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Fresh "Giants" from Michael Wallace and Steve Scott
"Your child at laurel springs dot com slash smart today and receive a waved registration fee. That's laurel springs dot com slash smart. While the Islanders air on the ice. It's 1 12 WCBS and it's time for sports, and here's Andrew Bo Bish. Yes, Paul. It's a busy afternoon. Locally. Those Islanders in the second period in Toronto trailing the Panthers won nothing. Mike Hoffman has that Florida Gold Yonder is looking for a two a lead in this best of five. Siri's the Rangers down over to the Hurricanes. They skate in Toronto at eight tonight, And then there are the Nets. They continue light from the NBA's bubble in Disney world. They faced the Bucks and roughly 20 minutes over on the fan Caris Levert, Joe Harris and Jared Allen all of the afternoon off, but Jamal Crawford Should make his Nets debut after ending their five game skid in Atlanta last night. The Mets now in Washington for two first pitches, just after seven. Our pregame coverage begins at 6 25 will be Stephen Mats on the mound. No Yankee baseball in the Bronx was the tropical storm two games in Philly tomorrow. Instead, the Yanks will be the home team in the opener. Giants linebacker Markus Golden is officially signed his one year deal with $5.1 million. The Connecticut son play the Seattle Storm at nine tonight in the WNBA bubble in Florida, and the Islanders have just scored. To tie that game with Florida at one in the second period. Andrew Bookish, wcbs 80 sports. Thank you, Andrew. Three things to know as we continue our storm coverage. A live update from the Rockaway Straight ahead will be talking to Steve Burns right after this. Now, more than ever. You're probably doing everything you can to avoid being exposed to air borne viruses and bacteria when you go outside, But what about the air You breathe when you're inside your home, introducing the so clean air purifier. It's one of the most sophisticated air purification systems.
EU regulators investigate Google's plan to buy Fitbit
"Data European collection Union for the regulators twenty twenty census say is the ending opening Rowley an in depth investigation the census bureau into says tech door giant knocking Google's in plan the ability to of buy households fitness tracking to respond device to maker the questionnaire Fitbit will the stop E. U.'s at the end concerned of September the Fitbit a deal month earlier with entrenched than planned Google's position the bureau in says the online it's making the move market to meet by and ended increasing the year deadline the already to submit vast the numbers amount of data used to that redraw the company could congressional use to districts personalize the ads change concerns its probe researchers aims politicians to ensure and the control civil rights by Google activists the such data who believe collected the data through collection wearable process devices will miss does hard not distort to count competition communities the including E. U. worries minorities that and such immigrants an advantage and produce would raise less barriers trustworthy for rivals data to match I'm my company Google's online services well the probe on the schools the E. U.'s role in global efforts to regulate big tech I'm Charles the last month
Biden’s Top Running-Mate Contenders Emerge as He Enters Key Week
"So here's the thing with Biden's process. NBC reported that he is supposed to meet with all of these potential picks this week by midweek and judging counting on my fingers, let's see mid week that would be tomorrow. So if you're going to meet by midweek that's tomorrow. Hump Day. Kamala Harris, Karen Bass are two of the front runners Susan Rice. She's 100 front runner and then Additionally, NBC says Congresswoman Val Demings from Florida is under consideration. And Senator Elizabeth Warren. But there right now considered the also rans that he is in a position right now where he's thinking Kamala Harris, Karen Bass or Susan Rice for his top three Now, This is pretty interesting, because one we were familiar with Susan Rice. She's you know, a neo con, deeply conventional person in Washington D C very much to return to the status quo. She's very Lying comes very easily to her. She's been doing it for years. She doesn't mind doing it to the American public s o. She would do whatever it is that the Biden campaign needs and restore the status quo to Washington, which everyone's really amped up for. It can't wait to get back to the old days on. That's what Susan Rice would represent. And then there's Kamala Harris, who, for whatever reason, is under consideration in the midst of this giant conversation around police and law enforcement injustice. They decided to go for a prosecutor who treated people deeply unfairly left exonerating evidence off the table that would have helped people on death row in prison people for marijuana usage and then later laughed about her own marijuana usage, flaming hypocrite in all of those ways, so she's out there, both of them rather well known, but there's 1/3 person. And it's congresswoman, Karen Bass from California, and she is one of the least scrutinized people at the national level in all of American politics. And for that reason, Boy, have you noticed how many stories and headlines have popped up in the last few days about her past and about what she has said and done. I wondered to myself if she's regretting being part of this screening process for VP If she's like, Oh, man, the senator not well for me all my skeletons air coming out of the
TikTok contributes to US stock market growth
"Index futures falling this morning as President Trump's tried to ban Tic Tac failing a sale of his U. S operations. Ooh! Sharp rebukes from China hurting investors set of it. Microsoft has emerges a savior to young users of Tic Tac who prays to tech industry giant for trying to buy parts of the social media companies operations in hopes of avoiding our US shut down.
3 men rescued from tiny island after writing giant SOS in sand
"Have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant S O s in the sand that was spotted from above that have been missing for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted. On an uninhabited island by searchers on Australian and U. S aircraft. The men were in good condition and an Australian military helicopter landed on the beach gave them food and water. Micronesian Patrol vessel was due to pick them up,
Students for Life activists arrested for defacing Black Lives Matter mural
"Joining us right now, Kristen Hawkins, who is president of students for life. Of America and Kristin to ofyour activists were arrested this past weekend. Right here in Washington. D C. Good morning. Why were they arrested? Good morning. Thanks for having me today. Yeah, we What? Out Saturday. It was national pro life generation sidewalks. So we had students across the country going to Planned Parenthood. Another abortion, silly, praying counsel women. Our team went out there to paint the street to say black, pre born lives matter. We had written the mayor sensor there had painted the streets of the seed black lives matter and allow the group of asked for this. Add on her paintings to say deep on the police, and she allowed him to do that, with how the formal on to do with permanently we had written, the mayor asked her to allow us the same light as she allowed the other activists. We have spoken with them done on that perm it the police called us NASA's issues. Temporary paint, which we complied with. We've got out there for him on Saturday and had six squad cars waiting for threatening the rest. If you are To attempt to put anything on the street. So being activists we have a backup plan it sidewalk chalk with us. We do this all the time. One of our team members Warner, who actually counted upon the pregnancy there every Saturday and sidewalk chalk every single Saturday. Began to sidewalk chalk, black reborn lives matter in front of the planned Parenthood on the sidewalk. Not on the street. Ah, one with one eye open university, Erica Catelyn, and the police arrested them for simply sidewalk, chalking and I want to make sure I understand this correctly. You did ask for a Permit. It sounds like it was granted you then here to what they told you to do, which is used temporary paint, and it sounds based on you applying for that permit that the police knew in advance when you were going to be there, And when you plan to paint this is that how they knew you were going to be there and with it already predetermined. Do you think by the police that they plan to arrest you? If you did anything to the sidewalk, including writing black black lives matter, even if it was done in shock. Umm Yeah, we had written their advance of getting the permit telling her, you know, we we know you have opened the streets up now to public expression. You can't discriminate based on you know what messages painted in the streets. We would like you to extend us the same rights and we gave her deadline and we said we're going to be out there Saturday. All his first and father planned parent heart. If you do not respond, we will take that as acceptance that you know what we're doing. And in fact, her office the mayor's office, I contacted D C special events office who then contacted our team. We got a permit to assemble because you have to have a permit. We had to have a committee. Cirio assemble. 50 people are under wearing masks, social distancing. We've got that permit. The police officers called us asked us to please use temporary paint, which we complied with. But that's how they knew where we could be out there on and we got pretty loud and clear the mayor's answers when she had six Claude cars leading for us, and when we asked the police officers on the scene You know who they were Reporting to who? Their boss wise thie officer in charge directly responded the mayor. Amazing. Amazing, So they just used your attempts to be good citizens as in as a road map to find you and then to eventually arrest your activists in all of this, Kristen, you know, One thing that really sticks out to me is the disparate treatment that your group has received, as when it comes to free expression in the district. So you mentioned it before. But it bears repeating right next to the mural that Miria ll Bowser authorized, which was defunded mystery, which was black Lives matter. She's put it right in front of the White House in giant letters, activist Black lives matter. Activists came in and added, defund the police of their own accord. They they did that without a permit. They just put it right next to the black lives matter, and they put it in permanent paint on the ground immediately in front of the White House. Rather than punish those people. Miriam Bastard gave them the OK after it was over. Those words are still painted on the ground right now in front of the White House and have been for the last month or two. Meanwhile, you're activists used shock on the sidewalk and were arrested. It's starting to sound like you have grounds for a lawsuit. Are you going to file one? Absolutely. This is clear viewpoint discrimination. Our team has been flooded with requests for legal aid groups have been coming in saying We will help you sue the city because this is a slam dunk. Constitutional First Amendment case, and we believe it is so we we have our own in house legal counsel that we work with. We were hiring criminal defense attorneys for morning Erica the two individuals who were arrested for sidewalk talking, and then we're also bringing on a team of lawyers who will be handling our First Amendment federal lawsuit against the city and the mayor. And Chris and I also want to ask about the message that you were sending out the message that was chalked, which is Moon black. Pre boy born lives matter. How has that message been received by people when you point out the fact that so many black Children are aborted in our country that I mean that's what's so sad. If you think about this case, while Warner and Erica are being arrested and being processed and book to Metro police Planned Parenthood on Saturday across the nation ended alive of 360 black Children. That is what they dio every single day for out of five Planned Parenthood locations are in walking distance from minority dense population. The abortion rate for black women is five times higher than white women. It is very clear that not only does planned Parenthood and now their own employees are admitting that Planned Parenthood has a racist past with their founder, Margaret Sanger, who was a genesis to believe that birth control and sterilization was a solution to a limiting what people she called human leads, but they also have a racist. Present and it needs to be addressed right now. This is an important conversation happening within our nation, and we want to add to that conversation would say absolutely black lives matter. The one you say black lives matter. We also mean lives that had not only been born, but lives are in the wounds are freeborn minds their lives that are about to be born, you know, or Children that are about to be born. You've got Kanye West in recent days talking about this is well, he tweeted just a couple days ago. Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years. I'm not sure of his numbers are right, but he definitely is getting to a real issue on DH. He also tweeted I cried at the thought of a boarding my firstborn and everyone was so concerned about me. I'm concerned for the world that feels you shouldn't cry about this subject. What's your reaction to seeing Kanye West to come along and say, Yeah, this is a real issue. Yeah. I mean, I think this is a very raw and emotional issue for so many Americans. I think it is so sad to see. So I watched, you know, Campaign speech in South Carolina. He broke down, crying, talking about how he himself was almost aborted by his mother on then how this discussion happened with his firstborn child, whether or not to abort her and end her life. I think that resonated with millions of Americans. I mean, I meet people all the time you say I was on the operating table and I gotta walk out. I don't know why I do I You know, I didn't have the money. I was scared to death. But I just knew I couldn't have the abortion. And no day goes by that. I'm not grateful for making that. Choice for life, so I think what it was so well. It was so emotional. I think it regulated with so many Americans. Why do you think it's very sad? I was really something in Hollywood. You know articles about what car long with Connie West? Yes, Conquest is crazy and one I think we need to be very careful about how we label people crazy. This mental health in a very real concern in our names, and we shouldn't be labeling people who may have been, you know. Late diagnosis by Paul Alors crazy and it's okay. And it's okay to admit that some people have it. Thank you, Cristian. Sorry. Just cause we're out of time. But it is okay to stay. Some people have it right on some issues and wrong on others. He's completely right on the issue of
