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Dylan Hernandez

The Darren Smith Show

17:54 min | 3 weeks ago

Dylan Hernandez

"Next and will it be baseball next week going off without? As much is a hitch or will it be football? What are we focusing in on? Let's say hello to Dylan Hernandez. WHO JOINS US this afternoon? Extra thirteen sixty, Dylan. It's Darren. How are you my friend? IDEA GREG Undoing well. How have you found your? Fan Lists crowd lists sports viewing. Until this point. Well, honestly I've been playing a lot of fortnight with my six year old. So that's gotTa dominated the other night I did get to watch some of the soccer tournament. You know the the MLS is back. Tournament the La Galaxy Open. Play got to watch a little bit of that and. They did a nice job with that I thought right. I mean it's kind of a made for TV events you know Kinda catered it to make sure it was had a pleading again as a TV product and I'm guessing a lot of the other sports as we following me in that regard. I agree with you I. Think it's kind of fun. It's not what it would be under normal circumstances. Obviously, circumstances are not normal. I can appreciate that major league soccer decided to do something called. The MLS is back tournament. I wonder though and this has come up a little bit. Dylan just with regards to whomever it is if baseball can get itself up and running next week, and if baseball can complete a regular season, and if baseball. Baseball can complete a postseason I wonder you how you will feel about that team that wins the final game of the postseason and is called a world series champ. Now you know you're in Los Angeles you right for the La Times you spent a million years in your life at dodger stadium, this is come up there because of of this thirty plus year drought for the dodgers here where the padres have never won the world series obviously. How do you think that will be will be? How will that land somebody being called a world series champ after this? I think it depends on the season, right? How good the baseball is You know honestly how many guys wound up testing positive and having to drop out. does my trump play if the best player in the game is it part of the season? Obviously, that kind of affects the legitimacy. You Know I. Think though that kind of one thing right? You know when we talk about the legitimacy of the championship. you know we kind of do this thing. I think where right we we just Kinda count the number of championship. This player one this. Franchises one that many and we kinda Senate pretend that they're all equal when they're really not right I. mean you know I to me one thing for example like pre-integration baseball. To me is much different than most integration baseball. Right titles before that you know to me. Don't count as much Even the Houston Astros twenty seventeen world series. Right I mean okay. Yeah, technically, they still right officially. They're still the world series champions. Does anybody really look at that at same way as I don't know you know any other world series I don't think so right and and I think that even if we might not be totally aware of it subconsciously. At least we do place differences between different championships, and my guess is that this is going to be. The case here is that we will recognize okay. Does this different right you know? We had a different sport. I mean the World Cup over time like. Let's be honest in this. This era Champions League it's Gone Valley's right, and you know the right, so that's Argentina's eighty. Six World Cup out of that compared to the things now I would argue that Argentina's eighty suits. Thing is much more valuable than say Spanish World Cup and twenty ten. You know and I think we do make value judgments, and my guess is that I think people will be able to kinda place the this championship in the proper perspective given you know and again. I think that it's GonNa. Be Pending Right? It's going to depend how good the season is the quality of baseball. What are the problems that arise and I think people take that information again it just it's proper perspective. DYLAN HERNANDEZ LA Times joining us on extra thirteen sixty. I think that that's fair that we might not even know all the details of what a sixty game regular season will look like, and if it's just whoever has the least amount of positive covid nineteen cases that least interrupted their season. Who knows it's some complete. long shot here of the Miami Marlins end up. Winning the world series will probably be remembered a little bit differently, and let's say somebody who would consider to be a legitimate contender under normal circumstances. Right and you know I'm guessing you could either be, Mar.. Market specific right. Say The padres go on and win the the thing and you could save people. San Diego might be excited. PEOPLE IN LA might find a way to well only sixty games. Right and people have here might find okay. Devalue that man you know so and. You know. Get get debated for for decades ago. And I think the opposite would be true for the dodgers have won the division every single year for what seven eight straight. That you will hear it from people here and you'll definitely hear from people in San Francisco in that you could never win it under one hundred and sixty two. Even that the astro thing was the astro thing, but yet like the there will be definite evaluation of that accomplishment if it happens with Los Angeles this year like. Would anybody in Los Angeles apologize for that I. Doubt It I. Don't think anybody in San Diego to apologize for it if it happens here. Yeah you know I. Think what? The dodgers was kind of interesting, though, right? Championships, are there such civic celebrations right? And I think the one thing that's going to be interesting. How most likely I mean, the the just got cancelled today so most likely get a championship will not be able to have a championship parade. You know and. The same thing if the entire city can't really get together to celebrate I, think. Something like that can affect how we judge. Do a championship. About the Lakers I don't know why this came up. They've played the majority of their season handful of games to go specifically for the Lakers, and for the clippers going into the NBA bubble. I don't think that necessarily applies because they're playing. Almost eighty two and they're both were going to be playoff teams anyway now, if somebody like new, Orleans or or somebody Portland comes out of the woodwork there to win different story, but do you sense like the same bid of interest there about this potential collision course between the Lakers and the clippers in a postseason matchup that the you know obviously less, but do you sense like a similar level of anticipation? Yeah so you know and I think that the NBA for various reasons right? I mean it is the most popular sport at least in Los. Angeles and I would argue probably for. The country You know you have stars that are kind of again. They try to their. Whether. It's Lebron Hawaii Anthony Davis You know I think yeah, the interest is there. you know you of? Don't expect. Baseball is the type of sport where right guy gets streaky right? Even the best haters again make you know are out seventy percent of the time. basketball like that right? The best players go out scored twenty five nine, no matter what happens Again unless we see something really just Kinda freaky where you know again, you know if one of the the main players you know, make characters in this thing you know whether it's Lebron or Hawaii or you know John is has positive and kind of change the dynamic of the entire tournament. If you don't have that I, kind of do think yeah, this is GonNa. Be Beauty is pretty legitimate. Right the one thing, obviously, the Lakers visiting there. There two point guards here now right between Bradley opted out, and now Rondo broke his hand and is out for six to eight weeks. So you know they might have a little bit of an excuse. Our okay, they weren't one hundred percent, and if the clippers beat and I'm guessing maybe some of those debates kind of start where well clippers want, but the makers weren't totally like full screen, so you know again. They have a degree of that here, too. I'm I'm somewhat rooting for that. I mean imagine if the Clippers win this year of all years. My Gosh, yeah a you want to about a storyline that will never go away, and by the way Dylan you just mentioned with Rondo Avery Bradley. I Know Jr. Smith is rolling in their fine. They use available, but also knowing what the building dynamic, instead of being Staple Center for seven games, if these two are to cross paths where it's mostly going to be a pro laker crowd, whether it's Clipper, home, game or not. That sounds like it favors the clippers in this situation. At least to me, you know two of the players Avery Bradley again and Rondo, and then not having a home court, or at least you know feeling like hey. We're GONNA run you out of your building when you're even considered the home team here. I don't know how that doesn't help the clippers in this situation. Yeah. I mean I guess I want that you could maybe argue that with with the what's Kinda four months break or however long? And why's that? You Know Lebron James is? The Best Player in the League. Years Older. Maybe this time I'll give him a chance to recharge his batteries, and maybe that kind of offsets everything else right I mean I think that especially the NBA The stars rating when you the game here you know and and to me again, the Lakers there's accessible just so interrelate with how Lebron plays. Lebron and really you know even between last year and this year I did see the the defensive intensities I live. Ron Is brought much different this year than it was last year and you know obviously you know Anthony. Davis is there and. One of the reasons they're doing better, but you know I think I like. Lebron coming on defense, really kind of changed the way to play basketball so. You know. Kinda comes down to Lebron still I still think it's GonNa. Be a Lebron thing and again you know there's a four months off. Do him good. More good than harm I than than actually Kinda like chat their Kansas. How come, you didn't go to the bubble. We, there was a very limited. You Know I. Actually only have one person there right now China gangly are Lakers writer. and she's got a tier one bubble I believe there are only ten riders national in the entire country that were put into the cure one. You know so sponsor very limited We can't our best basketball reporter out. There you know. It sounds like. All she can't you know she she got in. She cannot leave her hotel room. Forget about the property the room. She cannot leave for a week until she passes Kobe tests every day. So She's basically a prison right now, so go Tanya. Would you have wanted to do that, you know. Let's say you're editor comes to you and says we've got room for another tier one situation I. Would you have been game for that? you know actually driving here. My wife is right next to me I. Don't think she would have been okay with that. I guess depending was more afraid about that moment. Right if my boss is threatening. My job. That I consider it, but otherwise. Maybe the My my wife might outweigh that so probably not. How do you know that she wouldn't prefer that? You Go? That's a very good point. Although we are school districts right now we're talking about. Doing distance learning again and stuff like that. It sounds like the kids will not be returning school. My wife has also I may teacher, so she's GonNa. Be Having to. Do you know teaching her classes over the Internet? So It's going to be pretty busy at the household in terms of. China to educate people trying to get our kids educated so even though I wasn't much of a scholar, myself I believe. My presence might be needed for that. Good Luck! You are a teacher's assistant. For sure given those circumstances. You mentioned trout a little bit earlier. David prices out that Al Carlos. Vela has opted out of MLS. Listen whatever is going on in an athlete's life going on in their life avery Bradley here. We haven't had that not not with the padres. Overall? How are those decisions? You know from Sport Sport I don't know if it's any different dylan, but how are those decisions? Being received at least by the fan base of the said teams and players. I think people understand you know because especially with this Daddy. What's scary? Right it just like every three days. It feels like learning new about this disease right I. Mean You know At first? I mean just Kinda back. Even like a few months I was like kids can't get it, and it's like you know kids. My is it the matic. Might scar their lungs for life. Right and you know. I think that just because again. There's so little known here I think everybody understands because honestly I think we all kind of share their anxieties right. I. Mean You know a couple of weeks ago? I? Think you had asked me. Do you want your kids to go back to school? I would have said. Said? Yes, right now I'm probably Kinda happy that we're going to again. Go back to a distance learning model so I. Think again just because I. Think everybody understands what right we're going through this together. In some way right and the thing kind of doesn't discriminate based on profession and rhythm, levels or anything so you know again, I think people are understanding. I think Tim Dillon great catching up, keep up the good work. We appreciate your time. Thanks for joining us this afternoon and hello to your life. Okay, we'll be back there. You Got Dylan Hernandez of the La Times again and they've had several athletes different sports in Los Angeles including. The MVP of Major League. Soccer Carlos Fella opt out. Who might be the most popular player in North America would probably be cheaper to retail, but still. He is one of the top two or three most popular players in that League, certainly here on our continent and David Price, who they never really know and Mookie Betts if he could without losing service time probably would and trout. The entire sport is waiting on trout Tim Kirch and talked about that a little bit earlier this week. You know that that could be a really really big moment. For the League and listen as a Padre Fan, you could sit and say well. Hey, listen great, it's we got four games against the angels. He's not playing. Well so what it helps us, you know it helps the dodgers, and it also helps the diamondbacks and. It would help the as and it would help the Astros, but know that's pretty big blow if you lose a player of that magnitude. and. I grew them I. Sorta you sort of have to look for it even this sort of screwball time where you could find almost anything that you want on social media, you really have to search high and low for somebody WHO's criticizing well. I shouldn't say that because I've seen athletes criticized for opting out as well it's it's never the guy at the lower end of the pay spectrum. It's only the guys who have made a fortune already. Who can do this? Who can do it either because they're? Focusing on issues of social injustice, or because they've got pregnant wives like they would never do that if they were at the lower end of the spectrum so I have seen a little bit of that have heard a little bit of that myself from people who are in our business so I don't want to say that you have to search high and low for any sort of criticism for anybody who's done this you it just. It feels like it's definitely the minority opinion. For Short criticised an athlete who decides playing right now? It's just not what they want to. At least that's the way I am not getting it. There's really any sense criticism playoffs out I. Really don't for whether it's. Whether are high risk family member is or just because they're uncertain like hey, man. We don't know we do not know what we don't know. I've seen it a little bit. And I've heard a privately I wouldn't I. It's it's you know people who you and I know have set up. It's always the guys who have already made their life changing money. Who are seem to be doing this? You know it's not the guys who are at the lower end of the spectrum. And that it's a fair observation I. Don't know that that's a critique. Necessarily it's it's definitely an observation. Whether it's price. Avery Bradley has an to my knowledge. Avery Bradley has. I. Don't know that he's put himself in a position financial I'll have to look it up. You know there was a prospect for the White Sox, Pitcher, I forget his name a pitcher like he's like the number. Three prospect in baseball I forgot his name, but he opted out so i. don't think it's a financial decision. It was injury related, but he he had concerned, so there have been there have been players of course, the name notable, but there there has been a player who's opted out who doesn't have the financial flexibility of say Mike. Leake, who's made some money or both buster Posey me a ton of money or David Price, there has been a name out there and leak also backed himself with a five million dollars. Contract for next year, but Dylan is so right, and this is just going to happen and I I don't I think it's just.

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Super Bowl LIII Preview Week - Dylan Hernandez

Arrive Early, Leave Late

22:17 min | 1 year ago

Super Bowl LIII Preview Week - Dylan Hernandez

"Super bowl. Fifty three is here Sunday in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Rams taking on the New England Patriots. The LA times has sent their sports staff. Deluxe to the AT L today. We'll be checking in with Dylan Hernandez who arrived early the name. I've early leave. They will he got to Atlanta on Sunday. He's a check in the vibe around town. Also, get a very interesting conversation with thank casting dodger president they went back and forth and Dylan's take on the Lakers. It's derive early legally podcast. I'm your host the Durant Tuesday, January twenty ninth. Super Bowl week. The LA times has sent everybody in their sports department to Atlanta seems like that have all kinds of coverage for you every single writer every single tiger for every single video man is out there and women and everything you need to know from the LA times perspective on Super Bowl. Fifty three will become your way here on the arrive early. Leave late podcast. We'll start off this week with Dylan Hernandez, you're like, wait a minute. Not dillon. Also alty mad about every. No, no, no, no, no, no Dylan is good. I talked to him before we started the podcast. Dylan is any zen place. Dylan is excited to be in Atlanta. And even though the festivities haven't really kicked off. They really haven't gotten going Dylan is happy to be there. Right. Dylan due to sue cold here, man. It's like, really cold. And they they're saying it's going to snow tomorrow or something. I don't like that. I don't know. I got my like Winter Olympics clothes on right now. Okay. One more time Dylan you happy to be there. Right. Of course. I'm happy. But I am happy to be here. I mean have you ever covered Super Bowl before? I never have. Okay. So this could be like, yes. So this is you know, I mean, the people that have been here before kind of warning me about what a grind this week is going to be and how circus it's going to be and just kind of the way their demeanor. Maybe diminish my enthusiasm a little bit. You know, usually. I know it's the opposite. Right. I diminish others people's enthusiasm. But right now, the veterans are kind of sapping anatomy a little bit. Now, we joke with you about your being salty a lot of tongue in cheek. But you just said you're going to the Super Bowl the first time working as a member of the media covering the SuperBowl. Have you ever been to one of the fan? Never know this all brand new for you. That's good. Yeah. It is you know, and it's kinda cool because I mean, we were hearing this work room. And granted, you know, obviously say before I was a columnist does a baseball guy. So the baseball writing circles, more my circle. So I don't know like a ton of people. Here. But you know, one thing it was pretty cool. I ran into a reporter from Mexico who I've known from covering boxing, and he's also been around like the dodgers bit. So you kind of you know, in in just kind of walking through this pressroom, I've heard a few different languages. So that's kind of cool. You kind of see that. This is this is a legitimate big event. I think I read somewhere that more than five thousand people are going to be credentialed for this Super Bowl so win. Yeah. That many people you have millions of dollars everywhere security's gotta be crazy. Right. Oh, yeah. Atlanta's like a police state right now, you know, was I went over to the Rams hotel last night to go chat with somebody. And I was kind of outside someone smoking cigars and stuff and the ad police dogs were there like every five ten minutes. I mean, even here, you know, keep in mind to get into right now, we're like in the media center and the media workroom, and you know, if you kind of walk outside to radio row, you can't go like five ten feet without some dogs sniffing. You right. So they're everywhere. Kind of funny thing actually, the bathrooms are on the far end of the radio. Oh row there against the wall. And even that is kind of like barricade in says credential required. I guess you got to you need a credential to to go answer nature's call is this like a big convention center where you at. Yeah. It's like a convention center. I'm not exactly sure what this is. I should know. But I just blindly followed my colleagues in here because that's what I do. Sometimes it just blindly follow people. I kinda like that Dylan Hernandez is out of his comfort zone that you don't know where you're at what you're gonna do are you gonna write every single day. Probably. I mean, you know, we're I think we're pretty flexible, but I think that's more or less the plan. Yes. So I mean, I got you know, I have some ideas. I got some tricks up my sleeve, I think so do you know anything about the Rams? Yeah. I mean, I was I was there in training camp. You know, I think I wrote I don't know two three columns. I know you've been around. No. But do you know anything about 'em? Yeah. You don't have your pulse on them. Right. You don't know every knickknack? We'll they're running. Okay. Well, I can see the running back. Has messed up, and that's probably what they're gonna lose your really calling them. Okay. Right, right. Dylan Hernandez Super Bowl. Fifty three prediction is patriots sixty ramp zero. Oh, come on. Real real scored. Yeah, you're dead. Twenty four seventeen patriots. Twenty four twenty four twenty four seventeen patriots. You didn't say that we conviction your age. Well, I don't know man. Like, you're asking score your columnists. Anyone who says a score with any conviction is a liar. Plaski predicted of the Rams victory. San farmer predictive Adriana gave scores come on Hernandez step it up here. Of course, they're pandering to their audience, and you're not. That's why. No, I mean. I just kinda think right? I mean, I think what you have a young quarterback in Goff. I mean, it'd be great. If this is his big breakout game, whatever. But I still think a lot of what they do comes down to Todd Gurley. Right. And you know, I know C J Anderson played great in his absence. But look if they're giving the ball to girly like four or five times something's not right with him. Obviously. Right. And you don't have him. I mean, a lot of what they do is kind of based off play action and stuff I think that kind of diminishes a bit. Remember like the the game in Detroit when Aaron Donald had a strip sack, and it just kind of changed the game. Donald is going to probably girly is not. Okay. I think Donald's going to have to have that type of game. And you know, so far in these play. Offs. I mean, they've double teamed him Alah triple team granted like sues now been able to step into that place and make some plays whatever. But it's gonna be kinda hard for Donald to make those place to compensate for what they're not getting on the other side of the ball because girlies unavailable now in the past in your baseball days. I used to enjoy watching you Spar with the managers, whether it was Tori, Don Mattingly like you have a way of poking people in a professional manner of getting them agitated enough to where they give you because most of the time. It's yes. No like, boring coachspeak, Bill Belichick seems like he's going to be an excellent fo- for you. You're gonna talk to him at all. Yes. I don't know. I get. I mean now that you mentioned that maybe that's kinda worth trying. Right. You go that said, I mean, you know, in the past I've never been around. Ballot. Check, actually, but I have been around Nick Sabin. So this would have been a couple of years ago. I guess and the the college football playoffs, you know? And there's one thing I guess at the beginning remember lane kiffin was kinda popping off a bit. And then they replaced him with Sarkissian who's obviously. You know, had like the drinking problems and stuff and the one thing actually about Sabin that I found was if you kind of asked kind of direct questions he at least has to them fine. You know, I actually kind of thought that a lot of the way his relationship with the press. There was kind of like the fault more the press because they kneel at his alter everybody was calling him coach which I thought was just really weird instead of just as dressing him snack. He was coach it was like they were addressing the pope or something, you know, and anytime you allow that kind of imbalanced to happen. I mean, that's when the relationship gets skewed. Now again with Bela check, I'm not particularly sure about what the particular dynamics are here. But maybe maybe that's worth going into, you know, but that's the thing with football coaches. Will you like you said they do that like football coach speak and even a guy like McVeigh, like US, something pointer. He just kind of stays in that character and everything's kinda done in a podium. You know, the thing about baseball writer. What's the pre-game access is usually done on the bench in the media kinda crowds around them in the field is a little more conversational? I think rather when you put somebody up on a podium, it does change the dynamic of it. Interesting. That's a good point though. Because you don't have any chance for them to go one on one with anybody. Right. Right. And so like in especially what will happen like in a press conferences. Like you ask the question. They take the mic from you. You know? And if you go short than this moving onto the next question, whereas again, like in a in a baseball type setting where it's just a manager on a bench and your crowded around him. He gives you a short answer you can fire back. He fires back. And then you start going back and forth. I do think that the way the access and everything's kind of controlled and sterilize the NFL. It does make it a little bit more difficult to get those kind of interactions. What land looked like like, billboards and posters everywhere. All over the city L. Yeah. You know, like the train's got a rap or a paint or whatever right with a big Super Bowl logo. Yeah. You see stuff out in the distance? It feels like the Super Bowl. They're. Yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. It's a big deal here, you know, and look around LA that was kind of the weird thing, right? Is that I know they had a great off at that rally. But you know, you kinda look around town. You don't see like a ton of ram stuff. Right. You know? Know, it's not like everybody's out wearing their Rams jersey. And it's not like you're seeing you know, banners stuff all over town. I mean, I think that if you just kinda drop into Los Angeles from another country at this point and didn't know what was going on in the NFL season. Like, you probably wouldn't guess that the local team was going to the Super Bowl. But it feels like the super bowl's in Atlanta. Yes. Absolutely. You could tell. Yeah. Yeah. This is football country. You bring up a good point though about the LA market, which is interesting because in a couple years once that stadium is built in Inglewood, the Super Bowl will be in Los Angeles. It's getting built four. I mean, if the Rams the chargers play there, but it's to show off the city of LA. I'm curious how that will play out. Yeah. Well, my concern is a nice still have to see how this week plays out because the rampages practicing in really two different parts of town. And this is a city that's supposed to have really bad traffic and say LA one team is practicing kind of over like in Inglewood area. And maybe the other team is in Pasadena like at the Rose Bowl, and you have to kind of get from one place to the other. I mean, could you imagine how that's going to be like, you know, so. I do have some kind of questions as far as the practicality of it like houses whole thing. Go to work, you know, you can put a media shuttle and let it get in the diamond lane, whatever in Los Angeles. But I kind of have a feeling that it's going to be kind of hard to get from point a to be. So I think the people that that are planning this have have a pretty tall task in front of them. When you check in get your credential. Did they give you a gift? I got nothing. No. I just got asked. If I was from another country shut up. No, I'm serious. The guy has I come in. And they ask me like, you know, are you form Prosser something which I thought was kind of weird. Yeah. I mean. I don't wanna get into. Yeah. I I wanted to I wanted to see how close you're gonna get to that. No, no. Said domestic your domestic Dylan Hernandez us you need Twitter name as you are at the Super Bowl getting all kinds of coverage. And I need you to poke the bear little bit. I need you to go to Bella check in. Hey, Tom Brady. Is that the question? All right. Now, somebody who you reporting and prodding and trying to get answers out. And he didn't give you anything Stang cast him. Yeah. You and he had a little interaction over the weekend. And you're calling the LA times seem like he didn't wanna talk to you. What was what happened will the irony of this is actually he wanted to talk to me what? Yeah. Andy Reid like that in your call them. Yeah. I mean, I guess I maybe should've I don't know like us cast in, you know, for the last however, many years has been very now. He's a chairman of the dodgers. Correct. Correct. Yeah. Or the he's a president of the president. And he's been pretty reluctant to talk to our paper about a number of issues right starting with the TV thing on the record. You know? So obviously the lack of spending this off season with the dodgers has been kind of an issue. It's been a concern of the fans and like I didn't even bother to ask for cast. And actually I ask for Friedman. And when the PR Stafford that I guess approach Friedman about it. I think casting might have overheard that or something and say, well, if it's about money, I wanna talk to him and that happened. So why hasn't Kesawan talk to you? Let's go because I don't think he has good answers. You ask about the TV thing. What's he going to say? I mean, his defenses are not very good. I think right. I mean, he can say, okay. Well, these TV companies, I colluded whatever. But I don't know if you've read the judge eventually, right? That came out where it said. Yeah. Okay. These companies were colluding. I mean, will you basically have is like the dodgers might legally be right? But when you read this document, it's really clear, right? The dodgers are trying to get as much money out of these cable distributors as much as possible the cable people want to get it for as low prices possible. And you really just see like these two huge businesses going at each other's throats and really neither side comes across. Well, like nowhere in that document. Is there any concern about the fans, this is strictly about money? And so, yeah, I think he kind of understands like, okay. Well, that's a no win situation. What am I going to say really and here, it's kind of something similar, right? It's about money. And that's why his argument was kind of more based on like he didn't think that I was going to print that. Because basically what he said was whatever concerns that the. Fans. Have we're not hearing people are renewing their tickets. You're making this up that was his direct quote that you're making a narrative. Yeah. That's basically like the tack that he took. And my guess is that he was thinking, well, I accused him of lying, and maybe to some degree thinks that and so he probably thought there's no way he's gonna put that out there. I don't even think you really registered that much. You know? And you know, I always tell athletes is to don't make it about me. You're talking to the fat you the call them. Yeah. You're talking to the fans, we're just conduit s-, really. And maybe at that moment, he kind of forgot that a little bit. I think where he was trying to turn this into this argument, and it comes across as basically like I don't have to answer to you thing was the dodgers Nina, spend money and get the big free agent Harper right reading that column that you wrote that you don't understand that there's more to the luxury tax is being reported. And it just basically he was trying to say that you're coming up with the narrative that the dodgers aren't doing their part when he says that they are. Right. You just agree with them. Well, you know, it's kind of interesting because he owes considered fan response unless it translates into ticket sales or loss of ticket sales. I mean to him that's what he called I deal with facts for him. The facts were a look, we're probably gonna lead baseball in attendance. Again, this here we've sold that many season tickets. So I'm kind of curious now because at least like on whether it's been on Twitter, some other news outlets picked up some of these things and drop their opinion about it. But the fans weren't happy with bloody said, so I'm actually kind of curious does he still think this is fiction? I'm not sure maybe he's still does. And maybe he's just gonna continue to proceed as he as he has been this whole time the dodgers having sign Bryce Harper. Welcome baseball has signed by Harper Machado or anybody. What's going on will the entire layer compensation systems? Just broken. You know, they have this. Basically the first three years player makes nothing years four through six player is eligible for salary arbitration. But the the real payoff is set up to come. When a player his free agency. After six full years of service time, and I think what kind of happen those that the last twenty years or so the revenues in the game have just exploded. Right. It's gone from in the early two thousand three billion dollar a year business to now ten billion dollar your business. And so if you say, you know, like in most sports where you have like a salary capital say is okay. The players get fifty percent of revenue or whatever. Whatever. However, it is to cut up the pie. Baseball doesn't have anything that strict. So I think that what happens now is now does the system hasn't changed for the most part. And now when they hit free agency. I think what the players are thinking is like look the revenues have gone up that much more. So you should be paid that much money. And that's why you know couple years ago we were hearing about the possibility of a four hundred million dollar contract for Machado or a Harper. And I think that now though, right when the teams kind of look at this they're thinking while four hundred a lot of money, and it's so much more say than Cory Seager, rookie main half a million dollars, even this. Here's an arbitration guy. He's going to make. Four million. And now of a sudden you're gonna you're talking about paying one guy forty million a year. So you can kind of see why teams are kind of naturally reluctant to go. There realistically. I mean, they're going to have to kind rip up the collective bargaining agreement and probably find a way to pay the younger players more. I get that side of it at the same time. I kind of think again, like the players are the ones that are kind of making this money. This is the way the deals kind of set up, and if you kind of look at it again by how much revenue these guys generator stuff. I mean, realistically the Harper Machado are kinda worth that much the money. Is there the revenues? They're the teams will argue the system's flawed that doesn't mean that we should be making bad decisions and just like purposely overpaying people either. Yeah. I mean realistically to the result in a strike after the twenty twenty one season. So yeah, we we have that to look forward to. But I mean, it's I think to me is this really kind of disappointing. When you when you look at it from baseball Sandpoint that right? I mean think about NBA free agency. It's a party. Yeah. And free agency is used to promote the sport. It's used to get people excited and baseball. Free agency. These teams are telling their fans. Okay. Yeah. This guy might be a top five player in the league. But actually, if we get him our franchise is gonna be worse off. I mean, what we'll kind of wait is that to sell your product. So by sign Bryce Harper. We're going to be bad. Incorrect, you know. And so like in eventually when Harper does sign it if he does get a big contract. I'm sure there's going to be a writer locally who says like, well, it was really a smart thing to do. What is going on with your sport? Dylan I'm done with it. My sport. I cover cover the Baseball Writers Association. That's true. They won't have me. Well, you know, these teams have revenue sharing and actually like I mean when you talk about the Phillies, the reason they're considered like a contender for Harper and even like an attractive destinations because all these years there were tanking. They accumulated a lot of good draft picks. Their farm system is pretty flush with young talent. Those guys are coming up. Now. Now, add the superstar to and now there's going to be a really good core around him sounds like the dodgers ran yet reminds me a little bit kind of like the whether dodgers were kind of in the late two thousands. When you had the Russell Martin and Audrey Ethier, and Matt and those guys coming up, and then you added like Emmanuel mirrors to that team. And all of a sudden, okay now, you have something because you have this. You went out and got the superstar in now you have the supporting cast around it. So I think that that's the general blueprint that those teams are trying to follow. So none of these Hume's losing money. There is revenue sharing in the sport. And nobody spending they've Noah spending it, but you know, and I think that part of it is kind of you know, the parties are looking at. This and thinking, okay, you know, is one thing to have to pay Machado four hundred million. But if they're looking at it now and thinking, well, if we can let's say we can get this guy for one seventy five or two hundred do it. Yeah. Like, maybe we can contend now. Right. Maybe we can sneak up on some of these surprise people. And my guess is they're kind of looking at everything they're looking at where the other teams in the division stand there. Looking at the dodgers will okay? What will the dodgers looked like in a few years? Right. And do we think we can beat the dodgers? I mean because if you can then that might be worth that investment the business of baseball this season. Very very interesting. Phil Hernandez endeared himself to a lot of dodger fans. I'm pretty sure you're the man of the people this week with fans after you and Stan Kasten were sparring now real quick before. I let you go. Lebron James Anthony Davis should have. Yes. Give them everything. Give them whatever they want. Now. Anthony Davis came out and said that he's not gonna sign extension with the pelicans. And he wants to be traded, of course, immediately. Every Laker fan is jumping for joy saying we will give them a zoo box for Anthony Davis and. We would you trade the house right now. I think you have to you know, and I don't think you should look at it. This is them trading. The future for the now because Anthony Davis kind of their future to he is a superstar that you can build around as and his LeBron gets older and theoretically declines ineffectiveness, you have your next guy in place ready. I mean from the Laker standpoint, I think it's kind of like, a must get it's almost there quickest way, I think to a championship, you know, and maybe not for this year, necessarily, but in future seasons. You got those two building blocks you just have to put a supporting cast around them, and they'll be competitive right away. Dylan Hernandez columnist for the LA times. He's at the Super Bowl his first one ever as a fan or as a columnist now. Dylan what I need you to do is you need to go to the fan experience. Now, I've been watching all the cheesy morning news shows here in LA every single station has sent their morning crew. They're they're doing the reporters wearing jerseys. I need you to go and talk to those guys or ladies until. Hey, do you even know what's going on with the football world right now? Because you know, how much you hate local morning news. I'm gonna hate local morning news. Really when they're trying to do the same interviews. You will that's annoying. But they're not like you said there at the fan experience if they stay there. Like if you look if they're going to stay there. They don't come into my side. I'm not gonna go into their side. Dylan Hernandez in Atlanta. Stay warm. I friends they warm. I'll try thank you. Thanks. 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Hour 2 - Dylan Hernandez talks MLB, MLS and NBA, why doesn't San Diego get big time sports and #AskDarren

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Hour 2 - Dylan Hernandez talks MLB, MLS and NBA, why doesn't San Diego get big time sports and #AskDarren

"Deep in. The thirteen sixty wants to pay your bills. We have another chance today to win. A thousand bucks just listened for the nationwide keywords, attacks and win instantly. Get all the contest times now it's Sports S. T. DOT COM, your next chance to win coming up sometime in the next hour brought to you by Yvo Turf, Start Your landscaping transformation today with our friends at Yvo Turf USA. Dot Com was Judson saying something about positively. Fayza tippety across the country. I thought that was good timing here. As, we say hello to Dylan Hernandez columnist with the La Times. We always appreciate Dylan Hernandez who I'm sure has been consuming sports just like a lot of us and wondering what we will be able to enjoy next and we'll be baseball next week going off without. As much as a hitch, or will it be football? What are we focusing on? Let's say hello to Dylan Hernandez. WHO JOINS US this afternoon? An extra thirteen sixty, Dylan Darren how are you my friend? Great Dan, are you? Undoing well, how have you found your? Finless crowd lists sports viewing. How have you enjoyed it up until this point? Well! Honestly I've been playing a lot of fortnight with my six year old. So that's gotTa dominated the other night I did get to watch some of the soccer tournaments. You know the the MLS is back tournament. The La Galaxy open play to watch a little bit of that and. I. You know what actually it's A. Nice, job with that right. I mean it's kind of a made for TV events You know I think they kinda catered to make sure it was. Pleasing agaist the TV product and I'm guessing a lot of the other sports as we following suit in that regard. I, agree with you I think it's kind of fun. It's not what it would be under normal circumstances, obviously circumstances are not normal I can appreciate that major league soccer decided to do something called the mls back tournament. I wonder though and this has come up a little bit. Dylan just with regards to whomever it is if baseball can get itself up and running next week, and if baseball can complete a regular season, and if baseball can. Can complete a postseason I wonder how you will feel about that team that wins the final game of the postseason and is called a world series champ. Now you know you're in Los. Angeles you right for the La, times. You spend a million years in your life at dodgers. Stadium, this is come up there. Because of this, you know thirty plus year drought for the dodgers here where the padres have never won the world series obviously. How do you think that will be? Will Be. How will that land somebody being called a world series champ after this? I think it depends on the season. Right? How good the baseball is you know. How many guys wound up testing positive and having to draw out. does my trump play if the best player in the game is it part of the season? Obviously, that kind of affects legitimacy you know I think though that that kind of thing right? It's you know when we talk about the legitimacy of the championship. you know we kind of do this thing? I think where right we, we just Kinda count the number of championship, this player one this many franchises, one that many and we kind of center pretend that they're all equal, and they're really not right I. mean you know I to me one thing for example like pre-integration baseball. To me is much different than close integration baseball. Right the titles before that you know to me, I lied. Don't count as much even take. The Houston Astros twenty seventeen world series. Right I mean okay. Yeah, technically, they still right officially. They're still the world series champions because anybody really look at. That is the same way as I. Don't you know any other world series? I don't think so. And I think that even if we might not be totally aware of it, subconsciously I'm these we do? Place differences between different championships and my guess is that this is going to be the case here that we will recognize okay. Does this different right you know? We had a different sports I mean. The World Cup over time like let's be honest in their the champions, league it's GonNa be valleys right and you know the the right, so that's Argentina's eighty. Six World Cup out of that compared to the things now i. I would argue that Argentina's eighty seats. Thing is much more valuable than say. Spanish World Cup and twenty ten you know, and I think we do make these value judgments, and my guess is that I will be able to Kinda place the this championship in the proper perspective given you know, and again I think that it's going to be tending right it. Kinda depends how good the season is the quality of baseball. What are the problems that arise and he will take that information again and just place in. It's proper perspective. Dylan Hernandez time joining us on extra thirteen sixty. I think that that's fair that we might not even know all the details of what a sixty game regular season will look like, and if it's just whoever has the least amount of positive covid, nineteen cases that least interrupted their season who knows and if it some complete? Long shot here of the Miami Marlins end up winning the world series you. It will probably be remembered a little bit differently. Let's say somebody who we would consider to be a legitimate contender under normal circumstances. Right and you know and I guess he could be mar as market specific right say the padres on and win the the thing, and you could see people who might be excited. PEOPLE IN LA might find a way to well. You know the only sixty games, right and people up here. My final value that thing you know so and. It'll be a thing that's get debated for for decades. And I think the opposite would be true for the dodgers have won the division every single year for what seven eighth straight years that you will hear it from people here, and you will definitely hear from people in San. Francisco in that. You could never win it under one hundred sixty two, even that the astro thing was the astro thing, but yeah like the there will be definite devaluation of that accomplishment if it happens with Los Angeles this year, unlike would anybody in Los Angeles apologize for that I doubt it. I don't think anybody in San. Diego's got to apologize for it if it happens here. Yeah you know. I think the dodgers. Being was kind of interesting, though right that championships are there such civic celebrations right, and I think the one thing that's going to be interesting is how most likely the real. The Rose Parade just got cancelled today, so most likely gets get. The championship will not be able to have a championship parade. You know and. The, same thing, if the entire city can't really get together to celebrate I. Think even that something like that can affect. How judge do a championship? About the Lakers I don't know why this came up. They played the majority of their season handful of games to go specifically for the Lakers. For the clippers going into the NBA bubble. I don't think that necessarily applies because they're playing almost eighty two and they're both we'RE GONNA be playoff teams anyway now, if somebody like New Orleans or somebody. Portland comes out of the woodwork there to win different story, but Do you sense the same bid of of interest? They are about this potential collision course between the Lakers and the clippers in a postseason matchup that the. Obviously less, but do you sense like a similar level of anticipation? And I think that the NBA for various reasons, right? It's I mean it is the most popular sport at least in Los Angeles and I would argue probably for most of the country You know you have stars that are kind of again. They try and send their sports. You know whether it's Lebron who I any Davis You know I think. Yeah, the interest is there. you know you kind of? Don't expect you know. Baseball is type of sport where right Guy Gets Street right? Even the best hitters again make you know are out seventy percent of the time. basketball's not like that right. The best players go out and scored twenty five of nine. No matter what happens Again unless we see something, really just Kinda freaky where you know again, you know if one of the the main players make characters in this thing you know whether it's Lebron or Hawaii or you know. John is has positive and Kinda change like the you know the dynamic of the entire tournaments. If you don't have that I kind of do think yeah, this is GonNa, be viewed as pretty legitimate right the one thing obviously the Lakers visiting there two point guards. Guards here now, right between every Bradley it out, and now Rondo broke his hand in his for six to eight weeks. So you know they might have a little bit of an excuse. Our where okay they weren't one hundred percent, and if the clippers beat them I'm guessing maybe some of those debates kind of star where well the clippers want. Makers weren't told them at full screen. So you know again, I think I think we'll have a degree of that here, too. Yeah I'm rooting for that I mean imagine if the Clippers win this year of all years, my Gosh. You want to talk about a storyline that will never go away and by the way Dylan you just mentioned it with Rondo Avery Bradley I know Jr Smith is rolling in their fine. He's available, but also knowing what the building dynamic, instead of being at Staples Center for seven games, if these two are to cross paths where it's mostly going to be a pro laker crowd, whether it's Clipper, home, game or not. That sounds like it favors the clippers in this situation at least to me, you know two of the players. Avery Bradley again and Rondo and then not having a home court, or at least you know feeling like. Hey, you know we're. We're going to run you out of your building when you're even considered the home team here. I don't know how that doesn't help the clippers in this situation. Like the one that you could maybe argue, is that right with the what's kind of four months break or however long, and why that you know Lebron James? Right. The Best Player in the League years older Maybe this time I'll give him a chance to recharge his batteries, and maybe that kind of offsets everything else right. I mean I do think that especially the NBA The stars rating when you the game here you know, and and to me again the Lakers. There's accessible just so gator late with how Lebron plays Lebron, and really you know even between last year and this year right to the the the defensive intensity that Laurent as broad, much different this year than it was last year, and you know obviously you know Anthony Davis there and. That's one of the reasons. They're doing better, but you know i. I, do think. You Know Lebron coming in life on defense, really kind of change the way to play basketball so. Be Kinda comes down to Lebron still I still think it's GonNa. Be a Lebron thing and again you know four months off. Do him good have more good than harm I. Actually Kinda like their chances. Come you didn't go to the bubble? We there was a very limited. Accurate only have one person there right now on again. Guli are Lakers writer. She's been a tier. One bubble I believe they're only ten riders national in the entire country that were put into the cure one bubble. You know so. Sponsor very limited We are best basketball reporter out. There you know. It sounds like hard time almost she can't see She just got in there and my understanding is. She cannot leave her hotel room. Forget about the property the room. She cannot leave for a week until she passes Kobe every day. So. She basically imprisoned right now, so goes on you. Would you have wanted to do that. Let's say you're editor comes to you and says you know we've got room for another tier. One situation I would have been gained for that. you know I'm actually driving here? My wife is right next to me I don't think she would have been okay with that. You know. Who I was more afraid of at that moment, right, if my boss the threatening with my job. that. I consider it, but. Otherwise maybe the my favorite. My wife might outweigh that so probably not. How do you know that she wouldn't prefer that? You Go? That's a very good point. Although you know, we you know school districts right now we're talking about. Doing distance learning again and stuff like that sounds like the cats will not be returning his school. My wife has also first grade teacher, so she's GonNa be having to. Do you know teaching classes over the Internet so I think he's going to be pretty busy as a household in terms of. Trying to educate people trying to get our own kids educated so even though I wasn't much of Goner Myself I. Believe my presence might be needed for that. Good luck. You are a teacher's assistant. For sure given those circumstances. You mentioned trout a little bit earlier. David prices up that out Carlos Vela has opted out of MLS. Listen whatever is going on in an athlete's life is going on in their life. Avery Bradley here. We haven't had that, not not with the padres. Overall. How are those decisions? You know from sport to Sport I. Don't know if it's any different dylan. But how are those decisions? Being received at least by the fan base of the said teams and players. I think people understand because especially with this man, he. What's scary, right? It's just like every three days. It feels like we're learning something new about this disease. Right I mean you know at first I mean just Kinda back even like a few months. That I was like kid can't get it, and it's like you know kids my. If the matic, but it might sky their lungs for life. Right and you know I think that just because again. So little known here I think everybody understands it, because honestly I think we all kind of share their anxieties right I mean you know a couple of weeks ago I think if you had asked me, you know. Do you want your kids to go back to? To school I would've said yes. Right now. I'm probably kind of that. We're going to again go back to a distance learning model so I think again just because everybody understands what right we're all going through this together. In some way right and the thing kind of doesn't discriminate based on profession or Rakim, levels or anything so you know again. I think people are understanding. I think so too Dylan. Great catching up, keep up the good work. We appreciate your time. Thanks for joining us this afternoon and hello. Okay! Well, thank there. You Got Dylan Hernandez of the Times, and they've had several athletes different sports in Los Angeles including. The MVP of Major League Soccer Carlos. Fella opt out. Who might be the most popular player in north? America would probably be cheaper Rita but still. He is one of the top two or three most popular players in that League, certainly here on our continent and David Price. They never really know and Mookie Betts if he could without losing service time, probably wouldn trout. The entire sport is waiting on trout Tim Kirch and talked about that a little bit earlier this week. You know that that could be really really big moment. For the League and listen as a Padre Fan, you could sit and say well. Hey, listen greatest show. We got four games against the angels. He's not playing. Well so what it helps us and helps the dodgers, and it also helps the diamondbacks and. It would help the as soon. It would help the Astros, but that's pretty big blow if you lose the player of that magnitude. and. I grew them. I sorta you sort of have to look for in this sort of screwball time where you could find almost anything that you want on social media. You really have to search high and low for somebody. WHO's criticizing well. I shouldn't say that because I've seen. Athletes criticized for opting out as well it's it's never the guy at the lower end of the pay spectrum. It's only the guys who made a fortune already. Who can do this? Who can do it either because they're? Focusing on issues of social injustice, or because they've got pregnant wives like they would never do that if they were at the lower end of the pay spectrum, so I have seen a little bit of that have heard a little bit of that myself from people who are in our business so i. don't WanNa say that you have to search high and low for any sort of criticism for anybody who's done this, you can't it just. It feels like it's definitely minority opinion. For Short criticised an athlete who decides playing right now. It's just not what they WANNA do. At least that's the way I am not getting it. There's really any sense for criticism. If a player off so I i. really don't for whether it's. With their high risk family member is just because they're uncertain like man. We don't know we do not know what we don't know. I've seen it a little bit and I've heard privately. It's it's you know people who you and I know upset up. It's always the guys who have already made their life changing money. Who are seem to be doing this? You know it's not the guys who are at the lower end of the spectrum. And I guess that's a fair observation I don't know that that's a critique. necessarily. It's definitely an observation. Whether it's price. Avery Bradley has an to my knowledge avery. Bradley has an. I don't know that he's put himself in a position financial have to look it up now. There was a prospect for the White Sox pitcher. I forget his name a pitcher like he's like the number three prospect in baseball I forgot his name, but he opted out so i. don't think it's a financial decision Injury related, but he had concerned, so there have been there have been players course l. another name now that we're inaudible, but there there has been a player who's opted out who doesn't have the financial flexibility of say, Mike Leake, who's made some money or poster? Buster Posey the a ton of money. You're David Price, so there has been name out there. Unlike also backed himself up with five million. A contract for next year, but Dylan is so right, and this is just going to happen and. I think it's just part of the good natured. Sports Fan. Mindset that the dodgers win the world series this year. Everybody's GonNa Make Fun of them Oh, yeah. And if the padres win the world series this year. Everybody's GonNa. Make Fun totally discounted Dora. And Actually GonNa come with the territory this year with this style. Of Sixty game season. Because you're that, you built the team. The whole blueprint was to build it for one sixty two, and now everybody's everybody's playing by the same rules. Bill stands. SEASON, rather than tournaments right say like hey I won the New York marathon arrival in the rock and Roll Marathon Really Twenty six point two. That's amazing. Well, actually. No, this was the year that we ran the New York marathon and it was. Let's see if I can do this math. Let's say twenty-six Thirteen And it was nine miles. And then people are going to go away at a second here. It's not a marathon. And you go! What are you talking about? They call it. The New York marathon and I won the New York Marathon. Somebody's GONNA. Wait a second, though but Americans Twenty six point two. You didn't even run a half marathon. They called me the winner of the New York Marathon, so I know so I know I won the New York Marathon. But no, but. I won the New York Marathon. Sound like Mardi there. Is it a ranch? What Hammer Hook? Trying to do the math and twenty six point two. Exactly. Well. That's right, but what would would sixty of one sixty two. What would that be for twenty six point two miles? I'm going to say I'm. Less than a third, I'll listen to third, which is why I went with nine nine times. So it's probably about eight, probably about eight right? Now a distance runner. Might, not win in eight mile. Marathon Sprinters built for the long haul. At any rate now that I'm confused, everybody on the show. I can only imagine what's happening right for people who are listening right what I've got of you Dylan Hernandez. Is the clippers going to win? They're going to win the whole damn thing and they will never get the credit. They will still be the clippers. thinking he might like the Lakers but I'm saying just based on those theories about what it's going to mean and how devalued. It's going to be out the Lakers you know why because the Lakers? Player. It's the best team they're loaded yesterday avery Bradley. Yes. But the clippers win. It doesn't matter they're not going to. Even though it's a very very good team, they will not get. They will still be scorned. They will be booed whenever there was shown a at a at a dodgers game whenever that can happen or rams game. It doesn't matter. There are still the clippers, even if they win still the clippers, it's Lakers town. And they'll get booed when they returned to staples. Lose even for winning in this in this structure. Don't you I really? Do you lose even if you win if you're certain teams? I think it's just I it's it's bizarre. That is definitely what you have to do. Is You have to wait about twenty years for everybody? Forget about the pandemic at twenty twenty and go. Yeah, they won the title back there. I looked it up in a book. All right, we'll be back exit thirteen, and if one reasons. So I invited Bryce Miller come on KOGO tonight. bryce Miller wrote a column for the Union Tribune today about the Midway district in the future of the sports arena, unfortunately bryce Miller is unavailable since I'm booking my own shows and. I'm searching for some people to talk to tonight on Kogo between seven and eight o'clock and. It's an interesting piece that he wrote I thought he dangled out there. Some of the stuff that is fairly predictable and I don't know that I fully agree with his premise now I'm all on board for Hey, what we need here is a little bit more than what we potentially you're getting with regards to a new arena, but I think it's really really easy. Easy just to say NBA NHL. And you sort of ask yourself well. Where are they coming from? Like I don't know where people get this idea that somehow these leagues are tripping over themselves to come here to San Diego and you can sit and say well. Hey, if you build it, they will come well. I don't know that there's any evidence of that either. I don't and I think that if you want a new arena to host different events to upgrade the concert schedule, or because you have tenants in that building like the soccer's May or may not be leaving to oceanside at some point or the seals, or the goals or whomever else might occupy that building on a regular basis, and because hey, this isn't. This is a city that deserves a better facility than fifty five year old building than I understand all of that and I think that there's some room to upgrade from one hundred twenty five million dollars in renovation costs, but You know these things that they usually require that. You have a tenant. In order to spend four, hundred, million, five hundred million bucks, which is what chase? Cost up in San Francisco for the Golden State Warriors worth four point two billion dollars so i. don't know what the the line is for people in terms of renovation or complete construction costs at Cetera. Because these things now start I did a little bit of research on this. It's always scary. These things start somewhere in the neighborhood of three hundred and fifty four hundred million bucks. If you want to build from the ground up five hundred million bucks, if you WanNa, go higher than that. They require a little bit of Public Private Partnership and I just don't know who's going to spend that kind of money if you're not moving the clippers in there or if. If, you're not moving the warriors in there. You can do that if you're the lake family. You could do that if you're Steve Bomber and you have these entities. You're not doing that if you're building it for Lacrosse team and for an NHL NHL team. You're just not going to do that, so I guess. The alternative is well. We can work with these two proposals, and we could see if they get a little bit better, and we could see if they'll toss a little bit of money. And maybe you can find a little bit of public money to go on top of what the renovation would be one hundred and twenty, five million from one group. Totally unknown with the other group. You can. You can hope to negotiate because these weren't taken her off. Take it offers, either like this was the first step in our process that produced exactly this this after months of putting it out there for a global RFP, so maybe there's a way to sweeten the pot, either through private investors or the city could scrape together a couple of blocks. I doubt it I. DO I doubt that? But you know without having one of those kinds of -tendance I think if you're stubborn on while we need state of the art and we need that. You're probably going to be looking at an empty parking lot for a while. And maybe that's what people want. Maybe people say guess what it's not worth doing. If we're not doing it the way, it should be done or the way it was done in Kansas City or staples, center, or Inglewood or in Seattle's renovating arena I guess, and we'll look at the Kobe swap meet forever, but it seems like it's sort of a waste space, but if these are good enough, maybe say well the whole thing. Let's go back to the drawing board, but the whole like, and that's the whole thing and I like rice. I like price Miller the record, but I sort of said like you know. I. I just I think it's I don't to say misleading because I'm not implying that bryce Miller is misleading. Hear what I'm saying is that? I don't know why anybody is dangling out. NBA Nhl when there's just not a shred of evidence that either one of these two. Interested in coming here at any point anywhere in the near you not right now not in five years and we already know what the logical places are going to be. It's been it's probably not San Diego, but again in this city Darren. I. And part of it. You're affected by the history. Like why did we? Why did we spend millions and millions and millions on renovations at QUALCOMM stadium to hold host the Super, Bowl and then guess what ten years later. It wasn't good enough. If you had spent the money then right then, it would have been a lot cheaper so I understand why there is that thought and I don't I think the whole idea was you? Don't WanNa, think small. What if one day we could get this? What if one day this league does expense? You know what? There's a hungry market in San Diego. This could work, is it? Yeah I yeah, don't you don't know actually. I don't okay I do not I. Think that the best way for us. We've got a funny way of showing at a time, so I think we know I think we want more sports with the right owner. Well, why don't we focus on supporting the sports that we have which I think would send a better message to perspective Sports Leagues, then anything else we can do. I mean I mean. I. Don't think we really do a great job of supporting our local sports teams like the padres. Now, some of that is them. Listen bad ten years. Four fifth-place. Chairman here I. Don't do that and you know it, but I'm saying I. Think the best way for us to attract the attention of other sports leagues isn't to say Hey. We want the NBA or we want the NHL like that's not gonNa work. And Plus we're also geographically challenged in. That were pinned into this corner of the country where they mostly feel like we're Laker, fans are clippers fans anyway. And so you know that works against us. It's the NHL. We're talking about which I know less about. Then were probably ducks, fans, or kings fans, but yeah I I tend to think that the best way for us to improve our standing as sports city is to support what we have now I mean I. Don't know that we are again, not just the Padre San. Diego State Football San Diego. State! Basketball got support this past year the previous year we can look at turn style at six thousand I. Mean it was in the six thousands? We've had twenty win seasons where the fans of mostly just walked away from it, so I just tend to think like. We have other ways that we can prove to people that were a viable market other than just saying it like. Saying that. We're hungry for this sort of stuff I. Don't think it works I. Don't think anybody's listening and I. Don't think that that really compels anybody to look at us or take us seriously. In that regard I think this is a great market for a hunger for a strong ownership in a compelling team within the right venue. Okay, you're bringing up San Diego State and I. Think a lot of time is it hasn't. Hasn't been about the about the Aztecs might be. Maybe the offense is very exciting. Maybe it'll have star power. Maybe it's the opponent. They're playing. It's also the city met renders. There are multiple strikes going against white people. Don't support San Diego state the timing of the game. What else is the different options that are out there? And with the padres? I mean they've gotten considering how poorly they finish in the standings for. The past decade I think they've gotten very good. Very good can support considering the different ownership changes in the GM's and the managers. It's been just a nonstop turnstile, but you and I'm already and I know sometimes you say stuff off the air that you don't say on the air back in two thousand and ten. When this team was in a playoff, chase down the stretch against the cubs was not know it was. It was disappointing, but that's ten years ago. That's one example. Stuff matters. Your. Opinion is that if we support what we have, that will send the message that other leagues might go. Hey, you know what that's really. That's the kind of place I wanna go I don't. Know I don't see it I. Live it every single day. I said it a billion times. There's nothing I would want more than an NBA franchise here. But if I had an NBA franchise I don't know that this would be my first choice. That's fine, but you've also seen what you've also seen. What a great! You have also seen Darren since you've since you moved here in two thousand and three, you have seen tremendous support, and how this place at some moments feels like the best place, the Best Sports City in the country when the chargers relevant and when they were great when the padres were exciting. There's been nothing like they've shown they can do it. It's just listen the past ten years. It's been a miserable market for in so many ways for sports from as Paul, yeah for baseball and also because. You know and also because what happened with the chargers. Even when they were here, there was this there was dark cloud over that franchise where relocation it. Just it was always in the back of your mind in the back of the fans, mind and Mike McCoy. Those decisions I mean there were so much that went wrong. It's it's been a rough challenging sports climate, so I don't think it's easy to say well. You gotTA show. You've gotTA show. The NBA NHL news different. Leagues deserve it wanted to show up for. Short by by going to an acid, game or goodwill, padres game I mean there's multiple factors as to why we had the sports climate that we do okay, but then then what is your pitch to these leagues I? Don't know I mean right now that you can get, you can get things done that. You can get things done and I think that. That the loyal for instance. You can see. There's a genuine excitement for. Really what I think is an unknown product USSL, New San Diego loyal new, but there there is legitimate excitement so I think that. You can. You can succeed in San Diego with the right partnership. The right people you can't succeed. Me As leagues are, but there's no track record with other one those leaks. There's no. Matter. Of fact, it's the complete opposite now. There's no history here with the NHL at all and the history, unfortunately those completely different generation in one, thousand, nine, hundred, nine, thousand, nine hundred, and it was Donald Sterling. The League hadn't even really embraced Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, yet which I've said all the time, but that's it. I mean I. Just don't think hey. I don't know that these leagues especially when we're in a corner of the country where we are unfortunately living in the shadow of Los Angeles doubt to a certain. Lakers and the clippers I mean are still people think the clippers are gonNA. Move Your. Guys I think they're building their own arena. In Inglewood already billion dollars that he wants his own up Seattle's ahead and Kansas. City might be having just geographically. We are faced with certain challenges but I. Really do believe this you know I think that that part of of what we become is a culture of sports, fans and sports media that complains about what we don't. Don't have, and we might might just tossing it out there. We might WANNA. Think about investing in what we have as a means to an end to get these other things that we want I. Don't think we sit around and bitch on the radio or bitch, podcast columns, and all of a sudden magically the NBA goes. You know what that sounds like a good idea. I don't think it works. You need to have the right leaders. Leadership's important. Leader here. You wouldn't spend five hundred million dollars on an arena. Would you I mean? Would you spend if you had an extra? Six? Hundred million dollars in your pocket would use booed you bill that. If I know that I would seriously speaking now and I live in sports, but what I spent six hundred million dollars on a new arena here I doubt, check my pockets, and if I find an extra five hundred million dollars, I will build that arena. I would listen. I would love to I. Wish I would love to have I. Wish there I hope there is someone out there willing to invest in the sports culture and San Diego because I Do think there's a market for it I realized right, but that's what I'm saying here. We have people who are investing in the market. And how do we treat them? You know I mean not always. Great and you say well. It's an offense or Okay I get it. You know I'm guilty to I. Didn't go to a lot of asset games over the last couple of years, so got to create a buzz of always said. That's on the that's on the team on the base by. That we are set well. It's not necessarily one hundred percent on the fan, and that's not my point. What I'm saying is I think that the best way for us to generate interest in our market is to support what it is that we have. And do that unconditionally, and then the other ways haven't worked guys like it hasn't worked sitting around and just go on well, you know we need to think big time I mean no kidding. We understand it well. We're the biggest city well. You Know San Antonio Seventh. Those numbers dance the way you want them to dance, but like I- embracing. That's how we need to pick ourselves up. Dust. That's how we build a sports culture and community for me. That's just my opinion. I could be wrong, but again I I saw that and I said well I, don't know I. Think it's easier to dangle out NHL. I, also think that there is an interesting point that was made from one of the guys at eight. You and I didn't realize that that is a top twenty five building in terms of booking anywhere in the world and I asked Price Miller if he fact checked. Daddy said he heard the same. So from that standpoint I also don't know the incentives that are out there to go ahead and build six, hundred, million or seven hundred million dollars. Deserves an interesting word I. Don't know what we deserve, but I also think that we need to pay a little attention to like reality and what it is that we can get in this situation and what that does to improve our overall standing where your text messages when we come back on xtra thirteen, sixteen, Sixty and FM one two three three. We're going to fly through some text messages here. Seven, zero, four, seven, zero. I would've techs. X T R A eight five eight number of texts and early in the program. Would you get more answers at of bill, Belichick or Martha Caswell? If we were doing family feud I, Suppose Heck Miyabe I. WanNa Talk About Bill. Check later because I saw the subway commercial that he was filming I think it's very funny, so we'll spend time on that. WHO WOULD I pick pick ballot check in a heartbeat six nine number? Hey, crown, point, there ain't no life east to Ingram Street signed Pacific beach. Six one nine number of Chris Paddock Moonlit Tinder. What alcohol would pitching arm be? 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Russell put on my jeans shorts. Majority slams some cores. Lights smoke some heaters in my inflatable pool. Six one nine. It doesn't matter who wins the world series. Everybody's going to come up with the reason why the season doesn't count. That's true about that, plus you get even have a parade. Six nine is Darren prefer the Hawkeye performing covert nasal swab, the Hawkeye performing the temperature rectal exam. Much more the nasal swab. Six eight, five, eight, a first for baseball. If they have a season, this is a sprint and marathon. You're right about that. Eight five eight. It's hard to envision a league volunteering a third franchise in the so cal market. It is what you're hoping for is a vanity play. Somebody like Joe. Joseph says listen I love San. Diego so much I realized that there's a bunch of late clipper, fans or ducks fans don kings fans, but I love the city so much I'm going. Going to do bakes a little less sense financially, and I'm going to take a franchise, and it's not GonNa be the net, but I'm going to bring a franchise to this market, even against you know what my league might be telling me similar to moving a team from Seattle and taking it to Oklahoma City, which was totally different, but still you would need somebody like with the vanity play to bring one of these teams here and again unless that person emerges I don't. It's hard. It's hard to make that case eight five eight. There's only one place for an arena and midway in it. Well. That's the other part of it, too. Tours place probably downtown the by the window factory. I guess right there like Jason Okay Yeah six one nine one of those cubs games in two thousand ten, I was shocked at how little people came opening day last year opened my eyes to how strong sports fans can be when owner show that they care, listen and I've always said this too because I. Don't get into the famed shaming thing I think there's great fans here. I just think that there's not enough you know, and I think that that's the product fancier every bit as good as they are in any other place anywhere else in the country. But it's just like the raw number. I think they've been beaten down by two SPANOS BY JEFF MORE AD. What's what was allowed to happen to both different franchises I? Really do six hundred nine San. Diego gets bad for not supporting sports teams, but never take into consideration, the long string of losing seasons and bad ownership, look at the city and playoff moments and winning records unquestionably. This is a sports now. We'll get back to this and a little bit again. It's a bit of a fun House Mirror exercise because I. I don't know that everybody sees it that way, but we certainly see ourselves a certain way, and there's reason for it, but if it were your money and your billion dollars, I wonder what you would do. 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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 3) DeSean Jackson received backlash in his apology for his offensive Instagram post.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 3) DeSean Jackson received backlash in his apology for his offensive Instagram post.

