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"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"S rules It sets up for countries it deems at risk. The Wall Street Journal reports Facebook is planning for the possibility of trying to calm election related conflict here at home. By doing things that would include slowing the speed of viral content and lowering the bar for blocking posts that are potentially inflammatory. Facebook is used those tools before in countries such as Sri Lanka. In Myanmar. The party, maybe ending for people working from home during the pandemic. Dow Jones reports folks who've never had to think about how much time they've spent on the Internet are having to do that. Now there broadband providers or warning you're using too much data and could be charged in over Ridge fee. That warning is becoming more common to since doing that helps offset revenue lost from court cutting, and Joe Maca shakes it. Duncan while the parent company of the doughnut chain, as well as Baskin Robbins, Is working out a deal that could see its soul to inspire brands, which is backed by a private equity group that inspire already owns Arby's Sonic and Buffalo Wild wings. Jimmy All right. Thanks for once Shown it is 6 23. Well, we're going to have a new member of the Supreme Court Pretty soon. Looks like Let's talk about this. Eddie. Chief National correspondent bills in for Follow me on Twitter at Bill Z 981. Bill, What is this Vote supposed to go down? It will happen. Eventually. It looks like it's gonna happen this evening, Jimmy Aah! And it is just kind of a painful process to get us to this vote. The Senate was in session all weekend long. The Democrats led by Chuck Schumer, doing everything they could to delay every little piece of business that the Senate has to go through. Demanding roll call votes on just about everything. Chuck Schumer, even a 1.4 stay closed session of the Senate, which forced everybody out except the senators. Only lasted about 20 minutes before the Republicans got things back to normal, and now we're seeing an all nighter. We have seen Democrats speaking all night long. Kiersten Gillibrand of New York is speaking right now. She's working the morning drive this morning and Ah, she is speaking right now, because here's what happened. We finally got this. Close your boat on Sunday that basically says no more filibuster. We're moving onto a boat, however. It provides for 30 hours of debate, and Democrats fully intend to use up every minute of that 30 hours. That'll get us to this evening around seven o'clock, 7 30. That's when we will finally get a vote on Amy Cockney Barrett and she will be approved. You take your ball and go home. Then afterwards, I guess I have no choice. The what they expected to happen in these 30. Hours says some guy loves them dirt to turn up batter. I mean, what's the purpose? Now they're just trying to delay as long as they can and may be behind the scenes. People may be trying to work the phones with the way we heard from Lisa Murkowski of Alaska over the weekend. The senator who said that she is a yes vote. Maybe they'll be trying to pry her and flipper over to the other side. I imagine that's what's going on here. But there's nothing in the you know all these senators are doing Is most of them were railing against Ah, you know, with the Republican plans with the affordable care act, and that's what we're hearing a lot about here in these tirades that the Democratic senators air going on overnight and into this morning now, eh? So there's really nothing they could do to stop this. Jimmy and Amy Cockney Barrett will be confirmed tonight. I expect the vote because Murkowski has said she's a yes, I expect the vote will be probably 52 to 48. And, uh and she will take her place on the Supreme Court. Now. The next part of it is going to be interesting because I would think they will try to get her sworn in as quickly as possible. The Supreme Court does not hear any arguments this week. They will have a conference day on Friday next week. They actually have arguments scheduled for Monday. Tuesday, Election Day and Wednesday, and the case on Wednesday is is interesting. It is a religious freedom case. That You know Amy Cockney Barrett could play a big party, so I think they're going to try to get her sworn in as quickly as possible. Yeah, I'm sure. Sure they are. Yeah, This is me. Remember a soon as they had. Ah, then Judge Cavanaugh. As soon as he was approved, they swarm and immediately it wasn't It wasn't a building. All right. Thanks. Appreciate we'll talk tomorrow. A good day now. Thank you, Jimmy. And some good football yesterday, man. He's got a look at that. Another sportsman. What? Jimmy's Gonzalez made a 48 yard field goal Leighton over time to lift the Cardinals to a 37 34 winning a wild game.
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Manziel time. In the Canadian Football League is over the CF L term. The two thousand twelve Heisman Trophy winners contract with the Montreal Alouette for violating a condition of an undisclosed agreement. He had with the league breadwinner vols next AM, seven sixty talk and breaking news. Okay. Here's the thing. I want to say right out of the box. And I know everybody in the audience probably watched the Cohen testimony or you watch some part of it or you checked in or your monitoring stuff. Here's the thing. I want to say my most important because I watched it pretty much wire-to-wire, maybe with the exception of like nine or ten minutes. I watched the whole thing why went wire-to-wire with this started at seven o'clock this morning while was hosting over at Newsmax took it all the way through the nine o'clock tonight o'clock, then all the way to win it ended like an hour and a half ago. Here's the thing that I'm struck by an I don't know if this bothers you the way this bothers me, I am really really embarrassed by the quality of our congress people from California. And I know them are Republicans. What do we have like two Republicans left? We have like Duncan and McClintock and like Nunez McCarthy. I mean, I think we're down to like four. Republicans or whatever it is. I know there's more than that. Don't don't don't call me about that. But I'm just I'm embarrassed by the people who are these new ones the old ones. They stink. Jackie speier is terrible. I mean, she's just an non cope is meant is. She's an incompetent woman this Katie hill from up in Santa Clarita, who I guess is you know, she ran on like diversity ticket and she used to be like a homeless person or a homeless activists. Go Jimmy Gonzalez. This guy is going to be an awesome student council. President he asked the most simple Tano questions. He's all like, so what does it mean? When you get accused of lying in court perjury. Yeah. That and it's like awesome and role. Khanna? Oh, who's the idiot from Orange County? And it just got elected Harlow Rueda. Route is another one a bunch of. We have got a losers, and I felt incumbent upon me to go out on a went out on on Twitter and apologize to America for the horrifying garbage show. That is the California congressional delegation and my God every time I see somebody for Adam chef. The swollen. Well, the whole lot of we are we have an embarrassing embarrassing congressional delegation. It's just terrible. How many times have you seen? John. Gary Mindy, go on TV and the man is literally drooling when he's talking to people like he's just talking. And all of a sudden drool is falling down his Chan, I mean, he's just a filthy old nasty, liberal mess method. Maybe he is. I don't know. But I'm looking at these people are watching this. And I watch okay. Michael Cohen comes in. And we knew this late last night. I I even I even texted John at about. I don't know what time it was like nine thirty ten o'clock last night said, hey, here's his opening. Here's his opening statement read the twenty pages he went in. And did it exactly the same way? I'm watching this. I watch what's being said by the chairman Elijah Cummings who. What are you gonna do? So Elijah Cummings. You know? I mean, he's just he's a fixture and he's a liberal from Baltimore. So, you know, you just gotta put up with this nonsense initially. But then then you watch some of these other people with their questions, I mean 'cause you're Cortez. I think I'm just done with her. I think I'm going to not cover her anymore. I think we're not going to mention her. I think we're gonna put her into the giant ghosted hole. We're gonna go stir. We're gonna pretend she doesn't exist. And I think over time we're gonna pretend more and more of these idiots in the Democratic Party do not exist. And I'm sorry. I have to hammer you guys because you're in the majority, right? I mean, the Republicans have zero power they had one guy asking really good questions. Jim, jordan. Thank god. They kept yielding time to him. And he kept asking the same questions over and over again, Mark meadows. I mean, I don't know what happened to him. Maybe it was maybe it was a late night for Mark meadows and a few too many cocktails. John knows I've historically kind of been a fan of Mark meadows. And he's he's a couple of steps off. Now, he wasn't very good. Jordan was good. Roy from Texas was fantastic that crazy Cajun dude from Louisiana three who's a former cop. I mean, he talks like sewing blade. He's a Republican. But understand that. You're very sad that you broke the law. Yes. I am going to do about that. Remember, the word of Jesus. Vans, me healing over there. And I'm like, wow, he said, it's just I get Orsiraj, man. The coach LSU he sounds just like coach. Yo what are you know, about breaking the rest about seven hundred people and every time I arrest them. They told me they innocent innocent. No criminal. Okay. Very good. Let's move to the next question. I mean, he was entertaining. Roy was entertaining. That guy was entertaining cement attaining moments. But you know, what we learned from this? We learned that the Democrats have to impeach Trump. And I know what you're going to say right there, you just please. Don't crash your car. Please. Don't get upset understand. We have to approach this like adults. Okay. We just found out America has an S T D. And this committee is the first flare up of the STD, and what the is is not a sexually transmitted disease richer thinking, you're okay, we are we are socially tragically damaged. We are socially and tragically damaged. We have an S T D. And it's been brought to you by the Democratic Party. Here's the thing. These main. Any acts all got elected running on one thing. And one thing only what was it. Impeach the president remove the president. They were going to impeach the president. And they're going to remove the president. And that's why you got kooks like Rashida to leap who in her closing moments of speaking this afternoon, call Mark meadows, a racist, and Mark meadows started to cry. Literally started to cry. You had to leave there. You had the baby sitter who will not be mentioned by name again on this program. The babysitter was there. You had any number of kooks and wackos asking the question. And the one thing Nancy Pelosi did not want to have come out and become front and center right now during the same week that we have infanticide happening open borders happening gun grabbing happening over in the house. The one thing she didn't want to have come up was impeachment. And now it has been established at the Democrats have nowhere to go. But to impeach the president why because what was the number one thing. Michael Cohen said today that was said and asked about an asked about an ask about hush money payments to a pornographic actress. So a woman who gets paid to have sex on film received payments from Michael Cohen and Michael Cohen was reimbursed by his client the president. And what was the most? Most important establishing thing that came out of that conversation that it continued into twenty seventeen Michael Cohen went with checks and cancelled checks and Avidan and all this stuff and said, the president was the president when he wrote me two checks one check for sixty thousand and one check for seventy thousand now, please by pointing this out. I'm not endorsing any of this. But then again, I didn't sleep with a pornographic actress and pay her off I did not pay a woman off I did not have sex with a woman who has sex with men on camera for money, and I didn't pay her off. So don't be