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Inside the Parker - Wild Card Edition: Nats' Night; Rays/A's; Maddon/Angels Inevitability; Guests: Barry Zito, Gary Matthews, Jr.

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

32:17 min | 1 year ago

Inside the Parker - Wild Card Edition: Nats' Night; Rays/A's; Maddon/Angels Inevitability; Guests: Barry Zito, Gary Matthews, Jr.

"I'm Aaron McKie Creator and host of unexcused season one was a deep dive into the Salem witch trials in this season of on obscured. We'll trace the path half of the spiritualist who followed the Voice of Andrew Jackson Davis over the course of the nineteenth century spiritualism became a kaleidoscope of novel beliefs courageous people people and world shaking events listen to obscured on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts burke shares to the sound from wherever you live in Mlb America this is inside the Parker you give us twenty eighty two minutes and we'll give you the scoop on Major League Baseball. Now here's baseball hall of Fame Voter Number Three Rob Parker welcome into inside the Parker. I'm your host Rob Parker. I'm here. You're coming up on the program. We'll have former major elite outfielder Gary Matthews Junior he'll talk about the play offs also stopping by former as and giants pitcher Barry Zito Berries. Ito has a new book. We'll talk about that and much more. Let's go to lead offense getting robbed and keep them up rob's hot. Take the three biggest stories in major league baseball number. One the the nationals did it finally the Washington. Nationals have advanced in the postseason. How many times have they stumble tumble. They've had good teams great pitching staffs and they were never able to get over the Hump to advance it was always disappointment and finally finally twenty nine hundred nineteen they win the wild card game against the Milwaukee brewers Tuesday night and they advance they will be tough fouled. They will be scary as we move forward. Whenever you are pitching you have a chance you don't need a Lotta hitting you need timely hitting but pitching gives you a chance and the one thing that the nationals have is pitching and when you think about where they started this season and how bad it was after losing losing price Harper and where they are now. It's a big step for this organization hats off to the Washington nationals number. Two can't wait for tonight's. Al Wildcard game that's right Wednesday night in Oakland as the as as take on the Tampa Bay rays. I know some people that go and Oakland against Tampa Housi- wow Z. Woo Woo too bad franchises but actually these teams have been playing pretty well and both teams to play well all year long it will be interesting to see which team can move on and then have to face the Houston Astros and the LDS but Tampa Bay. If you really take a look at them they played well all year. They were really never added a mix for the playoffs. They have some pitching to have some timely hitting and if you look at their last ten eleven years they've they've averaged almost ninety wins which no one would ever believe because they haven't made the playoffs that often but this year they did and for the Oakland A.'s. It's still comes down to you can talk about billy bean analytics moneyball all that but they just haven't been able to advance in the postseason. They've won and made the playoffs with small payroll but they just can't seem to get over the hump. Will they actually get over to home. This time can't wait Wednesday night. A Oh wildcard number three say it isn't so gentlemen gets bow trump Chicago. He was the first cubs manager ever get the team to the playoffs four years in a row of course the cubs in make the playoffs this year but he's out in Chicago and it's not going to be a surprise prize if he winds up in Anaheim with the La Angels after all he spent thirty years in that organization and they've already broom boomed out Brad Smith so it looks like this is a match made in heaven and he will buck the trend Joe men will buck the trend. They're not hiring any old managers manager's anymore and baseball. They want analytic guys. They young guys who are. GonNa take the lineup card from the front office and not give the front office and he lip. All these old-guard managers are out. Joe Girardi book show Walter Dusty Baker. All all these guys can't get a Gig Mike Socia- they're all on the outside looking in but Joe man looks like he will buck the trend get a job as a manager her because of his history there and success he's the guy won the world series in Chicago with the cubs ending at one hundred and eight year drought so so well good for the angels to take a good manager out there and decide that they're gonna go with him. Despite what the trend is baseball and despite his age age and say they believe in Joe Madden Good luck to Joel Madden if more like when he gets the gig in in Anaheim fantasy football weekly as the longest running fantasy show and podcast for good reason we turn losses into wins and wins into championships fantasy. Football weekly breaks down games from a fantasy perspective. We don't tell you what team will win. We tell you which players will help you be wind fantasy football weekly provide the data driven driven analysis of every NFL matchup letter grade predictions for every player. Maybe most importantly we'll help you find tomorrow starts today every showy peer into our crystal ball all and identified the players will be the hot waiver way pickups next week. There's nothing better than frustrating the other owners you're already rostering the guys they want to pick up hosa fantasy hennessy football weekly as Paul charge in two time fantasy sports hall of Famer and the founder of Fan Ball. Dot Com whether you're brand new to fantasy sports are seasoned veteran with a closet full of hardware fantasy annecy football. Weekly is the best way to be ready for Sunday. Listen and follow fantasy football weekly at Apple podcasts or on the iheartradio APP or wherever you enjoy join your favorite podcasts here comes the big interview listen handler which so good now let's welcome to the podcasts. Cy Young Award winner and a two time world series champion. Yes Barry Zito. He has a new book call Curve Ball. We're going to get to that but barry refers. Thanks for joining the PODCAST. I'll absolutely robbed a lot of fun and I honored beyond here. Man appreciate it before we get to some other stuff in your new book look. This is always bothered. Me and I hope you can help me with this. Maybe he's bothered you to how did they do the movie moneyball right about Billy Bean and analytics six but there was very little mention of you zito Hudson and monitoring that movie you guys were as big a part of what was going on with the as in anything thing yeah that was obviously you know with Hollywood and stuff they gotta they gotTa make money and they've got to appeal to a wide audience and you know. I think there was a lot to focusing on on that part of the story I mean I think it was just really interesting. How it all went down but you know as we know in baseball you can't really win without good pitching and we certainly had great pitching and todd won an MVP not years well which was incredible no doubt about it that always bothered me about the movie but I get it people do what they wanNA. Do speaking about baseball baseball player so about to kick off. Tell me about the Oakland A.'s because here's another year and you know what they're in the playoffs man they just have some kind of magic formula of you know keeping the cost down and and just always win always being competitive out there and I really do think there's an x factor in that clubhouse of just you you know it's maybe something cultural or just good vibes but you know in that clubhouse man those guys can always be themselves and I feel like that really contributes to their success on the field one one of the greatest ballparks in this country they keep changing the name but the giants home Ballpark which I still call packbell because what a beautiful beautiful ballpark on the water talk about and the fans in San Francisco are unbelievable talk about playing with the giants and you WANNA world series with the giants as well yeah you know that Ballpark was always a special place for me to coming up in Oakland but I'll tell you something happened. In two thousand and ten a lot of people don't know about but you know those fans. Were not always as intimidating as they are. Now you know we we used to come in there for come from Oakland and it just wasn't really the same dynamic Hamic in the you know Bam packbell and then. At and T. and man when we ended up winning that two thousand ten world series and going on that run I mean something just change something in the air was different in San Francisco and it just became such a crazy place to play and especially when the giants were you know competitive and doing their world series run. I mean nobody they wanted to come in there. Yeah baseball has changed a lot over the last few years. Do you still recognize the game you know I. I'm got a full life in Nashville with music and family and all that but you know I'll tell you it's it's definitely different. I feel like it is geared more toward the young player and and I understand Dan why but to be honest man just a few years removed I don't. I don't recognize too many names on those rosters anymore. Yeah there's a lot of young players lot of home runs and a Lotta strikeouts can get over that yeah. I mean that's that's. That's definitely a different thing I mean I pitched you know in the early two thousands of the home run balls. We're going but I don't even think at the rate they are now. I mean they're they're breaking records almost every year now. It seems and I know they'd say that's what the fans want to see with home runs but I feel like the true baseball fans really enjoy a good one nothing pitchers. There's really nothing like that. No doubt about it. Tell us about the book curveball. What made you write it. Yeah I think professional athletes we tend to have a little bit you know kind of maybe two thicker skin and and we gotta protect ourselves in certain ways from you know a lot of public opinion and all that but but what ends up happening too often you end up really not being honest and being authentic and really speaking the truth and so you know. I went through some. I'm pretty dark stuff in my career and then I thought it was good to clear my conscience and and just be honest about how hard it actually was to live my dream you know being in the Major Leagues Leagues and you know making money and that was all great but there was this deep unrest in me that caused me to do a lot of destructive things in my career and you know I I finally ended up finding peace at the end but but it was not without all those struggles and paying about the last thing money when you sign that seven year one hundred twenty six million dollar contract on-track which at the time was the richest contract for pitcher. Did you life changing media. Did you feel different like after you sign that piece of paper you know. Yeah did interviews at that time and you know just saying oh no big deal man. I'm just GONNA go out there and do what I do but you know the there was a fear in me that I wasn't going to live up to that. I wouldn't be enough enough to justify that money and you know frankly. I just feel like I took too much credit for my success in my in my career certainly early in my career and I didn't have enough gratitude attitude for you know these incredible blessings on my life that you know I really had nothing to do with I mean I was throwing a baseball like every other kid growing up and for some reason I just got to get to the highest level but yes I just think I have some entitlement and it led to a lot of disaster situations and being left off that two thousand ten roster was the worst it man no doubt about his name Barry Zito. His book is call curveball man. You should check it out the form of course Cy Young Award winner and two time world sewage champion. Hey Barry Busta luck with the book and thanks for joining the PODCAST. We appreciate you absolutely thanks so much. It's time for the pocket. Protectors Centrum the analytic numbers. You need to know well. Maybe fast ones. Anthony masterson is his name. BS analytics is this this game. What do you got for me. Anthony's playoff time it is way off time Robert Time of year where small sample sizes takeover in baseball and sometimes cream doesn't necessarily rise to the top just because you want one hundred games doesn't guarantee you'll be hoisting that trump at the end of October even the mouthpiece of modern analytics Billy beane. We know that quote. This stuff doesn't work in the playoffs. I cleaned it up for the podcast. October is the time we're unlikely heroes can rise up and it's how all these players perform in a small small sable five like I said in one hundred sixty two game season having a hot lunch can turn cold and stay that way in the playoffs players who perform with men in scoring position or lauded Eh heroes because there's no time to cool off in the wild card era only one player at ten or more with men in scoring position during a single postseason it exactly a household name in two thousand and two the Angel Scott Spiezio an incredible post-season running three twenty seven with nineteen hundred B. I is the angels because their first World Series title now he was even more incredible man on hitting six eighty eight. That's eleven for sixteen with runners in scoring position that was twice weicker highs as regular season three thirty six mark already respectable number but something we can see the trend come October now in that same time you know which player the most total ooh postseason hits within minutes rob thank you of course it ain't it ain't jeeter Bernie Williams and thirty seven it. It is wonderful world series titles at the Burn Baby Burn and you know what I can use what you just gave me. Thank you Anthony Anthony Masterson. We appreciate you. That was a big week. In the Big Leagues mm-hmm for is it fair and now here's shadow league dot com and it'll be insider. Jr Gheorghe Gamble bread auspice is out as manager of the Los Angeles Angels after just one season. Jr is that foul or fair. That's fair fair ball or a team that has made the playoffs once it ten years back in two thousand fourteen despite having the best player in baseball it makes wchs sent. It even makes more sense rob when you realize that Joe Matter is available and Matt and will return to the organization petty had roles in for what thirty years from seventy five two thousand five and also had a couple of free speech. It is a no brainer in a definite upgrade to win the beef. That's like asking me if I prefer precious to liquefy awesome lead them. Seventy seventy two wins the team's worst record at twenty years. I think they want seventy in ninety nine before that with the chart in four years and I know rob. You had a all aw with them. He went from a ninety one team to a sixty four win laughing stock the angels need an entire mentality reconstruction and Madness Brocchi get rebuilt franchises put an aide to be better right away if they hire madeline good stuff man fasten your seatbelt back here comes Parker's top three Albee teams this week number three the Los Angeles dodgers. Yes three is a good number for them because they're trying to make it to the world series series for the third year in a row. They have everything you would want on paper. They got the hitting. They've got the starting pitching. They've been there done that my only question mark is their bullpen. That's why I make them number three number two the Houston Astros. I know they won the most games in baseball. I know they have a three headed monster starting rotation with lander and coal and Grandi I get it and they have hitting and they've been there they done that they won the world series and 2017 but it doesn't I mean it's automatic that they're going to win a world series despite having all all the stuff that you would say often teams have the best record don't actually win the world series so it's not automatic number one. I've been saying it almost from the very first week of the season on this podcast cast the New York freaking Yankees. I know I know they've had injuries. I know they don't have a great rotation. I know Oh but what they do have is firepower. They're very deep. They got a lot of young players a lot of experience during the regular season and guess what else else they have. They have an unbelievable bullpen. That's how you win big games in the postseason yes they he just need five good innings out of a starter if they get that they can piecemeal back into the game and they can win a world series for the first thompsons two thousand nine. Yankees are the best team in baseball as we enter the playoffs. Hey it's dug out from the DUGOUT. Live show join me every day as I give my unique and strong opinions from the wide world of sports whether you agree or disagree my opinions I deliver the big sport stores to you. Everyday always brought to you in a thought provoking revoking manno different angles what's happening on and off the field in addition to the dugout chill. I also host the basketball. centric podcast called all ball. We dive deep into hoops. hoops and more hoops. I radio is number one for podcast. It's easy to see why search Doug Gottlieb on the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcast thank payment then it's time for trash. Talk Twitter your chance to trash anyone or anything in major league baseball this week's winner is at Ben Bon Jovi. He tweets this get better braves. Don't sell out their home games in the playoffs. WHOA OW I know Atlanta best fourteen but really ben. If you WANNA chance to win a new era snapback like Ben. Did you send your trash at Rob Parker at bats one on twitter. When rob was a newspaper columnist he lived by this motto. Hello if I'm writing. I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new all right now. Let's welcome to the podcast former all star outfielder. Gary Matthews Junior who of course his dad was the rookie of the year in one thousand nine hundred seventy three Gary Matthews. He joins the PODCAST. How you doing Gary Robb doing really well. Thanks for having me man you. You went back in nineteen seventy-three. You've been doing your research. Oh yeah you know that I watched your dad play. When I was young growing up watching baseball man he was a good player he really was yeah. I appreciate it thank you so. Let's do this playoff addition interview here first before we get there you played for the angels and they just fired their manager. Brad awesomeness and and now they're looking at Joe Madden who was a party organization for a long time thirty years you know Joe Man. He was there when you were there. Tell me about him. You know well Brad Awesomeness who was a former teammate of mine. I was actually a rookie in San Diego when Brad Office was still in the League catching so he obviously disappointed to you out to see him go but hopefully get another opportunity here shortly but when you think about Joe Matt and you about the work that he did with the raise right right and the way that he's able to connect with the younger generation the younger players he has the respect of the veterans right but also can relate late to this younger generation these energetic players players who who loved express themselves and play kind of free and you know I big Joe Madden seen as a a a a manager who would would be more considered a player's manager right but has the respect of the front office and the ability to I I can keep the team loose but also make them respect a game and play within the confines of the way the Organization expects them to play Gary Gary when you look at this post-season there there are a lot of good teams. I want to go to the the top heavy teams when you look at the Astros who on paper have everything dodgers. Another team net up top to bottom stacked. They're trying to get to the world OSU's for third year in a row then you have the Yankees that have had all kinds of injuries like a ridiculous rate yet. They still won over over one hundred games and they kept it together and getting some people back out of those three top teams. Who Do you like the most as we go forward and the playoffs kickoff. Gosh you know I think about those the depth of the Yankees right to be able to deal with the amount of injuries that they've had but have the death still be able to score the runs. you know the the bullpens pitched well I I like the Yankees but when you look at the the cohesiveness of the Astros Right just the cohesiveness of of their full all season right. They've been playing on all cylinders basically all year and so really when it comes down to it. It's you know who's GonNa be. WHO's going. It'd be done not only healthy but but able to play the way that you need to play in the playoffs right you. You gotta be playing on all cylinders. You gotta be pitching well. You've got to be playing defense. Well and yeah we all. We all know that we look at home runs away. The home runs have been hit this year traditionally the pitching. You'll get the better of the hitters ploughs but are we. What are we GONNA see this. this postseason it. It's GonNa be interesting to see it and then you look over at the National League. You look at dodgers yelled. They're they're pretty much. Everyone's pick coming out of the National League but then you look at the the American league versus the National League it just the power behind and those offenses teams having a D. H. All Year you know it's we're definitely going to see some runs I think. I don't think this is gonna be your average postseason where you see a lot a lot of the pitching kind of dominating the hitters. I think this is GonNa be an offensive postseason which really at the end of the day like. I'm a pure sure but I'm like everyone else. I love to see the offense also how about the being a baseball purist when the wildcard was first introduced. I did did not like it. I like the way baseball to earn your way in but I do now. I've accepted it. I do like the way that they do it. Where the two wildcards play Tuesday night it was the National League and then tonight. It's going to be on Wednesday the American League and where are you on that. Do you like the way it is too so that goes to kind of excel one of them and only one wildcard is allowed to advance you know having grown up in a game. I grew up as a a purist being second generation player but to attract more fans in to attract a younger generation. A game has to evolve and I. I love the format right. I love the way that they've set up the format where it's a one game playoff and you know whoever wins goes forward 'til the team has to a truly leave it all out on the field for that game and really heading into that next series of kind of sets them up where you know they go further in the playoff babe. They've definitely earned it. I think the formats exciting. I think it brings Kinda. NEW IS to the game and gives it a change. The game has to evolve and a half the grill and like I said I was a purist. I wasn't a huge fan of it but but guess what I'm going to be tuned in to watch a one game playoff. I know that an and and I think that's what the game wanted. You also mentioned a little bit of go about the home runs and the ball flying out. The commissioner said that he's going to look into the ball whether or not they alter it changing. I think there's a combination you know like a home run they just do maybe maybe this was a little over the top too much is not always you know good good for you. Would you like to see the ball altered a little bit or just leave. Leave it the way it is. You know I've I've had this this conversation all year and you know so I should issue a disclaimer glamor at this point that my younger brother Del Works for Major League Baseball headquarters in New York. He's actually had a major league baseball youth development along with my I former TM Tony Regan so we had this conversation often. you know clearly there. There's a difference right. Let's let's say that it doesn't take a genius to figure out what are is. They're telling us. There is a difference how they've done it or how it's come about. I don't know but clearly it's it's changing the game right and so there has to be you know somewhere somewhere of a middle ground. I guess you could say and Look I love offense. I've had jokes with my father. My I was telling my father two weeks weeks ago with Your Business and I pop if you were playing today you might hit forty home runs and my dad was a a good offensive player yeah and I think I don't think he hit more than twenty eight in a season and you know twenty eight during the late seventies early early eighties was absolutely eh banging. Oh Yeah Twenty eight home runs today. Please to about forty five depending on the park that you're playing and yeah when you're seeing you know guys get beat by fastballs and the ball goes out of the park. you're seeing broken-bat home runs you know at the end of the day like. I said the game continues to evolve. We're trying to get a younger fan base and I think make no mistake about the the talent of the players today right. You could also say the pitcher's throwing harder than they ever have. hitters are had a better understanding of their approach and what they can do when they can do it earlier in their careers because of all the training that goes on would mean when these guys are young you know so. I think you combine mine all of those things right. It's not just the ball. I think it's a talent of the players I get stronger pitchers who are throwing harder throwing faster. You'RE GONNA radar during the game in in radars lit up you know every everybody's throwing ninety five plus now and you throw in all of those things like like you know pitcher's throwing harder but maybe you know more teams in the League and maybe some guys that maybe ten years ago fifteen years ago may not have been in in the league right so there's less experienced but still unbelievably talented and clearly that equals offensive production more home runs than you know a lot more fly balls. His name is Gary Matthews Junior and he played for the padres cubs. Pirates mets orioles else padres again rangers and that's again. You bounced around a lot a lot early in my early career when I finally figured it out you know I spent the last ten years with two teams. I think we've finished that last year in New York with the mets but got man I I did bounce around a lot a little bit when I was younger and you know finally came into my stride and figured it out as I got older appreciate you being on the podcast ah cats thanks for the knowledge. Thanks Gary Rob. Thanks for having me I appreciate it bringing the closer here's why Alby is better than the NFL or NBA and it isn't even close reason the number three thousand why Major League Baseball is better than the NBA and better than the NFL. All you have to do is see the difference in how you watch baseball postseason Tom. It's a totally different way of watching the game not too many sports change but in baseball aw you watch every single pitch in the playoffs. It just has a much bigger effect. When you watch regular season baseball you can watch the game you could he coming in and out but when it's time for the postseason you sit at the edge of your seat and every pitch is a big pitch every pitch not call the strike fans fans are irate. It might cost him a player my comeback and get a big hit on on a missed call on a ball and strike pitch. Also the just seems to be way more drama. The heads is a big hit in the first inning or big hit in the seventh inning or eighth inning and then go back to the end of the game trying to close out playoff games bullpens. We've seen it we see guys collapse CBS under the pressure of the playoffs and try new clothes out a playoff game. It is the best baseball that it is to watch. Watch come postseason. The postseason of baseball rank second-to-none watch enjoy roll around in it. That's how good it's going to feel in the words words of New York TV legend the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking you for your time this time until next time Rob Parker out he can't get this could be Saka Parker next week same time same fasting uh-huh hello. Hello everyone my name is Steven Satterfield and I'm here with some good news from Iheartradio Iheartradio and the makers of whetstone magazine comes point of origin an all new podcast about the world of food each week. We traveled the globe in here from the keepers of our food traditions and so listen to point of origin on apple podcast the iheartradio APP or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Texting Weight, Fakefluencers, and more with GTrain Fitness CEO Garry Matthews - Fit Club

Fit Club

38:58 min | 1 year ago

Texting Weight, Fakefluencers, and more with GTrain Fitness CEO Garry Matthews - Fit Club

"Welcome back Hollywood life fans on today fit club. We talk texting while shopping fake four and more with CEO trainer and inventor Gary Matthews. Stay tuned. Near tuned into black Hollywood live, the world's first digital broadcast network, devoted entirely to urban entertainment and pop culture. Tune in right now. Welcome fit clubbers. We are back with an all new episode. Very exciting to have Mr. Gary Matthews in the house. Thank you for joining us. Absolutely. This is the trainer and inventor unseal detained for train, fitness. It's an all new way to work out. And we're going to see a little bit of it here today and find out more about what you've done and he came. Well, I should've let you do the introduction because you actually were memories. I was gonna say I was getting horrible introduction. But I've come to see the light over the last two weeks. Thanks to John Salley. So amazing trainer. I get up early. I do cardio G trained for. I think a year and a half solid and then like on and off for like two two years or something like that. It's like a community. Yeah. So what you don't wanna work out. Like, I've said on the show plenty of times. Like, you just don't wanna do it by yourself. People pushing you have Gary yelling at you. Or, you know. So so now that you've got your wide turn from torture to a blessing as what you said, no one the saying that like I said before I think when John John Salley changed my whole outlook. Like, it's totally totally like night and day. I don't know if you notice was like totally like nine-day where it's just like I approach it differently. Like, my mornings like, okay, I look forward to doing it. I know why I'm doing and then I approached exercises like longer, and my Durance is higher. Because of the reason why I wanted to what is it that you think you did to get her going in when she didn't want to go. Because obviously if it just happened last week. How did you get her to keep going? I would show up. How no I'm well. I'm like an I'll I'll show up, but I'll show up complaining. There's a difference. Like, oh, I'll show have. I'll never not show. But it's just like, oh, man. Do this sucks that it does. So it's a different outlook when I get there. Yeah. Those I'm not three hundred fifty. We're gonna find some more secrets to this system. Got a couple of stories to dig into. I the first story actually talks about the new health craze of ginger. I know we've all talked about gingers antioxidant and anti inflammatory, but we're looking at different studies from the journal of pain medicine and the journal of pain twenty two and twenty fifteen that looked at the fact that it can actually leave eat pain, especially after post workout for women. They said period pain, which was something. I was like, oh, that's something different. But but it can leave period paint as well. And they say you want it to be raw or heated. But obviously Roz better than coke because you lose a couple of the nutrients, so what are you say in your system is so intensive we'll talk more about you know, how goes down, but they got they got to come back, right? Advise recovery and training, especially when it comes to diet will actually I mean, if you don't have the right diet, if you're not if you don't have the right diet, and if you're not actually exercising regularly, and you don't have the proper nutrition to go along with it. There's no way you're going to cheat your goals, but if you want to push your body harder and you want to get to the goals quicker. You must have recover is just as important as any workout you do is to recovery and a lot of times people feel that once I leave the gym my job is done. It's actually just beginning. And now it's time to do the process that it takes to get you back to the Jim the next workout. If not you'll find it gets harder and harder to do it. And you don't recover as quickly and ginger is one of the essential element that you need in your body because it does help with with inflammation. It does up the body cover and helps with circulation also. So these one of these things where I use ginger all the time. Whether I'm used as garnish when I'm cooking or whether I'm using the index food, I cook Malla and ginger and fresh herbs is very very essential. A lot of times when you use processors and things have been dried out, you lose a lot of the nutrients in it. And so I was vice people to go fresh. Much as you can you know, you should have ginger on hand at all times. I use it. And just if I'm just drinking a particular TI put a couple of ginger in because that helps you my anti-inflammatory. Yeah. I like to do tomorrow engine. Love a lot of companies just combining the to go and buy them. Now. I mean for me, I'm a little bit of a mad scientist who different herbs. But is there one thing that you're like if I had to skip everything else? That's the one thing I would still do hydration hydrate hydrate hydrate hydrate hydrate a lot of times people don't know how much water they need today. Don't realize how much even when you're not actively exercising. Sweating. You're still sweating bodies still concentrating himself off. So having a regular intake of fluids, especially water is essential regardless of what you're doing. And I think if you let that be your foundation everything else will fall in line. But you cannot get water. You haven't tried have been trying to k got me on the train. Are you doing on that he's still keeping up? You notice the difference? Sniffing your body. Like you like, I know when when you get parched. It's a wrap. So I already know like, okay. Yeah. Maybe on like, you know, that that line, but you know, the waters is key. But then you driving that traffic on the highway. I felt better. A week and a half. Now just trying to really do it. And I felt better but the peanut I have to get used to like seeing. Have to catch up to the so we'll get better. Yeah. Does get. Okay. Because I'm like, I don't know. Like two weeks to get get the consistency. Then then your body will making a random stops running into places. The next topic that we talk about we only talk about the dangers of social media influencers misinformation, but I was floored by this particular study, they did the U K of the top nine influencers. And the reason I was floored because they didn't pick boo. Boo the fool they picked the influencers that are like everyone goes to for the right and the criteria was this. You had to have at least eighty thousand on one side. You also had to be verified on at least two sites, and you had to have an active weight management blog. So these people that were in it. Okay. And so they looked at twelve different factors. And all you do get a score of seventy percent. And you pass you've been in the thing out of the top nine only one pass was score of seventy five percent. And that was a registered nutritionist with a degree. And the lowest was twenty five percent with no, no, background, whatever. But and a lot of the problem was people were standing opinion as facts a lot of the nutritional recipes, they had even look over the last ten recipes on each blog a lot of them were not nutritionally sound. So in this age of social media and for you. It's got to be a little bit more inching because you have the clients that are coming in. And they're telling you about like that's not right, but until you their friends daddy. So how do you deal with that combat them and get them to look at it in a different way? I get approached quite often. Sometimes it's even the Email someone saying, hey, how this does this work is right, whatever. And I always tell people to I need to do before you try anything was consulted vision. I mean, go to the professionals who know best if you're taking advice from someone social media, you're you're probably wrong. No, offense, social media thing. I understand. But if you are not a licensed nutritionist certified personal trainer if you don't have some type of degree whether it's sports medicine. Can you see something that qualifies you to give advice to millions of people then something's wrong? I mean, honestly. And if you if you're the buying public, I tell you, do you homework. Check the facts are these certified are they certified to do what they say they're doing for you. And there's no one diet of one workout just going to work for everybody. You have to be able to individualize each work for each person. So when you try to do something on a mass scale like that you're going be some hit and miss that that that's a given. But if you're giving up nutritional advice will given that work out of ice to people you're selling package, you have to understand that some people will get some benefit to some won't. But as the buying public. You have to do your research, you have to actually look at the person say, okay. Are they licensed to do this? And I know you you wouldn't go to a dentist need heart. Shirley, you wanna make sure that the person you're going to just because they're in that field is not make make them qualify. Yeah. And everything and even if it looks. Professionally apart. You know, this person have a degree ago. And there's so many will have their certifications just because like it's almost like you should look at the history too. Because it's like somebody like, okay. Well, like, I'm struggling actor. So I'm gonna become a personal trainer. It's like that. We. A lot of that is. And that's and that's the problem that that absolutely. The problem industry is one of the problems of industry, but I always tell you to look for someone who was into fitness industry for real. Yeah. This is what they do. They've dedicated their time to effort they put their money behind them. The studies done the certifications that keep us certifications. These are the people you wanna put your heart on money towards to fly by night is just doing it for their will what's going to happen when the do book that job they're gone and next. So, you know, if you willing to dedicate your time and money to getting a result that you desire. I always say listen, go to someone who's in it for real. Yeah. Who has stained pound industry who's been doing it for years and continue to it? And when you talk to them interview, I mean, honestly, just because someone said the trainer or they working facility doesn't automatically mean that they're the right person for you you need to start interviewed at person when you when you meet them say, hi, here's my goals, ease of these what these are things that have problems with. I mean have an injury by might have to express medication. Can you help me with this? And if you can't say be willing to say, listen, I can't. But let me help you find the right person for you. Yeah. I think we all want to look at that twenty three year old person say, oh, I want that body. So whatever they're telling me, they don't want to do. It doesn't really matter doesn't matter. And I can you make me say absolutely not. Yeah. That's between her parents. Possibly dr. What I can do for us. I can make the best version you possible. Yeah. But I'm not gonna turn into somebody else. And if anyone is telling you, or I could meet you like, so, and so then, you know. Everybody wants to deal. Talk a little about texting Kim K Budi. It's about texting while shopping because they found that if you're texting while grocery shopping, and it's not related to your actual activity. You actually buy more food and not only do you buy more implant items. You actually forget the plan. So you gotta go back. You probably go back texting. So. But what I thought was interesting about this was in the journal of kademi the marketing science when they asked the participants did they forget more of the planned items. They said no this. Did you buy more unplanned? They said, no. But they actually did. So they're not even aware of the fact, so sometimes we see stores put oh free wifi, or, you know, a lot of that's to activate you to get on your phone because they know already that you're going to buy more. They've already done those studies. So they know okay. Rewind five actually a plus. So do you do anything to combat against this? Or like, how do you kinda govern yourself when you're shopping or you know, I mean first of all make a list? The list before you go to your store. I mean, it's it's it's a fact of human nature the longer you spend in a certain place at more like your spend. If you if you have a plan going in like, listen, I know exactly what I'm going to get. I don't know what I need. I've checked my frigerator on what I'll it's on. And you're gonna go in get it and get out. But if you walk in, and you're on your phone, you instantly, use slow down you start moving slower. You start looking at things you wouldn't have normally looked at now of a sudden you pull stuff off the shelf that you probably don't even need normally get or you tend to ask the person you're on the phone. Hey, have you had this pick this up from me while you're there next thing? You know, you spend the extra couple hundred bucks. Everybody needs simply because attached to your phone. And like you say, they know that. Yeah. And they make it comfortable for you to be in the store because they know the longer there the more you're going to spend. Yeah. That's always wondered how he starts. They'd pre free wifi like typically stores are kinda know tight. But what do you do when you're trying to like make sure you're not fall into these traps? Like, my fridge is empty all the time. And I keep keep it like that per missile. I. Plan out what I'm going to have for the day. And I I go to the grocery store pretty much either on a daily basis or every other day. They actually know me. So I go there. I get what I need, and then I like pop out, but usually one or two things so it's like that's been my method is because then I don't have to stockpile and eat all the bed, food and one. You don't have not. I don't do the I don't plan them. I don't mean. Prep. Just because I just don't wanna microwave stuff. Like, I'm rather cook it for for today for today. So I'd rather just do that. So it's like, I know I have my base, and I want like chickpeas, then I just go and get that. But you know. That's the main thing the incense guy says hi to me all the time. Coming from the gym like. A lot of people don't have the luxury being able to to daily grocery shops. But I mean, obviously, I'm more of a person. But I usually prep today's events, and that's about as far as I can take that particular type of food prep, you know, one or two days in advance. And then go from there and change it up. A friend and images because of time. So you'll take two hours on Sunday until prep for the week. And the prep looks gorgeous. Thursday. Gets like soft and doesn't have. It's like there's nothing better than like a fresh meal off the stove or like something like rotea on a Friday. If you have the time to prep your food. And honestly, how many people really cookies? Yeah. There's not a lot of people actually can say I can actually go to store get Ryan to prepa cook it, and you know, I it is time consuming. I do understand. And this, you know, their names, you don't really have time to prepping something does work best. But if you if you can't prep, and you can't, you know, do I like to get us. I mean, there's a ton of meal prep places that are pretty good. But again, do you Homer dean shopping make sure for one it's actually economically feasible to do that. Even if it say, you know, I compare for there to bounce third day. I need something different. I have like one delivery service of week or semi like day or two food. That's just one give me a break at kind of break up. The monotony of me all the in store. Texting? Exactly. Faces like some people like Bill cook ground beef or ground vegan me for stuff like that. And they'll have that like seasoned. And then one day, you might have talked one day. You might have I made cauliflower fried, right? Like different things have your maize. And then you just kinda just throw it together. That's that's been helpful to get bit on the meal. Spend too much money. And the last we had with the mentoring which we've already extol the virtues of but who knew that actually affect performance. And so the journal American college the American college of nutrition actually study where they looked at the mentoring diverse to western after four days, which has been trained five K and they were six percent faster in the five train, and they also did test for strint anaerobic exercise. No difference there. But for exercise, I thought, wow, we already have this great diet that's going to help you live longer avoids cardiovascular disease and also now contributes to performance, do, you know, this or have a feeling about this not not a particular feeling when it comes to one over the other? But I believe in each particular. Whether it's it's rainy where it's a western or whatever that you you to there's enough ingredients each one if you pick the right ingredients that you can get the same results. So you don't necessarily have to go to another country's diet in order to get, you know, six percent increase you actually find that in pretty much any died. You just have. To really say, okay. What am I putting my body? That's my performance. Now. Limiting those putting things that are going to help you to performance, especially if you're in a situation where you need to market performance. Like if you're gonna marathon of doing something for endurance. You wanna see your rate of increase get better, your diet will belittle dictate the pace of that. You know, after, you know, say stuff like oh the night before you got a carload sexually for all that kind of stuff. So if you break that down to a simple formula, if I'm eating a lot of processed foods, you know, if I'm eating a lot of I know I'm going to be slower. So if I clean that died up got us of which died, I'm doing is. Sometimes naturally have less of those no bad byproducts in it. So that you can say, well, if this data I'll get better that is true. But you could also stick to where you are. And just big better choices we have too many options in the western diet. That's true. I think in western night, roll always being more portion more portion more. Is the problem? Yeah. A lot of people running the problems because they wait too long to eat. And then when they do over eat, and then about it doesn't want to do with it. So it stores it. Yeah. That was me in college. You get to the dining hall and go back after you know. Chip z want. Dorms? No, thanks the apartment. I wanna find a little bit more about this whole J train system. So I know you open the gym. But then developed a system after you opened the gym. Oh, so you had the vest and everything before. Okay. Well, tell me about it. So. So I've been sort of a personal trainer now. Eighteen years. Two years. In Brooklyn, New York, right deal until an avenue in flatbush, one of the poorest areas of Brooklyn when I tell you I met some of the most amazing trainers, and they're still friends of today. Some of them are mentors that literally live and breathe fitness. I mean, this this this all these people did. And I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of years with them learning. Everything about fitness from the ground up. You know, having your certification knowing what you're talking about an accident of putting into action and be able to Mark your your clients results. And from there, I moved out to LA where I was told was the mecca of. Venice beach is all starting. I'm thinking I'm gonna further my education and realized that I was one of very few in. We're actually trainers who really were dedicated their life in time to helping others. Yeah. So I pretty quickly decided I need to separate myself from the status quo that had developed out here. And I decided that I need to not only branch off into it in my way. But also into doing the way where I could stand alone. So at Friday will make ten years. Wow. So yeah, I started at ten years ago. I was working in getting Jim, but I always had my own system working within there. And I had a client who was very heavy chested and suffered from back pain because of it, and she would come in and should have to sports bras on and she'd try to work out and just out of a need of trying to help her is what sparked me to invent the fitness vest, which is a lightweight vest. Not wait at all. But helps it formed balancing posture based on the design of it self. And I knew that this might be something that could help her. But I had no idea how to do it. So I kind of went shopping around the fine not material that I would need for it. And I settled on polyester neoprene blend because it's very durable. And I wanted to JoAnn fabrics found them the material and then bought a sewing machine Thomas out of so and starting heading venting vessel inventor. Specs. Thomas out of everything in two thousand four. And and from there, I started, you know, outfitting my clients with this vest to help them with whether it was the poor posture Muslim balances or whether they had back pain or something else. And it took about a year for me to really realize what I had and it's one of those on my goodness moments where you realize, oh, wait a minute. I might be onto something. And then I did on my paperwork. Make sure I got you know, the copyright Pat on stuff done properly. Then I once I had chief that was two thousand twelve I started doing classes with the vest. And I soon after that added resistance bands because I wanted something that everyone can do that wasn't very taxing the body. So I basically invented a wrist ankle cuff system to where the vest, the wrist and ankle bands work altogether. Nice. And from there, I've just basically inputting brick by brick Bill in the company to where. Now, I have a distribution deal with four countries we're here in north Hollywood valley village down the most beach. So it's like, you know, it started very humbly, but it's going very quickly registration because a lot of my back on. Couple years ago. One locations killing. People every six. The best every day. The best every day. Just it's also like sweating too. So that was beneficial. And just, you know, makes you more now from the consumer point of view first day, you see the vest were you like I'm out or. Intimidate, it doesn't intimidate especially you haven't really worked out before. Even if you have dental rain. Yeah. I think it's it's perspective. Because I I did come from a workout background the person who invited me. She's is spicy by the way. Yes. She's the one who told me about it and didn't show up to class went to. But. She told me about it, and I know her workout so it's like, okay like could do this. So it wasn't intimidating for me. I can understand somebody who's brand new never worked out. You know, it can be intimidating for them. However, it's not one of those things where they strap you in like, you know. You're kidding. We always do their shock people because it is a vast wrist and ankle cuffs. Whoa. What is this? So I always make a joke. When someone bring someone who over like today today, she brought a friend. And I was like, oh, what did you do? Over the money 'cause people don't disturb this class read about it. But the when you first put it on everybody before we move onto our next topic. I do want to let you know about anchor because anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast it gives you everything you need one place for free just like this show, which you can use right from your phone or computer, they have creation tools that allow you to record edit your podcast. So it sounds great. Just like this one and the and distributor podcast for you. So it can be heard everywhere podcasts are heard like Spotify apple podcast, Google podcasts. And so many more you can easily make money from your podcast to with no minimum listenership get started today by downloading the anchor app or you can go to anchor F M R I guys. Let's get back to the show. It's not daunting, very comfortable to have it on, and is one of those things that you instantly feel the difference. It's hard you can't slump. It's hard to slumbering. So instant you feel like your chest your shoulders back which is a proper form because in order to have the most efficient movement you have to be an appropriate hostage, proper, form and balanced balanced body. Kuts muscles a lot better. And you get much better work, and you're ready injuries goes down. And that's one of the things I wanted to focus on, and I was gonna say, I don't think people realize that you could really train for ten years and very little progress because a tiny little things you're not doing exactly I had a friend who was just doing his trust a little angle all of a sudden it's exploding. Absolutely. Yeah. You gotta get out of our own comfort zone out of runway. Sometimes because we get so ingrained in doing something certain way that we believe that it's going to work even though it's not working. And we know what the difference, and that is the same thing and expect results. It's just not gonna happen. So when people come in one of the things that people notice who've been with a little while I haven't come here for years, why still hard. It's a few reasons one, I don't plan workouts. I don't sit there and write workouts out. I don't do it to where it's, you know, this is structured setup I a freestyle rapper. I come in. And I give you an hour of everything organic. And I do that twice a day six days a week for the last seven years and allows you too can meet the needs of the day. Yes. Because that's actually what I feed off of you know, based on who's in class and fitness level. They're on bath. Without me. Even having the same thing. I'm already Gary over. Yeah. It's already in process. For me when I go to gym. What are you doing? I'm like, it's all instinctual sometime unease or. Exactly. Yes. Absolutely. It's also for different levels to have especially with the nine o'clock. We'll even the ten o'clock class, you have people who like Jeremy who's double doing all sorts of crazy stuff. In addition to the things that and then you have people who are brand new, and you know, you have all different mom like you have all different types of people in the class, which is amazing because it's not the, you know, one of those classes where it's like everybody's like hard core. And so you have different people from different walks of life, which makes it a good community. So you can choose your resistance the resistance from light to me into heavy and things about people I coming to Detroit light of medium. But when they look at other people doing the heavy set they want they expire too that even coming started with the bans that degreen. And now they're on red simply. No, heck, no. Do we pretty much TK writing because we've actually met her? I actually heard about a little bit. Yeah. I did. Yeah. And then I was like the track background love this deal. And so what you came in. It's like the first few times. I worked really hard. And then it started to weigh in on her. She would like come with her bag dragon. And I look at them like I don't care too late. You got here. Exactly do it. Because to me if you showed up that's hard part. I gotta make three hour. Yeah. But people always assume can fit like, oh, you're gonna kill this out to kill me. I do workout. I am absolutely off. If it's a new work come in and Basit, but first one. Even. Well, we have a little thing that we do on fickle the fit club five ask you five rapid fire questions and just get the to get a little bit more. So TK will fired up my bad. I wasn't ready. Always earlier always late. Depends on the situation. Always always on time. Do you listen to one apple for the rest of your life? What will be MRs kissing Lord hill. Row will be your last meal. Mom's cooking, whatever's is picking. Color on and. Genton seldom boy at heart piece cobbler. But Bill credit? Not really. Junk food like I dunno like, maybe the candy might be. But we I mean, we make some pretty good ice creams to all mango is Papa. What do you think about Carribean food is really not much junk for dessert or like food? Yeah. Grand opening this Friday grant, open this Friday, Detroit. They'll be. But yeah, people always all the time the post and they're like, oh, yeah. When it comes like, I've heard that so many times. So it's like yes today who came she she loved it. So where is it its north Hollywood? Village to laurel canyon boulevard. Nice. Like four strength. We right in the middle. What time this weekend as Friday invited? Everybody. So to to plug it. We have a lot of birthdays and may have ten of them in my gym. So what we decided to do is collectively put everyone together and say, listen, we're not gonna celebrate ten birthdates as we're gotta do is this Friday from six to ten half a gym where we do cardio Vance class. We're gonna turn that into a nice little party area and a good friend of mine oil who is from our does we basically gonna be on the grill building up some good food people are bringing conical pilot distal pass kind of thing. But it just kind of saying thank you not only for members who've been dedicated and writing with us for the last five years now to say, hey, thank you for coming. We shared, you know, all your patriots that you've done you fitness center, you know, and everything continue to do and also say happy birthday to has Burke's. And may even if you birthday just passed in last month able to come on and say, hey, we would appreciate it this season. Okay. And I wanna know what's next for you, always inventing then deliver the five year plan. What do you see seven five years five years from now looking total of ten locations in five years? We have a new location coming up from boulevard in about a month and a half. That's that's north Hollywood. So we'll have lower canyon, which is right next door north Hollywood. And it's actually one of those sweet things because I started in that building and had to, you know, got take it over for about a year and a half. And then the Washington developer, literally lily tear it down. Big a fifty foot hole and now erected a magnificent building. And we'll be on the second floor of that Bill. So the deal was once I decided to take it over that once that the new building up, and I'll be invited back and put a state of the art gym in that location. So we're we're very full circle. Full. It's a long game. Yeah. I'm like I said if you have someone who's in the industry for the long game. That's the person you wanna get behind. And I think that's fitness aside. The toughest part about being a CEO and owning your own business. What do you think was what made the different for you? What got you do the business part of it? Okay. Coming up watching. My dad run his own company is what really got me going. I mean, I looked at you know, how he approached his business mice that. He always had a plan. Always planned every step out and made sure that he was making the right moves, even if it didn't work out. It was still the right move at the time and understand that in business their successes and fails and after two with the bad, and you learn from what didn't work and you do better than ex time. And I'm also, you know, I'm all about the long game. You know, if someone told me three years ago, I'm gonna give you an opportunity opened a business in this location. So I'm going to be a year and a half billion dollars five I do that. But looking at the long-term listens gonna take two and a half years. To build a new building. At that point. You come back in. I was able to see three and a half years down the road and see where I'm at and faith that you'd be there that I would be there and thriving and be read it'd be ready to take that next step. And I mean to me, honestly, if you're in it for short gains, not only will your your customers, see it and they'll see right through it. You know, you'll also won't be able to see the long delong term effect of what you're doing. Because if you can see something far enough ahead, you know, whether or not you make a move, and if it's not working for you have time to stop and go the other way in some like, vice trainers all the time vice said, well, if you look in a billion clientele don't train for money. What does? The knows train results. The money will come if you train for results you focus on your client getting the results you'll never be a short for clients. And I that's where I've taken someone in who I know didn't have the funds to to Hymie on and still took them on. Listen, I'm gonna give you everything I have to make sure you get the results, and guess what me ten people and every. As never fail. What are you doing? Yeah. Training doesn't that? And then it grows from there. But if you don't have the, you know, the foresight to say, I'm gonna have to take, you know, not even L, but I'm definitely going to dedicate my service, just one person, and let her be my hayme her be my mouth, he's too. So what I really do. Then that's how you grow. Yeah. I like a personal chair back in the day like far far back in the day. I still have my very first client twenty five dollars an hour. But she gave me her whole family. I trained in training for mom her brother, her end her to the point that now like even I've been out of the game for a long time. She still in contact. Says the girl. Craze. When you invest in the person, and the person's always gonna feel like, you know, they're going to be your mouthpiece. They're gonna versus you just go into like a class or whatever. It's like they just don't care. It's like, well, why should I? Why should I bother posts, you know? So it makes it makes it fun. When you see a rails postings. You get that reposted, Angie. I want to take home with I want to work out home can people do that. Because. Go to the website, fitness dot com, and you could purchase directed from. There. If you happen to be in the area, we do sell it at facility, but we ship to anywhere in three days. And if you need to buy replacement bands, you can get that. Okay. Awesome. Getting placement bands on a lot of people gift it to someone else. Still by themselves in his oh, my mom on my sister on and so they'll they'll do that a lot and recently, I've gone shipments to Africa, which I was like, wow. Some of Africa GT investors, this amazing, but I've ship the people in the military and the young lady who bought it from in the military. She's like, here's the deal. I'm going to be here for forty eight hours, and we had to coordinate me shipping it and getting into that port. Right. When she was there, and she she got it. But yet when you get things like that where people who are, you know, not in contact with you there. See what you're doing? And they believe in what you're doing enough to put out or money behind it. It's very warding. It goes way pass what you will get from. You know, someone you know, generating the sale because that person then will record. What they're doing Senate to you. I've semi thank you letters. You know, people lose over a hundred pounds. And you can't get anywhere else. Absolutely awesome. It's good. Because it's not like the bands like the vans. If you don't know what you're doing with just like the regular bands. Then you're gonna be lost to have them attached to you like you should. And you have the base the basis on the basics. Then trainer. Maybe maybe we'll try to get my mom. But maybe. Class. Monday shock. I'm coming to class. Boxing, classes, great, man walks. Ten AM today. Class because I killing everything. In washington. Well, this is awesome. Gotta they need so much for joining. The Friday the open house. Friday's open house. Yeah. We're just gonna have you know, Jim open to people who wanted to come in. If you haven't been there before out of the absolute come by get a plate of food. But we just want to say thank you to members who have been supporting us. Oh long. And also to our all of our people who are in a gym and say, you know, we really appreciate you guys with knowledge. The fact that not only are you part of our family, but you also extend your family into our family. So the community continues to grow the community gym and community oriented like that. And that's so many people through through. It's like another like 'cause you know like do networking stuff. It's just like a whole 'nother like group of folks and doing interesting stuff. Crazy in different personalities. And it's it's a it's a great community. We have a lot of fun. I mean, most gyms you go to you go, and you pay for it and that it stops. There. We go way beyond that. You know, we go to each as as a group. We're planning a camping trip this summer, dad. Most of them never been camping. I boy scout. So that's just part of my over. Most of them have never been having slept outside of pitch. To me, you know, it's gonna be taken him out of the conference on Louis, but they're so excited about it. Which is to me, it's not all working out and pushing or whatever if you can step outside your comfort zone in acquire a new, you know, skill set everything like that. That's all part of learning going on you bring it back into the gym William play. Why not absolutely speaking of mile? Okay. So so yes. So the month of may I've decided together it's called one hundred miles of may challenge so days, so. Hundred miles basically, three point three miles per day. And we've got we've got about thirty people in the signed up to doing and basically you're downloading any fit app or anything like that. Whether it's on your phone, or you're watching just just log your mouse for the day your steps. And for a lot of people do that. Instead. Yeah. But we we try to make it to say you should dedicate a certain amount of time to actually the jogging walking running hiking. It has to be put power you can't on your bike. Yeah. Or in your school scooter in the car actually foot on the ground doing? Yes. And we've had an unbelievable response to people are sending me videos are pitches of tracker that my God. I can't believe I've actually done this. And I think we have some people who've done was forty miles in the first week. Does the FX count? Okay. Then I've been hitting three 'cause I do an hour and ten ish every day. So I've been so you're on track. Is beneficial. 'cause I know like I've been wanting to do cardio and cardio in like two or three days a week. So this really helped me push past what I wanted to do which was get in like, you know, solid date. Sounds like every day doing it. So even the the workout cardio intensive that yesterday. Like one seventy six yesterday. She was complaining about my heart rate. They haven't been here. A while. And I don't know that'd be all sustainment thing. That's a good thing. I'm still alive. Thank you. She makes it to every workout like chill come complain a little bit. But then I look at it. And she's over this killing. Yeah. Shoot that an interim stories tell tell. Again. Thank you for joining us -solutely guy on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, is strong, and you could buy me on everything at TriNet, find you find your Instagram teach fitness and detained that between fitness center, Detroit for this center and also Detroit fitness dot com. Awesome. We always seen you Friday for the open house. 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Hour 2: Stugotz's Weekend Observations

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

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Hour 2: Stugotz's Weekend Observations

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Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save. New his weekend up survey shins are going to be in one half hour. Let's wish a happy eightieth birthday to Ted Turner. Happy birthday to him. I don't care pit lock same age as well bond about that Ted Turner. I wonder how many in the audience know what pioneer what a pioneer? He was. I wish he existed today. He managed games for the Atlanta Braves. Just decided up and manage games, which is what Jerry Jones is trying to get away with in a disguise in two thousand eighteen but Jerry Jones can't do that. Because of how poorly went how many games did he manage my look up some of the information. I'm pretty sure that during one of those races during one of those jobs. He also raced something there was a race involving Ted Turner. He was going full circus act when you think of controversial owners, polarizing owners history of sports, it's Steinbrenner it's Mark Cuban it's Donald sterling for other reasons. But just interferes Ted Turner was that before anybody was I Ted Turner. He's own one first career. Yeah. The one game. I want some information on that game. Can we get some can we get an oral history? Don't you think Jerry Jones would like to do that for a game? Oh, absolutely. Well, I think he is doing it as you said he's just using casing Garrett. I mean, but yes, I think I think Jerry Jones would love to do that for a game who wouldn't like to do that for a game Stu gods was yelling Jerry Jones during the break. He was yelling at his computer. And Jerry Jones because he's saying who wouldn't sell their franchise for ten billion dollars. Jerry Jones says he's not selling the Cowboys. But if you offered ten billion dollars, that's where he'd put the price if he were selling the Cowboys, which he will never sell. I was just saying the, Dan like it must be nice to be able to sit on something that's worth ten billion dollars. Hey, it's worth ten billion not for. It's not actually worth ten boy he thinks it is worth four billion. I think and Jerry says it's worth ten it's worth ten that means Jerry knows you can get ten from someone believe me Jerry knows he has a put that out there without now this wheelhouse. Then I kinda sounds like Jerry trying to get the price to ten. The falcons man up in there. That's an excellent question. Like just in general what happened there? They were. They were up twenty three men and nothing's going right since they were up twenty three in the Super Bowl and piece by piece they have totally fallen apart since or now they've turned to Julio Jones into a defensive back like he's out there trying to break up interceptions. I was shocked that that team had nineteen points at home. I don't get it. They lose. But the fact that they had nineteen boy, I don't understand how good or I didn't understand. How good Kyle Shanahan was Mike spent that whole falcon season explaining to us that it was the center MAC, and that it. And and we we were looking at one of these situations where Shanahan is a quarterback whisper. And Matt Ryan hasn't been the same thing since and he must be right Shinhand must be Stu gods because they get competent quarterback play San Francisco when everything's broken. They still get competent quarterback play. He must be Bella. Check is saying look I don't wanna harm Garoppolo. I'm gonna I'm gonna put him in capable hands. Right yet. He got her. But yes, he must be you must be. I'm what he must be very good at coaching quarterback. I mean, you saw what he did with Brian Hoyer in Cleveland, they were in the mix until December on he was running a lot of the same plays that he was in Cleveland in Atlanta. He was just doing it with a more talented quarterback. And he made that talented quarterback MVP. Can you look up for me? Please Ted Turner, just Google search Ted Turner, an ostrich and just tell me what comes back place, just the ostriches. A we've told you before it's a very dangerous bird. Disembowel you. It's unbelievably fast, the the ostrich. I don't know if the is the ostrich close to the cheetah in speed. I know the cheetah's the fastest seems impossible, man. The ostrich can move Stu gods. Garo put it on the poll, it's ten the ostrich move the ostrich super fast, I want I want both of these bits of information. Chris please look up for me. Everything you've got on ostriches, Mike Ryan, please look up for me. What comes back with the Google? Search Ted Turner ostrich because I seem to remember I have somewhere embedded in my mind. The remnant of an ostrich race back when they were becoming America's team, and man, we could sit here and talk ninety s and eighties Braves baseball forever around here because we feel like the nation at large had the similar experience that we did with cable programming the advent of cable programming. Introducing you to this particular sports team. I have nothing on the ostrich. But I do have this. On Ted Turner. He wanted to manage more games. Major league baseball at the time. The Commissioner was buoy Kyun. It's a funny name. But they shut it that they said if you own stock into team, you cannot manage that baseball team, but Ted Turner wanted to manage forever. I found something with an ostrich. Now, I thought like everyone else at Ted Turner was racing and ostrich as if there was a finish line. And he was raising the opposite of the ostrich. Not the case, I found an image of him on top of an ostrich as if he were jockey of some sort. So he was racing. The strich. Ostriches can run at forty three miles an hour and cheetahs can run sixty five to seventy five. Okay. But wait a minute. But how many animals are? Okay. But how many animals hold on a second here who let's let's go through some animals here can run a fifty forty three miles an hour. What tiger run thirty to forty? So if you wanna get chased by one of the other get chased by tiger rather than a lion leopards thirty six, oh, wait a minute. How fast is your same bolt isn't an us is an ostrich twice as fast as you. Same bolt? The Braves loss of the pirates that day to one it was their seventeenth consecutive loss. You saying bolt can run it twenty seven point all these. That's nothing. He loses to a whippet thirty five miles per hour. Using bolt. Our best human is getting dusted in a race by an ostrich whose clock tyreek hill. Mike how it's anyone's apprised by this that the ostrich put that on the poll as well gear. Are you surprised that the ostriches over many miles it is faster per hour, then you same volt? John Candelaria was the starting pitcher for Pittsburgh that day the Candyman apparent falcon flies at two hundred forty two miles per hour. No, no, no at dives at two hundred miles per hour. Not fly. Thank you, ROY. It's as if someone doesn't listen to a single Ron McGill segment back there. Why are you bringing falcons into this game gear mo-, Google fastest animal? The pirates bought a goose into the game that day goose Gossage closed at African malaria ongoing wild ass runs forty miles per hour. What men going wild ass is faster than you? Same bolt put that on the poll. Guillermo, are you stunned among Golian wild ass is. His Feser that some fast s man. I wanted to assume some zoom, boom, boom hell was among goaling and wild ass. Sounds like something you come down with on spring break. Came home. It was crazy this week. I came back with the Mongolian. 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Mike Ryan says he's betting the under entertainment purposes. Porpoises only he's calling in. Funder that does not sound like a funder watching that game rooting for people to not score points. You rooting against America. You rooting against football. You're betting against it. What's the number at is that sixty four over under six hundred sixty three and a half. Nice number. You've got Andrew lock looking like, Andrew luck. Again, tightens up everybody. Go to hell. It's tighten up the fun. It's tight and go to hell. Take your team. Get out of here. Get out of here with your five and five five and five in the last ten ten and ten in the last twenty or fifteen and fifteen in the last thirty you're twenty and twenty in the last forty you're twenty five and twenty five in the last fifty for team O'Brien should be coaching. Just stop it. Stop and wash take Washington with you while you're at it, washing the same thing. What do you mean NFC's leaders talking about now that Washington has Colt McCoy keep them there? Anyway, there's plenty of football to talk about. But I wanna talk about Ted Turner, America's team nineties Braves. It's it's one of my favorite conversations. I wanna go back to Ted Turner owning listen to the time that it was in America because it was a different time cable television had not yet exploded. So people my age aren't able to mask consume sports. It's not this technology. You've got your team. They're not even really regional television packages at the time when we were growing up my sound like your grandfather on this. But so that became America's team terrible Braves team that just happened to be on TBS with all the good programming on TV TBS. There were these Braves that were terrible of Gary Matthews. They of of Claude L Washington they were terrible Braves teams. But they were an America America was sort of introduced to the idea of wait a minute. I can follow a team nationally. I don't have to if I don't have a baseball team in my market. I can watch and. I like baseball. I could watch these games with the advent of cable television that was brought in by Ted Turner, and those brave in TBS is super station. There are a lot of younger fans out there that are fans of baseball that probably asking themselves. Why do the Braves have this fan base that doesn't necessarily reflect how good they are? It's not just because they were good in the nineties. His because you could watch every at Braves game. I'm telling you, we're watching all those Dale Murphy games men. Right. Thompson just wrote an ESPN the magazine piece on where have you gone, Dale Murphy because of this crud. Because somehow those teams that weren't any good, right? Rick camp out there, David Letterman, David Letterman is get beefing with Terry Forster because he calls him a fat tub of goo because the Braves were the only team that anyone was watching nationally just to give people an idea of how bad they were. They were sixty one in one zero one sixty nine ninety three sixty six ninety four. I mean, that's how bad these brave. Teams weren't until they got going. Nights in the nineties, but my tried. I think the the Allegiant okay gamma put it on the poll what had more to do with allegiances today for the Braves the winning in the nineties or the America's team stuff that came with cable television. TBS? The SuperStation has the SuperStation what else was on the SuperStation Chris I'd like to go back to the eighties nineties here. Wherever it what is this? This is the eighties. I guess Rick camp. Bob horner. Can like dusty Rhodes at third base. I've hey, Bob Horner, man. He hits a month on I want to see what the SuperStation programming lineup looked like because it's what got me there. And then I happened upon Gary Matthews in the outfield and every time he chased the fly ball. His afro was too large. So his hat would come off his head. And it was a majestic televised. Baseball eighties effort. What year do you would you like us to go back to you? Like, he can you give it like eighty five eighty four that area. I remember when I was a little kid TBS is super stations. Where I went to watch the national wrestling alliance's NWF. This is what I was going to say, this is something that that the two things that drew us to cable television as sports fans might have been baseball and wrestling because I've told you that story a million times of the the Saturday. Wrestling matches were always terrible. It was always the star against you know, in the beige trunks from Opelicka wild Bill Schneider, and he'd punch in the stomach one time and then spend the rest of the match losing. It was all garbage. And then the USA network comes with wrestling and Kamal is running around the studio and Vince McMahon, the announcer is throwing it to commercial because Kamala chasing chicken, he's chasing, a chicken. And Vince McMahon is like this is crazy now keep in mind that you got in the giant wasn't from Uganda. We later learn. He was just an American, dude. Because wrestling traffics and racist stereotypes, but I was not a grown den. Then I was but a boy. And I'm watching and they go to commercial, and it's amazing when they come back to from commercial Kamala 's the the camera was very close to come on his face and in his mouth, clearly feathers. Clearly when they were on commercial Kamala. There's no other explanation for this eight alive chicken. And he started blowing feathers at the camera and this Ted Turner's responsible for so much of this. Happy birthday Ted Turner, this has been a heartfelt tribute today. You introduced us to cable television, introduced Claudio Washington. Gary Matthews in some ways, she introduced us to professional wrestling. We cannot thank you enough. So that is straight talk. It is brought to you by straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage and America's largest and most dependable four G LT networks weekend observations of stugatz next donlevatar here MO pulled out a receipt that he's got an his desk. Look at the length of it. Oh my gosh. What's the matter with you gear? Mohammed. How be this receipt. Why do you still have the receipts? I put it in my pocket. What if we get audited, Stu gods? Tell the radio audience how long that receded it's easily over a yard. I say maybe two nuts onto your that. Received more to the environment than your orange juice the length of Jarvis Landry. Catch. I think it's much longer than that. That would be as long as career Jarvis Landry longest career touchdown the length of that receipt. VC's live at our show with Stu gods on ESPN radio. We cover the hell out of middle fingers around here. We pride ourselves on doing it. I believe we became the show where you got your middle. Finger information with bud Adams when the powder blue suit wearing owner of was it then the Houston Oilers is it was a tight. It was the titans. Yeah. He might have done this in buffalo. He gave double middle fingers. No side. Flaps nothing just to middle fingers. Naked it ended up in a giant fine for him. We'll get this to God says we cannot survey ships in a second. But I'm sad to report that the taunting in the Harvard Yale game this weekend. We're running back for Harvard. Got fifteen yards for taunting. It looked like he was giving a middle finger to the defensive back. Not very Ivy league, but photographic evidence suggests otherwise now it is not unfortunately a middle finger, but there was a middle finger yesterday that Malcolm Jenkins gave Sean Payton. Did you see that got? I did see that. Yeah. Sean Payton can get under someone's skin man cameras. Caught Jenkins giving the middle finger because the defending champions were down thirty one points and the saints went for it on fourth and six and of course on that play Alvin Kamara beat Malcolm Jenkins. So if you if you have any other middle finger information pleased that we did we need to develop a hotline time now for stugatz is weekend. Observations. It is time for stugotz to share his game notes. No, one in the media will tell you what happened. But at the my voice to weekend observations brought to you by vivid seats need game tickets. Find your seats at vivid seats, the official ticket partner of ESPN. Enter promo code ESPN at checkout and receive ten percents off your order today, vivid seats, Dan, ally and the New York football giants or back Kemba Walker. The rare sixty burger with a side of loss. Michael lap in there. Sixty buggery laws shot. I've never seen it. It's rare. It is rare Michael wilpon if I'm irritating. You this much? It's working Oklahoma state finally won the game. It never win. Or did. West Virginia lose the game. It always loses. That's not good under a real conundrum. Notre Dame statement can't stand Notre Dame. But the pinstripes were pretty cool urban Meyer looks haunted. Also, can he stop grabbing his crotch? These citadel deserves some sort of trophy and a spot in the top twenty Ohio State, Michigan for all the marbles marbles that Alabama will probably take away from you. Tennessee titans. Lost to the colts thirty eight to ten yet, somehow remained firmly entrenched in the mix the Redskins caught a lucky break with that. Alex Smith injury saints team to be the more. I think about it the more convinced I am that Bill Belichick. Let Mike Rabo and the tighten the patriots. This was a serious you were trying to get this theory off the ground last week that Bella check helps the former coach I gotta be honest. It's Billy's theory. He put it out there. And I agree with the Bill, and I want to steal your thunder here. It's your theory, and the more I think about it. If the watching the titans yesterday, there is no way. Ballot. Check did not let them beat my rebel. Just the first time around make them look good. Does it for people? He likes means Romeo Cornell. He did not like you sorry about that. I propose it play in game for the fourth final four team. Whoever the committee. Decides is the fourteen has to play UCF. I winner gets to lose to Alabama. Bill polian. Was right. Lamar Jackson isn't a quarterback. He's a once in a lifetime quarterback. After watching. The ravens twenty four teams are now terrified they passed up on the greatest quarterback that has ever lived the New York Jets were one of those teams even on a buy week. I hate them condolences to the Panthers. And the chargers I staring football directly in the eye. And losing the most shocking thing that happened in the NFL yesterday was the falcons scoring less than twenty points at home Tyson Chandler, NBA MVP, collision course, the Pacers are off to a very quiet tendon six star. In fact, it's the quietest. Ten and six start in NBA history. Have you noticed that all teams around him? We're all talking about Toronto. The Sixers the Celtics the basic a better record than six those talking about it because they're not going to be anything. But a sixteen. About that. There are two or three seed right down. Victor depot was one of the best players in the NBA. I mean MVP consideration. If Tyson Chandler doesn't win it saints at home unbeatable except for that time, they got beat. I'm all for Condoleeza Rice getting the Browns head coaching job. But just feel like she has more to offer to the world. Ghandi Steelers did what they had to do. It's amazing thing when scouting Alabama coaches will look at the first half tape from their game against the citadel. Alex Smith went out the way you'd expect twelve of twenty seven for one hundred thirty eight yards. Overlong? Nice today. The saints are averaging thirty seven point eight points per game. It's nothing else. The saints winning. Not surprising eagles being allows e football team. Surprising. Blaine gabbert, not terrible. Jon gruden. Congratulations. On a totally meaningless win. Great job by Condoleeza Rice, potentially parlaying her spot on the college football committee into an NFL head coaching job. Golden State Warriors. The beginning of the end five teams that have no shot of making the Super Bowl are tied for the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC dope. Man. He NFL has it figured out dolphins or one of them, aren't they? Yes. Doing the mix. Baby Brock Osweiler. I am. Daniel Snyder sign him idea. Steve Kerr said the last few years, the warriors haven't been in the NBA they've been in a dream dreams aren't real. So Kevin Durant seems like your own head coach agrees with my personal record book that says you've never won an NBA title death taxes and Marcus mariota questionable to return an annual tradition. Unlike any other Colt McCoy. Are the Cowboys for real not sure is Jerry Jones's face. Real definitely not Marvin Lewis questions. What happened there? What happened there? I didn't put a how'd that get in there? Lazy Marvin Lewis questions? Lamar Jackson sustainability. Listen, if anyone is an expert on sustainability, it's Marvin Lewis. We have reached the witching hour is the greatest sentence in sports, Clemson fans you beat Duke in football act. Like you've been there before less miles agreed to be the next Kansas football coach the mad Hatter happy anniversary damn two weeks ago today, you said you could see the eagles in the Super Bowl. You know, what the eagles have a Super Bowl hangover? Vance Joseph not challenging two point play. And after the game saying get the call, right? How about that? Don't put it on us Vance. I am proud of you the stugatz is strong in you Bobby between up. Don't get too comfortable as our Brian's OC in. How urban Meyer is coming for your job. Then those other weekend observations. I thought I thought urban Meyer would be making his way toward bright spot. But you've got to spot is secure. Okay. I'll is secure spot. Shoutout to all the directors of these game broadcasts that have figured out. If anything happens on the field, the first thing, you should do as pan over to urban Meyer. So we can see his reaction. Money in the Bank money in the Bank money in the Bank. The the witching hour was heroin yesterday. My God was it good. There were three boxes on the screen. And I didn't know what the hell was going on giant plays at all the games such a letdown. When the four o'clock game starts, and we get some can we get some more details on the actual witching hour and how it's comparable to the NFL red zones witching hour, we've got a new sponsor you've seen their ads on television. I'm sure it's a cool way to exercise. It's a fun way to exercise. It's a safe way to exercise peleton from Wikipedia in folklore the witching hour or the devils. Our is time at night associated with supernatural events creatures such as which is demons and ghosts are thought to appear and to be most powerful at this time and Rick Pitino. Wouldn't tracking the domestic dust bunny? You come to find them hiding under wardrobes next to Las soaks due to some scarring off what's ugly fascinating about the dust bunny is that although they are not actually essential creatures when they have not only saves people money, but also has a ninety seven percents customer satisfaction rating. It's obvious to them you should switch because Yesler. Switching to gyco is a no brainer. Oh, no. It's the dust bunnies. Only natural predator on the hung doesn't on his run along. Donlevatar the by focal eyeglasses. Stugatz. Marcus mariota growing up right in front of our out. Our our is these things live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. We're going to do funniest thing from the sports weekend in a second. But I loved during your weekend survey shins, the Washington Daniel Snyder sign him, I dare you. Because right there next to the White House if team think about that division, Stu gods and think about what these what this Washington team is bringing in for workouts. And Colin Kaepernick, if he were ever going to play in the league, again, you would think this would be the situation that division you're on top of it. You just lost in a gruesome injury with Joe thighs men in the crowd in a way that was pretty horrific. You just saw Alex Smith taken away for the season. And again, we do the whole Colt McCoy thing. What are the names of those quarterbacks that that Washington is trying out ROY TJ Yates Kellen Clemens EJ Manuel Johnson, walk Sanchez. Mark Sanchez Sanchis. He walked out today. Brothers. This. Josh johnson. Hold on a second. Can I can I just real quick? And we just examples and all of those guys work that today. So they like sitting in a room and a lobby all of them looking at each other. And they're like Whoo. This sanchez. What are you doing here? Fancy seeing you here yet again, the locker room and get cleaned up with all the washed up quarterback to show up to show up in a lobby and it's like looking in a mirror for all of them. Wait a minute. I'm TJ Yates. TJ h walks into that room. He's like I'm here Clemens. Sanchez digital. He's like. TJ h is always there. He's always the first one to show up. I got him walking into the room and Clemens Johnson. And Sanchez dejected like tame it. Taking Uber over together. I don't even need to throw looking at these guys. Let them all thrown then call me j manual having all sorts of trouble getting a new Bor. Headshots resume randomly started NFL playoff. Game Yates jam. Wait a minute. All right. We're not doing funniest thing from the sports week. And now, I wanna do this lavas might be it Washington worked out all those dudes today because it's not even noon. I only spent didn't break his leg. But listen twenty four hours ago did all these dudes get on a plane into fly to Washington in the event that they might be invited into the lobby to try out for backup quarterback the second had happened. I believe they have alerts on their phones. Like, hey quarterback next. Just got injured they examine this for a second. So it's horrifying Alex Smith is on the floor. His leg is broken. They keep going to Jost thighs men in a sky box symbolism is star Lawrence Taylor in the only moment of compassion. Anyone ever saw publicly in a football game was horrified after breaking Joe thighs men's leg and started calling over for trainers. That's what happened to Alex Smith yesterday. And as soon as it happened t j Yates is phone is ringing. Art somewhere March inches is watching the game. And he's like boom, grabs his duffel bag. I'm on the next flight to Washington as that work, the kind you imagine it. It's the agent to the player like Alex gruesome injury. Injury. Like some siren goes off among the in this purgatory where DJ gates and EJ manuals and Sundays. I see gates watching the red zone. Seeing that injury immediately licking its fingers and going to work on warming up the old Kane, I see jamarcus Russell flying to the wrong city. Oh, I'm in Seattle. What happened now? Just stay. I've got peterman's agent calling the Redskins and then make knowing the calling just sending it to go to voice. Carson Wentz yesterday would have had a better passer rating if every time he dropped back. He threw it straight into the ten throw. Seriously. How did they win the super? How were they this bad? I thought for sure that division right now there they are Washington is in-command with no Alex Smith, Alex Smith was going to lead them to just slightly above mediocre. Which is good enough to win that division. Yep. The only team as a winning record. Honestly here. Come the giants charging for that? I mean, they are. I mean, the right there every team is right? Even the eagles. Are we going to look back at the patriots losing a Super Bowl to the eagles and Super Bowl MVP, Nick foles and not be able to explain that to our grandchildren. Children. I can't explain it to myself a year removed. Like football doesn't even explain it to same team. How I don't. I don't understand Jay Ajayi is not that important, I refuse to believe it Nick foles is apparently. All right. Trevor prices going to be next and seriously Washington signed him, he dares. You wouldn't tracking the domestic doesn't money. You come to find them hiding under wardrobes next to Las soaks. Due to some scarring off what's ugly fascinating about the dust bunny? Is that ovo they'll not actually essential creatures when they Kyko not only saves people money, but also has a ninety seven percents customer satisfaction rating. It's obvious to them you should switch because Yesler. Switching to gyco is a no brainer. Oh, no. It's the dust bunnies. Only natural Prentice on the lung dust on his run along.

