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#231: When to Bet the Horn

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#231: When to Bet the Horn

"April twenty second. Twenty twenty one from alcohol in california. This is episode. Two hundred thirty one of you can bet on that tape. Hi everybody welcome to you can bet on that. A podcast for the recreational gambler. My name is mark. All sitting across from me is dr mike. Hello mike we wind quite a bit on this show about san diego sports with good reason. Sure you know. The chargers were bad and then they left and the padres you know have always been bad when they did go to. The world series embarrassed themselves but since our last episode something pretty major happened in. San diego supports on april ninth joe. Musk grove threw a no hitter for the padres and it was the first no hitter in their entire history as a major league team. That's going back to nineteen sixty nine wright fifty two years ago we're in the middle of the fifty third season eight thousand two hundred five regular season games forty postseason games no no hitters. We really thought well. Is this going to ever happen in our lifetime and it finally did. Yeah finally well. I mean you know almost our whole lives. We've been waiting for right right. We have been waiting. I'm laughing. Because i immediately jinxed the padres by telling you that even if the season is a bust at least we have this and of course. They went from being ranked. You know the second best team in major league baseball by mlb dot com to now being you know a five hundred team and since the no hitter their sub five hundred in there all right all right. Stop your whining. You're not gonna hear any whining for me. Okay tonight about the padres because this was huge. It really was right. You know there are a lot of i. It was the first no hitter for the padres ever yup. It was the first no hitter in that stadium. Yeah global i feel new stadiums. It was the first no hitter. It was the first no hitter of the year. Yup for any baseball right. Yep well this was huge for padres fans everywhere and it was especially special for you and me right because joe musgrove graduated from the same high school that you and i did. Gross cry highschool right. He was he's a local boy. He was born right here in oklahoma right. Yeah yeah his parents still own a coffee shop. Yeah think of it. I mean just because he was born here doesn't mean he's going to play for the padres. No or the throw a no hitter. Given how many high schools there are in the country. Mike he he went to the in the world. Because there's a major leagues has all kinds of players from all over the world. So that makes it extra special for us. You know mike seriously. I mean this. This was a big one for me. So yes the padres have been disappointing since that point and you know they're hittings terrible and what have you been honestly. This is huge. I'm not concerned so much about the rest of the season. And the dodgers make the playoffs. I liked to beat the dodgers. It would be nice but honestly for as much as we wind for as much as i wind right Winding a lot a lot less because this is a big one. It's also funny that the guy who does it as a hometown boy versus all the great pitchers who have come through san diego. He's a hometown boy with a career. Losing wreck right now. He's got a losing record for the for his career losing. That's what i need. Yeah you know. It's funny that it was him of all people. I mean it could have been you know. Guide jake peavy over the here. Sure so you'd have a lot of one hitters a lot of going to the eighth and ninth. Yeah sure yeah. We've been so close. We ended up to only a couple years ago. No batter had hit for the cycle. That only happened a few years back in a couple years. You know i thought oh. Is that ever going to happen. So too. Big monkeys off of our padre backs and yeah the world series. That's the last thing really. Is the world series. Well let's let's start small. How about we win. Two games of a world series. We'll go for that. Okay lose award or do. Yeah then maybe four to three. And then it's four to four and they they cancel the world series forever. That's it s anyway here anymore winding for me at the end of the show you know when you do your little segment if you wanna whine about him a little bit more. Go ahead. But i will not join. You're gonna leave your whining to other aspects of life correct. Yes i may wind throughout this episode just not about the pirates just so everyone knows all last week all mark told me is that he doesn't take sports that serious anymore. Yeah right after but that was after the no hitter. Now you don't take it serious so don't let it get to me yeah. He said he doesn't let it get to right. So i've been informing him of all the terrible things in sports that i come across true. He texts me every day. Something new there's a lot. I am full of it. Yeah you sure all right well. We got an email from listener scott. I'm just gonna read it here a few years back. I was playing a slot machine at the hard rock in tampa when i noticed the woman. A few machines down had her hand in her purse and was moving it around. She must have seen that. I was looking at her so she explained. I rubbed my lucky rabbit's foot for good luck. Then she said. Wanna see before i respond. She opened her purse to reveal a real live rabbit and darn if she wasn't rubbing its foot sure seem strange to me but honestly if she'd hit a hand pay i might have headed to the bunny farm to get one to anyway. It made me wonder about some of the stranger things you guys have seen involving animals or anything else. Mike have you seen any. Maybe some animal things during the strangest animal thing i saw was out at harrah's rincon a few years back when we saw guy playing a slot machine with a small dog right perched on his shoulder hair. Yeah i got a parrot like he was a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder. This was a small dog. And i don't even remember what the breed was but it was one of those real. Some show our chihuahua mix some very small. i mean we've got a little five pound dog ourself and but getting her to stand on. My shoulder would be rough purse there and he wasn't holding it right lane. The machine it was just sitting now. Was the dog facing the machine or facing away. I think the dog was actually whispering in his ear. What to do a good one. The spin when i say when i when i year a little bit. Maybe the dog actually had some like electron device in and it wasn't even a real some mechanical dog. Oh it was a fem bot except the dog. Pot well okay. That is the strangest thing you've ever seen his strangest thing. I've ever seen to start selling those. They won't work of course but we'll just sell them on online. Wanna beat the casino so man it's way what with a robot dog. Honey come to figure this out so here is used to be friends. I don't know if you can have dogs in the rooms anymore. They used to be very dog. Friendly changed that. I'm sure there are circumstances where you can bring a dog in the casino. I see dogs all the time. They're still but it's not supposed somebody told me it's not as friendly as it used to be keeping them there. I don't know i understand that. 'cause it's a dog i do too it is. I think it is strange. How many people bring the dog into the casino and have him sit there when they aren't helper dogs legitimate helper dogs. I know a lot of people say. Oh you know it's my. It's like my companion dog and you know it helps me emotional. It's my emotional. And i understand that but that's kind of what all pets are right but i understand. There's some people who a lot of anxiety and it helps them and i really haven't seen any issues. Have you ever heard barking dog casino like our dogs. I wouldn't bring. Because i think he'd be torture on our dog honestly noise and the noise the people buying in mid roll stuff like that. We'd go caps for the come out. Yeah honestly i. Our dogs would not enjoy casino. And there's too much going on. I mean the right kind of dog. Oh absolutely absolutely have to have the right kind of dog not just as an owner. But just you know not. Everybody likes dogs. Some people are afraid of dogs. And you've got a big dog walk you through the casino not kill. We saw fairly good sized dog through the casino. I mean a bigger dog. And i thought dogs little big to be in a casino because you know some people might freak out. Oh yeah well. I haven't seen any other animals though. Although i'm sure i can guarantee you that there's been somebody there with a lizard or some kind of a bird like a real bird now. I think i have seen birds. Okay maybe not here. But like in vegas. I think i have seen people with birds on their shoulder. Like you'd right and they're trained. They're not yeah around the casino. Come back you like when you're at seaworld or something right at the top lies down over head that's right. Lands right in the middle of the roulette wheel. Usually i get the dump right on my shift. Just i'm not so worried about cove it is. I am this bird poop. Well anyway. Yeah those are the only two animals. I think i've ever seen. I've never seen a cat. Have you know well people. Don't take cats. I mean if you see a cat and a casino probably got in there on its own. You're trying to find a way out. Yeah i can't. I don't know no horses. I don't think i've ever seen a whore Yeah that's that's it. As far as animals. I mean i guess dog is the most common animal and should be in some show. It's the most jeopardy the most common animal to attend crap sessions. What is a cat. No let me ask you this because this is really important thing. Did these animals have clothes on or were they nude mostly new. Okay so another When he nude siding for you we recently took the clothes off. Our dogs Yeah that's all i'm going to say. Hey thanks to everyone. Who's been clicking through our amazon link. Remember whenever you're going to buy something through amazon. please go to our page. I you can bet on that. Dot com and click through our amazon linked towards the top of the page. All right. let's move on to some voicemails. I is nick. Hi nick and kalamazoo. I'm a little league giving you a trick or porch. But my wife and i went to atlantic city for the first time right before the end of march. We stayed at We had some free nights with caesar's decided to try it out there and found the whole place to be interesting late. My other reports biggest finding was difficult. We were there Sunday thursdays and non peak times. But there were some places that are only open on saturdays or something wasn't always available if you wanted to. But for the most part you could find him food. You might have to make some decisions. Craps tables were all over the place mostly ten or fifteen dollars since there were some games on sundays from march madness. Most things for fifteen dollars which. I wasn't accustomed to one of the other things that was strange as that you to covid new jersey and acted that you have to be seated while playing table game so all the crafts tables had chairs which was very strange. A lot of us just kind of kicked them out of the way so we could stay at play. We wanted you but they were there in case someone told you had to sit down because of regulations so that was different. I wasn't going to find a few ten dollar table and play. Those teen is a little out of my wheelhouse but to be fair actually did better at the fifteen dollar tables than ten dollars cables but we found the whole place to be interesting. I think something. I would go back to once things get back to normal so i can really make a determination. I mean it's not vegas. It doesn't have any officer properties that we like to go to the cheaper smaller local places but it was still a pretty good time. We spent most of her time at ocean and borgata in had quite a good time. I appreciate the podcast. Thanks a lot now. Talk to you soon. all right. thanks nick. this is the first. We've heard about chairs being required at table. atlantic city. had you heard that before now. I haven't heard that. Yeah i mean. We have chairs here at harrah's rincon kind of spoiled. Yeah the craps table chairs. They recently got some new ones which are funny. Because they're more like highchairs. I feel like i need a bib. And i it's terr- it's actually uncomfortable. Well at the old shares. Were much better now. I mean they they look nice yeah they don't they're not comfortable and there's no cheerios. No one brings cheerios for you or anything like that or metal tray even to put the make a mess. I it's weird. It is weird all right. Well glad nick had a good time. We're going to hear from him again in a little bit next up. Is our buddy robin from anytime gambling. Well i is mrs robin. I just wanted to let you know that. I'm driving on my way to foxwoods a long time. You guys. i've got a lot of but this is just going to be brief. Message reasonable teaser. Because i'm on my way to fox with like fifty six six first day today. And i'm gonna try to get some special slot play and i just wanted to comment on a couple of quick things before i call back but loved your point about eighty and i just want to remind people that even if you go in and swipe four entries and then leave. It's considered a no gambling day. Or if you go in and you'll get your. Oh jeez. I don't know you're a blanket. Well that's considering those gambling day as well for many places so Up here in new england most casinos. Well augustino so mine of my still for gene protocols as they were a year ago and they are having trouble getting people back. The limit is now up to forty percent but still having trouble especially in massachusetts getting past at twenty five percent capacity. People aren't coming back so quickly. A new england which is typical of the area. Probably okay. i'm gonna call back and let you know how did and more topics glad to say. Hello and i'll be back all right. We're going to hear back from robin here pretty soon. You know robin is now host of his own podcast. The new england. Casino gambling podcast. He started it in march. Yeah take listener. That all the information there about what's happening at the new england casino. So good you know one thing that he reminded me of. And this kind of goes back to knicks. Call to one of the frequent players. At harrah's rincon was telling me that. Last tuesday he was there. They had one table open. It had been fifteen dollars during the day. Okay but like early evening. They changed it to twenty five. So it's the only table open and he said sure enough. After about a couple of hours it cleared out an nine o'clock. Nobody was playing. Wow but they still kept it at twenty five and he asked somebody you know. Can we go back to fifteen and no no. It's twenty five and it's weird because they've gotten to this you know they raised the limits and now we have extra seating there instead on recent episode right now allow four on each side. So eight people could play and no one's playing you'd think they'd lower to fifteen to get a view of the regulars. He was actually playing like the shoot to win crafts and he said well you know i playing because i wanna play lower limits. Now they were firm on twenty five. I guess you know for evening but it was a tuesday night. Not saturday night. Yeah it'd be. Yeah if it were weakened. Maybe i could understand it because it's very possible that any moment you know some of you come up right are playing and then it fills sure sure but he said it was empty for about an hour and i just thought that was funny and it kind of goes into the you know. They're still strict with their restrictions in new england but not so much here right and the limits are higher. Yeah so well. We were worried too that this might happen. That when things start getting back to normal that the limits would stay higher than they were before this right. Yeah it may take a while to lower. Yeah and it may take them a while to open more tables to you know they kind of get in that mode of like we're only gonna have two tables. Yeah the you know. Hopefully they're paying attention to the data that's coming in right and they're making smart decisions. I can't say that. That's absolutely true. But i can only hope i understand to. It is kind of hard. Because i think here in san diego things are going pretty good covid wise but then you know you read some article. They found a new variant. And you know blah blah blah and. There's somewhere indiana was having a problem. I guess again recently and so. You know maybe california's is like well. When's our economy. Yeah yeah well since robin brought up. Adt let's talk about that a little bit more so he was saying that at some casinos. This is definitely true. If the casino knows that your on property for any reason right. They're going to charge you with a trip whether you gamble or not. So if they know you're there okay. You didn't gamble zero dollars for that day right. And they have to know the you're there so that could be yeah slide in a card through a kiosk buying something you know at the fast food or at the gift shop any reason now just based we haven't done any scientific research in day harris southern california but my offers only dipped once. I started playing with my son on the stadium gaining your gambling less pros gambling however mark. I thought about this after we talked about. We don't know your offers only got less after that but we don't know if maybe you would have been getting more before. Had you not played free. Play one only or something because one of the very high limit players at harrah's asked me once what my free play was. When i told him he was shocked. He's like oh my god that's so low really and he said that he got a lot more than that. Okay but him. And i gamble about the same. All right and i'll tell you afterwards who it is. I don't wanna make sure sure. But he told me that. And afterwards i thought you know he only comes in place right only comes like maybe once a week on a saturday night and plays heavy right. I've never ever seen in their mid we so we thought we were getting a lot but maybe it would have been even more. That is possible. What i was gonna say is we are constantly going up there and not gambling either just to get free play or since up there. Oh i got my free play. Since i'm here you know i'm going to use my food voucher to get a hamburger or something you and your lunches there. Sure right right. So maybe you're maybe that is hurting the reason. I didn't think that was the case was like i said mine dipped considerably and it was only after i started doing the stadium gaming right but that might have influenced but it might have had say you're getting one hundred dollars and all of a sudden it went to forty well but maybe before you would have been getting two hundred. Had you just on once a week and played your regular amount. You're absolutely right and against again. We haven't tried to look at this scientifically when we've asked people nobody no of course. Nobody's nobody knows he goes. Well mike remember episodes back. Our buddy marty contacted us and said hey betting on the sports out right from home is affecting my adhd and we thought well that can't be right and once we looked into it. It was her enough. It wasn't it's like what i think. Casino screw themselves on though. I mean that's ridiculous. Sports betting at home yeah urges to do. Yeah or not to go to that casino. Because you're not getting much free. Play right well certainly. Don't use their sportsbook. Yeah you know just another or something right you stupid and another thing like even with us like let's say you go up there and you have your lunch or you get your free play. It shouldn't count against you because you know what if you lived in the area now dr ways but what if we lived like an escondido and it was like a five minute drive. We'd be there every single day. Getting our free play and if it got low enough we'd stop going there and we go somewhere else doesn't make that's why was saying adt. I don't think is a good way to determine how valuable a player is to a casino right but that's what they use. Yeah well anyway. Getting back to what rob lowe saying. It's probably safe to just assume that anytime the casino knows you're on property. They're going to consider that a gambling trip right no matter whether or not you gamble or not. So that may sound. Don't gamble it's zero dollars for that day. They'll get averaged in. Yeah how stupid that sound. It's probably true. And i think i complained about this to you the other a week ago. Customer service at some of these casinos. Even harrah's rincon where we're regular. I mean you know. Everyone who's their knows are named the cashiers. All know our names all the cocktail waitresses. They know they know us by name. And still some of the service that you get in. Some of the areas is so crappy right so crappy and i'm not talking about from dealers or cocktail waitress. I'm talking about from management you and cashiers and places like that. You're still treated like it's the first time they've ever seen you right and we can't really go into details as to what you're talking about but i know what you're saying. It's it's such a bad way to run a business and maybe some of these casinos. Who get in trouble or have issues you know. Maybe they ought to get management. Who know how to run a business. I mean i know it's gambling is a little different and there are some security concerns. Well you know what you're arguing is for the old days when the mob ran everything when it wasn't this corporate bottom line kind of thing exactly so funny you say that because just today one of my patients who's a psychiatrist professional guy. He likes to go to vegas every once in a while and we started talking about it and he said he's exact same age as me. We're like a few weeks apart. Okay and he wasn't vegas so much better back when the mafia ran it. And i was like you're right. It was he said. Yeah when the corporations took over. Vegas got crappy. It's not fun anymore. That was his. he said. I still like to go occasionally. But it's not as much fun and he was saying to and it's not a safe. It's kinda true. Nobody messed with the mob. Right what i do like about things now is i'm not going to be taken into a back room and have my thumbs broken right. That's one nice thing about the new casino. Probably weren't going to have that happen. You know you're right not counter. I'm not account counter. She and i. That's what i told the my patient. I said look you know in the old days you only got in trouble with the mob if you were doing something you weren't supposed to do if you were just a regular guy went you're playing blackjack and having a good time he your chances of having a problem where slim right i mean. Maybe if you've got drunk they throw you out but were going to kill you. I mean they wanted customers and it was safer. You felt safe in the casino right now. it's like. I don't know they're worried about the bottom line. They're not worried about you in particular. It goes back to what we were talking about. I think last week to. They want their buffets to make money if they're going to have a buffet. It has to make money. Otherwise they're not going to have a buffet right. Yeah the mob guy. He didn't care how much aid wanna jet the blackjack table. That's what they wanted to get you in the buffet fed and liquor it up and back table right next. Call dr. my this is mark calling from florida. I have a situation here playing pie gal at the local casino. I just want to see what's your take on this day with the of pi-chao game and i had a terrible hand. I had like a face. High pi- dow with maybe a king to put in the low hand. The dealer had a straight with a joker. And what they did was that they put the straight as using it as a two so it was a through five is a straight and then they're low hand was just a nine seven so seeing that i couldn't set my hand and he's way but i thought they had push and the first lady who played at a push and then about that time the pit boss blocks by says. Oh oh you have to reset it this way. And he ended up putting the ace up top and then she had three through the seven street and of course that feet me whereas the hand was already played for the first player. So i kind of grumbled that i didn't think that was correct if we set our hands we're stuck with it. Especially since they allowed one hand to be played and then he changed. So i'm just wondering what your take on that would be that's Just seem down a little bit better customer service and just allow that hand to stand at least one player already. Been playing may enjoy the show. Just wonder what your ruling on this would be a lot. This is an interesting situation. Let let me repeat what he was talking about. Service clear okay. So the dealer basically had a joker in her hand and she used to make a straight ace two three four five. The joker was being used as a to adduce right right and then the remaining two cards were nine seven. She set that up incorrectly. What she should have done was played three four five six seven using the job as sick as the six right and then play ace nine in the two card hand right clearly a better hand set up that way. Now mark was saying that the lady in the first position pushed and then they moved to him before. The hand was corrected by the pit. Right action was on mark. That's when the pit said. Hey you said it wrong. It should be a seven high straight with as nine in the two card here right and saying okay you lose so there's a lot to take in here okay. You'll have one of the problems is we. Don't know he didn't say what at first lady had. Maybe she would have pushed either way. That's a good point. Yes she could have had a ten on top right and she would pushed either way and so maybe that was a situation where the pit saw she was going to push either way and said no here said it right however i am in agreement with mark i say once you set a hand and you've made a determination on the very first person. You can't go back that handsets. It's because of that. First person right having action so that is a good point would have lost right. At first person would have lost with the new setting of the hand. Yeah but you know. Her cards are gone already and they've already made a two. Oh yeah they have to keep the hand the way they were set right i would say and again the pit would just have to make a determination all right. I'm just letting everybody know this is a mistake right and we're going to let it stand honestly if i'm in the pit and she does the firsthand and then i see that she made a mistake. I don't even say anything. Yeah because the first person is already been deli let it play through move on everyone's happy why alienate all the other people right by changing it now actually when probably they would have pushed right probably lost and maybe this is what the pit was thinking. Maybe that first player would push either way right and so they're thinking no harm. No foul we're going to set the hand correctly and move on. I hope that was the case. Because if that wasn't then this is a real big mistake all right even though i agree they should just let it stand the way. It is just for good customer service. I agree it gets back to what we were just saying like a few seconds ago. Claiming are you there to make money. Are you there. To piss. People off your. Here's the other thing mike. Based on the new way that the dealers hand is set every player now has should have the option to reset their hand. This is face up. Pi-chao poker rises vice up right. Where you make your determination after you see the dealer's hand right so you know. Maybe even that first person would have said right or right right so we don't know what that first person and does kind of hinge a little bit. But as far as i'm concerned once they've set their hand and they're rectifying other people's hands then it's done yeah. It's you go bra now. Knows what kind of pressure the is under. I don't know what kind of rules you know. They're worried about breaking here. But i think he could make a judgment call in this case and say know dealer made a mistake. Action has already started around the table. We're gonna play it this way and just announced there was a mistake made and that you know. Hey and then you know what some people who push but would loss would be. Oh great. good customer service. You nice guy you very much and you know have a good feeling instead. Why yeah everyone. And they'll stay at the table whereas the way to you might drive any money in the end. Anyway i mean so all this stuff can be avoided by just good customer service. Goes back to what you were saying. Yeah i mean the mob wouldn't have cared now later. They would've taken the dealer outback curse. This is the dealers the last day casino. Hopefully she can get work somewhere else. Without the use of iran's all right let's hear from michael. Hey mark dr mike. This is michael from indianapolis. I call end with the story from media. Grand you know in shelbyville Listen to the episode. Where dr mike took down the marching soldier a little early and i have a kind of similar experience but not the way that you think. I did not all mine down early. I just marched. i shouldn't marched. Let's say so started out by the fourth quarter and nothing was happening role after all seven out no force so then i went to the four and ten whatever end. His first marched that direction off. That didn't work out either. No fours and i said i'm gonna make this soldier march so started at the six and eight for eighteen yet so went to a forty dollars nine and parlay that over two one hundred hundred ten and bought it it hits for the two hundred and but okay. Well i'll keep on marching to a two hundred dollar four. I'll take a little bit. Is ricky earlier so twenty. Four march down the four five six all. These shooter went ahead with another six ten. After i moved to the four so i very strongly contemplated holding there because of how bad the four started for me that day i would have just kept an independent. I would've been president raising. Hit a lot more intense coming up so anyway Feel your pain dr mike. At least you got to collect decent amount nine. But hopefully i will go ahead and mark all the white thank. You don't second guess yourself especially with that especially with the marching soldier. I mean honestly he he would have been better off to place all the numbers and just collect all those ten right. Yeah maybe maybe press him a little bit. I mean that would've been. That would have worked out way better but if you decide you're going to do something and you do it. I guess you do it then. You exactly now one thing that he tried. You've actually been trying recently to where you bet on the four and ten and whatever side hits than that. You're starting right. Yeah i do like having both of them whichever one hits start from there and start moving down there but that is where you start either before or the ten right. You haven't started in the middle anywhere you have. Yeah all right. Let's hear from nick again. Hey guys kristen neck in kalamazoo calling with a weird craft situation. That i ran into wife. And i ran down to blue chip casino in michigan city. Indiana haven't been there since before the pandemic it's an hour and a half to get there normally be five before cove and instead it was ten the also restricting the all tall small center bets to five or more trying to keep people from buying in for twenty bucks and throwing stuff in the middle on the table or whatnot but something strange happened so it was my last sessions. Have sunday night Guy was playing hotel small four or five people up on it. I personally was not the guy beside me was throwing the dice on fire. Get three or four points. He was found by numbers out pressing. Everybody was happy and then you had two numbers left. He had the five and the ten. He hits the ten and then as they were changing the stick. Stick's said you're gonna do. What now. okay. And he told the other stick stick showed up. He said he's passing his dice to use her. And i was like wait. What you're in the middle of a hot role on the espn number last year. You're gonna make me throws a five so it's like okay. What are you going to do. So i threw the dice and three. It was a two first and then the one ever was like how bad is so close and the next one. I tossed them i hit a two and the second off the table and then of course the next throw is a two hundred five for seven it. Everyone was super bombed abused. You pass dice when you were super hot. The couple beside me couldn't understand. I didn't understand and then i was next to shoot since it was my turn and set the point of size. I did also hit the point of five but that became a joke. The rest of the night. I came back the next morning was talking to a couple of the side of the who was still there and they were like man. Did you even sleep. And i was like no. I felt terrible. I how would you do that to someone. And we asked the dealer if they had seen that and she says oh that's probably so he does that all the time. I just couldn't believe you would put someone in that position. I felt terrible. I didn't know what to do. I wanted to turn off. But i was just kind of shocking. Just just the dice so a very strange situation. Hopefully no one ever gets put in that personally. Thanks for the great show. I always enjoy listening. Thanks mike we've seen players past the dice in the middle of their role if say they're on the don't or something right and they've lost right or maybe you know it's the come out roll and they've thrown a few craps enroll and they get discouraged. We've seen it maybe from a hot shooter. If they've made their point and then they have to leave. Yeah not too. Long ago. Marco shooter who passed the dyson the middle in the middle of a hot role in the middle of the heart rule. I don't remember the maybe you were by yourself. Because i'm trying to remember he'd made three points and then he passed the dice in he said. I just don't think. I have any more in okay but it was a come out. Roll right. yeah it was okay. It wasn't in the middle. He made a point. Yeah and it was like his third one he said. Pass okay. i've seen that. Yes i've seen it but just in the middle of a role not the come out. Roll not realizing. I don't think i've ever seen now so it. Sounds like this is something based on what nick said something. This guy does not and all you can think is well. He's superstitious about the stick change and so his way to beat that is to pass the dice gates. Stick change the important thing that wasn't told in this story is nick never said when he rolled that one die off the table One st on went up diaz for that. Same die or eating it in you die because that's probably what brought the seven. Now that's critical. Yeah that's critical and that's probably what brought the seven out. It wasn't the fact that the guy had passed daigle and off. Yeah sure if it's maybe your fifth or sixth time plane craps. You don't understand that but like us. We know that. That's what caused all right so nick. Apparently dr mike is saying this was all your fault. This is what you should have been expected to happen because he may have the answer. The same die. Yeah half the tables going to blame him for asking this and the other half will smart mu work out and then by the same token half the tables gonna blame me should have got to new die. And then he rolled defy right now the five coming out on the come out after that. Yeah that's obvious that is obviously a whole value. Prop bet on the five for that one and afterward through with these phone calls when we get to the end. Yeah i'm going to explain craps to you great and to everyone listening. You're going to get a little tutorial from dr mike on crowd. Soy all right. Well let's race to the end of the show. Then but first. We need to hear back from rob and find out how his trip went. Well hey guys. I told you i'd call back and i had lots of things to say. So fox was report. Well the gave me twenty five points for my birthday not status points but when she used to buy things with wasn't very successful was slow and torture's burn for two and a half hours and i was glad to get out of there so i spent my birthday with a piece of cake and a two hour nap in afternoon. Yeah okay. I've had a lot of doubt success lately and I was glad when you were mentioning to tip the dealers if such a very slow game and enough very a lot of fun for them to actually deal so i always put down You know like an unequal gown. So that they're in play and it lasts longer than other tables because of just on the play of of paiko there are many hotels here in new england. Finally opening encore. Boston harbor is finally open. Twenty four hours protocols are still in use i wish i would have been invested in plexiglass for the pandemic but then again you know. Twenty twenty five quick on the trip report quite university. We stated encore for the first time. Amazing that's the casino hotel. I've ever been in his larger than any basic hotel room in. Boston and basic is really isn't basic. It's a fabulous view technology lower in. It's just a great place to day. Also he had a great gambling trip. I've played quarter. Triple play ultimate x for most of the time and the money on one royal. But no multiply salary vice. I know you kind of sensitive about that. Royal thing So i won't even mention. The roy had mohegan sun last week. Playing same play. Ultimate x frappes finally opened up in massachusetts but poker is the only found in the tribal casinos and in new hampshire. The other four poker rooms are closed indefinitely by the way crafts. Minimums are all over the place in new england. A best table minimums at small casinos or ten dollars at tiverton. Hollywood bend or have also ten dollars. Otherwise it's fifteen and twenty five. Encore has nothing but fifty dollars on busy weekends. That's the minimum okay promotions. We're seeing a lot of multiplier days here instead of those stupid place for promotions. That keep you they longer than you see until a high roller with a bazillion entries finally surprise. You know those promos. And i'd like to know just how you feel about those promotions. Well maybe you the hirose to actually win those things. I don't know connecticut approved idea and sports betting and is looking to have it up and running for the nfl season. Meanwhile the massachusetts just can't get there you know what together because they want to do it quote the right way. Finally put me down for bellizzi. Meet up vote on. I'm still trying to plan a san diego trip. I thank you guys for getting me. Interested in poker it has linked in my business threefold actually love the game. My new year's resolution was played bigger but play often and it has made my adt rise like crazy. Now take a breath stay healthy good luck of the dice slash card tables. I can't wait to see how that works someday. I wish you well thanks for everything. You guys do trump all right. Thanks writing sarah. So the drawings that he's talking about they actually have those. Ed harris southern california on the last saturday of every month you'll get a surreal points based on how much you play. And then they have a drawing on the last saturday ever re month. Your entries are from the whole month correct. So it's based on how much points you've earned on every time you've come. During that month period they do have some saturdays. Were they have drawings. Based on just that day yes correct so you know if the drawings at eleven and you get there at nine you have very. Few injuries. doesn't matter how big gambler you are. You're not gonna have much in the entry pool and so that encourages people to get their first thing in the morning so probably way better for the casino as far as making money. That's good point. But for the person like you and i we've gone to some of those salaries but we usually can't get there until six or seven and so we have very few entries when it comes time for the drawing but on the end of the month one. We have a lot of injuries. Because we've had our whole month to occur points however we have never one right now during these drawing days. They have a big drawing like at eleven o'clock but they also give away smaller amounts throughout the day in day for all in free play. Usually it's like thousand dollars every hour. They give a thousand dollars to five people every hour which is significant. That's five thousand dollars of free. Pay every al. Yeah and you've actually won a couple of those three time. Got the thousand dollars. At the end of the night they give away fifty thousand dollars in its cash right. Not free freeplay. I've never won that and it's so funny because people are always saying. Oh surely you've one was because a lot of the people we know have yeah. I've never won anything. No i've never won. Amer went right. Well what do you think of those. I don't like us okay. I don't like him. Because you and i feel compelled to go. We end up saying yeah end up playing longer than we would. Normally we stay later than we would normally and we haven't won. If i had one one i'd say oh they're great but no you're right. We've fallen victim to that. Yeah i mean well just today. Our good friend phil said to me. I'll see you saturday. Night and i said oh. I don't know if i'm gonna go this saturday honest. I've got so much to do work at home. And everything i was thinking of. Not going he said well you know this is the end of the month. It's the the month. Today's only the twenty-first and he said no because the next saturday's may i. Yeah and i'm like. Oh dr so now i'm thinking well i gotta go gotta go go. I might win. Fifty thousand dollars free play. I won't but i might well. We haven't actually discussed what we're going to do this week until right now so i guess we're going saturday onset. Good you know then the story of my life. I won't win. But i. I won't win but i might see another great teaser. How come we're not getting these t shirts Role in through the factory here. You could wear that everywhere. I look at you question. Yeah what he's saying and all right. Well that's going to do it for this episode. We wanna thank some people four some recurring pay pal donations first of all from robin at anytime gambling. And don't forget to listen to his new podcast. The new england casino gambling podcast also donations from justin nathan bryan dancer. Brian and sarah and from josh. Thank you very much for those recurring donations. We also got a donation from scott. He says this is a combo karma donation for an upcoming trip to vegas and just thanks for your show and he sent us an email as well. He's going to be staying two nights at circa and then a few at aria. So good luck on your tripp scott. Yeah boy wanted to go to cirque du they advertise on the padres game. So every piedra game. I see four or five i know. I don't know that we talked about that on the show but circa has associated itself with not the detroit tigers. Yeah i'd derrick. Stevens is from the race. So close little yeah. The dodgers were probably asking. I twenty dollars where the padres were like a give us a buck or two roy. Also a donation from troy had a big online craps win and wanted to share a bit of good luck with two of my favorite dice players. I will be in the san diego. Area may third through the fifth to take in a padres game and some dice rolls at harrah's hope to possibly see you guys at the table. Yeah definitely look day wednesday. Is it third through the. Because may i is saturday so all right. Well we name. Monsieur troy but good luck and enjoying the maybe. We'll see him when we go out there to collect are free that could be right and finally a donation from michael james. He says heading. Vegas april twenty ninth through may fourth mainly to bowl the usb c national tournament my wife and her daughter who is celebrating her belated twenty first birthday. We'll be joining me and about fifty others in our bowling. When i was in vegas for the super bowl. I put futures on san diego padres and chicago white sox to win their penance. Both teams have thrown a no hitter. So far this year that's right. I like me chances once again. Great job and i love the podcast so again on your trip michael mike. I feel so bad. Bet on the padres now. That's my fault. i'll take that blame. Blame dr mike a couple three hundreds and we'll all be better. Hey be sure to check out our tv listings showing all the gambling related shows coming up within the next two weeks. And you can bet on that dot com slash tv dash listings and our list of gambling related movies at you can bet on that dot com slash movies. We'd love to hear from you. Caller voicemail hotline at nine five one two nine two four three seven seven. That's nine five one two wagers want or you can email us at. You can bet on that at gmail.com you can also follow us on twitter at you bet on that and on facebook at facebook dot com slash. You can bet on that finally. Please go to your favorite podcast app and ride review of the show. We love getting your feedback. Show right. should i throw it over to you. Dr michael end the show. Well before i get into my lecture. I guess i wanted to say by the way michael. I don't know if he saw this one of the professional bowlers. A younger guy on televised bowling tournament picked up the seven ten split. Oh really i. Yeah just weeks ago. It was the first time on television that somebody a professional bowler had picked. That split up in like a longtime time many many many many years. Yeah i saw it. It just happened to see. It was quite exciting. I'll bet i mean it doesn't happen that often any no you have to get in this situation the seven right pro bowlers. Right up in that situation anyway. What i wanted to tell you. I was at the casino. Yes last weekend and i always tell people that you know. 'cause i make a lot of horn beds prop bets on the come out. Only that's true. I've seen then you know we'll establish a number and then sure enough the next number when i don't have any prop bets is like a two twelve three earned all right. So you've made the bet on the come out roll and then appoints establish right and then the very next role is one of the numbers that would have won for. Okay i can usually tell people that you know. Why is it one role late right. Always happy you said. There's a guy out there who always tells me with. It always happens one and shabet. Yeah he's a little annoying. I have seen him. I think he stands right next. You generally i know you're talking to me one. And she being the bet and so then he said well if you remind me i'll make that bet just to prove to you. That doesn't always happen right okay. So they the guy wanted to make point yeah that mathematically what you were saying was wrong and he was going to put his money where his mouth he was actually gonna lose money right. Okay and i said okay so this you know. We joked about in the past. But this week i said i'm going to remind him every single time to make this. Yeah yeah so that he's forced to make it and then he'll see the error of his way. Okay right. Math doesn't work especially in the game of crap so the guy makes the bet And i kept track. Oh i seem to remember this now. Yeah it was painstaking. Keep track for seven hour. Because you know my concentration wayne's and i'd like to have fun and you know making little check marks and all these rocks insured bank so you is your reminded him so so you reminded him so every time right as soon as a point was established. Yeah you don't forget to make a twenty dollars hornbeck. Okay make a twenty dollar horn. Yeah so let me give you some statistics. During the night there were one hundred and twelve situations where he had to make that hornbeck hundred twelve situations where he had to make that orrin bet it turns out that had he made that hornbeck every time because he missed some of mets. What you're saying you've got to remind forgot to remind or went too fast. Yeah yeah so if he had made the bed every time. Twenty nine of those one hundred twelve. Chances were winners and eighty three. Were losers now this player soon as he won he took it down so if he he made a twenty dollar horn bit if he hit a two or a twelve He would take his bet down collect a winnings and take back one hundred fifty five dollars one hundred thirty five dollar profit base hungry ready okay and if it three or eleven were rolled he would take it down eighty and down. So he's making a sixty dollars. Okay now during the course of the night He had thirty four times. He missed the bed out of the hundred and twelve so he made seventy eight bets. Okay right okay. I gotcha so he. He forgot to do it. How many are retired. But he actually made the bed to seventy eight ton. Gotcha okay okay. Thirteen times it was either a three year in levin. Okay for a total of one thousand forty dollars after he took his bed down. Yeah yeah seven times. It was either a two or twelve so that was one thousand and eighty five so there was twenty times. He won his bet. Okay out of the seventy eight times. He plays all right okay so he had a net profit of five hundred. Sixty five dollars So he won on the bet he won on the bed. Five hundred and sixty five dollars for the night now. If i'm not mistaken he was ahead for craps that night but less than five hundred sixty five. That's right. his total profit for the night was actually under that five hundred dollars. He won he. It was under five hundred dollars. So what you're saying not made those bet he would of lost for the night. Gotcha so those bats are what caused him to win. Okay and what this shows us. Is that making stupid bats. Yeah sometimes works in your favor. Yeah i guess. I have to so that math not always turn out as it's supposed. Yeah i i was the guy if you haven't figured it out. Yeah isn't that funny really was. It was nice. I often fuming. I point yeah i you my point but had i done your way way. I would've won money on the night when i lost. It was unthinkable. I am going to keep this little piece of paper for the rest of my life and pull it out and just fume of other slip of paper. You threw away from last week when you're going to keep nine keeping and every time i have a good i'm gonna pull this out and it's going to knock me back into reality. I mean so. I can either look at this paper. I can check the national league west standings. Those are the two things that bring me back to reality. Okay all right. Well thank you for your craps lesson dr by your and thanks to everyone for listening. Good night l. Let's see this san diego.

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 416: Collapsing NL Central and Rebuilding Teams

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 416: Collapsing NL Central and Rebuilding Teams

"Golden concept baseball podcast. We cover everything major league from spring training who the world theory. Got your favorite club cover from new york combat then to elan if the golden state media content baseball podcast. Hello everyone and welcome back to the gmc baseball. Podcast brought to you by the gmc podcast network on your host jack ridenour. I've got a great show planned out for everyone today. There's been some crazy news that went down in the mlb. this week. That i'll get into in just a bit. But i hope everybody has been doing well and staying healthy. It's to think that slowly but surely spring training will be starting fairly soon. At least we hope but who knows cova if that will be on time or not but if we so we've soon enough we'll have some more even more baseball i should say to discuss. The season is just around the corner but getting into today. I want to touch on a lot of different things that have been going on and just some other speculations. I have saw. I dive right into some news going around the mlb and let me tell you what there has been a ton of news going around with the recent lindores trade that i'll get into momentarily but afterwards i'll get into the potential collapsing of the central this season due to the pandemic losses. And what the impact of the financial losses for those teams could be this year and as we move out of that conversation. I'll discuss which players. We expect to have bounceback years this year after sluggish seasons this past summer and then make sure you stick around and stay right here with me for the final few minutes of the show as i'll discuss some teams in baseball. That could be going through a rebuild phase over the next few seasons and honestly might be going through one sooner rather than later so again a really good show a lot of different things going on because there has been some major major news. And i want to dive right into this news build segment because this comes just days ago again very very recently and the new york mets have made a huge move by trading cleveland indians shortstop francisco lindor. And let me tell you what. This is a huge game. Changing move by the mets. I mean without question. The deal was a really good deal. I think for both teams cleveland. Got some prospects. The mets got some solid pieces to work with obviously with lender and then they also got carlos carrasco but the indians wound up getting infielder ahmad. Rosario who a lot of the people in the mets organization initially felt that he would kind of become their next shortstop hasn't really panned out great so far but again he's got a lot of potential he is still young. He's under the age of twenty six twenty seven so he still has a lot of time to develop. They also went out and got a pitcher. Josh wolff and an outfielder isaiah green. So i think and also another infielder andres minutes so they got some good infield pieces of al fueled pieces some pitching in. They're already set with the pitching right. I mean cleveland. This past year had one of the best pitching rotations in all of baseball. And i think now that they go out and get some more prospects. They clearly need to address the hitting in the outfield because that was atrocious this year especially s wise so they go on and address that go and get some prospects wise move. It's a very wise move and they had already articulated that. They didn't want to have lindores door this year. They said that they didn't want to have to pay him. The twenty one million that he was owed and then eight who better to have that contract and the new york method team. That can clearly pay him in that amount of money and more probably and it was very wise. Honestly i think for the mets to go out and get james mccann as opposed to getting jt. Nato real utah would have eaten up way too much of their payroll and as a result they probably would not have been able to get linda. They going james mckenna me. He was an all star not that long ago he has shown that he's a very good catcher himself again. He's not jt room utah. And i'm not going to give him that title but he is somebody that is going to definitely be productive and definitely do damage in the lineup and also a solid backstop catcher you know. Obviously they've got wilson ramos right now but he's aging. He's on the back end of his career so it was wise that they went out and got mccann not to mention. He's on a four year. Forty million dollar deal so they paid a fraction of what they would have had to pay. Jt real mutual because he still wants a two hundred million plus dollar contract. And i don't think the mets have wanted to pay all of that money towards just one player they probably would have been. I would say little pigeon held for any other the prospects in any other free agents in all honesty paying that amount of money so it was smart for them to go get can then they go out and get lender. he's again twenty one million. He'll be a free agent next year. So that is my one concern that the one thing that i do wonder about the four time all star in the two time gold glove winner is will lindores stick around. New york is going to be a guy that is there for one year. They see what they can do. They try to go all in for one year. This is there one season to do it. And it doesn't pan out and he winds up walking leaving free agency. I don't think it would be a terrible catastrophic loss. But i definitely think that if they can try and keep them around for the long term. I think it will vote very well for not only linda for playing in a larger market will probably get a little bit more attention towards him but then also the metal have a steady solid very talented shortstop. He literally leads. All shortstops in home runs extra base. It's and total bases by shortstops since two thousand fifteen so over the last five six years he's been one of the best power hitting shortstops not to mention. He's got a great glove. So i think that this is a player that is definitely going to pay off for them very very well. My next question will be. What is their next move right. They still have. I think a lot of payroll that they can work around with and they still have some players that they could potentially go out and get and i wonder if this is kind of what they were planning to do to go out and get a really really big free agent. They still have talked about. Maybe getting trevor. Bauer they've still talked about. Getting george springer potentially they still talked about getting dj lemay. Hugh detail may his name has really surfaced in the last couple of weeks. I would say because again we know is out for this year so they have no second basement. They already have a great shortstop now at linda door. I mean talk about an incredible middle infield if you had lender lemay turning to all the time that would be a us insatiable middle infield not to mention a great lineup batting wise and i also think that you know going off of where we were going with door now over to carlos carrasco. Because i think he's one that is forgotten about in this deal because lindores such a huge name rasco. He's coming off a great year. I think he was the steel in this deal. In all honesty he had a great great season comeback player of the year. Actually in twelve games. He had a two point. Nine one era. Eighty two ks in sixty eight innings. Only twenty seven walks. He finished fourth in the cy young voting in two thousand seventeen so clearly somebody that i think will have an impact on that rotation and depending on what they do with their rotation who knows they could put him in the bullpen if they go out and get another starter. Somebody like trevor bauer. Somebody that is you know at least a solid starter to complement syndergaard. If he's back in full health this year and degrom now. I think this is going to be and not to mention. They still have marcus stroman. He signed back for another year. So now you've got two grams syndergaard carrasco and now you also have. I mean that's a that's a really hefty. Stroman you've got four solid pitchers to them. Are cy young candidates. One of them's a cy. Young winner harass go has been in the voting before and he is clearly dominant pitcher and at least. He's shown that he can be end. Stroman has been an all-star syndergaards all star. They have a very very good pitching rotation. And i think that jared porter has clearly taken a thing or two from theo. Epstein's playbook being aggressive. He's really gone out this offseason and tried to fill a lot of the holes that they have and not to mention. I think they knew that they had a lot of wiggle wiggle room to work with. They've got a lot of young talent. That's going to be really good. Dominic smith had a breakout season. This past year pete. Lonzo is i think the centerfold of this entire team. And i think they're trying to surround talent around him. Try and take some of the pressure off and try and take some of the attention off of him. But you've got michael conforto. You've got jeff mcneil who i know that earlier on in the offseason i talked about possibly linda going into the mets. And maybe them shipping off mcneil in exchange but instead the masters gave up some prospects and i think it was a deal that worked out for both of them. I mean the indians they got to top tier prospects rosario and jimenez. I think that they could both be very very good. And then they're pitching has The pitching prospects they got. Were believe the ninth and tenth. The ninth and tenth ranked overall prospects are overall pitching prospects in the mets organization. So i think they got some pretty solid a trade pieces. I think they got some pieces to build with not mentioned. This is a team. That's got a really good farm system so they'll be able to develop the talent on just really excited to see how lindores plays in a mets uniform. How he really kind of. I would say comes into his own as a player but he's already done that. I would like to see you know you see these players that are on a team initially and they have a good season or a good career and then they go to another team and that's when they really hit their peak and hit their prime. And i think that lynn door might be right on the cusp of that happening. So gray move by both teams. I loved it. I mean it really shook up the entire world and honestly at the once again. Another huge trait. We've seen some big trades. This offseason yu darvish and go to padres josh bell going to the nationals. And now we've got lindores going to the mets so who knows what will happen next. I think that we can all agree that no matter what this is. Not the end of this crazy offseason. I mean we still have a lot of free agents to figure out where they're gonna land. And i think that this was a slow but steady move to try and go get another potential big name in this free agency market. I really do believe that. So getting out of that though because there are some other news going around around the world and it really comes from the saint louis cardinals because there are rumors that the cardinals may keep one of their veteran stars. While letting go of another as audio molina has been rumored to be nearing return. Saint louis since he is a free agent but adam wainwright might not make his return to the cardinals in an all honesty. I'm not shocked by that. Molina has been a cardinal his entire time with wayne right but molina has been a cardinal his entire career and it would just be really weird. I think to see him in any other team uniform. And he didn't really have that out of a year to sixty two for somebody that is getting up towards his forties mean thirty seven thirty eight and for being that old as a catcher. That's very unusual. You don't usually see catchers last that long. I would say personally just because of the wear and tear that the position takes on your body and the toll that you take playing that position. Each and every single day and having to be a crouched position for nine innings game after game after game it takes takes a toll on your body and i think that it speaks volume to who molina's player being able to still be playing today He had sixteen. Rbi's i'm he is clearly dropped to just about every other year from two thousand sixteen so he's obviously on a decline. I don't wanna say that he's completely over with and done in his career but he's definitely on the back burner and he's definitely not and the prime and the peak that he was in five six seven years ago. He's definitely again. He's aging is getting older and wainwright is also getting up there in age too. I mean he's thirty eight and he's still pretty study. He had it low. He had his lowest eras past year. Since two thousand fifteen he hurled three point one five era. He led the league in complete games this past year as well so in all honesty maybe you get another good year out of him but i would let him go and i would just let him walk in all honesty because why try and keep an aging pitcher around. You can work at least with an aging hitter if the universal d. h. goes universal. Maybe you go and try and trade for a catcher. Put molina eventually as a d. h. And he can extend his career by maybe two or three years. I don't know if that'll happen. But wayne right on the other hand. I think that if you do keep him you'll get again one or two years out of him and then that'll be it. I mean he's getting older clearly has lost a little bit of touch off of his fastball. And i think just overall pitching really. I mean his velocity is still not where it was five six seven years ago when this cardinals team was really really good and i think this is kind of again and you will get into my rebuilding phase kind of segment here in a little while but this is a team that is going to start seeing a rebuild face. I think sooner rather than later. I'm not really worried about it though because it's a great organization but i think that it's going to be a very different cardinals team before we know it and i just think that they're going to be a lot of new personnel on this team. I know wong is pretty young in paul. Diong they're both under thirty. I think colton wong's been under has been underwhelming in my opinion. Paul the arms. Okay i think that they could maybe eventually move those guys if they don't have really good years the next two years and then they could really start this rebuild face but going to be very interesting to see if wainwright or molina is are the veterans that they stick with or one of the one of the to at least so whatever's going on in st louis is very interesting but there's another team that has been very heavy in the news and a team that i could see being actually a big time destination for some players which is the angels as they had as they have There there have been speculations that the team wants to go after and get a good hitting catcher for this upcoming year because it's a position that they clearly need to address mac. Stacey was good for them this year. You only played in thirty one games but in eighty six. Pm so a small sample size but a productive and a positive sample size. I still think that they need to go out and get somebody reliable though because he is coming off a hip surgery this past year. And like i mentioned if you have hip surgery as catcher. I think anybody out there that at least has played or used to player currently playing the position. They can attest to this. And that's pretty tough to come back from i would say especially if you're catcher. Now john joe maddon is very interesting piece in all of this because of his ties to the chicago cubs now madden has connections with wilson contributors who could potentially be a player that could be on the move for the cubs because that has been a big bay talking point in the chicago organization. Who are they gonna move. They've already moved darvish. They've they've already non tender college for and so i think we're going to start seeing guys like contrary at bias is going to be a free agent before we know it. We're going to start. Seeing guys kris bryant. Maybe even anthony rizzo. He's going to be a freedom before we know another team that we could see going through a little rebuilt face and the angels might be able to capitalize on this joe. Maddon again has a familiarity with him. They went to and won a world series together so a player and a manager that i think have an already established relationship which would mean they would be able to figure out a deal much easier much easier than it was then then they would be if it was somebody that the you know controls that never played with or played for so i think madden's connection to contrary is very interesting and his name has been tied to the angels recently. So i think that's going to be a big key in all of this but also the angels have also been tied to joe. Moss grows name. Which would be another great move for them. I think that joe musgrove is going to go through if he does wind up getting traded. Because i know the pirates have talked about that if he does get i if they do wind up moving him and if they do wind up trading him i think he's going to have the effect that garrett cole had at one point or another austin meadows all these players at the pirates had then go off to bigger and better things and they continue to have very successful careers. So i think that must grove is gonna fall underneath that category as well and we could see kind of a blossoming and blooming of joe musgrove as a player if he winds up on another team. It's just going to depend on what team that is. But the angels is a great team. I think for them to develop not to mention they really struggle in pitchy. I mean max. Bundy was the only piece that they really had in that rotation that was anything substantial they were in the bottom half way bottom half of the mlb and pitching last year so they clearly need to address that position For the most part i would say but continuous. Here's the thing with him. Going back to wilson. He didn't have a great year this past year but really nobody on the cubs did i will say though. He's got the second highest ups spycatcher since his debut in two thousand sixteen eight fourteen so he will provide a heavy bat in the lineup. No matter what you're going to get production from the plate out of control is one way or another. And i think that this angels team. They weren't that bad of a hitting team. I think they were just a player or two away. From being a top ten heading team. I mean they ranked thirteenth in average twelve and opie s. So that might be kind of the tipping point that they need to try. And make that ron and try and make that overall push that they can make an not to mention their name. The the angels have been tied to maybe getting. Trevor bauer so you go out. Maybe you get must grow trade for him. Maybe you signed bauer. And then you trade for wilson is now. You've got a totally different team. Now all of a sudden you've got jose iglesias over at short you've got anthony rondonia third. You've got contrast behind the plate. Trevor bauer is now pitcher joe. Musk is part of the rotation. Max bundy's part of the rotation and then you got mike trout. You got shohei otani. You got a lot of pieces and all of us on this angels team is ten times better than it. Was this past season. I will say conspiracy did bat alot to forty three hundred seventy three. Ps but two years prior he was an all star each of those two seasons. So he's got the capability of being a really good player and three of the five years. He's played he's had over eight hundred psi for the for the year. So again overall a good hitting catcher a solid power bat in the lineup and joe maddon never gonna turn that down and so i think that and not to mention i think it could fit the cubs needs. They're possibly going through a rebuild. They're going to want to address a couple of guys that are going to be free agents. They're going probably try and ship off a couple of guys before we know it so they don't have to pay any more money towards them. They can try and save some money since. This is a big financial loss season. If you will with the pandemic and whatnot and i'm gonna get into it momentarily my second segment. But this whole. Nl central division is going to look really wacky because of all of the financial hits that they're gonna take and the cubs they might not take as big of a hit. But i think now that they know what the deal with what they're dealing with. They might go out and try and trade pieces before they have to run into any sort of financial issues and then guys start non-performing that this past year as an overall theme not many guys on the team performed while anthony. Rizzo not hit well. Hobby by has denied hit well. Kris bryant hit well jason. Hey was the only one that hits you know substantially okay and. He's not been that greater for the most of his career after his rookie year. That was really his best hitting year. So i think that they've got some things to address a lot of teams in the nfl central new. But i would love to see us on the move to another team. Because i do think this is going to be the dismantling of the cubs. Maybe the building of a team like the angels or whomever he might land on. Well that'll do it for us in this first segment but don't go anywhere because when i get back from the commercial break i'll get into the potential fall apart of or crumbling of the nfl central this year because of the countless financial losses past year. And what it could mean for the division as a whole folks stay right there. We'll be right back here on the gmc baseball podcast. Then the ultimate staffer every pink for the golden state media concepts or pod cash. Should i say more from the nfl. Melby the nba mma. All in here. Golden state media concept sports. Podcast live welcome back to the gmc. Baseball podcasts jack. Right now with you all and in our first segment. I got into the latest news. Going around the league and really highlighted this recent trade between the indians and the mets. That happened over the week but be sure to stick around for the final last segment. Today as i'll get into discussing which teams could be seeing the biggest rebuild base over the next few years i wanted to dive into this segment. Getting into what. The future holds for the central as a whole as a lot of people fear that they could have some catastrophic come financially because of the pandemic losses. So i was reading this article the other day in the athletic great great publication. If anybody out there is not subscribe to it. I would highly subscribe to it because or highly recommend subscribing to it because it is a great great publication. But it's a very interesting and it talked about how the nfl central a league wear or a division. I should say that not a lot of. It's not like a major market area right the the biggest market i would say out of all the teams that are in the central. It's clearly chicago but it's very small. I mean you've got the pirates in pittsburgh not a very big market. Cincinnati reds not a big market. Milwaukee brewers not a big market and saint louis in all honesty. It's not a huge market. It's just because the team has been so good. I think that they get this rap for this reputation that they are a larger market team. But they're really not. I mean they're not a huge market team. What i found very interesting reading the article was the amount of non tendered players that came out of the central out of all the play out of all the teams in the central of the five teams reds pirates brewers cubs cardinals reds pirates brewers cubs cardinals out of the five teams there. They non tendered a total of sixteen players between the five teams so sixteen is out of those five teams were all in the combination or all. Non tendered between the ano a east combined for a total of only thirteen non tender teams. So out of ten teams out of those two divisions of eight to ten teams will say only thirteen players were non tenured out of those eight to ten teams so there was three last players. Non tendered from a five six seven more teams as opposed to the central where three more players were non tendered from five less team so the percentage is much higher of the players that were getting dropped and let go from these. No central teams one of them being college for us. A big name to get non tendered when this all happen. Reds have also talked about trading luis castille and gray. They've already let jose or excuse me already. Let our rizal ecclesiastes go. The brewers bring back judd jerko. They got rid of him and bought him out of his contract for million dollars. The pirates haven't really done much. I mean they are clearly looking to ship off a lot of guys. They got rid of josh bell. The cardinals same thing wavering. On what they're gonna do with out of wainwright and yada molina lot of teams are dropping a lot of players. I think we're all very familiar with. And so i think that again this is a this is a league. The reason why this league is going to struggle or people believe that the division is going to not do so well is because a four of the nine smalls metro areas in the mlb or in the nfl central. And i could probably tell you. All four of those is probably saint louis. Cincinnati pittsburgh in milwaukee. I would not think that chicago is one of those. They're actually the only metropolitan area out of that division to have at least three million or more people in the area every other team in that division in that metropolitan area do not have nearly as many people and these teams. They really really rely heavily on stadium. Attendance right a lot of these teams. They rely on people come to the games. They rely on gates opening and people coming and spending their money there at the stadium. And when that's not happening it's really difficult to compete with these huge east and west coast media markets. That have you know. La's got all of these different broadcasting channels in new york and then there's dc. You've got sandy. All of these huge market areas that the the the midwest can't deal with they cannot keep up with same thing with the al central. I think there was a you know. They don't really talk about in the article but there were some hints that the al central might also start seeing some financial losses. I wanna get into a couple of teams in the central that are starting to take some setbacks and seeing you know what. They're going to do what they've been doing. And kind of dissect it a little bit. And for the brewers. I wanna start off with my team. Because i'm very worried about this team. In all honesty. I mean as a fan. I think that this could be a really down year but a lot of people think this team could win the division. But i think that it's just gonna depend on. How guys perform this year. They're returning some great pitchers right. You've got corbin burns. Who really shot up out of nowhere as a top tier. I mean i would say. He's replaced brandon woodruff as the ace for this team at least after this past season. Brain woodrow is coming back. Also within the bullpen. You've got the most feared pitchers. I would think in devon williams whose reigning rookie of the year and josh hader. Who has been one of the best closers in baseball. So oddly enough. The brewers had have a lot of talent got a lot of guys that are still on contract that they're are not paying a whole bunch of mine to except for christian yelich and so as a result. It's kind of ironic. That they would be one that is going to take a huge financial loss but it shows in this offseason and what they've done. They've been very quiet they haven't done a whole lot. They've gotten rid of eric so guard they they got rid of a lot of different players to and free up some taproom. I think or at least try alleviate the pressure that they're having to deal with right now financially and i think that if casten hero and christian yelich can come back to having great years than this could be a totally different conversation. Both of them were very very bad. And i think that if if yelich i mean he could leave after his contract is up eventually. That is quite some time from now. But i think that another aspect that they have to probably take into consideration. How much money. They're paying not only yelich but also lorenzo cain. That's somebody that i think. A lot of us forget about because he wound up opting out of the season midway through. And who knows if he's going to be coming back next year. Who knows if he's going to decide to play depending on what's going on with covid and yelich owed fourteen million this year and kane is owed seventeen million this year so in the hope that came can come back in the midst of this pandemic. they wouldn't be taking that huge of financial loss. Obviously they're not going to pay him if he's not playing. But there is still compensation in some way or another. But i think that regardless this brewers team is going to take a hit. I've i've even at times have gone online just to look in the past. l. much. A brewers tickets are and they're very cheap. It's very cheap to go to the game. Because they probably know very similar to pittsburgh's market. It's a market where they're not going to pay a bunch of money to go to a game and they want a good good solid pro baseball and watch good solid entertainment. They're not gonna pay a whole bunch. So i think the team that's really going to take a huge hit if fans or not allowed or even at a fraction of the capacity and i think that getting rid of jerko getting rid of so guard was kind of one of the early signs that this was a team that was going to. I don't want to go through a rebuilding phase. Because i don't think they're going through that. I think that they're going through a couple of financial setbacks or kind of hold if you will what they can and cannot do and what. They're trying to do what they're trying not to do. So the brewers are team that i m semi worried about but i think that they could win if guys play well in a lot of other people think that they could win it also just is going to depend on a couple of guys if they play well but the next team the cardinals. They've already gotten word from their owner to cut payroll from one hundred and sixty two million from last year which was actually a franchise high so you can already tell that the one year that it was the highest is going right back down and they're paying a couple of guys a wild amount of money. I mean matt carpenter. He's earning eighteen and a half million this year. Paul goldschmidt making twenty six million. You might start seeing some of these guys you know off the team in the next few years in all honesty goldschmidt contract is up. I think in the middle of the two the two thousand twenty s around twenty twenty four twenty twenty-five but matt carpenter. He's getting into his mid thirties already. There has not been. He's been still pretty steady for the most part. But i've i mean that one guy that they pay a little bit too much money to you know yada your molina. He might get resigned. But for how much and if it's a contract that's not worth his time. They could see him leaving to in all honesty. I know that a lot of the reports and speculations are that he's going to resign with them and not out of wainwright but regardless either. Either one of them. Starting i think could detrimentally affect the financial aspect of this because they're going to have to pay money to aging stars that aren't going to maybe produce at the level that they once did and so it could be money that they're losing in all honesty and i don't think anybody in the cardinals. Organization is really disgust. Having any sort of moves being made or really trying to make any sort of adjustment. Even though they've talked about losing some of these players finished twenty seven slugging percentage. So you can clearly tell that this is a team that is struggling and they struggled this past year. I mean the entire division was weak and the cubs were the only sub or above five hundred team. If i'm not mistaken that played this past year in the playoffs out of the nfl central because there was three or four teams. That made it. But i mean the other three limped their way into the playoffs. So in all in all i think the cardinals. They're gonna see a big time setback and this is going to be a team in the in the division that i think that is going to see one of the biggest setbacks because of how good they've been in the past and they're clearly a shell a shell of their of their old selves. I mean there's no question about it. They don't have our pools anymore. Yati molina is not who he wants was saying with adam wainwright. They don't have the players that they had back then so as a result i think this is going to be a season where they're going to try and move through it and get through it but hey would they could pleasantly surprised people the cardinals team where they're able to figure things out there a winning ballclub. They have a winning environment. They have a winning culture and they proved it time and time again. They've got one of the some of the most world series wins out of all mlb teams. So it's clearly a storied franchise and people clearly wanna come and play for the cardinals but financially speaking. How is that going to kick it in effect things so those are the i do teams but i wanna get into now. The cubs the pirates. And they'll wrap up with read the cubs. I think we all kind of saw this coming right. I mean they. Non tendered more junior. They got rid of call schwarzer. They traded darvish. Brian's names men in the center of potential trades contrary. His name is now entered the potential trade conversation. Anthony does not great. As of this past season i would say craig kimbrel will be a free agent in twenty twenty one twenty twenty two somewhere around there. They've had a couple disappointing years. After the world series they have not lived up to the level that they were at in two thousand fifteen and twenty sixteen when they were getting all of these guys coming in all at once. I mean it was really kind of a wild. it was a massive migration to chicago. If you will of all these players and now. I think we're gonna start seeing a massive exodus of them and harvey biases another guy. Going to be part of that huge shortstop class. It's going to be free agents in two thousand twenty one and he may or may not come back. He didn't have a great year. This this past season now. I think that this year is going to be a big telling year if he can perform. Well then he's going to get a huge contract from somebody else but if not maybe the cubs benefit from that in some weird way and they can say hey. Listen nobody's out on the market for you. You can just stay here. We'll still pay you good money and you'd still have spa. Whatever they might say to him. But i think that this is going to be a big big kind of. I don't want to try out year if you will. I guess for hobby by in front of a lot of other teams that might be looking for a shortstop. so i'm not as concerned with the cubs because again there another team that is very storied and winning. And they've been able to figure it out. Theo epstein not being there is obviously going to have some sort of a affect on this. They're probably going to have to go back to square one but at the end of the day. I think that they knew that this was coming. And they're making all the needed changes. I mean they've had two guys. And i wouldn't be shocked if chris the next one that's traded to wear. I don't know maybe the red sox you know. maybe. I don't even know. I couldn't even think of anybody off the top of my head right now but i know for a fact that the cubs i think saw this coming in that are taking the appropriate measures. And i don't think it'll be far. It won't be long before they're back on top in all honesty. Them in the cardinals. I think the brewers can still be that middle team that can make a strike here there. They just need some. They need guys to perform. That is what the brewers knee. They've got good. Players just need players to perform so those are the first routine but the last two pirates and the reds these two teams that i do not have a whole lot of hope for pirates. I mean this is a team that is going to see significant salary cutbacks. And they've already gone through that before. It's no surprise that they have because his team is one of the lowest payroll teams in all of baseball. They already got rid of sterling. Martin say they are already shipped off the josh bell. So i think getting rid of again their next guy might be must grove. And maybe even adam frazier. He's another guy in the pirates organization that's been linked to possibly getting traded. And i think they're starting to really clean house. They want keep ryan reynolds and tucker around. That's what i would do in all honesty. I would keep those two around for as long as i could try and keep them. I would even get rid of jimmy. I would just clear house. I really would. If i'm the pirates ben sherrington he needs to go in just start all over and he even said he even mentioned that when he first took assessment of this team and went and saw the farm system kind of saw the roster. He said we have a lot of stuff that we need to change. There's a lot of things that we need to fix and we need to correct because if not we're not going to be successful we're not going to be successful at all and i mean there's a lot. I think that this is a team that needs a lot and this is a team that needs a winning season two. I mean they've endured twenty five losing seasons since nineteen ninety. Two and. I don't think things are going to get better with this. Financial hit that they're already the lowest payroll in baseball and the pandemic has not helped anything out in my opinion for that and i think that this is going to totally changed things for the pirates. And how they might go about things for the life of me. I don't understand why they don't take the measures or at least put into play the process that a lot of these other low payroll baseball teams will do in trying to build winning teams. Look at the athletics. Look at the tampa bay rays we've even seen with the kansas city royals three teams. That are probably one of the top ten in lowest payroll in baseball and two of those three teams have been to the world series in the last seven years and actually one of them while up winning world series so this these teams are clearly are winning teams and they are able to figure it out and i just think that if there was some sort of maneuvering around in the farm system or whatever it might be they need to do something and change it quickly because people in pittsburgh aren't happy with this team and i don't blame them because they haven't been good for years they haven't been to the playoffs since two thousand fifteen or whatever it's been and they've been a losing team ever since then so. I think that this is going to be a team. That's going through a huge huge. Just complete overhaul in their organization in terms of players and personnel. And i think that we're going to see a lot of new faces on the pittsburgh pirates this year at least if not this year then definitely the following year but the final team. I want to touch on. i don't want the counterpart to the pittsburgh pirates but in a very very very similar market just in a totally different state and that's the cincinnati reds. I mean this team. I think is going to be really really different this season. And it's kind of unfortunate that they've taken a massive turn in where they were going. I think this past a year ago they were signing to castanos. They were going on getting back stock as they had already traded for. Trevor bauer and they had him. They had a lot of things going for them and unfortunately dacas did not play well at all this year. He was injury ridden issues from the plate. Castanos came storming out of the gate and then he really plateaued as the year went on and now they talked about shipping off sunny. Gray louis calcio. They've gotten rid of ryo glossiest. They've got they've talked about getting rid of you chose to war as maybe they've talked. I mean trevor. Bauer is probably not going to resign there. And they re signed. Brian goodwin who they picked up at the trade deadline to try and make that final push towards the playoffs which they did but again. Like the brewers. They just have linked their way in. They barely got in the playoffs. So kind of like. Is this really really a playoff appearance. I mean it is but in the in the standard in which that we know it. I don't know a again a sixty game season things. Were very very different this year and being able to make the playoffs with a losing record i know that the brewers denied the double check and see if the reds did it on the losing record but regardless going to the playoffs with a losing record. Is the most ironic thing in baseball in. Really all sports and so. I don't know if you can really kind of go. All in with the reds on their playoff appearances past year. Because it was kind of. I don't wanna say for a fluke but it was kind of an outlier because of the pandemic but i definitely i mean. They've they've actually non tender total five players so they're really getting rid of guys and i think that they're in some of the biggest trouble in the central because again. This is a team that i mean. The market overall in cincinnati for sports is great right. The bengals aren't good. The reds aren't good. They've got college teams. they are and that's about it. It's not like in pittsburgh where at least you've got the penguins and got the steelers. Or maybe milwaukee got the box and you've got the green bay packers up a little bit more north and saint. Louis you've got the blues. Who are not too far removed from a stanley cup championship and kansas city chiefs. Aren't that far away. And the kansas city royals aren't that far away from saint louis so cincinnati is in a very very position because of the market that they're in the city that they're in and just the team that they have right now and it's starting to kind of unravel and it's really unfortunate because they seem to have everything up shut last year but things again are starting to move on. You know untie in are starting to come undone. Unfortunately for cincinnati but overall for this. Nfl central a lot of scary things to look at because they're going to get a financial hit. They're going to take a financial hit and it's just really a matter of win. Can they get back to some normalcy and then if so how having fans back in the stands might start to change things for these teams and if they can start making some money back and you know maybe in a couple of years. We see a big turnaround in the nfl central. Because they took this head they slowly shirley figured it out as time went on and try to find new ways of of building teams and they build win may be one of these teams builds a winning team and the they start making some money back from gate sales and ticket sales and then all of a sudden you know in a couple of years. The central is one of the divisions. And we're all talking about it. So hopefully that's what happens. But until then i don't see that happening because they are going through a huge huge overhaul in that whole entire division so close things out here for us in our second segment here on the gmc baseball podcast. Thanks again for tuning in after the commercial i'll get into which players. I'm expecting to see a big turnaround from there. Otherwise tough twenty twenty season but folks. It's been a lot of fun so far but we've got a lot more to go so don't change that channel. We'll be right back here on the gmc baseball podcast. 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Why don't wanna get into some players that i'm expecting a big turn around from you know for next year at least after their poor twenty twenty season. Because there's a lot of guys that i think we can. All agree had really really bad years. Some that are big time superstars. Some that were starting to become superstars and then had a big time setback. So i'm going to touch on a couple of guys. And i wanna i get into a against some obvious names. Some probably not so obvious names. The first one being cody bellinger. I mean he had a brutal twenty twenty season after really great. Mvp year and twenty. Nine thousand i mean. The guy's been a two time all star. He's a rookie of the years. Won a gold glove. So we're slog he. He's been a world series champion who actually the. Mvp this past year. Even though he did not play great he did not hit well at all in the playoffs. The about it to twelve overall from the plate and that was really the theme for him this entire season. And i think that cody bellinger. I mean he's in a great position in terms of who he plays for what market. He's in so no matter what he's going to get a lot of attention and he's clearly been successful. he's just had a very up and down up and down career and it's it's very it's a very sharp peak that he sees and then a very sharp decline and then a sharp peak in a sharp decline kind of a very jagged up. And down if you will. I mean if you look at it from twenty seventeen to twenty twenty four years. He's been in baseball in two thousand seventeen. His first year as a rookie of the year is an all star. He got a to sixty seven forty eight to sixty and then two thousand nine hundred and other all star year about three zero five. He he has an opium of over a thousand and he hit forty seven homers and one hundred fifteen. Rbi's then in twenty twenty major major off career lows in batting average a two thirty nine career low and opium in seven eighty nine. Then it was his career low and ps plus with one hundred and thirteen whereas the three years prior it was one hundred twenty or higher in each of the three seasons. So he's clearly seen a little bit of a setback. He's clearly league seeing a little bit of kind of again kind of derailing off the rails if you will but it seems like. He's almost better in the audience and he is in the even years and although he hasn't hit i mean his his average percentage numbers have gone up and down in the three years. Still i mean he had at least twenty five homers or more music rookie year bad at thirty nine homers and ninety seven. Rbi's in two thousand nine hundred forty seven homers one hundred and fifteen rb is then twenty twenty obviously again only played fifty six games but he had twelve homers and thirty rbi so his power numbers were still right but in terms of his overall production. It was way down. Way way way down and i'm to see him make a big bounce back year. I really again a. We're following this trend. Of how cody performs an odd years. He's due for a good year. He's due for having a really really good season. I mean he was first in the nfl in a war at a nine point. One war staggeringly high war. They say that if you're eight and above your mvp and again he was eight and above. So that's why he won the mvp. But i think that a lot of things out. Change with cody bellinger for this year. He definitely needs to get back to the basics for sure. I mean i mean. He's not far removed from being very successful in this league and twenty twenty was clearly not a great season for him. I mean the only thing that really kind of stands out to me is his stolen base percentage right. I mean he was ninth in the nfl at an over eighty five percent in stealing stealing base percentage. And he's a very fast. He's a great fielder. And i think that's where he really kind of picks up the slack. Bill a little bit. he's got a great glove. he's made some miraculous plays in the outfield during the playoffs. For the dodgers really game saving plays. I mean couple homerun grabs that. Were kind of i. Think the difference maker or the tone set for the rest of the game if you will. And i think that overall you know this wasn't a great hitting your for him fielding wise. It was a little bit better. It wasn't great. I mean he still had the most errors committed as a center fielder with just one though i mean again it was only one so not a huge huge thing to look at if you're looking at these stats and kind of looking at how he did in the field But i mean. He was fourth in doubts as a center fielder with one hundred and three this past year and as a rightfielder in two thousand nineteen he was second with as a right rightfielder only at ten. So the guy's clearly got a glove and he's got great arm on him. He's got a great bad. But i'm definitely looking at the have a big bounce back year now another guy. I wanted to discuss who i think. Had one of the worst kind of twenty thousand nine hundred twenty twenty changes as kirby gates we had a two thousand nineteen all star year. He led the mlb in saves at forty one out of forty four save opportunities so incredibly high save percentage and then this past year completely imploded had over twelve era. He only worked four and a third innings. Oh did not get a whole lot of reps because they eventually took him out of the closer position and they had to insert guys like zach. Eighties and trevor rosenthal and other guys that had to come in and really be though shutdown guys because hervey gates. There's just not that guy for them. He really wasn't and in all honesty. This would be a great piece for the padres if he were to put it together because he's a really good pitcher he's got the capabilities of being really really good. I mean before twenty twenty. He had three straight seasons of under a four. Era in two thousand eighteen and a two point one array and then in two thousand nine hundred a one point one nine era and then in two thousand seventeen. His total areas is three point nine seven so he goes from three point. Nine seven two two point one to one point one and then all of a sudden the twelve which was astronaut was clearly his career. Worst out of the sixty seven years that he's been playing in baseball and i think that again if they can get somebody like that in the bullpen. That's able to actually produce for them and actually help them win then. I think that this is a really. I mean even better padres team than they already are. Because now you've got some dominating pitching coming out of the bullpen. Your reassured that if somebody were to give up x amount of runs but then you make a little bit of a comeback and you want somebody to hold that lead kirby aids can be that guy for you but this past year. He clearly wasn't. But i am looking towards a better year for him. Overall in twenty twenty one. And then another guy i want to touch on is christian yelich favorite players obviously on my favorite team and he saw jonah setback. Another guy to time all star and be very similar. Honestly to cody bellinger. I've started to notice. There are two players. That i think are very relatable in how they play in how they hit. Obviously i think cody's a little bit better of a fielder. And i would maybe christian over cody and heading wise but they complement each other very very well. You know. i mean christian yelich to the three times silver slugger. He's a two time batting. Champion like i mentioned. Mvp gold glove winner so he does have a good feeling abilities. And he's played in the mlb for eight years and he's only twenty eight and he's starting to see i think just the tipping point of where he can go and this past year was not a good season for bad a two. Oh five he had an opium of seven eighty-six slugged four thirty compared from twenty nineteen where he slugged six. Seventy one which led the entire. Mlb and in two thousand eighteen th led the entire nfl or the tire. Slugging percentage at five ninety eight and then he had those two seasons yet over one thousand psi actually had over eleven hundred ups in two thousand nineteen to to back all star years for him and he clearly can put up productive numbers. He's had two straight years from two thousand eighteen and twenty nine hundred. Thirty plus homers and ninety plus rb is and in twenty twenty-six also had over ninety. Rbi's he had ninety eight with the marlins so this has been a long time coming for christian. Yelich you look at the trend of his numbers. It's been pretty consistent. This is clearly the outlier going from twenty thirteen. His his batting average has gone anywhere from two eighty eight to two eighty two and then back up to three twenty six and three twenty nine. It's really hovered between eighty and three thirty. And that's a really good batting average to have especially for a guy that's power hitter. And i think that the biggest thing for him it's been at times i think he's. He's swings for the fences too much. His he does have a pretty high strikeout rate for the most part but also gets a lot of walks because he's a guy that can do a lot of damage. I'm looking at the him. Make a huge jump back after a terrible twenty twenty. I'm he had an atrocious twenty twenty. If i'm not mistaken through the first six or seven games. I think he was hit list. If i'm not mistaken so guy. That's really big setback. I don't think that he's going to see that same type of trend in all honesty. I think that it's going to be kind of a big difference for him. This season but I mean i'm hoping because the brewers have him on a long contract. He's going to be getting paid a lot of money over the next couple of years and if he can't perform it's just wasted money for them so hopefully christian yelich can get back to the mvp form and hopefully it's not kind of this two year spurt that he's got and then that's about it and he just fizzles out from there but he's not the only nl central player that. I was disappointed in mike new stocks. That's another guy that. I was not very pleased with how he performed especially with all the hype that came in with the reds when they got cast janas and got newstalk as they signed them to identical deals. If i'm not mistaken. So they don't really. I think that they're really kind of scratching their heads. Saying why did we do this. I mean. I don't think you can really predict that. What at the same time. It's just really frustrating for a team. I think that you pay a guy a good amount of money. He's coming off an all star year in twenty nineteen. The you know three solid or two solid years in milwaukee was part of a team. He's won a world series before he's been to a couple of championships series actually between the royals and the brewers so he brings a winning mentality he brings a winning kind of mindset. He's been a solid hitter. I would say. I mean not great obviously mean twenty fifteen career high to eighty four and then it starts to drop off a little bit goes up and down up and down. I mean twenty sixteen to forty and in two thousand seventeen back to two seventy two. Nineteen is all star year. I mean he did not bat great but he had thirty five homers eighty seven rb is and it was his second second year in his career that he had over thirty five. Rbi's or more and then over the third time they've ever had eighty or more rbi's season so he definitely had a really really good year in his terms. And i mean as a ten year vet. He's he's shown that he's got the ability to be not only averse tile hitter but also versatile field a solid solid right corner infield fielder with or excuse me left corner infielder at the third base. The hot corner. He's got a good glove. He's got a good arm but again the the the heading i think is the one thing that kind of the questions a lot of things for me and i just don't i mean i will say he did struggle with some injuries in two thousand twenty. So he did see a little bit of some setbacks here and there but overall i was just not pleased with how he played and you can clearly tell that he's been a good player before and then he's been on a good trend but just right now he's just not doing what he should be doing. Especially with the money is getting paid but again another guy in the central seems like there was a big theme in the. Nfl central is just kind of down. Year and i mean. I just literally talked about the. Nfl central in kind of setbacks. They might face this year and it kinda starts to Filter down and sprinkled down towards the players as well as harvey bias. Another guy that. I'm looking to see how a really big twenty twenty one season. He needs to have a huge turnaround especially with his free agency. You're coming up. I mean this is going to be a huge tryout season for him for a lot of teams and we know that not only hobby bias because korea trevor story. Those are three big names. All that are going to be on the market. Franscisco lindores the four huge names just in the shortstop department in twenty twenty one and so hobby biased did not set himself up this past year. Twenty twenty one in the offseason because he didn't play well at all. He batted a career. Low two or excuse me his second career low two. Oh three his first career low was being in his rookie year. Where he batted one sixty nine but then you look at two thousand eighteen and twenty nine thousand nine absolutely insane seasons two thousand eighteen thirty four homers one hundred eleven rbi's by the to ninety slugged. Five fifty four and then twenty nine thousand nine. He had another insane. Twenty nine homers eighty five. Rb is a little bit of a drop off but not that big of a drop off and from two thousand seventeen to twenty nine thousand nine hit twenty plus homers and seventy plus is in each of those three seasons two time all star guy. That's been a good glove shortstop them as well. It's been a gold glover. He's been a silver sluggers. Won the mvp. He's won a world series so the guy can clearly each finished runner up in the mvp in two thousand eighteen. The guy's got ability. He's an mvp caliber player without question and in two thousand eighteen. He had a career. High eight eighty one had a career high on. Opiates plus at one. Twenty nine so he clearly can do damage at the plate and i think that this was an overall theme for the cubs this year. That just they just really really struggle and again trickled down to everybody on the team. And so i think that if you look at how he's played overall in his career and look at the trend that he's been kind of seeing in his grammy of you look at before two thousand eighteen before his rookie or before his first all star year twenty sixteen he had fourteen homers and fifty nine. Rbi's then two thousand seventeen at twenty three homers and seventy five rbis and then he explodes in two thousand eighteen for thirty four homers and one hundred eleven rbi so he's died at clearly steadily improving each and every year he also brings a winning mentality on just going to be curious to see how he plays this year and whether or not his level of play has any sort of effect on his position in the free agency market. This upcoming offseason again. This very well down the road but you have to think about it. He could very well be somebody that we could see on the move and he could be in a totally different uniform in a year from. Now it's gonna look really really weird but that's gonna depend on how he plays this year. I could also see him getting re signed by the cubs if he does not perform. Well they kind of say. Hey listen you're not really hot on the market right now. You should probably just stay here with us and we'll do assign you to a contract that we see as something that really helps us out and we'll kind of go from there and who knows maybe that will light a fire underneath them and he'll get back to his mvp caliber self. But until then. I've not been very pleased with hobby. By because i think he's a very good player he's one of the more dangerous shortstop hitters in baseball and until i see anything different. I'm not going to be totally sold on him. But i will say i am looking to see a better twenty twenty one season out of him now. The last guy that i thought saw a horrendous drop off was meant alsan. The guy literally had. If i'm not mistaken. I had somebody who had the fact. Check me on this. But he i think he had the worst batting average in the entire. Mlb out of all qualifying hitters. And i think the qualifying hitter mark is you have to have at least one hundred plate appearances something like that. So the guy batted one. Ninety five didn't even about two hundred and you look at the years before that data to fifty nine but he had twenty four homers and forty. Five rb is in two thousand seventeen then in two thousand eighteen. He batted two forty seven. Dropped down a little bit. But he went up in homerun and rbi's from twenty four to twenty nine and then rbi's from forty five to eighty four so double his rbi number and then in twenty one thousand nine hundred thirty six homers ninety one to sixty seven batting average and a ninety six and a one thirty nine. Ps plus he finished again. Twenty first in the mvp voting. But he's won two gold gloves. He finished fourth in the rookie of the year. Voting in two thousand seventeen so and not to mention what. I really like about him is. He's as d'or ability you know. He has not missed a whole lot of action in his career. In two thousand eighteen he led the entire mobile games played at hunt. He played every single game and this past year the same thing he led the al in games played. All sixty played literally every single game. So he's got a great battle and he's got an even better glove. And i think he's somebody that the as are really happy that they have because i think they know they can keep him for a lower amount of money he can. He has the potential to be really really good. But i don't know if you'll necessarily be wear hobby by as a christian. Yelich cody bellinger art. I don't think he'll get to that. Mvp caliber player. He's top ten. The mvp not top twenty five and again. That's a huge difference from being top. Twenty five top ten. So i think that he's a perfect fit for them. They've got a lot of young town. They've got a lot of talent that they have developed over time. And i think that if you start to see kind of slow progression of his abilities again then this could be a guy that is kind of lifelong as guy and i could see him being as you for a long time because again you can get it for a low bargain and i don't see him having that wild superstar huge season where he's like. Yeah i'm i'm worth way more money than what i'm getting paid. I don't see him being like that. So maybe the as of really struck gold here and found the guy that they can have for the foreseeable future. But there's a lot of guys. And honestly i was not impressed with tony. Twenty after really good twenty nineteen and i. I'm looking to see them. Get back to their normal selves. You know jose to had a horrendous twenty twenty s another guy that kind of comes to mind in a great playoff though. He played way better in the playoffs. But there was a lot of guys that i just was not impressed with so twenty. Twenty one i think is going to bring a lot new things and one of them is. I hope just a fresh late for a lot of these players that are coming off terrible seasons in this past summer. So they'll do for this segment folks. Thanks again for sticking around. Stay right there though because we'll be right back after this commercial break for the final segment. Today where i will get into discussing. Which teams are going through a rebuild phase over the next few years in which teams have already started the process of rebuilding. Don't go anywhere everyone because we've got one last segment here on the gmc baseball podcast. One another later than docker then listened to the golden state media concept knocker podcast from m. l. at the world and the premier league we've got you covered the latest update the hottest matches and news on the league's top player at the gold. They'd media concept locker podcast. Listen bob hey everyone and welcome back for the final segment here on the gmc baseball podcast. Jack right now we're still with you and in the previous segment. I got a witch players. I'm looking to see make a big improvement next year in which players could very well make that needed improvement. I want to wrap up today. Show discussing a little bit about rebuilding. Which teams i think are going to start. Going through a rebuild phase in which teams have probably already started that process in all honesty. Some of these teams have actually already touched on during the show. But i'm gonna get a little bit more in-depth on who's a free agent who they're gonna probably be letting go and who's going to be off the team the next couple of years at least maybe even sooner i aim palm a lot cardinals major rebuild phase. Right now i mean. They've got a lot of players. Matt carpenter out wainwright yada air molina. Colton wong is is getting up there. He's twenty nine but he'll eventually be into thirty thirty one and then before you know it he'll turn into kind of a matt carpenter if you will. I will give matt carpenter this. He has been productive. He's been good at certain points in his older stages of his career but in terms of his product production level. It's nowhere near where it was during his prime and in all honesty they only had three players has passed. You're under the age of twenty nine in the starting lineup. Guys like molina-m. He's thirty seven goldschmidt. I forget about paul goldschmidt. He's thirty two makor. Pvs thirty four and honestly matt carpenter and dexter fowler are owed quite a bit of money the next couple of years. They're actually owed the next most amount of money on the team. After goldschmidt goldschmidt owed about twenty six million for a couple of years each and every single year. He's going to be a free agent in twenty twenty five so you think about it. Twenty twenty one. Twenty two twenty three twenty four. That's another four years of paying this guy. Twenty six million and those four years. A lot of things can change. Fowler is going to be a free agent in twenty twenty two. So you know that the outfield positions gonna start freeing up a little bit piler. O.'neil i don't think he's going to be a enough for them to make a push being a really good team. And i think that they shop him around. Maybe they trade him. Who knows but he's going to be a free agent soon enough. And i think it's a team that's also been very quiet during the off season. I think we all knew that. I know that they had talked about their payroll getting cut down from one hundred and sixty two million last year so they clearly don't want to do nearly as much spending they've done in the in the past and they talked about letting wainwright go and i think that they should and in all honesty. I know they've talked about molina going but why not just let him go to look really weird him being in another uniform and him playing for a totally different team but in all honesty. I think that's what's needed. I mean. if you wanna do a full rebuild phase go go through the entire steps. Go through everything and really try and weed out. All the guys that you don't think are going to be nearly as productive as they once were and. I think that this is a team that i'm not really. I'm not really worried about like worried. Worried about because they are a winning team. They're a team. That's very good at building winning teams. I've mentioned this before they. I kind of compare it kind of a little cross reference. The very similar santos spurs. They've had a lot of star power players. But it's never somebody. That is the best player in baseball. Right i mean it's never oh my gosh. She's the you know maybe one of the best players at that position but not necessarily oh. He's an the best player or whatever but they've been really good. I will say the back in two thousand eight our pelosi. He was the best player in baseball for time period. So i guess you can say that. That's a little bit nine was inaccurate but not as Obvious maybe as say a team like the spurs who have had you know whatever one. I'm trying to get at is this. I'm not really worried about this team. In a rebuilt face. They know how to win. Ball ball games. They know how to build winning teams. They come from a very good storied organization. I mean this is an organization that's got some of the most world series wins out of all the teams in baseball. So they clearly know what they're doing they clearly have done it before. And i think that they can go through this phase and get right out of it and and a kind of a quick and fast efficient way and right back to their winning ways and now the next team another team and i've mentioned them before in the show the cubs. I mean they're definitely going to face when you've got all these different names that are on the trading block. I mean you've got. Wilson contrasts his. Name's been in the center of that. You've got chris bryan. Whose name has been at the center of that you've already traded yu darvish you've act davies but zach davis is going to be a free agent in two thousand twenty two hobby. He'll be a free agent and twenty twenty one. Twenty twenty two. Anthony rizzo the same thing. The only guy that's really going to be sticking around for awhile jason heyward and he's owed over twenty million dollars until twenty twenty four so they're paying that guy quite a bit of money for being kind of on the back end of his career. I'd say although he's had you know last year who's been okay for him. He's nowhere near where he was with the cardinals and he's still a really good fielder hitting wise. I mean that's the name that i just mentioned that. The bulk of their hitting not to mention they already. Non tendered college forber a long time ago and craig kimbrel who's their clothes or one of their main bullpen threat. He's going to be free. Agent twenty twenty three so a lot of guys are going to be making their way out of chicago. I think theo epstein leaving was kind of the beginning to the end of this team. And i think that this is going to be the start of their rebuild. I mean theo epstein sensational job at building this team up. They want a world series. They broke the longest streak of not winning a major professional sports championship. In major professional sports in north america ever hundred and eight years and they finally snapped it. And i think that there's a lot of things that they need to kind of go through and try and fix and you know. Obviously you've got guys like kyle hendricks does pitch well. He's a good pitcher. Zack davies the same thing. But i don't think that they can really rely on just straight pitching to try. Get them through the next two or three years. I think that they in my opinion they should start trading some guys. I think they really should. I think they should start going out getting some pieces. Making trades switching some things around and trying to minimize the amount of time that they have to go through this rebuilt face because no team wants to be rebuilding for ten years. And i think that this is a you know kind of like the pirates is the team that i mean the pirates. I don't even know if they've been raped building per se but they are going to start going through that probably fairly soon but the comes. They've already started to do that. I think and this is going to be a struggling division so maybe they can capitalize on a couple of other teams struggling one year and they can benefit from having a really good season during a rebuild year. But i definitely think that the chicago cubs are going to be going through a major rebuild. Got a lot of guys that they're going to probably be getting rid of. And in all honesty i wouldn't be shocked if contracts or brian are the next guy's to be gone out of chicago. I don't know who will go first but chris. Bryant name has floated around much longer in the trade rumors then controls but has. I don't want to say a higher value. Because chris brian's very good too but controllers is a great catcher. And so it's gonna be harder for far and few between will you find a catcher. Like wilson contraire so. I think that contrary might be on the back end of that kind of idea of trading chris. Brian is definitely in their forefront of mine. Trying to say where can we ship you off to where and maybe get some prospects maybe get some pieces for the future and worry about rebuilding for the next couple of years now another team. I want to get into also in the central but in the al central kansas city royals and honestly this is a team that i think story to put their rebuild into motion. I mean they've started to go out and made little splashes here and there but all of those little splashes there's a ton of ripples regardless so they're making a lot of noise they did sign a couple of guys to one to two year deals but if they can extend somebody like carlos carlos santana a two year deal right now and then maybe go out and get somebody even better next year and try and resigned somebody or try and go out and pick somebody up during the free agency market. I think we're gonna have a totally different kind of outlook on this team really. I think this royals team could be back. I don't say where they were in the middle of the twenty because that's going to be really hard for them to do. And i think they still have a lot to go until they get to that point but they've made small moose greg holland now. He's going to be a free agent in two thousand twenty two but they re signed him. Same thing with salvador perez. That's going to be there next big project. How are they going to replace salvador perez. Because that's a six time all star five time gold glove winner behind the play for you. Somebody that's been really really good one of the top players in his position in the last seven or eight years without question and now it's kind of like well what do you do now. He's going to be gone. You need to find somebody to replace them or you're going to have a huge hole behind the plate. They've got a great farm system too so they've got the ability to stay in house and maybe find the next big name the next big player to come up through their farm system and make their way to the majors and so you could possibly have talent to build with so these random players if you will that might be you know kind of one year deal or two year deal. It might be a way for them. Okay we're going to build our talent but if we got these run players and they play well and we have them on a two three year deal we can maybe trade them away for even more pieces or maybe even get a better player to then bring up these prospects with and then they can all kind of mesh together with another really good player. What i think they're going to have to reach into their pocket a little bit and they're going to have to spend a little bit of money more than i think a lot of these teams on this list that i have or going to because of the where they're at right now. Kansas city's not a huge market for baseball already made a lot of moves and they've got a great farm system so they can definitely change. The trajectory of how things are going for them if they do make those needed adjustments. But we'll have to see but they're definitely rebuild face but i think they've already started to make the moves that they need to make so the next team all talk about the detroit tigers as another team. That's got a lot of potential. There's another top ten minor league farm system as well and they're gonna start bringing guys up and kind of like how the cardinals are. They've got an aging superstars hall of famer in miguel cabrera. The tires team of old are no more. I mean they're long gone and you get. Aj hinch your manager. Now i mean that might be one step of many to rebuilding and He's experienced though he's brought experienced. He's one at the championship level. Before he's he's been somebody that has been able to bring out the best in players. And he's been somebody that rebuild. Houston i mean he puts houston onto the the map and really the team that they were in have been now. Obviously you have speculations. Where they cheating where they doing this where they do in that. Who knows but at the end of the day. Aj hinch has been around the block a couple of times and he knows what it takes to rebuild these teams. I wanna see the maybe deal a player. I mean you know they only have actually two players that are signed technically to the team but if they can find one or two more guys. I would love to them to maybe shop around jacoby jones. Jonathan scoop somebody. That is has potential. That is i would say a glaring superstar but that has potential and value for a lot of different teams. That could maybe fixed some holes in the outfield for them or fix them holes in the infield heimer. Candelaria was a guy that i would not get rid of at all. I would keep on him for as long as i possibly can. Because i think handle oreo is going to be the next big thing in detroit i really do. I really liked how he played this past year. He really impressed me. He put together some really really good numbers put together really really good season then so i think ultimately this could be a team that we see make some big strides moving forward because they might also see kind of like the royals what they have in their back pocket and this farm system and i think a lot of these teams that have really good farm systems. You're gonna find them reaching down into that pot and trying to pull stuff out from and they're going to probably be happy with what they pull out because of just the again the the ranking that they have in the farm system leak and not to mention couple of these players like the royals that rent a players maybe get a guy for a year or two they have a really good year maybe resign them and trade them or whatever you might. Do i think that if you go out and you try and get up guys for a couple years and then you trade one or two and they have really good seasons then you can get even better pieces and you can bring up those prospects with them and then you can really build a team. So i think that this tigers team with aj hinch. They're going to see a big time. Switch up and i honestly looking forward to it because i mean it's been a long time since detroit had a good team and it would be nice to see kind of another team get in the mix not always the same teams getting involved and now we should start seeing hopefully in the next couple of years the tigers start to make a little bit of a move but i could also be wrong on that maybe they really founder and they really really mess it up. But i'm only going to get into two more teams and one of them being the houston astros. I think that we are witnessing the downfall of houston right now. I mean you've started off right now with george springer and michael brantley. They're both free agents coming off the worst year that they have had as a team. I would say since the al touvai bregman brantley and korea and springer era that they've been going through pitching wise is also going to start really freeing up in their starting rotation that cranky he'll be a free agent and twenty twenty two justin berliner coming off a season ending. Injury is going to be a free agent in twenty twenty two. And how much more value can you get out of. Somebody like justin verlander. He's been injury in the last couple of years. He's had problems. Zach ranking is getting older. He might still be able to produce. But he's going to be starting to get older here. Lance mccullers junior. He's another agent twenty twenty two carlos correa another free agent. Who's going to be a free agent in two thousand twenty two so this could be the last hurrah for this team in really because a lot of these players contracts are going to be going up the only ones that are going to stick around for the longtime is jose altuve and alex bregman there on multiple year contracts. Both of them. And we've already seen the set back that has unfolded since this past season for them. Twenty nine thousand nine hundred and twenty was not a good year gap or year break for them or year improvement. I mean they saw major major decline in twenty twenty and they're hitting numbers as a team and it was very evident very very obvious that they were not they were a shell of their former selves. And it's a week division though. So i think that if you know because the mariners the rangers the angels. You never know what you're going to get with. The rangers are another team. They're trying to rebuild. I think but they've been going through a rebuild face forever. The angels kind of the same thing. They're trying to put the pieces together. And the mariners are way behind the able the only team that the astros have to worry about or the athletics and as a result i think that they are in a very different situation than a lot of these other teams are because they don't have nearly as many or nearly as much competition to deal with shore in the al and nl central. You still have. Some teams aren't as good as other teams in the al east or the west or ao western or east. Or whatever. but you still have a. I would say a very even pool in a very competitive sample. Aww teams in the same division. You've got a lot of teams. That are all kind of even if i if you will. And they're all kind of relatively the same and it's kind of like well who's going to rise out of the pile of average teams but a result. It makes it very competitive. So i think the astros are in a unique situation because their division is not nearly as competitive as a one of these other very subpar divisions but are very even talent so they can really capitalize on this. I think that they're starting to go through a rebuild phase And i think that it's going to be a little bit of a longer process for them. I think that they will start to age on. Hey you've got to be bregman on long contracts. maybe you go out. And try and re signed a free agent or to keep them around for another year two and then trade star trading guys and start trying to really capitalize on their value before it goes up in flames and they don't perform nearly as well and then you can't bargain with any team for anything so the astros with another team. I'm going to be playing paying very close attention to but my final team without question. They're going through a rebuilding. It's very obvious the most recent move it tells all right. And that's the cleveland indians. I think that they've they've already expressed their desire to save money this year and they clearly took a major financial hit this offseason with the pandemic losses. They've already got rid of lender. They've gotten rid of. Carlos carrasco the garden of carlos santana. So i mean it's slowly but surely we're going to start seeing kind of shedding of players off this team each and every single i think couple of weeks and i don't think they're going to be going out and spending a whole lot of money. They've already gone out and gotten a lot of prospects so that is kind of the direction that they're starting to go in and they only have three people signed for next year so they're clearly going to be spending a lot of players or at least sending a lot of players i would say to arbitration and possibly just saying. Hey we'll just let you go. We don't want you and we can't afford you either. So this is going to be very interesting. Future and direction that the indian state because of what their recent moves have been and what kind of their overall outlook might be for their team. Because who knows how. Long a lot of these teams want to rebuild for. That's another thing. And i couldn't imagine right now. Having to think about all that in mind you having deal with these pandemic losses and figuring out. Okay who can we pay. Who can we not pay. How are we going to make money here. How are we gonna make money there. It's probably a very very tense and stressful process that these teams have to go through not to mention with this virus. Who knows what's gonna be happening with spring training this upcoming spring. I mean we are literally under two and a half months from that. From that point in time i mean i bet you i i. I don't have the date front of me. But if i'm not mistaken i'm sure pitchers and catchers report to camp probably at the end of february early march and we are in the beginning slash inching towards the middle of the month of january. So we have very very little time before things kind of start to unfold so this could be very quick fast turnover for some of these teams before we get into the spring training if we do get there and if we are able to have a normal spring training that season depending on what the virus does so a lot of things that happen a lot of things going on. But i think we're gonna start seeing a lot of teams go through some rebuilt faces more than i think we would normally see but that'll wrap it up for us here today. Folks thank you as always for listening to the gmc baseball. Podcast brought to you by the gmc podcast network. I'd like to ask that you please remember to subscribe to the show and write a nice review. That really helps us. Also if you can at least follow us on facebook twitter and instagram. We'd really appreciate that. Try and keep you all in the know with what's going on in this baseball crazy filled offseason that we've got going on because i think that we're just getting started with a lot of these names changing teams and a lot of these teams picking up new players folks as always really appreciate it. Thank you again for listening and have a wonderful day. You've been listening to the golden state media concepts baseball. Podcast part of the golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. www dot g mc podcast dot com download. Our podcast on. Itunes stitcher down clock and google play. Just typing g. empathy to find all the shows from the golden state media concepts podcast network from movies to music thrown sport entertainment and even weird news. You can also follow us on twitter and on facebook. Thank you and we hope you have enjoyed today's program.