mad at me. I happily married guy who is faithful to his wife. So I don't have hush funds and slush funds, and I don't pay in the National Enquirer to cover up for my booze. Because apparently, I can't control myself. I am a man in control of my desires needs wants and emotions for the most part. The president apparently has voracious appetites, and frankly, it's between him and his wife. It's been established already. It's not like he used an intern like humour like the rapist and chief once upon a time. Time did also not like the president committed a naked campaign finance violation like the rapist in chief once upon a time who actually took money from the actual Chinese government and funneled the money through actual Buddhist monks and his and his his his morbidly obese vice president helped him do that. And that's our gore I'm talking about. So you've been down an actual real campaign finance violation case before that was never brought Bill Clinton wasn't impeached on that he was impeached on using an intern like humidor, well actually lying about using an intern like humidor, but here's the thing to remember Michael Cohen he- popped the today, he popped the lid, and he said guess what he paid me in two thousand seventeen seventeen the presents the president. And I was reimbursed for paying this woman to not talk about it because she gets paid to have sex on film. And immediately the Democrats. I mean, it was a cul active moment of near van Nuys because they said. We've got high demand. Yes, you do. Now, you have a high crime. And you know, what none of what happens out of Muller matters. I told you a long time ago, I trust Putin more than I trust Muller. And I stand by that assertion and as a consequence of the truth coming out in that way. When I said at that day, Labou will never come back on the show because he's a scared, and he's afraid because I say what I think so we know that Trump is committed a high crime and misdemeanor, according to the Democrats. What are you going to do about it now, boys? I'm sorry. What are you gonna do about it girls? Boy, you have to bring it. You must impeach do. It. Impeach wait a minute. Wait a minute. Why is it quiet? What do this again? You must impeach. Where are you liberals? Call me eight hundred seven sixty care if you got what you want to get your high crime and your misdemeanor. Come on convened. The panel. Let's go let's get it on. What do you think is the number one thing liberals do not want to do right now? Like alleged coming said, they don't want to impeach. We're better than this. They don't want to impeach him. See they like talking about it. But now they've got evidence. And now what what the Republicans get to do is punk them for the next nine or ten months. Okay. You have the majority in the house impeachment. Do you know why they won't do it? Because the minute they pull that trigger. The Kook wing of the party takes over Nancy Pelosi is at that moment, I want you to think about this Nancy Pelosi is publicly neutered and say spay neuter she is neutered at that moment. Number one. Number two, nothing will get done in DC, and we get to have our political version of a civil war. And I am stoked because I think we gotta have this..
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"That's now coming into the minor leagues as well. I saw a team last year at our level with cards in their pockets and they were pulling out the cards and they were shifting to those what the cards was was telling them to do. So that is that is another big part of this game. We don't necessarily use cards but I don't see why we wouldn't in the future. Perhaps you know to to keep up with with all that. That's pretty interesting. You could have a ground crewman run out and just like spray paints a diagram in front of shortstop before the inning and then he scratches out with his cleese's before he runs out so that opponents can't see it but just procedurally that that seems like the game moves so fast. I mean even though it's a slow game compared to some others. It's still move so fast and I was always curious. What guys doing his thing? Is You know you could potentially shift on every hidden in inning. You know. And they're they're not small shifts anymore. Either I mean. Are you seeing more big shifts at the Marley glove or is still still kind of small stuff like with the pits with just a little no no? I'm seeing huge. What what you see in the major leagues. I saw last year at low a mid Wesley. And it's not every team but you're seeing guy so even the little shifts aren't aren't as little anymore. There are a little bit bigger but some of them were doing like big league shifts where the third basement is almost at the shortstop area. Shortstop is on the other side of second base and those types of shifts and it doesn't always work at that level again why because the pitcher can't execute as well but it does if east close to what he has to do in the hitter does what he is has a tendency of doing than I did see at work a lot. And that's where baseball is going. Okay so if if you're apt to doing this then okay I'm GonNa play to that you know because I'm going to get an advantage. I'm going to get you out. You know so and again that that's what this whole thing is coming to How can I succeed you know? What information can I use to succeed? And that's where this is. This is going and I don't see anything wrong with that. And who draws these shifts up so as it you I mean like when you have this full report on a whole team got our fourteen or twelve potential hitters from the opponents Who makes like all right? This is the official chart for you. Know Tommy Smith on the the other team. Who MAKES THAT WE? We come together as a staff so it's infield coach whoever's is Ruining the infield part and we talk about okay. This guy we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA play him there so we have all that written down will go over fit which each individual infielder and it's something quick. It's nothing Is Too overwhelming. But then they know so. They know that in their mind but they're still peaking in so if they don't necessarily shift where we want him to will direct them to go a little bit more and they know how many steps they need to take based on what we tell them. So all that is being communicated before and even during the game so they know where to play. Gotcha so it's one part Hightech analysis the report screaming at the end getting there. But you know what's funny about the shifting thing is I know you. I'm probably from one of the last generations who still played like baseball in their backyard. I'm sure you played just tons and tons of it as a kid but we shifted all the playing backyard baseball. If your buddy comes up. Buddha's yanks them all the time like everyone's no. It's nothing new. Like kids are kids are smart and get back to this backyard games. It's it's interesting. How it how it parallels because when you're only job is to not let your buddy get hit like you do whatever you feel like doing you know funny so we kind of wrap up. What what advice would you have for? Young catchers and parents catchers coaches who obviously have a number of catches. They're trying to develop as best they can. What advice would you have with all your experience and you know the way? The games changing for a young catcher. You might have your ear for a couple of minutes. I think we we get so caught up into the three core things right receiving blocking and throwing which you can never get away from but there's so many other little details when it comes to mental when it comes to Why am I doing this? Pay attention to all those little details and always be open and ask questions when it comes to. If you're supposed to do this you know why. Should I do this to have an idea because I see a lot of young catchers where all they're trained to do is look in the dugout? Get ASSIGN PUT it down. Okay okay. Why any. They don't necessarily have to ask but they can ask themselves okay. He's calling a fastball. Why would it be a fastball? And this is all things that are going to help them as they continue to grow as as young players. Because obviously they're not gonNA always know or even asked that question but if they if they are beginning to think of those things now you get to that point where you're in high school and now like you said earlier things just click or you get into college and something just clicks and now it's not something you're just hearing for the first time. This is something I thought about when I was twelve years old. There's something my coach told me when I was thirteen. Now I understand fully because I've thought about it. I I've worked on that type of thing. That's a lot of the mental side of course but there are certain things that they can do to always just keep learning aside from receiving blocking enthralling. There's so much more than just be open and ask questions as to why would do certain things and have reasonings for all right so I wanNA thank Jimmy for being on the show today a ton of Great Info to share obviously a wealth of Information. The game you know as as a catcher being that general seeing everything that's happening on the field you know you could just tell how much he is. Learned ABOUT THE GAME. Both as a player coach. Jimmy how can people follow you? This year I heard you got promoted. So congratulations number. One thank you. Thank you very much and you're sorry go ahead. I have a twitter account. It's at guns. Oh thirty one thirty one and I've see all the media outlets at the teams have usually get those if someone reaches out and they'll usually let me know if it's something that I don't have and and I'm always willing to help any young players need any information and so you're the Myrtle beach pelicans manager. There's this upcoming year so yes looking forward to two I love. It's more warm weather. I guess you have a warmer spring right but it'll be pretty warm summer. Yeah I I'm okay with that you know it's a Midwest League it's hit or miss you know you can have a decent day. You'd have a day where it's snowing rainy cold so I'm not gonNA miss that part of the of the Midwest League but you know what the weather was never really that bad throughout the whole season you know? We had those extremes in the in the beginning with cold but when bad as the season went on so and I know Myrtle beach does get a little bit hot and humid. So that's all right. I think I'll take that over the cold. Yeah for sure it should be an awesome experience. Definitely follow up. I'll put coach. Gonzales is twitter handle and I'll put a link to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were. He'll be managing this year in the description of the podcast and the Youtube so definitely fought with him and thanks again. This is awesome conversation. I wish you luck in the upcoming season thank you. Dan Appreciate all right. That wraps up for this week. I WANNA thank again. My guest coach Jimmy Gonzalez be sure to go support the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of South Carolina area and definitely follow up with him on social media. And just remember that. This is a guy who back in. Nineteen ninety-one was drafted was a first round pick and continues to evolve and continues to be open to learning he talked about growth mindset and just being willing and able to accept some of the changes that are happening in baseball. Baseball's changing faster now than it ever has before and I think a lot of coaches who played such a long time in a slightly different generation could easily be overwhelmed by some of the stuff or be unable to accept the way. The game is just progressing evolving. But you can just tell that. He's interested in excited accepting the new things while marrying it with his experience as a player and to sort of finding a harmonious balance and it seems like he's a great majer would find unique ways to get the best out of his players. So thanks for being here. Be sure to share the show. The Fran like it. Leave a comment and don't forget to jump my website sign up for my email list. You can also find links below in the show notes and description that way. You'll be on the first to know when I released a new blog. New podcast new pitching video article and you'll get updates on my upcoming book. Dear Baseball Gods which will be released on April fifteenth. So thanks again and we'll see here next week..
