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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"All those guys were just the best only you can say what you want about Charlie Finley the man he had the either he either had a great eye for personnel or re surround himself with people at a great eye for personnel because they produced some players he just ran the circus is what he did yeah exactly what that was really cool but what I have to say about the giants back in the sixties when I was a kid you know are you know Willie Mays when recovery one marriage shall all those guys used to come out to our schools and I grew up here in center fell and they actually woods you know teachers baseball on that issue so we will see you we yeah right any can I hate to catch up because a right at the end you're going to we got a we got to run but I do appreciate your call thanks for calling back sorry that we dumps off the line but to appreciate the call thanks everybody participated in the hour I giants hit the sweep how bout that James could give little road trip five and four on the road trip didn't look like it was going to be successful after Wrigley Field but the giants went three and one against the ETS this year they swept the two games in Oakland there back yadda tomorrow in in at oracle parking if the Diamondbacks Alex young against Tyler BT thanks to RAF thanks to thanks everybody thanks to you know basically everybody here at the station and and Josh and of course fish and everybody for helping out up next we'll talk next raffle we throw into here we're gonna go to well we're we're gonna go time with Marty and yeah no no no we were gonna have a Gary Lavelle interview and also Kevin Mitchell where he kept calling mark Willard Marty throughout their interests and sounds good now let's listen for Willard's home earlier today and can't be our six any the sports leader talking baseball with Marty Laurie on KNBR six eighty the sports leader what's a beautiful weekend around the bay area you know fisherman's wharf is jumping check out lefties the new ballpark buffet is going Nick bogus has a great great thing going down there there's some lobster believe it or not lobster while it lasts you can get that a full pound lobster they have the buffet it is something unique in San Francisco all the left deal deal favorites are down there but the buffet is the best Nick does a great job it's summertime it's fisherman's wharf take a look at the baseball murals in all of baseball things they have there but lefties on Sunday the buffet the memo says the bloody Marys it's just a place to enjoy it with family and get ready for a day of beautiful San Francisco weather so check out lefties on fisherman's wharf right next to the wax museum and across the boudin bakery right here at fisherman's wharf in San Francisco your smartphone instream every giants game on that tune.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

07:47 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Staying then then they used to do could you have handled that the way that the pictures now just you know they just sort of sit with the idea that yeah some some home runs are are are going to be hit well I think you know the idea is to use the ball more livelier than it was before yeah I know the stadiums are short little bit and these guys are bigger and stronger a lot of them to so there's a lot of things that are active in but you still have decried the pitcher I used to hate your lot for morons they're not people stay away from Larry had their chance of now stay in the game away giant great Oakland a as well at the very end of his career Gerry la Valle is is joining us on these boards later I I know you said that right off the top the giants are still in this thing yeah doesn't look great but what what is the the mind set of of a player going into September when they know they're down but at the at the same token there you know there is still some kind of a mathematical play there I'll take us into what you think's going on inside the the the heads of the giants players right now well I think they're at the point where you know they still have hope but the where I think playing loose saying Hey you know you are we just going to go out and play up to the best that we can do we are not to lose right now you know we got off to a bad start but they really do make it come back so I think if they stay loose then they'll keep playing well you never know what the other teams do not posted on IT teams in front to the happiest keep playing well what are your thoughts on Bruce Boettcher going into his final months or what kind of characteristics would you like to see in their next manager where are they lose their great manager are you obviously in the end up in the hall of fame I think it's gonna be difficult to replace only seems like you know great player manager that most players will enjoy playing for and I think when they go out to look for in a war one who's gonna relate to these guys you know it's different generation they're in the ideal relate so the less they can be our six eighty San Francisco KSAN HD two seven tale V. sports later mark weathered in for Marty as we count you down the giants today's or visiting with former giant Gary Lavelle gear you know usually your time with the giants through the mid seventies and early eighties were marked by you know there are some wonderful individual performances but the team by and large there were there were a lot of struggles in there with what's happened now in the last decade how do you see in the the fan base from just the vibe around the organization involved well I think they only had been good years but we weren't good enough to get it all the way into the playoffs and World Series which was always are doing as players I thank god today here are the judge of that a lot of success in the last decade a beautiful ballpark there were we played in candlestick which were closed adventurous and a challenging ballpark you are playing for both players and regulars as well as pitchers but I think the giants developed at the you know they had very good organizational it's just the you just got to keep competing with the Dodgers obviously seems like there always be a challenge it was a challenge in our day and they're still a challenge that we sell hi it's I think the judge will go great deal and I think they'll continue to have success I sure wish in that Gary are what are you up to these days well I I still coach I coach college in back here in my last year coaching and just the try to relax and enjoy watching the game yet and so with this still do that I like working with young people to help them develop they'll switch until their greatest players very fantastic staff and it's wonderful to have you on the show today thanks for doing it my pleasure wish you guys all the success out there thank you so much the great Gerry Lovell joining us as we get ready for giants in AZ played for both organizations of course a lot more years with the giants I just at the very tail end of his career did have a little bit of time with Toronto and then a very very short amount of time in fact I think just if I have the right just six games are in which she appeared as a member of the Oakland a side it is time now for today's detailed measurements sponsored by Informatica the transformative power of that data we've got the actual details on the Stephen vote a home run number eight on the year for him that went out to left field last night of course when you go up a little bit less on the exit velocity and a little bit less on the distance but it was plenty it went Shaw's touch under three hundred seventy eight feet last night exit veal are ninety nine point seven eight miles per hour and left the bat at thirty three point seven five degrees the pitch on which was hit ninety three point three mile an hour four seam fastball course came from ride Boxster and if you were a fan back in the days of Jerry la Valle you have no idea what the heck I just sad I mean can you can you imagine you mad so there's like what what on earth what are the on earth and they talked about also let's take a look at today's stats for our cleanup hitter sponsored by quite cleaning don't spring clean without Corey one call claims at all check them out at quite dot com and with the cleanup hitter stuff the guy that's been doing the majority of the clean up work for the giants as of late is Evan Longoria and I wonder I with everything that's gone on this season in the fact that he got really hot and then he got hurt I wonder if everyone is taking notice of how productive Evan Longoria has been when you say that name the giants fans there is sometimes a little bit of an eye roll because of the contract and and and the lack of production for most of his time as a giant it's finally starting to dissipate and with the fact that Tampa Bay didn't even necessarily get anything out of Christian oil which was the main piece give it up to get Longoria his wins above replacement right now two point three for the year his averages pushing up toward to sixty has sixteen home runs which is the same number you hit last year in many many more games is driven in fifty three years old PS is right on the doorstep of his career average of eight eleven it's pushed all the way up above seven eighty right now so in ninety nine games and three hundred seventy nine plate appearances three hundred forty two total at bats Evan Longoria it's starting to normalize and produce whether a line right now of an average of two fifty seven with sixteen home runs and fifty three driven in all will head into the books as we get ready for giant days coming up next on the sports leader it's.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

10:02 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Troll on Tuesday lurker Kevin Frandsen with you having a great Tuesday tonight the mid summer classic man as a kid I used to love this game goal race home to watch it and and yet the numbers are down I mean you know numbers are down TV ratings wise all throughout you know the country it's just the way it is so there's a lot less people they're cutting the cord it's her TV ratings had a huge impact the median age though of the all star game viewers fifty six years old nearly two years older than it was in twenty sixteen so that's a two year if two years difference in two years the median age has gone from fifty four to fifty six and so they're saying what are some ideas to get you know younger people watching bait Major League Baseball and yeah we're damages baseball shoes of the baseball more the kids love scoring you can almost see Manford in his in his guys sitting in the room our scientists so say that we do this and whatever but anyway they're the some of the ideas I've heard floated maybe start the game earlier now we hear it's already like if you're interested in seeing the all star game tonight that that bad boy starts at five o'clock you know roughly there is rough maybe a couple minutes after five but five o'clock on the west coast if you got a job in a mortgage and you know obligations it can be kind of tough to pull out of work and get home and sit in front of the two but five o'clock soul but it's eight o'clock in the east and if you started at any later then you've got you know let's say a third of your of your viewing audience could come in the eastern time zone and none of those people are seeing the end of the game and that's maybe not a good thing but that's one of the ideas start the game early what do you think I just don't think there's ever gonna be a right way for anything when it comes the Monday Night Football Sunday night football weather comes through an NBA all star game nothing is ever going to please everyone what's the ideal start time yeah eggs exactly what is known as the I'll tell you this right now if they want higher mid season the Mets the mid season summer classic Saturday's how but this is Saturday bad TV night maybe what is I don't do the numbers on it we do all weekend yeah I don't understand why it's all right that was like one of the things I always could never understand why you don't start the baseball season on a weekend why you don't have the mid season you know summer classic the all star game on a Saturday I just don't get it here how it all right okay all right derby okay I'll go right in that home run derby Saturday game Sunday off NBA all star weekend MLB all star weekend I agree with you I agree with you how about this you have ESPN tied into us have a Sunday night how about a something ideal you go it is Sunday night you already have a built in audience of people that are used to watching a nationwide game on ESPN on Sunday night now you're having the all star game on Sunday night out to the other one that's odd to me the futures game now granted I thought I don't know the ratings are for the futures game and I'm sure guys like me I love the future well this is the first time they were played at seven o'clock at night right they've been playing the futures game up until this year at one o'clock Pacific and I'm watching the giant so much in the final game of the first half and now I'm the guy D. V. R. ng so I would DVR that but how many people are DVR not not very many this is this is your showcase event for your young up and coming stars the future of your game and you're playing it simultaneously against the final game of the regular season all around the country at that one that one baffled me now they moved it from one to four but then they cut it to seven inning because always been always been seventy you sure about that yeah I live right up I played in it you sure about that I thought this year they made a point to stake of no I played in it it was seven eight it was always seven two thousand five landers start of the game your futures games always been seven hi I would I would say no I would say no on that you played in it so you would now I would know look at one of the the look at our listeners text me tell me I'm a jackass for known that all right there we go no but I I mean I I BR I thought the meat of know it all perfect I think they may be no it's always one of my say it's always been my complaint for years is that it's always been seven any and it's always because of pitching they don't they run out of pictures they don't want to not everyone's gonna send their top guys and if they do they want to make sure they stay at one when he got my key according to wikipedia so take this with a grain of salt changes in two thousand nineteen the teams are now American nationally that was a change this year that was the only as far as the world versus another change in two thousand nineteen the regulation game is now seven innings there was always seven innings I remember it being nine maybe wassail that maybe you nine and then back to seven well I don't know I'll say is I've heard I've heard this year is okay this year it's gonna be seven innings so is it possible that was seven for a while the nine now it's back to seven we'll miss possible again I'll take your word if you place the gel played in a game of the top of the seventh inning what year in five in Detroit look it up look it up I'm Adam loan pitcher base load of bull Gravano played by the late seven there's no shortage of minor leaguers seven seven right there's no shortage right why couldn't she just have five more guys I could you make a bigger roster to me I don't personal when you're playing seven innings doesn't that scream out loud when we think our game is too long and too boring and so going to shorten it now I just to remind you we don't you'll see that in the NFL you don't put the probable should not be played okay because I'm concerned but you don't see them say Hey we're gonna play a half but the minor leagues have one thing that is way ahead of the big leagues and that's the the double header is seven innings in each game which is phenomenal both those games fly seven any I didn't even know I remember double headers are seven innings long and it is amazing that's the one thing I always falls about development so that makes sense right it's about development more news about development more than winning I'm just being honest is it about development these days I think so I mean it will kind of roll like that would tell you yes right what what's your point on you don't think it's about development you think they're actually trying to win in the minor leagues I just don't know they're developing in certain in certain areas sisters your pictures are worse I feel like they throw harder but they have no control but I mean I think ultimately the priority is not like the best minor league system is not necessarily the best record it's maybe the one that has the best talent in it so I mean there's that way to look at it anyway there the other I idea they're saying maybe shorten the game the all star game to seven innings when I think of that I don't I I to me it's just a loud statement that your game is too slow and too long and why would you want to I'd rather see I'd rather come up with ways to make the game more exciting than to shorten it to seven innings I don't like the idea of showing it just as you guys know Kevin's right seven in ninety two thousand five it was a seven inning game but like I look at the scores of all the games I saw twenty twelve it was seventeen to five like wow that's a lot of runs for seven game as nine inning game at Kauffman stadium so you must change it after like like Larry suggested I think it went from seven to nine now its eyes it out complete I'm I'm sorry we it's alright months it's you're gonna make it we were only here to once everything's gonna be okay yeah but what do you think of this one they're saying they're saying that maybe one thing to do two thousand eight is the first nine inning that was a it was let's see several San Francisco eight first futures game was nineteen ninety nine at Fenway Park and there was a story on a two homers two homers for Soriano but what do you think of the idea of ending the ID ending the the rule that says that every team has to be represented I always felt like you know Gerry Gerry nice to go back on this one a lot because he was like Hey look you know you want to have somebody that you can in every local market that you can point to and say that's our guy and as a little kid I totally got that because I want to see Greg meant not one to see Gary Lavelle I want to see you know and I was tuning in some of those years to see my guy but then when the expanded it there's more teams in the league and you've got you know the pirate sending you know Kevin qureia and Mike Williams and you know the guys that you know that really are not all star I I I think I've moved beyond that to the point where give me the best players in the league and if there happens to be seven red Sox and no will raise so be it I I do I just like the tradition I don't know of one brand what yeah one rep and and you know what if if you're on the cusp and you don't make it I mean that's been part of the deal late they if you're sure fire big like all star you're usually in the game your find a way to be in the game right I mean mean mean find a way to play in the game are you just you're gonna be on the roster right so I I I feel like I don't know how I I just I'm not a fan of the NBA all star game this is the only all star game that actually guys play because you don't go in there trying to embarrass yourself you want to give you don't wanna get punched out in three pitches what what this when they're talking about use the.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Eight twenty ten and twenty eleven surge Romo made it that was if you had the list I would have gotten that one he made in twenty thirteen and then we'll Smith this year he's twenty three for twenty three I thought you of all those giant relievers you got your fantasy game three odds to get who you gonna go with out of those all star giant relievers who do you want out there on the bump it in all Sergei were not as regular game three outs to get you can have Wilson role model will Smith man back Brantley the moon man or Gary Lavelle you go with I Wilson and then then was so money there's so money but Brian did it the first time in in in twenty ten he closes out so you know how to do it I'll go over all the rod Beck ninety three right back because he was just so dirty that year and then get a chance to do it Braves Cersei as a rough year the grey here but a rough year alright let's take a time out I think she was going to join us next we'll get his thoughts on which you know what Farrakhan's planning on doing in the final part of this stretch for the for the for the trade deadline and also the giant's swing the bats well suddenly Dickerson Slater they've given him a shot in the arm for sure they just took two out of three from bank of cardinals team and then they get the Rockies and brewers ability coming out of the break so we'll talk a little giants ball next with Hank of these ports with Larry.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

