17 Burst results for "Ernie Banks"

"ernie banks" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

Baseball Together Podcast

04:14 min | 5 months ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on Baseball Together Podcast

"Maybe you probably can't my number two the next on my list. Also hall of famer good k. I feel like that's a thing that happens. All famer fourteen time all star eight of those were consecutive seasons two time. Mvp twice twice twice which you've previously stated is to want to your thing. It's a big deal. Yeah so two time. Mvp baseball family also has a gold glove career war. Sixty seven point seven batting average. Two hundred seventy four playing first base and shortstop we're talking about ernie banks ernie banks ernie base. Yes sir now. He played with the cubs for nineteen years. I feel like this should go more highlighted. And we do that regularly. But i feel like the larger baseball congregation. That's that's what we'll call it. The larger baseball congregation. I think doesn't recognize nineteen twenty year careers for what they are thinking about it. Twenty years is an entire generation and this guy represented a full generation of baseball fans in chicago. He played from his age twenty two year to his age forty year. Let's put that in perspective a little bit like you said twenty years. That's generation it is. It's a whole jenner. There're kids who were born in fifty three and then saw him in seventy one like you're an adult. Think about the to think about a thirteen year. Old a ten twelve thirteen year. Old and fifty. Three yeah who you know is now old. yes it. Zero zero-rate their thirties. Yeah that's that's legitimate. But here's the other thing too. Is i feel like as fans we take it for. Granted how how often guys lasts that long with the big league level. Because i haven't talked about it for a while. But i used to listen to david. Samson's daily podcast. Yeah that's one of the things he would tell the players when they would call them up this. Okay the hardest thing you've done to this point in your career is make it to the show megan olive with minor leagues. Make to show the absolute hardest thing that you will find in. Your career is staying here..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:56 min | 10 months ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on WJR 760

"Jack Fuller. This is anything is possible. And we're talking to the iconic coach. Richard Digger Phelps Digger. Welcome a real honor to have you. Thank Jack. I like your background with Wrigley Field. You, I think 20 straight years. You got to sing, Um, seventh inning stretch. What was that? Like, Well, 21 to be exact. What really happened was back in the early seventies, when Dan Devine was that Missouri is head football coach. He and what's the guy's name and saying, Thank me out to the ballgame. Very, very, very caring, Very great friends. So when I used to go up to the gods games, I do what do a couple innings with Steve Stone and Harry Carey? Well when he died Comes, asked me to be one of the people that come in every year through out the first pitch and sing the seventh inning stretch. Well, Ernie Banks and I, for like 17 years, did it So he passed away and then I still went up for four years until this past year. And I would go out on the field wearing Ernie Banks is Jersey banks 14 in the seventh inning. I get up and tell the Cubs fans all right today. We're not just gonna sing this for Harry Carey. We're also going to sing it for for Ernie Banks, and they would go crazy. Well lasted 21 years. I was the last one to do it every year since he had passed. And of course with no crowds this year didn't do it, so I'm on hold right now. You know, we had 100 was a tough century 108 years, but that was a magical season back in what 15? I think Really? Absolutely. Okay, Let's go back to your childhood growing up in New York. Tell us about your childhood and your mom and your dad, please. Well, when people say who are the two people in your life that influenced you the mouth? It was both my parents, My dad. On my mom and my dad was a funeral director in our house was on one street corner and go through the backyard and you would come into where the funeral home was in the middle of the next block. So I was about five years old. And what happened is the funeral home would only have one power for a funeral. So if there was a double header The living room in our house was used for the other. Wait. So what happened? I was about five years old. I came down the steps and I looked down on the steps and I see this guy. Dressed up in a city guy sleeping in this box and I go in the kitchen and get my Cheerios ready. And I say, Mom, how come that guy's sleeping in that box and not on the couch? And she said, Richard, There's something we need to talk about. And that's how it all started. But I was right. Rarely in that business. My whole life. My dad raised me and when I was 18 I went to college to get a degree and rider in New Jersey in business, and then we even bought another piece of property so we could open to funeral homes up in the Beacon area. IBM was baked in that area. They had built. A new factory system employed some 50,000 people, So we thought that was gonna be a good investment down the road. So when I graduate from Ryder and 63, I think, mom that son er and a guy named Time one about him was in his first year Coach and Beacon High school and they went undefeated. They'd have a state tournament, but they want a sexual So you asked me coach, the Summer League team, So we go up to the playground and we'd X unknown and warnings and night our coach and all of a sudden I said to Mom and Dad, I was supposed to go to seven school bombing at Syracuse that fall. And I said, Can I the leg and bombing school and go back to Ryder and get a master's degree to see if I can teach in coach and they said Richard, Go ahead, try so go back. The rider and Bob Greenwald was the head coach. And I played for him. My senior and a guy named Tom Petrov, who was the baseball coach. He was also system basketball coach. So they made me like the graduate assistant, Well, Little Rider College in February. 1964. They were gonna play mighty and why you are the famous coach of blue, Ross Santini and very Kramer and happy Harrison, who played for the Lakers. They were the talk of New York City in the old Madison Square Garden, and it was N y. U ST John's Manhattan Columbia, Fordham. Seton Hall. Well, little Ryder is gonna play in why you would not lost at home. University, hiding them rocks. They lost games on guard, but not at home. And since 1944. This is a 20 year home winning streak, and I grew up in scouting twice against Iona and Hofstra. And I'll come back and tell the coaches that we do this ABC an offense, ABC and defense, we can beat it. They said Digger you put in the game plan. Okay. From two days I put in a game playing with the guys I played with the year before we go up to and why you and we beat him. And that was the turning point to me where I just said I could do this. Then, of course, I taught Junior high school number four and trying New Jersey for a year. And then what? The same Gables High school in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, before I respect by dick harder. Who was that writer for you? When I was at ST James and Petrov said, Take digger with you. He'll get it done. So I go to Penn. With dick harder for four years, and we built pen in the Ivy League, but more importantly, a national power and then the Fordham job opens. I take that team that was 10 and 15. The same team we go 26 3. No name of garden and had Austin guard in front of 19,500. The first time the new guard was sold out. It was Alma Barra, Marquette and over time in the garden, and the next thing l noting job opens, But I wrote Eric are seeking a leather in 1965. He was head football coach and Notre Dame. And I was that same Gables and he's in Pennsylvania. I said there. I love what you're doing football. And someday I'm gonna lose Same thing in basketball. Notre Dame I wanna be head coach. Another name? Well, six years later, at the age of 29. Get the job and in 20 years, another name. Obviously that you start liking 74 was the highlight of knocking off seven number one.

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"ernie banks" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"I replay it today. So without further ado, Here's me with the Rockies and Nationals a few minutes away from starting Game two of today's split doubleheader. It got me thinking about Mr Cub, the late great Ernie Banks and his infamous Let's play to quote So tonight, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about Ernie and the origins of that famous line. Ernie Banks was known for making a difference through his approach on life. In fact, one of my favorite scenes of hiss a line that my grandfather would tell me from time to time, was it sometimes digging for gold is more important than the gold itself. You see, Ernie Banks understood the principle that who you are and who you become in pursuit of a goal is more important than the goal itself. And, of course, his infamous. Let's play to quote has been associated with the Hall of Famer since July of 1969. Legend has it. It was around 105 degrees that day in Chicago, And when banks arrived at the last place Cubs Club house, he noticed that everybody looked tired and was down in the dumps of bed. So untypical banks fashion, Ernie stood in the middle of the room and said, It's a beautiful day out there, boys. Let's play to his cups. Teammates apparently looked at him like he was nuts. There were also a couple of writers in the room and the quote has lived with Ernie ever since. Ernie Banks believed that by taking responsibility for his own attitude, or by creating his own weather, as he liked to refer to it, he could make the weather nicer for everyone around him as well. Very sound advice. So, as Ernie Banks would say. Let's play to know I'm not quite sure how Mr Cub would feel about Theseventies affairs, but I do know he's greatly greatly missed. And if you ever wanted to know the history of.