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Inside the Parker: Opening Day Edition! Rob's World Series Prediction, Players to Watch, Betting on the Bases

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The shares to the sound from wherever you live in mlb america. This is inside the parker. You give us twenty two minutes and we'll give you the scoop on major league baseball now. Here's the baseball hall of fame. Voter number eighty three rob parker. I welcome into inside the parker for the twenty twenty one season. Yes we're excited and you'll be able to catch the podcast every thursday. That's when it drops but of course we'll have some of your favorites foul affair those segments and a couple of new ones betting on the bases and things like that as well but first let's get you started with getting raw to lead off. It's getting raw and keep him up. Rob's take the three biggest stories in major league baseball number one it is opening day. Yes thursday april. First april fools joke here. Everyone will play a major league baseball. The start the season on thursday and we can now wait because we have a full season. This is not twenty twenty. This is not sixty games. We have the full slate one hundred sixty two games and we can't wait so many good teams out there a major league baseball this year. So i'm excited. I know you are too so you know what. There's nothing better than hearing. Play ball number two mets shortstop francisco. Lynn door has turned down. Reportedly three hundred and twenty five million dollar long term contract from the metropolitans instead. He wants a twelve year. Three hundred eighty five million dollar deal. That's his counter-proposal. So far he's balked at the mets ten year contract. And i don't know i think lindores are hell of a player has a chance to make it to the made to the hall of fame. But i don't know if i could pass up twenty seven years old three hundred and twenty five million dollars all guaranteed remember. He didn't have a great year last year. Only bad at two fifty eight had twenty seven. Rbi's in the sixty game so not that great and bedding himself. I get it. He's been a tremendous shortstop he. He's won a two to these been a gold glove winner. He he's on track to get to the hall of fame. But i think he's taking a huge gamble. He wants that three hundred and eighty five million dollars. And i'm not sure. I would not take three twenty five number three all right. Here's my twenty twenty one world series. That's right world series prediction man. I'm looking forward to a full baseball season. And i know everybody's talking about the dodgers and of course what they were able to do adding trevor bauer to a team. That already won the world series a year ago but in the nfl west. I'm focusing on the san diego. Padres beat the dodgers won that division eight years in a row. But you know what. I'm going against the grain and i'm going with the upstart padres. I'm picking the padres to win. The division with the additions of pitchers blake snell. You darvish and joe musgrove all to their rotation. I think that they have a stellar rotation. I love fernando tat and manny machado and that lineup eric. Hosmer and wil myers. I mean i can't like this team. Enough i get it on paper to. The dodgers are better. But i'm gonna make the big pick of the padres coming out of the national league for the world series beating the dodgers and getting to the world series and playing the new york yankees. I know we're tired of picking a new york yankees year in and year out. But i must admit this. I can't believe the yankees will go through another year with the injuries that have piled up the last few years and they keep making the playoffs and they keep making playoff runs but they keep getting banged up and having so many injuries. I believe judge in stanton finally stay healthy for year and they mash their pitching falls in line. And the new york yankees beat the san diego padres in the world series and twenty twenty one. This will be an epic world series. Were big stars big names. I can't wait. Fasten your seatbelt. Baseball season is here. Here comes the big interview. Listen and learn which so good i. Now let's welcome to the podcast. Daniel leone saint. Louis cardinals pitcher who has a new book. One line drive a life threatening injury and a face fuel comeback. And what a story. He has daniel. Welcome to the podcast era. Actually it'd be on here absolutely and for people who remember your career. You know you were hit by a line drive and you know. It took fourteen months to fully recover from that. But yet you made your first major league start becoming the fifth pitcher and modern major league history to throw seven innings of no hit ball in your first outing. Some people regarded as one of the greatest debuts in major league baseball history. But i take us back to that moment that changed your life and and the store you're about to tell us okay It was may nine and two thousand seventeen where his day game at iowa cups and kids day too so it was a bunch of kids. They're screaming spongebob. Stuff and Second inning rose around. I have rosario a catch Hitting and Rosario calls well down. The way i started middle stays medal here teeny lines back up the middle and hits me. Straighten the temple and I remember the ball spinning. I could see the seems. I just could not react quick. Quick enough and I'm probably knocked out not seconds. But after that i remember catchier my teammates my trainer all surrounding me. My trainers asked me questions. I'm able to answer and initially thinking it's not too bad but The trainer does not like the way. I'm answering it. So he calls over the stretcher. And i thought that was ridiculous because my neck was broken. And they had me all strapped up the whole over on your side deal and put me on the stretcher and then they put me in the ambulance. And then once. I got an air started feeling a bit worse. And then Gives the hassle nice when things started getting real bad for me and One of the last memories them shaving my head and then after that Late in the hospital bed talking to my dad. And i mean obviously so many things are going through your through your mind. I mean obviously baseball wasn't wasn't a part of it. It's about survival at that point wasn't it. Yeah For me I i did not know how bad the injury was to the extent but For all the other people around there. they're hoping one. I was just going to survive surgery and then to There were open. That i wouldn't have to go into surgery because then i would have abilities and Then once they get clear of that they're hoping then i did not have any disabilities. They were hoping i could walk tom. And just eat again and don't really was thinking about baseball at the time and talk about making that. Recover your faith your friends your family. How important was that to need that in order to make it through such a a traumatic situation The the people that were around he was essential to my recovery As for brain injury. It's not something you can rehab You know like her arm leg or something. You go through protocols after a certain time start rehabbing for the brain all. It was swelling. So all you can do is sit there and wait until the swelling goes down. Then your brian and So i had three months to myself. Just you know sitting there. Not much. Activity was allowed. You know i was able to go for walks. Kinda tough ball the tennis ball around with my dog. Otherwise you know you're just left to yourself with your own thoughts so i took that time to To dive into my faith was unsure where my soul would have gone if i would've died at that time You know that was a christian. But i would be a lukewarm on best and So i decided to to really dive dive into that during those three months and thereafter and then july twenty third twenty eighteen. You make your major league debut for the saint louis cardinals. Tell me what that will mean. Tell me what that was like. What went through your head when you took the mound for the first time wearing a saint louis cardinals uniform and you're in the big leagues The great lord delivered the answer prayers many affairs not just mine but many other people in my life and even people are hardly knew i me and You know that outing. I i recall is probably one of the most peaceful and focused outings. I've ever had you know really faze me. I wasn't worried wasn't too high wasn't too low is just right in. That was my prayer. Previous to going out there. And exactly what i received when i was out there and and talk about playing for the saint louis cardinals. I call saint louis. The baseball capital of the united states. I don't think there are better baseball. Fans anywhere and there are a lot of great baseball fans. La dodgers the yankees red. Sox you know the cubs saint. Louis is the greatest baseball city of my wrong. No you're not wrong at all. Is the baseball city and those fans. They are unbelievable. When i was recovering at home Saint louis cardinals. They they put out these two huge whiteboards one in the clubhouse and then one out in the stadium for fan and Both groups of the big league players who are hardly knew they didn't really know me. I'd be called up yet and The even the random fans will walk the stadium. They all signed it and wrote nice things to me. I received a ton of letters in the mail from iowa cubs fans. You know the saint louis cardinals fans for people who didn't even know me they would. They were there. I stayed behind me and that that meant a lot give us a preview of the car knows this year i mean the cardinals have always have a vote of always competed always tried to make moves to try to win the division and get back to the world series. How you feel about your team. This season couldn't be more excited. This is probably one of the best team. I've ever been around personally And i will get props to the cardinals front office they. They've assembled a group of guys that i would call professional. Just good people. Good good at what they do and then just go around like everyone's great. Everyone loves each other there was. There's not one bad egg and Profit the cardinals for that and they did still nolan from the rockies did definitely we stole him and he fits right and he's already known for the first game of the season. That guy is i mean. Couldn't tell he looks like he's been here for years. is savvy guy is right in. He's going to be good for us. There you go i. The name of the book is one line drive a life threatening injury and faith fuel comeback and we appreciate your daniel pants daily own and a good luck to you and the cardinals this season. Thanks so much for joining the podcast. Thanks rob thanks for having me on here planning on watching the game tonight. Here's a way to make it even more interesting. A risk free bed of up to two thousand and twenty one dollars when you place a bet with william hill sportsbook. Every sports moment becomes even more interesting every slapshot every bucket every punch every play. A wager elevates your night pushing you to the edge of your seat. Gets your heart rate going. Your stomach nodded your goosebumps bumping your faith in yourself rewarded. Oh and with two thousand and twenty one dollars to play with risk free. There's no reason not to get started today. Download the william hill mobile app. And when you sign up you can get started with a risk. Free bed of two thousand and twenty one dollars. 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It seems like there's some semblance of light at the end of the tunnel and mlb certainly no shortage of storylines. The dodgers trying to be the first team century to repeat as champs. The yankees are looking at the longest world series drought in over thirty years. But i'm here to talk about the kids. The next generation of stars. Let's throw the richest of them all padres shortstop fernando tatis junior. Who signed a whopping fourteen year. Three hundred forty million dollar deal this offseason with only one hundred forty three career games under his belt tortillas has popped up early age among nfl players under twenty three on the three others have a higher ups and tortillas nine fifty six mark our poo holes no ox and the nationals juan. Soto yes soto. The twenty two year old wonder can burst onto the scene in the twenty nineteen postseason leading his nassar. Their first title in franchise history last year at age. Twenty one you lead the nfl. And average on percentage pius and intentional walks and nine seventy two career opium only behind. Ted williams jimmie foxx and you forementioned odd among all players before turning twenty two now soto has had to share headlines with his. Nfl rival. ronald kunia. Junior who's mlb debut coincidentally coincided with the braves three straight division titles. Kunia is one of only five players in mlb with eighty homers and sixty steals before turning twenty three joining some guy's name trout a-rod griffey and andrew jones decent company the smiles and the swaggie. These guys exude are infectious. Baseball should be fun game and these guys are doing their best to prove that used isn't wasted on the young was a big week in the big leagues and now here's shadow. League dot com. Mlb insider jr gamble each week. Jr gamble will of course tackle a foul or fair situation major league baseball before the start of the twenty twenty one season he will discuss players to watch out for a rain. Training brings new new players and new expectations is the players on tv. Real hard in two thousand and twenty one at first base nationals offseason acquisitions. Josh bell had a breakout season with thirty homers in two thousand nineteen any quarter covert slump in two thousand twenty was gone for him to have an incredible bounceback season at second base. Marlins jazz jizzle you won the second base starting job adding some more spice that marlins lineup. He's got crazy sic tools so we sure to grab some eyeballs as a potential twenty twenty guys this season third baseman. Watch out for irish third base. He brian hey son of charlie. He was awesome in two thousand twenty. And everyone's looking forward to a full season as he mashes and he's nifty with the web and maybe he gets tired of boots as shorts go blubber day p crawford. He became the seventeenth. Black infield win a gold glove. You gotta watch this guy. He joins a short list of black source stuff to win. One guys like ozzie. Smith jimmy raleigh derrick. Jeeter plays that deal. Let's see if his elevate and be out. Carl lewis will follow up his rookie season with one hundred sixty two games of fuel dope men. You see the new torii hunter gotta watch this guy. Will he go. Twenty five twenty five this season and of course then judge and they say healthy together and lifting yankees that lucy's world series. If i have to look at a young pitcher. I'm very interested in. How jordan hicks. Re brown's from his on injury in saint louis to do was lifestyle in among save leaders before season got cut short the seasons popping. I'm ready to go check out. These guys watch for them. It's not department turn. Though it's time for betting on the basis with dave gascon that money dodgers open things up with the colorado rockies in the mile high city four game series game number one the over under total eleven and a half. i'm pounding the over and not looking back. Keep in mind dodger. Hit thirty one home runs. During the spring in twenty games cory seager jack eight of them and he's playing for a brand new contract back here in california angels greet the chicago white sox the town for four game series as well. White sox were a surprise team. Back in two thousand and twenty. They have a lot of live bats on the other side for the halos. Shohei ohtani had a blistering spring. I think he rides out into the regular season. These games will be competitive but look for the over under total of eight and a half and take the over. Arizona's offense is kind of hit or miss san diego's not so much. I think the padres take three or four this weekend. Rob i think the theme early on the season will be offense. Dodger's gang ke's mets and padres. Keep an eye on what they do early on and look more run totals than the juice when they're the favourite. When rob was a newspaper columnist he lived by this motto. If i'm writing i'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new all right now. Let's woke him in author camp perrin. Who has a new book out called comeback season. It's on sale now gallery books and it's a story of friendships formed between cam when he was then a teenager. A white baseball obsessed guy from boston and hundreds of former professional negro league players cam woke him two inside the park. How you doing. I'm doing well rob. Thank you for having me absolutely and the book is fascinating that you helped claim thousands of dollars some even topping one hundred thousand dollars for a rough pensions from former negro league players from. Mlb how did you get involved in this and tell us about your journey so i started out as a young baseball fan in boston. Red sox win the world series in two thousand four and my immediate thought. Is you know i. I want to start collecting. A bunch of red sox related memorabilia. I met a couple of the red sox players david ortiz and johnny damon at various events around boston often waiting for five hours to meet them So i began kind of a little collection of various memorabilia baseball cards autographs and then in two thousand seven. A friend of mine introduced needs to collecting autographs through the mail. And i quickly realized much like waiting. Five hours to meet david ortiz. None of the new players or the modern players would would reply through the mail. They the players from the forties fifties and sixties. The guys who had long been retired. They were the ones who had right back. So i'd go on a website called sports collectors. Dot net you would see who would reply. And who would. I'd send to these old time. Guys like duke snider alkali and bobby door than them. A couple of baseball cards that i would pick up at a memorabilia show or a local store and write a handwritten and self addressed stamped envelope and a couple of weeks. I'd often get them back cam. Where was your. How did you get the interests as a young guy for the negro leagues. You knew nothing about it. This happened a long time ago where we how did that. Pique your interest though. I know about the negro league just being a baseball fan into the history but when tops came out with a baseball card set called alan and enter in two thousand seven. They had about five or six baseball cards and former negro league players who are still alive. Who are in the set so i bought a couple packs here and their target and local baseball cards stores. And i got a couple of cards of guys like stanley glenn and john mule miles and i found her addresses online me and a couple of guys that oh hey you know we should write. Send these cards out right to these guys and see if they'd signed so i sent out to them and you know i. I got replies quite fast and john meal miles for example wrote several pages long. Handwritten letter from there. I was like wow like the major league players they would just sign your card. Send them back. It just felt like they were going through the motions. Yeah i'd get an autograph cool but he's letters were just amazing and i realized that it was so much more history and so much to uncover in speaking with these players. Though i began writing two more players who didn't have baseball cards. And then. I kinda hit a roadblock. I had written to a couple of dozen guys. I didn't really have any other addresses to send to so i began reaching out to other researchers and one man in particular would give me a couple addresses here and there and then a few players started calling me on the phone writing letters back and forth to me and these little kind of friendships via letter and phone started to loss of and from there i began speaking to these guys all the time on the phone and i kind of realized that none of them had stayed in touch with their former teammates. None of them had any baseball cards. Most didn't even have any pictures of them playing in the negro league and their uniform. You could've played five sixties and the negro league at a photo of you in your uniform and they had no newspaper articles nothing that really tied them to their career. Some guys that have a couple here and there but for the most part you play a game in north carolina on saturday by sunday morning. You're in virginia. And you never see that paper you know so if you had a great game and a great right up you never saw that so i began trying to trying to find all those things trying to find their former teammates going on white pages dot com trying to find old newspaper articles. Sometimes it would be a really old grainy picture of them that they haven't seen before and then Lastly the pensions thing. That came on a little bit later. When i began working real close with a fellow researcher in texas and the way that works is major league. Baseball agreed to this program. Where if you played four years in the negro league you would get a pension of eight hundred thirty three dollars a month which is ten thousand dollars a year plus back pay to win. The program was was created which they they put back to around two thousand five ish. I believe so. In order in order to get this pension you need to find four years of primary source documentation. And that's that's where the hunt began. I got you now. Tell me about twenty fan. You were fifteen years old and you guys a fellow group of researchers. You guys organized. The first annual negro league players reunion in birmingham alabama. What was that like it was. It was pretty crazy. I i was just young kid. I had very close with this. Doctor of al was a a white doctor in texas was in his late fifties at the time and a third man. A second man chef clayton sherard. Who's a chef from birmingham. Who is a former batboy with the birmingham blackberries in the fifties. So the three of us again getting really close over the phone and we kind of realize. Hey you know. Cam has located a lot of these former players by that time by two thousand ten. I'd been doing this for about two. And a half years with the negro league players. I had tracked down probably fifty to sixty plus players through white pages and all sorts of weird online phone books. And we all become quite close and dr allen chef new a bunch of players from their years of working with former negro league players and chef clayton new. A bunch of guys in birmingham the three of us kind of pooled our resources of players and they they planned out all the logistics and i just began calling on my my newfound buddies were sixty seventy years older than me and invited them down to birmingham and everybody showed up and we had this this week. Long event took a week off at school. My software your high school and we had i would say sixty plus players show up. It was it was amazing cam. His new book is called comeback season. It's on sale now. Camp people can pick it up everywhere yet as far as i know. you know. it's on amazon. Barnes and noble independent bookstores. I well congratulations on the book. And we look forward to it. Thanks for joining inside the park. Appreciate your thank you. Hey it's rob parker from inside the studio with rob parker on the black effect network talking. At and t. Here's a question. What's it like to feel lucky. We've all got lucky friend. The one who wants a new tv and boom suddenly tv's on sale. They drive around town and boom. Suddenly the perfect parking spot is right. There it's a great feeling when things go your way and now. At and t. Is giving everyone that. I just looked out feeling every day. Good things shouldn't only favor the few. At and t. 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Here's why mlb is better than the nfl or nba and it isn't even close. It's not even close. Opening day of baseball is huge. It's just a sign of spring. Nick com it. Just the weather warms up people. Feel good about it and yes. The crack of the bat. Here is my annual old to opening day. So much of my love for baseball started at an early age and my family knew how much i love baseball. Even my mom was a stickler preschool and about getting your work done. But when i was in junior high school my mom used to write a fake doctor's. No for me. So did i could leave school early so i could get home to watch the mets. On opening day. I had to see a first pitch of the season on tv. I couldn't come home in the third or fourth inning. I had to see it from the beginning and back then. I was a mets fan. I wonder reporter. I was a fan opening day. That stands out to me the most dates back to college. Nine thousand nine hundred eighty three. I was a student at southern connecticut. 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Pitcher Ranks: Downgrade deGrom and Move Means?

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Pitcher Ranks: Downgrade deGrom and Move Means?

"Hi there welcome to fantasy focus baseball. It's a beautiful thursday morning. May six twenty twenty one and he spoke. Baseball is presented by lincoln jobs. He is christened. H h stands for happy carl producing researchers. And i am merely eric bell on today's show. Another no hitter to discuss is going to be like twelve of them. This year several top players had back to the injured list which concerns me. Plus tristan has always sings and answers your house brand questions there. You go off the top. It's also mother's day weekend. Please call your mother teresa and i'm sure you will i will. I'll you get to see her. The good thing about being vaccinated. Yeah is that. It's a little less nerve wracking to two sear. So you know all right that's good. That's a good sign rally. Everyone should do that. Let's talk baseball now. John means he was talking baseball. How 'bout that and he's the number one pure pitcher on our player ater and doing great and points leagues numbers are unbelievable number one. Yup he throws the fourth no hitter of the season. I'm going to count the one. That didn't count joe musgrove. Carlos rodin mass and bummer through no hitter the game ended. He did all he could John means was great. Not exactly the best offense he faced but he threw strikes on pretty much every pit. Every first pitch. It's a lot of strikeouts for john. Means nine plus ks and three of his past four starts a one hundred percent strand rate is a knock on gonna continue but john means is a lot better than i thought he was. And i'm guessing a lot better than you thought. He was his number two years ago screamed regression and then last year was bad. It's a bad team. But he looks like he's pretty special more special than we thought special. Do you think he is probably that of a top fifty locked in started the rest of the which means that mix leads. You're not letting them go. But i don't think he's a guy is gonna carry us certainly not to these levels if you look at the underlying metrics. Last year was pitching a little bit beneath his true skill. In this year's pitching significantly ahead of it and there are players like this over the past half decade that do this from year-over-year and we meet in the middle of the rest of the season. So i'm he might be the first of these no hitter guys and kind with you on the bumgarner thing. I'm more objectionable to the seven inning role than the bumgarner. No hitter definition. That he is one that you could sell high on right now. Why would you sell high on. John means not callers for dot did just two two guys. It threw no hitters to lefties means. I'm looking at means numbers right now. His fifth is two point nine nine. There's a bad of issue. One fifty eight. Obviously that can't continue but swings. Strike percentages nothing twenty nineteen. He looked at as k. Percentage thirty percent so grandma percent is way up. this is a guy. He's a lot better than he wasn't. Twenty nineteen so. I guess my question for you is what what do you see. That is not real. Why is john means not a top twenty five starting pitcher in fantasy right now. Why do you not view them. That way. i'm. I'm getting to the point where i'm going to think about doing that okay. So there's there's quite a few things on this one one you're right about the swinging. Strike raise rate is up among starting pitchers ninth seventy percent. That's very good. That is the one metrics that that is really popping out off the page. In his numbers we might have a difference in sight classification of edibles because the grumble rate for me is actually down. The other is if you look instead things like expected they are a that is actually pretty close to where last year's number was for him. He was three zero to less series. Two six two so far this season the other thing is he's not getting one of the league leading called strike rates which would kind of back up his stuff with that swinging strike number. I feel like he's been a little bit. Fourteen barrel rate over ten percent. I mean people are squaring him up at times. They didn't obviously in this game. That's because the match up was by the way all these guys capitalize on matchups if you throw in bumgarner shadows i just think that road. Don's ross stuff is better than means is but the defense for means and you. You make a good point here that they might be both equivalent. Sell high candidates is that it's very unlikely to match means. Innings means might be a fulltime. Starting pitcher means my challenge two hundred innings pitched. I don't know the oils need to do it. But wrote on is not getting there. Means of i twenty five yet but i'm saying like i don't know who is facing next but like i if he beat the yankees in the next two weeks or the red sox. I don't know why we're being these. A two star pitcher facing the mets on the road in the yankees probably at home depending on their there. We go let's get to some non fun stuff now injuries and i think my concern here with some of these injuries is. I can't remember a season on. I'm sure there has been where so many top players are going back to the injured list for the same injury. And it's the first week of may now. Renaissance was not quite the same injury but with yeltsin springer it is yellowish has a back injury that give me a problem. And he's clearly not ready. Springer's what the quad and rondonia a knee where he just hit off his knee. That seems to me like minor. He's back in ten days. Y'all springer scare me. And to the point where i drop them a lot in my rankings. Or you know. I just when you have a back injury. You're not gonna hit for power you're not gonna be able to steal bases and they don't even know like they know springer's injury you can define that that's two more weeks. You can't the fines yell at what if you let the also broke. I really concerned about him. Yeah and this goes back. A little to my Comment about instinctually. Fading players with repeat some setbacks with the same injury and yellow pages is particularly disturbing because we know the history of back problems. And what it does power and the fact that his past history showed that he has a tendency to put the ball on the ground when he put him play when he's not fully right and if that happens even after he comes back it's going to definitely bring his value now we've debated him quite a bit springer's it's also repeat injury. That bugs me at i. I just have a major issue with it. And they're both very special talented players. Who are capable of being top twenty overall types. When they're healthy. I mean i really do. Think spring as the natural ability to be a top twenty overall player on the high end. But i'm concerned with you. I think that's a big deal. Reynolds was a little bit more fluky of the three. I mean like who was it that had a quad injury in last year to probably two years ago because last year was two months. I was donaldson where it just lasted all year. So obvious fail. Ever judge had no aaron judge is oblique tells us it's your bell the greats vontobel that you know injury her already. That's the greatest factor in another injury is our repeat. Injury and yellowish is obviously never healed. Spray hurt again. I don't know i'm concerned here. I mean it's not like louise robert and the nasdaq is out for three months. In fact you can make the case to drop them in redraft format. He's not coming back till september and who knows of that. Messy team is doing anything as september with their manager. So i would say keep. Y'all obviously keep. Don't keep springer luis robert. Can you make a case to keep them around on. Espn standard or you. Rostering somebody who is coming off the l. soon. Yeah not a chance. I would actually drop luis robert for a guy like tony gone away wrote about yesterday. Who's i eligible. If you've got that spot. That's what i would do but use the spot i robert is not going to be back before august as you said. That's the best case scenario. And even after that he hasn't actually proven enough of the major league level to warrant locking in for that length of time just in our standard game. It doesn't make sense. How concerned are you about. Jacob degrom this is a latte latte right side tightness in the latte. And he's missing one. Start but you can see him. In his last outing he was kinda rubbing it holding rallies in the dugout. And hopefully this is not a big thing. But he's the best pitcher in fantasy and you know if he's going to miss a couple more stars than we you know. He's not the best pitcher in fast. It'd be it'd be caller bieber. Somebody our john means so the point. How concerned are you about. These high snuck that one in their john means business. And i don't know about you. But john means business. Does he certainly does the ground. Hopefully this is only like one or two stars. You know. I i love to give you the. I'm not only concerned reaction. But i am a little bit and there's two reasons for that. One is the fact that he so in some high level max. Effort velocity talked about this over the years that it does bug me. A little bit when pitchers are trying to throw as hard as they could. Dust a in that recent start and i know this injuries in tied to that but if he tries to pitch at less than hundred percent and does stuff like that i just worry about what could happen down the road and the other thing too is you. We've been tracking the numbers to date and jacob the volume has not been matching garrett kohl's and it has not been matching shane bieber's and by the way it's actually not matching last. I checked clayton kershaw. Which i wouldn't be an issue if kershaw as a top ten starting pitcher based on the volume the maybe were over ranking degrom number one so i just want to believe that the ground gives you thirty. Three starts of two hundred and twenty innings. I think he's capable of it. If he's healthy that that you know. I mean even throws at ninety five percent effort. I think he could give you a number one starting pitching the game numbers but it's so far not so good. It's not perfect. It's not doesn't make has tommy. John surgery he's alto half through next season. Are you worried about the dodgers. We we originally thought of the dodgers in march as a juggernaut winning one hundred ten games. They're starting pitchers will be handled carefully right now. They don't have enough of them. We thought they had like ten of them. But with price out may out consul installed it on proven air. Do you think they might switch up how they use say kershaw and bueller and others who we assume. We're not going to make more than thirty starts but now that the depth of has been compromised. Maybe they will yeah. The dodgers are in a curious position. Where i'm not worried. I am worried about the rotation depth. That's not as good as it was without may and with the injuries david price and currently although on the men i think the offense is having a few guys who are just not getting good. Fortune on batted balls and things and they're just a little bit of a fog. I mean mookie. Betts immediately comes to mind that he has pointed his career where his numbers. Just don't reflect the true talent. And i think that's where he is today. So max muncie play a little bit better in chicago games at wrigley field. That's a little bit of a turnaround encouraging. But the rotation issue it puts them in a decision point and for awesome fantasy. There are things we could exploit. You said about trying to ease off some of these other guys. They could go very heavily on the. Trevor bauer pitching on three days wrestling. And i think they might. Well do it this weekend. I'm very curious to see their strategy there because the alternative is that they try to push up the timetables of guys like don price on. They're trying to build up to be a starter they could go to just one of their top prospects he would be fantasy. Relevant is thrown if he's thrown into that rotation and just because they're in that ballpark. Anybody who gets a starting assignment is appealing to me. I think there is a lot of fantasy value to be had. But what direction do they go on the pitching side. Small businesses have always shown incredible ability to adapt innovate and survived even more so this past year. 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Hastings aguilar and tyler o neil ross. How a big spring. And then he had bad april and now he's hot again are you in. I'm in he's producing the max velocity. He did during his great spring training. That is encouraging. The only negative is when they get their healthy players. Back that block some of the paths to playing time but i like the creativity. They're doing with him. Andrew benintendi is stealing basis. There's still no power there. But he had two homer game. Are you in on benintendi. No ish a but the steals have their value if you're in a desperate spot benintendi or cedric moans. Who would rather have rest of the year. Probably benintendi. Because i think there's a better path of playing time chasing the counting numbers that are steals older guys. Andrew mccutchen l. a. Two homer game brandon belted. Rbi first inning. Are you in on these guys or was it. Just you know mccutchen face the bad pitcher and tap and Giants were at chorus field. Brandon crawford went nuts in that series. I you in on umbrella belt good good last year. Yeah a little bit. Belt's gonna miss his time. He has an injury history. And it's it's probably not gonna change but he's shown some good basketball metrics encouraging numbers. That suggest that while he's healthy. He's a good gotta get. But it's a coors field influenced hot streak. I think mostly for him. I think he's corner infield material for the most part in a mickley mccutchen. I mean you you get to watch a lot of the thing. That bugs me about mccutchen i feel like he's regressing defensively. I think it's a noticeable amount. You you don't need to feel man. He he can't see he can't see the book and how bad things are getting in philadelphia where they sent him out to get an eye test because it kept dropping fly balls where it went right through his legs that looked like right under his glove and he looked completely passes the worst defensive team in the sport. They're setting baseball back. Like eight years for the defense i. Sometimes i change the channel. I can't i don't know how they won last night you know. Which is that water fishing. The seventh inning. Which is tougher to watch the phillies defense or the white sox managerial decisions. You and i texted about this show and feel yesterday like the managerial decisions we've seen the season are baffling like they're nad. Start and look what's happening on some awful. I mean there's just i mean yes hitters about two thirty this season. That's terrible but it's still baseball that way but like like these lineup. Cards your misreading lineup. Cards to and you don't know how do you not know the rules. How do you that if you're a fantasy league and you don't know the rules that's bad if you're the manager of a baseball team being paid millions the and don't know the rules that's even worse man. That's just like that's fireable i. I don't think i'm not sure. He's making the season. I i made a copy of jerry arcane when he moved in the nba coach. Like i don't know man like i'm starting to have concerns about white sox players now. They've lost two awesome outfielders to enjoy. That was not his fault but like the way uses liam hendriks giolito being overused i. I'm i'm certain apps like kopech. I don't know it's going to have. I think there. There might be a noticeable impact on the fantasy production. There could be's might concern losing those two key players exposes flaws potentially in this roster and if little things are dropped here in their decision wise strategy wise we are going to see the impact on fantasy. I mean we've seen it already with the whole andrew wrong thing with what's his role for the first two to three weeks of the season. At least he's finally. I guess beginning to show him june rather roster the rest of the season andrew von german mercedes. I i made on mercedes now. That was a huge whiff by me. He's eligible for one thing for this year won't be next year won't be next year. He's not even gonna play catcher. They'd they're not even going to suit them up there. He's pitched an inning and he's not going to play catcher but he's eligible in our game he can hit the he can really hit and take walks anyway. One of the stories of twenty twenty one so far and and just i do hope it results in as good a finishes has been the start all right. The highlights of the show now tristan sings the combo meals. Hey it's a combo meal combo he did. It's a combo. Meal homerun plus steel by the way. If we ever get back into the studio we're not gonna use our regular drops it's tristen seeing from the pressure. Somebody pointed out on twitter. Like if you're a new listener you never even knew there were drops. And that's a good point. I think thick this. Why would we go back. And by the way These players were making moves and making moves is brought to you by lincoln jobs to build your winning team today. Go to lincoln dot com slash sports. Right here the combo meal since our last show jake. Marin who's actually playing pretty well second comma backup this season hobby bias at one and then a wednesday josh naylor of cleveland and brandon crawford at coors any thoughts on any of these three players none none of whom were rostered every league there you can pick them up right now of these three. Who would you. Who would you pick up. If i'm pressed to pick one. I probably would. Gosh i probably would pick up crawford. I'm not excited by any of the three. I'll defend nick and saying that. If the ian hap- injury is long-term the defense maricic provides is going to feel some playing time and he's a match daily kind of guy against lefties. Let's start about some pictures. Now is the orange now. Fully juiced on stephen matt's can't believe i was in can't believe i've come either. I embarrassed thing last. two outings. Terrible again getting pat. Hounded i out. I'm out now. That's how fast. I don't blame you. And by the way that is the problem for the blue jays staff wide because they do not have the starting pitching depth. They are in an even tougher spot than the dodgers are right. Now and i think that's going to potentially put unnecessary pressure on guys like jin ryu and robbie ray pearson should be up in a week or two his first outing in the minors. Eight strikeouts over three and two thirds. I wrote about the guys he struck out the red sox prospects today an and i actually wrote about the top ten most rostered hitters that are prospects. Check it out and Interesting it's an interesting order because like awesome martin's not on it and some interesting hitters. That people are not picking up stats for the season yet. They're picking up. The rush moves not gonna play this season. It's just it's just weird. What people did in their drafts and espn leagues. And maybe other sites as well Kipton majeida turn things around against texas eight strikeouts over five and a third i. I don't think we were worried about him. And i don't think we're worried about kershaw. Even though he didn't get he didn't make it to the second inning against the cubs. Very strange rethought kershaw on bauer and a doubleheader and then neither one of them you know what it is you know what it is. He's not a scar wars guy. Is that what you're wearing your star wars may the fourth be with you. Okay as revenge of the sixth snow. But seriously i i found it fascinating that kershaw. Two of his worst outings had come on the four. I didn't even know you really think the something. Now that i that i was going to watching jeff passan's comment on the the jinx with john means that i was really tempted to reply collectors. Totally jinx's and yet there's totally no such thing as jinx is. It's just a fun ridiculous thing. We talk about kershaw. It's like the andy pettitte thing back in the day. There are some days a pitcher. Just doesn't have it. I'm seeing of of oakland. Go get picked up a lot of leagues of former phillies. Doing well now pitchers once they leave philadelphia cole. Urban man i expected durable hitter innings eater. Who gives up a lot of hits. He's not giving up a lot of hits. Is that all oakland's home stadium. Or what. I i watched him in philly last couple years. Like this guy's not special Apparently he's does share a birthday with both jackie robinson and kyle soppe yard beloved producer. I didn't know that okay like it. That's why you should pick him up getting by the way. He's actually getting more ks than i talked about the other day. Remember you said a little bit more pitch to contact. That's his nature. Yes so this strike rate. Bats backs up that skill set. But he's getting case. I mean at some point in a month we might be discussing. John means carlos wrote on coal irvine as top fifty or sixty starting pitchers all three of them. I find that hard to believe with urban but at is different is different now Anyway those are the pictures that we've been talking about. And max free came back wednesday and looked only seventy two pitches but he looked good. We in washington all or nothing on offense atlanta too. What a weird. No east just. I can't explain it. Okay let's move on now. Let's close a carousel and you will sing for that as well. Do duty to dilute. Its the closer carousel. Nicolas on twitter right. Should i be worried about jake mcgee. He has actually allowed runs and four of his past six games navigate. Save in The least two weeks and there was some chorus field shenanigans but Trevor rogers the the other brought the other twin. Is i actually looking really good in the eighth inning and the manager gave kappler said maybe rogers get some save chances instead of mcgee and he goes mcgee goes the. I could see that happening but you know. Roger is not really a typical closer. It's eight throws underhand. Not a big strike out guy. Sick of five point one caper nine. Do we really think. Rogers is going to be the closer. I think that this is kappler's way of saying he's going to revert back to the committee. He designed during spring training. And in mcgee's case. Yeah it a little bit course feel driven but the velocity of that fastball is not in the past couple of outings what it was last year when he had that great season for the dodgers. So i am. I'm buying here. I think i think roger's could get you some. You know a handful of saves for pretty much nothing. Carinthia has dominant stolen. We three saves. how many saves his career. He has an sixty four year with twenty nine strikeouts in fourteen innings. I still think plaza gets more saves twenty to twelve. Is that sound fair to you. Yeah many could get thirty five saves potentially but yeah. They're both very appealing. I mean there's always a bullpen. That has two guys or absolutely roster worthy and that looks like it. They are both great. What are you doing with oakland. here lou. Trevino got lit up again yesterday. You smear petite is more like a long man. But he's getting wins because they're a good team so car rights. How do you decide of guys like this are worth it. In our standard game save equities low ratios are always solid from st. He gets wins Durable seventy pierce's every year. I mean is there a scenario for you where diekman and trevino and petite are all kind of getting saves or. What do you think's going to happen. I think there is a path. To that oakland's another one that could lean committee but it hadn't really been bob. Melvin style to go that direction. At least not in the past couple of years he likes to get one hot hand at stick with them. I still think trevino kind of has the leg up. I i see your point. Petites very interesting. Petite might be one of the more underrated back end of deep league staff guy. More underrated pitchers fantasy managers could exploit our game dare. Castillo goes on the disabled list for tampa bay. Pete fairbanks comes back. I ask you do you keep kostya roster don in espn standard. As long as you're not an i l. numbers crunch. Yes because now that guy though like is like they've fairbanks back they'd get springs is getting saved kit which is starting and saving. They can do. Anything i have to custodial gets twenty saves they could well go back to the two thousand twenty bullpen. I just think twenty is still a fair number for castillo. They were pretty relying on him this year. They were lying on on him in the postseason. I still think he could get to twenty but it's it bothers me that this is a ten day. I'll move that's for an actual injury. So we'll we'll see how that plays out by the way joy Meriwether got transferred from the regular injured list of the sixty. So he's out a while with the oblique so i would drop him sorry listeners. I've bloated onto pickups that they got injured in ways i couldn't see mary whether in than alex carroll arizona activated walking story i think he's getting saves stuff and creding i think sawyer. We'll get saves at some point but there's no reason to chase down today crichton for now all right By the weightiness sleeker for you got. I would keep an eye on the way that jonathan. Isaac is being used for the yankees. They are now starting to use them at high leverage work. but it can't get safes. Oh he could if things happen as they do. Occasionally with chapman. He's had an injury he would have to be hurt. There's always a chance that a guy like that could have a ten day. I'll stint some saves you get for could ca- johnny lasagna. Be like petite in oakland winning nine games and with the array of like three and ninety strikeouts. That'd be valuable pitcher. Unfortunately no because it's not the way the yankees have been shifting him lately. They're they're they're kind of locking them into the eighth inning role. that looked like it was chad. greens initially. they're not zach rating. It'll be zach britton soon ron. You'd think but that's at least july first Lots of games on thursday. That start in the afternoon. When that doesn't mad bomb bumgarner at miami up again but great matches for bumgarner is facing pablo lopez who seems to have graduated into like top twenty five starting pitchers status. Here you're a whip. He's not allowing anything striking people out and we all thought it was but lopez looks just as good by the way i i love lopez skills wise. I think he is a very underrated. Pige pure pitcher These two guys. You mentioned have the same opponent in their next two starts. Its bumgarner road. Miami hosting miami next and vice versa for pablo lopez on friday. Philadelphia's atlanta and charlie morton is the pitcher and Is as good but is really array for us is not and he's given up four plus three of his four starts and he's already already seen the phillies twice and hit him a little bit. Charlie morton i think i ranked them in the top thirty thirty a month ago. And i'm not doing it anymore. Is this about age is just bad luck. Is he going to be fine. What do you think the first thing i think is. I'd love to do a deep dive on the curve ball because The performance of that pitch on the postseason was what encouraged me about this season. Still missing bats. I'm mostly still in. But i see your point about the phillies having handled them recently. This matchup makes me uncomfortable. Corbin burns's supposed to pitch on friday coming off the injured list. Is that correct. And they are now hinting that they're not going to announce something until at least tomorrow. So i'm i'd be careful. But you always facing trevor rogers a miami and kyle ass is is burns at the anchor and i would say is rogers a anchor. I've seen three days of milwaukee hitters and. I'm not impressed. Mean they've got bogle bach playing against lefties and righties batting third or fourth no yellowish canes kind of shelve himself They're missing some players there. Trevor rogers looks really good. Hold it miami. Had a good season. I think he can be a divas anchor. I'm looking at the day and trying to decide. Who is the anchor of the day. Water rodriguez now rodion at kansas city. Perhaps oriented like that orients against the other. La teams interesting. Orioles is good or is going to be in my top. Twenty next among starting pitchers the number furriest. That's the only like but like i said like ten minutes ago like what if the dodgers can't afford to do that this season because they don't have any depth is david price making ten starts. Probably not so. I think might lead the team in innings. I'll be honest. i don't see any chance that happens. I just don't think they're going to do it. I you're right that they could be forced into that corner. But i what they being so careful of with him. His history is scary. all right. that's the only thing. Ed i'm with you on skill. They need to be pushing them end. There's the debate to be made that you should be giving a guy like that one hundred and eighty innings by the way with rogers. I'm with you on that. I'd love to see the price. I think price is probably going to drive a little bit of a friday slate. I'm just i see a scenario where holy areas is the most valuable dodgers pitcher this season. Oh yeah nothing against bueller and kershaw but orioles going seven innings and half his starts striking everybody out. I understand what you're saying about the injury history. But i think the dodgers he's twenty four now. I think they let a pitch. I think there's a way they. The innings leader the winds leader. The strikeout leader everything most valuable pitcher on the staff. The real problem is that i don't think he's even met a hundred innings in quite some time. That's the only problem i have with them. It's been it's been twenty sixteen and that was one hundred twenty two innings all right. Here's saturday and This the first game of the days on espn plus and it's max scherzer and corey kluber and Are you are you in kluber. You're never really out but like this is a big outing for view him fantasy. Isn't it yes. It is because as i mentioned kluber is not doing what he did when he was at his peak. He's made some adjustments. He's a little bit more leaning to finesse than power. And this is a match up that's trickier than the detroit. One where he stood out. I wanna see how he responds in the follow. I'd sit them here. i actually would. You would sit corey kluber in our game ten team and shall i was interesting because his last two starts again. Baltimore detroit fifteen strikeouts in fourteen two two third innings and. I don't know if wants soda was playing. Well actually. he'll be the d. h. Because that the yankees he's gonna play ro yeah he'll play. Why washington is taking it really cautious with one soto the not letting play the field yet but i assume for the weekend at yankee stadium. He will yeah. The only have like the difference between washington is that the forecasts regret gives a twenty three points away on base which is a lot and they lean a little contact oriented. They're kind of meddling there. It's i just match. It scares me. It would soto back Louis theo in that plus six era which doesn't deserve. I mean if you look if you do a little bit of a deep dive and louis cassia. Which i have done. Think i'm all that concerned. Forty hits and twenty nine two thirds that's babba driven is bab right now is Three seventy but emmy other things on him the chase rate career high swing and miss rate. Creer lo it weird like that doesn't make sense in a dumping them but like cleveland. Good matchup. yep you're not dumping him. The only problem is the fastballs bennett. Disaster this year on the philosophies ever so slightly down it's still top grade. I think it's ninety six and a half right now. And cleveland is one of the best ups you could ask. It's not detroit from matchups of from matchup standpoint. but it's up there as one of the five most favorable. He's got to step up here and he'd do it with me and his lineup. We do it with him in my lineup. a man. I'm getting on my pronoun guy. I understood what you were trying to say they're. I'm having some trouble today to. I don't even know why i had my coffee too. Long ago. I guess sunday night. Baseball is the end with the crew. Is aaron no of the phillies. And atlanta's who oscar noah who not only not only is pitching great. But he's hitting home runs in his last two. He's been fun. Hasn't allowed runs but aeronautic bowl is a little different But a noah he's got to be on the most atlas let me check. Are you in are you. What do you think of a hawass got. I don't know if i'm pronouncing it. I'm on trying to believe he's number. Two most added pitcher to dylan cease. Who's been Ceasing to walk people striking people out We rather have. Ceasar noah get one spot stays because i i built from a long-term angle however today you must have only noah and that is an orange juice enjoy. I don't know how long it's gonna last. But i'll tell you it's going to be tasty stats tasty stats last outing for herman marquez. Colorado this sunday. He's at saint. Louis get out of the first inning. And i i lost literally like thirty points and three days and my out league and i had has active. Probably but he's pitching so well he was fishing finer cores and then he gets eight runs giant giants absolutely on him. If you look at the numbers. I should have known better so i think this is a fair question. So colorado was saint louis marquette versus adam wainwright which pitcher would you rather use because at saint. Louis it's a debate. It's it's wayne right for me. I think the matchup is better. I mean colorado's offense there but like yeah the the fact we're even saying would you use herman marquez. Road game or not is kind of interesting. Yeah i mean. I look at counting the cores games the rockies actually great is the more favorable matchup overall than the cardinals for pitcher. That's it's better to face the rockies anywhere than it is to face the cardinals anywhere. In which case i think. That's that's swings at wainwright's call right. Now it's swing over to kyle soppe soppe. Kassapu has trivia has browns forest. But he got sure. Do there's to analyze players this year. That have a four hundred or better yet. They remain on the wire over. Thirty five percent. League's want you name them and once we get the names. I want you to rank them. Four hundred eighty p widely available. We'll get to that a minute. Browns spencer's up first. points league. Rusted away maniaci or montas. Which as pitcher do you want. I think i trust me more better. Whip Ah last time i looked. His bowel rate was low. And martha's has a couple of really bad outings this season so if he's gonna blow up one third of the time then i don't want him but i think maniaci for points and rodeo. Do you agree with that. Trista i think so. I trust him more. Start start and that is important in trying to do a quick look at this heated show. A hint of improved fastball velocity. Which means maybe there's something a little better ahead for him. Is it okay to be in on both. Oh yeah sure. I mean you don't have concerns about montas not being assault top. Sixty starting pitcher yet. No not really. I mean my montage. Has you know like the inconsistent history. But i be patient with him already. Mike wants to know what in the world is going. on with. Mack muncie and who are some under the radar second base options that it can use until months. He gets his stuff together. He homered a few times this week. I think with mac months. You know what you're gonna get a lot of walks going to end up with thirty home runs but he might like to thirty along the way. So that's something to watch If you're in an on base league that's a four hundred on base. But i am not giving up on maximum. See and i. I suspect neither are you. But if you want to look at the second base only players joshua's obviously is no way. I would drop muncie for. Ross nico horner. Who are a pick up a week. Legal monday morning. And then tuesday morning. He's on the injured list. I just can't. I can't get a break with with my one of the one team I'm not dropping muncie for for ross josh harrison. Colton one aureus. None of these guys. Are you long as the closest there. And it's a pretty wide gap. No absolutely not and this is especially so in anything leading points or sabermetrics and by the way statcast expected batting average to sixty. That's right in line with two thousand eighteen and nineteen compared to the two twenty one reality so he was about to turn things around seeing those homers. Thank you for improving the hard hit rate because that was the one question i had about him was the hard hit rate was down so far. John's cures well. Ryan mountcastle generate. A lot of hype. This preseason because of a strong twenty twenty is yet to get it together in twenty twenty one. Are you buying or can't area you out on him. It's a low batting average but the biggest problem is five walks and thirty six strikeouts. He can't get away with that pitchers figure it out. And that's his biggest issue. I mean he should be twenty five. He should be hitting two sixty with twenty five home runs but he can't do that with this plate discipline and it was weird is like just a bunch of baltimore hitters like. They had an interesting outfield like six weeks ago and obviously santander being on. The injuries doesn't help. But like austin hayes You know low batting average can't get on base. there's a little pop there but he's not getting to it. Moen's of course is doing great. But he's not really stealing basis. He's three five. Yup mountcastle hitting manzini is doing fine to fifty end up with two fifty and thirty home runs but it's kind of wwe. Dj stewart. i thought could be a power hitter. He's back one. Eighty like these guys aren't working out. I don't understand why the have interesting names with some modest talent that could be useful in in espn standard leagues. But they're not getting it done. You're right and in mountcastle. Forgive a little bit that there was the injury absence. I forget what it was four. But you're you're dead on about the plate discipline. He had a forty percent chase rate. Last year is a forty percent this year. And by the way the league's averages twenty eight he's got to improve their and i think you're you're right. That pitchers have begun to adapt to him and he needs to respond to it. I'm optimistic. he can. I think he's got higher talented other names. You mentioned but we gotta see it. He's gotta make these fixes. Santander is a guy we thought was going to thirty home runs. He's probably on the angeles for a couple more weeks. Is he a guy you stash. That's if you can do it but don't do it at the expense of somebody more important with your spots. I last one comes from michael. Manu grandma right at the mendoza line to cut ties with him. He's impatient yeah. Didn't really see that coming. I mean he's a walker he's like the muncie of catchers maximum. Walk right. he walks on and he hit his heart batting average trying to find him on the player. Ater and i can't but in points leagues. Obviously he's number thirty the player raider behind jose. Trevino and roberto perez. He's still behind travis. Dr knows not even playing for months But you have to keep ranking grandma. I i did a deep dive on catchers on on wednesdays blog saying i think buster posey's legit like that's a guy all the metrics on posey say that's a twenty homer guy who that's three hundred now mazing. What the year off did from i guess would you. Would you rather opposing the grendel at this point most of my leagues. Lean towards rewarding. the sabermetrics. here. And you know i was concerned about grondahl. Yea maybe our standard game. I feel safer with posey. Doesn't hurt me grundell. By the way the metrics barrel rate hard hit rate. Any expected numbers. The i mean the k- rates down. These are all very much in line with his norms and to defend him the white sox deliberately were being conservative with his playing time to begin the year. They were trying to keep them in. Check there so. I have to think things given. What are you going to replace a with. Catcher is just so bad. I don't think it's so bad though. That's my point. Like that's what i wrote about obviously didn't read it. I mean like posey's now roster and eighty two percent carson cowboys up to eighty seven. But sean murphy still available and a lot of leagues and i wrote about i think var shows interest i think i think williams asa diaz and ended up hitting two eighty with fifteen home runs. That might make him a top. Ten catcher the walker in milwaukee narvaez like isn't narvaez. Doing with grandma used to like he could hit for to hit at least two fifty. He's takes his rox. I this francisco. Mahia looks like he could hit twelve home runs about two eighty as well like that's all i want is twelve homers two eighty tucker born arts doing that right now right wednesday devices return as he back yet. I don't think it's long term short yet. it's a it's a hamstring. One their in a desperate spot. I know they need them. I mean i'm with you like you're picking and choosing the good little things that these guys do. And i'm with you there. My mind goes back to at least twenty. Four catchers or rostered an almost every league. I play in your just. What's what's the lead type for. This request didn't leave contacts per se. Ten team standard. Espn let's say there's not dropping him in a attend team standard v valid. On if sean murphy and guys like that in the top fifteen in the ranks are out there in your league and carson kelly. Okay and there's nothing wrong with chasing good stats and regular playing time. All right gregg probably find again. He and maximum you. Just be a little patient rolling and appoints league. They're terrific. Would you buy it at fifteen t mix to catcher valuation. That means he's fifteen. Yeah would you buy train right now. Yes i would. I would make. You're you're right there. We'll go back to trivia. Here actually had a third answer added to this list. There are five players in the nfl as with four hundred or better three are widely available and espn leagues. Can you name and we'll get to the ranking of them afterward. Well i know one of them because he's a former affiliate and everybody does better after they leave affiliates corey dickerson corey. Dickerson is in fact on this list. Four eight but no power like one home run not to ten. Rbi yet so that order. He if they don't score and jazz. Chisholm bounced around based on the injuries. He's taking walks. Which is nice. That's the on base percentage obviously but it's corey dickerson. Atop sixty outfitter in rhode leagues probably not drop mccutchen for dickerson. I don't know if i would like i still see mccutchen. Ending up with eighteen homers to sixty so good good times are ahead and scoring seventy runs dickerson. Does that in home. Runs and runs and kutch might get more runs than that projection. He might So i i think dickerson's a valuable player. But you know like if brad miller has to play right field everyday because bryce harper hits the angeles which really can happen today like brad miller corey dickerson are kind of similar. Lefty guys Militiamen batting second with harper out. And i actually feel better about trying to exploit the daily matchups with brad miller than i do with corey dickerson. Dickerson's okay in an l. Let's that's my feeling. I guess everybody's he's probably rostered in too many leaks nimmo brandon. Nimmo is also accurate. Four thirty behind only bryce harper in the division. That's based which else. But i feel like in that line up in that situation. That's he's underrated. I think criminally low percent on the injured list to the just went on for what he did. What happened to brandon nimmo. Where finding nemo here. I can't Did they're finding nemo finger. Oh oh it was a finger. Injury bone bruise Sounds like the minimum. And he's the leadoff hitter and the and kevin pillar is not going to keep doing this. I think brand new comes back. He played nimmo versus mccutchen. Leadoff hitters the division. Who would you rather have rest of the year in a rodeo. A league nimmo in a row and may not be because no. I don't if you're right. I mean mccutchen. True powers probably a little bit better than nimmo's don't you think i do. I do but like something's wrong with him. I don't know what a weird field team you could go with either one here. I probably would just personally rod with with them all right one more one hundred on the nose. Okay calculated out beyond three digits. Answer that i have. But he plays infield. We'll give you that much josh harrison. I hope dot josh josh harris good. It's definitely not scott kingery. He's confirmed unbelievable. What's happened to that guy in the last three years. just unbelievable can't even say in the majors. Now gosh exa heat anything infield. It's not ryan zimmerman. Doesn't have as i assume going through the teams. It's a it's a batting title qualified player. He has played thirty zero. You know who it is because the they're playing them this weekend. It's it's austin. Riley is mr osman ryan lee. Who should not be doing this way. I'm with you. I've thought no way. I was looking at up to pick them up in a league and i was like. How is he hitting three hundred with that plate discipline and he's and he's walking and you know he's gonna hammer map more this weekend. I was thinking like what's going on there Three home runs which is not what we want. But eleven walks last year added sixteen the entire season. So and he's really the strike. I rate is not that bad. Like austin rally is taken steps here to become. I would have projected austin raleigh to be a thirty home. Run guy who hits to thirty and now i'm wondering if he's a twenty home run guy to seventy which frankly would be more valuable. People don't realize the batting average problem call. I consider this a home run trivia question. I look at him. He's got a twenty percent. He's got a twenty one percent. Swing strike rate is rookie year than fifteen. Twelve chase rate went forty. One to thirty seven to twenty-eight he's made some changes but the ground ball rate is one of the highest he's ever had is a pro forty seven the ball. The power is not there but three i. Wouldn't you take a three hundred batting average with fifteen home. Runs over what we thought he was going to do. Yes but i feel like these metrics are suggesting that he's in the midst of an adjustment. So i would rather see him sacrificed some of the batting average. Go back to sixty five. Give us twenty five homers. Don't you think that's i think that's within the realm of possibility. I think somewhere in the middle there will be what we really want to. And i hadn't thought about him before the season i was like i didn't wanna you know i don i mean thirty her great. But you know what everybody batting thirty you re evaluate who you want to roster now. You know like you could win batting average in your league for the two fifty mark crazy all right that's offered today. Thank you so much for listening to our show. Remember the mother's day weekend. Please call your mother or do more than a taker taker brunch. Whatever and have your mother listened to the baseball tonight. Podcast as well. They do a great job. There we give you the fantasy spin. They talk about the game in total five days a week. Trouble it up for me. Yeah because it's a happy birthday to my mother to mama style. The mahama stat. Yup never gets ads for us all right. This has been fantasy focus. Baseball presented by lincoln. 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2/19/21: LA postpones COVID-19 vaccine appointments as winter weather delays shipments and more news

L.A. Times Morning Briefing

03:11 min | 2 months ago

2/19/21: LA postpones COVID-19 vaccine appointments as winter weather delays shipments and more news

"This is the los angeles times. Here's today's news. It's friday february nineteenth brought to you by audible. Today will be mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of seventy four and tonight of forty nine our top story. Thousands of covid nineteen vaccine appointments at sites run by the city of los angeles will be postponed. After shipments were delayed by the winter. Storms wreaking havoc across the country. About twelve thousand. Five hundred people will have their appointments delayed and the city said they should be notified by text email or phone so far. The weather has not interrupted operations at vaccine sites. Run by l. A. county but in orange. County the disneyland. Vaccination site began turning away. People after a shipment of the moderna vaccine did not arrive. The center will stay closed until at least monday in education california. Legislators introduced a proposal yesterday to begin opening more elementary schools in april elementary schools that opened by april fifteenth could be eligible for a portion of two billion dollars earmarked for safety efforts. The proposal also provides an additional four point six billion dollars to help schools address learning loss during the pandemic it further says county. Health departments would need to make the vaccinations available to school employees. But it does not explicitly say doses would be offered before in person learning resumes. The plan does not yet have the support of governor gavin newsom. Lawmakers could hold a vote as early as monday in politics vice president kamala harris plans to return to her brentwood home today for her first extended visit in about a year. Harris is taking a three day personal weekend to handle chores including packing belongings. The trip with her husband. Doug emhoff's through. Monday will not include any public events harris's traveling with a small staff though and is expected to have some virtual meetings the vice president has been vaccinated for covid nineteen but is not expected to be out and about and finally the san diego padres and shortstop fernando tatis. Junior have agreed on a fourteen year. Three hundred forty million dollar deal. It's the longest contract in baseball history. Totti's who just turned twenty two finished fourth in national league. Mvp voting in two thousand twenty. The deal bolsters. What some say is the best rivalry in baseball right now. The world series champion dodgers have won eight consecutive division championships and the padres added blake. Snell yu darvish and joe musgrove to their roster. They have the most players in baseball. America's ranking of the top one hundred prospects. Both teams are expected to make the playoffs. This season for these stories and visit l. a. times dot com. Start your twenty twenty one journey with more of what you love all in one place with audible the audible plus catalogue gives you access to thousands of select audiobooks podcasts audible originals. And more so whether you're looking to be informed entertained or just laugh a little more this year and joy twenty twenty one with audible and your first thirty days are on us when you sign up at audible dot com.

