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"gil hodges" Discussed on WTOP
"Day on Wall Street Jeff clay bar With always up 640 points the S&P 500 is up one and a quarter percent Money news in ten minutes on Ethiopia Sports at 15 and 45 powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white Think red what's going on Dave Preston Well Hillary Washington Logan Thomas did not tear his ACL in yesterday's win over Las Vegas but he's not all set to suit up against Dallas in week 14 more tests pending according to head coach Ron Rivera whose team has won four straight despite all of the injuries Part of it has been the depth We've been very fortunate our personnel department has done an excellent job for us and I said last year we did some good things And we were able to build upon it this year That's been good I think and then you got to give credit to the positional coach I think the coaches have done a really good job in preparation Monday Night Football has buffalo battling New England NBA wizards guard Spencer Dinwiddie won't play against Indiana this evening with pacers play at 7 NHL capitals host Anaheim tonight in a match of two of the higher scoring teams in the league the caps rank 5th the ducks are 6th 7 p.m. start Men's college Georgetown's amida Muhammad's voted biggie's freshman of the week this week's top 25 has Purdue number one women's basketball Maryland's 8th and this week's writers rankings baseball's Hall of Fame ads I have dozens of via the early baseball era committee including one time Brooklyn slugger Gil Hodges who was the manager of the Washington senators for two seasons back in the 60s He came here before Ted Williams stopped by D.C. also Negro league icon buck O'Neil horse racing's Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies after a workout in California Dave Preston Sports All right thanks Dave up ahead on We'll talk about how Washington is going to honor Bob Dole Three 17 Here's Shane Weinberg of fourth year apprentice that I be EW local 26 talking about his personal journey into the apprenticeship program sponsored by IBEW local 26 I felt like I was a little stuck where I was just kind of wiring houses kind of like one right after the other I wasn't really moving up anywhere So I felt like that I needed to progress I needed to move forward A friend told me about the apprenticeship program And I jumped on it Listen to the entire discussion on dot com Search IBEW local 26 Attention DMV area contractors isn't it time to simplify your electrical needs If you're looking for well trained and reliable craftsmen.
"gil hodges" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Unfortunate because again for baseball people and there are a lot like worse ready to be your look dumbers you look at accomplishment man you look at him on baseball reference that i knew me about it last night. It's unbelievable numbers. E put up for a long period of time. Well the the other players. Apparently that are also waiting a couple that have been gone for many years That are that are in the group that are apparently under consideration Gil hodges My god has been dead for thirty five years and minnie minoso however jim cat and more will and tony leyva. I mean compared to some of the house awry. That's been put in this stupid hall of fame for there to not be in it and the the other guy that they that they they absolutely mistreated and the arrogance that that that that held off orlando cepeda because he because he had a a marijuana a call. I i mean it's disgusting and this really bothered me yesterday. Because i i you know i felt like i had some sort of connection just because you know we followed each other on twitter and and i could. I could texting allen. He would text me back. And i just i. I told the story about when. I tried to get him on the show dick and he called me a couple of days later and i literally when i looked down and i saw dick allen. You know the phone ringing. I i was driving. I thought tina. I gotta pull over. I gotta pull over. And i talk. I mean i was so excited Just a the literally one of those baseball.
"gil hodges" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Ifan is with us. He is the author of this book called Praying for Gil Hodges, a memoir, the nineteen fifty five world series, and one families love the Brooklyn dodgers, and he has set the scene for this one thousand, nine hundred fifty five world series between the dodgers and the new. York Yankees after the dodgers for so many years had had their heart broken, either in the pennant chase, or in world series against the New York Yankees. Take me through this fifty five world series then well. This was a classic sea so I sa- we used to call a subway series you know the mets? And the Yankees had one a few years ago, but they were relatively common because of the dodgers Yankees rivalry and the giants Yankees rivalry, but in this one it was a see-saw home field held the the Yankees at one three in the stadium, the dodgers had one three and ebbets field. The difference was that up to that point. The world series at that by then was about fifty two years old in the modern sense, and no team had come back from losing the first two and to win the world series at that point. which is why Johnny, Padres Victory In game? Three was so important game seven Johnny padres against veteran left-hander for the Yankees and a marvelous man I spent a wonderful day with him and North Carolina Tommy, burn. and two very different pitchers by this time burn is a veteran, padres as a kid, just twenty three years old and Roy Campanella who matched up so well against Yogi Berra they were the two premier catches at the of their day. Campanella had a very smart game plan for game. Seven he used one of padres best pitches a change. to keep the Yankees just enough off-balance until he went to the hard stuff in the late innings, and The dodgers only got two runs on a double in a single by Gil Hodges in the fourth inning, and on a couple of weird plays, sacked fly by Gil, Hodges, in the sixth so the real tempo of the game was this excruciating nail biting confrontation between this kid and one of the most powerful lineups that's ever been Fairfield, it and padres. Was In trouble several times during the game. Most notably in the sixth inning when there was a play that people still talk about fifty years later and amazing catch in the left field corner by Sandy Amoros of a fly ball hit by Yogi Berra that turned into a double play and really saved the game. When you look at that game, there were so many subplots to or not, and that's the thing that fascinates me as I. Talk to people about that game that there were so many things that were going on. Almost overwhelming, can I give you an example lease You know There's been so many weird things that happened in this rivalry. Ns almost always went the Yankees way. The most famous being in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, one when Mickey and dropped, what would have been the third strike against Tommy? Henrich and they lost not only the game that then the world series the next day but there had been play after play like that. It's the third inning game. Game Seven one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, five, two on two out. The man on second is Phil Rizzuto and the battery Skill McDougal and he hits this slow ground boiled third base the third Baseman Don hoak playing for Jackie Robinson does not charge the bowl by the time it gets near third base. It's obvious everybody's GONNA be safe. The basis are going to be loaded. Yogi Berra will come up and then the most amazing thing happened Phil Rizzuto slid into the bowl. And took the Yankees out of the NFL and I remember the play like it was yesterday because I had no experience of something weird happening that would go for the dodgers I can remember making eye contact with my with my father in the living room of our apartment, and his eyes were just twinkling, even though we just had no frame of reference for a play like that and I think looking back. That was the first clue that maybe this game was going to be a little unusual. Unusual when you tell everybody housing how the game comes out, and let's talk about the aftermath and what it meant really to the community well we went downtown on on the subway to get my mother from work, she was a secretary on Wall Street, and then went over to Atlantic Avenue on in Brooklyn and sat on the stoop of a Brownstone for a few hours, just watching this parade of Happy People, the my best memory. is of walking down a part of the Central Brooklyn. Office buildings, and unlike a ticker tape parade where New York looks like it's snowing. What this was was every few seconds. Somebody would throw a pilot paper out of an open window. church bells rang with no water. Whatsoever you know today you have these stylized celebrations with an awful lot of booze, and usually a fair amount of vandalism. This was pure joy. You could not get a phone call from midtown. Manhattan to either Brooklyn or Long Island for hours after the game ended, the phone company said that the phones were wore jammed up that afternoon than they even were on vj day a decade before and to a certain extent. This was going on around the country because. Because of the residents of Brooklyn and also for a reason that people don't talk about enough all these years later, and that was the fact that the dodgers were a completely integrated baseball team playing against a team in the Yankees that it only brought up their first black ballplayer. elston Howard that year and in the African American community. The dodgers were gods. Given the fact that the dodgers would move out of town along with the giants to the West Coast in a sense you get the that that.
