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"jeff passan" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

07:55 min | 2 months ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"Fact is, you're throwing it. There's a difference. I don't drop it. That's exactly a guiltiest charge, sir. Guilty as charged. Exactly. Guilty as charged. And then it's like, oh man. All right, let's get to it. Because this guy was in the building last night when Aaron judge went yard and for his 62nd time this year and the ball landed up in the hands of a vice president of a hedge fund. Is that the most 21st century story you've ever heard or what? On the Mercedes Benz Vance phone line, one of our favorites, the MLB insider of insiders of the worldwide leader in sports none other than Jeff passon back here on the rich eyes and show. How are you doing, Jeff? That is good as that guy. Right, I mean, is that the most 21st century story that the baseball winds up in the hands of a vice president of a hedge fund sitting out there in left field? I mean it's wild. I was out there last night trying to find him trying to find the ball. He went to security, I was standing outside the door and it turns out it was in front of a completely empty room. I was standing there for like 45 minutes. Pretty pathetic. And then when I realized that nobody was in the room, I went over to the area and the security guy was being a heart of because what our ballpark security guys is not complete hard us. And I wasn't letting me go down to the front row where it was caught. So I was just waiting up in the concourse like creepy looking down to see if anybody in the first couple of rows was going to come up to grab a beer or something and I see this father and his sons walking up and I just wanted to know like was it a clean catch? Did you see it? And the guy says to me, yes, it was clean and I thought I had it. And sometimes the journalism God smile on you, rich. It was the guy who was right next to the guy caught it. This guy was a left hander, so he's coming in from the left side. On his right hand, the other guy who caught it is a right hander and he's coming in from the right side with the glove on his left hand. And their gloves, if you go into the prude of the video, they're gloves met and this guy was talking with said he was he thought, he played outfield in college. So he knows what it feels like to catch a baseball and he felt like he had something in his glove and then he looked into it and there was nothing there and it crushed him because the other guy was wearing a ranger's hat. He was an enormous Yankees fan and you talked to the 13 year old son if we catch the ball like we know we're in these seats. We know we're in the right vicinity. If we catch the ball, what are we going to do in a sun had gone back and forth on it, he was given up the idea he was giving up the decision to assault. 13 year old and the kid said, if we can get into the Clubhouse and get to meet Aaron judge, we will give him the ball back. And Aaron judge was that close to getting his 62nd home run ball, and instead it's probably going to end up at Knox now. Well, I mean, a judge said after the game, hey, it's the fan souvenir. I'd love to have it. But it is a souvenir for a fan. I'm sort of of two minds on this. I understand how capitalism works and if you find a $1 million lottery ticket on the ground, then that is fortune smiling on you. And anytime anybody comes into possession of something, that's worth a lot. Good for him or her. On the other end I was talking with someone with the Yankees last night and he's like, you know, this ball represents all of the hard work and achievement that Aaron judge has had in 2022. And it would just be really nice for him to have it. And thankfully, Aaron judge is going to be signing a $300 million contractor off season. So I guess you can buy it if you want. Well, how about this? Jeff, I don't know. One of the things that makes you so unique is your part historian and part reporter. Has anybody ever exchanged an historic home run ball for the right to manage the player's portfolio? How about that, right? You know what? That's actually. How about that? You're really good trade rates. What about that? I mean, judge is about to hit it and part of the reason why he's about to hit it is everything and all the toiling of the 62 home run season. That's it. So judge gives him his just one retirement account. Not all of them. That being said, is it ever a good idea to start off a financial arrangement with somebody? You're asking somebody who lives in Los Angeles, half the people I know have a marriage like that. What are you talking about? Jeff? Come on, good lord. You just described half of the town we're living in. All right. It's me and my Midwestern night. You're such an idealist. So let's get to the moment itself because to me, it was just, it was awesome, but I'm a Yankee fan. It was me and my kids jumping around in a living room. That was it for me. It was awesome. And I'm wondering what you make of the whole to do over a 62nd home run. I kind of saw your Twitter feed, we'll get to that in a second, but what does this home run mean to you? Jeff. To me, it was a cap or on one of the great all time offensive seasons. We can get into where the stand in history. But I think there are different perspectives with which we can look at history. And for me, history is this very unique sliver of time that we're in right now where the average fastball is 94 miles an hour and you regularly see a hundred breaking balls that have been developed in pitching labs are moving with speed and spin like we've never seen before. The offensive environment in baseball is down a quarter round again this year. And Aaron judge literally and figuratively towers over the rest of baseball. He is so good right now. He has been so locked in the season. And just for just from the perspective of we like comparing than any other sport and this number 61 regardless of Barry Bonds being the all time undisputed home run king both single season as well as for a career. I don't think Barry Bonds is presence diminishes what 62 means. I think 62 can be a special number and Barry Bonds can be a record holder and that two things can exist at once. Well, the way I started the show, Jeff, and I'll just tell it to you here since you're there in the state of Texas doing your own thing. Any announcers saying American League record to me, you could just insert the word clean. That's the difference. Yeah, that's what I believe.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

05:46 min | 5 months ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"You're clearly trying to stop this. You're truly clearly trying to create a deterrent. Why would you then why would you allow 20 more people to enter afraid, Jeff? Why would you do that? Just say you guys, let the 22 on 22 is fine, right? Whoever or how many people are on a major league bench at any given time 30 on a bench? Yeah. But 30, 35. I mean, I'm including interpreters here now as clearly the baseballs disciplinary committee did. That's what I'm saying. Human beings, all human beings with fists and the gumption to want to throw them. Why are we adding 20 more people to the front? It's a simple fix. When you have that number of people who are on the benches already is keeping the relievers out of it really going to make it back. I suppose there could be a hothead in there who is going to throw gum. And so peanuts throw peanut bins. You know what I mean? That was the other thing too. That was the circus like aspect of it. It's all over, and here comes a guy who's pissed about getting ejected, throwing gum route. Now players are picking up gum off the infield. Like, what are we doing? I mean, I don't know. Can I be honest with you? Yes, sir. My favorite part of what's that thing was Rendon going left handed, like you did on the swing against Brett Phillips. Did he connect? Did he connected like he did around Phillips too? This is a pretty good shot to the face. But my second close second favorite part was the slo-mo shot of price hello glaciers seeding the field. That was awesome. Is it the first instance of an interpreter ever being suspended by baseball? For an on for an on field incident to my knowledge, yes. And I mean, the ancients be able to replace him as an interpreter, or will they just have a communication problem for those two games? I think that one day it may be problematic. It just makes sure it's not on the day. Well, if we look at the rotation, I don't know that there's a Spanish speaking starter. This trout trying to get hooked on phonics real quick over the next two days to try and contribute in that respect. I'm trying to lighten it up a little bit here, I guess. Oh man. I appreciate it. Jeff passon, thank you for the time, sir. Really appreciate it. Always enjoy our chats. Enjoy the time. The quiet time at home. Take care brother. I'm going to go do some chores. Okay, and throw out that headset that's garbage. I don't know where you got that from those terrible. Boy, rich. They could take care of Jeff passon everybody at Jeff passing. God, you tell me if I'm on the lawn here on this on this brawl stuff. Telling the kids to get off it. Go ahead. You can tell me. It's kind of like fighting in hockey. It's like oddly necessary. I think. Well, I mean, I don't know, I've never been. A dude broke his elbow. But that's his own fault. Because he fell coming out, coming off the bench. Yeah, stay in the dugout. If you're interested. Look. It wasn't injured. You already have a broken arm, you're out for the year. But what are you doing? It's the ID is kicking in in that moment. We're going to go throw hands, okay? You're not going to make you think that he wouldn't be one of the first students. I can still just understand the benches. I still don't understand. These people are there any pen. It's called a pen. Your pen in. You are literally pendant. You must open a gate. And run a long way. The length of a football field. It's a 100 yard dash. You are undertaking a 300 plus foot run. To join this thing, not just like, oh God, that's in front of me. Oh my God, my guy's getting hit, I gotta go. And I'm right there. It's right in front of me. I gotta go. Like that instinct, that fight or flight moment I understand you. You fight. Yeah. I get that. But you're in the pen. You're all the way out there. You have to literally open a gate. Pass through a fence. And go join. And run. Well lightly job. Try it. It's a light jog if you just think it's just, that's the worst offensive. If it's just one of those pushing and shoving things and everybody comes out and it's just like, okay, let's go back to our corners. We get it. You've made your point. You made your point. And everybody's runs in. But how do you do it? How do you ban it? You don't ban the brawl, you ban joining the brawl. And you can't put a full on if you leave the bench, it's all over. As he said, one on 9. But I get what you're saying. You are just don't come in for instance. You may not join the sorry bullpen guys. We know your team players. We know you want to support your guys. We know you want to be there. You may not. Because a fight amongst 60 people is much easier to break up and it's less dangerous than a fight amongst a hundred. Does that simple math? It does make sense. Could you imagine? But it's simple math. They got in the car. They used to drive the pitchers in. Oh my God..

