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"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Young pieces, which Seaver and, and coups men know Nolan Ryan, you knew they had some pieces there, but nobody saw that, you know, one hundred wins in a world championship common. Nobody saw out, you know, it's interesting so many the players talk about kill Hodges and yell that he played an was just. Knowing went pull the guy went to pinch hit it was about the way he treated players, everybody knew their role. What is really what changed everything, you know, when killed Hodges became the manager that changed the entire, you know, you want to say calmer of the organization. You know the culture of the team. However, that's the popular word today. That's probably what, what you would say, and he really did change everything. And, you know all the different platooning need, who's only a couple of guys that played all the time against all kinds of pitching. Gil was the guy you talked to anybody today. Whether you talk to Klingon or Jerry Kouzmin Jerry grody, or whoever you talk about house talked today, that was on that team is going to tell you that Gill was the key to Gilles. Gil was the reason his team, you know ascended to the height. They. And one of the other interesting things you've got Hodges, who was a marine, had this bearing his mentality and Tom Seaver twenty four years old. Same bearing mentality and brought to the clubhouse. Yeah. Well, look, I mean it was terrific. Even on a couple of bad teams rookie year in sixty seventy one sixteen games. Same thing in sixty eight and sixty nine of course, it all took off on where he became wanted to get started to become one of the great pictures of all time. Now, you know, really cemented himself. And you're right. They had that mentality. You know was all about winning now. Is it near to focus winning the belief that they could win? I think that was a big part of what guilt brought to the table Seaver as well. But I, I want to go back to more would Gill on that, you know, he brought the belief that a team that they could win. And I think that's obviously a major part of it. And some of the guys we've spoken Tuesday. Wind spring training started. He held a meeting and physically said, you know what? We're not the lovable right. We've got an expectation here that his team can win. Well, that's exactly right. And that's, that's what I'm saying that he you know, he came there. And, you know, he changed that mentality that look to believe in themselves, that this team could be that the kind of team they turned out to be I mean, again, I don't think anybody maybe even Gill thought they were going to go on and win a world championship that year. But that's certainly changed it all the whole mindset like you said, you know, the lovable losers and being accepted as that as to be the best team in baseball. One of the great things about today. We're going to have the ceremony on the field. They're not a ticker tape parade. But classic right. Right, right. What do you think this means for fans to be able to pay tribute to these guys, you know what the Mets that we have not had a lot of championships here? I mean, there's only been two championships since they came into existence in nineteen sixty two and at sixty nine hundred is the first one. And the fact that they is I said came out of nowhere. There was nobody expected them to do what they wound up doing. You know that whole magical run. I know why is going to have a great thing coming up on this on Wednesday night, that whole run where you had the jets the Mets winning championships within about a fifteen months span of each other. You know that's coming up. So I that's going to be a good thing. And I think that's part of it. You know. I mean, wow. Where did this come from? So that's why you celebrate that. And like I said is the franchise here we only at two world championships. They've been to the World Series five times. It's a big deal when, when all team wins one and obviously, that's the first one and you know, it seems that is a good part of what brings up his surge of energy and interest that emotion is that fans have suffered for so lot of stuff going on right now. But by July first I mean you know what can you say so you look at where this team is now. And you think about the joy and the U fauria, based in part on the surprise it, it really is something to celebrate it, it is. And I hope that the that the fans because let's be honest. I mean it's fifty years ago. You know, you got to be an old guy like me to remember, you know, have been there and lifting the beauty of it. The beauty of it is, if you were born in nineteen sixty or nineteen seventy or nineteen eighty, you know, the history, of course, because there were no, no, no, no. You know, I mean, there's no doubt about that. No question about it. But what I'm saying is I just hope that the young fan appreciates you know what, that what that means? And you know what this, not only what, you know, what it means to organizations to, to mention being a met fan. But what it meant to New York City at the time. I mean it was it was used there's no doubt about it. So the classic car show will start on the new Tom Seaver way at one time. Twenty the mayor mayor de Blasio give the key to the keys to the city that some of the players the onfield ceremony begins three o'clock. We've got a special game coming up a two.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on Only A Game
"He basically said, you know, you guys are better than you think you lost a lot of one run games. If you can find some way to win those close games anything can happen. And basically, he was right after a lousy start. The Mets went on an eleven game late spring winning streak behind the lockdown pitching of Jerry Kouzmin and Twenty-four-year-old ace Tom Seaver, and anytime he pitched, you know that he was capable of pitching a complete game and winning when the nineteen sixty-nine regular season ended, the Mets were one hundred and sixty two Tom Seaver finished with twenty five wins and just seven losses. He later win the National League Cy Young award. He was widely celebrated in New York as. I'm Tom terrific, but his teammates also knew him as the humble, heart and soul of the team. The Mets made the World Series. But many predicted New York Cinderella season would end their against the powerful. Baltimore orioles. Seaver took the mound for game one and the Mets lost. But they bounced back to sweep the next four games. On. Waiting jones. The Mets were heroes in New York. I've talked to a lot of people over the years and probably one hundred fifty thousand told me they were at the last game on October sixteenth nineteen sixty nine when we won the World Series. And I think Shea Stadium at the time probably held fifty three thousand at most and either they were there in spirit. Are they were there in person it doesn't make any difference because I just think you know, they were there in the years in decades that followed members of the amazing Mets remained in the public eye. They attend events where the former teammates would relive their glory days, but sham ski knew that those opportunities wouldn't last forever. He had heard that Tom Seaver was suffering from Lyme disease, which was affecting his memory, he called shortstop, bud. Harrelson Tom's friend and roommate on the road Harrelson lived on Long Island and was in the early stages of Alzheimer's. We thought it would be a good idea for him to go out there and see Tom so in late twenty sixteen sham ski decided to organize a visit to see Tom Seaver, who lived with his wife Nancy at their calistoga, California vineyard, estate sham ski, also recruited former Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda who lived in New Orleans and pitcher, Jerry Kouzmin, who lived in the mid west, the two of them were just characters. I knew that if I got him together, I could stir some memories and stirs. Interesting conversation sham ski called Nancy Seaver, and asked, if they could visit Tom for a couple of days and she said, you know, you might come out here and he might not feel too good. And you might might be a wasted trip sham ski and the gang decided to risk it anyway..
