35 Burst results for "Jeff Passan"
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
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
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
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
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
"jeff passan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"We learned this week about not the first but the second drunk driving arrest for tony larussa. The newly rehired white sox manager at age seventy six. Mlb insider jeff passan broke the larussa arrests story and today he breaks it down alongside a flurry of other key. Hires that say a lot about who gets a second chance in baseball. and why. I'm pablo tori. It's thursday november twelfth. This is espn daily jeff. Before we start here i actually do want to clarify. This has any other tony. Larussa news broken in the last few minutes. Because we're getting to the point. Where any number of headlines seem plausible to be so mike twitter. Dmz pablo have been open for four years. Now that's dangerous jeff. Passan isn't espn. Baseball insider and he has many many many followers on twitter. It's really dangerous and it was this very like non idea in my mind that some day some random kind soul on twitter which which itself it seems like something of of a fallacy. This random kind soul on twitter is going to slide into my. Dm's with the story that i'm going to be able to use and i cannot tell you the number of gigabytes of absolute gifted through over the last four years waiting for one little tip that actually came true. And that's how i first heard about the tony larussa d you. This came to you because someone slid in to your dangerously open twitter in box. That is accurate there was. There was a lot of legwork to be done. Because i've i've got another tips in the past. You know look out for this. Look at there was one guy. There's a guy on baseball. Twitter name mr sugar and it was not him early. Yes but it was. It was someone in the in the mr sugar over and that was the closest i come until this point. Let me tell you i. I don't know that the tony larussa information has come to a complete it yet. i tremble. At what. Mr sugar has in store but jeff. I do want to catch people who are not familiar with this story. And all of its detail and i guess just tell us what happened here with tony larussa and his second. Dui yeah let's go back to two two thousand seven in march of two thousand seven. Tony larussa who is an at the time was one of the most successful managers in baseball. History fell asleep at the wheel at a traffic light in jupiter florida and was charged with misdemeanor. Dui and eventually pleaded out and apologized and said this will never happen again.
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Let me see I'm going to keep you in to give up a hit, and then you know that I know that and then we we will partways the mound but until then. I mean admittedly Dan he had just given up ahead. Okay, right? Yes. Like like Austin Martins had hit the last pitchy through which was the ninety four point three mile per hour fastball, which was his lowest of the night up the middle. You Know Blake Snell had been sitting at ninety six all night. Now I I'm I'd like to think I'm smart enough not to base my analysis of a player on a single pitch that. He threw Blake's could've come out and throw on the next one at ninety seven for all I know you know the velocity on his off speed pitches in that inning those far had been consistent with the other ones that the movie had not hit left-handers. He had not hit snow I mean I I I'm not basing this off the results because in the moment I said, you know what I would definitely leave him in there. I. Mean I I will say this and it's incredible that mookie Betts Cory seager and Justin. Turner who been Awesome. All three of them this postseason when over six with six out against lakes. Now, the first two times through the order you. Great Job and thank you again for all the Times that you got up and joined us on the program. The entire season always entertaining. We're thinking though your voice reminds us of a younger Keith Morrison from NBC dateline. I I'll take that guy. Rules. Can you can you say oh that Pesky D. N. A.. I would love to okay. Okay. Hold on. Sorry I haven't slept yet. So I don't know how it's GONNA come out. Okay. Oh. That has key DNA. Enjoy the offseason. Jeff thanks for joining. US safe travels home. Gentlemen. The players always mind. Thanks for having me. That's Jeff Passan from the mothership. Good job todd trying to track him down and we wanted to get Kenny Rosenthal or jeff they were they were there been reporting on this They had some access behind the curtain. Yeah Paul if you could have any piece of video and I said Rob Manfred getting informed that Justin Turner just tested positive for covert or anything else on earth. That I can't imagine his face, he's like this. Is it I I got the world series done. He's sitting there in his sweet. He's sitting there enjoying it. He's working on his. Rehearsing his speech to hand out the trophy got a Ginger Ale one hand. He's about to make it to home plate all of a sudden. What what what? Who? Lent..
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.
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
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
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
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
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The league investigate whether the washy did franchise adhered to the latest iteration of the Rooney rule in its hiring of Terry Bateman as executive VP and CMO and Julie Donaldson as senior VP of media. Nuggets Big Man Ball Ball made his NBA debut. A special one Wednesday night sixteen points ten rebounds, six blocks in an eighty, nine, eighty, two win over the Washington Wizards in a scrimmage. And finally Taylor Swift, APPs that she will be releasing her eighth studio album folk more at midnight tonight. You realize that joke played point guard in that game like he looks like a year he he looks like porzingas now he's so skinny and he. He doesn't look like a loaf of bread anymore. He's the point guard. That sport that Sport and twenty years is going to be eight foot point guard. He's your point car with ball ball in the middle I mean. Sixty six in felt like snyder was just well. It's Malone over there. It felt like he was just trying something new because. How can you possibly try to that lineup complaint off time, you'll get you at the one. For All the headlines and information tune the sportscenter on ESPN radio all throughout the day. Oh, all right so Jeff Passan's on the story and on these numbers as he always is. Thank you for joining US Jeff. Can you explain to me please in ways that are easy to understand? How Mad Boston Red Sox fans should or shouldn't be at management given that Mogi beds just got money. That wasn't that much more than what Boston was offering. Two different things here number one I think that they should be mad at the the spending practices in the past. If you go and look at some of the guys that they've signed whether it was Pablo Sandoval for ninety, five million Ham Ramirez for Eighty, eight million Rouget Sto for seventy, two million. Just you know bust after bus after bus and the fact that that money could and should have gone to retaining mookie Betts When you have a player of his ilk who is elite who, on a hall of Fame Path and who is homegrown? You've gotta do everything you can to keep him. Around and John Lester was not the caliber player that movie batches, but he was a really really good homegrown player, who they low balled in their contract offers and ended up losing into the you. You know eventually to be a trade and then He went to the Chicago cubs instead of going back to Boston, you know. mookie Betts within six months of being traded to the dodgers has a contract extension so red sox fans have every right in the world to be angry that he is not going to be in that uniform for the rest of his career. The Poor Boston Red Sox fans. Degree realities of baseball that oftentimes you lose your best. Of So shut for them. Can you explain to me Jeff? Can you explain how it is? The Boston Red Sox management with a straight face can tell it's fan base. We couldn't afford this. I actually WANNA listen to more of that was that Mike Yes..