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"jeff passan" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

06:03 min | 5 months ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"And Chris and Adam discussing their favorite genres and times of hip hop and I got to say I found it quite amusing. They weren't even killed me into the combo. It wasn't hip hop. We were talking about errors and music. You chose to knock it involved. I mean, you know, I was standing right there. You're so far away. Nigga very good. I'm glad. You understand, things were going so great. Thank you. We just started happening. Something must have happened. We just started. I just said, I found her conversation. Why don't we just come home here and air grievance if something that happened ten, 15 minutes ago? You could have rectified on this. Okay, what I said was, I found it amusing. Their conversation. That wasn't a grievance. It was just an observation. There was a tone that we don't know what we're talking about when it comes to music. Well, I mean, I can't help it that you read into it like that. Let me step in. Let me step in and I can't believe I have to separate. I will pull this car over. What is happening? All right. Welcome to this program, everybody. It's the July 4th weekend that's coming up. The National Football League is dormant with the exception of whatever's going on in that conference room wherever they are in the NFL world talking about deshaun Watson's past history transgressions that's going on day two of his disciplinary hearing is happening. In the world of actual football players that are not in such a predicament, DJ Moore of the Carolina Panthers will join us at the top of our number two, we also are going to have on this program Mark Hubbard, our new favorite player on the Panzer two. We mentioned this last week prior to the travelers there river highlands and Connecticut Cromwell, Connecticut. The TPC there where I have still left many divot marks from 1996 through 2003, my tenure at the worldwide leader. And we mentioned him because he was the one who got a spot in the travelers because Brooks Koepka was tapped out because he's playing on the live tour. And he and Patrick Reed appeared at a press conference this week. And they didn't have much to say. You see that koepka looked at all the reporters and honestly said, you know, I never considered joining the till after the U.S. open. Sure, bro honestly, there are so many lips moving. On that live tour, there are so many moving lips on that lip tour. And you know what? The reason why we're having a mark Hubbard on is because he's that tour professional who's been grinding on the tour since 2015 who got a spot last week. When he finished tied for 40 6, 6. And so now he's at the John Deere the next stop that tease off tomorrow. So he figured, let's have him on and talk about the world of a grinding professional tour player and I'm imagining he has not gotten a call from Greg Norman or the Saudis or whoever that person might be that's contacting players for the live tour on behalf of the I think we know who is and it's former professional player David Sims from tin cup. That's right. And I can't wait to bring that up to Ron Shelton when he steps in studio in person an hour number three. He's got a new book out called the church of baseball about the making of bull Durham and this book is terrific and I'm already thinking that maybe should be like a TV show like the offer, which I'm into Susie and I have been binge watching. Now that our children aren't around asking for the remote or screaming and yelling at each other or needing one of us to break each other up because they're all on campus. Oh my God. The church of baseball, everybody. Ron Shelton will be here to talk about this book and all of his tremendous movies that we have fallen in love with. One of the best storytellers I know here in Los Angeles that I've gotten a chance to meet in the last 20 years will be here in studio. I remember three. And there's a lot of baseball on the brain. I mean, it is June, what's today's date? I actually put it to the American legion standards. That's my wife asking what day it is. There it is. Yankees one again last night. As Jose reveal. The catcher from nowhere figuratively nowhere. He keeps hitting home runs. Well, he came up with the first run batted in for the Yankees last night, which is all they wound up needing because trevino called a good game behind the plate. No runs. For the athletics, which is a huge thing you're playing a double AT. Well, I mean, they don't have anybody who's hitting over two 50 on their team right now. I understand why. But trevino not only he threw out, he picked off a runner at first, he threw out a steeler at second, and he was hitting 5th last night. He's now hitting 5th in the order, and that's a, it's a great number for the Yankees because their win total currently starts with a 5. And ends with a 5. They have a double mid limit right now. They can't throw 75 games. They have won 55 of their first 75, a judge struck out three times last night and they still won that game. So Chris, what is it? It's June 29. Okay. So baseball's on the brain. June 29th, the all star break is here in Los Angeles. That'll be fun. The All-Star Game is here in Los Angeles coming up next month and the crazy thing is it appears a Los Angeles Dodger, here in Los Angeles, probably looking forward to that break so we can go back to Atlanta. I have been around this planet in this sports world for quite some time, folks. Thankfully, thank the lord. I'm very fortunate. Very, very fortunate. To have been talking sports ever since 1994 when reading California, KRC R television, we're on and reading every single day on.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

01:37 min | 8 months ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Who would do a thing like this last guy on the ball home. Run just under the strain. No it's amazing. Bucky dent going into that bat was hitting two forty one for the season he had hit. Four home runs there. Were very few people regulars in baseball. Who were less likely not only to hit a home run but much less to get an extra base hit which is what the yankees needed. So did you realize jeremy that you were sitting in the seats of one. Russell bucky dent. When did that set in that. You were actually in your your family would have been ostensibly. I'd like to think that it registered fairly quickly but again and say it was the smartest nine year old. I know that within hours it became part of family lore something that you know. We talked about and have talked about over the years. I saved the ticket stub for a long time. I had it in a scrapbook. It was just as little. It was like an inch and a half an inch and a half and i had a glued into this book with all the other memorabilia and my mother. She threw it away. I forgave her. Mostly but the question. I have for you at the end here. Jeremy is because bucky dent has become. We're at the end already. I'm just buggy dead bad. He's he's a curse word now. he's a name that cannot be spoken without an expletive attached. And i wonder if you feel like by virtue of your position and all of this. Do you feel like you deserve to share in some amount of that infamy. Oh i hope so. Yeah i mean. I i i been trying for forty three years to attach myself whenever possible to this moments so i hope it's had some impact that my efforts have not been for naught. You know it. It's a great story right. Pablo and and i was. I was the luckiest kid. In the world. I've been to reggie jackson homerun eleven months earlier. I was at the dent game on october. Second seventy eight eight years later. I would be at the buckner game at shea stadium. And then seventeen years after that i would be at the bartman game at wrigley so four. Maybe maybe four of the five or six kind of most famous games baseball last half century. I was at all four of them. Three different cities four different ballparks. All of them a fan. Not any of them. What you're saying. Jeremy is that wherever. Jeremy schaap goes. Lots of people are about to be infuriated. That's exactly a you nailed. It nailed it. Jeremy bleeping chef. Thanks for taking us back in time. Thanks.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

02:48 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

07:58 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"The blue jays about the cardinals who are apparently nip. I have questions about basically everything so today. Jeff passan tells us what's really happening here and who should be sleeping with one eye open. Pablo toray tuesday december. Twenty eighth this is espn daily jeff. I summoned you here. Full disclosure. Because i was going to you know metaphorically put a finger in your eye. Because the last time we talked about this playoff field you pronounced. We've pronounced admittedly the new york yankees to be dead. The yankees are the fourth best team in their division. The red sox are better the razor better and i think the blue jays are actually better to the blue jays back in july. They were forty six and forty three. They were eight games out of the wild card. And since then they have been forty two twenty five there atop the al wildcard standings and as a representative of the evil empire here and at the risk of reverse reverse jinxing. All of this. I did want to start here by thanking you at the top. It's my pleasure. And i i learned a lesson. Pablo from that podcast. One never listened to you because this was one of those scenarios where i kind of got caught up in your self loathing. Y- you have to know in baseball. That eighty nine games is barely half a season and that a team that had the talent that the new york yankees do eventually could figure it out and get some of the same things that we said at that. Time about their inconsistency about some of their fundamental foibles the worst base running team that we have seen. Yeah i believe what we call them. Yeah i mean some of those things haven't gone away. Because if i talk to you a week ago you would have been back in. I was i was. I mean this is where i maybe begin. Debate you into being my therapist again. Because i've i. I'm kind of shook still like i wanted to come out here. And puff my chest out because especially after this weekend and right tonight for the first time since two thousand fifteen the yankees have swept a three game series at fenway. They assumed the outright lead the american league wild card race. Boston is now in the second wildcard spot. they're trailing the yankees by a game. I should be feeling really good about what i just saw. But i also know that all of this is dangling by something of a thread but what did you see this weekend. At fenway park. I saw one team absolutely dominate the other. What the new york yankees did this weekend. And what they're doing with. Aaron judge in giancarlo stanton both playing at the seeming peaks of their power is what they envisioned when they put this team together. Which is that we are going to bludgeon you. We're going to have a six foot. Eight leviathan in right field. Who's gonna hit the ball extraordinarily hard giants. We're going to have a six foot. Six guy d. h. Most of the time in giancarlo stanton who hits the ball harder than anybody the pitch this thin swallow until two when the yankees are playing like that pablo when they're hitting and when they're hitting and when they're hitting they feel like a team that can win championship there also a team that's prone to absolutely disappear. That could lose. The wildcard game infla- mountain spectacular fashion. Like it looked like they were doing on sunday night when they drop not one but two pop-ups in the same inning. That allowed the red sox to get ahead in. That was one of those moments where they're tied in the standings. The this incredibly tight wildcard race and you just sit there. And you're like no gala on to move forward or the except taking the lead and and what ended up happening after that was the yankees got a couple of breaks themselves. Judge went out and edible really hard and then stanton followed and hit a ball even harder and new york. New york would have played if they weren't in boston. Surrounded by the tiers of red sox. Fan i want to be very confident. In the fact that my new york yankees have about fourteen combined feet of just hall bunion man and ride feel that the age but i'm looking ahead and there's not a lot of time to celebrate here. I mean i'm talking to you because what we're about to get here is absurd because the toronto blue jays sit a game behind boston for that second spot the seattle mariners who admittedly i. I left for dead there right there sitting right behind the red sox so as all of this is about to get going year. Describe what we are about to watch right now. In the american league there are five teams ostensibly competing for two wildcards spots. You've got the yankees of eighty nine sixty seven and the red sox game back at eighty eight sixty eight and the blue jays game back them. Eighty seven sixty nine and the mariners as trailing them and facing each other to begin the week in what looks like it's going to be an eliminator series so there is the potential for mass chaos. Which is what as a member of team entropy. I am always rooting for the red. Sox win four of their six games against baltimore and washington if toronto finishes at season sweeping the orioles after winning two of three against the yankees and if the yankees do go one and two against the blue jays and then finished their season taking two of three from the raise if feels like you are in fact describing the heat death of the universe but continue. That's three way tie for two wild card spots. How do you resolve a three way for a wildcard spot. What you would do is look at head to head records among the three teams the boston red sox beat the aggies head to head this year and they beat the blue jays head to head this year so they would get the first pick in the wildcard draft the blue jay. I love draft. I love a wildcard draw. We do it would be the most interesting drafts. Baseball has ever seen jeff because every pick not only conveys condescension but it also creates just an endless river of bad blood. Indeed it does so you have the blue jays having the season advantage against the yankees and they would get the second pick. Now you have in.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Right. We talked to Jeff Passan yesterday. Uh, as the socks name was winding down. We were supposed to have a man yesterday around five. But the Sox game went long, so we wanted to get the good stuff from passing. He's brought to you. By Rizza. Cadillac Buick GMC. In Tinley Park, and I asked him the question. What surprised him Most was a Josh Donaldson going after Lucas Giolito. Or was it the Cubs blowing a seven? Nothing lead in Milwaukee, probably the Cubs blowing a seven. Nothing lead because Jeff Donaldson talks Like that's Josh Abbott. That's who he is, and I I honestly like I understand why Lucas Giolito took offense, but I don't mind it like I like a little bit of rivalry. I like the fact that the Twins still have some fight in him while they're bad because the Cubs did not have fight in them. They got taken to the wood shed by the Brewers. And I said at the beginning the season the birds of the best team in the division and I think they proved that this week. You know, the cracks in the in the Cubs have Have begun to form and we've seen it over this past week. We thought over the month of June, obviously, with their offense putrid and to have a seven nothing leave. With the bullpen that you've got and go and blow. That is a bad sign. Yeah, we knew we knew the schedule is going to get tougher for them. And at times during June. They sort of righted the ship in the last week to go from First place to six back. How much do you believe it? Changes plans yet again? I still don't think that at this point they're going to sell, but it's this point. I mean, if they continue to flounder like this, you've got to at least consider it and You know, Deep down. I remember coming back on the show, and they were winning and saying that the Cubs are looking at there's no way that they're going to sell. I still don't think that they're going to. I still think that This is a team that is frustrating as it's been over the last week is going to figure things out. You don't hit one in what was it 1 86. Yes, Something like that. Yeah. You don't hit 1 86 for a month and continue to hit 1 86 the next month. That's just not going to happen that they're too good. And I know that's weird to say right now with them hitting 1 86 for an entire month, but they're too good to do that for another month, And when the offence picks up, I think the pitching is still going to be there. You know you're not going to have Two para Chafin and Kimbrel doing what they have done all season. You've already seen it with the para and he's on the injured list now, but I think there are enough guys there to help break the ship and To at least make it competitive. We also have to acknowledge the bruise aren't going to play. This will going forward there on a good run right now, and I think they are a good baseball team, but You know they're not world beaters. They're not a 95 went team. I think that by the time trade season really gets going Which is going to be after the All Star break, Um, that things are going to be a little closer than they are now. I agree to a point that they're not going to hit the way they hit in June. But Jeff, like when I look at that pitching staff and I see on Dave's Kyle Hendricks doesn't pitch. They usually have the worst starter on the mound and and like to me, that's just not even close to a playoffs Rotation. We've seen good playoff rotations in this town. And that's where I say this is a team that probably should be selling. Should it be selling, though, if It has a chance to be competitive like that's the question, right? The question isn't are. Are the Cubs a playoff team or not? It's Can they be competitive and stay with Milwaukee and hope that run can push them to the cost of contention. And I still believe that it can. I think they can be there and you never know what's going to happen. Injury wise with the Brewers. They're more talented team than the cops. That's clear at this one. But The most healthy think there's always And I think there's something to be said for trying to compete Now. There's also something to be said for replenishing your farm system, but If we look at this, Sylvie Hunting. When you're six games back, it's just not the right thing to do. It's just not. It's anti competitive. And I think one thing that I've learned. You know, for a while. I was Fully on board with the idea that teams should try to maximize their future as much as they do their present, and that's still is the case. But if you have a team that's over 500, that's within striking distance. I think it sends an awfully bad message to fans. If you say you know what We're just going to get rid of guys. Now we're going through. We're going to wave the white flag. And I Yeah, that that phrase popped into my head without even thinking of the White Sox honestly, but The fact that we had this happened in Chicago before, and we're still talking about a quarter century later to me, says you give you guys a chance, especially with as well as they had been playing before this run. Believe there's different levels of competing, though, and if you're six back and you're not passing the eye test, and you're sending up guys like lobaton in key situations. And Rafael Ortega. Maybe you should sell like if they were playing as well as they were before I'd be with you. Hey, This is a good team, but right now, and I know it's a slump, and I know how baseball can be. They just don't pass that I test her. That smell task to me..