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"It really is. And is, you know, they say these are the golden ears. Well, for some of us are not so golden. We've lost a lot of guys and that hurts. And so just a blessing to Bill to see the guys that will be there. So well, listen. Appreciate a couple of minutes. Enjoy it. When you come to town next week, it'll be fun. I'm show a foia. So a week from tomorrow, big day out at city field. So I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for a couple of minutes. You're welcome, by the way, my, the starting pitcher that night, have you seen the lineup? I have not seen it yet. But I, I would think yes, there's a very good chance you will be so I'm sure you'll be ready to go right? You got to go all the way to better cross by name off. Thanks very much. All right. Jerry Kouzmin really incredibly clutch pitcher. a lot of times people would say i'd rather see coups man that's not the knocked the great seaver we all know how grady was ciba was incredible pitcher but a lot of people thought that coups was one of those guys who just had the knack in the big game and he was the mets never mind the see in kouzmin on the mound in a big game he had a big game nature to them he was calm in those games he was competitive in those games and that was the biggest game after they engage in one the orioles the unbeatable orioles beat the mets four to one with ron amount don buford at a home run the sought the game they get beat full one not it'd be seaver c. a figuring all at a mets of dead i mean there's going to game too he goes and beats them goes with a no hitter okay and He pitches it one a classic game. And you're talking about a lineup. The Orioles loaded Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson. Paul Blair boob, pal. Andy at baron down the line. Great mazing hitting team great team. And they beat this team. Jerry Kouzmin will be on display. And just a note. And this is why a lot of treated yesterday is such a bizarre day. You just heard, Jerry. Kouzmin. Coming in talking about the golden years and everything else. The star that one of the laws that sixty nine team. Jimmy Kouzmin is six years younger than the met pitching.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Finally came to a close here. CBS sports radio. Andrew bogusch. On our vast. Look back the nineteen sixty nine New York Mets hag. They're still franchise record Levin game winning streak. Snapped by these Stanford Cisco giants, they would continue their west coast swing with a weekend series in Los Angeles Friday night Jews thirteenth at Dodger Stadium. A pitcher stool between Jerry Kouzmin and Alan foster, who's been gave up just a run in the second inning. But the Mets got nothing off a foster and lost one nothing Saturday. It was Seaver verse Sutton, the two future hall of fame righties, each one eight innings, but Seaver was better on the mound. And at the plate. He allow just one run on six hits. While driving to the fourth inning double Sutton did strikeout, eight Mets, but a lot of solo shots who are champ ski. In addition to Cevers to run to Bagger, he got his tenth win of the campaign in the series finale, Don Drysdale, bested, Jack loro the Mets lost their first series in over two weeks. The road trip would end with a stop in Philadelphia. Gary gentry got the star of the opener and was brilliant. Nine shutout innings nine strikeouts. Just. Chew hits JC Martin provided the loan. One of the seven with an RBI single that scored Ken Boswell game to the Phillies jumped all over met stuttered done Cordwell in the first dick, Allen homered to highlight a four run frame grand. Jacksonville Phillies went the distance striking out nine the Phillies, one seven to Jerry. Kouzmin righted the ship the next day with a four hit shutout while cream pooling Garrett each RBI singles to lead the match to eight to nothing win and a chance to close out the four-game series and the road trip with a victory. Tom Seaver got the call on that final game. You figure just to be an easy one. Right. Not at all. Seaver gave up three runs through five and the Mets trailed three one up KMart sham ski in a top of the six then he blasted a two one homers to tie the game at three remain that way into the eighth when sham ski again went yard for a four three edge in the bottom of the inning. Seaver gave up a leadoff double to Mike Ryan, who is then sacrificed to third one outbound Taylor reliever. Rick Joseph, rip day to one six. Single to left. The Mets found themselves trailing by a run and Seaver was on the hook top nine now JC Morton, walked pinch-hitter Ron's voters singled and Jerry grody les. Dennis sack fund to put two in scoring position. The Tommy AG struck out, though, with two down, Ken Boswell came through with a two one single, the Mets led six five and tug, McGraw closed the door and the bottom of the night. The amazes went home with a series win and an eight and four road trip. He was Thursday June nineteenth nineteen sixty nine the Mets were thirty three and twenty seven now just six games behind the first place cubs sixty games into this season to remember injured..
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Our dependence on foreign oil specially countries that hate our guts, if you really care about not only creating high paying career jobs for those Americans that unduly suffered under Biden, Obama, policies thirteen million more on food stamps, eight million more in poverty. But if you're gonna train truck drivers and the energy industry at eighty grand ninety grand starting salary a year and all the overtime, you can handle. That's going to raise the standard of living of everybody. It's not an accident that the Obama economy failed in every category, and that the Trump economy is literally breaking every single record imaginable, including the best employment situations in nineteen. Sixty nine Tom Seaver Jerry Kouzmin race, the Decky, Jerry grody Duffy Dyer backup catcher. But Harrelson Wayne Garrett. Let's see Ed crane poll, Tommy. AG Qiliang Jones. The nineteen sixty nine Mets somebody who saying what is wrong with you? Linda's looking at me now with that. What is that's the nineteen speaks while Healy tug McGraw in the bullpen and you had the world champions, the New York Mets the miracle of nineteen sixty nine. Well, we have an had and environment economically. That's been better for jobs since those guys were winning the World Series. Have you heard of any of their names? Tom seaver? Absolutely, not raise the Decky have no idea. What Terry Kouzmin I wanna go back to Mola? No, no. You've never heard Ed crane pool. No. Sean, I have never heard of Ed crane Paul something they use an dentist office. Tommy AG. Clean on Joe. But Harrelson Tom Seaver, she's not gonna know Ed crane. With an actor, actually, who was an actor, fever. Oh by now wasn't that in family ties when you're? Trivia day at the Hannity. Thank you. Welcome, sean. I'm so sorry. I should. What is wrong with saying, shish don't talk about the bad stuff time a magazine team? I ask you a question. What what is do you want to last night? I installed my SimpliSafe, you really did. I really did. I did a video of or Americans, according to Gallup, they're more freida burglary than any other crime. More freight even more the mugging terrorism car theft to murder. And by the way, study show over only ten percent of break..
