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"Here's Jim Tesco. Stocks rallied sharply today. Led by technology shares. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 603 points. Yes and P 500 rolls 90 and the tech heavy NASDAQ surged 396 points or 3%. Amazon has reportedly been hit with a federal lawsuit that alleges racial and gender discrimination in its hiring practices. Bloomberg reports that the suit was filed on behalf of Charlotte Newman Ah black woman hired several years ago as a public policy manager, and it accuses the e commerce giant of shutting women and blacks out of high level corporate rolls. We'll find something new. At several Nordstrom locations. This month, the retailer teaming up with an at home fitness startup tonal to launch many fitness shops within the women's active department at some 40 Nordstrom locations. Tonal sells a $3000 smart home gym. That's your money now. I'm Jim Chess. Coco Moe knows Catch Money News on Co Mo A 2050 passed every hour coming up. We'll have the latest on traffic and weather and then a battle over number three. Next stay home. Stay connected it. Stay informed with Cuomo.
Tech Companies Face New Rules in India
"For many tech companies. India is key to continued growth while developed markets are becoming increasingly saturated there over one point. Three billion people in india only about half of whom are online which means there are hundreds of millions of people who have yet to start using email or buying things online but india has increasingly sought to exert more control over the tech giant's setting up shop there which has sometimes resulted in clashes between the companies. And the government. The latest new rules to govern how internet companies like twitter and whatsapp handled problematic content. Online here to talk more about this is tech reporter newly per now. Hey newly thanks for being here. My pleasure okay. So let's start by talking. Broadly about some of the regulations. The indian government has started to implement what we've we been seeing up to now sure we'll over the last few years. As e commerce companies like amazon or as digital services like google and twitter and facebook have become so prominent in india as they are in other countries. You've start to hear bureaucrats talking about the importance of data sovereignty. They call it or the rights of indians to be able to make their grievances against some of these platforms heard or the fact that these behemoths are so dominant and that indian start ups and tech companies haven't really been given to room to breeze the government officials say. And so you started. Hear them talking about the quietly geopolitical reasons. The success that china has had in developing their own tech giant's global tech giants. And so you starting to see moves like tightening of restrictions on ecommerce companies that affect amazon. And the the amazon of india coai flip car which is now owned by walmart. You started to see data. Localization regulation start should be talked about and the now of course these newest rules on social media company. So it's a bit by bit tightening. Where the government seems to be exerting more control over some of these. us tech firms that have been just so dominant. Over the years in india and newly i understand that some of the measures have resulted in a couple of clashes particularly in the last few weeks. Sure will the. The one of the major clashes in recent weeks with twitter was where the government asked the platform to remove a lot of accounts that were tweeting anti-government material amid these long running protests of farmers against the government in new delhi said that they're inflammatory. They're inciting violence. They're trying to foment social unrest. Twitter blocked them unblock them and then under pressure from the government in which they were threatened with having their executives arrested block them again. So you have a twitter or being in the position of saying we respect freedom of speech and people's ability to express political opinions and wanting to enable their us to do that. But then really getting hit with this. Mr very strong pushback from the government so that was a major one and then thursday. Of course we have these these new social media intermediary rules right and let's talk more about those new rules. What prompted them. And what are they meant to do. Well there had been suggestions brewing for some time that the government was looking to revamp what it calls its intermediary rules which are the rules that govern tech platforms and so called over the top or ott players like what's app and streaming platforms like netflix. And so what. They've come out with on. Thursday is a set of rules that set out guidelines for how these large social media companies have to operate so include things like including a grievance officer who's resident in india to address concerns that users or the government might have it includes timelines that tech companies have to keep in mind in responding to some of these issues a code of conduct have ethics for streaming platforms and so essentially. It seems to be the government saying our users should be able to take action or have their their problematic issues address with these platforms. And we wanna make rules really for the first time that make these tech. Companies have to respond more quickly. So how are the tech companies responding to that. What did they say about these new rules so far. They haven't said much you know. Companies of all stripe don't like to be regulated unless they have to be although facebook has said for some time with mounting regulations. Coming around the world that they welcome them but tech observers have said. It's some of these are raised issues worries because they come as prime minister. Modi's government is facing his biggest political test ever in these months-long protests by farmers against some new farming regulations. And and so you've seen the in rhetoric. At least the government getting more aggressive with these companies that are so dominant in india. Many of them have not said much and and they may be waiting to see you know if the political storm passes but they certainly don't want to come out and say well we're not going to do or we're not going to disagree with the government because as we've seen last year india did ban tiktok massively popular platform in india after some clashes in the border region with china. So that was a warning sign. I think to a lot of these companies that india won't hesitate to take drastic action
New York Gov. Cuomo Asks AG, Top Judge to Appoint Investigator
"The state's attorney general and chief justice to appoint an independent investigator to look into sexual harassment claims against the governor. This follows The New York Times report yesterday, which says a second former aide came forward to say Cuomo made inappropriate advances. The latest allegation comes from a former executive assistant to the embattled governor. Charlotte Bennett claims Andrew Cuomo asked her quote questions about her sex life and if she ever had sex with older men and quote, a 25 year old former aide said the 63 year old made the comments back in June in his office, but said the governor never physically touched her. Limo denied the claims and asked for an independent review. Into them. This comes to stays after the first claim of sexual harassment by Cuomo from Lindsey Boylan, this all while the controversy over his nursing home scandal continues a gun store owner and Albany put up a giant billboard along the highway calling for Cuomo to be impeached, who's actually stronger? Cpac's headline speech
Former Notre Dame standout Louis Nix III, 29, has died after being reported missing
"Football. Former Notre Dame defensive tackle Luis Nix, the third found dead in his car at the bottom of a pond near his Florida home. After being reported missing three days ago. He played for the Texans and the Giants in the NFL.
Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
"Yesterday we told you That the parliamentarian head ruled that the dollar minimum wage does not pass muster for reconciliation and must be taken out of a covid relief. Bill now We clarified unlike most of the media. That the parliamentary and actually has no power whatsoever It is just give an advisory opinion is not an actual ruling. The person who does the ruling is actually the presiding chair of the senate was normally is the vice president so comma. Harris is going to have a huge part in this conversation now wants the parliamentarian gave her so called ruling. All the democrats immediately gave up on fifteen dollars minimum wage as things stand now they are going to be taking that provision is going to be taken out of the bill and we will not get fifteen dollar minimum wage for at least four years now. There is a way to prevent it. There are four steps here. I'm going to walk through all four steps and you will see that if we do this. It's actually very doable. To keep it in the bill and to actually win on this issue but it requires courage from progressives and then Requires us to put public pressure on some of our allies and then eventually to the biden administration and sure so step one is unfortunately right now the most important step and where we're going to have to call out bernie sanders bernie sanders. Is the chair of the budget committee. The chair of the budget committee the signs. What is in the kobe. Relief bill bernie sanders. Current plan is to take fifteen dollars minimum wage out of the covid relief. Bill that is a terrible idea. He should not do that. If corporate democrats are going to vote against let them vote against it but doing it on their behalf. i cannot overstate. What a bad idea that is in that scenario that right now is what is going to happen unless we change it together bernie would kill the fifteen dollar minimum wage on behalf of joe manchin and joe by. He should not do that. So that's this is step one. I'm going to get to the other steps in a second guys. I need you to immediately participate. We've got a campaign we've got a partition and and we've got hashtags. We must do all of the above and the campaign is called. Don't kill it bernie because yes step one indisputably. It is a matter of fact. Is that the budget chair decides if it goes in the bill that is bernie sanders. That was the whole point of him being budget share. If he's going to take out. Fifteen dollar minimum wage will take out every provision the joe manchin and joe biden are opposed to that means we will get no progressive priorities past none. The fifteen dollars. Minimum wage was literally the bare minimum. It was the first ask of progressives so bernie. You've got to keep it in the bill because if he does not keep it in the bill. It's over that hashtag fight for fifteen. There is no more fight. That means progressive surrender. I'm being honest with you. Guys our job is to do the news. Those are the facts of how this process works so go to the petition. All right and here. Let's put it up for you guys and it's simply called. Don't kill it bernie. And what is saying is we don. T have a clear message. Don't take it out of the bill. It's one hundred percent your call on whether you keep it in the bill or take it out of the bill. Do not do that because if you take it out of the bill and you kill it then we will not be able to get back to it for four long years and there's no reason for it so and and if you're tweeting about this at all please use hashtag. Don't kill it bernie. Because we must get senator sanders to turn around. There are no other steps if he takes it out of the bill now if he keeps it in the bill now let me walk you through how we could actually win on this step two would be since it's in the bill. The presiding officer of the senate would have to rule to take it out of the bill. So kamala harris who in her role as the vp would normally be the presiding officer. The senate would have to actively vote with republicans or side with republicans the and the parliamentarian for what it's worth again. The parliamentarian has no vote. No power just gave a rando opinion on what they think they should do it. The republicans would never care about it. It it has no force of law at all. in fact it's being used as an excuse by kamla harris show schumer and the others to kill a provision. They were never in favor of so. Then we have to put pressure on comma harris to not side with mitch mcconnell. Can we do that. Yes yes we can definitely do that. If chuck schumer wants to protect com la- harris and he puts another senator in as the presiding officer. Will they will put pressure on chuck