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"To it but his strength was on the inside part. Don't go there. Let's stay away from that and obviously kind of that situation taught me. Look you know you have a plan. Stick stick with and that's something that we teach now to even our hitters. You go up there with a plan. Don't change it because if you do your is GonNa go it's GonNa go straight. It's going to go off. It's going to be crazy so we talked about approaches and plans. If you stick with it is not always going to work. But you're going to have better results if you stick with your plan. So that was one of the key moments and that was probably in the year. Two thousand So it was a. It was a later on in my career but still one of those moments where. Gosh I remember going against the scouting report and it's taught me stick with it no matter what. Yeah and even at like eighty seven years old. Julio Franco could still pull a ninety. Six Mile per hour fastball. So where the rumors true. Like what? Size Bazzi Swing. You're probably go man. He can't get this thirty eight inch bat around. He can't believe that it was hot. Was where he was standing was highly hitting. It was just not. There's no way he's going to turn on his fastball. With with Verizon the Mount Fastball. He sure did right right down the line right down the line and I think and you could. Probably you know testify this but like some of those guys. I feel like they can defy scouting reports because they're just so athletic and just so quick and they just they have special things like I like big. Papi seems like a good example. I know you've played with him. But a guy where you're like. Okay there's just like no way he could after this sequence like. There's no way he can do this. But then he just resets and just like drives the pitch that just made sense like you said with kind of like with. Julio Do you have me? Do you see that? Some of those guys. They just can sort of like defy almost like a scouting report all the time. Because that's what will when we talk about baseball players especially high level baseball players. It's all about making adjustments and they can make the adjustment pitched pitch and that's what we're trying to teach guys to don't make don't make the adjustment in a week they'll make it tomorrow. They'll make it later on in the game. Make it right now. And that's what these guys do. Obviously were preaching that. We're trying to tell them that some guys can do it. Others can't guys who have more experience of big PAPI. They can do that pitch to pitch and they know the scattering push. They know how they're gonNA be pitched so it's not that they're giving into that but they make adjustments based on on that particular pitcher that particular situation so yes you see that constantly day in and day out so for you as a as a single a manager what is your what is your routine. I mean you talk about having a plan in sticking to it so obviously you know you've got a ton of baseball ackman a ton of baseball experience you're you know a growth mindset guy who's not afraid of the the new shiny coat that baseball is wearing with all the analytics and stats. What is your plan for yourself that you're sticking with to try to you. Know continue to climb the ranks as a coach and hopefully one day be a big league manager. Well I think it's just you know you go out there and you had these plans on what you're working with with players. You have this plan on how you're trying to execute this game right. Obviously at the level that I'm at right now again. We're working on developing these players. So there they might be working on certain pitches. So that's where. We know that we have to do that. You know but once the game goes on. I don't care who it is at what level you WANNA win. You want to go out there and you WanNa you WanNa win this game so what I do is I tried to put these players in the best position to succeed. And that's a mentally. You know those are the meetings we have. And that's physically out. They're bringing a pitcher in where we know he has to pitch. But you know what it wouldn't be helpful to him to bring him in right now. Let's wait for maybe the the next hitter. So those are things where you're still trying to Use Strategic Things and obviously this is all based on. We know a lot now now days. There's so much information that we have even at the minor league level where yes players don't have the same amount of experience but we still have their numbers from college if they went to college The last couple of years of pro ball if they are in Alaska you're so we have those stats so they do have some tendencies that they do so we are trying to Put our players in the lower pitchers in that particular case in a position to succeed. So I'm using the information that we have but I'm also using what I'm seeing because I believe you have to have. Both you have to use both. You know if you don't use the information. I don't think you're getting the full effect if you don't use what you're seeing you're also not getting the full effect so you have to be able to combine both those things the analytics and then kind of what you're seeing and what you're feeling because the analytics isn't GonNa show you you know if that guy's fatigue for this day or what he did The day before or anything like that. So that's why you gotTa Kinda see that. Obviously you know the numbers you know what's going on there and then you know that's where you'll see you guys are using their their own instincts to make make decisions. So that's one thing. I'm trying to continue to you know. Use Use what. I'm seeing unusually information to put our guys in the best position to succeed. Yeah do you have a favorite stat or favorite new thing? That's kind of open dries. And maybe help you see the game in an a new lead. I'll give you an example for myself so when I was playing in my last couple years you know. They had some advanced statistics for us. And I look through them and I was like Like batting average your balls in play. I wonder what that is and all these other ones. I wonder what that is then. I started looking at him and I remember just for me. Batting average for balls in play was something that I used mentally to write myself when maybe I was running. Just bad like you know like my my is four fifty right now. And I'm not hitching bad so I'm probably just going through a little bit of bad luck so just like pat myself on the back like just stay. The course. Dan like that kind of thing. And you know like it'll level out a little bit. You're running back a little bit right now like that for me mentally as as a pitcher just seeing that there is variability in the game. There is some bad luck and here. It is like in front of you. Just keep doing your thing. And and it'll sort of normalize that like gave me some mental comfort and it helped me getting slumps a little bit Like on the catching side or hitting cider pitching side that you feel like that like that. You're like I'm glad this exists. I like looking at this. This is kind of changed my outlook on the game. Yeah for sure I use a lot of that stuff for every position when it comes to defense the hitters. When I make lineups I obviously. I know all of this today before so for tomorrow's line of that night I'm looking at our. Who are we facing and I go into all the numbers you know. How does he fit against righties? How does he pitch against lefties? What is the batting average against? All that stuff walks walk ratio strikeout ratio all that stuff and now yes. I have players have to play but that has some guys that I can Kinda platoon and you know what I'm GonNa go with this guy because he does better against this type of pitcher so I I do those things. It's not just all right here. It is go out there and again that goes back to. I want my guys to succeed so if I know this guy is going to struggle unless he just you know this has to play in these goods going to go out there but if I have a choice between two guys and you know what this guy's going to succeed better off this guy and this guy's not then I'll go with this guy us. All those numbers The hitting ones I go I start simple you know. How Howard was there strikeouts they. What are their walks? I use that also with the catch is that they know each hitter. I post on the board in the DUGOUT. The hitters walks the hitter strikeouts hitters average. All that stuff number of at bats you know what is that. These guys are prone to strike out remember that. Keep that in. Mind the reason why strike analogy probably committing pitches at. They should lay off but they can't you know there's a Lotta little stats. These are these are constant things that. I am reminding. Our catchers are infielders whether to shift or move because we don't just shift them from the dugout. We talked to them before. You know. This guy has a tendency of this his stats show that he does it. So we're trying to implement that and show that these guys and again that's part of part of learning but yeah to answer the question. I I use all these numbers to to make lineups to put hitters an players in the best position to succeed so that a that's a that's a good answer. I mean I know there's so much information available to you so just trying to sift through it. I'm sure as a daunting task just on a daily basis so when you guys shifts so number one the shifting thing is fascinating because you don't see you know like do they all have like a risk guard on and they're like okay. I gotta go sixteen inches to my left to my right. You know and I know shifting is becoming more and more common in Minor League Baseball. Can you tell me? Take me through like the nuts and bolts of getting a shift like. How do you get guys to go into the right position? Who Do they look to do? You have lots of meetings on this. How do they know to be exactly where you guys want them to be a while we do both things we have traditional ways of you know there are always constantly looking in the dugout and we have a coach who's moving then left or right or or telling them where to go they also have to know based on the pitch Pitches they might Play a little bit more to the poolside as fast ball speed they're gonNA kinda shade off little in the opposite direction but they're constantly looking in. You're seeing not even at the big league level where these guys have cards in their pockets. And they're taking out cards and looking in that is all based on the hitters what their tendencies are and where they have to play..