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Let's bring in Jeff Passan ESPN baseball insider. I'm going to be positive today. Jeff I'm GonNa say only Nice things about baseball. Can you make the same guarantee? I'm trying to be positive right now. Because after three months of reporting on something that absolutely did not need to happen. There's a schedule that set their players saying that they're going to go to spring training on July. First in everything is rainbows sprinkles so I would love to believe that, but there's this. There's this whole cocaine thing to and it scares me that we've gotten to this point now and that all of it can be blown out like that. We, call you the bunker here. Whenever, whenever there's news myself, and the Danettes we call you the do bunker because it's usually like. Hey, this news came out. What did pass say oh, he bunked it. So congratulations, you're the bunker. I, you know there's Mike, salk and brock. You're great radio host stuff at Seattle. Have a theme song for me every time I come on. It's a little jingle in a Ghost Jeff Passan the wet blanket operating imposes all. This is not the first to say that okay. I am fascinated by first base when the players come back. If I get to first base and there's a first baseman there. It's like me with the date. In High School I got to first base so I got to first base now. What is the social distancing going? How do they enforce that if I want to if I don't want to take too far of a lead on? Don't and that is you know that there is the catcher in the batter like there are places on the baseball field where people are just going to be close to one another, and that is a reality with which the sport has to deal. Baseball in terms of team sports is probably the friendliest in terms of just natural social distancing, but they're absolutely elephants tag plays. You know the is going in stealing second. Somebody is going to be running over there and is going to be getting up there and is GonNa take his law. Of and is going to swipe it wherever that player is, it may be glove into which he caught in someone's face vast just the reality of the situation, and if you're going to bring back baseball, you have to live with these I turn them small risks I. Don't think that being outside..
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Maguire's number sixty seven. Whose vol's are Jude Number Sixty eight? VOL's are June is number sixty nine whose Volvo are June and his seventieth. Ball and you've got Sammy Sosas number sixty one DR J.. And number sixty six. Crews vol's are June and Barry. Bonds is number. Seventy three balls are June. And that of course is billy ray Cyrus talking about why it is that Pete rose should be in the hall of fame, and we asked him a question that sort of sideswiped him. VOL's are used. Naturally That's a Bummer, and it speaks those two God's to everything that has happened to baseball because while I was making fun of you last week for lamenting the thing that I've heard every work stoppage. That baseball ever has which this'll ruined the sport. I don't think this will ruin the sport if they can't come back to play baseball I don't actually think a mutated fifty game season while fun is representative of anything that resembles a champion. That's just a money grab, but it's a lot more fun a lot shorter sprints i. I mean is the shorter sprint except the royals can win, the sprint is the problem. I'm good with that I. don't care I mean if you WANNA make it even more random than the playoffs already are in baseball. Just don't treat it like it's a legitimate measurement of your best team. Is the mets shots he's everybody has shot. If you'RE GONNA, go fifty games, and just to be a sprint till the end, and if Manfred is sitting here, guaranteeing you that at the very least, you're going to get those fifty games. That would be helpful to baseball, but when you're when you're average fan is fifty two years old. When you've got an obvious problem. The now it's all home runs or nothing, not enough contact games too long. It's either the whole game is evolved so fast now like basketball, which evolved to the three point line and people enjoyed it. It's evolved to a place where it's less watchable even among peoples to God's that really love the game right and what you have happening and I can't remember this happening in my journalism lifetime. What you have happening with baseball. Is that you're losing sports fans and are going from a sport that used to be nationally relevant and top three by any measure top to in some cases, because it was ahead head of basketball there for a while you see it evaporating right in front of your eyes, so like a work stoppage when people are already teetering toward indifferent. Yes, it's it can be the last drop in a bucket that makes a bucket overflow. Because in my lifetime I've never seen a sport lose more fans that used to be fans of their sport than baseball. Like in my lifetime there is no comparison to baseball used to have an ardent fan base, and now the average. Average age is fifty two years old. Those people grew up on baseball, but while they're good with advanced media and whatnot, they're better than any of the sports with advanced media. They don't know how to capture young people and liquid. It's up to get baseball to come back the first time this happened. It took the summer of ninety eight. It took Sosa mcgwire and you had nothing else to do. There's nowhere else to go. If baseball goes into, it's one of those places again. We're fans are down on the sports. Simply because the sport went away, there is no more benchmark. There is no more possibility of ever having a season or something like that again. Jeff Passan joins us. Next fasting joint have just a second here on the shell. Pennzoil performance line. Here's your sportscenter update Ohio State football players, and their parents were assigned that acknowledgement of risk waiver, regarding the coronavirus pandemic before returning to campus for voluntary workouts on June eighth, the NBA, inform teams in a memo Saturday that corona virus testing for players and staff, taking part in the League's restart will begin June twenty third and take place every other day. And finally. The two parts of the word helicopter are not halley and copter. But halley co meaning spiral and. Her. Put It on the pole. Guillermo at Lebatardshow, did you know that the two words and helicopter were Heli cow and Peter? Meaning one with wings. Like PTERODACTYL. Same If you like the a love a good. But. There's one stat..
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
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
"jeff passan" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Tigers seen black men that. We've seen athletes responded this among those mets first Baseman Pete. Alonso posted this on instagram. The past couple of days I've struggled to wrap my mind around. What's happening? I have a voice and I will not remain silent. My heart has been broken over the murderer George Floyd I will never know what it feels like to be discriminated against because of the color of my skin to anyone who faces this type. Type of discrimination I will fight for you and be an ally I will always stand with you. There needs to be justice and change made for the better of humanity let words are sword and unity beer armor take care of each other Dale Murphy. The longtime outfielder to the Atlanta Braves tweeted out that his son was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting for Justice for George Floyd. Dale wrote story is not unique. Countless others of also experiences use of excessive police force while trying to have their voices heard luckily, his I was saved due to a stranger that was handing out goggles to. Shortly before the shooting and another kind stranger that drove into the are others were not so lucky, and will be permanently disabled due to the excessive force of police. We'll continue to have that conversation about America's pain in this podcast and days ahead, meanwhile, on matters of far less gravity, 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..
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.
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.