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"ernie banks" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"They did. Yeah, I don't think Ernie banks was saying, Let's play to within a 5 to 34. But they did. Yesterday's doubleheader was a makeup game, so they play too. I'm getting choked up even talking about this. You know why? Because the eyes like 1 66 in this studio coming through the vents and nice Alvey through 32 34. Why were they playing a doubleheader yesterday? That makeup game? Why did they have a make up game? Wait for it. Positive Cove. It tests Can't make this up about that makeup game. The M's in the A's played a double header in very unhealthy conditions to make up for a game that was not played because of you guessed it very unhealthy conditions. I would expect anybody outside of Seattle to ever turn on a Mariners game. However, if you did you saw one of the craziest looking games you've ever seen. Because you couldn't even see the game. T Mobile Park was so smoky it looked like the world's biggest Smoke hotbox. Just setting the mood right now. Imagine a ballpark not empty like that one. Both 50,000 people passing the duchy after the game. Okay, this is no joke. Hes pitcher. Jesus Luzardo said. Quote..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Our region. If you're wondering why Hawke and I had that extended conversation about that. Maybe you've turned on the news. In the past two weeks. You've seen that the West Coast is on fire. I wish that was hyperbole. But really, it's not right now. There are over 50 fires burning from San Diego to Seattle. And obviously it's terrifying. It's putting people in immediate danger. People are losing their homes and Mohr It's also doing some long term damage because of the terrible air quality that many of us on the left coast are experiencing right now. Don't be a hypocrite, and I really want to go out and get a run in or a hike in the man. The air is terrible, and I don't mean that normal Los Angeles smog basin that we're talking about. I'm talking about some of the worst air quality ever like you look outside. And you see a grey sky, You see? Ah, blood. Orin son. It looks like a star Wars moon. You know it's bad. Or you go online. And thanks to the few eye technology, you could just see how bad it is, is short for air quality index. It lets you know how bad an unhealthy and how toxic the air is that he'd given moment. In any given place. I'm going somewhere with this fall me. Is an example. An index number between zero and 50 is good 51 to 100 is moderate 101 toe 1 50 is unhealthy for sensitive groups. 1 51 to 200 is unhealthy for everybody. 201 2 300 is extremely unhealthy. Right now, is that look where I live the eyes 1 66, so that's considered unhealthy for everybody. No joke. I check this thing every single day because again it impacts whether or not I'm taking my workout inside or outside, huge part of why the wise important Is when people like me go outside or anybody like where I live. There are a lot of people working out every single day, especially during the pandemic. But what's happening is You're sucking in air during your workout when the air is drenched in smoke. I've done a little research on this or nearly wouldn't know this, but you're not just breathing in smoke, you're breathing in dirt would Paint solvents rubber Insulation and gases. All of that, And if you're working out really hard outside, you're sucking in a whole lot of that. No boy, no It's not about me. Here's what I'm going with this. It's about the Mariners and the Athletics. Playing yesterday in Seattle. Remember those numbers? I ran down the eye yesterday was 2 34. And I double back to that shard. Why don't we see what 2 34 means? 0 to 50 Good 1 66 Ryan is unhealthy for everybody. Oh, here we go, 2 34. 2 34. Extremely unhealthy for everybody. What the hell to 34. Let's play baseball. Know how screw it to 34. Let's play two Put me in coach, I'm ready to play that song. Which they did. Yeah, I don't think Ernie banks was saying, Let's play to within a 5 to 34. But they did. Yesterday's doubleheader was a.

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"ernie banks" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on WGN Radio

"He had a terrible feud with their coast and Jackie O got along with everybody couldn't stand him. He would. Leo is really a tough character. But basically it all came down to his ego. His needing to be The number one guy or every wass. It's a fascinating portrait of somebody. We all think we knew. But when you read this book, you realize you didn't know Ernie Banks. Let's play to the legend of Mr Cub. The life of Ernie Banks more with around Rappaport. After a quick break you you go into Let's play to here and how that started. And it seems like there were several different versions. But maybe the true one was that one day he just said it. What do you think? Well, problem was trying to get to the bottom of it. And, of course, let's play two is Ernie's enduring contribution to the language. You hear it all the time, not just in baseball, not just in sports with politics, you know. Years ago, Really Nelson and Bob Dylan went on a counter to a minor league ball parks around the country. Well, what were they going to call it? Except let's play two tour that kind of thing. Here's the reason there are so many, Um, uh, stories about how it actually got started. The big reason is that Ernie never told the story the same way twice. He had a million different, different reasons. And the problem was that he always named the date. It was. It was during the 1960 All Star game. We talked to Jack Equipment. Remember Jack my island? Yeah, Yeah. Yeah, It was a 1969 in July and he was driving Driving was hot Got to the ballpark. So the teammate, his teammates drooping and dragon and said, Let's play to know it was in August, and he came into the inner city record. You know, recognizing where we can see where he had come from, and was sort of an epiphany on he went to the ball park and said that the nearest I can figure is that it started in Houston in 1960. The Cubs are playing the old colt 45 in this open ballpark without a whisper of seed. You know, one of those old fashioned Parks with no Deca all just completely open. All the stands were open, and it was miserably have and earning. Uh, uh, faded during the first game and couldn't play. The second game was so his teammates all came in and said, Let's play two. Let's play to you couldn't even play a one. So it had to have started before that somewhere. Billy Williams told me the story. It had to have started somewhere around 1958 59 60. But as soon as Ernie saw that, you know that it was his signature phrase, and people kept asking me about it is just very cleverly. He just kept alive by giving everybody a different story. And when I went to look it up, I would read references to it in various looks and and magazine articles and a newspaper columns and stories along the way, and I could See how he had manipulated it. He just kept telling the story. All people from this final, I will tell him the same old story. There would be interested in that so it invents something new. It was beautiful example of of of of Ernie's ability to sort of control the narrative. Now all of his hard times. Growing up in poverty, the racism he suffered in Dallas, helping his dad picked cotton. Hey, never really talked about any of that or wanted to Didi. No, he didn't. Really. He would talk a little bit. At one point. I talked with five of his high school classmates myself really fortunate to be able to find him and also earn his older sister at next still alive. It was the first of 12 kids. Arne was the second. So so, but I was able to find examples of him talking about it a little that he would go out with his dad. And then what? They would have coffee and something to eat before before. How kind We're going out to the counter feels and how it kind of enjoyed it. But here's the thing. Ernie was a pretty good student. He was quiet. He never would have kind. Whoever raised his hands in class already was a very quiet kind of guy. Sort of stood aside, just watched. But he wasn't a bad student world One year his dad made him taken entire year out of school. To go pick up and they were very worried That would be the last day would ever see of him. And he would just have to help his dad and make money for the family would sit in that much of, you know, for the rest. You know, for the rest of his team Agent ears? Well, luckily, Ernie was able to come back to school and not only play ball but graduate and get his career started. But I kind of shutter to think what it would have been like if you'd just kept it. Gotten this teenager. You're listening to the W G n showcase, and there's more to come here on 7 20. W Z in It's kind of falling out of the headlines. But Vaping any cigarettes are rial. One in four high school students do it. Apparently, I asked aldermen Matt O'Shea about that, in his initiatives to Try to make a difference here in the city. Here's more from Alderman O'Shea flavored cigarettes and the whole debate about flavored cigarettes and youth, Vaping and whether or not that was they should be banned. They should ban the flavored cigarettes and they should get rid of some of these. The pods that the kids were using that seemed very geared toward young kids, and that sort of felt like it went away and butts yesterday at the City Council meeting, it did come up, Alderman Mata O'Shea introduced an ordinance to try to a crackdown on them. In the city and let's ask him about it. Hey, Alderman O'Shea! How are you? For you. I'm I'm okay. I'm okay. So this is one of the issues that came up. I want to ask you about some others. But eso what happened yesterday? So Ah, yesterday we'll let me backtrack a little bit last month. Uh, I myself and 22 of my colleagues introduced in ordinance into the Chicago City Council banning the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city of Chicago. But yesterday Chairman Rod Sawyer Of the committee and Health hosted a subject matter hearing. Um, But many of my colleagues and medical health experts participated in Where we had a lively discussion for a couple hours. The first of what I'm guessing will be a couple meetings stuffing them. Yeah, So it's It's one of the stories I read said it's stalled and that that doesn't sound particularly good to me. So would you characterize it that way? He said. Would you say it a different way? No. I would completely disagree with that. This is a subject matter hearing. There was never going to be a vote on this topic as you could imagine Big tobacco brought out its big guns. To try to water this down and stop this. But there were many medical health experts, folks that have studied the terrible effects of tobacco use. Uh, for 2030 years. Um, it was a good discussion on. There's a lot of variables in this but the fact of the matter in it. We talked about flavored tobacco products when we talk about, um Vaping. This is a very serious issue. One in four high school students in our country are using Vaping products today. Wait, say that again. One in four high school students.