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"How come he was on situations where I would ask them questions? He would tell me things or sometimes I wouldn't have to ask anything. He's just coming out and telling me things and this is at the AA level so I'm already. I'm learning different things and hearing how he would handle this from. He's a pit. Us Are Pitching Coach so Ghazal a a huge learning curve in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. I had Gary Allinson was my was my aa manager and I saw just kind of how he was how he handles stuff and and I learned so much from him as well as a player. So I'm a player. I'm seeing how he is talking to us how he's going over situations and just his demeanor and I was like wow as I began coaching. All these things are now coming back to me in Hadid. These guys handle these situations. How did they address players? And then I had coaches who who you know. I believe weren't so good at how they address players. And but that's GonNa happen everywhere you're always gonNa have these guys who you really look up to really impacted you and you're GonNa try to emulate what they did so then as a player. I had the exact same things with other players. You know when I was playing especially in Winter Ball on Dominican Republic when I was playing with major leaguers and watching these guys how they carried themselves how they what they did on the field and how they handled the situations alley. And that's again. That's the whole scouting where you're just observing and then you're trying to all right you know. I see how he did this. Let me try to implement that into my game. Even though I didn't necessarily do it exactly how they were doing it but in my mind. I was in the exact same thing that he was doing. And those are things that helped me also player so yeah those people I believe if you're open minded if you have a growth mindset it allows you to see others and really learn from others Whether another the player or another coach. Yeah and I imagine as you because you play at every level in the minor leagues and I imagine. It's really tough when you go from able to AA or AA TO AAA to sort of understand right away like what what new things lie ahead. And what is the new standard and what things you can and can't get away with. Can you speak a little bit to the levels in the minor leagues? And like you say you. I got to AA. What did you quickly realize for example and maybe those that first week like I can't do this anymore and get away with it or I can't I I need to call this type of Sequence in the situation or just elaborate a little bit on the different levels and how you experience them both as a player and as a as a manager. I believe that the biggest jump for me are difference was from a ball to AA in a ball for one. You don't see many guys that were had already been the moves. Let's say unless it was just a rehab assignment for a game or two. When I got the AA. That was already some guys who had been in the big leagues. Who for some reason might have been back at Aa or whatever so you see just the the playing experience becomes a little bit different and that was back then where some older guys weren't aaa some guys because they were older guys and Aaa Guy. That might have gone back to. Aa and those were the reasons why you had some older guys but I think that was the biggest jump and one of the things for me was was going over hitters. And and how are we going to pitch this guy so or this whole lineup and that was where I really understood how much the meetings with the pitchers and the pitching coach? How important that was because it was almost like overwhelming mentally. You're going over every hit or you're going over the pitcher you're going over all these things and I remember being kind of mentally fatigued just from doing all that going through a game behind the plate and remembering all these hitters. We this guy. We got runners in scoring position and we have to make sure we do this where we're going with the pitcher strength here. This hitter's weaknesses so always remembering all those things. It was a little taxing mentally. You know so. That was the first time where I really begin to do that. Then it just became obviously easier. The first time making that adjustment was was harder you know. And that's why I now even me. Coaching Day bought level. We do that. You know we throw that out then and and yes. They might feel the exact same way that I felt there but now they're they're learning at a younger age so now that they're when they do get the AA or even enable in high. They're ready they already know. This is a new to them so again. Going BACK TO THE THE LEVELS. Kinda just hot less than a ball. You kinda went out there and you you at work in on stuff individually and you always are as a player but it was kind of at focus and and you know you're trying to make sure you block balls make sure you're working on your throwing mechanics but there was a lot more of the mental side as as you progressed in levels that that's how. I saw it where at a loss working on certain things kind of individually and we're talking with the pigeons but not as much because those are those are things that we were learning so so it sounds like better at the younger levels. Guys are still trying to decline up their physical game and then once it's to a certain level and they they can hit and they can put up the numbers that they need to put up. Then maybe they get a chance at w. m beyond that an accurate way of looking at it again. You are still doing these things that able but it or at least for me back then. It wasn't as much you know talking about certain things but it just kind of it was thrown out there. Something real quick. I keep the. Don't forget about this then. It became where it was more detail. There's a strategy for every air. You know and runners in scoring position and this stuff. That's when I was like Whoa. You know this is an I remember just mentally fatigued. Yeah had nothing to do with physical. And then you've got the physical part acid against both you know and so that was the the the biggest jump world was both physical and mental for me. Is that impart? Because pitchers maybe can't execute pitches quite as well at the level. They'd just the commands. Not There or Wendy. You feel like they're really ready even used some of those you know like hey. We have a scouting report on every guy. We have a plan for every guy. Obviously like the plan doesn't matter if they can't execute pitches is that part of the thing that factors in in that mental jump. Yeah no it definitely does so for me being a manager at low A. Like I was last year. Okay we have a plan that we're trying to execute so we tend to catch your nose. Okay we're trying to throw this particular hitter away. We set up on the outer outer half but yeah now the pitcher is trying to execute that. But it's fifty fifty depending on the pitcher. Some guys can execute more than others but we know that we know that sometimes okay. How did he get a hit? Well maybe the pitcher didn't execute the pitch so we know that they're not always gonNA execute the planets in hand because of their command. So that's something that happens at the lower levels now once they start getting high A. Which are still working on even Aa. They're still working on things but now they can We can implement a little bit more on the plan and trying to execute that plan. Yeah no that makes sense and you know with me working with younger kids. You know I talk through you. Know here's how you child the play. We have middle. We cut into halves here. We go two thirds you know and corners and and even then I know as as a twelve year old. It's good to get the gears turning know full. Well that they're not going to be at differentiate between outer outer third. But just you know as you probably know it just takes so long. I mean how many times you have to tell a guide for the finally stick. And then they finally like get beat up in a game and then all clicks. Oh now I get why I should have done this. And then it happens. You know what I mean the learning curve so so long though interesting with any moments where you felt like during your playing career something happened and just sort of expanded your mind like you gave up a walk off home run. I gave up where I was pitching against the guy in the Atlantic League and he was just like fouling balls off walls all filing balls off the winning run on second. It was like the ninth inning of tie game and he played in the major leagues. And so I knew this. This is like in the back of my mind is my scouting report. And he's super late on all my fastballs and I'm like certainly he's just going to shorten up punching through the right side and all the game will be over. I'm not trying to. I'm playing to prevent a single not. I'm not afraid from taking me deep so I switched pitches. I kind of ignore the fact that he was super late through mccur ball the right down the middle the plate and he banged out a two run home. Run to lose the game. Like that for me like I'll never forget that moment because of just how frustrated I was but also just. It was a clearer. The best teacher I had about. Never Forget. What the hitters telling you right then at that moment not irregardless of the scouting report but were there any moments like that from your playing career. Your coaching career. Maybe really stuck out and it kind of probably expand your mind and helped you long term. I think one of the Times. It's kind of similar to your story where I was planning to Mimic Republic and Julio Franco was was hitting and the report was don't throw him inside keep everything on the outer half 'cause he can get to the ball on the inside. Well we're throwing away. We're throwing away and it's same type. Typical thing where he was filing some balls off so I know now my pitcher on a disguise mid-nineties you know what let's go fast ball in. I Call Fast Ball. Pitcher agrees yanks it right down the line for a double to to run score and right. They're like man you know. I felt responsible because I knew I was going something different now against same type thing that you know. The hitter was showing me something that okay. He was found in this off but he was still.
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"So that's done if it's catching obviously that's my department so I would handle the catchers in. It's usually about twenty to thirty minutes. Max and that's that's thirty minutes would be on the high end of of early accession and you have anywhere from two to three catchers on on a team Lower levels usually have about three. But it's just going over some of the detail stuff so we'll have that at the same time that could be the outfielders might be in the outfielder with the assistant. Coach doing some outfield drills. And this is all part of our early work timeslot which is usually about a twenty minutes to forty five minutes. Total some guys that. I'll feel this might have started a little bit later. And then the hitting hitting also going on at the same time so again. This is all going on during our early work time. And then it's like two o'clock in the afternoon for seven o'clock game. Yeah roughly one one thirty. Two o'clock start at times depending on the season as the season progresses and we do a little bit less might start a little bit later. Those type things. Because you've gotta take those things into into account. How are these guys perform a higher? They feeling what are we see? Are they look looking tired? Do we have to give him a blow? Let's type thing so those are all things that come on me so I had to see those things and I talked to the staff I asked them what what they're seeing and And then we kinda just schedule. According to that so then architectures are doing their thing pitching coach Catcher. They're catching the sides. Then that is all done. Then we start the normal everybody's included type of thing where everybody's stretching everybody's getting ready to we might do a team fundamental if we're doing a bunt plays and and that's the fundamental day. Then that's what we're really honing on for a solid fifteen minutes. So it's not. It's not much longer than fifteen to twenty minutes. Max where each teacher is going through it one at a time when out of time. We're doing the play. And if we messed that up or if we do something up Kinda Outta whack will will stop right there. We'll talk about it and then keep it going and that's how you really get those get those fundamentals down. It's just really do it. I'm big on bumped. Plays and pitchers feeling their position that type thing because those are those are things that are being in the game and then after that we go right into our BP are normal bp we usually about three to four groups of VP. And then it's take a break and that's when the other team takes the field and then it's game time. Yeah I think I think average fan is realized. How much is actually done? And how long the day actually is for you know. I mean. They're in the ballpark. You know like you said one thirty in every day for seven o'clock game going home. Eleven eleven thirty your jump on the bus and the long day a lot of stuff that that goes on. So I want to backtrack a minute. I want to go back through your story and one of the things. I'm really interested to hear from you. Is what it was like to be a first or so you know as we go back through your bio you played fourteen seasons of pro baseball now entering. Your seventh has a coach. You've just you've been around tons of guys in the big leagues. You're up the triple a number of times yourself. So you're always knocking on the door. But you're a pro baseball player. Eighteen after being you know the fortieth overall pick of the Astros and I. I just can't imagine the mental circus that that's gotta be Lakers for every person involved. I mean you know. There's so much media hype around you scouts at every game you know it. That's just got to be an immensely high pressure situation for a young man and then to start your career with all these expectations at eighteen traveling. Around so I love to hear your Your story about being a first rounder. And I'm sure there's tons of kids and parents who have just be fascinating to hear what that experience is like It all started my junior year in high school. That was the first time that I was approached. By a pro scouring his business card. And that's I realized. Wow this is real like this. This can happen. Always dreamed of playing baseball but I wasn't really that didn't know so much about the profession of just baseball. Let's go play baseball so then I got approached by a by a scowl. And that's when I knew this is real. This is something that that I'm I can do and then I'm going to do you know so then. That's my junior year going into my senior year now. Scouts are everywhere so I was a little bit nervous. I I can't lie. I was seeing all these