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Friends now Jerry George Kramer. Barbasol is now Chandler Acts Dash Twelve. We COME ON DEAD. Fair not fair boy. Fair Point I'll put that on the poll lebatardshow. Just ask equals get over yourself. Yes or no barbasol is now better than ever America. Drive the new grip can from Barbara. Saul now quit. Would they protective cap and rustproof aluminum bottom? You're looking good America. You're shaving with Barbara Saul for always headlines and information tune the sportscenter on ESPN radio all throughout the vet. So you heard the baseball story that Stugatz just mentioned essentially written by Jeff Passan is Stugatz as a sign of hope. Looking FOR HOPE BARON. Sports landscape saw someone suspiciously. Who looked like in a grocery store the other day? Baldo Jimenez wearing a mask and ladies and gentlemen he was headed to Arizona. Someone that I don't know whether or not a baseball player. Not but it looked like Osvaldo Jimenez wearing a mask. I wouldn't recognize he mendez without a mask. You right understand with a mask on the poll Guillermo lebatardshow would you recognize you? Baldo Jimenez without a mask. Yeah because I felt very strong in my baseball credentials in being able to spot that but he was headed to Arizona. And so my question to Jeff Passan and thank you as always for making time for us. Is this proposal expected from the MLB from baseball? What's it going to include? I assume pay cuts are among. What's going to be included there? Can I get a little housekeeping out of the way for here? Yeah I just WanNa make sure that's a yes allowed to jump in here with with something because I felt like I felt like it was very important to say to you That getting to read your piece on Shula like I grew up reading Dan lebatardshow seriously. You are incredibly talented writer and anytime you get to right. I really enjoy it and I wanted to say that and stu I also thought That you were coming in and saying Chandler. Ross barbasol work potential names for that child. Even Barbara saw would be a better name now burns ours would be an upgrade. Wouldn't it that out of the way to your question? It's GonNa be really interesting to see how this whole thing unfolds in in any number of ways Starting with the fact that they're probably going to be playing at home stadiums As opposed to the Arizona plan that you had So fortuitously maligned when it was coming out The other hub city plans and they're going to be questions of timing is too quick if they're you know if they're a thousand two thousand and three thousand God forbid deaths today Is there going to be an appetite for baseball? Coming back and in the point you bring up about player pay is legitimate and it is a cute because the players look at it and I completely understand this perspective were ones going out there who are not only playing the games. But we're taking the risk we could be at home with our families comfortable just sheltering in place in writing this thing out instead we're going to be surrounded by fifty plus people a day and because of that though you. Mlb are not making as much money or potentially even losing money you want us to take pay cuts when we're out Doing the work and putting ourselves at risk I. It's a hard sell for players to say we're taking a pro rated cut of our salaries already now. You want us to take a haircut on top of that. What would you say if I asked you some version of our stars going to end up saying never mind? I'M NOT GONNA complain. These are extenuating circumstances. And I'm not going to be the team guy here. My wife doesn't want me to partake in this. I've got enough money. I'm not doing it Is that something that's going to happen here? Yes I I'm guessing that one-star at least and I don't have somebody particularly in mind but I just have a difficult time thinking that there are this many guys who are making this much money and one of them is not going to say. Forget this and and I was talking about a couple players yesterday about that. Very scenario Who they think are going to be the ones that sit out are more of the guys in the Middle Tier. Maybe there guys who have lost salaries early on in their contracts you know the contracts are loaded and the guys with the smaller salaries upfront can say. Well you know if I'm sitting out this year. I'm I'm really not going to be losing a whole lot. And and it's GonNa be interesting to see the tack that the League and the clubs take with players who want to sit out Do they get service time But not payment. Do they get neither service time nor salary? Like how exactly is that going to work and how many players ultimately are going to opt out of the season because you know there are going to be some whether it's because of preexisting conditions they have themselves or immuno-compromised family members or any of the other things that real everyday people deal with all the time so jeff. If that if that's an area plays out. I'm sure that it will. What do you think the reaction a major league baseball is GONNA BE? I hope the reaction of Major League Baseball is to understand that you know every individual dealing with this pandemic is going to do so in a different way and to respect and understand that The the feelings of people at this very moment Are you know deserve that respect and deserve that understanding and and not to squeeze those players. I hope I really would hope that that MLB and the teams would be open minded and understanding about this. Because that is the right thing to do before we let you go. We're out of time just one question for elmo. What when does he see all of this playing out? What's the players union going to say to the proposal? And how soon do you think that baseball's a possibility plot and look if they if if this comes down to an argument over money and gangs don't get played because of that? It is going to be the biggest mistake that baseball could possibly make. And and I don't care if it is the players I don't care if it is the owners everyone loses in that scenario which is why I think ultimately You know as much contention as there is between the sides there's also a pragmatist and they also realize if we can get back on the field and and I say this This this is an interesting thing that we have to keep in mind. Is You know everybody's talking about safety right. it's not. It's not gonNA be as safe as it possibly can. I'm sorry like America in two thousand twenty with regards to the corona virus is not a particularly safe place and there are there is going to be the possibility and possibility compared to many places around the world that is far greater That you are at risk of catching it and spreading it and so Where I'm curious more even more than the money because I think that will get worked out to see where this land is. What is the safest possible to do in? Will that be enough for the players to say we feel good about this? Jeff thank you for being on with US sir. Thank you for the compliment on the Shula Article. We will talk to you. Soon Sir. He's talking about stugotz facto work. Stoppage there can you imagine that fighting over money and that's the reason they don't play baseball instead of the virus because they're fighting over money is your money not sure what to do with itself right now at ally. They'll help it save for the future with their smart savings tools. 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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
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
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"You still. Are you still keep the email I e mails that you can't have on the ESPN servers? You gotta you don't WanNa classes. I feel like have gone from being totally out of style to the really cool vintage clothing. Like I feel like you are wearing Jordan. One's really when you have an email address like the fact that you have stuck through it. They're all of these years and there are so many options and you're still like you know I love my comfortable Jordan words. Woah stinks stinks. I don't even like just avid sit up to filter into my iphone. But I don't even go on there at all like it just seems like an old email account stick with it. Throw away the vintage email. It's like it's like it's like the Nokia phone be given one wanted these days you would be very very reminiscent about it and enjoy it and then you try to tech someone to hit a letter. C. You'd have to hit the number one three times. You'd be like what is going on here. How did we do this like? How did this work back day? Well we could go on all day. I ask the change the helmets on his bookcase. Kinda put a new. I'm anxious we'll all be excited to see what helmet puts in. But Adam Schefter the host of the Adam Schefter podcast on ESPN morever. You get your podcast Japan. Who is now the Star of as VP? Rapper Rapper extraordinaire. The things called squad cast. It's like a it's like a zoom and you have to type your name and when you go in. So I see Adam I typed in whoa jr and see Hassen all L. Dirty Passan for those who are watching guess. Vp The other. Night I think that's what Stanford Steve W when he tweeted out the video of you doing your chain clan if we have we have a return engagement here I will. I will actually wrap what. Why don't we go out? You give us the Blue Tang clan on the way out and that'll be our goodbye to the which pot it's it's years old dirty passing. Do you want me to like actually wrap it here or do you want me to to speak the into existence you can pick. You can speak the lyrics on our shefty. Wrap your screen right here. We go bomb atomic Louis. Socrates philosophies and hypotheses can't define how I be dropping these mockeries lyrically perform armed robbery fleet with the lottery. Possibly they spot battle-scarred shoguns explosion when my pen hits tremendous ultraviolet Chaib line. Forensics is fact you through the future see Millennium Killaby sold fifty gold sixty platinum. She's but nobody's going to listen to this. Why the Hell did you into baseball reporting in that route. I wonder why thank you. Jeff Passan Adam Schefter. Lotta Fun guys. Will we'll talk to you soon. Ernst breached.
