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"john shea" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

07:07 min | 9 months ago

"john shea" Discussed on KGO 810

"Hi. Welcome to KGO. You're on with John Shea. Go ahead. Mhm. John so real quick. There was a great book called Whitey about Whitey Ford isn't there, So when you first brought him up? I remember that it's difficult. You can't say that word anymore because it's you know, like people in Colorado with KKK mask on, but so what? We used to go to Candlestick. I was four or 56 years old or something. It was 50 cents to sit in the outfield and they had a lot of doubleheaders back then there's no such thing as double hitters back now and so, but we will walk around and they let us leave the outfield. Bleachers and go to the front and he would come out and sign. I have signed baseball card from him and all his teammates. He was the nicest guy. This was before they started making a stand in line in paying $50 for an autograph. I imagine exactly, And I couldn't imagine Willie would ever do that. No, I can't. I couldn't imagine either, John. You know him? What do you think? Would he charged for an autograph? Oh, yeah. Who wouldn't? I mean, that's what the thing is with. Really amazing. Top salary was $165,000 right? He missed out. He didn't have an agent. There is no free agency. There is no union. And after retirement, the eighties blew up and all of a sudden their autographs were worth something he wished he would have kept his cap in his uniform and his glove. Uh, because he didn't know they were going to be worth anything. And so that's when in the eighties, all these players who some of them didn't have much money Suddenly they became popular on the autograph circuit and the card shows and which was great for them to the pensions weren't what they are now. So that was their way to make a buck and profit off their baseball career because they certainly didn't do it as players. Let's go to Damon. Damon is calling from San Leandro Damon. Hi. Welcome to kgo your I'm with John Shea. The book is 24 life stories and lessons from the say Hey, kid, go ahead. Oh, hi, Pat. Uh, I just want to say about Willie Mays. He's about all time Favorite ballplayer and, um He was actually almost signed by the Boston Red Sox. Also Hank Aaron, imagine if those two guys have been batting back to back, it probably would have had 1000 home runs in that ballpark. Well, what happened? Why didn't the Red Sox pick them up? Well, they they had raced at that particular pass at that particular time. They didn't want no black ballplayers. They would've blast They were the last team to integrate. They were the last team to integrate fund. Black ballplayers are concerned, that's all I want to say. I love Willie Mays. Yeah, well, they shot themselves in the foot, didn't they, John? Damon is absolutely right. The Red Sox were the last team to integrate with the Bay Area zone pump See Green in 1959 12 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Ownership with the Red Sox, Uh, scouted Willie Mays. And guess what. The Red Sox is double a team played at Rick Woodfield in Birmingham. And shared the facility with Willie's Birmingham Black barons So no major league team knew Willie Mays like the Boston Red Sox. I was talking to Willie the other day about this And he said the Red Sox could've had be easy and Imagine that the Red Sox were awful for a long time because they refused to have any minorities on their team. And every you know the American League was slow. The Yankees were slow. The Dodgers were first. The Giants had the most diverse clubhouse in baseball in the early by the early sixties. But even in those early years, it was quoted as the Giants didn't have one or three or five. They had two or four So the black players could room together because even then they couldn't go to the restaurants with the white players that can go the hotels with the white player. This is Willie Mays being denied, and he's absolutely right that the Yankees scouted them out of Birmingham, the Dodgers, the White Sox, the Red Sox, the Boston Braves. Who blew it. All these teams blew it. The Giants won the lottery. They gave him the money and Think of, if not just Boston, Damon. But what if Hank and Willie were on the same team with the Braves and the Yankees were in on him as well. What if Mantle and Mays We're on the same team who play center field, But all these teams had reason stupid reason he couldn't hit the curb. He's not our kind of guy, and obviously a lot of racist owners just didn't want a black man at that time. And it just they all look silly it all you know they You know, they spent the rest of their time regretting it, obviously because the great maze could have turned any of these teams in the dynamic wall clubs. So, um, is there any footage that you know of where people actually recorded the games that were played in the Negro leagues? It seems like there were so many fabulous players that those would have been some amazing games to watch. Yeah, You're right. And I mean, there is actually I've been in the Negro League Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and I recommend everybody go there. It's just a fabulous place and Bob Kendrick, the president is remarkable. And he has quoted in this book speaking about how Willie Mays validated so many Negro League players who didn't get the chance. Right? Uh and and Willie, the teenager on the Birmingham black barons is the soup. Or starve yet his teammates Who were all very good, some of whom should have been in the majors. Um one or two were but only for a short spell. Already Wilson, the shortstop, Bill Greece and the picture they had just cups of coffee in the major's wife because of the color of their skin. The white team's wanted the superstars. If we're going to get average players to sit on the bench or You know, be a platoon player or be a relief pitcher. We'll just stick with the white guys. And that was a shame for all those teammates of Willie and all the people who came before Willie. But Willie in Hank, and all these wonderful ballplayers validated the careers of all those Negro leaks. Some you know, some people might have said Well, were they good enough? Of course they were good enough. Major league Baseball wasn't good enough. Uh, you know, as it turned out, um and Babe Ruth faced inferior competition because Babe Ruth never faced minority pitching, or, um, yeah. You know, there was never just Gibson, you know? Cool. Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, Satchel Paige. None of these guys were able to play in white baseball so How good were those players? Really? I mean, they were fast. They were wonderful. All these white players, superstars. They were great, but maybe they wouldn't been as great if they say if everybody was allowed to play in those leaks and compete. Yeah, Exactly. John Shea is my guest. The book is 24 life stories and lessons from the say, Hey, Katie wrote the book with Willie Mays and we'll be right back with John on K G. Okay, we get it. You don't want to be hearing a progressive commercial right now. So let us tell you something You do want to hear. You.

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Giants' Scouting Director Michael Holmes Comments on MLB Draft

Giants Splash

01:58 min | 9 months ago

Giants' Scouting Director Michael Holmes Comments on MLB Draft

"I'm john shea national baseball writer of the san francisco chronicle and it's a perfect time to welcome the giant scouting director michael holmes to break down the players. He selected in the three years. He ran the giants drafts. Who's looking good. What's up with the top guys taken in this year's draft. And how does the giants versatility at the big league level. Translate undrafted so michael scouting director of the giants after a long time. Stints with the oakland as you've been with farhan zaidi. The past three years leading the drafts. And there've been some intriguing draft draft. So far i mean you had the full forty in two thousand nineteen and then because a code you only had five picks in the twenty twenty draft and then this year twenty six and the draft was wrecked during the all star break held in denver so every year is a little bit different for you in a wondering. How how you adjust from year to year and Because the game has changed and everyone has to change with the game. But how how did that. Make your job different. Well i think this year was an insecure navigate just because One coup the challenge of cova players over the last calendar year. Not having played as much Not as many reps at bats innings on the mound Us not maybe being able to build some of the history. We've we've been able to in the past with some of the players But i i thought it was a whole art. Staff overcame those obstacles. You know really well and we were able to able to get a lot of looks on on the players that we had interest in. I also think it a challenge of the draft being pushed back from date standpoint You know having the introduction of mlb combine was a new a new twist to the draft. Which i thought went really well. And they'll be a really nice job putting that on putting together Thought we got a lot of benefits from being there intending

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Dodgers Out-Slug Padres to Win High-Scoring Affair