3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
"Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant sos sign in the sun that was spotted from above by planes the Australian defense department says the man had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when the sos distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited piccolo island the trio to apparently set up by boat on July thirty heading full and I told when they sailed off course and then on to fuel when the Australian military helicopter landed on the island beach searchers found the grouping good condition and gave them food and water sos is an internationally recognized distress signal the originates from Morse code I'm Charles the last
3 men rescued from tiny island after writing giant SOS in sand
"Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant so Wes in the sand that was spotted from above. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted on an uninhabited island by searchers. On Australian and U. S aircraft. The men were found in good condition on Australian military helicopter landed on the beach to give them some food and water. Later, a Micronesian patrol vessel was due to pick
Drinking is Expensive
"Hi Everyone. Welcome to recovery happy hour where we talk about life beyond the bottle and what happens after we stopped drinking I'm your host Tricia and in almost four years of not drinking I've saved over twenty grand. That's enough money to buy either a used Honda civic or two, thousand, two, hundred and twenty four packages a frozen meatballs from Ikea. Thank you for joining me. Guys drinking is expensive and that's the topic of today's introduction. Drinking is expensive. I, have a tracker APP on my phone that tells me how much money I've saved by not spending money on alcohol and today it says twenty, thousand, three, hundred and seventy dollars. But I think that number is actually a estimate and that it could be closer to about twenty six thousand dollars, which is just nuts. So a little back story when I quit drinking also owned business that I had just put a bunch of money into to expand our kitchen space that we were in. That's actually one of the reasons why I got sober because I was about to take on this huge project and I knew that I wouldn't survive if I kept drinking the way that I was drinking. So I started getting into recovery and spent my first full year learning how to not drink. I ignored a lot of the rest of my life. You know I, let my debt continue to build without. Really thinking that much about it. I kept working on business and I learned how to be sober. That was my number one priority in after your one when not drinking was my new normal I poked my head out of the sand and I realized that even as someone who considered myself as a highly functioning alcoholic and fairly responsible I had neglected some major areas of my life, my finances being number one. This is also a reason why I think that year two of sobriety is sometimes harder than the first year because usually have to do a lot of cleanup. The new shiny feeling of early sobriety wears off and you got to learn how to just live your life now. So I continued to work my ass off on a business try to be financially responsible but by year three of sobriety I realized I was on the way to needing to close my business. There are a lot of reasons behind that. That aren't super important to get into. But what is important is that closing a business especially one that you can't sell it takes a lot of difficult decisions to do. It is responsibly as possible when it comes to finances. So in between consumer debt and business debt, I have been plugging away at this giant number for close to four years now. I've had a second job for almost two years I changed careers late twenty nineteen. I lived with my parents for a little while which had its own set of challenges. But still is an opportunity that I was incredibly grateful for. And I closed my business at the end of last year I started a new job and I continued to chip away at the debt. You know thinking back when I was drinking wasn't just about what I was spending on booze. It was also about what I was spending money on when I was drunk Nordstrom. Saw Me at my worst. Also, what I was spending my money on to help myself feel better when I was hung over again Nordstrom saw me at my worst and I have the designer shoes election approve it. It was the things purchased online in a blackout. It was all the Times I said August this round when I, was happy hour with my friends blissfully ignoring the fact that I couldn't afford that next round it was the last hours spent being hung over not being able to be a productive human being you know not working not coming up with new ideas not contributing to the world. I. Dug myself into debt financially. And emotionally and physically and spiritually I mean. Alcohol puts you into debt in more ways than you ever realize I was basically in the red in always possible. But as of this past weekend. I in finally debt free. I paid off my last payment on my credit card. My business is behind me a completely closed chapter financially, and as an unmarried woman who lives in my single income household. This feels like a really big deal that I've worked incredibly hard for. But. I wouldn't be anywhere close to where I am now how they not stopped drinking.
3 men rescued from a tiny, uninhabited, Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
"Three men have been rescued from a tiny, uninhabited island in Micronesia. The men had been missing in the Pacific for nearly three days. When U S Coast Guard an Australian searchers spotted their giant s O s signal scrolled in the sand Monday. All three were said to be in good condition.
NASA astronauts splash down to Earth after historic mission
"Times, the first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company parachute into a safe conclusion in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. It was the first water landing by NASA astronauts since 1975 when the agency's crews were still flying to and from orbit and the Apollo modules used for the historic American moon missions. Riding in the capsule built and operated by Space. Six. The rocket company found about yuan musk to NASA astronauts Robert Banking and Douglas Hurley splashed down your Pensacola, Florida on Sunday afternoon. The crew dragon capsule suspended under four giant billing, orange and white parachutes settled up right into the water at a gentle pace of 15 miles per hour at 2:48 p.m. Eastern time. Michael Hyman, Space X engineer communicating with astronauts. Said on behalf of the space X and NASA teams Welcome back to Planet Earth and thanks for flying in
Companies "need to ban" skin-lightening creams, activist says
"Fire fire for for making making Billions Billions of of dollars dollars selling selling skin skin lightening lightening products products that that anti anti racism racism activists activists say say promote promote colorism colorism corporations corporations like like Loreal Loreal and Johnson and Johnson are now promising to discontinue or renamed their lines of bleaching creams. CBS News Foreign correspondent MTs Tie up reports New York Never in her wildest dreams did Nina Devilry thinks she'd be crowned Miss America? I'm so proud to be the first Indian Miss America. But not not everyone everyone was was celebrating celebrating her her barrier barrier breaking breaking wind. wind. I I was was born born in in New New York York Go Go orange orange in in India, India, where where Devil Devil Lurie's Lurie's family family immigrated immigrated from from her complexion was being dissected. The morning after I won Miss America and I woke up to an Indian headlined that said. Is Miss America too Dark to be Miss India Devil, Lurie says criticism of her darker skin tone is part of an ugly concept known as Colorism. What is colorism? The idea that fair skin is better than darker skin. The idea that white is considered more elite than darker skin complexions, and that inherently in itself is racism. Livia Natural fairness body notion ads like these are shown across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Helping to fuel a demand for skin lightening products like these branded white perfect white glow. And white beauty. Creams contain chemical agents that can reduce melon in content. Some if used incorrectly, it can damage the skin light skin tones. Major corporations corporations like like Loreal, Loreal, Unilever Unilever and and Johnson Johnson and and Johnson Johnson are are all all part part of of the the industry, industry, which which is is worth worth over over $8 $8 billion billion a a year. year. Promoting Promoting the the idea idea that that lighter lighter skin skin is beautiful skin. My grandmother, you see user and so my mom saw it. Sort, normalize and just saw it was the thing to do. Stephanie Yeboah is a British Canadian author. You've written that at 14 years old, you began what you've called a toxic love affair. With skin whitening cream. Yeah, I started lightning my skin because I thought well, if I can alleviate one of the things that makes me have no privilege, which was my skin color, I thought that I could do a bit better in life. Thebes beauty industry is experiencing a racial reckoning following black lives matter. Protests Cosmetic giants are being accused of hypocrisy for claiming to stand against racism. Well, at the same time promoting whiteness. In a statement, Johnson and Johnson said it'll no longer sell to skin lightening lotions, Loreal said. It's removing the words white, fair and light from its skin products. Navias parent company followed removing whitening and fair from products and marketing. While Unilever's renaming it's hugely popular, fair and lovely cream to glow in lovely Is renaming these products enough. They need to ban the products. They don't. They don't need to rename it. I mean, I don't see what we name and is going to do when the intended effect of the product is still the same person is still going to be lighter. Tebow is says she's come a long way from hating her skin toe loving it something that's letter to body positivity activism as a social media influencer. Do you want to say to girls today? I would say first and foremost, you are beautiful. Your skin is beautiful. Your skin tells such a beautiful, deep story from your ancestors back in Africa, too. Now there's such a Huge history there that you have coated around you. You should be proud of that. No. Both Stephanie and Eunice say corporations really just need to get rid of products like these, and also that communities of color need toe. Let go of these long held standards of beauty so that everybody can love the skin therein. No matter the shade, India's type of London Time to move along
Coronavirus: Hospitalizations show improving situation in California
"Numbers. and I hope everyone The adopts pandemic the simple in the Bay and Area. effective measures, Number of people especially hospitalized washing with covert your hands. 19 KCBS in the nine County is Bay helping area the dropped Bay Area over the stay weekend. connected California's for more, positivity go to radio rate has dot also com improved slash stay from connected. a high of 8% to Coming up just on KCBS. blow 6.5%. I'm Kathy Novak with a closer World look Health at the Corona Organization virus recommends crisis a state or inside region maintain California's a 5% prisons, positivity rate Part for one at least of two our weeks week Long series before lifting shelter on at home and that social is distancing coming up protocol's. in five minutes. There First, have been though, two it's sports more covert time. And 19 here, Steve related Baker. inmate deaths So at giant San today's Quentin, fans bringing how the many number times of Corona during virus the strange deaths. season At If you the watch prison your to team 21 play and wanted to coming pull up a 10 the plug 20. on We the
Microsoft, TikTok officials in White House talks to prevent total ban
"Tiktok is a short form video social media platform, extremely popular with Gen, Z. and millennials during the global pandemic the APP outpaced instagram in of download eating the two billion mark back in April. If you know any teens or adults lockdown and board, you're probably familiar with the platform. Tick Tock has over two hundred, million users us but it's owned by Chinese company Bite Dance, which is where most of the political drama begins United States Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo has consistently voiced concerns about the APPS ties to the Chinese government back in July he lumped Tiktok in with wall way in terms of national security. We are now evaluating each instance where we believe that US citizens data that they have on their phones or in their system or in their healthcare records. We want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't have a way to easily access that president trump this weekend suggested banning the APP in the US. We're looking at Tick Tock we may be banning talk. We may be doing some other things that are a couple of options. And Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has confirmed that the department's Committee on foreign. In. The US is reviewing tiktok citing. National. Security concerns, he spoke to ABC over the weekend. I do chair Syfy, which is the committee on Foreign Investment on the United States I've said publicly that it's under review I will say publicly that the entire committee agrees that Tiktok cannot stay in the current format exit risks sending back information on a hundred million Americans. Amid, Washington's focus on national security Microsoft announced that it made by tick tock or at least part of it. Over the weekend the tech giant confirmed that it's in talks to acquire the tick Tock Business in Iraq Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and then it's working with the government deal.
