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"jim leyland" Discussed on Doug Miles Media
"Talk a little baseball right now to switch gears and as we said A man been part of the pittsburgh pirates organization. In the past mike lowenstein joining us right now on the telephone wrote a book called the nineteenth year sweep simmer with the pittsburgh. Pirates and mike. Is that you on the line. Go my salary mich up there with the phone. Glad you're with us don anderson and the man with the tonight. How are you good thank you. How are you doing well. Yeah had a chance to to read through the book and we can of commiserate with you. mike Done and i down here in sarasota brandon. We've had a chance to To see the pirates over the last several years in spring training and I guess we feel for a little bit. We appreciate it You have to do the whole twenty years to really be in the club but you can be an honorary member well mike. I'll tell you that. I was talking to doug about this and and i worked for the phillies for so many years and what a great rivalry was down through the years and between the pirates of the phillies and when the theme broke up and bonds left and so forth this one. And we'll talk about. You've probably got a lot of your book but it's really discouraging. I commend the people. Pittsburgh who have supported this baseball team without having a winning season and really being relevant In such a long time. yeah. I appreciate that Fortunately on this issue. I'm old enough to remember when the pirates were good. And and i do. Vividly remember the rivalry with the phillies in the seventies and early eighties and and When we were in the same division unfortunately our kids You know have never really experienced that. Except when they were very very small mike going back to the the the sixty team play the yankees in the world series. And then of course the the great teams in the early seventies with roberto clementi and and those great pitching staff you had and the team the one hundred seventy nine. The we are family years. What he's charged and all that but Had some years through the eighties and then again it kind of up again in the early nineties. A guy that Doing very well now with the tigers. Jim leyland was your manager..
"jim leyland" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Today, he's running the board and producing for those of you at home. I don't know this. There's always just two people. It's like the city. There's always two. There's one who runs the board, and there's a producer and this morning he's the only one doing both things and I've been worried about you all that I told my wife. Yes, that's how we got to take care of Mikey. See, we gotta make sure that we take care of him. He needs to have a great first outing and we have done nothing. We're showing soon We're showing cigarette ads we're talking about. It's gonna break. It's gonna break s O at 9 59 30. Whatever it was that way you hit the terminal break. You're going to run out the door. It's gonna be like James Bond's car with the ejection seat in it. You're gonna just take off at the ceiling. I just wanna make sure you're all right. Just just go to break and get to show over with. Oh, you know what? My bad Mikey. It's a good thing to say. It's funny Leland stories. Are you gonna mention Jim Leland and I'm the start. Yeah. You just right. You mentioned Jim Leyland and automatically smells like you know, my granddad's living room. It's just, you know, it's just like a gnat like we're inside a natural, disgusting habit. You know what? I think you're right. I think it is time We're gonna pause for a second, and I just want everybody to ruminate on this as I used to marinate in the smoke. In the media center of the Richmond International Raceway Back in the nineties. I don't want to generalize I don't like to just just throw out stereotypes about people, but I'm assuming the people we're going to talk about straight ahead. Most of them were probably burning one down right here at 9 40 in the morning. The hillbilly headlines are straight ahead. It's Marty McGee on ESPN Radio, the S E C network in the ESPN out. We're back on Monday, and we've got the seven seed favorite against the two seed in the NBA playoffs, So we'll tell you why. My Lakers title chances or.
