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"frontier league" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"American Ballpark. Scoreboard for a limited time purchased customized messages with a donation of the Reds Community Fund Order now at Red's dot com slash gift message. We're talking reds minor leagues today We had Sean Pinder on the first half hour and now we are delighted beyond words to be joined. By our good friend, Reds catching coordinator Corky Miller. Corky. How's the off season treating you? Oh, you know, it's getting cold. So It's getting worse. But you know when the cold comes, you know, Spring training is right around the corner. It has been kind of a long off season for you because there was no minor league season, But you still found a way to keep busy. You did a little managing this past season. Yeah, that's right out in Joliet. Um Is the Frontier League they had. They had kind of Made a 14 league out of Joliet and have everybody there and I gotta manage, You know, 27 26 games. So that was good for me. What was it like managing? You know you've managed many games in your mind and manage games behind the plate. But being on the spot and you have to think three moves ahead. What was it like? You know it was it was easier than I thought. Um, it wasn't is entailed as maybe a regular season would go just because You know, we only played four games a week. Um, you know, Friday Saturday Sunday is might have been the tough ones and we had a bunch of guys from the bullpen that would that could throw three days in a row, so it was pretty easy that way. Um, The only tell part was getting, you know, making sure I got all the guys in and I'm trying to mix in some practice during the week. Um, but, yeah, it was. It was good. I liked it. It was You know? I could see the whole part of the starting pitcher and getting their pitch count in trying to figure out you know what I'm gonna do in the sixth inning in the third inning, So you know, it gave me a little bit of insight, and I enjoyed it, and you know it. That's something that I haven't done thinking about games or even when I was catching, Um, you know, going like all right, well, this guy's probably only going to go five. You know who's going to come in after? And how do I, you know, Try toe plan for that. When you were a red. I made the prediction at the time that you would one day manage a Cincinnati Reds. I said it on the air. What do you think? Is this something that I'm not saying to be the manager of the Reds? Anyone would want to do that. But is managing it any of any type in your future that the direction you want to go? Yeah. I mean, I would enjoy that, You know, I mean, obviously, David's doing a great job there and, you know, he's just another guy. I get a Gotta be around. Gotta see what he's doing and see how he treats the team. You know, I've been with some great managers just, you know, Dusty and, uh, Bobby Cox and Hose again, and Rob gotten hired. Terry Francona like those guys, I just I just paid attention to what they're doing, and you know it would be. It would be an honor to do that in Cincinnati. Down the road. Um But, yeah, I mean, I would like I would like to do that at some point, but I really I really love what I'm doing now with with our young guys at what point in your career. Did you realize hey, coach Ing's in my future, whether that's managing or kind of the role that you're in now what? What point did you realize that that's what you want to do after you're done playing? Um yeah, when? When everybody started. Tell me that in 4 4005. You know, asking me like, well when he gonna manage and you know, I would always say Well, when you guys stopped giving me job to play, you know, And obviously I was another 10 or 11 years after that are well, she 15 years after that, I guess I don't know. Um Just you know, it was always part of Myself prices of being in this game at some some way in some form and You know, playing playing as long as I did it kept getting pushed back and pushed back. But, um You know when they started telling me that maybe I should think about coaching and managing You know, 10 11 years before I stopped playing. That's when I knew you were visiting with Reds catching coordinator Corky Miller. You got time to stick around for a little bit longer. Yeah, but all right, we're gonna bring you back and continue this conversation. You're listening to the red hot stove league, presented by the Holy Grail Banks Budweiser and UDF on the Reds radio network. If your kids are big Reds fans like mine. Be sure to sign them up for the Redheads Kids Club. Each membership includes a backpack in Jersey collectible trading pens and a sonny gray bobblehead. Plus, they get.
"frontier league" Discussed on The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast
"Aviators they had some recent news going back to their original ballpark after all the remodeling done, which is Nice Tara has rex baseball wall buses. Wabash Valley's own. dupage county in Illinois normal the corn beltre's former. Frontier League team the Danville Dans. In Danville Illinois that's normally the line of east going West nowadays alternate is. West Central. Illinois. And their south of Springfield Illinois. Yes. There's to springfield the prospect league. Also, Have Cape a Guerrero in Missouri. Mississippi for a minute that's a little bit of a stretch. You have the old fallon hoots they take the place of the River City rascals in the frontier league, Quincy Gems and the West Central Illinois. And that's your lot. That's your few teams. The West is more bunched more most of the teams are in Illinois and there's two in Iowa Missouri Excuse me Iowa. There's two in Missouri so. Big closer together whereas the east more spaced out, it's going to be Johnstown Pennsylvania all the way to Danville Illinois so. Some long road trips ahead but at the same time Remember those Jamestown New York for a season or two so. Imagine that trip out for Danville Illinois to Jamestown. New. York. Yeah, you got highways and everything but still. So, yeah I'm looking forward to seeing. Twenty twenty one hopefully we have baseball. and. That will do it. That is episode one, seventy, nine, the Cincinnati, Dayton sports podcast. You might notice that. Yeah. I didn't have a livestream talking about the football scores last week while it was about eleven thirty, it got home and it was super super hot out and I just I didn't feel like dealing so. I'm hoping tomorrow after my game whether it's still at Princeton or at home I'll have a live stream and go over all the final scores of Cincinnati Dayton football at least. So it stays fresh and if I do have to wait until Thursday or Friday for episode one eighty. I don't feel like. Adding Information Super. You know not helpful or something like that. So. Definitely, it's always a pleasure talk local Sunday sports with you all in catch me on ESPN media tomorrow Friday the fourth at seven. It'll be sycamore at Princeton and looking forward to talking more local Cincinnati. Dayton. Ohio Sports with you. This has been up. So 179, we'll talk to you again for up to one.
"frontier league" Discussed on Northern Kentucky Spotlight
"Apply online. Like eighteen and have a high school degree, fifteen dollars per hour minimum, and the best part is you get benefits immediately. So great opportunity for more than a thousand people there. We heard Perfetti hiring last week. Yep hiring this week were northern. Kentucky is moving forward and this is another great one dollar general. They have a they are going to have like a big fulfillment center out in Walton and they're gonNA add two hundred and fifty more jobs and it's part of a sixty five million dollar investment The facility side is going to be six, hundred, thirty, thousand square foot and it's going to be out there also, I, seventy five and my kind of south of Kentucky Sixteen you kind of where a lot of those big facilities are and it's you know it's all due to our wonderful wonderful airport that we have here and. The world. That, we are becoming big investment in the area I. Know You're excited about this within the Florence y'alls the newly rebranded y'all started their season late last week and it's interesting because you know they're they're technically the Frontier League Frontier League like, no, we're not playing and the Florence y'all's we're gonNA figure this out y'all. So what they did was partner with the Lexington legends, and each of those teams split into two teams and they'll essentially play Inter and intra squad scrimmages between those teams or among those four teams over the course of the season. So what's cool about that is you can actually go to a game in person and hear and see baseball and people are very excited. They started last Friday they. It's limited capacity gotta wear masks unless you're seated. There's all kinds of scientists all over the stadium about social distancing and the like. But at the very least people are excited to get out and see an actual sporting events in person. The Housing is hot in Kentucky. You know it took a little bit of a little bit of a hit right at the beginning of all this because people were afraid to kind of get out and look at houses and do anything really so but in June the sales have come roaring back in June two, thousand twenty had thirteen percent more closings than June, twenty nineteen, which is crazy and really really really awesome. The number of homes available on the market hit a record low for the second month in a row they I know that there's some people that I'm friends with been trying to get into like Fort Mitchell Beach School district. It is not possible and like some of the neighbourhood houses that have gone for sale my neighborhood they're like gone like even realize they were for sale. Now, the average time it takes to sell your.
"frontier league" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Major League Baseball will soon return, but some minor leagues have beaten them to it. NPR's Tom Goldman joins us. Good Morning, Tom. Hi, Scott. Dan Snyder, who owns Washington's NFL team, which is kind of between names at the moment, gave into demands to change the team's name. Now a devastating report this week in Washington Post, including allegations from 15 women who say they were sir sexually harassed by team staff. After the prolonged controversy over the racist team names major advertisers pulling their money. And this will NFL Motors take this report as a spur to get Dan Snyder out of the owner's box? Will league bylaws allow them to do that, if they think Snyder is guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the league? It would take a vote of at least 24 of the 32 owners to remove him now Certainly it can be argued. The allegations you mentioned that were revealed this week represent conduct detrimental to the league, especially in a time right now, when organizations throughout society are being held. Accountable for past behaviour. But none of the 15 women mention in the post article accuses Snider of any of the harassment or abuse, the women say. They don't see how he didn't know it was going on for 13 years under his watch, But you know, without him doing it himself. That might mean he hangs on. There will be an investigation, depending on what's found. We'll find out What punishment if any, there'll be for cider and the team. Um, let's uneasily then moved Baseball week or where major leagues or weak from reopening on MLB released its latest testing numbers, and they look good, don't they? They dio of the more than 10,000 samples collected and tested in the past week. Onley six were a positive five players, one staff member. That's encouraging and maybe a little surprising, considering there's been more potential risk, really with baseball's restart because teams are in their own cities and homes and not In a protective bubble like the NBA and men's and women's pro soccer, So you know, maybe this means players and staff have been taking this seriously doing their part to stay safe away from the ball parks and unless this trend seriously reverses Scott. We're gonna have opening day next Thursday with sadly no fans of the park's Ah, but you know what, you want to see fans? Yeah, The Frontier League has opened a shortened season with four teams at the Joliet Slammers lost to the totally monsters. That's the that's you know, the Illinois state fossil I'm told of the slammers play the nerd Herd tonight, then the Chicago deep dish. The Games have socially distance fans, really crowds and noise. I talked to the team owner, Nick, some, aka this week on, he says, because most made minor league ball who shut down there getting some very promising players. That's that's great, and you know what this is happening elsewhere, too, in Lansing, Michigan, with a league of college players using wooden bats. Imagine that Called the Lemonade league and we had a great story on the air last night on all things considered about an amateur 35 over league in Birmingham, Alabama, played at the minor league stadium there. In front of fans as you mentioned, you know, socially distanced many with masks. So yeah, there's some opportunities still out there to see Live action. NPR's Tom Golden, Thanks so much for being with us. You're welcome. Cue announcer. Conspiracy theories have migrated.