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Effectively Wild Episode 1368: Barehand Gab

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

1:16:44 hr | 1 year ago

Effectively Wild Episode 1368: Barehand Gab

"Shoot stuff. Shoes. Low and welcome to episode thirteen sixty eight to have affectively wild eight baseball podcast van graphs. Presented by our patriots orders. I am them and of the ringer joined by similar of ESPN below Sam. Then how are you? I am doing. All right. I wanted to talk to you about our pal Richhill who is making his season debut for the dodgers the Sunday he hurt his knee. He strained a ligament during spring training. So he hasn't pitched yet. But he has been making some rehab starts. Did you see how he did his second? I think this is something we've talked about before this schon RA of baseball thing. The good major league player who pitches a rehab game against very low level competition and just destroys the which is always fun. And a reminder of how good baseball players are. So rich hill earlier this week. He made a second rehab start. He had already made one in pitched four scoreless innings for high. And he thought he was ready, but the dodgers. Disagreed. So they had him go and pitch again in extended spring training, which for those who don't know extended spring training. It's kind of a mix of players. But at this point it's typically like low A players it's like short season minor leaguers who are just kind of waiting for short season. Minor leagues to start. And sometimes he get rehabbing big leaguers another guys in there. But that's basically what it is. So rich hill facing these guys he is thirty nine years old as we know. But he absolutely dominated them. He went six innings. He struck out sixteen. He said he threw sixty something pitches and the other two non strike outs came on ground balls. He allowed one hit which he described as a gem shot single, and he was quoted as saying a lot of strikes. Yeah. A lot of strikes. I was really disappointed. They can't believe they won't let a pitcher go for twenty one case these Rieti. He really had a shot at something. Something he coulda had twenty five case, which I'm joking. And then I I am obviously joking but then midway through I forgot that. I was joking. I actually started at think that there might be something about twenty five days when we know that in lower levels. There are examples of you know, like what didn't Clayton Kershaw have a starting high school where he struck out every batter through an all strike out. Perfect game. Yeah. It's just it's great. They're so good at baseball. And you would think like at a certain point. I mean, you wonder when the lines will cross that's another conversation. We've had like when does the young guy catch up to the old guy? And so these are presumably like, I don't know high teenagers low early twentysomethings who were just out of school in some cases. And they're facing thirty nine year olds Richhill, and they almost literally can't touch him. And that's kind of incredible. So you'd have to figure that rebels barring some major injury will be like well into his forties bits not longer before players at this level can actually hit him, which is pretty impressive. Yeah. So I wanna talk about the article that you wrote that is up on ESPN. Do you have anything else for that? I just I just I'm thinking about what you just said in it. That was too profound to rush past with. Right. Like when will when will Richhill be too old for seventeen year olds? I I mean, you'd have to be like fifty it's I mean, he doesn't throw hard, obviously. And he's been banged up. He's got blisters all the time. He has this new thing. So his problem is durability and actually being able to pitch, but if he is healthy or healthy enough to pitch an extended spring game, then criminally he could keep the up for at least another decade or something before it's a even match longer Bill. You remember when Bill pitched in the Pacific association? Right. Well, you weren't there. But you remember that story, and I think he did it a couple times. But one of the times he did it the last time that's publicly listed on his baseball reference page. He threw a complete game. He allowed four runs on eight hits. And it was sixty five. And and you know, we I don't know what the Pacific assoc. Was in two thousand twelve if it was better or worse than when we were there. But we estimated a like a somewhere between a low A and single-a level talent across the league. And a THEO who arranged that as I recall like said it was legit. Like Lee was like legit pitcher. It's not like this was some like pure stunt. Like he was he was really glad because he had billion pennant race. And the other was really mad that they use billion pennant race in even sixty five and it worked so. Yeah, I guess it's it probably depends on the type of pitcher, right? If you're a major leaguer who's solely dependent on blowing guys away. And you just have a really good fastball. A maybe these young guys have seen pretty good fastballs before. And also you're gonna lose your fastball. Whereas if you're rich hill, and you have the special high spin curve, you've just never seen that pitch. If you're in extended spring, and you've probably never seen some of the pitches that Billy had at that level. So. If you've just got like a really nasty breaking ball that these players have just never encountered before. And it's maybe less dependent on speed. You could probably just keep going as long as here like physically able to get the ball of the plate. Yeah. So you wrote speak in Pacific association, you returned to cinema, California, and you hung out with the fight master this past week anti Tommy to yes times. Tommy Lyons MVP of the twenty seventeen Australian baseball minor league season MVP. Yep. Did I say envy p twice? Yes. He well. He won it once but NBP of that league as was four hundred hitter, maybe the last four hundred in professional basement. So you were there to recreate the Kevin Mitchell bare handed over the shoulder catch from nineteen eighty nine. And this was a really fun article because you not only actually attempted to recreate it. But you talked about why it was impressive. And there is a video that I think a lot of our listeners would like to see of you attempting to and then kind of succeeding in this catch. Why would what he marginalizing the cats more? The only one it shows you completing is not really a perfect replica of of the Kevin Mitchell. Catch you may have made other ones, but. It shows you screwing up in a pretty entertaining way. I would definitely subscribe to a series of similar recreating famous baseball plays and and falling on his face in the process that do I have to does it count as falling on your face of its predetermined that I'm going to fall on my face. Well, yeah. As long as it's genuine, but it might be genuine every time. So I describe the falling on my face to my editor as sincere and severe. So I think the maybe the best part of the article is the the quotes that you got from the ESPN cricket cover, Jack one great quote. I know what you're gonna say. That's a it's a it's an all time or of a phrase that we use about a million times on. Yes. Generally, great. Because you you wanted to talk to someone who covers cricket because cricket. They make barehanded catches all the time. And so he wasn't even particularly impressed by the Kevin Mitchell play. And he said that in cricket. I think we'd call it RC rather than classy. There was more elegance of this catch. But I didn't think it was that amazing. You even went and got cricket analytics company data on how often cricketers catch barehanded attempts which. Yeah. Jared seventy seven percent period. Jared. The cricket expert got those for me to to confirm his own estimates. Yeah. Uh-huh. So the company took I saw that you asked on Twitter for like the most iconic catch other than the Willie Mays catch and there were quite a few replies. Who suggests that the Kevin Mitchell catch, and that was not one of the ones that initially came to my mind. I think probably because it was a bit before my time. I was too when that happened. And I was not watching it live as you were. And as a giants fan or someone who grew up giants fan. I'm sure you saw this sodomise zillion times. Yeah. And I have I mean, I am aware of it. But I haven't been exposed to it as many times as you have. But I think judging by. The Twitter replies. A lot of people would consider this may be the most indelible catch memorable. Catch. Impressive catch perhaps. Yeah. It's hard to it's hard to you. Don't know every person on Twitter's age. And so it's possible that it is undoubtedly the most famous at second most famous right, obviously, the most famous catch in baseball history is undeniable everybody knows that once second most. So it could be without a doubt the second most famous catch for like a six year range of of human births. It's hard to know like Jeff passan said that one in Jeff passan's to me, I'm content to let Jeff passan be the final word on baseball issues such as this one. I think he's like exactly your age or something like that. But that that might have something to do with it. Yeah. And Riley Breckenridge gave me this one as well. And a lot of people gave me this one. This was I think that that this was probably I didn't count. But I think this was probably the one of. The two most common answers that I got this one in Jackson running up the wall. Yeah. And I was surprised because I think the Mitchell, and I got more than the Jim Edmonds one. And I thought Jim Edmonds was was definitely the second. Most though point of aunt asking this question was actually just to test. I wanted to say that it was one of the most famous catches in baseball history. Maybe as high as second or third, and then I thought well is that true? I don't know the easy way to measure famous to ask people what's famous, and so I thought that the Edmonds catch would be the clear number two, and it wasn't. But there were a lot of great catches listed here for sure famous catches and famous catches. I wasn't thinking of and some that I thought were underrepresented. But again, it's hard to know if that's just my generation, but it really felt like the you guys you may talked. I think the other day about the decline of blue burritos in major league baseball, and the the sort of the baseball clips package of both bloopers and also extrordinary. Plays was a lot represented a lot more of our baseball consumption in the old days than it does now. And so like the Kevin Mitchell one, I you're right. I saw it zillion times, partly because it would it would it would be on these clips packages that you'd see at stadiums. Also because it would be it was part of the giants television broadcast intro montage. So you'd see it before every game, but two of the huge huge huge plays of that era were the minor leaguer catching the ball and then running right through the wall. And the I believe Japanese ballplayer who climbed the fence who planted his foot grabbed the rail Ren extended likes, you know, a full probably eleven feet into the air to catch the ball. And both of those I expected would be a little bit would be named more than sandy Amoros was but sent him morals one. Yeah. Let's famous one, but it comes from the year after Willie Mays catch. So a lot of people probably just aren't as where of. Had that I guess Bill James chimed in on your price suggests rice the World Series of twenty seven. Yeah. So he said Sam rice in twenty four twenty five with didn't remember, which one that someone disqualified. I also got I forget who it was. But someone in nineteen forty seven. I don't know. I feel like that that while that it certainly puts that catch in the conversation. It also sort of rules it out because you don't remember who did it. Yellow jacket yet? Yeah. And I'm saying it the person who suggested it said someone in nineteen forty seven. That's right. Yeah. Well, we don't have to rehash all of them. If you're if you're thinking of one in your head. I'm sure someone said it in the replies to Sam here. So co check out that Twitter thread, I've been in recent years you'd probably include like Jim Edmonds and Gary Matthews. Gary Matthews catches is probably my favorite Gary methods junior. That is but more than any ice specifically created this. So that Indian and Gary Matthews would not benefit from recency bias. And so I said why not not including the last fifteen years? But you'd say Edmonds over over India. I'm indie guy. Well, we're talking about most famous not just which one we personally like the most. I mean, I think right. Yeah. If I had to just if I could only watch one catch on loop for the rest of my life. It probably be Gary Matthews junior catch. But but he was great. And because it happened at a very prominent moment, maybe it is more famous. But anyway, they're let a choices, but you chose Kevin Mitchell. You wanted to recreate this one because I think you were curious about what it would feel like for one thing to catch Paul barehanded and how much it would hurt. And it turns out that it hurts a little but manageable amount. So you didn't do serious damage to any of your hand towns. Like, yeah. I partly one of the reasons I wanted to write about the Mitchell catches that I had not that long ago. Read the Willie Mays biography by James Hirsch, and they taught her talks about how about one of mazes. Barehanded catches that's not on film. But that some Willie Mays like kind of complete would say his actually his greatest catch and people the time any thought it was his greatest catching, and I've always been kind of. I don't know. I've I've not really reckoned with the question of what what is bare catch where does it fit in the highlight scale? It's it's unnatural for sure it's unexpected for sure I don't know how hard. It is difficult. It is. I don't really know how to separate the arsonists of it sometimes from the necessity of it from the from the sheer reaction to desperate straits kind of component of it. And so I having not been able to see the Willie Mays plays. I was I was somewhat. I was somewhat both skeptical of the claims about his barehanded catches and also really curious to see them like in. I thought wow, the fact that I'm this curious to see them says something about it. And so the Mitchell catch is the conic bear and catch there have been a few other barehanded plays. But they tend to be either close to the batter or sort of like looping balls like David Wright barehanded catch or pitcher. Sometimes we'll make barehanded catch or catchers will sometimes make barehanded catches on like on very low pop ups. So those are sort of different. And so the fact that the Mitchell catch turns thirty years old today was its own kind of anomaly, even within that. John Rahm of highlights made it something I wanted to explore. Yeah. Well, this was personal to me because the best play of my brief baseball career or my brief baseball competitive career was also a barehanded play. It was not a catchment. I was playing second base in eighth grade on my grammar school team say David's against the other school team in the city, collegiate and I got a bad hop. It was just one of those like unconscious things if I had had to plan it and think about it it probably wouldn't have happened, but got a bad hop and just in the moment just reached out, and sort of grabbed it and started a double play, which at that level. Is you can Hugh cannot assume the double play in eighth grade ball. So I did that and it was such an impressive play that the other team the collegiate team actually like applauded. Out at second base. And that was the best moment of my competitive. It's welker. And I've had other bad hops that did not go. So well at one bad Hup broke my nose other that was a bad Haba a tree root. They did not tear the uniform off my back. Although I'm sure that they would have just kind kinda quit playing baseball because I want to go to practice. But that was the the best moment of my competitive athletic grew good one is where now do I have to say mine. Sure for also I'll tell you the best moment of my competitive baseball career. But, but I I wanna say that Ben you also are factored into some of the development of this article without knowing it because so Alan Nathan did me the solid of of figuring out. How hard the ball that ATI Smith hit two. Kevin Mitchell was likely going. I found a ball that was comparable in distance traveled in in height or hang time and to get the exit the likely exit philosophy and launch angle Jala, Nathan hand, this great trajectory calculator that could tell me how fast. The ball was going at each hundreds of a second of its flight and at its apex, and and so on and so the answer is a fairly kind of an unimpressive loss. Ity ball was probably hit about ninety five to a hundred miles an hour. But by the time Mitchell Kadett it was going much slower. In fact, roughly speaking, it was going about as fast, as you know, about a sixty mile an hour pitch would be going when it crossed home plate. And you pitched to me the day that we clinched the first half championship in the junk association. And I think I remember this, right? I'm not totally sure. But you when we've we timed are. So we clocked ourselves when we were setting up the pitch FX system. And we you know, we were in the light low sixties or so right and low to mid sixties. And so you pitch to me. And if I remember correctly, you were wild and you kept throwing pitches that were right at me and one of and I had to swat them away with my bare hand, and I believe one of them. I caught. You threw it at my face. And I caught it and I thought well, you know, if if the ball that Mitchell caught was was only going that hard like that was not a life changing event for me to catch that. And so it it's sort of struck me as as interesting that one of the great highlights in baseball out of unlike all the other great highlights in baseball is something that you could actually do that you could kinda recreate potentially. I wasn't sure. So that was I wanted to test that greatest moment of my baseball career was when I was catching in Bronco. So that's eleven twelve I was twelve year old. And I was I was very little. I was the probably the second smallest kid in the link depending on whether Sean Molin was in town or not Sean lived in my town and then moved away and then came back. He was I think small to me Charlie Regan's happy when he came back. I I was I was good friends with Sean too. And Charlie Rodriguez was probably smaller than me. But he was he was a legit athlete. So I was right. They are among the smallest kids in the league. But I was a that year. I was a catcher which I was really proud of it to be that little in that and to be a catcher. And so this guy who was the the biggest or the second biggest kid in the league barreled into me at home plate. I mean, he was out by forty feet and he wanted to knock me out, and he just came right into me. He was intimidating and he just plowed, right? Into me full head of steam. And I remember flying about fifteen feet straight back like in cartoon, maybe I might have left an indentation in the backstop of from where my body hit. And but I held onto the ball and everybody my whole team charged in around me to Pat me on the back in my my old coach who owned Las Palmas Mexican restaurant in town, which is a good Mexican restaurant. Ran out sprinted out and picked me up. And gave me a bear hug and carried me to the tug out. Oh, that's nice. It was nice. I've got an Email for later in the episode about catchers flying backwards. So maybe we'll get to that one the new. Yes. The thing you pointed out in this article this that the catch itself. I mean, if you have an unlimited number of opportunities to try it is not really that impressive because you can kind of recreate it. But it's impressive because it's unexpected. And because spur the moment, and you just to the circumstances. And and that maybe if he had taken a better route or something he wouldn't have had to do this. But he did it, and that was kind of the case with with my bare handed play to which I think was a one hopper, and that makes it more impressive. How does that apply to? And as a number of people are probably thinking there was very recently a barehanded play by Freddie, Galves who cut a pop up a bear hinted, and that was great. How does this apply to like more routine barehanded place, which I guess are never really routine in baseball? But if you're a third baseman, let's say you you make barehanded plays pretty often. That's. That's different because philosophy is not really effect. Or you're not worried about hurting your hand, you're worried about just picking it up cleanly and making the throat, and it's also just part of the job. But it still one of the more impressive parts of that job. So I guess even there where it's not as uncommon occurrence just doing something barehanded in baseball where you have glove to do things. That's pretty much always impressive. Yeah. Mark simon. I think when he was at ESPN when he was a on the stats and info team at ESPN had baseball info solutions one year track all the plays where fielder picked the ball up with his bare hand either. Or maybe call the ball with his bare hand, I wanna say though, that it was like fielded a ball with his band. So I think you know, even charging I think even charging in on Bunsen things like that when accounted but. Yeah, the the the I remember thinking that it was very interesting that they were gonna try. Wackos than I remember at some point thinking that it was was very interesting. Just how low the numbers were like the leaderboard was not that interesting because it was like three like guy had three. And so those plays are very rare. And so anything that requires that kind of spur of the moment. Innovation is worth. I think. Yeah. We're thinking about the the role of improvisation in good defense. That's kind of a staple of like entertain Simmons place that we have broken down on this podcast, Meghan. I just talked about his tag that he made unlike a kind of quasi hidden ball trick the other day, and that was the sort of thing where at the think of doing it that was not like physically impressive. But often when we talk about Simmons. It is partly like, I'm trying to remember the one specific play that is kind of coming to my mind. But not quite that he made where it wasn't just the physical aspect of it that was impressive. But like that he even thought to do the thing that he did like throwing to. Ever Basie through two or running to it. Sometimes he'll just have incredible range and get up incredibly quickly and make it amazing throat. But other times it's like he's just it's almost like Gretzky like like he's seeing the ice in a way that no one else's seeing sort of thing. Yeah. Yeah. All right. So I will link to that article everyone. Go read it and more importantly, watch it. You gotta click just to watch them phone face. Yeah. I I think that the I think it cuts off for the audio but the face I one I fell into a patch of mud. It was the reason I fell is that the area was so CT in waterlogged incompletely muddy. And so not only did I fall, but I fell into to basically a pig sty, and I immediately hopped up to explain mud. I think that got cut off. So just know that it was also muddy. Okay. All right. So we're going to do some emails here. I have one from Colin who says Cleveland goes into today, not literally today. But whatever day it was when Cullen emailed us third in pitching strikeout rate twenty seven point eight percent and second to last in hitting strikeout rate twenty seven point four percents after Flying Cross country and facing coochie and the Blue Jays facing Martine prison the twins pen and with Trevor Bauer pitching they could be I in both percentage stats tomorrow. Not sure where the question isn't here. Other than if we assume Balsam play make the game. Interesting. Is this Cleveland team the most unwatchable in L be with respect to the fact that they neither put the ball in play nor allow it to be put in play at recognize that it's generally good to see your team's pitcher strike guys out would perhaps a team with high hitting strikeout rate and low pitching strikeout rate be more difficult to watch. So I just. I looked up the numbers as they stand today. So if you're wondering about the team with the highest combined strikeout rate, it's actually the raise who have a fifty three percent combined strikeout rate Cleveland is actually in extremely close second at fifty two point nine. So there are sixteen as we speak that are over fifty percent. So you do get a bigger range here than you would get in just hitting or just pitching strikeout rate like in pitching strikeout rate. You might get a staff that maybe ten percentage points higher on the high end than the lowest strikeout team. But when you're talking about combined strikeout rates, you have the raise it fifty three percent. Then you have the angels who just don't strike out anymore on offense. And also don't have a very high strikeout pitching staff. They are at thirty seven point eight percent. So there's like almost seventeen percentage point spread between the race. And the angel soak. Do you think that the premise? Holds does this actually correlate to watch ability. But well, I'm kind of on record is not being opposed to strikeouts. Particularly when it's good pitchers striking out batters. I I do think that watching if your if your attention is more on the batter than strike outs or no fun. I don't think they're considerably less fun than week groundouts or or fly ball lazy fly balls to the outfield. So I think that separating the the entertainment value of strikeouts with the entertainment value of actual offense is is important. If you give me two teams that both had a combined say, you know, six runs per game of offense allowed in offense scored I don't think I would care if it was strikeouts. Based or not strikeouts based I also think that walks and home runs are also part of this. Maybe not home runs people like runs, but walks her part of it and. Wind does not walk particularly often. I'm correct. The hang on. I was just looking at this. And I forgot to navigate it away doesn't manage trust me. And they don't walk many batters. They walk very few. I think there are last. No, they're not last but there near the bottom in the American League in issuing walks. I would much rather see a team that doesn't issue walks than a team that does she walks that would be my dealbreaker. But you know, it is true that strikeouts. Have some effects on the game outside of that particular play appearance strikeout. Pitchers tend to have higher pitch per plate appearance rates, and they tend to also often have more walks because the counts tend to go a little bit deeper in there not being ended on contact Cleveland has would see here by their pitchers have the league average pitches per plate appearance. So they're not long played appearances. And so all in all I would say that simply. Knowing their strikeout rate does not move me in any way. And particularly because I think that they're pitching staff is really interesting and bridges pitchers that strike batters out tend to be the ones that you want to see the startup, you know, there was a I remember at one point when they were thinking about expanding the the netting behind in front of the fans to save fans from like errand fly balls and bats and people were like well now, nobody's gonna wanna sit in those seats and Harry pepitas pointed out like the most expensive seats in the park are all behind netting right now. And like, you would kind of be foolish to think people really like nets. But you would also take that appropriately. To mean, that people don't mind nets enough not to spend tons of money on the best seats. It is not a dealbreaker. And I feel like the fact that when you look at pitcher matchups on MLB dot com and decide which games you're gonna watch that day all the pitchers that you wanna see strike out. The most batters is not necessarily proof. That strike outs are inherently more. Interesting. But it definitely proves that good pitching is. And that strikeouts. Are not an obstacle to enjoy. Good pitchers. Yeah. Well, I was just going to make a similar point. Which is that people often speculate about how many strikeouts too many strikeouts. And a lot of people think we've already reached or passed that point and others think we haven't. But that there probably is a point where there would be too many. And so if you just talk about the race this year, I think the rays are perceived to be a fun and enjoyable baseball team. Right. I took the raise with my fourth pick in our team fund draft. And I've seen a lot written about just how the razor good and fund cool baseball team and yet in race games this year there have been more strikeouts than in any other teams games. But they're pretty fun. I mean, I wouldn't wanna use raise attendance figures to prove my point. But but that's for other reasons not because of the strikeouts. So if you can have fun watching Tampa Bay rays games right now just. Because the team is fun than that suggests that you could tolerate a came where the strikeout rate is considerably higher than it is across the league today. Even if you look at like, the let's see the fifth highest combined strikeout rate right now the Padres at fifty point eight percent generally acknowledged that the Padres are fun team. Not because of the strikeouts, but for other factors, so yeah, I mean, that's like a it's kind of a preview of where baseball could be. If this trend continues for another five ten years said, maybe every game is like that. Now, maybe that's too much. But still kind of makes you. It does. All right. So let's take a couple of questions. These are two very similar questions. So I'll read this one. This is from that who is a beleaguered Orioles fan. He says would it be of any advantage to a rebuilding team to look at future rule changes and start drafting acquiring or developing players who are particularly suited to potential future. Rules. I can imagine that for some particularly bad teams say the Orioles, the Marlins, the royals, etc. There may be a strategic advantage of proceeding ahead of the actual rule changes in order capture any first mover advantage. But at the same time a team that moves too soon could be saddled with players who aren't well qualified for whatever actual rules go into effect, for example, when I first heard that mobile was testing enlarged base. I thought great news for the royals their speedy team might actually have an advantage in the modern Melby than I realized that most of their current lineup may be long gone by the time a hypothetical change in bag size goes into effect. So in short, what is the best time. To start preparing for a future rule change. And which perspective changes. Would you optimize around? We got almost the same question from Chris in Silver, Spring, Maryland who is also in Orioles fan. So I guess this is what Oriels feds are thinking about right now. This team is terrible. Can we like do something? So that it will be good when they change the rules. Remind me what a few years ago like five years ago when the strike zone was kind of moving around a little bit. And there was the low the expanded low strike zone for a couple years and wasn't a key. At the case that the Red Sox, really, yes. Vantage of that had this pitching staff that was just perfectly suited for the big low strike zone dominated won the World Series. And then they changed the strike zone. More or less. Yeah. Alex pier. Wrote about this in his BP annual essay in two thousand eighteen I think what happened was the Red Sox saw that the zone was expanding and getting lower. So they went and got a bunch of guys like Portillo and Masterson, and my Lee and Kelly and they. Buckholtz, and then they were gonna get catchers who were good at framing low pitches like Vasquez and Ryan Hanigan. And then they would kind of do the pirates thing just like low in this own get good framing shift a lot get grounders. But then the ball changed. I don't think it was the strike zone. Changing so much as it was the ball and then hitters started golfing, those low pitches, and they turned into home runs and the two thousand fifteen grit SOX pitching was a disaster. So I think that's what happened, and then they embraced high fastballs Brian Bannister came in and suddenly they were elevating everything. But that's the idea you have a strategy. And then circumstances change that's one thing or sometimes we'll get questions or you'll hear well if robot on sir coming then maybe you don't have to worry about catcher defense anymore. And so you could just have a bunch of sluggers back there who can't receive pitches properly because by the time, they get to the majors it won't matter anymore. I mean, the two ordinarily in in I think for most baseball history, ordinarily, you would you would say, well you. The you'll have a probably have, you know, as sort of fairly long sense of when the rules changes are coming rules. Changes tend to be pretty minimal baseball's conservative sport major league baseball, the Commissioner's office because conservative body, and there's probably not a lot to be gained by the sort of thing. Especially when you're talking about players when you mentioned the royals it's not just that they're players won't necessarily be there. But they're players are kinda like they're marginal. A lot of more marginal one year guys. Anyway, who are going to be like, you're not putting a six year deal on on Billy Hamilton at this point. So that you can really lock in those extra one point five inches, right? That he has between the basis, but we're at a point where I think three things to maybe maybe to home lump in these, but have sort of changed the way that you might think about that question. One is that they announced pretty significant rules changes coming into play. Next year with that will with you know, with lefties specialists with one one batter sorry. But what is it? How many outs remind me you have to face at least three batters ending any. So the out which we we don't exactly know how much that's gonna play like we've talked about it. It could be something that only affects a few a very few number of appearances. Or it could be that it essentially banishes twenty five established major leaguers from the majors because they no longer have that a thin margin of of of advantage. And though the fact that they would would make a move that affects like that. So so much effects like, you know, five percent of the A player pool of the union members with with very little lead in time. Does kind of make you feel like this is a less conservative Commissioner's office than we've ever had or at least that we've had in some time. And so I. You don't totally rule out that he will make a significant change with fairly short notice. But the other thing is that we have a greater appreciation for how much the strike zone matters in subtle ways. And we also know that the strike zone is shifting in substantial ways from year to year in sometimes even within seasons, and that if you can adapt to the strike zone before anybody else there there really is a big advantage potentially. There. We also I think especially we know that the value of changing ball to a strike or a strike to a ball is much bigger than we thought for much of baseball history. And so so there does seem to be some potential there in the other thing is that we have a baseball that radically changes from year to year or has for the last few years in that dictates all sorts of changes in strategy and potentially in who is in who isn't good. And so I. I'm more open to the premise that you could be gaming out. Some of these changes in advance. If you're a team the tricky thing is that the ball itself is unpredictable. That's the other lesson of the last four or five years, it, you don't know what the ball that you play within the second half his going to be like, even if you know what the ball in the first half is like necessarily strike zone is to some degree similar is the Red Sox example shows, and so this is to now go back to the original proposition that you should probably mostly focus on getting good players and helping them be their best cells. Yep. I agree. I think between the uncertainty about when things will happen. We don't know that they will happen usually. And even if we do no you may be just get one seasons lead time. And then there's also the fact that most rule changes or not that significant and there's an element of unpredictability to all of this. Because of the ball, changing and other circumstances changing. I just don't think it makes that much sense. Like, there could be a scenario where you have truly terrible team. And you know, for sure that that something is going to be changing even something like robot ups. I mean, I think it's inevitable will be robot ups, but I couldn't tell you when that will happen. And I certainly wouldn't start doing anything right now to plan on that happening is going to be tested in the Atlantic league this year. So it's conceivable that that could happen in the majors as soon as I don't know two or three years, but it's entirely plausible that it might not happen for ten years or twenty years. So who knows it's it's just not something I would plan on right now. All right. Hypothetically, ben. So we know that the that the baseball this year appears to be livelier than the baseball last year. And we could not have known that coming into the season. But let's say that somehow one team the Aaron Diamondbacks young do they knew what the baseball was going to be. What it was gonna play like and how the game was going to be different in twenty nineteen compared to twenty eighteen of their active current twenty five man roster. How many different players do you think they would have instead of the twenty five they have now if we're just talking about going from like last year, which was what the second highest home run rate ever to this year, which is on pace to be the highest home run rate ever. Yeah. Probably no difference. I think I think that's probably true. Yeah. Now, we were talking about like going from twenty fourteen let's say when homers were way down to this year. Then I think if you had an understanding of how these things affect players and performance, which probably teams do today more so than they did at that time. But I think you probably if you had enough lead time that you could actually make transactions to prepare for that. I think you would probably have let's say. Three different players, maybe three different hitters, and Eddie might instruct your headers differently as well. Because there's certain things that you could teach hitters to do. You know, you might optimize their swings for a one type of ball that you wouldn't do for another type of ball. So I think that might be you'd probably change like how you instruct your young players. Although by the time, they're big leaguers who knows if things will be the same. So yeah, I'd say a few and maybe you embrace a different hitting philosophy. And if they really outlawed the shift today do how many roster spots. Do you think would be affected would anybody lose their job would anybody chain? Would there be anybody? Who's position changed with their be anybody who was suddenly seen as either a better or a worse option on gig team? I think there have been certain players who have been driven out of the game or have had their playing time. Reduce. I as a result of the shifts. Oh, you're thinking of hitters, aren't you? I'm thinking hitters. I was doing of defenders. But yeah, of course, there's also the question of hitters in his this. Also the question in the middle maybe of pitchers. Yeah. For fielders for fielder site. I think probably we've seen some teams like maybe the brewers be willing to put someone like a middle infield spot or something or or you might like right now there's concern about Vlad junior. And can he play third because if there's a shift than he'd have to turn a double play, and will he be comfortable will he be capable of doing that? And so maybe he moves to first base sooner than he would otherwise or something like that. But yeah, I I'd say I mean, some players would be affected like lightly affected by would you guess that Angleton Simmons war would go up or down. If there were no shifts. Is that like assuming that war is accounting for the shift in in a correct way. Yes. Whatever defensive metric is accurately appraising area. So I would guess I would think that for a player like him. I guess it goes down but slightly. I think probably someone like him who has such extreme range. Maybe if the shift allows you to compensate for other players subpar range than it narrows the gap between him and that player, but on the other hand he gets the shift to and so he just gets to apply that great range even more efficiently. So maybe the the gap between him and everyone else or him in the worst guy shrinks, but I would guess that shrinks less than we would think. Right. So instead of being a hundred percent better than say the replacement level. Maybe now he's one hundred twenty percent without the shift robot the range of plays that he's involved in. Shrinks from ecstasy ninety percent of x and so yeah. His ability to enforce his superiority on more plays has gone out. So it yeah. I know could go it's a math problem now. Step Lestat last. All right. So I got a question that I was just going to because it didn't seem like it would matter particularly. But I found myself having an opinion about it. I was surprised and thinking, oh, yeah. I do have. I also have felt a thing along those lines. So this question was from heaven who says via PA via patriot. Hello the other night Cleveland had Jake Bowers as it's the H batting eighth in the lineup. And whenever I see a D H in the bottom third of the lineup. I think the team must beat deficient in some way. I was wondering is there any pattern to a team's win loss record in the place in the order of the two teams with the batting in the bottom third. Ten have a worse record than a team with D H batting third or fourth. And so Ben, what's your what's your reaction? When you see D H batting. Do you have any reaction as Kevin does? Or do you have no reaction and in? Retrospect, do you have a position on this question? My perception is that this would have become more common recently that in the past teams had more dedicated the ages who were probably better at hitting. Whereas today, you get fewer dedicated the H is and more guys who were just kind of rotating out of that position and maybe comeback from injury or something. And so I think I feel like I've seen studies or articles on this that the playing time at the h is distributed differently. So I think today I would not make much of this. But at an earlier point, I think I might have. And I would have thought that it would hurt you because if you have at the H slot on your team if you're an American League team, that's a place where it seems like you should be able to go get a good hitter. And so if you fail to do that then year, you're passing up and upper -tunities that other teams are probably. Taking advantage of it seems like it should be easier to get a hitter who can hit closer to the top of the lineup at the H because you don't have to have that guy play defense. And so I would think that you're passing up in vintage in therefore, you'd be worse. But, you know, not notably. So well, let me I swat down your premise there. There is not an increase Indiana's batting at the bottom of the lineup. If you look at Deitch is batting eighth or h is batting ninth. The most common the years where that was most common were were, you know, before before nail some, you know, there's a bunch of years on the air, but ten years twenty years ago five years ago, not not in the last few years. But otherwise. Yeah, you could you can make a case that a D H batting eighth says. Wow. That team has got a lot of hitters, right? Even because everybody should be able to have a competent D H. And so if you assume that at the very Lee. Least. Well, if you assume that almost every team is going to have a hitter, not necessarily David Ortiz, obviously. But a hitter a guy who's good enough to hit in the major leagues and good enough by a large enough margin that he can do it even though he can't play the field. And they're so good that they have him eighth, then they must have a really deep lineup, otherwise or you could say, wow. That team can't even get offense out of D H. They're giving away offense. They have this position where they ought to be able to get some offense. And they're just giving it away. They're taken an L on that. And it also I think maybe significantly to you could start to kind of write a character study of this team based on this, which is that there, maybe they're a bad front office. If they've been unable to fill the easiest position in the field with a good hitter. I sort of thinking about it like, you know, everybody knows the the the green Eminem's have to be removed clause in contract writers, you know, for for bands. And everybody. Would make fun of those and go, can you believe this premadonna wouldn't have green Eminem's? But then the artists then explained. Oh, well, it's not actually about the M's. It's about making sure that the that the that the that the arena staff are competent and up to the job, and that they read the contract because if they can't take care of the EMS than they're not going to be able to make sure that the electrical stuff is water proof or that the stage is safe. And so it's a it's the easy. That's the easy task. You check that to see if they're up to the harder tasks, and if a team can't do the easy task of having at least a league average hitter at D H, then you know, what are the odds that they're going to have a solid middle. Infielder, whatever. So that's another thing where you could speculate that it might work out. And so so I I also feel the way that Kevin did without realizing it I never quite acknowledged this viewpoint that I had. But as soon as Kevin said, I thought yes, I also think that when a. Team has a D H batting eighth. It's kinda like haha they have batting eighth bad rate. And so then we're gonna blast some stats to see this through. So what I did. I is I looked at all team games since two thousand ten in which D H was batting ninth in which was batting eighth and in which a D H was batting seventh. And I looked at the record of those teams we have a a total of two thousand six hundred games over that nearly decade. And that those twenty six hundred teams with those twenty six hundred D H is in the bottom third are essentially exactly five hundred. They went twelve ninety three and thirteen to which is the equivalent of eighty point seven win team over the course of a season. So it says absolutely nothing about your team in this way of looking at it. But this isn't really the way to look at it. Because these could be one out probably a lot of these would be just one off day. As where you'll are. You know, maybe your main D H is getting the day off in. So you've got whatever backup is going to play that day. And maybe you're pulling your second baseman to give him a little break as well from the field, and so used to nobody should expect him to be hitting. And in fact, a and in fact, if if that's the case, then your primary D H, isn't there that day? So you're worse than the team you planned on and your second baseman. Maybe isn't feeling that day. So your defense might be worse than you than the roster that you built, and so it's a really kind of a misleading way of looking at it what we really want to see our teams that apparent that that did this enough that it reflects their planning either they intended it this way or they were forced into this situation for persistent period of time. So I looked at the five teams throughout the past throughout the D H era that had the most games in a season with the h batting ninth. The most. Games in a season with D H batting eighth and the most games in a season with the batting seventh so five at each level fifteen total teams. And so those fifteen teams include a wide variety of of team quality the two thousand two Yankees. For instance, had are the second most common D H batting ninth team in history. They had thirty one games where the batted ninth if I'm not mistaken. I think that most of those went to Nick Johnson, and they were a hundred and three win team. That's a really good team. If you look at the teams that had the D H batting eighth most frequently number three and number five are also Yankees teams. They are the seventy seven seventy eight Yankees who had back to back hundred win seasons. The most common steetch batting seventh team is the eighty two brewers who I believe was that the year the Dan Ogrin wrote. Nine innings. Yeah. Could be the brewers won ninety five games. They were really good. And if you there's one team that is on both of these lists, which is the twenty thirteen Orioles who won eighty five games. And you know, they were they had their number one on the batting ninth. And number two on the H batting eighth. So cumulatively that's the the most in the top two those two spots. And they were a good team in, you know, eighty five wins is pretty good team. But also, I mean, we can all remember Poltimore pitching staff that year. So without looking it up. I bet their offense was pretty good cumulatively. We have these fifteen teams they averaged about eighty seven and a half wins eleven of the fifteen were winning teams and more of them won ninety six games or more than one eighty one games or fewer. And Furthermore, if you took this one step further in these games these games specifically. So we know that. For instance, the hundred three win Yankees had a D H batting ninth thirty one times. But that's only thirty one games. They also maybe they were much better in the other games. But in fact, no if you look at just the games for these fifteen teams when they had a D H batting seventh eighth or ninth. They went four hundred and fifteen and three thirty seven which is the equivalent of an eighty nine point four win team. So they were even better when they're Deitch was batting in the bottom of the order and a good example, probably of how this plays out is a were maybe a good not how it plays out. But one example of how a great team has a gets on this list is that the most common team to have a D H batting ninth. This year's the Astros who have Tony Kemp batting ninth. Every so often, and that's where he should bat. He he should be the ninth hitter. And he should probably not really be the h but the Astros have an incredible team of an. Very good offense. And they they they use their ages. A lot of teams use their these days, partly to get guys rest, partly as a little bit of a rotating thing and so on and so forth. So the you would not say that the Astros are of bad offense. Obviously. Despite this the fact that sometimes happens. Yeah. Maybe I wonder I guess you could even say that they have at the h who's kind of after thought because they have such great hitters everywhere else than they just figured that could go get it. The H didn't put their attention on that spot. I know why I thought what I thought about the when you asked me about it that teams were kinda using it as a place to just park guys in not really starting people there. I think I was remembering twenty seventeen which was the worst D H year. At least in recent memory fan graphs has league wide splits by position going back to two thousand two and two seventeen was by far the worst year. For Deitch is Deitch headed ninety five of your c plus that you're the only year that the ages have hit worse than the league average in that span partly because David Ortiz retired after the previous season just subtracting him from the stats actually kinda did that. But there were some tread pieces written about this at the time. So like beyond the bucks gore had one December twenty seventeen who killed the H. And it's funny because that post actually links to an earlier post by Cameron at fan Gress from two thousand ten is the D H dying, and Dave was responding to kind of a low ebb for D H offense from two thousand eight to two thousand ten and he advanced the theory that I was just describing there about how teams are just using it as a place to give guys arrest and then the HFS offense recovered and right now, obviously we're just a month into the season. But Deitch is this year heavy one seventeen WRC, plus which would be by far the highest on record. So. So yet the ns is doing just fine. And last year twenty eighteen they had a one ten which was the second highest in the span always be wary of you'll see like some years like one position. We'll just have a great year or are you working on? I wrote one I wrote I wrote one in December. Aired did you do? Third baseman were better than first baseman for the first time in like ever, something I missed that one. But I'm sure you're rushed. Hell was good. But if we look back on it in five years. I'm going to bet. It doesn't age that great. Just you see this all the time because it's like it's kind of deceptive because you think wow. The whole leagues that position hit terribly or hit great this year. Then you remember it's really just like thirty guys DA Chevy. So you're talking about like fifteen teams for the most part. And so that's more subject to fluctuations. But that just happens. It doesn't take that much to like change the league wide average for position. And so you can always talk yourself into like while the other reason why like Jeff, and I have talked about how maybe you'd expect middle infield offense to be up because guys can shift now, and maybe range isn't quite as important. So you can get like bigger second basemen, and you can have second baseman hit lots of homers, which they did a year or two ago. But sometimes it just happens to be that cohort of second baseman who just happened to be playing second base at that time. And then they go away and other guys come in. And they're not as good, and then it suddenly different. So you can go back in. Find many examples of that type of peace that probably just proved to be a blip. But sometimes it's real. Yeah. One of the one of the when we talked about things that were anomalous in two thousand nineteen in whether they were real or not one of the things I thought about mentioning was that at at that point that you and I had that discussion shortstops head been the best hitters in baseball that season they had the highest COPS. Plus, and I didn't bring it up because I thought well, it's not real just not it's all the way not real. And they have pulled the now they're now they're like fifth. They're already it was it was eight what nine ten eleven days ago that we recorded that they're already down to one two three four fifth. So, you know, you're right. Yeah. Hey, you didn't you didn't ask if I had banter? I just want to don't don't move on from that. We can talk about the okay you want. But then don't move on before you asked by Banja. This is kind of peak period for shortstop offense. At least like I don't know. Maybe if you went back. To the jeeter Todd of carseat para a Rudd era, it'd be different. But the last four years are the highest league-wide WRC plus for shortstop offense in the the period since two thousand two and this year is at one oh five right now, which would be easily the highest. So there's some truth to that one day down with. But the the shortstops are not the new left fielders. Okay. What did you say Christian yelich the other day? Well, I think it was yesterday had the day off and he pinch hit. But he didn't start in Christianity is on pace to hit eighty one homers and to drive in one hundred ninety three RBI's which are both records that he will not break. But if this were mid-september, and he was on pace to maybe break, the all time home run record. And maybe break the all time RPI record. And he sat for a day. I think a lot of people would be really disappointed, and maybe we would be mad that we were having. History taking Romas, but probably more likely that would never happen. If it were mid-september, and he were on the in pursuit of the all time home run record. He wouldn't take a day off his manager wouldn't give it to him. So I'm just curious obviously, the odds of Christian yelich, breaking the all time home run record are extremely extremely low. But when does it kick in that a manager should not give him a days off, and I have three questions on this. That's the first of them. Well, I mean, I think a were in an era where miniatures are less likely than ever to care about that kind of thing. Now may be the all-time single-season home run record is still probably has more cachet than like a a no hitter or even a perfect game. Perhaps. So I think there would be more pressure on that kind of chase. But still I think we're at a time when teams just kind of put what's best for the team ahead of record chases. So. Whatever the date is is probably later than it used to be. But I think they're still a date and I'm gonna say like August first. Wow. Yeah. All right. So if he were on pace to hit seventy four at the all star break, and he got, you know, July eighth off then that that would not be to you. That wouldn't be weird. I don't think so. No, but close. All right. So August, I for home runs got it. All right. Byron Buxton is on pace. Currently as a hitter always is at this point in the year break all time doubles record. And he is also had a day off to win. Does the doubles record chicken does if he got the fourth the last day of the season off, and he was right on right on the line to hit sixty seven doubles with that be a big deal. I mean, the doubles records doesn't excite me very much. It doesn't have nearly the lesser of the home run record. So I'm going to say like, yeah. Like last week of the season less less second half of September. Although maybe if you're a playoff team, and you have your spot sealed up, and and you just. Wanna give guys arrest before the playoffs start? Then maybe you get a an exemption from this. But yeah, I'll say like soup timber fifteenth is when people might object to that. All right. And then last won the all time record for single season war at baseball. References fourteen point one might trout is again as he was last year. And as I think maybe at this point in the year before on pace to to be better than that. He's on pace for fourteen point three despite missing three games already. Which is crazy. Yeah. Think about that. For a second. He has missed more than ten percent of his team's games. We are more than what we're we're like almost a fifth of the way through the season. And he's still on pace despite that to have the all-time highest war just fun facts all around, but this is a slightly different question. So war is obviously a measure of value of total value. It is not a measure of how many home runs you hit. But of how valuable you are and. If a team decides to give might trout a day off for rest, they're doing that. Because they think that has had a maximize value on their team. They think that him having that rest will keep him fresher over the long haul will lessen his risk of injury will perhaps be good for getting another guy into the lineups. That guy doesn't get rusty. Obviously the decision that a manager makes to sit might trout is a rational one based on maximizing the value of the team's entire roster in the team's entire performance. So while giving Christian yelich a day off can only literally only keep him from from adding to his home runs a day off for my trout could be or theoretically in the manager's opinion is actually increasing his value in an abstract way. So should if might trout is in. Pursuit of the all time war record. Would it actually be hypocritical for me to complain about him getting a day off? Well, I mean, first of I guess you could make the case that Christian yelich would be more likely to hit two homers. Stay I don't think you wouldn't have obviously, obviously, the I think it's it's it would just absolutely shocked me if you could prove giving Christian yelich a day off increases his chances of breaking all time homeowners third than that. Yes. There's a little bit of a benefit and keeping afresh. But I would I just do not think that it it could possibly outlet, right? There have been studies on the effect of day off after a bunch of non days off. And there does seem to be some benefit there. But not so much that you would expect like an extra Homer. So right. I think I don't know. It'd be very curious to see how much people care about the single season record. Because of course, the single season where record changes which. Kind of an awkward fact, I wrote a little change again. Right. I wrote about that earlier this year wars is always changing which makes it hard to use as like a milestone chase kind of metric because of that. And also because like, you can't see it change necessarily like you can't you know, you know, when someone hits the record breaking Homer. But you don't necessarily know when someone does the record breaking war thing. It's like, oh that was a pretty good catch. Maybe that added of war and the way the reference does it to the defensive war is all whole numbers. And so you move out right from sixty -fensive run saved two seven one day. But even though you only shave. Yes. So right fan, graphs. I think just updates the the defensive where like every week or two or something. So when we're changes from day to day, it's not actually reflecting that -sarily. So yeah, that's the thing. And obviously, it doesn't have the history that these other metrics do. So I don't know that anyone would care. I mean, we would care I think we would be following it very closely. But I don't know if the larger media or fend them would care, but let's say they did I think if it kinda depends on like the idea that you are helping him in the long run. I think is kind of dependent on your being like a contending team or a playoff team right because if you're resting him. So that help better later it kind of only counts toward the playoffs writing. You have it than that. And that starts to get dicey. Then can you can you say that his a war record doesn't count? If you don't make the playoffs at all. Then do you start saying none of the value is real until you're in a playoff chase? I don't wanna go there. No. So and of course, we don't have wore for the playoffs, which you could make a case that we should have that too. So yeah, I think that if he sat late in a record chase of single-season war. I would still think that it hurts his chances of getting that single season record. Maybe it helps them in the playoffs. Maybe it even helps them later in his career somehow, but I have to think that taking day off if you're chasing a single season record almost always hurts even if you're talking about war. All right skimming, my third base first base article right down to see if I concluded. I think that I I was very as you would expect. I think for me, I was very clear that that this could be a blip and. I did I gave I gave. No, I gave a lot of. I did give a lot of space to the. It's just a blip argument. But I did my last paragraph begins is suggests we could be seeing a realignment around first base now suggests and could be and so those are both hedge words, but I did say it suggests we could be seeing a realignment. We might be seeing first base being pulled into the versatility era was what my theory was the basically the the what what was being identified as a trend around. The ages was is increasingly also being used at first base where you see a lot more guys from other positions using base as young flexibility. Actually, that's another Dave Cameron piece from January twenty seventeen. He wrote punting first base is the new black ends of. I don't know what happened in twenty seventeen to twenty eight what's happening this year. But I assume that his head. Up more or less. But yeah, I miss those Dave Cameron. He was the master of those. So I would end the episode except I teased that there was a question about catchers being propelled stood. All right. So this is from Erin he says just switched on rookie of the year on MLB network while waiting the few minutes before game of thrones shows up on each go. And it is on the scene of I believe Henry Rohan Gartner's first game anyway on multiple pitches. Closing out the game with a strikeout. Rhone garters fastball is so ferocious that it knocks over the catcher. I don't recall if the movie ever mentioned just how fast he can throw. It's been a long long time since I've seen this gem. But I'm wondering just how hard a pitcher would need to throw a ball to jibbidy knock over his catcher knowing fastball is coming in real life. So I sent this question we can be quibble with the aspects of the answer. But I sent this question to David Kagan who is physics professor at CS you Chico. And he writes about the physics of baseball often. The hardball ball. So a wanted his take on this question. So I'll read his response, and you can see if disagree with anything. He says how fast would have to travel to knock over professional catcher the ball would have to come in with a certain amount of youth the technical term for this is momentum to put a number on it. You would multiply the speed of the ball times the weight of the ball more carefully the mass of the ball. But let's not worry about that for now. So for a hundred mile per hour fastball. You multiply by the one third of a pound weight of the ball and get a momentum of about thirty three months. I don't think that's the technical unit. But we'll go with that. When the ball is cut. The momentum of the catcher changes by thirty three hoops, a momentum of this magnitude kit knock over a catcher, or at least I've never seen it happened. The reason is catcher weighs about two hundred pounds with gear that six hundred times as much as the ball. So when the of the ball is distributed over that weight, the resulting speed change is six hundred times less than the ball or one sixth of a mile per hour. This change in speed of the catcher, so. Oh, small that easily has time to adjust his body to absorb it. So now, we have a new question. How big a speed change can catch your handle without falling over this is a tough one as there's no data to rely on. Nevertheless, here's a way to look at it. People walk easily at five pounds per hour. Part of the reason they can do this is that they're capable of delicate balancing act when you walk you put one foot in front leaving the rest of your body out of balance and falling forward toward the ground. You would do a face plant, except for the fact that you're able to quickly get your back foot out in front to stop the fall the process repeats. And you're walking part of the reason there's a limit to human speed is connected with the maximum speed. You can get your back foot to become your front foot. If we assume that the maximum walking speed is five miles per hour for an upright person than the maximum walking speed of catcher in a crouch is certainly less than that. Let's us one mph we can use the previous idea to find out the speed of the ball needed to change the catcher speed by one mile per hour. Now, we have two hundred pound catcher who speeches by one mph the ball away six. Times less than the catcher. So the ball would have to be coming in six hundred times faster or at six hundred miles per hour. Not an exact answer. But at least we know that twelve year old kid can't knock over professional catcher, even movie with an unrealistic premise, so just watch it and have fun. And that's what I got to. Yeah. Exactly. All right perfect. I guess the other thing you could say is that maybe like if you're using a walking person as the example, that's an upright person whereas catchers crouching, so lower center amass. So maybe it's harder to propel that person. He's also prepared for this. And so maybe he can shift forward in a way that allows them to to take this momentum. But yes, six hundred miles per hour at that point obvious. You have a bigger problems because that would hurt even if you tried to catch it with a glove. All right. All right. That will do it wanted to stick one more answer in here at the end. This was a question from Michael who asked about one pitch outings and Sam actually entered at v. Email. So I will answer it via voice Michael says Roberto SUNA finished the Astros game earlier this season by throwing one pitch on the next day. Telecast, Mike Stanton speculated that he probably through a half dozen such games in his career that seemed absurdly high to me as I assume this feet would be quite rare given that bringing in a new pitcher with only one out needed is not common off the top of my head. I would think it only happens if a non save situation gets dicey. Or if you're maneuvering specific matchup against tough left handed hitter. I suppose if we expand the search to one pitch outings that didn't end the game a lube might have. Plenty of opportunities to log one pitch outing. How many such games did Stanton? Throw. What is the MLB record for such games? So I will answer the question of the MLB record for most games. This is of course, going back to nineteen eighty eight because we don't have pitch counts reliably before that the guy with the most one pitch outings at anytime is hover. Lopez the former Lougee he had thirty four such games. And then the next guys are Randy chote and. Jesse Roscoe at the top of the list, lots of Luque's here as when would expect. So these outings will not be seen very much anymore. We were talking about rules changes and the change about pitcher usage. This will be one casualty not a complete extinction, but close so the question about how many of these we've seen to end the game ten is the record of those Tony Fossas had ten and tied for second place with Mark -ception ski Dan police AC and Trevor Hoffman is Mike Stanton with six. So he estimated half a dozen and he was exactly right. The rare case where a player was perfectly accurate when recounting something from his own career. Thanks to the baseball reference play index and Sam for entering that one one other note just wanted to plug a piece written by my pal and friend of the show Steve Goldman, he wrote this for deadspin. It's called baseball's unwritten rules are the vestiges of drunken violent sport. Megan. I talk to Danny now Burr week ago about unwritten rules as they exist today, but Steve traces their origins all the way back to the nine. Eighteenth century, and he points out that in that era. Baseball was extremely violent and alcohol soaked, and that some of these rules may have evolved just to prevent actual fights. So there's a reason that they exist, but that doesn't mean they still need to exist. Because fortunately things have gotten less violent over the years. It's a fun informative piece though. So I will put it in the show notes. And I implore you to check it out. You can't support the podcast on patriots by going to patriot that com- slash effectively wild falling five listeners have already signed up and pledge some moment the meant to help keep podcast going Ryan buyer. Brandon Kyun Michael burger Matthew penny, and Cody Braun, thanks to all of you. You can join our Facebook group at Facebook dot com slash group. Session wild Angie can rate and review and subscribe to affect the wild on I tunes and other podcast platforms. 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"Dada show here on ESPN, Freddie, prince junior, I guess coast today hanging out, and we are thankful to have the iron, man. Three time NBA champion with your Los Angeles. Lakers. AC green a AC. We were just talking about. Your streak and one thousand one hundred ninety two straight games. You must three games your tire career. Do you? Remember what you miss those games for? Oh, yeah. For sure. Yeah. I do. I actually I tore ligament in my thumb. Okay. And so Gary are longtime. Laker trainer. Yeah. He, and I talked about it and the coach Pat Roddy at that particular time in, you know, just said, you know, what give it a little more time. But you're pretty much ready to go kind of thing. And it's just, you know, you reach it on someone, Freddie. And then next thing, you know, it just bins the wrong way. And so this left as you see my little souvenirs, they had put a couple of pants in their in, you know, just little outside call a little Fender bender. But I it was just a just enough of a little dent in my finger that I said, I don't want any more injuries the rest of my career, I'm done. And and sure enough it happen. Like that is such a unique. Statistic. I don't even the genetics. Like, it's just such a unique thing to get to say and have people ask you over the last twenty plus years now, I can't ever get old because they're just saying like, how did you stay so healthy and awesome. But how did you stay so heavy and also like how someone do that? Like this is a hard game back, then it was a much more physical game the off season medical stuff wasn't as band as it is. Now, you just have the best parents in the world or what did you do? Absolutely. First of all the genes were I was blessed to have wonderful parents, you know, so it's been also very very good from the man upstairs to those one of parents because the family's always been more healthy than anything else. So that's pretty neat. When you can really look at that and say that, but I also saw pattern from those parents that taught me Howard work. They went out. I thought coming in and the door out the door working one or two jobs, not understand. A war why they were going out so much. But then as I got older every birthday, I started understand they were trying to provide for me, and my other three siblings. And so I learned what hard work dedication commitment was about by seeing my parents every day going in and working their behinds off in. So I'm very appreciative of that Lakers legend acey green with us here on the Sodano show on ESPN LA show. That's really helped when Pat Riley was coaching you because of those three hour practices. Now, we Byron comes on your the time. Obviously Michael's around all the time. How would you best describe Pat Riley practice back in those days? You would probably describe Pat Riley's practice. You know, how you just go to death? Con twelve you just start at dot com. Okay. I mean, it's just that simple and easy. So you just you just at MAC, there's no warm up ramp up. Let's get a sweat. Let's get a louder when it's the whistle blew. We knew it was time to engage. So you disarm the gladiators banging and pomp in at that time Kurt Rambis Mitch Cup. Check, you still just like basically almost fistfight with roaring blows the having a competition who's gonna get the most stitches in practice session. And I'm the young guys now coming in as a rookie. And I'm watching these two veterans show me how to play my position they're worried about who's going to get the most stitches, and I'm like, I'm going to the guard spot. It can't be that serious. Speaking about banging in there with with big guys and having to play defense and all that on Janas is in town. Yes. And this young man is a special special talent. I've compared him a lot too young Roy Jones junior right before ROY fought James Toney where we knew he was he was bad. But we didn't know if he was championship bad, right? How can this team slow him down who needs to is it LeBron in the fourth quarter? Would do they need to do to have any chance against this young man and his team? Well, the keyword is team up because it's more than just degree freak as spectacular as he is, you know, because they I mean, they have some players on the squad, and they work as a team and for them by no chances of the fluke that they're the best in the east. And so I'm really excited watch the whole team play. But I also get a chance to have a little picture in picture on the free. You got to build a wall in front of him. He's one of those kind of guys you basically building a wall. The wall behind you have to see bodies in front of his his driving lanes to know, he has to stop on a perimeter shoot a pull up float or something like that. But normally that works for most guys. But when when you're that long athletic and then lengthy you can basically take off. Off, you know, from here to there, like we, you know, you see how many times what two dribbles from half court documen. He's in the air. Yeah. Yeah. I mean docking ball, and so that's just not normal. So good luck. Lakers. Speaking of good luck Lakers. You know, the clock is ticking to try to make the postseason. You got a young Sacramento team was clearly hungry, the Spurs the reeling a little bit in their last seven or eight games. They're not playing so. Well, what are the Lakers need to do? What you need to see from them specifically to make you believe they can make this push and make up those three games. Well, I think being the team like Milwaukee. Okay. It's a great great start in continuation from the last game this game in that sense. So beating someone that people don't really give you a chance against all. Right. It's it's really huge. And for a player. It's good for your own psyche. This is what you need to see as a player. So I don't know. It's one of those things that this is the perfect time for the Milwaukee Bucks to come in. Because this is a good stepping stone for this team to acquire a nice victory AC when you played the game. Was there a guy like Jaanus that you would have to set up a wall in the paint and force them to take their lettuces them out of the equation and beat you with a jump shot. It's so funny that you ask that question because I think of Dominique Wilkins for insurance. Okay. Super athletic could jump over you. So he was on those kind of guys that had a launching pad. And once he hit that launching Pat now, he's up in the air, and nobody goes up as high as he could. So you had to try and make him Trump for further out. Well, good luck. Because that normally just didn't happen. And I mean, I've seen him throw the ball out the back where we've seen LeBron do that at different times and the few players, but Dominic was one that with throw it off the backboard or shoot it and still get to his rebound and dunk it back in before another play. I'm really react. Unfortunately, guys that other normally with me, right? Trying to. Practical experience. What about Michael? Oh, gosh. Yeah. Michael the problem with Michael is that he had basically too many launching pads. Okay. It wasn't just dump that you had to worry about him. If he got to his sweet spot, which he had like he had like pods on the court that was just like his little zones. And so that made it so tough for him. And then when he got good players around him as you saw six championship. It was pretty much on stoppable. That's crazy. I'm still I'm still tripping out the you had to guard Dominique. When I was twelve years old. I saw him play here that here four, and I never saw muscles on anyone that big except a professional wrestler. And I remember asking my mom mom. Do you think he could be a WWE champion, I'm onset baby. I think he's a little bit better than. Well, I would imagine we were talking about your practices. Just the you know, how tough they were my guess is just the competitiveness on the basketball part was pretty tough magic and those guys in career in everyone that was involved. Yeah. I mean, it really was. And I think, you know, the stories I used to come to my new millennial Laker team when I came here when we opened the staple center, so that whole shack and Kobe era coming back winning the championship, which was my Ozzy my last one. But there I I'm like I'm telling these guys stories because they're asked what does it take to win a championship? And so now as well, it's like wrestling, you know, you gotta be prepared for combat soon as you get on. Now, we'll have two three hour practice session like coach Riley, right because Phil Jackson wasn't gonna stay around for three hours. Go there, but the mentality in the disposition had to be one of championship level. And that's what we're trying to get the guys, but tough tough time, but good rewards AC. Thank you so much for stopping by anchor shed three times. Coming up next UFC two thirty five this weekend. The best in the business of covering area. Awani joins us next year, the Sodano show, Freddie, printing out ESPN LA. So Donald show here on ESPN LA, Freddie, prints junior. Thank you. So for hanging out today. Always a pleasure. Sorry. I wasn't on this. Always happy to have you on thanks to A C Green or stopped by as well. Thanks to Max Brito talk some Elliott with Pedro Gomez gonna stop by in just a few moments. But now we've got the best in the business at covering the UFC. Oh, we don't have him yet. We will have the best in the better covering the UFC area. Awani I got big questions form of 'em may John Bowes Jones's weekend, pay per view. Yeah. We got him versus Anthony Smith and and Lionheart got a big punch. But I don't know if that's the fight. I'm most excited to see the one. I really wanna see is the formerly retired one champion been aspirin right versus the monster Robbie Lawler because there's been this legend around him. It's like an Indiana who gets there first lead fill right? And then he's like Mahershala Ali number of years ago much, so and so I'm very interested in seeing what aerials take on sort of that guys that guy's story. Right. So before we get to John bones Jones and Smith will will ask Ariel about that the best in the business that covering M A area. Awani joins us here on the show here on ESPN LA. So I don't know if you heard Freddie's question. Did you by the way, real quick? Shows. Always our pleasure. Thank you for making time for squad. Freddie. Ask him. Thanks again for coming in. You know, big time loan. Oh, you're so kind. So I know the main event is Jones versus Smith. And that's the one everyone wants to talk about. But the fight. I'm most excited about is bin aspirin and Robbie Lawler. This. He came out of I was not educated on the one championship on that Brando, and that trade happened. That's when my education on been asking came around and the legend of him started to grow. And then all of a sudden his first fight. Go ahead. We lose lose area. We might have lost. Now. This is why I came to do the show was to speak to this, man. We'll get about love. Pedro. And a love max AC green only missed three games. Yes. I wanted to talk to area you'll be back on. We will get funches will make it happen funches with the the connection was kinda rocky to start. So it was so we'll probably get a better cell phone connection. I guess is. Well, let me tell you what I think is Robbie Lawler is a, you know, he's legit stud. He might be the toughest dude in the division. I'm not saying he's the best dude in the division. Right. I'm saying these tough it's been around for a long time a legit world champion and put on some of the best fights, and he seems unhurtable times. And so okay areas back. Okay. So era, you know, where I'm going with this question been aspirin is sort of this legend this like indie film star who suddenly gets his big first leading movie, and he gets dealt this. Monster in Robbie Lawler to fight. I know everyone's excited about the light heavyweight championship. And I am too. But this guy kinda captivated me. He has a very laid back flip flop kind of attitude. He has his conspiracy theories on Dana hating him like tyrant. Woodley does what who is been aspirin. And how what should we expect to see in this fight against Robbie? A great soda crate the heart corner equally as excited for these fight as they are for the main event or even the calling. Partner cry Charleston break the site the fight that he is both looking forward to Saturday nights. Bent is an undefeated fighter going kind of been, you know, whether these guys that we thought when? Like the mortgage time he'd probably be the best fighter to never fight in the youth. Farm PS for national champion star at the university. Very type Danny Hodge water, which is the ultimate award that a Clinton rests aren't can can receive and he went to Bella taller early heard. He very dominant wrestler. He didn't he didn't really strike. That he got an constant ground in dominant fashion belts are kind of felt like they weren't done with him. They let him go. And that's what he thought. Dana white and him never saw. Thank heads in back. The only one that would have yet wants to go to sleep it watching. They've been asking like he has cocaine away. Nothing set a lot of not very flattering things about away to seem like they would never do business went to one. But that is said he got traded for Dmitri Johnson is unprecedented turning bed October. Now, he isn't everything that train. He's become an I I mean, it's just the basic phenomenon. And I think part of it is that he's breaking the fourth wall. He thinking paint China pro wrestling, he has capitalized on his is feud if you Dana weight, and he's brought to forefront and think everyone can relate with that. You know, you come from the prime while trendy what made still call her suspensive bed. So great every every person can relate to issues that they have one wanted to wanted to settle had issue. Maybe crescent way pas on. That's what been asking. It's really worked out for him. But they gave this rotten Haller thing that that asking. With other poets like four going on right now. Eight it only flooded because he had a battling different paintings waiting twelve. Evolve are one is the best the business a covering MA. He works for us now here at ESPN, and we're very happy to have it. You have see two thirty five is tomorrow in Las Vegas, and the main event is John bones Jones versus Anthony Smith. All right. So you don't we all know how controversial John bones? Jones bid Dana white was on with when the last time you were on Dana white came on and joined us arrow. And he said I've been keeping him busy. And I asked him. Well, what does that mean? He's like keeping him focused on fighting. What is the sense not so much around the community? Like, I'm talking about fans. What is the sense around the other fighters and other people within the UFC about John bones? Jones's return, I know knows that one fight. But how do people feel about him being back? This is really interesting. First time in five years that he doesn't take a year off. Acquaintance for him. What twenty six when he fought ri-? Rails later and fought Shokhin who won twenty eight in the yucca fight heavyweight champion the champion. I should say you'll see history. So this kind of a mind and be all John John John Jones who came into the USC who's hungry who's tried to Cup famous tried to make who's trying to beat as many legends pothole. Now when he's saying I have been inactive for the last five years, many transgressions that I've had outside of the arena, and I need to make up for time. I need to fight as often as possible. December. I wanna fight in March. If all goes well off on July funded separate and he's hoping to fight before times here and this. That's very Emec champion fights one that derailed and you have fight or super fight and kind of wait around six months. John doing that anti Smith isn't a big draw. Krier, but that was the next man up taking them. But I think it's kind of refreshing every I mean, most people's is great the whole time. I hear it's kind of turn right up there and still have on his prime thirty one years old to have this act. I think is a huge Kufa. There is area. Awani the best in the business joining his year covering you have see for us year at ESP at ESPN UFC two thirty five tomorrow. Make sure you check it out the prelims are on ESPN on the main channel, and of course, pay per view for the main card, and of course, the two title fights that we discussed, hey area. Always a pleasure, man. Thanks for making time for us question. Question. I know we gotta run because we're up time with your, bro. Here's what we'll do. How about this? Will you come on Monday to talk post fight? A little heart on there. But he's got his own show to do on Monday Tuesday. Talking eighteen his name is Michael this thing. Talking to Mike either deliver kick me. All right. We'll we'll figure it out next time. What we'll do is. We'll get we'll get John during the long segment field. And we could do it there. Thank you guys got an aerial. Thank you very much. That's Hawaii coming up next. Pedro gomez. We'll talk about the dodgers. Did they miss out on Bryce what's the latest on Kershaw? Pedro Gomez joins us next Toronto show here on ESPN LA. It's the Latino show freddy's quarter Regan. I'm Cuban max Breda's was just on with us. He's cubit. And patriot Gomez is Cuban and he is to join Z air funches. He's ready to roll Pedro Gomez ESPN MLB insider joins us now here on these Donald show. The remember, I'm the only one here that can keep you all out of jail when everything hits the fan that is true, right? All right. Establish that I paid. Jorgi? Why didn't you tell me? It was Freddie, I would've talked to. Yes. Like three hours ago. Well, I mean, I'm sorry. Oh boy. You see I didn't. I didn't. I wanted to test. Our friendship is basically what I was doing. Does. He have you Pat, Pat. Yeah. There you go. I didn't. I didn't realize FREDDY were cool until you showed me. That conversation. You guys had realize you a mob. You any pictures of rocky planet earth little league games? I know that's what he's. I know that's what he what he showed me. He showed me you and your coaches shorts. They're back in the day with your. With my little professional baseball player. Now. I know that's amazing. Great name for a pro athlete real. Yeah. It is it's tremendous. There's no doubt. Hey, so page A. We obviously here of talking a lot like everybody about the Bryce Harper news. And I saw Bob Nightingale his tweet about what the offers were were you surprised that Bryce wouldn't bet on himself, and maybe take another bite at the apple especially the dodgers were offering way over value as far as per year for a shorter term deal. Like, what are your thoughts on that? I mean, you are surprised because. Enter free agency in another three seasons. So it's not like you're talking about somebody being thirty four thirty five doing it talking about somebody being twenty nine, but you know, when it's all said and done I obviously he knows to delta. Well, I mean, you know, he was with the nationals. They play nineteen games against the Phillies every year. He plays either nine or ten games that year in Philly. He knows the ballpark. He knows the fans and obviously decided thirteen years in one place rather than three and then jump to a new place three years from now potentially. He he wants to say I wanna be affiliate the rest of my career. And that everything I'm hearing is that played the biggest role in this Pedro Phillies already going to be kind of a monster this year, man, they made great moves before this one. They got a lot of guys that we wanted here before we. But I'm curious with their contract. And I'm curious to kinda how these conversations go. Do they sit with Bryce do? They talk about the plan for the rest of the money or money next year, or perhaps when someone like Mike trout comes available or those conversations that aren't taking place with Bryce now. Absolutely took place. He wanted to know what is the plan? What is the five year plan to ten year plan? And when you look at it. I mean, look Jake Arrieta is here. He signed a three year deal last year. Well, he's making about twenty five year that money comes off the books in exactly two years. And we know there's a certain guy plays in Orange County that is going to be a free agent potentially in exactly two years. So if you take every atas twenty-five off now, all of a sudden, you can say we can go thirty year, whatever, you know, the going rate is for trout at that point. And if he wants to play basically at home because he is from southern New Jersey, you know, the Phillies are the team he grew up rooting for. It it. You know, if you just connect the dots. You can see that scenario taking place. I'm not saying it will. But I think that Ardi Marino in the angels are under a lot of pressure to try to lock him up before he hits free agency and look in Nolan Aaron autos case he wanted to stay with the Rockies. He did not wait the one year to become a free agent. He knew that's where he wanted to be. But in trout case who knows who knows what's going to happen. But you can definitely see us an area where trout might be joining Harper here, and you know, look aside from Harper. The moves the Phillies made this winter, you know, they signed Andrew mccutchen and David Robertson the closer as free agents. They trade for JT real Muto behind the plate who's had rave reviews so far since he's been here. And they also trade for gene Sikora, a two time all star shortstop. Yeah. The Phillies are the team to be. Guys are getting hurt in the division. I think in that division. I think they're the team to beat. But yeah, it's gonna be fascinating to see how that ends up. That was going to be my question. My follow to you about trout because he's from jersey, right? Like, south jersey. He's an essence affiliate kid or they're just basically outside the city. So yeah, that's a real possibility. I saw that. He said he's not interested in having any talks about it right now or once the season starts, so they're basically going into next off season. They're going to have to go in with a real plan. The angels to get that thing done or it could be a disastrous situation for them. Well, there's no doubt. I mean, look you're talking about a guy that's been there for for the better of six or eight years. Whatever it is that look it up. I don't have it right in front of me right now. And they've never won a postseason game since he's been there. So, you know, at some point do you decide I want to stay in angel. And I know he loves the angels or do you want to try to win? And that's where I think the pressure's gonna come on the angel to show not just drought their fanbase. Hey, we're here we want to compete. We wanna win. You know, the Phillies are making the absolute rock solid moves to you know, they showed Bryce Harper. We wanna win look at all the moves we've made and Harper plot in he's here. Now, though, I think there's a lot of pressure on the angels over the course of the next year or so to to show trout, we're also in it. And we also, you know, have a plan to win. It's not it's one thing to say it that you've got back it up. Real moves. And that's what the Phillies have done here. Your ks bien, Los Angeles locally here. The angels have done a great job of spending bad money on on good players and spending good money on bad players. So when you say things like there's pressure on them. They haven't been able to rise to those those occasions since arby's had the team from Vernon to Josh to to pool. Holes to Gary Matthews just they've had a ton of big strikeouts. When it's come to that how much confidence is there. The travel still be an angel. That that's the case that a lot of people think it's gonna come down to does. He wanna stay there and be comfortable or does he wanna go somewhere and win. And you know, I'm just telling you what people in the game are saying. So I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens in Anaheim. And where that situation goes because you're talking about a generational player. A sure fire hall of Famer, and you know, he's got the possibility to leave in another two years. So you know, it may actually come down to if the angels. Absolutely no that Mike trout is going to hit free agency. No matter what. Well at that point. You know, I'm not saying this season. But maybe next season in the off season. They look to make tray because you've got to get something for an asset that valuable so there's a lot of different scenarios out there. And I don't think anything's going to happen in the. Short term. But I think there's like I said there's a lot of pressure on the angels to try to show trout because the money is going to be there regardless for trout. So it's not like the angels can say, look, we're willing to give you this much money. Anybody is going to be willing to give trout that kind of money. It's about the plan. Petra Gomez ESPN Moby insider with this year. Freddie prints junior hanging out Sodano show ESPN LA. Let's switch gears back to the dodgers. Look when we're sitting here looking at Clayton Kershaw, and we're breaking news or breaking down. The fact he's playing catch that can't be a good thing. Pedro how worried should dodger fans and the dodgers in general be about Clayton Kershaw right now. Always been told and this isn't because of Kershaw. I've always been told the pitchers worst nightmare is a shoulder injury. Because the shoulder is basically, you know, it's a it's an LA freeway interchange where there's eight million different road in the shoulder, whereas elbow, there's only a couple of things. So an elbow was much of the time. John type surgery is is you know, is bothersome in hurts and you have to miss fourteen months, or whatever it is. It's only that ligament that you have to fix whereas shoulder has ended a lot of careers. Dallas Brayton had a brilliant career. And he was young and his shoulder got messed up, and that was it. Mark muller. Another guy with a brilliant career and his shoulder. Got messed up at that. Was it? It's a lot harder to rehab shoulder. That's really don't hear that much anymore about torn labrum or rotator cuffs because the look that the weight of Bill. Those up is certainly advanced, but those injuries don't happen anymore because the shoulder is just so intricate of a joint, and that's the worst injury for a pitcher. So in kershaw's Kaethe, obviously every dodger fan is hoping this is just nothing more than maybe tendinitis or a mild strain. But you know, the fact that he's just playing catch at this point. And the season starts exactly four weeks from today on March twenty eighth you know at some point if he's not getting on the mound. You've got to start thinking he may start the season on the DL and or the injured list as it's called now instead of the disabled list anymore, and you know, that's a blow. There's no doubt that the blow in you. Also, look at the fact that Christa has spent time injured the last I think it's three seasons. It might be four that he has been on the DL. Pedro it definitely sort of throws a wrench in the works as far as the rotation. But is there a chance of Oreos moving into the starting rotation as opposed to being more of a seven or a setup for kenley, or do you think they'll still keep that off the table to control his innings? Now, I think Dave Roberts talked about that that there could very well be an opening for orients to to make his way into the rotation. And you know, that would come at the expense of someone else. Whether that is because you know, someone like Kershaw can't start the season because he's injured or he just outperformed somebody and earned the spot. The dodgers are definitely open to seeing Orioles is is ready to make that jump and. Yeah, you do have to control innings and things like that. But at some point, you just have to see guy can pitch and just see if he can get out there every five days, and I think the dodgers may very well be at that. At juncture with oriented when it's all right? Let's go, you know, the Yankees if you about ten twelve years ago had a similar situation with Java Chamberlain tried to control it rather than just say, you know, what just get out there and start, and let's see what happens, and, you know, his career was short lived a lot. Because a lot of people think that if they just let him go build up his arm and say go it might have turned out differently. But in jobs case, you know, his his career was very short because of maybe because of mismanagement because they try to control too much. Pedro Gomez with this year on the Sodano show on ESPN LA one last thing will before we let you go. Obviously, we started the conversation talking about Bryce in in the dodgers kind of not willing to go ten years or whatever. Like everyone else was ten years. Plus, they don't really make a huge splash in free agency that Pollick or whatnot. Do you believe that they missed out on an opportunity in this particular free agency by not adding one of the superstar players that were available? The dodgers at one of the club. That definitely can do it. We know that you know, the dodgers moves this off season. We're nice. I mean, you added AJ Pollock and center-field gotta Joe Kelley the bullpen. And when you look at the dodgers really their biggest issue when when it came down to it was they had difficulty getting from the sixth or seventh inning to the ninth inning. So guy like Joe Kelley could very well be that bridge that helps them close close that loop that whole in their in their game planning. You know, I it's hard to say that they miss out because that's a huge commitment. And it may alter you from being able to do other moves in a year or two because you know, let's face it. The dodgers may have very very big contracts coming up if you know, Cody Bellinger continues to pan out that's going to be very very large contract is Cory Seager comes back in his healthy that could be a very large contract looming for them. So they potentially do have some large deal that could be coming to that organization. And they may have to be looking at that. And maybe not being able to jump in the end of the pool with a Machado or a or a Bryce Harper. But you look at the National League right now. And there's about eight clubs that you can absolutely say these guys all have legitimate champ in the World Series. And the doctors are so one of those clubs and Walker. Bueller? Looks like he's emerging as you know, top five type starting pitcher you need more than one, obviously. But boy if you if you got few. Healer, and you know. You don't need a lot more at that point. That's that's a that's a big big step right there. So I it's hard to say that they miss out. They can do it. So in that case. Yeah. Maybe but they're still they're still one of the clubs that that could very well be playing late not Tober. There is ESPN's cider Pedro Gomez friend of the program. Only. Thank you for coming on a pre she ate it or not follow goal. I that's Pedro Gomez are ESPN insider, Freddie, Prinze junior. Thank you so much Franken out today. Thank you. You had a very handsome cast on today. I did I was about to be a part of it led by you, of course. Thanks to Freddie, sooner. Thanks to mex- Broncos. Thanks to Pedro Galvez. Thanks area. Hawaii AC green. Again, if you miss any part of the show, you can always subscribe to the podcast on apple podcast. Subscribe rate review. Tell you mom your brothers. Your sister your friends to subscribe to Lakers pre game with myself, Michael Thompson is next.