The Darren Smith Show

04:36 min | 1 year ago

Dodgers Out-Slug Padres to Win High-Scoring Affair

"A stunning finish on the double play off the bat of the former dodger manny. Machado as the dodgers hold on at pet, go to win seven six, they win the series as well over the Padres, two games to one John Shea Jim Russell back with you here on the wrap up show, we said the padres lead baseball by the way and runs per game last. Last segment. They entered the day third in runs per game at five, and a half runs per game on the season and against scored six runs here today. So they've been very, very good offensively. But again, with the loss, they fall to seven and six on the season. Let's hear from the manager who was jacked for the first time in his career. Here's Jay Taylor game. Yeah, it's always good to see. You know the guys continue to battle and. You. Know we've we. Kind of felt that you know inside the. In the DUGOUT when we've been down never really feel like we're out of it and you know get get the heart of the order up and chance to you know always be in the game and. You know look at the end Mandy you know squared a ball up to to left field and and They made a hell of a play I. Mean it was A. Had to be you know a perfect throw and it was a perfect one hop throw and a intact. So but dancer question Yeah. It's. It's good to see him battling back and chip away and. You know we. You know we we came up short. Your first managerial ejection tonight. That's something that had been building up over the course of the game with Margaret Mature, as more of a spur of the moment reaction to that dish. Now. It's a, it's not built up minutes. Look. I think manny thought the ball was down I. thought it was down and. You know it either I go with me and he goes I'm guessing. So it's simple as up. Your thoughts on how? To. Handle. I thought you know Came in You know we were looking for a little softer landing but. The NFL west, there's there's no soft landing especially with the dodgers and. looking for a spark and. He gave up to ground balls got through and and then obviously Peterson clicking man you know. Peterson Click a couple balls tonight. You know and. But but I was impressed with how he went back out in the second inning and. I thought that was good and it's always nice to kind of You know finish on a on a higher note, and hopefully he gets some confidence and you know continues to go forth. Interesting admission there from JAS Tingler. We were hoping for a softer landing for Luiz Patino. Remember we heard yesterday literally yesterday when he was called up, he would not initially be pitching and high leverage spots. He makes his Major League debut, not not with the lead, but trailing four too. So you could argue the leverage component of it, but Jim again, he went left left right left with the VP that a left-wing cory seager who's read hide Jock Peterson three homers in the series including the homerun again. Again Against Patino and again, you're going to have to get him at one point or another. If you call them up, there's a reason you call it Emma but Jeez in the history of big league debuts, can it be much more difficult for Patina than the inning he had to deal with there could not have been more difficult. You're facing an MVP facing the guys at thirty six bombs last year who was notorious for being i. mean you saw in the home run Derby last year he. Is. Ball's. Chris Taylor their professional hitter. It's not an, there's no easy ways to face the dodgers especially in a four two game. You put him in there hopefully to have Jason, Taylor said this thing and there by the way it's four nothing before with two outs, TAT tease homers. So all of a sudden the dynamic of the game has changed it's chain, but but seniors already ready like you've already said he's GonNa Pitch the sixth, right? Like you wonder again at four nothing there you go. Down seven nothing whatever. But at fourteen like well, I'm back in the game and you don't want him to get up and then sit down again and I'm sure that's the reason why they put them in the game like look he's already ready. Maybe. It might be not the best time to put him in. But look, we just hit a two run bomb to to get us going hopefully and putting a guy in there where he is one of if not the top prospect on this in this organization, hopefully, we can get another spark on this guy route that is

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"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

Doug Miles Media

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

"And presidents and artists and musicians, not just hall of famers. Negro Leaguers Childhood Buddies So. Reading Yeah, reading it and then some from my stamp. Close it out. One hosts interesting half hours that we've ever spent him one of these interviews, so thank you so much for not only your information but the way were able to put this all together, and you were able this sort of give us answers. Maybe we didn't even know. Thank you so much. Pleasure thank you so much. Where you can get the book and all the stores. Obviously, we'll put a link on our website, but John Pleasure talking to you and I will. He's doing OK health wise I know he's eighty nine, but relatively well. Yeah, he is. Actually you know I've been over to his house three or four times since the book came out, he's really engaged in the process and great has gotten a big kick out of the book and the Audiobook, so it's it's it's. It's a great thing John Pleasure talking to you. Thanks for being with us. Thank you very much. John, Shea joining us and twenty four life stories and lessons from say kid is the full title and. Donna always great to talk baseball tickly about Willie. I know you saw more than I had to see him, but if you went back to the Polo grounds that you have some real memories of them. Yeah tell you I was I. Remember that we're schedule like it was yesterday and and. That really set the tone for the entire world series. And yet we talking about Dusty Rhodes, and a couple of running, not just one. Couple of home runs in that world series. As I, say I don't think. Any Much more than. Maybe three hundred. Two, hundred sixty seven feet, or whatever was. but it was a very interesting world. The Best! at that particular time I ever put together between the bullpen and the starters. And they just weren't able to beat the giants, the giants, just everything going their way, and and pulled it out though difficult, great great memories and great one of the all time. Great I think the best I've ever seen. Obviously I. Think you probably think the same Dan greatest all around player of all time right? Nobody ever really came close to having all the tools well, he certainly had at all no question about that and. A great jump on the ball, defensively great header great along bullheaded. I mean you could ask for. Much more than that. It up for this edition down. Always great talking. Was You and we'll do it again real soon, not a heck of a lot to talk about baseballwise. We'll see how it goes, but. We to go back in the memory file a little bit. You Got A. Nice wasn't everybody..

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"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

Doug Miles Media

08:08 min | 1 year ago

"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

"Grounds. It could be a ground ball the right side and go on forever. It's so big at the Polo grounds that the bullpen we're actually on the field and right center and left center. So. In, fact Joey him off the tunnel, their former teammate of as and fifty four, and later became a coach and manager, you know. He said he was one of the closest guys that really catch warming up pitchers in the bullpen and and so you know Joe is in the book a bit. Joey Joey seems to be everywhere. He was the third base coach. When Kirk Gibson home run against their sleep, he was the second to last hitter. I believe when when Santa Colfax threw his. Perfect game and He, he was the guy who gave Willie mays his back. When Willie wanted to sit out, because he was feeling ill today, he hit four home runs in Milwaukee and Joey sits down and said listen you know how you feel and I see all mad because and were up all night. because I was throwing up. We had a bad play two ribs. And Joyce has tried this bad. So, what do you mean I'm not playing it just try this. Really goes up to DP and IT'S WACK WACK WACK! Everything's out of the park. He says okay I'll. Put My name back in the lineup, so that was the day hit four home run. In Milwaukee, but you know some great stories then. Storks. Longer than I said, but I just to kind of wrap up my my portion. I remember seeing Willie at the end when it came back to New York, with the mets played in the seventy three world series and not remember at the time I was a young kid, but they were saying Willie was trying to fumbling around center I? Don't remember that was that true. And how did he feel about those last two years in New York? Yeah well you know at forty years old, nineteen, seventy one and I remember this vividly because I'm you know probably thirteen by that? So I cast the end of his career was just fantastic at forty led the league at walks in on base percentage, the at eighteen hundred runs, twenty, three out of twenty six and stolen bases. You know just it number three hitter on the team that won its division. And then following may, he gets traded to the mets. Because he was making so much money one hundred sixty five thousand dollars. Or stone them couldn't afford it apparently, so joan them the mets owner. brought him back to new. York and Joan was a minority owner in the Old New York giants, so her mission was always bring willy back, and Willie had a decent year and seventy two led. Let the mets and OBT, which is over which is on base. Let's lucky. And but the following year you know. He was ready to shut it down and. Just give us one more year. But, now he's in seventy three, and that was his worst season. It's the first time in like you went on the disabled list this is. You know the the epitome of Durability Willie mays. He played one hundred fifty games. thirteen straight seasons you know a record that just you know will will not be much of that streak. During the hundred fifty four game season, so so willie was never out of the lineup, but those last couple of years especially in seventy. Three wasn't doing so well physically it was ribs of the knee and it was the shoulder that bothered. And he sat out pretty much all September because of some broken ribs, he suffered in Montreal and then in the postseason. He's suddenly playing. and. And you wasn't used to the role, but anyway started game one and Oakland in the world series and Went one for four and the mets, lots of the as well getting to what everybody remembers, and that was the game that went extra innings and Willie fell down pursuing a ball and you some images of him at home plate, arguing with the with the umpire, but I I kinda dug deep into that game, and that entire world series talk as many people as I could on the mets and the as. I, came away, thinking well, you know what? I think really meant might have gotten unfair rap talking to Reggie, Jackson who played center field for open by the way, and that world series, and he said that was the most brutal son he's ever played, and we really hadn't played center field for weeks, and he went into pinch run and Then he goes out to center field. He thought he was going out to right field. Make they move them over, so there's a Lo- miscommunication with Yogi Berra so anyway. Sure enough I ball comes to them. There was tried a shoestring catch, missed it and fell down and you know if he did that at twenty five. Nobody would ever remember it, but he did this. When it's finally here, everyone says Oh. You don't be like Willie mays. Don't wait too long before you retire. Retire on top. You know and all this stuff. And then the other image I talked about home plate. You know argument with the on his knees, arguing with Donald Teller the umpire. because. He struck out or Right because Buzz Harrelson us, defending the team, because because of a bad call at the plate, real rate off the. He was saying to see you know and anyway so I always said Hey Ricky Henderson play until he was forty, five forty, six in independent leagues. And you know. He wore number twenty four for Willie mays. He's told me and said Hey, you knock a guy for wanting to play longer you know then his than than his prime, but so anyway. Some great stories you know in the mets included you know. He had a great time to New York didn't WanNa get traded, but what he did. He realize that you know this is a great opportunity. And then Joan gave him like tenure personal service contracts to hang around. Longer in New York and he. You know love doing that, but now he works for the giants. He's got a lifetime contract, and he's perfectly content doing what he's doing now. Just waiting for this sheltering to end, so he can go out and enjoy some baseball again like all are done nation, my last question and the last point is how long did it take you? And how did you decide to making it twenty four segments nicer number. How long did it take you to put this all together? Well great question because I asked him fifteen years ago. about a book project and the first thing he said and this is. After years of building trust with the man because you know covering the giants, that's no baseball writer. See Him a lot in the clubhouse. Right a lot about him and you know. He was willing to pick up the phone and answer my questions be. Knowing. That I've written about him a lot, so there must have been some trust in there. You got a little close and I asked him fifteen years ago about a book project. And he said well senior spoken classrooms, and and that's why we kind of went the inspirational route with the with the life lessons, not just the lead stories but maybe not until the very end my editor and the trend. Aguilar actually came up with the title. We're battling okay now. What do we call it? And then he said twenty four said. Why do we come up with that fifteen years ago? Because it's so perfect we had about that. Many chapters in every chapter has a life lesson leading into the chapter and the iconic number I mean my God the giants play at Twenty Four Willie Mays, plaza and and Like I said Ricky were twenty four because of him, Ken. Griffey were twenty four because of Ricky and Rick Perry, the basketball player who grew up in New Jersey, for were twenty four, because Willie 'cause he used to see him at the Polo grounds all the time and. On and on and on all these great players who up in and. Around these parts twenty four is. is a big part of. Like I always have to have. A Password with twenty, four, hundred or a phone number with twenty four, and I'm not the only one growing up here. You know you you idolizer bad and you know you wanted to be twenty four and as as a kid growing outlet That's that's the story man and it's It was a privilege an honor to hang out with Willie for so long. We spent more than twenty more than one hundred hours together on the project because the bath. We figured it out and. Interviewed more than two hundred people for.