"frontier league" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"We talked with the Pataki Red Sox, who are offering the dinner on the field and and the Pensacola Blue wa Who's the Airbnb listing of their stadium and Louisville bats are offering batting practice at their stadium. We talked last week with one of the owners of presidents of the Florence Y'all's and they've teamed up. There's going to be to Florence teams and two teams from Lexington that play and what they're calling the battle of the Bourbon Trail, and it's a 38 game season involving those four teams alone. The whole Corky Miller is going to manage a team in the city of Champions Cup. In Joliet, Illinois. Now follow me here in the Joliet Slammers are a Frontier league team plays in the same league as the Florence Y'all's would in a normal season, but they have put together four teams in Joliet to play a season. The Joliet Slammers the Joliet Totally monsters. The Chicago deep dish and nerds heard that four teams Corky Miller is going to manage nerds heard This will be a 27 games scheduled. They're going to start on July the 16th and play through September. The six teams are going to be made up of players from the ranks of the Frontier League. Like the Florence team plays in players unable to play for their current teams, free agents from other minor league affiliated teams, and they're gonna hold tryouts like Florence is going to do, and Corky Miller will manage again. The nerds heard team Scott Spezia, the former major leaguer, a two time World Series champ. He's gonna manage a team. Glenallen Hill, a former outfielder, Cubs, Blue Jays and others will manage a team. Each team's going to play three or four home games a week on a schedule that's going to include night games. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday,.
"frontier league" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"Wrist out for the season. So then I started playing bass. You worked out. It were absolutely worked out. What position did you play? Baseball Yeah I was the first baseman. Because I, I I wasn't I couldn't throw that great. And I didn't run wild, but I could hit, and then if I put you at first dominated. Were you switch it or lefty Radio House just I through Righty, but a lefty couldn't yeah. Me Too I, think I. Think me too. I played a game for the Washington wild things. You know how you know, the Washington while to. I played right field. It was the first time in my life I ever played baseball, so my dad didn't let me play Basse-bolle a first time ever starting right field from Washington wild things. Then I always assumed because I golf righty I play Hockey Righty I. Throw Righty. I assumed I was a righty so I get in. I didn't take any BP. Really until rate today the game so I, I righty I. Make contact all three times make. Up Ahead, thank you. I think we've learned though that I'm Alexi. So I need another shot at that. Damn thing I really. What is it about hitting that made you a good hitter? You could just see the ball. Is that what it is? You know what I think I think there's definitely something to be said about. Coordination new always had really good eye coordination like just playing Ping Pong and the basement I was twelve. Elite I hate coordination I'm returning I'm returning everything. Thousand I realize I got a shot, but I think there's something about that I. had coordination when you get you know to that level, the big leagues or even moving up like you know it's. It's really getting so visual being able to slow the game down, let the ball travel, and then just squaring it up. It's just not an easy thing to do, and you know it's. It's a skill. You just gotTa work on every day. And and you know, and now that you know you're lefty. Go back to the wild things. Bro! Maybe you hit a couple of WPGP kids, and and your and your claim to fame is just hey i. put three balls in play like I want. I want to excuse me gone on Bass Billy. Bean signed me I got three. Overthrow. Take credit for that. And also the Washington wild things they're going to come the negotiating table. Because the Birmingham Barons, the Birmingham Barons have got into the conversation. Go for Frontier League two AA in my first. Whoever baseball games potentially. On. US. From South Hills federally to AA. Easy South Hills Pennsylvania Pittsburgh. So who? Good hitter. And you were around for a long time. Now you're part of the MLB network this hiatus that has happened since last spring training, and then there's going to be shorten spring training here to come back in Games. WHO DOES IT FAVOR? And when I asked you, he was like he has no idea. He thinks it's going to be like an individual case to case basis, but as a hitter. Do you think like earlier in the year? It's a lot harder to hit or do you have to find a? A groove or do you think hitters will be able to find? An early in the pitchers won't be able to find it here. Yeah I think the big thing with with baseball's. You know when you go to spring training. It's unbelievable. You're hitting all off season. You're raking you're you hitting off the machines? Maybe some be, and then you get into that first day alive. You live where your face a like a legit pitcher, your like your face, your number five starter and he throws a fastball. You're like. Oh my God. I feel like Pat McAfee in the. So you start to think like no man like those first couple of days of spring training when you're facing live pitching the pictures definitely have the advantage, but I do think that the players will have a spring training and come come opening day day one. The haters will be ready to face those pictures I think it'll be an easy match up. No doubt about it. Who is pitcher? You loved facing? Oh Man, I loved I loved facing. Are Jose Lima? Recipe Jose Lima. Would just I mean he would just poop it right up there? About Ninety two miles an hour down the middle. Puts a barrel on it. Recipe to Jose. Pass away. I can't even ask him for his rebuttal. He was the best he was the best. the Mayor Yeah. You worked for the MLB network now and I. Don't know if the MLB network was one of the original ones, but now every major league has their own network I. Did some work at the NFL network whenever I was still playing in Roger? Goodell is the boss there. Roger Goodell is the boss of the NFL. Is that the same with the MLB network with Rob Manfred? Is he the boss over there in? Do you guys ever hear from the MLB for anything you say or do or restrictions? Because I know the NFL. Network has some stuff like. Hey, this is what we definitely can't. We got some of that, but is it the same network as well? Well Rob Manfred obviously MLB network were owned by Major League Baseball. So at the end of the day Manfred, probably is the ultimate boss. I think Tony. Batista who's right. Who's right rob Manfred, right hand man started MLB network and Rob McGuire. Who there now is really our boss at the network? But yeah, I'd say Manfred. Doubt about it I. Mean you know we but I think they do a good job? I mean they'd let us be us. Our own personalities and let us have our opinions, and there's not many times that they'll. They'll really say to us. That sensors us for anything that we say this one unless you get really crazy well, this is what I want you to say. Tomorrow at seven hours, thing rob Manfred is the worst commissioner and. Say John just say it's not a big deal just. Sean say Monday night. Just say you never know Sean I. I can't say that I can't say that and I know I know I know everyone has their opinions and I. Know Rob Very well I mean, but you know at the end of.
"frontier league" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"You think they'll stick with five man rotations, or do you think they'll go down to three or four to maximize how many starts these guys get? A very good question I think I think you're gonNA see the beginning at five man rotation. In you might even see, some people do six man rotation I. I mean it could. People can get really interesting with this because. You the rosters expanded now rice, or now you have. Thirty. There's like thirty guys that can be on the team. What's normal weeks? What's normal? Well! It was twenty five, and then now they changed it to twenty six this year. which is awesome, because now you add that player whether it be a pitcher or a position player that you can add to the roster, and that really helps out teams, but I think he goes thirty, twenty, eight, twenty, seven I believe is how throughout the weeks, but the six man rotation, and then I think you were going to say. Maybe they'll get shorter towards the end of the season. One of our matters. You kind of turn them around quicker. Yes Oh, so, now you have the ability to go to a four man rotation later in the season. Because guys, you know what it. They're not pitching over one hundred sixty two games. So you know you go in those last couple of weeks you can set yourself up. You're pitching staff when your rosters for the postseason Oh. Wow, that's. Super Sexy. What number picture. Taken that Sauvage your? Joy You take the first pitch. Though you gotTa take the First Pitch Hey man I, did by the way I played in a game. I played in a game for the first time. Ever playing baseball Washington, Wild Things Frontier League in Washington Pennsylvania and I was told by every professional baseball player that I spoke to. The first pitch is going to be the easiest pitch to hit out of that whole thing I ever saw in my entire life in the batter's box was like a ninety one hour fast ball swung it that some bitch made contact on gunned down at first pull the hamster. That's the whole thing went a great little trip down memory lane. They're diggs. Got Something for you. Though yeah, you with with the. Season our the coaches coach is going to have a shorter leash on the starting pitching with more emphasis on the game's being shorter season, and then who has the upper hand with the shorter spring training going into the season pitchers or To start the season. Yes, so it will be interesting to see I think like I said that we have no idea how this is going to play out, but I think the one key that will happen is guys will be on a shorter leash on the sense of you have more players being able to come out of the bullpen, so you're going to have a couple more bullpen guys in there that you know might be able to be the stopper, but I think you know with the shorter season. I mean this is I mean. I'm trying to put my head around it and I don't even know how to manage this right i. mean the fact that you're gonNA pitch counts early on and doing all that, but I mean, and then you have the young. You have the young pitchers that studies that they usually try to shorten them up anyways, they're not trying to go a hundred and five pitches to save their arm for future use so I mean these guys in the bullpen are going to be coming out throwing mud, and I think that's that's also the key to our. The bullpens that are very very strong will have the ability in a two months season. Stay as fresh as possible so. So Watch out for those bullpens I mean look at those teams that have the depth in the bullpen and they're going to. They're going to be very tough team to beat well. The good news about the pirates is we would have had a very deep bullpen, but we got rid of everybody because they wanted to get paid actual money, so that's good thing for the Pittsburgh pirates, the health and safety guidelines. The health safety guidelines were the thing that need to be modified. The player said. What do you know about? These nobody is really leaked other than the spitting. There's no spitting. You're not allowed to do. This may pertain for everybody hanging off of they're like. I. Don't know what they're gonNa do, but what is the travel has gotten into travel the rules at the stadiums. Anything like that has been laid out. I haven't got all that information yet. I think that is the key though to this though. This, The key to to win. This year's also who doesn't get covert. Because when guys are going to get COVADONGA teams and we're seeing it already they have to. They have to be quarantined for a couple of weeks, so if team somehow has five guys down it that could be the detriment of season right there, so that is going to be the most interesting aspect of this is. Will those guys come back, you know. Are they going to be healthy enough to come back and you know just trying to figure out how to keep that out I mean I, if covert breaks out that to be the end of that team season possibly so that I think the health of the covid risk is going to be safe, probably bigger than answering being cold. You, know Tommy John's saw. They might need replacement players behalf with medicine. Is that what you're said?.