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 422: New Faces in New Places and MLB Rolling Out Vaccine

GSMC Baseball Podcast

1:16:14 hr | 3 months ago

GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 422: New Faces in New Places and MLB Rolling Out Vaccine

"Golden concept baseball podcast. We cover everything major league from spring training who the world theory. Got your favorite club cover from new york. Combat then to elan is the golden state media. Content baseball podcast. Hello everyone and welcome back to the gmc. Baseball podcast brought to you by the gmc. Podcast network. I'm your host jack. Ridenour end today is another day of some more baseball news topics and really everything in between hope. Everyone has been doing well in staying safe as always. I'm actually getting really excited. Because a show. My girlfriend and i started serve watching a while ago and i think i actually mentioned this. One time on the podcast. It's called big sky takes place. I believe in montana. It's got a great story line. I think two girls they get kidnapped and it just it kind of goes from there right. It's a small town in montana and it's got this wild plot behind it And everybody that's that's watched it that i know absolutely loves it. There's one season out but they've only televised the first part of the first season. So the second part of this Of the first season is going to be coming back on tv on january. Twenty six so very excited for that. Very very looking very much looking forward to that and very much looking forward to getting back to some really good solid. Tv show right. I mean. I feel like there hasn't been anything great on tv in terms of a good show to watch and just to kind of follow and get behind but really glad. It's going to be back on tv soon. I'm going to definitely be diving right into that but anyways getting into the show today we have some news to touch on and just really all sorts of other things to discuss so i want to get things rolling and i dive right into some news like always some of the latest developments in the baseball world. Especially some of the recent news coming from the new york mets again. This team has been in the news. An awful lot in the off season and recently it has not been very good reason but later on get into which players on their new respective teams. I'm most excited to see on their new teams and who i think could make some of the biggest impacts this year then. After i discussed the players on their new teams. Most excited to watch. I'll get into the news and kind of what will happen in the. What if if you will win. The mlb is going to be able to issue the cova nineteen vaccine to players and personnel. And kind of how it will be administered to the players and what kind of issues might arise might come up because of the slow roll out that we've already witnessed so far and by the time the summertime rolls around. Who knows what's going to happen. But i'll get into that segment three in the be sure to stick around for the final segment. Today as i discussed what minor league baseball could look like with the virus summer. Obviously and how getting them. The vaccine could be even more of an issue. So make sure you stay right here for that final segments as it's going to be a really good one but like i mentioned i want to dive into some of the moves that one of the new york teams have recently made. And that's the yankees. I'm going to get in the in a minute. But i want i get into what the yankees have been doing because as we know. Dj lemay he resigned with the bronx bombers and i touched on that briefly in one of the previous shows i did. I believe it was a six year. Ninety million dollar deal an awful lot of money for a guy. That's going to be thirty three this year but recently also went out and added to their pitching rotation at they signed former cy young award winners corey kluber to a one year. Eleven million dollar deal. And i don't know what to think of this. I think that if corey kluber was even a fraction of the player that he was between twenty fourteen and twenty eighteen which he was absolutely sensational it. During that period of time there was only one year from those that four or five year span where he did not have at least eighteen windsor more. That's a lot of wins to have on a consistent basis year after year after year. He's had a lot of injuries over the last couple of years. Although he's he has won two cy youngs he's been the all star a couple times. The last two years have not been very forgiving for the guy. I mean this past year. He only appeared in one inning of work and then he went out of the game and wind up having to get. I believe surgery on his shoulder so another hit. That's been kind of an issue within the last year's his arms kind of i don't want to say that it's deteriorating but it's definitely not as healthy and rejuvenated as it probably was when he was in two thousand fourteen or two thousand thirteen twenty fifteen whenever it might have been but he's got the potential to be really really good. I mean he had two hundred and twenty plus case in each of those years between two thousand fourteen and twenty eighteen so his strikeout potential is through the roof. I mean if you've got a guy that's able to strike out that many batters over a season and then you're adding him to a rotation with another guy that is capable of over two hundred k's season. That's gary cole- that's a pretty mean to montana. But again we have to remember is kluber going to be completely healthy is even going to be any sort of remnant of his former self because if not going to be very wise move obviously they only got him for a year so if it doesn't work out in a year they can just let him go and they can kind of go on their merry way but the yankees definitely needed to address pitching because james paxton. He's getting older. He's actually a free agent. He did not have a very good year. Believe has a year was over six and then garrett cole and masahiro tanaka there really the only two guys that had any sort of a decent season this year and then three or four out of the other five guys or six guys that really got any sort of starting pitching this year. We're all their ears. Were all foreign higher. Actually almost nearing five in some cases so the pitching definitely needs to be fixed because mean coming in fourteenth in the in the league and team. Era last year. That's definitely not something that brian cashman's probably proud of and so he did. I think a wise move going out and getting somebody that does have a very good track record on the mound but again recently not so much and i know that you know twenty eighteen. Wasn't that long ago. But when you've got a guy that's again getting into his mid thirties and starting to approach that kind of time in his career where it might not be you know the best time for him to get an injury because the recovery time might not be that great and so as a result it definitely could do a couple of different things and one of them is. He could wind up not turning out very well for this yankees team and they could be back to square one where they were back in. Two thousand twenty with also interesting as they. I believe this is very again. I don't know if this is true or not. It was just reported. I believe that they were that. They signed him after just seeing him in a private workout. And i think that there's been other instances where we've we've seen a kind of instances where dies get signed to a small contracts medium contracts and they're all of these private workouts but it's not a real game. It's not real live. it's not. It's not live speed. There's not alive header in front of him. There's not a crowd there. there's nothing at stake. it's just a workout and so there's a lot of always about a guy that's a good practice player a really good at hitting and bp and he. He's he looks like a gold glover in. I oh and then he winds up being terrible in the game there is some sort of factor in that win the game lights and the big stage kind of comes on some guys kind of falter and so i wonder if you know kluber kind of being really i would say mostly out of baseball the last two years i mean we've only at about eight starts in two years so clearly has not really had a whole lot of time under his belt since two thousand eighteen and as a result. I do wonder if he's going to be completely ready for this year. And he's he's even going to be a fraction of the player that he was before but we'll have to see what's going on in the empire state but there's other news coming from the empire state and that is again. The recently hired general manager of the new york. Mets jared puerto has now been fired after the resurfacing of some inappropriate text messages and a lot of unsolicited. Actually all on solicited text messages that he sent to a sports journalist female sports journalists back in two thousand sixteen so first off. This guy's just completely out of line right. I mean. I woke up well first off. Let the again. This is being recorded on as of right now. Tuesday january twenty nine january nineteenth so monday night. I'm getting these reports on my phone. That apparently this guy did this. That and the other. I wake up this morning and the first thing i see is that he got fired and i was obviously very pleased that the mets acted very swiftly and got rid of the issue. Which was at. Hand was jared porter. Then i kinda dived into the story and unpack that a little bit the guys over sixty messages to to this journalist and she never responded to these sixty message now. There were other messages. I believe before that. And i guess there was kind of this back and forth. They were sending pictures and then he started sending inappropriate pictures and that's when her response is kind of stopped and then the response. The the messages that he was sending started to come out really really rapidly. I would say he continued to send more inappropriate pictures and she continued to not say anything and then eventually got so bad that she finally spoke up and said. I don't think that this is appropriate. I'm not a fan of this. You need to stop. And i believe at that point. He did stop. There was other times where he kind of just kept pushing the envelope almost and it's really sad because i think that there is this idea that there are some males in sports not just baseball but in sports that i don't know if it's a power or whatever it might be they get to a position of authority and they feel like they can do no wrong and that they are invincible and i was watching. Espn today and jessica mendoza one of the color analyst for emily baseball and for espn. She's on sunday night baseball monday night. Baseball she does a great job. Call ravitch and all the other guys that that call the The baseball games she came on and she made a lot of very fascinating points and and honestly very valid points. Very a needed. I would say points to be addressed to people in the public. And that is you know women in sports and she was saying herself even. It's hard to try and find a story or try to develop some sort of report because you try as a woman in sports trying to give out your phone number. It's almost seen as kind of a gesture of. Hey i want to go out with you. And mendoza was saying that she's had that happened to a couple of times where she gives a player or somebody in the personnel or somebody in the organization her phone number just to follow up on a story and try and get more information and it comes off as oh she wants to go to dinner with me and again. There's got to be a line in the sand where there's there's obviously time to. You know you can do that outside or whatever but then there's a time to work there's a type of professionalism that needs to be carried out and for women in sports it's gonna be so hard this trying to go about your job on a normal daily basis and then you have some some males that are again not clearly thinking the same thought process and really shouldn't should again be thinking a totally different way and as a result. We have instances like this where something comes out and then it snowballs from there. And you're just like oh my gosh. How did this happen. And it's really sad. I think that that that has to be something that women in sports. How it's very sad. They have to deal with that and it should not be a situation at all you know. They should be able to conduct their their jobs as normally as possible. Just like any just like anybody else right. I mean they're not doing anything out of they're they're going about following up on a lead following up on a story and there is nothing wrong with that and so i really kind of get a little frustrated when women in sports continue to have to deal with that because there shouldn't be any more need for that right we should all be adult. We all should be mature and we should all realize that we're on the clock at the job that's one thing right and we've got to be professional and if you know that it's not going to transpire anywhere further than why even press the envelope. Why even push the issue. And i think that as time goes on there hopefully and i'm very hopeful for this that there will be more of an acceptance in more of an understanding that if a woman in sports phone number she just wants to follow up on a story. That's and just be professional. That's not it's not hard to do right. I really think that it's a very easy thing to do to go about your job professionally and so it was very very unfortunate to hear that this all kind of came out and especially the guy just gotten hired not too long ago about a month ago but i mean what. What do you expect when that happens right. I mean. there's no way that you can expect that to just fly with passing colors. And i think that there needs to be again. This was good that the mets acted this quickly. Kind of letting everybody know. I think that there's absolutely zero tolerance for this. And there should be like that right and ger was doing a nice job with rebuilding this team getting francis golan door. He got james mccann. I mean they're the team had been circling around so many different major free agents. And i think that it's really unfortunate that after all the really positive news at the mets have had recently that this is kind of the biggest story right now out of new york and it doesn't show good light. I think towards the mets and could this have some ramifications for the mets moving forward in this offseason trying to go out and get other free agents. i know. trevor. Bauer has been linked to them. George springer who. I'll talk about later on. He's become kind of one of the big time Possible players that the mets are trying to go after as well so for this. Have some sort of effect on that. Maybe i could definitely see that happening. And it just is very unfortunate that you know this is kind of all transpiring again right before the season so that could really make or break some of these free agents as to where they might want to go and the mets might be at the very bottom of the list for a lot of other free agents out there so very unfortunate story obviously but glad that the story got out there so then there is this awareness that people are aware of this problem and that it was fixed it was it was solved in that. Now we can you know the mets can pursue a new gm. I think they were looking at their assistant. Gm who was also a candidate for the job at the time when the job was open. So i think that as time goes on there hopefully and i really do believe that there will be a time where this won't be won't have to be an issue. This won't have to be a problem. Everybody will understand their role their job and that there won't be any lines blurred or lines cross. Because that's where you really get a huge mess on your hands. Which the new york mets have right now but i know that's probably not the most positive news but still something to discuss and something that needs to be corrected in sports in general certainly male sports. You know people people thinking that they can just take advantage of others based on their positions for that is not right at all and that should not be the mentality that people have in sports right so hopefully that will eventually work. Its way out of this this line of work in this industry. Because i think he'll make everything a lot more peaceful and just a lot a lot more easy for everybody else right again so more exciting news. Well let's get back into some of this trade talk of the rumors the free agency this and the other the pittsburgh pirates team that resides in the city. That i reside in right now. They're former stand now pitcher. I don't know if you want to call them there. As i didn't really know who their ace was. You could say trevor williams. You could say joe musgrove but now you can't say joe must grow. Because he's been dealt to the padres in a multi team deal now. The deal involves the mets pirates and the padres. And i think this is a really great move for joe. Musk rope and his career. And musk rove he's going to the padres and in the padres are sending joey lou chessy. Who's with the padres again. This past year. He's now going to the mets and then the pirates are getting apparently a whole bundle. I believe that the term was a large package of prospects. So i have no idea what that means. Don't know how many i don't know from which team and believe there was a combination of both teams that were giving up a lot of prospects. I think it was the padres that we're giving up most of them though. But i'm not quite sure but i know that there is a lot going on in this trade but i think that for joe musgrove this huge for his career right. He's coming off a career season. He had lowest. Era of a three point eight first time is actually below four in his entire career and i think that he's stepping into an already good team he's stepping into an already good rotation and when you think about it they've got darvish nelson limit blake. Snell a novel have joe musgrove. As their for fourth stars their first four starters or all guys who had sub for arrays and moscow had the highest out of them this year and he was again below four. So right there. That's going to tell you how dangerous of rotation this'll be not to mention when my cleanser gets back to health that's going to be a really scary five man rotation and think about joe moscow will be probably the fifth option on that rotation and i know the padres they wanted to try and go out and get a little bit more death a little bit better balancing in the middle of that rotation and. I think they clearly did that. I mean he's been a solid pitcher for the pirates. I think that it's just been a team. That has served him no justice because of the lack of offense they provide me. He was one in five this past year right and the other three point eight era. He had a good bit of strikeouts but that screams no offensive help bright and the year before and twenty nine thousand nine hundred fifty seven case it was as a career high so back to back years where he was getting career highs in one statistic or another. I think that is again a very good sign moving forward for him that he is on a very good career trend in that he is working in the right direction. And i think he'll finally be with a team that can win. You know in a team that can build up his record and that can make him look better than what he's been made out to be. I think in the last few years. I think a lot of people have this. I don't wanna say negative idea of joe moscow but an over in pittsburgh. I believe came over in that astros trade for garrett cole because he was with the astros before so i think a lot of people kind of associated him with that. And i know a lot of people in pittsburgh are not happy about that garrett cole trade which i would be either if i was a pirate fan but i. I think that this is going to be a revitalization of his career and a lot of a lot of people have really been high up on this move. I know that there was some speculation that he might go to the angels but he wound up going to san diego but the same state right now. The other guys involved. Lucia have a very good year. I mean in all honesty. I think he might be kind of one of these players. that was just kind of course literal. Somebody extra the throne of the deal. He's going to be going to the mets. But then the pirates are going to be getting hudson head and he might actually turn out to be a very nice player. I was doing a little research on him. Live scout spoke very highly of him in the san diego. Padres farm system. He was on the the team. Sixty man roster call up team or whatever you wanna call from this past year. He batted two eighty three in rookie ball and he also signed I believe a career high deal for somebody coming into the miners especially coming out of the third round of the draft. This guy can really develop. I think i think that if the pirates are able to work with him and not keep him in the minors for five six seven eight years and he actually works his way up into the mlb and he actually gets thrusted onto the main stage and he actually plays he could turn out to be a very very very pleasant surprise for the pirates and for i think a lot of other people that are kind of down on the pirates like myself it can maybe again. Breathe some life into this ballclub in this franchise. It's really struggled over the last years. So i i would say ultimately i do really like this move for at least two of the three teams right padres and pirates mets. Not so much but i think the pirates they can hopefully build for the future if they are wise about the padres. I mean they get a guy. That's a very durable very reliable. I mean hey if that's your fourth starter in a five man rotation. I'm not mad about that. I'm not gonna say anything. That's actually pretty good. So we'll see how his transition to san diego goes because again. It is going to be a much tougher league that he's going to be in as opposed to being in the central. But i wanna know how close out the the new segment with kind of the last thing. I want to touch on the recent development of where george springer is gonna sign. Because again there's been a lot of speculation going around the league that he could finalizes deal sooner rather than later. There's only two teams remaining the blue jays and the mets and the blue jays. They must really want to spend some money. I mean they offered him from what i read and from what. I've seen a deal a deal. That is worth five years over one hundred million dollars. I believe the exact amount was around one hundred fifteen so they really have. No problem shelling out some money this offseason to some guys i mean. I know that they offered a dj lemay. Four seventy eight million dollar deal and he turned that down so they definitely are. They're here to play. They're here to stay and they want to make some sort of noise in this offseason. Try and get some pieces. That i think are going to complement this up and coming young team that they do have a lot of talk. A lot of talent. And i honestly would not be shocked. At george springer went there. I think that he could really benefit and really kind of not only help himself but also help out this team because they're feel the stat. I mean they've got. Lords grill batted above three hundred this year the oscar hernandez at sixteen homers and batted two eighty nine and then and rand grischuk use their center. Fielder he also had a very good year. He batted above two seventy now grit chuck although he did have a good year. He's not necessarily the player. That springer is he doesn't bring the pop in his bat the power and his bat that springer has he did have some decent power numbers this year but again. I'm just looking at kind of their career. Ps numbers grischuk has only been over eight hundred of an ps. Twice in the seven years he's played whereas on the other hand george springer he's been over eight ninety for an opium the last two years. And there's only been one season in his entire career where it was below eight hundred for his. Opiates so when you think about that. Their exact opposites in terms of the power hitting. He's a three time all star fourteen homers and thirty two. Rbi past year. He batted a career high to ninety two and twenty nine thousand nine hundred and honestly depending on how and what the orioles and raised you encounter how they look this year and also the red sox because i think they have a lot to prove. I think the red sox. They're coming off a down year. I think people are expecting a lot out of them this year and with all the injuries that they had all the covert issues and then not to mention a guys that were traded are no longer with the team. David price beds over time. They've kind of lost a lot of guys from that really good twenty eighteen team that they had. I'm curious what they'll do. But getting back to my original point if all three of those teams don't really make any sort of improvements or any sort of progression. It's gonna be the yankees and the jays and i think jay's could really hang with the yankees in my opinion i mean they showed it last year. I the blue jays are i think. An under rep nut underrepresented an under appreciated team. They're not very appreciated. And i think they should be more because they have a lot of talented guys on their team and i mean just rattled off two guys in their outfield new. Not to mention you've got kevin bijou. You've got vladimir guerrero junior. We've got a bobishenko. You've got a lot of players that could be. You know ryan are high in jin ryu a lot of guys that can be very good so i'm very hopeful for this. This jays team. Hopefully they can come out on the right end of this. And they can be the landing spot for george springer but if not i think they could be land another big free agent if they play their cartwright we'll have to see there's still some time before spring training starts so the the clock is ticking. But we're going to find out soon enough where everybody's gonna wind up here so they'll do it for us in this first segment but don't go anywhere because when i get from the commercial break i'll jump into discussing which players on their new respective teams that i most excited to see play next year and which of these new faces in these new places. We'll have some major impacts for their new ball clubs folks stay right there because we'll be right back here on the gmc baseball podcast. Ultimate darfur. everything for the golden state media concepts ports pod cash. Should i say more from the nfl. Mlb the nba mma in all in here the golden state media concept sports. Podcast live within welcome back to the gmc baseball podcast. Jack right now with you. All an inner first segment. I hop into some news and recent developments in the world including the recent firing of jared porter by the new york mets. Make sure you stay right here though for the last segment today where i'll get into what the future of the minor leagues looks like for this summer with the potential of the vaccine being issued publicly. And what kind of issues they could run into. But i wanna now stay this segment and get a witch players that have been traded or have signed a new teams that. I'm most excited to watch on their new teams and who i think will have some of the biggest impacts on their new teams right. I mean there's been a lot of guys recently getting signed a lot of guys getting trade. Recently one team in particular the padres have been very active with the trade. And actually that's going to lead me right into who i want to start with. That's joe musk rope. Yes i know. We're probably very excited to see yu darvish in blake snell. But i feel like that goes without saying right. We all know that we wanna see them. We all know that this was been probably one of the biggest back to back moves that a team has made in a while especially trait wise. I mean they go out and get who cy young caliber players one. That has one at one. That was a finalist. So i mean we all can. I think agree that we want to see them in their new uniforms for their new team. But let's not forget about joe. Musk grove right. I know i touched on him a little bit in the first time because i think the guy sometimes gets forgotten. He kind of gets lost in the mix because he was with the pirates and i wonder if he's going to run into this same phenomenon that a lot of former pirates players have where they leave the pirates and they wind up having great years. Look at austin meadows. He leaves he gets traded for chris archer and he winds up having an all star year the next year. Power goes new same thing. Then you've got gary cole- same thing. And so i think that joe musgrove he might be kind of one of these other pirate players that is going to have some sort of rebirth almost in his career and again he's gonna be hard part of a really big rotation this rotation is going to have a lot of publicity around them. They're going to have all the is on them. So that means joe musgrove. He'll be under a microscope this year. But i feel like this could be the year that he should be under a microscope. Because i think that he's right there on the cusp of having a career season in both era strikeouts record. Everything i mean look at twenty nine hundred. I already talked about it. He had career high in strikeouts with one hundred and fifty seven this past year. Hit a three point eight area which a career low for him and his record again was not very good but that i don't think reflect the pitcher that he was. I think it reflects the team that he was on one in five when you have a three point eight era. That's telling me a lot of things same thing when a couple of years ago when the nationals weren't very good and stephen strasburg he'd have the most average record of a guy that had two hundred plus ks and a two point five. Era because he had no run support. And i think that's why. Record records for pitchers is very misleading. And that's why. I don't try to look too much into it because i think that speaks more of what kind of run support he was getting that day as opposed to how good of a pitcher he was. Because i think that's where the statistics kicks right if somebody's got really good numbers and they've clearly been limiting guys on the offensive side of the of baseball. Then i think that you can definitely say all right if the records not good. It's gotta be something with the team. i think. That's what's even crazier is the again. I mentioned earlier. He's going to be the fourth option in this rotation and on a lot of other teams. He probably be the first or second option. So it's going to be a big difference for him in terms of role and where he's kind of feud on this team. But i think that's going to be a good thing because it will finally be in a winning environment. I mean he's coming from a team. That was nineteenth in the league and they clearly struggled and now he's going not in. That was top ten in the a category. So that's a huge difference and that's a huge improvement in terms of the personnel. He'll be around. And i think that could even raise the level of his ability and the the level of production that he brings. Because he's going to say. Hey i got to keep up with these guys. I gotta bring my game so i'm really excited for us. Gross career and his future there. And i think that it's going to be a very positive direction. He's going to go in so he's the first guy that i'm very excited to see the next guy. Another former pirate he's been traded to a fellow. Nl team but just in a different division. Josh bell now is with the nationals. And i think it's going to be another. You know kind of similar case where we see a former pirates career take off after leaving the pirates and i just don't get what the deal is with the pirates. I don't know what they're doing. I don't know if they are under undervaluing there guys if they're not utilizing them correctly they're doing something wrong and i just to the life of me. Don't know what it is. I wanna know. I want to get to the bottom of it. Because i've never seen so many players. Leave a team and then wind up having very good careers garrett cole i mean he's been since he's been off the pirates tyler glasnost same thing austin meadows. He had an okay year this past year but the year before get a really good year and the year before that he had an even better year. So there's some sort of phenomenon going with the pirates that i don't know but with josh bell is another guy coming off not too long ago. A career and twenty nine thousand nine hundred thirty seven home runs one hundred sixteen. Rbi's and then in twenty seventeen. He had a really big year at twenty six homers and ninety our guys so he falls that similar trend. You know us down in two thousand twenty. Maybe twenty twenty one. Maybe he's better audience years. I don't know but in twenty nine hundred. He was top ten in the nl and numerous hitting categories. He was ninth in homers seventh and opiates plus six. And rb is. And you've got a guy on your team. He can hit one hundred sixteen. Rbi's he's clearly clearly an all star caliber player he can clearly be a consistent perennial all star player every single season. It's just a matter of the team that he's on right and this is going to be a team. Wear not all the attention will be on him. He's finally going to be surrounded with other talented players. He's gonna have one soto there and trae turner that i think. More pitchers are going to be concerned with as opposed to josh bell and polish wilbur. But then again college warmer will be there so the attention all just fall on him. So now he'll be able. I think to breathe a little bit. Have a little bit of wiggle room. And he won't have to feel like okay. I'm the guy that they're focusing in on. And i know that. And i'm gonna have to really really bring it today. Now he can just go out and he can hit. I will say though. I will say he's going to be going up against a lot of top pitching this year. I mean the mets. They've added some good pitching to there. Already good rotation right. They went out. They re sign marcus. Stroman and jacob degrom syndergaard trevor. Bauer winds up there. That's going to be a whole different ballgame. Then the braves. Max freed in anderson. Then you also have charlie morton who signed with them in the offseason so he's definitely going to be challenged. I think he's going to be challenged much more than he would have been in the al central because especially this year the central. I think that they're going to be so down talent wise. But i think that he's going to have a complete turn in his career this year with the nationals. Without question so really excited. See what josh bell does. But i want to now talk about lance lynn. Because he's been another guy that i think he's had i would say up and down career pre steady career for the most part. But this is going to be. I think the one of the most massive helps that any team is going to get this year getting lance lynn. On this chicago white sox team. They needed that third arm and their rotation. they needed that depth. They needed that veteran leadership. And that's what they got not mentioned. There's a familiarity there with with him. Tony larussa they've won before together. So there's that kind of connectedness that the manager in the pitcher have which is always a really good thing to have going into the season especially when they're two guys that are new to the team. That's always a little bit better. They can kind of help. Usher each other in and transition while together. He is old. But i think that again. He's he's needed even though he is all these getting into his mid thirties. He's coming off a year where he was. The leader in innings pitched so. He's got a lot of durability about him as a pitcher which is a great sign and not to mention. They clearly showed this past postseason. The white sox did at least that they need more pitching besides giolito and kaikal. They're not going to get it done with those two. They go out and get lynn. And i think that was a very wise move because expand things a little bit in their rotation they also went out and got liam hendriks. I think that's going to really help them out tenfold in the bullpen. Even though they're bullpen was already really good but landslides coming off again a really big twenty nineteen year long. These guys had some huge twenty nine hundred seasons. He had a two hundred and forty six case which was clearly his career high. He was an all star in twenty twelve so he hasn't been an all star in a while but he's definitely capable of being that good. I mean if you had struck out two hundred and forty six batters which is two hundred twenty let alone. You're gonna be just fine. I think as in terms of the ability that you have the production you bring and the reception that you also have from other people in other people. Think teams in the al central fear lance lynn. They're going to be worried. And i think not only the al central but the entire. al everyb- everybody's been put on notice. This white sox team is going to mean business this year and they already have a lot of talent they already have a lot of guys that can play and so i don't think they need to necessarily go out and get wild new crazy free agent additions right. I think the only one that they could maybe really benefit from would be somebody like a marcelo sooner. But they don't really need a george springer they don't need a dj lemay who need a trevor bauer. They've got everything that they need. They just need to get. Maybe one more solid power hitter in that lineup to maybe balance things out a little bit and then they'll be fine. I think that would literally be the one thing that they're missing but lynn is really. I think push them pretty far up the ladder in terms of contenders for the world series. At least in my opinion just because it's another reliable arm in the rotation and they already again. They've got so much talent. They've got so much heady and so i think that's going to be the big separating factor but really excited lance. Lynn play in his new team. Now the next guy francisco. Lindores obviously really excited to see linda on a contending team. Finally right. I know that when he was with the indians he did have some really good success team wise. They were in the world series. But it's been a couple of years it's been a couple of years since they got back there. It's been a couple of years since they were. Even i think i i mean i don't wanna say relevant because they were still pretty solid for the most part but it's been a couple of years. They were a team that i think was feared by other teams right that twenty sixteen indians team. They were pretty good. So i think that now he's on a team that is again kind of in the right place at the right time. I know what the recent news coming out. Probably not the greatest thing to have hovering over your team's head but moving aside from that francisco lindor he's going to be a very big bright spot for them in that lineup. They're missing robinson cano this year so i think that they go out. They get franscisco. Lynn door much. More reliable at shortstop than ahmad rosario was at least with the bat. Second base position still trying to get figured out. They've got plenty of outfielders that they can work with the. You've got guys like jeff. Mcneil michael conforto. You've got dominic smith you've got jd. Davis you've got pete alonso then you throw in the pitching that god then you throw in the fact that he got james mccann. This is going to be a fun team to watch. This is going to be a really good team to watch. I think he'll be a big piece to this dominant team. He's been one of the best hitting shortstops in baseball over the years so i think that they were very very wise to go out. Get a guy. that's never batted. Or he's only had. I think one year in his entire career this past year where he batted below to seventy hit over thirty home runs from twenty seven to twenty nine hundred and each of those three seasons so that production could go back up there this year with the mets not to mention again. He's going to be in new york city. he's going to be in the limelight. He's going to be in a way bigger market than he was in cleveland. And i think that's going to do a lot of wonders for his career as well. I hope that he doesn't kind of falter because of the big lights. I don't see that happening. He's a big time player. He's capable of handling himself in that situation. So i'm really excited to see francisco door on this new look mets team and kind of how big of an impact. He makes immediately. But i think him and lance lynn. right now. Those are two guys that i think are going to make some of the biggest impacts on their new team now getting in the last two guys before i get into my third segment. Nother indians player former indians player now with the kansas city royals carlos santana. I'm excited to see this guy. Because this royals team needs some sort of power in their lineup. They need some sort of a life if you will twenty nineteen years an all star. And he's been in this division his entire career except for one year where he was in the nfl east with the philadelphia phillies. So he's very familiar with the teams. He's very familiar with the personnel. That he'll be going up against short. A couple teams have added some new guys here and there but for the most part. He's pretty familiar with everybody in the in the division. So that is a good thing and not to mention. He's a very patient hitter. And i think that this royals team needs guys to get on base. They need power hitters. That are patient the plate. He's led the mlb once in walks before he led the al this past year in the same category. So he's clearly capable of doing that. And like i mentioned the royals have literally. Nobody has any power. They had one guy in their entire starting lineup. That batted double digits in home runs and that was salvador perez. The only one nobody else had anything higher than eight home runs so right there. That tells me a lot of things that carlos santanas bad was a major major need for this team. I think that he's going to help. Breathe major life into the middle of that lineup. That they've got. I mean they have a couple of guys to seventy to eighty but then they've got a couple of guys that a two five to twenty not to mention santana if he wants to play the d. h. I think the world would be more than happy to put him there. I mean horry solaire he. He played terrible and twenty twenty. Only bad to twenty-eight he had eight homers and forty three games so not a whole lot of production out of out of solaire. And so. I think that's why maybe win got santana. Obviously he plays in the outfield. That's going to be a major issue. But let's be honest here with alex. Gordon retiring. They get michael taylor. I don't really see santana going out in the outfield. I know what mary field kind of flights in between infield and outfield. You can play second. He can really play in a lot of different positions. I think that's antenna. Either sticks with i or sticks with the age because if he sticks with the h we could see kind of a similar change in his career and is kind of the overall reception of him similar to marcelo sooner and if he can do that if he can kind of have. That kind of breakout year from going from a position everyday position player should then a. d. h. I think we'll see an uptick in his career. Big time so i'm excited to see carlos santana new uniform and really just excited to see this royals team i mean. I think that they've made quiet moves. But i think the moves that they made were wise. I think they really fit that team. Well and as a result. I think that they will surprise a lot. More people this year than i think people are thinking and in all honesty. I i don't know about a major playoff run. But i could maybe see them getting into the playoffs if they play their cards right. It's just gonna depend on the rest of the division who clearly. The indians have seen a lot of loss in the last couple of months. And then you have the white sox to deal with the twins have been virtually non-existent in the offseason. So i don't really know if they're going to be any sort of a factor and then the tigers are kind of just they're just a they're they're right there. The tigers maybe one day. They'll get back into it having. Aj hinch there but right now. I don't see that so that they could be a good spot for the season. Final guy. I want to touch on one of the more. Recent signings corey kluber. I mean very similar to santana. I think he's going to breathe life into this rat yankees rotation you've got j. happy. He's getting really all these thirty. Seventy s coming off a pretty solid season below four era. But he's still thirty seven so towards the end of his career but then really after masahiro tanaka and gary cole the rotation just jumps up. I mean i mean it just shoots up from from above a four year. Eight for the last three guys jordan. Montgomery dvd garcia and james paxton. All three had atrocious era. This year accidents a free agent so they will probably let him go and they'll fill this void with bringing kluber. I think that he's got superstar potential. He's a two time cy young award winner so again there is no. There's no question that he can be some of the top pitchers in baseball. The he can compete at the highest level. Possible getting two. Cy youngs is no easy feat. That is not an easy thing to do. And he was able to do that in a very short amount of time so if he can get back to any sort of form of that and find any sort of second win in his career. This yankees team is going to be a force to be reckoned with. Because they already got all the hitting that they want they resigned. Dj lemay hugh so they can have a big year out of corey kluber garrett cole they can get other help from the pitching and then everybody else does their part hitting wise. This yankees team is going to be right back where they were this past year. If not even better and look at corey kluber wins. I know i said that. That's a little misleading. But at times you can say that a pitcher was the reason why they won. Not all the time but he was an eighteen to twenty one winner in you know from twenty fourteen and twenty eighteen in each of those seasons except for one. So he's capable of having a high win total he's capable of being a two hundred plus k strikeout pitcher. So that's another thing that needs to be factored into. And if he side by side by side and paired up with gary cole- watch out an alias. Because that's going to be a heavy heavy heavy. Do oh to try and get out of so really excited for a lot of different guys that are going to be on new teams this year. New look at franchises. New look ball clubs and what it's going to look like not only for those teams but the overall league the overall divisions that they're in are we going to see any major shakeups in who usually is atop the leaderboard and maybe now we'll see a little bit of a change right with the padres and the nfl west. Maybe they're the ones that take the crown for the nfl west champions this year over the dodgers who knows. I think that there's a lot of things that could still be figured out. There's obviously a couple more guys that have yet to be signed. But i think out of all the guys i just mentioned. Mike said joe musgrove. I think that he could have a really big impact on his team that the biggest impacts are definitely going to be lance lynn and carlos. Santana i think. In the long run they're going to have some of the biggest impacts on their teams because of just the sheer value that they bring and not to mention francisco. Lindor all three of those guys in my rankings. It would probably go lance lynn. I too because they needed they needed. They needed that third arm. Now it's a very closest francisco door because they already had a bunch of guys that could play in any sort of position and they kind move them around. They had the pitching already. Figured out. so i will say francisco and orlando and are the to close it. And then not too far behind but a little bit behind his carlos santana just because of how good you know. He's he can be and how good he's been recently. And then what this royals team needs and they need that kind of player in their lineup. And that's who he is a power hitting d. h. First baseman type player. Maybe put them in the outfield. Probably not but again. I think that those three are going to have some big impacts. But i think all these guys will eventually at some point or another but i'm also really excited for joe musgrove. I hope that he has a great career in san diego. Because i really don't think he was given justice and really i think given his due credit while he was in pittsburgh the guy can play. The guy can flat out pitch so very interesting year. We have ahead of us. And i'm very excited to see these new faces in these new places slow. Close things out here for us in our second segment on the gmc baseball podcast. Thanks again for tuning in coming up after the commercial. I'll get into what this summer will hold for the mlb with the rollout of the vaccine. And what kind of issues could arise. If the issuing of the vaccine becomes any sort of a problem folks. It's been a lot of fun so far. We got a lot more to go. So don't change that channel. We'll be right back here on the gmc baseball podcast. Tired of watching the vast jungle of podcast. Now listen close and here this out there. The podcast network. That covers just about everything that you've been searching. The golden state media concepts podcast network. Is here let that podcast blitz with endless hours of podcast cupboards from news. Sports music fashion looking entertainment. And if the football so much more so stop alerted around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to build that podcast is whatever it may be visited at. Www dot g mc podcast dot com. Follow us on facebook and twitter and download on itunes doubt cloud and google play. Welcome back the gmc baseball podcast. Great to have you here. Still with me today jack ridenour again and in the previous segment. I got right in the sharing which players who were on new teams. This year that. I'm most excited to see play on their new teams. But i want to get right into sharing some thoughts and kind of unpacking what this summer could look like with the potential rolling out of the covid nineteen vaccines and what kind of issues could arise for the mlb in the league. Administering the vaccine to players personnel really. Everybody honestly i mean i'm gonna get into it but the moby could play a big roy. Think in the administering of this vaccine depending on what kind of happens and then my next segment. I'm gonna get into kind of what's going to happen with the minor leagues not so of a positive not so positive of an outlook i would say i have for the minor leagues but again i'm going to get into that in a little bit segment recently as of right now kind of like getting everybody up to speed as we all know vaccine is going is has been slowly starting to roll out. There's been a couple of different Healthcare companies that have been able to Get formed contracts and then get vaccines out and they haven't really rolled out to the level that they wanted to at this point. I believe they wanted to have at least twenty million doses out to people that were in the category of essential people to get them within the first two weeks of the of the vaccine being out but they only i think i believe they only got twelve million out so eight million shy of where they wanted to be but the mlb. This is where. I was mentioning how they could become kind of a very big piece in this. Apparently there's been a couple of teams already. I believe it's city field. I believe dodger stadium. Some baseball teams might wind up housing vaccine sites and being these massive places where people can go and get vaccines and kind of how we've seen these testing sites almost and you can kinda just drive up now. We're gonna see the same thing but baseball stadium. So the mlb could be a very big penis especially with the vaccine coming out. Relatively close to. I would say by the time everybody could get it in the summertime somewhere in the warmer months but what else the mlb is trying to do or could potentially do abc. They could become a private provider of the vaccine. And basically what could happen is they could then be a company that is administering the vaccine to its employees so they would go and do it for the players in the personnel so on and so forth and this would be something that could definitely help in just the quickness of the process getting it over with and just getting people through it and if the mlb can just administer it but the problem is won't be out in that timeframe in which the mlb could then apply to become. They have to apply and they have to make sure that they can house the vaccine at an appropriate temperature temperature. Because i believe it has to be a very cold temperature. So they have to be able to prove that they can. How's it out okay. Temperature they can administer it to enough players and personnel so on and so forth. There's other logistical issues. That are really starting to occur right now with again this the vaccine slowly rolling out right now as it is. I mean imagine. The summertime comes around and so as recently what they started to start broaden the age of range to getting vaccinated kind of changing the guidelines for vaccination and so on and so forth. And my my question here though is. Is this going to allow baseball players to fall into a certain category that can allow them to almost jump the line. There's been a lot of talk about. Should athletes be able to have first priority. Athletes be able to go ahead of just the general public and a lotta people are kind of split on this and this is where i kinda get into what this summer could hold for baseball. Because i think that although there's been a lot of positive things coming about people wanting to get the vaccine. There's gonna be some skepticism. There's going to be people that are going to be against. It and baseball players will most likely fall in that same category. They'll probably and there probably is right now. Some baseball players that are a little bit skeptical of wanting to get the vaccine rightfully. So i mean it's been kind of rushed a lot of people have said hasn't come out in a tightly a patient as been kind of rushed in a little bit of an impatient process due to the fact that we have this global pandemic and it's really wreak havoc everywhere but should players be allowed to jump the line. I am kind of. I'm split on this. Maybe yes because in some regards they could be seen as essential workers because essentially they are They fall into the category of i would say entertainment and as we saw earlier on in the springtime of last year. No sports it was a really tough time for a lot of people. I think we started to realize what the lack of sports was really doing to our society. As a whole. I think that there was also a lot of kind of awakening moments in that that we could kind of steer our attention towards and kind of not be distracted about but the same time at the same time. It was a very very difficult dismal time and a lot of people were out of jobs and they have jobs so as a result should players be able to jump the line on the other side. I don't think so. Because i don't see them being any higher than the health officials that have put their lives on the line for you know fighting this. This virus I don't see them getting over. You know probably military personnel people that are everybody that i think is protecting our country in one way or another either physically or mentally emotionally You know a health wise whatever it might be right. You know national security wise. They should get it first because they are the ones that are protecting us then athletes and everybody else should fall in line. There's been a couple other public. Personas like charles barkley. Who's been south spokane saying you know. Well they fall in turn tax bracket that's why they should jump the line. I'm not sold on that right. I i think that you know okay if you say that. Does that mean that the guy that started a really good company and he's in that also tax bracket that he gets jump the line but he's an. He's nobody knows who he is. It's just because they have a public persona have a public image. So that's the problem. I'm very split on this. I i honestly kinda leaning towards. They shouldn't get jumped. The line and a lot of other leagues have agreed to that. They've also said we're not gonna make our players go in front of other people. Were going to wait. And that's going to be. The other thing is this vaccine is going to take some time to get out to the public. So could the mlb have two in the middle of the season. Once it is available to everybody in the players can get. Are they gonna have to change some rules. Are they gonna have an issue with guys wanting to get the vaccine and starting to you know and that's the other problem right. The mlb has already said that. They're going to bring in experts on the virus experts on the vaccine and try to teach guys and try to teach the players in the personnel. What this virus in what this vaccine is all about so they can have some peace in mind because a lot of people are very again like i said they're very hesitant to get it and the players are going to fall under that same category and they're going to have to figure out a way in order to teach the guys in a quick enough man manner so then maybe you know hopefully if enough people get vaccinated of players get vaccinate. Enough personnel gets vaccinated. They can go back to having fans in the stands. There can go back. There can be going back to somewhat of a normalcy but the problem is again not just the players and personnel getting vaccinated but the general public going to be a whole nother issue. How will the general public view. And are they going to want to be a big rush to get vaccinated. Could that thinking and could that a kind of prevent and kind of delay almost the return to fans being in the stands because people are very hesitant because a lot of people have mentioned the only way that we're going to really get back to some sort of normalcy is when a certain populations number or a certain percentage of the population or something like that is able to get the vaccine and have become vaccinated and there has been overall general built up immunity to the virus so once that happens then there can be some sort of normalcy but it will be getting to that point and there are some things that i could see occurring a sign of some some issues. I could see a rising along the way obviously not enough people being or wanting to be vaccinated in bay by baseball season so that will definitely delay things. Like i mentioned fans will probably not be able to come back and full capacity and i think that it's gonna take time for that honestly even if people do kind of open this. Welcome this vaccine with open arms. It's still going to take time because it's going to just take a lotta time for everybody in the in the country and everybody in the world to be able to have issued a vaccine for them so they can have it. It's gonna take time. I mean like. I mentioned there. They were eight million shy of where they wanted to be the first two weeks in so imagine where they want to be by july and where they're having to start already they're already off to a slow start so it could take a little while you know. Maybe this might be another summer. Where we don't have many fans in the stands. If any right there might be some states and the other thing that's going to depend. I think on the state and the state regulations in the state laws and so on and so forth. what is that going to entail. Is that gonna delay the process for some teams so some guys are going to be able to get the vaccine in. Some guys aren't going to be able to get the vaccine. And if that's the case could then some players say will they haven't been vaccinated and go out and risk my health. I'm not playing so the now. There's this disconnect and this divide and the will be based on which states could possibly get the vaccine before other states and that will cause again other issues and it'll kind of build up and then that's a lot of what's going on right now right. There's a lot of uncertainty into these guidelines. Being changed in. who's going to be administered. What at what point. Who's going to be. I who's going to be last. Who gets top priority. Who doesn't there's so much juggling right now. And i feel like at any moment there could just be more and more balls being juggled in the air and just thrown at the juggler over and over again. And they're all of this stuff going on at once and in. All honesty of the mlb does become that private provider and is able to administer to its employees it could possibly slow down the process to get the players vaccinated because they'll have to go through the test or they'll have to go through permits and making sure that they can apply to get permission to do this. It will start to snowball and it'll become more and more of a headache. I think then it would be of a good thing and it will just delay the process and push it back even further and further. My other thing is this. Could we see a point. Where at some point or another we see players kind of. I don't want to say revolting. But kind of forming a group or a kind of a coalition. Whatever you wanna call in saying. We don't want to get vaccinated. And that's why they're bringing this vera biologist and this other person that's going to be talking about the vaccine to them but there could still be some hesitation there could be some resentment towards it in some could say i don't want to take it and then now you've got an entirely different problem on your hands if there's fighting inside of the with this we already saw last year with the mlb players association wanting certain amount of money certain amount of games going back and forth with the league. Could we see something very similar this summer with guys wanting to get vaccinated kind of this back and forth the mlb. The be says well you have to and if not. You're gonna have to wear masks and so on and so forth and if that again stalls and that gets delayed i mean who knows how long it will take for everybody at. We can look at it two ways. We can look at half glasgow all right. We've got vaccines good. We we just have to get them to people that the half glasgow well if we get them. The people are people going to want player's going. Want it and if not that can even drag this out. Even further masks could continue to be a thing for even longer fans families games could continue to be a thing for even longer until everybody has been fully vaccinated or at least fully immune and i just. I'm very curious to see how long it will take for full stadium's capacity you know and if people have been vaccinate will they not have to wear masks and people who haven't been vaccinated. They have to wear masks. I saw a lot of things. Actually reading some articles saying that there could be an instance where it might be mandated that you have to get vaccinated to play ball or to go to a game or to be on sports team or to go to school anything like that. I mean you see all these vaccines that kids have to get. Still nowadays and things that i've been vaccine forms for a lot of people have been vaccinated for that. You had to go do certain things to do to get those vaccines to go and do these certain things going to school going on a field trip. I mean i remember when i was a kid. I had to have a certain vaccine to go to this field trip. For whatever reason it was just requirement so that could become a thing down the road and just overall society in sports. You know there could be instances where parents say. Hey i don't want my kid to be vaccinated. i don't trust it. And they don't get to play sports and the same thing going with fans in the stands maybe fans in the stands. It'll be a very slow progression into that because people say i don't want to get vaccinated. I don't feel comfortable doing that. And so you might start out seeing a very very very small amount of fans in the stands. It's gonna be a really interesting summer. I think that we are slowly coming out of the woods on this and there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. But it's going to really take a lot of trust a lot of communication and a lot of belief in not just the health and and safety guidelines in the health officials and everything else like that but just from people in general from the players from the personnel. Everybody that's working in the mlb. Managers coaches You know catchers first baseman. Everybody you name it. Everybody's gotta be on board with this because if not I think that that's going to be you know a whole nother issue. It's going to continue on. It's going to just keep dragging out. These teams will continue to lose money a lot. You know. i've mentioned this before teams in certain divisions in certain geographical situations in the country. They could be itching to get the vaccine so they can get some fans back in the stance and there could be some pushing from certain teams more so than other so hey we can get fans back in the sand. We're losing more money than these other east. Coast and west coast teams because we don't have the sheer a population that they do and be just the media attention that they have and the overall market size and so there could be some secret pushing of a teams in the al and nl central saying. Hey let's get these guys vaccinated. Let's get this out in. There could be some other resentment on other teams side thing. I don't know about that. So then there's a lot of. There's going to be a lot of jug. Like i mentioned juggling kind of figuring out what's what and who's who and who wants what so until people are on the same page. I think that this summer. If you do see fans in the stands. I'm not gonna say many And i've and i've mentioned this before in a by or deny it segment. I don't over fifty percent of the of the of the teams in the mlb having fans in the stands of summer sheerly because of the time in which we're going to be able to have the vaccine the overall hesitation of people wanting to have the vaccine and it's going to be you know a who knows and then what are the guidelines going to be once you get vaccinated right. What's it going to be the first initial steps after is going to be quick immediate normalcy or is it going to be a slow progression back into that who knows so we do have some time to figure it out but as long as there's some baseball as long as guys are staying healthy and as long as there can be some sort of sports action on tv. If i have to go another summer of not being able to go to baseball game i'll suck it up. I don't love it. But i you know it's better than nothing right. It's better than when we didn't have any sports because that was a brutal brutal time but anyways that'll do for this segment folks. Thanks again for sticking around there. We'll be right back after this commercial break for the final segment today. We're all dive into what summer holds for the minor leagues in regards to the vaccine. And what kind of issues. The minor leagues arising for them. Don't go anywhere everyone because we've got one last segment here on the gmc. Facebook podcast want another later than docker that listened to the golden state media concepts locker. Podcast from m. l. at the world and the premier league. We've got you covered the latest update hottest matches and news on the league's top player at the golan. They'd media concept locker. Podcast back them. Nah hey everyone and welcome back la vinyl segment here on the gmc baseball podcast. Jack ridenour still with you and in the previous segment. I got right into discussing the future of mobile this summer with regards to the vaccine and people being issued it in time and whether players and personnel will be able to get it earlier or at a later time and now i want to move into the minor leagues future this summer. And what's going to happen with the vaccine rollout. Because i do not have and again the last segment i was not super high up on the fact that people are probably going to be able to go back to games summer and that everybody is going to be vaccine and players are going to all be on the same page about this that and the other. My outlook for the minor leagues is a little bit more bleak. And i hate to say that. But it's just because there's not as much funding. There's not as much support the the amount of fan support and the amount of fan attendance that is relied upon by these minor league. Teams is insane. And if there's again in the stands which i can only imagine if the majors is only having a couple of fans in the stands if any if people are able to get vaccinated and the vaccine gets issued to people publicly. I can only imagine what minor league games would be like right. I don't really envision a very positive kind of a result in that because not many people are gonna wanna go plus. It's a smaller stadium. So people are going to be packed in there even more and if you try to spread people out. You're going to have an even thinner. Attendance than i think that a lot of teams would normally have and as of right now. What has has been kind of happening is the double a And everybody below the double a baseball kind of the farm system links. There won't be making a spring training appearance until the aaa level and the major league players all leave the spring training facilities so once aaa and major leagues or than aa below. Can all go into spring training. So who knows when that'll be right. I mean they're literally second in line are having to wait for the triple. A in major league is to get the go ahead and who knows when they'll get the go-ahead there's been talks about the we'll be possibly delaying spring training for everybody. There's been talks about spring training getting pushed back so on and so forth. So there's a lot of kind of wishy washy uncertainty right now with what's gonna be happening with the minor leagues because it's all dependent upon the major leagues now. What the major leagues has done. As i've mentioned this before they started their own professional developmentally and they've assigned or at least invited one hundred twenty different teams to join this pro developmentally but having assigned these teams yet to these major league affiliates or to really anywhere because they're still figuring out this year they can't go they can't go to step two three four and five without getting through step one and right now. They're stuck in the mud on step one. And that's the problem. Now here's the other thing right. If major league players can get it quick fast and efficient or minor league players going to also have those same benefits or they're going to have those same resources. I don't know i really do question if they will have that same access. That major league guys will get especially if let's say let's just play out a scenario. Let's say somehow some way athl- athletes and professional sports players are allowed to jump the line and get vaccines. I write the moh guys. Go and get it. May julie nba nhl nfl. Whatever is going to come pound for the minor league. is there still pro athletes. But they're not pro pro athletes. So they're going to be some sort of kind of dancing around this fine line. What is considered pro. And what is considered not and i wonder if the mlb players if they are able to get issued it or they're going to have an inadequate efficient manner. Are they going to have that. Same kind of response for minor league is because let's face it this past couple of years. We've all been talking about and there's been you know news going around. About how minor leaguers wanna get paid more so there. There's a lot of minor leaguers and i've talked to some. There are not too happy with their pay grade and what they get paid on a on a weekly monthly yearly basis. So could this be something else to add fuel to the fire of okay. minor leaguers. You're going to have to wait in line. Major major leaguers are going to go before you and we may or may not be able to get to all of you minor leaguers by the end that were done with all of this so again kind of stoke the fire a little bit and people say hey. This is really getting on my nerves. And then we start to see more and more minor leaguers being a little bit more outspoken. And being happy because i mean we could see possibly an uproar for the miners. I think if they are there any issues in terms of who can get issued. What and at what time. Because if there's not kind of a a deciphering or kind of a deciding a differentiating factor in who gets what then that's going to lead till so many problems so many issues because of its just anybody then. There's going to be okay. Well we're going to you. Bill even be able to have enough. And that's why they have to differentiate who gets what i because they have to go through the top priority. So and it's unfortunate that the minor leaguers aren't the top priority because they honestly put in just as much work as a lot of major league guys and they just get a fraction of what they deserve. But that's just how minor league is because it's underfunded. It's not supported. It's not as followed and it doesn't have as big of fan base as major league teams do. There's a lot of minor league teams that nobody knows about right and i also wonder if may minor leagues davies could be sites a vaccination. Could they potentially you know the mlb. Let's say somehow the. Emily becomes a public provider. And they say okay. We'll because the minor league teams all these affiliates. They fall underneath our umbrella. Kind of our business umbrella. if you will. We're going to just start administering to all of these vaccinations sites and all honesty. I think that would be very interesting. Because there's going to be so many teams one hundred and twenty teams. That is three times the amount of mlb teams there are so. There's going to be even more sights to have vaccinations which i think could again allow more people to get vaccinated just the general public but my question is could we see another summer where we're going to have no fans in the stands or even worse could we see another cancelled season that i think could be something that could really be detrimental to baseball because if you have another cancelled season think about it. You're gonna have prospects and players that were drafted in twenty eighteen. Twenty thousand nine hundred. Who had very little action at any professional level not just major leagues but minor leagues too. So you're gonna have all of these guys that have had. I was reading one story. I can't remember his name. He was orioles draft pick back in twenty nineteen and since twenty nine thousand nine because of the pandemic and then. You know who knows what's going to be happening with this year. I believe the story is if he doesn't if there's no season in twenty twenty one and he doesn't play that'll be basically a year and a half to four years of not playing baseball and he'd only have about two hundred pro plate appearances in his career so think about how far behind talent wise skill wise a guy would be not playing in a major league. You know live action pro league game and if they're not going to be able to play pro baseball at that speed at that level and they're out of it for a while. that could really hinder. I think some guys ability and some of their talent and some of their kind of overall i would say production in all honesty in how some of these teams are going to view them. How they're going to be scouting them. It could really throw some things off. And if they can't play at their home stadiums. I would say maybe a second alternative. Could they go to the spring training sites. Could they go to florida and arizona. I mean listen at one hundred and twenty teams. I know that would be a lot and probably be a massive headache but florida's a pretty big state so is arizona so you can have sixty teams one place sixty teams in another or split them up thirty thirty thirty thirty in both states and kind of spread them out as you see fit and then just roll from there and see what happens. I think that could be something interesting. But again going back to that kind of like a bubble like thinking and it's just hard to put baseball in a bubble but there is a lot of access to field and there's a lot of access to training facilities down in those two states so there could be some things that could be done with the minor leagues. It's not really going off to a hot start right now with them. Being delayed in things being kind of set back a little bit and so on and so forth so one things are kind of emotion and we can figure out. Okay are they gonna have a season if so what time. When are they going to start. And if so are they going to have fans how are they going to absorb that hit with them. Falling under the mlb policy now. I don't know if it's going to be a massive hit that they're going to be taking because in all honesty they could probably just absorb it through being with the be and i just feel that if these cases continue to surge on if people don't get back state or people are reluctant to getting vaccinated. This could just drag on and we could have another season where minor league baseball is cancelled. And i think that could even not only just set guys back talent wise and just overall for their game speed and they're their game just quickness and sharpness. I think that is going to deter some guys pursuing their their dreams of being a pro baseball player. They're gonna say well and this is just gonna keep dragging out. And i'm not making any money. Why am i. Sticking around and doing this. What's the point of that and that would be the saddest thing i think in in that situation. Just guy saying you know what the heck with it. I'm throwing in the white towel. There's no point of doing this because there's just they seem to have no way of getting out of the situation because there's no seasons year in year out but i really think that if this were to happen again i think that it wouldn't stretch to a third year it couldn't i just i really am thinking about it now. I'm just trying to visualize if there was no minor league season this year and the the third straight year couldn't happen if just guys would be again so d- Discouraged teams would be so far behind teams would be not up to speed with a lot. I mean it would just it would cause a lot of issues and it would just be a snowball effect so i really do think that they need to figure out a way to get this vaccine to minor league guys as efficiently as the major league is in all honesty they should just put them all down in the in some training facility. And just say listen. We're gonna just house you guys for two weeks and we're going to just go through every single one of you you're going to get tested and if you don't wanna get tested that's fine but we're gonna have a two week period where everybody gets. Tested can get tested and depending on. How many guys get tested. And if it's enough people and enough of the general population gets tested. Then maybe there can actually be a quicker turn back of ban coming back in the stands and saying okay. Everybody did what they had to do. We got enough people to do it. Some people were still a little reluctant. That's okay that's their decision but there was enough that we can still roll on and kind of get back to some sort of normalcy. That's just going to have to depend on win. This vaccine can get out and when everybody can have first dibs of it. Here's the other thing right. Back to charles barkley's comment about depending on the tax bracket you fall in minor league players are not gonna fall in that tax bracket that major league guys are and that's another reason why i think that the major league guys will get first dibs over minor league guys. Even though they're both professional players. And i think that could again cause a major rip the minor league guys could be very upset about that quite frankly i would be right. I mean if if you're going to go off of that basis but yet they're still everybody's still a pro athlete and you're still making money. What difference would it make of. What tax bracket you're in just because you're making millions and millions of dollars than me. I'm still putting in the same amount of work that you are to try and take the same exact goal and i'm getting paid a fraction of it. Just because that's how wrote that's how it is and so i think that could cause a big time disgruntlement from players in the myrlie system. That would not be happy about these changes. So i really do hope that we can figure something out for minor league guys because they already having. I think a tough time as it is. Their entire season was cancelled last year. They're getting news at the spring. Training for some guys in the lower levels are going to be delayed. And it's going to set guys back. You know i mean. These guys are top tier prospects. They're out of live action baseball for two three seasons. What's that gonna do to their to their development their overall development right. That's gonna stunt. And i would have thing. And unless there's some way that they can figure out how to just play neutral site games for this pro development league somewhere somehow no fans and just in these remote areas then maybe it could work but again you go back to the. How are they going to get around. It's going to be traveling. And that's the biggest problem. Is this cross state cross country. Traveling that is the real issue and that people from one place from one place. They're bringing it to another place and so on and so forth and that's how we've seen outbreaks occur in lots of different leagues right. Now i mean the nba is going through right now. The mlb went through last year. The nfl went through a lot this past season. So there's a lot of different innuendos that we're going to have to deal with and kind of go through In order to try and get this everybody vaccinated but at the same time. It's like okay if we're going to have to go through these things what's going to suffer and it could be an entire season. It could be somebody's you know opportunity to shine and really rise through the ranks and impressed some scouts and maybe turn his his his A career around and have a career mean going back to kind of how college guys we're doing it. You know being able to have another year under their belt. How often would have if this was your senior year and you wanted to make a big impression for an nfl will be nhl nba team. And you didn't have that senior senior senior season and you had a really good junior year or whatever or you had a great sophomore year you had a bad junior year you wanna bounce back with a big senior year. The same goes for guys in the minor leagues. You had a really good twenty. Nineteen you want to build on it but you can't. You had your season cancelled in two thousand twenty and then twenty twenty one who knows and then coming into twenty twenty two things i'm hoping or back to somewhat of at least sixty percent normalcy. How far behind. You're going to be bright. Timing at the plate timing with pitching timing with building timing with throwing everything. You're going to be completely off. So i just there's gonna be a lot of uncertainty. I think what the minor leagues more than the major leagues because the major leagues. We'll just get first dibs once. They kind of figure out what to do with the major leaguers. I think that they'll be able to have a very quick and efficient plan for the minor leaguers. Because i think they are a little bit more eager to get back to playing than major league is although i would say major league guys are also eager to get back to playing the minor league is. They haven't played in over a year coming up on two years so they are probably even more eager to get back out there than the major league is. It's just one hundred half but who knows what happens. And i hope hopefully you know. And i'm hoping they can get back to some sort of a consistent normalcy so then we can finally have again fans in the stands but only the minaly guys can get their fair shot. They can get their fair opportunity to shine. They can get their opportunity to display and showcase their skills and really allow major league. Scouts know who they are as blair's and figure out okay. Where does this guy fit on our team does he. Does he does he. Not and it could fulfil some some players. Lifelong dream being a major leaguer. And who knows he could be the next big thing. We have no idea so a lot of things to figure out. But hopefully the minor leaguers get it figured out. But i hope the major leaguers get it figured out i saw in the minor. Leaguers can then follow in suit but anyways. That'll wrap it up for us here today. Folks thanks again for listening to the gmc baseball podcast brought to you by the gmc podcast network. I'd like to ask. 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Effectively Wild Episode 1680: Dganos de Dihigo

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Effectively Wild Episode 1680: Dganos de Dihigo

"They try is low concern Welcome deficit sixteen eighty effectively wild. Thanks baseball podcast brought to you by patriot supporters. I may rally fan rowson. I am joined always by van. Limburg of the ring. Ben houria well. I just got my first spicer jet. So they'll pretty good. Oh makes me so happy. That's great and you're and you're feeling alright. Yes so far literally just happened. There are side effects that you haven't had time to take effect. But i'll take whatever's coming to me because It's worth it for sure so you haven't sprouted wings or though but like you. I found it to be a pretty uplifting activity. And i'm i'm not a churchgoer but there were some similarities in this situation. It was sort of. This hushed congregation people were filing in to receive their offerings seeking. Some sort of salvation. There is a sense of gratitude shared purpose. And i felt good about it. I'm writing sort of a a secular science hyphen the experience. Some you know we goofed up a lot of stuff but we we occasionally can come together and achieve pretty cool things so it is a very nice moment after very long and hard year. Here's a segue joe. Musgrove achieved a pretty cool thing on saturday. Joe musgrove pitched the first no hitter in san diego padres history and i caught the last couple innings and it was pretty good time. He looked great. He's looked great year. He was sort of a popular breakout. Pick but it was one of those cases. Where are we sure he still eligible to be a breakout racy. He's already been a pretty good pitcher but it was kind of a combination of may be under performing his peripherals last season and then leaving the pirates so any pitcher who leaves the pirates is just automatically at breakout pick now so he's had fifteen scoreless innings to start this season i think thirty one scoreless consecutive innings dating back to last season and he looked nasty even the late innings even as he was trying to hold it so that he didn't have to go to the bathroom and as he was feeling fatigued during a lot fewer fastballs which i guess he's doing just in general these days but he looked great and it's Quite an achievement for the franchise. Yeah it's You know no hitters always have an element of of luck can their third good defensive plays that keep it moving and and so. It's i think we've maybe gone too far in In the direction of thinking like the the the look undermines it somewhat that the perfect game is where it's at and no hitters diamond dozen. And and i would submit the like you know. Maybe there may. Maybe that's true to some extent. But when you're watching a franchise complete its first one and conceived the guys getting excited about it. It's a really cool thing and we've talked about on the show how my my prior for moscow grove needed updating because my strongest memories of him are when he was with houston and his performance was up and down then he had really dominant stretches he had less good stretches and then he disappeared into the void. That is pittsburgh. And i just didn't watch very much of him over the years and so. I assume that he heard that and was like well. Let me show you what. I'm up to meg and so far. Sam pretty impressed too. Yeah this was not a cheapie like yeah. There were a few defensive plays. That helped him out as always are but he was one hit by pitch away from the perfect gangs. He looked great. And i kinda wonder like you sort of overshadowed by the fact that they traded for blake snell and darvish picked up must growth in that it was just like a bonus that they got muscular. But he's looked so good. That i wonder will end up being one of the best two of the three that they acquired in just like looking ahead to next year when mike clemenger is back. And then you've got darvish snell clever. Musk grove and then whoever i don't know gore or if healthy or paddock or more hone it's just like a cornucopia of starting pitchers so it's cool for the franchise especially like i mean. Not every no hitter is amazing. It's not always a sterling pitching performance and sometimes it just you know they blend together. But in this case when it breaks a streak of i think eighty two hundred six regular season games without a no hitter. It just it seems sort of symbolic a it was nice to have a san diego native kid. Be the first one. But also just like the fact that the padres in addition to their mediocrity over the years and their lack of star power except for a couple of guys really in their whole history and their failure to win a world series in fifty plus seasons now the fact that in addition to all of that they were also so late to getting a no hitter and even cycle which like we care about cycles even less than we care about no hitters but it just seems sort of symbolic that like not until i think it was twenty fifteen when matt kemp finally cycled for the patriots like at that point. They were the only team without a cycle except for. I think the marlins who haven't been around nearly as long as they have since cycled so the fact that it took them forever to get a cycle and then it took them forever to get a no hitter. The only franchiser meaning without one. It just seemed like part of the whole padres snus of just like they're not very good. They're forgettable they kind of blend into the background. And this team does not blend into the background like even with fernando tatis on the shelf for hopefully not too much longer. But it's just such a good team in a fun team in an exciting team and just kind of seemed like it made it official hit psycho. Okay these are not the old padres who everyone just forgot about. Because they didn't win and they didn't have standout individual game performances. Now they do all those things and they also win in their great so it it means more in this specific case. They're like Padres friends are hitless analogy. I don't like it either because there yucky bugs. The lexicon deserve merging. But they will. I think that there. I think that their lifespan is a good team. Is probably a little bit longer than than those gross bugs. They're just they're really really. They're very gross so In that respect this is terrible. And i'm i apologize to everyone in san diego. But you're you're a beautiful butterfly. You are emerging into your beautiful form and in house uniforms. Yeah you're flap in your your slap it a lot of butterflies. You have brannon yellow wings. See that's better. I appreciate this little live at it. It's really useful. Bansi even editors they need editors so there is also a little more history. That was set this weekend. Where tim la. Castro diamondbacks outfielder said a major league record by stealing the twenty eighth base of his career. He has not yet been caught and we talked about this. A little bit on the diamondbacks preview episode. But he passed tim raines. who went. Twenty seven for twenty seven to start his career lou. Castro now has the most consecutive successful steal attempts to start a career. And there's actually a cool connection between the castro and rains several years ago. La castro was a minor leager in the pluto. System and tim. Raines was the bluejays running coach. So rains actually helped teach the kid who would one. Day break. His record in the castro. Probably not a future hall of famer like rains. He's had kind of a under the radar but fun career. He is one of the fastest players in the majors. He's like at the top of the sprint speed leaderboard. Every year he gets hit by a lot of pitches and so it's this combination of getting plunked and then getting on in being dangerous once he's there and this is cool accomplishment. It's obviously just related to the fact that he's super fast but it's more than that to like clearly. He has the instincts. He has the knack for base. Stealing devon fink wrote about this for van. Grefe says no end. He talked about how he picks spots and doesn't really try to steal third very often. Maybe because he doesn't wanna get caught but maybe also because he can score from second and he hit and he seems to pick his spots against catcher who were less likely to throw him out but then probably everyone does that anyway. It's a fun thing when someone is really fast and also the base doing skills. Because i remember when we all were super excited about billy hamilton. And how could anyone ever catch him. Because you just look it like okay pop. Time's take this long it takes x. Seconds for the paul to get there and it takes this long for the ball to get to home plate and he is this fast. So how could they ever catch him. It's possible and yet. They did like he gets caught fairly often. I mean he's he's got a good success rate. But it's not otherworldly. And so castro streak is pretty impressive and fun. I think that you storm basis. Get kind of a bad rap league. We as i think this is a place where analytics has taken some of the wind out of the game sales because we know we know we're the break. Even point is and as a result of that team steel. Try to steal. Less often. And i think that because we we kind of ran base stealing through the efficiency mill fans. Were maybe left with the impression that like all you had to be was blazing fast. And i think that it. It really does a disservice to the very good base stealers to not appreciate the full multitude of that skill and sort of the breadth of that skill. And so yeah. I really like it when we have a a player who helps to illustrate that so dramatically where you can really appreciate that. You can't just be fast. Their strategy to it. And you have to you know you have to jumps right and you have to get the leadoff basin. I don't know. I just think that i think that my one of my twenty twenty one bits is going to be arguing for more bay stealing generally because it makes me happy. And there's a lot less than than there used to be and so when we can when we can look at it and say that there is more than it is multidimensional multifaceted skill. I think that's a good thing. So i'm glad that you have a good example of that and la. Castro actually tries to steal fairly often by today's standards devon said in his piece that he's in the ninety four th percentile when it comes to attempting steals and yet just to put things into perspective. Tim raines stole so much more often. Then tumor castro did so tim. What castro has three hundred eighty three plate appearances in his career thus far and he has stolen those twenty eight bases. Tim raines in his rookie. Year had three hundred sixty three plate appearances so almost equivalent and he had seventy one stolen bases set. Here so yeah. The eighty s were a different era. And you could see those guys go all the time whereas castro is going off often for his era but not nearly as often as raises era. And you still has a ways to go to catch. Vince coleman who has the record for most consecutive steals not just to start a career but period which is fifty so. He is a barely than halfway there. Yeah it can be fun thing we watch. Yeah yeah. I hope that this does not make him less likely to attempt it though because he doesn't want to risk his perfection. But you gotta put it at risk got to defend your title. So he doesn't strike me as as one to shy away from a challenge. If you've been hit by a pitch as many times as that guy has and you keep standing in the batter's box that you can like you know you can take it. I think that that is an indication that you are a sturdy sort because otherwise you go again. I'm tired of getting hit by pitches i would. It would take one. And i'd be like i am retired from baseball just one. That's all from one speedster to another. I wanted to talk about this. Looney junior play. There was a wild sunday night. baseball game. All this one was between philly in atlanta and a kunia just showed off all his skills in this one so you have three hits in this game and he hit a home run later in the game but in the first inning he beat out what was really just a routine grounder too short. It was really impressive. It was maybe more impressive than the homer because this ball like when i wrote about moving the mound back a few weeks ago i noted there that like the base past the ninety feet between bases technically not quite ninety feet but we always say ninety feet that more or less still works because like renters are faster than they used to be in bigger but fielders are bigger faster and stronger and they throw harder and so it mostly evens out like it still feels like you hit a routine ground ball and you're gonna be out and they're still feel like they're the right number of clothes. Plays bang. bang plays and easy outs. And this one just broke the nine thousand feet basically like a kunia hit this grounder too short to didi gregorius and it was a fairly hard hit ball and gregorious didn't feel it perfectly like he didn't bobble it or anything but you know he took a couple of extra steps may be didn't receive it in the best possible position partly because it was hit hard but you know he could have gotten rid of it more quickly but with almost anyone else it would have been fine and it would've looked totally routine except that acuna beat it out and he had a thirty one feet per second sprint speed on this play which to compared to the baseline i think the average is like twenty seven and elite as mlb defines. It is thirty so this was faster even than elite and kunia is perennially one of the fastest runners on the sprint speed leaderboard and he just beat this thing out like i mean if gregoria could go back and do it and noah kuni was running like maybe he could have gotten rid of a faster but when he did get rid of it. I think i saw somewhere gregorious through eighty eight point something miles per hour. It was his hardest track. Throw since twenty sixteen so really it was just like oh he broke the base past. That is just how good and fast he is and then also he got more hits home runs and just showed that he can do it all so that was pretty impressive. And just like i feel like a coup has been almost a little lost in the a kunia tatty Soto triumvirate lately just because soto had such an incredible offensive season last year. And he's so precocious. Soapy is so beyond his years when it comes to play discipline and then teases so incredibly exciting and scintillating and kunia is really like just as good as either of them if not better. I don't like. I don't wanna pick sides here. Because i all sides like we don't have to choose one we get them all. Luckily but that speed combined with that power like tattoos says that to soto doesn't really have the speed aspect of it. He's not like a super slow poke but he doesn't give you the the defense and the burner nece that those other to do and this was a reminder of couse all-round talent yeah it's You know we talked about him as the guy. Most among the current crop serve most likely to be a forty forty guy. And then you watch that is. Is that enough stills. Should it be. Should it be fifty. Should we begging him one hundred thousand. You know you just. It's not especially in the early going of a season in that first month. you know. we're we're constantly trying to shift between what is signal. What is noise. And i think that when we see examples like sort of proof of concept of a skill that a guy can do a thing we have to remind ourselves like being able to do it. Amazing being able to replicate that over the course of a season not a given but then he looked at a kuna. And you're like all of the projections are too low. You've low balled them. I am convinced by this. One moment that he will execute fifty stolen bases and of course of the season because speed like that. Just isn't i mean it's above elite. What is what does the word for that. We need a new superlative. So if if you had asked me like a couple years ago. I the great kunia soto debate. I probably would have taken a koonya. And i i feel like maybe that would have been the consensus. I don't know but just because like a kunia has the power and the speed and is a pretty good defender and soto doesn't really have the speed and hasn't had great defensive metrics at least in so it's harder for him to like be the world leader if he is not playing defense and doesn't have that speed to be an incredible base runner. But i know like if he does literally hit like ted williams which he pretty much has been you can be. The best player in baseball may be without being a defender as ted williams was so he is still very much in the running there but yet it felt like initially like i think before. Maybe we all came to appreciate. Just how much fun soto is. The soto shuffle and all of that hunia was more eye-catching at first but then it turned out. No soda is just as as fun and personable as as a kuna is as well so different skill sets and it's really hard to pick one or the other and as i said fortunately we don't have to one. I think that one guy comes into the league sort of the consensus number one prospect in the game you know and that's not to say that once. Soto was a slouch. You know you look at you. Look back on his ranks. Now you're like oh everybody had had him too low but you know he was. He was a top fifty prospects the year he graduated at least and i think that's consistent across the board he was well regarded. But you know when when you're the number one guy I think there is a shine. And then it's not unusual for due to our wealth thought of Outstripped standing of them when they come into the league to to kind of take the mantle via. We can't shame on us if we if we sleep on ronald junior junior. That game was so great. Until the very end i know the kunia play was overshadowed by the last play which Last week we talked about a controversial call on the michael conforto walk off hit by pitch and in that case it was not going to the replay review that made everyone mad plus the balloon call. Initially in this case it was going to the replay review and still not overturning. Sir seemed to be another blown. Also ask was on the fly. Were alec boehm. Scored was called safe with the game ending. Run and the replays really seem to pretty conclusively show that he did not actually touch the plate that his toe in his foot just hopped over it and for whatever reason the call on the field was allowed to stand. It was not considered conclusive. Even though i think just about everyone watching it outside of the mlb replay room thought it was so. I'm not sure what happened there. Yeah i think that we we might be due for a longer conversation about like a philosophical conversation about what we want replay to accomplish both sport generally and perhaps on this podcast. Because yeah you you want these calls especially late in game to be right. And i don't think that the answer is to do away with replay entirely because as we've discussed once you have the ability to slow something down and see that the call was wrong at home. You can't take that tool away from the game because that's gonna make people even crazier than this but it does feel sort of uniquely frustrating to have the tool at your disposal be able to see. Oh well that is wrong. But and they will. They will correct this error because people make mistakes. And you know the difference. The gap between where his foot was and where it needed to be for. A run to score was very small. And so you can understand why a guy wouldn't get that right in the moment but to then be able to look at it and say. Oh yeah. he really didn't touch home plate but the not correct it is you know i. I don't think that Braves fans are outlined to be frustrated. And think that that should have been corrected in the moment. And you know that doesn't guarantee that they're going to win the game but it sure doesn't guarantee that that's when they're gonna lose it so sure doesn't guarantee that that's when they're going to lose it. That was hard to parse. But what i'm saying is they have lost just then right. Hey yes yeah. I don't know if it's that the replay. I'm sorry like unwilling to show up their colleague or whether there's just too much deference given to the call on the field like it just has to so conclusively be proven wrong and in this case chancer looked like it was and just didn't clear that bar for whatever reason and even the phillies were like not particularly pretending that he actually touched the plate. Like boehm said. I was called safe. That's all that matters when he was asked if he touched the plate and joe girardi said it looked like his big toe kind of hit the corner of the plate which is You know didn't sound like he was very confident in that either. Didn't seem like the plate even got like dirty from anything touching it. It seemed pretty immaculate. Even after the slide so little peer what does he bounced so. I don't know like like you. I'm inclined to give the initial call a passer. Excuse it because like he was in position to make that college. So as long as you're hustling and getting over there in position to get a good luck it. I will forgive you for not seeing what happened in this moment where all these bodies are colliding. And you know it's happening super fast. I understand how that call can be wrong. But that's what we have replay for to slow it down and look at it from every ankle so i don't know that was a bit of a black mark against replay and i'm generally pro replay person but you gotta get those calls right so not sure. What the issue was there. Even mike trout who barely tweets at all. And when he does. It's always something innocuous. He responded to a will middlebrooks tweet. About how bad the call was and said so bad with an emphasis in a face with tears of joy emoji so if even trout is moved to tweet about it you know you screwed something and speaking of tweets related to the slide. I saw joe sheehan tweet. That felt like was sub. Tweeting us about the the boom play he said. If we called what alec boehm did slide framing. No one would have a problem with the miscall. They'd just say it was hidden value. Ignore that it was empire failure and give all the credit tipo targeted this tweets. Well i think that like you know. I guess the place where i would maybe take issue with that is that it is not difficult to intervene on. Plays like this and not slow the game down to the point of being on playable. But you can't review every call. I guess i would say in response to that. Well that's kind of route And i and i would. I would further offer that. I think one of the places where this differs pretty importantly is that most framed pitches that get called strikes. That mom doesn't seem like a good response either. I don't know that i have a responsive. Say that's rude totally inaccurate. An accurate. I think though that what i would say is that shut up. This let us have our inconsistent appreciation for catcher not carrying about empires playing those. 'cause i think if there is a difference i would say that. We don't know that this is a demonstrable repeatable skill share. What alec boehm day. That's a good so there's a difference. That's why catcher framing. It's not just because like empire her messing up. It's because catchers are doing something that makes those pitches more likely to be called strikes and it's like a defensive skill that has always been valued in that catchers are taught to employees from the start and now we recognize that. It's more valuable than we used to know. But it's not a new thing and it's always been considered part of the catching position right. You have to present a pitch. It's not as still too. Yeah and i mean sliding is certainly a skill but i know that sliding in such a way that umpires call it wrong is a skill if it were if we could prove that it were and we knew that like alec. Bob had some special allusion skill that he was able to make umpires. Make the wrong colin. Call him safe when he was actually out then You know maybe. I would actually appreciate that but i don't think we're there yet and i don't enjoy it as much like aesthetically speaking. I enjoy the skill of catcher. Framing pitch and presenting a pitch. Well and i wouldn't say that. I enjoy alec. Boehm not actually touching the plate but being called safe like a good slide can be great if you're right sliding over a tagging you like are legitimately safe and you just doing a basic job of avoiding the tag that's cool. That's not quite what joe is talking about here. But i don't think it's quite analogous like until we prove that someone actually has this repeated ability to pull the wool over a pires is and slide in such a way that it convinces appears that they saw something that didn't happen then Then i might go along with it but as it is. I don't think it's a perfect analogy. But i get it. I get what jo say. He is a us. A catcher framing opponent or at least a looks at it more as empire inadequacy than catcher skill and. I think that that is a reasonable if flawed position and clearly you know we have acknowledged that we are soon to be On the outside looking in on this issue and in the meantime i think that You should let us have this one because as you said it is but it is both a part of the job they have to present the pitch somehow so why not present it as ideally as possible and there is skill there and i think that you know what the balance between skill on the one hand error on the other. There's there is some dance. That's being done there. But i don't think i think it understates. The extent to which it is a skill to attribute the majority of that interaction to umpire error. Especially when you think about like some of the calls that you know that we think of when we think of a great framer. It's it's very subtle right. This isn't jerking the ball from six inches below the strike zone up into the zone. And then going. He's out in them. We're like a good framing relate. Those are loud hands. And you know so. I think that the place where catchers really demonstrate the value of good presentation is is in the moves that are subtle that are close to the boundary and that they frame up really nicely in a way. That doesn't even alert either. The umpire or candidly the fan. To the fact that it has been a framed and so i think that that is very that stands in stark contrast to this. And you know if you're a person who sits there and says we'll that feels a lot like cheating. I would say on balance. I think that we tend to think that over the course of season even if it's not true over the course of a particular at bat that these things sort of tend to even themselves out and that might be a place where this also differs pretty dramatically from what boom did and people were giving him a hard time about how he responded to the play where he said he was called safe. But that's the best way to do it as like you're just you just work here. You know it's it's other people's full that the mistake was made. so yes. that's what i'd say about that. Yeah and some mistakes are just umpire. Mistakes unbowed strike We don't look at every plan. Colin ceo wizardry by the catcher like times. The catcher doesn't even catch it that well and it's not just the empire messes up or sometimes it goes in the other direction where the catcher catches it really well and it should have been a strike at. It wasn't so yeah. I don't think that we automatically credit that entirely to the catcher. There some differences. Here i guess so. Yeah i get it but also someone asked us to talk about the mlb field vision. Replay of the a kunia beating out the infield grounder for those who haven't seen it. I'll link to this video but mlb has this new statcast based system. Where they sort of simulate the play with figures who they kind of like crash test dummies or something. And they're running around in uniform and so it's using the hawkeye data. That is able to see where everyone was on the field. And then you can move the camera around and they act out what they actually did on the field except inevitably it look sort of silly because it is not the actual players it's just these generic figures who are running around and i can see the value of this in some cases and i know that this is like you're one of the system and and know that they're planning to maybe make it better and more lifelike in the future but the play was probably not the best demonstration of this technology. No it's they look like those The little wooden like artist dolls. That you designed all that you can flex right. Have the ability to sort of pro. Nate the limbs at various joint. So that if you're like trying to go to art school you can learn how to drive human form. And i was mostly struck even as a non video game person if you look at like. Mlb the show these days. It is so creepy an uncanny and lifelike and so to have that and then go back to this. We have great out guys and figure who's supposed to be a kunia does not appear to be running as as fast as he ought to. He doesn't have none of them have fingers and so at the end of that of that. Play in real life. You know cuneo points to the day. It i was safe. And it's just in hand pointing that way and he. He's kind of running like he's little bit constipated. Yes he really is. Doesn't that look. They made ronald look less athletic. Somehow slick the stride is like it's very short steps. I don't know why because that seems to be something that the system is actually tracking. But for whatever reason when you simulate it like this he does not look like one of the most athletic major leaguers out there and also like when these figures move like their head bobs from side to side almost like when pigeon walks and it looks very silly. Edging it again. I think he's taking such small steps attracted denote how fast he's going rather than being like a long lumbering sort of gate but he just looks. He doesn't look like. I don't think this is a faithful rendering. You know if you if he is actually one of those wooden models you would not get into art school with this rendition again. Like i can. I can appreciate how they're going to be instances of this. That are like very cool and you even in highlight reels are not normally going to be dealing with something that is at such a high you know that as as so far into the tails as that play once again we need a new way to describe the speed that he demonstrated but it looks very silly does yeah and he has no bat either so he just like us nothingness goes out. Yeah it's it's weird maybe needs Another revision. I would like this view. If it's like a complicated play relays going on and like multiple runners ran in the base. And like you want to see where the cutoff men was. And where was he when he made the catch and then made the throw in. Where was the runner. At the time it would be helpful to have this representation of the play because any one camera angle is probably not going to give you all of the actors in that one place so to have this recreation could be quite handy. I think but in this particular play. It's just a guy busting it down the first baseline so you can kind of just see that with the footage or assume what it looks like and it does not look more impressive with the figure the the gray man with no feature so and yeah that i guess they didn't really put much effort into recreating the rest of the stadium or anything. It's just like pretty. Generic looking ballpark with grace stands in just emptiness so it does not work like an the show. I guess the focus is on the field on the players and where the ball is and all of that. But y- i look forward to future revisions of emo field fishing. I think it could be great sunday. We want to we want to encourage people for good first attempt like this past the this past. First pancake right. We've we've progressed past that but it is. It is always going to be the the sort of funny thing that you have when you when there are a lot of different manifestations of technology related to the sport that you care about. It's hard not to draw comparisons between them and so even though this does things that say the mlb the show does not and it is clearly pointed at a different purpose. And sodas unfair for me to compare them at all. I just naturally want to. They should take his creepy real acuna face from. Lv the show and just put it on the gray form and make it late. Purposefully terrifying and as much as we're nitpicking. This ten years ago this would have been like witchcraft if we could have seen this in if we could have known that they would have this sort of data on where everyone was at every second during play. That would totally blown our minds. So we're sorta spoiled. I just how much information is out there now. Yeah it's useful to remember i. I tried to keep that in mind when mlb tv has been finicky. Or when the browner blair said it's like yeah this. This could be better but also i can watch pretty much. Every baseball game going on simultaneously cost me one hundred twenty bucks a year so i guess like in those terms As a person who's not in a place that is heavily blacked out a little silly to nitpick although i have complained about far sillier things. So don't hold me to it. Anybody and last thing. I wanted to mention that while we were watching all this baseball on sunday. The masters were taking place as well and the masters were won by hideaki. Matsuyama and as many people saw stephanie epstein of sl tweeted new masters champion. Matsuyama asked for his athletic. Inspirations says he can't really name golfers he mostly admires baseball players. Yu darvish shohei ohtani can to ada which is a pretty great. Those are good idols to have absolutely and like you know especially like otani darvish or so imposing as on mount figures and you know like. They're just big tall strapping guys. And i don't want to not give some shine to kenta. Look yeah that's exciting. It's also nice because they still think that most people who are not baseball fans think of the average baseball player. As kinda slavi right. Look i think that the the mental image they have is of a. You know like a strong but perhaps dumpy hitter. I'm being terrible. All of those bodies are beautiful. But i think that that's like the image. They have is like a big burly slugger. Not someone new book. That's an athlete and so school to be like those are athletes because they are and we have to push back against the the babe ruth of guests. Yes really babe ruth's fault i don't know i had bruce i on takes offense to that. I don't mean that they're bad athletes. they're great athletes. They're certainly better athletes than i am but i do see the the sort of mental image that is conjured up is of someone who's perhaps not totally felts. The same goes for golfers and it's not as true of golfers today as it used to be. either. I don't really have a mental image of golfers at all but that's more of a what sports meg cared about thing the a firm stance on what they have looked like over the course of time. I'm sure they're all great. Everyone's a great athlete so hoping that to not yomas idols. Go up against each other this week. 'cause shohei start got pushed back. Because they're taking it easy with his blister and he might possibly start friday against the twins. And maybe there could be a shohei versus mehta matchup but not sure if that will be the case yet as we speak but if so that would be must see tv for hideaki matsuyama so rest of this episode will be given over to an interview and unfortunately you were not available at the time that we recorded it. So it'll be me and two guests and let me just set the scene here so this interview is going to be about another great all round athlete. Perhaps the greatest and most all around athlete of all time. I think you could make the case that that is true in baseball. Of course i'm talking about martinez de ego and we wanted to vote most of an episode to deco. Just because we're all talking about two way players these days and we're all marveling at tiny is doing as we should be but. I do think that we should acknowledge the others. Who have gone before and have pulled off similarly impressive to feats and we're in the situation where we all say. Oh it hasn't happened since babe ruth and i'm guilty of that as well but there were some real negro league greats who were known for being elite two way players and did that more recently ruth and even mlb recognizes those performances as quote unquote major league and therefore when we talk about the last two way major leaguers to stars we should probably be talking about negro leaguers players like martina hugo and bullet rogan and double duty radcliffe and the day all of whom except radcliffe are in the national baseball hall of fame. But the he go is in five halls of fame which is Pretty impressive i think he and maybe willie wells are the only ones who can claim that. So he's in the us hall of fame the mexican venezuelan. Cuban and dominican alza fame and just a brief career summary to set up this conversation so he go was born in nineteen o five in cuba. He died in nineteen seventy-one also in cuba and he played in the negro leagues from nineteen. Twenty three to one thousand nine hundred thirty six and then again a little bit in the forty s and just played all over the world during that time after that time he played in the cuba of course he played in the dominican puerto rico venezuela just everywhere that he is in the halls of fames of and he was an incredible hitter and an incredible pitcher as well and according to the seam heads database in his games against negro leaguers. He has a one forty three. Opiates plus career as a hitter and a one thirty three career. Era plus as a pitcher so he was thirty plus two forty plus percent better than the league at everything he did and he did everything he not only pitched in hit and switch hit but also played every position and you will hear our guest. Say that he didn't catch but he did catch at least once in negro leagues game. So i got a breakdown. From larry lester. Our former guest the great negro leagues researcher and he had a breakdown of almost five hundred. Negro leagues games that he had in his database for daego and the positional breakdown goes like shortstop one hundred. Fourteen games. first base sixty nine right field sixty nine third base fifty six second base forty nine and then he started fortysomething games as a pitcher played thirty three in left field twenty-seven and center and then he caught one game as well and i asked about the circumstances of the game that he caught and the other great negro leagues researcher who has helped out with the same head state. Obey scary ashwell. He looked up the box score in the circumstances for that game. And here's what gary says. He goes catching the second game of a doubleheader on september first nineteen twenty nine against the lincoln giants in the catholic protectorate in the bronx. He was with the hildale club and hillsdale's regular catcher famer biz. Mackey had caught every inning of the previous twenty seven league games counting counting the first game of that double header the second string catcher. Joe louis hadn't appeared in a game since july nineteenth presumably. He was injured though. I'd have to look at the newspapers to see. If there's any commentary about that so the team was carrying one catcher. Another doubleheader was scheduled for the next day in philadelphia between the same two teams. Mackey would catch both ends of that one. So you'd have to guess that the higa was spelling him in the first doubleheader as an emergency move so mackey didn't have to catch four games in two days into he go head. One put out no assists committed one error and allowed to stolen bases onto attempt. So perhaps he was not a great catcher but he was capable of playing catcher as well as everything else and when he was in the lineup as a starting pitcher he hit all over the place. I don't think he hit leadoff or second. But he batted third. He batted fourth fifth. Sixth seventh eighth ninth over the place and sometimes he was managing so he would pencil himself into the lineup and just like the testimonials from everyone he played against like they're so many quotes from just other great players being awed by what he go accomplished and johnny biased the hall of famer who played against him i think later in his career in forty three maybe in the dominican when he was manager as well said he was the only guy i ever saw could play all nine positions manage run and switch hit so he did it all really end leonard. The great hall of famer said that he was the greatest all round player. I know i'd say he was the best ball player of all time. Black or white. He could do it all. He was my ideal ballplayer if he's not the greatest. I don't know who is you. Take your ruth's cobs and dimaggio's give me the higo. And i bet i bet you almost every time. There are many other quotes like that. Who just says that. He was like an other worldly talented every position. So in the same way that otani has almost ruined every other player for me just because he does both things i think if i had seen the he go like he probably would have ruined to every player including otani. 'cause like not only could he hadn't pitched but he could play every position well and so in the nineteen eighties. The negro leagues players were still round. Were asked to vote on an all time team. And they knew that he had to be on it but they couldn't figure out where to put him put him at like eddie physician so he got votes at three different positions and they up making him the second baseman on the all time team even though that was not one of his most frequent positions. But it's just like well gotta pick somewhere in. Put him somewhere and yet just really an incredible player like one home run titles in the negro leagues and was just a dominant starter to especially in other countries so it was also just a legend in cuba and other countries for who he was off the field as we will hear in this segment. I wanted to learn more and hear more about he go. And so our guests will be martine de. He goes youngest son. He'll berto the he goat. Who was nineteen when his father passed away so he got to know him as a person and has since written a book about him biography so he knows him from that perspective too so he was able to join from orlando and he go of course was bilingual. Because you could do everything. My spanish is not quite podcast interview quality and he'll berto felt more comfortable giving the interview in spanish as well. So we were joined by adrian. Burgos who translated for us but also offered his own expertise because he is a an expert on the negro leagues and the history of latinos in us. Sports as well and He's a professor of history at the university of illinois. Who's written books about the negro leagues and other latino players and figures in latino baseball so was happy to have him translate but also chime in and add some context. Where so that will be the interview. And i hope that Everyone appreciates the he go after. That as much as i have come to lately. I'm so excited. It's one of the many sad things about sam. Not being able to effectively wild anymore is that i. I very rarely listen to effectively as as a as a non participant. And so and i miss that because bend your good podcast so i am very excited to listen to this interview and get to work about a player who i think you know. The omission seems quite glaring. I am looking forward to this. And he's dick named el maestro and the immortal as well with reason. I think so. Uh so this interview will be in spanish and then also in english and Will honor martin de he goes to languages and playing over the world with the rest of this podcast. So we'll be back in just a moment with hobart okeydoke between purpose and they say the most skin washington post sing. My praises all the while radio band. Did dan. just one stick around. Just stick around and blow the law. They got gotta have to all right now. I am happy to be joined by. Two guests will help us. Talk about the legacy of martine daego and i joined by martinez youngest son. He'll berto daego though. Ola in benito's grass yes porvenir. Thank you thank you so much. Glad for you your informed for you and sorry for my english and us better too good. But i try is speaking sometime you know. Thank you for trying but You won't have to speak english only today. Because we are also joined by professor adrian burgos who has agreed to help us translate and also talk a little bit about martine and the legacy of latino players in the negro leagues. Welcome professor burgos. He's for having me on ben very much appreciate it. Be here and to meet the other son of my thin. The i had the pleasure of meeting in junior many years ago. Instant flavors cuba so now get a better sense of the whole family. So he'll berto tell me a little bit about growing up and knowing your father what was he like as a father and what did he tell you about his baseball career dis. The of sober sue bothering. He gave the host sukanya in. Who don't know baseball on me by foyer. But mimi piloted you're alone on the gala down who the reward at army bye. Bye bye gaza goddess. 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He'll berto growing up as the son of one of the greatest players of all time and one of the players who could do everything play every position and hit and pitched so well see sendo. Lee ho the grand multi and ego through dania. Moon happiness yawn then. The aca said dan gland domino in politika. Well clearly asset did legal Adopt by media af- way by moi seed or more Yano no record. Low key yourself Yet keep you realize a Is one in those free. I cebu eleventh People in a quarter yet bustle signing your thile. Those sanyu what. I eat alendronate daylight in kwa on the super creator mathilde guanajuato And throw says on the is such yoke and forever means he gay london me for them being a letterman. So during that period of his life it was something you know beg to be the son of my ego but he still had to develop and so he started playing baseball on the streets and then after a few years he eventually got today academy where his father was. Also one of the coaches and he began to train under other coaches and coach. Put him in the cleanup spot in the fourth of four in the lineup and then everyone started gathering around to see how the son of montana ego how he would be playing and Bannon cleanup enter your kitchen. Keeble iguana michael goal at the say wound up. You're a Van mental over the kuru. Eci may moment in combat. Show onus Get our as your coochie. Cassandra lee eight a gallon data feature the beach. Cuando kelly scamper Susa get off where the base quarter endorses matt's pushing a gallon. So he was a catcher at this point and he was begging for and his first at bat those runaround second and he knew that he had been watching the opposing pitcher. They had its best pitch was his curveball and one of the things that he does remember his father a teaching him and and advising him is that. When you're at the ballpark always watched opposing pitcher. Warm up you'll get a sense of his best pitches and that's how he knew that that posing pitcher was curve baller and so he stepped to the plate confidently ruined doses feature on the radio mic on that on three relate that lay out You'll fall you hate being elected. Ev when alenia li added seder Here influencer said. I got ya. Faucet out of the wyss in a audible rebuttal. ecuador ample sales data semi-fat role. Who are being equal pantheon. You informed the flair on the thorough. We we'll see ya Way say so. He stepped into the batman. The batter's box at first time and the pitcher surprises threw a fastball. First pitch and so he watched it strike one then through another fastball. And he filed this off in a third fastball on a row and he filed out off so is behind too but he kept watching. Is he's gonna take care block now. And so finally he got that curve ball he lied it over third base and actually all the way and got a triple out of it bringing in runner and in his four turns he had a couple of couple of heads drove in another run. And you know after the game father comes out to him and there's it's mexican expression Same it's a. Hey many he'll wait. Fee now made data and data. What better he may have. Patients may heliopolis a professional wrestling. Reebok will be someone that you a. Copy founded on data being her mighty leo tambien of what lavi usa will a beach copy. Founded all here. Kate what he don't like the those not our code with africa Those who had gone on the field go bothered to. Yet by alenia center free winnie seamer gave matter ladakh. Hit this area at Copy them mail though positive so finally His dad and said way finally learn how to play baseball and he gave him ten dollars as everyone was happy with that Later on when i entered into the military service the the obligatory military service in cuba he started playing baseball and when the unit commander saw that. He's the son of of montenegro again. They put him on the team cleanup hitter and the first game he played he was watching the other pitcher who was actually the captain from another unit on the base and so he noticed that all he had was fastball fastball and as good bed describes it it was like smoke fast fast but since he knew his that pitcher strength wise he went ahead and had a couple of hits and his own captain after. You'd better has such a great games like anytime you need a pass. I'll get you pass at you pass. Could you fast animated a no comparable said. Eli medine deal guilty. I said thorough. 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And i thought he's another person and so he became a journalist and he excelled at that was never his preoccupation his his main goal in life to somehow become martine diego. He had to become his own person. And so what made you later in life. Want to write a book about your father and learn more about his history and document it for everyone. Don't says modibo the it can be lebron survey la vida loca a this compete s. I thought it happened dolan of authors. But he made it what you'll get me you komo's omar nassir lamented. Come down. who our they Win thermo longest. Wanna meet house for official albums. Beta toast is willing to blow the mondo madonna. Who so we associate the homo choking. Say you'll get the eight. A thin do oral gada me by senior doria in whole mood just say host interested dot e nobody in a who took the case what they look at that. I'm gonna get on scene. Oklahoma getting saved social martine the parental out of my be Lear tangles shula. Will the particular see almost Sapping citing the first motivation was that he wanted everyone to see my ego like you saw him As a person as a human being as a father journalists and fans who knew martine diego as an athlete as as a baseball player they get to see that side of him. But not the whole side of who he was diego. Maradona was a great Soccer player football player people knew about his great achievements on the field but off the field. Here lots of challenges and problems and he wanted people know to get to know his father. My father who taught him how to love history who advised on how to be a good person it would be an injustice for people just to know him as a baseball player and not really get to know him for who he wise as a social being someone who did good beyond the baseball field and this is what was his motivation for writing the book that he wanted to keep that legacy of the entirety of whom i think the eggo is alive. 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The case handed for that amount of dumped on the body and so he didn't really know the legacy or the impact that his father had outside of cuba till the first time in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight when he was traveling as as a basketball player As part of the university team to the dominican republic here he is a history major at the university and had never traveled outside of cuba and he arrives shoe the dominican republic and someone asked him. They notice his last name. They asked him. Are you the related. You the son of my team daego and he said yes. That was my father and he said from that moment on the recipe enter into this whirlwind where he doesn't know how but as he exited the airport and he got to the hotel. He was followed by sports writers and fans and they came to the hotel la vida where he was staying and they wanted to meet bet delta. Talk to them and that's when it really hit him about the impact of who. It's father was outside of cuba like this was the first time we really get to experience. How much others so appreciated the ballplayer and demand that his father was at eight flare as israel's elliott adorable yamagata for don. Don a bastion. Innocent deal a longer lead up People hikkaduwa Want they say thou a longer Ghana for years again audio. The sarah so he was there for twenty days staying there and people are just so if you sieve about their love and passion for my ego and to meet him and brought him gifts and they shared a bunch of stories with him and during this period there was always sheep security guards military personnel that accompanied the teams. That travel and one of the guards told a good though. Don't stay here Don't they get ideas about staying here in the dominican republic and you bet this l. No don't worry you know. I'm very much you know i feel you know. I'm a revolutionary part of the country of of cuba. 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He's a as he noted before he's a history major so he starts to get about my the as a historical subject and he goes to the library and starts getting the newspaper stories and clippings and he goes out and he starts interviewing players who played with his father and gathering all the because many of them were still alive and he was able to talk to them about whose father was planning juba and elsewhere and gathered those stories and that really was the start of the buck and in english. It's going to be called mike. Indego my father the immortal so tell me a little bit about the beginning of your father's baseball career. How did he leave. Cuba and come to the united states up on Lows meadows the asked the local area indego on the 'sallies kouba who got in los needles. All mandela Attendee you give any a bena dc say annual miniature Delay free mph. Donna yelled guy made by killing. Start the filler. That solicit bill voters. 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He turned his grandfather to try to figure out and that one of the notable things is that his grandfather benito diego was a soldier in the what's called the liberation army that hessel don who fought for cuban independence in eighteen ninety five ninety six ninety seven ninety eight His grandfather's very well known as one of the the soldiers among be soldiers And he also notes that his great grandmother had that they offer liberation of the enslaved in cuba that his great grandmother had been a slave and so that benito came to taught while people talk to benito's and your son's really good. And you have to help you have to basically give your blessing for him to go and play the united states. Because he's snack up at walk ratio west sergeant now sergey. He was sorry he was an officer. He wasn't just a regular soldier sergeant because at thirty aside because he the the growth is now board. Combating suicide In the market are we have get here. So the notes. 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And it's notable here that didn't have a salary they were being paid by the split of the gate and so the team only had twelve to fourteen players and like many of the other players might thin had to play multiple positions because it was very short roster and so they began to play and what they earned was based on that gate. Whatever they collected in terms with the fans paid see them and that was their share. They will have to split while thirteen or fourteen days. Depending on the number of players on the team and thousand coal sheriff thought be made up will say wound up gallinson relegate while of venus who will. They've sat mental catching manteca. Forget the thousand. Guises realist made Gotcha out by the way. Give gel on donen. Okay okay. y'all got out of position so he said that My dane in starting. Play the cuban starting to play short. Play first second pitcher. He played in the outfield third base. The only position he didn't play was catcher. 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But i put traps one Notes is that what my tinto was able to do. In one thousand nine twenty three now. Rookie season was to exhibit versus within his ability set. It actually gave him that opportunity. Some of his teammates call them demand that the lucky guy the man of good fortune because he played wherever anyone else couldn't play on the field and that actually gave him the opportunity to develop that failure chaconne described the development of of india diego in his versatility and playing every day. And that this was the negro leagues was not an easily. The travel was difficult. The level of play was high and he was just sixteen years old. And what better school of training could someone have that. What my ego had in that one thousand nine hundred nineteen three season because he was playing every day with filling every slot in the field and that when he came back to cuba he was such a better player because now he had this experience of basically playing anywhere and everywhere and accelerate made aki canoe in illinois the windy today by lethal the gore. Yellowcake said below. You say it out. Owners dia peaches. Their eagles wrestle. Santa lira hoarders lonzo. To grow. Rich on base this yokum prostate ally. You only the advice. Analytic iwo on the Worked in alenia for so Shared a quote from the how. The cuban herald was in spanish at amdo. The coup on november twentieth nineteen twenty-three which describes the development and ability to martine On the mound where chuck on convinced. Alex won't bass to ballantyne drake and also mccain on to take their turns on the mount those local traduced assay the he'll Hebrew selling up unit thousand. The heat will not any Secondly by the mcclellan in a link cohered full-body solo Killing in leaning but duda donald single carrera Image society about thirty so the other people on opposing team had said that a that the eagle had nothing and yet they can only get one hit off him while he was pitching and and the following pitcher that the stars put in they scored five runs off so there we begin to an indication of the ability and again it was only sixteen years old. This is part of what to me was so fascinating. I'm now editor realizing from my own. Research for cuban star. Now you have a sixteen year old medina yugo just excelling in the negro leagues against his type flight competition. I'm a. He was pitching against. The pittsburgh crawford's playing against the crawford's in the other great teams of the negro leagues his period. And it's it's amazing. Enter and could i ask you just to give us a brief summary of alex pump his career. Because i know you've written a book about him and another hall of famer whose career intersects with he goes sure So on hundred pumped dez. Alex bombay's was born in a key. West florida grew up in tampa but comes to harlem in nineteen tana's a twenty year old and he loved baseball. I went in. I think she helps to do is to form a team called the treatment stars and in the buck cuban star i'm how League owner changed the face of baseball. I talked about his showdown with the belly. Nour's over the team but in nineteen twenty three. He was during the wintertime. He went down to cuba and actually saw my ego playing and he sought to convince and fellow chuckle was the manager of the team and so days wanted to get the or common they were successful in in bringing him in so one of the really interesting things for me. And this is what a scout John creek noted this that a lot of the players alagbon baz really liked. Were very similar to my indego long. Lambs the kind of stimulus. Bill tall with with Ability to ron and really Have multiple tools and so the goal would go from being one of his players to the manager of the cuban stars on multiple occasions. Just like you would manage in the mexican league in the cuban league in the indiana's waylon lee and so you know our beds and the career might've the you know kind of in a nearly Are parallel tracks about The ability to have such greatness come out of cuba and then even expand beyond cuba. This is really the story of the cuban stars in story of diego. It's about going not just to the united states but throughout the caribbean world in latin american baseball will and having an impact get. I tape on pace. Kelly monthly issue for best. It came through shallow water. Latino many ghana's thousand leeann knows what. I made it a lot against Who always her polygamy gotta binzhou going buddy. They puerto rico dom being all. I thought he'd Belie or more alex. 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I'm data's on two of the biggest teams but history play primarily in the midwest and included white cubans that were playing in the negro leagues as contribution was that he brought black latino players from throughout the caribbean into the negro leagues and really expanded the game that way and of course. He is in five hall of fame. The us the mexican venezuelan. Cuban dominican hall of fame and adrian. Was it very common for players as he did to go from country to country and league to league and i know that martine played in independent leagues as well as in the negro leagues. So just to make ends meet to make money. Was it very typical for players to be globetrotters. In that way. The very last latino players could become globetrotters and play in the top leagues because the mexican league during the nineteen thirties and nineteen forties. They had the top town throughout latin america. Dave recruited top talented. They could either negro leagues. This is where you see. Mani irving and roy campanella in satchel and josh allen cars coming. They're also getting thin also gave white cubans away from the major leagues to succumb and play in mexico. So that was really. I would argue during that period of time as close to a major league. You're gonna get without being mlb outside of the negro leagues and so we see a number of of talented ballplayers wasteful aldama. Who had played outfield for the prompt dodgers for several years goes down to mexico during this period and the war period in particular world. Where two time. And this is where you'll also see my ego. Have the opportunity to be a manager and one of the fascinating stories i think. Sometimes we don't get enough appreciation for. Is that in the mexican league in venezuela in a couple of these other leaks. The ego manager team that was basically integrated into is of people in the united states. If that team played in the us league it would be seen as integrated because you had like skin. 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It'll had fought for in cuba as part of the cuban liberation army and that this is of what really motivated the eagle to join the socialist party in terms because they fought for a vision up down treating everyone equally. That was what he had learned from his own father and his father had sought to teach everyone and so while he is encountering this racism and resistance. He is becoming a better and better baseball player and you told us about the beginning of his career and how he was so versatile and but i know that he soon became one of the best hitters in the negro leagues and he worked on hitting the curve ball until he was great at that too so ultimately how would you sort of summarize his greatness as a player as a pitcher compared to as a hitter and where was he best on the field applicable laws middle. 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Anything that you'd care to add to that adrian from your own research and knowledge of the negro leagues and caribbean leaks of sort of where he stacks up to the other legends and just how impressive performance was so in doing research on the new york. Cubans and cuban stars that algebra's Operated out of new york you have a young wording. The ego eighteen nineteen years old competing for the home. Run record of the negro leagues with you know twenty five thirty year old slugger the best and and a talk into a few of the players interviewed over the years who who witnessed my data play. Is that hit. He hit these the he hit the ball hard and they were like line. Drive bombs That were just legendary in how quickly. They left the ballpark today. We will have fellow speed and he would definitely be a heavy low guy and the other thing was he very much was someone who was very confident in his abilities. And so there is epic series between the pittsburgh crawford. It's a new york cubans. Were it goes out to the seventh game and might dane puts himself into pitch to try to close after series. Unfortunately the new york cubans lose to the pittsburgh crawford's by it is again one of the epic battles of the negro leagues. Anyone who appreciates the history of the negro leagues. No that these were. The elite players of black baseball gathered together. And for me to understand how martine he. It's mine bodley to have today. People talk about shohei ohtani under like amazed at his ability. This was mighty. Nato was played shortstop regularly. He would play center field. He would play. You know he would pet. She would take his turn off the bat and was constant among the league leaders in hitting and for power but he didn't have one position that throughout his career he was constantly moving around as it best suited the team that day and the ability to excel is in right field. He's on onto mount his. He's not gonna take a turn at second base at shore. Maybe he might in center field but the ego was and he was doing that at such a level that the other teams always planned around. Where's diego is he going to be on the mound today. Is he gonna be batting. Third fat like we're like you had to game plan around indigo. And and that and that he did that into his forties. The love he has for the game was amazing. Azure one other story. Because i did. Research india regional archives in sync flannels and somewhat. Who is a historian. I have never had the opportunity to watch. My team diva play. There is no video of him playing. You got the oil history of players. Who saw him play. But when i get to see in the municipal archives instead inflatables was a letter of my thing the ego when he was a serving in the cuban ministry of sport and it was him advocating for more equipment more materials to help the youth in atlanta which becomes absorbed into the province of wales. 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They didn't have a trainer and the players had figured out for themselves so my team wanted his remedies was always having this hot towel on his on his throwing arm to to make sure it stays loose sometimes he would put tobacco on it because o'byrne Probably works to limit like icy hot To keep the arm lusa and and that these guys would face each other in cuba than they play against each other in the negro leagues and they go down to mexico and then plant and they would see each other. Oh my god there is again you know. And they're playing year round and they're playing at that high level and so they had to figure it out for themselves. There wasn't the the advantage. Current players do have in really having sports medicine today coaches that that specialize in keeping conditioning that they had to do it for themselves these zuma molded s a child that i saw it said Angered but also blip. We chatted so through a hint. Jolly miami beach and those to complain this gate. The handed Ultra shield differential Via so you talked about satchmo page who use like called a serpent oil surfing greece and put it on his arm to st louis. He'll pitch today and tomorrow and another city in pitched a third day in a row and just travelling these players had to find their own Remedies and ways of being always prepared to play during that era. The fact why level was guessing Fussy komo's sinoe worldwide. I i've Didn't go travel. Senate shonan of gambling. That will getting what galitsin. Who must he notes like motivation. You don't play you. Don't get paid and so you you have to play in order to get paid. And so that's why they figured out all these ways and not to criticize today's players they didn't have contracts back then that you know a salary that took care of them today. They have a salary they can. You know take care of their bodies a different way for back. Then you gotta play in order to get paid okay. Well before we go adrian. I guess i'll ask you. Is there anything that we haven't touched on that. You would want people to know about tahiko either his career or who you as a person or as a player or the larger legacy of latino players in the negro leagues and beyond in the days when the color barrier was still in effect martine. Do you go had a profound impact. On latino players particularly players like owed s minoso as he was known in cuba before he became many monosso here minnie. Minoso rights all the time As a youth that how he looked up to my ego he played for him and this was a role model that madina hugo was a role model for many afro cuban players because of how he played in how he carried himself. That was just like a standard i in the best comparative person. I would say to have that kind of prolific impact on a group of players about the clemente. That people want to live up to half lamenting As figure this was my indego particularly within black baseball circles. During the era of the color line he was not just a great player. They saw him as the kind of person they want to learn how to behave like how carry themselves. Like the consummate professional consummate person who cared about the other guy to make sure all the players on the team were taken care of and that we often lose sight of because we focus on much under versatility of diego the and versatility going from being a player but also being a manager and losing sight that as an individual person he really had an impact on generations of cuban players and other negro league players because of how he carried himself in terms of his personality and gilbert. Oh do you have any last thoughts on your father as a player as a person anything that we have not talked about today and some intels soviet superbug with sauna almost Allow followed seek ed and financed by the program. Charline black the cake man phone and you won't be a again that clement threatened or you are out of persona a santa medine. The inflation throughout through three thirty me good any lap that they sang Fossils way Buddy and if it's an feeder jewelry may Were makeable. Y'all got up on site or benesch. Suada choya for the record near la Would eight fina maintain in one thousand news. Is it use a way. He ankle throughout Necessarily is came a lot. They like they might team vehicle Own associazione the whole in a may go. Johnny's bite us suicide failure all male event notes. That when i was talking about glen and his altruism that the he recalls that his father my deal was also an altruistic person and that he had the opportunity to of follow his follow father's footsteps in working in mexico in working in venezuela and being in a traveling to puerto rico now living in the united states and that wherever he has lived and traveled. He's heard others talking about his father's altruism his his philanthropic endeavors and that for example in mexico that montenegro had founded an organization for mexican youth down there out of his own money. And i would add remember. These guys weren't earning a lot of money. So to to you know to save and to create a found an organization to help others was really ahead of his time and employer in a sign of the altruism and how medina was very much interested in helping others not just underplay philander attain. Them beyond plainfield comedy. Kind on my coach. Marta when he got it may be one thousand ee and a bully communica. So he'd met on notes that he forgot to mention the dominican republic and that he needs to be sure to mention it because his wife is from the dominican republic. And if he does it he might have some trouble at home that you know again. There's another place thin. The eagle had a profound impact upon. And so the legacy that lives on those are the faces samper going through the Came along this wound up a may go. Incomplete through sanyo As saying okay. I need your ballot L'amitie allow three lilacs quinoa The dania unit gave web by the one short. Ooh one through four la Got through Khaindrava will be a yield bustle cut optical a saved me but bundled Socially yakking bali gentle jonnu bagel idea coined the the sob shield Locate throttled literally had a liberal with them being casey. I'm a three or four watt ain't him in blogs us. They wanted the potato day siobhaun for aid society in office. You now's the. I made it got out with Cornall con nosotros income at the ceo. The hallway caicedo nabokov World latin america so in everywhere that he'd been thaw has lived and traveled to all these countries. They talk a thin. The goes generosity He recalls meeting an older person than when you bet though met him who knew my thing as a young person and that my thin had played the tuition to school tuition. So that's that person that man could as liam boy could attend school and that also is important to note that when the happening shulin fifty nine that madden return to cuba and his. This always was to help the cuban people. His belief in the revolution was that it was going to end racism to address the problem of race in cuba to address other issues that were ongoing in cuba. In that era that my ego was very much a committed socialist. He believe in dall- said ideas but he was not a communist and yet he remained in cuba because that was his land. I was his people and he was committed to the people of cuba and that he has also written another book. Because while people know about my you'd meant also wants people to understand that in this book. S today up on symphony forever. Stars he has the story of forty other players from the air that my india played so that the youth young fans of the game fans of the game in general no these players and understand the path that they created of opportunity for other players would follow them. Well this was wonderful to talk to you and to learn about martine. And i will link to adrian's books and i will link to heal bertos books for anyone who wants more information and you can find hilbert o on twitter at gd hugo you can also find adrian twitter at a de burgos junior. Thank you so much of berto mateus crises plus about continue dominant blowing contra informally. Don't they brahma might. Thin deal is on the ghanaian formally so you can also find him on youtube on the channel formula. The eagle and that they're talking also about the foundation montenegro and so he's all over social media so you can get to know more about my indego impact across baseball and adrian. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and also for translating. Which i know is not easy. Must have been a test of your note taking and short term memory. So thank you. thank you for having me. Thank march and sore for my poor english. Because i thought for my five just started for me he speaks a good for the atlanta. In listen is very important for martinez for the base for only kua. She only in the america. Yes thank you okay. Thank you both appreciate it. Blessed thank you. Ben and visible plus it all right. That will do it for today. Thanks for listening. Hope you enjoyed the interview. Thanks for bearing with the unusual format and it takes longer to have it in two languages but it felt like the right way to do justice to the eagles legacy and to respect hilbert does time and also make the conversation accessible to spanish speakers who may not speak english and on monday night shohei otani who went three for five hit a deco s double one hundred nineteen miles per hour. That is the hardest hit ball since giancarlo stanton hit a home. Run harder last. July and otani is now one of five players who have hit all that hard in a mutually game that was by statcast. The yankees trio of stanton aaron judge and gary sanchez and nelson cruz. And now otani and the new ball does seem to have goose exit speed slightly but that was crushed so daego would have approved. Maybe in the future we can do segments on the other. Negro leagues to a great actually took a nap a little bit before that interview in had a nightmare that i slept to long at i missed it. Just a glimpse into the podcasters psyche. There was quite relieved to wake up and discover that. I still had time to talk to hilbert adrian. You still have time to support effectively. Wild on patriot. Patriotic dot com slash effectively wild. The following five listeners have already signed up and played some small at the amount to help. Keep the podcast. Going and get themselves access to some perks. 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Hour 2: The Scourge of Multitasking