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Guys tried to clean up a mess that he himself created when he posted something on his social media accounts, he put a Hitler quote up there, which said Jews will blackmail America. They will extort America their plan for world. Domination won't work if the Negroes know who they were he immediately got some heat from it. He has sensor. He's tried to apologize for it. I just don't know how we're in this spot to begin with I I'm accustomed to people saying. I'm accustomed to people. Having their deepest darkest thoughts exposed because people will sometimes slip up and say what's really going on in their mind, but I really did not think we'd get to a point. Where an NFL football player would quoque Hitler on his Social Media Page, and they'd be surprised by the backlash that creates. Yeah, you know I will talk about this obviously since it. Occurred you know. I had a friend of mine last night. WHO happens to be Jewish text me and you know he was visibly upset and. In explaining himself to me about why he was upset in, I understood and I got it clearly. But I don't think the shine. Got It and you know you leave. We went back and forth on more long about why he wasn't getting the message. What why and I will say that? I believe that part of it is lack of education. About. Jewish community about Judaism about all of those things and you say well. How could they be? He went to college. You're just because you stepped on campus. Don't mean paying attention. Just because you went to high school doesn't mean you're paying. Attention doesn't mean those sorts of things, and so for me I look at it as he's basic dumb ass. That doesn't understand or know. that. What he said in posted is was highly offensive and it took somebody to pull him Masai to be able to say do do you realize what you just did? And he probably to this day in all honesty, even though he's saying what he's saying. In in redacting his initial instagram post, he probably still don't realize that it was wrong. Probably doesn't because his brain doesn't operate like that. You know and and I know I get a lot of it from y'all about how I. Try and give guys. The benefit of the doubt in certain situations is not giving him the benefit of the doubt. It's understanding who is in well how his brain operates having known him since childhood, having known about him in his life, and upbringing all those sorts of things in another thing in NFL locker room. No one is talking about Judaism. No one is talking about the Jewish communities because they wasn't raised in it, so there's no pushback about it because they don't understand. And when you don't understand, something is hard to insert yourself in that conversation. I learned this just long many years ago. About getting conversation I, don't know less than about. That's why I try my best to educate myself on everything. Because when I met sitting at the table, I want to be able to have the conversation I. Don't want the conversation over my head so I now sitting there look like a to. In this situation with him I can almost promise you. He did not know anything about what he was posting. He was trying to assert yourself in the movement in the message that we as the black community of trying to send to the world. He was just trying to be you know a hero sort. That's what he was trying to do. He really honestly was did relax what the hell he was doing. That's why the dumbest. Listen I'm all for to use your social media. Platforms try to uplift people. But in the process in the progress and the process rather if you're denigrating people, you're doing it wrong. And regardless of who you thought, said the quote, because reportedly, the quote wasn't even really hinders quoted was a manufacturer quotes. Begin with but sympathetic. You thought it was Hitler. I'm not even gonNA factor that in. In a vacuum. That is a disparaging closed in a vacuum. So whether you want to talk about World War Two in the events that happened if you WanNa talk about the Holocaust. Hitler's role in global politics. You want to take all that out. Take all of that out. Let's let's let's give him the benefit of down and he doesn't know anything about any of that stuff. The quote in it of itself. Is Offensive in a vacuum. And so when you tell me things like. I didn't mean to offend the Jewish community, but it explicitly says. Out To extort America. I'm having a hard time believing that your lack of information about world history influenced back quote. You you're trying to put an Okie doke army, and then in your apology. You acknowledged that. She said that she knew that Hitler was bad guy, but again I'm not even going to include the hidden apart. Quote alone disparage US an entire community of people. I just don't get why. His rence is potentially. An explanation or excuse for being? Bigoted prejudice whereas other people's ignorance, and it is okay he's this. Let's move on. The drew. brees quickly got absolutely gutted for saying what he said and we look. We talked about on this show that maybe you've told us who he really was. Maybe it wasn't just a MISSTEP. Maybe it wasn't just something that he said at people jumped his ass because of what he said, and and rightfully so. This isn't a yeah. He minute like X.. Y. And Z. Not really what it looks like. Why is what it looks like for him, not matter. Would it matter with looks like for everyone else it just it's. It's not an equitable reaction to these sorts of things, and I understand drew. BREES is standing in the League at in. You know the Sports Universe is much more elevated than the Sean. Jackson's. I understand that but. Why does Shawn? Jackson, get a will, here's where he was coming from and his ignorance to the issues. Therefore, that's why he said he says opposed to the more logical explanation. The more simple explanation is, he's antisemitic and he let it be known to the world that that seems to be the most. The easiest explanation is this man has thoughts in his mind about Jewish people and he'd let it go. That seems to me to be the most easy explanation. Yeah, it probably is the most easy explanation travelers, but I think at the same time. When you dealing with the majority of flack players in the national football league that has been dealing with so much for so long that. They going to a to a degree. Give, a pass to certain situations to protect their own, because their own have been done so role for so long. That, you're not going to get a major pushback and on top of that. The lack of understanding as a whole, there's a few in there that understand, but as a whole understanding Judaism the Jewish community. What harmful things are they, don't they don't know the in fact Jeff, Schwartz who ex offense alignment for the New York giants, said exactly what I'm saying in that locker room. This is not talked about. It's not mentioned. There's none of that so therefore. It's a lack of education. Think about think about for so many years in in school with US Elsie have how we will not talk about or talk are black history where we didn't know certain things about black history, because it wasn't something that was brought to our attention, we had learn about those things as we got older and learned bottom on our own. They were not in our textbooks so at the end of the day. It's not talked about in the locker rooms is not. We don't have seminars in NFL, seminars talking about. In Jewish minutes we don't. Understand that, though I I would argue though that at least in my experience, both as a teacher as well a student that the events of World War Two. Are Definitely, pretty much painting out. In a much clearer way than some of the things you're talking about with our black history in America. But you act like. Honesty like they really sitting down Paella Tint No, no, no no to in history. No, no, no, no, no, no, I'm I'm I'm about to say was. I'm not counting that in my criticism of dishonor Jackson's apology. As I said before I'm completely taking that aspect of the conversation off the plate because I don't know what his depth of knowledge about global history is, what I'm saying is it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because the quote that he chose to highlight is so explicit that you don't need the context of even. Years ago. What he sits out was offensive to Jewish community because it literally says the Jewish community, but wait 'til coach. Check this out though you just say to US admitted to go right that that wasn't even a quote that Hitler that wasn't. The sand apparently right somebody who? He thought was. Point about appointed my point, Travis is, he doesn't even know he's grabbing input on its own damn. Instagram doesn't know the point that I'm trying to make is that there is no context the qualifies this. There is no anything that makes this other than what it was, which was an anti-semitic attack, and and his ignorance to world history aside his the fabrication of the quote, aside, this was a couple of times explicitly antisemitic, and he posted it I'd. It. There's no question that it is but I. Don't think that's him. Is All I'm saying I? Just don't think it's him I? Think he's trying. He was trying to insert himself into the conversation about what's going on in the world and the protesting and doing all of the things that we're trying to do as a country and he got it wrong. That's what I really honestly believe. Are Doing. Hernandez is gonNA join US next. He is in L. A. Times columnist. Of course he writes a lot about the dodgers. He's going to join us next to tell us where all of their players are. That's coming up on the morning show on seven ten ESPN. Is Dodgers and everybody else getting ready to at least try and restart the major league baseball season. Joining US right now is La Times. Sports columnist Dylan Hernandez joining us on the sprint. Good morning how you doing. Three hours we're ready to go. Eight seventeen in the morning man, you should have been cooking breakfast bunny. Close! Dylan Nick Dylan got a quick question for you, brother. Schwarzenegger and Stallone What's the best movie either have ever made? Man I think it was kind of. Can't well. This movie called I can't remember. There's one investor still owned. He plays the goalkeeper like a prison soccer team Palay Laurie. Laurie. That's it yeah. I. Don't know if it was actually a good movie or not, but as a kid, I love it. You Ain't GonNa wait. winning. Drowsy time. You may not know what that means, but trust when I say. Don't get any crowds anytime soon. Don't worry. Don't worry I'm not taking the snake draft with me so you. speaking of things with them keeping things. The dodgers have several players that are not in camp now, and they're not really saying anything about why they're not in camp. What are hearing as I would say which your ears to the ground? I mean I've heard. There have been positive corona virus tests. Right you know, and this is where it Kinda gets a little dicey, and everybody's playing this weird little game where you know. Obviously, they're hip laws involved and. The team can't release information of tested. Unless the players give them permission. Now there are some cases around baseball you know most notably was like Freddy Freeman that the Atlanta. Braves You know I think he wanted it out there, right? Hey, I got this thing and you know kind of public service type thing My understanding was probably even a couple of weeks before you know. These guys started reporting that that there might you know the testing? It already kind of started and. Phil you know You know out of these necessarily the guy that. Tested positive I don't know but the fact that they're not saying kind of you know everybody's kind of playing this weird game right now where everybody's. Right walking around the truth and not really not really saying what's going on, but it certainly creates the impression that you know. Maybe these guys are either right. A TAB tested positive and our quarantine type stage, or maybe they're just You know uncomfortable with what's going on right now. In terms of testing protocols Kinda general safety of sub returning to play in our. Maybe considering not laying so again, you know just because of the privacy. They haven't said anything. That's you know that's Kinda the best the best we can do really Kinda. Speculate right now. Dylan. Names aside what's going on with the logistics? The coronavirus testing I saw something Florida out there that some executive city or blindsided with Fedex delivery is not happening over the fourth of July weekend. We sound like the stupidest thing I've ever heard from anyone associated with any Li, not knowing that a holiday where interfere with male. What, do you? What do you think the reasons for this hiccup with an existing testing? I mean if I'm going to be oddest and I don't know if there's like a PC thing to say but that this is America man. You know this is not Japan. This is not Germany those countries right you know. They're gonNA. Do something they think about all the contingencies. What can go wrong and things generally get done over there. You know if your honesty a lot of things we do. We just kinda right. Do Things on the fly and you know we'll deal with the problems when they get there. And Yeah, like you said right these unexpected quote, unquote hiccups came up because honestly. I don't think they really thought all the way through right I mean, and you know in all fairness. We are dealing with something. Completely unprecedented you know and I think you know you darvish actually on his blog, you know he plays for the Chicago cubs head of. Pretty detailed post about kind of life inside the bubble right now or not bubble, but you know what it's like at the ballpark right now and he was saying you know that there were supposed to get her tested every two days, but that some of his teammates have said they've actually gone like four days without testing. You know so yeah, they're hiccups here. You know and I think again it's. You're dealing with you. Know again. You're not in a bubble situation. You have these huge crossers you know they have shift the players right now. Right? 'cause not everybody can show up at the stadium at the same time. The dodgers are basically spreading their workouts over an entire day. The angels have Split Right between two sides, Angel, Stadium and Blair field in long, beach, and so it's just kind of a lot going on and I think that a lot of what happened to was I mean there was so. You know kind of implanting the return. Everything was about the financial terms right, and let's be honest. Right there back because of money you know this is about money, and so you know because of that money got prioritized and on the house. Stuff got kind of put on the back burner and. I mean I guess relative for the time that they spent on it. It's probably actually not a bad protocol I mean it's got one hundred one hundred thirteen page document. But yeah, I think they're. Going to think about. Dylan Hernandez joining us here on the morning show. He's La Times sports columnist. With that in mind with the money in mind, how many guys are out there playing? Because they want the year service time, and that they're actually worried about health and everything else. Mookie Betts in particular see plan because he wants to play or she plans, so he can check that box and be a free agent at the end of this. He turnley founded like you're playing because he needs to be. You want to be creation at the end of the year you know. It was interesting because you know On the zoom call with him a couple of days ago. You know I asked them just kind of his thoughts. About kind of spite, I mean he's going to be you think about this to. You know kind of on a different aspect Lewke here. That He. Is going to be sixty games right? That's really short. He's got. He has a bad first month. He could walk into free agency with a to forty average. Now that erase everything you know how that going to affect his value right? And what he said was basically I'm not thinking about that. And he kind of very quickly switched to the greater concern right now with the health stuff and the testing, and and throughout the call. You mentioned that you know kind of going out of his way. Way He went out of his way to mention his concerns about health multiple times, and you know we Andy McCulloch You know who used to work for us. Now we're let did ask him you know so. Yeah with the service type thing like how much does that factor into your decision to play? And he says yeah, that's that's definitely there. Right you know and I think also you know there's GonNa. Be some players. WHO. Aren't really going to make money where almost going to be claimed for free in the sense that if you're a minimum salary player and I believe the major league minimum right now is like five, eighty, five, five, hundred, eight, five, thousand, two hundred thousand dollars. Major like if you were a fulltime major leaguer you know in back in of the March agreement. You've got three hundred thousand dollars at that point. Right so a pro rated share going to actually even less than that, and so these guys. Are, basically play. They already got the money that they were gonNA get right, so they're basically for free at this point now. You know that's the thing right is that you know you? There's the service time issue. There's also in addition to that I. Think Right I, mean if you're. A guy who's making seven hundred thousand dollars. You're probably not like one of the stars on the team. You're still trying to find your place in the game so you kind of have to go out there, you know I think they're even I spoke to one agent one of his clients. Is a you know an arbitration eligible players who are going to be non tendered. He did like a pretender deal signed like it's chief seven hundred thousand dollar deal. Yeah, like in his case again. He's basically playing for free, but you know what He's basically playing for his Jo-. He's auditioning for his next job. So yeah, a lot of this is I. Think you know I think there's a decent amount and I'm sure. It's all over the place right in terms of motivation for playing, but I think for certain guys who is definitely a factor. What are your expectations for the players who haven't shown up yet? Do you think it's health related? You think it's it's logistics related for. Do you bleep? It's something else, and are they going to perform at the level that the dodgers need him to in order to win this thing. Yeah I mean my guess is again. I think that there's screening been probably been going on for a while. You know And you know we haven't. You know somebody was in really bad shape. Honestly like I have a feeling. We would have heard about that right. I mean again. Freddie Friedman's K. he's actually like sick, right. He's not simet. He's showing symptoms and you know his wife. you know posted on May, posted the details on instagram and you're. A public service announcement like hey, this is a real thing like. Don't don't take the slightly You know you could just beat up these guys you know and again I don't know the details. I just want to emphasize that, but it very well could be. That guy tested positive butter, a systematic and just kinda quarantine face I. Think we'll probably learn a lot more over the next week because. Usually the quarantine periods two weeks, so if they don't start showing up in another week now you know something's actually wrong right? In terms of either guy showing symptoms, or maybe he really has doubts whether he wants to play or not. Dylan what are the chances of start in stop in completely stop? What are those chances? I, think really, I mean I. think that that's you know you talk to people around the game. I think most people that I've soak through. You know executive agent players Everybody thinks that's kind of the expectation is that they're going to be able to start, but probably will not be able to finish and right, and if we look at it to write that the sixty game schedule the reason, the owners wanted a shorter schedule is so that they could, they could have a better chance of getting to the playoffs right and and getting that TV revenue. That's really what the owners are after so I think obviously even even. With, the fact that the season's only sixty game shows again that they're, they have worried you know. Can they get the season and you know I? I wouldn't even be surprised honestly if they don't even start. You know I mean in the sense that. You know even around baseball. You're having positive cats. You're having these testing snafus I do think again, darvish his block close to. They mentioned that you know. Players are upset that the testing hasn't been kind of what was promised to them. You know and I think I do think now. People are starting to of wonder. Okay, am I. Say might not and you know those voices get louder I think you know they could be right is if there's an outbreak? Before the season, I could very well see them just. Kinda bag needed at this point i. mean you know to me if I you know you, you look at major league soccer. What's going on there? that's me right right there in a bubble in Florida. One team in their tournament has already had to pull out. I mean you know and I? Don't know if that's going to be able to write again. That's in a bubble situation. Those players can't leave the bubble right. These baseball players. They're going to their own homes every night. You know whatever and you know you know. They've been told by CLEESE responsible, but I'm. You're talking about a lot of players here you know, and can you? And as much as you know, I think guys like you know. Joe Madden the other day. Really Kinda stress right. This is the time to be a great teammate right now, and you know all these right. I mean you know the preaching of individual responsibility? Isn't great. social policy. I think right I mean if if it was just if we could just go and tell everybody like hey, everybody, be a good person. We wouldn't have a police are right good luck with that. Right I mean yeah. That's the thing is like you're going to have guys that are Kinda. lackner in there and That's kind of like a game of probabilities right and I could very wealthy they're kind of outbreak and and guys either refusing to play, or just you know the the PR thing kind of turns into a nightmare, and deciding ought not to start. Doing Hernandez is in La Times countless sports columnist. Don't appreciate you coming on this morning. Thanks so much, thank you, sir, thank you all right, but take it or shake. All right the intersection of sports and politics at least one owner says we don't need it anymore. So the morning show on seven ten ESPN. I had another snake draft this morning we drafted. Movies that are either containing Arnold Schwarzenegger or Alone, or in the case of at least one of these movies, both of these guys. I'll be honest. Raj The numbers here make me believe that people really aren't even paying attention. Leading again. Three. It's not no because Z. Are, evening we both have thirty five percent? No, that's not true. I've pulled ahead you. Oh, you're right now. You're thirty six and a half to thirty. Four key is down at twenty nine, and a half the reason that. These things are just bogus at this point is key. Keyshawn should have zero percent of the vote. Did it. No now travel just because he's leaving doesn't mean we get to trash 'em now. Wait gone, you okay, you go ahead and you defend that list why it should get one out of every three votes all right, so Predator classic movie. Is Great Mood. I'm. Not a great movie. Shoot onto really good and I do. Not. Stone, with Jamie we sorta oh. Never Mind I win no I I have no beef with your kicks kicks four movies that are pretty good movies kit, true lies and assassins assassins I. Don't think any of us even knew that was a move. Philly picked it. I would just offended that. He kept calling him a Latino. You're right. You're you're not Travis Travis defenders like some like L Z might say oh. You GotTa trash movie like Colon and barbaric, but it was so weird whenever it comes on I still can't turn away I. Don't know why. Is Not, a great movie. Movie But it is an iconic movie. because. It was arnold not as. Weightlifting Movie Pumping Iron was his first movie, but this was the first movie where it was a commercial success that he played the lead role, and he didn't speak in the movie. In Care To. One of the great careers in Hollywood history and you had wilt Chamberlain and you have to wonder how many girls on the set that he went after you had Grace Jones near, and then you pick commando, which you because we still have no idea what the plot was wise. Daughter got kidnapped net, but I love it. It's a great movie. He was blowing stuff up, so he knows he. Of course you have the Terminator two, which is I still remember. Everything on. A first blood for me might be my best movie but terminated. Only one that won best picture. True, but that does. All of in love and everybody's trying to see that in. All three of your first picks to me is like hard to pick a one first blood terminator, two and a Predator. I think we all know where we were when we will meet I. Seen All three of those in our both iconic so number one picks are. And then you guys would total recall just a fun ride, and that's at that had to be Arnold in his prime where he just missed with an action movie, Rocky of course, and then terminated can't go wrong with that. Then the third is where it gets a little strange guys in, and you know a greatest salad. True lies is good, but wasn't the best Conan, but you have great list, but I don't know how. Keyshawn has twenty nine Senator Nelson. We're working for and of course guys, you guys can vote. Just go to Espn Los Angeles, twitter feed, and you can catch a vote, and by the way we may have an actor from one of those movies on tomorrow. Just waiting words when after someone that I know. It wasn't one of those movies, so make sure you're listening tomorrow to the show. Is this Sharon stone? Look forward to speaking with. Have, you had the barter high. Alright? The CO owner of the Atlanta Dream. WNBA team, the Atlanta Dream is a woman by the name is Kelly Laughlin she is also a senator from the state of Georgia, and she wants the W. Nba out of the social justice business. Did she wrote a letter to the WNBA commissioner that said the truth is? We need less than politics in sports in a time when polarizing politics. Politics is as divisive as ever. Sports has the power to be a unifying antidote, and now more than ever. We should be united in our goal to remove politics from sports. You went on to write. The WNBA is based on the principle of equal and fair treatment of all people in we with the teams and players will continue to use our platforms to vigorously advocate for social justice. She does not want black lives matter painted on the course. She does not want the WNBA in the business of taking a position which seems so wildly out of touch from where almost everyone else in these leagues are at this moment I get what she's trying to do, but it sure doesn't feel like she's going to be successful. No, she's not going to be successful and. You know she's trying to. Listen. Travis, how long do you think she's been a senator? I believe not long. She was appointed in December. So here's someone who didn't win an election who was appointed and is trying to do whatever she can in order to win the special election in order that she can. Become an official elected official as opposed to an point at one, and so she's playing the culture card and she's trying to ride the coattails if President, trump, and it's not a bad political play given where she is an unelected official. WHO's trying to like find a base when you win an election through the process of the Winnie election. You are medically figure out who your basis because that's. WHO's voting for you well? She didn't get that and she's never been in politics before, so she has no idea so she's grasping for straws for reelection. Bid It very much like the president has decided that culture war is going to be the ticket. What I was saying is. That tone deaf for the moment. It's tone deaf for political strategy, and I it reeks of someone who either doesn't understand what black lives matter is. Or is trying to misrepresent it because they think that's better political play. All, wish to say the notion that she believes sports in politics need to be separated is completely completely. Bogus is different genuis and I would even say it's a flat out lie. She knows full well what she's doing. She's trying to use politics in sports to win an election. Doing. The exact opposite of what she says doesn't need to happen. And this notion that black lives matters organization is somehow unpatriotic. which is what she's inferring what she says. Maybe we should have the flag on instead as if people demanding that the America feel her promise. Unpatriotic it's just ridiculous. Well, knowing her to be quite honest with you. I'm with her and I believe Wnba is going to scooter out because they see what she's trying to do. Well the the landscape has changed so dramatically, and you said earlier that politics and sports have been intertwined for forever. Really now I would also say that there was a long time. You could pretend that they did that. If you just wanted to kind of put on your blinders and go in there and say okay I'm just talked about who made the shot who made the basket who who scored the winning run? You can pretend that that's going on it. It's impossible to do that anymore. It is impossible to do that it without looking like you're just pandering to something that wink, wink nod nod. Hey guys, we know what we mean just come out and say it just come out and say that you don't support this. Just come out and say I don't like this. I don't want to be affiliated with this. Because this own sports should be about. Sports and politics. Senator Laughlin I've got bad news for you. You're not removing these two things that every league has moved in this direction some more than others, but every league has at least decided to publicly say we support these movements we believe in our players. We believe in our athletes in their ability to advocate for causes, and they believe that they believe in this. Hey, let's leave this stuff in politics at the door. It's gone forever and just the notion of is gone forever. It is and as you said Travis. I always laughed at those people who want to kill me stick to sports keeps supports and politics separate. Always laugh because I'm like you don't get to go to dodger stadium and celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, and then look media and tell me as always about sports. You don't get to do that. You don't get to look at the dodgers. Stadium is built. And tell me is always only about sports. You don't get to do that. You don't get to ignore the history a what happened to mexican-americans in this city to get dodger stadium built? You don't get to look at me and tell me that it's all about sports and I. Know About Jackie Robinson Day and I know that we're still looking for someone who is comfortable enough to come out of the clouds, and to be an active play the big four sports. You don't get to look at me with that in the background and then tell me there's no room for politics. Sport Professional Sports in particular has always been political. There is at least one person going into the major league baseball season. That is not afraid of corona virus at all in. It's pretty interesting reason why, until you next on the morning show on seven ten Espn La let me ask you a question. Do you know? Who Joe West is? Joe West. Go, West. T! Yes like the opposite of east, would that be the? Umpire Joe West all that's right. That's exactly right. I'm glad you got that right because there's there's inherent problem in that right there. We know WHO and UMPIRES name in? If. I know your name as empire that means you suck at what you do. Because the only time we sing and I'll players. Name is what you're doing it wrong. We are blowing calls or or more often than not when Joe. West case is where you're intentionally picking fights with players and managers. That's Joe is lane he's he's that worst combination of UMPIRES. Who thinks guys are there to see him empire, and then goes out of his way to bake players in the confrontation. That's a really bad combination that being said. Joe West says that he's not afraid to go umpire during the coronavirus pandemic and I'm GonNa read you this quote. I've lost twenty five pounds over the winter. I'm playing golf every day in the heat I'm fine. I'm not going to back down now. If this game hasn't gotten me by now, no virus is going to get me I've whether to punch of storms in my life all-weather another one, so Joe West says he's not afraid of the coronavirus because he plays golf when it's hot, he's lost some weight. So that's all you need to do. Z., you are now. From the Corona virus lose a little weight. Play Golf in the heat in your good. Can Be real with you for a second traffic. Is like. I am no longer. Surprised shocked. When I. Hear this level of Stupidity. I'm no longer shocked by anyone saying anything. Yesterday I went to the gym this story. I'M GONNA. Take you guys. Can I get a little piano? Please or hey tele two story here Ooh, I like storytime. storytime because is going to tell you about about Mirka right Yesterday? There was a CEO of a chain of gyms who found out from the courts the yes, you to have to close your doors because of the coronavirus. Now. You would think that someone who's trying to sue. The Governor to stay open and keeps gym's open would be above reproach, because if you go to actually sue the governor, you need to have your issue. Order right right. You would think. This man. It has been learned Travis at this man. Not only knew that several of his employees had corona virus while working at the gym. But that he didn't think it was necessary to tell any of the members who are coming to the gym. Several of the people working at the gym. Had grown abide. Knock now here. Where's IT GETS FUN right? This is the fun part of the story. Okay, so upon learning. This I'm pissed. Steve's pissed a bunch of the PISS, so we try to cancel our membership because I'm no, not this. We're forced to drive to the gym because you can't do it over the phone because they're not phone calls anymore. We drive to the gym to cancel our membership. Now, everyone now knows that people in the gym have Kuroda virus. Ashby got. To people. Out Is. Bad for? Everyone else working out. Have No math thought. Oh boy! Three quarters fool. Talk some. When I tell you I am no longer shocked when I hear. This is what I'm talking about. I, personally went to a gym to cancel it because the owner concealed that people working at the gym had the corona virus, and no one's wearing masks and the response that. Back Jim without mass to work out. I mean the talking about a minute ago, but the WNBA her. You GotTa Know Your Pace. You gotta understand your customer scenes on. They don't care that your staff is corona virus lousy why. Let, anybody, know you can just go in there and do your thing. Right I was completely baffled I was like wait a minute now. We all know that this man didn't tell us that is. Employees were sneezing and wiping their noses and everything rotavirus. Yeah you did. and You wonder why in Arizona particular? We're a hotspot trying to figure out how to get this thing control. Hey, you guys are so bad. I canceled my trip to Arizona. I was expecting. If Raj groves has been scared off of your party. You've got a bad party. Yeah. I'm not at all. This is legitimately what happened so when you see that Travis then quotes from Mike, Cowboy Joe. To call himself. That's right. You know his nickname. He's a standing. Idiot, so it's like when you hear him. Say stuff like that and you witnessed. People walk into at Corona Virus Petri dish. Then you just go, you know what Yes yes, there are people who are just going to make bad decisions, and they give zero about how it impacts the rest of I just would really love to understand the thought process of on the biggest baddest umpire out here, therefore viruses getting me. This one to do with the other did. This is taking out really healthy people I I. Understand that most people that are getting that are dying from this or old. Hey, Joe, guess what you're in the number. You're six years old. I just said I understand that most people that have really serious complications including death from this disease or carrying too much weight. Age Oh guess what. In a little too much. Wayne just put it out there. I understand that you know there are some places that are more dangerous than others. When it comes to this stuff, he joe. You're in one of those places that has a really affectionate like just being just puff in your chest out because you like to kick ball players out of games that give you dirty looks does not mean that you're immune to the virus it's it's really hilarious to me. Is a an empire saying anything about this at all? Because the idea of being pyre is you want to get in there and get out of there and no one. Say Your name. It's like an offensive. Offensive Lineman nobody said you were there. You did a good job needs. You didn't give any sacks made. You didn't have any penalties. If you umpire a game and somebody says who first faces Alif. If I know, BG didn't blow it. He calls, and you didn't kick anybody out of the game. That's a good job that this guy is being quoted as wanting to fist, fight the corona virus because he plays golf and the heat is so quintessential. Joe West. I can't even tell you this. His response to the corona virus is exactly why he's a bad fire. Yes, it is as judgment is off and. Will say that when you look at social media, and you see the videos of people losing their ishpeming ass, where Basque and things like that I would say he's got an audience. You know what I'm saying. If. T shirts or something? If you're the COSCO GOING UP, about. How you're a man and all that stuff and you will wear a mask. You won't be harassed to where the Basque clearly cowboy Joe has an audience. By the way Costco, not having samples anymore is devastated me. I went into Costco for the first time last weekend. That was a real I I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, but that was devastating. That was always a good afternoon to go in there and get a few small slices a case. Or whatever they were handed off. On a daily basis, just just astonishing. I didn't like that or they did like the COSCO free samples. That surprises you the fact that you noticed they were gone. Surprises me. Oh not me. How was looking I'm sure you guys don't have anything in the. All Right Patrick Mahomes has a huge new contract. That is really bad news for one team in particular will tell you who that, so the morning show on seven ten espn.

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Manny Pacquiao Interview (Pugmire) and Rams, Lakers, Dodgers (Hernandez)

Arrive Early, Leave Late

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Manny Pacquiao Interview (Pugmire) and Rams, Lakers, Dodgers (Hernandez)

"Welcome to the arrive early. Leave late podcast. It's the middle of January. An LA teams are going different directions. Rams one game away from the Super Bowl chargers. They're done Lakers. There struggling without an injured LeBron and what's going on with baseball free agency. What are the dodgers one? Where is that big free agent signing? Our columnists Dylan Hernandez will join us with his very unique takes I Lance Pomare sat down with forty year old Manny Pacquiao and the to have breakfast. That's right. They sat down had breakfast. Many even cleaned the table when they're done patio fights agent, Bronner, Saturday manning the boxer manning, the politician. And then some lands point mar with manufacturers, I derive early Lee podcast taking behind the scenes. I'm Beth Duran. It's January sixteenth. Another addition of the arrive early legally podcasting to everybody who subscribes rates reviews, shares and sport, they get people United when they love to share their opinion is a sport of boxing. Sierra Leone podcast method ran joined the day by our boxing MMA, combat writer extraordinaire, Lance plug Meyer lands when you speak to athletes. They'll have interesting backgrounds. Have you ever interviewed an athlete who also politician at the same time never? In. Set for the guys spoke to last week, many pack. Yeah, he is a Senator or congressman Senator in the Philippines, and he's an active fighter. Yes. Absolutely. How does he balance to it's a crazy schedule, and you know, he used to be a congressman and we'll work load. There was a lot lighter than it is Senator basically the Senate work is a year round job. He has a few small windows in which he can actually devote all of his time the training. And so this is one of those windows. So he's got to fight coming up on Saturday against Adrian Browner and his trainers are ecstatic because he's had a clear sleigh to really focus on this fi. And they expect a strong performance. We lately we've been giving the, you know with politics in the way, the United States is going to stick to sports. Well, Manny can't do that. He has to stick to politics and sports at the same time, you said down within what was overall theme of the interview was talking about fighting about politics. What is it? We talked a little bit about politics. We talked more about fighting because obviously, Manny patios. Pack is that the only eight division world champion and history of the sport. He's coming back for his first fight at age forty against a guy who's twenty nine years old. And let's be honest. There's a possibility of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather junior. All that stuff was on the table in our conversation. Where did you interview him at I enter viewed at his home watch was loaded with his friends and family, and I'm not going to because I know people that are in decamp massage therapists, same guy, I go to there's usually twenty people in every picture. I see you into his house and try to conduct an interview. Yes. We did try in the fine quiet and that helm very difficult. But what we did was I had a very long breakfast with Manny had a great conversation with them there. And then when everyone was done eating and Manny even windex table down himself after everyone had eaten we sat down, and we found quiet and had a very nice conversation. Let's put Meyer, Manny pack, Yale and quiet. Many. It seems like everything about your fight here with Adrian Browner January nineteenth on Showtime from MGM grand is like an old school event. Did you ever think that you'd be back here running toward the Hollywood sign training wildcard living in this house and getting ready for another fight in Las Vegas film? So blessing excited to be back here in LA to rein in Hollywood again while card so happy about and excited for the fight. Can you talk about how difficult it is? Is to not only perform at this high level, but to do it for so long over so many years. What is the key to doing that? Is that easy the minds? This basically I've been in boxing since winless vessels until now I'm forty years old. So just think about positive thing. And then being spied of all things that you, Hoppy, especially when you got in supporting with your friends and family, I'm always inspired in. I let the do work hard. Every day. You've spoken about your hunger and desire. What is it? I mean, is it the family that really motivates you? What is that really kind of drives you to do this at this point? When you could, you know, go into your life of politics and be done with boxing. Yeah. That's right. That's billions of when you when you have a fashion in boxing and boxing. Smith passion and love to do it. Because I feel okay, I'm really thankful to God for strength in good health at his given. I ask you this every single time. But do you feel like you're closer to feeling like you do one day want to be president of the country right now? I'm nothing about Ryan for president. I'm full being in or whatever to show them the reality of my heart. I want to help them, honestly, my heart. Even is in my town province. I told him if I have other agenda to become a politician, even using my power abuse or visit for myself or my family, we we don't expand our own money. We get back our money rebelled. We give you we buy land Bill build the houses Megan subdivision and give it three to the people and give scholarship free might. Oh, my own from our pocket giving them because we want them to feel what we feel because we've been there in that situation situation, we feel that and we just starting to help them. Can you sense the joy in your return? Like, I was saying I mean, it does have this old school feel while there's been a lot of good fights at T mobile arena. You're going back to MGM grand which hasn't used a while. This is a place where you had that great knockout over Ricky Hatton where you really destroyed Miguel Cotto had so many great memories is that why you wanted the fighting that arena or what exactly led you there? I have a good buy in gym. My first fight in America is in Jim. Okay. Lino holid- WADA that's Joan doing three two thousand one. And their card with Australia and Custodio that's very memorable fight in coming back now to fight again and really thankful MGM for helping us this event, you know, who else you fought there. And I know it wasn't the best memories. But you also fight your buddy Floyd Mayweather there. How badly do you want a second fight with may weather, and what are you going to do to try to make that fight happen yourself? I'm thinking about him. He said deterrment, but my thinking right now is one at the time because you know, I'm forty an example this fight. So I have to this fight. And I'm not thinking anything else having covered your career for so long and knowing you a little bit. I think that there is some unfinished business in your heart. Where you feel like I am the better man and put me on there with the healthy shoulder. And let's see what can happen in this. I want I want that night. That's my thinking if there's another fight this might thinking union, my my mind in my heart. That's my thinking Manny. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Thank you lines. Interesting. Interesting perspective in word when you hear from many when you were sitting across from him in this house with eight million people, and he just got done windex seeing the table. What was the impression you have known it for a while? Honestly, Manny pack seemed to be the same guy in our meeting last week as he was in those fights back, then he's he exudes confidence. He's looking forward to this fight. He is it's a it's an opportunity. I think for fight fans to really take a moment and treasure what we've had in this guy. And what he's brought to the sport. He believes that he has a way right now to really adapt to his age he's incorporating for the first time ever in his in his Bach. Life. He learned the son in his fight last year in Malaysia to rest in allow recovery to be part of his preparation for a fight. He's forty years old. So he needs to take a day off here and there, Freddie Roach. His trainer had told me very interestingly that in the fifteen or sixteen years at he had Manny before this fight. He said Manny only took two days off and two days off. Can you imagine that starting seen Manny workout? It's crazy. Yeah. Many pack yell is a phenomenon the Filipino community and any young fighter. It doesn't matter. If he's own or own ten, it's he's young many patio. He's compared because he is the pride of that country. Like, I'm pretty sure he can remember president probably win. But I remember in his heyday, and I grew up with a lot of Filipinos and I lived in a neighborhood for a little bit. And Carson it just knew that it wouldn't pack was fighting and especially inside into Mexican. I would get the text from all my Filipino. How much we better for this? And I'll you know, Mark is going to do that. No, they're going to do this going to do that. And he would just line them up. Knock them out in his heyday where you covering him to. I'll absolutely executioner. Yes. Exactly. Yes. He's brought so much excitement to Las Vegas, and the, you know, those fights that he had AT stadium in Texas, many Paki. I'll like you said, he is a special athlete. I was talking that link to his conditioning coach Justin fortune, and he said, basically disguise the Michael Jordan of the sport. He's he's someone you see this rare talent, you know, it's rare. And when you see it. It's it's nice to be able to sit back and watch an appreciate it was the first time you saw the first time. I saw him fight. Actually. That's a great question. I he fought a guy named David D S that was around like two thousand six seven something like that. I remember, then then, you know, that's the first time I really got to meet Manny. And you know, obviously has English has gotten better over the years the comfort level that we have together. Now. He's able to open up to me. And it's funny because like even at has media day last week when the guys were all shooting him questions it just so happened that I ended up to standing right in front of him. And he would give me like a little look in the I like is this a good question. You know, should I lab right on this one or not what do you think of this one or he'd look at me like I already answered that to you yesterday. So we have a nice bond, and I think that really helps to from my standpoint, I wanna give the readers the opportunity to have something that no one else has for Manny Pacquiao and time and time again, he's delivered that to me. He is somebody who makes his camp in Los Angeles. He was away from Freddie Roach for a little bit. So he wasn't wildcard. But he's back now and why social media. The people are follow. You can know were many patios at all times in LA. He's either playing chess at Penn Pacific park or he's doing ABS at seven in the morning, and there's all men right there with him doing it or you can go run to the Hollywood sign within two. I saw. Video last week where he's running rocky esque where people were running with his crew. But then you saw kids in the background. It must have been at least twenty two hundred people running with him early in the morning. He is very assessable. Isn't he adores people? And I think that that's why he's a politician in the Philippines. He's trying to help people along as best. He can now for the longest time. It was coming out of his own pocket. And I think well, I mean, he would actually have people lineup at his home. They would come by. He would stand at the top of the hill at his home as they came up there. He would hand them money. No. Yes. He would. Yes. He would. And he said in a interview with I that I had with him before if I fail you as a politician if I can't say what I'm doing here. I will make this happen with my own financial backing because that's how deeply he cares about it. He's done things like open schools, tried to get more housing built in a country that you know, seems like an annual basis gets. Hammered by typhoons and bad weather, and it's just you know, poverty stricken country at times. And he's just willing to you know, he cares about that. He came from that remember, the horrible story that we've always heard about Manny Pacquiao that he came came home one day and his father had eaten his dog. I mean, he came from such poverty, and he has that in his heart. He's never forgotten while some of these guys, you know, they reached the the lucrative lifestyle of a CIA world champion boxer. They kind of forget where they came from. He never has. In fact, he's embraces that every single day. Why is he fighting forty because he need money. He loves the sport. I mean, there's no doubt about it. He could easily be focused entirely on his political career. He definitely would have a chance to be a strong candidate for president winters. You'll be president. I believe he's so popular in that country that if he said, I'm running for president the backing behind him would be extraordinary, Freddie. Roach said. Something interesting that you know, it is a different world, and I would actually like worry about man's life. Given the jealousy that exists and politics back there, and there is danger in the Philippines. So it's something that you know, manning has to weigh, but I think he's in a hurry to do that. He could do that now. But I think that he he sees that as something that's down the road. He wants to while he's feeling this way. He's coming off his first knockout victory since two thousand nine when he knocked out Lucas Matisse in Malaysia in July. And I believe that now that he feels good about himself as a boxer again and with a potential Mayweather fight looming. Again, he wants to explore that and see what he's got. He loves training. He loves you know, the grind of of boxing. And you know, he's going to stick with this until it's very obvious that he's finished boxing fans or anybody listening right now just say Pekka may whether the rolling the rise is that really possible their role. On there is. But let's be honest. You're you're you're going to buy. Yeah. So I mean, that's the thing that I struggle every single time I tweet or write something about this. I get all the people bashing the wanna wanna. Hordern exactly. And the thing is that it does still have some interest because many patios wearing about Floyd Mayweather is still undefeated. And there's a there's a possibility with with Manny winning this fight on Saturday against Brunner. He's he's he just beat a guy who's eleven years younger than him. He's going to be able to say bring up bring on a guy who sort of fights like may whether and remember if you wanna go back to the first may whether I had a hurt shoulder. I fought that with a shoulder that needed pretty serious surgery afterward, give me a healthy crack at Floyd Mayweather. Let's bring the fans the fight that they've always wanted to see between the two of us. And you know, what I can deal your first loss of the seen each other. They've been same room anywhere. It was funny that the day after our conversation. I went to the clippers game just on the hunch because I knew Manny was going to be there Filipino heritage. The big on. Yeah. Yeah. So he was going to be there for sure, but we we know Floyd goes to a ton of Lakers clippers games. And I said, you know, what this could happen again. Just like it happened back in two thousand fifteen when they met at a Miami Heat game. And it ended up being a huge thing toward making that fight. So I said I'm gonna go again. Sure enough you in just for that reason. Yeah. And Floyd Floyd ended up taking a see. And it was, you know, a startling Manny was got involved with the Chuck the Condor, clippers mascot, throwing t shirts out and stuff. Like that repect you're on the floor throw. Not sure. Yeah. It was thrown out these operation mascot. Yeah. Seriously, run these t shirts in the crowd any through one. He kinda like showed off his left arm right in front of Floyd through a t shirt, right? Over Floyd said, and then he came over and shook hands with Floyd. And they had a, you know, a little bit of conversation laughed at each other moved on. And then I was able to get some quality time with Floyd about the possibility of those two guys fighting, and you know, look. Floyd doesn't do anything without a purpose. There was no reason that he had to go to that game, except he did know that man he was going to be there. And why not, you know, get everyone talking about this with this fight coming up floored really wanted to see Filipino night. Oh, yeah. Game knowing that they were gonna play afterward. That's wink, wink, right? There really is a demand for that. I think that they're absolutely is a demand is it going to be the same demand as the four point six million pay per view buys that they had in the first time. No. But let's be honest. If you get two million buys that's better than any fight has done since their fight. So it's worth exploring. And it's something that I totally think will happen with many Paki victory and Saturday, very interesting. So forty year old many pack. Yeah. Finding twenty nine year old age Brunner on Saturday, but pacu isn't your normal forty year old right? His body differently. He operates at a different speed, different speed and unbelievable strength size. I mean every. Can you talk to says you can list the the fighters Tim, Bradley, one while marquess all of them have looked like they've been through a war after they're done fighting Manny Pacquiao, it's almost a supernatural. It's a rare gift that he has. I mean, again going back to my conversation with Justin fortune, who's coached many athletes and in conditioning strength says you know, what we see with Manny Pacquiao is special. It's something that it's a gift and Manny is able to you know, just punish these guys. And you know, I think that even at age forty now that he's been able to really try to figure out how the body works and that he needs to incorporate this rest, he expects to be at his absolute peak on Saturday night. He will be perfectly primed you can read a story. And in today's times that will talk about all this. And he's he feels like he's got completely solved for the people who are big boxing fans or fans and. And if you have a newsletter out. No, right. They subscribe. What do they do? Yeah. The fight corner. It's runs every Tuesday. We usually post it before noon, it'll go straight to your Email box. It's free to sign up. And I try to pack that with this much boxing formation as I have on that on that given week or so the fight corner Email must do that. I'm going to run. Oh, thank you. The app, right? Yes. App. I pay for it actually paid for my Olson's crashing. So I go to sports and down. And I go to fight corner at that. Maybe get now the schedule for you were you going to be going? What's busy what what's going on February March April? Wow. This is a weekend that I can't be in two places at once. But obviously, there's a huge UFC card where TJ dillashaw who's from Orange County. I kim. Yeah. Is in New York fighting in the US's first ESPN show on their app the ESPN plus app, and he's fighting the flyweight champion Henry sue Huda. Who was who grew? Yeah. The wrestling the former Olympic. Yeah. And he actually was born in born and raised a little bit here and in LA. Okay. So you know, that fight was originally supposed to be an Anaheim. It was unfortunate that they moved it. But they moved it because they wanted as much exposure for the first ESPN card that's gonna be on Saturday as well. The following week. We've got a bell tower may card with Fayed or Melian Anco. Oh against Ryan Bater. That's the heavyweight grand prix. Finale. We've got super featherweight champion Giovanni Davis fighting Abner marris stubhub center. Good one. I I actually the new name. Not forget it. But yeah. Dignity health. Sports spark. Yes, we had the hashtag still magic that all kinds of stuff. You can still call it the war grounds the war ground. We'll we'll take that. Right. A week after that, we've got Microsoft theater. Leo Santa Cruz is defending his bell, basically. And just a stay busy. You know, it's interesting Beto. I put this in the fight corner. There's a there's a strong possibility that the the world welterweight champion. Shawn porter fight for March night that was scheduled for T mobile arena in Vegas will also get moved to the war grounds. So we gotta keep an eye on that that definitely could happen. According to my sources week after that March sixteenth, you've got Mikey Garcia, aerospace and Dallas. That'd be Mikey's. I pay per view, Mikey moving up to divisions. Yes. Very bold move. He's been working out with Victor Conte. The mad scientist. Sexist. Yes. So he feels strongly about that. Then March twenty third at the forum LA just got Miguel Burt shell Francisco, Vargas revenge rematch is going to be there. I'll run against Bundy though. I like that more than some people are saying, it's going to be another destruction. I don't see that taking a lot of time off. So yes, it's interesting. Okay. And then lastly in at least what we have right now, April twelve at Staples Center of silly, low marchinko will be fighting. He'll be fighting the winner of a fight in in Dallas. Where to the expected winners this guy, Richard Komi? But you know, I was talking to Andy foster to head of the California State Athletic Commission last night. And he was telling me that fights in California get this out of in two thousand eighteen California had more professional boxing matches staged than New York. New Jersey, Texas and the Vada combined. What s and more and buying more? And you know, what that speaks to the passion in my in my opinion. Because most of these fights are taking place in California. It speaks to the passion of the southern California fight fans. And I that's something that I've said over and over again, a love it. It's worth it's worth exploring for these promoters. And they they know more more than ever that. Instead of looking at these other states where there may be some kind of like guaranteed fee, your you'd better look LA and the Southland because you're going to get a strong audience. And yes, while there, we you know, these fighters may be on the hook for some taxes and stuff like that the live gate money that they're receiving from these these events people show makes it worth it. They show especially in LA the fight corner. I just signed up right now. I put in my Email Durant's g mail. Subscribe, our boxing and MMA newsletter. Written by put Mark comes out every Tuesday. Look, I'm your bile raising Oklahoma and Glendale Arizona graduate from Kelsey. Fullerton. Get you pug Meyer, all kinds of action one and only Lance book, your social media is LA times. Puck Meyer on Twitter. If you are like Jeff Miller who we had on recently. Who said I'm Elliot t chief landlord. Great job. Thank you so much better. Great job covering combat sports and pretty cool to be able to fit record with Manny Pacquiao. But I have a feeling that Dylan Hernandez. Not that impressed having breakfast with fanny pack. You've done it for a while. Right. You saw him in San Francisco before anybody knew he was. Yeah. It was may whether undercard at the Billy Graham auditorium. So you don't care that Lance had breakfast. All right. That's cool. Really nice guy. Have you ever talked to him? I have does. He know you probably not knows. I'm coming off right away. Getting on you feeling that you just wanna talk back to Basham. I got one of those stories later maybe for. For. Got something related. Here's your chance talk boxing. Okay. Well, I think that this is you know, I mean anytime you see guy fighting at forty years old. It's disconcerting obviously right now that said Adrian Brunner's kind of a weird fighter. He's a counterpuncher, but he can't move going backwards, which is really weird thing. You would think that if you can counterpunch you learn how to fight going backwards. But the thing is Brunner can't hurt him. So this is a good fight actually patio because you can earn money against can name opponent without risking injury. I mean, my concern is what this is going to lead to these probably gonna win where we're going where we're going. We're going to talk about it, Spence or Garcia, right? And I think both of those guys seriously hurt Manny. So you don't think may whether no I don't think may whether wants I guess it's possible. I mean that would be the best thing that Manny and Floyd talked at the clipper game a lot of wink, wink, hug on the, you know, you'll be there. No, I'm not I would not cover that. Yes. You drawing the line? I mean, I'm not going to this one angel actually asked me like do you wanna go? To the patio owner. And I said, no why because you know, what I actually I like boxing a lot actually do as critical as I am about is basically like I thought either I'm gonna write about it. I'm gonna be like extremely harsh. Right. But this isn't like the wilder fury thing where they kind of came into our town. You know, they stayed off my turf so to speak, and I'm not going to like go to Las Vegas to go pick. You. Don't trash listening right now going forget you Dylan Hernandez. You have a chance to go to the cover fight. And you don't want to know. And that's the thing is I really wanted to norm Ron Heim who's in a long time correspondent for ring magazine. And you know, Arizona Republic columnists. He's going to be celebrating seventieth birthday would love to be there for that Dylan Hernandez columnist for the times that your title, you, get to write whatever you want when they assign you places basically the way my week works on Mondays I call Plaski clash he tells me what he's writing and I work around. All right. So the Rams yes NFC championship game. Are you excited about that? For the city of LA. I think it was a great year for NFL football. Los angeles. I mean things went as well as they possibly could got to kind of think back to where we were a couple years ago. Right. When the teams moved here term. Yeah. It wasn't an a good spot. Even like, the Rams kind. We see very lukewarmly. Obviously. When the chargers came here. It was kind of like we'll we weren't even sure we wanted has now we've got a second team. It's an uphill battle. You feel it right? The chargers as well. As they played this year still doesn't have much of a fan base here in with the Rams you feel like they're still fighting for relevancy in the city. You know, the reality is they're still not the Lakers. They're still not the dodgers. This is an opportunity to help them. Maybe get to that point. Having observed you cover the dodgers for many years with greater little and different managers that come through. You have a way with managers because you see them all the time where you can get stuff out of him interacted with Sean McVay NFL's different because you only get fifty minutes. You don't really get to know these guys. What's your impression of him from a distance that he's bread to do this? He does that NFL robot speech thing, except he doesn't lot faster. Right with more energy. You could see why the players like him a little bit skeptical going back to the playoffs last year part of that. I think maybe it was wasn't quite at that point yet. I'm still not sure if he is you know, I think he needs to write quarterback in the system when they lost a couple of games late in the year. I think we kinda saw maybe some limitations of what happens when girlies getting shut down. There were the better team against outs there. We're gonna win that game. No matter what. So I'm actually kind of curious now. Okay. So New Orleans skin. You know in yours is gonna kind of know what the Rams are going to do and Ken McVeigh and Goth find a way to beat these guys if the Rams go what can that do for the popularity because obviously it still Lakers and dodgers. And then after that. Yeah. Well, you know, and I think you know, talking to a lot of Cowboys fans, right? This past week leading up to that game and minder standing sixty forty maybe the crime was that's going to be kind of tough to break. My gut still tells me that the raiders are still more popular here. Forget about this season enters it just the brand. And this is a Latino city and. In the families that kind of stuff, it's a family thing. It gets passed along. I was talking to you know, one of the fans one of the guys that belongs to the fan club story about right? Yeah. You know, one of the fan close in the valley, and they meet at this restaurant. They wind, and I actually had lunch there. And the manager of the retinal was telling me how people bring their kids. They're right there like five year old kids running around up in this. And so you kind of wonder is that going to be tough to break. Right. I mean because there are now hundreds of thousands of millions of people in the LA area that are like fans, and that are raiders fans, and I do wonder ram too. Yeah. This isn't about performance. So the raiders compla- bad. I think raider fans are gonna stay raider fans. The Cowboys even if they go a long way without winning a Super Bowl, I'm guessing those fans are gonna stay Cowboys fans as I think. Yeah, the Rams have this kind of challenge of having new, you know, steal fans away from them. You're probably looking to convert probably newer type offense. There have their loyal loyal fans. And they're hard core. The Ramle other their season-ticket fans, but I didn't know I had so many friends who are. Cowboy fans like everybody was at that game that I knew that the Kabul they went there or when the reader, and that's why people oh Rams gonna take over. Yeah. If they get to simple, it'll be great excitement. And it's one of those where you take civic pride that they're from LA heck root for them. But I'm still Niner fan. I'm still Green Bay fan. I'm still a heck how many kids in LA are patriot fans because they grew watching Tom Brady over and over and over, you know, and the other thing too is. I mean, I think what the raiders you also have the floors Jim Plunkett with that goes back to generations. Right. Yeah. Well, it also the fact that they're Latino in in LA when the raiders were here during the preseason, I talked to a lot of raider fans in the parking lot about why the raiders like why this loyalty, and they talked about those guys, right? I mean, they were almost to those fans what Fernando were to dodger fan got kid grandkid into Cowboys. I had the fortune of being really good when the Rams and the raiders left town the first time there was just vacancy. And I think also around that time, my understanding is that's round the time when the NFL started broadcasting games in Mexico. Oh when the Cowboys were winning. So I think a lot of people in Mexico. They would show a lot of Cowboys and Steeler game like vinegar who played for Chievo USA and cheetahs Mexico the goal as work with him at spectrum TV stuff. He was a Steeler soundly why they would always show of Cowboys and Steeler games Mexico. So they have a big fan base as far as like the Latino fan in LA they gonna root for root for Gillette. Yeah. I'm from LA cou but it's not like the Lakers where people were getting Laker tattoos. People have chick Hearn tattoos. And right now the Lakers are in Dilling Hernandez is. The Lakers will they have abroad. That's it. Right. That's pretty much it. Yeah. I mean, that's a boy. I don't even know where they go from here. Because like there's this assumption. Well, let's package all the kids and get like Anthony Davis. Well, how about if New Orleans doesn't want those guys? I mean, I think that that's kind of the danger. Now is the way they're playing you have to wonder if these guys are like hurting their trade valley enough to where they could prevent the Lakers from getting a frontline type player. I think like fans of teams, especially baseball fans love doing this. Right. Like, you know, they named like six players on the team. And let's trade them for by trout or something. Right. I don't know where they go from here. Veasley? Yeah. Just on the game Sunday loss to Cleveland there. Yeah. And well, you see I think every time those guys step on the court. It's kinda strengthening the case that LeBron the most valuable player in the league, right? I mean, one twenty three games or whatever I was at that game. And I was in the crowd for the first half, just roaming around friends, and the people grumbling about trade trade trade were probably the same people six months. No, no, no, the kids the kids the kids like they're called prospects for reason in baseball. There's a reason to call the future because right now LeBron window is closing, and you can feel the grumbling. I mean, you're still gonna have people go and to say I saw LeBron's sit down. There was family from Chile where all oh, the kid had LeBron jersey on and I started talking to the dad's like vacation there's only chance he's ever have to see LeBron. And we saw him sit down. I forget that part as a reporter or somebody might only go for one time. But if you're watching the product on the floor right now, I don't even know who's I think you also get concerned. Right. I think Ron talked about this. You know, the finals last year, and he talked about it right after sign with the Lakers this year. But you know, I think part of his calculation coming here was that he thought. Okay. Well, you know. Yeah. The average player by the time they're thirty four they start slowing down. Well, I'm not the average guy. I'm gonna have a longer prime my prime window. I still have a few more years. And I think that was part of the calculus, but you know, thirty four was when Kobe coys achilles. Right. I mean, that's when he started breaking down how about if that's kind of the same thing with LeBron. What if what just happened with growing isn't just type of fluke thing, you know, we've talked about resiliency, and obviously he hasn't been hurt much up to this point. But what if this starts happening every year? Now, it did kind of raise my eyebrows a little bit. When I heard him say that it is introductory news conference that you know, he thought his Linda was a little longer. It's like you're not quite sure at the same time as the Brown. Right. We've never seen anybody like before it may maybe he is that exception to the rule, but the status if you count demonic playoff games that he has it adds up to a little bit more than three full seasons. And that takes a toll on, and you place, very physical style of basketball. Right. I he probably gets hit. More than anyone since shack. He gets hit a lot. So you're nestled on the Lakers muscle in the Rams what about the dodgers you like them? I mean, I don't know what they're doing to you. They're acting like they're like, I say that. Because why are they talking about the luxury tax? So baseball has it's not a salary cap. This is important to point out. This is not a salary cap. But if you go over a certain threshold you have to pay like attacks. Now, if it's your first time going over you pay twenty percent of the overage chase. If it's the second time thing goes up to thirty percent. And then the third time maybe like fifty. Oh, yeah. That's to make sure teams just don't over spam. The last year last year the explanation for stained under was well, we need to reset it. Once you go under you go back to being like the next year saving over. You'll be counted as first time if all right? So last year that was justification we need to stay under. So that we can spend next winter which price Harper Machado here, we are. And it's basically plea and Alex would salaries pretty much they dump that and that's pretty much what they've done. Maybe there. Some cash flow issues. I think that the team is now separated these companies all do this, right? Where technically Dodger Stadium was a separate entity from the dodgers the dodgers pay rent to the clothing company that. Arrive early business podcast. Yeah. And so they just don't spend player. They've also separated the team from the broadcasting rights the TV money isn't going to the team fan. I don't care whereas Jack. Well, that's what I'm right because in the end, whereas Manam. All companies under Guggenheim's control. That's their problem. I wanna player who I wanna go watch. That's what I wrote. So to me, this is really when you look at how shortsighted baseball is this like a perfect example of where think about like NBA free agency. Right. It's exciting. Your teen goes out and signs a guy. Like now, you're excited about on water. On under exciting the next season to justify not spending money on these guys. The dodgers are basically trying to tell their fans. Are you know, what it's actually a bad for us? If we get Bryce Harper. That's what they're basically saying. If we signed this guy tenure this is bad for us in your basically at that point. You're denigrating the best thing that your sport has to offer. Which is it starts, right? You're saying if you get the best players it's bad for your team like the poodles. How are you supposed to get his getting thirty million whatever it is except he's twenty six but Chato in Harper twenty six for you. You already old GM Dylan Hernandez, are you signing her? And here's the thing is one of the reasons like these contracts go for ten years. Right. So you take the rod thing know, the first one was to fifty over ten years. Okay. The reason you stretch it out over ten years to defer the payments. Yeah. Right, by the way, when Iran signed that first contract baseball total revenues were around three billion. Now, it's over ten ten. Okay. So the sport is making three times more money paying twelve for pregnant. That's part of the reason why these keep going. So you would think though that as the revenues go up the players would be earning more money like realistically, Bryce Harper is probably worth fifty sixty seventy million a year. But if you sign them and say, well, we don't want to give you that much once. So like, why don't we spread it out over ten years? And we'll do it thirty year over ten years or whatever. So you can't even look at it as a ten year deal. Why aren't they signing anybody because every team has done now is hire people that evaluate that? Look at the sport the same exact way. And if everybody has the same ideas, right and everybody says, okay? Well, you know, what signing ago tenure deals like a bad thing? And nobody does it has the effect of driving prices down the union is part to blame for this. They they don't want to have to pay like clubhouse dues or something. Signed. I don't know who they are. They're like middle relievers. And they're like veteran dies. I'm just like in general the transactions last month. None of the big names have gone anywhere. So here's the thing too. If I were to sign, Bryce fiber. I would want him signed by Christmas can sell a ticket, right? Yes. So like if you're a kid in LA in your baseball dodger fan, would that be awesome? Like, if your parents you say like a partial season ticket baggage. And you had it under your Christmas tree. That's like an opportunity blown here. And like, yeah, I get it like in the short term, they're saving money. But I think they're really kind of damaging their product. You know baseball doesn't have superstars anymore. There's like a national profile guy. Harper is as close as you have to win right now. We don't really know much about him any. No. And the only reason like he is that famous think it was because he was on the cover at sixty. He was more. Like, he was the he'll when he was in Washington. That's more the reason war, but I think. But you never hear anything about him off the field. Right. You never hear that. He's doing he married with that. Yeah. He's Boris guy. Think right? Marketing their correct. It's interesting where. Yeah. In around the corner, and we don't these guys were starred aren't going to me. Baseball's always been very short. I mean, even when you look at like there wolf thing about how they treat like celebrations and stuff, right? Oh, don't throw your, you know, people started on, you know, a lack of celebration. I always say backflip law day long, the Korean baseball Twitter account or looking my goodness. There's a Korean baseball Twitter. We're all they do is the tweet that flips hundred thousand views every single almost everybody. I mean, the NBA's the one that's doing it. Right. You look our most popular as in this country. They're all basketball players and look what they do. That's what you should be trying to replicate. And guys celebrate remember the last. Yeah. You know, emission Hernandez. See now, you're making sense. Yes. Now. Now you sound like a fan. You're no longer the trolls manage your evolving on the arrive early. Because of this Harper issue is like the one thing where like fans are kind of like the Email me now, they're like I hate to say this. But I agree with you people have told me, I hate hearing on the podcast because you make him sound likable, very likable. Anything else? 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Dodgers and Andy Ruiz Jr (Hernandez, Shaikin)

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Dodgers and Andy Ruiz Jr (Hernandez, Shaikin)