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The world's economy, if you end our dependence on foreign oil, especially countries that hate our guts, if you really care about not only creating high paying career jobs for those Americans that unduly suffered under Biden, Obama, policies thirteen million more on food stamps, eight million more in poverty. But if you're gonna train truck drivers in the energy industry at eighty grand ninety grand starting salary a year and all the overtime, you can handle that's going to raise the standard of living of everybody. It's not an accident that the Obama economy failed in every category, and that the Trump economy is literally breaking every single record imaginable, including the best employment situations nineteen sixty nine Tom Seaver, Jerry Kouzmin, race, the Decky, Jerry grody Duffy Dyer backup catcher, but Harrelson weighing rare it. Let's see Ed crane poll, Tommy. AG Qiliang Jones. The nineteen sixty nine minutes, somebody who was saying, what is wrong with you? Linda's looking at me now with that. What is that's the nineteen speaks while Healy tug McGraw in the bullpen and you had the world champions, the New York Mets the miracle of nineteen sixty nine. Well, we haven't had and environment economically. That's been better for job since those guys were winning the World Series. Have you heard of any of their names? Tom seve? Absolutely not race. Have no idea. What Terry Kouzmin I go back to Mola? No, no. You've never heard Ed crane pool. No. Sean, I have never heard of Ed crane poems, like something they using a dentist office. Tommy AG. Clean on Joe. But Harrelson Tom Seaver, she's not gonna know. Ed credit was an actor, actually, who was an actor Seaver. Oh, I don't know. Wasn't that in family ties when you're? Trivia day at the Hannity. Thank you. Welcome, sean. I'm so sorry. I should use Larry. What is wrong with saying, shish don't talk about the bad stuff? You know, time is the magazine t-. I ask you a question what, what do you want as a last night? I installed my simply safe. You really did. I really did. And I did a video of and more Americans. According to Gallup, they're more frayed of burglary than any other crime. More freight even more. The mugging terrorism car theft to murder. And by the way, study show over only ten percent of break ins are planned beforehand. Rest of spur of the moment. Anyway, everything. That's horrible about the home security business. Our friends at SimpliSafe, they fixed it all, and that means you don't have to bust up your walls, paper installation than paint your walls. You don't have to sign any contracts. There's no hidden fees, install it in a half hour or less. You could take it to your new home or your new apartment. And by the way, it's the latest greatest best technology. Even the power goes down at works wifi goes down at works. And as a siren that'll scare the crap out of any burglar at anytime day or night..
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"The calendar hit June. That was all about to change. When we last folk, the Mets stood eighteen and twenty two. Tom Seaver getting, what would end up being a rare loss in nineteen sixty nine they would come home for an eight game homestand against the Padres giants and dodgers. The Mets suffered a three two loss to the friars their fifth. The row dropping them five games under five hundred but the turning points was upon them the second and final game of the series with the Padres would go to extra innings Jerry Kouzmin gave the Mets ten shutout frames, but the offense gave him zero support. But then bottom eleven bud Harrelson singled, Cleon Jones, and the Mets broke their losing streak. It was may twenty eighth. It would be two weeks before they would lose again. The San Francisco Giants came to shea next as Seaver weightings to bat put up three runs in the eighth to win four three w number seven perceiver on the seasonable, Gary gentry, then bested gave. Perry in the second game of the series. And the Mets went for the sweep back in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight they had slipped the dodgers a very first time. Could they do it now to the giants forty one thousand two hundred ninety four on hand Shea Stadium? They cheered into light as Joe Gibson, walked, Ron voted with the basic loaded to give the Mets that three-game sweep of one of the teams directly responsible for their existence. The Mets will one game under five hundred at twenty two and twenty three and who was in next those hated dodgers Kouzmin got the ball rolling with a complete game age strikeout effort in a two one victory. The Mets were at five hundred where they hadn't been since the first week of the season, could, they finally get over it with Seaver on the mound, was about to get real the franchise went eight innings striking out nine and the Mets filled by two. Ed crane Poole long balls went onto win. Five two. They had broken a five hundred Mark and we're set up for back to back sweeps of the two former New York baseball teams, the finale of this dodger series, was an epic wanted Bill singer got the store. Oh, LA Jack the loro for the mess. All they did was post dueling nine inning shutouts with singer striking out ten minutes. The game remained scoreless all the way to the fifteenth in a top hat ending the dodgers threatening gym lift fever. Doubled off, Ron Taylor. Billy Barka which pinch ram, and Ron fairly walked Bill also run it into a fielder's choice leaving on the corners the dodgers chance to break through. Al weis had other ideas as Bob Murphy would call it on the way. Second date. Play in the. By our I never. Great. But in the bottom of the fifteenth, Mets made sure to stay both five hundred. When Wayne Garrett singled in Tommy g for a one, nothing fifteen inning win that seven wins in a row and a second straight series tweet. He was June fourth nineteen sixty nine the Mets were twenty five and twenty three they would never be at or under five hundred again, but they were still eight and a half games behind the cubs in the NFL east as the same goes fast was yet to come in this season to remember. I mean. Time.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"League instructor for the Mets and Regan said by you know, by the time September came we were so tired, and and just completely guess, you know, we could barely even get dressed. And that had everything to do. I think with Leo Durocher just going to the whip. So called way too early Ernie banks was thirty eight that year about stir and he played in one hundred fifty eight games. Oh my gosh. And ran out your played one hundred fifty one and in the heat of the Chicago summer. So it was. Yeah. I mean, the Mets come back from from the depths was was one of the great late-season charges with ever seen. Now when I cover the Yankees, I love covering Mariano Rivera. I think more than any other player because I found fascinating. He was obviously really good at what he did in reading your book. You get the strong sense. You love to do the reporting Jerry Kouzmin, effectively the the Mets number to start or not as well known as Seaver, but that year, just as important Cushman was he was just a lights out competitor who had electrifying stuff, and and really probably because Tom Seaver was the franchise, and such and I kinda figure Jerry who's been never got his do. But it it's it's one of the more remarkable baseball journeys. I have ever come across. This is the guy who didn't play little. League didn't play Babe Ruth league, pony league high school college. He started playing ball on his older brother Orville beer league team in Minnesota as a teenager, and and the guy ends up, but he's a big strong strapping farm kid from apple ten Minnesota ends up. He goes into the army gets assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas and shows up at Fort Bliss and his catcher there is a guy from Staten Island. I'm John Lucchessi junior. And he sees Kouzmin throat the first time, and it closes father who's a Mets usher and says that we have a pitcher at Fort Bliss, you guys need to check out and that pitcher turned out to be Jerry Kouzmin of winner of two hundred twenty two major league games who signed by the way for twelve hundred dollars. I think the Mets got their how they got a little bang for their buck. Yeah. He turned out to be pretty well long career for them. What was an player interview that was especially memorable for you? As you went through the process of writing the book. Oh, gosh. You know, it's so it's so hard to choose. But I think, you know, one of my my my favorites on this team was was Ed Charles and Ed grew up in crushing poverty in Daytona, Florida and had there was violence in his home. He was homeless for a while he dropped out of school in eighth grade. And then dropped back in later, but he was sort of the spiritual soul and poet laureate of the Mets. And and this is a guy who in nineteen.