The latest on TikTok: Microsoft takeover talks, a potential U.S. ban and more
"Latest flareup between the US and China is tiktok again, the video sharing APP president trump threatened to ban the APP Friday some policy makers of said TIKTOK poses a national security risk because it could share the US user data with the Chinese government. Something tiktok has repeatedly denied tiktok parent company in China Bite Dance says despite. A possible ban in the US it remains committed to its global audience for more. Here's marketplace's China correspondent. Jennifer, pack Shanghai tiktok owner by dense is headquartered in Beijing, and because of this US officials are worried that by dance could let the Communist Party of China access. The data tiktok collects from American users and allegation denied by Bite dance and the Chinese government over the weekend by dance released A. Statement on Chinese social media saying the firm faces all kinds of quote complex and unimaginable difficulties alluding to the U. S., China trade tension plus cultural differences by dance also accuses facebook. It's competitor in overseas markets of smear and plagiarism. No doubt referring to facebook's release of a Tiktok like product called instagram reels a memo from BITE DANCES CO to its staff leaked to the Chinese tech new site. Ping West. Says Tiktok is committed to serve American users and has no choice but to sell its US operations Microsoft confirms it is now currently in talks to take over tick talks operations in the Canada Australia and New Zealand. A few comments on the Chinese web say US Action Against Tiktok is fitting since China locks US tech giants like facebook, Google and twitter in Shanghai I'm Jennifer pack for marketplace.
Port of Virginia cuts carbon dioxide emissions with hybrid cargo carriers
"When shipping containers arrive at a port by boat truck or train, they need to be moved and stacks. They're ready for the next leg of their journey. Special vehicles, kind of like giant forklifts get the job done. At any one time on a terminal, you may see forty to sixty of them operating. Kit Chope is vice president of sustainability for the Virginia. Port. Authority. He says, these carriers traditionally run on diesel. But over the past five years, the PORTA Virginia has been experimenting with a handful of hybrid diesel electric vehicles as a way to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and noise. We went through some growing pains quite frankly, we didn't have the experience maintaining them, but we finally realized that that was A. that. We wanted to continue to invest in. Last Fall the port spent twenty three million dollars to buy twenty five more low emissions carriers. Chope, says even though they're more expensive, the added cost will be offset by the fuel savings. About three to five years depending on how they're deployed and how they're operated, it'll pay for itself. So he says investing in, Greener. Technology, at ports can make economic sense and help clean up one part of the shipping industry.
Here Comes The Sun Powered Energy
"ME. who could possibly be at seven in the morning. Hold on calming each. You think a person would have patients especially this hour. who is it delivery from earth giant long dot com. For me that can't be right. I I always buy my stuff from local shops. Earth giant Lung Dot Com just temps people to buy stuff, they don't need. A Good Morning Good Morning I've got some baggage is here. This one. Wait a minute. You've got like a hundred and fifty packages behind you. Are you sure there for me, Hunt says right here on the package Guy Rasi next door to the gingerbread mansion, and here we go this one. that. Wait a minute of these packages are dress to mindy. Guy. Roz Mindy. Oh. You mean her yet you got it. there. What is going off? Cabins fermenting coming along. Well, IT'S A. Baby. What is going on? Just dealing with a little delivery from Earth's giant lung, dot com small delivery. There's like A. Fifty boxes coming up that. One hundred and ninety two boxes to be precise. The ninety two boxes and anyway, why are half of them being delivered to my house? Oh. So turns out. Earth's giant lung. Dot Com has a limit on how many boxes that they'll deliver to a single address. So I had to put yours down to hope you don't mind. Mindy one of you ordered. I. Mean I know you've got a food truck and all, but I mean, this can't be cricket. bbq. It's not cricket powder. Why wouldn't need so much crooked powder. Well, then what could you have possibly ordered? Well, just the other day I was sitting at home minding my own beeswax zoodles told me that it was cyber Monday. Cyber Funday will what are you talking? Oh. So Cyber Funday is the day when all of these shopping websites like earth giant lung, dot, com have deals on everything. You could ever want in everything. You didn't even know you wanted all these toys and glitter bombs in unicorns that poop rainbows and UNICORNS. The pope potatoes in bake ovens and keychains and novelty gives an inspirational decorative plates see. This one says love laugh live. Even got in on Danis. Would you order? Hundred veget- spinners they were overstocked. But two, thousand, seventeen. Will be restless again. I'm bored Mindy. I don't understand you sure you need all this stuff. Yes. Of course, I don't need it. Geyer is it was all fail. I use the money that I made from those? Bars that Reggie Ni- sold to his Paleo Pigeon. and Boy Howdy. We made a fortune on those things. I walked away from that business venture with a thousand dollars. Wait wait hold on hold on. You're telling me you made a thousand dollars in profit from selling bird seed. Paleo. Energy bars, and you decided to spend it on a bunch of a bunch of junk. Well, you know what you always say Guy Roz one birds trashes other birds treasure. What I don't see that. Yeah. You do remember last week when Reggie helped you fish all those old plastic bottles and aluminum cans from Dennis's trash. Hey reg over here. Can you give me a hand? I'm going through Dennis is trash and he's not recycling anything I mean. Fish all these bottles and cans out of this trash bin. You want us to help you. Dentists as. Well as I always say, reg one birds, trash is another bird treasure. The Wow. Do you remember? Oh. Yeah. But but I was talking about trash that could actually be recycled and turned into something new. Because otherwise all that trash gets dumped into a giant trash dump or landfill, and well, that's not good for our environment. Picking Up. down. Guy. Arise talking about rash turning into treasure. Meant recycling deaths. Oh, and Xiaojing Bhai these one hundred and nine hundred boxes. Actually one, hundred, ninety, two boxes downing judging by those one, hundred, ninety, two boxes. You actually generated more trash. You, know what they say. I one person's trash is another person's toilet paper dispenser. That plays Christmas. Songs. report. You're calling my Wifi enabled Bluetooth, ready egg beater earings. Well. Yes. Sir I mean, no, I mean. Look at all the plastic and cardboard out here. All these things you've ordered are packed in stuff that's going to go in the trash. Recycling. India, unfortunately, that's not going to solve the problem. Of course, it will. What are you talking about Garros? Haven't? You heard heard what? Well, for the past few decades, a lot of our recycling things like paper and plastic and glass has actually been shipped off to China to get recycled. Except over the past year, China has told the world that it can't take all of our junk anymore. Why not? Well, we humans have generated too much of it and recycling all of that crash has become too difficult for China. So, what does that mean for how we recycle our garbage? Well, it means that in many cities in America and even in other countries they stopped recycling. Just stopped, recycling like Dennis. Mandy. I didn't stop recycling I never started gay Roz, if they're not recycling than what's happening with all that cardboard and plastic, well, a lot of it is being incinerated or burned. Well, that sounds like a pretty good plan to me. Well, unfortunately, it's not because every time you burn this stuff, it creates pollution in our air pollution that makes our air dirty
NASA astronauts splash down in SpaceX Dragon capsule, capping historic mission
"Capsule with US astronauts on board returning to earth using an ocean splash down all going well, especially with the scalding reentry. That was the 12 minute reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, And that's where the heat shield comes into effect. It's 3500 degrees fair. The hype is like a giant fireball coming in, and everything went absolutely perfectly All those Apollo missions by the way, 45 plus years ago back in the late sixties and seventies. Follow those capsules with those astronauts splashed down in the Pacific is the 1st 1 has splashed down right off the coast of Florida boxes. Phil Keating. NASA astronauts Bob Banking and Doug Hurley back home after two months stint On board the international space Station,
Trump wants to ban Tik Tok
"Actually let's talk a little bit about Tick Tock today I performed this morning. An Act of rebellion. I downloaded installation talk on my iphone because who knows how much longer I'll be able to do it it's very confusing I don't know what's going on. Tick Tock, which is owned by the Chinese company Bite Dance Safest that committee. Or foreign investment in the United. States apparently is investigating I. Think they actually issued a ruling saying that like, wow away tick tock was a threat to the United States One of the ways tiktok became really big as by acquiring a couple years ago musically, which is really I think from what I see on. tiktok kind of the backbone of what Tick Tock is these days, which is lip synching or acting or dancing to an original track It's it's very entertaining. It's a it's probably the most engaging social network out there. But apparently, it's a threat to our way of life. On Friday the president on Air Force One. said that he was about to ban it as soon as yesterday. From the United States I'm not sure under what law safest can do it I think. But I don't know if the president can by executive order banning application. then for the last week Microsoft Been. Negotiating to buy the American rights to talk to kind of create a tick tick Tock America that would be separate from the Chinese bite. Dance. TIKTOK. But then the president says I'M GONNA ban it but I don't want anybody to buy it. So, micro-. Microsoft said. Threw their hands off and said figure it out and there. They didn't end the conversation with bite dance. Apparently, they were fairly close but they're not forwarding it until they find out what happens I'm GonNa make a prediction. Nothing is going to happen except now people are going to download and use TIKTOK. Brianna is tick tock a threat to national security. It's not a unique threat to national security. We need to have a conversation about the kinds of information social media APPS are able to download from our phones. We all remember the scandals of facebook on android downloading your tire phone list gang everyone you've ever called. We need to have a conversation about that, but there's there's really no evidence that what Tiktok is pulling is any greater than what you know facebook instagram these other social media sites are. Pulling so far. So we need a wider discussion about that. How's it just want to say I wish I could tell you this was just trump in the Republicans that would make me very happy. My heart broke today to see Chuck Schumer on the Sunday morning shows advocating the same thing tech talk. So you know it's it is we need to have a conversation about national security and the amount of information were giving up but it's I think. To just focus on TIKTOK. Sign of. Phobia. Or Zena Phobia Paris, you seem like a Tiktok user. I that's only because you're younger than. I. Did recently re downloaded when this whole. Wanted to make sure that I had it. I'm sure is a common response. I agree with everything the Brown said in the sense that I don't know I've been particularly disturbed by. The reactions to take talks, data collection both from the left and right and just. Experts in the tech field generally over the past couple of months because it is definitely coming from a place of seeing phobia. I mean, we have so many different. American. Made APPS that. Do many of the same things I mean one thing that I've seen noted quite often as to talk has the ability to see what you've. You know copied near Clipboard when guests so do most of the apps you have on your phone. Is Operatives. It's not a tiktok specific problem. This came up because of Iowa's fourteen, which is in public Beta now so people are suddenly using it and dozens of applications. I. Think must be a library that they all subscribe to infect somebody a couple of weeks ago. Somebody told me that it was. Ad Library I use of what a clearly noninvasive program from panic software Call Code editor, which lets me log into my Server. with SSh and and edit files and things like that and it was. I got the same thing that you get on Iowa's fourteen O, coders looking clipboard every time I typed to character. Now I don't think coded only panic software famous for an FTP program and this H. Program is at spying on me obviously, they're not. they're using the same code library. So it's a, it's a, it's a bug. That's what Lincoln Microsoft's linked in said as well. So. I think it's also just one of those things where if you're building an APP especially in. The Tom I. Don't know there was a time when absence of for being built were there wasn't this conversation about security and privacy. Why would map designers not take the position of? Yeah. All the things maybe we'll need that information talk said quite credibly. We're just looking to see if you put a url on your clipboard so we can pasted in. That seems credible I. Don't know if you need to do it every single time I type of character that seems like more that book I can tell you firsthand from developing an Iowa it's often easiest just to get it submitted to the APP store to take a bunch of permissions and It's just it's like you're trying to debugging in. Store, to accept it is just quirky. I can't tell you how many times I in other APP developers have. Just it's a very, very quirky system. So I, think this is just in Beta. I think it's really important to point out as far as the impetus for this I personally do not think it's a coincidence that tiktok was widely credited for disrupting trump's Tulsa rally a couple of weeks ago and Sarah Cooper is so famous for she's making five star she's she's amazing and those videos are brutal to trump and I I don't. That's a coincidence. She does trump limps licks lip sync. And I was talking to a friend said you know is the trump on TV I can't understand what he's saying but then I watched Cooper and that makes sense Sarah ads expressions and Gestures and all kinds of makes sense all of us and so I don't think the president should be so quick to to not like Sarah purchase he's adding context Might have something to do with it certainly in his mind because we know. You know. I don't know what he's going to do to Cape Pop stands because they were the other the other group that apparently figured out that you could register took on trump's team has got to be wise enough to know you can't take on the capons stands. Being. The capon stands the United States would crumble. Yes. That would