"Welcome to the arrive. Early. Leave late podcast Dylan. Hernandez is gonna stop on by columnist for the times you salty, he's going to try to provoke me, but we had little good sparring session, back and forth. Talk about the new heavyweight champion of the world Andy Ruiz, the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world also about his times, covering the dodgers, which players got it irritated which ones, did he get along with which didn't get along with. We'll talk about that what it's like covering a team on a daily basis. And also the current state of the dodgers. And on the business side, Bill shaking is gonna stop on by had a lot of good stories. Did you know the dodgers were thinking about having a minor league team in the valley, but it didn't happen? He'll explain why it's time for the arrived early legally podcast. I'm your host the grand. It's Wednesday June fifth. Let's just whip around southern California, Los Angeles in the entire boxing community is fired. We'll get to Andy release the first ever Mexican heavyweight champion of the world because I know Dylan Hernandez is going to get all into to have something to say instead of just celebrating the Mexican because you know this what you do you find a way to just who on everything. Now let's start with something good. The dodgers were playing well, aren't they? Okay. Find something negative. They're terrible. I mean, I actually think I mean if you wanna look at positively, I think, Tober baseball is going to be exciting. Bullpens are bad across baseball. It's not just the dodgers. Don't get the negative stuff here. He we something positive about the dim- something positive about the dodgers. You were out there last week. Yeah. And the week before I think, and how the vibe at Shabazz Ravina. I'm been there this year to work. The crowds kind of remind me a little bit more like what they were like ten years ago, maybe a little bit rowdier little bit more good. Good. You know, I've been to this year's a fan have worked any harder. Keep track economy, must be good, man. Let's take offensive actually, you know what I went to buy some giveaway night, man. There are none of able and those are through the other apps that I usually use. There are no tickets available to go. Check out the dodgers. Are they that good? They are. And I mean, I guess the one thing that's a little bit surprising is they usually like LA really kinda gravitate store stars right? Yeah. Which is why I was a huge advocate. And I still kind of 'em. Go your Bryce Harper. We'll get Bryce Harper. But you know what? Maybe through his performance. I mean it's been so ridiculously good, right? That it's kind of made up for maybe that lack of personality where you have a guy who at least is consistently on the news every night, providing highlights and that creates a regularity. He's phenomenal right now. He does everything right? I mean. He's right now. It's not even all star break through right now. He's been out of his mind, the ways been plan. What kind of person I don't know him at all. Pretty low key my little Spacey, maybe right on purpose. I think that's just him, you know, 'cause even when he gets kind of excited, it's a lot of like you know, that type of guy. The pitcher in the Yankees organization in the major league. So kids who have been exposed to that are little different nothing's ever came off of entitled. Look he was in the League World Series. Right. Right. Right. So he's used to the TV cameras around him. But it seems like he was one of the kid that was taught early. This is how you play the game. You're a professional for being so young twenty three. Yeah. He kinda does again. He's just more than anything. I think what stands out about them. It's just a great athlete. Right. He surprisingly fast runner. Got a great arm. He's legitimately like a five tool guy. Right. I mean with trout. He does everything. Well trout probably doesn't have the arm. Actually write this guy does. Everything keeping my two. He was the first baseman. That's right. Right. He's actually a first basement. Right. Yeah. When he was coming up that was kind of a big thing there was, you know, because Adrian Gonzales defensive defensively have very good first baseman. So is kind of. Okay. What are we going to do at that position? And you know the they moved to the outfield. You know. I mean he's played center before too. Right. I mean Virginia goes in center right now. That's another huge revelation. I think this season has been, you know, Alex Dugo great walkup song. I mean if it was a little too pandering here. Here's why do I know him a little bit. He's not pandering. Adria was Pendry with the mariachi local because no Mexican ever plays mariachi local. That's what you hear ultra-low when you go to a mile over the brench, right? That's what you hear. I thought Asia would get rid of after a while, but fans liked it. But Alex Verduga who doesn't speak Spanish, but his played for team Mexico Representative couple of times. He says identify with this a songs my dad used to play. My problem is they don't play the chorus. If you were just play the Denver, where part, SAD would really be rocket what I like the song go on. You don't. It gets a crowd riled. So I guess it's fine. I why do you think it's pandering? L Martinez, who's running the social media that goes crazy. Yeah. No, but I still think that it's because like you said like he's an American kid. You know yourself during Japanese song, would you use? Yes, you had probably wraps on. Easier did was play like some rap song. That's the thing because I mean easier night, a rough save age both. One of the few they got along with year. We either really, really bad or really, really good. There was kind of knowing between a euro part of the really good. Well, we went through really bad. Andrea is. Just I never understood why he was so mad. Well, I think he's a guy that kind of needed that this is a guy who keep him on Arizona's state big program in Zona. He grew up in Phoenix. So you'd thinks he's going there. Right. He shows up on campus coach tales actually we actually don't have a place on the team for you. So he had to go to junior college for year. He gets drafted by the as he's there, minor league player of the year doesn't get called up that September, and it's like oh now we're going to trade you right happen. And I think that these things happen, but I think he's kind of one of those guys that he's had the rug pulled out from under him, but dill he was eight years into the majors still mad because I think what happens though, is that guys that mindset made successful and I think that a lot of times people are afraid to kind of go off that path. Right. Do saying, hi. Hey Andre would just act like you didn't exist that day other than the next day, some guys Assad, you either, like us or hate us today. I, I don't know you right now not that we're friends with easier and you knew him on a better level because you travel on the same circuit, you're not with him. But you're a beat writer. So you saw him three fourths of the year, but for a member meal myself was only their home games. Okay. Who are we going to get today or he would make little snide comments when you're interviewing other people like talking about you had there was like we're getting into? Complex here. But I think that was just social awkwardness. Right. But I think he was trying to be funny you how many soundbites he ruined for me. And now that he's retired. Almost say the retired for we're interviewing whoever did well that game. And you would hear little chirping in the background and my goodness. And you couldn't edit as a radio reporter. You couldn't edit that out paper guys. You're good with radio. He just talk over the. Hey feels, good comment. Yeah. See. But here's the thing, though. Right. Is you like those guys? I mean that was the group that I started covering when I started coming to team does Russell Martin Matt Kemp. James Loney James's kind of a good guy. He's a little Stacey. But, you know, Martin went through a period where he was a little bit difficult Camplin through period where he was a little bit difficult. I haven't got into I even got into it with Brockton of all people he doesn't even talk. Yeah. Well, I, I got up to talk. But that's the thing though. Right. Is that with guys like that? A lot of times they had a lot of personality. I thought right? And I always think that I mean there are multiple ways of of getting in with players. But, you know, one way is to kind of have it out with them. Right. And once you have. Argument, your cards are all out on the table. And then at that point, you know, each other and there's a comfort that develops after you really get into a pretty he's trying to be and not trying to pick a fight. But think about it in your office, that passive aggressive person who just kind of going through. And you're just say do you like me or not? Let's go like that. We. No. Right. Is that like with all those guys, I eventually got to know them? Yeah. I don't know if that's possible anymore with this generation rows going into this, because it's only a few years removed. Right. But it seems so different with now the way baseball is where they move people so much were there flipping them and they're using the not even the deal anymore. Whatever it's called injured list, whatever it is that guys come in so polished, yet, at the same time, so reserved where you don't feel like you get to know them at all. I think social media has a lot to do with that, because like every little comment will kind of get back goes out on Twitter and kinda gets his spreads, like a virus very quickly as opposed to I mean obviously we were on the internet. When I started working here in oh, seven but for the most part, it was like I mean, we were posting stories immediately the way we are now, you know, for the most part, things wouldn't become news until the next day. Whereas now like these are almost instantaneous, and you also have a lot of. Quote unquote journalists who kinda just show up and just record video. Right. And kind of posted in this kind of raw form, you know, everything's kind of different. It's in all aspects now. Athletes were your columnist. Now, you go to the stadium and you just try to talk to guys and a lot of them seem defensive or no way you wrote the bad about me, I'm not gonna talk to you. We'll hey key k you suck, right? Now I'm gonna write that you're terrible right now. So why are you hiding? Hey, but when you're doing well the banana suit is out. Yeah. I mean, and that's why again like one thing I mean, even though unfortunately, it seems like I went on the one day that harbor didn't talk, you know from what I understand. Harper makes himself available everyday kind of like the way, LeBron does with the Lakers. Right. Lebron talks at every shoot around on the days that he's gonna play he will talk and I mean, I think he understands Harper understanding and the responsibility that comes with three hundred and thirty million dollar contract. Right. Is to kind of bridge, you know, this separation that exists between the team in the fence, you know, usually, you're spokesman. Is your manager for the better or worse? Right. Because the managers speaks every day. And that's kind of the connection, you know, here we have obviously, the problem of the television, keep bringing up, they're still not on TV, you know, and I always kind of think that having that one guy, that's like willing to stand in the front and take the answers questions. Good or bad really does help. Right agent Gonzales played that role for a few years. That's another thing, just shelving be there. But I think some of those been lost were guys are plastic. We saw right, just with the Yankees Clint Frazier had evidently very terrible day in the outfield there. And, you know, he refused to speak and that's kinda new right? Because the Yankees, they really as an organization stress that of a you're gonna play here for us. You need to be accountable, and you gotta talk and all that they all say, they don't read totally do the guys that say they don't redefinition re they auto pay attention, pay attention. Okay. You don't let somebody in your camp is, telling you, whether it's your brother Witcher friends, or somebody is telling you what somebody said about you and has anybody ever really? Confronted you about stuff? Oh, yeah. All the time. I won't say who it was. But it was like one very prominent player who even admitted to me, yet his name on Google alert and everytime, anything written about it. He will get thing. And you check it out, right? Yeah. Guys tend to be pretty protective of their images. And you'll usually hear from people if you don't present them in the way that they feel they should be taking behind the scenes people there. The clips aren't every single clubhouse. So the media department will put together every game store everything written about the team that day and they're on the table and they might not grab it at their locker. But you read it somewhere. Stuff on the phone now. Right. Marcus Stroman who pitched for the Blue Jays. I don't follow him. I don't know anything really much about him. I just know that he argues with the Toronto media all the time, and he'll reply to a reporter's story. And this is wrong. This is wrong. And he'll I put his own version up there, but he doesn't speak to the media and throttle. So it's like, yeah, what do you do? You know, who is actually, the most nitpicky sky, probably recovers, his Kershaw really all Clayton Kershaw would finally mistake lake in the sixteenth paragraph. Really? Yeah, I remember one time we were in the NFL central somewhere, and he gave up a home. Run at AJ LS catcher. The type told us it was a slider, and I guess it was not, and he came up to you. Yeah. The thing is keeping the T one, this is somewhere like little right of like the middle of the story, which people never read. Yeah. And something that is so hit her baller of slider, whatever it was and I started coming up in, like hey hero. And I was like, go talk to your catch maybe the Homer the catch. You know what he called AJ this, it's interesting, the dynamic that people have were people think that their friends or not the athletes, friends, they're not friends with us. You might have their number. But you're using it for research and your job is not. Hey, let's go have lunch if you run into them in a city you should go the other way you're not their friends. They don't wanna be your friend. And as soon as they move on. They don't know your name if they ever did know your name, that's the weird part, though. I've actually usually found that once guy leaves the team, they come very friendly. All right. I'll be quiet. The mazy with retired. How beloved TV or that for sure too? But I mean not just that, but I mean even if they leave to go to another team. Okay. I didn't think it traded finds the world. Yeah. Also like at that point, too, like they know you're not gonna have her them anymore play for another team. Right. Milwaukee, you want people to ask you questions? LA got that sense with Matt Kemp. The remember when camp got traded to San Diego and whenever he would speak you what was here. Talk about this is easy, right out of the -plication that lives two people on there and the media soft. There's not many of us, like, maybe seven eight people in that club. Clubhouse ten max on a big weekend, Melegue New York, where they come in with fifteen people. You know what the now it's gotten pretty loaded. I think there are a lot of people out there Dodgeville. Yeah. It's gotten. I don't know. You know, I don't like to call people riffraff. But there's a lot of people. I'm not sure what they do that way. All their boxes media. Yeah. Right. What if you can get a credential you get access to go for get after people have fun with baseball is terrible because there's so much access there as a member of the media because you get there to get home after midnight, and it's you don't need to talk to them every single day. But hey, that's what they allow. So you better do the job over the weekend, burst Mexican heavyweight, Andy Ruiz upset, Anthony, Joshua stopped him in massive Square Garden. You weren't there. But Elliott Heinz Maier was there kudos, for us having somebody at that which many people thought, yawn, whatever Josh is going to steamroll this big fat guy who ways to interest, sixty pounds. You know, he looks like a lot of our deals. You see the memes, but wow, what a performance from anti Ruis were you semi impressed by Rui was kind of who I thought he was right. Nor fron Heim, who works for ring magazine, and fifteen rounds dot com. We actually spoke in the morning. He was in New York, and we were actually talking about this very possibility. Right. Is that you know? Keep in mind, right? Like when Mohammed Ali lost. He lost Joe Frazier, you know, when great fighters, lose, they usually lose to like other great fighters, right? Whereas probably starting with a round like Lennox Lewis. Right. I mean you know, like right now, we look back at Lennox Lewis and things like, wow, this guy's a great fight, or whatever. But he lost to all REM Colin Hocine rock. And I think that you kind of tell you, okay? He probably doesn't belong, right? Because I lied never lost to a Hussien rock and kind of similarly here. I mean if you kind of look at how flawed Joshua was, and if you kind of looked at at Ruas strings now. Josh wiz, he is a Greek God. He has muscles on top of muscles. He's looks like central casting and didn't help metal. No. I mean and we saw the first sign of trouble. Right in his what people try to spin as being like his big coming out party when he fought Klitschko, and the thing is, is that I thought at the time and I was actually on the Joshua bandwagon early. I thought he had some athleticism that maybe some other heavyweights didn't have now it turned out, he didn't know how to box. Which you can go into a whole different thing here. I think with the Brits Steve Kim, actually, buddy, right road, something that I thought was really accurate on ESPN about how Joshua became a to fight a year fighter way too quickly. Right. So that's news around that. You're not getting now right? And how are you supposed to learn how to fight if you're not fighting right? Just a couple of weeks ago, I had a long conversation with buddy mcgirt, and we're just talking about, right? How things are now and he's actually going into fame this coming weekend, and, you know, he was an accomplished fighter himself, and he just about how, oh yeah. You know, back back then was Spar every single day. Right. We was spot without headgear. So you learn how to slip a punch right? And so in the Klitschko fight, we already saw trouble. Right. I mean, if Joshua was really as good as people said they wanted him to be he would have blown out pledge gone three rows, right? You had this life or death or deal. With say holy was thirty seven thirty eight thirty nine year old man in that should have been signed a trouble ready. You know and Norman I were talking about how with Ruiz he's got really quick hands. That if Joshua didn't get them out quickly that there was a chance that this guy could make them look. Now, I didn't think he was gonna write Andrews at over two hundred amateur fights tried to go to the Olympics for Mexico happen from imperial valley American born on the border, Mexican descent, and comes home with the belt, and it's crazy because people were asking me. How come they've never been any Mexican weights because we don't really have any there. It's the small guys that are fighting. If you're a big Mexican in southern California, you're playing football, you're not going to box and Andy Ruiz doesn't look, the part, but he trains, and I actually got the because his trainer many rollers and Edgar yesterday, they told me, hey, we got into res about two years ago about three hundred pounds like man, if I ever lose weight, they put them in a fat camp, they put them down, and they made them work in the train, they had them sparring that I'm working. So he was a big underdog. And if you bet him to knock out Joshua, you may elilott of money but the overall weekend, I know you weren't Joshua, but it's still. Good story, right Dylan. Yeah. But she. No, it's, it's a nice story for him. But it's a story that's going to be gone pretty quickly. Right. I mean, let's say we met a best case scenario for him. Right. Is that he wins the rematch? And then next I mean who do you fight at that point? Right. You know, maybe even a guy like you said, it's a shot, you know, the cruiserweight champ, who's going to actually, like, really curious what that means for you sick. Right. I mean because is what six two six three around one issue? Okay, because you six six three from like a skill standpoint. He's going to have every advantage over any of these guys. Right. Okay. As a sports writer, you have a heavyweight champion that looks like you guys wall. See, but here's the thing. Those, that's. I think that this was an indictment on Joshua. This was also an indictment on the boxing media, frankly. Because like this guy was like, obviously flawed and these people built them up, right? Well, and they just take what the promoter says, right. And here's the thing to man released. He was exactly who he was supposed to be right. Because after he hurts Joshua in that third round he can't put them away because he's not a shape. Well, he's in shape, but he's not in the type of shape that a champion boxer should be. Yeah. Right. And the thing is like, now, it's so rematch London, a, you know, come on, is going to be kind of interesting, right? What happens with Joshua for me? But it see, no matter what like the biggest fight. They could have been made probably Deontay wilder wilder or maybe even fear, right? One or the other. And if Joshua wins, it's not going to have the same allure, right? If released wins, I think he's going to be a massive underdog against the guy. You gotta love a guy that's gonna sponsored by Snickers knickers after I'm not Mexican you, are you proud that. That's like the first Mexican heavyweight Dylan chef there was a Japanese Salvadorian fighter who won anything. How proud would you be? You'd be all fired up. I don't know. Let's be honest. Laughing. Everybody in the nationality. Right. So eighty Japanese flatter your bottom. That's actually not true. You don't root for the Japanese fighters. I have an idea of what I like in the fighters. I mean, generally most of my favorite fighters are black fighters. Yeah. Because you like the skills. But at the day, when you have a little bit nationality pride up there, don't you? Hey, come on when it or soccer team goes. What do you do there? Oh, my I like whoever plays who's ever since people forward because, you know this. Okay. I like Loma chanko like Crawford, Mikey, right? Beautiful beautiful. My dad is a type of guy will be like, well Duran would beaten him. Oh he's. He's totally that guess so that's your future. Yeah, my dad looks like any soccer player. And he'll be like, well might have Ono's better you only in your thirties, right? Yeah. Yeah. You are really salty seventy five year old. You were made to be a sportswriter how much food would you eat on the road when you're covering the dodgers? A lot. I mean, I was a hundred in like I was probably under one, forty in high school and like now way over two hundred pounds. Would you eat all the ballpark stadium? Oh, yes. Yeah. Yeah. You're going to all the different food. Some of the best cities, Atlanta had something called H and F burger agent f is a restaurant there, and they only make burgers on Sundays, but at the ballpark, if you, if you go to the ballpark in Atlanta, they served them there every day those things are tremendous San Diego. San Diego's really good. Dodger Stadium terrible. Yeah. I mean, if you haven't better, it's gone better. It's gotten better the way like Deontay Walder's got better as a boxer. Why when I would hear you come back from road trips. I'd always eavesdrop on your conversations, the VIN Scully press box, because you were complaining about what we're eating Dodger Stadium because you were telling that in Philadelphia they had this in Boston. They had this, and Colorado, they have this. I just feel like if you're going to charge us, like, don't like service prison food thought to that a lot of times the people that serve I used to work in, in food service in college. So I can I can kind of read the body language. Half of those people that service, I really hate our guts. Like on that note, that's bringing Bill shaking talk business in baseball. Get outta here. We don't hate your guts. We I can't believe we kind of like you. Don't Hernandez, go. Follow him at your own. I. And before we bring in Bill shaking, let's take a quick break. Welcome back to walk off. An early morning fairways. Welcome back to the climb. The descent starting over. Finishing strong. Whatever you love. Comback trust the orthopedic care. The pros choose at the cedar Sinai curling job institute. Call one eight hundred seaters one or visit our website, cedar Sinai. Bill. How're you doing doing? Well, how are you? I don't know how you're gonna follow up Dylan Hernandez. You know what I know you're going to bring some prestige, and some professionalism to the podcast, right? My best was a little concerned listening, because there's this ridiculous stereotype of sports writers is you get to go to the game for free. All you eat free food. And like, you know, I don't know when that happened, but, like in this business for a long time, and there ain't no free food anymore. Dodgers. They do have the hotdogs after the fifth inning. And look, you love your dodger dog once a month. Maybe but not when you're there every single game but you had a cool star. You do a lot of stuff covering sports business for the LA times. And you also have huge back on the baseball. We're going against the Expos, but we're because, you know, you love the Expos, but you wind down San Diego when you're the story about the food that they have down there. And I haven't been Padre game in years. I've been to the outside because they have that stone brewery out there just stay out there with the brewers that they have, and I love the IPA's but I haven't been stadium in a while. It just sounds like this is where I need to go. It is. And if especially if you're a dodger fan because there are thousands of dodge. Fans every year. Some of them drive. A lot of them take the train, which is a really fun way to go. It goes right down the coast drops you off within walking distance of the ballpark. Your team is almost always gonna win because the Piedra his last fears terrible. Now they're good and competitive, but the place is pretty much overrun by dodger fans and seed walk around you'd see all these people with dodger hats and sweatshirts jackets with smiles on their faces because they're carrying these food crazies great tasting food items that they can't get it Dodger Stadium. So the number one thing of reporting is observe what you see in the next question. So I said, hey, what do you guys think about this food, and like, well, we wish we could get at Dodger Stadium. Now. What's the problem with Dodger Stadium food? Well, let me circle back quickly to the Padres are doing when the Padres decided upgrade their food their chief executive for the business. I told me the first thing they did is they tweeted, they went to their fans on. Twitter a said who's got the best hamburger in San Diego. And the answer came back, a local chain called ho dads, and I mean. Two places beach got downtown. That's it. Hoda, Austin, beaches, good, real good Padres reached out to hold ads and they were able to work a deal or dads would sell at the ballpark Hoed inside the porn inside the park. Oh, and the thing that a lot of restaurants, worry about, is, you know what if we go inside a ballpark is, again, a taste as good as, if we serve it in the restaurant, because the last thing you want is people coming up expecting what they get in the restaurant getting something that doesn't taste as good. And then telling everybody had your product is what the Potter is have been able to do is set up kitchen space for all these restaurants. So they can cook dishes, not every dish, of course, you get in a restaurant, but once you can make fairly easily at a ballpark, so hamburgers, too tough to make the Padres cleared out a kitchen, several actually for ho dads. They can cook their burgers, then they went out and try to solicit fans. What other restaurants do you wanna see? So they have some of the best restaurants, San Diego, not the fanciest. Necessarily, because the ballpoint cooking five course meal. But if you wanna get shrimp, tacos, my tacos, we want to get a Tri tip sandwich. Tried tip nachos. There's a oven behind home plate a pizza oven imported from Italy. That's where they cook the pizza. This is not like domino style. Crap that mass market stuff. It's really good. A cord ward. No. So the question is, why can't the dodgers do this? So I went to stand cast in the team, president, who's worked in sports facilities all across America. He opened nationals park open Philips arena in Atlanta, and Turner feel and I said, why can't the dodgers have a program like this, and they said the problem, basically is that Petco is a newer, ballpark has space for all those kitchens? Dodger Stadium was built in the fifties that opened in nineteen sixty two and at that point would cast and said was stadium. Food is basically you get hot dog. You get a beer you get a coke. Maybe some peanuts crackerjack. You don't need a lot of kitchen space for that. So. Dodger Stadium basically has one kitchen most of the newer stadiums, have six or seven so he said, look, there's a limit to what we can do. Otherwise, you're just cooking stuff in one kitchen, and bringing it down to whatever concession stand serves it. You're kind of keeping it warm. So when the dodgers did renovations in the outfield fans may have noticed in left field. There's a restaurant out there. It's barbecue shack king's Hawaiian also. Yeah. Right. Because they have space to do it and cook it fresh in right field. They have a timing. Lasorda's talion. What they're going to try to do later this summer. He said, is bring in what they call pop up restaurants. Give some local restaurants chance to come in for a homestand. See if they can make something work for the dodgers, and the restaurant hookah and maybe see what they can do from their next year. When the all star game comes some of the renovations will be done for the all star game some for futures. They do some food plans for their, the one thing I was surprised about in Oakland where the stadium also dates back to the sixties they have the same problems with kitchen space. They use. Food trucks, and I think diversity of culture and the diversity of cuisines in Los Angeles. That would be a no brainer. Really the Oakland Alameda has the food truck food trucks every game and they rotate them right behind the scoreboard, Yager stadium. Find somewhere where everybody can walk to the as rotate like six to twelve trucks. So it's not the same truck every game, he come out and it's easy to do. And you get to try different things at least the dodgers are trying to make moves is just limited on the stadium. If they have that was cast as we do some of the things that the newer ballparks can do now, you cover sports and business and a lot of other stuff, but you mentioned the dodgers all star game next year. Yes renovations, what are they doing? They haven't said, specifically what they wanna do. I know one of the things that they've talked about over the years has been, there's all this great dodger history. But there's really nowhere in the stadium where you can go to see it. There's some things that are put up on the walls. The Jackie Robinson statue is a very recent addition. But there's no one place this year. They cover Yankees. Head monument, reds, have a hall of fame, just one place where you could go and just sort of have a little dodger museum. I think what they're trying to do this year with the legends of dodger baseball program, which is sort of how can we honor people who are not actually, in the baseball hall of fame and retire their numbers, but still say, hey, you had a great dodger career. So Steve garbage got inducted a few days ago. Fernando's getting inducted later this summer. I think they would like to get a place where they can commemorate all those careers and also display some dodger history, I don't know that it necessarily would be a permanent building. But at least a space in the stadium that they can change the displays from time to time legends of dodger. Baseball calling they are the problem is that everybody says for NANDA, volunteer, LA's number should be retired. I don't think there's any doubt about that. That for the impact he had for this organization, not only on the field, which is awesome. But off-the-field basically ignite in tire segment of a fan base that still as they thought deal. Yeah. But the dodgers policy is we only retire numbers of people in the hall of fame. Right. I don't agree with that policy, but it's they're both. So this is a way for them to say, look how can we honor people who've not been elected to the hall of fame. And so as we mentioned Fernando's in Steve garvey's, that's cool. Yeah, that's cool. So they're going to do something for doing this stuff like that. That's cool. Now a couple of weeks ago you wrote about the dodgers in the minor leagues. Now for me would I know the dodgers, my only team is Rancho Cucamonga able team? But then I read your story that they wanted to team in the valley. Yeah. What had happened is interesting thing. I wish I knew about it when it was happening eight years ago. Yeah. They weren't a position where one of the owners of the dodgers, Peter Guber is also known the warriors big Hollywood guy. He's owned minor league teams. This company is owned about eight over the years. So he knows that operate a minor league team. And when the dodgers new ownership group came in, he's part of it, they were looking for a triple A team and so- goober in the dodgers. Bought Oklahoma City triple team. And so they control that the idea came up. What about if we could own essentially control in run a California league team and Guber was friends with a guy named Peter Lowy, who is the CEO of Westfield, the big mall operator international company, malls all over the world. They run the malls along to paying a canyon boulevard in the valley, which is to paying plaza, the promenade, and inbetween they've opened something called the village to paying the villages paying find paying applauses fine, the promenade was dying. So they said, hey, how about if we took that space and turn it into a minor league baseball stadium? And a lot of things we hear about stadium development today as, oh if you put a ballpark, or sports rain or something there will be development around that people will build restaurants. They'll Bill shops because all the customers that will come in are naturally. They're they're going to the ball game. And the idea here was we don't even have to worry about development, the restaurant. It's shops are already there. The parking is already there the land is already there. So nobody has to buy land. That's usually, you know, an expensive part of building a ballpark. This could be built for cheap. No cost to the city, the dodgers able to develop their fan base, what twenty miles from Dodger Stadium, which on Friday is three hours. Exactly. Huge thing. Yeah. So that was that was the plan that was on the drawing board. They went to the city. The city was on board. Mayor Garcetti told me he loved the idea. The developers one board what city with this being to panga Woodland Hills. Woodland hills. Okay. Right. Long paying canyon boulevard. I don't know what the value that's far. Yeah. If you're if you're south bay kid. So. Yeah. So I will in hills, his out that way. Yeah. They idea exactly that I mean everybody's for that area, still going to be dodger fans nobody's like, oh, I'm not going to go watch Clayton Kershaw anymore. I'm gonna go watch some nineteen year old kid like that's not gonna happen. But if you have a chance for cheap entertainment, we take your T-ball team or whatever like ten thousand stadium. I don't even think it would be that big. They took his seven thousand if Cal. If you draw three thousand you're having a good night. Okay. But something or. Yeah. If you had a family, you wanted to spend ten bucks on tickets, and you didn't wanna drive one to three hours to one, it would be a place for you. So everybody thought this is a good idea. So the first thing you have to do is okay. Where do we get a team? You can't just decide you're having a baseball team. And at the point where they were considering this minor league baseball was trying to figure out what to do with the teams in Bakersfield in an auto Lonzo that was called the high desert Mavericks. Okay. They're playing an outdated facilities in oughta Lonzo. The city was actually suing the team LA three years. Again, is Bakersfield the batter's box actually looked directly. Yeah. They had to delay the games till the sun went, yes. Start the game than stop. Yeah. Yeah. So they had enough of those teams the dodgers were in a perfect position to say, hey, we'll buy one of those teams will move it to Woodland Hills. Minor league baseball said great that helps us with the problem. So they only had one other thing they had to do on their checklist which they didn't think would be that hard. And that is because the dodgers in the angel's share the same operating territory under baseball rules. If you're gonna move a minor league team in that territory the dodgers needles. Both have to say. Okay, so dodgers figure Woodland Hills is nowhere near where the angels do business, and they'd be moving their Kelly team for metric hookah among as you mentioned to Woodland Hills, which is farther from Anaheim. Why would the angels have a problem because angels minor league team is they have a colleague team, San bernadine deal. So they went to the angels, and they said, hey, we'd love to get you to sign off on this. If you need some inducements, we might be able to help you in some ways, maybe we'll give you an extra pre. Season freeway series game you can make a few more bucks. And the angel said, well, we don't really know what our future holds. We don't know what's going to happen twenty years down the road. And we don't have plans to move a team right now minor league team. But if we wanted to move minor league team into this territory, we want you to promise us that if we say yes to your team in Woodland Hills. You'll say yes to our team wherever it might be down the road and the dodgers said wherever it might be. Yeah. In the territory while the territory includes LA. So the dodgers said was a possible. You might move a minor league team Intel as someday and angel said, we don't know maybe dodger said, we're not interested. So basically the dodgers made the angels offer. The angels didn't like it, the angels made the dodgers an offer the dodgers didn't like it. Nothing happened. And we lost the chance for really good, low cost family entertainment and will hills. If I'm listening to this, and I'm in Ventura, which would quick, little drive there. I'm getting robbed of something that because I've been games in Lancaster people love not there. It's cool, good entertainment. But I can see the angel side. I see the dodger side, but that just goes back to the billionaires are billionaires for reason, right? That argument of what they're going to do. Nobody wants to give an inch in this at all. It s. Unless the price. Yeah. Business would not have been hurt lend percent by this, but I understand them saying we want to protect ourselves. And so if we're going to do something for you, we want the same right to do it ourselves. That would have been cool the valley. Yeah. You mentioned the angels told the dodgers will, we don't we're gonna do in twenty years. Where are they going to be in the next couple of years? They stayed in Anaheim with thirty. Oh for the major league for the they had a deal with the city of Anaheim. And they opted out of it last had. They not upped it out. They would have been secure Anaheim till two thousand twenty nine so they said, this is our one and only chance at this window of time to opt out otherwise, we have to stay now what we know now that we didn't know then is that Long Beach had already talked to the angels about possibly moving there. So if you're already marine on the angels, now you've got an option, right? All right. Maybe Anaheim will come through maybe Long Beach will come through. But at least we have two options. So the angels opted out of their lease. They have one more year at Anaheim beyond this, and then they have to figure out where they wanna go. So they're helping by the end of this year to be able to say we've reached a deal to stay in Anaheim or possibly, we can go to Long Beach Islamic CI real possibility. The problem with Long Beach for me is that you have huge issues of access people getting to the ballpark because if you go to a ball game in Anaheim right now perfect easy in is out. You know, if you go to the dodgers, it takes forever to get out of the parking lot. Because everything's on a different level. It's all flat. There's plenty of parking around there. There's the fifty seven. There's the twenty two there's the five there's a ninety one on the fruit your station in the parking lot. If you wanna take the train love it there in Long Beach because you're getting a waterfront stadium. One side's going to be the water. So nobody's coming out what there's one free or that comes downtown. It's a seven ten the only public transit is the blue line, which is great if you're coming from downtown LA, but the angels fan base ain't come from. LA. So that would be a challenge at Long Beach would need to solve. And obviously, that's something they're working. I was reading that your story about the launch, I'm thinking this is just politicians. They, hey we're gonna do this as we're trying to get something new in our city, there over knock down the convention center, because you're trying to get a new one it just seems like it's everybody using each other for new stuff. So it from reading late this sound like the angels are staying. Well, well, we don't know, right now is what each city is offering. In fact, they haven't started even gauche eating Anaheim because in Anaheim, the city said, we want to get the value of our parking lot appraised. We know how much it's worth before we decide to court where you at. Yeah. So there's some time down the road. Now in the Long Beach proposal, we don't know everything that's in it, but Long Beach in response to public records requests from the times, and from other news outlets. Release some of their proposal and research, and in there, they had commissioned, a firm to say how can we get public money to build? The ballpark didn't say they're going to do it just explain to us. If we wanted to how well in most of the large cities in California, we figured out that there's no sense in using large amounts of public money for a ballpark because it never pays off if the ticket revenue from the ballpark now goes to the owner, the concession revenue that goes to the union, marking usually goes to the owner, there's no way for the tax payers really make back their money. So the reason the chargers are LA is because San Diego, wouldn't pay to build them new stadium. Everybody in San Diego wanted to keep the chargers, right? They just didn't want to pay for it. The reason the Rams are here and the NFL came back after twenty five years is. Because STAN Kroenke is paying for the stadium not that the city of LA or the city of England is paying for the stadium. The reason why the as have been waiting decades in Oakland because nobody's built the stadium and they've actually agreed to pay for it themselves. And the reason the raiders are leaving is because Las Vegas is, basically dropping wads. Sky to Bill, the ballpark for the raiders, never sports, right? Yeah. Or politics. It's. Or economic also. And now you're covering science science little bit. Yeah a little bit. The dodgers launch angle and third graders. What did I read about you now is a cute little story? We've found Friday, the dodgers had had a community van at Inglewood and what it turned out to be was five hundred third fourth and fifth graders that it worked all semester on lessons that bay thought were all about science, but turned out to be about sports as well. So you know as baseball fans now, you can't avoid hearing about the term launch angle. And some of us would say, well, yeah, I used to be called an uppercut now is a bad idea. Now. It's a great idea. But for teaching science, you could actually run a kid out there with a protracted and trying to teach them angles. Or you could grab a ball and say, look, if the ball goes up at this angle, it may go up very high. Don't go very far maybe at this other angle, it might go far, but it'll be on the ground. But if you get this optimum angle, you can get it to go high and far. That would be a home run. That's alternately launch angle. So they're using that to teach kids physics, which is pretty cool. So the dodgers helping the community. They are the invested money in my brother, actually. He's a principal L unified. He's hey, what about this? What do you know about it? Shaking, good, the Senate to me because you're on the podcast and it seems like launch angle is the new thing where or the exit. I mean, there's so many new baseball. I don't even know what they are I at the age of forty I feel like such old man. When I watch a baseball game now. Because bap in it just crazy. Like whatever happened just like CBO hip on playful there. I think that's actually a huge challenge for baseball. Because there's so much wonderful data. Now, the to using this isn't stuff. It just is some hocus pocus teams use the stuff to put together a winning product on the field. But I don't know that the majority of fans cares that much. I think a lot of people will go. Hey, Cody Bellinger, hit that ball really far far. He hit it, but they don't need to know how fast it came off his bat or what the angle of swing was to enjoy the fact that he's having a hell of a season, Cuba. Ooh, I just say, ooh. Yeah. That's a marketing problem. But what the science lesson found out, and the guy who designed it told me is that one of the reasons we like using launch angle is because it's not so much that the ideas new I teach angles and trajectory before this, but what I can do is tell the students if you learn about launching oil you can turn on a broadcast on television or you could go on your computer and you could see how this is applied to baseball. You can see it every day. It's not just like owes stuff. I gotta learn to pass my test. You wanna know how does this help you in real life? Well, here's how it helps you on your life. That's cool could little story before we let you go got to bring up the exposure, you love them. Love the Expos ever coming back. I think they will go on. Baseball's talk for a few years now about how great it would be to get the thirty two teams instead of thirty. Right now, you fifteen teams in each league of interleague play every day, it's not ideal. You could reconfigure things maybe makes them divisions. More geographics travel. Isn't so bad. But the first thing they have to figure out what is happening with the as in Oakland. And with the raise in Tampa every time I end up watching a race game in always. We'll be network. They'll just cut into raise game. What is going on just move that team get it out of there? And I keep thinking Montreal. Yeah. It's a beautiful city. Yeah. The rays of a lease through, I think twenty twenty seven or twenty eight so there will be there till then but they've tried to solve the stadium issue just like they have an Oakland the as at least have a plan on the dry board now. And they've promised to pay for it themselves, the raise haven't gotten quite that far because the rays aren't financially committed to it. So again, do you want tax dollars paying for a stadium? Probably not. So when baseball looks around says, well, if we want to get to thirty two we could expand by two we might have three or four teams depending on what happens in Oakland Tampa. Where do you wanna go? And rob Manfred has told me the Commissioner. We have reached a point where the. Available markets for us are outside the United States Portland, thinks it's getting team. They got no firm plan right now. It's more of a dream, you know, you can go to Nashville, you can go to Charlotte Las Vegas, I think would be a disaster for baseball. Montreal is a huge city a bigger market. The only reason baseball failed in Montreal was because the people that were operating the team kept talking about how bad the ballpark was and how bad the economics were. Oh, we need new stadium. And by the way, we can't afford to keep our players. Well, if you're running a restaurant, and you keep telling people are chef is terrible. And by the way, the seats, they're gonna fall if you sit in them. Yeah, nobody's gonna come to restaurant. So a baseball has done since the Expos, moved is instituted a really robust revenue sharing program. So at the Expos, if they were playing now could afford to keep some of their young stars in the same way small-market teams are all signing their young stars to extensions now, Joe Mauer signed with the twins. Awhile ago, knowing our auto this year with Denver, it goes on and on, Freddie Freeman, and Lanta. So that's all possible. And if they get the new ballpark, it's a great city. It is. There's a festival every weekend, fireworks festival, the jazz festival team who teen part. I mean you gotta go outside because you've been stuck inside his cold in the winter. I love the because when I was a kid the Dodger Stadium in August my birthday's in August. So always end up watching Dennis Martinez, or Mark Langston, with on that t-. Gary Carter kids, I love the Expos just because I would go to dodger games, and they always leave the Expos or the Phillies are coming August giving. Gross. Hey, so Bill shake. You. Follow him on social media, Bill shaking. He is verified. S H, A K. I N does a great job covering all sports here at the shape. Richard always. All right. Thanks, if feels like arguing and fighting Dylan is doing it. I like pope him get him going, and Bill shaken pro's pro does a great job covering the business beat on the sports side for the LA times. I'm your host bet. The Durant is always the arrive early. Leave late podcast produced by day wine engineer by my Kathleen Angel Rodriguez is the sports editor, re review. View share. Let everybody know how you feel about the arrive early legally podcast. Thanks for listening.

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Rob Pelinka & Frank Vogel (Ganguli, Markazi, Plaschke, Hernandez)

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Rob Pelinka & Frank Vogel (Ganguli, Markazi, Plaschke, Hernandez)

"If feels like the arrive early legally podcast has been talking about the Lakers a lot lately. Well, because we have been Laker drama continues and today's podcast on the road again, actually from the UCLA health center where the Lakers train right down the street from the LA times, building in Elsa. Gundel the reason the Lakers introduce their new head coach Frank Vogel. But the reason we showed up because Monday morning. Almer Laker, president all Famer Magic Johnson win on ESPN's. I explained why he stepped down with his role with the Lakers about the dysfunction in the organization how he and rob Pelinka than not see eye to eye then magic essentially through a lot of people under the bus. So we showed up at the press conference with reporters who are here to cover. What was supposed to be the introduction of the new head coach and became. A lot of questions about Magic Johnson, rob. Pelinka. Jeanie Buss, the Rambus family, and what is going on with the Lakers. Yeah. It's a lot to take in. It's time for their rivalry leave. They podcast. I'm your host Duran. Be joined by our crack staff. Bill Plachy tiny again. Guli who covers the team Ross Markazi, Dylan Hernandez lack coming your way right now. Just seems like the Lakers novella doesn't finish. It's time for the arrive early legally podcast. It's Tuesday may twenty-first. Wanted to welcome everyone. This is exciting. Exciting day for us. I think coming out of the Chicago, combine, there's just so much optimism thinking about where we are as a franchise right now. We have the world's best player on our team. We acquire the number four pick and the June draft. You know, we have the cap flexibility to continue to finish out this roster that we've been building over the last couple years. And today we are hiring and announcing the hiring of our extrordinary new coach Frank Vogel. And we think Frank is the perfect coach to lead us in that endeavor. So with no further ado of wanna introduce Frank Vogel, as the Lakers head coach. Thank you up. Although everyone must stop by thanking genie bus, and the entire bus family, rob Pelinka, Kurt Rambis for showing faith in me to be there. Next. Coach is obviously a proud and historic franchise, and it's a big honor for me to be here today. And to be responsible for this next chapter of our history, the focus for our group has got to re to remain in the moment gay. There's obviously a been a lot of outside noise like there is with every NBA team. But there's been a lot of outside noise that we're going to be tasked with blocking out, there's going to be a lot of talk of getting our team back into the playoffs and what the Lakers represented terms of tradition of competing for championships. Those are in result things we are going to be focused on the work that day to day. Stay in the moment. How do we get better at practice? How do we win the next game focus on the task at hand? Okay. And then those accolades, those achievements those results, they will come. We need to build togetherness with our organization. Okay. And I don't just mean with the fifteen guys or seventeen guys that are going to be in uniform and locker room who I'm talking about organizational. Togetherness starting with ownership to the front office to the coaching. Staff the players, the trainers, the business side, it we're all going to be pulling in the same direction. Okay. And this is something that I've always preached as the head coach because you can accomplish amazing things. I if everybody is together. So the way the press conference started Bogle and Pelinka walk in with members of the Lakers front office, the media sitting down. And of course, a lot of the questions are going to be about Magic Johnson's comments Monday morning on ESPN TV. We know this. We know the Vogel's get after couple of questions about his a couple of soft balls. But then the third one was from our very own tiny Guli, who covers the team for the LA times, Radmanovic Johnson didn't interview this morning in which he said that he felt like you betrayed him when you guys were working together, what was your reaction to hint saying that Andy believe that's a fair assessment of irritation ship. I think the most important thing for me is the two years of getting to work side by side with urban are some of the greatest memories. I have in sports and work. He's an unbelievable person to work with he fills the room with joy and vision and truly. It's, it's sad name and disheartening to think he believes things are misperception. I think all of us in life, probably have been through things where maybe there's third party whispers, or he said, she said things that aren't true, and I have talked him several times since he decided to step away. We've had many joyful conversations. In fact, two days ago, we were reliving the combine and the fourth pick. And talking about the great future that this franchise has. So these things are surprising to hear and disheartening, but I look forward the opportunity to talk with him, and sit down with him, and work through them, just like in any relationship because they're just simply not true. I stand beside him. I stand with him as a colleague as a partner. I've always supported everything. He's done and will continue to. And, you know, I think that's the best way to address that. Tanya. Obviously. Thank you for breaking the ice because it was much as we like Vogel. Don't owe him. But he's probably going to be well liked by this players team and all that other stuff. But the elephant in the room has Magic Johnson's comments. Why did you ask that question? Right down there. I feel a little bad for Frank Vogel, because this, it's not his fault that this day was not about him at all. And I think at one point rob Pelinka did say, like we really want this to be about Frank Vogel, but that ship had sailed even before Magic Johnson made his comments. There were a lot of questions at the franchise had not answered yet, and it has been six weeks, since Magic Johnson step down. Nobody from the front office. Not one single person had spoken about what had happened. Rob Pelinka was briefly available at the lottery. But when I asked him a question about the coaching search and he said, I'm only taking questions about the lottery. So this refers opportunity we had to talk to anyone from the front office. And even if Magic Johnson hand said what he said this morning. This press conference is not going to be about Frank Vogel, tweet, Monday morning was hi. How's everyone? Yeah. Actually flying back to LA when all that stuff started happening, I was just reading. And I've been hearing from a lot of different people who either are fans of the Lakers or have been part of the organization in the past. And there's just so much drama and people are confused by it or Egner tain depending on their perspective. So, yeah, it's it was a crazy morning for you. The beat writer you have to keep tabs on all the news is coming on. How hard is it been this off season? Is that been hard? It's just been nonstop work, which is fine. I'm happy to have that be my work. So, you know, there hasn't really been a pause in action for the Lakers since LeBron got here. MBA. But the Lakers story obviously, is the big news around the that's not just an LA perspective relieves, because there's so many people who have an opinion about the team that care about the fans get tattoos of the Laker logo. So when they don't go to the playoffs and they see this in the dysfunction in the backside. Being the only people were saying it. People gotta get tired of it is really important at fans Carolina about this and are wanting answers. I mean I'm not important like if they're not talking to the media, who cares. But they're also not explaining themselves to the fans. They haven't been explaining, what's happening haven't been explaining who's in charge today was the first day that anyone in the organization publicly said, there's not going to be somebody above, rob Pelinka. This was the first time today was the first time we had all been reporting it for weeks obviously because that's what we had heard. But today they finally said it out loud. Rob pulling was left to say that, so there is this all this confusion. I mean for a while fans or thinking maybe they'll bring in someone maybe it's a secret. Maybe there's not telling the media now. Oh, it was they had a plan in place. And they just didn't wanna address people when you are doing your job. You're trying to confirm stuff like this, and you're being told one thing, and maybe another thing and Twitter. You believe why was never told multiple things on that front. I was told from the beginning, they're not hiring. We have been reporting consistently since days after Magic Johnson step down. They're not bringing in somebody to take that role over, I think there was, maybe some discussion about whether or not, they should do that, but pretty early on. They decided that they're not replacing that position. And here's Pelinka talking about the elimination of that president of basketball Parisian role that Magic Johnson head. Yes. So we can be very clear on that genie's vision for the front office is a couple years ago. She created a position that didn't exist prior to urban coming on board, president of basketball operations, and she is going to eliminate that position because it was created entirely for magic and no one can really replace what he does so that would be that. And then to in terms of decision processes here. It's very clear and very simple. Now, when it comes to a basketball decision I collaborate with the staff. Many of whom are at this press conference today, and then I make a recommendation to Jeanie and she blesses that or not. So it's very clear and very simple. Pert Rambus was hired a year ago as an advisor to the front office into the coaching staff he remains in that position and was valuable resource throughout the process with his championship experiences of being on many staffs and winning for the lake. And other and with other organizations he was a really valuable resource in getting to this place of choosing Frank to be our next head coach but has position hasn't changed. You like that move don't like it. It's a little bit disingenuous to say that they never had this role. They created this role from Johnson, technically, yes, they created the actual title, president of basketball operations, but before Magic Johnson and rob Pelinka were in charge. Jim bus and Mitch Cup check charge. Jim bus was he is a part owner. But he was the executive above Mitch Cup check. It's not exactly correct. That they never had somebody in that role before. Magic johnson. You're so many layers to this organization thunder. Julia was a great job covering the Lakers and one day one day, you'll be able to take a vacation and planning to so you can count on news happening, then too. Sports. Columnists arosh Markazi joins us now. Arash you. And I were pretty good at this meeting game. So while the press conference going on Pelinka's can involved with Aachen, we look to the right and up against the wall, sending the eligible Bigler number next to Wilt Chamberlain is one LeBron James was the very colorful fit. And we use the price to see him here. I was I was looking around during the press conference to see if I could see Jeannie bus and I did not. And as a vocal began talking I saw LeBron walk in. So I mean, he literally came in while Vogel for spoke so at that moment, sort of, like my focus shifted towards not only like LeBron and Josh harp at all. Play just one but it's also you kind of want to figure out who's here because there's a lot of people who we didn't talk today that we've been talking about we've been talking about, well, it began this morning Beto Magic Johnson's comments. So we kind of wanted to talk to rob Pelinka and also the people that we haven't talked to yet include Jeanie Buss, Kurt Rambis, Linda, Rambus, Tim Harris. Those are the people that magic of talked about today, and we haven't talked LeBron because LeBron hasn't spoken time, the last game of the season, you and I were following him out of staple center and a security. Don't record it because we're doing our own thing here. Well, you're not stable security. You can't stop us. But I did notice this that as the beat writers are standing around there talking to them after the press conference. We see LeBron in the background. I'm not trying to say anything here, but man, he could easily just walked away, but he meets sure to get a ball and stand at the basket all the cameras are shooting you win. And you saw this insurance recorded that why won't you talk? Why does show up? I think it was good that he showed up because I think you showing support four Frank Voelker showing his support for the team. But I think he could've taken maybe one step further, and whether he didn't want to, or whether the team, did not want him to. I mean it would have been nice for him to say that I have played against this man, I kind of have respect for him as a coach or what I think we haven't talked to LeBron since he got hurt at the end of the season, would it would have been nice for him to talk today, he didn't want to, but, you know, I'm sure on the next shop, we're going to hear what he has about Frankel, visit on a rivalry leaving. Thanks. We gotta take a quick break, and then we'll pick this right back up high everyone, it's meet Lucas Peterson LA times food columnist. And I think you'll be pleased to learn that the LA times food section has relaunched both online, and in print, we have excellent recipes outstanding reviews. Unbelievable local food news, all for you at the very affordable price of ninety nine cents for the first four weeks for online access in dollar ninety nine per week. After that, find our content online every day and imprint on Thursdays to LA times dot com slash hungry LA to subscribe. Don just been busy best life of a beat writer. When you're columnists you get to write whatever you want. Whatever you're thinking, and you can come up with. But she's got to give us a news. Bill and Bill Plaski US. This question to rob Pelinka just to make sure we understand the chain of command, you answer to genie bus, and where does Linda Rambus fit into the equation. You're right. There is very clear and simple plan here, I make basketball choices after collaboration with the staff and make recommendations to genie. The decision to hire Frank was something that I decided to do and recommended to her, and she agreed with that. That's how it will be going forward. Linda Rambus is an incredibly trusted colleague and partner for all the employees at the Laker, she's been here for decades. She has wisdom and how this business works how this town operates and the relationship capital and experience and knowledge base that she brings to the table is incredibly helpful to all of us. Why did you ask him that question I wanted to get the name Linda Rambus into the conversation? She's a shadow owner. She has a huge. Influence on this team. This is all become clear. The last couple of months, I was the first one to write this in everyone is since Falk bland up agree that she is huge. And I wanted to know who does he answer to. And he said he answered genie bus. But then he called into ran Brisa partner. So I'm thinking understands with the both of them. And I think this is a huge that's the story here. Right. Is the power vacuum in Lakewood front office and who's running the show and who's voices being heard. And that's why magic win so crazy today. And why Pelinka ahead defend himself today's, it's all a mess. All front office based usually, an organization that has so many trophies and banners in history. And all that other stuff. You don't have to ask the question of, hey, what's the offer structure? How do we get to this was? That's both the charm. And of course, the team, the charm is always this is the family owned team when sixteen championships is so wonderful. But now the curse, this is a family owned team and family owned problems and family feuds and Jeanie Buss refuses to go outside the family leaves it all within. The family all within a tight circle of people in doesn't think big doesn't think, globally on the NBA landscape doesn't think new or forward thinking, and so you have a bunch of people fighting for turf because none of them are really qualified. If anybody was clearly qualified in there to run the basketball show. There'd be no fights. None of them are, you know what's going on. I looked around the gym you see the brand names in a corner, not speaking to the media by the voice terrible decision by him. You see Kurt Rambus not too far away from him in the last, we saw karema's I can't really remember. I remember how was asking questions he filled in for Del Harris back in a believe. It was nine hundred ninety nine and he was so offline Laker coach that they were placing with Phil Jackson. So that's his big claim to fame here. Is that he got into higher? Phil jackson. He was terrible coaching Minnesota did terribly in New York. I don't understand at own. Get accept the fact that he's married to Lynda Rambus, and she's a shadow owner to me. That's simple. So it's the friend, friends and family. That's what they're on Bill. You've been so many conferences over the years, new coach Kaz introduce. But like Frank Vogel is a big boy. He's making millions for this. He knows what he himself into. He knew that today was going to be about Magic Johnson and Pelinka I applaud Vogel, and I'm sure dealing hand is gonna write about this. He was the one guy to see one affected by everything you seem positive. I don't know if it's gonna work, but it was up trying to convince himself and convince us that everything was okay. He was a guy on the drowning feary boat going down in flames saying, it's okay, it's okay. We're gonna make it to the shore, and then Frank Vogel, recognize great television or Hernandez. Terrible television says he watches you on ESPN. How you doing much? Around the horn, and PTI DVR every day, and it's nice to see awful tasting television. Yeah, I guess you could say that. Yeah. Netflix. It's movement. That was the only watches around where PTI that's just because he didn't have time to say he really when Yeli time which I hope he does he's going to get to know you, I liked the impression that we'll give to us in Orlando. Indiana, he knows these games himself into, but you said at the positivity at least he knows, hey, I gotta talk to you again. He was kind of laughing at the whole thing. It seemed like and even when Jason Kidd dealing hand is asking what's it like everybody already knows your successor is going to be, and he answered it very good. He said, every MBA bench everybody every coach knows that their success was sitting right next to him. So agent. What a day with organization just me think it can get any crazier. It does or you know, it will. She always. Thank you, love you around the horn and PTI. I take all the ESPN you do. Okay. Well, thanks. I really don't do any of those, but okay, we are standing in, I think a storage room, we don't wanna go to the media room because all the other writers, are actually writing, and we don't want to interrupt them and they're taking down the banner the dice the chairs. It's all gone. Now. What's left is the Lakers practice standing next to Dylan Hernandez Dylan, of course you and I would end up in the storage been the last interview gonna do today, Dilling you're interesting, you always with the different angle. I can't believe you asked this to Frank Vogel. This is supposed to be introductory press conference, kind of turned into we'd like referendum on the entire different. Yeah. Definitely different than expected, and different than I've ever been a part of, but I understand the line of questioning, you know, in light of the events of this morning. So he just roll with the punches deal. Of course. I mean sea elephant in the room. It's the fact that Magic Johnson goes on ESPN, and he talks about the way the Lakers organization it was run. While he was there as president Betham operations. He steps down. It's other stuff and Vogel is just. Hey dylan. Nice to meet you. Yeah. You know. I mean, he showed that he can kinda roll with the punches. Right. I mean, that's it's going to be a very important skill here. Suming things kind of turn around, you know, my kind of question I guess, though is right? Trying to convince during the actual formal part of the news conference, kind of trying to convince everybody like, hey, we have a positive situation, here, he did come up with positive, and you can write. Well, but it's like one thing I mean, did you buy it? We'll even when you said there's a lot of outside noise of the people who don't know what's going on. The organization thinking you've only been here week, maybe like you really don't know. Yeah. Well, and the thing is like it's easy to. Help people to ignore that, right? It's a whole different thing to actually practice that I mean they were talking about that this past year. And look what happened in the wake of the whole Anthony Davis thing. I mean the team fell apart. Right. So it's one thing to say it's a whole different thing to practice that and my question again is like today, I really felt that like this was the beginning of his sales pitch to his team. Right. We have a lot of positive things going on. This is a message. He's going to give to them when they open training camp. That's said I thought he had trouble convincing a roofless sports writers. That was the case, I didn't by I assume you did it did. He come off his golly. Gee, I t you know, I mean, I think it's calculated because then we got into the scrums situation right? And where I could speak to him pretty directly in I asked him obviously about how his introductory press conference turned into this referendum on the franchise about Jason Kidd being on the staff and people think he's gonna take over it. Let's hear what you told him about Jason Kidd joining the staff, and interesting answer any discomfort. In kind of the media having already appointed him your successor. No. Again, I'm very good at blocking out noise been around his business a long time. And really don't give that a second thought you can say that about every coach in the league about their assistant coaches. It happens from time. I believe if you treat people with the right respect and do the job at the highest level, build an environment of positivity and collaboration that you can't worry about that stuff. You can't worry about looking over your shoulder. You got to worry about getting good, damn coaches. And you know that's how I feel about this higher. I think what we see they're right is kind of this. Okay. That's not a friendly warm question by any means to force laughter on his part. Right. He's playing apart here. He knows that this is going to happen. And honestly, like my thing was okay when you ask this guy something uncomfortable, how's he going to react as much of a people person as Lou quals, there was something a little bit awkward about him when you get pointing questions like that this guy's handling this a little bit better? We'll go was under Rick Pitino at Kentucky was one of the student managers went to Boston with him. So he's coach. Orlando is coaching. He has more Kuching experience dealing with the media, but he's never dealt with any. No. I mean, I think it's one thing to let slide off your back. Now, the next question is, can you convince the players of this, fundamental message that you have, and that to me is going to be the tough sell Dylan knowing over while we were around some bad dodger teams bad dodger ownership? It just maybe you're the curse, maybe that you show up team, which is going to function before you became a columnist Lakers rolling out the Rams. Would you do to them? They've got to the Super Bowl. Their NFC champ through. Yeah fee. They lost on a serious note, though. Your job as a columnist is to get people to think, but when you have an organization that right now it seems like there's too many people with the pinions. That's not a good sign. No starts at the top. It actually reminds me, a lot of the way the Frank McCord front office was described to me where he would solicit input from like so many different people and all of a sudden kind of the existing power structure got ignored, right. And people were trying to kind of go above their bosses. Head to go directly to mcchord in hopes of currying favor. And impounding themselves again, it always starts these organizations. I'm sorry, but it always starts at the top, and it takes a certain type of intelligence, and this isn't to say Cheney buses an intelligent, but it's because type of intelligence, I think to choose the right person to run a business for you in a field that's outside of your expertise. Right. Certain people have that gift obviously, the old man had it, right. I mean, he knew that Jerry was guy to do this. There's no evidence here that the bus family, anybody involved right now has that ability. So are you gonna show today for Frank Vogel's? Yeah. No matter what I was. Yeah. We showed up because the magic in Lincoln news. Oh, really well? I mean you look, here's the thing with the Lakers new cycle. It doesn't stop. No, it really doesn't. You know, this will overshadow whatever happens, I think is crucial pitching today or tomorrow or something, right? 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Canelo-Jacobs Fight Week - Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tevin Farmer (Las Vegas)

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Canelo-Jacobs Fight Week - Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tevin Farmer (Las Vegas)