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"ernie banks" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To believe in again. You know, that's what that's what way want. Well, it sounds like a ton of fun. Johnny and not, you know, Thanks for making time for us. It's Johnny's treasure quest that come Yep, just like that. And then you sign up for whichever one you want to do. How long do they run through August? Store? They September, October when? When you guys finish him? We might. We're thinking about probably capping off around November. I'm going to release pride. Last one of them burgers to snow, cause we're gonna have a little recess and do some more group activities. Scavenger style paying. So we had a lot of ideas coming up just tons of fun in the future. You know, Awesome stuff, Johnny. And Well, I may enjoy your retirement after it's all over. And I bet you're enjoying this part of it is pretty cool. Yeah, this This is the time of our lives. And you know this is this is so awesome just to see the messages I'm getting from people and things. That we're changing and reuniting families and all that stuff. It's been really awesome. Got to be a thrill. Thanks, Johnny. Thank you so much for so much. Good luck with everything. You two have a good day. Have a great weekend and search for treasure continues. If you want to join that. That's Johnny's treasure quest dot com. That's Johnny Perry and his Michigan treasure hunt. I manage of Lantus more ahead on W G N CUBS Sox city Siri's weekend is a good time to talk about Mr Cub and Ron Rapa Ports find biography, The soft cover edition of Ron Rap reports book Let's Play, too is out today the Legend of Mr Cub the Life of Ernie Banks. Ron. Of course, one of our great sports columnist was that sometimes for a couple of decades joins us this morning from someplace warm, I guess. Hi, Ron. How are you doing Right now? It's someplace dark, but that's okay. Yeah, well, listen. Ah, Ernie banks. I mean, like a lot of people in Chicago and in the media. I got to know him over the years and because he was one of my idols growing up, I always turned into a 12 year old around him. I never got over the thrill of the Ernie Banks actually knowing who I was, and you sat with him and recorded conversations over a long period of time for this book was that was at the background here. Yeah, The idea was he was living in California where I am, And the idea was that we were going to work on autobiography and, well, we were talking. He got into some pretty serious stop some interesting topics That was sort of were underneath the legend Bob, the the Ernie banks that we all knew the beautiful day for a ball game. You already had a photographic memory. That's 11 of the reasons that he was so beloved is that he would remember you from five years ago. Remember that? You know, your wife had been sick or the names of your kids, that kind of thing. But we were getting into some some, You know, interesting things about growing up in Dallas and picking cotton with his dad missing year of school and never being around white people until he was in the Army. And this you know what it was like coming to Chicago and moving into a white environment that that Those kinds of things that we don't always talk to Ernie about. And he was pretty honest with me And I thought, Boy, this is gonna be great autobiography where we really dug beneath the legend, you know, And then he pulled the plug. Bob decided he didn't want to do it. After all. Why should I? You know, there are a couple of Ah, couple of war. You know, his wife out here told me that he didn't want to do a book. He liked the idea of a book that I thought maybe that was it. But I think that in the long run, he just decided that he didn't want People to know We really wass the kinds of things we have been talking about the disappointments of the difficulties of his life Princess. He talked at great length about his futile Leo du Rocher. He went on and on and on with me. Well, he never spoke about that in public till the day he died. He never said anything you know, well treated him just terribly both in public and in the locker room, But he never said a word until the date I wholly. It was trying to motivate me. I was getting older. I needed a kick in the pants. The truth was something far different. I just think in the end, he didn't want people to know anything beyond the myth and the legend that he had built up for himself. You know, David and I were talking about the book here a week or so ago. And that is the revealing message of this book that Ernie was a sad at times lonely figure, wasn't it? Well, he wasn't when you think about it. When you think about the images they presented, always happy, always smiling, Always upbeat, Always optimistic, or nobody lives like that. We all have disappointments and problems and difficulties. And the problem was an early hid it. He just hinted. He developed this caricature for himself hidden behind this mask. And here's the problem when you do that all your life. One of his sons, one of his twin sons, Jerry, Banks, who lives out here told me You know if you live in a caricature, all your you know, for so long, you've become a prisoner of it. And then I think that was that was pretty well, stead. Because if you do that any high you're really you're really self from the world. You hide it from yourself A cz well, and that can cause problems. A cz well, Ron. Good morning. I I know that Ernie wasn't the only player that Leo was tough on. But why did he treat him that way? Was it jealousy? It was ego, Dave. It was speedy Leo needed to be the thing you need to know about. Leo has had huge ego more than anybody. He needed to be The biggest guy wherever he was he to be number one. Now it comes to a situation. We're not always Ernie. Number one, but he has the nickname Port, Mr Cop. So Leah would stand in front of the writers out on the field before the game to start and say, Knock off that, Mr Cub. Correct, Mr Cupped my ass that kind of stuff. You know, and very hurt would call him Gramps. Hold ban That kind of kept trying be benched many times, looking for another first baseman earning always won the job back, But think about it. You're the You're the icon. You're the You're the number one guy in the franchise and this guy comes in and wants to take it over. So what? Ernie when it wants to put you down, Leo decided To be number one. He needed to be needed to knock down the guy who was number one. So the truth is, he went, He came to Chicago. He looked around, Leo did And he saw that There were two guys who are revered and loved and he went after both of them. What was Ernie and one was Jack Brickhouse..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Whatever you need. Alright. Hey, Bertrand, How much would you pay for me To be on a zoom call? I think you'd probably do better than you think you probably better than we all think it was two completely different statements. All right, so can by the way some of our listeners are calling and saying, Yeah, we just did resume call with a family member friend. My brother. I said did Ernie Banks Griffin, my son? No, No, no. Fergie Jenkins. I said Ernie Banks that some Fergie Jenkins, the Griffin has had a number of them his friends. You know, And sometimes they're like esoteric characters and TV or the world. But they they're just so resonate with Griffin. You know that It's hilarious. LF if you'd done a zoom ar Ah, cameo yet is somebody sent you one? No, somebody I haven't I was really hoping song would send me one for my birthday this year about it well, Probably. I don't know who but maybe a musician are actually singer you like so much. The chamber a Kimber on your platform. I'm not 100% sure we have about 40,000 people on their now. 30,000. I'll check now, But are you guys ever going to do you have any of the queer eye guys? The Fab Five? You have most of them. You do. Yeah, And they're all raising money right now for her pride month, integrate the new batch of queer Eye guys are hilarious. They're out there. LF it's literally clicking away, how do you What's the best way to search when you're on Cambodia type in a category or show? What do you do? Stephen? Yeah, I got a candy a dot com and you can either search for a particular person you want or a team you like, or you can browse by categories. It's a lot of fun to go on there. You know, I think that you can really go down the rabbit hole in a good way. Finding different talent on top form right videos as well. Sort of. Ah, quick walkthrough the cultural landscape of pop cultural landscape of America. If you've got that many, I suppose Um, by the way, is a one last question about Blagojevich. I don't know why I keep giving him so much attention on this thing. But is he did you say doing one of the 10 minute Interactives on zone? I don't know. He mentioned we We've watched this purely is attached. So we just touched like a random sample of 50 of our talent that have done well on the platform. And just like you mentioned, would you did your own What we're finding is that 10 minute like people. Keep staying on. So I just saw a video where your name Drake Bell ended up playing guitar with somebody for 30 minutes. Totally little. Trying to figure out what the right length with the right for Madden and even pricing. I think you guys are asking the most expensive on it. Jeremy Piven taught a lot of Flack, you know, haven't been native for pricing himself. 15 grand for it. Hey, ended up. He never got booked at that price. But you still came out of the experiment group. But we're we're trying to be market makers on this and try to take out place in just like the original cameo, But there's no market for this. So nobody knows. But it should do so. We're just working out. The experiment showed up out of here and hopefully iterated and settle on something that works. Cameo dot com. All right, Stephen, congrats on months again being clever and thinking ahead and will visit again. I'll let you know if what we decided to try and use your platform, okay? Yeah. Thanks for having me get Stephen villainous from cameo based in Chicago. He's a ham.