"frontier league" Discussed on The Morning Brushback with Dan Blewett
"Sign one of these guys. What is that process like? 'cause people I don't think have any idea the inner workings. Obviously there's a financial a transaction like the big league club. Is You know my contract and now I'm over there. So what does that little process because you probably? I'm sure you're aware of Isaac. Has He was on our show a couple of weeks ago. Isaac got some teams. That we're GONNA sign you. Took him had a physical? They bouncing back out because he didn't pass his hip hip replacement but injuries aside. What does the transit the transactional situation like well versus starts out? We identified a player. We Wanna sign okay and typically. It'll be that we have a need or we play our cash calls and says listen. This guy is really really. You know somebody that we should Sign Right now. The next step is I will call that Independent League manager. Okay I will talk to them. Do a background check as much as I can. From the manager for maybe the Players former college coach just to make sure he's not a serial killer or something. God forbid like I said you know you gotTa make sure that these guys are are. We had one of those other team. I mean we had some. I'm sure you're aware of all the stories. We had some very fascinating independently stories. A guy was caught. We didn't have any serious. We had a guy who got like. We'RE IN PRE-GAME IN YORK. Pennsylvania is like the end of I think might do fifteen season and Sunday. One of our players like kind of walks off the field and some cops showed up because he was mailing himself. Boxes of amphetamine pills it's like okay. It's like okay. Did you think that was gonNA work out well but obviously when you know even addiction? You're not thinking things through but I'm sure you've heard all the crazy stories but sorry did and by the way that's GonNa be another book one day out of the gate of all the crazy stories that I've seen me on preorder list because you need to quit gets worse story so 'cause but after I talked to the manager then what will happen is I will let the manager tell the player that we're going to sign them okay because that is something. I was a former independently manager myself. There's no greater joy and that manager who negotiated your contract with you cultivated. You brought you in trying to develop you try to be more or less a brother a father figure to you being able to look you in the eye and the first person says hey listen. Thanks for trusting me this now. You'RE GONNA Major League organization now during that time. I am but he's talking to the player. I am calling the frontier. Whatever Frontier League it is. I'm calling their commissioner and negotiating with their commissioner and is really not much negotiation. It's how much are you charging for the player? They give you the arms of the paperwork along you know and this does not happen a lot. But sometimes the player. You won't WanNa go to the level where you're sending art. We've had it a couple times with players like listen. I'm playing the American Association and I don't WanNa go to you know because I got this. Great Situation Poignant Saint Paul or financial or playing. I don't want to know right and you'll see you have to respect that and move on and try to find somebody else more on the players they listen to. This happens ninety five pay. I'm ready thank you so much You know and then the next part is I. Connect them with our player development people workout flights. We gentlemen for physical Now I've only had one flare over the years actually fail a physical When John there and you'll once they fail the physical that contacts Boyd. I personally think my personal opinion I think most major league organizations are way too strict with their physicals when it comes to sign independently player. I mean you know God forbid you look at for forty five years old. It would be ugly if you ended up all right right out but most of us that played for a while you know. Our bodies are pretty beaten out. So we're a little more or less I have to say on the No we view it It looks like he's not GonNa tear any moment or no. You can't sign them. But for the most part we give them the opportunity. Send it to that level and that you're we let them have at it you know and See where they go from there and you know thankfully you know we've had a great track record at the very least. That player helps us at a level that we put him at the win. And that's a success. You know the only time we look at it an independently player. Not Being a success is when he goes to that level. We put him up and he doesn't succeed and thankfully most of the time they get. Yeah so one thing. You kinda touched on earlier about being misfits And I was camera. Who else can do about this? But one thing you don't see much. Independent baseball is undrafted players from really high college baseball conferences. Why do you feel like that's the case? Because I think what we talked about before. Is that these college coaches at these higher level. You don't WanNa go there. You didn't get drafted you know. Go get a job you know. Go go to that. Which which is horrible advice okay? It's terrible advice and you don't see enough players at the highest level giving it a shot because they feel. Hey Listen I already playing the college world series and played in front of twenty thousand people. Why am I going to go to an independently? Try to survive now so at the end of the day icy and I should. Yeah I mean my experience was most guys were good players from sort of like overlooked conferences like small. I was a small division. One bobby was more of a mid major but he was drafted by. The wheels obviously spent time in affiliated. I A lot of guys who were undrafted. Never got a shot. If Alito Ball were from D to school. You never heard of or a school. They were good players and they were like I never got that you know two three four five thousand fans in the stands experience. I want that and I believe in myself. I'm like give me a shot. Let's go also. It seems like that's more the attitude of of Independent Ball. And then obviously there's the guys recirculating coming from affiliate of all. I'm going to tell you this is that I've seen it. There is one common denominator that CNN player that okay. I'll say ninety nine percents of era. Now Okay Cobble Hill Pesto. Okay got to be just a slight gotta feel like you did go every assignment. I put it this way. But you'll go skies outscored a little bit Our channel on everybody wrong and GonNa from me right of the guys. Aren't I walk into a SCALP YANKEES AT forty five years? I am Flynn so I feel like I got screwed and let me tell you I was like I said before but at the same time is having that you ponder challen into something. That's productive awesome. Guys I look I love. I love the guidance completing and say hey auto and I blame Gotcha You know in the the to dance point about the UCLA out. You don't see as many big school guys like you don't see the the ACC kid you see a lot of the smaller school you know whatever wherever conference I think a lot of to and you could speak to it as being a former independent manager is if you're looking at two guys and you've got the guy from the SEC. School the hit two eighty plan third base. And you got the guy from the maybe it. Let's say division to school. Who hit three seventy with you? Know harming home runs like a lot of success like success matters and at like there's guys at have successive proven success are gonNA get shots. You know that maybe they were overlooked at where they were at when you're putting together an independently team Kinda before like you're trying to win so I'm GonNa take the you know if I were putting a team together like the kid who has eye-popping numbers regardless of the college. I'm going to look at them and I'm GonNa give him a shot and you know it's not to say that division to kit isn't just as talented as the as the SEC player. It's you know a lot of it is circumstance when you go to college and choose where they want to go to college essentially so it's not like you know maybe that kid could have went to. Sec School in chose to stay closer homer Mueller's talent everyone in baseball. I just don't think people realize that you. You need to have success in independent by like the managers do essentially get paid to win. So they're gonNA take winning baseball players and I think a lot of these smaller school guys are winning baseball players and you know what those smaller school guys have. A leg up on is a lot of times they played for four years okay whereas at the SEC. School along those guys had to sit for two only two and we talked about it before that in order to get better you gotta play you. GotTa play and those guys that come from a division. Two school.
"frontier league" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"How's it is once you start to get into Minnesota and the DAKOTAS and have we gotten out of the young know that your big into the and whol the the National Women's Hockey League I presume I know that the original league was like four teams and they were all within like spitting distance all? Yeah it's all east coast and it was like Buffalo New Jersey. Oh man you put me on the spot so I don't remember Hartford Boston. It's all those is like. The riveter is the whalers the booths And on something else but then yeah. Minnesota actually got granted a team. This year the WHITECAPS. Yeah like APPS are actually five teams now in the NHL has been getting a lot more active and participation with other associated with each other. They're not they're not. It's kind of like with the Major League Baseball where you do have minor league baseball but then you also have those random independently. Independent Leagues like the Frontier League League and whatnot So you know they are not Currently at time directly involved with the NHL but it is to my understanding that the NHL is getting more involved with them The Canadian Hockey League for women dissolved. I think it was maybe last season and merger yes there is Kinda some mergers in between That and I don't know it's it's it's being molded and sculpted it's better than the American Alliance for football ended. So that's GONNA Walk Wong. Grandiose it's how or twitter that's how long it's been it was is my af hats. Your F- oh it was the. What was the team here? There's hotshot crews are on..