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

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Hour 2: The Scourge of Multitasking

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So i support that you need to do the same. They're supporting the show. That you guys love adventure. Auto at advance auto parts and participating carquest locations. This is the dan le. Batard show with stugatz podcasts. The blue bird school bus. That's part of my right. Weren't feel like driving a bus with flat wheel. You get tired of after like two days is there. Is there a distinction for you greg In like a school bus versus like a city bus. Or whatever are you got the flat wheel. Keep in mind grope honeymooners fan in. We all know that ralph kramden drove us driver. Yeah so that was That that's part of the the lure of bus driving as well was kramden You what are you gonna bus drivers in movies or tv. I i say that chris farley from that's it that's all i wanted to. Yeah so no. Who do you think of ralph crampton. Yeah gotta be ralph hero. Very own drivers thought of probably miss frizzle magic school bus here. You go. and she's a teacher see drove own. School bus ever watched it. You know my my track coach. Who is also. The athletic director in high school was the one that would drive the bus. Which i always thought was interesting like there were some triple rat race. Yeah he was a jack of all. I am also had. He also the jose. Oh kendall threat to drive around with a tractor and we always kind of wonder like what is he doing. And how did he get them to buy him a tractor that he's driving around like the field but he was always up to something is always up to something. A jack of all trades you kind of fixed and do it all. I feel like a good A good run of the tractor could be very very relaxing. You know you gotta have a piece of wheat hanging out of your at your mouth. The right hat on right. If you're not doing anything just driving around. It feels like a good feeling like yes. I'm just kind driving around the tractor. Getting ready to land georgia's plan those davey. We rarely agree on anything. I'm glad we all agree on the long case of week out of your mouth if we not available a long strand. Hey right yes. He also teach us to tell time if we didn't have a watch on the sun and showed us like a hand thing they need you to the sunday. Yeah i was kinda like by. Feel like i wasn't getting it because he was always close to right but i was like i just feel like i can put my hands anyway just kind of guests more or less time so like i know one time we got here so i have a general idea how long we've been here. I could figure it out more or less. Have a sundial in his backyard. I don't know i've never been to his house. You know what he is greg. He's a jack of all trades was while he still is still with us trader. Jack all. I'm sorry i kill them. No no no no. I said he was a fine man. Can do it all greg. I couldn't see you driving a charter bus though. No it's not even a charter. Bus school bus no i. That's what i'm saying. I i a difference short distances. For greg i think yeah i'm not into Being a greyhound pilot for example. I I want a school bus or bus can be one of those two. I was gonna say could see your in your older years driving school bus kind of like a retirement gig but yeah i i like. We're kinda getting there though. No found also be the guy Bagging groceries and publix and five years. Really yeah little chitchat. Small talk. I probably would be a small type guy. Yeah what would you. What would you lie and be. Let's say i'm going out with like some eggs. Vitamins milk anna loaf of bread. Would you say to me here. Eating healthy young about that. And then if somebody is buying you know to twelve packs it'd be like an party time a your house. My right right. you're taking the. You're taking their bags out to their car regardless of whether they want to or not at least i know i would right because then you're forcing them to make a decision on tip. You know right right well you know. Unfortunately they make me wear that little pin that says no no tipping please right sticker over the no on that and just tipping please or i scratch out the no. Isn't that what he said. Adding grocery store worker like the person that i put all my items on the conveyor belt. And they're like. Oh you're having italian tonight It's like don't test what. I'm having for dinner parties at your house today. Couple of twelve packs like oh party tonight. It's like your dad what you just described as don't don't make an assessment on what i'm doing this evening. Based on my grocery selection direction know catchers public required to ask. Did you find everything you need it. And i'm kinda guy who literally answers them. And i'm like no. I was looking for frozen lima beans needed and have any and they never want to hear that. Response yet voted years not in charge of the lima beans thing. Nothing worse. well. I guess there's worse things but for the sake of the expression nothing worse when they move. Things are in the grocery store. says we don't need to reinvent the wheel we don't need to reorganize the store for whatever the i know where everything is. I'm here all the time. Let's just keep things where they go yankee. S why isn't there a template for public. Says i feel like every public says like daily over here and the over there and then meet over there. Like shouldn't every one of them be the same my bearings. Every time i go to a new public. That's happened to me. Sometimes that either like a target or a walmart where sometimes it's like the inverse of the opposite one and it's like well wait a minute. Hold on how are we doing everything. The exact same way but almost in a mirror from this other store like i'm completely threw up and you'd think i'd know are i will instead of one to the right. It's now one aisle to the left but no it completely throws my brain off and i can't figure it out. I just walk around. also. I don't know what it is. A go into one of those big stores just have to stroll around. See what there is. Even if i know what. I'm want even if i know i'm just gonna go in for one or two things i also just. I always have to go by the electronics. Check out to see what's going on with the tv's. I'm not buying a tv. I have a tv. I'm not getting any of that stuff. Need to see need to see what new movies are out on. Dvd have about a dvd and ten years. But i wanna see what's out there were books are new recommended by you. Know sam walton. Whoever it is that recommends the books at walmart gotta check all that stuff out a favorite store. Take a around my new favorite store. I don't really get much. They have a trader. Jack's become one of my favorite storage. That's trader joe's think jack mckean's a supermarket chain. I mean by the way would it kill them to have a name brand anything like after figure out what everything is because everything is joe's this joe's that and everything has a cute little kitschy name and like can we just like. Where's the coke. Where's the pepsi like. And you just tell me where. The things that i know are we. Don't need new names for everything. All right let's put all of these things on. The poll plays charge. Would it wild trader. Jacks would've killed trader. Jacks to have a name brand anything. Do you have to get your bearings every time you go in to a new publix. Do you have to stroll around any big store. You walk into force and does it enrage you that the grocery clerk is making an assessment about your party weekend based on the amount of beer in your cart all of it at show gregor you ready to do a back in my day. You do not seem confident in your back in my day. It is rare. Should we do a back in my day. Where greg cody is not confident. Because he is saying publicly. Doesn't do this very often. I'm not feeling good about what i have to do here. Those tend to be the best was he likes to set the bar very very low so he can exceed it. So i love when greg says i know you hate it. I love it because those tend to be the one. I don't feel like we've ever had success here if greg greg thinks it's bad it's going to be bad. Probably we've actually had some success. And sue guides to the the scots thing where he makes one the new rule so we wanna talk about adnan. Virk debut. I don't know how he did last night. He very quietly ended up very quickly ended up all of a sudden a big giant name in wrestling announcing this kind of appeared out of nowhere did not. This is a surprise. You get to metal arc media then a couple of days later. Boom your profile increases this dream come true job for adnan virk yes. Let's go ahead and take all the credit for success. That happened quickly. Well i mean listen. It was on the heels of him. Doing party was on the heels of him. You know being announced on southbound possessions that is now a member of metalwork media. I mean we are stepping stones. And that's what you have become. We are stepping stones for greater Greater careers what mental arc is here for. We are here to elevate anyone who joins us so tell the people mike were able to watch any of this. How do receive. I watched raw while received the internet wrestling community is very difficult but i did watch with the sound on which is not something i ever do to to to root for our guy adnan and a for first crack that. That's a very difficult job. They just throw them with two people that he's never worked with before polished professionals but this is the first time he's calling wrestling at that level and it's the first time he's working with these people at that level on live programming no less. So it's a very difficult job the feedback. I saw a lot of people willing to give him a chance as a lot of people happy because they remember him from espn or and be network. And i saw a lot of people that were upset that he replaced the guy that was doing it before who is also good at it. So you'll like anything you have to give it time. And that's not necessarily what the internet wrestling community is known for. I'm wondering. Is this like a situation. Because stephen is breaking things down. Dan is just the voice. The community was not happy. When stephen as started analyzing ufc fights are is the wrestling community. Not happy simply because they're comfortable with their voice. They don't like god if realize wrestling community. Was that passionate about who called the wrestling gonna be doing analysis but one of the i can imagine one of the criticisms before it's even started is. He is a polish professional broadcaster. And my guess is sight unseen people. Want extra enthusiasm okay him. He's got the enthusiasm. I think the feedback. Some people really liked his enthusiasm whereas the guy before gone up through the ranks and his calling out doesn't know everybody's move right. He's gonna be reacting but they have. They've already done a pretty good job. In letting the analysis the color commentary guys come in and actually call the move said so i think they're going to find their voice rather quickly. The interesting part about the wrestling. Play by play. Job is that it's not really about play by plates about pushing the story for right. It's not about like the technical aspects of it are somewhat important and fans like to hear that you know all the moves but it's more about you are you are responsible for pushing the story. It's interesting because mike. And i were comparing notes off of wrestlemainia. He has a different experience being in the stadium and not being able to hear the commentators than i do at home with their constantly pushing the narrative the story of what's going on they have their buzzwords and it's a very difficult job that add an disagreed to because i do like to get feedback as you're talking live and that voice on the other. End is vincent mcmahon with a very particular idea of how he wants the messaging to go. He's basically shadow calling. The events live at they. Call it the gorilla position into your headphones live. So it's very intimidating. And i don't envy the job. It's a very tall order. I look forward to talking to adnan about that job. And i look forward to infiltrating his broadcast with once he gets better at it with listener phrases. There was a hint of that. And i'm curious. Edmonds is going to be joining us on thursdays flying back from. Wwe thunderdome right now. And i heard a collision course and some little breadcrumbs. It could just be part of his normal vernacular. But i'm excited. There are possibilities. Although like i said vince mcmahon is in his ear the entire time. It's going to be hard to get these by him. Did you guys hear what he said. Hey guys it's billy thou his weird. That is not a real thing witty. Can you paint the picture of what it looked like. When you and mike were comparing notes. Yeah i had my. I had my legal pad. Log is yellow pages and I had a comprehensive breakdown in my thoughts on bad bunnies technique. We did the canadian destroyer. Him i mean that was extraordinary. Luckily for you. He backed everything up. Even though it was analog with carbon paper so he'll have not pass them around. When you get back a couple of dorks cutting it up. I want to ask the group here. Because chris wittingham if you do. Not know is a broadcaster. Extraordinaire he as a prodigy around here. Chris cody clearly threatened by him because wittingham is a professional broadcaster and he is doing a bunch of mls games this week. He is vastly overqualified to be spending any time in the shipping container. Because he is a He is somebody who is a broadcaster in front of the camera and he is lending his time doors to help us. Because we're leaking every of the pirate ship. Can we infiltrate his mls broadcasts with any phrases or is he too young in his career right now so that should wittingham. To god's be gentle here be honest with someone who cares about wittingham in his career. We don't wanna sabotage. What are you giving me the matombo finger for billy. Because i'm going to tell you what he's afraid to tell you because we had this conversation off air last week ra like how long is it going to be. The end starts asking wittingham to be doing things in a broadcast and put his career in jeopardy. And i don't want to betray any confidences. But i'll just say one broadcast around the conversations like not sure how comfortable i'd be doing that i'm going to be able to do that. We'll mention any names. I'd say maybe maybe let's leave him alone for a little bit and then when he gets to like monday night football you come back and you're like all right. You owe us one now. I'm a little offended someone who is also doing games. I'm doing of across games. No one's asking me to we show terms the games. What's strangest jellison real. I feel left out. A real tree falls in the forest type situation. Gad's when you call them lacrosse. At twelve o'clock noon on a thursday on big ten network i want to toss into the mawes of stugatz. And greg cody a football question from yesterday as it appears that julian edelman is retiring. I know there was a brief moment. There where people saw that the patriots had released him and immediately assume. Wait a minute. Scott miller's job is in jeopardy in tampa assume he's going to end up there immediately but it turns out that it's just paperwork and element is retiring. I still think you'll figure out a way to be playing with brady. And tampa bay neck sees all right again. We'll put it on. The poll will edmund figure out a way to be on grunk shoulders by the time. Tampa bay takes. Its first snap next member. Gronk was retired two guys but let me ask. Let me ask before. I ask you guys whether or not eshelman will be back. We stu gods is giving you the opinion that he will be tampa bay buc next year. Yes or no. Julian edelman is a hall of famous. I'm so happy we're having this discussion thing. Yes okay. I got my notes. Carbon paper backed up. What are you got your. I know i've got what i feel. Like is is the best notes. I don't feel like anyone's got better notes than me. But let's see if someone steals these notes from me which are stolen from somewhere else. What do you have. Stu gods yes or no hall of famer No sniff test. No wow. that's it okay. Very quick. I'm glad you didn't elaborate. Actually makes us go through this quicker without less painful analysis from you on element. Greg cody are you a hall of fame voter. I am not in if i were. There's no way in hell on voting for julian edelman. You know he. He was elevated by his proximity to brady other than that. I think he's had a pretty much average career. I don't have a stats in front of me in all fairness average. I wouldn't say i wouldn't say it was an says. No an average career is probably a bit harsh. She did not have an average career. All debatable All right put it on the poll. Guillermo did julian edelman have an average career. Guys gotta be shitting me mike. What are your not on this subject. I would like to outsource my note to add five. Six one underscore kev. Santana's three thousand more yards than thirty more touchdowns than julian edelman. Moss's never ever been considered a hall of fame finalist. This julian edelman talk is absurd. Warren sharp of sharp football says love julian edelman but compare his career. To hines ward. Who can't make the final ballot and hall of fame voting. The last five years catches hines has a thousand. Julian has six hundred twenty yards. Hines has twelve thousand. Julian has fewer than seven thousand. Td's hind has eighty six. Julian has thirty six super bowl. Mvp they both have one pro. Bowls hines has four. Julian edelman has zero so if toward is not a hall of famer julian edelman cannot be a hall of famer. There's only two words as to why julian edelman is even inconsideration amongst boston. Fan be the hall of famer. They are talk barney trophy. Tom brady throw it in your throw. It in your mls broadcast white guy. These show in free time for some ads. Hey let's take a minute for our friends over at advance auto parts. They are our fred's they support us. We ask you that you support. 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What would they have to give up to get the number four. Now meet falcons right. Well it sort of depends on if there's an auction for four to get a quarterback right like what if someone is enamored with fields like speaking of the patriots. I think like it. It's been rumored that the patriots really unjust in fields. How far upper they're going to have to go. Because even after san francisco presumably takes mack jones at three they're still two quarterbacks either trae lancer justin field kind of you can have an auction for which i think is why the dolphins got up to six in case there. Spot is the one where that auction tastes takes. Place stugotz doesn't trust kyle shanahan. Why don't you trust kyle. Shanahan stu got wolkanczik kyle. Shanahan is walking around telling everyone. I'm telling you this is what's happening that he loves that jones. The alabama quarterback. I don't think he likes them at all. I i think it's a total smokescreen. I think what shanahan is doing there is. He is giving you the appearance that he loves. Jones the quarterback from alabama so people will trade up because of shanahan says. Hey this quarterbacks going to be great teams are going to be willing to trade anything. They can to go up and get the quarterback that he deems that's going to be you know the next big thing in the nfl. As i think it's a smokescreen to acquire more pigs. I think he's totally fine. Moving down a little bit in the first round and take a trae lancer ticky. Justin feels that is not a coach. I trust if you trust them. That's on you. I would not. That's my advice to everyone out there. What he says something. It means exactly the opposite guillermo. Put it on the poll. Trust kyle shanahan. Is that on you. Greg cody was delighted. By the phrase smokescreen. He was radiant. Looked hose coil. He was nodding his head vigorously as the mom and always sunny and he was red-faced and just delighted with the idea of a smokescreen. Why am i like in appearance to an aging woman. I don't quite get that haircut aging man. Yes you know. It's your hair cut. And i believe that we have photographic proof i believe juju on our social media accounts his put that out there but i was just reading from some stats on twitter. You guys realize that. Three point three percent of the population. Roughly is on twitter. Only seven percent of the population is on twitter. And then half of it never says anything so you got basically three and a half of the popular three and a half percent of the population that is in anywhere in the world is on twitter which means that you're just hearing from the same three percent of the time that's for the united states which i also believe half the accounts that are actually speaking half of that half or just russian bonds turkish soccer fans that are doing photo shots of callers center. And the people you're hearing from the people you've chosen to hear from more than likely think exactly the same way you do so really. Twitter doesn't offer you any source of anything other than what you kinda wanna hear already. I've we all every election cycle every two years. We find out Well twitter had me confu. Who's our world was very small. I wanted to talk to you guys about something. That is being devalued here before we get to the greg cody back in my day that he has no confidence in. We've talked before around here. How quickly in the last twenty years baseball has changed in a number of different ways. Not the least of which is to. God's is it even possible. Honest to god in twenty twenty one. Is it possible for anybody in baseball to do anything. That would allow them to occupy space in the american public consciousness. That felt like derek jeter. Is it possible. is there anything at all. That could possibly happen in baseball personality. Type team position. Anything that would give someone. The mythical stardom of lemme long for the day of joe dimaggio a pinstriped hero at shortstop derrick. Jeeter is that even possible today. i don't think it's possible certainly not with performance. It would have to be because you have my trap pretty good numbers that we've never seen before. No one cares about them. It would have to be someone who of transcends the sport and doesn't stuff off the field. I don't think it's. I don't think people care enough about baseball so in keeping with that. What's happened over the last two decades. What you had devalued is one of the many things the no hitter. Basically that used to be a no hitter was thrown in baseball. Twenty thirty years ago it. Stop everything you're doing tune into the game in the ninth inning. That's not what's happening anymore. tune into the game night. Then it would also lead sportscenter no matter what else happened in sports or no hitter with lino. We're the games in the eighth inning. If somebody was throwing a no hitter does a player in baseball. I know this might sound like a strange question. Even really need to go out and like transcend sports because the contracts now are so much were just want like mike trout. Who doesn't have to do anything doesn't have to be known by anyone. He a ton of money doesn't need to make any effort in getting people to know him and he's good for life like if you don't desire align light why do they need to be part of the rest of modern culture. Oh i'm just asking if baseball can produce an icon. Today is all i'm asking. I'm not saying it's too bad gig to be lynn door or tat teased trout guaranteed three hundred forty million for the rest of your life and be anonymous. I'm just asking if baseball can have that place in anybody's consciousness today to turn somebody into a legitimate star that makes them an american icon the way across generation. The guys in our lifetime. Billy are jeeter and their brady and lebron. You know who they are. They're just the guys who get to be the and michael jordan. That's it mean. Billy going back to the eighties either. Stand this way. Bob's in tony. Gwynn were big the damn reno. It just was like the sport was more popular back then. That baseball players were really the stores of all sports. Now it's football players and basketball players but baseball players were by far the most popular athletes at one time. I guess my question more though is like is a baseball player even wanna be an icon like what. What would they get out of that but the contracts being what they are. What's the point. So would you want to be derek. Jeter is what. Billy is asking there because that speaks to what is going to feel like a bygone time. I would assume that anybody would want to be instead of anonymous. If you're if you're looking at what's happening with children today where instead of being doctors and lawyers what they want to actually be vloggers and youtubers and influencers. Like if if that's i don't know who you're speaking to billy whether own fear of you know what i'd rather just make money. Nobody ever looks at me. I don't know why. I think most people listening to this or saying what you talking about. Of course i'd love to be jeeter. I i thing though is like kids now bloggers and famous and rich and this and that that's how they see celebrities they're like youtubers and tiktok than his unruly old. Saying this birdie made it in the sport and you've got in the money which is what kids want or whatever like is the celebrity really worth it like. What is the headache worth for a mike trout. And that's what. Yeah it's a good idea to transcend to be an icon baseball. I think you have to do stuff and be willing to say stuff that impacts things off the field and if you're stanton if you're one of those trout you have three hundred and thirty guaranteed dollars. Why would you say anything little rest of your life. Happy and imagine. What are you talking about what jeeter ever say. He became an out saying anything ever like. What are you talking about. Yeah but now see. That's at a time. We're baseball was more popular. Where people cared more about baseball. Now if you want to be derek. Jeeter cared about that way. I don't think it's possible would just on field performance. Don't jeeter was jeter in new york in in yankee pinstripes. If jerry geeta was playing his whole career in milwaukee he wouldn't be the derrick. Jeeter that We know them today. You can't be that kind of icon if you say stuff stugatz. It's the exact opposite. All of the guys were talking about tiger wood. Tom brady derek. Jeter michael jordan never said anything. Not a one of them. That's the only way to become an icon to billy's point. I remember talking to your beloved saco about that billy. He'd so desperately wanted to be rich without the fame. He was always lamenting in a way. That was yes seriously yes. He was always lamenting. Why can't i just be a doctor. Who makes a lot of money and nobody knows him. While dating madonna yes while having photographs. Don't believe i'm sure. I'm jose promising you that he said that. It's hard to believe foot alien. Jose can go with the goat's in the back of this in the missing chandelier didn't wanna be famous. This correct. yes. But where i was leading us before we get to the back in my day is when a lost the finger that's correct lost the finger at a poker fake fight because his brother one instead of him purple speedo on the surreal life. Yes he wore a purple speedo. On the surreal. Life did not want be famous. He wanted to just be a rich doctor. He said but the thing that i wanted to ask you about was the specific is dr kent seko. Sorry dr kent saco now on nine. Shut it off. Fine you'll be fine. Takes the devalued maybe not advil. I got something. I can fix that. Fix the devalued. No hitter the thing. That i wanted to talk about with joe musgrove of the padres throwing the first no hitter in padres history. The last the last team did not have a no hitter. I thought the mets didn't have one. But evidently i forgot the johan santana one that wrecked his arm and his career and his future. He threw one hundred and eighty pitch. Joe moscow. I was gonna say a real fun game would be. Mike tries to name anyone. That's thrown a no hitter in the last four years and I'm going joe. Moss groped in okay. So let's see if you can get that list together and i will read it to the audience. If someone else data we will play that game. But the thing that i wanted to talk about with you guys for two days as it regards joe musco because i don't think this was a pleasant experience for him throwing the no hitter and before you think that's a crazy take it's because superstitiously he had to pee from the fourth inning on that was a heroic performance we just saw and no one's paying attention to it. Because it's a padre on the west coast that too went through five superstitious innings of needing the p and the celebration afterward without going to the bathroom. And i believe it to be the biggest heroic performance since curt schilling bloody sock game in baseball. Do you guys you guys know how hard it is to hold it for many many innings. What are you shaking your head about billy. Because he had to. That's right and you think this is unpleasant for. He grew up padres fan. He threw the first no hitter. Padres history you think that he would take it back to supe- peeing not needing to p for five innings i- maintaining in baseball slow as baseball is unbearable. I think it's an amazing feat. I'm with you did. They should upgrade it to a perfect game. They should put it on the poll. Guillermo should the no hitter be upgraded to a perfect game because the pitcher had to pee for five innings and held it time. Now for greg. Cody's back in my day and now in these to take a trip down memory lane. Here's your guy. Could he with back in my day. Golf so inspired by masters week. I'm playing golf on saturday. When all once i hear loud music. That'd be loud because it sounds far away yet is so audible. I can make out. It's kenny chesney. Is it coming from one of the townhouses or high rise apartments ringing. The course no then i realized the sound is coming from one of the golf carts in the force him about one hundred yards in front of us. What the nobody has a boombox anymore. So it must be a bluetooth speaker blasting or something like that breach of golfing decorum. I shot at the top of my loan at all. I can hear his chesney yodeling about some beach in mexico who plays music on a golf course just about everybody. My age. Christopher informed me christ gulf used to be the church of sports you could count on the tranquility and quiet. The symphony of golf is in the small. Sounds the muted golf clap. The plastic click of ball dropping in cup. When i'm playing golf. The only sound i want to hear a birds chirping and christopher saying nice shot dead which i never here because when my annual birdie. Putt he's on the phone checking stocks or listening to earbuds that guy with the loud music in his car. He was one of those annoying golfer to suck but wanted to look the part as we caught up with him at t box a few holes away i notice. He hit his name embossed on his bag and was wearing long pants like they do on the pga tour also. He was one of those guys who meticulously towel cleaned his club and replace the cover after every shot including that yard drive. Just top amateur athletes dress like you play if you stink. Let your clothing reflect that. Why do you think. Greg cody wears cargo shorts and twenty year old gulf shoes. The only thing worse than mr double. Bogey wearing long pants on the golf course. Is the guy on a fancy bike wearing an advertising festoon competition jersey. He's quite iming the and he's in the french. You're on an eighty dollars. Schwinn get real happen to. Golf is the trend toward listening to music on the course. Another example of the scourge of multitasking. The only music. I want to hear on a golf course. Is the sound of a cart girls singing another round of miller lite gentleman. I'm greg cody and that's how it was back in my eye on the poll. Guillermo is the worst thing to happen to golf. The scores of people listening to music on the course. It's true i've in arizona. Outraged people hear me and mike ryan. I have a tricked out golf guard. It has speakers. I blast music all the time and mike ryan is the worst golfer but best dressed person on any course that he steps on it is. I'm on golfing for three reasons. The fit the drinks in the tune. Limits chris. You were mortified that entire time. Your father was talking. You guys have a very different experience on the golf course. Look at him. He's glowing right now. Your father long for a time. Where damn music couldn't be heard on the course and all he'd here was nice shot dead. He's he's pining fifties. America never pays attention on the golf course. I could hit a two hundred and forty yard drive. Which for me is really good. And he wouldn't say a word. Greg i play with you three times. Now you've never hit a drive north of two hundred yards. That's what it is. I mean that's good. Shots are not not very common. Yeah so Logged them when they happen sauce. 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Phil Bourque and the Competitive Nature of Goalies, Joe Musgrove Honored to be Named Opening Day Starter

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Phil Bourque and the Competitive Nature of Goalies, Joe Musgrove Honored to be Named Opening Day Starter