schumer. Would you like to continue to be the senator from new york. There are a lot of progressives in new york very very strong. Progressives in new york that could easily take that seat not easily but that could certainly have a shot at taking that seat. So now here's the most part steps three if she decides to take it out of the bill. There's nothing we can do about it comma harrison show schumer will then actively be saying okay. We killed the fifteen dollar minimum wage because we never wanted in the first place but if we get past that step and go. You win you win. We're keeping it in the bill. Then mitch. Mcconnell would object. Mitch mcconnell would then say. I want to appeal the ruling of the chair. Now here's a great news. Since joe manchin a cinema cap the filibuster and so two joe biden. They would need sixty votes to overrule the chair. So that means they need to break our filibuster to overrule the ruling of the chair. They're not gonna get sixty votes. We win okay. There is a separate more but understand before we go to step four step. Four is awesome but right now you understand how simple it is with. Depression brought to keep it in the bill. We have to pressure mention not mansion comma harris and chuck schumer to not side with republicans. Why god is a progressive movement. If we can't do that what can we do. Do we have any power or don't we have any power. Were about to find out. And then step for is if the republicans cannot break the filibuster. The mcconnell has one last option and this is wonderfully ironic. He would have to ask for fifty vote margin and straight up and down. Vote to kill the filibuster in regards to the votes of the presiding chair of the senate now mansion cinema have said that and biden said that the filibuster is the most precious thing in the world to them. So what are they going to. Now turn around just to make sure you don't get higher wages and they're gonna vote to kill the filibuster in this regard. I mean you would be the most spectacularly hypocritical thing they have ever done and they've done some pretty hypocritical fix so you put them in an near impossible situation and it is incredibly doable but step one is do not surrender. Guys one last thing before we go to john and jordan. There's ninety two billion dollars online. This would be a pay raise for about thirty million americans and to the tune of ninety two billion dollars every single year the reason why biden mansion and the republicans don't want to do it is because the chamber of commerce is dead set against it they are those business interests are giant donors to both the republican party and the democratic party. And those donors are saying. I wanna keep the ninety two billion dollars. I want to give it to my workers. I want to keep their wages incredibly low now go do my bidding. And they do now. Bernie is not in that camp. But he's getting pressure from the other democrats to take it out of the bill. We in a sense have to back them up by saying bernie. We do not agree. We do not agree. Don't kill it bernie. Don't kill it
USA gymnastics 'giant' dead after trafficking, sexual assault charges filed
"Michigan former. Us olympic gymnastics coach. John gathered died by suicide. Thursday moments after he was charged with sexual assault and human trafficking in addition to to charges of sexual assault against children. Get it was accused of enabling former olympic team physician and convicted serial rapists and child. Sexual abuser dr. Larry nassar nassar survivor. Sarah klein was just eight years old when she began training and get her gym on thursday. She said quote he tortured and abused little girls myself included for more than thirty years and was able to cheat
Isaiah Wilson Reportedly Upset With the Titans for Not Acknowledging His Birthday
"Wilson offensive tackle. We turned twenty-two on February 12th. Great twenty-two. That's one more than 21 no one cares and according to sources Isaiah had quote begun to sour a situation in Tennessee after the Titans did not wish him a happy birthday earlier this week. He tweeted quote. I'm done with football as a Titan. No further comments. He has since deleted the Tweet regardless of the birthday situation the Titans GM also put Isaiah on blast last week saying that, you know the player they drafted last year was not the player they got and that he needed to rededicate himself to being a pro football player. I can't imagine God If you're on Twitter crying about a birthday wish I can't imagine how things would have soured like just internally right when I first saw this article the first my first very thought was who and I'm sure half the team probably thinks the same thing. They're probably like Isaiah who like was this guy even a starter? Well, I remember okay, so you probably don't cuz it was a while ago, but during the draft remember it was the draft this past year of think of socially distanced, you know, everybody was at home set up that way like on a giant Zoom, right? So remember he was the one that got drafted and then the girlfriend went and sat in his lap and the mom was like hm. Like we talked about this whole thing about how you would have been just super like tiger mom to with Hudson if this girl was all up in a slap cuz she was like get up get up out of his lap. I don't remember. I don't remember. Yeah, I'm going to share my slept since then. That was a long time. I barely remember what we talked about God. I'm going to share my screen with you. Here's the part. Let me meet this. This is very compelling. Here we go. Okay, so see how she's there hugging him. Oh, yeah. I think I'm offering yes and then the moms like Scrooge back up. Get up. Get out my gosh hilarious watch Amie. We're going to replay this song and watch that she's just all about she's my boyfriend. I just hit It Rich. Oh, he's going to buy me a bitch get up out that way. I don't remember them know podcast how you would be that same mom. That's terrible. Terrible. She's like a brilliant like pick that bitch up and like a anyway off. I mean somebody needs to learn some you know, Humble Pie skills this Isaiah Wilson or whatever the hell his name is like you just joined the team dude, you're twenty-two years old me
J&J COVID-19 vaccine could get FDA approval within days
"The fda is getting ready to authorize a third covid vaccine emergency use in this country. This one this vaccine is from pharmaceutical giant. Johnson and johnson. And if it's authorized it would join vaccines from pfizer and madera in the us vaccination campaign. But here's the thing those other. Vaccines require two doses. This vaccine from johnson and johnson needs only one single dose to be effective. Npr science correspondent. Joe palca is here to tell us how effective good morning joe morning. well one dose. that's exciting. How good is this new vaccine. Oh it's good. It was sixty six percent effect of overall in preventing moderate to severe disease and eighty five percent protective against more severe diseases. Now for people with good memories. They'll say wait. A minute i heard that madonna and pfizer wasn't that closer to ninety five percent effective and the answer is yes they were higher but those vaccines were tested before. Some of the new variants began circulating and prevent any five percent of severe critical. Disease is really good since the goal of the vaccines is to keep people out of the hospital and keep them from dying and the other thing about this vaccine is mentioned in the intro is that it's one dose which makes the logistics of getting it to people a lot easier to remember to come back so public. Health officials are looking forward to being able to distribute the j. vaccine. This is how anthony fauci chief medical adviser to the president. Put it on. Nbc's today show to have them come in and be in the mix with the other. Two is is nothing but good news. Nothing but good news. Foul cheat now. The process usually is before a vaccine gets authorized in advisory board has to approve it right. Well yes well. Though he has to is probably an exaggeration. It doesn't absolutely has to. The fda can approve things on its own lookout but like the other two vaccines. The the fda wanted to be extremely transparent. There were some questions about whether they were rushing the vaccine to the market before they knew it was safe and they want to assure the public that this was being looked at carefully so that committee has been around for a while. it's known in the trade as burg. Pack the vaccines and related biological products. Advisory committee i love that name ver- pack made of scientists and doctors with a variety of specialization relating vaccines before the meeting. Fda provides the committee with its analysis and they also make that analysis of the public So i asked. Bruce gallon president of global immunization at sabin vaccine institute. What he made of the analysis of the johnson and johnson vaccine. I didn't see anything in it. That i would think is going to be a show stopper for packed. Wanna recommend that. Fda act on so gallon is predicting the ver- pack will give the vaccine a thumbs up. How many doses. Johnson and johnson have ready to ship out. Well not as many as people had hoped a year ago when started trying to make these vaccines they all said. All we're gonna do this at risk manufacturing which means we're going to start making vaccine before they even knew it was going to be authorized even if it worked. And then they'd throw away if it didn't work and the government gave the money to do this but even with that company's still don't have the kind of inventory. The country needs in the case of johnson. Johnson they have about four million doses ready to go out the door and expect to have twenty million by the end of march and one hundred million by the end of june and remember. This is a one dose vaccine so one hundred million doses is one hundred million people vaccinated which is very big. Deal leslie and briefly. What is the timeline here. When the fda issued the emergency use authorization it could be any minute. I mean they knew it right after the meeting. They could do it tomorrow. That could do it in a few days. It'll be soon. I think if the committee gives a thumbs
Two former Olympic gymnastics coaches with ties to Larry Nassar have now died by suicide
"Tonight. It just been charged with human trafficking and assault for crimes allegedly committed in Michigan. John Get hurt was a giant in gymnastics. He led the women's Olympic team to Golden 2012. On Thursday, He was charged with two dozen crimes linked allegations that he physically and sexually abused Jim Nous. Hours later, he was found dead by suicide. His death coming on the hours before he was due to be arraigned in court get it was close with Dr Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually molesting his patients. Get. It was 63 years old Alex Stone ABC News. It's a landmark bill. It is supposed to
Former U.S. gymnastics coach dies by suicide after sex crime charges filed in Michigan
"Coach with ties to Convicted sex offender Dr Larry Nassar found dead today after he was charged with human traffic and he'll assault For alleged crimes in Michigan. John Get Hurt was a giant in gymnastics. He led the women's Olympic team to gold and 2012. On Thursday, He was charged with two dozen crimes linked allegations that he physically and sexually abused Jim Nous. Hours later, he was found dead by suicide. His death coming on the hours before he was due to be arraigned in court. Get. It was close with Dr Larry Nasher, who was convicted of sexually molesting his patients Get it was 63 years old Alex Stone. ABC News, CDC says more than 68
Verizon is the top bidder on 5G spectrum, committing more than $45 billion
"The fcc has announced the winners of wireless airwave auction. It conducted over the past few months which racked up a record. Eighty one billion in bids the mid band spectrum sometimes called the goldilocks band is well suited for five g networks because it is able to transmit large amounts of data on a wavelength that can travel long distances. The two hundred and eighty megahertz spectrum is also especially important to wireless giants who've been trying to fill out their spectrum. Portfolios the big winners verizon via itsel co partnership subsidiary bid nearly forty five point five billion on the airwaves. at and t. through atp spectrum. Frontiers bid twenty three point. Four billion while t mobile bid nine point three billion it already acquired amid band through its merger with sprint. The results were in line with industry expectations and reflect. How important securing licenses for the airwaves is for the carriers.