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And that was of course, David Johnson. The second baseman of the Orioles who was then the coach of the nineteen sixty one thousand nine hundred six minutes that made that crucial third out. Anyway, I had to throw that in because I knew that art sham. Ski was a key member of this miracle Mets team playing right field and batting three hundred for the season. And it's the fiftieth anniversary of the team's astonishing victory. Drew closer. Art thought the getting some of his old teammates back together would be a great way. To celebrate. With the help of sports biographer Eric still Sherman. Sorry about that aren't in his teammates road trip to California to reunite with ace pitcher, Tom Seaver their jokes and stories along with oral histories provided by other teammates provide the backbone for the resulting chronicle of year of unforgettable baseball a book, titled after the miracle, the lasting brotherhood of the sixty nine minutes you can purchase after the miracle. Now, an art will be speaking at book culture and Long Island city on may thirtieth. We're joined now in studio by the miracle met himself are champ. Ski and sports biographer Eric Sherman, gentlemen. Welcome to all of that or show. Great to be here. Thank you. I'm absolutely potatoing. It's that exciting having you here. Can you tell me a little bit about what about just the idea the journey of getting you guys together to go and visit Tom Seaver and re and reunite for the anniversary this year, I met Eric. And we both thought about writing a book about this fiftieth anniversary this was two years ago. And we wanted to collectively we decided we wanted to do something different. We just didn't want to do a book that was about every game. And and and you could just go online and see that kind of stuff. There's so many books been written about that team in the New York Mets. We thought we try something different and Eric actually came up with the idea of saying, well, why don't we go out to see Tom Seaver? He's not doing much traveling. Now, he hasn't been been. Well, maybe it'd be great to take a couple of players out there and the good Jessica that were really. A tough thing because we had to figure out who to take to try to get them to coordinate. The trip out to beat us out in California. And and the real difficult thing was. Tom not feeling. Well, we didn't know if we got out there that he would be able to sit down with us because I did talk to his wife, and she said, you know, Tom has good days, and he has bad days. And so really was roll the dice and to make a long story short. We went out there. When we got there. We found out we thought he would be okay. We went and saw him for a day. And it was an incredible day for us to sit down and reminisce with him. And and and just talk about things that we all felt really strongly about and we were kids again and an Eric did a great job and putting it all together. And he got a chance firsthand to see the camaraderie that was on that team. And and the love that we have for each other. And and the book is really about that trip out there and some interviews with the players and then coming back from that trip. And it's really a book about about the teamwork about the love of your teammates and aging, you know, we all have gone through that. And and I think people will will find it really interesting to see how it all transpired after fifty years. Wow. Eric what was it like to tag along metro? Well, so we all arrived, art, art. And I traveled from New York. San Francisco with buddy Harrelson, Ron Swoboda, flew San Francisco from New Orleans and. Jerry Kouzmin from Minnesota, and we all converged on San Francisco International airport within thirty minutes of each other. I rented a big van I'm driving. I get Jerry kouzmine driving shot or riding shotgun. And in the backseat was buddy art in rocky Swoboda. I mean, can you imagine? I mean, the whole experience was really surreal. I've I've interviewed hundreds of baseball players in the other five books that I've written, but how do you compare and I'm a fly on the wall? And and listening to these great stories and within a few hours, I became one of them. And can you imagine a kid from the New York area experiencing that and being able to write about it? It was probably the highlight. Well, it was the highlight of my writing career, I can only imagine because even looking at the old games in hearing Lindsey Nelson again in hearing those names that as a fourth grader were burned into my brain in public school in queens, Ron Swoboda art, jam ski get this hearing, those names is amazing. And by the way, driving to Tom Seaver house, sit tight house. I it's it's amazing to me. I'm I was struck in reading the book by how many details you guys? Remember you in the teammates after all these years talk a little bit about that. Well, for you know, a lot of the guys who don't live in the area. Don't see or not talk about the team too much. I live in New York City area. So for me every day somebody talks to be about nineteen sixty nine. It was such a incredible year for for so many of us, and and fans, and and people who were around to see it in those who weren't even born who have been told about that team from their parents, and the grandpar- I always want to talk about the things that happened. He was such an incredible year with with things that happened on the field and off the field. And I think I think what people say to me why is that team remembered so so well, and so by so many people I think it has to do with where that team came from you mentioned before we were known as the loveable losers. I don't I don't get credit for being part of the bad teams there because I didn't come over to the Mets till nine hundred sixty eight. That's right. You weren't. Okay, art. You don't have to hold that. Okay. But but I was there in sixty eight when we finish nights a half game out of last place. And I think part of the reason that team is love so much is because of where we came from the fact that we we were so bad, and then we'd beat an incredibly great Baltimore Oriole team in the World Series. And the other thing I think to remember is what was going on in the world at the time in New York City in the late sixties were such a devastating time for sewer part of of life in New York, and in this country, the Warren Vietnam was tearing the country apart assassinations in the city of New York was going under social unrest, financially political upheaval. So I think what we did as a team we were able to make people forget about their problems for a brief period of time. And they've remembered that in pass that onto generations. And and I'm always happy when somebody comes up to you. I've had guys and girls who were in Vietnam and said to me, you know, we were in the worst place in the world. And for a brief moment, you made us feel better about our lives. And I. I think as a as a person, I think if you can make somebody feel better about their life at some point you really accomplish something. So I really like to hear those kind of stories, but I think those are two things that really resonate with people who remember that team to pass it on from generation to generation there's a great deal of pride and joy that you brought to New York. I remember that distinctly you've talked about the camaraderie of you guys in the players, and Eric I'm wondering for you as a sports biographer and someone who wasn't part of the team. What was that outside perspective? Like in to help you tell the story. Well, I couldn't