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"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

Doug Miles Media

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

"Ball. And a little bit more damage rather than just trying to drive through everybody Willey made that transition all by himself because he was around, he wasn't necessarily right center field. No and you couldn't be dead center hitter because it was four hundred eighty three for Blake. GonNa hit home runs at the center, and even the gaps were. You couldn't even see the wall out there so far. Really. Wasn't that big polar You know he's. He's spread it out. In fact, he was told by Leo. He said hey you know used the whole field you know there was a year he was in a bunch of home. Runs the All Star break and and Leo will. Say. You know he's off on home runs. Do More of everything, so he scored more grand more. For a higher average, and and and then he gets into candlestick park where you still can pull the ball because the wind is gonNA. Drag it down and that's when he really learn. The power you know in terms of getting the ball out into the stream and right center. That's where the ball's GONNA fly. And you look at Willie mays video in young kids out there, and you can pull the ball, you know. you know, go through the five six whole you see him. Hitting every which way and it's just about the standard batting stance. You know he lunges. Aggressive story told me when comparing Hank Aaron with Willie mays. Is that you know we just get up there slowly? Take a couple of pitchers, and said Willie. mays would just go up swinging. He's like swinging before he's in the box and so aggressive. and. That's probably why Mansell walked a lot more than as you know Willie whether the most patient hitter, but it you know he. He stepped in the bucket. He had an open stance. You know look like he was getting fooled by pitch and he'd take it. The right field is just bizarre of their success. He had, and he was only five hand. That's what is officially and I used to write that all the time John. That's a good story, but you made a mistake. What do you mean I'm five eleven. I said okay well from that point on. The book he's five eleven if he thinks he's five eleven then he's five eleven. That's it. Yeah. He did a lot and he you know he's the only. There's only one other player in history and the five hundred home run club, and that's a lot shorter and Willie Mae. So you know out propound. And so many other ways we use the great. Go for. The. Polo grounds was still. Hermel. Was Two hundred sixty five said he went down the line homerun run. The ball. You know the the poor works right at four, hundred, fifty, four, hundred and sixty feet and really. Runs forever to track it down. But how is that the one one? It was by dusty Rhodes in the tenth any little puff fly over the two hundred fifty nine towards signed right. So, so it's like half the distance of the works ball, but you got game winner in the then. They went up sweeping the Indian. It's not how you doing is when you do it exactly. Yeah, but you know what, maybe, maybe we wouldn't think so highly of Willie without the full of Brown's. He would have never made that cats at any other stadium. Detroit it's the furthest center field right now, and you know added another forty feet at thirty feet, whatever it was, and that's where willy caught the also it. It was great played there because we would not have seen that. You know the most famous catch of all time if there was any other facility. I remember two or three players hit went out to Senator Joe. ADCOCK was one exactly. Yeah, he he. Serve who I don't remember the other two, but I know there were there were three that did it. Well Aaron did and another one. You'd be surprised Lou, Brock. People. Yeah and so. You know. It's like three or four people ever did it android. And You know maybe batting practice, but but even Willie said he never took it out there in batting practice, but. It's I mean. I just can't imagine Playing on a plane in Ballpark that the center field that you like a rumor, you don't even know they're just goes on and on. But. He was crowder. remastered at the. Not Offense. Prouder the catch obviously, but prouder of making the turn throwing the ball back in the second base. Yeah, and that's that's the beauty of that play and people refer to it as the patch, but in his mind. It was the throw because Because it was the eighth inning of game. One and L. Rosen was on I and the Larry. Doby was on second and we're the ball, a country, mile and or Willie. Talking to announce that he felt he had it all the way and team mates talk about how you know. He's half his love, and whenever he top this love, you know he's going to make the cash, but the whole six and a half second. Sequence, from the time. Hits the bat until Willie releases the ball Williams thinking, throw throw throw I gotta make sure nobody scores, so he makes this beautiful cats and turns and throws strike the second base l.. Rosen has to retreat the first and all Gobi could do is tag and go second third. And Willie said in that Ballpark oftentimes he was able to score from second on a deep fly in the gap or dead center, because it was just so far, and it was such a long row you needed one or two guys with as he got it back so quickly and had such a good arm. That the Indians did not score, and that preserved the two to tie, and then again dusty Rhodes. It's the walk off home, run and. And then you know Indian team that won one hundred and eleven games the most ever. At the time and hundred and fifty four game season, so that that momentum. really carried the team because if he doesn't make that catch suddenly, the giants are down couple run. Maybe it's no question they also. Had One of the best fifties the nineteen. Ever put together. The important issue about John? Sense Somebody Games out there. For. The design of the new ballpark was supposed to in mine line. Give the triple back to the game Polo grounds, the trip was a big with a big part of the game because of the way, the world who situated death. But the walls were. The ball would bounce. You had an excellent chance to get either inside at Parker run. A triple and I. design, the new ballplayers is still has. The ability. Well. It's funny you ask you. It's always been for twenty one out to right center, and they nickname triples alley. Because all you have to do is get it out there, and you can keep running and a lot of stand up triples at this place, but you know what so this year went from four twenty, one to four fifteen. They moved it up a bit, and they moved dead center from three ninety nine to three ninety one. Because they move, the bullpen mounts from in foul territory to beyond the outfield wall, so The can't see it because they're not allowed in, they can see it on. It's still triples alley. I mean that's still a long way to go for fifteen. Greater Spreading. Player one of the most plays in baseball I I. Love Opportunity To get the triple. Parts. You don't see too many of them. Don't right especially with these tiny parks Symmetrical Parks You don't see strange. Maybe Fenway you know. The giants Park San Diego maybe but but otherwise Yeah, that's that's unfortunate and Willie mays and a bunch of triple You know he likes to run and. You hit it in the Polo.

