18 Burst results for "Henry Aaron"
Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres
"There were 7 18 7 wins 18 losses against teams that were over 500. If you look at all the playoff teams there, eight wins 20 losses. How far can these Giants go? If they do get into the playoffs? And what are your thoughts against his three game Dodgers series? The first round if and when they get to l. A on Wednesday? Well, I don't know if anybody would pick the Giants to win that. I don't think it's it just it's just not not a reasonable way to think. I mean, the Dodgers were the best team in baseball there 25 games over 500 there one through nine with power hitters. They've got Kirsch on and bueller lined up. They got a bunch of right handed pitchers, you know, adjust in May and Johnson against the Giants, right handers. Stacks up really kind of comically. One sided, however, Marty, it's baseball, right? I mean, what's the point of serious when the first one, but if they be Kershaw behind behind God's man, I mean, you know, that's that's the great thing. They go in your record book? Look up. 1951 look of 1962. Yeah, and this is a you're going to write it. I hope it's Giants Dodgers. You'll write a great story that you will write an amazing story. About about how these teams have played before and how the Giants were written off before to the very last pitch, and they ended up winning and winning penance by doing it. So my feeling is Bruce. You got a lot of lefties. The Dodgers a lefty oriented. We've seen what Kershaw was done before. It's a baseball game. That's all it is. Anything can happen. Yeah, three runs in the first inning off. Kershaw is like, whoa, what's going on here? And all of a sudden, people say, Gee, we didn't see that coming. Yeah, and it's very I wouldn't say it's unique to baseball. But you know if you get an NFL Matchup kind of the best in the worst. He had a pretty good idea how it's going to come out or an MBA. The Lakers are playing a team that's you know, they can't win a game to save their life. If you had a fair idea, but the baseball and we've seen it so many times. You can just knock you on your own your song on your seat her off your seat. What's What is it? Something like that happens. It's the shock. That's it. Come on the Mets and the Orioles 1969. How about that? Yeah, the miracle Mets. They weren't supposed to get there. They weren't supposed to beat the Braves, then Henry Aaron, and they did. And then next next thing, you know, they win the whole thing. And you know Cleon Jones and Tommy and me and Tom Seaver and all of a sudden the team that have been so unbelievably bad. It's like, Wow, these guys are really good, and it turned out they They were very good for the for the next several years, But that was that was a miraculously kind of thing that you know it goes back to the miracle Braves, you know, back in 1919 14. That's correct, George Stone, the miracle Braves. Yeah. So The history of baseball. It's filled with great stuff like this and completely improbable development. So we will watch with great anticipation.
"henry aaron" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"A Pittsburgh tradition. Let's keep it. A baseball team were getting close to ST Louis Friday in the first, of course, the first pitch and then Milwaukee will be here on Monday. You know, something that has been in the news of later a really important current event, the death of Congressman John Lewis civil rights after advocate in one of my all time favorites, and we had some really interesting and gripping phone calls yesterday in the noon hour. Actually, one lady from Penn Hill's talking about her time growing up in Selma and Greg, you know being that you're a member of that University of Pitt law school. You understand the law and the legacy and what people have done in civil rights. She was talking about how in Selma it was not permitted for a black person even make eye contact with a white person. You weren't able to touch anything when you would go into a store. Obviously, the bathroom situation one for whites, one for blacks, or as they was known as they were known back, then colored people which to me all of its chickens, me and I still can't believe that I live in the greatest country in the world, and people were actually treated that way. And of course, I think about a guy that when he was in Ebeneezer Baptist Church here in Pittsburgh, I had a chance to interview him on the radio. And I've always been a fan of him and Andrew Young and obviously the former mayor of Atlanta and Martin Luther King. But Bud see like who was on with me many years ago to bring it back full circle into talk baseball. He talked about when we were opening PNC Park. About listening to Katy K radio in Milwaukee when the Braves with Henry Aaron hanker, and we're playing here in Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, and, you know, we've been talking a lot about race in America. You and I. We alluded to Jackie Robinson. But I was watching face The nation today and the reporter who was in Atlanta mentioned about growing up and her father had relationships with Andrew Young and John Lewis and Hank Aaron Henry Aaron, who is just truly amazing individual who spoke with his bat and was just a man that always stood up for What was right. I don't think people realize what he went through and I remember as a kid shedding tears when he eventually broke Babe Ruth's record and how excited I was for him. But all of the things that kind of came out later and what he dealt with the racism that was just running rampant with this guy who was out to break the immortal Babe Ruth record. On. I just wanted to give you a chance to talk about the legacy of Hank Aaron, who was a great baseball player, but faced a lot of racial injustice, did he not. He did, and it's remarkable. I believe that he grew up in or at least pencil time in mobile. Alabama knew deep South and had had to come through all of that, and and it's it's crazy to me how there are very few black players in major league baseball. Even today, it just doesn't seem to be a sport that the young black athletes Is gravitating toward. But when Hank Aaron was coming up and coming through, you know as a young man, hey, probably didn't even wasn't even thinking about going to the major leagues. Just tryingto play baseball and have fun with it. But it it is a crying shame that our country put on an entire race of people through the the travesties that That had to be gone through