believe how how much they remembered. You know, you're talking fifty years and the cameraderie in the back and forth to joking back and forth. And you know, you have you had all these dynamics. You know, you have the fact that buddy Harrelson was Tom Seaver is best friend and they're back together. Again, yet Jerry Kouzmin who's a pretty far right conservative with rocky Swoboda who's pre you know, they they call them the flower child. He's so there is all of this happening. And you know, I really thought, you know, I'm going to be a little bit anxious a little bit nervous. But as a writer. And as a biographer, you know, the pressure was on for me to just a sponge, everything just absorb everything and keep everything going and ask questions, and and make sure I'm recording it in some way. I mean when I was in in the van some of the stories were so great. I mean, I have to admit I was writing stuff down as driving and then going back and asking Kouzmin or Swoboda or art later. You know, true to repeat that please. So I could get it. Right. I was recording. So the weekend absolutely flew by. But it was just a wonderful experience. And you'll get the trip was actually just the spine of the book. You know, the first chapter in the last shoot to the planning of the of the journey. Yes. To savers and then the journey itself. And but the middle of the book was incredible to with the people that we got to speak to just real quickly. Ed, charles. He was our first interview, and it was like living history of the civil rights movement and his relation to Jackie Robinson. So that was intriguing. So so there's a lot to this book. It's really like to books in one. Yeah. There is I'm glad you mentioned that because this was a period where of course baseball was now integrated. But there were still quite a history of segregation and separateness in the major league baseball. And yet the Mets seem to. They had an integrated team and everybody did seem to get along. Really? Well, it was a great group of guys. And and you had best both worlds with the is. We had a player by the name of Don Clendenin who really helped us win and he got to the club in June. But he was a he was an instigator. He was kind of guy that would would yell across the room and get you going and just loved him for all that. He was he was a guy that really he was a lawyer we book. Yeah. He was a he was a lawyer, and he was a typical clubhouse warrior because he knew a little bit about everything in a lot about nothing. But. I'd like to say that about him. But he he unfortunately passed away. But on the other side, we headed Charles who was the calming influence on Ryan club. He was a guy that that would things would go wrong. You could just say what Eddie and he would make you feel better. He had gone through so much as a player he should have been in the big leagues a lot sooner and got caught up in segregation and all the problems of of a black athletes. Black baseball players, and Eddie was was a real charm on that team. And unfortunately, he passed away. But but we've lost ten guys from that team, unfortunately, but there's still a nucleus of of wonderful guys. And there's hopefully be a wonderful reunion in June. The metric gonna do a a weekend in June for us. And and I think fans will get caught up in in really enjoy seeing some of the players again can't wait for that. But going back to what you were just saying about at Charleston. Some of the other black players you write about the regrets that you have that you hadn't done more in the past to stand up for those black teammates when they have the state different hotel. Tells and I'm just wondering like, you know. What would you what would you do differently? I guess if you had that opportunity. I, you know, it's interesting you bring that up because I look back on that year particular nineteen sixty two I was playing in Macon Georgia. A good place to visit once in a while. But I spent a whole summer there and making Georgia, and we had to take the black players and dark skinned Cubans to differ hotels. They couldn't eat in a restaurant, and I look back on that particular year. And I think about what I could have done or should it done. And it was just a kid. I was I was just eighteen or nineteen years old just trying to get to the next level. And while we accepted it. I look back on it. Now wish I would have done something different. He's have been more vocal or focus stand. And and and really stood up for those those guys I really felt close to in retrospect, I'm sorry about that. But but again, we were just trying to get to the next level. We were all just young kids trying to make it to the big leagues. And and one Eddie told us that story when I knew about that story for him and the plight he had to get to the big leagues that Charles. I was so sympathetic to those because he was such a terrific ballplayer. And and we fans were robbed of seeing him play baseball in the big leagues because of it can you tell us. Yeah. And it was an amazing. If you guys were young, I think that's an important thing that people can forget, I mean, when I was looking back at the pictures and looking at everybody was like everybody's so young Gil Hodges so young you'll Hodges who is I think someone who's been overlooked by major league baseball and should be in the baseball hall of fame. I still don't get it. We can talk about that off air vote for you. Gotta get that going, but he had this platooning. He had this this policy of platooning positions can talk a little bit about that. I thought baseball notes I've got them right here in front of me. Gill was a manager that managed by feel. You don't see that much anymore in baseball. He he he didn't need sabermetrics with you the print outs of of certain things he knew his players that he wanted to get everybody involved on a.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Hi, Joe, Joe. Hi, guys. How are you? Good. Hey, Bernie Williams, he a better player than Harold Baines. Barney and. On the kangaroo. Hey, I put Bernie and Joe I think it's very possible that Bernie Williams getting the hall. The report out what I'm saying. We know what you're saying that we know and this has been going on for a long time where guys who are friends of friends get in Bill Mazeroski got him because reason no question. Phil Rizzuto got him because he was lobbied invite Ted Williams, right so years. So your point is, hey, someday, Don Mattingly may get in on the veterans committee, and he was on that. Ballot. Were Bernie Williams may gain or Andy Pettitte vague Evan my answer to you will be no one is off limits because we just saw Harold Baines. Smith, get no doubt. So thirty years from now when Brian Kenny is on the committee and Bobby Bray who is in the hall of fame. I will not be surprised. I will not be surprised again. Rankin. He May Day. Let's go to Derrick in Staten Island. Derek, our you. Hey, Joe and Evan. I want to practice. This by saying, I agree with you to a certain extent. But I have to disagree with you on on the envy paddock thing. Even though I agree that I don't think he's all famous. I don't think most Saul either. But you made a couple of statements that I think it's totally inaccurate number one. Jack Morris wasn't close to the basket during the eighties dates, Mike, Scott Orel Hershiser Roger Clemens off Derrick Derrick, Derrick. I've said let me just clarify. I look at numbers with him. Because I didn't see him pitch. Right. Mitt that. And I know that there's a different appreciation that you get for a player when you watch them. I don't think Moore's famous. I have heard as explanations for why he's a hall of fame wrong. And why can't look at the numbers about how good he was in the eighties. So I am not claiming he's the best pitcher of any founding was best picture the eighties. But he was again, it's it's the wins. He had I know you don't wanna put a big deal on wins. But thirty years ago. And the fact that he was did we did in the playoffs had some huge playoff moments for three different teams. Now, could I make my point real quick you let me go. Yes. Look, I I understand that and Evans, right. His postseason numbers were very comparable who was playoff numbers. Now had a few clunkers in the postseason