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Episode 122: The Sock Man Is The Best Player In Major League Baseball

The Short Porch

58:13 min | 1 year ago

Episode 122: The Sock Man Is The Best Player In Major League Baseball

"The palm the three the tired at five is the body of these aaron boone the leader his first yeah but the first portrait what's up what's happening. Welcome to another other edition of the short porch presented by barstool sports. I'm your host hubs alongside me right next to me. My co host my compadres. The vape got himself a colossal clout. Tommy smokes tomsk belly. What is happening think. This is now the third so we're recording wednesday afternoon. The drinks anything but i think this is the third show we've now donkeys have lost a baseball game seven. Oh since the deadline never want me scream the loud and very loud and just since it was justified at the time to be upset but by the n._b._a. Should have gotten a pitcher and still probably will rear. Its ugly head. Probably we did said the episode. It's still a very good team. They've proven to still be a very good team. Seventy four and thirty nine nine and a half i mean things are really good right now. I just actually had launched my cousin. Who's a red sox fox fan and he's just so miserable good and he was just talking about how it's just insane. How debris didn't get them any. They weren't even in the discussion for truly were. They weren't even mentioned those three hours for one four o'clock and it's just a tale of two teams. Both teams didn't make moves. One team saw that their g._m. Gave up on him and was like well. Fuck this season we're done the red sox are currently fifteen and a half out of first place seventeen the loss call and the yankees you saw there was that romaine soundbite right after the game on the trade deadline and he was just like arizona and and meredith had told him. I'm gonna play it now just like the other ones anytime we're down. It doesn't really matter we know. We got an inner dugout. We know what we're sending plate. We got all encompassing the world. She's a taking good at bat saying keep chipping away. You know it's never too late. Let's go do with our boys that are in the clubhouse right now. I'm all for it. Let's do it and marathe clearly tells them like they get anybody. Role models like doesn't fucking matter with the guys neck clubhouse. I think you know opposite the red sox. He said they took it as a confidence. It's all right kashmir in the front office. They believe in us that we have enough here to go win a world series. Let's go win a goddamn world series and seven nose so we're recording with all the injuries. It's crazy dude it. It is fucking in saint like twenty six guys in the i l i. I keep forgetting david harrison l. brick art every time i think about it but <hes> it it is it every single person that comes up contributes brevard valera who the foot like come on. I don't understand great. I understand very good numbers and aaa but the guys all spend the minor ten years he oh he's he's played bits in the majors over the course of four and then he comes up and on monday. He rips the triple. He's so fast <unk> valera holy shit yeah if you told me in you know march bravo. Valera is going to be a key contributor in in august. I just wanted to believe until much forty fifth the other night i mean it was it and clean up on whatever i mean. It almost doesn't matter they are just such deep organization from <hes> <hes> you know from single up. I mean everybody just get these guys. They fix them. The analytics department is unbelievable market. Tim's show markers tim's. It's time we ah you know what we've gotten him. I'm sure but that man deserves so much praise he win manager of the year is the hitting coach i almost i know camp but i feel like i mean the way he just takes these guys whether it's voight last year or shelhah tuchman ford valere maybe i mean it doesn't matter he just doesn't unbelievable drop communicating to these guys fixing their swings and stuff adjusting them a little bit. He's a former player. It communicates with them well and it pays dividends. Let's go back to sunday night a little bit. We're right next to the dugout. We have as good could've you as you can get and just shoot coaches the two differences you know when larry larry just sits in the same spot with his arms folded and he's muttering himself himself like i forget who was pitching hoops on sunday and so all i heard larry rothschild do the whole time was so tagging john right go wrong greenie green every few. It's always come on greenie. It's always wonder people in the dugout. Get annoyed because it's like it's all come someone else's pitching come on that was that was the rothschild advice yeah and then when when you're in the dugout marcus team after you come up you go right to him. He's got the ipad out showing you what what happened everything. He's walking through it. There's just it's just a whole different. It's as clear it's an eyeball. It's an eyeball view of just how different the two coaches are. I mean marcus like i mean i'm sure larry's talking to hap agree that doing pim's is so much more hands on it seems like and more productive and way more productive and one guy who has not who has received his advice and his strategy is better than anybody. I mean mike talk man mike. It's laughable. I mean mike talk. Man is the best s. player in baseball. It's not even just he's the best mike t in baseball. That's already out traffic growth. He's the best player in baseball right now right now. There's no play and he had nine hype for us he at night on tuesday. It doesn't make any sense. I get so like i said this in the blog and this is no diss or fault or disrespect to aaron judge but i am so much more excited when mike talk him comes up now than aaron judge right now. Oh i'm looking forward for my talk and aaron aaron. Judge is always an exciting something right now about talk. Me must watch. He is muscle and in the field to obviously rob home runs. He is that sweet so i mean he's i mike documents must see t._v. Is let me freedom you know how twitter's the it'll be a twitter whatever and they got mike talk to you every single today he is ends even ask boone after the came what pretty much everyone has noticed how awkward talking is on the you know like when he doesn't motions and all that and then he goes to call time he basically reiterated that to in the press conference last night he just you actually laugh out loud when he's like. It's so funny how fired up he gets so then he just calls time. It's basically what we've been saying yeah. We said that to him. I mean he looked like on tuesday. When he hits the double. The two run double elbowing gets the he gets the second and he slides in he so pumped up he's fired up and then all of a sudden he looks like he's trying to stop a bus from hitting him in the middle of the road if he's got caught in the intersection he squats puts his head up that he's doing some yoga. He's getting bored out there 'cause he's so good at baseball needs another league that he's trying yoga good during it bret. God is doing pull ups world rogin boorda baseball because we're so good at it. They're doing different things at the same time and and mytalk one just just calls for time. I was looking looking up to try to see the splits and so the shutout new york yankee stats at n._y. Inky stats on twitter. I think we met this guy. He's like if vinas stock. I'm your ballpark today so this is at nine zero four yesterday so it doesn't have the full game but since appearing on the again. I'm just gonna assume this is true. Since appearing on the short porch podcast cast mike talk mess now hitting four forty four four ninety two o b p eight fifty two slash. That's at one three four three o. p._s. Five home runs seventeen r._b._i. Sanity i mean what are we talking about but ever remember when people said it was a short porch curse hurt right when you come on in oh my god john on sterling season for the fuck you talk about twenty nineteen twenty thousand short porch the bump could i mean people were begging giancarlo and gary and judge judges fine but they're begging those guys that come on the show now like us talk to us. We cast a spell over. You and you just become the best player in baseball and we talked about. I'm you mentioned it but we are really that that home. Run robbery was unbelievable unreal. I mean a true homerun a lotta times. It'll be oh. He robbed the homerun. Just jumped over. I would like <hes> you'll gardeners in the first inning gardeners where like it probably would have been homerun but like he was just you know go pack bailing back planning and the ball or just a lot of times like that. It's like yeah. It's yeah are you didn't do too much and there's a lot of camden yards walzer short because we see a lot of the obvious outright total center well senator shorter but also aaron judge robberies like where he he's so tall that right right. It's not as impressive so it was like a top of the role. Oh that was gary matthews junior torii hunter jim edmonds that was a fucking that every every single defensive stalwart that's ever played a game would have tipped their captains stolen that fancy at home run ball crates fan. He does back off. Once you realize is like yeah you sometimes those idiots. They're trying to really well. I music fan but i mean that catch was it was almost like come on like come on dude. I the speechless it really was titled bugassault this this mytalk one hormone robbery has left me mattress actress that just the whole another. I'm the whole mike tuchman experience. How about that graphic. They put up on monday. <hes> let me let me pull ups. I don't disparage it but <hes> oh yeah you wanna talk about how good yeah here we go so this was put us up after monday's game m._l._b. m._l._b. Outfielders this season with two ninety batting average two hundred or better batting average thr- three sixty five forty slugging minimum one hundred seventy five plate appearances. That's that's the important cody bellinger having unbelievable year seems like everytime placing a foreign seventy foot home run. He's an m._v._p. Candidate for sure george springer always always very good mike trout yeah. He's okay charlie. Blackmon always solid christian yelich awesome v._p. Candidate and mike talk man is the sixth outfielder. No more than six six alpha is on the list and mike talk means there. I know it's arbitrary cutoffs but i don't care he's literally at the cutoff of like <hes>. I don't care the fact that he's listed in that in that graphic. It's still unbelievable and hundred seventy plenty periods is there's nothing else so we went through this with voight last year and then sort of into the the off season and a little bit to sort of this season where it was like all right is he for real for i mean he was hot last year but you know there was always the okay like this is the first time he's doing this. Just after a while right now we can all agree for it is very much for real. Where are we at with. We're obviously not the luke void point with mike talk man. But how close do you think we already getting their dude food. I read this thing bright so we're whenever we interview somebody. We i do as much research as possible especially on mytalk one who doesn't have a lot out there you know his wikipedia p._d. Pages like i think three sentences it should be like he might have made. It should be eight paragraphs now. I'm probably have to update it myself. Call god but the thing i found talk manila's this fan graphs article have in front of me to was about three years old and the guy called him the digi who of the outfield which is crazy easy thing to say like two months ago and now it's like i mean do the yankees. Just find something here. How the rockies how how should he did. They feel that's why i ah if the yankees beasley asked you for a random player that in triple a. and like not hasn't shown to many signs of being good whether it's luke voi- talk walkman or shall her cell just say now mayb into yeah. Maybe if the ask for somebody in your another team just promote that guy mealy that big league say no thank you prone into the big leagues and be like they know something. We have to start doing decoy say cash he goes. We just hit up the red sox. We got the worst triple eight player. We really you want this guy and the move them up waiting putting a leadoff in ruins the game so funny as like. I said how dumb the rockies. I just someone decent jason nate moreau just yemi the rockies absolutely it's for letting talk minimum hugo. I mean that was just perfectly. Timed credits you for listening to the show live somehow <hes> but i mean digi who talk then avi no. He's he's a fourth is our fourth out fourth but like they let all these guys. They're yeah. They're monsters incredible the mayhew's v._p. Candidate talk men might be the best player ever they the other they're done. Why did aaronow stay there right. Imagine how good he would be feeling edgy. How shocked front office was when erin. I was like yeah i'll sign that anybody really sure used to getting rid of it and then you know let him sign. It's don't say anything else that we lose everyone. It's shocking i and he's and he's essentially it gets better like he wants. The next expand up next up go by stored up are still sports shorts shirt his fire. It looks like someone was like it looks like a professional and we'll be sure it's because it is it's our professional will be shirt buddy mike talk. He's the face the next man up movement right and i think i saw i wanna get right. I put on the blog today <hes> bear with me for two seconds but his his <hes> opie s whereas kerio his co. P._s. Two balls hits the opposite. That field is nine twenty. His slugging percentage is nine twenty nine on balls. The opposite sealed rice. He slugging percentage the m._l._b. average for that that is five eighteen actually higher than i would have thought five eighteen slugging balls at the opposite field i i don't know but i'll regardless twenty nine absurd shadow katie sharp for that s- that uses i mean he's a true like there's nothing. That seems fluky yeah about it. He uses all parts of the field. He's got a sweet swing. He has left these. He's a great fielder. He and that's that's crazy. It's like it's very similar similar to that. I look at it very much. Adidi to they brought dede over is kind of that. They just just due to fill the gap and had to shore but dean is a little more more like name recognition than my little bit but his now -nificant amount like you knew i knew the name beady. Gore is pretty well when the yankees got my kiss calling on card was defense for sure like gold glove defense and that's you know that's why talk man has really been here over clinton's for his defense and now it's like it's no longer wise clinton on here. It's gonna be like well when we trade stanton in the off seasons because my talk took over the world. It's really what's gonna. Come down to once you taking your phone call hello. Tom is taking a phone call. He's very confused at this phone. Call and it's a solicitor. I'll pick up the phone. People don't know the context for it was five one six would yeah. It was five one six. Which is my area code and yeah. Do you understand how that works. No we know you know and then it usually uses the first three <hes>. I don't know i always pick up such always pick up random phone. Call just in case of an emergency. I will never i. I won't even answer my doorbell unless i know if i expect someone coming gilbert i mean you look out the door. I write recognizing. They can kill you in person. I mean over. We're phone. It's whatever will if i lock well okay yeah. That is a little different but no i don't. I don't answer the phone if you i don't know your number. I don't fucking. I just hit the quick thing and then your your it calls and not a chance. I always like to do just in case of an emergency idiot just general so moving on from talk with and even though i really just wanna talk about let him for our no pun intended <hes> the yankees are not just beating the baltimore oriels. They're like taking their soul. We're we're gonna rename camden. After this year. Let's just to be named something different something savages but they're historically beating the orioles. They're beating to a point or no. One has beaten a team like this never happened. Remember when the orioles won two out of three to start the arrogance they never we couldn't beat them last year. That's why we're gonna win. The division that was a thing that happened and the lost two out of three of pretty fully healthy team at that point lost two out of three to baltimore oriels at home and they just have utterly spanked spanked them. I've ever of why this is happening of why they've just like really taken the no days not to fuck the patriots just saying at once but the no days off mentality of like everyone everyone there they show up to the ballpark every day with this mentality this championship tally. We have to take every single day like it's our last and all that i think it's because it's guys like mike talk them. Mike ford role mine mabon guys who really know that this is the best opportunity of their careers to shine and they're not taking any opportunity for granted so i think when when they see a team of the oriels they know that can mash and you'll put up stats and all that they're gonna fucking do and that's their chance i no player ever goes into a series and says oh i <hes> we don't need to do well. This year is unlike the fact that is no but there's a difference between being totally locked in and not being told and i think these guys. He said they're just always totally locked in because they're proving themselves because because when everyone gets healthy not all these guys have role with the yankees so you know this offseason they want to make a name for themselves in case they get chipped off somewhere whatever <hes> also like the i like mytalk him. Can you imagine a guy like mike talk right now. Not being on the postseason roster oh no that's not even a thought that quite a we a month ago and you you know you're saying standing back here and hicks and whenever like they're going to be like well fuck mytalk and where he's going to go now. It's like he's playing so well. Actually let's say he's facing the hand. Let's say stay. I know we're getting a little hover. Self-serve sir let say stanton his back. I mean there's no reason to because we're going to make the plasco. Let's say stanton is back in healthy. You're gonna have stanton judge. Hicks alex garner is gonna make it and then you have. I guess talk some even doesn't make it can't have six outfielder would probably come down to talk men and maybe you would think right because garner i mean garnered is gonna make it. I think right there no way he doesn't make it scott such a funny reply. Ila sarosa rosen mets. The mets are the marlins again congrats. She just tweeted. I mean are you scared of what the mets will do to you in the world series yet. What a pathetic organization. They're pathetic. Uh i don't like that. They're wanting this mantra for being honest. I know they're not playing. They have such a tough anyway good. I still just don't like seeing them. Have any sliver play like in consecutive active weeks and executive months. They play like philly atlanta washington chicago. It's and then there's an american lindsay cleveland blend. Do they're not gonna. It's gonna i'm not. I'm not worried about them. I just i actually like it gave them their false hoping ripped from them i don't i wish there were just always miserable all right whatever back to the yankees so yeah. It will probably come down. Come down to talking to me which will hurt but but there's also good chance to stanton's nowhere near healthy yeah yeah. I mean that's nowhere near health. We just don't know what's his injury spice up shoulder right. We're no then it was the i didn't like jacoby. We'll be ellsbury territory where you forget what is injuries was originally the biceps then it was healed and there was the shoulder yeah no yeah now. It's the knee all right. Sorry the right right right. Yeah i mean that's that's no joke mun injury and that's bad injury so there's no guarantee he's back and you know. Some people are going to say that better off without him but these guys were high contact. I you know i'm not here to dispute that. After last year's postseason performance performance i dunno like better right now with mike in the playoffs like they might be better with outstanding. What university in man are we in a black hole. Someone had a twitter thread about us. We got sucked sucked in a black hole. We don't know yet. Maybe that's happening. I came across the craziest stat of my entire life and i'm watching a lot of sports for a long time but home runs by ballpark. This season the tigers in their home park in fifty one game a._m._c. thirty six home runs the giants and their home park in fifty four games. Have it thirty nine the yankees in nine and games have it thirty eight in camden yards. I've never seen a stallion ity. I've never seen established before four. That's forty fucking. Les dames. That's four hundred a more than four home runs a game and there's another game on wednesday they they're gonna crack forty. This is it's that's crazy. That's makes no sense zero nine games thirty eight god davos davol consensus what else we got off some more stats so the yankees the first team be history with four five or more home games in a road ballpark in a single year. That's there's never happened before. The yankees fourteen game winning streak at camden yards is the longest road ballpark and franchise history and it's the longest road winning streak by any team since the braves as one fourteen neuro at the astrodome one more for you now there katie sharp stat the most homers versus single opponent and sing in the season m._l._b. History the fifty six yankees hit forty eight against the kansas city as the two thousand seventeen yankees hit forty six against the oils. The two thousand nineteen yankee shirt forty sevens to keep in mind. There's a wednesday game and a full game set. There's four more games to go. I mean that's crazy. Roese i mean the orioles our pet and may yankees or really good so we talk about that guy taking the ball off the face as like a microcosm of just i mean the differences between these teams you got didi umbrella turning double plays glove flip double-play that looks so smooth talk means making jim edmonds catches and that aaron judge the other night diving superman catch and and then you got the orioles guy gets a concussion caution. I mean to be fair. That is something that would happen the the season with the injury luck. They've had we not trip and fall in the outfield yeah but maybe clint i guess yeah yeah. I mean the fact they left him. In the game. Where i mean dude. He just took off foul ball foul fly ball off of the head. You think he's got an dan left and also just left for like embarrassment yeah. Oh you have to take him off. Alpha game embarassment and there was the other homer failures mavens <hes> <hes> that just cleared the wall but then there was a chance to robert talking probably robson asleep and the guy just like fucked up man. The orioles just really bad. Could you believe they took two or three from the red sox a week ago two weeks ago. I can't believe that are pretty bad and they're seventeen back fucking idiots. What else do we have after yet tanaka. Did you happen to read the article or something yeah yeah so <hes> this article in time's pull it up right now. It's not bad. He's been bad since london. Really you know some weird going on with him and we kind of pursuing. I'm getting scared of this assumption in that. He just gonna figure it out in the post season. What if he's just bad right. I'm started out like it. That's always been taco bell that was two thousand seventeen pretty high era and then against the indians natural who's just lights out so you just assume pitchers to that just zero october and he could be one of those guys but the difference is this year. There is a legitimate problem that his splitter just doesn't work and it's because of the grip of of the new ball of the seams on the ball which syndergaard syndergaard has also complained about a little bit with his slider being kind of like irrelevant this year because of that same reason <hes> greenwich syndergaards picked it up lately lately tanaka has not he looked a little better the other day but then it kinda fell apart from was your worry meter tanaka. Put it at like a five one seven seven to go right in the middle because i do trust him. I i don't know every time he takes them out. I'm still just going to trust them but it's higher than it was a month. That's for sure it's increasing increasing a little bit each each like a five and a half. He's comparing split right. Now is to seamer. That's come out as a to siri. That's not what you want. That's a problem and hot. I guess thrown the reason the meter higher is it really is. It's just the balls or all. The ball is off then. Maybe can't fix and larry's like we just gotta get comfortable with with a new grip and figure it out. Go give larry credit. He's helped but okay like no shit. He's the pitching coach. Of course he's going to help. Tanaka come up with new split. How about you come up with something that fucking works and also also like further proof that he's just so irrelevant and so useless john holders pretty much look like a different pitcher since he's come up. Nobody has denied. I'm sure liar. Ostrov trou- tries to help the pitchers pitching coach. He's got to do something all day. He's just not good at it and tommy phelps down plays a fucking wizard. Barely i mean every single guy goes and that's the problem is like you're not going to send tanaka down for blake right. Bring bring phelps up here. Bring phelps up here once. The season ends and be like all right. You're the october tolbert pitching coach here we go every time i do franchise mode in m._l._b. Just fire larry that's incredible. I love that move. You can do that yeah okay. Can you promote tommy phelps. Yeah you can like actual his name like yeah right away. Wow that's that's ask. Ask your spite yeah. That's pure spite. What a severino big news on friday thrown off amount big step. This is like back and people are like what's the difference. I mean you pitch off amount different pitch on flat ground. It's way different. Elevations involved. It's it's. It's basically the whole key so i think what they say is that him and donor. I think dallas pretty close to and they're going to need another. They're gonna throw like one or two bullpens off the mound and then it's time to rehab starts to one thing. It's gonna take a while because it's basically me spring training for them over. They're gonna eat about four to five weeks. <music> of rehab starts right what it seems like but yeah it's all right. I mean it gives them a few weeks in september number to get a custom. I just can't imagine severino's we start in games in october with that. I feel like he's mir reliever when he comes here. I think the yankees in october is going to have pitchers cullman. Everyone's starters relievers. It's going to be a lot of bullpen who starting against <hes> against like the astros or whoever were playing. It's going to be kind of irrelevant. There's not going to be a one onto four like this is our procedure -tations tougher an offense facing that to like adjust and clearly. I mean we're we're undefeated <unk>. I mean the thing is with the offseason with the off days as you can. You can do it because even if oh yeah pitchers can pitch two days in a row with the day off. The only time would become an issue in the world series when you have the three straight games. It's interesting thing we have not had pitcher pitching three straight games this year. Oh yeah the only team baseball who that might be another katie sharp. She's been on fire lately but i think i think i would have sworn into now to two straight games or days. That has not happened. So that's good. I mean we're we're gonna be. You gotta be fresh. You gotta be fresh and that's what they they do this but position players to a very good clue doesn't work because everyone's still gets hurt but at least they try and they try to admit this but i mean yeah everyone will be every armed should be pretty solid shape. Come like september october time an injury were worried about it is certainly gleyber torres before we do that though i do. Wanna talk to you guys about indochino indochino. It's it's. 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I guess there's different different types of m._r. Is but i know like i once and i know a lot of people that have more is you go in a tube. Basically this thing right over your face and you're there for like twenty thirty minutes and it's just extremely claustrophobic can't move. It's it's we invest in something different words like a body scanner yeah something like that. I mean i'm sure maybe thinking about their stuff but like when you walk in the same set of security over security thing. It's just a body skin. You know he's got a strain. Just show you a picture. This is like an m._r._i. Mistreat m._r._i. Machine and then basically goes into that too doesn't look fun. It's not. I don't like to get hurt. Don't get hurt really so. I guess i've never been in that but <hes> <hes> i think we should have some sort of body scanners somewhere. When you walk in and just fully detects you do. I got lunch with frankie today and he was telling me about amazon so there there's there's like four of these amazon stores in the whole world one of them's in fidai and when you walk in it's whole foods and they yeah so like you walk in. There's like a connection whole foods and amazon okay so that would make little sense you pick your food right. Let's say you're a few banana's against the fruit. You wanna participate chicken second. Let's say there's no cashier. Nothing check out you just walk out so when you come in you sign sign in with amazon account and when you walk out your amazon it's on account charged with whatever you bought. It like takes up what you got. That's pretty fucking isn't say how is that even possible. It's like scanners scanners and shit and i guess maybe wearing a band of something that tells you what your amazon account as i did explain to me. How do they know what you pick and left-wing bloc bark bark a scanner barcode report if you just don't scan it. It's a scan. It's like oh. It's like over as you walk. <unk> out reads what you got your bag or something like that something like that but you get the idea. I'm not explaining it perfectly but apparently that's what that's amazing and it's like it's it's the future of just shopping. Yeah like shoplifters can be out of luck because you got like having account to get into stores and then you know they can't steal because they'll just charge you like he said his buddy got like bananas or something and he thought you'd literally stole it from from the store and then he checked his bank county like five dollars attractive because it just got taken out brochures we should we should be working when like amazon or something like that with the yankees to try and get a scanner for like your whole body correct x ray machines ways to read an x-ray hiring people who know what they're doing would be a good start to but where's your concern with glacier here so he's got. He's you'll probably no more than us. When this comes out because i think they're gonna announce everything wednesday night or at least how the test went back and he's he he's back in new york. Where's your on a one to ten here. Where's your concern when i put it like an eight not because because just because he's so good like not because the one guy that's in the payment d._j. Like the main star like no right just not so. I'm going to put it. I don't think i mean i could be wrong doesn't seem to be too bad but like any amount of time i would just put him on the deal ten days reboot and hope he's okay. I'm a a little optimistic because it did go away right. That's what the optimism isn't it just shown up during the game because he was fine during warm to yes it. It's not like she's got him all right now so someone suggested this. I just remember seeing a twitter with someone suggested maybe he has a kidney stones yeah which would be a good stuff for him and be great for us yeah. That's the one you pee out writer all my extremely painful. I've never catheters. Make me like squirm. Oh my god but if he has that yeah it's going to suck for a few days but that would probably be a good situation. There was another thing not just maybe he's just like sick or something. I don't know but i just hope the void has although i'm still we haven't heard anything on you know you'd think they'd announced this. You almost want him to get the surgery. It's weird that he it hasn't i mean if he gets if he's going to get the surgery due at ace app so that he may be out for the season alive i think probably would be not the optimistically he'd come back like the week before the season on it and then if they keep bleeding i mean right. That's the one thing right exactly so that almost six me. Now is what mid-september more little more than that's the week or they almost makes me think that he's not the fact that he hasn't had yet almost think he's not going to get the surgery. It's like maybe let's just try to rehab. Maybe he's just good now and he's just chill until ten days. I don't know we'll say iras imagined that made by the end of the week and we'll have a little more clarity if we don't then. It's like what the hell's going on here man. I guess no news is good news to a degree right finger. Gosh ross with those guys. Those are three guys that we really. I mean we'll drink crawl not as much as the other two voiding labor back imperative gary to oh we'll gary. He's back yeah but he's going to have a constant. I don't know i'm still worried about him bromide. It's been unbelievable man he him gary no. We're not doing this. We one carries a catcher to what i'm saying. He's a concern of mine always reentry voight re-injure anybody that has anyone. He's had multiple injuries this year. Basically i'm going to always be worried about. Are you concerned. It will not concern me sad. Role mine leaves the end of the year and he just becomes starting catcher somewhere else you i will do to be dumped from not too. He's gonna get paid by somebody. He's dude. That guy deserves to be starting for like three quarters of the teams man. No i agree i. I like them a lot but he's we know he's he. We know he's a great backup catcher. He likes being yankee. I'm sure again. He's like having him. Beaches works out. I know it's the payment at the table payment. He makes one point this. You're probably gonna go up to like five for backup catcher. I don't know if they want to go there. Real quick. I want to run through so every year towards the end of august. They do the players nicknames and they're so stupid. Every time i mean did you see crystals that captain or eh. He's the conductor of a of a train that that's derail and head into the ocean and going to sink and kill everyone on the on the train. That's what he's the conductor of but anyways yankees player we want some. Oh really cool like king khan for canley is electric. Yes that is an unbelievable nickname now understand that i believe if they decide these before in spring training which is weird. Why can't that just change. I guess to a degree. It's like okay. We don't have to worry about this. One in the middle of of penalties <music> but all-star break can't send a survey room do they. What do you want in jersey. Just have one guy in the clubhouse yeah do it. It takes three seconds and sound like it takes hours to make months is to make a jersey i dunno. It seems dumb but anyways some are regis. I did like d._v._d.'s sir m._j. That's just his <hes> initials. <hes> merck's in the middle name is but then gregorious obviously sir in their history just be served exclamation point like waterboy santos sir because last year it was just sir. I believe right but i want. The exclamation tanaka says mukunda pretty sure is his name in <hes> in japanese whatever so yeah day caracas for or <hes> glacier ice from there so sure big funding for lemay limousine but obviously he didn't have that in spring training but right the big fundy pick fundamental by far is carlos. I was actually going to a sucker for a good pun. Pom pom carlo arlo that is one of the worst teams in the history of the planet. That's funny farmer giancarlo chip please you so much. <hes> jay hops is dot dot. One of my buddies love this. What is your love about so. I don't like it how it looks so weird when you you say j. dot dot. It's kind of cool jada yeah. It's the periods in his name the initial. I'm just saying for anyone like i. I don't know i think it's got cool. J data talk talk talk. No he's gotta have the stockman housing stock man. He is still just like put something over his jersey. It's stockman sunday for dimicco got fantastic. That's what he should be for forever from. Then tarp tarpley bleep ford for gardner. Just garbage is refusing to do it. Garnered is one of the name on a gardener like notoriously. Just wanna do eleven which is hilarious yeah yeah. <hes> an understanding judges was b g. What is thinking big iron drugs. That would be my guess big. What is that what do we do. Just ask someone at the all-star break what their nicknames are. Don't tell us i'll do it. I'll go. I'll send them an email out. It's fine. We got to trust. We haven't done awhile. Let's do a full boat bullpen trust. Let's get the full list. We don't forget anybody but it's relatively going to be a good one. I think many people honor shitless right now which is a good sign for us. If we're like the team is that you know. We don't really hate me bullpen people <hes>. Why did i just pull up the entire there. We go so i think number one so this is basically. Let's just say if you need three outs. You needed shutdown inning. This is the the order we want it to be. Yeah not a save because that's different. Let's say doesn't have to be a safe which is this is we need. Three outs doesn't matter what inning doesn't matter the situation situation diesel. Let's say you're coming into the game with a man on first and nobody out and you want avoid that guy from scoring sure right. Okay something like that so i number one guy right now. We'll we'll be tommy canley simone gonna be out of you know. I've interested in going to run forever you always not he hasn't given up a run against an opponent. This year crazy i mean there is the there is the it's always going to be thought of you know like you're never if if the walks and stuff but i mean you can't his allowed to run since july second that's wild yeah and before that was june thirteenth so since june thirteenth. He's had one appearance what she's a lot. It's two months ago. Okay fair point my second gun list. I second will be keen. I it just really given up runs in a few home. Run gave up monday was absolute right. I talk about him. Just seems like a safe option to change has been unbelievable. Rocca was coming himself to it on monday. I'm gonna go chapman third <hes> chapman. I know her. I know he struggled a little bit recently but he's been better three. Three appearances in a row was really good on monday night. I dunno chapman. He's the closer like i don't know i. If you keep figuring it out in a in a big moment green three i just love how should i brought about. He's just he's been firing. I love green three. <hes> you know what i mean thinking about triggering as i'm so it was tempted to put jagr in like even higher but i'll <unk>. I'll put them honestly a one day one b one c type situation mckinley out of greenville. I think that's they're just when they come in. You really don't have to put greens second. I'm gonna put him one above keenly. I'm gonna go out of you. Know green keenly chapman. I'm kind of hesitant to put chapman four but i guess he is pushing. Well little lately. Yeah chapman for britain. Five britons been good lately and brazil is but i i still don't fully trust them right and says i think six hells on the house we can't do so we have sarah so we have to nestor was good on tuesday chance nestor holder <unk> holder sesa going sesa right after britain. I'm still going to put my guy nestor. In there. The head of sessa the i in good conscience. I can't put us adam so put nestor. Six sesa seven <hes> <hes> holder eight and whoever you know and honestly haller is eighteen. He's better lately not gonna really. I still won't trust them. In yeah yeah yeah we've given up give it to on yesterday interview on tuesday after the game against his inner so weird as watching just one word answers so he's pissed off like someone who's answering answering asking him. I think it was meredith was asking every question he was just getting annoyed very weird any a chance not a ton of coffins chance put we still love him. So overall. We're all minus canley audino green chapman but honestly that canley green is one eight one b one c <hes> chapman four britain five sesa six nestor seven holder other eight chance nine dongo through mine. I had out of you know one green to kingly three chapman four britain five nestor six sesa seven in holder eight translate. Let's go to d._m._z. Forego d._m._z. I wanna talk to you guys about low bells because that's over over water bottle all right well bells has been a fixture in my life since i've been coming to yankee stadium and since it was built in in two thousand nine they're back again this year and obviously rated number one in the official yankee stadium dining guide with their famous usda prime steak sandwich. Which is the best thing you can possibly eat in the world number. 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We got all right morris. It said one at what point do we consider seriously consider dark magic as the cause for all the injuries this season even the yankees to announcers went on the isle. This season sterling stolen the case style tail yeah. I think we're at the point. I mean obviously can't sterling there a whole separate thing but i think in terms of players. It's at a point. Don't work too much to be a coincidence like there has to be some of this off season. We're gonna have to relook at the training program with the medical staff wherever there too much just be bad luck the d._v._d. For this world series is going to be five hours long and the first hour where they document how many injuries we had they do at the end like an in memoriam of all the deals yeah but also like the healthy people interview them like in the office and be like just have their it'd be funny if they were doing throughout the season just live reactions injuries like right and you have canley and they're like what is happening. What is this someone just the office or whatever and so i i literally just you don't listen to anything i say i just said the office <hes> whatever thirty seconds talking fast and wants to slit them in there what else anthony cragg lino said i need you guys to talk more about austin reminds is face bruce. The guy's face has been bruce blue for like four years and notice it wants you notice it. It's all you'll ever see when you look at them all right. I got it gets. The paris are paying more attention so i noticed it when i was exotic room. No big deal you notice it in person is striking more striking on t._v. Misa and it's is there. It must've been i i've always assumed we got hit with hit in the face of the ball's kid and just like scar but yeah it's it's below his like right. I it's been there as long. I mean if you look yeah. I'm sure looking the i mean. It's been there as long as it's been anke yeah. There's a picture of him in here and there <hes> you. There's probably some good story around it. They come in the pockets austin dallas about it but yeah that is bizarre some i'm. I'm reading at a. I'm reading it on the yankees right. If people are gonna think it's a birthmark doesn't look like a birth. I guess it could oh so someone said are just looking around the net for the answers first question i read that he got hit in the face of the fastball and the oh five college world series and had to get stitches if you had that you look at his face and pictures you can see a bit of a scar under his i slightly above the black mark on his okay so i'm not sure if black markers related to that injury but it might be something tells me he's a huge barstool guy because he's the one who really wanted to shirts article talking about be nicer got a picture with the minute <hes>. No i think <hes> yeah i feel like he is kind of like <hes> he's probably like an he's bombing what house he thirty hold us <hes>. I was gonna guess twenty twenty eight thirty drove that well. I said thirties twenty but yeah i think he yeah i feel like he fits the the mesh of bar people bar <hes> <hes> yankee players that would be for once he feel like he wouldn't hear of us for a while and then once he actually got win against the only thing i would say working against as a little bit of a calabro so not northeast guy but i still a key. He does have that but also he's been in new york for a while or by. Obviously it's more like the guy from from the north or else. Go at all rise and y y aaron judge us d._m. Cool who wins in a race between gary voight sisi and edwin voight gary. What were i mean. I'm just thinking about them. She voight run around the basis so freight train. Gary is sneaking not slow. He might fall member someone. Who was it somebody telling us or is it read a gary like used to be safe. Well he beat. He stole judge he out stall aaron judge in the minors five five the one right and he he had that geneva trip or in that series a few weekends ago. I don't remember it was the first years after the break toronto. He was like run around the base passed like a madman could be voice winner in dead last see. She's not even a run yeah. She's doesn't run during games because he doesn't want to. If you bought him you just safe and then who's the other edwin yeah got to paris. He's got a he's got a run carefully so he's going to say gary surprises in between your last one from dahmer solo if you were to take over any role in the organization front office office or player and live through throughout the season in their point of view who would who would you pick and what season would you want to be a part of so the only the opinion. I'm just like i'm like a surrogate yet. You're living through the same exact numbers that they did or if you're g._m. A._m. You're gonna make the same exact moves. I didn't ask the question but i would assume so yeah. Let's take it that way so that basically you're not gonna change anything but you get to enjoy the <hes> you know the accolades that come along with it. I have an easy answer. I think era nine i know what would you in different years. Yet can be any. I was really think front office people just now or like coaches. I mean say robert michael think nobody. I think nobody gets as much like when i think i mean it's got to be a world series year and i mean you know that's the most recent one and i know it's gonna be a shittier to start. You're gonna have the hip injury you're gonna b- the steroids but by the end of the year we're going to be goddamn hero in the city of new york and kate dotson and you're banging kate hudson right that might be like i mean it's tough to not sage ear right davis. I'll take jeeter most any year but i think but i mean you could do nine but i think era. No non is just a special case. I would say even like jeeter two thousand cheetah two two thousand eight whatever that was judge twenty seventeen when world series but that's working onto the scene. I want to win a multi meltzer doing non world series years okay. Let's so i would say probably jeeter two thousand you would say your auto nine. Let's do this year this year if i could be anyone this year. Oh i can't change anything. I'm just enjoying it. <hes> i guess being judgments you pretty fucking sick just off the field talk. C'mon magic being talked when this whole month right d._j. Mayhew just being like god every time he got got up to the plate hitting the baseball right but he hasn't like like he's so bore you him so you could be you know but you can't change anything. You're just living throughout his life. Your life is kinda boring not that i'm not hitting hitting just kind of bland so i don't know i don't know if he was the most extravagant life off the field but you could feel like i figured it's not affecting things on the field building can do whatever you want off the field. We're kind of just making this our own. I don't know what's right fine jewelry two thousand all right. I think that's all we got. We got a <music> the game tonight obviously well that we won't know about paxton's pitching against john means listen. I thought it would be like. I thought tuesday was the game where it's like. What's really tested. We're invincible by starting off and holder and a baseball game and i mean they ended up winning by five runs so i mean yeah john means really good and paxton's even shaky little better lately is i know this is crazy to say. This is like a kind of important start for paxton because he has struggled against like like worst. Teams is showing some consistency here right like you had to get starring red sox. Let's be a little consistent have another good start so you could put it together a couple of times neuro arro- that should be you're gonna get a lot of support. I would assume that go out there. You're supposed to be a frontline star. You're facing a bad team. Go out there and prove it yep and then <music> over the weekend <hes> thursday friday saturday sunday. We were in toronto <hes> not uh will be here <hes> but <hes> charlie back on friday. We're going to hear some good seven years. Hopefully on the next show by the next show we need severna saw which happens on friday as well pray to god labor's. Oh the other the thing was appendix. Not not members a kidney stone or something else appendix would be the other thing that's going on with labor like his appendix is barring him so that would be like something that can it's again suck for him. That's a week or two and then you're good. That'd be another thing <hes> although we want to get that appendix out before burst inside him that would be very bad <hes> <hes> and then yeah. Maybe we'll get some news by monday. That'd be cool <hes> and then you so. Let's just a free trade keeps a role. They haven't lost since the deadline third-row we've done since they've lost. Maybe the astros you lose a game so we get that would be nice. They just keep winning with us. You'll raise. The rays are still ten back in the loss column. Whatever but life is going to the yankee fan man next man up by the shirts parcel sports dot com and let's keep this rolling right. I will see back here monday. John sterling you've been listening to short porch byproduct of barstools uh-huh aw earn very few days keep john george side now on.

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Hour 3: Daniel Cormier

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Hour 3: Daniel Cormier

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Iowa Sophomore. linebacker Dylan Doyle said of Longtime Hawkeye strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle announced Tuesday that he's entering the transfer portal. And finally William Kelly a five-year-old cycle one on hall, thirteen of the bridges at Spring Tree Golf Club in Sunrise Florida, using a seven iron. five-year-old Dan you know how much golf I play. Do you know how much golf I play? I am forty seven years old. I've never hit home on. William Kelly. Frustrating game. Feeling great starts with a great shave and great shave start with barbasol shaving agreements while you say golf is not a sports. Why are you say it all the time because you have five year olds at home, ones and you have ninety seven year olds doing the same thing. That's one of the reasons. that it doesn't require the greatest of Athleticism, even though some golfers now are actually athletic. What Chris Cody Oh Chris Cody disputes this? It's a it's a hand eye game. It's a hand eye coordination game more than it is. An athletic. Endeavor but Chris go the. Go ahead. Is it require athleticism? I would live I. Want you to videotape yourself. Swing a golf club after the show and send it out. We have we had to get Dan Now? That's certainly the definition Chris. How could I possibly argue with that? You become a basketball figure out a couple of minutes. You pick up a golf club their entire life I would say. Are you still haven't figured it out? And so is trying to catch a fly with chopsticks, and it's something you might not ever get good at. ATHLETICISM. Feeling great starts with a great shave in great shape. Start with Barbara Saul shaving cream, and that's barbasol shaving cream and American classic for over one Hundred Years. You're looking good America. You're shaving with Barbara Salt for on latest headlines. Information tune the sportscenter on ESPN radio all throughout the day. Chris Billiards, darts are those sports, Games, sports, or games, billiards darts, and what do I have to do if they are games to make them sports, have people jog around a little bit or carry their bags for them? Like what do I need to do? To make golf a sport instead of a game. Arts sport billiards a game. It's fair. Is it yeah I think all of them are games I think I think bowling is a game bowling a sport or game. Bowling's absolutely a sport. Are you kidding me I think anything with defense should be considered a sport golf's defenses. What longer grass the course? Nature they really. Defense, Somebody's gotTa be obstructing you in order to prove your athleticism. Someone has to be a challenging it with their own athleticism. If you WANNA, make it hand eye coordination, I know we're parsing hairs here and I know it is largely semantics, but darts billiards those are hand eye coordination game to God's filled with disgust right now because he badly wants to consider himself an athlete ways because he's. He's kind of good. You're good leisure activity, and it can be competitive just not in the sports sense. Yeah, but there needs to another person on the other side playing defense like can't be. It can't be just beating the course like his Nascar Sport, because yeah, because drivers are getting each other drivers way yeah, they're. They're playing defense against that so if I don't find this insulting, it's. Very insulting, okay as someone who has tried to master this thing for basically entire life, so if you had someone trying to tackle Dustin Johnson on a par three, then it'd be a sport. So for it to be a sport, you have to have a defense, right? The argument someone stopping you from achieving your goal. Some would say the best defense is offense. About that. Right okay thanks for nothing. At lebatardshow on twitter is where you go Daniel Cormier companyman Daniel Cormier is on with us. I can't believe he's siding with management on this I. Love this guy so much. I defend him to everyone who says that she's fights aren't aesthetically pleasing because he's such a bad as well clearly, the feelings aren't. You can't believe this core may I can't. You can check out DC and WANNA podcast wherever it is you. You get your podcast I. Think Mike says that he's the greatest broadcaster now. Right you. You're saying saying. The UFC has found the best broadcasting team. It's ever had an arguably in all of sports. Okay, and he's going to fight here soon and I want to talk to him about that, but I really like this guy and I was so disappointed Daniel when you said you were going full companyman and wanted the corner of Dana White. Do. You remember I? Mean you remember the Corporate Rock? You remember the corporate rock. The. He went to levels that he never could have imagined, but just let me say this is not. This is not an indicator of how I feel about you. It's just like you got Mazda it'll he enemies Kuch to. Me It's rare right? No, because I'm pro-labor, I'm pro trying to get you paid more like I'm you're doing just? Cormie as fighting on the wrong side and I think it's because you're getting so many checks from the UFC. Then I mean. I want I want I want the fires to get paid I? I. Do this with aerial every week. He tries to pay me as the guy is not for the fighters amp for the fighters I just think I just think there's a great way to go about getting what you want and I don't believe public. Here's the way to do it. That's it. That's my. That's my thing I just did publicly you. There's better ways to go about doing things especially in this business when. You can have contracts, and it's the company wants. They could just say well. Priority contract, but if you go. You know privately. You have this, shouldn't they're more than willing? Most Times to to make deals and I'm seeing from experience and. well-spoken like accompaniment because conor, McGregor and John Jones and Jorges at all and randy couture and Saint Pierre and Cyborg and Rory Rory MacDonald. Would all disagree with you? Know Listen CONOR McGregor just. Wants to fight. CONOR has the money Gripe Kinda just WANNA fight has had. He has had money gripes this one's. Kinda wants to fight. Any wants to fight that he wants right now and. He's always such. A big story kills like that should happen, but I don't think there. We gotTA dump that he can't know should happen. I did happen. I. See is not gonNA. You know he's gone relax. He's got relaxed. Around wouldn't be the first time I don't think he cursed around here well. Daniels Kinda Right, is he? I cussed I cussed on on our show went down. So you hear a big beat? Right in the middle of is I'm trying. I'm trying I'm trying to better. I'm sorry I interrupted you just Kinda right. Call Good. Comedy about conic. Is! You're saying he just wants to fight. He's the biggest star in the sport. He wants a certain fight. Is Kinda right? He wants titlefight. Right and I think that when? The you remember in Jacksonville Justice Katie fought. Tony. And I guess Connor had an opportunity to be the guy that would fight that fight. Beep or Tony got hurt, and Connor said well I'm not I'm not a replacement of guy, either. It's my fight my fight, so then gates stepped in. Had that tremendous fight is now? He has the title fight I mean it just Kinda makes it. Kind of makes sense that Justin for you, know he? He agreed to that. Three weeks notice and then it got pushed back a little bit, so yeah, real strange camp, and then he Tony Me Ferguson at one thirteen points, a rolling was the interim champion and. So I think it's right that he gets to fight and if. If. There are a of instances where fighters think at the UFC puts money ahead of what's right. This is one of the instances where what's right is taking precedence because. He should be title. Justin engage him. Daniel Cormier with us here on ESPN radio chat got the DC and Hawan podcast wherever you get your podcast. How long would it take for data to beat up Dan? And I don't know man I hate. Listen Dan I liked you, but I mean you have fighting experience. Of the last time I thought it was my last fight. It's where I retired. I got my shirt pulled over my head. My ear was bleeding. My shoe is in the street and cars were honking as I sat there. That was my retirement fight I'd been pretty good before then. It was also a quarter century ago. Dan and I will. That'd be the last. White Fox. We've all been there Dan I've been I've had my super soft. I've walked compliance and as a kid, but I started to work at is Bhai. Wrestling Komo Very Young Age I. I need your help more than he does. In my style and I don't want I don't want to give away my game plan. Away! My secret weapon is smothering. He's approaching this from wrestling. I need your help like I can't believe. You're in the other corner because you can certainly turn a fight into something. That's just two guys blundering around on the floor. Then He. If you're in the Russell then you may have hard to wrong coach. You have to be a champion. WHO's a fantastic strike. You man hard to wrong. Hired anybody, everyone's vying for my for my my my AH, your talent ability to mixed martial arts you get the the wrestling background didn't get the striker and turn your disciplined from having no self into a mixed martial arts discipline. Thank you, Mike Well. Why are you giggling? What are you giggling about? 'cause you've actually willed yourself into high level. Martial Artists who has no experience talk yourself. I love. You gotta believe. I've always heard and the commencement speeches. All I needed to do is believe that's not right. Don't be about it's all about. Is the time, right? Right, you have a big fight coming up here. I'd like to talk to you about it but I don't know if you have to leave or not. Do you have to get out of here? No No, no, I'm good. I'm good all right. Let's talk about that next GEICO. Gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven, which means that Geico is always there for you. If only everyone was always there for you, like your mom when you fill out really really important paperwork on the first day of a new job name, check birthday, social security thing. Hey, mom, what age my social security number, mom, mom, mom, okay, let's. Zero zero one seven pump Gemini Ashtec Down, go always there for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents. If you missed any of the show, you can listen to all three hours of the Dan lebatardshow plus our Miami only hour and our best of podcast on demand in the ESPN, APP and subscribe to the Laboratory. Friends podcast network featuring South Pete sessions, stupidity and mystery grape, please rate ed subscribe new episodes opposed it every week wherever you get your podcast. Daniel Cormet Nice. Nice enough to stick around for a second segment with us, and he continues on the Shell Pennzoil performance line. He is fighting steep. A August Fifteenth and this one should be interesting. They fought a couple of times before you made him a Brazilian soccer player that goes by one name, the bay meal, ch, and They've fought a couple of times and. I think I could say your heart was broken in one of those fights right because you felt like you had it. Yeah I you know. I I I beat him. I got a knock out. The second five. I. I got no so, but it was. It was all cool man, but it's good that now we get to fight that Khan. four they can't be world. Is always great, but you know these big time fights where you get on multiple occasions. To. Quiz you know, but yeah man very disappointing to lose a second fight with the way. The started I was way out ahead. And then Kinda Kinda gave it up, but. We're trying to make the right corrections before we ended through five, so I can recapture the championship. Why might it be your last fight? It's not. Been Look Man. We all. It's always a time. Right like there's a time for everybody and. I told someone this last week I. If I had to build my way back into a championship fight, I couldn't do it. Forty one years old I to go right back into a title fight. The guy that isn't hurry until about thirty nine I can do that. You know to go back to fight. Some of these young is to. Work my way back up to a title I, understand the doors, closing and You know. These, great champions can beat anybody on one night, but. That's that's a it's meet a goal. Finish this trilogy with meal Chigin. Try to top. Forty one years old. Can you tell us the difference Howard fields fighting at forty one versus at thirty one. Oh! It's so different at thirty one I was just getting started. That's when I actually started fighting but You know thirty two thirty three ill guys. Get up in the morning. I would just jump off the bed and do stuff now. It's a process you know I. Get up and. I I gotTA stretch before I go to bed I. Have to Sauna I have you should see my my house now? I've got a son in my backyard. I've got a hyperbaric chamber Mike. At all these things now use for recovery. Daniel Cormier with us here on ESPN radio. Hold on a second Daniel. We gotta get your phone line fixed. Stugatz told GIUDICI and Awani podcast wherever you get your podcast. He has like he has just been a sterling sterling example for this sport in every way. It's not like literally the only thing I think that you can criticise Daniel. Cormet for is that you want to be entertained, win the gladiators fight, and it's not aesthetically pleasing to watch him smother somebody because he is such an extraordinary wrestler, but the only thing standing between this guy and one of the great champions ever is bones Jones. The greatest fighter I've ever seen. Your phone line was crapping out there, Daniels, so, what is it that you were saying? I just said that I've got like a lot of recovery. Things I've got a son in my backyard. I have a hyper Chambrun Garages. Have all these new. Recovering things because I have to make sure that my body doesn't break down as I'm as I'm getting ready for it, if I but that's really the only difference, don't feel it's lower. I feel like I can't work as hard. I just feel like I knew really focused on the recovery when I'm done putting in the work. One of the most. On your body by body part. My back, so I I I wrestled my whole life, since I was a kid and then fighting, so my back was all messed up, and that was part of the reason. You know part of the. Deal going into the second I had back surgery in December of two thousand eighteen. And so I wasn't necessarily healthy going into the last flight but I feel much better now as I started straying. Where do you place yourself? I was just saying when your phone line crap out that the only thing that's keeping you from being like one of the legacy champions in that sport in my mind is the fact that bones. Jones stood in your way on a couple of fights. Where do you place yourself when you look back at your career Daniel, you say I. Put myself here in terms of what I accomplished. I think that when you look at what I've done I, you have to. You know listening amongst the greatest fighters of all time one. The, light heavyweight championship twice I've won the heavyweight championship I had both adults at the same time. It was the first person to defend them. Both you know there's just a lot of things and. You know I've lost three fights and lost twice to Jones and I lost him neo church, but even when we look at where those guys can indeed the history of the sport looking back, you know these are the best fighter in the world so i? Think what? I think I would be listening amongst the greatest, but I. do believe that once I'm not fighting anymore. It'll be easier for people to appreciate all that I did. We appreciate it now, even though I find myself more deeply disappointed in you generally than I have ever been okay like I. You want it's infuriating okay. I'm I'm with the people I'm with the Labor and you go management. It is simply unacceptable and worse than that. You are now countering my secret weapon, which you're going to teach him how to ground and pound, and my my secret weapon was going to be just laying on him, and you've ruined it. Hey, I'm sorry I. Apologize Man but listen. All I can hope for is health for both combatants? And that both come out on the opposite endangered listen even when the fights over you stop talking. It doesn't matter what happens. We've seen guys when. They don't stop talking. You can still talk. I'd prefer to just do the talking. Is that okay? Sure I am sure. Sir that you're talking. You're broadcasting. Career has been much easier. You don't need a hyperbaric chamber. No stuff you need for recovery after talking. Hey Dan and actually that's another thing, right? I'm starting to make pretty good money. Call fights now. Of talking to make the. Call these fights. No and I get in there. I went night. Suits the crap table. There's no craft table. Tobacco Tillerson the. Targeting business instead of fighting business. It's the craft table. Thank you Daniel good talking to you. You. Guys are the best. Cavalry game. Thanks to ESPN. Radio is presented by Progressive Insurance. All Gas on the Dan lebatardshow appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance line. Here's your sportscenter update. Occurs Stevenson defeated. Felix Cariballo be six round Tko last night the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas it. What was the return of boxing to the city? Iowa, sophomore linebacker Dylan doyle sort of longtime Hawkeye. Strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle announced Tuesday that he's entering the transfer portal. And finally. The COTY. Korkmaz a Turkish artists specializing in micro sculpture said he unofficially broke a Guinness World record by creating a chess set on a board, measuring point three five inches by point, three five inches two times smaller than the official record. Korkmaz says his microscopic chess set is completely usable, but players would need a microscope to see. The board ED special sticks he created. To move the tiny pieces. Have you find some better better ways to spend your time, that's. The ridiculous world record. Who would want that? I Guess Cork muzzled. Jalen Jacoby. The after show continues this Sunday, following the latest thirty for thirty premiere of Long Gone Summer, the film takes viewers back to the landmark nineteen ninety eight baseball season. What a summer it was! It's tremendous highlights massive impact and undeniable complications subscribe to Jalen and Jacoby the after show on Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to podcasts for all the latest headlines Information tune into sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the day. Hashtag, Eh may name is where you send what you think, my. Name should be what Bruce Buffer should shout as he introduces me. Have we gotten better than George? Not George Excuse Me Gorge saint-pierre. That's pretty good. I mean Burrito. Ortiz is also pretty good or teeth better than Frito or not because I. Is Pretty Good. HASHTAG MMA name. What do you have Chris what have you gotten? We'll keep this going for a couple of days at Lebatardshow. Because there's nothing that engages the audience than more than making name added. Embarrass Me what you have so far Chris thank you like. I don't know if I have those beep, but we definitely have some. We Have Royce, greasy we have. Royce Greasy is pretty good Roy. Spacey is good. What else you got? We have Chris wideman. Man Sorry we have can of McGrady. We have. Ken Ham Hawk. Have! Sweet Tea Whitaker I mean that sounds like it's almost a sweet tea whitaker. That's terrible I mean. There's a lot of sugar in that. And tyrone food. You really seem to leak confidence. The last three or four days help. It doesn't help when you say the best ones I have right before you wrote. It probably doesn't help, but also I didn't cause you to call him Wedeman. Like. That wasn't something you should stop. The greasy man like things are going so well. I mean. Junior Chen seems like a cheap one. there needs to be a Spanish flair to some of these as well. Look at the GIG on Billy's face billing gets. The good news is the good news is we have a couple more days of this so? I will get better at it. You're right at Lebatardshow, and it's Hashtag MMA name. Why did I hear you Chris? You can redeem yourself here. Why did I hear you complaining about ridiculously loud car engine person being the worst like what happened at someone someone do something to you. You're on. Your on Chris. I'm not I'm utha anymore, but it took a minute. Get show. Chris, we were doing so well, never mind. Just leave, thank you. Thank you for doing the. Spirit of your father live around here like yesterday was his batter. Show is Greg. Cody has ever had like I. Mean we just? We had four or five segments where he couldn't figure out the computer. And now I think that you should get a son related show killer like I went to a couple of times here and the only reason I did. It is because you haven't talked enough. On today's show I haven't heard from you and often I didn't want you to go into the evening. Feeling like you hadn't contributed to the show, and I threw the ball to you. And it bounced off your face, and you injured some of our best players. Now you'll feel worse. Unless. You're talking to us and we can't hear you because you're. Carrying ratio home. All Right Billy wants to defend Chris here. Billy feel three I. Head here. Chris defend himself because he hasn't successfully talked to me. Want except the time that he got everything wrong. I don't think this is on cruise. I can hear him every time. He's talking, so he's not meeting himself I. Don't know what's going on here. A lot of finger pointing going on right now is that. Good radio condition you doing. Is this directed at? You might go ahead, Chris. Let's see if you could defend yourself correctly this time. I'm just going to move past this nonsense and keep this train moving now. I feel like it's. It's a little disrespectful to refer to anyone as the worst right now because there's a lot of bad things going on in the world, but I have this guy in my neighborhood because I live, my backyard has a wall and behind it is just kind of a major road, and there's this guy in my neighborhood with the loud engine. Hey, loud engine, Guy, just so you know you're the worst. Anyone, has anyone ever met a guy with the ridiculously loud engine and said to themselves. That's guy. Want to hang out with all the time. There's no question. The word in is not just like a little bit of allowed in. It is the most the loudest noise you could possibly imagine. I hate loud edgy are could you be friends? Put It on the poll Guillermo. You moderately redeemed yourself but just moderately because that's how bad you were like. That was decent in terms of strength the position, but I was GONNA say he's back, but you're not all the way back. You're like thirty eight percent back in debt. My friend in terms of competence, absolutely in debt at Lebatardshow on twitter, can you be friends with ridiculously loud engine guy and also is ridiculously loud engine guy the worst, even in endemic. Didn't even I'm not even saying you don't have to qualify that. You don't have to Ludicrous I. Think you have to bring that strong and just say? Yes, do I want corona virus or do I want ridiculously loud engine guy in my neighborhood and put that on the poll is. That on the Paul, what would you like in your neighborhood? More Corona virus or ridiculously loud engine got a one of the things that I've been battling is i. find it so adorable and nice that they're doing these graduation. Caravans because graduates had really tough. Break this year. That's such a special thing, and they're not getting to celebrate in the conventional sense, but to my back door neighbor, who's had to have three different caravans for his graduation while I am moving out of my place and don't have impact windows, and you keep going especially like I'm ruined. The SPACEX launched for me. Ten nine, eight, seven two and I couldn't hear it because you timed one of these caravans through the space launch. It's just I think two is enough to training the time, but cheese three of these no one parade per person that per graduate. That is it I'm sorry a tough time birthday per by the white one parade. Only if you have had the birthday parade, you don't get the graduation parade. I have tired of. You're running into this Let me tell you something. There is a lot more space in between houses in his neighborhood than mine. Clean knows healthy life. May Good Nasal Hygiene? I have good Navarre's DOT com. That's N. A. V. Eight G.. E. Dot Com I. Use it every day. It's like a car wash for your nose. You'll love that clean knows feeling the PGA towards back. That's right. We've a full week and a golf ahead of us, and even though the trophies reserved for the winter, the big cash prizes don't have to be dead. The excitement draft gangs, the official daily fantasy game and the PGA towards. Towards putting you in the center of the action with a free shot at a one million dollar top prize with your first deposit, it's easy to play. Just pick six golfer. Stay under the salary cap and submit your lineup before the tournament tees off Thursday that sit back all the action, the more red numbers they have on the leaderboard, the closer you'll be what he's in green rack up points for Pars Birdies, finishing position and more download. Download, the draft kings APP data use. Promo Code Dan to get a free shot at the one million dollar top prize with your first deposit hip. That's Promo Code. Dan, get a free shot at one million dollars with your first deposit. Only at draft gangs minimum five dollar deposit required. The possible owners requires a twenty five times play through eligibility. Restrictions apply Z. draftkings dot com for all the details, so we just learned of some news and. And I know this must happen to most of the people listening all across the nation about the most random of names in sports for the most random of reasons what I'm about to talk about here is not going to make much sense to many of you who do not know who this person is, but Claude L. Washington has passed away and the age on this show, Roy and Stu gods and me are the oldest. Were impacted by that in a way that the young people or the younger people were not in any way because the name Claude L. Washington wouldn't have much of a reason to mean anything to you, but back before social media back before. Cable television made access to sports. be plentiful. There was Ted Turner in Atlanta. Sort of giving birth to America's team. I had no access in Miami to anything in the way of daily. Sports coverage on my television growing up but Claude L. Washington played for those America's team braves that were at the forefront of leading all of these regional telecasts that are now so valuable to baseball at the very beginning Ted Turner was they're televising his random mass braves, who weren't very good most of the time with Claude L. Washington and his giant glove, paroling the outfield with away that every time he would chase a fly ball. His hat would fall off and his afro would bloom. He was not the best at this Oscar. Gamble might have been the best that this clot Washington was the first. First Time I. Ever Seen that which is you're GonNa? Chase a fly ball and the first order of business is my hat's. GonNa, fly off, and my fro will fly freely. A Gut Punch to anyone who is our aides? Claude Washington sixteen seasons wasn't very good I mean his best. Season is sixteen homers. Seventy rb is something like that. He was a fine baseball player. Get Sixteen years, but are there are certain aides. You just one of them Oscar. Gamble that. If you're our age, it will hurt and twitter's hurting today. There are people our age. Where like Boo shabbes pain to how do you? How do you explain this to people who don't know who were talking about? Do you have to well? He just passed away. I heard just best daily disrespectful I just hit in the face with the trump card right there. He just passed away to your. I got the context. Guys, it's just you. You're trying to not sound old while sounding older. Okay, but someone just passed away, and you could show some respect I mean. It's like watching trump Mike. It's not anything you could do it I. Slap your face a fencing glove and you just got. I'm sorry three minutes explaining who cloud Washington. You guys, you guys one. That I'm sorry Van Buren. During the Eulogy Mike Wait for speaking for the audience in his life ended moments ago. I mean who soon. Sixteen years is a good career. Nice run! How do you manage that? What not being very good as part of the Eulogy? Though I might have just confused Washington with Gary Matthews House. That'd be another name I'll tell you right now. Gary Matthews, I mean I would be crushed if Gary Matthews. You. Just Winston laughed. Do not catch because I think Gary Matthews and Claudia Washington doing. But it might have just been Gary Matthew, and I just killed the wrong guy, which is a fifty dollars fine. Oh my gosh. But I don't. I'm not sure though because I think Washington also had fro you guys need to. You need to pull this up for me and find out right now with Google. Dollars I'm too busy looking at horrified phases here that include Roy. What are you shaking your head? No, about Roy. A small of fro, the hats came yeah so. crewcut. Alfredo Amezaga That's simply not true at all. It was a through cut really. All right I got an image this but I can't because. It was described accurately. I mean you're clinging onto I. Mean I wouldn't call it an Afro. I gotTA look it up I'll look it up during the break and find out what you need to be quiet because you've been worse than me in this segment and I was trying to eulogize. Objecting to your tribute to Gary Matthews. Apparently The giant glove absolutely belong to claw to Washington the point. Is that during my youth with no access to baseball? My I love of Nineties Baseball, beginning sort of in the eighties with the giant glove of the now departed Claude Washington, whose name only means something to certain people in our audience, but it really means something to that Pekka job. We've done paying respects nine. No, not the greatest, not the greatest work by us, but you can understand where emotional we're not quite ourselves to God's distancing himself from me again with just blurting guttural. BURP you.

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Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw Dominated Game 1. Is the World Series Now the Dodgers to Lose?

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Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw Dominated Game 1. Is the World Series Now the Dodgers to Lose?

"Friends I'm Michael Barone it's my pleasure to welcome you to the ringer MLB show world series special on today's program I'm joined by Zach. Cram and Ben Mr Chalk Lindbergh to breakdown game one of the world series and previewed the an preview. The games to come. We also delve in his acts takes on home run robberies and discussing potential rule changes for coming seasons all that and more is just around the corner. Who has live sports, which means you can watch baseball now I love live sports so much that after a long day of watching live sports for work, I often watch live sports to unwind my free time baseball most of all, and if you're listening to this, you're probably wired about the same way. So with Hulu Plus live TV, you can get access to more than sixty five live channels and the largest streaming TV libraries start your free trial today live TV plan required restrictions apply learn more at Hulu. Dot Com. Please joined now by two men who unlike me did not correctly predict the two teams that would be in the world series this year joining me I, is Ben Limbering your staff writer. Hello bed though. At peaking out between Ben me like mookie Betts between his larger teammates is ringer staff writers at Crabs Zach doing free tacos for everybody. This is the I these storyline from game one is that mookie Betts became the first player to give America free. tacos. Twice, this is a man who provide for his nation and I think the heroic status that he's developing during this world series is is well deserved. I. Guess this providing for everyone except red sox nation if we're going to have the first of a dozen red sox jokes on this, here's the I. I. Don't know who is actually. The more red sox or more like comm comments about the trade whether it's a grieved red sox fans or red sox. Haters who enjoyed tweaking the red sox I will say. There's something to like there's a certain strain of fan that would rather complain about things going badly than enjoy things going well and If you're that kind of fan and you're in Boston and you're used to winning all the time, this might be a welcome change of pace. If you're someone who enjoys watching Mookie Betts, then you should probably be glad that. He was traded because even mookie Betts would not have made the Red Sox, a playoff team this year, and now we get to enjoy them and we get to get free Tacos from him because he was traded. So that doesn't really make the trade make sense I. think we all talked to and wrote about that trade plenty at the time and were pretty. Critical of it. You can see why they did it everyone knew what the rationale was and we all make jokes about financial flexibility and the prospects they get back maybe will help them I mean Alex for do go a good year for them but I think it keeps coming up now because it's just so incredibly clear that McKee pets is not just your. Garden variety good. Even great player. He is in inner circle all-time superstar type and he is showing that on a daily basis both offensively and defensively, and so I think everyone's looking at it now and seeing that the dodgers have him locked up for an eternity and saying, you could had him Red Sox, you did have him and you didn't keep them. and. There's something special about not just to how good bet says, but the way he's good. There's something special about a legitimate five tool talent who in a month and in a sport that sometimes becomes bogged down in just strikeouts and walks contributes by base running by fielding and hitting a home run of his own as he did in game one last night. But I think gay was the perfect showcase for all of his talents because he stole multiple basis in an inning he raced home on what turned out to be a really good play by Andy as to kind of spear Max Muncie scorcher and throw home and almost any other batter. Almost. Any other runner I should say would've been out but bats broke home early and he was fast enough and slid around the tag and was safe and I think that kinetic energy that he brings a so exciting and refreshing this month for the sport. Yeah, I think that's something as much as I complain about the strikeouts three trout comes as an entertainment product or the drag between pitches. That I, really like about this generation of baseball superstars in particular is they tend to be these great athletes. He's great all around players. He's like really smart creative players as well like the every aspect of noxious bats but might travel Totti's. Jose altuve a Kunia, a Kunia. Yeah It seems like. There's a difference between this generation superstars in the generation superstars from the of the steroid era where I was a teenager in college watching it Barry. Bonds was once that five tool player but really wasn't by the time the mid-2000s role rolled around like a rod stopped running there. It was a lot of just on base and power, and that's about it, and now we see. Lake, some of the the very best most exciting players and betsy certainly among them like there's almost a. The the quality you get from watching really good soccer player where they're just sort of exploring space in and. Contributing all in all facets of the game and yeah, I mean the the most impressive thing it's. His his catches on the the outfield warning track in in the. Incredible, he'd had a pretty quiet postseason ostensibly up until that point he you know you've been getting on base, but the the home run was was his first and you really saw. Like the difference between very good base writing or a fast guy on the basis and fast guy who's also incredibly intelligent reads the game really well, and that I mean that play at the plate that you mentioned. Zach. was a great example of how many guys get from third to home there It's. A get around the tag and close at distance quickly I mean he's he's a special player and this is incredible showcase for yeah. Mike to your point about. Bets not just as a fast runner, but a great base runner tactically is since two thousand fifteen bets has been worth forty four runs according to fan graphs, his base running metric, which is second in the majors to only Billy Hamilton. So he's not just a great hitter and he's not just a great field there. He's also the best runner in the majors besides the guy who probably only has a job because he's such a good base runner and I think that underscores. The. Diversity of what he brings. So I don't think we actually mentioned the final score This was after a pretty incredible LLC in both leagues not a snooze her I think this was a a compelling game. About inning seven or so but final dodgers. Three. the contrast not just in style. But in outcome between the two starting pitchers probably defined this game tower glass now. Flash the stuff struggle to commanded one hundred, twelve pitches in his attic six walks versus Clayton Kershaw who struggled a little bit in the first inning There is a lot of talk about him like not really finding his slider until the second inning but as pitch two hits one, walk one earned run eight strikeouts. After the first inning only allowed one base runner now is Kevin Care, Meyer Solo home run So crucial good right. This is how many times have we seen him deliver this performance in the in the postseason yet actually a lot of times more times than people would think because the narrative is, of course Oh kershaw was good. We're all relieved I think we were all waiting for him to blow it in the six or the seventh. INNING and this time at least Dave Roberts didn't give him the chance and he was great while he was in the game. But this was spy game score only his eighth best postseason start. You could say, well, it was the world series. So that counts more but it wasn't even his best career post-season world series start right? He was even better in game one of the twenty seventeen world series and it wasn't his best postseason start of this. Year either because he was so great in the wildcard series against the brewers. So even though his career track record in the postseason cannot compare to his regular season track record and yes, I know Dave Roberts and the bullpen and all the rest he hasn't gotten the support. He hasn't been put in the best position to succeed but even so he has had so many postseason starts and Sony postseason outings that he's accumulated quite a few great ones. which are kind of dwarfed by the shaky ones that everyone remembers in that have become. So associated with him. But if you look at the Individual Games, he has had a lot of gems in there, which is why even though I will acknowledge that he has been significantly worse in the postseason overall I don't really like the unclench city because he has been. So clutch and so dominant. So many times and this was a great example of that. I think what stood out to me. Last night wasn't just that Kershaw was good. It was kind of combination of this is if you're the dodgers what you want out of a win, you had the lineup that was the highest scoring in the regular season and they really were down glass a talented pitcher but walked six batters and Kershaw who is I think still there ace I a lot of people expected Walker Bueller take over that mantle and he has been starting game ones this postseason he couldn't because he threw. In game six of the NFC s but I think kershaw has been their most consistent pitcher this year. But most importantly, they didn't have to go to a bullpen battle and I think the dodgers have a clear lineup advantage I'd probably say the rotations are somewhat even in this series with maybe a slight tilt toward Tampa but the bullpen is where Tampa has the advantage the dodgers offensive explosion in the middle innings last night made it so that it wasn't a battle, the bullpens they could rest Johnson they could rest. And they didn't need to try to hit the raise flame-throwing relievers and I think that's what's so encouraging about this win it doesn't mean they're going to win the series for sure both of these teams have lost game once in this postseason thus far in advance anyway but it just puts them off to a good start when they can win in relatively easy fashion because against this Tampa pitching staff, you're not going to get many of those. Yeah and I think that matchup between race pitching and dodger sitting is really intriguing to me because the dodgers are so patient they take so many pitches we saw and lcs game seven when they just were out that Atlanta pitching staff in the dodgers took one, hundred, seventy, five pitches in that game braves batters took one, hundred, thirty one and that was without about the nights. So the braves batted one more time than the dodgers did and still the dodgers saw so. Many pitches that I think is going to be more difficult to do in general in the series because the rays don't walk a lot of batters and they do throw pitches in the strike zone, and so it'll be a little less easy I. Think on the whole for the dodgers to do what they did against Atlanta. But on the other hand, the race also get the highest chase rate of any pitching staff in the regular season this year and the dodgers are on. The other end of the spectrum on offense where they chase less than anyone or or maybe we're just a hair behind the yankees in the lowest chase rate this year. So they're not really going to help you out and I think glass now is probably one of the more exportable raised pitchers. In that department he is someone who is going to walk is and is going to get you to chase outside the strike zone and the dodgers are just too disciplined to do. That so I think that is the clear separator in this series where as Zaka saying they both have great pitching staffs in deep pitching staffs. I don't know if there's really a big advantage for either team there but offense I think that's where it said you know I think also because the dodgers have so many great lefty batters they match up a little bit better with those hard-throwing raise right handed relievers that were so great through the first three rounds of the playoffs. Yeah what I WANNA come back to the bullpen specifically, the bullpen deploying game one in the second say what this illustrates is dead. When the dodgers are when everything is working for the dodgers I don't know that Eddie team in baseball can be them in a seven game series we saw. You know this is this race team I think is pretty clearly the second best team in baseball this year this is one of the very few instances where I think the two best teams are actually facing off in the in the world series, but we saw this against the braves. Were the dodgers if they're. It playing it anything less than their best their beatable. But when they turn it on when everything's clicking when everybody's heading well when they get decent starting pitching, you know there's I don't know that there's a road to beat them four times at a seven. Now the trick is, do they get that from the rest of the rotation? We're going to see Tony Goslin tonight who's been a little bit Shakey You know the what happens if they have to bullpen low bit earlier in what happens if? If Cory seager start is is swinging over pitches instead of walking three times. You know there's but but every pat to the dodgers losing the series even before the game one win involve them somehow dropping the ball. Thank and when they put everything together, this is a team as I think we've ever seen. Ben I liked her point about the dodgers left handed hitters because you're right all the raise top relievers are readies and I think one of the key moments to me last night was cody bellinger's Homerun He opened the scoring with the homerun off glass. Now in the fourth inning, he obviously hit the game winning home run in. Game Seven and I think the biggest difference between these two teams is the quality of their lineups, the raise advance in the early rounds but they were actually out. Oh PSG by both the Yankees and the Astros. So they won. But they were also out hit and I think something like a quarter of their runs, this postseason have come from randy arose. Arena, which is partially because Randy arena doesn't make outs anymore. But also the back half of their lineup specifically is not as good as the dodgers where cody bellinger won the MVP last year and is hitting six than their lineup. He did not have a great season. This year there was actually a a ringer editor who doesn't follow baseball all that closely. Reached out to me during game seven of the. which was such a great game that everyone was watching it and he said so why is cody bellinger hitting six the when he won the MVP last year and I said Yeah this this is a sport where sometimes the MVP just has a bad year the next year but cody bellinger is what would be best or second best hitter and the raise lineup and he's sitting sex through the doctors and I think. Mike to your point if the all the dodgers start hitting, I don't totally know what Tampa can do to to repress them. Yeah and it's not as if those raise rates are incapable of getting lefties out, they're just generally good and can get anyone out. But I think they're a little less scary against this line up and you also saw that the rays added Lefty Reliever Ryan Sheriff to the World Series Roster little known reliever to add. To their stable he in his career, which is not a big sample size. But in the majors, he has allowed to eighty nine career opiates to lefties and a nine forty career appears to ready. So he is really a true lougee and we may be seeing him against some of those big dodgers lefty bats at some point in the series. Yeah. Comes from a Sporting Family Ryan Sheriff is the older brother of Winnipeg jets center Andrew Cop. Now since. Thinker. So, what did the another thing I want to say about this dodgers lineup particularly for a team for a staff the rely so much on on chase rate and gets his may strike outs as the raise do is that this is a team with a ton of guys who hit for power without striking out them who who had bets and bellinger obviously the two biggest examples of this but will Smith Justin, Turner, Cory, Seager, all those guys can make a lot of contact while still hitting the ball hard and. If you're a team that relies on power pitching the. Way The race do. It's that's something that's that's not explainable. The way that you might think of our I don't know maybe the white sox a team with a lot of power that that sometimes a lot of those big power hitters have have trouble making contact. So that's something to watch as well. but what I wanted to bring about. Zach mentioned the. Threes power relievers. We didn't see those guys game one and I think. There's a lot of discourse about. Why Glass now through one hundred twelve pitches y when he didn't really have it he only got four and a third innings gave up six runs I think this is Kevin cash doing and I almost said Kevin Clash again I'm I said this last night it's Gonna I'm GonNa do the elmo voice on this podcast before this is over One of the reasons that I think Kevin cash by two left him in. So long is triage that they were already so far behind in this game that maybe it's not worth burning. That Fairbanks Anderson Castio Group of relievers to chase a game and I think that the cash did a lot. You know you can't. It's. It's really tough to to to concede any game and I don't think he wouldn't go so far as he did that but he allowed gladys. It's much of the The workload is he could he went to Ryan Yarborough who is not one of those back and relievers might start game four but he only through nineteen pictures and then Josh Fleming eight utmost Esa a game and Josh Fleming is not a guy who's GonNa. Pitch a lot of the Razor GonNa win the series so. He's keeping. His best arms in reserve for when they're going to be more useful and. On the flip side of that when an opportunity arose to to into the game, he was aggressive and took Willie ADAMAS Adema game for the first time this post-season pinch-hit, Mike Brosseau and they came within you know this game wasn't that close but it was a pretty incredible play from Victor Gonzalez away from becoming close in that seventh inning when the race started to Mana comeback, do you trust Nick Anderson Right now? I don't like I don't know I I have a hard time putting a my. Putting a finger on Nick Anderson? For two reasons one like he came out of nowhere last year and he's been incredible all season. So obviously, he is one of the the best relievers in baseball for GONNA, make that that kind of judgment but his arrival was so sudden that I almost didn't trust and I'm having a hard time like intuitively getting over that but also like I don't really like watching him that much I think he's Kinda Boring Pitcher and I think that's sort of coloring whatever evaluation I have I don't know I I. Don't really senior reason not to part from the cray home run. He's he's pitched pretty well and it view want to. Look it at him versus Diego Castio who I think it's the other really good relief arm in the the rays bullpen and is one of baby my favorite reliever in all of baseball to watch You know he had he had a tough outing in the AL CS too. So I don't know what's your reason for for not trusting the reason I ask I think there are two. Overlapping impulses I have in basically every postseason. I is. I think that it's I think that our labour goes from trusted to untrustworthy in the postseason really quickly like all it takes is one bad inning and you Kinda lose your Intrinsic Trust in somebody and number two is how quickly. You can go from having really deep into a really shallow bullpen like if the raise enter this postseason and particularly after the Yankees series with three arms, you really trust Castio Fairbanks and Anderson who are at the three relievers they used in game five against the Yankee is going from three to to just strikes me as a huge difference in terms of the balance of innings, the length you can get out. Of them whether going multiple innings at a time and Anderson was bad against the Astros. He pitched three times. He allowed runs in all three of them that coming after he allowed the homerun to Aaron Judge in game five of the yes and I think most concerning Lee, Anderson didn't strike out a batter in any of those games against Houston. Anderson is a guy who was probably the best reliever in baseball between. Trade from Miami, at in the Middle, the twenty, nine, hundred and season to Tampa in two, thousand twenty and just looking at that strikeout rate like he struck out fourteen batters per nine innings in the regular season this year. So to go three consecutive games without a strikeout, maybe that's a fluke because astros, don't strike out my. Pitches coming Oh. Yeah. Your thing. Now I mean, even this year the Astros had the lowest strikeout rate in the majors I think by. It. That's kind of the overarching lingering question for me here is I. Think is going to win the series they need their bullpen to exert its advantage and I think they definitely can do that. But if Anderson is compromised, then that Kinda blows a hole in the biggest advantage they have yeah, I saw Anderson in you know Sarah talking about this on twitter that Anderson hasn't struck out any of the last twenty, three batters he's faced and he has only gotten to whiffs on his fastball all postseason and I think he's lost a little bit of lusty there. So angry that is concerning he was pretty effective before the. But. When you see someone like that, who is usually so dominant and so unhittable become a pitch to contact guy all of a sudden that's a little scary. But who knows maybe a few off days will help and I think that's the thing it's that we're used to now know often his straight we've all been talking about that so much through the first three rounds of the playoffs there are off days in this world series. This is sort of a normal world series schedule wise and yet they're still twenty eight men rosters and the dodgers are carrying fifteen pitchers rate, which is pretty incredible. So I think that affects how the managers use these. Guys you know that might be why you saw Roberts have what was for him a quick cook for Kershaw One I. Think you know the dodgers scored a couple more runs in the six than suddenly it was eight to one and so there didn't seem to be a whole lot of reason to leave him in there but also you have dylan. Floro and you have Joe Kelley and you know, what are you carrying these guys for if not to use them in what was an eight one game at that point? So I think there are more arms and more innings to go around. Then we've become accustomed to over the past couple of weeks. Yeah. The counterpoint what I'd say on Anderson it's even if he pitches tonight, he'll be going on three days rest and he hasn't done that since game two of the the Ale the s when he threw two innings and struck out four. So I wonder if if that is just sort of the teak thing and having that time off is going to do a good. The other reason that you carry fifteen pitchers is to do with the raised it. Last night is to try to offload as much of that that workload from your your best relievers to some of those second year guys. You can just SORTA trust to to soak up innings Not that I'm positive that Dave Roberts knows who is best guys are at this point but. I would have thought that dollars would have been would have been on that shortlist and here he is coming into what was at the time what like six run game so It was he got the most important added the. Of the game in the series so far. So I threw fourteen pitches. Are. Having these off days I think it's going to allow both of these managers to particularly given how how many innings we expect a bullpen throw. That's going to be going to be big one. Thing that that I want to point for for game two is the dodgers being such I. Think Ben's glass. Now is the the most exploitable pitcher in terms of of the dodgers patients and and good strike zone judgment I think smell is probably the guy I choose to. because I think he's got better command the glass nobody nibbles like if he's When he gets himself into trouble like he's he's fully capable of putting up one of those. Like no runs, but but five walks and one hundred, fifteen pitches over. Over. Five innings starts I would be frankly it'd be a little bit surprised. We didn't see something like that game too I I would still give the raise the starting pitching edged just because Goslin just hasn't really shown it so far this postseason but smells a guy that even though he's left handed and would theoretically matchup better against guys like Seagram bellinger he worries me a little bit against this line. Then, again, gunman has not looked good in any of his post season game so far even though he was incredible in the regular season this year, it's kind of interesting I think because both teams needed to go seven games in the championship serious. Some of their better starters have been pushed back later in the series as Ben points out because there are days, it doesn't matter as much as it would have around go like. Game three will probably pit Charlie Morton against either or es or Walker Bueller, and those guys can all go game seven full rest. So it doesn't matter as much, but it's interesting to see sort of the lower-tier pitching matchup this early in the series when guys like Morton and Buehler haven't pitched. We've also seen both of these. Both of these teams have shoved have. Put like maybe one or two older more established starters in the rotation matter what but have been comfortable using other pitchers either in a like a medium relief role or as starter or as an opener aw glass. Now do that short red starred in the LDS. Reassess played several different roles to has played several different roles. Arbor's played sev several different roles I. think that's GonNa be the difference in in which of those guys can soak up the most innings of which ones pitch. Well so you know I'm interested. GM game. Two to the world series I'm interested to see what happens but it's it's. It's obvious because it's true So I guess I'll ask you this ben you wrote off the Houston astras when they got down three nothing in the AL s N. came very close lately correctly of. No Sore you. So that's GonNa put you off of making predictions for good right? Yeah I mean I'm certainly not writing off the raise. If that's what you're asking I would I would expect this to be a lengthy serious amid who you know. Maybe the dodgers will just up steamroll them. It wouldn't be shocking but coming into it I would have expected it to be you know probably something that would go six just I mean, it's I think a fairly even match up I think the dodgers do have better offense, but it's you know maybe better than a coin flip for the dodgers I. Think they are the better team but really I think it's pretty close because these are the two best teams baseball probably. So there's not gonna be that great a gap between them even though the dodgers are really an all time team. Yeah. And the rate is certainly don't have the offense of firepower out the dodgers to, but they're probably not gonNA keep giving up eight runs a game yesterday was only the second time since August that allowed eight runs in a game the other in game one of the LDS against the Yankees, and we know that they tamp down on the Yankees bats after that and hit just enough to win and I would expect. To see a lot more low scoring games of the series continues in the razor certainly equipped to win four, two, two, five to three games like that. Yeah. one other thing I want to foreground with right hand starter on the man that probably means G. Man showing the lineup and I think that the rays having their best hitter in the lineup is going to do wonders for them in in Game Two against. Against some of these right hand daughters, pitchers K. we're going to take a break world creek and will come come back with more world series analysis and general tomfoolery right after this. Who has live sports, which means you can watch baseball triples to the gap to the final ads had no hitter to all the spitting shouting and but slapping, you can get it all plus you can get access to more than sixty five live channels and largest streaming. TV Library including exclusive originals an hottest shows. Start, your free trial who plus live TV today. She don't miss a moment live TV, planned required restrictions apply or more dot, com? So, this is going to be part of what could be a a recurring side. We entitled Zach Cram has a bug up about something. So I'm going to introduce this saying that. Dave Roberts put Joe Kelley in playoff game and came very close to reaping the whirlwind When the first battery faced Austin Meadows came very close to hitting a home run which cody bellinger pulled back. It looked like it was going to go out. Belgian made a pretty remarkable catch on the warning track. This has been one of several not just from Baylor Muti Bats are been other CER- out the. A near homer in robbery in which air judge banged his head on the padding in the outfield fence like this has been a a big big continuing trend in this season and Zach has some thoughts about homerun robberies. I just think we have had homerun robbery creep and it bothers me because not every catch on the warning track is a homerun robbery like I watched that bellinger replay a dozen times last night and I'm still not convinced that that. Ball would have cleared the fence if he had interfered with it, maybe it would have. But maybe it would've banged off the wall for a double and I think we have seen several times this season announcers and fans and other commentators heap praise on outfielders four homerun robbery catches and I'm not saying that that bellinger catch last night was not athletic or important or a good catch but I just think we need to have gradations in how we praise. Catches in the Outfield Kevin Cure Meyer for instance had several catches at petco right PETCO where he was I think struggling to navigate the warning track and would kind of reached the warning track and then not take any further steps backwards, which meant he would have to leap to make a catch that he probably could have settled under and it led to a lot of praise and Care Meyer is an incredible outfielder. So let's save the praise for the catches that actually warranted cody bellinger robbed. Fernando Totti's very important home run in the s that was definitely a homerun robbery. So let's make sure we're we're keeping those special the McKee bats robbery special because we know those would be runs as opposed to like if it's going to be a double, it can still be a great catch but that doesn't make it a homerun robbery. Ben. I know I think last year two years ago you wrote about how homerun robbery is maybe the most exciting play in baseball because of how it takes. The expected outcome and completely twists it. But you also found that depending on the year, there is only about one home run robbery every thirty to sixty games. So there's not a homerun robbery every game, and let's keep them. Special is my expectation to the the commentariat that we reserve different levels of praise for different levels of catch. Yeah I agree with that and I know you're denigrating the home run robbery itself as a concept as a play you're any. Artery for the sanctity. Yes. Yeah. which is very thick and yes I think it is the most exciting play in baseball and I think we're living in a golden age of Homerun robberies. That's way wrote that article because that's sort of maybe the silver lining. If you think there are just too many home runs in the game today that be true but also it means there are more homerun robbery's because there are just more balls hit in that little narrow band where you could conceivably rob a home run and I think we're seeing it in this postseason you know maybe by chance maybe because we have got great outfielders here or maybe just because they're playing in parks that have these. Fences at the right height for you to have homer in robberies, which I like a lot I mean you know the most home robberies happen in camden yards because the fences are at the right height and we're seeing that now and I think that's a plus and I saw mark, Simon of sports influence say that there have been as many homerun robberies this postseason as there had been in the past five or six. So I think it's something to celebrate. But Zach you're right I I watched many different angles of this bellenger catch I saw a bunch of replays and I still don't really think it was. Towing out. It was. It was going out come on from one angle. It looked like it was. But I I feel like what? I saw it from different angles it it was not going to go out. It was GONNA hit some part of the wall and I. Think you should also distinguish between the ones where it's really like a last minute thing like you half the time it perfectly and the ones where you're just standing there waiting for the. Ball to come down and then you have hopper. Yeah I think what leads up to the robbery? Yeah. Technically, it's a robbery. Either way if your glove gets in the way of a ball that otherwise would go out but I think how you get to that point if you're tracking it back and back and back and you have to leap on the move at the precise rate second to catch it, that's a real home robbery. That I think of in my mind when I think of Homerun robberies if you're just planted under the ball, if it's like a shallow fencer, you're playing deep and you're there and you're just waiting for the ball to come to you that's just not that exciting. You know it's it's impressive in a way but not nearly as impressive or as memorable yet gary. Matthews Junior. Principal Gary. Matt Ryan. That's why the Andy Chavis and in. Two, thousand, six, like the full extension ones are just another cut above bellinger's on Totti's counts as at the first bats catch from the LCS Kansas that that it's so the more you have to jump I mean I would. I would say I I love I. Agree With You ben the that all outfield fences should either be very short facilitate these catches or very tall to to facilitate weird bounces off the wall by. There is a there's one. I forget which playoff series is was, but it was Aaron Judge in right field minute maid where that fence like comes up to to like my chest. Aaron judge at fourteen feet tall and so he like reaches into the crowd and pulls it back and does it completely flat-footed and? I, think that from the mathematical definition of like if we're GONNA do ballistics and stuff that count is robbing home run but from an artistic aesthetic perspective, I think that bobby saying who was seventeen miles? Yes. That sounds right but the. From an aesthetic artistic perspective. You need full extension. I'm not saying he needs to go up there and like do the Gary Matthews Slam Dunk. Contest type A leap, but you need to you need to get up and so if you're not getting up it. Maybe it's statistically a home run robbery, but it it doesn't resonate the same way. This is maybe a convoluted analogy but what does this podcast for? If not convoluted analogies fight the bellinger robbery last night I think I agree with Ben that like the straight on angle made it look like it was going to clear the fence and then they showed the angles from the sides and it looked like the ball was was going back into the Back in the To the left the analogy is I, watch marathons which makes me a crazy person but when there's a marathon and it kind of gets to the end and the runners are strung out, they will switch between essentially two different camera angles, the straight on angle and the side angle, and because of how depth perception works and long distance the straight on angles. It always looks like the second place runner is creeping up behind the first place runner. Oh, they're getting so close and then they'll switch to the side angle for a moment and you see there's like two hundred meter separating them and. That's kind of how I felt about bellinger. Homerun. Last night is if you looked on it straight ahead, maybe because of how tall bellinger is especially when he's jumping I thought Oh wow. That's going to be a home run. That's probably what John smoltz was looking at when he said that was definitely a homerun on the broadcast and then they showed the site angles which made it look like, okay. There's actually a lot more distance that the bald needed to travel before it cleared the fence and that's I think when smoltz switched to the well, maybe stat castle palace if it'll be a home run angle. And Stackhouse was inconclusive I believe was the I saw that would bid out in like twenty different parks or something I. Didn't see specifically whether it was going to clear the fence in. In the grill but. It's interesting. I. Find that slightly compelling that you've deputized Elliott Kip Shogo into your argument. i. that's the first interesting thing that I've ever heard about marathons and sports analysis I'll have to say that you watch cycling. Yeah, it's different. It's OK. This specific camera angle thing definitely definitely happens in cycling too. So, but it just happens faster and with brighter colors and with Yeah I mobile has given us what the base camp this postseason. They should give us a welcome. Maybe that would be more illuminating than the base cam where I'm not sure if I've learned anything from this ingles thus far. A one thing that that this has been maybe the analytical question that I've struggled with from watching Kyle Lewis I'm sure brought this up on the show before is, is the only thing that matters of that outfield defense the ability to to reach over the fence and pullback home runs because I'm not sure if i Lewis is a good outfielder but I know that because he's very tall, he can make the cody bellinger play essentially and we saw the. Christian Pasha was thrust into the starting lineup. What's the thing you know about him? It's seventy glove and he is short on a couple of those catches, and now you know because he's not that big. The only thing that matters in in baseball and outfield defense height I think we're we might be approaching a a place where we're that becomes something you scout for I'm not sure how serious this take is by the way I'm just throwing it out there because the only like significant outfield place that we've seen have been going back against the wall. Well, we've also seen many Margot's. Catch over the sidewall in foul territory, which is maybe the cash of the playoffs so far and I I think this place really has been an incredible defensive showcase, not just in the outfield, but the infield positioning the the throws home that infielders have made I think it's been a really crisp post-season and it's been fun to watch I mentioned before with bets about Connecticut he brings and. I am not as big a strikeout to ruining baseball person as I think other people on this podcast you can say, yeah, as Mike but I I admit I do appreciate a well executed pickle play a well executed. You Know Diving Stop Justin Turner had a really great play last night and it seems like every game were getting a couple of defensive highlights from both of these teams left and also the teams that have been eliminated and I think that's something that keeps keeps me engaged in all of these games like the dodgers were going to win last night even the Joe Kelley factor was not going to help Tampa back into the game but. People who who kept the game on and stayed washing through the ninth saw bellinger make this great catch and I think that's one of the fun aspects about this post-season. Is You're? You're going to get these plays every inning no matter what the the marchioness and Mookie made that great pivotal shoestring catch coming in in the NFC S too. So he can be brilliant when he's going back on balls and also when he's coming. Yeah would the mark bring up the Margot catch reminds me of another favorite. Johner of play of mine is the the catch at Fenway Bullpen and bright field where the outfielder goes head over. Head. Over heels over the wall like the. Jackie Bradley had one of those catches and tour the most famous as the Tory hundred near catch in the twenty thirteen plas More, like more weird walls more more plays at the wall I think that ben statement that it's the most exciting playing baseball is is pretty close to the truth I will say they zach making the slippery slope argument about plays the Outfield Wall. Does make me WanNa bring back, tally. Hill. But. Certainly I think. You're your discussion right now about how all outfield walls should be either really short or really tall has been. Convinced. I, would love that anything to get more architectural diversity and ballparks I. Think Special from Towels Hill to obviously the green monster to. The tall right field fence in San Francisco I think anything to differentiate between ballparks just add weirdness to the outfield is both an aesthetic improvement and also a strategic approve Mathu because. Time a new outfielder, it goes to play left field and fenway. It's does he know how to play balls off the wall yet and I think that kind of thing is fun. Okay. So if you're you're in on, Miss what I'm gonNA throw else by. How we put every outfield wall, a major league baseball on like a hydraulic system, and we measure each outfielders, vertical leap and. Raise and lower the outfield walls based on how high each outfielder can jump to increase the chances of that climactic play like occurring at full extension. What you guys think about this? It's like bill vex moving fences of those those were coming in and going out I think and also were not legal. But yeah, this might be an issue I guess for you know Fair Nisar or sportsmanship would you have to change it every game when the other team comes in, you'd have to make it equal a chaining by inning. While the pitchers warming up you're. Having seen how long it takes to open and close roofs? In About. Yeah it takes like twenty minutes to do that. But we're not talking about moving something four hundred feet. We're talking about moving it like two or three feet i. Pace of play problems are not going to get fixed every third game. The right field wall like gets trapped with the hydraulic system not working I think there's some logistical limitations here. Okay the mets. As, the home run apple things still get stuck sometimes. So maybe that's the mets. We can't punish everybody else how many Romarin robberies are we depriving ourselves up because the mets can't can't figure out hydraulics I don't even know if that's a hydraulic system, some some sort of large mechanical system. This is going to be the next change rob Manfred proposes a hydraulic walls maybe better than some of the other changes he has been noodling about Zach. That's a great segue because the. Last thing that I want to talk about just briefly is the this actually might be our second instance. Zach crime has a bug up his ass on this podcast his rob Manfred is floated a trial balloon He is talked about making the expanded playoffs and the ghostwriter on Second I. Know It's not it goes on and that's what I'm GONNA call it. You guys know what I mean The expanded playoffs and the tenth inning goes from a rule to be made permanent. Zach, how do you feel about this I think I have made my feelings on the expanded playoffs quite clear on this podcast already I think. It is hard for me to imagine a a rules change. That would more fundamentally undermine aspects of the baseball calendar and the entire calendar not just it would change the playoffs, but it would affect the preceding six months. At the regular season. It would affect the off season. It would affect the trade deadline and basically across the board in deleterious ways. I. I drill lead. I really like it and I know I have ranted about it before. So I will let someone else talk now but I understand why he's doing it because it would make more money with TV contracts but I think it could completely dismantled certain other of sport. Yeah and actually as pleased as I am that we ended up with this matchup between two great teams and has you know I think unfortunate as it would have been if saved the dodgers had been knocked out despite being a really great team and having a great regular season, I do sort of worry that the fact that we. Ended up with this extremely predictable matchup between two teams may make it easier for rob Manfred to push through expanded playoffs because if we had ended up with the marlins versus Blue Jays or something I, think people would have said, okay, this is too random. You know maybe it's fun for one year or two, twenty twenty because everything is off kilter but we don't want to make this a permanent system but because we got dodgers and raise it all looks like okay it's predictable. If you're a good team, you can make the world series and it did happen that way but I don't think. It had the happened that way and I think when you add an extra random playoffs and you know this year at least you take away home field advantage for a couple of rounds you're making it more upset oriented than it already was an already was pretty upset oriented. So I'm with Zach completely and I would guess that if there are permanent expanded playoffs, they probably won't be sixteen teams. You know they'll probably be some middle ground twelve or fourteen or whatever it is but I thought ten was fine I don't think anyone was really complaining about ten ten seemed perfect. So the fact that We got sixteen because of strained circumstances this year and the owner said, Hey, more money more TV games that we can offer the networks. Let's make this permanent and you know the players can use this as leverage to get something they want in the next round of CBS negotiation. So I think owners are for it. Players are not really against it although they may hold out in order to extract some concessions and meanwhile fans or a lot of fans are very much against it but I don't think either of the parties who will decide. This are really representing the fans interests here the Astros. Almost, they can one game away from the world series and they had a losing record. This year I think that's all you need to know about. The strange repercussions that might ensue from expanded postseason field it's I'm I'm almost not. Not really worried about that. The first round was pretty bad. We had a couple good individual games, but there was very little drama in that. in that first round, the division series was better that every Yankee series was great but there were a couple snooze irs but the like the only thing that really changed was the ashes made a deep run and you WanNa talk about things that are not popular among the fans right now and. Twenty nine and thirty one astor's team coming like Zach said within a game of making the world series so. It's just. I don't think ten was perfect I. Think Eight was was where I would stop it. But at with the mission that the wildcard game is very, very good TV spectacle so I can see the appeal of. Of that, it's just not necessary. It's GonNa. Make. Almost everything about the Gabe worse and you know having lived through this this playoff format I'm glad I. saw it. It's more play baseball than I needed which I think is. A sound. A little sacrilegious may be a little jaded but but a lot of that first round is really wasn't necessary. I don't. We really got a lot out of it. That's a good point. We don't often get a one versus sixteen March madness style baseball series, but that's what the the dodgers brewers in raise bluejays series felt like this year and. That's not to say that an eight seed won't upset a one seed in future seasons. If this is the structure we have I think it's actually the likely. We get one of those sooner or later we'll probably get one like every other year right just based on on the numbers, but a lot of the other series won't be as great an even. I think most three zero divisional series sweeps have memorable moments because you have at least some time to kind of build a narrative of the series. Each team gets a home game. And I think you have to also work into the depth of each rotation in the series. So I think those are at least all memorable to me whereas like raise blue days this year I probably watched like half an hour total of that series because especially game to which was the blood game it was happening as like five other games were happening and it just wasn't worth checking in on and it seems kind of weird that you're. Missing A postseason game it's unfamiliar because usually they're staggered. So well, maybe maybe we'd get used to that but it is. It does remove some of that special designation like I was talking about homerun robberies yet not just not just a game but a series that day we had. Yeah I'm with you I watched maybe half an hour the for first round series and we I was on blog duty for the day we had acheived said that one. Was the cardinals game that knows the the. The braves reds game drags. Ed. So I was sitting at my desk with five games on at once trying to like at least. Have, something on a screen where I could see it and like I tried that for like twenty minutes now, I tired for three days after that it's just like you can't follow it all at once and I. Guess. We are a class of what in political science by called catch a captured electoral group to where we're going to watch baseball. No matter what and maybe this appeals to. Fans of the Marlins you might not have stood a chance of making the playoffs anyway or. If fans of who want that March madness style If I couple of days of the playoffs but. I just don't see what there is to gain accept money in the short term and I. Think we'RE GONNA pay a price as a sport for it if this happens in the long term so I'm trying not to get. I'm trying not to get too upset about this. Until. It comes closer to happening this. This still feels to me like. Like something that were talking about, and so I'm worried about it. I don't like it but I'm trying not to get too worried about it until. It until this gets as the talking about phase. and. I guess in comparison to expanded playoffs I think we're all you know less worked up about the automatic runner rule just may be for other attempts to change the game just I guess make us put our priorities on the ones that we think are the worst and most damaging a lot of people I think enjoyed the tenth inning automatic runner and found that it added strategy to the game and added some chaos and adding moves to the game I don't did. Yeah. I. Mean. I'm still sort of philosophically opposed to it had just. Some deep seated pardon me does not like it I. Don't like changing the game in that very fundamental way. Once you get to extra innings, I like extra inning games. I understand why they are maybe player unfriendly or some spectator unfriendly at least, but I would hate to use the marathon game entirely I like having those occasionally but more than that I I think it's just such a different game and maybe it's more entertaining and tactical and strategic in some ways but I think the break from the baseball that you play for the first nine innings. I I have not missed it this postseason. That's for sure. We haven't had a whole lot of extra in a games as it has turned out but I am happy that if we do and when we do, they will be played the old fashioned way. Yeah. I said Real quick. There are two things that that give me sort of a visceral dislike for a tenth inning goes to a roll and this is something that I'm rap I'm a acclimating to like the D. H. where I realized that even if I don't like it, it's not going to ruin everything. The first thing is it does impact the outcome of games and Eater this exact roller one like it it swung the world baseball classic in two thousand, seventeen turned. What was a really incredible semifinal into just complete walkover and? Like. That's a memory that I can't get Outta my head. The other thing is this is an attempt to solve the length of gains role making scare quotes for those of you who can't see me on the camera. By completely, fundamentally misunderstanding why that's a problem it's not that the games last too long it's there's much dead time between pitches and between balls and plight you can go five minutes within an inning without seeing a base without seeing a fielder tried to get a base runner out and that's the problem. The problem is not that the game life, his balloon firm, the average game length balloon from. Two hours fifty five minutes to three hours nine minutes. It's the De between innings in between pitches. It's not how much action there at. So like chopping off the back end, which is the tensest weirdest most exciting part of the game is actually gonNA solve that, and if anything going to exacerbate the problem where where the action drags pitch to Pitcher and batter to batter and so. It's It'll be nice to. It's just a very literal facile I think. A way to to try to address a problem. It just shows that you're not that they don't actually understand what the issue is and that's frustrating to me I want to make. Further request that both Manfred and Jeff, Luna who. Spoke this week about how the science stealing scheme was not his fault and he scapegoated and everything I would like them to not necessarily make any more public pronouncements as the series continues because it's legitimately fun matchup between the two best teams in baseball either the raise will win their first world series. Ever dodgers will win their first in thirty two years Kershaw when his first world series, I want to enjoy this as it's happening without getting concerned about more existential problems around the sport. And I just want to continue enjoying the play on the field I think this podcast has taken a darker turn in the second half and maybe they should just stop talking. So we could enjoy bets and Kershaw and Jim Choi. Yeah that's A. Great, point that this, this podcast is sort of what covering baseball's like in in twenty twenty that it's like thirty seven minutes. Oh this is cool. This is great. This is interesting and twelve minutes of discount but these external forces are making kind of sock and threatened to make it suck even more as we go into the future. So a here's hoping that the future is less sake than we anticipated I think that that makes this guitar to to end the show. Thank Zach. Until. Next Time Thank You ben my pleasure. Thank you Bobby Wagner for producing today's episode. Thanks to mookie Betts Tower Glass. Now, Nick Anderson forgiving stuff to talk about and thank you for listening. Enjoy the world series. See next.