be it would be over right. You just can't win against the K pop stands So. They were both advocating people sign up for the Tulsa Rally and not not show and Honestly the fault lies with Brad Par Scout trump's former campaign manager and his campaign team for believing all those registrations and building a giant outdoor stage. Giant parking lot so that the millions of people who are going to be coming because they all registered would have somewhere to be, and then I loved. Well, I shouldn't say that that sounds partisan was interesting to see the one person with the baby stroller in that giant area and the rest of the arena half full or third full So I could see why he might be a little angry about that. Is there. No, Matt. And I'm not putting you in the position of speaking for the government I want to say that in fact, we should have said that. That Nazi for the. Federal government but you also having worked Akiko Google you understand how you know a little bit about how this stuff works the the there's not any proof that while way for instance, has ever done anything. Particularly Evil they've done some commercial espionage apparently, but nothing could particularly evil but there's the potential if they run the entire five G. Network that at some point, they could inject malicious software to the network or shut it down. Is What could Even even sounds stupid asking it. What could take time do? It's the forbidden APP. If you think about it if you don't have it on your phone, it could disappear at any time. No I think it's it's less about that although you do see companies like Amazon saying, Hey, on your work phone or work device please don't install. And they did it. Because they realize Oh we do business with these guys. Let's not this them off but wells Fargo did that I think the Department of Defense I don't know about you sds, but it's reasonable if you've got a company phone. Probably shouldn't have facebook or instagram on it either you right? Yeah. I keep my twitter and all that stuff very far away from work phone. It's my it's my personal account, but you know it's I can understand why people want to have just a a sense of okay. Let's be careful. Let's see what's going on and then You know just making sure that you can depend on the. Tools all the way down reflections on trusting trust. You can put things into a compiler, which then you can remove it from the source code and turns out that thing can stay in the compiler for years and years and years. So you know you don't WanNa be load bearing on any particular technology that you can't quite vouch for his guesses what people are thinking, what would be the legal? How could a president ban an APP in the United States I was thinking about this in the one thing the United States government is very effective at is We we we went after Isis in I sell at a very effective way instead of this Ip address to a recruitment site you can't access it. So my my guess would be the executive order would basically grafter the ISP's and say you can't go to this particular ISP but think about that I know of VPN products is sponsor show sponsored mind and to know how few seconds would take the average teenager together VPN account to just keep their tiktok going. Yesterday I downloaded the tiktok cap the first video that came up credit account 'cause I forgot my previous password was a if Tiktok it's banned. Here's how to get around it. You don't Vpn you can go into the settings, your phone, change your country of origin to Canada and then You're great. Exactly I mean it's not enforceable basically So I mean one thing Leo I think. Matt and I would probably agree that we do need to. I don't know if it's more oversight from the point of sale like on the APP store or Google play I I don't know if it's kind of an External Code audit policy for these kinds of APPs on their own by countries I. Think we agree we we need more oversight and we need to make sure all of these are not stealing data from people and just to get people very brief history lesson you know Edward Snowden had some very serious allegations about our own spying agencies using. Facebook to gather intelligence on people all around the world there's evidence for that. There's no hard evidence at this point the Tiktok is doing any of this. So if we're serious about doing this, the answer isn't to further balkanize the United States from the rest of the world the answers to form coalitions with other countries say look if you're going to operate here in, you know if you're gonNA have the software operating in our country here, the rule you have to follow you can't just arbitrarily download people's Phone books, there's going to be You know civil fights. That's clearly the way to go is got to be bigger than just tiktok. I'm just looking at Tick Tock on my iphone. It has access to my photos because I gave it access to my photo so I could put a profile picture on there. it gives me notifications I could turn that off. That's that's a push though that's not a poll. Background APP refresh means it can run in the background and cellular data doesn't ask for. location data doesn't ask for I mean facebook asks for ten times more. That's why I don't have it on my phone. I. mean the worst thing Tiktok does is waste millions of hours a productivity, and maybe that's a recent ban I don't know. But I, just I don't understand how it could be used. If it's not getting location permissions, how could it be used maliciously and I think it is getting location position. I know that I've know anecdotally at least from a couple of friends whenever they let's say go to Connecticut to visit family or something they will suddenly get Connecticut. Themed Tiktok content or something similar. Okay. that could just be from. Connection you can get that from the IP address so they could get a Geo location through IP address without asking APP without telling apple that they're doing that that would make sense. Okay. So they're getting them. Every cannon probably, I hate to say it probably does do that.
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"That was Huey Lewis and the news with the national anthem before game. Three of the eighty seven playoff series giants cardinals at cal State Park. Welcome back to giant splash. Where speaking with you Louis and Huey Bob. Seger tweet it out. After alkaline died recently that really loved. K-line that K Line and maize were two of his favorite players. Have you had some pretty good conversations with other musicians over the years about baseball because th- There's so many folks like yourself in the industry who loved the Game Yet wrought Michael? Keaton is become a friend. We fish together. He lives in Montana to and and he's the Pittsburgh pirates fanatic. So we talk. We talk baseball a lot. There and I remember the old We remember the fires back in the day was startling. All deal out that they're great arezzo and he's he's still open they're gonNA return but Yeah but but LOT LOT MUSIC AND MUSIC. Sports are interesting to say. You know. We're a lot of like we we we spend a Lotta time in coliseums and take showers together and I always hear musician musician saying man. I love the game. I wish I could play that I hear ballplayers say man. I love the music. I wish I could play. There seems to be a real crossover. That's how we first met Joe Montana and Dwight Gooden runny Lott and and And Ricky Ellison at at at the damage at the bare musical arts once and then And they said they. I think they were there to present an award or something we met and they said. Hey looks once you let us sing on one of your songs? We'll let you think he snaps a great soap so we got him just to get. Those four guys came in sang on on. If they're the guys in the back. Yeah it was funny. Actually because you know we use those four guys and And we tripled tracked him. We did it like three times and it sounded like one hundred people and On the next record sport we had a song called. I know what I like. We wanted that same idea we would. We'd have them shout and then we put little harmonies over the top of them so it sounded like a whole big gang of people thinking you know and so we tried a next week. We have something we want to try to that effect so we did that ourselves. We went out shout out. I like but it sounded so weedy compared to the forty niners finally we had to go up to Rockland and taped them singing either like in order to get. That sounds 'cause they're big. They got big voices. You know funny. Yeah well I I imagine you grew up listening to Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons and it just on me A lot of times I used to see you guys hang out with lawn or maybe Lon was hanging out with you At least Bill Gibson. The drummer was their connection with you guys and and and lawn. Oh yeah I I was. I was Russ Hodges as paper boy. In when he lived in Shannon Shannon No valley yeah and then and then But later on we got to know lawn through. I think we first met at a golf serve but when mccovey golf tournament probably and we got real close and Spend a lot of time with him towards the end. Yeah he was. Lying was great yet all the great stories. Oh Yeah One guy and smart and funny and just such a pleasure to hang out with really fun year Baseball Career Huey. I mean you moved your family from New York in Nineteen fifty five three years before the giants showed up. You grew up in Mill Valley Strawberry Point School. Ed McGuire Middle School before they built Detroit. Who Middle School and then you went to Prep School in New Jersey and you play ball there You pitched a bit. You played them short. What was that experience like? All of a sudden you know heading east because you're so young man now is great. You know I had two great coaches growing up one in Mill Valley Clarence Bush who was From insulted from Texas and he was just a great great coach in and taught us the game properly. And then I had another great coach. Lawrenceville called Jim Wa who's WHO's also our poetry teacher English in poetry teacher and it's still alive and We convenes we convene bunch of once a year sometimes to to kind of he gives each is an English class. He does he we did. The natural was one of his favorite books. You know Madame Medicine natural and he he would teach it and as I lay dying also heavy stuff but but but he was a great great coach and And a lot of fun to play with by for I'm only played Infield shortstop but But my senior year We didn't have much of a pitching staff and so i. I volunteered that pitch at work. My way up the number two guy. Wow that's amazing. Career might be too big a word for my baseball when baseball percents. We'll come on. You had a perfect score on the math. Sat and you're going to cornell in the engineering department and you're going to play ball there but thanks cut a detoured from there. Right true to you off bummed around Europe and discover the harmonica music of US Ross. Yeah didn't didn't play it. Didn't go out didn't go out for the team when I go just joined. Bands played music. Wendy the harmonica move ahead of the glove Right then yeah and then but then of course there wasn't over because I came back to. Marin county joined clover and then we had a softball team to play your team. Jose Magnolia we have supple game some some bitter bitter rivalry we had U N. Okay now. Now let's get person you'll know that yet they do now. Yeah that was mid seventies You back yes softball that was before tournaments and leagues. I'm talking mid seventies southern Lorenzo and. Yeah you're playing. The clover band was the green uniforms and Leroy. Jose Magnolia with purple uniforms. I was seventy you know I think we. I think we you guys won. Probably won more games than we did but we drink more beer than you had more fun. No I live for times. Man That was a blast Because the name of the team was clover and that was your band at the time before the guys from clover and the guys from sound holes kind of destroyed with Huey Lewis and the news and that was that was classic Mill Valley stuff. I mean fat factory guys from the original band Johnny. He'll get some shots John Hopper still with you now. I mean. That's awesome sustainability row. Shoot I mean billy and I went to Ed McGuire at the same time because he was a year younger given class. But Yeah we we could say. We grew up together. So that was that. In those days in the sixties and Seventies. I mean everybody was in a band. That was what we that's what you did and it was live music everywhere. It's hard it's hard to fathom now but in those days you know they didn't have near the recorded. Nobody's spun records deejays. It was all live music in clubs and there. Was you know in our early days? In the late seventy mid mid seventies all through the seventies. There was five. Different clubs would have live music in. Marin County. Yeah. It was unbelievable. In fact my three older brothers played a bunch of music and still do we live up near. The CIPOLLINI is on the mountain. There Mario Your Old Bass player and your shirt from quicksilver and Alex call came out and played a couple of guys from the band Played softball with everybody. That was that was good broil park and Maguire all these fields around the county. No Pires kind of Fast Pitch. But yeah you're right. It was hardcore man. You had good players. You guys were loaded really fun. We look forward to it. Yeah well you're in Montana. Is Marin still home? Is Mill Valley still home? The partially out you know. We have the studio engineer cells. So we we we. We make our records in our our offices there and our hersal space and all that so. I still. I still get there from time to time but I pretty much stay out here in Montana where you know more cheese less rat were. Your parents into sports are baseball. I mean they were artistically inclined. Your Dad was a drummer. Your mom was an artist who hung out with poets. Your Dad was a doctor by trade but loved a big band. Jazz and dixie scenes. Never let my dad played a little ball. He was a caffeinated played. Played a little ball. Yeah I mean he played with me you got. You gave me my start. You know we bleed. Catches was a young kid. Yeah so yeah. Thanks for joining us for part. One of this giant splash podcast with Lewis. In part two we will get deeper into hueys new album weather including a video for one of the songs that features a certain giants manager who three championships and we share a bunch of stories on Hueys Childhood Idol Willie mays and a lot of other cool stuff. Stay tuned for part to 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 and performed by Lauren. Gold and Ray. 