Cleveland. Anaheim arizona. Joe Torry routinely with all the pictures that the Yankees had in those late nineties repeat routinely pitched this guy in game two, and he always did it because of the Yankees lost game one. He wanted to right the ship and game to all right? This guy's outpitched. John Smoltz in the playoffs. Now, I'm not advocating that he's a hall of Famer, but you guys were comparing him to Mike Mussina, and you asked a couple of calls if you think he's better than Mike Mussina. I'm a Yankee fan. It'd be better than Mike Mussina. I don't care what the numbers say Corey had more faith. And you know, what I'm in to partially agree with you hear these two very different questions. There's who's the better pitcher? And hey, Joe, I'm giving you the decision to start in a game. It's a different day yesterday. Big game. I'd rather have Andy Pettitte. That's me. Okay. No. I I actually agree with you. But that's a different question. Right. Cliff Lee put together some incredible postseasons, right? If I asked you to you rather start cliff Lee or name the hall of fame. Greg maddux. You may say cliff Lee, Greg Maddox was clearly the better paper now. So I think those are separate questions when you say who do you trust in a bigger game? And who is the better pitcher who you trust in a big game is very different. My dad always used to tell me is the biggest Seaver fan. Boy. Tom Seaver wasn't great in big spots. Now that doesn't mean he's not a first bowel. Right. The greatest of all. Time. But again that always sticks out to me, which Seaver was losing game six to catfish honor and seventy three. That's the I mean. He lost three two one two catfish hunter in that game game six with the Mets up three games to two when the series, and you know, you could argue the point that Yogi should've pitch George stone in that game and save Stephen for game seven that forever instead of coming back up with Matlock pitched on two days rest day, if I'm not mistaken in that game seven, but it looks even worse game one the World Series. The orioles. I haven't approached with this question. I mean, you know, if you give the right answer to this question is gonna make me look, very smart. If you disagree that it's just time big game. Who even the baseball to Tom Seaver, Jerry Kouzmin. Tough call. It's a tough call. Jerry Kouchner was better in the World Series and six in sixty nine one both starts. Yeah. Okay. So isn't that kind of game one tremendous had like a no hitter through seven innings of game too. I think they want to to one is that not a. Jerry kouzmine was a we start talking about guys who are hall of fame caliber bitches, it might be seen. I don't know if you'd better pitcher, Jerry Coleman, and Jerry coups was not even thought about it. All right. But that's the pride that the questions are set. Don't be Jerry kouzmines to twenty two and two. Oh, nine with a three three six, right? Okay. The province. He's never led the league in anything except loss. You never wanna Cy Young twenty one year for the Mets. Yep. Nineteen seventy seven right. He finished second in the Cy Young voting once. So that's good. Was that the Randy Jones Seventy-six? Yeah. You tell me Mandy Joanie one in ten six nine Jones. At a Padres wanted. The no one would ever dispute Tom Seaver was better pitcher and Jerry Kouzmin. Yet. When I asked her coups tremendous pitcher. Not knocking them. Tom was one of the greatest of all. But if I ask you who you rather starting to big game you thought about that's all you need tremendous. That's why doesn't get probably the credit. He deserves. Right. That's why like somebody could call up today. And I would get it. If they said, I would understand if they said, you know, what I'd rather start Andy Pettitte the big game in Roger Clemens. I get down. Does anybody think? No. He wasn't better. Okay. So that point when people make it it's a resident did he if you should go to the hall of fame who's been when twenty foot of twins too. He did. Correct. Nineteen seventy nine twenty games. He won twenty games twice in his career once with the Mets the twins. But he led the league in losses twenty. Did. He did loosen the strike short season. So you kind of. A very good career. Now, he was he was very good. But it just shows you the difference between do I trust this guy in a game versus as he better than that guy. Ozzie in woodridge. What's up guys? Hi. Hi, guys. How're you doing? Not as good as you was that is true. Short list of guys doing better than Ozzie Ozzie who I love on your team kind of getting a loving actually believe it or not the Atlanta Hawks. I love John Collins you deal with his trade. You ready? I'm gonna give you I'm gonna give route. And I'm gonna give you Denver's number one. Wow. And I'll throw in the Knicks second round pick. Wow. Would you make that trade? Let's go live. Now. I gotta go back. Yeah. We can develop my own place. No, Kenny Kenny Kenny Kenny spellcheck now. No. Hey, Greg it out of the. His rep was developing young players. And he sure is doing that. I always giving them credit for that the two things I rip them forward was not playing cards and number two just their lack of execution late games, which they've cleaned up. Their great Layton games now. But that John Collins you got green building block to build around. He's a hell of a player, man. Thank you. Thank you. Yes. He's better than me. I'm happy for Andy Pettitte getting the, you know, the number of votes to be alive again next year for the hall voting because I want him to be just like he was the first known that being enshrined in somewhere like monument park. I want him to have the honor of being the first known use had to go into the hall as well. Come on. You you you can't you can't stand dandy Pettit? I know. Yeah. I know. I know what can I tell you tell me what what are you have more respect for Roger Clemens who pose a shaggy who basically got caught and says it wasn't me than I do for Andy Pettitte who hid behind family. And God when he admitted it though. Ozzy. Cambrian God Ozzie. Why do you think Andy Pettitte used HGH because him and rocket where anabolic brothers and wherever the rocket went Andro when they were. Drugs image. No. The timing of winning. The did it kind of leads towards the belief that he did it to recover from injury. I have a question for you. Do you have a problem with guys using HGH to recover from injury? Evan who is his best friend? And then following them to Houston cool them, and you don't think that they were training together. And they were doing it together. I think. That I didn't dispute that and by the way, I've Roger Clemens go to the baseball hall of fame is would you have a problem if I did HGH now you want a fifty dollars on your driver. Dak prescott. Probably no it wouldn't make him a better throwaway. He's not a window. Just throw. You think they weren't training together? And he didn't use it for performance reasons. Then I believe I believe based on the facts that were out there that Andy Pettitte did it to recover from it. I do too. Okay. I due do today admitted it did admit it Roger Clemens never admitted. Nothing. This guy admitted he's still denying it to this day. I mean, you still like, you know, as clean as a whistle. You know, who's the guy again was the guy that was. That he was involved with the guy who was the country singer. Now got now. Oh, Brian Mac OS their trainer McNamee says NBA McNamara. What about him? He was like. Supposedly like shoot his wife. Yes. I mean, God some of the stories like ridiculous. Yeah. They they are kinda crazy. But you know, what I'm going to give is Ozzy credit for his call, even though he's just a Yankee hair. Right. We have spent a decent amount of this show talking about independent and talking about his career. And that may have been the first time we even talked about HD age, which shows you how little that impacts most people like no one brings it up, right? Even the guys I guarantee who are anti-steroid guys even he doesn't bring it up with Andy Pettitte forgotten Mandy McCreary Mindy mccleary. I know, unfortunately, really, very unfortunate sad story. But the HGH steroids performance enhancing drug thing, it never stuck with Andy Pettitte. To me. I would not vote for him. Because of that..