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Certainly Adam Schefter Jeff Passan our NFL and MLB insiders to York Times bestselling authors to free review. Well thanks for that. Thanks for that. I'M GONNA add that to my. I would add that to my twitter profile in two great friends. Two great friends in and we the three of US talk a lot as the year goes on. I think even more so now as we're all trying to navigate harbor covering our sports how we're living in this world and the changes that are coming but I think more than ever both Jeff Adam that we have a lot more in common and trying to cover something that is unlike anything we've covered and I think Adams had a little more of a normal run here because the NFL had their free agency. They had a draft that went off as well as I think. Any of them could have imagined but now the NFL kind of comes to that place. Where baseball is where the NBA is which is now what is the run-up to trying the NFL's trying to start a season? Baseball's trying to start a season the amaze trying to finish one and now I think all three leagues are kind of aligned in. How do we get back on the court the field and that's what's next and that's where we are right now? Well would say this. That football has had a new collective bargaining agreement. Free Agency treat signings draft process draft. So there's been actual full news. The rhythm of the sport has gone on intermixed with updates of yes. We WanNA seasonal begin. Yes the scheduled release like by the way next week the NFL. Release schedule. And I don't know how to League's going to do that but it's going to and so that will make it seem like it's business as usual normal things dysfunctioning. Oh the schedule look. The.
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
Indian Wells tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns
"This event in Indian wells for the tennis the the tennis tour I don't even own a U. T. what is the United States U. S. T. S. I don't know what the hell they call them so you should know your wife watches this stuff every day I get whatever the professional tennis tour T. P. whatever it is they canceled one of the most popular events of the year Jeff Passan just three to ten seconds ago that baseball's gonna join the and the NBA and NHL closing the clubhouses to media yeah I mean an end and the No fan cares about that I mean that doesn't deal with any fan and that's just a behind the scenes stuff for the media limiting contact right side right smart right we will have a look we are going to have all these arenas filled with March madness people yes with all all in all these different like nobody has home games are all neutral site places is gonna be really interesting in the next week as we get closer to the tournament what happened was a return man held people away from their reply was an Illini fan or a badger fan and they say that it M. and then things went on as I go and I would live my life but did they generations not going remember we told you on Friday the TN is not even covering the big ten tournament in Indy well I'm just telling you if I was a fan of those teams and I had tickets and I was inclined to go as of right now until I was banned I would go right I live my life if they told me that this isn't a good idea and we're not gonna have any fans obviously I'd be disappointed but I'm gonna follow the medical
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"As a result of Minnesota's upset victory over Penn state the badgers moved up to eighth while the nittany lions drop tonight getting a game with the cheesy crunchy satisfaction of cheese. It official sponsor of the College Football playoff so Jeff Passan revealed something. Tim Kirk should have gone the rest of his life without ever telling pulling me about but for some reason he must have whispered it to passing And complaining secretly so a passing. Tell the people again please as we bring in Tim. Kirk and gift giving Allison Turner tell the people again What it is? That Kirk told you during the playoffs. I JUST WANNA make sure to say there was no complaints. Ain't about this at all because Tim Kirch in is the best and he wouldn't dare complain but he and I both share a love for Diet Mountain dew and when we were talking talking about Diet Mountain Dew This year he revealed that the refrigerator that you guys sent him as a wonderful gift happens to have an extraordinarily Jordan narrowly loud motor and that needs to be unplugged for When he goes on TV? That's him complaining. It really is. It's him him I'm being ungrateful and complained. Being angry. Problem with is dating facts about how our good gesture went wrong. That happens in life all right. So Kirk comes on with us now. And how do you feel about everything being revealed publicly here And how apologetic should the show when. Allison be for this intrusion on your life. Well I'm never speaking of Jeff Passan again. I'm not to tell anybody about this but and I didn't volunteer this. It came up kind of naturally organically and I did indeed explain that my mini fridge that has died about me written all over it and not to mention for likenesses of be a two of the show horns like a lawn mower and I can't use it. I have to unplug it every time I do a live shot from my office because it sounds like there's a league record in the room so I've the had to unplug it but I did not complain about it. I did not report it because you guys sent it to me as a gesture of good faith nobody nobody would call back and say thanks but it doesn't work send me another one. I would never do that. I will never do that. But that's exactly what you're doing you you use it still guys call me. Jeff has gave me up in this. Nothing I don't want another refrigerator. Great curator because you were kind enough to send me one. I'm not going to complain about how we should send you a working one. That doesn't sound like a lawnmower. Alison explained Yourself and explain on behalf of the show how mortified you are right now. I'm mortified I had no idea that it was loud and we'll make sure to get it out out of your house and send your working one. This is really not necessary and anyone any good at these things probably figure it out how to make the noise go away fix the motor but as we know I I can't fix anything. I tried to blow up my basketball ball today because it was a little low and the the pin went into the basketball and now it's completely flat. I go buy another one because I can't could pump up a basketball. And there's a chance that I could fix a motor inside a bidding fridge. How soon did this machine start making this noise? After it got into your house I would say a matter of days. Not even a week and allison willison was making noise. Why do we send people? Cheap awful level gives the good into their house and become lawn. MOWER sounds didn't interrupt their ability to do their job. It was so thoughtful. Everything's gone into feces. This is so bad. I can't believe I'm a part of this. I'm sorry but you call me. I answer the question like I always tried to do. And don't be sorry. We're sorry we're sorry alison. Sorry Stu gods is not sorry at all had no idea that anybody sent anything and has been writing me notes the entire segment. Why isn't he thanking me? That's all God's has been writing me. Thank you and I'm really sorry. Tim and Allison your punishment. Is You got to move to Bristol..
