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"jason benetti" Discussed on The Lowe Post
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"jason benetti" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Wait for baseball. Good talking to Jason Benetti. Rick Hahn is going to join us on Thursday. By the way. So, uh, And we can maybe go deeper on the Cho Pak situation. Yeah, I want to know if they still the same expectations or same hope for Cho Pak. Two years later, I'm with you I wanted after injuries after opting out Also want to know what they're playing for The Cratchit rocket is Yeah, I love the crotch rocket. Do by the way, and I've got neck Dwayne Wade stuff. Do you like the nickname or I was gonna offer to Eddie earlier, but we were already running behind. This is from a listener. So I wasn't the first one to come up with it. Someone tweeted me about it. When we were talking about how how it's pew suitor. It's pronounced pukes like juice. That's how Pat Boyle told the jurors who confused. How about the every time he scores a goal or he's on a breakaway. They say the pews is loose. That's good. I think it is. Yeah, it seemed like it fell flatly. My girlfriend thing No, I did the know. I think I like it Lose. The abuse is loose. There's so many different avenues to take with it. Yeah, I think both that you guys have described it. Pew. Pew is good. I think the pews is loose is good. Just be careful. Okay. All right. Careful. See, you careen into a ditch. And then I also saw this that so are the Bulls are playing in Detroit. Right? Or is Detroit coming here? Tomorrow. So the Bulls game against Charla got canceled or postponed tomorrow because a cove it so they just Slit in all this. Who's got next, The piston slid into the Bulls de Ems. Yeah, and now the pit, and it's good timing, too, because, like the Pistons, they're sitting everyone because they're going to trade him off. And what that doesn't That doesn't wreak some havoc on some people making plays. Gambling wise, I don't know. I mean, maybe you anticipate it. It's at the United Center, actually. So all right. So the Hawks tomorrow or in Detroit, I thought both teams would be in Detroit at the same time, that would have been cool. But the Hawks here in Detroit and the Pistons are here in Chicago tomorrow. Let me ask you a quick question. I'm not trying to be an accusatory in a accusatory fashion. Why would it be cool? If both teams are in the same city? I just said, Well, that would be fun going on at the same time. How often does that happen? Okay. I mean, just like basketball, and you know, like one time for socks and Cubs. They did a match war in town at the same time as the Yankees and I went to both games. I did like a bit for the station where I was before Twitter, and I was like blogging the whole thing. I went to see Cobb's Mets in the day and then I went to Sox Yankees at night had to be sometime around 20. 7 20. Oh, six. Somewhere in that area. Will you? Just You're like a dog in heat watching to baseball games in the same day subway serious. I'm easily amused Water. Look, what do we got These days? There's not much You know, it's freezing cold outside. There's 10 Ft of snow on the ground. I got it when my ass got a pandemic. My ass is on my couch. I don't give a rat's rear end where they're playing, just like it's cool that both teams are available for my for my viewing. Pleasure. I just like that They were able to just Hey, Okay, both Pistons. Let's do it. Yeah, I like that. I don't care if they're playing on the face of the moon. Just give me something to watch. So I believe this came from Dwayne from Gilbert. Is it? Gilbert Arenas? His podcast? Is this where this came from, guys? Gilbert Arenas. I think he spends a gun of any interviews, A player on the Gilbert Arenas podcast. Remember, they were. That's an old reference. That's another difference. He calls it the No Chill podcast, the know chilled podcast. Dwayne Wade was the gas and it came up about his reunion with Chicago all those years and remember, we always are like, Hey, the Bulls of this plan. They're going younger, more athletic, and then all of a sudden, they're like, Hey, let's get Rondo. Let's get Wade and wait tells you more about it, And it's sort of disappointment with Bulls fans take a listen I mean, my expectation, Woz. Like plan plan in Chicago in Miami, Like I don't know, I just feel like the crowd was crazy. I was like man is gonna be loud up in there is gonna be the energy It was a lot of games where I was like, what a crowd like, come on, and they booed us a lot to bring the energy like I just I looked for a different energy. But outside of that, man, I don't really have that much expectations. Like I didn't even plan to go to Chicago. It was just like some of that kind of day Did plan to have me It was just something that kind of got thrown together at the last minute. Because, like, you know, everything happened in Miami and You know, and I was like, I'm out. And so then we had to figure it out. And so I really never had expectation. I just only thing I think about Chicago is that the Bulls like that's all I remember is Jordan and there was a cut Scotty and the Bulls and how amazing it was to look like to play there and then to play. There's an opponent and how dope it was going. United Center Then I got other side. I was like, What? What energy it, you know, I mean, why don't want us to think what to say what I experienced, you know, I mean, and so, But like this isn't the way too sweet. I didn't get that and they didn't get it. And I guess they were looking for something else for me. But at that time I was 18 Point game school like, you know, I mean, but for me, it was just I was just glad I got to live that like childhood like moment. You know, I'm saying that dream out and it was kind of like a year where It was a year that it was kind of, like, all right, well, you don't know what I'm going to Miami. I will. I'm gonna go in and do this, then you know, I mean, and so I enjoyed getting to do that, and also to Everything happens for a reason. The fact that you know I got there when Jimmy Butler was there now, Jimmy True back now he's in Miami, like happens for a reason. So I'm sure my record it don't look good. Sam, Miami, Chicago, Cleveland, But I just have fun but my expectations. I don't even know what I had. I just know what I envision from like the Bulls era and playing there in the heat. When I got there, I'm sure the same way they look at me is like we didn't envision this player neither. We thought we were getting old 60 way. We think we're getting 35 year old the way so Another was fun. It was fun to hear. Because it wasn't a likable team. Do you remember Jimmy and Wade are fighting with the younger players? Rondo, you know that. Let me ask you guys a question. Whether that, like what we've just witnessed right now, how much of an effect Does this have on selling Chicago to free agents? In the NBA. I think it matters. I I used to try to deny it. How could it not? The MBA is played in winter and in winter when you're here in the city, cause then you're living somewhere else in the summer. You're not living. You're living in your normal home in the summer when Chicago's at its best like for baseball player living in Chicago is the best. That's why they all love coming here. It's a summer sport they see summer in the city. They can live in Texas in the off.
"jason benetti" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Our Western one studios get you back to Columbus in just a moment, but quick update of the other game going on and involves the top 25 team number six, Houston Meeting s m u 50 to 35 9 minutes to go in that ballgame. Hooters have the nation's number one defense given up 56 a game doesn't seem like the Mustangs are even gonna get to that today as Houston's looking for what would be an eighth consecutive win back to Jason Benetti and Dan Dockage in Columbus. Jason Horowitz. Thank you, too. Noah and McHale. His father, It is 66 52, Ohio State 6 56 to go. You were talking about the adjustment Michigan State has made before the break dance. Well, you got a couple guys out there for for Ohio State that you're gonna have to prove can make threes. CJ Walker was one of them. They went down. Last possession, Michigan State did and doubled up on Ohio State. You just cannot let Ohio State continue to punish you in the paint. You have to make an adjustment. Tom Izzo does not like to double the post. He likes to dig on the pose well. He's gonna have to start really digging getting in there Tough for us. They're not coming back digging, meaning digging, meaning coming off either from the ball side or from the weak side wind. The postman has the ball. You're in there with a hand. Influencing the comfort of the postman with the ball. You just can't you just can't wait to die. If you're Michigan State, the ball goes in there and you're letting Let's let down. Dribble. Dribble. You just waiting to die. You got influence while high state to your point is 16 out of 31 from two in this game is over 50%. You're gonna.