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Here. So please bear with me before. June third major league baseball players batting two thirty six since june. Third to forty four the average spin on a four seam fastball. Major league baseball was two thousand three hundred eighteen the average spin since the enforcement date. Twenty two twenty nine. We're talking almost a one hundred. Rpm drop in average forcing fastball. Across baseball that is a staggering things against twenty six hundred plus rpm fastballs guys hit like what eighty and against twenty two hundred rpm fastballs guys at like two seventy and when you have those numbers right there as stark as it is it goes to show that doing this has changed the way that baseball is being played already a week and a half into this thing and we're going to see trade deadline where some players are going to be valued higher because maybe they weren't sticky stuff us and we're gonna see an off season where free agent values are going to be changed demonstrably because of this and all of this is to say we can look at max scherzer getting angry and sergio romo pulling his pants down and say ha ha. This is funny sticky stuff. Let's make jokes about that. The effect this is having in every area of baseball is profound and is in every sense of the word. Sarah game changing and i think there's a little bit of balance coming back into the game because hitters finally started you know raging back against what pitchers were saying to them and there's a psychological element to this whole thing. If you find something that makes you better. You will make excuses up to rationalize it in your mind. Why what you're doing is okay and part of me thinks that's exactly what happened in this situation. That pitchers gotten inch took a mile and told themselves that that gap from that inch to that mile was not just understandable but was their duty. And so why. Not if you're a player if you see a tangible difference in the quality of what you're doing almost seems foolish not to try jeff. This all sounds so much like what players might be telling themselves when they start using. Pd's when they start stealing signs things that we know to be illegal but are allowed enough that you just keep pushing and baseball deciding to turn away instead of punishing has gotten us here so as chaotic and messy as this feels midseason from the perspective of major league baseball knowing the results that the stats are telling us. Is this so far. So good rob manfred came out during the first week and said the enforcement is going well so far and got laughed at a little bit and i can understand why it was after shir zor head had his hair sniffed the optics of it all were kind of laughable but if you look at the effect that this is having on offense which is up and ask yourself is major league baseball better without sticky stuff.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

07:51 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Baseball is somehow a sport that both strictly follows unwritten rules and scoffs at the prospect of following actual rules and that habit of turning a blind eye to noncompliance from pd's to sign stealing and now foreign substances has gotten us here. Chaos anger a surprising number of pants. Dropping incidents and jeff. Passan is here to help. Sort it all out. hi jeff. thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. sarah somehow. Little bits of goop are wreaking havoc on america's pastime. In for those who are just learning about sticky stuff or goo gate or whatever. We're going to name this scandal. If you had to summit up in a sentence or two what exactly is happening in baseball baseball right now is going through a bit of an existential crisis. It goes awfully deep here because it mixes together the tried and true tradition of cheating in the game and it also is something. That's very low fi where you're trying to get some sticky stuff on your fingers to throw better pitches. All of this has wound up in a situation where major league baseball is trying to implement something on the fly. That would be difficult to do with months of planning. And it's having a pretty profound impact on the field. Which was the intended consequence. But it's also bringing up questions about just how difficult it's going to be to implement it fairly across sport so this crackdown is a spot of pitchers coming off the field mid game to make sure they're not using anything illicit on the ball and it took less than one full week for a game ejection over this as seattle mariners pitcher hector santiago was thrown out on sunday. What happened there. Hector santiago is a journeyman left-handed pitcher guy who started with the chicago white sox and bounced around in his career and has had a bit of a resurgence with the seattle mariners. This year and he was in his third inning of work and had walked guy and was being taken out of the game by his manager. Scott service three two one four. They're loaded for tim. I gotta believe that that is gonna be it new wave by hector when you go out of the game in major league baseball right now. You're going to get checked by an umpire for foreign substances. A lot of pitchers giving their equipment on pires than walking by immediately that has not happened with hector santiago when hector santiago was checked by umpire. They thought that they found sticky stuff on his glove. They confiscated the glove and put it in what looked like a garbage bag. And they booted hector santiago from the game first culprit of the new system of checking pitchers hector santiago's thrown out of the ball game. It was quite a to do to see this happening in real time. And see it after the game when santiago said i wasn't using any foreign substances i'm offices check me every ending I kind of joked around with a move in. Like if i was gonna run away because i know i wasn't using besides rosalyn what's what's given to us. It has a chance to be an even more fascinating story than it is right now because when you're trying to implement the rule that you have turned a blind eye to for six years and the first time a guy gets kicked out of the game. He pleads innocence major league baseball in order to have this. Have some teeth needs this to be successful. And if actor. Santiago has a case against a suspension. Potentially success is not the word. I would use their to be clear because you mentioned that. It hasn't been enforced for six years. It's really not truly been enforced for the entirety of baseball history. This is not a new rule. The idea of of not being allowed to use foreign substances. It's just that they're finally going to actually care about the rule. We have to understand when it comes to sticky substances in baseball. They're not all the same. You know dating back to the nineteen hundreds like early. Nineteen hundreds pitchers put everything on baseball's and it wasn't until nineteen twenty that the spitball was outlawed in baseball. And yet since then they have done everything you can imagine to try and cut up a baseball put goo on it to make it move differently. What we didn't understand until recently was how it worked and we knew that the ball move differently but we didn't quite know why and that's where technology comes in. When track man started tracking all of the pitches that were being thrown this company. That could tell you not. Just how fast pitch was going but the revolutions per minute and the spin accents. We began to understand better what spin does for baseball. The more ball spins typically the more effective is and that is especially the case on forcing fastballs and breaking balls. I would rather sarah thrown ninety. Three mile per hour fastball. With twenty six hundred. Rpm of spin the ninety eight mile per hour fastball. With twenty two hundred. That's how important and effective spin can be and what players began to understand. Is there only certain elements that can help you gain spin and the element that is easiest to use is sticky stuff when major league. Baseball didn't enforce its own foreign substance rule that has been there ad infinitum all the sudden. You had pitchers being more effective than ever in a game of baseball where hits were few and far between and we'll get to that and why baseball suddenly realized. Oh no we've brought this on herself. And we have to course correct but i want to go back to santiago. Because he's the first we're seeing of this and we don't know what happens next. Do you know what happens to the glove. And to santiago from here the santiago case sarah is awfully interesting because of all of the disparate elements to it that maybe major league baseball anticipated. But maybe didn't if you watch hector santiago on the day that umpires accused him of using a foreign substance. He is regularly licking his fingers. Now maybe hector santiago likes the taste of foreign substance. I kind of doubt that though. And if you're using something typically you're not going to be going in licking off your fingers typically also if you're using a foreign substance you're not going to be taking your arm in rosin necessarily and that's exactly what hector santiago did before he was taken out of the game after he issued a walk. If you watch the game he arbitrarily threw the ball out of play a couple of times and ask for a new ball. You have stuff on your fingers generally speaking. That's not the kind of thing that you do. Some of the questions that came out of this were what happened. After his.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Baseball is somehow a sport that both strictly follows unwritten rules and scoffs at the prospect of following actual rules and that habit of turning a blind eye to noncompliance from pd's to sign stealing and now foreign substances has gotten us here. Chaos anger a surprising number of pants. Dropping incidents and jeff. Passan is here to help. Sort it all out. hi jeff. thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. sarah somehow. Little bits of goop are wreaking havoc on america's pastime. In for those who are just learning about sticky stuff or goo gate or whatever. We're going to name this scandal. If you had to summit up in a sentence or two what exactly is happening in baseball baseball right now is going through a bit of an existential crisis. It goes awfully deep here because it mixes together the tried and true tradition of cheating in the game and it also is something. That's very low fi where you're trying to get some sticky stuff on your fingers to throw better pitches. All of this has wound up in a situation where major league baseball is trying to implement something on the fly. That would be difficult to do with months of planning. And it's having a pretty profound impact on the field. Which was the intended consequence. But it's also bringing up questions about just how difficult it's going to be to implement it fairly across sport