California's iconic redwoods threatened by climate change
"Now Rangers and conservationists are developing plans to better protect them at a that the world's tallest trees May not survive future places that are almost certain to come. It's a story by Jim Carlton reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Jim Take us through this. So Gordon the California redwoods are famous for being fire resistant when you walked through mural Woods, Humboldt State Park. You know these places with the giant redwoods. You can see the burn marks from fires of, you know. Hundreds of years ago. The big called canals. Oh, and the big question is, Can the redwoods survive? Today's mega fires? Firestorms? These are gigantic fires that they've never really seen before. They're fueled by the climate change. Basically, that means it's really dry. There's congested force conditions, etcetera. And so it's really a big question Whether these redwoods can Take a and we've We're getting some of our first big test now. Yeah, All right. So there's been, uh, you could describe it better but of greater frequency of Maura. Intense fires. In addition to the number of fires, I guess right in these trees have done okay, but there is concern. Right? Well, we just kind of a little bit of background. I mean of the top 20 most destructive fires and California recorded history like 17 have happened in the last 10 to 15 years. Um and we just had, you know the paradise Fire, you know, keep the camp fire that killed anybody people, So they're bigger. They're deadlier, more destructive and they're starting to hit the redwoods. Now they're only the redwoods are protected by fog along the coast. From about the big Sur coast of central California to southern Oregon. And there is a pretty wet forest. And so they know they don't get a lot of fire historically would be a few. You know, a small fire. Every few decades on, it would kind of burnout. Ah, lot of the brush and kind of leave the big crease alone. But that's what's changing. Now speak with Jim Carlton reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His pieces called California's plan to save its 1000 year old redwoods from wildfires. So
Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants
"We've been talking again. About small businesses rushing to get on line during this pandemic and suddenly all kinds of companies want to help with that from amazon to facebook to oetzi to into it and shop by the ottawa based company that helps merchants create websites enable payments and ship their goods to customers shop. If i had unprecedented growth last year it revamped its shop app. Which tracks shipments enables payments to include local shopping collections. And it's got with so called marketplace's no relation facebook and instagram walmart and google to let merchants on its platform also sell on those platforms harley. Finkelstein is the president of shopping by. He told me a big draw for small business owners. Is that shop by. Lets them own their own customers. Their data belong to them. They control the personal information their customers and unlike a marketplace we do not force merchants to give us any independent rights to use their data. The only thing that we are allowed to do is to provide them with better insights better information of which they can make better decisions based on their data so for example. If we see that you were getting a spike in traffic coming from pinterest for example we may encourage you in the admin to act with pinterest channel and try to see if you can actually find more customers there and is it only their data or do give them insights that are based on similar retailers or anything like that or you aggregating at all not really no. i mean. We'll we'll give them very broad industry macro trends and so we really don't aggregate data in that way simply because each those businesses are really independent. And then i wanna ask you about your kind of frienemie placements which is in some ways. Shop of is positioned itself as david up against goliath. But like you said you're working with some of these glass facebook and instagram. What is the risk and being kind of both allies and competitors with some of the biggest names in commerce is so i don't think we actually compete necessarily with the marketplaces. I think our merchants do but we also have to ensure that we are future proofed against what may be the future retail trends and in terms of that competition. I guess technology. You certainly do feel a little bit of you. Know co optician I suppose where there should be cooperation and some competition but the positioning of shop. If i being at the center of commerce and not being a marketplace not being a discovery tool gives us an opportunity to really play with all these different surfaces wherever consumer might be found but there are elements of your business that compete with elements of some other businesses right like facebook pay versus shop. Pay or even the shop app which seemed like it might be headed in the direction of a marketplace versus facebook shops. There's no intention of turning something like shop which is really more of shopping. Assistant app really. The idea of the shop app has to be a consumer shopping assistant. So that if you're buying off five different sites plus marketplace the shop out can tell you where all of your packages are they can provide you with. Incredible realtime order tracking. It can help you shop pay which are accelerated check which is now process like over one hundred thirty seven million orders But the idea was shop is really a way for our merchants shop fai to have a deeper relationship with existing consumers so we all know that the cost of customer acquisition. His is certainly going up in some categories. And we're not facebook and we're not google we're not necessarily the discovery platforms social media platforms but one thing we can do is to increase. Ltv lifetime value of the relationship between a consumer and a brand net. Release the the the purpose and the objective around shop. There there is no. There is no plan to create a marketplace there. You'd also mentioned shop pay and facebook. Look i think social media. I think you'd probably agree that social media in places like instagram are the town squares of the current digital world and if that is the case and consumers are using social media for more than just connection there. They're using it also for things like commerce. Then it's really important that any merchant of ours that wants to sell in those platforms is able to use the best tools cutting edge technology and and shop as one of those
Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson backs new manager Tony La Russa after 1-on-1 meeting
"So the teams are rolling every wants having calls every day players out and there are still a number of unsigned free agents. How about this one. Scott casimir has agreed to terms with the san francisco giants on a minor league deal. He has not pitched in the big leagues since two thousand sixteen. He's thirty seven years old. They reported this yesterday. What i heard was is that in. His bullpen sessions. Fastball velocity was clocked up to ninety two ninety three miles per hour and you look at kasmir career. Typically you see him Pitch better when he gets his velocity up. That's always been the key. Barometer for him. is his fastball. Velocity a love this from tim anderson. The white sox shortstop met with tony larussa after one on one meeting as you know a lot of people who criticized the white sox for the hiring russa tim. Anderson is invested. His quote was the drive to want to win I'm behind him. A hundred and ten percents
The Power of Audio with Audioburst founder and CEO Amir Hirsh
"Historically it's becoming more and more accessible but how can audio be more accessible so when we started audio your we analyzed. How come we as a personal fans of podcasts in your content and radio content as well thought that there's always all the answer that you want and all the content exists out there. How come he doesn't pick up on the internet. The hukou doesn't pick up on the new digital world and age the same as text and video n. there were several challenges that we've analyze and found them that what we've built around in order to solve his that audio in many aspects is not very easily discoverable. So you can't search audio. You can't came on your. You can't share argue a lot of the times. The audio content was one hour or forty. Five minute long of podcasts or radio show now is very accessible. You can't search for it. You can't look for specific clip or area that you'd like to listen instead of listening fully immersed into the whole show and you couldn't share any of it so what we've done in audio versus that we've built an ai engine that listens to vast amount of audio content. Have it be podcasts. Radio online videos that pretty much became slide with the audio content behind it and in an essence does three actions wanted analyzed it and cut it into short clips so we were able to take a long form show and cut it into the individual items that conversations the topics the questions that happened within it allowing users to get into specific point than sample what they're looking for the second is that we've index each clip that the we call burst we've added as much as possible transcriptions keywords entities source time a mood analytics number of speakers. There's plenty of dimensions that we've added to each clip like that so we'll be able to find it afterwards when the user can't and then we've added that delivery mechanism. Api layer and then on top of it as decay an imitable player for the web and libraries for and android to allow the different products and the different places where users are today to add an embiid audio layer to their products the main essence and misses that we wanted to do an auburn while making acceptable is making it extremely easy for products to add an audio layer and our dimension to what they're offering to their clients and to their users instead of asking the uses to come look for audio summer to come download an app or look for it online. We said no. I want the to be able to listen to their podcasts. Within the running up on the websites to be able to add the audio interview of the person mentioned within the article in the article itself and available that way. We're working on integration with podcasts. Search and audio playlist to be added to automotive to oem's and tier one. So when we drive. I want the or your car to greet you. Good morning. Allen here's the Traffic report and here's what happened in the news. And by the way. I know that you asked about tesla stock last night. Now i'm sorry a couple of days ago here is a couple of Analyst talking about it. That i've found over the night while you were sleeping. That kind of mechanism makes audio is easy and accessible to users wherever they are whenever they are just a touch away or command away or click away and that's the mission that we've done in august and it's quite the future picture. Frankly it's happening today. Alan i gotta tell you so. No no i know. I know it's it's amazing to me. I know you've you've been spending a ton of time building the tech in the meta data structures to make that possible and you talked about a few of the potential customers or ecosystem that you operate in like the news aggregate or the even the automotive industry. Can you go a little deeper for me. Like tell me a little bit more about like where audio burst operates today and like what are some additional use cases where you see your technology fitting in happy to one you remember. We started this conversation with you calling me crazy so i still need to convince you whether you know or futuristic or it's happening today. We were lucky enough happy enough to have multiple great partners invest in our company and work with us hand in hand to build this future. Earth with juristic thing. So you'll see among our investors for example samsung and hyundai and denso giants from the mobile and consumer electronics through the automotive and media world. That have joined with us in this effort to make this happen and that was an incredible. That is an incredible journey for us to do. Other birds today is live and via our player in. Api's and as decays in our have added all your to mobile apps such as flipboard the news break to websites of variety sizes of styles of and topics verticals with our impeccable player. And i think on the automotive that you said sounds of fridge ristic we have a few not live yet but few sees that we're working with leading oem's fortunately i'm not allowed to disclose on unique playlists to be added to their infotainment system to search engine behind voice activation. So you'll say hey name your Favorite car what's the latest on president by then or what's going on with the dallas cowboys or howled the markets of behaving today and you know the for time-to-time some of the existing voice activation will give you a robotic answer. A some clipper what auburn is offering them to dan. The what we're doing with them is the will provide you with the latest clip from professionally produced provider of the content from experts in the media world from the analysts from the best radio stations. Or podcast that will really give you an answer that you'll enjoy listening to that. You can stay focused on that you can listen for you know a few minutes of enrichment content while you dr. So and companies that were working with that are adding the sinking ability into smart earbuds. So you can do it in your car when you jog on when you run either from your app from earbud itself. These are exciting times. I can tell you. In the beginning. It took companies and customers of our some time to adapt and understand the message that we've done but twenty twenty really opened their eyes and saw how much the uses are dying to get talk content and podcasts and user errors. The case every brandon every company out there all of a sudden can become an audio media world and audio media provider. Because they don't need to be worrying about that layer they just add this became we handle everything for them and delight their users. It's pretty. I mean it's amazing. What the infrastructure that you've built behind the scenes if you will of these different applications at frankly proliferation i guess of where it could show up. I mean some amazing amazing platform that you're building from online news sites to encourage experiences to while on the go to your point. I mean i think that is the power of audio is that it can pretty much follow you throughout your day without interrupting. Whatever it is that you need to be doing at that moment in time or where you need to be going. that's amazing.
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What is a Standard?