"The arrive early legally podcast on the row, we are still in Las Vegas Ganal Jacobs. Cannella Alvarez will go at it Saturday night at the T mobile arena. You can watch that fight on the design after download an app, and you watch boxing. It is two thousand nineteen you can read all the stories in the LA times printed vision online. But it's also like I said two thousand nineteen you can hear the stories on the podcast. Today's podcast is pretty cool. We're going to speak with Oscar de LA Hoya, the golden boy himself and also Sugar Ray of Leonard. That's right. Arash Markazi lands plug. My are Dylan Hernandez ASTA by getting ready for Saturday night's main between camello and Daniel Jacobs. I am your host bet. The duran. Welcome to the arrive early. Leave me podcast. It's Friday may third. Oscar, the lawyer will will let Oscar, you know, before we start the potty has reading the time. We appreciate it. Do you? Remember, the first time you're in the LA times. I must have been like twelve twelve. Yeah. Would you do I think I want the golden gloves or some local tournament in LA? But it was maybe not even like a word of five letters. It was just like KO OD like they put asking they went. You didn't you cut that out? You're looking at the sports section, and we have a huge coming out on Friday in English and Spanish tissue back to when you're young. It doesn't matter where you're at Oscar. You'll always remember the little things like coming out in the paper the first half when you came back from Barcelona your hometown paper gives you that extra special feeling, right? It does. I remember coming back from the Olympics and being on the front cover of the LA times with that gold medal. I still have many copies of those, and it's special it's special it site that stamp of approval, you know, like you've made it, you know, you're in the Elliott times, and you've made it. So it's pretty cool. It's nice to see our prospect verge Ortiz featured on the papers, pretty cool. Yeah. Lands. Plug Meyer wrote the story about Virgil Ortiz and lances sitting down with us right now. Why Virgil he's Attala? I mean, there's no doubt about it. He trains and riverside. So he's somewhat of a local not quite like Oscar, but you know, he's been elevated as co main event position. I think a lot of people are going to be watching this card, and so we need to let our readers know, what this guy's all about what it's all about. And where disguise going to go from here. The unique fight in the sense that you've been talking for a while pay per view is dead. And I teach a class at USC, my students don't have cable, my students satellite. They have their phone. They have their computer. And they're not the kind of fans who would pay sixty five fifty nine ninety nine ninety nine talk about how this will bring in a younger fan base. Who would not have normally paid sixty five ninety nine for a fight? Well, that's exactly what the zone is banking on. I go back to the days when we used to watch wide world of sports. Oh, I mean sugary Leonard fought there utilize. Yeah. I why we're how believable hot all e also fought on free TV, and then comes this pay per view. Now, you have to pay to watch a big fight and people are like, wow. I mean, we have to get used to this. And eventually people got used to it. And so now comes this digital platform this day age where kids don't wanna pay fifty sixty seventy dollars. And they wanna watch it on their phone. So here comes does own does own net. Flicks. You know, people don't want to be told what to watch when to watch on where to watch. It's always on the go. I wanna see it. Now, I wanna see while I'm walking to the store, whether I'm in my kitchen, whatever. And so the zone is banking on on the future design is banking on the now a lot of people are cutting the cord, I believe is always on to something really good here. They're spending a lot of money. But if you take a look at what net fixed did, and I believe net flicks is still losing money after billions and billions of dollars in revenue, but I believe this long term vision is going to work for them relatively soon. And that the thing that I've been struck by all week just covering this fight and spending a lot of attention talking about does own what they're doing is the complete confidence like Oscar just displayed right there in that. This is the way things are going. This is the way it is. There's full confidence is going to succeed that the Cannella fight is going to bring in a massive amount of subscribers the head of design. John skipper, basically indicated to me that they want the number to be excessive. One million while by the time that naughty Lofton fights on June eighth. But the biggest fight that is going to bring in the most subscribers is going to be Saturday night's fight. So even though, you know, everything kind of precarious, and they're waiting for those numbers to hit Oscar, you're exactly like everyone else full confidence that everyone is going to be buying into this of mellow bream mckrill religious about Daniel Jacobs. Great story, but people are flying in from Mexico right now just for Cannella plan. Their holidays around a canal Oscar when you signed him back when you had him Cavs zone when he was young teenager. Did you envision him getting to this level? I mean, you always sign people because you wanna the chance, but right like this with the Bugatti yet. Right. There's a jewel hidden gem dug into the ground somewhere, and you have to find that you have to search for you have to strategically plan the rounded, and we knew when I saw him when I saw his red headed Mexican. And when I saw him fight you put two into together. And you have ten Cannella is the guy who you either have it or you don't and he's one of those rare fighters that come every twenty years, and it so happened that we were able to discover him at the right time at the right place. And so I I did envision this. I did always feel that Cannella can become something greats. I mean, he's exceeded all expectations. But I always felt that he can be a big superstar in the sport this story. I wrote for Friday's special section was charges had a couple of Cinco de Maya weekend fights. But you are really the first one back in two thousand three. That's when it becomes something that like every year, we know some good Maya weekend. There's going to become a fight. When you first did that did you envision that? This would be a hot. Holiday that. No matter what on the boxing calendar. There's gonna be a big fight this week. Absolutely. Absolutely. And we want to create more life that September sixteen as well as big big major holiday for boxing for Las Vegas people. Expect big major fights on those dates, and you know, we wanna we wanna try and put together in the vents for fourth of July. We want to start that we want to find the right talent. You know, when we discovered Ryan Garcia when I was watching him on my Instagram. Nobody knew who he was I believe he was like one in old to know is finance one. Yeah. He was fighting in Tijuana. I believe he had like eight nine fight Tijuana. And because because he was too young to fight here in the states. And so when we discovered him, you know, I am vision these things happening with a Ryan Garcia because Orion Garcia, for instance, I can possibly make this happen in fourth of July because he's from here of Mexican descent, but he's from here, you know, so you can create something around him here in the US. So I. I here like Apollo creed. In rocky American flag and everything else. It's actually why not. So, you know, with the Irish we have this Irish fighter who were trying to do some nice events around him at Quigley, Irish and Quigley. And so for Saint Patrick's Day may do a big event you're gonna Ryan he's walking. So this is breaking news, by the way, you bring in Ryan to July fourth. There's something about that. Right. You're with your friends your with your family, you're doing hotdogs hamburgers barbecue. And you've got the fight going. I just like a great combo. That's why going. On. But honestly, an Oscar we've talked about this a little bit before does own deal allows you. I mean, you talking about this eye for talent that you have in. It is special. It's separate you from the other promoters, who are mostly businessmen. Right. So did his own deal allows you to really maximize. What that I can see and your ability to go out and land this talent. Right. It does it allows us to travel all over the world if we want we can go across the pond, then stage in the vent their everyone. We can go fly to Mexico and finally stage event for canal in Mexico. If you if so we can go to New York, we can go anywhere in Texas. The zone has given us the freedom really to stage the biggest events possible. And obviously drive the subs to zone and hopefully discover the next big stars as Saturday night on the design AB t mobile Rena expected, sell, of course, it goes. Expected but it's going to sell out come on here. We have probably about a little less than the POWs tickets, which means they're going to be on the walkup is easy. So Cannella Daniel Jacobs, and we talked about this yesterday on the golden boy Facebook show, how Cannella will find anybody anywhere. Just go for his legacy. That's something that you said as a promoter makes it easy for you. And you love that. Could you have the same attitude as a fighter I try to make the best fights possible with what I'm working with what it makes it easy when you have a fighter like canal canal. Oh, you know, he wants to face the toughest challenges, and I sometimes have to slow him down after this all fighters are knocking on his door already. Whether it's Dimitrius on dry d whether it's triple g again, whether it's moving up to light heavyweight and fighting cove enough. Wow. You know, I mean, that's. But that's how ambitious he is. We're pretty lucky to have fighter like camello because in today's day and age these fighters don't wanna take challenges. They don't want to take the risk or seeing them heavyweight division. Just make the fights make the fights happen. Just make them cheeses difficult kind of a fan. Because I am a fan, and I'm being an ex fighter and and being a promoter. But it's like this heavyweight fight with Joshua possible. Ortiz fight just make the fight happen. You're gonna make the most money ever in your career and you pass and you turned it down. Why? It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. So I mean, I don't know what these guys are thinking. I have no idea. No clue. I mean, maybe somebody's just advising in the wrong way. But or tease, for instance, passed up on a huge opportunity huge that he'll never ever see again. Let me ask you this. You are retired. But are there moments retired from what well retired? You're in great shape are there moments during fight week. Whether it's the grand arrival or the way in or when they face off in the ring like their moments, you're like, oh, just one one more time just one more day every single day in my life, really every single post videos on Instagram when you're working out every single day of my life. I love the sport. I love boxing. I love what I do. And that's why I love defending it so much because boxing gave me everything did since I was five years old six years old. It gave me everything literally. So I wanna try and take care of it. I want to try and grow it. You know, I'm gonna defended forever. So when I'm sitting ringside on Saturday night watching and Cannella all be thinking to myself. I can I can take. Yeah. I would have done this. Yeah. Oscar, we appreciate it. They can take down memory lane. When you're twelve years old. We're going to find that editor who should have put off. And this. Saturday night does own Cannella and Daniel Jacobs going at it for the t mobile Rena inside the media center at the rand Dylan Hernandez lands pug Meyer now joined by the legendary special treat them sit down with us Sugar Ray, Leonard sugar how you feel in right now fight week looking at you guys. I'm a bit intimidating intimidating. No now, it's intimidating for me to sit here Gaza buffed up and. Sports writers and people were they have shape. Maybe this week. The Daniel Jacobs can Alvarez going at it. When you look at it in the middleweight division, a lot of belts on the line. You've ever get that sense of man if I was younger right now. Yeah. Every now, and then I get that field that intensity. If I wish I was around air, but I've done my share. I've fought some of the best guys out there and I'm excited like the fans are excited about this fight come to fruition. Are you glad though that you are in the air that you were in. I mean, let's be honest the competition. I don't think it's quite what you used to face. I mean, they're kind of made you. Legacy who you are now without question. I mean, fighting the Durand's and Tommy Hearns Hagler Benitez goes on and on. There was so much talent. But there's telling today what bothers me the most about boxing is the fact that N wants to be a champ this and that and that's great. But to say, you're the best you're the fight the best. Now, though knows that. I mean, I think one of the great things about your was there are a lot of guys at around the same weight. They were all really good, and you guys could all kind of fight each other. Whereas now, it seems like Mike Garcia really to kind of look for that challenge. Right. He had to go up two weight classes spot a guy some weight some inches. Kerris Crawford or eighties price should be at one forty. He's ready gone up to forty seven. I mean, I think he's still the best guy there. But you know, he's going to eventually have to kind of give up wait and or inches to kind of find that challenge. Whereas I think in your guys era, you could just kind of be where you were in prove your great there. Well, because going up one way class, it's okay, it's tough. But it's okay. But going up to classes, and three classes, that's when it really becomes a factor. One question that I have for you. And I spoke to Andre ward about this a couple of years ago when he was preparing to fight Sergei Kovalev, you know, and I think it kind of pertains to this fight to because gay new Jacobs has a tremendous Baxter yet. A lot of America doesn't know years and one thing war tonight talked about a couple years ago was kind of the difficulty. Maybe. Of marketing African American fighters nowadays, especially in this era of Olympic boxing, no longer being shown on time anymore, right? Because you were able to come in to the pro ranked say, you know, as an Olympic hero, whereas guy like Andre ward. Like, nobody saw win that gold medal. And in a sport that now the viewing demographic is heavily Latino, it feels almost like what we saw with may whether that if you don't play the heel, if you're an African American fighters really kind of tough to sell and I'll just kind of wondering European how do you fix that situation? Because I think it's unfortunate that again, a guy like Terence Crawford at least in my book is conference on the number one guy again, not widely known Daniel Jacobs here, not widely known guy. And I think you're kind of seeing it in the buzz of his final. What can you do to remedy that situation? You think well, that's a major thing that needs to take place because when I was coming up that was free network. You know, those NBC CBS ABC HBO is all these platforms. So I have the exposure the national TV exposure, that's not the. In the case today in a lot of fighters, they kind of miss out. But once they are able to surprise upset a major champion. It's hard for them to that level. And the other thing that you did sugar. In addition to the Olympic heroism is that you know, you took all these guys you went into Duran Tommy Hearns at his peak and accomplish what you did any reasons for fighting Hagler were only based on an injury, not based on being hesitant about letting the fight marinate or anything that too. So that attitude on top of that also has to be played doesn't it? I don't think that's a black or white issue. I'm just saying. Yeah. She's just just what it is. I mean, I wanted to be the best. So to be the best the fight the best, and I came up in the narrow whereas that like you mentioned Roberto Duran Tommy Hearns mob Manhattan, believable goes on. And I was willing to take on these guys boxing is Boxing Day. No way is bigger than ever especially financially. But for me, I fought a certain way, I went against tough opponents oppositions, and what have you boxing, these fixes going three wrist of opponents? They're just kinda thought like man that guy was scary. Very scary. We scared it all going into scared as necessarily the right word because I know that violence is kind of part of what you guys. Durant was crazy local. No. But the rain was he taught me about the power of the mind. The mental stability he took down my game plan. So he showed me that boxes. More than just physical mental is psychological scripture. Same thing with Tommy hers. Tommy, knockout Powell both hands Markle's. Geraldo, the list goes on Willie Rodriguez who's my second professional fight hurt me, so bad. I mean, I remember these fights vividly. I could smell the breath Durant right now. When you were finding Hearns, obviously. Right. It started off one way. And then right after you heard him, he kind of becomes the boxer. Then you had to kind of go in to win the fight. How do you kind of make that conversation with yourself? I guess what you're saying. Because obviously at the beginning of the fight you were boxing. Let me stay away from his power, right? How do you have that conversation with yourself saying, you know, what I need to go through that fire that was really trying to avoid early on my train, liangelo Dundee. He said you'll blow on his he he had the perfect sound by the right thing at the right time, and it was up to me, and that'll shoe seconds to get up and go for it, and you know, destroy punches dominate, and I did just that. That's when you call upon to be great best that precise moment, you say can I get back to you? You can't say that deal thing. And that's what happened. Let me go back. Let me go back in time. Okay. Yeah. But those moments took place with me and number of Mohammed Ali who's my dear friend, and my mentor idol he said rate when I fought Joe Frazier. The third time was like the closest thing death. And I looked at him like he was crazy. So I'd spirit that I was able to experience it with Durant especially drain one. And the Tommy Hearns I fight again, Marcus, Geraldo, Marvin Hagler, I felt that moment. And that's when you know that you up again. I want to ask you real quick because I had an interesting conversation or we all did last week with Oscar over lunch. And he said when the fight ends, you know, whether you've won or lost. Absolutely, okay. Also say that. Okay. So I wanted to hear from you the Hagler fight. How did you feel when that final bell rang? I didn't care they moment. What happens does know if you want a loss going the distance was victory, right? At that point. 'cause they say and now the new got it. But you know, again, what was that like for you can't describe it's it's that moment you just looked up right now. Like, you took yourself bear. I did. I did. I look I mean, he'll even overhearing. I just see two of you. It's amazing. And that's what fighters for the most part missed. That's what I miss I retire. I missed that moment is nothing like you beat the odds. But again getting back to your questions back that I felt that I want. But if they said Hagler, it'd been okay, I know, you moved obviously a lot in that fight. But it seemed like right at once around you would actually stop your feet and flurry and stuff and kind of exchange with him. And again, kind of getting back to that whole thing about fear every time I watch that fight almost like this tough guy. Like, how do you again? Just kind of push it to the side or over commenter coil graph, my fights, I really map them out tapes visualize them before you're in the real without question. And the thing with Hagler we had a number of press compasses and the last thing I will sell plan ac- SO. You know, what this is such a shame. You guys look at hackers being slugger. This has better box. Then you give him credit for and the last thing he said at the last press conference was you know, what I mail box Ray? If you go back and watch the fight modern came out as a altered docs, fight. They didn't come out south pole that gave me a minute to to count regain give bicycle I didn't think I had what I used to have. But the min- through Jesse. Back. Chair. Back in two days. But again, finding Hagler all people, and I hit him still works jab still works it still works now. Wanted to know to how good was Durant like from a technical level. Because I think one of the things he's criminally underrated defensive fighter his balance always kinda seem. But he was always in a position of punch, obviously didn't have your reflexes yet. He kind of seemed to have like. Seems like even like a lot of the things that may whether did going backwards. He could do except while advanced Durant was never given credit to be a boxer Durant was a bet of box of them given credit for no question about that his hands be his nasty. Ran was so quick and get inside. And they call them models. API has stall I say who else in this ring, I looked around. I mean Durant was hitting and hurting me I couldn't believe because he's such a he was a small of the two, but he still hit like a brick. Did you ever did a couple of years ago, the thirty third where you went back to go talk to him about that in again, it wasn't really an answer. There. What have you kind of made? After all these years kind of made sense of what happened on that night. He did this. What does this mean waving the hand done? What does that mean a blackjack dealer done? But the ran was frustrated by movement because the first I I was stationed there, and I did the little the one two punch chin out. Duran. I love a brutal maybe a better fire than I was when I first four degree last wish we're gonna have for you. We're gonna take you back you've been going away. What was the first time you ever in the newspaper where you saw your name? Jesus Christ best the LA times, we ask you. I'm sixty I'll be six three in few days weeks. That's incredible. Remember, the first time you saw your name paper or anything like that? Yet. Washington Post's hours twenty years old house the first time. Yeah. One of the first time Olympics. Okay. Seventy six, but that was I was on the cover your on the cover the Washington, four hours the Prowse little guy around. Great shape. You look like you could still fight. Yeah. He he's throwing these next. Spiting wine. You know what? This is incredible fight canal Jacobs. Someone say fifty fifty I would say the same thing. Because I mean, they both bring a lot into the Ray they both just look like they're ready and I've seen canal. Oh, he gets better. Every fight Jacobs. Always liked him from day one. Don't bet your house Sugar Ray. Much hit anybody right now. Andrew fight week. I got a busy schedule. I'm actually leaving the media center at the MGM because I'm working the golden boy fight at the hard rock hotel that are available on Facebook. And they're telling me that Tevin farmer is on his way. I wanna stay tuned. Former champ at hundred thirty pounds. You know, I gotta go. I'm gonna let arosh and Dylan handle this interview. All right. We're joined right now by Tevin farmer say you are must see like any press conference. Anything? Can you explain? I mean when they said Tevin farmers. I gotta sit down and talk with this man about what happened blew up Twitter, everyone who didn't go to that press conference regretted it because that was the highlight of the weekend far going through. Yes. Down by blowing their tip, and this has been a pretty tame by weekend. No one's trash about each other. Everyone has a lot of respect for one another. But everyone wants to see a fight between two guys who are not going to find on Saturday. Explain what happened put a pass month. He's calling me out. But not only calling me out. He's this respectable respect things. You know? So I'm doing interview he tell the interviewer telling me like you do on my where he is. So I looked over see. All right. Well, I'm gonna go out at him. So Gobert Iran down on, you know, he's try to be my friend of what's up ten shake my hand. I'm like, no. You say Miami donate like been disrespectful. So I'll feel like what you do or you gotta live it in real life. You can't be acting tough or social media. Then when you see a relief, you don't keep this entity. And that's what hap- I Iran down on them. And that's what it was. He he smoke. Now. Here's the thing though. You're the guy with the belt. Right. If you guys fight you're kind of offering him something. Yeah. Absolutely. Why take the bait though? Is that like he called me out? He's disrespecting if someone bit vote to y'all going back and forth. We you see if you've got to confront as a man. That's what it is. You have to like, you ain't going. This is spec. Me social media. Not see you and let you walk by like, no, I'm going to go Holly. So is that the guy you want next? He not getting let them starve nobody gave me a shot when I was down to now, I was seven four one nobody giving opportunity every time. I wanted to find the big named. They always say well. Are you you started your career? I believe to two in one right after. Find out. How did you kind of get things will change after that was about trainings death onto a manager or promoter? Only sixty I need nothing about the box of business. I was learning on the job eggplant for losses. Finally, click like, yo you got a a move from Philadelphia. Moving dirty. I had got a managers of front of the family. I don't have them now. But at the time of the family he wanted to help me he has the resources the money. I swat team. I just start eating right and start doing everything. Probably and says history. That's actually surprised to hear you descend from boxing. Royalty. Right. Yeah. So Joe Gans. Yeah. Is your great. Uncle is correct. Great great. Yeah. Great. Great uncle, I was into boxing tonight eighteen okay about it. I was just a regular kid playing football basketball w will wash sport a box. So for the people that don't know Joe Gans, arguably the one of the greatest light weights of all time, probably you look at the modern era. Be duran. I believe the first African American right to. So you know, had significance that went beyond the boxing ring. Even despite all that history. You weren't into the sport at all. I mean, did you were you? Were you aware that I didn't find that out later, and there was still no? No. I wanted to meet my own name in boxing, anti made a good name. Then I started putting it out there. It's a little bit like that creed movie. Right. He didn't want to be associated with this kind of wanted to see. Yeah. He kind of did the same thing. He he at the beginning. He was trying to hide it because he wanted to make his own name down. Yeah. So obviously next week in Tucson is a big big fight at your way class for shelter. And Vargas, how do you see that fight in? The would you be interested in taking on the winter? There is going win. The fight a bargain is on the way out, you know, still young and strong big different. We got a guy out. No older. Yeah. Do you at some point you looking up at all way know, because obviously one way class mckrill won't put his oh, really? Okay. Terms. I'm not because someone caught miata add higher we or right because you look like you're carrying the weight pretty comfortably. Okay. All right. So you walking around at that. I'm a move ready. You know, I'm not gonna be forced to move up a flight. I'm ready enough. Like I'd be enough thirty or made enough money. What have affiliated Tom? I'm gonna decided. And even like, you know, you talked about the way your career started. But even like winning the title was kind of an ordeal, right? Where you the first title challenge lose a split decision guy tests positive how much of that piss you off just it was crazy. No. But you gotta focus. You know was for you for you. And that's what it is. What do you feel like when you get that news though, that hey, I was like, wow. I gotta take Jay's. All right. I think and I'm like, wow. I got a second chance. I got the opportunity. I can't on. Then you have to go to Australia to fight Billy Gibbs in his hometown hometown. Still everything's still stacked against me. Right there blow him out shut him. Now. He's just four knockout IBM, Australia, October, stop this guy date tennis. He wants stop me. Then I go fight a second IBM December on Coleman event. Canelo. Come back and fight on March dominate Giancarlo undefeated fighter going back in July. So what kind of the big dream fight for you. If you could put together any fight, and I'm gonna really beat the odds, again, what fight is that for you. I'm like, no more is to be I died. I mean, I will be career. I love eighty about fire big big name. But our as no more is the be beat. The biggest is already. I was seven four one. No one laws in boxing, you're done and is in the recent era. One loss in boxing. You're done. I have four damn straight. Yeah. I have four asked Oba became the world tour is out of a fight. I going hill the first round four nine ten rounds. Wooded a Mexican somebody tough is still win. You didn't decisions then like two months later shot in the head that say, I would no box again four. Can you Joe gala three months later after that? Hey, you got shot you fought three months later. It was what happened isn't that talk about right now. July twenty nine base the August afford December. My hey, wasn't hill at all. But you know, opportunity, I turn them. You know, I had to go do the best. I could I went out. There was hand and still be them. And that's your lead handwrite. So no, no jams. They'll still be to right would stay and then gear up. It did steroids later and then get our unity defining dryer. Like like, this is crazy. Yeah. That was a movie it almost two ridiculous is a lot stand to be in my situation in boxing. I it'd been over for how do you see the fight on Saturday Jacobs canot almost before the best man will win the best man will win. I mean, I think it is enough predictions given out, you know, we only two days, and you don't think they'll bring back the judges from that Ogawa fight. Oh my goodness. Oh, no must be going. Oh, no. Actually, you know, the judges are the judges from the second Cannella Gluskin fight. Yeah. Did you think? So you my take on this. You get a jaw in the close fight. Right. The first fire, right? Then you fight the guy get so prior to that the first fight is all Cannella rank another ran this is that he was day, ROY, right? Yes. There ROY z ran they you come back and fight him. The second time you stand in front of you look better than you did the first time you make him run. So to go for four or five he come push for you get draw. So you can plan Cannella running all ran just third. So now, you come and get a fighter a small fighter that move. Love. It waiting fights you push a you back and being you like hockey, you give them the fight. Like just don't make sense. Honestly, I scored both fights for the boxer. I I actually gave the first second second. A draw wasn't bad. But the second town that'll dominated dominated. And what would they see he dominated dizzy, don't watch boxing, more domination, Connecticut, fancy looked stronger than Wade better than he did the first time way better. And like I said we got a four or five. They're gonna only punch will you go back to fight Wookey. You really weren't going. All you can do we got an flooded. Like, tell them former Colonel Floyd we switched our game plan multiple times. But we could do a lot of different things. And that's why I'm arguing pick a boxer puncher not only that you can make something out of a fairly Monday press conference. So as loon. Listening to this bother me or Instagram and Twitter at ten former twenty two T V, I N F A R M E R twenty two. And when they go subscribe to my YouTube channel might you? Detain basely is about ten former outside of boxing. I'm a very private person. I really don't post about my life or social media only most of boxing. I'm just starting the post things nine boxes. Do get to see all types of stuff, you know, boxing pranks challenges. All this me as a person family, man. So subscribes to the life is former he as a seven former you'll be crazy. All right. Well, thank you so much really getting to know you. Thank you pretty cool to hear some boxing hall of famers, some big Matarese people that have created so many memories for fight fans, and what's gonna go on on Friday in Las Vegas the way in at T mobile arena. Okay. What's the way in? 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Vasiliy Lomachenko (Pugmire, Hernandez)

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Vasiliy Lomachenko (Pugmire, Hernandez)

"Tonight at Staples Center. Ukrainian star the silly Loma chanko the unified lightweight champ. Who's one titled in three different weight? Classes puts his belts on the line. It's tough Brit at the Rolla Loma promoted by top rank and while Eram who raised about the two-time Olympic medals who now trains in southern California. The fight isn't staple center. Loma brings a crowd wanna see him. But who is our boxing and enemy writer. That's my set down a little chanko. And you're also gonna hear the voice of Dylan Hernandez columnist for the time and Dylan's to say get very opinionated about Wasi. It Friday April twelve under host of the grand. And you're listening to the rivarlry league podcast. Here's the silly Loma chanko with let's put Meyer and Dylan Hernandez facility. Thank you so much for joining us today. Big fight coming up Friday night staple center. Against Englishman, Anthony Krolo. What do you make of this matchup? Why is he a tough assignment for you know, he he's mandatory. So I have choice. Defied to draw for my next step for my to my next goal and if gate to Tiso, so he he was a two-time so change down. I think it's will be very interesting experienced opponent. Right. One of your one of your marks -perienced opponents that you've ever taken on. I think no, I think Leonardo was more experience and more. Never seen him and the real life. So I don't know for you on this is an opportunity. I mean, you have previously stubhub center in Carson now called dignity health sports, part you have previously five Microsoft theatre here in Los Angeles. And now you're moving up to the big stage of staple center. What does that mean to you all exits than this professional career there want to make his ambition in began ah? So Staples of very big and history place for me. It's very important because I won't be. He's totally stabilize that will this history. So it's very important. That's great. You know, the Los Angeles fans have seen your skills on display, and you've been very strong effective in those fights. When you think about the fighting Carson, Gary Russell junior who I believe has only lost to you. Then you went to Microsoft, and you Mario go. A distinguished opponent. And you were very strong in that that was during your string of four consecutive fights in which you've forced your opponents to quit on their stool. So like, how has your boxing ability elevated to the point that you are are on this bigger stage now staple center, or is it just more of the same. Loma. I think I now I have more experience. Now, grow up like a professional boxer like in my, sir. So now, I think you will see like, maybe you, and you better than it was sure, but I had very be rest, and I rest time how here so often this rest, I was fined Rossa so. And that moment my shoulder was not very good now Elson hotted percent. But now, I I'm on the hundred percents just feel tight this wilder. No, I didn't use my right hoop. And you're in oh fights recipes. Rossa I use on new bunches. Was a comfortable for me. You know, I was going to ask you about the Lanark by because you got knocked down in that was more of that related to the fact that you were only fighting with one arm really or was it maybe some discomfort with moving up in weight. What was the bigger issue that led to you getting knocked down in that fight? No. It was not the problem shoulder. I think deal is Donna, and I understand what I need to do. And I think I finish this fiber optic couple of rounds and relaxing about that. There is something to be said about moving up in weight. I mean, there is an adjustment that needs to take place. Do you feel fully comfortable at one hundred thirty five pounds? Now, of course, Roze guys Viga than men my regular weight today. I have wait want day seven. And you know, my weight is my vote for me. It's one one if you see fights. And if you see our sizes my Barnum, my blunts bigger than me, his reach biggess. So how do you know when you're going to be at your best? I mean, you have to look a little bit at your opponent. Don't you say like, okay. I know this guy's a little bit naturally bigger. And he's going to present some problems to me because of that. So we have a limit wanted to five I go and this way with losses. So I don't think about this in all we have we have a weight rating, they every opponents. Hever saying roles. So I think about this. I just do my job. I just do. My my box in the Rian Ganz. I have a goal heavy. So that's why I go up this week classes, and I understand I know that part of that dream is Mikey Garcia. And that's kinda why asking you this because Mike Garcia was very confident that he was going to be able to handle moving up in weight to one forty seven. And yet, I think when we all see that fight. We see what moving up in weight did to him. It was to his disadvantage to take that fight. So now that Mikey has fought at one forty seven. Do you think that that size difference? Even though he will have to make one hundred thirty five pounds. Like you said on the way in day. Do you think that that is has that made you kind of reconsidered that fight as maybe something that is to your disadvantage? Now, you know, I think he can't make wait wanted to five. Now, I think, but I won't this fi. Then I won't visit mighty but not in one four. Now because the watch for me, if he, but he's still champion wanted defy all you leave a belt and five with me. All you, get the title and to go next to losses. What would mean? More to you to have all four belts in the one hundred thirty five pound division. His that's what you want. What you want is what you want most. Or do you still want Mikey Garcia most? Which one do you want more? I want to be in the history. So. I won't to big names. I won't big challenge. But in incidents, not me. I I'm ready for anybody. But I wanna find his Doubtfire tabs when when you talk about making history of do you ever think about how you come around? I don't know fifteen years ago. Right. He look at the, you know, one twenty six hundred thirty pounds of visions Barreira Abed, Morales Marquez pack. You other bunch of guys over there. Do you ever kind of think back? That's too bad. I didn't you know was born a little bit earlier. I think about this and think this in every everybody has. Swell. Yeah. Every everybody has own error. So now knowledge our era. It was a they are. So it's seems like right now for the great fighters to prove how good you guys are seems like almost like you need to move up. Right. I mean, I think Mikey kinda felt that he felt like he had move to get Mikey. You're gonna probably have to move up. Crawford's fighting against figured is right now to you don't find that fortunate. And I'm, but but nobody nobody organize fights and one way to Uson with grow for Mike, and WalMart, we can do this. No, you have the opportunity here. I know this is a big tart for ESPN because it marks the one year anniversary of their ESPN plus app that is as very big deal. But I know we've talked before you definitely want to be a pay per view fighter. How patient are you being with the process that you still don't have a pay per view headline under your belt at this point your career is defense events opponent on it? Some some fighter some the. Who were famous and the in the world. So. I could do you see that opponent? I mean, if if you think you may think Mike these forbid right think it's gonna be my gear or Giran today is oh, yeah. He wants to fight you. Yeah. Can you help tell your promoter? Bob Arum, break down the walls and make that fight between his company and PBC. It's it's not make sense. Because in all his it big big later in this business. He understand that he knows how can hit him do. So it's not not. Nisa bribe them, but more little Kabila's not even for life for my sight to tell my promoter. What to do to do promoter knows what he's an hour. You trust him to get it done. Yeah. Yeah. He knows my goal. So he hit dried to do big FIS for me. So it's a business. Big business. We've spoken about this before. But I think it's very interesting year friendship with usage all Denver USA, who's the unified cruiserweight champion now moving to wait and allies goes to who just defended his light heavyweight champion all undefeated fighters. What does that bond that friendship circle mean to you? And how's it helped your career? I think we we went to each other. That's why won't be understood all champ on because my friends I seek has a full titles. And that's why I want to be too. The one other like it. Then then somebody, you know, I started early boxing and the high level. I started on the second profile. I was chosen for champion. So he his liking. He he has a dance eleven's fights all titles. So I want to be in dispute coaching is there a friendly competition between you because I know you can say I've got two Olympic gold medals, and I've won world titles in three different weight. Classes isn't that better than sweeping the cruiserweight division? No. No. What is done and winning all our belts is better than what you've done in your career? Here is my friends when you look back now is there any party that which is maybe temperature earlier. No, then think about this big. All I have two times in gold medals. It's I love I love and respect the history. This right. My history and put my put my name in his two or you pretty confident, you know, by the time their careers over that, you will have that opportunity to leave your name and history and show people. How good you are. It's very important for me. They all all people people respect, and people know send long history. That's why want to do this during party. That's a phrase that you won't get a chance. Non you have been in southern California for quite a while. Now, how long have you trained here? Two months now for a total like going back. It's been multiple years that he's been in Southern Cal. On three two months. Does it feel like a true second home to you? Now. What does it mean for you toppy and not on by Staples? Those if you if you take one year, I live healthier United States healthy. So course, it's my second second house. Great. Thank you so much for silly. I really appreciate your time today. Thank and good luck in the front and. Lance. You've known Loma for awhile, haven't you? Yes. Absolutely. What's your impression of him? Now from when you first met him. I think that he's a fighter who continues to. He was already a sensational Olympic fighter amateur fighter too. Like, you said two time gold medalists his skills have continued to escalate throughout his career. He's has a champion and third different division. He moved up last year took on George Lara's. And then he also came back and beat a guy named Jose Padilla in December. And you know, he's a guy that southern California fans loved the because they know how talented he is. He's such a gifted talent who can do so many different things in the ring because of the discipline and his glean living lifestyle. I mean, he's basically dedicated his life to this craft, and you can see that in the ring he trains in it'll five his dad has a cabin there used to be rubber Garcia's. Yes, boxing, academy. There. They bought him out of took over and the Ukrainians are coming strong, the southern California, which we expect tonight. You know, I think it's basically going to underline how special talent silly Loma chanko is this is Anthony crawler is actually like his mandatory defense. He was supposed to be fighting. A guy named Richard Komi who won about in January in Dallas. But in that fight Komi injured his hand. So instead of taking that bow they have to take crawling. And as you heard low, much Incas voice. There was a little bit of disappointment. Like, I've got this type thing, you know, this is not have world class opponent for me. So I think what he wants to do is really kind of underlined the point and showcase the fact that I am a special talent who deserves to be in your top three pound for pound. And especially as I take my talents in southern California. They've gone from stubhub center in Carson to Microsoft eater and LA live now to staple center. And I think he wants to. To illustrate for everyone inside that building. Just how special and gifted he is. No, that's our newsmen. Let's plug Myer Dylan. You're sitting here rolling. Your eyes shaking your head died. Okay. What do you lose after trivia such a negative light? Okay. I'm a man that's full of Choi. Sunshine heard your voice faintly in the podcast. You're sitting there watching Lance conductors exit interview with Loma and you were probably had your arm. Folded whatever. No. I mean, I think that there's nothing really he can do you can't time when you're being born right before you even get there. You are a boxing fan. Yes. You know, you're boxing. You're very critical of the state of the sport of boxing right now. And as you said it, let's that's his mandatory Kroll and Dylan. You're like, okay. I want to see more from this guy. Right. Unfortunately, we saw this in the Mikey Garcia fight. I mean, realistically, you can't just sit around and clean out your division anymore because -sidered a great fighter because frankly, most divisions. There's like one guy, and then the drop off is huge. You know, as it is keep in mind is ready moved up. You should probably be at one thirty right? If not one twenty six, and you know, you save right now that his best classes one thirty and he's fighting at one thirty five so he's already moved up in weight because. He couldn't sit around at one thirty who's gonna fight down there. Right. And we saw this with Mike Garcia, right? And in an effort, basically to prove that he's a great fighter. He moved up spotted a fifteen pounds. Whatever spent I guess, they're all Spence got destroyed. We saw Crawford who should probably fighting at one forty right now. He's already up at forty seven. You know, theoretically, if he gets the fights that he wants he's going to be fighting against guys that are bigger so much. I just think that you know, right now, it's kind of hard for these guys to prove that how do you prove that you're great in boxing? You're art defined by your opposition. Right. What made Ali Frazier? What made Leonard was Hearns. And how do you prove this without that opposition? And right now, I think what we kind of started seeing with the may whether pack gyros were basically these guys spotting is like twenty pounds and natural weight and these become like circus fights right there because you're a very critical you're covering the dodge of the time, and you're not conversation. The press. And you're like what a. You sound like Aaron also a because those fights become tests, very specific skills. Right. It's you just can't get hit. So either you need tremendous speed or you need that kind of NATO -bility to be able to guys miss when the right in front of you say like Roberto Duran James Toney did. But I don't think any less of Mikey Garcia because he lost. All of course. He was gonna lose the guy's much bigger step up. It wasn't because he's not that elusive type of fighter. Right. And unless you are that elusive type of guy, you know, Whitaker may whether have the foot speed of pack Yao or Roy Jones who can just potshot is from the outside. I don't know how you kinda prove your greatness now with chanko he's kind of an interesting mixture because he does have that natural foot speed. That said he's not a guy that really kind of fight from range. Right. He uses foot speed rather than to kind of dart in and out. He fights angles. Right. He turns you constantly now. I'm not so sure how that works against a guy. That's bigger. Like, I've always been of the opinion. That if he might fights, Mikey Mikey Garcia knocks him out all that motion bigger. Yeah. That jab right? He knows how to throw a jab properly. He knows how to double up triple up on that thing. And I just think that a lot of that motion will expose Loma chanko to kind of getting hit more. And now that doesn't mean channels, not a great fighter. Right. It just means that there aren't other great featherweights for him to fight. I mean, again, you know, he comes fifteen years earlier, you have Manny pack year. Mark Tony Barrera Erik Morales one. When Marcus maybe even a guy like seem, right? Who I think kinda strangely better than people think in some weird way? I think he's kind of strangely. Underrated. Great entrances. He did the prince, but he also was very kind of unorthodox to me as a longtime. Observer of the sport. What I'm kind of curious is actually, you know, the head comparison. Right. We're Ahmed perplexed. A lot of opponents just because he is such unorthodox angles and Mike question about Luma Changle is benefiting from that same kind of thing. Right. He crouches down low. He fights for my really weird angles. Now, you know, much more. Volume was more kind of one punch power. But you know, we saw what happened when Barreiras sector Javanese face. So somebody to fight and Lance. I think before we start this podcast. You were talking about how Loma chanko is going into this fight same. Hey, this is my mandatory. But social seems like a fighter who wants the bigger notoriety doesn't he he absolutely does. And I mean, obviously, he has called out Mike Garcia for I would say about the last year, plus to no avail doesn't look like it's going to happen. And I think I think there were resignation in his voice because I think Mikey realizes that if he stays with PBC and fights those guys even though he lost it, and I'll spend I really believe he can beat another welterweight. A lot of people insist that we've seen the last time I could are in the white lightweight division. No more thirty five from leaky. I don't think so. And so low much Hanko admitted like Germont Davis. Maybe the next guy in line for me that's going to be opponent that I want. There is difficulty though. In Germont Davis, bringing a crowd and low much. Let's see how he does instable center. Can he bring crew that's what kind of want to get to? So he has the huge Ukrainian following in southern California. We know they're showing the Mexican come to them the Filipinos are cover for Creamer there. They triple g was able to get the Mexican fans, and you gotta have them to support. You have been the crowd has them with Ching-Kuo one over some southern California. I don't think it's that black and white where it's just strictly the one thing that really struck me was probably the last week fight. We had here. Right. Locally was the Mikey Garcia when he fought Robert Easter and one thing that I noticed when they show the fighters, you know, the guys who aren't fighting, right? They had he kind of did it matter the necessity, right? The these guys were all getting like nice applauses. Did it was Brunner? And that's because he's purposely. Right. Exactly. And he got booed kind of the way he wants. So I kind of think that this market if you can fight people will recognize that it is more advantage. If you're Mexican or Mexican American, but I do think, you know, Bob Arum was saying, you know, crowds going to be around ten thousand which is about as good as something like this good. Now does this mean, he's a pay per view guy? That's a whole different because then you're starting to you're trying to convince casual fans that you're gonna have the hardcore fast showing up there, but he doing enough to get on the front page of the LA times. He's going to be less newsletter. Gonna try to call him out. It is the rest of the times going to really make a big deal. But chanko if he gets to that I think this is the kind of helps right at least, you know, they're going to be pumping up this fight, right? Because this is going to be on regular ESPN. So they're going to be pumping this week. But I still think see this problem that you need an opponent. I don't know who is that. I that a tennis Crawford fodder pay per view. Oh, yeah. Exactly. Yes. Exactly. Right. Russian, right. The only postal Victor, the only reason I was even thinking about buying that was because there was a rumor for a while that they were going to have hula sister senior fight Roberta and. Exhibition match. But as soon as that they dropped off. I you need point. And it doesn't matter right in proper to me the best in the world right now at any way class. But if the opponents not there, even someone who likes sport, it's really hard for me to fork over seventy dollars you need to dance. Right. You need to tangle look Cheng-kuo to see care about this legacy stuff or does he wanna just put on the show? Absolutely. I mean, it's very important to him. And he's looking for that person that's going to bring that fight out of him. So I mean, the situation that we had asked him about and then his promoter. Bob Arum outside the podcast was who else is there? So in addition to Davis, some of the names that were brought up were the one hundred thirty pound world champion Miguel from Mexico. He's fighting may eleventh in Tucson also on ESPN. That's a fight that could elevate him Bundu Vargas agreement. Yes. Exactly. And now like I said the opponent, Richard call me. That's that's going to be a good fight. Actually. And I think that it's not a good opponent. But it's a good fight. And that will help them chanko later this year when he takes that one on or does he have to dealing on your Greece's because that's what really matters. He's gotta be Mikey Garcia. I mean, I don't think there's any there's no shortcut here. And I'm not saying that he necessarily should do this, by the way, this isn't. Okay. I've been playing my whole career in the National League. I wanna see if I could go play in the American League, the consequences here are real and sometimes very lasting. You get beat up. I mean, you can change physiologically. I'm not necessarily saying he has to do this. But yeah, if he wants recognition as an all time great. I mean, that's almost like the minimum of what he has to do is start with Zia. I thought a couple of things stood up from the interview. There were two bits of news that I drew out of it one is that he said his shoulder which was injured in the Lanarkshire fight was not completely recovered when he fought draws in December surgery ES surgery, but actually by Los Angeles, Dr Dylan will be writing about on top of that. He also. To me made it pretty clear he has no interest in moving up to one forty. So if he needs to be fighting, Mikey Garcia per Dylan standards. That's not going to happen given where both of these gentlemen are right now. And I think that that's the difficulty. You wanna see I wanna see it? I think boxing world wants to see that fight. But right now there lines being drawn that are gonna make it very difficult. And that's an unfortunate thing for sport. And for both of these guys interesting that they're fighting on a Friday night. Well, it has to do with the one year anniversary of ESPN. Plus, but also what is the next night? It's the debut of the on ESPN paper view. So they don't want those two things we didn't know that when they first made the fi. But clearly those things are connected. Sure. Heard a dad of a boreal Friday night Saturday night. Because everybody's say Dylan's sounding salty Dylan's bidder. Bring that out of you Dylan. That's why you're perfect for boxing. Because you you call out the BS of a lot of people house, Bob, how did he treat? You got a little, you know. You know, because here's the thing. Right. I mean, I brought up the point. And I think it's really poking on. Oh, I think it's a great point. Right. The fact that had come around fifteen years earlier that was a golden age of that division and the situation will be completely different. I mean, all you have to do just line them up. And if you beat some he's on his way to the fame, you know, you probably is regardless just because I mean, the boxing hall of fame is such a weird thing. Right. They let are Chiro guardian. I'll probably get in with. Humorously? 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Canelo-Jacobs Fight Week - Undercards (Las Vegas)

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Canelo-Jacobs Fight Week - Undercards (Las Vegas)

"The arrive early legally podcast on the road. Hello from the MGM grand. I am your host Beppo Durant. We are in Las Vegas Saturday night. Canal. Alvarez takes Daniel Jacobs middleweight fighting one hundred sixty pounds from the t mobile arena on the reason we're in Vegas because we're taking you the listener to the events. We're taking you on the road with us at the day would happen for the fighters. Well, the undercard fighters go near the sportsbook. They set up a ring and they get in there. They're not necessarily training. It's more of a photo op as more of a chance for them to meet some of the fans get in the ring they shuttle box hits mids maybe in their couple minutes. And what you're going to hear is the reaction of the fighters in that rain, you're gonna hear the fans the DD is going to be blasting. So we did is after he got done grabbed him took him a side and just talk to him. Let us introduce you the some of the young fighters that are up and coming in the sport of boxing that you'll be able to see Saturday on does own that's before Cannella Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs, go at it. Also, we're gonna check in with Lance plug Meyer are boxing writer, who's been in Vegas all week long and Dylan Hernandez are columnists. We check in Dylan always has a different perspective on the trying to get into smile. And maybe we'll talk about our dinner plans. It's time for the ride Verdy legally podcast. I'm your host Beth rand. It's Thursday may second. Start off the podcast with the combat sports writer, boxing, MMA fantastic newsletter on Tuesdays, the one and only Lance pug Meyer, Lance, the boxy, newsletters, called the fight corner. And it comes out every Tuesday. Although this week we had a special edition today on Wednesday. And then another addition will come out on Friday, just because we're in the middle of a major fight week. And how did you sign up for? Oh, just click on the link, and basically you can sign up for it to be emailed to your inbox on a weekly basis. Just read it before these workouts happened Andy REUs mentioned in there. Joshua all kinds of stuff in that newsletter. Now's your voice a little rashly lands. You. Okay. I love that. I've been a little bit under the weather, but I'm fine. Juniper through are you gonna time you're gonna make weight on Friday, no doubt about it? Actually, gotta get on the treadmill centers we're near. I've covered the canal fight for the last four years. Having done the international broadcast bit of all golden boy, I've seen the grant arrivals on Tuesday, and is no knocking his Daniel Jacobs. But Dana Jacobs is bringing a big crowd with them. If feels different this time, right? My loans thinking not as big as confide that we've had. So I think that yeah. It's a little bit different. But I'm telling you this. I mean as the boxing writer, not that I spent a ton of time breaking down the Xs and os of a fight. But this says the great ability to be competitive battle inside there. I completely agree with that having called to Daniel Jacobs. Fis have you actually I worked a fight with import Rico where he was my analyst smart guy. I was really impressive. I had done TV and in our fired meetings. He's talking about like this guy used to good dude right here. Big fan of him as a person, and I expect this to be a really good one. Now for you win. Do you show Tibilius I actually got here on Tuesday, which is it's a long grind in Las Vegas. Yeah. You gotta watch yourself, especially when you're hanging out with the likes of donor. Other you're complaining, but it there's something every single day. You gotta right every single day. Actually, we pulled you away from writing your story for today's paper because you're figuring things out. You have Virgil Ortiz a young fighter. That's combing twelve twelve Cao's train, my Robert in riverside. But this kid is different entity. He really is. He's a special talent. He's got sensational power. And I think that he he moves very well in the ring now, he's facing really his most veteran test and receive Harare again from side. Like, you said thirty eight years old Virgils Twenty-one disparity between the two guys sensational because I talked to Marie CO Harare. And he was saying look, I have to be honest with myself the thought of Mike career being one fi away from the end is a very real thing. I try to keep those thoughts at bay. But I know honestly, I need to be very honest about where I stand and this test of Urgel Ortiz is in my opinion, going to push them even closer to the brink. We're gonna talk about the undercard fighters because that's who. We're going to speak with a couple of minutes. But Joseph Di is junior has fought for world title came up short against Gary Russell, but he's also on the card, and he is now in division one hundred thirty pounds, and he's a fighter who's calling out. The champions changing that nice innocent you'll wholesome the kid you wanna take home to meet your parents, all that other stuff to learn. Yeah, he's swearing on interviews swearing on social media. He's calling out champions the legit go. And she's now twenty six he's a man. And I think he's also fighters realize in the be nice isn't gonna get you anywhere in there. What you're Davis. You got to keep up there. It's a good undercard legal the boy. Yeah. Pretty solid undercard. I mean, they've got some decent fights on it. I think that obviously when you talk not just about the undercard, but this card entirely this is a watershed fight for does own. I mean, they've really they're pushing hard to try to get two million subscribers by the end of the triple g fight which is coming up on June eighth. And so I believe that everything that you're talking about what the guys that are on the center card Lamont Roach, and some of those other guys they're going to need this card to do very well to be able to make that push the point where they want to reach this morning. The Hild the final press conference for Cannella and Daniel Jacobs coffee eater at the MGM is where they have something fancy. I'm not a fancy guy. So I don't have an ask poly cat go in there. But I saw your tweets when any Hearn who runs match room boxing was talking about how year go does own came to show up in North America. And your tweets were about the been the site. Of and boxing fans had just the way they watch sports, no longer pay per view. It's you don't work in vital channel. There is. No channel it evolve. Heck, we're doing a podcast about a fight. That's on an app. It's two thousand nineteen. Why is the business model for design in this fight really important because I think that they realize just like we've had the realize in the newspaper industry that the younger audience wants to consume. It's news, and it's events in a different way. And let's be honest. How many people do we see that are below the age of thirty on their phones all the time. Even I mean, we're on our phones all the time. So this is the way to now watch these events. It's a killer deal. Honestly, I'm not trying to put out an advertisement for design at all. But I'm just saying if you can look at ninety nine dollars a year to be able to get paper of you quality fight like this that something what of cost you about seventy dollars under the old HBO and Showtime models. If you're a big boxing fan. This is the way to go. It's just a matter of if you're a little bit technologically challenge. Gonna have to figure it out quick. It's find a twelve year old that can set up your phones. And if you don't if I got to watch him, I know you there's all kinds of ways just go YouTube and find a kid that help you figure that out. They'll do it for you. That'd be Saturday night on does on T mobile arena. It's expected to be a sell out if not official yet, but it always ends up being Acela. Because you're going to have a huge drive up fanbase as show you don't Friday. Maybe you know, what just go because I heard the arrive early. They podcast. They're getting me there. Why not just go? And that's why we're doing. This are sports editor Angel Rodriguez centers here for the podcast myself in day wind. Hey, go out there and take the listener to Vegas lands gonna be. They're gonna be there. We you guys go on the picture. And I keep telling people, vases, always cool, but a Vegas fight weekend. Always cool but a fight weekend with Cannella in bombo Sika mile. It's just a match up of everything that goes, right? It has a different by now doubt about it. And I'm really looking for. Forward to our Friday event that we're going to be doing loser's lounge at MGM grand five PM star. You know what? Honestly, I and I Don pry feels this way too. Sometimes you feel like you're just pecking on a machine and sending words out into this either space where you're not sure who's reading I would love to see a bunch of readers show up. And you know, whether you want to be a digital subscriber or not, I hope you are. I think it's a killer deal. Please come by just to be able to talk boxing and listen to the guys that I believe with our reach. We can bring to this event, and, you know, spend an hour listening to boxing, talking boxing, and you know, shaken a couple of hands and getting the no us because we all appreciate it. We'll see you Friday at the loser's lounge at the MGM grand. You're used to lose. If you're walking to the pool, you know, the pools at people, you know, you're going that way it's the country bar if I run the corner perfect slot where you can go, and you see everybody, I love country music would just for you, Lance. We will put country music out there for we'll find you some Spanish country song, it'll be there two favorite places to go. Honestly. In Vegas, and I may be a complete nerd on. This loser's lounge MGM and nine fine Irishmen at New York, New York. Both are incredible. Is that the Doolan piano now the Irish band nine fine Irishmen? It's incredible. Especially on Conor McGregor fight week. Oh, I was here for Ricky Hatton. Let me tell you something. There's only one. Yes. Appreciate it. We'll talk to you tomorrow on the podcast go back to writing. Thank you so much better now with Lance going away pecking away at his machine, I think this call the typewriter because I don't have one typewriter you gotta learn stenographer. You got all that other stuff last is actually were on the verge of story. Let me give you the picture right now. We're gonna talk to the undercard fighters. It'll be Virgil tease. Joseph Di is junior and Maurizio Iryna. The reason we chose them southern California ties racial riverside, Virgil train riverside and Joseph Di junior from south El Monte, perjure tease. Now, I know you play the piano, you play the guitar one of the microphones the first time yesterday, Mike, I haven't done much senior than you. Don't want to hear me sing saw just stick to the instruments. Now, how did you learn you play these instruments those professional boxer? He gave me a tire when I was in the fifth grade. And I just picked it up by self and on the piano. I just got bored of the tar one learns new. I wanted to challenge myself, and I learned to panel almost just like you taught yourself how to play to instrument does easy. It was easy. Just the way boxing you made. It look easy with the record at twelve hundred what's harder preparing for a fight week or teach yourself Yadel. I don't know. I I would honestly say they're about the same. Really? Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Just which line to it. And whatever you're in Vegas, you find a Vegas before that your second. That's when I got the C U verse time, you refining at three in the afternoon. Now, you're the co main was only two years ago. The rise you told me this. It's going to happen. Oscar sales going to happen. Did you expect it this soon? I didn't expect to this soon. But I'm not surprised that happened this because you know, I just wanted to hardening ring in Jim, and you know, hard work pays off you're from the Dallas, Texas area. Go ahead. Shut your high school shoutouts everybody in grand Perry. Grandpar- high school, all my teachers. They all these as the best student. You're the best. Food of the best cost country runner. Passage run your cross country. You don't know the not do I do. It's a seventeen minutes and twenty. It's not that fast. It's like you weren't trying though it was kind of hard doing boxing cars countries saints on I would have been a lot better. But it was hard to sports. So the California is where your training the Robert C up in riverside to be in Vegas on Cannella card is always cool when you're on this level. Now, you have to come to media workouts? Now, you have to do a lot of interviews now. Everybody knows Virgil name is exactly what you and your father dreamed up when you're that young kid, but the see actually part of it how cool is it? All it's really cool. You know, all of this is actual proof that everything that we've been through in the past sixteen years we've been doing, and it's all they know now Virgil E R G L, we're desperately come from my dad. That's my name. That's your dad. Right. But you're not a junior junior junior. The second. We don't know the difference. This the same thing, but you're gonna make your snake for yourself Saturday night against short, of course. And he's a veteran probably the most experienced guy you've gone up against your say. Yeah. Nine ring out sparring manual James before being in ringlets on his Colliver. Not even his cholera. I've been in a ring with better people. This isn't going to be that much of vitamin. It's not that you're overly cocky is just your confident because of the way you train you live the healthy live your sleep by on the clock. You're not gonna follow your social media. I say this is calmly. It's boring. There should be because you're up early running. You work out you Spar, Mike you're seeing the best of the best in rubber Garcia's camp. And then a night you're winding down playing your guitar too. As a debt I'm not trying to bring four night. But go ahead. How good are you for night? I'm pretty good for night. Get killed a lot do the dance. Yeah. Your social media is ver- Giorgis on Instagram Twitter verger twenty one years old twelve twelve kale's we've seen Saturday night on his own. Thanks for your time. Thank you. Joe dias. Thanks for joining us. Now you and I go away back when I saw you two thousand twelve Olympic debut. No, no, no. Let me correct myself fresh off the Olympics pro debut at the sports arena that doesn't exist anymore now in Las Vegas you fought on these cards before, but it's always special where you've come from south Amman into in Las Vegas. Oh, it's very special, man. I mean, just a kit from south the money grew up struggling men and just to know that oggi's are coming all the work is paying off fighting such big card and such big mainly to card on canal. Jacob scarred. Especially on such a big weekend. Secret Amal weekend. I am Mexican Americans. Don't finding Latinos as well. I got to go out and show L for for them. It's just a dream come true. And I'm ready to go and perform you're fighting in one hundred thirty pounds. Now, you part of the thing during Olympic and you get a little extra treatment early on in the career car. So you find in Vegas, but when you're on the main car when Cannella right after you, and you do that you have to earn. They might give you a shot. But if you don't perform you don't get that you fought for the world title against Gary Russell now at one thirty. You're ready to fight some of the best. You didn't get the opponent you want this weekend. But regardless you, gotta put on a show or else. It's back the line. Right. Oh, absolutely. I mean, boxing's of really very tough sport, either sink or swim. And right now, I'm Michael helping man I'm swimming swimming through the ocean man, but I gotta go out there and perform Michael helping Michael. I just. Talking to you. Because you make me feel like I'm forty Michael Phelps? I know you all young and hip and modern yellow pants, and what do you got? She appraisal air, you got your hair with a blue you look bad. I wanted to get it took Watson yellow, but they did all different colors. For the people like this for the fight. About marketing, you know. When you're on the arrive early podcast because it is about a marketing now take the listener through this. It's right now, it's Wednesday. You hear music in the background. Could you did a media worked out where the fans get to see you you come out there? And you just shadowboxing you're up in the ring for like five minutes. But getting that close exposure of the fans you have big interface. It's huge, isn't it? It's very used actually brings a lot. And that actually sells you to you got to do all the stuff a lot of fighters. They don't do the media workouts angry and pissed off an understand because they're making wait. I mean, it's already almost time to make weight, and it's already almost time for the fight. So they're ready closed camp. But at the end of the day like I said man, you got to put on a guest mile all these fans men, they hard-working money out here to Gallard Vegas to watch us fight. So you gotta go out there pitcher smile and just put on a good performance. We're performers at the end of the day. Are we're a couple of feet away from hawker saw the club at MGM you're going there after five Saturday. Now, man, actually, I got another set up either. I might go to Omnia on gonna go to hide, but I got a suit out the cosmos. So you has more the walk. You're listening to the arrive early leave late podcast Osmal, tell them you're on Joe. Joe's VIP feel but you have to say you heard it on the podcast. Yes. Okay. And if you have problems text them number six, two six. Let me ask you this. Like, you say you have a party planned afterward. You didn't do it. Right. Your marketing people do that for. Yes. Yes. Oh, my marketing people they did that for me. They're like, hey, you wanna have a victory celebration party after the fight of the member Vegas where not man have drinks? I'm twenty six years old, man. I'm I'm writing a I'm not a little kid Heidi. You could do the people say that do he's planning the after party. He's not focus on the people. That know like there's people that do there for you know, that we can go. Yeah. He has a mother are ever going to be at the cosmic after ever either going to Omnia the high. We got it all scheduled. Let me tell you this. Is there going to be a line now? Dude, come on. We're going to get all, you know. Okay. We'll better. Let's see my bedtime midnight in Vegas. Part of about the before eight o'clock. Now back to the fight though. You're fighting of somebody that wasn't originally scheduled for you, mentally how tough is that where you're like I want somebody else, but they give you this guy because it seems like the five of the from Nicaragua he came in and he up a grand arrival flinch that you like grade this guy doing van, but like I said I had eight training camp. But we were trying to get opponents were trying to konczal. We're trying to get ten farmer. Rene alvarado. None of those Scott quick. And then Sosa none of them worked out man at the end of the day. I again, his brother Francisco fence IKEA, but that didn't help ended up churning out either. So just like two weeks in advance literally two weeks before my fight. We got this guy, Freddie. He said he'd been training for the brother. Yeah. Finding the brother thousands finding. Devante Davis and ten farmers. But I did it finding his brother now. We'll say the greatest here's asking people who are listening for the first time hearing you with sports fan. But then we're trying to introduce them to this. They don't understand that world right for you. I don't know who he is just put them in front of me. Let's just go at fine when you're three, and when you're on the world class level, you need to have an idea who you're gonna fire, right? Yes. Exactly, especially because you finding such a big stage you wanna plan out and you want to strategize and have a game plan. This guy is a lefty, and he's tar rangy. So if I wouldn't have found out man what like bloom by surprise. So when I found out that he has left. The excel we actually bought some net despite Barnes, and we got that good works. We're ready for whatever you breeze the table. Now when you come to this and you fight on this kind of stage. It's cool. But when you're fighting Cinco to my weekend. Oskar Deloite of golden boy promotions, you're gonna be on all that other stuff at the end of the day, though, do people still buggy for tickets now, dude, I had a zero people yet. It's insane. They're like, hey gonna hook me up. Are you going to do this? I spent a I spent a lot of money per. Finally out of my pocket. I spent about six thousand dollars on tickets, how many people how many do you by twenty two tickets. Why just to give just for my like, my friends, the people that actually not tell you your friends, although they're my friends, but my business associates my business partners. Okay. You're they scratch my back. You're looking at the third grade. You'll remember. No, I don't remember. Yeah. They gotta by the. Does the junior your social media is as just as junior on Instagram and just do Twitter to go follow him Saturday night on design? He'll be the second. So you'll be fighting a little bit before seven o'clock and check him out. That's all leading up to Cannella and Jacobs. Senator Joel Alexia will definitely talk to. Thank you guys. Saturday night t mobile arena, you've been in Vegas before you've been on the big stages muddy show, they called you in this. You're going to take on Virgil Ortiz twelve and twelve kale's twenty one year old. I have a feeling knowing you. I mean worked out of your five. Yeah. So let's do it. Forget the record. Right. Exactly. I mean when I got his opportunity again, it was it was a no brainer lay. All right. Another young. But let's see what he got. And I'm here at the season. And I'm not just here lay down, you know, I actually come to win. All my fight. You grew up in pyre riverside is your home. That's your base. You went from fighting in the small ballrooms at Thomson, boxing, the bubble Trie making a name for yourself there. You actually got a late start and boxing now in Vegas, and you fought here before, but there's nothing like a Vegas fire. Right. Is just so cool. Exactly. All that. I mean need my wife always love coming to Vegas. My family lives here actually feel pretty comfortable here. Inveighs? I mean, I'm gambler myself. I love come. Year. What are you going to everything? Relive jag. Twenty three twenty numbers I stole it from. Winning important stuff here. Roulet exact how do you set it up? Oh, I didn't know just around twenty three twenty three and around two three in the morning. That's where you win right now. No. Morning and put it up with a beer, and you're gotta be trainee. When you got to be feeling and you put it on there. Isn't it the best when you're number does hit surrounded hit like three in a row because they leave it there you at the worst feeling for me though because I play relates timeout number twenty eight because my baseball number highschool. We you see it and you're just walking by your Damuda. Hitler was hit DC. Right. When you walk you mind, your then you go back into never hit for on my hat twenty eight and twenty nine two that's cool. Like blackjack blackjack the machine delivered of all baccarat. Yeah. Backwards the big money. Well, it's the it's you can win big and lose big. Okay. Yeah. Play. But I I mean, it's fun. And I'll be doing that at the vic- me all over the casino. That's that's what I like about. You have known you for what having calls a bunch of your fights. You are the fan fever because the fan release you because how many fighters take themselves too athletes gentle? They take them serious. Oh, I got that. You're like, look I have a job that Saturday drawing. Wait, you're ready to go your personal. But afterwards man, give me a beer on. I'm not hiding. I'm right there in the makes everything all your mind on. See back to the fight though. What's it like when you're preparing for a fight in Vegas? It's one thing to fight other places. But now there's so many compromise nickel premisses at the Spanish you have to do rivals. You have to interject of this stuff. You told me like talk Daily Times. Well, yeah. Now for a podcast. I know, you know, before you know, it'd be frustrating, but you used to it. And you know, you know, you know, what you gotta do seem part. It's exciting finding here in Vegas. I mean, honestly, I've done December at the what's New York. Yeah. Mouse Square Garden, and I did not. I did not not feel at home to not feel good. If I'm not getting fought Thompson show mentality went in. But figures, I dunno always just. It was that buzz. You know, the people were excited they're playing like Disneyland for. Gonna enjoy the boxing shows. I'm all in on that what about finding Cinco mile weekend as a Mexican. That's just I mean, that's tops it off. I mean, do not want to be in Vegas, Cinco de mile on Cannella undercard big fight night and party afterwards. What we're doing with the funding is we're trying to take the listener. Who's never been to a fight. We what it's like. And you're giving the perfect example for it as a fighter though what you routine during the week. I know you have to do a lot of stuff. But what do you do? Well, you know, it's kinda hard going by all these slot machine. Gumbo. These cocktails and people having fun, you know. But you know, you're going to have that fun after the fight. So you have to stay focus really hard to you know, because you're your aunt you're trying to stay on wait. So you're not eating. You're not drinking as much, but you just know is going to be all worth it. How do you train because if you're at home up until the last couple of days, you would be able to make your own gym here hotel you've been here since it's different. But, you know, been here before I mean, I'm kind of comfortable I just use their Jim, okay? Mostly China, relax, all the hard work is done. So I'm going to get any faster any better. Learn anything new. It's we're just trying to reser body. But keeping it loose in the gym or in the sauna and keeping the manage the way, I know you well for the people listened for the first time, how old were you? When you turn pro actually, I started at thirteen years old in the gym. I amateur was that eighteen which is pretty old and turned pro at twenty seven years old twenty seven on everything grind grind twenty seven. And said, you know, what give me the best the hardest fight give me tell fights. And see what I have. I have to do this quick. So and I mean, look brought me to golden boy t reading like three times. So you're doing it. You've been the besides for the besides the people who are the underdog the guys that nobody really pay much attention to when you are imported Rico. Yeah. Recently, get Saddam Ali here. You're the end again. But it's a role that guys like you're the back one of. I know what I'm gonna do. Don't underestimate me. Doc, I'm going to you. How do you stay locked in? Well, you know, you gotta stay motives some fights can't, and you know, some. They're not motivated, but Vegas by a young fighter hungry line coming forward. That's all motivation knee right there to look good to entertain the crowd and done. Good here. So I mean, I had good luck your Vegas. Let's see. We're going to give the people hold. You know, now thirty eight your it might sound boxing wise, you're still fresh. Yeah. I'm not being down or being up. So I feel just as I anybody fought, Danny? I was in my thirty deal, and Danny was young as twenty. So you're used to going up against some young. So yeah. Oh, yeah. That same year. I mean, I've thought a lot of youngsters and nobody ever brought in my age for some reason bring my bring my now after turn thirty five everything they all wanna bring up the my boss is trying to tell all your forty nine to retire. Are you a sports fan? Not being our guy. Right. No, I, but I don't follow anything really since boxing to over like young. We like baseball, but once boxing Nabucco ever. I never and every surprise I never caught a state of with foot bar based on these work on your house. And that's it. Boxing, working on my house and coming on gambling. Hopefully, you get the victory on Saturday. And then afterward you take that check and put it all onto three right all onto one eight three hundred twenty eight and twenty nine. My astral nickname. You'll see him Saturday on does own against Virgil Ortiz. It's pretty cool to hear the fighter talk about their experience. Now, a lover's Dana Jacobs Vader, do these media workouts? They do a big world tour to promote their fight for the young fighters. Always tell them, you know, the goal is not to do this to have your own first gonference where you don't have to worry about these things, but it's really cool just to hear in their voices, and I'll see their faces they're still young enough where the appreciate these kind of moments. They're not salty like our next guest Dylan Hernandez who for many years travelling the road with the dodgers. I think the road hard and you Dylan Hernandez or were you like that of the wom- hiding me who who brings more enthusiasm than me. I just like setting you up like that. Because the people that listened to their Everley lay podcast, and the people that tweet me when we ever have you on they liked needle you. But they don't understand that. I'm one of your biggest fans, and that it's an inside joke, and that you really do love your job. Don't tell people have so many inside Joe's. We got it in. Inside jokes inside jokes. How's your weaken big is gone? So far, you know, it's kind of a weird week. Right. I mean, I'm not I'm not sure I don't think that's quite as much here as as there was for the glove confides. There are certainly not. It's just a fight. Right. This isn't you know, especially the the second Cannella glove can fight. You know, I think Abel Sanchez manufacture some of the antagonism there. But there was you know, some friendly it wasn't friendly some unfriendly back and forth there, and here you just kinda have to nice guys that are seem to be very professional where both good at fighting. And they're just going to kind of fight you have this fight. And there really aren't these kind of surrounding storylines too much. Right. I mean, it's a writer a columnist figure something out. Well, I'm really getting desperate here. You know? I mean, I really I mean, obviously in any fight the judging is going to be an issue. So it's not something that I write about that much. But you know, in this case, I went there today. The columnists running in the Thursday edition of the paper. I brought up the fact that, you know, interestingly three judges for this fight are the same three judges who gave the decision over galopin in September the same judges. You know, oceans three is back. So to speak to, you know, so lock up your cars and hold onto your wallet. Because you. You know, it's interesting because I could see it both ways. I mean, because obviously, look I mean, the reality is that and I don't think that there's necessarily anything various going on where it's like flagrantly like, okay. Let's let's fix for this guy to win yet. That said I think everybody knows what's supposed to happen. What's good for the sport? What's good for the city? And there is a bit of a conflict of interest here. Right. Where, you know, the state of Nevada the commission, but, you know, run by the state of Nevada is the one who appoints the judges, and you know, they wanna look out for Nevada's economy. Right. I mean, or you're going conspiracy theory here. I just think that what hap- because a lot of boxing fans are agreeing with you. Yeah. I mean, I just think that there is a cause I think right? You talk to anybody who's close to the sport. They'll tell you that this is close to fifty fifty five I believe, right? Maybe at the most like sixty forty fifty five forty five, but it's either way too close fight. And you look at the odds it's about a four to one fight right now in favor. So that tells you kind of that, you know. You know, again whenever these fights. You know, Jacobs himself was involved in one of these when he fought glove gin glove at that time hadn't fought Cannella. And it was a lot of momentum. That's had knocked out twenty points in a row. Right. And he went the distance with Daniel entire Bill for a canal fight right canal. And I thought, you know, at the time when I saw it at the time, I thought Jacobs on the fight. I scored it again on Monday. I guess the day before I came out here I had Jacobs winning again. And that's not to say that I had to write necessarily, but you know, coincidentally or not the house fighters out to the season. It's interesting the way that you bring it up. And that's why you'll start of the podcast. Let's plug Meyer giving us what it's like covering boxing as the beat us a call as you can go in these different avenues and educate the fan the back store. Yeah. I think so too. You know, and I think that there is kind of a an appetite for it. I mean, the one thing about boxing fans is for the most part. I actually think they're pretty. Like educated like, I would say a higher percentage of boxing fans know about the details of the finer points in boxing, say the percentage of like basketball fan. The all the details. That are loud are the minority that are just like doer die with their guy, the minority the majority are educated about it. And they know there's more they know the rules because they'll be school meals on your official broadcast the wrong. They let me know what happened eighteen years ago with one guy. So. Yeah. And I thought it was fascinating. Actually, I don't know if this is the right thing to do. But I took my five year old son to the cart at the forum. Good week. Are you sure? And yeah, my dad was kind of like, you know, like, it's educational for emphases somebody beat up really bad taking the fights. But daughter's gone to fight the thing though, right? Is there was a row of fans behind us? And they're also gonna Spanish whatever. But the and there were. Right for sure. But what was interesting was kind of their running commentary amongst each other. You can tell they knew what they were watching. Right. They were talking about the guys footwork and his jab, and this and that, and you got a lot of the kind of finer points, and that is actually one of the interesting things about this fight to me is kind of you know, breaking down like the minute parts of this. This is really Cannella Jacobs. Fight is really like a fight fans. Yes. It is. Right. Because a lot of the tactical stuff even though Jacobs. He he moves like a boxer. He doesn't really have a lot of the classic boxer techniques. He's not he's not a guy who's going to slip punches and counter you. He's more guy who covers up a lot. And you know, kind of wait for you finish unloading your punch, then he goes off and shoots off a combination of zone. And I'm really kinda curious. I think how you know Alvarez given guys just kind of covering up in front of him. He's to me probably like the best combination bunch boxing. Right. Yeah. And everything he throws his hard. You know? So I'm guessing right now Jacobs for him. The challenge is going to be to maintain as much space between them as much as possible. And so I think from that standpoint, there's a lot of kind of interesting stuff there. And I think you're right. You know, that if we had a form to talk about these things, you know, maybe we won't get two million people listening, but say the half a million say the forty or fifty nine really care about this stuff. I think might you'll Saturday night on dissolved Cannella Daniel, j glider for the first time t mobile. Arena. LA times will be there. Dylan be writing Rosh from be ready lands. Plug my we'll be writing also the LA times early. We're all location in Las Vegas. And if you're coming into Friday is the way in at T mobile afterwards. Five o'clock at the MGM. The loser's lounge it's call the country bar like if you're going towards the pool of what Republic that way, we're going to have a little roundtable, we invited a bunch of different boxes. But let me tell you this right now behind the scenes, you tell a boxer they'll tell you. Yes. But were they show up? They won't remember until five minutes before you tell you. Oh, yeah. I'm always. So we've had confirmation from a lot of different fighters. It's going to be really cool with for LA times. Subscribers arrive early podcast. It's not going to be an interview session is just going to be around table where we're talk fund couple told me. Hey, I'll only got a couple minutes. Can I do that? Sure. I forty five minutes who it'll be really fun. It's something to do. After the way in on Fridays. Five o'clock lizard, lounge inside the GM we're going to try to record it for podcast. We're not too. Sure. But without a doubt, though, we will have more coverage from Las Vegas Thursday is the undercard press conference for the younger fight or something. You've heard they will be available and then there's fights at the hard rock. So we have all kinds of coverage for you were really action pack. It's really cool that the arrive early lay podcast is on the road. We've been at Staples Center for the Lakers last game slash Magic's quitting the clippers playoffs. Now. We're in Las Vegas KC. So dylan. Thanks a lot for your time. We'll talk to you tomorrow in the podcast, and we'll see where you can go wherever you can. So far Brazilian food. Okay. I've you hit a taco night yet. Do you like it? I've never been never been there. Okay. Arrive early leave late podcast tonight. We are going to taco to. We gotta go. Definitely I wonder if land from their lands, you're gonna talk Votto. Oh my goodness. Just did fat burger the first time like last time. I dragged him into a fabric. You don't. All right. Where they the on the skewer. Yeah. That's where we do where is that? Right by circus, cause we're road trip. Everybody of all lands plug Myer Virgil or dis Maurici Joseph junior, Hernandez producer, Dave wine. Also mixed by Kaplan, edited by Eric Bryner? Fidel Martinez is running the social media. She follow all the action LA times sports. I'm your host. Thanks for listening to the arrive early Lee podcast from Las Vegas. We'll have another one for you tomorrow.