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"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

Doug Miles Media

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

"When for twenty five is trying to lock her in Lille comes up to them. So what's wrong? Man in Willy as he says in the book, it says this is too fast for you know wasn't. Young willing overwhelmed for just a couple of weeks. And and says listen you know you don't get it on the thing. We just need you to do what you're doing out there centerfield catching everything that's out there. Protecting our team protected our pitching staff, and you know from from that point on. He started hitting and six hundred and sixty home runs later. He's in the hall of fame. Was Leo Looking back? Bunch of managers but Leo was his guy from. and. There was no there anyone you know had Alvin dark yet Herman, Franks. A lot of others charlie clocks, but but nobody really compared to the first meal Durocher. Didn't hermit francs. I think I read somewhere. Maybe maybe had any book as well. I didn't get to that chapter, but then Herman Franks kind of set willy up financially because Herman. Franks was a very successful businessman, wasn't he? You're exactly right. He did in the late sixties when Herman manage the team, and by the way they finished second. Five years in a row looks these over nineteen, but there were so many teams that were good. You know from the car noticed the dodgers you. Had All these famers, and they didn't win anything but Yeah Herman. Franks set him up financially because he was great and investments. He kind of took Williamson. And right about that time he bought the home that he still lives in the Bay Area Pretty Nice Pants, and you know Kinda stared them the right way, and you know for that reason and the baseball side. He looked up to Herman as well and was a coach back in New, York and Alvin dark was his team mate back in new? York so it seemed like His favorite managers had something to do with that. Initial New York giants. You mentioned Charlie Fox. He had a lot of managerial jobs and a lot of jobs around the. And so what? Guy, but he was a tough guy. He played for them. Yeah, they're really set of rules. Yeah, and you know what you know what? A great stat. Willie mays from eighteen fifty four the year he came out of the army, and won the MVP and made the cats at the polo grounds. Till the day he retired with seventy three minutes. The dodgers had won manager Walter Alston run. Meanwhile, the giants had just Congo Line of men. There's a lot of them were kind of drinking buddies Sephora going them. and. And you know they weren't. That's managers of all. I'd and maybe for that reason I. mean the giant had the best record in the sixties and one. Has the best at the most wins in the sixties, any pitcher I mean they were a great team, but they just didn't win any world series. For whatever reason then you know, some bad luck or Whatever happened along the way now impact Orlando Cepeda blame some of it Alvin dark kind of There are some race relations problems back in the early sixties with the Lou brothers in. March L. and mccovey in days, and you know I'll dark You. Know stared a Lotta guys wrong, but the great story in the book about how later in life he went up to each of these guys and apologize I mean he didn't want the Spanish speaking. Spanish in the three blue brothers were teammates. And they're gonNa tell their dad is sleeping told me that they would. This manager. Here wouldn't even let's talk Spanish in in our own our own language in our clubhouse so. We had to start speaking English. Once we left the parking lot and walked into the clubhouse, it was it was tough. But I'll seem to be the peacekeeper in the united remember he was the guy who brought Johnny Roseborough off the field after Marshall clubbed him with the bat about. Late in the giant dodger, seasonally big old rivalry aided weekend a series big exchange, and you look at the pictures. It was as who actually grab Roseborough and dragged them off to the. Other side of the field of mid A. Dodger blue, so you know every every chapter seems to have the same kind of thing where he's the united in the peacekeeper and the guy who tries to bring people together on the field and all. John Shays, our guest, twenty four life stories and lessons from the say. Hey, kid is the name of the book about of course Willie mays. You mentioned Willy in the army for missed about a season. Maybe almost two seasons. You look at his stats six hundred sixty home runs if he doesn't have the army duty. He Probably Beats Babe Ruth Right. No, you're exactly right. He was rookie of the fifty one and fifty two. He gets called into the military and misses the rest of that season. He misses all fifty three comes back and fifty four, and it's the hottest ticket in town and New York with the three center fielders three teams. That was the center of the universe as far as baseball was concerned, but it was the break who captured everybody's hearts in the game and play the game with joyful exuberance, but. Yeah his first two years out of the army hit ninety two home runs. And imagine if he just hit sixty in the years, he missed in the military. Well, you've finished with sixty sixty now. You're seven twenty. That's more than the bait. So you're right. It could have been willy and not hey. Who broke that record? WHO BROKE BABES? But but When I over I. Bring it up to the job. What's wrong with six? And I say yeah, you're right. That's pretty good. He never fell. Ba- I mean obviously you went the military and bad about that. I mean he that was his duty. He did it right, so he didn't regret. Oh, yeah. For sure and it wasn't like Jerry, Coleman or Ted Williams, who were in battle I mean it was Willie mays and Whitey Ford and Gianni, Agnelli and new combines played baseball in the military. You know why you know. Since the boost the morale of the troops and you know they were there for entertainment reasons, and and you know darn proud of it i. mean that was the role and you know they? They took it seriously, and Nelly told me in fact the Kinda used that for minor leagues because he wasn't a big leaguer until he came out and then right after he gets out. He's straight to the giants, and he's the best pitcher in the National League Williams Best Hitter in the National League. They win the world. Series and in La Actually asked me said Ma- maybe you could ask Willie because I never knew the answer to this that that maybe was Willie who recommended to the management to trade for me because I really went off when I when? When I went to the giants, just throwing down the plate, and Willie would run it out at the Polo grounds, but but Willey said no to anything. you know everyone? Do you know how good he would be? And and you know he might have put in a good word, but he's not the winning swung rattray, but yeah, so he came out of the military and. you know the ninety two home runs, but yeah it. It could've been could've been willing. It's should have been willing, but you know he he'd never complained about that. One of the most interesting things about Willie is talking about the home runs and tremendous records that he was able to establish, but nine at night and watch baseball today. Keep saying well. You know like he's probably hitters finally decided at the ball, right? Fielder hit the.

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"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

Doug Miles Media

08:01 min | 1 year ago

"john shea" Discussed on Doug Miles Media

"When he hit stuff phoned his long don May. Hit seem more than camping sweetens the best. Laid. East the ball. It'll. Say That's the man we're gonNA. Be Talking about the next few minutes. William as the say, Hey, kid and Doug Miles Down Henderson back with you here on Sports, talk and a great new book just came out about a month ago called twenty four life stories and lessons from the say, kid written with Willie mays and author who joined us right now. He's been with the San Francisco Chronicle of covering baseball for a long time. John Shea and Don Great Welcome John to the show today. Well. It certainly is John Welcome to the show number one and number two I. Don't know if you go back quite as far as I do I saw Willie play. With the trend giants when I signed the contract, and of course, when it went into the that was the only there for about two and a half reach, and he was with the big club, the grounds but A Long Long Time Willie. Mays, a great, great player and. Very interesting talking to you because I said a little bit ago. Which before you came on? You've made this twenty four segments matching. It's number which I thought was very interesting. How did you go about that? If I want to hear more about the Trenton giants. Fan that's incredible. That's really. He loves talking about that team that how how they took him in and. Kinda terrible, it was all white league, and exactly Willie Mays, coming out of the Negro, leagues and the giant sign them and. Send them to Trenton, and he's the only minority not only on the scene, but the whole. Of these guys look out for them and has some good stories about him, but. you know it's it. It's pretty cool, but starts. There was a guy on that team second basement. Harry Ace Bell. Who who coached Mike Social back in high school and when Willie went to? Presidential Medal of freedom. He asked spell to to come with them. Because ACE lives out there in New Jersey. And so ace accompanied him to the White House they haven't seen each other decade. But he reached out to. and must have liked them back then, but I'm not sure how much they get in contact with. They were posing with President. Obama at the White House together. Yeah for all these years. tranchet joining us, and Jonah happened to see on Youtube. They've been putting up a lot of clips from. Remember the old Ed Sullivan Show and they put up one believe yesterday and they put up. Willie mays on with ED given some batting tips as Edward say to the youngsters, so like to have sports figures on and what he was on this nineteen sixty six, did you have you had to see that? I sure did and and I I texted the the to helped me the most with the book I on the editorial side, the and the photography side and say it's all been scooped us with these. Was Good. All those years later. We you know we came up with the book. The lead stories lessons from the say, Hey, kid, but that was pretty good. Willie, talking about batting tips, but also you know helping kids and doing the right thing in life and there's. A lot of pictures, but that was the first time I ever saw video. It's pretty good, that's. That's what the book about it. It's really made. His life that's is it's a story. It's his career, but you know, but more than that you know he. He's the right road and in a lot of ways that maybe others others bidding. He came from an improvisation environment that he overcame and You know the the deep South and segregated Birmingham and you know he just made the best of it at every turn, and wouldn't let the biggest win and you know. ever quit kept kept pushing and overcame so much in his life and his career. To become the person he became, and now it's it was a thrill to work with Willie and present this. That's the easiest thing in the world that along that amount of time to put together twenty four segment. Wife Story on, we'll even go back for or ego back far enough to talk about his stickball days when he was playing at the polar grand, and he's on his way home after a game. You play stickball with the kids that he's talking about that at all. Yeah, he sure did. He went into depth about that. Expect it's the final chapter. It's Fan tribute chapter in which he really calls attention to the to the kids out there and that was you know the prime example. Example here's the Great Willie Mays, fifty one rookie of the year fifty four MVP, and before he walks over the polo grounds that just the hop skip and a jump from his apartment. He's out in the streets, playing spitball with the kids in Harlem and just fantastic photography, great images of the day, but more than that the storytelling that really provide is just unparalleled. How you know it. Was You know he? He's got to say hey, foundation. Now that you know he works with kids. To this day, and it always was a big part of his life, but Yeah, there's a whole chapter on on the AM hanging out. And he said you know I never knew this, but he said when he grew up. In the south. they call it. stickball in New York, and so we're not what's fun? So what are we gonNA stick ball. We hit it well, man. We call that pop ball. You know he's got A. Cut Off your? Mom In in the hall, and and then get some kind of ball and hit it Yeah, we played that different version. We played in a long island a little differently. You went up to a school yard. He painted a strike box and you could play with two guys that way I don't know if you guys did that out. Were you grew up John I know Dan. You knew what that was about, but those kind of long island way of playing stickball. We're football's or tennis ball heading that. If, you could curve it. You get hit the guy but. But, but if the curves over in gets that box, instill strike. Yeah, it was. Really. I guess I guess back then, and you know better than I, but it was like neighborhoods versus neighborhood. You're one of the state ball players on your walk your something then and and you know. These were either battles, but Because of the lack of fields around you know the region they took their ball plans to the streets. It's pretty impressive. John had to settle reykdal about Leo Durocher because when he first came up. Don't go really shaky. Start and Leo is pulling aside and said look. You know my center and you're going to play, and that sort of turned the corner million. As first. Couple of weeks in the. Yeah and Willie after he left Trenton, he had a great year that those the interstate feed league, and that's right out of high school, and then the following year it opens up in Minneapolis now that was the low easier for Willie because it was integrated team Integrated League, and he just enjoyed it, and the fans loved him. There was sitting four seventy seven at the end of May. And he was thinking. It's great. You're all year. Leo Calls Them Up? Willy we need you and he said. What do you mean not five here? You don't need me. Scuffling? Games under five hundred and kind of in a low right, and wanted him all along for a stone him and said. Hey, you know we're going to go easy on this kid you know he's. At the time he was only nineteen years old and Spring Training Lille wanted them right away. So finally Leo Talk or stone m the owner into bringing them up in late May, and he went from hitting four, seventy, seven, scuffling with the New York giants You know over twelve winter twenty five. And Warren Spahn you know gave up the only hit a home run at the Polo grounds over the Left left-field roof. And and one. Tracing Locker crying and Leo Leo was just that you know everything like a second father. Just the perfect guy for Willie at the time never hollered at him never. Embarrassed a never did any of that. Let Willy Willy, but.