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How The AADA Empowers The Dealer Network With James Voortman
"James. Thanks very much for agreeing to join us on the show. Great to have you With a person of your knowledge and expertise so just to start us off. Can you tell us about about two giant ford pandas and a bit of your your story and what you do look at the. Thank you for this opportunity to talk to you to that. But about james boardman well as you could probably tell from my accent. I'm south african. Night of dr hulda jason other day or until about two thousand nine when i decided to move to And coming from a background of public policy. I decided that cambra would be the best location from korea expected. Not everyone's face choice but was mon. And when i go out sort of got into the business of working for industry associations lobbying for industry and my first job in the automotive sector was with the australian automobile association which represents the staten territory modern club so cicely moderates and sort of vets event mice the my initial knowledge and also able to then use that to bosnia for a federal minister said laws on numerous issues and opting for few years. I was lucky enough to be employed by the wpa and three and a half years later on. I'm still here and united loving really enjoying working for a really interesting industry and wanna be anywhere else. Key question for me is what is the double idea. Seem to what are they a organizations so double. Ada what's the fda and come from. That's a great question. You know the people here in canberra and my predecessors ever blackwill used to talk about the alphabet soup of zone automotive associations got the mt aa the aa. Ada the sei all of these organizations and they're all all sort of unique in iran. Why but the double. I is the industry association. Which exclusively represents franchise. New deals are members of board is exclusively made up of franchise new car dealers and we advocated on behalf of that industry primarily to the federal government on range of issues as identified by this apple in its powerful. It's a fairly new organization. It's a little over seven years old and it just previously you would see dealers will Ston territory based martyred tried as associations and most of them still all members of Actions about about seven years ago. Number of senior figures within the industry decided that the needed no-go session which exclusively represented the needs of dealers at national level. And that's all the. I was think it's fair to say it's come a long way in the
Interview With Dr. Stephen Porges
"Doctor porges. Are you there. i'm here yeah. I want to gush about you for a second because i am a giant fan of your work and the observations that you brought to light. I thought it was time we took your material to the public. Which i know is going to be a little bit of a task because it's very physiological and very technical but this is the future. Are we off line. No we're on. We're on the rock. I know it sounds like i'm not talking. Okay then go ahead and gosh yes. Dr borjas develop. Something called the polly vega theory. And it is that may not be a term that is immediately apparent what it means everybody. But he basically has shown how a part of our central nervous system that has been ignored for longtime or at least marginalized. Maybe at the core of understanding. How i describe this. How are emotional. Landscapes work I i came to work. Dr portas through alan shore. I may humble disciple of his work and his his work informed. Everything i do and he is backed by the Will be on in a couple of episodes to talk to you about his work But he has been able to show you know how the emotional landscape is built how the self is built and how this is a a. We've missed the fact that this is a bodily based experience and that the auto onomic nervous system sort of breaks accelerator of our system has been marginalized in our understanding of this thing. We call motions and feelings. Is that a good way to sort of bring it start actually going if you don't mind me dancing in spring it I actually Realized i finally realized that you were trained as an internist. And what i would say is to start this. I would say that. What i do is really the interface between internal medicine and psychiatry. Yes so You should find yourself feeling very much at home. With the linkage of the on a nommik nervous system to behavioral mental health disorders will and it. Maybe that's why you ended up in addiction medicine too. Because that's a similar crossroad You know it's it's very much you know medical. There's a lot of medical stuff going on. It's there's neurobiology that's completely out of whack there's interpersonal there's dynamic issues psychiatric issues but ultimately it is about the body and the body's relation to the brain and that is something that i think has been when people talk for instance talk. I'm getting off topic completely right away here but whenever hear people talking about you know Computers or artificial intelligence. I think wait a minute. Humans have this all other thing that they're embedded in that informed so much of what they're experiencing maybe it's all of what they're experiencing but it also informs what they're thinking how they remember things and how they process information. It's why there's things like intuition and why we have insights those actually our bodies creating those those sorts of moments. I suspect well. We are biological. I mean that's what we are and whatever we do whether it's art or music or social interactions. It's really based on our biology. And this tends to be you know marginalized this importance and as you've already realized that we live in a world that is very i'll use the term cognitive centric or cle biased. It's being the same thing that this little part of the brain that deals with our awareness and our alertness in our consciousness is the major role of our brain and it's not really To help our body run and the way. Our body is functioning also feedback and provides porto's of accessibility to different mental competencies. Well let's try to talk about the vagus nerve and what you observe to talk about the poly vegas theory. I by the way gave a lecture at the usc university southern california. I know where you are. You're at dr professor of psychiatry university of north carolina By the way you can find more information at steven porges. Pr ge's dot com and the book. Which will be on. Our website is the poly bagel theory. gave a lecture not university of southern carolina near you. The university of southern california which is our usc and I tried to tip toe into your material. It was interesting because I do think. I do use it so much. In terms of helping people understand. Emotional regulation and inter subjective experiences. And they were pretty receptive. I even wrote an exam question about it which is about basic theory based in a national in a format that we're all accustomed to talk about what you observe how you got into this. Well i i'll talk about the history of getting into it in a moment but i The theory is extraordinarily logically based. But it's also intuitive. So now you have this balance between really deep science and the history of neuro anatomy off the allergy in the study of evolution on one side and the other side. The intuition of it this is this is how we feel that we act and when you put those layers together suddenly demystify. The unusual experiences people have had especially those who have been traumatized health issues. how i got into. This is really backwards. I think We all get into things that interest us about feelings and trying to understand our our body but we often go into profession so i started off in psychology and i was interested in physiological markers or parallels of psychological processes with kind of a dream that you could put electrodes on people and you Understand a lot about them without talking to them okay so you could understand A lot about their physiological states. And as i started to do my work and this is actually several decades ago i started to ask more serious questions not Simply where there correlates or relationships between ordinary activity and talking to prophecies or emotional states
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"He's a left handed. Bat. Ease really good defensively he I mean he's a guy who is he's super super intense. I mean he's he's the Anti Yastrzemski in terms of his body language on the field and whatnot You think the fans will be able to get over that fact that he wore blue all those years. Yeah I think. There's a lot of the fan base in spring training saying the bringing tweak. You remember that WHO's the well a couple of them Jump Peterson and he's maybe he's a Kappler a guy. He's a Zaidi kind of guy. He kills right handers although this year he just didn't hit. On the local Guy Gallo Alto and he crushes the ball eat I mean mccovey cove could could be as daily target. Yeah and he he's such a personality and You probably hate to play against them. Love the Jonathan that Kinda Guy. But I like that idea now we heard from Zaidi they want another left handed bat right now if you look down the free agent list, there's a kid across the Bay Tommy was Stella who's who could do what they wanted Pablo Sandoval and and smoke to do in. That's like the come up as left-hander in and hit the ball and maybe play some third base smoke wasn't going to do that. But Pablo didn't do much of that. But you know this guy could play around the Infield and does bat left handed I don't know if the as we're getting let go of this guy because he's been so valuable. Yeah down. Duly talked about him like He. He's a God, you know. So I mean I don't go eating tactic it isn't bad one. But Yeah You know there's another another infielder who whose left handed, who could fit the bill to Brad Miller that's a guy who can also play a little bit outfield. He was with the raise and he's actually in the playoffs right now with the cardinals. I believe that's another name You know the bullpen you speaking you know of as you brought up a an know they need right handed relievers. There's a free agent named Blake China WHO's going to be out there now you've. You probably learn more I'm sorry. Would no an Alex Cullen May to to? closers obviously they're going to be big money guys or are they are teams maybe guys like that were just all to the giants because they spend a dollar more than the next team or they realize it's not a bad place to pitch you know. Especially, with Hendrix, sued digs the bay area and all that. But. On how many teams are GonNa be wanting to spend a ton of money on closers? Yeah million over four years well, ain't gonNA happen and. Those two guys are just so elite and would dislike I said solidify everything in the giants bullpen but..
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
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"Again, it's in seventy, nine, but But yeah and it just hitting I. It's just that's a fun thing to watch and the giants the right handed hitting in particular. You know we you know to me floors in Solano are definitely for real as as solid right handed hitters they're not going to be hitting four thirty or whatever but. But you what's the way they approach things in it's it's no accident in arts right handed. Longoria. Certainly still do things and you know dishonest later doing things and maybe jalen Davidson becomes a factor in all of which made the you know the release of underpants a little more palatable because they're. So they're so strong from the right side and it is it's It's I. I don't think it's accidental, and then you get yeahs Dickerson from the left side and It's it's just a it's a you're right a team that hints consistently has always GonNa be fun to watch. Yeah. That's you know that's been the problem. I. Mean the giants in there. Even in their good years, they would win games four to three and. Five five before and you know the fans were happy because they won. But now all of a sudden you start losing games four to three and three to two, and it's just it's just such a big honor and you you wrote another column that was interesting. It was part of your three DOT lounge three dot launches a big big competitor, the boom boom room. One of us is going to put the other. Out Our head to head I, tell you had to had here but you wrote you wrote a column about how you thought there were two aspects of tradition that should be eliminated. Now, one of them being the you know have names on the back of the uniforms at home which giants have not had that was a Peter McGowan thing and also keeping those poor polls boarded up they boarded them up in right field. To keep the keep fans from congregating because that was not healthy in the Cova crisis but it's had the added effect or the unexpected effect of keeping some of that wind at bay and making Oracle more of a hitters. Park. You still feel that way or did did people screaming at you change your mind completely reverse field on both of them? Very sensitive to criticism. No. Not at all I mean, you know with the with the the names on the backs that's me just in general. It is something that that you need to have. Now admittedly sharp fans remember rising the numbers and they're they're getting all over. If you're city, they should all be identified but there's a lot of fans. and. Know their casual fans that they may not know slater. From Dogar, they just don't you know and shots at the dugout especially telling when somebody somebody hits a home run and he gets back to the Dugout you've got these guys the acting all crazy and it's number twenty two and under twenty nine who are they? Really I mean if they just came up on Tuesday it just doesn't make sense to me and it's going. To be a lot of transition with US club as it goes on, we'd mentioned all those names. Some of those guys are gonNA be big leaguers they're gonNa ever numbers and guys are GonNa come in from other places. It just seems me just pretty obvious that is just put the names on the back of the damn uniform. It's not that yeah, and it seems to be across the board feeling talking to Larry Baer the giants you know all the way across the executive board and really everybody is in agreement there..
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"The teams did not play an even number of games, but you could have a situation this year where. You know the the the mets. Phillies phillies are a better example the. Phillies could end up playing. Fifty four games. For instance, the giants could end up playing sixty and affiliates could have a better winning percentage and they could knock the giants out of the playoffs and I, mean I think that would be kind of I don't think people around here would be happy about that. Yeah it's. There's so much craziness in Snore I mean. The cardinals get in there and they haven't finished their run of eighteenth straight triple headers or whatever it is. It's just GONNA be mad at my attitude on on that as you're just GonNa have to ride with with anything anything that comes down. You just have to go you know what? This is what we have. You know in eighty one. The cardinals and the reds had had arguments with a score as best record the best record in the second half and they both didn't even get into the playoffs and you just by the time the dodgers the Yankees in the world series, it was very kind of a cool season and We can have that again this year. So it's GonNa be weird and the the the one percent is gonNA is gonNA screw some teams but you know to me Henry you you have to win the whole thing this year to make really something that is truly meaningful and lasts and becomes part of your lower. I think just make the playoffs. Yeah. Be Awesome for the giants real side for any team making the playoffs or not making the playoffs you know. It's not it's not like a normal season where at some kind of landmark. Wilno the fun. The funny thing to me and I think giants fans would get somewhat a kick out of this. If the dodgers finally won their first world series in thirty two years and everybody said, well, it doesn't mean as much. because. They only played at sixty games season on the other hand I've heard people say that in some ways they would be more meaningful because of everything teams had to get through because. Mitt. Just to get to the position where you could be the number one seat in the play offs and and get to the play offs you know you'd have to have have to have health. In a year where a bunch of guys were getting hurt pitchers especially because of the Short Ram and you have to get through another round of the playoffs force, you can look at it the other way this could be you know just one more round of the playoffs for the for the dodgers to You know the something you know gag on something and not win. I mean I mean. The I mean you think that the whoever wins the world series can really say, Hey, you know we deserve this championship we looked at like every other championship. It's not gonNA be viewed that way a among the general public. I. Don't think. I think there's a degree of legitimacy too. But just the fact that if they actually finish but you know what I don't think he's talked about it not. Whoever wins this thing? That group of guys is going to sit back and start talking about what they went through mentally to get through this? I mean, there's so much anxiety you know it's it started with a giant buster posey you know just weighing his life options..
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"What will life in the bay area be like in the wake of pandemic and maybe the biggest protest movement in American history were exploring that question in the through line it's a print section every Sunday in the San Francisco Chronicle and online anytime from limited access to go to SF chronicle dot com slash pod. Won't end welcome to the giants Flash I'm Henry. Shulman, giants beat reporter for the Chronicle. My guest is my longtime colleague and Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins, and we're going to discuss the state of the giants and Major League Baseball at the midway point of this truncated twenty twenty season everything from. Joey. Bart's arrival to the giants playoff chances and Fernando tastes swinging at three Oh pitches with a big lead. We'll also talk about the playoff picture as well. Well hello there, Bruce. Thank you for joining the giants splash studios here in the boom room high atop the Myrna Loy hotel why you doing good. You know I I feel trombone solo coming on. Yeah.