10:08 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Twenty three year old all star point guard d'angelo Russell or shooting guard more I guess on guard anyway point being is that I missed all that jazz but a game and I won in Madison Bumgarner had a vintage day and buster Posey had three heads and Kevin pull our went off plus the NL all star in a all star teams are made and named and will Smith made his all star debut he will make his all star debut in Cleveland as a giant the first left handed reliever from the giants to make an all star game since the name from my youth Gary Lovell in nineteen eighty three so all those things to talk about with my crew go on the home a gas line my cabbie Monday morning to you after a busy weekend a baseball how are you Mike yeah it is apt Monday morning I yes these games for the Oscar Wilde the the fans were loud and and the bomb was the barman and that was the day and will for all star of cools that right I mean truly deserving right how funny last left handed reliever Gary Lavelle you ever come across care level in your day and we got your teammates right yeah we are to make three in the ticket for I think it was last year was but anyway great guy and I don't see enough the card he was one of the most one of the shooters are quite with with bill collector the mobile okay had no fear against anybody put one the scariest at bats eat military was Kerry look well you're the bill too hard to get a highly kick yell whatever the glasses on this in seventy elected to bat and I think of you can give your local Jerry Lovell and I'm the just of bringing him back here just looking at some of his stats in eighty three he two five nine Canada what is an all star and struck at sixty eight ninety seven innings so anyway good stuff man and and can grass to wil Smith but about the other lefty Bumgarner and that was the act of a home stand for him because he struck out twenty batters in two games and winds up tied with Tim Lincecum on the all time San Francisco strikeout list behind one merit shells so what you see from Bumgarner in these last two starts because you know ever since the Dodger Stadium walk off piece that really bummed out he's come back strong you know what we have to go back Dodger Stadium game because you know I I saw him the day after and he was humble mean it absolutely you got to go and when he walked off the field hello you could ever talk about in our common basically was he he'll never forget that moment and he won't that's how big that moma works that stadium they let out a blue that was deep rooted and he heard every one of the forty nine thousand people that were there and he will never forget it I've always said your case is actual guy anyway we always look what he does following yeah and look what he did yeah he goes out again country that level rocky six with curve ball begin done that all year in the letter yesterday he goes out there and deal and he shuts down competent hello good friends and then nine strike out to me in a good game yeah I mean he was cruel and the thing that we noticed about yesterday we got stronger as the game went on and you can say that about his whole year he has gotten stronger since his mechanic up there about separate start to go he is building and and he just looks great levels yesterday was exciting prologue lotteries get Bumgarner all jobs have been lousy on the last day of the series this year and you know that's that's the daily you interject himself in the back and that's what the hell did a good job with but yes when they got that idea they got out before IT was used to yeah the good and cynical tonight by the way families looking to take their mind off NBA free agency got some March on the hill tonight in San Diego all three games stand Monday night Tuesday night Wednesday evening at six ten before they take the fourth of July off I hate that which is terrible game and then come home for Saint Louis over the weekend we can go to the game yeah exactly right so it was a great server Bumgarner and I know we do this every single time Mike in your you've told us every single time I'm not believing it until it happens but we are now in July it's July one and in this is the trade deadline months so are you sticking with your I'm not believe in it theory in that he's he's gonna stick around the the crew go it ain't happenin theory yeah well I think here this is a good chance there if you don't get to it and I'll admit that obviously you know years ago are you hoping for but they're not going to give him away I don't know where our team is going to jail I am a particular but a top prospect for too much real I don't know I really don't know and you know the reason I say that the reason that I said all along the end of this year the giants are gonna get Quayle back and even if you hang on to to bar any if you give him a deal that he wants to stay here except for the giants I think if they get the best deal for the giants then you're gonna have quite ill and you're gonna end up on the with which you and your staff is going next you know that's a big reason why I think that he might and so I think it's fifty fifty in the air right now okay I'll take that old month of July to go more to go towards the cricket well you've always been one of the great religious and relentless optimism guys you and Roger Craig I think are the two best so we'll stick with you and your attitude Mike and we'll see what happens man Mr Posey we even made a mom baby in our little Monday Humm babies and bomb babies because we were talking obviously with you and and Dwayne and a what are you gonna do with them where do you move down the line up and something change over the weekend he has six hits in his last eight at bats what you see with buster Posey driving the outside the guard last year when we sell at all problem going to ship the ball away or use poker you know he's taking advantage of an open right feel when they play the poll and but there was no drive there was no power behind the contact me here it is but on this cruise with there was nothing all right you get through the infield but what we saw this last weekend was he had in a position to use later to be able to drive the ball with authority back to the ball out to right field and you know how hard that is driving the ball and and it would be and he was a cooling of the ball to right field you know you wouldn't he would put on it was was one with power we have that consistently for a year and a half so that really got us excited I'm looking to carry going that's what we've been waiting for right there right there in this the first time he's had discussed the best beat and and he's got some some power back to the basket so you know I don't have to wait to see how we can get better you know it it depends on the now many days later please wait you still come in handy well that I think yeah but what we saw this weekend and really because about making him back with Hammond in the middle the lap belt you've got some correct you've got some bread and everybody else a little bit is a two fifty one now which I know sounds you know like comically low for a guy like Posey but where he was it's a good number in your writing who knows maybe it took this long maybe it took eighty one games I don't know we shall see as soon as tonight when the giants take on the Padres down in San Diego you mentioned a Mike there is the deck doing it again Alex deckers another home run blast to the home I don't know man this guy's a keeper Mike anything of any new over the F. the last three games hang around the ballpark you learn something new about him did you observe something new about him today teammates say something about it has the the legend of Dickerson continuing what number would will will came over and we watched him go to rehab let me just a little bit project to build hello can we Johns and he's out for over here and you know time they got to know this guy you know what you learn about a guy how it goes to a solicitor comes to or you're involved with as a teammate it's a story that you root for especially when you get to know the guy that when you see him come back to start of success it completely energized this is exactly the type of store Dickerson S. he missed not one but two whole years everybody that has ever been in this business as player understands that that is the kiss of death nobody comes back with that and this guy and ability and your ability to come in and appreciate every day like it was his last day you're going to have a good laugh for the record in the clubhouse we appreciate well that is not a fluke he could hit a record he did for you got hurt this guy was a calmer he was gonna be a middle of the border guards are great for a long time and now the cat got a simple if you know what we got the right attitude you prioritizes every party is day the best thing in that field he doesn't for granted yeah and that's how we should go all go through life really as noted on the field and everybody that got better because of him so his presence there is real it's because the stain analysis about local local no doubt Mike you talk about him being real his swing being real I had the game on Friday night it was walk around my house he hit a home run did I hear you say that did I hear you say he hit ten straight during B. P. into the water that day on Friday zero it was easy like you were going from.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