scouts at the game and I knew that they were there to see me. They were contact Contacted me before talking to me. After so it was a little nerve racking to see these guys there but again I still went out there and and just did my thing and then coming up to the actual draft like in not knowing anything about first round all that stuff I had no idea I just knew that these guys now showing much more interested come into my house my parents that whole thing but to me it was still about I baseball. I WanNa play baseball thing. You know all right. Hey you got to be ready by the phone because you're going to get a phone call. Okay so I'm home waiting and next thing you know I get this call. You know that I was picked by Houston. A compost compensation pick fortieth overall great. It was an excitement Just knowing that I was going to play I again. It wasn't even about where I was picked. I wasn't thinking much about that. Or then you know you get the whole signing bone. Is that whole thing which is another deal but it was just about is excited to play. Baseball couldn't wait. News people were at my house. I went into different media outlets and did some interviews things of that nature so there was a lot of things going on. Obviously nothing like now. You're you're first rounder. Now it is a thousand times Different you know totally bigger. I've I believe now that pressure that they have now is a hundred times more than what I dealt with because of there wasn't as much Media outlets it wasn't even things like this podcast and so many avenues of Internet and everything that is out there now so we had a telephone a house line. You know so it was that it was that. Or that's it you know so wasn't as big as it is now but it was still kind of an excitement that built you know so. I had all that so then the whole negotiation started which was another deal. I had a had someone kind of negotiating for us and I actually getting tired of that whole process because all I wanted to do all I had in my mind was I just WanNa play baseball. You know so. We're going back and forth about money and this and that and that's just the business part of it now so they're going to offer you this. You have an agent kind of fighting for your getting more doing all that. Finally it was like I told the agents. Look I just wanted to get this over with and play about. We finally came to an agreement and that was it and then Not Too long. After that I was off to our spring training site in Florida which was a another thing. You know eighteen years old. I'm leaving home really for the first time by myself. No BIG DEAL. You know some tears shed yeah no problem. I get the Florida there and now it hits me. I wake up the first morning I will and it was like I had these butterflies in my stomach. I was like where am I? What am I doing? This is all while when I woke up I set my alarm. I still remember the song that came on when I when I woke up that morning and it was like wow you know I just a nervous feeling all right so I get together with these guys. We go to the park now starting to go away now starting to go away. I'm seeing the baseball field. I'm seeing where we're in the locker room. We're changing as soon as we were on the field. It was like it was all gone. It was no more. There was no more nerves that what I felt like waking up it was just gone and that was I mean. I remember that so clear because of what I felt at the beginning waking up in that whole process of of just what I had gone through to get to their. You know the whole draft. The negotiations the whole leaving home. You know the homesick par all that stuff and then finally getting to the ballpark. And now you're doing what you've been wanting to do and it was. It was such a overwhelming feeling. But a good one when it finally got to that. So I'd ahead as as you were talking. I had this picture of you and you mentioned like the house phone of you liked. The cord stretched all the way out of the kitchen in the bathroom. And your mom's Jimmy. Who who are you talking to the Yankees? It's Astros? This is a very different time. Back in Nineteen ninety-one. So how did you handle it with your teammates like? What is your teammates of all that? You know what it wasn't. I don't know what they thought we. We didn't really wasn't talking about that whole thing. You know you're not. You're just baseball players. Now you're just together with these guys and again to me. I wasn't I wasn't so caught up in where I was picked. You know now that I'm just here and we're worked together. We're playing that. That's how I looked at it. You know and things we talked about wasn't about. Hey you were drafted here. Would you sign for none of that? It was hey we're doing this. What are you doing after? Let's get together go swim. Let's go it was that type of of Chemistry that we were building as a team as a as a unit. You know. Obviously don't you're not hanging out every single guy you got your your friends that you It along within guys. You're a little bit closer with and that's just how it built and that's just how it continued throughout my hope. Lanker here so I mean that's built friendships that to this day. I am still in contact with those guys from from year. One from you one and and even as the years went on that I'm still have very close friends that I I am in contact with so it was a it was a huge A great experience a huge part of my life. That is still is part of it today. So you're of Dominica Dominican descent. So did you have that Could you flow between sort of like the American guys in the Dominican? Guy Is in a club house. There's always a dynamic right with the you know. Maybe it's just where you're from or maybe it's you know. Speaking English is your first language or second language but could you kind of flow between the groups are like what was your dynamic with with all the guys. Yeah no it was. I did exactly that because obviously being born here being American speaking English speaking Spanish fluently knowing their culture knowing what they had gone through and because at the time. My parents didn't speak English either so I was always there helping them and we'd get mail and I had to read the mail and tell my parents what what it was so I kind of knew that part was from the from a player's perspective. Were there in this country and they don't understand the culture the language so I would help them. They're even a at. And but I then I'm with the American guys the exact same way. We're talking about stuff that we do now as eighteen year olds you know how we grew up all that stuff so for me was I was right in the middle of both. I wasn't obviously just hanging with one group. I had a group of friends on both cultures Americans. Latins it was it really didn't matter it was I. I just felt like I was a part of everybody you know and I know I know was a blessing. I didn't realize it then but I just that's how I was able to get along with all these guys and have an have relationships and communication because of that dynamic yeah. I'm sure that and I'm sure today that also you know pays huge dividends not to mention the fact that you're a catcher all these years and you can handle both guys from both cultures so as you grew up in the game. Did you have any like major mentors? guys that. Kinda showed you how to be a pro and Kinda showed you the ropes and was anyone who you feel like really steered you in a better direction. If if not for them. Maybe you wouldn't have picked up on. Something is quite as fast. Or maybe you just your whole crew changed. Yeah Yeah those guys are always there. You know whether it be coaches or or other players. I mean I had that with coaching especially had Guy Conti who was one of my coaches and I met him later on him in the year. Two Thousand and just hearing him. He had already been baseball he years and he was an older guy an older man at the time but just hearing his perspective..
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"It was there because you have you have to have that within and then you do see other players that display that same type of what you feel passionate for you see them displaying it and that's just okay. This is what I WANNA do. This is what I want to be and it's not necessarily that. I said this is what I want to be it just kind of. Are you see that? And that just kept just kept building. That's kept building and ultimately that's an it becomes so now we have tons of analytics and you know track man grades pitches grades Framing catchers changing. Because of that and the way you teach catching today is it's starting to change or has it changed significantly since maybe even just five years ago. Oh yeah no I. I believe. That's that's so important. That is information that is there us. How can we not take that information and now try to make the catchers better that that catching physician better so what I am seeing and something that from when I started playing you know we talked about. Are you know receiving the ball? Well giving a good view to the empire. That's how it was a talked about back then right so we were still doing these same things but now we have all this information so we're trying to take this information and now just make better what we have been doing and I believe we're adjusting our our routines our drills in order to make these things better so I think it's it has changed because there's a there's a bigger spotlight on it. Now as opposed to before the really wasn't anything that was out there. It was within the catching departments of Yeta catching coach. And you were working and they were talking about this but that was it. It just stayed there and now it's it's a spat It's something that is really looked at now so when even scouts and other teams are evaluating other players. They're looking at that. Why because now that is helping the pitching side of it which is ultimately that catcher. Is there to help the pitcher? Obviously doing his own thing. But he's helping the pitcher sauce. We can get more pitches. Then that's going to help us As a whole but just individually catches as well. Yeah absolutely I remember in my thing is my second season I played with a catcher. Who had spent like a couple of seasons and bigly camp each each year? Here's a high draft pick and I remember throwing a fastball. Way down into a lefty pitched Outta my hand just like watching. A new was a ball like it was going to be a inches below the strike zone. And then he just SORTA vacuumed it up and snuck it right at the bomb zone. It was a called strike. I distinctly remember that pitch because my mind was blown. I'm like wait. No that was the ball and now it's a strike and that's I think a power like a superpower that catchers have that a lot of I didn't know that was the thing that existed until he did that in that game and that game he probably got five extra strikes and as the difference between you know that one fastball getting me to to one versus now one two is everything because now I can bounce a curve ball. I can punch that guy out told me it just completely changed the complexion at Bat. So it's one of those things that you know you don't even know it's there even at high levels until you've got a guy that can do that stuff and it's it's like you said it's mind blowing it. Can it can make a pitcher so much better just those handful of strikes per game and I mean I know towards the end of my career them why I realized how much catches were doing for me the more I appreciated him because like man like I need those extra strikes they can be pivotal if you the bases loaded and looking for that ground ball and you can get to one two instead of two one that could change that whole inning and changed the whole game and out of that jam instead of you know you. Just get stuck in that jam. So I'm excited to have a catcher on the on the show because there's so much stuff like that that goes on behind the seasons. Can you speak a little bit to the emotional intelligence that you have to have as a catcher to calm pitchers down to sort of get the best out of them like you said you? You said You'd go up there after blocking a ball and hey I got you like what kind of stuff would you see and do and when would you kind of go out for a visit? Tell me about like corralling. The the pitcher has an emotional creature. I think for me. It was always you had to know the future. You had to know how he how he is as a person you know. What's his personality? So there's there's more than just what happens on the field. That's how you get to know your pitching staff. You hang out with them. You have conversations so you know the personality to begin with and then you're looking as things are happening in the game. How are they handling because things can speed up? Things can get out of hand real quick in a baseball game especially at higher levels when things begin to speed up Even more rapidly than at lower level. So it's an I believe it's knowing when to go out there which now I tell my young catchers you know. Explain situations and not always they gained. Sometimes it's after the game or or even before a game as to WHO's WHO's pitching a no when you have to go out there and calm them down. And we talk about those situations Those were things that were said to me so I believe in that works. Let me tell that to. The catch is because they may not know to do that. So you go out there and you also know that personality so now you know I would. What do I have to tell them in this situation? Do I got to calm him down? Do I got a kick them in the Butler? I gotta get him going so again. That goes back to how well do. I know my personality would do. I have to do to get the best out of him. yeah. I'm sure there's times we kind of go out there and just challenge a guy like challenges manhood like. Hey Man let's go. You don't have your. I'm sure there's tons of times you've done that were like you said it's almost like and I. I don't think people appreciate the psychology and the like I said the emotional intelligence of catcher. Sometimes because they will go out and they'll tell you exactly what you're supposed to hear that moment to like get you get you in gear. Ida pitching coach. One time came out. I was in the seventh or eighth inning and are closer restarting to get Lucille's a tight game and he came out and he's like you know maybe we should go to our closer here. He's like it's it's a tight game and you know your piss counts getting up there. He was just like clearly. I'm like dude. I know what you're doing like you're just bathing me to tell you that. I want to stay in that. I can get this out like I know what you're doing but it was still like Kinda the right thing to do. Did you ever have any like moments where you did something like that? Well Yeah I mean. There's always times where you go out there and say look you're the guy in this in this moment. I I wouldn't say anything other than trying to build them up. You know