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"And he told report he was going out there to see if you could find to be so, and it it he actually sued the city suit, Billy more at least there's the Yankees or the Mets Elliott Maddox and a bad situation. So any judgments, but that's the Yankees made for Shea Stadium. Certainly did not work out. Well for Elliott Matic's, you know, other than that. I think that you know, there was not much that could be done because they did bring in as I mentioned Jim catfish hunter was the premier pitcher in that day, and you know, shape, did and it was a good pitchers park. You know, it's it's it's one of the reasons that guys like, you know, in the sixties and seventies guys like, Tom and Jerry Kouzmin Matlock had such great success because often if the balls went up, you know, between left center and right center, shake they weren't going out of the park. And you know, I think that that hurt the Yankees and seventy four and I think they did make some adjustments and seventy five to try to alleviate that. But again. I didn't wanna make too many. You know roster moves that they couldn't undo because insanity. Six going back to that, you know, short right field porch and also on the football side. Right. It also seems to me to that. You know adjustments had to be made. I'm not sure it's as as as dramatic or as pronounce say on the baseball side because there are nuances to baseball every park has different right? We're football is, you know, in a standard grid and the great is a grid. Right. I mean, maybe there are adjustments from the circular winds of shave versus say what a Yale bowl data didn't have. But it did seem to me that you they had the each team had to kind of not only account for sort of that overlap of the of the baseball season those first couple of weeks, but it seemed to me they had to kind of jam in a lot of home games near sort of the tail end of the schedule at I if I'm not mistaken, it looks like that the the giants and the jets had to play back to back games on a couple of weekends, which by the way could not have been great for the turf, but. You know? I'm sure it. I do I have this right? The giants had to play two of their weekend games near the end of the season on a Saturday while the jets had to play that Sunday. And I think the giants because of that lost out on being televised. And some of the other goodies that come along with a regular schedule game. Yes. Your personal. You're absolutely right. That there was Saturday games, which was unusual to for the in the first place. And you know, you mentioned, you know, adjustment that had to be made. And and you're right football is is a much more, you know, grid like sport. And you gotta you know, you run from from goal line to goal line. But but but so many challenges that the football players had with a one of the gentlemen, I got to speak to Richard caster. Who was a all pro tight end for the jets that year. And you know, he said, you know, name would be under center, and, you know, kicking his legs up and literally giant sunk of whatever was left in the tourist would come up and. You know, it was that was actually part of the the game plan. It's not not game plan so much as it was part of the to deal with was turf coming up flying out give it the field was so bad. Now, again, I don't think it costs the jets and giants any games..
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"You don't want your quarterback to me jerry williams right i'm happy that jaren that's an upgrade any other jerry's jerry lawler cons of cherries the only three though the jerry hairston junior and senior for that matter both in there are they both jerry's are you sure about that i mean if there's a terrier person i don't know i don't know if it's jerry hairston though there isn't a jerry hairston senior that played them baseball otherwise why would there be jerry jerry hairston junior everyone here i'm looking at gerry hair sir moore's father after one of the things i've said and that's eight a lot who specializes a pinch hitter jerry hairston senior fourteen year career a while spouse it's bit uncertain adriano jerry stackhouse good that great lots of good jerry's jerry lucas jerry slum i let's go out to but just so we're clear the canes quarterback is not jerry williams jaren of cullum chair for sure jerry kouzmin coups jerry sloan mentioned of the jerry recco jerry stiller very recco yeah right update guy wfan what are the all time greats i i have a weird list of the greatest update anchors of all time give us give us less would you like it yes jochen top five top five so number five jonathan run fast yeah there at jerry buss number four jerry recco etc to find out this top three number three kevin rogers number two brendan tobin covens berry get it's amazing that all these grades are in the miami market jerry recco is new york i know but it's but it's amazing that we have so many top five talents these are local the duke is the duke is probably the best of all time like nationally the really to do better than looney phil i of other lucy haven't welter lisa.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Pick your poison here's what i joe out of your mouth i'm just glad to god did they both on our team for this listen how even these guys off jacob is pitched six nine two innings okay and yeah korea is the world cooler numbers and and syndergaards don't three seventy four so the guam's a little less than double he's fifteen games over five hundred forty seven thirty two half the innings pitched he's seven games over five hundred again about half is syndergaard right this get this the old standard for pitcher right jacob is a two point nine five syndergaard is a two point nine six you ready for this jacob one point one to syndergaard one point one five it's i don't care which one you wanna call it as we like to guam better he you like they're both great they're both you know they keep it up hopefully they stay away with from what dot did and they're both dot one more time except they don't own all the baseball i mean right now judges doc but they both you know off the charts keep them both and if he wants to scream syndergaard is betty got a wonderful sold have of fight over dinner at interesting stuff good stuff starts with i hate stats but here's a lot of but i'm telling you i like extremely close not anti syndergaard not anti ground to me it's just felt like since jacobs gotten here he's always been the second guy i who's to matt harvey we all conveniently forget that matt harvey as it we don't know what jacob degrom has i'll never forget that that was beautiful and now it's no this is the guy that gets disrespected it's almost like seaver enthused jerry kind of gets lost in a shovel because seaver was one of the great pictures of all time but jerry kouzmin was a born line hall of fame pitcher i mean he was a tremendous pitcher and you know let's not forget jerry cruise men in the world series in one thousand nine sixty nine.