"jim leyland" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Cincinnati had one and Pittsburgh and they were all you know, multi purpose for two to team two different sports, But this one is baseball. Only It is just beautiful and it's not too far. It's right around. You know, Heinz Field is in this side of the road down from it. Yeah, a little bit of weight so that you know, some of them or on top of each other, Like in Philadelphia. They're all right on top of each other. But it's it's a beautiful shot to watch a game on TV. Because of your beautiful sight lines of Pittsburgh. The problem is a lot of those buildings are empty. And that's sad when you walk around Pittsburgh and, you know, get your Paro G. Uh, the they are having a parolee races her back. They started them on the last think earlier on the swamp stand. When they were playing Cincinnati. They were not allowed to do it on the field. But a lot of those protocols have been relaxed a little bit, so you'll see the probie races which are always fun. And the main thing is, you know, it's just a beautiful looking ballpark. They're not gonna have a lot of fans there. This team is not very good. They have been good for a number of years. Last year, they were horrible. But that center field camera is really enjoyable to be able to watch the picture. Better confrontation. And Shawn Estes is on the broadcast type. So and Sean, those pitching as well as anybody will be able to make that center field camera shot come alive for you. Yeah. Just like If anybody has an opportunity to ever go there, it's just it's It's a cool city. Like you said. It's It's unfortunate what has happened, because when I lived there, the Steelers really good the pirates or at least passable, so people went to the games and there's a lot. There was a cool bar scene and With the park's being close enough together. If you know if something was going on, it was just a real bustling place. In fact, and I was there. Rod Woodson's restaurant was still open, which it's not anymore, obviously, but there was a bunch of cool restaurants, Bunch cool bars, there was a vibrant downtown area. And even where the Penguins played, and I was there when the igloo was there was still, you know, kind of a buzz of place. But now when you do sports talk there, you talk about the Steelers Third string quarterback before they just people just they're not in the Pirates. If you're not gonna win for us, long as they haven't won You're not going to keep your players. We talked about this with the A's. We'll talk about it with Marcus because he had a great piece will do that at the bottom the hour, But people there just don't have the tolerance and especially as good a zoo. The seals have been they have a high expectation level of their teams. And if you're not going to reach it, they're not gonna come out and so, like you said you just they just won't see the fans because they don't like the product. And you're gonna not a capacity anyway, but I mean, obviously they know the way our family the great Willie Starr, Jal's Pirates one and 79. They have not won since Bonds. His teams were Right there. They just could not one of the playoffs, which Jim Leyland they lost three straight years. 91 92 93. And then the more recent years, Uh You know, Giant speed. I'm gonna wild card game on Grand slam by craw and bomb went in there and shoved And so they've had had a couple of good teams back to back. They went they they've had hard time in the wild card. Uh, you know, Johnny Cueto did pitch there with Cincinnati and everyone who dropped the ball on the whole place was going John s. So he's gonna pitch, I think On Saturday. But I remember going there is a kid my my older brother. He's 10 years older than May. I used to work there and I'm never going there. John Candle area threw a no hitter. When I was there against the Dodgers, So I think that was like 75 or 76, the candy man can and I remember so well. My brother lived on the other side of the Fort Pitt Tunnel. And as a kid, you go through the Fort Pitt Tunnel. And you come out of it. It's so it's just you at the time he had three rivers off to the left. It was like, Wow, when you came out of that tunnel, maybe like going over the Bay Bridge, But you can't see anything like you're going through a tunnel to get through it like going the other direction when it was used to be a tunnel. Anyway, when you came out of it, it was like, Wow, Look at this Sprawling metropolis right here. You thought you were in Manhattan. It's amazing now doing as an adult and having seen, you know, big cities. This isn't what I thought. It wasn't a kid. But three rivers was off to the left. There was an area to Oliver Plaza. We used to always go to what was that old it? Still, they're one of my favorite in the Rader stayed there. Giant stay there. There's a classic old hotel. Right in downtown Pittsburgh. What you call the Ben Franklin. Maybe or He's got the greatest lobby. Yeah, never about. In fact, I would go there. Not when we didn't even stay in that hotel and just they have a Starbucks right in the lobby. There, get a cup of coffee and just hang out and read. And it's got the greatest vibe. The rooms are incredibly small. Where you You feel like you are in Manhattan and you want They're gonna get the hell out of this room and put in the lobby. The greatest lobby bar. The Grand Hyatt New York is the greatest lobby in the history of lobbies. I mean, that's that's incredible. They got a great lobby bar there, but the remember what the name of it is an old Classic Pittsburgh or tells the world it wasn't Was it the William Penn her now? Yeah. William Pan. Not bad. Ben Franklin. What I think was the William Penn and that's it because that was the one that everybody talked about. And we'd go down there sometimes, too, But, yeah, it's it's you know what it's just it's a It's a think about Pittsburgh. That's interesting for people who've never been there never hung out. It's not East Coast. It's not Midwest. Pittsburgh is its own little literally Berg, and it's just It's really just an interesting place. But like you said, it's fallen on hard times of downtown area and so forth, but Park is cool. The park is really cool. So What's that trolley?.