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Val Porter, the former allegany county emergency services chief is being remembered after passing away last week Bob full who oversaw the merger of the allegheny county and Pittsburgh, city, nine one one emergency dispatch system in two thousand, five passed away Friday according to his family, a sixty five year old, also served as the chief deputy director at Pima and two thousand eleven, allegany county executive, Rich Fitzgerald calls full, a true public servant whose leadership move the region forward during a critical time. Major unions and civil rights groups are planning a nationwide walkout today to demand change in the fight against police brutality, and for greater social equity and justice organizers with the Service Employees International Union are calling the walkout, which is planned in twenty five cities, the strike for black lives. It could draw tens of thousands of workers from Los Angeles to Boston. 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A horrifying story out of Indiana woman there accused of making videos of animal abuse. The FBI searched a home in Kokomo on Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of nineteen year old crystal. Torika Scott police say she was making videos of herself, torturing and killing cats and dogs from May third to July eighth. She is charged with two counts of making and distributing animal crush videos, facing up to seven years in prison, and a maximum fine of two hundred fifty thousand dollars, according to a press release from the US Attorney's office in Southern Indiana. She would get the animals by answering online ads from people who wanted to give away their pets. She posted images of the animals on instagram and TIKTOK. And I was reading a press release about this apparently some. Internet vigilantes helped out with her capture, so it's similar to that documentary bill that you talked about watching Oh. Yeah, don't F with cats I mean they? Yeah, Internet sleuths will track you down. 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You normally use milk, foreleg, cereals or smoothies avocado milk is available in a Vegan version. which how is it not already automatically Vegan? Right well, if there's and let's say US horse. Well, but now it says it's made out of Avocados and oats. let's say put Horse Manure on the Avocados. I, don't know. It'll look come in a Vegan version and chocolate version at twelve ounce bottle will set you back about four bucks which ain't cheap. And it will be in grocery stores across the US. So is an avocado, its fruit right? I. Don't I don't know how it's categorized I mean I. It is a fruit. I'm pretty sure it. Isn't it like the Avocado is like? CB oil like they just try to put Avocado on everything. Now you can get avocado oil to rub on your skin. You know all the sudden. It's the most healthy thing ever at all I keep coming back to. Is Joey O'CONNELL from panels and the question? When did the envel- CONDO coming? Yeah. 'cause I don't remember it in my childhood and now I can't imagine life it. I write I wanted to hate. Avocado toast. I've like I'm not eating that snobby hipster food. That is so popular and then I ate. It and I was like I felt like kristen wig bridesmaids when she's drinking the lemonade drive into the. Driving the bridal shower like how such? Good. Really good. It's really good. Joan Jett has released her version of a T. REX classics. She recorded jeep. Stir for the upcoming T, REX tribute album angel headed hipster and a video of her performances available on Youtube. The twenty six track tribute album also includes Elton John and Youtube Performing Bang a Gong Todd Rundgren Cover Planet Queen and Lucinda Williams. Doing life's a gas. Angel headed hipster. The songs of Marc Bolan and t REX comes out. September fourth. Speaking of Bridesmaids Jon Hamm Start in that movie and he's going to be in a new one. He is set to star in the comedy reboot of Fletch. He's GonNa. Play fletch investigative reporter, originally played by Chevy Chase in the one, thousand, nine, hundred, five, original, and the eighty nine sequel fletch lives. The movie will be based on the second book and the Fletch Book series, which is titled Confess Fletch Fletch finds himself in the middle of multiple murders, and he's a prime suspect in one of them. I think everybody is thinking that Jon. HAMM IS GONNA. Go and do a Chevy Chase imitation. In doing Vlach and that has a lot of people not excited for this cause. Fletch is got a special place in a lot of people's memories. You know those big one for me growing up no doubt yes, definitely. But. I think it's GonNa be a reinterpretation. You know it's going to be Jon Hamm's persona doing it and he'll be. Very very funny in a different way. It's kind of like the way Perry. Mason is on HBO Right now and everybody was flipping out, and then it turned out like this totally dif- different dark interpretation of Perry, Mason and okay. This is good to okay. We're all right with this. Because you know. Everybody has to be very much against anything like this and I definitely was I was pissed the second I heard it and I thought about it I'm like. Oh, it's probably not even resemble the old Fletch Bill. As long as they keep that guitar riff in there but that Donald. Donald bottle. Or like that? To me. Is the best I mean. Chevy Chase was was really really good in that movie, and he was still funny at that point in time. but Jon Hamm is really good, too. I think he's going to do a good job with this. Yeah, he's a decent comedic actor. Yeah Dan, Hartman! Fail Fault Meyer. Did A lot of that music Myers. The one who did vow member netted in nineteen, nineteen then Naseen. Way Back in the Dan Hartman can dream about yeah. Yes? Some offals movie soundtrack song. but I think Herald Falter. Meyer. Did he also do Axel F? Yes, he beverly hills cop theme. that makes sense. Yes songs are simpatico. Of the same family. Finally Kanye West held his first presidential campaign rally Sunday, which I thought. He dropped out of the race. But apparently he's back in. He says Harriet Tubman did not actually free any slaves. He argued the former slave and abolitionist just had slaves go work for other white people. this is not his first controversial remark about slavery. He wants told TMZ that slavery was choice. So, not sure. How has campaign? Is GonNa Roll Goes Watch any of that by chance. I asked. Not He he is. A literally. Insane personally, he's not okay. He needs somebody to step in. And they keep following them around like it's big news instead of being like Oh that poor guy. They gotTA. Stop showing up wherever he goes, and this guy's got to get help. He's really yeah. It's not because he has unpopular opinions. If you watched, he's he's. He's not okay. He's not screaming. Stable he starts screaming almost killed. My daughter I love my daughter like. I. Think he's trying to make a point about abortion there, but it was like He's. Able to articulate any idea that he has. Because? He asked me not not okay. Who has control over him. Does camp. No No, not really nobody does nobody does I. Watched that and I was thinking to myself the same thing how he just said he dropped out of the race. And I'm like. Is he just fulfilling his like? Did he have the GIG booked before he dropped out, and he said well, you know what since we already have the GIG I haven't been out of the house in a while I'll just go down and do it and then let me just dig my heels in. Let's start Harriet Tubman not really that big of a hero. Let's go you know. Frederick Douglass wasn't even really a slave. You know he didn't even write that autobiography. There is a e-eh ghost rider. A side from having him committed. What are you GonNa? Do with them. I'm not listening to what he says. You know that's that's. Not outraged by it people are having. Big discussions about the content of what he said like. Are you going to go to Bellevue and do the same thing with the people who are in the on the seventh floor? They're like he's not well. Let's stop pretending like it's something that we need to well look on. YEA, did make a point here like. These people are trying to. Ascribe wait. To what he saying, start political discussions. It's like. He's a crazy person. He needs to be on medication bill. If. You want to use him to start a conversation it should be. Let's talk about mental health. and. For some reason the stigma around it and around your medication because he's on medication, and then he goes off his meds, and that's when you get. Moments like you have there. That's when he storms into TMZ and start saying things that just really don't make sense at all right. Sunny and hot low nineties for the high today at seventy three a DVD. It is the morning show little later on. We'll bork reporting on what went down this weekend with the Penguins Mitch Squad stuff said. A lot of people wondering if he's okay, left the ice on Saturday didn't practice yesterday house. Everyone else looking by all accounts Gino's on fire, so we'll ask him about that and then Joe. Moscow of your opening day starter for the buckles, join the show at nine twenty five and. Looking forward to talk with Joe's good dude. So We'll get the little sports that I mike is back in. The latest on what's going on is things. Keep getting weirder and the NFL all the players yesterday. Making a big stand on social media telling the NFL. Hey, if you guys WANNA have football. Get your ass in gear and make it safe for us. So Michael have all the latest Air ACDC. Get things going for us right now. It's the morning. When I mentioned ACDC earlier. You said you saw ACDC when you're a kid, the. At. The IGLOO. Was it was it was the melon arena, and no, it wasn't the monory civic arena correa so was sixteen years old sky Tom Donahoe I think his dad worked at the Subic rain or something. gutless front row seats, not the former GM. There's a this guy. Different Auto. He gets his front row seats. I've so excited obviously I'm always in the upper deck everything I go to. Rose believable sixteen thunderstruck just comes out you know I. Don't know if you've been. Tour Billy. They CA comes down. Nineteen. Eighty nine, nineteen, ninety, okay. They come out. They come out of the stage going. Wow, wow, wow well! Kate I never experienced any leggings so loud, but right before the concert started. There's a guy next to me. This Jean Jacket on like iron maiden. Every Judas priest every the he's been to. He's got A. He's got a patch a path right? He's like I'm like do Great Jack Great! Jean, jacket you know. I just wanted to become friends with them as Big Beard I was a little heavy at the time I I'm such a slob. This guy's GonNa kill like Harley Davidson. So we become friends like as a sixteen year old guy that's like forty with a beard with Jean Jacket of patches at totally enormous, so the concert goes ensemble show, and we're just having a great time in the front room sweating so bad him jumping up and down. On the last song for those about the rocks, these huge candidates. Brian Johnson who? Night of my life right in the middle. Song like those about the rocking. And I raise my. I get smoked by something boom. Some hits me right in the head. Right next to I know this guy's got me in a chokehold. The guy with the G. Jagged turns out. Someone had thrown a sausage suffer section. On his emigrant hits me right in the face. ricochets on, my base sauces all. Guys. Don't kill me. To peppers and Both a dad. Was You. Turn in the middle of the brace constant, ever pick up a sausage, Saab, and throw it out. But it was all of his guy I felt so bad. Fire from. Check twenty years I'm like dude. I'm so sorry. Sorry. I'm sixteen never been in. The. Please don't kill me. Wait a minute. I have so many questions. De, who ain't got a sausage sub right before the encore. Why restore an old? You'll get to subbed out. You're not although I will. Eat Them. Both Houses the first one now. Your hoagie cannon. Founded? Song. Like. You're sixteen comfortable in your skin, your. Covered in sauce. Girls like from high school. Show right? Yeah, what happened with I? Shaw! Deal with the great show. To. Calm. Sports. With your sports right now on the morning show Mike. What's going on? Sports is is brought to you by KIA. Believe it or not a lot was going on this weekend. Sports are lurching back and. It's a welcome sight. Both on the ice and on the diamond football may or may not be close behind, but let's start with the pirates who hosted the Cleveland Indians in an exhibition game on Saturday night at PNC park. Finally, there was baseball on the north shore finally manager Dirk Scheldt got a chance to manage his new team in his new home finally baseball. That's the Joe Musk and a tune up. That was pretty cool. Spot! Was Pretty Cool. The Indians wanted to game five to three We'll get some details. Regarding that momentarily the penguins also took a step in their return to play on Saturday interest squad scrimmage out in cranberry and a big day for Jay, cancel got back onto the ice with his teammates in a relatively competitive situation got himself a couple of goals. Great and meantime. While I. Mean you get so excited things? When it doesn't mean anything so just from my situation and defecates could getting the game. Lay Situation and Get going. Potential, developing story with the penguins is the status of captain, Sidney Crosby. He left the scrimmage on Saturday halfway through afterward head coach Mike. Sullivan said he was not permitted to comment any further. Nuno right now. I as as as the League is has. These protocols with regard to would these type of matters We're not. Permitted to Clement. We, Connor. Sherry played with crosby and Jake Ghencea. While crosby was playing and said that he didn't think The captain's absence was any big concern. I don't I i. don't even touch on. That I think it's just A. Crosby not at practice yesterday for the Penguins Evan Rodriguez took his place between Sherry and Gansel. Mark Ricky met the media on zoom for the Penguins Mike. Sullivan given a day off and Recchi's comment. Regarding crosby was quote I'm not privy to those things so stay tuned on Sydney Crosby as the penguins continue getting ready. For their. Return to play on August first against the Montreal Canadians game one of a best of five NHL NHL, qualifying round. Series up. The black team won to scrimmage seven to nothing. Crosby had a goal as well as the two. I mentioned by Gasol of getting Malkin Crystal Tag Justin Schultz and Sam Lafferty changed teams after crosby got hurt and took over between. And Gansel Lafferty scored a goal as well for the Penguins Matt Murray. gave up all seven in the scrimmage. He was on the team that was playing against Crosby Malkin. Bryant and crystal tag penguins is Kinda Stack. It was not a balanced lineup. Sullivan said that both the his will get looks as they need as the penguins preseason. Progresses again? Penguins GonNa play the Canadians in the best of five qualifying round in Toronto parts lost to the Indians five to three. They'll do it again tonight. In Cleveland Trevor Williams will be opposed by Mike Clemenger. For the Indian some of the pirates developments in no particular order of significance, Luke Mail was supposed to be the backup Catcher to Jacob stallings has suffered a fractured finger. He's going to be out ten to twelve weeks. Which means the season this year? Not much more than that so John Ryan Murphy is positioned to be the backup, and perhaps Andrew. Susak positioned to also make the teams to third catcher. Susak's played one hundred thirteen big league games in five years John. Ryan Murphy has played seven years in the bigs, but only two hundred fifty nine career games played magic duck Shelton, announcing yesterday that keep Brian Hayes the the prospect at third base has tested positive for the coronavirus and permitted. The partial announced that he has He's the fourth pirate to wind up on that list joining Blake Cedar Lynn Socrates Brita. Option and Gregory Palazzo Notre. Complication as the pirates day approaches politico. Oh, now unavailable as his pitcher. Kiana Cala. He was supposed to be the closer. He's been placed on the day injured list with an undisclosed injury bucks announcing over the weekend Joe Musk Grove is gonNA start the opener in Saint Louis Trevor. Williams announced on Saturday night when he was interviewed on Eighteenth Sports. Let that he's pitching the second game Bob. Walks got the corona virus. Be Available. He's he's hoping available for the opener on Friday night in Saint Louis, but he has tested positive and a general manager. Ben Sherrington said that the parts of looking at coal talker as a possible outfielder as well as an infielder. They like his athleticism. They want to find ways to get him into the lineup a little more often with block down. They might need to get him into the lineup. A little more often. The Indians came up with when I thought it was an amazing response to the national anthem, which they played Saturday night at PNC. Park I think the goal in these gate. They're trying to make things as normal as possible for the players. Even though there are no fans there and they just somebody just hit play on a recording of the national anthem. Nobody really knew it was going to happen with the Indians. Had talked about what they wanted to do. They had planned for it through a series of team meetings, and they ran together lined up and each player put his right hand on his heart and his left hand. On his shoulder, the teammates standing next to a Francisco door there they're all world. shortstop explained it after the game on zoom. Call with Cleveland media as a team, we stand for change, but we also respect the flag in a national anthem. We understand that this is a time for change and changes do that. Being said we're all standing together because bringing awareness to what's happening around. Around is extremely important and manager Terry. Francona added. I think this is to show respect for our country, but empathy for people who may be needed last thing we ever want to do is be disrespectful and anybody I think. We're at a time in our country. Where showing some unity, some empathy and some solidarity is also a good thing I thought that was fantastic way. to kind of keep the ball rolling towards social justice, but also honor the flag and the country for which it stands. NFL teams. Say specifically what they were actually lending their voice to. There's a slight eighteen causes great now they It's the black lives. It's the black lives. Matter okay. They did allude to that. Okay Lindores said that yeah. Okay. NFL teams. According to a memo sent by Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy. Vincent are preparing for the opening training camps that was obtained by profootballtalk. Rookies can report on July the twenty first. That's tomorrow quarterbacks in place on July. The twenty third. That's Thursday and. All Others on July the twenty eighth. That's a week from tomorrow. The chiefs in Texans can start today because they're supposed to play on September. Tenth in the thirsty night season opener. None of this has yet has been approved by the Union. As of yet NFL. Dot Com is reporting. That management is under the impression that it has the right under the CBA to determine when training camp start even in this kirk. State, of affairs. Social Media. Overloaded all weekend with NFL players, wondering about things such as what happens if you test positive safety protocols and. Variety of subjects, which they are taking very seriously, and they are saying that the NFL is not so stay tuned from. We're not told regarding NFL. It's a pretty fluid situation and much like baseball. I think things are going to go back and forth little bit, and they're falling into say. Okay tomorrow. In everybody's GonNa get started but man. There's a lot going on all of a sudden I guess. From for. Going to be fun I think he'd be a blast. You Guys Watch your bucks on Saturday And did not. I did neither great. Must grow was outstanding and then Cal came in and the eighth inning with a three nothing lead, and he left with the score tied at three three and. Eventually that was that for the way to go out of Waco Bullpen. Fun to see a game again I. I must You? Know wasn't gave seven to the world series or anything, but it was. I enjoyed enjoyed watching it on my watch them again tonight Gosh. No doubt I think we had. must grove on the show later this morning. Joe Moscow will be on nine twenty five. Thousand Your News when we get to the top of the hour. What are you going to be talking about Valerie? Well the pandemic mean more robots will working in the fast food industry. We'll talk about that coming up. It's the morning shifting show. Trendy Bauman and the DVD E. Morning Show. Well of college football comes back and I'm hopeful that it will at least in some way, shape or form. To look a little different. One thing that the University of Texas this year will remain the same. A group of athletes. Led by defensive back cadence turns. At the university they they have asked for changes to be made. Now the University of Texas has capitulated on a few of these one of them. They're going to rename a building that was named for a racist professor. They're also going to erect a statue of the schools first black football player. And Commission A monument to its first black undergraduates. All good and positive steps, but what's not changing? Is the school fight song the eyes of Texas. Now. It's an anthem. That has minstrel roots minstrel show routes. You know like chosen black face and was inspired by the words of Robert, e Lee. Now the way it was inspired by Robert e Lee is that he used to always say the eyes of the South or pawn you? When he was president of university in Virginia back in the day, and so this guy who was a student there at the time went on to become the president. At the University of Texas and he would change that and he ended every public speaking engagement he had with the eyes of Texas. Are Upon you? So some students back in Nineteen, eight took that phrase, and made a parody song about it to the tune I've been working on the railroad, and it's the eyes of Texas are upon you. and honestly the eyes of Texas. Are Upon you? The lyrics boy. They really sound like they. They kidnap somebody. You know what I mean like. I don't know if you've ever read them. I haven't. But it's. Like the eyes of Texas are upon you. All the live long day, the eyes of Texas are upon you. You cannot get away. Do not think you can escape them from night till early in the Morn. The eyes of Texas her opponent new till Gabriel blows its horn, so it's a little bit like. A somebody saying to their captive. Sneak off. We're watching you. We have a big horn. And they were so these songs were performed at Minstrel shows on the campus back then by students in black face, so these student athletes currently at University of Texas or say hey, that's almost like super racist. Can you change like that's one thing? We're not gonNA. Do and some? Professors who are? STEEPED IN THE HISTORY Of that Song in African American studies are okay with it because they say you know what you can keep that song, and then just discuss all of the bad stuff that goes along with it, and it's a way of everybody remembering. Its roots so that we don't repeat that kind of behavior again. And they really didn't want to change the songs, but they did change the lyrics of the song to better. Reflect what it was about in what I. Think was a very fair meeting in the middle on this one, Joe, could you play the new version of the University of Texas Fight Song? Which again? It is based on. I've been working on the railroad. Has a little intro. But I think these new lyrics are going to be. met with approval. First. Sight's Tupperware. Some by guys. Thank. You. Chart. Slow Texas by. An important point to make. All of the history is rooted in. A racist did it. All they had. It's a slippery slope. You GotTa get rid of it access pretty much if you want to take down. was. The Avocado is like. CBD Oil like they just try to put Avocado on everything now. You can get avocado oil to rub on your skin. You know all of a sudden. It's the most healthy thing ever I write i. Wanted to hate. Avocado Toast I've like. I am not eating that snobby hipster food. That is so popular and then I ate it and I was like I felt like kristen wig bridesmaids when she's drinking the lemonade driving to the. Driver's the bridal shower like Oh. Randy Bowman and the DVD morning show. I I was thrown down some avocado yesterday. Mitt Breakfast Sandwich Turkey. Bacon egg in Avocados, awesome edible files. It over. Yeah right! I felt a little ashamed. It was Super Ronnie, to utilize one bite, and all the yolk running out of the sides like I like it. Makes you absolutely just a mess? The you have to go take a shower after you've severe weather center eleven, Scott Harp on not liking the sandwich. Talk at all blurting right through with some weather there. By Scott No egg sandwich for you. Thank sandwiches in town. Best Egg sandwiches in town number one is. Bitter Ends in Bloomfield, which is out of control good because they make their own bread, it's just that sandwich is so good, but like I wouldn't even say the second one be parent pickle and Troy Hill. Yeah I've had that one on your recommendation. Not a fan of the egg sandwich. No. I don't know why. I like I like the four. Can fork knife little potatoes some? Some eggs and bacon some toes. You want to sit down to a farmer's breakfast. You don't want something. That together like if I order that breakfast. I ended up making a sandwich on my play. Them. It's too big. It's too much. In a sandwich form. Again though the per manny's theory holding true on any good breakfast sandwich, if you in criminal in under the bread and just eat it all that way, it's better. You can move part and keep working. Are you go? We got the we got the forecast already at seventy four degrees already this morning at D., health officials in allegany, county, adding one, hundred, thirty, eight, more covert. Cases to the countywide total. There was one additional death reported yesterday. The county's death toll to corona virus complications, rising to two hundred eight. There were two other deaths in our area. One in Mercer County one in Washington County. Other new positives include nineteen in Washington county eighteen in Westmoreland seventeen and Armstrong. Single digit cases and other counties in the area beaver had nine Mercer County eight Fayette seven Butler five Greene County at four cases to in Somerset one each in Jefferson and Lawrence counties. A massive investigation involving the FBI and the US marshals office underway today after the twenty year old son of a New Jersey federal judge named Esther Sallis was shot and killed by a man that witnesses say poses a Fedex delivery man at their new. Brunswick New Jersey home on Sunday her husband. Sixty three year old Mark Andrew was wounded in that same attack. According to The New York Times her husband is a criminal defense attorney judge. Saleh's has been in. In her seat for nine years. She's the first Latina to serve on the Federal Bench in New Jersey law enforcement officials are searching for just one suspect The Times Article reports. The judge had been involved in several high profile cases, including the sentencing of real housewives of New Jersey Stars Teresa and Joe Giudice on fraud charges. The Associated Press is also reporting this judge. Just last week had been assigned to a lawsuit filed by investors in Deutsche Bank. they allege the bank. yeah was misrepresenting anti money laundering policies and did not monitor high risk customers one of them being Jeffrey Epstein. No way pro man Yup. this is getting. This is getting ugly. So. The judge was uninjured. She was in a different part of the house, but her husband is hospitalized and her son killed in that attack. Speaking of Jeffrey Epstein his favorite table at a popular New York restaurant torched by the owner, the owner of seventy, five, main and Southampton Zach Chopped up the table and lit it on fire. He told The New York Post he was sick of the tables. Bad Energy. He said Harvey Weinstein occasionally sat at that table to. The bridge crowd at the restaurant actually left their tables to go outside and watch and cheer as the bonfire raged some chanting, burn baby burn. Are No you. Guys haven't seen the the Epstein Docu series, but one of the. The crazier parts and I. Don't know why it was crazy to me, but I was like Oh that makes total sense, Harvey, Weinstein, and Epstein we're good friends. and. He was you know at the island in in new. York and he was everywhere that Epstein. Was He was right there? And and you just you just really don't know. The height and level of that dude's influence on everybody politicians heads of state. Royalty. It sounds like countries are going. There's torn down if the real truth comes out here. Yeah! I hope they keep G. Lane Maxwell alive. Oh. They're good at that I'm sure she's in jail. What could go wrong safest place? You could be right now. President Trump says one of his biggest takeaways. When he leaves the White House will be how mean everyone has been to him. How unfairly he's been treated on Fox, news Sunday trump, said President Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden now. The presumptive Democratic nominee spied on his campaign. He also brought up the probe from special counsel Robert Muller Trump argued he's done more than any other president so far in. In the interview with Chris, Wallace on Fox News yesterday morning. He also said Joe Biden doesn't have the mental capacity to to be president. He wouldn't say of Hill accept the results of the November election, and that everything in his nieces book is a lie. Her book by the way broke the record for the publisher for first day sales. It sold nine hundred fifty thousand copies in the first day. Man My God. Dementia test. They're talking about that. He had to take a few times at Walter Reed that he was bragging about. Saying how hard it was, and everything and Chris Wallace on Fox yesterday challenged him on that, and said well sir. I took the test and it has a picture of an elephant in and asks. What's this and he's long as you say, it's an elephant. New Pass. My Dad, who had severe dementia passed away in March. He took that test two weeks before we ended up putting them in a home and any passed I mean like. Hundred percent. I'm not saying that. The. President has dementia. I'm saying you shouldn't brag about passing that test. Really is baseline. Do you know what is going on? Or are you completely devoid of any sense of reality? It is as baseline as you can get. And it, but it really was funny to watch the interview and they do a split screen, and it's pictures of farm, animals and things where it's like. Is this an alligator and he says? says. Well know it gets harder towards the end. You probably couldn't even answer the last five questions in Chris all it says one of the questions is count backward from one hundred by seven. And and trump looked at him like a skirt. Yeah. It's hard on your if you're if you're not getting tested for Dui. Say with one leg in the air. The funny thing is my dad had the exact same response that trump is having. My Dad bragged about it which to us. We're like well. He's clearly this he's like. I'm telling you what those doctors were blown away. Randall, you should have seen it. They're like holy bleep. This guy just as like he did the exact same thing I was joking about it with my friends, I'm like well. I know my dad's. Dad I like I was laughing about it I'm like He. He is bragging about using this test because for him I, think he was trying to say because he knew what was coming. My Dad knew that I was like sniffing around. Like Hey, man, I don't think you're going to be allowed to be on your own very much longer here. And so I think he was trying to avoid that by going Oh. The doctors say I'm fine, so he was in my dad's case, he was bragging in the exact same manager at manners, the president for assessing dementia test because you know he. He didn't want me to come in and. You get help. Basically, it was more him trying to defend an independent streak, but when the president did that, I was like Oh. My God, they have the same doctor. Lows latest acelle shoppers to wear a mask as a way to keep the corona virus from spreading the new role nationwide begins today. The home improvement retailer says it will have signs posted at the entrance and free masks at the customer service desk lows is joining Walmart target CVs Kroger and Publix. They all just made the decision this week, but others like Costco and starbucks have been doing mandatory masks for some time. And being given the biggest Kahane's award of the day Neiman Marcus. Executives are requesting nearly ten million dollars in bonuses despite the company going through bankruptcy, company claims a pay raises or for staff who are critical today today operations including CEO Jeffrey Ron Ramdan. I think say it's. Not. Random! Bows out of the screen Ralph. She fell out of her Zoom Square. You can't. Read. About Rame Dunk. Guys on my football teams to play that camp every year. We're always looking. Why are they doing Ram, dunk. Their? Request comes after filing for chapter eleven bankruptcy inveigh when the pandemic four stores to close. The company had already been in financial trouble at that point, they had been planning to reorganize five billion dollars of debt. Fast Food Restaurant. She'd Rather Ram donkey down that Caribbean restaurant. Fried. Begin even. Like chicken. Eating Ram Dunk. white castle now using robots to make fries, the company says it's using the robots to keep both employees and customers safe, but if the experiment works that could eliminate jobs as we move forward into the pandemic us, so we may see the beginning of the end of the FRY cook the fast food restaurants. A new study suggests men who watch porn often are more likely to deal with erectile dysfunction issues. The research presented at the annual European. Association documented over three thousand men with an online survey about porn, masturbation and sexual habits with partners. The results indicated that increased watching of pornography was often paired with E. D. problems during intercourse with actual human partners, researchers say actual clinical trials do need to be conducted, but their survey shows that porn does influence the way that people use sex. Now value no I've been a long time. outspoken person about the dangers of porn brain, because with the prevalence of porn out there now and the ease of being able to check it out. It rewires your brain and I heard a horror story many years ago. That scared me off of ever getting to into like relying on even in my dryest drought of relationships where you know there was. Nothing going on. If you lean on the porn to my will rewire your brain and. I heard a story from a friend of mine who had been dating a guy and she said he had these problems. Porn brain and he literally if it wasn't like on in the room like he couldn't breathe, you know what I mean is this? Is What. We have porno otherwise Ale though I mean. It's crazy. World. From you know obviously I'm exaggerating, but it's like the sexual. Environment that needs to be there for your brain at that point because you have rewired it. That's just a creepy thing to have to rely on. And then I read in that story about the average amount of porn per week for these guys now being seventy minutes a week. That seems like a lot of porn to watch. I know that's well. It's only ten minutes a day. It's like. Watching. Porn today that a law Sean! It feels like a line of the every day. Ten minutes is ten minutes at a sitting a lot I. don't know the average. Yeah the the amount of time. You want to sit down for a Ram. DUNK SASH is probably. At least nine and a half. I think look. I, don't watch the travel channel for the exact same purpose. I don't want it to rewire my brain, and then all of a sudden I can't get excited about a woods. Walk I. Don't want that to happen. Yeah, I want to enjoy nature. I like that you want to joy where you live in NOCCO Al. this isn't the matterhorn. But. Not. Might not be complete and total dysfunction. It might be a little bit of fatigue if you're watching porn for you, know seventy plus minutes a week. You. Know by the time the happens. You're already. Many energy trained too hard for the race. Everything in moderation kids Monterey. I'm not a prude I. mean go for it. If you like porn, go far put too much porn is nobody. No got to reset your brain. Otherwise now anytime. I've read a study about this. They're always like there's good news. The good news is there's a real easy cure to it. Stop watching porn and your brain will go back to normal like, but while you're in the midst of that. Just watching porn all the time, it screws you up and then I don't know that's just a I don't know. If you're looking to start a relationship. It's really bad if all your moves or out of the porn handbook. All of your guage and everything you do just your energy kind like? If you find yourself going to look at houses when you're not looking to buy a house, you know what I mean. That's a sign that you've been watching too much realtor porn. Yeah Right. What's really bad is if you start writing the moved out on your hand and. referencing. In game. Just to have like a Chichi or like, have the play call. That like a quarterback does. Kick, it caught doing costanza because that doesn't work no. No you can't share that with. Your hand. You'RE GONNA. Need that pro-trump abroad trump. Using it song by Lincoln Park has been pulled after a copyright complaint on Friday the President Re tweeted a campaign style video by white. House Social Media Director Dansk Gavino, which featured the Lincoln Park Song in the end twitter later disabled the video after it received a complaint from the copyright owner on Saturday the band released a statement on twitter, saying the band did not and does not endorse trump and issued a cease and desist order. After not being able to tour for the second year in a row. Ozzy Osbourne has begun begun work on what will be his thirteenth studio album, which feels like he should have had more than than that many but Sharon Osborne announced the news during a recent conversation on Steve O's wild ride podcast. She added that after battling a staph infection the. Next surgery and advancing Parkinson's disease over the past year and a half, or so that his health is improving. Sharon, said quote. He's doing really really good. He's had a terrible terrible injury at one point. They thought he would never walk again, but he is. He's walking. He's doing great. He's been hit by so much medically, but he's doing good. He's getting stronger every day and quote. A CO founder of one of the largest music festivals in the countries as concerts won't likely make a comeback until twenty twenty two while speaking with the Bob Left. It's podcast. LOLLAPALOOZA CO founder Marc Geiger says it's GonNa. Take a while before people go for being afraid of the corona virus back to what he calls the CLAUSTROPHOBIA economy where everybody wants to be out, he said an additional problem which is a minor thought of a lot of insurance. Companies don't have a policy to cover covid, nineteen risks and normal insurance policies are often too expensive for organizers to have. Those, you could sign the waiver. Make It. Like, it's expressly written within the agreement of your attending a concert that you raise it, yeah. Look. You. Know the European England. They're starting concerts in two weeks. Where mask, we can have sports and concerts back. Where am ask? Right. When seems CDC said? If we all wear masks, we can knock it down in six weeks. Let's just wear masks. Are we allowed to buy tickets to concerts and other countries? Are they like? No, we're not allowed to go to other countries. Bama's recently put us on their list. Now we can't go to the Bahamas either can't go to. Canada can't go to Mexico can't go to. The Bahamas can't go to to Europe. I think you know Iceland because they they. They test you when you get there. Will never mind what I said earlier then I'm going to start watching the travel channel again. And Finally Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have reportedly welcomed their second child according to the Daily Mail. The actress gave birth to a baby boy last week. The couple already are parents to a five year old son named. Forecast today sunny hot temperatures in the low nineties. Four DV. Like a sports coming up next year. Sports. Sports is brought to you by dormont appliance. It was just an exhibition game. Saturday night at PNC park when the. Pirates, hosted. The Cleveland Indians. Wasn't opening day. Starting, Pitcher Joe Musco didn't treat it that way. Yeah tried to try to treat it exactly like I would opening day. You know my preparation. My intensity my focus all that stuff you know it'd be easy to say this. Just a tune about and just go get your three innings and don't don't get hurt and those three emmys and get out of there, but I went forego I. Mean I think my best stuff. treated like normal game and. My head those nerves I had the butterflies just do for every start but I don't think Gee I. Don't think you're push those things down and cram on the way you just you know you face them in you. Embrace him, and you try to know using the advantage so Big Believer in using that fear, anxiety and nervousness to your advantage. Fear anxiety and nervousness. worked out three innings for must grove as planned one hit no runs one walk and five strikeouts was really impressive. Randy was the strikeouts. Not, as if he had a ninety nine mylar fastball, and they just couldn't hit it against a good hitting lineup, which Cleveland certainly has. He was getting guys Lo, and then he was getting guys high in A. Changing speeds changing locations changing pitches really looked like Joe. Moscow was in full command. Dirk Shelton new manager, who going to be counting heavily on musk grove with Jameson town, and now Chris Archer unavailable as starters. Shelton really liked what he saw from Moscow on Saturday night. Yeah really good, really sharp. You know it's that last starts the the opening day starter. is a pair down start with the three innings, but really sharp off the ball. came out of his hand Nice executed his plan. Very happy with that. Parts are going to be taken on the Indians again tonight in Cleveland Trevor. Williams opposes Mike Clovinger to start things off in Cleveland. That's seven Oh five start and the case, Saturday night. That game will be broadcast by at and T. Sports Net. Among the buckles developments Gregory Palumbo has tested positive. For the Krona Nineteen virus. He, joins. Q. Brian Hayes that was announced by Derek Shelton last night. Blake Cedar Lind and Socrates Breed was pirates who have tested positive and agreed to have their names released as having. Socrates Brio is back with the team. He played a little bit on Saturday night. We still have not seen kiani Keller who's supposed to be the closer. He's been placed on the injured list with an undisclosed injury. Bob Walk. The color analyst for at and T. Sports Net as tested positive for covid nineteen. He was replaced by MICMAC MIC mckenry Saturday night, walk according to the broadcast, hoping to be available when the pirates opened the season in Saint Louis, this weekend Luke Molly. WHO'S GOING TO BE? The backup? Catcher has suffered a fractured index finger. He's going to be out ten to twelve weeks, so his season is pretty much. That means that John Ryan Murphy kind of A. Journeyman veteran is now positioned to be the backup to Jacob stallings at Catcher Johnny Ryan Murphy's twenty nine years of age. He's former second round pick of the Yankees. He's played seven years in the big leagues with the Yankees. Twins diamondbacks and braves, but only two hundred and fifty nine games He did hit. Nine home runs for Arizona in two thousand and eighteen in just two thousand. Excuse me, two hundred and eight at bats Cole Tucker is going to get a little look in the outfield as well as the Infield that according to general manager Ben Sherrington and Shelton. pirates. Getting Ready for the cardinals, it'll be Joe Muss growth to start things when a regular season begins on, Friday and then Trevor Williams. Will Pitch in game. Two Penguins were also so busy over the weekend. They held an intra squad scrimmage on Saturday and how you interpret out I guess it depends on. What you're looking to see. The squads were not balanced. They loaded up by the black team had basically all the the high powered world-class type players and goal team had everybody else and the pets Sidney crosby getting off a couple from Jake. Gansel Crystal Tang Justin Schultz even Sam. Lafferty finding the net all of those against Matt Murray the Black Team won the scrimmage seven to nothing. Murray gave up all the goals now. Is that because crosby and Malkin at the top of their games and playing well or is up because Murray didn't play very well. I guess it depends rand on. What perspective you're looking at there? I think that. You have to take into perspective into account that yes. He was playing against bad ass team and he had you know the. Lower Lines protecting in front of him to you know what I mean like. They basically loaded up against him. And seven is still a lot. Both things can be true. Yes, he didn't have the best squad in front of him. Yes, he facing the tough guys, and yes seven is still something we should go. You gave up seven gold. Sidney crosby started that Intra squad scrimmage, but didn't finish head coach. Mike Sullivan would not comment about crosby status afterward. He said that is NHL policy not to do so Connor Sherry so that. He thought it was a maintenance thing. Wasn't too concerned on Saturday, but crosby not at practice again yesterday Mark Ricky one of the assistant coaches met the media. Instead of Sullivan and Bill RECCI said he's not privy to such things when crosby situation came up. My. CONFUSION IS WHY bay seemed to be invoking the new policy about Covid, and just the secrecy behind that like Oh. We're not gonNA. Comment that's for the League. If, it's a maintenance thing or it's an injury. Because that's not I that that's where I got confused because I'm like all right well, it's just a little maintenance injury. Then just say that. Why are you? But, I know that Sullivan doesn't like to talk about injury anyways, so maybe he's just hiding behind that new policy of now. We don't talk about this at all. Perhaps yeah, I gotta be honest with you I'm not sure if that just applies to Kobe. They all of a sudden. Don't have to talk about injuries at all. We'll we'll see when we see for the time being at least Sidney, crosby status in a little bit of question, he did play between Sherry and Gansel while he played, and that line was very effective. As. It was back in the day back in two thousand seventeen, the Connor Sherry reunion was sending crosby and Jake cancel included effectiveness place that started the down low in the offensive zone. Blow the goal line or behind the net. Here's connor sharing talking about that. They're. Getting Games with those guys have been. Trained them practice, but it's not always the same thing. Today was a little more game like as far as I think it's. Three kind like the downloadable line so on. Trying to get open we were able to find a couple of bills today that Keep. Creating Chemistry and Finding shelter. In the kids back in action at least temporarily until crosby's exit that's been a much anticipated reunion as the penguins of look forward to restarting with the rest of the NHL and head coach Mike Sullivan, one of those who. Is a big fan of how that threesome works together particularly with what? Connor Sherry brings to the group. I, just think is tight areas skills are really good. That's one of the that's one of the I think the strengths of corners game. He plays with a lot of courage for an undersized guy. He's he's willing to go to the Hardier is. And he's willing to play in the trenches. And he sold loose with his lower mobility in his is agility and tight space I think I think that's what allows them to be effectively plays with guys like Jake, because they thrive in that area of the rink and I think car just enhances that with with the strengths of his game and I thought he made some real nice plays. In those areas of the rink in today's squad of, but that's something that I think corner brings table. That's one of the reasons why like game and and that's one of the reasons why we think he is, game could be called. Natural Woods would set a Jay win when he's playing well in those areas. That was the the opening combination for the black thing was crosby between Sherry and cancel. The black team also had Guinea Malkin, Jason's looker and Brian Rust. also the defense pairing of crystal. Tang and Brian Dumoulin That's what Matt Murray was trying to defend while he's in the process of giving up. Though seven goals Tristan, Jari didn't give up any. He was opposed by the likes of Patrick Marlowe. Evan Rodriguez. Sam Lafferty Initially Zach Aston, reach Teddy Bluegrass Brandon Tanev. Z could see. It was heavily tilted. They had an offensive team and maybe Sullivan did that because he wanted to see what Murray would do. against a high powered attack, you know the world class caliber players We'll see in what direction that heads is the penguins continue getting ready, but guys for change. We had little baseball little hockey over the weekend. Joe Muskrat will be on the show later nine twenty five. We'll talk to the pirate tastes and vowel. What do you got going on right now? You're. Yes? Sorry I sneeze earlier. If you're freaking out. You know in all this craziness. You're really just need five minutes to Kinda Center yourself in calm down, so we'll talk about that coming up. Good deal also going to be talking a little hockey. We'll ask him about situation, and should we. Is it time to worry about Matt Murray? 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Of the Apollo Eleven, On this day. Neil Armstrong uttering the now famous words. One small step for man. One giant leap. For mankind. In in that I feel like the event. And is emblematic of the difference in culture between nineteen nine and now. Because if that were to happen today, the first thing that guy would have said would have been like. Blue. Or you know what I mean. It would have been sundered. Dom. This. Hashtag this. Omar God this. Yeah. URMA geared. Dopey so back then people were still words meant a whole lot more than they do now it would have been more of trying to get likes for something that they said or some Internet joker. I don't know they're probably would have been a Karen walking around without a spacesuit ongoing. I don't have to wear one here on the Mon. I can do whatever you know. I'm calling the Mars police. We know they might be able to do that now with this anniversary. Mit It has put together. A website called Moon Disaster Dot Org. And you can go and check it out and what they have done. You may have known this. There was a contingency plan if they didn't. Get off the moon. Nixon had to be ready to go on TV and go. Yeah That went bad. but more eloquently than that in which he said something along the lines of fate intervened. I believe that was what he was. Going to say. I WANNA had dialed up here. He added William. Safire wrote at freight. Fate has ordained. That the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. Yeah, and then he went to see what did there. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Alderman? Know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice. That was the contingency speech. And Because they thought Collins might have to turn around and leave those guys there. And so collins was having. Nightmares. Like he was really having a nervous reaction. He had facial tics developed over his nerves of having to leave those guys out there and come back. Did you hear about who his? Now. He had a speech ready just in case that happened and it was collins. It's not widely circulated, but. The speech. What saw you guys? We're GONNA. Make me stay up here. Drive the ship while you took all the glory. How do you like me now? Hashtag ask you later. That's how it would have on these days. But They used. Deep fake videos and put on their. Website. This. You. Know version of what would have happened. In alternate history of the moon landing, all using deep fakes in which things went wrong, and then they actually constructed that speech the contingency speech that he was supposed to give. And they put it on their site and you can check it out. I watched it. It is definitely like. It's spooky looking in the event. Of A moon disaster moon disaster dot org. You can go check it out. And it's a completely different I'm not exactly sure why they did this. Except to use this as an opportunity to show you. How real deep fakes can look because this looks like? A while it actually happened so all those people who deny that the moon landing really happened and what hassle. Buzz Aldrin all the time, and he's like you know the one guy. He punched like two years ago when he was eighty eight. Remember that Oh yes. These people are having a field day now because they can actually construct video makes it looks like it serves their narrative like see. It didn't happen, was on a sound stage never occurred. So MIT is trying to put a highlight on that and spotlight on that that you know some of the information you may be getting. These days may be factored in somebody's computer bill. Moon disaster sounds like you went to moon. Somebody didn't realize you had a rash. You're like Oh. That was a disaster. Sorry about. Your testicles came flying out. Is Astra's. What happened to Peyton manning right? Couple more, he's in Tennessee. So this day in history. That's wild. We landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong Buzz Aldrin. And Collins is a Chris Collins what was? Is the problem. This is why he wanted to pull off and just leave those guys there because nobody remembers his name. These. Come on. Clean out loud. Microphones? He's not just the driver fiddle. Call do all the science. Believe sponge. Hey Man! They got us to the moon. Although some people don't think it actually happened but it. Howard okay. Thousand got, your news right now. Valerie, what's going on? Well I'm GonNa tell you how easy it is to Kinda. Just Center yourself. Calm yourself if you're having a freakout during these. Unknown Unpredictable Times. Good. We're going to need that. Especially Sidney crosby shirt. Dilbert will join us at eight forty five. Talk about that Joe Must Grove your starting A. Starting pitcher opening day, pitcher. It's opening night. I guess for the pirates in Saint Louis on Friday, cool video. They released on the pirates. Twitter Account. You see that where Moscow facetime with his dad to tell him hey. Skip just named me opening day. Starter is pretty good stuff. Man Must Grove is one of those guys who super easy to root for. The pirates always managed to have a bunch of guys that yeah absolutely love why you despise the ownership. The new manager seems to be one of those guys. And much like the old one was. It's been remarkable doing these zooms for a couple of weeks now and. Try Out there is just enthusiastic and likeable and fired up and This is gonna be different because of this and that. Sounds good now. We'll. Take a break. We'll come back I duNno. Power. Right well lost Yo Moscow by that nine twenty. Pittsburgh and being given the biggest, Connie as award of the day. neiman Marcus executives are requesting nearly ten million dollars in bonuses despite the company going through bankruptcy, company claims a pay raises or for staff who are critical to day-to-day operations including CEO Jeffrey Ron Ramdan. And I think that's how you. Random. Bows out of the screen. Cheap fell out of her zoom square. It's. Rape Donc. Guys on my football team used to play that at camp every year. Morning, show. Those guys are weird. A. If you're looking for a certified vehicle, you won't find this deal anywhere else. Today's DVD auto deal from right. Honda is a two thousand and nineteen along tra- se in. It's been marked down to just fifteen, thousand, six, hundred and ninety nine dollars. This vehicle is like brand new. Only one owner very low mileage thirty one hundred miles on it. It's backed by a thirty one forty, four to be exact. It's backed by the best warranty in the Industry today's. 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Congressman who fought for civil rights for decades Lewis crossed the bridge in nineteen, sixty five, where he was badly beaten on what became known as bloody Sunday. Over one hundred forty thousand Americans have died from Corona virus. The US is the global hotspot for cases of the respiratory illness words over three point seven million in recent weeks, cases have surged in states like Arizona California Florida and Texas with many setting record, high daily numbers and spike has strained testing and hospital services in many states. New jersey-based. Johnson and Johnson is set to begin phase one human trials of a Kobe nineteen vaccine this week. More than a thousand people are enrolled in the phase one trial with plans for a late stage trial to begin in September biotech company modern also announced that it's vaccine will begin its largest study involving thirty thousand people on July twenty seventh. That's next Monday. The company is one of several working to create a vaccine for covid nineteen up. EMC and pitch are asking for volunteers for that study. They want seven hundred fifty people locally to get on board for that trial. I Kentucky Company said couple rather says they were put under house arrest after refusing to sign a self quarantine order following a positive corona virus test Elizabeth. Lynne Scott says she got the test as a precaution before going for a visit to Michigan, then she got the form from the health department. After testing positive, she was asked to check in daily self isolate and let officials know about any possible hospital. Hospital Treatment Lyn Scott says? She refused because she didn't want to ask permission if she had to go to the ER the couples says days later local authorities showed up, put him under house arrest for two weeks, using ankle monitors and gave the form to everyone in the family to sign. They say it's overblown because they didn't do anything wrong, but the local health department declining to comment on that matter. I don't know. Do you think that's too far? Putting people house arrest. Probably! overreach. Rosie Rosie the riveter back to producing goods for her country. In a time of need yet again may crier, who was one of the World War Two Rosie. The riveter is making masks amid the pandemic ninety four year old Levittown PA resident told ABC News as long as just. One of her masks saves one life then she's done her job. She believes that she so far has made hundreds of masks for people in the area. I'm just glad that it's something with dignity that she can do like. Like all the sudden this time of pandemic like Oh look. She's making dildos No. Just because sales are up and there's a need for them or her desire for them doesn't mean that's what Rosie the riveter should be making. Back masks good for her. California teenager is suing a doctor. After he grew enlarged breasts from taking prescribed estrogen, the Los Angeles Times reporting, the teenager was diagnosed with od oppositional defiant disorder. Just before he started stint at a Juvie Hall last year, after two weeks of taking the pills prescribed to him by Danny Wang. The teen reportedly developed Gynaecomastia. County Health Department doctor prescribed the pills without parental consent. Even though most health professionals say the hormones should not be used to treat od. The the teenager stop taking the pills was released from lockup, and now he needs to have surgery to reverse the GYNAECOMASTIA. A law suit names, the county, Wang and David. Director of Juvenile, court health services as defendants. And the ledges medical battery negligence. Wang gave him the to. Dr Wang gave him boobs. Usually, it's the other way around where boobs will give you. Go to Dr Tatas and Figure it out. So they're just trying to. Emasculate the kid just basically like the testosterone out, and they thought that would like. Make them docile. Like I. Watch old episodes of designing women and stuff like that and start being a nuisance. I guess that was their thought I'm not sure but. And by the way. With a set of boobs. That's dangerous. Especially since he was like. In a home for boys, right wasn't in. Wasn't that old the lockup? Yeah. It'd be pretty popular. I'd be yelling screaming Wang's name well actually. Don't WanNa Scream Wang and that's an area. Rate. Classic. But not referencing the doctor I don't think. I'll get you wearing. Well, you need only five minutes to center yourself when feeling overwhelmed, but this this whole process is a little bit overwhelming. A licensed therapist Julia Barr offers this quick. To ease any exile and calm your nerves, and I guess you need your phone to timeless exercise out spend two minutes listing everything that you're feeling at the moment emotionally and physical. Physically right down, you have. Aches and pains, you got an Itch are you hungry? Yeah, pissed off list exactly how you feel. Identify each emotion, then draw a circle and create a pie chart spend two minutes then assigning sliced motion, allergic slice slice for ones that way down smaller slices for the annoying little aches, and then the final minute of this five minute exercise right in action. You can take today to address the most important issues. Take a pill would be a lot easier. My my problem with this is that making pie charts really stresses me out. And so right I mean who else do that part for me. A lot of work. I'm bad at reading charts. All these coronavirus charts that are getting posted the social media all the time I look at them I'm like all right. What's the? Where's the? And number all right and somebody just something this up for me. Is Bad or is it good? Can you just? Ballpark it for me. Where are we and well? You Know Val, there's so many different. APPS for meditating and the one guy from ABC wrote a book, and I think a lot of people really got into it because he talked about how it's five minutes a day if you can sit down and practice meditating for five minutes a day, which meditation sounds daunting in eastern and all that other stuff and it's intellectually annoying I avoid it but I really I really gotta push through it like. Working out like you have to kind of have that same. Motivation you have to make yourself do it, but just five minutes a day. which you think about it, not that not that long. It's not why things down close your eyes, and it tells you how to what to concentrate you concentrate on breathing and it just basically that's all it is all you're doing. Is Helping to reset your brain, which it makes perfect sense, because right now imagine. What your brain is feeling throughout this entire pandemic? It's your computer has been on the entire time. Things have been going on since March. And every tab you've clicked on in. Your brain is still open. So, how can your computer run effectively? If you have eight million tabs open from everything that you have access, and it's being pulled in those directions still. So this basically like I guess maybe I'm oversimplifying it but I. Look at it bill as a way to close down all of the tabs in your brain and try to get back down to just one screen you looking forward. Yeah it's just yeah. I mean. That's exactly what it is. I do the waking up APP. It's Sam Harris and he guides. He Guide you through fifty days of it. And I'm you know in the twenties now and it's and it's it is pretty amazing. I didn't like the took when you wake up in the morning five. No no, it's just waking up as like a reference to waking chat part of your spirituality or just you know you're basically quieting everything down because all Americans. This is like a an American centric thing. We are exhausted mentally. Because most of us don't have jobs that tire US physically and so all day long were thinking thinking thinking thinking over thinking thinking more than thinking again. And so you need to just really clear the clutter once a day and start fresh, and actually you you end up on the other side of it feeling a little bit more awake, even though sometimes I've fallen asleep and then I've I mean you don't get to where you want to get to. I'm the I'm still not there. I mean the other day I tried to do it on the trampoline, and I bought a drink in there, and then the I guess I must have shifted my weight ever so slightly, but drink fell all over my shoulder, and then I was just laying in a puddle, and so that that that whole session was ruined. You just keep doing it and hopefully it it works. Well I told you I had been doing the one like to go to sleep and I figure I'll kill two birds with one stone, and I'll get the meditation effect of China close down some of those mental tabs, and it'll help me go to sleep right now and. Of course why not try to to kill a bunch of birds with one stone while I'm trying to? Ward off the negative effects of employing that same strategy to everything else I do so. As I was doing it and the guy had like an Indian accent, and it really was creepy, and it sounded like he was next to me in bed. I told you this I thought he was. It sounds like he's like okay. Now move over. You're hogging the pillow. Lucky I thought it was gonNA feel his breath on my neck. And some of those apps are like. Here's the shower APP like they don't. There's no place. They think you can't do it so like when you're in the shower, just using mindful techniques the entire time. At some point. You're not coming into the shower with me like I'm. GonNa draw the line there. Here's on your on a jog. I'll tell you what man if you did a mindful dump at Bill. Blockbuster Bill. Crawford's mindful smashes. Mindful morning grumpy with Bill. Concentrate on your spink ter-. Breeze. Through your? Done. supermodel Giselle Bunchin, wife of Tom Brady giving back to mother earth for her birthday this year she turns forty today, and announced her plans to plant forty thousand trees in the Amazon rainforest to celebrate her birthday. She says she wants to celebrate it in a meaningful way. Robert Downey Junior, one of the latest celebrities to respond to a young boy who went viral on social media after saving his sister from a dog attack. The Iron Ironman Star filmed a video for six year old Bridge Walker and promised. He's GonNa Send Walker a president on his next birthday. That will be even better than the Captain America's shield last week Chris Evanson, a video message for Walker calling him a hero, and said he'd send Walker captain. America's shield. Walker got ninety stitches to his face after shielding his sister from a dog that was attacking her. The surviving members of soundgarden, dropping part of their countersuit against Vicky Cornell after her legal team threatened sanctions in May, the band claimed Chris Cornell's widow misused funds from the late singer's two and nineteen tribute concert I am the highway alleging she used money raised from the benefit for personal purposes for herself and her family. That part of the counterclaim is no more the band, Cornell's estate are still battling over rights to unruly songs. That's according to rolling stone. Legal issues began in December of last year when Cornell sued soundgarden for allegedly hoarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties. Well, there's an old guy tough guy celebrity beef going on Mickey. rourke blasting. Robert Deniro in an expletive filled instagram post on Saturday Roy took to social media to express his rage, because Deniro called him a liar in the media Mickey wrote Hey. Robert Deniro. That's right I'm talking to you you big in crybaby. A friend of mine recently told me a few months back. You're quoted as saying the newspapers Mickey Works Aligarh. He talks all kinds of bleep. Work then threatened the Oscar winner saying. Listen Mr Tough guy in the movies. You're the first person that ever called me a liar and it was in a newspaper. Let me tell you something when I see you I. Swear to God and my grandfather on my brother and all my dogs. I'm going to embarrass you severely one hundred percent. He signed it. Mickey Rourke as God is my witness. The issue may stem from a New York Post article published last September, in which Deniro said Rourke was never asked to be in the Irishman despite Mickey rourke saying he was, but Deniro apparently has refused to work with his angel. Heart co-starred ever again. I tough Mickey Hart. referencing the heart-to-heart. Yeah. Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart. He, he's crazy. I mean there's no doubt about it I. Mean You Popa Greenwich Village? I really felt like he could have gone from diner pope of Greenwich Village to go onto being. One of the all time greats, and then when he came back and the wrestler. In. Mickey Rourke was awesome in the wrestler. He was so totally understand us. In a barfly too, but. The problem is crazy person. I never saw bullock. Bullets. Great, He, just he. He really meant that plastic surgeries he had and stuff, and then he got all down. Joe Piscopo him and Joe Piscopo on steroids and turned into like different people. Carrot top did the same thing, and then they just look so different, and we started to look cleared the the lion lady member Lion Lady Val. That's who make you have is worked on by pen dot I. Mean who did that work? Seriously Did. They put that asphalt helper in his like what happened to him. His whole face changed. A, good looking dude like why did he bought? This is dumb. Why don't. Think. So, good to point, he's really good in the avengers movie. He plays the one of the bad guys. In one of the Russian, yeah, yeah. Finally R Kelly keeps trying to get out of jail as he awaits trial on sex abuse allegations, his attorneys argued in a court filing last Friday that he should be released from custody because he has diabetes which puts them at a higher risk of contracting cove in nineteen, the fifty-three-year-old has been held at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center since his arrest last summer. He's facing federal indictments in Chicago and Brooklyn as well as charges in Cook County, and in Minnesota that URL judges in Illinois and New York have shot down previous attempts to get him released from custody amid the pandemic forecast today sunny hot temperatures around ninety for the high is seventy five a D. It Is D. V. E. Morning Show vowel, another story of a dog that went over fifty miles to find its original home. CLEO, the four year old. Labrador, went missing. Her owners found her. In their Kansas home after they had moved to Missouri. Two years the fact. So. This Guy Michael Colt Michael Said my wife and I just got home from work. There, the new owners of the House said the dog was laying on the front porch at the front door, just laying there waiting for somebody. It seemed like you know it's GonNa. Belong there and the dog wasn't wearing a collar, but she was too well groomed to be a stray, so they scan the dog from micro chip chip, microchip and clear how to microchip and. He said my wife pointed out that the last name of the owners is the same last name the previous owner of the house, so they went on facebook search the owner's name and saw that his family had posted. The dog went missing a week earlier. I told them we found his dog, but once I told him where we were. He was kind of speechless. Door to door. The dog would have had travel fifty seven miles. From the current home and can this to a previous home in Missouri. And family knows how she made the trip. Considering the fact chewed had to cross a river or a bridge rushing with heavy traffic in order to get to the house. and. They don't know why obviously but. The dog wanted to go home, so it did in state fifty seven miles. How do they do that? How does it know vow? Donau. And how do other dogs get lost and never get found? They end up in shelters or whatever because they can't find their way back home. But it is an interesting response to not liking the house you move to. I'm. Like I'm not David Muir you guys. Of this house, not a fan of this house. Going back to the old one, I'd like the art. Or missed its friends there and stuff. You know if every four year old kid they would. But the dog somehow at fifty seven miles. I don't. Is it luck? Did somebody steals. ended up in that town. I don't know man can't be. Dog has distinct. Don't those microchips have tracing devices? You see like which path they took. I think some of them do but not like view of an old dog that it was put in years ago. I don't think so You can also buy I. Think collars that have like a GPS tracker on Okay Yeah, but. That is that's incredible. Yeah crazy seven miles. All right when we come back Mike Scott Your sports fill bork joining US forty, five, the all to diner plus Joe Musco of the opening day starter for the buck does will be on the show nine thousand five. Sports. Mike Pursuit of with your sports right now on the morning show. Sports Center brought to you by Bridge Ville. Appliance Sidney Crosby, not et penguins practice yesterday, assistant coach Mark Ricky. Who met the media? Be a zoom rather than head coach. Mike Sullivan said he was not privy to those things when asked about crosby status, Sullivan had declined to comment on crosby. On Saturday, citing NHL policy crosby started an intra squad scrimmage and didn't finish it scrimmage. At least if you wanted to see the big name, players get the big time goals. Sullivan was more than happy to address. The state of the Penguins as they prepare for the NFL's restart following that Intra squad scrimmage is we like to say around here? Sullivan really likes where they're at. I think the guys have done a real good job I. Love Her Energy Level I. Love Our enthusiasm out. There I love our compete level. I. Think we're. Every day we're starting to We're trying to ramp it up a little bit more. and get them more game ready I thought the first three days were were really good. just trying to introduce a little bit grind, but not too much You know we give it to you off to recover and we get back out of. The way we did yesterday and today is. Is, is the first intra squad so You know I I think the guys. There are excited they're excited about the opportunity. I think they liked the group that we have and and we're working extremely hard as a group here to try to try to get ourselves as game ready as possible, so I i. just I really liked that the attitude of the group. In the enthusiasm for me, it's so it's. It's palpable you can. You can feel it when you're around the guys. My standpoint it's exciting to be rob. Crosby, score a goal in scrimmage before departing against got a couple and reported no ill-effects whatsoever regarding his shoulder. If Getting Malkin Crystal, tank Justin Schultz and Sam Lafferty also scored. The black team wants seven and nothing Matt. Murray gave up all seven goals. In the net for the gold team, the pirates were also busy over the weekend. They hosted the Cleveland Indians in an exhibition game Saturday night at the PNC park. The bucks built a three nothing lead, but cow creek and the bullpen. Let it get away. They lost the game five to three, but that did not Mar The performance of Joe Musco whatsoever must grow up started with the first three innings. Struck out five walked one and gave up one hit. He had a lot going on the way. He'll want it to be going on starting this weekend in Saint Louis. Yeah. I mean I feel like everything was working really. kind of what we used predominantly for the night. I guess, but all my stuff. Shark forgivable been really this entire summer camps for really good for me. Trying to continue that process of? Repeat Delivery and folks on the few little keys that I haven't just simplifying minimize you know the thought process in my head when I'm out there. It wasn't just a strikeouts with Moscow of it was the way he was getting them. A variety of pitches in a variety of spots Dirk Shelton said afterward that when it's working for must grow. That's the way it's GonNa work. Yeah I think that's a really good point. When when you have a guy that has you know five or six pitches in when he feels the ability to execute it I think he can use all of them as a put away pitch in, and that was something that we were very happy with tonight, being able to talk to Oscar about the usage, and just making sure that he through all of them in than the fact that he was able to get some really. Good location and some swings and misses with pretty good lineup I mean there's some elite hitters on that club and guys that are can really swing the bat and the fact that he was able to do it without lineup at the top. Especially, it was. It was nice to say. BUCKS WILL BE IN CLEVELAND TONIGHT FOR exhibition game number two against the Indians Trevor Williams will start for the pirates will be opposed initially by Mike Cleven, sure of the Indians and another two teams will play a back here again at PNC park on Wednesday, there's going to be real baseball Friday night randy. I'm looking forward to it. You must. Grove is such an interesting guy he you know of course pitch for the Astros on that now. Besmirched twenty seventeen world series victory not besmirched no besmirches when you say something bad about it. They didn't say anything bad about it. They it's tainted and he thought so too must grow was quoted as saying. He thought it was tainted. He's a yeah, it is. It's an asterisk. World Series Mike seems like everything's going to have an asterisk in the midst of the Krona virus, but that's a particularly. Vile chapter in baseball. that. People I! Guess you know. Taking the World Series Championship away from them was seen as being too severe, but boy. They got a slap on the wrist for all of that. Yeah, it's always hard to me when you when something happens, it happens. You know what I mean whether it's a college team that. Subsequently winds up on probation or some other run afoul of the law and. It's difficult for anybody to buy into well. I saw that happened, but now it's supposed to think it didn't happen so. Finds in these situations. These teams are made of money, so that's not to really get anybody's attention. To get to the bottom of it, and they'll be. They had to give the players immunity to to get to the truth. I don't know if that's the case or not, but that was their story. They were sticking to it. Yeah, those a convenient way of saying. Oh, well, we can't get rid of all these great players. We have to put someone out there. People will buy tickets to see. And this year. Who knows if they're going to be able to do that I? Sent you guys a cool promotion. The Red Sox are doing since no people will be in the stands, or at least not in the numbers they used to be. They're doing a promotion where you can pay to have your cardboard cutout put in the stands above the green monster at fenway so in those bleacher seats up there. You can have your cart you as a red sox fan, they should totally do this in PNC park by the way, and then if a home run ball clears the monster and hits your cardboard cutout. They will give you I think you get like five hundred bucks, and you get the ball signed by whoever hit it and they will. They'll sign your cardboard. Cut Out and then put another one of you up there. I think it's a good idea. It's kind of a fun promotion. Right why? Why not just steal it and do it a pse park? How how? Much a cardboard cutout Yinzer in the bleachers bill. But would it be sparsely attended still? Enough fans to contribute so it's just. A couple teams doing that. Cut Out promotion thing. Some of the let you use a picture of your dog. There's a big dog in the first royal I haven't heard about homerun promotion anywhere else. Long as it's not Hitler, I think you're good, because didn't they? Have that happen over in the one of the soccer stadiums were they're doing the cardboard cutouts like somebody like you're feeling wadden or something in the stands. You gotta be careful. Yeah Noah. Dictators please all right well. We'll come back hockey talk with the old Tunein or fill bork here on the DVD. Randy Baumann, and the Morning Show Ladies and gentlemen. It's time it's time for hockey talk. Be. Tunein are Filbert Ladies and gentlemen. A moment here. How you doing buddy. Doing good I'm doing a I'm excited now. The morning earlier now than the normal news time I was waking up during the No I'm excited. hockey's of seems to be back. Things seem to be. Working pretty good as far as you know, testing and you know as far as the way training camps going along for the piglets study. All right, so what should I be more worried about while perusing penguin headlines, Sidney Crosby, missing practice or Matt Murray Giving up seven goals in an intra squad scrimmage. I'm really not that worried that much, so you shouldn't be It's it's it's a squad scrimmage. I, mean does not Murray need to be better. Yeah, he absolutely does and as far as everything, and I'm reading especially from the Super Genius Mark Madden from his inside sources holy Moly, this guy is connected more than we saw. That this is a this is a minor thing, and this is exactly what you would hope if if there's any kind of a twins or anything going on with any player, not just Sidney crosby just dial it back. There's there's no huge rush right now. we still have another what eleven twelve days before they even have to go to Toronto to get the bubble so. I think this is all part of the process and what they've been told to do whether. It's health wise, and and symptom wise when it comes to the the Kobe, or you know you're growing or your hips or anything like that anything is a is a little bit of minor tweaking. I understand the way things work as soon as they see Sidney crosby lever. Squad scrimmage. Everybody just thinks the worst, but from what I'm understanding. It's more precautionary. bookie from. What you know, they're also expecting. Patrick Corn Chris to get involved sooner rather than later. Yeah? I hate to speculate because when you're wrong, you, you sound like a jackass, but I do know one thing myself and. Told me in the five questions with myself and Patrick Concourse is the last European to come back. To The united, states and so. It. You know there's a mandatory quarantine I'm hope that the team Paul here league policy or both but that could be a part of IT I. Don't know if he's lumped in with. The nine players had the secondary contact with somebody who? Contracted the Kobe which again. This is all part of protocol part of necessary Parameters of going on inside the this training camp, but I I'm kind of feeling that he's just in in his own separate quarantine maybe. In that I just because they were the last guy to come from Europe. I asked you about goaltending last week, and that the thing that seems stick out for everybody. Was this seven goal performance and I know you say he's got to be better and not to work because it's practice. Is there ever anything going on where like when you go to spring training? There's a guy working on a pitch and he's going to throw at. It doesn't matter. Matter and the guys know it's coming because I know the guys working on the pitch is a goal tender, one of these things ever working on one thing or because of the nature of the sport that every shot requires a different reaction. Is there something may be going on that? He's working on. That also gives them. An I don't give an F F. IT goes in. Well. That's an interesting question. A good question Randall I think as a goaltender. Yeah, it's a lot like a pitcher. I think that every time that you take the mound or throw your skates into that blue paint. I think there's there's always something to be tweet It's a lonely position. It really is you're you're in a team sport, but you're. You're almost a an individual in that team sport that you don't spend a lot of time with your mate. You spend more time in your own head, and sometimes that can be the worst enemy, I think, Matt Murray, she's gotTa relax and play Bic You know as far as his glove hand. Look I'm not going to sugar coat this everybody's talking about his glove hand. It's going to be better that's. You're you're one of the top any show goaltenders in the league? Get it better start catching pucks. PUNK stopping PUCK It's as simple as that and he's not in competition with Tristen Jari, tristen jewelries and competition with himself, and in competition, with whoever shooting against him, that's so interesting about the position. I seem to learn about more and more is that. As much as they're in a team sport, they're really competing against themselves to be the number one guy. They're trying to send a message to their head coach to say I'm your I'm your Alpha Male? I'm your guy when you're thing. Is still not your your life cards? There's no hesitation you'll hesitation with Matt Murray if he wants to be. That Guy, he is that guy. He's proven that Guy and that that deserves a lot of respect. Porky. They're talking about pumping in crowd noise artificial noise so that no chirping comes over the broadcast and I'm curious. Who on the penguins has the biggest potty mouth like on this current team? Who has just the foulest trash talk on the team? While foll- US well. I I it comes to mind. Is Patrick Clockwork but I? I don't know how. And I think it's just a pain in the ass type of chirp. I I know the Gino gets in there quite often to and You know Gino's got a little bit that Michael Jordan I'm you know we're? He'll fabricate things He'll take things to the nth degree to kind of get himself going now. There's go over the line sometimes. And loses themselves. Yeah, he does, but more times than not. We've seen. Oh Go, Gino, go to another atmosphere where he just completely takes over the game. A lot of times It's something little happens in the game that gets him fired up emotionally and gets chirping. Guys I'm sure that brand. The tennis is one of those guys that. That that. Just Beka beach you all the time as far as on the backside, the pain is really defenseman on the backside, or or that they only take that many guys that that really I know what you're looking for. You're looking for some salacious. You know you know something kind Kevin. Fevered on our came, but I. don't think we have. This year. How do you assess your buddy? Mark Recchi's refereeing performance. Well I I I'll I'll give him definitely a passing grade I. Didn't notice anything glaring I missed a few calls on on the Blue Line I think he missed a few calls. Couple of tripping calls. You probably could've you feel you know I'm GonNa give him a little eight point two You know what they number eight. Let's give them an eight point eight on that. He wasn't bad, but could have been better. Why would you ever consider doing that for one of those scrimmages? Hell no hell. No, no way. No, thank you. I don't know I. Don't need to be involved in that at all because that's just a a lose, lose situation you. You'RE NOT GONNA win it. All and yeah, no desire to put the stripes on. Booking event. They need Sam Lafferty for whatever reason. Is Ready for this. Mikey Oh my God this kid. A. Whatever you had for breakfast the other day and I hope he does it again today when they they. They strapped him on again for an intra squad Th that's the guy who was out there to make a statement It wasn't just out there to get his timing and knocks some rust off or anything like that. He was out to make a statement, and that's the way it should be when you're a young guy. That's Kinda fringe guy right now. That could be in could be out Maybe a couple of guys are banged up maybe. Maybe a couple of guys. They're not going to be ready to go for August I. Who's the first guy you're GONNA look to? And you know we would think it'd be Evan Rodriguez. He has a hundred ninety nine where he goes season games to his credit and SAM. The obviously has a lot less than that, but the way the same lafferty played the other day and the be so. Multidimensional to be able to play wing and center and the right hand shot and good on face offs and kill penalties. you know I. Think Mike Sullivan might be going Oh. Wait a minute here Maybe that's the the first guy we go to. Because he absolutely made a statement, the. Architects for the special edition Monday edition of hockey talk will continue our regular Wendy- Wednesday series. Talk to you and then. But much obliged for making yourself available today. Man Have a good won't talk in a couple of days. I just WANNA be crystal-clear. I'm coming back on Wednesday. Because that's my day, right? there. I'm back last year the busy weekend we thought well. Let's let's give you know. Let's get some hockey. Talk on, and then we said. Is it too much to you know? Go back to the borking a second time, but you know. Sweet, much! You. We've got a double shift here this week buddy. Crow Randall Valerie and Michael I enjoy our time together and this was. Doctored. There is an ad campaign from the operators of public transportation in Berlin Germany telling people not to wear deodorant. The premise is that they think if people start to smell really. Make People WanNa wear masks. I like that. The learning showers are bad. I take to me showers A. Showers. Post your your skin's oils are supposed to be able to like do their work. Your body like your skin as an Oregon does a lot of cleaning itself. Yeah, and I've had like sensitive skin forever and I'm wondering well. Maybe it's just goes shower to. John Going Matthew mcconnahey throughout the quarantine. Teeth five hours in a row. And then I'm never gonNA. Put on Randall Randy, Bellman and the. Morning Show. I walked around the house brushing. His teeth strange very strange, but. If you let your skin do the majority of the supposedly. That's the way to go bill. Like that Nice white teeth, but you smell like a zoo animal. I'm they say. All the wrong places. The only place you're supposed to use soap is your pits in your bits bum. Now they don Dario. Why no, they said the bum is sounds. It's like a self cleaning oven. I mean that goes against? I've done forty years of field study on this. And I feel like. It does not, clean itself. Well I think around the bomb. Yeah, but they're saying. Like around the horn some. People. Beep in the Horn and they're saying you shouldn't do that val. Who peeps? Thoroughly Clean Bill. There are some people. Yeah! So for whatever that's worth. Don't put soap in your benign okay. Here's the channel. Eleven severe weather center forecast Severe Weather Center Eleven. It's seventy six degrees at DVD. The news is brought to us by Wendy's the director of the national. INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SAYS RESULTS FROM CORONA virus testing need to be known more quickly on NBC's Meet, the press doctor Francis Collins says more on location. Testing is needed. He said a lot of money is needed to make that. A reality Collins had hundreds of nursing homes will get point of care tests this week. There's a new list of things you can't do it Walt Disneyworld. During the pandemic, the theme park has banned eating and drinking while on the move in order to ensure masks are worn at all times, guests are now required to remain stationary while eating or drinking anything. Comes as the company faces backlash for reopening at a time when corona virus cases are spiking especially in Florida. And hopefully you don't have a vacation to the Bahamas plant anytime soon. According to USA Today, they banned visitors from the United States according to the article. They just reopened to visitors three weeks ago. Flights from Canada, the UK and the European Union however are still allowed. So hopefully like I said you don't have the Bahamas vacation plan right now. So we're. Fanta Mexico Europe the Bahamas. New Zealand. A are we allowed to go to Australia? Can we go to Asian countries? Can we go to Antarctica I've been watching that show alone. First of all I think you would kick ass at it. I think you would be really good at it. I don't sometimes they drop them off. And they dropped them off in these remote locations like when I sent an Arca. It's made me think of it. They haven't sent anybody down that far yet, but they do people in the Arctic and you're basically. They put ten people. Naked! The Arctic. Arctic. The Arctic Rock Yeah Yeah. Yeah. They put ten people in the middle of nowhere. And then they have to survive in whoever lasts longest wins, five hundred thousand dollars, and they're in different parts of. They're not hanging out with each other, so it's complete isolation. You have to build a ten. You're allowed to take ten items with you, and then that's where the strategy comes in. So one guy who's good at building fires is like I'm not bringing a flint stick I don't need that I can start with would, and that frees me up to bring a Gillnet can catch fish. And it is amazing. I think you would be great. At this show I was watching on. My would good. But it is funny to see like they build these guys up like they do their intro video. I am a survivalist. My entire life would have been doing I'm not telling main for this This is like look this joyful for me. Okay like do this and then a week out the Arctic. These guys are like haven't eaten at seven days starting to freak out a little bit man. I thought you were like such a bad ass. This was gonna be nothin' and then they shoot like a Muskrat guys like Oh. Yeah, dude, Muskrat, this stuff is actually really Tang like he's acting like he eats it all the time, and he goes back to the like he eats it. Muskrat over fires a so good, and then they're like a one hour later and he's in his. He's like Oh my stomach mole. My insides are on fire. All the Muslim Croat was bad. Oh. Can you eat Muskrat for full disclosure I never did before. I would have eaten anything Oh. My God and We seem to be quoting bridesmaids a bunch this morning, but when Kristen wages percents in their place to try on dresses. I am famished. I'm going to just try almonds strides eating the. Delicious. To throw up. I picture them eating the Muskrat like now. This is Tang off. This is good. the one guy says he's like sees. This is where my history of working in in fish hatcheries. This comes into play because this is a pregnant lake trout here and I'm just kidding. Drag all the eggs out of this fish in them, because this is a great source of neutral, so he puts all these fish eggs in a little bag and starts eating these raw fish eggs right there. He's like Oh. Yeah, and these. People don't know these are high in protein and you know it's like Salmon Roe. You know this can be good bait for me to for other fish. That I could catch. My stomach is a little queasy right now. Not Feeling so good and I think it's because I haven't until now so once the eggs kick in. I'M GONNA. Feel so much better I think. Maybe it's a Salta I. have to lay down right now. I'm GONNA lay down because I'm not feeling well, because I'm pretty sure that the nutrients from the eggs have not kicked in Oh my God. I just diarrhea the in my pants. I think the eggs. Can you eat eggs? I don't know this was mad. I WanNa go home now. Because the bill, he starts throwing up. He's like there's blood in there. That's bad. Okay. There's flood. Rounder. C'MON? Too much of a help at the moment. The one guy who didn't bring the. It's not a flint. Stick at something like that. It makes it easy to start fire starts like yeah, he's like yeah didn't need one of those. Because look, I've been starting fires my whole life man, it's. It's one of my big skills, and then they show him on the first day. It's like thirty degrees. I started fire for three hours. Really running out of energy I haven't been. It's like it's awesome. You really root against the arrogant people you know, and they always have the come uppance. It's always bad news for them when they start bragging about how good they are at that stuff. I seriously highly recommended. Since we're not allowed to go to any other country, Val, my point is going off and being alone in the wilderness somewhere right now might be the best course of action and then filled her. Get famous. Officials with big BURRITO groups say they are temporarily closing. Several of their restaurants is believed. The group is unable to operate under the twenty five percent indoor capacity limit, and we'll have to lay off a couple of hundred employees according to their president. The closings effect eleven Kaya Soba and Big Burrito also operates Mad Max, but they are remaining open. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank holding food distributions this week today from twelve to two at their headquarters in Duquesne. You do need to preregister for that, so they're able to have enough food and a better able to control traffic next week. They have several others plan Tuesday. July twenty eighth from eleven to one at big, Butler fairgrounds on the twenty ninth. That'll be the Hiram. G Andrews Center in Johnstown starting at noon and July thirtieth. That's next Thursday another drive up distribution event from eleven to one at the Greene. County fairgrounds. Prince Andrew reportedly a no show. A daughter Pins Princess Beatrice as wedding on Friday, her grandparents, however queen. Elizabeth, the second and Prince Philip did make it to the socially distant ceremony in Berkshire. The Daily Mail says Bass. Father was noticeably absent from official photographs, as accusations continue to swirl over his links to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein family friends however insists the. The secretive nature of the wedding had nothing do with the Epstein. Scandal and everything to do with Kobe Nineteen Beatrice wed businessman at Waldo, the Pelly Motsy, and were a diamond fringe Tiara the same one Elizabeth were at her wedding in nineteen, forty seven. The FBI still wants to question the Duke of York over his close friendship with Epstein. Who Killed Himself? Quote Unquote while awaiting trial on further charges last summer. Wisconsin Bank is enticing people to help with the national coin. Shortage Community State Bank will give anyone an additional five bucks for every hundred dollars worth of coins they bring into one of their seven locations. People can bring up to one hundred thousand dollars worth of coins. Who has that much money in sitting around? The corn- showed coin. Shortage is due to the way the coronavirus pandemic has shut down parts of the economy. The pandemic has given people time to think not quite as busy as we used to do. Because we're just can't a lot of the things we used to do. And people are reevaluating some things in their lives and one of those things tattoos according to remove ARY, which is a laser tattoo removal business in thirty one cities, they have seen eighth thirty percent jump in Tattoo removal requests compared to this time last year they said quote. We're hearing from a lot of people who are reflecting on their lives during the quarantine, wanting to remove tattoos after making big changes in career or relationships or just generally having more time to consider the image. They want to project to the world. So that is one business that has increased during the pandemic. Mike Tyson will face off against a shark in Tyson versus jaws rumble on the reef. That'll happen August ninth. It's a special launching discovery channel's Shark Week. The channels as the former champ will try to score a Tko or the massive shark all in the name of research, but no word on how that's actually GonNa Happen. When we come back from this commercial break foul Joe Moscow Pittsburgh Pirate. Day pitcher joining us right here. Won't you point five? Randy Baumann and the DVD morning show join once again by your opening day starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher. Joe Must Grow Joe. Good morning how are you? The morning guys doing. Hanging in there man psyched it. Baseball is back even more psyched to see you having a pretty good day against the Indians on Saturday but you know the video I saw your body in our buddy Jimmy. T sent me that and I saw the video. The where you facetime your dad to tell him that you've been named the opening day starter now. Baseball was such a big part of my relationship with my dad, and I know for so many other guys out there it really. Is. You know one of those sports that it's. It's something you always want to be able to share with your dad. And it was a language. I know I always spoke with my dad given your success and your dad's interest in your career that had just really feel like a very cool momentous occasion for you. Absolutely man you know and you talk about. That, he's always as you know. Look at the guys that you see sitting right behind home plate games, you know they're some of the richest people in the world. Doctors, lawyers, surgeons, and he's like every grown man has a little part of them that wants to be a professional athlete in some ways so. that was my dad's dream and he. You know he was a good athlete. Is Kid really good athlete in high school and ended up You know becoming a father right out of high school, so he had to follow a little bit of a different path, but you know he got? He got me into this game when I was still in diapers, and when I couldn't really walk and. you know he just? He taught me the end out to the game. Was My coach all the way up until I was. Probably twelve. or thirteen, so he's just such a love for the game. And he had such an undying belief in my ability to play the game, and and get to this level that he invested talents, amounts of money and time and effort my whole family really just to give me to this point so to be able to call him with you know something special as an opening day. Start was really cool comment. that it was cool the way he articulated what it meant not to him, but In my understanding, he says you know here's. What teams think of you. If they name you the opening day guy just like driving home. Like yeah, he was letting. You know this is so special. And he was I thought that was just very cool. Yeah that's the main thing. It's not about who's Va. and WHO's the number five tation 'cause? You take the ball. You're the guy that's expected to get the job done and expected to win a game I. Look at the end of the season. Teams are separated by. One two three games. You know so every game matter. It doesn't matter if you're the first guy the guy whenever you take that ball. You're the guy for that day and you're expected to a job and. You know that's just how I was raised I was. That's how the kid and I played. Were you know whip and we grew up? It was. The least you can do, and you know the least that you owe your teammates show up every night. You play, you know whether results are good or bad. You know be there. Just be present. You know your effort needs to be at the highest. You know highest level possible and. That's kind of what my dad shaped my game around so. That's something I still shooting. So we've all had to adjust to a new normal these days. Baseball players finding out. things are not. The way they used to be very quickly here. How quickly were you able to adjust to baseball's new normal on Saturday I know you've spoken about the The crowd noise being pumped in is like you know just kind of distracting. But what were some of the obstacles you found to getting? Your groove going without acknowledging. How weird everything was around you? Not, much man! I mean it was pretty. It was pretty simple from the entire quarantine. We knew this was GONNA be. something similar to what it's going to be like in season No, no fans. It's going to be a little bit Dole. you know, but that's how he prepared in the off season, or during that quarantined even in the last couple of weeks summer. camp. you know just focusing on the task at hand and I think when it comes down to you know the best teams that are no good teams that are going to have the most success this year. and. It's going to be the teams that can have that laser focus for nine innings. You know without. You know the crowd Kinda pulling you back into the game or the crowd being able to slow you down a little bit. A lot of parts in my game where you know moments in the game than the crowd gets real loud. That's a you know a little reminder for me to step off. Take breath and kind of refocus with those things. You tend to get sped up a little bit and. yeah, so I mean I. Don't know I've I've been preparing for it for a while. You Know I. Don't know what it's going to be like. I didn't know what it was gonna be like until getting a little bit of that action Saturday but You. Know the place that you go mentally and your focus when you're on. The mound is so high that you don't really notice those outside. You know interferences regardless if they're you know hundred thousand out there if there was no one. What about when you're trying to keep a guy on I, you look over and Josh Bells wearing a mask. Yeah, there's a lot a lot of things that are just really strange, but That's one of the things that we really focused. This spring is the not complain, and not you know. Gripe about all the little things that we got to do. That might seem like you know extra stuff and you know it's a little bit more time, consuming and you know something you have to work into your day, but we you know we're professionals and we're treating this as another aspect of the game. You know we're going to be the best at it and we're GONNA face it every day and do it. We're not gonNA. Complain about it and I really think that helps with the mentality of the team and the energy that we bring every day. You know we're not. Everyone's not complaining and bitching the one another. We're you know we're focused on getting better than we just accept that. This is all stuff that we have to do. It's just part of the game so. Joe There's been a lot of talk about the analytical expertise. Your new pitching coach Oscar Marine I'm wondering. How much more will the pirates be relying on that type of stuff this year and do? When you're throwing the balls well as you were on Saturday night and locating it as well as you were need a spin rate the verify that. Yeah, know it's. It's still a man rich man game. You know there. There's all kinds of different elements that come into the game that a computer can't tell you so. my game is is hugely based on just pure competition, and you know my ability to to learn the game over the last. Four years I've been in the Big Leagues just let those things play from me. Let your instincts takeover I. Mean that's one of the things that we have is professional. Athletes is an ability to think differently to think faster than to act. Say Calm, and you know certain situations and. I, feel like when you let a guy go out and just pitch and compete. Those things get pulled out of them that a coach or computer can necessarily teach your or help you so. That's a huge part of my game, but the numbers are numbers man. They're facts and you know it's right in front of you, so you can't ignore those things and. If there and they can help you. You gotta use them to your advantage so It's more so in the preparation where all that analytical stuff comes into play. You know when you look at you, know pitch design, and how you want your pitches to be moving in the shape on them. On. That stuff is really helpful for it, and it helps you create good game plans, but when you get out there and the game and there's so many times I've got out there with. You know three different game plans and ready to use regardless of or. Depending on what the situation is and you know after two pitches one hundred of the game you know I throw it out the window and it's just pure reaction so. use a lots of repair and get ready to when you get up there in the game, and it's just it's just competition you let your your instincts takeover. Another pretty consistent theme since you guys resumed Spring Training two point, oh. Everybody seems to be talking about the Camaraderie on the team and the attitude of the team. And what I? What a tight knit unit! You guys apparently are It's not a group that had success last year. Where where is The good vibe coming from D think. Yeah man, it's It's cool to see it, you know. We went through a lot last year. really tough year, but you know we talked about last year that we're GONNA come out of that thing on on the other side of better team and closer than anybody so. you know I think we got a really good group coaches around starting with Sheltie, and actually starting with Travis and and Ben all the way down Just, it, it's a real player. Forward seal now where we have the freedom to come in, and and be ourselves and let our personalities show and they're. They're pulling out the best in each athlete There's just so there's so many things that are creating a really good environment. I work in and. You know we're as players that's you couldn't ask for more than just showing up for with a good environment to go get working every day so. It. Really is with with the staff is creating a good vibe and a good energy and. you know putting the importance on winning? I know you worked a lot on your arsenal this year which pitcher you most excited to give its refined twenty twenty debut to you've talked about developing that extent inside. To seamer, what's? What are what is Joe Moscow most excited to have pirate world see this year? Yeah Man I. my daughter's always been one of my favorite pitches. gets me results one I probably the most confident and but you know that back door sinkers a pitch at I've wanted for a long time and. you know throwing five five other pitches, six hundred pitches I, didn't really. you know! I didn't really feel like I had the ability to add another at the time. You know I was having enough trouble just maintaining the ones that I had and keeping those sharp so. like I said that quarantine was a chance for me to really lock in on some stuff that I wanted to You know maybe I didn't get to as much in spring training. Those last couple starts you're. Not Working on much anymore, you're just trying to prepare mentally and physically how you would be in an actual game, so get another two and a half months ago. Work on stuff like an off-season. was really beneficial for me so that two factor t seems it's a fun pitch. It's one that I wanNA use very sparingly because the champion Amazon's very high as well, but I had some success with the other night against Cleveland and I really like where it's at right now, so it'll be fun once you have to remind you have to remind stallings every once in a while like you know, don't forget uh. Kind, of gets values. Just say. No he's really good man. He's really really good and a lot of times all my game from the mound, just with with signals where he doesn't have to put down the sign so. you know Stalin's is really good back down I've gotten to work with them now for about a year and we seem to get closer and closer every time you go out and that's what you want as a pitcher. You know you want to catch. That understands what you like to do and. you know when stuff's not good what pitches can help you? Get back on track and get you back on his own and he's just. He's just really aware of of all that stuff and a game, so it takes a little bit of pressure off me and. The lack of a better. Whatever you know, it's like I can be the brains. He can. Brains and I can be the muscle. You know you you tell me what you want and where you want and I'll put it there and it takes a lot of pressure her. Good stuff joe must grow your opening day starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Two Thousand and twenty season Friday night may talk to your best of luck this year and hope we get a chance to talk in the future. Take care. And thank you. For All the fans listen No, we really we really miss. You guys, you guys. Are you know big piece of what makes our team? Run and stuff so Please keep showing US support and really don't get a chance to see you guys out some games. That's a big part of the game that we enjoy getting to spend a few minutes talking to fans and signing some autographs and stuff so you guys are not forgotten. We appreciate the support still. Right on all right man, thanks Joe! Appreciate it. All right got. Moscow I mean again. We talked about it. Goes? Mad As, we get ownership every year. They still maintain some guys that are impossible to not root for you know there's always a Joe Musco Jamison. Tie on Josh Bell on this team. and. I would argue that by nine. Randy. Can't put like. Yeah, you can't in insufferable owner and then get insufferable players. That's too much insufferable nece. The Bad Yankees. The old. Order Yankees with Billy Martin new managers Jason Kendall. And they got a bunch of likable guys, and it's impossible not to like that dude big fan of Joe Moscow. Okay, quick break. We'll come back here after the break with a tribute to get tar legend. Carlos Santana. Devi morning show Carlos Santana seventy three years old today. Need a lot of money designing shoes. Did you know that shoe designer? Yeah I have parented Yoga. You guys Santana shoes here. Yeah, they're they're pretty good. makes good shoes. Jerry, Garcia may tied over. What's that? Are there the heels? Sandals and then I think I have a pair of boots. That, he made. A. Good deal. Many thanks to the pirates and joe must grow from making Joe available today this Saturday or Friday night. They kick off the season. He's your opening day starter as I told you earlier mike the buck OHS. Sixteen, Thousand Plus Sixteen Earth, plus sixteen, thousand to win the World Series So. If you've got one hundred dollars in sixteen thousand. ON THE PIRATES On Fan, Dole right now. Not Bad. Does win the series. That's it. Just go on eary's. Listen. Would you place that bet? And they get to game seven of the world series. How much? Back. I mean. Go for the whole sixty thousand or Daego about eight grand other way it would be better wins. Do some hedging. There's no doubt about it. Did you guys stay out of the heat this weekend? It was everybody outside. Did you stay inside? That was on a golf course most of the weekend. Inside inside most of the day year. Yeah, it was hard to be about. Mike. How how hot was it on the golf course? Pretty F- in Hot. Okay. To what they? Did. And you are under the cart sometimes when you're driving into cart, you get a little breeze, so that helps when you hit it trees like I do then you get some shade. Right now. SUNBURNS are rampant because people are just so glad they gotta get Outta the House and it's been a brutal heat wave around here so. Google put out the ten top states for Sunburn right now. Pennsylvania's not in that surprises me Hawaii's number one. South Carolina Florida Maine. West Virginia Alabama Iowa, Delaware Wyoming and Arkansas least likely to have a sunburn right now Alaska Washington Oregon California and New Mexico. In Oregon. It's because they're just throwing everybody into vans, so you can't get. Done in there. which is the best way to? Being detained by paramilitary groups that are throwing protesters in advance. No Sunburn bill one upside. Very cheap. I definitely was outside a lot this weekend. Oppressively hot, it was unbelievable. It was twenty degrees cooler in Erie yesterday. It was ninety three degrees your Berg. A same time, it was seventy three degrees in eerie. Get outta here. Getting, your car for an hour and fifty minutes and you could cool off. For the day. Yeah there are stony. I went up on Friday it is when you go down to where they rent jet skis and stuff in the bay. It's a steeler game. There's just Pittsburgh Paraphernalia everywhere it's. Everybody's escaping Pittsburgh, and like while we're. Can we go on vacation in the middle of Corona virus? Let's go to Erie rent some boats and get hammered, and that's what they're doing. They had to rescue Pittsburgh's last week. They brought a pontoon boat up flat bottom and there's a huge waves. These guys are getting caps is like era. I thought it was. Lake Dude you can't put that boat out there. It's a great leg. WAS, A. Side, now it's a great. It's a big. international. Shipping takes place there, yeah? But everybody keeps asking me like. Do you know anywhere? I can go? Driving Distance, take the kids to go to press kyle. Go sit on the beach. You know you don't have to wear a mask out there. Just go and. Wear. Masks in restaurants like stuff like that up there, but like Oh and hang on the beach. It's a state park. It's beautiful and they're sixteen miles of beaches. What's not to like? Just? Don't go swimming in the bay if you can help it. I told my sister-in-law. took. My niece and nephew up there and the dog just for the day and it was beautiful. There were like I really felt like I was on the beach. We had our feet in the sand and we were just sitting there in the sun, and it was beautiful. There are a lot of pittsburghers who are who are taking advantage of it, though I should say that it is funny when you drive on the Bayfront highway and you just see Pittsburgh. Stop people walking in flip flops with their pirates. Add on and stuff air they are. Called, people from Pittsburgh Beers because every time they'd meet him in a by that. Hey, where are you from? They go mop ear from zillow apple. You know not from Newcastle. Mop. Want. them up ears. It's beer season. Thanks Joe Moscow thanks Barky the. Niner. Joined us tomorrow on the show. Band sin and who else do we have on Tuesdays that's it. Billy Gardell. Yeah Billy, Gardell Movie Star Television Star. Did you watch the movie? This weekend you were talking about showing the kids. Was a dancer in the answer and the dame. Answering the dame, it's a tremendous kids movie. Billy's I mean the lead role him and the dog. It's incredible. Well. We'll have the. He's the dancer right. Yeah, he's Rick Dancer. Rick Dancer on the show tomorrow. Billy Gardell Michelle's coming up next with the electric lunch at noon. Have a great day, everybody. I'm.

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Effectively Wild Episode 1683: The Unlikely Leadoff Man

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

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Effectively Wild Episode 1683: The Unlikely Leadoff Man

"Hello and welcome to episode sixteen eighty three of effectively wild a baseball podcasts. From ben grasp by our patriots orders. I and edmond burke up the wringer joined by rally fed breslow mic. A lot has happened. Since we last spoke the super league seemingly came and went just in the span of a few days hadn't heard of the super league last time we spoke and now i guess i never needed to hear -sarily i felt like i had just about figured out what it was and now maybe that was wasted. Silly person. you know not me who doesn't understand. What the subaru wasn't maybe was You know sprawled out on her couch recovering from her second. Cova does like but again not me just like a hypothetical person who meets that description. Is this like a thing that we need to know about from a baseball perspective. No although i was anticipating some emails. And i think it came and went if it has in fact gone so quickly there wasn't even time for people to send us hypotheticals about what would happen if the yankees and the red sox and the dodgers and the cubs decided to split up in for their own super mlb league but from what i can glean mlb. Basically already is a super week. More less at the structure is kind of what the super league was going for a lot of ways but no it does not seem like this is incredibly relevant to effectively wealth right now and i think they're probably better places and bitter podcasts for super coverage if you're interested in that can i know that the engine nudie helicopter had its first successful howard controlled flights on another planet as long as we're talking about non baseball news. We'll talk about the helicopter on immerse. Yeah i was excited about that. Theory get pushed back a couple times and then it happened. It achieved lift. Liftoff the net thin atmosphere island motioning invested in the little helicopter. I'm more. I'm worried about the little helicopter. I just wanted to like you know do well and realize its goals in be able to look back on. Its time on mars and say. I accomplished what i set out to do. And you know it's all any of us are really up to but we're not all cute little helicopter so i'm more invested in a helicopter and then some other. It is very cute. Yeah and of course our Baseball friend and former guest. Shin tally at nasa. Jpl she is Obviously invested in that too and so via her. I am even more invested in it but yes that lasted longer and succeeded. More than the super league seeks to have done. But there's a lot of actual baseball news that we can get to today. Just kind of got a grab bag of banter and news and email responses here. So we're recording on tuesday afternoon. We weren't able to until now but probably not too late to spare moment to talk about the padres dodgers series this weekend because that was wild and wonderful at totally. Lift up to the hype like at some point. There is going to be a boring padres dodgers gave. There's going to be like a nine. Nothing blow out just going to be and bad and unexciting. These two teams cannot play amazing games. Nineteen times a year or more if they meet in the playoffs but this weekend this past weekend totally lived up to the billing and there's a four game patriots dodger. Serious that is about to start in la this week so we don't have to long for the next act. It would be quite a thing if we came to realize that you you really can sort of store up your best performances in your most compelling baseball performances in the deploy them as you need to rate so you could you know it would be quite a a skill you could say. Well i know in advance that i have x. Number of very good games. And i know that my teammates have y. Number of very good games and so we are going to look at the calendar we are going to use our our very best games for the division rivalries that mean the most right because these games have very significant impact on both teams. Layoff odds you know kind of generally but obviously with respect to the division in particular and like they could probably get by on like seventy five percent again's a less good team in the iraqis. Will you know you picked them. Not me so so it would be cool if they could say we We can we can run it like seventy five percent strength against colorado. But we're going to be all systems go against against l. a. or against san diego. It was quite it was quite fun. It's it goes to show. That baseball is better when teams are trying to win. Because you really have the potential for you know best against best and plenty of moments in that series that were just really delightful and super strange also super strange. Yeah yeah it really was intense. Everyone was saying this but it out like a playoff atmosphere. It's kind of a cliche but it did. Which is really unusual for a first. Half of april series ran. Who really ever pays attention to like matchups in baseball especially in the first couple of weeks of the season but this one everyone had sort of circled on the calendar and you could tell that like players were getting into it and you know kinda chirping at each other and getting upset about calls that went against them more than you would probably in just your average everyday april game like they feel it too. It's pretty clear and them feeling. It makes it more fun for us to feel it so this was just. It was like a great variety of games to there is just the wild friday game that was tied up until extras and not going to go on another zombie runner rule rant but it lasted all the way up until then and then it ended with lick cheek. Cronin worth is on the mound to his You know more of a two way player than most players but not actually a two way player. And he's pitching in this game and joe bus grove. His playing outfield trait and Just all sorts of weirdness that is happening in this game. And i don't know if that speaks well of the padres bullpen managements that jake cronin worth was out there in the twelfth or just in general like i think this serious just just how. Many pitchers are being used. How quickly teams are going through. Pitchers and yup. Maybe that's partly because it still april but not entirely at maybe teams are counting on not needing to save them for long extra inning games anymore. So praise certa burning them and then we end up with position. Player pitchers in really meaningful games right. And so. I don't know that that is a great way for a baseball game to end. But it was certainly an exciting and entertaining in your way. So you had that but then you also had the great pitchers tool and saturday between kershaw darvish. And then you had another pretty decent pitcher's duel between bauer and style for awhile and then you got a comeback. The padres back to take the sunday game so it was a little bit of everything and the atmosphere was great so yet. Just give me several more serious like that police. Yeah i think that if we can dial those up for the rest of the year would be fine. I don't think that anyone would mind if we subbed in a couple. More of those games in the place of either of these teams playing against save the rockies. You candle you don't think the rockies would mind either it's not like they're you know hanker into play either of those teams so it was. It was great fun. There was a moment there was just you know i continue to have great sympathy for your displeasure with the the ghost runner on. I continue to share everyone. Sort of consternation about the way that we are burning through pitchers and just the you know the kind of lackluster feeling. You can have when you get a position player pitching in an important moment but it is delightful when you end up with a position player. Pitching to a pitcher with another pitcher in the outfield. That is like the that's good. That's good stuff that's stuff. Yeah don't wanna risk grove because he is unbelievable these days and he had another thirteen strikeouts start so you know don't want to jeopardise him by placing him in left field but it's memorable for sure and that game was like That was almost a five hour game. Yeah of course. It was extra innings but then even the pitcher's duel games. Were pretty long more than three hours. I think long for the amount of scoring the took place but in a series like this. I don't really mind if the games are long. It is a game against the rockies or something sorry to keep picking rockies but they've kind of earned it but if it's a somewhat meaningless game or a lower stakes game or just gave that doesn't feature so many stars than it can track a bit but if it's dodgers padres and it's the best of the sport on display then i kinda want it to last as long as as it will like the longer the better to some degree. There's something very funny about the padres of all teams where we we joked throughout the offseason that they surely were being allowed extra roster spots for all of the guys they had signed and brought back that they would run pitchers to to throw out there against literally david price but yeah it was yeah. That's fun too. I love david. Prices career has come full circle. And he's they didn't reliever david price. The way that he was as ricky and i kind of set the most jokingly when we talked about moscow's no hitter in saying that maybe he would turn out to be one of the best of one or two starters that they traded for over this offseason instead of the third best but i think it might mind she has already leapfrogged style. I don't know if i'm getting to you over. Exuberant about how good musk has been. But anyone who is thinking that blake shelton last long and games because the rays have quick hook. I mean yes that is true but also he has not gone deeper than five innings in any of his four starts for the padres. Yet and yeah. I know it's april team sir. Having short leashes and everything. But he just nipples i mean he nipples successfully but he just does not throw out pitches in the strike zone. He relies on chases and he gets a lot of chases but when he doesn't get quite enough chases the pitches really pile up and he doesn't throw a ton of them and doesn't do all that well through the order and beyond not that he ever gets beyond so again like he's certainly valuable for the five innings that he's out there but i just don't know if anyone drafted him for their fantasy teams thinking. Oh he's gonna be innings. Eater blake snell now that he's free of tampa bay. I don't think that's gonna happen. Is one of the perhaps unfortunate side effects of decisions like that getting framed so so strongly within like a strict. A strict interpretation of analytic scripture right. Because then when a guy doesn't go more than five you know that. I think there is an impulse to see the analytics. Were right all along in. It's you know. I don't know how productive that is like. I'm sure blake snow. Let's go deeper to and like you said it is april so we'll see where he is come june or july and how long he's going but yes it. It did not escaped my notice. Either i was like put. Blake has weird accent. That isn't from. I don't know i'm not going to give him a hard time. He's he's lives a life he's he's been here and there he's known different people and i've known so who knows who knows what happens. That inspired that that accent. But i remain Expect that's not the point of this. But i just don't like i mean this more to laud mouse growth than to dentists. No yes yes of course has been great. Great to the point that i now have a. I have a newly formed understanding of him. My my prior has been updated so good job. Good job meant that. Mookie catch on the time the walk off catch on. Saturday was just. That's incredible i think may have yelped slightly like i had no rooting interest in this game of the series but that was just so exciting and then he comes up with the chest pounding signature moments of the season so far. That was awesome piece. Just like he's the best kind of taking over a game. It feels like you know. He's he's not trout but it just feels like their games where he is everywhere and he is contributing in every possible way. And it's just so much fun to off catch. That was incredible. It was incredible and and sort of nicely vindicating because he made he made a rare error in the first game of that series. And i i looked. I looked around as if cats and dogs would be living together because he usually not only spectacular bid. You're so sure in the field. That catch was really the i just want to watch them play forever. League padres dodgers only going to have to learn what super league. That's good. I don't wanna learn. I don't want more and more about superleague. i'd like to know less than i know about. Nfc's that's another thing that. I'm hoping that we will be able to forget about fairly soon. But we'll see we'll find out. I guess i don't know maybe the scarcity is good. Maybe it's good that they don't play each other every day so that we can appreciate it when they do in we can realize that it is different from regular baseball but yet that play. That was one where the replay actually enhanced my appreciation of the play because it was great in real time but then when he saw it on the replay there is just like the slimmest sliver of leather that came between around and the ball and it was a great call like he didn't trapped and fake it or anything he would Caught it but it was so close to not being catch that it made it even more special so you know for a moment there. I forgot that it wasn't like game. Seven of the world series. It was just a game in mid april. But it had that feeling. I thought i was like. Oh he he. He didn't catch that. And then there was like a slow motion sneeze anyway so much talent display in that series and it was nice to see for tatis junior make his return and immediately hit a home run in the friday game still semi concerned about his shoulder but he helped the switch. Those concerns by homering right off the bat so to speak so as we were just saying. I think everyone has sort of turned on position players pitching and emma patch. Larry just wrote about it. And i've seen people tweeting about it. We're all just sick of it because it's so common and especially now when you've got these thirteen fourteen men bullpens it's like there's really no excuse like especially when we're playing seven inning. Doubleheaders were ending extra inning games. Early like you should not run out of pitchers and have to use a position player. So we're all over it except for when the position player pitcher is williams seo so that came before the wild leading to the friday. Padres dodgers gave. I was just sort of sitting there. I wasn't watching that game at the time. And my alert system works employed when you get like the test of the emergency alert system. Yes like okay. If there's a disaster i'm prepared i will know i'll be able to protect myself. That's what happened here. Because i got chats from you. I got g chats for producer. Dylan i got. Dm's the facebook group had about ten different threads about it. William tested go with pitching and not only was he pitching but shohei otani was due up fourth in that prince were facing the angels. I barely switched over in time to see because williams was so efficient right. E e- a one three seven pitch innings just mowed them down so barely got to appreciate it in the moment but of course he he showed off Darvish esque velocity differential. I mean there was like a a thirty mph. Plus difference between his slow ball which didn't even register on statcast his seventy three mph heat so he threw a what wasn't a forty six mph pitch in there for a called strike. I think so. He made quick work of the angels and otani was left on deck. So i did not get to see the confrontation of my two faiths. And i don't know whether i'm disappointed or relieved. I would have had a real existential crisis. They're trying to figure who. I was rooting for in that plate appearance well. I felt bad rooting against him. I wanted him to fail a little bit. So that we could get the matchup between him and otani. Although as i tweeted. I'm worried that would have created a single singularity that might have swallowed the podcast hole and then we would have to stop doing it. But ben i'm optimistic for on your behalf that you will get to see some version of this again because as as studio self announced on his instagram. I am officially announcing my candidacy for the two thousand twenty. One american league cy young. You just picked the best guys to be enamored with. And i i marvel it is a you. Should you should join a scouting department. But you're just like the good vibes scout there to find the good hangs right. Yeah no the they've both been their best selves. This season both well on the field in terms of talent also on the field in terms of gif ability and just being a whole lot of fun so yet we are recording a few hours before shohei returns to the mound so that will dictate my mood for as the next day. Or so depending on how accurate tracking but i think ultimately. I'm semi relieved that they didn't face each other. I think the previous effectively weld singularity was when richhill pitched too acidy. Oh who was catching so you had a hill asked the do battery which is about as effectively wealth as it gets in this case i think if it had come down to it i probably would have been rooting for shohei. Just because i don't think williams failing as a pitcher actually reflects poorly on him in any way nobody's going to be like evaluating him based on his pitching stats whereas people will evaluate shohei ohtani based on his hitting stats so just in terms of like significance and career prospects and evaluating their season and hull high probably would have had more riding on otani being the victor in that plate appearance. But i would have been conflicted about any outcome. I think too that you asked to. Do has proven himself to be the sort of person who you know. He doesn't seem to take himself overly seriously. And so i think that if he had like you know if you left one middle middle to otani and otani had hit it five miles. That's the deal would have laughed and kind of looked sheepish. And then gone about day and it wouldn't have it wouldn't have altered his perception of himself and you said it wouldn't change our perception of him because that's not his job he's just there she's trying to be good helper right. He's trying to spare other members of his team whose arms the twins do need from having to unnecessary pitches. So he's already playing with house money and then you know if he gives up a home run or a hit. You're like it's just oh dio you're out there doing your best and we would've all laughed and sounded like characters from thirties wheel and so i think that it would have been a good outcome for otani to get a hit. But maybe we're just it's nice to be left wanting more. Although ben i'm going to object to the idea that acidy oh was the only good position player pitching that we saw this week because well there were some excesses in position player. Pitching to have your mean mercedes pitch. Also thing yeah. I can't dispute that. He has been one of the best stories of the season. Were than one way as well almost surprised that like he's not too good now to be a position player pitcher it's like teams don't generally use like star hitters anymore as pitchers like the days of Jose can saco throwing his knuckleball. There and hurting himself are kind of over. A main cronin worth is A good hitter of course but he also has a pitching background so maybe that sets them apart a little bit. But for the most part you don't really get like great players and great hitters putting themselves at risk on the mound and no one would have included your mean mercedes in the ranks of star players are great hitters three weeks ago but the man is betting four oh four with a six eighty four slugging percentage as we speak so he has suddenly become a pretty integral part of this white sox. Offense which is lacking loy jimenez but hasn't really missed the beat because you're mean has more than stepped up to take his place so yeah almost surprised that they let him go out there in the middle of this hot streak but that gave us Another position player. Pitching highlight love very much that he has a four thirty two right now. That's still that's a. That is fun steph fact in the early going here yeah so while we were all marveling at padres and dodgers there was also another great riflery. That was playing out in the bronx yankees race. And and that didn't go so well for the yankees and yunky fans are revolting and i not commenting on the yankees fans and their quality as people fans. I just mean that they are in open revolt and on friday. They were throwing baseballs on the field and making their displeasure felton. That was before two more losses to the race so the yankees speak again. Five and ten worst record in the american league and in new york which is not known for patients with its sports. Teams are taking the long view in which i can say as a yorker and former yankee fan. They are quite worried about their team and at least on twitter are calling for various people's heads so we talked last time. I wrote last week about the incredible longevity of brian. Cashman and i almost feel like i jinxed him because suddenly people are calling for cashman to be fired up for the first time and not that that is about to happen but they are really up in arms about this team and it slow start. Here are some teams. Have a better offense than the new york yankees the seattle mariners the good spirit pirates. The baltimore orioles the san francisco giants texas rangers the only teams that have a worse offense by our version of war and again. That's the only way that we could slice this particular by the way. I'm doing it right now or the colorado rockies and the detroit tigers we we will not talk about how we can do is kind of course cassettes. That would be unbecoming. And we're still rooting for him. But yes they are. There are twenty-second by wrc. Plus they are twenty eighth by offensive war. And i don't think that the pitching has gone especially better her. No yeah. I mean the fact that the offense has not produced. Makes me more optimistic about the yankees. Not that like. I'm in the camp of people who are going to write off the that we all thought was great after fifteen games in mid april. This is really a blip in the long run most likely and we saw that with like you know the as of losing their first six games and then they just really off a really long winning streak and suddenly you forget that owing six start to the season or same thing with the red sox which you know people follow the red sox but like they follow the yankees and when thing cashman said to me. He repeated that saying about how in new york. It's not one hundred sixty two game season at two hundred sixty. Two one game seasons again kind of cliche but also kind of true and i think you can forget. Those things like the red sox. They dropped their for serious to baltimore. And they look bad and people were writing columns about the red sox disaster and then suddenly they won a bunch of games in a row and so it would not surprise me at all if the yankees reeled off a ted game winning streak of their own or just you know one like everyone expected them to from here on out and everyone forgot about this start which is not to say that they're not some causes for concern here like it depends how you look at it like if you look at it. The way that the playoff odds look at it. Then they have taken a hit a measurable hit but not a hit that is probably commensurate with the level of Panicked in outrage that is going on in yankees nation now but according to the fan cross playoff odds again. Before tuesday's game they are down. Eleven percentage points in playoff odds. They are down. Fifteen percentage points in division odds and they are down two point. Seven percentage points in world series odds and they are second to the astros who have also started semi slow but have Been behind teams. That are playing better. The astros have taken greater hits to their playoff odds in all three of those categories but after them it's the yankees so there's obviously a hit here and it's a division where you have the race who were expected to give them a run for their money and red. Sox are no slouches and toronto too. So yeah you don't wanna see this but the fact that it's only been fifteen games that we thought. This was a team that these are the same players who were on the team three weeks ago when we thought it was a great team and the that they haven't hit which like i have no doubt that the yankees are going to hit. You could have doubts about the pitching but the offense just is not really doubtable. I don't think especially as long as guys aren't injured. Which isn't really the case. Thus far and i should say the issue has come in the rotation at the bullpen which is tops in the american league by war and has a very respectable two seven. Six v of the The starters have struggled. They've struggled. But i agree. I think that this is the sort of thing is going to sort itself out. In fairly short order they will get some offensive reinforcements as guys come back from injury so they have that going for them and also there are good baseball team. Who's just had a a a lousy. Start so i think it's gonna be fine but i never liked to enjoy the consternation of others. 'cause it's unbecoming and and yeah yankees fans have had a good for a long time but also they're human beings. Our experience of our lives is just what we know. And so you know this. Amount of suffering relative to a fan base. That has had a longer playoff drought or longer world series. Show would seem would seem a bit of an overreaction but that's the that's the reality that this fan base knows and so we're not gonna sit here and pass judgement on it but it is kind of funny. It is a little funny. I mean like throwing baseballs on the field. That's that's That is an a quick escalation. I think i think that is perhaps two two quick enough solution. You might look back. And he's fans and wish you'd save that one because like what is this gets worse. You probably won't get worse and we're here to say that it's probably to be fine like our understanding of this team. I don't think has fundamentally changed when we get them. We think that there was some great error in the way that we projected them. It's just that they haven't hit so far in yeah. We looked at their rotation in the early going coming into the season and thought well you know it's it's probably not the best thing that they're starting depth behind. Coal is so shallow or at least so uncertain. But like you know. I don't think that we have had a bad understanding of how the yankees were gonna hit. They have a bunch of very good competent hitters. But if it does get worse you've already used the baseball bit dramatic bit like that's a pretty. I don't think. I don't think that they show replays at that. Because it's like streaking. They don't encourage you to do that. So mid april is early to to break out the throwing baseballs at the field tactic. Yeah i mean if they now improve than yankees fans could credit themselves with the motivating the team or intimidating. The team into winning. It won't be. Aaron boone's closed clubhouse stores meeting or just regression to the mean. It'll be that the yankees fans rose up and reminded the team who they were. There was already some acrimony because the yankees could have perhaps been more aggressive this offseason. They did not shark low by the luxury tax competitive balance tax threshold the way the dodgers did and given the risks in the rotation. I know that there were people calling for upgrades there and it's kind of continuation of people calling for upgrades at deadlines when brian cashman has stood pad. Decided not to do that. And so there's a sense that You know the old. If george were still alive sort of segment of the fan base that Forgets that george probably would have traded all the good young players and there would be aging over the hill veterans. And the team probably wouldn't be any better but they like the aggressiveness of always wanting to have the biggest payroll and being the most aggressive and when there is not Double and triple redundancy at every position. It is unacceptable for the yankees. So i can see why people came into the season sort of upset about that and look. It's been quite a while by yankee standards. Since they went world series or even won a pennant. So people are impatient and i know you sympathize as a mariners fan. I mean yeah. I i think that there is a limit to my understanding of their situation to be sure and look if if my alternatives were being stuck rooting for the jets. I might freak out too. I also think that there's something to be said for the fact that you know people are finding their way to the back to the ballpark for the first time in a long time. And you know we're all having like pent up feeling. And i think we're all being caught unawares by moments when we feel very emotional about reentering. The world's in something resembling the way that we used to. And so i can appreciate. How perhaps you you burn too hot too fast because really i am so excited but also think that people should should remember that. We're only gonna talk about the ball but the one time so now to come up with a different thing yes to come up with something else. Yeah i don't know if people need to recalibrate their feeling for the season and how long it is after the sixty km season because if you start at five and ten last year that would be a big deal if you start ten this year. It's not good but it's hardly a killer. And i don't know that the yankees will be fine. I would assume that the yankees from this day forward will probably play more or less as they were expected to play and will this hole that they've dug themselves Impair them at the end of the season. I don't know it's possible that it could but they would not be the first team to rebound from like this and really. Every good team has a stretch like this. It so happens that they had it at the very start of the season when it is incredibly conspicuous but that doesn't mean that they will continue to play that well and perhaps when we look back it will seem like they just got it out of the way early so i think that probably there would have been a a reaction mostly like this in any so. I don't know that it's coming after the sixty game season or it's just the yankees and new york and five and ten is not good for a team with high expectations. But i expect that the yankees will mostly be fine. And they will be without jay bruce who retired and now will no longer be around to remind you that you are older than he is. I am the doria. Yeah and like played a little ladle. But i don't really have much more to say about jay bruce other than he had a nice little career and i hope that he enjoys his retirement and this time with his family and the to i never have to think about how old i am or he is ever again. I do think that the psychological effect of of sort of a bad stretch in the early going is so interesting because we don't have any other good baseball's sort of fall back on and remind ourselves like. Oh yes i have. Recently seen this team behave and perform the way expected them to when all you have is a five and ten record and like this feeling of suck. Then you don't you can't really put it in its proper context whereas you know if you have a crummy stretch in july. It doesn't bother you as much of the team's been good prior to that. Because you're you know they're getting tired going into the break and they'll be fine on the other side and we do a bad job or men remembering how other things feel and usually effectively weld is an oasis from these overreactions. I like to think that We will not be declaring anyone done after a couple of weeks and we will not be declaring anyone made after a couple of weeks either unless it's the dodgers may be but we declared them made before the season started so usually we don't Do a lot of reactions or even reactions to the overreactions. Because it's probably not all that much fun to just your assays small sample and it's april and nothing counts and don't even look at the standings soup but there is some truth to that especially when it's a team like the yankees so it's really just the vehemence of the reaction and i'm sort of inside the new york bubble and have maybe been exposed to a little more of it because of that and it's so strong that i want to reassure people are diffuse the situation and i'm sure that this podcast will have accomplished that. So there you go yankees fans. Don't worry or at least if you worry. just just. Don't throw their stuff on the field because other people as you go pick up that stuff right. Don't don't do that. Don't don't call for. Brian cashman to lose his job after fifteen games. That's that's really. I think we can say that. That's silly without without discounting anyone sort of experience of the last couple of weeks what it must feel like to watch your favorite team lose more than you expect them to is. Don't see think about how much more you'll appreciate it. When they get really hot in her. Good again you'll be like off right freight remember team. That i was pretty confident would be good and it turns out is well. Yeah and if you had faith in them all along then you can fully enjoy that hot streak and you will have to feel like a and wagon fan who lost faith and then got back on board so speaking of fast starts there was one that was stopped right after we talked about at timothy castro right after he broke the record. Broke tim raines. His record had twenty-nine steals without being caught to start his career. The streak was snapped at twenty nine and his attempt. The thirtieth was unsuccessful and to add injury to insult. He also jammed his finger on the attempt and went on the injured list. So not only. Did the street get snapped. But he is now at for a little while so we wondered how long it would last than would it. Make him any less likely to go. And i guess it didn't but now it's over and who knows. Maybe it's a relief to tim castro that he is no longer flawless and there is no longer any expectation of perfection. Diminish like the rest of us. But you know who is perfect. Someone else who stole a base on sunday and i just wanted to salute it because we don't get a whole lot of opportunities to praise his latter performance. But no who has a better stolen base success rate than tim. Lou castro dating back to twenty sixteen albert polce pool holes is a perfect base dealer since twenty sixteen. He has swiped twelve bags. He has not been caught. I think he's perfect in his last thirteen attempts. Dating back to twenty fifteen. He is one of four players. I believe who have made at least ten attempts and have not been caught over that span. Kevin albert pujols holes lane atoms and liotti taveras saw that stat in the baseball reference stat head daily email and upper holes is not like those other players or any other player in the majors now because he is the slowest that there is an. I don't mean to insult him. It's just the facts we all see the sprint speed leaderboard. And he is perennially toward or at the bottom of it and not just at the bottom but at the bottom by a lot. He's on his own. Ultra slow island one full foot per second behind your ear. Molina who isn't exactly a speed demon himself and yet when he goes which is a rare occurrence but not an unheard of occurrence. He makes it and he does it just with wiles with his veterans smarts. So he did this in a game against the rangers on sunday. He stole third without even drying throat. I think he just stole it on the pitcher. He picks his spots. No one is paying very close attention to him or holding him close. And why would they because. He is operatives slowest position player in baseball and yet every now and then he still has those instincts. You know doesn't really have the reaction time the the bat speed that he wants did but he definitely has the veteran experience. He has more of that than ever and every now and then he deploys it to steal bag in always get a kick out of it. So he's actually the oldest player to steal base since each row in even each rose last gasp twenty eighteen. He still had a slightly above average sprint speed. I appreciate that. He appreciates the value of being widely in this way right because yeah like a pitcher isn't gonna worry about our pools. Why would albert pool host run. And he doesn't. He doesn't overuse his wiliness right. He selective in his wiles. And so. I think that it's still awful because you know there's kind of a look there's always kind of a look on the face of the pitcher. It's one of two things either totally flabbergasted that it worked or they're kind of secretly delighted early. Don't do that again but also those pretty cool. Yeah yeah. if your pool's you have to be perfect like you better make it because otherwise it's like. Why are you running to slowest flair. There is so if he were getting caught. Then that would be situation where you might want to sit down and say albert. You don't have the wheels that used to. But because he makes it all the time what can you say you find the right times to do it. It's it's pretty delightful all right so i've got a few emails here to read in response to things that we talked about recently so this is an email from adams spelane and he is responding to our multiple conversations. Recently player switch reuss players Masquerading as other players secretly perhaps better player substituting for less good players to get an at bat that they're not entitled to. We talked about whether this has ever happened whether it would be feasible. And adam rates in to say. I spent ten seasons two thousand nine to two thousand eighteen as a broadcaster in the rockies organization in the pioneer league. And i can tell you. We pulled off the player switcheroo multiple times though never with malicious intent to cheat the game. It was always done because a pitcher who is supposed to pitch was left off the lineup card at don't remember all of them but here are the two most memorable in two thousand nine. Clint pilfered was supposed to be the second pitcher of a piggyback but he was left off the lineup card so he was given billy vaughan nex number twelve jersey and he starts warming up. I looked down to the bullpen and see number twelve warming up but it was obviously telford because the pitcher socks were pulled up a telford staple i text down to the dugout and they tell me to make sure vo. Panic is announced so our. Pa announcer announced fo- into the game. And that's what was put into the box score until i had. It changed a few days later. So secret couldn't telford appearance. And then the second instance. In two thousand fourteen we put garrett schlecht jersey on tony bryant and he went six up six down in the seventh and eighth innings on our way to do nothing win. The best parts of this were. That schlecht was a six to lefty while bryant was six seven radi and our number two hitter was michael kc who drove in both runs that night. The pioneer league was really something so the switcheroo has happened in the low minors. At least although not really for the reasons that we were talking about no not exactly. When you're i do wonder why they had so many procedural errors. Thank you should really look at that sets the minor leagues for the lineup. Carmakers to i guess yeah. It's yeah it's a development league for everybody that's delightful. Although it is is quite different. I think both in its intent and It's caused than than what we were talking about. But i kept thinking about this. It would be such a rare combination of traits. Because you'd have to have two guys who were basically the same in every discernible way except that one is materially better to the point of it being worth it because we discuss like if you get jammed up in a defensive swap that could end up giving back the runs the youth theoretically just scored. You'd need them to look the same enough that it wouldn't draw attention and again. I think that the consequences would be pretty severe. So i think there's a reason we haven't seen it. Because the number of times the we even have it as a potentialities or so limited but I don't think that minor league pitching stuff qualifies. But i'm glad that you're able to get your guys into get the workday needed because really. That's what they're there for their through their to grow less empire oversight at that level fewer recognizable faces that go with names just less oversight in general less you people actually caring which players are actually in the game at any given time so definitely easier to pull off there. We also got an email from a patron supporter named sedan. I hope i'm pronouncing that correctly. Who says just to add to the video replay conversation. Whenever i've watched a quick game on tv the replay on this decision is the audience sees the video that the empire sees. Here's the empire asking the video technician to go back or forth. Explains his rationale for a decision and then at the end tells the empire on the field to keep or reverse his call. This adds both transparency to the process and keeps the audience engaged with the process instead of board waiting for the call. Do you think this is feasible in baseball. And do you think it would be an improvement on the current system. I think having some kind of explanation for the folks in the in the ballpark especially would be useful. Because i do think that there is often confusion about why a particular call is either you know upheld or overturned and i think that sometimes the rules like when it's a guy coming off the back for a hot second and he gets out. That's i think pretty comprehensible your typical fan. But there are some more sort of obscure roles in corner cases. That are in the rule book. And i think that when it comes to those rather than having fans in the stands not know what's going on at all and rather than leaving the broadcast booth to kind of fumble their way through an explanation which sometimes goes better than at other times. It would be nice to have someone there to say. Look here's what i saw or didn't see and why you know that informed this particular decision that i've made because i do think that the whole idea of being able to see stuff in super slow mo super high rez is transparency rate. You can see pixel by pixel where the ball is in the guy's foot. And and so i think the to embrace that spirit a little more fully. It would be useful to get an explanation because sometimes you know sometimes what will happen is a weird rule get invoked and a results in the field is confusing people and then you watch the broadcast and you can see you can see like the folks behind home plate leaning in and talking to one another and you're like they don't know what's going on right now they have been lost for a moment and the action on the field was sort of snap them back in. They're gonna appreciate it but we talked about this before like the soul mate up all of our rules around this stuff or are made up. It's it's not gravity. Gravity is often involved and so we have to have some amount of faith that like the the made up rules that we have and that we put so much stock in erlich sensical and fairly enforced. And i think that you really do risk turning people off even if only temporarily when you don't have a good understanding of why like you. Your favorite team suddenly doesn't have a runner on second where they did before. So yeah i think it would be really useful. You know they make they make. Nfl refs explained their decision making so and that doesn't always go great. It does give you another opportunity to boo so so that's exciting. Potentially so yeah. I don't really see downside. And that's something that was going to happen. Rate pre pandemic. it was discussed. It was in the works that empires were going to make announcements over the pa system in ballparks and then there was no one to announce anything to but hopefully and probably i would think that would come back at some point but this idea from cricket of actually even on the broadcast showing what the replay technician and the umpires. The officials are seeing in real time. That would be great. I think i don't expect that to happen. But there's probably no reason why at open and it would certainly enhance the entertainment value for me like there's some interminable replay reviews. You're just sitting there and uc every angle that's available to the broadcast and then you're just sitting there and sitting there wondering what could they possibly be looking at. And sometimes it even seems pretty conclusive and you're wondering we'll why did they not just make the ruling but you don't know what they're looking at. They may be looking at different angles than are available to the broadcast. And so you're just sort of sitting there in the dark and ultimately you you don't really ever get khuda until someone released the explanation to the booth at some point but even in addition to the empire being transparent when they make the call yet why not show it on the broadcast. I mean i could see why. Mlp would not want that broadcast. I guess but there is precedent in sports and entertainment value and for transparency. I would wanna see that. And i think that it would be good to have the person who's making the decision. Be the one to like you know like a voice on the sky the come on the jumbotron and they say hello. I'm i'm here to tell you about and they explain what's going on because they're the ones making the call. I don't wanna put the umpire on the field in the position like imagine. You're at a era a game and you're you root for the home team and the umpire says that guy was safe on your home team. And you're like we're the school or and then the other team is like no. He was not safe. I shall challenge. And and then the call is overturned and the empire. Made a call that comports with what the home crowd wants but now the empire if he has to say upon further review is gonna get yelled at and feels that feels unfair to the empire because you know he might have been wrong but he at least was doing something that the majority of the people in the ballpark lakes and boot. So you should have you make the guy. Come on you can be a little. Mlb polo and he can. I'm really forward to having one hundred percent mental clarity after the second shot. I think it's been okay. You can leave all of this it. It was like again not me but like if one person who took edibles ubi being on the back half of it wasn't pleasant. It was just like very foggy. And i i was like i don't know about words socially good that i wasn't editing. We should we should thank dylan and and john for making sure that there were good words on the across yesterday because i think they would have been more typo prone had. They been edited by me when you told me that earlier. I thought that made it made for interesting podcasting if we had talked while you were on the back of edible type space not you but someone son but perhaps not perhaps it was better to way to take things that there would have been a lot of weight. What radio also got an email from robert. Who wrote in about something. That i was going to bring up for banter and roberts had subject line here celebrating our personal victories and he writes on monday night in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game between the phillies giants. Gene cigarette stepped to the plate. Boop tobel into left field and stretched a would be single into a hustle. Double narrowly avoiding the tag at second while the giants were calling for a replay on the close play. Cigarette immediately turned toward his own. Dugout frantically motioning for the ball to be saved as. He pleaded for someone anyone to save the baseball philly broadcast alerted viewers. That cigar had just notched his two hundred th career double the broadcast cut to the phillies dugout. Were injured mccutchen. Another member of the esteemed. Two hundred career doubles fraternity and others clapped before standing to applaud this milestone. A two hundred career doubles graphic was shown on the scoreboard number of fans were shown giving a standing ovation cigarette than his helmet crowd multiple times before the broadcast showed these sweeping crowd shot. That has become a staple of the milestone celebration moment. This all felt like had undue amount of commotion for a two hundred th career double so i checked to see where this ranked on the all time leaderboard. As of this writing serger is tied for one thousand eightieth on the celtics leaderboard sixty second time among active players and seventh among active players. In this game the came when he got it. This research had me feeling somewhat vindicated in my incredulity. But my wife put this whole situation into a new perspective for me as i bemoan the celebration over such a non event. She said no. I like it. He should be celebrating. We should all celebrate our wins. Look how much fun everyone is. Having so in that spirit what others seemingly mundane career milestone should be celebrating as robustly as gra and the philly faithful celebrated his move into a ten way. Tie for one thousand eightieth place all time career doubles really was out leg to the video. It's sort of a surreal sight like it. It almost seems like satire. Or something. And and roberts right like the kutch and others like they were clapping on the bench and then they stood but it was kinda it looked like one of those reluctant standing ovations. When it's like you intend to clap. But then other people stand up and ray oh okay. I guess we're standing. I guess i'll go along with it but this was I can't really recall a less consequential. Milestone was celebrated in this fashion. And i don't know i. I don't begrudge him having a good time and and delighting in his accomplishments but probably would not clear the bar the bar for me. I were in that spot. I mean i don't know if i found myself in that spot. Maybe i'd be celebrating every double that way but this was not the norm. I the first thing that comes to mind for me is like what if you're a hitter and you are approaching a hits milestone but then you're comes against a position player pitching like do you sit there and commemorate it. I mean i guess if it's a big enough number you know if it's like a milestone that we all look around and you're like wow you have three thousand hits then you don't care because it's three thousand and you're like look some of those some of those were probably be s hits in the past and it's fine. I'm at three thousand. There can be some that are better than others and we're excited because this is a big round important number in so here we are three thousand. Yeah and you wouldn't care that like it. Came against jake worth or whatever just silly pick a recent example or danny mandic as an aside and here i'm going to go on a tangent that does have a bit of entendre. So if you're listening with children around. Just be aware of that. Because i don't want to bother anybody but what was your family have had to accomplish to not change your nemeth lesson. If it was mandic. I would have had to lay cure cancer anyway. That doesn't that's neither here nor there. But i do take some comfort in knowing that. Like i danny maddix middle school. Experience was a little rough at times because of his last name in a way. That probably makes it more relatable than your typical baseball player. He was a position player. Who also pitched in same game with your mercedes. Just in case people were not watching baseball like in the morning whenever the red sox white sox game happened anyway to return to the point at hand. I think that you would feel a little bit sheepish. Because really this isn't a real picture. This is a position player. But you would. Do it still like note. The moment but doubles is like i mean. Let's two hundred more than i have. And i wonder if the if there hadn't been a replay review. Do you think that they do anything around this. If play just continues and there wasn't a pause do you think that they say anything or were the phillies like are we gonna put something up because maybe they don't have the replay feed but it does suggest that they're like have that ready like they knew that. That's what i was wondering. Yeah clearly cigarette knew about this. He asked for the ball and find like be aware of your own milestones and accomplishments. But yeah was the phillies. Like design scoreboard department. Were they ready with the two hundred cure doubles graphic like that. They have that in the holster and they're like all right. It's time or did they realize as this was happening. Like oh this must be meaningful in some way. I guess we'd better throw something up there so that it's not embarrassing for gene cigarette that no one is cheering him for the two hundred grew double. That's what i wanna know ya. I wanna know what the level of preparation here was. i'm trying to think of. I have a lot of sympathy for the people who clapped. Because i don't know that casual fans. Two hundred sounds kind of like a lot. Maybe like it's a it's certainly a round number and it's more than like one hundred so i'm sure that there were a couple of fans there who looked around. They're always really big number. We should. I would assume it was do something about this. I didn't come prepared. I don't have science. At least i can do is. I don't know like we got really excited about tim. Castro's like stolen base streak. But there was a street component and it had been on it had been undisturbed for so long and so a precedent. It was unprecedented. So that's a different thing ladder. Clearly a lotta guys. Two hundred nobles. They're worth a thousand leaderboard. I don't know. I don't know. I think that i think that your i like hit milestone. The you of any kind that you probably woulda do is like like your hundred home run. I think that's a perfectly reasonable thing to be like. And he now has one hundred home runs. I don't know that seems like sort of a law or maybe it's two seasons worth if you're like drunk stanton you're healthy jay. Bruce has more than three hundred home runs. So one hundred. Isn't that fair young ben. So that's why he's young. He's in the prime of his life. He's got nothing but time at home ahead of him. And i'm sure he's projects probably build some stuff because he's so young and strong and life. Young people saved first base. I think he took the first base bag the other day when he had his one thousand. Th career walk shot. I don't know you don't tend to think of celebrating walks relief. But also it's it's the thing that makes him as good as he is often undervalued. And i think he's the fourth active player to have a thousand walks of. It's a lot rarer than two hundred doubles so it's you know it's not as active you don't get to slide into second and celebrate the way that cigarette did on his double but sure like i'm all for players keeping some memento. I have no problem with that. Lake bowser not literally a dime a dozen. But more or less you know. There's no shortage of baseball. So by all means put that in your trophy case and show your grandchildren your two hundred double ball someday but it just seems like you know i don't know that necessarily merits stopping the game and i think you know in cigarettes case like not to bring down the mood here. But he is someone who has suffered some hardship and tragedy. I think back in twenty fourteen. He lost a child and lost some of his will to play the game at that point as as one would imagine that you would and he has continued to play and has found some measure of of joy. It seems in baseball. And that's great and If this is part of that healing coping process that he celebrates every little happiness that comes his way then by all means do what you have to do gene cigarette. I don't begrudge him that. I guess it's just you know if we get to a point. Where every player is celebrating a two hundred th career double or equivalent milestones than in an era when we are trying to prove the pace of the game and cut down the game length. A little bit stopping for a minute or two to you know. Take the bow and have the standing ovation and show the scoreboard graphic for an accomplishment that is not all that rare is maybe not something i would want to encourage enjoyed it in this case just because it was so weird that it was happening yet if became the standard that we celebrated everything that way than it would perhaps not be quite as quirky and endearing. Double is you know. It's a doubles valuable doubles useful. Kinda hit it's better than single but it doesn't have sort of the gravitas of homerun and it doesn't have even the rarity of a triple in today's game right certainly far more common to hit a double into hit a triple. So if you had two hundred triples. Maybe i would be like. Oh let's that's nice for you. Ll not a lotta guys with two hundred triples. Not really any Active many so you you go out. Wow that's so cool. But i double a. Does seem to be too seem to be a bit much like you know. I don't know it's just not that. It's not that spectacular. I mainly on the one hand. It's not that spectacular. It is funny that my only two hundred and sixty four getting and take a brief pasta. Appreciate mike trout stat. Line for mont. I don't recall whether he paused game. And whether there was a scoreboard certainly is two hundred level. But no i doubt it. Can we talk about my truck style. Line i sure yet. By the way they're only eight players who have Two hundred career triple seed that that. It's like a long long time ago. Yeah i mean like it's so. I just think a bit more a bit more discernment though i would like to know if there had not been paused for it to get looked at if they would have done anything or play with just continued but my trout is currently hitting three fifty four four ninety two six eighty eight. He's up to twenty-five wrc plus his a five twenty bab. He is walking twenty one point three percent of the time. He is striking out at a good clip for him like a the highest of his career. So far i mean we will not really say that any of these numbers are likely to sit quite where they are. Come the end of the year but it turns out. The metro is still really. You still good. Yeah we're gonna have to do a big mike trout blowout episode for the big three. Oh in august. It's coming up we will have to. We haven't spent know the last eight years or so appreciating him already nine years. I'm very comfortable with. Mike trout. Being than i am because that just means that we will get to enjoy him for more years. Read the active. Career leader in. Triples was actually one of the players being Andrew mccutchen forty nine career triples. Yeah so there were just two more quick accomplishments. I wanted to shout out first. Schon kasmir junior made it back to the big lake After a very long hiatus made his major league debut in two thousand eight played nineteen games for the padres and was in the minor leagues ever since mostly at aaa and then just made it all the way back to the big leagues with atlanta is first. Mlb appearance since two thousand eight grounded into a double play in a pinch hit appearance. Maybe not the way that he wanted to come back but still pretty incredible that he stuck it out for so long and made it back and it's not unprecedented that long lay-off but it's very rare. I saw elias said that the last player with a longer gap between nlp games. Ralph wind garner. Who went thirteen years. And fourteen days between pitching appearances for the nineteen thirty. Six cleveland team and the nineteen forty-nine saint louis browns so it's been a really long time since anyone else has done this and there are others but they usually had some sort of You know a long gaps. Like minnie minoso or satchel page or paul schreiber. Who did it For brooklyn and the yankees He came back like during world war two when he was coaching for the yankees and the roster was short handed. And so he made some appearances or in manila's or pages cases like there was a promotional element to those appearances. So this is like a legitimate one. You know no funny business going on and he made it back after a really long layoff and i was just thinking like how much the game has changed since two thousand eight like not that john cosma has been like rip van winkle and he just woke up suddenly but if he had like mlb twenty twenty one is a lot different from ammo p in two thousand eight when it comes to so many things really to still the league stats. The way the ball behaves pitcher usage shifting like he's been in aaa like he knows about he knows about the ball. It's not news on smart but if he had just suddenly reappeared after this long absence he would be like. Where am i. Yeah what happened to the mlb. Remember yeah. He was not actually asleep. Lake rip van winkle though. So he's like. I know that yeah here to baseball. Via that is very cool and carter stewart made his. Mp debut stewart's. I do a subject of some discussion on the podcast. This was the eighth overall. Pick in the twenty eighteen draft carter stewart right handed pitcher and he was drafted by atlanta and it was one of those situations where i guess the physical turned up a wrist injury and so atlanta lowered its offer to stewart and instead of accepting that lower offer he said nope no thanks and he did not sign with atlanta instead. He went to japan and we talked at the time about whether this might set a precedent whether other players could follow in stewart's footsteps and will want to do it but he is proceeding down that path. He plays for fukuoka and he made his debut he throws ninety. Five throws a curveball throws a change and and pb salaries are not public in the way that mlb salaries are but they do often get reported and his deal reportedly was worth around seven million dollars which was certainly more than the braves offered him and probably i think it was definitely more than some players who were drafted ahead of him even and so he went over there and you made that money quickly instead of writing the buses and You know get called up to japan's major leagues and fairly short order and he will be eligible to sign with an mlb team as a free agent after the twenty twenty-five season if wants to so if he does wanna come to be at that point you'll still be pretty young and could get another big deal so it's an interesting route. Not everyone will want to uproot themselves and young guys. We'll just get big deals. And they'll be happy to sign them and they'll follow the traditional path. But you do kinda wonder especially you know. When there are fewer draft rounds and the minor leagues getting shrunk in teams getting contracted whether we will see more players go this route of establishing themselves in a foreign league first and then potentially working their way back here. Yeah it was an interesting move at the time. I think that you know it's not like everyone going to be kinda game for this rate. This is a significantly life. Move to go live in another country in a place where i am perhaps making a faulty. I'm here but my understanding. Is that carter. Stewart does not speak japanese fluently. And so you know. On the one hand you're like a young person and more adaptable and that might not appeal to everyone but is also like potentially very appealing to someone who wants to go see the world and live in place for a while and experience and other culture and another baseball culture so i could see it being something that was either intimidating or enticing intern depending on the individual player and other is obviously some risk involved in this like he could he could be bad he could get hurt. He could do any number of things that would prevent him from kind of cashing in on a bigger deal once. He turns twenty five in his eligible to sign with whomever he wants. But it does suggest that you know even though the sort of range of potential options outside of the draft or somewhat limited that they do exist and if it ends up being a lucrative one for him. I think you're right that there are gonna be guys who look around. And maybe think that they could do better if they are. You can go play overseas for a little while and then come back when they're able to pick their employer so it's an interesting. It's an interesting business here. All right the last thing. I have is a quick step last. That was prompted by a game this weekend. I will play the song too. This is a question from matt berman patriot supporter and he says watching the twins or really the otani trout. Angels and noticed. Mitch garber batting leadoff. It's gotta be pretty rare to have a catcher batting leadoff no similar to the otani batting second conversation from last week of you guys looked at the rarest spot at each position in the lineup before my gut is catcher at leadoff is the rarest position lineup order combo excluding pitcher me first baseman. Ninth spot is pretty rare as well and no. I don't think that we had looked into this. Sir talked about this before. So i sent this question too frequent stat plus consultant adam ought and his handy retro sheet database and he got back to me very quickly with not only a list of the lineup position and field position combos sorted by how common they are but also a handy dandy chart with Red and blue color coding. That shows common. Everything is so. I'm just gonna if you don't mind. I'll give you a little quiz here. Sam sometimes put me on the spot with these questions. And i always got flustered but i think listeners enjoyed me being flustered. I don't know if they'll enjoy you. Being flustered. this one is a probably less prone to causing fluttering than some. I think this'll be more or less in your wheelhouse here so and that would really badly now this though it will be too bad so i i just want to ask you what you would guess. The most common lineup spot is for each position for each position in the field. So okay basically where you think. They tend to hit in the order. And adam gave me the data from one thousand nine hundred twenty twenty you also get the data just for twenty fifteen to twenty twenty. Because i was curious whether it would be significantly. Different wasn't really. But i will link to both he even made a gif of season-by-season so you can see how it changes and doesn't actually changed that much but let's start with captured. Where would you guess the the most common spot for a catcher hit his seventh eighth. Okay so i was close. Yeah second most common though. Yes okay okay okay. You're in the ballpark back in the ballpark here. You understand the positional spectrum. So we're gonna find out first base third fourth okay fine. Cleanup spot is the most common fifth is second most common and is third most common. Okay so mean. I've been on the this treatment and now the tormented has become. The tormentor are right. Second base third second base. The most common spot is second. Okay yeah this one probably is one of the more confusing ones cosc- you get a lot of second basement hitting at the top of the order. You also get some second baseman hitting toward the bottom of the order. It can go either way and it's actually second spot in the order is where it's been the most common and that you know i think probably dates back a little bit. Too old ways of constructing lineups the back control. The hit and run guy puts it in play. It'd be a second baseman. So i think these days it is most common for the second baseman to actually be the leadoff hitter lately but Yeah it is true. Yeah but Okay third base. This one is kind of a mess. Fifth sixth yeah but fifths there. There's not really a clear trend with this one. Some of them like you see a bi modal distribution or like you know yeah. First baseman tend to hit cleanup third baseman. They're they're kind of all over the place but six most common okay. Shortstop fairest shortstop. I is fairly common. But it's actually eighth really yeah catcher with eight. Catcher is a also they are both he's the most coveted spot for for both of those conditions. But many yeah for for catchers a spot is like forty one percent of games. The catcher is hitting eighth for shortstops. It's only twenty four percent so it's more evenly distributed. Fed don't tend to get shirt stops hitting third or fifth that's like four percent rate that makes sense. Yeah although lately that also may be slightly different cubs shortstop sitting better than okay. I think this one probably has shifted pretty dramatically at least in less ten years five years left field fifth fourth. You're right on it. Heat this exercise. Yeah it's you know like dummy fifth but you're in the region here okay. Centerfield ninth. Well how do we deal with pitchers in this pitchers i guess. This is pitchers count ice. They definitely go ninth ban. They go first pitchers no field. Okay i was like hold on. I that i missed. Stood baseball for my. I mean like often batting ethic now. Yeah ok center fielder. I make sense despite tony. Russa's to bat pitchers but yes centerfield. Yeah it's actually twenty eight percent of games. The we'd offender rate right field third but very close three presented me more credit than i do. I feel really like a dummy now. Last year deitch third cleanup but so close. Yeah yeah you're just like one spot often boasted they say you got the right pattern here so it fits what you would think so so the least common combo is here Adam gave me a long list. I will put this online for anyone who wants to peruse it. But the questioner matt his instincts were right on point. Actually catcher batting leadoff is the rarest combination. Not counting pitchers you know pitchers share we off would be rare but but catchers batting leadoff is the rarest of all catchers have led off in point two seven percent of catcher games. They've batted eighth in forty one point four percent which is on the other end of the scale the most common lineup position field position. Combo and mets instincts were correct in that first baseman batting ninth is second least frequent and after that it is d. h. is batting ninth. Very rare also right fielders batting ninth left fielders batting ninth catchers batting second churn third baseman batting ninth catchers batting third so i don't need to keep going probably. It's pretty predictable that the positions with the lowest defensive buyers tend to hit in the middle of the order. so it's rare for them to it ninth or something and for catchers. It's rare for them to hit right in the heart of the order as well so not confusing but interesting so i will put adams various graphics and spreadsheets online for anyone who wants to check this out. Thank you to add in for the research. Thanks to matt for the question and a logistics to you for subjecting you to pop quiz on day one. I'm still vulnerable. Yeah you can chalk it up to second dose your but i did spell cincinnati right on the. I tried today. So i don't know if i can use that as an excuse. I might have gotten crazy. Superpowers from the vaccine. You have any most common misspellings. Is that what it is for you. cincinnati cincinnati. Actually but. i have my bugaboos. I get cincinnati wrong very often. I don't know why everyone struggles with lieutenant so that seems trivial to mention. You know the word that i have noticed gets misspelled. The most often in copy is miniscule. Oh yeah people spell miniscule incorrectly a lot. Yeah it sounds like there doesn't sound like minus. It's it sounds like minister so people get people get it wrong a lot. That one is a thing that people are often jammed up by. Yes cincinnati i. I'm not a very good speller. Actually i'm a. I'm a bad speller. In a way that is there was always surprising to my mother. Considering how much. I read she. She just assumed. Because it's like you know you pick up you pick up all kinds of when you learn all sorts of stuff from reading when you read. You're seeing you're seeing words more often. This makes sense. When i'm saying does i think of a decent speller. I'm good at some like long especially like baseball. Names are pretty good at ones. That are supposed to be hard like a duckman cave or something. I ask that went down. I think soldier gets type. Owed all the time. I see solider. Uh-huh yes it's just the way you type. But i think a tough one for me. Weirdly is anomaly. Interesting have a tough time with anonymous of pronouncing it. Apparently that's kind of my achilles heel spelling lists. I often misspell in a way. That is Pretty embarrassing for someone. Who runs an analytics website experiment. Oh yeah. I put a put. An eye were the eagles while there are several eases pronounced it that way. Sort of experiment. Yeah yeah yeah. I think this might be a seattle thing but anyway i spell that incorrectly. I do like it when our wordpress will say that a word has been incorrectly spelled but then it doesn't have guessed but it's very easy word like someone who's you know. Fat fingered like there and added an extra ee on the end. And and wordpress is like. I have no idea what this is. And it's like you d to try harder. We're all doing our best in. I don't think you are so any will always remember to capitalize the g. and fan graphs camel case very important. All right well we will. And there and i will go hopefully enjoy shohei ohtani pitching and if it is not enjoyable and you know that as you're listening to that please do not rapid all right. That will do it for today. Thanks as always for listening. After we recorded the yankees beat braves their six ten. The comeback begins by trout. Hit his hardest tract home. Run of the statcast era. His slash line is now up to three eighty five five au eight seven sixty nine not too shabby and shohei ohtani did. In fact make his return. Angels beat writer rep pollinger wrote. It was a successful albeit. Wild returned to the mound. For two way star. Shohei ohtani one could call it effectively wild. He threw four scoreless. Innings struck out seven so far so good also walked six and hit a better not so good. The control clearly wasn't there. He himself gave his control a zero out of one hundred but this was his first adding back from the blister issues. He backed off his fastball. Because that was the pitch that was exacerbating the blister and he took a little off it. So you can focus on the control command not being there or you can focus on the fact that he missed. A bunch of bats and held team scoreless granted the rangers without using his best stuff. Anyway nice to see him back out there and nice to hear that the blister didn't bother him. Let's hope is commend. 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Moving On From Joe Musgrove? That's A No-No