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"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Know yeah and was this at Pebble Beach Share Nights. Okay San Francisco. Yeah well have a poll beach story. They'll be it I I have. I've played in the world series in this. I'M GONNA give my pal John Richter shout here. Who's the big giants fan lives in Britain Marantz and is golfing friend of mine and he and I were playing at the world series of Golf Sick? It's called the Pebble Beach and we're pretty with Don Robinson because the caveman back in the day the picture and and pitchers and And John Rector says was caddying for me just because we're having fun down there he says all candy for you and so we're pretty down. Robson and John says the Dan he says. When was the last time we talked out? Rose and he says Oh. I haven't talked to him in a while but I'm going to have to next week. Is You know we're going to get fired up again for spring. He says when you met when you when you talk to them mention Dave Righetti because Righetti was playing out his last year with the Yankees. And he's The bay area boy he says and I knew that because Righetti had come to early Huey Lewis a news. Gigs in Palo Alto and we. You know we're we're kind of fans as he was kind of a fan of ours and so on and and That lunches Oh yeah really. No kidding says yeah Well I will then. So next thing we know Giant China Righetti. And and now I read in low cones columns. When he interviews out Rosen? They said why did you sign. Righetti wealth shoot. He's a bay area guys that I never even thought of until Don Robson mentioned it. Oh my goodness so John. Rick Bell was responsible for for rags. Coming over to the giants. That's good that's that's that's our story we're sticking to it. He was a big factor in that in that ninety three team. That won one hundred and three games does get. How manages was the pitching coach for five? Yeah you know. That's that's pretty amazing. He and Ron Wada's believable staying power. That just doesn't happen Because once a manager comes in and he cleaned house as we see right now and brings in his own guys is is loaded still there. Yeah he's only been over mid forties on that stash should date. They should make him manager. I always say yes. I remember game. When Bush got thrown out and manage the rest of the game in fourteen fifty innings and use everybody and it was a managerial coup de Gras and fantastic's and I call boats the next day what he said really know kitten voters as he could definitely manage. Hey he proved it in the minors. When you're ace. Bench coach On Championship teams Is Available and in your you know your often the next guy up but for whatever reason it didn't happen for him when they never they never they never they never go within from within they never elevates from within the always get. Somebody else seems like. Yeah not since Why is that well? It's probably because general manager might want to put his own stamp on things. I mean you could go back to dusty Baker who was a coach share before he became a manager didn't does he coach for the dodgers. All right well. He coached under Roger. Craig Okay Okay. Yeah and you go back to Roger Craig the national anthem through Acapella. Beautiful stuff over the years from candlestick to the new ballpark with the forty niners with the giants. I think you created a lot of lasting friendships with your associations would bay area sports teams but How how did you get that GIG And how how did you start doing the anthem in these parts because was classic stuff whenever you came out to the park and it was often in the postseason on a national stage as well. Yeah I mean I think the first one we did was for the AIDS and they taped it and then they then they kept playing did campaign the tape. Yeah and so And the idea and then you know we got to do it. James niners asset. And we've never done a world series though because the world series has always handled from the office in New York we always we always do the NFC championship game but when it went to the series New York would say thank you very much. We'll take it from here and you know it'd be Mariah Carey. Well were you not scheduled to do game? Four and eighty nine before the earthquake hit prior to game three. We were there but we didn't do the welcome you're GonNa but we didn't do the answer. Yeah Yeah Yeah but Yeah that was the thing about doing the anthem is. It's only you know it's nerve-racking 'cause it's hard and there's a delay and all that kind of stuff and we do it acapella which is hard also but The good news is there's only two minutes long and you get the best seats in the House. Really seemed to have fun with it and you were loose around the field and clubhouse but if I'm not mistaken you can't have had game face once it's not easy. It's not easy number one and in the park with a with a delay that comes out you saying and then you hear your voice come out like a second later. He has strange whether concerts colder than candlestick park concerts. Colder than adults per se. Oh we played outdoors Salt Lake City in the for the for the Olympics the Winter Olympics it was like twenty eight degrees. We played outside. We'll be back with more Huey Lewis right after this short break. Hey Audrey Cooper here editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle and we've ramped up the news coming at you from fifth emission except not the physical for the mission since we're all working at home the fifth and mission. That is our flagship news. Podcast were interviewing anyone with anything to say about the corona virus so that you have the latest information as soon as we know it so check it out. Fit The mission wherever you get your podcasts..
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Just how quickly this mood across the week two? Because as you mentioned I I think really the first The first measure that was taken was the closing of the clubhouses to To Media and non essential team personnel team receiving personnel. Which I don't remember exactly what data was what I think. It was either Monday or Tuesday and so there were two days basically that that at least this is the way that it wasn't Mesa but two days where we is. The media can kind of gathered outside of of the as clubhouse in the morning and one of the mornings is free rainy so we were kind of under an overhang and later on in the dugout while there were puddles of rain kind of Washington from from the Tahrir for the Infield into the floor of the dugout. But you know the media relations staff would bring out a player here and there requested player but that was the first change and then it just accelerated so quickly into the the cancellation of games and Thursday. As you mentioned the the day that won't be did decide to cancel spring training games that the as were supposed to play that day. They had a game scheduled for camelback ranch. Glendale it was is actually called off surprisingly early which you wonder if there was an indication. That games just weren't going to play but I think it was about ten thirty that that they announced that the the game wasn't going to be played And it was just a very kind of odd feeling outside. The clubhouse is because yes there was an indication that Major League baseball might be moving toward taking one of these sort of serious actions. There were players still come out to the wall outside the clubhouse jumping rope Throwing a medicine ball against the wall Couple of guys just walked out and had phone calls There were still a couple of guys doing interviews related to baseball March twelfth. A Thursday was supposed to be the first day that the three Batterman was instituted in spring training game so a couple of couple of left handed reliever is on. These actually came out and answered a couple of questions about that and that was about ten thirty in the morning here in Arizona so emily hadn't taken their action yet. So any questions about what it might be like to potentially play. Games IN FRONT OF EMPTY STADIUMS. Which at that point still sounded like it might be a possibility. They said that they had no answers that they didn't know what was going to happen. And then all of a sudden it all went away to giants actually did play a game with no but he in the crowd was Jeff. Samardzija and Kevin Guzman back in two thousand fifteen this civil unrest in Baltimore April and the White Sox Orioles Guzman and Auriol and similar to what the White Sox and some are just started that game and gave up five six runs in the first inning and I talked to him and he said you know what it was. It was so strange. It like a pickup game. Nobody was there. Guzman said even in t-ball your parents show put this thing a major league game and nobody was there. He was in the bullpen and he could hear the broadcast or call the play by play from the bullpen and some Rj told me. I would not recommend that. So obviously we've gone into different direction. Everything was on the table. Just seventy two hours ago and the world has changed. How about this man? The baseball draft again baseball secondary to blip on the screen but You know I've learned right before baseball. made this announcement to postpone a pushback. Shut down the game The giants had already moved to calling all their scouts of pro scouts. Amateur Scouts off the road and so and that's when you know before high schools and AA Conferences were raw getting together and shutdown themselves. So now you have a draft coming up in early June. There's no high school. There's no college I mean the I-i've shut down for the season and all these other seem to be doing the same and and And the giants have the thirteenth overall. Pick the ACE. Have the twenty sixth overall pick. I mean it's an important thing you know you. Aj puck and Matt Chapman in recent years on the giant side. Hundred Bishop Elliott Ramos. Joey Bart going back. Let's King Bumgarner Posey. I mean they built championships based on the draft. And now there's a chance that they could still have this draft because there's a timetable for going into next season in August and they have to base all their information on what already happened. Not what will happen in the spring season and I talked to a giants official today about that and he said you know what we've done so much homework as is if you put a draft a week from that we probably have a board there and we could tell you where would rank them. That's how much work they in resources they put into this but again that's That's for another day and that's That's going to be all played out and You know we've gone through these things before we've gone through the players strike. We've gone through nine eleven baseball You know it takes a hit Baseball takes a break. Baseball's always come back. This story hasn't been completed yet. It hasn't been fully written baseball. We'll be back. We have no idea whether it's this year or next next month or at all in two thousand twenty but It's it's just a matter of the priority being be safe be healthy and take care of your family man. That's so much more important than anything that has to do with the strike zone or the designated hitter three better minimum. Is there any sense about with the giants? Who might how many people might be staying? How many people might be going and not initially. I do know that an awful lot of people will be staying because an awful lot of people live here. You know the brand and Crawford's and so many of these young coaches they either use to live here and still do or moved here. Because for these young coaches it wasn't just shown up in mid-february with the players who have shown up in January and working on hitters and pitchers who happen to be coming good by the the complex. But it's not just that is the dozens and dozens of minor leaguers. That just opened camp That in fact I was over at Minor League camp the day baseball shutdown and this was BEF- hours before hand and I did a couple interviews over there and those are all young guys giddy kind of oblivious. To what real world is there in their own little zone play involved and then hours later they were all told they it's over. Minor League complex is shutdown. Just like the Major League Complex. So it's not just these major leaguers. It's not just the minor leaguers. It's all the workers in vendors at the ballpark. The the people who sell beer and peanuts and You know the the the entire environment the restaurants and bars and hotels that really. Reliant depend on these six plus weeks to get them in some cases through the year financially. I did like I said. Speak with the mayor of Scottsdale Jim Lane and one interesting thing about that. Is the giants contractually. Have Scottsdale Stadium through the end of March? And that's the season supposed to begin. March twenty six so they were going to move out but they're staying and there might be a conflict because the city of Scottsdale supposed to take over Scottsdale Stadium April first but I spoke with the mayor and he said listen to their heart. There are most important tenant. We're going to try to work with them. Scottsdale stadium used for other things. John's parties functions. Get together I mean. It's not like the rolling. Stones are going to be here April third if so you and I might stay a little while but I'm sure all these parks it's just a one month deal in terms of the Games and they use the facility for high schools and colleges and Adult Leagues and tournaments and things like that they they keep them pristine all year round So anyway there's soon in terms of the giants It's a financial impact in Scottsdale. They had they've had scheduled sixteen home games and got through ten of them. So that means six are not going to be played in five of those six km. We're going to come in the final seven days of spring training so there are all kinds of backloaded and a well. You know. That's that's the end of Baseball spoke briefly with the mayor of city of Mesa. Yesterday John Giles. Who also said I forget the exact words but basically it's significant blow to the city To not have these games and you think I mean you look at it as being just a week and a half of games aren't going to be played and not all of those are going to be happening in in Mesa and so you know how. How big of an impact can really be? But yeah you bring in such such a significant amount of baseball fans there were. I was out both at home and and Sloan Park where the cubs play today and just talking to a couple of fans out there and there are people out there who had driven from Chicago and just gotten here a couple of days ago and we're planning on spending a few few days here seeing a few games and and they were just walking around the empty stadium just to take a look. 'cause there's there's no baseball being played anymore but that's the kind of draw for baseball fans that Spring Training has and it's kind of a a rite of spring is it's marks the beginning of of things But from yeah from the financial point of view it is a significant blow to the city. And I don't I don't actually know about the situation with the as renting renting their stadium whether there's an expiration day on that but it would be something. Well I'm sure the as are the primary Tenet there as well. Yeah and they've only been over there for not too. I think again a couple of years and just one other the things that the mayor mentioned was that in the past couple of years I think since they moved spring training dates up a little bit Starting a little bit earlier than it was owned. Yeah Yeah so so. What he said was the early dates haven't drawn as well. I think he had taken a little while fans to warm up over the fact that those games are happening earlier so so obviously they got the early games in but like you said the later Games are are cancelled and those have been the big dry the last couple of years so see. I is a significant impact met. We could leave it as this one of the last interviews I did was with Buster Posey and this is. This is the day before the announcement came. He said baseball secondary figure the important stuff out first then figure out baseball typical buster. Yeah and I would on Thursday also The last group interview that we all did was as manager. Bob Melvin and he basically said it's. It's time to slow DOWN ON THE BASEBALL FRONT. And once once we get on the other side of this This bigger picture and pick it up again but sports in the grand scheme of.