"jim leyland" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Walk on and By the way he's halfway through graduate degree right now and they ended up giving him a little bit of a scholarship as it went but You know listen you could say this guy still has limited punting experience it. It doesn't matter at this point You know there was no combi and there was no personal visit or workout for him and he said i believe it helped me a lot to do a lot more to get interest from teams. Initially i was getting requests for paperwork but before the pro day. I wasn't even getting a phone call. But since the pro day i've had zoom calls and teams want to know about my personality. And who i am and they check my paperwork and check all those boxes that scouts have to check there have been some teams that have asked me to tape some recent workouts. I don't think. I should share which teams that has picked up so i take that as a very good sign. They're seeing what they wanted to so listen. He was in the same draft as mike trout and he was seen as one of those. I mentioned the best high school pitcher in the draft. But he told everybody. Don't draft me. Because i'm going to. Lsu centigrade told me the same thing he pitched for team usa. Coming out of smyrna high school in tennessee. He said i wrote a letter to every team. Saying i'm telling you right now. If you draft me. I guarantee you i will not sign. You'll be throwing away that pick for a year. I'm going to vanderbilt well. A lot of teams got scared. He was in the same draft. Is mike trout and oh nine. A lot of teams got scared off but the pirates just for fun drafted him in the six round just to see what will happen and then they threw first round money out him and he decided to sign and he spent three years in the south atlantic league in west virginia and talk about the brutal bus trips and with future major leaguers on that. Bus like tyler glasnost and josh bell. He pitched in fourteen games at high. And that's as far as he went. You just could not maintain any sensation in his pitching hand and he just lost feeling in it and what's ironic to another pirates minor league. The time named has got the left baseball as well and then he went on to south carolina to play tight end and then he was a first round. Pick of the ravens. How about that not too bad. But von rosenberg said my middle finger. It was split down the middle. The outside-half was nominee inside wasn't and then the next day it would linger on and i can't fill sensation in my outside. Fingers was kind of bizarre philosophy issues. One outing we'll be up to ninety five the next hour. Top out at eighty eight so in his mid twenties with a career. Er a four and a half through six years. No solutions to any of these physical Problems he was at a crossroads keep grinding. Hope something changes or just do everything he said at the end of two thousand fifteen and i had a lot of my mind. It was hard to say. My i was over and accept that but i was like now's the time to create a new dream and that's how i have been my whole life if i don't have a goal in front of me it's difficult to go out with a positive attitude not that i get negative but i need to have a gold strive for and i needed a new goal at this point for some people. It's a marathon. Why can't run twenty six miles. So i knew i had to find something else to strive for and in fact. Lsu member josh. Booty usage shows with me in studio years ago former first round. Pick of the miami marlins and he said jim leyland said. You're the best defensive. Third baseman i ever seen what he told me at a cup of coffee with the marlins but really work out. Went back to lsu. Came the quarterback there and ended up Being a reserve on the browns and the seahawks never got into a game course. The older brother of john david booty. Usc grantham by the vikings. I believe so. He went back to plan death. Valley the bayou bengals so Like you said he went back and he had this elite arm that he'd been harnessing his whole life and he said. I'm going to go back and do josh booty. I'm going to be a baseball player. Who goes back to be in a quarterback and the coaches at the time thought. Wow yeah it's worth a try. You know this guy was was fantastic. And he wasn't going to beat out danny outlaying. Who right now is. The third stringer for the seahawks. Finally enough and the playback he said the playbook and the nuances of the position were kind of overwhelming. But they thought that you know you're big enough to play tight and if you want to. So then one out mentioned he gained forty pounds. He said oh my goodness i ate like four breakfast sandwiches every day. Before ten o'clock. I drank four thousand calories of shakes a day. I was miserable. I don't like reflecting back that. Well the thing is you can get fat but you need muscle especially if you're going to take on the best athletes in the sec. On the other side of the ball. You talk about those defensive ends and outside linebackers on rosenberg said quote pretty quick. I got sick of them. Throwing me around and getting thrown around by arden key in those guys blocking them was not very fun. arden key. Now at the raiders by the way so then he thought punter and said i have a big leg. I making me the backup on her and he said i was a backup on her and then pretty quickly after that i was a punter and he said he did punt a little bit in high school so he said that i kinda retire myself. What to do. When i was in high school a guy that i played football with Try to play quarterback and then Didn't really work out. And then he went to a big school and he never played and the next thing i knew he led the nation in punting for division. Three menlo school. I thought wow. He was always a good athlete. He finally found what to do and There was so in his third year on the team. He's the punter and he's recording. Nfl caliber hang times and he's playing on national television and now everyone starting to get a look at them a little bit as they said it wasn't.