wasn't anything trying to tear them down. But look you're you're the guy you're the one who's out there you know we we want you out here and that's even something. I would tell my pitchers now by giving the boss. Look you know what you're the guy I want right here. Let's go you got this. Give him the ball on and I walk off. It's about giving them the confidence that you have trust in in In what they're able to do what they can do and I believe that plays a huge part in in what they are. Any pitcher comes in. You know you come in in a situation and you know things can get tough. You know you can come in in a situation where run around Third Base. And you're the guy you gotta do this or or you don't you know so. I think building the pitchers up and giving them what they need. Mentally more than anything is powerful and it really helps them to accomplish what they're trying to accomplish. Yes I can imagine a lot of stuff that you learn and did and observed as a catcher's probably just making everything that you do as a manager easier because obviously you're having a lot of these meetings so but do you only go out to the mound of my own curiosity. I know most times. Pitching coach is just go out and do all the visits and use take is out but do you ever have Like strategic visits with your pitchers or do you leave that all your pitching coach now. There are times when that does happen. So let's say I have a situation where we're going to go out or I'M GONNA go. I'll ask the pitching coach. Anything you want me to tell them from his you know. Is there anything he sees? Because I'M GONNA go out right now. I have a reason to go out. Whether it's bringing the infielders telling something to talk about the situation. Talk about this hitter. What do we need to do so I'll ask him no? He'll say no nothing or let remind him something. Whatever it might be so I'll go out there and again. What would is that. That's for me. That's just a on China to calm the situation down. Build him up. Let the other guys know all right? This happens you know. We're GONNA go here. We're GONNA do this. We're going to do that are he? Would go let's do it and then head out so that is the same type of thing that a catcher can go out there and do. Obviously they're gonNA do it a little bit better a little bit more often. The older they are when they get to know Those strategies and and the pitchers and all those things but yes. I do go out there and do that doesn't happen all the time where. I go out in the time where the pitching coach usually does. But it does happen. Gotcha one thing. I'm really curious about is. How do you break up the duties because obviously on a team? You have lots of different coaches. I think there's probably more coaches than ever as far as some of the more unique things and guys sort of having any of these hybrid positions in coordinators. But if you could walk me through the sort of the day to day of what you do and what you delegates your coaches like are you active with the hitters. Like are you active with the catchers? Do you guys have a catching coach. Just take me through kind of the staff and what you guys do and how you all break up the coaching duties for your squad. Okay so we have a hitting coach a pitching coach. What what is titled? As an assistant coach and then obviously myself the manager and each one does have a role Each one does play a role in our in our routine our daily routine so the first thing that will do in every day is different so we'll have an early work schedule and it might be infielders might be hitting. It might be catching whatever it is..
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"Hey Welcome back to your baseball. Gods. I'm your host and blew it and I have a great guest today. Jimmy Gonzalez joining me. And he is a coach in the cubs farm system for two thousand nineteen. He will be managing in high. Which is the Myrtle beach? Pelicans so he was last year with the southbound cubs in the Midwest League so he made a jump up got a promotion so he is the high manager in Myrtle beach. This upcoming season and Jimmy has a ton of baseball experience so dating back to his draft year he was a fortieth overall pick in the nineteen ninety. One Major League baseball draft WANNA play fourteen seasons in pro baseball with the Astros Padres Expos and mets hills spent four seasons of winter ball in the Dominican Republic capturing two Caribbean series titles. And if you don't know the Dominican Winter League is a exceptional winter league. That's where obviously many of the Dominican major leaguers play. Many of the upcoming players play lots of the top upcoming American players. They'll play winner ball in the DR trying to get more exposure and to be in front of all these major league scouts and just a play pre much the highest level of baseball possible in the winter when everyone else is in the off season for the major so he clearly grinded out a lot of years in addition to those fourteen seasons Hundred Forty Games. And then he's going to go out and play another forty fifty in the Dr every winter so just shows you how much he loved the game and just how often he was behind the plate so as I mentioned that he was a catcher so super excited to hear his perspective on the game. Has I'm sure you all know. The catcher is referred to often as the general. He is the guy that sees. Everything can survey the entire field. So when you see a manager who is a former catcher you know that they have a really unique perspective on the game Having called pitches having hit having surveyed and and controlled the entire field. You know for such a long time. So he's GonNa have some really great insight on pitching on catching on how to help. Young players focus on the right things is they're trying to develop its catchers and assess players in general so thou further do here is coach. Jimmy Gonzalez. Hey Jimmy. How is the East Coast treating you? How are You Hawaii? The East Coast is not too bad right now. We just had some bad weather come. That just went by the last few days. But it's actually a little bit on the mild side when the forties now fifty so then helping all. This snow melt so not too bad right now. That's good you guys are looking out number one. Thanks for coming on the show. I really appreciate it. I know out here in the Midwest are eager to hear a little more from the cubs nation out. Here I'm pretty much equidistant between Chicago and St Louis. So you know depending on which kid I'm working with an academy there either a cubs fan or cordless fan so I know they're always interesting to hear about the pipeline and and who's helping their Their beloved cubs you know. Get back to Gloria again. Course I was talking to one of the little kids I was working with you the other day. And like you've never you've never lived in a time where the cubs weren't good. I'm like how weird is that? He's like what do you mean I'm like you don't even know. He leaned on the history. That's got to be a privileged. Can you speak a little bit to your time? So you've been with the cubs for four seasons now. Seven manages is my seven season. Yes Yes I came in. I came in a two year after. Ceo can so once. They made a lot of changes in the organization's been a Lotta new staff members. Kind of how? They revamped in the whole Just the whole minor league system. That's where where you start the player development scouting because we see we see result at the big league level but all that honestly is starting from the scouting department. I first and foremost they're the guys who are out there scouting getting these players. And then the hand them over to the player Department Player Development. And we then take these guys in and mold them into what they are you know we have a a philosophy on how China just play. The game has They had the ability. But it's okay How can we play the game? How can we get the best out of these guys? So seeing seeing that ultimate thing at the big league level you know it's it's been a process and sometimes as stands I think They want to see it happen immediately. And just that's just not a reality so these things take time. I believe that it did happen. Quick from when when that new ownership and when Theo came in from from back then two thousand twelve around to even sixteen. That was relatively quick to win. A world championship was was kind of fast but from my first year. Two right now I mean I've seen just continued growth. Which is which is awesome. I'm definitely blessed to be on this In this organization just how a how they run things how they let you be yourself how they let you teach and obviously they know who bringing in so it Kinda Kinda just goes hand in hand with their with what they're doing and what they're trying to do so it's been a blessing for me as well. Yeah so it's interesting. You mentioned that they let you be an individual and teach at you. WanNa teach so one thing I've noticed in your bio that I think is really is really unique is that you went through Major League scouts school. So how do you feel like going through Scouts School? And did you actually do any Any scouting throughout your career throughout the career. You do it unknowingly. Really you know you are there especially towards the end of my career. Where maybe I wasn't playing as much and you're just on the bench and being being a catcher you just have a different perspective of the game. You're looking at so many things that you just used to see your behind the play. You're seeing the whole field and I know it's simple. Mattis said all the time but it's true I you see the positioning of the infielders. You see what the pitchers do you see the outfielders you see all the ships that obviously are now happening now more than ever but you saw that so that's just from behind the place then being on the bench. I was also seeing all. These things are seeing other players. What are they doing? What is this catcher doing? So there was some scouting going on there before which I realized after I realized after you know especially going to scout school. It's kind of the things that I learned as to what to look for and s okay so it wasn't all completely new to me. It was I okay. Yeah I've done that before. I did not do that but and that. Kinda helped me. Just see things even from from scouting perspective. Which you know helped me at that at that particular point but then it's also helped me continuing into my into my coaching career. Because again especially as a manager where I'm able to see I have to see so many things other than just the pitcher now. I'm looking at where where's our infield. There's where I'll feel how we line up to this hitter. This pitcher how we own. So there's so many things that are going into that part which obviously isn't about mechanics or ability or any of that but it still. The scouting part helped me in that in that in that area. So you did you go through scouts. While you're still player it sounds like or was it during your managerial career. No this was all after all all guys go through this. Our is when you're done playing. You know the the people that were at the scouting school at this time which I went in two thousand five I was done in two thousand four plane. I went in two thousand five and believe each organization at that time was able to invite To to people to uh to candidates for the Scout School and I went as part of the Boston. Red Sox who who invited me and that's how I went so it was all after I played and before actually got into coaching okay. Gotcha the way you're talking about. You know your your vision of the field and behind the plate. I was like man. That's interesting I wonder if anyone's ever gone through scouts. Go there so playing. You know not that you would make a lot of sense from a you know but it just seems like it could be a relevant skill set almost like continuing education for like a player especially as a catcher and we talked about it off camera off off audio about you know your ability as a catcher and what kind of Catcher you are. So can you speak to that a little bit so I know you're a guy who prides were and are a guy who prides himself on Defense Both as a player. And now you know your players But what kind of Catcher were you? And how have you seen the catching profession changing with analytics? And all the interesting stuff. I'm sure the cubs are doing Have you seen what? Let me rephrase in a little bit shorter question but What kind of Catcher were you? And how have you seen the catching position change? Since you know in your twenty five years in the game while I was a guy who really took pride in that position I really. That was the my number one thing and it wasn't anything that I put hitting aside but that was just what I had in my heart. I I was I. I believe I was drafted because of Mike Catching first and then the ability. I had to to get better at everything else. So that was. That was very something very important to me. If if there was a ball in the dirt my I my focus was like I'm going to block this ball. That was how I thought and and if I didn't I was bothered at myself where sometimes you see again. This game has become offensive. And and nothing wrong with that. But you see where sometimes happens? Where a ball Mike by a catcher and who knows that the he's really upset or not but we don't know sometimes it's like You know that just happened. I'll I'll wait for my next at bat. You know that type mentality where I didn't have that I just I just had a tremendous pride into the position into what I was trying to accomplish back there and ultimately it was the the relationship behind with the pitcher the trust that that I built with him and their their ability to make the right pitch knowing that are this guy. He's going to block this pitch. I'm GONNA throw and I would. I would remind them of that. You know I'd go out there and in our in our conversations if it's me going to the mound or before the game or in between innings I. I would remind you know that that I got you here. You know that type of thing and again. That's something that took pride in just because it was on the on the defensive part do you feel you had a big mentor in your life when you were a young player who sort of instill that in you or did you just sorta always have that kind of bulldog mentality behind the plate regarding your defense. I believe that that kind of comes from within I did have some guys that I just. I just watched you know. One of the biggest loans was Tony. Pena just said I know him at the time. Just watching how he how he played you know guys had so much energy passion and obviously not even knowing him as a person but just seeing that seeing that in just a guy always looked up to I. I knew he was from where I was from Dominican Republic. Same town where my parents are from. All all that was Was Kinda I was learning as I was getting more into baseball. And especially into the catching position so it was Kinda..