and asking those players to stay in different hotels and eat in different restaurants. Then then, the others really, Ah, sad time that we've gone that our country went through and thank goodness it's no longer the case. You know, I saw a picture the other day of the great Satchel Paige and he was 50 years of age and he was in the bullpen, and they were mocking his age. He was sitting in a rocking chair and I loved Satchel Paige. You know the line that he was so fast, you know, he could turn the lights out and be in bed before it got dark that eventually was used that same line by my favorite Mohammad Ali, and he was 50 years old pitching in the big leagues, And in his appearance in that game, he struck out the sides at 15 years old. To me. That just speaks volumes of what those incredible giants of the game especially who came for the near Negro League. Legs, and we've talked about Josh Gibson, another one of my all time favorites, and I literally have said this and I'll go on record again. If I would have had the chance either. Have Babe Ruth autographed who I was a fan of and idolized him and still do, Of course, Fox Garrigan Roof. I would've much rather had Josh Gibson's interview because of the Pittsburgh connection, But I just feel a CZ, though Hank Aaron has been shortchanged, and not that he even cares. But it was a very ugly times. Still in the seventies, when he was chasing that record, and you could almost see him spreading around the bases because he just wanted to get it over when he surpassed Babe Ruth. Yet I think the pressure that that he had endured Ah, lot of people have talked about Roger Maris in how you know he had a difficult time in the home run pursued and how much pressure was on him, and it seemed to kind of shortened his career. But But imagine those pressures that Hank Aaron was facing death threats and things of that nature, and I'm sure he Hesitated to publicize any of that stuff that that actually did go on. It would be interesting. It would be interesting to see a book or an autobiography if he would detail any of those things that that had gone on. But, hey, he was just a guy who was almost literally spoke softly and carry a big stick. Yeah, he did. And in closing, just talking about sports. In general, you think of names like Ty Cobb and in a slaughter of ST Louis Cop, of course of Detroit. They were not the nicest people in the world when it came to dealing with race, and you might say it was just the environment that they grew up in. But what I do love about professional sports. They have come a long, long way as faras educating, and I'm hoping that it's more of a common ground thing that ever You think we're doing better in this country when it comes to race and professional athletes and professional teams great. Uh, doing better? Yes. Is there still a long way to go? Absolutely particularly in in the management side and the administrative side of sports. I think the National Football League and National Basketball Association are leading the way in that, but but there's still a long way to go. Which regard to quality not only in the races, but in the genders. We are seeing some, uh, some young ladies lady in general making their way into officiating and coaching now, which which is also a very good thing. Listen to minutes to the break. I'm so proud of Josh Bell, the book club and talking about social change and what's happening in this country, But on a baseball note, really, I do believe we're about the witness. A great thing happened..
"henry aaron" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Dan has caught it. Yes that's the break-up AK- breaks right there. Then he got to be KIRK COUSINS IN A playoff game in Washington really then. He was the benefactor of the Odell boat trip. Game aim remember Lambeau Odell just just crushed his team psyche. Taken the receivers to Miami South Beach where we're going to be to get ready for a game him up on the frozen Tundra way to go dell and then the Mason Crossbar game happens at Gerry. Ruled against Guy Dak roars back all the way from twenty one to three down to tied at thirty one and Mason. Crossbar makes the two damnedest field goals I've ever seen from fifty one yards and fifty six yards to barely win that game for Aaron Rodgers didn't play that great on that day and then what happened last weekend. Seattle at Green Bay there without their three top OP. Running backs and Aaron Rodgers manages to survive that game which brings me to the Games. He lost at home. He lost to ally at home when they were on their wildcard. Yeah under the Super Bowl. And that's the year that Aaron's team was fifteen in one and they lost to Eli at home. Defense lost to Colin Kaepernick. Get home not not terrible but not great. And then he lost at Seattle in an overtime game in which he threw for a grand. Total of one hundred and seventy eight yards. Threw two who interceptions in that game. He had hurt cap. Yeah okay so bottom. Line Aaron Rodgers now one and two in NFC championship chip games with the one against Jay Cutler on a bike and then again they got obliterated in another one at Atlanta in which Matt Ryan beat Him Forty Four to twenty one. So I'm sorry that's a really overrated playoff legacy. I agree with this is very important for legacy. Because they're bare few quarterbacks the have to super bowl wins and even fewer to has to super bowl. MVP's and I believe in there to get to the Super Bowl and win it he's going to have to play at an MVP level. And I think that's that's the thing that's holding him back. I'm not so sure. Skip if he had had another super bowl with an MVP on his resume. He probably been probably been one of the ten quarterback that make the oath centennial team you know. They took ten quarterbacks and I believe he would have been one of them with another one on his resume and pulling this off on the road. Skip the thing that John. We're able to become John elway. The drive happened in Cleveland and they got him to the super got him to his first super bowl. So when you can do things like Tom Brady. Tom Brady. Two of his first to two of its first three super bowls. He had to go to Pittsburgh. So you get a lot more degrees the degree of difficulty and and more credit you get more credit for doing it on the road as opposed to doing at home now. Well you try to short change Aaron Rodgers. I'll do that his defense. Is You know. He has seven playoff losses skilled. Do you know his defense is averaging giving up thirty six point two no