"gil hodges" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Know all I get really feels weird gap better than not playing of course it is to have some fans and they don't tend to work something out get you have some you know thought work it out I mean you have to have either all or nothing she that's what bothers me with with the restaurants with everything like it's either all or nothing I don't understand that seat to me that's overkill it's too much you almost created something else you don't you fix one problem then it's easy and your compromise position is not impossible I didn't date when baseball comes back at first I think there's gonna be no fans instead I take the delivery report people the team employees and that's going to be eight I don't even know Detroit attachment will be allowed in the stadium I think they're gonna have to broadcasters do it from a studio somewhere and just do it via TV monitors are you ready a judge I'm I'm sorry interrupted by the way yes Sir now should they beat argue like you know being petty over money what's going on this country is that a good thing or a bad thing it's a bit of course thanks for the call of course it's a bad day on both sides ownership and players remember to business and we're worried about businesses and we want to get businesses back up and running but this is a very different kind of a business with a special relationship between those who run the business and knows who basically pulled out the product they are the product or the players so if if they continue to lead and lead information get out their disagreements and it could go both ways because don't kid yourself players agents can leak as well as ownership can lead so if the leaks are starting to come out on one side believe me they're going to come out on the other both sides should do their level best and that's Manford and Clark the two big guys will be doing that of the all of the important talking they gotta be able to keep their information in house because it starts to get out conversations like the one I just had is that ridiculous from fell of course it is with as much as we have to worry about in this country right now we don't want to know that as a group of players and ownership have been able to devise come up with a system that can safely give us the sport of baseball back but he can't come back because they're fighting over how much everybody's gonna make as far as money goes now and and again you gotta keep it in it's kind of weird but proper perspective it's going to be less money than they usually make there's no way did she isn't going to be cut in half to be eighty two games so you're taking a big chunk right off the top because you're playing less games television contracts attendance everything is going to be what sold the owners are going to be making lax and they want to try and cut their losses players are going to be making less they're going to try and keep their losses to a minimum so both sides are going to take a stand on what they think is fair and hopefully hopefully they can realize listen guys it's better than nothing I was just talking about that at the stadiums and playing games without people I know it's going to be weird I definitely want to go back to a game I want to be a game I want to hear the roar of the crowd I want to get a hot dog and a beer I want to do all the stakes but if my choice is to watch the game without fans in the stands or not watch the game at all all I'm going to choose a game without fans in the stands so I'm gonna be is good it's not gonna be as exciting it's going to be weird as all get out but that's what I'll take if that's all that I'm being offered I'm not gonna say why not watch an ad what the hell the basketball game without anybody sit there in the state of cardboard cut out to critical it beats not as good as what we're used to but again better than nothing Jody from Staten island's up on the bed hello Jody how well buddy how how are you good you I'm I hope everything is good which alti and everything else like that yes thank you for asking and I'm glad to hear you're still up and about and call in the pan and making noise I like there's your question I'm a I'm a down the line a little baseball body okay okay and it it would it December the eighth they're going to have the old time is committee made of a new all time this committee Gil Hodges is is up for the hall of fame December the eighth you think he's got a shot to get in I honestly don't know and I'll tell you why you have been following baseball along and I and I've been following it a long time you even longer than me fifty years right I also follow the honors and awards and all of payment the induction process in the light I honestly don't comprehend I came to get a feel on I can't predict I can't project what these extended committees are doing in getting guys into the hall of fame that they came here every single year and they're different people on it you need a different percentage to get in I can give you my opinion on how the baseball writers work for the regular induction process for the hall of fame but the new and ever changing Veterans Committee I don't have a grasp on if you want to phrase your question to me do I think do that he is meritorious all of a hall of fame to spite the entry yes but do I know if he's going to get in by the process you have to get in I honestly don't know well I'm a I'm a run by again suggested couple employee is that on the list with them you got Tony eva the guy Luigi and and you guys but she Alan good they're all good candidates now my that's a better group I like I'll give you a for instance Harold Baines went in via the new Veterans Committee adjunct committee a couple years ago I thank all four of those guys are more hall of fame worthy then Harold Baines I agree with you I agree with John to present in fact out I'll tell you something right now right now if you look at Tony leave them Tonio leave what was probably one of the best tennis of the nineteen eighty eight and in the nineteen sixties and seventies he led the American League five times and heads and won three batting titles and and will we pay on what an outstanding paycheck and he went to London in twenty nine games cabinet shop the guide and winning two hundred and twenty four I will retain that does not yet got it and he won two hundred and twenty nine no that that that can be tilted by the way you look at the numbers but it's close enough to make a good argument and I'll be glad to give you dates I'm Tony Alicia you know why I don't think you ever got in by the writers committee I think I know what you're gonna say but I'm allowed to say it he's a tech bested Ernestine that's right because Dr cover what okay leave is great but he was great as ride coral you make you be led the league in hits while it's because career would take walks in wasn't dates for years what we are as a legal wise what Carew is actually the quote unquote better hitter of the two kind of tough to be the second best hitter on the team and be taught up is all a favor for a five six seven year period when they were teammates but it through and damn that was a pretty good one two punch absolutely and I I I guy just came out what the one hundred greatest baseball plays a long time okay about let's have done that white couple of outlets have done that couple people of compiled that list this guy put Joe DiMaggio fifty six are you are you can you know what I mean I'm me and don't don't don't know I don't know who it was I don't know how we compiled the list I know it would not make you happy and believe me D. O. D. he'd be higher on my list to the ad I god knows he stunk sandy Colfax seventy four how do you stay there and be called back seventy four I'll tell you right now both sides was the best left handed pitcher I ever saw I don't know about you but I but call says was the best I ever so Joe di thanks for the call people are going to put together a list and stuff like that that's what these times give.
"gil hodges" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"We think about Marti Hines and and all kinds I don't know about that Baghdad Gastineau but he would be and they have the conversation I mean I'm not I'm not wouldn't it Joe Klecko was the guy who belongs in the hall of fame that goes without saying all right so so why why is that happening well you know that's a question I can't answer because of was up to me and I was up to most of his he'd be in the hall of fame all right well it won't throw it three different positions a couple years ago we had a mon and of course yeah he was being diplomatic and and somewhat politically correct with that well you know it is what it is and I'm not going to lose any sleep over it and so many words but it must mattered to him there's no question that Joe Klecko of the New York Jets belongs in the hall of fame and why he is not in you couldn't ask me why isn't Gil Hodges in the baseball hall of fame and I have no answer that makes any sense for that either yeah so things are not quite go you talk about gas and I'll even get you know you know before they even you know sorry the old recording sacks do you think about that well no I mean sure I mean he was part of of a great defense of line there's no question about it he's had some health problems of late and I think from last I heard you know he is recovering as best you can from that but with his sack dancing the whole thing no he made a difference there's no question about it but there sure fire hall of Famer is Joe Klecko and why he is not in the hall of fame is beyond me one eight seven seven three three seven six six six six number to call your family York city here's the thing about new cherry vanilla coke though cherries named first all the flavors tastes just as great I mean it could have just as easily been vanilla cherry coke or it could have been coke cherry vanilla and since it's too amazing flavors of coke it might have been cold vanilla cherry coke or cherry vanilla coke coke unless you're in France which would make it a cocktail of an Iowa Democrat a Democrat.