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Falcons thump Carolina ... again

The Falcoholic

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Falcons thump Carolina ... again

"Guys talk about this game podcast week. Fourteen Atlanta the Falcons on our vision rivals Carolina Panthers Battle of eighty five as they call it joining me as always is my co host and fellow writer are at the Falcon Hawley. Evan Burchfield Evan how you doing. I'm doing great. Dwi How you doing. Don't good. It's good to be back. It's a we had a little bit of a A unintended break. Through the two Falcons losses that preceded this game but as it is We're we're back with with the The recap for the Falcons drubbing of the Carolina Panthers For those who are just getting caught up Falcons did win in this game in pretty convincing fashion. They did win. Forty two twenty. The Panthers added on some junk time point so it really wasn't even that close This was arguably one of the most complete performances for the Falcons From top to bottom offense played well defense obviously played very well and even special teams. There was quite a few special teams clay In this game so we're going to start with the offense Who are some of the names that stood out to you? That really had an impact on this game. Maybe some new new names are old names. Who the guys that Sort of caught your eye. Yeah I mean the stand out in my eyes on offense overall everybody. Nobody had a great game but it seemed like it was our best day running the ball. devante Freeman finally had. I know he had. He had receiving receiving touchdowns this year. But he didn't have a rushing touchdown entering the game Any finally got one He finished with seventeen carries. Eighty four yards and a touchdown And then also Brian Hill. who was given the reins a couple of weeks ago? While Freeman was out in even played against Carolina and he struggled mightily in enact game but as the backup change of pace back. Whatever you WANNA call him had nine carries for sixty two yards in also scored a touchdown which may me? That's just what his role should be. Maybe he's not a starting running back. Maybe it's just said like I said a change of pace back or whatever Reliever whatever you WANNA call him But we had a great date run into running the ball in it was shocking. The first matchup Y Y we weren't able to do the same thing because the panthers statistically on one of the worst run defenses in the League But you know in this game the Falcons were able to take advantage of it in. Run the ball without you know any opposition position it seemed like And then you know the passing game was what it what it typically is. Calvin Ridley continued to look good. But you know as we learned today as we're recording it He is out for the season with a abdominal injury which he was injured in a game at in less like on a card or whatever and it looked bad dead. But now we know he is season. Yeah you know. Julio Jones had a solid day Hooper I was actually Kinda let down because you know it's like he was out for all these weeks in expected to come back in when you get back in the lineup He had six targets only two catches couple. Those honestly Matt Ryan overthrew him so the timing was all probably due to them not playing together for a little bit But two receptions for thirty two yards he had a pretty quiet day bombing. The big play standout was Lissa. Kia's ninety three yard deception That you know that was his only catcher the game I believe he played Like like eleven eleven snaps or something which also happened to be the longest touchdown. Pass of Matt Ryan's Ryan's career so he gets sort of the double whammy the big ninety three yards in he will be in the record book with Matt Ryan. Unless I catch right. Yeah I catch the entire season and it goes into the ninety three hearts touchdown. That's and that's that's that's a quite the way to make splash. You know as for me. Obviously you know one of the big stories is maybe not covered as well because everyone knew it was coming was Matt Ryan Eclipsing fifty thousand career passing yards the puts him in some very rare territory. You know he's he's in the list with guys like Drew Brees Peyton manning ending. Tom Brady Bunch of hall of famers and Brett Farve in so far. There's a bunch what you guys that were first ballot hall favors in that in that will be first ballot hall of Famers and you know Ryan's Day was. Kf felt like his accuracy was a little bit off here here and there but Twenty thirty four three thirteen two touchdowns no interceptions solid afternoon. It's funny that you hear that stat line in for rivals it's like oh it's solid much. Just tell tells you what the expectation for for him is now. You know the career that he's had not but yes he is now at fifty thousand yards assuming he plays you know another three or four seasons He very reasonably will get into the the the sixties in maybe close to seventy. I'm not sure I it's it'll be close but That will put him when he retires. He will probably finish somewhere in the top five. All time passing yards which I've had a lot of people. Tell me that that's not a significant step in when you look at all the guys who are in that list with him literally all of them are hall of Famers so I think that's a pretty significant People who want to not like him regardless guardless of what are you know their face when somebody wants to believe something in this case. Believe that Matt Ryan's terrible or whatever they're gonNA WANNA ignore facts. It's sad but everything he's done virtually no shows that he's top quarterback than I mean his stats. Prove it Dan Marino never want super bowl. And that's the thing that's always going to be over Ryan's head you know unless he ends up winning one before but I mean you can be a great and not win a super bowl. There's been tons of players throughout history that have done it But it is what it is without So as you mentioned for me it was good to see the running game get back on track over a hundred yards rushing in this game I believe is the first time the Falcons have done that. All Year your which tells you just how dismal the running game has been so? That was nice to see caveat though the panthers are one of the worst teams against the run so in some ways that was a little bit expected and and clearly you know they are their team that is reeling after firing their head. Coach in the middle of the week last week I thought they were gonNA play better than that Simply because they still have some good players on the defensive side of all they've got a good pass rush by yet on that I do Wanna point out that For the Falcons offensive line. They did a phenomenal job in pass blocking and you and I were looking at some of the the. PF scores in the one thing that stood out to me Gary Matthews both had excellent like high in the eighties for Password. Matt Gono in his first start. You know I I re- repetitions at right guard. He was going in and out with breath. Chris Lindstrom who was back. He in Lindstrom both were in the mid seventies which is a really good grade for pass blocking so you know it it makes you wonder if Gono is someone that has the potential to be a long-term starter at guard. You know whether it's right right garden Lindstrom moves to left or vice versa We we've kind of seen what we have in James Carpenter and Jim Brown and it's been pretty bad from both this year It was nice to see Gono play well. In splitting those snaps with Winstrom they they almost split them down the middle. Thank you go ahead. Thirty six LINDSTROM thirty three at right guard Really encouraging performance will wait and see if he gets more snaps the next few games. MCC if that trend continues but I was extremely pleased to see that you know the interior offensive line. Those two guys in particular did a much. You better job especially against a panther again a panthers pass rush that has been one of the best in legal year so any thoughts on the offensive line. They get the same impression Russian. They were playing pretty well against the competition. Yeah it was good to see mcgarry have basically bounce back game because I know he struggled a little in on Thanksgiving in you know like you said we'll see what happens going forward. I believe wasn't Brown. A healthy scratch scratch in the carpenter which was injured. So I mean that that's kind of a bad sign in terms of how they spent their money this past off season It is by yeah. I mean we'll see what happens going forward but Lindstrom after missing. What felt like it feels like he's been gone the whole season? He looked pretty good. And then go you know and that's just kind of more like why wasn't he being played already exactly glee that we can have that argument all day but I mean that's a great point we we were saying this. Nar Writers Chat a little bit earlier. The fact that you've got this guy who was inactive for most of the season and he was someone before before the regular season started the coaching staff is even talking him up and saying really liked this guy. We think he's got positional versatility. He's strong he's athletic. We feel like we've found a really good player in free agency. Now he was undrafted. All this stuff really just talking them up and then and they just bench him. The you'd never see them again. Yeah and it's and then the worst for me for the front office. Coaching staff the worst thing that could have happened is what happened He. He came in and he played well and it just becomes an indictment on the coaching staff on the Front Office. Where yet go and say look you guys pump them up? You guys told us he was going to be good. And then you didn't play them and we had the watch Matt Ryan Get sacked fourteen times in two games while Matt go to sit on on the bench the first time you put him in and he has one of your better pass blocking scores. What's going on here guys and you know? I think it is one of the reasons. The Falcons are four nine. is you see this this sort of thing where you know they stuck with guys probably a little bit longer than they should have and It arguably costumes some games in the process and you see someone like Matt Gono Who's WHO's young? He's got upside. It reminds me of Way Back in two thousand thirteen two thousand fourteen when Mike Mike Smith insisted on playing Jeremy True blood at right tackle and there was a young undrafted player that we had that you know. They kept talking about it. They love him. They think he's got the potential to be a starting this league but they kept Ryan shredder on the bench behind trueblue. True blood in true blood was awful. In those seasons. He was one of our worst offensive. Lineman they put schrader in. He looked like a clear upgrade in. It was a damning indictment of Mike Smith and the coaching staff. That it took that long that you had a much better player and you didn't see it or you didn't execute on it. So that's we're sort of seeing you know potentially a replay of that so we'll see a go no needs to do this more consistently in over several games but so far the the early returns promising. I'm a feeling that's what would happen if they could. If they activated per not activated by they had Play like one of the Games maybe towards the end there but the same thing happen. He'll come in and look good doing the him Kaminsky. You know it again. Kaminski's another the name where we heard a lot of hype before the season and how much they loved him in the one or two games that he's played he's played really well in the regular season. We've seen him get scratched. So this kind of shows you that there. They think they're playing like they're trying to win. Further jobs because a normal coach who feels safe who knows they're out of the playoffs probably would be more willing to take these risks and be like. Well let's see what we got out of this guy in this guy this guy. Yeah you're there. They're still acting like they're playing for something. It is just pretty much their jobs at this point. I think you're right and I think think it's a missed opportunity so hope the three more games you know. There's there's a chance in the next few games we will see some of these guys. Look more I hope. We do Because if there's one thing I think we can take away from the offense you know you look at guys like Allama Days Kiss Christian Blake These are guys who got opportunities and have you know executed on that and take advantage of it you know as you mentioned. He's accused with the The big touchdown reception. You know him and Christian Blake will probably get even more opportunities next week as With you know Calvin Ridley Out Russell Gauge has looked phenomenal as a third wide receiver in this offense So you know these young guys need to be given an opportunity so the end Hopefully that happens even more Over these next the final three games so big test coming up against a the top. NFC seed Forty niners beat the saints at home yesterday on Sunday which was the So before we get into you the defense what we saw there and maybe talk a little bit about special teams because a lot of good stuff happening on that side of the ball take a quick break. We'll be right back. Uh Hey I'm Spencer Hall. I'm Holly Anderson. I'm Ryan Nanny. I'm Jason Kirk and we're the hosts of the shutdown forecast your avengers of college football podcast. It it says in the script onto riff on what that means and basically what I mean is it's already spoiled. Every Tuesday. 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I think I think I think he literally accounts for like two thirds of our interceptions on the year. I may be wrong on that. Don't quote me on that. But I think we have like ten receptions or interceptions demonte. Casey loves it. Oh absolutely does jacking up his statistics so on that note. Who are some of the guys that stood out to you on the defensive side of the ball? Yeah I mean as I mentioned Monte Kay Zee just and not even not to jump the gun but he was also big on special teams also He feast on the Panthers in. I believe his first career interception reception came against the panthers also So I think you're right. It's Every time he plays a panthers like somebody who's going to step up up in he had two interceptions just a solid day overall You know not a ton of tackles but it seemed like he was all over the field And he's definitely doing well safety. I think also you can look at the defensive line. Sea Tac McKinley A. N. Vic Beasley both have two sacks ax devinder Campbell had a sack And might be down in the sack department but yeah I mean in employees a Lucon on continues to at least you know like we were talking about. PF scores continues to grade. Well at linebacker seems like he's getting a little more action in Because earlier in the season that wasn't so much the case but Yeah I mean the defense is really good grades year having great Type type plays which you can pretty much see anywhere on twitter Yeah I mean. was there anybody else you thought everybody was doing their part. The defense look good. I I mean when you hold the panthers you know they had two touchdowns one was I believe Ian Thomas the tight end separate infra goals than at the very end Kyle Alan had like a little touchdown of touchdown run ethical line. I think But it wasn't like they they you know it felt even higher higher than forty two twenty type score that makes sense. Yeah where they had some field goals that kind of bumped their score out by a it was a dominating performance. The defense has really you know a definitely since since that whole After the bye week thing where Dan Quinn like stop doing doing the calls or whatever. It's really not a coincidence. Defenses look better since that point they had a little you know in certain games. Like the buccaneers game comes to mind but overall they've been a lot better than they were prior to the by D.. Think that's too. Oh Yeah and and it's sad because I feel like you know with the exception of the two losses which even then I don't feel like the defense was as bad as they weren't first half of the season like you said you know they've been a much improved unit now are they the top ten unit. We hope they will be no but I you know. They're playing really well against bad and they don't they don't need to be no they don't But in in you know in fairness where we're also talking about it from the standpoint of a team that we've got to move on from their head coach so it's now I will say they held Christian McCaffrey. To just fifty three yards words rushing. He did not score a single touchdown on the day. So fancy owners. Were probably extremely mad at Falcons for that although he's still got plenty reception yards so the people. NPR Leagues were still getting their points for McCaffrey. you know. Obviously Beasley stood out. He he looked you know how we wished he would look all the time. And you mentioned foyer. I think he is this quickly turning into a much much better linebacker than what he was in year one and he was decent for rookie his grown into you like a a legitimate star and again just another in this is again. This sort of the frustrating thing with this coaching coaching staff. In this front office they have found guys like foyer in Diamante Casey an grady jared in the later rounds and these have turned into good players ears but they have not consistently put it together on the field with these guys and I think that's the most damning thing here so but ah for this game a phenomenal job across the board. You know they had as you mentioned vic had two sacks tack had two sacks I think they had five sacks less homey played him they had a belief five sacks again today. Yes because DEVINDER Campbell had a sack as well so in two games against the panthers they. That's that's ten of our sacks on the season which I'm afraid it's going to make the The sack total for the Falcons look inflated because Italy way too inconsistent as you know as a whole In this going to make it look like they're actually not that bad again after. QB and like well. Well Kyle Alan like we're good after Kyle outfit. Apparently they must have some sort of vendetta against Kyle. He you must have said something to the Falcons before the season started yet just the other thing one point out is our young corners. I think they have been playing really well since the bye week is as Oliver who was getting trashed a lot by people his becoming one of our best tacklers. A I like consistently wrapping guys up and Kindle Sheffield has blamed pretty. Well he didn't have the greatest greatest games according to pf but he's someone that has shown some good flashes this year of being a having some serious upside and we did have some bad news on the defensive side. Looks like desma. True Font is also going to be out for the remainder of the year for the next three games with a broken forearm. So that happened in this game as well. So we'd lost not only Calvin Ridley. We lost desma true. Not True I I feel like a player that I don't know why but a lot of fans I love to hate on him as one of your best years has any. Yeah he's he's been it's been one of his best years in several years so you know again. Sometimes I don't fully understand the hate that are fans have were some players but he has been a very good player and he was having having a strong season for the Falcons hate to see him get injured. Finish out the season. Obviously three games left. It's not the world for a team. That's not going anywhere but Just frustrating for for him for Calvin. CD's guys go out. Not The way one sees the habit special teams you know before we wrap apple podcasts. I do want to point out. You know some of the stuff that happened on special teams. 'cause it was one hell of a days who were some of the stand outs to you from the specialty side of the ball. Well I mean the play that sticks in my mind as I kind of mentioned earlier was the CAS eon. He like drill altitude. The ball goes up. Liens straighten at coups arms lady. It was yeah. It was bizarre Young climbing covers his his own his own kick. That wants to play that stuck out to me But I mean it's it's pretty much back to back great date Leonardo. It's like the It kinda reminds me of how like stop among the kickoff is special. I guess it's coup because I mean who who I who has three straight successful onside kicks Yeah then he recovers a fumble. I mean we've got to be the best kick kick team right like of all the things. Yeah you would think Entirely random sequence of events for this season right where he's recovering his own kicks ends You know he's in to his credit. He was four four on field goals. Yeah Day thing that fifty one. Because I've been talking about different different episodes you know. Oh I want to see him kick over fifty. 'cause you know it was weird to me that for I think like seven games or whatever Matt Bryant. They had like six fifty yard at times but then for whatever four five that Kuzak he had nothing over fifty Which I guess you could say? The offense offense is just been playing better than they haven't got stalled at the fifty yard. Range finally had one. Although it still didn't answer like a ton of questions we they hit the goalpost in took a really nice downsizing so it wasn't like a clean water But you know it's still went in so technically he made one. Yeah so yeah I think at minimum he deserves the opportunity to Win The job back in camp in twenty twenty he he. He missed a few goals but for the most part he's been solid so forth in the Games he's been in. I would in twenty twenty light. See them bring competition competition in the Kicker Helen. which if we're being honest is what they should have done this year? Let Matt Bryant come in the Camp Compete and let the best guy win win. So that's normally what you do exactly. Yeah instead they the we're not going to Rehash mm-hmm clearly we have and then I have a very strong opinion about that whole thing was handled. It was also shout. Shout out to Ryan Allen and who did like got kicked off the team because obviously Bosscher came back an embargo impact on our in fans Kinda liked him from the census. This album getting online. I don't know if you agree with that but Ryan Allen. They signed him back in. You know he looked really good in them. One of his punts was actually stopped at the one but I think it was. I think it was the kiss. Somebody had their foot outbound. So it Kinda negated in touchback or whatever but you know good job punting like as he's been doing so no absolutely So I think that our fifth partner with the bright before the two days before the game started with them met Boston going back on. I R to close out the season. Oh this has just been one of the strangest most obscure. Nfl Seasons in recent memory. I'm sure you would agree with that. The amount of injuries in back to back seasons where seems like in some in some weird places to punter are really not actually super physical position but in with the way the mb one something if it was like Left in just resigned upon her. Like that happens but like you mentioned five different punters. There was one dude. I don't even and remember his name but he had a visa issue or something so technically he was barely you know I don't even think he got the For maybe a Gamer. He wasn't even able to plant thing. Maybe he just went into practice just a weird season it in special teams overall. I mean we've had such ability at special teams James With Bryant Ambassador going back to you. Know I don't even remember what two thousand or something. It feels like Bosscher probably a little after that but this year. It's like everything just imploded. But along with everything that so the Falcons do have a three more games running. They will go and play the San Francisco Forty niners as Winston who beat the saints. Is this past weekend. The number one seed in the forty niners will not be playing soft with us because they they are still in the race for that. To keep that number concede they've got the saints still trying to take back from them so Don't expect an easy Game San Francisco. I think we have a Jacksonville and then I believe we close out the season with Tampa Bay. So yeah there's a few more games uncover in obviously EBONI will be here to recap them for you guys Evan. Any final thoughts will wrap up. Now I mean there's a realistic chance we're GONNA finish like like six in ten which it's not a great year Overall but I just don't see him beating the forty niners in San Francisco especially knowing who were playing like. There's no way Kyle Shanahan GONNA lose to us You know enjoy the last two games. I mean Jacksonville's a worthy opponent I know they haven't been lighting it up exactly lately. But then we go to Tampa to try and get revenge and it sounds like they're gonna be without Mike Evidence for awhile in Winston has a I think like a fractured thumb or something probably on his non throwing hand. So I don't know what's on there so they may be better quarterback so they're exactly exactly so I mean you know. I know a lot of people listening listening. You're probably like well. I hope we lose because I want a better draft pick. Yeah me too. But the Falcons parents aren't on board with that because they just keep looking so they heard you know it's like the second we were like. Wow we might have a top five draft. Pick they're kind of like well who I think we're going to start winning now Oh yeah I know I appreciate everybody. Listening to me. d-w fiasco wonderful thanksgiving. 'cause we haven't been on here in the second in. We'll talk to you next week after the what's expected the forty niners loss. But you know Tom So Yup In Evan you can be found on twitter at Edinburgh failed. Yeah good deal all right guys. You could find out faculty W we are trying to get back on the regular podcast todd. It's been busy crazy year for several of US so We'll we'll try to get back into the regular swing of things here as we close was off season and get into the holiday season. Thanks guys for tuning. And we'll be back next week for The recap those topics I thanks guys.

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Mason & Ireland

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Mason and Ireland [HR 3]

"Mason Ireland Espn La Caspian Los Angeles and the angels. By the way we're waiting on Jalen Ramsey could be an end if you if you're waiting on fast track we've moved it to five thirty so fast tracks can be at five thirty every day but now up in about half an hour exactly hi astros are going to beat the nationals. I don't think Astros are just a better team topped about stores have more talent I agree but you still got Strasbourg sherzer breath grinky ver- lander coal all in order by the way the nationals it's over the Astros are going to beat them and now Annabel Sanchez all of a sudden found something you know he's pitched a great game against the dodgers and he's a great game against the gardens nifty junk bowler yeah so I think the the Garrett Cole gets gets mentioned as a possibility for the angels is that he grew up in Orange County Yup and went to High School in Newport beach and there's bench coach so I think it brings them instant credibility Now we have to see how things go was Shohei Otani along with the baseball yeah which has please really changed there is no question about it. Now there'd been scientific research studies a Garrett Cole natural fit for the angels and for all of the struggles of that organization they still have the sixth highest about the playoff baseball were coming off a year when there were six thousand Major League home runs and they're averaging a little over one home run doing things like that that you mentioned him in the same sentence sandy cove virtually unhittable this year virtually unhittable not literally unhittable virtual with his health how things go with Mike Trout in his pools coming back next year I know he's got a couple more years left on his contract but then he goes into personal service contract elite unhittable I'm in okay so the the baseball game got rained out today sweet starting right now Yankees Astros so that payroll although he's overpaid and you had to overpay to get him you'd be at the end of the pool steel we spend on Garrett Cole and that that's the Game Changer Garrett Cole makes complete sense and though thinking about a home run for the angel think about this helps the astros more right this rain up because the Yankees are so dependent on their bullpen and now they've got play these teams have got to play three days in a row the reason I say that it's not a sweep or not a route I I would pick the astros too but the starting pitching for the nationals could keep the scores down could keep so if you're just tuning in tonight at Staples Center Anthony Davis will play here he is yesterday with Mike Bresnahan on his thumb injury who being the outfield along with Mike Trout so there's a sign of hope they need add pitching that's the most important priority during the off season if you're going to spend on Joe Madden you should twenty five or thirty years he was in their minor league system he was their bench coach he was their bench when the world series in two thousand and two for five years he was Mike Right and the kings are running bullpen at him right and it's harder to do three days in a row Rayon now grinky gets an extra day arrest and you conceivably could come back with you'd be in the middle of the trout deal and then coal would probably cost more than either one of them wouldn't he isn't Garrett Cole laugh all the way to the bank and the reason with free agents yes member they signed CJ Wilson and they traded for Vernon Wells and they Gary Matthews giving a bunch of money right just jammed easy ucla guy right gear call him Trevor Bauer played together in the hidden and they don't like each other but the so that's why a lot of people payroll in baseball dangerous to the angels do the highest payroll in baseball right and if because remember they their new tortuously bad a game in the postseason a little over one home run per game to excellence hey no there's no question that they have deadened the ball why would they do that I don't buy it I what's interesting it's the cardinals had that ten spot who had the ten yeah cardinals and the first thing it's a brace against the braves no home runs in and no home runs they scored with no home runs because the ball is now leaving the art in guys are hitting it hard it's just not leaving the art game the First Lakers warriors game or part of the second game in China and you haven't seen Anthony Davis and Lebron together they are I trust that coach the Lakers mistakenly tweeted it I don't know so we'll see but I hope he plays it sounds like after anything to the contrary sumit's coming back yeah so now you have some star power demanding we'll show Adele is going to arrive who's their number one prospect and that means someone Kuzina Avery Bradley Rondo and Quinn Cook Danny Green Triads and Daniel Troy Daniels Troy Hudson amount set the league on fire right they're both average north of twenty points a game and people are going to go oh God how do we defend this and they're going to have to pick hid from purdue the rookie Edwards I think I'll look it up the but he's really good he's a really good shooter I wanNA wall so they keep big game but Cole have any intention Nicole's numbers I mean he's historically great he's unreal this year he's doing this as you've been reporting all day that he's GonNa play what I'm hearing is it's game time decision but the Lakers twitter handle reported he's going to plow the right I'm calling the game it's better game if he horford year baggy player knee injury Everybody says that if you make a list of players that are about to make the jump okay in other words like go from just a guy to potential all-star yes then the names you hear a lot in in in this context the first name here's Kyle Kuzma Yup because that was a guy that was on the clippers when I used to clippers games that popped into matt trading annuals are going to be wide open at the three point line wide the one thing that's where the League's going Carson Edwards Carson Edward Yeah is he went to purdue that she was really good in the tournament yeah he so they think this is interesting there are reporters in Boston asking Jason Tatum if he needs to be decoded and other Kobe in other words he worked with Kobe and they think that after he worked with Kobe he now thinks he has to shoot every time he gets the ball eh forty point game in the tournament against Villanova Boy Boston's a team that's taken a big step back maybe not I think so they gave him a Walker no no Kyrie Gordon Hayward it feels fine yeah sounds like he's GonNa play I think he should be playing I would rather see Anthony Davis and Lebron James wrapped in bubble wrap your bench some hairline fractures stuff like my hand before so I knew that was just jam obviously you want to be cautious but a relieve I mean there are you're you're not crazy there are many reports Jay Williams I heard today that Ben Simmons has has found a jump shot while he made three yeah in the they're poison yes and I think they're going to double A. Brian and double a. d. y. on the catch yup so Lamar cash is it they'll send you defenders Adam A. D. Catch it season I mean he he's always been a jump shot away from being indefensible if I had to pick a team to come out of the East he's GonNa Opportunity now when Lebron ad get doubled to really you know if he gets healthy coups is a big one and the other one you here's Jalen Brown right who what what's the point of that you got a new car driving around let's go yeah the new car is going to officially come out of the garage on Tuesday not until we need it ready it feels are we go I mean you got time but that's kind of what I wanted to you know test it out so Gene Yup it is almost impossible to defend those dudes and that's why the adjustment I think's GonNa Happen is Lebron Anthony Davis warmed up make sure all the parts are working I've seen them in the preseason and they look like they're ready to go yeah wait I'm glad you brought that up if you haven't if you didn't see the first and got an Arkham down and so far in the preseason they're shooting twenty nine percent from three temporary all limited sample sizes yeah no big deal but but twenty I saw the Rams I ran game that that was interesting. I you know Michigan Penn State Okay so you're GonNa you can't question their own twitter short camp they're the ones that tweeted a coach told me that we're GonNa have him warm up before the game and see how he feels but the Labor at this weekend I'm going to make thousand dollar do you know what it is yet nope I'm GonNa look it up I'm GonNa figure it out act you know here's the thing if you about I would not mind him at all at USC mind Molly Ucla you're stuck and they want and so his response to that Jason Tatum's response to that was what are people talking about. Kobe didn't teach me anything bad completed before practice though Fong saw was that the so I would I'd like to make a mythical money bet that we get stiffed on this the Jalen Ramsey will be your guests tomorrow all your money to double down on that this is it for Jim Harbaugh yeah he's like one and one in fifty against top ten teams plow and they were GonNa give them a lifetime contract site chance I would get durant back at the end of the year I don't think that's happening when's Jalen Ramsey coming on as soon as he calls as soon as he calls the double down on that okay you want another thousand dollars thousand dollars I know by this I actually hope I lose this yeah me too I feel like you're just trying to give him money to try and catch me key or for tatum yeah in his first year he was unbelievable last year Nafta at major step so it'll be interesting to see what he turns out to be the Vera question why would they do that because they haven't no they absolutely have it's all about less run I don't want less runs the playoffs you want close games you don't want high scoring games and by the way coups and Jalen Brown both played for team you didn't happen to Jason Tatum on a terrible year last okay so do you have you have you heard about the debate going on in Boston no chip Kelly after that ship should go work for ESPN this whole thing with Ucla was money grabbing. Yeah yeah I I wonder that too greg you want you can amen let's give the guy credit that was a monster win against a very very good Washington state team you cannot sixers yeah yeah they're they seem to be the most interesting thing but the nets might be good especially if Kyrie stays healthy and there's an out see see I think I've always really liked Horford he was an important player for them now he's stepping over to Philadelphia I think Philadelphia is the team that's getting out of the east the percent from three tonight masons the Knights Dude on the Celtics at eight threes and one quarter last night and then that was it yeah we ten in the game what's that Dude's name I can't remember he's been trophy and mistaken by the way I don't think it's happening we already have ten thousand dollars on that you've five thousand on that you have ten thousand on Antonio Brown's not on a roster he taught me all the good stuff and they said no no you're you're two inch ball hog and you're trying to imitate his fade away and Blah Blah Blah Blah so tatum this is this a Dr Driven town yeah and Jalen Ramsey is a star he is going to give us great copy he is going to be incredibly quotable. Am Our if you call and you have the correct keyword you went one hundred bucks it's brought to you by owning mortgage bringing trust and simplicity to both real estate and mortgage I'd come up as a mistake no stake from the jump thought it was a mistake he doesn't remember what his petitions I thought it I thought it was a mistake from the jump immediately ridiculous that's a bit that's just amazing gets ten grand if he does it against did you see take that did you see this week. Ab says he's he's working on getting his no chance he's coming back yeah there's no chance yeah come on down ten thousand but ultimately when we were able to move Marcus and able to you I don't care about your money more you're you're a master malices become meaningless his lead is so big else so you always reach out and and keep tabs Dave and I have a long working relationship so that that always helps through La might hear from him on Friday here's less need on the opportunity presenting itself to acquire Jalen Ramsey anytime an opportunity with your guy no no he's your guy tomorrow night plays a Thursday night game at Stanford Guy Stanford has meeting anybody this year got your guy you wait till they beat us you've got back owning mortgage is giving away one hundred bucks in cash if you have the correct keyword today's keyword is Davis listen to the morning show tomorrow Keyshawn we'll give you the cue to call during the seven I love La and he's going to join us before I think he is stuck in traffic on the four oh five welcome that's why I I bet ten thousand dollars on the Monday night game well why did you pick vets you can win I have a big chunk pets to cl- There's going to be a twenty thousand dollar let's Hey let's call increase our salary cap room because of that move it did actually make a viable player in city right as a success right he brought him in to get to the Super Bowl Yep now you got a couple of key interceptions this year and you ship and you're not going to pay him next year ex- JALEN RANTS ESPN LA law about the The Rams is that they understand John will you always say this is a S- football focus if you look look at the numbers he isn't the player he was a couple years ago the only concern is you've got jalen Ramsey now the chip chip is a miserable guy chip is like not happy you're the chip at the Washington State Games going to screw the chip the one yeah okay so greg get this on record okay if USC Hires Urban Meyer good idea about idea bad idea we've already got a better when they hire him and selecting or creating for Jalen rant hey by the way after working the Marcus Peters acquisition member he was all sorts of trouble in Kansas City and you know the the one thing that they have not addressed and so far they're saying that it is going to be handled internally is that they have not made the PR so I just checked and he is in Mri we may be cutting it close he is in getting him right any move in terms of the offensive line the offensive line has been a disaster it is hugely a problem dollars Johnny come down I've tried to handed it over while you blew you lost twenty I'm trying to keep you in the game all right the key word is he presents itself as an org says you gotTa termine hey should we seize that opportunity is at the right time for us is a better time for someone update you can hear the smile on Ireland's ramped up they pay him so I a man this is funny Troy Hill is going to be your other cornerback because you've lost a keep Toledo for eight weeks you've also lost Johnnie Johnson the third out of that secondary he is on injured reserve and so he's gone for at least a week so you've got issues in the secondary hopefully Jalen Ramsey is the kind of guy who can cover up for those shortages they hire urban Meyer Mason will be it will be I told you they should have hired or not I will next year when they're ten and I think it will be a mistake and keyed in Slovenia is a front runner for with with Wi- Jared Goff is performed the way has in why the offense sputtered doing has we have a Jalen Ramsey update jailer. I Donald out on your I don't think he remembers what did you think I I thought you guys made a bet take that turned out to be pretty good mood. Marcus Peters was not an ascending player anymore he's a descending player performance if you look at again where you're unfortunately yes he is going to get one more year little dance party after they signed a chip Kelly I thought I liked not knowing anything bad happening on this did you hear anything today at practice wait no music we'll see under no let's break and when we come back and then we'll start fasttrack and by the way it stop promoting Jalen Ramsey Jason you don't think he's coming on before the gene in the to the tube yeah put you in the to ban now you're in the tube for a while he watched curb your enthusiasm while you're in there just like that just like that. APR With Auto Pay That is way lower than the national average interest rate of over twenty percent plus your rate is fixed so as rates continue to rise for more information Mason and Ireland fasttrack is next ESPN LA and right after fast-track Jalen Ramsey will join us in the rams double down on that Shmayssani subject to credit approval rate includes half percent auto pay discount terms and conditions apply offer subject to change without notice visit light stream dot com slash mason half your small food around they went out warmed up for the game but the CO founder practice today so hopefully no hit and what I'm hearing uh-huh signed that we should start fasttrack now to make room for let's let's do it let's do great e-even thought of Consolidate Your High Interest Credit Card balances to lower your rate and save with light stream in get a rate at right now as low as five point nine five percent pretty I interpreted it as a that you were both just taking thousand dollars we're taking sites I said he wouldn't Mason City move you said yes and you sit in Ireland down on your no anguish national team star Wayne Rooney is accusing Jamie Varghese wife Rebecca of blabbing to British tabloids like the Afri- I the holidays are coming up and you may be thinking about how you're gonNA save some extra money I've got a way that maybe ended the hour if you guys think I bet that then I yeah we're going to six thirty the the Laker pregame starts at six you can go until six thirty are engaged in an online war over stories that have leaked to the press here's what's going on Colleen Rooney the wife of longtime in fast track this this is it okay one your partner would love this gas the wives of two English Soccer Stars Algal now let's see one side of the coin we've saved enough time Jalen Ramsey will be on before the shows up other side of the coin we won't talk to him till tomorrow seeing information posted on her private account show up in the papers so she concocted a scheme to smoke out the leaker she had a feeling it was Vardi your interest rate discount the only way to get this discount is to go to light stream dot com slash mason that's L. I. G. H. E. S. T. R. E. A. M. dot com slash so she blocked everyone from viewing her stories except for Rebecca Vardi real and then began making up stories that weren't true Now and that first half hour of Lakers pre-game Jalen Ramsey before six we'll take him okay you go all right fast-track next mason false information and knowing exactly where it's coming the last Straw was a story published Tuesday about flooding at the couple's new mansion in Cheshire so you don't even listen to the words thousand dollars thousand dollars he's not coming on I thought son every time she saw something juicy on Colleen's private instagram page Ken this is a little bit ingenious colleen was sick of is your rate will not move at all there are fees and you can there are no fees and you can even get your money as soon as the same day you apply so right now my listeners apply to get sure that's when colleen decided to go public with the results of her investigation but Verdy Rebecca is that meant that he would day that he's coming on your bed I'm doubling down on your bed you're doubling down no you're doubling down that he is coming awesome thank you bet did he was coming on you've been why did you continue to promote he was coming on after you bet he was you know you stick with the original bet `bout you do you believe Rebecca Vardi the accused or Colleen Rooney who concocted the vehemently denying it was her she says if Rooney would have just called her they could have figured this out together she says all kinds of people have access to her instagram there was a story about traveling to Mexico for medical treatment to select the sex of their next child yet another story about Kaleen wanted to start a new TV show so this was the same question that we had yesterday and I said we would talk to him but now I firmly believe the opposite tails it'll be tomorrow tales we're not GonNa talk them tomorrow and feet she would have changed your passwords and she added I don't need the money why would I do this what would I gain from leaking stories so the angels made what I think is a really good hire they hired Joe Madden as their new manager well a little background joe was with them for team and she's the accuser I'm with colleen it was a perfect trap in other words tell somebody something false and wait to see it come out in the Press Greg what do famous people do with their social media they farm it out she's got some flack doing her instagram stuff and think about it she's right Rebecca's rate she doesn't need the money Jamie Vardi makes twenty million a year Rebecca Vardi warranties coming because one of her flunkies that runs her social and then you know exactly who the leaker was it's absolutely true I am completely against Rebecca Colleen I am Pro Rebecca why and here's why right now we're not talking to him tomorrow either wow we're never got them you may never Mace this is if there were ever was ever a John Ireland story what no you absolutely you said a thousand dollars I said I'll double that down meaning admit in two thousand eight hundred no he was never quite how did you in physics maybe cutting it close he's he's a short thing Bam they slide from tomorrow give me my mind nobody took that money no we bet I bet I doubled down I say he's not coming on no no why can you believe this you said Hey I can sell this to the sun and they'll pay me a bunch of money and they did it on the sly I don't think Rebecca Vardi has time to deal with this crap I believe Rebecca say she has been falsely accused Bergman break the tie hundred percent on John Side I don't understand why she would do this and yes acres pre-game co next for you we are back tomorrow at Three Mason and Ireland E._S._p._N. 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I tell you John Yeah that God that I'm adopting a kit Kat near the only person I tell but but you're you're the in junior put it out on twitter not too long October fifteenth if you want to go back and look it looks they took it from the big three the enemies same thing NC right there yeah okay is this a good look does it send a bad message to have gang style font on the teams wants to further I think it's really cool yeah I think I think it's a Cool Jersey what are you saying Greg no I don't think so I think it looks like the Los Angeles Times it's the rockets and again on Christmas Day Against the Lakers jerseys were designed by Los Angeles artist Mister Cartoon the same artist who incorporated the old English in old English English Yup that does look a little different but I did you automatically make the leap to gangs I think it looks I gang scrawl seen throughout grand theft auto San Andreas a guy on twitter who goes by mix tape and a number of other people said quote these clippers jerseys looked like it instagram and then next next day it shows up in Arash call now I know exactly where that came from that ride to come weird it's black and white black and white and it's got sort of that old English I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and that they were just going for a local artist in that sense commute correct but not necessarily me personally you forget that I'd like Ben Lyons have a flock of assistance to this interns and one of my intern sold up the river I believe Rebecca Vardi and as I always say team Colleen Mace as I always say with the IT I'm not going to accuse them of of doing anything would be bad PR PR I'll say that that message Tacit Font on the Jersey Times in England we we can't we can't use that font without being accused of of of of bringing up gangs I it's not I'm okay I'M GONNA go shouldn't drink either study says fathers to be should avoid drinking completely for at least six months before fertilization baby's risk of getting congenital heart disease is forty four percent higher if the father drinks alcohol three months before impregnated that women should not drink alcohol while they're pregnant yes well accepted there is a new study out that says men in his partner do you think this study will be taken seriously is there any chance that men will stop drinking when starting taught girls and all these housewives she's just misunder- misunderstanding fast track sports illustrated's NBA preview cover this year features the Los Angel- gang sponsored AAU team from a made for TV. So I'm GonNa show you the actual this is their city edition Jersey I so olding like the Detroit Tigers use an old English right so we used it we can't yes since the old to protect their future children from congenital heart defects the study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology says that list clippers new city edition jerseys for the two thousand nine hundred twenty twenty season which they will wear for their November twenty second home game again overall I do not think there will be dramatic drop in drinking by men before deciding to start a family and font so there's Angeles time with that although it's weird about that is Patrick Chung is a Lakers owner right exactly and also in O'Shea Jesse Emily overall men just ignore this study well I mean it is science right more than one percent I just don't think it's going to be a big deal I mean if you're going to if you're planning on it because a lot of times children are made and it's not a plan it's not it's you should accept a bunch of money subscription oh you're crazy anything I still read the Times Everyday Okay Mason is well accepted to the average guy I don't either to some guys I think it will make a dip I was some wives it will make a handful of guys who studied this is people are not going to be doing this all right let's play a game fast track I got a list of eh still proclaiming his dying going to a resurgent let's face it the L. 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Hour 1: Jeff Passan

"This is the Dan Le Batard show with this to spot Cass. Ryan Clark looking good in that suit on I take it's hard to look Jackson a suit. I never seen muscle definition on someone to before that is an understatement. So he looks good on I take if you wanna tune into something where the people arrive on time, and everyone is ready to go or you can stay here. And listen to what we do here's to God's late at least he chose the day that executives. Are in town to do. It may Ryan Clark looks like an absolute dish today. I do prefer them with slightly longer hair. He's still great. But his hair was top notch. ESPN? I don't I'm not positive about this do who else in a suit looks ripped in a suit. Does that does that guy Scott Pelley, super journalist Pelly look? No, no. We didn't he hides it. Well, we only knew that. He was a beefcake when he worked out with you Jackman, which I'm sure he was totally jacked up about that idea. I'll tell you who looks great in a suit Conor McGregor. That guy can does. He looks great. Not Jack Vince McMahon. Great Jackson, the rock, obviously. But you can't hide the rocks body and somebody's rocks body. Somebody's just can't be contained. So we will get to discussing more. Ryan Clark in a suit in a second. Stugatz. Come in, which is a good thing. Because Greg Cody I was about to turn to Greg Cody for his wheelhouse, topics. Greg Cody sends me every week. What it is that? He is ready to talk about how. How it is that he can help the show and provide content for the show. And today's long list of things is the following you ready yet the first item the top item the lead dolphin sign league-leading beard. So that's the first item. That's the strongest thing. He's got the second item. And here's where it starts to weaken. And it was pretty damn week. When we started Greg cody's fourteenth annual March madness haiku challenge. Hello. Oh, he's ready to talk about that. Egg on a moment's notice. And that's it that's all referred to that as flimsy. That's only. Cou Amir and his fourteenth annual haiku challenge which encourage you not to participate it or now at herald dot com. Early and often Greg Cody was talking about getting a tattoo for free doesn't need it to be for free. He's asking for it to be free. Do we what are we going to do with this because Greg Cody is notoriously cheap in a way? That's embarrassing. Do you keep saying that needlessly cheap your promulgating a falsehood and -rageous false threats that your father cheap? Yes. Thank you. So we've got that over here. And then over there, we got Billy leading a group of soccer kickers the penalty kicks were today. We're not going to tell you what the challenge was. He says it was a wet field. And Billy forgot to bring soccer balls that this is all made up. Why were you guys using drugs your Oscar bowl? Why was there phone call made the ten thirty at night to Greg Cody asking if he had a soccer ball in his garage. These are all falsehoods. I bought these balls yesterday like eight forty five and it's because it was late. I went to five below a store that everything costs less than five. Because we're working on a budget here. And I got two of them in case. One of them was faulty because again, it was five dollars for the ball. I don't even think they were soccer balls. I think there were volleyball's the honest with you it worth every penny. We paid. All right without giving away. Too much though, what kind of catastrophe was it? It was you ROY Chris shooting on Mike Ryan shooting on Mike Ryan with the competition between the three of you. Well, and Mike to see who it is can get the most balls pass Mike conditions weren't ideal. We did it kinda early. So not great lighting. It went as about as poorly as it could have gone. I'd say, but maybe make it work. We'll see how difficult where the balls to kick. Oh, there's no chance that you could control where those things are going. They weighed like two ounces as soon as you would put it down. The wind would be blowing the ball on the field. It was like kicking wiffle balls. Yeah. Kicking whistles feats the perfect great way of putting it it was like kicking, right? Her very tricky movement on wiffle balls, by the way, but everyone had the same disadvantaged. And so we were all in a level playing field. Well, maybe the field wasn't level. Because again, the ball was just rolling around was Mike super serious. Golly. Oh, he was. Vic Mickey Mouse had put on his gloves like the pros do under his clothes for some reason. For some reason, you don't wanna scuff up the knees and keep in mind, I'm the one that's actually putting my body on the line here while you guys are just kicking the ball willy nilly. Someone's got to go diving for these things, and that person is me, we're kicking wiffle balls at Hewlett paper balls. Try to hit a wiffle ball movement on those things that crazy sometimes I'm diving left. Sometimes I'm diving right? I can't make heads. Details of it is very windy as well. Without giving away too much. I'd say we didn't challenge in very much. I saw more than others more or less the same number of goals. Probably would have been scored had there been keeper there or not. That's fair at all. Our accuracy, let's say it was a bit off. There were there were a couple that I didn't have to move, no doubt. There were few view. This wasn't the greatest exhibition of my skills. Some of us were our own most pressing out. This. I'm barest. Well, wait till it comes out. You're really going to be embarrassed. I there was one of us that we could have stacked two goals on top of. What miss the Mark? And I'm going to say any names, all rocket leg. Why was Greg Cody out there? He was my coach I was instructing Mike on on how to play the position goalie coach. Yeah. Yeah. Goalkeeper you. Well, I didn't know what he was doing there until I saw his hat that said goalkeepers coach, which was very helpful. Of course. Mike, Mike has potential. He all give anything away. No. I won't. I mean, we should be using regulation balls. I don't know why we're using drugstore frisbee balls. I mean, I'd I'd honestly rather do it with a real ball because that's a true test of skill. But that was the point of what we were doing outside of making content that wasn't incompetent. I thought the point of what we were trying to do is to test. Your actual is still there. Frisbee soccer balls, and it becomes a contest between ROY. And Chris to see who could kick the ball more over the goalpost. Dan, the goal was center tain. And I think we did did that we certainly did that risk finally hit some field goals. Tell you that. Entertain yourselves will the audience today? We'll. What can we say about this? Peyton Manning story. Now, good. It's got the babysitter here. Just ask him over there. Ask him he's in the room. So what Peyton Manning stories this same thing that you did last time where you rehashes or two years ago? Oh, no. This new painting story that involves ESPN a report what's my line. I don't know what it is that I'm allowed the byline or the headline. What's the date on? It is two thousand nineteen. I didn't look at the date. I just saw the headline and the headline was that ESPN executives were trying to lure Peyton Manning into the Monday night boot. I mean that was reported on last year to that were were were had. He's obviously at the top of any available job. So you can just go ahead. And assume that's one of the first calls that any sort of broadcasts. But the important people flew out to see him was the report the important people went the president of the company, you know, he's he's a prize free agent in this game. Well, everyone's looking for the next Rome and ESPN caught itself a break. Right. Because Jason Witten was struggling in that. Role and was getting a lot of criticism. It doesn't matter who's in that role. People are gonna watch the Monday night football game anyway, but he was under contract, and you were going to have to hear him try and find his voice while you criticized him, and he went back to football net leaves this opening where are important people are flying debate manning, and I'm wondering what that's going to cost because Jon Gruden was the highest paid employee at the company at six and a half million dollars. And if you want Peyton Manning, I think it's going to cost more than that. I'd cost a lot less. Not a lot less, but less none the less shootout here. Weddings, have ninety nine problems. But the groom's look shouldn't be one of them. That's why our friends the black tux dot com. Designed rental suits and tuxedos that you'll love wearing at your wedding. So if you end up getting featured a list of Twenty-three, epic wedding fails, at least, you know, you'll look good for your close up. 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Now download their free crushing the five barriers to growth guide today. That nets we dot com slash Dan nets. We dot com slash, Dan. Donlevatar we're in the middle of the NBA playoffs. My good friend colleague, Greg Cody of the Miami Herald just reference, Tony they are a nineteen sixty seven baseball Platt rest is sold by the way. So only see. Stugatz. What a tandem he and yes, it would have been Red Sox. Had it made Jordan, boomer Scott at first base, Reggie Smith patrolling centerfield Joe foyer at third man. Joe lawn Borg crazy lineup one of the best ever. And then Tony see got that injury. Jack. Hamilton of the angels hit him went down like a sack dirt gut back up. Her roic had a great season sixty nine believe it was nine seater out of the league and the rest is. Sad Red Sox history getting emotional just talking about VC's libertas show with two guys on ESPN radio. We got breaking news, Billy. What are you laughing about back there? What's so funny? Trout, twelve years for thirty million dollars. Then chin that's one year less than Bryce Harper at one hundred million dollars more. You're laughing at Bryce Harper for only making three hundred dollars. I mean, that's years. More years, actually. That's right. That's right. That's got to be strategic by the agent and trout, right? We want exactly one hundred million more and Bryce Harper and less years. Still game Dalo the vivid seats happened had their promo code jabs at checkout to gets ever set off your first order don't buy just any see get a vivid seep if you haven't tried the delicious high-quality me from butcher box. You're going to be blown away. Sign up today. A butcher box dot com slash and get free gram beef for the life of your subscription and twenty dollars off your first box who's reporting that Elmo Jeff passan. What's he reporting? What are the specifics of what he's reporting so trout was under contract for another year? And they just bought that year. And they extended him out twelve years. With the richest contract and the history of sports easily the richest contract in the history of sports who was before that though, it's it's Cannella, right? Can Ella was the previous passes that by sixty five million. I saw that Russell Wilson was talking about being the highest paid ever the possibility of him being the highest paid ever the agents. Love fooling around with that stuff. Man. Like, honestly what difference? Does it make ego? Dan, I told you before that a rod contract had to be exactly twice as much as Kevin Garnett's largest in the history of sports. Kevin Garnett was at one twenty six. A rod the Texas. Couldn't be had for two fifty. It had to be two hundred and fifty two million dollars. There's no way that that's an accident that might trout and his agent teamed up to give him a hundred million dollars. Exactly more than Bryce Harper Ardy Merano. He's still got that are that Albert. Holes contract when wait a minute. You wanna see something funny guys? Look this up on the internet look up what the angels will be paying our pool thousand twenty one two thousand twenty or two thousand twenty million in two thousand twenty one what he's getting thirty million each of the next couple of years twenty eight next year twenty nine twenty twenty one thirty million sixty six million wrapped up into players. Does Ardy Marino. Think that he's not in Anaheim. Does he think that I mean when he does because the team's named Los Angeles. So. What? When you look at what it is that team has been when you look at everything that they are. When is the last time you thought of anything angels related? The angels swallowed up the best player in baseball swallowed him up. There was a conversation. The only conversation we had last year about Mike trout was the Commissioner of the sports saying it was a little bit incumbent upon him to make himself more marketable. It's a lot of money to spend for guys never wanna playoff series and a guy that you wouldn't know if he was sitting on your lap in the studio right now. I mean, he could win the triple crown and be. Overpaid. You know, the contract is so ridiculous. There's literally nothing he can do to live up to that contract. He's going to be a disappointment just based on the contract. No matter how will he flow? It's terrible contract. He's never gonna to that. What can you do to live up to four hundred thirty million dollars? And honestly, what did you do you can win the World Series the next twelve years until his thirty nine if he won every World Series from now until the age of thirty nine, but he live up to the contracts hold on a second Giancarlo Stanton. What are you guys doing Giancarlo Stanton won the MVP after signing that big contract? And if you win the MVP if they get a decade of Mike trout being as good as he's been. That's not a stupid contract. I mean if you can afford it if if your customers are willing to pay enough to go to the stadium to make the contract worth. That's where the market is. He's on pace to be one of the best players ever. He's the best player. We've seen in decades Billy where do you come up with? That's a bad contract that contract. He's not marketable marketable. Does he bring in forty million? Of revenue season at a certain point. I mean, yes, he's the best. So he get paid the most. But at a certain point, what is his actual value? Like how much is he actually bringing in as opposed to what it's costing to have him. There must be a reason. These businesses continued to extend these twelve and thirteen year contracts at these three hundred million dollar figures. It must be because they know that the numbers work out with the TV contracts to allow them to be able to afford all this stuff in a sport. That doesn't have a salary cap. And remember that age twenty seven theory that the elite players in baseball their absolute apex of their careers is at twenty seven while most players find their peak at twenty nine the elite players you get their best. You're twenty seven. So you can make the argument. Mike trout is past its prime. Now. If I was might try. I would never do a commercial. What's the point? You don't need to be marketable. Now, you could be anonymous and super-rich which is his deal. Now, he doesn't need to sell shoes. He doesn't need to sell Batts. It doesn't need to sell glosses need to do anything. He should rest on his laurels just to seventy and take into the Bank. Morals and seventy two guys. I do I get your point. But I feel like if he was sitting on my lap. I would notice. I don't know. Even know who is this. Guillermo, put it on the poll if my trout were sitting on Stu gods lap woods. God's say. Who is no chance might trout right now on south beach during spring break could walk down the street in a tank top. And you would not know it was Mike trout. No chance you just think you some frat guy. Right. You could be his angels uniform, and nobody recognize it Mike trout could walk down ocean drive in his angels jersey and board shorts and sandals. And you were just saying, hey that guy's Mike trout fan. No what you'd hear in. This way is gang trout. That's what you'd hear. It's the same thing. That's got to sing. Who is that? Even if he's wearing Trump jersey, they'd be asking. Why is he wearing jersey of you know, with the name trout on it? Is he supposed to be marketable? Does that matter? You're paying for a great baseball player. He's one of the best in the history of the sport. Well, price you're paying for more than a great baseball player. You're playing playing for a dynasty. You're paying for it ninety. He has to turn the angels into a team that wins three or four championships or else. The the whole thing's a failure. What? Yes. What are we doing to champion? Champion writings on the wall three or four. Who needs to be more than four guys talking about needs to win like six at what's the most straight championships because he needs to beat that by at least two Mickey Mantle. He literally putting Mickey Mantle Mickey Mantle had ring. I know of Mickey Mantle or sitting on my lap. There you go. Here comes on truck. Mike, get almo-. You guys. Knows something we talked to one person who knows anything. Take it up with them when he comes on here. Sint here. Bad contract has to win three or four championships in order to make no just has to sell some tickets. We settle at six championships and knowing if he were sitting on your lap. I think that's that's it. Then it's worth it triple crowns as well. I can't believe it that Gerald presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Look here comes one point seven percent decrease in fixed overhead I know everybody. No, I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on car insurance. Gyco. You projected increase in organic three revenue. Believe it. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Donlevatar? What do you prefer flat wings or drumsticks because I liked drumstick? I like drumsticks to rules. Stugatz. If people do just drum though, you'd think there's a bunch of extra flat wings, just laying around. Right. Right. You I think more people do all flats though, more people do drumet- some telling you more drumet- so much. I'd prefer to do all drums Latin. These live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. Why are you laughing? Now, billy. Angel signed twenty year three billion dollar contract for TV rights one hundred fifty million dollars a year for TV, no one what a waste of money who's bird and fifty million dollars to eight. 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It's a it's a good contract for both sides, and it's absurd to think that when an athlete is being paid more than any other athlete has been paid in history. And by a pretty substantial margin, you can say that it's a good contract for the team. But the numbers don't lie. The angels TV contract is three billion dollars and Mike trout is off to the greatest start of anybody in baseball history. And that's not an exaggeration. I eight years of his contract through twenty six are have been more productive on an individual level than anybody out there. So four hundred thirty million dollars one hundred you know, it's actually gonna be more than four hundred thirty. It's a hundred million plus over Bryce Harper. It's sixty five million plus over what can L O Alvarez got from dissolve on. I mean, it's it is an enormous figure, and I think the angel. Nls rightly believed that he is worth every penny. Forgive my ignorance on this. Because I don't know how it is that you can have that much money tied up in pull Holtz and trout, and then continue building out from there. The finances of the game. Just totally changed where you can have you can have now a team like the angels aren't exactly Yankees the Red Sox. I guess they got the TV deal of it. Having to contracts that bloated. Everybody is free rich. Like if David Samson's can can parade around saying one point two billion. That's the Marlet. If we know the Marlins don't put anybody in that ballpark. We know the Marlins are, you know, a terrible franchise right now in the middle of a rebuild. If they're worth one point two billion dollars. Imagine what the franchise values are across that. That is the name of the game not just in baseball right now, but in sports altogether. It's just about franchise value at this point. And and when your franchise value like the angels is is well over two billion dollars. When you've got the three billion from the television contract. You know, that's the funny part of this whole thing like there's a whole baseball is dead movement. And and you you barely talk baseball on the show, and I get why I totally get why because your audience does not really watch baseball that much like the average baseball fan is like a fish. Fifty eight year old white guy at the same time the money in the business is still enormous. And, you know, baseball's not going away because of that you have a hundred sixty two games a year that you can sell you have a hundred sixty two television shows year that you can sell for three hours at a time with an hour pre game and half an hour post game. I mean, four and a half to five hours worth of regular programming throughout the summer is a really valuable thing. Mike trout has extended four hundred thirty million with the angel. The guy the angels that guy who broke the story. Jeff passan with us on ESPN radio. What he got coating? Jeff trope made the playoffs once five years ago and has never done anything in the playoffs beyond that doesn't. He have to win championships for this contract is not to be a failure on some level for the angels. That's a very fair point. And I think we can look at it. Like, this might trout got the deal without having won a single playoff game. And and that that shows that hey, individually, he's worth it. But this is where it goes back on RT Marino and Ardi Marino has shown a willingness and capacity to spend our poodles two hundred forty million dollars. Josh Hamilton, one hundred twenty five million dollars. C J Wilson, you know, eighty million dollar Gary Matthews junior fifty five million. I believe it was the these are all varying levels of the buckles of contracts. And so it's a matter of can they build around trout because as we've seen this guy who's putting up ten ten wins above replacement a year, which is just absurd numbers. The the idea that he hasn't won a single playoff game means they haven't built around him. And so I think it's almost incumbent on the angels at this point. And and you know, a good thing. That's that's working for them. Right now is their farm system for the first time in a long time naturally pretty solid. They they've got a kid named Joey del who's nineteen years old. He's going to be in the outfield with trap probably by next season. They've got some pitching depth, but they they need more. And when you have somebody like trout when you have him locked in for the next twelve years, you Dama better builder. Can they build around him though now with this contract? Sure. Sure. Of course, I mean, look the average annual values going to be about thirty six million dollars year. The angels are not anywhere close to seeding, the luxury tax threshold at this point. And you know, what even if they did they should because they're NA major market. Why? No, they're not the dodgers. They're not the marquee team there. There's no reason when you have somebody like my trout in his prime years that you do not do everything hostile in your power to go out when a championship because the truth is my try to thirty five is not going to be what my trout is this year at twenty seven, and they need to recognize that these years are the ones that they're really paying for in committing this long term. They understand that by the time. He's thirty five thirty six thirty seven thirty eight. He's probably not going to be the same guy. And if he is we're talking about the greatest player in baseball history. I mean, you know, those are that's kind of the binary that we've got going on here either they need to win in the next. I five or six years or they have the guy who's going to go down as the best player to ever play baseball as a lifetime, Los Angeles angel. And and that I think is as much as anything why they were willing to do this deal in pony up as much money as they did because the outcome. It's really pretty good on both ends. We have about a minute here. Eventually the fifty eight year old family care as much as fifty eight year old today. Does major league baseball understand that they get that. Because if not they are they are running the risk of of a falling back even further than they have in the sports pecking order, and and I think it's a difficult balance to strike, right? Because you have the sport so steeped in history that really has made its bones on on being the sport that doesn't change a whole lot. And so change is difficult thing to stomach, but I think that people at major league baseball and the players association recognize that there is a demographic sue NAMI coming at them. And that if they don't change things very quickly than that puts the sport and para long-term, the phrase made its bones. Do you have any idea where it came from can someone tell me how it is bones were made do, you know, passing or not? Did. He later. Jeff. Thank you for being on with us. You brought it again brought a strong. Thank you, sir. Thanks donlevatar. I love me. Some doctors have a lot of respect for the medical profession. Stugatz. Except chiropractors. These live at our show with his two guys on ESPN radio guests on the Dan lebatardshow here via the shell Pennzoil performance live. Now, what are you laughing at what are you laughing? Now. This is the fun, David. It's kind of now that Stanford Gacek looks like a bargain a hundred and five million dollars less than crazy. Got him a coupons basically, I'm just learning now. And it's taken me a long time from Stu gods. How it is to never really backed anything you say and just keep switching perspectives on things that you've said never say, I'm sorry. Never apologize. Just keep pushing forward and change how your argument was actually made. So proud of you, man. Took a while. But you have arrived, but I know my argument with anymore. Okay. But I'm laughing forward. You were just laughing at the fact that Bryce Harper your laughing in the face of three hundred thirty million dollars. That's what you're doing. You're doing. Guests on the Dan lebatardshow up here via the shell Pennzoil performance line, Marty Smith gonna be there at about twelve minutes getting with the show any time to the one eight hundred flowers Twitter feed at lebatardshow at stugotz, ninety at Greg, Cody, you know, what never goes out of styles apprising friend or loved one with buy one. Get one free multicolored roses UK's for twenty nine ninety nine from our friends at one eight hundred flowers dot com to order, simple, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN. So after all that this is really what Billy's laughing about because you can't laugh in the face of three hundred thirty million collection plate for him now in the locker room. But after all that I've Scott bores and Bryce Harper did that whole hostage situation with him where he wasn't even camping spring training. Just so they can get a contract that was slightly bigger than Stanton. So Bryce Harper can now forever. Remember that he was the highest paid player in the sport for firfer two to two minutes. This contest that Lozano and Boris hat all off season Chano harbor who is gonna get more Cregg lane. Just comes from the top row. Agent. We've been talking about Lozano and Boris and this guy smoking with four hundred thirty million got is coming down like sting with a bad hand, just clearing. The ring of the NWF. Laid them to waste, you know. What's funny, though, when this jalopy of showed tries to get up and get in newsgathering mode. Like when we go chasing down. We got the guy. We got we got almost broke the story. We got it. Ever Harper got in trouble because they thought he was recruiting Mike shut to the Phillies. Going there. Was a hell of a report though from passing where the hell did this come from? Do you think when he posts that tweet he likes sits back and kicks his feet up? And just starts like looking watch the mentions coming in. I spoke with them. I'm like, wow. No one knew this was coming. There wasn't a women this before. And he's like anything about it after. You know, what he was doing? Mike was whispering in my ear. He was saying it's good to be Jeff facet right now. Oh, man ESPN. What a bargain we got the arbitration ears on Jeff as in right now. Who's having the bigger day trout or pass it put it on the poll Levin tug? Who would you recognize more V set on your lap? Or an easy. And is it passed. Television is about tonight. Dana white, and you have seen here in a way that they have never been legitimised before this sport from a back alley negotiating a contract that changed the forever of that sport from a literal. Back alley transition. Thank you problem. They they came out of nowhere to build export legitimize sport. And they've wanted ESPN to be in business with them for a long time and ESPN has never been in business with them. And now ESPN is really in business with them where they're producing all their own content. We're paying a lot of money for it. And they seem to have the control over it. And on top of that. Now, you can only get the UFC on ESPN. Plus, that's it. That's taken the entire sport. What a monster negotiating deal that must've been between Disney. ESPN and Dana white who's already sold that sport for four point two billion dollars after selling after making it out of nothing, and they've already extended the deal as a part of this review deal. I think they extended to additional years, and now ESPN is overtaking the entire pay per view business. If you wanna see the pay per view worthy card, you go to ESPN. Plus, no. The thing that I think you're going to see change. And I wonder what Cody thinks about this as a journalist is that we've been complaining that the doesn't have enough stars. When this is about to make them stars like when hockey left ESPN, we stopped covering hockey, we stopped covering it. Now with them like journalistically when you get in bed for those kind of dollars, Greg. What does it mean? You'll never know.