"frontier league" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"Hey what's up this is. Dan Blew it. And we are back here with another episode. Your baseball God's this week I do not have guessed I have another one. I'm actually recording with tomorrow. I've known one after that so I've been enjoying the guests but this week we are going a little bit off script because i WanNa talk about not really just so much the book but I WanNa talk about the point of this podcast. The point of the last twenty two years of my life all that sort of stuff that is what's going into this final product within these covers. So if you don't know dear baseball gods. The podcast was started back closing on two years and the original intent was to share stories from my career. That might be impactful to someone over time. It sort of evolved. So the podcasts initially was a lot of stories from me I Lotta guests from teammates sharing their story overtime and evolved into more monologues talking about pitching specific topics so things you might WanNa learn as a parent or or players coach all that sort of stuff. You No more instructional how to kind of things and then. Recently I got back into doing guests. I really enjoyed it and I've also realized over time how challenging is just to have monologue so regularly where I have legitimate content to put out of the forty five minutes? A sixty minute. You know the the podcast sort of length. Obviously a PODCAST GONNA be any sort of duration we want. I know for example. There's a guy called Nelson who organizes the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association. He Does Cornerstone Coaching Academy which is ten twelve minutes. It's a little quick snippets for coaches of things that he does that he thinks to be valuable for someone else like tips and little current topics in in baseball coaching. So obviously there's no wrong way to do it and it can all be your thing. I've really enjoyed the podcast called. It's Micros podcast. Called the way I heard it and he writes these stories of being sixty eight minutes plus a little bit of advertising time before. But they're twelve minute episodes and that's kind of that so anyway. This is evolved over time but originally the point was to share a lot of things that I learned along the way in more like a story form. Now that again is evolved and that sort of the reason I have my blog now so as I've looked at different forms of content and ways I can connect with people and reach people. One of the big demographics that I wanNA reach our kids kids who are GonNa go through the things that I went through in their own way and so sure. Podcasting is a great format. I think it's really more of like the parent format but uh to reach the kids on Youtube and on instagram. A shorter form video based thing was I think my my solution to a high school middle school demographic and of course college as well so over time the stories that I wrote in my book. I'm like Do I want to translate these into podcast land or do I want to translate them into video form and as got my feet wet in video forms of your own my email lists you hear from me once a week. Sometimes twice I share mine. Yuv Logs were are you on episode. Three will come out next week. And I've been explaining a little bit about why I'm doing this flog and as I jumped into it and bought more camera equipment bought more of the Audio and technical devices that I need to do it. Well you can see here. This is a brand new Mike. That probably sounds significantly better. So if you're listening via the PODCAST KNOB YOUTUBE. Of course the audience the same on both those channels but you're listening only through the audio version. You'll hear probably that. My voice sounds better than it used to. And that's because I have this Mike. That costs four hundred dollars instead of ninety nine dollars. So not that. There's anything wrong. I think my podcasts of sound. Good in the past. We have decent. Mike's but this is like a next level Mike and the reason I actually bought this. Mike is because I'll be doing the audiobook version of my book fairly soon. So my goal is again to put up the the highest quality piece of content within my power and my budget and all that other stuff so it can reach more people because I know that if something is easy to listen to as opposed to harsh. It's easy to watch as opposed to low quality. More people are going to give it a chance and then hopefully connect with them in the way that I that I wanted to. So as I've gone through all these different mediums. I've sort of started to put them in their own compartmentalized place where the podcast is evolving into a place where other people can share their long form stories. So I have a guest tomorrow Jimmy Gonzalez. Who's the coach of the South? Bend Silver Hawks. That's a cubs single a affiliate. He's GonNa come on the show. He'll be the week after this airs. And so it's great to hear other people's perspective in journey. I'm only my own version of a coach right. I'm sort of a low energy guy. I'm not a huge Rah. Rah Kinda guy and it's great to just hear different messages from different people. You might hear the same thing that I say from a different person and it connects with you better just like parents who played high level baseball. Bring their kids to my academy simply sometimes because they say you know my son or my daughter tunes me out Even though they definitely know they talked about and they have a lot of knowledge and wisdom to share with their own kids. It just depends on the message in the format and all that stuff. So we're very aware of that. I'm very aware of that. And so the packaging is important so hearing it from other people is critical. I've actually really enjoyed meeting new. People recently of either podcast. There's a lot of great minds out there. I've been learning a lot. So it's it's I think finally taken its niche but this week I wanted to give a gap and Kinda talk about some of the things that I'm doing because a lots changing and now that the book is getting close to coming out. I'm really excited about it. I think it's all going to start to Mesh together. Well in the future. Where if you're interested in what I do and you're interested in learning about the journey that is high level sports. You know that that climb up the mountain. That's an analogy. I use over over my book. It's what you're in store for because it's it can be an amazing experience. It can be very heartbreaking experience and if you listen to some of my older episodes like episode thirteen where I explained the worst day of my career Which is also one of the worst in my life You know you know that it's never going to be easy. And it's often how we reframe bad situations and how we react to them and respond to them that makes them you know learning experiences or jeff just flat out defeats so one of these topics on one working on for episode five my blog and that is the peanut butter and Jelly. So when we look at things and this is one of the things I'm going to be doing in my blog is taking the everyday items that means something to me and explaining the story. That's behind them. So if you look at anything in your life the foods that you love the comfort foods that really does make you feel like warm and fuzzy when you're a kid because you made your mom made him or whatever Or the just the the the the paintings on your wall the reasons that we connect with certain objects and and experiences and events. They're very personal and they're always attached to a emotional story. So that's why I think stories so powerful when I do speak and I'm going to start getting back into speaking more Soon as book is done establishing an emotional connection with someone is critical and sharing a personal story that allows yourself to kind of put. Your you know be a little. Vulnerable is a really be part of the process. And so I as I look around as I've written this book. There's so many things that remind me of my journeys something so many things that were a little piece of it and I'll give you an example peanut butter and Jelly which is going to be episode. Five of the. You're my boy blue blog a blog a peanut butter and jelly. When I think of it I immediately taken back to two thousand ten when I was in my rookie season with normal when I was making six hundred dollars a month which was to fifty five ten per paycheck after taxes. And I just think back to the clubhouse how everyday you walk in two thirty you know you have to be on on the field at three thirty. Usually you walk in Ray to get your early work in get your you know get settled all that stuff and there's a table and there's a big loaf of bread to typically to a wheat bread and a loaf of white bread. There's a big jar like an industrial sized jar of Jelly typically grape. I mean almost without exception grape and then a big drum peanut butter and in the Frontier League. Which was the league that I played two dozen ten rookie season than two thousand twelve Evansville. The year I blew my water second time in that league. Obviously don't make any money right. Six hundred twelve hundred. I believe is still the Max. And you pay a dollar a day in clubhouse do so clubhouse dues you pay to the club and basically gives him money to wash your uniform to prepare food in the clubhouse which sometimes only pretty much. Pb AND J. And in general keep your clubhouse tidies the clubhouse attendant and the dues you pay him are basically his salary. He's paid meagerly by the team. If at all and he relies on your dues but in the frontier league the only a dollar a day every other league they're higher than that in the Atlantic League where I play my final three seasons. It was seven dollars a day. So significant bump up in fees. Let's twenty dollars for every homestand. Plus you WANNA tip them if they do a decent job but you also expect a little more from it. So seven dollars a day Gets you a little better post game spread of food? It gives you a little better pre-game foods it'll be more granola bars and Rahman Cup of noodles and and more fresh fruit and all that sort of stuff and then post game is usually see. Actually they've had decent somewhat catered meal or catered meal in the Atlantic League but in the frontier league peanut butter and Jelly for pre-game. That's literally the only food that set out there for you and then after the game you sometimes don't get fed probably thirty percent of games. You don't get fed which is really honestly terrible but sometimes they do feed you and it'll be pretty scrappy not great dinner. That's kind of the reality of that low level independent baseball life in the Frontier League as you go higher and leagues like the American Association. Where I play with Fargo. You get taken care of better. You also pay more in dues again. The Atlantic gets pretty expected that you have a legitimate meal after the game and pretty legitimate like kind of snacky food before the game and most guys bring a meal out. Eat a meal at two o'clock. It's got the ballpark. There's a Latin American restaurant right near the Ballpark in Camden. Were was literally called the Latin American restaurant but I'd grab chicken and rice and fried plantains from there all the Latin guys kind of turned us onto that and eat that go off for BP. Do all that stuff come back. Some snacks start the game. Coffee get me through the game and then post game meal what so when I think of. Pb AND J. I just think that first year was such a formative year for me. You know I was living my dream. I'll so excited. My arm was also killing me so I was struggling to get by both physically and financially. You know six dollars a month. Five five ten after taxes is nothing even though I had an amazing host family denny. Doherty Crawford here normal and if without them putting a roof over my head for free without having no car payment is this old crappy Honda Civic and without Danny enjoy also provided me a lot of food in. I mean I had a pretty full refrigerator. Every day I came home to it would have been really tough to scrap I. I was a little under water or even for that summer. Because I'm relatively frugal but peanut butter and Jelly eight one every day. If not to every day either before pre-game or before the game because they're just like wasn't another option you can't always run out to subway and spend seven bucks that's like half your day's meal money you fifteen dollars meal money now. League and so- peanut butter and Jelly was just the reality and so I ate probably between one hundred thirty and one hundred eighty peanut butter and jelly that summer I wouldn't say I got two two two a day but some days I would have. Three zero burned out but on average I had one and a half a day for an entire summer of one hundred games in the frontier league so peanut butter and Jelly. Whatever look at it will always have that memory that experience that scrapping by? I'm living my dream but I'm struggling and this is what it takes to keep me fed to keep me in the game to give me the energy to do what I need to do. So peanut butter and Jelly to me has a really profound story and and in this episode of I've logged on filming. I'm also tying in some of the minor league wage story because again. That's a big part of it. There's a lawsuit ongoing about minorly wages..