"gil hodges" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Ball that Gil Hodges it's a left center field other than Mickey mantle when you compare them defensively when the make one laterally to was left there is right he would out run anything with his speed that's where he was fantastic Willie was better overall that makes grants to left center what's that shot by Gil Hodges in the old Yankee Stadium where left center field didn't didn't even look like there was a wall it was just forever and he ran as fast as he could he back handed Hodges shot about knee level in court that ball no one I believe could have ever quote that all except Mickey mantle you probably if you go to Google or something you might be able to see that take a look at me on YouTube or or someone that what else you got Bob anything else on your mind well now about you too there is one thing that I think can help a lot of people including yourself and what with the getting about his music music is a good sign you can be in your car you could be at home you could be a war and you always have time for music and music sometimes consumers give any signs of let's face it it's kind of depressing what are you how do you listen to music and sports talk at the same time well it's it's no it's difficult to make a deal you buy what are we flexible whatever that was I mean we have to be dedicated completely to the sports we are able to fit you guys were talking about allowing you to be happy to I'd like to be dedicated to me no no you we we can talk about music let's talk about it but I want you to listen to us we want you to listen to the fan we got a card I I called Susan woman on that date we have an on the S. so you've got somebody that's dedicated we appreciate about the music I want to suggest two things for you guys and I know your producer has a pencil out right now there were two people to listen so I feel that this is a warning you may get addicted to them they're that good but the following names all right I think the greatest singer in the world his name is it's a one main thing the marsh D. R. A. M. A. S. H. he's only twenty five years old B. R. I. M. A. S. H. listens as the March one particular storm is a signature song for people that they get accustomed them right away it's called S. O. S. all right was the other one would you buy the other one is Angelina Jordan never heard of either of these people hi Bob we appreciate you all right bye listen to bohemian Rhapsody by Angelina I wouldn't I thought between and by the way reporter that at thirteen years old all I thought I have a ten million hits when I went on the air didn't clean to that song thanks for the call bye we appreciate the inside there I thought that was that was queen you know a clean track but anyway we can check out the check out those names that you want a music I'm fine with that too I guess whatever floats your boat we just you know I wouldn't recommend listening to music necessarily were we were trying to entertain you here if you have on the background a little place in music throughout the course of the show we try to do that rueful got you covered eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six back to your calls on the other side salad out on the fan the internet has changed so should the way you bank PNC virtual wallet for digital banking it's time for a change now through March thirty first earn up to three hundred dollars when you open and use a select new virtual wallet product simply establish a qualifying direct.
"gil hodges" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"And drugs for the record and here is another reason why Gil Hodges belongs in the hall of fame Joe Nagy's any of the kids the family anyone related to the hot fans friends family acquaintances anyone who knows from Joan and I remember on Bob Murphy night when I was sitting there at Shea Stadium and September of both three and honoring with that with a with a with Bob Murphy as he was retiring that September of two thousand and three and I was lucky and blessed I was a to be among a royal family with Bob Murphy and his family and lighter was therein Franco was there and Joan Hodges sat next to me with all the introductions going on I was nervous I was sweating I was like ready to fish in my pants already and she took my hand Joan Hodges did and gave me a kiss on the cheek and said relax or you'll be fine and I'll never forget that here's a reason why her late husband and a former manager and a great great player and as defense of Lee sound as anybody playing during his lifetime this is why Gil Hodges belongs in the hall of fame in game seven nineteen fifty five ed was Brooklyn's only and the great day Manderson recently passed away in the last year or two or three within that time span and was on this program back in the late eighties early nineties a second time the great Dave Anderson for the Brooklyn eagle covered the Brooklyn Dodgers in there one World Championship in nineteen fifty five in the fourth inning an RBI single Gil Hodges one nothing broke one in those six manning a sacrifice fly by Gil Hodges tutor nothing the final and Johnny Padres the left hander or the winning pitcher for Brooklyn there are only championship and that's another reason why Hodges belongs in all in game seven and everything was a Yankees reading up on Brooklyn it seemed like every October those were the two tapes it Major League Baseball and they were doing and the and the golden age with the giants with the Willie Mays and what Bobby to I'm so did fifty one and with the with Brooklyn and the Yankees now you're talking like that is there another city that had that no there isn't name one city anywhere Tokyo Japan no Honduras now Toronto no hold over Honduras not a city but you know what I'm talking about no where in the world was there the kind of bays small that had in the golden age of New York with three teams and with the maze and mandolin Duke Snyder all playing in the same city can you're not listen to me can you make that up please Lou is calling from Linda and Louis good morning Steve I love your program well you should and here is and I love listening to you well listen to me listen to me as Joe G. been exposed or not listen let me say something yes eight eight the thing about the master anything I used to listen on the part of my grandfather and and listen to them and listen to the mat I love both New York teams but I don't know your another chamber of commerce I I love my Yankees and I like the match baby on a roll I've been I remember listening to the match my grandfather blind on the porch and listing them and would Gary Carter Dwight Gooden Lenny Dykstra and listening that back in the eighties and the Mets for the Mets are good and they're on a roll right now you're a chamber of commerce fan no I love I love I love my Yankees and you know what I'm glad for the mass I know I donate them that's what I'm saying right I I hope that there's going to be a subway series because you know there's a lot of baseball being played but I am a Die Hard jet fan and I want to know we have a kicker I know there yeah I did they signs as somebody Michael dead the jets I think there was a Norwegian or somebody who was trying I don't I don't know if they sign or not the kicker they had been because you missed a couple of extra points and and who retired that's it but that was from yeah we attack I what's his name trailer burned away is that his name Michael what is it earlier burn away he was in camp with them last year but they said they're looking for I mean that might be the emergency we need a guy in here let's find someone Joe Douglas said the other day with boomer geo they're still looking for somebody down okay yeah bird away is that and that is that how you say I don't know if it's per later burned alive we'll find out Thursday when he missed his first kick in the preseason barber is calling from Douglas from Douglas and Robert you're on the fan what's happening thank you very much are you going to statement well water okay I am virtually thank you right now I want to record a comment I was blessed my skin would start much response thanks to cringe okay and then that guy John kind on the Paul okay before I talk about that for a second because I heard the other day yes if I can kind of quizzes dot nobody ever on your present right I thought he said nineteen seventy nine he did was bragging about your real right I'm glad that you brought that out about Duke and what not like that it was talking about was done about it and says she nobody thank you Matt the what to bring the greatest but probably replaced by political class that ever lived yeah powerful both sides which okay shop and and in the end and also Bob speed he adds yes yes we got hurt the drain at and they said there's no bank at the one on one as you look at the your attitude that that that that that he actually got about that the magician suggests that I have what because I know you have a lot of go ahead Missouri yeah branch Yankee fans savor the moment when does it draw it's the next man up twenty seven nine on the injured reserve aged list okay yell at that and twenty seven minutes okay with those twenty seven men they've always had somebody Cleveland is spring you may have read that to yourself they got rid of him we was washed out since it was washed up it was not but that that they got rid of both what were the out what is amazing with that with our shallow and and listen we all come to talk about the Jews baseballs if a guy on your team that to root for is sitting all runs whether the baseballs or Jews or not nobody cares if fate whether to Yankees of the match or any team or shallow in two years the last two years he spent one with Cleveland and one with a Toronto had a total of but two home runs no no I think he had a total of eight home runs eight and I think now he's got like a team with two months still to play so Jews baseball's not listen I know you're too bad good guy I listen he's issues is ever Yankee fans going to say well you still have to hit the ball he had a home run yesterday or two games ago would have four hundred and sixty one three that's making Manal for you but none the less if these are your team you could care less with the.