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"ernie banks" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

08:01 min | 1 year ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Well, there are no Hall of Famer is yet for you know Iraqis now, but I guess Larry Walker's be the 1st 1 right? So I mean, But if you put it on the Yankees and you years you're feeling 27 World championships and all those Hall of Famers Giants have more Hall of Famers. Anybody you feel that truly do and it is a bit different, and it is a bit different. The eyes of the people that That support you, your family and your friends. That Cubs uniform that you put on for the first time they weren't you know, Ernie banks, right tinkers to Evers to chance, right? It was so cool the very first time when I was in rookie ball, right, and we got all the old big league uniforms. And the day that I put it on for the very first time. Ernie Banks was there. 30 banks was one of the really, really great people. People in this town that I ever came across in the game, and we're in breaking florid brains in Florida, and you know it is what the draft was June 6. Now it's like the last few days of June, and it's just Hotter than a popcorn fart and brain damage is gnarly, and we're just put died every scene humidity. I showed up the temp. Therefore, they had on a pair of corduroys, long sleeve shirt and sweater vest on, you know, I believe in San Luis Obispo. It's summertime. It's like San Francisco. And so I get about time I I get in the cab, and there was there was no A C in the cab. I start peeling off close by time I get to break into Empire City where we're stand. I have parent or on. That's so the next day we get and we're strapping on Our union and their number 44 a cubs uniform and when they were flannel, and they were beautiful. Oh, my God, They're beautiful. And here in the clubhouse comes Ernie Banks, he walked into In that clubhouse. They're pretty Slager and He walks up to, you know, go year. My crew go. Yeah. You want to count polished a loose of this? Bob ordered Long beach. Your aquarium? Yeah. You could get it to you were you were you were born a whack that ball juice it beat on a Yeah, And he did that with every guy, every guy and you know, you look in the cup uniforms. You have you look at Mr Cub. And he actually knows you are least your belt. He did. It was magical. It was. Oh, my God was I felt like I was part of the club. That is so awesome when we're kind of on that same topic of kind of making this show. Wait. We heard we must have heard it but worth retelling again. You're getting called up story and I wonder It's such a It's such an incredible moment. Like who you remember calling your mom and dad are like where you were, like, What was the Micro Co got the call story? Well, it was called the 1976 and I didn't get to call up. I had a really good year and maybe all Star team and which time there association, But I didn't get the call that took up two guys. So my wife and I we headed West back home from which tied back to Southern California. And so we took our time We stopped off saw some friends and Aspen. We just kind of, you know, took our time. Anyway, we're driving in. There were no cell phones, right? We're on the road. We weren't calling home. The way we come driving into my mom as we're driving in ST Gabriel, right down there in the village, and there is my mom doing jumping jacks in the driveway as we're driving in. And it was my mom. That basically told me that I was going to big league. That's it Credible, So the salt will was our general manager. And he said to Ah Wei have good news for your son. Now, please have him call me so she knew the deal. Anyway, I pulled in the driveway. She could hardly talk. Call him up. And he says that we want you on a plane tonight. You're gonna be in Wrigley Field tomorrow. So I did. I flew in September 6. My wife's birthday. She that she stayed back. And so I land about 7 30 in the morning and take God and I have no idea what I'm going to Chicago or how far the airport was in it's far. So I get in rush hour traffic coming in the city and I finally get into the executive house. And and, uh, you know, I can't sleep. I lay down Try. But after about America is ridiculous. I'm going the big leagues. So, uh, quarter nine. Pick up my bag, walked elevator elevator doors up, open up. And here's Tom Seaver were playing two met that day and he was starting pitcher and he looks at me to go your first day, kid. Yeah, well, don't screw it up. So then I walk down. I walk out the executive house. I told my bag in a cab, and I said the words that Every minor leaguer in the Cubs organization wants to say Gal goes where you want to go, said Wrigley Field. How do I get there till I had no idea? You could their God. They dropped me off on the wrong side of the field the rest of the field and you know, so I get to talk my way in. The dark Seok saw the bag. You let me in, and I walk up the stairs. He read me feel for the first time and, yeah, I got a little overwhelmed and I'll speed this up fast. I can a I walk it across the field and my feet never touched the ground. I was walking across a big week field that was going to be in the big leagues. In the clubhouse, get my my, my Union and now it's batting practice. So about there, Bruce Studer got called up in May. And so he was kind of like my lead dog on this whole thing and Bill bottom Who Was Talyn around sooner he'd been in for six years in the big leagues, So the three of us are out there shagging balls. Pictures do for BP, and now it's time to go run our spreads. So we start running and you run from the bleachers and then you walk back. You run in front of leeches. Without that sprint. I'm walking back sooner and bottom and we're talking about us. The bleacher bum leads out The bleachers and yells at a 40. What's your name? And I look up at him and I didn't ignore them. So then we run back now we're walking back and the same guy. Peels out a for you. What? Your name. So bill blot on the six year vet goes. Look, Don't worry about it, Kidder says again. Just tell them to go buy a program, So okay. Should we run back now? Walking back now? I'm looking at my opening. Save some guy I've got, um armed and dangerous. Mr Enough guy leans out 8 40 What's your name? Bad? Yeah, look up. And today go buy a program meet because I didn't. You ain't Ah, awesome. Ah, welcome to the show a little humility right there. It was. That's also I'm glad I asked What a great story about your mom too. That's also well, that's but and I loved how many people get told to go in the big leagues by their mom. That's cool, Aunt I didn't know your GM was named salty salt. Well, that's the way this year. Oh, rest in peace salty. Yeah, I did see that. I'm looking him up here on, Wicky says he got ripped for a couple trades here, but not the call up of Kruger that was one of his best moves. Yeah. There you go. There you go. Hey, just I know we're out of time and all that, but I wanted to hit you. A friend of mine sent me a link. The other day was June 23rd 26 days ago. The Cubs released this really good one hour documentary on what they call the Ryan Sandberg game. I don't remember June of 80 for know you were playing with the Giants, of course, but Sandberg hit two homers off a Bruce suitor. In the ninth and 10th innings in on a Saturday game of the week. Willie McGee hit for the cycle for the Cardinals. It was an epic and they made him an hour long documentary about and I was thinking about you because you know Wrigley Field on a Saturday the Cubs in the Cardinals and how much they hated each other. But Bruce suitors featured in it because he was mean it would nobody hit bombs off of suitor much less two and I was thinking he's your guys. This isn't Bruce it or one of your guys. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, he the unbelievable. He's one of the best people I ever met Lis Planet below one of the best teammates ever had. And you know, every year he'd go through, like a week or even two where you couldn't anybody out. And it's all set in the home runs would just start happening when we came up to the big leagues might work was untold catcher and he was our our pitching coach. And he was he was the Bruce Whisperer..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"A great champion as well now that lebron has a couple of chips that's his best one of his best buddy right when you're on the banana boat I'm sorry with with lebron James he's got a couple of chips wait wait it's got a couple that yes you know and you're Chris pulls it a little bit of different spaces well you never get a mess rough but in his mind he always thought that he did yeah because there is boys and by the way I'm sure in their pride of Carmelo got a chance to play them one on one he probably be here right I think it's great scoring to back it down they get a mid range as well that's kind of my way but he didn't win in a sport that you have to know Ernie banks for the cubs you hit you know Mike thousand home runs yet over five hundred bombs so a lot of for at first base but he's a great shortstop right never played a World Series but we don't hold that against thirty banks because baseball it there's so many extension writing success you're in the NBA forget about when he never even got your eye the and if you find a man in N. B. A. in the NBA you should at least at least get there and he never did that this is taken off a little bit of five five two one two four two two seven one to take your calls on this on the other side and then I have a thing to something to run by you B. T. you've taught me some baseball over the course of our seven years together here on C. D. I'm start to see a trend with who is signing stars and I'm gonna get your input on it we'll get to that in a lot more news at this break but first here's to your we'll get to that on the other side of a way to get at the lan acts up they almost thought we had an update we doubt we don't have enough to have a break has acted with by the way here we are I was this I was we're gonna take a break though we'll get your calls on the this ID get teary CBS sports.