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 3

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 3

"It is a football Friday. Lots of -able. This weekend college football pro football. It was a baseball Thursday night. Last night. Dodgers jump out to at least one to nothing lead over the Atlanta Braves, Hon Jin Ryu doing work. Last Nike. He worked big win for the dodgers. Dave Roberts was right as he mentioned Ryu seven shutout innings and four hits eight strikeouts no walks no walks. He didn't walk anybody on all one hundred four pitches which is about fourteen or so more than his norm. The dodgers use a combination of long balls which Roger likes to call dings or better yet. What you walk. They got walk eight time, which is good. I get. I stay right there. Nice and tight to get those Braves, and we got him jock in Muncie, put the dodgers up for with big dunks and KiKi. You heard me also hit a Homer, deep into the outfield the dodgers long the they got it, right. Dave Roberts made it look. We've been talking about it bueller and review and Kershaw in who should pitch which game and how it should shake out. And it's easy for us to say. It's easy for me to say, oh, I pitch Walker, bueller. Instead of Clayton Kershaw, I don't have to go in there and tell Clayton Kershaw, he's not pitching game one easy for me to say it, but Dave Roberts. So slow walk? Yeah, Dave Roberts did do it. He went in there and said, look, we're going, we're going with the other guy for the first time since. Oh nine. Somebody not named Clayton Kershaw pitched the opener of a post game series, and I, I'm, I'm glad they did it because the brain was the right decision here. Not that the heart says it's Kershaw the. Heart says the hall of Famer. The heart says, that's the guy that we've been with for ten years rolling out there. He's your guy. The fact of the matter is over the last five, six weeks. He hasn't been the number one pitcher. It's been bueller. It's been review and they got game one last night, which was huge. Well, this thing's been batted around for the last week or so about who should pitch game one. And then I think he made the right decision based on the outcome of it had the outcome not been such. Then people would have said, oh, you probably should have gone Kershaw, but it didn't happen that way Kershaw amount of night. But in terms of re you, he did everything who's supposed to do. I mean, he went seven innings, the bats got behind him. He had a mocks, commanding comfortable lead. He had control of his pitches. He didn't have worry about walking guys, none of those sorts of things. And even when he went back into the dugout after he was, I don't wanna say pool, but run out removed from the game. Kershaw gave a big bear hug and squeeze Kershaw wants to win. And I think that the once the emotion of Bobo the way you're pitching game to not game one once the sting of. Of that being, you know, the title, I don't even know what the call this status of being the opening day guy has been pulled back, then you realize I just want to go win the World Series. Okay. I didn't pitch today, whatever I'm going to get over it. I'm gonna pitch tomorrow or today as it shakes out, but I want to win the World Series. And right now this is setting up really nice for them. Game won the two to one format that they're in right now. If the home team wins game one, they win the series seventy five percent of the time, which is what they did lesson. I've Kershaw goes out there and pitches a Kershaw game. This series is essentially over there too low. Now you go to bueller. Most likely I'm betting Nisa sweep, sweep it in Atlanta, they would. We want one game. Now he's weeping. People know what what we've they went to night. I think he'll sleep if when he say it, if they went tonight, then I say it would bueller in game three in Atlanta on the road. I think we sweep. Wow, listen. Let's try and go day by day. You know, does baseball one day at a time. Never to got gotta have a show one day at a time I'm in like that show. Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm trying to think. Hanging around all the time. A cigarette sleeves, and he's always hanging around that apartment where it's women as daughters also. It's a work, jock Peterson, got the dodgers off to a great start. Last night. Bottom of the first here comes another one Peterson time. It is deep to right center field back. It goes back back leaping and guess what we talked about at the beginning, the leadoff guy hit homers. He's done it again, Jack Pearson, he had the regular season. Then he is started off timing. This went out with a leadoff home, run one. Nothing got your. This was almost a perfect dodger blueprint. Good. Starting pitching, may borderline great starting pitching hit. A handful of home runs Muncie got when Peterson Godwin Kika got one get a bunch of walks, have some guys on base when those home runs get hit and you win the game comfortably sixty nothing. This was an a plus blueprint that they executed. It was at the that you you you, you know, we complain a lot about the manufacturing runs, at least I have and saying, hey, everything is not about the home, run ball home, run ball, but take those walks getting guys. On-base advance in the runners they're getting, you know, getting an opportunity to hit home, runs with people on base. That's manufacturing Russell me. You know, standing in their taking the pitches allowing the pitches to get to certain pitch counts and being able to say, hey, I'm going to stand in here with a good. I get to first base advanced. The second and third, Tamar guy comes up and hits a home run, and that's the way the dodgers need to continue to try to play rather than swinging for the fences every single bat, every time somebody's up, let's get some guys on base. Let's make pitches nervous. The shifty outfield and infield. Let's do some of those things they're swinging for the fences. This is how they roll their with their swinging at good pitches. So when the guy's not giving you strikes, hopefully oughta turned into a couple of weeks certainly wouldn't injure eight walks. They certainly wouldn't have a franchise record. Two hundred thirty five home runs this year if they were not swinging for the fences. But I like the see them use a different strategy because when you're swinging for the fences and it's not working because everybody can't hit home runs. I mean Cody bellinger's. Two hundred thirty five of them. Yeah, but every but that was doing the regular season two. Yeah. I mean, I'll take my chances. There's no question about it, but it when you looking at the way that baseball is played and you tell me in the postseason seems like to me, it goes down the small. No postseason. It's the weirdest thing. The thing that is arguably the least important piece of your team during the regular season becomes the mold. And that is host as the middle relief guys. It's the weirdest ambling more important. All of a sudden the your starting pitching is probably going to be what it is you're closer is going to be what it is, but all those guys, they'd have to pitch the six, seven, eighth inning, everything, because now getting those three outs in the seventh inning feels a lot like trying to get him in the ninth inning when it's a playoff game, and those guys become the most important are pitching so far in the bullpen as been, okay. I mean, they haven't. They scared us into regular season. We were super concerned, but I think because our regular season rotation, I mean, regular rotation has been so good that they've given commandingly. We got in commanding leaves with them and they've pitched so well, they haven't given up. Those runs that we feel like, okay, we could bring anybody in the bullpen to do their job before we get the handy jet kenley Jansen who didn't actually pitch last. No, he didn't go last night and I thought it was interesting that he didn't because I think Dave Roberts. You were just saying key. Dave Roberts was trying to see exactly what he had with. Alex would that Alex would had not pitched very much in the last month of the season, and he understands how important those middle innings are. And last night, it was almost an audition to see how he's going to do in those middle innings. He put him in there in the ninth inning, but with a six run lead, it doesn't have the pressure of an of a normal ninth inning. He comes in, he gives up a couple of hits and they take him out. He did get to outs, gives up a couple of hits, still in flora, comes in and cleans it up, but it felt like two things we're taking place. Number one, not putting Ken leeann, whereas all come from no man, but not one of those save situations or big lead situation where he doesn't typically do. Also, they skip that and he was trying to kind of take Alex woods temperature. Like, are you up for this? Like, are you ready to go? And can I put you in in the sixth inning in the seventh inning? And we saw him last night a couple of hits and two thirds of knitting. I don't know if he passed the test a couple hits on Thursday, ending loans and give up any runs. Well, it took them out before. Good. Yeah, I guess that would be the case he started. He started getting a little rocky. Yeah. I mean, he got I two guys and then a hit and then neither ball was scorched, but it's, he's you. Dave Roberts is making that lists smaller and smaller and smaller the guys that I can trust go to in these situations. So they see check and guys off. So they sit the playoff roster yesterday. Yeah, and it's the same through the end. You can change it at the end of the series. If the series going into the championships got left off, I'd have to look. I know nobody that was shocking. Nobody can't believe that he was left off. I don't think roam onto c- made the cut. Who was left at home. Martinez pay Joe's brother. Yeah, Pasadena, man. Martinez knocking around pay Notre Mon room when he was a better pitcher, he's to be at guy, moose mcgillicuddy, Izzo town Pasadena, old school or is come out till we used to chase them together. Tell you dodger middle bullpen was good yesterday Ferguson in inning. No runs to strikeouts. Alex would two thirds of an inning couple of hits. He's less so flora came in and did his job, but it was about Rio. He was great. He pitched them deep into the game where you don't have to worry about that bridge and we'll see whether Clayton Kershaw because again, like you're not that they're gonna leave moth roster. But now when you start setting it up for the National League championship series erase Klay hall to Rostov course. So what I do crazy man with the crowd. Which set up who pitches win. If you go bang, bang, bang, and win this thing in three and you can play, you can play. And if let's say seven so he doesn't pitch wellness game. Let's say he pitches, okay, which is how he's pitched the last month or so to runs in three innings and settled down to runs in six innings. It's good. It's not great, but now the sudden going into the Chinese south, I meant to say two hundred the first three innings. Yeah, in settles down in what if they're both home runs last year in his first game in against the rock, not the Rockies. The d backs. He got four Jackson won game four. If they went back to back to back to back, nobody gets to do that. But four is your back into the history of baseball game from Clayton Kershaw who usually gives up four in a season a forty game. Yeah. I mean, I wouldn't. I don't know if I would panic on that one just yet. Right? Yeah. Well, I think I think there's more pressure on Clayton Kershaw today than there is on the dodgers collectively. I think that the dive everybody's watching to see what he's gonna. Do Zach what he's right, Chris sale. The same thing. Exactly, right. How are you going to do the? We'll see how the team does. The team will either win or lose the game. But if the dodgers win the game eight to six, we're having a conversation on Monday morning about how Clayton Kershaw pitch. We're having a conversation about why would it be done? Give up those six. What if he gives up to this in this scenario? Okay. Two of the six. But let's say when it comes out of the game, it's three, two, two and ends up eight. This at my point is, is that if he doesn't go out there and deal, if he doesn't go out there and look dominant when're you did when Buehler did than we're having a another conversation in the next round about who pitches went, it's coming. It's coming the Lakers last night game number three of the preseason. They finally got that first win and Brandon Ingram had tonight LeBron had some things to say about it here. What he had to say. Next, I'm glad that you. An eye on the same page on Schneider Snyder was, yeah, it's not. I got the real question for the grim grim reaper Rogers over the whole Bonnie Franklin did are alive alive. Okay. That's more of a guest. A firm knowledge, but I think she's alive who was the daughter, Valerie bertinelli one. And the other one was the one that had the MacKenzie Phillips. She had like drug. Oh yeah. When I was a kid watching that syndication up velo bertinelli cool to neither. Get she do with cigarettes rolled up his sleeve get after the Bonnie Franklin. Well, he was always hanging around the hanging around apartment with three update. Was that what we got Bonnie Franklin update. She's born in Santa Monica, nineteen. Forty, four sounds like she might be gone or she's five foot three in. 'cause you're one about a high. Well, and it says a buried at mount, seeing memorial park in LA. So let's piece MS Franklin. Yeah. You did another one. Travis. Travis because Rosh might be wrong on that one. No, I think I'm right on this one, and that's a shame that means no reboot, I guess now, well, they'll rebooted this won't be hurt. That's all they'll find a lookalike. Looks like Mary Lou Retton this double. They'll go get Mary Lou Retton and married. I read on dancing with the star trying. That's what I'm saying. All right. Lakers last night, get the first win of the season, whatever one, twenty eight to one. Twenty-three. Brandon Ingram has a big night key hit thirty one points. He was doing all sorts of the Brandon Ingram things that we're starting to get his long. He's getting to the rim. He's finishing his distributing. He's doing all of it. And it seems like LeBron has really taken a shine to the guy that he talks him up more than he talks most of these other guys. So some of those studying want points came ten fifteen from the field. He had nine boards, three assists and three steals. So all at length that he has goes right with those numbers. And I think when you pair him with LeBron James you start to and we talked about this before when you get a guy like LeBron Kobe Bryant or any of these great players, they tend to bring the best guys around him. I mean, they just do in. That's because that's because guys. I believe in where they're at what those guys are saying. They've been there done it it in their excited to play with him. I think Ingram is welcome. Being the the opportunity to play will O'Brien where guy carrier in wanted his own team. He wanted to be the center of attention in the store. We got a bunch of young puppies. They're saying themselves, it'll take time, let it grow in at some point in time I'll be with a Brian is I think there's there's almost a misconception that if you say to somebody that they're comfortable being in that secondary role, it people take it as an insult. I don't think that it is that it depends on depends on what the who the athlete is. It depends on who the athlete is. An depends on the situation. Kyri Irving didn't wanna be LeBron's sidekick, Kyrie Irving didn't wanna be the guy that was always featured as a member of the supporting cast that when you talked about the Cavs and Kyrie's an outstanding all NBA player, but it was LeBron went to the finals, three years in a row before kyri loved LeBron this LeBron that kyri hit the. Shot that beat the Golden State Warriors. I mean, he was in there and he didn't wanna be a part of that anymore, and I get it. And that's why I now. But the Lakers and Brandon Ingram in particular, I think is perfectly comfortable being part of the bronze team as not necessarily saying it doesn't have to be looked Ron and Brandon Ingram and the Lakers. He's part of it being LeBron the Lakers and being a piece of that. And that's the is player though. When you young guy in his veteran guy like like LeBron James and you're young, do trying to understand how to play the NBA game where professional game you try and take everything you can from guys like that. Why alienate them a? Why? Why child to out do them when you're talking about the number one basketball player in the world, there's not. A lot of kids go for the rent is not a lot of people that get get. You know, there's not a lot of people that get to that pinnacle in their careers to be the number one player in the world. He might be the number one player on your team play in the region. That's fine. But the number one planned a world is a different story. So when when he says something you listen, here is the number one player in the world talking about Brandon Ingram and they're. Relationship that the two of them are developing. It was great all game not just in the second half, you know his, his pace. Ability to quite a point in play. The weighing. He's very special talent. What kind of relationship with you to develop your time? Brandon is growing. More and more every day more and more every day and know what I see him. You know, and you know he's looking looking for his opportunity. Make the next jumping is, is his third year. So. So a lot of a lot of upside in q. Happy to try to get as much as that's got to be an amazing feeling to have the best player in the world. I see a lot of upside in that guy. I'm excited to get to play with them. I'm excited to see what he's going to bring next when a player like LeBron James says that about you when the best player, like you're saying in the world, says that guy right there. He could be next. We got something special in that guy, and that's what he said. Little Bros. going to be a problem. This is the year for him. I believe in him the amount of confidence it's gotta give us. It's got to be toxic eating well, knowing that that lebrons locker is next to Ingram's is it says something to me, it says to me that Luke Walton Nicole to staff the front office, realize they didn't put Lonzo ball's locker. Next to him, they put Ingram's locker next to LeBron Lonzo ball has to be playing to be anywhere. No. You like sour? Exactly, but, but they also see something Ingram and they want guy like LeBron lead him and get the best out of him both on and off the court, just have a small little conversations. You'd be surprised as guys are putting on his shoes the little bit that they can learn from a guy who's been doing it sixteen years, who's probably got another sixteen left any, here's Brennan era. I'm talking about LeBron putting the praise on him mentioned wanna, keep going on. I want to stop here. And like I said, my expectation is way hired in anyone's expectation in this role more anybody. So for him to say that it is. Shrink compliment because he's, of course he's my teammates and I got to have his bag at all times. What's it like playing with them. It's it takes us intention you more and more efficient on scorn. Then Ngoni defensive in gives me more into only defensive and just the guard my Goggin the passing lane and just shot to start off. Talked about both the things that we talked about key the number one that I can thrive in a makes me wanna work harder hearing somebody like LeBron say that about my game and the other party goes, you don't want to let him down. He takes so much attention. This is, and I think Lonzo is going to benefit from this as well. Yeah, more Lonzo in Ingram, in particular, are gonna benefit because Lonzo is the second pick Ingram was the second pick. And with that comes a massive expectation, those guys can for the first time since they're in the league, kind of be guys that just about working on their game and getting better because lebrons the one, everybody's paying. One thing that I would, I would say the Lonzo don't listen to the silly people that don't know anything. Listen to the people that had no don't get caught up in. You shouldn't miss do it your way. Not a don't. Don't do it. Dodgers jumped up Ackerman one to nothing last night on the Braves game to come today. We'll talk with Dylan Hernandez who covers the dodgers for the times we'll get his thoughts on Clayton Kershaw being putting that number two spot that's coming up. Next came number two at Dodger Stadium coming up later today. Day the dodgers win game one last night. Six to nothing, far hands. I eighty dodger general manager. He's going to be joining us at about nine twenty nine thirty. There it in between there, ninety cools anyone who's peanuts hand will be joining us then that is coming up just about an hour from right now to make sure that you check that out. Dylan Hernandez was at the game last course. He covers the dodgers for the l. a. times still good morning. How are you? I'm doing great. How are you guys? Dylan, frozen lemonade in Dodger Stadium. Let's go. Are you guys doing? Good man. We enjoy last night. We watched a game, obviously six to none. You on the mound. Blew him away. We manufactured runs not just homers. We walked got got on base again away. I tried to tell us guys here. I say, look, man, we, we got a manufacturers, oh, their home, run hitting Tiki is calling a three run home run manufacturer. That's right. We got guys on base. They did go keep in mind earlier this season. They did go through like a one month stretch where every home run they hit was a solo home run. True. You know, getting on Bay. I mean, it is important. You know, it's I wouldn't quite call that manufacturing Horon, but I totally get where he's coming from stay. They're getting guys on base, you know the cause that turns the, you know, it goes from one run being two or three rub things so. So that's definitely important. So Dylan. When you learn that review would be on the mound instead of a Kershaw last night with your mind, your thoughts was Dave Robinson making a mistake or. It was what they needed to do. Yeah, I'm still, you know, obviously it worked out at least for a day. You know, I'm still a little bit uncomfortable with it to be honest, you know, and I get where they're coming from. Right? They wanted to give both guys resin. I actually think that the bigger thing is that what it does is it keeps real and play for game five, right? You know, they, they kind of went. They kind of spun it the other way saying, well, you know, Kershaw can pitch in to and still pitching five, but really what it does, it allows real to pitch game five on extra rest and real, you know, given all this stuff is arms than through needs that extra rests. So if we were going to game too, he probably would have be available for game five or wouldn't be strongly considered for game five. Whereas here now they can go either way. You know to me, I mean, I don't know. I again, I it, it worked last night, you know. But personally, you know, to me, it just kind of sends Kershaw this message of, you know, you're not our guy anymore. And I know we're kind of starting to see that from performance standpoint. You know that said, I think it's one thing if there were like Walker bueller, right? Clearly the kids got the best stuff on the team. You know, keep pitching game on sixty three and he showed up in big moments. He's the next guy. You know, I think everybody sees that. You know, he's got his talented is off the charts just like kershaw's was when he was young, and I think you know if you have to that kid. Well, you know, that's something you just have to do. You know, my thing, like I said, you know, to me Kershaw real just kind of a little too close to really, you know, and I know you pits better in September, but you know, Kershaw skill, finish the season, what they get to seventy a, you know, is a gap big enough really to kind of, you know, throw this thing, you know, introduced this potentially destabilizing element into the whole thing and not only that, but you know, it's just a little bit. I don't know if this a spectacle the right word, you know. But I think. Hershon kind of earned that right to kind of be that guy and lease in this type of situation. So you know, again, the results are going to tell the story. They go on and win the World Series say, you know what it was the right thing to do. But personally, I guess I just I personally thought a little bit uncomfortable with the thing just because I think the the larger message that it set doing Hernandez covers the dodgers for the l. a. times and kind of stay with that for a second Dylan like the message that it sends. And I, I like the word that you use the destabilizing factor that if it goes a different way, what if today's game with Kershaw and he pitches, okay, not that he gets lit up. I think that's a different conversation. And if he goes out there and he's lights out, that's then we're up to, oh, and everybody's feeling good about everything. But what if he has a performance that's mediocre? Is there additional pressure on Kershaw despite everything he's been through because it went the way it did last night and because what might happen tonight? Oh, yeah. I mean, he's almost in some kind of pitching his life. You know, Andy McCullough the beat guy. You know, our our beacon. We were talking about that after the game yesterday. And it's like you Champa Kershaw, you know, he's, he's got the extra arrest. He does take better in Sharad you know. But yeah, especially after real, what real did yesterday, you know, and it's kind of a younger Atlanta lineup, they really didn't put any fight up last night. I mean, I think if anything, I mean, they're, they're not good, you know of any last night. I mean to me the bigger thing, there was a real indictment against the Washington nationals, right? Like hugged, you not beat that team. You know, right. I mean, they read him, they should not have fire dusty Baker, I'm sorry, you know dust. He's gonna be laughing somewhere. Right? But yeah, I think you know, absolutely. We just the way real in how dominant view and not only was he just not only what the number is good, but he kind of looked like he was in control the whole time. Yeah. So yeah, I think there's gonna be a lot of pressure on Kershaw who to to perform. You know now that said, obviously Kirsch, he's Kershaw, right? He's fine. He's gonna show up. He's going to compete, but you know, I think I don't know. You know, I, I always kind of think that athletes more than anything. Just kinda don't like being embarrassed. You know? And obviously this is, you know, everybody's got a different thing for like what embarrasses them and stuff or what you know, what could kind of be taken flight. Obviously, most guys, you know would be happy just to make a postseason roster or you know, being the number two started, it would be more than fine. But again, even my curse operate, you know, for close to a decade. This guy's been my d guy, right? You know, he's part of the DNA to. To you know you ask them what? What's the number? What's the distance that you like the most? You know, and for years you would always talk about innings pitch because to him that was, hey, I'm out there for my team. I'm doing stuff for my team. I'm that guy, you know? And yeah, you know, I think you know, especially, you know, and that's the thing that the I think goes out and pitches well tonight, I mean, that would kind of even kind of reinforced my opinion even more just because, okay, you're playing a bad team and if it didn't matter then, why are you doing? You know? And I guess that's that was kind of my thing overall was to me, it really kind of felt on necessary, right? I thought that they were gonna win the series clearly favored going in. I really probably doesn't matter which money throw out there for us. I get that you're kind of shaving this kind of game five option just in case, but it does kind of feel unnecessary and if it is unnecessary that why kind of, you know make this guy that was the cornerstone out your franchise steel slighted in any way. I just kinda done to get that that. Part of it doing an end is of the LA ties, Jonas hero Keyshawn ills, e and Travis. How great was it to see Muncie get out of the slump that he's been in over the last month or so. And what do you think Dave Roberts feels about that. Yeah, I mean, well, you gotta be, you know, you gotta be happy about that. Obviously, you know, kinda one interesting thing, right? I mean, if you kind of look at the heroes, you know yesterday Hyun Jin Ryu did not make the playoff Ross your last year, jock Peterson who led off it wasn't other division series roster last year. Muncie didn't even make the major league team last year, you know? So as much as I kinda the narratives been that it's been, you know, it's just the same team. It's back from last year and kind of not playing as well. The reality is that. Yeah, you know, there are these guys, I think on the team who you know, have quietly made strides forward. You know, I think we, we've been focusing a lot on the guys who progress, you know, maybe like Kershaw, navy dances, not quite the same guy, but I think under the radar, certain guys have been making progress, obviously, Muncie you know, the really important part of that. You know another guy wanted through out there. It's like he Hernandez, right? You know, he's a guy. You know, I talked to a scout that followed the. Dodgers probably for the last I don't know two or three, maybe four weeks of the season and he was cutting Nino. Kika is actually the one guy that's maybe of all the young players on the team, but one guy that kind of make that adjustment at the plate, you know, maybe the type of adjusted maybe I got like Jack Petersen or Cody Bellinger having made, you know where he shorted up. It's weighing and he's managed to stay off and he's been able to, actually, you know, lay off the is out of the strike zone and it's got us predicting, you know what? He does not out of the question at this guy makes an all star team this year or next year where he might be that type of player. Maybe maybe this month and a half. You know, if it's not just the fluke, maybe he has really turned this corner and can't be the next level type player. So no, that's what I would kind of be encouraged about is that you're seeing, you know, maybe this next line of guys really kind of stepping up and playing bigger roles this year, doing Hernandez LA times is our guest, and don't they got about thirty seconds left here. Does this feel different than the previous division championships going into the playoffs? And it has previously because the dodgers had to go down. To not just the last day of the season, but one hundred sixty third game does. Does it have a different field going into the playoffs. But then everything kind of changed last night because Atlanta just kind of, you know, put up anything, right? I mean, they're they're starting pitcher would look scare them lineup, looked timid, you know, and it looks like they're just gonna kinda lie down here like the dodgers roll over them. Now you know, playoff baseball, everything can change the case. So you know, Kershaw gets back tonight. We'll be having a different position tomorrow. But right now it actually feels the if anything even more wide open than it did last year, doing Hernandez covers the dodgers for LA times. Don't appreciate your time. Thanks, thank you for having me on. He'd get as well that forehands I eighty dodger general manager. He's going to join us about nine twenty nine thirty. So make sure that you are in front of your radio, forget to chance to hear the dodger general manager that's coming up in about forty fifty minutes from right now key. We're going to peel it back. Oh, we're going to peel back the pigskin next week. Five key week. Five started last night, the patriots beating the colts thirty eight to twenty four months. Coming up on Sunday and of course on money. Let's start in Kansas City with the chiefs and the Jags the chiefs. The only other unbeaten team in the league along with the Rams the Jags and Jalen Ramsey at least is he's talking quite a bit coming into. This is talking understand what he's saying. Tyreek hill is not a pure wide receiver, but he's not paid to be a periodicity was paid to be an impact. And he will see Jalen Ramsey at some point time lined up on Mooney's lined up money, either show up or shut up one of the two. That's pretty much it. But talking about the Jacksonville Jaguars Nolanda for net, they going into Kansas City with Blake, Bortles. Kency defense hasn't been great, although they played better last week against Denver. I still think he has too much offense against dominant defense at Jacksonville. I'm really into patch Mahomes right now. I think everybody is. I'm in a weird Chris Jags I don't know what that is to steal your line. I don't know what that is with. Blake, Bortles is the quarterback days. I know that they're good. Good. I know that they probably should've beaten New England in the AFC championship game last year, but I don't know what that team is with Blake Bortles and I don't know what I need to see from him, but I need to see something. Who's their back, a blank advert, no, no, he's in Tennessee onto who their backup is. When you look at you think about what they're capable of doing if they had Leonard fournette in the lineup, Tom Coughlin signature style run the football play, solid defense get after the quarterback. When a bunch of games go to Super Bowl. That's what they've been known to do. Last year. They had an opportunity to upstate New England. They didn't do it. They got scared right before the half, and he should have pushed the envelope. They didn't do it. So the rest is history. Cody Kessler. All right. Next gave the Vikings. They're on the road in Philly to take on the eagles. The Vikings, one to one eagles just to into this was is an NFC championship game rematch, but doesn't feel like either one of these teams are the best team in the NFC right now, I think when you look at the teams in the NFC you got to start off, obviously talking about the Rams at the top dog, then you move on to New Orleans. And then maybe there's a Carolina Panthers, they're sitting there, but depending on depending on how the outcome comes for them today, it just depends on the way they finish if they finished strong than they have an opportunity to take care of business. If the Vikings lose if they go to one three and one is at a rap for them it within his division, it's going to it's going to squeeze them skull, put it tight grip on owners. Casey Joyner says they have the worst. One of the worst offense of lines in the NFL. Why are you cut me off. Okay, squeeze or what a finish squeezing. Yeah, especially when you don't come all squeezing it, but but but Casey Joyner is right about the Minnesota Vikings, but I believe Zam can get it turned around. I just I just believe. Another game with two teams that are not nearly far down the road that we thought they might be the Steelers and the falcons. This one's in Pittsburgh, the falcons have only won one game. The Steelers have only won one game week five. The falcons in the Steelers have combined for two wins. That's shocking is interesting because the Pittsburgh Steelers, you would think that they would be a much better football team, more disciplined, just all the way around then they were in the past. I mean, if they if they've been in the past when they lost Todd Haley on offense is an offense coordinator who went to Cleveland. I felt like that was going to hurt being around as burger along with the rest of the offense. So far that is exactly what's been going on. They've been struggling to a degree on offense. Then we look at it from a defense aside, Mike Tomlin got the job as defensive coordinator, fix it, fix it, take control. If fix it, get your defense to play better, especially the back half of the secondary. You talk about the two divisions to the falcons are chasing New Orleans and Carolina. You look at the Steelers, there are two, three and one teams. In their division with a Baltimore and Cincinnati. If either whoever loses that game, it feels like they're cooked. I think I think so. When you you look at Baltimore in a situation that they're in, they can win a game. No problem. The Atlanta Falcons though, with that division and you're talking about you're talking about being in the division with the Carolina Panthers in the New Orleans Saints? Pretty much what is gonna come down to Atlanta office coordinator, Steve Sarkisian, Matt Ryan. They just haven't figured it out. They can't figure out how to get Julio Jones a touch now. It's so awful. The pro coz are on the road. They're going to the jets and Sam darnold came out Monday night. Football opening night, looked really good. Hasn't won a game since is just a matter of a rookie quarterback. Going through rookie. Quarterback stuff. Yeah. But the book is island Sam darnold now he's got four games on the neatest Bill. The first game, he really didn't know what he was. He scrambled around. He did a lot of different things, but he doesn't have a whole lot. This is not a New York jet team that made or make an AFC championship run. This is not a loaded defense. They don't have stood wide receivers. They got a marginal running back. I mean, it's just he's in a position where somebody's going to come in there at new coordinator, new offense and minded head coach and reap the benefits. He's keenum good enough to have that team win the division, or is that the the, the chargers, the chiefs, this, the charges of the chiefs. You're not buying keenum at all you? I don't know what I can do that can't fool with that. Keep that speaking of the chargers they are at home against the raiders home in air quotes. Kind of that place is going to be all raider fans afternoon, silver and black black, but to charge a fans of scattered raider fans. Anyway, the raider fans took over San Diego when they were down it every single year every single year at the Murph they took it over. So I think when you look at it, the raiders have been close in games for whatever reason. They haven't won a beat the Cleveland Browns, but they beat the Cleveland Browns the Cleveland browser to Cleveland. Less capable of closing a game in the raiders have. Yeah. And I think the charges though overall charge a good football team. This divisions gonna come down to Kansas City. In sandy end the Los Angeles chargers. I hate the gloss engine towards keep San San Diego. It's gonna come down to the chargers. Just going to drop the l. a. point you show me your lightning bolt. With the raiders. Are they a bad team key? I know they have a bad record, but they just need or the medium ages lost Donald Pinner, right tackle. So they're going to be struggling for a while. I think Jon Gruden made a huge mistake by getting in there releasing some guys, getting rid of some guys trading some guys. I think that's just a mistake on his part because at times he could become full of full of himself. But I think this football team has an opportunity to win some games this year. I don't think they win more than four or five. Oh, so real talk. So charges are l. a. like you say, so when they do travel up to Oakland, are you gonna take your lightning boat to the black hole. I just wanna know I wanna talk quality guy Cowboys and the Texans. The Cowboys are two and two. They could go on the right side of five hundred, which is bad news for you. Rush, bad news, man. Let me tell you my speech. All right, man. We cannot afford to win this game. I, I need to go out there. Do your worse because three into would only give Jason. Garrett, a confidence boost, vote, voter, confidence. Everyone say we must do it. We must keep that button hats and lose this game. Yes, what they need some strip clubs, they might get the right side. They have good strip clubs in Houston. Got got company Houston. Okay. We'll tell Jason, Gary Woodson the boys come on, man. We can't win this week when you look at the Houston Texans, for whatever reason, their defense is not playing wail this year. You would think would cloudy on the outside in JJ watt, peak watts. At the end of the deal now, though, hurt his whole career in a you just feel that way coming off an AC l. injury and watching a quarterback. He's played okay. This year, you had New England on ropes up in New England, but they're wanted to football team going up into the Cowboys at two and two that Prescott just run the full by thought, they don't check out. Don't check out a pass points. This Shawn Watson came back and was sell because we saw last year with the Shawn, Watson Texans were pretty good without him. They were dreadful when he comes back, everything was going to click back into place. It hasn't happened. He's been here, but the Texans have been terrible. The Texas have been terrible and and he's he, you know, he showed some flashes, but he's coming off an engineer shows, not quite frankly, don't believe that Bill O'Brien is the answer at the hip. Head coaching spot. He the first Texas, he will not be the first coach to go. Who's that. I think the Miami Dolphins coach will be the first as I think as it'll be the first to go because they'll want you Don Shula. They're going to have a collapse in that collapsed is going to be. We started off three and then all of a sudden, Jeff, Fisher started three one five minutes. The next game big, ask kids, funk, segment, we love talking to Paul, pushing buttons, the nephew, Michael Thomas, and the saints, their at home against the reds on Monday night football, the saints weird start to the season where they give up forty eight points to the bucks. Then they turn around the next week nearly beat by Cleveland at home and now at three and one an opportunity to go to four and one on Monday night football, it feels like the saints are back on the top of the list. Maybe just right behind the Rams the saints win is football game Aghia score, thirty, one seventeen. I think when you look at the offense, what they're gonna do is they're going to try to get the football to my nephew, but Washington's go try to take him out of the game with Josh norm. We'll a little bit of help over the top drew Brees smarter, quarterback distribution ball that Kamara Ted Ginn and anybody else that's open. Do we know what the Redskins are that is not. That's just that's another one of those full goal type situation. You know, they got the hall to Packers, go. They beat the Packers in a in a in a rain storm. That's the hogs off. If the Packers had to play them, ten times the Packers will win nine of them. All right. The ravens and the Browns. The Browns are much better than I think a lot of people thought they were, especially the won. One game the previous two years have already one one. They've tied another one. They're going up against the division leader, the Baltimore Ravens. They are three and one the rounds looking to win their second game. Yet a browser looking win their second game, and I'm rooting for him, but they're going up against the Baltimore Ravens. The ravens are playing good football right now. Joe flacco plan like one hundred million dollar quarterback of a couple of years ago, like Super Bowl when it quarterback the defense Terrell suggs is playing like they're Super Bowl, caliber defense, but Cleveland on the other hand, I'm rooting for him. I'm rooting for them to do well. I think they have six or seven games in in this year. They turned it around. They retool the roster. They got a young nucleus on defense. I don't know what Baker Mayfield is. I don't know what that is. Energy energy of nothing else when he came in and they beat the jets that night. There was an incredible amount of energy in the building. I wonder if it shows running the commercials the next day him selling suits in Michigan. I mean, like, but you know, good to be a quarter, but one of the things that you don't do as always been told don't be a celebrity quarterback. Don't don't met the height surpass play on the field. Aaron Rodgers celebrity quarterback, Tom hall of Famer, Tom Brady is a hall of Famer. They were not celebrities before they became made men. So you've got gotta be Jared Goff and just kind of keep it under the radar right now. Patrick Mahomes is becoming a celebrity. Quarterback dole told don't get there though. Those stores don't have me showing up on billboards everywhere. All of a sudden that's a disaster. It's a disaster disaster with who just in your own mind, it's a disaster food away. People build you up. Literally Travis and listen to the next day. They start Emeli Rosh. They started. Baker Mayfield started selling shoes the next day. They run into Clinton thought they were gonna win it into the game. They had to catch hit while he was. You can't do it. Don't start. Let me get to you. That was one of the Tony romo's problems. He started. He started becoming a celebrity quarterback. I'm ally rush. Well, yeah. I guess when he didn't when they had that by week, he win to go on vacation with Simpson friend date, Jessica Simpson in the country singer cheek, they showing it in the box. All it. Nothing wrong with box. Who's about what happened? They did all that. Oh, that is not right. This is bit, but don't be don't be a celebrity quarterback Panthers three and one there at home against the giants who are one in three and out. Imagine every day since the beginning of the season that saquon Barkley is been good, but the giants need a quarterback. Eli manning looks DirecTV oil. Yeah, ally manning, there's nothing they can do about it right now. They can't go to young guy. You got team right now this on the ropes a coaching too. Coaching is trying to figure it out. He got saquon Barkley you made that choice at number two. You gotta live with ODA Beckham is being Beckham again, but what all that means. He's talking just mad and screaming and being odeal, and now that's going to the media's going to latch on an ad and try to create something out of that. Will you think a distraction again, don't be a celebrity quarterback. What about being a celebrity? White outta me, he's, he's certainly that you can do that at the at the receiver position. What's the difference? Receiver position is not relied on running the team. It's not. You're not the. Captain. You're not the, the guy that everybody looks to the quarterback is a special. They got they own little cocoon. They're all special. They got their own little locker rooms. They meet with the quarterback coats separately. It's a, it's a special deal receivers. We're allowed to be colorful. You're allowed to be flamboyant. We're allowed to be. Fun. Extroverted, we're allowed to be we passionate passionate, you know, quarterback supposed to be subdued and relaxed. Quarterbacks are also supposed to be good in Eli, manning isn't good right now, and they're not helping him in the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton. They're good right now. They are. They're good football team Carolina New Orleans right now is a better team in that division. I would probably say Carolina. Cam Newton or Andrew luck decided you look last night. What type of damn question is at Cam Newton or Angela, that's a new seat. Him balls it. You see them footballs that Andrew luck was throwing down through three do throw a pig. I ended new stop that high hand which when you got resume. Andrew Luxy Gwen. You're in Los Angeles. Nice right there. It was pretty good. Stop miss my ass me that last night is watching the game. They say, Andrew luck, edgy, look, what do you think about him? I said many Jews. You see that picky through. That's what I'm thinking about in garbage. Cam Newton's put up a Super Bowl season. He's put up an MVP season. He's done. He's been a really, really good in the NFL player. Doesn't miss time incredibly durable. That's what did you look is on the hype machine? He went to Stafford. He's a number one. Pick his dad worked at Virginia Tech. He's a great guy. Oh, he's going to be just like paid many stop. All right. So the one of the games that we haven't talked about the game that we're gonna see Sunday afternoon one twenty five pre game shows starting at ten thirty is the Rams and the Seahawks. And as far as I can tell ki- haven't spent. I don't know couple months with you so far that to be considered a good team in the NFC. You need to go on the road to Seattle and beat the Seahawks if the Rams come back five, zero from this game, are you going to sit next to me driving the Jared Goff an wagon? No, because I still need to see what it looks like. No use in you are which we know you know, you said no, they gotta go to Seattle may yet use whispering then? Yeah. 'cause I don't know what it looked like. Confusing. Yes. In one breath you're saying you are what your record says. You are the raiders there one, two, three. The Rams are four, no, and you're like, I need to see more than I need to what you can't be. Both those need to see hostile environments. And if he added to use it to miss coming down in the air, I need to see that I needed Seattle, I, if Seattle still had the lead you to boom, if Russell Wilson was still playing at high level, I'd be with you, but none of care forgot how to coach. No, but Pete Carroll needs good players to have a good team. And I think he has some good players like you used to have and two, they beat Arizona whose terrible so to Durant, I understand, but they needed a last second field goal to be there zone. Horrigan Cowboys team ramp speed of thirty five to nothing. They needed a Sebastian Jankowski fifty yorker to beat the cardinals. Yeah, but they was messing around with a rookie quarterback, Josh Rosa messed up Rosenthal, right? Oh gosh. What. All right. So they need to see it for you. I think for the rest of the league, we're all we're already kind of there because they lose and I know you do. I can tell I can tell. Weapons that they have the defense that have this good all the way around there. Good. I know they give up thirty two the Vikings, but when they needed to get stops when they needed to get to Kirk cousins, they were able to do it. We saw Suge get home. We saw John Franklin, Myers with that strip sack, and we saw Aaron, Donald, get home twice. I just think not that they're disinterested, but when they have to get that pressure, they can get it. They can get that stop and, oh, by the way, they're going to score thirty five points a game. Yeah, I think I think when you look at it the Rams offensively and defensively stop and play when anybody defensively they could take it pretty much play with anybody. Concerns me as the back end secondary the linebackers. That's the only concern if they were going up against a more explosive, high power type offense, the New Orleans Saints to say, not even the Philadelphia Eagles maybe the Kansas City Chiefs that I will be overly concerned with the back end of the secondary and alive backers. Now they're going up against more conservative type team in Seattle. The only question Mark for me is Seattle at home typically plays. Will at home for whatever reasons of twelve may comes out. I know the Rams went up there last year and put us a lack in on him. And that was last year. This is a different year. Sometimes there's those teams that you play down to in just get you. You know, it's interesting. You say that because I think what the Rams have been extraordinary at is not doing that. The Rams really haven't played down. You look at the teams they've played. So for Arizona's terrible, they beat them thirty four to nothing. You go up against a raider team and again, I know there were losing at the half thirty five to ten, but after that they put their foot down. They finally got a little bit of timing because they hadn't been in the preseason thirty three to thirteen the chargers. They beat thirty five to twenty three. I mean they're winning games by double digits. They're not messing around and letting bad teams hanging around with them. They're putting it on them. I think they're going to do it again this week. I think they should. They should win the game. I mean, I pick Seattle in our picks, but they should win the game. They should win the game. So I'm just roll the dice rolled into the game at Denver. They play Seattle at Seattle this week. And then next week on the fourteenth at Denver. That's an interesting one. Because if all of a sudden you've got. Mills loud and it's loud. It's Denver, it's von Miller topa fourteenth. It could be cold snow, maybe probably not been making the cold home little did. This is again, going back to what the Rams have been able to do if they get those playoff games in the Coliseum. That's huge because we saw it with the greatest show on turf when you have to go outside when you have to go into cold weather with the timing with the passing all of these things. That's why these games winning these games now. So you get to play in the Coliseum January, that's a big deal. No, it is a big deal and winning your division, you know, winning four games in a row beating Oakland in Minnesota's an charges. And Arizona's you start off four? No, you probably gonna clip Seattle at five zero. Even if you drop the Denver, you still got a San Francisco and he come home to tough Green Bay team. You go to a New Orleans team. That'll be tough for you, but you get Seattle back at home need Craig Kansas City in Mexico. You get a by get rested up. You come back Detroit's not very good, and you go to Chicago, the play Philadelphia at home, then you finish up with San Francisco that smells like that should potentially be a second round by at least. Yes. No. I mean, the second see in a fertile vision around it rise. You have updates. Yes, you do gentlemen in the dynasty, yo football league? My fantasy keeper league. I've just made a tree with Adam Bronstein. I had to treat Cooper Cup had a trade them away traded Cooper Cup, and I put him with Giovani Bernard. I parlay that and got Freeman back now. Carole's talks with his team always next year. We're, we're close to making a trade fair, but we did make a trait that was going to do it for Derrick, Henry who's struggling as we know. And we know he's losing some carrying from touches. So I had to make that trade independence football league Keyshawn. No, you want to keep up with them doing their fantasy football. Well, that's too not not going know. It's not basketball that started. We're have our draft next week, Travis in want to get into the league, but that's okay. So anyway, the trade Cooper cubs, no longer on my team. I'm sure that would make you happy because you don't like Cooper Cup that much. He was the number three receiver and you still think he's a bad receiver. Number three, fantasy receiver got more touchdowns this year than the Julio Jones. Got the last five to ten years combined. What are you kidding less about? Raja's fantasy or Cooper Cup rouses fantasy football. Kupa cups in Kouba cubs doing what they're allowing him to do. Number three, we fever in fantasy football man. Now, if you're asking me if I thought Hoover Cup would be as good as he's being for Rams, no. When I scouted him, I felt that just a gun but put him in the right speed hands routes, where they put him in the right position, they saw what they needed to see for that type of guy. That's what they targeted. They targeted that in. They wanted that they didn't want. Calvin Ridley type, you know. Calvin Ridley wasn't going to be available where they were saying that type of player. He's done a remarkable job. He's been the third down guy. He scored touchdowns. He's been doing a whole bunch of things say saying, I won't Kuba coke because he's white. I know what you did not say that that ain't got play. We did get the whole good route runner, hands guy. Motor coaches came from a solid family back, solid background. You you, you know, you can count on him. You know, he's going to do at word, manage the way y'all. Describe all players all of the verses angry. They don't forget really strong athletically gifted with the website, smart on the field. They would never say not this smart feel here's down, no, no, you don't. They say, instead of not that smart instinctive instinct that that's the bad.

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Hour 1 - What will we see during Padres intersquad games, Darren gets a COVID test and Dennis Lin talks Padres

The Darren Smith Show

43:18 min | 3 weeks ago

Hour 1 - What will we see during Padres intersquad games, Darren gets a COVID test and Dennis Lin talks Padres

"The white glove gives. Previously on Darren Smith Show. A. chugging. Opinion I didn't see the end of the clip, but I'm guessing that that was not a popular answer. You sure I'm not a, but that's what came out of Bruce Mouth. So to speak I have a hook in my room. They look nothing. Welcome to the Darren Smith Show. This is the big one boy. This is the one that brings us back soon. Am Radio on rain once law. Now, here's Darren. You quote. On xtra thirteen sixty. Still don't get it. Still don't quite understand it a little bit of an echo there Jim Russell. Hey, their greetings to you. It is a Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of July for two thousand twenty I. Am Darren Smith. This is extra thirteen sixty am. FM One zero, three, three available on HD radio at one one point five. FM Channel Number to find it wants. Put it into the presets. presets you are ahead of the game. The iheartradio APP is a free APP. Download Music podcasts. This show auto download this show that way if you miss a single second, and you want to go back later in the day, listen to that silly conversation because you were out of the loop. You don't know what happened in the final minutes of this program yesterday you. You can go back and listen to that entire segment where mortgages lost it. You can go to the iheartradio APP Sports S. T. DOT COM. It is up and running and is being revealed with all sorts of new content. This is the content industry sports, T., DOT, com, that is our website. Find all sorts of valuable information and content. They're smart speakers last, but not. Not Least Siri Alexa. They know how to start streaming. US immediately and if you ask, they will do so. We are with you today for three hours. We are back from the wine cave. So this will be a relatively quiet afternoon I made sure to check with some of the construction workers who were positioned here nearby. Which is why we were over at the. A Garden for the last couple of days, but this is show number sixty nine from the wine cave show number seventy eight outside of the IHEART Studios, seventy, eight, the slippery slope to one hundred that we are on, we are in a free fall here to one hundred shows at least outside of the Iheart Studios, and that voice that you heard during the top of the show open. took her a little while to compose herself yesterday, but she's back. She's getting said. I do believe to go down to PETCO. Park a little later on this afternoon. We welcome back to the wine cave Mardi Caswell. Martha. What's going on? Did any of that ever make any more sense for you? A little later on in the day, the hook the Hammer, no, okay and. Rather than allow continue to elaborate express. Why didn't like that answer? I decided to go ahead and move on. If you don't understand what I'm trying to say, then you don't understand what I'm trying to say. Well, the answer didn't make any sense. You know the answer from yesterday show, which was an nfl hall of Famer, Family Feud Celebrity family feud situation was hall of Famer Bruce Smith Yes who was player for a tool and he instead. A male anatomy, so it didn't make any sense at all, which is sort of the whole point of the clip, but then ended up spinning down some side street where morty couldn't quite figure out the difference between a Hook and a hammer or screwdriver or drill, and it got very confusing and is confusing as Bruce Smith's answer was your answer was actually even somehow more? So as we couldn't quite figure out what you were going for, even he'll listen to that back. What is she saying? Don't has a hook and a hammer in the room. I thought about it later on when I went for an evening stroll, Darren, entrust me my my answer made more and more sense, but the one takeaway from yesterday is if we ever have. You ever on family feud. You will probably not invite me to be on your team I. Think you'll invite Jim Russell absolutely that you will not invite me. No and the reason is because we have over the years now going on seventeen years I think. One another seventeen years. I think that we have learned one thing about you and I think that people now. They experienced this via the text line that you could ask Marty the simplest of questions. You could just literally save Mardi well. What Day is it well? What Day do you think it is? What do you want to be? Just you can never answer a very very simple question. You cannot answer yes, or no questions, which is sort of become part of the puzzle, the text contest every day seven, zero, four, seven, zero first word of the tex-mex ta. You have been asked more questions via the text line over the last several months, then all the questions that you probably have been asked over the seventeen years and I. Don't think you've answered any of them. So I think for I think that that experience would absolutely influenced me into not picking you as my partner for family. Because you would just sort of turn, and you would say well. What do you mean by that and you don't have time? For what do you mean by that you got to go? You got fifteen seconds. You Got Twenty seconds. Steve Harvey doesn't have that kind of time. He doesn't have time to say well. Listen so what you're picturing. Here's a hook and then with a hammer and then maybe. You would be very. It'd be a hostile witness. You're always a hostile witness, so it wouldn't work for you. You'd be a bad choice. You'd be a good choice for other shows. You'd be a bad choice for that show. That's all. Now good. Jim would be bide between the two of you to doubt seven days out of seven. It would be Jim. Russell good afternoon to you, sir, this is G. I would not ask a thousand questions. I would just say some Raynham. Stuff out I would probably pull a Bruce Myth. Honestly. If you're asking me, so, you would just like say A. A Word I wouldn't say whatever word popped in your mind would just pop out of your mouth in that situation, and instead of saying the name of a tool you would say penis, no, not to that extreme, but I would probably just say something that didn't like. I'd pull. A A guy wrote like that type of thing like saying something random that. Sense at all, right, he's a skateboard. Yeah, W. hippopotamus! Is that what we Papa Demus? Okay, right all right. Let's just okay wasn't expecting that display. That was something to be seen here. I wish that we were streaming the show. That visual. Then it was what you all think as you were listening to what it was that morning Joe, said about safe words. Yes, Guy Rose and hippopotamus doctor. Phil's word. That's not doctor. Phil's Word is hippopotamus. Right gyms apparently is. The day that was in the early days of PSA's yeah, that was the second March. Seventy five shows ago. If you stuck with us through all this, this was in the beginning stage of these home shows that was seventy-five shows ago at least when we were playing celebrity PSA's every day. We've had some celebrity PSA's locked and loaded in our sound fault, but we just haven't taken them out of the sound. We've had a really killer Matthew mcconaughey one because you could do, Matthew mcconaughey every other day at this point, we've had one locked and loaded for the better part of a week. It's been so long as a matter of fact. I don't even know that it's still available, but. Jim It find it. We'll play it a little later on in the program. Maybe we could play it later. We got a pack show. Today could be really really busy show, and it's nice and quiet now. Listen I like being over there. At what are we referring to your? It's no longer the spinach cave. If you're just getting with us, that name has been retired. Much like the Washington redskins. The Spinach Cave has been officially retired. So, what did we decide? Did we decided we decided? We've got a garden in. Time, okay, well, do we I guess we do? We will probably be backed up by the end of the week. We have a lot of times. Yeah, I think we're going to have I think we're GONNA have until at least. At least another month of this, so at least another month, and that might be a best case scenario, but yeah you continue to see things happening not just in the world of sports, but in the world. Like the Rose Parade which was canceled today, which is scheduled, that's a New Year's Day tradition for so many people, and for the first time ever cancelling the Rose Parade which I know for many many years sitting right here on this cow, it's. Part of a tradition of ours to wake up on New Year's Day. Get up and watch the rose. Parade I'm one of the channels any of the channels. Absolutely that about you. Know that it's my choice, but you usually what happens is we go to dinner with friends? We don't even know. Maybe that's a tradition that will or won't work. We couldn't really tell you to here today. We go out to dinner. We've been to the same restaurant for the most part for the last seven or eight years. You creature of habit that same couple then we'll sleep here and all sorts of Shenanigans go on around the house, and everybody just gets faced and falls off chairs and stuff, and then we wake up and watch a little college football and make some breakfast burritos and watch the Rose Parade. Parade than what some of the college games like you're sitting Gosh Almighty like that might be a tradition now that I hadn't even thought of because somebody months down the road because we're just sitting here, trying to get through July. We're just trying to get through nine more days, so we can get to the start of the baseball season, and we're not even sure what that's going to be, but now we know for sure that the rays rose parade. Today been canceled so who knows we might be broadcasting between. Crown, point and North Park for the foreseeable future. We'll see what happens and when we go there, we are treated to home, cooked meals, and when we come here, we go get burritos. So a little bit of everything, and we're happy to continue to support brothers. Mexican restaurant. Pack shouted a dentist. Lynch speaking of the PADRES is. GonNa join US coming up at the bottom of the hour. Denison from the athletic covers the club and we know now it was announced Fox Sports San. Diego will broadcasting both Exhibition Games next week both summer game summer Camp Games next Monday and next Wednesday against the Los, Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday will be Pekka Park a week from today. It's going to be at. At Angel Stadium Fox San Diego will be broadcasting both of those games, and they are scheduled to broadcast all sixty regular season games now. What's interesting and I don't know about those who will be watching, but I think more interesting for us in our field is that they will be broadcasting the games all sixty of them. They will not be traveling Donald cellamare grant will not be. They will be broadcasting from PETCO Park. Which? Again, is just our norm. That's just a part of it. You can do it. You could do it off a monitor. Your not going to have the crowd shots anyway, so you're not going to zoom in on the one fan who's sitting there with quadruples scoop of ice, cream, or fifty empty beers, or whatever it is whatever sort of unintended comedy it is Margaret usually finds out there in the crowd sleeping fan this. I. Do wonder what it's GonNa be like at home since the padres are opening at home and I. Bring this up because I was watching major league soccer and major league soccer is playing in a bubble in Orlando, and there are things that I don't think the players can see, but that we can see on television. We've talked about this with German soccer and we've talked about this with return to play from different sports around the World Korean Baseball Cetera about putting now in. Different sport. They put some sex dolls out there, but we've seen mannequins and we've seen cardboard cutouts. The things that I like I. Don't know that this is live in Orlando. But if you look at the far side of the field, there's a big board and it looks like a bunch of fans have zoomed in. Now I don't know if the players can see that or not, or if that's just something that the viewer can see, and it superimposed out there on the field, so that we can see it in our living rooms, but you have and paid for this enormous board. This video board down there at PETCO. Park, right so you can entertain people who were there who were at the Games who WanNa post pictures on Instagram who want to post pictures and use hashtags? Padres live or whatever the Hashtag is, you would probably know better than I. and they paid a fortune for this board because they wanted to increase the in game experience, and I wonder what their plans are for that board during the Games themselves. Would you put up a bunch of fans zooming in? So at least you can look up and you could see of sixteen twenty twenty four thirty fans so that you could see that. That up on the board. Maybe maybe you're taking a bit of a risk, but it's not like it's being broadcast. It's not like you've gotta worry that you're offending anybody inside of PETCO Park because nobody's impeccable walk right so if somebody gets away with something, that's a little bit profane or something. That's a little bit blue or you know somebody. pops their top takes their shirt off or does whatever drops trial like AETNA. Offended by that, you're not going to file complaints. I wonder though because you paid for this huge board here. What are you GonNa? Do with it right feel like you should do i. don't know maybe you zoom in some fans or I don't think I haven't heard anything about the cardboard cutout here not yet about San Francisco. Year. Dodgers are doing that interesting. Okay, so that's an idea again that we've seen a little bit border Shia Moenchengladback, which is my I'm a lifelong borough marching Gladbach supporter. As most of you know saw them they did that. They said for twenty bucks you could pay for a cardboard cutout could be a likeness of yourself. The money went to a local charity which I thought was a really really good idea, yeah! Yeah was yes, nearly times from from bill. Shake in the dodgers are doing it now, and they're selling it for the full season, so depending on where your the cardboard cutouts seat faces located the price ranges from one hundred and forty nine dollars to two hundred ninety nine dollars for the full season for the full season. So you'RE GONNA. That's GONNA be pricing, and for what thirty games for thirty and and postseason. Cardboard cutout! The German Soccer Club charge twenty bucks I know. 'cause I we looked into it. We thought about doing it and I said well. I like something a little closer to home something that matters a little bit more to me even as a lifelong borough. You don't. Want to do you. Would you twitter fifty bucks? Where's that money? Go One hundred and forty. It's going to a dodger foundation, so it's quite. It's going to a good cause to your point it depending on where your seat is. Behind home plate if you're like in the Mary Hart, seats or whoever spinal plate still have those who you might never mind. That's bad example who who else who's lyric is. He's still gonNA gained king. Is the agent. Kevin Towers always sit with right there behind home plate. Oh Yeah, Yeah Gilbert now. Gilbert, yes, if you're in those seats, I'd imagine those right behind home plate would be two hundred dollars, hundred and forty nine, maybe somewhere in the outfield, first base third base line whatever else, but that's how that's. The cost for full season proceeds. Go there foundation. Well thought about. I said I think you had this big board. And it sort of feels like. What are you gonNA. Do just unplug it for the whole. Electric. In the stands be like wow I. Guess there's no like when you go on a trip. Do you unplug everything in the house like I always unplugged the coffee. Make you yeah of course I do. All about saving that money. You kidding me, you keep that stuff plugged in. Even if you're not using it ends up taking of your electricity and you end up paying for that sort of stuff so anytime gone long weekend. Yeah, absolutely I, try to plug as many things possible here. You. Don't do that now. I don't like programming the coffee maker. See. That's an espresso machine over there, so we don't have a clock on that. You still have a clock on your coffee maker. Yes. What time set for? For six thirty. You sure positive. Okay didn't sound like it. What, but you can unplugged. I. Try UNPLUG. I'm very I'm trying to be Green Mister Coffee Darren and I program every night. PLATES CUPS MR coughing, right you and Manny Machado. You guys know a good product when you see a man dependable. Sorry that you've had the slung over here when we've had an espresso coffee being honest, you pick. A to the garden for the last couple of weeks. Yes, it's good to know that you have a mister. Coffee Tried and true people love it. People Swear by it. So Dennis will be able to talk a little bit about all of that, and plus like. How does this get narrowed down? Like? When do the padres need to formally put their roster? This is much different than it is during spring training, right, it's July fifteenth, wondering who's going to be on the opening thirty, which is going to get trimmed down to twenty eight, which is going to get turned down the twenty six. How many men in the rotation is there an argument to be made for people more than five is at six. Is it Lucchessi? Quantrill, so we'll start paring it down just a little bit because it's nine days away and nine days before opening day is about when you start saying I think Dennis. Road at the black. He's done the math onto it appears appears the Chris. Paddock is in line to be the opening day starter. I think what we. Sure and I think that I think tingler mentioned. He announced a starter this week. Oh, so the suspense I just killing me about maybe maybe Garrett Richards and I'll tell you why okay so you can get as much out of that guy's possible. He's a free agent. At the end of the year, and this sucker got cut down by one hundred ten games, so you better get and squeeze as much as you can. Out of that guy because that guy walks at the end of this year. Contract original contract two years fifteen million bucks. Yeah, okay, which was essentially like one guy right, and now it's even less than one. Maybe you SORTA say. Maybe we could squeeze. A couple of more starts out of this guy. Running as Much as possible. Depending on how he's throwing the ball, which again is is certainly not something that I can answer. I don't know the dentist can answer it I, would yes I. Would say to me a couple of weeks back. Who Do you think we'll be opening? I. Understand the rationale behind it Chris, Paddock. But I also would say hey, man. I'm trying to get as much as possible. How to this guy, so listen doesn't exactly worked out according to plan, but unlike is while I have him if he's throwing well to squeeze out perhaps an extra start, so that would be my thought, but I'm not the manager, so Dennis Leno be here. Dylan Hernandez La Times will join US coming up our number two to talk about. Whatever we never know. What Dylan Hernandez. Lot, MLS. BASEBALL BUBBLE ON THE BUBBLE LA our number, three. We're expecting a conversation with former NBA player Matt Barnes, who is the CO host of the all the smoke podcast? Matt Barnes who is famous for many things. He is famous for many things in life as a Ucla Bruin whenever I think about math barnes. I think about one of the great images of Kobe Bryant where Kobe Bryant was guarding and inbounds pass handled by Matt, Barnes and Matt Barnes. Tried to get him to flinch and Kobe just took talking back and forth rocking back and forth always think about that moment. He's been very very intriguing player. He's not part of the NBA bubble. He actually has a different tournament that he's involved with. It's called the five tournament. It is the five tournament pro basketball invitation all. It's going to be in LAS, Vegas. It is in Las. Vegas starting in just a couple of days over the weekend at the Orleans hotel, so we'll spend some time on that. Matt Burns born expected to be us. Be here coming up in our number three and of course I'm the lead today. Today's Wednesday yesterday. Oh wait a SEC worse video yet. Really okay, let's go. Shoot this video might not everyone shoot videos and then taking tests. Say again, everybody's shooting videos of them getting taken. Yeah. And you're in your car, right? I was in my car, so you're fine. I was in my car go. You survived survived. Kate. One bad. Was the build up and the apprehension leading up worse than the actual experience without a doubt. Okay, really yes, how long did it take? How many seconds twenty? From start to finish nostrils. Okay Wow, so I! Have Video I haven't shared, said video, but I will show it to Mardi I under had her advisement I will or won't post it. Okay, but it. Really I've seen a lot of these videos of seeing tennis players, boxers Z. Fighters I've seen it I, said Oh. Gosh! That is cringe-worthy, right? Apparently, they've made some advancements in this regard, really long q tip. Q Tip Yeah. I would say. Longer than a pen. Maybe pen and a half. But it didn't go all the way up. Didn't go all the way up. You've heard from other people like when Jack. Cronin went and got his. We heard from Jack that felt like it was hitting the back the front of his brain. That was in the case here, and as a matter of fact, doctors would flat out tell you listen. This is not gonNA be pleasant experience. We can't sugarcoat this. It's not gonNA be. This is not your like this. We didn't get any warning and say hey I'm just gonNA. Stick this up there. I'm going to spin it around five times in like I'm going to take a stick it up the other nostril I'm going to spin it around five times and I'm going to do that, and then you're free to go scrambling you brain scrambling. Scramble Brain. Keep your eyes closed. I, did really I did. I did and I again I. It was whatever they were doing a couple of weeks ago now again. Maybe this was just a baseball. I talked to people who work in baseball with had the saliva test okay? That's not what I had. This was definitely a nasal swab, each nostril, same q tip by the way. I was worried I was going to get a nose. Bleed didn't happen though. and. Spun it around and have a nice day. Okay, doc, see you later. was very safe felt very safe very good again. The whole thing took about twenty seconds. It took longer to. Learn to spell. My name than did to actually do the test today. Radio Hospital right off the one sixty three. So yes, that video I think I'll tomorrow, and we'll get her unbiased review of the video coming up here in a little bit okay, but again I don't know that I was supposed to do it. I don't know. Film it absolutely I don't want to put anybody in a weird position, but it was done. It was easy. I hope that everybody else has to go. WHO has to get a test for whatever reason? I hope that it's. Enjoyable, but I hope that it is as simple and as pain free and hassle-free is mine was today Dennis Leonard the athletic when we come back on Xtra thirteenth, Sixty and FM, one three three. We WanNA. Thank ranch events for providing meals for our essential workers at extra thirteen sixty. They are a full service catering company. They serve San Diego all of San. Diego the community now for over thirty years. Family is six can enjoy a homemade meal for only twenty five bucks, lunch and dinner available for pickup in Mission Valley Book Your Order Today. At ranch events dot com. Click on pickup. Let us say a Lotta Dennis Lindsay Athletic Dennis Lynn. Who recently entertain the masses with? With a Padre Fan mailbag answered a lot of your questions. I think those are always great I'm always curious to see what kind of questions padre have fans have for Dennis Lind? Did a good job answering them. Read it today. You can as well just go to the athletic. We are nine days away from the scheduled start of the regular season for the padres at home against the Arizona, diamondbacks and Dennis Lind joins us on extra thirteen sixty. Good afternoon to you Mr Lynn. Beer. It's going well. Thank you very much nine days away. If we were nine days before the start of the regular season in March heading in April, I don't know how much different life would be, but we would be spending a ton of time talking about roster cuts last minute decisions, etc, start with this. Since summer camp began here in San Diego. How would you say it's gone? I it appears smooth from the outside, but you're much more on the inside. How is this gone up into this point now nine days before the start of the regular season. For the poverty just seems relatively smooth 'cause they're to some of these other teams that have had to. Lay workouts, or even in some cases canceled workouts, because especially these technical results are still given the league, some problems and You would say that out in the next nine days before the season starts, but for the five, or it's been okay and I think the. Thing for them, as even though they want to compete this year, they brought it brought a lot across becks, relatively speaking, picking up, and that's obviously where they're still staking a feature on his prospects so. They're able to get some of these guys element, and from the sounds of them holding their own. These guys a major league. Guys you know pretty quality looks in these intra squad scrimmage is so. It's been been nice to have some baseball to talk about. It's just Still trying to wrap my head around everything. That's going on and just fact that only nine days away feels like there's a lot of rising around the league that they might even get the full season and right now, but. I. Guess, we'll cross that bridge when we get. And to that point you know it is being reported at this hour the California right now unless I get it. There's a lot of different ways that people will chime in on this conversation, but is record setting. Positive cases today over eleven thousand somewhere in that range and somebody will say testing and people will say whatever. But as we're seeing what we're seeing around the country Dennis whether it's the state of Texas Arizona here in California. The state of Florida et Cetera. Like like what sort of conversations are you aware of as we're seeing this spike across the country, and at the same time more approaching opening day twenty twenty. How how is this being managed internally by major? League Baseball. That's a question I think it's really complicated issues here. Because every every team teams in California. They all have different stations. are that part of different jurisdictions like you? You've probably heard the dodgers in La they. Going I if they're if they're gonNA follow the county. Health guidelines they have to quarantine. People who've been exposed to corona virus fourteen days, and that's caused a lot of issues with getting glares and camp for the dodgers. So you start with a competitive integrity of the league and right now that's going to be probably all over the board at this rate. Then the testing issues and access testing for the public. That's that's a really complicated tasks so I. Think not that people have blinders on and baseball. That I think people are still even if there's rising up around league, people are just still very hopeful that. This is GonNa work out somehow, but there's there's no roadmap that everyone has already set for this, and there's no precedent so. I think it's going to be day by day. Thing even going into the unit. Everything looks looks good inside a baseball with the testing numbers so a relatively good. Because as you mentioned these these numbers on the outside of the public, it's it's very worrisome. Teams have started traveling yet. You think about the ripple effects of you know thirty able bodied young men going out into the city and. Hopefully, thank lurking. It's going to be It's going to be interesting to see how these teams individually. Kind of police guys to to stay inside. Sanders do their best to do their part of. Tired of virus, but otherwise it's It's GonNa. Be Really Complicated Desk I think. The, athletic has reported that some teams are actually not just relying on major league baseball's testing protocols sending stuff to labs in Utah Cetera. Tommy Fan I. Don't want to be reckless or irresponsible with the way I'm going to frame this question, but if I heard correctly when Tommy, Fan was speak in media over the weekend. He said something about being cleared by the city, but he hadn't yet been cleared by baseball to your knowledge. Are The padres just just riding with the MLB protocols? Or is there room similar to what we've heard and seen with other clubs that that that maybe there they've got supplemental testing, or they're doing things just a little bit differently. I'm pretty sure I heard that right from. He said something about being cleared just not by Major League, baseball. Yeah I mean. It's hard to know everything that went into that or everything that goes with each of these cases because of privacy, and how much these players and teams choose to disclose about individual cases, but in that case I guess you know He. Even testing negative for a while and I guess he had. Some issues with Negative negative tests getting those actual results from the League so that might suggest that. Maybe he had gone elsewhere. I know a lot of players that doing that. You hear about cases where players keep passing positive, even though they don't have symptoms but they've been corn for a while, so in those cases, some of those players go out and get the. Naval swamps that are not being used by you. Live attest but insomnia case. I think I'm just talknet the public guidelines. They felt like he was at a place where he wasn't gonNA be. An especial threat. If you go public, but yeah, he He probably didn't follow and we'll be protocol there because you haven't gotten. Those two official negative test results back from MLB. So that's that's the padres clean up and they kind of knowledge that, but that's just kind of illustrates how difficult it's going to be wrangle all these guys and Keep them inside if they do come into contact with code or they test positive themselves, it's going to be a very moving target, I think in different cities and. Different jurisdictions so the pottery working on I think an internal code of conduct, and that's obviously hasn't been ironed out yet, and you would hope in the next nine days. They could have finished. Interesting Dennis Leonard the athletic, joining us on extra thirteen sixty. What is your sense of how the satellite squad is GonNa work so you can have up to sixty players. I think. The padres are at fifty three. Maybe they add a couple into the mix to start the season. You can have thirty on the active three on the taxi squad. Then it goes to twenty eight. Then it goes to twenty six, but again you can remain with three hundred taxi squad meaning. You could bring players with you. You end up in a series where you know you need a infielder or an arm. You can have that at your disposal. But the satellite squad because you know one of the things we all have heard over the years. Dennis is in somebody's case like. Let's say you know actor. Oliveros right like well. Is it better to have them with the team, or is it better to get them regular at Bats Pass, right? We've all heard this phrase. A million different times for a bunch of different players does that. Apply here this year given the unique circumstances that you might have to make a decision where you put a player on the roster. He might not get the at bats that he would get an different situation or is that the purpose of the satellite squad to keep playing intra-squad Games that at least can keep a guy you know moving around a little bit and get them more time than he would get if he were part of the Thirty Twenty, eight twenty six man roster makes sense. Yeah again. I think this is seventy lost to see how everything works out when they actually get going, but I think the way you put it. Is pretty accurate these these guys on the satellite roster and Differentiating into the taxi squad, which is that you referred to three nine little Through that it can carry on the road with them and those guys. Don't have to be activated. It's kind of you know emergency situation. If one of those guys you pull them off, put them on the active roster, but. Anyway back to the satellite roster. Those those stuffs, La Rosters won't be able to shrink other satellite rosters other teams satellite rosters go scrimmage within themselves and. You Wonder How much they can accomplish their with up to only thirty is they're not. GonNa go. Up to thirty four. Matt by the end of the first month of the season, but you wonder how much? You know scrimmage action. They can get, but they will have coaches there. And the potteries hadn't settled as far as on a final location for the NC's all training, all stars, probably the front runner for now I. Don't know what that means for. USC and San Diego loyal and I. Don't I don't know I haven't walked up whether there's going to be students coming back to campus anytime soon. But they're going to have to Google some logistical issues for sure and. Definitely Juggle the. The balancing you know whether to have a guy like all of on the on the roster have on the satellite roster. He's GonNa. Get daily instruction, but. I think it's just a case. Where since there's no minor league as your. They'll minor league see and possibly won't be any instructional league in Arizona. Based on numbers This is something that better than nothing whether they're on the rostrum or whether they're on. Satellite Roster so they. Make the best of it and I think it started seeing how the you know kind of the alternates. I worked for all these teams. How does serve time work this year? How do you accrue full season of service time under under these circumstances? Would just be pro rated, so you've probably heard him. Previous seasons teams holding prospects down for about two weeks at the start of the season, and then bring them up just to make sure they have that. Still your control over a prospect and future and right now. We've gone from hundred sixty two games or hundred eighty days, or whatever it is to sixty game scheduled for like six or seven days. Fifteen pulp and down prospect down they can gain extra your control now. Not completely sure what's Gonna I entirely on what's going to happen with the next CPA and how that affects everything, but I think you're going to see some teams you know. Make use of that even though that's. About ten percent or season it's only six days or so, and if you feel like you're deep, enough Maybe you pull it off, but. Pottery. Space they've shown already. Who that service time isn't as much of a consideration, so I wouldn't be surprised if. Gore the roster Louise Pacino's on the roster. Freshman baseball standpoint just because they weren't at the place. That Chris Patrick was last spring and That's what scouts and Evaluated seen throughout the spring and the potteries I've seen himself, so that's but weird year again and if you guys go down, they really have to relievers. Go Down with injuries including left-hander. You might see the fighters to say. Hey, you know what the ACURA. We'll bring these guys I want to compete. Can those guys do anything other than start. Have they done anything other than start? They're being stretched out right now. Also they have the option to start or relief. If it comes down to that, the idea is to. Everyone who has been started right now, which is what they've been doing camp opened. That's about twelve daters together. You don't WanNa play, or you know any player. Any position is going to go down because of how cozy nineteen related concerns whether date. Just positive themselves are being are exposed or had symptoms like Fernando tasted. A few days ago and they had a hold them out for precautionary reasons. He was testing negative, but you know that's just going to happen. So these guys. That's all be. Ready to go, you know certainly long if they can. If they can both things, terrorists and I think that applies for opinion on Gordon well. And lastly what decisions between now and next Friday or whatever it is that the roster needs to be submitted I'm guessing it's probably Thursday night, so the padres away. Literally, the last second to submit it, they roll. What other decisions are. Are you paying attention to over the next seven plus days? I guess we can very end and. Back backyard waiting forty come down in the meantime. How the padres role, but the The prospects, and who's going to be on the opening day roster crude from that perspective. That's going to be interesting to see who they think is ready. manically there ever Paris, and become the last one or two spots in the outfield day settlers reset. That's probably GONNA. Come down to the very end and. The back rotations is another interesting one with the competition between CAL quantrill and Joe. And, then now, that always steals out There's GonNa be. The bullpen. And I think beyond that. If you're looking at guys were definitely going to be on the roster I. Think Everyone's kind of questioning. What's GonNa Happen with? Austin hedges persists coming. Back to where we were. Go, where they still didn't have a clear answer and I think that remains right now, so it's probably a little frustrating for something they still don't have. Much of a clear answer Catcher, but I am afraid I was going to be the case for a lot of Physicians for Don Baseball reasons summer if they give it again, so. There's a lot of places you can look at the roster where it's kind of unsettled. TURRENTINE air, but I think those are some of the main main positions on kind of curious and over the next week or so. Tennis. You're the man excellent coverage is appreciate the time we'll talk to you soon. Breaker breaker. Dennis Linda the athletic. Who again answers your questions mailbag? The athletic dot com see I think the thing about Edward. Oliveras Kazan years past you would say and we've all said this while you want to get that guy, many at bats possible, and if you have an outfield where it's going to be Grisham, and it's going to be Myers, and it's going be you who am I missing Tommy Fam- well then. Maybe it's better off that you send them over to El Paso so that way you can get a bunch. Bunch of at bats, but guess what there no El Paso. So, what are you GonNa? Do you're going to send him to the satellite squad so that he can get it? Bats an intra squad games now I'm not saying that's not the right answer for Edward. All of our anybody else. What I'm saying is this is different. Because you know, you could say well. Yeah, let's get guys who were used to being backups in backup roles who could be a fourth outfielder fifth outfielder et Cetera defensive replacement. What have you? But in a situation like that where you have a young player, mostly highest level AA. You know what do you do with that? So these are different decisions in different thought processes as you're thinking about a roster all right, take time out one zero three three. Dylan Hernandez. Ellie Tom's get a Jonas coming up after the top of the hour. I should Mardi. The video that I was not supposed to shoot today of myself getting my covid nineteen tests earlier this morning Marty. Your thoughts lot. Shoot it well. I just said I. Asked for permission, which is always. What's that rule? Why? What's that saying? You know you'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission. I asked for permission because on that Kinda Guy. It's it's your nostrils. The gentleman said the doctor said well. We're not supposed to really I. Don't have a problem with it. Kept his face out of the video well that and he was wearing thirty eight masks and gloves and yes. As part of it really wasn't that bad right now. You know it didn't much worse again. I think it's again. It's the buildup and other videos. We've seen I swear. People use like a broom handle in different videos, but that was very simple. It looked like they were gently scrambling your brain very gentle very like a very very nice bedside manner very light touch us I'm I. Don't want to go as far enjoyed it. Go back tomorrow. He would go back I think about now you like! Oh, I've got this. Terrible well, let's put it this way. Have to do it again at least I'm scheduled to do it again next week. I will not have any anxiety about it whatsoever. No I'll tell you I was mostly calm. I really really wasn't too nervous slept last night I got up. I had a cup of coffee and breakfast when I person there. I also would say this. The system is incredibly efficient you. Drive through your in vehicle. Was the first person there Oh very nice so seventy I'm guessing seven seven eight Oh. Did you have to vacation for specific time? Reservation was made on my behalf not for a specific time, but for a window of seven am till five PM. Much like something that gets delivered at Your House, okay take. Five cancel everything you've got going on. It and so I was allowed in. You know there was some. Spelling of names and date of birth was a little. You know there was a couple of things there that and in this situation you sort of focus in on that because you know you wanNA. Make sure that you're going to get the right task that if it's not the right birthday, you WANNA. Make sure 'cause then somebody else's birthday might get a different test result. ETC, so here's the important question now like how how long till you get your results, and how do they? How do you get results? Twenty four to forty eight and I think I. Think I'm going to get them through San. Diego loyal okay, because they didn't take down that personal information for me. But I was registered because rady children's is a sponsor of oil, which is really been incredibly helpful for them. Since they require a a bunch of tasks, tight and loyal gets results before you. Well? It depends on when they took it i. don't know exactly. I wasn't given exact timeframe. I'll have to follow up at the club, but yeah twenty four forty eight hours since what I was told him. So just in time for my wife to get back from a plane trip. Perfect, yeah! Okay what I told her I was like. You know you might be in the other bedroom. Be somewhere down the hall. because. I don't know if I want to expose myself to you. Especially if I'm clean, I mean you know if I'm next, dirty, plain dirty playing doing who knows what up in Sonoma's for a couple of days. This will be fun. Yeah, yeah, you Dolphin you get over there hose. You down. Do what that's your side of the House. You got your own bathroom over there. You got your own bed over their. Plates and this'll be the ultimate test for who the cat prefers. Cleo prefer me she prefer. Yeah so we'll see what happens interesting. Okay well, but I'm telling you. It was really not too terrible. So appreciative and I'm very very much appreciative I will tell you I understand that there has been some conversation about the optics of Sports Leagues and how it is that they find themselves in a more. Optimal testing situation say some places of the general public and I understand all of that. I do understand that, but they're not being given preferential treatment. By public. Testing centers a lot of these university, a lot of these these sports teams leagues, etc. They're paying for this stuff, but I understand the optics of it. I'm very sensitive did. Factoring, in to what it is that I do or don't want to do here on social media impact okay. All right. Thank you again a densely. He's great, and he and so good all right. We'll have the top and Jim. We'll have an update and Dylan Hernandez. The LA times we'll. Discuss who knows what when he comes back.