"gil hodges" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Well you go to the Dodgers seven Anne Gino Samoan Gil Hodges get base hits their RBI hits and the Dodgers go up four to two we now go to the ninth inning and this is where this game really gets interesting Willie Mays draws a walk Jackie brand forces will at second base so bad it's a fly ball to right furloughs got it for the second out and coming up is Bob Schmidt the catcher Bob Schmidt facing Fred Kip a pitcher for the Dodgers is gone eight and two thirds and he's only given a four hits at this point a couple of runs five walks and four strikeouts well Bob Schmidt crushes one knocks it out into left field and the giants tie the Dodgers for four it is home run number fourteen for Fred Kip buy this game now moves forward coming in for the the giants is Paul Gil one of the former bonus babies Johnny clip Stein pitches for the Dodgers and nothing happens until the sixteenth inning where this sounds familiar doesn't nothing happens until the sixteenth inning against Mike McCormick Gino Smalley gets a base hit call for real gets a double and the Dodgers go up five to four he ends the damage by getting Hodges and Snyder to go out we now go to the bottom of the sixteenth on the hill for the Dodgers is the great Johnny Padres Y. de Lachman starts it often Whitey Lachman hits a home run his second of the year of a Johnny Padres to tie the game five five the place is going crazy nineteen thousand eight hundred this game is now with the four hour thirty five minute mark Rachel Blonsky the third baseman gets a base hit and Ruben Gomez comes in to drop down a bunt he does he gets it in a great spot Roseboro throws to first and throws it into right field furloughed retrieves the ball throws wildly back to the plate coming into the score is major Blonsky and the giants win the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixteenth six to five they would not have another game like this until well into July of two thousand nineteen when they scored two runs in the bottom of the sixteenth to beat the New York Mets won out a.
"gil hodges" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Giants now back to the giants pregame show with Marty Leri on KNBR six eighty all right beautiful day for baseball today is that was the call last night joining us from Cooperstown and of very famous men of the late sixties four home runs in fort bats at one point in his career as a New York mac he wrote the book after the miracle the last thing brotherhood of the sixty nine Mets it's a big deal it's on the New York times bestseller list he is in Cooperstown today and we welcome back to the show are chance he how are you Marty good to be with you always good to be with you thank you your own with Adam and Kerry as well you heard I probably the call of John Miller last night they Fleming of of the Mets dropping the ball in left field I had to bring back some memories of the early New York Mets well I can't take the blame for those early years now with them people always make fun of me when I say that but now I joined the team in sixty eight we were still kind of a team that was floundering but under Gil Hodges we start to put it together course sixty nine we want it all but I saw the replay of that play last night and it's just a very typical of the team is just not playing well in the end you get great pitching and you can't to score a couple runs and then you drop a fly ball or you don't get to the fly ball and it's just it's an awful way to lose it but on the other hand for the giants I know its keep that streak going in in the it's a good sign for them because when you're playing well things like that happen so but I was so disappointed for the Mets fans because I know they they were pulled for that game last night Barton those are the two sides of baseball right you're watching a team in the Mets who had high aspirations with a new GM and manager coming in this year that they've they've floundered rebelled mightily over the length and a half or so and the judge to turn it around you said with things are going well for your team things like that with that that final play for the giants happened last night when you're not going good things like that for the Mets happened last night what exactly exactly right I remember Gil Hodges in nineteen sixty nine when nobody even thought we had any chance to do anything he said you know I I you guys are in spring training is that you guys are a lot better than you think if you can find ways to win some close games you know how to lose close games let's find ways to win it even though it's the season started out even to the middle of the season one for playing great but we got it all this we're still nine games behind the cubs at that time and all of a sudden we started winning those close games every close game every series and and it was just an incredible thing to happen because all of a sudden we found ways to do we had great pitching course with the recruitment and Ryan and gentry and all those guys in really good defense but we just started to find ways to win and I think that was the key to us going on the winning a championship but I know there was any one game any any one person it was just a way to win those games and you see the way the Mets are playing they're getting good pitching all of a sudden and and the bullpen blows it are they lose a game like last night but decidedly it and and into the giants credit they win that game I mean if you did or not every game is going to be a pretty when they went out because sometimes so so what I know exactly how these teams are doing both sides did you just have to win those close games you know are you look at that sixty nine that's team and the team what nine eleven in the month of April twelve and twelve in may and that kind of took off in the month of June and that's what we saw this giants team do this year how does a team put the first two months that are kind of sub par not up to expectations behind it and rally a rally themselves into a playoff race well you directly to where I mentioned it's just you when those close games you win by anyway you can whether it's an error by the defense our time we hit and you start believing in yourself and in our case Gil Hodges was put tuning in a number of positions in everybody was starting to contribute now was the real real deal legacy that team because everybody contributed some point during the course of the year and I and I think that's really what has to happen with these teams even if you're a number of games behind you can't give up hope because I am perfect example being on a team that won the World Championship nine games behind the team in the middle of August so you keep plugging away like the giants are doing actually opening these that these games and they got a little street going in anything can happen yeah I know the master disappointed this year they were hoping for a lot better success but at the same time even though I gave blew the last couple games I I just think that you cannot give up you just have to keep plugging away and and then hoping that something kick in the rear end and get stirred the pot sores because almost on your on the street get anything can happen so so I I've always tell I don't know why fans get so discouraged in the in the in June and July because anything can happen as we get it the August and September so I would tell giants fans even met fans as bad as it looks right now keep to face because I'm a perfect example of turning it on and all of a sudden great things happening by our chance the weather's so my member the sixty nine Mets and of course did some amazing things a little bit earlier in his career art a couple of things one as a hitter when you got to face a pitcher coming up for the minor leagues he didn't have very good numbers and they hadn't seen him before but he's been getting knocked around a little bit we just sort of like your chops as a hitter you know I I was in that kind of and here I I I always respected everybody by you know since it's what's interesting about the game of baseball the greatest pitchers in the world could have trouble with the weakest hitters and and and and the best hitters could have trouble