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Jeff Passan on MLB's Sticky Stuff War

ESPN Daily

01:38 min | 1 year ago

Jeff Passan on MLB's Sticky Stuff War

"Baseball is somehow a sport that both strictly follows unwritten rules and scoffs at the prospect of following actual rules and that habit of turning a blind eye to noncompliance from pd's to sign stealing and now foreign substances has gotten us here. Chaos anger a surprising number of pants. Dropping incidents and jeff. Passan is here to help. Sort it all out. hi jeff. thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. sarah somehow. Little bits of goop are wreaking havoc on america's pastime. In for those who are just learning about sticky stuff or goo gate or whatever. We're going to name this scandal. If you had to summit up in a sentence or two what exactly is happening in baseball baseball right now is going through a bit of an existential crisis. It goes awfully deep here because it mixes together the tried and true tradition of cheating in the game and it also is something. That's very low fi where you're trying to get some sticky stuff on your fingers to throw better pitches. All of this has wound up in a situation where major league baseball is trying to implement something on the fly. That would be difficult to do with months of planning. And it's having a pretty profound impact on the field. Which was the intended consequence. But it's also bringing up questions about just how difficult it's going to be to implement it fairly across sport

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"jeff passan" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

"Enjoy it. Is ian rapoport joins us to talk about things that are happening off the field whether it's Uzis in lambo or guns being shot at players in the nfl which by the way might go hand in hand whenever we decide to talk about that later. Also just read an article. That ian rapoport was once threatened to be killed by aaron hernandez live in front of a crowd. So it'd be cool to talk about. I didn't know that that just popped up with ian reported about one twentieth eastern daylight time to five guess. Who's joining us. All gas up. The jeff passan is coming to town because baseball has started something Brand new their pitchers the greatest one in the game right now. I guess degrom is what everybody says this guy. He's pitched seventy two innings or something like that in his only giving up. Four earned runs batted in more than that. So he's unbelievable. I'd be a big talker. I assume if it wasn't for you know the guy leading bigs in in home runs that he's also a pitcher that's shohei but anyways he was the first one to check last night or yesterday and then a couple of other people were. It was a full pat down situation talking now. Lazy ass fat guy at a soccer game video where he's wearing the yellow. Get yet on your good. no no. We're talking hat off the guy. Fasten that belt a little bit. Let's do i and touch your neck to. Let's see what you got back your house your hair. You gotta spider attacking your god damn hair. It's a fool thing it's a laughing stock. I think by both the empire and the pitcher and everybody that is watching the video because this is the greatest pitcher and again right now right. Yeah maybe ever. I'm being told that. And i'm watching the video from outside baseball in rate after hearing all these people are cheating right right after. You're the first person i see on the internet. Let's let's act like don't stay dialed in with what's going on in baseball and every single day the first thing i see this guy getting a full strip searched before even gets off diamond. I mean he's still on the dining could do thing they could come into the dugout right. Follow him in there and do it in their. This thing is in front of the entire stadium. This thing is he is honest stage. Could you imagine if what graham they took off his hat and they're like well the fuck. Is this seventy two innings four and runs out get that neck and then a magician porn a quarter out of his. Aw you thought you could find it. Then go into the end of the belt. What if they did that to the entire game would have been. I mean he would have been run off the tracks because this is their best guy in a rule that has been around for a long and by the way he did not and they say he does not and he doesn't have to. Everybody is actually trying to catch up to him by using all this shit but this should has been used since the beginning of time. Now they're doing this whole stop and frisk. Lead situation to baseball pitchers i mean. It is a hilarious scene over there and once again the things that happened outside of baseball much better than a sport themselves schmidt massive baseball fan. How do you feel about this. And what are you gonna ask jet about. We were talking earlier before the show started. I wanna know like it. Is this every single game like we were saying you said. Hey now that he. They checked him. He was good. I mean you like his stuff is incredible. It just is. He's very very fucking good like so. Is he good to go now. Does he have to do this again. Or is this going to be every single store a random check. Yeah exactly so. I mean you want you wanna talk about. The games are too long to slow as it is like shit like this if they're doing multiple times a game a couple different innings. I think this winning over anybody. So what are we say we landed upon. We like to think of this as a nice brainstorming show. You know you kinda hear the brain unload into you. Know the might. What did we we say this was. It was an unwritten rule. That was abused. k which is when unwritten rules get exposed then leads to restriction which is normally an overreaction right and then it kind of writes itself for instance it happened with the footballs kicking. Footballs in the nfl. It was an unwritten. Roll balls get beat up then all of a sudden one of those balls abusive those balls. It became too fat. It accidentally got in the hands of brett farve. Far thurs an interception. They change the entire role brand new ball every single time. You kick it then changes that whole thing. This is an overreaction to right the ship of what decades of wrongs is what they're saying for the unwritten rule that everybody seemed to be on board with until they took it a step too far they got too good. They abused it. Even the good pitcher started doing it because they saw everybody else doing it because they saw five hundred. Six hundred million dollar deals being signed by people so you could see how maybe happened with steroids. People abused mark. Maguire kuneva move. Is god damn arms. They had the best ratings of all time. But then that is automatically going to be abused. Everybody started doing it. It became a big story. Then they had to. Overreact corrected this. How long does this last we think makes. There's no way this makes it to the end of the season right. This is just a couple of weeks. I assume and then they're going to be like okay. We all agree to go back down to just the sunscreen and rausing or something like that. Let's get rid of the spider tax the shit that you actually can lift trucks with you think. That's what's going to happen or is this going to be for another year. Do you think is going to be a full time thing. I really don't know. Because i mean especially the way. They're doing it like you said they're not going in the dugout or anything so i if they catch someone they want it to be like a public this cheating but i think the the biggest issue to that a lot of these like star pitcher the guys who are making these rules and never played baseball like they don't they don't throw as hard as we have no idea what this stuff does..

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"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Find your prime with 'em drive couple of phone calls in here brian. Minnesota leads us off. I brian what's on your mind today. Good morning dan. I hold in a little okay. Sorry i called in a in anger. And i'm sorry i've had a moment to calm down just a minute I gotta say man. I've i've had an issue of by the way. Good morning guys I had an issue with your tom. Brady stands for years now. Okay and every time. I hear it i get worked up all right fire away thereby what's on your mind okay. The rule is there for a reason. Everyone plays with the same equipment. The field is the same size. Everyone is on the same page. Those are the rules. They know the rules. I'm not a tom brady hater. I actually like him more than i would be against them. But i do have to say that he knew the rules. He skirted the rule again. It advantage that has to be called cheating. You've been dismissing it for a lot of years. I just wanna say if you're okay with that then you should be okay with my kicker getting to kick through goals that are six inches better and eight inches order. Then you're kicker. Brian you had me until you went there. Okay sorry you got worked up. They're letting somebody having advantage outside of the rules. That other people aren't taking what he got punished. Brian did he did. But you're defending. You're saying he shouldn't have done plenty. No i'm saying stupid rule brian now. I don't think it's a stupid rule. I think i think the rule is there because everyone gets the same field to plan including the equipment. Do you think the footballs are all the same. No but i think there's a range. I think the goal posts are all the same within a micrometer and so at the same. It's not the same you can adjust the goalpost. I can adjust football mean. Come on you wanna do the football. It's a rule. He broke a role. He lied about breaking a rule. In my opinion he got punished. It got severely punished by this right. We can all agree. It's a stupid rule. Your quarterback likes football. Certain way i you can look at the football that peyton manning uses and it looks different than the one that aaron rodgers uses. An aaron rodgers liked to football that was over inflated that it was rock hard. Is that cheating. No when you deflate it. We feel like low. Wait a minute here okay. And we're arguing about two things or discussing two different things did did he break the rule. Yes did he get punished. Yes do i think the rule is stupid. Yes that's it. I'm not sympathetic. Tom brady he was going to sue the show for tampa bay. For god's sakes.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"I think the reason that it's coming to a head. Now is the fact that the sport is hitting two thirty seven and hitters are like okay enough like for years. Pitchers have told us that they need some tacked on the ball in order not to let it fly in order to keep things safe in and i do believe that there's some there's some validity to that because what teams are asking pitchers to do. Now what pitchers feel like they have to do. Is go max effort and when you go max effort in your throwing stuff with the arms that guys have now at ninety seven to one hundred or you're trying to rip off a slider jacob degrom who by the way don't think uses anything but jacob degrom thursday slider ninety-three slider is ninety three miles per hour. It's silly stuff that we're seeing across the game. But it transitioned from. We need a little bit of grip to. Oh my god. This grip works really well. I think i'm gonna go and try and use some industrial it. He said that strong mentor using to lift atlas stones. Like that's where we are right now where they've gone in just taking something that made sense and just taking it too far as a former pitcher told me last night. He said they're throwing fricking frisbees. It's like wiffle ball and he said we're we're not supposed to be able to do that with the baseball normally. Naturally here's the thing. I don't wanna just blame this. Dan on foreign substances. I think you're still going to see it. And here's here's the path. I think it's going to take. I think a lot of guys have been scared. Straight already in are going to stop. I think there are going to be a few who continue using just the way there. Some who continue using steroids even when they're penalties in place these days. You're still to see nasty pitches though because it's not just the tacky stuff that's doing the technology more than the sticky stuff i think has led to this point and by the technology. I mean guys into labs like literal pitch creation. Labs right now where they look slow motion video of what they're doing where they're releasing the ball. What the spin is coming off. They i mean. They put pressure on different fingers. Try to figure out okay. How do i create this optimal pitch that moves to get strikeouts. That's where most of it is happening right now. The the sticky stuff just exacerbates it. It's always great to talk to you. See there's a benefit from this because it gave us an opportunity to talk to you again. Jeff so. I think it's a win win for all of us here. Thank you baseball for cheating. That's jeff passan the Baseball insider for the mothership. All right. let's settle on our poll question here. I always like we put up is using a foreign substance to improve your grip illegal and cheating or illegal and not cheating okay. You have hitters. Who say i'm okay with you using something. So that ball doesn't get away from you. Tom brady deflating a football.