09:32 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Phillies are hawking. The brewers are also out because their starting pitching in you know, they're just they said both these teams have stout. Every game is throwing more than one. And they're a hip today to he hit that point. A robot exceed I was. Got a couple of callers. Let's go to John in Yuba city. How you doing John? Doing great Bill vita great. You guys did a great job on the show. Thanks for coming up. Jeff Stover golf tournaments over the years and the casino wanna Yuba city you. You're great ambassador for the man that was for Jeff would do that for the girl scouts girl scouts. Yeah. That's good. Did you play jump? Several times. Vital, Bloody Mary fillet tail stakes. Story. Peachtree country club in Marysville. We played the tips, and he had a thousand golf bowl than his bad. I never seen anything like it. He's got a thousand clubs in his garage to don't get me wrong. He's got more clubs and balls. Let me say he's got a tremendous rounds of believe it or not sometime I might hit a new ball each shot. I might drive in new bone a might hit my protein may put into vodkas to the kids. Yeah. Yeah. I use them as balls. Go ahead. John. Thanks for calling him. So go ahead. What you had a question here. You're talking about Willie metal. He wanted to talk about Willie Mak. I grew up in San Francisco, I was lucky enough to go to candlestick in all those days, windy days of crazy weather days. And I watched Willie Mack the time I was gonna remember seven eight years old back in the sixties. And wanna remember those about Willie Mays Willie Mack? He was the sole of the giants. And he was just a quiet later a role model that any kid any fan would wanna follow. I mean, he was just such a class act. But I think him and Nate Thurman and L owls the same main. Those three gentlemen were just they were just professional and then watching willy willy would take the air out of the park, as you know, you play with them on any. I mean, he he was the greatest lefthanded power. I think of our lifetimes, I never saw Babe Ruth. But I just think we'll hit. Yeah. Yeah. The thing is John. I mean, he was the type of player when he came to bat. Just like when Barry Bonds that everybody stopped if you stopped because he he was on the circle and everybody said, okay. He's up next. I'm not going to the bathroom. I want to sit here and watch watch this guy. I see. Barry was very I mean, you had those hall of fame type players did that where he knew he was coming up next. You're not gonna miss his best, AVI? Something special. Sure. Yeah. I thought I tell people Steph Curry's MRs are better than most guys makes and was the same way. Most guys contact. So you. Thanks again. For did a great job. We appreciate it. You know? I don't know if you know that but the NBA finally put Allison hall of fame. I sell it. I thought that was very coolly rake guy. He is your I know him very well on detering gradulate. Dow have the two nights ago. All right. Let's get to Peter and San Francisco Peter you're on with Bill tonight. Peter either. Either Dan is either. Well, we'll get back to. Peter's got to put the phone down put the radio down. Then talk does. So anyway, but you know, one of the things that he was talking about it as true, you you talk about these stars layers come to bat and any team. You know, you love, you know, are not, oh, you know, you always talk about or to Lewinsky or yellow chimneys guys are just get your attention. Again. You can see I mean, something the way they walked they carry themselves. You know, this guy's a star. Yep. Well, that's how I feel at Madison Bumgarner we watched him grow. And when he goes to when he goes on the mount I mean when I look at it starts when did you start next? I know he started Pittsburgh Friday. I mean, I look because I liked to watch them compete under certain pitchers like Scherzer's another one. Yeah. Ause burs. Another one Strasbourg is stays healthy. I think he could be the best pitcher in the national. I really do. He just has a lot of injuries. That's probably can't stay healthy. Now have Patrick Corbin over there. They signed him as a free agent. He lightning out twelve strikeouts. The other day. So did we do our early season fix for playoffs and the glowing? We didn't we'll get to that. Let's get back to Peter. Peter's back. I live Peter. How are you tonight? I'm doing fine. I met you once in the Costco store, I told you about that. Poster. I made sure I do. Go ahead. Peter. I have two quick stories. I wanna tell you one about Willie MAC and the other one is about Gary Lavelle, I used to drive a cab in the city, and we pull up to the circle just before the end of the game. And what I always remember would be to junior July night kitschy to agrees that and the wind is blowing and Gary Lavelle would come out throwing that underhand pitch from right field. And these guys were trying to hit it. And if they did fell it off it would kill their hands. Like oh watching Gary Lavelle in the nineteen inning. In those conditions was pure one and joy, big leg. Kick you'd get that knee up real high and come sidearm sometimes. But his breaking ball was now. Asti hit one of the better breaking balls off left hander. And there's one about Willie McCovey that that I've told a couple of times. But I think you'd like to hear this one. I was sitting behind third base more or less up on the top way way up behind home plate. And and they were playing the dodgers. It was it was four three. And there's a guy on second base. And either clot seeing or Ron Kurnaz. He came in who who's the left-hander? I can't remember. I thought it was a paranoid ski. Anyway, he came in. And it was about the eighth inning. And they threw him pitches in they just inside pitches. A whole fouled about five to six of all long home runs. But. Way way foul and he's an everybody in new. There's only two things that are going to happen. He's gotta give a straight that that ball out or he's gonna strike out dramatically. To lose right? The ball is still bouncing around in the football seats. That's true to let me ask Peter. How many games did you go out candlestick and watch you get allow out there? Well, I came I came to San Francisco during the Haight Ashbury days boy. And yeah. And one of the reasons I came to San Francisco to watch Willie Mays my favorite player, and I never saw ahead headed home run. But I saw him hit a home. I'm must've saw online on tour three hundred at candle Peter, Peter. Yeah. If I break start saying if you going to say, you're gonna do the trust. Yeah. Would you would you pick up the land and carry that tune for me, he sure some waiters? If now going to say, France this go, Peter you say, I hit sake. Apprentice. In your hair? But you know, you I'll tell you one thing when here a quick story about oracle. I saw Jimi Hendrix play at oracle arena before it was called oracle. You mean in Oakland? Yeah. Okay. At the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. That's what it was at the time. You pitch. During the World Series games. Just doing my job. Yes. In my job. Peter. Thank you so much for giving us a call the night. We appreciate your support and your call. Give us a call another time. When we're I will. I will. I love listening to you to your your your delight. Well, we have shaped up Peter and thanks again. Peter Peter from San Francisco, no your word, ho- soggy. All right. We're gonna take a quick break here. Eight kmby oh about ten minutes left to show. Give us a call. We'll get you on. He's on the hill.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

09:03 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Yeah. But it was difficult. It was difficult to play their interface was that great either. Hey, I was there when Pete Rose is there, and, you know, Pete, he never setting and he goes I'm getting how outta here 'cause the customs, and we have to wait. And the dogs are stiffen are your every time in every time. Yeah. Yeah. Does that two weeks later, we're in San Francisco, and they fifty cameras outside. You know, candlestick fifty cabin reports. He walks in. He says nice playing with you. I'm going to be the plane was res-. I told you getting out of here right done Inara bombs. I said take me with you. That didn't work. Work either. So we'll see I pulled up a one liner here. And I know vite is gonna laugh at this one. Wolford ninety percent of the game is half mental. Come from. Back there. Playing drinking too much. Actually got paid by Reader's Digest twenty five dollars cash. The check because I needed the money. When I read that. I said, yeah, I can see Jim Wilford say that no doubt the most serious. No what what's divined set of guy coming off to bitch pitch. Anyone will tell us about that? You know, what I really liked about? The National League was. You had to be ready as I was good fastball hitter. And you know, you use more because the pitching moves late in the game. You could feel the movement of game Berkeley. Anybody? So I love the National League. And and and you have to be ready at mentally I had to just and and you work at I mean, I think baseball's adapting to what role you become and hey, that's how it is. You do what it takes to win. And we're car. That's we did. And I enjoyed it. And and you know, just try to hang around. You know, who was who was really a hitter you kinda learned about when you learned a technique 'cause you're one of the better pinch hitters in. You're in seemed like every time against the closer. Who did you kinda talk to to to get that mental approach? Well, you know, come up the royals. I learned a little about, you know, George Brett and how McCray and then going over to the Burs you watch you out mauled or then you go the giants, and you see a great players had their, you know, you just have to be aggressive hidden hitting a fastball with guys like lease mantis. Some of these guys now in the hall of fame. You gotta you gotta hit number one right ahead. No more. You guys know that you're going to play the big, and I was forced to make contact, and you know, just watching guys over years work hard. I think that's the biggest thing the bigger you gotta try to improve. When when you went to hitting when you were into the box and say of batting practice. What you work on certain techniques going the opposite way. Did you try to pull what were some of the thought patterns when you went into that cage when you had your fifteen twenty minutes before the game to work on things. Did you kind of think about well? In can't be taught a situation hitting. So the first time, you know, we getting a cage we hit a ball. And we bought two then we hit play tell you hit run. They get run over. And then, you know, situation hitting and that that's how I became. I learned in Kansas City and freight and always must me Henderson. You take batting practice. Could. Where'd you learn that from I learned from the? And just how they taught us. He's baseballs all situations. You got her is sure nowadays, we see so many people striking out. I just don't relate to that one hundred hundred fifty bats and say five strikeouts. And you know, what that's what the kind of teaching the home run. Enter to do we want you to try to get the launch angle and hit it out of the ballpark. We don't care if you strike out. And that's the mindset that's changed about it. And that's bad. That's bad for the George Brett hit three ninety struck out twenty seven times and who's the guy in San Diego. You know, the great, Chris, you know, the Tony Gwynn nineteen struck out while people make even you watch out to be really good hitters. They may contact yell. Sure. You don't see him dropping and a lot of times. It's a ball just down at his feet or a hard slider. Something that's out of the zone words in his own. All of a sudden it breaks out. That's what usually those guys strike out at. But if it's an strike zone. They're putting the bat to the ball. Yes. It all the great players mauled or. Yeah. Brat. All those great call Saint players. Those guys hit they hit good with two strikes too. Big time, you know, and you know, what? I there's great hitters. Don't get me wrong. But it's a different game. Now. Nothing wrong with it. It's just the players that we played with in our air. Just doesn't understand that. They don't understand all the different things that are happening. It's more of an information highway, and you gotta learn it, and and get out there and plant. Yeah. It is. It's still the same game. Though. You guys, you know, that you got up command as a pitcher get the ball to the plate with three pitches and the hitter, you gotta hit, you know, you gotta make I believe that. I mean, if you can't go up there hit thirty home runs. What's a matter? That's what Astros do well because they they make a lot of contact who guys they'll they'll play the ball around on. We're speaking Jim Wilford on can be sports before we let you go. Jim. I know you were real close friends with Willie McCovey, and we're trying to get some some stories from players that knew him and you played with them. There were so many clips that I've seen you hug on them after game winning hit so many different things that you did tell us a little bit about your relationship with him. And. What it means to you? Well, it's so honored to be able to play with him as last season. I came in nineteen eighty Willie McCovey was just a great guy. And you know, he was very proud Willie back. The war started nineteen eighty glare. Her was the first award winner. He embellished what the game was about. And you know, he was a quiet leader. Yeah. That was such a great player. Humble. And he continued all the way to the end. And he's tournament. I was so honored him get playing his term until I got to play with the guy. I really do. I think a lot of people. He's a four decade player. Wasn't it four or five decade pretty much? Was very close. I asked Gary Lavelle earlier about when you think of Willie McCovey do you think of an offense a player or defensive player? What do you think? I saw at the end. But but when I saw I was there at the World Series game. He hit that line drive. Bobby Rishard my dad took me game. And you know answers from you know, that was unbelievable. Yeah. I always remember how far he could hit a ball. And I think he hit the ball farther left handed ever saw it. Yeah. I I mean, I saw him as a kid and Willie Mays and those were the best an Email Cepeda was really good. And it's true. And and us I mean, all the players that we mentioned in the last twenty minutes that you play along how many hall of famers that you were part of in friendships with and how many guys you could probably go the hall of fame and go I played with him. I played with them. You have a list of him going off your arm. I mean, it's true. And I can't be rose number eleven. I believe it should be in there and another guy hit also Mickey Lois. Oh, thank you very much. Mickey lola's. Yeah. About that. Yeah. He was it was tough bigtime three. I think games thirty. He did sixty six day. Yeah. Thank you for being our mystery Gaz Danny's telling me. Thanks. Bye. Bye. Manager for good friend of ours. Got you got you. When he heard his laugh, I thought for sure you know, I was blank, man. All right. We're going to be right back. Eight awake. Kmby are for the next half hour on the phone. All in see if you're listening to us give some questions of what we just talked about. We have some great guests that now it's time. Let's talk some baseball eight away kmby are with vita blue and Bill asking we'll be right back on kmby arts sports leader. On the hill with vita blue and Bill Laskey sponsored by Lou Nargis markets.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