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"ernie banks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

05:33 min | 2 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"And about an hour away from baseball baseball. That's right. Zain brewers national feed of that's the old fashioned word. I don't know. What you call it broadcasts. God. Yes, we had. Is John and Christine guys. They're good that cut starting lineup. We're going to have had momentarily that is in the cubs right now tied for first they lose to the group crew. They've now lost eleven of the last fifteen games with the brewers including the tiebreaker. That's good. So cubs and brewers and a dead. He comes played four fewer games. Gobs of activated Xavier sedalia left-handed pitcher Allen Webster goes on the injured list yellow the five game hit streak. But you know, it's amazing. I'm pretty sure I think all of his overs this year hidden in Milwaukee. He has one road Homer. Does he have what fifteen in one? So biased has one Homer field. I believe. On the center and outfall, right? Yep. Did you don't Ernie banks at five hundred twelve home runs in his career? Never hit one to right field. That doesn't surprise me. Because he was just he hit them with a wig. The whitman. They never talking about hitting the yellow direction. I don't think you. Try baseball. Swing was right. Probably specially when wheels when bad he'd be one of those few right handed innards like pools now where they do the severe shift chef. Yeah. Yeah. What are your favorite players? Carlos pain showed about the was talking about this shift that MLB central yesterday talking about basically if you look at a Joey Gallo's, not as bad as people think average wise because of the ball the ball Jason Heyward hit yesterday. He got thrown out from media right field. It was a rocket hit the right field Schwartz out a lot. And and you know, it's because of the shift and the, hey, that's the way it isn't baseball. And what what Carlos painting was trying to show was that they don't shift like that outright fee at right handed hitters because there's basically you need to throw to the cutoff man to get the ball of the first base throws about two hundred feet route. It's crazy. So it it is a disadvantage to left handed hitters, but you know, what years ago when we played the school yard at Goodwin. You can't what do you have to you got to learn to hit it this way. So the guys play with us could Goodwin. They could've hit in the big league forms drawn. Great skull bicycle outright center and right field out. That's right. Yeah. All right. Got the lineup sin from Wrigley field. Speaking, Jason Heyward. He'll be leadoff for your Chicago. Cubs. Played right field. Kris Bryant back at third base. You got Anthony Rizzo at first by as short contrary behind the plate cows Schwab is hitting sixty field that the David voted second base. Albert bell Morris. Centerfield Cole hamels is pitching enemy. Cole hamels. Get Zack Davies Davies often Davies has a one fifty six ERA. It's the second best in all of baseball. I best is Chris panic the rookie with San Diego. He is pity. Very very well. So vote right now, if you have a moment, we'll have the results soon last chance to. That used to yell and the train would be leaving. And my Chicago White Sox actually play later on today at Ivanov. I gets Marcus Stroman to seven start Blue Jays. Beat the sacks four three yesterday sacks one free with runners in scoring position. They're bullpen though. Three and a third. No runs two hits osage berm Marshall at Mogre bombers, actually, come up and learn how to throw strikes at he's pitched very well since coming Bob from the minors for the White Sox. So he is a lefty cadet throw some heat and that walk people. So that's a good thing for the future vote right now. Whoop there it is. You know, how to I didn't know how to spell Edward. You're not spell that word. It was not high pod. So I don't know how to spell it. I thought and then e eleven said, well, you know, I think I thought it was whoop. W H O P. Yep. That's not what what's the deal. Most people believe it's that. But the song by tag team is actually said that no say look like you say host old crotchety not at all. I don't know. I haven't gotten too many barring uments of people about this. It's by tag team, and the song is called wound W H O N, P wound like that. You can barely hear the Evan there. But it's in there. I guess I like that. So you win bar bets on this. I just get in arguments with people about it. But that about that. Someone who owns a restaurant is a arrest. Would it be restaurant tour? I don't think so say it again, restaurant tours, no end. This is the thing. There's no say it restaurateurs that's hard to say. Like Therese star from back. You know, when you travel twelve miles all day long with the wagon and horses and the family I like a public house, which was rank up the street and State Street..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Let's play to the legend of Mr. cub. The life of Ernie banks. Ron welcome to the podcast. Thanks good. To be with you. And your book is published by hatchet books. A lot of times the subtitle will be throwaway line at won't necessarily be related to a book. In your case. I feel like that the subtitle says so much in reflect so much about what you wrote in. This book the legend, Mr. cub the life of Ernie banks because in a sense it was like two different characters at fell. Like, I read the book. Well, it was the way I approached it BUSTER, you know, we all know the legend of Mr. cub the smiling sunny optimistic. Cheerful let's play to guy. What we don't know is the real Ernie banks. The man who had troubles problems complications, four wives strange from his children litter real life. And the reason we don't know that is Ernie went out of his way to hide it. He by by going he played defense by going on offense. If you went and talked to him he'd come away and say, gee, I talked to my boyhood, I learned learning banks. But all we talked about was me that was by design Ernie. But by by being the sunny optimism character kept us from delve into the the real man behind him. And that's what I tried to do in. Let's play too. So as you got into the book, did you already have that premise? Based on what you heard before through the years about him. Or was this something that sort of developed as you talk to more and more people I had kind of an inkling from my conversations with Ernie. Now, they're a lot of conversations with him throughout the book. We were talking about doing an autobiography, and I could sense. And sometimes he would look at me kind of funny as if to say, you don't know me do you when we were talking just man demand. But when I went out after he died and started talking to his family is older sisters younger brothers high school classmates. His teammates all the people you knew what your call go more than one hundred people BUSTER, they really told me the story about the man behind the smile the man within the caricature and how he had hid himself and how they were frustrated by the fact that they've been able to get away with it. So well for so long in along those lines just in reading your book, which I just loved the. Phrase less. Let's play to just seem like a blessing and curse. Well, in many ways, you know, one of his sons Jerry Ernie had twins and has twin sons, and they were both very open with me about the pleasures and the problems of being Bank son, and one of the things Jerry told me, we stopped we pretty much cold. He said once you if you become a caricature if you live in a caricature, so long you become a prisoner of it. It's hard to get out. It's hard to relate one of his ex wives. Told me though, the same story that she tried to get him to seek therapy. So that he could really deal with the real Ernie banks man behind the smile, and he just couldn't do it. And a woman who worked for the Cup public relation office said if only he could have been as happy as he pretended to be. I mean, whoa BUSTER, you know, that really kinda gets down to. Now one thing that I think also because of the caricature of Ernie banks, Mr. cub, and let's play too. I feel like that. How great he was the players also obscured. Well, very much. So you know, we remember him one. Remember only for let's play to which has become part of the American language. You know, it's gonna outlive all of this. I see I see it being referred to every couple of weeks. There's always a new let's play to reference, and it isn't always about baseball. Sometimes it's about politics or the arts or anything, you know, anything that comes up, and we also remember him for not having played in the World Series the great tragedy this being the fiftieth anniversary of the amazing Mets. You know? Amazing not the adjective using Chicago. But what we forget about Ernie..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on Channel 33