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"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Inspecting u the inning by inning. Okay i i wanna get back to your first question. I say ten years. That's a little bit of a flip answer because this is something that's really accelerated over the last probably three years or so. When guys graduated from sunscreen and rosin to some of these You know other substances and there have been pitchers out there. Dan for a while now have had their own like homebrew i. I have heard of one. Who takes the like a firm grip. Stick and sit down and mixes it with coca-cola and and like cooks it inside of a coke. It's like. I mean it's like baseball heroin and they go out and use this in get extreme spin and i think you know when major league baseball did not crack down and essentially turned a blind eye to guys who are using increasingly state substances others all of a sudden. They're like well if they're doing it. They're getting advantages. That i don't have an. I don't wanna get passed by lose out on money. I don't want my team to be disadvantaged because abyss. So i'm just gonna join in the party as long as the league isn't saying anything about it and that's the i don't think this is the same steroids I think the parallels though are that players felt like they were going to be missing out on opportunities or they were gonna fall behind if they didn't do it in the league because it didn't say anything emboldened players to do that at how this is going to turn out. It's gonna be a disaster. I mean umpires who already have a contentious relationship with players are literally going to be saying them like ten times a game and they're going to be some players who get angry implication that they might be cheating they're going to be some players who when they get caught with which is bound to happen are denying it You know if players actually are. Dan scared straight by the possibility of being caught. Then if if i'm pires aren't catching anyone it's gonna look like. They're not doing their job. Like they're just all kinds of minefields but major league baseball believes this is important enough now to make it a priority. Here's my problem with this. Though jeff that we want to have more offense we got too much offense and now we want to have a little more of an equal footing. Oh wait they're good on this side now we got a healthy hitters so next year. We're going to help the hitters this year. We've helped the pitcher like they're back and forth gotta make up their mind. What kind of game do you want and then enforced the rules because somebody using an illegal substance. it's called an illegal substance is that cheating like what it's varying degrees of cheating and then mike..

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"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:49 min | 1 year ago

"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily

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Is Juan Soto the Most Glorious Thing in Baseball Right Now?

ESPN Daily

01:31 min | 1 year ago

Is Juan Soto the Most Glorious Thing in Baseball Right Now?

"Jeff passan what do they want soto at bat look like oh my goodness awan. Soto at bat is the most glorious thing in baseball right now. The swing a fly ball to left centerfield. This is way back. This what is going to run homer for. Lunch is someone who is at twenty two years old seemingly at the peak of his powers. It is somebody who loves competition to the point where he will do everything possible to gain an advantage. Call the soda shop. He doesn't to let the guys know that that batter's box could sonos. He will be standing there in the batter's box. And he will stare and he will lick his lips and he will shake his hip and he will shuffle his legs and he will do everything he possibly can to burrow himself into the psyche of that pitcher on the mound and make him think in the second that that pitcher things on facing wants oto he has lost. Do you enjoy making pictures mad. Sometimes when they see me better than i might. Yes i always would myself well player

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Padres, Tatis agree on 14 years, $340M

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Padres, Tatis agree on 14 years, $340M

"The padres straight gay fernando tatis ton fourteen years three forty according to our jeff passan key indicator here is kia said before when you give machado money you give harper money. You pull those guys all switch teams. They know something about fernando tatis. He's only twenty two years old. Yeah he's young and he's shown and these establish yourself he's becoming a huge fan favorite in major league baseball something that the boring sport certainly. You're right when he's at the dish or in the field he's kind of like a must watch guy and they definitely need that as the pod tried to creep closer to keys dodge relies. How big us for shortstop. He's my size playing short. He's got good genes dad quite the player as well. His son i think is going to be a little bit better safe to say that

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Alive: The Drew Robinson Story

ESPN Daily

05:17 min | 1 year ago

Alive: The Drew Robinson Story

"Jeff where does the story of drew robinson began. The story. Drew robinson begins on magic moment lane in las vegas jeff passan is in mlb insider for espn and his work on the story of drew robinson is up now on espn plus it was just all those those little tiny amazing details down to the name of the street that he grew up on that drew me to him. As a person has a character and his story and he was precocious. What's the first thing people think about you guffaw. I did my best to try to lighten the situation with people. I tried to make people laugh. And i thought that i was good at that. He was the kid youngest of three children who would go next door and sneak through his neighbors doggy door and steal their treats so he could bring him back to this menagerie of animals that he had in his house. There were dogs that were cats. They had a pet in a cage and drew is the kid who would tape his feet to a bicycle and go on a trampoline in his backyard and just bounce around without any care his sister brittany used to hate having him around because drew would take off all of his clothes. Run outside and start riding a bike and her friends would say your brothers naked again. He was also an incredible baseball player and from a very young age even though he wasn't big even though he wasn't strong he had the actions. That coaches look at. And say this kid ever fills out. He is going to be something else but when drew was at that age where he needed to tell his feelings to someone where where he needed to explain that he had this. Lingering doubt in his mind that would never go away regardless of the situation. Whether it was with baseball whether it was with school with friends with family there is always something air pushing him toward this negativity that he just could not escape from can think back to. When i was twelve years old playing little league. I was a kid every single time i struck out i would come in and slam. My bad slammed my helmet kreil time. Because i thought that i had to be perfect in every aspect of my life in terms of the scouting report on drew robinson war his best attributes. He had a lot of power. you know. he's left handed hitter. He ended up hitting that growth spurt. Six foot one hundred ninety pounds. Just a beautiful swing gap the gap power. That was gonna grow into something more if his body filled out and when it did man like he was an actual prospect. I fly all get to right field at that splashdown run for drew. Robinson being a prospect in las vegas in two thousand ten pablo was no small thing. There was a player who had left high school and gone to play junior college ball named bryce harper. Yup and there was a player at bonanza high school. One of the rivals of silverado were drew named kris bryant. So this was a pretty historic high school class and drew wound up making all state. Shortstop and teams were really intrigued. Not just by the power but by his versatility to he played shortstop but they thought he projected his second baseman third baseman. Maybe an outfielder. The possibilities of what drew robinson could be as a baseball player were endless. So scouts were noticing the power versatility and in two thousand ten drew graduates from high school and get drafted. He gets drafted by the texas rangers in the fourth round. And it's a huge moment for him but it doesn't translate in the end jeff too. Big league play what happens. Well he took a while to get to the big leagues. And you know we've seen bull durham and we understand kind of on a surface level. What the minor leagues are like. But for drew it was truly agree. I knew i was beard. Don't get me wrong. But in the moment i was still like. Don't mess this up. I wouldn't allow myself to understand. That mistakes are just mistakes. It doesn't define who. I was

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Mets fire GM over explicit texts sent to female reporter

The Dan Patrick Show

01:17 min | 2 years ago

Mets fire GM over explicit texts sent to female reporter

"Fired their GM Jared Porter. It was not part of some housecleaning that Cohen started when he bought that team. Porter was actually part of the new regime. He was supposed to be a part of the solution, not the problem. No, he was not fired because he had not been active enough in free agency or the trade market. In fact, he was killing it there. No, he got broken off because he was too active on his cell phone. Not too active in a click bait, sort of way or addicted to instagram sort of way, but believe this dude could not put that phone down for any reason. How active how active you ask? Well, let me read the first sentence of report from Meena Times and Jeff Passan. The drop last night. Here is how the peace opens and I quote New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit Unsolicited text and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a picture of an erect naked Penis, according to a copy of the text history obtained by ESPN and quote Damn there. You have it right in your face in my face. That sums it all up right there. Now