clauses committed Hijazi. Eli But he takes office scored thirty seven on the deepen You mentioned Matt Ryan Got Forty Forty did you know. Kurt Warner put a fifty one spot only oughta play. I WANNA get now you remember skilled. ooh Bella Trek Defense. Gabe forty four wheeling forty one to the back cooked meal. Kurt Warner got fifty one Mayor Ryan voted vote. Not good enough for US alive. How he lost thirty he lives? Go over the last three it come on get one game so this is i. Think the thing and we all said if top ten scoring defense will he has. Is that now. So there's a lot of pressure this notion that there's more pressure on the forty niners. There's a lot of pressure on you. Air For the simple fact is that you have top. Light deep is now which many you say it had you had that in the past you would have gotten to a little further so it's GonNa be airbase interesting but I'm still taking the forty niners. I believe the forty niners have the better team. The Green Bay packers quarterback but even though being the better quarterback it's hard to overcome better teams at Lebron. Jane he go for you know this gap the mission. It was a guy by the name of John. elway Yep He went to sue bowls. What three super bowls three? What was he no super bowl over? Oh and three. I went through a matter of fact he got beat Fifty five to ten by the forty nine forty two and forty two ten redskins beat up on the giants beat up on him but what what did he finally get. That made him get to the win. The Super Bowl at as a running game running back and that that is what the Green Bay packers I have now in in jail now. I'm not saying he's td by no means he's he's not he's not td but you know he gives him some help something he's never had. When you look at Aaron Rodgers? He's always had never had a lot of weapons. It's almost like he has to do it on his own. He has devante happens. Yes Aaron Jones on this defense they say is is not a it is not a Chicago bears. It's not a great defense. It's not a San Francisco. Forty niners defense. No I mean I feel like that. I'm going to have take the forty niners in this game but I do believe this. I do believe that Aaron Rodgers will win another super bowl before he retired even too. Because I I say one I stayed may lead to say. Let's say maybe to just like John. Elway did late late in his career. I mean that's that's what you've got to have a running game but in this football ballgame. I've got to take the forty niners twenty nine. You know that defense has played got five first round on defense coach. Well they play hard. They're at home. They run on the football the last twelve times in a row nonstop. So I'm GONNA take this football game. You take well obviously. I'm taking the forty nine. I'm taking them big here about how about Youtube. Aaron Rodgers is translated. Throw you hit home. I'm not saying he's not. His legacy is completely -pletely overrated. And you try weekly offended and yet it's huge opportunity for him. He's the guy you say he still is. and You keep saying he's still that guy by which I have not seen all year because he is slowly eroded all these in decline can rise above this game. He's he's obviously the better quarterback Jimmy G.. If we just go quarterback quarterback he. He should win. Says you let the put stuff in a vacuum. I know a quarterback Jim Mitch's better. They're still play. But that's not the here nor there us hard to overcome when your team you give the fifty plus. It's hard to overcome because God you say the guy gave up won the superbowl. You blend coach Belichick defense now. Aaron Rodgers Deep Gable Forty Puerto Matt Ryan. People may run. He's he's transcendent. Throw the football gotta be better transcend. How about that game at Seattle? What how do you explain that? Listen Aaron Rodgers took a public like beating from all the columnists up in Wisconsin for that. NFC Championship game. They lost they. Were the better team some crazy things happen to the gang. Blamed it on Mike McCarthy you all's I kick away you get their own side. Brian Bostick he blew it. He's supposed to block and he didn't do his job. I guess he didn't want that. That document admitted coach ticket. Put Out do your job. He's trying to do somebody whose job which will recede the ball which he should not have come to that. Aaron Rodgers has to be better than two interceptions exceptions and one hundred and seventy eight yards passing. They were on fire coming into that game and he did not live just fire against the Kabul. No I wouldn't wouldn't be shocked if he won. Oh my God the only guy that could possibly do this would be an right. But I think you're going to be running for his life. Yeah like Nick Packers. Because I'm clearly from Minnesota but I loved your storyline of what happened in nineteen sixty seven and if they were to win and go back and face the chiefs one hundred year. I love that full circle to Super Bowl. One played out here in the L. A. Calls for the media story done deal you welcome back to undisputed so before we get to the Astros skip. I actually have to ask you about something that happened yesterday. Merck Cuban took a shot.
"henry aaron" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"The Henry. It's two hundred and seventy yards would break the AFC championship game rushing record to it. Seems like a big number but he could do it. I mean you could break. That record. Won't get due to forty eight. Aaron Rodgers put on a show last week passing for two hundred forty three yards and two touchdowns on his way to his tenth career. Playoff win the MVP is one and two and Conference Championship Games. And all three have been on the road. Just like this one will be Sunday against the forty niners Eric dickerson still with us. But skip I will start with you. How important earn is Sunday? Four Rogers legacy. He badly needs to win this game. Because for four football seasons I have had to you sit across from this hall of fame. Hearing about how Aaron Rodgers is greatest football ever and the harder I look at his playoff. Yeah off legacy the more overrated. It gets because it is full of holes and lucky breaks. Allow me to detail. Let's look at that first. I big wildcard road run to his one and only super bowl which happened to be ten years ago. What happened? He went and beat. Michael Vick Philadelphia. Not Bad Adne beat Matt Ryan. Who is still really struggling at Atlanta? Not Bad then he goes to Chicago and he beats the bears in the NFC title game. While Jay Cutler is riding riding.