"frontier league" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"That conference tournament game where so our schools were in the same conference the America East. Unbc Stony Brook And you're in the lineup against me. We didn't know each other at the time due to some unknown right handed Guy That day in the commerce and now is he still in the Big Leagues Tom Koehler. He is he's had a great career since then He was like the race really packed. The stands with Scalp We'd face him watch over the years and he. I usually got his game because even though I have six plus career college are a plaque when I graduated. They give you someone to send the seniors. You know big photo me and my career stats. I'm like can I get a screwdriver? Scratch those off as year as like six point three. It's terrible my priorities. A Lot. Better than that but But yeah I mean you guys. Had A fantastic team competed really. Well a tough tough squad and I didn't know your freshman time your your freshman starting dot com storming. Yeah that's big deal. Yeah so Stony. Brook came and went. So you played four years or five. They're four and and part of what you were talking about before so two thousand twelve. I hooked up with Evansville but I graduated as an eleven so I graduate. Jonathan Levin obviously hoping and wishing to get drafted didn't happen list every pick of the draft. I didn't know how it worked. You know I I at that time now again. I'm the oldest now my my brothers currently at Stony Brook and he has four years in a pro career of an older brother to look at him. And my dad. And and you know we're all big baseball fans and now us as a family is more educated so when he goes through this process and hopefully he gets a look. You know this May but Anyway when I was doing that and I was listening to the draft. I'd never had any contact with scouts. Ever Know Scout. I feel that a couple of questionnaires but never that personal connection with the scouts. So I thought you heard your name and they would call you day later and say hey you you're going to this place. I didn't know how it worked so it didn't happen. So the summer of two thousand eleven and the fall two thousand eleven to as many open workouts as possible up on the east coast. I tried out for every minor league team. You can think of with a couple of buddies. I would just road trip it. I'd work from home. Do some lessons and then on weekends I would. I would just hop in the car and go in and try to find a place to play and that continued into the winter of two thousand eleven and twelve. I would do all indoor showcases. I you know Red Sox Yankees mets anyone north these located I would just hook up and just show up for these open workouts and hit and do everything I always performed at my best and I was one of the guys there but you know how it works. It's just it's not us there's on the spot and you're you weren't drafted. Why weren't you drafted? There has to be reason I was just behind the eight ball a little bit so that took me so. I didn't sign with Evansville until July. Third Two thousand twelve which was over a year after I graduated so that whole year I was just don't open. Workouts agonizing is just like tormenting myself with hearing the word no after every single one of these things and I made it work but it was. It was a tough road. That year was dark place in my baseball life. So how did it ultimately work like? I'm sure you get you know you've got in front of the right scouts. You're like I know a guy like this guy is good. I'm out for him to call has so basically it all happened within about forty eight hours so Tom Downey is affiliate scout. He also runs a long island. Titans Organization Tons of friend of mine now and he still working there and he's very successful but Tom said we got a a workout at Lakewood in Philly. I think it's their lower high in Jersey so we're from Long Island. He goes getting the current me. I'm working at let's go. I'm taking you there a push up and you'll get your reps and everything like that so I go with them. I get in front of one of their regional scouts. Who's a little higher than Tom and I hit that everything right made ton good place at third bare hand play. That just showed off my skills best I could. I ran the best sixty my life which was six nine five. I'm certainly not a burner so the fact that an NC seven on the sixty for the first time huge so I literally couldn't have had a better workout of course at the end. Tom Says you know what we'll let you know. So dagoes by do not gonNA sign me. this is right after draft. So I'm sure they're signed a lot of those guys anyway but So I was like the press kind of you know I I. I didn't have any direction after that. I said I how. How long can I really do this at some point? You've got to kind of pinch yourself and say look. Maybe she's not for me so as I'm going to bed that night the same night of the workout Thomson's Metex at like midnight and he goes. Listen Man I know you can do at this level I feel for you do me a favor and send an email to every manager and GM in independent ball. You get your hands on so i. I didn't really want to do it. I woke up the next day after sleeping on it. And I'm like I'll give it one more shot him. I'm not getting my car. I'm not trying to offer anymore. I I can't do this. I had a good enough college career. That should be enough. Why am I going to try out so I sent an email to everyone in the frontier league? Every single team and I didn't know about the frontier is not was not being from Long Island. I went to Long Island Ducks Games but I knew they were professional but again now obviously way more educated but so I sent an email to everybody and the only team that got back to me was Evansville and got a call the next day after that so I go to Lakewood workout. Forget what day. It was The next day I send the email the day after that I get a call. I forget the guy's name on a few remember him from he was like The baseball ops guy was a big big brands on. It wasn't him it was the wasn't Andy Wasn't fix. It was a guy I can't believe I forget his name but he called me and he was the one that set me up and and everything like that but he called me and left me voice calm right back yours. Hey you know our third baseman struggle and we need someone as soon as possible. How quickly get down here? So in the matter of who? Yeah so literally. Twenty four hours later said to my family friends. Pack the bag me and my dad were in the car and we came down but literally in the matter of of probably two or three days. I went from really given my last shot. I went to my last open workout. I. I heard that I was just good enough not to make enough where I was just going to go to work at a regular job and then next thing you know. Evansville called me and kind of the rest is history ended up playing for five years and and all that was in the Frontier League. So I'm extremely grateful to Evansville and end to this league. The Frontier League for giving me an opportunity to play in and you know be able to continue my career because without it knows what I'd be doing my whole life would be different. Yeah it's it's that's an awesome story. I mean people realize how hard it is to be like just coasting out there alone. I don't have a place to play like. I stopped being a college baseball player a year ago and I still like. I'M GONNA pro baseball but it's like more you're not like how does that path end because we both did the same thing I I graduated with. Tommy John Surgery so I had to go all the way through. Watch my senior season go and then I went through all through the summer. Wasn't ready to play. And then just like I networked my way and had a spring training. Invite the same way but it is like what happens. And when is this going to resolve itself like is this for me and think everyone deals with that whether it's in business or something else where it's like? When do I quit right? Do I give up? When how many signs do I need before like this lady said? This isn't just for me. It's hard to know and as a player having friends. I'm sure you've had teammates friends that are in the same boat. You WanNa do it so bad and and Mike I know he. He mentioned this to you. I think in your episode with Mike Pinto. He has a great way of looking at it. When when you get released from whether you get released at pro ball whether you get cut college or high school whatever. Someone is eventually going to tell you no. You can't do it anymore. And your whole life you go through your whole life and you identify. I certainly did since I was four. If someone says who are you? You're a baseball player. And then when that when that day comes where you're not anymore you just lose it. It's a dark place you you lose your sense of identity and I'd certainly went through that for quite a long time and and for me. It was interesting because I went from playing at a high level competing at Stony Brook at the division level to boom. Now that's overall case training. I'm getting anybody I can hit me. Ground balls on doing t work on getting flips from anybody can for a whole year so I'm not super sharp game ready then. Evansville calls forty dollars from the car. Boom boom boom in front of four thousand people at Bosse field playing in. Never forget the first. I forget who pitched that game might have been you. I've no idea the JOE on their forget. Today was five ten. It was yeah it was it was July third was day before fourth of July And it was regular nine and gaming in Schaumburg in the first guy forget. His name is a little lefty and he squibb I play. I'm staying at home team and I forget what pitch the bat but the first play was a slower older me come in glove. Transfer throw got the out her little buzz in the crown of my holy cow. Like I can do this. You know and it Kinda. Econ you kind of get that that you know that reassurance that okay. I'm I'm not here you know from luck or I'm not here you know. It was a long road to get here but now that I m here made that I play my first at bat in Little Infield hit stand on first so it's like the absolute elephant piano off your back after this so it was pretty cool. Yeah I made my debut there as well and that was my first pitch since college since the game against only rook and I remember standing there on. That mound is pitching for normal against Evansville. But it'll still say ballpark. And my host families in the stands. My Mom and dad are in the stands and I was like my big fear is a pitcher was always that I was gonNA walk everybody because when was a sophomore in college when they finally like. I was the worst pitcher on. The team is a freshman. My Sophomore Year. I was throwing harder. I was better. I was like the number of the four slash five or five six on the cost to be like maybe the last weekend guy or whatever and so I was getting a piggyback start at the College of William and Mary and our number one pitched the first half the game that I came in the rocky first Entrance into that game and then the next thing. It was just like walk. Hit Walking House Yanked and after that I guess that's where it started I just was always my always pre-game fear was what if I go out there and it's walk walk walk. Yank right and I was out there in that same ballpark in ball. Seafield like all those people because it was like the second day the season so then they get there and it's like what's going to happen and then it just like you said it just takes over my first pitch was a strike right down the middle it was like right and then of course my second pitch the guidelines. But you know and it's interesting too because like people don't there's so many deep deep things and by no means or any of them excuse for baseball player but you played your career in BC. You're comfortable there you. You play at different ballparks. In the America East you pitched at Stony Brook all these different places. So when both of us now you you go you make your first start. I make my first appearance as a player at Bosse field. Your sites different. It's different when there's more people there. It's different when the distance between home plate and the backstop is a little bit more little less the dugouts. It's just different. You're the division of the game and what you see is different and people don't really take that into account of course it at sixty feet six inches. It's nine hundred feet bases grass and dirt. It's the same game..
"frontier league" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"Location in Illinois Yup Marian at rent one ballpark with the assistant coach of the Illinois Miners Steve Marino Steve. Thanks Avenue down here. Thanks for the show. Yes we got a good backdrop where here in the Diamond Club so and this is your second year as a coach here for the miners. Yep Second Years Hitting Coach and fifth overall organization and we were just talking off camera or off off camera About all this new stuff. You're learning as a coach. Just the guts the ballpark although operations so you feel like there's still a ton probably free to learn so right. Yeah I mean last. Year was huge being the first time. I coached Just to get to know myself and how I'm GONNA handle players and how I'm GonNa Handle working under a manager and with the front office staff but now that I'm kind of getting used to it now in part of the Front Office That's been invaluable for me. You know looking forward to this upcoming two thousand nineteen season. I kind of have a little better gauge of of things. I could do better and a little bit more of an appreciation for what everyone does here to make a baseball game work. Yeah so if you don't about the the southern Illinois miners. Their Frontier League team Their manager Mike. Pinto has been with you guys since the beginning. Right seven manager in frontally history. He was also on this podcast. Maybe fifteen episodes ago so he's really charismatic. Guy Definitely check his episode out But the miners do a fantastic job. They've been amazing. Ballpark as you can probably see up here behind us as a twenty six million dollar facilities twenty six mil. What thirteen years ago when I started construction in two thousand six and that's like average American Center but Yeah I mean you guys do a really good job. You're perennial winners. What was how was your season last year. Last year we came up. Two Games Short We had forty eight wins We only played ninety five games. We had one rained out. We couldn't make up against normal actually monsoon at their place and even with their turf Couldn't hold it. There was standing water everywhere so we played ninety five games. Two Games shorter. The postseason very streaky. Team offensively. We struggled at times. And then there'd be games you know weekends sweep team and just laid on them and then next week we couldn't figure it out so hopefully this year. We have a little bit more consistency. So tell me about your role here with the minor. So obviously you're as an assistant coach but You do a lot of other stuff like you living here. Full time in the winter. So what? What are your duties for the miners? So yeah in the off season basically. October through April I'm the business development coordinator. It's kind of a new position Mike and Kathy GM Kinda came up with and basically a handle field rentals. Anything that goes on the that goes on in Basically I handle coordinating it and making sure that people get in and get paid and everything like that I also do some speaking engagements I'll go to different high schools and Rotary Clubs and lines clubs and just kind of tell our story and and maybe help get some more people in the Ballpark And then in addition to that. I'm obviously planning baseball. Wise for the two thousand nineteen season trying to find some talent on the offensive side Are Pitching coach tower. Martin is a coach at Robert Morris. University So he does a lot of pitching side. And I do the hitting side and obviously Mike Facilitates all of it? And he's he's really good a funny town he's got so many connections So we get some good ball players in and I'm kind of setting up our spring training plan for what I WANNA do with our guys offensively and and how to create a way that we could go attack all the games and try to stay healthy and so you also we're going to Kinda back up and go through your story that brought you here because You know our intersection back in. Two Thousand Twelve is kind of unique If you don't know Steve was kind of a a a minor villain in my story. He didn't know neither of US knew the time. But we'll we'll get to that later but So you've a podcast you're starting And so what is the the message that you said you speak a lot around round? The industry schools kids. What's the message that you're hoping to get out on your own podcast Just to be as informative to people that love the game of baseball whether that be young kid in middle school or high school whether that be apparent other coaches maybe at a younger level just to share my experiences and a lot of it's based on the failures I've had so in part of my podcast. I kind of telling my story a little bit like I'm doing now but a lot of it's based on failure. You're familiar with that every baseball player. I don't care. Yeah everybody does you know. And I don't care if you're Mike Trout or Derek jeter. And he doesn't fail. He doesn't feel that much like a superhuman. But you know typically my my whole theme here is to Kinda tell a regular story about a kid that came from a normal family normal town and worked his way and again by no means of anything extraordinary in the game but I have a lot of awesome teammates including yourself and guys that I've met along the way that have helped me and taught me different things and I I just might. Podcast is going to hopefully share some of those experiences successes failures with people and I'm GonNa try to have as many good guests on the show as possible and and let them tell their story and just get people more familiar with professional baseball. What it really is. It's not it's not exactly. I know you discussed. It's not especially at our level in the Frontier League independent ball even pretty much every level. Minor League Ball. I mean you know double triple a. Is extremely tough place to get. But that's even a tremendous difference from from the big leagues. So I'm GonNa talk a little bit about that. I'm fortunate enough that I've played a couple of guys in the big leagues that I still stay in touch with so tap into them a little bit and learn a couple of things that they're doing and share that with the public wants. Listen YEAH THAT'S A. That's a good goal because as much as like I think. The instagram is booming and twitter is booming with coaches and he will sharing It doesn't seem like there's a lot like beneath that surface level. There's lots of just like to me. Instagram's here's a little postcard of like a thing that happened early drill but there's like nothing deeper. It's it's kind of. It's almost like reading a book cover when those three hundred pages in a book you just read the cover. That's easy I I could sell you on on okay. This guy's a good swing. But why and I don't WanNa really in my in my specific case with with my pocket. I'm not really going to get too much into mechanics. Because that's all that stuff is just up for opinion but basically just kind of give a little bit of the guts of what baseball is at the college level. I coached in college for one year. I played four years of college baseball. And then I've I've played five years of Pro Ball Now I'm coaching in Provo. So I I kind of have a a wide range of experience at that I have so I just want to share that with people and I think for those who want to do what we did play or or or be coaches or involved in the game as a career after baseball after done playing. There's so much of the story. That's not that's not told. And Yeah just the big myth and for those of you listening. It's Steve Joined Evansville until twelve. That's where I was playing. And you got there right after the draft right you went under and then you showed up and as a rookie as a college guy with no experience which we were both. That's both we are in the Frontier League. It's really hard to stick because I'm sure you've seen guys here. Especially now as a coach that they get their week chance or two weeks and they get one forty and that'd be the very end of their career. Yeah and that's you know and that that goes specifically for Independent. I mean it's it's a more so than any other level professional baseball. It's just strictly performance based. I mean I've seen guys come in. You know good arms come in too bad starts and you got to move on. Because it's it's the main goal in independent balls to win. That's how everyone keeps their jobs. That's how people come to the ballpark. So if you don't win games and if you're not a player that's helping your team win. It's tough to make it. I see a lot of to me that I've had and guys I coach bounce around lot. You know and they try to find their way in there on three or four times a year. And it's tough you know so yeah and you know you made the team because you came in right away guy you got your chances of third base and like right away. We could tell that you play the game hard and you had a good glove at third base like you made plays at our previous third baseman. Wasn't making the pitch great. Even if he doesn't hit he's great and then you did hit. Hit like three or five or three ten or something. Yes I think yes three. Oh something my first year and not a lot of power typically at third baseman but You know that's the one part of my game I would at that point would like to have done but in in college you at Stony Brook they put such a premium playing defense that I I took ownership of that like I. I truly I mean this to my core. I enjoyed making a nice play at third base just as much as hitting a home run and a lot of guys. Don't you know they can't really say that? What did they say it or not deep down doing something offensively really in any sport? I'm sure you know throwing touchdown passes. Probably you know more sexy than knocking down as a cornerback. But you know in baseball. Playing both sides defender. You know I truly like making a nice play to to help my pitching staff out and then okay. I get to try to score some runs but I for me. Fifty fifty down the middle. I tried to treat and work on my defence and hitting saw. It's nice to know that you know you notice that and I mean yeah right away guys notice it because as a pitcher especially at the high levels of baseball. You can't allow a team to have four outs and inning narrowly time you give away now. Whether it's a you know an error or hit by pitcher just like you give the team more chances they come back to kill you like you. Especially pro bowl guys are so good that you give them four five outs..
"frontier league" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Accurate mortgage talk text line, if you want to join us and talk some brewers baseball happy to welcome on to the program guy, who's been working in the brewers organization for quite some time since two thousand eight has spent some time in Appleton with the Wisconsin timber Rattlers also has been the double a pitching coach most recently serving as the pitching coordinator before getting the promotion to be the major league pitching coach is Chris hooky joins us right now. On brewers weekly. Chris thanks for taking some time. Especially around the holidays and coming on the program. Hey, thanks Mavericks been there, you bet. So how excited are you? This is you've been in the organization for so long. This is a great story. He's working your way up mentioned, you you spend some time with Tim Morodor's spent time at AA got to that coordinator position. And now you get to the pitching coach shopping. I think you're pretty excited. Yeah. I think I think as organizations nicer to work your way up through the system. I know why these guys in excited to work with now get more than anything working through the system a long time. I think you just. I'm really grateful for the opportunity and look forward to get after do you expect it to be a seamless sorta deal considering the fact that the pitchy philosophy? That's been in place. You have largely been helping establish that philosophy throughout the minor league system. Yeah, I've worked with probably twelve of the twenty that are on the on the appointment roster right now. So I have a really good relationship. They know what I expect. I know what I can get from those guys. And I think it will be seamless. I think it's part of the one of the reasons I was chosen to be put in this position. I think this is going to be very easy transition. It will be a challenge. But I think it'd be an easier transition we talked to Andy Hanes on the program a couple of weeks ago, and he talked a little bit about the interview process, but he was coming from outside the organization, what was that process wants DJ decided to take the job in Cincinnati. Can you take me through the process a little bit of you eventually becoming the pitching coach, welcome us, Milwaukee and got a chance to speak with Reagan. David math, our analytics group at our research and development. I mean, we're talking all day processing the walkie restoring through all those questions that need to be asking. A big league pitching coach and a big leap bullpen coach. At the time. I was up for both of those positions. So I was pretty expensive and enjoy the process, and it was very comfortable for me because I know all these guys so probably different for Mandy coming in not knowing anyone most, and it was very comfortable processing people mentioned pitching philosophy. And we we saw it in September. And we saw it in October. The fact that in September you have the expanded rosters and in October so many off days the team was able to be a little bit more creative and think more outside the box in terms of pitching. But we get a front row seat kind of for what the what the pitching philosophy is. And this organization does things maybe a little bit differently than some other organizations in terms of pitching. Do you? Do you enjoy do you embrace the way this organization goes about developing pitching and actually implementing it in games? Absolutely. I think Craig's in a great job. I think saying that, you know, the the best way it gets twenty seven ounce every night might be different. And I think we've kind. Taken as a minor league pitching coach for eleven years. We've been doing that for years. I mean every night there might be a situation where guy went down we have to piece together again to get twenty seven ounce. I mean, we've been doing that for a long time and barrel guys position has success. And that's kind of what Craig he's done a great job with. I mean, just using different roles. But it's just about guys in good positions. Are you able to be as creative in April May June July August win it's a twenty five man roster, and there's not as many off days. Well, I think there's a there's a lot more than it used to be. So I think there does give you a little bit of space to do some creative things. It's like the rays of done in the past year. But yeah, there there are ways to get get creative. And I think the off days with the new CBA has really helped you that you you played major league baseball. You got a nice career, but you wrapped up in the mid to late nineties. And now here we are a number of years later. Have you enjoyed the process of all of a sudden analytics advanced metrics what it is. Now is nothing compared to what it was when you were playing and clearly to do what you've done in the organization you've embraced that part of it. But he talked to me about that kind of that process for you of seeing this this new era of baseball, and embracing all these these numbers in different ways of thinking. I just think it gives guys more opportunities. I think back in the mid nineties. I think it was just a are you a big league pitcher or not, and he'd get an opportunity to get up there and earn your way I think now we see guys early where they might fit based on what the numbers say where they might. They might be able to get three outs in the season. They may be able to get twelve outsourced during the season the big fine ways. And just get creative on how the guys can fit into a twelve. Thirteen men rob big league pitching roster. So I think it just gives guys more opportunities than in the past where you're a big leaguer, and we'll we'll find we'll put you in a position to be a big leaguer. But here there's so many opportunities for guys to find their way and contribute to a bigger club. You you spent some early part of your coaching working for the Florence freedom in the frontier league and Andy Hanes worked in the frontier league. I'm actually a former frontier league broadcaster. So as I asked this question, do you think? This is the only staff and major league baseball where the hitting coach and pitching coach are both independent frontier. League alum. I think so I don't know if there's any other. And and I did you know any was a manager when I was the pitching coach and league. So we know each other from there. So I don't think there's any other staff with that. What's up? What does that say about the brewers? And a new pitchy coordinator was just hired this past week coming from William Jessop. I mean, it seems like the brewers are going and finding people who are talented people who maybe don't take the standard path. If that makes sense does that say something about this organization of finding the best people no matter where they're coming from. Absolutely. I think the overall and I think David Walker Senate just a creator, botch an open minded bunch. We need to think a little bit differently than everyone else. And I think that's what that shows these types of hires or showing people these people are open minded, we're going to bring in people new people with new ideas. And that's I think it's the way we grow. And I think David has done a great job with that couple of more questions for brewers pitching coach, Chris what does the off season? Look like for you. What are you doing right now in these final month month and a half before you've gotta get to Arizona. Well, Steve Carson am getting close. I'm talking about our guys we've spent some time in Houston going through a pension pitching conference Jimmy Nelson, and Matt Albers down there. And if a Sydney with those were making phone calls, the guys texting seen how to join this trying to see how the process is going as far as recovery and getting their throwing programs going, and now, you know, start working with council on trying to get spring training ready. Facility out there. So it's all holidays, you know, after January one comes around. We'll start picking up pretty high gear. Clearly, you're the major league pitching coach. You're coming off a role where you were very involved in the minor leagues. To be a lot of communication there. How good is it for the organization? Kind of a two part thing to have the new expanded facility and so much that the team was able to add a second Arezzo league team this past year. It seems like the development process is going to get even better because of the spring training facility. No doubt. I mean, there's gonna be so many more avenues of growth there. Because we've got the science lab more fields. Just just being able to do more things out there. Just over all development. See what happens when you go into rookie ball club. You may go to you know. Polaski somewhere, and you're traveling all the time here, you're you're gonna have all these, you know, seven days a week or six days a week in Arizona rookie ball. So there's going to be somebody opportunities for our people have our hands on our guys. They all have to travels much, just just so many different ways that we can kind of implement and take our player plans to another level with getting our hands on these guys at least six days a week and most types of is much involvement from you right now is, you know, maybe David and Matt and Craig are talking about bringing in a free agent pitcher, do do you get brought in on conversations like that. Hey, what do you think of this guy? What do you think he how he could fit on the team not as of yet? But I'm sure there will be times when that that will happen. Chris really excited to see you on the major league staff this upcoming season. And I know we're coming up on Christmas. A really appreciate you find it's time for us and look forward to talking to you again real. Thanks, Matt enjoyed it. I. Very good. Christmas that is Chris hooky is the new brewers pitching coach. And we certainly appreciate his time. It's gonna be it's gonna be fun. It's gonna be exciting to see what it looks like with him as the pitching coach will play a big shoes to fill big shoes to fill as Derrick Johnson. Did a really good job? But hook being so familiar with the organization and so familiar with the pitching philosophy of the organization. What I'm interested in how it's going to look different. If it's maybe how and if it's going to look different because he's not the same guy as Derek Johnson. But the philosophy is the same. So he's gonna bring his personal strengths into the position wa- continuing to work the philosophy. That's been there for a while. And that's going to be fun to see I Chris joining us. Appreciate him taking some time. This is brewers weekly will continue on.
"frontier league" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"Colin Cunningham from while. I'm living right now Costa, Chicago suburbs of Chicago. Call and that's what you didn't deserve. What you were just called there. But it was literally right on cue for conversation. Number only that'd be calling. What do you do in Chicago? Working for the Schaumburg movers. Actually, they're the frontier league. They actually play ura your team up there in Washington. We almost won the championship. Just one game short this off season. We're going to really put it to you that we're going to put some stuff up this offseason. We're gonna come back with a whole new fucking squad. Move Pat to center. I actually work. What that how many games are the frontier Lee season. Oh, there's forty home game. So what that mean ninety six? Man filler. You know, baseball's a long long sports three-game series. He wrote to. I think they're they're random. I think there's like two and then some there's four home series at some time. The bus trips. Yeah. You guys ride buses all tone. Yeah. They do. I don't have what the team. Let's get you do the bad heart. We need throw the ball further. We catch a little better paid a little bit better. Chirpin in bullpen. We got some churches in here. Digs professional. Prediction that you bother you even drop in their one bark. Now, you're in the bullpen. Now. You're in the the what okay. I think I could be full circle. Dugout. On the Doug. I do have a hot take Pat right down calling from Chicago's guy that doesn't travel with the frontier. Works for them. Yeah. Okay. I don't think I don't think Thais quits going like this hot take. I don't think the Packers are going to win be in the playoffs. So the next three years. Oh my God. Aaron Rodgers the Packers or playoff lit. At a hot cake right there. Why do you think that because there's a call go bears are so good right now. That to animal Viking fan. So it's obviously biased. But I don't think Rogers. I don't think they have good team. And it's just Rogers, and then all these guys are you saying that they're Rogers isn't a good football player. No. I'm saying rob is probably the best quarterback in the league. But the other guy. Go on sorry. New England Patriots fan, obviously. Boston Tom Brady, listen to him. He's dead. Patriots lost more games in a row than the fucking Vikings or the Packers. I think that. Packers pet two in a row. What you're what gear up Gideon? I don't know if you know the Packers. I don't know. What's name dumping? Ryan. I think too. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That guy he's the owner punter league that doesn't jump or extend his non kicking ever. How was that a thing? I don't know if he's the only one I think there's a couple of guys. Okay. Yeah. That's stay planted. That's because their legs are so long, and they're so flexible, they don't have to jump to get the extension. They're able to do it. Just swing. Yeah. I had to jump very high because I can't touch my fucking does. So I had to get the by jump for it. Yeah. Absolutely. That's wildly hot take. Okay. What does the what does the Vikings are good at football? Sudden though, they fired that had the offense accordance. Cornelia? It's a lot of point forty one points. Dow dumping cook was back in the game. He's finally coming back. Call call on your the man he was in. Half goldway. Okay. But the the Vikings looked good though, they I think that type of thing refreshes the team a little bit of change from the norm. Where you got the same thing that same meeting. Same coach same this same this start you get into a rut you have no clue what to do just a little fresh little shakeup a little bit shake up the house a little bit. It's just like you're coming into a new workplace. There's a new voice in the meeting. There's a new walk through style. Maybe there's a new thing. I think that helps a lot and I think it helps the Vikings. I think it helped Nick foles, I think it have helped out a lot with Nick foles..