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"We are celebrating today. Dan Is loud wrong day I'm not allowed to correct anyone anytime I correct anyone get find. I have been fine so far seven dollars. I wanted for the record to show that I have ten dollars here on the console. So I'm doing what Derek Coleman did with a blank check at the beginning of a net season where he just gave a check to butch beard for all future finds that was just signed right and just said here here. Here's the check for whatever. My Future. Fines are and he was famous for saying Whoop de Damn do about Playing basketball and so I'm three dollars. Behead just wanted noted for the record my next three are covered. I feel like you've been fined ten dollars already. You might want to lay down ten ski. I also remind you that I I put into dollars because I blame Roy. Actually you're right. You're absolutely right so now I am five just gave me more money right so you were wrong I I I was wrong. You're right again. You're not getting the game because me being wrong is the day right. Being Right. Is the day you just saved. You mean two dollars. Five dollars ahead. I believe you owe me thirteen dollars. Checks out the me moving on. Why Jeff Passan is GONNA join us in ten minutes ten minutes from now? Can you guys look for me. How North Carolina has lost? Its four games this season. Because I'm pretty sure that Mack Brown would be undefeated. If not for they had six overtime game they had one game where the clock at the end of the game was clearly mismanaged by by the time keepers. They had more time left. They were headed in. They may not have scored. They probably wouldn't have scored but they should have gotten another play. They lost by six points points at wake forest they lost by three points versus Appalachian State. They lost by a single point. Of course to Clemson lost by two points at Virginia Tech and in a touchdown versus Virginia and all of them all of them were weird at the end though each of them was had its own special weirdness sir. I don't know if he would listen to me and ideas university. Miami's nine plays away from being undefeated entire. ACC put it on the poll. Guillermo is the entire. ACC we see nine. Plays away from being undefeated. Corey Moskva. Dole was on with US yesterday. b. m. f. the APP State game ended on a blocked field goal to your point and he said on this show and I wouldn't say to his face because I'm a coward worked. But he said on this show that he wants Hello Alvarez he also said that he wants money and those two things go together But he would have no chance against Canal Alvarez. Chris in a boxing match The the the mentioning of yesterday. Because I'm a coward. Did I already say that in there and I thought he made a lot of great points with the energy blocks that were moving now that he's not kicking. It just means that it can throw twenty thousand more punches. You like Mike Fires. That's right. I waited for him to leave. You KINDA did dismiss it a little yesterday when it was brought up. You're like no no but you didn't stay would just said yeah. That's right and I will tell him but not to his face. Maybe I'll shouted across the room. He would have no chance in a boxing match against canal. Who is the best boxer and you have seen? How how's how's Nate Diaz? You saw what happened. Couldn't it be mutually beneficial though. Like if they've fought because boxing was waiting around for UFC to finish before cannella fought his last fight. Like there's pictures of him laying on a couch waiting for Moskvy doll the fight so that people would see his fight yes it would be beneficial to all involved to just just do circus tent type of stuff but what I am telling you and I know you guys object to this as you. Tell me that you love the conor. McGregor Floyd Mayweather Fight Floyd Mayweather as a defensive fighter just carried connor around for a few rounds to make it something like was in no point in anything anything in the way of actual jeopardy and Kamilo is is a bigger puncher like he's more of an offensive threat. Canelo think I think we're him. Mazda is getting knocked out. He's not gonNA face any Lancet. You Cannella Alvarez. He he knew win every round even even must be said. Maybe I don't punch his heart as he does. That's something that must be dealt said Dan. I am telling you this man is not going to be knocked out. He just not zone. You come from a different cloth. Listen Cannella might win the fight okay but it will not be by knockout. I mean Moskva. We'll we'll be standing at the end of the fight. I want to see that. Only if canal carries him around the way that Floyd Mayweather did look I am not. I am not ripping Jorges Mazda doll. Aw when I said he'll be standing I meant he'll be standing over cannella choice for someone who just invited him to tournament. Because you know he's going to see you again right right. ELMO joins US next as we watched the suburban garden gnome carefully Catholic.
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"It's like the it's the south maybe down there lax going to bed at eight o'clock because that's what he can start playing yeah ours right and Anthony Day off to make it work here where does he go neck while Anthony Davis has already correcting Lebron's hair and has had been so I think that shows a letter uh level of intimacy that at least as good sign yeah thanks for the insight Ramon appreciate it thanks everybody online physician consultation are only available at the physician determines restrictions appropriate thirty thousand important safety information egg canoes the outrageously expensive little blue pill is now generic which means you can get the prescription medication to treat E. D. at affordable prices and hence makes the extra affordable you pay just thirty bucks a month supply and right now get your first on my doctor's visit totally free when you go to four him dot com slash. ESPN five that's right free zero copay no expensive appointments no awkward face to face conversations to get your prescription hymns connects you to doctors.
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Clubhouse the new one media we can hear you there was just an awkward silence broken because you were texting me that Clinton and on ESPN radio ESPN radio ahead with another spin off during Tuesday's presentation of Hbo Max Hbo's programming President announced straight to series order for House of the Dragon the series is based on fire and Blood George R. Martin's recently published book.
"jeff passan" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"ID ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash said Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire. That's what she he said so you're at Syracuse doing all sorts of internships throughout your time there baseball weekly Buffalo News New York Star Ledger. Did you have fun in College Jeff. Did you make friends. I had a great time in college. Those were all during the summer and between the editing and the internships in the summer like digital off some some steam. We had a great time. We you know newspaper parties. Don't get me wrong like I was never in a Frat but our newspaper parties turned super you quite spectacular. Actually if the family I think is the one who started the second part of this but the first part we had something called the race as for the cases and every week during the college football season everyone on staff would pick five games a week against spread and at the end of the year whoever had the best record hosted a party where everybody else brought a case of beer and and race for the cases turned out to be so successful successful that it evolved into battle for the bottles which was a same thing with college basketball. Only you had like twenty what he bottles of liquor coming to a party so yes there. Spain my the the one hindrance I had in college in terms of. Ah Having an enjoyable time because I was the I don't know if I was the youngest person in my class but I'm a September birthday and my parents pushed me ahead so I was. I was in kindergarten when I was four. I was the last one to drive. I was the last one yeah you know. I was the last one point. You're a senior correct and so that forces you to get fake. ID's and