"You know, something more, you know, pop cultural afterwards. But I think it's really hard to say. Now, I think I think looking at the numbers. I mean, you know, better award is the you know is the real is the real wild card because like we've talked about before. And like you said he doesn't have a day job. Job. So he's going to be really out there. And if he doesn't get the nomination or the vice presidency than the right, you know, the vice presidential nomination. I, you know, he could do anything, you know, he could he could put his band back together and start touring the country for all we know. We knew David at FOX was obsessed with Alexandria, Kazuyo Cortez. Media matters is put a number on it. A O C was mentioned three thousand one hundred eighty one times on FOX business and Fox News. In a six week stretch from February April. The AP's. I know the Makasi of Cortez tweets. Fox news. Brought me up three thousand plus times in six weeks. That's how hard they're fighting and gets dignified healthcare wages Justice for all its bitter. That's pretty amazing. Just just it's amazing when you quantify it not even sure I thought it was that much no two weeks ago. John Harris stepped down as editor politico. He'll become a calmness air politicos own media newsletter noted in a staff Email Tuesday, Harris said that since politicos beginning he hoped the publication would one day no longer required daily management from its founders. I just want to note, this is a mandatory line when you found a publication, and then stepped down from it is I just I I'm just so glad that this publication. No longer needs me to run it from day to day. It's Vince my greatest I remember Mike Kinsley saying something like that the day he stepped down from slate. There's a manual somewhere that someone says you have to type that line. And it's just I just find that funny. I just think every every time a founder of a publication steps down my greatest joy. In fact, my biggest accomplishment is this publication the longer deeds by help for celebration of? Headlines this week. I was just going to read you David a few Goodwin's from the British papers that I am knows deepen. This is about Tiger Woods. The main headline in the times of London was just a walking miracle, which refers to Tigers back surgery. Just fine. I mentioned tiger burning bright again William Blake reference there for some reason the use of these singular sports rather than sports always makes me laugh. So another headline was redemption story that only sport could make so compelling, and then the collage of tiger shots over the years. But this is my favorite one. Biblical epic rocks Augusta as golfing God's favor woods and since I'm in London favorites. Build F A V O U R. Biblical epic rocks Augusta Nelson God's favor ones. That's all time sportswriting right there. And it's fantastic. Granny rice could written I've com. All right, David. That's the press box. He is David shoemaker. I'm Brian Curtis research by Chris L made it production by Jim Cunningham back next week more lukewarm takes about the see them. But he later, man. David. Sucking harder than he's ever sucked. Man. That's really hard total. Don't give a fuck. You would think that I would just been saying there's a one thousand percent chance. Wow. It's like Larry Clinton hustler back in the day rate. What what do, you know? I did books. Later man rest in power.

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"ernie banks" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on Channel 33

"They over to the visitor side where nobody connected with the cubs could here. In fact, nobody could really here, but nobody could see them talking or pay much attention and express his frustrations and very elliptical terms. He was never very clear that damn Leo or they spend too much money think duck maybe about his wife's different sports writing euro, Brian not only did earn didn't even have to say. Now this off the record. They knew George new Jerry new. He's are fine writers. You did a good job covering the team. It was a different era of sports writing. And there were certain things and certain ways. And especially if it was that you just knew he was using you to vent to talk. To somebody. He was approach you as a friend as somebody who he knew would not be trae his confidence. It's it's hard to think of in this era. But that's the way it was because it's funny when we think of the NBA right now at this moment time, the singular story of the NBA is so and so player is slightly vary. Exasperated with his coach team GM. Look what just happened with the Lakers couple of days ago, and he was feeling that to whatever degree, but it wasn't a story. And it wasn't considered. A story wasn't wasn't was off limits. I remember this took place in nineteen sixty nine was when the cubs riding high. You know, they were going good Ernie was playing well. Drove and one hundred six runs at here. That's the most ever by thirty eight year old man third in the league. He was really playing great. But even then even when times were things were good. He wanted to express it's the closest all the stories. I've heard I've heard of him expressing unhappiness with baseball at the time. You know, this is the fiftieth anniversary of that year. We're reading a lot about the amazing Mets amazing is not the educative. They use in Chicago. Greg. You say it was a tragic thing there were several tragedies in his career one. Was that between nineteen fifty five nineteen sixty. He was the most productive power hitter in baseball. Drove in more runs. Hit more hormones Willie Mays and Riera Mickey Mantle Eddie Mathews anybody else you got which is remarkable. They were all going to multiple World Series. Ernie's cubs in those years finished one hundred twenty three games out of first place. It's funny when you, but it's a tragedy..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on Channel 33