13:19 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Brooke, Sean, NBR six San Francisco ASEAN HD to send the tail station. This is on the hill with a lefty and the righty coming right at you. And Alaskan on Kenyan. Sports leader. All right. Welcome back to the final hour of a blue Bill last. Where the great I mean, Gary Lavelle was great rob Nance outta grouts. Of course, all three good friends of ours and could pitchers. I mean when you look at the numbers, and you start looking at all time, save leaders. And you know, what was good about Scotty and our conversation with him was it's difficult to go from earlier to starter or started early. It is really difficult and you're doing it at a major league level. I don't know how those guys do it into. It's hard people think it's easy. It's glad I knew that. I was pitching today. Oh, you know everywhere. Tomorrow Sunday, again, they'd have my you know, at least three starts on the boat. I know I'll be pitching against like you'd see who'd on pas go to be read the papacy who was hot who was playing with. Oh, man. I got and you'd be aware. Of course, you get the Scott report to so most of the time, you just had to get yourself ready to people ask me, what did they do for you analytic Weiser's scouting wise things like that. And literally you and I talk about this all time we used to go in the sporting green and look at box for who was hot hot who discovered report was real simple. This guy's a first ball. Fastball hit if you know you catalog that in your brain anyway, but most times God will pull this guy's hot some kid came up from triple eight. We didn't know they give you the scoop on him, and you know in all ya. Young players good fastball hitter. So I mean being a fastball pitch I would show them a fastball. You want to try to get them with the breaking ball you change. Yeah. Well, and and that's a lot of things have changed because even back in our day. Some of the scouting reports you you question on who is the scout. What was he watching because his meows, a sinker? Ball slider. Say can't hit the slider. And I'm like, well, he hit my slider. So there's a lot of things have changed. And it's good for the game is good for knowledge of the game knowledge of the opposing team as just putting into the play. Yeah, for sure. All right. Well, our next guest is our surprise guest. Vinay we're going to bring him on. So our surprise guest. If you're there. Hello, Mr. guests. Our you. I'm here. I'm here. Okay. Now this mystery guests played with vita blue with the San Francisco Giants in nineteen eighty eighty one. Is that correct? Yes. Okay. Now, you were an outfield or correct. Yes. Okay. Now, were you a right handed hitter or a left handed hitter? Did you switch over white handed all the way? Quite get. Okay. Now. Also, you're really good friends with Willie McCovey. Is that true? Yeah. Yeah. Okay. All right. To all right. And you know, some of the outfielders that you had in their early eighties. Gary Matthews was one of them. Yes. I think also Hernan Larry her was another good name vited. You remember him? Larry heard or mystery guests yet. Okay. That's good. Well, the mystery guests also started out his career as a Kansas City Royals that correct? Now you also transferred from the royals to the brewers. Correct. Milwaukee Brewers yet. Yes. But you ended your career in Canada's Montreal Expos right along with you Bill. Yes, sir. We were we were teammates we were teammates and early eighties. And then we were teammates and the expo any idea. Vita? I don't have a clue that's even better. Right. Mr guests. We got her. All right now, you should not do hear that laugh by that. You should have caught that that lafley right there. No idea by figures out row quick he ran into one of my buddies up and me. No. And he told one of my buddies. I couldn't hit water by fell out. So vital mystery still I'm still have that one. Brain sale left. Okay, now, hold on mystery guests I'll tell him where you're from. And I guarantee he'll know this mystery guests, Liz invite Saliou, California, and you actually played the wolf. Good to hear from both of you. Jabel realistically, probably hit three fifty the lifetime. Coming off the best. Charlie Lau one handed swing. The hardest on the ever phase. And I saw to ninety five. Late kate. The Baruch league. It took me a while. I thought you'd get a device sale mayor by Sahlia come on. Let me see where I was from Fresno by. Both of you a great competitors Bill. You came in eighty two did a hell the job, and it's all about pitching. And that's what the Oakland A's had. And also the giants had maybe two. Well, Jim, you know, we we we're talking to Jim Wolford our good friend and you played outfield for she's how many years fifteen major league years. Nice career. I came up with a shortstop George Brett, he's at hall of fame. And I'm here in Pismo beach. Put it that way. We'll see I gotta ask. I gotta ask you you played with a handful of characters manager Jack mckeon, George Bamberger. Let's see who else. I got buck Rogers, my favorite manager of all. I can't stand out. My here. Buck rogers. And also Frank Robinson. Give us some stories on some of these guys. Well, I'll tell you know, Jack in the big leagues and training while he got fired Wijers took all the. But Jan good guy. You end up being you know in San Diego. But Frank is you know, pray was a har-. I was playing American League when he was a player manager for the Indians. Frank was great player. Plus he knew what was going on. He was Mark baseball, man. But he's great player, and he came up at a time when he pushed back every know how to play the game. You know? And then we Dave bristle that one year, we think Dave, okay? But he had a lot of meetings that one. Yeah. Two hundred we leave. That was unbelievable. I melt may and I used to sit next year Imelda's time to go home. His very first big-league catch him on the phone. And the first thing you, send me don't shake off rook you hear everything I put down your throat. Hello. This is gonna be great. Well, Jeff ransom next game. I went said Frank, I don't know if I convinced melting. We knew how Milton may was like a sergeant what he said some too. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Big time. His dad was peaky me. No kidding. Let me let me ask you, George Bamberger was one of the guys, you know, when he was at the brewers man, you've you played with some great players under brewers. That was that was all monster team. Not hobbies things leftover from it was it was before that. Yeah. Okay. Time we had we had Robert. Yeah. Pall Mall, or Gorman Thomas will be so Cooper who we want a hundred games one year. Ten games out. The Orioles one hundred ten dad pitching over there too. No doubt. They didn't have we didn't have you know, whatever they playoffs like have the day. Right. Could've been a while. Yeah. We had no wild twelve. That's what it was. But by tell you he was on one of the best teams in history. Baseball oakley. Yeah. We we had a good run. We can't we have some good games against you guys who in Kansas City. Yeah. You know? But you know, you guys great pitching deep pitching and pitching wins series wins. Sure. Well, wolf a you follow giants as we do and vita came up with probably ten years ago. He's pitching pitching pitching. It's always about pitching. If you've got solid starters. Good middle and solid closers. You're gonna you're gonna win one in two to one game. What what happened giant one three World Series? Ten pitchers. Can't an ad is gone Bopha. Yeah. Right. Absolutely. Eighty two. We had four closers. We had Al what's. Yeah. We had Randy mafias, Gary Lavelle and the moon, man. You laugh you light on? Never got red. But he I take you to her sicker. Same Bill, and you are. Had an over the top. I mean, he he had nasty action on that. And and some of the things that he pulled off base blow nobody out strike out the side to shake nothing. And you know, he he had no fear of any hitter. That was one thing and eighty two eighty three when his top years were moon, man was awesome. Oh, yeah. Him in Kansas City, ashore, stop and he eventually got traded for Fran. He. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That was when you were with the royals was was George Brett still there. We'll fee was George rutta starting. Yeah. He was coming up behind. That's when I being outfielder John shirl was system parm after you say you're gonna go to league, I said what we're gonna do you gonna play out guys winning John? Get over. Play outfield. AGM? What what you did you play triple A and you played Omaha. Right. Yes. Seventy thousand seventy okay. Now, you had Jamie. That was George Brenton Jamie quirk that was his best buddy. I remember him. Yeah. I remember the Q. Yeah. I was started with the royals. That's where I started out in. Yeah. I got traded over. Yeah. I wasn't home. I got traded with rich gale for Jerry Martin, the really crazy, man. Played with him. Guess what? Rich. Gale was the slowest pitcher that could pitch. I mean took them a minute between pitches. I mean, he was well so low as guys to get the ball and throw never forget that he was a human rain delay. Exactly. Well, you know, some of the years you had of course, you had some great years in your in your career. You you talk about George bread and you talk to about the the players brewers. But when you went to the Expos, the Expos had some great players, Tim Raines Carter often, you know, they were stacked plow Steve Rogers. What what was it when you played with some of these great players? You know, how did you manage when you got a pinch hitter? You got to play. How did you fit in with these guys I loved it? I thought I was going to get my World Series. Yeah. We had at all. I mean, Albuquerque being hall fame. I mean. Yeah. The hitting machine rate. Oh, big time. And we had a great wedge Jefford. Steve Rogers, Bill go. I mean, Charlie early Lee. Yeah. Charlie. I mean, we just had a great team. But you know, we're nothing against trial, but his light planning America. But still that was a tough place to play it, really. You guys. What the problem was? And and wealthy will know they had glass partitions up. Whereas like hockey where you couldn't even talk to the fans is like you're mimicking him between last we'll understandings, and you couldn't get any kind of fan base there. And then you had you know, wolf Wolfe's greatest mascot was there. The expo..

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

11:16 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"I didn't Bill here behind the mic. Standing behind the glass pushing us through marquee on the hill tomorrow for the Colorado Rockies. They've lost eight in a row. The Rockies are struggling vita. They're three and twelve I really thought this team was going to battle for I assure. I thought it was gonna be, you know, obviously, the dodgers are reigning champs. Not those who beat the dodgers. And who else that I thought the Bach is because they played good at all about the the second place team and a San Diego, we felt if they could jell together with the young group of sure ahead they've done that. And Todd teeth juniors has been Dalen down there playing shortstop. And that was you know, so so now the Rockies are really in a hole there three and twelve in the eight in a row already in the beginning of the year, you know, as well as I do as a struggle digging yourself out of a hole is well, we'll see if the giants could sweep them tomorrow. Dr Colin Underhill tomorrow and he's pitching. So well, I'm so glad he signed back here. He was happy to be here. And he's a delight in the in the locker room guys love them. And and you know, I heard some good interviews. He said this is where I wanted to go. This is the place to change me when I struggled when I was with the Rangers. And and I'm glad he's back and he's doing well for the giants guess sometime if just the right environment for you. It's not even about the money where do I wanna play where I can be comfortable by family can feel good about themselves with a good environment. And sometime guys choose choose their locations based on those factors. Well, our next guest. We have is a good friend of ours. Yellow back in Louisiana staying up for us. And he was all star in nineteen eighty five and L E R leader nine thousand nine hundred ninety is also one of the San Francisco's wall of fame. Let's welcome in Scotty, grouts, what's up, Mr. William girls. How's it going Bill by? I heard by the laughing he eight new I was saying. He did. And he just said all he says red wines. He drank. You have to ask like, I gotta get into Kreider to send me some more. Oh, I'm sure he will. I'm sure he may deliver it to you. To take him fishing and hunting again. Yeah. That coming might might not know it. But now he does. Putting fresh your back out of right? You're good at that. Scotty, I I like you in fresh both of them to keep coming back to fantasy camp, and it's working. So that's even better. Oh, awesome. Well, you know, we we talk into closers we've been talking to guys that Gary Lavelle, and we had Robin on and and your career really was just the opposite. The you you went from a reliever to a starter. And of course, the numbers is a reliever were outstanding. But when you went to a starter. I mean, you just have some Seychelle numbers at let's go back to your relief days. Let's go back into the day in nineteen eighty five. It was where you were finished forty four games. Thirteen saves. Tell us a little bit about that year. You are in seventy four games. Well, it was it was kind of in that spring. Jim, Dan or took over the club and going into spraying. It was just like I was just kind of kind of finest a role and that spring. Mony Mooney got hurt. So dad became up to me and. Mark davis. Some basically said you're going to be the less. You know, you're going to be the ride. He's an often. And you know, then things kind of went from there. We got in a lot of games, and we were able to you know, kinda kinda, you know, go along. But as a as a team we struggled that year. So I mean, it was it was it was kinda difficult. But yet at the time for me it was almost like a breakthrough year. But I tell you that was the year you made the all star team nationally golf star team you had twenty four scoreless inning streak that year while how did you stay focus? How did you stay in? That realm. Did you think about it? Did you go out there going? I got twenty two. I gotta get a couple more outs. Here. You know? Did you think of that? When you went out was the pressure that even thought of. I think what happened was whereas the cargo and some reporter came on today, you got twenty four scores went out that day gave up a run. Thanks a lot. Remember that year? I went I don't know if it was June or July, and I think it was happening came out and said read the reports they put on the table, you know, before you know, the game, and he says, yeah. And giving up a whole one yet. That's nice hack. We appreciate it. But you know, you know, when you when you go back to the days, you know, I'm looking over numbers. I remember when you came up in eighty two and eighty three, you know, you're just starting to feel it out and eighty four you kind of got into a little bit more. But I keep going back to this eighty five nineteen eighty five was you're really year where you kicked in seventy four games. You're in forty four finish those numbers jump at me jury member that year. Do you? Remember, what clicked for you? I think even your winter ball went down and worked on the on the split, and it really started down at Dominican Republic, and it really started working. And then when I got to spring training. I remember throwing the baby. Time. And he was like what is that? Bob, bradley. And so I threw it again. And I mean, it was it was just like all sudden, you know, for him to kind of say that. And then, you know, starting to pitch some of the games playing. You know, guys that I pay for maybe struggled. You know, I'm throwing the split and all of a sudden now making them look bad. And I'm like, hey, maybe, you know, it just gave me that competence to be able to go out there and really go after ties and in towns guys, and then from there it really just kind of kinda went on. And you know, I know, you know, with Roger Craig there, we kinda, you know, after eighty five year after Debbie was calling on eighty Mony came back, and he was like, well, we're gonna put you in the rotation again. So I started eighty six as as a starter. And I went out and struggled and really didn't do that. Well, and then we got Steve Carlton and sometime in July and I ended up pitching. The the last half of eighty eighty six back in the pen. And I take I went ten and two ten days, and you know, out of the bullpen, Dan. So I mean, really the bullpen was kind of a good fit for me at the time. But I was just happy to be to big lake. What do you want to do? I'm just happy to be there. We're talking to Scotty girls here on kmby are and I'm looking at these numbers in eighty six year thirteen nine and you had eighteen starts, and then you had fifty three games. And you're exactly what you're saying. Ten saves. So you're kind of flip flopping mental approach. How did that change for you? You know in eighty six is is when you know, we'll was there in in Robbie, and we just kind of went from down near eighty five. Also now things are started around attitude change, and we're starting to be more competitive, you know, in the division, and it was just kind of like, you know, it was exciting to kind of get back in and, you know, kinda be fighting for you know, I guess and so to me anything I could do to to help the ball about. I was I was gonna do. And and you know, I've struggled starting and just couldn't find, you know, you know, mechanics. I just always struggled. It seemed like until eighty nine I struggled really fun and about how to be a pitcher instead of thrower. And I tell kids this, you know, to day, I said, you know, we gotta be pitchers not doors. I threw for too long. And I said it just you know, it just doesn't work. So, you know, back then it was just starting was hard for me relieving, I keep go out there and go that one or two innings, and and let it go. And it it worked really well. But seriously, you prefer to be in the bullpen versus being in the starting rotation knowing that you're gonna pitch also. And so today against such a team versus you get to call the bullpen. You rather just have that short notice get up and get into game you prefer that. I really, you know, when I was the thrower, Scott. I really wanted to just go that one or two innings and just and just let it fly right in in nineteen eighty nine when you know, Bob lose up to and said, hey, we're gonna make you a starter. Again, you know. And then I really, you know, kind of you know, talking to big daddy. I started asking questions started learning about how to be here. And then once that happened, I went it can't be busy. But you started learning to not throw every pitch as one hundred percent. You start learning location is is hitters things. Like, sure, right. And so in early in my career, I was just here. Let it fly. And and and hope for the best for vita nineteen eighty nine. Scotty, I here's another staff from in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine vita. He started twenty nine games when a hundred ninety three innings ahead of two point two eight earned run average. I guess he did. Okay. Take that. Yeah. I mean, you were fourteen at five with a two point two eight and just dynamic numbers to complete games one hundred forty nine hits in hundred ninety three innings, and you you're you strike outs where huge hundred nineteen Forty-six walks. And then you just kept going from there in nineteen ninety at thirty one starts of back to back solid years. If you were talking, I know of you coached, I know you still coach what what can you teach a kid that you want to be really really want to be a starter. What do you kind of the approach as a coach in your mind? How do you make them succeed in either role? I'm really the first thing I tried to do with all these young kids. Now, it's just teaching the game as much mental as physical. And so we have to learn how to make adjustments and on the mound. We have on mechanics. And and we gotta learn to hit our spots. You know, we can never throw hard enough. I tell multi I'm I gave up a lot of home runs going ninety six ninety seven. To play. You know, you, you know, there's a purpose. You know, every every throw has a purpose. And you know, we just can't throw it towards the catcher we have to, you know, start in spots and.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Yup. Okay. And then when I get my son lives in San Diego. So when I get out there. Visit you'd never raider. Yeah. Sure. I was gonna say that talk about then. Wow. Tommy Griffin to. Yeah. Yeah. Right. One there too. Yeah. So see those guys get out the San Diego, and, you know, talk to Nelly quite a bit and try to stay in touch with Lee master and. So there's you know. Yeah. I think the come Rodriguez missile lunch. You know? It's like having talked to you in ten years. It's like we never been, you know, apart. So that's that's what we try to do. We try to bring some of our friendships back into talk a little bit. And remember things and some of the positives that we remember each other and some of the stories and. It just expand so much when she started talking about it and things come back to us. So quickly. Yeah. It really does, you know, and it's harder as you get older, you know, and you start losing for like Frank, and, you know, great respect yours. It's tough. But so the baseball family gear that we have amongst ourselves. It's it's pretty unique, man. And it's always nice if able to call someone such yourself and reminisce about the stuff we did on the field as well as I live off to fill it up to today. And and how I lives have panned out swift, number, first and foremost, how's your hell? You know, good health is at least for me that's important for me every day. How you doing punch house health going on good? Haven't had any issues, you know, other than I had some ankle surgery. And you know, the bones are creeping a little bit. You hitting a golf ball at all punch. Gold ball. Awhile ever since my day. Ankles fuse. So I switched. Well. Here's what everybody has. Here's what everybody asked me. Do your still throw them. Like, why do I need to throw sixty guaranteed? Gary Lavelle still Trudeau steel throw. I guarantee. No way. I I people ask me obviously into while. You're still throwing them like, no. You don't wanna be sore? No kidding. For the next three weeks. I think those days are over. Well, Gary is always good to hear your voice. And it's always good to talk to you and vitamin. I appreciate you staying up tonight and beautiful Virginia. Thanks for calling in. Coach, buddy. Hello that the Jonny Lee Ford, set, a low and definitely Gary we'll keep you in mind, and and keep our conversations going with your Pudge. We appreciate your time tonight. Very good and get those giant school men like to see him keep winning. All right, buddy. Thank you again. Gary take care guys got blessed joke. Lavelle good friend of ours for many years, and he was nasty had a big old break ball Viglen kicking through from the through side, Madison. But without the leg. What about his move to first base? It bring that knee up and all the way up to for. He was he was really strong left handed reliever. David wanted the first two left to right at Kumbo having Moffitt. Yeah. Came along with Terry foster, and and the goose would they what the White Sox? Lefty righty matchup that was who did that was Chuck tendered at that would goose and Terry foster, I I got him with the manager question here. Did he spend it? He kinda did he got gotta hit it a little bit. This was interesting man, I respected him. But I didn't understand that. He kinda he kinda did the off the. All right. We're gonna take a quick break here. Gary Lavelle joined us talking to our good friend, and we are on Cain. Be our sports leader. We'll be right back. You're listening to on the hill with vita blue and Bill Laskey sponsored by Nargis markets with eight locations to serve you in the bay area. Quite simply the best on KNB are six eighty feet. The sports lead deciding what to eat before you watch.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