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"One two three four five. What's up Donald show here on ESPN LA, Freddie, prints junior? I guess co host today thing reserved we're standing we are standing I like to stand what I'm outside here in the plaza area landing. So I'm gonna stand. Okay. Don't don't feel free to sit. If you'd like don't I just like to move around. I feel like I'm better when I'm moving around. I feel like you want to do the whole Jesus thing where you're from center the table standing, and then everyone else is sitting. Because you're. Look upwards toward me. This water into wine staple center that is funny though. Very funny. But no, I do I don't know about you. But do you pace when you're on the phone? I'm a pacer when I'm on the phone like I walk around the house. I'm never a pacer. I'm always a Lakers. So probably sit down Macau or something. Okay. Yeah. No, I want when I would. I'm actually on the phone, which is rare these days either pacing or I'm in the car. Those are usually the only times I'm actually on the phone you pace while in the car then. Yeah. That would be then you impress me at that point. It would be mad skills. So tonight, the Lakers hosting the bucks. So you're saying there's a chance I actually do think there's a chance telling me why I've seen LeBron in these situations where the guy that's coming. In is the favourite to win the MVP people are like ooh that Jaanus. He's a shiny new car. He that car and that the new it thing, and that he like takes bridge with that stuff. And he's wait a second. I gotta approved people. I'm still the guy, and he'll take these matchups to kind of do that. I've seen him. Do it with staff I've seen it. Do it with harden. I've seen it do it. Just kind of a cross the board over the last six seven years, and I feel like tonight is going to be one of those nights. Rare nights. He's going to be gauged from the minute that we tip here. All right to question are the stakes high enough for him to get motivated to do that. And Secondly, yes, even if they are how do you stop a guy who can literally be anywhere. He wants on the court in three steps. How do you do that? Even if you're LeBron James because look if you're LeBron James your bigger, and you're stronger now, I don't know if he's stronger, I don't know if he's straight thick. So I still think he is I I mean, we can debate that all day, I don't know their bench presses. But I don't know if he's stronger. Okay. That kid is that kid is like watching Roy Jones junior right before he be James Toney and people go in is not going to be James Toney, James. Tony's gonna put it on them. And then everybody saw ROY woop James Toney. And they're like y'all who Roy Jones junior? That's to me. What Jaanus is right now. Like he's about to become the one, right? He's I don't know if you can stop the one. Yeah. But here's the other thing you can do with Neo this. This the at least he can't shoot the ball from the outside. Have you not what's his last case hit shooting from the outside? That's fine. I'll pack the paint. I'll play off him and say, okay, I'll give him a step towards he so good. I have the NBA league pass. And I've been watching Milwaukee. Yes. I'm telling us. He's that good February. He's shooting the ball. Nice too bright. It's not, but I'll take my percentages. But I'm telling you not like the month changed over. And he's like now, I'm not good at it. I will take my chances with him shooting the ball. I don't think he's very good at it. He's won't have too because you'll back up three feet and just launch from their intent gone to that potentially. But the other guys those guys can shoot those are the guys I worry about. But I do think that LeBron is going to take. Take this one really serious. And when he does that I think that this team can go to different heights. Now, he talked about being quote unquote activated for playoff modal early. Well, we've kind of only see that in glimpses. It's on him. This team will go as far as he takes it. So he's gonna have to deal with the embarrassment of not making the playoffs. So at some point, whether I know he says that you know, he had the line of. Well, you know, if you make it you make you worry about it when you don't make it. Yeah. You're about to get clowned. So you better start worrying about it. Well, hold on. Let me just approaches from a different way because saying it's all on him. Because if you find say like a great well known respected writer director, and you bring them to your project. They will all make you the same promise, which is I can make this as good as it can be right. If fails it's not all on them. They can only take the project that you've presented them as far as the goods of that. Can can take them the team is better with him than without that's obvious. So I don't know if it's all on him. If they don't make the I don't know. I don't know. I think it's all on him in this sense. I when I mean all on him. I mean, the avalanche is gonna fall in the pre look if they make the playoffs it's going to be LeBron dragged them to the playoffs. But if they don't make the playoffs he they can make all the excuses. They want and there are some that are valid. Don't get me wrong. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Particularly the roster construction that we've talked about his July. Okay. And the best three players on the team all got hurt rights for sure. But here it is they've had the their chances. And they've blown it against bad teams that I won't. So that's that allow hosted outside they played the Knicks at home. They got smacked who lost like one hundred and twenty seven in a row. Right. And they clown rice. Yeah. So yeah. I I think that what's going to happen is yes, we can kind of sit there and do the thing and have some nuance to it. And talk about the roster construction all things we've talked about. But if you're the best player in the world, you should still be able to drag that team into the playoffs in the west. I don't care about that. Being the west you're the best player in the world to drag the team into the playoff teams clippers don't even have their best player anymore. If you put Portland in the east, they'd be competing for top. I understand what I'm talking about the seven eight spot in the west is not that good San Antonio's, not a good. We're not that far behind. We're only three days back. But that's what I'm talking about. Like, you shouldn't be San Antonio and the kings and the clippers if you have those guys I know that help. Has been the thing. He was out three weeks. Lonzo still out Rondo broke his frigging hand and came back like that's three of our top four guy. Lebron freaking Jane he wasn't here. But now he's here. Okay. Well, and they want they just want. That's what I'm saying. You got twenty one more games. Let's go. All right. So they're going to win tonight. I think so I think it's just got paid nothing to play. He's yet for sure I'm with I do believe that's actually the case. Okay. Last time. He played us. He dropped like twenty something. Right. Coming up next. Stop big day for the end of the morning show is out there today. We'll talk a little soccer with our buddy. Max Brito who is the voice of LAF. She of course, works for us here at ESPN is well one of the sports sportscenter guys hands on. So he is a handsome, man. We'll talk to max in just a moment. Plus, I got a great story about the movie predator and John Claude van Damme that I want to get to two things. I love we're back in three minutes. Freddie press junior hanging out down show. ESPN LA sit down a show here on ESPN LA pretty prints junior. I guess co host today on Warren g you in the background Pedro Gomez, by the way. Gonna join us about fifteen minutes. Was randomly just texted with Pedro a few days ago. That's funny. I didn't know you knew it. I sent him a picture of my son's first baseball game ever. Okay. And he sent me a back of a photo of him almost in the same like poses me with my son with little Rio. Oh, wow. At reels. First baseball game. Right. Patriots. Got some buff Cavs, bro. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Those things so hold up a pool table. I'm telling you, man, he's got that bone density. They wanted to at the NFL combat show. I we're bringing him on a fellow Cuban at three fifty five, and we got another fellow Cuban and Max Brito is gonna join us in a second. Peru quick. I want to talk about this John Claude van Damme story that I saw in the movie predator of junk. So I read it in Hollywood reporter today that junk van Damme was supposed to be the original predator like the actual predator. And the reason he he talks about in the story in the Hollywood reporter how yeah came in. And I did my John Claude van Damme things, and they're like, oh, you're great. Let's do it. You're hired the helicopter, right? So they had told him that it was just going to be like a half human half alien kind of things it wasn't going to have to get in this crazy costume, then he shows up to the set and they're putting him in a cast for the crazy costume. And they're like, oh, yeah. You gotta be some Vitale's. We got to put you on stilts. And he's like, I can't do any of this stuff. You want me to do on stilts? So they had one of his stunt guys. Try to do the stunt that they wanted to do like allegedly broke his life. He's like I'm out. It's over different though. The predator would. It was Sean Claude van Damme was doing like crazy. Be way sex here. There will be predator children all over there. Now's a handsome man of the nineties. Not lying. Yeah. Speaking of handsome, men, Max Brito snout joins us here. Donald show. Max would you have liked John Claude to have been the predator? No, by the way, John Claude van Damme. Great Instagram follow. Really? Oh, yes. Yes. I these crazy. But in a funny, kind of cool with really crazy. Okay. Follows young of antennas gray. And is that the Miller familiar tones to it? So it's quite enjoyable. Anyone who grew up watching as all of us? I'm sure classify following junk LeVine damage heyday that just makes us old. Yeah. It really does. It doesn't make I in other words. So max L AFC gets gets it going the morning show the big event there today look made the playoffs last year. I mean what an exciting inaugural season. Why should be why should we be extra excited heading into this particular season? One thing the exciting me for all the all the unknowns that Elliott were going into and they're going to do stadium and they're playing their first game going their first away game and scoring I go they come to the season. They've done all that. And everyone is back. It's the same team. And most every other team certainly at the top Major League Soccer has replaced. Somebody significant Elliott he lost a couple complementary players, but that nucleus is back coaches back and now they have their creature comforts going with regards to their stadium. It's that it's they don't feel like a new they're still a new team. But it doesn't feel like that. It's feel like they've put some time in and there's some there's some ghost in that stadium because of all things that happened. And now, they can really go. Go about their business. And it's I think it's going to be pretty seamless that more than anything that lack of turnovers go, I think really do this team. Well, that seems to be the problem with most professional sports teams. Now not being able to hold onto their players. How does MLS fair at doing that compared to the other professionals sports out there? It's it's it. It comes in different direction. One thing that kind of happened which has been great is the scouting improved a Major League Soccer where they're getting these young players mainly from South America or the Caribbean or Central America and getting them when they're they're developing case in point Atlanta with Miguel alvie role and it was from powered by young age. And now they've sold him and they're gonna profit to Newcastle United in the English Premier League. So they're getting the business of developing players those players get it's what level where they're pretty good and LA have one of those guys in giggles off the and this past season Carlos Vela was rumored to possibly going Barscelona. I it's hard to say no to the big money. It's you know, it's about the bottom line here. But I think they're really thrilled that they can get that mechanism in place where they're finding the young players and they're coming to the United States instead of other leagues or United States and Canada, I should say and at some point if they pan out it becomes a good business. So that's the new phenomenon that's happening. And allie. Saying is playing regularly with Newcastle. United and Alphonso Davies who teenager Canadian teenager is now with Byron Munich, and they they make good profits on that. That's like the new thing. So at least you can have these players when they're young for a couple of years. And then if the price is right. Let them go to one of the big names in your max, if they're already making profit on some of these players are they just getting lucky with with a few scouts, or is there enough infrastructure in place where the minor leagues is going to be able to do this and give the sport that kind of sustainability. It's I don't wanna pull it a crap shoot. Because it's still I mean, they go about their business way they vet these guys pretty well. But you never know especially when you're dealing with a kid from overseas, and how he's going to have to live in the United States, but the Scouting's improving, and they're obviously, and I say that I think they also have to keep an eye out for those young American players, which they are competing with the European teams for the European teams. If they see a good sixteen seventeen year old American player Christian politic and other going to get them, and they know they have to find him early. So America's look this fertile ground. So the thing with the MLS, it's it's it's such a war out there for for talent. Because unlike the National Football League or major league baseball, you're competing with leagues all over the place. So it almost feels like a feeding frenzy and their scouts everywhere. Germany and Italy and England and the United States and Mexico, and they're looking to find that guy. You're not it's not just the singular efforts. Max is joining us. She, of course, the voice of the L AFC. And of course, it sportscenter here with us at ESPN, I you know, to your point earlier about just kind of mining talent. And finding talent I saw storing USA today today, where Josie outdoors says the sport just isn't for rich white kids anymore here in this country, which I think is is something promising certainly. Yeah. I mean, but we wouldn't rule out rich white jeeter. I mean, some of these kids that are whatever the the socioeconomic economic background this this there's you know, there's players out there that are really good. You want them to get exposed to the good coaching and being committed to the sport of soccer. There's so many ways they can go off that path. And I mean thirteen or fourteen years old, and you're good talker. On the sports you're going to go the one that seems like it'll be the best fit for you play. Like Collor Murray was a soccer player, and he on I'm better at this football thing, I'm gonna go. But there's that transition right around that age where you want to make sure you can get these guys, and you probably look for them. And I hope they can unearth that because it always feels like it's been lacking in this country where we have we may have missed on our messy or somewhere playing on a field and Santa Ana or maybe in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But you've gotta throw a bigger net. And I think we're getting there, but we're still gonna miss on some players somebody's checks. Balances with certainly with MLS end the academies that they are developing that you're gonna find these kids. They're good at the sport there. They'll get on the right path. Max Alana experts thought boxing went by the wayside because they started losing the best athletes for boxing to other sports. It seems like soccer here in America is getting to the popular point again with with children paint or less children playing football. Do you think there's a chance for some of those those sort of born athletes who would probably be great at any sport to become our next stars here. Yeah. A lot, and there's a lot of appealing factors. Just if you turn on the television, and you can see the Champions League the Premier League. And I I would imagine if you're a young kid, and your soccer or Major League Soccer neck, you look at a stadium in Atlanta or LA. I wanna play I wanna do that. I think there's much more appeal where it seems so far away in such a pipe dream. Now, you can see it everywhere. You can look at Christian pulisic playing Champions League soccer for Bruce Dorfman. And if you like soccer, you go football or you wanna call it. You could say I I can do that. And I could do it probably pretty quickly if I get into the right hands of coaches and so forth. There's just I mean soccer is so saturated now with everything, and it's become a major sport here. And it's the TV it's the media coverage it other development of players as well. And and certainly Major League Soccer becoming more and more prevalent. I remember calling these days when it was in its infancy and itself so small time it's built so. So far away from the epicenter of sports in this country. It's a lot. It's getting a lot warmer now getting close to that spot. Max Breda's voicemail AFC. Make sure you check out ESPN plus sign up. It's only four ninety nine a month because they've got the ten part series on what to expect from L AFC. Right. Like, you guys have basically done your own like hard knocks right? Yeah. Yeah. It's a reality show. It's real easy watch you can get that in like a couple of sessions that I would have had me in a little bit more. But that's okay. I'm not done. And by the way, Georgia Freddie, get you down with game this season. You really you'll love it. It's a beautiful stadium outta there's any question, man. There you go. We know somebody you can make that happen. You're not somebody you're in. All right. Sounds good. I I'm gonna drop you one Cuban for another Cuban and Pedro Gomez. Yeah. I. Take care max Broncos with this year. We're going to switch gears talk Bryce Harper did Bryce Harper make the right decision. What's next for the dodgers? How worried should we be about Clayton Kershaw? Pedro Gomez ESPN insider joins us next Friday, prints hanging out. So Donald show ESPN LA sit down a show here on ESPN LA. It's the Latino show because Freddie's quarter Regan. I'm Cuban max Broncos was just on with us. He's cubit. And patriot Gomez is Cuban and he is set to join us Z their funches. He's ready to roll Pedro Gomez ESPN MLB insider joins us now here on these Sodano show. Remember, I'm the only one here that can keep you all out of jail when everything hits the fan that is true. All right. Establish that I paid Maury Georgie. Why didn't you tell me? It was Freddie, I would've talked to. Yes. Like three hours ago. Well, I mean, I'm sorry. To avoid. You see I didn't. I didn't. I wanted to test. Our friendship is basically what I was doing to see if you want Pat you, Pat. Yeah. There you go. Well, I didn't I didn't realize you would FREDDY were cool until he showed me, you know, that. You know that that conversation. You guys had I realize you sent me pictures of rocky planet first little league game. I know. That's what he's he. That's what he showed me. He showed me you and your coaches shorts. They're back in the day with your. And that's what my little professional baseball player. Now. I know that's amazing, man. Great name for a pro athlete real. Yeah. It is it's tremendous. There's no doubt. Hey, so page A. We obviously here have been talking a lot like everybody about the Bryce Harper news. And I saw Bob Nightingale his tweet about what the offers were were you surprised that Bryce wouldn't bet on himself, and maybe take another bite at the apple especially through the dodgers were offering way over value as far as per year for a shorter term deal. Like, what were your thoughts on that? I mean extent you are surprised because you know, he entered free agency in another three seasons. So it's not like you're talking about somebody being thirty four thirty five doing it. John somebody being twenty nine, but you know, when it's all said and done I obviously he knows so Adelphia. Well, I mean, you know, he was with the nationals. They play nineteen games against the Phillies. Every year you plays either nine or ten games that year in Philly. He knows the ballpark. He knows the fans, and obviously he. Decided thirteen years in one place rather than three and then jump to a new place three years from now potentially. He he wants to say I wanna be affiliate the rest of my career. And that everything I'm hearing is that played the biggest role in this patriot Phillies already going to be kind of a monster this year. Oh, man. They made great moves before this one. They got they got a lot of guys that we wanted here before we. But I'm curious with their contract. And I'm curious to kinda how these conversations go. Do they sit with Bryce and do they talk about the plan for the rest of the money or money next year, or perhaps when someone like Mike trout comes available or those conversations that aren't taking place with Bryce now absolutely took place. They he wanted to know what is the plan? What is the five year plan to ten year plan? And when you look at it. I mean, look Jake Arrieta is here. He signed a three year deal last year. Well, he's making about twenty five year that money comes off the books in exactly two years. And we know there's a certain guy that plays in Orange County that is going to be a free agent potentially in exactly two years. So if you take every atas twenty-five off now all of a sudden, you can say, hey, we can go thirty year. Whatever, you know, the going rate is for trout at that point. And if he wants to play pay. Basically at home because he is from southern New Jersey. You know, the Phillies are the team he grew up rooting for it. You know, if you just connect the dots. You can see that scenario taking place. I'm not saying it will. But I think that Ardi Marino. And the angels are under a lot of pressure to try to lock him up before he hits free agency and looking Nolan Aaron autos case he wanted to stay with the Rockies. He did not wait the one year to become a free agent. He knew that's where he wanted to be. But in trout's case who knows who knows what's going to happen. But you can definitely see a scenario where trout might be joining Harper here, and you know, look aside from Harper. The moves the Phillies made this winter, you know, they signed Andrew mccutchen and David Robertson the closer as free agents. They trade for JT real Muto behind the plate who has had rave reviews so far since he's been here. And then they also trade for gene cigar. Hera a two time all star shortstop. Yeah. The Phillies are the team to be. Guys are getting hurt in the division. I think in that division. I think they're the team to beat. But yeah, it's gonna be fascinating to see how that ends up. That was going to be my question. My follow to you about trout because he's from jersey, right? Like, south jersey E, he's an essence affiliate kid or I mean, they're just basically outside the city. So yeah, that's a real possibility. And I saw that he said he's not interested in having any talks about it right now or once the season starts, so they're basically going into next off season. They're going to have to go in with a real plan. The angels to get that thing done or it could be a disastrous situation for them. Well, there's no doubt. I mean, look you're talking about a guy that's been there for for the better of six or eight years. Whatever it is that after look it up. I don't have it right in front of me right now. And they've never won a postseason game since he's been there. So, you know, at some point do you decide I want to stay in angel. And I know he loves the angel or do you want to? To try to win. And that's where I think the pressure's gonna come on the angel to show not just trout at their fan base. Hey, we're here we want to compete. We wanna win. You know, the Phillies are making the absolute rock solid moves to you know, they showed Bryce Harper. We wanna win look at all the moves we've made and Harper bought in. And he's here now, though, I think there's a lot of pressure on the angels over the course of the next year or so to to show trout, we're also in it. And we also, you know, have a plan to win. It's not it's one thing to say it, but you've got to back it up with real moves. And that's what the Phillies have done here. You're listening to k SPN Los Angeles locally here. The angels have done a great job of spending that money on on good players and spinning good money on bad players. So when you say things like there's pressure on him. They haven't been able to rise to those those occasions since artists had the team from Vernon to Josh to to pool holes. To Gary Matthews germiness just they've had a ton of big strikeouts. When it's come to that how much confidence is there. The travel still be an angel. That's the case that a lot of people think it's gonna come down to does. He want to stay there and be comfortable or does he want to go somewhere and win. And you know, I'm just telling you what people in the game are saying. So I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens in Anaheim. And where that situation goes because you're talking about a generational player. A surefire fire hall of Famer. And you know, he's got the possibility to leave in another two years. So you know, I it may actually come down to if the angels. Absolutely no that Mike trout is going to hit free agency. No matter what. Well at that point. You know, I'm not saying this season, but maybe next season or in the off season, they look to make a tray because you've got to get something for an asset that valuable so there's a lot of different scenarios out there. And I don't think anything's going to happen in the. Short term. But I think there's like I said there's a lot of pressure on the angels to try to show trials because the money is going to be there regardless for trout. So it's not like the angels can say, look, we're willing to give you this much money. Anybody is going to be willing to give trout that kind of money. It's about the plan. Petra Gomez ESPN insider with this year. Freddie prince junior hanging out Saddam show, ESPN LA. Let's switch gears back to the dodgers. Look when we're sitting here looking at Clayton Kershaw, and we're breaking news or breaking down. The fact he's playing catch that can't be a good thing. Pedro how worried should dodger fans and the dodgers in general be about Clayton Kershaw right now. I mean, look, I've always been told and this isn't because of Kershaw. I've always been told the pitchers worst nightmare is a shoulder injury. Because the shoulder is basically, you know, it's a it's an LA freeway interchange where there's eight million different roads in the shoulder, whereas an elbow. There's only a couple of things. So an elbow was much as Tommy John type surgery is is you know, is bothersome in hurts and you have to miss fourteen months, or whatever it is. It's only that ligament that you have to fix whereas shoulder has ended a lot of careers. You know, Dallas Brayton had a brilliant career. And he was young and his shoulder got messed up, and that was it. Mark moulder, another guy with a brilliant career and his shoulder. Got messed up at that. Was it? It's a lot harder to rehab shoulder. That's why really don't hear that much anymore about torn LeBron James or rotator cuffs because the look the the way of. Those up is certainly advanced, but those injuries don't happen anymore because the shoulder is just so intricate of a joint, and that's the worst injury for a pitcher. So in kershaw's case, obviously every dodger fan is hoping this is just nothing more than maybe tendinitis or a mild strain. But you know, the fact that he's just playing catch at this point in the season starts exactly four weeks from today on March twenty eighth, you know, at some point if he's not getting on the mound. You've got to start thinking he may start the season on the DL and or the injured list as it's called now instead of the disabled list anymore, and you know, that's the blow. There's no doubt that the blow in you. Also, look at the fact that Kershaw has spent time injured the last I think three seasons it might be for that. He has been on the DL. Pedro it it definitely sort of throws a wrench in the works as far as the rotation. But is there a chance of orios moving into the starting rotation as opposed to being more of a seven or a setup for kenley, or do you think they'll still keep that off the table to control his innings? Now, I think Dave Roberts talked about that. But there could very well be an opening for orients to to make his way into the rotation. And you know, that would come at the expense of someone else. Whether that is because you know, someone like Kershaw Cam start the season because he's injured or he just outperformed somebody and earned the spot. The dodgers are definitely open to seeing if orients is is ready to make that jump and. Yeah, you do have to control innings and things like that. But at some point, you just have to see if a guy can pitch and just see if he can get out there every five days, and I think the dodgers may very well be at that. At juncture with oriented where it's all right? Let's go, you know, the Yankees if you about ten twelve years ago had a similar situation with Java Chamberlain tried to control it rather than just say, you know, what just get out there and start, and let's see what happened, and you know, his career was short lived a lot. Because a lot of people think that if they hit just let him go build up his arm and say go, I it it might have turned out differently. But in jobs case, you know, he is career was very short because of maybe because of mismanagement because they try to control too much. Pedro Gomez with this year on the Sodano show on ESPN LA one last thing will before we let you go. You know, obviously, we started the conversation talking about Bryce in the dodgers kind of not willing to go ten years or whatever. Like everyone else was or ten years. Plus, they don't really make a huge splash in free agency that Pollick or whatnot. Do you believe that they missed out on an opportunity in this particular free agency by not adding one of the superstar players that were available? Well, the dodgers one of the clubs that definitely can do it. We know that you know, the dodgers move this off season. We're nice. I mean, you added AJ Pollock and centerfield. You gotta Joe Kelley to the bullpen. And when you look at the dodgers really their biggest issue when when it came down to it was they had difficulty getting from the sixth or seventh inning to the ninth inning. So a guy like Joe Kelley could very well be that bridge that helps them close close that loop that whole in. They're in their game planning. You know? I it's hard to say did they miss out because that's a huge commitment. And it may alter you from being able to do other moves in a year or two because let's face it. The dodgers may have very very big contracts coming up if you know, Cody Bellinger continues to pan out that's going to be a very very large contract is Cory Seager comes back in his healthy that could be a very large contract looming for them. So they potentially do have some large deal that could be coming to that organization. And they may have to be looking at that. And maybe not being able to jump in the end of the pool with a Machado or a or a Bryce Harper. But you look at the National League right now. And there's about eight clubs that you can absolutely say these guys all have legitimate champ be in the World Series. And the doctors are so one of those clubs and Walker. Bueller? Looks like he's emerging as a, you know, top five type starting pitcher you need more than one. Obviously. But boy, if you if you've got feeler, and you know, you you don't need a lot more at that point, you that's that's a that's a big big step right there. So it's hard to say that they miss out. They can do it. So in that case. Yeah. Maybe but they're still they're still one of the clubs that that could very well be playing late. Not Tober very is ESPN MLB insider, Pedro Gomez friend of the program only. Thank you for coming on. Appreciate it on our Bilo. All right. You got it there. It is federal Pedro Gomez with this year on ESPN LA coming up next. I listen we're gonna get back to the Lakers here. Just a second. Lebron has stated that he is offended. 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These Fucking Guys Again