"jim leyland" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"Like like you know people want people knew john gibbons and they love playing for john gibbons played receive gas in love. Playing for seato gaston. That's the same thing as bringing in the bright manager like that. That would be a reason that you could bring in free agents. you know. it's a lot different. If you've all of a sudden had like jim leyland playing in toronto that you can bring in some extra talent that might be the reason. Some of those free agents want to come to toronto to and they're talking about expanding the brand all that good stuff one of the ways you could do that is by doing that biggest catches right now with this front office. They will never be an old school manager like that in toronto for the foreseeable future that i don't know i don't know that you know putting that sort of pressure or putting that sort of incentive on him is productive because i honestly after thinking about it. I think this mainly falls on the front office if not entirely think about it. If they're gonna dangle that in front of montiel right look if you gotta make the playoffs you gotta make push our jobs online. Okay gimme a staff. That can do that right. Gimme me a capable staff on offense and defense that can push me to the playoffs and we just you know sort of agreed that the manager doesn't typically have his hands that deep into the outcome to the game or how the players perform know that you can put that kind of pressure them. What are you looking for as the front office. What are you looking for in your manager. will clearly you're looking for. yes man. clearly you're looking for someone that's going to be. You know not opposed to having that lineup card handed to him and not opposed to having you know a five inning. Starting pitching limit for your. And that's what you have. So why would you get rid of that. And plus you know. We look at two thousand thirteen for instance before the season started. You look at that lineup fucked. This lineup is built to win a world series and they sucked and give us any get fired givens give. They kept them for a sorry for a very long time rate. So at that point a manager maybe just teams in terms of their construction may not be well enough to perform as a unit. So i think this really just comes down with the front office is going to do to put charley montiel in a position to win again. I just don't necessarily think he's stereotypically. Mlb management material. And i do think that they they wanted baldelli. When this whole thing started he ended up going to to minnesota anyway so at the end of the day they got what they want they gotta yes man they got a guy that's just going to orders for lack of better way to put it and that's not the same ontario doesn't have a say i'm sure he does right. Obviously they're saying hey let go five innings but after that poem and he's giving up twelve runs in the first montoya has autonomy. Come on come on that point yes. He does have a little bit of leeway. But i'm not sure i think we put too much stock in what a manager is doing in terms of the outcome of the game today. I'm sure that was true. When gibbs time when he was just a short five six years ago but right now i don't think that's the game. Yeah it really is. You're you're a long ways away from the gym leland's or even don bailer in all of them. You know it's how it is. You're not doing that anymore. And i think that in houston you know. He's not getting kind of freedom that he used to have when he was the nationals coats. And stuff like that. So that's baker. I'm sorry there's two things..