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"Expectations are sky high for the as this year especially with the Houston Cheating. Scandal potentially opening path for the as to win the division. I am Susan's lesser. You can follow along with all the as developments throughout the season on as plus all right. Welcome you joined. Soda Giants Splash. And as plus the San Francisco. Chronicle's podcasts on the San Francisco. Giants Open as and Major League Baseball. I'm as writer Matt Kawahara and today giants Rider John Shea and I will discuss. Mlb decision to suspend training and delaying the start of the regular season amid the corona virus. Pandemic and how the Bay area's baseball teams responding to the shutdown of America's pastime that next on giant splash. And he's coming.
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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.
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"Especially because right-handers <hes> he is just overmatched. He was overmatched today. At four strikeouts grounded into a double play. He has a share games and bocce won't drop him below the the third or fourth spotty order yet second sometimes which might be a better her spot for him because he does have an ability to get on base occasionally <hes> but you know it's interesting when you have a guy like bosie who <hes> i don't use not komo if he's highest paid player by average annual value right now or top salary <hes> he's up there <hes> but he's also an icon and bruce bocce in his final all days just doesn't seem to have the heart dropped him down to sixth and seventh in the order which is where he probably should be right now against right handed pitching especially a belt it dealt combat as <hes> crawford batted nights today cropper's actually starting to come around a little bit and i think this is going to be an interesting thing. That's going gonna happen down the road because i don't think the new manager who is working with our zaidi off. Maybe a little more closely than bocce works with society is going to you kinda stand for posey to <hes> just not produce from the third spot in the order and to be extinct situation <hes> next year with <hes> with posey who still got a few years left on his contract to see what happens. I know we're getting way ahead of ourselves because i just don't think boji is going to do it. This september september <hes>. He's actually playing posey a little bit less. Vote is actually getting more stars and he's a far better hitter. Posey's far better defender <hes> so that's just one of the kind of interesting subplots for september. I'm sure the as had some to the davis one is probably the most the most interesting one and then kind of what do they do with mnaya and <hes> ah etc but yeah it's. It's nice to see stephen vote from from everybody in the aids perspective. I think fans included would say it's nice to see stephen vote doing so well. I'm sure the as didn't wanna anna were hoping for that three run home run in the first game at oakland but <hes> you know i. It looked like his career was over with that shoulder injury. He sustained when he was with the brewers. So i really it was going to be a long <hes> long odds facing him coming back from that and here he is he looks as good as he did in his heyday with the as which is that's wonderful to see and it's a nice option for for the giants. Certainly you know especially with with posing not hitting the way that that people are used to him hitting yeah and they're going to have some interesting decisions to make this winter regarding catching situation too i mean the assumption was that the vote was sort of like fill in for a year next year. Maybe maybe joey bart comes up <hes> in and posey split catching while posing kind of moves over to the field <hes> but but had a setback this year. He got his his <hes>. He got his hand broken by pitch. He was out six weeks. He hasn't risen through the system the way <hes> they had hoped he would <hes> at spring training there there was even a remote possibility he would come up but just sort of bringing this back to the winter. I i don't see how the giants don't try to get stephen vote back. I mean he's he's a critical critical. He's been a critical piece. He's been a great club. I mean you know. I mean he's like any clubhouse. Season is automatically a better clubhouse. He's he's a good team leader <hes> and he can just smack the baseball around and <hes> you know the giants gave him a nice opportunity to try and reestablish his market and i i i think he can get a huge salary for his age but a catcher who can left handed hitting catcher who can do what he does. <hes> you know i. I think it'll be interesting interesting he he should get some offers this year and i personally think the giants should you know to heck with joey bark for now science even vote for a year or not worrying about the future at the moment and make sure that <hes> that they have him for for twenty nineteen or twenty twenty rather. I love that idea you know he's from sally grew up loving the giants. He loves the bay area. <hes> that would be <hes>. I think that could be a nice win win for everybody now. What kind of decisions do the giants have to make in september. How do you see things going doing here and then as we get close to the final month of the season well this is fascinating again because the giants went out and got some good hitting prospects for some of the pitching they traded away <hes> the two prime guys that they're looking at both of them have just been crushing it at sacramento. One is jalen davis. Who's an outfielder fielder that they got from the twins in the sam dyson deal. The other is maurizio. Wa who's a honduran born player. Actually grew up in sacramento are iran project wrote a great feature on it. I would google it if you're interested in in reading it on mauricio zoo von and <hes> it it's interesting because i think both are expected to come mm up this year but <hes> the the the question becomes whom do they play in place of the giants have four outfielders right now in all of them are pretty in wealth producing <hes> with the you know i mean slater is really starting to crush against left handed pitching austin slater dickerson has been a editor for them a since he came on board up lar- eked theoretically he might be the team v._p. And you stransky who's been the biggest revelation revelation so if jalen davis comes up. Where is he gonna play. How often will vote you play him same with mauricio. Do ban you. Have these guys a little infielder and <hes> you know. Crawford is definitely on the downslope but <hes> boccioni kind of loath to take him out for too many days in a row <hes> and then you know he's the right hand ayubi on and then you have donald zelano getting three fifty with an o._b. S approaching nine hundred mostly because what what he does to the left handed pitching so i think the decisions the the the really the key decisions are who they're going to bring up the on those two. I mean will it be chris shaw from the outfield will they bring back zach green. Who's an infielder fielder used to be in the phillies organization <hes> not so much on the pitching fronts because <hes> all the pitchers pretty much are up here the ones who are going to be the key guys but the question is how much playing time if they bring up marie show do bond jalen davis of the middle infielder in the outfielder who you know a the tremendous guests for by. How much are you going to give them playing time. You're gonna give them in a playoff race when you have a manager like bruce bocce who really trust his veterans yeah. That's that's interesting study. The has some interesting potential things they could do. In september two you know they've gotten virtually nothing from their second base spot <hes> most most of the year corbin joseph has has probably done a little bit more than dirksen profiler did <hes> obviously very little major league time profile has really been a disaster stor <hes> in in pretty much every way they could bring franklin brito backup but he has yet to do anything consistently good when in his numerous big-league opportunities opportunities i kind of think maybe they consider jorges matteo <hes> who is a lightning-fast usually shortstop could presumably could play place him second <hes> and if not play second at least be a pinch running a possibility <hes> and one of those kind of guys when you can go to a potential playoff series and you've got an extra spot on the bench could be a terrific pinch runner type <hes> and then catch her <hes>. I know chris. Herman left today's game with a going contusion susan. I don't know how serious that is <hes> but the as <hes> right now they don't really have a a catcher who's super reliable late in games james catching the ball. Josh vaguely has some real strengths. <hes> but balls in the dirt are not one of them. Pitch framing is not one of them. <hes> dustin garneau who cleared waivers there's and went to back to las vegas is a veteran who has some experience and who could maybe help them out in that respect but sean murphy is the as top position position player prospect. He's a very good all around catcher. The problem is he's been hurt a lot of the year with various knee injuries and i'm not sure if they want to bring them up at september or if they i want to give him a little bit of a break once aviator season is over so that's a fascinating <hes> question there because you know the trying you know they're close to or we're in a playoff spot most of the last few weeks so if they're gonna go for it. Some of these decisions could really have a bearing on some news that they might wanna make in september but i always think of as a team you tell me if i'm wrong that is willing to put the playoffs. <hes> footage playoff hopes in the hands of younger players. There's on the theory that if the players are better <hes> they're going to help us win more older players. That's that's where i see. The big dilemma with the giants which is has has always been a team that trust old guys i <hes> and then give give the young guys a chance when the old guys falter <hes> i mean i i mean would the as <hes> yeah just say in the middle of september to <hes> you know like a second baseman recant you like you're talking about. Okay here we go. Let's see what you can do. You know i think sean murphy hadn't didn't had knee injuries a lot of the including operation. I think he he probably would be there. Catcher in september flat out probably would be there catcher right now <hes> <hes> an mateo. I don't know because <hes> he has mostly been a shortstop so <hes> that that's an interesting question but you know what they're not couldn't get much less from the second base spot than than what they've been getting. <hes> i like gordon joseph and i think he actually has been a little bit of an upgrade pro far you you know every now and then simply certainly at least has an as don't believe in clutch hitting but if they have a clutch hitter on the team he actually is among the guys that can that can do that so he's not a complete zero but <hes> that that is a spot where if the as are looking to do anything <hes> they might consider they certainly at least has some interesting eighteen options with baretto who what used to be their top position prospect in or hey matteo and then sean murphy fascinating baretta baretta was one of those guys that that <hes> allow the giants fans were hoping to get if the giants and as somehow swung deal <hes> for one of the you know the giants relievers and <hes> you know i i really don't know the insides of this <hes> i mean we had heard that the <hes> you know as far han and they forced were talking late into ah the july trading system. I don't know what the giants were seeking from the days. <hes> you know i think john shea was it might allude to this column that he's writing for tomorrow's chronicle <hes> about how it just maybe unfortunate that they couldn't swing a deal because <hes> i mean that could have been very symbiotic if the as had picked up <hes> somebody like him lanson or a dyson <hes> or even pomeranz the way he was throwing against against left handed pitchers and the giants maybe could dip into that really good a system and it never worked out. I don't know if you heard anything about that. I am still waiting for my first giants. It's as trade which i'm sure i will see before the first giants dodgers trade. I know where i'm just a little disappointed in far hunt david that they didn't play. I know the as definitely had interest in will smith. I think that's where their their interest really. <hes> was probably the strongest and <hes> i think probably the cost for somebody like will smith was just going to be a little bit too high in terms of of prospects that was probably that one level up i i you know it wouldn't surprise me as would a partner with brett because clearly there are a little down on on him. He's he's slipped a little under the radar. I think for them but clearly and clearly the giants were looking for a second base upgrade and that's why they got marie showed ubon and you know a lot of the giants fans are upset because they think that <hes> that far haunt held onto a bumgarner and smith you look at the hall. The giants got for sam dyson. I and i realized i had another year of control and it was a huge hall and i have to take that job <hes> they were going to at least want the same kind of hall for will smith and <hes> you know. I don't think anything was going to give that up for a rental gets yeah. He didn't see any rental. We didn't see any rentals really changed hands delighted we yeah i mean you know the picked up. Some sort of middle of the road started who have been very good. You know in homer bailey and tanner roark who are who are rentals but yeah that's there. There were not a lot <hes> n._j._i._t. Obviously but <hes> yeah that's it's interesting. I'm sure <hes> the is certainly probably probably had interesting well smith but i i don't know if they had interest in in in really any of the other guys i think they like tony watson a lot in theory but that contract scared them off with all those escalators well basically would have been i believe it and i've done the math on this a million times by the late <hes> basically gonna make seven and a half million next year and he still had about three million million this year so it's ten million dollars and <hes> you know he just had a.