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Remember When? 2020

No Challenges Remaining

05:52 min | 2 years ago

Remember When? 2020

"Is interesting for me again keeping the remember when like personal. This is where we spend a lotta time. We're we no longer see it as player in the flesh for the rest of the year. Either of us since where it becomes it's very divergent path right that from here on where like a one hand like. I'm not leaving home. Match like we have like a night of looking like may fifth rewatch korean baseball together and adopt the nc diagnose diagnose in the how camps dyno's jeff passan his pinkerton behind him and stuff like that. So we're on our own and you know doing our own. Things have watching not only connect. Whatever we're doing to keep ourselves sane afloat and tennis players meanwhile are like having these very different ways of coping. Go various out most of them. We don't hear from at all right muslim. Just go off grid. I will say that that's absolutely true. Most of them have just shut off so the ones we hear from early the outliers right but also larger the more prominent in late april or even it was late. March was already in march. Like it's poss- put up this flog of himself alone. His monica apartment. Where in this yellow raincoat is like stream of consciousness thing where he's like losing his mind like he doesn't know how to function he's also like not with his family that's sort of like argument or something in their various flares that we saw earlier in the year with mentioned that. Adp cup saying like his mother like you know the him at a press conference basically so he's on his own journey there and like some the first things we see some of them are really positive like we see like venus williams during this year's one of like sort of a low key like warning actors like bit role but like remember remember when venus williams got greek or damaged optic flasher. Exactly what i was gonna say. What a queen. Venus harass gregoire showing ads dramatically colossus the ground in performance ecstasy and. It's just a lovely moment of venus is like having a really you know again. I felt bad about similar to the fire. Donation topic like rating people on. How they're handling this thing. But like venus is somebody who like really like seemed to be like at peace like really opening up being way more talkative than she had all year like. There's one of the things. I found him looking. This is skipping ahead like lexington. She does like after she beat via. First round gives this unbelievably a few sive. Chatty postmatch interview. It's just been so mike which is like for the last several years in terms of what she's like in not being very revealing a reticent to share too much open up too much has been very different venus so we have that now the other hand we have things emerging like you know. Say this the novak djokovic stuff where i quietly. He's talking about or on a certain serbian channel. He says things that are if not definition of what we consider antitax at least vaccine. Skeptical in vaccine. Chilling say. I don't know exactly what to put in. Then he touching these instagram wives which you know venus is doing flirted with record time of the people in and and and if only judge just flirted with dmitrov harmless he could've done it was right therefore with an option. This is the college novak where instead he by early he was doing his a few instagram's With turbine jafaria wellness grew guy to joke. Which is somewhat credit. I don't know exactly what happened here. They stopped by mid mayton one more. After basically i people started started combat. For what ridiculous nonsense being spewed in them so we just all tennis players like what a tennis player was tennis star celebrity without the thing that makes them why we care which is tennis. Excellent right and we're left with these pictures of people who stop paying their coaches right away was a big theme like all these top top players stop paying their. That was a really big. That was a really bad really was mentioned a few times and it really explain like because you you learned about it and yes no. I know. I was really struck by how within days. What was it like before the week of in usama. How fast set move your mortgage. That players immediately. Cut off the payment to their coaches who they are the sole employers of in there not not almost all like Every coach was estimated was more than ninety percent of coaches. Weren't getting paid at this point. It was it was. That's fine but i'm just saying when you say that oil like ebay. But but you'd only coaches were not getting paid and it just sort of like selfishness of tennis players end. We see tennis players as being very focused in very driven motivated and in this pandemic must have a crisis a lot of times that revealed that turned into self centeredness self-focused self-centeredness turn to selfishness. Turn to lack of care for other people right and to me. I saw this sort of across the board cutting off of the payroll department of their personal tennis. Teams their coaches who are people who invest their whole careers in helping you do well. The second you stop getting you missed one check. They get cut off and a lot of these players. Have making lots of money. Didn't have to bisley anyway. It me the wrong way seeing these these athletes granted. They're not in a fixed salary. They were not getting guaranteed income but for them to immediately cutting people's pay very quickly and even like occasionally federation like tennis. Australia started for furlough employees very fast and that bothered me a lot too because they had a full twenty twenty australian open and they had a folk coffers and they i think by i dunno april or so. They're already furloughing employees. I thought that was crazy. And they're going to be painful full prize money in if they go it in whatever a lot of the mountain workout and just a lot of a lot of. I was getting various enchanted with tennis and tennis players tennis players because there was no tennis but tennis players were not impressed. Me overall with their conduct. Yes you had venus doing

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner pulled mid-game during World Series win after positive Covid-19 test

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

05:22 min | 2 years ago

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner pulled mid-game during World Series win after positive Covid-19 test

"Win three one, win the series and six, but being completely overshadowed one of the grandest franchises in sports winning the World Series Championship after three decade plus drought is being overshadowed by one player having to leave the game doing a positive corona virus tests and that is just turner but that is also so twenty twenty Jeff Passan is with us this morning Jeff have little more details on what went on that allowed Turner to be on the field for the post game celebration. Hasn't been nothing really allowed him to be on the field. He just chose to be field and nobody was going to drag off after he won the world series. He essentially said I'm going out there and nothing's GonNa stop me I want to pose with the trophy I wanna be with my teammates I want to choose celebrate like somebody WHO's won the world series for the first time and nothing was gonNA stop him and the fallout from that we're GONNA see over the next couple of days hopefully there. Are No other positive corona virus tests on the Los Angeles dodgers. But you know that all remains to be seen as does how they're going to get back to Los Angeles. When they're going to go back, there are a lot of questions still jeff. I don't put this on Justin Turner nor do I put this on the dodgers but how big of an indictment is this on the MLB? They're the ones that pulled him from the game in a there's the one that told him he needs to quarantine. When we see these Leagues Have Championship Games. There are people in the League office who were their security from league offices are there where where is the MLB and all this? Well I think the security tried to stop him from going on there but he you know this is a guy who's covert positive. So is security going to put their hands on him or are they GONNA to? Contract the virus themselves probably not, but they they didn't stop it from going out there and they did remove them and I. Think Rob Manfred got some questions answer about how that happened about what protocols were in place and why they weren't followed. Let me ask you this Jeff Obviously La in second biggest market for Major, League baseball outside of New York in the Yankees Major League Baseball don't want the headline story to be about covert the day after the second biggest market had just won the championship. Course not but I think regardless of weather. Justin Turner went onto the field or not it was going to be pretty interesting part of the story I. Think the fact that he did go back out there makes it a much bigger story now because there are questions, why did he go back out there? How did he go back out there? Who allowed him back out there? How did they not stop it? Jeff what are what are you hearing around the league this early morning about his teammates embracing the fact that he was able to join them for big celebration. GonNa go on up checks message here that I got from general manager. It's A super spreader event on live. TV. Welcome to twenty twenty. And I'M GONNA PULL UP A. Dm I got from an active player isn't here. Now it's nice, but essentially it's What the F. is going on. And that's kind of a thought around baseball and yet. You guys were players let let's put you in that same situation you gotten cut. Seven years ago, and this organization gave you a chance you blossom into an all-star to guy who gets MVP vote someone who's made fifty million dollars somebody who's a leader in the clubhouse and is seen as one of the voices and wants to celebrate this thing that he has worked so hard to celebrate. Would you have gone back out there As a teammate I'm okay with it I don't know if it was me dead had tested positive. I. Don't know because it would had to have happened in the moment and I would have probably responded reacted to my teammates, my coaches in people around me if they was embracing situation most likely I would have joined. But if Jay Wheel for instance is tested positive and he's my teammate I'm. Come on man we me. Yeah this is so subjective Jeff because I'm different I would have wanted to celebrate with my teammates. I just would've wore masks I would have done it differently but. turnage Justin Justin Turner did wear a mask out originally, but there were a couple of instances where cameras got him. He was talking to his wife taking pictures with her gave her a kiss mask was off and he was sitting down on the field for the team picture. To his left was the championship trophy to his right was Dave Roberts the dodgers manager who ten years ago was diagnosed with Hodgkin. Lymphoma. So He's a cancer survivor. He's the person who has a pre existing condition and Justin Turner daybreak spoke for mascots at that point now Dave Roberts told Fox later on I think it was something to the effect that I didn't touch him. but you know he was he was in the same vicinity wasn't for fifteen minutes wasn't close contact defined by CDC but the optics on it as Andrew Freedom and the president of baseball operations says not good.

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Justin Turner celebrates Dodgers' World Series-clinching win on field despite mid-game positive COVID-19 test

ESPN Daily

04:54 min | 2 years ago

Justin Turner celebrates Dodgers' World Series-clinching win on field despite mid-game positive COVID-19 test

"Jeff Passan you are somewhere in Arlington Texas right now it is one thirty eight am eastern time. So where exactly are you and I guess what's the last hour of your life been like? I don't know where I am right now Jeff. Passan covers baseball for ESPN and has been unbanned from this podcast after planting the Randy Arosa Raina Song in all of our brains last week. I'm I'm living in I'm living in Corona virus hell right now because I- Pablo I've been covering baseball for seventeen years now I have seen the Boston Red Sox win their first world series eighty, six I've seen the Chicago cubs win their first world series in one, hundred, eight years and I'm not sure that I've seen anything is crazy as what happened after the Los Angeles dodgers won their first world series in thirty two years tonight I mean let's get right into this then because what was the weirdest baseball season ever has ended with the weirdest world series after ever say and there's a great game to dissect here but. It's really hard to bury the lead of Justin, Turner the dodgers star Third Baseman getting pulled some time after his third at bat in that game because he had apparently tested positive for covert, and then a bunch of other stuff happened Jeff and that's where you come in. So what the Hell happened I was scrambling as all of this was going on Pablo because Fox, right after the dodgers won the world series announce on their broadcast that Justin Turner had tested positive for Covid nineteen but we started this show is some breaking news after the completion the game tonight we are informed by Major League baseball that Justin Turner received a positive Cova test. That's why he was removed from the game. We have no other details at this time I get the word that, yes, he had tested positive and the way that the story was told to me was that Major League baseball does one corona virus tests per day four players who were in the bubble and for family members and everybody else. That test from Monday got SENT TO THEIR LAB IN UTAH. The tests were run and they came back late that and Turner's tests was the only one that was inconclusive and as the inconclusive result for Justin, Turner had come back right around that same time the tests from today that had been taken had arrived in Utah. Now, they were getting ready to spin the sample of Justin, Turner from Monday to to retest it and see if there were. Any different results, but they said, forget that test, the one that came in today the results came back in about two hours around the seventh inning at which point a positive had been confirmed and immediately Major League Baseball was informed of this called. The Los Angeles dodgers. It was fed into the dugout and Justin Turner was pulled from the game and told to isolate. Justin Turner. Did Not isolate and that's and that's that's the part Pablo that I think so many people are going to remember from this. The very odd seen on the field where Justin Turner at one point is taking a team picture with the Los Angeles dodgers and he's sitting next to Dave Roberts his manager who also was not wearing a mask can who is a cancer survivor? After he had tested positive for Covid nineteen I, think people out in the world saw that and said what in God's name is going on here. I was one of those people out in the world in my living room like so many others in their living rooms wondering wait a minute. This is a very sophisticated game with many protocols. How did Justin Turner get cleared to be out on the field doing all the things you just mentioned? Justin Turner. Did Not get cleared Justin Turner just wanted to go celebrate with his friends with his teammates with his wife who I saw a picture of him kissing on the field and with all of the people who he won this championship with I had a GM text me as this was going on. And he said, is there a super spreader event going on at the World Series Right now? And it's it's not an unreasonable question to ask now Justin Turner did say in a tweet that he's not feeling any symptoms that he's doing. Alright. So bats great to hear, but it's not like. This is the Los Angeles dodgers team Pablo that hasn't had issues with covid Nineteen

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Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter: COVID-19 Outbreak Happened Because Players ‘Let Their Guard Down’

Get Up!