"jim leyland" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"A good one happened to be with you today the monday january eighteenth twenty twenty one edition of program which are warm up for the cardinals over the weekend. We've got the afc and nfc championship. Match-up set up. So that's what we'll focus on today a little bit of baseball and then some football. I'm not tony larussa. Back on january sixteenth. Two thousand and eleven so larussa just about ten years ago today but ten years ago from this past saturday was honored at the twenty eleven baseball writers dinner. The fifty third annual saint louis baseball writers association of america. Dinner was in downtown. Saint louis at the many motel the russo was honored. He spoke to the crowd. And i think you will get chills hearing it. I'm gonna play you. A portion of a project i worked on last year called twenty eleven revisited. It's an oral history of the two thousand eleven saint louis cardinals and that remarkable run it aired on komo wax. And i'm going to bring you of that coming up in just a couple of minutes because you don't think that it's been ten years and to hear from some of the guys in the twenty eleven fraternity over the weekend is part of winter warm up with some of the great panel discussions. It was really really cool. So i had to play you portion of That show on revisited. And i think you'll enjoy it here in larussa here and some of the other folks listening to what he said that night. It's going to blow your mind. Then we'll get the football chad. Millman from the action network is going to jump on will break down the games from the weekend. And we'll look ahead to the bucks visiting the packers in green bay and the chiefs of the buffalo bills. Patrick mahomes of course status up in the air so a lot to get to a little baseball. And then chad millman from the action network. Don't forget subscribe to the podcast. Wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscriber scoops with danny mac. You can also email me. Chris at scoops with danny mac dot com. Let's get to tony larussa. Let's get to baseball. This is from twenty eleven revisited. Ten years ago this past saturday. The fifty third annual saint louis baseball writers dinner the millennium hotel in downtown saint louis larussa and everyone that night across the street from busch stadium where nine and a half months later. They'd complete one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history. This is what i think about two thousand eleven now sitting there and lose. Tell a story about jesse owen anything about this. This is the saint. Louis cardinals that i've come to to love on january sixteenth. Two thousand eleven. Tony larussa addressed an assembled crowd at the fifty third annual saint. Louis baseball writers dinner at the millennium hotel in downtown saint. Louis lou. Brock talks about jesse on. We all know who you're just joining owners. Bob gibson harlem globetrotters branch. Tricky one of the inventors of messa meetings our gain. You got bruce suitor. That came pitch a lot of people have used because bruce shooter the evening was build large in part as a toast and roast of the cardinals manager the future hall of famer entering his sixteenth year. Managing the club got this amazing room. Stan musial and read changelings the stuff that they had done. The heroics an all star games. I mean when you get that uniform on we are real real aware of what the saint louis cardinals are all about. Dignitaries on hand included not only cardinal stars like albert holes adam wainwright and matt holliday but also hall of fame basketball coach. Bob knight you've got a lotta great friends and all walks of life. I think it's a neat thing that you have the interest you have. I have a great interest in being in cooperstown when they take you into the baseball hall of fame as one of the great managers in the history of baseball. I look forward to that day. Thank you actor. Billy bob thornton. I've begged tony for a long time. I gotta do this i can. We have ten seconds of silence just for an on a serious note. Just ten seconds silence. That's for tony. Dave dunkin's personalities detroit. Tigers manager jim leyland. So i get this. Hmo we had a great unbelievable foundation dinner wonderful musicians where great guess what. Some are staying for dinner tomorrow night. You're going to be singing after martini. You're singing silhouettes silhouettes silhouettes silhouettes and it may be the most anticipated guest of them. All former cardinal reliever steve kline. If you guys understand how dedicated tony is the game. I mean tony is the most dedicated manager. Ever play for his history and one finger salute till larussa well documented the roosters seemed to be bracing for impact when it came to climb gotta take is as to who bloodies me the most. My bet is steve. Kline it'll be a day that notorious day where he gave me the finger saul before we both at the clubhouse it we had. We've had fun with it ever since this guy every day at the ballpark early. they're late. sometimes he sleeps his office. He sleeps in his car sometimes. But that's funny. That's a whole mr shannon saying get up maybe get up maybe get up s what. He was calling tony at three o'clock in the morning for the saint. Louis baseball writers dinner tradition unlike any other always at the tail end of the winter warmup weekend festivities together a remarkable group for an incredible night of baseball talk. The team would soon. Head south to jupiter florida for spring training and to prepare for the two thousand eleven season that night larussa delivered a message of them this group. I believe billy bob said you know. There's a nice sniff about an of course we have practice and we haven't been in the shower shower but there's a. There's a good feeling on this ball club and a lot of it is because the character these guys you can talk to them about the history of the cardinals and they know it and they wanna be a part of it looking forward towards the twenty eleven season and revering the storied past of the st. Louis cardinals the guys want to be part of the newest chapter in saint saint louis history..