15:49 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Sports talk show by the blue Bill Laskey sitting behind the mikes as the giants of wonder third straight game against Colorado three game winning streak. Five runs. Eleven hits. For the giants today to to run six for the Rockies as Madison Bumgarner picked up his first win this season. And just a great game. I thought they played quick fast paced game, especially after eighteen innings last night that took him well over six hours way into the night. And they still had fireworks? By one o'clock. I heard that today who can ever heard wasn't real happy about that. All right. Our first guest is staying up in Virginia for as vita is a two time all star good friend of ours. Let's welcome to the show. Gary Lavelle, good evening. Mr lavelle. How you doing guys? We're doing good. Thanks for staying up for us tonight. Gary we appreciate that g Bill. What's up? Gary. Good, man. I'm good. You sounded good. How's everything? Everything's good. At in Virginia. They get a lot of rain fish Pudge. I was looking at some of the things that you've been doing since you retired. And I wanted to talk a little bit about the Greenbrier Christian academy high school team that you were coaching. You had five hundred wins a five plus state title. Tell me a little bit about this high school team you've been coaching. Well, actually wanted twelve state titles but retired three years ago. You know, a tremendous honor to be able to coach till out of fine. Young guys. You know, teach him the game of baseball. So how many years did you do that gear? About twenty five. Wow. So you jumped right into it. You I know you coach. So you you you were pitching coach for many years in the minor leagues with the Yankees. I do believe wasn't it. Yeah. It's about five here with the and then I started with high school. Then I came back to school traveling in pro ball anymore. What the Yankees don't Yankees. Go. First class. The big leagues. Does your like those bus rides more fudge? They get old real quick. So impressed after that to patients in Virginia allow cheetah teach their children. Was it? Good. The hell's going on here. A good coach you have to play both. Have players. No, man. I'm just Razzie Gary. You're good, man. And you have good character. And I'm sure that she taught those kids something other than baseball. Well, I mean, I think it's more or less like looked at it as a ministry, more or less style. You guys find a way, right? Yeah. I think we all need direction at some point in their lives. So absolutely, no doubt the occur. You know, one of the big things that bite it. I like to talk about when we get on. Here is pitching. And one of the things that I kind of try to make this show about is the closer the setup, man. Of course, you finished your career with one hundred thirty six saves your eighty and seventy seven earned run average under three two point nine three career earned run average. When when you focus on the years that you played and you were two time all star. What were some of the things focus points that you can kind of tell our listeners of of how do you were so focused when you came into certain situ? Relations with men on base or closing out a game. I think you know, there's a certain mind together as a starting pitcher, and are certain mindset, I think as a closer started most of them are early career. And you know, it's only big different mindsets. You're trying to appear couple days ahead. And then day the game. You're. You know, looking to a lineup closer, though, you're you're coming in the situation. It's kinda whatever that situation is. And you got for period of time to have success. And you know, I think you go full lower at it. Because you know, you're not going to to or self starter base until later to pitch. Well, we have fish Compaq. No. I don't think they worried about. I think the pitch count was when you're backing up third base too many times in your arm slot car start. No. I think you know, role of a closers changed so much over the years. You know, of course, closing that you could have been in the game anywhere from the seventh inning on right right nowadays. They got you know, that specialty. They got the up guy and. Closers still want any. So I think they, you know, it's probably a good change of get a lot of guys. And, you know, fifty sixty games it'd be say in the I think it's a good development in the game. Or the other thing too, Gary were speaking, Gary Lavelle, and can be are is the bullpens now have eight nine guys in them. I mean, they're building bullpens with so many arms back in the day. There was some bullpens at what four guys sometimes maybe five guys. Well, I think you know to see the difference in what the start or do, you know, like wouldn't fight? And you're starting you guys were trying to go complete games out flu nowadays. They don't want to go five six innings get him out of their quality start. They call ago. Yeah. Yeah. And you know, nowadays, it's, you know, give me five innings, and it will get the relievers in there. So in the late seventies. You and Randy Moffitt were really the the righty lefty combination. And again in the eighties with the moon man, and you had alcohol one down there. Telecel your thoughts on Randy Moffett because. Does somebody told me you used to it was called the Ellen MC sweet combination or something like that? Yeah. We used to slip time month with a sinker slider and head great on. Also started men, you know, say a straight sinker guy, and we used to split the role. If there was more left. He's coming up. But I get it. If more righties Randy you'll get it or Moumen will get it. And the way they, you know. Or bring in. Yeah. Those are those were the days when you're literally was righty left ear the combination like that. And you know, I was reading on your baseball references in nineteen Eighty-one. You started three games. Only three starts you had in your career. What the hell happened in eighty one to make start that had to be Frank Robison. It was Franklin Eighty-one. Sure. Yeah. I think we were struggling with our starters. And yes, I would give it a Jewish. You know? And it was just I didn't want to do it. But it was still and such a long time. Yeah. I found myself, you know. Like, I said earlier different mindset, totally different mindset in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven first all star year posted a two point zero five earned run average and seventy three games forty nine game. Finished twenty saves that year that was your fourth year in the big leagues. What plug what kind of catapulted you into that? I think any pitcher success they have confidence when they walk on the mail that pay, you know, to do a job, and I'm going to do it. And I think you come on do I think it'd be? Aware of what you have to do more and more. And I think experience helps you on ways. That was you know, part of growing up process. I think I think every reliever goes through or every pictured echoes through 'Success. Experiences. Well, in nineteen seventy eight my buddy cross from a blue was eighteen ten that year. Nineteen seventy eight you were thirteen and ten and yet, you know, you had fourteen saves. But I mean, you finished a lot of games for mister blue next to me. I think at that point to like, I said if you're coming in seventh any nine a lot of times you come in when the game was tied or on rundown right to team rallied in late innings, and obviously. Knepper had eighteen to twenty wins. You what seven eight hundred seventy seven eight. Yeah. We had a good staff. I think John Curtis you with on their Randy and things were jelly for Joe out to valley. Yeah. That's right. No, that's true. That's true. Guy. Don't forget the count. He'll be peeled. Oh, yeah. Kalicki was there too. I think so. Yeah. Are you at your eleven season career with the San Francisco Giants six San Francisco managers, you went through give me your best manager you had in your worst manager. Well, the one that she had the most. But the best and the one that you had a little trouble with that. Is that better? You guys always have a good question. Vitalize fire questions like that. At the time was get together. I got to walk up to you punch. Assay? I'm wasn't your worst. Okay. Let's let's rephrase it who is the manager that you'd like to play for death. I think cows the belly. I liked a lot. I got a long ways. Joe will I respect it? All the manager said, I think Danny Ozark was a very experienced guy near the end Frank with an interesting manager play for, you know, for sure. The only thing I disagreed with him on the to strike one hundred dollar fine. I remember that when you give to have a head pound, John it, I remember that I was a rookie that year. And I'm like, I don't make that kind of money. So so Pudge, I gotta ask you a question. We're talking to Gary live Ellen kmby. Art, Eddie Logan was they quit manager. I I can day New York. And I read this story where he bought some jackets from Norway and these jackets were aligned and everything and he only bought six of them all the bullpen guys were fighting to get them to remember this. I always thought they were to New York Giants. Football. In their football team. For halloween. Addicott lining. Do our buddy Patrick Quinlan gave me that. He says, you gotta ask them about these jackets because I remember there were all lined there were like swimmers jackets, you know, those swimmers get out of the water, right, right? Okay. What's that? Candlestick. That's for sure. Yeah. Well, that's what he said. He goes, they were great everybody warm. But when you look down the bullpen, the players were in these big down jackets with all the way, they went all the way down to your knees. So he just wanted me to ask if you remember that. Definitely remember that say that they were warned reward well used as they say, so you know, the giants of the current giants have one of the best feels of that really isn't a National League right now. But playing when you invite ahead one of the best outfielder Gary Matthews Maddox and Bobby bonds in the outfield. Tell us a little bit about those memories with those three of stood behind you every game. Well, I knew if we need a ball. They hit a ball in the air. And it was a little over the fence as probably going to be caught. So that's always a good feeling as a pitcher and. I think the back knows eight giants said they're baked. Success story was always outfielders. You know, they they seem the draft fast power hitting outfielder. And you know, I came up the line. I think we had Gary Matthews was there Mandak bonded in the big leagues. And George foster was coming up to the coverage FOX as we forgot. And he expendable they traded him. Right. So, you know, giants head what is really good, Al chillers. And you know, of course, with Big Mac at first. A lot of fun to play with those guys that was going to be my next question. You you played with Willie McCovey for so many years in as you know, recently, he's passed away. Tell us a little bit about your relationship with Willie McCovey and what he brought to that clubhouse. No. He was a silent leader in so many ways, you know, he led, by example tremendously. Nice guy. I mean, truly, gentlemen, and. I was honored to play with a guy like that. And you know, I would say deserve this hall of fame credentials apps, but he was a class act. He was just tremendous dying. You know, when when you when you say Willie McCovey, do you think offensively or defensively when you think of Willie would come I think both, you know, he's a great defensive first baseman and obviously his offensive stats speak for themselves. But I think he was definitely underrated four is defensive skills that that's what I brought up to vita. We honored Willie McCovey one of our first shows, and I always remembered hub Grady was at first base. He had that real big first baseman glove and a stretch. I mean how could in field or not throw it? We had to really make a bad throw for him to be able to actually, but it was a gold glove. First baseman. Remember? Oh, I don't. I don't think he was I was looking at her statistics. And you know, you see all the batting crowns and the things he did batting average home runs. But I don't I don't recall if he had a goal Glover nut. Wow. That's some that we need to look take a look at that story. Big Mac asked me if I use gloves the break in pending practice law. Groundbreaking some of his first base of minutes. And that was always. On the infield. Or did you go in the outfield and do it both when they letter? So, but yeah, I used to do that. That was a lot of fun. Then told us a couple of things as we're finish it up here. You know, any players that come to mind that you still stay in contact with that she played a career with maybe not what the giants or with the giants. You still hanging. Keep in touch with trying to keep in touch with Jack Clark a little bit. He moved out here. You know while. Yeah. No checks that west now, right? Yeah. He came out here and working out here. Now, see him once in a while the ripper..