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Moving On From Joe Musgrove? That's A No-No

"Hello there welcome to fantasy focus baseball. It's beautiful monday morning. April twelfth twenty twenty one. He is tristan. H happy cat. Cockroach kospi produces a researches and america rebel here to read the as laughing. Today's show more injuries. And no hitter. Filing san diego performance is bad trivia. Hashbrowns dresen. How're you this fine morning. Oem doing well. You gotta love a weekend like we just had with. You mentioned the no hitter with spun. And i've got my big toe name. I don't think you have any idea. What the toes are all about. Why we're doing this on squad kassim for some reason. Your name today is big. You want explain that or you saw. what's your. That's all season the after last night's game. Oh alberto who didn't wait. No taito is clearly one of them outstretched in touch it. It's all good what how many times a phillies have been on the wrong end to something like that. I don't care and by the way. The replay system clearly does not work because he did not. That's on play. By the way between that. And the mets game the other day with michael conforto you know. It's not perfect but we make it work. Close the perfect and then. Yesterday the mets started a game. Marcus stroman through nine pitches and now. He's catching friday. What a joke. It's like i baseball. Has its own worst enemy. Sometimes but the and honestly the bone thing. I don't think he touched home. Plate i don't know how replay missed it but what happened afterwards with the fans throwing stuff on the field. I mean give me a break. I mean it's a baseball game people. But i but in a way indefens- in those two situations is that it's not like the game was clearly swing in the other direction. It's not like the marlins were winning that game against the mets. That would have just meant there. Were two outs. And it's not like in this case. It meant that the braves won that game but fans. Don't whatever i know. i don't know any that way. Let's move on and talk about actual fantasy baseball from this weekend. Lots to discuss. And we'll start with your musk because that's interesting stuff there and you know i've been talking this guy up. Since he was a minor leager for the astros and every year muss grove would end up with an ear. Ray that didn't look menstruate it. With his fifth. In other words he was out pitching his peripherals. And is this the year. Finally now that is on a good team although he was on. I don't know if he was a good asher steam but yeah he was right wasn't he. Still anyway he never would. He always had an near earring looked bad but a whip that looked. Ok in in relation and now he's off to a great start. you know. texas is offense. Come on it's not it's not great arizona's offense paintings for fifteen innings. Three hits neria walk eighteen strikeouts. He closed lachapelle pittsburgh as well but overall this guy with a four twenty career a and a fifth that i think is quite a bit lower so this is actual merges or is this a guy you should trade as soon as you can. I you know normally on this show. We'll say coming off a no hitter. It can't go anywhere but down so go ahead and go to the trademark and see what you can get. I don't feel that way with him. I think is the line for some great things and you pointed out very well here that in twenty seven twenty ten his fifth was four tenths of a run lower than is the ira so this could just be some correction. Actually part of the things supporting it is that he's changed his approach. He's leaning on his secondary pitches instead of the fastball. And i think that's working very well for him. The blessed he's up a little bit there but also a lot more cutters curveballs. Look what i see so far. Yeah i do too. Basically he was a fastball. Half the time guy. And now. He's not and it's working for him. But can you tell the listeners. In general why would a pitcher consistently have a fifth better than his ear. Ray we were talking about this twenty years ago. Dave bush obviously must up. Should be better than that but y if a pitcher consistently does that is that scream auroras is coming or is he just one of those guys who can't get through his stuff like a can't pitch to his potential so it's interesting you brought up dave bush because one of the areas in which he struggled was working out of the stretch when he had met on base he had some issues. He was great when he was thrown out of the wind. Up in there was no one on. He was significantly better than i think. It changed some of his pitch selection. I haven't dug deeply enough into moss grows i. It's too starts. It's a small sample to notice whether there's a change in his pitch selection when he has runners on base this year but if you look at the career numbers weighted on base bases to ninety six when men were on was three twenty seven up to the stage of moscow's career so maybe that explains a little bit that can be one area in which the fifth ends up being lower than the ira. Another one can be bad luck. I mean and one of the great things is when we have statcast data like we do now. We have things like expected. Batting average expected weighted on base average expected. Era and those can tell you when a pitcher has been genuinely unlucky moving on now. The only player higher on the player reiter than ronald kunia. Junior who i think is number one i moved into the top of my rankings. Right now the only play better than that hit three home runs on sunday. That's jd martinez. A boston and have your buys off to a decent start as well a couple homers and steals and i wrote my com today. Basically saying these guys are complained about the lack of in game video and twenty twenty. Maybe they were right i. I'm not saying that they were they. Were wrong there. Were just other factors. There that led me to believe Artigas being thirty-three hit fastballs. Last season was that all in game video via stealing bases again. Is that in game video on. They're not walking. But you were more onto them than i was Have we learned anything here. Jd martinez just hit three homers against the orioles this glacier taurus some there i mean he lopez started the game but are you. Are you ready to say that. Jd martinez is fully back to what he was when he was averaging a three twenty batting average and forty home runs a year over the past three seasons. I'm about there. Yeah i was ready to be there even coming into the season. I i mean it's difficult to say he's going to match the numbers because that production was mvp caliber. And i think the reason that he wouldn't have gotten a a huge number of mvp votes is the d. h. situation but maybe the game video situation does matter more than we think. I think the the problem with that discussion is that people assume it has to do with stuff like the astros cheating scandal that they're trying to actually tell what pitch is coming from. I i have no idea what the advantages for these players. I'm not in that room watching the video with them. But maybe there's something to martinez recognition of fastballs. That was really the issue had last year. Maybe there really was something to being able to get in the video room. During the game analyze. How a fastball is working in that game and he comes out and he's performing better. I have no. I don't really know. I'm prepared to say that. Jd martinez nelson cruz could end up. Being two of the top twenty hitters fantasy without stolen bases. I think they can for average and a ton of power and i mean i know. That's that's kind of bold. Maybe dumb but they look great we martinez number one in the reiter. Nelson cruz is number. Seven on the raider. Another d. h. Shohei ohtani number eleven It's the year the d. h. may be i just. I'm convinced about these guys and obviously cruises seven years older martinez but they look fantastic. It's not orioles. Pitching i jd. Martinez is going to do this all year long so if we look at him great by weight boulder would be to say that counting the stolen base is. They're in the top twenty and i did. I think you've got a strong case there. Nobody through the base qualifier. I think you're right. I there is a definite path to their top twenty finish. I said even if they don't steal even without the story. I believe like i'm trying to think of like. Can they be more valuable than whitmire. Field for a full season. If mary fields steal twenty bases i think they can although average to field steals twenty. Then yeah i mean of murphy steals thirty thirty five. That's going to be looking at the rest of the raiders. A kunas number two byron. Buxton is unbelievable. I can't believe what has happened to byron. Buxton the power. They're betting a clean up after cruise. It's unbelievable how how much power he has all of a sudden tyler naked. Can't stop playing tyler naked. They gotta keep playing while he's doing this. I didn't know. I have not added him in. Any leagues have you. I haven't been able to adamant any leagues. If i recall at believe he was in the first round pick ups and that was because of the jesse winker injury so he's capitalizing upon an opportunity but he's got a lockdown that job if he keeps performing this must grove is number five on the radovan ryan mcmahon. Who had the first three homer game. Crews jake mcgee and mark malawi's piling up the saves on the west coast. And you know we can be skeptical that they'll continue to do this but why why would we. We'll get more of the closers in the closer carousel. But jake mcgee does look right. He does he looked like he last year. For the dodgers and melanson is clearly not sharing with anybody. Gone or pomeranz or any by. So why should we assume the mcgee milan-san won't get more than thirty saves each unless injury and we can't predict that yeah. I think it's fair to throw that projected number at this point the way race mon- miranda ellen the i also was a threat mean rogers really been the set manda mcgee's he was a threat three weeks ago. We thought murata would be a threat three weeks ago. He was a threat. At the onset of spring. Training march went very badly for him. And you know what think about martinez. I missed him in daily league on sunday. I wanna get to this. And i want to be careful how i say because obviously the pandemic is far more important than fantasy baseball but jd. Martinez one on the list. I think either. Friday night or saturday morning with a cold. They weren't sure if he had the kobe and then sunday while i was out doing something else they activated him put him in the lineup and he had three home runs and i miss it. A daily league and i wasn't too happy about this. But what can you do about this like Laura's korea was on the kobe list yesterday and now today he's not. This is not the ten day injured list. We shouldn't complain but anybody who goes undercover list. Be prepared to not sit them in a fantasy league the season because they could come off that covert list hours later it. Well then we gotta dive a little deeper into gio. Shallow is the one. I'm watching for the yankees. It's for a lot of these guys. It's reactions to the vaccine and that ends up being a twenty four hour thing. They can place players onto the. I also be very careful as to finding what the rationales is for this. End the tough call for people. This week is going to be a hernandez. I've got one of those. Nfc style leads. Were you lock in your monday to thursday hitters. And they're suggesting he will miss a good chunk of the early part of the week. So i i am benching guessing a lot of this. I mean i can't. I sat jd. Martinez i don't remember for who. And and then he hits home run. I'm like oh no. I benched him. Didn't i and then he has another another. I'm like oh my god really three home runs. You gotta do that on a day. Where i say you were on the covid list this morning. And he didn't he was not a vaccine example eater mold. That's what i thought so. They put him on kind of as a precautionary thing. I i understand it. It's gonna it's going to happen. It means more homework people this year unfortunately by the way the cubs 'affair bias. I mean as the only carpet doing anything at the plate batting like one seventy a team bryant and rizzo looks terrible. And contraire us. They just had a weekend with pittsburgh where we were like. Okay they're gonna hit this pitch. And mitch keller brubaker. They didn't do anything against us. Pitching cubs look terrible. They're going to dismantle that offense. I mean during you know and trades i. Maybe that's what chris bryan needs is to be you know in cleveland or something but i just. I can't believe that they're this a ten days. I'm not gonna panic. But if you offer me a trade for kris bryant right now. I don't know if i would do it. Based on being a top hundred player or contracts being a top five catcher. It's almost like the malays on that roster. You know an exact davies. Who had. I know you don't exact davies and a lot of people don't because of the strike our but he had gone like twenty straight starts allowing three runs or less and he was facing pittsburgh's offense. I mean you can't get a worse offense in pittsburgh without cabrini as and he got sh- shattered for seven runs in the second inning. And i've got zack. Davies rostered everywhere. So i wasn't too happy with that. My teams aren't off very good starts. Obviously although i've nelson cruz everywhere need you have a general thought here on the cubs this going to be one of those year not yeah not not not anything extreme. I you and i discussed this during the preseason as to how good the rotation was i was skeptical on that part of the team adding in skepticism about the offense is a major concern from a team wide angle. And i guess the best defense i have in them not selling off pieces at the trade deadline. If they're struggling it's it's not going to be a division where you need to win ninety games necessarily so i don't know they might try to stick in it for a little while. Ariana is one of the most added starting pitchers and fantasy. And i don't see it is off to a good start. It's two outings. I mean but he had that spring discussion of trying to recapture his curveball. That's another case where. I should probably do a full analytic thing on that. But you know to starts is not enough to judge nate low by the way great. Eight for twenty one fourteen. Rbi and then in four games this weekend over thirteen neri rbi mean it is fascinating change. Let's get to some more news year. Injuries cody bellinger. Hits the shelf with the caf. We set on the last show. It didn't seem that serious. Well apparently it was and he hasn't played in a while and hopefully he plays tomorrow Thought and the dodgers still win every game as i mean. They're putting zach mckinstry in outfield and he homers. They can do whatever they want. Sit these guys from a broader fantasy perspective because obviously not gonna dump bellinger or a worry too much about pets from a broader dodgers perspective. Here they can just sit welcome bureau for three weeks if they feel like it. They can just sit. Mookie betts three weeks feel like they have so much depth. This is going to affect fantasy. This is absolutely i. Don't wanna say it's gonna be a problem if you've got bets or justin turner or cory seager somewhere. But they're not playing one hundred fifty games any of these guys. Are they probably not. It's just the nature of the team. That the offense they like to mix and match. Dave roberts likes to play his opportunities. He likes to rest players when he can. Cabin locks being a leadoff man for the other day. I mean we couldn't have predicted that during the preseason he's hitting it's off to a good start or anything is on base was like twenty. He and chris taylor both at great springs. That's why i'm not surprised to see the two of them on the roster. Maybe he capitalized on the opportunity. But it just means some of the lesser names get moved up in the pecking order. That's all oh and by the way. I'm sure we'll we'll be talking about a certain key part of their pitching staff in a little bit. I'm sure i mean a relief. Yeah yeah. I'm sure we'll get into that but let's get into that then. Let's do a closer carousel. 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He got the save on friday or saturday and then sunday. He entered in the seventh inning. I think they can do whatever they want with their bullpen. Kenley jansen is going to be closer. Whenever he's available he's never gonna fishing the seventh or eighth inning. Unless he's hurt he's not losing this job even if he pitches poorly. I don't think i don't even know if nixon line trying to got the eighth inning. You know the thing is like these managers. They're not looking at who's up. When they put pitchers in like the phillies on sunday night is not doing a good job with this bullpen. Basically he decided that jose alvarado was his eighth inning guy. Even though freddie freeman came up in the seventh inning and and he free didn't do anything against sam kunar rod but like they're deciding what inning a pitcher pitching not when the left are coming up. Which i think is odd. So i don't know what dave roberts is doing with the trianon and cable hierarchy there but it sure seems like when janssen's unavailable nabil's the closer not trying. Do you see that as well. Would you add canabal right now. Can we have in project ten saves. yes adam yes. I think he's going to get to ten saves on the go happen. Jansen no i the way that can handle was used on friday signals to me that Roberts has a number on janssen for innings he. I cannot see how janssen was not available for friday's game so the fact can able within their suggests that they're gonna be nice and remember. We just talked about how great and deep the dodgers are that they're going to win a lot of games and what was the projected win total of the beginning of the three. They're going to win so much. That janssen won't be available for a third of their saves. Something like that that. I actually think that could happen. I am not saying that you should invest a huge amount of your resources into getting khanate onto your roster. But i think they're going to be nights where he doesn't wanna go to jansen. I think they're gonna be nights. Where janssen's velocity isn't there. It was on sunday. It wasn't last week. And when that happens i think can able could get. He could fall into eight eight to ten six. At least i. yeah. I mean he's the guy. People are adding an now. Let's get to you saying that you were right. I was call. Megan seattle our david schoenfield. It said talk about calm blow in this save. It was ugly. Seager hit one a long way. And but i can't tell you. I feel any better about taylor rogers today either. So what happens with the twins because that's another good team cola made and you know take your lap. The reason is because he doesn't strike out allowed a hitters but who ends up with more season. I still call it. Sound like rogers pitching that great. What don't you like a tele rogers right now. What i don't like about this situation is that i don't think coal making setup. I think he's kenley jansen to the twins even though they have no loyalty they don't think he can be a segment they think roger's can. That's why i think home is going to close. Nicole may has out-pizzas peripherals. The past couple years the reverse joe must grow. I think roger's is fine. I think i think lefty relievers. In general sense managers use them with. They want except for like josh hader. Somebody special data brad hand. Who because of experience. I just think call me is going to stick in the role unless he's hurt a couple of things. One is refused the victory lap. Because i don't think this is over. As a matter of fact. I'm not even sure columns lost the job. I agree with you on that. But komai did actually. It was three years ago. I mean during that that to team year in two thousand eighteen he was actually a pretty effective set man so he can pitch in that role. And i just think roger's pitch better than you do. And i think that rogers is a better pitcher. Then call me so. I do think that this still is exactly where it wasn't the spring in spring training. I'm expecting the saves. Get somewhat evenly divided and i probably would still lean a little bit towards column today. I'd say it's twenty two fifteen. Maybe i think right now. From projecting saves column may twenty eight rogers twelve. I still think column is closed there. I'm concerned and i think you are too well. I don't want to be concerned. Just because kyle seager hit one five hundred feet. I mean that's going to happen some of these guys. He wasn't great twice set of three of his opportunities. Okay i mean look. I've been wrong wrong a lot. I just don't think. Rogers is josh hader. Either so to me i think ball deli still wants made obviously not going to say anything post game that he lost the job and i think it's a little bit quick to do that way. The lex save opportunity to go to hansel was. I guess it's daily that's bellies game. He's going to pick his opportunities when he sees them. Why don't we assume alex race is going to give up the closer role jordan hicks. It'd be it. Looks great. And i know they said two weeks ago they were gonna use them in a multi-role but why would they. Why would shift change that. I don't understand why that's going to change. Unless alex raised us something to lose this job. Yeah or something happens to the rotation that they need depth than the middle innings. I actually think that's going to influence race his role more than but. When can you ever remember a manager pulling out a successful closer to to pitch a multi inning re in the fifth and sixth inning. It's never happened before never happen. Come i feel like it's happened. Once or twice wasn't small small went into the bullpen. Not out of it. I mean years martinez. Didn't he or one of the white sox did. I began our listeners. Maybe the answer. I don't know. I just. I find it hard to believe that anybody. If if he pitches poorly loses the role in jordan hicks takes takes one thing. But he's he's pitching great and he wouldn't go into that extreme. It's like from bitching twenty pitches and outing to all of a sudden being a starting pitcher either carlos martinez has to go on the deal which is probably going to have to. These looks terrible. So i if you've got alex race right now. I'm not sure so high. He could get thirty days. I find it ridiculous to think that managers are just going to change his role that much. Yes two weeks ago. We thought it was going to be hicks. Now it's not things change. I don't see it happening. I agree that that's that's one where you might as well chase the good things while they're happening but the other thing too uninjured to raise really could decide course. He's not exactly durable deal them. Neither of them are things near nor hicks is sure sure anybody is like how many things are. Maybe that's my column for tomorrow. I five ten. Yeah commes thing brad. Hand is certainly not a sure thing emmanuel closet is no sure thing but you could tell me that a manual causing cleveland and zip a top five fantasy closer or doesn't get five saves and i would believe either one and he's already a two saves i mean you could. You could literally say that now. I was all over closet this spring and you were on critic and that could switch tomorrow but critics pitching the seventh like. He's not pitching the he's not setting up. There's no. There's no reason to believe that james current jack is close to getting saved now he could end up being a top relief pitcher with one hundred strikeouts and a two twenty with three days. When you say closet looks like thirty guy right now. yeah i would I'll actually make myself sound worse than say that. I was heggie over cleveland. That was not a in check. I i was just heggie over. The team and i was heggie because of critics questionable control and the fact that the manager didn't give him an endorsement of beginning of the year by the way class-a jordan hits similar pads. Find it very interesting. The cleveland has gone to class. Eight for two a each of the past two save opportunities and he's looked great. He's throwing a hundred miles per hour with ease which is a huge plus in his direction. Which is the same thing people are talking about. Jordan hicks were raving about his hundred mph stuff. And we're not raising raving about as it looks great. You're right. he might have this opportunity lockdown. But you're you know it's it's possibly gets thirty eight or he gets five. What's interesting about these two hard-throwing gentlemen and they're both at one hundred miles per hour. Is that we complain. The jordan hicks was not piling on the strikeouts in his first two seasons. They didn't either. Yeah this was not current check for k. rate so it's very interesting. What's happening here. One way by the way i don't think the cluster is a natural high. Strikeout guy i don't think he keeps up this caper. Not he's a ground baller. he's not only reassumed. That if you throw one hundred you will get strikeouts. That's not the case real weird about it. It's a four seamer and a slider an sixty percent grumble rate. That makes no sense to me. All right if you're picking up a reliever on oakland who should be. Trevor rosenthal did have the threat ala's syndrome surgery is out months. I would drop them in every league. I doubt he pitches again anytime soon. And he pitches successfully. The rumor is lou. Trevino is the new closer but they had nothing to close right. And i think that's what you have to react to is trevino's the one to get you know i liked. Gb wendell elkin. I don't see him really being in the mix currently jake diekman is still got some positive comments. And he's being used in high leverage situations. If there really are any came in with a six two lead in the ninth ever was five to still come in. So i do think i do think when del can ahead of torino right now but i also like the patterns. They've had over the past four days with him. That's all they've been very. Fluid with the roles in candidate velocity was down sunday. Some the watch. But the i don't even know who's left everybody's heard morse joshua i. They've never gonna win. We have to start viewing tech texas. Do pittsburgh bad offense terrible team. But we do roster. Richard rodriguez pittsburgh so. There's david bednarz next in line and texas that we know of. We didn't think jonathan hernandez was going to emerge last year. That guy miami It's guys are better than both texas guys. We took So bass's out as miami's closer. He was terrible. You garcia's the new guy thirty saves i dunno. I t probably loses it to. He's a home run guy of stuff on closer and the two of them were competitive in terms of skill sets during spring training bass just to pick the wrong time to pitch poorly. he could get thirty saves. i just don't think it's a great team. Let's talk combo meals now saying. Hey it's a combo meal did did it. Combo combo the combo hope plus still a lot tougher to do with the closer carousel. I gotta say on thursday. Have your buys and ed water escobar. Each home run and a stolen base on. Friday was tyler naked is off to a chris. Shelton like start with speed. Ramon laureano of oakland did it. Saturday and brandon belt. Of course they did on sunday Any thoughts on any of these gentlemen. Gosh yeah just trying to get my entire listener. The second one you mentioned. I think was the big one. Of course i'm quitting. He's available in a lot of leaks. He's on the most added. I think but he still fifty fifty percent. He was fifty one. When i just checked this morning at needs to be higher it was a bit of an unlucky last year. He was excellent two years ago and arizona's committed to playing if not every day pretty close to it. Take a look at the schedule here for the next couple days because that's always very interesting to us and we'll try to give you a divest thought as well Day baseball on monday minnesota. That's fun martine. Peres jay Anybody pitching today. Casey my zig zag cranky. That's something to watch. I wanna see. Casey mice does. I'm i'm interested him. Trista mackenzie gets the start. At the white sox is mackenzie. A starter is a third through sixth inning guy. An important outing for him as well The tuesday game isn't he. he's relisted. here's monday. So i'm listening is monday. Swish let me to switch. Where we're getting by the way. Because max freed got pushed back on monday. They're using the. Who are noah. Your bike riding against colombia. Tara from miami atlanta on monday and that's interesting because alcan terrorist. Musk to me like can these guys become top. Twenty five fantasy starting pitchers to have the stuff they've shown in in spurts in the past. They can do it so that's something to watch there and you know if you're using a dfs pitcher on the main slate seven pm or later maybe value guy or maybe just a great guy that you would pay for. Who is it Is if somebody here that you looking at. I'm you try to do this from time to time. i mean. I got enough to use aaron sanchez against cincinnati. I mean aikman. Take them deep. You know what surprised me was. That freddie peralta didn't get as good a grade from the forecast formulas i expected in a home game against chicago. It's probably ballpark related. But you know. I'm a big fan and you should be and the cubs are not hitting so i think peralta if the price is right. That's a good one. Where are you at on. Robbie ray against the yankees non chance not a chance. I walker against that lineup. All right handed no way no way you'll yankees are one of the most or at least the grade say they are one of the more strikeout prone offenses against left. Handed pitchers freight so. We ended up in ten outs and four and two-thirds with six runs. I'm not kidding. I came off the concern too. But you wanna talk tournament play. If he's priced. Well all right. That's fair that's fair. I'm just. I'm not in dane. Dunning on what. He was efficient his last outing. He went like seventy pitches over five innings only allowing him like seventy pitches. Bad team not gonna win much. The tampa bay struggling a little bit as well so something to watch their tuesday to will valet. You're correct that mackenzie has been moved up giving bieber an extra days rest so stop eating what it says that he has fiene could be wrong there on the minutes before i can on that that that i mean it it comes in. You know automatically. Somebody's typing in the rain. Saint tuesday doubleheader onis aaron nola taiwan walker phillies mets seven ten and in the nightcap in san francisco this is fun louise castille and kevin gausmann. I admit i might be wrong about guzman. Like it's possible. He is a top twenty. Starting pitcher and i refuse to rank from his baltimore years. But you know we got dylan bundy. Kevin guzman ariana. Cy young basically you leave baltimore. Good things i mean. I hate to rip them but you know. Look what's happened to some of these pitchers as soon as they left nauseam. it looks legit. Yeah he definitely does. He made some very distinct pitched alexa changes in the san francisco. First year. Home game better ballpark of the two for this match up by like it. Did you like walkers first game for the mets this year. Who's he's a guy. I have no shares of i had no interest of. I'm scared of injury. I'm scared of performance. I thought his numbers and twenty twenty were misleading. But yeah when he had a good look at them on tuesday and see what he died. Weather permitting it's supposed to rain all week i think they're clear that day. I think thursday's the big risk day in new york. The what i wanna see. John means at home against seattle. Because i i might have been wrong about means as well maybe ripple baltimore i and look at the fed franchise bad team but johnny's looks legit and hasn't even left yet so that's something to watch Day game as well native. All you're not in on against kenta maeda so get your austria diggings all week. So that's good because want day games and need him since minnesota's got the cold temperatures. I'm not surprised. Had day games. There dylan bundy if he's cheap at kansas city on tuesday as well on bbc giolito well. We've got some nice match. ups here. Beat her back. I like it wednesday. The first game is adam. Wainwright against washington I rostered wainwright in a lot of places you people could say. That was not smart. But i second outing was better than his first. Washington is is off to a bad start. They played the dodgers so who knows and they got the covid issues and we still haven't seen schwab yet so there's a lot of issues with washington at the sutter fault but i'm very interested in wayne very interested in jake arrieta against corporate burns. It burns could be a top ten. If i wrote a column about all these guys who might be top ten. Starting pitchers burns must grow cancer. It's very interesting. Some of these guys who are ticket who are not top couple of tears. They're taking the next step up unpack a couple of things there wainwright thirty percent swinging straight on his cutters so far now small sample of course but you know something. A little bit different with him. You and i were talking about that during spring training. It's just that matchups. A little right on the ledge must grove the whole history of racking. Pitch counts a no hitter. Do you use them in a second. Start well at pittsburgh. Is that not the more the most dream match up. You could get coming off a high pitch. Count out. well. I mean it was a dream match of Davies this week all the same stuff. Okay i before you say but there's no way you would sit moscow this week in the senate navy's at dodgers stadium. This week. We are not allowed. Her conversation about moscow and in agreement allowed louder. Conversation about months. Grow for this. It wasn't at pittsburgh at pittsburgh is a dream up of course ballpark and lineup. Absolutely and by the way. Texas is the same ballpark in lineup. Right i mean who in texas scares you the ballpark. I'm not ready to go there that it's pnc park. Yeah no. it looks like it's going to have a similar effect. It does yeah with with a full crowd. They're blowing on the field. That's smart could jump. Texans okay moving on and when the all right let's just move on. Espn plus you can check out. Nick neater of miami out atlanta's trauma morton like an unfair fight. But i don't think nick need is gonna be car fantasy relevant but you know. Stranger things have happened. John gray at the dodgers on snow. Look you look good. As last. I i have no shares john gray anywhere you. I took him in the reserve. Round of talent. I've kept bench the entire year. I'm not comfortable. And i won't start on this week for the road. Dodgers no no thank you no thank. You doesn't have a good history there. Are we going to get to the point. Where we just see pitchers against the dodgers not like stars by and you're not going to darvish and must grow from the padres play. The dodgers are we sitting just about everybody else. Is that offense. Everybody but the aces who are locked in jira lineups. Yeah that's a match by voiding. Luxa probably hit at some point by the way even scared the way. Would you put the put the braves up there now. I've seen a lot of. I've seen six of their games already in full because they played the phillies. Zuma's is gonna hit freemen's a monster kunas great i- swanson riley. Kristen pass is going to be in the minors in two weeks. He can't hit. I'm sorry he looks terrible. That's very top heavy lineup. Atlanta and the top is is awesome but after the top guys. I mean like a swanson doesn't scare me at all and riley rally looks like he's going to be replaced and pasha is going to be. I don't know how it land is going to do it. But that's that's a story for another show. But i think at some point soon. Maybe later this month back in center somebody else's playing right like they wish they had duval. I don't know like push a wonderful defensive center fielder and they can get away with it and still win ninety games but if he's going to bat two hundred this year he just looks overwhelmed to me. You know and it's not just against right handed pitching i mean. He had the double on sunday night. I think it was against matt moore where he just kind of stuck his bad out and it and it fell in like this is where you don't look at the batting average and say oh. This guy's great cody. Bellinger would have a slugging percentage two hundred points higher of doesn't pass justin turner. So it's not just about looking at stats. You have to watch the players watching passe. Almost all of his at bats. He looks really overwhelmed. Correct that one flaw. I only raise it just because the top three or four castigated offense is dodgers and the brains and twins. Were very closely following them. I think you can make the case of the brazen. The twins are right there yankees or right there as well desert fourth. Yeah yeah. They're all and padres even with peace. And i've got a couple of leagues and i'm starting to feel it already. Do you know. Do you know who six no home. Your alvarez is a monster and he's hitting he he just takes a swing and it goes to the left centerfield fence so easily your resume so good i. I'm hoping for the greatness of baseball. He can stay healthy for the full year. Is that really. What's the question coming into spring training. Houston's offense i mean again it's kind of top heavy as well to mile straws not much of a threat I guess he's a little bit but he makes contact more than he does and he's still base. I've got straw in a league where. I really need thirty steals and i took him over garrett hamson and right away i was like That's going to be a mistake. Hamson can't hit. He still basis already. He can't he can't hand them looking at the top of the lineup. Get on base. He's not a good hitter. I mean he used to be then again. There's plenty players like that. like certain. New yankee pitched game winning. Hit guy who you're talking about rookie. Rebecca door he doesn't he looks so young without the here. Doesn't it also looking young as our tyler chat would cologne kyle. We got some hash browns. Let's here try was on the injured list by the way. I'm sure you're well aware of that. You gotta drop this. You gotta you gotta drop the love this innate happening i let it go. Start making showers to happen. It's not going to happen. Fun fact. a save chance chat will blow. Hey he looking at this first three outings. And i had a terrible first week in my long-running but i'm drafted showered in the last round. As a joke. Innings pitched one of categories. I won by a third of inning. So thank you very much for. His five outs got done. One mia category. That will come back in to be quite important. Come comes the summer. So yeah he's my l. mazar is not tying up roster spot trivia our. I want to ask the question that i want you to answer. Why this guy's routinely underrated then come back and answer the question later. Justin turner always underrated. Never appreciate it in my opinion. Who the one corner infield one corner infielder with a higher batting average mr turner since two thousand seventeen minimum one thousand plate appearances rondeau even pay attention to the rules. Eric no that's wrong. Why is he underrated. I am answer later on. You're not saying charter is under eight. You're saying the answer to this. Trivia question is underrated underrated. I think i think he's ready to properly. And the reason is because he misses so many games so while he's off to a great start nobody ever questioned. He was a good hitter. You bet three hundred every year. Sometimes he hits for power gets on base doesn't turner is what he is very good player but for fantasy purposes i mean he missed the third of last season. He missed twenty seven games or yeah. Twenty seven games a year before that in two thousand and eighteen. He missed fifty nine games so he. He misses a lot of games. And it's not because of the dodgers because he's getting hurt and also he hasn't knocked in more than seventy one run since twenty sixteen so i appreciate a three hundred batting average as much as anyone else. Maybe more but he doesn't feel basis he doesn't knock in runs. Power is kind of comes and goes and he misses a lot of time. So i would argue that. He's actually rated quite properly outside our top hundred by the way to say no. No i do agree. I think that's a pretty good assessment of them but he is a very appealing player in points leaks more appealing points than he is much more. He's one of the players on the list of considerably more valuable in those on the sabermetrics leagues than try without being a big walker. Like he takes his share but like like. You automatically soon as i. Carlos santana joey votto. Oh yeah they're much more valuable in points in rodeo but justin turner is too because batting average matters. It doesn't make outs and you look if you've got a even bench and you can afford that the l. Stints then go for it. But i think he's ready to properly it. He's off to a good start right. Now that's awesome. Okay fine you can have. I still like. We'll come back to that trivia question at the end of the podcast but right now we'll get the hash browns. Norman wants to know if there's anything there with dane dunning too early to tell. They're being very careful with his pitch. Count like i mentioned earlier and i think his outing. This week is important. A lot of people added them at twenty six. Were strike at potential. I think the white sox regretted although they love lance lynn but I just. I don't know me through. I think seventy pitches against toronto in his first outing. He just happened to five innings. It might have been three and two thirds. They taking him out of that game so the fact that he won is a little i. I think it might be a little misleading. That's all they've been talking by the way a lot about having him be the piggyback star behind an opener. So that tells you a lot data fantasy so why not actually that that. Got my physically. Because they deign dunning not gonna finish with three twenty era and he's not gonna win any games doing that so oh i disagree with you on that. What do you disagree with. I think this might actually help him win more games but they're using him as the starter. Not the guy comes in no no. They talked about using him as the guy comes in on the third inning. They haven't done it yet and they're not doing it this week with right. I know what their their idea coming into opening day was. There will be two slots in the rotation. His was one of them and jordan lyles was the other where they would be the follower. So he'd be the yarborough type. I see your point about the workload. There's going to be a cap on them. But if they do lock in. He pitches the third to the sixth. That's going to help them win. When perspective it hurts if starts. I guess because silly win. Rule where it's like. Look this is so outdated this rule a guy. The first four innings pitched great documents the fifth and sixth average and get the win Giovanni guy who has got the wind and a carnal game last week where they won like ten to five. He pitched the eighth inning shutout inning. And somehow he got the win. No runs were scored in the final five innings of that game so whoever pitch like the fitness six th the official scores like well. He didn't pitch well enough for me. So i'm gonna give it to go as ridiculous. Fantasy leagues are going to be one because giovanni goes got an undeserved victory in that game. Who would you give to whoever pitcher visiting that. I strongly disagree with you on that i get. That is the exact problem with the win rule and we don't have a win rule. Why would you give it to. What if five pitchers pitched in the final five innings. Why would guy goes eight because he was not as a. That's that's that's what an official scores told the do is that if the starting pitcher doesn't go five innings give it to the most effective relief pitcher that game regardless of role where they pitched in the game fictive. That's my whole point. They all the same number. Well then he should not be using wins as a category. Because that kind of junk happens right. And i've i've told you this i've gotten to the point where the win rule needs to be discarded outright for all players and i think that there should be a formula that decides who was the game's most effective pitcher and that guy regardless of where they pitch. If they're on the winning team they get the win period. That's the only way it should be ended up. We'll see what happens with dane. Dunning johnson follow up question regarding donning. Would you take him over. A guy like kluber yet. Just we gotta talk about corey kluber. I mentioned earlier. That second outing man. That was that was like dropping bad. That was that bad. I'm thinking of not even keeping them in a keep really. Were deadline is thursday. Don't forget to be. Don't be late. What are you doing like. What do you do kluber right now. I don't think. I want rostrum in any ten. Twelve team mixed league and i'm panicked as the guy who has him as my lead pitcher on my labor team. You know that. And i'm very happy that i have a group of people in that league. Were not gonna now come to me hearing this and try to give me ridiculous straight offers for him. But i'm a did not like what i saw. And by the way based on what you saw on paper he should have stepped up for tampa game. Tampa supposed to be a favorable match opposing. Starting pitcher in his problem velocities not bear. And i know he's not a velocity guy but when you're talking about everyone of the pitches being down a full mph. You got an issue there. None of his pitcher as effective in any way. He showed a little hint of better performance than that in spring training. I remember watching a couple of games. Where i thought he was. His stuff was better than this. So maybe it's the dead arm period for him but based on his injury history. I'm passionate the next game is very very critical. This is the al version of bumgarner. Stopped trying to make it happen. It's over at guys. Grank he can get away with this okay but kluber and bumgarner cannot most pitchers who would drop dropping velocity like this cannot get away with it. I don't know how great he does cranky while you. You know how he does it. He is brilliant. Low commands puts everything. Exactly where he wants to bluer in. That game was could not do that. And between injury and performance. I would cut him and i never rostered bumgarner at all so i put them in a mixed league you do. I don't know how much longer you can wait in a nail only like he's gonna kill your ear a what. What else am i getting now. The problem in labour's lock him in my lineup. But the problem. You know what you can't cut him in a moment you can't you know you can. I've got. I've got somebody in labor. Who is i've got who is Caleb smith okay. And he got demoted to the bullpen. Where actually pitched well in relief. I considered dumping. Caleb smith this week for some connor brogden one dollar ri- actually did i think you can drop kluber in an aloe smits in the bullpen. I get that that's better than kluber. Getting lytton as a starter. What how long are you going to wait on. Kluber zero helen. Not that long. But in an aol only league look at what your you. I've got careless. I'm about a week away. From cutting what. I'm gonna ask you what i asked every single listener who sends in a question should i caught and so well if there's no what are you getting to replace him. I just told you. Why are you routing him. I just told you. I i fifty relief pitcher. Who is not going to have an era of seven. Smith's not the same kluber right now. I don't know who's gonna be thrown back out number occasion for at least another two probably three turns always astra's look i hope for your sake and the yankees say he doesn't do more damage but you've decided that after ten days too early and i did too now. I'm just saying that in an illegal going on my bench. I'm not having him damaged my numbers and i'm waiting and seeing because is terrible so it's not labor no i hadn't labor. I have a problem with them in labor but very different very different argument there and of course i'd bet and how many leagues do labor's doing none and i get it. I like that rule. So you're if you're me you keep going with caleb smith. This is the last week. They're not the same you know. They're not they're not answer the question. Do you keep going with all not. Because they're not the same. So kluber you think's going pitch better not in smith but i mean better general came. No clue grow no. I don't think he's going to pitch better. I also don't think he's going to pitch worse. I'm not sure which direction it is. Not good anymore kluber. So you've done colder. I'm saying you can't write them off for the year after eleven days no you. Can't you gotta put them on your bench and a nail league. There aren't better players on the waiver while you're placing what if there is then going by all means go ahead and do it but in a league that deep i doubt it. I doubt how about your top fifteen. What would you do it. kluber there. You're gonna cut him. Of course. I would bench him in if i could. I'm saying people don't have the luxury. Espn league with a three bench boss to bench corey kluber. Nobody in the spf route. No i'm going to cut him for anybody else right now. Like i can look at the most added pitchers right now and tell you. They're all going stephen mats mats over kluber. I don't believe in math right now. But i mean john's road. I'm marie no way john snow. You wouldn't do that either. I know but i wouldn't. I don't have kluber. So i. I mean jake arrietta over clue right now. I mean it's at least it's nfl. I don't know. I you know that's a that's a good name to throw to at least still pittsburgh and you know they're all events. Isn't that awful division to me. Jd martinez gonna destroy Look we that's enough on kluber. We'll see what he does this week. And if he pitches well. I'll say i was wrong again. I'm always wrong. But i'm just like it's not like it's not gonna get better. That looks like it's an era of five this year. I don't think but i don't think you're wrong. It's a philosophical point on that. And when do you give up on the middling guys we probably are close to it with him What else what else we got you mentioned stephen matt's john wants to know how many more outing so you're forced to buy into. I dunno i gotta watch. I gotta watch him to be honest with you. I mean it was a great spring. Yeah i obviously made changes. Maybe he needed a fresh start. You know didn't like burs pitching. That was a dysfunctional organization too. But i still i. I've seen so much. Stephen mass over the years against the phillies. I'm like really now. he's good. So i i'm going to watch his outing this week and see. I'll watch video of it if i don't see it in person alive. Stay tristan i mean you would add stephen matt's kluber i don't know why one of them's pitching. I mean it. It feels on the surface it feels reactionary to me and too much so but it's a completely valid question. I i'm not sure what to make of stephen matt's wow during spring training by what i saw him. I mean it's to easy outings. But one against texas and by the way he's got an injury history he's got a pretty scary injury history. It does. china rourke another guy to the bullpen. we'll go a little higher up the pitcher hierarchy knicks. Got the same question i do. What in the world am i supposed to do with chris. Paddack not like kluber but could it could be better not be a twenty twenty-five and really good and i watched dallas texas. That was texas. We sent this on the show. We said that this was a critical outing. Now he's got a face and now he faces pittsburgh and he better do well against them but of commerce and he hasn't even gone up a home run yet. This isn't even home runs with paddock. I'm saying like san diego would not let paddock start. Two thousand five times with an era of five okay they would find someone else in the bullpen. Like other teams are doing with their bad starters but this is quite a change and last year he was last year. His era is high but as whip wasn't now everything looks bad. I mentioned the big issue with him. Last year was fastball. Command doesn't look back this year. Three thirty three batting average allowed is to starts. I know he's he's thrown four curve balls out of one hundred sixty pitches. Where did that go during spring. Training was showing what happened panic in the first week of march. It's not eric zala. Take some deep this week. Then that's that's something different like it's i. I need to see the outing. But yeah he's a guy your bench and you don't dump you don't dump yet of course not can't dump paddock. But he's not he's not leaps and bounds ahead of coober on that. Just the injury question with kluber is rings. True last question here comes from dylan. He wants to know if you think phillip evans can hold value. Even when bryan hayes returns. I think anybody who hits. Find a place for. I mean can philip evans. Play corner outfield. They've been using them. There occasionally. well then the answer is yes. If he continues to hit and he'll play very concerned about covid. Bryan hayes not already being back. That was supposed to be like. Oh maybe he'll go on the angeles. Now it's like we don't know when he's coming back what happened So i'm a little bit concerned. There but evans is like come on. He's like is like a twenty eight year. Old right hander tyler. Neko don't get too excited here. This is a guy who shouldn't be doing this for long but you know every year we see guys who continue to do stuff like this. So maybe you know. Maybe he'll continue to do it. And course he's not like nick when nick. When bats left handed can run evans best righthanded place third base. But you know what i mean like like. Why is this happening. Judy was created a guys off to a good start. It probably won't last one out of five guys every season it does last and it nicholas ending up hitting twenty five home runs for you know jesse wicker's not playing. It doesn't make sense but it happens. Yeah he's a third base capable player came from the mets organization and didn't have great numbers you know at any point previous in his career and i'm kind of like didn't just turner do this and become really great so maybe i should think about evanston like no no. No all rational thought says this is ridiculous. He's going to be just a a multi position. Flexible throw in when the matchup is right guy. After hayes comes back. I don't buy. I just had the discussion with eric. I just talked with a good friend of ours about philip evans in-depth and i just don't see it. I literally no idea what you're talking about. But i'll say this. I think in two weeks evans is basically just taking the south. Southpaw at-bats from colin moran. And that's oh moran might be an everyday player okay. It should be underrated. Who i have roster places but i think that's what ends up happening evans. By the way one other injury. Here dexter fowler. It's a shame you never wanna see. An injury. Tore his acl over the weekend. I think they're gonna play. Jared walsh and right-field more and pulls first base and lagaras defensive replacement so it doesn't really affect fancy. I don't think joe adele coming up anytime soon. They have not made a sound about that. When you see injuries you often think okay. You know this the prospect. I don't think prospects are coming up right away because they hadn't played any games. There's no minor leagues in april. So even jared county seattle. Like he's not getting a bats so projected earlier that he would. He was going to be promoted by now but they can't do that because not playing. Where is the dell right now. Is he in the spring complex or is it the alternate side because the alternate sites. They're playing. They're playing other alternate sites in games right like phillies are playing mets and yankees and scranton wilkes-barre and stuff like that and kingery. Still striking. I've seen some reports on stuff like that i. I don't see. Joe adele coming up soon so you can add them their teams. But i think jared walsh who should be playing right field will be playing right. Field suggests by the way that he is the alternate side. So i guess. It's possible but i agree with you. I think that is the way they go. They played walter the other day him right so he might ended up getting you know eligibility there so first base an outdoor which is nice but the fact is he hits. He's glad i've got him. In a bunch of owning a lot of big adjustments last year comes up thumbs up on him all right by the way otani did not pitch sunday. That's the risk and having them to weekly league as a pitcher you get. You got no pitching staff from shohei ohtani last week. Nero right and you don't know whether he will catch this week either. That's why i don't wanna rostrum pitcher. The fed right there granted. They didn't have a game for him to pigeon but still he wasn't going to pitch. He wasn't going to pitch they're going to be. He's not making twenty starts. Not how many weeks their season twenty four. He's already missed one. Twenty five scoring periods. Twenty six sundays. I believe it is but he's not coaching them. All right what What did we miss trivia. Now we gotta run back to trivia here. Since twenty seventeen the woods corner infielder caused a higher batting average. Justin turner the underrated. Mr caribou guest anthony rundown who's third just behind turner on that list at three. Oh seven turner's at three zero nine. The guy trying to get at three sixteen again. This is with a minimum one thousand. Pa's over that stretch. I'm guessing it's not like a freddie freeman type sport. You're going right down the top five hundred probably like david regimen or somebody like that like gandhi. Yeah right. I mean it's probably somebody's gotta just got elvira true that he did just get over thousand. Pa's but it's on a no name. It's not a no name but he got over you pop town mike. You said that's probably somebody who only played for the past year plus and just barely got the qualification. gosh corner. I mean you cornered so. It's not like a tim anderson Mayhew neil jeff. Mcneil's the correct answer three sixteen good caller good strategy. He played enough vase need then. He had a birthday on thursday. I'd never a bad reason to give martin o. Shout out yeah weird lineup shenanigans. Going on with the mets where they're batting and behind jonathan vr. But hey be go met be your men to you do you. And the stroman thing. That's what that's going to affect fantasy. He lost an outing. Marcus stroman lost six inning outing but maybe would have gotten. I don't know but actually in fairness there he might pitch sooner than five days later. And i hate that because now messes with the pitching rotation for. I hate the fact that i needed him to pitch in a league and win and yes i lost my head to head matchup because of that i was not league. I had jd martinez set. It's going to have a sixty day impact on fantasy planning. We hate that and they don't care about that but the point is that was dumb back me like you know. We live not too far away from their look closer to them than you do. And i knew there was no way. We're getting in a game in new york yesterday. I'm amazed at the mets. But whatever all right well we just got in a fantasy focus baseball podcast and we do appreciate you listening. Don't forget to tune into the baseball tonight podcasts. And every morning they do it every day during the week for the latest in terms of those closest to the game all right. that's it for kyle interest in. I am eric for everybody who makes baseball great and it is a great gain. Despite how much we complained about on today's show have an awesome week.