fake. ID's are always a very tricky proposition and and it was in West Virginia with I'm GONNA namedrop again. We had quite the Mafia at Syracuse and I'm sure sure you've you've read Gregg. Bishop sports illustrated and bishops like my running buddy. You know say we were in the same class. We got to the D. Go right around the same time and we were covering a game in West Virginia. I think it was our junior year and we went out afterward and Greg Wiz Greg's September birthday to ease the twenty eighth and he was almost a full year old so he was drinking legally and I was drinking on just this absolute Luton terrible fake. Id and the bar were in gets rated and I've had enough beer at that point to to make bad decisions and the bad decision. Is this when the policeman says you son. Can I see ear. Id going through my head. I think okay do I give them the real one or do I give them the fake what what's the bad decision in this situation situation. Sarahspain giving him the fake one because it's too crimes that would be correct and of course I gave him the fake one and he looks at me and he cocks his head and he says boy do you think can retard and he has how's it back to me and cost me and takes me off and I only got cited for like minor in possession so he did not turn turn the fake. Id on me but that was not. The finest moment getting called off in west and the best part is that Bishop is standing standing about ten feet from me point to get me laughing at me given that I borrowed said that I was five two. I weighed one fifteen. I it was a fake and it wasn't my picture and they were like cool. Go ahead. Oh you know what I had. I had another one of those. This was another. Id this was from my friend. Max Ax and I look nothing like Max at all but it was it was a real id and we got to the bar and it was my friend. Eric's twenty first birthday and we were super excited. Greg was there for that and we handed our ideas to the waitress and she handed it back to me and she said you know I'm in a class clash with Max Right. No like we all have those stories of the bar. You went to a million times as one person and got to know the guy at the door hour and then you find the show up as yourself. Oh Hey your name exactly look. I have a friend who went to the DMV and pretended to be her sister and got a real one and then told the person that she couldn't change the picture because she had lost a little bit of weight and and you looked a little different got her hair done wanted to have a record of what she used to look like and the guy bought it and that friend is definitely not me moving on. I think it's a felony so you had in five kids listening dumber than fake your how I I don't have any other details it. I'm not saying you but somebody who may or may not resemble you is actively going and committing fraud with a real government the ID. That's what I heard. It was a crazy story. Girl is four limitations. I don't know we should should ask her my friend. She's down by the way if you're listening to this me asking if he had funding then him responding with every drinking story does not mean you have to drink a lot in college to have fun kids. There are plenty of ways. They hold on hold on hold on. I just I WANNA make sure though for all the other listeners out here so you're not painting me as the giant food out here. What exactly were you referring to having fun in college referring to that a little bit but also just you know making friends doing activities things that outside of writing but I did mean that stuff I I will. I will say this you. You know what you know what like one of the most enjoyable things in life is. It's when you get friends together from different groups of people whether it's like for me it's journalism friends high school friends just like random adult friends when you get them together in that group. Meshes Che's there is no greater feeling in the world than than having. That's just being like the center of it but knowing that you were able to. It's almost like cooking. You're able to put the right mix having gradients together and something delicious comes out my twenty person Bachelorette party that was high school college work irk friends from sports all this different stuff and not a single fight. Everyone loved each other. Everyone wants to go back to my crowning achievement in life twenty women on Mike Five bedrooms. Where'd you guys go NAPA. Oh that's pretty good yeah good time. My Bachelor Party was in New Orleans. Yeah I think it was pretty soon after Katrina and we had everybody of all manners and variety one friend got booted out of he will go nameless because people will know who he is got booted out of the Penthouse club for peeing in a closet another friend who works at ESPN he will be named here because I need to shame him for this micro seen who covers the Detroit lions for Espn Rothstein has gluten intolerance. It's not like an actual I I. It's an actual gluten issue right as opposed to people who just don't eat blue probably told you feel Yak. Yes and it's five o'clock in the morning and it's me you rusting and my buddy. Mike is from Yahoo. I've I've known dating back to my first job in Fresno and we're at the crystal Burger and rusty at five o'clock in the morning has the temerity to order a burger with no bun in new a boy and the like the look on the woman's face who's at the counter she's so offended by this and so taken aback that she looks at him and then looks back at the cook and and then looks at him and then looks back at the Cook and then says this n word doesn't want no bun and if you've ever seen micro he is even wider than I am and so hearing her say this with rusting theme and just giving him the Mo Shit. She possibly can for not wanting a bun. That was the crowning achievement love my Bachelor Party love it. A friend of mine didn't get married till early. Fifties decided to have his big bachelor blow out after all that time in New Orleans and they're on the flight and a guy turns next to him and says so y'All al going for southern decadence which has it turns out the biggest gay party weekend in New Orleans which they're fine but they relate strip clubs were real empty and we didn't have any trouble getting into the parts old decadence southern decadence and that they started to look around the flight. There's a lot of bears Zalm saying not Chicago bears at several group are bears themselves so they they were very very popular. They had a great time. it just they had not checked the schedule before deciding on that. We can so even even if you had chicken schedule. Is this sort of thing. That's GonNa come up you see you see southern the southern decadence like if I saw southern decadence sounds rain rain great yeah yeah just about three hundred thousand LV LGBTQ people's so that would be like. Oh my God it it would be the best. It would be the most fun for sure. I just don't know that that's what a bunch of fifty year old dudes had had in mind when they were. Let's finally do it. We're finally sending him off into. Ah The life of the married man we're nailing the tangents in this episode like we we really are. It's Kinda Dude. I had a feeling to be honest I did. It's probably going to have to just be a two parter. We'll catch up with you again. We'll get to the second half of life all right so at this point. You're still in college. We've gotten that yet. After all those internships your first internship post college was at the Washington Post. Did you want to at the time do news or sports or like. How'd you really nail down what you want to focus on. I knew I WANNA do sports and like the best thing that happened to me. It was at the Washington Post I had up until that point and have since really lived like a very charmed life. I've had things very easy and I recognize ignites that and I work hard and I give a shit and I try to treat people the right way. You know all those things but still like a a lot of things have to go your way in very rarely like. Did I get rejection but at the end of the summer at the Washington Post I want to stick around there and they you said you know the sports editor at the time said we don't feel like you're you're good enough to work here and that was you know it sucked at the time but ultimately..