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The dodgers tonight pitch count pitch count pitch count you wanna work that pitch count you wish tonight if you the dodgers edgardo lead north because god he goes up there in need of starts to gave a one was a eleven pitch should path it's sows of three three two fitch is you know judge leslie crazy now you'll love having a guy like that but that's what you need you need somebody who can see those kind of the pitches it really makes a big difference it really does john in new jersey was upjohn hello mike regarding the pitching guess how they stay in about a year ago with tom i put my girlfriend down the sure winick city in one a guy on a featureless with aa pitcher for the baltimore orioles that i said why did they blow after arm shirley he said well he hit if you watch it when we were younger fever a lotta guys were the pro with their legs art of oerlikon day and then he said we were caught the and and pro eat that great latah guy at math except by conquering beat eighty miles an hour think knew how to pay it could that where i would like to get back to tell you could get a little more integral crazy what they're doing now well he's right about that now that was the group walker way now guys like nolan ryan and ciba will blessed off great gifts pla well you realize you had nolan ryan yet seaver yeah headed jerry kouzmin guys who did not have all miseries now they did it listen tree head on problems.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"For the number eight a number nine hitter and as it turned out those were the two guys the drove in the only two runs they got so that according to bed what he was thinking but go ahead sure to bat wrought addict or if there was nothing wrong adding pitcher great game one more thing pure got exactly right these other people have to an ira with talking about but chapman sitting in the dugout her while you know i love to undergo while he was fouled to oppose bore i kept chapter now you gotta jacket aren't now all right he's not going to be able to play cuba night anyway great and then he walks the first matter right right of ben ben your thinking and does not alone as the yankee fan of course i did see savannah thea cc sabathia for four and a third had only given up pick it had nine strikeouts it's for foreigners third innings cc sabathia at his advanced age here was cc sabathia looking like the best left hander you would ever seen ever including all warinspired or is steve carlton or jerry kouzmin or a yd four word or a lefty gomez he was looking like the best lefthander you've ever seen in your life and run just bringing up the ghost of his prime not even in his prime was he going in any postseason game four and a half innings of one he had ball strike king up nine steve is calling from manhattan and steve you're on a fan of new york city what's going on steve kunwar champagne shower creek old road and the guy at work we wanted to know how i knew there would be a game five that was easier eyesore game 5 tv guy i see and now we'll wait a minute of your tv guide is going to tell your your radio guide is going to tell you that the devil's iran on friday night so i guess we'll have to have the yankees ne not on the radio what do you think steve i i figured out of your yankee baseball october ryan isn't what we do in october i would think so and also i tell you what.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"That's great price and that's not all therefore from birmingham pulp by the way we got to close off the baseball talk for the night because my buddy clark down in hunted philadelphia there's more guys that i ever would've thought i will though some of these names make sense others who of one twenty wins in one season and than twenty losses in the next this comes as a consequence of a quick little back and forth that i had with david waved the red sox lost tonight and red sox have pitcher won the seiyung would last year lost in his record now is four and fourteen rick poor selo and so david speculators who wouldn't it be horrible if he went from seiyung winning twenty one overs while he was 24 things 24 and four last year losing twenty the next year so wooded should go that steve steve carell clarke excuse me clark joe osha boston braves i do not remember him bobo newsome avert of alex kelner pitched for the a's murray dixon pitch for the a's amongst other teams larry jackson was a nationally pitcher mel stottlemyre in stand bonds in both of whom bonds in who both were front yet he pitchers stott of meyer in bonn sent bonds in who is from council bluffs i will why i remember that god only knows jerry kouzmin the great lefthanded with the mets who ran some trouble with the irs in his post baseball career and wilbur would won twenty and lost 20 the now next season clark great job great job for this i should have a look at wasn't bad i guess ned garver he won twenty one year and lost eighteen i think it was a lost eighteen in one twenty the next he got to be a great pitcher with a bad team to win twenty one year and lose 20 the next but that's not we're talking about oh no this is the 20th hour of the week we've had a very busy week nights i we started off talking about the supreme court's a state supreme court decision a outlawing civil detainers in massachusetts with professor jack beer in a bus university law school monday night we had our comcast executives in.
"jerry kouzmin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The dirt that badly fool the mets danny heat for strike three and the 38yearold righthander became the first pitcher to reach the four thousand strikeout mark ryan express would continue for another eight seasons believe it or not and along the way you would fan rickey henderson for number five thousand before retiring with a record fifty seven hundred fourteen gays in route two cooperstown and of course the mets a given up on ryan after only three seasons trading the 24yearold far bar for shortstop jim forgo seat according to then general manager bob shipping i can't rate him in the same category with tom zero jerry kouzmin or gary gentry what a boomer science what if he didn't have to make any car payments for five months she's think what you could do with the extra money paid seven robert wright out my friends at offering no payments for five months during the summers on us sales of that qualified buyers get zero percent apr financing and no payments for five months on the rugged sorrento the sporty optima and the one of a kind soul or the sporty forte for all the details good at kia dealers dot com or stop by your local new york new jersey are connecticut dealer clearing the key is summers auto sales event and tell them evans censure kantor presents the nation's joe adrian so off say hello the mouth little free kantor's voice from out even after be good you just have to say it and your tv finds it not the nutcracker voice remote on consular from cox cable tv reimagined to get you write to the good staff available arrangements with customers in classes his brother's wife rapids feeling that'll things searchable other conditions upon what's up everybody da here damon amendolara host of the da show on cbs sports radio.