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The owner claims it kills ninety nine point seven percent of germs. All I'm these Cosa get hosed down before you go in. I don't know if I'M GONNA Trust. What's the name of the place? The End Alamo Biscuit Company. Yet I don't know if I'm going to trust the Alamo. Biscuit Company when they tell me it skin safe. I don't know they're just going to spray me down with something. Sure about inhaling it, but. I'm poor this when they're pandemic. I'm for I'm definitely for sanitizing other people for sure. Yeah for myself I still think I'm comfortable most with curbside. Professional huggers are offering online. Hugs during the pandemic, the virtual cobblers are reportedly using video chats to teach clients to cuddle themselves. On business owner in Los. Angeles says there's no substitution for human touch, but that virtual hugs help bridge the gap. Another cuddle therapist says increased. I contact can create a better connections well. This is ridiculous. 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Grey's anatomy will tackle covid nineteen in their next season speaking at a virtual television academy panel executive producer Chris Voronoff said writers are already talking with medical workers on the frontlines of the outbreak. She says she feels. The program has a chance and responsibility to tell some of those stories. I've never watched one episode of that show. I'm sure I would like it because I. Loved Er but never saw one episode. I I feel like. I have not watched much TV in the last ten years period. That's online mainstream because people are always talking about the show. S Austin Ba-. There's another one that's still. In the hospital dramas, but Chicago hope. I was out I. Don't know what else is. Going Hospital. Did you ever? Did you guys ever watch house? That was a great one briefly briefly. The idea I I was I was into that one. Because I you know, I love the steelers coach Tomlin was in that one and then. I don't know who the main actor was, but he was Omar. EPPs. Oh Phenomenal. Great on an awesome piano player and He was kind of. He's part of like a comedy tradition of from England. That's like Dudley. Moore and like people like that like he comes from that school of comedy. Yeah, he was like an Oxford Guy. It's of like Monty Python and those guys. The on the French which is beyond the fringe in monty python that were like genius, kids, who became super, funny and Hugh Laurie is of that tradition. I believe he had a comedy troupe called FRY and Laurie. I think it was fraudulent there and they were really really big, but he was like a goofy, super goofy comedian. I did not know that, but he I mean he's really funny in the show, but not in like an outright funny like I i. it's hard to explain, but he's just. He's so good in it. It's sort of like John C Reilly, in that he has really good acting chops, and so he can pull off the comedy in in a different way. Finally Stone Temple pilots are getting ready for an upcoming livestream performance. The band plans to play their nineteen ninety-two debut album core in its entirety next week. They are also releasing live show recordings from performances at Hampton Beach in two thousand eleven, and in London and twenty, nineteen, the livestream scheduled for eight P. M. Eastern time and five PM Pacific. Pacific July thirty first and tickets for the show are ten bucks. video will still be available for replace for two days after the live performance forecast today, a shower or thunderstorm mid for the. The high were at seventy two a DVD. It is the Devi morning show Sean Collier with a slate of movies for a coming up after seven, o'clock the King or Rob King Getting Ready for opening day bucko tonight in Saint Louis against the cardinals and virtual copy house with one Rowley, Jimmy Adler Great Blues Man has gone a little Americana with this album. It's called sweet memories and He's a great guy and a great player. So looking forward to to that Motley crue gets things going for us this morning home, sweet home. It's so pretty Motley crue. Home Sweet home. I remember making out with a girl, and I'll cemetery to that song in nineteen eighty seven. So romantic, it was so romantic. I mean. What would you want playing in the cemetery, but a little Motley crue? Right after theater, pain and come out. Doing little canoed Lind. Instead. Yeah exactly. Sure. All right. Going to go into some more, it's a little bit early today. Michael Give you the lowdown because it's opening day, we've got a lot to get to and replay big cat to. Last night baseball kicked off a little bit of a delay there in Washington but it was baseball. There was baseball played last night, plus you had the giants and dodgers who had the cutout fans? which was a little weird but I don't know I'll get used to everything eventually I still think they just need to. We talked Bruce King about this. We have our interview rob king coming up later on just cut away shots of old games of people in the stands like just have a bunch of shots that you can go to people like eating nachos. Sitting watching baseball so just looks like there are people there on the Cuda ways, if not during the actual play Mike. Dig All the way back to the fifties where everybody should've a the white shirt and a hat. exacted. If you did. All those people would wonder why. The hell is this fake so long? Man! Mike Sports, when we return here on the morning, flick details. Dv Sports. Here's micro Suda with sports right now on the morning show. Sports out, brought to you by KIA. Baseball is not only back. It's back with A. Band of playoff format will get to that in just a second, but first the happy total of last night two games to kick off the major league baseball. Sixty Games sprint to the finish season. The Yankees visiting the nationals they win a game short to five and a third innings, because of rain four to one Garrett Cole went off five innings for the visitors. One hit one run. It was earned one walk and five strikeouts Max Scherzer of the nationals struck out eleven in five and a third innings, but also gave up six hits, walked four, and gave up four earned runs in the nightcap. The dodgers beat the giants eight to one despite the dodgers learning shortly before the game. The Clayton Kershaw wasn't going to be able to pitch because of back stiffness, he was replaced by Dustin. made the dodgers ended up using five pitchers? To beat the giants prior to the start of the season last night, it was announced that the MLB and its players association had agreed. To expand the playoffs from ten to sixteen teams for the twenty twenty season that now means fifty three percent of the thirty teams are going to make the playoffs in addition to all the division winners, all second-place teams in six divisions now qualify, and then the seventh and eighth spot in each league will be determined by the best record. The first round will be played September twenty ninth through October, the second, It'll be four three-game series in each league with all of the Games at the home of the higher seed. And then the rest of it will be as it has been five game series filed by Seven-game National an American League Championship Series Seven Game World Series We talked about this yesterday morning I didn't Belabor the point because I didn't think it was gonNA. Happen. But. Too many s why the hell it is, but why the hell not this summer, right? Yeah Yeah I. Just I don't know you know. They used to have four teams in the playoffs. Yeah, I I think it's too many that hate to see them one hundred and sixty two game season, but if you're GONNA play sixty games up, maybe isn't going to give you. The the best reveal of who the better teams are, and they gotTA. They need the money ran. They're like. You know. See. This owners have suffered. Chaired the poor owners who can't commiserate with them? Fired for St Louis Tonight to take on the cardinals. Jonas Grove Against Jack Flaherty. did mentioned a moment ago. It is a sixty game season a sprint to the finish. What is that going to be like? What will that entail How do we wrap our heads around that well believe it or not during spring training two point. Oh Stephen brought of the pirates came up with a pretty good way to interpret that. I think that's a pretty well. I. I think that everybody talks about. Since it's a shorter season, kind of anything can happen. Everybody has good sixty stretches. Everybody has bad sixty again stretches, but the way that we're looking at. It the way that we're approaching it is. I think really smart. Is that imagine if we were at this point in a regular season? And it was, we were a hundred. You know what is a hundred games into season right for playing sixty. And every single team was tied we thirty teams tied for the exact same record with six games left a crazy of the season. and. There's so much that can happen in such a short amount of time, but also it's sixty games I mean you have enough time. If you go on a little bit of a rusty, still have enough time to bring it back, so We're really excited because you know it's a kind of a fun idea. Just imagine hundred hundred games the season. Everybody's time you insane, so that's kind of how we're approaching it like. It's a sixty game playoff race sprint. From the get go. Yeah I mean it'd be two games. He's little off onto math, but I get where he's coming from. That would be more down the stretch. They come. You know everybody's. You've played four months and you. You're still not out of it. That's that's where we are so good job. Bucks stated at this long. The season opener tonight. Louis. Musk robes going to get the ball. He joined our show this week and He talked about how as unprecedented as everything has been in spring training, two point Oh, and how it's going to be in terms of what the players are asked to do with the protocols and everything else Moscow told us the pirates are going to be maintained and committed to doing what's required. That's one of the things that we really focused to spend. Is the not complain and. Gripe about all the little things we have to do. That might seem like you know extra stuff and you know it's a little bit more time, consuming and you know something you have to work in your day, but we were professionals and treating this as another aspect of the game. You know we're going to be the best at it and we're GONNA face it every day and do it. We're not gonNA complain about it and I, really think that helps with the mentality, the team and the energy that we bring every day. You know we're not. Everyone's not complain and Bitch and to one another or folks getting better, and we're just accept that this is all stuff that we have to do. It's just part of the game so. I like that approach In general you can bitch and complain, or you can deal right. We're all somewhere that we don't WanNa be more often than we used to be. But you know, put your head down and persevered through at the pirates finalized the roster yesterday. Their thirty man roster includes sixteen pitchers and fourteen position players initially bench Barrington new GM did resume yesterday, and I asked him. If this was going to be a team that assuming things work the way the pirates think they might will this be a team that wins games tend to nine or one to nothing. I would be very acceptable to us. Don't care how we get there. that said I know as we get into the season you know every day we hit the field. We need to be prepared and believe we can win and then whatever the outcome is. We're GONNA. Come back the next day, and and and and find ways to keep getting better and focus on our coaching focus on our preparation focus on our process over time. We believe that will put us in the best position you see a particular strengths or to initially. Yeah! I, mean I think our strength is that we've got a group of young players, both on the position players side and pitching side who are? In the upward arc of their career, and so we expect that means we'll continue to see improvement over time and Groti seeing some of that here in spring training, even relative to March We've seen guys. Take a step forward. Expect that will continue So we're. We're just were so excited to get two games because we know how important games are for this particular group to have a chance to actually you know face, Major, League competition and We've got a really good pitcher going out there tomorrow night. Excited to see Joe Pitch and we also know we're facing a really good pitcher. unexcited Sierra hitters. Get that opportunity facing? Pretty revealing stuff from the gentleman's. We're going to hear some more from Charrington throughout today, but if you're listening closely when he's talking about the process and getting. And Upward Arc I think what he's telling you is. We ain't there yet, and you know as a doozy acid because everyone has been as excited as everyone has been as an as determined to prove most people wrong as everyone has spent I, think Ben. Sherrington kind of tipped his hand yesterday. This is a team in developments got a lot of young guys just playing against Major League competition is hopefully going to make them better, but As much fun as that baseball back I'm not optimistic that the pirates. Go over their win total which most places twenty four and a half or twenty four and a half I think their bullpen is just not ready for primetime time, and that's something that's going to kind of kick in the ass every day. It's GONNA be tough to work around that, but We'll see what they can come up with starting tonight in Saint. Louis really excited that baseball is back. Penguins were on the ice in cranberry last night. Intra squad scrimmage number three head coach Mike Sullivan said that Sidney Crosby was quote unfit to participate, but crosby did skate again on his own. Thursday afternoon prior to Thursday night's festivities. The black team in the goal team tied at three goals apiece again, They split it up a little bit this time, even that out a little bit more jared McCann Jason, Zuck, her and Patrick Marleau scored for the black. Team Anthony Angelo Teddy Blogger and connor sherry. For the, gold? Team and Among Mike Sullivan's observations afterward, guys interesting on Patrick Marlowe He has three goals in the last two intra squad scrimmage is. He's playing a leadership role. You know they didn't have him very long. They traded for him and then things kind of shut down, but Mike Sullivan said yesterday. That Marlo is indeed the guy that he is. The penguins thought he was in terms of leadership on and off the ice. The ability to still be an impact player. At an advanced age and fit that makes the penguins better in Sullivan's line. Was this quote? I think the guys would like nothing more than to see Patrick attain one more ultimate goal. So he got that working as you go into the Toronto bubble, the let's win one for Patty, if not for Caney or Zuccari your? I'm telling you. That line has the potential to be an absolute force that that's like. HP K. Two point Oh with McCain Horn quest and he can still skate. That act that line could do. I'm with you know son in line. We'll see. They got one more year. Squad. Saturday. They go to Toronto on Sunday and in Philly on Tuesday and at at and T. sports in that building. Make it official yesterday. They are going to televise the flyers exhibition game at four o'clock on Tuesday in Toronto so Mark Account I know you were you were? Eager to fly out if that was to be the case it is. Thanks Mike Thousand News top of the Hour Valerie. What are you gonNA be talking about? Well swingers, or having a real tough time handling the pandemic and social distancing. We'll talk about that coming up. Rob King from eighteen sports nets joining us later this morning Sean Collier tells you about the latest movies out there Jimmy Learn virtual copy house, and if you missed it yesterday, our visit with big from pardon, my take. That's next year on dealing show joining us right now from pardon, my take. It's are from big cat big. CAC morning. How are you man? Good morning everyone sports are back feels great feels like we finally have made it. Even though I'm sure we're going to have this corona virus thing for like ten more years, but if feels like we finally made it. I'm a feeling great. How bad does the marketing team at MLS feel when we're all saying sports are back and they're like. We've been playing for a month. Where have you guys been? Not only have they been playing for a month. But their entire Hashtag and marketing like scheme has been literally mls his back. They're trying to hit us over the head with sports team back and we're like Nah not really like come on. You like I I turned on a couple of days ago. 'cause I put a little money on I'm like come on like it's fine like yeah. Okay I see. There's a ball. It's moving around McGrath's. Being back like you can try all you want, but sports aren't back yet. Yeah. You know what it was. That was the one sport because we don't have quite the affinity for it in the states like they do elsewhere if they would. If you were watching a game with fans I think it would make a big difference having to all the sudden fall in love with sport, and not being able to see them perform in front of their fans is a tough ask. Yeah I honestly like not get too deep into soccer, but I I do like watching European soccer I like watching the EPL awake watching some of the other leagues, and if you like watching those leagues, and then you try to watch molest, it is a big difference. It's like it's like when you know. ESPN will put on like division, three or division to college football at the end of the season. SEASON, it's okay, but it's not Alabama versus number. You know what I mean like. You're not wanting same thing, and just like it's if you're not a big college football fan, and then you go to the NFL you watch NFL versus you know college. There's a big difference so I. Think it's hard to start with something. That's not the top of the Line Sport and unfortunately and is back, but who cares. Our European soccer fans in the United States, the hipster version of sports fans. Oh. Yeah, although I don't know what's what's the level after like hipster? Because it's become, they were the hipsters like four or five years ago. Now it seems almost borderline mainstream like it's. It's like the neighborhoods been completely gentrified now. It's weird like now, right? I I. Don't know what the next phase is, but I. Think you you see the backlash now you have the original hipsters getting mad at people who are now picking teams overseas and going to the like eight am so yeah, that's a whole weird culture and I've tried to dip my toe into, but I've been unsuccessful. Baseball starting tonight I. Mean it couldn't be more excited for this plus I love the the matchup with Sherzer. Call. How many how many pets are you going to have place by? First, pitch, tonight! Oh all of them all of them well, I have been betting on these games beforehand. You know like the the exhibition. Games you know just like every other thing. I convinced myself with my own really trying. They'll probably hit a bunch of home over. Your brother. Never Works but yeah. I'll I'll definitely be exciting game although I don't want to be the the you know the proverbial turn in the PUNCHBOWL, but I did see there's going to be rain, which should be so perfect if this got rained out and we're just sitting at our TV's. Because like I don't know about you. Guys I'm not I'm not I. Don't Really Watch any baseball outside of the cubs. I'm not tuning yeah. WHO Random Yankees game, but tonight I absolutely watch the whole thing because it's just the feeling of opening day, even though it's weird, and it is servers coal so to have that rain. Doubt would be so so disappointed. When I was deep into fantasy, I would watch everything because you really have ownership like you feel like. You, know yeah, you got something to root for and every game, but I stopped play fantasy baseball. Because that is like that's like more of a commitment than being married. Oh full-time job. Is play fantasy. Baseball. It is a fulltime job I used to when I work into a desk job. I would do more fantasy baseball prep than my actual job and I was like well I mean. At the end of the season, it could be like five hundred bucks so I'm. Trying to do the back of my head. That like I'm Kinda. Getting paid to play baseball I was don I, never one. Mark Davis the owner of the raiders was recently quoted after saying he was upset that the NFL didn't move them to Los Angeles. For too long. I've lost games before. That's how I live my life. You lose on Sunday. You're pissed. You go to PF. changs on Monday have lunch, and then you're onto next week. Mark Davis is love of PF changs is. So incredible it, it is unmanly a endless love that he has for PF Chang. How have they not made him a mascot? At this point? Like? How has he not become like? Their two cans Sam. I actually I loved it. He hasn't because he's doing it for the love of the game. He's not in it for the publicity. He's not in it for All the trappings of becoming a PF changs like superfan. He just wants to go there sitting his corner. Have Mongolian beef and be left alone I I. Love I love. Just, because it's like. You know obviously he's. He's very rich guy and he's got his problems probably aren't as Everyone's got problems, but the idea that Mark Davis like hey had a bad day. You know what can fix this. A little PF changs, and then we'll be feeling good. It's all it's such a simple view of life. And I don't know what it is, but the yeah, the fact that it's PF changs, which is like such a funny concept in its own, because the chain, high end, Chinese, restaurant and mark. Like I got this, I got this great Clive Star place that I know it's called PF Chang. Now he's living. To? Vegas does have incredible incredible food I, know sometimes we laugh about it, but they do have. Edible chefs in credible food and he's like. I got just the spot for everyone like we're gonNA take. We're GONNA. Take everyone to PF changs on me and like. I love also PF changes like the they've found a way to make. You think that like it totally reasonable to have Chinese food entrees be like thirty five dollars. You're like Oh, well, if chain. It has it had to have been really hard for him to to not be able to dine in? I'm sure that they probably like opened one specifically for him, but I'm wondering like when he eats there if he wears those white jeans. Does he wear like the the case you get when you go to get your haircut? Because yes, you could really get some. With the crispy honey shrimp. Oh my God. That'd be so perfect if he has like the though he has the same, I would assume the same waiter waitress, and then they come out. They just build them up and the whole thing like he's getting his haircut which you might be getting his haircut. PF changs well now that. It's not like a grain. Banks, yes Oh my God, that's perfect. That is perfect, but I saw marcy. I don't know what listen. He's just one of the most fast and guys I've ever seen and you know. He drives running this guy and his Mini van all the time he's. He's a multimillionaire NFL owner who drives around in a minivan and Yeah, he's. He's just a fascinating fascinating guy. I'm just happy that he is still going to change. The world feels like it can get back with Marc. Still just banging out that PFC PF PF CHANGS PF changs. We make that as well, but yeah I do why. There's gotta be a PF changs. Yeah yes. That's my dream by the way that is like. If you ask me my my pinnacle like my the one guest I would love to have. It is Mark Davis Outta PF. Changs and like we were just put on them. We wouldn't even interview them. I would just mike up the whole table and be like. Let's just have watch like. Let's just have lunch exactly how? How you usually have lunch, a throw in a couple of questions here and there bless you. Sit Back, pretend. The cameras aren't on and just get him in his natural habitat. It's like when they do the planet earth and they go like deep deep in the rainforest. They're like here's a fog. We've never seen before. That's what I WANNA to do with Mark Davis. You could have Richard. ATTENBOROUGH narrated. It would be great. David at whatever the English you know. Yeah, he you know he's got like he's got hacks at PF. Changs to. We're like okay well. Let's get lettuce wraps a start and he's like no, no, no, no, no, no, no! You don't start with lettuce routes you end with lettuce wraps it. Here's the reason why like he definitely has strategy about eating there and I mentioned that Mark Davis would be a good mask pf changs, but it strikes me that he'd be a better mascot for the raiders. Why isn't the Raiders Mascot? Just a big NERF version of Mark Davis wearing white jeans and a white Turtleneck with the banks. It's so true. It's so true he would be the perfect, yeah. Like he's. A I think if you if you made him like monetize him, for lack of a better word, but like made him that Mascot Muffins version of Mark Davis. He actually becomes kind of kid friendly. I don't know if he's kid-friendly right now, but. Right so. It would be perfect I. I'm in for that. All right, we had the discussion to start the show today about hallucinogenics. If you are hanging out with your friends, let's say like a lake house and everybody's going to do one version of hallucinogenics. Would you choose mushrooms, acid or Mushrooms Mushrooms for sure. Absolutely I mean have would again. Yes, well, I don't know. Thirty, five, thirty five is a little too old. I think you get to a point where it's like I don't know if I need to be thinking about everything in life deeply here like thinking about my. Yes, would probably be bad, yeah. Right? Yeah, acid is the thing that soon as you have one ounce of responsibility, you can't go near it. Right right so yeah, maybe maybe still mushrooms, but it's it has been a long time, but we actually had. We had creed Bratton on the show yesterday, and he told an unbelievable story about doing after onstage in the late sixties in San Francisco and just like losing his minded and he. He didn't know his backstory all the things that he's lived through. He really is his character in the office. Oh. Yeah, yeah, totally he was. What was the bandies in grassroots? Yeah, yes, yes, and he got the album out now it's like Whoa. How did you know albums a lot out? Yeah he's he was a pretty goofy Guy Kinda finagled his way into the being a regular on the office to from what I understand. Yeah I. I don't know about you, but have you kept like you still watch the office? I, do I actually I started it season one for the quarantine I just started watching it the perfect like sitting down for dinner. Because you know everyone has that moment where they sit down? and they're like all right well. What are we gonNa Watch because there's nothing on, TV so you just go through Netflix's for two hours and waste your entire night going through. netflix's finding something terrible to Washington. Sit on your phone and and half watch it and be like well. That was unsatisfying, so the half that I found was if you sit down for dinner. Just pop on, you know we just went through the office. You know, watch two or three episodes, and then you then you can maybe find a movie or something, but it's the perfect. Gateway into later on tonight. Yeah I screwed up. I leaned on way too heavily pre pandemic so once the pandemic. Like I was already kind of saturated, but I've annoyed these guys with this last two days. I'm telling you right now if you haven't watched a loan yet. They have season six only on Netflix. And then you can catch all of them on history channel Dude. That show is bad ass. They just stick ten people in the middle of nowhere in extreme conditions, and they give him cameras. They film yourself last. One standing gets five hundred grant. Go Okay I'm in on that. I'm in on that, I also will recommend. I just finished outcry on on showtime anytime so that that was It's about a high school football player in Texas, who was falsely accused of some pretty heinous crimes. It's a good watch because it really just shows how screwed up our justice system can be like like to the core. yeah. big cat, giving you weekend viewing materials. Should the baseball games get rained out? Let's hope they don't. You're right, man. That would be the perfect. Cove era. Just, Motumbo Swat no more fun for you. Yes No nope. NOPE, Nope, to sit up and watch the giants and the dodgers who like who cares, but we'll after sit there and be like. Oh, gotTa Watch this because I got to feel something. Last thing a Mongolian beef is your go-to a PF Chang. I think so I, haven't been in a long time I. Take you just have to be kind of a a real Weirdo to go to PF Chang but Really. I mean you can go to steak? House that might. Even go to cheesecake cracker because they got everything on the menu, but like go to a high end chain and I love chains like I love Chili's. I love like going because the. High end one I don't know it's just a different vibe I. Think you have to be a real Weirdo to do that? Yeah I'm telling you I'm old enough to remember. When PF changs first came out, it was a celebrity hotspot. Particularly in Vegas, there were two of them in Vegas, and Tiger Woods and his old crew were always there. Every celebrity hung out at PF changs when it first came around before it was in every mini mall. In America, it was a big deal, but now it's the kind of place that Mark Davis drives as many up to and hangs out and has lunch with his. With his old cellphone. All the all the celebrities. All the hot spot was sucked out of it as soon as Mark Davis started showing up with. Great for the thirty for thirty on on PF. CHANGS cooking. I love going there. It was awful and then one day we bump. And he had parted, he had been there ten days in a row. Big Cash Barstool sports pardon my take morning, a DVD always a pleasure man have a good, and we'll talk to you soon. All right, thank big. Professional huggers are offering online hugs during the pandemic, the virtual cobblers are reportedly using video chats to teach clients to cuddle themselves. This is this is ridiculous. How are you supposed to pop a boner virtually? On all those cuddle parties, didn't they say like listen? Don't get any ideas. Were all just here to platonic hug? Strangers are I. Don't get weird. Always hilarious because there was nobody who was just to platonic hug anybody if you're going if you're like you know what I gotta go, get a Hug I'm. GonNa. Go Hug one off and I'll be back at work in an hour like that. That wasn't happening if I'M GONNA, go hug one out in the back room, and then you guys friendy Bellman and the DVD morning show. It's five after seven a DVD. Here's a channel eleven severe weather center, Harbaugh and Severe Weather Center oven. It's seventy two degrees at DV VAL porter. It's being reported. Target will open in downtown Pittsburgh Channel Eleven reporting target officials are confirming a new twenty, two thousand square foot store will open on the four hundred block of Fifth Avenue the Old Kaufman. macy's building an opening date is unclear, but they did. A experience will be tailored to serve local guests. New York Congresswoman Alexandria Cossio. Cortez says she was going to let the incident with Florida Congressman Ted Yoho go until she heard them apologize for it on Wednesday. She said on the floor yesterday morning. Is apology was little more than excuses? She was particularly bothered by the Republican using his wife and daughters as shields for his bad behaviour Yoho. Allegedly says she was. Was Disgusting for believing poverty leads to crime and allegedly called her a quote, unquote effing bitch after a confrontation on the Capitol steps a Cossio, Cortez says it's language. She's heard plenty of times riding subways in new. York City Yoho apologized for the abrupt manner of his conversation. He said that was disrespectful, but he said he will never apologize for his passion. That's awesome I? Know I called you a whole bill. But. I won't apologize for my passion about how big of an a hole you are. I can't expect you to Randy. You're just passionate. That's what I am. I'm passionate. Your whole and I'm passionate. One point man. Now, my wrong I always thought we should expect better behavior out of our leaders to set examples. Yes, I am I am I? Believing that! I mean you just not been paying attention. just to think that hasn't shifted greatly. In! The recent past. That's the way it should be though. For sure? Yeah outlook built. It wasn't like Bill Clinton was the most admirable guy in the world. No I. Don't care what your your denomination is like the ear part it, we. Leadership positions should set the standard I think. Maybe, that the differences val that it used to be an aberration, and now it's the norm. Used to really stick out like a sore thumb when it happened, and now it's just like owning the other side. Yeah! And nobody really wants to cop to you know their own leaders are their own party affiliates doing things that are maybe unbecoming of the office. I mean that's the point with with Bill Clinton is like yeah. He talked a great game. He was a good speaker. There was the the the veneer of him being a good person, but now it seems like that might have been. A facade with. An infestation behind it. Is there anyone who's genuinely good. Or is it I mean put on the show? I think people hate AFC, but I don't think she's a bad person like I. Think she actually is like on the side of good, and you can disagree with her politics. I don't think she's a terrible person who would go up verbally assault somebody on the steps of the Capitol like this guy or or make fun of you know their constituents from wearing masks. Masks like Matt Gaetz did like there. There are some people who are just inherently awful and it works. It's a type of politics that work, so if you see success in doing it, you're going to double down and keep doing it so by being like obstinate all the time and just being a an obnoxious jackass is getting you votes. They're gonNA. Keep doing it. And here's a maybe a harder truth to swallow. They might just be the reflection of us like they represent us and right now. We're not doing great like it. It's just. If you walk around? Like everybody, is you know you see all these videos of people just fighting in the streets and it's like was this. Is this how it's supposed to be? I just wanted to. Store. Three people as of earlier this week have been killed. In mask disputes. I mean I don't know why today I. Feel really just down about the state of this country. Oscillate acute emergency. Yeah. I think that's why I have gravitated to that show alone because there's something about the escape. Pretty Soon I've been I've ever learn how to do stuff because I. Think we're all going to be out there in the woods. And we're going to have to know how to. Put Up. Our Gill Nets. Kill slugs and eat the right kind of Muskrat. Somehow it feels safer in the middle of the Arctic then. A. Little Bit, you know. We're so broken I don't know I need some yeah. Well. Things! Maybe if we double down on this and do more of what we're doing, it'll turn around me just to get worse before it gets better. Or you know what the next president is going to be a golden doodle all right? Let's just let's. That would be a Disney movie. They have already had the Shaggy Da. Let's have the shaggy president. I love that. Yeah. the Republican National Convention now Onto Plan C? The president has cancelled. All the events planned for Jacksonville Florida including his speech, accepting the Republican nomination for president. He does plan to give some sort of acceptance speech, though there are no details on that yet at delegates will still meet in the original site of Charlotte North Carolina to nominate him formerly, trump had moved events from Charlotte to Jacksonville after North Carolina authorities would not guarantee. They would not limit attendance due to social distancing efforts. A spike in covid nineteen cases in allegheny county is having Pittsburgh Public School board members consider online learning for the first nine weeks of school during yesterday's legislative session member Kevin Carter put in place the motion for remote learning. Carter acknowledges that in-person school is of course much more effective, but out of concern for the health and safety of kids. They can't reopen schools until the virus is better under control board members are working on ways for every family to have access to a computer to be able to complete their schoolwork. Food Service employees though with Pittsburgh public schools expressing concern over a lack of effort safety plan for them. The school year channel eleven reporting. They've heard from two employees who asked to remain anonymous that they haven't gotten a solid plan on how they should provide meals safely this year. They did say they were told. The Dick's district would provide fe shields for them that they've haven't heard anything else over the summer. They have been placing lunches on tables for pickup. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, says the new Corona Virus Relief Bill will focus on extending unemployment insurance. Speaking at the White House Mnuchin said the GOP. Plan will be based on approximately seventy percent wage replacement. The treasury secretary also said in a payroll tax holiday, said a payroll tax holiday, which the president has repeatedly pushed for will not be in this based bill. A US Marine assigned to the presidential helicopter unit is testing positive for corona virus unnamed member to New Jersey prior to the president's planned visit to Bedminster this weekend, a branch officer told CNN the person who never had direct contact with the president or any administration personnel those who were in close proximity to the infected marine have been removed from that detachment. Cova nineteen is expected to be in the top ten causes of death for twenty twenty CDC officials say they won't know how high up it will rank until next year, but say numbers of already reached record levels, heart, disease, and cancer, usually the two main causes of death in the US, and that probably won't change so far over hundred forty four thousand people have died from covid nineteen in the US or passing the number of people killed by Alzheimer's disease last year, which ranked number six overall. Social distancing has been tough on everyone, but swingers had especially hard or well, maybe not according to this story, plenty of people out there still looking for some hot group action, there is an APP called three refund, and that is specifically for people who want to have threesomes, and they have actually seen an uptick in activity since lockdowns began, they looked at the seven hundred twenty two thousand people in the US who used the APP rank, the top ten areas with the most users, and almost every one of them is a covert hotspot. Ten cities with the most people looking for multiple person. sexcapades New York Los Angeles Houston Chicago Las Vegas San. Antonio Texas Billy INEX- Dallas and San Diego. On. That's how this whole thing got started. There was a threesome with a ban volved. That's why it's spreading so fast, kids. All these. Orgies people are spreading so fast and all these hotspots cities. I told you though there are people out there val that have decided they're going to play. It's super super safe except for hooking up like the the one risky thing, they're gonNA, do they're saving up all of their lifelines for hooking up and hoping that that you know? The the the role of the dice turns out in their favor. Because that's why I think people cannot get by without. You can't get by without getting off. You can enjoy your own company. I don't think most people agree that that's the same thing. No boy and you know you're in a pandemic. I'm on your side. Don't get me wrong. I'm just telling you how a lot of people think. They think you know what I'm GonNa. Take Zero chances except for this one huge risk this going to be my risk all in one. I'm going to spend it all right here. Herpes covid nineteen. Well that's what I was just going to say like. People are comfortable taking that risk because they've been taking a variation of that risk the whole time when you've right when you put your hat in that ring. You might get nominated the. Virus. Yeah. Cheese, it's continuing its boxed wine and cracker Combo packs this year. It's a box of Rosaiah alongside cheese. It White Cheddar crackers, limited edition wine, and cracker, Combo Pack, which goes on sale well actually on sale yesterday for twenty nine ninety nine whole day, three liter box of house wine. Rosaiah in about twenty servings of cheese. That White Credit Cheddar crackers. So. You WanNa lockdown this weekend if you're feeling. Real down about things like I am today there, you go three leaders of away ready for you. That's a lot of ruth. Mel Gibson has recovered from Corona virus. The actors rep confirmed that Gibson tested positive for the virus back in April and spend a week in the hospital. While recovering from the respiratory virus, he was treated with the drug rim, desert, air and tested negative several times since then he also has tested positive for the antibody, so maybe he'll donate his plasma to. Mel Gibson Got Corona virus. I bet. I know who he's going to blame it on. Just Jovi is out with a new song inspired by Corona virus. The band debuted an acoustic version of do what you can last April with four a covid nineteen benefit now the official studio version has been released with a lyric video. Do what you can is the second single from Bon. Jovi's upcoming album Bon Jovi twenty twenty, which is available for preorder now and finally celebrities really just like the rest of us. They still have to deal with the same things. We do to an extent any way which is why I always wanted bill. We talked about this. The other day I want a reality show of rockstars going to the grocery store. Just mowing the grass. You know the normal stuff. Yeah Bill. I was going to say that's why the Osbournes was such hit. Vow because we got to see Ozzy Osborne. Struggle with the TV dinner like he couldn't get the packaging open. He couldn't figure out how to defrost things. And he was this this helpless man in a lot of those situations, and there was stuff with the neighbors and dog poop, and then throwing a ham over the fence. It was awesome. Tissue were Bono's power-washing his deck. Right right. You know you're going to buy you know neo sporran I don't. New Bike pump. Yes to go to. The store. Jimmy page has been holed up in England during the pandemic. He says it's given him the opportunity to get some of his fares order. Working with. Something from scratch homers and he was playing, and then it will sort of joining in and walk in their power to it and. She can slowly day. On and I knew it was something really special time if you know what I meant it just. A little more recently submit cutting contacts and he sent me a copy of the finished version to all. My could sounds so cool. Yeah, memories of a pretty clear because it was something special. That actually him, talking about the song scarlet that he did with the rolling stones, which was just released this week. As he has been holed up during the pandemic, he says he's getting his books together. He's looking through all his book collections and kind of. Out and You Know A. Catalog of them. The life of. Is Alastair pop to. Is How to obsess over your own material for fifty years volume Juan. A great show would also be like an HGTV. Show where Jimmy Page was just heckling. Whoever was doing number? Have to be this loud. HDD. Every time he sees it. Forecast clouds and sun chance of a shower thunderstorm mid eighties for the high. It is seventy two at DB page with the stones from the reissue of goats head soup scar. DV, sports. Yeah? The DV morning show here's Mike pursued with your sports. Sports Center brought to you by dormont appliance. You know there have been a lot of exciting day sportswise in the last four months or so but. That is not the case today tonight this morning. We're reacting to the opening of Major League baseball season last night. The Yankees beating the nationals. Four to one and the dodgers, taking care of the giants, eight to one is the baseball. Abbreviated Sixty Games sprint commenced. On the East Coast and the West Coast and tonight in the middle of the country. It's the pirates at the cardinals. Joe Muss Grove Against Jack Flaherty. The bucks opening things up. They formalize their thirty man roster yesterday now. They'll see what they've got on their hands. A significant. Game for the pirates not just because it's the start. Of the major league season, but also because it is the long awaited debut of the new manager. Derek Shelton it'll be the first time the bucks play for Shelton in a game that matters, but according to starting pitcher Derek. colander pirates have already become. Derek Collins team. Or Dirk shelves team. It's awesome I don't know the one thing I will say is I. Don't know what it was like before but I can tell you that the way that Sheltie and the staff Oscar all those as is seriously. It's been a lot of fun around these guys to keep things loose. He makes sure work. Any. Make sure we're prepared where we need to be. He's on top of it and. The thing that's going to suck as we WANNA, make sure it should sucks. SARIC is going to be tough is making sure we get his first win? Right out the gate. I think that's always been one of those things. It's tough anytime. Somebody gets that first opportunity. It takes a second, but I think With the hunger that these guys got into the atmosphere that he brings into your with the clubhouse and everything I think. Hopefully we can get that win right away, so we can get that done in certain on the rest of the business for him. But he he really is like. There's. A Lotta great managers, and the way he handles things in the way. He's got this clubhouse I'm not kidding, it's. It's very very fun to beer. There's no doubt about it. And Derek the throughout Spring Training two point. Oh has been expressing how much she likes the vibe in the Camaraderie and the spirit of the pirates and all that stuff. None of that gets the outs into seventh eighth ninth INNING, but We'll see. We'll see what the pirates could turn it into. all elaborated about Shelton a guy who's paid his dues as a coach with Cleveland Tampa Bay Toronto last year as the bench coach in Minnesota. Derek. Is a particular fan of dirt Shelton's all in hands on approach, I just think he's bringing that that vibe of. Being like the player being out there interacting with this. Whenever we go do a drill. He's involved I. Mean I saw I don't know who it was the article out, and he was running doing the pickoffs. I wasn't there for it, but I saw. That should show you how how much she loves this team and how involved he is, he is in it with us every single time. We do something whether it's. OFF DRILLS PFP's standing in the box, doing the stuff with the catchers. I mean he is. They're involved in the action. I mean that's something you love to see. As a manager is a guy that's truly involved with your team not just stands on the side and watches. I don't know if you guys saw a believe. It was the post gazette ran a picture of. Derek Shelton playing the runner in in a pickoff drill and getting getting caught in a rundown such that it was He's done apparently a lot of stuff like that he's. He's involved guy with his players and he talked about why. That's the case this week. Now I kind of think. That's who I am you know it's. It's the way you know. My coaching style was I. Hope it's the way my managerial style was. I mean I appreciate that he said that about the base running drill. Guys sought got going one way, and there was zero chance that I was gonna be able to stop and go the other way without completely blowing out both Ami's but. It's always been fun for me to be part of those things into be engaged in the drills because I think the players like that they like the communication, and then also on top of it. We can use some of those some of those times as teaching moments. Mike, it reminded me seeing him. Run like that reminded me of Jon Gruden. Running back and forth doing drills in the last hard knocks like just getting out there with the guys getting after it i. mean players responded that big time and I'm not exactly sure why, but. It's a hit. I think it's because it's funny, and it's a little self, deprecating and it it takes the coach off the pedestal Todd Haley used to try to play bump and run in quarterback wide receiver drills when he was the offensive coordinator, the steelers and you watch. And, you kind of laughed like okay this all right. He doesn't mind being the butt of the joke or showing us that you know he appreciates what we're trying to do here I. Dirk Shelton has been. Really entertaining just on these stupid zoom things that we've been reduced to doing it. I haven't been in the same room with the Guy I've talked to him. On an IPAD, and and he's he's engaging on an IPAD I can't imagine the affected. He has face to face. If if you can still be face to face during the pandemic parts also have a new general manager bench Sherrington. He's not a first time GM, but it is his first season with the pirates, and he's already leaning heavily on his first year skipper. It's been a an unprecedented level and of just. inputs and challenges and You know situations. That Major League manager. Just hasn't had to face before. A none of us has had to face before and to see him were with us through that in a way where his energy is positively is kind of focus, still on the task at hand, which is to put our players and staff in the best position succeed has never wavered his positively through that his sense of humor through that has been helpful, probably from even at times so Yeah, it's. Not Easy not easy for anybody I again. I've said this before I know. It's worth repeating though that. was imagining him back in. February and March getting the chance to manage that first game in front of family in Tampa and then. In front of his grew up in Chicago and then ultimately back home in Pittsburgh that changed, but We'll try to make it special form anyway. Box at the cardinals tonight bench. Barrington also said yesterday, regarding Gregory Polanco and Cuna Kella he hopes both are back sooner rather than later, but neither available right now because of positive tests, the penguins conducted intra squad scrimmage number three last night up in cranberry the black team and the gold team tied at three goals apiece jarred McCann Jason Tzilker and Patrick Marlowe for the blacks Anthony Angelo. Teddy blogger and Connor Sherry for the Goltz and Mike Sullivan really like and what he's seen from. Connor Sherry He said he has picked up where he left off. In his first run with the penguins before going to Buffalo, Sherry played last night with Jake Gansel and Evan Rodriguez at center in place of Sidney Crosby. WHO remains out? Sullivan declared crosby. Fit to participate last night, but said he skated on his own prior to the squad for a second consecutive day, so Sidney crosby appears to be. Progressing back from whatever it is, it's keeping them out. One More Intra squad for the pens on Saturday afternoon at it's off to Toronto. For the bubble and preparation for the best of five qualifying round eighteenth sports than announcing yesterday guys that. It will broadcast the penguins exhibition game up in Toronto against the flyers that's scheduled for four o'clock on Tuesday so. If you're. Eagerly keeping track of the penguins progress as they get ready to resume That's a pretty good opportunity to do so. Good deal, thanks Mike Dowse. Got You news coming up at the top of the Hour Sean Collier? When we come back review in movies streaming, currently the rental first cow in pedagogy or Rob King from at Sports Net and eight, forty, five this morning, and the king or man, he's just the best Just the nicest guy gets you in a perfect baseball mood and also Jimmy Adler in the virtual copy house today the. The Great Blues, man has a new record in which he takes a little bit of an Americana turn. That'll be after nine o'clock this morning plus There's a band who's trying to get the president's attention because in he keeps getting sued for using people's songs at his rallies, a band who wrote a song specifically for him will play that one for you after eight o'clock. It's all coming up here on the morning show. It's Randy Bam. The morning show Sean Collier joining us with some reviews of movies streaming currently on the worldwide Web John Good Morning. How are you? I'm alright. Yes, if you get tired of strange client base ball this weekend, there will always be. Yeah, you didn't like the aesthetic of last night's baseball debut. I enjoyed it and I'm going to be watching it. I found every attempt to make it feel normal. made it feel so much less normal like there's no level at which oh? There's a cardboard cutout of a baby behind mookie Betts. His head. That doesn't make it better. Right. Some of the crowd noise is a little weird, but I don't know when you have it on Canada in the background, which is how I had I watched the first couple of the nats in in the Yanks, and then I just started doing stuff and had it on, so it was nice to hear the crowd noise, and whatever sort of the ambient sound they were pumping through the broadcast. but I still think that what they should do. Just cut away to shots of games from the past with people eating in the stands so every time they got away from the people sitting in a Ballpark, having a hot dog. Either that or recruit the field of dreams, ghosts get the old ghost ball players. They can't. They don't have to worry about the virus. Well, one of the cool things that they did last night for the dodgers game was they had a cardboard cutout of brody Stevens a comic who? Passed away so technically. They kind of did have at least a cardboard ghost but you know I guess you can just pick whoever you want and make a cardboard cutout or give them money contribution, and they'll put you behind home plate. Like your marlins man. I mean if it can be anybody, let's get Freddie Jason Michael Myers and they're tried to unnerve the opposing batter. Will. Tell us what you got lined up for the weekend here. Speaking of a scary films, the rental is fundamentally scary movie about renting an AIRBNB which makes sense because if you've ever stayed in one the first moment you take your pants off, you think I, wonder if they're watching me right. They're probably not I, WANNA. Go on record as saying. I think very few AIRBNB owners are peeping toms, but it occurs to you at some point that you don't really have any way of knowing that right like you just WanNa say. If anyone's monitoring me right now. It's not going to be anything good. Just go about your business wherever you are. In the film to couples rent a fancy house for getaway weekend. They have an okay time until they discover. The camera in the shower sings escalate quickly from there. This is the first movie directed. By Dave Franco you know him. He's the Franko who people still want to have around. And it feels a lot of the time like you know. What an actor figuring out how to direct I. Mean This. This happens many times a year. Somebody moves behind the camera. This is like that. He's got some ideas. He has some things to offer that he's good at. He doesn't necessarily have all of the tools just yet. His cast Allison Brie his cast bails him out. The rental is probably worth watching. As you know a nice quick, little thriller and if nothing else a good reminder, you don't need to take another couple on your vacation. It seems like a good idea at first split the cost, but someone's going to be traveled grumpy. You'RE GONNA. Get annoyed with them, and if you get stopped by a murderer, you're giving them twice as many victims. That's no good. John I'm wondering. Is this movie based on that The New Yorker article from two thousand. Sixteen Gay Talese wrote, and it was controversial as to how true it was about the motel owner in Aurora Colorado who set up a motel so that he can watch everybody having sex, and then he saw murders, and he saw all kinds of crazy stuff over twenty years. I. Remember that article was fantastic and I. I don't know if I hope that it's true because it was fascinating or hope that it's not true because this man was a monster. I think if it were based on that. It would have had not spoil anything. If it were based on that, it would have had a more interesting ending. 'cause okay well. I liked the rental it kind of peters out towards the end, not on the level fascination of that story so I I think possibly a bit of inspiration, but more. Just you know the. There's something weird about the airbnb thing. You're just going into someone's house acting like you're in a hotel. That's UNCANNY. Yeah, it is Kinda strange? Okay? What is first cow? First cow is a quiet indie drama about the Oregon territory in the mid eighteen hundreds, which was a surprise because I assumed it was about a cow who had moved into the White House. I would definitely watch that movie and this year I think about voting for the cow sure that. America Mubin. The cow would be great for farm subsidies. It would be fun No. This was the big indie movie. Film Festival Darling type that was about to come out when theaters shutdown. It's out now on Amazon Google Apple. There's two guys who become friends. They start stealing milk from the cow. That's around to make biscuits. And that's pretty much it. You know it's lovely and beautifully shot and nice and poignant but. Nothing happens. I got the feeling that. If I got up for a snack, the characters would have just politely waited for me to come back. It feels like one of those critical awards. Darling tight movies. People can't stop talking about you know in the film nerd circles, but most viewers are just gonNa find a little bit slow. You'RE NOT GONNA. Be Mad at it. It isn't definitely a good movie. You're just gonNA spend a Lotta. Time checking your phone. This is one file away. If it gets nominated for every Oscar, catch up with then it's. It's just a little slow. All right. What about in Pentagon for? A brutal horror movie with a made up word title and pedagogy reminds us of the universal truth. If you inherit a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, do not stay the night depending on where you are in the world, there will either be ghosts, demons or people who want your skin. And in this case, it's all three. We're in a remote village in Indonesia to young woman. Go out to find out about this home they think is there's it doesn't go well for them. This is a really good movie. It is just incredibly dark and hard to watch. If you're not bothered by anything, it's IT'S I. Recommend it, but going to need to be made of pretty stern stuff to get through in pedagogy or yeah I, don't I? Don't know that I need to see that right now. Is there anybody of note in the movie? No it's an Indonesian film you know a by an acclaimed director over there. WHO's looking for his big breakthrough? This is probably not going to be in a again. Just because it's so brutal if you want horror, that's fun. I'm going out to riverside drive in North Christine. John Carpenter's Christine as part of cars that kill people double feature though that's where I'm going to be. Whatever happened to the actor who's in Christine, he was also in back to school and then nothing. Oh Yeah. What's that guy's name? I just saw back at school, too. I don't know he's so creepy. God I wish, there was a back to school to. Sean Collier. Pittsburgh magazine have fun at the drive in Mantech the reviews this morning. Thank you. Are on the way. Reporter she's got your news. What's up? Tomorrow is the fortieth anniversary of the release of ACDC's back in black, so we're. GonNa hear from. Angus young talking about that. King Rob, Cave Mateen sports that coming up eight forty, five Jimmy aller played in the Virtual Coffee House today. It's all coming for. The US is looking to ban a popular social media APP TIKTOK in trouble in an interview on Fox News, yesterday secretary of State. Mike pompeo said the trump administration would look at banning Chinese apps like Tiktok over National Security and privacy concerns. Pompeii oh added. People should only download tiktok quote if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist, Party and quotes. I. Don't know I. See a lot of adults using that. That's one that twelve year old girls should use. I'm with you val. SNAPCHAT was the same way like someone's like dude. You got to come up with snapchat. That'd be great and I just kept thinking like this now I missed it I. Don't get to do this. I'm too old. I would love to have when I was younger. Be Able to use you know. My creativity to make fun videos, but like you ca as certain point. It's just pathetic, right? Yeah Andy Bowman and the. Morning Show. I don't mind watching some other TIKTOK. There's some fun stuff on there like you know you sent that video of the Guy Imitating Sebastian Maniscalco, and that that was hilarious, and there's some very creative toolbox. Yeah, but it's just like watching America's funniest home videos and people performing. Amateur Comics and impressionists nonstop. I get it, but like I don't know. It just feels creepy like to be over the age of. Forty and being like check out my Tiktok. Look I'm on there specifically. To spy on my daughter's because they have a tiktok account that sorta monitored and I was talking to my daughter's last night and they were like. How do you know all this stuff as I? Who's your tiktok crush? Who is it? Is it? Josh? Is it Noah. Come on, tell me and they're like. How do you know this? They're like. Okay, why are you on here? And I'm like I started an account and my account. The handle is M Kennedy, Crawford's Dad and I'm here. It's a long handle. I'm here to tick Tock. That's right I, like it. Yeah all right well we'll get into the talk a bit more, but I I gotTa tell you about Foul Dodge Durango Dodge Durango. Dodge, Durango guess what the DVD auto deal is today from right UNDAY. Dodge, Durango! It's Dodge Durang. My favorite Bob Dylan Song. Specifically, it's a two thousand Seventeen Dodge Durango, GT, SUV low mileage mark down to twenty, nine, nine, ninety, nine, the Durango has three spacious, rose for passengers or hauling cargo. 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Ben Rothlisberger and his wife doing their part to help families in need in Lawrence. County the couple donated a tractor trailer full of food for families in western Pennsylvania, struggling to have the basics during this pandemic several volunteers from jubilee. Ministry's convoy of hope and others provided seventy thousand dollars worth of food at a drive through giveaway at the Shenango area high school. Ben, says he and his wife really wanted to find a way to help the community where she grew up in Lawrence County. Health officials here in allegany county, adding one hundred forty seven new covid nineteen cases to the county's total, they also reported two more deaths related to the virus complications fifteen hospitalizations over the past twenty four hours state health department officials, adding six new covid nineteen cases to county total green county's total went up by two. They added six new cases and Washington County, adding ten new positive cases to their totals. Officials with. Sei Green are reporting a Kobe nineteen outbreak among staff members. They say eleven employees so far of tested positive for corona virus eleven. Others are awaiting their test. Results also reported for those who tested positive positive previously have recovered. A new study shows the Anti Malarial Drug Hydroxy. Chloroquine is not an effective treatment for covid. Nineteen researchers found a seven course of the drug didn't make any difference in the outcome of patients with mild to moderate symptoms, not only did it not help, but patients actually had serious side effects including irregular heartbeats. The FDA has already pulled their authorization the drug for emergency use. The FDA. Recall of hand sanitizers to seventy five brands the FDA. Saying there has been an increase in hand sanitizers, claiming to contain ethanol, but actually contained methanol, which is also known as wood alcohol, nothing all it is absorbed through the skin can cause blindness and can kill if swallowed. One of the brands included in the recall is bloom unclear, advanced hands-on sanitizer that's already been recalled by Walmart and Costco so bought. Hand sanitizer it. Either of those places check it out. I talked to a buddy of mine who works in janitorial supply and he said that. He called Parral like a couple of months ago because they can't even come close to filling the orders that they're getting. And he said the guy from pure pure system. You know what? Just go find somebody else. We are not gonNA. Fill your order like it's not happening we like. We are back ordered forever, and we're just not going to get to you and I. Just I'm being honest with you and thanks for Your Business, but we can't help you any longer. I missed the Burell boat the beginning of this and have not felt comfortable getting any of the other. Like the other brands and I don't know like I thought okay. Maybe I'm just being a little stupid like I'm being to brand loyal here. I just want the the real stuff. I don't want the knockoffs, but now I'm guessing or assuming that I stumbled into the right train of thought on that you did. I have an off brand. One in it smells really weird. Every time I use it. It smells weird, so I try not to use it, doesn't it? It's not on the list of banned. Hand sanitizers. Those are mostly like the blooming clear in four or something like that. But. It smells weird, so I don't totally trust it but I'm like covid unknown alcohol thing covid unknown alcohol thing all right well. Let's just roll the dice here and go with the. This hand sanitizer isn't going to blind me. I I like the ones that really smell alcoholic because I think Oh, this is good. This must work sure. I have one that has like a too much of a flowery smell in it and I think it's actually Burell, but like I always feel like I'm GonNa Funeral home when I use it. I know exactly the one you're talking about. It's like Potpourri in parral had a baby. Traffic may have dropped during the pandemic automobile. Fatalities are the rise motor vehicle. Deaths Spike nearly twenty four percent in May, according to a report from the National Safety. Council officials believe it may have to do with more people speeding on open roads and lack of law enforcement on US highways, many police stations had reduced shifts and were advised not to pull people over unless they were committing a serious crime was in order to minimize officers exposure to the public, National Safety Council President and CEO Lorraine Martin calls a surge in highway deaths staggering. Will there ever be a normal again war? Will we ever go back to what was normal? A new survey found seventy five percent of respondents say they think life will never get back to quote unquote normal, and the the world will never be the same as it was before Kobe nineteen. You think about wear masks forever I was just wondering that the other day I went in somewhere with a mask on I'm like I wonder if this is just the normal. I, don't think so. F- Ouchi. She said it's the case, but he can't throw a baseball so I. DON'T Trust Him. Everything he said is valid. Did. You see that pitch. Baths. Well let the countdown began for KFC. They go on sale. Tuesday for sixty dollars, the shoes were first revealed in February. Fans will not only look like they're wearing a striped a bucket of chicken on their feet, but the shoes also come with two removable drumstick charms even smell like chicken. For every pair sold on crocs, DOT COM KFC will donate three dollars. Help workers with college scholarships. I'm surprised they're not made of chicken and you can't eat them at the end of the day. My brother has a log like a like a fire log that KFC put out last year. That smells like chicken so like we're GONNA put it on a bonfire this weekend like. He's like it's supposed to be like I'm like doesn't. It's GONNA attract animals probably right, and they'll be hungry. and. Yeah? You're, GonNa have to turn away some plus sized folks coming into the dry. Yeah don't worry about animals coming. Earl just get an award or underwear. Beforehand, so you're, you're ready. Yeah, that's a good point. Yeah, fend him off with that. It's been a while since I've gone with the KFC bucket, which was by the way always one of my favorite tailgate hacks in a pinch. If you needed something that was always a great one man bucket a case you new tailgate every every piece gets eaten. It's like doritos people. See the KFC bucket. They just foam right to it. It is gone originally. I was just GonNa say original recipe your extra crispy. Both are want them. Both are want them. The original is more flavorful, so that's my pick. I'm with you. Valve Oh, yeah. I love both of them cold, too. I mean in the fridge after after a night. That's why they're great tailgate foods. I'm telling you man. It's it. You don't think they're going over to someone's house for. If, you're going over at somebody's house to watch the game tonight, and you're like I. Don't want to shop empty-handed. Take a bucket of chicken. You'll be the most popular guy they're. Also they have. Like, there's a gas station on the north side. That has awesome, fried chicken a camera. It's right on Brighton Johnny. Has Pretty good fine. Eagle has good fried chicken. Yeah, they do. A few. So vowed. This is what you're I I know what you're saying. Because the skin on the original does get a little, weird and robbery. That's why. You, eat you eat that hot? And then you save the other the crispy for the fridge and I'm telling Oh so good. Elton. John is getting sued by his ex-wife. A report in the independent says Renato Blauel is suing him for over three million dollars on the grounds. His recent autobiography violated the terms of their divorce agreement. She filed an injunction against him last month in hopes that they could resolve the issue amicably, but now she is moving ahead with that lawsuit. New Documents reportedly claimed certain parts of Elton's memoir brought up some longtime mental health issues for her The couple were married from nineteen, eighty four to nineteen eighty-eight. Net flicks is polling its upcoming Krista Leah Prank show following accusations of sexual misconduct against him This comes a month after Hulu Amazon, prime and comedy. Central Yanked workaholics episode that featured him playing a child Molester Delia was set to star in the prank show with fellow comedian Bryan. Callen, second season of you in which delay plays a comedian. Preying on underage girls is still available on flex. YIKES! YIKES! Is the word. Hearing regarding Britney Spears conservative ship, being moved after a bunch of her fans crashed the zoom call meeting. How do you even do that? Those meetings made public I have no idea how to crash zoom meeting. Well Zoom is very. It's got. It's got a lot of security issues. They have said you should never do anything. That's you know super-sensitive on zoom which is. My sister was like I. Don't want to do therapy on zoom. Like nobody cares about your therapies. Nobody's GonNa go listen. Bitch about your kids don't worry about it. That's that's not what they're looking to hack. Big Time! Business meetings with stock market ramifications and stuff like that though you probably wouldn't put it on zoom. TMZ reports. Brittany was supposed to have her routine quarterly check in this week, but people joined in the virtual meeting and refuse to allow a confidential courtroom. There has been recent uptick fans protesting the conservative as part of the Free Brittany campaign. The thirty eight year old entered a conservative ship in two thousand eight after numerous breakdowns, which means her father and lawyer get legal control over all her financial and personal assets. Finally ACDC released Blah back in Blackley album that would change their career and their lives forty years ago, tomorrow, July twenty, fifth, nineteen, eighty, it was their seventh studio album and I was singer Brian Johnson, who replaced Bond Scott following his death from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge five months earlier, February nineteenth nineteen eighty AC. Can you imagine that quick of a turnaround today I mean. ACDC had made a big dent in America with their previous album, Nineteen seventy-nine highway to hell, and some of the ideas for songs on black came together on that tour. Here's AMAS young and the early stages of songs that would make it onto back and black. Malcolm had a couple of ID's specially the back in black with the title track and I'd been fiddling around with little bits of the. You shook me, so you know there was a few of the ideas that we had in place, so it sort of started. The inspirational stayed especially back in black in Malcolm had these ritzy said he couldn't get out of his head, so he had him on type in e. played them to mean he said. What do you think I fought? Hey, you know the great. Right after Bon Scott's death, they did consider hanging up, but we're convinced not to by family and friends and. As we just said wasted no time in holding auditions Johnson, who used to front the band? Gordy one out and the band went into the studio in Nassau in the Bahamas in April and May with producer Mutt Lang, who produced highway to hell, though some of the musical ideas were born, while Bon Scott was still alive. The band opted for some fresh lyrics in the album's title. Track and cover were attribute to Bon Scott. That was our way of Saloon bunged sting. We didn't want to draw job a tragedy, so we've figured that was the best tribute we could do, so we made black as the mark of respect when somebody passes away, that was the idea of was a lot of people actually at the time when we first said he wanted. You know you can't do then. People Don, light that. Keeps a negative thing, but for us. It meant something and that's what we stuck by. Back in black went to number four on the billboard chart. It's the fourth biggest selling album. In the US with twenty five million copies sold worldwide that number exceeds fifty million three albums ahead of it are the eagles greatest hits seventy one to seventy five at thirty, eight million Michael Jackson's thriller at thirty three million and the Eagles Hotel California at twenty six million forecast. Good Rap Song Val like the lyrics the way back and black arts. It's just sounds like a great rap song back in black. Long I'm glad to be back. Let loose from the nuisance. Vic Hanging about been looking at the sky because it's get me high. Forget to hers because I never die. I got nine lives. Cats is abusing everyone but them wild because how bad. You have to wear mom jeans and a cap. Velvet shorts. Ice like that's how much that's. How how much row I? Don't insult. Shantha showers or thunderstorms mid eighties for the high today at seventy, two a DV. So all right? We're heading. Into August soon the election in November. Even though there's a pandemic, they're gonNA start doing some campaign. Events and trump in particular is like you know. You had to cancel one, but he's GonNa. Get out there and start doing it again now. The problem is he's been sued by a bunch of musicians because anytime. He uses people's music at one of his rallies. They get super pissed. He's been sued by Tom Petty. Panic at the Disco Neil Young. Sued or You know asked to stop using it Rana. Yeah Elton John, Rem. Adele, rolling stones guns roses for. Brian May of Queen. Earth wind and fire the OJ's. Paul Rodgers of free George Harrison's estate Luchino Pavarotti's estate. Princes State Steven Tyler from ACDC Dee. Snider, all of them, said no cease and desist, but now there's a ban out of the midwest a hairband that never really made it. Val and they want to. Have the president. Use this as a campaign song going forward because they just want, they want the notoriety. They need some attention. They're called. Dingle Cherry I think they're from Iowa. Have you heard of this man? I have not. Amartya Fan. Yeah, so here's the song they want the president to us. President trump. You'll need a song the plane. Just to won't get limited. We've got software you. rewind. Bad It's. Wrong? Nobody's through the song. Bill every band. That's popular told you to do. You condemns your person. You, we are not rich enough to have morality so cast. Off! Russian. Off. Showers. The. Single. Among your. Cherry so the you know. The president can use that one when he goes back out and be rest assured that he has their permission. Good News There Dingle Cherries greatest hits available on spotify. Right now if you want to check out their back catalogue. Mike Pursuit with your sports, we come back. King from Eighteenth sports net gets you ready for opening night for your buck goes DVD. Come to learn more. Dav. Sports. Microsoft with your sport opening day for the pirates. Sports is brought to you by Ridgeville ply. It's you know we've got our own version. Bucks. PUCK's going here today on the morning show because it is opening day for the buck. Does actually opening night tonight in Saint Louis at? We've got another Penguin Inter squad scrimmage to breakdown Fauria, let's start with the pirates who open against the cardinals. Great. Story Franchise Great Environment Saint Louis. Joe Must Grove against. Jack Flaherty We had an opportunity to interview Joe Muss Grove on the morning. Show this week and one of the things that really got my attention was. Must growth talking about the value of analytics, the new pitching coach Oscar Marine as well as the new manager in Dirk Shelton and marine arrives bringing an increased awareness and emphasis on analytics must growth told us that that stuff's all well and good, but it can only take you so far on the bump. Commanders, man game. You know there's there. There's all kind of different elements that come into the game. That computer can't tell you so. my game is is hugely based on just pure competition, and you know my ability to to learn the game over the last. Four years I've been in the big leagues. Just let those things play from me. Let your instincts take over. I mean that's one of the things that we have is professional. Athletes is an ability to think differently to think faster to act. Say Calm, and you know certain situations and. When you let go out and just pitch and compete. Those things get pulled out of them that a coach or a computer can't necessarily teach your or help you so. that's a huge part of my game, but the numbers are numbers man. They're facts and you know it's right in front of you, so you can't ignore those things and. If there and they can help you. You gotta use them to your advantage so It's more so in the preparation where all that analytical stuff comes into play. You know when you got you know pitch design, and how you want your pitches. It'd be moving in the shape you on in a spin you on A. That stuff is really helpful for it, and it helps you create good game plans, but when you get out there in the game, and there's so many times I've got out there with. You know three different game plans and I'm ready to use regardless our. Depending on what the situation is you know? After two pitches one hundred the game, you know, I throw it out the window and it's just pure reaction so. use it a lot to prepare and get ready to when you get out there in the game, and it's just it's just competition. Your your instincts takeover. Really good stuff there from Jim Moscow. Analytics I think a lot of old school. Dinosaurs just hate it because new school computer geeks think it's revolutionizing the game. Things like the shift and whether guy can hit a curve waller slide, and that's been around forever, but. Talking about how it's a preparatory thing you know. How do you get the ball to break inside tool right hand? That's where you can talk about spin rate and stuff if you're on the mound, and it's to to two in basis of load in the bottom of the eighth, and you're wondering. What's my spin rate right about now? You are lost here to hear Joe Muslim states still man against man game. Yes, it is thanks for notice Joe. good luck tonight. Parts also. Mention of new manager. Derek Shelton had some really interesting things to say yesterday about what he wants from his players and what he's going to expect from himself. Well I. Want Our club to take the the identification of themselves of our group in the room and. Excuse me I realize is my role is is the manager they're going to take and feed off a little bit of how I am especially in terms of the culture, trying to create, but the big thing for our group is I want those guys to have their own personalities and one of the key things that I've taken out of this two point. Oh as they have because they've been. Been Together. You know they're starting to show their voice. They're starting to be actionable and that's exciting for me. The second part of that question the most important thing is being able to listen. You know you have when you sit in this role, you have to be able to listen in instead of talk. More and I think for coaches. That's always something we have to step back. Back, because we're wanting to coach, and we're wanting to talk, and I am I think when you go from this role you. You have to do that and I was very fortunate. I saw Rocco do it really well last year. He's probably one of the best listeners I've ever been around. You know I know. Because I was a guy in the room, talking some of the time and the. The fact that he was able to do it, and then my conversations with him, going forward in the fact of actually being with him in Kevin Cash. you know in Tampa doing it for the first time I think they do a very good job. Listen and taking in information, and that would probably be the big thing I would. I would take out of sitting in this chair. That reference. The Rocco was Rocco. Ball Deli. The manager of the twin into whom Shelton worked last year. How often do you hear coach talking about? You need to listen more. So a lot of levels to Dirk Shelton so far. Hopefully the level he finds, his manager is not the bottom of the division, but that remains to be see. Why I'm not sure that we know the level of implementation that he's going to employ as it pertains to. Analytics, but clint hurdle had a decent balance between you know, gut, feel for the game in using where it's smart I, think analytics. It really does appeal. There's a couple of different types of baseball fans, but truly too big generalities you can make the types of fans were who kept score their whole lives, and we're very data driven in loved the numbers, and they have medical in their attraction to the game, and then there are the people who were more. More attracted to the gut, feel romance sort of art fullness of the game. That didn't have any quantifiable stuff behind it. You know there were some you know, but not to the extent that they are now surely new era and stuff like that and even po possibly up to war, but like some of these analytics now are just I get why they appeal to the people that they do, but I think that it's a really hard thing for organizations. To use, it's like a really slippery slope. If you know how to employ them effectively, there are great tool, but I don't know that there are a lot of organizations who top to bottom understand how to make everybody believe this is how we're using it. This is why it works so that you don't get. Joe Must Grow worrying about spin when he's. Facing a potential, you know tying run on second. Yeah, I think I it sounds as if from what I've heard about Oscar. Marina new pitching coach. He wants to give them the information, but he also wants them to do what they're most comfortable doing and. It's a tool. It's an information source, but it's not the Bible. One of the pitchers talked about that during spring training two point. Alison He'll still let you go. You want to go within the critical situation if you feel that good if you get, get the guy out you get them out and if you don't maybe figure out why you didn't. Isn't that that's the problem. Is that like one variable in the midst of using an analytic equation completely nullifies it like if you if you don't stick to it all the time, you're really landed percents percentages. We'll see and I know you hate analytics, and I definitely don't love them. But I think there's got be a way that you. You know. You can use them to to great effect without you know. I don't know that anybody abandons them anymore and I mean it's straight. Let's it's here is big business in every. Spin Rate and launch angle for guy hits the ball. Six hundred feet I'll give. What is launch angle was I hit really hard and really far OUTTA. Hear if a guy throwing one hundred miles. An hour sold one hundred miles an hour. They you can tell this stuff without a rep Soto machine. Or what do you think kids are now like? Like elbowing each other. When? You Know Josh. Powell Lodges One, and they're yelling. What the the philosophy was coming off the bat or You know yeah. We're like five hundred feet. That's five hundred. That's an analyst. was really interesting. Come on, yeah, come on far to go. That's all we care up. Too many graphics on TV and too much extraneous crap Ola, but again in preparation. There's some value in it. We'll see if the pirates can glean starting tonight in Saint Louis Penn scrimmaged again last night, Intra squad scrimmage number, three, three, two three tie between the black team and the gold team, just one more intra squad, remaining that'll cup on Saturday at noon, and the are off to Toronto on Sunday head coach. Mike Sullivan talk last night about their state of readiness and what they still need to do before they get ready to resume. When we just have to get sharper and all the details of our game. You know our our collective team. Play the sharper in and. We talked about data between periods tonight with the guys, and there's nobody areas where we know we. We need to improve and get better if we're going to be hard to play against an and bring that that playoff mindset in that playoff game. took her on with us in and. The, team that we were from also this year in being difficult play against and stingy defensively and it, it always starts with a with the decisions we make with. Making sure that we don't feed the transition game of our opponents, things of that nature, and it really boils down to a lot of the details of of every aspect of overall team game in those areas where we're gonNA, continue to work at. We we break all the filmed down of UPI center squads. We try to show them areas where the where we like, and we show them the areas where we need to continue to get better. Tighten up our team game. We'll do that again after. The into squad, but we're just GONNA. Keep building here. You start hearing a lot more about puck management playing a game the right way. As they get ready? Eighteenth Sports Net Randy announced yesterday that they're going to broadcast the exhibition games, the One and only exhibition game against Philadelphia. That'll be four o'clock on Tuesday and then game. One against the Canadians is a week from tomorrow night. Talking because with Rob King from at Sports Net when we return here on. Who? It's ready Bamut the DNA morning show. Bill Crawford joined right now by our buddy. Rob King from at and T. Sports net king. What's up, buddy? How are you baseball, guys? How are you hope you're doing well I mean. Can you believe it? Finally? We waited and waited for baseball, and it is finally back tonight. The cardinals and the pirates. Joe Must grow all right so the first question I have for you, Kingere the forty man roster. Finalize a any surprises in your estimation. No. nothing that jumped out I, mean they're you know the the big question was? Are they going to have fifteen pitchers and fifteen position players on the thirty man active, until they have to whittle it down eventually twenty six, or is it going to be sixteen pitchers in fourteenth position players? I just think right now they're. They're still searching for their bullpen, so it makes sense to carry the extra arm and and. Away, we go well. You know the big reason why we're here. Of course COVID, who I'm sure you Bob Dining probably thought that was a shortstop. They had in the The Minor League system I'm not worried about Kobe. He's coming along just fine. He's only nineteen. He's still on the farm system, right? But. The buck goes, have they? You know they they've taken. Their share hits in that regard. Polanco Kiana Kelly now we learn has been dealing with it. Socrates Breda before that and the other guy's name is escaping me, but Ki Ki. Brian Hayes Blake Cedar Yup Yup. Relation to the other teams, how bad have they had it? Such a good question I really I really don't know I think some teams you know. I, I would imagine they're probably in the in the middle of the pack. I really don't know for a fact I will say this though you know. The pirates are relying on certain guys and then a Gregory Polanco. It's really important to the middle of their lineup, trying to give Josh Palsson protection and. They were able to be a decent offensive team a year ago and you're Kinda hoping political big year, and then you mentioned the the bullpen I. Think is the biggest question mark for me heading into the season and without county Keller. Who is there closer boy. At least you felt like. Hey, we get to the ninth-inning. Now. You have some questions you know it's. A little bit of the amount of players, but for me with pirates you know with a couple of guys are really counting on it. It's the quality as much as anything else well. WHAT'S HE GONNA? Do there I mean? Is it a creek? Who Does he call on? Is it just going to be Bhai Committee once again? It seems like. If. They could get some stability here. Even though you know. Hopefully Kelly comes back. That would be great for a rookie manager to not have to do so much up. Yeah I think he's going to be by committee, and I think so, but also going to happen this year now. This is something that that people that you know. followed it the sheer numbers of the game to Sabermetrics. People have been talking about for years. Is You know sometimes? The game isn't a balancing the seventh inning. And you know you you bring in your quote. seventh-inning guy who might be your Third Best Lieber? He gets beat up, and then you're closure sitting without even a chance to close and the argument has been why not bring that guy in the seventh inning now I still think and I think a lot of people in baseball. There's still something about getting last three out. It's not it's not for everybody. Not everybody kind of has the make up the stomach. Stomach or whatever you want to say for that, but I think you're going to see more of a teams, better or best relievers coming in early in the games anyway, because you can't afford to blow three or four opportunities early on in this season there. Are you know another hundred forty games in which you can make it up, so I think it's going to be different anyway to me. It's going to be one of the interesting things of this. Well in that. Respect you know the limited amount of second chances that you have. How aggressive is Shelton going to be as a rookie manager? I mean this is a likable guy. You know like a- As personalities go. This guy has personality and spades. It really does remind me of the way clearly came into town here. There's a lot of similarities in terms of likeability and attitude that would be easy to root for as a pirates fan like this. I like the way this guy is. He's already got her nickname. Sheltie! He's he has shelf is a crash Davis figure, so it's a you know. He's a pretty fun guy. To to root for but boy, this is an unenviable position for a guy who's got make some Hay pretty quick. Well. He is a great I mean. Everybody just raves about him I. mean from. From Scott Bonnet and the equipment room to the players to the front office I mean everybody's raving about, and it's a really a. Tight knit group of players to kind of the next wave of is is taken over and. Came up through the system together and. I think. It's easy for them to kind of get along and have a positive attitude and again it'll be interesting, you know. I I've been kind of weighing in wrestling around facilities. How much is positive attitude? Hey, we want to be here. We WanNA play. We like each other. How much is that GONNA Matter? The team is like I. Don't know you know I'm wasting my family and that kind of stuff, and which is understandable. Slow start could bury it. Honestly as far as how. Aggressive he'll be. I don't know I mean it's GonNa. Be Interesting. I I think. Did he trust the players? The players trust him. But I you know every game. is going to be so vital, and you know what they do in extra innings of the runner starting on second I mean. You bought them already FDA. You play for a beginning. That's going to be an interesting part of the strategy and. He and his staff Santa Latte as well so. It's a strange different season. But I think it's as long as everybody stays healthy. I think it's GonNa be kind of fun. I think it's GONNA BE INTERESTING TO WATCH YEAH! Now the one hurdle that broadcasters have is not being able to be at the ballpark in so Greg Brown and the Lakers are GonNa have to be calling the game. And you're going to be working the game remotely. King or as a broadcaster. How do you prepare? These games and then adjust on the fly when you're not there to watch it, and you're just calling it on TV, and as I pointed out several times on this broadcast, avoid turning the channel when it's the pirates. Now, so let me get I kid like let me handle the first part of that question, really kind of only. Say this. You know first of all at Home Games ob there right so they're going to be at PNC park in games. Okay, it's the road games that are going to be in our studio. They're not traveling with the team. You know I've called a few games off monitors and I think Joe. Block all this I in an exhibition game. That we had a couple of nights ago I I don't know brownies, call games or not, but I. do know that I was nervous about calling a game remotely and because you're worried I was calling high school, Football Games or on our air. Future's going to call occupants to worry about you know. What are you going to miss or you'RE GONNA? Miss stuff that's happening behind the play. and. I think it probably. As far as the actual physical calling of the game I would say like ninety five to ninety eight percent of it will be, you won't even in fact, people my work. Colleagues did not know when we did. Is School our First High School football game remotely? They had no idea we weren't there. Now I think what you MRS, a broadcaster. is you see a guy coming off the team bus? Wait a minute. He's Kinda limping a little bit, and you're not surprised when he's not in the lineup, and you're not saying you know you're not all Wisey late scratch while that. You know being around the team as a lot about. But I think it's it's short term it's it's this year. Only you know. Everybody's dealing with something and. You know they're great guys, so it'll be nice to have in the studio but I think in in subsequent years we'll be back on the road. Will you guys do a great job. I can't wait for these broadcasts and the ratings are going to be through the roof. I mean everybody is thrilled to have. The buck goes back Josh Bell. You know in this age of Social Awareness Josh. Bell is really emerge not just as a leader on the field, but socially and being a voice for the Buckeyes. Buckeyes can reminds me of a T.. J. Watt like TJ was Kinda Quiet I. Earned his stripes on the field, and then felt a little bit more comfortable about using his voice and Josh Bell has been tremendous in that regard in a time where a lot of athletes can sort of be clumsy and trying to say and convey what they're trying to articulate. Not at all for Josh Bell. Who's WHO's been very on point? The whole time, and that has been a really pleasant surprise for an organization that I think has long wanted somebody like that in the community here in Pittsburgh I agree you know he's. He's a really Really look. It's a great call. Asked go into I mean. I'm telling you it is a fantastic about. It is a really really easy team to root for I mean from for the pitching staff to Josh Bell. The rest of the empty others really just go around the diamond I mean. It really is a great easy team to root for. You know it's interesting that you know he. He came out with you. Know Bookies reading, and you know the documentary thirteen which is a terrific documentary. He's been talking about out a little bit, but you know I'm not surprised that you know I think he's I think he's got that type of personality and. For every player. You know sometimes players say look you know I got to establish myself before I talk. Others feel more comfortable at an early stage. I think Josh Bell He's always he's always been the kind of guy that could certainly do that. And whether the timing was the two things you know, dove tailing the social issues going on, and and his emergence has star last year I don't i. don't know whether that prompted timing, but He's voice that that when he says something, he's interesting guy to listen to for sure. Rob King at T. Sports net tonight. The puck Os and the cardinals must grove Scott up break his. Routine with these guys have. Have early, and then you know breaking down a little bit later against the cardinals particularly this year in which these division. Games are so important rob. Yeah and you know I honestly. Look Sixty game season. You know We're going to have something. Pre game show tonight that the last three years nine teams. Would have made the playoffs after sixty games that did not so. That's a pretty sizable percentage. I mean. That's you know. Pushing forty percent of the teams that that would have made the playoffs. That didn't make the last year. The nationals who won the world series wouldn't have made the playoffs after sixty games. So you have a chance to me the chance for the pirates. The offense should be okay. You know it definitely needs to take a little bit of a step forward. To emerge, you know as a top seven or eight offense in the League to me. Starting pitching is going to be really interesting, because there's there's talent there Joe Moscow. Finish the season strong last year. Chad cools a talented guy. We've seen Trevor Williams for a full calendar year. He's one of the best pitchers in the league. Mitch Keller is a guy that was ballyhooed as prospect and you know. Can this new regime sort of help him? Live up to being a you know. James and town type front of the rotation type starter. I'm really eager to see Joe Strove pitch because he looked great in the exhibition game. You look great and spring training before that you know if the pirates are going to do something I think it's going to start with the starting pitching and that starts tonight. Yeah, we had. Just. Wanted to ask you if you had a well groomed ball field by your house somewhere where the Blue Jays could play maybe. Yeah that is interesting I mean. No, I got I got more you. Yeah, that's that's an interesting story for sure. Will the PIROGIES wear masks? Oh man yet perogie races, and you know it's GonNa be it's GonNa. Be Really Interesting And you know what they do with the Perogie races and you know there's been talk of like. You know see fans into the stands, and I think they're definitely going to be pumping crowd noise and I think the players like the crowd noise. So it'll be, it'll be interesting and I gotta be honest guys. I'm not a guy that like thinks that much about that kind of stuff like I'm like over here. Diving into joe must have spin rate. And how much is he going to throw these lies? I'm like paying no attention to the other stuff and it's all. It's all going to be news to me. When I turned on the TV tonight and I'll be interested to see what it looks like. It would be great if at and T. Sports net if you guys. All your production wizards there could go back into old games and just get footage of buckles, fans eating, and just in just in between just forget it just go to old footage of people hanging out the Ballpark, so the US it'll look exactly the same and we'll see the same. Yinzer is getting hammered on a Friday night. But it'll be from you know a few years ago and then you can have like. Hey, we're GONNA use crowd shots from nine, thousand, nine, hundred seventy eight tonight. You know stuff like that. It'd be kind of fun listening. I wouldn't be surprised that. I'm sure things will develop it. As the season goes onto, I was watching A K B O game you know the Korean baseball. Baseball. Yeah and I mean that's what happens right I. Think it was. It might have been a Japanese league game I think they'd like cardboard cutout guys in the in the stands like you know like a string of like five people. And they had their hands up near like they were cheering and guy hit a home run. They cut to the cardboard cutouts within found A. Who knows I what we're GonNa do but everyone's GonNa. Get everyone's getting. Get Creative, but we have a lot creative people, and and those people will create stuff like that. It's going to be kind of fun to watch. Let me tell you I. Don't WanNa Watch it beyond this year, but it'll be fun to watch for. One of the best things about the pirates has been the coverage that eighteenth sports net is put together. You guys. You got an awesome team and I always love seeing all the special program. You have aside from that, but these Games are a pleasure to watch I can't wait to see this truncated season in no matter what comes of it, I'm GonNa. Be Watching it all the. The way because this is going to be fun stuff and I'm rooting like you said you know as much as I can't stand nutting. The Guy always put a team together. That's easy to root for, and this is you know early. Get somebody to do it. And charing in his rookie year with the Bucco has certainly done a good job of putting together a likeable team. I looking forward to it i. mean and again you know it's a sixty game season. you know really seriously. I mean I just the numbers I said earlier. Anything can happen so I, I can't wait and it's just so nice to have a live sporting events back in and ready to go pirates in cardinals, tomorrow or tonight rather eight fifteen our time. To Saint Louis Start, so make sure you tune in you. Guys don't have programming starting at what time. PREGAME show will start at seven o'clock. Sports Net rob- king king are. You're the best thanks buddy. It the morning. Show bass got your news. When we return. Sports are backing. You can find all the action on fans sportsbook in partnership with Valley Forge Bucko tonight. I played the five. Any Line for Moscow of tonight. Whether you've been betting on fantasy sports were for awhile now. Are you new to the APP? There's all kinds options fan who has two great ways to win now though the. The won't want to miss first off. Fan Duel is adding ten dollars free bets to every account, not posit required. No strings attached the deck. Your tension will check this out in addition to your ten dollars. 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A federal judge in New York ordered him freed immediately yesterday, saying the Department of Justice and Bureau of prisons carried out retaliation for his outspoken criticism of president. Trump judge Alvin Heller Stein, said the home release agreement, the government tried to get Cohen designed violated his First Amendment Rights. The DOJ wanted to keep him from being a book before November's election speaking with journalists or using social media. When Cohen refused to sign the deal earlier this month, he was sent back to prison. You'll have to be tested for corona virus. Be for. He can return home which I thought he was going back to. Prison because violated his house arrest. Yeah, that's what I thought because he was in some restaurant and Manhattan. Yeah. He wasn't on jail. He somehow got released because of fear for Covid and then was seen and photographed all over town and posting stuff on social media, and they were like hey. 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They include statements for Maxwell denying knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein's recruitment of underage girls as well as e-mails and depositions from epsteins Victims Maxwell is facing federal charges for allegedly conspiring with Epstein at Human Trafficking Operation There is word that she's going to appeal that ruling though. In other Jeffrey. Epstein News his upper east side townhouse is for sale for eight million dollars. The disgraced financier committed suicide in his jail cell last year as he awaited trial on sex, trafficking charges his seventy I read. Home has ten bedrooms and fifteen bathrooms, also his famous Palm Beach show-me for sale as well on the market for an asking price of just under twenty, two million, the approximately eight thousand square foot home has six bedrooms, seven and a half baths in a waterfront view tmz is reporting the real estate agent. Listing the home doesn't sing. That doesn't think the previous ownership of exits value. That money is. Going to go the money's. Victims. I was I was just GonNa. Say All right well fine. Then they're giving it to the victims. But if it wasn't going to go almost one hundred percent to that fund those places, all those properties should be bulldozed. Yeah I can't imagine who would want to live in those places, but. It is a strange world. Dr Anthony Fauci says he and his family have gotten serious threats. Since he became one of the public faces of the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the nation's top infectious disease experts at on CNN there are people who get really angry thinking. He's interfering with their life because he's pushing a public health agenda. She said that's led the hate mail and what he's called. Threats against him, his wife and their adult daughters vowed she said quote I mean really. Is this the United States of America end quote? And the CDC, stressing the importance of good hygiene, as schools prepared to welcome students back into the classroom, the health agency released its updated guidelines for reopening schools amid pandemic schools should institute mitigation strategies like social distancing and having everyone wear masks. CDC also recommending cleaning and disinfecting any surfaces that are frequently touched. Which School is pretty much everything? Yeah and I mean if they can keep the bathrooms clean in those schools. Are they going to do the rest of it? I mean that's been pointed out by students online, but I'm sure there's a way to safely do it. You just have to. The implementation of it is going to be difficult. It's the same reason why. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me why you can't socially distance people in ballgames like if they're outside. I. Don't know what the issue is, but it's getting them in there and hurting them in there. That is the problem because you'd almost have to have like a here. Is Your Park entry time and then you'd have to meet your reservation so that you weren't in a line of people waiting to get in? Because that would be the danger. Once you're in I, think you're okay. It's just hurting people into the crowd bill. I think also. You know getting people in getting people out also the bathroom with a situation anywhere where people could congregate. What are you gonNA do with concessions. Are you going to limit the people? Are you going to do it like those grocery stores where you clearly mark sick, right? You know those kinds of things. And then how do you? How do you make sure that all the workers that are serving the food or You know working the the staff. Are. Safe and clear well BYA OB. You bring your own little cooler, no concessions. Be Awesome. That's how it used downtown. Yeah used to be able to bring in like a cooler because everybody like that was the big thing when I was growing up. You'd be pissed because your dad would have a cooler food instead of. Getting concessions. You always wanted to concessions. You didn't want the ham sandwich from home. Several downtown Pittsburgh restaurants serving up a taste of an iconic event this year, the Pittsburgh downtown partnership says those restaurants will feature an array of pickle themed food and beverages starting July thirtieth that'll be in place at the annual pickles. Berg event, which is not happening this year of because of Kobe nineteen organizers say pickles, Berg will return in July of next year and we talked a little about this yesterday. New Research has found. Found that acid use has become more popular in the last few years, increasing increasing fifty percent between two, thousand, fifteen and two, thousand, eighteen, and increasing even more because of Corona Virus University of Cincinnati, doctoral candidate and author of the Study Andrew Yaki said quote. LSD's used primarily to escape and given the world's on fire. People might be using it as a therapeutic mechanism. Now that Kobe I guess that use has probably tripled end quote. microdosing people micro dose. That's the big thing little bit at a time little bit at a time so that you don't know you really tripping until eventually, your entire life is one big hallucination and maybe the. This is a great story to longtime friends in Wisconsin are millionaires because one of them honored a promise? He made twenty eight years ago. Tom Cook says when he learned that he had one at twenty two million dollar powerball Jackpot. He remembered a deal. He made with his Buddy Joe. Feeney back in Nineteen ninety-two. They shook hands on it back then and agreed that if one of them ever WanNa powerball Jackpot, they'd split the winnings. Tom was good on his word. And now each of the old friends from menominee in Wisconsin, they are now wounding. They're both worth about five point seven million dollars after taking their prize in a lump sum. All about that. Were you talking about? Prince, Harry and Meghan markle taking the Paparazzi too cord tmz reporting the couple filed the lawsuit after photographer crossed a Red Line for any parent and allegedly took photos of their one year old son, Archie, while in the backyard of their La home. The invasion of privacy lawsuit demands all copies of the photos. Begin to them. The lawsuit also says doctors fly over their home sometimes up to three times a day trying to get photos in music news. The band dirty honey will live stream a concert from the Viper Room in Los Angeles that's. That's going to be tonight. If you want to get in on that, just go to dirty honey dot veeps dot, com and I told you last hour that tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the release of AC DC's landmark album back in black, well in celebration slash reo speedwagon guitarist Dave Amato members of Alison, chains cage the, elephant, anthrax, and others will be taking part in the back in black fortieth anniversary, a virtual celebration. That's a live stream event tonight. In addition that webcasts will also include a DC testimonials, appearances, tutorials and performances. That'll be alive at five PM. Eastern today on facebook Youtube instagram and others and today's National Tequila Day. So we'll have low Margarita for you there today. Pennsylvania Drake's less Tequila than any other state Nevada number one. I? Don't know Vegas has anything to do with that, but there you go forecast today, clouds and sun, still of chance of a shower thunderstorm mid eighties for the high seventy five DB. Jimmy joining us right now on the virtual coffeehouse here on the DVD morning show Jimmy Good Morning. How are you buddy? Good Morning, Randy! I'm doing well hanging in all of this Yeah, man, doing the best I can. You got a brand new album coming out and blues fans particular always. WanNa make note of whenever you got anything going on. What is the new record? Tell us about it. Well this new record is a little bit of a departure from usual swinging blues style I wrote all the songs a lot of Americana Flavor in it and. Songs that are reflective, so although there's the regular blues. Guitar that I play also some different styles. Yeah, I, mean I. CHECK IT OUT! It sounded a little Dilbert mcclinton e to me a little bit more of like. uh, even kind of John. Heightened spaces. Oh, that's cool. Yeah! Yeah, and it's been listening to Randy Crou- and John Hammond album that was produced by Tom Waits. About ten twenty years ago on, we'll tell us. What, what's the name of the record again? Sweet memories okay. Where did you record this? This is recorded in Indiana. My friend has a studio up there. Larry Math is. Also an English teacher like myself and has a studio in his house, electric land and in the. Of the Clark's. Electric Larry Land. It's Larry's. Who all played on this record was unusual cast of characters. No, this was all me all the songwriting all the instruments, so it's very different. Project Dow very cool Do you think? Did you feel you had a week? Position in the instrumentation was drum tracking more difficult than playing keys or anything like that well, it was different because all of my my other four records have a keyboard on them. This record doesn't have a keyboard. My last record recorded in California was done mostly live as I think a blues record should be. This one was layered with different guitar tracks, and I took a completely different approach because I was the only. Person An instrument. Layered, guitar tracks very cool all right well. Let's listen to a cut from the album. What's the first one we're going to hear This one is called How long do you know about the being empowered making changes and having a voice? How long for the album? Sweet Memories? Here's Jimmy Adler DV. Raise! Radio. Way. A. Salmi. DV E. Sports. Gambling is a baseball is back in. Microsoft is here with sports on the DVD morning show? Sports is brought to you by sportclips. Anybody else that Yankees. Dodgers Parlay last night one for one. Phrase Rolling down a track Nice Nice baseball. Started last night and the buck goes. Crank it up tonight in Saint Louis. Opening Night Joe Musk Grove on a mild and the first game is a manager for the bucks new skipper Derek Shelton. We've heard a lot about Shelton today. How engaging he is is humor his positively, but one thing we have talked about is his incredibly maniacal attention to detail that goes guys to the extent. He's going to be manager too big leagues for the first time tonight. He has already practiced the pre-game speech to the team. They did address rehearsal dry run. Derek Shelton speaking to a team for the first time as a major league manager, and as we sometimes do here on the morning show. We've uncovered that audio for you. I'm not much forgiving. Inspirational address. Every newspaper in the country. That's picked us to finish last. The local press seems to think we'd save everyone a lot of time and trouble if we just went out shot so. I'm wasting sports writers time so I'd like to hang around and see if we can give them all nice big. Burger I think you've gotta captured the spirit of the thing, right? That'll play big tonight awesome. That was actually the Great Lou. Brown for Major League, but Derek shown. As. Luke Brown was is aware that not much is being expected from your buck buckles in twenty twenty. I think the one thing that we've talked about private privately. The same thing I've talked about is just the fact that whatever people externally say. We really don't care I care what our group thanks and what our staff thinks and our baseball staff. Thanks and we'll kind of deal with those and you know I think. The players had really good conversations amongst themselves. Mike I hope he doesn't take that Lou. Brown thing any further and have a cardboard cutout of Bob nutting in the locker room, saying you guys stink. You know it may come to that because a lot of people also probably unaware when when the negotiations were taking place between the new general manager. Ben Sherrington and Derek Shelton they were delayed because Shelton had a guy on the other line about white walls and he wanted to. Get that taken care of. Agreed to be the pirates manager. Bet You know I hope they go. Eight and sixteen could bring out the Bull Durham lolly gagging speech. We are. We would eight Larry it's a miracle. It's a miracle. Bench Sherrington general manager finalized his thirty man roster yesterday, sixteen pitchers and fourteen position. Players of the parts kept sixteen pitchers. Harrington said in part because they're not sure what they have, and some of these guys and in part, because they're not sure what roles might suit these pitchers best. I guess I would say it's not specific to roles I I know. Sheltie shared that. I think in terms of the Rosser decision itself probably more about Holding onto is much pitching as we can, and giving ourselves more time to learn and give been giving guys more more time to develop and get you know, get competition against Major League hitters also and You know we're GONNA. We're we're excited to get into games we'll. We'll continue to learn more about that group, and whether that's you know obviously. In a couple of weeks we may have a roster decision, but the the decision how roles evolve. would say is less about. How many pitchers were carrying and We're just. WERE WE WANNA? Give ourselves a chance to learn as much as we can about as many pictures as possible. I mean that's. Pretty Blunt right there. I don't know if he's trying to be as blunt as interpreting that to be, but he's talking about guys needing development, time and guys. They have to learn about at the major league level. That's probably not gonNA end well I think particularly as it relates to the bullpen, you look at the starters you could see must grow having a real good year. Mitch Keller is a guy who is highly thought of just getting started. Trevor Williams says had success in the big leagues for extended stretches. The starting rotation is not proven, but it's far from hopeless. You get into that bullpen man. I don't know what they're gonNA. Get and they're gonNA. Get into that bullpen a lot and they're gonNA learn the hard way a lot I think, but. That's why they play the game. Let's give the last word to Derek was the star of string spring training two point zero at the podium. He he thinks not only are the pirates not indifferent to all the criticism and low expectations. He thinks that's going to help drive the team. Trust me, I'm a big reader. See what's going on I. I've seen somebody I'M NOT GONNA. Call out whoever it was, but somebody made a comment about me and brawl in. Somebody else don us. This is a terrible rotation ripping US apart. We love that. Please keep doing it. Keep ripping US apart. Keep constant, you think we suck and all that, and I love it, and so those guys. I promise you if you're feeding the fire and we love that. Play ball tonight, guys! Echoes, cards, eight fifteen. Baseball's back. What's the over under on wins for the season for twenty four and a half twenty four? By Fox Bet APP has a twenty five and a half. Going to twenty five and a half. Five hundred Mike. They gotTA. Win Twenty Six. Shoots, going, to be. Be close to be interesting bill. The starting pitchers are going to have to go real deep in outing. Because if as start putting out you know, getting shelled and getting out of there in the fourth inning and fifth inning. It's just gonNA. Put pressure on the biggest trouble spot on the club, and that's just GonNa. It could get real out of control. Real quick. and. Here's the other red flag of the sixteen pitcher. The only have four left-handers. One of those is Holland who's a starter and another one is Stephen brought. who were assuming is going to be one of the piggyback guys for the fifth spot in the rotation, so that's. A real promising, either, but that's why they play the Games. Get another one in the virtual coffeehouse from Jimmy add. They're coming up after the break here on the DVD morning. Show all right back into the virtual copy house now. Jimmy Adler with us his new record, sweet memories recorded up Indiana Pa. He played every instrument himself on this record. Let your stevie wonder doing visions here man you got took care of all of it. Yeah, yeah, it was quite a an adventure for me to be able to try this approach very different. Good deal all right well. Let's hear another one from the records. Sweet Memories What are we gonNA listen to hear. This one is called North Carolina about pulling out of Pittsburgh and head on down south. And where can people pick this up? Where can they hear at Jimmy? You can get this record anywhere that you get your music. SPOTIFY ITUNES etc should be out by August stuff fifteen streaming everywhere from the records. We memories North Carolina. It's Jimmy Adler virtual DVD coffeehouse. Out of Pittsburgh. Coming home. Drain confident. Son. On the mall. The three. Matt Than with. GET DOWN TO NORTH. Open. Brad hand where? All the. Memories always learn. In. The. Back and Then we're in now. Stone. Goals. We. Bags. Lanes leaving early I can wait. Say maybe. Changing sounds. Taylor. Said, Five. Could find. Normal. In Cameron Man Jimmy Adler is the best check out that new record. spotify anywhere you. you stream music. Yeah, he's! He did it all. Himself played every instrument and he's one of a kind man. I can't wait. Standing. Yeah, I can't wait to see everybody life. Yeah Oh check out that record man he's. He's one of a kind. There's no doubt. The Great Jimmy Adler. He's been on the show a few times. We had him in a few rambles before and he is He. He's Kinda peerless in terms of playing guitar around town man, he's A. He totted which McCall. Kappa for a long time. Really. Yeah. Member when he got, he got beat up in the alley. That once I remember that when that lakes, they couldn't figure out who did it. It was like a big news story years ago. He was just like walking him. Yeah, and he he was like within an inch of his life, but he bounced back and making great music and You know it's a footnote in his life. He probably doesn't love reliving that, but yeah. That was crazy story back then, but man. He's always been the nicest guy in. Greatest musician. He really easy to work with so I always look forward to making sure people know about when he's got new music, so go check that one. Yeah me bouncing around here. Sort of Move with the music. He I mean everything he plays with those guys that do Play down at Nola all the time. And like they were just phenomenal, and they do all kinds of New Orleans stuff that just bad ass. He can do it all right, so check that out and listen to whatever music you can all day today. Getting. Ready for your buck goes start. Have a nice summertime weekend. I site for baseball I. don't care about the crowd. Not being there I was wondering for the radio broadcasts across the League if they were going to enhance the sound like they were trying to for television like. Is it going to be a separate thing or is it only whatever happens in the stadium? I believe it's the second thing I noticed. Just I really didn't notice it last night. With watching the, Yankees game maybe I'll so riveted on watching Garrett Cole but when the pirates late in Cleveland, one of those exhibition games. For Ever Cleveland. Set that guy sitting up in left field under the scoreboard banging the drum. beating. I could hear that going on during the pirates Indians game. I think it's going to be ambient to supposed to. Prosper I think to. Well, that's eight fifteen tonight. Good deal. Thanks Sean Collier for joining us with move us today, also thanks to Kingere Rob Gang from eighteenth sports, net and Jimmy Adler. That's it for US Michelle is coming up next. Everybody have a great week. Bill and I are both going to be off next week. But The show goes on and Michael. Have all kinds of bucks a for you? Thank you. Get serious, too. Oh yeah all. Wear masks so we can keep this going. People have a great again talked to DB. Finish you. Stay classy Pittsburgh. Don't touch your face. Now, you gotTa Call Me. 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Starting 9 Episode #102 - Gio Urshela

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Starting 9 Episode #102 - Gio Urshela