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

10:09 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Sports with Biden Bill as we push onto our first guest coming up at seven thirty. But I talked to fight a little bit about the unpire 's all the stats that were brought in here. And they said that the unpire 's in two thousand eighteen thirty four thousand two hundred ninety four pitches fourteen per game. And there's a couple of umpires have a persistent to strike bias with two strikes on a batter pyres were twice as likely to call a true ball a strike than with a lower count in the coun-. And how many times have we guys you got a date? Here. It is. Holy. Here's another one to fifty five games in two thousand eighteen ended with an incorrect. Ball strike call. The last out if defies the last pitch a ball. They call it a strike now, you can say you got you gotta better go to resume. You got fly hit the top ten performing umpires averaged two point seven years of experience, which means the younger on part, right? The bottom ten average over twenty years of service while so that that right there tells you a little bit of other thing, I asked this all the time. I kid I remember they get the do playoffs in all-stars own merit. The rotation. I think it's on merit. I think it's still merit. Wow. And then they also said the top five on Pires in the bottom five on parts, you go. Thank you picking on desk. Bill. That's okay. Umpires toss me out of the stands Laskey. Well, the. Like, I said, you know, the top five on Pires or all young guys, Mark Wagner. John Lipka 's thirty two will little thirty five then when you look on the opposite side of bottom five, which they said her twenty years, experienced Ted bear big tall. Ted barrett. Fifty four years old. He's the worst of bad calls. He missed a four thousand two hundred ninety one of them last year eleven point five four percent. And here's your buddy, Jo west cowboy seven years old forty years experience. Rob Drake's up there. A Gary CD Strom. He's sixty four I think I think cedar Stroman west of retired this year. But this is all two thousand eighteen I it's interesting stuff to hear it. And you know, they're always getting graded and go you always hear, you know, pitchers right now is your favorite on pod. Who is your Lee wire was my best not big lean gave you the most trouble. Bruce, roaming, Bill, roaming. Okay. I might be saying farming around from. You remember, Bruce from me, maybe go change my uniform when he was just the typical red. Bungee? There's always mad always growing. Right. I'm always, right. Always say you pitch. I empire. And then you had a lot of guys Frank pulling them on my favorites. He had Ed Brinkman. They were I've worked with them in April. We came to big leagues about the same via the thing that I wanted to throw to you. When we played there was nationally umpires in America. They were totally different strike owns the American League umpires big is their major league strike zone. I don't believe. So I like what I told you in the beginning the boxes the box. I think that's what they look at. I hate the Bach. Yeah. You want to get a call eight k are few on jump on here. Let's get some calls coming in. We got maverick from Sonora maverick. You're on can be our vitamin Bill tonight. How are you? Are you doing maverick? What's going on? You got your homework done. The saturday. Okay. Was your favorite player maverick? Did you watch the giants game today? Maverick. What did you think Madison? Bumgarner pitched pretty good. Who's your who's your favorite giants in the active players? Why why why do you like BUSTER Posey's so much? He's a catcher you catcher. What position do you play maverick? He's a pitcher pitcher. Oh, so was your best pitcher. If pitcher. Who do you like? By his. Better puffs feeding a male here, man. We watch old school baseball. I told him I watch vita blue pitch back in the day. And he and he watches YouTube videos before you feel video the pitchy. That's when you had hair. White. From heart back. All yeah. I used to live in twain Harte area, you got some flooding into Nora a couple of weeks ago. Right. Oh, yeah. But you know, what the bass fishing off the hook out here. Oh, I bet right now. Release. So you do a little little lunch on on the shore there when you go out data and we're going to Mavericks fishing tournament. Tomorrow. Don, Pedro good. Love was the good lawyer a device to name if you ever up here. We'll take him up on it. If I ever get back up my four daughters have been trying to get me back up there and laid is married to invite left all the time. But I just come up to play golf at the mountain springs on Mondays green, Honda whizzy and saddle creek. Oh, fries. I had it made up them into whether it was nice what they say of above the fog below the snow some little advertisement that they used for the foothills up there. Now, you said, Melissa. Yeah. We appreciate your time. Ovalles to some of the things that come about when we get back to the Pires when you start seeing numbers like this. And you said it maybe some of these guys when they get over fifty fifty five I think maybe the games too fast for it is the players are big fast strongest speed of the ball out to the ball that line. You got to be vigilant. When you watch the plays, especially from the from the pitching this mother question. Do you think it would just the thought guys that liked to do first base second base third base and guys that like to do home plate? Would you just let them specialize net? That's a great call. I I like that. Because maybe of course, you can't have the guy do the play two days in a right, right? Right. But maybe two out of the four guys. Absolutely. But then again, I I like them rotate like that. I know you, and I both talked about this so many times where you'd come into a city, and you're like, okay, I'm pitching. Guy. I know my guys second base and things like that. So close too bad boys, enema, limo, Joe schmo. But I mean, I I really go back to when we play was you got to know Pires you got to know the strike zone. You got to know them personally year after year. Right. And you know, you talk to them here. And there now that they change you don't even know what group comes in and they change per series. It's not like they're there for the home series through. There are different things that they're tune rotate. But, you know, same thing, I I'd like to know how many replays were turned over, you know, after the replay was done because you gotta have that evidence of you're going to return turn out to see if it's viable to continue to use it. It's interesting percentage of calls were overturned. But when I read this article, I thought how thirty four thousand pitches. Start shift in my head. A lot of pitches. You a lot of games again. It's probably over a million pitches. Yeah. Think so so is that what's that? What percentage of that? They're saying fourteen per game or missed that's the average that was the average and then they said one point six per inning. And you know, you're you're, you know, a lot of the movement is the cutter now that back foot slider. Well, no the till. Here's what happens. They miss a call. Then they try to make up a call. That's right. That's what adds today. That's who they make one up then they give one back to the posing team. Then they give you on. Then they give somebody else when you go like just a ball abolish strike because he's in three twenty home plate should not be as wide as debate Brie. And I still believe if you've got a rookie on the mound. And you've got a veteran. It's been in the league ten twelve years. The veterans going to get that ball office of veteran pitcher. Rookie hitter. Sure. But it should strike strike is a strike is a strike is a strike. I remember a line that Bruce said to me what I said, where's that pitch? Whereas pitchy goes I can make you or break keep arguing with. And you know, what I still remember him saying that to me and look years ago, and I on pack, but it's true. An empire can do that. Yeah. I'm pyre can't at the worst of all this when they hold a grudge some incident that happened. Let's say even AAA in the big leagues that come home and let let it go. Let it go. Well, we're going to talk to our first guest here coming up in a couple of minutes, Gary Lavelle, and we're going to ask him because Pudge never argued. Did. He I never saw him arguing for ball. He doesn't have a mean bone in eight doesn't he still doesn't either? So let's take a break and bring out our good, buddy. Gary Lavelle on Cain. Be are the sports leader will be right back. He's on the hill with vita blue and Bill Laskey sponsored by Nargis markets with eight locations to serve you in.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"And that's what he's trying to make it when you go to the ball game. I think he's trying to make that between two and two and a half hours instead of a three to four like I told you on I last show in spring training. I was watching they start the clock when the third otters may guy they were guys run on the field. And by the time to pitch a finishes his eight ten pitches. If he choose the throat a minute that was still about thirty to forty five seconds left. And they're still trying that twenty-second for pitcher to get the ball back in. You know, and you know, sure's her Bumgarner all those guys are like, no, no, no, no, we'll pay ourself. We don't have. We don't need. And ball on. You know, the the older players aren't pitcher. I've had hitter stabbed me when I'm pitching retired nine in a row in the manager say step out slow so tactic for the hitter. Yeah. So it will work both ways. But at the same time, I I don't agree with some of the changes. And I know you don't either we like the old school baseball. And what we have to adjust new way of baseball because that's what baseball's doing now. So it's those things that we'll talk about and we'll continue to talk about his ear goes on. And and see if this does work, but right now the giants won today the nice win at oracle park. Five two to three in a row. Three in a row. Five runs. Eleven hits one error for the giants to run six six errors for Colorado and Colorado has lost eight in a row and black. Just got a nice and they're playing nice four game series for you. The scandal as I looked at. All right. We're gonna take a quick break and talks more baseball got Gary Lavelle, Robb, nen Scotty girls at our mystery guests at the end of the show. So we're going to take a quick break. We'll be right back on can be are the sports leader. You're listening to on the hill with vita blue and Bill Laskey. Sponsored by Menards. Markets with eight locations to serve you in the bay.