"New book on cubs hall of Famer Ernie banks got let's play to the legend of Mr. cub. The life of Arne banks those two things which you try to disentangle within this book. Well, there estimating. Yeah. There to earn. It is fairest Bachchan. There were two hundred. He's there was the one. We saw. Hi, how are you beautiful day for ballgame? Let's play to how's your wife? Are you're married. You like to do that eight year old kids? And the thing about it is he he he portrayed it for so long for many many years that it became a part of who he was nobody ever. I it just he he he just kept it going and that kept the real guy underneath. And of course, there was a real guy underneath away. It just never wanted to go there. And so my analysis of it is Ernie play defense by going on offense. People would come up and talk to them, and maybe nervously approaching the greater any banks came away saying I talked to my boyhood idol, I talked to the greater any banks and they'd pause and say, but all we talked about was me that was earning. So what the book tries through the legend of Mr. Cobb is what you saw the life of Ernie banks is trying to get beneath that talk about the real guy who lived to real life with real problems, and for wives is a strange from his children who went through life and. As he grew older. There was a melancholy and loneliness this towards the end dementia, and we tried to deal with all of this with both sides, the happiness and the joy and the right baseball player that he was and the real guy living a real life with real problem. What was the first form this book took back when earning was still alive? Originally. I thought I had convinced them to write an autobiography and it worked out perfectly because I was retiring from this cover sometimes it moving to California and Ernie lived and marina del Rey. I was a new San Fernando Valley twenty miles away or as we say out here right around the corner. I would go to his house, and we would have serious conversations about some of these things that I was talking about the real Ernie. And we got into it. He told me a lot about growing up in segregated Dallas very poor second of twelve children living in a shotgun. House out house in the back about playing for buck O'Neil the negro leagues about going to Chicago, the difficulty he had a just thing to being in a white environment. You're going up in a black environment all of his life playing for those godawful cub teams poisonous relationship..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:01 min | 2 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Number. Ernie banks five hundred home run, by the way. That's my uncle Jack making it is your uncle. Yes. It is. I've heard that clip once or twice before. Well, a million times that we we've both heard it. He used to say, oh, I didn't mind that we never got to the World Series. I was just happy to play for this great club here in Chicago. Your book develops the idea? He wasn't all that happy about it his heart, Scott, he would go would go to the Cooperstown for hall of fame reunions hall of famers, go every year sit around in a room. Josh each other talk about the good old days, Ernie would look around the room and see that he was the only one there never been to a World Series. And it bugged him. He told me that it got to him so much at hurt him so much that he went to see a psychiatrist, and what could the psychiatry say only that he'd done his best his best. He could it really. It was a whole life. You know? He did pretend. You're right. We. Him it. It would be fair to say that he was a better teammate than a father. Let me put it that way. His teammates adored him. They really did. But he I I had these Frank conversations with Joey Jerry, Ernie soons. And they were very honest with me that there were never as close as fathers and sons should be Jerry once told me that his dad never played catch with him. Busy. He was. He was not home. You know? It was really a problem. I really grateful to them for being so honest with me about it as worse. So many of the other people spoke with they love dirty. They revered already frustrated at times to very glad to read that in his later years. The Ricketts family who owned the cubs now did their best to stand by Ernie banks, Ernie have trouble under the Tribune ownership. And in fairness, he didn't know we show up or supposed to be and caused a lot of proud. But when the Ricketts family brought the club, I had a long conversation with time Ricketts, and he told me we gotta take care of your hall of famers. Well, they did they put him back on the payroll. They paid them to kind of go to Wrigley field sitting suites with the fans they took care of the paid for his apartment in Trump Tower when he died they paid for the entire funeral was like a state funeral was on television lasted for three hours. They brought in leave me. If anybody was interested it's on YouTube because that's the whole free hours. They they were good to records. Family ownership was very good dirty. So they made those last year's along with Regina rice is friend and caretaker made him as comfortable as you could be a strange from his family and not really having any any of this family around. Yeah. Pallbearers with him at at Jacksonville. I remember that day. He knew everybody wanted him to be Ernie banks. He was very good at being or any banks was really great. And you couldn't be in his presence and not smile. You know, that smile is real it was genuine when it was also a mask that he hid behind. I found his third wife Marjorie lots. He's living in palm desert. She tried to get him to come out of his show. And she said something that stopped me cold when she said of goalie, he could have been as happy as you pretended to be oh that breaks my heart on the other hand when he insisted on playing this role this mask. There's happiness is trying to bring joy to other people. She stopped and thought, well, maybe that was why she married him in the first place Ron Rapoport his book, let's play to the legend of Mr. cub. The life of Ernie banks run. Thanks so much for being with us. Thanks for having me, Scott. Great pleasure. Still. Seems is..

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"ernie banks" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