"henry aaron" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"By Ohioans for energy security. all right coming up after one o'clock is good friends Dave Lapham will be here to talk to break down the bangles and in a mall watching nine the game last night they came to me the I know many in football say but we don't need the four games previously six games the preseason football we don't need that I'm watching really a pre season game between the bears and the Packers that matter no it looks so bad. and because none of the NFL players stars when a risk tens of millions or billions of dollars of the value of the franchise is getting people hurt but it won't want the entire month of September be like a pre season game that's kind of how it's been over the last couple years why and and and inevitably somebody two or two or three weeks through all right the column or do the talk show topic about how the product isn't that good and then we get to late October November and the product is fine it is the pre season lucky you saw with the Bengals this year and I I like what they did because they protected themselves from a health standpoint as well as they possibly could we're not gonna play guys we're not going to we're barely gonna play Joe mix in the LA rams last year didn't play any of their primary offense of guys in the pre season and they hit the ground running they were the best team in the NFL I thought for the first six or seven weeks of the season Zack Taylor came from LA so he's employing similar strategies but you're saying that around the league right now you saw with Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers did not take a snap in the preseason he certainly didn't look like mid season form Aaron Rodgers last night I think you have teams that are willing to kind of just get through that first month and hopefully you survive and round your team in the shape around your team in the form and work on things during games that count as opposed to doing it in games that don't count no question but the bank was if you had to pick one place not to play. in the National Football worst case scenario for Cincinnati about I'm in Seattle yeah I think that that's where we don't want to play and that's what they and their only a ten point dog which is amazing to me I don't bet you're probably maybe you and I were not a gambling dog you can apply this to the Seahawks and the eagles this week at Philly is getting ten against or is laying tight against Washington Seattle is laying nine and a half since nineteen eighty three the biggest underdog in week one is just twelve and twenty three. the biggest favorite my my apologies the biggest favorite in week one since nineteen eighty three is just twelve and twenty three twelve and twenty three so the odds are bringing in big numbers. for week one look up no this is this is a buzz saw I mean it's a bus offer a thousand different reasons number one a great quarterback the team that runs the ball exceptionally well the Seattle Seahawks ran the ball more than any team in their own building last year thirty five plus thirty five plus carries per game so they're gonna try to run the ball the Bengals run defense in recent seasons has been Porras what. defense of the offense of line well we'll talk about that in a second so you have that to begin with you have Russell Wilson against this group of bangles linebackers you have a bangles offense of line I I haven't seen any update on Cordy Glenn today but the office of one is to be generous a work in progress going into the loudest stadium in the league and by the way you don't have your best wide receiver. this is the the the absolute worst potential venue and maybe opponent you could ask the bangles to play under these circumstances in week one do you recall the first time your heart you're heard Marty Brenda hand I do well when was I don't I I do too I did to him was much much much much after you did you you heard of in seventy four April fourth yeah ugh for me it would have in the summer of eighty five where were you if anyone is in my grandparents breeze way in Taylorsville Kentucky. I'm not I I I do remember the fly do you remember that because I have a a weird memory I got Henry Aaron I got the home run to right yeah I don't remember the game I don't remember I remember specifically it was that they were on the west coast member the Reds in the National League west there on the west coast all the time like a Saturday afternoon the plan a four o'clock game my grandfather I wrote about this for the athletic back when Marty announced he was retiring my grandfather sitting there smoking his pipe my grandmother reading the newspaper and I'm listening to Marty and Joe I'll never forget that you know they did it when I don't number the dates but I'll never forget in the first inning of April the fourth Henry Aaron bow eek June said he had to play at least two of the three games you comes up it's a home run you know made the two adults after Henry Aaron hit the home run was dusty Baker one of them yes. the other would've been Davey Johnson bingo about the two Reds manager Bryan and Jack Billingham was on the mountain and that he calls I think one was a strikeout one was a ground ball but what are the odds of two Reds managers and Marty's first half inning and April fourth nineteen seventy four the last two Reds managers to make the postseason. or dusty Baker yeah and David Johnson so it's historical moments and I said this about a half an hour ago when he started he wasn't Marty Brennaman now when did you become already running it's I've been I've been thinking about that and. there's something I'm kind of working on run trying to get to the bottom of that I don't know but everybody has you know their list of favorite Marty calls maybe it's forty one ninety two maybe it's J. Bruce clinching in two thousand ten perhaps it's perfect game Tom Browning eighty eight but but for me what I like most about Marty is the six to one game in the eighth inning in the middle of July when he still entertaining. Lauren seasons like recent years were listening was still worth it because of the announcer. that to me it out great play by play announcers always rise to the occasion to me it's I would think and I don't know this first hand it's harder to rise to the occasion. when it's five to nothing on a on a random may Tuesday in the in the ninth inning to still be entertaining to still captivate your audience and I said this to you before we we came on there's a handful of broadcasters and and your one of them's a handful of broadcasters this is the litmus test for me when I'm in my car if you're in the