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Mason and Ireland [HR 1]

Mason & Ireland

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Mason and Ireland [HR 1]

"After George Sodano saying out to mo-mo leaders little early was do you want to know so so let's play this out so they're totally cool seats in investigation gets where you. I sat next behind. Britney exactly where we sat behind. Britney Spears saw greg normally set up in the rafters in the hockey press. Wherever the hell they put up now? I wasn't there last on Tuesday night. And so they gave Greg my seat so that was the story finally at the story. Because you've earned it. It was just that Mason wasn't there I didn't ask about it isn't going to be like. Hey why did you. That seems the most logical implausible story. Is it there so you get to see that. Maybe they appreciated your hours and hours of your your hard work guy. Who Does the Lakers stance purdy hoedown on retain? I think I thought we were just GONNA messing around about it and she just goes. I'm I'm slightly upset about the truth. was I literally like I haven't had time to go get a massage and a long time. So on the way down ice Scheduled a massage on the way down and I was just super like spacey but then you got irritated with gray. Wasn't a your ruin the massage. I should have just gone home but then I sat in traffic for an hour and a half after like you got a one year old that I'm picking up somebody. Lower back's been hurting so should have just has gone home and knock on to the game but I'm trying to go to games. So is Greg. Greg Saul wants to talk about this and I'm just like Oh you didn't WanNa taw wound having Greg. Wow 'cause you're above his pay grade. Yeah so I saw the exchange. I saw the exchange on instagram between Momo in Greg and you basically said Momoh Komo as we deliberate here either Greg's movement up or I'm moving down so what what is what is happening here. And also just so we're clear Mason always always leaves at halftime of Albright. I learned this sitting next to him at the latest charge. That you're not. You're not leaving Georgia. It's halftime. Yeah all right so there are beat writers who were at every game and they basically sit in the same season and then there are people like me who come to like a lot of the Games. He's been out every game and there are people like you. I think you come to more games now than you ever did right. Because they're convenient. I do now. Yeah that mostly and so whenever we go to games we have to request a seat. We don't have a standing seat. I don't always get the same. But for the most part I generally sit right in that spot spot because that's sort of like the landing zone for people who aren't necessarily writing Jordache there. I was there for you that night. Watching the game. Blondes there sometimes even a is there in the spectrum. I sit next who Chris mcghie Jam right so that that tends to. I'd be like this row where they can just put a bunch of us. You know integrate wrote all these right behind the task so I enjoy that spot and it had nothing to do with Greg. It was like remember when I always say the opposite of love is not hate. It's indifference. Oh you just don't care about Yeah I was like I'm just likes sitting in traffic for an hour worse now. You just don't care about gray. It was a big deal for him. It's like where I always said. I was excited. I was like oh I'm GONNA sit next to my friend my friend moment. Yeah Yeah I went and did my Momo thing yeah and then you were gone for the rest of the game. I was doing momo thanks to basically talking everybody yeah right I just wander around your very George at the at the heat game was like hey come sit next to me I I did after you left after I knew you were gonNA say why. Don't you sit next to me. Mason is gone. Go Down I did. That's the difference between George Komo doesn't care about Greg. I urge invited him down right. I'm just saying I mean you are a little moment. I really impressive Jeff. Did you know she went to Stanford. Now what if I told you what if I told you. Hey what if I. Hey hold on a minute. Hold on if we'RE GONNA play. Play this game okay. All Right so George had a fun night on TV last night. I got slapped on the booty. Patrick Bev Patrick. I saw that on a really big deal to you right like you put. It was fun. Yeah and what else did he say he cursed. And what else did he say. What else did he say you look? Swag he called me swaggie boy swaggie boy yeah. Do you know that he did the exact same thing to me on opening night when we did the radio walk-off I did not I. I was like that's just move on. That's his he slapped on the but no I was going to say aggressive swaggie tonight and I was like. Oh no I thought I I was special. Oh no George no George. It isn't a special to you. It was still cool moment and now now it's even less special. Buy Dresses while George says beverly tells everybody there Swag Yeah. I didn't think of it as special. It was who was fun. Yeah Oh yeah but I try to move. He's trying to take some of your shines. I'm good with her into this. We need to seize is an investigative report. I have his game again. Ask Tomorrow me. I have clippers rockets. So I will. I'll get into this. This will be an investigation. I'M GONNA ask Amy Module because she interviews him all the time so you were. You were there last night. It was I thought the clippers were dead almost four five minutes ago. It looked like it was over. Thought they were dead. They were down seven. There were down ten with six ago and down seven with four to go but the difference is really good they are they are really really good. Yeah and he is really good. Yeah Kawai and they've got role players that that can ignite thing speaking of Patrick Beverley. Yeah they're run run to tie. The game started by Patrick. Beverley an ADL run in a minute and four seconds off to Munster steals where he was just harassing the other the other other team and then yeah that changed the entire energy of the building change the energy eighteen change. And that's how they were able to Kinda send it to not. I mean they've got an and they do. They've got such great depth. I mean yeah the Williams shots Lou Williams. They've got guys. Beverly is just a dirty dog defender. Ramona will appreciate this because she's done sidelines before the we're in the League in the in the League I've been around aside. Yeah I WANNA I WANNA. I wanted to note something that was about thirty to forty five seconds kinds of uninterrupted positive clippers. Talk from Steve Mason right there. Wow Yeah but at the moment Lakers that's enough of that but Viva Ramona would appreciate this in the last minute I five different iterations of who I was going to interview in the Post. ITS FIRST EBBS so George gets pick who Ludi want right so I'm talking to both PR guys on like the Celtics was easy. It was going to be tatum and then for the clippers. I went through Paul George Lou Williams and eventually was like no Pat Beverley Beverly's guy so it was five different possibilities for me in the span of like a minute. It was hectic. Yeah Berry now you don't have you don't know what you're we're GONNA ask them. You have to think of something on the fly and you're trying not to screw the locals to they have to get somebody. You actually have those goals. Yeah no no but that's actually empathetic. Empathetic thought. I WANNA do. I WANNA give my pick early so as early as possible. So they know who. They're getting thank you. I appreciate that because I usually get second dips. I'm doing it for radio on national radio. Yeah like whoever Doris Burke wants. She's GonNa get. Yeah but whoever I want I get. Whoever Doris didn't pick DB by the way doing this? Zach Lowe podcasts. Second Dose. She's great everybody loves I consider both of you to be very swaggie. If it makes any different sense makes it. I felt like I for like a couple of weeks. I was walking around like thinks I'm Swaggie and then he said George I was like Oh. I'm not promoted over instagram today. saw that and she was like it was watching everybody swaggie. I'M GONNA ask him tomorrow. Okay are you giving everybody a little swaggie line. Exactly deserve Ramona. Shelburne says you gave her the same lot. So Georgia Wednesday are you next it on a nice we'll Saddam show extravaganza. So I have been waiting last night. I was listening for the Sadan or show at the camp showed up Andy and Brian cabinets filled in and then the cancel. Stick around again today and do this show with me. Is that right because last week. They gave me such a great story about the cabinets fifty grandmothers fighting at the holiday season. I said I felt like we need. We needed we needed a rundown sequel and sequel of the cabinets. It was a really interesting story. You should go back on the podcast and listen to it. There's no way he'll do that. So can you might be the alliance's thank yeah. The real thing alliances we. We took a selfie together at the LAKER. Yes we do. Yes we do. That's bonding bondage now. In two thousand. Nineteen that's bonding absolute. I met some cabinets he grandmothers. You did yeah. Brian Daughter's first birthday party a few weeks ago I met you know the the Kinfolk. Yeah Yeah Yeah. They apparently apparently one of them. Feisty why wasn't I invited to Brian. He's daughters. I wasn't either Mace. Don't worry I have have kids and I wasn't invited. I expect that invitation. Yeah it's kind of like limited. The people who have I don't have kids party. Not a kid parts they had a TACO truck. They Really Smart Center. The Mason annual Chris I am a big Christmas his party. It's not a holiday party. It's a Christmas party. Christmas is over. Okay Fair enough. I've ended the war on Christmas. I'm in all right. Good George good senior mass same here thanks for hanging. I'm out get ready for the Big Sodano. Show a lot of preparation. That show all right coming up next for you Mama you say. You've got great Lakers stuff I think so. Great is a high bar declare. Let's just say pretty good. goodly gotTA sell it already. You say it's great. It's out of control. Great Lakers Intel. Okay for Mama coming up next Mason Ireland. ESPN LA yes. It's all happening but in Thursday. I'll tell you you know we really gotta get after today because tomorrow. We don't have a show because the Lakers are playing at Oklahoma City Monday. Okay we don't have a show because my rams are back in at the coliseum against the Ravens so we're not back on the air till Tuesday by the way four fifty no five five fifteen today. We've got the pop quiz with four questions from this week. Shows chance to win. Fifth row seats to see Lakers wizards the day. After thanksgiving this portion show brought to you by alignment healthcare changing health. Care One person at time. All Right Momo you promised US Great Lakers Intel. What do you got great Intel? who was like kind of over the years? That was the team. Now Yeah it was interesting going to the game the other night because they are so. That team is rolling young and they're not even good yet right. They still don't have all the shooter's back to turn in over a etcetera and like being in that locker room and you feel the just the positioning of all the guys who are whether where they're sitting right. So Ron and Anthony Davis sit next switch other and you can see them talking like as soon as both of their interviews are done. They just sat there at their lockers talking the whole time right Dwight Howard still in the same very similar place where he was before and he's on his phone the whole time not really not really not. Nothing's really changed check to check. They're much more positive. Mentions now much more positive and I noticed like every single guy that we interviewed that night mentioned how happy they were for Casey p how how he would hit the how he hit the bitch and it was interesting. Where like on the one hand? This is not a great thing that everyone seems to be paying attention to how critical fans that have been of. Casey P fans fans do not like Kacie mate. You're supposed to block it out young. I mean I don't know about twitter social media but like every single guy mentioned it and I think it's like this new type locker room. Where like they do react to feedback that they get on social media it is part of their consciousness business? They do react like obviously right there obviously reacting to it. But that's new. Have they not been doing that in the knowledge that I think that it's like it's now become part the actual dialogue like it's like yeah we know how much you know. How many rallying for Ya because of the negative social media? Yeah I mean it was like Casey P ended into. Is this guy who I mean. If you go on Lakers twitter any game any game he gets killed on like nobody's booing him in the arenas led ed by Greg. Bergman on the Lakers hoedown dance party on his very nice Tim. Casey p the last three games. Yes he the last three games. Yes you can say anything about the time before that. Yeah but the last three games. I've been very happy with. Yeah no such Bradley's been very good Yup Lebron and Anthony Davis to sit next to each other and then the bronze they do their interviews. I I in which we all appreciate because everyone's on deadline say that as a statement to directed right at Koi Leonard. Who Luke makes everybody wait for an hour and a half after game But they do their interviews. They go take a shower. They start getting dressed and Lebron could just go like he could just leave. There's no reason he needs to stay there and linger but he's lingering with Anthony Davis for like no twenty twenty five minutes. Well resign. Rhonda's doing his interviews while Danny Green Green and he's like the kid in the back of the class who he's done with interviews but he kind of wants to be noticed so he plays his music really loud or he's like talking over Rondo where Rondo can barely keep keep a straight face because you could hear him like he's just trying to make him you know cruise class clump. Yeah he's like the and and like needing attention and I think it's so how's that compare to last year totally a very different look if it was all young kids in there and they were kind of. Nobody talked to each. I didn't notice people talking to each other that might I didn't notice Mo- Wagner used to talk to Josh Heart because they're loggers were neck but how Lebron interact with those guys last year in his lockers next to Brandon Ingram. I don't see much Gordon. Yeah so differ locker room and you guys know each other guys that have played each other guys rushing out the door right like that was that was the they're they're they're talking about see. KC trying to get his back there. Lingering they're playing jokes on each other you know. They're they're goofing on each other. Whatever it is and and I was like Oh this is different? This is this is actually a team. I don't know if they go out to dinner. If the hang out. Or if their social or whatever but like you can tell when you go to a baseball clubhouse you can intel something when the guys you know. Hang out in the locker room. They're they're sitting around talking to each other. There's an actual bond there or when it's like everybody gets into their car soon as possible. Only they're they're all lingering Steve. That's positive. Yeah that's positive. Yes aren't if that's like. Great later Intel. Greg does that qualify as green site site. I would call it accurate. Good it's good bleaker Intel. I wouldn't call it great good Lincoln until really good solid double off the the wall. Yeah Okay Yeah I like that nice mid range jumper. But it's it's like a mid range. I agree with that because we talk about the doctors take a step back three. No no out of step back three with not a quieter block at the end of the game correct Leonard. Anything Clipper that's right. We're done saying Nice things about the clippers today. Yeah now that gave anything. It's a last second. Anthony Davis Block about that exact. Okay yeah the roof so coming up next this is this is cool. Gotham chauffeur's GonNa Join Gotham. got a brand new project It is it's called head games. It's about the mental health crisis among athletes in America by the way it's called Headstrong Mental Health and sports a brand new project through the company that he founded with Tom. Brady and Michael Strahan hand called religion of sports. We'll talk to him about that. The mental health crisis amongst Professional Athletes Coming up on next for Mason and Ireland. ESPN a life life. Yeah tearing up afternoon drive. What is going on Macer in Ireland show? Momo is filling in for John Momo we have a mutual good friend friend was got a brand new project out. He is a He's a phenomenal film. Producer Gotham Chopra. He's the executive producer of of a new project called Headstrong Mental Health and Sports. It is from Gotham production company religion of sports that he co founded with Tom. Brady and Michael Strahan And he joins US right now. Hey got them. How are you man? Good really good. Now that I didn't know that Raimondo is going to be part of this at end I'd definitely would have been there in person. Percents no offence taken. I sound so got them first of all. Let's describe how how this project came to you. Why was this an important project for you? Yeah I mean look at something and working with a lot of athletes and sort of being around. The world is sports. You guys are that you hear about all the time. And sometimes it's because you know athletes Elite athletes like Kobe and Tom Brady. And some of the people I've worked with and Lebron talk about their mental toughness and their mental You know like their mental training really. It's as important to them as their physical training. But you also hear from the young guys about like you know mental wellness or lack of mental wellness mental health. Sleep problems all sorts of things And and the pressure of performance. And so you know I think last year Adam silver sort of identified it as a then he called he said you know it's a crisis the league right now and so you know we just been aware of it and then we started talking damn BBC sports about it and You know decided to sort of really dive in on with project just looking at it from the outside My first thought if you would have come to me and said hey what do you think of this project. Ramona said. It's a great idea. But how are you going to get people who who want. WanNa open up about this. How are you going to get real athletes who will tell their mental health stories issues with mental health On Air on camera. How'd you do doc? Well I mean you know I can take all the credit but you know Kevin Love Demar Derozan. You guys have been those two guys in particular high profile like you know allstars had talked about it publicly. Michael Phelps has talked about publicly So I think they. Those guys is in particular and and a few others have really removed the stigma and so now the younger guys are coming in and look at those guys are like Oh you can you know you can talk talk about this publicly and yet still be. You know 'cause there's such As you guys know him all these professional leagues. There's this dichotomy Between you like wanting to be open and vulnerable now and I think that's part of this generation but at the same time like I'm tough I don't talk about those things thanks you know I can withstand any sort of pressure etc.. So that's that's sort of the biggest challenge but I think those guys have helped remove the stigma and made it a lot easier. The aircraft carriers To come in and be candid about you. Know what they've what they've experienced filmmaker got them Chopra's with this Mason Ireland. ESPN LA so. I've talked openly only about my bipolar disease. So this project feels really personal to me and you know we. We do have a full blown mental health crisis in America and I. I think it's much harder for men in general talk about their feelings because it's perceived as a sign of weakness. Why why do you think this is the time that all that can inch I think look first of all. It's it's kind of out there like you know it's happening in real time and because social the media is there and and people are talking about it almost in real time like as things are happening and there. There's not like as much of you know used used to be again like with an older generation about you had to go through a sort of PR machine everything was shaped and and there was sort of an agenda behind it now not so much I mean for for worse right like people are just online talking about these things I also think they draw as much as it sometimes than it does draw a criticism and ridicule. It also draws you know support and community swarm around people who are willing to talk openly about Their their problems and their struggles. Those there are so many other people dealing with the same things and I think that's really empowering and really affirming and so I think you know it's it's we talk a lot about it and I think if you think criticized social media I think it's like one of the real power of social media is it does make us feel more connected in some of these Specific Yeah to some of these problems so to athletes that you Feature in this in this show. Our justice winslow who plays for the Miami Heat and Brandon Marshall who was a eh wide receiver in the NFL. What what were they? What did they WANNA talk about? What was their perspective on all this? Yeah we'll brandon. You know I've known for a long time Despite like the fact that he's on the jets and patriots fan marriage You know I've been a fan of kids you know and then I remembered if years ago it was on the inside the NFL which he sort of is a contributor to on showtime He just like unscripted started talking openly about some of his problems and so when we started this project again I reached out to him because kind of like those guys I mentioned before I know with other players. They had reference that moment on that show as wow brandon brandon just like came out and talked about it openly that really made me realize there are other people out there so we reach out to him and he just sort of recounted you know a lot of the struggles he's had and he sort of came on he's like an executive producer and helping us get the word out on this project because I feel like he's sort of been a big. Og Advocate for some of these vicious Justice you know it's really interesting because when you watch the dock like you can see justice still coming to terms you know like you you fast from under like you gotta be careful about this thing. I mean obviously we want to talk about these things but we don't WANNA put anyone on blast or make them feel uncomfortable. So you can see the doc like does this is one of those. You guys like Brandon or Clinton large another NHL Guy. Who's just so open about the things they've struggled with whereas is with justice? He you know. He's careful about the terminology he's using but he's basically talking a lot about faint coming into the League. You probably with existing issues and then all of a sudden the intensity of the fame fortune the lifestyle expectations and how how he just was not equipped to deal with that But I think there's still you know our journey for him to go through and again now in the League is sort of stepped up bled by you know Adam silver like an committing resources to this which is which is pretty great work and people see Headstrong. So it's all over like NBC has all the regional affiliates of course not when in La. But I think it's also like on their streaming on the streaming so you can find it online and through the NBC sports website and then later this year they're going to be launching their on obt and I'm sure it will be there as well. All right hey listen. Thank you very much for coming on an important project and and we appreciate hearing about a man. Yeah well I appreciate you. Guys are such great support and friends and and it is an important issue and I'm I'm really grateful for the opportunity to talk about it. Cool thanks Gotham All guests on the Mason in Ireland. Show call in on the Morongo casino resort and SPA Celebrity Hotline Morongo. Go good times good. I watched the I duNNo. It's they're like a bunch of these sound so I watched the first one really really good really I you you know I think this is When we look back on this period in our history of like covering the leaves mental health to me is like the most important Morton story out there I think so? Many of the athletes that we cover that lead dissect and that oftentimes get criticized for cave the way they act it really is just coming from a place where they just need to work until housing society. It's depression it's I mean Kyri last year talked about how he doesn't feel like generally players are very happy with the League and so part of that is fans will say oh come on you make millions millions of dollars and you're in the spotlight but there's another side of that and I think Players can feel kind of isolated in that and also. How many people like truly understand what you're going through right give you advice but then can you even trust open up like that right and then there's this issue and he was criticized when you? Yeah Yeah and if you if you get if you open up is he going to be used against you. Sure Right. What's he is like they used to? I want this guy on my team. Because he's talked openly about how he gets depressed and anxiety name five players that I'm not going to name them but I don't think it's fair but that are openly we discussed in the NBA as like. Oh He's got some mental health issues that he needs to work on and like teams definitely affects their contracts. It absolutely affects. Whether you're not gonNA sign them tell you you mentioned Antonio Brown. I mean you know we talk about so he apologized now to Robert Kraft this week. He's going through his hearing and as you know as in the investigation into the allegations against him but at the same time if you just look at his twitter timeline. See this sort sort of jagged radic. I'm I'm in the League. I'm out of the League. I'm I'm going back for my degree. I'm not I'm done with this. This is this. This is a symptom of something greater That you know I hope He will or somebody will encourage him to Get some some counseling counseling for. I mean I was watching this movie on the plane the other day. About Vincent Van Gogh did you. Did you watch that the latest one Forget what it's called. Anyway it was. It was about Vince MICCO and you know he was never celebrated in his lifetime he never he. He was always a nobody alive. Yeah he was just kind of perceived a strange guy like the town in southern France where he did see this movie. I kicked him out. They thought he was a Weirdo and he just had mental health issues. Like it's just you know just needs to get him to the right therapist and by the way there's sometimes a correlation between genius and Mental Health. A lot of times a lot of times All right coming up next for Dominic Foxworth. ooh Okay said something. That really made me feel good. This morning said something that really made me feel good about about my beloved on the rise. We're back Los Angeles as coming up next Mesa in Ireland. ESPN LA yeah Thursday. Momo's here and as you know I'm really impressive. Impressive she told Alissa story earlier. What if I told you gotta just love that? It of all the little buttons on board of Sound. This is maybe my favorite. What what if I told you know? That's all we need two things going for the classic thirty for thirty. What if I told you you? Yes and this really cool music that we have had a composer create specifically for you. Yeah for the Sterling Affairs. What if I told you? That's original music original music just for the Donald I. I'll give him a shot at his name's Hans Brown and he does. That's that's for for big you know narrative podcast like like you have to have your own original music. Do you pay a composer because its cost more to lights. Yeah Yeah so you come up and we've had this call and they were like tell me kind of what you're envisioning like. What is the VIBE and I go SORTA like talking heads Red Hot Chili Peppers Kinda like some heavy on guitar kind of weird? What if I told you know those three notes I got? Yeah I got. Did you get it from those three. Three notes yeah. You got a little talking heads with a red hot chili peppers. Overtone a little black keys mixed in little black keys total just for. Yeah those three notes I got. That's it no depressing and then you know throughout the whole podcast. There's always like this. This one nerve is that here. Yeah sure I totally get that two a second in my dreams favor button in my my sombor right now the guy who does the Lakers stance purdy hoedown on your on your phone. He is not even about me. You like it. It's the fact that he says on your phone on your own brand cabinets kit. That's Brian which one the older one the middle one the middle one got it. The older one didn't WanNa do it the middle one. It's a hand. It's so good food in your phone so this morning running I watched the get up. You know I love the Guy I watch it every morning. I don't know if they know they have such a gigantic fan out a west coast but I am all about The get up every morning first thing I do I got to get you on the show I would love to be on the show. I'll get you on the show for any reason at all I get you on the show I would even fill in for. WHO's the guy I'd I would fill in for him? Just give them once one trivia question totally do that So Dominic Foxworth was on this morning and this is he. He was asked Which team I think the questions here hang on we talked about the construct of the NFL playoffs as of right? Now give me a team that has on the outside looking in that you I strongly believe is getting into the Posey's okay. This is the one the rams I think the rams their offense has not been very impressive. I think that we can't completely bail. Oh on McVeigh's ability to create some offense but their defense has been the best in the League as far as scoring since they got randy their second in a leak in efficiency since they added Jalen Ramsey this deepens we always talk about. TV succeed at something. They can hang their hat on and they can hang my hat on this defense. I think that's more than a lot of teams. It's a real long shot but I think there's a team that could potentially do it because their culture and they have plenty of talent on that side of the ball. Okay so I'm not right. That might be some original music to very well. Could that was that was what would you say. That is That's kind of a METALLICA. metallica yeah that sounds about right so then right away somebody killed my buzz Damien Woody. We're talking about a quarterback who has more turnovers touchdowns and this Ramstein third in the NFC see west and then all of a sudden they're gonNA lead fall in somehow found their way into the playoffs that unless they get the quarterback situation straight in the office in general rams teams will not back. They are one game out of the wildcard. Why does everybody talk about? They've got a leapfrog this and that they've got they've got to beat Minnesota. They've got A. They've got a catch Minnesota as bad last week. They almost lost almost lost at home. Denver was up twenty. Nothing in that game. I mean seriously They're making it sound like it's the longest shot in the history of the world. And they're just one back in the loss column for the final wildcard so they have to be Baltimore in Baltimore. Might be the best team in football this this week. I mean who's been Baltimore. Nobody's better in Baltimore. Rhino bombing words the hottest team in the league. Yeah and I can feel it's in the air. Feel it Monday night if you if the if if you can go and break if you go to that gate you're going I think we should greg. I think we should agree if mason goes and the rams win the mason curses over wherever. Yes absolutely not yeah. How can that mental upset? It's not a playoff game. It would be a monument. I will give that to you okay. You came share is the one that is really put taxation. We'll have to give you the we'll have to be the final judge in all of this because he says big games or playoff games. This is a big. It's a big game. This this is says this would be on your way her still name other way. It's Monday night. Football prime time TV rams underdogs home facing using the MVP. It's a step forward in breaking the Mason curse but it has to be a playoff game to actually break the curse. I've been to so many playoff loss one far more. Were they've won. They've lost and I also have to say that the maze incurs might have a little bit of a caveat. Now because there's a lying cheating astros and everything you lie and cheat Nastro which we probably lying cheating cheating red SOx yeah cheating Astros 2017 with you you know I. Didn't they cheated I. I'm not ready to completely -pletely exonerate you. Darvish not ready. However that story he did the Dylan Hernandez translated okay? That was that that really makes me me rethink him in the world series that year. I didn't read that. Oh skit story. I'll find it free so he to video was wasn't it yes. I didn't read that one should support our local paper just dying. I'm top. No we want support. Our local paper renewed journalists. Okay I grew up reading a lot of money into the time. Yeah I know it's good for all of us. It is so Dylan Hernandez speaks English Spanish. Japanese I did not know these I knew it spoke Spanish vanished and he went on Yu. Darvish posted a video in Japanese to his personal website and just talked about how he felt about his performance in the world series knowing now what the Astros were doing and he said you know everyone was telling me about the pitch that was tipping my pitches or they would. They gave the gave some answers about what was what was happening. And and he he went back and watched the tape to see. If like what what they were saying. He's like did not up. Just nothing added up. Like what the the the what they were saying of like what I was doing as I supposedly tipping my pitches his. That's not what was on tape. Yeah well I think it's not an accident. That game. Three of the world series was the shortest start of his career. What do you say about game seven? Then it's the same thing that was all home. Yeah Dodger Stadium but there are there are reports that there was stuff going on the road to well sure but I'm saying if if they where the two shorter starts of his career right because he was terrible in game seven he was careful in game. Three okay do you want me to read. Some of his some of his quote read return in the immediate aftermath astros players said Darvish was tipping his pitches he was never satisfied by the story however alarmed by the Astros re reacting could his pitches in game three. The dodgers carefully studied video of him and were unable to come up with any definitive conclusions. Players on that Astros team later told him that they watch how how he brought the ball into his glove in a set position in the set position with that in mind darvish re watch game seven. What he saw did not match up with what he had heard Darvish? The surprise by the allegations have surfaced this week For people who are with the astros in two thousand seventeen including my fears Blah Blah Blah. Okay he wondered about the game seven at the World Series Aries which that dodger stadium quote. What's been reported up to this? Point is that they use cameras at their home field. So I don't know if there was anything like that but what they were doing was so high level level that I can't honestly say there's no chance they weren't also doing it on the road but darvish didn't want to over. Think the possibilities quote if you ask me if I got hit in game seven seven because they stole signs. I don't think so the Astros have great players. Who Don't have to do that so I think that whether or not they stole the science results wouldn't have changed it? I think they cheated a dodger superior to see if this is the problem for the Astros now everything they do. Great comes with an asterisk. I don't believe anything that I saw. Yeah because I don't know if they won and they stole size or they won because they cheated cry. And also what does that do to your psyche. When people are telling you that you're tipping your pitches right that you don't know you're tipping your pitches and if you are what are you doing? Okay so you try to make an adjustment but in the back of your mind every time you're throwing that fastball. You're wondering if they know it's coming if they're sitting on it right. Are you aiming it a little bit more than you would are you letting it. Are you trying to throw it that much harder because you think they might know it's coming. Are you trying to get it a little bit further off the plate. Because you're like all they know it's coming I can't let it be a strike inside right. I can't let it which the plate like that messes with your confidence your her so I know us trying to be a classy guy here But it does make me right. I mean the fact that they went through and studied the tape and what they were being told the Astra saw and subsequently what they were told of how he was tipping. It didn't add up and she'd Astros would put nothing by him. All right coming up next x four. You did Mason. Rudolph use a racial slur That incited myles Garrett to To use that helmet as a weapon. We've got that coming up next for your keyshawn. Johnson actually reacted to it this morning on the morning. Show Mason Ireland Momo's in for John E._S._p._N. L._A..

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Full Episode: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Full Episode: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then. Zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today. Indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight tonight from Washington on the eve of history that televised impeachment hearings also so today the major storm now turning deadly two hundred million Americans feeling this bitter chill across the country snow and ice the massive pileup more than fifty vehicles on this interstate temperatures in some areas dropping sixty degrees here in Washington the televised hearings just hours away. The first two witnesses. This is at why they were chosen the urgent hunt growing tonight the US Marine wanted for murder searching across several states. And you'll see the new surveillance the vaping emergency tonight. The teenager needing a double lung transplant. Doctor say he was near death at what they say. They found the l'armee news tonight. Authorities investigating take three separate cases three student deaths in three days involving fraternities all eyes on the Supreme Court. Where do the justices stand on Daca to program program allowing dreamers to stay president trump? Wants it to end. We'll court agreed the first signs tonight. The man detained and handcuffed told to stop eating a sandwich in which the backlash tonight the policy overseas tonight. The retaliation after Israeli airstrikes target haughty leaders. Your money at the battle for your eyes is tonight. Disney plus launching today taking on Netflix and Apple. TV Dizzy plus with all the Disney Classic Star Wars in one place had the first challenge Allen Jr because of demand and Robin Roberts. Tonight with Dolly Parton. What we never knew about nine to five Dolly memorized this is ABC News? Tonight with David Muir reporting tonight from Washington and good evening tonight from Washington and we are here at our nation's capital because of the nature of play out here tomorrow the televised impeachment hearings and what you could expect in just a moment but we begin tonight with this massive storm system. That's now turned deadly a fifty vehicle pile up in white out conditions on I eighty. This is near Youngstown Ohio traffic at a standstill in so many places across the country at least six six deaths now across the storm zone record November snow in Detroit and the record breaking cold settling in across much of the nation sixty degree drop in places and millions are now bracing for tomorrow morning we have the track for you and ABC's Alex Perez lead us off from Chicago tonight that powerful Arctic blast bringing whiteout conditions additions and wreaking deadly havoc on the roads in Ohio several crashes involving multiple vehicles including this pile up on interstate eighty near Youngstown on the highway shutdown in both directions for a time at least two fatalities on the state's icy highways at least six whether related deaths it's in all across the region the cold fueling that snow was record-breaking in Chicago about a face on the day the trick in two days in a row we have established a new record low to the east in Detroit their biggest November snowstorm on record. This is too much but now the Indianapolis Children Braving Subzero Wind chills as they boarded school buses and in Buffalo residents digging digging out from nearly a foot of snow. Most people aren't prepared for it even though everybody warned us about it. It's just too early to freezing temps. Stretching far south in Taoist analysts were the thermometer dropped to the low twenties sprinklers. Creating this icy mess and David we broke a record. Low here seven degrees here here this morning in fact we never got out of the teens today but a slow climb towards warmer temperatures is on the way for us here David. Alex Perez Rob Marciano in my hometown of Syracuse. My thanks to you both. Let's get right to chief meteorologist. Ginger Zee timing out the cold tonight ginger. I know you're feeling that David cold is settling in right now l.. End We had twenty seven inches of snow in twenty four hours. An Empire Michigan that cold air over the warm lake still giving some issues to northern Ohio western Pennsylvania and New York going into tomorrow though. I really think it's the wind. Chill it makes all the way through the mid Atlantic and east. It'll feel like twenty two in Charleston Pensacola. Florida should have their earliest freeze. In twenty-six Years David Ginger Zee with us again tonight. Ginger thank you and we are just hours away now from the televised impeachment hearings here in Washington as you likely know this is only the fourth time impeachment proceedings have played out against an American president tomorrow morning. Millions will be watching it among the key questions. was there a quid pro. Quo Did president trump withhold hundreds of millions in USA paid to pressure the new president of Ukraine to investigate the Biden's tonight the first two witnesses who will testify tomorrow and why they were chosen and how some Republicans plan to defend the president holding mock hearings today to prepare. ABC's Mary Bruce Up on the hill tonight. Less than twenty four hours until the first public hearings Democrats eager to let let there. Witnesses speak for themselves speaker. What are you hoping to date from the impeachment proletarians? We're just having a press conference on dreamers estate. They've carefully chosen the first I to Bill Taylor. The top diplomat in Ukraine of Vietnam veteran handpicked by the President's own Secretary of State and George Kent a senior State Department official official who has served presidents of both parties. Democrats believe Taylor in Kent will reveal the scope of the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate the president's political rivals and and outline the stakes for national security. Taylor has testified. It was his quote clear understanding that Ukraine would not receive nearly four hundred million dollars in military Terry a.d until they agreed to investigate the Biden's an arrangement he described as crazy. Kent called American Ukraine Policy. A snake pit led ed by the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani whom he accused of running a campaign of slander and lies today. Republicans holding a mock hearing on Capitol Hill. They are preparing to cast. The witnesses unelected an anonymous bureaucrats. Neither of these two individuals were on the call. These folks never talked to the president of the United States about up this call. Republicans intend to focus narrowly on the president's July phone. Call saying there was no pressure when trump asked the Ukrainian president to quote. Do us a favor and urged him to investigate the Biden's but witnesses have testified. That call is just part of the story. That Ukraine was explicitly told they would not receive the military aid until till they announced that investigation. All right let's get right to very brucie's live up on the hill tonight Mary. We know these televised hearings get underway. Ten Am tomorrow and the Democrats and the Republicans gins will each have long stretches of time to question these witnesses uninterrupted David the top Republican and Democrat on this committee will each initially have forty five minutes to question. The witnesses is is giving each party. A big chunk of time to try and lay out their case to the American people after that each member gets five minutes for questions. David we are told the whole hearing could last within six hours David. All right. We'll be here for at all. Mary thank you see in the morning and I'll be joining George and the entire team live coverage of the House impeachment hearings tomorrow morning ten. Am Eastern Eastern right here live on ABC in the meantime to the other news. This Tuesday night. Urgent Manhunt now widening this evening for. US Marine wanted for murder. Michael Brown went. Hey Wall from Camp Lejeune last month tonight the FBI the US marshals have all joined the search across several states. Now and the new surveillance tonight. Here's ABC's chief. Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Thomas Tonight in their urgent effort to locate a marine deserter accused of killing his mother's boyfriend authorities releasing these new images as a nationwide manhunt God picks up pace the FBI US marshals and the NCIS joining the search for Michael Alexander Brown described as armed and dangerous believed to be carrying a high powered rifle and potentially other weapons the murder in tiny Franklin County Virginia just outside of roanoke shocking local residents as police have offered no motive round is believed to be driving this black two thousand eight Lincoln towncar with North Carolina license plates police noting that here's often lived in the woods in that he frequents national parks. Brown disappeared from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina last month. But it's unclear. Why the Marines tell tell us he's under investigation but are declining to offer specifics? David Brown faces second degree murder. Charges and police are warning the public to use extreme caution if Brown with thorns concerned the young man is in the volatile state. David Pierre Thomas. Live right here in Washington tonight. Peter Thank you and next to the major case before the Supreme Court tonight. President trump wants to end DACA protections for seven hundred thousand undocumented. Immigrants brought here as children. Orel arguments held today in thousands demonstrated demonstrated outside the Supreme Court. Their fate now in the hands of the nation's highest court at ABC's Terry Moran has covered the court for years on the plaza outside the Supreme Court Ford and emotional scene thousands of protesters and some dreamers open for a ruling. That will let them stay. Today I look around. I see my friends my community and everyone is here to fight to be a part of the country. We love at issue inside the courtroom president trump's 2017 decision to end the DACA program begun by President Obama in twenty twelve. That allowed seven hundred thousand people people who came to this country unlawfully when they were sixteen or younger to stay today. President trump defending his decision to end Daca with a falsehood. tweeting many of the people in Dhaka doc on no longer very young are far from angels. Some are very tough hardened criminals in fact the DACA program bars anyone with a felony conviction from participating the court's Liberals suggested the trump administration offered only flimsy rationales for ending Daca Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasting the president noting. He wants promise the dreamers quote that they were safe under him and that he'd find a way to keep them here and he hasn't conservative justices argued that the president has the power to end the program and that he done so properly. But even just Neil gorsuch. A trump appointee acknowledged the wrenching emotions at the heart of this case saying I hear a lot of facts sympathetic facts back to put out there and and they speak to all of us and Terry Moran Live with the Supreme Court tonight. Another major headline out of the court today Terry as you know clearing the way for the families of the victims of the Newtown massacre clearing the way for those families to sue the maker of the Ar fifteen style rifles used in that shooting that killed as we all know twenty children and six adults. That's right David. Those families suing Remington arms. The maker of that Bushmaster rifle. They allege that the company knowingly marketed that weapon to civilians for offensive combat style weapons operations against their perceived enemies The company wanted this court two squash that suit. The justices refused. So we'll go forward a big step for gun control advocates. David Terry Moran Live at the court again tonight for. Thank you Terry and we turn now to the vaping emergency tonight. Doctors are now talking about the teenager. Major who needed a double lung transplant. The patient was just sixteen at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital and doctors saying today the teen was near death one adding what he I saw the teens. Lungs was an evil he hadn't faced before. Here's ABC's Linsey Davis after rushing to the hospital days away from death tonight. Detroit doctors surtout success after their life saving measures to keep this teenager alive. This young patient would have died. There is no doubt about it. His family says he was an otherwise otherwise healthy sixteen year old high school athlete admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Like symptoms after vaping. He is is the first known double lung transplant on a vaping patient. The teen asking doctors to show pictures of his damaged lungs the white indicating scarred and inflamed tissue. This is an evil that I haven't faced before. I expect. Expect him. Hopefully to be an advocate to stop this madness fifteen-year-olds Zane Martin experienced similar damage. Don't vape unless you want end up in the hospital. It'll just last week. The CDC announce vitamin E ACETATE is a potential culprits their investigation into the more than two thousand cases of severe vaping related illnesses illnesses and at least forty deaths. Doctors say the teen is doing well. A full recovery is expected to take several months David. Lindsay Davis Thank Q.. And to another alarming headline tonight this evening. Authorities are now investigating three separate cases three fraternity related deaths at three different schools. In just a matter of days San Diego Geico State Arizona State and Washington State University tonight. Here's ABC's Cain of-of Alpha Fraternity this morning. Paramedics racing to to an off campus front house near Washington State University to find fraternity brothers performing CPR. Molly's not contracting they. We've seen a preliminary investigation indicating a possible alcohol related death. It's the third death involving a college fraternity in the last three days at San Diego State University. Paramedics call to the dorm of nineteen year old Dylan Hernandez he had fallen off his bunk bed about a six foot drop. We later found out that he fractured his school from the fall. The school says the freshman had attended a fraternity event the night before four and has since suspended all fourteen fraternities on campus and did Arizona State. Police are investigating the death of a male student whose body was found just yesterday Saturday in Greek housing and as for that Washington State Case David the National Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity saying tonight. They're mourning the loss of their brother and they're working with police and investigators on the case David Canaan reporting tonight thank you Qena and overseas tonight. The chaos and Hong Kong reaching a desperate new level tonight violent violent clashes in the business district there and the Chinese University. The police warning. The city is quote on the brink of a total breakdown. Pro Democracy protesters pushing to eliminate China's is heavy hand and a deadly escalation of tensions in the Middle East and is really airstrike. Killing a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad a militant group supported by Iran the targeted attack killing the man's wife as well at least fifty rockets then fired into Israel from Gaza. No one was hit. There is still much more ahead on world news tonight this Tuesday from Washington and a backlash tonight video showing man handcuffed by officer detained after being told to stop eating his sandwich body outrage that followed tonight the apology. Also news today about Google. Is the company collecting your personal health. Information millions are being affected by this in twenty one states. We'll have more and and your money tonight. The battle for Your Eyes Disney plus lodging today taking on net flicks apple TV among others fifty plus with all the Disney Classic Star Wars in one place and the first challenge challenge because of demand out of the gate lot more ahead tonight states from ABC. This is no limits even from the beginning all of us for saying this is so important. I've your host Rebecca Jarvis and each week. We're taking an honest look at success and how to get there. With the boldest most influential women. I'm in the world. I said I am a working mother and I'm here to tell you how to do it. What happened after that is a very long story to tell vulnerabilities actually a strength? You can hear. New episodes needs of no limits every week on apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast APP next tonight here to the growing battle for your is of course. Millions now stream their favorite movies and programs on their. TV's their phones tonight and to renew player from our parent company. It's called Disney. Plus here's our chief. Business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis as long lost. Tonight what could be Disney's biggest back yet. Launching Disney plus a treasure trove of content including more than five hundred movies movies all from the original Snow White The avengers plus seventy five hundred hundred TV episodes including the New Star Wars series the Mandal Gloria days. Now all in one place. It's not only a big swing swing but it's a it's a big swing for reason because it's a big deal to Disney fans worldwide. They've never had this before last year. Subscriptions to Video Streaming Services Mrs Surpassed Cable Subscriptions for the First Time Disney plus priced at six ninety nine a month. It costs about half that of Netflix. The biggest streaming provider currently according to Disney the parent company of ABC initial demand for Disney plus exceeding high expectations causing disruptions for some customers. The company promising to quickly resolve the current user issue analysts predict Disney plus will reach as many as ninety million subscribers in the next five years. David Jarvis Tonight Rebecca. Thank you to the index of other news tonight in the confrontation that led to outrage at San Francisco. Steve Foster was handcuffed by officer for eating a sandwich on a Bart train platform which is not allowed. The general manager is now apologizing saying an internal investigation is underway. Google is collecting health health data from millions of Americans. The company taking part in project nightingale teaming up with health systems company Ascension Gathering data in twenty one states without notifying patients. The company say they are designing software to improve patient care ascension says it complied with the law. and that Google cannot use the data for anything else and a surprise tribute to Alex Tribeca contestant did not know the answer to final jeopardy and then this ruger smiling. I like that. Let's take a look at your response. Did you come up with the right one. No what is we love you out very Cossio. Nineteen ninety five. You're left with five bucks okay. Travek battling pancreatic cancer. He was clearly moved by that. Finally tonight here. She is America. Strong Dolly Parton. And she's with our Robin Roberts. What we did not know about nine to five Dali came very prepared? No it lifts my spirits when I'm at home watching TV and flipping through nine to five comes on and it doesn't matter where it is in the movie. I'll stop sit down and watch it. Jane Fonda reached out to you about doing that. Yes she did. That was actually her her project. She produced that as well as acting in and she's the one that came to me. I was driving down the freeway away. One day listening to two dollars a tape of Dali and I suddenly thought she's got to do. This has got to be her. I aww we were a little concerned that she can no lines. He's going to be okay so you can be comfortable. I've never even seen a movie made and I did a lot of things that now found humor humorous like out on memorize the whole script the whole script. The first day her lines at our lines that was just the beginning. It was a bombshell. The girls don't like me at all valid and Judy Burnley. Because they think that I'm making making it with the balls and that has happened happened to me many times in in my life people misunderstanding. 'cause some so open and so fun that people sometimes we'll get the wrong idea. They think I do you all the things I jokingly. I've had a great message. It was actually looked back. I finished movement movie thinking back now when when the Times that we're living in with times up and metoo that nine to five. That movie was was ahead of its time and so it was a lot of good but elegantly. Didn't do enough good because we're going to always have the same problems in the workplace for the women and men but you kind of have to find a way to move around that and they're still work to be done. I still believe that Women should get paid equal and should be treated with respect. I'm all about that you know I'm not going to say I don't get out and have to preach at her march in the streets. I write about it. I wrote down to five special Dolly Parton here. She comes again tonight. Ten PM Eastern right here. We'll see you tomorrow morning at ten from Washington tonight. It's finally here here. You can download the Disney plus APP right now and start streaming the best of Disney Pixar Marvel Star Wars and National Geographic ad free. And wherever whenever you want them for more go to Disney plus dot com. Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then. Zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash. Tonight that's indeed dot com slash tonight.