"giants" Discussed on Giants Splash
"I'm carnival aids be better susan's lesser with henry shulman who covers the giants for the chronicle <hes> it was an interesting weekend series <music> at the coliseum henry and of course as giants played each other four times in all over the last two weeks. What did you take away particularly from the weekend series. The giants came in having lost foreign row and and played the as very tough took both games yeah you know the giants have been a comeback team all year. They've had some big comebacks they've actually done some well against some of the better <hes> pitching in the league some of the better teams in the league and coming back and obviously you don't expect an eight run inning <hes> onto to win one game <hes> but you know longoria has been kinda hot and he had a big day today hit a homerun derby i and he he also got the big hit <hes> against trying <hes> to win the game today and <hes> the giants bullpen of starting to come together a little bit so you know it's one of those bounceback things a good teams. Do i mean it's not so much the four losses in a row. It's the way they just were looking. They just couldn't have channing chance against the cubs at wrigley field field and to come back after that long flight and all and take two teams in and actually win the whole bay bridge thing which they rarely ever do. I think this is the first time since twenty fifteen <hes> it's another stepping-stone as they try to <hes> you know try to make a push toward a very unlikely playoff spot which i know the as <hes> he's got some good news today before the series because cleveland lost and i guess <hes> as the as i go to kansas city they're right in the thick of it what one game <hes> one one game out <unk> tampa right yeah you know it i i'm sure the as are disappointed losing a both games to the giants but when you look at it they go seven and three on the home stand and the first two teams in our houston which has had its way with the as all year and then the yankees who are coming in with the best record in baseball so overall. I don't think the as can be too disappointed disappointed even despite losing an opportunity to gain some ground in in the playoff race but you know what this series against the giants continue to highlight the one issue the ace of had consistently all year and that's the bullpen <hes> and that said the giants for that reason. We're a bad match up for the a._c._t. The giants score late. They kind of chip away there. They've got a little bit of a good comeback mode and the as bullpen is vulnerable <hes>. There's really really just one guy who's been consistently good in reliable year and that that makes things kind of tough so <hes> that's something the as have tried to deal with and i think are going to continue to try to to make some changes and make some tweaks here during their as they go forward particularly with you know a number of really interesting names right now at triple a shaman. I just about ready to come back. Hey seuss lazardo. <hes> and matt harvey who i think was not initially really in the as plans kind of signed a minor league deal as an maybe what he's got. Let him showcase himself for next year. Maybe he might be a consideration for the as but be be a consideration elsewhere but you know what he's pitched really well in the as could use some good middle relief so i think we could see one one or more of those guys up pretty soon. I was going to ask you about that because i have not seen the as lava covered a couple of games for you earlier in the season you know obviously we saw the giants age. <hes> and i mean these are pictures like that. That have just dominated the giants over the years when i've seen them or a in past years guys is like a training in trevino and all of a sudden they look revolt rable yeah <hes> trying to intervene on the fact that the as are in contention <hes> <hes> and really doing it without training trevino essentially all your and without chris davis really for for the better part of <hes> almost three months <hes> is astonishing but trying <hes> seems to think that the new baseball and the kind of the the changes in the way the game is played this year have really heard him as a singer baller <hes> trevino <hes> has just you know he's his had periods where he's been pretty good for a month or so and then <hes> he'll follow that up with an equally poor month so nobody's really really been reliable except for liam hendriks liam hendrix's has kind of saved the space a bacon <hes> if you look at the offensive m._v._p. It's obviously been marcus. Simeon this year which i think is a little bit of a surprise and defensive to <hes> but but overall it might be liam hendriks. I don't think the are where they are without him because he's really the only guy that bob patnow has been able to rely on consistently yeah yeah he was used the behind from behind it in with <hes> trying to keep it as a one run game you know will smith <hes> the giants disclosed dot its thirtieth today <hes> kind of weird where steadily hustle double for with two outs and he was called out so it was one of those strange things which dr actually hey where you think the game is over and then asked to go to review and we clearly saw the replay that he was safe <hes> and then he came back and actually got got semyon for the final out <hes> but i mean i think it was a good series here for the giants <hes> but bullpen maybe not everybody in the bullpen and what you're seeing with the giants this kind of <hes> interesting they traded away three relievers at the deadline they traded away two of their best right handers or two of their hottest right-handers anyway and sam dyson and mark milan-san they also traded away drew pomeranz who is kind of settling in as a pretty good left handed specialist <hes> at the guy come in left hand it specialists you know he was getting right anders out to one of the best strikeout pitchers in in the league and you know that you know him you've seen them and soon the giants had to sort of start over with the bullpen they had the best bullpen in in in the major leagues what are questions statistically <hes> just but the eye test and the best bullpen and they traded it all away because farhan zaidi <hes> i mean he wants the giants to play a meaningful baseball as far as they can into the season with an eye toward the future and he got a bunch of good prospects for them but they kind of start over with the bullpen pin with roles and with different guys and they brought in off in the minors they brought in john. Del gustav de the former astro <hes> sam coon rod who's been prospect of theirs for a long time. I had tommy john surgery and we're starting to see sort of a reform. Ation of of how guys are being used. Miranda race maranda on and tony watson is picking a lot better now the seventh and eighth any guys not necessarily in that order and then gustav and got and <hes> you know some some cocoon rod are sort of middle guys who can be used at any time and they've had some hiccups because you're not going to replace three veteran relievers like that with <hes> you know three three essentially young pitchers and not absent hiccups but if the giants are gonna make a run here and you know i my personal ceiling is that it's going to take twenty two in ten in their last thirty to get to the playoffs which is going to be hard with the schedule they face the bullpen is going to have abuse good as it wasn't the first half and and that's going to be a challenge. I you know i i really didn't know much about the giants nearly rivers and i like the looks. You know that it's it's not a bad unit. I think the as might even consider a straight up swap. Maybe not even if he did hendrix for will smith. I don't think you're you're you're losing much there so so <hes> that's not. That's a pretty useful bunch over there the giants yeah i mean i still think i mean the offense has come around around a little bit so i still think the bullpen is. The best unit of the rotation is the biggest <hes> issue. Obviously they only have to reliable starters. The only two two starters who aren't in diapers basically and and <hes> you know the offense is starting to come around but it's <hes> it's still hit and miss and the giants fans wanna see some guys coming up from <hes> from aaa to actually do a little bit of hitting yeah. That's funny as fans would like to see some guys komo triple a. to do a little bit of pitching now trades anymore. You can't make trades anymore more this time of year yeah so it's just it's just a just aaa or signing matt harvey. I guess <hes> now. I'm sure you remember last year. Mark candidate some waves us <hes> at oracle park when he goes deep late night game and then says this is my house c has a nice series this weekend. Am i right in suspecting he's maybe not the fair the giants favorite guy in the team right now ryan book guy who's not the favourite i saw some of that that was surprising and it was surprising rising to stephen vote to. I mean just to kind of catch. Some of our listeners up stephen vote hit. A home run against ryan booked her last night. It was the first time they've ever faced each other. Vote did not know the ball was gone. He dropped his head down and ran. He didn't do anything can how like if i can use that adjective. I guess he didn't do anything to eat. It style. Letty didn't flip this bad or anything he just ran around the bases celebrated in the <hes> the dugout gave a team of six run lead and ended up winning and then today i pitch <hes> <hes> booker achieving through throws one over votes head and vote had at the dirt and <hes> nobody giants. I could really understand that and you know the it's slipped. <hes> voted really by that because he said that he's never seen this pitcher miss up into a lefty like that so i don't know what it was about if it had not been one run game i'm pretty sure from what my inside clubhouse sources say. I'm pretty sure that death if it wasn't a one run game in the eighth inning that there would have been some retaliation and we could have really seen some funnier in this in this giants in a series but you know i gotta ask you about canada. I mean i you know th this is a guy. He plays a bunch of different physicians right yep and what surprised me is the kind of range. He has the centerfield usually you don't see a center fielder slash type guy you know you see miss your center fielder right fielder guy and he had an interesting game today because he also <hes> you know he he made a great catch rob longoria <hes> but then he you know he he made a terrible throw on a sacrifice fly home. He should've gotten him out because he was so shallow to got kevin flower out in any <hes> at a ballgame. I am for for an error but i mean he in canada. He really center fielder yeah. He's better senator than i think. Almost anybody is expected. He has held down the fort pretty well. While ramon laureano has been on the deal obviously has been the hottest hitter all all through august <hes> so the question becomes when laureano comes back probably on were about september first what happens <hes>. You can't lose cannon in the lineup. Now initially now with the scotty looks like we'll go in the deal the i l. Excuse me with <hes> ankle sprain <hes> that can't probably just moves over to right which he did earlier in the season scotty was out with a knee sprain but but when push comes back and certainly before scotty was hurt when i was talking to people you know the last couple of days really the the assumption was chris. Davis would probably really have a reduced number of at bats. He's just the given him every opportunity to get going. They'd love to see him get going. This is not <hes> any sort of slight on chris davis. I think everybody everybody in the clubhouse loves him. Everybody in the front office all the coaches everyone you know as a big <hes> chris davis supporter and they've shown that by leaving him in there for really should should more than two months at this point. He's been slumping and not contributing. I think the feeling is you know they're in a pennant race. They have to win games and i think the idea was before this scotties injury injury <hes> that marquette was probably going to get the bulk of right handed hitting <hes> d. h. Students and you know then they maybe occasionally usually davis would be in there but you know what i think it was going to be probably less more time on the bench than not which is fascinating for the reigning major league homerun hitter in the highest paid player on the roster now usually you don't usually see that <hes> bring something up there on the giants side to buster posey busy <hes> you know they had to make a decision with davis to delimit his at bats and <hes> you know he like you say the highest paid player here. You got buster posey who is like an icon. He's a hero and die. He just can't hit anymore..