"jeff passan" Discussed on That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
"So I suppose my solution is don't be a moron use sunscreen or it. Just don't be a Moron in general the Commission has spoken my guest. This week is Jeff Passan's senior. MLB INSIDER FOR ESPN he regularly appears on sportscenter baseball tonight and variety of ESPN radio shows also a New York Times bestselling author and that dilemma gives you a little tease into the episode which is equally long-winded winding and quirky but fantastic we talked about how pass them was working the Indians clubhouse by the time he was fifteen how growing up a Cleveland Sports Fan made him who is sort it affected his life view some tales of fake. ID's Gluten Related Bachelor party emergencies and stay all the way to the end for the senior Prank Frank Story that he tells a good one. I hope you like it. That's what she said so happy to have Jeff Passan on the pod and one thing I love about doing these podcasts is really getting adding to know people especially people that I work with and I would say that for years at Yahoo Sports. I just thought Jeff is this baseball guy very serious baseball guy and coming to ESPN allowed a a lot of us to get to know him a little better and realized that there's a nice personality there behind the stories and the and the breaking news and all that stuff and so we're going to get into some of that today but we gotta got it start at the very beginning Cleveland Ohio. What area of Cleveland did you grow up. Are you familiar with Cleveland while I was born in Cleveland. I they had no idea how `bout that people do get to know one another here Sola which is the east side of Cleveland. Okay I was born in the Weltklasse all clan hog accounting hospital but the area was chagrin falls Shaker Heights okay so those two definitely are not really that close post to one another and mispronounce Cuyahoga so you're Cleveland Knowledge were you born in Cleveland and then they just shift you out somewhere else yeah basically yes. I was born there and then they were like you know what you deserve better than this sports wise Michael Jordan. They got me to Chicago in time for Michael Jordan technically in time for the bear super bowl but I was too young to appreciate it but yeah I mean thankfully my parents high tailed it right over Chicago and allowed me the joy of rooting for the teams that I do instead of the Cleveland teams. You know. It's really interesting. How fundamental where you grow up if you're a sports fan is your life and your perspective on life. I know I truly believe this though that that that people's outlooks on life dovetail with their sporting rooting interests and that it is so deeply ingrained in you if you're a sports sports fan that it's that part of your identity you just can't shake. I like this is the God's honest truth and it's really weird to just say because sports is like my life and my livelihood and I my job. I don't root for teams anymore. I do not refer for any teams anymore because growing up in Cleveland and having my heart broken is many times I did. I realized as I got older older and as time went on it wasn't worth it anymore like there's so many others coming in even people not from Cleveland so it might just be beat the disillusionment of covering it yet but that's the thing I still love the game and I still love the people and I still love everything a about it. I just you know I'm married and I have kids and I have stressors in life and I did not want sports to be one of them anymore. So is electing your kids well. Here's the thing you can't like. Tell L. Your kids who to root for or what to like right like I don't feel like that's fair and so try though my sister's actively trying to to do so against her husband. She's an eagles fan. He's a pats fan. She's a cubs fan. He's a red sox fan so like I'm doing aunt duty by just buying all the gear for Chicago teams and opening hoping it works you know that's not a bad idea just to like a weasel in there and try and try and be Switzerland. I like that my son's aunt has been trying to get them to be bears fans for a long time now but we live in Kansas City and and we're about to enter year two of the greatest quarterback prospect in how long did you like growing up in Kansas City right. Now is going to be really interesting for every child here. Here is eleven and seven and the seven year old really is not into sports very much but I almost feel like you're going to have have to be to be part of the social conversation and the social fabric of living in Kansas City because you know every single Monday except the ones ones where they're playing on Monday night. Football is going to be dominated with okay. What did Patrick Mahomes do yesterday and if you're in that language it's going to be. You're gonNA feel like an outsider. It's GonNa be a great time. If the kids just get on board with it it might be it might be something that's a little alienating if not but I get the feeling even if you want them to avoid the pain and heartbreak that comes with sports. You're not going to be able to help it. It's just a part of it to Kansas City. You're not in Cleveland anymore. Which is good? My apologies to Cleveland browns look great. It's going to be a fun season. I'm just saying that to say hold on a second you cannot and not do what you just did and drop a my apologies to cleveland and spent the better part just because you're the host of this podcast assistant gm you could spend the better part of five minutes taking a shot at a city by bad. I disagree. I think that's exactly the kind of privilege that I get to enjoy because I I'm the host of this podcast. I think that's exactly how it works also because again. I'm happy for them that they seem to be ushering potentially a new era of browns football. I'm just saying that if we're going going based on the year that I was born and the time I got to grow up in no one in their right mind would choose Cleveland over Chicago so that's it. There's no argument there and anyway back to you. You're growing up in Cleveland went to Solon high school. Were you when you are a kid just from the very beginning die hard for all the teams there there yeah. I was 'cause my dad worked at the plain dealer which is the newspaper town and he hosted radio radio on the weekends and so I was kind of like indoctrinated in sports from a very young age and into the business too and and I had a different perspective on it than most people did because I could see it up close and in person and I think it's it really was what made be who I am. Now you know I knew like I was terrible athlete by any means but I knew I wasn't going to be going anywhere so when I was by the time I was like fourteen years old. I knew what I wanted to do and I was going out and like covering like AVP volleyball bowl down like beach volleyball during that for the local paper I think I I went to the Indians clubhouse when I was like fifteen or sixteen and the big story on Omar Vizquel for my high school paper so yeah I knew very early on what I wanted to do and and and was very lucky to to get to do it so yeah you mentioned your father. was working a couple of different parts of the paper at one point in the sports department and then when you were fourteen you got an internship at the news herald which was a smaller local newspaper and you were covering high school games right yeah. I was doing high school that was so awesome because this is fast forwarding and a couple of years but when I would come back on winter break they would pay me likes likes thirty bucks a pop to cover high school basketball games in the fact that I could go back with money to college and support. My love of of beer was great like that money like stringing Highschool Games got me through the year and and was just huge and then you started doing some freelance for the Cleveland plain dealer even while in high school yeah I you know they're like the you'll you'll truly really appreciate this story and I'd like to I'd like to hope this serves as a parable for others in terms of how one can grow and mature and realize the error error of his ways and gets absolutely everything he deserves for for what happened so this is in college allege and I'm talking with a girl at a party and I feel like it's going really well and it turns out that she's from Cleveland of land and we're talking about you know hey vote for the plain dealer for the team section there. I was like yeah wrote this one story story way back in the day and it got a lot of response and this was when I was like a junior high school I think so you're trying to like street cred with at this tech like you're trying to. You're trying to impress her yeah and clearly the fact that we're talking about. Journalism shows the minimalistic game that I know added and I'm sure you still still have the editor wanted a point counterpoint about women's sports and I was was asked to write the counterpoint and I wrote just absolutely terrible piece on why women's sports sports aren't as good as men sports and I've gone back and I've looked at it and I'm embarrassed that my name is on top of it and I'm so glad it was what I was sixteen years old and not like you know some of the people who do it as adults but this girl was on a team that wrote uh-huh letter to me. This was back like early in the days of email. J. Pass Ninety nine at AOL DOT com talking about how how awful I was. She's like that was you who wrote the story. I was like yeah and she literally turned earned her back and walked right away from me and what was going to be a glorious night went to Piss in a matter of seconds because of what diet written and you know what totally totally deserved it. Karma paid its way back five years later and Yeah uh-huh definitely regret that one very quick karmic retribution. Usually it takes much longer but you know five years back. Five five years is a pretty good slow play. I feel like Karma comes back. Sometimes you know someone does something stupid and then like spill something on themselves. You like all Abbas had those moments this one. This one was like a long time that absolutely helped me yeah so you're writing a very young age which allows for some of those missteps and or things that you've evolved on which allowed everyone's allowed to grow up and mature. It's the people who don't that are the problem but you're covering all this stuff and we're you still playing exports. Just not as well as you'd hoped or had you had you decided to just focus on the writing. I played tennis all the way I probably could've played. I'd like small college but I didn't WanNa go to a small college. I knew the future it was going to be writing about this stuff so so I wanted to write about interesting teams and cover big games and that's where Syracuse came along yes yeah so you had a couple of choices but Syracuse obviously great journalism program in a place where you can kind approach you know big time sports and start covering them right off the bat and you you intended to do so on the very first day of school because you my friend are a world-class nerd and I appreciate that because that's very much my style as well but explain how how you spent your very first day at college my first day at College my parents and I went up to seven forty four ostrom avenue seven forty four dramatic new is the address for the daily Orange newspaper. It's an old ramshackle house. when you you go up the steps they don't just creek they wobble and you think you're probably going to break through them and once you get uh. I think they've changed the offices around a little when she gets to the top of the steps you hook a left and the sports office is there and I went in and I wanted to talk with the sports editor who is a guy named Peach Hamel and p family. I imagine a lot of people listening know who he is now. He's a great columnist at Yahoo Sports and pizzas a senior and I was the freshmen who looked like he was twelve years old and my voice was probably cracking still kind of do which is good when you get a little bit. It's nice to look like in your you had the same affliction. Don't don't just be like that's very nice of you. I Dunno Stugatz how on forty under forty she's over forty. Thank you very much thank you he. He absolutely did man. There's just angry 'cause he. Looks weathered third went in there and I want to work for you and he assigned me to my first funding my first three stories. My first story that I did was on a soccer player named Patrice Bernier who ended up believe playing for the Olympic team in Canada. My second one was on the Syracuse Women's tennis team in particular girl. They Michelle never close and there was this. There's this huge was called the duration show. Have you ever heard of it the Rachel Yeah. Oh yeah monster ratio on Syracuse campus purpose in the school shut down for a day for weather for the first time in decades which was insane because Syracuse. She got you know two feet of snow. They don't shut down the school but yeah the tennis team had like a match postponed so I needed to write a feature on Michelle. They've close go and the third was on a freshman football player. At Syracuse Defensive End who was from Connecticut and the story was about how he was soccer goalie in high school but it felt like you had a lot of football potential and his name was Dwight Franey. Oh Wow that's very cool so right off the bat..