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"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

06:29 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"I read John Shea all weekend and I said, I'm getting the feeling that it's weird out there at third and King s so let's take it from the man himself. We're prying him off the best seller list for a few minutes here, where 24 remains on the bestseller list. Congratulations. John Schaefer. The great Willie Mays book. My Kid is reading it this summer. So John Shea, welcome back on the home a guest line. How you doing, man? Good morning. Oh, good. How you guys doing? We're doing good man. Congrats on the book. What do you do to sit? You sit, sit back every day and just just stare at the best seller list. You know, I never knew how valuable it was to have Lilli Mays as Coop. Do you know what they say? Ah, I mean, good writers borrow great, wider steel and And great writers ally themselves of Willie Mays. That's what they do and they go, man. Um dude, am I right? Is it Are you experiencing total weirdness out there? Absolutely never never anything like this before. Not even close. That 94 94 5 strike covering replacement players when you just knew this wasn't right. This was very But we never wore masks. You know, we never sat six or eight or 10 feet apart. We never didn't have access to the field or the manager of close. It's always through zoom phone calls, texts, whatever. But there's all kinds of Weirdness out there is it is a even able to kind of function. You don't mean like given that they're all squeezed into this one spot, And I read that they're doing like three different shifts. I mean, Kappler and his crew are there from like sunrise to sunset and I mean, how's as that house the day to day operation from your view? Well, from our view, which is roughly 11 o'clock to two o'clock kind of a three hour window, so we don't Have access to all three groups. And you're right. It does go throughout the day. So we haven't for instance, seeing the younger guys like Ramos and barred Luciano and those fellas because they're so early and they're gone by the time we get there. But I think our access is going to change so that we would be able to say the younger guys early. And later in the day will be able to hook up with the third group. You know, For the most part, we're just kind of seeing posie and belt and Crawford and those guys in the group that we're there, but it's it is strange. I mean, I could I could, uh, I could explain what it's like in the press box if you'd like. Please do have course. Yeah, well, no, There's there's there's well. First of all there's tape to designate and you guys have been there a 1,000,000 times. But there's a maximum of 35 people that includes photographers who are out and about But we haven't gotten close to that. I think yesterday was 17. You'll get more with the Games start, obviously, because you'll have visiting writers come in. Maybe, and those would be part of the 35 but You know, there's there's tape to designate Sitting areas six feet apart or more and only enough chairs to use at those areas. Obviously, everyone's in masks, but of the media folk who were there the 1st 3 days if you could picture I mean, I'm on. I'm on the far in where the first base side like Andy is way over on the other side where Mick Peters used to sit over on that corner as you know, and and Alex is over there as well. In between. There's Maria deter, fill it in for Kari will be back today. Mark Sanchez can't BR does a great job He's He's in there as well, Henry that they have They have an option to sit outside in front of the press box and tables were set up, and that's where Henry is. But I mean, there's only two places to go spring training. You have full access of everything. But in 2.0, there's the press box in the arcade. You can go walk beyond beyond Arcade would see the activities in the outfield or the new bullpen's and get a cool view of the cove. That's where I noticed the McCovey statue missing by the way. But you go in the press box. One way the far end where we're Andean them sit. And then you exit another way through that door behind the elevator on the backside there, But we have zoom calls every day. There's no There's no closeness with with anybody in uniform. There's no contact on the field or off and like, for example, the media guys just came in the other day and And ah, represented from the media relations staff is holding this big box. So that your picking out your own media guy, you know, he won't even give you one and that the water in the back There's like a You know each little plastic container water a foot apart from the next, But it's all it's all so real. And then obviously the four haunting words from Buster Posey. What are we doing? He's looking at all of us on a screen from the clubhouse and we're asking them this questions. We all got Max on and he said, I'm looking at a computer screen. All your guys have masks. What are we doing? That's God. It was haunting about that Come. We've been talking about it on the show all the way. Kind of see that him and do little gave the signature quotes of the weekend, you know about, Doolittle said. Sports is the reward of a functioning society, and we're not functioning right now. Really? So in the time we've been talking John ESPN just reported, Nick Markakis is opting out not to play now. I'm just wondering, asking you to sort of conjecture or guests. Best guess they're supposed to release the scheduled today at three o'clock. Does this thing does this get going? They're going to do it, or is it going to get canceled? You know, I've said for weeks. There's 0%. I don't know if I'm going to budge from that. I just don't see this happening. I just don't know and I it everyday people. Superstars are either testing positive for opting out there second guessing the system when you have Mike Trout, the best in the game. Buster Posey, a six time all star, suggesting that they might opt out, you know, based on their families and everything these heir to the voted Ball players in the game..

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"john shea" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"News here. Breaking Goto a range from three days ago, I found my old golf clubs I bought years ago Barely used them. Okay? And I took my driver out and I just practice swinging. That's all I did. I just kind of don't do. They're swinging that he always don't you young you could. You could. You don't. Don't make the mistake I made well driver away. Put the driver away. Get somebody to teach you the shortcake. Get him to teach it a chip but hit out of the sand. You're right. And when they give me the guy's phone number, because I need help When I say how how? What? What do they say to pro Se? You drive for show you can go and 100% Corey. Here's the problems. I'm watching these professionals and I'm enamored by Bryson de Shambo, and All I want to do is hit the ball as far as I can. That's what's intriguing to me in this moment is just getting it and just hit the ball as far as I can. That's my injury alone right now. Guess what? One day you will write one off the tee that sail right in the neck hole. You'll get that drive around and your top it it'll go 20 yards. That's exactly right. Probably right. And you know what? How it could be in back to back holes that he does. Yeah, probably. How high will you I throw those clubs away now and run so fast. They just felt so much you live five years longer. Ah, You know what I need? How any baseball back If baseball back I probably wouldn't even be thinking about any of this kind of stuff. Area go, They'll be a Daytona. Tell Miss Howe you all the time. There'll be a day when that's the only game left going to be able to play. True. That's why I took it up. You know that. I don't play cards. I hate cars. I'm not bringing anyone on the outside. I want to be out there. And actually, you know, that's the beauty of your out there. You actually you know, you hit the ball. I mean, you know you're actually playing a game outside, right? It's maddening, but it's fun. It is how he great talking. You can't wait to hear you do volunteer to call the Games, man. Guys. Thanks so much. It'll be great to be back in business. Let's just hope that you know, we We get started and finished without interruption. That's not everybody's safe and health. And you guys stay safe. And well, you know how you view Well, good. Solve any man. Great. How great how heroes. You'll actually be able to hear him after us. We're going to do a Saturday show between 10 and 12. How he's on right after that, and then him and Susan had been doing shows every Sunday morning and hopefully soon You'll hear him. He'll hear Susan John doing the Yankees and we'll get baseball back. We'll come right back it back your phone calls at 877337 66 66. John Shea, the author of 24 Life stories and lessons from the say, Hey, kid, Great book, he wrote with Willie Mays will join us coming up a little bit later on your calls. Next on going Roberts on the fan. Many dealers Khun sell you Toyo tires, but only town fair. 13 million veterans are over the age of 50 and at a higher risk for contracting Corona virus are veterans are also subject to losing their income during these uncertain times..