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on Dear Baseball Gods,
"Hey what's up this is. Dan Blew it. And we are back here with another episode. Your baseball God's this week I do not have guessed I have another one. I'm actually recording with tomorrow. I've known one after that so I've been enjoying the guests but this week we are going a little bit off script because i WanNa talk about not really just so much the book but I WanNa talk about the point of this podcast. The point of the last twenty two years of my life all that sort of stuff that is what's going into this final product within these covers. So if you don't know dear baseball gods. The podcast was started back closing on two years and the original intent was to share stories from my career. That might be impactful to someone over time. It sort of evolved. So the podcasts initially was a lot of stories from me I Lotta guests from teammates sharing their story overtime and evolved into more monologues talking about pitching specific topics so things you might WanNa learn as a parent or or players coach all that sort of stuff. You No more instructional how to kind of things and then. Recently I got back into doing guests. I really enjoyed it and I've also realized over time how challenging is just to have monologue so regularly where I have legitimate content to put out of the forty five minutes? A sixty minute. You know the the podcast sort of length. Obviously a PODCAST GONNA be any sort of duration we want. I know for example. There's a guy called Nelson who organizes the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association. He Does Cornerstone Coaching Academy which is ten twelve minutes. It's a little quick snippets for coaches of things that he does that he thinks to be valuable for someone else like tips and little current topics in in baseball coaching. So obviously there's no wrong way to do it and it can all be your thing. I've really enjoyed the podcast called. It's Micros podcast. Called the way I heard it and he writes these stories of being sixty eight minutes plus a little bit of advertising time before. But they're twelve minute episodes and that's kind of that so anyway. This is evolved over time but originally the point was to share a lot of things that I learned along the way in more like a story form. Now that again is evolved and that sort of the reason I have my blog now so as I've looked at different forms of content and ways I can connect with people and reach people. One of the big demographics that I wanNA reach our kids kids who are GonNa go through the things that I went through in their own way and so sure. Podcasting is a great format. I think it's really more of like the parent format but uh to reach the kids on Youtube and on instagram. A shorter form video based thing was I think my my solution to a high school middle school demographic and of course college as well so over time the stories that I wrote in my book. I'm like Do I want to translate these into podcast land or do I want to translate them into video form and as got my feet wet in video forms of your own my email lists you hear from me once a week. Sometimes twice I share mine. Yuv Logs were are you on episode. Three will come out next week. And I've been explaining a little bit about why I'm doing this flog and as I jumped into it and bought more camera equipment bought more of the Audio and technical devices that I need to do it. Well you can see here. This is a brand new Mike. That probably sounds significantly better. So if you're listening via the PODCAST KNOB YOUTUBE. Of course the audience the same on both those channels but you're listening only through the audio version. You'll hear probably that. My voice sounds better than it used to. And that's because I have this Mike. That costs four hundred dollars instead of ninety nine dollars. So not that. There's anything wrong. I think my podcasts of sound. Good in the past. We have decent. Mike's but this is like a next level Mike and the reason I actually bought this. Mike is because I'll be doing the audiobook version of my book fairly soon. So my goal is again to put up the the highest quality piece of content within my power and my budget and all that other stuff so it can reach more people because I know that if something is easy to listen to as opposed to harsh. It's easy to watch as opposed to low quality. More people are going to give it a chance and then hopefully connect with them in the way that I that I wanted to. So as I've gone through all these different mediums. I've sort of started to put them in their own compartmentalized place where the podcast is evolving into a place where other people can share their long form stories. So I have a guest tomorrow Jimmy Gonzalez. Who's the coach of the South? Bend Silver Hawks. That's a cubs single a affiliate. He's GonNa come on the show. He'll be the week after this airs. And so it's great to hear other people's perspective in journey. I'm only my own version of a coach right. I'm sort of a low energy guy. I'm not a huge Rah. Rah Kinda guy and it's great to just hear different messages from different people. You might hear the same thing that I say from a different person and it connects with you better just like parents who played high level baseball. Bring their kids to my academy simply sometimes because they say you know my son or my daughter tunes me out Even though they definitely know they talked about and they have a lot of knowledge and wisdom to share with their own kids. It just depends on the message in the format and all that stuff. So we're very aware of that. I'm very aware of that. And so the packaging is important so hearing it from other people is critical. I've actually really enjoyed meeting new. People recently of either podcast. There's a lot of great minds out there. I've been learning a lot. So it's it's I think finally taken its niche but this week I wanted to give a gap and Kinda talk about some of the things that I'm doing because a lots changing and now that the book is getting close to coming out. I'm really excited about it. I think it's all going to start to Mesh together. Well in the future. Where if you're interested in what I do and you're interested in learning about the journey that is high level sports. You know that that climb up the mountain. That's an analogy. I use over over my book. It's what you're in store for because it's it can be an amazing experience. It can be very heartbreaking experience and if you listen to some of my older episodes like episode thirteen where I explained the worst day of my career Which is also one of the worst in my life You know you know that it's never going to be easy. And it's often how we reframe bad situations and how we react to them and respond to them that makes them you know learning experiences or jeff just flat out defeats so one of these topics on one working on for episode five my blog and that is the peanut butter and Jelly. So when we look at things and this is one of the things I'm going to be doing in my blog is taking the everyday items that means something to me and explaining the story. That's behind them. So if you look at anything in your life the foods that you love the comfort foods that really does make you feel like warm and fuzzy when you're a kid because you made your mom made him or whatever Or the just the the the the paintings on your wall the reasons that we connect with certain objects and and experiences and events. They're very personal and they're always attached to a emotional story. So that's why I think stories so powerful when I do speak and I'm going to start getting back into speaking more Soon as book is done establishing an emotional connection with someone is critical and sharing a personal story that allows yourself to kind of put. Your you know be a little. Vulnerable is a really be part of the process. And so I as I look around as I've written this book. There's so many things that remind me of my journeys something so many things that were a little piece of it and I'll give you an example peanut butter and Jelly which is going to be episode. Five of the. You're my boy blue blog a blog a peanut butter and jelly. When I think of it I immediately taken back to two thousand ten when I was in my rookie season with normal when I was making six hundred dollars a month which was to fifty five ten per paycheck after taxes. And I just think back to the clubhouse how everyday you walk in two thirty you know you have to be on on the field at three thirty. Usually you walk in Ray to get your early work in get your you know get settled all that stuff and there's a table and there's a big loaf of bread to typically to a wheat bread and a loaf of white bread. There's a big jar like an industrial sized jar of Jelly typically grape. I mean almost without exception grape and then a big drum peanut butter and in the Frontier League. Which was the league that I played two dozen ten rookie season than two thousand twelve Evansville. The year I blew my water second time in that league. Obviously don't make any money right. Six hundred twelve hundred. I believe is still the Max. And you pay a dollar a day in clubhouse do so clubhouse dues you pay to the club and basically gives him money to wash your uniform to prepare food in the clubhouse which sometimes only pretty much. Pb AND J. And in general keep your clubhouse tidies the clubhouse attendant and the dues you pay him are basically his salary. He's paid meagerly by the team. If at all and he relies on your dues but in the frontier league the only a dollar a day every other league they're higher than that in the Atlantic League where I play my final three seasons. It was seven dollars a day. So significant bump up in fees. Let's twenty dollars for every homestand. Plus you WANNA tip them if they do a decent job but you also expect a little more from it. So seven dollars a day Gets you a little better post game spread of food? It gives you a little better pre-game foods it'll be more granola bars and Rahman Cup of noodles and and more fresh fruit and all that sort of stuff and then post game is usually see. Actually they've had decent somewhat catered meal or catered meal in the Atlantic League but in the frontier league peanut butter and Jelly for pre-game. That's literally the only food that set out there for you and then after the game you sometimes don't get fed probably thirty percent of games. You don't get fed which is really honestly terrible but sometimes they do feed you and it'll be pretty scrappy not great dinner. That's kind of the reality of that low level independent baseball life in the Frontier League as you go higher and leagues like the American Association. Where I play with Fargo. You get taken care of better. You also pay more in dues again. The Atlantic gets pretty expected that you have a legitimate meal after the game and pretty legitimate like kind of snacky food before the game and most guys bring a meal out. Eat a meal at two o'clock. It's got the ballpark. There's a Latin American restaurant right near the Ballpark in Camden. Were was literally called the Latin American restaurant but I'd grab chicken and rice and fried plantains from there all the Latin guys kind of turned us onto that and eat that go off for BP. Do all that stuff come back. Some snacks start the game. Coffee get me through the game and then post game meal what so when I think of. Pb AND J. I just think that first year was such a formative year for me. You know I was living my dream. I'll so excited. My arm was also killing me so I was struggling to get by both physically and financially. You know six dollars a month. Five five ten after taxes is nothing even though I had an amazing host family denny. Doherty Crawford here normal and if without them putting a roof over my head for free without having no car payment is this old crappy Honda Civic and without Danny enjoy also provided me a lot of food in. I mean I had a pretty full refrigerator. Every day I came home to it would have been really tough to scrap I. I was a little under water or even for that summer. Because I'm relatively frugal but peanut butter and Jelly eight one every day. If not to every day either before pre-game or before the game because they're just like wasn't another option you can't always run out to subway and spend seven bucks that's like half your day's meal money you fifteen dollars meal money now. League and so- peanut butter and Jelly was just the reality and so I ate probably between one hundred thirty and one hundred eighty peanut butter and jelly that summer I wouldn't say I got two two two a day but some days I would have. Three zero burned out but on average I had one and a half a day for an entire summer of one hundred games in the frontier league so peanut butter and Jelly. Whatever look at it will always have that memory that experience that scrapping by? I'm living my dream but I'm struggling and this is what it takes to keep me fed to keep me in the game to give me the energy to do what I need to do. So peanut butter and Jelly to me has a really profound story and and in this episode of I've logged on filming. I'm also tying in some of the minor league wage story because again. That's a big part of it. There's a lawsuit ongoing about minorly wages..