middle of telling a story or offering an opinion or doing something that has my attention and I get to where I'm going and I say in my car or I run inside and find a radio or listening device so I can resume listening I've done that with Marty I'll never forget this I'm with my wife now and I we were living downtown we had a an apartment there was one girl for the entire apartment we ran out of a a propane I volunteered to take the tank put in the car drive over to Covington get it filled and as I'm driving back Marty is telling a story it was about something he did in Ashland Kentucky with his wife it's just it's not even a baseball story and I pull up and I've got the tank and I've got people waiting and I sat in my car through the getting break because I wanted to hear the end of the story. you know first hand how hard that is to do I can't do that most of us cannot do that hold the listener to the point where they stop everything they said in their driveway they sit in the garage at work and they they got here how the sense or they've got to hear the punchline they've got here the anecdote or they have to hear more there's never been anybody I've heard on the radio who has done that better than him and I'm not even talking about describing balls and strikes a play by play I'm talking about being an entertainer two three years ago I'm listening to Jason all dean mon CMT and he says what he yes I do I watch and listen ever wow CMT foxsports fox news get jealous a little bit okay but I also watch MSNBC on I read The New York Times. and he's asked the question in this with sticks to me about Marty Brennaman. good questions asked J. Jason Aldean why are you so popular why do you connect country music fans and he said I have no idea he's I'm watching the other night America's got talent and I'm watching two or three this country singers. so much better looking than I am they move better than I moving they saying five times better than I sang. and he said I don't know why but it's something called it that I have yet it isn't about singing well or a lyricist is not about how you dance or how you move something about it that is undefinable yeah you know when you see it but you can't say in nineteen seventy four Marty did not have it yeah buy a seventy six seventy seven seventy eight he headed and part of it was his skills an entertainer is not so much of relator what's happening on the field he is interesting to listen to because of the stories that tomatoes when Joe thirty one years yeah I think today with Brantley I I don't mean this in a negative way Brantley is as close to Joe Nuxhall is anyone on the final broadcast you really yeah I hope yeah the Reds understand that the Jeff Brantley is really good and I listen to that stuff at night I I go to bed with a Marty and Jeff Brantley and I go to sleep and many times it's the lawn in the morning because I want to hear Marty in Jeff from the west coast at one o'clock in the morning in that that whatever it is you can't describe it in and verbiage but you know it when you see it and Marty because of his connection to the greatest era Reds baseball because of Pete rose and Dave Pologne because of September sixteenth nineteen eighty eight because he's the touchstone to our youth yeah that's the but the main ingredient as he's got it and you know it you could turn Marty on tonight I'm assuming he's telling that the series this weekend you can tune you could turn on Marty tonight and never had listened to him before and you will know within two minutes. this guy's an all time great things like you mean you don't you don't need to listen to four five complete games of you know instantly not and and you know we talked about this on on our show the other day you know he offered an opinion the other night about the Reds not having their heart in it and he said something about wanting for all to all it does is give up home run balls I think the other part of this is you know they they still have this in Milwaukee with Bob euchre but this year a of the clearly identifiable play by play guy who had he was part celebrity obviously a large part descriptor of the action but but almost the face of the team Harry Carey body..
"henry aaron" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Last two years and long story kept on these not the same Henry Aaron but he took our young players prayers like Robin Yount whom you remember and on the way the hall of fame and what he did with them he really matured them taught them not only about baseball part about life I mean he he was great and he urged to later. We started winning ninety six games. He so there's I saw Henry data on Wednesday. I went to round and I wouldn't go to vomit out not seeing him. I'll see him in cooperstown next. We all I can tell you about him. Baseball's lucky great icon and obviously I'm impartial and everybody has an opinion. I think he was the best player of our generation. I said I'm partial. I understand there was some you know talking about Willie mays and who's phenomenal but if you watched hank play every day it was amazing but over and above that he's a human being as you have ever met quiet and thoughtful <hes> you at one point in the book writing about your growing up said that your father <hes> and you relate this the baseball but I thought it was interesting. You said Your father saying that was something along these lines he said son like nothing is good or bad except by comparison yeah. It's a line at every owner in baseball uses today that's right that was his famous line and they use it because of you. No doubt <hes> what what did he mean by that well some one thing and it it's it's true in life and was true in baseball as is David. We were trying to change things that you may say well okay. Okay that's all right but it should be this and that well except if you compare it to everything else is pretty good and you ought to be grateful for that and that's the way you make progress by. Maybe a little bit here and a little bit there but over and above everything else you have to understand that it's progress and if you compare it to everything else it's it's probably more progress than you knew that existed. We'll take a call now from a fan from Omaha Nebraska this Guy John Thank you for calling in. What's your question yeah? <hes> I'm looking at an article published. This year about attendance is down overall for the fourth straight year and I'm wondering are there any studies <hes> as to why this is happening inning and has the M._l._b.. As an organization done anything or proposed anything in the past to help each club promote their own individual attendants.