"jason benetti" Discussed on WGN Radio
"It is the play by play voice of your Chicago White Sox. Jason Benetti. Jason talked to you this morning. How you doing? Morning. How are you? Ah, ah, young and loose and full of juice and ah, I was watching you, I think was the last game of the season where you talked about How on those Cubs in socks telecast? You guys were sharing the same video feed. That was interesting. I didn't realize that you're doing that. That had to create some problems for the director, didn't it? Yeah, You know, the road games were really interesting because we had one specific camera that was ours alone in the visiting ballpark. Wherever the Sox games words, so for home games were fine. I was like normal, but we're trying to help out the other team for road games. It's a Cleveland went to the sideline reporter. We had to use our cameras to cover that up. Or else Cleveland reporter we're gonna be on our telecast. So honestly, the fact that we wait 30 games without very many people, realizing at all that that we were short handed and well short handed, from a production standpoint, that's why I spent so much time on our TV crew and in the ninth inning, like they did a bang up job here, it was remarkable. Well, I enjoy how you sort of get into the behind the scenes aspect of things occasionally, and you do a great job with the play by play, along with Steve Stone analyzing what goes on there and that business about giving credit to the crew. We've got a great tradition of that in Chicago Broadcasting going back to Jack Brickhouse. Don't wait. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, look at these people. TV just doesn't show up right? Like it doesn't show up on your screen because somebody hit the magic button out in a TV truck like our our new producer Chris Withers, spend hours and hours and hours building the show, and Dave Turner, the director. The wonderful guy and knows the lay of the land in Chicago cameras as well as anybody out there, and very creative souls like we have Wonderful people doing this, and it wouldn't look nearly that that strong without them, But it's not like radio Bob, where we show us exactly a Jason A cz. You've looked at this Siri's You know, the narrative of the White Sox from a distance is kind of bid. Lack of playoff experience first time in the playoffs. There's a bunch of guys on this team who have been in the postseason before, but but those guys aside, do you think the absence of fans For a team playing on the road in the postseason will help a team like the White Sox that does frankly have a lot of guys who are going through this for the first time. Yeah, It's such an interesting question days because I don't know how they would have reacted in the regular season into a crowd. True like how would those Cleveland Games have been different? Would you have won more games? Would you have lost more games? I don't I don't know if it's even thinking about that all year long, and we had sort of a side discussion about like Just the wind in the ballpark and the way the ball carries without crowd and all of those things that go along with not having a crowd that we have no understanding of a no data for so my instinct would be yes, it would help. Young people to not have a crowd in their first playoff opportunity. But maybe there's something to wanting to beat off that crowded the road team as well. I mean, you've heard enough people over the court. The times they they love going and like, like some Northwestern players, I'm sure have told you over the course of time. We love going on the road because we love hearing it in the crowd, and it fired this up. There are enough people told me that too, But I think it might just be a watch. I don't know. I know. I think that's a very valid What What gives you the most confidence aboutthe White Sox going into the postseason? The most confident I actually think right now it's the matchup. I think Oakland because they're playing without Mac Chapman. They're all Stars third base. That's that the major blow to them. They want a lot of games this year with him. Oakland, two of their top three starting pitcher there left handers, and the stocks haven't lost to a left handed starting pitcher all year. So I think the match up to the strong one for the socks and the fact that this lineup, then pour on Seven runs select two innings of a game that won the boat race. The last day. It is even I didn't I. I was hoping that they might have one more run low, but they almost won that game, and so I think there's a lot of powder keg in this offense. And so that's a little bit concerning. Ifyou're the stocks opponent, I think and getting back to broadcasting the games. Jason, Of course, you have to call road games from the booth of guaranteed rate field, but You think that and the whole pandemic format brought you and Steve Stone a little bit closer. I read where you said that you guys bonded even more this year, didn't you? Yeah, but I kind of when there's nobody in the ballpark and it literally us and screens. It's gotta be and way. We've been tight since we met since I was I mean, that was part of the interview process. Wants to have dinner with Stephen Don and Charlie that Arizona. And it was like 10 minutes in. We're best buddies, so I think we've always been close, but the lack of travel and it's just like a singular focus on the person next to you was almost like I imagine it's like doing a duet on stage. You just have to be so locked in On the person next to you because there's nothing else to focus. I read where you said how strange it was to call games without fans in the ballpark and that you felt like a psycho at points. What did you mean by that? Well, what I mean is there were time like in the no hitter when Giolito was taught that no hitter I was convincing myself just to lock in on the players and Lucas is body language and what McMahon was talking to him about. And I said, I feel like a psycho because I forgot. There were no hand to understand. People ask me after the game. Like how weird was it Do a no hitter with no fans in the stands. I was like, I don't know. I just didn't know hitter that that's that's what hit me. And it's not like I forgot about the fans like we have Twitter open. We're seeing every day We got a note from somebody then, like wish we could be there. And I feel for the people who really wanted to be there, and it's a lot of Chicagoland to see the team this year, but I was charged with making sure that the game was the thing because if I start conveying how strange it is No, but I mean that that puts the experience of watching a baseball game. I think sure Jason Benetti, you'll be announcing the staff cast edition of the Indians Yankees game tonight on ESPN, plus And it must be strange to not do a White Sox game today. Jason Dave and I were talking about how we miss the old days where the local announces, or at least one got to do some postseason on television. Yeah, I'm jealous that tat and Eddie in the hawk because the hot guys get through the first round. I would love to do it. Obviously I have other responsibilities today, but I'm going to be the good news is I don't have to go to Yankees Indian. So I'm literally going to be in my living room one in a sock, and then I'm going to move from my couch..
"jason benetti" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Jason Benetti of Steve's on They sing nationwide is on your side. We just scream booga. Well, what's What's better? I'd say, I'd say Ham's book is better notice. Respect folks should be that the Bears special weapon In the red Zone. Haven't go 1 ft. Over the goal line, turn around and throw the ball up in the yard book is like what 67 VOCs just amazingly talented at everything he does, he would have him writing policies on the sidelines. A don and Glenn view If if they open up, soldier field you go on. Yeah, I'm going to come a diehard Packer fan. I would go there. And also the home for come game in Lambeau. We're having fans understand? Have pinpointed what Hanson just said. Cousin America. I think the plan should be allowed to sit in to watch the bears where whoever they play. You have definitely go. Alright, Dunn. You enjoy it up at Lambeau when we come up there and kick your ass. See what happens up in Lambeau 31. That's not the call. We're looking for 31 to 91 72 Hackers were 13 and three and you know what we were, You know, big favorites here the opening game of the season. How vastly different did the seasons play out? Well, let me since you brought up Green Bay. They were third. No, he did overheated. My bet my bet. Since since our collar brought up three they were 13 and three last year. Aaron Rodgers is in the twilight. You go out and you draft, but he's not. But he's still productive. You go out and you drive the quarterback in the first round when you're in theory, one player or a couple players away from winning the whole thing. If I was Aaron riders, I would've lost my mind. But they they did the same thing. 20 years earlier when they had bread, Farrah Hall of Famer and they put boy wonder on the roster and the clock started. And here we go with the hot breath on the back. So you know, they thought, Hey, we're gonna do it again. And hey, maybe maybe it works out. Maybe their arrogance will blow up in their face. But you're right. They they needed a receiver, a corner and a couple other guys and they could have made it run. 312981 72 100 got one of the division your O B. Well, I'll tell you what. Oh, here Congress. Well, Ah, you know, Minnesota's well here. Minnesota is going to be tough. There's no question about it. Green Bay. They're always there. Watch out for Detroit. I thought it trite. I know they've been horrible. The only been winning 234 games. The last What? 78 10 years, whatever whatever it's been, But what Petricka he might bring him alive. I'd be a little wary of them. And the Bears are the big question. I don't know. Why don't we know the reason why we don't know? Because we don't know what we have at quarterback. We don't know if it's true Whiskey is goingto read. Defense is being accurate passer or is he going to fail and then his folds going to come in and lead us to the promised land with the bears Too many ifs. The other teams have a look, especially the Vikings and Packers have a little bit more power. Met staffer last year missed eight games. Lions lost more one score games than anybody in football, So I think outside of the Cowboys, Detroit was competitive, so I said, What's out for Detroit? Tony and wonder like 312981 72. Welcome to Hampton, Obie on 7 20 wg and go ahead. Hi, guys. Thanks for taking my call. You know I'll be. This is directed towards you because you brought up the scenario. It's gonna play out over and over again. As long as they keep this clown underneath center. They're goingto have a third and seven. We're going to throw a two yard out, and it's gonna be fourth in five and you're going to punt the ball. I hope you're wrong, Tony. Any kind of balls? You know, in my line? No, No, You're right. It's any balls. You go on. You invest that kind of money. You didn't Nick Foles, and you don't name this guy, the opening day starter. I lost all respect for Nagy. He's got no balls. He's obviously a perfect just like every other coach that we've ever brought in here. If they had any stones, they would have told Robiskie. I'm sorry, kid, but you don't have it. We went out and got nicked falls for a reason played a guy. All right, so I'm gonna have the same trouble right now. And so here's the Here's the counter my point about you thinking that you have reinvented the will by saying true biscuits going to start Why would they go out and give 1/4 round pick and pay $20.20 million dollars to Nick Foles to come in here and back up the worst rated quarterback in the NFL? Why? What would you do that so my? My point is Well, wait. I'm not finished. The blind leading leading the blind remember? Chase has got like some kind of, you know, myopic blindness or whatever when it comes to quarterback. Remember, he's the guy. That would unsigned Mike Glennon. Remember that $22 million bust? Remember? He also moved up to get Robiskie when the Holmes and John Watson who will start for their respective teams tonight at 7 20. He also went out and got Nick Foles getting gave up. What I told you 1/4 round pick and paid him 20 million just to start. Robiskie. What is going on? This is this is insanity. We're dead. Tony. Here's here's the thing that that I don't particularly understand, basically falls. He's won a Super Bowl. He's done some good things, but he basically has looked at the league is kind of like a back up a really good backup, but not the guy to take you 16 games to the promise Land. Now. My point is this We talk about pace. You know, I told you what His record was 34 wins and 46 losses. We bring bowls in saying him. This for one year here. $21 million. All $21 million is guaranteed. I mean, we need a general manager, some kind of a so called genius that he could like He really worked that feel really well, didn't he? Dan signed them to a back up to 21 million and guarantee it Kicked his backside out the door so fast, he'd still be flying. It is interesting when you look at it. I mean, would you rather that Cam Newton, the Nick Foles? Cam Newton signed for one year 1.75. How's that gonna look in New England? A lot of people do. The Patriots are going division Prove it. Contract here is the other part about that..
"jason benetti" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Breaking ball. And now in adorns Louise Robert's home run tree, Bring him home and bring the tie. Five. All that was the slider that doesn't break. He showed it to McCann. He showed it again and Louise took it. Way out Rocket to Centre Field. The exit velocity on that. I think it's going to say otherworldly. It's a 55 game who have really happy I didn't leave. This is entertaining. There's a hanging slider for Roman replay, and it gets out in a blink of an eye. Two on one out for Robert Line Drive left field toward the corner. That is a fair ball up it over the wall. That sucks will take one run. Sanchez scores Welcome back. Number 65 sucks. Still going. Louise Robert is becoming a man before our very eyes. After all those fastballs he gets out in front of a curve. This one is down. It has the plate and he just reaches out and Yanks it into the left field corner. That's a wonderful piece of hitting. The only bad break is it bounces out of the park. Otherwise, it's to go the sounds from last night's big Big White Sox win. Against the Twins, courtesy of NBC Sports Chicago here, Jason Benetti and Steve Stone. Every single day. They are now the first place white socks and let's welcome him in. The outstanding voice of the White Sox. Jason Benetti joins us right now.
"jason benetti" Discussed on WGN Radio
"In the middle of our conversation with Jason Benetti, Jason as we Bring you back in here. There is a lot Of pressure, seemingly maybe they don't feel it that way. But it feels to me like a lot of pressure on athletes, too. Do you? Katanas Faras making social change. It's not enough to just sit out. What's what's gonna cause lasting impact in okay, fine. You can put something on your jersey or miss a game. But That's not going to do anything. So what's the point? If you sit out one more game, I'm not going to watch. Do you think there's too much being put on baseball players? Basketball players? Athletes in general, too? Move this country forward. Well, look, I have I have a lot of feelings about social change. But but My my perspective on that is It is everybody individual decision. To choose what they use their platform or how they use it and how they spur change. There are a lot of people who have not said anything publicly. Someone might say, wow, that conspicuous absence from the dialogue. There are some people who grew up And I'm going to use my experience appear to like when I was when I was in the minor leagues. And I think everybody here listening or most people know that I have cerebral palsy, and I walk differently than the average human being when I was in the minor leagues. I very much wanted people to appreciate my work. I wasn't vocal about disability. I wasn't uh um, an advocate for change in any way like I didn't really join up with causes. Because I wanted the work to be good first. I wanted to trust that I believe that my work belonged. And then if I could spur change, I would do it in my own way. But I like being able to do that in the way that I feel comfortable with. And so what I'm saying at in my own experience. There are a lot of people who may not feel comfortable with a bullhorn in their hands. There are people who play basketball and baseball and football who are introverts and want to simply be people When their teammate be them. They know that there's a good person inside. Not everybody wants to get on a pulpit. And use a microphone or feels comfortable doing that. I mean, think about all the people we know. In sports. You have grown up with a stutter or politics or otherwise, my good friend Bill Walton grew up with a better and I guarantee you that he didn't feel comfortable speaking about much of anything at that point. And so I do think that it should never be a requirement that somebody ate something because people don't necessarily feel like their personality to be loud. And so I think we need to understand that people for a change in a lot of different ways, and it's not always With a great thunder sometime. It's with great quiet I was hosting this will tell you the story. I was I was hosting a regular show on w g n ick. Maybe a month ago. And why I did an hour on. Think about times in your life where You know you Could say something or should say something. And you and you didn't Whether was that Thanksgiving dinner with your family, where something felt off for at the workplace and wherever And the calls that came in were just it was unbelievable. And one guy called up and he talked about how he grew up with cerebral policy, and he was bullied. And now he's gone on. He's a teacher, and he's at this school and this parent comes up to him. And he started the parent is like is instantly cries like Might my daughters in your class? And you know, she told me that you're her favorite teacher. And you know, I went to school with you and I know what we did to you. Like the worst of the worst violent bullying. The guy asked. It was, like, you know, um, I am I going to help. The teacher tells him that Hey, man, you actually made me stronger knowing that I could survive you and your friends. And I'm like this guy's showing empathy for the bully. It was unbelievable, a unique perspective of like what it is to deal with. Being different having a disability and trying to find your voice in life. I mean, I just the whole thing was incredible. I don't like what you experienced growing up and I and I never want to really Make our time. Our conversations about that, You know, I think you've touched on it a million times. But that was an incredible storages. And I maybe I'll send it to you. I don't know. It was said that. Please you please do. I mean, it's a beautiful thing, right? Like I People learn. No people learn that others who are different Don't I don't deserve to have Hellfire rained down on them. Uh, but, you know, I can tell you and I said that's not our big game shows yesterday. But you know, I've always meet personally. I've always wanted the work to come Bird. I've always wanted people to respect the work. Maybe even over me as a person. Uh, but you know when I see people herding Because somebody like them had died tragically and without meat. I tend to stop and think about what it did. Were people with disability. And that would make me cry on a nightly basis. And That level of danger is not something I've ever experience but I can tell you That it is not just similar in the way that being underestimated or undervalued specifically, that's more what it is undervalued at human On on a daily basis that can mess with your mind a lot. And I'm a pretty happy person at this point in my life. I like to go on the air and have a good time and enjoy the baseball game with everybody. But there are some days especially when I'm short on fleet and I'm walking through an airport. And somebody asked if I need a car dried and they're doing it just to be night. But then I get on the plane and the plate in 10 and ask if I need help putting my bag up in the overhead compartment. And then the flight attendant asked me three times if I'm sure I can handle the exit road door. At some point, you're like, man, the world really? Does he need differently. And so what I would say is Whether you're an advocate Or The police or for black lives matter or or whatever it might be any cause out there. Any generalization. Hurts any time you judge people based on the first characteristic that you see about them. Runs the risk of discounting the beauty that inside of their soul, and we are a worse society when we divide people based on trade. When we say this person is bad, because they are this person is good because they are why We get worse because there are a lot of people who I know saw me as a non starter and the television announcer and I can't look at the camp. And I'm not Going to inflate anything.
"jason benetti" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I just wanted to see a game. And what I learned Wass. I think his name is Jason Benetti. He does the White Sox. Yep. TV and I've never met him because Since he's been doing the White Sox. We haven't Had a White Sox game the Giants have played, but, uh he does a great job and I really enjoy them and he was working. And he was, I guess in his office in his house or his apartment. In Chicago. And he was working with Jessica Mendoza. She was in her office at her house in Bend, Oregon. So the guy's from Chicago in his office and the woman from Oregon from her office there together, broadcasting a game played on the other side of the world in Korea, South Korea. Now it was twilight time. So the sun was still shining and part of the outfield and the bleachers in left field. And this, this one team, which was a very good hitting team. It's too straight home runs, and now the next guy's up and he hits one deep down the left field line, and it's going to be the third straight homer if it's fair. So now I'm watching my big screen my high def screen at home, so I really want to see if it's going to be a home. Run or not. I'm looking very closely and I can't make it out. I don't see the ball and all of a sudden, I hear Jason. An NTC gone home run three straight homers. I'm like, Wow, Esso, he could see it. And then they get a shot of the guy who hit the home run, and he's nearing second, and he stops and he shrugs and veers off and heads across the middle of the infield back to home plate. Head. Which point port Jason's gotta say Oh, wait a minute. Apparently they call that a foul ball, so I immediately thought When we're at the park. And it's right down the line. You just look at the umpire. What did he call it? And if he says fair, you say it's gonna home run. See, I don't even need that piped in cry could just do my own just two euro. You should but so that immediately. I called Mario Alberto Toe and D C over here and we need to have a shot that shows the whole field so we can see that umpires call because we need that. And and and so apparently, he wasn't seeing anything more from his office in Chicago that night that I was seeing it at my home. Here in the Bay area, So that's that. That's not enough. I don't believe and it was hard for me to watch those games and I think they did a great job. With all things considered with all the obstacles, But then they started doing interviews and and whatnot. And, you know, a little bit of that is okay. But, you know, they just quit doing the game while they were. Yeah, and I need them to do the game from South Korea because I don't know Who these these players over right now to really enjoy the game. Is this to cleanup hitter whose abode is this? The last of the batting order at the beginning of the telecast, they give you some of the big names and so on and so forth. That was good, but I needed to have them do that all through the game for me to really to stay with it. Yeah, I'm wondering, eh? This just occurred to me that that all nine angle is going to be really helpful when the games on the road And somebody hits a fly ball. Because then you can look at the outfielders. This is the outfielder running back is a gliding back. Is he coming in? Because when you're there You can actually really hear the crack of the bat and see the ball flight. And I was thinking of Ah, Dwayne E. It said Hi he It's a she You won't know that because ofthe TV. You think it got crushed the ball and it's a can of corn. Or you think maybe the guy didn't get much of it like maybe I'm thinking right field told Arlington You think that's a fly ball and all of a sudden, it's like eight rows deep it's going to be, I would think imperative when guys it fly balls now. You won't be able to track it. But you have to watch the outfielders and they're good. They should tell you some of the story. Absolutely, you know, and we can't keep any secrets from you, Tom. Obviously always thinking you're always thinking, Sundance. You know, that's what you're good. Yeah, thanks. That's what Ah little line from an old old old old movie. But anyway, the You know last the last road game of last season last September. Was in Atlanta. At the new Fairly new ballpark there. Then, on the Sunday afternoon game, you had direct sun, not just in the booth, but all over you in the booth. And they have no protection from that at all. In my dermatologist that told me to stay out of direct sunlight. And I thought, Well, I'm going to sit here to broadcast the game and get melanoma Was that it? So D C He put up a blanket in front of my spot in the boot to protect me. But now, of course I couldn't see the game, so I had to do it off the monitor. So I got who knew that I was actually getting a little sneak preview back then, and one thing I noticed, I think a giant hit a home run a right handed hitter to the opposite field. And from the center field camera. You see the swing and you see the ball go up in the air. But you don't have a clue how well he hit it or or where it's headed, and then they get a shot of the outfield. And then you see Oh, it's right field and then you see, the guy started to drift back, just like you're describing it. So it was probably the worst call of a homerun of all time. He swings and It's in the air. To right field and it's and it's going back, and it's gone. So so this is that I think where that all nine shot. We can really be helpful if we could remember. To look away from the game monitor over to that when a ball is hit, and the other thing, even something as simple and his mundane a guy swings and you see it. Ofthis bad go up in the air, one of its just a foul. Back over the screen. Or into the mean a lot of times on telecast. When it's just a foul ball. They don't cut to that. Damn. They just stay with the shot at home plate. Well where we don't know at first, if it if that's what it was, But then I guess if they if they don't cut to another shot, then well, no. But maybe the all nine was something that will Work on that, too. So anyway, I've been kind of out of sorts here all day long, because all I can see are the pitfalls and the things that can't work where the part was. Oh, By a big pardon. That wasn't to deep center. That was a foul back over the backstop. Yes, Please forgive me on that one way. Get the Giants in the A's tonight, and I'm watching the show John the other night on the A's seventies dynasty. And they just had one of the most amazing stats. I thought it was 73 74. Back to back years, The ayes had a pitching trio, catfish owner Ken Holtzman Vita Blue. Back to back years. The.
"jason benetti" Discussed on The Sportscaster and Her Son
"He's so dedicated and the art form of catching and helping the pitcher based on the research. I've done and what he said publicly in. What the socks to me I would say Grondahl with that guy and the other two would are going to be important to dock seeing this year for sure for sure. But Ron doll because if everything he does I would say would be number one so I I heard her. I read somewhere some some questioning whether the white sox truly this could be a year for them that maybe their luck was last year and I remembered looking back when they won the world series and listen every team. You need luck to go with some breakout years. This socks had a lot of luck last year but a lot of guys coming into their own. They're young enough yet were they. Were not they're not yet you're not looking at saying. Oh this was a career year for them because they're so young. Is there any concern that that Lucca may have been on their side? Last year is attributed to. I just want to answer to make sure that I'm I'm aiming at the right place. I think that people can say a lot of guys had got a lot of good bounces guys Saw You know whether it was a career out of Tim Anderson at the plate that you know? Oh yeah but that's not the type of players they really are. It's all you're going to see that they're not as good as you know. Everyone thinks the edge but but what I would say is that happens every year with every team. I jumped their previous that. What development is so I just think that that level of pets is not something. I'm equipped to deal with while I'm indoors. It's not ideal for anybody And I would say the Tim Anderson like knowing what I know about him taking him as a specific year knowing what I know about. He did a lot in terms of his preparation and understanding of Major League pitchers last year. And there's not me revising history. He told me that week one of the season last year in the Sox clubhouse that he had finally thought that he started to catch up with the studying process and watching film Berry specifically and he just felt like a different dude coming into last year. And some guys say it and other guys pay it off so. I think what Tim has built in foundation for himself his ways dirtier than some people think I he. His batting title may not be replicated but the fulfillment of his talents that we saw last year will and it's not gonNA necessarily be a high batting average. Put the other things as well. I think I think he's super motivated to be a not only a baseball player but institution in Chicago and with that wind behind your sales. I think he's going to be really tough to stop. Who's going to be this? Season's Tim Anderson. Some people aren't necessarily talking about is becoming one of the big stars on the White Sox. Well you know I've been working out in my kitchen with a bat I would say Louise Robert would be the first thing off the top of my head because we just haven't seen them and I think people are GonNa be wowed by his athleticism but Illinois Menez in the second half of the season looks like a different guy than he did in April May and we all know about his talent and his ill and is a brutish power but I think he figured out Major League pitching at a point well beyond where he was when he first started so I think the second season of Aloi Jimenez is going to be A A huge year for the stock. So he can be a breakout star. Even after everything he did last year. I think Loy Jimenez would be the first place. I'd go with that which area of the team whether it be the rotation the Bolton. The lineup absolutely needs to improve from last season in order for this team to win baseball questions. Because it makes me think we're going to play and I like being in that had stayed The it would be the rotation simply because the on season Reynaldo Lopez obviously have talent. And it's a matter of figuring out how to harness that for both of them Lopez going into this season I had heard from some stock players who had worked out with in the off season Had been much improved. They thought they thought they were going to get a very different Reynaldo. Lopez and then dylan fees. It's thoughtful young man. He studied the art of pitching and the art of just being calm on the mound and his level of understanding and mental accuity. is GonNa make him a good pitcher one day so I think it would be the rotation because of those two guys that you know there are some question marks around but You know Gio Gonzalez gets added in. He's in the innings eater. So I think he'll help in that regard but when it comes to question marks I would say that's where it exists the most because offensively the stocks are going to have very deep lineup. Whenever this thing goes all right Jason. Here's my specific baseball question. When it comes down to timing in the broadcast booth how are in stony going to be able to pick up the timing with so much time spent apart. We have a Google. Doc where we ripped are ad-lib. I have been talking pretty regularly while this is going on and I'm in the thing about that is the first game we did. And this is probably the biggest honor of my career to be able to say that this happened. Is it the first game we did in spring? Training in two thousand sixteen. People said it sounded like we've been doing it for years together so we can't pick up the timing now after this pause We just lost a step and I'm young with lots of looks like I mean he's he's in his seventies and he looks like he's fifty so I don't think any of us is is in that booth is losing a step anytime soon. Now in all relationships need a little bit of a break sometimes off season somebody in the states thought we needed more. Last question My plan career plans to become a broadcaster. I'm going to school for next year. I'm really excited. Bought don't know necessarily what I'm getting into. So if you were to have to give one piece of advice for a budding sports broadcaster what would it be? It would be that That the whole goal is to every time you'd get better at so when I go to a game I will watch a piece of it and take stock of my tempo and tone and what I said in this situation and my preparation and all that and if I can make some small part of it better than day over the course two hundred sixty two baseball games. I just get better and better and better. That's the hope so what I would say to. Any young announcer is whatever part of this? You do did it home and do it. And when there are no game sit at home do it. Talksport play by play. You WanNa do do it but also seek out the advice of people you think are good and people you think are good for specific reasons. So don't just go. Blankets a world and say well. I know this person's name. I want their advice because if you study them like like musicians do every musician has inspiration and so they search. Sound a little like that musician. Study people who you like figure out what they do well and ask them questions about it if you can get access to them because and then have them listen to your stuff and then once you send them yourself. Don't just ask them to listen so they can tell you. You're good like quite often. When I was younger.
"jason benetti" Discussed on The Sportscaster and Her Son
"And we don't know what the risk is. If we don't have testing so I you know I. I doubt that a lot of people are gonna go just like stream back into the world if we don't have thing so that's why My other frustration is people criticizing baseball for having a plan. They've gotTa have some plan. I mean they're doing what they can. What's in front of them to try to do what? They've invested their lives to play baseball. And so yeah. There are a lot of possible. Criticisms of the plan breaking away from your family for four months is not a grand thing. having to be in quarantine for four months is not a grand thing but if we have large and upscale testing to get major league baseball back up and running. We have large scale testing. They have the world back up and running. And that's what we're trying to do. Jesus just a curiosity because I saw an interview with you on one of the local news stations. And you seemed Frustrated I don't know angry I don't know have you. Have you gone through a range of emotions like Jason and I have? This is really hard on people and when so much has been taken away from us. I think it's really normal to feel depression. And while we can point to other people in say someone's got it worse than us. It doesn't take away the fact that we're still feeling very depressed at times. Not Having the things that we love like sports have have you gone through anything like that. A range of emotions I don't know that I was angry. I think the first two weeks were hard because I had been flying all over the country and I had exposure like the Bulls and nets. I did that Sunday. Four net tested positive so like I was around people in the nets travel party in the Bull Travel Party and we all were fine. But then I go to Indianapolis game and One of the women's coaches at the Horizon League tournament where I was one of the women's basketball coaches tested positive and then an official from our semi final game involving USC. Usc tested positive So that official relieved it was that official came over to the table in the second half to talk to us about something like if there was any frustration it was in that like I had just been out in the world. We were not really knowledgeable announced disease as happens in public health. It's not really frustration. It's just like wondering whether like at that point. We didn't know what the symptoms were like. People were like look out for a cop. Well at the end of every basketball season going into baseball like I I end up getting a cough. Just because I've used my voice so much I'm walking around like coughing in my home for ten days. Not Knowing if it's GonNa be something worth not even knowing what it looks like if it becomes something where not frustration Because there's you know I think the range of emotions we go through Ezekiel because how were affected by. This is how our lives had been in the first place. Like what what you've had happens you in the past kind of colors. How you you'll with this in currently so it's not. It's not frustration. It's just more in there that That we weren't as ready for this As we wish we would have been and so you know. I think I've gotten through that part simply because I ended up not having it. I took the antibody test with a bunch of the white sox people on on Monday because Major League baseball was involved in that whole testing deal Because we have so many people across the country. It's a good cross section. And so you know. I think it's science catches up. There's less fear I just Like part of what I'm trying to do is not stoke fear which evidently is a novel idea nowadays for like. I'm I'm I'm trying to help people understand that like yeah. There's if we gather data. That would be a really. That would be a really good thing before we start talking about the white sox and previewing the season. Let me just ask you. Do you think the we play baseball this year. You think that there's going to be season one out my window right now I would say again it just like I don't know it depends on science but my my my gut instinct is based on actual fact that other baseball leagues in the world are playing now with empty stadia so Taiwan as playing and they have a baseball season going on. If they can do it we can do it. So I'm not saying yes or no but like other places or playing baseball. So I'm encouraged by that and I'll just say those videos are kind of funny almost seeing the standard zero fans and it's all over twitter. It's but to be honest. I don't think I remember at first when the NCAA tournament announce that there'd be no fans all of my friends were so upset about it. They're like it's not going to be the same you know half the half the fun of the NCAA. Tournament is like the crowds getting excited. And all this stuff about you of I and I'm like you know what like I just all I care about is that there's going to be games and at this point. I don't think anybody would be upset to see game with no fans see games in spring training parks. I don't think anybody cares. I just think the People WanNA play so. I think it's really interesting personally that we're at this point where we don't care how we don't care why we just WanNa see professional sports pack. I mean it's just a normal thing we've had it all our lives there. I mean it's it exists as we exist so it feels like we're not existing when sports doesn't happen so yeah I mean look I. I have a different perspective on this because I did like nine years of Minor League baseball before the majors ten years of Minor League Baseball sometimes on a Monday night in April you go to a minor league town and there's nobody there you'll have to do the game like I've done game where even Aaa I've done games where we'll go to a ballpark on a Monday. And it. You know the there's an NFL pre game or something going on elsewhere in the city. I've turned my broadcast partner. And then like I and he goes half an hour to game time and I looked around. I have no idea the gate world. That's part of the deal. Minors is that airing nobody there. Some time and and they make their money on Fridays and Saturdays and some Thursdays and Sunday. But if it if it's a rainy forty degree day in name your town ask on a two day while we'll still going out. Who's going to do the game? Some people are listening so yeah I would say to everybody who says well. It's not and I know like hot cake eater. They're going to be some writers like I wish sports head crowd. Yeah I you know I wish I could raise a string and bring the moon down to the earth but I can't so like you know we we kind of have to deal with what we got so like to the to the people who complained about Saturday night live a week ago being on zoom. Get older it right. Yeah a life right. I really feel that way. I feel very strongly like these creative people who have professionally tried to make you laugh for the entirety their lives candle into their studio. They make a makeshift version. And you say right like well then keep it to yourself. I know this is where I'm angry over. It like get a light a light trying here. Let let let's. Let's talk a little white sox baseball so I was trying to figure out. Jason How is this? Is this going to help some guys? I bet it's going to be like a fifty fifty. The time off will help guys who were injured in had these little aches and pains and maybe not full out injuries. A handful of guys with the White Sox it could help them having the time off developmentally though when they need to see innings and they need to see at-bats it could hurt them but every team's going to be in the same boat. What what do you think? How will the time off affect the game depends on how long I don't I don't know I mean I I did an interview with Rick. Renteria the other day and somebody had a question about Michael Kopech and his injury and re habbing and you would imagine that would help the but then we don't know what some time off from the regular regimen of Tommy. John Recovery Does the Tommy. John Injuries like my my What I'll say is I don't really know exactly what I'm living right. Now in the players are living like Tim Anderson I was talking to him for thing. The White Sox and I did Last week and you know his or this week. Whatever we could is it was it was twenty eighteen. Tim said that what he's doing most baseballwise walking by mirror and mimicking his swing. You know what what are you GONNA do? So there's all of this research that goes into baseball and how to accurately prepare athletes or season. And now you can't do any of it so now it's about again. Science drives so much of it. It's about figuring out a way to get people to do what they were. GonNa do in an approximate way now. So I mean I think if you had rick hot on the show he'd say I don't know and so if I if I tell you something that is at all concrete I would call me a charlotte into but I think that's GonNa be Intrigue Baseball this season. If we play is we have this whole set of new data point what it does to players and then also what they going to do with the rules. I think it's a great experimental time for to just go ahead and say you know what let's try a bunch of these things that we didn't know we were going to like or not and Have some fun with it. Oh that's a good point of the new editions. At the White Sox added Ground Doll Encarnacion Kaikal. Which one do you think once we get back to playing going to make the biggest immediate and overall impact Grondahl because He is a two way guy.
"jason benetti" Discussed on The Sportscaster and Her Son
"We are on day thirty eight with no sports so nearly two months without it here in the Chicago land area over one month. We've been shelter in place that went into effect a march twenty first. So it's hard and we're not we're not gonna you know pussyfoot around dance around it and make it sound you know it. It is hard jason. How are you seeing with? Espn filling their shows. Like what are they doing? The only show that I particularly enjoyed during this has got no not off. I take for because I you know it's just Stephen Smith Mexico arguing The have fans of the show Sunday topics. And you know those are two hotheads. So they're gonNA be able to argue on anything so the quality of the show is very similar. I've enjoyed the games that have been that have been replayed I. I remember days ago. I was watching the Lakers magic finals. And I just never seen any claim that game before serves interesting But after a while like you get a little tired from it so I don't think it's as much about how to adjust in sports fandom. It's more branch out of sports fandom and do other things you enjoy because once you get back to sports you know that sports is really going to consume a lot of your time because it's going to all come back at once and my station. Nbc in Chicago is doing a lot of this day in history. I know a lot of the stations are doing that looking back because you have to try to create some interest. Those are okay to me. It doesn't really interest me as much. They're doing some feature stories. I really liked the facetime interviews that they're doing with people in sports today. I like the fact that we are seeing these people that we've already. We've always looked up to whether they are coaches athletes. Newscasters sportscasters announcers in a very relaxed atmosphere. I liked the relaxed facetime interviews that everybody's doing so that that's fine. We missed opening day of baseball and this week would have celebrated Jackie Robinson Day across major leagues now. A lot of people don't realize that White SOx chairman Jerry Reinsdorf very instrumental and Major League baseball celebrating number forty two since Mr Reinsdorf stays growing up in New York he grew up in Brooklyn was a huge Brooklyn dodgers fan and at the age of eleven. He saw Jackie Robinson break the color barrier. He was at that game in person back in one thousand nine hundred forty seven so because Jason I on the podcast. We like to take a look back. Let's take a listen back to my conversation with the Chairman Jerry reinsdorf on Chicagoland television back in the nineties when he came on my show to talk about number forty two. Jackie rocks here. This man to your laptop grew up and Jackie Robinson's tenure Brooklyn native. What are your memories of him? The first day I was eleven years old The first day that Jackie Robinson played for the dodgers wasn't opening day of Nineteen forty seven has been portrayed but actually it was a it was a preseason game dodgers always played the Yankees before the start of the season and they kept Robinson on the Montreal roster up until the last series of the spring and then they put him on the roster and he played against the Yankees first came. I was there And I remember it well and I remember Jackie Robinson not as Negro Ball player but as well as the greatest ballplayers I've ever seen. Jackie Robinson kids play When we hear reports that some of the New York papers didn't even mention it that it was glossed over. Do you recall that? I mean I know you were a Kid. But do you recall that it was glass was it was very very little mention? Made of the fact that the Robinson's debut and it was mentioned the first black player or at that time. I guess there for it to a Negro but they they did not make a big thing about it then and it wasn't a big thing in Brooklyn in Brooklyn The whites blacks all play together and live together so there was a perfect place And I went back Not Too long and look at some old newspapers in just a little paragraph here. Pag At their. Why did baseball side To make such a big deal of the Jackie Robinson celebration this year. Twenty five years ago they also honor Jackie Robinson. What was baseball and thinking when they said you know? It's time that we do something really big for this man will. There was also a celebration of the fortieth anniversary when Peter Ueberroth as commissioner Something was done at that time. And But the fiftieth. I mean. There's something in this Country About Round numbers and fiftieth anniversary It would have been wrong of miss..
"jason benetti" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Yeah no doubt a crucial time eighty eight the minute the fire hang on they get a three at two victories find striker said yes they needed this one was a very happy but also it was a very is this a very forty three points for us hope we can continue like that this purchase is good and we believe in also and always there was a a will there's also a way and so try working on it and hopefully we can continue where there's a will there's a way in the Chicago fire have a battle ahead of all they have a rolled match coming up and Wednesday in Portland in Portland is one of the top teams in that Major League Soccer so it's not going to be easy the fire right now are three points away from the playoff spot in the Eastern Conference they need to get up there they got Portland on Wednesday then back home against Philadelphia a week from yesterday on August seventeenth it'll be a fan appreciation day then they hit the road for two more games so three of their next four on the road the fire is most MLS teams do do not play great on the road they've got some tough competition coming up so very very important see what happens in the next couple games now before I get out of here I had to talk a little bit about some we'll bring in our guy Erica Strauss you for this too because the Chicago White Sox are made the announcement that when the white Sox are in Anaheim Steve stones taking time off and the white Sox are going to have bill Walton doing game with Jason Benetti and I swear I saw America Strauss you tweet who is very excited and to see that first of all you have to explain to me why I'm just here for the entertainment okay he is so goofy and funny and outside the box I enjoy him at basketball betting area and Wall did basketball during the Hawaii classic and you know all those games are played at all hours of the day and shown back here and you know the humor is fine he was shot during the broadcast last night while the white Sox were like putting runners on base and loaded the bases and apparently because I was not listening apparently he asked Jason how many innings around a baseball game I I also I think I'm not sure if he's ever even watched a baseball game I'm just here for his antics okay well as a guy who loves watching baseball I will not I'll be watching the white Sox game but the mute button will be firmly and pressed because there's no way I want to hear our bill Walton the at all because I can get angry about it now father stuff but I don't need the wall the and then from what I see here John creamer check out his article he have the athletic and if you don't what are you waiting for Jon Greenberg did a great article called the dollars and cents with bill Walton and Michael Schur add capsaicin that he is in a quote good place Michael sure is a guy who is a writer he's written for the office parks Iraq Brooklyn nine nine nine and also others so he is also going to be which is a bit at a cell it's going to be basically a sound free a white sacks series when they take out the angels at least for me that is odd thanks to just Rogers for a jump on that end thanks to everybody who I dialed in about their favorite baseball movies baseball movies a player should be watching thanks Derek thanks to you ideas be a one.
"jason benetti" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Call with Jason Benetti at all soul Mike Boettcher yellow from us that cast of breaking down home run derby also just your Rogers and Nick Friedell get some vexing V. love from yeah yeah you'll get it all you'll get the exit V. low you'll get lawn change you over the story about enviro price what member of our staff we ran into after the cubs won the World Series now he's put his headphones on right now but it was I believe it was yes I was once I was hammered too and I sat there and I just kind of like was talking nonsense about his father Tony Paret thank you so much for his father right how can you think as some for your father the father creates never mind but it was just you know what the cubs and won the World Series it was an opportunity for me to get hammered so I don't so I I was I was going up to my room because we were down there so because one we did then shots than in the whole afterwards and then all of a sudden we were told like really quick Hey we're going to the airport now it was two two in the morning okay me down here it's two fifteen in the morning are you a special flight right we took a special you did and so I went up and down I see it word parades in the he's in the same floors me and I said to him I I I heard gently cap I use you guys are all good then in the casket into it or so yeah he's press take the Indians to win the World Series a double down after I think game six and city guaranteed a one game seven of the last shot shot shot shot show they got into an argument and then they patched it up okay and then so I was like small tell you guys we don't I go I go where we're going back to Chicago you be careful how you get home yeah he thought I was driving yeah I drink tea does whole way home and tried to get major trying to get free ice cream for here why not celebrating after World Series I mean heck you you get you got to do that I'm a Reds fan I was equally hammered well you eat all all you gotta do is here like a trickle of water after you yeah where can I get one of your what was your beverage of choice and I know this is silly question your beverage of choice into your vacation I'm sure there were more than one right I know it was strictly a light beer and and some red wine at dinner okay that's still be yeah still he was saying that you've gone back to the scratch right yeah but I said this on Friday they have sort of gone back to Scotch every now and every now and again yeah but I think you totally yeah can it like course light I mean that's right that's really so I you know I I geared back on it a little bit dialed it back but I every now and again I will do you watch yourself with your daughters around yeah okay yeah so you don't want to get get into the cooler for another one you go gore's light when your daughter's around when the daughters are around maybe this guy actually come out hello this deck I don't know how it goes I got to kind of go to the red wine people that drink why that I don't know this for sure because like a beer drinkers basically filled day drink their drinking medical or for more wine drinkers it seems to me whether one gets a little bit close to the bottom they fill it up they don't let it get out I don't I don't necessarily go that route was through whites right I can I can I think that that's I'm sort of with you yeah I don't know I don't want to see an empty keep filling it yeah there there's a reason because your your friend if there's a bottle at the table there's not gonna be any left for you that's why so you can before others the only ones I drink and I don't want to privately sweet German wines are directly a spotlight yes rally cry sounds like a band sweet German wine and there was a time that it does it was in rose's singing sweet German wine which out of yeah isn't it wasn't we child there was a time rhyme that that they told you there was a time there when I was drinking like in the nineteen or twenty which we were allowed to do because it you were drinking in nineteen twenty I didn't think you were around there he then twenty four debaters last season is but they were telling us that I drink that wouldn't put calories and you will be Ryan white insults or water so we would drink that most of the night at the bar and I know what it is yeah it's just a white white a white German wanna shooter sell certain just drink I'm not white wine Sir it would get you we're going to go it would get you where you want to go and it you know you wouldn't gain a put the problems okay so that I said screw it give me the pods altogether why do you do when you're doing that with liquor your put liquor ways seltzer anyway did you know that I don't know if anybody's notice this but the latest Miller lite commercials mentioned that there's no sugar I've never seen a beer commercial mention that there's no sugar I've never seen that and the ones I just I job this weekend I did a force for the soccer for something else but they said no sugar okay because the other one does add sugar I yeah yeah I think that's the campaign now yeah so it's you know they go back and forth in the keyboard this is Danny centerman in charge of their advertising now so what happened Dany's job maybe he should maybe you should sell it was I love Danny but then there were like there were three things that got me now I forget which ones they work might get two of the worst takes I've heard Blackwell one soccer is a greatest of all time when they were when they were talking about the amateur teams the greatest amateur teams of all time when you say that you do go back to the eighty Olympic team and then Danny's faces was they were lucky I'm like what I don't even know when Danny was born like I still watch and want to play old man here it's hard with me in the studio what do you can't win V. V. hockey Olympic turn implies one series again yeah I mean it was an incredible journey like where they and by the way all of the emails right hot goalie they were lucky by the way everyone's of a professional now all of the women the price of US women's team they're all professional professional soccer yeah it's she and she does Kristin press does the goalie place there yeah something Bryant is there a Bryant I don't either place here as well they play for the red stars out of Yankee Stadium Rory dames who coached all my kids in in and travel soccer coach that the stars were actually not not overly happy they did let her know this but when Australia lost they got Sam Kerr back into place for the red stars she scored a hat trick or first came back for the red stars last week we lost really got eliminated she came back when they happy with although they were happy that she came back yeah yeah you know it's a because now more people call the see the goal scorer and all that kind of stuff she probably wasn't happy because Australia lost right but if it benefited the red stars I was in the I mean the last few games I I even had it on the phone we had to go for some swim lessons and I put it on my phone and put it through the Bluetooth in the car so I could listen to ensure that television broadcasts and see them play against Spain but I solve the majority of their other games I mean they dominated pretty much the entire game every game I saw them play as expected I mean they were there for the game against England was touch and go right and then they got the the I thank you all right side and then it also ms Cole kick at the what eighty fifth during the settlement yeah the penalty kick in the stop by the goalkeeper and so that was great and is you think about it though when you think of women's soccer are you still go back and think a brandy chest pain ripping her top off and you think of Juli folly playing that one at me and they were pretty damn good yeah and so I would put those two against each other the nineteen diners they call because the great thing about that game Fred you follow it closely is such a great thing but one of the interesting things is you can be the most you can be the more dominant team for the majority again and you'll just be like wow that team is so much better than that and yet in that sport the best team doesn't like I'm talking more frequently on you would imagine doesn't win a counter attack when they score yet okay I we dominated play we've had seventy percent of possession right and one time they took the ball yeah yeah and I mean it does that and on the U. S. was scoreless at Soldier Field yeah and they miss Hey soldier feel down the home which is Kim out of a good if they use their last night on the broadcast no one can get gets all nobody at Jozy Altidore had a great chance and miss them there's a couple other opportunities I saw highlights it looks like the place was full it was completely sold out eighty percent yeah Mexico but by the way I've received a couple phone calls people saying that they're disappointed we have mentioned that the USA softball team women's softball team beat Japan I believe to win the gold Cup or something like that so I saw in the highlight of of something was on while I was walking by grants to them yeah was that over the weekend who was yesterday yeah and cap was are you in a little bit earlier with Jordan because Jordan was talking about how he loved watching Wimbledon and I understand Wimbledon's ideas together I understand there's a lot of tennis fans I'm not one of them I'm not watching tennis I like yeah I mean I couldn't care less I think it's you know it's it's it's to put it it depends on the sport like I love watching the US women's soccer team like the men's U. S. men's soccer team right I really don't have that yeah that much of a passion for front runner I pretty much yeah follow closely you like sports at the highest level yeah that's fine watching the women's team much better tale I've always been into women's gymnastics way more that I don't like watch the bands gymnasts but when it's time for the Olympics in the women's gymnast Janice are up I'm like all like I find I find what I I I watch a lot of tennis Mike the tennis channel's on all the time in my house because my wife is a tennis you know freak so to speak which is good but I was you know just because every day but I saw your guy by the way was broadcasting overall I was watching last week tries to was broadcasting model cars got right with cliff drive yeah she won another events I think sometime in a couple of miles but anyway I watch I think the went to me the women are just as entertaining as the guys playing but like in basketball I'm not gonna lie yeah I I I appreciate the talent that the W. NBA players have I don't watch a lot of W. NBA yeah so to me it's just an individual choice I watch a lot of women's tennis alike I I'd like watching women's soccer you know but for for me I'd just there just certain things I like certain things I don't like watching that soccer has the same problem is nice the Jeff Miller here because of your goal is your we be I'd be saying the same thing your call at Miller are big soccer fans but they will not sit down to watch a major league soccer game with the fire or with anybody else played because they want to watch the sport at the best you know the best level of the sport and Major League Soccer is twenty three twenty two years old yeah sold there's still work and there's no more going to get there Jeff and I talked about the the the the men's soccer team from last night and they just don't have enough talent on the team and you would think a country this big they be able to find I think now isn't I mean how do you I mean Fred you probably have the answer quicker than than the rest of us why is that do you think because the kids realize they get to a certain age and they say well I can make more money playing football what ask a baller baseball and it's tough when you know every other country in of dollars can you don't say it everybody at every other country there when they get out of the crib in the cooking of all right well we'll talk about this last year our America's best athletes all the people yeah are the guys who run the fastest jump the highest strongest it's it's it's basketball could you see these guys played played soccer if they right if they were in for me was the hit and all these guys playing soccer you could say the same thing about some of the football players as well I.
"jason benetti" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"Wanna go pull it out and listen, number two. What habit? Or quality. Do you think it's contributed? Most to your success habit or quality, contributed most. It's a persistence to the point of frustration of others. Number three. What would you consider your biggest failure? My biggest failure. It's not understanding at an earlier age that being organized was so important. It's huge, especially for prep for work. Yeah. It was just figure out the system, and then you're like this is much easier and better. Yes. Put the work in beforehand, number four. Have you ever been in a fistfight? No. You would know because I would be dead. Number five. If you could switch lives with anyone for a day, who would it be? What's lies with anyone for day? Who would it be? It would be that's tie a couple. But I, I really do. Can it can it be somebody who is dead? Who's dead for sure? Okay. It I, I would want to be in the mind of Robin Williams. Okay. That'll be frenetic. Yeah, exhausting. Yeah. Interesting. Yeah. I wonder if it was, I mean, I, I imagine it was exhausting for him as well. Yeah. Well, yeah, it's true. Sounds like it was. Yeah. Yeah. Number six with the most embarrassed you've ever been. Oh man. That's tough. I it could either so okay? So I was in junior high, and we were playing kickball in science class. And I don't know why. But I, I teach over. Yeah. Probably. Right. So I kicked a ball and the teacher trying to help decided to pick me up and run to first with me. No, yeah. Oh, no. Yeah. So I, I don't know that I was embarrassed at the time. I mean I kinda like swatted him away. I think I recall. But I, I like the guy a lot. But I that moment was not fun. Yeah. Not, not his best moment. Seven what's the thing about yourself? You'd most like to improve. My ability to be a morning person. Oh, me too. It's brutal. Yeah, we'll have too much don't have like a lot of day games and stuff. So you at least do most of your work at night. Yeah. Day game after a night game though. I have to like shock my system. A thousand cups of coffee. Yeah, it's ridiculous. Number eight. If you could be committed for a day, what one rule would you enforce that all of society had to adhere to. Oh man. That's so hard. Because I. Oh, jeez. It would be that. Everybody who had. No that didn't that wasn't gonna go the right. This is gonna be simple and basic. But I think if we made sure that everybody had an assigned lane that they drove in, in traffic. We would never have traffic again. Interesting. So there, there are lanes for each person that seems complicated, but, but it's less complicated than veering in and out. I think so you get on, and you have fifty feet for you to get into lane to that day. I don't know. I don't know how they do it. Right. But I do think all of them merging is the problem merging, his problem. But so as people who drive slow. Yeah. Window because his goal wasn't it? Oh, yeah. I have trouble doing anything slowly. I'm very impatient. So I'm often the merger the swerver the person who's veering around the person who's barely going the speed limit. It's something I'm working on. So you basically said that it would be very difficult to implement because you're already lobbying against it because you've, you've put me in lane two and see what happens to have the slow person in on this day. And there's no fix for it. And then I'm gonna lose my mind. So, yeah, I love the anger. That was hypothetical situation. I'm getting anxious. This thinking about being stuck there with no recourse. It's killing me. Number nine, what's the most scared you've ever been? Most scared I've ever been. It's been a couple of times, I do not enjoy walking around upper decks of stadiums, because of my walk. I tend to think I'm gonna pitch forward and, and plummet to my death. So I am always scared when I'm walking without a rail at the top of a stadium. That's very smart. That seems like a good place to be scared..
"jason benetti" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"So you're growing up and you love sports. It didn't play. But you could you could watch and you got invested in the people who were calling the games and even back in elementary school. You wrote a letter about wanting to grow up to be the White Sox announcer. So what was it that connected you to sports where your parents, I mean you mentioned that they were on the way to the White Sox game where they particularly invested in watching it all the time. So it just became a part of, of your life. They were first of all, you should know that. I also wrote a little essay and elementary school that said I wanna work with Bill Walton in Maui, and then crumpled it up and threw it against the wall. Nobody ever saw Alan. No, I my, my parents, loved going to games, we went to mostly socks games, a couple of cubs games here and there, but it was always on and, and I love playing video games and it was right. When like EA sports was rising with the Madden games and Ken Griffey junior baseball was out through Nintendo and all that stuff. So I got to know the players on those games and then PC games and things like that, that you could simulate seasons and whatnot. But we'd watch the socks every night, basically and went on a road trip when I was young to Philadelphia and Baltimore in Toronto, and I just kind of grew to love being at the park, and it was there to provide entertainment every night. Yeah. So you grow up, and you're calling games from your bedroom, and you're writing class assignments about how you wanna be cool. Don't I? Go. It sounds very familiar the number of, of mail exclusively radio voices and call and play by play voices. I know that that's how they became invested. You know, listening hiding under the covers with the.
"jason benetti" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"So your dad was in the hospital when you were born, right? He was still recovering. Yeah. So I was born I was very premature, you know, again, he ended up being fine long-term. But yeah, he's still had some lingering effects and was being treated and all of that. And then here I come and, you know, it was it was a little touch, and go for a while, and we all ended up living happily ever after though. So, so yet ten weeks premature, and then as they're treating you in the Nikiel you contracted a virus and a lung disorder which I cannot pronounce. And so you're on an oxygen machine. And at the time were were your parents informed as to what might be going on. Was there a fear that you wouldn't make it what were what were they being told? Yeah, I. This is the part that I'm reminded all the time, when I'm being a bad son, every once in a while that they lived through and I did. But I didn't remember it. You know that's for me. That's the part about people with disabilities that had trouble when they were young that is easy to forget, when we get caught up in our daily grind is that they were there when doctors said, not to be over dramatic. But, like there was a chance that, that I wasn't gonna make it, and that happens for a lot of kids who have a lot less means than even my family did. And they were squarely middle-class. But there, there's so many kids who go through that. And so many parents who don't really know how to deal with it. And my parents hadn't had any other kids and they still have. And, and so for them to always be so wonderful about even through later surgeries up until age. Twelve or so, to always be there at always taking me to appointments, and always be at my side, like I have a tendency to even forget that on a day to day basis. And it takes truly special people. Yeah, absolutely. So they believe that your cerebral palsy was caused likely by the virus and the lung disorder end. So as at a young age. There's so many varying degrees of, of CPI. What did they anticipate for your future? Was there question marks in certain areas? Or was it clear that there were just limited parts of your physical body that were affected. Yeah. I ended up they had to have had some questions about exactly what would end up happening because I went through a lot of physical therapy and occupational therapy. And that sort of thing at the rehabilitation institute in Chicago spent some time, there, spent a lot of time, with a doctor named Luchino DS. Says who was still in Chicago, and still treating kids with C P. And in fact, has a kid who's treating now who is a White Sox fan. And we're gonna meet at some point later this year, who has C P and may want to become an announcer, which is which is pretty cool. But this guy was one of those people who was like we're going to do more. We're just going to do more. We're going to keep pushing and I was so lucky to have doctors and people who basically said, don't be complacent. And so I, I don't know what those questions were specifically at the point it happened. But I do know based on how much their appeal and how many surgeries I went through early on. That there was a lot of variance in the way. I mean I know now, especially there's a lot of variance in the way CPA affects people. Right. Like I hit this EP lottery, because my speech pattern is, you know, as, as good as can be I don't have any speech impact in terms of what. Happened to me and the portions of my brain that don't fire exactly like other people. So, you know, it's, it's a wide ranging disorders. Certainly you mentioned the surgeries..
"jason benetti" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"And usually, I start with childhood, and what kind of kid people were, but I want to start even younger because obviously, when you were born is when a lot of very formative things happened in your life. I want to start even before when your dad and mom were at the White Sox game because this is a precursor till later in life, the job that you do. And somehow your dad ended up in the hospital from a trip to Comiskey park. Yes. So they were walking, I believe to the ballpark. They hadn't gotten to the ballpark yet this. It has to be your first interview that started with a falling piece of a building. I so were were unicorns already. My parents are, are walking to the ballpark as the story goes. And a piece of a building falls down as evidently, it's prone to do and hits my dad and he ends up in the hospital. So as I believe the story goes, they never ended up making it to the game. And then he ends up in the hospital while my mom was, was pregnant with me, and he's okay. He ended up being totally fine. No real major chronic issues after that. But it's like a reverse Allman, I think, like something really bad happened on the way to a White Sox game. And then something really good happened for me. And then my parents on the way to White Sox games later on. So I assumed it was Comiskey park that was falling apart, but it was just a neighboring building. So that is what what's funny about that? I actually didn't I knew he was in the hospital. I knew a piece of a building fell off. But I didn't know what building it was. And right when I got the White Sox job. One of the reporters in town had talked to my parents, and I got a text from the reporter who said your dad told me the story about getting hit with the brick at Comiskey. And so I got I got this I woke up in the morning. I got this text, I called my dad, I was like, what are you doing? I'm going to get fired before. I've even called a game you are insane. And he was like, no, no, no, no, no. I didn't know it didn't fall off of Comiskey. Like we're not suing the White Sox. It was on the way to a game. So I actually thought that was the case as well as the story went, but it no longer it. No longer scares me like that. It was it wasn't the actual story. But the text I got from the reporter. I was like, did I not know that this happened? Your dad change the story when you got the job because. Yeah. I mean by building what an act of subterfuge, wouldn't be out of the question for him because he grew up a cubs fan. Smart man. Very smart, man. Whoa, whoa. No. Pleasant here. Yeah. I, I don't know what's happened..