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"john shea" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"We'd love to get Bobby on. By the way. I mean, we tried. We tried. Yeah, no way. He's respectfully declined respectfully the time that he got into the thing I forget who the official score was When he got into the whole thing about the official scorer and not given what I was giving him an era or or or him not giving him any hit. Whatever it was, I remember that he made a big deal about it. So yeah, I got a Google that I remember hearing about it had to be his first. Probably the first year he was there. Fire. Here we go. Bobby Bonilla was from June of 1992. So you're right get called up, basically trying to get a new official score decision changed. Trying to see in the article where it's I'll look it up. Er give me an answer. There was discord. We know that I got to go through the article. I'll find it during our first break. Let me know what I do remember is that I don't know. It might have been him that that also does not. Make yourself a little good with the New York fans. The first year you that you're here that your griping about an official scores? No. I mean now absolute, really any time it goes off But his legend has lived on because of tomorrow because of the fact he gets over a $1,000,000 every year. Like I said, I have great I respect I like him now more than I did when he played for the Mets. I just if you conclude a pro, you are a brilliant but you are brilliant. Or at least his agent is brilliant. Well, whoever whoever came up with three idea it was, you know, Look, it's on Bobby's watch, so I give him I'm going to give him the credit outside. So you you have not organized that into your contract at the fan that 25 years from now what? I'm trying to get paid for the whole year trying to get paper yet. I'm working. I understand what five years from now open and we'll get to your phone calls coming up. The great Howie Rose will join us at three o'clock on this potential baseball season. John Shea, the author of 20 for Life stories and Lessons from the Say, Hey, kid, Great book that I read. And a lot else to talk about. Throughout the next four hours, 877337 66.

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"john shea" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

12:49 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on KGO 810

"It was written by Willie Mays and John Shea John Shea is a sports writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and he is with us right now on the path Thurston program I'm I'm I'm just so happy that he's here to talk about his new book a John thanks for being with us this afternoon well thank you Pat how are you I am so good I have been reading this book all day today and taking so many notes and so I go back and forth back and forth this book is so much fun it's so good it's got so many stories and you know Willie Mays is you know his voice is heard in this book it's just it's just absolutely fantastic so I want to start by saying congratulations well thank you I I have a feeling numb I'm going to get that's the questions I've never been asked before well I hope that that is true because that's kind of what I like to do so you know Willie Mays of course is just an icon in the bay area he's such a hero but he's a hero to baseball I think that his his heroism in the sport it goes way beyond the bay area it goes across the country especially with people actually play the game my boss just told me before I came on the yearly hammer he said that he was that somehow he told the meeting that Willie Mays also attended several years back he has said he approached Willie Mays and he said to him I have to know we hammer because for him to even talk at this Mr Mays I'm Lee hammer the program director of KNBR radio he was going to ask him for an autograph and he said Willie Mays replied I know who you are the lady said it made his life as he said the greatest five words that he probably has ever heard in his life that's how important Willie Mays is to people so first of all John you you wrote this with Willie Mays how long have you known him did you be friend him in order to write his story well nineteen eighty eight I started covering the giants and I grew up in the bay area I caught the tail end of his career late sixties early seventies so you always idolize the man the way he did things on the field and really once I got to know about him and read about him and watch him what he did off the field and that's kind of the genesis of the books not just life stories but life lessons there really was a life that people it also took highly upset you know there's some other ball players along the way including Mickey mantle who biked out of live the lifestyle the Willie did and who did not yes I mean it would make you about every night and it you know it this is late night because stories are well documented along with some of his Yankee teammates so we have a certain career and really didn't really play till he was forty two and was good until he was forty well with the seventy one giants he had a very good year yeah he stole twenty three out of twenty six spaces yet eighteen home runs he led the league in walks and on base percentage and was that three hitter for a team that won the division so then I got traded the best the following may but yeah so I I I go back to nineteen eighty eight it was just a matter of overtime becoming the national baseball writer at the chronicle allowing you to kind of step back and look at stories will differently rather than the intense day to day pursuit of the team that allowed me to get the normal Omar and he built up that trust that that that I'm teaching myself about to this day so yeah that that that relationship led to this in fifteen years ago I did ask him about a book and he said I would like to see this book in classrooms well I would I would too all right let's go over some things his and this comes directly from the book mais cumulative accomplishments are unparalleled six hundred and sixty home runs three thousand two hundred eighty three hits three hundred thirty eight stolen bases twelve straight gold glove awards twenty four all star game appearances as well as his five tool proficiency there is a six tool by the way hitting for average and power fielding throwing and base running perhaps more than any player in history a case can be made that anyone of mazes tools is as a leader as the next he runs as well as he hits as well as he defends there's no clear answer as to which is his best tool or worst for that matter which really makes him stand out an absolute standout but I want to go back a little bit you know you can't ignore race when you talk about black players who were stand outs particularly at the time Willie Mays began playing professional ball we all know that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier Willie Mays wasn't far after that in the end he suffered racism he suffered isolation for a period of time Jackie Robinson is criticize Willie for not being more of an activist for civil rights how will he respond to that criticism and do you think it was fair well I didn't know who was I don't know if it was fair or not and so I did the research for this book you always thought what Jackie said at the time and this from a nineteen sixty four book he wrote the oral history of immigration in baseball and he had many players black and white who contributed to this book but Willie would this was nineteen sixty four Jackie had been retired for many years Chad came out the data came out in fifty eight mmhm Jackie was retired a year or two before then so by sixty four you he was heavy into the civil rights movement or at least the beginning of it and you wanted to make a difference so he wrote this book but Willie wouldn't participate so he was very critical of Willie in the book and there after publicly saying well he didn't do an event doing enough for the black pause for the African American because so you know a bit maze was hurt you know that these these were words that really got to welly and he was always taught as Jackie Robinson went to junior college he went to UCLA he married Rachel he was in the military he spent time in the Negro leagues he was signed in his late twenties by branch Rickey to be the first African American major leaguer and he spent a year in Montreal in triple a and only then did he get called up by Brooklyn well you can establish personal season person somebody who has seen the country in the world and was savvy and all kinds of ways and he fought discrimination at a level that was just hello yes correct he was a he was a god and Willie Mays a year out of high school graduation never went to college and we didn't really have those opportunities where he was from in the Birmingham area he was the center fielder for the New York Giants a year after high school graduation playing on the polo grounds so that always told them they listen and don't say anything just play the game hard do all you can for your team and leave it at that and Willie lived much of his life by those words thank you much it's so much in the book about how he expressed himself he his whatever entertainment value or showboating for the fans are entertaining the fans all that came out of his play and so he played his best he did his best and did he believe that that in and of itself with inspirational and help to accept other black players that came after yeah it was his joyful exuberance is it isn't boy hood type personality that the reason you play the game you go back to when you're a boy or a girl why do I love this game because it's fun not because it's a business or not because any of this other stuff that goes around the attic at it in a world of a professional ball player but yeah so I went around to all the people who were younger than Willie and that included Hank Aaron who is only three years younger but much younger like Joe Morgan and and Reggie Jackson the Maury wills that looked up to Willie greatly yeah Frank Robinson the Bob Kendrick the president of the Negro league museum I I interviewed presidents Bill Clinton was instrumental in this race chapter and all over each one of them talked about how Willie was a difference maker in the civil rights movement not because he said a lot publicly but because he said a lot to us privately and Bill Clinton just a wonderful quote it said Willie Mays made it absurd to be a racist yeah yeah and the way Clinton sees it you know lords can help change people but mostly it's through indelible images it's not just words and actions of lasting images in the bigots who rooted for Willie I did and stood and cheered for this amazing athlete this wonderful five tool baseball player who could do it all and had fun doing it never got booted up its fields never got glued on the road anywhere Dodger Stadium that's what almost looked in the mirror and instead white white white X. wet wipes what what why am I racist you know what why love Willie Mays is ridiculous and that's that's what Clinton was saying Willie Mays made it absurd to be racist when he came to San Francisco if the heat became had it what it was a little tough because he came in the shadow of Joe DiMaggio tell us about that well this is Joe DiMaggio's town you know the folks in North Beach and throughout the city had one pop ball player and that was Joe DiMaggio the greatest centerfielder whoever left he's he's one of us he came from here he played at seals stadium he played center field he played seven Cisco well there's no major league baseball then in the eighties grabbed him and he became a hero in the Bronx and years later the giants moved west in fifty eight and they have their own centerfielder kid name made and suddenly he's playing Joe's position in Joe's stadium in Jos town and it was rough on Willie early because he wasn't accepted as he was accepted in New York and imagine that you know the statue at the ballpark twenty four Willie Mays plaza cable car number twenty four but in nineteen twenty four chapters in your book thank you end of title twenty four but yet yeah it it it took a little while believe it or not for some people in the media some people who came to games as fans because they had Makabe and separated these young promising a giant players that they love because they were not you know started their careers in stem Cisco not New York so overtime obviously willing one over everybody and why would me yeah well I wouldn't exactly so one of my favorite stories and there's a picture also of this is Willie Mays when he got to town and they set him up in an apartment a downstairs apartment in San Francisco kids would come to his door and they wanted him to come out play stick ball and I'll be darned he did and there's a picture of Willie Mays played stickball it is delightful tell us about that yeah that was actually back in Harlem that was here well never met you yet no no still but it was the early fifties and will will he didn't know where to go in New York so they set him up you're right with the with an apartment just walking distance from the Polo Grounds but when kids in the neighborhood learns the great Willie Mays was their neighbor they use the pound on the window every morning wake up Willie wake ups and finally come out around ten o'clock in play stickball with the kids in the streets of Harlem can you imagine I could have said that and it went on and on you know fifty one eighty when the military fifty two came back in fifty four so he's still doing it in fifty four if anyone played baseball you got it you know he did go to go four for four stick ball and then for for for the Polo Grounds that's so funny I I just love that story it is set because it kinda represents who he is he's though about other people do so about kids he's so giving these just seem to be so kind to everybody and you don't think of a professional players being.