"jeff passan" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Straight. Talk brought to you by straight talk wireless so jeff passan is very very good as baseball authority has peon <hes> broke the story yesterday that the use of gas station sexual enhancement pills and baseball is prevalent enough that major league baseball sent sent out a memo talent players. They need to be careful with that stuff. They might test positive for p._d. Us and we you know we're talking to him last segment meant and he decided among his duties to add producer of our show at who is duties and he said we should just get the list of a gas station sexual enhancement pills dell's and just start reading it now if because you're not in the room with us pass and do you mind if just elmo chimes in wherever he wants to repeat at some of the names here that you have suggested that <hes> that we get to on the list because mike ryan is there's a lot of them how many of them two hundred and thirty lee something's a lengthy list yeah. We're we're over two hundred fifty at this point i just i'm looking at this again and and the numbering of of it really confuses me like if if you're somebody who is this sort of thing and you're looking at the rhino collection and you've got boss rhino fifteen thousand you've got black rhino twenty-five thousand then you've got gold rhino twenty five thousand you crazy with tuesdays and a k rhino twenty five thousand and platinum rhino twenty five thousand who went by boss rhino fifteen thousand when there's crazy with the k. enthusiasts twenty-five thousand platinum. I'm here with jeff passan. What are your some of your favorite blames. Let's see if they match up with passengers favorite names and pass then you just whatever it just repeat what he is saying after he has said it in the laughter died down as elmo. That's the best way for us to do this. Go ahead mike tigar king blacks. I camilli go wild. When your the leopard secret miracle honey the nectar de la mode they lie more super panthers seven k. doc in a condo strong for i i guess it against anaconda strong formula strong formula aw mamba is hero..
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"Already. Go and could you pick up some chips on your way home later. The GEICO Insurance Agency could help keep your personal property protected like if you'll roommate isn't the brightest pool float in the flooded basement visit GEICO DOT COM to see how easy it is to switch and save on Renter's insurance donlevatar metal nets have to be right up there with like ice skates as the most dangerous things that people do to play sports right because you know that the people that are buying those metal nets are largely kids and if they have a hoop that they lower it's like at seven feet tall and they're just dunking on them and you know the fingers are getting stuck in those nets still gods in track and field the gun. They shoot off. That's kind of dangerous now. It's not an actual gun shoot anything. I know. It doesn't actually should a bullet. Nothing comes out of it. Just sounds out these live at our show. Oh stugotz on E._S._P._N.. Radio Jeff PASSAN IS GONNA join us in ten minutes and really we'll just take off the disguise the whole reason we're having a guy who has risen to the very top where the curcumin thrown is Jeff. Passan is the information guy for baseball. He's WHOA G. is <hes> the face and and he's the Guy Writing about baseball and you still have to read what he writes because he's leading us but we're having him on basically and we'll talk about the serious stuff maybe but we're having him on so that Elmo can say this because his elmo impersonation is stand out and the only goal of this entire conversation will be to get elmo to say that balls are James Sound comes courtesy South beach sessions now now any favorite podcast provider billy ray Cyrus who's on the the precipice of history here with Old Town road. Is it Surpri it's crazy right like is is it because of the modern ways of streaming that are available to us that this song would be the diamond status thing that it is when I didn't know there was a diamond status. I didn't is it because of the availability that inevitably there will be something else that will come along in in a little while. That'll that'll well. You say it's the biggest song since candle in the win in terms of like charting yeah. d'esposito is another thing in terms of like music video. I think it's still the biggest music video of all time. According to Youtube Music Industry recalibrated how they do these ratings to make a little bit more <hes> accurate and Old Town road is one of those songs that is crosses generations and genres it appeals to children and adults alike alison. What's on your mind Teigen's old time road? It's not all town. I called it Old Town road. No you guys the mistake. I may God I yelled aw I'm sorry I listen. I wasn't a choice else. If you pay attention you know it's what you did to the show. I didn't do anything to the show after the show. I am sorry okay. You're going have to leave and walked for the oceans. I don't WanNa do a team. Don't make its thousand nineteen hours and I don't want to do this publicly and have a human resources problem because I'm bossing you around but you've got to follow the rules in the rules of the rule. Show loyd show show off the rails N._A.. On me so row walk into the ocean. This isn't really what equality supposed to mean right that is straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless. Everything not only not straight targets crooked could talk like this is. You've put me in a very uncomfortable position and I I have not look shows good off the rails not on me. I promise you show Alison. It's two thousand nine hundred seventy everyone listening. He knows that I write to send you to the ocean for what you did to the show. You're an open defiance and you're giving me no ability to talk around causing me a human resources problem because I'm in power here and I'm telling you something that you have to do a rule that everyone everyone else abide doing. Here's where in a stalemate here. What am I gonNA do? They put a poll up. There's no wearing why fired her. Wow Wow what that allison of years unbelievable but as it you ruined the show Alison. I don't leave cover from. I don't think just today show I think we're now broken because Asia because of your contributions in this order there's chaos here..