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Pero? Maybe a little overcooked. Yesterday. We spoke with. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux. Tillery county about Gustavo Garcia, and that long reign of terror that he perpetrated down there and let some folks Sunday Monday. And I don't know if you've heard yet. There's a follow up story about ISIS wanting this guy who was deported twice before. We know that now and something that hilarious county. Didn't do I'm going to get to that. And you ain't gonna lack. Now something else you probably won't like there are a couple of democratic legislators who brought their immigration lawyers along with them. And what did they do? They escorted a group of Central American caravan migrants in Tijuana went down there, and they escorted them past the US guards and through the border gates last night. Why? Why? Now, this this group of migrants is called the they're they're called by the media. They're favored migrants, they're favored. But they're favored, and they were ushered through a particular Puerto tame Mason. And included Maria Meza Central America. The woman who is was photographed when she thought to children. She brought to over children right up to the US border as the border officers launched tear-gas to repel the aggressive migrants. You know, that's the way it was reported initially. We know now that it wasn't a number of men who pushed the women and children forward. So there's a lot of misrepresentation of that story, but you know, that because we've been through it many times. So this group also included a favored migrants teenagers who soon be eighteen and they'll lose their legal protection set for non adult migrants. Quote, after seven hours, I can now confirm Maria may our kids featured in the writers imaging image fleeing tear gas tear gas at the borders last month just filed for asylum, and that was tweeted by the California Democratic Representative Jimmy Gonzalez who is one of the individuals who did this reported. They are now on American soil. Now, this was a note out a political event. A political event it was staged in. Tijuana was arranged apparently by several pro immigration migration groups, including one called families belonged together and in a series of tweets, they said, and I don't know if I want to read the whole thing, but we went to Tijuana with Representative Jimmy Gonzalez and Representative baragan and to personally escort a handful of the most vulnerable refugees to the port of entry, including the mother editor children pictured in the conic. Teargassing photo. Among the group were unaccompanied children Maria enter five children with the conic photo and seven children who were at risk of aging out of the protections. Because of the Trump administration is forcing them to stay in Tijuana pass their eighteenth birthdays, and they went on and on with all of this terrible staff that we as a country are doing the Trump administration is doing the asylum laws than I'm north authority on this do not allow economic migrants to get green cards, and then jobs, so most are going to be rejected by the immigration judges. I came here for a job I came here because I need money Hamer because I'm broke you ain't get an and go home unless they have some incredible skill that we're lacking in the USA. Now, it's not clear. How many of those migrants are going to be released USA Evadne or held family detention centers, or if they're they're please of asylum are going to be rejected, but it was a staged event. It was staged to highlight the effort by the border officers to slow the northwest flow of the poor the uneducated migrants who are seeking US welfare schools, healthcare and jobs. Oh. Currently come on the border patrol is metering the number of migrants who were allowed to apply for asylum at the border. This is to prevent many of the migrants from overwhelming the border curbs the metering system allows roughly one hundred migrants at the border gate to apply for asylum each day benefit a lot these groups think that's not nearly enough. One hundred a day is fine. And that's you know, they want to keep it at one hundred a day to retain a level of competency to. So they can do this. Much more meticulously than they've been doing it. The democrats. They're saying that the border officials really aren't allowed to temporarily turned away migrants who asked for asylum. Even if the processing system becomes overloaded. And then releases many of the migrants in the view, I say were they you know, will out of the wages earned by the blue collar Americans in divert education spending from American kids, we although this five million central Americans. One of my great in the USA. This is according to Gallup poll survey that was published in November five million wanna come here. Now, the two legislators baragan Gomez from California they posted videos against Moore. You know, propaganda rhetoric staging whatever you wanna call it. They posted the videos of their effort to help the quote unquote, favored migrants jumped the line of asylum seekers at the border, and that's exactly what they did. They went in front of everybody for this staged.
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on KCRW
"Not down though my name is anne creo i'm a reporter on the metro desk and i met jenny on monday her full name is jimmy gonzalez she's a migrant from guatemala and she had traveled across guatemala and mexico to air zona where after crossing the border she was picked up by border patrol along with her three children lester yemeni lean and they win there are eleven nine and six and taken into detention a few days after being held together the kids were sleeping on the ground and they were woken up and taken from her to beth last week you brought us the story of one lawyer who's representing a mother in detention in arizona and her three children who are in foster care here in new york has he been able to reunite that family yet no he hasn't jamie the lawyers name is jose heavier are chena and he's jose era china he hears about jenny's case from one of her relatives and after getting nowhere he decides to talk to the media and call attention to what's going on but now he called me today and he said looks like he will meet with them very soon he also had his first phone call with the mom she's in the aloi detention center in arizona she's from guatemala she wants asylum so jose tells reporters that the judge in arizona has that jenny's blonde at seventy five hundred dollars and a writer here in new york here's that on the radio and decides to launch a crowdfunding effort a gofundme campaign on her behalf ladies and gentlemen six hundred this paper the stack of papers means that yeni is approved the release today and within days they had raised enough money not only to cover her bond but to actually finance a road trip from arizona to new york city and join her kids so everything shifted and i decided to fly to pittsburgh to meet denny for the last leg of her trip so we are just leaving pittsburgh i'm in the car with jenny and a few other journalists and our driver who is one of the volunteers who has driven jenny all the way from arizona to destination new york city where we are scheduled to arrive tonight we are all squeezed into an suv and i sorta seated right next to yeni and i start making small talk i had.
"jimmy gonzalez" Discussed on KTRH
"Twenty four hour traffic center here is your forecast for tonight partly cloudy skies mightiest ray shower or thunderstorm low seventy four tomorrow partly cloudy and warm ninetyfive friday few clouds good but a son behind ninety five i'm meteorologist craig across from the weather channel eighty four on the island eightyseven now at the ktar h top tax defenders twenty four hour weather center seventy one our top story a judge ordered a temporary restraining order against a local bombshell sports bar described as a crime factory by harris county da's office talking about person be shot to death in the parking lot we're talking about number of other shootings that have occurred here aggravated robberies aggravated assaults sexual assaults drug cases from people sorted cocaine in the bathroom or people in one stall for dwi arrests have been tied to the bombshells and i forty five near few quai in one month including an accident where an accused drunk driver hit a houston police officer at barnabas now close at nine pm and will only be allowed to serve food and no alcohol for at least fourteen days four h i s t schools are not on the list of waivers granted by the state over harvey devastation ta commissioner mike morath announced today worthing high school woodson pk eighty and mating and wesley elementaries failed to make the list he says the ta set a very low bar for schools to meet but says some campuses were affected by more than just the storm leader of grupo domas is dead jimmy gonzalez died this morning in san antonio he had suffered from diabetes nasa has a big announcement scheduled tomorrow about the mars curiosity rover that'll be at one pm the dow gained three forty six the nasdaq fiftyone s and p five hundred up twenty four sixty five eighteen now the marklevinshow i'm scott credited newsradio sudden forty ktar h you already know if you're having transmission problems you can hear the linkage slipping you.