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

12:10 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"What do you think of that open? Vital that bad. Kurt gowdy is good news. He was the voice of NBC sports for a loan. He did he did a lot of sports. Yeah. Yeah. He used to do the fishing shows with Mr. Ted Williams. Not Honey show, but he had as they say had a voice for radio. He had a voice everybody recognize. He did baseball and football. I don't know if he did it or basketball. But I know he did baseball, and I know discipline ball or welcome back, my friend. We were here opening weekend hours a little late night radio tonight about the late game last night. I was a long one I would to sleep on. I got the scores on my phone this motor. But the judge. I'm I'm they they have Montana. Got your tension have Montenapoleone seven and nine now. Right. Oh. Pitch goodness. And that's what our show is tonight bite. It's all about pitching. And we're gonna talk closers tonight. Some of the great closers. The giants have had and our first one we're going to have is our Pudge, buddy. Gary Gary Lavelle was with you in late seventies. And he was with me and early eighties. Wow. And the number one close to the giants had was Robb nen. We're going to smoke on the water nen. Thank you. And then your buddy from Louisiana's gonna join us. Let me guess the scooter. Oh. I'd over the top you and then at the nine o'clock hour, I got a surprise for a mystery guests. Oh boy. Oh, yeah. He was a teammate a yours teammate a mind played with some other teams, but he wants to play with you, and he wants to mess with you. He's going to come in with a different voice. He's gonna see if you remember who that mystery player. What position did he play? I can't tell you give you some little insight. You might be the next couple hours go. But the biggest thing I want to talk about is pitching staff of starters going long. They're getting into the sixth seventh inning. And it's bullpens been lights out on those considered quality start. Oh my God. Some of the new guys Trevor got this has been pitching, great, Nick Vincent's, another great name. And then Travis Bergen three new faces down on a bullpen and Nathan put zeros on the board along with the rest. And you know, we can't talk everybody. I mean, everybody is doing well. But you got so many new comes on the team. They don't care about last year. They don't know about last year. All I know they're here to do their job, and they're bringing some fresh energy to the to the roster. Your man Maranto HS thrown a change up now, which is filthy. Oh, he was unbelievable today. And then Mark Milan-San who is healthy, and I'm real happy for him. And he took so much heat. The last couple of years, and he's he put on aboard last night at eighteen in a game got out of first and second both innings. So I can go back to call in bocce the king of match of you can now and he can use his pin when he knows who's who. Defined this season started, you know in San Diego and Elway. And then losing two out of three in Tampa Bay losing two out of three teams that they should be. Yeah. L to an sandiego series this tendon, but when Colorado came in town, and you looked in Colorado a scuffling in Colorado. And I said well here we go and and both teams their offenses were low. They couldn't score and sure enough opening game. One nothing on your your new nice. The big player you like with our new center fielder. Oh, yes. You are. Talking about him on the highlight reel zone, another sports show on TV sport. Well, when he played in Toronto he was on every night at least twice week running wall. Run into the gap making plays diving on the turf and he's hit four home runs. He hit his he hit his fourth today and just just everything in center field. I mean this outfield has been dynamic now, it's a fresh new core of guys out there. And we could appreciate now you can say they will they will make plays when you hate as I like to say that hanging fastball. The mice Dale go into gap on if it's into parked as a good chance. They're still going to get. I was wondering how Doug are was going to do moving into right feel and he told bocce I'll go to write feel doesn't matter. I can play each instead of going back stacks medal. I don't think he's going to Sacramento. Well, I'll play right field. I'm just saying. Hi, puts his speed today. He caught a ball and right center field came. He ran in front of the center fielder may play I thought. And of course, the gun in left field. Your little guy par. He's he's a game when everybody's down because he's not hitting. Well, he'll be okay. He'll get back. He's a professional player. He's been around a lot. I I liked them. And colorado. Arizona's you know, but you know, some guys get slow starts, and he's one of them. I don't think he's I think he's going right back into this thing a long way she'll being over. But most importantly to nocco with the giants. Everybody's healthy. That's the key. Yeah. And you know, you look at starting staus. Bumgarner pitched seven innings today gave up six hits a couple runs. Holland pitched outstanding the other start, and then you know, you go into Rodriguez. And then you go into some Marga who I think it's healthy this year and this year he was two days. And I just think he's more confident. He's thrown over the top. There's more freedom in his shoulder. I saw him several times over the winter when we went out to oracle and he worked out he stayed here and worked out with Eric Ortega and other trainers, and I asked him what time is it an injury. Is that something that you need surgery and goes, no, I just can't loosen up a shoulder inflammation, build up so much that he just couldn't get that snap on pitches problem. I have I can't get loose anymore. I do. I don't sit out there. That's what you need just pissed Tiv. But I just think the giants we you. And I talk about this every year ten twelve and fourteen you win with pitching and defense. And so far they've been doing it. And even put today, I thought a little better hitting when you have people on base you got a couple of sack flies in in the eighth inning got him. A couple more runs. And I think that's the kind of brand of baseball. We're going to see I don't think so homerun hitters off and running. They're going to win with small ball. I think so I I really believe that's what's going to happen. But you know, there's a couple of things we're going to bring up today. Vita I read this article about umpires umpire statistics two thousand eighteen are you ready for this? Pitches missed in two thousand eighteen are you ready? Yeah. Thirty four thousand two hundred ninety four pitches pitches. I got that I'll read teen per game one point six parental. Wow. How about that? And we're both pitchers thirty four thousand pitches were missing I I'll I'll break can you? Do they missed pitch? They can't go back to AAA. No that that's what you and I talked about before if you're you need to suspend them you need to do something. Like, they do the players that are changed that attitude. They'll they'll stop eating them. So five seats and run down the land when the ball hit down the right field. Sometimes it's laziness sometimes it's not being accurate sometimes just being a ban on power, and you don't have to you. And I talked about before we jumped on, you know, Bumgarner jumps on knows on Pires went up balls on the outside corner. It looks like a striking day are gave. That whole. Wow. That ball was way inside. So you know, it works both ways. There's no doubt about it. But I'm did get screwed on a few pitches and earlier star show, Mr. Reggie Jackson toll on positive Dade come see all on came to see us play baby. Number four. Man says about the good referee than in this case umpires those guys that you don't know because they do job and no quarterback controversy. Well on a good friend of ours. Absolutely. He's up there all the time grading umpires, and and then goes down and talks about some of the pitches amiss and and things like that. Now when you're watching games now vita you like them putting that little box on the screen. So do I I hate it's just started because the camera switches to the left or right sad. Not straight away center field right over the pitcher shoulders, and you know, watching a game a little bit last night. I it just dawned on me. I'm like, see vital. I accept because I don't like I I wish they'd take the box off. Maybe do it a couple of innings, but they keep an eye on all that. And I hate them tell me about exit Las I'll still the what the hell the me. Anyway. Eight hundred well one hundred and nine miles an hour club speed onto golf course. Did he hit a ten feet from the pin doesn't matter? Yeah. Well. Now. That's why we're sitting here, you know. Analytics is definitely changed into came out about it and lyrics, and I think some of it is really good. It's knowledgeable and some of it. I dispatched my head on some of the shifts that are just unbelievable. And now they're starting putting four outfielders out there put an infielder Andy outfield, and they talk about doing away with the shift to you can't do that. I don't think you gotta let a team play defensively way too. There's so many different changes. You know, I I did the river cat game last week and an extra innings or put guy in second. That's like are like. College football you start on thirty. Yeah. If this tie, you gotta school. Girls softball extra innings? They put that girl and second ple-. Oh, they're doing it. Now minor leagues as as well as and you and I talked a little bit about this to relief pitcher going into for three hundred. Oh, come. So they're doing that. Now, they're testing that out in AAA. So it was kind of strange, you know, that I work with Johnny daas, cow course, and he was telling me this into reliever comes in. And he goes this. Remember, he's gotta face three hitters, and you know. Face three. Yeah. He they can't take him out only at the end of the inning. So he faced the guy ended the inning, right? Take them out. Oh, let if he comes in with two on and nobody out he's in there for three straight hippo boy. So they're testing things out, you know, and and and an able in Atlanta, I think it's Alantic goes vision, they're doing Roble on Pires. They're they're going to try to do some robot mechanical mechanical parts like they did in San Rafael last year. They're going to try a few other things they're they're going to try their testing stuff out. I think it's independent ball. It's not able my mistake. But they're trying different things are just going to see if this is gonna work or not. I just don't see it in major league. I don't see three three batters. I don't see that. Because it takes away closers. It takes away setup minute takes away. The dislike what you say. The most. Poaching matchup. Yeah. A lot of these teams are going with eight what the ultimate goal of the baseball to do what to defend trying to make that game go quicker. That's what he's trying to..

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

05:31 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Yeah. They say I understand nine to five says Harper advisory ninety five hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things say Bryce has been talking about his that we're going to shake, right? Yeah. It's a good thing. Maybe is that more is Morgan or Tim who says that that's? Shawshank PHD copes. Oh, really real donate to let that derail this Bryce Harper enthusiasm on way too involved in this this about me, right? I want to make this about Tim Robbins either. I wanna I wanna let it be on this show. Here's how we roll. We are super excited about the fact that Bryce has met with far haunt Barron bocce in Vegas yesterday or two days ago, and we're all excited, but the true stories that Adam copen wants this Bryce talk to subside. So that he can drive down the lane and DeMarcus cousins, my Kyle coups MMA on the argument we had about the three better minimum rule. Coves the honest. Would you rather you're talking Harper to the giants or you winning the argument if you'll admit you're wrong? I'd rather this because Bryce is still just an idea. I think right now this I have hard facts. I love this kid. An hour and a half ago. We were talking about the possible new rule of a batter pitcher having to face three batters minimum. And I said, okay. You know, what I'll take it? It's the baseball of my youth. Gary Lavelle, Greg Minton goose Gossage, you name them. None of this one off one off one off one off to go out there and pitch and Cope's goes, well, you can't have it both ways. If you're going to do that, you're gonna have to denounce Boches legacy. The man's entire legacy was built on the one out specialty as like. Not really I said, maybe on occasion. When you guys argue baseball. It's gonna be fun. You want me to do? Do the work. I said, yeah. Because I think you're thinking about the two thousand ten in LCS against the Phillies. Cope is not the kind of kid that's going to back down. I've noticed that. He ain't going to back down. He just handed me a about six pages. Seven page print out of every box score of the giants. World Series runs that feature times when bocce used hitters use pitchers to face one or two batters only. Here we go twenty ten LDS game too. He did it twice Lopez. Rama two thousand ten and LDS game for Lopez. Twenty ten has game. One Lopez twenty ten game two F L cassia thousand ten in game five Romo. Lopez Affeldt twenty seven World Series game one Romo. Lopez NFL two thousand ten World Series game to Lopez twenty twelve anti LDS Moda twenty twelve minutes. He s game two contests. Cassia twenty twelve DNA LDS game three Lopez two thousand twelve LDS game for me horas. Jose freaking me HARA. Be the craziest part about all. This is that that guy was on on and on and on. In other words, the three World Series runs were littered with time. You didn't get to the twenty sixteen copes? I was rur- rural. All right. Pretty good. That said I'm still not going to say that Bruce bocce entire legacy was built on the three or fewer bullpen move. Are you? I don't think the entire legacies. But I do believe that the reason a huge part of why they were able to win three world championships was his management of the core for no question. No, that's not even debatable. And if all the names, you just mentioned, I mean Lopez was like a dozen times in there, you gotta fill a bunch of times like his ability to save. This guy's got to go four hitters. This guy's got to go five. Yeah. Got to go to one. I think is maybe unrivalled by any manager in baseball. You start talking about those names and stuff, and yes, I agree boat you Madison beautifully, but how about how about just Affeldt in the postseason? You need outs. Go call Affeldt. Working game seven, dude. He was out there game seven getting some late today. Let the record show that today was the day. Huey Lewis came on. He was awesome. Yeah. That the Bryce Harper rumors kicked into overdrive or getting frothy in hand. It's the day that Adam Copeland just told Bruce Bochy. He's a one trick pony. A choke of a manager this now, I don't talk. Do. Creative. Tony checks. Only question is will the giants. Let Bryce where Dave Burba number thirty four. I think nice attempt at humor, Tony. But I believe it's Chris Stratton territory. Isn't it? It is on now some knowledge here. Yeah. Billy sadler. Maybe with a Bryce is gonna have to rip that number of by the wave only since this has become such a very weird moment in Murph and MAC show history where we're cross pollinating Stratton and Bryce I never thought it would come to this not even earlier in the show, but Murph I will show you I will make a big reveal right now on the program a confession of sorts from paulie MAC live before your naked streaming ears. Did you know that my tribute song was going to be nights in white Stratton? And that is honesty. John watts. This is this is what I call particles in years because they haven't been around and people think I can muster them up. It ain't like that. They come when they come and Murph right now, we got nights in wet Stratton. We got Bryson western we got thirty four swap through. This is crazy stuff going on at creative. Tony back me. We're this close to doing nights in white Stratton last year, and we just never recorded it. But now it's on the table. Do you brought it up? It's a lot of weirdness in the air right now. And I like this is crazy going do some blues for Bryce several reactions four eight I forgot motor was even on the squad..