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"If indeed, that's a reason the ball travels a little better but we would that be a consideration I know that not hill gang is is quite popular out there but do you think it affects? The wind patterns and therefore the flight of the ball or in could that be on the table for for leaving? Yeah. I. Mean I. Don't really want to speak out of turn Ballpark Kinda decisions or a lot of people would be involved in those but dancer the question. It certainly, a plausible theory for me but I think about you know we we made a number of changes to the ballpark obviously putting the bullpens out in Centerfield You know I think anytime you chain structurally the configuration of the Ballpark you know wind patterns are so complicated. It's really hard to know how things are going to effected. So if if if some wind pattern expert came in and said, putting the bullpens in in Centerfield has increased, the carry out to right field would believe it I'm none of us really know any better so I think. Between the you know changes made in center field. You know not having fans at the park who knows how that affects affects things in the aerodynamics So I think that could be due to a number of actors I. Think we're open to anything I mean certainly I know our players have been very happy to see some that carry out to right field, and hopefully we can take advantage of it at these tapes we have coming up. We'll forearm. Thank you so much for this and thanks for your honesty and willingness to address all these topics much absolutely. I wanted to again. Thank far Hans Eighty for joining us on the giant Splash podcasts, Henry Shulman, and I will continue bringing new podcast as we ventured deeper into twenty twenty season. The giants splash is a production of the San Francisco, chronicle podcast producers. King Kaufman and Allen Johnson, the theme song. Batter up was written.
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"Of the giants organization and a real positive has been the stability of the leadership. We had a lot of people in leadership positions for for long periods of time and You know I think that's one reason why diversity is not maybe as reflected in our leadership but I know all the way to the top of the organization to Greg Johnson and Rob Dean. This is a priority and For Larry Myself as well we're certainly going to make it a priority going forward. Okay. Maybe a couple more I. mean you're coming up here at facing the Houston Astros I mean they're a different league but you are with the dodgers in seventeen, the world series seven games, and you had personal stake in that series What what is your thought about the Astros scandal including in regard to the years you're with the dodgers would kind of made a difference. Can we just go back to talking about Joey Bar? I You know look I, it's tough I. I would echo a lot of you know what dodger players have have said, which is the you look back I mean that was a heart wrenching loss. You know you know in two thousand, seventeen I think it was one of the best world series ever played it went to seven games. There is a lot of close games. There are a lot of Java And you know you you. You're always going to have that what if in your head, you know and that that part of his is tough and obviously for me, I've left the organization you know. So that kind of chapters closed for me I think for. Good number of guys that still with the dodger organization I know that there continue to aspire to win the world series and I think that might help them get some closure on it but you know for any of us that were, there are no longer there I think it's maybe even a tougher cult swallow. So you know I know as an industry. We've turned the page on it and I think MLB's done a really amazing job especially lighter the pandemic in and some of the issues that we have logistically ballparks right now feel very confident that this kind of thing isn't happening anymore and that's really important. But you know I would be lying if I said that you know personally you didn't. News coming out and You know just feel like you know you..
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"To be critical of any player organization that that that had the sprout up because let's face it. It's just ubiquitous in society right now and you know there's It it doesn't. You don't have to be a situation where someone necessarily did something wrong I mean that said I think we are all really proud of our players, our staff how careful they've been how seriously they're taking this you know the leadership of the Teen Austin's later are player Rep You know I think they have the right perspective about this, which is. Look we know that some of this is out of our hands but everything that's in our hands. We're GONNA do the right way. And that's really carried throughout our organization. We've you know instituted family testing You know employees testing even beyond what's required by Major League Baseball and You know just feel like a lot of those measures you know it's it's a, it's a credit to our ownership who? Encouraged us to invest in in testing and make sure R- environment as safe as possible. He sure Farhan you you've been very vocal supporting the black lives movement. We've seen and read your statements. We see and hear your words on the scoreboard before every game along with Kappler's and. Jalen Davis's Yastrzhembsky's Renewals Why do you feel the need to be expressive? You know there's a there's obviously some. Broad things on in society that you know I'm happy to comment on but you know as much as anything. You know I I, guess hearken back to the bill parcells quote. You are what your record says you are I mean you can say this in the realm of diversity as well. You look at the number of African American players that we have at the major league level of the amount of African American managers coaches, Front Office people weaken trot out every excuse in the book about why that is but you are what your record says you are in an industry you know we have to do better and so that's Where you know some of these stick to sports stuff doesn't resonate with me because you know where big industry and you know we have a really important place in society and I think we have to get our own house in order and that's why I'm proud to be a member of the giants organization that to your point is making our support for the black lives. Matter Movement very visible you know, and then from a broader societal perspective I would say the same thing that You know there is a clear need for change in society for a greater sense of racial justice and You know I've learned that you know when you're in a position of leadership in and you have a voice, you have a responsibility to speak up and you know some of the comments that I've made over the last couple of months I've been surprised by you know some of the feedback I've gotten you know recognizing how important it's been people to hear me speak out people in the giants organization other friends that have were acquaintances from around the game and it just..
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"Hi Everyone I'm John Shea of the San Francisco, Chronicle and thanks for joining us on the podcast. Our guest is far Han Zaidi. The giants President of baseball operations and he shares in our wide ranging discussion his thoughts on manager Gabe Kaplan will touch on the dodgers series the fast starts by Mike Disrupt Ski and Donovan Solano the slow starts by one hundred pence and Pablo Sandoval and what's up with Joey. Bar. Enjoy. Well, thanks for joining me for Honda. Days. They didn't well, thank you wanted to ask first of all your impression so far I, mean the offense has been impressive in in many ways including the ability to come back from early deficits never a good thing but the rotation wasn't all that efficient early on you know, and then lately with Cueto in Guzman in La, very promising the defense has has been down obviously leading the majors, Nares and There are some fundamental issues but you know there's been good in bad and as we sit here, the giants are seven and tents just wanted to ask early impressions or we're at the quarter or at the quarter-point. So it's not that early I guess. But so yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head. It's it's been a mixed bag. There's been things we've been really encouraged by certainly like you mentioned the offense, the offense overall but also the resiliency of the offense to come back in in certain scenarios obviously Solano has. Done an amazing job Put Up. Use numbers and gun lot of big. It's for us You know defensively look, we're not a team that has a ton of teams speed. We're not GONNA have a ton of range in the field but I think. An aspect of defense that's been. A little disappointing and has shown up in some Big Times in certain games is you know some of the fundamentals you look up on Donna Roster we've got a lot of really sound veteran defenders who you know will make plays consistency consistently in the field and You know unfortunately, you know in a couple of spots the defense has been noth- a little bit and you know to your point on the pitching staff the rotation is really coming together Guzman's starting in L. A. Like. Invention was phenomenal and Johnny really battled in and did a great job keeping that offense off downs, and again you know those would be impressed start against any team but you know lineup like added particularly impressive in obviously, Logan webs done a really nice job for us, and as those guys Kinda get stretched out more and you know we're able to build up their pitch counts I, see them taking on more a load which I think will. Help alleviate a little bit of what the bullpens. Done and had to do so far. This year we've got a younger bullpen and I think we need to get a position where we can protect them a little bit and so we're we're clearly moving in that direction and there's a lot of positive sides on the pitching staff as well..
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"Hunt But you know you guys got A. He's got a good reputation he's always been one of those storm in the as side kind of guys seems to come up with big hits against Oakland so I think you know it's one of those you look at the metrics and go like maybe but not necessarily an impressive Possibility for this position But I think the as front office went out. Yeah we know that guy. We know who that guy so he may have a little bit of an inside edge but Franklin bredow and Jorges Matteo out of options both came over and huge trades. Obviously bread or the one remaining piece from the Donaldson deal Tale of the sunny great deal lightning-fast has not played in the Big Leagues Bread. Oh has gotten some chances but never really was allowed to sort of settle in and play okay every day so they are also possibilities sheldon. Noisy looked really good and at times and September call up. He has options left all three of summer right handed and vinyl mashing the as acquired as a rule five guy. There's that twenty sixth man spot. I suspect he might have an inside track for the twenty sixth man spot. He's left handed hitting if you WANNA utility guy who's left handed hitter to go along with Chad pender. WHO's a right handed hitter? Maybe that's the spot for him so a lot of things to look at some big name guys from the as prospect list and Tony Kemp a former Astro plus a rule five guy. That is the big question mark and you know. Hey it's the as they could sign somebody pick somebody up during spring training. We've certainly seen it before. They talked about the to the mets as reported during the winter meetings about lowry The mets were willing to pick couple out of that contract. Which I'm not sure they are? I could see that happening. He's a switch hitter. The as no one that would be a an interesting little reunion. You know you know billy will bring him back at some point now Henry. Your number one question That ah I'll do the front of fanfare what what is on tap. You mean Is there is question number one. My question number one is is the giants best player for Twenty Twenty even in the organization And I I tell you I've been doing these five questions like you have. I mean going back to the days where we used to write these out longhand old English calligraphy And send them out to the scribes for proof reading And I've never asked a question like this in the five questions Russians but you know we saw for number one. We saw with far Hans idea last year. He's a tinkerer he will. He's not afraid to use the waiver. Wire he's not afraid to you change the roster at any time and you know we'd so much talk before last season and into spring training about who's GonNa hit where and who's going to do what and then the two. The best players on the team ended up being Mike. You Stransky who they signed the as they were packing their bags leaving Scottsdale for home And then Kevin Pillar they traded for In the first week of the season and they ended up Being the the two best hitters on the team and so I think the key here is that you you can't go into spring. I see I always see people. Putting projected lineups out there and projected win totals and all that. But how. How do you know when it's quite possible that You know there's a player you're out there that the giants had been eyeing who might end up on waivers with another team or the giants have been talking trade with a team but they can't get the trade done until the season begins which just what the case was with Polara last year. And that's what makes this kind of a rebuild sort of interesting and I think that the giants would love up to be in a position where the number one question would be who's GonNa play second base Because right now the giants number one question is who's GonNa play anywhere and You know alw- who's going to be actually paying meal money in spring training to the guy who might end up being their number one player and with that we have gone through the five questions and I appreciate the Susan. This is a lot of fun. let's do this again. Yeah will you mentioned that tinkerers. Henry I mean we are both lucky enough to cover teams that tinker a ton. So I think that will engender a lot of conversations. I look forward to next one. Yeah we should I mean we I should even either come to Mesa this spring or you can come to Scottsdale. We could meet in a demilitarized zone about bat whereas at Tempe Tempe is yeah they'll tempe. Here's the demilitarized zone. Okay Susan great talking to you fantastic. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for many more giant splashing Ashen as plus podcasts from spring training. Which begins this week in Arizona? Giants splash is part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey recuperate is editor in chief. Follow me on twitter at Hanes Shulman or you can email me at H.. SHOWMAN AT SF CHRONICLE DOT COM support. The giants splash and a lot of great journalism with a subscription to the San Francisco. Chronicle there are print and digital editions available find out more at SF chronicle dot dot com slash subscribe..