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Full Episode: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

World News Tonight with David Muir

20:58 min | 9 months ago

Full Episode: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then. Zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today. Indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight tonight from Washington on the eve of history the televised impeachment hearings also so today the major storm now turning deadly two hundred million Americans feeling this bitter chill across the country snow and ice the massive pileup more than fifty vehicles on this interstate temperatures in some areas dropping sixty degrees here in Washington the televised hearings just hours away. The first two witnesses. This is at why they were chosen the urgent hunt growing tonight the US Marine wanted for murder searching across several states. And you'll see the new surveillance the vaping emergency tonight. The teenager needing a double lung transplant. Doctor say he was near death at what they say. They found the alarming news tonight. Authorities investigating take three separate cases three student deaths in three days involving fraternities all eyes on the Supreme Court. Where do the justices stand on Daca to program program allowing dreamers to stay president trump? Wants it to end. We'll court agreed the first signs tonight. The man detained and handcuffed told to stop eating a sandwich in which the backlash tonight the policy overseas tonight. The retaliation after Israeli airstrikes target haughty leaders. Your money at the battle for your eyes is tonight. Disney plus launching today taking on Netflix and Apple. TV Dizzy plus with all the Disney Classic Star Wars in one place had the first challenge Allen Jr because of demand and Robin Roberts. Tonight with Dolly Parton. What we never knew about nine to five Dolly memorized this is ABC News? Tonight with David Muir reporting tonight from Washington and good evening tonight from Washington and we are here at our nation's capital because of the nature of play out here tomorrow the televised impeachment hearings and what you could expect in just a moment but we begin tonight with this massive storm system. That's now turned deadly a fifty vehicle pile up in white out conditions on I eighty. This is near Youngstown Ohio traffic at a standstill in so many places across the country at least six six deaths now across the storm zone record November snow in Detroit and the record breaking cold settling in across much of the nation sixty degree drop in places and millions are now bracing for tomorrow morning we have the track for you and ABC's Alex Perez lead us off from Chicago tonight that powerful Arctic blast bringing whiteout conditions additions and wreaking deadly havoc on the roads in Ohio several crashes involving multiple vehicles including this pile up on interstate eighty near Youngstown on the highway shutdown in both directions for a time at least two fatalities on the state's icy highways at least six whether related deaths it's in all across the region the cold fueling that snow was record-breaking in Chicago about a face on the day the trick in two days in a row we have established a new record low to the east in Detroit their biggest November snowstorm on record. This is too much but now the Indianapolis Children Braving Subzero Wind chills as they boarded school buses and in Buffalo residents digging digging out from nearly a foot of snow. Most people aren't prepared for it even though everybody warned us about it. It's just too early to freezing temps. Stretching far south in Taoist analysts were the thermometer dropped to the low twenties sprinklers. Creating this icy mess and David we broke a record. Low here seven degrees here here this morning in fact we never got out of the teens today but a slow climb towards warmer temperatures is on the way for us here David. Alex Perez Rob Marciano in my hometown of Syracuse. My thanks to you both. Let's get right to chief meteorologist. Ginger Zee timing out the cold tonight ginger. I know you're feeling that David cold is settling in right now l.. End We had twenty seven inches of snow in twenty four hours. An Empire Michigan that cold air over the warm lake still giving some issues to northern Ohio western Pennsylvania and New York going into tomorrow though. I really think it's the wind. Chill it makes all the way through the mid Atlantic and east. It'll feel like twenty two in Charleston Pensacola. Florida should have their earliest freeze. In twenty-six Years David Ginger Zee with us again tonight. Ginger thank you and we are just hours away now from the televised impeachment hearings here in Washington as you likely know this is only the fourth time impeachment proceedings have played out against an American president tomorrow morning. Millions will be watching it among the key questions. was there a quid pro. Quo Did president trump withhold hundreds of millions in USA paid to pressure the new president of Ukraine to investigate the Biden's tonight the first two witnesses who will testify tomorrow and why they were chosen and how some Republicans plan to defend the president holding mock hearings today to prepare. ABC's Mary Bruce Up on the hill tonight. Less than twenty four hours until the first public hearings Democrats eager to let let there. Witnesses speak for themselves speaker. What are you hoping to date from the impeachment proletarians? We're just having a press conference on dreamers estate. They've carefully chosen the first I to Bill Taylor. The top diplomat in Ukraine of Vietnam veteran handpicked by the President's own Secretary of State and George Kent a senior State Department official official who has served presidents of both parties. Democrats believe Taylor in Kent will reveal the scope of the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate the president's political rivals and and outline the stakes for national security. Taylor has testified. It was his quote clear understanding that Ukraine would not receive nearly four hundred million dollars in military Terry a.d until they agreed to investigate the Biden's an arrangement he described as crazy. Kent called American Ukraine Policy. A snake pit led ed by the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani whom he accused of running a campaign of slander and lies today. Republicans holding a mock hearing on Capitol Hill. They are preparing to cast. The witnesses unelected an anonymous bureaucrats. Neither of these two individuals were on the call. These folks never talked to the president of the United States about up this call. Republicans intend to focus narrowly on the president's July phone. Call saying there was no pressure when trump asked the Ukrainian president to quote. Do us a favor and urged him to investigate the Biden's but witnesses have testified. That call is just part of the story. That Ukraine was explicitly told they would not receive the military aid until till they announced that investigation. All right let's get right to very brucie's live up on the hill tonight Mary. We know these televised hearings get underway. Ten Am tomorrow and the Democrats and the Republicans gins will each have long stretches of time to question these witnesses uninterrupted David the top Republican and Democrat on this committee will each initially have forty five minutes to question. The witnesses is is giving each party. A big chunk of time to try and lay out their case to the American people after that each member gets five minutes for questions. David we are told the whole hearing could last within six hours David. All right. We'll be here for at all. Mary thank you see in the morning and I'll be joining George and the entire team live coverage of the House impeachment hearings tomorrow morning ten. Am Eastern Eastern right here live on ABC in the meantime to the other news. This Tuesday night. Urgent Manhunt now widening this evening for. US Marine wanted for murder. Michael Brown went. Hey Wall from Camp Lejeune last month tonight the FBI the US marshals have all joined the search across several states. Now and the new surveillance tonight. Here's ABC's chief. Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Thomas Tonight in their urgent effort to locate a marine deserter accused of killing his mother's boyfriend authorities releasing these new images as a nationwide manhunt God picks up pace the FBI US marshals and the NCIS joining the search for Michael Alexander Brown described as armed and dangerous believed to be carrying a high powered rifle and potentially other weapons the murder in tiny Franklin County Virginia just outside of roanoke shocking local residents as police have offered no motive round is believed to be driving this black two thousand eight Lincoln towncar with North Carolina license plates police noting that here's often lived in the woods in that he frequents national parks. Brown disappeared from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina last month. But it's unclear. Why the Marines tell tell us he's under investigation but are declining to offer specifics? David Brown faces second degree murder. Charges and police are warning the public to use extreme caution if Brown authorities concerned the young man is in the volatile state. David Pierre Thomas Live right here in Washington tonight Peter Thank you and next to the major case before the Supreme Court tonight. President trump wants to end DACA protections for seven hundred thousand undocumented. Immigrants brought here as children. Oral arguments held today in thousands demonstrated demonstrated outside the Supreme Court. Their fate now in the hands of the nation's highest court at ABC's Terry Moran has covered the court for years on the plaza outside the Supreme Court Ford and emotional scene thousands of protesters and some dreamers open for a ruling. That will let them stay. Today I look around. I see my friends my community and everyone is here to fight to be a part of the country. We love at issue inside the courtroom president trump's 2017 decision to end the DACA program begun by President Obama in twenty twelve. That allowed seven hundred thousand people people who came to this country unlawfully when they were sixteen or younger to stay today. President trump defending his decision to end Daca with a falsehood. tweeting many of the people in Dhaka doc on no longer very young are far from angels. Some are very tough hardened criminals in fact the DACA program bars anyone with a felony conviction from participating the court's Liberals suggested the trump administration offered only flimsy rationales for ending Daca Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasting the president noting. He wants promise the dreamers quote that they were safe under him and that he'd find a way to keep them here and he hasn't conservative justices argued that the president has the power to end the program and that he done so properly. But even just Neil gorsuch. A trump appointee acknowledged the wrenching emotions at the heart of this case saying I hear a lot of facts sympathetic facts back to put out there and and they speak to all of us and Terry Moran Live with the Supreme Court tonight. Another major headline out of the court today Terry as you know clearing the way for the families of the victims of the Newtown massacre clearing the way for those families to sue the maker of the Ar fifteen style rifles used in that shooting that killed as we all know twenty children and six adults. That's right David. Those families suing Remington arms. The maker of that Bushmaster rifle. They allege that the company knowingly marketed that weapon to civilians for offensive combat style weapons operations against their perceived enemies The company wanted this court two squash that suit. The justices refused. So we'll go forward a big step for gun control advocates. David Terry Moran Live at the court again tonight for. Thank you Terry and we turn now to the vaping emergency tonight. Doctors are now talking about the teenager. Major who needed a double lung transplant. The patient was just sixteen at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital and doctors saying today the teen was near death one adding what he I saw the teens. Lungs was an evil he hadn't faced before. Here's ABC's Linsey Davis after rushing to the hospital days away from death tonight. Detroit doctors surtout success after their life saving measures to keep this teenager alive. This young patient would have died. There is no doubt about it. His family says he was an otherwise otherwise healthy sixteen year old high school athlete admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Like symptoms after vaping. He is is the first known double lung transplant on a vaping patient. The teen asking doctors to show pictures of his damaged lungs the white indicating scarred and inflamed tissue. This is an evil that I haven't faced before. I expect. Expect him. Hopefully to be an advocate to stop this madness fifteen-year-olds Zane Martin experienced similar damage. Don't vape unless you want end up in the hospital. It'll just last week. The CDC announce vitamin E ACETATE is a potential culprits their investigation into the more than two thousand cases of severe vaping related illnesses illnesses and at least forty deaths. Doctors say the teen is doing well. A full recovery is expected to take several months David. Lindsay Davis Thank Q.. And to another alarming headline tonight this evening. Authorities are now investigating three separate cases three fraternity related deaths at three different schools. In just a matter of days San Diego Geico State Arizona State and Washington State University tonight. Here's ABC's Cain of-of Alpha Fraternity this morning. Paramedics racing to to an off campus front house near Washington State University to find fraternity brothers performing CPR. Molly's not contracting they. We've seen a preliminary investigation indicating a possible alcohol related death. It's the third death involving a college fraternity in the last three days at San Diego State University. Paramedics call to the dorm of nineteen year old Dylan Hernandez he had fallen off his bunk bed about a six foot drop. We later found out that he fractured his school from the fall. The school says the freshman had attended a fraternity event the night before four and has since suspended all fourteen fraternities on campus and did Arizona State. Police are investigating the death of a male student whose body was found just yesterday Saturday in Greek housing and as for that Washington State Case David the national alphabets. How a fraternity saying tonight? They're mourning the loss of their brother and they're working with police and investigators on the case David Canaan reporting tonight thank you Qena and overseas tonight. The chaos and Hong Kong reaching a desperate new level tonight violent violent clashes in the business district there and the Chinese University. The police warning. The city is quote on the brink of a total breakdown. Pro Democracy protesters pushing to eliminate China's is heavy hand and a deadly escalation of tensions in the Middle East and is really airstrike. Killing a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad a militant group supported by Iran the targeted attack killing the man's wife as well at least fifty rockets then fired into Israel from Gaza. No one was hit. There is still much more ahead on world news tonight this Tuesday from Washington and a backlash tonight video showing man handcuffed by officer detained after being told to stop eating his sandwich body outrage that followed tonight the apology. Also news today about Google. Is the company collecting your personal health. Information millions are being affected by this in twenty one states. We'll have more and and your money tonight. The battle for Your Eyes Disney plus lodging today taking on net flicks apple TV among others fifty plus with all the Disney Classic Star Wars in one place and the first challenge challenge because of demand out of the gate lot more ahead tonight states from ABC. This is no limits even from the beginning all of us for saying this is so important. I've your host Rebecca Jarvis and each week. We're taking an honest look at success and how to get there. With the boldest most influential women. I'm in the world. I said I am a working mother and I'm here to tell you how to do it. What happened after that is a very long story to tell vulnerabilities actually a strength? You can hear. New episodes needs of no limits every week on apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast APP next tonight here to the growing battle for your is of course. Millions now stream their favorite movies and programs on their. TV's their phones tonight and to renew player from our parent company. It's called Disney. Plus here's our chief. Business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis as long lost. Tonight what could be Disney's biggest back yet. Launching Disney plus a treasure trove of content including more than five hundred movies movies all from the original Snow White The avengers plus seventy five hundred hundred TV episodes including the New Star Wars series the mandatory days. Now all in one place. It's not only a big swing swing but it's a it's a big swing for reason because it's a big deal to Disney fans worldwide. They've never had this before last year. Subscriptions to Video Streaming Services Mrs Surpassed Cable Subscriptions for the First Time Disney plus priced at six ninety nine a month. It costs about half that of Netflix. The biggest streaming provider currently according to Disney the parent company of ABC initial demand for Disney plus exceeding high expectations causing disruptions for some customers. The company promising to quickly resolve the current user issue analysts predict Disney plus will reach as many as ninety million subscribers in the next five years. David Jarvis Tonight Rebecca. Thank you to the index of other news tonight in the confrontation that led to outrage at San Francisco. Steve Foster was handcuffed by officer for eating a sandwich on a Bart train platform which is not allowed. The general manager is now apologizing saying an internal investigation is underway. Google is collecting health health data from millions of Americans. The company taking part in project nightingale teaming up with health systems company Ascension Gathering data in twenty one states without notifying patients. The company say they are designing software to improve patient care ascension says it complied with the law. and that Google cannot use the data for anything else and a surprise tribute to Alex Tribeca contestant did not know the answer to final jeopardy and then this ruger smiling. I like that. Let's take a look at your response. Did you come up with the right one. No what is we love you out very Cossio. Nineteen ninety five. You're left with five bucks okay. Travek battling pancreatic cancer. He was clearly moved by that. Finally tonight here. She is America. Strong Dolly Parton. And she's with our Robin Roberts. What we did not know about nine to five Dali came very prepared? No it lifts my spirits when I'm at home watching TV and flipping through nine to five comes on and it doesn't matter where it is in the movie. I'll stop sit down and watch it. Jane Fonda reached out to you about doing that. Yes she did. That was actually her her project. She produced that as well as acting in and she's the one that came to me. I was driving down the freeway away. One day listening to two dollars a tape of Dali and I suddenly thought she's got to do. This has got to be her. I aww we were a little concerned that she can no lines. He's going to be okay so you can be comfortable. I've never even seen a movie made and I did a lot of things that now found humor humorous like out on memorize the whole script the whole script. The first day her lines at our lines that was just the beginning. It was a bombshell. The girls don't like me at all valid and Judy Burnley. Because they think that I'm making making it with the balls and that has happened happened to me many times in in my life people misunderstanding. 'cause some so open and so fun that people sometimes we'll get the wrong idea. They think I do you all the things I jokingly. I've had a great message. It was actually looked back. I finished movement movie thinking back now when when the Times that we're living in with times up and metoo that nine to five. That movie was was ahead of its time and so it was a lot of good but elegantly. Didn't do enough good because we're going to always have the same problems in the workplace for the women and men but you kind of have to find a way to move around that and they're still work to be done. I still believe that Women should get paid equal and should be treated with respect. I'm all about that you know I'm not going to say I don't get out and have to preach at her march in the streets. I write about it. I wrote down to five special Dolly Parton here. She comes again tonight. Ten PM Eastern right here. We'll see you tomorrow morning at ten from Washington good night are you hiring and with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then. Zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight. It's finally here. You can download the Disney plus APP right now and start streaming the best of Disney Pixar Marvel Star Wars and National Geographic ad free. And wherever whenever you want them for more go to Disney plus dot com.

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Super Bowl LIII Wrap Up and eSports (Markazi)

Arrive Early, Leave Late

22:46 min | 1 year ago

Super Bowl LIII Wrap Up and eSports (Markazi)

"Covering the Super Bowl can be exhausting. But in two thousand nineteen it's not just about writing the other times arosh Markazi went multimedia you heard him on the podcast. You saw him on the videos, and yes, he was able to squeeze in a column Super Bowl fifty three. We're gonna talk for the newest columnist. But when it was like in Atlanta, having the ram and patriots. It's time for the arrive early Lee podcasts on about the brand. It's Wednesday February sixth. And I quote I needed to sit in the crowd even for a moment during the Super Bowl. This wasn't kind of game or moment for the city, you could take him solely within the sterile confines of repressed box. Now's the lead by arosh Markazi after the Rams loss to the patriots in Super Bowl fifty three. Why did you go into the crowd rush? I don't have this connection with the Rams like I do with the other teams in the city. You know, I grew up on the Showtime Lakers sitting in the colonnade section at the forum. I grew up on the dodgers from the top deck Dodger Stadium. I go to USC game from the peristyle into the Colosio. I don't have that connection with the Rams Georgia. Frontier really took that for means. So many fans who could have been fans when she moved the team. So I thought it was important to go sit in the crowd in be amongst the fans and really experienced that moment there, and listen, I was hoping that it was going to be like an exciting victory for the Rams, and I can experience that with those fans, but it didn't happen. But I just thought that that was important because there's this generational disconnect that this team has with this city. So when people wonder why are the Rams not as accepted, I think they will be. But it's just gonna take some time. What was the crowd difference inside the Mercedes Benz stadium was mostly pets fan where there some rents fan? What was like there? Some Rams fans. But that's a good way to say it. I mean, it was ten to one. I mean is walking the concourse and go into the tailgates. I mean, it was way more pats fans, and I get it listen. And I mentioned this in the column I mean, it was fifteen hundred dollars to buy a round trip flight there. It was twenty five hundred dollars just to walk into the door with a ticket hotels or six hundred seven hundred somewhere one thousand dollars per night. So if you're a fan first of all hard to be a hardcore fan after a couple years, so you don't have that investment with the team. And so I think there are fans out there that would have loved to have gone to the game. But they simply could not. But it was a lot more pats fans, and you heard it every time the past is something big. It was a huge ovation. Tom Brady talked about it after the game. He felt that it felt like a home game. So, but there were some fans there, and again, as I mentioned, I think it will take time if they have more seasons like this. And maybe not have to go to the rule, but you know, they win ten twelve thirteen games this will slowly. But surely. Become a Rams town. This is a team give them a lot of credit for getting toward the rat quickly to because I worked on the ramp broadcast the first season. I was a spotter for J belong young talented broadcaster elderly happy for him to be able to be on the radio call for the Rams rate or broadcast, and I remember the first season and looking and like man the crowd is going down that New Year's Eve day because the nine over. There was nobody there and two years later with McVeigh in golf and the way they've turned around I'm happy for their organization love to see success in the city of Los Angeles. But the same time I went to a Super Bowl party here in a lay and people were wearing Niners Jersey's a guy had a falcons jersey because people around our age we grew up with no football late thirties, mid thirties young in their twenties. Frontier and Davis took him away. They suck when I was in junior high because they were trying to leave. So I don't have that connection. So I could see why fans going to watch the Super Bowl. No matter what. But the same time you're going to cheer for your city. But it's. There's hardcore fans there were really going. I it just as you mentioned in your calm. It's gonna take time yet it here's the thing that I'm going to say about that first year, and this is coming from someone who went to USC and teaches there the Coliseum. Experience was not a good one. I remember that first game was sold out was ninety thousand people there. There was lines out the door to use the restrooms. They didn't have any water. I mean, it was a depressing came to go to and I talked to so many fans that listen I want to support this team. I'm gonna wait till they build that new stadium because this is not a fun place to go to see a game. So I think when I saw that that attendance at first season first of all they were four and twelve there were so bad. But I think the Coliseum has something to do with that. But as you mentioned, it is hard to be a hard core fan when a team just shows up, and we have so many teams here, and we have so many teams that we love we love the Lakers, we loved the dodgers we love the kings. We love our college teams. I mean, just because teams showed up doesn't mean we're going to sell out the place for them. They have to prove themselves. And again, I think they are doing that. I think that Mundi night game against the chiefs of the Coliseum was huge what they did for the city was huge. So again, I think more seasons like this and more experiences like this where you could be proud of the team in proud of the city that's going to be great. It's gonna take time. Nobody's saying it's not we're not being delusional here yet a great line. I saw retreated by a bunch of people Arash Markazi here it's like someone breaking up with you and showing up your door twenty one years later after you're married with two kids and a mortgage and expecting to pick things up where you left off. Where'd you come up with that? Well, here's the thing. I mean, people think just because they were here before that now that they're back. We have to like love them. And it's like, no like things change, right. Like when they move like I was a kid. I'm a grown, man. Now, you're a grown man you've moved on forty right? So you have your teams, and so it's really hard to tell a fan base. Listen, we know in those twenty one years you picked the Packers. But don't be a Packers fan. Well, it's like, you know, man. Like I been a Packers fan for twenty one years where I've been a Cowboys fan for twenty one years. I mean, you can't just show up to my door and think that things are gonna be okay. 'cause they're not like I've moved on with my life. And again things are going to be okay. In the long y because these kids are going to grow up, and they're going to go to these games and they're going to be Todd Gurley fans Jared Goff. And so that they're going to be fans of the team that takes time because that kid who's a kid right now he can't pay for season tickets. So again, I'm not worried about this team here term, but this mex- PEC tation that Los Angeles has to support this team just because they showed up that's ridiculous now you, and I were very active on social media rush Markazi, you have your name. So you could follow him Durant sports on Twitter. And I posted on Instagram story Beth that the headline I do it. Every Monday always pulls the LA times sports page and the headline from the Rams LA times was excellent. I wish I knew who came up with the headline. It said lambs calmer. Not rams. I very excellent will done. But there was a lot of people coming after you. And I about how they felt it was not in good taste that the LA times was attacking the Rams, wait a minute. They're not attacking first of all these papers are aren't cheerleader like you're here to give you what's going on the Lam is a young ram. And it looked like a young team that wasn't ready to play the Super Bowl. Why do you think people got sensitive towards that headline it's because of the connotation behind it. If you're a fan of team against the Rams, if you're a San Francisco fan, you call them the lambs, it's not the same. But it's like if you call the Cowboys, they cowgirls or if you call the kings to queens or whatever like, it's the connotation behind the name. And so I think a lot of people his understood that the call them. It was a headline for column that Bill plash wrote was about how this team is a young team. And so it made sense, but I also have sympathy and I realize if you're a Rams. Dan, picking up the paper following that loss in you see lambs not Rams especially lambs which is again when the when you go up against the opposing team. That's what they call you. That's what they use to put you down. I get where they're coming from. But they have to realize that had nothing to do with just a cheap shot. It was talking about them being young team. So that a talked to some of the fans about that. I hope they realize what the intent was again that Monday morning was going to be tough for them regardless because they had a chance to win that game. I watched that game. Again, I don't know why I put myself through that. But I watched the game, you know. You know, it's three three eleven minutes to go in the game. And that holding call on that Todd Gurley. I doubt. I mean, if that doesn't happen the reins at least take the lead if it's six to three or ten to three and they really put themselves in a position to perhaps win that game. So I feel for the Rams fans. I know when they look at the paper the next day, and they saw that particular word, it, definitely touched them, and it hurt them. And so I know where they're coming from. But that was not the intent, then if you were continue to use all the back page of the sports like xactly, a full LA times said, thank you. Rams. Very well done. Thank you for another trip to the big game. So I looked at it. More of good. I'm glad people are getting upset about things. I'm glad I thanks for times and fallen are Instagram's. But also shows that people do care, and that's where I wanna leave this to that as much as people wanna to LA is whether whether teams it's not this reason, we're doing this podcast because it feels like we're defending ourselves all the time. But the same time, look we. We have higher standards. We do care about. Our team's fans are getting upset about headlights. It's good. I love that. They're becoming football passion in the city, which I didn't grow up with. Here's the thing. We hold our teams accountable, and we don't just blindly support them. There's this feeling that you just have to sell out a stadium. Just because at teams playing that's ridiculous. Unless angels you have to good product. You're not had this conversation before just because you're selling doesn't mean you have a good prop. Exactly, here's the thing. If you sell out, and you don't have a good product. Where's the motivation for you to put out a good product the Rams team that they put on the field this past season was done because you have to put that product on the field to succeed here in? So if they were in St Louis, maybe they don't put together this type of team, but in Los Angeles, you have to you have to go out and get a coach like, Sean McVay. You have to go out and get superstar players because if you don't you're not gonna drop ins, I got a flu down a rush this time now for word from. Sponsor. Hi, this is Clint Shaw from the Los Angeles Times. And we're excited to be teaming up with chase. At the two thousand nineteen Sundance film festival with the chase sapphire. Reserve card you were in three times points on travel and restaurants near far and the places in between so checkout sapphire. Reserve from chase credit card issued by chase Bank. USA N A account subject to credit approval restrictions. Limitations apply copyright 2019 JP Morgan chasing co now in Atlanta. Following your social media times, by the way, Charlotte Ellie video department young John shock? It's amazing. It's so much fun with you Dylan Hernandez, eating all the food. I was going to be sold. I thought your health kick. What happened to you? Also, if you watch the video, I didn't have the food. He had the food. And that was the reason that I had a Lupu Minna this because that's usually my thing. That's usually go out and have all their food. But I said, listen, I wanna do this. But I can't right now. So Dylan you're coming with me, you're having the I'm just going to explain the food in talk about the food. You're going to trial the foods. So he did that. And I think that was maybe maybe our most traffic story or clip or whatever I mean people love to watch him put a hot dogs and hamburgers chicken fingers in his mouth people love to not here doing her. Anyway. Video would Danny trae who Chet. They drove his truck. His talk Lanta. That was amazing. So he was passing out tacos on Saturday before the game. He added like this Rams jersey on his Rams hat on. We talked about how we grew up loving the Rams, and it was really cool. I mean, the tacos were fantastic. He media taco specifically for Todd Gurley taco for number ninety nine or Donald in one for Sean McVay, and they were all three delicious. I had a bike from each one. Now, you get mad at snoop Dogg. So here's the thing snoop perform at the game rally for the Rams. He's from Los Angeles. You had a Rams jacket on Rams had on. He was representing Los Angeles. I got invited to the patriots postgame party by a friend it hurt to go there. But listen the game is over and I'm going to enjoy a drink with the friend stoop dogs there with Tom Brady jerseys celebrating that the patriots won. I said what is going on here? But you do know that sloop also performed at the Rams postgame parted. He's performing everywhere. Both go get that money who get them. Get them pay pay an exactly the guy who you want on your side anyways. Right. He's bandwagon. That's the thing. I kept hearing all but he's a Steelers fan, but he's a raiders fan. But he's listen. I think he's a supporter. I mean, I used to see him at USC games. And the next thing I know one day he's wearing a UCLA jersey. So listen, if you wanna represent all the teams if you want to be like Drake, that's fine. Arosh Markazi giddy mad at Duke dog for performing post game. Okay. Awesome. This you're tweeting from the posting party was four the morning and why it was four o'clock in the morning and then gronk and his family were dancing without their shirts. And I said, I think it's time for me to go to bed. So that's I left at that point. What time did you actually go to sleep after the five o'clock, you know, because my hotel wasn't right next to the patriots team hotel. So it was a little bit of a walk. And then with the time I got back. I watched a little bit of TV. I went to sleep. So I left it for five self promoter here. We'll how cool was it just writing and working for the LA times you've done it for supposed to stray you've done it for years PIN, but the ties of time for you. It was totally different. It was such a unique experience normally do this. I take a picture of the press box seat. And then when I got the clip or the preview of what was going to look like in the paper. It was just a really cool experience called home. I mean, we get. The paper delivered. And I get it delivered by said can you pick up like two more copies for me? So that was just a cool thing to cover it for the times. Again, I was hoping for a call about them succeeding, and where the victory party would be in the victory parade and all that. But for that to be like my first week on the job. And I think I think we touched on this last time we talked. I mean, it was a surreal thing for me. Did you watch maroon five I did? Although I watched a little bit of pro wrestling as you know, I'm a big wrestling fan. So they had a live show during halftime. So I pulled that up on my laptop that what you did really. I did I took a picture of it just because I I don't mind room five. But I just didn't think the halftime show is all that. Great. So I said let me watch a little bit uproariously here. Rush for comedy. So what do you do? Now. Now. Now, what are you worried about Las question? So after this I kinda wanna focus on some of these mother sports. The emerging trends that were covering the sports gambling and league of legends. And like all this stuff that I want to hold speaking, speak English. What? Legends. I wanna tell our what is that. It's a video game. And so we're gonna go sometimes I'd love to take you out to Monica where these team plays almost four thing. And so their world championships when the little win the league of legends has a real championship this, by the way, this is what I was in China during that whole shoplifting incident. Everyone was like how'd you end up in China? I was in China for the league of legends world championships, which was at the birds nest in Beijing fifty thousand people there to watch the world championships legal edges. So we have not covered that in the sports section of the Los Angeles Times. And that's something that I would like to do more of. So that sorta like my next thing that I would like to tackle is kind of tell our viewers tell our listeners our readers about this, great sport. Hold or Arash, Arash, hold you're covering video games. I want to I want to let our as a beat as like, that's what you're doing. I'm not making fun of it. I'm not a video game guy. And I. Respect those guys that are making millions of dollars video games because my teenager. He'd tells me all about it. But you got to remember it's different. If you're listening to podcast, you're ready wants to habitat, but at the same time, you're going to be the video game. None difference. Would you be on the page to calmness? I'll be writing three days a week will be covering a little bit of everything like a Super Bowl. I would like to within our pages with our podcast, and with our website a minute, deuce fans to this great sport. And I do think it's a sport. Because Sally when the world championships were in the US is sold out Madison Square Garden is sold staple center. Shut up. I swear I gotta take you with me. I gotta take the whole crude with do. It's it's an amazing experience. I mean, these guys love their players and they love their teams. Just like we loved the Lakers. Just like we love the dodgers. Just like we love our teams. And so it's a unique thing it's something new, but I think we're ahead of the curve year in terms of covering it. And so it's something I would like to do more of for sure is this Rick. Owns a teenage. Exactly. Yeah. Patrick sushi. Young is involved. Do he knows what's up with the owner of the time? That's right. I'm not making fun of this is very interesting to me. And by the way, if you look outside of the office are beautiful campus and Elsa gun DOE. That warehouse will be a arena that houses these great events. So you'll be seeing me at the he's sports events there too. Oh, my weight. That's where we park. Yeah. So right next to that. It's not built yet. It was a warehouse, but it will be a facility in addition shows and debates, and whatever, but it's the will house those events as I'm very I I have no clue about it. I don't play video games. But I hear my kid and his friends talking about it about all these competitions. And how the kids are watching other people play video games on YouTube and those YouTube guys are millionaires. Right. It's a crazy timely, and it's all these teams are getting involved because they're looking at the figures. Like, the twitch streaming numbers on the world championships. Believe it or not it's on par with the Super Bowl come off, which streaming numbers. Yeah. The world championships against you're getting viewers from around the world. And so, you know, Michael Jordan is a big investor. Magic Johnson is an investor a lot of these teams the warriors the rockets, they're all investors. So that's a story that I'd like to tell and again, I know people will read that in maybe not know about it. But my goal is for them to be familiar with it. And again, it might not be something that they want to watch on TV. But I guarantee you so many of them like you said their kids are watching. So here's what your kids are watching. Here's why they love it. Here's why they're playing these games. Because when you watch these great players do what they do as crazy as it sounds to them. It's like watching Renaldo or metamorphose someone because they're able to do things in that game that they can't do the NBA team like this. He league. Yes. So the. NBA has a two k leagues or Twenty-one teams in that to k-league at some point. They would like all the teams to have a team. And again, this is sort of like an extension of that. And I talked to a silver about that a while ago. He says we have four leagues we have the NBA the NBA G league. And now the two k-league. Wow. Isn't that amazing? I have a draft, and they get jerseys that they wear I know the people driving right now saying what? Well, stay tuned because we'll be talking about some more. Hopefully, I'm interested because I can only imagine the characters because if you look how many times parents are you get those video games doing for you next. You know that kid is like sixteen years old, and he's a millionaire. No, yeah. I'm being serious. These kids are a rockstar. Right. Here's the thing. There's a player who plays fortnight ninja. Everyone knows ninja. If they don't really know the games they've heard of ninja this guy makes two hundred fifty thousand dollars a month play in that game. Crazy a month. Yeah. He has more streaming numbers than being like, listen. He's not up there with the Kardashians. But in in terms of his reach and the kids that he can talk to just because of his streaming numbers. It's incredible arosh. I just pulled up this kid's Instagram. Yeah. Ninja has twelve point seven million followers. There you go. He was at the Super Bowl with you. He exactly I. Yeah. Exactly. I I definitely did see there. He has a picture with Peyton Manning. Here's the thing that people I've seen celebrities come up to ninja take a picture with him. And maybe they don't know him. But they know that their kids love him like the way we love for Nando or move Haji Johnston. They love ninja say ways an incredible thing. And so they might not know about them. But they know if they take a picture with them their kids will think that they're so cool. Okay. We need to get ninja on the podcast. Exactly. Yeah. From there. The arrive early leave late with Linda. This is very interesting. I'm very excited. See what you have coming up. Arash Markazi, not just the world and on the way baseball season yet. I know when are we going to spring training? We had a road trip. We gotta go get a go to Scottsdale and Tempe, Glendale, and all those places. And also are you worried about the Lakers? I mean, don't even get into. Just just in general the Lakers organization right now. Are you concerned? I am not. I am not. I think that they will be one of the favorites to win it all in twenty nine thousand nine hundred thousand twenty because I do think what it doesn't matter what they do at the trade deadline. I think I think the team that they're going to put together next season. It will be a championship contending. Arosh Markov arrest Markazi at USC follow him on social media. Just one word rush Markazi, he still cool. He gets his own name random like that. Russia's always shaded. We'll talk to you soon. Thanks talk to you. What an interesting career arosh Markazi has doesn't he he goes through bull video games carve out his own niche? Good for him to have him back on the podcast. And as always you could find all the podcasts on site. Ellie times dot com slash podcast LA times dot com slash podcast. The arrive early late podcast is Janine by Mike. Kaplan producer, Dave wine Angel Rodriguez is the sports editor on the host, but rant. Thank you. For listening.

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HR 3: It's Finally here. Tonight Lakers vs. Clippers.

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HR 3: It's Finally here. Tonight Lakers vs. Clippers.

"Okay. We all begins in Towers Elsie. Ted Hours you've got the Lakers against the clippers in the bubble. The regular season kicks back off again it's all for real. Now, the Lakers are as intact as they're going to be a wild knowing Bradley obviously opted out Rajon Rondo for at least around but. Waiters has looked good jr Smith started to come along and in the meantime Lebron Nathan Davis, in the moments they played together. They reminded you why the Lakers are considered. One of the smallest handful teams that are favored to win this thing they looked awesome together even with the restart even with the time off. Really good. They stay focused they stay focused and leadership is. That's what leadership does. Leash upsets sets the tone and if you have respect for the person who's in charge is respect for the person who's the leader you're going to follow suit. The Brian James is highly respected for lots of reasons. First and foremost. He's a made man right. So just on the resume alone you like Cumberland this dude I got a good chance of making the finals why? Because he's been dying Damn Times that's why. Number two, he's the best jude on the floor. So even if he didn't have his resume, he has his presence and you on the four like Oh man I can't do that do. So he's he has the fact that he's done it. And he has the fact that he's still doing it. So when he says the tone whether you were in the League or not once you get back on his squad, you follow suit. So I wasn't surprised at aw that they hit the ground money. The only thing that shocked me so far during this little in a restart the scrimmages. was just how talented. Really is and the fact that that brother was just hanging out there. Pick them up and I'm like. I understand he had an episode, the bad gummy. Nicholson's a sneaky. Sneaky. Sneaky man you because you know you could pop one and then my thirty minutes go by you don't feel. The other. Shui Sisters, Jordan. The second one, the first one kicks in and it's too late now. Aged you're not a patient person gums will kick your ass. When you you really have to read what the ten says you have to read the label. It's like wait at least one hour wait at least two like you have to really kate what they say seriously because it patient you want once ended up like eon having that episode on the plane. And it can. Be. And because of that, then extremely talented offensive player which is out there hanging out waiting for tea with championship aspirations to pick them up, and so we scooped him up in a booking. Hold dowse. Duke is still go. Why was he hanging out there like he was washed up done because of the gummy are you kidding me I wanted to be charged of In charge of gummy application for the League, I need to be able to explain to the leaders winner the gummy situation worth kicking the guy out and when you need to be a little bit more forgiving that to me felt like a forgiving gummy situation, you could be minister of Abel's beer title win the NBA could be. Man I'd be good to ask tone. Powerful speeches. MARFA feeds we need to do. Powerful potent potent speeches. Depending on the strength of that, they might be a wendy. Go little on all you can lose track is pretty easily. Ending potency of that particular edible. So. So and terms of look the team and what they have when roster that was the only thing that was really shocking to be. Jr Dwayne the he looks I'm not surprised at all Kaku performing well, when eighty goes out, Redo it that was going to look like anyway 'cause that's been the scenario you know since the beginning of the season, the Brian Looking, Lebron none of those these shocked me the only thing that I was shocked by what could or just kind of like pleasantly surprised by was just how good has been. and. I know this scrimmages and I know the gangs don't tell. You can't make up handles. You can't make them knocking down open threes like that's just real. which if the makers got up, got another way our situation why I hey that's been there s in a track record so far this year I mean, they took that chance on twice that nobody else in the league I was going to in granted they got in that position because demarcus her if demarcus doesn't get hurt. Dwight Howard not on the Lakers not being a league you know at the same time though they were in their own right taking. On Marcus I mean, I'm not even talking about. Issues he's has the teams before anything I'm talking about he's helps like the idea of the is actually being able to stay on court for a whole year unfortunately didn't work now, but we've seen the Lakers having mentality and now willingness to to see the offside in different guys. They're going to bring in the upside that would be there in the right environment and the environmental enters. This year has been spectacular. The other thing that I love seeing the you talk about that handle lousy we've seen a bit. playmaking from and but last four years dion played with my end. He averaged four assists for thirty minutes and on this particular Laker teen that will put him ahead everybody for thirty minutes other than the broad best lawmaker in a league or Rajon Rondo was not available and that's really important for a second unit that does not have a lot of play making frankly a team they. So dependent on the bronze playmaking anybody who could potentially take some of that burden off specifically look Ron could be really valuable playoffs. Listen anytime you have someone who can create their own shot. especially. When things go awry. Of. That's just that's just a bonus that you can't even. Bonus factor that you can't even comprehend. One of the things that made Toronto Raptors. So good last year besides out to see the brilliant play of of. Acquisition of Marcus all. Of Pasco. And what made him so valuable was heated knee. Carr Lowrey or? To create a shot for him. He could do that and when you can do that that just as an extra layer of pressure on the defenses that they're not geared towards. I A lot of people back in the day like to talk about you know it was harder to score and the NBA's Guidon soft and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. Back in the day, the situation in terms of guys going to create their own shot. With way more limited, the positions were way way way more more stringent. Point Guard sets you up. That's how this work and if you had a two guard that could set you up that person was an anomaly and if you had a three garner cassettes or small set you up, then he was a point forward and that's the way they were thinking. Now. People just ball. Position is basketball and so many guys that you have that could set up other players one forty can create for themselves. That's just a better chance you have of actually being able to finish this being out and beyond raiders to be is found money because before dion, you have the broncos creative someone shot obviously. Avery Bradley can kind of create his shot. To get. Yeah. He's really good into his spine hip range jumper that was five coups Cana and set up his shot that was handles really hadn't progress the way. points. Do. Any exactly a deacon kind of get the ball at the corner, create his own shot but really in terms of guys consistently being able to create their own side. A lot of guys like that. You could depend on now bringing waiters and I'm looking at him like this is a dude that you've got to pick up. The? Swing the rock to the broad and then go run their office. This is a dude that depending upon the situation in defense instead of the ball may try to break you down one on one and create offense for himself. So that puts instant pressure on the defense and you love having those guys in a floor particularly towards the end of close games because it makes it more difficult to set and figure out what they're going to do. We'll get your own money. Money, he is. He looks like found money so far it's early. You don't want to get ahead of yourself. You're reminded that Miami you know they're a franchise that is renowned I think rightly for the culture that they built and getting guys to in on a season season out basis and dion waiters clearly did not buy in with that culture that that was a failure and you know dion has had. A lot of moments throughout his career you know on the court where he's been radic, where where his judgment has been a little more dribble dribble that efficient. But what we're seeing so far is dion. I think for all the handle that we're seeing there behind the back looking for that sort of stuff he's actually been pretty efficient smart, the played, and this is a strong culture for him to be a part of and I think dion. is, likely cognizant of if this doesn't work, his career could be in jeopardy like he needs this to work if he wants to stay in the NBA like Jr Smith is playing for his career. But at this point, Jr is who he is and you know what he is and you're like look, do I need that or not? You know basically Jr Smith is hidden thirty, eight, forty percent of threes. You just enduring this restart you just say. That or not dion really trying to reestablish who he is as a much younger player. King? Needs this to work else you like this is a real opportunity he can't afford to waste. No and this is a real opportunity to make him. So a permanent part of the Lakers family. You know we got a lot of little short term deals and we're going to be looking to restock big season and Geo Point he's only twenty eight. You know forget. Yeah he's only twenty eight years old. And so if he finds himself on the floor and the post season. And time situations that he comes through. Yeah. You can bed you know you can see him coming on board and stick around a lot longer than just a couple of games here with the Lakers. especially to man I mean. You look at the way the Lakers have been set up and I don't mean this as disparaging I'm just saying you look at the roster. It's gotten clutch ear and clutch ear over the years. It's gotten more and more clutch clients and Kayla Horton. Tucker I believe is actually a clutch client. Dion waiters is a clutch client and that actually that actually. Know that again gives you an opportunity if you're dion waiters to potentially end up on a new two year deal with the Lakers to actually have a bit of time heading your prime playing alongside. Lebron. James. which gives you an opportunity for that next contract in your prime actually make some pretty good money coming up. DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS IN HOUSTON TIM game sweep but they lose Joe Kelley suspension what does it all mean? We will talk with Dylan Hernandez covers team for the. DODGERS SWEEP THE ASTROS DOWN IN HOUSTON, to series win but it is not without its share of controversies including the suspension of Joe Kelley eight games to break down what it all means Dylan Hernandez. Covers the team how? Good are you guys? Excellent brother and some in Your D. I'm upset. And he's upset. Everyone's upset. How upset are the dodgers? Can you tell us a little bit about Hollywood internally about how this came down in terms of punishment? Yeah. Obviously, I think the the view is that the punishment was. You know eight games. Out of sixty I, think that's a little bit more than thirteen percent which over one hundred, sixty, two, game season would come out to twenty two games right and I can't remember the last time somebody got hit with twenty two game suspension for throwing it somebody so. You know. Obviously, things are a little bit different here in terms of you know the right just did they like a bench-clearing incident during this time of social distancing and stuff? So you know but yeah, you know I think it's GonNa be kind of a rallying point for these guys You know the way again just everything went down over the last couple of days in Houston You know the fact not only I think that they gained. A. Measure of revenge in terms of Joe Kelley Kinda standing up to the bullies. So to speak on the fact that they claim then won both of those games. I. Think it was very important for. Joe Kelley. We know is going to appeal the suspension Dylan D. do you expect him to be successful and if so what do you think it's going to end up being? yeah I mean you know he could get to you know the the suspension reduce i. think that's very possible. You know you can argue president and stuff and basically make the argument. Right that You know that Kinda given the fact that he actually didn't hit anybody you could. Even like with the can't I think you're right I mean that's that's a really hard thing to prove. I think too. You know and I think again with Joe Kelly. Kelly I mean this guy I mean honestly like when I saw that in real time, I thought Oh you know this guy just kind of has the right I mean especially, if you consider to in his previous you know appearance I believe I something like the first fifteen pitching through in the previous appearance, they're all breaking ball right? which is kind of a weird plan of attack. Bro. Guys who throw one hundred miles an hour and so actually even then at that time you. Beat writer and I were at the game as stadium there that he pitched. We kind of look at each other thinking like, okay. What's wrong with this guy? You know does he have the yes or something so you know you can kind of make the case maybe that the commands not great you know I mean you look at the beginning to. Derided you know that's what it looks like. It looks like the guy who was Kinda wild you know there's there's kind of funny thing about these things. All right. Is that how? You know it almost like is immaterial. The way these things started you know I think you Kinda go back You know to last decade you think about the big rivals does the dodgers had right? The Arizona diamondbacks right? They had a you know kind of being ball war thing that kind of played out over several seasons. Ending with this kind of huge bids. Clinton. Ball. Dodger Stadium and. Twenty thirteen but you know the way I think that the whole thing started was over a pitcher who had the gift was Honky quo was reliever at the time. You know. Yeah. GOES UP and end on Gerardo Paro and now Tara thinks that close throwing etima perfect. The dodgers all know better because obviously they've seen this guy struggle. Power. Hitting home run. That bad you know just stands there environment that leads the Kirsch off screaming at. You know par I'm GonNa. Get you sure enough kershaw nails him the next day at Lisa debate actually calculating You know I believe at one point occur Sean Hannity of the D. bag wind up throwing at each other. Again Ends us like massive massive brawl at Dodgers Stadium Don Mattingly. You know it was like throwing guys around. Right. Yeah. Lock in it. Again, you go back and create how that whole thing started. It started because a guy had the yet. You know so you know I think that in this case, obviously Kelly does have some with him by the way right I mean he was obviously on those Red Sox team they got be. Keep in mind by by that actual team in two thousand, seventeen they the in the AL at that year the astronauts were the ones that knocked out the red sox now keep in mind right in the year after you know Alex Cora who was you know right a part of the decide seamless giving Houston. Now, the manager of the Red Sox by assume the red. SOx. Kinda knew what was going on and if you go back to Game One of that LCS that year Joe Kelley. Actually hit Alex Bregman with one hundred on our fast. So there is a history there might get some of that God's taking into account right and they did actually specifically reference. Major. League Baseball Stadium there news release that you know Kelly's history was taken into account. So my guess is that something you know that played a part in it but again, twenty two games does sound like a lot you know but it is a lot think that yeah, I mean here's the thing that I do think that like. Once they? This is the problem with the sixty game season right because I mean. Again, if you go say like ten games, right you know that would kinda come out like three or four games over sixty game season. You know what? If it's three or four game? You know you might do that I get right. That's not that much three or four games feels like you know, and so I kind of do feel that major league baseball almost kind of created this problem as soon as they went into like a sixty game season thing here because again if you're gonna WanNa make a punishment like legitimate deterrent you know it's GonNa be something like eight games, ten games but then the problem is again, the game seasons only sixty games long right. The dodgers have already completed ten percent of their season by the way you know so. Yeah you know I. It's kind of a tough on here. There's there's kind of you know the the mistake was already made again in the sense that they went with a sixty eighteen. Let's go with the fifty game season you're almost asking. Me Do you. Know no no. Go ahead talking to deliver. Covers team of the dodgers for the La Times Elsie. Thank you very much fine sir. De, the lack of justice aside. There was something else that came out of this two game series with the Houston Astros that was a little alarming and that is we only scored four twenty three innings that we faced. Them does that because the Houston Astros pitching is better than I thought or because the bats of Kota than what we were like. Probably, a combination of the two you know yesterday obviously, they had the astros had that kid their minor leaguer? Iraq just hadn't seen him his delivery right was a little bit different You know it's GonNa take right usually that type of situation that type of guy with that type of stuff throwing mid-nineties right with a little bit of a different rhythm You know he's going to a lot of times guys gotta go give you I. Have you seen you know and I do think that is actually part of the you know the the one part I think that you can't that. You shouldn't worry about. Right they do have. They do have cody bellinger and what I think is actually the best signed early the season is cory seager right homered yesterday. Yes. actually pulled that one but the really really good time for me is the fact that how much you think you're going to left field he's going to left center, right? He's going opposite way and he just kinda looked stronger I. Think if you see him right and you know obviously see coming off. Tommy. John last year and you know had a couple of short off seasons because he was kind of with injuries and it seemed like really took advantage of this prime off to kind of to work on his body You know I've always been a big believer in his talent obviously if you. Write this you look at him the first two years he was on a hall of fame objectively right and it was a top five player in the National League and right the he goes back to being that guy now all of sudden it becomes right mookie betts cody bellinger cory. Seager. maximum Justin Turner. Now, this becomes not just a really good lineup of maybe. Historically good one you know So I think that's GONNA come around. You can't. You know again, these guys have the pitching always ahead of hitting right? I mean you know they haven't you have to kind of expect again just kind of the lay layoff to have an effect right? I mean we're seeing this. You know so far we've seen it in you know the kind of started up soccer rises. The spacing is all wrong in 'cause you would expect that again when when he's ever been together for four months and you know one thing that you see in baseball again when you're just starting with generally speaking the picking to be ahead of the hitting and you know my guess again is with the basketball starting up again tonight, you know we're GonNa see something to write better than are Kinda, located completely NBA quality. Well, you kind of have to expect that they've been off a while. So I would not be worried about the hitting too much. To me. The bigger question is about the rotation right and specifically, how does this rotation stack up in the? And that to me really frightening thing for the if I'm the dodgers is at first down three game playoff series, right? It's one two three Know you think Mueller is going to hopefully by that point the built up ready to go. But you know at this point who's number two WHO's number three I think those are huge questions barks that the dodgers have right now speaking of that in terms of where the rotation out and talk donors anus covers the dodgers for the LA. TIMES, what's the latest right now on? Kershaw. With with what you know. Yeah. So I believe he's GonNa throw another bullpen session to day I think through one yesterday it went pretty well, it was yesterday or the day before yesterday day before yesterday. Sorry thank and then I think he was gonNA go again today and then the they were thinking that he was GonNa Pitch this coming weekend in Arizona so They're expecting for him to make a quick return. You know that one yeah. I kinda really don't know what to make of that. You know because on one hand kershaw seemed to be very upbeat even even going back to spring training you to be very upbeat you know and I think you can just Kinda. See It you know even. What it's been like on these like zoom calls that we do now right you know kershaw generally like in the past has been. Right if if you ask the question kind of let you know maybe not directly, but he'll he'll let you know. I've seen just kinda him maybe humor some questions maybe that he might have in the past, and now you can attribute obviously some of that to age and maturity whatever. But you know what my guess is that some of this has to do with the fact that he's been feeling you know this year and writing about a lot of these kind of aches and pains and that he's had to deal with in recent season t and free of this year you know for all of the Senate to just just kind. Of. Pop Up. I'm not really sure how how to kind of take that as point is it right? Owes it just you know okay. Like don't worry just kind of an aberration. You know overall he's fine and you do look at how quickly he's GonNa come back. You are inclined to think, okay this isn't that big of a deal but you know at the same time I mean he was doing that great and just kind of weight lifting you know one session in the weight room and all of a sudden. He's having to skip a start you know is is kind of a sign of the mileage and where he has at this point is career. So that's obviously a huge question mark he's. Experience I know you know people are kind of down on him over. Over House, previous postseasons have gone but you know what he to me he's. Still. The Best Picture of this generation you know. I think that experience. You know that just kind of again just the tone I he said. This organization I think is really important. I think his people feed off his success especially because they think he's the type of guy that I think guys want to win for right. I mean I you know you Kinda even going back. You know years just I mean I'm thinking of a guy like Hanley Ramirez or you know even when is playing shortstop behind Clayton Kershaw he played a different short stop hit on most days I just kinda remember you know you were right we haven't even if you remember having mayors right he was you know in a walk ear and really just kind of you could tell kind of focused on Oh God not going to get hurt this year because I want a big contract next year as a free agent. You know what? When Kershaw is on the mound you saw Hanley diving. You saw him he's taking chances. You saw we really you know trying to kind of push the extent of his range and I think again, Kershaw has that affects people. So you know if you're the dog has you definitely want him healthy Doing. Covers the dodgers for the time. Appreciate the time man. Thank you. No. Thank you. Thank you, sir. How many times Dell's HR DETROIT Kershaw over the last year's many. Many never tried to trait? No, no, no remember. Don't you. Let them. Guide you I, never said I wanted to trade kershaw because I thought he wasn't a good pitcher. What was the reason was batted trader. You had another reason because you did say you wanted to treat them. But how did you say that on the other side? Check that we will learn to check the tape on L. History with Clayton. Kershaw. Also, the NFL. Has Their top one hundred players list finally completed, there is a RAM representative and there is a very. Unusual number one particularly when you take into our is that guy seventeen years? So Do we have some receipts with L. D. and Kershaw? Working on it. All starts. Okay. So going through the archives. I know I know the detail. I would I would. I will help you out. Yes. I will help you out. We were having a discussion. I believe it was in terms of money. And I was I was. Advocating. Sale. No No, no. No there is no backing up. There is no backing up because you were insinuating that I said to trade kershaw because he was not a good pitcher. That is not what I said. I was talking about acquiring a guy like Chris sale who I thought was just as good and not nearly as good is going to be expensive and the only reason why it didn't happen is because they were demanding that cody bellinger before we do. What he really was there were demanding that he was also part of that, Trade Friedman being much smarter than me new cody was going to be, and so he didn't pull the trigger any sort of conversation about trading kershaw from me wasn't about his performance as much as it was about the money and whether or not. We need to be underneath a great deal of money based apart how he was pitchy when week might be able to give something. Good. For a lot cheaper, which would have been Chris Sale, who by the way eventually went to the ranch socks and a championship i. Just like I advocated for trying to acquire Burr lander. When we get Yu Darvish that was also the time period in which I was saying, we need to get Burland lander. Not. Of My colleagues were saying is washed up. He's done Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. Well, once again to be right on that to. In. Your Face Rajoub in house asleep very very beginning. Does that sound like the history of the way? He's trying to sugar coat it, and I believe we have sound of what a where play with L Z. JUST Better, go. For Essay. With game five harav wigs Clayton Kershaw rewrites is posted magazines and don't act as if I'm the only person that questioned his procedure narrative coming into this year, right but now now. The only person on the show. What were you questioning? What were you questioning? Mouse. Wanted him out. Our narrative. How was that what we? Hold Up. How did you? How did you get a conversation about the question of? What we can find attorney garbage. Garbage. Are Trying to America. Is, tired you wind. American. Barucha knows. Listen. America's America knows I'm the dude who doesn't here and trump. I didn't say what I say L. ran home ran. Just. Is. Actually. Still? NOT RUN OVER HIS JERSEY. I'm the dude that ran over. Code Ran. On. Let's make this clear. You ran over Clayton Kershaw jury. NEW ON. This wall. Break down you brand over Clayton. Kershaw. Jersey as. Both a krona's man and hey, credentialed member of the media Rome but he is not somebody you ever wanted to trade. The. was. Not was not at that game don't know you were not Mr Sue this, I was gain as a credential. That that game as a stub hub buyer law on his own accord not reporting. Off Your reporting up again, I wasn't. Anyone. Because I've done some things in my life. Hoping one. See the video. I mean again grown ass man running over. I the one that shining. Posted it, take it or did you want them? I'm all in the same scared. and. scurvy. Yes. I was open to trade him for Chris. Sale to save money. Yes I said that absolutely I said that. and. went onto get traded to the Boston red? Sox Championship. So do I look stupid smart. I was smart. I also wanted to give brand vander everybody was saying he was washed up He did his numbers area is fifty say oh, he needed a new environment man he's tired of being in. Detroit. and. He went on one a championship. So where I WANNA see court receipts don't pull half the receipt point all the way down to the sub total taxes and all of it you wanna cut the receipt off middle the purchase. No you gotta go all the way down to the end to see exactly what the cost was worth the history was I never been scared. You know why I never been scared 'cause I don't say nothin', crazy that I don't mean and I don't say nothing. So mean that I can't say to the person space and then you have to apologize to Clayton. Kershaw rare. Jersey Monday GEICO firewalls. Sir did apologize and Damn. Right I did. Call the Code Red Eye. I apologize for it later. It's what a man does. That is what I did not set up. I did not set up I mean I know nobody? IDEA. Right. But as you're running over that, Jersey I don't think the thing that's going to your minds. But at least Kershaw's going to be a lifer because I've never trade him, I would never trade that guy I'm running over his jersey. I mean. Strong it's a strong move else. Like I said, I did one I didn't start it to. Dancer wasn't alone I? WAS A lie. Certain alone. It was just meet. If it was just me and my little mini know smaller tires are on bitty you fairly me read over the Jersey. Down Small. So wins me. A lot of people left were frustrated angry because of what happened game against the nationals. Now, once I was able to calm down. And sober up maybe a little bit more and just kind of. You know brought down my temperature I reflected as you say, Andy has grown as man. said to myself I said, self. He doesn't deserve this. He doesn't deserve this and so when I had the opportunity to talk Kershaw I apologize and then I, recorded it just in case you guys said that I didn't actually record didn't actually apologize I recorded the apology. So I have received because what I make purchases the proof to be there I got the proof of purchase. Dammit, and if anyone wants to challenge that I got the recording to show you just like I ran over the Jersey I apologize to the man for doing so. That's pretty stand up and I would never doubt that you would be the guy who would actually be man enough to apologize that is something I. Know You well enough that you would do all right coming up. We're GONNA Talk Lakers restarting down in the bubble joined by my trudell covers the team four spectrum sports that Clinton that's all that matters and Clinton Yates staple stamp of approval. All. That matters. They'd drive first wrath a whole plate of kraft macaroni and cheese. Elza Siamak and on your hair Edie. SMEG on your hair. Rob in a row baby, you can do a snake draft tom in a row. You actually get you a snake draft about. Actually, you know who'd have an opinion on that might trudell. Or Spectrum sports net might if you're doing a snake draft. The first overall pick and it's a snake drop of Wu, Tang members who you taken i. Can we talk about this for the entire segment. I mean, look the Rizza is hard. It depends if I want to if I just WANNA verse I might go go space if I want the all around personality probably go method but Rizza kind of putting the whole thing together. Rizza. Rizza. Reasons reser. The yeah. At one. Got To have some beats man you gotTa have production. I'd know I. Know I know I I'm basic a ghetto at heart and so does something about od I can't go. Do you remember when he was on the run. That, there was a purely Rhody was on the run and he actually foods and he actually managed to get on stage during a concert at the House of Blues he got in and he got out while he was actually off like on the run police actually looking for. The Mike the Lakers. Out. I. Wouldn't. Be the. Tax. Credit Yeah Odu even gets credit for happened the greatest Mariah Carey Song of all time I mean these on that to. Move. So. That is true. They're down in. Orlando Mike I'm we've seen these scrimmages, what impression or what do you make of the? Terms of what actually matters. Is there anything that you take away that you think's carryover? Yeah I actually think that they're they have the potential to be a better team including their current pieces than they were when they finished in March, and a lot of that is might be surprised to surprise some people. But what the waiters give you as a secondary creator and ball handler and just do the can go get his own shot in a tight moment who is has the WHO has that irrational confidence that you sometimes even that setting like I really liked that and I also think that the MMA upside is more clear now and more evident since he's had. These, four months to really get himself in shape to build confidence back I think he gets them additional touches with Rondo not in that second unit and you can run the offense through him at times. So his shot looks better like his base is a little wider when he goes up for that jump shot. So so the reasons aside just having the Bron- ad full, fully recharged and having all of the team chemistry showing up. So clearly, I was very impressed actually in a three scrimmages and thought that we we saw basically everything that we wanted at the end of the. You know I was watching on. and. There was a point in which it was during a time out and I don't know if I was projecting or I just have a six cents but it looked like he gave coups a look that Cata said I'm about to eat get all your minutes. Is Dion threat that of coups not doesn't show up that he's going to be the one you see in the fourth quarter is he is he is the gap between them that narrow. Now, I don't think. So I mean I do think it's fair to look at coups a bit more like a wing as opposed to like a a backup four 'cause 'cause a lot of times. Vogel had started to play Markeith Morris backup for next to Dwight at the backup five. But I still think like if there are three guys off the bench in addition to the starters that I get that auto matic trust that are always going to get into game that's going to be Caruso that's. Going to be coups and that's GonNa Dwight. Now in certain circumstances, you're going to want to more Dan waiters maybe some more Marquee Morris maybe you throw JR Smith Quinn cooking there if you're needing shootings like those guys all can excel at doing a specific thing but I think that Kuzin Caruso are better all around you know Kussin made a lot of progress offensively he can. He can match up with a couple of bigger bodies on the wing and not kill Ya he can switch on a little bit. So I still see I don't see that as a direct competition really for minute those e but they're like you. You can take your question and almost make it into a more broad one, and that's what Frank Vogel's had to do all year since there hasn't been that guaranteed fourth fifth guy closing games but I I I honestly think that he's turned that into a good thing and he's been able to ride the hot hand alongside the stars and that's up in this work. I. Mean Look they were forty nine fourteen in the West. Talk with my covers, the Lakers four segments sports and I think that's also interesting might just think as Frank Vogel talked about imperfect world he unlike most coaches in the playoffs, he actually would look to keep his rotation long. Do you think he's actually going to be able to do that? Or did he will do it. Well. So I think that I think that just based on the the makeup of the roster did he will for sure it's just that when look we haven't seen it it's been kind of odd. Yeah. For a full season, we haven't seen the Lakers too many games where they felt like they had to win and they were really tight and the rotation got shortened like Vogel. was able to stick with his blueprint of staying big plane, the whole rotation, and so like I think that's the luxury that you have Andy in the biggest reason is because he staggers Lebron minute. So as long as one of those guys out there, the units always going to have a solid anchor. It'd be pretty effective on both ends of the court. So he hasn't really needed to do that that that thing when you're you're shortening the rotation and then the second part of the question I'll I'll be curious if you agree with this Andy like when when you have guys that can get on the basketball floor, not hurt you going down to your thirteenth. Fourteenth guy you don't really have to shorten the rotation like the whole point of shortening some rotations is because you have dude just can't play and they're gonNA kill you out there and and I don't think the Lakers have a single guy out there the that you're. You're thinking right now. Oh No, you know Jeff can't wait. So he gets off the court. Yeah. It really depends on how you look at it like with as far as the closing lineup for example, on one hand nobody has really stood out to Frank Vogel. You know in terms of the guy. Out there beyond ad and Lebron with the flipside is he hasn't had a lot of guys that you look at it and say you know well, you can't have this guy on the floor there. There are very few guys think crank Vogel thinks about in that rotation that he really would be uncomfortable having out there in crunch time, which explains a lot about why a lot of people think Lakers winning a championship might trudell covers Lakers four spectrum sports net man appreciate the time. Thank. Guys. Thanks true that. Risen number one is definitely a strong overall paper snake draft with wounds hang coming up more what we're going to be looking for with the Lakers. Kick it off tonight against the Clippers Eight, seven, seven, seven, ten espn if you want to weigh in on the restart centennial.