"henry aaron" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"You know, who you who you just have a different level of respect for the things that they accomplished on the field for in this case. And being Jackie Robinson day. You know on Monday things they had to deal. Deal with off the field. And I think as as you grow older, there's a greater appreciation for all of that. And you can never walk in his shoes or Robinson shoes. But the more and more detailed stories that we've been able to read and be exposed to over the years about the things that they had to endure. I mean, your your level of respect and appreciation for that combination of humanity humility and the ability to do what they did with a glove or a bat or their legs. I think it only grows when you're around him. There are certain people, regardless of political affiliation. When they walk into a room, speak e realized right away. Like, all I get it. I understand why that person has this massive ability to connect with people to appeal to people you'll see when you're around him. You'll realize he is. Is he is the beacon in the room, regardless of his physical condition. And you just wanna listen to everything he says because the wisdom that he's gained over all these years, the my interactions with him were or were earlier when bud Seelig relied on Henry, Aaron the way a brother relies on a brother. I mean, he was his guy in so many ways he would use the popularity and power of who Hank. Aaron was you know to his advantage. They were very remain. I'm sure very close friends, but he made sure Henry Aaron and all he accomplished especially in light of an I understand see leagues complicit nece in steroid era. But he he made it quite clear. There was a line of distinction. Once that was exposed that. This is the guy that we all should should recognize pay attention to honor respect and you'll see Monday, y he buy he and so many others. Feel that way. I it. It's base Paul royalty. That's what it is Carl. I would agree with you on that never really talked about this. But I always felt like for bud. Yes. It was business to protect himself wall himself off from the criticism and try to explain his own actions. But I also thought it was personal because of because of his friend Henry, no question. I mean, their relationship through the Milwaukee organization. Yeah. And perhaps you're perhaps Seelig desire to distance himself from the thing he was associated with. Instead, I'm going to associate myself and stand by my man, my man, it's almost as if they're a separate two separate entities. One is Commissioner of sport. And the other is is human being to to my guy here. And to who I who I am and Henry Aaron meant everything to, but she still does, and he was not afraid to you know, to to recognize and let everyone else know that that was what I. Most remember years and years ago about Henry iron when when there was there was Aaron and Seelig never failed to mention, you know, Henry Aaron you you're going to it's a thrill. I'm telling you. It's a thrill to sit and hopefully associated with him on Monday. That'll be great Paul indicate. He said something in the podcast earlier in the week. And I've thought a lot about it since then, and you know, what I totally agree with this take any he offered that Aaron beating babe. Ruth's record is the most significant record breaker in North American sports because of all the men at that time, you know, the fact that baseball had been segregated and in seven years after Jackie Robinson Aaron breaks into baseball. And he breaks roots record despite all the threats that he dealt with during that time just plugging along every year. It seemed back in the baseball card. Forty home runs forty hour, forty four it didn't matter. He just plowed along in the beginning of one thousand nine hundred ninety four hits number seven..
"henry aaron" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"FM New York. Sports. By the way. And again, how much a social media really is a part of this a hall of fame equation. Nine people nine voters never voted for Hank. Aaron. Hank? Aaron Henry Aaron heading machine homerun champion. Nine people didn't vote for him. Today would have gotten one hundred percent of the vote. Take my word, by the way. Let me get this in before we get back to the phones. I mentioned earlier I must smoke. So I apologize for all of us. Had WFAN was saying that a Royd. I'm sorry. Not a ROY barrel aid. I got my or Royds mixed up road. And the b twelve rocket were the voted with our WFAN hall of fame poll, and no I misspoke in the WFAN hall of fame voting barrel aid got sixty seven percent. So he fell short. And and again, it was with the b twelve rocket. He got sixty. I don't know what ROY God, they ROY. Do you remember him? Why should we exclude him? He we all remember him. He probably sued everybody listening right now. He's sued just about all of New York City. And we'll never forget a Royd of the New York Yankees. Putting uniform accounting doing my teammates, Alex is very good. I wanna make sure he's completely healthy. Told bone tonight. That's right. I don't know what you.
"henry aaron" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Sports radio poetry jodi i told you what made me do work during the break which i did i'm a big fan opie i thought joe was he said he was but then the standings are well ps the rankings are players don't quite add up to the points to jodi was making but i do copious is a very good stat because it includes on base percentage getting hits walks however get on and the ability to hit the ball not just singles doubles triples the more the more basis you get the higher your slugging percentage it so i i like gopi it's my favorite stat in their old school stats and air new world stats and added in just expanded the stat world so that sabermetrics can overtake baseball i like any information is good information some to me is too much point you start to look at stats and you start to lose the feel of just the game but i think opie is about as good a status you can get and joe to a couple of names out there henry henry aaron forty first all time best opsec history of baseball nine twenty eight willie mays the say hey kid nine forty one twenty eighth all time joe dimaggio nine seventy seven point one if you take it one.
"henry aaron" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And you're sitting in between them and you're like i'm in the big leagues i mean mccovey a sensational feeling for you as a rookie to come up and say locker my locker is yeah it was pretty intimidating at the time and you know berisha out he was around the corner over there i mean just the big names and in baseball at that time we weren't we weren't winning a lot of games and later on that year and nineteen seventytwo mays guys when mays got traded to the to the mets but man you about a guy that had an influence all the outfielders we all use mcgregor gloves all did we tried to emulate him you know you couldn't be around the better you know better force to have follow you the guys on the atlanta braves they felt the same way about henry aaron so that'd be baker ralph bar and those guys so it was a big time to be in baseball in my opinion mentioned great some great role models so gary in nineteen eighty six was you wanted to roberto clemente award tell us about that yeah you know i think just in you know in in any traded to the philadelphia phillies i mean right from the time i got there you know i learned what it meant to give back to the community was just part of what the organization did and then i got involved in some programs that really helped me feel like i was making a difference and you know and i i did it all the time.