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These Fucking Guys Again

"We're back. It's the dead cast. I'm David Roth that is Tim marchment and seeded directly to my left as you can clearly see listening to the podcast is the newest member of the deadspin family. Louise, pious Kamar he's going to be allowed to speak later. But first before he says anything, you should know that there's going to be a decent amount of New England Patriots chat and the first section of this podcast. If that's something that for medical reasons for personal reasons or for reasons of self care. You don't wanna listen to skip ahead to the second segment. Yeah. I I definitely advise no one should listen to this especially because we've been wanting to have Lewis on this is his first appearance on the dead cast. And as as the newest member of the staff, it's going to be great for him to to meet the public. But this is this is such an important week for him to meet the public because we learned something very disturbing bewildering beyond the patriots Shittu. Yeah. There's there's a lot of disturbing shit. But as as the New England Patriots mounted. Possibly the most offensive and gutting comeback in their long history of offensive gutting. Comebacks this past weekend, the usual small pro patriots contingent at the site was joined by Louis vocally, vigorously disgustingly. Yeah. I will. I will say I don't think that was the most offensive comeback. I don't think you'll ever top the Super Bowl on however or doing it. Oh, we're doing we're getting that's great. But this is the most recent one, and that's why omitting say that burns. There's been no time to to recover. I think this was the one that may be most made people realize that like man this shit has been going on for so long. Like, oh, this one was the one that made people realize maybe two point that like it's been going on for so long, and you just kind of accepted for a while. But now it's like, okay, they're making three straight like what? I haven't accepted. Roth hasn't accepted certainly not is far as concerned the game hasn't been played yet. I just say. I said this on Sunday. And I think this may be is what got me kicked out of the slack. Is that nothing unites everyone else except like a patriots mounting comeback like that. I never get yelled at as much as I do in those like, you know, ten fifteen minutes when you're like, oh, this is happening. Again, isn't a is this happened to you in your like sort of secular life, or is this just a work thing? 'cause it's happened. So to give some background this makes me really despicable. How did this happen because you're not from new again? The only acceptable excuse. I'm not from the US. So that gives me a little bit of flack for no, basically when we moved here from Venezuela. We lived in Connecticut and could've gone wanted to. I could have been a giants fan or it could have been a patriots fan my dad's a giants fan. So you would think do that. But I was kind of a little asshole. So I went the other way never thought about being jets fan because even at seven I loved myself. But yeah that was in ninety six ninety seven they made the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. And I was like, oh, well this team is good and they weren't for a little bit. And I was like oh this, but then we moved to Miami. And then they started winning, and it was kind of fun to be the the one patriots fan in season sees of -til clad dolphins. And you see that nobody believed in you. I would. And in fact, we're still here. So. Did you take any days off? I don't think it's allowed to take any like, I mean, what you're outlining is just the most offensive possible origin story because you're coming in the Parcells era, and you're like, you know, hey, hey, I don't take it for granted. I was there for the rough times. The three years of Pete Carroll really really harmed in my youthful excitement for the sport. Now. I know that by virtue of, you know, being born when I was I missed the back she'll crappy Patsy IRS, which also why it's fun to be a pattern. But I never have like, okay. Yeah. Marshlands looking like, I told him. I my choose dog. Right. But it's fun and so much like I I kinda like everyone being against my team. Not in a nobody believed us way. But in like, you know, the the villain the underestimated you from day one is that what you're saying that, you know, I- questions about that a lot. And I think I haven't even reached my full potential yet. Because no one has spat my facing that you don't deserve to be here. I thought you're going to say, no one's you. Haven't reached your true potential because you're still working on your pliability, and achieving sufficient level of hydration that you will never age. You know, I like Tom Brady a lot more. When I didn't know anything about him. He's so much more likable when you don't know anything about him, we Michigan which was when my sister is at Michigan. It was he was like. You know, a likable figure in the sense that he was consistently being benched in favor of far shittier higher better recruited guy. It was driven. Yes. New York Yankees legend, drew Henson. And he. And you know, there's something kind of sympathetic about that. And he was at the time. He had not yet made his transition into kind of like non cruise figure. Yeah. Beyond because he's been through that thing where there was a period of time where he was just like sorta, handsome fashion, man. And now he's like at that like bleeding edge Silicon Valley thing where it's just sort of like, you know, there's some sort of kitten based slurry that he consumes so that his eyebrows, or like have glossier appearance or whatever like he's. But he's at that level of just full executive depravity. When when do we think that started to happen question is a good question? I think it was the second giant Super Bowl broken. Don't really remember a lot of crazy like I'm gonna blit forever suffer him until then. And then like slow, I the water that was like the first big thing and think that was like around yelich twenty twelve twenty thirteen and then it just, you know. There was also there was also a period where he he got something done to his hair some sort of extremely high tech implants and was one of Tim's like wait Wales here than he has a signal the thing each reach out to him. But this is you've mentioned that he has fake hair in the past. And you're the only person I know that said this, no, I think Tim Burke, also normal normal. You know? But if you go back and look at the hairline overtime at one point he has extremely exotic model hair possibly grafted onto his head the outfit start changing become more like flowing and street wear influence, and he becomes more of this kind of international fashion icon as opposed to Amir to Amir quarterback. And I think that's when it changed. I also I have many suspicions about Tom Brady involving his hair and his background. But I really wouldn't be surprised. This is also when a David miscarriage got his hooks into this is I think that a lot of the stuff that he gets credit for in terms of accuracy longevity the sort of astuteness with which he able to control the game. He's doing it. So much of that, you know, we talk about hydration we talk about his excellence, nobody talks about the fact that he's not five and that he's moved that. So far up the bridge that this one he's affected clear. I mean, you can tell that he's untroubled by Eaton's from one game to the next Lewis. I know comment. One thing. I do want to know when you see that the absolute worst people in the world, just the most insufferable shit bags are cheering. Do you feel you feel solidarity with them? Like like like when Albert breer is tweeting. You know, like nobody believed in us, and we can't be held back. You know, do you is that a moment where you feel like a solidarity with them connection? So here's the thing with that. I mean, no to answer shortly. But honestly breer nowhere near the worst of patents. He's he's one of the more publicly noxious. But like one thing I realized is Trump. Yeah. I mean, we had to get there at some point Kenton Walberg. I don't even know there was a Kevin wall. There is no there of you know, I was going to go Richard Spencer necks and then get to Trump. But that's the thing when you have Trump in your corner like the Albers kind of fade away a little bit. You're just like he's like an annoying guy until I maybe I just have a different feeling as a non pats fan, but I actually find your album types on specifically patriots related topics to be more out there than Donald Trump because he's Donald Trump and his takes on Curt Schilling and the patriots just don't even register. Yeah. They're just like things that that the TV told him or things that he kind of like he'd be a patriots fan if they weren't the patriots. And he didn't know anyone on them because he's like he likes to associate himself with like things that are big or successful like way like every time there's some sort of like major climate related disaster. He has a couple of tweets you're like is he bragging about the size of that hurricane. It seems like he's kind of like the biggest we've ever seen pouring in like look out Houston terrific have a great time like that shit. It. I think the patriots are to him the the category of four of you know, NFL teams, we're not giving them the five and in his eyes. You know, come back when you win a Super Bowl. We'll talk about in to whatever. Yeah. I was gonna say I will say yet the takes worse because he tries to be informed and is never informed correctly. Or is just like, you know, talking out his house. I think it's more just like if you come up to who do you hate being associated with as pats fan more? It's it's going to be Trump and has nothing to do with pets fandom. Sure. Sure. So two Tanzer question though. I when I was younger and thinking I was a lot smarter than everyone else. I was like, well, I'm not a bad pats, man. You know, I'm a good one. I can acknowledge that like they deserved to lose this game. And like that's its own form of dumb, arrogance like L, I I'm no better. And I root for the team. That's really good. But like for the right reasons, I realize now it's just like it was a happenstance that I'm Pat Finn. I just kind of leaned so many people that are kind of like that too. And I I mean, I don't have a problem with it. I have a problem with the patriots mostly because at this point. I'm just. I'm sick of this shit like in. It's not it's also something sort of frustrating about it. Like, I've talked about this before like, my friend who like grew up in queens, and it's fucking saints and pirates fan apparently because he was like choosing by color schemes when he was child that like these things happen. You know, people are weird. And I you know, it's not like he picked teams that would make it easy for Enron. Just pick teams that were black and yellow and the patriots. I'm assuming not, you know, a similar choice for us. But to me, the patriots of all the dynasties that we could get are the least compelling that. There's something there. You know? Undeniably, great. But like there's nothing I've been struggling. Maybe it's the fact that we've had ten years trying to do it. I have nothing to say about them like beyond that. I haven't already they didn't say six years ago. There's just something kind of like joyless and mechanized, and you know, brilliant, but unlovable about it. And like is there is there something that you as a fan? Of this team are getting from it in terms of that you're able to appreciate or enjoy in a way that civilians are not honestly, no. Since I would say probably the the sixteen in all eighteen in one season. Like, it's become more of just like what is the historical significance of everything they do. And that's not fun. Like, I, you know, having to argue not like oh is their defense. Good enough to Super Bowl but more like while Brady loses this one like what does that mean for his attornal fucking flame? I don't care about that as much that just makes exhausting, and and you know, talking about it with any pats fans, it's not like my roommate who has just moved in with recently as a pats fan. And honestly, we don't talk about it because there's not much just like, oh, we're gonna watch the game. That's the only narrative we have about it. Because like what we can't really say anything new. I think the most interesting things they've done r be bad and bad meaning like earlier this year when they were like one into because then you start thinking like, okay, I could this be the year. It's probably not. But also like why are they bad? Like, it gives you something new to talk about if they're just like consistently, you know, twelve and four that that's less fun yet s- ones. One thing. One thing I'm really the one thing I'm really looking forward to a Manchester United style collapse like an abrupt transition to a new regime that looks on paper. Like, it's gonna go. Great. And then they go like one in fifteen and no one can exactly figure out why coach fired in the middle of the season. Like that would be that would be fantastic. I feel like that would repay everything they will be. I mean, it seems like in some ways this is the thing. That's so difficult about you know, Bella check because it seems like he courts it every year. Like, it's just it's more and more him trying to see if he can like beat you with just humps or just like guys that he could like talk about lacrosse with or whatever. And I mean that does sort of manifest, and Richard Spencer been open about the fact that he's a patriots fan because they always have the most white players like that's his whatever. Which is. I'm sure there's a lot of other people who are less overt with it. But there's something about the way that the. For a while. It was like they were sort of arbitraging guys with compromised reputations in like a much more effective version of what the Bengals did, you know, and they would get like Corey Dillon would have like a bad rap. And then we'd go there and just like still be Corey Dillon. But he would be greater Randy moss or whoever which says a lot about how the NFL values reputations. This team is I think the most obnoxious because like just to look at the roster. It's not great. And I think that what I've been hoping for beyond. Obviously, a fantastic collapse would be great is that Bella check is there for it that he flies too close to the sun. And he tries to just have team just entirely guys from the naval academy to see if he can win the Super Bowl with that. And then he fucks up like, I need to believe that that's possible. I think we maybe have passed that point. There was a point where he was drafting in a way that was definitely like I'm smarter than everyone else, and it kept backfiring. I mean, they haven't drafted a good receiver in. I don't know how long almost like a point of. Ride to not have good receive not having outside receiver or to have you know, then you have this year's draft where they took Michelle in the first round. And everyone's like, oh, that's a reach. And I thought it too. I mean, I liked him a lot. But like they didn't need a running back and now he's busting what like one hundred seventy five yards or something against the chargers and like two touchdowns against the chiefs. Like, I think he's reigned in a lot of his little like chess gains with like, no one. It's just with himself in the draft. But yeah, I I don't know if are going to be at the point where like he's gonna kick enough people out to make the team crappy like, maybe they'll go, you know, nine and seven one year. But like, I think he has to go for that to happen. I think March manure right? And now, I'm very terrified of who the David Moyes of this situation is going to be I don't know that there are many sports stories of more enjoyed than just watching David Moyes on the sideline that season. So I'm really hoping for it. Yeah. I mean, the funny thing about it is obvious. He was way over his head. But the transfers were really field it, and that's why I hope whoever comes in. You know, doesn't try to replicate like keep keep the ballot check era going. I mean, honestly, my biggest fear is that it'll be mcdaniels that's the other alternative, and that that's going to be the fucking humps that like fell off his coaching tree and instantly splintered on impact like bring back Matt Patricia. And he's like the pride is back, folks. Like, we're going to do it. And we're gonna do it just like we've been doing it. And then like, whatever as there has there been a single bell check disciple that did welfare like more than like a season here there. I can't I can't think of the most successful as Manji Mus right because he made the playoffs. I mean villa. Brian is garbage. But he's made. And that's mostly because the Texans are really stacked would probably win the Super Bowl if they didn't have. Yeah. Oprah. Cool guys a cool guy who creates other cool guys intern. Tim, who's your least favorite patriot of the Bill? Check your just wanted to get mine on the record here. Do you have yours? But Brady, really. Yeah. It's not like beyond the to me. There was this period where he would have, you know, they're they're they're they're they're plenty who knowing me. But it's just you know, there's been so much over over so long and his his his face annoys me so much at this point. It's very Tom Cruise. I think is the direct comparison. So what's Brady's mission possible fallout? I still haven't seen that. I don't know. Everybody keeps telling have to see it. I mean, not to give Tom Cruise too much credit, but it's one of the best action movies. I've ever this point Tom Cruise is like, Tom fine. If you don't ask them to do anything that Tom Cruise can't do link. If you're like, you need to seem to termined, and we're going to need you to do that weird run in a straight line of for like a couple of seconds. And then like presumably also like. Attempt to kill yourself by doing some stunt where you just get thrown out of an airplane. And he'll do that. Great. It's just like I wouldn't ask him to like express ambivalence. Yeah. He does everything at the exact same level. No matter how injured his and actually it's funny. You mention the run fallout. I think it has to be like a director joke. There's a Tom Cruise run that lasts like a minute or so so gratifying, I remember most fondly is of Tom Cruise runs is from collateral because he looked so wolf ish and he's wearing a suit in it. And it looks like just for all the world like a guy like sprinting to the bathroom of Starbucks during like, it's like the movie itself is quite good. You know, if you like Michelman movies, but man, that's the goofiest crews anyway, my least favorite Kyle Eckel. The human victory cigar from the naval academy that Bella check us to send into rush for meaningless touchdowns at the end of blow outs. Lewis question. You're not going to get asked to this question. We're gonna take a break, and we're gonna come back, and we're not going to talk about the patriots anymore. Okay. Dick pills. Dick pills, dick pills. Now, you increase your performance and get extra confidence in bed. Listen up blue dot com. That's blue like the color now. It's not just for the guys with the dysfunction. It's ruining guy who wants in extra function in the bedroom. Try them out the other night how well they are just these pills. They're getting the raves people love him. 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Very exciting for players were elected in this week, including the first unanimous player ever who by math is now better than Babe Ruth, Ted Williams. He got it. The numbers don't lie which means that when they induct players and Cooperstown, it's going to be this. So be Marian Rivera. Edgar Martinez, ROY halladay and might be seen who were voted in. By the baseball writers of America that today's game committee as a Tim McNally selected Harold Baines. Lease myth, Bruce cursed. Phil Nevin Gary Matthews junior Richie sex. Gary Matthews senior awesome Macher Ron Coomer, Robb nen Franklin Stubbs Gill, mesh and navy Parise. So that'll be crowded stage in Cooperstown. Congratulations proud. We are all. Of them the the four that were elected this time around I actually found it extremely gratifying. I'm happy that all four of these evil are going in the hall of fame. I'm happy. I would have also been happy. If as we suspected might be seen ahead fallen like some hilariously small number of votes short. I mean, he was seven seven boats above the threshold. So you know in a very slight alternate reality. He would have been one God. I can't even imagine that that would have been Larry comes in at seventy four point eight it would've been good just in the sense. There would have been two days of like just every person that cares about baseball dragging some octogenarian that like only voted for whatever shillings like the only guys the only champion on the list that sorta shit. I'm really glad we've seen a win because as as resident Gizmodo media group. Teen, Lauren Tyson said, you know, was saying I have no I have. New real memories of of Mike McShane. I don't I don't know what his deal was. And I was saying, you know, disheartening it was he was basically Justin Verlander, and she was like he wasn't. She wasn't Justin Verlander. But it's it's it's just funny to me that I think especially among this group. He's going in as the sort of colorless figures getting in because he won two hundred seventy games because when you know when he was young he had amazing stuff, and he he was kind of yet a memorable personality because you so bland yet ornery his big thing was doing crossword puzzles, and every story that was done about him would mention the crossword puzzles as part of a narrative about how he was really it was a little too intellectual for major league clubhouse and while the other guys were like killing deer. Whatever it was. He was doing the cross one hundred percent assumed facts not in evidence that they were just like well this man is difficult to be around. And does crossword puzzles sue presumably fucking doctor house, but nobody acted also went to Stanford was big part? Part of their and he pitched in the way that like every great athlete sort of seems intelligent by accident. You know, the way that like it's like surprising to find out that Jason Kidd's fucking drunken loud because you see him out there. And you're like my God the vision, and it was the same way that like it was especially with the Orioles, or he was, you know, basically for a decent portion of his time there, you know, the top five pitchers in baseball, top three brilliant easily and teams that were otherwise completely remarkable. And so you'd watch them, and it would just be like the amount of mastery. That is required for him to be as good as he was seemed, you know tripled because everyone behind him was just these like cheesy steroid era Orioles or just like Chris Hoiles? Just kinda standing some weird place on the field. Clapping his hands. I also think that's why like Lauren's like I have no recollection of like, I I remember him only when he would play the engages on the Orioles. And I was like, okay. Like, he's really good fucking Yankees fan too. Cool. Good shout out to my dad who is and tried to get me. But I'm a Marlins fan with all that until respect. I wish we had a cut in where we could put a Scott sap singing Marlins will soar if you can do that. I it if you want me to not do. But no, I I think even. Even when he was on the Yankees. Like, I I don't have too many recollections of aside from like the perfect game. That wasn't there were multiple of them. But the Carl ever one is the one that I think I remember most clearly, and it was just he was just a guy who you'd look and it's like, oh, he's won like sixteen games. And like has a great back in the yard is. And I'm just like I'm glad he made it because I want more people to do what I did one day which was like, let me go look at his stats, and like, let me go watch some videos, and oh she was way better than I remembered because you know, the Orioles. Yeah. Who's watching the Orioles like the early two thousands and thousands Goco? Yeah. Tomsk oak is going to pop into this. Any minute and Kuwait man through the door. The like actually David was underrated. I don't disagree. Yeah. Of course. I'm also very happy for Martinez, especially they made it has since Welsh as long as he did complete shit. Yeah. Similar thing to be seen it though in the sense that it was like I mean, he was not a colorless figure, but he was didn't hit a on of homers. He was DA for teams that never made the World Series. And yet like he's so obviously whipped ass for twenty years as a major leaguer that it's annoying that he had to fucking sit around on the ballot for ten years while everybody debated whether this position deserves to exist, especially because with Messina he was he was never the best pitcher maybe a couple of years in the early mid nineties. You could argue it, but you know, Clemens was always around the only reason he would have been, you know, in contention to be the best pitcher in league was Clemens was having that little relative mid-career Trump. And then you've got Pedro. And Randy Johnson and everybody coming in. So. Just the the competition. He was around so fierce. But Martinez was the best the best hitter. In the American League. Frank Thomas aside in when when Thomas dropped off Martinez kept going he was top one or top two for good long while they're when they were held a lotta hitters. I mean the best hitter on a team with Ken Griffey junior. Peak is pretty impressive yet. And that's kind of a simple way of putting it. But yes. One hundred percent, correct as yeah. The Edgar thing for me. It was always not so much even that he was a D age. But that like he if you look at him, and you're like, okay, he obviously hit really well. But like to in a grander scheme of things like he never seemed like a guy who's like carrying team. Even though he very clearly what like he was you know, like probably what their third best player at the time like fourth. I mean, that's one of the other things I think with him because he's playing with a-rod at one point. He's with a rod Griffey Andranik Johnson. So. So jape Beauge. Don't don't disrespect J beurre. I just think you know, he he was never the best player on team. But he was so important to what they did. He he would chew up bases in like always be there just doing thing for so long. Like, basically didn't stop hitting three hundred until he was forty one years old. But he's also it's one of those things where if you were to build a candidacy that was custom built to get the worst opinions out of the worst people with hall of fame votes. It's the fucking hall of fame guy, you know, designated hitter who gets on base like forty five percent of the time for his entire career, forty two. If you want to be precise about it. And also, you know, whatever is place for teams that don't win the World Series and doesn't hit a ton of homers like, and I'm just glad that he that. He got his do because I honestly would have you know, two years ago. I would have thought that he wasn't going to get it. He had this kind of leat bounce in voting which it seems like Larry Walker, thankfully is happening to. Him now to where like, it's this thing. But they make you wait for six or eight years. And then eventually they fucking get religion on it. And they're like, all right. Well, this is all Famer I'm glad this is happening with good players instead of like. Writings? Yeah. Jim race. Wasn't a good player. But great players should say outing guys who really deserve that. So much of the debate about hall of fame. Guys comes down to that shit with like, a gym racy type thing to where it's like this culture war by by proxy type stuff in terms of like, no one appreciated what he was to those teams and so on and so forth, and like the I mean, I suppose that that's always an element of it's even Goldman murdered piece. I yesterday about how the the hall of fame basically divided between quantifies and sort of emotional than inherited. Yeah. And I think that that's, you know, fairly both sides have some say in it. It's just that like so often the, you know, the quantifying stuff leaves out a great deal or like reward compiler like McGriff grade type. And I don't know. I mean, the the narrative stuff is like, you know, I favor that more in terms of the emotions, but there's there's definitely some bad stories to tell as well. I. It's funny. You mentioned Jim racy as I got into an argument last night about it where my roommate was like might Maecenas in the hall of fame. Wiser, Jim Ryan. It's not as good. It's not. Yeah. Jim race was elected to the hall of fame because he had to seasons where he drove one hundred fifty runs the argument had a false premise, wait. Okay. The whole the guy that isn't in the hall of fame because he was supposedly a dick but deserves to be as dick Allen. So if you go home and argue with your roommate again, as you don't really it's fine. And Curt Schilling who I've I've strongly advocated should be in the hall of fame, and I continue to think so that's a genuinely bad human. It's interesting about the way that the voting shaved up beyond halladay got a ton of odes and deserved it. But also died tragically, and that does tend to be the sort of thing that voters reward absolutely deserve to get in. And then, you know, Marietto Rivera getting a hundred percent of the vote. Like, I have no problem with that. I think there's nothing like, I don't think anyone can be like, oh, you know, he shouldn't be in the hall of fame. And so by that logic, which you think is very simple like should be in the hall of fame. Okay. So he should be animus it never. Is because there's some withholding. I it was a narrative part of it too. Like having the first unanimous in like it being closer was so interesting that like it again, it's a position that may be isn't historically, well, not just a closer. But you know, arguably the greatest postseason player ever will end the guy the last guy to wear Jackie Robinson's uniform. And I think that's why it worked. But I'm saying like why before like, maybe if this had happened ten years ago? I don't know if he goes on unanimous. Yeah. Then that I was gonna say that the interesting dynamic in the voting beyond who was selected is that this year near misses were bonds Clemens, and schilling which means that like at some point there's a day of reckoning coming with either like to those three all three of them are located at the same time. And then that's kind of I mean beyond like discourse Armageddon. Like, it's this is the way that it works. It takes time for everybody to get over it. Everybody fucking hates schilling. He's awful. And of course, you should be in the hall of fame. I mean, it's like and with Clemens in bonds. I mean, that's the other sort of the idea of like beyond like, how did these guys get you in the fields or whatever? Like, you can't tell the story of baseball in that Europe without talking about Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, it's stupid, the try or Sammy Sosa Mark McGwire to my mind. But so is the guy really fucked in these discussions because and Rafael Palmeiro to a lesser extent. Relate as good as those guys. I mean, he was you know, he was very consistent. But I I don't know. I'm not I don't do them seen him in like a Harmon Killebrew type. He's he's not Hank Aaron, but right? But I think those other guys I mean, not hang Garin, but like to the hangar and levels, but like they're much more important. I think both to the story of baseball. But also just like statistically should be in. So yeah. So this is the one that I always get hung up on. Because unlike there's no reason he shouldn't be given what the rose, but also. Kind of get it get it in the sense that you know, who's voting why they're doing what they're doing. And therefore like you have to kind of like understand that this is one of the Kellyanne of it. But it's not it's different for him. Because it doesn't it has that sense of like, he's not being made the wait like, it's he's not gonna make it. And then at least he's not gonna make it through the writers votes. And then the whole today's game shit. Like, I mean, we talked about this like it's unpardonable to me. What makes Harold Baines Lee Smith hall of famers beyond the fact that their peers feared to them. And you know, I don't know that Sosas peers hold him in the specially high regard. I don't think so especially because he's been such a kind of embarrassing figure post-career nem. I mean, the act that anytime cells comes up now, it's either in the hall of fame discussions or like a new photo photograph entirely white room. Honestly, it was great story in Sports Illustrated year to go were Ben writer went out and reader, I always the guy you're talking with Astra's books. He's excellent writer and I've met him. So I hope he's not listening to Saint pronounce my fucking or but he he he went to Macau where Sosa is. Is a casino mogul, do definitely. He went to one of those places where it doesn't matter. Exactly. Where in the world, it is it is it is there. There's a Trump. They're they're there to oil barons who owned the UFC or something like that gambling. It's somewhere that like a JAMES BOND movie has right? Yes. Yeah. Like Craig jumped out a window of extremely tall hotel there. And also any crime is legal if you have enough money. Yeah. Like, I been kind of expecting to hear the story about how you know Sosa. Maybe like squandered his money. He built a zoo in his backyard, and you know, a fleet of cars and had come into difficulties. But it turns out now he's like an extremely successful entrepreneur investor who's fully aware of what people see when they see an all white and all white room with a tiger. And just like, you know, what to do about that. Much self-awareness there. And I'm glad he does, you know, it might be a bummer to us. But like if he's doing his own thing. I mean, my question is the same as those care. He's not in the hall of fame. The story. He kind of did I think care. I think he feels like I think rightly so a dicta- over by the cubs organization. Yeah. That's the one. He really it seems like you really struggles with that. You know, they've never had come back for Sammy Sosa day. And I guess the whole the cubs horrible owners want him to grovel and beat his breast. And you know, talk about all the dosages. He did. Whereas he just. Wants to come back wave to the fans and his uniform number retired, which they do Chris. I'm gonna win cowboy outfit and his wife again, put pictures on Instagram like ten basically identical pictures of them doing that. I remember there was some talk. I wanna say like early twin seventeen of maybe bringing him back in. And then like, I think that was when like the cowboy outfit thing immediately. There was a story after it's like sources say cubs ownership. No. Come on. I like the idea that that was like the last I want to believe it. I'm sure it was something like behind the scenes, but I'm gonna go ahead and believe it was they did not like the cowboy. Before we go into the break. I'm gonna say that I don't know that we need a White Sox minute here. But I will take a White Sox. Few seconds to talk about the comic possibilities of the setting up. Stopwatch White Sox who as as we know famously traded away. Sammy Sosa might want to appropriate him for these purposes. It would be very White Sox move to to sort of make Sammy Sosa into a cub and invite or into a SOX invite him to the park have Sammy Sosa day and just troll the cubs that way that would actually be the renegotiate do it too. I'm here for. Come back into delve into the fun bag. I guess. Yeah. Sorry. Yeah. If you noticed a strong smell onions, I've already opened the fun bag back in a moment. Pay. I'm Melissa Kirsch editor in chief of life hacker. And I'm Alice Bradley life hackers deputy editor, and we're the hosts of life hackers podcast, the upgrade on the upgrade. We help you improve your life one week at a time. We talked to guests like former hacker Hector Monseigneur about online security needs to be aware of how you could be attacked. 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We're gonna open the fun bag and stick or faces in it and smell it. And try not to barf and impress each other with how hard our constitutions are Louis says our guest, you'll be answering these questions first. How are you ready? No, okay. Good. First question's from Eric. Kind of close to the bone for me the other day. My girlfriend finds out that I keep a little notebook containing my username and passwords for various accounts on my desk in my bedroom. She thinks this crazy. I mean, we brought it up to gauge our to our friends to gauge their thoughts. They all agreed. Apparently, they just memorize their passwords, but I automatically logged into things like Netflix and g mail, and so if I get locked out, there's no way I'm remembering that password who's right here. Louise, oh, definitely not what's his name. Eric Eric is very not correct. Because listen, I think what twenty thirty years ago, they invented this little thing called forget password. And you just reset it and you move on with your life. It takes one minute at the most. But it's annoying. It is knowing you know, what is probably worse having to find your little notebook finding the password and reloaded, and then also get made fun of because you're kind of Dewey, I I not only do this do this. Despite the fact that among so among my job responsibilities is to. You know is to. Kind of cetera advise on whatever, you know, some some security standards around things like two factor authentication and things like that in the newsroom's like if somebody wants to know how to do this with account or whatever they're supposed to come to my desk, and you know, we can help them out. So I am very aware that this is not good practice, and you should never do it. You should have everything on last past or a similar service. And you know, this is the buckle waiting to happen. I will leave my bag in a bar sometime. Somebody will get my computer and my list of fucking passwords, and then they will go in and get like a bunch of secret documents for stories, we're reporting on also famously lived on the edge in terms of how you may take your personal information like security, you're upset and as in ways that no one's ever has for while. He used his passport as a wallet. He's. So I so, yeah, I come down, and I wanna chastise Eric, but I would really just be chastising myself. Yeah. This is the same for me. I mean, this is really where the split is that Louise's a young person and a high functioning individual timid I or older and oafs so. Yeah, Kelly, I got a piece of paper on my fucking shit right on it at one that was actually tore up into little pieces recently when I was cleaning out my desk because it had information from like, you know, the retirement account, I had three jobs ago or whatever. And like they might even still be money in there. Like, I suck it being adult like the stuff. I'm not great at it. Oh, yeah. My notebook has like how to log into all all the Bank accounts. Thank god. They're ones that I don't touch and those are the ones with the with the money, and I do it because for credit cards and stuff like that. It is annoying to have to constantly be resetting your password. I don't remember stuff is good because my mind is going fifty one years old. You know, what I mean like I've had a lot of work done, and I look very youthful. But there's a lot of stuff in my head that doesn't work the way suppose. Anymore? And but I do have this fear for me. It's not necessarily because I don't have any operational responsibilities here at the Moto media group. Thank goodness of. But I do have this fear. It's very vivid image in my head. It's the first I've spoken about it of somebody robbing my home and finding my list of passwords in my desk. And just being like who the who is this idiot. And like how do they do? They let him out and the idea of being owned twice. I this person's at my house, stealing my stuff. And then they're like, oh, I can just like call his like, that's how you become a Mark for life. And they just keep coming back because they're like, oh this guy. Writes fast words down. He never locked the door. He doesn't have the alarms. Yeah. Because he forget I the five digits like who has time to remember five digits three Schorr five in this economy. Like, yeah. It's embarrassing that that is the way it is Eric you're obviously wrong. And yet, I think to the three. We we say you're the commitment to being wrong. And so I will take back my calling Erica to know. Well, all right. That's good. Not changing the judgment. Just not. You're also lunatic. You've created from deep tweenies. Congrats Victor asks I know ninety nine percent of Twitter is a health scape. But I have a special distaste for coach Twitter, it's filled with mis attributed inspirational quotes about leadership terrible sports takes and a level of Trump support to rival that of rural Wyoming sports reporter, so often have no choice, but to see a re tweet of Vince Lombardi tribute account in my time one what is the worst segment of Twitter that you on some level cannot avoid to work or some other obligation very easy for a while. I wrote a lot about wrestling and wrestling Twitter is I'd say forty percent pretty good like commentary jokes means whatever and sixty percent doors people on the internet. They're only see the top part. But yeah that I I've found that. People always like, oh like love following through like re and stuff. Because like, I know what's happening. I'm like hope, but you don't know how much I have to go through to get those tweets. Good example, as the the Daniel Bryan thing that happened history where he like, criticized baby boomers and Vincent man and saying capitalism has ruining the world. I was supposed to make him a he'll I think they don't understand the funny thing is too is. He, you know, he's going against AJ styles who's like very conservative and like need just go on like, Jack Pacific pod or something. Like that Steven Crowder's was big wrote about it for this morning. And it was a fairly like strenuously political because styles such a just a dilatot interview. So like crowd repeal aren't you mad about that Gillette razor ads that like, you know, they've been like everybody on the few that for two days and lifestyles oral show that much. All brands are good. You've got to have them be sharp though, like. That sounds like it just. Sixty percent. I'm curious about this who are these guys just random people? Honestly, it's you know accounts, I have five six hundred dollars. But they're people tweet about it, and like engage with I'm like, okay. I'll I'll I don't follow them anymore. I just have a list like I have like a wrestling Twitter list's, and like a lot of it is just getting mad at the women in WW because of course, and also being horny for the women those to kind of go hand in hand because the classic Twitter. And then really the main part that makes unbearable, and it's why unfought people is just like the infighting of like who is smarter than who has fans. And I mean, then the wrestling's because everyone's idiot, but like smarter about like, the backstage drama and all that and like who can retrieve Dave Meltzer more at like namedrop ship with talking about being plugged in. Like, oh, yeah. They're like, you know, I heard from my guy who is a PA at the last show that like, you know, I don't wanna slap her anyone so something heaven, and you're just like, okay. Like that is not true, clearly true. But you're going to argue about it for the next two hours. Mazing hate it. What a cool outline identity. Kenny. Omega knows my cousin actually mentioned Kenny omega. Because that is probably the worst part is Kenya. Mak- fans, they take everything. So personally, if you dare to say that Kenny omega is not the best wrestler of all time. And I'm just like, yeah. He's really good his matches. Don't always do it for me. And they're like you are going to hell like, yeah. Do you even play video games, bro? Tim, do you have an answer for this? For my job. I stick my head into a lot of horrible Twitter. We all live in a toilet. That's something that's worth bearing in mind here Victor too. Yeah. I think in the in the spirit of the question, I'll say I'll say political political media Twitter like having like just routine bad, Maggie Haberman tweets are the ones like when when when it left deadspin. I unfold actually a ton of coach accounts because I know exactly I know exactly what our questioner is talking about. It's like some some Yokel coach who just you know, tweeting every twenty five minutes with seven hashtags like picture. You know pictures of lions within spiritual close line Twitter's its own special thing yet. Yeah. I I would say like media beef Twitter, which I obviously engage in part of the problem. But it's but it's really to me. The thing is someone like Nagy Haberman doing some. Some like really wised up or knowing tweet about you know, like what people inside the White House are saying or chastising other reporters like inscrutably is this is the shit that drives me nuts political Twitter, which was one of victor's suggestions, actually in terms of the bad Twitter's that one could be a part of like, I agree. And for me, it is also like political Twitter in general. But to me, it's like it's that level of it that here of like, it's like a what lay kills Brian Windhorst for doing anytime. Some fucking trait happens or whatever. And he's like I actually knew about that, you know, and with Haberman, it's her job. I guess be like well sourced or whenever. But like there's something that particular type of signaling, especially when it's about stuff that has real fucking import. That's like really, terrible and bad and scary and has an impact on people's lives. And then you're sort of like like he really believes that this plays well with his base, but when he threatens like fucking. Drop a bomb on Brasilia because they were like, you know, like some marched. Yeah. You'll have you'll have somebody who's just like, you know, they'll they'll quote tweet about some horrible shit. Right. Like, you know, more kids dying in concentration camps than previously known, and then someone from like politico or congressional quarterly will just quote it with like, you know, more going on behind the scenes than people realize here. That's I guess the real if the people who do the thing there's this bizarre thing that a lot of political reporters doing now where they put the names they put any names of people the writing about in all caps like it was in declassified CIA screenplay. Thinking. But I think the worst part of politics Twitter for me is the people who are in the same vein as Hiver ironically tweets like today's the day Trump became president do that so much anymore. But at the beginning that people did that earnestly. Yeah. Some of the craziest ratios that I've ever observed. It was incredible. After the Philip Rucker. I remember like a politics editor at the Washington Post. I think did one after like Trump's first state of the union, which was again, just pure garbage. Stephen Miller stuff. It was like you. Remember, the marine that he got killed in New Jersey or some other country, and they had his wife there. And there was some Trump. His name is etched forever into the annals of America. Like, Trump does not first of all doesn't remember having given that speech, but for sure like nothing is fucking etched into his mind. Like somebody's first name like he never earned like any of that rhetoric. And that was you know, that one was greeted with a couple of legal maybe is going to pull it off at this. At least at this point. Everybody knows that he's not gonna talk and pull it. And you know, now, if you were to tweet that you wouldn't derision to just be like, whatever or you need to be wake crazier and twenty nineteen than you did in twenty seventeen ration-. I think that that's to answer. The earlier question about how WWE thinks Daniel Bryan is fucking. He'll when he's basically doing Matt Crispin troppo rants. Like odd Cameron. They don't understand where like ownership or management, whatever. It doesn't understand where the actual discourse is now that like if you want him to be crazy like you should be doing the like who's the communist party guy that just gives four hour speeches these. Yeah. He should be doing like you need to be at the vacation level. Like, you can't be the sort of thing where it's like boomer's got into this problem with climate change or whatever. 'cause like even the fucking Kenya. Mega-guys on Twitter like it isn't pretty bad every younger person knows it. We got time for a non Trump question and Trump question. So I'll do it Peter asks I make most of the meals for my family, my wife and others. Tell me what a good cook. I am. But can someone really be considered a good cook? If all they do is follow other people's recipes, which is what I do shirl eyeball ingredient amounts to make slight alterations here and there, but wouldn't it be more accurate to say that I'm good at following directions? And not a good cook. Yes, it would be and I say this from personal experience because this could have been me writing they're in a different era. I think the thing was following directions. As it's great, and you can make great meals out of it. And you know, people will praise before it, and I always felt really like imposter syndrome about it. Like, I would make something that. Objectively was really good. But I'm like, I didn't improvise anything. I just went online. And it's like, how do I make XYZ followed? It exactly I don't even eyeball ingredients. I like have measuring cups. Unlike maybe I'll throw in a little bit extra garlic because always. But yeah, I I it's something I always grappled with where I'm like, I wanna cook from my friends and stuff, but I know this. Oh, this is so delicious great cook. I'm like, no, not like, I know great people that in my life who like I will die for them to cook me one meal. They're great hooks me and the reader, not not cokes. I say it's bullshit if you know, it's very easy to fuck recipe up. And and a lot of the point of being a good cook is to make people is to make people good food and have them enjoy it. And so if you you know, knowing what kind of thing execute that. You can do you can actually follow the directions on is, you know, show some show some humility and self awareness and. Desire to actually, sir. People something good. I know that the stuff I fuck up is when I try to make something way over elaborate. And then I'm just like smokes going off in the kitchen, and I'm fucking cursing. And I'm supposed to be like this supposed to thicken twenty minutes ago. Like, why isn't it doing it? And I'm I'm badgering, my wife to come me, and she's like, cook and fucking dinner. So yeah, I would say I would say a lot and possibly most being a good cook is is is being able to follow directions, and knowing what directions you were capable of following. I'm inclined to agree with that. I'll agree with that. While still saying that like if you know your age than following recipes shouldn't be that hard. So I think the more important part knowing like what you can do. Yeah. I did a lot of that. When I was starting out cooking that would I had like the joy of cooking three cookbooks. And there'd be a lot of stuff in there. I'd be like I'm gonna make a French mother sauce, and I'm going to use it. So I'm going to make like a put like some sort of, you know, superconcentrated Demi glossy type thing like I didn't know how to fucking do that. And I cooked it till turn into marshmallow, and I froze it and I threw it out two years later like I didn't with this. I think some of it is is known your limitations. But as like following directions is extremely underrated where cooking. Yeah. In life. I mean in general that also with food stuff if if the only good cooks out there were people that were able to sort of. Like like these weird sinister that could like look at two vegetables sitting next to each other in a magic ways to marry those flavors like there'd be a dozen. Good cooks. I would I would also say our readers should have more confidence because, you know, becoming a, you know, mature cook improvise in the kitchen is just a matter of doing so and then realizing like you are not going to fuck something up. And even if you don't feel comfortable doing that you can always mix things up like in terms of what I make tends to be pretty pretty straightforward. But the stuff I the stuff I come up with the I think is fun and novel is not necessarily like making a dish a certain way, it's putting different things together. Like serving them to get like, he'll not a dish, exactly. And recognizing what things would would go. Well with each other. The one thing that I we cook a lot this is like we're at that stage of being washed in our lives, and we don't have kids. So this is basically like, you know, this is what we do the. But will sometimes if we go to a good? Restaurant and have like a really, you know, there's certain things that you ordering a restaurant that you're just not going to ever be able to make it home. And that's like part of the fun of it. You know is like I don't wanna have to clean up after something that's fried. I don't have all data's like delicately build flavors into some sort of Braise or whatever. But every now, and then we'll get like a very simple sort of like, a salad or vegetable preparations or something. And then to go home and try to sort of reverse engineer that as best we could with ingredients that we can afford and things that we can do with our like hideous useless, paddle like hands is kind of actually like that's a fun thing to do. It's a nice way to to humble yourself. But it is also the sort of thing that sort of reveals the the difference between like there's inches of conceptualizing that stuff, obviously like I'm not capable of creating my own sort of combinations. Like that I can barely get blogs up. But the idea of like, you know, finding some way to use the skills that you have to recreate experiences the joy like that's fun. Even if you don't do it perfectly. I think I'd do that the most with like sandwiches. But I like, you know, like you'll and this was a discussion as I was getting dragged in slack for my food takes which we will dive into here. But like people are like, oh, I got this delicious sandwich. Like, I want to recreate at home and something I found is like you can recreate it perfectly like same ratio of ingredients on that. But like also the quality that the restaurant gets probably better than what you're gonna get. So it's always a little disappointing restaurant cheats to where it's like the reason that things tastes good. There's got fucking duck fat in it. And like, I know that, but I'm not gonna if I could at home. It's all I can do to us. The amount of butter that recipe says supposed to use it feels like cheating. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you know, the tastes better in the restaurant because they put you know, an amount of butter. You would never ever ever ever put it in put way more salt than you would ever conceive of. And then lo and behold. When you're in a carefully manicured a visual environment. Playing your senses as opposed to standing there in your bathrobe, while your stove shoulder pudding at each other health. It's interesting point see that. So we have a Trump question this week, and is kind of a classic, but I selected it because it's something that I still for all of the consideration that we've done of him over the last year and change that I've been on the podcast. I still don't know the answer to the Trump question of the week is from Austin, do you think Donald Trump does his own hair? Or does he have a stylist signed a blood of the do his hair and never speak of it in my brain both of these are plausible need answers because refuse to read any of his garbage books within which this answer probably exists. I think he has a stylus. I think Trump does not have the mechanical ability to replicate his hair everyday like that. You know, the only thing I'll give him credit as the man is consistent in his horror. Hair? And I just don't think he has an m I think he would get to the point where he wakes up one day. And she was like, I don't wanna do this. I don't have Trump way. Sorry. But I don't wanna do this today. And they would just be like flopping around. I think he has to have probably multiple Silas, and like we never hear from them again. They're just kind of live wherever he happens to be at the moment, spinal tap drummers. Exactly. Yeah. I think it's one hundred percent he has a stylus. But I think there's a trick answer here. Which is that I think in the morning, he pulls the flaps of hair that like fall down to his shoulder and piles them on top of his head before the style. Like, I think it's very important for him that the stylus not think he's bald and has an extremely expensive set of like scalp implants and comb over it's interesting people to clean up before the maid comes. Yeah. Exactly. Like, I don't like I don't think the stylus sees him with a foot and a half long flap of hair hanging off to the side. And then does it. I think he definitely does some sort of styling of some sort of din, Tony bounty like just out there for people that have photos of him without his hair up yet. I mean, that's a standing that's a standing offer. But you know, the thing is Ashley find did find like what the deal with his hair is. I mean, she talked to the people who made the surgery. Yeah. So we we know the truth of the hair. Tomsk Ohka also was close up with him years ago at some event. I know why and took a photo with his camera. This maybe like two thousand twelve so it's not like a super high resumes like you'd get with the brand new iphone? But it was it was it was a good quality image of the thinness at the back, which is one thing about Trump's hair that I think people don't realize the link to goes to only be photographs from certain angles, which when you're the president is pretty hard. There's a lot of cameras around. But if you know if you get close up and take photos of it, there's a lot of scalp happening and a lot of swirls and sutures. And that's the thing is that I think that that can centers is is closed, and I think there are professional stylus involved. I do think that he does a lot of it. Because I think he thinks a lot about it. I don't know what he like we've been over the fact that like, I, you know, his mind is just old just dog food at this point. But I do think that this is. Going to be like the last thing that goes from him. And so he remembers his angles. But I think he can get his hair into that. Like, I mean, it's obviously very difficult because it is there's really not a lot of hair. It's like one of those weird like those sponge sugar things that you get on top of fancy desserts. Sometimes that kind of like there's an elaborate amount of you know, just craft that goes into it. But I could also see him in his bathroom just like emptying bottle of hairspray with making that poopie face a make experience concentrating on stuff. And like, I think he does do a decent amount of that. Like this the thing with it is it's like it's elaborate, but it doesn't look good. It's not the sort of thing where you know, if you found out that he was like an expert horseman say that would be surprising. But this is the sort of thing where like if just. You're you're thinking about it though. But this is sort of where it fits to me that like it would be something that he really applies himself to because it's so fucked up and stupid looking that this is like this be his Nash and project. I I also one of the one of the questions I have about him because as we've previously discussed his brain is depending on the like stuck somewhere between eighteen eighty seven and nineteen ninety one is, you know, the the product initially used may not be on the market. So does he does he have a warehouse full of awkward like at some point that he did he say like purple is what I need to look like this. And I'm going to hedge against the possibility that the aqua net company will go to business so many I'm gonna get my stock, and I will say not awkward, but that would be a very relatable thing. Like, if you find a product you like, and you're like, this, isn't that popular might go out of business. Like, I definitely have stocked up. Yeah. I have of like, you know, where his might be like horrendous hairspray mines like this particular brand of gum that I really like a way to fucking gum again. No. But it's not so one particular gum that Lewis was talking about. It's coming that one's Venezualan like Latin American gum. That's different the one. I'm thinking of is this sports thority. I didn't even know if it's from them. But these sports already this quench gum. You bought from sports authority. Yeah. It's this is performance supposed. I just like the flavor of the one flavor. Did you ever have data not? But okay. Yeah. It's not great offering some of that as well. We're gonna have a big that's been gum off the the gumshoe off. All right. Well, I think we've as retained that whatever it is Donald Trump is doing with this. And whoever is doing it for him. We would like to know more. Yes, we would certainly like to know more. But I don't know that we ever will. Because everybody wants to know more. Nobody's found the I long suspected that Evonne Cup was the stylist, but they're not together all the time. And he still maintains the consistency. So it's made it a little more mysterious photos where it looks as specially bad. Like, it seems like he's like maybe he's having a bad day. Maybe it's humid or whatever there's one of him sitting next to Brady where he just like it looks like a like a Chia situation just had to bring back the no 'cause they both look good it Brady looks very natural in it. Yes. 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And today, I'm gonna talk to Zach cram about a human being who goes by mad bum were bringing this whole thing together. Zach crab Madison. Bumgarner has submitted his eighteen no trade clause submissions. According to Ken Rosenthal. And we're gonna talk about this you, and I yeah. The eight teams according to Ken Rosenthal are the Braves Red Sox cubs. Astra's burgers, Yankees, Phillies and cardinals. So look at those eight teams and what they have in common their all at least potential contenders or likely contenders. I think the immediate reaction that some people had was well, Madison. Bumgarner doesn't want to go play for a contender. That's obviously not what this is about le-. Let's not let's that stance is silly enough that we probably should just gloss over it. But I do wanna spend a minute on it. Because. Like their their baseball players who have the reputation for like not having quote unquote, the will to win at. I can't imagine a less convincing person to make that argument about than Madison. Bumgarner noted postseason coward, Madison. Bumgarner who never came in and relief in game seven of the World Series in pitched five innings. I think a lot of that reputation was built up and rightfully so in that twenty fourteen World Series where he pitched like half of the giants innings. Allowed what six earned runs the entire postseason, but he had a relief appearance in after a start in the twenty ten and I'll see s when he was just a twenty year old rookie like this is he is the definitive postseason pitcher of our generation. I think so well, it's good to touch on this later. But this feels like a time to bring it up when we're talking about Madison, Bumgarner, we're going to deconstruct what his value might be at this point is career. How much stock do you put in the quote, unquote playoff? Magic. I don't know. I think this is where analytics kind of has a touchy area like if you were going into a postseason start tomorrow. Would you wanna have Madison Bumgarner Clayton Kershaw? I think Kershaw is a better pitcher, but Bumgarner has the playoffs success that Kershaw has typically not experienced and how much steak do you put in that? I don't know. I also think that depending on where a team that might wanna trade for him is in the standings that could be an additional bonus. Like, I don't think Houston, for instance, has necessarily going to need a starting pitcher given all the minor league depth. They have and the bullpen depth. But let's say a team like Houston. That's already ahead by decent amount in the division and ends up thinking like we don't need to worry about the last two months of the regular. She's and we only need to worry about October. I wonder if that comes into play a little bit more there than for a team. That's like were two games back of the wildcard. Maybe we should trade for someone. Maybe not. Yeah. I think. There's something to it. I, you know, I don't want to go so far as to say that that there is such a thing as a clutch, gene. But I think there we can, you know, dry, you know, draw inferences from from past performance that certain players react better to to pressure than others. And I think the way this gets talked about most of the time is kind of a it's a reactive and really uncharitable way to to look at it because athletes fail in Spall playoff samples all the time for a variety of reasons. Some of which we never learn about is the public. And so I think it's I don't detract from players who don't come up big in the in the postseason because as we've learned from guys like al-sharif gays or berry bots players who have this kind of reputation have until they don't and sometimes they they flip out and are the best player in in a post, you know, in a run of the World Series. You know, this happens. But there are you know, I think that that in any group of. People. There are some who get really get up for high pressure Beaumont's. And I think, you know, you don't get to become a major league player or certainly not a good major league player if you can't handle pressure on some level, but Bumgarner spin he's stepped up his game in the ploughs enough that I, you know, I don't know if that's the difference between me going out and getting him versus our geo Gonzales in quite the same kind of pitcher. But you know, what I mean like somebody who who has similar regular season resume by doesn't have that spectacular track. Record. I will say that you know, the twenty four team World Series is five years in the past now. So this is I think the most interesting part of any Madison. Bumgarner trade speculation. Is you look at his performance. I think as a as a pitcher overall that postseason performance caused him to be a little bit overrated. But over the past three years, you know, he's been he's been good. Not as good as he what is was it his peak. He's had a couple freak injuries that caused them to miss half twenty seventeen and a half two thousand eighteen. What do you make of of Bumgarner as like the total package now, I should amend. Perhaps my previous statement about a team that might only be fighting for wildcard not being invested him. If you want someone to pitch in a one game playoff. Maybe Bumgarner your man he's appeared in two wild card games throwing a complete game shutout each time. But like you said those where several seasons ago several injuries ago, I have been encouraged by Bumgarner start to the season. I was pretty worried about him after the end of last year because it wasn't just the injuries. It was the fact that his strikeout rate was way down his walk rate was up. He was succeeding still if you look at metrics like ERA, but a lot of his underlying indicators were trending in the wrong direction. He's perked backup a bit. This year though. His strikeout rate was only twenty percent last year. It's up to twenty five. Now, his walk rate has been cut by more than half. He has tied for the second best walk rate. Among all qualified starters right now. And he is Alex lost. Any velocity are. Changed his pitch mixed or anything. He's just pitching batter with what he's always done. So I think he's a better pitcher now than he was last season. And that's good news for teams that might wanna trade for him. Yeah. And the other thing I would say if you're looking at him down the stretch if if you're a team that's chasing wildcard spot or in that in that mix. I think the the public perception of Bumgarner as like the spectacular one game playoff stoppers. Actually, it's not the thing. I like about him the thing. I like about him is that if he's not falling off its quad bike or you know, getting his hand broken by a line drive. He's good. A give you seven innings seven decent innings every five days and just that's a quality. That's almost I think rarer than the ability to really go out and shove for five innings and eighty pitches if everything's working for you in a high pressure scenario like seen all manner pitchers be able to do that in the postseason over the past. Few years. But guys who can really just you know, that you're gonna have a chance to win when he's on the mount he's he's really steady hand on the on the wheel and from his perspective. I think we are certainly of the same mindset here that good on him for potentially exercising. His no trade clause. There's a reason that we'd ever said why he submitted? This less reason that these clauses are negotiated. So from his perspective, he knows that. The giants aren't going anywhere this year, and he's going to be a free agent after the season. So they almost certainly have an incentive to trade him. So for him. You know, if San Francisco could trade him to the Yankees or trade him to the cubs. Maybe if there are multiple options this allows him to pick and choose which team which city he wants to join, and that's not a bad thing for a player to be able to have Jonathan Luke cry and your size that a couple of seasons. Go John Carlos Stanton exercise did to Cole hamels. So there. I think I'm not sure if it's just because I'm paying attention to it more or if it's actually happening more often. But there's a reason that players should have this power. And I think Bumgarner will still probably end up going to one of these teams just affords him the freedom to choose which one. If there multiple scenarios at it to choose not only the the situation that he wants to go to the team he wants to play for. But maybe have you know, this was lucrative thing. He I think the the rub with him turning down the train to Cleveland was they didn't promise not to pick up its player option which had had him. This was when Luke rose one of the best catchers baseball was being paid like a middle reliever. And if he had managed to free agency year earlier, I probably would have been worth something like ninety million dollars to them. And you know, I it's he went to Texas anyway and ended up not having a over that. But it's worth a shot. So. You know, I like, the the Bumgarner, you know, this does feel like you said the Astor's might not be in the market for pitcher. But these are these are other teams that have need and are going to have or going to be in it down to the to the very end of the season. You think you know, how much could the Red Sox is just another reliable starting pitcher or the Phillies? Another one more reliable starting pitcher the Burs every team on this list. Almost you could imagine them being a physician in June or July where Bumgarner is you know, the difference between them making the ploughs not. And it's maybe a little bit too early to start thinking about this. We usually don't see big-name midseason trades until at least after the draft which is in early June. But there aren't that many reliable starting pitchers who could be available this summer or any reliable starting pitcher period. Yes. That was the point. I was making a couple minutes ago. And a lot of them have already filtered onto the good teams. So it's not like the warriors are going to have. Starting pitchers. Anyone wants maybe like Caleb Smith from the Marlins, but he has a few years left on his contract. And then you're down into like, Mike minor for the Rangers. Maybe an I happen to like, Mike minor. But I don't think any fan base is going to be more excited about Mike minor joining the team than Madison Bumgarner, which does bring up the question if you were a team like the twins who I wrote about earlier this week. They had at least when I wrote about them the best record in baseball. But they could definitely use some rotation help. If you're Minnesota would you rather get Bumgarner trade the prospect. So you'll need to trade for Bumgarner. Would you rather just pay the money that it takes to sign Dallas? I mean, you know, where I stand on that. I'd probably rather have kaikal Bob Garner's pitcher. Although I, you know, I'm that's I don't think that's universal opinion. There's room for disagreement on that. But if you're gonna sign douse kaikal, and you should have done in the off season. And that's you know, I it's just frustrating that they didn't take that that measure or you know, if it's just money you can do both. I can't imagine. The Bumgarner is going to this close of free agency being who he is at this point is crew who's reliable, but die, you know, a top ten pitcher in baseball. It's not gonna take that much to get him away. From the giants particularly for a team like the twins with a farm system is deep is a hat. So I don't think that's an exclusive thing that you you have to do one or the other. But I don't know for some reason just kaikal not having pitched this deepen the season feels risky to me at this point. You said that the cost of garner wouldn't be that high. I tend to agree with you. I think every summer now, we're like, wow, big that rental for such a small price. But that's kind of where the sport is now at least for non elite relievers. I think like in twenty sixteen when the key is brought back labor Torres for all this Chapman. And Clint Frazier injustice Sheffield for Andrew Miller that was kind of a nominally in rental players at this point are not fetching the best prospects. Like the dodgers brought back you Darvish in twenty seventeen trade and that was for Willie Halloween who's a decent prospect and to lower guys. I imagine the price. Rebound garner would probably be similar. Yeah. I I mean Calhoun a good prospect. But Bumgarner is in is good. Now is Darvish was then. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. This is a where where would you like to see him go where do you think he's a good fit? I think even though Bumgarner is hitting like perhaps his reputation suggests he is he still fits better in the National League. I just like having that possibility of hitting and I like seeing him in those games. I think Atlanta is maybe the best nationally fit just because the Braves have so many young pitchers in young pitchers who aren't necessarily reliable I've discussed that before on this podcast. It seems like they have a lot of number three number four types. So they could use not only just a veteran who's been around. But someone like you said who's going to be stable in there at Haitian and eat up a lot of innings. I think that would make a lot of sense and the brave certainly have the prospects to give back without making too much of a dent in their farm system. I like I just like the idea of the twins going all in. I think that's where I'd I'd put him. But you know, I think the Phillies are in a in a similar situation of the Braves. I think the brewers earn a similar situation of the twins. You could see moving to the cardinals. I will say there's part of me that's going to be sad to if he does end up moving. There's a part of me it's gonna be sad to see him go. 'cause you know, I'm obviously all four free agency and free movement appliance and stuff. But like there is something to him being and I contact member those three championship giants teens where it's gonna it's gonna feel weird seem in a different uniform. I will say so guys pitchers like that who get traded like the Verlinden the Verleger trade. I think wasn't as weird as it could have been because and this is gonna sound very strange, but the Astros have the same colors as the Tigers away. Uniforms and the same with hamels moving from the Phillies to the Rangers to the cubs. Like, I wanna see Bumgarner. Completely different colors, which I guess like we're almost guarantee to because the giants with the black and orange. Let's say trade him to the Orioles. That's that's a near certainty. Bumgarner just looking at the shape of his career is really interesting because he is only twenty nine years old this shot like, yeah. That's the same age as Zack Wheeler. That's the same age as Ross stripling who are pitchers we think as up and coming and oh their best. His might still be a head of them. Bumgarner has had an entire career at this point. Obviously that's because he came up so young, but he also came up on this giants team. So it wasn't just that. He was a twenty year old in the maters was that he was a twenty year old on the biggest stages, and he would like had his icon ick postseason run when he was just twenty four. So he still has a long career ahead of him. I think the way he's bounced back this year makes me a lot more confident about how he's going to age obviously that Matt. There's more for after the season when he's a free agent, and hopefully isn't left to wait like all the other thirty year olds have been over the last few seasons. But it's just really interesting to look at that trajectory and think that he still has maybe some positive days ahead of him. Yeah. We'll see. Yeah. I mean talk about accomplishing a why really early in Crear that. I mean that icon crun- to the that you talked about in two thousand fourteen you know, twenty four years or twenty five years old. He's one of those guys with a birthday that's closer to be refuge. Cut off. Twenty five years old that was his third rank which is incredible. So anyway, it's gonna be I don't think trade is imminent, but it's worth preparing ourselves for in advance. Because it's like I said it's gonna be weird seeing a different uniform one guy we can count on being in the same place next week. Is that cram? Thank you as always for joining me. Thank you. How often do you think about your socks if you're like I used to be not much, but I recently discovered socks change away. I think about socks forever called Bhamas. Now socks might ordinarily be just these December disposable solid colored rags keep you from getting blisters on your shoes. Baba's or not that fashionable comfortable long-lasting articles of clothing, the most comfortable, Saxon. The history of feet. They're made of super soft natural cotton. And every pair comes with arch. Support a seamless toe and a cushion foot bed that's comfy, but not too with many colors patterns licensed. Owls Baba's great. 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But why don't you give us a quick rundown of what he's doing a wide so special? To during conversation. I was having with tear who's another writer Enos looking at some of the plate discipline stats that we have is all perspectives there also fan drafts are all over the stack Z contacts, which is the amount of times or the percentage that a hitter mixed contact women swing of that's in the strike zone. So it's a fairly granular stat. But it is indicative of how good evanger is at making contact. It is that they should be making on on announce reduce rates at the top of the Lee at just under ninety seven percent in Z contact rate. So what I did was you know, I thought it was really interesting guy. That's been able to us far hit for some power was serious. How Haman that really was around the league. So I looked dating back to two thousand eight so the last eleven or ten seasons change over. We haven't twenty nineteen at the guys were the best at times act in the strike zone. And. The list is a lot of guys that you might expect. I would like to literally read this list on the air because like you can say guys who make a lot of contact in the zone ten now tiff for power. But I think these names really drive that home could extend it just saying that would not. So here's here's A-List David Fletcher this year, Ben revere in two thousand fourteen Zach granite 2017 Aaron miles in two thousand eight j b shuck in two thousand sixteen I can't believe j b shuck was playing in the majors that on Cesar is terse and twenty twelve Ben revere again in two thousand fifteen Eric Sogard the face of baseball in twenty fifteen Ovar and Fontaine twenty eleven. There is no power. And then there's this list of players as I put it in table with. Baseball prospectus deserved room created plus stat where Virginia top list, he's beating David Fletcher. Who's having a very nice year in two thousand nineteen this year by one point by everyone else by at least thirty. So if you look at the slugging percentage is only guy in the five hundred 's his isolated our eyeso- is only in the two hundreds and a very few people are even in the one hundred on this less so ridiculous seventh since twenty soon like I said in Z contact rate, and he's the only one doing it hitting brainpower power. So the next thing I want to look at was a Eliza guys who had this type of contact ability. I said I said the threshold for a ninety four percents contact rate, and I also filter or an ice oh of two hundred or more. So guys that were combining ability to may contact at a fairly elite rate in the zone and also hit some power. Now granted. Redo go is only a quarter or so the way through the season. So this can obviously change the rest of these guys are full seasons. But if you put it put him in with with the other players are only four players who have done this. And they are our Paulsen to designate Rafael for Colin two thousand eight people forget how good he was. He was also hurt your two dozen Levin Kinzler and twenty sixteen bets and those are all siphoned for all who was injured. Those are all six wins or better in terms of of great now over season and redo actually contacts than any of them in terms of his so it's really remote. So in what this boils down to is. There's almost a contradiction in if you haven't approach in swing mechanics that allow you to make that much contact on pitches within the zone, you're doing other things that are going to rob you of power. So whether that's not selling out, or you know, whether chasing. Pitches that sort of thing it's very difficult. I mean almost impossible to make this much contact and still hit the ball hard. I guess what is what do you think is allowing due to do this? Basically better natural ability to make contact. He's had that since he was drafted. And the question was always going to be whether he was going hit for an hour. The anything that he all he's always made hard contact. We at EP had an eyewitness account, which is essentially version of like a scouting report that but a plus plus rate on his hitch will instead we have fringe average our here, but it's mostly because there's not a lot of loft in swing which allows the is is in the Hanes room for really long time. And the thing that's that's happened over the last few years in baseball. There's been a lot of trade offer some of these high guys to add some loss to their swings to add some you know, some to steepen swing playing which their bat in the hitting zone a shorter amount of time. And so that's that this combination really hard to find because it's often tradeoff. So getting together is really difficult. I think art of what that is. Is China wharf is the hittings from the reds, but was previously with the dodgers and has gotten some credit and worked with Justin Turner among other people at the ability to to help guys and swing up on the ball without straightening off too much contact. I think that's something that reduced has done a little bit ear, but Robert van soy off the current doctors was someone who with JD Martinez to do this type of thing. So he has that ability as well. And I also think we've done a lot of research, and I'm sure people heard about this. But the ball is different. You know, it's back to kind of twenty seventeen levels in terms of the drag resistance and installing further I think the type of profile that's into hell are these players who made as much contact is someone like do does. He wanna go back to fifteen to half of teams twenty seventeen our ball. You're looking at the breakouts. From those ale to bay or. Or a Ramirez guys like that make a lot of contact. But we're Esa -sarily thought of as major power guys all of a sudden hitting twenty five thirty. That's that's something really fascinates me. I know you mentioned Jared Seidler theory about this in in your article at something he talks about a lot is guys who have that hit hit tool, and essentially like trading a great of hit tool for trade for greater power. And just the whole thing clicking. What's interesting to me is like the the body type while this isn't the only interesting thing there, forty five interesting things about this. But one of them is the body type of a lot a lot of these hitters share, which is Verdoux go is listed at six foot two ten and it's just sort of a cubicle body Taifur him and a lot. The the baseball swear is the square guy. But yeah, he someone has us to he was not a power guy Muncie. And then all of a sudden he was and some of that is trading power. But he's also good enough that he had contacts give up to make tring at. So like, the the short limbs shorter levers, you know, babies shorter spotter geyser are strong in other ways certainly say that about altuve air, Mookie Betts end these the players. Are you look it is y'all bees for call had that body type e Kinzler with certain extent. Even our pools. I think is like. Like, he's. James about talks about the the Matt stairs body type. And Kirby Puckett was one like like pools is gigantic. But he's also you look at the man of him. That is tore so verses arms and legs. Like he's built like this just in a six foot three frame instead of a five nine frame like something like like, bats. You know, it's interesting to see the know we like length in so many other sports, but having these sort of stumped arms and legs or his might be an advantage of baseball. Yeah. About someone who's who's in the news today in Europe is coming up for the brewers, and he's very much. He's shorter swat. But he's he's fit with to seize right? He's not he's not done. But he is sick. And he has that strength in his in his legs and his arms, but it's a really short swing and we've seen what he's been able to do a major league baseball. This is one of reduce drag down in LA is numbers are pretty laughable. First of all he's in the PC L, but sightly, but that ball in in the Pacific coast laid which is is a high octane hitting environment in the first place. And you're he's a six seventy slugging percentage. And I think he's like only forty or fifty percent better than the average our nuts. Yeah. And our remember one of the reside liked him coming at UC Irvine. Is it almost seems like you can scout for that? Now that when you're looking at a college player in amateur player. You know, you could see the guys. Who might be able to make that kind of judgment because here or was he was a first round pick despite not having played any defenses junior year because of injury. And like he just hit tool was so good. And you could see the other physical attributes that might one day allow him to turn into, you know, always are L to their, you know, somebody with that kind of hitting profile. Yeah. There's an interesting to spare to make between here and someone like Nick Mattielo, right? Matt Rolleston food prompted us Abbas conversation that I quoted Jared either from a because he's he's a extremecontact hair of the question is whether he's going to have the power play. I think the ball can help him with that. But he's he's got at least a grade less. Our the even gave her doing small to is and compare that to on at like would always say about Al to as east five foot six, but he's built like Darren sproles and outs bregman is kinda body type and magic all is skinny. Absolutely, absolutely. I think it's interesting. It's a different type of Hitchin profile. You look at the breakout of guy like you'll among kata who often said like you said Darren sproles like he's built like running and he's a bigger version of her. But again, and he doesn't have the same. Hateful swings and misses a lot, but he's making contacts now. And all of a sudden he's out in this monster breakout? One other guy who I think you've brought up who didn't make this list because of plate appearance restrictions, but I think you've mentioned in the same vein as Williams acidy. Oh, I mean, nobody's got more contact skills in him. And he's got a an isolated power over two hundred right now too. He was on a minimum one hundred plate appearances, which is not that many. But audio has been hurt this year. So he he didn't like, but he's absolutely honest. I think he's also slung over five hundred and yeah, I mean, he's exactly the type that we're talking about where this elite contact ability. And because because the ball is different. I think it's allowing his power play out in different rate. You know, we talked a lot about the trade off between contact power. But some of these guys are just living in this, basically, they're they're in the middle of diarrhea, right? Where they're able to not only maybe they give a little context or four little power. But there has such a high contact rate that it's actually essentially all of it like it it forms together is for voltron thing where they're just so much better of that that nexus of those things rather than trading one off or it's an ample. All right. I'm actually really enjoy a lot of these players, and I'm very excited for the golden age of the penguin shaped human being in major league baseball. Before before you go. I want to bring up one other dodger player who's having a really incredible year. And that's Jin Ryu who has flown under the radar. It almost feels like a player like him shouldn't fly under the radar. But the dodgers have just had so many big name players over the past few years that and RIA struggled to to stay in the rotation. But this year he after sub to your a in limited action last year. He has a one seventy two year eight now, let's just look at his last three starts. He went into the eighth inning. Sorry pitch at least eighty eight innings all three times out and in twenty five innings. He's allowed nine hits one walk at just one earned run including he took a no hitter into. I believe the eighth inning. His last time out. This is like I I mean like he's showing best pitcher in baseball upside almost after being amid rotation guy for most of its career. Yeah. I through one of our writers that I'd like to see something from scouting perspective on how he's doing this. How he is. When healthy one of the best issues in baseball. You know, he's pretty much never healthy. Because I don't think his stuff would would normally put him into that zone. This year last year. He was really good. A straight our eight of twenty seven and a half percent. He walked under five percent banners. As like, you said sub to ERA in fifteen starts this year. He's he's sick up is a strike to over twenty eight percent in he's walking under two percent banners right now, Eric even said that you had walked a batter at home since the end of twenty seventeen again some of that is miss time with with injury. But it's still utterly remarkable. And yet he followed up a ninety three pitch Maddux. You know, throwing a complete game under a hundred hitches with a taking over into the end as you said i-it's been unbelievable. He's also one of the most interesting features just in general. I think he famously he wanted to change the grip on her whole. And this was when it was on daughters. Twin sixteen many twin seventeen he he asked back to show him his curb ribbon. Obviously Beckett's curveball was a major part of his career. And he just took it into a game in through it for is showed him, the grip. He I think he practiced the whole time, but it wasn't like he slowly worked in into warm-ups. And and threw it in Bolton sessions or anything like that. You just went into a gaily used effectively. He's just he's kind of a savant when it comes to fishing and the ability to do that thing this year, obviously, he's down on the walks in zone constantly. He's also throwing a singer way more than he ever has before. I think it was about five percent of his fitches last year right now, it's fifteen and he's leaning on his change which has been his bread and butter since he came over from Korea, and he's leading on that a little bit more often. So I think it's. Fish Knicks is also he's just one of those guys were if you read scouts or been able to be around scouts people talk about ill in field for bitches. He'll for game he has elite he'll both both in his pitches. And just he's meant to the on the mound and one last interest in it on real. And I didn't know this until I was listening to the broadcast in Davis brought it out, but he was actually born right handed. But he's left handed does everything he's doing. He's throwing lefty. But he's a natural writing. This is the the Billy Wagner Michael Vick throw through his left. He does everything else ready yet. And I think what did it out of the heat her, right, right? I think he broke his arm. It broke his right arm and started throwing lefty and broke it again. I might be mixing up his story with Vic story with were Campanella story, but some some. Yeah, some injury. Yeah. I guess is that just said it's gonna be easier. If you're lefty. And so gave him gave him a lefty log, and and the rest is history. At least according to the the, bro. Yeah. Yes. It's instead he's one of the most fun ventures watch without the explosive stuff. You're used to seeing he's not Burland. He's not Walker. Bueller? Right. But is out of more light rich L terms of Justice feel for a few different inches and and manipulates all in zone constantly is he's a time. So you mentioned the walk rate of what is one point six percent? One point five percent this year to put that in context. We sorta glossed glossed over that that's less than half. The walk rate of the second best qualified star right now. Like, you look at guys you look at this last year, the the walk rate leaderboard, even guys who you think of working within the zone and not really having overpowering stuff like miles, Mike lesser ashamed. Bieber having success like that stripling was up on that leaderboard last year. And reuse doing that to a greater extreme and also striking guys out. It's I mean, it it. It's mind boggling what he's doing right now. Amazing to me is obviously there are these either or meeting in Cleveland system, errands, Cepal, I am might be saying his name wrong. But there's some of these just never want in the end of a history of it. But missing bats at a level that is it is often with missing if you're in the musters up. This is the Phillies Cal State Fullerton teaches teaches this like just never throw anything added zone. And then the Phillies always end up with they ended up with Connor Siebel than Thomas Eshelman's, the the best example of this to his Colt Eastman. I think was the other the other guy they drafted and all those guys have trouble making the majors. I mean that was the scattered report on on Bieber to and he's managed to change his game a little bit. Yeah. It's pretty wild. So John Jim you Alex for do. Go the entire Los Angeles. Dodgers are doing interesting stuff there, lower reasons so much people. Yeah. I mean bellinger's I'll say. What bellinger's doing maybe a little more obvious? So we've talked about him before I'm sure we'll talk met him again. 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So we were considering ending the show early. But then Ben Lindbergh jumped up and pulled it back, and we're going to do another fifteen twenty minutes on on home run robberies in a couple of other topics bend. Thanks for joining me. Yeah. Excited about topics today. Yeah. Well, you should be. 'cause you just wrote a big article about the first one this is home run robberies. My I know this first hand because my fantasy team suffered just last night when George Springer rob Nico good room of a home run you wrote extensively about homerun robberies and how come place coming. So why? Well, I sorry for your loss. I give you my condolences for you start. I wanna say like we've the title of this article is watchers on the wall walk and welcome to the golden age of the home run robbery. I think this along with the Vlad Guerrero. Prince that was promised have no is. Cantu to my rain worms. I know. We really do. I didn't even come up with this one editor Justin sales did. And I said for once not writing about game of thrones. And you still give me a game of thrones title, but we're really on brand at the ringer. What we'll do with ourselves next week. But yeah, we have all just reached peak code run robbery right now. And it sort of makes sense because we're at a record home run rate, and you would figure that the factors that would contribute to a high home. Run rate would also contribute to a high homerun robbery rate and that has been true, historically, but we've seen twenty one home run robberies this year, according to sports info solutions and that puts us on pace for eighty four which would shatter the record at least going back to two thousand four of sixty five and it could be small sample except that that record was set last year and the previous record was set the year before and the couple years before that were very high too. And those just happened to be the extremely high supercharged home run ball. Era. And so it's part that it's partly that. We're just seeing the ball Kerry farther. It's partly that hitters are of course, aiming upward and we're seeing lunch angle increase. So they're fewer grounders every year, which kinda counteracts the fact that they're just fewer Paulsen play in general because of the increasing strikeout rate, and then the other factor is that you have outfielders who are standing deeper and deeper every year, according to the set cast data, which is probably because they have realized that the ball is carrying and guys are hitting in the air and no one hit singles anymore. So why even bothered to prepare for ground or through the infield? And so what you have is more balls in the air, more deep fly balls and more outfielders who are standing at the ready and are capable of getting back to the wall and time to make a grab and here. I thought this was all just the result of Ramon Laureano playing every day for Oakland. He's got two of them. But he is not the only one this has been kind of a group effort. And I think it's really cool because this is I think the most exciting play in. Baseball. It's just a breathtaking play. You can endlessly watch a home run robbery highlight, not everyone. Sometimes it's kinda like you stand under it, and you just reach up in your tall and the fences short didn't Aaron judge have one of the. As the playoffs. Yeah. Yes. Not all of them are great. But when they are good. I think they're just the best highlight that baseball can generate and we saw that last week with Jackie Bradley, jR. We saw last week with Josh Rettig, and you can just go down the list and just think of all the famous ones and chevelle or Dwayne wise or Gary Matthews junior. My all time favorite. It's just the best. And I think it's getting better now because there are so many home runs. So we all just assumed that every deep fly ball is going to be gone. And so it relieves subverts your expectations when at the very last instant the outfielder brings it back in the built in drama because sometimes you don't even know if you caught it immediately. He'll fall down you have to wait to see if it's in his glove or over the fence. And no one knows and you have to see replays, the figure out what actually happened. I just think it's great. And it's nice and refreshing to actually be able to talk about something in baseball. That is increasing that we all like because this is kind of the opposite of. Every conversation. We have about baseball now where we're all. Just the moaning, you know, increasing strikeout rates longer games slower pace fewer balls in play. So many homers that the Homer seems less special and all that's true, and maybe worth worrying about but the silver lining is that we are getting more homerun robberies. And we're now seeing one say every two days instead of sometimes going week without one in twenty fourteen when there weren't many homers. There were thirty one home run robberies all season or thirty three. I think and we're already at twenty one. So the rate has really picked up, but it still rare enough to be special. Yeah. I wanna go back to what you said. Because this is what stuck out to me reading, the the piece is the you called it the best player the most fun playing baseball. And I that struck me because I you know, I have is going to shock you considering how many things I have opinions on. But like opinion on what the most fun playing baseball is that would be like any kind of of long developing close tag play. Whether that's. Like, not necessarily pickle. But like the guy trying to score from first on a double. Or you know, they say the triple is the most exciting playing baseball. You could even be something like a six four three double play. But that has the similarity to the home run robbery where it takes a while to develop in their Strommen, and there's uncertainty. Yeah. But the way you you put it like the expectation setting up expectations than subverting them. I think is is a really good really persuasive way to to put it because I've I've found myself agree with you by the end of this state. Not only does it have the the drama, and I would say almost war athleticism because you think about the guys who do this. Whether it's Laurie auto or Byron Buxton might traps had a couple of like, this is one of the few times that you really see peak athleticism of a baseball player on display. And then all the the narrative things you mentioned. Yeah. It was told by someone that very recently unceasing Beth is podcast. Cameron may been said that rubbing a home run his the most exciting playing baseball. And he would know because he's done it eight times which ties him for the fourth most since his debut, which maybe he's biased. He's not turning in. Field triple plays or something like that. But we're heading many home runs. That's too. But yeah, I think it's the combination of the expectations, and then just the sheer athleticism that's on display when one of these goes really well, and I'm glad that I took a look in this article at like fence depth, and fence height, and those haven't changed much recently. But in the past you had much higher fences you had much deeper fences and the conditions just weren't right for homerun robberies. But now everything is conspiring to give us more of these. And I welcome it. It's almost twice as common as it was just a few years ago. And I think that's a great development. Yeah. I've I've just got your your leaderboard up here, and you mentioned like fence staffed with or fence height rather was something I thought about 'cause I mentioned the the judge play. But like Josh Radic in George Springer who both play a lot of right field minute maid where the fences like it's not literally waist high. But it's seven foot fence that right field fence. Assured. Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts playing with that short fence in right center in Fenway on the one that was at torii hunter who went up and over at don't remember. But wealth, the Gary Matthews junior one is is the the famous one where he just jumped in twirled. And I don't know how he did that. But I and that but that was on like one of the that was on offense in the like one of those eight ten foot fences in like nineteen seventies ballpark. I think what made that so incredible with the the extension that he got right and Bradley sorted that last week. Yeah. The the most likely in common location for homerun robberies is Camden Yards by a fair degree going back to the beginning of the state at because they have seven feet fences almost all the way round to except for right field. I think in so that contributes to it. But really you need a lot of things to break. Right. And we're just seeing a lot more balls in the sweet spot that lead to home run robberies. We're seeing outfielders prepare for them better than they ever have. And I just think it's nice to be talking about something. That is getting more exciting in baseball were Ganic Lee. And sure that's happening. As a result of the supercharge baseball all the home runs. They go hand in hand. But at least if we're lamenting all the other things, we can celebrate this one thing that we're getting more often, I agree entirely. So let's celebrate something that's nocco and civil. A team that hits. No home runs. You wanted to talk about. I think the way you framed. It was our the twenty nineteen Marlins worse than the twenty eighteen Orioles. No question mitt to not having paid as much attention to the twenty nine Marlins as I have two other teams. So this forgivable. Yeah. I really do hope that that's you know. You know that our listeners won't hold that against but. Somebody mentioned their best player having x y z like who is the Moreland best player. I think locker right? He's her fest hitter. I mean by you. Who there? War-leader is I think Al Fara would have to be in that conversation when you consider position defense, Brian Anderson. Yeah. Leading the the Marlins in baseball reference war at zero point four so must be developed because he's not hitting. Yeah. What do we that's that's a level? That's rounding that's a rounding error below or above of of replacement level. Yeah. I mean teams like last year's Orioles. Don't come around that often. Maybe they come around more often in this era where you see great teams and terrible teams. But I wasn't expecting anyone to challenge them. So soon, but I think the Marlins are really gonna make a run at it. Because they're in this division where you have at least in theory for good teams who are competing and beating up on each other and beating up on the Marlins, then you had the Marlins who currently aren't trying to win in the short term. And so right now they are playing at a forty to win full-season pace. The Orioles ended up with forty seven last year gifted round up to get the Marlins two to forty two by the. Way. And it's not that they've been on lucky really because they're run differential. I think actually says they should. They've been. So I mean last year's Orioles underperformed. They're run you would expect that they would underperform something if they like like nobody is bad enough to just be a true talent forty seven win team. They under perform their run differential by eight games. Anyway, having said that however the the Marlins have the run differential of team with a two thirty winning percentage which over the course of one hundred sixty two game season. He says waiting for the calculator is a thirty seven point four when t right. Yes. So the bright spot or the non depressing spot is the starting rotation which is credible rotation. It's decent. You've got guys like Caleb. Smith and Papa Lopez and Jose Arena. It's a pretty decent rotation. But beyond that, it's a complete disaster. So the bullpen is arguably the worst in baseball this year. It's the worst by fan graphs words, the worst by park adjusted v I think they're closers surge. Jio Romo right now who has like a sixty IRA they have essentially one reliever who's pitched well this year, and then the real problem, even bigger problem here on Guerrero. Yeah. The offense currently is or would be the worst offensive all-time. So if you search just at fan, graphs Goto the modern era nineteen o one to present. And you're searched by WRC. Plus, so one hundred is average lowers worse higher is better. The Marlins currently have a sixty five WRC, plus which would be the worst any team has ever had over full season. They're hitting two nineteen to eighty three three ten as a team with twenty four homers, which is also the worst in baseball. And of course, this is a pretty high offense era, and obviously a high homerun era, but it is not in Miami. They just cannot hit it all. And I don't know that they're going to you look down the lineup. And yeah, there will be guys who will be better almost by default. I suppose. But it's just there are there are guys in that lineup who. Have hit well in the recent past. But not so well that I would guarantee they're going to hit once again guys like Starling Castro. Curtis Granderson Martine produ, right? I mean, those guys will be better. I guess, but it's not gonna be good. It's not gonna be much better. And if anything they made trade guys like Castro Granderson if they do bounce back. And so maybe the lineup will be even more depleted in the second half Brinson, of course, was really off to a terrible start again and has been sent down. So I mean, you can kind of look at this moans team in squinting see prospects in farm system in a future. Although I know that Marlins fans such as they are have been squinting to see that future for decades now, and that's just kind of the perpetual state of Marlins fandom. But right now, it is really rough to watch this Marlins team. And I don't know I think the at least gives us a bit of everything it gives us. Good teams and a great close race. And then it gives us perhaps one of the worst teams of all time, which is fun to follow from a fire in its own way. If you're not rooting for that terrible team Marlins. Non pitchers have six oh, eight six. Oh, eight collective oh. PS Zach cranky for his career has a five ninety four. That's a sets that. Yeah. And that's not like, I know he's been red hot this season. The somehow has five extra base it separately. But that's for his entire career that those are his his offense of numbers, it's ugly. It's been it's not gonna get touch less ugly for I feel. I've I've must've ashes before reminded when we were talking about the royals in the Orioles last year if a team goes forty one in one so the the all time record for worst record in baseball is the nineteen sixty two to four forty one sixty and just didn't play the last few games of the season. If a team goes forty one and one Twenty-one is that the worst record wall time in your estimating. I think so I'd say so I mean, especially if you don't have the exclusive being an expansion team that I think would make it even worse by comparison. I mean, obviously like the league as a whole is getting better and more competitive all the time. So. It's somewhat were excusable to be terrible relative to the league in twenty nineteen than it wasn't at the same time talent pool so Bank like what's your if the, you know, if the nine hundred sixty two Mets could manage to to put together a better better more competitive team with like nineteen sixty two level scouting. That's that. Would almost be a bigger indictment to me. Yeah. Well, there have been negative stories about the Marlins front office to and losing their AAA affiliate and not liking Doug's. And so there's behind the scenes drama going on here. And there's just off the field. Well dysfunction is to charitable word for what's happening on the field right now. So they're going to give the sixty two Mets run for their money. I think hey, so you brought this up talking before the show one reason that were comparing them to last year's Orioles. And not this year's Orioles is the Chris Davis odds. Yes, I which like, wow. Talked about or he ah he went what like a first eleven games of the season with that hit. And we brought up his numbers since the first game. He got hit. He's hitting two ninety three seventy one five eighty one overs pass twenty one games, which is like not just bouncing back from being the worst player in baseball. That's good by anybody's standards. Yeah. It's incredible Khyber n- has taken the corpse of Chris Davis made him bigger and better than before. At don't know how this is happening. But of course, he set the all time record rate oh for fifty four for a position player. And if you look at the players he passed on that list like Craig counsel had an over forty five and villas head the record before Davis over forty six. And both those guys were like at the end when that happened as you would think like you don't really bounce back from this kind of thing so council had forty more at bats after that streak ended by the end of his career, and then Villa's history still active he'd never gun that his career ended. So you wouldn't have expected Davis. Two pounds back. But then he really has. So since the first day he got his head, and he got three hits all at once on that day. So that was April thirteenth. He has a one fifty four WRC plus since then that is the thirty eighth best in baseball, which doesn't sound so impressive. But for him to be closer to best than worst his in itself. Impressive. I think this is over in equivalent stretch of games. This is the best. He's hit since early twenty seventeen. So he's back to like genuinely good Chris Davis. And it's not like he's just prioritizing getting hits and he's just trying to make contact although he is making some more contact, but he's hit for power to hit five homers slugged five eighty one as you said. So it's not like he's changed his approach in that sense just to avoid embarrassment. He's been with jibbidy good. And he had been hitting the ball kinda hard before. He snapped the streak so he was running into some bad luck there and. Yeah. He's been a little lucky during this streak. I mean, if anyone deserves to be lucky, it's Chris Davis. I think so it's not like he's back to being great again. Let's say, but is back to being a team be in great for three weeks, which is more than anyone possibly could have expected. So there's hope for the Marlins, I guess if if Chris Davis can bounce back to I mean, this is Chris Davis since he snapped that streak has hit better on a per plate appearance basis than he did the last time he led the league in homers. So he's been like close to peak Chris Davis again and sure maybe it won't last, but for to last this long, no one would have seen that coming, and it's kind of gun from a really depressing story like he didn't outwardly seem to let it get to him too much in the fans weren't too tough on him. They were kind of behind him rooting for him to step a street almost that. I could see that like that pity being not. Worse than just being jeered every time up. But yeah, being depressing in its own way. Right. There is at Sports Illustrated story from the end last year that was one of the satisfies baseball writing that I added like the writing was good, but the store the content was was very very sad. And I remember you saying because you wrote about Davis earlier this year, and you said that you regretted it. But you said it just sort of depressed you to write about it. You like him and Trevor us they'll do in this when you just look at the numbers at first blush. Like while it's hilarious. And then you think about like Haro like that level of consistent professional failure on that that a biggest stage like, I know it's Oreos games, aren't that many people watching but still Scott to be huge bummer? And so I came away from that. Yeah. Feeling a little guilty for finding it funny for as when you think about it for more than a second. It's just you know, you wouldn't wish that on anybody? Yeah. I didn't wanna watch. Such and I was relieved when it ended. And now, it's almost an inspirational story. I mean if Chris Davis can bounce back from that we can bounce back from anything. So he went from not being able to hit to being really good. So your move Marlins. I guess see if you can do it too. Oh, boy, I will say I just took another look at the Marlins roster in there. I don't think there's anybody on that roster who even at their peak was as good as as a prime Chris Davis, ABC know, oh seven Curtis Granderson. Maybe they should trade for him pick up. Chris davis. That'll in the seats. Yeah. Maybe we were. Oh, this was what I was going to say when I was writing my Chris paddock thing over the weekend. It Hinsch lot on like the idea the tradition of the great Texas power pitcher at so. And you know, part of the reason we wrote this now was. Paddock is facing off against Clayton Kershaw. Of course, another great Texan power pitcher tonight at Dodger Stadium. And so I looked at like the best best pictures from Texas and came up with among active pitchers board in Texas. Chris Davis has the fifth best crew era, plus this one spot one spot ahead of Clayton Kershaw. Minimum one inning pitch. Chris davis. Does it all so this? But that's how bad it was like people were thinking, you know, just give them a shot as a as a middle reliever. Just to try to get something out of him for the last few years is contract sale. Better days have arrived. Anyway. Yeah. I couldn't be happier. That Chris Davis's put it all back together and lease for a few weeks. So I mean if nothing else he's not going to be as bad as it was last year. No, so right. He's probably just three weeks of being good is probably enough to clear that very low bar. Yeah. All right. Well, the worst is over and so. Podcast. So thanks for for joining me. Ben, this has been it's been good to celebrate something, you know, like you said it has all right, tucked in extent, that'll do it for this week's edition of the rear MLB show. Thanks to Zac. And Ben as always for joining me. Thanks, also to our special guests cry Goldstein, who's working find baseball perspectives. And who's takes you can find on Twitter at CD Goldstein. Thanks to Bobby Wagner for producing today's episode. Thanks to Madison Bumgarner else for do go and Chris Davis for providing content for today's show. And thank you for listening joy the weeks action and we'll see next time. Sport for today's show comes from smile. 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Tuesday used as much better man. That's what it is yeah. Wow that's right. I don't know why they're trying to pit us again. I'm saying we're a team. Even I bash brothers others. Don't like the the least bash brothers ever the cow. You're not making this better road right now. Did that thing when you help them run. We're here together. I said up until now I said two words yeah it's true. I mean you guys are waiting and now you're laying. Don't fall into this uh-huh so what's new with everyone. You guys were on assignment yesterday. Yeah that sounds good when you say that I always wanted to start a show by saying good morning. I'm Mike Ryan Billy Gilman Chris Cody assign. Oh did you do that. I did something close not as polished you have dreams of being newscaster because if you ever watch like the nightly nightly news and right. It's somebody that you don't recognize and they introduce themselves. Say Lester. Holt is on the staff and then you're like okay. I guess we're in this now. I'm watching the nightly news and that was gone and I always wonder like is Lester in a foxhole. It's like some top secret mission. If you just say on assignment it could be anything you can be in the Huddle Tom Brady. I never know he media so. Can you feel about Scott Pelley. I miss him really yeah beefcake cake even you miss him. He's not doing the CBS Evening News. I already got just minutes yeah but he used to be the anchor for CBS evening. News Got Pele's. Lee is whatever one hopes to look like at fifty right so he really is. It's like well. I'm sure ten years ago. He really entered my stream of consciousness. I always knew of Scott Pelley but he did a sixty minutes profile on Hugh Jackman and Hugh Jackman. Obviously Wolverines fricken ripped. We all know this right and part of the profile that he did on Hugh Jackman was they worked out together and Scott Pelley was more Jack Than Hugh Jackman. If you can believe it over then then when Wolverine so Scott pelley became beefcake word association ever since I thought he was older than sixty to realize the opposite of what you guys are saying taught that he was like older than sixty. He looks really good for like seventy yeah no. I'm with you billy because when you said sixty two I'm like wow he's three years younger than my dad. I didn't really because he's always been one of those guys kind of looks like they could be like a really crazy in shape sixty-two-year-old for about twenty five years he looks like the guy from those commercials. Dr Fitness whatever the guy that looked like a guest who character like on the top and then it looked like a wwe superstar sixty minutes work or click today. 'cause you know sixty minutes will start after football and it'll just go out unless they're holding. Scott Pelley. I'm Anderson Cooper and it'll be like six. Hundred people is just a passion products all of them at this point. I think there's no way that they have all these people like on salary like this is something that they get paid per like project. I would think because there's there's too many people two of them episode big names but here's the thing with sixty minutes. I always see the promos during the late afternoon. CBS Game and I'm like men. I really want to watch that but I don't WanNa. Watch it live obviously all DVR it but I can't Dvr because the afternoon football game always runs late and I'm always gonNA miss a tale in story so it's just like I. I wish I could watch sixty minutes but I can't. I'll just watch. CBS Sunday morning instead. You know the thing about sixty minutes. That kind of bothers me lots of things. Obviously we've got into that but one of the things so like there's been previews for on the season premiere of sixty minutes and it's like every week. There's a new sixty. What do you mean this season pray or like. Is this the season finale this week and next week is the season premiere. What are your seasons and don't tell me that there's fifty four years years of it. I don't need to know that all right sixty minutes because it's fifty four minutes of delaying things that I actually wanted to watch on Sunday night. That's my actual feeling six watch. CSI Miami are always always delayed or just bumped entirely because of football on sixty minutes. I'd air so I couldn't watch ratio. Take Office sunglasses and then at the beginning then when big brother started I had we've forty five minutes for big brother. Start Sunday nights and you to go to bed early. I can't be up until ten forty. Five because sixty minutes had to go along so that we can talk about whatever it is that Scott pelley wanted to talk about that day star. Sorry except that I'm off on this amen. I wish I lived on the West Coast for TV. Purposes right purposes. How amazing is like seven o'clock at night you. I'm having an entire. AM handful. I guess seven o'clock East East Games were done. You haven't yeah but you still have your evening ahead of you. Yeah Oh Sunday night football's balls are let's go grab. Some dinner. Have Lunch look at each other every week. Basically like you wake up. Ten o'clock. Football started on the West Coast. I feel like on the West Coast. They must have so many times times though we're their fantasy lineups aren't sick because someone over sleeps like I feel like that's one like we're doing pros and cons of that like if we lived on the west coast my fantasy land would be ill-prepared a couple times. I'm so so bad that I still yeah. I still don't set my Rosser sometimes for one o'clock. I remember like two thirty. I'm like Oh crap needed. There's nothing worse than I instill at twelve fifty six realizing you haven't on your fantasy lineups your survivors and your four minutes and you gotta just like I happen to me. This past week with my survivor picked the chargers just because I was like those are the biggest favorite I haven't seen anyone yet like I needed to get it in quick. You don't happen to me I I went to set up my lineup and it was like one or two and they've locked locked it and the game's not going to start until one everybody knows that. Why are you walking my Ross or one o'clock. We're getting way off topic another one that does that was season premieres Monday night raw wrestling. I've seen seen commercials like the season premiere of money. It's like Monday night rise on fifty two weeks a year. What are you talking about the season premiere convince me because of the promotion that they're doing for smackdown back down. They did very minor promotion for the season premiere of Monday night raw and season premiere. It's like what you were on last week. That's a soda every week at at least like take a week off to build this up so basically for Monday night raw. They changed graphics and they change. They brought back pyro. which was there was no pyro will there hasn't been pyro during anything but WRESTLEMAINIA for like two years why they were cutting back expenses so I mean there? Are Things are a giant video boards. Maybe come back a screener today. They even made the video board even bigger summit and it just makes me think how big how much money they cost everytime Goldberg came to the ring well no he had cheap pyro. He just had the sparklers yeah. It was really zooming looking back. I'm not this is not saying that it's cheap pyro but like billy had the Goldberg Oberg Pyro for his wedding so I don't think it's like this huge massive production. I didn't say Gimme the Goldberg Goldberg Perfect. You know you you notice that you had had the Goldberg. That's not even fireworks that was like it was like some sort of chemical reaction. I don't know exactly how it worked but like the venue apparently originally only didn't allow it and the told us that he convinced them on a previous wedding by putting his face it in showing them that they wouldn't get burned wasn't actually. Yeah Waco did that yeah. Is that why he's called. DJ FRAGO now. There was an accident one time that he actually call them yes so I was watching the season premiere Monday night raw aw and they changed all the announcers and I guess. WWe Does this thing where they assume. Everybody watches all of their programming. I think they actually put out more programming on a weekly basis aces than there are hours in a week to watch so I kinda knew who one of the announcers was and I definitely Jerry. The King lawler was was he back. He's like like apparently there. I read about it. He's apparently there too like es. This transition because sue is at the audience aren't really familiar with is Vick Joseph and this guy deal man and I had no idea who deal matt was at all. I'm like who is this dude in Wisey dress like Dracula and I googled him. I'm like Cynthia. There's occasionally. He usually watches things with me. I'm like do you remember this guy at all. Why is he dressed like the beasts from Disney and he she's like. I don't know who this is. So I'm still trying to learn. I didn't like the announce team who they I think there are guys like from their lower division although those lines are blurring because NFC's been sort of elevated guys getting the call up what is two. Oh Five Live life that his head oh so that was like the cruiserweight show but I read that that's going away soon but I think mainly is. I'm upset that Tom Phillips's longer calling. I sorta struck up like an internet friendship with Tom. Phillips and I think he's actually really good at calling smackdown and if you see like the recent announcements he's like on the outside looking in and this is bull because he's actually like really good friends with them. No no no. I thought he was good in fact. I became friends because I thought he was people's kid. Tom Phillips huge fan of the show. Yeah I'm a huge fan of him. Now yeah huge fantasy SOC- on hold something no Heff as on hold Phillips Yeah. You WanNa go out to a hefty. You're on the air on the day. Hey what's going on bro. Hello as everything going. You know killing cool. I got we're not all like we're doing that thing. We're happy that a gas open ended questions one pleasantries. It's always annoying like hey how you guys do didn't. I want to hear that you just get into him. It's like a thing reprogram to not really give much when it comes to pleasantries but with heavy it's part of the process I talked to Hefei off air for like ten minutes and could tell like if it did not want to continue the conversation. Hold them like all right. Oh Yeah I love that conversation. That was like my own mini show that was amazing thing of course and I and I got topics today. That are actually Kinda. Show Century. I WanNa like power through the first one to get to the second. the first one is a life hack for lower callers. There's right so a lack if you will and the idea is that you know I would say that eighty five percent of how you guys are even caller is how good their phone quality is and like I've seen calls. Go like south really really fast because people have shitty ass bones but the way around it is to use air pods when you call into the show career politician you have to worry about. It's going to be super clear. You'RE NOT GONNA get hung up on. It's not GonNa be rude to you. you won't do that weird thing where you're putting you hit the button with your face and does that little like dial tone down known. I'm talking about yeah. It's the worst two worst yeah so also. You'RE GONNA look a hundred times swagger when you're doing your call so yeah air pods for the the lower callers is GonNa really increase your your call experienced after that I have an idea for the show but it turned turned into a conspiracy theory about the show. The is ready for that okay so I'm a I'm an advertising creative like I'm always trying to think of just you know little fun creative ways for brands to engage with their audiences and Adam idea for you guys to start hiding little messages in the podcast past names of your shows right so you know you could name each episode of different thing when you scroll down to create the message so I was like you know what let me go on the podcast and check it out and see if maybe they're already doing this so I went on yesterday right Monday. Best Revenge of the browns our three assists campadonia our sorry our two two weekend observations you put that together. What does it say raw what was last night Monday night raw conspiracy coincidence or brilliance which one brilliance coincidence coincidence. I mean it would be brilliant if it was if you guys did it on purpose well. Here's the thing though if it was a conspiracy when we were trying trying to give secret messages. If you were to ask us we wouldn't admit to it. Would we had you play right. You probably wouldn't Nabi. Oh you nailed it though we had a meeting about that last week so we're doing the new thing not supposed to say that describe it. It's a boss there. There was another one that I found last week but I realized it was my mistake 'cause I had listened to the local hour so disappeared so the day you guys talked about mass singer was massing or season followed by Adam schefter after solid by Stan Van Gundy and if you listen to the lower and disappears you go kirk Bachelor Party. You put that together it says mask so I was like sure that this was a crazy conspiracy and then I realized that you know my lower disappeared and that's why that happened. You got us. Have you got us. You guys should start doing it. Nonetheless a little. Oh secret for the for the lower listeners assuming that we haven't already done that there you go. I just call it you doing it last yesterday. Withdraw Rock Cafe investigative journalists. You have anything else for us before. We let you go. I've been dying after you guys what I should call my brother's brother-in-law but we can get into that next week Howard show. We'll get into that next week. Thank you for the setup and the TS. We appreciate it. Thank you STU gods here. This is supposed to be an ad for advance auto parts but they're not selling anything they are offering to test your car battery. Battery for free which is good because winters on the way and car batteries don't like winter they get cold in lazy just like me and have trouble starting so think ahead swing by advance auto parts test your battery for free. They'll even install a new one. If you needed advance auto parts thick ahead they could Vance GEICO PRESENTS MONSTER COUNSELING DRACULA. Tell me how how you're feeling. No one understands how known Levi's no one will even let me into their house. I knock knock but they ignore me what else I look in the mirror. I don't even see myself anymore. If you don't see yourself clearly. Can you really expect others to. I'm having a breakthrough. It's not easy to CBS empire but with GEICO. It's super easy to switch and save hundreds on your car insurance so Chris and bill. You guys are out at Media Day yesterday. I'm sure you have plenty of good stories out. There and it's always good networking going media days. I'm glad you guys went out there. You spoke to some players players. I obviously saw some cool photos. You guys with Donna's has them of all people. I hope he didn't say anything about please. Please tell me he did what was the most exciting part of it. You know it was cool. Just kind of because there was a lot of downtime like we obviously talked to a bunch of people but there's also times where we're just kind of sitting around people watching and it's cool to just see the media in their element you you get to watch you know you see. Tony Fiorentino that guys king around those parts East still works. He works through me shaking hands kissing babies. He's doing everything Rothstein man appearance at some point. The Dune just walked any comes up says hi to some Guy Billy's talking about. He throws a line like sorry. You're talking to this guy. You know you yeah this Ross. Yeah just working. Obviously heat related heat related. I was most excited about and not even most excited just most interested in that you gotTa Love Air Expulsion Man. He genuinely believes that this team can win a title this season and I know every team kind of has that like you know every every team but I'm telling you even if you don't think think this team should have that Spoelstra. A hundred percent believes that this team can win at all and I just love that you at the termination in his face. Does he think that this team can win it. All as in this seem as presently constituted or this team network those uniforms by the end of the season after they make some acquisitions. I mean you know who knows what he really thinks. When the what he gives off is like I think his quote was unequivocally. Yes we can compete in the eastern conference like he for sure like he thinks that they're up there with those two. I mean I obviously throws in all the qualifiers like we got a lot of work to do a lot lot to grow favorite. WHO's a favorite Audis Philadelphia right or or Milwaukee Philadelphia or Milwaukee Yeah. Neither of those teams have that big three heat warriors feel to them no one in the league really I in fact I think you you know Philadelphia is the favourite obviously out out east along with Milwaukee as you said but Philadelphia I believe to be weaker and they were last year. They replaced me Butler as wells it could Josh Richardson's nicely complementary piece and if Josh Richardson's your fourth or fifth option. I think you're in pretty good standing. There going to be good defensively but I don't disagree that Miami he can compete in the Eastern conference another takeaway for me. Today was justice winslow like walking around like he owns joined now yeah. He's got confidence like a few years ago when we did this peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich. He was just like following a media guy around like Oh. I'm going here okay yesterday. He was running around. He was doing that thing for that Media Day. You don't know what he was doing. No I'm just saying dude. He was a real place yesterday. I don't know if he brought a camera or if he took someone's camera but he was going around the entire time with a camera as though he catania. There's always one guy on a team. That's part of the media today. I'm taking he goes up to some guys. Get interviewed. He pops up like he's asking a question. He was that guy like which is fun to see because he he's. He's killing himself. He's a fun guy. I've been season ticket holder events in the past when they have those photo stations where you wear like boas and stuff in front of like those those cameras owns joint yeah he he's a he's a quite the personnel. Meyers Leonard has a great personality. That guy was walking up introducing himself to everybody fool name. I and like everyone knows wife had become like already beloved heat twitter. He seemed to be genuinely into every conversation was having like he seems really cool. Aw Jimmy Butler was Kinda like the cool guy. He walked in. He had a guy around him. He had a BA blow pop and he had to do a couple of pictures so he hands blow pop to the heat media. Guy Hold does his pictures and then I saw the guy handing back his blow up afterwards that was pretty cool so head he played by Jimmy Bu probably didn't WanNa do like all the media day. Craziness has to hold off on his press conference until the Friday before and that way I gave everybody the availability we request Jimmy Butler and we didn't get Jimmy Butler because I think Jimmy Jimmy Butler pulled a fast one. Guy's gotTa make good then yeah we got. We got a lot of people we did go. Are you gonNA tell everybody your observation from the spoke press calm. I was going enter a now that I'm not gonNA name. Names was just observing the media and stuff like that like air this name this name because he was John he was doing longhand longhand. He was the only person I was scanning the whole room 'cause like when spoke talking like everyone's tweeting stuff everyone's typing there is Eric Reed writing like notes of what SPO is saying Longhand. The media was there yesterday to cover media day in the team and it seems like Chris was there to cover the media like Christmas than media's media dates media. You do now what I will not reveal names. I saw somebody because like during this press conference is outrageous. If you're in your car put on your seat belts right now everyone is tweeting out quotes from SPO- like wallets going on watching everyone like and it's all the same ques- exactly exactly like that and there's a reason why it's all the same quote and that's what I'm going to getting too. I saw the media member scrolling through twitter. He saw somebody had just tweeted a quote he copies. That quote takes it to his twitter. Account puts it in tweets it out had he played his plagiarism plagiarism. If it's one quote that in fact it would be sort of a betrayal of their journalistic responsibility wants ability if they didn't have the same quote verbatim right and it was. I believe it was the fifteenth because I tweeted this happing and pacing someone else's work and using it as your own is is not a betrayal of their journalistic second. Is that why you were tweeting out spoke quotes. Yes not well. No that one that one it was because he said Jimmy Butler is the top fifteen player on on the planet and I thought to myself everyone's tweeting. I need to get going so I started trying really fast the tweeted out and by the time I tweeted it out. Thirteen people tweeted it out so it was like wow I guess I wasn't the only on her that I also there was also quote. I got out on our show account where suppose at one point that he takes his job very seriously. I thought that was a should've done yesterday. Thinking about it now obviously were like twenty four hours too late on it but when you saw someone copy and paste someone else's three to do their own you should have just done with Anthony. Chang like word for word everything being Ami Jiang did yesterday you should've just copied and pasted and not give it any credit for to meet Anthony Anthony Chang. I kind of screw up our running joke though because they didn't like I it was agreeing with everything he said. Chang you said Anthony Chan Grease with me. Chris going up and go. I agree with Anthony. I was just feeling nervous and didn't want to be weird so I was just like hey. I agree with everything you said. Hold on hold we'll patches. You've been hovering over the microphone like you. WanNa say something. Thanks for a really long time and I'm just like are you getting in and the one thing that you said was off. Mike fixed micro. What did I do. What am I doing. Java microphone get excited. Demanded glowing. Yesterday yesterday was fun man. I like being out there like being at I like just like billy said. I wish I could just be a reporter on the media. I like just observing irving the media well. It's interesting to have you guys out there and I'm sure the media sort of reacted to you guys as you would expect like. What are you guys doing right yeah? Dell Alan. Why are you here. Were like rude. If I'M GONNA be honest it was rude to say. Why are you here but okay. I'm covering yeah. I think my Cuneo from CBS still like what are you guys doing here. Is that how you pronounce his name. It is Daham. I always 'cause I follow him on twitter. I think do I I don't know but I always thought it was coug. No Man observing. I wish I wish I could just observe the media. Ah like when everyone rushes because that's how it worked. Everyone was at the practice court and then they would bring a player in and put them against the wall and everyone would have a little scrum and then he would go do his you you know individual stuff and every time there was that scrum be jacks would just pop up first guy and he he would ask the first he would. You Check Very Jerry Jacks Harry Ajax. Yeah Call Be Jack. He wouldn't just he had to get the first question and every time he's just like hey. How's it going to get to see like he was on. He was the first one everyone just like. Where's the got who's a wacky media member or was it you to during the interviews we are definitely at one point. I saw someone like Kinda just like they're talking to their John Junior. Let's like and and we were asking about condiment fingers then it's just like keep moving that there there did seem to be a scenario where like the heat actually we're covering foxborough doc support be rolled whatever and they were walking around with the cameras and they had like the big boom mic or whatever and like they've followed some players over us and in my head I'm like I don't know there's a good idea. Are you going to get much here and then shortly after they would leave because they realize like Oh. This is what we're talking about which conman I'd like coming out of my little tease. We're not gonNA give up anything that they said we talked dion waiters and he got up from interview saying this was the most fun interview ahead all day so I have a question about dion waiters. You realize realized that whole like angry come back video that he released. It started with your voice knocking yeah. I told them yeah. Billy tried to make that awkward. Oh I told them luckily luckily anymore. I don't think you really like you know remember. Specifically is he looking fantastic. Billy was gushing from you. Know my most awkward like not awkward awkward uncomfortable moment was it's so we requested three players so we did a lot of prep for those three players and then we were getting other players that we didn't request so like we had less information mation on them so you know as they're coming over we had like you know a minute thirty seconds before they showed up in his IRA well we gotta interviews. People let me look facts on these people so it was is one of the Times where like the camera crew is coming around and by the way the camera crew so another spoiler alert alison sat in on some of the interviews with us no as soon as the camera to chime in as soon as some some of the camera crews would show up though she all get up and they'd look like very awkward because she was in. We were set up at a table so we weren't me and Chris were on one side and then end the player would be on the other side where the hall was so easy for them in and out and Alison was sitting next where the player was so like the camera would go on position on the side get the guy and she just like hop open like bolt out and they'd be like looking what happening right now because she just disappeared and sometimes you're talking about things that she wanted to talk about it. I had to like get her back echoed with a camera so like the cameramen reposition just so she wouldn't get in the shots feud rejoin so one of the Times the campaign repositioned they were directly behind you directly behind me and it was a player that we weren't expecting so I realized that this person shooting over my shoulder getting the guy and has our backs ax and then I looked down and I'm like I'm on this person's. We Kapiti right now. I should probably take downs like I frantically opened up just like an audio files that you just see like wavelengths and I think I'm doing but yeah I I sure if anybody notices and they do anything with these videos. I think Lennox Wikipedia Dare George Junior but I sure like you just see like is wikipedia. I'm so excited to got to talk to airplane mode yeah. He likes that nickname. Did we give them No. No Aw Chris Christie yesterday's says to me. I think I gave him that nickname and I'm like I don't know Nick Day. I don't think that's true but if you want to go with it what is the origin of it me saying no say case closed or would you say I got the nickname I did. It was me what's wrong room and Mike No. I'm still angry about him all right. You'll be excited man. I didn't hear what you just. Jersey tenor g thank you the whole man are things setting up for a week sixteen. Su Sewer Bowl. They did sa no. I don't replace in Super. I turned it into Sioux up because it's going to be the suitable for suit for two two two weeks. Sixteen ECKSTEEN bengals the Tubal all right. We're workshop and like you just abandoned entire that might it's dude that game like imagine. Let's just go down hypothetical scenario. They're both Owen going into the I know they're both products and we're not going to be both Owen all right. Whatever maybe they're both Owen. Oh maybe there yeah only their Boeing sixteen. Maybe they're both one look at look at the results of the Bengals have had I know last night was super super ugly but they they lost by one point add Seattle. They were within one score and overtook. The the bills late in that game came all the way back. Bengals are obviously winless rookie head coach put. They're going to win a game here. They've been far more competitive than the Miami Dolphins right okay but the dolphins could also also in game two so like hypothetically don't which one it is Washington. The next game Washington with the Washington with a bye week is probably your best. Now Bet bet that coming off a bye thing doesn't work crappy teams like you get Washington coming off a bye now. They're still watching. You say that as if it's fact the bye week is like satistics invent help teams prepare for that'd be good good. That's Dolphin fans. Want is the skins to win that game so I don't know where you're coming off the bye the the Miami Dolphins have a bye week this week. They're still somehow going to lose it by twenty four point four by twenty four points to washing no. I think they're going to lose a bye week. By twenty four points. I think they'll lose to Washington by Washington last they didn't and it was a keenum miss a thorough and they bench him. Twain Haskins now very impressive. It's going to start. I thinks thinks well. The next game for Washington is New England. That's on Sunday and Jay. GRUDEN said that it doesn't matter who the opponent is if like he believes Haskins is ready to start already won't just because he's playing the difficult defense of New England so I think by by that weak certainly haskins might be the guy and we just just go down the hypothetical path though like what week sixteen comes around and it's between like the cardinals have cuyler Murray so they're not in that room. Maybe they're in that record wise. Maybe they're in that read that that same group but let's say bengals. Dolphins are fighting it out for that. I pick to a bowl the super bowl like what would that look like if both those teams at this point. It's obviously week sixteen and they're like. We want this first. Pick like what have we ever had a game where both teams are literally trying to lose. If you go through late seasons late-season Games it's between bad teams so find ways to bench quarterback. Aaron Rodgers started sitting towards the tail end the last year I the thing is I know it will look like for the Cincinnati Sonetti bengals because they have players that you know that they'll sit like Joe Mixon. We'll sit. Aj Green will almost certainly said Andy. Dalton will probably sit gino you know Atkins who the hell sits for Miami Wilkin Exergen Howard by the way Wilkins. It's been a rough go of it. He's had some tough matches but wilkins so far. He's obviously not getting any help from the edge rushers either to make his job easier but that's one of those positions that most of the time unless you're dominant unless they're Aaron Donald Getting single coverage. You can be sort of on an island on film and see how someone's playing. It's not really dependent on others really. You're the guy that opens things up for other their players. Wilkins's hasn't really been one of these guys that has lived up so far to the draft. Pick has he no. I mean it's early but it's not gonna even even like Judge Zack Martin. WHO's one of the best at his position in the League was put in highlight reel footage out on him in that game. That's very tough match-up for young player entering the League. I like Josh Rosen. I said wow yeah. I think I think he's only. He's definitely better than Fitzpatrick. He's he I mean his line is not good and their second in the League and dropped passes. He's just so many passes drop. He's thrown really nice. Balls had been dropped. It sucks like he has something like you saw in you know at the end into the half where he took him down the field cinema for feeling they missed another field goal like he's lead them to scoring positions they just can't they drop his touchdown. They missed the field goals. He has been given a chance to seasons like it's pretty he's not horrible like he's not as bad as everybody makes. It seem like he has his career is not over. No He's GonNa have decent quarterback. He's going to be in the league. I think for a long time as a backup. I think for a very long time he might have plugged in the right situation. We don't need a ton. He's Marcus Mariota that much better than him Mariota's better than him Mariota's better than him but I I think he's going to be a solid backup for the rest of his career and he probably had started potential if his career didn't get off to just like such an unfair start for him him I heard your take yesterday about the dolphins and I feel I feel like you were making it with. The tone of this is an anti dolphins. Take but you're take. was there really bad so you were. We're almost praising no. It wasn't an anti Dolphin State. It was an anti billion Chris Steak. What's my I listened to the local hour and well. It's really like billy's like trying to make the argument like guys is there were in that first half against the bills weren't at first half the cowboys. Everyone's talking about this team like they're terrible. They're they're really not. They haven't covered any of these historic. Large spreads put in the first half they have the game started zero zero. They're terrible competing with not trying to lose. They've competed in. I I think I I think the standard that you're like. You're comparing everything to the week. One Ravens game which was an abomination and not every week is going to be that but yeah. They're terrible right right. They're not the worst team ever. which is what everybody is saying? They'RE GONNA win. They'RE GONNA win game. Oh I think they're the worst team ever through these games now and the results you don't the worst team member now. They're going to have a win this year. I think the one this year I like they competed against San Diego not late but they competed. No they had a lead for three minutes that things happen you know the the Cleveland Browns Blue Fourth quarter leads in their winless season. The Cleveland Browns lost plenty one score game. I just think like I don't understand understand what the point is like. You're so you're saying they're really bad and I don't think either of us like there's so many teams in history. You can be really really bad whereas whereas the browns to be the worst ever so he wants. His Dolphin seems to be no no no. I wear that own sixteen like a badge of honor. We're having semantics argument here. Yeah No. There's no there's been Faouzi argument that the really bad. I'm like no no no. They're really really because they're the thirty second worst team this year doesn't mean that they're even in the top ten of worst teams in the history of NFL. The thirty second best team yeah as a thirty second worse team. They'd be Patriots. It was close. I mean you know what I'm saying. Yeah I'm with you it suitable not that early and we're back. Greg Cody's here with US Greg has gone. It's gone well are you doing. I'm doing all right you. you're out of Media Day yesterday. Assure was you were. I would say if there was a you know a Mount Rushmore of just south Florida Florida media legends out there. You would have been on yesterday. Wow that's a that's a thin crowd. I guess who made Joe Rose who else you got well still it would have been on the Mount Rushmore out there. I mean Tony Tino does he can't. He's a heat guy but he's not really media member. That's no he really isn't rusting was there but same category not media member Jason Jackson but not he's heat media closer. I mean he just WANNA media ward. Yeah at the right Roy yeah. That's right so sports yeah so he's considered a journalist but he's employed by the team. Just realize we didn't see Dave hideout there yesterday. WHO's there from the Sanyal IRA winterbourne their wire. That's very Jackson obviously at Mount Rushmore be Jackson. He's herald though yeah yeah but you can still be out yeah well because herald well known as really a reporter where you're a columnist now back in the day. They used to mean something now. It's just really twitter accounts that does give you some level of fame over the reporter. Okay reporters aspire to be columnist. At least that's how it was back in a day. That's how it used to be. I don't know if it's still is now. You're just trying to get most re tweets pretty much yet but I will say Greg. Cody definitely didn't have the same enthusiasm awesome free yesterday you know. What is this like your seventy eighth media day yeah something like that. I mean you know media days or or sort of perfunctory thing. They're mostly designed for TV. Be You know where tyler hero goes from this station to this station to this station. This station you know for my needs a a media days. Not particularly important rather have five minutes alone with expose Straw or a particular player. You know I don't need to do the laundry list of you know. There's just no. I don't need to talk to this guy or that etc you. It's good for networking is not making a relationship sure yeah I in your meeting players. You've never met before and stuff like that but as Informational Shenley you know I go there with a specific idea of what I wanna right and it's really not dependent use my narrative pretty much yeah. That's that's pretty. That's pretty much. That's exactly what a columnist I go there with a preconceived notion and I'm looking for for you know a little pieces of Straw in in in lint to tobacco whatever I'm trying to form. Did you get anyone on exclusives. I didn't see it. Maybe you'd want around the corner with somebody. No I did not so do you. You have like a conference call meeting with the Miami Herald every week where they sort of map out your week and where you have to be or do you just sort of figure out like well. I WANNA make wave so I should probably show show my face here. Yeah part of it is just showing your face. Actually you know being no it really is. I mean media. Day is big if I if you're running the heat media showing up at media days big you know it's it's not so much networking with meeting players you haven't met before but it's showing your face to you know the guys who you the deal with on a meteorological standpoint with the heat who are and by the way they're great. They're they're the best in town the people who run the heat so yeah yeah but I don't know a conference call but I do get a schedule from my boss. It's pretty much I'm. I'm flexible to write whatever I want you know. How much older are you then your boss yeah. That's a good question probably fifteen years. I guess or older only yeah well because my assumption is that a lot of these media companies knees just like get some hotshot techy to sort of like usher in the new era now our our executive sports editor. Alex has been with the Herald a longtime and he's really really good he he works with me and he's great way game baby yeah. No He is good. If if he wasn't good I wouldn't have mentioned his name. He who shall not be named but no my boss is great are let's get down to it are the dolphins the worst team in the history of the NFL. I won't say that yet yet they. They have set all kind of records. You know the worst two games start the worst point differential through three games since nineteen fifty which is even before I was born which is the definition of a long time ago. you know so there there are among the worst you know people made fund me for my column off Sunday's game because half facetiously. I was trying to accentuate the positive and I did mention that they were absolutely abysmal in the first two games they haven't been abysmal in the last two games they've been bad but there have been more competitive and and so what I suggest that in their losing these games aims by three scores I don't I that's really bad from from every sort of like. NFL season ever you lose a game by twenty any one place that's really bad except that when you when you say and these are true facts when you say they played a very competitive first half in Dallas tell us they played a very competitive half against the chart. I mean you're looking for progress right. You know you're right. They've also played four what are potential playoff team. That's very good takes on a fair yeah and the first three defenses they played were among the best defense in the League not I wouldn't include the chargers they're they're they've underperformed armed on defense and now they've lost one of their best pass rushers and Ingram but yes so the dolphins have had a monstrously tough. I four game scheduled there bad anyway. They're GONNA continue to be bad but the best case scenario for the dolphins which I wrote is that they're bad enough to get the top draft pick but you see improvement Ruben by the end of the season. You WanNa see team. That's still competing. You WanNa see a locker room that hasn't fractured in in disheveled and and become a nightmare by the end of the season. You WanNa see a team. That's absolutely absolutely still trying and hasn't checked out. You don't WanNa see any quit on this team. I do think that you saw loads of quit week. One Boo that was the very collecting for the team and a lot of players went to their agents and agents were leaking things in the media about wanting to get out of here. Maybe it was just Mak- Fitzpatrick after all that Oh oh and are you doing the thing now where Dolphin Fan. You're just charting the progress of all the other teams. I go huge Houston. Texans Loss Carolina. That's huge for us and you're watching Monday night football on your upset. The Mason Rudolph is only completing passes to running backs for an yeah. That's exactly what you're doing. You know you're watching last night's game and you're going wow how the bengals are so bad. I hope they're not as bad as we are. You know because there are there are what three or four winless teams left. You got the jets. You've got the Washington franchise. Is You have the Bengals who've been a lot more competitive than I think certainly the Miami Dolphins and they're still missing green. Aj when it comes to getting a quarterback I think it's just the bengals because the the cardinals haven't won but they have calorie the reds tie. Redskins has radio Haskins so I think our own for Ooh. That's that's a team yeah John John elway. He's always going to be looking for all right so there it is I think that's what you're looking at as far as competing for team really wanting a quarter yeah and so that was a big loss for the dolphins when Jacksonville went to Denver and won all four of the broncos games been like that yeah a imagine being John Elway right now he's gotta be just looking for a whole crawling and John elway's legacy in Denver as like an executive is an interesting one because yeah they won the Super Bowl so I guess people are just off their hands and say up. That's a huge success because you gotta hate manning because they got the number one overall draft pick in had Andrew Lock the perfect replacement in waiting and there was some question marks about painting but there was a huge market for Peyton manning like people want to say like Oh credit the John Elway for taking a huge risk on getting paid mainly because we didn't know what his nerves situation was there for a million teams interested in getting painting and taking that chance he had an all-time defends pretty much for that franchise anyways and they win the Super Bowl and since then it's been horrible rebel decision after horrible decision especially with the quarterback position something that John elway should know a thing or two about he actually dodged a bullet with Brock osweiler because he did offer a the monster contract and he entered this season with a ridiculous quote that Joe flacco is entering his prime. I know he's got like pump. The dude up a little bit because he just acquired artem right Joe Joe Flacco like put them in the same category as case keenum. He's one of those veterans whose numbers aren't going to be terrible but he's just not GonNa win any games for you. He's just a a stopgap. You know you're you're treading water when you have a quarterback like that and and the dolphins did that for seven years with Tannehill Tannehill is not a terrible quarterback quarterback. I'd like to see him starting over Mariota in Tennessee actually but he's just a quarterback who's going to be okay. Never one to lift a team above above what is right now. So far the reaction all these losses are well as expected and on the bright side were taken for to us so all these results are pretty good but you do. WanNa win game right you. WanNa win one. You don't WanNa go and sixteen you. Don't WanNa have like perfect bill and imperfect bill population whatever I mean. Does it really matter though it's nice. They're erasing things nice to say those words. Dolphin Fan like I'd like to win a game but what is it really but he's right like you. Don't want to be the team. That's walking around saying undefeated. Season undefeated seasons like what about two thousand and nineteen were completely defeated. You don't remember the Greg Camarillo celebration this when they win that game against the Ravens town does not want her as we're thrown yeah. People don't WanNa winless seem like I find the Brown sing funny but come on and that's the the lions that was just their place in history. Now it's occupied by the browns and when people always talk about the worst franchises ever. They're going to point to that so you want to win that game so here's what I'm saying. You have a bye week. You're playing a team. That's another. They're winless team likely starting rookie quarterback if you lose that game. I think the tide turns a little bit from like okay. We're we're thanking for two to like are are we actually. GonNa win a game like how do you now win this game. If not this game which game I just disagree. I don't think it's that big a deal that you just said the browns were a winless and now look where they are a part of the reason that they got to where they are now. They're always going to be winless. It's always going to be part of their history. Just like you guys have been leaning on the seventy. Two Dolphins be like people that I know that are younger than me are touting the seventy two dolphins as if they had anything to do with it because it's a part of your franchises. I guess I haven't even thought about the browns being defeated for season since you just said it like it's not like every every football season on my God. I hope we're not the BROWNS. No I disagree. I think the Detroit lions going winless is in the is in the collective mind Tampa Bay going on fourteen in the seventies. I think you want to avoid that and the dolphins have four or five winnable games. They played the jets twice. The bengals play the redskins. I mean they're going to win a game and I think the key for Miami and for Dolphin fans is that you end the season with the number one pick in in your pocket and not feeling thoroughly embarrassed you end the season with a few wins a good feeling moving forward what you WanNa do right now. Is You want to identify a handful of players who surprise you and are going to be a part of the team moving forward the receiver. Preston Wilson comes to mind pressing Williams Williams rather in examples and was traded for one Pierre here an example. That's a good point at a good bat by the way John Boles once told me forty forty Guy Bulls want so he could be a fifty home run. Guy Bowls never never turned out that way. Do you just pull the Tim Kirch in about a reference from like twelve years ago. That's true and more than that actually true thank you. You're welcome. I'm googling pressing balls told me I remember I remember Preston Wilson like it must have been the sports patients wouldn't be on the front page of the Herald where they were playing in Wrigley and I don't remember why I remember this but he went to catch a ball that would have you know ended a game or something ran through the IV hit the wall bounced out and dropped the ball on the cubs won one and I remember the cover had it was just like a time lapse of time lapse but it was like sequential pictures like him catching him in the IB came coming out of the Ivy dropping the ball and I don't know why that sticks out in my mind but I will never forget that unless I was wrong in which case I did forget closes. Preston Wilson came to forty forty was with the Marlins Orlands in two thousand where he hit thirty one dinger's thirty six bags. I thought I thought it was yeah. He's a thirty thirty forty forty guy. I thought it was right to but I mean in person wasn't nice little career there. I think there's only been like five or six forty forty guys ever so it'd be Kinda random for like pressing Wilson. It'd be one of them all right. Let's wrap up this local. Our real quick with calls and let's make these short Bruce. You have a fake for us. Go ahead Bruce is is that your fake billy here. Is there a male suitors it limited you guys have jeopardy right yeah so ever since that little TIFF wealth fight. Welt wasn't really a fight but ever since the whole thing with her back the other week I did some research kind of looking at how jeopardy like got so popular and you know the Games. It's a fun game. Show all right. It's fine but like by the way like it's pretty clear about this until the answers right. You're playing pretty clear but anyway a couple of days ago off a guy just lost. He was the third all time winningest score behind James and Ken Jennings and I was used James Strategy. I I got to thinking how did James. Whole sour ever lose anyway and I may have discovered the biggest scandal in game show history history because ready for this big skeptical billy all right the day that James Wholesaler lost he was well within his range to catch Ken Jennings and become all time winningest jeopardy player but trying to look at it and and say maybe the powers that be didn't really like the idea of a gambler winning the all time jeopardy champion crowd and so what did they do. They put in a ringer. The woman that beat James Wholesaler not only wrote her wrote her master's thesis us on how to answer jeopardy questions the best she also had Shakespeare adds turn had shakespeare her has the subject of her undergraduate thesis and guys. What was the final jeopardy answer tape spears time time. Was the category guys. It's crazy this camp. This was a setup this up not bad not bad yeah. I really enjoyed that. There's a good numbers. We can talk about this. All I think you were missing. Here's the thing here's the thing taking a couple more by the by the way but I think it was really that was on bottom line and Chris at one to me mouth. Is it weird that I want fake skeptical. Go Billy to tighten up guys at that point. It's counterintuitive for ethical all right good job good hacking. I'm GonNa put you on hold so you can actually talk to the real billy so you you can workshop that all right one more call before we go here. Let's go out to by the way four forty forty club members Jose Saco Barry Bonds a-rod and Fonda Soriano Toriano man. I remember when there were more. We're trying to get off. Bonds of Soriano. Steroids was the trade. What was the poor. We treat other uh-huh phone so perhaps maybe I remember. He had a four yeah. I remember seeing Fonz Soriano and looking up his measurements and he's like six feet one eighty and I remember thinking to myself that helping a guy that size hit forty home runs but I'm like the same size and I can't hit the ball twelve hundred fifty feet so oh from bleacher report dot Com the one hundred three players who tested positive for steroids in two thousand and three on this list ego yeah the six. It was clean obviously yeah list men huge names. How `Bout this Nomar no. Oh yeah are we just recklessly. Listen like there was this list like no. This was this is like the test that they did where none of the names were supposed to come out kind of like an experimental thing and then this led to the Mitchell it sure report and all the names came out when it was supposed to be anonymous and we were like year. Momodou really includes go. I see at the bottom of Yeah Clicquot Gary Matthews. He's got screwed. I'm just to say this is supposed to be anonymous. Why are these names out yeah. No they did Vernon. Wells Maglione Mags mags Jose contrary US Jay Gibbons Gibbons and work out so great Jay Gibbons. We're going to do that. We're going to wrap this up. I think we're I think we're pretty solid here unless greg has any final thoughts. I'm good Greg. Why don't you end the show like you know. Send US off well. It's been a beautiful local our swipe up.