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"john shea" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"We're GONNA spend the hour with a man that I've known for a long time. Fine author journalist when it comes to baseball and he has written a book along with the Great Willie mays now when I say has written a book along with them it's not like he's reporting on Willie mays he really has set it up. So Willy could respond to different things and talk about his life as career and his philosophies. I think you're gonNA find it very very interesting. By the way don't forget about the sports byline fan poll. If pro sports game started and fans could attend. Would you feel safe going to a game very interesting question and I think as we move maybe a little bit closer to opening up the country and bringing things back. It's something that we have to think about. So far the voting the fans say sixty two percent of you say yes thirty eight percent of you say no and speaking of that Major League Baseball and the Players Association continued to discuss a plan that would permit them to have a modified twenty twenty season. The main sticking points are believed to be the health of players coaches and other essential game day staff as well as player compensation and the League is developing document that will address testing guidelines for travel and lodging. And how the League would react if and won a player and a staff member test positive for the corona virus the league's ability to access tests in an ethical way as well as its contingency plans for what happens when someone is infected with cove in nineteen are paramount to the realism of any plan. I think you'll find this very interesting. And insightful our because we're going to spend it with John Shea John Shea as well recognized national baseball writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. He's written for other books and he has known Willie mays for some time so they got together and maize wanted to write a book that talk more not only about his playing days and how other people viewed him and everything but really about the philosophies that he has lived his life by this book is called twenty four life stories and lessons from the say. Hey Kid the book is full of poignant and timeless stories and reflections from Willie as well as tales for many others who played major roles in his career.

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"john shea" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"John Shea first still on the job and with your new sounds after news headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer president Donald Trump today defended his administration's handling of the corona virus pandemic lashing out at his democratic rivals and the media which he contends is not accurately reported the actions he's taken as for any disagreement with the nation's chief infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci trump downplayed that out she noted the administration was responsive when he and other health experts called for nationwide the negation efforts the president listened to the recommendation and went to the mitigation the next second time that I went with doctor Burke's into the president said fifteen days are not enough we need to go thirty days she says the president also agreed to that phone she's remarks follow a separate interview where he said lives could have been saved had the country shut down sooner we said that was a hypothetical trump meanwhile continued to say he is the one who will decide when to re open the country in an unprecedented move the U. S. Supreme Court announced today it will hear oral arguments by telephone in may and news organizations will be able to post audio of the arguments life as NPR's Nina Totenberg reports justices previously canceled arguments in March and April because of covert nineteen now however roughly half of those arguments will be heard by remote telephone hook up with the remainder of the arguments from this spring to be heard in October when the court is set to begin a new term among the time sensitive cases to be heard in may are three cases involving congressional and grand jury subpoenas for some of president trump's financial records trump is claiming presidential immunity from the subpoenas which all were upheld by the lower courts another case set to be argued next month tests the constitutionality of state laws that punish or remove electoral college delegates who refused to cast their ballots in the presidential election for the candidate they had pledged to support.

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"john shea" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"BBC news I'm John Shea Italy has announced that severe nationwide restrictions imposed to hold the spread of the corona virus will continue beyond the end of next week when they want you to expire while most cases are in northern Italy the army is being deployed in the south to help enforce measures to contain the virus almost three thousand people have died in his sleep the fifteen day lockdown imposed in France on Tuesday is also likely to be extended more details from his co failed in Paris I don't think there's a single person the country things into their good bill did move around again I think it is quite plain from just watching the progress of events and how things panned out in China do three that it's gonna be a lot longer in three or four weeks if things go well we may see a beginning of a change of the curve and then that up he could move maybe in April may but the point is all of this that you know what would happen if he had this thing in the rays which division once is some kind of garden some kind of information someone of knowledge about how long they allowed you to looked up and the reason they want to Germany is preparing to deploy military personnel if the civilian health system becomes overwhelmed by the outbreak the defense defense minister said they would be able to protect critical infrastructure distributed medical equipment and help set up makeshift hospitals with intensive care beds central banks have taken further action to address the economic consequences of the pandemic here's our economics correspondent Andrew Walker even from the bank of England noted the conditions in the financial markets where governments borrowed money deteriorated over recent days so it's announced that it would resume its own program of buying government debt with new money that is quantitative easing it's also cutting the interest rate bridge lending to banks to a new low meanwhile the U. S. federal reserve extended its arrangements for ensuring other countries financial systems have enough dollars to an additional nine central banks including Brazil and Mexico Iranian officials fighting to contain the coronavirus have appeals to people not to travel on the eve of the Persian new year holiday but many are reported to have ignored the warnings there's been heavy traffic on roads at least a million people are said to have traveled the health ministry in Tehran says the virus is now killing one person every ten minutes the United States has announced fresh sanctions targeting Iran despite calls for an easing of such pressure as Tehran struggles to cope with covered nineteen it blacklisted five companies based in the Gulf states Barbara pressure reports the treasury department said the five companies collectively purchased hundreds of thousands of metric tons of petroleum products from Iran last year he said this was a major source of revenue for the regime which is accused of using the money to fund terrorist proxies the trump administration argues that it's imposing crippling sanctions to force Tehran to limit its nuclear missile and regional activities but it hasn't ease the pressure even though Iran is one of the country's hardest hit by the corona virus world news from the BBC a US national FOR curry who was facing decades old murder and torture charges in Lebanon has been freed and is heading to the United States Lebanese officials say this mystifying Corey who'd been held since September was responsible for the killings and abuse of prisoners in Lebanon as part of an Israeli backed militia two decades ago his case has being a put a significant strain on already troubled ties between the US and Lebanon his release was confirmed by president trump during a news conference in Washington the British government has been accused of profound institutional failure in a damning report into a scandal in which some people from the caravan what wrongly told they were in the U. K. illegally the charges made in an independent review into the scandal which saw some people wrongly detained and others deported but your time secretary Priti Patel said she was truly sorry for the insensitive treatment faced by what's known as the Windrush generation named after the ship that brought some of the finest Caribbean migrants to Britain some members of this generation suffered terrible injustices spurred by institutional failings spawning successive governments over several decades included ignorance thoughtlessness tools the race and the history of the Windrush generation four men sentenced to death for a notorious gang rape and murder on a bus in the Indian capital.