"henry aaron" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King
"That at a very young age and it stuck into a whole lot fortunate very fortunate so when did you think that you really wanted to do radio light did you go to rollins college and say i am going to do right and i thought i was going to be marv albert you know i went to ron's and i did the play by play of the basketball and baseball games at a small campus radio station i got there in nineteen seventy eight so i really thought that i was going to do the play by play wasn't really into eighty three when i graduated from rollins i got a job at the jacksonville suns baseball table went to a wife for the winter meetings and the gob this was twenty one twenty love that little ballpark jackson they moved they've done it sam wolfson as a mess henry aaron played there you know why anyway that was my first job and have you been to the new the no i am that's really a workday they new basketball arena then the heck of a job there but jacksonville was my first job i still wanted to be a play by play guy but i left the sons and i ended up on a radio station and a gay me every night it was a dawntodusk station i started in march so it got light late and i was on the air five thirty to eight every night and then i did i think it was eleven it was either eight to eleven eleven two on saturdays and it wasn't until that this is the full where i was in jacksonville this is the march of eighty three and that's when i got away from the play by play where i thought it was gonna be played by more scully and berg i got away from that formula and i went more into the john stone.
"henry aaron" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Most fair peutic hospital campus i've ever been in whether it's civilian dod or va it had on steadying park like setting it during to frederick federal law instead the yes the perks park designer of central park and and the system in milwaukee and yes yes it had a theater for five hundred it had a church for five hundred a it has a library it was all about creating community and inviting the community in three hundred thousand annual visitors came from the city of milwaukee up a train line which is now the henry aaron trail and came to be with the veterans and to see performances to go to church to come for the fourth of july memorial day veterans day true integration of of the population and and this is one of the best healing tools you can give veteran so that they don't feel isolated and alienated that they feel part of the whole so and it's and it's and bob curry can say a little more about how he how he helped save that at at the before you know the the new wars in the middle east broke out i'm not talking about gulf war one but you know after nine eleven the va was pretty much in a mode of well like the military at that time that we haven't really gone to a war we went to the gulf war and that we were very successful very quickly so a lot of resources in place the government looked at why don't we sell them off to developers in milwaukee there was a deal with the va in the city of milwaukee to take i'm gonna say a half of the grounds of which is massive i don't know the ekraj and sell them off to the city who would then give them to developers and and and.
"henry aaron" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"You know the memories for most braves fans if you ask me are of those guys it's those three pitchers and chipper john's right those are the ones they remember and you know who they never forget obviously is henry aaron right so hank aaron and then i mean chipper jones and like i would say one of the questions i wanted to ask them the next time i am on i'll ask him what was it like being there when one of the negro brothers got busted for cheating remember when he threw it through the nail file out of his back pocket or whatever on the field so he saw a lot plan for the braves for sure there's no doubt about it and then they've won believe it or not seven straight on the road marquez three run homer and the braves franchise forever shutout innings on a road wants to win over tampa they just keep winning a kuna homered last night i think he did he say hit another one tonight i can't even this guy's been unbelievable ronald a kuna i mean i think he actually may have another one tonight i had to see this i could've sworn he was telling me that he just this guy do something big tonight but i can't i can't find it so they anyway i know that marquez did the braves the streak of thirty four scoreless innings the braves in modern era baseball according to a lioness surpassing the thirty consecutive innings by atlanta staff in july of ninety two they have outscored opponents forty one to six those seven road wins gary in eugene oregon yeah hi scott hey hey i just wanna say thank you i was i to your show every night while i'm working and i had the opportunity as late teen in my early twenties let's having a mother that loves baseball and del murphy was her favorite player by a long way right and i got to sit and watch a lot of baseball with my mother watching the atlanta braves they of.
"henry aaron" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I think it really does something super about i went to cache creek casino to see my favorite rock and roller with my sister and my buddy comes up and says you'll never believe who's here and i said who's that he goes willie mays you gotta be kidding me so we go out and we find willie and i shake his hand will you're the absolute greatest you know i really really enjoyed your career and my sister said willie i love you can i give you a hug willie looked at me as if he thought my sister was my wife and said may i give her a hug and i thought that was really really cool well these gentlemen he is absolutely so anyways he was the best i loved him i loved him so much when hank aaron you stay at home runs used to irritate me because i was such a maze fan and they were competitors now i love henry aaron too but it was the greatest no question about it marty hello correct happy birthday in this story that affected my life sixty probably third grade able to get an autograph baseball willie mays one day we always had our cokes that game and i couldn't find a ball to play catch with so i took that one well you can imagine the first short hop the really left the ball i was so scared what happened when my dad got home whether what else he said to me was your punishment this you will never forget it really blew it he never forget it i had never i tell a story so often especially young people tonight really blue well they make movies out of things like that you know that loser well they do have as part of the sandlot wasn't it don't they play with the mickey mantel ball and that one yeah i forgot why i tell you it was a good lesson good lesson all right thanks very good that's a lesson of life evelyn and eldorado you're kb are six eighty go ahead hey hi guys safe first of all i just wanted to wish willie happy birthday and how a story about when me and my brother were i was ten back in sixty two and it was he was going to sign autographs at the local tire shop and this was in burlingame and so of course it started raining cats and dogs.