"frontier league" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"Like that. I was just thinking, they're, you know, potentially other ones that are great Oklahoma, Texas is a big one, you know, that's a little let's get outside of our region. Maybe stop thinking about WVU pit. We'll come back in maybe Penn State, maybe Penn State, Ohio State, but I was state sees Michigan is more of maybe it's Duke North Carolina. Maybe it's the Washington wild things the frontier league verse the traverse city beach bums, which I actually got the play in the frontier league. You don't know what a big rivalry? Is. You have no idea. Now. I mean, I guess you're right. I need to expand. My horizons is West Virginia Pitt is that really a rivalry game for trophy backyard brawl we don't do trophies because we're real we're not fake over there. But it got to have a mountain man carrying a musket. That's okay. It's amount near you. Call these games often, and you know. I've not done it West Virginia game. That's a little bit. Above my pay grade. See wasn't always like that. When I got there whenever I was a freshman. Nobody knows we'd never won a bowl game. Nothing like that. AJ hawks in the world probably would've called our game. And then by the way, you would have done so well on ours are West Virginia team probably would've took you right up to the top. You would have been joke. Clot. Oh, hey, look at that. You know, what though I Dana Hoeger Sohn? I respect that dude. He's one of my favorite head coaches in all of college football. Hope you've had a chance to speak with them. He and I had beers one particular evening when I first met him. I haven't talked to him since then he's got that visor scarlet thing going right now. And I love the way he's coaching team. That's the thing. He you would think like if you had that scarlet like, all right? Well, obviously visors are off the table. Those are not an option within like, Nah, I like visors. I don't care. I mean, that's the best thing. When a guy owns is not scared to do food. Well, Gundy confident you got old Gundy out there and Oklahoma state. He's been marketing his he has a very full Mollet. I that thing is real Kentucky waterfall, huge business up top party in the back that thing's awesome. But Dana owning the skull it. I think it's a good recruiting tool. I think it's a it's a marketable thing. Yeah. You got to do whatever you can I guess to relate to these youngsters. There's a dude I did a Utah state game Utah states actually really good football team their offense coordinator, Pat, you guys look up sometime nervously. I'm sure you won't. But he's got really he's got long blond hair. You kinda like surface Harry's wearing shades all the time. And I think he even said like, I don't really like having long hair. But for some reason when I go into recruit, you high school kids, it's like it gives me like an end, they see me, and then another coach come in this kind of buttoned up and looks old. Even though I'm still older. They think I'm like a young dude making relate to me, and it helps me recruit kids, and I was like man, that's a genius move. I guess that's what holder Sens doing and dundy. This is definitely what they're doing. There's no way Gundy thinks that thing looks good. There's no way he thinks it looks. Here's no way. Dana like looks at this. What I've always wanted granted personally, I think the mall. It is all the way back. I've been trying to grow at my lady won't let me she took fucking scissors to it. The one time when I started growing it was a wild move. If I could do what I would do. Heartbeat. But I think it's a good marketing thing, let's talk about marketing little bit. What do we need to do to get thrusted right in Thursday night football this weekend? Is there any way we potentially just get moved up the ranks next week. Oh, so we go from calling the Saturday college game to Thursday night, primetime NFL game to take Joe and Troy's job. Yeah. I mean, if anybody can do it, we can do it that what it really think..
"frontier league" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"And iheartradio state partly cloudy overnight a low of, seventy degrees tomorrow a chance of showers, and storms, late afternoon otherwise mostly sunny day, again with a high of ninety. Two on Tuesday rain and thunder likely in the, afternoon, partly sunny a high in the upper eighties still a chance. Of rain Wednesday that's the forecast. From your severe weather station News Radio seven. Hundred wwl w radar shows no precipitation at this time it's eighty four degrees right, now a special election, is coming up this week this Tuesday voters in the. Oak Hill school district will decide on a four, point nine mill operating Levy a portion of the money at Generates would go toward new school resource officers. Certainly we have two in the. District and the and the, recommendation is to hire three more that way at. All times all three of our middle schools would be covered. With the norm police. Officer as well as add an additional school resource officer high school which would. Give us a total of two superintendent, Jeff Brandt spoke with us in June, he, says, oh, kills. Also wants to hire its own security team from retired police and the money the Levy would bring in would also add mental, health services and upgrade building security check crumley. News, Radio seven hundred wwl w one person is dead after a crash, in Fairfield township airfield township police were, dispatched for, a one car crashed Saturday night, in the twenty three hundred block. Of canal road it happened around eight forty five, where, a car went off the right side of the road and. Struck a metal pole one of. The two people in the vehicle was taken. A UC health Westchester hospital would non-life-threatening injuries the other was pronounced dead at the, scene the crash is, still under investigation Troy Adams NewsRadio Oh seven hundred wwl w News Radio seven hundred wwl sports update man. Wieder homered tobacco. Tanner Roark who went seven innings to win his third straight start is the nationals hold off the reds day to one Washington, takes three, or four in the series against Cincinnati retro trip. Continues tomorrow night with the first the. Three of, against, the Mets in New York but the action right here on seven hundred wwl w. Frontier league baseball today the Florence freedom beat Lake Erie seven to five college basketball, UC, barricades opened, their, Canadian tour today beating Ottawa eighty five to fifty seven racy chase Elliott picks. Up his. First career NASCAR Cup series win taking the checkered flag in the event at Watkins Glen on the road..
"frontier league" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"The dodgers Ross stripling to start the tenth. Inning as the American League beat the National League eight to six American League is now won six straight. All-star classics bregman was named the game's most, valuable player with that go ahead home run in the tenth. Inning the red scooter genetic tied the. Game for the National League the ninth with a man on off Seattle's Edwin d as the action. On ESPN fifteen thirty fittingly enough a guy named scooter at the one failed Scooter Janette puts a charge it law how Off the bench to. Homer Five five genetics the third player in all star game, history to hit a game tying home run in the ninth inning or later joining Fred McGriff in nineteen ninety four and. Ralph Kiner in nineteen fifty the last red to go deep in an all star game was Dave Concepcion in one, thousand nine hundred eighty two Joey Votto added another Hct in the bottom of the. Tenth off Toronto's j. hap it was the first all star game hit ending over twelve streak the pig Bottle swings hammers wanted to write that one on its way that. One is Joey vital touchable Unbelievable And it's now one, eight six. Game total of ten home runs were hit in the. Game last night five by side at nationals park, reds third, baseman eight who radio Suarez was hit by a pitch in a. Game the reds are off until. Friday they resume the second half of the season opening homestand against the pirates where the action right here on seven hundred wwl w frontier league. Baseball last. Night traverse city got by the Florence. Freedom five to four soccer US l. Eastern Conference leader FC Cincinnati hosting Charlotte independence, tonight and Nipper. Stadium the action at eight on ESPN fifteen thirty Bill Denison NewsRadio seven hundred WW. Sports Friendly. Or unfriendly Jay Ratliff stands by good morning j..
Cincinnati awarded MLS expansion team for 2019 season
"The air with a six sixty eight era manager jim riggleman he faces an adjustment is going to be quite a transition for him because he's never done that and you know getting loose and quicker and ready to go into the game it's going to be quite an adjustment but right now the starting just isn't working that's not to say he won't be back in their starting some time in the in the future could be the near future but right now we're going to put him in the bullpen reds top prospects second baseman nick stenzel return to the triple a louisville bats lineup last night going over four sends l has been out since may third with a recurrence of vertigo frontier league baseball tonight florence freedom open up a series with a double header at evansville high school baseball kentucky regional finals cov cath over saint henri twelve nothing campbell county defeats george rogers clark sixty to montgomery county shutout browser to nil it was highlands over beechwood eleven to one ohio state baseball turning action in the state semi finals tomorrow it is madeira facing canfield on friday mason goes up against anthony wayne kentucky softball regional semifinals and girls action yesterday collins over walton verona seven one oldham county veto and county tend to one highlands blank saint henri thirteen nothing riled defeated notre dame nine to two ohio girls softball state semifinals tomorrow as lakota west against perry's berg ohio lacrosse state semifinals and boys action last night saint francis to sales got by mary mon fifteen to thirteen and girls action marymount beat saint francis to sales in overtime fifteen to fourteen tonight sycamore meets upper arlington and saint ex battles worthington kilborn major league soccer is adding cincinnati in its latest round of expansion sc cincinnati will join the mls next season play at nipper stadium until their new stadium has done in twenty twenty one owner carl lindner the third major league soccer thank you thank you thank you our community and our family couldn't be more excited i'm thrilled except the special scarf and especially for what it means to our city cincinnati we did it nhl game two of the stanley cup finals tonight vegas will host washington golden knights lead at their one game to none bill denison newsradio seven hundred wwl w sports mercy health is once again selected by ibm watson health is one.