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"Tails and. It is heads so accurate. I cannot so you. Can't you hear the difference between a heads and a chance. Okay so I deferred. I want the ball in the second note. I will ask you the first question Nominal so here. We go the the fifth key question. heading into the season for the as and of course these are quite different. TV or two teams and quite quite different places right now. The answer a ninety seven win team trying to win one hundred and Going into the season All pretty much set. The giants are GONNA lose one hundred games based on what all the fans thank So these are going to be far different questions. I think in part number five after the as can the team take steps during during the spring to avoid another slow start. You know. It's funny. He entire twenty three years of covered. The as this is Ben Dan. They're trend. They are late starters. But it's particularly been exacerbated. The last two years each of the last two years from mid June on the as has been the best team in baseball before that they've put themselves a little bit of a whole so. I think the feeling around the team is get going better. You know at maybe an extra five winds wants to the total and and maybe that gets the division but You know easier said than done. Are there steps you can take during the spring Chur spring helps with decision making You know maybe if you have a have more defensive drills or a situational hitting drills as off and maybe doesn't like completely collapsed as it didn't last week the season and But you know what the as are the as I have will follow their usual home. Start and killer end your which funnier at at that too. I remember that Felipe Hailu manage the as the as the expos His teams were always so young and they always came and out of the gate strong and even in spring training and the giants were like an old stodgy team and You know we always just assume that younger teams would get out of the gate faster. I mean a lot of those guys played winter ball They just kind of get their bodies and shape quicker and it's funny to hear an as team that is still fairly young wrong in a lot of spots having trouble out of the gate and you know being sorta like me where I have to be up two hours and eight cups of coffee before I can get going well. Here's one Theory that actually Kinda maybe bear. Some water is that The as have so much turnover typically off seasons. You know that you're spending maybe the first few weeks getting adjusted to each other still because of the turnover in the interesting thing. This year is almost no turnover so that might be the one thing that that it gets them going. Little started now hiring. It seems to me at at midseason every year we talk about you know. Potential deals last year. We talked about. Maybe he's looking at giants relievers specifically Smith not seem like everybody was those guys are gone now aspect maybe questioned her five in fall is the bullpen. Yeah for the giants actually watching his came back. I mean that's an interesting story. He had a player option and He was I. Think all intent on exercising precising it and then. He fractured his finger. Trying to tag a runner in Saint Louis So he really didn't have any other choice. He exercised the option. And he's going to be back. I mean this is. This is an interesting question to me because the bullpen was I mean really the giants down real downward spiral really began after they lost the playoff game to the cubs in two twenty sixteen when they couldn't save a five two lead going into the ninth inning. So they sign Melanson and that just sort of started the cascade downward And now we're back to square one. Nobody really knows who is going to close for the giants I I don't think a lot of people know who the relievers are for the giants of this year. And I mean it is going to be Tony. He walks in The one veteran they also signed a Jerry blevins the former athletic another left-hander and they have a lot of youth in the bullpen. And it's guys some a lot of guys they tried out last year and I mean guys like a Sean Anderson who was a starter turned reliever You have John Dell Gustav de Sam Coon Rod. These are not household names but I think the giants are going to have to find some seventh eighth and ninth inning out. Get some outs from from some of these guys. They've got a rule five game Guy Named Danny Martinez WHO throws up you know in the eye nineties? I mean he's he's a candidate as well Melvina. Don Who's a prospect for the giants WHO also throws in the high nineties? So the giants have a lot of these guys Who who really can bring it And there really is no Kind of rhyme or reason as we know it right now who's GonNa Pitch when And the reason I think this is an important question even though the giants are are not going to win the division this year. They're not going to go into the playoffs. They very well might have their four straight losing seasons. You might think well what does it matter. Well you know what it's GonNa be a long season as it is probably with a lot of youth in fits and starts send you know some bad stretches but I tell you what if the giants do get leads three to five to four whatever and they can't find somebody to consistently close them in the ninth. I think that is really going to make a long season. I couldn't even tell you who the incumbent is right now It could be Tony Watson it it could be Sean Anderson And you know the good thing for the as of courses we. We know who they're closer is going to be but who is is going to catch for this team as we go into a question. Four for the four key questions for the as I mean. Are they going to add a.
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"They were very grateful to get a ride down third street to the chronicle which was a heroin trip in the darkness and there are some pretty menacing characters out there. Look like they were bent on mayhem and when we got to the city I remember Tom. Boswell saying where are we. We were in downtown downtown San Francisco with no lights and that was an experience in itself so we met her way into the chronicle building For some reason that we had complete power outage here The third floor was not accessible. assessable were on the second floor with emergency power in extremely dim light trying to hammer out stories on laptops from the war of eighteen twelve and and it was really really primitive creative and as it turned out we printed just an eight page edition for the following morning. There was only one sport story kind of a staff conglomeration and the work that we did Ernest cornices it was didn't appear then the following day we were still dealing with a power outage and a bunch of US managed to get some pieces into a sixteen page chronicle that appeared the following day and that was It was it was definitely an adventure trying to to pull off something like guess with basically no assets but no. We were all rewarded that we're able to do something and you know basically felt lucky to be all in one piece As opposed to some of the horrors does that were unfolding in in the bay area. Yes in a darkened city That's where all the reporters that's where the teams all came to try and find out what what was going to happen to the world series and and we know obviously that It was sort of secondary to the all the the damage and the death and injuries in the city Baseball was relatively attuned to that. And you and I both had a very bizarre experience. Probably the most bizarre press conference that that both you and I had been into five incident had just become commissioner of baseball upon the death of Bart Giamatti the sudden death of Bart Giamatti and he held a press conference inside a ballroom. Home at the Saint Francis. Hotel with no microphones. No lights no anything. It was actually a candlelight press conference you remember that absolutely will after right you know done my duty and San Mateo on Peninsula. You know I slept at my friend's parents house on the couch. Daly city got a few hours. Sleep came to that press conference difference on as it turns out as I learned in doing this oral history preceding. The press conference was a candlelight meeting with Vincent and Bob Murray and the Haas's they were talking about what they were going to say the president's what they were going to do and Mayor and the police chief apparently kind of burst into this meeting and said I'm not going to be able to send anyone to candlestick to inspect it for a while right. And and the and the well. Not only inspecting the ballpark but also The police required for a world series. As I think that ultimately was why they made the decision to postpone the world series You know at first there was talk about canceling all together which had had that had never her that it never happened and they were talking about canceling moving it out of the year? We're moving it out of the area right finding a neutral site and You know the police the lack the say we need our police elsewhere. We need we need all of our People elsewhere and ultimately the decision was made to restart it Ten days later. And I I got the sense And I don't think this is an original thought that you know that at a p at by that point ten days after I think that people wanted the world series they I needed the world series as a as a diversion to You know sort of sort of get back to baseball now. The giants as had two very different ways of approaching this The giants held these workouts at candlestick everyday they played a couple of simulated games I remember having to take the ferry from the East Bay to get there To to get into the city because of the bridge but the as did something completely different And I did you. Did you travel down to Arizona with the as I did. Not because like I said Susan Foreign Office still the beat writers. I just think she might have But they had talked about doing it. You know within a day or two after the quake sort of realized it was too soon and I think waited awhile. I don't think they went bound for five or six days. Might have been that weekend right because it was. The quake was on a Tuesday. The seventeen th. The series resumed Friday. The twenty seventh which I think we can say given the detachment detachment of thirty years was inappropriate delay. Absolutely my Dad always tells me about the NFL. Starting playing games two days after Kennedy was assassinated. And how horrible no decision. It seemed at the time and it looks even worse now you know given the power of time and detachment so I think baseball made the right decision on many levels the the practicality of not having the police officers but also the respect for the victims and and you're right at some point life needed to go on but not two days later maybe ten days later and the as Were credited for bringing taking their players away to a warm weather place where they were free from the distractions. I'm not minimizing. What happened to the people who passed away and and the damage and the injuries but From baseball since those were distractions and actually in your oral history. You Talk to Sandy Alderson. He told you something interesting from a baseball fan. I I couple of things. First of all he said The Night of game three which I never heard this until recently Steve Kroner actually talked to sandy in contributed contributed to our story That they weren't sure Bob Welch was going to be able to pitch You mentioned you know Stewart and more had had shackled the giants and the first two games and as it turned ironed out Stuart Moore came back and Games three and four given the delay but originally Bob Welch's scheduled pitch game three but apparently he had strained his hamstring. A few days earlier shag ing fly balls and batting practice so the as were not sure at all he could pitch in game three they were going to let them warm up. See how it went and if he could pitch Kurt. Young who more recently has been the giants pitching coach but was on that a staff was gonNA pitch that game So that I had never heard that before that I found that kind of interesting and the other point sandy made about about going Arizona was that he thought at some point. People were going to get past the earthquake. It didn't seem like it immediately. But he's right. Eventually you move on. And he wanted their fans to remember world series victory. You know that thirty years later as we hear we stand in two thousand nineteen that people were GonNa remember the outcome almost as much as the earthquake. Maybe not but certainly people remember that the as role to victory so that was part of their thinking and to their credit. You know Dave was very very involved in the community efforts here and they sold ten. They sold out Phoenix Municipal Stadium and donated all the money earthquake relief so I think they did it in a in in a respectful way and they played a couple of inter squad games in in Arizona. Much like the giants did at candlestick. And kind of got away from the the mayhem or the Uncertainty here in the bay area for a couple of days and then came back and obviously finished off finished sweet. Yeah there's a revisionist history that If they had gotten to play an uninterrupted world series the giants would have no. You're shaking your head. No no giants were a very good team. Diana's team once they acquired Ricky Henderson in June. It's one out of the best teams of all time. And and you and I covered the eighty nine reunion this year for the giants and I talked a lot of the players and they they all said we were GONNA get smoked. One way or another I will tell you the Sir my one of my lasting memories of my life not just of you know that series and the earthquake was when they did resume before game three at candlestick when people were filing in to a ballpark that actually stood up extremely well. The the damage that had occurred to candlestick was it was cosmetic it was like there were some. I mean. People said there were holes that you could look down from the upper deck but that was just the expansion joints doing their jobs and swim and moving back and forth which had the effect of maybe pushing some of the concrete stairs stairs out. But that that's cosmetic that that was not structural. I'll never forget this and and really it. It may be the only time I ever remember crying at a baseball stadium. Liam was when vowel diamond and the members of the beach. Blanket Babylon show They came out onto the field in full costume and Sang Sang. The Song San Francisco which was from an old an old movie and You Know San Francisco Open Your Golden Gate etc.. And that's that's when you you know how it is when you have you know ten. It's like riding a bicycle. You have ten days of this. You're just working working working and you didn't really have a chance to kind of fully appreciate. She ate what happened with this earthquake. And that was the moment I fully appreciate it And I just kind of broke down a little bit in the press box. Now I had mentioned earlier that Terry Steinbach wife in that iconic picture was was crying and he was comforting her but she came back and you actually talked. Talk to her At the You know you actually talked to her for the oral history story What did she say I did? Yeah I mean I know the Terry pretty well from my days covering the as and Mary was always around very sweet person So she had the the the reason behind that was they only have three children three grown kids now but they only had one and child at the time a two year. Old Girl named Jill who usually came to the Games but they decided to keep with the babysitter and Alameda that night Just because it was the world series and want what the distraction of a two year old and so they couldn't reach her you know and they were there for Minnesota and and they were unnerved obviously by the earthquake and ah even though they thought she was probably okay. They couldn't get a hold of the babysitter to confirm that. So that's wise. Mary was so upset. She didn't get Terry said she didn't get hit by brick. She didn't she wasn't isn't physically injured at all. She was just unnerved by the uncertainty of it all And that's why that picture became sort of famous and the funny little story. I'll tell on that or she told me two things one. Her three kids as they went through middle school in Minnesota would take earth science class and they would learn about earthquakes and and in each of their three classes they would be shown the video from the world series and they saw their mother crying hysterically. Oh that's amazing so. She actually apologized to her kids because her kids became very self conscious about this middle school right seeing her on the video and the other thing is she did go back to the world series ten days later when it resumed and she walked on the wives bus US and all the other wives gave her an ovation because they weren't sure she was coming back but she realized after ten days. You need to be there. Wanted to be there to see Terry the NBA's play and it was just sort of emotional. Momentary Reaction Yeah you know and I mean obviously the as have not won a world series this since and You know the giants went on to win three. That remains a very iconic moment In as history when I believe the final out was it was a ground ball to first that The ball was thrown to Dennis Eckersley and he caught the ball and celebrated as she would celebrate. One thing. I do recall. You can tell me if this is true or not. True this is was I do know that the giants and as clubhouses houses were They were next to each other They were you know the two doors were about ten feet apart in the same tunnel down the right field line and the one thing that you know. I don't remember hearing was a lot of screaming the whole Champagne Party and what we were told and I think what was written was that The the celebration was a little bit subdued just because of what that world series represented and for the people who lost their lives said it was that all right yeah. I don't recall specifics but I do know it was subdued. I believe there was no champagne..