with the weakest pitchers I it's a very strange phenomenon in the end I always respected everybody you know that dating a baseball and consistently hitting it hard consistently is it real I never let my job that I had success against people that I saw a little bit more confident about but but you know there were so many great pitchers in the big leagues that time when I played in the sixties and then you guys had him right there in San Francisco so a number of them so I never was that over confident to say a guaranteed to get a couple is that in this game I never felt that way but it was always a challenge and I think deep down that made me a better try to be a better hitter because I thought every at bat was the challenge facing somebody's great pitchers who pitched in the sixties and seventies well I'm predicting a couple hits off Walter locket today after I'm done with that but the other thing that you said that's interesting then add on Kerry have some questions for you the book is after the miracle the the the lasting brotherhood of the sixty nine that's a great story and we had art on previously talking about it but art the bench for the Mets in sixty nine and it was al Weiss and the catcher in you and other people that's what I'm doing it for the giants right now the benches fueling this thing and the core guys are kind of picking it up from here and there I think there's a comparison well it could be your right yeah you know and Gil Hodges the was kind of manager that managed by steel internal bruises too I think Bruce has a little bit of that old kind of managerial style there's no way he manages because because you know nowadays with this the server metrics and print out everything seems like it's all about numbers and and the guys I play for particular your lodges with was a manager of the he knew about the guys at the end of the bench because at some point during the season he was gonna need them and he was right and he got the most out of everybody wasn't great for our careers I I I'm the first to admit it one myself and so border one right she'll does the sharing the on the outfield it didn't help us at all is in no one in the in the longevity of our careers but the reality of what should help the team at the time we believe in go AJ is in the end it dinner witnessed by what the giants are doing this everybody's contributing that's that's what the team is all about that's that that shows you that you've got to go even a cohesiveness in the team is visible is is following the lead of the manager and and that's how it all happened believe me that's a that's exactly the formula right there you know art I'm looking at your your numbers from the nineteen sixty nine season you hit three hundred with eight sixty three OPS fourteen home runs that season the career year for you I'm wondering can can players rise to the occasion and have their best seasons when it when the team starts to pick it up and win close games like you guys were doing you feel like you were able to deliver more in those moments because you have so much confidence in the way the team was playing I actually believe that I think it was confidence in your ability and confidence that if you if you didn't have a great game somebody else is going to pick up the slack you and I think dad always kind of kind of resonates with everybody on the team I think that's what everybody felt the least the guys that I've talked to over the years and we've we've gone over this they felt the same way of weeks we felt like if we had a bad game somebody else's good yourself the weather was with the bat or defensively our pitchers are gonna come to look at the perfect example is the playoffs would beat the Braves in we at Seaver Kuzmin gentry pitching and three really terrific pictures of they all got hit pretty hard to play us but it was the left hand batters came through and we scored a lot of runs against Atlanta which character who had a terrific team you know I had a seven it's a thirteen at bats and that's the reason I don't get a chance to start the first game of the World Series which was very discouraging for me but in any percent me up the pension at then in nineteen in with the game on the line ended up grounding out to second I know it's interesting I think about that at that almost every day of my life no matter what else I've done in my career that at bat in the World Series in game one is like this take stated in my mind but the reality of it was we all kind of felt like we could contribute to the team and in that was above the genius of Gil Hodges managing talking our chance the item wondered about the the giants just get back to five hundred I'm wondering about the mindset of like a a clubhouse or team in general is that it's a big milestone for TV they feel like once they get back to five hundred okay now we're out of the hole is that it is something that a team can audience they were gonna keep this going because we've now gotten back to sort of balance I I think is more affected their plane better baseball they're then they've won some games in a row and they've won some close games no one in the close games is really a secret to the success in finding ways to win and whether it's like I said winning ugly or not the fact that you won the game and now you're backing of being competitive and lion P. teams are looking at you it's not like you just the phone back and nobody cares anymore so I think it stirs up everybody's interest the fans get caught up in it and and I think it's it's great for the for the the team that that finally making a little bit a move and they you know expectations were that that we're going to be a good team and finally showing up but I think that's so much the fact that we got to five hundred but the fact that generally playing much better baseball than we were playing and it's showing up in the standings great great great stuff aren't very good enjoying Cooperstown what's it like up there did you are Yankee fans I'm overwhelmed with every time I see a matte Jersey or somebody with a shirt on I grab them so I can let you know who the believe that their cemex answer but you know because Marian Rivera is going in and and the it's a great list this year guys going in but and was was such a great pitcher in so many Yankee fans up you know it's close to New York and in this area is always been Yankee territory so I just got a dance around all these Yankee fans and better out I can just grab a couple met fans in the show more because you know the lock well you know what what players are up there so the signing autographs is doing this Pete rose there are people like that yeah he's right next door you know we were teammates for a number of years wait a minute the other at the end you know.
"gil hodges" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Three. Two. And that is Kurt gowdy make the call Davey. Johnson the future manager playing second base for the Orioles. Pops, it up your thoughts in our, you know, for all of us at that moment, it was our lives changed at Brian Tober. Sixteenth nineteen sixty nine I'm still in New York. All these things that have happened to us as a individually, and as a team but but it was just an incredible moment for all of us. Remember where we came from the team, I wasn't there in the early years. So I can't take the blame for the lovable losers. But I was there in sixty eight where we finish nine expansion team Houston Colt, forty five and they will bet because you've got everyone's excess on the roster. Right. Everyone's look the last years of their career, they were not not only bad. They were awful first year nineteen sixty two the record was forty wins one hundred and twenty losses and subsequent years. They just finished last place. And then the first year I was here, nineteen sixty eight and Gil Hodges first year we finished ninth a half game last. Place. And then we went to division play in nineteen sixty nine nobody in their right mind would have said, we're going to go on the head and win a World Series against a terrific Baltimore Oriole team. But, but we did in fifty years later, we're still talking about it. Also this controversy and tell me about this play the Cleon Jones shoe, polish. I let's listen cut fifty..
"gil hodges" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"And it Charles, you know, hell to that vision of of Jackie Robinson a man with the same color skin as he had playing in the major leagues. And and Charles had a really rough passage through the minors. You know, hearing just ungodly vile things in little southern towns. And and, but he soldiered soldier through it and ended up making the majors way way later, then he should have. But finally was a rookie and sixty two with the Kansas City as and play the the last game of his career. In game five of the nineteen sixty nine World Series. And we have this classic photo of him. Kind of dancing on the mound with Kouzmin who was still on the mound at the end of that game, by the way with they. They had these things than BUSTER called complete games. The Mets the Mets had fifty one of them that year. And I looked it up last year in major league baseball both leagues combined. Every team did not have fifty one complete games. Total. That's it's incredible. How much the game is changing Jerry Kouzmin was on that team. Tom Seaver Nolan. Ryan was on that team player lesser role for them before he merges his store later on one of the most compelling figures on that team. No doubt about it was their manager Gil Hodges, what did you learn about him in working on the book? Every single player told me BUSTER that without kill Hodges. They don't win. And I think as even though he was a tremendous baseball, man. And a great strategist who had think innings innings ahead. I think his his greatest gift was his ability to connect with the players and to make to give everyone ownership and what they were collectively doing. So that the Al weis is the JC Martin's that Duffy dyers they these guys were role players. And somehow they they totally bought in even all the guys podges platoon that year they they bought in. And he he did his greatest work. I think behind the scenes, and maybe no better example than Tommy AG who who came over from the White Sox in this in the celebrated trade, and he was going to be the the difference maker and then in nineteen sixty eight its first at bat and spring training. He he gets hitting the head by Bob Gibson who wanted to. Welcome him to the National League. And Iggy ended up having a brutal year and hot just never wavered never lost faith in him. And he he probably had AJ his office more than any other players. You're my center fielder. You're an all star. You're my goal Glover. You were you're going to be just fine. We believe in you. And he he had this powerful presence that. The commanding way about him that, you know, the players were sort of scared of them, but they also just revered him. And it's I mean, I think well tell you one thing I think that guy abs- Gil Hodges absolutely belongs in the hall of fame, and hopefully that'll get done one of these years. But. Yeah. You you anticipated my next question knowing that that's always been a running debate eighteen years in the major league three hundred seventy homers part of those teams that will live in history. The Brooklyn Dodgers then goes over the Mets. They win the World Series of more than I thought about it in preparing his interview with you. I was like, of course, you should be in the hall of fame. To me. It's it's a complete no brainer. And maybe the most most agrees oversight that of of anyone. And I you know, I love the hall of fame. And and it should be super selective in you know, I think it's the greatest hall of fame there is, but he belongs in the hall on the basis of his playing career when he retired hit more home runs than any right handed hitter in National League history. And he also played a a heck of a first base. And was a was a quiet team leader on great teams..
"gil hodges" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"To introduce to you now. Brightens my heart. It is such an honor to have her and we're going to get to her in just a second. This program is paying tribute all season to the fiftieth anniversary of the miracle Mets and who better to start off this tribute. Then our first guests the Mets opened their home season on Thursday would have been Gil Hodges ninety fifth birthday with people living longer than ever before. Who's to say he wouldn't be alive today heading up and taken from soon joining us from Palm Beach gardens, his namesake Gil Hodges junior and his mother his beloved mother, the former Joan Lombardi of Brooklyn, New York. I can't tell you how happy I am to have you guys on my show morning. Thank you. Okay. Joan tell me how you doing. There's so many people are so happy to hear your voice. Well. Nance, but I'm ninety two years old. Could you doing one day time and thanking God I'm here? Gil youth through from the mound. And I don't know if you know this but the radar gun head yet ninety nine miles an hour. No, no. I didn't. But could you please let the Mets scouts noted? Okay. And and where they could reach me. Good. Good. Good for you. Joan it was a special day on Thursday with with you with the ballpark with Gilly on the man to be able to throw out the first pitch. What what a wonderful moment that was. It's truly was let's get this out of the way. Because when people bring up your husband's name, the are upset about the fact that he's not in the baseball hall of fame when he retired his three hundred seventy career home runs. Seventh all time and number one among right handy. Hitters and Joan there is so many people I have for dear friends of mine who are upset about the fact that this great man, this wonderful player is not in the baseball hall of fame. And I know it is your son's hope that if in fact that when they vote again next year in twenty twenty that you will be able to enjoy that moment. Waiting for me. To tell me tell me how you feel Tillis how you feel. About the baseball hall of fame. I well, I tell you I certainly feel that he their knee. To be hall of Famer. And honored it in many way. And. I wish that it happens while I'm still alive. Exactly. Right. And Gil, I know you feel the same way he's already in your personal hall of fame. Well, yeah. I you know, I've I've been following baseball since I was born grew up with dead. And and a lot of people don't know that mom knew knew more about baseball and follow baseball long before she met dead. So she's, you know, an avid baseball baseball fan actually used to help dead. Sometimes what he would get in a slump with his thin. So one priest very famously during the World Series in nineteen early nineteen fifties. Absolutely, please. Absolutely. Yeah. No, mom, mom knows a lot. And we're just hoping for the best. You know that we can do is what they are. I think this this golden era period that they've created a twenty five years segment. I think what what the writer should remember. I'm sure they do is that that period is what's being judged on. Not the statistics today drive. You know, there's so many so many bull players debater changed all these numbers. And for whatever reason they're in great shape. They work harder. They you know, they make enough income where they don't have to work in the winter. You know, these factors will all there. But that twenty five year period, that's what he should be judged on. And you know, these writers know that they also should look at the criteria for entrance into the hall of fame. It's not all statistics. It has a lot to do with what you did for your team that has a lot to do with moral character. You know, it has to do with everything that if you looked at that list. You would check off Gil Hodges skill Hodges skill Hodges. So all we can do is Cray in the stands right up there statistically for that time. Absolutely. I mean without a doubt, you know. And again, it's for that time it's that twenty five year period that that what it should be based on not that seven hundred fifty six home runs now lead all baseball. Then, you know, that's it's a different timeframe different scenario. I think what they did for creating that was to look at that one period twenty five years spans and see where those players fit in in their time. We with Joan Hodges and Gil Hodges junior on it Randall's. Talking baseball Joan headed you meet and fall in love with Gil Hodges. Did I fall in love with have to? How'd you meet him? And where did you meet him? Do you? Remember, I don't remember. It was a blind date. Remember? Go ahead. Guilt till the story. Mama's ninety two and. I'm doing well. I can tell you that it was. Thursday, she's doing well, but they met on a blind date rape met on a blind date, and you know, because mom new baseball. She really didn't know who Hodges was because he had just started. But she knew baseball, and I think that kind of oppressed by father, you know, she wasn't just another pretty face, which of course, she was. But it was someone who knew and he could converse with about his profession. And I think that's what sort of started the love affair. It's great Gil Hodges Jona ges on it Randall's talking baseball taking your phone calls on the toll free eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six and with regard to the hall of fame. You're not going to mount to campaign to get him in. Now, that's not on my dad, son. That's not what he would have done. And that's certainly not what I'm gonna do his out there. I hope they writers. For the veterans committee all the judges just look at that twenty five year period, look at the criteria for entrance into the hall of fame and judge him from there. And if they don't feel that he merited, you know, then so be it. That's I'm not I'm not mounting any campaign. May I say, I think please Joan. At this time. The whole thing means many things. Yes. There was a whole family. No doubt about it. And also, there's there's this being a piercing away at such a very young age at forty seven and not being able to go out to the ballpark to be with the press and to be seen everywhere. Gill the had aside at a mind in that seems to apply here. One hundred percent at one hundred percent, which is which is why as as, you know, the leader of our family. It's such a tribute. You know, and I've said it before and mom will tell you. You know, we meet people who talk to us like they had dinner with the last month. Yeah. And it's it's mind boggling momma tell you she meets people all the time. And they say Joan I remember this in this. I remember when your husband in a snowstorm pulled over the side of the road in Brooklyn and helped me change a flat tire. Well. I've heard of people of pulling over to give people rides home. Oh. But they talk about them like they were within last month. It's just it's just those are the tribute that you sort of reveling and that you hold dear. Joan Hodges and Gil Hodges junior with us on Ed Randall's talking baseball and Joan I'm sure there were people when you are out who still come up to you until you how much they loved your husband and how grateful they are for nineteen sixty nine. Very very much. So I can tell you they they speak of him with such. Respect. Mac show to state. And he was extremely respectful. Do you? Remember the time in which you're you're in Washington with the senators he is managing their do. You remember when that moment came when the Mets made. Overture to bring you guys back home. Yes. Not not really. But I do remember. I do remember Gill. What what do you? Remember? I had a big part, you know, in in dead coming back to manage the Mets because you know, we used to family one school ended. We would hack up close the house up booklet and drive to Washington DC, and we would spend the summers in Washington with it. Which was you know, just a great time. I mean, it was just like a vacation every year. But when the opportunity came for dead to come back to New York and live in the house all year round and mom to be with her family all year round. You know, her mom and dad her sister ho brother, unfortunately, now all the cease, but she got to spend all that, you know, more substantial time with them. It was just almost a no brainer and the senators were improving each year under him h year, they got better. Although they they did seem to have a lot of Los Angeles Dodgers on their club. But yeah. Better all the time. And I know crane pool has said. Who knows what would have happened had? He not been taken from us so quickly and so tragically with regard to the baseball hall of fame because he's being considered largely for his playing career, which is so substantial and stands up so well statistically had he been able to survive who knows what his managerial career would what fruits would have been born from that. Sure. A lot of the boys feel like they would've won the World Series of always said the World Series is although it's seven games. It's breaks you need brakes. You gotta catch a break here a bad hop here. But penance, you know, the lay of the season usually brings the best to the top. And I think they would have one more penance for sure. Joan. In. This is the second time that he came home because he was he he was part of the expansion mitts in nineteen sixty two you were still with the dodgers at that time. He comes back as a player, and then after his retirement becomes manager, the Washington, senators and comes home again, and to what Gil gist said of how happy this must've made you to be able to reunite with your family. You were happy. Mom, right. You know, I have a just not enough. To say, I was happy. Right. Baseball baseball has has his been your life. And it is again on behalf of all these people who adore your husband Joan. We are so honored too heavy on the show this morning. And we wish you all the very very best of luck and good health and one very important question before you leave on Sunday for dinner is it sauce or is it gravy? Let him know what goes on the pasta. Tell them absolutely. Okay. Good. Time to meet my. There you go. That's what it was like in my house, the son of an immigrant from from Naples. Italy Joan on behalf of our audience this morning. Thank you so much for being with me. Thank you. We're so happy to have you. And wish you all the very best in life. And I hope that Gil Hodges gets into the baseball hall of fame where he is where he deserves to be well, I hope so. But I tell you really he hasn't been and we'll be. Fickle, and his I live my whole.
"gil hodges" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"The team reeled off at eleven game winning streak early in the season and sham. Ski says players truly believed in the selves. I'm not sure what. That moment was that. I said that we have now learned how to win close games is all about being a winning those close games. Sweet two two two one four to three instead of losing those games. Four two three two two one three two two fans started to believe too. I'll tell you. I remember used to run out the right field before the game. And and the national anthem. The star rated start and all of a sudden halfway through the national anthem the crowd getting revved up and everybody did not want to miss that first bitch. They just didn't want to miss that first bitch. And I think the fans were just so caught up. They were so eager for something. Good to happen with the Mets all of us as players were basically the same. We were kids living our dream. We spoke with our champs he at the New York Mets spring training camp and shared a souvenir. Nineteen sixty nine. There was a nice tickets tickets September tenth nineteen sixty nine. Oh my God. What was the worst team in baseball was now just weeks away from being crowd is the best? A half. Everybody on that team through. And I think that's the real true that team. It's when you talk about it. It's not just Tom Seaver, Jerry. Boozman Tommy Agius about Al weis about Kenny Boswell. It's about Wayne gared Charles, Don. Grand slam. Fifty years after the miracle various some sadness manager, Gil Hodges, and most of the coaches have died as have several players many of the kids that are chance. Ski.
"gil hodges" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"CBS news, New York CVS is helping CBD go mainstream here. CBS news business reporter Jason Brooks. In San Francisco CVS is selling despite the legal vagueness of the cannabis derivative known for its non psychoactive effects as opposed to THC market. Watch reports that CVS started carrying CBD products in eight states, including lotions creams sprays Rolon SABs fifty years ago, the New York Mets took baseball by storm correspondent Peter King. Looks back from Mets spring training in Florida. I'm Peter King in port St. Lucie, Florida for seven years, the New York Mets had arguably been the worst even baseball and the Mets were known as the level balloon then came nineteen sixty-nine at a team that became a social phenomenon. Background. Number one. I played thirteen years. Nobody ever talks about the other twelve it's always about nine hundred sixty nine in a way, the sixty nine match where like the twenty-seven Yankees your name lives on forever because you were part of that team. Former outfielder are champ ski says it's because the Mets had been so bad for so long the World Series. Win was totally unexpected unless you played for them. Shame ski writes about it in after the miracle published this week by Simon and Schuster, a division of CBS says much of the credit goes to manager Gil Hodges, go was a no nonsense person. Wouldn't reminds that we can win. We could be a better team deal was able to get the most out of all his players. He knew at the core that that that during the year he was going to need that guy at the end of the bench. He managed by feel. You don't see that managers? Any kind of manages a mortal sabermetrics and pronounce suffered guilt. Gill was a field manager the team reeled off at eleven game winning streak early in the season and sham. Ski says players truly believed in themselves. And I sure what moment that was that. I said that we have now learned how to win close games. It's all about winning those close games. Sweet a two two two one four three instead of losing those games. Four two three two two one three two two fans started to believe to I'll tell you. I remember used to run out the right field before they game and the national anthem the star credit start and all of a sudden halfway through the national anthem. The crowd would get revved up and everybody did not want to miss that. First pitch. They just didn't want to miss that first bitch. And I think the fans would just. So caught up. They were so eager for something. Good to happen with the Mets all of us as players were basically the same. We were kids living our dream. We spoke with our champs ski at the New York Mets spring training camp and shared a souvenir. Nineteen sixty nine there.