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"This is the Dan Le Batard show with this to spot casts. Ryan Clark looking good in that suit on I take it's hard to look Jack in a suit. I never seen muscle definition on someone into SuperFood is an understatement. So he looks good on I take if you wanna tune into something where the people arrive on time, and everyone is ready to go or you could stay here. And listen to what we do here's to God's late at least he chose the day that executives. Are in town to do. It may Ryan Clark looks like an absolute dish today. I do prefer him with slightly longer hair. He's still great. But his hair was top notch. ESPN? I don't I'm not positive about this do who else in a suit looks ripped in a suit. Does that does that guy Scott Pelley, super journalists got Pelly look? No, no. We did. He hides it. Well, we only knew that. He was a beef cake when he worked out with you Jackman, which I'm sure he was totally jacked up about that idea. I'll tell you who looks great in a suit Conor McGregor. That guy can does great not Jack Vince McMahon. Great Jackson, the rock, obviously. But you can't hide the rocks body and his somebody's ox body. Somebody's just can't be contained. So we will get to discussing more Ryan Clark in a suit in a second. Stugatz. Come in, which is a good thing. Because Greg Cody I was about to turn to Greg Cody for his wheelhouse, topics. Greg Cody sends me every week. What it is that? He is ready to talk about how. How it is that he can help the show and provide content for the show. And today's long list of things is the following you ready yet the first item the top item the lead dolphin sign league-leading beard. So that's the first item. That's the strongest thing. He's got the second item. And here's where it starts to weaken. And it was pretty damn week. When we started Greg cody's fourteenth annual March madness haiku challenge. Hello. Oh, he's ready to talk about that on a moment's notice. And that's it. That's all referred to that as flimsy. That's. Cou Amir and his fourteenth annual haiku challenge which encourage you not to participate at are now at herald dot com. Early and often Greg Cody was talking about getting a tattoo for free doesn't need it to be for free. He's asking for it to be free. Do we what are we going to do with this because Greg Cody is notoriously cheap in a way, this embarrassing? Do you keep saying that made listen, cheap your promulgating a falsehood and I'll -rageous false Francis. Your father cheap. Yes. Thank you. So we've got that over here. And then over there, we got Billy leading a group of soccer kickers the penalty kicks were today. We're not going to tell you what the challenge was he gays. It was a wet field. And Billy forgot to bring soccer balls that this is all made up. Why were you guys using drugs? Your soccer bowl. Why was there phone? Call made the ten thirty at night to Greg Cody asking Vienna. Soccer ball in his garage. These are all falsehoods. I bought these balls yesterday like eight forty five and it's because it was late. I went to five below a store that everything costs less than five. Because we're working on a budget here. And I got two of them in case. One of them was faulty because again, it was five dollars for the ball. I don't even think they were soccer balls. I think they were volleyball's honest with you it worth every penny. We paid. All right without giving away. Too much though, what kind of catastrophe was it? It was you Royd Chris shooting on Mike Ryan shooting on Mike Ryan with the competition between the three of you. Well, and Mike to see who it is can get the most balls pass Mike conditions weren't ideal. We did it kinda early. So not great lighting. It went as about as poorly as it could have gone. I'd say, but we'll maybe make it work. We'll see how difficult were the balls to kick. Oh, there's no chance that you could control where those things are going. They wait like two ounces as soon as you would put it down. Wind would be blowing the ball on the field. It was like kicking wiffle balls. Yeah. Kicking whistles feats the perfect great way of putting it it was like kicking perp very tricky movement on wiffle balls, by the way, but everyone had the same disadvantage, Dan. So we were all in a level playing field. Well, maybe the field wasn't level. Because again, the ball was just rolling around was Mike super serious. Golly. Oh, he was. Lady Vic Mickey Mouse club put on his gloves. Like the pros do under his clothes for some reason. For some reason, you don't wanna scuff up the knees and keep in mind on the one that's actually putting my body on the line here while you guys are just kicking the ball willy nilly. Someone's got to go diving for these things and that person is me kicking wiffle balls at you, like paper balls. You try to hit a wiffle ball movement on those things that crazy sometime diving let sometimes I'm diving right? I can't make heads or tails of it is very windy as well. Without giving away too much. I'd say we didn't challenge in very much. I saw more than others more or less the same number of goals. Probably would have been scored had there been a keeper there or not. That's fair at all. Our accuracy, let's say it was a bit off. There were there were a couple that I didn't have to move, no doubt were view. This wasn't the greatest exhibition in my skills. Some of us were our own most passing boy, like messy out this. I'm barest. Well, wait till it comes out. You're really going to be embarrassed. I there was one of us. We could have stacked two goals on top of. Miss the Mark. I'm going to say any names, all rocket leg. Why was Greg Cody out? There was my coach I was instructing Mike on on how to play the position goalie coach. Yeah. Yeah. Goalkeeper you. Well, I didn't know what he was doing there until I saw his hat that said goalkeepers coach, very helpful. Of course. Mike, Mike has potential y'all give anything away. No. I won't. I mean, we should be using regulation balls. I don't know why we're using drugstore frisbee balls. I mean, I'd I'd honestly rather do it with a real ball because that's a true test of skill. But those the point of what we were doing outside of making content that wasn't incompetent. I thought the point of what we were trying to do is to test your actual goaling still there. Chiefs, frisbee soccer balls, and it becomes a contest between ROY. And Chris to see who could kick the ball more over the goalpost, Dan the goal is entertain-. And I think we didn't did that. We certainly did that risk finally hit some field goals them. Entertain yourselves will the audience today? Will. What can we say about this? Peyton Manning story. Now, good. It's got the babysitter here. Just ask him over there. Ask him he's in the room. So what Peyton Manning stories? It's the same thing that you did last time where you rehash story in two years ago. Oh, no, this new pain manning story that involves ESPN a report by my line. I don't know what it is that I'm allowed the byline or the headline. What's a date on? It is two thousand nineteen. I didn't look at the date. I just saw the headline and the headline was that ESPN executives were trying to lure Peyton Manning into the Monday night boot that was reported on last year to that recessions were were had he's obviously at the top of any available job. So you can just go ahead. And assume that's one of the first calls that any sort of broadcasts. But the important people flew out to see him was the report the important people went the president of the company. You know, why knees he's a prize free agent in this game. Well, everyone's looking for the next Rome and ESPN caught itself a break. Right. Because Jason Witten was struggling in that. Role and was getting a lot of criticism. It doesn't matter who's in that role. People are gonna watch the Monday night football game anyway, but he was under contract, and you were going to have to hear him try and find his voice while you criticized him, and he went back to football net leaves his opening where are important people are flying Peyton Manning. And I'm wondering what that's going to cost because Jon Gruden was the highest paid employee at the company at six and a half million dollars. And if you want Peyton Manning, I think it's going to cost more than that. I'd cost a lot less. Not a lot less, but less nonetheless, donlevatar d-, we're in the middle of the NBA playoffs. My good friend colleague, Greg Cody of the Miami Herald just reference Tony Kennedy are a nineteen sixty seven baseball addresses sold, by the way. So only see. Stugatz. What attend tandem? He and. Yes would have been Red Sox. Had it made Jorde boomer Scott at first base, Reggie Smith patrolling centerfield Joe Foy at third man. Gio lawn. Borg crazy lineup one of the best ever. And then Tony see got that injury. Jack. Hamilton of the angels hit him went down like a sack dirt gut backup. Her roic had a great season sixty nine I believe it was nine seater out of the league. And the rest is sad Red Sox history getting emotional just talking about VC's live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. We got breaking news, Billy. What are you laughing about back there? What's funny? Trout, twelve years for thirty million dollars. Then chin that's one year less than Bryce Harper at one hundred million dollars more. You're laughing at Bryce Harper for only making three hundred. I mean, that's years. More years actually shouldn't. That's right. That's right. That's got to be strategic by the agent and trout, right? We want exactly one hundred million more and Bryce Harper and less years. Still game. Download the vivid seats happened had their promo code jabs at checkout. The gets ever set off your first order don't buy just any see get a vivid seep if you haven't tried the delicious high quality meat from butcher box. You're going to be blown away. Sign up today. A butcher box dot com slash, Dan. And get free gram beef for the life of your subscription and twenty dollars off your first box who's reporting that Elmo Jeff passan. Yeah. What's he reporting? What are the specifics of what he's reporting so trout was under contract for another year? And they just bought that year. And they extended him out twelve years. With the richest contract and the history of sports easily the richest contract in the history of sports who was before that though, it's it's Cannella, right? Can low was the previous passes that by sixty five million. I saw that Russell Wilson was talking about being the highest paid ever the possibility of him being the highest paid ever the agents. Love fooling around with that stuff. Man. Like, honestly what difference? Does it make ego? Dan, I told you before that a Rod's contract had to be exactly twice as much as Kevin Garnett's largest in the history of sports. Kevin Garnett was at one twenty six eight rod Texas couldn't be had for two fifty. It had to be two hundred and fifty two million dollars. There's no way that that's an accident that Mike trout and his agent teamed up to give them a hundred million dollars. Exactly more than Bryce Harper Ardy Merano. He's still got that are that Albert. Halls contract when wait a minute. You wanna see something funny guys? Look this up on the internet look up what the angels will be paying our pool halls thousand twenty one two thousand twenty or two thousand twenty million in two thousand twenty one what he's getting thirty million each of the next couple of years, you're twenty eight next year twenty nine twenty twenty one thirty million sixty six million wrapped up into players. Does Ardy Marino. Think that he's not in Anaheim. Does he think I mean when is he does because the team's named Los Angeles. So. When you look at what it is that team has been when you look at everything that they are. When is the last time you thought of anything angels related the angels just swallowed up the best player in baseball swallowed him up. There was a conversation. The only conversation we had last year about Mike trout was the Commissioner of the sport saying it was a little bit incumbent upon him to make himself more marketable. It's a lot of money to spend for guys never wanna playoff series. Then a guy that you wouldn't know he was sitting on your lap in studio right now. I mean, he could win the triple crown and be. Overpaid. You know, the contract is so ridiculous. There's literally nothing he can do to live up to that contract. He's going to be a disappointment just based on the contract. No matter. How flow it's terrible contract. He's never gonna be able to that. What can you do to live up to four hundred thirty million dollars? And honestly, what did you do you can win the World Series the next twelve years until his thirty nine if he won every World Series from now until the age of thirty nine, but he lived up to the contracts hold on a second Giancarlo Stanton. What are you guys doing Giancarlo Stanton won the MVP after signing that big contract? And if you win the MVP if they get a decade of Mike trout being as good as he's been. That's not a stupid contract. I mean if you can afford it if if your customers are willing to pay enough to go to the stadium to make the contract worth. That's where the market is. He's on pace to be one of the best players ever. He's the best player. We've seen in decades Billy where do you come up with a bad conduct contract? He's not marketable marketable. Does he bring in forty million? Of revenue season at a certain point. I mean, yes, he's the best. He get paid the most. But at a certain point, what is his actual value? Like how much is he actually bringing in as opposed to what it's costing to have him. There must be a reason. These businesses continued to extend these twelve and thirteen year contracts at these three hundred million dollar figures. It must be because they know that the numbers workout with the TV contracts to allow them to be able to afford all this stuff in a sport. That doesn't have a salary cap. And remember that age twenty seven theory that the elite players in baseball their absolute apex of their careers is at twenty seven while most players find their peak at twenty nine the elite players you get their best. You're twenty seven. So you can make the argument like trout is passes prime now. If I was Mike tried. I would never do a commercial. What's the point? You don't need to be marketable. Now, you could be anonymous and super-rich which is his deal. Now, he doesn't need to sell shoes. He doesn't need to sell Batts. It doesn't need to sell glosses need to do anything. He should rest on his laurels just to seventy and into the Bank. On his seventy two guys. I do I get your point. But I feel like if he was sitting on my lap. I would notice. I don't know. Even know who is this gear. Mo- put it on the poll if my trout were sitting on Stu gods, laugh woods God's say. Who is no chance might child right now on south beach during spring break could walk down the street in a tank top. And you would not know it was Mike trout. No chance you just think you some frat guy. You could be his angels uniform, and nobody recognize it Mike trout could walk down ocean drive in his angels jersey and board shorts and sandals. And you were just saying, hey that guy's Mike trout fan. No, what you'd hear in this way is gang trout. That's what you'd hear. It's the same thing. That's to say who is that. Even if he's wearing a trout jersey. They'd be asking. Why is he wearing jersey of you know, with the name trout on it? Is he supposed to be marketable? Does that matter? You're paying for a great baseball player. He's one of the best in the history of the sport. Well, the price you're paying for more than a great baseball player. You're playing playing for a dynasty. You're paying for it ninety. He has to turn the angels into a team that wins three or four championships or else. The the whole thing's a failure. What? Yes, what are we doing to chanted? Writing's on the wall three or four. Who needs to be more than four guys talking about needs to win like six Chevy? What's the most straight championships because he needs to beat that by at least two Mickey Mantle? He literally putting Mickey Mantle Mickey Mantle had ring. I know of Mickey Mantle or sitting on my lap. There you go. Here comes on truck. My get almo- guy. Knows something we talked to one person who knows anything. Guys, take it up with them when he comes on here. Bad contract has to win three or four championships in order to make no just has to sell some tickets. We settle out six championships and knowing if he were sitting on your lap. I think that's that's it. Then it's worth it triple crowns as well. Cash. More of the Dan labor show with this two guts, ten to one eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN news guys here, weddings could have ninety nine problems. But the groom's look shouldn't be one of them. That's why our friends the Blackhawks dot com. Design rental suits and tuxedos that you'll love wearing at your wedding. So if you end up getting feature list of Twenty-three at it wedding fails, at least, you know, you'll look good for your close up. What I really love about the black dogs is that they have an easy online ordering process that brings your suit or talks straight to you just pick a style at the black tux dot com and request a free home try on. So you could feel the fit and quality before you commit? 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And by a pretty substantial margin, you can say that it's a good contract for the team. But the the numbers don't lie. The angels TV contract is three billion dollars and Mike trout is off to the greatest start of anybody in baseball history. And that's not an exaggeration the first eight years of his contract through twenty six are have been more productive on an individual level than anybody out there. So four hundred thirty million dollars one hundred you know, it's actually gonna be more than four hundred thirty. It's a hundred million plus over Bryce Harper it sixty five million plus over what can L O Alvarez got from zone. I mean, it's it is an enormous figure, and I think the angel. Nls rightly believed that he is worth every penny. Forgive my ignorance on this. Because I don't know how it is that you can have that much money tied up in pull Holtz and trout, and then continue building out from there have the finances of the game. Just totally changed where you can have you can have now a team like the angels aren't exactly Yankees the Red Sox. I guess they got the TV deal of it. Having to contracts that bloated. Everybody is free. Like if David Sampson can can parade around saying one point two billion. That's for the Marlet. Like, we know the violence. Don't put anybody in that ballpark. We know the Marlins are, you know, a terrible franchise right now in the middle of a rebuild. If they're worth one point two billion dollars. Imagine what the franchise values are across the sport that that is the name of the game not just in baseball right now, but in sports altogether. It's just about franchise value at this point. And when your franchise value like the angels is is well over two billion dollars. When you've got the three billion from the television contract. You know, that's the funny part of this whole thing like there's a whole baseball is dead movement. And and you you barely talk baseball on the show, and I get why I totally get why because your audience does not really watch baseball that much like the average baseball. Dan is like a fifty eight year old white guy at the same time the money in the business is still enormous. And, you know, baseball's not going away because of that you have a hundred sixty two games a year that you can sell you have one hundred sixty two television shows year that you can sell for three hours at a time with an hour pre game and half an hour post game. I mean, four and a half to five hours worth of regular programming throughout the summer is a really valuable thing. Mike trout has extended four hundred thirty million with the angel. The guy the angels that guy who broke the story. Jeff passan with us on ESPN radio. What do you got Cody? Jeff Trump made the playoffs once five years ago and has never done anything in the playoffs beyond that doesn't. He have to win championships for this contract of his not to be a failure on some level for the angels. That's a very fair point. And I think we can look at it. Like this my trout got the deal without having won a single playoff game. And that that shows that hey, individually, he's worth this is where it goes back on Ardy Merano and Ardi Marino has shown a willingness and capacity to spend our pools two hundred forty million dollars. Josh Hamilton, one hundred twenty five million dollars. C J Wilson, you know, eighty million dollar range. Gary Matthews junior fifty five million. I believe it was the these were all varying levels of the buckles of contracts. And so it's a matter of can they build around trout because as we've seen this guy who's putting up ten ten wins above replacement a year, which is just absurd numbers. The the idea that he hasn't won a single playoff game means they haven't built around him. And so I think it's almost incumbent on the angels at this point. And and you know, a good thing. That's that's working for them. Right now is their system for the first time in a long time and actually pretty solid. They they've got a kid named Joey del who's nineteen years old. He's going to be in the outfield with trap probably by next season. They've got some pitching depth, but they they need more. And when you have somebody like trout when you have him locked in for the next twelve years, you damn better builder. Can they build around him though now with this contract? Sure. Sure. Of course, I mean, look the average annual values going to be about thirty six million dollars. The angels are not anywhere close to seeding, the luxury tax threshold at this point. And you know, what even if they did they should because they're NA major market. Why? No, they're not the dodgers. They're not the marquee team there. There's no reason when you have somebody like my trout in his prime years that you do not do everything hostile in your power to go out when a championship because the truth is my try to thirty five is not going to be what my trout is this year at twenty seven, and they need to recognize that these years are the ones that they're really paying for in committing this long term. They understand that by the time. He's thirty five thirty six thirty seven thirty eight. He's probably not going to be the same guy. And if he is we're talking about the greatest player in baseball history. I mean, you know, those are the that's kind of the binary that we've got going on here either they need to win in the next. I five or six years or they have the guy who's going to go down as the best player to ever play baseball as a lifetime, Los Angeles angel and that I think is as much as anything why they were willing to do this deal in pony up as much money as they did because the outcome. It's really pretty good on both heads. We have about a minute here. Eventually the fifty eight year old fan won't care as much as fifty eight year old today. Does major league baseball understand that did they get that? Sure. Because if not they are they are running the risk of of falling back even further than they have in the sports pecking order, and and I think it's a difficult balance to strike, right? Because you have the sport. That's so steeped in history that really has made its bones on on being the sport that doesn't change a whole lot. And so change is difficult thing to stomach, but I think that people at major league baseball and the players association recognize that there is a demographic sue NAMI coming at them. And that if they don't change things very quickly than that puts the sport in para long-term, the phrase made its bones. Do you have any idea where it came from can someone tell me how it is the bones were made, do, you know pass it or not? Did he later? Jeff. Thank you for being on with us. You brought it again brought a strong. Thank you, sir. Thank you. So we got Marty Smith he's on a bus for some reason. I'm not real sure why Marty Smith, I think it can. Now be said, and even if it can't be said, it's going to be said now will soon be joining lebatardshow and friends and his first interview, he's got a good first interview. Oh, look he's applauding right now. But for some reason he's on a bus. America. Dan, living tarts podcast familia. Who's your I guess going to be? I made the right noise there it's going to be none other than the nature boy, RIC flair. Woo. Have you guys ever texted with RIC flair? I know that Mike I think Mike went to his birthday party. So when flair text you there's always a capital W and then five capital os. And I asked him about is it always five os. And he's very meticulous about the text. Let me tell you a great RIC flair story real quick. So our first stop on the ESPN tournament challenge tour, which were about ten miles out from the university of North Carolina right now was Murray state where Jaama rant who's going to be a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft place. We went did a feature on him. Their coach is Matt McMahon. So coach McMahon is a nature boy, RIC flair phonetic and the racers the Murray state team the racers may have these champion. For players have these championship bills and win. This was revealed to me thought, well, let's make this guy's name. So I face time flare so nature boy answers, the FaceTime. He's sitting there and his recliner something. And it turns into this full blown analysis of John Maria with coach McMahon. He knew more about Coachman man's best player and coach Mandy. So nicer boy nature has a future in sports analysis. I was floored and we got a woo woo. Woo. All right. So we're excited about that anything that Marty touches something that we want to be around. But you're right now are on a bus headed from where to where why are you on a bus? And and as you join lebatardshow friends, I do find it confounding that we gotta by five dollars soccer balls around here from drugstore 'cause we got no budget and Marty traveling the world with a bus in a satellite at his own TV crew. Yeah. Yeah. And a driver hits TJ say Hello. So get this. We have more bells and whistles on this thing that you can fathom. I wanna show you guys what's going on on this bus. I'll tell you where we've been in a minute. Let me show you what we have going on. I look at it. Okay. Yeah. This is a bar. Look at all the different cameras. I have I can push this camera, and I can show you the road team point as we go up interstate eighty five. We ever lied. I'm show you. This view, which is a little behind the scenes the bus. We'll go back there. And just a moment. I can show you this view, which is Hello America. You're welcome. And then I can show you this view right here. I'll turn around and make my way towards the back of the bus almost fill over. So I gotta tell you guys. This we've been on this thing for almost sixty hours. None do not odor sixty hour, smells, like a cross between a middle school locker room and a pig sty. You can wear. Ovaries using weird Yoder excuse me. Patti Matty tidy come out, Dr petty check this out. About this bus is this no dumping. No number to put everything in the trash except for liquids. That is rule number one. There have been disasters. Look, you guys have your one little cardboard stand up. Look at all of my fun stuff back here. Baby. We got a sign that says the Martin part is one of the Tennessee volunteers shoes we stole all of the different teams. We visited gear we got my ugly face. Although this is very beautiful because lebeau, drew that. So that's beautiful could save. So in this thing, we have we started in Nashville, Tennessee, we drove to Murray Kentucky, we then went to Louisville Kentucky. Then we went to Lexington Kentucky last night. We got to Knoxville Tennessee hung out on rocky top drove through the night to Gardner Webb university. Which was bananas this morning that was five right? That that five AM. The was five AM, right? Five AM and hundreds of students showed up. I don't know what the hell is wrong with them. But I appreciate their passion. Very much. They were out of their minds at five o'clock in the morning on Tuesday. There had been some sort of incentive. Apparently that is the liver mush capital of the United States of America. They were trying to give me some liver mush sandwiches. And so we have a whole box of those up there. I'll ship them down to you guys in south beach. But it's been a hell of a great tour so far, and hopefully some people have signed up for the speech turnament challenge. All of you listening in watching should get in my pool, the mardi party poo and see if you can beat me because I'm so so intelligent about college basketball for three days a year. Marty. Thank you. It's good to have the family, buddy. You wanna tell anybody else about Marty? Smith's America, the podcast? Yes. Modest Miss America podcast. I am now officially able to announce I'm in the laboratory network, it's going to be a lot like what Dan does with the south beach sessions. I really enjoy learning about people and their pass and how they became what? And who they are. And just by the way, not kissing your rear. But the south beach interviews are so cool. I really enjoyed Terry crews one I love the Dan Patrick one. I try to text Dan lebatardshow takes lebatardshow tell him how much I like the Dan Patrick interview. And the Joe buck interview, and he's like, why don't you just text them? They did all the work. I didn't do anything. Well, let me tell you. Why? I don't text them because I don't have their number. You have to. All right. Very, but you got the bus. I've got their numbers. But you've got a lot more money being given to you by this company. I don't know why we're not joining Marty Smith and friends, I really don't understand what's happening here because I'm telling you, they just did some the problem. The problem is that I'm on this bus that I'm actually renting on the exterior of this bus or Jay Williams face Jay Bilas face Steph Greenberg. Face Reese, Davis his face. My face ain't on outside of this bus. So we had to put it on hand side of the bus. Marley. We appreciate. Yeah. I mean, he's the best years the best and April. I I love you guys more than you could ever imagine the later. Time to justify our in recent salaries instead of the Wofford terriers out of this other converts. April. First is when Marty Smith will join lebatardshow friends at the build out here. We're going to be doing over the next year as we continue to create an amusement park of more content. Donlevatar I get complaints about. Why do you cut Cody off so much? Why don't you? Let him talk more. He has no governor whatsoever for what others find interesting. It's just for what he finds interesting. And what he finds interesting is himself still God's I'm interested in people. So maybe people are interested in me. That's my governor governor VC's live our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. Happy sixty fourth birthday to Bruce Willis. Happy birthday to him. I don't care. Good luck. And this is in the forever. Stugatz wheelhouse. What else is in the forever? Stugatz wheelhouse. If you had to pick only four takes for all time. This is not only this is not only the birthday that's guts is probably most likely to make fun of it is the reason that Stephen a Smith originally sang this song wishing Clayton Kershaw. Happy birthday. Here's the full context. Clayton Kercheval just turned thirty and happy birthday to him. I don't care. Good luck. So he turned thirty one. So we've been doing this for a year. Now, it's the one year anniversary of us doing it for a year when we first discovered that wonderful sound we get all the time videos of kids singing this to their parents. It's really it's the power of Stephen Smith. Put it on the poll at lebatardshow, Instagram and Twitter, Ken, Stephen a Smith changed the way America sings happy birthday. Because I believe he already has in many household. Many people thought we had nailed that song. No, Stephen A, always on the cutting edge. Billy. Are you still laughing at Bryce Harper back there? What is what what you must be checking all the blogs? You must be looking at all the Olympic skies. What you're trying to please. Let's be were telling us this underpaid. Oh, God rights or whatever. His name is Mike trial is under paid in this deal. Please get outta here. Price though. The sport hostage. I six months basically didn't sign a team because he wanted to be the big bad boy on the block, and he got three hundred and thirty million. I know years my four thirty million. Well. Well. Slater like better. Billy just wants to be petty. Billing is boxed themselves in my point. Just pretend laugh when you know in the keys though. Price are is what you wanna do. But it's hard to laugh at three hundred thirty million dollars. Every time you're laughing. He's got three hundred thirty million dollar idea. It's four thirty. Most part about this is Boris. This is really funny for Scott Boris to experiences because he was the one that was truly hold on the sport hostage. And he just got rocked to the tune of a hundred million dollars. More rights is the big loser. This off season obvious right lose. Yeah. Manny Machado makes more annually that. Lady on bell, obviously. But it's fun buffets for Boris Boris definitely says to himself that he could have got trout more. Right. That's what he's thinking. Yes. Did you stole trout that? Four fifty. Honestly, what is Kevin Durant worth? Like he looks at this e looks at what might trout just signed for. And what are the guys in the NBA thing to themselves? What does LeBron criminally underpaid given his value to Connie's? Well, maybe not so much of this year. Maybe it's right on the nose for LeBron James this year. But those guys actually have more of a hand in their team winning. There's only five of them on the court. My trots ten wins above replacement and the angels are disappointment almost every year. He's never wanna playoff series. He just got paid for thirty million dollars. Of course, we'll run thinks knows he's worth a lot more than that. He's a hall of fame baseball writer. Am right? He's a professional authority on the subject of who is great at baseball. I am cover the more attention to money. There's money doesn't matter to me. What do you make of this contract? Dan, school great, Cody on the ESPN radio. Let me tell you about Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice by some nights. He even slept in its hockey skates. Pete practice and practice unto one day when he was forty seven p realized he just wasn't that good. So he threw his skates in the trash. But then you heard how gyco proud partner of NHL good save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch. So it all worked out. So we've been making fun of Dave Gettleman. The New York football giants general manager new sheriff in town guy who comes in. And he's been talking a lot of bluster about what it is to be a New York football giants. And you know, then he hires Shurmur and Shurmur tells you what it's like to be a New York football giant what it is to be in New York. Football giant now is to try and bench ally. Manning not have the actual wherewithal to do it firing management and now ally manning gets extended you're going to get saquon Barkley killed Odell Beckham was keeping ally. Manning from getting old faster because he was getting open more than others. And so here's new sheriff in town who told us he wasn't trading back in January. He wasn't trading. Odell Beckham in February. He everyone's offer and pretzels and doughnuts in a hot dog. Here's Gettleman finally talking about what the hell. The giants are doing very, please. My responsibility to tell you guys what I'm doing. That is just like, it's my responsibility to respond to every rumor that comes down the pike. That's not my job, okay responsibility. Trust me, we got a plan and over time. You know, you've got to be patient. You know, everybody wants answers. Now, we live in history gratification society, instant gratification world and everybody wants answers. Now overturn I'm you'll say it you gotta trust it. No, he's that's the thing that is. So hopelessly out of touch. Hey, just trust me guys. I'm saying no hotel back. We're gonna do it my way let's extend the the the washed Eli man don't ask you what the plan is. Tell you what the plan, but I'm telling you there's a plan. Narrative. And he lies overpaid. And can't play is a crock. I'm telling you if you turn around, and you take a look at what he's making right now. And and look look around the league and see what quarterbacks of make it. If you were in my shoes, you'd say, you know, what they're really is not the way he finished the season. And what he's making the really wasn't a decision to make. It was. I mean the Browns. We we have now arrived in a world where the Browns are not a laughing stock this season. But as we head into next season, and you see that the only thing the giants are doing is trading. Odell Beckham for Gabriel peppers trading for safety. Right. The giants are going to be one of the worst teams in the league next year. Correct. We we're all Suming that that if I give you, hey, which are the worst teams going to be we're all swimming. The giants are going to be among them. Correct. Yep. I guess they got a couple of first round picks football such a weird sport though. Right. They don't have a quarterback. And now they don't have a receiver. What if that's the plan though, we have because we don't have a quarterback, and then we have to and that we have a quarterback. There you go the same plan that the dolphins are doing with the fits magic. Who? Greg Cody hasn't given us any contributions other than he leads the league in beard does. Lead the league in something. And I was going to be very beard and interceptions. Right. Do you mean? Right. I mean, they're taking right? Right. Right. Right. You just said to me you got to lead the league in something beards. And interception, right point. Yeah. That excitement. I mean. It's magic right. But they have. I mean, listen fits magic so back and they be right. Then you just with with Fitzpatrick you're just playing for that one week you might be miserable for three weeks. But that one week. I mean, he is gonna light lightly. NFL five hundred yard that it's going to be five hundred yards five. He's going to give you a moment. And how many moments that Ryan tannehill give the dolphins? Honestly. Can you? Remember any moments idle the patriots game? Yeah. But that wasn't even hitting those laterals. He didn't barely anything to do with that started the play. Well, listen, if he was so great. He would've thrown at sixty yards in the end zone. Okay. It's magic exactly. So here's Gettleman telling you, look, I know that I got a plan. And you know, what the plan is not my responsibility to tell you what the plan is. But the plan is we're building it with building. The object of this is to win. As many games as possible every year. So we're building we would three and thirteen when Golda will five eleven last year. In twelve of those games were by were touchdown less. No, we're building and really and truly you can win while you're building. They're not separate pieces. They're building very slowly our plan will become evident intend to twenty years. I think with me. What I love is the combination of unearned arrogant with let me lecture, you a little something about instant gratification society. Oh, thanks. Dave. Gettleman you oracle. We all come do for these wisdom's, please tell me so so I'm not expecting to think that the giants should win. Now, we're expected to think that they've got a plan that they're building that he can't tell us about they did go from three to five wins. He did say that a lot of the games are close. Boy when you're throwing out that that tell me that's almost one. That's that's a loser stat right there. Right. Like, it's one thing for me to say your team was better, you know, a gas bag like me say your team was better than it appeared because you see, you know, a lot of close games and one game samples or random. But he can't do it. You can't be out here defending the jump from three and thirteen to five and eleven. You just traded like a generation wide receiver. They're building Dan on one brick at a time. No one says you can't build and win, Dan and told us I mean, they did lose to the Cowboys by a point the week before that loss to the colts by point. They did almost win know building every damn team in the league almost wins every weekend. I mean borderline playoff team couple of ball's bouncing the right way. And boom wildcard. What are the giants doing? Has. Anyone heard a good explanation from anybody on what the hell the giants are doing. No. And it's not their job to tell us, Dan. These show aimed free time for some ads. As anyone seriously heard an explanation from an analyst somewhere, the network, someone can we get paid manning on the phone anybody? I mean, I just offered up. The NFL is weird. One score games in the NFL. We're building. It's also. But it's also that this is the thing that voice sounds like it's it's carried by a flu of arrogance with building. He's. He's not demanding patients there. He's hitting in the face with a with a what's fish with building building? Okay. I trust that voice for some reason. Building. No, no, you know. You want to building wants you to just believe in his voice twin building it's working man telling we're building. That era getting so few syllable with building. Let me alone. Building. Don. What? It's because building. Architects. He building Carolina. Building. Okay. I don't want to argue with you anymore settlement with building donlevatar. He has the greatest football team. We take the ball from goal to go. Like, no one's ever seen where in the we're on the ground where always in control. And when you say Miami, you're talking Super Bowl. Stugatz. Where the Miami Dolphins everybody. Miami Dolphins Miami. The Miami Dolphins. Oh, good. The song. Joy. Yeah. Wrong lyrics, fine. These live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. We will update a little more in our tournament. But Stu gods? Are you willing to get out there you as the boldest of takers at the entire network, and maybe in the history of the network, are you willing to publicly notarize the thought that it is time to start taking the Spurs serious. I can't I watched him. But I can't I don't I like being right? And I'm gonna be wrong on this one. So no, I'm not gonna say that could cause Golden State is winning the NBA championship period ended discussion. So no, it will not be me. But it will be someone who will that someone who do you think legs? I don't think anybody is going to say, it's. On the earn. Seriously. How much trouble these Denver Nuggets are off to the side saying, why won't you guys? Take us seriously. I've got this giant foreign guy. He's better than almost everybody in the league. But oh, it's because the warriors have had all those problems, and they still have the best record in the conflict. That's why. I mean, the Spurs do have the same record as the thunder. That's pretty amazing. Maybe slowly I'll get myself to that place by the end of the week. But I'm not prepared to do it right now. Oh by the end of the week. We might get whether the Spurs are to be taken seriously buying into this bad theory yet or no likes to give earlier that they're six one bats make appearances in their games, and the mascot is always dressed up when the bat arrives. And it just seems to incidental this has to be something that they're doing on purpose. It has to be they've got a bad problem. What do you mean? It has to be something problem when you're six, and that's not a problem less. It's an advantage. It is court. You guys are going to sit here and argue that you really think that they're better when there's a bat in the Bill they're six in. Oh, it's undeniable, Dan, they're rated so you have them just picking random games, and like halftime being like we really need to win this release the bats. Yeah. Greg your contribution to this segment was to say bats in the belfry. Not what that is. You contributed to this segment? You haven't said anything for thirty minutes. You've just been sitting there coughing the tire. But you've got dropper tune in there, and you got in there with what bets in the belfry. What it's the only thing you had that involve bets. What are you doing Greg? Okay. How many chances in life? You get to incorporate the word belfry, everything that you say out, many, and you. Any time. Eating right jump on. This might be your last chance. I'm going. What else what's belfry? What do you even know what the bell for yard? You know, what about free is? No, I believe. I believe middle free is a socio with the monastery. It's the thing you look at it with a bell bells Bill free as well. Bells and bats in the belfry. That's where I'm about. Look it up. That's where I'm talking about tells us still look it up. I think he's bluffing. Let's figure out blow. Chris. Can we figure out the history of belfry? Does he have that? Right. Because I don't know why it would be a belfry can you filibuster? In the meantime, Billy to give us some time to find what a belfry is by saying who is the looks like for Mississippi State in the tournament. How hall looks like a flightless bird? Yeah. That's true. Liberty is represented by Ramona Shelburne looks like the woman who gets shredded for valuation of organic dog food business on shark tank. You bomb? He does he does look like she she would get shredded by the boys on shark tank. I have a definition here. A belfry is a bell tower, especially one surrounded or attached to another structure. That's they get it. Right yet, honest area monastery. Okay. That's bills baby. Okay. Well that validates you guys guys autoshow derailment that came from it. Do you guys know where bats keep their money? A blood Bank. That's fine. I don't it's pouring until you walk through that OSHA get out of here as fast as possible. It's one of the worst things you've ever done. I don't want you that so much confidence that you do something like that ever again, get out of your walk into the Atlantic Ocean. It was just gonna say never that confident to just come to the mic and tell a joke and either seem so sure this one very confident today it was terrible. Doing not not jokes. He's doing like jokes from fourth grader. Here's a knock knock show dance. My boy knock knock do you know where Rabat keeps money if say who's there who's there? The blood Bank. All right. You get out of here to brought you take over from here. It'll be it'll be decidedly less panicked. You can walk off into the ocean as well. Both of you on the ESPN news arm in arm, get outta here. Don't take an umbrella. Just get out of hand you realize how hard it's raining outside out of the. That's what will make it funny. And it's why we're doing it. They'll dry off in the ocean. It is it is raining very hard Royer you ready to fill out our tournament. Here. VCU is represented by. Joe west looks like he types with one finger to Joe west in the tournament. Come with ROY doing it. It's easy to Joe west in the tournament. Get out of here. All right out of here. What go walk to the ocean? Why do they come back UCF is represented by Mike McCarthy looks like he says fancy meeting you here to the box of donuts. He bought yesterday. Throw explain me just happened here. Playing to me the the avalanche of incompetence that has been Billy guilt today. We worked idiots, Dan. That's the explanation. Alison, it is amazing. How the entire show went right into the toilet the moment. He sat in the chief seat and started showing panic to everybody in the room. This is your guy. This is what he does every day. This is not new panics. I mean, he's he's the neurotic. I mean, I'm not gonna say twin of me. But yeah, this is him. And he was just coming back to make sure we were all ok, well, I want the visual joke of him walking into the ocean. Which he must know he deserves. No because he's just been fouling up the show he took an umbrella against you know, how hard it is to do this show just with Stu gods. And Greg Cody every Tuesday like the whole construct of the show is can I get some work done around here. Please all they do is offer bats in the belfry. And and you know, the the Bill of getting out of the watch out guard play. He's spitting the umbrella as he's walking. Irv any good? What I'll take whatever consequences. There are with human resources than anybody else that he's a germaphobe. And he's he's now going to come back and be mad because he's all wet. He deserves it. There Doral though, look really are. That's a well spun umbrella I feel like they've cheated by taking an umbrella though. I don't think they should have been allowed to take an umbrella told them not to. Transition. I think Chris is the only one using that umbrella. Not only thanking vedic. The way my truck got four hundred and thirty million dollars today. He did four hundred thirty million dollars twelve years. Jeff passan broke the story. None of us. Saw that one coming. We spent the entire off-season boring. You with talk Machado and Harper talking about those piddly contracts that now represent card chains that Mike trout will find in the ashtray of whatever hundred sports cars he wants to buy with that money. It's crazy amount of money. I wanted Harper to continue to recruit trout, I wanna see like a super team in baseball doesn't work in baseball isn't always the. Yankees. It's the dodgers this TV contracts though, man when you're talking about the. Why don't you literally dancing in the rain? My guess is he'll break out in song in the second. Because they'll bats in the belfry is somebody. Ready to sing dance in the rain. Go head may the bats in the belfry or Mike trout spats. What do you think of that? You can listen to the donlevatar show with stugatz. Thanks to one eastern on ESPN radio and you can wash on ESPN news.

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Episode 132: We Love You Mike Tauchman

The Short Porch

51:53 min | 1 year ago

Episode 132: We Love You Mike Tauchman

"The palm the three the tired at five is the body of these Aaron Boone the leader his first yeah but the first portrait Roy Moore what's up what's happening. Welcome welcome to another edition of the short porch presented by Barstool Sports. I'm your host tubs sitting alongside be my co-host my compadres. Tommy smokes get belly. What's going on? What's up? How how are you good Somber Day for sure nine eleven you guys were hearing this on September twelfth obviously nine eleven in such an important day when we live around here in this area tristate area then you like think about all the memories back from them honestly that was like the first point where I really can remember baseball? Baseball was two thousand and one. I don't have a great memory. I'm sure you remember. I'm sure you remember when you were born to be more or less. You probably remember remember the opera outside of your fucking moms womb or whatever that's gross but no remembering baseball like that hold run and everything going on there. It's pretty hard Arthur for obviously never forget. It's hard to forget because it's such an important crazy time in all of our lives but yet so like which sticks out a tweet out this morning the George Bush just thrown out that first pitch I think it's one of the best sports moments of all time and one of the one of the in my lifetime the greatest American moment I think like in terms like America look. Let's fucking. Go like George Bush going onto the mound you you know when like secret service was like ushering him to not do it. Not I'm throwing out that pitch the whole jeeter thing don't bounce it and he just delivers. Maybe the most down the mental strike ever I've seen in my life. It's time I watch it. It just takes my breath away. It was as much pressure as anyone ever had on them. I mean humanity of George W Bush like if be bounces that you know if he's a fifty cent or something oh my God it's crazy throw would have been yeah go to throw a perfect strike like that. You know it's one of those it's one of the biggest sports moments because it's sort of overused but because it was so much bigger than sports it really was and it like it was so important to throw any deep-frozen from the top of the mountain. He's not a policy in front which he suggested he was gonNA do and don't from the GM jeeter straight with him. He's like that's. It's a really really bad idea yet. Look like the president of your leading America you gotta be strong for us and he was as strong as ever and I don't care what you think about him. As a president has policies Aussies whatever when he became at that point like he was our president that was it was just a mirror. America's has never been so united really wasn't sure his approval ratings were probably contra percent idea had been and we we tweeted I I run the instagram for short porch and I I through that video uh-huh up this morning and someone had the nerve to comment or no sorry it was on twitter syrup the tweet it was like I didn't chills from this fuck you and it said of Cortana you isis born in nine hundred ninety. s clearly has no I do I don't so I remember some stuff about nine eleven the day. I don't remember the I don't remember the petch like 'cause I was only five but the point so it's like some things stick with you. Some don't like I do some memories of nine eleven day help just because obviously it's such a weird day but I don't. I don't really remember the playoffs shock from a guy who remembers literally. Everything fought but five is like right on that edge when you start to have memories I remember Tinos is homer. I Love Tina I was seven. I was that was let's say a Oh yeah. It's like oh two on I remember like pretty clearly but a one before I see oh one is really when I became a real yankees like a die hard not long ago when obviously I'm more than it was eight but like really caring what the Yankees were doing right like is when like okay my brain is like developed enough that can refer sports at this point but that whole into really is I think every year I think think about this. It's just crazy didn't win the world series. I know it's can you talk about team of destiny. There's never been a bigger team of destiny than the only Yankees Yeah. I didn't work that Tino homer brushes homer processes homestore November November but the brochures homer really really like I. I like to go Gary Thorne. He called it. I think he's a radio call and he couldn't believe what was happening. Tim carver however the Fox Broadcast Buchan macarbre. Just don't speak for like a minute after the homework because they just let and it was a good move by them letting the crowd just just like encapsulate the moment right because they were that was like the loudest you'll ever hear like a stadium but MacArthur ends up speaking. He's just like he's like I've never seen anything like this. He was just absolutely really flabbergasted. It was really like there was a divine intervention going on like it was just meant to be fucking lost a series of our just don't really understand how but fucking riskin solace but just the nine eleven every year you reflect and everything and I always go back to the first pitch and those two home runs Tinos in brochures and how how really like sports are so big in our lives and how they can just take you away from the motorbike really like for those for that game and you're at those games you you forgot what was going on you were you were it was like sports being the escaped to its purest yeah and that's what sports are really. That's when they're out there. Best is when they can distract you from crazy things going and not to like make you forget about it for entirely but like we all need brakes yeah especially with how crazy the city was and how like post even the days and weeks after like no one knew if there was another attack coming and dry like people were terrified and yes to crazy time so just saw we'd take a few minutes on that switching gears to the Yankees some bad news which we had a good feeling it not not a bad feeling that it was to come when we saw him get hurt on Sunday night. Mike talk men. It's not an Achilles injury which is well so far but it's great to calf strain and he will be out six to eight weeks. which pretty much puts him done for the year they haven't said that I mean like because if you do six weeks that's pretty much the beginning of the world series but like in reality he's probably done yeah which is brutal because left handed bat plays all three outfield positions exceptionally well arguably like a gold glove outfielder when you really like break it down his bad obviously great? It wasn't great the last couple of weeks but for what we thought we get from my talk. When I mean there was a six week stretch where he was better than almost anyone in baseball at the plate always gives you a good at bat obvious the left hand to pop could have used that off the bench yeah? It's brutal brutal injury. It's unfair to the guy he deserves. You know he's had a career changing year that will hopefully catapult the rest of his career in like get him on the map and hopefully sticks with the steam and you know as a role player for for years to come surly young enough to be a part of that fleet weighs twenty eight something like twenty seven twenty eight twenty. He'll be twenty nine December right so he's got some years ahead of him for sure and I think he's been big for like proving that he can play the major league level. He's not some you know triple a player for the rest of his life like if people kind of thought he would be maybe says be you ever talking about. It really sucks to like losing like this totally It's one of those things were just it's just sucks from like thinking at the Yankees Assad. I mean I do think this injury hurts the team because he was good players useful piece in the playoffs the same time you know this isn't Aaron Judge Gone Down Down but we really don't have a leftfielder. No I was going to say like it hurts but it's not like there are other injuries where we would have been like thought this hurts our chances to win the world series but from the human perspective this is one of the worst injuries we could have for the team though it a thousand percent affects team because he was going to be a useful piece either off the it probably would have been off the bench resumes Carlos back but his defense his speed more than affecting he will just such a friend of the program not even even if we didn't have a personal personal relationship with them. It just sucks when it's like a guy who has toiled away in the minor leagues. His entire career gets an opportunity to come up on the biggest stage and baseball is a very reproductive player for a few months and he I I would have loved to just see him. Be a part of the postseason run because I I know he would have had big moments like you would have had had a great catch a key stolen base. You know big double down the line or something like the world series. DVD would have been a lot cooler with Mike Talk. Manakh Tober moment sucks that we're erupted just the social media moment. I said this on on Monday show just a moment if he would have a to hit game one of those hits a home run or whatever and people were telling Mike Talk men and the casual fan right. It's just like this is the New York Yankee that's going to win the world series of boxing like you might be wondering who Mike Talk Men. Did you know that he picked off Jimmy Garoppolo and actually beat him in high school game. Let me tell you about that story million that would have been told Yes oh my God rumblings that would have been actually the first his first at bat but yeah so that sucks terms of famer moments of the year for talk show. TJ For the video you know the super dramatic attic of like if he died video but we thought like you know he was deserving of that because honestly like you can't talk about the twenty nine thousand nine New York Yankees Season Without Mike talk seven six bodies next man up he really does he really does if there was anyone that's like a face of the next man up movement Rochelle Yeah I'm trying to see so when he started really cook was this six game against the rays and when that he started off as right around here say he had you could add July fourth honestly he went two for five between the fourth and the fifth three. Rbi's okay so let's do that that so that's a thirty four game stretch between July fourth and August twenty first where he had one hundred eleven at bats he eight homers thirty. RBI's hit three eighty seven average four fifty two oh BP opium of eleven sixty four crazy guys are stowed away on the had a lot of injuries during during that span too and it's like he he stepped up to the plate no pun intended and was huge yeah for sure top moments remember. Obviously I think number one easily that robbery. The homerun robbery was just out of this world. I forget this. I'm here with the cat. Percentage was probably negative five this is it was just it was one of those like Gary Matthews Junior you know Ken Griffey robberies whatever and it was just ridiculous perfectly time full outstretch. That's just like when when there's like a two minute whoever makes the two I'm probably could be us in a couple of weeks. I five some spare time the worlds post-season like hypo that catches on that one. He's the one that's how good that cats under a loud boom to in the number two Hindus coming on short porch like bias. I like the whole sock the with the Canley story. We're able to use that every time he did something but just it was just an awesome interview with him. Interesting interesting due to talk to very calculated is very cerebral dislike would would never give you a shitty answer takes his time for everybody in like actually thinks that through which I appreciate and like one of his very first moments that road game on the West Coast trip against the angels where it ended up going fourteen innings or but he had had a play where's the ground ball and he's coming home and his bungling plenty just makes it and he did like a little like one eighty spin into a fist pump and it was just like the beginning of the Mike talk when emotions you're like. We're we always had foam at those where he would just have this year. He's crazy emotions. I'm like talking about okay yeah but just that's. That's almost anything else come to mind. I don't know I just had in general the that Baltimore series in Camden yards where it would just in early August where he was. I mean to get to home runs one night that was when he had the the cat robbery. It was like the height of him being like completely unconscious coming off a good Boston series. I was like Oh my God. Mike Mike Talk. Man is just ridic Thomas a superstar at this point his average. Let's see what I'm going to go up to average got up to three zero five at one point he peaked at three. Oh five which is absurd he had the early April against Boston and they have the triple double or triple. Yeah sounds right there was also that graphic that came out where accused pair to cody bellinger George Springer Mike Trout Yelich and Blackman as like the six outfielders in baseball have to ninety average thirty three sixty five forty slugging slugging and minimum hundred seventy five plate appearances and it's just like the five stars of the FM talk when which is found this tweet so yeah it was a triple off Chris sale on in sixteen. They're cared for that. Yeah I've have that tweet and the the caption is Chris Sale just gave up an RBI triple to Mike talk commend. You might have to retire mid game that I said this is the short porch twitter okay. Maybe that was that was me when I was doing Gotcha. Yeah that sounds right yeah yeah I mean and then he ends up. I believe he homered later off of a reliever in that game think you had I think he had a home run that game as well Yeah uh-huh so his first career home run I think the next day or maybe it was no I think it was at night. He was against it was later that night it was against like a reliever sales and then he he just crush left to and we're talking about this a chance he comes back to I guess towards the end but just just one the shadow Mike because he deserves it. He deserves a chance. He's on the opening day roster very good very good chance so what that means for the Outfield Mabon big time for him guests the other risk. That's GONNA hold up. He's been battling weird weird risk thing He wasn't the lineup on Tuesday night. Tyler Wade is you can get some time in the outfield through guy out the other night did you triple title wages takes off. He's worked his way onto the postseason. You'd think so bill is being like you know he's got speed and he could play the fee I I would not be shocked. All which would be such a crazy come up from for the roller coaster year he said but also short porch bump hey. We got to play foster seven months but I think it's going. That'd be Hammer Ford. I think a timber Ford hand tell who though yet these next couple weeks. We'll probably sort it out but yet so that also clint is going to have a chance two yeah okay. I mean you know Latte last week. We're base like he has no shop but it's he's all these guys earn injury or two away. Yeah you know talk men and Hicks not progressing does open up something for Frazier Yeah and Giancarlo. They said we'll be back for next. Week's homestand so health love about two weeks to to get cooking and get ready to go and get in game shape and ideally he's the leftfielder. You know that makes everything easier after D. H. E. Plays left field them. Were okay. He's actually a very I think he gets a bad rap for for being outfielder. I think it was the first couple of games in spring where he misjudged the ball and be like Oh my God including us and but he's he's better than people then. He's advertised better but I'm I'm never going to be. I don't know what it is. I think just his size was about Aaron judge but also right field way smaller earliest Anki stadium but just something about the idea of Giancarlo running around there in that huge left field it just doesn't sit superwealthy my stomach and again. It's kind of unfair to pay staff because he has been so like he's in capable off. It's never been the buck on him is that he's a great hitter in terrible fielder he can field but I don't know forever reason. I just have that gut feeling. I think a lot of people do yeah another affiliate. They were probably won't be there at this point. We've kind of grown to assume this body reports in the setbacks Aaron Hicks Likely will be done. I'm I'm getting the sense he's going to need Tommy. John which is bad obviously he's given a recommendation by Dr few more weeks of rest and re evaluation this this from Joel Sherman doesn't mean he'll avoid Tommy John just that more time for healing further examination a few weeks is recommended. I mean do the math is only as so many games is left for him to come back and you think he shut down for a few weeks that means you're at least wouldn't happen for the first round. I would think like there's a chance they rush him back for a you know a world series because he he is like you're starting center fielder if he's healthy he's a five to right I think he's more likely to get rushed back then talk men but still i. I'm just not sure it's going to happen. I don't think I think either of them are back and Tommy John you're flirting with to you. Don't WanNa fuck around with that especially. I know as a sign him for seven years. You know you wanNA think young term here yeah that's true and they have the ability to you know if stanton it comes back you move gardeners center good. That's how can figure that out you know so yeah two guys on their way back hopefully Montgomery in Batang insist they worked out I'm sorry they were into the playoff game for Trenton but suck to face those those guys in a playoff game about like the ultimate ringer situation right but that's I mean that's the life of minor leaguer though that's just like all right you know that's the point of my leagues sports nothing in the win or but montgomery pitched he went three innings two hits two runs one earned one walk one striker fifty pitches thirty strikes retired retired last eight he faced actually retired last ninety faced he had a rough start Gabe at RBI double through twenty pitches before according according out on then he settled in these tweets from Greg Johnson on twitter say look like he rough start figured out was a relatively good he that's where he sits two miles per hour wise. You know sitting ninety two so that's that sounds good. That sounds good to me. I still don't know from the Dakota here from Boone. I don't know if he's on the playoff roster betances now. This is Montgomery Oh. I don't know what I'm sorry. I don't know if he gets brought up to the majors. I think they might just keep pitching him and then like shut him down. We'll see you next year. Let's make sure this it could be I mean I think he's are going to need arms out of the pen like I think I would like to have more arms. Trust under the pen so I would. I think I would like to at least try. I'd like to at least get him up for the last week. Last couple of weeks see how he looks and then come to it I agree del Dell Matanzas as well. He threw one inning of work one hit one walk to case twenty pitches Levin Strikes Fastball was around ninety three he did top one time at ninety five five swings and misses including strikeout any monarch curve so he's building up a little bit probably needs one more if you can get in one try and sneak them in the one more playoff game there and then he's called up yeah and I'm looking at this video. It's like secondary leaning for Dell Ninety two mile per hour fastball it. It's it's like it's so weird because you look at the lie and it's like Oh okay mis- swings and right and then you you hear it's ninety two. Oh is that going to play his his this again I training it takes a while but guess what this isn't spring training. This is a temper. It's about to be playoff baseball so if he's not going to be full Dell and then you know we're recording this Wednesday afternoon. Severino is a big start tonight. You guys will obviously know what happened when you're listening to this but he I think he's going to go around sixty pitches tonight and then he's here or one start were so close can almost take so many setbacks with this guy but I don't let oh fucking close. Let's just get through this. I'm not get letting myself get to the let's get through. This and let's get savvy back. He's cooking. He's no bullshit on ninety two eastbound ninety seven get thrown ninety eight seventy seven almost really back. I mean how unfair is that thunder. Playing in the League Championship series against other team has to face major league level talent the entire series that managers of Major League team that just for whatever reason really cared about winning minor league championships have just like around now. They just send all their guys. That's what I would do if I was like actually the fucking like Auriol's tiger team that is not enough you orioles players are good enough to win industrial some team that has nothing to play for more. It's like you know what we're not one of the majors this year but we're GONNA A fucking wind down in double a method to send p Alonzo backed is not going to win now. Yes regardless get some ringers in to get as many minor league championships as possible we're talking about why we need Montgomery and relievers and everything Kinda showed that on Tuesday with the Tigers game was one of the worst losses of the year and not there's so many people on twitter were just like we can't beat the Astros. Now we just like what is he can't blow games like this and beat the ashes listen man. WE'RE NOT PITCHING LOUIS SESA for multiple innings in if we are there. I'M GONNA fucking by a gun and shoot myself in face but I mean we're not pitching Corey Garin in the playoffs. We're not pitching pitching Johnny lasagna in the Playoffs Ryan Lincoln and out chance halves is definitely not pitching in October now it. I had a few games where I don't WANNA say they try to lose because you never tried Alonzo you make no effort to win like the Yankees wanted to Tuesday night and they're like you know what I don't really care if we win this scored eleven runs yeah I am but I meant more from like a game lands from from a game plan perspective because I mean you judge sitting at the top of the order. Look weaker voight sitting you look at I mean Nestor. Cortez says I I love NASCAR BUT NESTA SESA gearing lasagna doll for your first seven plus or six plus innings is not exactly a winning recipe. I'm actually surprised that they ended up using out of you know in Britain I guess because they did have the game right there but it was almost like they switched their like shit while I guess the Tigers are so bad. We'll just have to win this game. It ended up pinch hitting right and he hasn't looked greatly. We and they threw him into the game. He had the day off originally yeah and then they go out of Britain and then they go back to chance and I just could not i. I still don't understand something talked about. One has to question 'cause Canley was unavailable with risk tendonitis. He's pitching a swollen Wednesdays available. That's fine. He seemed like he was okay. Chapman they wanted to save until they had the lead or whatever I can buy that green appeared to be full day off whatever or or at least three innings that's fine. We're spent Heller. Ben Hillary's activated yeah I know he came back from Tommy John but he's good enough to get outs. It's like I trust Ben Heller than chance Adams and I love chance. It's not a knock on chance like he's a good dude but man he's giving up nine eleven appearances. This year is going up nine. He's GonNa runs in nine of them. which is good? We Know Trans. Adams isn't good what we Ben Heller. I know he's coming back for inter but he could be like I have more it. There's no way I'm upset. If you've been hell then we lose the game. Oh yeah no not at all. There's no if I could use chance like all right well. I WANNA take a chance with with Ben Heller like I. I don't know no one asks Ben Hiller questions wing for why he's been Heller he was actively that day ready to go. I don't know Dick Muir doing an annoying because they had Leeds three separate times six nothing seven six and eleven ten and playing the Tigers and you're facing Adleman Jackson and you hit a billion hormones and the Astros lost by fourteen and you can't gain a game the Astros they either score twenty one hundred up twenty one to me. I bet the a score I and they scored like seven in the first inning. I should get more money than my initial bit took one. I nailed that so bad so good with the score I wear knowing knowing really knowing loss still neck and neck with with the Astros should have a fucking game on them and I really hope that doesn't come back to bite them in a couple of weeks when they're trying to get home field because homefield is so important Anderson Resting arms important to and it wasn't even so much rusting arms. It was like you know you're not pitching renewed bit strings and Canley as risk tonight is and you want his cabinet and they I used the rest of the guys it's just chance Adams man and then tie game in the ninth innings. That's not that's not a winning formula. Hopefully the show tonight CICI pitches tonight Wednesday. You'll know what happened. Obviously I bet. TCI has a real good star. They destroy them tonight. Yeah I think see you know he knows he only has you. You know how many of these left we don't know how many stars he has left so just could be the last time we see ya I. I think we see Minke Stadium more time for sure but yeah maybe last astle start so we'll see. He said he would have had career. Ending surgery already didn't like the plot whatever playoff hunt world series hut he he would have career ending surgery ready. Fuck this of fighting through it. I'll deal with the pain worry about later. Got Appreciate something like true Gamer in terms of the Red Sox this was a fun tweets. We did the stream last night. It was me pat light chaps joined us and Corrobos ANPAC PAT midway through no not even less than an hour into the stream this his tweet from red SOx stats as as exit from a article by Bob Bob Nightingale Granite but it's still an article is fun. I'm just GonNa read where for there is word now from red sox executives that they are changing direction plan the cut payroll let all-star slugger. Jd Martinez leave if ops out of his contract even let raining MVP mookie Betts walkways a free agent if they don't trade him first and didn't believe Dombrowski was able to pull all the stuff I mean I think it makes sense like trait everyone. I know nobody helps they trade they blow it up more than us but it does make sense that that I think this I think firing browse econom- shows the direction red sox or wanted to go in because they hired him to win a world series. That's what he does both farm systems. He gets bigger as far as this two years. Yeah it'll probably win. I mean he won in in Boston gets moral series but he's just not the guy to rebuild. I mean you see not everyone you know as they say man who can do both like Brian Cashman who can rebuild the team and also build just a superstar Juggernaut like they haven't twenty nineteen. Not everyone can be a man that can do both Dombrowski Russki isn't so they got to go get somebody that's going to you know rebuild rebuild the team in Nebraska not that guy that's why I think firing him was a clear sign of the direction that they are heading beautiful for love. I should if I were running team at keep. Jd Let Makiko you can get a hall from Mookie and help really rebuild that team quickly off of like what you J. D.'s he's just he's GonNa opt out as they're gonNA want to tie up a bunch of money into him. Gray building don't need this fucking guy gun and lash. If we another another year of the Red Sox missing the playoffs next year that'd be beautiful and another two world series boy. We're talking like a Caraba suicide at that point somewhere somebody hanging off. It's it'll be wearing that. Oh my God outfits or bad. It was nothing better youngstown. Bob dunks down by the same thing that was an all time like ruined told and so I didn't see the rundown rundown Tuesday they were chirpin jared permanence like Weird Mint Mint Green t shirt on he's like no it's cool and and fucking Youngstown Bob comes walking by with the same exact age better timing you and then later that night youngstown Bob tweets and he's like what are you wearing tomorrow the amazing I was just in radio before before we got going Bob. Video just eats a ton of Pussy oh I was just before with jared and Kevin. KFC and jared claims that there is a current Yankee on the team not look void. WHO's obviously the barstool friend of you know all of ours current Yankee entertainments recruiting him the root for the Yankees in October? Do you believe that I'm trying to think of who it is. I have no idea I anyone who actually I don't. I can't can't see do doing what is she saying because he did have a mon-. I know you're not doing that and I'm not talking no he's. I was like you know enough people on the team. He's like I know everyone you know. Every I know they had a little contact with Hicks but Hicks is third. He's not fucking worried about jared right now. Hicks wouldn't go on the bus in right. I'm saying I don't know I don't think it ticks. Are we missing missing something key I think I think he's just trying to get people listening to this show yeah. He's like I'll let you know and so he's like. I'm going to reveal yeah. It's like the Red Sox seasons who just got to spice sub. Show somehow tip your cap to you. That's that's a good way of doing it. You get people interested but I don't know also. This is an important much hammer this down. It is a really really important time for US Yankee fans last year we were divided bunch and it's show and we I mean just Liz uh-huh. You're pretty much on the same we were yeah. Would we gotta really band together here. Everyone Mush frankly willie like we gotta fucking squad this year and we're ready to go. We got a good fucking team. We just got a band together. We're GONNA do a bunch of stuff for you guys. You're GONNA see a bunch of stuff stuff from us. We got together as one and just take down the world because last year we just didn't the Red Sox were in our heads for sure because they had one hundred and eight Wednesday to perfect season pretty much and they they bullied ashore. Guess what we need them this year. We beat them fourteen fucking times this year for the best winning percentage they've had against the red sox the minimum fifteen games in like seventy years Jesus. I think it was nineteen. forty-three was the last time Oh and by the way I know but then playing New York New York Michael Thank you for all of that is such an all tip of the CAP incredible increase. I didn't even think of it. I didn't think of like right right before I was like. Oh this ship last Newark Newark Renault just to spite love at all do run at right-back. I love when they did it. Last year. I was so on board with it and it didn't didn't work but dude if it did work and they did not come out I would have been legendary right I really I really like this year because there's no chance at like there's no chance the the red sox knock dean. They waited until it was deaf. This can't back your yeah. You were actually six feet underground but I loved it. I loved he knows an Aaron. Judge Judge idea and all that I fucking loved every in there blasting apparently they weren't Clinton era blasting. It wasn't like off Aaron Judge's Little Jukebox you know. ABC just put on the fucking PA at Fenway Oh I love every second of it good fucking stuff boys good stuff so we got to bring the same type of fire and I'm just you you know we gotta lock in. I don't know if it's taking every day to make sure our brains. Our brains are set but something's got to click for us because we gotta be one. You know twenty seven rings things any of that. It's this year we live in the Goddamn present in the present. We're winning twenty eight this fucking year another thing this week. The Yankees have tied the twins now. The numbers may be different. Obviously we're listening on Thursday but the Yankees tied the twins home runs they were thirty back at the beginning of August and home runs and they've just call them. That's insane same. I mean you had to figure it was going to happen like you can't just have the twins get the fuck and homerun record. The twins got the Yankees record from last year I but I mean they're the bronx bombers for reason like I know I mean. We'll see what happens. I mean the twins could still don't know now. There's no chance I think there's little chance but yeah and your calls coming back right. You know you have no chance no. I mean think about that though the twins were on this crazy toward pace. I think they hit well. They definitely hit the most home runs in franchise history as the Yankees. He's crazy pace and to be thirty in August Nelson linkages like Nah. We're we're enough of that start. Having five in six games like routinely crazy so yeah the Yankees are gonNA reset the home run record again which is cool. I would love to get to three hundred easily. Get three hundred at this point right. It's basically homer game the little more than a homer game which is not an they might get to three hundred dollars end of the week this factually one more thing glacier tours another home homerun on Tuesday. The man is d two hormones nice. Get get going. I hate seeing that average. Get to the two forties. It's okay not that above two kept on get get we need. DD clicking because at the lefty power that we don't have a ton of them we need DD is very important for October. Some people are like we don't want him on the Roster Omen lineup you want the fucking line millhauser L. House Big Kid. You want Giancarlo in the lamp. Don't don't give me that bullshit that he's not going to help us. The guy's an unbelievable monster at the plate especially cooking even see him cook with the keys and you want deedee and don't kid yourself. Don't be dumb. Don't say dunk comments like that but I didn't WANNA point out towards the twenty two years old. We know that he plays the menu Middle Infield. He's about out to break the Yankees Middle Infield singles and homerun record which is thirty nine. He also so Raleigh Kunia is an unbelievable talent for the brace people talk let him constantly and he's fantastic. He's twenty one years old. No Sir yes twenty one years old superstar this year his style and across the border thirty thirty eight homers ninety four BIA's a two eighty three batting average three sixty five Oh. BP Five sixteen slugging eight eighty two BS gleyber Torres thirty six homers so he's to behind one or two years old twenty two years old thirty six months it's too behind he's at eighty-five five. Rbi so he's nine behind their batting average glaciers at two eighty seven higher than Aku ob P he's at three forty six which is twenty points behind cooney the three sixty five slugging KUNA five sixteen labor slugging five fifty so psi flavors chilling at eight ninety six and a Kunas at age eighty two glacier glacier tours is a higher ups thing Ronald Kuna. I think it's a rare situation of were being on the almost hurts the amount of headlines he gets because he needs of so many other stories waste especially this year where I don't glacier. He's just like another guy like he's not round. Leukaemia is the guy on Atlanta he's like. Their new movement gleyber for is just like stand up right. It's hard to stand out so I think that's why as whereas towns being in New York market. I think that's basically why he's flying under the radar but Labor I'll put him up there with any any any young slugger in baseball amount of people don't WanNa talk about him. That's fine because he's hours the amount they talk about hobby bias also because like he's the best part it's a little the swagger and right like labor right up there with Harvey and everything yeah he's just as good as hobby bias and yeah he really really just not good enough and it's a it's a God damn shame but you know what keep them quiet because he's just going to keep coming market value down wherever he gets a monster holy entre. He isn't going to be doing it for years if he stays healthy crazy. I mean just insane shit other than that. I think thank let's go to. DM's real quick for your DM's. 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That's how you're GONNA look clean and smart and sophisticated. Let's go sometimes all right. The first one is from Max Manis. He said Hey. I heard you said hey hubs timing. Every I guess Nola for me whatever one guy I've noticed you and a a lot of Yankees fans forgetting when trying to guess at the playoff rosters Taryn score he's basically a career pinch runner who the team picked up June as stashed in AAA presumably ability to have for the playoffs. Do you think he could break the roster Phillipi here yeah and I did. Who did they fuck? What is the guy's name something something Noel Ricardo Noel making that up they had somebody who would fit the mold of tarrant score where it's like? We didn't hear about them at all and I think it was twenty fifteen. He made the roster look up two thousand fifteen inky playoff roster. I don't think it's going to happen because they didn't have enough speed and like guys is that have speed and can also contribute in other ways. I wouldn't it wouldn't it wouldn't it stunned me but it would surprise me. Let me where is worth. What is this guys fucking name Twenty Fifth Noel there is Rico Noel okay? I just don't think you'd be here already. There's no reason for him not to be here. Yeah I agree so it's a pretty simple. I think if we're going to have a speedster specifically Albie tolerate it'll be guy that we know can also hit the ball he it was all the way from the ball done some stuff again. You got a triple UNITARIAN. Scores position is listed as a pinch runner and outfielder I primarily he doesn't play in half the game the next one's from Michael Donizetti he said would you rather play this season at like normal to the playoffs and do what we do or get to play win. The world series against the mets guaranteed but you have to start down. Two Games now played out because I can't I mean first of all. I don't want to lose to the mets at all and it's bad enough to be down to get to winning four or five games against anybody isn't easy so no fuck that I mean basically you know just now. You're worried about not being able to come back down two games against the mets. I might be going the they'd have completed field. That's not good I mean look because I could see the going one three and two against the mets in a five-game set that six hundred baseball and guess what if you go three to five. Am set the metro one of the fucking world series to win four and a five is tough and I'm not doing against against. I'm not taking that transient the fucking mets leave them. They're going to the world series. We're not getting them. In the world series in any apathetic hypothetical my teams fucking good they win the world world series on their own. I don't need your hypothetical. Yankees won. The World Series next one's from D to The p six seven. He said that Hell you build build the perfect Yankee player whose legs arm whose bat skills who swag who's fielding abilities of just Yankee players. There's a within say perfect Yankee I guess judge's Power Amass Endo's arm arm which which our nurse just knowingness Pesky like fouling off stubbornness is the word Bernice Scher and his DJBA whose contact ability slash runners in scoring position ability Taryn scores speed terrence course be the F we can count him. Shadow turns Keren Score. Tyler Wade Looks WanNa make them hot. It's the perfect person what a feeling GEOS does the field heels glove judges arm or Hicks his arm to you current on you chose Judge's Power Hammer Giancarlos power judge but judges. I just power with digital may was contact. Ability is a one hundred home in person yeah or if you WANNA go Carlos Power Judges I. Dj Contact Mike Ford's Mike Ford signed nine. Just forget it. That's the best player ever I mean not even close. They said WHO Swag Gook Labor Robert Didi. DB's clocks tick Dini's he's clutch ability decay. These who's got Swat. Yeah maybe gleyber. I don't know he's don't have that. One total swagger guy maybe labor it wouldn't be Didi void swagger yeah when he's confident hitting the ball very chain and chest does the Sammy Sosa pop right. Yeah that's true we definitely need the void in their void. Celebrations Edwin might have had the Swaggie as well. We need everyone's parrot yeah the parrot but also when he just threw his arms is up the other day after he hit that was I mean they starting to really cook to lately. I got he has to be in the line of every day. They're just paint my elbow on the table yeah. I think that's I think that player is a one billion dollar a year player. Yes I consider myself the last the last one it's actually to questions comes from w bird five the first one is a no brainer says. Would you rather have a greg bird autographed baseball three dollars dollars dollars and the next question. It's so much candy right well. No you don't go through the the the Hustler's. What does the word? I don't know. It's fucking three dollars. Are you trying to say I. I don't know the hassle the hassle I think I'm GonNa get holding a Greg Bird. I mean I'm Shirley on on on Ebay. How Much Greg Bird signed baseball Fargo for right now? They have to pay you. I'M GONNA get three dollars and must spend the month three Arizona ice tea nine nine hundred cans and three pennies leftover and the give that to like the sparingly zero results for Greg Bird autograph on Ebay. I Yeah I can't imagine there'd be one yeah three dollars for sure okay so the last question also be shop seventy five dollars for a fucking fucking not how much is the baseball cost seventy five seventy four ninety nine link steiner exports one hundred dollars. Oh my God. I'M A guy's an asshole yeah. He's the teacher class at Syracuse Steiner he would he would he would call in my girlfriend took his class and he would call in through facetime in the car and teach the closet deck such a few ruined like autograph like autographs. My Dad always tells me that he used to go these autograph. The graph shows you'd be able to get fucking Mickey Mantle. You get Roger Moore. There's these regular autograph shows. It didn't cost lots to get in you. Wait on the line. You'd have the whole fucking teams autograph on a ball and Steiner honor comes along and it's got to be exclusively through steiner and everything he rudy ruined a lot of fun. Yeah complete sneak. They're fanatics just bought them or some. I think there was some sort of interactions actions exchange with with. I don't know what it was but as long as they don't work a parcel right then we don't like them but if they're doing them we do so last one also from w bird five is the situation. You're walking down Madison Avenue Tuesday evening after work. Derek jeter is approaching you walk in the opposite direction instead of walking by you. He punches you in the face. What's your reaction? Are You mad because he punched in the face or happy that you now have the story to tell Derek jeter punchbowl mine's different because he'd be like you look so much like me like what the fuck are you to be like. Who is this punk in person he's like why are you dressed up like me fucking punk face she? I thought differently I thought I recognized your a family is stalked me years ago now. Look at me and he'd be likely he'd be like what is this a mirror up so confused. Who is this mutant? It looks exactly like me and just punch coach punch me in the face of this question how much we look at this podcast heard here Queens podcast that whole dynamic that had that was unrelated to the broadcast gassed was just a random video on twitter or someone reply ones. You guys hire Derrick jeeter whatever the stone like it my reaction be utter are confused why poetry but I kinda like it probably Oh Derek jeter contact with me. It's pretty cool man like getting punched but I mean it's a great story rush good punch this at the bar time. People were like okay buddy. Let's say the stipulation is people will actually believe you then yeah then I I took a bunch of dirty the Dell also I don't know what I'd do his dirty my favorite player of all time I looked up a child. Do you sue Derrick jeeter eater. No no no no Kinda need the money news money Yankee anymore. No give the Yankees all all good players like again. Just keep giving all the good marlins players. Not They really have anybody to offer right now. Rather kill myself ensued Derek jeter. That's just like against my code of life another quick thing dodgers celebrate their title campaign. I don't know if you guys saw that reporter. Take the champagne. Opinion is was unbelievable video. But where are you in terms of where you should celebrate think it depends on the position of this when I walked in the office I think it depends on the spot. Iran the the Yankees celebrate F they should celebrate after they clinched the division division no matter what clinch a whole year's work to get that right yeah because like also also the would it make sense to celebrate when they clinched playoff spot because you know for a fact that they're pretty much over fat. They'RE GONNA Clinton division deal. It's also probably gonNA happen like the same time like what. DSW right around the same time but if you know you're GonNa win the division. I think if you're going to be a wildcard team or not sure you just celebrate when you make the playoffs but I'm fine with celebrating after you definitely celebrate celebrate when you get to a world series like after winning the League champ what about making the Welker such as making the playoffs right but I I think you should save it for after you win the Walker now. I think if you if you if you clinch a playoff spot to be in the wildcard game I think it's okay to to celebrate and don't celebrate again if you do win the wild card. I think you should celebrate if you win the Welker game. That's a celebration you're moving on. I guess yeah I don't I don't know I mean the Yankees did celebrate in the wildcard game in two thousand seventeen yeah. No I know winning. The game was good getting to the Walker well. They did both in two thousand seventeen rid they yeah they celebrated when they clinched the playoffs. Maybe I guess around I dunno I to me. It's like celebrate when you want. This is the time more people get mad about celebrations and selfish champagnes some people around this office. At least what's like how many times in a row have the dodgers won the West and they celebrate don't hate thanks to season-long accomplished seasonal accomplishment but they've known that they were GonNa win the division for among the how good their she's it's a celebration attention and plus like they're licensed pretty boring for the next three weeks right might as well have some sort of party like they're like just feel like guys that have been on the dodgers year after year after year Eh girlie celebrations and then they her shaw's like year year. It's gotta be exhausting and just like hey guys. Can we like stay focused and like I get that we celebrate one night. Let's win. Let's try and win a world series at some point in my area because I've been going every year to the playoffs and we've never had one so yeah well camera legal the world series we usually when it suffered two dozen. One fucking still can't believe anyone that all right that's way. Who Do we got this week by the way down the Road Toronto Trust you have no thought Toronto in Toronto Okay Oh well so we didn't mention real quick Paxton's just ridiculous and bona fide game one starter the alias Yeah starting zero below four now? That's pretty I love him to stay on this street just till November. Let's keep a role. Maybe big maple. He pitches on Saturday but we got. CC on Wednesday will sell for. Let's see CS needs. Let's let's hold that no but here's one of us and we're facing Boyden. He's a fucking one now at the same time the weather's GonNa be like really weird

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HOUR 3- Gary Vaynerchuck Sep 17, 2020