"giants" Discussed on Giants of History
"So we kept it on and quoted. And I have to say here that I don't do that quote, Justice, you have to see the interview with craft because his facial expression as he states, that last line is priceless. For Putin's part in this whole story. He had one of his spokesman the Mitri peskov put out the following response after crafts, real side of the story leaked out peskov stated quote, what Mr. craft is saying now is weird. I was standing twenty centimeters away from him and Mr Putin and saw and heard how Mr. craft gave this ring as a gift and quote. And of course, later Putin himself responded to craft side of the story stating very sarcastically. I have to add quote, if it's such a valuable thing for craft and his team, then I have a proposal, I'll ask our firms to put together a really good big thing. So everyone will see what an expensive thing it is with good medal and a stone. So it will be passed from generation to generation in the team whose interests are represented by Mr. Kraft Putin continued. Adding more commentary stating that his proposal would be quote, the smartest solution partners can ever achieve while tackling such a complicated international problem and quote. And if you've ever seen Putin interviewed, the sarcasm is ubiquitous. And when you couple that with his body language and his facial expressions, this statement is just classic. CNN reports that as of today, the nearly five carat diamond ring still sits in the library of the Kremlin in Russia where all official state gifts are kept..
"giants" Discussed on Giants of History
"Now Kraft was reluctant, but once he was in front of Putin and the attention inevitably shifted to the Super Bowl ring craft, took the ring off and gave it to Putin to check out. And Putin examined the ring up, close studying it, and then he put the ring on his own finger. After a few seconds Putin broke the silence by suddenly saying, quote, I can kill someone with this ring. Everyone who heard the line laughed about it, but win. The laughter died down craft says he put his hand out again to take the ring back from Putin. At which point Putin simply looked at him and then put the ring into his own pocket turned around and walked away. And crafts initial instinct was of course to protest. But just as soon as Putin turned his back and started walking away three KGB agents intervened. In crafts, own words, quote, I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket and three KGB guys got around him and walked out and quoted craft, just stood there dumbstruck and was powerless to do anything about it. So here's what happened in the aftermath of this event craft obviously couldn't and didn't do anything immediately following the event. But after he returned stateside, he made efforts to have the ring returned him as he said it had sentimental value. The problem was Russia wasn't responding to his requests and craft, not being want to give up that easily after all you don't come to be worth billions of dollars by being a passive observer craft continued to try and get the ring back via calls and emails, etc. Ultimately, though the United States government intervened somebody from the White House in George W Bush's administration called craft, and according to crafts recollection of the call, here's what the White House contact said to him quote, it would really emphasis on really be in the best interest of US Soviet relations. If you meant to give the ring as a present. Craft stated again that the ring had sentimental value to him and he didn't wanna let it go as he didn't want to one day see the ring on EBay. He also mentioned here that the ring had his name on it as we said. But after he put all this forward on the call with the White House contact according to craft, again, quote, there was a pause on the other end of the line and the voice repeated, it would really be in the best interest. If you meant to give the ring as a present end quote. And as these things go, it wasn't a few days later that craft issued a statement saying that he had given his Super Bowl, thirty nine championship ring to Ladimir Putin as a gift. Craft statement included the following quote at the end of a very productive three, our business meeting with President Putin. I showed the president, my most recent Super Bowl ring upon seeing the ring, President Putin, a great and knowledgeable sports fan was clearly taken with its uniqueness at that point. I decided to give him the ring as a symbol of the respect and admirations that I have for the Russian people and the leadership President Putin. And quote. In two thousand seventeen Robert. Kraft was interviewed by NFL films for their series. Fifty rings fifty days about all his Super Bowl rings and this story, and here's what he said, quote, I keep them in a drawer, right? Have my cufflinks. They're all in a drawer, except my third one. The original is in Russia with the president of the country. I happen to be there on a business mission with my friend sandy Weill. I showed sandy my ring and he said, why don't you show it to the president meaning Putin? I showed it to him and he put it on and he sort of enjoyed it..
"giants" Discussed on Giants of History
"And as you might guess, the crown jewel of his whole business enterprise is the patriots and given the New England. Patriots have won five Super Bowls under Robert Kraft ownership. You would think that Robert Kraft thus has five beautiful flashy, big expensive, Super Bowl rings to show for it, but you would be wrong. He only has four of his original Super Bowl rings more on that in a moment. But let's just sum up this quick highlight reel of Robert Kraft and his life by saying that Robert Kraft has money, lots of money and lots of connections, and a fair amount of political sway and power, given his wealth and resources. This is important to remember as we move forward. In June of two thousand five after winning his third Super Bowl as the patriots owner. Kraft went on a business trip to Russia, and I've heard him referred to this trip as a business mission as well. But Kraft was there with another billionaire business. Magnate a man named sandy Weill whose former CEO and chairman of CitiGroup. So needless to say, these two were fairly well connected, and at one point there, Russian connections tin ary lead them to a high profile gathering at the Constantine palace outside of Saint Petersburg. And who else was in this room at this high profile gathered? Well, none other than Russian President Vladimir Putin. So all these bigwigs were in this room together. And of course this being so soon after the patriots won Super Bowl, thirty nine against the eagles. Everyone was interested in taking a look at the object on Robert Kraft's weighted down hand. And what was the big draw that was on this hand crafts brand new sparkling encrusted with a hundred and twenty four diamonds. One of a kind as it had his name on it, Super Bowl ring. After showing the ring off too many of the onlookers crafts friend, sandy Weill made what proved to be a very unfortunate suggestion while encouraged craft to show the ring to Putin..
"giants" Discussed on Giants of History
"Two thousand fourteen was yesterday essentially, and I recall watching it all unfold in Crimea and hearing the vehement protests by other world leaders about the annexation and the threats of sanctions and such being placed on Russia by the United States and the European Union. And yet. Despite all that, despite all the noise, the rest of the world was making about the situation despite the threats of economic sanctions, etc. Putin just kept moving forward. There wasn't any flinching or any blinking as they say Putin just did it. And parents. Here's where I curse as once again, there's just no other way to say it than with an expletive. So kindly have your kids cover their ears or say you're muffs or whatever, but to put it in straightforward terms, Vladimir Putin didn't give a flying. Fuck. He just invaded another sovereign country and took away part of it. And alternately, there was no consequence for it. Now, some my point of the retaliatory effects of the US and European sanctions on Russia's economy as a result of the annexation, but nothing seems to have changed as this show is written. And so it seems again that the statement I made at the beginning of this episode is true when Vladimir Putin wants something, he simply takes it and the following story. The story, I really want to tell here once again proved that point. And as I said, this may sound like it's made up, but it is one hundred percent true verified by the man himself. Who was the quote, unquote victim of the story. So let's begin with some background as you have to know who assertain person is to truly appreciate the story. Enter a man named Robert Kraft. Now, most of you listening have seen Robert Kraft at one point or another, even without knowing who he is, if you've watched any Super Bowl game in the last twenty years or so that the patriots were playing, you've seen him. Since the year two thousand the patriots have played in eight Super Bowls and they've won five of those games. So you've had ample opportunity to lay your eyes on Robert Kraft. And how would you know if you've seen Robert Kraft? Well, he was the one in the midst of all the confetti floating around holding up the Vince Lombardi trophy in a suit on the stage after each patriots victory. And why was he holding up the Lombardi trophy in a suit after each of their wins? Because Robert Kraft owns the patriots. Robert Kraft is always dressed to the nines in a dark suit wearing a dress shirt, a red tie matching handkerchief, full head of white hair and just to say it plainly, Robert Kraft just looks rich, and he is. He's worth almost seven billion dollars that's billion with a b, and there's reasons this guy is as wealthy as he is as his pedigree is extremely impressive. He went to Columbia for his undergraduate studies, Harvard for his MBA, and he worked his way up and through numerous business ventures that were successful and extremely profitable and ultimately establish the Kraft group LLC of which he is chairman and CEO, and the Kraft group reportedly does business in ninety countries around the world across variety of industries, including real estate development, financial services, manufacturing, and of course sports..
"giants" Discussed on Giants of History
"All right, everyone. I'm going to roll the dice here and take a guess at what you might be thinking at this moment. You're thinking, how the hell did Vladimir Putin make it into the lineup of individuals to be explored in this podcast after all, it's called giant's history, and this guy doesn't exactly fit the Bill. Well, I hear you and you wouldn't exactly be wrong and thinking that, and I almost didn't move forward with the Sepah sewed after considering that very notion. But then I thought for better or for worse, this is a guy who has intrigued a good portion of the world for the last few years. And if I enjoyed this story as much as I did, then there are certainly others who would enjoy it as well. And also selfishly an episode like this is a nice way to shake off the dust of antiquity after spending. Almost a year studying Cleopatra and Caesars World. Although I have to admit there are some similarities here between those rulers and the one where exploring here today. I remember thinking after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, in twenty fourteen that Putin was a head of state, unlike anything the world had seen for very long time. And for those of you who aren't familiar with the event were only slightly familiar with all that went down. Here's a quick break down, and this is over-simplified, of course, but it will get the point across as to me, this was just a staunch Shing to hear about in the news in the year twenty fourteen. So Ukraine is a sovereign country in eastern Europe plane his day, and it's not a small country physically, it's about the same size as France from square mileage perspective, and its population is almost the same as Spain's about forty five million people. And Ukraine is bordered by seven other countries all wrapping. Around it. For the most part, with the exception of a portion of its southern border, which is actually the Black Sea and jutting out from the mainland of Ukraine is a peninsula that's about the size of Massachusetts or New Jersey. And this peninsula is Crimea and just to point out the obvious again here it's a peninsula. So Crimea is physically connected to Ukraine. It's not connected to any other country. Now it needs to be noted that the Kerch strait which separates Crimea from Russia is only about two miles wide at its narrowest point. But Crimea is not connected to Russia it is or was I should say now physically connected and part of Ukraine, again, a sovereign country, but in February of two thousand fourteen oversimplifying things. Again here for the sake of time. Vladimir. Rootin- the sided that he wanted to annex Crimea into Russia. Now annex is a fancy way of saying that Putin simply wanted to invade Crimea and make it part of Russia or to get even more blunt Putin wanted to take Crimea from Ukraine. Now, this is not a perfect analogy by any means, and I'll probably take some heat for it, but it will serve its purposes and get the point across. This would be like Canada, all of a sudden invading Michigan and taking it from the United States, just absurd. Well, this is what Putin did. Now there was some historical reasoning behind Putin's decision to take Crimea mainly that Crimea was previously part of Russia for two hundred years before it was gifted in nineteen fifty four to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine. There was also a referendum put forward by the people of Crimea as well, but that's all superfluous to the larger point Putin wanted Crimea. And so he just took it. And this sounds like something that you would read about taking place decades ago, but this for all intents and purposes just happened..