02:43 min | 2 years ago

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter: COVID-19 Outbreak Happened Because Players ‘Let Their Guard Down’

"The cardinals of the latest team to suffer a corona virus outbreak resulting in their four game series in Detroit being postponed the I. of course, was the Marlins. Here's Derek jeeter their man in charge describing how his players behaved before all this happened. Oil. Down to on this particular trip was. Guys were around each other got relaxed in. Let Their guard down. There were getting together in groups. They weren't wear masks as as they should have been warned social distancing of the entire traveling party is responsible for not following. The Protocols has instructed that that includes staffs, players. Everyone is seen seen the impact. They've seen their teammates, you'd sick. As I bring the Jeff Passan and Jessica does in Jeeter did go on to say, I think this is important that he had seen as we all have people suggesting that when they were in Atlanta, maybe the guys went out to bars and clubs and all of that strongly refuted that notion he was saying, yes, they got lax in some of their protocols, but it wasn't like they were out there doing things that were like super erase. I just thought that was important to get in. That said Jeff, what does the League's response to the Marlins, and now the cardinals outbreaks tell us about what we should expect for the remainder of this season. Greenie tells us that Major. League Baseball is saying damn the torpedoes full speed ahead, we are going to play through outbreaks and we saw that with the marlins and we're seeing that now with the cardinals, seven players on the cardinals have covid nineteen six staff members as well. Those thirteen people have been sent back to Saint Louis Right now is the cardinals trying to figure out what exactly they are going to do. They played only five games, this season Greeny, and yet the fact that they're missing potentially at least another four games possibly another week of games on top of that. MLB says, okay. This is this is reality if we want to put a baseball season on traveling around the country in two thousand twenty and it is a reality that they are embracing in full because at this point, if there's going to be baseball Greenie they really don't have another choice Jessica. What do you think? I think that honestly, this is something that's going. We're going to see it again in another team I hate saying that, but you get one player and that's what jumps out to me. So much is now seen it with two teams in a week or one player has it, and then the next thing you know you blink and overnight five, six, seven players get it, and I think even talking with, Mike, Chill, the cardinals manager everyone realizing how quickly this can spread and that's something i. feel. Feel like we're gonNA see continued throughout the MLB

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MLB commissioner confident league will get through season

SportsCenter All Night

02:31 min | 2 years ago

MLB commissioner confident league will get through season

"What happened with the Marlins in Philadelphia was just a reminder of how fragile this season is. So here we are. Three games in there's a crisis in Major League Baseball is trying to stage a season in the middle of an escalating prices. We both agree. If it expands, you've got to stop in a country that obviously hasn't been able to corral Corona virus. Any little. One thing consent this season spiraling. It doesn't look good. But MLB commissioner Rob Manfred telling our Karl Ravech there is no reason to quit. Now we are playing, he said. The players need to be better. And I am not a quitter. In general. Manford confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped because he also cautions that there's a chance that not every team might play all 60 games as winning percentage could be used. To determine playoff teams. It's time for straight talk brought to you by straight talk Wireless buster, only ESPN MLB Insider on Darien, Mel, There was really discouragement, you know, after what happened the Marlins last weekend Jeff Passan reporting about the frank conversation between Rob Manfred and Tony Clark. That happened yesterday. And then the news this morning that more cardinals tested positive the dominoes keep falling in the wrong direction. I just did, SportsCenter said. You know if Major League Baseball is a boxer, they just keep taking body blows. And it's some point. Yeah, it's just going to become too much. You think Keith Overman just report a little while ago that MLB is reached out to their broadcast partners and basically told him you need to prepare alternate programming for the week ahead, So yeah, very discouraging, and I got to tell you there's there's a lot of frustration at the team level with people feeling like that, while for the most part There are a lot of players trying to make it work front office is trying to make it work that in some cases that behavior just did not change in a way that was going to best protect all the players. They thought it was a Hail Mary All along, you know the thought was is that there could be some positive tests. And if there was that there could be some isolation. But for example, the major league Baseball testing has been every other day. Well, what happens if a player is infected? The day after he gets tested, and then he's around his teammates. The lag in the test results, which Sean do little. The national spoke to right off the bat where there was concerned that you know with the results just don't come back fast enough to do the isolation in the contact tracing that would be necessary to hold it down Those air reasons why, at the outset of this thing, there was a lot of skepticism that they could actually make it

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MLB Postpones Miami Marlins Games Through Sunday Due To COVID-19 Outbreak; Philadelphia Phillies Will Not Play Until Friday

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

MLB Postpones Miami Marlins Games Through Sunday Due To COVID-19 Outbreak; Philadelphia Phillies Will Not Play Until Friday

"Tonight. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball Is facing some serious issues with the virus outbreak that is sick and half of the Miami Marlins team They league has suspended the bottom season through Sunday. The Philadelphia Phillies will be sidelined by the pandemic until Friday. Morpher maybe sees Todd and commissioner Rob Manfred feels confident baseball will be okay despite the fact that half the Marlins team is infected with covert 19. But MLB insider Jeff Passan on SportsCenter says the season just started. You've still got eight weeks of the season left. You've still got trips up and down the East Coast, the West Coast pass and says This is not The Marlins problem to think that this is going to be unique to only one club. Honestly, I think is frankly naive. Yankeesmanager Aaron Boone just wants to stay the course. If you're gonna have success on the baseball field this year is you're gonna have to be able to deal with the curve balls that Khun likely come on a daily and weekly basis. Dr. Anthony Fauci says This could put the

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Reports: Players propose 89-game season, rejection expected

Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

Reports: Players propose 89-game season, rejection expected

"For the Major League Baseball players union counter proposal is due to the league on Wednesday multiple reports indicate the players will not concede to anything less than a hundred percent of their pro rated salaries if there is a stalemate commissioner rob Manfred could unilaterally implement the shortened season in the neighborhood of fifty games more time that the sports fans arguing over these positions that seem to be completely intractable the last time there is we are exactly where we were a month ago there has been no progress made and that's the most frustrating part of this whole thing yes peons Jeff Passan if the baseball players are a little ticked off by the notion of a fifty game season they could file a

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MLB's Next Steps and Minor League Crisis

ESPN Daily

05:06 min | 2 years ago

MLB's Next Steps and Minor League Crisis

"Is this Jeff Passan or is it jet passing? This is Jeff, Passan but Jeff Passan may actually have been right except like a week or so early. Maybe Jeff. Passan isn't. MLB INSIDER FOR ESPN jet passing. Is someone on social media pretending to be jeff who incorrectly tweeted last week that the league in players had reached an agreement. Jet Passan actually deemed me to apologize. That's actually really nice. It was. He's a he or she don't know. Let's not not all trolls don't know who who Jeff Passan's but jet said it was intended for my friends and I didn't realize ten thousand likes later. The as many people were going to see it. So, Jeff talks between the Union and the League of heated up as the clock is ticking down, there's been a lot of back and forth with you, reporting that the owners are preparing a new offer, but let's back up to last week when they before their last offer, which had huge pay cuts for the stars. The players soundly rejected it then on Sunday night. Mlb Pa submitted a counter proposal to the league. What did they ask for? In that deal was really the opposite of what the owners had proposed earlier in the week, MLB had proposed an eighty two game schedule with significant pay cuts that were on a gradient and grew larger for the players who are making more money. This was a total nonstarter for the players who have been sticking with this notion of having pro-rated salaries paid in full, so the players on Sunday came back with not just full pro rated salaries, but over one hundred fourteen games in a season that would run all the way through the end of October so that there would be a postseason in November which we have never seen before. It was. Not Quite as radical as the owners proposal was to the players, because it included things like potential deferrals and a little tiny, give back, and saying hey will have expanded playoffs through two thousand, twenty, one as well, but this was never going to be the type of proposal that the owners would consider. Let alone except. So, what are the owners counteroffer? Well, the owners having countered yet, but what they've done is they've discussed the possibility of going back into this March twenty sixth agreement that they have with the players and utilizing some of the language in there really as a Cudgel, this language essentially gives rob Manfred the commissioner, the right to make the schedule for the two thousand twenty season. Now it's after good faith discussion with the players, but it says that a schedule can be made, and it has to include economic feasibility it has include a health and safety. It has to really include all of. Of these different things that could make it viable in major league baseball's mind, the most viable way to pay players a full prorated salary that they desire is to do so over a schedule of about fifty games. Give or take a few, and that doesn't seem like a lot because it's not, but it's also the thing that is going to leverage these discussions in one of two ways Meena. It's either going to get baseball back on the field in two thousand twenty, or it's going to get baseball on a courtroom arguing over legal ease in over the enforceability of these provisions. So one hand they said all right. We'll go back to the pro rated salaries that you guys have been clamoring for that. You claimed we all agreed to back in March, but on the other hand we might end up playing significantly fewer games correct and the reason for that according to the owners. Is that every game that they play this year? They are going to lose money now. This is a contention with which the MLB Players Association vehemently disagrees, and it has been seeking out documentation to support this idea whether it's television contracts, sponsorship agreements projections internally from clubs on what their revenues would look like as well as what they would. Would have to pay out both to players to employees and two others. They're looking essentially Meena for receipts, and the League has yet to provide that sort of information, because well, that sort of information for a long time has been privileged and I think there are some teams that are afraid that if they give up too much information, it's going to give too much leverage to the players in the future to understand how the finances work exactly, and you know if you're a team. That's looking to make as much money as you can. You don't want the people who can take the most money from you knowing exactly what your hand