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"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Donations now more both she and the the giants of Padres play the finality of the homestead today the first day of September and it's been on the internet now for two or three days but this is a a really cool feature in the chronicle today that is in the Sunday chronicle sporting green about spending a day with Bruce vote she at his apartment and would John Shea wrote the article this and some photos and just sort of how an average day goes for you when the team is home here in San Francisco and I I kind of the enjoy the the the little behind the scenes look because it's a long day you're you're here at the ballpark what the six hours or so before the game even starts right you know John asked me if he could join me for days and we had some fun with that you came over set the condo with me and the moderate surprise you know it the the condo that means it's a simple matter of two bedroom condo looks more like an apartment but it's home but my home every years I've been here I love it's right across the street from ball park a look in at the at the water at the baby and part of the ball park in anyway when you know we spent some time there that a six minute walk in to the ballpark and into your office is what he wrote where are you guys open there's a little bit longer because of the claim and that's my work out six minutes it's not going to work G. cake and added you on that one yeah and then the anyway yeah I came in the office in Kennesaw how my day starts and me I talk to the trainers they do the line up in a you know a review last night's game of a look at video where making adjustments we need to make get with coaches on the other line up and things like that but yell and tried to mix in a little cardio once I get a break and then of course talking the media and so anyway he he said he really enjoyed it he had fun with it so that's good it's there's a fun day all right check it out it's in today's chronicle John shades of feature after spending a day with Bruce bocce stay tuned out giants Padres game for the series on the radio and that's today's boji.

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"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

05:50 min | 2 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"And just a very cool story but it if you didn't read John Shea Haitian Shea Hey this morning in the chronicle he does it has a great piece on a day in the life of risk Jeannie goes through from where he walks obviously as you know pop across the street and goes through his is whole day in this this is pretty funny on do one at three thirty PM it says the bond of peace is head in the office Hey what's going on but she asks how are you the kid responds they meet for four minutes a short but upbeat session which mochi graduates to bond makes him feel at home and let him know just be ready somewhere along the line bonds nickname is revealed in four reporter he spells it D. U. B. I. he says pronouncing it do be in many industries and in true boji fashion quickly responded back do be that's a good name in the city I live in late seconds Nick may that is awesome is it he's got a light you up that is a radical I'm telling you if the I I know I'm sure that everybody's listen the giants be our team is absolutely listening if you don't have a Doobie night next year and twenty twenty your doing it wrong do be night in San Francisco it's got to be done no kids could be doing dead night Metallica night like every month yeah but this is Michael McDonald back but you get there until yeah you want a full house I don't care if at the time there in eighty one it do be night no kids allowed Doobies spark a mob smoking if you got him let's go I don't know if you're given a lot is just all right that's exactly come on Doobie brothers music every every walk up music is do we brothers that I'm sure it's done bobble head to be I don't know if we got it done I I guarantee this will happen a plus do be I mean there's all sorts of stuff that can happen you know the kids can you give the kids gas mask if you're gonna go let kids into the game to be a giants gas mask whatever I mean it is the the possibilities are endless we had a Dick and we gotta do BST I mean what else you need us nothing anyway so maybe some more yeah that would be nice and that he won't care of their stone I mean can you imagine how much you would you would sell you get everybody needs its own they think their smoke anymore and that ballpark fifty percent of people are stone but I mean get everybody's down and then go out and have a chargeable living will be the best chargeable you ever had your life in fact I've heard that it is when you're in that state of mind I wouldn't know but that's just what I'm horrible park he casually your smell it but I think the the garlic fries role just round it outright overhead lighting Oakland it is always great game I will not even that raiders game the older Oakland Alameda county Coliseum arena when I first went in there in the eighties yeah it's called please log off and the top deck and smoke right away I needed him you know the old Giants Stadium they have that does they were kind of cool they were Astaire with cases that like spun around you can see him on the on the sides everybody was smoking there but they call in Philadelphia the seven hundred club yeah that's right it wasn't Matt Roberts in seven hundred flood nobody was going to happen in that club so it's pretty I don't I mean oracle occasionally well you know what it is it's outside of a ball park now that I was doing giants postgame live all we do is we have more we do one night a guy through a joint to me on the set well that that had to be offensive to you knowing you that'd be highly like plan would like to know he went to the new guy do Banda that's right do be a great nickname that's a I mean I'm sick okay Dick win just because of the chant other well that's that's sophomore I don't really get that one do they call Eric Dickerson it did put Greg pop back allied with come on in so many Dickerson's in sports what do they call Eric Dickerson his teammates did yeah maybe like but did the rams are cults van okay band decked decked in you know it's funny though them you the other night I'm watching the giants game edit anyone's game last night because by the time I got home like two in the morning I have to give a five is like not watching the inevitable it like the thing won't die they were going to a break in a but they they went and did one of those shots in one of the one of the suites and the people start Janet is like anytime there's a came around these Janet but I don't I I just I think they do we really got to be more creative than that son son sometimes when you do something sometimes when there's a fastball units at the fast one you know or think right now the the the the set the fastball the I know our Richard **** or something anyway I do like you want to be missed well I mean it's right I mean do they call upon in Seattle Dickinson Derek I mean I I did he give you heard it with other athletes that have like baseball's Dickerson I come arriving baseball's different you know it's not the first Dickerson of playing Major League Baseball is it I don't know I know but I love you more three eight of their but anyway if you like it I think it's funny you know but that's just me that's a big orders poll if you like it I don't care about the way the whole is pull is up and it is about the touchdown call from last night where Tim Reid week we throw up real quick just reset the ball the I. Tim Ryan your test on call with Tim Ryan second rained out her now in the background it will that's the that's the holders big poll today and somebody wrote of the please hold.

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"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"The giants? John shea with us and the chronicle couple of you've got a new project. I want you to get that. And we. Only got a couple more minutes to go. Let's say that. Yeah. We'll save it for another that he's got a very interesting new project. That's going to be fabulous. When once you hear it talk about the giants little bit your take on the giants. Well. The the the offense is the same as we've seen. They tried to get Bryce Harper. Would that have made a difference? If guys are not on in front of him or not hitting behind him. Yeah. It would have made a difference. But the I mean, he he brought in read broaden Joe in started them opening day at the corners in the outfield, and then within days DFA, read and Joe's, not any rebe didn't hit, and you know, would MAC Williamson have made a difference. Well, it's probably not the time in place. They were figuring to give MAC Williamson another month or two or three. Let's see what the next max Muncie. Can do you know, they're not the max, he's the next max Muncie, so far, but it's it's it's a rebuilding. You no matter what they say. They're trying to rebuild despite the fact that they have contracts that they can't move. And it's it's. It's hard to explain. But it's if you remember the Phillies post await when they had all these contracts that went long-term with players who are aging. I mean, they're kind of in the same boat with the with the giants could have used or could use is a couple of twentysomething corner. Outfielders who could go get it and have some pop and then suddenly the pressure is off Posey in bummed. Crawford and belt and everybody else longoria in that lineup. But they just don't have those young guys with pop the Chris Davis who who we saw emerge across the bay is tremendous hitter. I mean, all those guys in the Oakland, Marcus Simeon has more home runs than anybody. Here you go up and down the line of ways that well, they're younger that makes a difference. Well, you nailed it. Let's see what happens today Stanic against some Marga Stanic and company against the much. John shea the chronicle John thanks so much as always, thanks. All right. You could read John tomorrow. Have a tremendous story..

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Anthony Davis greeted with boos, cheers upon return

CBS Sports Radio

00:37 sec | 3 years ago

Anthony Davis greeted with boos, cheers upon return

"In his first game back since requesting a trade. Anthony Davis did not get any live from pelicans fan. The triple outside the three point arc above the break. Sober dribble. Davis steps baseline baseline left the Dow. So he touches and they boo he scores. And then there's the poorest. Cheers, john. It doesn't get more awkward. It's really strange, Sean, Kellyanne John shea are on pelicans radio in the pelicans beat the T wolves warn twenty two. One seventeen Anthony Davis thirty two points, nine rebounds in his return from an injured

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"john shea" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"john shea" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"The financial counseling. Just. This is talk radio six eighty WCBS time now for money riches. And well, here's your host, drew the your money rich Isen wealth in the new year two thousand in nineteen CJ is with me tonight. I am, sir. