4 Burst results for "Greg Ler"
"greg ler" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Each of whom has to have their own personality and has to kind of look a certain way whether there's somebody who's reading a newspaper or somebody who's smoking a cigar or something like that and they're all dressed differently. There's just there's a lot of visual information in there. There's a lot of stuff happening. I don't know if I don't know if I should say how long it took to do the painting, but it took a very long time and it nearly killed me and thankfully the guy who commissioned it is he's a friend. So he was very patient with me and really just loved watching it kind of come together, but it is out of my life and it's on his wall and that's all that matters. Well, I will link to those two images and to a lot of other coverage of your work and videos and your website at great crank later dot com. That's krt. You can also find Greg on Twitter at Greg ler, where he tweets a lot of images of his work, which makes it a great follow. And I'm glad and I'm sure many others are glad that you found your muse and that it happened to be baseball that we have all gotten to enjoy that. And I'm also grateful that I haven't received any PR emails about Greg kreindler, NFTs, which my inbox is overflowing. These days with NFT this and NFT that and I wish I could unsubscribe from all of them and all the future NFT related emails. So thank you for sparing me. At least that seems like an area that you have not delved into. Yeah, no, not really interested. I think it's great. It's just not really for me. I don't know if I even think it's great. The environment that's fixed. That's true. That is true. All right. Well, this has been a great pleasure to talk to you and learn a little bit about the process that produces these works and thank you very much for coming on in for your time today. Thank you, Ben. I really had a great time. Thanks so much for having me on. All right, that will do it for today, thanks as always for listening and thanks to Craig for his time. He sent me some high resolution images of the paintings that we talked about today. So check the show page if you want to appreciate them in all their glory. Last week, I had a conversation with Meg about learning to love a sport later in life, we talked about how daunting it is and questioned whether we could do it having grown up with baseball the way that we have. And when we discussed that, I invited listeners to write in with their stories of discovering a sport later in life, I don't mean on their deathbeds, I just mean not from birth the way that we are often inculcated into our sport of choice. Many of us hardly have a choice in the matter, or the choices to renounce a sport more so than it is to embrace it. It's just forced upon us and most of us are pretty happy to have it, but it can be tough to replicate that immersion that you get as a kid. But it can be done, and we received quite a few responses from people who told us their stories. So I think I'll read a smattering of those, I'll read a few today and read a few next time. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about it. So this is a message from Patreon supporter Andrew, who says, I'm a late baseball converti from the UK. I got into it as I work often at night and wanted something sports based to listen to. And I got dragged in by the club's Cleveland World Series ESPN radio broadcasts. The main joy for me, which perhaps does partly come from being in the UK is that I had minimal prior knowledge of baseball beforehand other than some basic understanding of the rules. This means I get the satisfaction of learning and figuring out the subtleties of the sport all by myself and without the conventional wisdom handed down from parents, Friends, and or broadcasters that I've ingested about soccer and crickets since birth. For example, I never had to unlearn the value of betting average versus on base percentage. I just thought the objective is not to get out, so why would batting average carry more weight, so I get additional enjoyment in following baseball as a lack of preconceptions and historical cliches is fun. This may also just indicate I am weird and antisocial. You know, I don't think so Andrew, I understand that completely, and I hadn't thought of some of the advantages of flirting his sport this way. You don't have any misconceptions drilled into you before you can understand why they're wrong. All right, this question is from bohan, who says I write to you today to tell you a tale of how I got into baseball. I did not get into baseball late in life as I don't consider myself later into life yet, but I do think my story is rather unorthodox, and you might get a kick out of it. I love a baseball was born out of video games and math. For some context, I'm 26 about to turn 27. I reside in southern Ontario and I emigrated to Canada from China with my parents just about 20 years ago this November. As you can imagine, with my parents both being Chinese, I did not have any familial introduction to baseball, not one bit of it. We initially lived in Montreal in Canada, and so I was very much immersed in hockey culture. My first exposure to baseball was through torrenting PSP games to play on my handheld, which I cracked myself so that I could play downloaded rams. We did not have too much money and my parents were generally pretty against video games, so I couldn't ask them to buy me more games. I simply went online and downloaded them illegally. In middle school, I was looking for new PSP games to play when I noticed that MLB the show O 8 had really high ratings on PSP. I didn't know much about baseball at the time, but I did play FIFA and Madden already, so I knew that I enjoyed sports games, and so I decided to give MLB the show a try. I fell in love with it immediately, fascinated by pitcher batter matchups and how different pitches moved. In 2009, my family would get cable for the first time and I started being able to watch baseball on TV. I became obsessed with watching baseball putting on every.
"greg ler" Discussed on We The People
"You very much for that. Well it's time for closing arguments and this illuminating discussion. If any of those cases josh mentioned materialize we will podcast on those but let us Close by returning to the indiana case Wendy till we the people listeners whether you believe that the lower courts were correct to hold it. Indiana's requirement that all students faculty and staff have a covert vaccine and are fully vaccinated of violates the constitution or not. I think it does not i. I'm not convinced that the the decision was terribly. Well reasoned but i think the result was correct and i think that the seventh circuit should uphold it Perhaps with better writing. Thank you for that and josh Same question to you. Is you have the last word in this in this conversation. food should courts uphold. The indiana university vaccine mandate are not an wine. I think the indianapolis passes muster. It has religious exemptions disability exemptions. And i think given those exemptions it's hard to challenge your modern doctrine. Thank you so much. Mariner just blackman for a civil eliminating and collegial discussion about the oddly contested question of vaccine mandates and the constitution. Wendy josh thank you so much for joining. Thanks you thank you today. Show was produced by jackie. Mcdermott engineered by greg. Ler research was provided by emmylou libya. Gross lana warrick please. Rate review and subscribe. Do we the people on apple podcasts. And recommend the show to friends colleagues or anyone anywhere who is eager for a weekly dose of constitutional education and debate. Now remember dear we. The people francis that the national constitution center is a private nonprofit. We rely on the passion the generosity and the to lifelong learning from people from across the country who are inspired by.
"greg ler" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"The site had to put that in there Yeah i mean. I i love. I love insecure. Like like so isa isa has always been my girl. And i and it's like isa and then i don't know vigilants if you've seen rob on the movie just came out over over the last year It's called the forty year old virgin or verdict forty year. Old version is on watch lists. You should really really watch the main character and She's near forty years old and she's just it's it's a really really good player to watch but Usa rod are my two favorites recently and the reasons winds just because they're messy right there make mistakes. They're flawed bitch. They try something and they're all going to do. This is going to be great. Everything's when he wonderf- sucks and then they just have to figure it out right. There's not a happy ending. There's not this like close like middle perfect gift and president. That happens at the end. The you know movies are into the episodes. It's tough but that's life you you make mistakes you try new things you you you have successes. You have failures and you live. And that's what i like. Most about those two are black women packets. Yeah they're not magical negroes also which is true. I i see it. And i'm dislike. Ask my my favorite protagonists. I washed longtime ago. Actually have to washington film class in college. And i was really happy. But anything with pam grier and it. So jackie brown had to watch and even though quinn tearing tino problems now you a long time ago i remember owes like it great but yeah now i'm thirty three and i'm just like Jackie brown is great So samuel jackson. Chris tucker pain career like that is alabama we So anything with pam grier. I love the cast of pose. The cast opposes greet That that story. I really didn't know where it was gonna go being produced by the american glee people. I was just like what is what is how are they gonna message. But it was like consistent and it was great so i really enjoy Those women in that that story being an lastly. I'm gonna say michaela chewing gum and mechanical print. Anything on his life but in chewing gum. That was when i saw her in. That show is like absolutely like you. Think about isa ray when you think about insecure in weird and awkward by her tracy in that show is like the the Pity me of awkward and weird in like girl what is you. It's so good okay. So i have one more serious question than one weird question. How would you characterize the baltimore theatre scene from your perspective. Worst dead baltimore theatre scene. I've heard different things. I've had different people own here. But i want to get your individual takes ally chris and i m. It's it's pretty dusty. We need to we. Gotta we gotta clean it We talk a lot about like you. We don't want to be invited to the table anymore. And that's what i meant earlier like with our season like we haven't had a chance to hear a lot of women's perspectives. We talk about burning the table constantly. And just sitting criss cross applesauce and being like. Rhr what do you want to do. What do we need to do. What are the next steps. We need to take action. So i think that really it just needs to dislike. Just just burn burn. It's it's it's for me. It's this like actress active diversity. I diversify what christner trying to do like burn the table. Let's just do black winner like let's just all season mood black women writers and black women playwrights actors let's just do it versus passive we're trying quote unquote quote unquote to diversify we. We need to read more. We need to study more to figure out how to only have one august wilson. Play in our season. You can do better. And so that's what would what chris did is getting part what two strikes is trying to do. Let's just start. let's start from scratch. We don't have to do it this way we don't have to be Old dusty in white. We can be awesome like why not right. Don't be stagnant. Let's let's evolve. Let's try some new things. There's a lot of different theaters in baltimore. Who were doing some really interesting in different work. We don't have to do it the same way every time. We don't have to sit in a seat in the dark watching something. We can do something digitally. We can do something in a different flame framework so like baltimore communities pieces. There's old school of the new school. And i think the new school is starting to kind of take over the reins and be a lot more flexible in this cove environment. Then the old the old trustee ones so we'll see who c- see who reigns supreme. We'll see what happens enough of this mcconnell theater justice move ahead and get a pass that you're disintegrating and let's move on and it's just you just just do it like literally just that just do it. Just do the thing. You know whatever the thing is doing. No this is the bonus question. And i think it's hilarious and it just came up as we were talking but the bonus question. This is the final question of the night and again i want to thank you both for coming on so this person this topic. This person has had a background in made the cut their teeth in theater. On a scale of one to ten rate the whigs talent films. Strange like because again was one of the ingredients in the branch. Sugar-beet gosh a fighting a solid solid three. I mean they should have done better. You should know like you said. Atlanta was black so like y'all can get some good wings. Come on who wake supervisor. New probably should have been a week supervisor. Like what are you the way greg lers in these leg when they these period pieces that are like. Hey we're nineteen ninety. I was like look. I was around in. The hair was not like that. It is like a spoof. Is this a decimal scared. Like what is what does this air. So yeah and black people we we look at hair we we do it. It's going to happen. So tighten up literally literally tighten up the way just slide push push forward as she replay for so. That's pretty much all the questions that have the opportunity to shamelessly plug everything that you wanna plug. Thank you again for coming on. This has been a treat for me. Many things yeah. Thanks for for having us robby. The only thing that i have coming up. But i wanna plug is a two strikes. A theater. collective health is co-producing a work with a single carrot and several public health organizations in baltimore. It's called the covid monologues and we will be Will have a five minute. Monologue talking about racial disparity in Kobe treatments shop should be interesting coming up in february. So it's very interesting please. Follow us on everything What is it what the facebook in twitter yet. Facebook instagram instagram. That's definitely have a website which we will keep posted. We're going to announce our season very soon. We've been working on it for the past couple of months so we're really excited to share that with the community. Website is.
"greg ler" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Very helpful. Greg ler relies on paging through a blue book before an election. There's a lot about this initiative that I was unclear about until I read it blue books or those voter information guide spell out what you're voting on and provide arguments for both sides Denver sent them out last year for an election, but decided not to for next week's election saying in this Mailer they were going green. By was surprised that I didn't get my book this year. And I was waiting for it. He wasn't the only one Denver elections. This is Marie speaking. How may I help you after the Denver election commission notified voters this month? They would not be nailed a blue book. Yeah. They're not doing that. They got one hundred phone calls every day records, we obtained show voters were confused in some cases, angry to learn. They would not be automatically mailed the pamphlet. We did consider costs when we looked at at the impacts that we would have if we did not. Male the blue book to all voters say mailing this to all voters would have cost two hundred thirty three thousand dollars. So Denver's deputy director of election says the agency spent sixty one thousand dollars to instead mail this card to voters telling them, they would not be mailing blue books. They call that a savings of about a hundred seventy one thousand dollars from voters who were not happy are were confused by the postcard that they received the elections commission. Also says it would have cost twice as much a challenging time line to try to print a second blue book for a likely runoff election in June. They say the blue book information is now here online, but Chrysler and others questioned the impact on the elderly and poor and those who don't have computers, you know, this this whole thing could have eliminated a lot of voters just right off one fail swoop. And that kind of in today's climate that kind of scares me, the elections division says if you don't wanna read online, you can get a blue book at Denver. Rec centers or libraries feedback has has actually been not not terrible. And I think voters are satisfied with the other options were giving them a better idea to opt out if you don't want your blue book, then to have people have to opt in to something that I think should just be sent out automatically. I'm Brian moss. Covering colorado. I very interesting and the big election news today and twenty twenty we now know that Senator Michael Bennet. No, big surprise anybody. But he is sufficiently now in the race for the White House. And of course, the good news is obviously his key must be cancer free or must've gotten that. You know, the prostate taken care of sets good clean Bill of health. That sounds like now he's ready to dig down. What be number twenty curling field of Democrats has to be twenty one. So someone has to be eight forty five sports.