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Harper would be the only power hitter who willingly signed to play here. He'd be. Let me think about is. It paulie mini Donald. What are we to Tyson Tyson? How can the guy so blatantly lie overlook Aaron ruin? Aaron ruined. For the final hour. Yes. Yes. Feel Aaron ruined yet. Timmy on the hill that day, I remember going into the clubhouse when during the Roman era. And we do there's a guy we had no connection with epilepsy. I remember one time talking to them. You know, what it might been before you, and I work together. Don't think I ever did. No we're talking about winning series about. He's like. Yeah. Just went series. It's I wasn't involved in that guy. Yeah. He is. And he well he was on the field in two thousand ten that's all you need enough. But the way in terms of this one better minimum thing that getting rid of that one better minimum. Putting a three better minimum for the rules change somebody wrote in what if a starter goes eight and two thirds you need to bring in a guy just to finish it off. I was asking that too. I was like what if you decide you want to have a guy go for his fourth hitter into the ninth. And you can't bring in a guest the Cottesloe would be if it's the twenty-seventh out you can. Because you're not gonna keep doing changing guys over and over again to get one out of arbitrary. I dunno. I gotta be honest. I think I'm okay with a three bedroom. Why? Absolutely. Because to be when Tony LaRussa started this whole one out thing. I was like what's going on here? I didn't like it. When it started happening. Then it just became like, a sheep going numb as well. This is baseball today. I guess is what I got to put up with now, paulie MAC night in the name of Gary Lavelle. God bless them. Name of a Greg. It men can I at least you see a guy for more than thirty seconds. Jimmy. In the name of Bruce bocce, though. I mean he's had to play that game. What pressing all those buttons is what made bogey so unstoppable wasn't always a one battery. But I'm talking maybe to talk you're seeing chase utley and Ryan Howard are checking for havi Lopez and faced two batters. That's what I wouldn't. Then you can get one more face Jason worth. Then at that. All righty yet. Listen, I'm not saying that boats sees entire legacy was tied to the one batter. Minimum rule. The one batter rule. I mean, it was a it was a small part of his run boat. She's built she's impact goes far beyond the one. The lefty specialist. I would say bullpen management by Boji, which I would not hammer down to three batter minimums all the time is what made bogeys World Series hall of fame legacy. I I think that I would. But that management wasn't the one batter. We're talking about I'm saying if you put a minimum of three then you run out of that type of strategic, do, you know, what this looks like nobody looks like more. Brian Murphy movie to me this smacks of very guest, national, Bank, business and technology report. Jason Middleton, people wanna talk about Bryce, I mean, we can talk about Kevin Durant into the Knicks. The raiders looking like they're not gonna play at oracle park..

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"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

14:30 min | 2 years ago

"gary lavelle" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"He's a Yankee be writer says quote Twitter. I hear the giants are quote making a late play late play for Bryce Harper. That's the news this morning. What does that mean? It's been lining in the weeds. Does that mean Bryce Harper is going to be a fan fast? You mentioned somebody's got in their car right now turned on the ignition Bryce Harper is going to be at fan fest. Spicer look damn good. The giants union. I'll tell you that you like the idea. I could see it already. You look damn. We got big Dwayne Keiper on the no not yet. Speaking of which given them a little league squad is is the giants this year. We're thinking of going with the cream pants. What did he say? Yes. Yeah. Yeah. Go for the cream. All right. So we're gonna to of the instead of the the the Brian Johnson JT, snow Snow, White pants candlestick cream. Okay going, but the jerseys are black. She's a little unfortunate would prefer where are you going to do like an orange Friday as well. You know, what I did wear to the draft just to announce my intentions is that sweet orange jacket. We have with McCovey on the Likud raise. Hell, yeah. Dude. I love that one. That's a good one too. Yeah. So keep yes. Not yet. No, no, not yet. Wayne, he's laying low to now we gotta thumb. Foam up. Maybe he's making a league autumn. Maybe he's making a late plays Bryce Harper. Just got off the other line on the Houma guest line. Our dear friend, Wayne Kuyper, Dwayne good morning. What's up fellow? Hey, what's up is two things one? We're going to fan fest on Saturday, which would be awesome. And to Randy Miller. Ben j dot com says the giants are making a late play for Bryce Harper kype. All your thoughts. Do believe that. Sure. We want to. Yeah. Yeah. I guess I want to believe that. But I'm not surprised I think a lot of teams are going to make a late Kush. Of and know, they're doing it for a lot of reasons. One of which to make your team better the other maybe. Maybe try to get them cheaper than than you thought. You could. Adult think that that's going to happen though. I don't think Scott Boris is going to allow that to happen. But but if it is true. Then I'm Greg. It's it's great. I mean, make your team better. And you can do that with a twenty six year old with that kind of John now when you said, you don't think it's going to happen. You mean that he signs for less, correct? Right. And so I mean at this point now, Dwayne we've we've had to change our entire opinion of how this thing's going like, you know, three hundred million. He turned down from the NATs. Now you start wondering does he look for the short term deal with the opt out and become a free agent again at the age of twenty nine or twenty eight or I mean, do you see that as a possibility now? Yeah. I mean, I don't think that that's the route. They obviously want to go. But. If that's the way it's going to work. Mean injured different. Now of all you gotta do this last year this year all the guys that are unsigned. It's different. You're just. I don't know if I actually thought that this is the way it was going to be. I I didn't think it would be maybe last year was just okay. It was a little different last year. But this is the way it is now. Yeah. And I think we're just gonna have to to live with that in realize that these teams are not gonna jump into free agency, and they're gonna wait in so fun. Mean you guys are like me I like to pick up the paper and find out who's going where and I like to do that in November December January mean our in February. And and is there going to be an avalanche guys that are are going to sign. Oh. There may be a lot of guys out there that remember last year they had their own spring training. Right somewhere in Florida. All gather there to stay in shape while that's probably going to happen again. And maybe I hope they have enough room at the end. There's like one hundred people there. Well, you have to have one in one in Florida split squads. It look. I mean, it just like anything else you get used to the way that we liked and expected, and then when that doesn't happen. You know, now, we gotta sit and try to figure this out. Redel Murphy's piece in the ethnic where he he suggested changes to the system. I didn't. But I noticed that. If you believe what you're reading this morning on Twitter from the Rosenthal's in those guys that the players association, and in discussions about some changes, well that that will ask you about that in just a second. But this was about the collective bargaining agreement in terms of the hot stove league. And he said one was introduced suspending floor. So that you have to have a minimum things. And then to he says, you know, the NBA gets so exciting because every on July first, everything happens. He says in here we have this terrible cold stove season. What about establishing a window of free agency in baseball where you just kind of like you guys you got ten days vendor. December one December ten and we get so much excitement. And I think that's kind of fun. Yeah. No. You know, who's not going to before that the agency Scott Boras? Yes, right. Well, we gotta let's stop running our world. Well, there are some that would agree with you on that. He's the one guy that was different than all the other agents waited and waited and waited and and then more so than nut cut a great deal at the end there's a few times when. You know that backfired, but yeah. Deal murphy's. I liked Bill. Murphy is a smart guy. I used to watch ball seal over my head into the right field. Bleachers at candlestick a lot. Murphy was swinging the bat but a player. It was really a terrific player. I mean, there's a catcher that moved to center field much like chili Davis. I want to put him in the him in established a special winter Cooperstown, Stanford, Dale Murphy and will Clark the two most underappreciated players of their era. Yeah. You're probably right. We can we can do that. Volume body. Joel a lot of power. A little tent. Make sure your other point about Rosenthal. And we're back to this. We've been kind of brushing up against this for the last couple of years, but the National League adopting the D H in. It's like here we go again. And I don't know it just seems like there's more. I don't know the more. We hear about it. The other one that's interesting is a three batter requirement amongst for all pitchers. So you're early fast, Wayne. Came out of nowhere with the the three batter limited in. I guess my question is is if the speed up the game or is it to make the game better. And probably the answer you're going to get from the people that like this is it's going to do both. And. If it's going to speed up to gain. That's fine doesn't make it better. I don't know. I mean, I I kind of liked to have your Lopez. Although if you talk to how he was more than a a one hitter guy. Sergio romo. I mean, what what happens to those guys? Right. Does it become a different world for those guys? Yeah. Probably. So I mean, there's a lot going into it. But, but you know, when when you've been around this long as I have and as long as you guys have. It's not one that. I would stand up and cheer. But what what did you hear about the D H? You know? I mean, if you're. I've been in the National League since nineteen eighty two. And you know. Get used to watching really good pitchers in really bad getting pitchers. But also watched how it was different in the National League. Where these these guys these pitchers? Had to do more than just go out there and Tich. The worry about their bunting to worry about making contact with the ball, employees, all that other stuff. I don't know it it kind of looks like it's inevitable. Let the union wants this. If the union wants it. It's just really a matter of time. That's what's really interesting. Is that the player they're saying the players have one of those for three decades? And I was like, wow. All along they've been they've been two timing us beyond our back. Those of us who loved the National League, they they don't like it as much as we do. I think Murphy if if you ask the guys that can hit the guys that are athletic. Yeah. You know, I think you're going to get that answer of of course, we want to be able to get now there's a group of guys actually that really stink. And I'm sure that they don't there'd be happy with this. You're gonna you're gonna you're gonna pitch more innings with a t h because you're not gonna get pinch hit for if you're pitching. Well, and it's a close game. If you're behind him. I mean, look, I I wanna see Madison. Bumgarner get I do. But I don't want to see that. We have occur hit. So, you know, there's there's your dilemma, and and I just I I believe that it's going to happen. It really is the three batter. Minimum is very interesting. You know, growing up Duane in. I'm trying to think in the seventies. How many times did you see a one batter specialist? I almost never right. No. You're right. Almost never and maybe it was a starter. That was coming in to get one guy out in between starts, but almost never you. Only had you'll have three or four guys maybe five guys in the bullpen. So you couldn't afford us a guy. Yeah. Game start going into extra innings for anybody thinks it's kind of as easy to have a three better minimum. I actually would think it's sort of returned to the game. You and I grew up with paulie, your Gary Lavelle is go get some out. So in a way, I don't hate that as much as the other one. I say did not the D H. I'm okay with the three better minimum. But it does change the way. I mean, it's Tony. I was thinking Tony laruso says the guy brought in the one out specialist. Well, he. Yeah. You did it I think sometimes with act because a lot, and you know, this was a chance for to get that last out and not have to throw a lot of pitches. And then he could use them again tomorrow. And I think that that's great strategy. If you got a guy like that. I'd I'd have to go back and look to see if Tony brought in a guy in the six or seven to get one out. But you don't you might be right. He actually might be a good guy to call us. Yeah. It's true. Get Tony on for. Sure. He'd be like. Yeah. Yeah. All right. Let's go copes get Tony on the line. Real quick. There's a couple more interesting ones about mound visits being reduced. And then the other one that was issue is moving from forty to twenty eight in September. So you don't have to be done. Yeah. Has to be done. And actually, I would I would rather they have have thirty or thirty two guys. But you have to change it every day to twenty eight just have a, you know, these guys are not on it today. These three guys are right? If you wanna get like the NFL does with their Forty-six active players seven inaccurate. Yeah. Right. But I think that that has to be done because we're watching games in September. That are joke. Yeah. Because you know, you're seeing ten relievers come into the game to face is many as five or six or seven pinch hitters crazy. You know, the double switches, and I mean by the end of the game are scorecard looks like spring training scorecard. Right. Speaking of which the spring training just to end it. You're gonna be a fan fest Saturday. Of course, we don't miss that. Yeah. This that and. And then of course, Jon, and I do. Our first game. It'll be a week from Saturday. Wow. All right. We're in Anaheim. We're in we're in in Tempe. John, and I talked about it at the greeter mcgowan's memorial on an Monday and. Ready to go. We're we're ready to make up some stuff that you have to do the doco. Yes, we did you say a week from Saturday week from Saturday. You know, maybe I'm jumping the gun a little. Oh, yeah. I have you giants. Angels the twenty third two weeks Saturday. So that's two weeks. You're excited. Looks good. You were so excited. Go down. Take a trip somewhere it really fast. Don't miss that. I was down there doing the Chevron putting thing and respect to Chevron and everything. But I did I missed you guys. It was that. I don't know what it was six or seven. Yeah. You know, Dwight Clark Brenton Loach it really I'll tell you what it was a there's ten highlights in a year. That was always in the top ten. We'll see you guys just way too much fun you and your bride and Mike and his guys down at Spanish bay. You know, even at Roy's. Glenn was part of it all those years. And by the way, sat up the flames contract deal. Right. Yeah. We invite him go actually John in Mike and myself..

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