"jim leyland" Discussed on KQED Radio
"What is it? Exactly? And how do you measure it? John Ryan joins us now to talk about the importance of sports during a pandemic. How our relationships with friends, colleagues and family are affected by team dynamics and her new book, Intangibles, Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry and Welcome John Ryan. Thanks, Michel Group right to be here. How are you doing? I'm okay. You know, like the rest of us in the pandemic, plotting on and remembering actually a number of years ago when We were on the air together, and you were talking about going over the wall and not just being a sports columnist for a sports reporter. Little did, you know, probably be running about brain science and mayor New Ron's and actually Tosa in and recess monkeys. But that's what you've done in this new book. Where did this all begin? And let Let's go back to where this all began for you in 1918 19. Giants meeting in a reunion 2009. That's what led to this book. Really? That's right, you know, And of course, over the years as a sports writer, or you know what I loved most about covering sports was the relationships right? You know, I mean, I just loved watching how these teams and how these men and mostly what I was covering men's teams and especially baseball, You know how they connected to each other, and I just love watching all of that on old and so in In 2009. You're right. I walked into this huge tent erected out into the in the baseball the Giants Stadium. I guess it was 18 to park at the time. I think, um out in the parking lot, And it was a reunion of that 1989 team that won the National League pennant and, you know, played the A's in the World Series, which we know now is the earthquake world. Syriza's The Giants were swept, but but that really didn't matter. Those guys. I'm walking through that tent and listening to DC snippets of conversation. And of course, I covered that team. I love that team. And so I'm catching up with guys too. And I'm looking in their eyes and hearing it in their voices that just as in 89 what I saw they still loved each other. And two words kept coming up in their conversations. Team chemistry this Oh, this was the best team chemistry chain. We never been on global Bob s. So I'm driving home. And, you know, I've used those two words all the time, too, And I thought about like, what is it? You know, it's not about what we all have beards and we have these, You know, Crazy head shakes and we go out to dinner together. I mean, it's clearly much, much deeper than that. So that kind of gripped me over the next 10 years just to figure out well, you know, when this was the time of Moneyball and Analytics, and you know his Bruce Bochy, you know, called him in the front office. The propeller heads all these m I T and Harvard analytics math guys. And and team chemistry was sort of dismissed is almost this boot. Do you know this sort of myth we make up in retrospect when under when underdogs win. So that's what set me on this path, Michael, and it turned out to be just so much more interesting than I than I ever thought it would be. Well, you made it interesting for me is a reader. In fact, there are a lot of naysayers about Team chemistry, one of the most interesting ones in your book, and you did about 160 interviews and read a lot of books and kudos for all the work and research that went into this, But when you talk, for example to, uh, former manager of the Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland Hey, said their chemistry. That's something you learned in school. That doesn't mean anything right? Doesn't mean only about the expletive here. Then he went on to talk about all these good veteran players and how they affected The team and the team work together and so forth. So you have a real sense in your book that it's real. There's no doubt about it, even with the naysayers, saying it's not so real. That's right. And s. So now you know, when I talk to people that I hear people, and I fall into it, too sometimes that you know, I believe in team chemistry, and I think no, you're recognizing your acknowledging hitting chemistry. You know whether you believe in it or not has no bearing on whether it exists. It does exist. It's just a matter of whether you acknowledge that it is this and I just find it so Hustling that, uh, you know, guys like Michael Lewis and other analytics, people who are super smart and super curious. That, you know, And I have this in the book that you know, Michael. I was interviewing Michael Lewis on stage for the Marine series and in the East Bay and and South Bay for four nights in a row, And in the first night we were together in the green room, and I adore Michael Lewis. I mean, I will buy every book that man ever writes, and I to break the ice I mentioned Oh, you know, we have a mutual friend and its decor. Keltner, who's one of the neuroscientists? I was spending a lot of time with U C. Berkeley. And he said, Well, what are you doing with with Baker and I said, Well, you know, he's he's doing some research for a book that I'm writing. What's your book about team chemistry? It doesn't exist, he said promptly. And that was the end of that conversation. And so I was just so puzzled by why he and so many others who are just so all about analytics. Are an open minded to say that analytics and team chemistry can co exist and team chemistry. Wallet can't be quantified. Now, with any yardstick we now have. It is grounded in very clear. Well proven..