"gil hodges" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Three forty three in the end. You ask me about Gil Hodges in fame all his numbers and the vote I share eligible sixty nine twenty four percent next year. He's up to forty jumped to forty eight looks promising right? Then he goes to fifty then down to forty five to fifty seven fifty four just jumped all around got sixty percent of the vote once twice and his last year of eligibilty eighty three with sixty three percent. And that was it. So he no he just. Like, I said before my time. I don't know people. I've talked to said they don't know why he's not in. I don't know what the prejudice against. I have no idea. And maybe just wasn't the best in that era. Because he's never you never won the MVP led the league in homers or anything like that. Let's go to John in Foxborough mass, John you're on the fan. Joanie? I have to call before you went on vacation last time I called a band called right after instead he hated my accent. I just want to say that when accident accent just a handicap, I don't really appreciate my accent. I mean, try to to to your Alexa. You know phone the Alexa, doesn't you like say put on cars with Paul Newman. I have to get my wife to come in into her mid western voice. It doesn't pick up the Boston voice right by my son in law is from Delhi India, and I talked to his his mother on the phone business. How bad a Boston accent is that she gets off the phone, and she turns him and said what the hell did he? I mean, this is the thing I met President Obama. You know in Washington, my daughter got me into meet him. And you know, he he just looked at me. Like, I was just like what the hell does that me and say the only thing people really want you to do is do JFK impressions we choose to go to the moon. Give us some give me some sympathy. Men from New York, you know, and plus Boston has won a championship in two months. I mean, how much do we have to take New York? Ever was. Where is IBM is? We're up lags. I asked the people of New York. That's that's that's classic. Once. We've got a little a little bit on there. In Brooklyn, Stewart, you're on the fan. Yeah. Good morning, sir. How are you today? I'm all right. How're you doing not bad? Tony where you headed for anyway. New zealand. Oh. Let's say this much, hopefully, the people over there can heal. I also. I mean, this is horrific anywhere in the world. And like somebody said before why can't people just live in peace? Well, like, they said, we're all related, right? All flesh and blood. Yeah. They seem to realize that like, I think you said maybe the people will wake up an alias decide to show up on then we'll all get together for a couple of weeks and beat them. Yeah. And we'll go back to hate each other. Yeah. Exactly. But you know, getting to the Yankees Luis Severino. I don't they. They should not rush him at all. My man, he's still valuable appears. And I think the answer can come within with.
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"And when I was younger, I would go with him sometimes, and I go in there, and I see them there, and I had autographs from Harrelson, you know, Crame pool. All those guys. They would just ask me about baseball. What I was doing. You know, how you feel about the game? And you know, what I was learning. And if they were just back, then it was just such a different different atmosphere. He had access to the bay. I've got a friend of mine who said Gil Hodges used to come to his community breakfasts all the time. That's how I impossible now. Yeah. You can't get you can't get to the place the way we used to get back to them that. No, you can't sell. Thanks. Thanks so much for the thanks so much for the call. Thanks here is Rick in White Plains on Randall's talking baseball on fan. Hi, rick. Tweet. I just wanna say to just evil. I tonic as a mess fan. I often. The television with my parents. I remember no hitter he lost after eight and two thirds, and I'm just on a general note ex wanna say something positive come out of this. If there's somebody older in your life that you have something you want to do with them do it. Whether it's a ball game or a walk or hike, or whatever you never know when you're gonna lose that person that has dementia, and I look back at the things that I made it a point to do with him when he was still a hundred percent with us. And I am so glad of anybody out. There has a person in their life. But they have their little bucket list of things to do something positive come out of this and get out there with that mom or dad or uncle and have a at the ballpark, or whatever it is on your list. Well, said Rick thank you and best to your dad. Thank you so much. We take your calls on the toll free. You were the show this morning. Your memories of Tom Seaver the franchise and we're. At the ballpark for any number of the days that Tom Seaver embedded in our minds in in our hearts on the toll free at eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six. But now here's John with the update..
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"And that turns the game. There's always going to have to be judgment calls made whether it's made in the booth whether it's made on the field whether it's made with instant replay at full speed versus instant replay at slow speed. And how do you determine the difference? How do you say well on one play we have to do it at regular speed because it's bang bang. And on another play. Well, we're allowed to slow it down and do frame by frame. And yeah, you know, I see the tip of the football isn't on the screen here. And the guy's hand is on him. Well, that's a call in real time. It's simultaneous year. I can't even pick it up. So how do you get that? Right. And the answer is you can't not all the time. Let's go to Steve on the car phone. You're on the fan. Stephen morning, Richard. Thanks for taking the call. I want to take it to you a moment to talk about the baseball hall of fame. I was very disturbed. Harold Baines admitted and went concern is lowering the bar lowering standards setting a precedent for future a candidate for the hall of fame. I can't get every candidate right all the time. But I think this is setting a dangerous precedent for Logan standards. Dangerous. How was dangerous? Hello all. The whole is supposed to be for the very best elite player of the bed. And I have trouble seeing why Harold veins veins and be considered the best of the best in any way, shape or form. Okay. Let's see. Here's the thing. When we talk about danger is a really dangerous to have somebody in the hall of fame who maybe shouldn't be in the hall of fame that we're looking at numbers, and we go, you know. His numbers. And there's no there's no rule that says well, you have to have X number of saves. You have to have X number of victories. You have to have an ER a under a certain point in order to be considered herald Danes had a twenty one year career in major league baseball. Okay. A long long career. So there's longevity, and I know Mike, Mike francesa goes on compilers. Well, I take great exception to that. Because the fact that a guy can last a long time and put up numbers over a long period of time. There should be some honor in that not everybody can do that not everybody can take care of themselves. Well enough to do that. And if you look at herald veins. One hundred sixty two game average to eighty nine was his batting average. His on base percentage was three fifty six. That's really good. Okay. The number of doubles. He hit twenty eight the number of home runs. Twenty two. The number of average RV is ninety three. You know, and you look at well was he ever the best? Well, he was an all star number of times. Let's say five times he was an all star. He he was in the MVP voting four times. Okay. Was he the greatest of the great? No. But he wasn't a terrible player. He wasn't this guy. Like, oh, God, you know. I keep hearing you'll Haji should be in the hall of fame wise and Gil Hodges in the hall of fame. His on base percentage is banning average was lower than herald veins. Okay. But he played in New York played for the river dodgers. And he was a manager of the Mets won a championship. And you know, I can make a case of Gil Hodges belongs in. But if you're gonna let Gil Hodges in then you gotta have Carol veins, and if you look at Phil Rizzuto shortstop look at his numbers offense and was he Ozzie Smith as a shortstop, probably not. But he was a good shortstop. You know, it's one of those things it's always going to be a little bit subjective. And we can complain. I mean, there are people. Mike Messina doesn't belong in the hall of fame. I heard that big argument. He's not a hall of fame pitcher. Okay. Me whatever. However, you want to slice it. There's not going to be probably another three hundred win pitcher in baseball. The way the game is played today. I can't talk for fifty years. Now, I won't be around the no one anyway. But the way the game is played today. Guys are not gonna win three hundred games. He won two hundred seventy two twenty win season..