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"Hello and welcome. Welcome to a special joint episode of the giant Splash and as plus podcast here on the thirtieth anniversary of a night at candlestick park that none of us. who were there will ever forget? I'm Henry Schulman. The giants beat reporter for the Chronicle and I'm in studio with chronicle features writer Ron Croatia on October Seventeenth nineteen eighty nine. We were both Oh candlestick to cover game. Three of the first and so far only bay bridge world series between the giants and the as at five Oh four. PM The bay area was struck by what what is now known as the Loma Prieta earthquake. A six point nine magnitude Shaker that did so much damage in the bay area killed sixty three people injured compounds in postponed the world series for ten days. This podcast is part of the chronicles extensive thirtieth anniversary remembrance of the Loma Prieta quake. Besides besides Ron and I. You'll hear from our colleagues John Shea and Bruce Jenkins who were there as well you can find. Complete coverage of our thirtieth anniversary remembrance at SF SF CHRONICLE DOT com. That includes an oral history of that night from candlestick compiled by Ron krawczyk including interviews with players executives. In the Mike including will Clark and Dennis Eckersley and we also have audio clips from others who Barrett candlestick chronicle non chronicle of the light. Hi I'm Greg Thomas host of the wild West podcast want to know what's going on with the world's top adventures checkout wild west where I recently chatted with photographer. Chris Burkhard who spends his life traveling to the most remote corners of the world. Some ways I always feel like. I'm just pulled the wool over. Everybody's is always told them like. I'm not good photographer by any means. I've just been the person willing to go to these places. You'll find my conversations with Chris and many more ride adventures. Wherever you get your podcasts wild west? I'd like to bring Ron in here. Now Ron how are you doing good. Thanks for having me thirtieth anniversary boy. I think that we're really this. Also be a podcast About the the aging process and how we're both kind of transitioning into senior citizenship young then we were both young and I was in my second year covering the giants. I was working for the Oakland Tribune. They made me a baseball writer. You're at the Sacramento. Beat now which year of that was was it for you. I was actually backing up. That was Susan Four Nas last year on the beat I backed up on the as most of that year and then took over the beat in nineteen ninety because I was determined only to cover you know. World series champions actually had five good years from nine hundred ninety four. Very the as you know very good team very interesting team full of dynamic personalities But I was writing sidebars during the postseason I was in Toronto with the as and the Al Lcs and then obviously at at the stick that Unforgettable nights and I I was I was the beat reporter for the Oakland Tribune and I it was my second year and I'd covered the one thousand nine hundred eight world series at the A.'s. Were in so. It wasn't my first Rodeo in terms of world series but it was a huge deal. The giants were playing the as it was a world series that people talked about as being not interesting to the people outside the bay area you know other than the fact that you had the bash brothers and the Pacific Stock Exchange Exchange. And you know we all talked about how the networks really didn't think it was anything that was going to garner much attention and then at five. Oh four it garnered a heck of a lot of attention and maybe you could just just. We'll just take turns here. Reciting are most vivid memories of that night. How about you were thinking you bring up a good point that I think it's lost in the history books and rightly so because of the earthquake but before the earthquake hit at least here in northern California? That was a big deal. I mean it's literally a once in a lifetime thing for the as and the giants to get in the world series. I mean I grew grew up in Chicago never happened with the cubs and the White Sox didn't happen to New York until what two thousand and of course New Yorkers thought that was a big deal so it was a pretty cool event sporting event in those that context before the earthquake struck and then obviously acquired a whole new dimension. I was actually sitting in a very small room beneath the upper deck. And I'm one of those makeshift media. workrooms eating a box lunch that we're all used to and going over some game notes and getting ready not a good place to be if you think about it. I mean cement ceiling probably eight ten feet high. Thank God candlesticks stood but my vivid memory is looking up and seeing Tony Kornheiser and I believe it was bill conlon of the Philadelphia Paper freaking out to east coast guys who hadn't been through earthquakes. They they did the right thing. They were in a door doorway and held. But I mean to me. It didn't initially feel any worse than any number of earthquakes we had gone through as Californians. I'd moved moved here at age twelve so I've been through a few in southern California and then a couple of my college days in Berkeley So at first it didn't seem that devastating. And then you start hearing the buys and you go outside and you see some cracks in the upper deck and you know we're getting out about the bay bridge and such and it obviously was a whole lot worse than than a normal earthquake. Yeah I mean my first memory was that I had agreed foolishly to speak that afternoon at a luncheon of a Rotary Club in Oakland and I just remember driving to the the Rotary Club. Lunch in the game was supposed to start at about you know just after five and I just remember thinking to myself boy this is GonNa be a long day. I had no idea and You know the earthquake itself. I mean well first of all it was it was a big deal like you said and The the giants had gotten smoke. The smoke them in the first two games stewart and Mike like more pitched jams the giants. I think scored one run total in the two games and there really was a sense that now that those two pitchers were out of the way that the giants at home actually had at a shot to win. This is completely aside of course with a ten day break with the World Series Stewart and more got to pitch again and That's all she wrote. The thing I remember most is is the press box itself at candlestick. It was really just a football. Luxury box That had that is converted to a press box during the off season. It had some tables but had these big you know kind of fluffy chairs that you sat in and you really couldn't move in them and the press box itself at candlestick it was connected to the upper deck. Structurally you didn't worry about it. But it's still kind of hung over the lower deck. If I stood up and looked out my window there was nothing below me other than people in the lower deck and you had the sensation that the thing could just fall apart and would go diving down into the into the first deck back and I had been through the Sylmar earthquake in Los Angeles when I was eleven years old in one thousand nine hundred seventy one. It was a quake that It was over a seven. I believe it was was a seven and actually killed about seventy people in a brand new hospital that collapsed and I just like you I. It just didn't seem like it. was that big an earthquake but I do remember all the East Coast Writers and mid the midwest writers were trying to get out of these big overstuffed chairs to try and get out and they just couldn't move and they kept running. We knew each other. And I remember Nick Peters of the Sacramento Bee the late Nick Peters and I remember him yelling as loud as he could. Don't panic don't panic and then of course yes I heard just like you did like everybody cheers from the crowd. You saw that Famous picture of a fan holding up a sign. Saying something like if you think that was something wait till the giants hit And then my first notion that there was not going to be baseball was when I looked up and I saw that the lights standards were out and that the scoreboard org was all jumbled and I think a lot of us We saw really quickly that the action. The news was now all the way onto the field Did you ever have a sense going to be baseball. One senators quake-hit not really know and it was hard to understand it. I what was happening because you know we're so a accustomed to instant information in twitter and cell phones and none of that really existed at the time so you didn't know right away. One of the people I talked to for the oral history you mentioned was George Kosta. WHO's the head of security and operations at the giants And he said they were trying to put together information in the immediate aftermath around around that police car right behind home plate And one of the you know they kind of said okay. We don't have power we don't have a PA system We don't know when the lights are GonNA come back on or if they're gonNA come back gone and that's when they started sort of going through the list and realizing even before they heard the extent of the damage throughout the bay area. He probably wasn't practical to play a game with sixty thousand thousand people In that facility and who knows about aftershocks so they sort of made a very rational Decision after a a conversation about the situation in you know and and ended up Postponing the game fairly quickly after that and of course the people back home really had no idea what was going going on Because the the broadcast which was just starting was the pre-game show It got cut off and you al.. Michaels was one of the He was one of the announcers. He was the announcer was on the air. let's listen to our colleague John Shea here. At the chronicle he was working for the Gannett papers at the time including the Marin Independent Journal He talks about that briefly at the end of this short remembrance so at five Oh four. PM I was visiting my editor in the last row right behind the plate. I add a bird's eye view of the entire stadium so when the quake hit I saw sections the ballpark. Shift away from other sections of the ballpark. Like the thing was about to come down. There was silence from the crowded. I in then there was a sense so hey that was an earthquake. And we're GONNA be okay and then loud applause like let's play ball. Well no I grew up here so I've been through few of these and none like this. I mean I was not applauding arrest down the steps to the press box behind the plate and tried to check in with the office US then I went down to the field. All the news was happening down. There players rushed out of the dugouts and club houses because they felt safer on the grass and their families families.