"Back to starting nine oh, so one o two by radar readings corrobos. Yeah. Sure. If you, if you literally juice them as much as fucking Brady Anderson in the nineties, I went and got my car wash this morning on on the freeway. I was going really fast. Got it. Got it. Got it. Got it got it. We have we actually had a great pre show, appreciate that are better than an actual shows. Production meetings. Right. Is that what we call? Yeah. A lot of lot of interesting shit happening in baseball this week. Or just the last time that we met each other one of them, obviously the biggest story had nothing to do with baseball whatsoever. But had to do with one of the most important figures in our game over the last two decades, plus period. David ortiz. This. This is one of those things and you guys know because you're always falling baseball news. And in obviously, when you have these Latino players that go home to, to their native countries. And sometimes there's news that comes out of there that it's just like, well that was completely inaccurate that just never even happened at all. Or sometimes there's a little bit of truth to this, but not exactly how it was originally reported. So I was I was at this past week. I'm on the train back from Boston to New York, and there's no internet whatsoever on the train. So I got off the train immediately, Bing, Bing Mingming being bunch of text messages. You'll be like Jeb, you've seen this, and it was a it was like a random Instagram posts from some random dude that it was in Spanish is in those. Yeah. The strands translates David Ortiz got shot in the Dominican. It's like I mean, that's probably not true. Like it's either a different David Ortiz, or it's made up bullshit, like there's no way, right? So then, you know, we get in a cab line. And Nate text me, he's like, do you want me to join a blog this for you? And I was like, no dude, like it's just like some fucking rent random Instagram post like we're not got, like, why would you blog something that we have no idea if this is true or not, especially something like that? So then it kinda gets put out there by a reputable news source in the Dominican and I was like, all right. Well, I still don't believe this is true, but we have to acknowledge it now because it's being reported by one of the biggest news sources in the Dominican. Yeah. It's blue checkmark. Almost a million followers on Twitter. This is out there, people are going to be talking about it. My first sense in the blog was, I don't know what the fuck to say. Like, I don't know what to say, like I don't want to start cutting, your fucking heart seeps, man. Are you serious will? Yeah. But at that time. I still don't know if this is true or not like do, do I this as fact in react as if it's a reality or like at this point is I'm still in denial and I'm still in the mindset of like I don't even know if this is true. So I can't go all in on my reaction. If I don't even know what the fuck is going on. We acknowledge it, and then it just starts coming out. There's more news originally he shot in the leg. Then it's shot in the back through the abdomen. And he's in surgery. And it's just like holy fucking shit. Yeah, it just all started to stimuli caught wind of it. And I'm seeing. All right. Dudes been shot in the leg and like what robbery like I just instantly myself who the fuck do you think you who whose whose robbing David Ortiz right anywhere anywhere and thinking they're getting away with that, if the Dominican Republic, and then I'm thinking to myself, hold on. Because like on the bottom line of the ticker of the program that I was watching it says at an amusement. Center. So I'm like excuse me at an amusement center, you robbed at David Ortiz. While he's standing in light of the fuck and teacups with his family where like is this some like knockoff Disneyland type shit? Is this what, what is this? Like you said all these reports coming out, you're just going, there's no fucking way. But to your point, the reputable outlets are carrying the story. So then I'm like you know what man, please? Don't be true this. So that's why I was like you know what? This is probably true. He probably did get shot. But to what extent how why I have no idea. But I just never sat well, with me the idea, but being a robbery from jump street. Yeah. No. I mean like we've heard stuff like that. The your Donovan Taurus story like when he gets or accident and people like, yeah, like he was still alive and people just like looted is his car. That story ended up not even being true sound like I don't know how how to trust these stories these reporters that coming out of the Dominican, but fight Oberg actually had the line of. Of, of the entire story. He said. Shooting. David Ortiz in Dominican Republic is like shooting God in heaven like you how the fuck that when he gets taken to a hospital. It's like you're probably taking David Ortiz to a hospital that, that mother fucker built. And if it wasn't him it was Pedro, like those guys have spent so much money trying to rebuild this country help all these people most of them who they don't even know. And it just speaks the type of guy that David Ortiz is because he was in such a vulnerable position because that's just David Ortiz just sitting in the middle of the bar like he was just hanging out with, like, there's no security around him. He wasn't in a VIP section. You're just sitting in the middle of the bar. It's like this puts, I hope can put into perspective, the mindset that athletes, have these days. So as a fan, don't you wounded when the autograph doesn't get signed initially or there, some hesitation to take the picture because athletes are mulling that very decision over every time they step out the door and maybe not every athlete is on the status of David. Ts in the Dominican Republic. We understand that much. But to your point Buffy is a man of the people. So for him to carry the weight, he does for him to be of the status. He is. It just doesn't ring the same bell doesn't sound or feel the same. It doesn't carry the same genuineness if he's shaking your hand with five armed guards behind him and signing autographs and with armed guards. He knows that the perception is very different. The feeling is very different. He's not here for that. He's here to show you just like you said, I am as vulnerable as you I came from the streets, just like you did, and I will be here to help you every step along the way. And if that means sitting down and having a beer in a bar with my friends over the with the nets what I'm gonna do because that's who I am. That's who I am. And it's unfortunate that somebody found this as an opportunity, for whatever reason, there's a lot of there's a lot of rumors going around, but for whatever reason this individual put themselves. Position to say you know what I'm going to pull this trigger here today at this, this just came in from Marley Rivera from yes. PIN Ortiz is expected to be closely monitored for the next twenty four to forty eight hours, visits will be very limited during that period. Doctors have said that they expect a full recovery. Teases also been alert and talk to his family and even quote flash. That smile that's the latest update. So a full recovery. I mean when, when we're going from that tweet that went around late Sunday night, where he was essentially saying, don't let me die to now. We're expecting a full recovery. I, I went from there's no way that this actually happened to holy shit. We might be losing David Ortiz to full recovery. They transported him from the Dominican Republic to Mass General hospital in Boston last night. But yeah I mean like this guy is larger than life like right now. I mean like how many discussions that we had about, like marketing stars in baseball, and the, the, the Q ratings accu- scores of, of these stars in, in major league baseball day, and how do they compare to guys in the NBA and the NFL David Ortiz was a superstar like he they do skits about him on Saturday Night, Live, how many how many skits could how many how many baseball players could you impersonate on Saturday Night Live and everyone in the audience knows who you're talking about like that just doesn't happen today? So this is a guy that I mean he is helped so many people, and he like the thing that Pedro did actually J. Hey, can we rip some of that audio from MLB network and drop it a year, Pedro talking about David Ortiz? I'm hanging in there. If there's something that I must say about David David being strong how to person. Someone that's used of perseverance of great role model to society baseball. In general, the human being a great father. I don't have enough wards still describe how, you know, David is what, what they've been means to, to baseball, but I'm so disappointed to know that someone like David who saved. So many lives can have someone after his life. And I'm sorry, I get. I'm sorry. But. It hurts. To me. Got saves lives and. I'm sorry. Rich level that everybody that works everybody that, that goes out there, every day, once the rich, whoever works. Whoever gets to. Two. Any job wants to get to what David. To success in life to be a role model to be that person. Everybody wants to see once. Oh. And see someone just wanna think is live ways in such a collar way it bothers me. Bothers me, deeply, and I feel for David like a brother like family member like a co league teammate. My relationship, I know is beyond what everybody else gets. But. I guess I just can't take it and I'm here with you guys. And I'm trying to help fun. But my heart is with David with his family with everybody cares about David because just one color out there that wanted to do that, to someone that didn't deserve it. There's no place or space to, to have that against anybody lights, neither someone like David that's working so heart house worked. So how entire career to, to actually, you know, help so many other lives and, and serve as a role model. I'm sorry. But you don't have to politics. So that, right. There is all you need to know about the man. This is one of the closest people in the world to David Ortiz. You hear how important he is, you hero, specially as a person for people that just meet him for forty five seconds. This is a guy who knows him better than anyone. So obviously, great news that they're expecting a full recovery, but it's just it's fucking scary. And I don't I can't stand when people victim blame when, when people are like, why do they go back to these countries in the first place? Why is he there anyway? Like you're acting like he can't get shot in the United States. More people get shot here than anywhere else in the fucking world. So, you know it's, it's don't victim blame. Don't blame David Ortiz for going back to the Dominican Republic. And for whatever the rumors are for for motives in this situation. Yeah, my little bit concerned about Ortiz ever going back. There you bet your ass. I am. But if David Ortiz's speech after that Boston marathon bombing was any in any indication of how he's actually going to handle this void. He's not going to let that dictate how he lives his life. He's going to go back there. That's that's understood, I would caution probably myself, like, if I was somebody in a position to, to kind of give him the nuts and bolts. There are ways to make an impact in your neighborhood. There are ways to make an impact in your home without being present there on a regular basis. And I'm only speaking from experience. I didn't have an attempt on my life. The way that David Ortiz did I had an incident occur. Very similarly, though, again, nobody's shot me, that's not the case here at all. But there were some, some issues that happened between myself and the actual police force governing our city and that actually is something that led to me saying, you know, what I, I realized right now, just how unsafe this place is I need to get my family out of here. There's able being shot across the street from my home. So I my grandma lives there now I don't like grandma does she needs to get the fuck out so you, do you make your moves you pull people out of there. But you make sure that the folks that are still there that you love and care for our protected. You make sure that they're helped. And there's no doubt that poppy has the ability to do that. So finding out and feeling just how important you are. Two people at times can be that awakening that you need to realize, you know what? Okay. I don't have to be physically present here in the way that I want to, to prove my point to show how much I care, there are other ways, I can work in the shadows behind the curtains that nobody has to see as long as I know that things are getting taken care of. That's all I really need. And I know that poppy feels that same exact way. So I hope not only for his safety for his family, safety, and for everybody who relies on him for the smile not for the financial aspect, but for the smile because that smile that, that feeling that he loves them that probably goes a long way for those people, and that's available to them. And I would love for them to have him in their life a lot longer as opposed to him just trying to really make a stand. In his country to prove a point you know, because I think the point that's been proven here is it's very clear. They don't give a fuck who you are. They will come. They will come. Yep. So that's that on our tease, obviously a scary situation and shit like this happens way, more than it should especially for major leaguers, going back to their home countries. But again, like you can't deter these guys from going home. They're just gonna do it. You know that they know the dangers to help because if he's not gonna help who else and that their mindset if it ain't me who wills, right? One hundred percent. Gonna go to Baltimore this weekend. Dallas was going to go, but I'm not. Yeah. It's going to go to Baltimore decided against sending I'm going to go home and get some get some tattoos when we get something for you. We actually we were going to get tattoo. We're going to get a tattoo together Dallas. Yes, I told you I'm actually in the process of designing the sleeve right now. Are you I am? That's what I'm doing. I'm finishing my sleeve. Oh, nice. I'm just starting my William, I guess you could say just starting that shit on my arm. But the, the project itself Dallas, and I when we were down spring training, we were going to get we're going to get couples tattoos. Yes. That's still. It's still happening, that's still happening. But we have to do it together. Can't just. Get mine, you get yours. That's just not going to happen. Buying tickets can be complicated and confusing. But there are simpler. 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I mean, the third is quite the class this year. Chapman, you're starting ale. Third base. I'd say I'd have to look at the updated numbers, but I would say Alex bregman, probably get a. A little bit of a case to be there as well. What's, what's on fucking Denver's what's going over nineteen right now? I was bro. I was really like I can't I obviously can't voice this, too often. I really like watching him play because there's a level of there's a combination of a level of I'm not really sure what to do here. But I'm really but I'm really good at what I do and it look really cool at the end. So here I am. And it's like some of the Haxhi takes against left handed pitching. I'm just like what the fuck are you to God that really fucking hard? So I really I really liked the kid's game. I like watching them play. Fence has improved exponentially on, on, like, I don't know why I thought this or why I think this. But unlike you know what I honestly feel like if his defense continues to make strides and can close the gap in between the like the production, the hitter Misra like he could. He could start to pana- as a fuck in toot. Right do because he's fucking twelve. I know that's why the that's what everyone forgets is people are like, oh well, he's been in the league since twenty seventeen and his defense is this, and that everyone forgets, he's fucking just turned thirteen years if he if he gets to a point where got some, some dirt under spikes for a few years, there's no reasonable and then BELTRAN BELTRAN was always the comp. I think bell trae. I think he'd be like thirty hours as rookie or something like that. Many becomes a gold glove. Hall of fame basement is getting fucking number retired by the Rangers, by the way show beltway. So this is where bell trades, if you've ever watched some highlights him, you see him coming like feel balls and then just come to an abrupt. Stop. Yeah. Because early on, he would have trouble kind of like setting himself, or throwing or throwing with any sort of fluidity like he throw on the run make a bare hand in like fall down and bro. But it was at inbetween had trouble. So you would see him just kind of feel it. Plant himself and make that strong ask throw. I mean everyone forgets Adrian belt trae does not wear a Cup. But just looks like he does. That's right. Dallas Heikal has a job. Yeah. He's employed. What do you have some innings for? Was it the triple a affiliates? Gwinnett the graves. Yeah. Yeah. Seven shutout for Dallas ankle? I didn't see anything about the velocity of you guys anything Vaasie, because I know that, that was an issue with some of the scouts checking them out what mid up rates, right? Yeah. That's, that's what it was from like the scouts that went to go see him before he signed. But yeah I mean seven shout in it because that, hey, Dallas. That's pretty good. You'll give up any runs over seven innings. I'll give that. A thumbs up gets it done. I would be far more concerned with how those innings looked how he got there as opposed to just the autopsy. Right. The autopsy says it went great. Well, let's play back. The video, and that is, you know. All right. He was getting ahead of guys. He didn't have any three ball counts. A lot of week contact how many ground balls. I mean, those are things that you start to take a look at, when you're gauging where he's at in terms of feel obviously today is the biggest question or the today can answer the biggest question, which is how does he feel now because this is the first since of real competition since he's since he's gone through all this shit. And how does the body feel today because that was the most he's gotten after it heated competition. Adrenalin go-. And those are the things you concerned with so moving on from today because of the work. He's been putting in during this time they think what one more start and he's ready to roll. That. And it's like they could faulty faulty hasn't been great this year, Gaza. I mean what the fuck ause me I love Guzman. And what was it twenty twenty sixteen Guzman was the guy that I was like, hey, look out for this dude, he can easily become. I, I don't even know what the cop was at the time, but I thought he was going to be a stud, and twenty also this. I believe there are individuals who can handle the up and down up and down the switching of roles and shit like that. There's, there's guys can handle that. And there's guys that can't and I mean mentally in, you got to be able to find a routine you gotta be able to find a way to grind your ax day in and day out that get you comfortable and get you ready to go down and chop trees. Well they had them in the bullpen. They had him starting sin up and down pitch down, blah, blah, blah. There was a lot of I don't know if it's mishandling, there was a lot of funneling of Kevin costn- early in his career that I don't think ever really allowed him. To settle into who he is settled into his stuff. So I think now adding, and I said, this, the minute came across. And I think we talked about this before him who can be represent for this Atlanta Braves rotation or some of the arms there. This is now a pretty solid sounding board. If you're left handed in the Braves organization, all the freed all nuke probably a good guy to talk some shop with also allows a Goss Mun, or a faulty to take a breather take a step back. Let's enter taint going down to the bullpen. But let's entertain stepping on the gas and maximizing every bit of what you have in there. I'm not looking for you to pace yourself out over the course of nine outs. I need three to five from you. And here's how I wanna get them with you doing everything you do well in a small amount of time. How's that sound, you're not gonna walk for guys? Why? Because I'm not going to give you the fucking opportunity to you're gonna punch out two of them and get a fly ball. And if it looks good if the match ups their next inning, you're going to get us that first guy and from there, we've got matchups. How's that sound have that conversation with those guys and allow them to kind of take some pressure off themselves because look, there's a lot of pressure when we're talking about this division where things are going? It's kind of been handed to you or has it via the collapse of the nationals. The Phillies have said, hey, book them, we're coming here. We'll take charge. That's fine. We'll be the lead dog. So if you're the Atlanta Braves you really have to. Really have to see how this can help you moving for the have the Atlanta Braves announcer. The odd man is yeah. It's gotta be Godman. I mean his his last good. Three starts eight and a third innings twenty five hits Jesus Christ and nineteen runs. Oh my God. That's literally three hits and inning. Oh my God. So it's not even a question. Holy shit. Okay. Yeah. Thanks, which is weird because he was he was good for them last year when he came over from Baltimore. I don't know what has been different for him this year. But when he came, I thought it was the I thought Guzman after watching him in twenty sixteen was one of the. Better. Change of scenery candidates at the trade deadline. He goes to Atlanta sub three ER. And now to see what he's done. This year is almost like you're searching for an excuse for the guy like as he hurt like, I don't know what the fuck is going on with him. But it's an easy when you have a Julio Theron who hasn't been what I think Braves fans thought he was going to become but still a very serviceable pitcher in this league and Fulton Fulton last time out, look pretty good, right? Better. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's, that's a pretty good Braves rotation and then was it? Sirocco scirocco. He's been fucking. Awesome is been nails. Nels. So if you if you kind of have it's certainly we're not gonna exaggerate and call it some sort of three headed four headed monster. Especially if faulty gets going. That is a very strong rotation. But there's a lot of factors in play. There's a lot of what if you need guys to play to the back of the baseball card you do that? You have a rotation. That's pretty damn good. In the National League. Yeah. I like kaikal a tear on who's getting it done a free getting it done a sirocco, who is, who is just really putting everybody to Shays owning the world right now. And a key to come in and be impactful, you got a pretty good Turner. You've got a pretty good rotation because you just don't know. I guess what you're going to get out of a faulty from time to time. And that can create some, you know, not sure. I just believe adding Heikal gives these guys a little more room to breathe. And I think that can I think that can just I think that can make an impact for guys taking a little mental pressure off of them share because you're getting an innings guy. I mean it's not like he's just an innings eater because I feel like that almost downplays what he can still bring to the table. Very good pitcher, Dargin pitcher, not you're not bringing yes he has on his on his shelf. You're not exactly bringing in an ace, but you're bringing in a guy who's going to take the ball and more often than not he's getting to the seventh inning. That's, that's what he does. That's what he's done multiple times, obviously, you're not getting two hundred innings from him having missed the first two months of the season. But I guarantee you, if you extrapolate his numbers over the whole season, he's a guy for sure. And that's, that's what you're looking for. You're looking for guys to be able to because it again as we start to get closer. You know how you start to look for bullpen arms towards the towards the push because you feel like all right? Get these guys in. Get them used to be used in this. Bullpen get them used to being used in a role and now we can role for the postseason. You might start trying to identify starters to help you through that push to preserve -able pin that, you know, you're going to be relying upon heavily because as of as of now the push can be helped by starters going deep into games to preserve the bullpen that you are going to be leaning on heavily come time come those levered situations because once September comes what's that calendar turns just timber, all of a sudden these leverage situations start to feel a little differently, those at bats that focus talk about that postseason focus now that cone starts to really narrow the attention really starts to spike that starts to happen as it gets closer. Those racist tighten those stand. Things become clouded, or the really start to separate. However, you're looking at it starting pitching can once again, become the boon that everybody has just kind of for some reason, been okay. Without having oh, we got a great bullpen fuck it. Well, that's coming back. I think a lot sooner than people thought to bite people in the ass. Yeah. So dimicco her mon- goes in the aisle for the Yankees. He has wanna play a game. Would he got? I like to win games. Let's play name a Yankee regular who hasn't gone on the injured list this year. Jay J hap is one I'm going to go with Luke Voight Luke boy is that because he almost eight you in the office the other day, I pretty I, I got in his head so bad. I came the first thing I said was that a shoe game was wack? Is that because is that because that's where your is started on him? And then they had to work their way all the way up that's that's called size and somebody up douse. Okay. We'll talk about that later with the Josh Donaldson incident. But that's called somebody up, and it's it's my intimidation factor. And it definitely worked Luke Voight Brett Gardner on I o this year. I think did right labor. Right. Gleyber has not gone on library. Yeah. I think that's it. And because geo doesn't count. He's. He's shatman. That's Clint Frazier, Aaron Hicks DJ, la- make you hurt wasn't. I thought I thought was her. No, yeah. Pretty sure he was banged up. Damn could be way off the Aachen team. It's crazy. What they've been able to do honestly. You're safe just saying, yeah, he was hurt de for. I mean, they there there's literally a quote from Clint Frazier in, I don't know, if it was late, April or early may he like went in hard at second base and jammed his ankle or something and needed to go on the injured list. And he was like I mean like we have too many guys that are hurt right now. And if I go down who's playing right field you. It's, it's crazy. What they've had deal with and what they've been able to overcome and. Yeah. I mean, I, I have nothing but respect for this Yankee team do because it's you know they could easily just be making excuses and saying, well, look, I mean, like, what, what do you expect and the answer that question because our member, there are some Red Sox teams that fucking pissed and moan about the schedule go the schedule we play so many loots on during the games because everyone will to watchos shut the fuck up like you get paid dollars like I don't I don't get fuck about the schedule in the travel and. Sitter son of a bitch. We don't play on west. Call seven idea what we have to deal. Allison still Alice appearance on Sunday night. Baseball was his ESPN employees. Play zero eight o'clock on a Sunday night, zero book travel the Oakland as you said to deal with. Yeah. I mean like you guys dealing with Japan is different. You guys play the cost him is different. We just played three games in Anaheim at seven o'clock, okay? Seven o'clock game in Anaheim after the ballgame have to get on an airplane and go to fucking Texas. So you'll land in Texas like six thirty in the morning. And go play fucking ball game. That's fun. Then a double header two games on Saturday back toback boom Sunday, extra innings. And then how about this, the fucking staircase? The staircase that you get on to get on your airplane that got loose at the airport and rent into the wing of the plane of the Oakland Athletics. So the Oakland Athletics to turn around and go back to the Texas Rangers clubhouse hang out for three and a half four and a half hours until they get another plane from California all the way to fuck in Texas. So they could get on that plane and flight at Tampa fucking, Florida, sounds outstanding and that weekly as rant for no reason was brought to you by shifted a Hoy. Bullshit to Mingo her mind, last three start something clearly up twenty one hits allowed in fourteen in two thirds seven of those were home runs. So seven homers and fourteen in two-thirds innings. He allowed five homers in fifty five and a third prior to that. Look, I'll tell you right now, contrary to popular belief if you don't have your lower half, you're really not fucking anybody. But yourself and that's exactly what happened here. Demille her hormone banged up left hip flexor. He can't plant e can't create a frontside to throw against that's tough tread. So hats off to mingle for trying to battle through because, you know, that's exactly where his mind is right now, kind of like Clint Frazier. I can't afford to be hurt. This team can't afford for me to go. Well, you push push push you try to battle through you try to be the hero and, you know this plays out one or two way. As you're able to grind through it. And maybe we can look back at this portion of the season and see these numbers and chalk it up to that. Or you put yourself in a position where you're hurt. Now you're hurting the team moving forward. So it's always a tough roll the dice to make if you're Domingo's you understand where he's coming from again he's being relied upon no room to go down. But if you're the Yankees, you're going when does it fucking stop? It doesn't sure. That doesn't but the counter that apparently doesn't matter. They just keep finding ways to win incredible. They keep finding ways to win. Yeah. And actually, I've, I've given the Yankees enough credit, I think for one podcast, but I would also like to throw my take out there that I believe the Tampa Bay rays are the better team. Better teams better overall team. I, I don't I don't believe you're saying that and believing I am look at the undifferentiated as kind of like not even close. I get it for right now. It's tough. It's tough to assess this teen. Go this one. Yeah. I was saying we we don't know who the Yankees are because the Yankees having played a game yet, the season. And so, for right now for what this club is doing what the Yankees are doing. Call the raise the better team that's fine. But the Yankees are playing really, really, really, really, really good baseball, as even patchwork group, should they become the New York Yankees, and be a healthy New York Yankees that a lot of people thought they were now, I think that assessment could very well change, and it could change over the course of a week. But as I mean, as of right now, look what the razor doing, there's no arguing with that. What Ryan standings on pace to start fucking seventy eight games or? It's, it's great. It's all coming in to. It's all coming together for the rays in terms of their approach their personnel maximizing productivity from every space available. That's who the raise all right now. Yeah. Austin meadows just further drilling it to the Pittsburgh Pirates you dumb fuckers even without glass. Now, just the idea that Austin meadows was a piece for Chris Archer. And by the way, Dallas, the Pittsburgh Pirates thoughts on the rotation. I feel like Joe must grove got hosed is our is that we're talking about. It's got to be what you're talking, but we'll get into that, right? The get into that. We'll get into that Robinson can know is on the injured list with a quad injury. Can we I don't here's the thing because I have to I have to do radio with Kevin every fucking day. And he wants to come at B dubs on a daily basis. I've done my absolute best not to defend what he's done to this point. But more so. Letting it breeze and being like all right. Well, he hasn't even had a trade deadline, yet, it's more like give them a little bit more time. But how would you grade? What BVD dubs has done to this point having seen, like, Edwin d as being a not a disaster. But nowhere close to what Mets fans expected the clothes that they were getting. No, I'm not saying that, but we'll yet I believe in player accountability, if it's the same thing when the Red Sox traded for fucking tile thornburg. He was nails for the brewers the year before he came. He's been three years of absolute trash, like okay like the executive who makes the deal has to assume some responsibility. But it's it's mostly on the player for not performing. But if you're if you're Diaz. Is this like what, what happened to this guy, and I know that we're supposed to be talking about Robinson can hear what you expect. Would you expect from a guy that's coming off a PD suspension? He's on is on the back nine halfway through the back nine of his career. Anything you got from him with sort of a bonus. You basically assumed the money on his deal to get Edwin d as but I just come back to this question. How, how would you grade? BV dubs to this point prior to his his first deadline. How'd you how would you grade what he's done for this team? What will what in essence, I guess would one expect him to do aside from what he has done open to this point? Sure pre right? Pre deadline. So are you looking like, are you angry that he hasn't made a ton of moves up to this point in time during the season? Like that's where as a Mets fan, I guess I don't understand. Where you're anxious coming from your anxious coming from a team not performing well, and you're looking to place it on somebody knew who you just haven't been able to place it on before you're angry with the ownership. That's fine. They've given you a new stool pigeon, in your mind. So now that's what you want to tack. I mean, I understand it all, but it doesn't make much sense when I think about where this organization is where they're trying to get Brody trying to do everything he can to get them there. There's things that have to be done in order to make that happen in order to make that feasible. I mean, here's I think the problem is that like, yeah some of this stuff needs to breathe a little bit. He hasn't had a trade deadline. I don't know what they expect in season. But if you look at the moves made to set this team up as a nominal contender to enter the year like they have actually they have fallen flat. The idea with the moves that they made the free agent signings. And the trades was that it was pushing a team that was ready to win now even further into the win that, like these, these moves are not like they're really not, let's let them for meant in. See what becomes of them like they're supposed to be helping right now. Like, Edwin d as I think we're overstating like his decline, you he was other worldly last year. He's been an effective reliever this year. But juries familia canot Justin Wilson Lowry. And to some extent Wilson romo's like they've been an underwhelming offseason crop to begin with. And the fact that the team not only had to take on money to make these deals happen, but also trade probably their best prospect to make it happen under the guise that they were ready to win. Now I can see why that's frustrating. Sure. Absolutely frustrating whose full though, whose fault though, is it because it's frustrating is it Brody van wagons for not performing because he didn't pitch, well, no but brody's fault because he's on the I L with, with a bad quad, and, you know, all that money is no, but it is it is to some degree his fault in investing in a thirty six year old second baseman, who's functionally a D H in many ways now and in order to like to acquire a closer and I get canot was not the centerpiece of the deal. He was a guy you sort of had to take to facilitate the deal. Right. But like Edwin is supposed to be the finishing touch on a roster. And I think it's clear right now that he overestimated how ready to win this team was and sacrificed future to put this team in. And now it's stuck maybe I don't eat, nobody even knows what this team's trajectory is now because I mean, let's say this pitch. Ching staff gets off to a little bit better start than expected or than what they did. Are you asking these steamed yet? Yes. Because I think what's what has been frustrating on the pitching side. You can also say exactly zero people expected, pita Lonzo to be this good this fast, no zero people. Well, I don't know. No. He was gonna have a thousand with no one, no one thought that he was going to be on pace for fifty plus homers in his rookie year. But I I remember at the beginning of the year before the season started. There was a lot of Lonzo talk when we were doing because he was rookie. That was going to probably get playing time point is, is that if you wanna say that degrom, and Syndergaard have been on the disappointing to scales of disappointing which is true. Then I think you also have to acknowledge that they've gotten more out of some key offense of players than they could've ever hoped to have achieved. I guess my point was the guy's, you've depended on the syndergaards the Wheeler the like. Those guys weren't there early. So that kind of a lousy the magnifying glass to shift over and on top of some of these other areas, because it's just not working out. Well, those ball games are being pitched. Well, if those ball games are being one because the guys you've just inherently been depending upon are happening if those if those performances are coming. I don't know that you have this same out. I don't know. I don't know folks have this same Kilby dubs outlet. Guess but I just I just don't see this is like a broke wrong for B Dubbs. And so, like it like what, what you're seeing on Jason Vargas, has a three point five ERA in forty five innings like give me a fucking break. Nobody. They wanted to run that dude out of town in the first two weeks and he's been like their second. Maybe they're their second best starting pitcher to grounds. He hasn't been one of the best meal. Jeff MS Neal is hitting three thirty five with a four eleven on base percentage in two hundred nine plate up here. So is it this, how this happens like? So why isn't Brody bandwagon getting credit for keeping barges? Why isn't Brodie van wagon getting credit for keeping guys like that in agree with you, like he's not going to get that? And I'm not arguing. I'm not I'm not asking you to give him that credit. I'm just saying. If you take two seconds to step back, doesn't it make sense to go away? That's right. We're not giving him credit for ARGUS success. We're not giving him credit for other successes up and down. Like he's not. He's not throwing and soft toss. Agip mcneil. We're not giving him that credit but we're gonna crush him for all these other things. It's like pick your poison which side of the sore. Do you wanna fall on? I mean, they should have ARGUS had a had a fourteen Twenty-one Yara through his first three starts. Everyone wanted him a rocket ship to the moon over his last seven starts. He has a one eight five ERA. I mean Jeff MC? Jeff McNeil was already in the organization before this guy showed up, so no, I'm not giving him any credit for Jeff McNeil playing well, Jeff McNeil hit three twenty nine three eighty one four seventy one last season case. So then let's not crucify BV dubs for Edwin being a cervical reliever. Instead of the guy he was and let's not let's not paid a price that was not. That was not consummate with a serviceable reliever. You pay differ. If he would have been performing up into this point, how he was last year up into this point. You're not saying that that's what I'm saying. He paid a price for last year's Edwin, Edwin as he didn't pay this versions price. Yeah. No, that's why I'm criticizing the move because it was under to some degree. It was under the premise that Diaz would be at or near his twenty eighteen level. That's why you took on Kono's contract. That's why you like the guy they gave away in that trade has been more productive. Than Robinson canot in Jabe, Bruce, and I just don't know. I don't know where BV dubs falls on that sort as opposed to Edwin. I know what you're saying. He made that deal Dallas. And I'm saying I get any made the deal based on who that guy was so who are we blaming now for that guy, not being who that guy lump Laming? I'm blaming the GM who thinks that relief reliever performance is going to be a stable thing and something to build a fucking team offseason around. That's blaming. Well, they needed a guy. No, apparently they didn't apparently they needed, like a guy to log two hundred fucking inning signed Dallas, Kyko one time they need that guy too. What's next? Let's next. I. Shoutout to me. I was at the gym. I work out last week as at the gym, and this dude, walks up to me and shows me as phone, and he's listening to starting nine at the gym, and he was, like he's like, dude, love the show. But you guys got to talk about the Mets more. And I was like, sure. Sure he was. Here you go. Your use got yourself a spotter with this podcast. As we mentioned earlier GIO, or shelhah is our guest this week of the New York Yankees, don't say that I'm not an unbiased national baseball journalists. That is completely false as a fabricated internet. Rumor I sat down with the Yankees third baseman here in New York City, and we discussed a slew of topics. And by the way, I found this after the interview because he interviewed with hubs, and Tommy smokes, I of the short bus, and he said, he said that he told GIO or shelhah to only give me one word answers. So the first question I haven't listened to it back yet, but he said. My whole thing was, like, all right. You were in Cleveland you're in Toronto, and then now you're at the Yankees. And you just came out of nowhere like where did you come from? And then he just said Columbia. Like no, like you know that's three. Said they told him to just give me one word answer. So it took a little wild for him to warm up to me. But when he did we, we had a great conversation, so here, it is GIO or shell New York Yankees. All right. We're here with GIO or shell of the New York Yankees, and the first question that I have for you is where did you come from because I know where you can't for you Blue Jays Cleveland Indians. I know that you are international free agent, but where did this come from the gum from Columbia, Columbia barn on raising Columbia? And so when you were when you were because obviously, you didn't have a draft experience. You're, you're signed as an international free agent. How old were you when you're assigned as an International Asia? Let's seventeen the half July two thousand I Columbia. So when, when you were in Columbia, like growing up there, who were some of your idols, who are the guys that you looked up to and said, you know, someday, I wanna be like that guy. I mean before I sign like I used to wash the Orlando career job covered Ed got into you. Bunch of Red Sox. And then now when I wash more like rotary gays out. I always was like that, where he played. Yeah. Have you gotten the chance to day? Rod, I with him against him in two thousand fifteen. Yeah. Yeah, I was with the Indians, but now now that you're in, like the Yankee fraternity, have you gotten the chance to have conversations about baseball with Iran? Non not, not yet not yet we're gonna have to. We're gonna have to link that up. Yeah. He's especially you know if you're sharing the same position here. So when you come into the twenty nineteen season. Well, actually, before we get to that you were designated for assignment when you get that phone call presumably from your agent, what type of emotions are going through your head. Like you're not thinking like, oh, this is it. This is over for me. What did you think was the next step? I what did that? Motivate you where you discourage where you upset. Yeah. For sure listening. You're like that's going to be on the opportunity for me. I think the that's why here I know that goes, I never give pulled my head down. Always trying to give my focus in this game. I think that, that motivated, but money, baited me me to, to work hard that I used to work on. That's why here so when you when you get a call from the Yankees, I mean you know, growing up in Columbia, you know, that there are these teams where it's like, you know, because in the Dominican Republic, all you see is Red Sox and Yankees. That's all you see. Yeah. So what's that? Like in Columbia are the Yankees like the most popular. I'm in Boston Yankees. Yeah they always like the team that most most famous right now. And probably like Larry America. Yeah. So, so when you get a call from the Yankees for the first time and they're interested in signing you like how, how excited, we're you get that phone call. I mean really excited for me for beyond the first thing when I say they. I almost sign we've their Yankee student that was doing Janke Sunday Indians. What made you lean towards the Indians? Probably money which, I mean, that's your first deal you always like to me to me. Good. I would to, again win to two for the tryouts all that stuff. Yeah, but I decided to that's why I decide for unions. So is there you know? You know, you're twenty seven. Yeah. So when you when you first got to the big leagues who was in the big leagues at that point where you kind of like grew up watching them, and it was like, oh, my God, I can't believe that this guy is like I get to play against this guy who is that for you. Besides a-rod Besigye, I think w OT's. Yeah. Yeah. No. Let's get good play with him them that year. And with Cleveland, I was with it. What year was that fifteen? Okay. Yeah. Yeah. That was a bad year for the Red Sox finishing last place that year that wasn't ideal. So now like you have the opportunity where you sign with the Yankees later down the road when you had the opportunity to before when you go into spring training. What are they telling you, because you can't assume obviously that McGill and Har is going to be out for the whole year? You don't know if there's a clear path for you to be an everyday player. So. What were they saying to you in spring to sort of give you the focus of? All right. Maybe I can win a job here. But maybe I can't because they're kinda set in the infield right now. What was that? I mean, I would the if something happened to probably going to get the shot to, to the big lead. I knew it probably gonna starting to, to play teen and see what's what's happened. I always like I always was ready trying to focus. That's what I did in spring training, try to the my base trying to show the people that can do in the big leagues. I mean like you're hitting three thirty right now. Something like that. So how have you prepared your body and your mind to be an everyday player? You're kind of just like, you know, age twenty seven is not in. That's not a stereotypical first season for a big leaguer, that's performing at that level. So how are you preparing yourself to be like? All right. Not only my playing every day. I'm playing for the New York Yankees. And I'm one of the best offense players on the team like how have you prepared yourself for that? I mean myself like like we've my guy with Jing every day, trying to, to, to prepare my body to prepare my mind every day every single day that I do in the stuff that's gonna help me that of the year. Tried to, to stay healthy the most potentate from me, stay healthy and then do my base in the in the field. Right. So you you're definitely like in on chartered waters being that they're just like. Okay. And Harz down for the year when because obviously you were playing every day up to the announcement that he was going to be out for the year. Did they come to you at any point? Like did did the news that and Harr was out for the year? Was that released publicly before it was made known to you, or did they come to you and say, hey, we're going to every day now. No, they never told me like play every day that just go there and play in gonna do my babe and playing. Gonna be a same way support my team. They, they do really good. And the team that giving the paternity to play and. Hell team win. So who? Who on the team, this year has sort of taken you under their wing and said, you know, I'm a veteran here. This is how we do it around here. This is what you need to basically, showed you the ropes who's been that guy for you. I mean. We all like. Twenty seven we know like, well while we have to do to have the team, Wayne. We always like always looking like everybody there. They, they person they player. Sorry we always tied to, to talk in the game and the clue house about to how we go now we in this game, we're gonna win the series. We how we gonna win the World Series. Yeah. But there's been no one guy that's been like. Hey GIO like this is how we do this do that. It's just been everybody. Everybody interesting. I heard that Brett Gardner is the funniest guy in the clubhouse can you confirm that or is there someone else to you? That's funny. Record. So like bread got is, is the man. Especially good is always like when he go to, to the gains, always fighting for that win. What I li- everybody like that. Every funds in the your that's one. Yeah. So I I was in the house last year for the play offs game for the division series. It was the loudest in most energy that I think I've ever felt in any stadium for any sporting event, ever. How do you stay focused when you're out there and I mean obviously it helps that they're on your side versus getting on you. If you're an opposing player, but even if they were on my side, how do you sort of block out the noise and just focus on your game? Because, you know, if you're playing in Cleveland, you're planning, Toronto, you're on the road, and some of these ballparks like Oakland, there's, like seventeen people there. Hot. He go into Yankee Stadium with a packed house and just zone out the rowdiness of the crowd for me I had twenty to play in the playoff two thousand seventeen. For beyond that. I like to innings those that I can heat allowed the fans like after that you like you get used to, to that to that, that allow. Right. And then you feel like more controversial in the in the field on the death where where was the playoff game? Here. Okay. Yeah. As young so. Yeah. I mean, like if you if you've been on the opposite end of it, it's not fun. Yeah. 'cause I mean, I was it was the ninth inning Red Sox Yankees a mini stadium. It was deafening. And my palms were sweating. I was freaking out. My chest was pounding as I'm not even playing in the game. I couldn't even imagine standing out in the field being like please don't hit the ball. Please hit the ball me. Because if there's, you know, if there's anything in sports, that's magnified to that degree. It's Red Sox Yankees. And you've got to taste to that. It's coming again this weekend. So do you as a player, do you feel any difference at all? When it's Red Sox Yankees. I know there's a, definitely a different energy with the fans and the crowd. But to you as a player feel a difference when it's Red Sox. Feel any different IT the defined. They always there supporting the team they probably like they gave they get more crazy, when it's the I mean, the history of blessed read says big buffer me like pretty much the same if I'm playing for for other team. Yeah. Do you guys get sick of the whole like, oh, it's the rail riders not the Yankees that are playing this year. Like it's not the guys are supposed to be there. And you guys are in first place you're threatening for best record in the big leagues. At what point do you think people will just be like, all right? Like they might not be the intended players that we wanted. But these players are pretty damn good to you guys. Take offense to it. Does it motivate you? What's that process for sure there's motivation, the we got really good players. Everybody in the that glue house day. Always go to the field to, to get them win. They always fighting area near repeats. We always prepare for for everything those mater, like how many players we got into and you release? We always into the basin on thinking about over twenty years to us. It must be insane though, when it's just like another guy and then another guy, what point are you just numb to it? Where it's like, hey, you know, we just lost James Paxton or we lost CCC bath. Yeah. Or we lost Aaron judge and the list just keeps going on and on like Severino. Hasn't even thrown a pitch yet this year, and you guys are still in first place. There must be like it must go from deflating where it's like, oh, we lost another guy versus aren't we lost another guy, but we're still winning baseball games. We, it doesn't really like you must be numb to it at some point. Yeah. Yeah. The way the we. The way I play my stuff that way. Everybody prepare that his mind to, to to go there and win games. It's unbelievable. We do they do great job, trying to to give that abandoned abandoned to everybody to, to go. There doesn't matter who's who's in there and you release. We going there to fight every game. You're walk off against the Tampa Bay rays. Yankee Stadium gap shot over what was that cure Myers, head centerfield was that was that you're number one baseball moment for you ever. Yeah, that was my first walk off fun for the Yankees. And I mean at things the best one from me bagel ever. Yeah. After my first game, the bigly that, that was because you're for your first game in the big leagues I hit was basic but you also homered in your first major league. So how would you compare those two experiences? I'm in. For like every play as every heater. The always exciting for the first heat. And then. The data that yo is going to be good for wing games. And that was for that walk off or a wing game for this thing that we were fighting for the first place. Yeah. So, yeah. That that game that you took over first place. Rare, did you keep the baseball? Yeah. There you go. You go who has who has the ball for your first majorly hit, I had him home. Okay. Yeah. I yeah, he'd Homer, the same day. What did you have to give up to get the Homer? Nothing on back did it. Keep all your bats. Keep all the sign merge all that. So the last question that we ask all of our guests is. If you could go back in time to watch any moment in baseball history, live in person. You don't even have to be born what would that moment be? You can go back to whatever moment baseball history. You're in the seats in the stands, and you can watch it live. I wanna west that when to the. They put the games in black and white. One of the big seating watching all of those game. I'll cut who. Who would you go back to see? Babe ruth. Yeah. Yeah. Do you think do you think of Babe Ruth played today that he would be nearly as good? Probably going to be a little bit hard the way we play now. Right. I mean he's never seen a fastball over eighty eight miles an hour and his life. So there's going to be a different in theory. You could be better than Babe Ruth. And if I'm playing back if you played if you played in like nineteen eighteen you'd probably hit eighty four home runs. Jio or shell New York Yankees. Thank you so much. See we play nice Red Sox guys and Yankee guys. We complain nice. We have a conversation guessing. Thank you so much for coming on. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you to GO or shelhah for coming by the office sitting down at starting nine had a nice little chat. Like I said, it's a little while for him to warm up. And once he did it was a nice little conversation. I can play nice. I complain of the Yankees. It probably eats hubs up inside that anytime a Yankee comes to this office hubs. We'll just be like, hey, sir. Nice to meet you, sir. Then they come into debt me up the Yankees. Love the rocket. They love him. They can't they can't because they know it's like all right. If I play for the Yankees like this is just something then I'm gonna have to deal with. They accept it. And they, they know that's just part of the package. They talk about the bright lights of New York. I am the bright lights, Dallas. I am the bright lights that beaming that beaming glow. That shines down on New York Yankees players that heat that they feel when they play for the New York Yankees, you know, where that heat comes from it comes from the fuel at the bottom of every single rocket launch. That's where it comes from Dallas. I am the heat. Speaking of heat when it's sunny don't use shady race. Do I feel like? I feel like cubs might solve that common. Maybe didn't. But he would have if he would have had shady, raise on your right? Yeah, rob this, this independent sunglass company. They're not just some big corp-. 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People actually have tweeted me about this being like one shit once once a show. I'll complain about some aspect of this office, which, I love by the way have to preface that the internet here. Like I just connected to the internet on my phone. It actually makes your phone worse like I can't, like if you connect to the internet on your phone in the bar still office. It makes it so, like, jams your phone like you can't use anything. That's fun. Seems like a great place to get internet work done. Yeah. I mean it's not like it's an internet company or anything. Okay. The Phillies are experiencing a significant financial bump from Bryce hopper. You don't say it's almost like bringing in a megastar is good. Just from a business standpoint. A lot of people that are like, oh Bryce Harper. What's he up to? I haven't checked Bryce Harper's last time. I checked fucking to forty with eight hundred something opiates, but I think they were showing videos of the local news. He's hitting two, okay? Two fifty one eight twenty two. Yes. I don't hate that law strikeouts, though. But Bryce Harper is a guy that wants he joins your team your now on the radar. You're now a team that people are going to pay attention to even if you suck you're going to be playing Dallas Sunday night baseball games. People are going to wanna see your team play because of this one guy was there. Do you remember? Do you remember when the as signed USS but is? What like the media like how different the media presence was in Oakland. Prior to him being there. Yeah, it was roughly the same really. Yep. Wow. That's all because I guess, like there's is there. Like I feel like the Cuban, there's no like Cuban media outlets that, that fall around. You gotta remember like, like what happens in Cuba is, and this is this like, we talked about this, Ariel Prieto who I became close with because I spent a lot of time with talking to him. But. They incubus will not play the games that those Cuban players are playing in. So when the highlights come on TV that night, cesspit is went three for four with two jacks, and a double. You don't know that if you're watching that in Cuba, you hear nothing about what is did you watch the highlight of the one other run that was scored? And maybe some defensive highlights of some guys. And they tell you that the as one for two three you don't see shit that these guys do so like Alexi Ramirez shortstop for the White Sox back in the day, Jose Abreu, you these days like all these guys nano. No, that's not how this rolls that you don't hear shit about them. They're not sending people over to cover their countries. Great stars give me their fucking pissed. They're pissed that these dudes left to say God outta here. They're not trying to blow them up. They're not trying to pump pump there. At all. They're doing the exact opposite. They're cutting them down telling all the kids around how big of a mistake they made how treasonous and traders that action is, and don't be that guy. That's insane. Yeah. When people that's why I love. That's why I spent the time I did with cesspit as I spent the time I did with his translator. Ariel Prieto, who was a former Oakland himself is because I really want to understand because I understand Latin America understand the baseball and the culture. But the Cuban baseball in the Cuban culture was different than anything else. And so I really wanted to get a feel for that. And I did have gone over there. But yeah, there was it wasn't what you, it's not the Asian contingency because they're proud of their athletes for having been tapped on the shoulder and considered great enough to play in America. Whatever that means. Here they are. So they're like, yeah. Look, they made it out of our little pond. And they made it to the big leagues to major league baseball. That's where they wanted each row. That's where they wanted. No, that's where they wanted Matsui. And they and they were fucking loved because they're gods. God's they're, they're gods here. That's just not. Hell goes in Cuba. But two questions for you first since we're on cesspit cesspits. Have you don't say them out loud, obviously? But have you heard any rumors as to what exactly was behind this? Injury. Simply or no. Yeah. Okay. I don't know. Those are gonna make it out there but. Sitting play there and to this one's for both of you guys of. What type of financial slash attendants impact do you think, say in a crazy? Hypothetical alternate universe. Bryce Harper signs. With the Miami Marlins. Do you think that, that has any type of impact whatsoever? Nope. Because Bryce Harper is not emblematic of Miami right Miami's culture. What about like, if Manny Machado son there? I think there would be an uptick, and this is purely because of manny's. Latin background is Latin Latino culture. And, and this is me saying this based on the approach that the organization took very early on with Ozzy. Right. They felt like we've got a Latin manager, a strong Latin foundation on our on our roster. And we've got a strong Latin fan base that we feel like we should be catering to that we should be trying to do business four and with and that actually tasted good for a little bit. And then Ozzie win talked about how great of a human being Fidel Castro is, and that didn't really set well with a lot of folks down there, in Miami for, for reasons that are pretty understood. Bryce harper. More of a blue collar. Kind of like nitty gritty type, and I think that plays more to a city like Bill Adelphia who's very blue collar berry nitty gritty. So I think the melding of those two works, and I think that the melding of a Manny Machado in an area like Miami would work because many told you like there's some flair to his game, but he's also not going to be doing things assertain way as well. And, you know, when I think about big cities, I think about Miami, I think about New York, I think about LA I think about, like, I don't wanna say, get rich quick. But I think about folks trying to do as little as possible to get as much out of as little work as possible. That's not who Manny is. I'm saying, but manny's told you I'm not running out double plays. I'm not like he's he said that shit, right? That's pinon. That's telling you that so now he's good. So then if it's not Machado then there's no player in this game that could go to Miami and rejuvenate that fan base. I don't I don't think there is I really don't think ships sailed. It really has, like that's a place like Miami, like baseball in Florida, in general, as a draw as a professional sporting event is falling flat is frankly, like move the Marlins to fuck Portland. Oregon doesn't didn't the world baseball classic. Give you a tiny bit of hope, though, when when people were showing up and there's, there's baseball and I know that there's baseball fans in that area. So it's like I understand if you're if you're living in that area, there's really no allegiance to the Marlins. And it's even less now because you really need the fan base with what you've done since the Geeta regime has taken over. But I don't know. I, I haven't completely lost hope because of that world baseball classics like baseball fans are there. That's just up to you to figure out how the fuck to get them to care about your team, specifically think about the guys that were there. I mean they had the fucking im- VP in their organization. They had to him fee. P p and they couldn't get damn thing with it. They had junk whole Stanton or you kidding me. A guy a character, quite physically literally larger than life, and they couldn't figure out a way to get the fans excited about him. And whether you're going to tell me, well, you know, could be part of his performance. Look, if we're trying to identify somebody right now in our game that could go and save that organization. We, we are stumped there is nobody that you're going to take off of any team right now place in that organization on in that venue in that city and find a resurgence, it's not going to happen. No. That sucks, too, by the way. I mean that's just. There's a lot of passionate baseball fans down there. But I also just do not blame them for the way that they feel towards the Marlins in the organization. This incident with maximum. See and mass and Bumgarner was tremendous. I enjoyed every bit of it. I found it very without naming names, not gonna dime guys out, but I found it very interesting. Looking at my Twitter. Notifications and seeing which players in the league favored might tweet to agree with my stance that the whole Madison Bumgarner. Basically, the come at me, bro. But hold me back at the same time thing is such a fucking tired act and getting pissed off that that guy's show him up a little bit. And the other thing, too is pick your pick battles, dude. I mean like max Muncie. Didn't pimp it like he didn't like, right? You know, he didn't he didn't overdo it. Did you look at it? Yeah. It was there a little bit of about. Sure. But he hit in the fucking ocean dude. Like what do you expect bonds used to do that on the regular and I guess, like we're kind of, like looking at highlights of home runs there. Yeah. That must happen all the time. I think the last road player to hit a home run in there was maximum like two years ago. It's been a long time. It doesn't happen all the time. So to get all upset, especially at this point in. Munchies career. Where he's he's trying to branch out. He's trying to be like, hey look, you know, we got Bellinger, like we got these dudes that can mash, but guess what I can mash to, and I would like some credit here and I'm not like some punk that doesn't deserve the, the shine or the moment. Where it's, it's a -fensive to an ace where if I pimp it a little bit. So Muncie says after the game. Bumgarner said, don't watch the ball run. And I just told him if he doesn't want me to watch the ball. Go get it out of the ocean. Beautiful. What I what I wanna do is move beyond all of that, and get to the end where Madison Bumgarner sort of in his own kind of acknowledgement. Yeah. Says, you know what is just, you know, heated the moment type shit while I think we saw Madison Bumgarner grow a little bit that day. And I mean he's starting to realize, and I think he's, he's he's voiced it when he says, you know what I kinda wanna be I understand. I want to be okay with the whole just let the kids play thing, but. But I can't. Yeah. Can't it's just not me. And so that moment, what I think happens is he realizes look my act. If you will my, my displeasure with being showed up, and it's wearing on people. It's getting a little old in terms of the day and age were playing in right now. I'm having a tough time continuing to sell that because I know I'm not going to just punch max Muncie in the face before he gets the first base, I'm not going to do that. And I do kinda understand. You know, maybe I shouldn't be throwing other guys for what one guy does. So if I'm gonna if I'm going to digest all of this right now, as Madison, Bumgarner, maybe I just want people to understand that as much as guys should be allowed to flip the bat, I should be allowed to fuck and yell at them, too. Yeah. And if nothing comes of it after that, then is it okay guys that I just lose my shit for ten seconds and yell at the guy and. And I think that's what Madam is kind of asking or kind of saying, like, maybe this is how will handle it moving forward without saying that, you know, like he's still wants to be allowed to be fired up. He's still wants to be allowed to feel like he's being slighted based on how he was raised in this game, who he is right. He still wants to be allowed to feel those emotions. And that's so fair. Absolutely, yes. So please let Madison Bumgarner be the quote unquote, baby. Think he's being let him do that because the minute that he does that. And then takes it to the next level and puts one in munchies ribs now were justified saying, you know, what do you been barking lot? You finally put one in his ribs. Why don't you go fucking? Get him now because everything up into this point has been a bunch of bullshit. You've asked for us to understand. You've asked to get it and we have, but now you're still doing this. So if you're going to still do it, then it's time to knuckle. The fuck up. And if that ain't going to happen, then hopefully, what we heard out of him was him kind of making peace with that flips will be what they're going to be. But what I punch you out in fist pump, you're going to swallow that, but also maybe cut me some slack, and give me just a minute to learn here. So if I give up another Jack let me spasms out if I do please understand it's me just trying to fuck and figure out how to spasms out and then not stick it in someone's neck next aby. Yeah, it's it's crazy because I one hundred percent agree with maxim Bumgarner for as tired like I said, as I think the whole act is, when anytime somebody pips of home run like he gets all upset and he wants to fight everyone. He's just like he's a machine. I can't help it like if you're gonna if you're gonna let the kids play, then let me be me too. Okay. I totally get that is. I would even I want to let the kids play I do. Let the kids play. I just can't. And so I'm going to tell you guys this story. So we have two brothers and their big motherfuckers that come out to the Oakland A's fantasy camp after the season's over right again. But you guys wanna come out and just play baseball for a week with each other. So these two brothers, they are Ivy league educated. They are athletic. And when they get out on the field, they go from the nicest guys engaging whatever to like. Animalistic competitive nature to where you have to reel them the fuck in and like, hey, hey, hey. You're not getting paid for this. You remember at the end of this. We're going to dinner together. Right. And like and his responses, yet, keep wanted to throw it a guy this fucking dude. What it to throw at a guy in the game for how the guy was taking practice swings. Jared. This is a guy who's paid money to complete fantasy baseball who wants to throw it. Somebody in fancy baseball for how they're taking practice wings on deck. So he went from begging book and keyboard to coming, and now I'm going to insert myself into the unwritten rules of baseball and you and you just had to kind of, hey, what is that should fly when I was in high school they had to stand, and I go, first of all you were in high school thirty fucking years ago. Second of all, you're probably not the guy to be enforcing that, because that dude over there, if you hit him, he might die. He's not gonna make it off the field. So maybe don't do that. What do you think really did? I just get so competitive, you know how it is. Deby. How it is mad. I guess I do but fuck where are we right now? You know. I feel like that's also you may incite a little competitiveness in these guys like I feel like you wouldn't do that with fans who come out to play like in a fantasy camp. But if you've got, like, former big leaguers, I feel like that competitive juices are still very much flowing in Dallas Britain's veins elapsed, Lutely. Absolutely. We were throwing throwing BP. So fuck around throw BP to some of the guys on the team. Right. So I'm throwing BP and told his it's it's going to get competitive the minute one of you swear me up, it's going to get competitive and I'm gonna start cutting shit. I'm gonna start running shit up in throwing a slider down to Dallas. This is before the game. You can't do that to us like, well, you can't fucking square me up. Think I'm not going to get buttered about it either right? I mean that is I love it. I love it because I know that if I were in a similar position, I've never played in the oh, by the way, great story. I've never played in like a Saugus high like alumni baseball game. But if I did you bet your Abby China like embarrass people, and I would be showing people if someone ever fucking took, like a healthy hack off the next one's up by their chin, a thousand percent. But this past weekend went to the Sunday game. The Red Sox had like a one o'clock start Saugus, high one of the best saga side, seasons of all time they were fucking nasty this year. And I went to their playoff game. The ace is going D one. Shadow todd. Golly he like this kid is a cheat code. He set like the Saugus, I record for strikeouts. And I mean, I gotta tip my cap. You know this was I mean. Let me let me just go and pump those breaks for you. All right. What I've got I've got a good taste with that competition. Is like out there in Saugus. You see shit on the baseball over there. I seen enough. I've seen. Have you seen this? The first guy go, and I'm not knocking. I'm not knocking your boy here. I'm not knocking your boy, because d one out of a tremendous accomplishment Mendes. Accomplishments off. What's his name his name again? Todd train. Golly hats off to turn. Golly. It's a hell of an accompany. Where's he going these going to UMass? Nice. Yeah, I just I kind of balk little at some of the, the Heis, the east coast high school. Accolades that get thrown around, and we usually when we interview, east coast guys who played in the big leagues, I asked them about that because it is difficult to go pro out of the east coast because you're not you're not playing baseball, or at least the northeast you're not playing baseball all year round. It's just it's just it's very difficult. But Saugus walked it off. And then after they an extra innings by the way, they walked it off an extra innings and the handshake line of fucking brawl broke out, and some dude on the other team, walked out of it with a bloody nose. So we'll kick your ass on and off the field douse, you'll wanna come to fuck in sagas. You don't wanna come to the house of pain while we're talking while we're talking alumni games, though high school baseball. I but you mentioned you mentioned you never been back for alumni game yacht. It you've got to do that. I actually participated in a university of the Pacific alumni baseball game back in. I want to say. Say somewhere around two thousand nine maybe might have been ten. I'd like to shut out Marcus pointer pitching coach for skyline college out here in California, one for one with a seed, right back up the middle. And then proceeded to get on my cell phone at first base take a lead talk just have a good time. That's how you treat those kids journ. That's how you treat those fucking kids. We also got to give a shout out since we're talking high school baseball to my boys out there in didn't Texas. God, our guile state champs. What's again to Argyle eagles flying high? Is this a team that has like the twenty seventy one commits yeah? It's a team that hasn't lost a fuck it baseball game. In two years. They actually lost a game this year, believe it or not JIRA. They lost a game this year. So they've lost one baseball game in two years. That's pretty good. I guess yeah, couple of state. Couple states ships. You know, no biggie Schultz, Argyle j you wanna give a shout out to high school baseball teams. Out to Saint Charles north stars. Love love that. Jay kept score for him the musk grove Donaldson showdown. This was this was interesting. So I didn't I didn't see this live. I actually just watched this before we started the podcast. As Dallas pointed out, some, some wrong with that boy, JD some wrong with that, boy, someone's head something that screwed on. Right. But that's why we love them. That's why we love him. So he gets he doesn't even get clipped. It was his jersey that kinda got clipped a little bit there. So the way that I kinda saw it was you gets a little bit up. And in by the jersey starts the walk the first base takes a peek out to musk grove, and it was almost like, are you looking to meet? No. You looking at me. Are you looking to be, but I'm not looking at you. You looking at me as one of those things and it, obviously, escalated, because JD just goes zero to one hundred that instead of instead of just saying are you looking at me? He goes, what are you looking at bitch? The second that you call somebody bitch. That's why I think there has to be a history here because if not. No, no. That's where you just the that's where you just gotta know. J D. Like, there's no, he's he again. If you go back and watch the video, there's a moment in time where he is looking out there. And then looks away and that is that is the pivotal moment in this timeframe here in this period of time as a pitcher, your drilling guy unintentionally, you maybe might turn your head and cuss like fuck damning obviously just put a guy on bass, like you could give shit less about hurting him. You're pissed that you've now got traffic. So you make that walked down the slope, because you're going to get a new ball. You're kind of just gazing off. Really? What you're also looking at the hitter to see what is he a little bitter about this? Is he maybe going to come and get me right now? Like he has no reason to, but you always have to be aware. So you're kind of blankly staring out into the abyss and donelson looks out. Looks away and his mind him looking away is now the opportunity for most grove to also look away therefore, signifying that no point time was this intentional my bad. Let's keep it moving. That's what's going on. Donaldson sit in most gross head. He's just hit a fuck imprint you'll star a bumper a guy. He's not happy about it. So he's, he's bitter. He's walking down the moun- probably blankly gazing, but it can look like he's staring Donaldson. And then with Donaldson looks away and looks back and still sees musk. Grove not only continuing the walk down the slope, but has not fixated his is elsewhere. Now Donaldson is way beyond trying to figure out what's going on and we're going to make some shit happen. And that's where he politely asked him. What the fuck are you looking at peaches, I think you said peaches, did he say? Teaches it might not have been peaches, I don't know if it was peaches, but he said, what the fuck you look at pitch and most girls like, oh, why was really looking at nothing? But now that you're making noise out of your mouth. I'm looking right. The fuck. It you. That's what I'm looking at. What are you looking at me? Like, well, you look at me, I'm not gonna like you said, crops. Well now you gotta do something. Right. Because we all have dick and balls. And that's what you do is, you know, have to do that. And that's what happened. That's what happened is pretty simple. I don't see any history here. I don't know. I don't think so. Jay. I mean. It was a quick trigger. The one I'm angry about is Brian, Gordon. Because what in the fuck are you doing? Running musk grove, after all of this happens, if we're looking to place blame on somebody during all this, right? The Donaldson what the fuck you looking at bitch. Now he starts to come out there. That's all part of all, bro. You can't do that. That whole inciting word. Well, Gorman says most growth through his hat down through his glove down and say, come on. Well, I believe in every world, I don't know what kind of playgrounds you were kicking around on crops, but you drop your fucking hat and glove. You're not asking me to play Patty cake. No. Sure not. You know what I mean? I know where this goes. So I can understand that. The problem is not until Donaldson started to get aggressive did muss grove have to go to a place where he essentially, like potentially had to defend himself. So that's when the oh, and now he gets ran. You just you just put the Pittsburgh Pirates and their pitching staff behind the eight ball for the entire fucking series. Yeah. Because now guys have been game out there not only that, but now, think about it one step further guys, you're going to get sit down jeered like you say. Say I have to tap you on the shoulder. And you go out there and you cover five shutout innings of to hit baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. You know what that just bought you eight trip down to the minors? God, damn right now know we have no use for you out of the bullpen. So we're not going to see you for another three days, so you need to go somewhere and it's not here on the big league roster collecting this paycheck, bell later. So you are you are potentially fucking people's careers in futures. There could be a kid who just doesn't belts back who doesn't ever get back because of that is that trigger. And that sucks. That's tough. You know, I don't know that, that happens, but the possibility for it is very real and I always think about guys in their careers and just being one pitch away woolen phone call away from a completely different life. It was definitely a quick trigger and. Also kind of kind of weird to think that's why like, I don't know. It's weird to think that Donaldson had any aggressive intent after getting his jersey clipped, you know what I mean? Like, it's if there was some sort of past history, there, it didn't seem like a purpose pitch. No god. No. So it was it was in a void -able situation all in all in avoidable situation. But next podcast, one zero three we will have your Twitter questions. We will have the Homer. Minute is going to be back and we will also be showing some love Thursday. A lot of can't by the way people responding to that segment pretty well. We get a lot of suggestions now rolling in and I am heavily influenced by your suggestions. I'll usually have. That's what I'm going to start doing. I'm gonna be like this is the guy that I've been watching this past week. And here's a guy that you told me to watch this past week also Homer minute. From last Thursday, set a high bar. So people have also been asking what the number is an I don't know, the answer that question. What's the number? It's fucking tweeted out every time before we do the Homer minutes for, for the for the people who still read, newspapers and don't have Twitter. I don't know. It's like some obscure s hold on. That's our producer. I didn't know I was going to be asked the question the number I tweet out all the fucking time. Just maybe how this readily available I dunno fucking unbelievable. Way to cater to the masses. Jay. Eight six two two nine five one seven six three eight six two two nine five one seven six three. And by the way, folks, it's called the Homer minute, because you only get this get a minute to, to give your Taylor. Good or bad on your favorite team, Homer, minute. That is sixty seconds. Don't think the guy who gave us fifty seconds and then called back with another ninety seconds. That's, that's not an open door policy for more of that, correct. He just happened to sound. Something he sounded something. Yeah. Don't, don't take the liberty to exceed sixty seconds time yourself. Give us your Homer minutes for next week's podcast. Fellas any closing thoughts. Nope. Nope. I'm squared away. Nope. All right. Get well soon big Papi. Yeah.

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Spring Training 2021: Dominant Dodgers, Upstart Padres, and Everybody Else

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Spring Training 2021: Dominant Dodgers, Upstart Padres, and Everybody Else

"See last season doesn't matter anymore. Come april what matters. Is this team this group of players this group of fans and the name across our chests. This season is about making sure history remembers us as we wished to be remembered. This season is about adding to our legacy. And i can't wait dodger. Fans spring is here or at least spring training is along with all the ritualistic warmth and hope that brings the hope that a polarizing pitcher like. Trevor bauer who you just heard was a wise acquisition in the hope that someone anyone really can compete with those defending champion dodgers today. Jeff passan joins us on route to the cactus league to distinguish delusion from reality and to welcome you back to the. I'm pablo torre. It's monday february twenty-second this is espn. Daily jeff passing. We're talking you before you get on a plane somewhere. Where are you headed. I'm going to phoenix aka Fernando tatis land jeff passan is an mlb insider and also the weird al of espn. You know it's officially going to feel like spring training. I know pitchers and catchers have reported. We're gonna have full squad action this week for the first time and a week from today. I believe actual baseball games begin. We will get tattoos. And i presume the billboard that has been constructed in his honor in phoenix in a little bit but you said it. Spring is here pitchers and catchers reported camps. You're headed there today. What are you most excited to see. I'm most excited to hear. Actually a baseball is a sport. That so many of the senses get tickled. Whether it's the you know the smell of the grass and You know the the sound of a bat crack and of midst popping or What you're able to see these incredible athletes Taking little five ounce orb and doing unbelievable things with it and The the the sights the sounds the smells I am excited for it all. Because i would like to believe that. Baseball represents our first sporting foray back into relative normalcy There are going to be fans in stands. Almost everywhere you go. They're going to be playing. Presumably a full season. And i think by the time the year is done. Hopefully after the world series we will have seen full stadiums that are full because the country in the world. They're healthy enough to support that. So you described a sensory overload beyond what the normal baseball experience is like because of covid because of the pandemic because we're at this point where maybe there can be some normalcy so jeff. What's the plan around health and safety to get to something resembling normal in spring training. I mean there's a hundred page document that lays out an extremely granular fashion. What baseball is trying to do to prevent outbreaks and you remember pablo. We talked about last year. We saw with the miami marlins with saint louis. Cardinals teams are susceptible to that. I will say a very positive thing. That happened already is major league. Baseball's first round of intake testing where they had four thousand three hundred thirty six tests. They didn't give the number of tests subjects but among those tests only thirteen came back positive. It's a very very small number. If there is an outbreak pablo it would not surprise me at all considering the way that people at spring training or around one. Another so much but They are abiding by distancing protocols. They're limiting the number of players. Nobody's allowed to go out. And the hope is that over time as players get vaccinated that will change but for the time being. It's very similar to the way that they operated toward the end of last season. And if you were to rewind jeff for a second here in just think back to what. Spring training was like last year. How would you mariah is what that was. I don't even remember anything other than march twelfth. I had a sense that day that it wasn't just baseball. That was changing. It was life that was changing and there. There are a lot of things in life that i can sort of just like you know. Brush off my shoulders but the fact that we were going to be entering this new world you have no idea what that looks like and so spring training. Two thousand twenty for me is a giant blank space and then march twelfth with ten exclamation points. So let's get to the present tense here because as you alluded to. You're going to see the padres. And fernando tatis. Junior and i mentioned that there probably would be a billboard but now i'm doing the math in my head and when you get a fourteen year three hundred and forty million dollar contract extension jeff passan. You probably get more than just one billboard. So is he going to be the first guy to get a statue while he's still plague. Yeah jeff he's gonna get like one of those pacific rim yeager fighting robots. I think nile thing more than doesn't statue. But tell me about that deal and your reaction to it when you saw that it happened. What does it say about with. The padres are seeing in this young kid that you profile for us on this podcast when an organization puts three hundred forty million dollars in front of you. It's very difficult to say. No and fernando tatis junior love san diego. He loves the padres organization. He loves where he is right now and when they put that figure in front of him he didn't say now he said You know i do. And that's what this is. This is a marriage between A generational good player and an organization that has had only one of those throughout. Its history and tony glynn. I live in kansas city. Pablo and my a thirteen year. Old is a royal fan and he has worn his fernando tatis junior t shirts so much that it's got a hole in it and it's not one of those holes that you can patch easily so it's honestly like i. I worry when he walks outside with it that people look at him. And say what's wrong with you. Child with withholding in close. Your dad is walking you wearing a full suit and all over your clothes and perhaps my trip out to the phoenix area will include the purchase of a new fernandez. Patsies t-shirt for him. Baseball has not had a player. Like totti's since. Ken griffey junior. That's the last time somebody has had the the swag in the marketability. And the the extremely wide grouping of people who are attracted to what he is and what he does and what a gift that is for not just the sport but for the san diego padres. Well let's get to the team that the padres are chasing the most talented team baseball. And it's just funny jeff to think about this actually like back when back in my day when i was going to spring training and seeing you there and we were getting weird dinners with thompson. The padres were spending like this. But the los angeles dodgers. I mean their spending now more than anyone ever has. It feels like when you look at the dodgers and their defense of their world series championship. This season what comes to your mind. I'm not a gambler because at times in the past. I haven't been very good at it but i ask myself. Would i take the dodgers or the field to win the world series this year and i know mathematically the right answer is you take the field you take the field because in division series with five games may be the dodgers run into some unbelievable pitching you take the field because In a in a seven game series whether it's the the or the world series maybe the dodgers bats just don't show up small sample sizes. Being bad aren't very real thing in baseball. But when i look at this roster top to bottom trumpets rotation to its bullpen to its everyday lineup to its bench. There is no weakness on the dodgers. They are a juggernaut in the question for the dodgers is do they have the chance to become a dynasty. Now you know jeff trevor. Bauer i think is well as a journalist as anybody working in our business. What does he do. What is his acquisition for the prospect of the dynasty. You just referenced. I mean the guy who was the best pitcher in the national league last year now joins a rotation that already has walker. Bueller clayton kershaw. Dustin may david price. Julio arenas tony gosselin to me. It's not even as much that top end talent that he brings. It's the depth and in one hundred sixty two game season pablo after a sixty game season. That's going to be big question for teams. How do we get guys innings without pushing them so much that they're gonna get hurt and leave us bear jeff how the dodgers got bauer is also fascinating to me and look bauer as this character. Sometimes he strikes me as a guy who is brilliant and very rational other times. He strikes me as extremely problematic and someone whose brain has occasionally been consumed and eaten by the internet itself when you were watching. His courtship process his decision to go to l. a. Why did the dodgers make the most sense for him personally as this character because so many of the principles baseball wise that he adheres to and really has grown to embody are things the organization itself stands for a you know the dodgers were very early on not just the the sabermetrics train but On the idea that pitchers can turn themselves into something even more than what their physical ability gifts them the idea that the dodgers have embraced different training methods and looked at pitchers as much more valuable than other organizations. Have a really. The sport of baseball has in the past. I think really appeals to him as an intellectual exercise and challenge. But the point that you made there about Foibles whether it's on social media or otherwise. It's a very real thing. I think they believe he is worth it for the money i think they hope that he's worth it for. What he provides is not pitching the team. That i want to ask you about that is certainly not the caliber of the dodgers is the new york mets but they do have an ownership group and a financial backing and francisco endure now who seems to be one of a couple of building blocks that they feel really good about to get fans excited about what they have coming up this season. What do you see happening with the mets in new york as excited as i am for the dodgers and padres playing nineteen games this year. It's pretty close with the mets and the braves. The new york. Mets are a very good baseball team right now. And it's it's interesting. Because i think if you were to ask mets fans they would be a little angry with this offseason. Because they didn't get george springer because they didn't get. Trevor baroness didn't get jt real mutual and they didn't get dj hugh. It's almost as much about who they didn't spend money on as they did. But the big transaction of the off season for them clearly was for francisco door in the hopes of mets fans. Jaded mets fans angry. Mets fans everywhere. Is that by the time the season begins. He will have a fernando tatis. Like deal jeff coming up. I wanna talk to you more about this upcoming season. Who you really like. Who is under the radar that i could steal to make myself look smarter and what exactly is happening. At the very top of the sport with fifty different protein types tastes and sizes. It is no secret. Body is the authority on high quality. Performance fuel from innovations in complex fuller flavor to crowd-pleasing cereal flavors and delicious new limited edition. Travis ledges body tech goes heart just like you and it's all backed by an iron clad quality. Promise now you can buy one get one fifty percent off body text sports nutrition plus save fifteen percent on orders of forty dollars or more with code bt. Espn fifteen at the vitamin shoppe stores or vitamin shoppe dot com today. So jeff before we get into the actual baseball talk here. I want to ask you about one of your areas of expertise which is mlb bargaining agreement disagreements. So in your latest piece. You note that we're about nine and a half months away from this. Cba what implications does that have on this season for the owners and the players. It's a black cloud right. I mean i have a piece up today on fernando tatis junior and how this is the year of dot tees and that should be really exciting and it is but the idea that nine months down the road we're looking at december first This collective bargaining agreement expiring and the possibility that it's going to not just expire but there will be a lockout in this lockout could last into thousand twenty two and that potentially could lose games. I'm not there yet. But even the possibility of it puts a damper on my excitement for two thousand twenty one and there is so much to lose in the sport that i hope they can see the forest for the trees both on the league side and the union side and figure out how to keep plus of labor peace going but the warning signs. Jeff how many are there like when you come to this from that. Debbie downer said trombone perspective. That's not just because you're a natural pessimist. Although you may well be on not it's because you're seeing stuff. What are you saying. It's not because i'm seeing stuff. It's because i hear stuff. And when i'm talking with prominent people on both sides an asking them should i be worried in the answer is yes well that tells me what i need to know. I think there is a understandable. Fear here that this thing can go sideways very quickly and the reason is because the foundation right now on which collective bargaining is built is typically mutual respect mutual goals the goals for both are there. But they don't quite ally. I'm hoping that the goals overwhelmed the lack of respect and talk to someone last week in and he said you know this whole idea that we don't like each other and that it's going to get in the way is and i was happy to hear that. Let's just use this possibility. That i want to get a new car and go into a dealership and the person who's trying to sell the car i don't trust am i gonna wanna buy the car my going to want to do business with this person. Of course not when there are feelings there were you. Don't trust the other side it has to color. The negotiations and in that coloring is what i'm afraid of i'm afraid of instead of a rainbow. It's just going to be black. My favorite part about your analogy there. Which makes total sense to me. Is that the commissioner before this commissioner bud selig before rob manfred people made fun of bud selig for being a guy who looks like a used car salesman and you're telling me that while he was he was he was literally used car salesman. Bud selig sold cars. That is a he. S that accurate. That's amazing. here's here's the thing about that. He was dealmaker. And rob manfred as commissioner has made deals but this is going to be the hardest one probably of his career so that is the backdrop against which a sport you're very excited about is nevertheless taking place so jeff. Let's get back to the optimism for a second. Let's cut the trombones. The sadness that's got the pessimism you're an optimist now if you're an optimist in the national league and you're not the dodgers who are you i mean on the padres. I love the braves. Like i really do. Love the braves bringing back marcello zona going out getting charlie morton getting drew smiley. Mike saroka back off from his achilles injury. Their young. they've got ronald kuna. Housi- albee's dance. We swanson mo- by the way freddie freeman. i mean it is a stacked and loaded team and The only thing at least until october that can get in the way of the atlanta braves to me is is the nationally east. It's a grinder of it. Division the mets. We talked about already. They're really good. The washington national still have max scherzer. Stephen strasburg patrick corbin at the top of their rotation and juan soto. Who is the best hitter in baseball. the philadelphia phillies have talent. I don't know if they're going to win a look. I know a lot of color sleeping on the marlins in saying you know. How are they going to compete there. They made the playoffs last year and they have a very good young rotation in some dynamic offensive players who are going to be coming into that lineup and so i think top to bottom the national league. Yeast is the best division in baseball. So let's give ear to the dudes in the american league east. Who are you hearing. Looks the best heading into spring training if they stay healthy The yankees are the best team in the american league I you know. I look at the american league west. It's just not an impressive division. The astros aren't what they were the as aren't what they were last year. The central to me is as much as the east has a raised. He met despite losing snell. Still i think can be ascendant and blue jays. Teammate went and added george springer year after adding hundred review and red sox team that i think is probably going to be better than expected either. They've just made incremental moves. This offseason. God i love the american league central the battle between the white sox and the minnesota twins is going to be fantastic. Cleveland is going to be a sneaky team not just because it added eddie rosario but That rotation completely overhauled from the kluber. Bauer carafes clovinger You know they've lost those four guys Over the last couple of years and they still have shane bieber. Narrative volley and zach. Police ac interested mackenzie Even teams like the kansas city royals. That went out. And traded for andrew benintendi and sign carlos santana and mike minor and the detroit tigers with. Aj hinch now and his manager a really good young rotation and they've got spencer torkelsson and riley green who were probably gonna arrive within the next year two The al central is be a neat grinder in twenty twenty two and beyond but even twenty twenty one. It's a really interesting division. So i need a team jeff and under the radar darkhorse kind of candidate. That as i said. I can steal off as my own. Look very smart as result. Never crediting you specifically. And i can't say the yankees seems to obvious at this point so all of those teams you named. Who would you advise me to bandwagon in an attempt to look like i'm ahead of the curve. Maybe this is just a function of my unfettered man. Crush on one-star dotto as baseball player. I love watching. Juan soto head pablo. It is a religious experience. Juan soto and i don't say this lightly might be ted williams. Now ted williams was the last four hundred hitter in. Baseball ted williams. Jeff ted williams. Bob ryan is currently dialing my phone. Universities alerted him to yell at me for even having you want to say that. Once soto is ted williams. Let's put it this way. Want soto got to the big leagues when he was nineteen years old and spent that full season at nineteen and got on base forty percent of the time and slugged. Five twenty last year. Juan soto hit three fifty one with a four ninety on bass and a six ninety five slug in this era where everybody pablo strikes up all the time want so to walked forty one times struck out twenty eight. That's twenty eight strikeouts in one hundred ninety six plate. Appearances is right up there in the top ten in all of baseball and oh by the way he happens to hit the ball harder than just about anyone else while you don't find this combination of skills and i you know this is this is set with all apologies to mike trout and two other players of that l. But i think want soto is in class of his own jeff. I hesitate to say this as we wrap up our podcast. But i can hear you. I'm using my most acute sense here. To hear you begin to craft a parody song in honor of juan soto at some point this season if juan soto is hitting four hundred in june pablo we will be back june. First on this. Podcast i will not only have four bars for you like i did. With iran there will be a full song. And if he's let's put it this way if he's hitting four hundred or is at four hundred any point in. May you get to pick out the song in. Tell me and i will get to work jeff passan. I cannot tell whether i want that to happen. Or if i want one soto to tap out at three ninety nine thanks. Okay up next. Why all of us should be listening. Very closely to naomi osaka with no fees or minimum on checking and savings accounts banking with capital. One is like the easiest decision in the history of decisions kind of like choosing the listen to another episode of your favorite podcast and with our top rated app. You can deposit checks and transfer money anytime anywhere making capital one and even easier decision. That is banking reimagined. What's in your wallet. Terms apply capital one. Na member fdic. here's another story. I want you to know you can't see me. Asaka win the australian open. And not think of serena williams serena is one of osaka's heroes. Serena is who osaka crushed in last week. Semi final serena in short is the human being asaka will be most connected to four all time and not least because they are two black women in america who are both outspoken about exactly what that means but after winning her fourth grand slam saturday. Osaka's spoke about her all time ambitions and the best women's tennis player in the world name checked someone else. Hopefully i play long enough to play a girl that said that i was once your favorite player. Something for me. I think that's the coolest thing that could ever happen to me. I think i have those feelings of you. Know watching my favorite players Unfortunately i didn't get to play leonov. Odem yeah i just think that. That's how the sport forward now. You owe me. Osaka was thirteen years old. When lee knob became the first asian. Born man or woman to ever win grand slam winning the french open in two thousand and eleven just two years ago. We became the first asian born player to be inducted into the international tennis hall of fame. Whenever i talked to her. Asakusa said of lena in two thousand nineteen. I feel very nervous. And i start sweating and i rub my pops now to be clear. These two women grew up in very different places. Osaka was born in japan to a haitian dad and a japanese mom and they immigrated to america when she was three. Lena grew up in wuhan china. The future epicenter of the pandemic and she chafed against the oppression of state run sports machine that she fled in two thousand eight. Japan is definitively not china and the philippines for that matter where my family's from is not korea and vietnam is not thailand and so on and so forth but so many of us find inspiration across this insanely vast continent because one defining thing about the asian experience in sports and pop. Culture generally is that we only have so many people who kind of look like us let alone people who speak up on our behalf so when osaka credit's li na who's individualism and skill and humor inspired her as an asian athlete. That feels familiar and went. Asakusa speaks out against this wave of anti aging violence especially against the elderly that swept across america in the past year. That means something even more. The amount of hate racism and blame for cova towards the asian community is disgusting. Osaka tweeden before the australian. Open the fact that this topic is not very widely covered. Makes me concerned and while i'm here assad again saying ching chang and shrimp fried rice when talking about slash to an asian person isn't cool. You aren't funny. it's not a joke. And you're beyond pathetic and quote so yes. When you see. Naomi osaka see serena williams absolutely but just know that so. Many of us recognize ourselves in naomi osaka to. I'm pablo torre. This has been. Espn daily. i'll talk to you tomorrow.

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Episode Eighty-Five: MLB Free Agent Frenzy

Baseball Together Podcast

55:22 min | 4 months ago

Episode Eighty-Five: MLB Free Agent Frenzy

"If you haven't heard about anchor it's the easiest way to make a podcast. Let me explain it to first of all it's free but there are also creation tools alive to record and edit your podcast right from your phone or computer. Then anchor will distribute podcasts for you so you can be heard on platforms like spotify apple podcast and many others. You can even make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need to make a podcast in one place. Download the free anchor app or go to anchor. Fm to get started. Look at this week's episode of the baseball together. Podcast baseball family this week. We're gonna talk some tommy lasorda. We have a free agent frenzy and we are about a month out from spring training. We'll go through that next nine plus presents the baseball together podcast with your host blackjack brad and kansas city. Little big blue eyes and now baseball together. Look into this week's episode of the baseball together. Podcast baseball family. I am brad and as per usual. I'm joined by our guy. Brighi yo words today. I thought it was appropriate. I don't know anyway all right so let's get started with this big we took we basically took last week off I'll be honest. We kind of had an interview. We thought we'd just floated out there for you And it was kind of a bad week to take off on Current events because there's been a lot of things that have gone on. Since the last time we came on an spoke at you. One of those things was that tommy lasorda passed away. I mean dodger. Legend grow up watching tommy lasorda Manage the dodgers than you're too young to be honest you right. That's the only yes or way too old. I don't know which is which. But i mean there's off sends a spectrum. That are very very slim these days but anyways Tommy lasorda a legend. Br has on the notes here. He walks into the cornfield. And i think that's a perfect way to describe it because that is exactly what he has done. He's a writer field. Yep and we're excited for him. I mean it's sad to see him go but it was. I mean a storied career. Twenty one years of managing in los angeles the whole time. Yeah the whole time. They never happens. No it never happens. He was your twice. I in eighty three than an eighty eight. And he finished in the top five voting. I think what is it. Six seasons total he managed four all star teams as well and he is a world series winner two times over with four penance. In that time there you go so some of the best in one of the best videos like clips that i i love watching. It's kind of like the the dickey nutt not dickie. Be jimmy v. College basketball clip of the guy. If you don't know who it is as jim valvano when. Nc state won the national championship. Him running around the court looking for somebody to hug. yeah there's a clip. That i feel like is pretty similar to that and i believe it's after the gibson home run in the world series right. Yeah he's running out on the field and he's looking like he's looking for somebody to hug but instead he's just sprinting. Man sprinting out of the dugout. Yeah that's right that's right. That's one of my favorite articles one of my favorite clips period but definitely one of my favorite sort eclipse. so he was ninety three when he passed away and it was january seventh officially of this year but what i think goes unsaid was his just abysmal playing career. So we just have to roast him for just a minute He was a pitcher. He played in fifty four fifty five and fifty six. He played with brooklyn The first two seasons and then. He was with kansas city for that final season and the kansas city athletics when they were athletics Brad riddle me this. What was his combined. Era over those three seasons three years at a one hundred sixty game average even though he didn't play one hundred sixty two games. Obviously i'm gonna go with four point five you would be. You'd be wrong okay. You gave him a tremendous amount of credit and we're really glad that he is such a crate manager. He's in the hall of fame for managing because his playing. Era was six point four eight with his right. So tommy thank you for your contributions to baseball. We do things a little bit irreverently here. We we love you dearly but