13:28 min | 3 years ago

"ernie banks" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Let's go to John in Foxborough mass, John you're on the fan. Hey, Tony how you doing? Good. Good good. You know, my thing is I've been watching the network all winter. And really there's nothing going on. And it dawned on me being a kid in the seventies and eighties. I remember when the California Angels put together that Jackson Douglas since eighteen in Fred Lynn, and it was like from November to the end of the samba. It was like free agency trade rages new trade. And now the dribs and drabs just like the game. Everything's got to be slow Machado. Get off your butt. Let's not talking about the game. Every player it seems. It's just all about themselves and the game. What is the baseball network for anymore? So they can do these. So they can show us Mr. baseball for like the unpainted Lillian time. No one the game. Should listen. My frustration the whole thing the ship. The Sloan is what is with the sport. Why is this sports doing this to themselves? They just everything the transaction should be by December. And we should be like you should be getting tickets the kids at Christmas going only child is gonna play for the Yankees against and thought, it's amazing. Isn't it? Tony how this game is just so slow clumsy and boring. Yeah. It's I don't know. If I go boring. But I know what you're saying is extremely they'd be better off showing Friday keys, and the natural every baseball movie that you get think of 'cause I mean, look they breaking down every team what they haven't done what they need to do. That is that's tedious. I'll is funny during the day. I'll go to MLB and see what's going on. Nothing. Okay. I'm done ACA. A couple of hours later or if I'm on my phone. I'd say baseball's websites and nothing's going on. I'm not going in. And it'll be that work done tablet. But it's I don't I wonder about the future of baseball because everything is so fast paced. Everything is. In the old days. If you heard about a story in sports on. Tuesday afternoon. You couldn't wait to by Wednesday's newspaper to see what was it? What's the what's the whole thing? You know, you look at newspapers. Now, it's a dying. But guy writes a piece on the on the web like. Three o'clock in the afternoon. You're like, oh, man. Yankees Robinson went to the Phillies, for instance. Oh, man reading, okay. Great nice to know when you buy a newspaper this the exact same story, the paper. We didn't I read this. All ready. Oh, yeah. We're just like twelve hours ago. Twelve hours ago. That's why we get so much information on your on your on your your phone these days. Let's go to Tommy and Bronx Tommy on the fan. Tony how you doing man? What's going on? I'm doing well you stole. My are you? Fred you said about the newspapers. I was just looking I was going through some stuff tonight. The newspapers has shrunk so much. I can't even believe it. I wonder talk about the the warriors and the rockets last night. Have you? Brought that up tonight. I haven't caught up. No, no, no, go ahead. Good. No. But did you see that? Kevin Durant play with with. He was out of bounds. I mean that that's like that's a CYO call. You can't. That's that's a that's a that's a that's a wreck call. You can't make that call. My question is to you is is now are those referees. Are they held what is the responsibility as far as are? They like are they reprimanded for that? I mean 'cause that is so blatantly like just how can you miss that? My understanding is they will review every every ref you know after a game and go over. I mean, maybe you don't get. I mean, I don't know how you change the assignments this year. But I think if you're making consistently bad calls, you're not going to be in the post, you won't be working postseason masters. One more question about James Hardie. Are you are you are you a part in San or now I like him I liked it. But I'm not putting them in. I'm not a big fan of his step back. But I was so happy last night that he that shop because he he if they would have lost the game onto the. Those circumstances. It was almost like he stuck it to the rest that missed the call. If you know what I mean? Yeah. Now, look, I I I like it. I sure I like him. I really is a super player. I am not put them in that that you know, greatest of all time category. Greatest of this era note, see when you want when you want. Put that tag on someone is the greatest of all time. You can be great and never win a World Series. Or will never win. An NBA championship will never win any kind of championship. Is this anything take away from Ernie banks greatness because he never played in one postseason game. Barkley played in a Charles Barkley played in one postseason. NBA filed. They didn't win same thing. With Alan Iverson doesn't take away from the greatness. But your greatness is enhanced by what you do in the postseason. Who knows maybe Ernie banks goes in five World Series because that's the way it was set up back then and maybe he hits hundred. Maybe his four hundred you never know. But doesn't take away our Grady was let's go to Ben in queens. Ben was happening more. Tony. I not wanted to subject on bring up. But since you brought up downhearted, his greatest or the greatest. I started laughing. My ass off guy has a nice as you put together a nice little run. But it's not like a Wilt Chamberlain or a Michael Jordan runner. He's not CLYDE. Not Dominique definitely not Jordan. I was even born for Chamberlain. But no, he's Karimun is crime use it magic. Listen, I know, I know you wanna have your voice back their GM. But keep in mind that if the ages social media, and you can look up and see all the videos of these old guys and harden. Let let them in a big shot in the conference final. Interesting about these guys, you know, people say what if Michael Jordan was playing today say well with the way the rules are probably average forty these guys playing today. I don't know if they play this well in in in the past because guys put elbow elbowing, you're back, and you're not you're not used to being touched at all somebody's sneezes that you you wanna call now. Hey, Tony have him go through with Jordan had to go to against the Celtics punishment parachute Maceio Jordan through and what he finally went. Okay. Hi, I got past. I owe the pistons are now on my way. Okay. I get past them to to. I'd have to go through both of those teams to become Jordan. Have to do that. No. And you know, what the good thing is they're playing well now because Chris Paul's out because Chris Paul always he was get hurt a week before the playoffs. So maybe maybe he's okay. But the now if you're playing really well without him. He comes back. I wonder if they if they keep the momentum going. Yeah. Goodwin by the Knicks tonight. You know, what it is? It's it's you don't want him to win. If you make San you wanted to be competitive you want a better pick. But at the same time I liked this growth here. I just hope they don't forget it. The next game. Yeah. They did some real good things in this fourth quarter. What defensive switching and preventing guys from getting easy walks. I see that every game. And they don't do that every day. And that's what I'm afraid of. They get blown out in the next game. You know? The defense should be a constant. You know, look, I this nice. You off your offense a click, and you can't put the ball side in the ocean. Okay, fine. But we're the defense go. What happened? You guys lazy today? Is that what it is? Yeah. Let me unbundle the football game small football games this weekend. I don't see the charges. Go. Beating the ravens now if this was in LA. You know, maybe I don't see that. I see Philly going into Chicago. I won't be on record saying is. I think the Philly is finding something what falls they could go into Chicago and beat them. The interesting game for me is going to be that Dallas Seattle one. How many ghosts? Dallas need to exercise. The Seattle ti-. Remember the last time they played them. Now, the teams that totally different. But still. Let something go wrong early. You may hear a cowboy fans really start grumbling and. I think the game the game of the weekend's going to be that Indy Houston game because that's okay. Indies Indies offense versus the Houston defense. Let's go because I think the Sean is going to get his points. Go to get get twenty one twenty four points. The question is can Texan pass rush? Get a lock of all the things I thought I'd be saying this year. I'm like, can I didn't think I would be wondering if they could get to walk. That's that's a new one on me. But that goes to show how much Indianapolis has improved that offense of wine Coney enjoy your weekend. And thank you for the time. All right man is that game Seahawks at at Dallas one call us at early would wanna see Mayweather fight to pack out. Just to see may get knocked out. We you know, we all wanna watch we all wanna watch the cowboy game because if they lose we want that shot at. Jerry Jones looking like death. Just never fails. Let's go Stewart in Brooklyn Stewart what's going on. Good morning, sir. Hey, yeah. The cowboy Cowboys team than the Seahawks and gentleman Jerry is not gonna look so sad. And I have a feeling that chance to go deep because of the defense not so much the offense and the office if they cooking they can do to. But oh, you know, Tony elect skipped any NBA. We're talking about guys from yesteryear and today. Well, they were smarter. They played more cohesive team ball today. It's all about Showtime something else. We talk about putting players in different eras. Why don't you take the rules from twenty years ago and play it today where you can touch the guy will you can put an elbow? Then. Then that would be different. Yeah. I don't even know how guys know how to do it. How to do it and the guys from from twenty years ago these guys alive? I mean, imagine you bring an Oscar and guys like that play in this area. Women you can't touch me. Oh my gosh. Yeah. I would say I'm not playing now. I do a triple double in the first half and go home. Yeah. That's right. And you know, hardness they say forty four points. I mean by that they can't touch. He can't defend guys. He can't defend guys. Like my old. Who else? Guys, like, guys like Mason, Oakley and guys. And the bulls they played tough. Cup defense. Pat Bali in the car in nineteen Ninety-one with Bob Costas for five days before said, Mr. Raleigh. Would you? Please don't take the job coach the next four days later on Friday signed a deal. When you ask them. I looked at me. And I said, I can't wait I said come on. And he didn't say anything because he was talking with Bob Costas picking championship series at that time. The bulls in the Lakers and me and Bob men. Pat, took the Lakers and took the bulls guys real quick Yankee point point is rob that spectacular last season. And I would bring back Zach Britton. But I heard they're going after auto. No, yeah. I mean, I think he's I think they might play one against the other if bars gets to carry away. But if I'm the Red Sox, I want to be looking at Britain's just saying eight seven seven three seven sixty six sixty six football baseball. We come back with the twenty twenty with Marco belletti..

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