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"So We would have to get their approval to be able to do that. But then also you know. I think it'd just be important that You know that they finish up and double A.. And then we can You know plan their next steps. Okay actually it usually goes the other way usually move guys up for a playoff situation. I think you've done that in the past. They probably don't have any rules against that. You know they're not on upward movement. No down where move who've some teams push those limits before so so you have to get exceptions to to move people. Okay and I think I and I talked to Far Han about this earlier You know when he got hired and he he's not necessarily a huge fan about keeping really good hitting prospects in Pitcher's leagues for Very Long and You know I mean obviously. The Eastern League is a pitchers league. I've definitely benefit Sean Jelly to to pitch in that league So I guess this is kind of a look ahead question. You may not have the answer to it But in some of your informal discussions given that these Rama Sandbar are playing playing or will play about three or four weeks in the eastern league. You think that there's a chance that that that they could start the season based on what happens during the winter and during the During Spring Training that they could actually start in Tripoli next year. Yeah I wouldn't rule that out but I think right now probably the the mindset would be that. They opened the Richmond next year with a with an outside chance of Sacramento. That odds would probably point towards Richmond for opening opening day twenty Like I said I think You know the the Arizona Fall League will announce the rosters on on August eighteenth. Actually so you can mark that on your calendar the look online for that. But we're working through those rosters right now and in Barton Ramos or strong possibilities for for maybe even that assignment. In between San Jose this AA sample size Arizona Fall League and Spring training next year. We will give us a really good Sample sized evaluate based based on on those things and we'll take the full body work in pre-game during the Games everything and then and then Determine their assignment for for twenty twenty but I would. I would lean Richmond Without eliminating the possibility of Sacramento. Okay and let's see we make more news here. You'RE GONNA have to replace those guys. Are we gonNA see. Maybe the Seth Corey or Jacob Hayward or Nolan our Knowing Aaron Auto Exceeding Joan Erin auto any one of those guys maybe coming up to SAN JOSE and the next couple of weeks Right now we the upward movement from Augusta San. Jose's probably not not as much as what what we're doing with Barton Ramos and Jelly the right now. Seth is doing everything he can to try to force us to San Jose. But he's doing so good at his development and Augusta Esta and realistically you got the Minor Leagues. You got the major leagues if you're in the minor leagues you're trying to develop and If we feel like throwing seth to San Jose is best for his development will do that but right now everything's just. His growth in Augusta has been so strong this year. That Right now we're just focusing on whereas going to grow the most and He's definitely doing everything he can last month in Augusta to To clean up the last few things that he needs to clean up and right now that teams in in a playoff on as well and he's done a fantastic job of now repeating some really good outings improving command and and we don't want to derail all that by just throwing them to a level where You know now. He might have to feel like he needs to do more. So is changeups moping a lot so sean jelly was a big proponent that he thought of going to Augusta was huge for his development of his changeup. I talked to him about it and he talked about. He said that if he went to San Jose probably wouldn't have been able to develop it as well well because he would have just try to rely on the fastball incur ball against the better hitters but his ability to stay in Augusta and work on the change up kind of aided his success in San Jose. So Oh you know with seth in his command and his changeup. They're coming along so well that you know. Sometimes it might be better just to leave him in Augusta let that develop but also I. I don't WanNA close the door on San Jose at the end either but but sesa guy that we want air on keeping him in Augusta Right. He's only twenty years old or something bad right. He's twenty years old and he's coming on real well well Maybe maybe if you could just for those who don't know very much about him what what is repertoire is aside from the change up How hard he throws what his strengths are? Yeah anywhere from about ninety to ninety five left-handed a pulse athlete recruited to be a member of Division One football team. Byu I think recruited Liam is a safety. So that tells you. His athletic ability is left handed. Like I said but Ninety Ninety five with just an explosive fastball. And A it just plus plus plus curveball so it's It's it's it's reminiscent of kind of if you were to draw a left handed pitcher. I think this is one of the guys you draw up a good size. Good athlete with with to well above average pitches for lefty like up to ninety four ninety. Five Out of a plus athletic body the breaking balls fantastic and then change. Update is coming along very nicely if he can vote at third weapon. Yeah I mean he might fly through the upper level so he's walked a lot of guys but he's tough to hit so That's what's helping this year Kinda produced the lower era. Even though he walks guys Isan as he moves up the walk. Those tend to turn in earned. Run so You know right now. You don't see the runs going on the board from the walks but right now he's the last month you too. He's he's turned into a command artist all of a sudden so it's been a good that's I want to ask about a another pitcher and Logan Web and I mean I understand that During a time you're in suspension. You can You know you can still work out. You can still I presume you can still throw a hitter is in If simulated game situations and I'm just wondering he's he was a guy. We thought we might be able to see at the end of this year before he was hit for an eighty game suspension How far we're back? Do you think that has set is development Not a lot He he's such a hard worker Plus competitor on the mound on. And he he really. He took this news. I mean just really hard confused You Know He. He said all the right things season. And it's it's it's came as a shock to US everything that happened there but you know he basically said this is going to be a challenge in and I'm Gonna I'm GonNa show everyone everyone how great I am. And he went down Arizona through live batting practices to To rookie ball level hitters and he would pitch two or three innings and he just basically took that as his game of of the week and He used as an opportunity to also develop his change up. More in in some of the secondary stuff and You know now. He's went back to Richmond. He's doing fantastic ASPIC We're excited to see him The Sky's the limit. I know a lot of people talk about Dustin May with the dodgers and I really. I've always made the argument that that Logan website very similar more pitcher. Just maybe not quite as tall but You know definitely. I feel like Logan's very underrated okay. And let's the swing by two couple of hitters. Here's Markle Luciano what he's doing in the folly. I'm sorry the folly a Summer League in Arizona at the age of Seventeen Is kind of remarkable. Will I imagine That a lot of people are watching him not just within the organization but outside the organization In as I mean what what can you tell me about what. You've seen a firsthand with Marco in that shortstop by the way international sign last year was the number two prospect. I believe number number three based on various rankings or. What have you seen firsthand with him? Down there yeah just you just don't see kids with this type of Bat. Speed beat and power at seventeen years old. He's very a lean athletic build he. He's his improvement. shortstop stop has been what stands out to me Because you know you come in. And he's a little rough around the edges but he's played a fantastic shortstop and That's our biggest probably area development As far as the offensive game goes We just wanted to get him out there and let him play He hadn't played much Sometimes it's easy to forget. The international kids don't play the High School Baseball or college baseball of any types. You know we're throwing him into the Arizona League and you know he's standing next one hundred bishop and guys like that where they've played. They played in the PAC twelve. And you know this poor kid didn't even get a play for high school team and He's just I mean it's it's been it's been good. We expect it to be good. I don't think any of US expected to. Let's see what he's been doing but now offensively just been a flower beast. He's walking he's driving the ball. You know something that people just don't do ten homers is is really hi for the League and and he's doing the youngest guy in the whole league and it's just it's been it's been really exciting to see development. Is it one of those things where he might have been the promoted to Salem Kaiser if you were older I yeah I think I think it's. That's very fair to say if he was twenty years old or nineteen. Then yeah yeah I think he would have been but he never played in the DSL too so if you play in the DSL all last year then played the this year then. I think maybe that jumped to Salem. Is is a little easier to to justify I still think that at some point this year. We might see him in Salem. Kaiser I don't know we'll send them through the AZN season Just because he's he's forced our hand I I don't think we really wanted to jump up and challenge him that much. But you know some point players force us to and he's doing everything in Canada forces and you do have outfielder. Who is nineteen years old Alexander Canario who you did promote to Salem Kaiser and I'm looking Canada's stats right here? He's actually doing okay. I mean to ninety-one average nine thirteen P. S. Ten Eleven Sixteen extra-base hits a hundred ten at bats. What what can you tell me about his development? Yeah Alexander he's He. He signed a couple years ago played in the DSL one year ACL. Oh last year this year just started out just being looked like barry bonds out their plan and then we moved to the Northwest League. And and you know I think sometimes getting in the stadiums and being in front of People's a little bit of shock especially international kids. They didn't play high school football or basketball with you. Know Crowds in the stands ends and and once he got past that he's been himself again once again plus speed plus athlete Hopeful that he could you know stay in Centerfield. He's got good power our He's a little more of a free swinger than Luciano is. So you might see a little more swing and miss but Just just a dynamic athlete with plus Bass speed and you know what he's doing is just it's it's it's pretty special and you know not not all of it's going to translate to doubly triply or the big leagues but when you get a bunch of these these guys in the you kind of.
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"That was what grade right now especially how to guys we made it a denying here that being being women. Those three or four season is means allow for for for this organization. They i've heard players say that winning wondering makes you wanna win. To which makes you want to win three. Do you want wanna win for you wouldn't find any two more. Oh yeah one for the thumb. Yes it when the when the forty niners played it just a few more questions with pablo sandoval. I know you need to go and get ready for the game. <hes> the the one thing you told me and you told some other writers when we were in arizona and you were you were very successful is that you may be feel like you want to set an example now. You have young children <hes> and <hes> that you feel that you want to set an example for them. Partly you by just doing whatever you need to do in whatever role they give you. Could you explain that a little bit. When you have kids especially boy you you wanna make it a sample linda. Nothing can stop it will kick keep believing yourself killing all the rooms you have and i i wanna be a role model for my kids won't be the that simply he he feel proud his dad that are they. They always believe in him and never give up for things. I'm the guy ago segment dooney in my life that be part of servings of this again then. I enjoy some so many moments many gray days that i'll be having in this second chance so many opportunities that are being taken care of. I think it's true in every line of work that you you when you have something taken away away from you and you get that second chance. <hes> you really really appreciate it. I think it happened to me as a writer. I think it's happened to other players. <hes> is is that really the point here. I mean you get a second chance. You have to appreciate it more. When you get a second chance you out toward more and everything and i prove that the youth still got it and <hes> you know wasn't easy wasn't is in those moments audible when you got the right person next to you got that right person to tell you that when you're doing good when you're doing doing run is not yet bowes. I'm sorry but you need to have balls to do. Take the punch in to get up and keep walking. I keep doing the things you love because the person next year tell you and i give you that bush for your kids for you. Finally for everything that people around was my family. Tell me through that. I was running a aw. Take that restaurants. I really manitoba now key walking with my head up and i kid laver dots a person. We're we're human being we would make me stay. We prefer no went. Make you great person. When you take those those mistake mistake and a human in step at all do have you can't do to be ready for just two more here. One that <hes> you know i think some of the fans have asked me about is i mean you think when you're playing career is over. You would like to coach and maybe managed someday. I don't know i don't know i use spent time with my family. I would love to coach my kid. You know if you'd like to play baseball. <hes> we love to be his goal jbeil one one day one sunday one day. I want to think about it. He goes down to do baseball so i would love to do. I got gray. Mentors bought or jeez meal. As a person i saw fire. I saw family player. You know we learn that in this eleven years. We bought you be part of his career here. In san francisco for nine years miss a lot for me some great mentor now one day. I woke taylor him. Well on one of the things he's done is. He's trusted you to pitch now. You've had a lot of games this season unfortunately a lot of games that have gotten out of hand with the score art when the game starts going to be seven to one eight to one or whatever you actually put it in your mind that hey maybe this is the day i'm going to have to go on the mound this now now yeah because he asked me if you wanna do fund luna though they will we lost eighteen something against he told me don't do it because i even start me and as you know what i want to do is to how wrong he pullman third base every time the our our our stole the khloe about boy oy bring this. Is you know that right starting pitcher pablo sandoval you only have to pitch one game and then you'll be eligible to be taken as a starter in fantasy baseball <hes> <hes> listen. This is <hes> just been wonderful talk and i. I really appreciate it. I know people are gonna love listening to this. Thank.