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Jeff Passan on MLBPA's Return-To-Play Proposal

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

04:57 min | 2 years ago

Jeff Passan on MLBPA's Return-To-Play Proposal

"The negotiations between Major League Baseball and the Players Association to start the two thousand twenty season, Continue Jeff Passan reported. Reported last night that the player Ford a counterproposal on Sunday, in which they suggested a one hundred and fourteen game season from June thirtieth to October. Thirty first, which Jeff wrote is expected to be immediately dismissed by the League. The union remained steadfast. The players should receive their full prorated salaries. The Union did suggest possible salary defers than acknowledgment by the players that amid the coronavirus, pandemic and unrest. Flow issues could prove problematic for the owners The players proposal also included the idea of an expand class for two years major league. Baseball's proposal suggests one year postseason that goes from ten teams to fourteen a salary advance of one hundred million dollars split among players during the second spring training, additional commitments to players, wearing microphones in the field and other broadcasts enhancement, and there was an offer to hold events such as an off season, all star game or Homerun Derby to generate additional revenue. This was a hopeful Development Sean doolittle, the nationals. Reliever tweeted out that the Washington major leaguers will provide salary relief to minor leaguers. Who saw their salaries cut last week? Covers baseball for ESPN, and Jeff we just went through the details of your report from last night. I think the most important question this morning is what's next? It's a great question buster because I think what's next is going to be the most important element of this entire thing in that is. What's the reaction of owners after the unions first proposal? And I think you did a great job in your Sunday, notes column of pointing out the fragility of this on account of there, being owners who don't WanNa play in two thousand and twenty. If this proposal angers the the League side owners in particular enough where what is a relatively small block of honors, now suddenly starts to gain a little bit of political traction in trying to convince some of the more moderate owners that this is a lost cause, and it's just not worth playing the two thousand twenty season. Then I think they're actually in trouble, but if if the. door being cracked open for furrows which it was done in this proposal leads to something more substantive and productive. I think something can come together on relative quick order because that's that's how it has to like. If they want to play this year, something needs to get this week and it's on owners right now to come back and really facilitate that after the players offer. Deaf I'm glad that they're talking I. Mean it's a good thing that they're talking because there's been so much time that's passed in the last Three and a half years since the CBA of two thousand sixteen, in which they haven't been talking, but my God they are so far apart. It's incredible to me. The what this is shutdown lake March twelfth thirteenth, and yet it still feels like to use the football comparison. It's like we're at the one yard line. There's about fifty eight seconds to go and there ninety nine yards of field ahead of them when you're talking about the financial issues. Either the safety protocol, and then the challenge of pulling everything together which I'm sure you're hearing the same thing from general managers. That I am like this is not something you can just execute overnight. No in regarding that latter part I assume that that they have known for awhile now. What the expectations are going to be and I I know some general managers that I've talked with said they're. They're trying to get their facilities in order, so you know secondary, club houses and a lot of the things that are in the health and safety protocol. They've at least been trying to start, but let's let's look at the logistics of getting everybody around the country right now. between coded and. And and the civil unrest that's going on travels knock going to be particularly easy and getting people from place to place city city. You don't even know where you're. Joe It half the time when it comes to either get into the city or are you going to be your Spring Training Facility? I mean these these are all open questions right now. but yeah I I would say instead of the one yard line. You've got like both sides in their tunnels right now or in their. I mean that that is how far apart they are, and and the biggest question to me has been.

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MLB's Plan to Save the 2020 Season

ESPN Daily

05:50 min | 2 years ago

MLB's Plan to Save the 2020 Season

"Jeff you've been cleaned broadcasts. Can you say hello in Korean yet? I'm young hustle. Meena was good. It was good. Yeah the Right Energy. I felt Jeff. Passan is an MLB insider for ESPN. Yesterday the owners approved a proposal. That Commissioner Rob Manfred plans to present to the players today for a return to play scenario that aims to have baseball back by early July. What is in the plan? How about baseball starting on the fourth of July light? Can we get any more American and look? I think that's part of this whole thing. I think that baseball wants to capture this part of the American sporting landscape that has just been dreaming of sports coming back and typically baseball during its season is competing with the NBA playoffs and with the NHL Playoffs and then training camp starts in the NFL and college. Football are in full swing by the time. The playoffs come around. Baseball has a pretty open landscape here. Which is what I think. Partially driving this as it stands right now. The biggest and most important things are spring training 2.0. Starting in June season of eighty two games starts up in July and the biggest of all is the revenue split between the sides now. Baseball is not a cat sports. The only American team professional sport that does not have a salary cap and so the notion of revenue split has never been part of the financial landscape but what? Mlb is proposing in. This first pass is a fifty fifty revenue split that tries to mitigate the downside for owners who say they are bleeding because of the corona virus pandemic has wrought and because when they return in this proposal it would in major league stadiums in their cities. There will be no fans there so it's pretty obvious why they want to do this financially right and the players as well financially but there's also tremendous risk for the players. Their families pretty much. Everyone who's actually in and around the fields. What have the players said so far the players have been fairly silent? You know you haven't had anyone come out and say no. This is not going to work behind the scenes. However that's exactly what they said. They're saying that this fifty fifty split plan is a complete nonstarter and they're saying this for a couple of reasons. One of them is fundamental. The players have so long fought against the idea of a cap. Remember back in nineteen ninety four when there was a strike. Major League Baseball wanted to institute a salary cap. The players were willing to lose a season and a world series to avoid that but beyond that what buttresses their argument right now they believe is the agreement in March that was signed between the players and Mlb and in the players minds that says explicitly that if a season begins they will be paid a prorated salary based on the number of game so eighty two games. They're going to get about half of their salary. Mlb's contention is that in this agreement. There's something of poison pill which is a phrase bat says all of this is valid unless there are no fans in stadiums now. Mlb is arguing that that little claws at the beginning of the contract applies to players salaries. What the Union is saying? Is that if you wanted that to be. In the salary portion of the agreement you should have put it in their explicitly. And because it's not in their explicitly. It's not valid. What about from a public health perspective? How is this actually going to work? I think is as unanswered question at this point as the finances are and it's because there's really no clear good roadmap to how to do this right we've seen in other countries we've seen in Taiwan and in South Korea baseball comeback but those are also places that haven't had anywhere near is to spread of Corona virus as we have what they can try to do is make it as safe as possible. Teams are going to play Games only inside of their division and against the Inter League team in those division so for example American League East teams will play only American League East and National League East opponents. The hope there is that limiting travel. You can take bus rides from New York to Philadelphia our from Philadelphia Washington but in the central divisions for example that that's just not realistic. Those teams are going to be taking flights practically every time they have to play a game so between that and figuring out how much testing can be done. It's a huge part of this. In another reason Meena why the players are as emboldened as they are because they feel like. They're the ones taking all the risk here. The owners aren't going out from place to place going out in public staying in hotels traveling coming into contact with people who might be infected. They're going to be staying in the comfort of their homes. If they want. If players played do not have that choice. They get stayed home for half the time. They're going to be on the road the other half.

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MLB return-to-play proposal expected within week

First and Last with Lundberg & Golic, Jr.

01:18 min | 2 years ago

MLB return-to-play proposal expected within week

"Major League Baseball expecting to offer a return to play proposal to the baseball Players Association within a week according to our Jeff Passan sources indicating teams have begun to encourage players to prepare for a quote spring training that could begin mid June for a season that could start in early July our Jeff Passan there's a lot right now Kevin Costner optimism and that cautious optimism is leading some teams to tell players that June tenth could be the earliest that spring training two point oh would start and that July first would be the earliest that opening day would be now not all the teams have gone and told their players this at this point and that has to be stressed that emphasize because listen we understand now that there are so many different hoops to jump through you need to get ownership approval he need to go to Washington DC and get the backing of the White House you need to have a medical professional saying this is okay and this is going to be safe enough and then ultimately you have to get sign off from the players there are so many hurdles left to jump over the very least at this point there is some semblance of a plan going

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Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums

Murph and Mac

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums

"Hi buddy gelap them with your half past headlines after a long delay of sports is the corona virus pandemic started baseball is back well the cream baseball league that is D. B. O. began its season yesterday with empty stadiums and will be aired on ESPN everyday Jeff Passan on the differences between the MLBAM KBO the velocity isn't close to where it is in the big leagues you're gonna see guys pitching you know topping out probably mid nineties as you can see mostly high eighties low nineties a lot a lot of junk ballers and a lot of offspeed pitches

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The Italian Scout: Baseball and the Center of the Pandemic

ESPN Daily

02:18 min | 2 years ago

The Italian Scout: Baseball and the Center of the Pandemic

"So yeah in Italy. We have noticed that after a while he gets to young people as well. One is a super fit thirty eight year old. Who that same week had been running a marathon and then reported to the hospital. He was attached a breathing machine for one thousand nine hundred ninety s he survived. That made it obvious that it wasn't just about a week. People or people with pre commissions or old people obviously all meet to be protected anyway. These cases actually end up getting everybody. I'm in southern Italy. Barry is the name of the place. It's it's the heel of the boot and just to give you an idea. It's place that hasn't been hit hard yet by the contagion but we're all staying inside to prevent that of course it's a beautiful day. Actually here son is out. And there's not a cloud in the sky would be a perfect day for baseball game. If we could have won the would be great to be going outside. We just cannot do that. The Krona virus pandemic leisurely baseball to hit pause in the United States. But in other parts of the world change and tragedy arrived even more abruptly today and we'll be insider Jeff Passan brings us the story of a red sox scout living in Italy we're baseball and life have come crashing to a halt. I mean at times. It's Friday March twentieth. This is espn daily presented by ADT. Today I am turning the interview Mike over to ESPN senior writer. Jeff Passan who've heard on ESPN daily from the start as baseball in the US has been put on hold just been in touch with his contacts across the world including in Italy one of the countries hit hardest by the Corona Virus Pandemic Jeff connected with that source a red SOx scout for a wide ranging conversation on this moment and his personal journey and baseball. Here's Jeff

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