"henry aaron" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Yeah i mean it bothers me some it also a my approach is does make me appreciate the big little bit more right so you appreciate a more i do i appreciate henry aaron considering very bonds was a hall of fame but had to juice up and hit home runs into hit seventy three home runs in his mid to late thirties in one season and hit over forty for several years in his late thirty something we haven't seen before won't seen since because human body just is incapable that without help it it at least the way i look at the world it makes me think man hank aaron was amazing to do it deadball era half the country didn't want him to do it and he's always been a gentleman i think the same thing of the big l but i agree with you i've never like no one's ever liked the guy who who who who helps the staff ever like remember there's a women's basketball players play yukon and she needed two points at the all time record or knee and then they they did like a jump ball and threw it down to her nobody play defense i thought that was week just like i think russell westbrook average triple doubles week i think there is a greater burden of responsibility on superstars again lance armstrong takes greg lemond out of a book if lance armstrong was one hundred eighty third best cyclist i wouldn't care i think there's a greater responsibility if your magic mike trout and i'm not saying these guys to just do it the right way because i think you are always joked about iran using when he got caught right it.
"henry aaron" Discussed on PTI
"Get upset i expect that's going to happen but i think generally it's going to make it less confusing don't you know less confused going to be just as confusing the less controversial because i think when they when they go somebody's sitting in new york has to say hey the god took three steps after caught the ball it's a catch so you know look at home will say yes that's a catalog so lead to more fumbles okay because when you make the football and then you get hit in the ball comes out good you can't save the receiver anymore by saying it's what the nfl can't have it both ways to turn what a catchy is and stop trying to give another yet the hundred and thirty fifth thousand advantage to the offense because they don't want the office losing the ball because they just want the offenses to roll up and down the field touch so i don't know how many people in our audience are old enough to remember the watergate hearings you and i remember the watergate well there was a senator senator sam ervin i believe is from north carolina and he basically said let's not over think this if it walks like a duck and it swims like a duck and quacks like a duck it's a duck i think most of us know what a catch is and the legislation against that being a catch is stupid let's not have agree with you lost me at sam ervin dinner live sam earth oh no gone he's he's not he's not unlike the other century the other two bound other who back shohei ohtani the japanese babe ruth is having a rough spring how rough he in zero eight three and his era twenty seven is that a tough enough springfield wilbon it's a twofer the angels say they see the talent but people are beginning to wonder if the angels will send tommy down to the minors should they sure what yeah he's not ready he's about as ready as trae young at this point is not ready trails on the miners serve some time in the minors well because ranks well maybe tiny needs to go somewhere you know what here's my measurement for this you know the great henry i got to see henry aaron last week.
"henry aaron" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Seventy homerun year two to pass henry aaron who did it ball era half of america didn't want to do because he was black like look you've you've you've taken and you bastardize the number six hundred because guys have juiced up and that's the problem with steroid guys is it's caused us to look look awkwardly at people who didn't hit six hundred runs like that had an inferior career sammy sosa without steroids probably does it maintain he's not a major league player for a decade nah i don't bought it at all and the thing that you're discounting is that we know andy pettitte roger clemens you take those are the only two pitchers in the big leagues who on the juice understandable saying is equal playing neil now it is not if it was then when you took steroids out of baseball the numbers wound of drop because it would have told you that the pitching wouldn't have been is how many times have barry bonds hit over fifty home runs in his career i have no idea i want you to galvanise 85 not one time once barry barry bonds bonds ya yes and that's my point it's not like he took jusen hit 55 homewards every year he hit a onetime and that was the seventy three year that's the only time he hit over fifty was the on steroids i'm sure walls i wasn't knowingly on steroids most of the leak was on steroids backed him because they didn't test ford at all i'm saying his it was an equal playing field i think it's unfair took to they did in fact tests for no no no noted day you work punished for it they didn't vectis forward you weren't punished for if it wasn't wrong if any those guy if here's the easiest thing you can say if any vote very of one wrong that how come none of them come out except for mark wire and said you know what i did it wasn't renaud detalle say it now because they know was wrong because no because midday historic no way knowhow it's because they have been painted into a corner to letting other guys who just don't know about their the mitchell report the mitchell report as a whole.
"henry aaron" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Book called the streak lou garagan cal ripken junior and baseball's most historic record any compares the two players in the streak where his rendition of that night when ripken broke the record is a set of killing gave me chills just the read it you were there that night well the the the thing was about that record henry aaron broke babe ruth's homerun record barry bonds broke henry aaron this home run record and the the moment was they hit the home run which you you didn't know what it was going to happen would have happened tonight tomorrow the next day so it didn't happen until until he actually hit with cows record it was a kind of a different kind of a thing where if he showed up he was healthy was in the lineup and it wasn't going to be reined out then he was going to break the record that night we all knew it and i remember the david letterman show called me and asked me if i would come on by a satellite when they take their show in the afternoon was during batting practice and he says to me for the show says now this is going to be running after each broken the record so maybe you can tell our audience what you're going to say when he we breaks the record and this was all prearranged but so i was a you know a dead pats a a now the krill's take the field cal ripken goes out to shortstop he's there and that's the record hennick they've got a really good laugh i to hear it back for the settlement theater but the so it what they did that was brilliant and charles steinberg was in the orioles serb organization at that time he had a stroke of genius because there was not going be a moment but he took the rule book and he said listen the gave out official until four and a half innings were five innings have been play depending on which team is leading so when whenever the game as official let's put that rolled up in the border and give the fans a chance to read it and then we'll have the banner unfurled for the new game and he started at two or three weeks in advance.