The Dan Patrick Show

48:44 min | 2 months ago

HOUR 3- Gary Vaynerchuck Sep 17, 2020

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That'll be coming up a little bit thought it would be something a little bit different and hopefully you enjoy that he's a very charismatic guy. Couple of headlines of the mountain west is pushing for fall football haven't heard about the PAC twelve I did hear from my source this morning that said he would not be surprised if the president's get together by tomorrow doesn't know if there will be a vote but there is an inordinate amount of pressure on the PAC twelve now because the big ten is In in the PAC twelve was aligned with the big ten, and now the big ten goes all in, and now the question is, will the PAC twelve follow? The Mountain West is trying to play football. You might have the mid American conference that will revisit this but this was my big criticism when this first started with the PAC twelve in the big ten. Postpone don't cancel and if you postpone, you bide some time and they didn't do it. Now you have to backtrack can basically say because the big ten. Commissioner Kevin Warren had to do that because they said we're not revisiting this and then you're revisiting this. Tonight you have the Bengals in the browns the browns are six point favorites here heat celtics game to it'll be the Lakers against the nuggets coming up tomorrow night dodgers first to. Clinch. The California Governor Gavin Newsom gave the PAC twelve schools. The thumbs up. He says, there's no law against you guys trying to play and I think they're the ones you know when we talked to their commissioner he said Larry Scott said loves it last week. Hey, we've come up with this test. And then the big ten hearing the the interview with the Commissioner on our show goes well. Can we have those test and that help expedite the big ten coming back Yes he the subtext of that is don't blame this on me. As. Your Larry, you're on your own you figure it out with my yeah. Trying to distance myself from the economy. Eight seven seven three P. Email address DP Dan Patrick dot com twitter handle at DP show. Love when a coach is getting ready to face a player and then he hands out the verbal bouquets. Bill Belichick is doing that with Russell Wilson Russell Wilson will join us on the program tomorrow Bella check says honestly I think he is in a way underrated by the media or the fans I don't know. But I, don't really see anybody better than this player. This guy is a tremendous player. Okay. He's a seven time pro bowler. The only surprise with all of this with Russell Wilson is and he's who I pick for the MVP this year he's never received a vote for the MVP. And there've been a couple of seasons at least to where I thought he was as valuable to his team as anybody else in the league was to their respective teams. But. He's done it. He's been great and you know you go back to the super. Bowl match their Sunday night will mark the fourth on the Patriots will face Russell Wilson. That includes the Super Bowl when Malcolm Butler had the interception. Yes polling. So this is Russell. Wilson's Paul Newman color money win whereas a career achievement award and Paul Newman had been overlooked for two decades and they gave him the best actor award for Color Money I've said this before about Russell Wilson took him ten years to be an overnight sensation. He's been great. And he's consistent and he's Durable. He's tough. He's clutch. He's everything that you want to quarterback but he plays in Seattle, and I think that you know are you watching their games? You know the style that they play was not exciting offensively. and. He'll put up numbers but it feels like he puts up those numbers in the fourth quarter and this was a defense first team, and then a running team as well with marshawn Lynch and then I think Pe- Carol realized. Russell. Wilson is the star of this team in should be the star of this team. Let me see what else? BELLICHIK. Shared his respect for Russell Wilson and Pete. Carroll and Linebacker Bobby Wagner. So that's coming up tomorrow or Sunday night on NBC. That'd be good be fun. I don't think there's a better deep ball passer in the league. He attacks literally every inch of that man bellichik. What happened Abella, check. Who is this guy? Now that Tom's gone, he's loose. Wilson has four thousand rushing yards. Now he's got thirty thousand passing yards. Feels like he should have more than thirty thousand passing yards but. Four thousand rushing yards, he's GONNA end up with five thousand rushing yards probably if not more. End Up with what fifty thousand passing yards. Depending on how long he wants to play Yeah Paulie Yeah I. Think if he played till, let's say thirty eight he'd be at. Fifty thousand six thousand yeah. Well he's going into the hall of fame. If you're what a seven time pro bowl quarterback, you're going to go into the hall of fame Yes mclovin It's p Carol doesn't give him enough attempts that's been the issue, right? Yeah and I, don't know if that hurts you know when the voters go well, his own coach didn't trust him to throw the ball more. But this season is going to be different mclovin but that's not a reflection of Russell P carroll. Even this week he said I, gotTa establish a run more. He's if he had Patrick Mahomes is he trying to establish the run game? That's what people are saying about Carol you know Russell Wilson at a perfect rating last week and he came out and said I gotta run the man He's obsessed. He's old school. Remember those guys in China I know. I don't know. Until the fourth quarter yes exactly. Yeah. Hey, we've been running the ball. We're ahead twelve ten. Hey, Russ, can you help us get a touchdown here? Yeah. See it sounds like you're saying Pete Carroll is going to like create and Takeaway Russell Wilson Hall of fame. I don't know if he created it but he might be taking away from his fame career. I mean this guy, he's smart. Winning percentage is great. He doesn't miss a game. Join US tomorrow on the program. Yes we love how about this analogy you how Tom Brady and his early super bowls wasn't the key to the team but then his numbers took off is Russell Wilson similar where he wasn't the key to that I, she bowl. But now he's a superstar wait after what eight years now you're GonNa let him throw the ball while Brady's numbers Skyrocketed, about seven or eight years it was career a little bit. He wasn't a huge passer until two, thousand seven. No actually you're right. A couple of phone calls in here Western Michigan. Today. There Dan I, WanNa. Thank you for your big ten reporting a big ten fan I. appreciate it pretty accurate on all fronts anyway Yeah and when it comes to Kelvin I, think I might be a little biased 'cause I watched all Kelvin's games. But when it comes hall of fame I think he he just passes the watched us and you know a stats are pretty good. But also I, think he kind of changed their position in that. Every team did this big physical wide receiver that could get up and you know make the catches I mean if you see some of its highlights, he's grabbing touchdown catches over. Three guys and it was just amazing watching him. I. I don't and thanks for the phone call West. I don't think that he reinvented position because Randy Moss was doing this terrel owens was doing this. You know he's he's probably going to be a hall of Famer. He had three great years maybe the three greatest ears wide receivers ever had. was more of a hall of Famer. Now let let me take away what has happened. With with this player, personally Antonio Brown or Calvin. Johnson. If I said who a hall of Famer. You might lean towards Antonio Brown. But, of course, all the craziness that's gone along with this I don't know he would definitely not be I. Bound Hall of fame. No matter what happens the rest of his career he comes back and he puts up some decent numbers gets a chance. There will be voters who will you can't put. They didn't put terrel Owens in first ballot. and. That was the other stuff with his personality. You can't put Antonio Brown in first ballot. Even, if he has three more great season's coming back, Apple Antonio Brown four all pros Calvin, Johnson three time. All pro. which which yards after the catch for Antonio Brown 'cause mclovin says that's the key stat, right? No just yards. YUCK IS A. Both Hall of famers. Antonio Brown thirteen yards Atta per per catch. I mean Calvin is sixteen. Don't make me do it but Antonio Brown a bit of a system I mean he was getting past from Big Ben. steelers just plug it. Okay. All right. A system wide receiver. I it's feels like they find guys well, no they do the lions on the other hand cannot that's true but they're both first ballot nor under nor Antonio Brown was in trouble. That's what I. Told you browns prime more for spelt. Tony Brown, his career ends. Yes. Because there aren't they told not to look it off the field. Well, they do. They did that to Michael Irvin they did it to terrel owens. Lawrence Taylor. It's like Lawrence Taylor and okay. So you did a little this little that you're still too great. Yes. But when off the field costs you time on the field, you have to take it into consideration Antonio Brown should have get. How many more seasons of of? He's been his own worst enemy. And Calvin Johnson we know zero. Field if CAL Calvin. Quiet Leonard never went deep into the playoffs he'd be Calvin Johnson. Feeling, man that guy he looks great out there. Never hear from him in the postseason. Sick in Arizona joining on the program. Hey what's up Dan Sixty and because of quarantine and not so solid three hundred pounds. Okay. All right. So I'm always GONNA be consider him to the greatest of all time but what is it GonNa take for you to consider Larry Cheryl greatest wide receiver of all time. I I just don't think he's in the same category with Jerry Rice. He's not in the same categories Randy Moss. I don't know how much you game plan for Larry Fitzgerald. In you can't help but love Larry Fitzgerald and as a person and he plays any shows up and he's durable and you know all the I remember when he was at Pittsburgh. Just, people thought that he has chance to be a good pro. He's turned out to you know far surpass what people thought he was going to be but I just I think you've got a game plan for somebody when you're talking about the greatest of all time at a position, I got a game plan for you. And I don't think you're game planning for Larry Fitzgerald. Maybe. The steelers were trying to do that in the Super Bowl. Because he was their best player in nearly one that Super Bowl for them Yama Club. Yeah. What if he had won that Super Bowl? Would it be different? Well, you still didn't game plan for him. I don't know if you set your defense and go we gotTa Stop Larry Fitzgerald. and. Maybe that's not fair to him but it felt like you had to stop Jerry Rice yet to Stop Randy Moss yet to stop Tarallo and if we're GONNA, say greatest of all time now I can't I can't put him in there. The numbers are going to be overwhelming but I I just. I wouldn't put him as the greatest receiver because if you do then are you saying is the greatest football player because we've I, think sometimes readily acknowledge that Jerry Rice is the greatest player of all time. Because of the crazy numbers, daddy put up. So that would make Larry Fitzgerald greatest player of all time and he's not if you go back to that super bowl though had that big long catch late in the game, he would have been the MVP who'd been the star that playoffs he was all pro that season he had seven touchdown receptions in four playoff games. It was his postseason and it got taken away at the. David in Pennsylvania, joining US David. What's on your mind? Hey Hey dan six, three one. I if you're talking about Russell Wilson aggregating vote friend p complete break, there's never one one either the to and compared to each other for the whole of Wilson's career to see the malaria there with him VP. Ever gotten one either. Why isn't way I? I didn't follow the comparison you say and drew brees. Rate so so Wilson and breath been compared to each other early coming out of college right shorter. Like breeze and even though breath attack phenomenal ears watch plenty of five thousand passing yards years. What kind of dog. David. Wait wait. Wait hold on I was going to say a Maltese. No no Chihuahua. Mini pincher back. She's downstairs to but she. Does she bark link that all day? Well, only when they're squirrels and they're always squirrels. She barks like that all day. Thank you, David. A. The highest drew brees was in the MVP race. Yeah. mccollum I read it that he was second place four times. Now I was surprised I didn't know he never won. I. Didn't remember him winning but I knew that he was closed but Ross hasn't received a vote. For MVP last year was Lamar unanimous that what happened in their homes short people short as well shortest. Yeah. Kurt Northern Kurt what do you have for me? Hey Dan, I want to let you guys know what what the conversation up here is in Seattle and McCoy ovens. Right. A lot of people want Russell Wilson to throw more and some people think, Hey, this is P. Carol System. This is how he does it. He does the ground game and then let's Russ throw the ball the people who rushed. To throw the ball, maybe this is a shirt idea their their phrases let Russ Cook. They want us to just be unleashed on the on the on this league and and show all that he can do and carry this team. Yeah. I. Would love to see it if they if they went past I and thank you. Thank you for Updating and what the buzzers there in Oregon they appreciate that. By the way Patrick Mahomes twenty-five today. After birth. What do you get? Patrick Mahomes What five hundred million counting is. Out For well, no, that's just on the field like what's he gonNa make off the field because now he's taken over for Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning, and now it's Patrick mahomes doing all these commercials Baker Mayfield had little opportunity but I think he's got the commercial. That's how many times is that run tonight. Hopefully. It does run a lot in the second half of the season. If the browns are you got three wins on the year. Would you him to pull out? Against How yes, I. Just play football. Andrew Luck just came in and played football rg three got all of the endorsements. And I would say to. Baker. Just play football. That's it. Because those commercials don't look good when you're not in the playoffs. They they're great during the regular season like you know week six but you know when you get to the postseason not as funny yes he I may get that money. Rg. Threes need didn't blow out because he was doing too many commercial shoot. You get that money while you can because I'll tell you what betty happy now. Get that. Money. We'll take a break here. We're GONNA. Talk Trading. Cards coming up. What are good investments because there there's a whole new wave of people investing in might trout rookie cards or Lebron Cards Koby cards even really older cards. We'll talk to Gary Vein or Chuck. He's leading the charge with investing in trading cards including Pokemon we'll talk to him coming up. It's one, thousand nine after the hour. This is the Dan Patrick Show. Thanks for listening to the Dan Patrick Show podcast. Be sure to catch US live every weekday morning nine to noon eastern or six to nine Pacific on Fox sports. Radio Find Your local station for the Dan Patrick Show at Fox, sports radio, DOT COM, or stream. It live every day on the iheartradio APP by searching s are or stream it live on the peacock. Hey. Everybody today's episode is sponsored by the new Mazda C X thirty. 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It gets myles Garrett Gary Vader Chuck a Entrepreneurial Guy, and he's been collecting sports cards and he started this a couple years ago and I thought you know what? I like to have mon talk to him about the investments. What do you invest in? He's the COO Bainer Media and he's Entrepreneur Five Time New York Times bestselling author host of tea with Gary Everyday helps entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses during the pandemic and beyond, and you can follow him on twitter at Gary V. What kind of cards did you guys collect before we bring in Gary growing up because I I, have a bunch of cards when I was at the mothership in the nineties I had all these cars that were sent to me never even took him out of the pack Nass Car I. Mean You name it all the sports and I have them? I, don't know if they're worth anything because. See. These Mike Trout rookie card goes for a million dollars or something and it's a ten. I I don't who do I send it to get it graded and how many of those cards are available in that Pack of Baseball Cards. Yes, and who do you trust with something like that? They could tell you I'll take it off your hands. It's not worth that much in the. Fifty Times more but I collected baseball basketball football hockey, TV show, and movie cards. I had like Star Wars, welcome back Kotter happy days like old seventies and eighties, TV shows and movies and do still have those your mind. There somewhere because if they're there there should be in good condition because they'd be in a box away somewhere. mclovin. Did You Sports cards but I did the thing where I would trade all my like. For phillies so I'd be like. Oh. Von Hayes for Ken Griffey. Jr Rookie Card yes bond Hayes. I duNNo. If anyone else did that but I focus on the phillies wasn't as the five for one guy yes. That that you traded five guys. For von Hayes he was the future retrial. Von Purple Haze. Was the Berman nickname. Seton did you collect my brother was a big collector but I have a lot of memories of US riding our bikes and it was to go buy baseball cards. You had to go like across these two highways. It felt like a real journey that would take an entire summer day to go get over there you would look through. The paper wrote money and then and then go home. There was always a couple of guys that I would get over and over and over where it'd be some guy who was really a no name guy but it felt like. That every packer, every other pack I was getting the same guy like Bob veal was Chambliss left-hander for the pirates Bob veal and I go feel and then. There's probably if I look back, there would be like five or six guys I got. Fifty cards. Yes Time Fred Kendall Old Jim Todd and Steve octave errors Mike Lum Dale. Uncertain daily. Kept coming up over del Siello Zelin Sir Paulie would did you collect mclovin thing where I'd Trade Mike Schmidt for like a like a Chet Lemon card straight up or you know I'd have Steve Garvey Rookie Card and I give it up for Gary Matthews and Bob from the cubs and my friends would be just the other guys who knew baseball better than make sure you wanna be Mike Schmidt for Chet Lemon like yeah man it's great on the socks. That's bringing Gary owner chuck the Entrepreneurial Star Vein or media the CEO and Why the resurgence in collecting sports cards. There's multiple reasons. One forty year olds. The great era of sports cards in the last four decades was at eighty, nine, hundred, thousand, five, hundred, nineteen, ninety-three range where it was complete. Chaos everybody was into it and that guy and and obviously some women as well. But that guy predominantly is now forty five to fifty and has children that are now eight and nine and just like in the toy industry and other businesses. You see reboots every thirty years you're seeing that with sports that's one to gambling the explosion of gambling in the last decade, what gamblers are realizing instead of daily fantasy and just betting on games that they're able to make more money being right about Jason Tatum or tyler hero or Jaanus that even betting on those teams or variables. So that's been a huge factor and then three you've got the sneaker flipper kids. For people that are listening if you've got kids got been doing this over the last ten years, but the flipping of premium sneakers buying and selling. So the entrepreneurial element there that's happening and then for Youtube, there's the explosion of people up packs on the Internet Internet and that being entertainment this what's called pack breaking? So those are four major. Things converging the same time that has really led to and then Social Media Overlay People Sharing Their Zion poll or they're great. Kobe collection. You just have a lot of ingredients stanford why this is happening now, what is hot right now? Basketball. Basketball's uncomfortably hot both vintage and modern I. think a lot of people will lose money I'm GonNa say this again clearly people lose money on modern because they're going to bet on a young player. Let's use tyler hero because it's relevant who looks all the part but so so did derrick rose I mean derrick rose looked more the part and injuries are variable and if you spend one hundred, thousand dollars investing derrick rose years ago it would've looked good but you got caught like you would have got caught on Bo Jackson Grant, Hill and others. But Young basketball modern basketball is very hot vintage basketball has completely exploded Dr J. Rookie cards in a eight out of ten greed as you get more into the world, there's companies now that you send it to and they great it PSA s she see these companies that grade cards a doctor J. PSA eight was eight hundred dollars. A year ago, and now an eight thousand dollar card. That's ten times. Explosion are these the new stocks? Would you rather invest in cards or stocks? I would rather invest in cards but I need everybody to hear this why I'd like to diversify the stocks that I own. When you're dealing times like this uncertainty potential recession after the Kobe. Like Non Stock Market Assets Alternative assets tend to go down, but not as much upside three it makes me happy. So would rather own. A Wilk Chamberlain two, hundred thousand dollar piece of art than an actual piece of art like I don't want that war hall I don't want you know Jackson pollock. I. Want the greatest sports cards because of my interest because growing up watching you every single day that was my life. And because of the rarity, I think that still top five percent of sports cards the most rare stuff. is about to go through its contemporary art fees that we saw in the late sixties, seventies and eighties with the before mentioned war pollock. So I just think Michael Jordan rookies in a perfect ten there's only three hundred thirteen of them, Dan. They were twenty, five, thirty, thousand about eighteen months ago there hovering around hundred thousand. It is my professional investor businessman believe that's a half a million dollar card in ten years. That's a good return. Michael Jordan. When you invest in real estate neighborhoods Kovin. There's pretty much nothing that can happen at this point with Michael Jordan outside of. I don't WanNa go there. But like outside of an Oj Simpson like you're talking about the rarest of rare thing that can do anything to diminish his demand and the supply is non-existent and the demand overall for this art is exploding and I think you're going to see those things play out what's your most valuable card? High, bought a PSA nine Jackie Robinson. Nine hundred and forty eight leave rookie card with another friend we split it how much We spent hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars each and I believe the card now based on what's happened in the market. Last two years could be pushing over a million dollars in value because there's only nine of them and I think when you think about what Jackie Robinson represents where America is in this life cycle. It's always been an underpriced card compared to honus Wagner and Babe Ruth and ty COBB and I think we're starting to feel the demand really explode for it. But I have a bunch of cards at home that are still in the packs and it's from the ninety s you worthless and I. Because because knowing your career and being such an mirer and this is for everyone who's listening, this was what was happening in the eighties and nineties. There was this gold rush and everyone said by these things, store them because what was happening the things from the fifties and sixties the mantles Clemente's word. The problem was people didn't understand how much supply chops was making millions and cards, and by the way Matt nokes and Eric Soap. Eric Davis Wally Joiner and. Mike Greenwell and Ellis burks did not become ty Cobb and Mike Greenwell, which then made those cards vulnerable and that's why tell a lot of kids and if you're a parent of a kid or a kid listening right now. Listen I'm very excited about tyler hero too and I'm super can't we to watch. Jason. TATUM and Jaylen Brown developed a Donovan Mitchell and I'm super excited. But remember this unless you're a top one, hundred icon, your cards are not going to be worth as much as you think, twenty five, thirty years around Kevin Garnett and Dunkin and Ray. Allen are less expensive than some of the rookies now because everyone's projecting what John Rant and. The, an RJ Barrett Zion are gonNA do versus understanding who those players were, and that's why I keep saying over and over vintage vintage vintage vintage. That's where the action is. He's Gary Bainer Chuck. He's the CEO of Bainer media. But most him is Gary. V on Social Media, a serial Entrepreneur five-time New York Times bestselling author and host of tea with Gary. V every day helping entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses during the pandemic. Card is autographed. What does that do to the value when it comes in the current packs over the last fifteen years the card companies have done autographs impacts. That's good. If it's done by hand the way that you and I grew up, they tend to be lower in value than actually the card so. In that general area sometimes a little bit more depending on who signing my son collected pokemon. Cards. I have I have the he has them in a plastic and I actually my wife got him for me last night because she knew I was going to talk to you today and I don't know the value of that but he am I going to be rich Gary. Rich. So I don't know if the richer richer. You yes. If it's the right shadow list I addition charges are hollow like anything I have a couple of those. Okay. Well, that gets. We're going to have to talk off line here. I really need to know if you have the one. Text me a picture because because a perfect ten charred hollow shadow of first edition is over one hundred, thousand dollars. Let's go shopping here. Here's what I would say knowing who listens to this incredible show. If you love sports, a lot of you have decided to gamble because it makes sports that you naturally don't have fanned into far more interesting. What I know about gambling is it can be bad and what I know about sports cards is you can get the same thrill. I mean I watched that Mavericks Clipper series like crazy because when I first got back in two years ago, I decided through the first half of his career that. Danni was going to be something really special. Affirmed at this year especially in the playoffs. So I'm sitting on a massive amounts of Luca rookies that I paid thirty five dollars for that were two thousand dollars at the height of that run. Now, they're down to twelve, thirteen, hundred season's over but. As can imagine Luca eliminating the clippers would've done some real damage and probably would've pushed to three thousand. The juices were going. That was a clippers maps game that I wouldn't watch a year ago so so far everybody's listening. If you know a lot of us love to debate sports and we all play Monday morning quarterback for example, I'm very glad that I wasn't making content about my points of view and Patrick mahomes coming out of college I would have been uncomfortable historically incorrect I didn't see it and he's and he's got all the pieces in place to be all time. Scary. It's great to talk to you Gary. Thank you for sharing and hoped across pes- with you again soon. Anytime, by the way, Dan please tell me something that can be some optimism on my New York jets season. Can you need something like I'm a real funk there's only fifteen games left Gary. What about Becton is Short Fire Hall of Famer I mean he looks incredible thirteen seconds into his career. Have you bought any of his rookie cards I haven't because Anthony? Rookie cards are six dollars. Offense of Lyon are. Not, GonNa Change. By the way Beckton injured, he's not playing this weekend. Not True. I'm too on top of my stuff paulie is Beckton plan this mclovin his becton playing just came across the wire that MCI and pulled out a practice with an injury. Now, I don't know how severe it is. Gary v look it up. I believe you thought. Buying. Ted I just. My God it's true. It I. Sorry to break the news here. I am literally dead when I tell you. That I'm in such Kettani, state of like holding onto will, at least we have Jonathan Ogden for this to be live right now. Yeah I mean. All Right Dan we'll talk some keep your head up. I could not believe that just happened. Oh boy. I I hated to do it to him because he loves the judge so much but he asked me about Becton. Well. Let me give an update. Yeah. mclovin was becton that good at his first game that already has him in the hall. They got destroyed they'd be. blowed out by the bills that he saw Jonathan I did. Gary. 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Do, you think about this here's your question. Does case keenum started game this year in which Baker Mayfield is not injured. Yes. But case keenum knows cavs fancy from that great year in Minnesota. So that's the reason he has the offense way better than Baker. So if the team falls apart even bigger, maybe they try switch up just knowledge of the offense. But you're asking bias Saly yes, you are. But I was curious though if like I don't know Baker Mayfield Zona shortly, share like I don't know the inner workings with the Browns but I have to believe. You gotta be invested in Him. You have to show that confidence in him. I just wonder if he struggles how long he struggles for and maybe plays great. Maybe maybe they act like they're supposed to act the open leaderboard tigers up there. He's in the top ten. You got some big names, rory mcilroy. Justin. Thomas in there if you're going to get this golf course. Get it today because I don't think you're GONNA get starting tomorrow. Conditions are pretty good today, but after this. That's why a lot of golfers loved to play the US. Open. And they WANNA play on Thursday morning. They. They WANNA get out early because if you're going to get a golf course a US, open course your best chances on Thursday morning and you've seen some pretty good scores from those guys who are out there right now. A couple of phone calls John and Kentucky. Jones is hey John what's on your mind today. Thanks. For taking my call six. Hundred. Local. Over over under story and a half, NOPE NOPE NOPE Nope, I won't do that. I won't do that John. Because if I do and you lose that, you get mad and if you win, then I don't get anything. So it's it's a no win situation. Over under what was it forty three and a half parlay that with the basketball Now. Can you bet can you do almost like we do with horseracing a? Let's say you wanted bet a Trifecta could I bet rory Justin Thomas Tiger Woods and then they finish first second third but no particular order. I don't know if you can bet that way in golf the way you can with horse racing gambling. I'm checking that. So you would you pick like three golfers you like pay a fee and you get their combined odds to win the tournament yeah checking. And then somebody put down a pretty good chunk of change on Phil Mickelson an a lot of the money is on Tiger Woods to win. Like I I don't WanNa bet for somebody I like I, WanNa bet somebody who I think is going to win. But you know Phil Mickelson the scene of the crime. Let in two, thousand, six when a he lost Geoff Ogilvy and I think the winning score was like plus five but fill had that tournament and Phil's been runner up I. Think Four US opened. Jack Nicholas was runner up in seven US Open. Poll. Dan You could bet on a group of golfers that you like you can pick a group of golfers in your odds or day based on that. You could bet on the nationality of the winner you could better nationality a member of that You know wins that you're good to go inside bets but how how much can you bet on a side bet? Bet. Bet because I don't think you could bet one hundred, thousand dollars on a profit. Could you like this Tibet on the national anthem? It's usually kept it fifty bucks one hundred bucks one of those things but to bet on a group of golfers together would be unlimited. Patrick in New York join just say, Patrick, would you have for me? Hey, dad five, nine, buck, eighty, five. Questions the mother I'm on the New York state through a head into the boxing hall of fame. But I got it 'cause football question can all these conferences starting at different times Halloween now? How are you going to get national champion? You've got to eliminate some conferences or are they gonNA do no they all have to be done by December nineteenth. It's not when you start. It's when you finish Patrick have fun at the Boxing Hall of fame. because. He had the big ten title Game You have to be done by the time they had the selection show. And that is the day after the big ten title game. No matter when you start, you have to be done by then yeah club. I think the boxing hall of fame thing was a bit of unnecessary information. It's Ok a bit of a Brag. Is it. He's like I'm going into the boxing hall of fame. Now, let me ask you about college football if he'd asked to boxing question. Do where the boxing hall of fame is. Where should it be? Like. If. You didn't know somewhere in New York City or Detroit Kansas. New York. Probably, a scenic drive there on the parkway. Yeah. mclovin looks gorgeous were pulled up road trip. A. Right October. Now, I'd rather just keep going to west point. Is that where you covered. 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PE: Passing of Tyler Skaggs, MLB All-Star rosters, Rollins interview (Ep. 7)

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PE: Passing of Tyler Skaggs, MLB All-Star rosters, Rollins interview (Ep. 7)

"Cheese in the following is a presentation of the radio dot com sports meantime baseball players issue alongside ben davis i'm tony gwynn junior we've been in i try to bring in the biggest fan is hopping going around baseball the hottest stories in you know we try to break give your perspective you know as former major leaguers a when we think what's going on whether it's you know the standings whether it's we highlight maybe highlight a pitcher every week or hitter different types of hitters every week we try to give you a breakdown a we also try the habit amy very nice gaston in this week one of my favorite human beings on the planet earth will join us jimmy rollins former philly a shortstop three time all star for time gold glove winner mvp world series winner in a he's also the all time leader for the philadelphia feel phillies he will join us next obviously been being that you've covered the phillies you get chance to work with jimmy ron's quite often he was deemed the main guy and that thousand eight world series the two thousand nine world series which they lost to the yankees jimmy ron's in my opinion was the heart and soul who's the glue that really held that team together i know everybody likes chase and rightfully so with chase subtly did in his career's is amazing a both are borderline hall of famers a obviously we know what right howard is well jimmy was really the cock that made that machine go i really you i think you hit it out of the ballpark no pun intended a he was the heart and soul of that team i remember him declaring that they were gonna win the division that year when everybody thought the mets were gonna be the team to beat phillies ended up doing it a in jimmy was a big part of that wanna remind everybody big time baseball players addition is a part of radio dot com which allows you to listen to your favorite radio stations were free anytime anywhere listen to over three under stations over eleven hunter podcast explored by location or john ratify music news in sports from your location or across the country you could follow radio dot com sports on twitter at or dc sports there is a very interesting a way the game for the mets and yankees in as a catcher did you see this last night i did say it was it was incredible at i don't know how a i don't know how you have the wherewithal as a catcher 'cause i i never had the opportunity or the wherewithal gonna make a play like that so wilson ramos ended up catching a foul tip off about brett gardner at first and foremost you got mets you got yankees you got rivalry right right this is every game every pitch is just like to the death it's do or die on every pitch and the way that city reacts both teams it's not just always you know everyone thinks of new york baseball they always think of the yankees now you go you go into queens it's met city and it's i mean that's all they talk about right but you have that type of atmosphere and yankees obviously i think one of the best teams in baseball and then you have the mets that are kind of up and down throughout this season with mickey callaway is he gonna stay is he gonna finish the season as their manager but you ever played it goes down like that the windsor ballgame game it's a foul tip he tipped off his mic and then it took off his right hand and then a touchback and there were so many resumes like a like a volleyball back there and how they ended i've never seen anything like that have the wherewithal is a catcher you're i gave him all the credit in the world been how difficult is i've never been behind it is never really want it to be behind the dish a but why is that play so difficult well first and foremost usually either on a foul tip either catch it or you don't one thing like i honestly i used the smallest catcher's mitt there was used as a it was a j p two thousand two jorge persada model and it was the the smaller smith and my dad would always yell at me like why is a bigger menu catch more fell tips i just like the smaller and it's just the way i was but you have on a foul tip like that either catch it or you don't there's no like you know either it deflects off far away or is it just strikes out to near mid and that's it you it sounds like some of that is is just pure luck right right i mean and that's it he's either you catch it or you don't you don't really have it tip off you're mitt like that and pop up in the air that's why you really never see it but again a gift forget robbers all the credit in the world for free catching that ball and the volley like that austin now been moving onto a much more somber a story ah tyler skaggs passes away a now two days ago and it's it's hit baseball unlike anything we've really seen in quite some time i mean a in this is really the second time for this organization having a deal with this in the past i don't know what fifteen twenty years years they've had a two guys pass away tragically unexpectedly in a this one this one hit home i mean when you watch the guy's a the the anaheim the angels yesterday as they did their press conference you could see it on all their faces a man this is something that you don't wish upon anybody having a deal with than a the fact that you know tyler you know passes away midseason it's gotta be something that not his teammates are dealing with but really an entire major league baseball family is dealing with right now yeah i think that's the objective where right there's family a you spend more time with their teammates then you deal with their actual family i mean he becomes becomes part of your family 'em you know he's just got married his wife carly a are condolences go out to her and yeah i just got married in the off season and what you have to go through a from a teammate standpoint i it's just it's awful it's not just any it really is entire baseball family the baseball community major league baseball as a whole has to deal with this and a you know unfortunately he's a he's a young man just twenty seven years old and having to go through this you know it affects a lot more then justice this is immediate family yeah it's just a it's an awful situation and unfortunately the angels you're gonna have to deal with this throughout the remainder of the season 'em you know we see a a corban last night yeah he made that they were drafted where a back in two thousand nine 'em you know he he wore number forty five last night the honor tyler skaggs a i think that's a tremendous tribute to him and you know having to go out there and pitch that and you're mining easy no no not it all and listen i i couldn't i think begging and you were involved in this from the standpoint as you were on the team but i think back to a thousand to two thousand two tragic that's where i i remember i was it as if i was at san diego state obviously i had been around you guys were for so long a i remember my mom calling me a waking me up early in the morning and tell me that might dora passed away and i was just like i was eighteen nineteen years you're years old i wasn't in a teammate of his but i remember how much it affected me now you were actually roommates with my door when this happened tell us how you went through what you went through in what that was like yeah it wasn't easy michael got traded over to the padres from the tigers back in ninety seven 'em so we immediately hit it off he's a great guy left handed hitter could use a five tool player 'em you know he got a couple of cups of coffee you know when you're dad was having issues with his knees and you know michael look look to be a very promising big leaguer and michael and i end gary matthews junior the three of us were inseparable all throughout the minor leagues from eight ball on up to the big leagues stick his these these the three of us and 'em i remember checking my apartment complex in michaela's gonna be staying at the same place and i saw that there is you just got a new tahoe and a he was all fire i went out and gave a big hug and i said i said hey man what's going on is like nothing good you know great to see you again and obviously you know we're on different teams died she got traded to the seattle but seattle and san diego share the same mired accomplice or saying you know spring training complex yeah so we were able to you know be there and and that was the last time i ever saw me he said hey we're going out tonight if you wanna go i now i said we got first data moreno here's a position player so he reports another week but he was just there and get some swings and you know i i went into the clubhouse the next morning enron's pelosi are traveling secretary said hey there is a project killed last night and white yukon and i knew right then and it was michael and a it was just a devastating devastating occurrence and obviously you know his wife natalie is two boys michael matthew it was just one of those things like it can't because michael is bigger than life you know and that is why and that's the way you think of of guys you know big leaguers the bigger the larger than life type characters and having him go down in a it was it was awful and you know the the padres thankfully they were able to let me on their plane we flew out to corona california his hometown and we had this service out there and get the same unfortunately one last time and get my condolences to his family but it's tough in iraq sure world it definitely rocks world it does i you bring that up in you know i'm i'm i i watched that press conference yesterday watching mike trout and tiers watchable all bradshaw smith and cheers and it in you spoke on the fact that it it sometimes it could it doesn't just affect immediate family and how much year round guys i think back to to damian jackson how effective he was a win win mike passed away in it does it have when you're around guys all day long i mean it's really especially go back to spring training starting february year round and from eight to four and then you come back you do it again the next day and then the season starts year round rounder guys from from one to two eleven o'clock you around the guys were firm almost half of the day so it does become your family becomes your immediate family really because you around more than you are you're you're regular family so i i certainly my condolences go goes out to the skaggs family to to to the to the angels and really all the guys who are going through something right now a dealing with with tyler skaggs death throughout major league baseball you know one guy that he is a guy that you gotta go you gotta pay to watch him pitch every fifth day i know certainly every fifth day but you've seen max scherzer slab you say you know what i want me some of that not the batter's five nothing that in the batter's box 'em you know we saw what happened last week against the phillies the day before isn't taking bunting practice and he breaks his nose ball deflects off his bat braces knows he's got two black guys right and i remember being back in the studio back in philly and they say well the oh that's great you know great for the phillies he won't pitch tomorrow and it looked at one of the guys and i are talking about mara i said oh he'll be pitching he goes how'd you get a pitcher i said max scherzer you'd have to you'd have to his nose would have had the falling offer him doctor pitch you know what's funny is i play i had one spring with max in a spin spin spin a little bit of time with him in immediately after i saw him foul that ball off his nose i knew he was gonna be irritated because he probably when you look at him blending that they wasn't taking it as seriously as a shit so that ended up happen and so my first thought was oh i feel sorry for whoever he space and tomorrow because he will be so locked in because of him being upset with himself for not you know locking in on his bunting and ended up breaking his nose somebody had the paper that fortunately it was the phillies black guy in all i mean listen i don't know in are game right now if there's if there's a more competitive a starting pitcher with his type stuff in all of baseball like no he is what he's a b is the the the the definition of a bulldog except he has like eight plus stuff so you get a bulldog with eight plus a lot chances are you're not gonna have a good day at the plate in most nights you know no no absolutely not and we know about his contract i mean this year alone two thousand nineteen he's making forty two million dollars deservingly so dealer i mean obviously his contract with very backloaded you look at these contracts and it's something that i i think i if i were a gm me personally i would back away from that you know from the four hundred million dollar contract for a pitcher because you don't know first of all there any play every fifth day right the secondly it's like you don't know how they're gonna be at the older they get the indians they're gonna dwindle their arm strength is gonna go down that is completely not the case with max scherzer i mean he's still throwing ninety seven ninety eight he's going after he stays off the dl he's the guy that i mean honestly if you give the ball at one person i know there's some studs out nelly i get that but if i had the guy to go face a team four one four one outing where my life was on the line i'm giving it some extra period there's no doubt there's no doubt he is certainly surpassed there were there were they three four year window when henry kershaw were battling for that spot i don't think it's hands down his masters by that same question if you had one star one had to win one game who you start and i don't see how you could make an argument for anybody ios other than max scherzer he's exactly right he he's that good he's that good end you know staying in the national league talk right 'cause washington was one of the teams going into the season there were some question marks about right you lose bryce harper will will this team be able to compete as i sit here i look at the national league division it's not is it a national league a side of of the standings it it's not as strong as i think most people anticipated i think everybody thought milwaukee chicago even saint louis would be good i think any issues that philly at lana an end you the question marks were about washington you thought the mets might be a little bit better in the west i mean other than the dodgers who have clearly separated themselves from everybody in national league everybody's pretty much bunched up as the same team is not as strong as i think we thought the national league who's gonna be coming into the year yeah i don't know if they're not as strong urge the simple fact is there'll be no beaten up on each other yes i i think i think there's some some good teams with the exception i like i i look at the padres i think the dodgers have a good ball club but they have to go up against the dodgers dodgers a ridiculous right now you know they've been that way throughout the course of the season and they're not gonna slow down because they're so deep 'em but you look at the nl central i think these teams just beaten up on each other i think it's gonna go down in the wiring in the national league east i think the the listen i i think that's gonna make a serious serious ron they're already starting then i'm not a betting man but they odds for them to win the world series because of some that they have in the lineup the obviously the the the trio of starters that they have 'em but they are gonna make a serious run the braves knocking slowdown and i think the phillies have a lot left in their tanks so it's just a matter of who's gonna beat up on each other more as they as the season progresses as we come to the all star break 'em you know i think it's gonna be that type of of race i don't know what's gonna happen in the central because i think it's gonna go down to the the cubs and the brewers just like it did last season you end when you look at that center i mean a pittsburgh they're they're only four out of it cincinnati is only five and a half in either one of those two teams you mentioned the brewers cubs are gonna actually run away with this division barring a move at the deadline as you said they're just beating up on each other i i think especially in that division whether you know you you watch the series where the bruiser take two of three from the cubs you watch the very next series where pittsburgh go sweep the brewers in it and that's kind of been what's been going on in that central division i the only other division that i think is in question is obviously the national league east atlanta had that hot run there were there rickard in june was amazing a they they played some good baseball but philly you know has has stayed there they're not they're not they have a fall even despite that the month of june from atlanta i still think it's gonna be a three horse race i think it's gonna be a land it they're gonna be tough to beat they're not gonna going anywhere but i really think the phillies and the nets are gonna make serious runs when i see serious ron's i mean they're gonna win thirteen out of fifteen something like that and just really get back into the swing of things and all these a i think both teams have that with in them to do that a because hey i mean i i know the the match a pitching starting pitching is phenomenal but i think they're their offense is very underrated and i just look for them to go out and when they need to just out slugged people and i we definitely know the phillies can do that a but the phillies need some starting pitching the to do anything if they do get in the playoffs if they wanna go deep in the playoffs they had to get some more starting pitching doing i think that's because they're the starting pitching his veto or you think they they don't have enough i just don't think they have enough on but just way too inconsistent 'em if if they need to do something i mean aaron donald is really looking like aaron nola from last year in his last couple of starts 'em he went out and beat the braves last night to nothing he was great in eight innings but i think they're just inconsistent caesar is just starting to wear on him and i think it's it just puts too much pressure on the fence they go out there and have the out slug every night so unless they get some starting pitching i don't know how deep they can go in the playoffs let's move from the national leaves and let's talk about a they all star game in one of the names that is missing from this which is i think it's not a surprise necessarily you just always expectancy is name is bryce harper he he he's not on the list is you're he's made it in six of the of his first seven seasons 'em i don't see this as they byproduct of anything i just he's not having a good year and you know you know initially when when guys like bryce harper come into the league there's a lot of buzz around them but if you have to maintain that status by going out and constantly playing well and if we're being honest he's kind of been up and down throughout his career in and i think that's why we don't see him of of course there's a lot of new guys in there who have been terrific years that are also costa pushing them out of the all star game but he's using a guy who's elected by the fan vote in clearly the fans haven't seen a what they expect it from bryce harper and this year i think he's just having a you know run of the mill season this year he's been good he's been bad he's been really good he's been really bad and you know and that's just that's bryce harper we know he's gonna strike out a lot we know he's gonna hit home runs and he's still on pace ahead at like a hundred and ten rb be eyes and still hit thirty five homers so i think if you tell it philly fans that that would be the his numbers this year i think they'd be happy with it but you know i don't think it's really a snow tony there are thirty one first time all star players this year may thirty one it's it is amazing but if you look at like bryce harper who who sleep better than christian yelich cody bellinger ronald kunia you know what it's just they're just not having as good a year you know you got david dog is having a great charlie blackmon a who's having a great year it's just the bottom line is he's not having as good as any other guys an end you like the seal these guys at i could be really going out on a limb here but i think this crop of all star voting nationally an american league i think this crop of all stars are as good as talent as we've we've ever seen and i know i never got to watch willie mays player mix talking about really good players right back in the day but i think this crop of players i think they are be on talented i really do i think there's so many different guys that could beat you in so many different ways and that's what makes this crop so special no you know there's no doubt in you bring up so many good points with the new a the some of the younger all sorts of just a guy like jeff mcneil right first like real season at the big league level and he's have he leads the league in hitting of course he's gotta get on there david dog charlie blackmon is having had one of the best best months i could remember in a long time and yes i know his blitzer crazy from roads a home but he's he doesn't make the scale through any any no he plays in colorado that's that's the way it is it listen christian yelich cody bellinger ronald konia there were those were no brainers timmy i didn't see anybody surpassing those guys a there may have been some arguments because of the whole colorado thing but again that is not the issue the the one thing i've noticed looking at both rosters i think the pendulum has finally changed over to the national national league for a long time it just seemed like the the mega stars were in the american league and they were the ones a really favored to win this is gonna be one of the few times i could remember in a while where the national league should be favored going into this game based on the roster that we see in front of us yeah absolutely and an an tuck it just about the the first baseman alone oh gosh like it's a joke it right it is an absolute joke eric hosmer is hitting over three hunter he has like fifty something rb eyes and he's not even get a sniff at this all star game because you got guys like pete alonzo who is hitting home or after a homer you got guys like josh bell who seemingly streets and rb i every time he comes up to the plate and obviously freddy freeman he's doing his thing he's he's one of the the old vets in his fourth all star game this year but that first base position is loaded in i think people have also remember when we start talking about snubs and guys who who didn't make the all star then you have to remember there's a lot more that goes into it then just numbers right every team has the habit represent a representative which could end up pushing a guy who maybe deserving go but they already have a representative already on that team that put could possibly push people out and that's how you start getting these nerves yeah absolutely i think you know it i wouldn't necessarily it's just the bottom line you know what you're if you and i both catchers and you're having a better year than me you gotta look at it and say you know what you're having a better year me i know i'm having a great year but you're better than me this year i i like some of these players have to look at it i think that's the only way to look at it i mean i i wanna talk about some of these first time gore's like to tell more tae like this this this this the second baseman for arizona diamondback he's been tremendous we talked about pete alonzo jobs bill first time all star members paul is young he's a first timer lot to lot of second timers in his in his budget i can't believe it was mind blowing the meta anthony ren dome has never made it all star game prior to this year mind though i know he he's the guy he's a free agent at the end of the year he's gonna get his that all the bottom line at no doubt he is gonna get his you know if if somehow some way the the phillies could get him i don't know that yet to be seen but i just don't wanna see him and then that's uniform against the terrorizes up but you're right it's his first all star peers i think he's a guy you know he just doesn't get a whole lot of tension you know the nationals don't get for whatever reason national coverage a whole lot but he's not a guy he's not very flamboyant knows not very flashy he just gets the job done he's so good with the bad i think his glove is severely under rated he gets the everything he's he's is a wage and how he throws in that three quarter laredo but he's right on the money the first base every time he is very very special and i'm very surprised it's his first year making it can we talk about one of my favorite parts of all star game in in the home run derby a these it'll be announced today the i think the two spots remaining a indie all star indie all star home run derby a i personally in this might be a homer pick i think from a raise has it'd be one of those picks a bit but but with the guys that have been picked christian bale is pete alonzo josh bill rondo koneohe junior carlos santana vladimir guerrero junior i think first of all i think it's it's awesome that major baseball didn't have to like search for people this year as they've had the past couple of years it seemed like a try and find guys we want it to participate seemed like a lot of guys who won the do it the way they have have a made the home run derby the lack especially last year it makes it a little bit more exciting and you wanna see guys who not only could hit the long ball book and put on a show and that's why i think friend morass is they 'perfect personality to be one of these final two spots but nevertheless whoever gets in i think it's gonna be a very exciting moment there yeah absolutely it's gonna be a blast to watch i my sleeper for the for the the whole run home run derby carlos santana his first ever all star game he's gonna be starting in all star game and he's doing it in front of the home crowd he can get into a rhythm and he gets right pitches he could start a launch he gets that swing in the pattern he could just keep going and going i just think he's got he's gonna have a little momentum on his side but there's some good guys i mean it's gonna blast watch like you said put on a show that's what the fans want that's what i'm gonna watch on tv right right i wanna see how far these balls can actually go in there is no doubt we got a good group i found it funny video released on twitter yesterday about vladimir guerrero junior in the setting of home run derby right there he's no no cage overwhelmed got the catcher there a an edge just thrown in the baseball i thought it was a brilliant idea oh no i've seen anybody actually work on that because if you haven't done it it could be a little intimidating right you're used to hitting batting practice with that big shell overhead it could fill a almost a little naked when you don't have that show and i could end talking guys who've been in the home run derby that's one of the tougher things they get used to is that it's it's actually an open field and it takes you know a few swings for some guys get used to that yeah absolutely and i remember talking about it he did the home run contest and he didn't hit any out and we let him have what he said drastically different it was not have that cage above you and it's like oh i'm just out here all by myself if you're right that case that cage adds a lot when you use the hidden in that thing you know guys can sit there and launch but once you've removed that you get in that setting it it could be terrified find i think there's some guys one of the things that came through yesterday obviously the international pool of signings came through the yankees a once again have found their way a signing the top international guy a and it seemed like the rich just keep getting richer yeah who doesn't wanna play for the yankees right five million dollars isn't awful awful stuff a price tag the put on a young sixteen year old but you know the yankees figured that's where do i wonder if that's where they wanna go that's where they wanna put their money but you see a lot of these teams and this is this is huge for farm systems to be able to go out and really grab these guys up get him at such a young age develop them into the type of baseball player they want them to be they find these guys they develop them in their system much like the cardinals do the cardinals guys they come out of their farm system they go to the big leagues they know exactly what they're doing because it's taught at every level much the same with the yankees but you see a lot of these clubs making trades and trading and you know sometimes for that international pool daddy because it means so much to their farm systems to be able to go out and get these guys get him at such an early age and start developing them right away it means a lot will i could tell you that it it for the padres is it is it meant a whole lot i mean they spent almost they close to a hundred million dollars over the first few seasons a when they started this rebuild process you fast forward to two thousand nineteen and they're in a much healthier position dish and a as an organization because they've they explored that international a town in they wanna bring some of these guys in their scattered all over the top twenty in the padres organization as far as top prospects and they were able to land lance a for more out of the top thirty yesterday of these international prods prospects oh there's no doubt that a teams are are are investing in international players a it's a lot more fair than it used to be because of the new new rules that had been mandated you only get a certain amount of a pool of money they used and it's gotta be using a certain timeframe so a i think it's been good for baseball in certainly a for those kids who are out in the dominican out in venezuela a who are getting opportunity a cuban as well we've seen that really boom since yahtzee oh we came over a that's been a big part of baseball as well but there's no doubt about it that these teams are investing in and they're they're starting see some fruit a come from from this investment in the international signing yeah it's using this kid jason demain guys who were talking about for the yankees the martian you're the real deal so you know this guy's got a six yard dash time anywhere from six point one nine six point three seconds that's ridiculous crazy that's that's like at least be that that that's dee gordon type stuff right there that spring on jimmy rollins three time all star for time gold glove winner and national league mvp in two thousand seven go along with this world series championship in two thousand eight games enemy thank you thank you buddy everybody's go we appreciate you coming on today jimmy as as we approached the all star break um you know we talk about you being a three time all star how special is that going to those all sorted knowing that the fans voted you among all their other shortstop she voted you ended all star game they had a special on you you get there and you know especially the first time you're not sure what to expect you don't wanna walk to the clubhouse and be disrespectful for a court tours the guys that were there before you gotta pave the way other different this year is like the average age especially for the nfl is like twenty five and a half years old they're all babies together but you realize what a special group that is i mean it's seven under fifty major league baseball players and only a handful basically gets to the all star game every single year so you get that first tation and it's something that you actually you you you're in for every single year like just to be in that position over and over and then obviously all the festivities the home run derby bennett clubhouses with guys that she competed against one time which words no one evening that you're wearing the same uniform in in in that competitive nature all goes out the window because it's about being be american league so it's a special time 'em families get the go there and it's just a sellout celebration of what baseball is at his best the i missed one built on at once on jimmy you know i remember your first all star game between two years of age it was also my dad's last all star game in cal ripken's last all star game an uber you were by far the youngest dude in in in that locker room that day what is it like going in there as that rookie when you have guys like tony gwynn cal ripken eighty ride guys that you know you competing against but at some point you were you kind of look it up and he's do yes sir it is it it's very intimidated most severe i mean very intimidating you don't know what you do is just you know everything that's going on beforehand and how do i deal with this how do i conduct myself how do i go in there not be a fool out of that might be a fan all these guys that you i've grown up with and now i'm in the same locker room with these guys were twenty plus years but yet where santa sent were sharing the same locker room so a foursome curt schilling who i played where a or may not play with that had been organization philadelphia phillies although he was with arizona at the time he just grabbed me unders you know by an under his arm and it's like hey just come in setlow act like you belong and and you know you you you deserve this you earned it and although he said all those words i don't believe one it kinda just helped me just just like okay i'm i'm i'm that's what i'm a skeptic but i'm one of them now it was a it was a trip like even thinking about it it's just a trip jimmy you're you're listed at five seven and the way you carry yourself you character self like you were you know seven foot seven out on the field that inner confidence that you had i mean you just had that you could see it out on the field like you were just you know what i'm better than you i'm better than you where did that come presented acquire trade or is that something you've always had inside m i think it's something i've always had inside a one time i was seventy eight years old having a play with older kids i don't really have time to be fearful of the worried about what could he couldn't do it would just show improve and believe it or not while i was basically the same height as everyone else is just that they kept growing when my dad always said it doesn't matter how big someone 'em especially in baseball he said just worry about being the strongest person on the field at everytime so when i would show up it doesn't matter if you were bigger than me what i knew was that when it came i guess in the pound for pound sense that i would just a strong in and had just as much as ability as anyone on his boss you might be able to do certain things you can do but by the same token i do certain things that you that you can't do so i'm okay with that and along the way with in my life i was okay with whatever challenges put in front of me you know what there's a lot of people don't know and and i've had the opportunity to play with jimmy and i i told him the story but jimmy used the come down to san diego in work with my dad john jones did it for like three or four years straight and i told jimmy my dad was he was like jimmy was one of the guys at my dad worked with that used a frustrated because he felt like jimmy candy ability to do all of it he had the ability ability to hit for power you had the ability for hit the hit for average obviously is speed was game changing elite defender but jimmy used to frustrate my dad so much because he just felt like you were leaving a lot out there and now we we look back you agree i mean you're all time leader in philly so clearly you were doing something right but i remember telling you that and you'd be take you were taken aback a little bit because you always wonder why he never actually told you himself yeah obviously a you know how that all came about with larry bowa after my second season so two thousand two both chemicals like you know jimmy you know no struggle in that year although the most or struggled mightily the second half is like why don't you go down a hitler tony i'm like somebody who writes my role of somebody glenn hoskins like nah i'll make it happen so sure enough he made it happen and i and i rolled up in once again it's like wow this is crazy i'm i'm really about they go hit with tony glenis is crazy and i knew jock so that kinda helped me get over that fear 'cause jacket known for a while and then you know just working with tony i understood you know what he won its you know for me i understood you know the process that one about it let's not everybody could do what you do that especially when you figure it out i'm like it doesn't come out easily familiar talking about defense okay that's that's one thing an had he you know like you said had expressed expressed that to me it may have changed the way i felt about a much offense of play that out if if if if tony gwynn seems like maybe pc something that i don't realize is there and would have a you know i can't say dedicated but went about it differently but my whole life you know it was just about you know doing what i can find out what works and what whatever works quickly and for me that's what works and you know out isis still even after or i work with tony i would do the drills and i would try the drills and he would just make it look so simple i was watching jog through the drills what would that he makes it look so simple i'm just like it's not this so my work with little kids would sell them at a hazard that told me that we will be hidden inside well why are you frustrated and also i because i'm trying to do it and i just can't get it like i could see john do it i see you set it up and you're sitting example but for me it just it just doesn't make any sense and he will say well this is restoration gonna make you when he better i'm like no it's wintertime so after that point my whole career maybe maybe about two or three times over really you know through a helmet but i mean you know however many guys i played i wouldn't making out a good about better bet saved my helmet off it right back and be a helmet right and figure it out just because of simple words jimmy that's talked about you're you're two thousand seven mvp season a talk about the perfect combination of speed and power he had thirty eight doubles twenty triples and thirty home runs hit two ninety six that year just the perfect combination of the year he played in all hundred sixty two games everything just really clicked for that year right cody rental not just came over from the san francisco giants and i know that you know tony on gary spoke a lot tony was a bottom hand guy so all spring training i was working with cody learning learning about barest philosophy in and knowing the difference between berry and sony tony so i kinda marry them altogether yeah and it was a bottom half a day wichita so i was it's funny out of all are say they do several things but they're equally as important so the bottom line how the world the top ten has a role in just about figuring out what that role was and that's my training i had like anything so i knew the bigger picture with during the season down the road so i had those two things one poor man i got pretty good indication that the learn how to transfer that to the game then mike it comes over any wisdom trying to put together a book about hitting he made perfect sense to me he wasn't and we talked about the strike zone and for the first time i think are really real live the strike zone as as a kid you grew up you look at the plate play they brought us across the to be a strike at the strike zone is literally a low team area among focus now from whether it's over the plate and not to the floating strike zone a you know an between my knees and chest area in learning what balls i could handle best in this bowtie strike zone understanding atop handrail understanding what the actual strike zone is and what that meant for me an from day one it it it just click had nine home runs a my first month of the season i'd never done anything like before especially early in the season also started reading the book called the inner game of tennis that would just talking about the psychological approach said anything to life too many to be a successful so had all these things going on and then the pressure up with the team it'd be so i'd have adam have a chance relaxation have a chance focused and ended up being a desk here's my out of my career now jimmy you kind of moved away from the game you're three years removed now a at least a year before the bears they don't they don't make they don't make to the same time out there a when you look at when you look at today's game a look at the shortstops out there is there anybody that reminds you of yourself that all i would i'd say it's probably a little bit better but ranking lynn door i mean and not necessarily or not just on the field but just his happiness he seems to have a real joy when he's playing baseball everytime you look at me as a big big old million what smile and it's just enjoying life and joined being out there on the field join being able to show his love for the game and that reminds me of what i try to do it would just when i put on a uniform and i'd gotten that field and i put on a glove and i smelled the grass and picked up the bat i was happy obviously he's a switch hitter you play shortstop he has some pop he has some speed great defender good arm he makes the routine play he might just spectacular plays he does everything any any feedback slid off where he has been laid off so in so so many ways a c m what people felt about me just excitement that he brings and you could see the pure joy every time he's out there on the field so because of that he's the one that i pay almost like watching myself but slightly better version we really appreciate you hopping on with us a big time baseball players addition a it's it's been a blast and and a look forward to working with you in booth again sometime soon i wanna thank all the listeners

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REShow: Guest Host Kirk Morrison and Jeff Passan. Hour 3 (03-19-19)

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REShow: Guest Host Kirk Morrison and Jeff Passan. Hour 3 (03-19-19)

"Orig- is on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. The rich Eisen show Kirk Morrison here building for rich while he is on vacation. If you have not seen the pictures, this what we call living his best life. I'm excited to join the program while rich away on this Tuesday. Yes. Tuesday, March nineteen we call it Alabama Tuesday. If you're an NFL fan because of the Alabama pro day, and all of the different dignitaries who are there if you're a general manager, and you're not there. I'd be upset if I was a fan base of NFL franchise. My general manager is not at the Alabama pro day today. Play in Tuesday is what we call it. The two games tonight fairly Dickinson prevue, Florida, the first four games or two games tonight. And we have two games tomorrow night, but fairly Dickinson tonight versus purview AM temple Belmont tonight. Starting at six forty pm. I will be watching these games. I love it. It's still a plan. But it's like the sixteen you'll win a game to get beat up in the first round by. But hey, I'm still going to watch. Because I know it means a ton. Blake Bortles to the. Yeah. I was gonna say Jacksonville Jaguars. But he's formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars now member of the Los Angeles Rams. He will be the backup to one Jared Goff. And that's been some of the news that we've been following. But the biggest news has been four hundred thirty million. And that's not someone buying a franchise that is what Ardy Merano the owner of the Los Angeles angels committed to pay Mike trout over twelve years. Mike trout now the highest paid player in major league baseball. Jeff passan who broke the story. He'll be joining us in the next segment are MLB insider for ESPN, he'll give us the lowdown of how this deal took place. And how quick it got done after the Bryce Harper deal got done. So that's the biggest news today. So far what else you got for me? Brock me. What's what's else? The news right now guys. Brockman with federal live report. Rock men with the news news today. Brought to you guys by the Honda dream garage spring event where you can get a great deal on the Honda of your dreams of the vailable Honda sensing and loads of hi tech features you won't want to miss out on these deals head into your Woeckel Honda dealer today. So did you hear the comments from Dave Gettleman yesterday on a conference call Kirk little bit? I think I read some someone asked him about E Y manning and the five million dollar bonus that he just got paid someone asked him. If you I was overpaid. Dave got a one out of his way to call that notion of crock shit that was pretty funny so yesterday afternoon after that conference call he went on Mike francesa's WFAN show and admitted that the giants must avoid some assets to a future quarterback saying, quote, obviously, we have to address it. I'd be a real clown. Not to admit that there's some quarterbacks in this year's draft. I made the statement I really like the Kansas City. Remodel about the chiefs for years. It was everybody's model. The ideal situation is you bring a young kid. Let him learn, and that's the way we would like to approach it. He also added that he had this conversation with ally. Manning in early January that the giants we're going to consider everything all options, but moving forward E Y is the starting quarterback. What do you think the giants are doing? How surprised were you by the Odal Beckham trade, and how do you see their future playing out? I guess I'm not too surprised at the trae. When Jay Glazer, you know, pretty much says something, and he was really strong about it tip of the cap. Jay Glazer said that Dell was going to be traded. We just didn't do to who. And at what point? But look, I think New York finally realizes that. We gotta start all the way over we gotta tear this thing down to the studs and rebuild. It you still have ally. There he'll be the starter. But I think he's the bridge quarterback. I think you want to allow ally to be there for at least one more season, and hopefully, you can get the quarterback that shoe. That you love whether it's collar Murray, you know, whether it's you know, possibly doing Haskins drew lock Daniel Jones. I mean, they'll be some quarterbacks. Do you fall in love with them? And they've got some draft capital now where they can move up if needed because that's what you if you like a quarterback, you gotta go up and draft. I mean, you gotta trade up. You gotta get you gotta get them. And we look at some of the trays that have kind of you know, brought some of the quarterback. I think of the trade the Texans made to get up to go get, you know, Shawn Watson, you look at the trade that everybody scratched her hit say why are the candy troops trading up to get Patrick Mahomes. And you see why we've forgotten all about the comp the compensation that teams like the Rams gave up to get Jared Goff Bisky Trubisky when the quarterback works out. You forget how much that the team give it up you're saying sometimes there's a point where you're like do we give up too little we could have gave up. More for the kind of production that Patrick Mahomes. I if someone to the right now, I want to first rounders to second round for Patrick Mahomes, which team would not give that up right now. Like this thing about what Patrick Mahomes has been I'm doing a short time because of how much that the cancer chiefs loved him on tape would we after giving up two I and two twos and looking at Patrick Mahomes, but we'd be laughing at the Cassidy chief. You know, they we feel they've got their quarterback right for the next. Chiefs would say not enough. That's more. I need more three. I say three and three like right now right now from what we know right now with Patrick Mahomes, if the Kansas City Chiefs, I forget who are they offer that too was that I forgot what team they traded up for with was sitting at tin was at the Texans. Think will they traded up to get Patrick Mahomes. It was if they offered three years through that that to me, I wouldn't Fred I wouldn't be like what are what is Kansas City doing. What are they giving? Up to me. I think that's yeah. So they traded with the bills bills. Yeah. They traded the twenty seventh overall pick a third round pick and their own selection up to up to buffalo up to ten. That's it. That's it three picks. And now, basically it was their first and in the air I and additional third round pick so too. I in a third round pick for what we think now is three number ones easily for the MVP of the National Football League. Right. By the way, he's the reigning MVP. Well, and I don't think I think kids someone called Kansas City offered through. I think they would laugh, right? It would laugh and hang up phone. Yeah. I would never trade Patrick, no not anymore. But it just goes to show for earlier, you know, thoughts with the New York Giants. If there is somebody you think that can change your franchise you have to trade up to go get him. So does that mean you make a deal with the cardinals? Do that. Does that mean that you possibly make a deal, you know, maybe with the rate? I mean, it's right. The giants pick four six six six six because the first four one is is obviously there's on the cardinals. And then to is who's picking to always get brain locked already three is the jets because they're in the same thing at nine forty nine hundred dollars to enforcement of raiders because I was going through these trays yesterday. I mean these possible trades yesterday. So cardinals Niners jets raiders Buchan nears in the giants aren't till six Jaguars at seven they just pay Nick foles. So I don't know if they're in a quarterback market Bill is set bills Broncos. Who knows what they're doing Broncos could be. But with the cardinals, you know. Are you of the belief that Kyle Murray is going number one? Every mock draft Bucky Brooks just posted his new mock draft today and that Kyle Murray going number one. And every mock draft I'm seeing has him going, right? That is like oh, man. I'm really torn between this one. Because do I think he's the number one overall quarterback? Yes. The beneficiary of what you know Baker Mayfield able to do last year. Yes. But. Wow. That's that's to bring. He's got to be special. You know, what do you do with Josh Rosen? I thought about it. Do you even trae Josh Rosen because does do teams want Josh Rosen? Like, what's the trade value? You got a first round pick last year. And Josh Rosen at that they traded to trade for. Yes. And then you're not going to get that same draft capital back. It's almost wasted pick last year for Steve cardinals. If you go out and draft Kyla Murray because you're not gonna get that same compensation back. I know some people were like, oh, this is going to be a trade market for Josh Rosen. I don't think so because we know you have to trade him away. So the best thing I think is you just kind of keep them. And you basically you have two quarterbacks on the roster. We saw with Washington, but I know that Kirk cousins was a later round pick a fourth round pick. But why not compete with both those guys Cuyler Murray? And Josh Rosen best quarterback. We'll let them battle battle it out. So I can see the possibility of them not having to trade and just go ahead and draft Carla Murray, and let them battle it out. I mean, I think if you can get a late round. First round pick or early second for Josh Rosen. You do it. No brand. I don't think any teams going give it up though. I just don't I think 'cause we know you have to do something. You know what I mean? So why am I gonna give you just rules of negotiation? Yeah. Yeah. I'm moving on a lot of speculation about when the patriots acquired Michael Bennett from the eagles. If Martellus Bennett is brother who had retired last year kind of drop some Hinson. Maybe he liked to come back and play with his brother. He wanted Super Bowl with New England today he posted on Instagram. That's not gonna happen. A lengthy post saying and part I would love to play ball with my brother. It would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity. And that is why I'm currently doing. So no Bennett brother reunion in New England would been cool to see patriots kind of have that hold of tight end not knowing what gonna do. I imagine gronk is gonna come back. Right. Of course, you know, filling out that position. Well, it's been two years removed from our Telus, you know, he retired after that super. Bowl win. After they beat the falcons and into the next year to me albums coda retired year because he was like he's playing or not with Green Bay. They kind of didn't finish actually sauce that was a retirement year. Then you sit out all of last season two thousand eighteen and after a while you just like thirty two years old. Yeah. But I think that mentally he's not not there. And when I say, mentally like he's mentally not into investing himself into football. And that's a dangerous thing if you're not mentally invested into look, this is what I gotta do to get my body ready. My mind ready to go out there and compete every single Sunday. Don't go out there. And what we all. Will you can't have step? It has some other choice. Whereas yours can't go out there just half stepping around. Because that's how you get hurt. And I think he realizes now that he has another passion which saw the Super Bowl. He was just like they just giving away money. But at the same time he realizes that. No. I play my time. Now, Jason Witten. Came back, and we saw the video of him. Like, hey, I'm coming back. But I think he realizes that. You know, he he's he's not his heart's not in it. We're Jason Witten his still all about football. So it has been fun to see, but it would have been pretty cool to say. All right. Couple of things panther signed Bruce Irvin who played out last year at the falcons on a one year contract. Ian Rapoport saying the saints are looking at acquiring Robert Quinn from the dolphins. Vikings bring back Dan Bailey on a one year contract. And you mentioned it the ram signed Blake Bortles to a one year. What do you think about that signing? Actually, I love it. I love that signing because he gets he gets a chance to sit in an offense and just sit down and learn I think so much was put on Blake Bortles early on having to go to a franchise that is still was in transition. How many head coaches did he play for offense of coordinators? You know, just the philosophy changed so much for him while he was in Jacksonville. I never really thought he got his fair. Shirt in the worst thing to ever happen to the Jaguars were them playing an F C championship game a couple of seasons ago. That was the worst thing people like great. It's not the worst thing. Because the way that roster was constructed. They had a lot of guys that I think didn't understand that what you're doing. You have to back it up the following year. And I thought that they felt that they can kinda rest on what they did the prior year. And we saw it got ugly. Quick, you know, you know, who actually started the the destruction of the Jaguars, right? This past season. It wasn't Patrick Mahomes. Jacksonville goes up there. I believe there were like three and one, and they go up to Kansas City and Patty Mahomes, put that thing on call. They beat New England and home. AFC rematch and everyone thought, oh, okay. Panthers. Jags frail and in Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes. That's when that legend started to grow. So, but I I like this, you know, they have the same agent as will. So Blake Bortles Jared Goff have the same agent. And it's a situation where you can go to a team and learn Sean McVay, and I said like this only way that Blake Bortles plays is if they're emergency class if needed it's not like they're going to play them. But he's a significant upgrade, I think in their backup last year, and Sean Manion, and it's easy way to sell to your fan base that if anything happens to your quarterback Jarret golf, I'm not saying that you just go. Hey, you don't have to worry about what happened in Washington last year when Alex Smith went down, and all of a sudden they're trying to sign, you know, Mark neighboring and Mark Sanchez and Josh Jackson just Johnson and Colt McCoy got into like you don't have to worry about that. I think Blake Bortles upgrade in the backup quarterback department. Whatever you think about them. The kid can still play. Just you need a nice little restart. Yeah. Ryan leaf with sitting in yesterday. And he said, you won't believe how many chances I got just because I was the second overall pick people thought because of that that they would give me a shot, and you Blake Bortles he was the third overall pick. So I think you're seeing a situation where kind of similar to Ryan's where no matter how many times he fails. He's still gonna get an opportunity because he was taken so high. No, I agree. I think so and he will he thing is that offense. I think is good for him. A lot of movement. Bootlegs Wagle's quick decisions quick decision making. And I think it's we're gonna see a different Blake Bortles at some point. I think he will start an league again. I think so he's gonna start for someone and this, you know, we look at Nick foles and look at his career in a way, it's come back. Not not many people not many people can say that they started in AFC championship game, which is on the resume Bortles. Yeah. Lastly, real quick. We gotta go here. Eric Perry's gonna visit the Cowboys today yet missed out on a roll Thomas. So maybe the constellation Eric berry, which is. I think pretty good consolation for the Dallas Cowboys who really haven't done much in free agency because I gotta take care of their own got their own guys got nice little up and coming young roster and looming contract for Zeke Elliott as well as Dak Prescott. But the news of the day has been twelve years four hundred thirty million dollars for my trout, and the guy who broke the story. Jeff passan. He'll join us next here on the rich Eisen show. Kirk Morrison filling in for rich. Hey shaggy now that the NBA also we're going over it's time for the second half of the season to get underway. It's a tight battle in both the western and eastern conferences as teams vying for playoff position that I've been saying for months, there's only one place again all the action then online dot AG sign up today for a free account and use promo code podcast one. When you make your first deposit you'll receive a fifty percent bonus does promo code podcast one NBA satement is heating up. Don't miss out on over fund on dot AG. All mine sportsbook expert. Experts in sports trade can make or break your team, a good one can mean a championship but bad one can set your franchise back for years, and it is no different. When it comes to selling your trading in your car, you need to make good choices. And with truecar. You've got a star on your roster. 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Funny debates during the the brakes that are always you wanna talk about that real quick for Jeff passan, as we wait for Jeff know, he's been a busy, man. Breaking the news today of the story that Mike trout twelve years four hundred and thirty million dollars. So we're kind of waiting for Jeff here. But I mean, the Cleveland Browns, just be honest. The Browns posted this hype video they kind of mashed did a mash up with the new vendors trailer and everyone's feeling Cleveland right now. Right. We so like you said they're winning the off season. But as we've seen in recent years like how often does that translate carry over to the regular season? I'm not saying they're Super Bowl team. They have the fifth best Super Bowl odds there twelve to one. Biggest give everybody all hyped up to jump on the bandwagon. But I do believe that there at least two to three wins better than they were this year. Ten and six I think Tim and six that to me is where this team is geared up for because what did they add defensively? I know everybody's going to talk about the old Dell Beckham junior trader, they'll get cream hunt after eight games, and I understand all that Jarvis Landry and Nick up. That's great. But I wanted to know what are they doing defensively and the alleviate vernal one side, and then you think about Sheldon Richardson that signing to me gives them another guy up in the middle of their defense. I think Steve Wilks gonna coach his butt off. Man. I mean, the defensive coordinator having been, and I think like signing I got I got a look look this up because we're talking about it for coaches that only chance to coach one year. You don't wanna be Steve wilt, so that's the actual I guess, but I think he's got a lot to prove as well that I had a situation in Arizona. We didn't have a great offense of line. We had a rookie quarterback. They fire. Their offense of quarterback McCoy in a beginning. So here's a guy who had a head coaching opportunity, but it gets back to his roots. As defensive coordinator. I think the defense will be able to win them some games as well. Then you get to the offense. This offense is better than seven games that they won last year this offense now to me is at least ten wins. That's that's that's the high. I can see them going eight. I could see them going nine and seven, but I still feel that their lease better than they were a year. You don't think there's too much hype? Now. No, I think that the hype is warranted though. Because when you win seven games last year, and then you add more pieces to what you already had the expectations are going to grow. Now the Super Bowl expectations for unrealistic. You gotta correct. You mention crawl before you walk. You gotta learn how to win gains them at Super Bowl. I get that. But what I'm saying is that seven eight and one and you look at the way they started the season with kind of dysfunction of Hugh Jackson. Todd Haley now for full year of having Freddie kitchens as head coach. You know, you have a, you know, a situation where you have Jarvis Landry. Joe Khoo, obviously odeal the offense of line. I think that they got I know it's just one football. But I think you got a bunch of guys that can relate to each other gonna pull for each other that Baker Mayfield as. That's crazy sounds. I mean, dude love this guy. I mean every player that we've talked people rally around him they play for him. They wanna be led by him. And it's something the way that I think that his demeanor 's because some people question his leadership some of the off the field thing coming out of college and even still in the NFL the way he handled the situation when Hugh Jackson, and you know, brushing off a little bit after they beat the Bengals this season this past season. But what I've seen is what happens when you have a rookie quarterback who plays will that this offseason has been all about getting more weapons for him. I mean, they're going all in with the tray for old Dale you already got Jarvis Landry. But if you can keep adding pieces Antonio Calloway was nice steel for them in the draft last year. You know, John Dorsey what he's built, and he was part of that Patrick Mahomes trait when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs organization what he's done now in a short time as. In Cleveland into being dysfunctional. And now being like, oh, I kinda wanna go play for the Browns. I remember TJ ward former safety with the Browns. And I think this is when he was there. He said something along the lines of year. It's like a college experience. You just wanna get your four years done and get out of here. That's how players tree. Let me go here and go to college for a little bit and serve time. And then I'm a leaf that's how I think free agents looked at it. He left and got paid Denver won a Super Bowl. So it worked out for him. But I look at guys now. And this is what I say sometimes with the NBA, you know, people always want to always want to sign guys and do this. And that, but I'm like, look, you wanna go where you want it you want to go where you love and where you're going to have fun. And if a team wants to give you four hundred and thirty million dollars stayed there for twelve plus years because they have fun. Then you stay in. You do that in that story was the four thirty was obviously Mike trout's that contract. Jeff passan broke the news. And and Jeff kind of take me through this time line of when did this contract get agreed upon how long have they been working on this deal? You know, it's come together pretty quickly. Actually, there was not a whole lot of optimism even as of yesterday afternoon. Among the angels that they were going to get this done. But I think both parties recognize that Mike trout belongs in Los Angeles angels uniform when you have a generational -i. Great player like him you want to keep him around. And if it costs more money than any athlete in history has ever been paid. Then you pony up that money because the idea of my trout going Philadelphia or New York or across you know, up to up the five into Dodger Stadium. That's a that's a scary thing. If you're if you're already Merano, the owner of the angels, and he stepped up, and you know, credit due to the angels, they have had a dreadful history of long-term contracts, whether it's pool halls Josh Hamilton, CJ Wilson, Gary. Matthews junior like they have not turned out. Well, but in this case, they're hoping that the fifth time charm. Jeff, I got the list right here. So you got the Bartoli Cologne Vladimir Guerrero, torii hunter, Vernon wills that Grinky pool. Whole CJ Wilson Josh Hamilton Upton for the resigning in Kinzer has been a long list. But look Ardy Merano has said like I'm going to spend money and when championships hopefully, they haven't done that recently. But when it comes to this contract in this deal for Mike trout, Jeff helped me out here should angel fans. Be thinking Bryce Harper for kind of igniting that flame in forcing the hand of the angels to get something done. You know, I don't know that there is a direct correlation there going into the offseason well before Bryce Harper became Philadelphia, Philly the angels had designs on extending might trap. They understood that his contract was going to be expiring after the twenty twenty season. And if it got close enough, you know, the closer you get the free agency. The more alluring it is and that especially goes for star players like trout because while the market has cratered for for those mid tier guys harbor still got his three hundred thirty million Manny Machado, still got his three hundred million Nolan are not still got, you know, his two hundred seventy million. I mean, there were a lot of guys out there. There's off season who got paid. And so the the idea that Mike trout was potentially going to be out there on the open market was scary to the angels. And they understood that they needed to pony up that being said the new money that they gave him is ten. Years and about three hundred sixty five million dollars. And if you look at that and compared to what Machado got or what Harper got it's not that bad deal. And I know it's crazy to hear that like three hundred sixty five million dollars guaranteed is not a bad deal. You have to contextualized it. And in the context of others are getting paid right now. Three sixty five for ten years tacking onto the two years and sixty six and a half million that he's still owed on this deal. That's pretty good. No, it's really because when we compared to what you know will sign a long time ago back in two thousand twelve with our pools, you say ten years to forty that was like a bargain right still when you think about it into days money. So my next question for you. Jeff Jeff passan the PM LB insider joining the richeisenshow Kirk Morrison filling in for rich. You could also follow Jeff on Twitter at Jeff passan. Okay. So the the Mike trout deal is done. And now we're going to focus more on the angels baseball team. Okay. What's next you catcher guy sign, but they don't have the same manager Mike social who had been there since two thousand. He's no longer the manager who has coached Bryce Harper since Popper entered the league. So now, they turn to Brad Osma. So what are we expecting now? Moving four with this angels team in new heck new manager. Brad. Awesomeness? You know, it remains to be seen. And I don't mean to equivocate with that answer. But it all depends on their pitching and pitching has been problematic for the angels. They've had a rash of Tommy John surgeries that really have hindered their ability develop guys. And so you're looking at it Trevor K hill, you're looking at Matt Harvey. You're looking guys on one year deals right now to to sort of bridge the gap between the return of Shohei Ohtani on the mound in two thousand twenty the arrival of Griffin canning, you know, one of their top prospects. They've they've got some arms in their Orgainzation. But the number that actually pan out as opposed to just prospects. You're looking at like a twenty five thirty percent hit rate on a guy. So you need volume rather than talent. And when you combine those two it's great the angels don't have a surplus starting pitching in the organization, though, which means they're going to have to go outside and what they can. Cell now is hey, you get to play with the greatest player of his generation. And maybe the greatest player ever when it's all said and done and you get to play with the most unique player in Andre years. And oh, by the way, you get to live in a place that's seventy five and sunny every day. So like selling the angels is not a very difficult thing you, but their lack of recent track record of winning is problematic for guys, you know, when you go somewhere in free agency, you want one of two things you wanna win or you wanna get paid. And a lot of guys especially the best ones can get both. So the angels are going to need to step up and continue filling that payroll with quality players because what they've got right now is not yet enough. Well, what the details of this contract? Obviously the big question will be no trade clause. No opt-outs is in any of that fine language within his contract that that might Trump possibly could be a nother uniform outside of the angels. Maybe ten years down the road. The only way Mike trout will be in another uniform if he chooses because there are no doubts, and he has a no trade clause. So he controls his destiny and like Bryce Harper all all he wanted to do was stay in one place. And Los Angeles, Orange County is that place for him one of the guys that you mentioned underwent Tommy John surgery back on October. I was Shohei Otani now I know pitching is out of the question for him this season. But he did take batting practice yesterday. What's the the latest on Shohei Otani in his plans for this season? It's looking like he will be back in may as full time designated hitter. Which is crazy because we've never seen somebody who just had Tommy John surgery trying play a full season before. And that's because we've never had somebody like Shohei Ohtani. I mean, he's he is in incredible athletic specimen. I think people probably don't recognize that he runs incredibly fast. He hits the ball, incredibly hard. He throws the ball incredibly hard using credible in every sense of the word, but it's going to be a really interesting story this year. I think to see just how well he can produce from that the troll in a near full season of it bats when he gets back in may the reigning AL rookie of the year. Obviously, you mentioned there still needs to be deals done for this angels team, possibly whether it's the pitching like you mentioned they're going to have the hitting they believe, but what some big name still out there in free agency. Do you see the angels possibly making a run creek kimbro or Dallas Heikal? Look the angels don't have a clear cut closer at this point. The angels don't have a clear cut number one type starter at this point. I don't think Dallas a one, but she certainly guy who would start opening day for them Craig kimbrel. Very easily would be there closer. But at the same time just because you're spending money on my trap. Now doesn't mean that you suddenly wanna go out and rush the free agent market and try to win this year. You know, they signed him or they're they're going to sign him wants to steal gets finalized for twelve years. And so to go out and do something right now just for the sake of trying to win this year. I think would probably be an elevated move. But look it all depends on the price. I mean, Craig kimbrel. Prices drop douse. Geico's prices dropped. And if they drop into the range where the angels feel comfortable dishing out that money. I I would expect them to do. So it's just not there yet just passing ESPN Emma be insider. But just are you surprised these guys? Are still out there. I mean, it's been a crazy sort of him. It'll be free agency. We waited so long for these deals Machado Harper now trial gets what he wasn't a free agent. But you still got to quality all-star level players still out there waiting for the deal. Like what's going on? Why are these guys sign? I think both of them started off with very large asks, and they just waited there on the market because they felt like the market was going to come to them. It has not. And that's where you have to recalibrate your expectations. If you're Craig kimbrel Craig kimbrel or a Dallas kaikal. And I think they're they're in the in the midst of doing that at this point, but opening days ten days away. Like neither of them is going to be ready for the beginning of the season, especially being especially Dallas kaikal. The the likelihood is at this point. He's probably not gonna be ready til mid to late April. So you know, they've lost themselves. Kyko especially about a month season right now. And that's not good for anyone. And it's unfortunate. But it's also reality of the market right now, the market has changed. And sometimes you gotta change with it. But you don't wanna change too much because in your. Mind, you have an idea of what you're worth and as long as people are offering you less than that. There's gonna be a an enormous reticence to accept it. Because you feel like nothing's changed at least with you personally from the end of last season to the beginning of this year. You know, just you mentioned something that opened is right around the corner and the Los Angeles Dodgers have had the same opening day starter for the last eight years, it's been Clayton Kershaw. Now, I did some research yesterday Jif the last star in two thousand ten other than Kershaw the Sentate Padilla those a dodger starter thousand. Yeah. I I don't wanna put you on the spot with that a trivia question, but you had to do some research yesterday. But that being said Dave Roberts. I would I would I would have needed thousand guesses and I. In the year before that was. I didn't even remember the sent a deal was with the Los Angeles. Dodgers just got those were some those are some dark days when Frank McCord was owner. I did some digging yesterday. Jeff, I was doing my homework. So before that was a decade Kuroda. So people do do remember that name, but these are pictures that were Clayton Kershaw, and he's been, you know, obviously, the stood that he is, you know, one of the great pitches, we think in the game for the last ten twelve years so Clayton Kershaw now being a would not ready for opening day. Dave Roberts came out saying it yesterday. What do we think of Clayton Kershaw now in this season? If he's not the day one starter. How do they really feel about a guy that they even extended a contract tool? Well, I think they're worried about his health. And that's the big question at this point, what Clayton Kershaw are we going to see I is this rest for his arm going to reinvigorate or is it going to be the guy who during the playoffs last year was sitting ninety with a with a slider at eight and when you have no separation between those two pitches or very minimal separation hitters are going to keep on it. I personally expect in Kershaw to be back and to be good again. And that's not based on any inside information that I have. That's just my knowledge of who he is the person how much he cares, and and his ability to will himself to do really incredible things. I think he's an extremely smart pitcher a crafty guy, despite the fact that he's Priscilla long has made his bones. Excuse me as a power pitcher? But but there may be an adjustment period as he gets into his thirties here where he needs to reinvent themselves. I don't know if we're at that point yet, but plenty of other great pitchers have done. So and and if that is Clayton Kershaw has lot in baseball at this point. That's something that I expect him to do willingly and do well, a rookie Kuroda mentioned in the sin-tae padeas the two previous pitchers for the dodgers on opening day other than Clayton Kershaw in the last eleven years. So that was my research from yesterday. Jeff, I bled, I can stump you for a little bit on that one. Thank you. I appreciate you making me look soup it on the air. That is your job. No, no, no. You did. Great today. Your tweets this morning. Trust my hitting. I'm listen. I'm I am anytime a football player can come and make me feel stupid about baseball. I actually applaud it. Good on you, man. And and that's that is that is a great trivia question. It is a that is spectacular trivia quiz. I see. You can take it use it all day today. Don't worry about it at the time, by the way. I appreciate that. I am absolutely going to steal it from you. And I know that sounds like I was trying to make you feel that I promise that was not the intention at all. I should immediately m in of you for for figuring that out. And and thank you for not asking me. 'cause that would've really maybe all good. Appreciate the time. Jeff I'll be looking for that tweet today, by the way. So I'll be looking out for a pre it. All right. Take care about. That was Jeff passan ESPN MLB insider at Jeff passan on Twitter. Oh, man. That was good. That was fun. We'll kind of discussed that a little bit. And kind of get his thoughts on how the deal how quickly came together. And then finally, yes, I will finally get to my bracket. Hopefully here all week. We have we have time if we don't got. All right. More to come here. Kirk Borsa filling in for rich the rich Eisen show. Everybody's got it to do list. Drop off the dry cleaning pick-up some milk. Here's an idea. Let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance to that list. 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I am the Rochman does sixty five now sixty five young ripe sixty five feel young right? Ninety five. Yeah. That's good, man. How you birthday guys? We did have a we call that. Breaking news Schefter, Adam Schefter, tweeting out just recently right now Cuyler Murray meeting with the cardinals today on the Oklahoma campus air Wilson NFL reported at cardinals hold the number one overall pick and let the speculation continues continue and continue. Airs cardinals brass did not go to Oklahoma pro day. But as we all know pry didn't mean too much now the report meeting power Murray too. I'll Rodahl right. Got to just got to play play the game. Right. Got gotta play the game. Do you work? So. Oh poor. Josh rosen. I don't think he's doing going through right now. It's a quote Magic Johnson. These kids aren't babies? The game porta sports. But it's you know, obviously, he's a quarterback that was drafted last year. But it was by a prior regime, and I know the general manager is still in place in Steve time, but the head coach is not there. Steve Wilks is now the defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns. What he was promised last year that goes out of the window. You know, what he was promised about Mike McCoy offensive coordinator quarterbacks coach was Byron left, which everything that he learned did last year was now waste it was a wasted year in the National Football League. Now, did he get some good rip city understand some situations? You know, made some throws that he'll probably wish you could have back. He made some throws glad he through. But at the end of the day, this what the NFL is all about is that as hard as you work as good players. You can be it's still not up to your control. You know, you only can control the way that you play. Right. The way that you play may not be what that coach is looking for. And we know. Cliff Kingsbury new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Maybe that's not his guy. You know, think about what he get more credit for I would say turning Josh Rosen around if you wanna call it that in year two or drafting collar Murray and having that new toy like do you want the new toy or toilet? Someone's already fixed yellow toy. I mean, that's the decision that they kind of have to make right now in Arizona. But right now, that's that's what schefters tweet. Yeah. Josh Rosen three and ten started thirteen last year in San Bradford stole all that money with no Mascow remember that he was a starter for the first three weeks and deactivated reactivated them. Yeah. So that's that's what's going on. What do you think? Would what do you think would be a great landing spot for Josh Rosen? If he is traded before. Wow. Like didn't go to New York and kind of sit behind E Y for maybe the first half of the year, and if things aren't going, well, then he starts the last six games or it would be such a New England thing love him to go to New England. Just kind of wait it out a couple of seasons done. And I think that's what happens for him. He can wait it out and learn under obviously Tom Brady, and we look at all the quarterbacks that have been under Tom Brady and where they've gone onto. I mean, they've all signed big deals. We'd always know the most notable is Matt castle you think about no Brian Hoyer signed a big deal a couple years ago a couple of times. So you've had those situations in Jimmy Garoppolo. The most known. Yeah. Percent in they're still out there backing up Andrew luck. So you know, it could be because we remember he was linked to Denver thought about that. You know, a pack twelve quarterback Denver. So there's going to be options out there. But if I know what Aaron on a has to do if they draft column, I know that they're not going to keep both quarterbacks. So I'll wait to the price comes down. And you're not gonna get the value that you've got in a year before the first round picks out do that figure figure a team for him? But I still think it's the patriots. I didn't get to my bracket. But I'm here all week. But I will give you my first games for tonight tonight. We got two games fairly Dickinson preview in him. I'm going with prairie view an market downmarket down HP see champion defeated Texas southern this weekend to win the conference. So I'm gonna with preview tonight temple and Belmont is. There's something about being temple strong tipple tough. I'm gonna go at temple night as well. So those are my winners tonight prairie view and temple and tomorrow. You guys can rag on me, if they don't you name, prairie views mascot. The prairie dog. I don't know what the Panthers come on chain more tomorrow. Kirk Moore's filling in for Ritz been the rich Eisen. So. Have you checked out the big podcast with shack here podcast one? Yeah, we talked basketball. 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