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11.19.19 Boys in crisis and saving marriages in Florida

"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us by name is Brad. Blatant I live in Brooklyn Techie and going to work as a controller at specialty foods group to bring my family to your love of Nashville. Hope you enjoyed today's program. Good morning young men literally dying to join a fraternity has parents and colleges searching for answers. Plus a story of how one city achieved at drop in. Its divorce ring. Also today. The story of an unwed mom who chose to keep her baby and now helps others in similar situations to do. Do the same. HOW WE'RE GONNA change any like I was only supposed to be in his word to be a mop? I I love that. That's a pretty darn good job and one woman uh-huh beef with parts of the metoo movement. It's Tuesday November nineteenth. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm Mary record and Nick Eicher. Good morning now. 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On the vaping restrictions the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press Citing White House and campaign officials say lobbyists lobbyist and GOP lawmakers have warned the president that the move could alienate some voters a new report reveals that Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered officials to show quote absolutely no mercy and cracking down on Muslims. Role Radio's Kristen. Flavin has more China. China has repeatedly denied that it imprisoned about one million workers causes and other Muslim minorities in so called reeducation camps but the New York Times published. I hundreds of leaked documents contradicting that claim. One of the documents includes a script for officials. Talking to family members of those sent to the camps of visuals. Were instructed to to assure them their relatives were not criminals but were held there for unhealthy thoughts. It said quote. It's very hard to totally eradicate viruses in thinking. In just justice short time a member of the Chinese Communist Party leaked documents hinting at a growing. Divide over the crackdown reporting for world. Radio I'm Kristen. Flavin then. In Bolivia several cities are suffering from food and gasoline shortages because of protests by supporters of ousted president Evo Morales. The South American countries interim government said Monday. The demonstrators have cut off some transport routes officials say fruit and vegetables or rotting on trucks. That have been unable to reach. Markets and Bolivia's interim interior minister are Tutto. Maria says a criminal group planned an attack on interim President Kenin on yes multiple creamy. Not Geeky on. You said drug traffickers with ties to Cuba Venezuela and Colombia. Were behind the plot. What he said they want to turn Bolivia into a terrorist and drug trafficking country? The Boy Scouts of America has reportedly mortgaged one of its largest and most valuable properties could be the latest symptom of a cash crunch caused by declining membership. World Radios. Anna Joe Hansen has that story. According to documents obtained by Ministry watch DOT COM. The group took out a mortgage earlier this year on its philmont Scout Ranch property some have called it the crown jewel of scouting. The ranch covers about two hundred and twenty square miles of northern New Mexico and more than one million scouts and leaders have visited since its founding. The boy scouts have faced financial and legal problems problems for the past several years many objected to big changes during that time contributing to a drop in attendance. Those changes include allowing gay adult leaders in two thousand fifteen and Dan accepting transgender youth in twenty Seventeen Ministry watch reviewed. BSA's annual reports from two thousand twelve to two thousand seventeen the last year available. They show that membership ship fell sixteen percent during that time. The scouts recently hiked membership fees by eighty percent. It cited the rising cost of liability insurance in the wake of sexual abuse cases reporting for world. Radio I'm Ana Johannesen COVINGTON straight ahead. The dangers dangers of fledging of fraternity loss digital marketing that saves marriages. This is the world and everything in it It is to stay the nineteen th of November Twenty nineteen glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good Morning. I'm Mary Record. And I'm Nick Eicher first up today boys behaving being badly. San Diego State University suspended all fourteen of its fraternities last week. Following the death of a freshman student nineteen year old Dylan Hernandez Anandas suffered a head injury when he fell from his dorm room bunk bed hours before he was at a party hosted by the Phi Gamma Fraternity officials ruled his death breath an accident but toxicology results are pending Hernandez case adds to a troubling statistic. Ten young men hoping to Join College. College fraternities have died at American universities in the past three years. That's a sharp increase from fifty years ago. When there was on average one death per year in similar circumstances this excessive alcohol consumption and other dangerous behavior associated with pledging rituals are often a factor? Anthony Bradley is a professor of Religious Studies. Ladies at the King's College in New York City he's been studying this phenomenon and is writing a book about fraternities. He joins us now to talk about it. Good morning professor. Happy to be with you lead for you to be here. New pledges to a fraternity often do risky and degrading rituals. That has been going on for years. What's the draw that makes so many young men willing to do those things to join a social club? It seems a lot of young men are willing to die to put their lives in line to join his renovations and and there are basically five things that all these fraternities promise. That high school student wants when they go to college. What are those first? They want acceptance at eighteen year. Old Young Man wants to be accepted included in a group of other guys number two. They want friendship and fraternity. Promise that you'll get your best friends here Fraternities also promised social status. If you join the Frat your social status rises you become You you you move from being a loser to a winner for Chinese also promise. Fourthly fun if you you spend time with us you will have a lot of fun. And then lastly networking if you come to the fraternity you connect with alumni and so what happens is is that these young men are willing to put their lives on the line for the purpose of getting all of those benefits of being in a fraternity and those things are valuable. Anybody would want to have those things in their lives. What do you think is contributing to making the problem? Worse in more recent years we've seen an escalation and these incidences of kids dying hazing alcohol abuse etc and much of this can be traced back to nineteen seventy eight film Animal House that film a single handedly is credited with changing the fraternity culture on colleges in the eighties and nineties. So the middle school and high school guys watched that movie in the late seventies live that out in the eighties and nineties in his escalated every single fraternity movie. That's followed animal house as been kind of a prototype for what it means to be a cause fraternity. Secondly you have a group of young men who are younger Leno's they're now sort of generations e they completely coddled as children. So what does that mean they don't know what boundaries are. Why is that because they were over parented that is adults were always around them they never got to do free? Range play parent free play and they never tested the boundaries boundaries of. What was too much? So you get a group of guys who don't know when to say when coupled with this image of what fraternity is like and then you add onto that alcohol which undermines and disrupts reasoning capacity. And you get the mess. We're in today. Ah Toxic brew is what you're talking about there. Some of these young men and women come from churchgoing families. What do you think? Churches and Christian families ought to due to interrupt that cycle. I think that for Christians who were sending their children to universities have fraternity culture and when their sons and daughters or are interested in context. I think it's important for parents to know that the Greek culture that exists when and they were in college no longer exists. I think secondly you have to send your children and to these organizations if they're interested fully aware of the risks the risk of being exposed to alcohol abuse the risk of being exposed to hazing the risk. especially if you are a girl. The risk of being exposed to sexual saw the risk of being exposed to possibly dying and typically. What we find with adolescence as they move in and early dealt hood is they have a fear of saying no so parents need to embolden their children to to? Actually you say no and realize that they're not going to miss out by saying no and get rejected by the grew so one of the questions is why is it that these students students are so eager even the Christian kids. Why are they so eager to follow the rules of the crew? Well because they have a fear of being left out so so if you're afraid of being left out of the group you're actually compromise your morals and your ethics and even your faith principles and commitments in order to be the grew so Christians actually be free and this is I think why the churches are important to be freed up to bravely say no and Tanakh Fair being rejected by the group because as a Christian you have a better grew. If God's people that's a that's a deeper richer more inclusive Yousef group to be a member of and so if you get rejected from this Greek culture there should be hopefully lord willing. They're Christians on the campus. That can give view all of the things that you think that you're going to get acceptance friendship social status on network and that Christian should be providing providing these things for other Christians the extent to which we are quite vigilant about providing those things on college campuses. We'll make fraternities and sororities less appealing Anthony Bradley as a professor of religious studies at the King's College in New York City. 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No it's not businesses and organizations used digital marketing to target purchasing decisions like these but could marketers use the same technique sneaked influence behavior one organization. Think so and it's using digital marketing tools to target one of the most important decisions a married couple bull can make. Here's world radio. Sarraj Weinsberg in the nineteen eighties. Divorce rates in America reached a record high. Half of all couples called called it quits since that peak divorce rates have steadily dropped today about forty percent of couples divorce. That's mostly because more couples. Wait until they're older to Mary or just don't marry it all J. P. D. Ganz believes broken families and hurt. Kids are behind a lot of society's problems that's why he he started. The culture of Freedom Initiative now called communion so I became interested in trying to figure out how to get upstream and and really they've apply a lot of the strategic tools and tactics and apply them to strengthening marriages strengthening families this strategic teaching tools and tactics to Ganz had in mind our modern marketing strategies digital marketing in particular if it could be used in commerce it. Could you be in politics than cert like it can be used for more edifying purposes in terms of helping churches serve their communities better to test out how digital marketing could possibly possibly strengthen marriages and families communal partnered with the philanthropy roundtable. That's a network of Conservative donors in two thousand sixteen. They launched a campaign campaign in Jacksonville. Florida a city of nearly nine hundred thousand people in Duval county their hypothesis. If digital marketing could connect couples with relationship resources. Marriages could be saved. Community partnered with brand strategy and marketing data firms. They analyze the products. Recently recently divorced couples had purchased then they contrasted those products with things. Married couples were buying communion could then target ads to at risk couples based on what they were buying. It could also identify people struggling with anxiety financial stress and substance abuse. That's called predictive addictive analytics. Anybody who who looked like they were at risk for divorce in a county got quite a number of digital messages. Over that time period people saw community as adds twenty eight million times over three years Camino could then tell local churches what marriage programs and resources couples were looking for for based on which adds the most clicks and views. Richard Albertson is the founder of live. The life. That's a Florida marriage ministry live. The life is job was to help area. CHURCHES LEARN HOW to implement marriage ministries on limited budgets. Most churches have a pretty good vision for marriage but as far as teaching couples the skills skills how to have a healthy marriage most churches. Don't don't do that. Live the life help. Churches identify how they can help and then launched those ministries raise over three years. Fifty local churches and more than forty local nonprofits joined the campaign. Some started relationship. Education programs held date nights or taught financial classes other sponsored. Weekend getaways evangelism outreaches. You're teaching the churches. How to provide these programs hugh skill based programs on the ground against says this unique supply and demand model worked increase marriage resource supply while increasing increasing demand through marketing? Here are some stats from twenty. Sixteen to two thousand eighteen. Nearly sixty thousand people attended marriage enrichment programs programs that jumped from just three hundred people a year before the campaign in that same timeframe divorces and Duval county declined by a quarter quarter. That's compared to a ten percent decline in the rest of the state and a six percent decline across the country. Brad Wilcox directs the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. He analyzed the county's divorce rate drop and controlled for variables that would make Duval county different from other places. And so once you can control for all of those things you still find kind of a distinctively large decline divorce in the Jacksonville area. Compared to other counties decline of divorced by more than twenty percent is pretty striking you know again. It does suggest that the efforts it conducted with churches. And I and other nonprofits get probably have something to do with this pattern. The whole campaign cost about five million dollars but community does J. P. D. Ganz believes believes it can be duplicated for less in the future. He plans to test that theory in other cities soon against as the Jacksonville Initiative revealed the the power of digital marketing. But the real difference maker was the local churches couples met at the other end of an online ad with ultimately our our entire theory of change is based on one key assumption. which is life changes through personal relationships and everything that we're doing is trying to help Alpe church scale? The number of life changing relationships that can exist in their in their congregation in their community but at the end of the day it still comes down to the face to face reporting reporting for world radio. I'm Sarah Weinsberg right now. If you've ever taken your cell phone outside outside the country you may already know that roaming charges can stack up pretty fast processing your call please. Power down internal your phone right. If only they could have they might have. Here's what happened. A group of scientists in Russia decided they would use cell phones and text messages to track the migration gratien patterns of eagles which is a terrific idea except for just a couple of things. While flying through Russia the eagles messages would not go through so they repealed up and the eagles no respecters of borders migrated into Pakistan and Iran where the messages did go through including four four months worth of undeliverable messages. Can you see the problem here. The roaming charges were devastating. It was so bad. The costs exceeded the budget legit for the study but there is good news. The researchers turned to the public who proved more than sufficiently generous sticky. The experiment going. It's the world and everything Kim. Today is Tuesday November eighteenth eighteen. You're listening to the world and everything in it and we're glad you are good morning. I'm Mary Nick. EICHER coming next one college student MOM's decision to choose life. According to the Research Group Planned Parenthood got started back in nineteen sixty eight. The guttmacher institute unintended pregnancy rates are highest among women who fall into these categories low income between the ages of eighteen and twenty four a member of a minority group and cohabiting with a partner. Carolyn Wilder was a college student. Who could check all those boxes but despite her background and upbringing wilder is thriving? She says the birth of her son on is the best thing to happen to her. We go now to South Carolina where World Radio Intern. Michelle Slaven has her story at the end of a quiet neighborhood since a long break house. Carolyn Wilder stands in front of the garage. She waves and gives a wide smile. While there is wearing a grey and black pattern blazer and black high heels. She had an interview earlier like most twenty year olds. She's going to school all applying for internships but before everything else. She's a mother grew the inside the house. It's dinnertime Princeton while there's fourteen month old son. He's anxious for his mom to feed him while they're opens the double door door fridge and pulls out a homemade chicken potpie after warming up in the microwave. She test the temperature before feeding Princeton. His lips smack in approval. The the mother and son live with Janna and Bob Daily. She calls them Nanna Janna and pop bob. They met at Church back among different hurricanes. So especially because I know never really knew that was like while there was born in New Orleans. She was taken from her biological article family at four and placed in foster care. She moved from home to home pretty rough childhood so rape they evolve so by the time always ten or eleven. I didn't really have a sense of identity you know at age. Ten Wilder was adopted by a woman in South Carolina. A new mom provided every immaterial. Need but she could be abusive. Father Remembers being hit across the face with things like potholders or extension cords. I actually tried to kill myself. Overdose on pills. It was pills the tylenol. But it's kind of like going through. I was going through. You know not even her but in my whole life during recovery. While they're lived in a short term hospital it was a free place to stay in eat and safe from abuse while there. She met another another troubled patient broking he was broken in. I had him he had me. That was all we had. They became engaged in started living together at eighteen while discovered she was pregnant. Local Christian pregnancy center advertised free baby clothes so she stopped in women watch videos to learn about their pregnancy in exchange. They get to pick out baby necessities. She also began reading. The Bible convicted wilder explained to her fiance. They could no longer sleep together looking at her growing belly. He failed to see the point in stopping now while they're held firm and he left left because everything that I knew was to him. I didn't know anything about God wasn't trying to either. You know like I was pregnant. I was trying to hear anything. Think about holier-than-thou China. Figure out what I'M GONNA do. This baby wilder felt alone and afraid and she didn't think she could raise a child on her own. I thought was abortion. This is Tom. I'm definitely GONNA. Yeah and they've done about the baby but I have no money I on my basically so planned. Parenthood was willing to take care of the problem. Friends and family also doubted her ability to be a mother. I wash my brother. You say you're not going to be anything but like your mouth to give away because you're on you're going to be unfit mother. Just just like your mom was the last thing while they're wanted to be was like her. Your mother or mothers. She was close to making a deadly decision. Loose wilder began looking back on our life with new eyes. She started attending meetings at the clinic and going to church is really crazy. I've got worse because Church family support system with their encouragement and help Sushi's figuring out the daunting load of school work and being a mother everything in life that's worth doing a worth having is always gonna that'd be hard. They give these like statistical college students and again these statistics of people that come from poor neighborhoods but Instead of letting at the finals we can be defined by chosen God wilder sees the pain of past as a blessing. She shares her story away without hesitation. Speaking up is her way of honoring the Lord and the miracle of being a mom and say hey I bid it let me tell you are brought me up. Needs more people like that in this world because you can't be open if you can't be relabel nobody's GonNa be touched. Louder recently. Accepted an internship with a moment of hope a pro-life ministry in Colombia. She shares her testimony with girls. Who are in a similar life situation and considering abortion young? I'm Blake you. Yeah no honestly but like my mom you know I care for my baby just like any other thirty or forty year old mom you know. ooh I love new. You know. It's hard but every time I wake up like every single time I wake on every time I do it all over again. It's like he's totally worth it. And now what and change it like. I wouldn't change anything if if like I was only supposed to be in his word to be a mom. I I love that. That's a pretty good job. You know stuff your feet for world radio. I'm Michelle shall slave in reporting from Columbia South Carolina. UH Today is Tuesday November nineteenth. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm Mary Record. And I'm Nick Anchor in about twenty seconds. We're going to have a commentary on an adult topic so if you have young children around around this might be a good time now to hit the pause button and come back to US later. The topic involves Christian comedian. Jon crist no doubt you've heard about the scandal scandal by now a man who made millions of fans satirizing evangelical culture admitted to inappropriate encounters with women in some ways. The details are are depressingly familiar but world radios Megan. Basham says there's actually something very different about it. As Christian leaders have continued to comment comment on the John. Chris Dory an implicit message behind. Their words has begun to feel troubling to me. There are victims here and are concerned. Should I go to them. One prominent pastor wrote hoping this is a part of his victims. Finally getting some justice tweeted an author and activist in the Hashtag Church to movement. A spinoff off the metoo movement other articles linked Chris to revelations of ministerial abuse many offered prayers for his victims healing no comment from any preacher teacher or theologian. I saw said anything to suggest the women who accepted Chris. Advances were anything other than victims. In fact charisma the magazine refused to even name any of the women involved even though they were all adults at least twenty one years of age and some were married. Chris wasn't anyone's employer her. He wasn't anyone's pastor. He held no authority over the women in any way he simply used his fame to persuade women to give him sexual favors sometimes. He also claimed he loved or wanted to marry them. Let's be clear by his own. Admission crist sinned grossly. If the allegations are true. True he also behaved in a predatory manner. Neither the women's ages nor their marital status does anything to Lessen Chris Guilt. It was wrong for for him to sex with these women exchange explicit photos and have sexual encounters outside of marriage but neither does his guilt remove. There's when pastors or Christian publications issue blanket characterizations of the women in the Kris K.. Says Victims of quote emotional manipulation or or gas lighting. They're doing with the scribes and Pharisees did their fashioning new rules based on the world's wisdom not the Bible's Jesus encountered several women who've engaged in unlawful sexual acts in the New Testament. It's reasonable to suppose based on their culture and backgrounds. They all experienced some form of abuse abuse at the hands of men yet. Christ never pretended this absolved their guilt. He didn't tell the adulterous of John. Eight or the woman at the well to go oh and be emotionally manipulated more. He didn't tell the religious leaders of Luke seven that the woman washing his feet was the victim of a system that unjustly penalised women more or than men. Though it did Christ's compassion recognized the women suffering His Holiness acknowledged their sin. Martin Martin Luther once said human nature is like a drunk on a horse if he falls off on one side the next time he'll make sure to fall off the other. Can we not embrace brace and abuse reckoning and the church that is long overdue without on biblically. Suggesting women aren't also accountable for their wrongdoing. Can't we run toward award victims without running away from preaching that God demands obedience from us all regardless of our gender. I would hate for my daughter's to hear from our pastor a message message that implies when you're adults you don't have to answer to God for your own decision to send if someone deceived you about their feelings. One Christian radio host wrote to the women of the Chris Story. This isn't your fault. There's freedom from shame she's partly right. There is freedom from shame and women. No no less than men need to hear that it can't be had without acknowledging our own wrongdoing so we can then turn to the one who offers forgiveness for world radio. I'm Megan Basham well tomorrow on Washington Wednesday. Stay the impeachment inquiry talk with Henry Olsen of the ethics and Public Policy Center about why the Court of public opinion remains deadlocked on President President trump and our regular weekly world tour. That and more. Tomorrow I'm nick honor and I Mary record the world and everything in it comes to you from world radio off. World's mission is biblically objective. Journalism that informs educates and it's fires the Psalmist says for you formed my inward parts. You wove me in my mother's there's womb. I will give thanks to you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Thanks so much for listening and I hope you can join us again tomorrow

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Soccer - LAFC, Christian Ramirez, Women's World Cup Preview (Baxter)

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Soccer - LAFC, Christian Ramirez, Women's World Cup Preview (Baxter)

"Via rive early legally podcast on the road again. We told you gonna take the fans behind the scenes to the venues to the practice facilities to the stadiums, at the day, it's a first, we on the campus of cow state Los Angeles, go eagles for the Elliott. See practice the flat Bank of California stadium Renick's to the one ten, but the practice off of the ten in technically Monory park now, the reason that we're here is because we're gonna give you a state of LA soccer Warren, speak with Kevin Baxter who covers the beautiful game for the LA times, and one of the few reporters across the country. There is just covering one team two teams covering the entire sport were also be joined by a member of the L FC and give you a preview of the women's World Cup. It's an all hoople edition of the arrive early lay podcast. I am your host. Bet the Durant. It's Wednesday may twenty ninth. He covers the beautiful game. Kevin baxter. Now. I said this in the open that you're one of the few reporters in the country that has to cover five teams named them will we cover LLC the galaxy one, two men's national team three women's national team or Mexican national team five, and if there is an opportunity, the Mexican women's national team, sometimes six, we went to Europe this summer and did stuff on Frank McCord at Marseille, depressing German international stuff when it comes up. So the world is my voice ter- four hundred seventy bylines. Let's say that again, I had four hundred seventy bylines last year. So let's make sure you doesn't know what's the byline byline is when you read a story in your name goes in the paper. So there are sometimes you stories where your name doesn't go on on big enough story. Important enough. So my name appeared on a store in the LA times, four hundred seventy times more stories in there were days in the year. That's correct. Wow. Okay. So you're travels, recently have taken you where well this year alone been to four five different states to countries in Europe. We're going back to France for the women's World Cup was just up in Santa Clara covering the women's national team will meet them of course in France for the World Cup. I'm not complaining by the way, a lot lot of miles. What I'm trying to do this paint. The picture of how important your role is because the LA times, I'm very, very casual fan, but there is a community that is thirsty for knowledge of what's going on in the sport. And Kevin and before the podcast today, and I told you many times, you one of the few reporters in the country, this, even covering soccer, let alone to the level of the you're doing the LA times has invested in it because they see the readership, why is investment in this sport from you. And they'll times one way to look at this as if you remember back ten years ago, fifteen years ago, some of us, I think I was one of those people, we said, all we're just going to wait for this whole internet iphone thing to blow over. It's just a fad. We'll guess what? It's not. And now dictates everything you do in your daily life. I'm not saying soccer is going to be like that. But I'm not saying it won't be like that, either. It's coming millennials by and large are soccer fans the largest percentage of the soccer fan, public are Molyneaux, and these are people who now beating to have kids, and they're getting their kids into soccer. We know for example from studies that the participation in tackle football at youth level is way down. Those kids are now going into soccer because of the popularity soccer, but also fears about concussions and other things in football. So soccer is coming. The soccer fan base is growing, and the one thing about the soccer fan base is extremely passionate, and extremely knowledgeable, anyone who has a passing interest in any sports in. L A really has to go check out and Nellie of game. They have what's called a standing, STAN, which means the fans in the north end stand for the entire game. They have banners the drums they cheer. They start two hours for the game. And they don't quit until an hour. So after the game it is loud. There's none. Of this stuff on the scoreboard, like no one place charge, and there's no electronic hands on the scoreboard Tony win to clap the fans create the atmosphere. I am a very casual soccer. I grew up in Carcelle there when they broke ground for the been Home Depot center, and I've gone many games, great experience. Love going home as the casual fan lovely experience. I've went on Elliot. See game nine day and is not an uncle the galaxy. But it really does feel Elliott game. It's organic the fan base that they had. They did a great job as the marketing two years before they even had the team here before the stadium even was built the color scheme going out there. The guerrilla marketing, and I went to that one game. And I sat on the opposite side were the press boxes at, and I saw the fans standing, I'm thinking, okay, eventually gonna sit down, right? Because the American way is hey, you're standing in front of me, sit down so that you're telling me everybody behind the goal stands the entire game. Like that's what expected from them. They do. And they actually European it is it was called the thirty to fifty to thirty to fifty two is. Supposedly the number of seats in that part of the grandstand, it's not talked by few, but thirty to fifty two also adds up to twelve twelve th man, it was actually modeled after the, the yellow wall, Borussia Dortmund, which is the largest standing STAN standing standards where the fans stand the whole game, the largest standing stand in Europe, Bruce Dortmund in the German Bundestag the way it works is there is a rule now in the national soccer that every ticket has to have a seat that goes with the idea being as they don't want these areas where fifty thousand people are standing area built for ten thousand because if there's a stampede people die, and that happened at a game in England several years ago so every ticket has to have a seat, but what they do in some of these standing stands in Orlando city in Minneapolis now Saint Paul and at L AFC is there is a seat you go to your seat, but the seats fold up and they locked behind a rail. So you have a place to stand the whole game and the fans do stand the whole game. It looks cool. It is very cool. And this last game the lab. L AFC played last weekend. It was it was gay pride night. And they actually unveiled a huge banner, Freddie. Mercury and played Queen songs. It was amazing atmosphere was just and I agree with you. I don't mean to knock the galaxy. The galaxy does a great job as one of the best atmospheres MLS, but I'm sorry. I mean, any fair minded person that compares see the galaxy. It's night and day. The galaxy does a great job. Nellie FC is like you said, European is a whole different level for US soccer. Kevin. We'll get back to talking to you talk to a member of the L, A C, who's blocking into our studio Ramirez, joined us today. Let's get you up on where your team is Christian after fifteen games. You guys attend. One four ten wins the most in the league. The one loss is the fewest thirty four points. Thirty six goals, eleven goals allowed all best in the league goal differential, plus twenty five is insane. No other team in the league's even double digits and the season's not even half over yet. So the question is can you keep up this pace? I think that's the goal and we're just approaching it like we have from the start of the season, one week at a time every obstacle that we have to take the mentality of the group's been really good. And I think that's what set us apart. So for if you continue this patient break records for points fewest goals allowed goal differential, do would be statistically, at least the best team and MLS history. Are you guys the best team in Emma sister? I think it's a little too early to say that we, we have bigger goals in mind, we want to win trophies. And once we win some trophies, we can start to talk about that aspect of the game. But. Right now. We're the first team to ten wins this, Erin. That was our focus going into the last game last season. Nago season for Elliot, see one of the best ever for an expansion team kind of continuing this trend, but it ended in an upset loss in the first round of the playoffs number of players told me that's one of the things that inspired the team in this fast start, are you one of those players that use that playoff loss as fuel definitely, I think that fueled us going into the off season and we trained for a couple of weeks after after that game. And you could see it from there. We wanted to get better and wanted to continue to improve in the right way. And I think we have certainly we haven't put together the amount of complete games that we would like, but you could see the maturity growing from the whole team as a group. So it's been something that definitely been in the back of our minds the way Elliott's he plays extremely demanding style. A lot of teams try to do it. But very few Barcelona, Manchester City have really been able to do it to any degree of mastering it. What are the main principle? Of that style. And why is it so hard because I think it's so fluid of certain guys being in different areas. You've seen Carlos have success on the house spacer out, wide, or sometimes in the number nine roll like you did this weekend. When I was out wide, you just can't plan for where one guy, specifically is going to be. And when you have weapons like we do with Carlos Diego with Mark with Edward picking passes Latif winning every second bowl that's out there and sorta greats havoc on teams on their game plan. And that in itself is hard to plan for in his really fun to watch. And I'm wondering is it fun to play? Yeah. It is definitely, I've definitely been playing a different role than I have my whole career, but it's been a fun adjustment to be able to take some pressure off of Diego and Carlos offensively. When I track back for them, or just let them be free and go into spaces that they're not occupying so that they know wherever they wanna go. It's comfortable for them, and I can just pick them my spots in different moments. He came over last year in August sort of a midseason, late midseason trade played a completely different style in Minnesota. Then you come in here and the teams clicking was it hard to make that transition to understand what you're supposed to do in this new philosophy. I think early on. It wasn't because it was a stretch of back to back games. So it was just realizing the games and trying to get better from it. And then, as more practice time came, you started to see how hard it is to adjust especially midseason, I think, took a little bit away from maybe more successful Asher, but I think having that offseason rebel in this preseason I've made strides in all aspects of my game. And now the goal go start to them. I think you told me you spent the second half of the season when you were here, much of it in a hotel room, I think, fans lose the idea of you had come from Minnesota. You had a baby just bought a condo your traded in the middle of the week. You had to get here, you had to perform while trying to move your family take care of your baby. Find a place to live how difficult. Is that a really difficult, especially when you're in a small hotel room, the two month old, and she goes to bed at seven thirty, so you're laying in bed with your wife in the dark and a hotel room since seven thirty at night? Not knowing what to do. So that was probably the toughest part. But once that was out of the way, I think it was, it was easier once all furniture came and my friend show was delayed by by month. So I was in an an apartment for for a month with just the TV and a mattress so that sucked. But it's all part of the lifestyle the first time it's happened to me in my career. So was a fun experience for sure. You got a place now. Everything. Yeah. Bedroom. You close. Bob, Bradley speaking of our Celona using the same style that you guys play. He loves to compare players on your team to Barcelona players. I know when you watch video he wants Carlos to play like Leo Messi, he wants other players to play like ES to who are you. Who does he compare you to are actually sit down and watch some video of soars with Kenny lately, and it's been more of just his movement. Get involved with midfielders than than making runs from deeper instead of just off the back shoulder. So they're showing me his movements within that narrow three upfront and just his spots that he likes to pick so that I could take some of that into my game. And I think I've started to slowly progress in the aspect. Yes. Four is not bag out of anybody transition, a little bit to the national team to go cups coming up, you're on the provisional roster and you're gonna lose the Gold Cup as we know is the three week sixteen team regional tournament championship played every year in the US. What does it mean to have your name on that list are awesome? There would be a dream come true to be able to play. Competitive tournament with this country. I realize one of my dreams this year being able to put that jersey on and step on the field and score a goal so to continue off of that would be pretty amazing. So something that any day now on looking for an Email with my name on hopefully and be able to realize too. Yeah. We should explain to people that you were called up in the winter played a couple of inches, the US friendly games, which it's a little bit above a baseball spring training camp. It's not a competitive game any case. You played you made your debut council international debut scored a goal. You have an international goal now. The Gold Cup would be actually a competitive game. A lot of your teammates will have basically three weeks off from game during that goal Cup break. It's in the midst of a very difficult schedule for you guys. You have the three weeks off or. Only thing baba three weeks off. So I know there's enough income game in their possibly a second one, so it will be tough three weeks. I think it'll be like a mini preseason to be honest with a workload that, that bobbins Staffel put the guys through. So I definitely would like to be somewhere in midwest with the United States, it would be a trip back to Minneapolis, you get to Saudi special stadium that you didn't get play a that for sure. It'd be special. Yeah. The new stadium opened in Minneapolis, Saint Paul after you left. So you go to national team camp. Gregg Berhalter the new coach up plays a similar sound of Bradley. There are some differences, is it difficult again, talking about making the transition because you go from the style to that style. Then you come back again. Is it difficult to do that? No, I think you have figured out what you need to do in each system. You can really easily transition because both coaching staffs make easy. I know before the last ten day camp. They sent out a two hour. Video guys watched on their flights and just about the scouting report for the next couple of weeks and stuff like that makes it really easy to know your role and know what's ahead being around so many good players on the on your national team. But then playing against teams like Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. Do you pick up some things that help your game? You notice things maybe that could help you by watching other players. Yeah. I think that's, that's the biggest part of being Sarp. Learn continuing to grow and push yourself as being able to pick certain things from different guys. Whether they're in the same. Oh position or not. There's always something you can learn off them. And that's definitely something that I've learned to do other if you make the Gold Cup roster. I think you play six games the MLS seasons thirty four games long. You have open kept games. You could wind up playoffs, you can wind up playing forty eight games and thirty six weeks. Manchester City this year they played over fifty domestic games, just in England alone. Is it too much? No. I think sometimes you here in the United. States like the our seasons long yet s- long because how long it's separated. But guys in Europe, earn South America. They're playing Wednesday Saturdays for the majority of the year and is just about managing your body and doing the right things. And I think I prepared my body this off season to make a long run this year. So I think I'm prepared. And hopefully we play those amount of games women's Cup starts in a couple of weeks. What do you think of the US team? I think they look good. Hopefully they can bring back another trophy, so who's going to win the World Cup the women's World Cup. Yeah. USA. How about the go Cup your score the winning goal. Hopefully. Thanks for your time. That was Kevin Baxter with a professional soccer questions. Now, those are the professional real life, fooball questions and the job. Oh, we have now I got the basic like FANG questions here already. You're no see kid, right? You dreamed of playing for who is a kid because there wasn't oily of see. Galaxy was barely around. Maybe I went to a lot of games and went went Bob long who was there. My parents are Columbian, the they love to go, and we really watched them on ten year old, leaving the four or five freeway. You're like one day. I wanna play for whom and Chester United Madrid. Yeah. It's always movement team why. I don't know if Rubio and he made that transition there. And then he was the first one I get sold to man city when the new owners came in. So I just really liked Madrid in cacao. They're all those guys. Well, now that you're back here in southern California, you plan for LA team that exist in your kid. The all of a sudden everybody's still your friends. I, hey, I need tickets. Oh, yeah. Yeah. The monetize message that I get where all of the if if there's some extra in the locker room. Can you leave him under my name on my way to the game? Oh you get them on the way to the game. Yeah. Before known people think they're easy to come by, and you see how pack the crowded. It's pretty hard to get to stand you remotely. Right. They don't understand that. You pay taxes. Also, you went to concordia university, which many people never heard of downstream from home. When you're playing with any at that time there and did you think if I stick it out here, I can get to my dreams? You transferred Santa Barbara. But still when you're there, you're like I knew I had to put up like ridiculous numbers, and then to make some noise luckily, I got invited to three combines San Jose, earthquakes one. Drove up there and played one half of four games. And then I went to the Vegas combine of Seattle that they host every year and played one game out of four. So I really didn't get a fair. Look, I thought then I went to, to Charlotte with my last three hundred bucks. And I took a chance and got offered a country that's three hundred. Yeah, I got one hundred from a friend, and then had two hundred and I shared a. Room with another guy that was at concordia that wind up signing together, and those it after Santa Barbara. Yeah. So I went to your Santa Barbara, and then two years, she broke IV's joke. So you bet on yourself that you get this. So you had a pay for tryouts, and now, people asking you for free tickets. Respect to you. Thanks. Take a break here from our sponsors. Welcome back to walk off. Data ways. An early morning fairways. Welcome back to the climb. Descent, starting over. Finishing strong. Whatever you love. Comback trust the orthopedic care. The pros choose at the cedar Sinai curling job institute. Call one eight hundred seaters one or visit our website, cedar Sinai. As we were saying before Christian Ramirez. Fashioned soccer published coudl. I've never met him. I've heard of him anytime you have a Latino name in there. I try to who these guys are where the come from. If you have a southern California, tired coup. I've heard many things about him. Erin Perez, actually, who was a kicker UCLA or punter who played with Minnesota. I a picture, he's like one of the nicest kids, you're gonna meet really does, seem like that yet, one of the interesting things he said he talked about, how do you had to pay to go to those tryouts? We were talking about that earlier. You talked a minor league baseball players. They'll tell you, they can't get anything from free from any of the back companies the glove companies have to pay for everything. Then they get the major leagues at sign a multi million dollar contract and everyone's handing them free stuff. And I'm sure Christian Ramirez will tell you the same thing. He wish he had some of the money that he gets. Now back when he was coming up to help them a lot. It's the struggle these guys go through, and you see the huge transfer fees for some of the best players in the world. Yeah. But those, those guys which is like a one percent. They're more. Chris Ramirez grinding out in these leagues. We don't know anything about, like you actually wrote the story about the OC team Owens of. The club don't show soccer club. How they were trying to get more people more. I do read your bylines, Kevin lose a lot of them to read those kind of the guys are playing for the love of in their chasing their dreams and hopes that becoming a big players mean, messy grip. Very poor spores grew up. Very poor in order Guay, these guys when they get to the top levels, a lot of them have really earned it. Now they're capable guys that came up had a very nice background. But for the most part, a lot of these athletes really struggled to get to where they're at L AFC, doing really well right now. Best team in the league. Galaxy third-best in the league. Okay. The growth of the sport. Overall, it just seems like every time I'm watching TV. There's a new stadium pumping up. This is the greatest stadium building boom in US history. Baseball went through a period in early two thousands. They built it was thirteen students in a ten year period. Major League Soccer is going to go beyond that when the Miami stadium is built Cincinnati stadium is built, these are stadiums that are sort of Cincinnati, one is underway. The Miami wanna still just a blueprint, but it will be about seventeen I think it is soccer specific stadiums in the US. In Canada, in MLS by the time this boom is done in about twenty twenty two soccer, specific teams are very important, because when MLS was founded it played in giant football, same Arrowhead stadium. In Kansas City, they played in the Rose Bowl, the galaxy did it. I did the galaxy practice outside of the roles pool their practice with one. They played in the rose where the people tailgate now for UCLA gigging practice spot. Correct. Then you would get twenty thousand which is a good soccer crowd, but in Rose Bowl, do it's atmosphere. So by building these small soccer specific stadiums, like, Bank of California, twenty two thousand seats, the United team. They play at the same. That was used for Super Bowl now. It's not a soccer specific stadium. They use the Mercedes Benz stadium because their owners the same owner of as Atlanta Falcons. My point being MLS Cup was played in that stadium about six weeks before the Super Bowl, the remorse, people that attended the soccer championship than the NFL championship in the same him the amount of soccer, the popularity of the growth the other day, if you give them a good product and it's fun to go to. To fam- family friendly. They're gonna show up. Exactly. And I think that's one of the reasons the women's team is so popular the largest TV attendance. Domestic TV audience for soccer game of the US was not a World Cup final out of US national team game. It was the women's World Cup final for years ago in Canada, twenty seven million people, the women's World Cup is going to be in Paris, France. Well, it's all over France can actually finished in Leone. Okay. So you and I are going. Yes, you're gonna go see Scotland Argentina. I was in Paris, and people thinking joking. No, I'm serious. I'm taking my son. We're going to Europe for a couple of weeks and you book Paris, without knowing exactly. Well, I booked the flight and I'll just find a hotel, not expensive. I'm looking for hotels, impairs couldn't find anything decent my goodness. I know Europe is expensive. They're not going to do some research the women's World Cup is going on. I do more research and my last day there. It's Scotland against Argentina. Is that a big game for me? These are two new World Cup team. Scotland playing for the first time there will actually there are church records show that women were playing soccer. Scotland back into sixteen hundreds and this is the first time Scotland's woman in the made to the World Cup. So bit of history there. Okay. So do I watched USA if I can find them? Team. The US is the number one team in the world, defending world champions. But the one thing about this World Cup is you talked about the popularity of soccer. There has been so much investment sponsorship dollars coming into women's soccer to build leagues to build training facilities to pay salaries. The women's game has just totally taken off in the past it would be the US Germany, maybe another team like Japan, your winner was gonna come from a very small group of teams this year. There's at least a half, dozen, maybe as many as ten teams that could legitimately win this talking about England, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden Australia this will be the best women's World Cup ever in terms of quality play the team Mexican team will be watching on television from Mexico. The three teams from our region from the Cockayne freed the qualified Jamaica, first Carribean team ever to make it to the women's World Cup, the US and Canada Canada's rank fifth in the world. I know they don't have a great soccer tradition on the men's side, the women's team is very good. And they're led by player named Christine Sinclair who during this tournament will. Break the record for most goals ever scored in international soccer. The record right now is a hundred and eighty four hill by Abby Wambach, who was just elected to the US soccer hall of fame Christine Sinclair's three behind her. She'll break the record in this World Cup while. So that's the women's World Cup Ellie times investing in it as they will send Kevin back through June. If follow team, USA around well around France, the US will only play two games in Paris, if they make it all the way to the final, but you'll be Leone for the final, I will be. Hopefully, summer vacation early leave late road trip across the pond. We'll go over there now moving on what is going on. And you say we. We talked earlier about the different confederations UEFA confederation. That rules European soccer, and on June first, they will have their Champions League. It's the most important club championship in soccer two English teams playing each other. No, a was eliminated. Oh, it's going to be Liverpool and Tottenham two English teams for the first like you like Liverpool. I like Liverpool. They play a very track. The reds, the are the red okay play very checked out of their owners. John Henry, who owns the Red Sox? So a little routing off there. Let's go on him. It's interesting too, because so that's the champions like final the Europa league, which is kind of the of European soccer another club championship game that will be played between arsenal and Chelsea so all four of these big tournament games, all four positions are with English teams this year. And the reason I'm asking that because European soccer's might group chat, which is mostly baseball my friends anytime. There's a Premier League game or something going on the go all about it. And we don't use work. It was like twelve o'clock user texting me about soccer, but. You see the growth, you see the excitement that people have Steve nationals a clinic commentator, these games, there's so many different people involved with it. I'm also going to be in Rome, only European vacation, who do I go see a AS Roma, by the way, on the board of s Roma is someone named Mia Hamm really also a legend of L ESE, legendary US national team player to time we'll player of the year. She's an owner Elliott and she's on the board at AS room. Over the soccer team soccer world. So AS Roma's where I gotta go gotta by jersey owned by an American businessman from Boston, who is a part, owner of the Celtics had comes back to the US sports in some way James pelota, Boston people owning stuff. I don't like that Frank McCord owns Marseille. There you this Centric here. Baxter James pelota, owns AS, Roma arrive early legally, Boston addition. And Kevin Baxter showing John Henry owns Liverpool. But STAN Kroenke, who wants the Rams owns arsenal? All right. Go Cup who's winning. Wow. That's a tough one. When is it makes it starts on June? Fifteenth with Mexico plane that's a Rose Bowl. It will end on July seventh in Chicago. We don't know who will be there yet. Mexico could play the US given the way the tournament is setting up, June fifteenth. You're going to be in Europe the who's covering Mexico at the goal. I think you are. I'll be in Europe. Also, we'll have to do it over the phone. Yeah. We should do Mexican you fifteenth. Go to, to be honest. I'm really, not sure who the playing their first game our social media Fidel will be going to their game. I I've made an executive decision. Times sports account will be at the Rose Bowl for that Mexico game. Can I give you one more piece of trivia, there is a game in Los Angeles? It'll be on June twenty fifth. It'll be at Bank of California stadium. It's a Gold Cup game hunters versus El Salvador. Oh, why care, first of all, there's a ton of Salvadorans LA second-largest southville ambition outside the US Dylan Hernandez among them, the papooses will be great, but there's a piece of history because in nineteen sixty nine going back just before you were born in nineteen. Sixty nine El Salvador Honduras played in a group of World Cup qualifiers. There were tension between the two countries over some land at the border that some Salvadoran farmers were working hundreds claim that land. Anyway, these three World Cup qualifiers. The first two ended in violence, one in ten page Soula the other in sense, they pant the play the third tiebreaking game in Mexico City in a neutral site after those games were over war actually broke out between all Salvador and hundreds, the Salvadoran army Salvador had one and they advanced to the World Cup the Salvadoran army and airforce actually in. Vadis under one hundred hour ward thousand people were killed. It's called the soccer war. I've talked to people about this at soccer had nothing to do with it, but it's remembered as a soccer war because it was knighted after these World Cup qualifiers. So the fiftieth anniversary of that soccer war is when these teams play banking, California, are you serious? So there you go something, you didn't know before you tuned into this podcast. No. That is an awesome piece of history. So you'd bring you on Kevin Baxter. That's good stuff like that. So the final is win for go up again. It'll be July seventh Chicago Chicago the same day that Copa America has its final in the same day that the women's World Cup has final. So we're going to Chicago. Let's go. Well, I'll be on our will arrive early in Chicago's team USA for that World Cup watch the quarterfinals right now. Everything goes to plan, it'll be the US versus France for the women in the quarterfinals in Paris. I think that's the game to watch. Because the US play almost all of its games here they've lost one game since July of twenty seventeen one game. To France in France. One of the few games played on the road. They're going to have fifty thousand French fans screaming at them in Paris, cheering on the French team member Frances the reigning men's World Cup champion, no country as one demands on women's World Cup the same time, so the US will have to get past France. And that quarterfinal I'm not sure if they do it, they're not used to playing hostile crowds. France beat them. Three two, one in January. That's the game to watch that's going to be better than the final good stories. Kevin, I'm excited about everything you telling me, but it's interactive here. Let's include the fans now, our social media team decided, I guess my judgment in my wishes to go and ask fans on Twitter, if they had any questions for you. And the reason I say it's against my judgment against it usually covered the Lakers dodger for a while. When you ask people questions, it's usually a lot of words we can use. But I realized that soccer fans are really smart for the most part that they have until June questions. So we have some good questions coming your way says the first time we've ever done interactive arrive early podcast and let's start with Josh man. Those beautiful Twitter handle Gordon veto. Why is it Gold Cup? Final scheduled on the same day as the women's World Cup final absurd. That's a very good question about the go Cup and it's not just the Gold Cup the Gold Cup the women's World Cup and the Copa America in South America, which is actually a very big menstrual. They all end on the same day. The all end in July. Seventh. This is due to the fee for schedule, which is the governing body for national soccer has to work around club schedules every player who's on a professional team is guaranteed a certain amount of time off every summer, so they have to squeeze these termites in between the end of the champions tournament, which is June first and the start of training camp was generally for most teams as in mid July. So there's not much of a counter for them to work with a lot of the women's coaches and players complained about that. They said look, if you're trying to call attention to the women's game the women's final needs to be on its own day. You can't be competing with two other major men's tournaments. And I think that argument carries a lot of weight because four years ago, the women's World Cup. Had its own day. The CONCACAF Gold Cup ended in late July the Copa America ended the day before the women's World Cup. So there was no conflict, this year, all three tournaments and on the same day it's going to be fantastic for soccer, but there's gonna be a lot of people who are going to have their attention challenge, focus will not be in the women's game. And I think that's a huge opportunity missed, I, here's one from Christian Mesa. How will the Gold Cup affect molest matches during the time for both Elliott and galaxy? It's gonna fix them in a big way the galaxy, you're gonna lose potentially a couple players. They're going to lose Jonathan dough Santos who was their best player their captain when is not on the field. He will be going off to Mexico. So we'll Antuna also lose rough Felker, who's an outside back. He's going to be playing Venezuelan Copa America. Apparently Sebastian the jet is in the US team player, Poso the galaxy could lose up to four players if US Mexico's deepen the go Cup. They'll be gone for a month the galaxy don't play for three weeks in June. So that's going to help them a little bit. Other than that, you're just going to have to go on without these players. The other thing that you forget is. Everyone else has three weeks off these players are gonna come back from a competitive tournament. They're going to need a little time to get readjusted. So it's just not the time they miss while they're away, they need the time to come back and get readjusted LES's, even worse situation, Carlos Vela their captain and leading score is not going to go play with Mexico, but they're gonna lose at least five players. They're losing a player Marquette. And he to Canada player to Jamaica losing three players to the US. So it's going to be very difficult. Very crowded schedule and Bob rowdy talked about today. He finds more fault with the schedule that allows teams to play in the case of the galaxy three games in nine days, and then they get three weeks off and this will come in from Durant sports in Carson, what is the Gold Cup. You don't know what the go Cup is. No. Okay fearful is divided into confederations. There's a South American confederation North America Caribbean. That's the Concha calf. That's the federation, the US's enders UEFA, which is the European federation. This is the way to organize all of soccer's various countries in international tournaments the CONCACAF Gold Cup is. Every two years, and it's the confederation championship the US want it, and twenty seventeen they were undefeated, so they are the champions of the CONCACAF confederation, again, I says, played every two years, it's a little bit for bragging rights, the final almost always winds up with US and Mexico, one of the two always in the final sometimes playing against one another and it's a little bit for bragging rights, but the big thing that the CONCACAF Gold Cup, does is it brings money to the confederation allows lesser teams a chance to play in a competitive tournament. For example, this year Nicaragua will be playing in the Gold Cup for the first time in quite a while. So it's proving Cuba will be in the Gold Cup. It's a proving ground for some of these lesser teams that generally cannot get good quality opponents to schedule games against them. I like that doing the mill beg with you. You'll you'll have your own podcast separate was one of the galaxy corner the Oxy it's not mine. Josh Gassman is the owner and proprietor that podcast is nice enough to invite me on. All right. You're on that your mail. Bag is involved here or Email bag people can follow you at. K baxter. Eleven can't quit her Twitter. Do Graham Graham, I go look at pictures of people? Hutch old skew on ill, Kevin. You're going to be the only person in France following the women's team from LA you would kill on the Instagram telling you waiting for this whole internet thing to blow over you. Yeah. That typewriter you're lugging around the world is really for that to come back as always thanks to the Elliott see and their facility, their PR staff. Christopher Maher's, joined us today with our guest. I like taking the early lead podcast on the road, we get to explore venues. Actually we got a. Because they're going to give us a tour of this cool. All right. 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LA Sports - Bill Plaschke

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LA Sports - Bill Plaschke

"Busy time in southern California basketball season winding down it doesn't look like the Lakers gonna make the playoffs. Lebron? How has he treated LA? How the fans treated LeBron baseball season rat around the corner. Dodgers in Kershaw won't make the opening day start Mike trout has a new deal. The richest baseball player in the game. A lot of things that check up on L and USC the athletic department scandal Bill flashy, stop by. And who else nobody? It's all Bill flashy today. I'm Beth Durant is time for the arrive early legally podcast. It's Friday March twenty second. The pulses southern California sports Bill Plaski has its Bill. Flashy knows what's going on Bill. Flashy knows who's making the decisions. He knows who is in trouble. He knows who's not in trouble. And right now at USC, I think this might be the first time in the years of reading you Bill that you wanted somebody fired. Did you write that limp? Swans should be fired of the Atlantic director USC EMS. So I did and it really was hard to do. Because when you write a never really want to go there. I think I did it with Del Harris back in two thousand and nine thousand nine now at the Lakers. But when you go there you're talking about a man's livelihood. And you talking about his family and you talk about his job. And this is just sports, and we were just talking about sports here. So why say something that would improve your, man or woman soul terribly? But in this case, there was no choice because it was about more than sports. It's about the UCF letter program. It's about the USC university, but the city of Los Angeles, and what your see represents from Los Angeles. So the day the scandal broke I was flying to spring training and off the plane. Rain immediately contacted my bosses, and they knew I was traveling that day so they listed Dylan Hernandez to right? The first column so they say dealings going to write to athletic department needs to be reorganized needs to be torn down and Bill back up again, very very good column. So I read it that night. And I thought I feel so strongly Anita take step further I feel mentally athletic to be organized. But specifically specifically Lynn Swann needs to be fired. And I really felt that strongly when looking at has been to FBI probes of college sports in last two years US's only school on both of them. He said four employee's under FBI indictment. He's led a program that's necessarily the legal stuff. The game stuff as art have already criticized him heavily for the handling of Helton for the song girls for the way. He's just run the football program kind of been AWOL not really a manager. He's not really a CEO of a billion dollar operation. Like UNC athletics is. He's the former football star who shakes hands and raises money, and that's not what they need. So again, it was all fun and games until the FBI got involved, and until it started then through his athletic department. The university suffered great embarrassment in great stain on its reputation, and he was a man in charge in he says he was blindsided by it. But I don't know whether that's he wasn't paying attention to all which is terrible or he wasn't being truthful, which is just as bad either way. It's a bad look, and it's just it's untenable for me that he remained the ethnic director, a call my sports editor and said this is what I'm going to do. And they're like Mike is one of the injured Rigas for like. Alright at this. What you really feel go for it? And I went for it the reaction to that column. Some people are saying all Bill just hates USC. And I'm thinking 'push, she's the only one in this town that supports clay Hilton the football coach, it's not that you have animosity towards the school, but having been around the UCLA program for so long. When you see something wrong, you feel strong. About it. And why do you feel strong about Lynn Swann for to actually call for his job? You mentioned some of the things. But when you're writing that column Bill, did you think you don't maybe take a step back or did you feel so strong the more? I wrote about the F B I indictments the Moore wrote about fake athletes. The more I have written about the Clayton situation. The more I've written about being asleep at the wheel and him. Not just being involved the more. You wrote about the football and basketball teams in baseball teams will ever losing records ain't for the first time in like a hundred years or something the more erode at the more intense was on this man needs to go. And it's not just because he's done a bad job, athletic wise, because he's done a bad job, university wise, and that's the thing you can affect the athlete department sports program, and that's on the sports pages. But his issues happened under his watch. They made the front page not to start front patriot front page in the country. It became a national albatross. And it was on his watch. And somebody's gotta be. Accountable for this. And I think the fans mostly got support. I got probably ninety five percent support. If you're a true USC fan in your Trojan. I think you know, he needs to leave. I think you do if you're a Johnny come lately and just have a blind eye to everything and just want to enjoy saying fight on and doing the cheers and everything then you probably are happy. He's there. Are you probably think I hit USC? But I think that column was written by somebody who cares deeply about Los Angeles and deeply about US's place in Los Angeles. And deeply about the mismanagement and how they've really trivialized in almost ruined their reputation in this town nationally, and it's on his watch somebody's going to be accountable battle somebody who's going to be countable trivialized and ruined on his watch Bill. You don't just throw words like that around with anybody know, and I'm very careful with that. But look what's happened bento. You know, this the schools become an I was here during the peak Carolina and people say, oh, he's always been negative arrow more positive stories during peak earlier than anything. I saw the championships assaulted it can do ours in the Orange Bowl the night at all star. When a beat I will in the Orange Bowl and everybody was going crazy. I was arrogance to Oklahoma. I was against Notre Dame the Bush push game. I was there when they fought and lost to Texas in the Rose Bowl. I was there AB Penn State in Michigan. I was there for all the great things. I saw how this USC football in this town. It's lakers. Dodgers USA football the third. Most popular entity is town and half. The town doesn't even like him. But that's how popular they are. That's how important they are to the city. That's one's only job by the ways is hiring. Right football coach in firing night football coach. And he has apparently hasn't done that either. So you see that? And you see how important they are rive written this if this were the athletic director at a smaller college town, probably not what I've written this. If this were a person from a minor league team or something. No. But this is USC football. This is UCF letting this is USA the university. There's no choice around. It you need someone leading them. Who can be Representative of the city the city proud in his program as embarrasses city, and you can't stand for that. Have you talked to him? No, not talked to him quite often. Not available. I did not try to contact for the story. It was like the thing happened. And is like gotta right. I got to say no matter what he said, he's going to be fired when you write a column life that and I know that you don't really care about what opinions are going to be of the fans, but it just seems like this was different where you took the fans into consideration. Especially the Trojan fans that live and breathe with them. Yeah. It's like I'm thinking who speaking for them. And who's speaking for the fans in this city who are not affiliated any school. But just love watching UCF Lennox who speaking for them. I know it sounds high and mighty, but it's the truth. And the outrage was so much in everybody after the emissions scandal. Everybody's pointing the finger at the rich parents. And of course, it has to be an assistant director who was indicted, and the soccer coach in order, Colton all that would who these people work for, you know, Seth electric door. She was the only person in athletic administration. That was involved in the whole scandal so far, and she was it was his administration. It's an interesting time at USC, Nathan fennel and Rada mccullers a great job covering the story right now for the times, you go back and read other stories about admissions scandal switching gears a little bit Bill. I it just seems like right now is not a good time for LA sports, even our tone. We don't have the energy that we normally have been angry. I been angry for a month. I've regular Bronco limbs in a what am I put it on him? Everybody says well, you wanna believe Magic Johnson. Yeah. He didn't build the right team around him. I understand that you wanna blame Jeanie Buss. I wanna believe genie Bush's seems disconnected with her front office with this to me this is about LeBron LeBron disconnecting with the team disinvesting himself from the team doesn't sit with on the bench. Didn't come to work outs. When he was injured walking into the arena with a blast of wine in it all came to fruition. And it all came to a head when he passed Michael Jordan all time scoring list. And I was there and. Should've been a joyous. Staple center is one of the saddest nights. Remember there because they fans barely stood but rarely cheered LeBron's teammates. Just gave him a little chest bump, and he celebrated by himself with his face in a towel. Dinnie nal to fans DD knowledge is place in L A because the bottom line is. He hasn't reached out to LA is not a Laker. Because he had like he doesn't wanna be Laker or doesn't. That's not as priorities to be. Laker is priority is to sell L A people on is movies and his TV show and his records and his specials not on basketball. He's here for his Hollywood business is basketball business that point has been made very clear he came back from the injury. He's been more invested in that and that's on him. And it's the way he's gone about his business. I think the team right now right now Beto they're worse off than when he got here that night when he passed Georgia's record as a fan and normally at Staples Center when somebody passes a huge milestone standing ovation big video it seemed. Subdued. And I thought maybe you don't maybe because I've been report for so long. I don't really pay attention to these kind of moments. But when the people sitting next to you as fans that are wearing LeBron jerseys. Don't stand up when everybody just kind of seemed like they're going through the motions. That's when I felt there's something different. I've been defended abroad a lot Mike Donald cover the team on a daily basis anymore. But just knowing that the adjustment people have to make everything else and people say, oh, he should be part of the commute in the committee. This can't just go to the movies with you down the street. It's not that. But after that game, I started asking people that I know around the team, and I kept getting the same answer. Something is off not just within with the entire team. What's it like when you walk into that locker room will so crowded because LeBron's like he brings his whole orbit with him. Kevin Durant Sadie as talk city about his atmosphere, and I rip Kevin Durant Ford. But you know, what is not talks? But is he Kevin Durant? Right. It's a crazy atmosphere, Alibaba and everything is nuts in everything's different. So automatically such a big figure. You're right. It's hard for him to connect. But it could have tried harder. Not blame myself for not ripping them for this. And I did and I gave him a pass on this. He and the weird duck re press conference last summer, he didn't know didn't have one. That's right. He was in Europe. Yeah. He had his first press conference at training camp. And I said, well if you plays well on a court, it'll be fine. Everybody will be happy. Nobody cares about the media talking to him. We know what hindsight. It was a terrible decision. Because the fans never got to see him become part of LA. Then here we got to see him. Inter LA got to see him like shack at a huge party when he signed here. And then he pulled the pizza prank. Retold everybody to be a blaze pizza, any wouldn't clover city, and he didn't never showed up and people waiting in line for hours that was bad. I just think he hasn't done anything to endure the LA fan. So all he has is his ability and even that he puts up numbers, but they're vapid numbers. There's nothing to them. There's no defense in them. There's no empowering or neighbouring in them. There's no leadership in those numbers. So he's been a he's been a bust apps. Bus now in this changes, summer, certainly. If they can make trae for Anthony Davis. It's somebody round Librado can reenergize him. He's going to pick his coach. So maybe we'll get a quote you once he was mad to share. He didn't get Luke Walton fired. He was mad this year that you couldn't go the players traded now. So they're gonna give us coach. Then again, who he wants maybe Tyler do if they can get him his players, maybe be reenergized. But if they can't and really what top free agent wants to come here and play with him under these conditions with this team in this Dario with him. Clearly, having lost a step, isn't that? What these say Kobe? Yeah. And it was true. Whether saying about LeBron now and Kalis not gonna come. We will probably go to the clippers. But so the Lakers is an atmosphere there that really needs to be changed and LeBron needs help acquire not coming. Kevin durant? Snot coming Klay Thompson not coming would Jimmy Butler. Come but with Jimmy Butler, change things. I don't think so now no Kemba Walker. Boogie cousins. No, this is why people don't understand L A. If you're not from LA, you don't understand and even for free agents who come here from different marketing. Lebron be one of them you're held to different standards here in LA. The Laker fans are very knowledgeable. And they know what to expect. Yeah. A lot of live in the past. But they also know, hey, we had career we had shack. We had two thousand thirteen they saw Koby Bryant say it's not if make the playoffs. It's win. We make the playoffs. He led him there. And he busted his achilles doing it. He carried him there in broke down. It was never the same. What he gone to the playoffs. They don't see LeBron doing the same thing. What is it about? Lebron that you feel is the biggest disconnect with him in LA. He doesn't care about being a Laker. He doesn't reach out wins last seem to anything in this community. He's done tremendous work. My god. He started a school in an acronym. He'll go down as one of the great athlete statesman of all time. So that's not a knock on him at all there. But what is he done in LA what we heard about in LA? How can we couldn't even acknowledge the fans on when he passed Jordan didn't even wave to them? Laker fans, hold you to a different standard. I should. And he's not a Laker yet. He's gonna have to get him in the playoffs. Win a playoff series. And maybe he'll become more Lakers. I'll Laker yet. And there's also the talk on the fullest out there at what point if they don't get anybody this summer at what point you consider trading. Lebron just cut ties what point you consider doing that so rebuild? Well, if they can get a free agency summer, but again, this can all be moot point again, he Davis walk through that door, July first, everything changes. But with the players Brandon Ingram now indices with an injury who's into the season injured Lebombo ballgame stay healthy with the New Orleans. Take those guys now for Anthony Davis Bill in this city, you see Laker fans have Laker tattoos on them people color their cars, custom purple and gold, right? It's the fabric of the city and for what they're going through as an organization writing straight years. No playoffs, ugly. Tired of talking about summer league championships? God remember that? You're right. Remember, we like that was a that was a first round victory. Actually, they wanna damn summer Lee who care during a lottery. Six straight years Dame's has I had made a playoffs in thirteen years. But these fans want more as I should. But you said before we started the Lakers, there's genie you feel like there's a disconnect magic, rob. We still don't know what they're it comes out and says, it's fake news. That was terrible because the media is always supported her and it's not fake news. The actual trade offer was made and it was absolutely dead. Solid truth. Brad Turner, broke Nefer us that a tremendous job. He and tiny Guli of donors for many shop covering the team for the disconnect from genie and magic and Jeannie say that Lucas our coach. But then you can see the writing on the wall. What's going on up there? We're blessed to have a family owned the team everybody wants fan because they're invested. That's also a curse genie in hindsight. When she hired magic and Pelinka. She probably should have hired a cardiologist or Daryl Morey typer guy or Sam prestige kinda guy a new age general manager, Andrew Friedman kinda guy or man or woman to come in there. And do that job. The modern MBA is. Did she were banked on family on magic? And of course, Magic's family to her Pelinka's family to Colby and she banked on family, and that may not have been the best option. And then they of course, gopher LeBron trusting so that was a mistake in hindsight. Perhaps a mistake again. This all worship come out in the wash and then taking LeBron when everybody were ignored including myself, we ignore these age than they didn't look close enough at the orbit that he brings the galaxy. He brings with him of all the distractions. But if they don't celebrate on although the hatch you had to a way to kill them. We didn't see we're gonna kill. You have to do this. You got. You didn't see it? None of us all that. I don't blame him for that. But then to build the team around him that's on magic and pull Inca. They're such an interesting dynamic that Laker squad. And I get tired of people going backwards and trying to bring the band back together. Bring up the name like more Sampras to you moving forward. Andrew Freeman as z is, right. The dodgers doing that. They lose a GM. Go ahead. We don't worry about that. They're just keep on doing Clayton Kershaw net going to be the opening day starter fan moving ahead. Move ahead. You time at spring training with the dodgers. What do you like, what don't you like, you know? Wait what what don't you like some negative brand? I actually liked the team. Really? You're the third person to say really when I said, yeah. I thought to shoot us Bryce Harper. I thought it was a mistake ownership had the money could have done it should've done it. When I like the clubhouse. It's all businesslike in. It's all it's your job done in his veterans and their hungry. And they also know what the grant ahead is. They're smart. And of course, I know what you're going to say and people who listen to podcast gonna say, I'm just happy because Yasuko peaks not net clubhouse. Well, that's true. But sort of the dodgers where I'm just happy camps dot that clubhouse. Well, that's true. What's over the dodgers? Why do you hate them? So much Bill for the fans. Why do you hate them? So my Joan hate I hate this with the fans perceptions that you hate did. You can't. No, it's not campus. Mostly okay why? Because of the huge trouble. He calls. The dodgers. I'm not doing when nobody in that clip house liked them. And you know that right. And we're gonna find that out believe me, we're going to find that out. Nobody could say anything what he's playing there for the sake of the team we will find that out. I was far far from alone. I did write one word about that wasn't fully supported in that clubhouse. I was a spring training three or four days. I got four or five stories on him right away. They're just told me off the record. I'm not gonna repeat here. But they will come out all of a sudden people open up after he's gone. Right. Well, of course, they do they opened up his ear because we'd heard about it. But publicly. Yes, because that's how it works is sports. They gotta play with the guy. He was a total disaster off the field. He was pain. And everybody's side. He was. -tracting? It was unfocused. He didn't work out. He even said, he didn't work hard. I don't hate anybody. I know. But I hated the way he conducted his business. The group chat that I have on my friends. It's a mockery of this much. Former baseball players Paschke hate speech, Plachy likes anybody who plays hard a represents the team will also like who the majority clubhouse people. I'm back in the guys who get things done in there who they think can help win. They didn't guy could help him win. And even anyone playing. That's I tell people I'm defending flashy. Not because I know you, but it's more of as a reporter you look at this. You're not gonna go and just make one opinion on something. You're going to go source it out four thousand few thing for any minute back to Lynn Swann imago. Save fire Lynn, Swann and beyond island. You don't think I've talked to border trustees? You don't think that talked to everybody? I know you have I would never. I'm your press secretary Bill. It's like me coming out today and saying genie Bush should sell the team. Of course, not never say that. But if I had twenty people in my ear important ABI officials saying. Might be best for the Lakers. I would think about well base. My opinion now on my knowledge people were in my ear about Yaas, you'll peak for five years little signs little indications body language. You could tell it you knew it. It's all gonna come up until you, wait. It's gonna come out. I've heard stories we're going to read it, and we're gonna we're gonna read it. We're gonna read it. I've heard stories on both sides for the most part. He does get stuff that community. Okay. Great. But then he would do stuff in the clubhouse where guy all my goodness. I'm tired of this on the field to in. All it's it's awful. You watch the LA times. It's gonna come come. Come. And you're gonna read the story and say, I can't believe how smart Bill they will tell you that L. I. But it's the truth. But I'll be there for you Bill now back to the team in two thousand nineteen Kershaw will not start you said, that's good. It's ashi. Okay. Because they win without him. Anyway, they've got a really deep rotation. You got aureus. There. You got Walker? Bueller? There. You have Richhill you have made in review, the starters are going to be fine tissue. It'll be fine. They added a great tough setup guy Joe Kelley, you'll love him. He's an LA guy riverside riverside guy. Big. Laker guy talked me about Lakers I- grabby. Call me over to clubhouse Lakers. Really? Oh, yeah. So I went to all about he's a tough guy has no Twitter handle, which I love baseball players. Terrible social media either born, but he's a really tough gamer. I said didn't you freak out at the World Series last year Dodger Stadium you come into that game? It was gained four and you just gotten a lead. Who's no he goes freak out when his no mine to stand. When people in the stands, this is what I want. I'm hungry for the buzz, I seek the buzz. I love this guy, Joe Kelley guy you need. Then of course, coming back. Start opening day. He's lost a lot of weight. He looks really he looks different will see plays. But I think that's a future plus have last year and Kelly Jansa speaking of losing weight, he's lost thirty pounds thirty. Yep. And he looks like shooting guard now instead of power forward what Kelly asked about the Lakers is he met. That's all we talked about. Because that's what guys do whatever sport they're playing. They'd rather talk about others, especially LA, guys. He's very disappointing. Lebron just like I am I remember Jared Weaver, and I used to have great conversations about the Lakers in the angels clubhouse or lobby state. It's like the never wanna talk about this fort always wanna talk about other stuff, especially if they know you Laker stuff. Yeah. Right. So that's kind of how you have your cash eight with their angels, Mike, trout, huge contract. And in typical mitral fashioned the announce at ten o'clock while he's on the field and can't talk Thisiis under the radar huge with angels. He's going to stay to the age of thirty nine. It's so good that he's here. He's written economies angel for life has to dodgers. Look not that ever. These dodgers Centric, but angel spent four hundred million dollars on a star to keep in town. The dodgers could've spent less than that on a star. And didn't do it. There's no salary cap in baseball bento. The all coulda. Did it already Marito meet a huge investment in this guy? More than that, anybody would pay discount of money. He's going to be the best place while player in history. Best missile play right now. He's been the best player in the league for seven years. What about moving forward? You know? He obviously the big thing is he endorses Anaheim. He loves Anaheim. He thinks the team's going places surely must think to fraudsters been rebuilt. Things are gonna get some starting pitching. He gave the thumbs up on faith on the angels. That's huge last big angel victory. Come on battle thousand to do you. Remember who they beat the fan? Francisco Giants game seven Choi Percival on the mound. The last big angel home run, Scott Spiezio. Yes. You wrote it in your comments. Issue. Plastic three run home. What's the only thing? People said years after remember it barely over the right field wall. If you went on steroids. Right spiezio. Is scrappy team? But they're not your mice Lucia angels anymore. They're different. Now. You have right. Also running the show on different. Yeah. We'll see. Right. I mean, I don't know. I didn't get over there. Nasa. Shane Riedel said this to basically saying, hey, L A pay attention to the angels at love trials there. The first couple of months, say speech. It was allegedly on steroid allegedly. Will I think two thousand to make a lot of allegations a lot of different players in that time. It's college basketball time tournament around here. Go to the LA times website, and you can follow along and see plash ease picks one these pools before now have one for you the worst one I know and usually I'm the worst on terrible breath predicting, but I've won the several ESPN pools. Yes. Do not gonna win it dukes winning. Nope. Don't go for knows I on. Nope. You know, how many times in the last thirty five years the number one ranked AP team in a people as won the tournament. And I think it's like three. Yeah. Is stunned happen. All right. Let me change break. So you can follow along on the times sports Twitter account, and you can see what Plaski is picking four that game. So they're going to continue to put out she's picks, you can go and look at it and see the entire breakfast. He put up there, but every single game you can follow along. And we're gonna have Twitter polls on who. Do you think's gonna win and can go up against Plaski? Also, Nathan fiddles dog is going to be in the bracket. Tom betting on. All day Alaba thing, I'll leave you with him. No. I'm not leaving. Okay. Are we done here? No. This is the Bill plaque you show the clippers need new arena. They can reach shape the narrative on them and their legacy if they get into a new arena down angle, that's what they need. They're still gonna be Chevrolet cours. But to new arena, they got a shot, and they believe they're gonna get quiet Leonard. And they're gonna be the only local team in a playoff this year. They're gonna make the playoffs. You know that right Beto they're making the offs. Oh, yeah. Presented the playoff. Lou Williams last second shot the other night Homer. Laker, Lou Williams. Linger for ten minutes. To them who train them once. The Lakers who traded him who magic? I move. Bill Plaski as always great job. This has been a special Bill ski podcast of the arrive early leave late. We got you know, what I'm willing to do it bosses. Listen, we need to have a Bill podcast. We will do it any fancy restaurant. 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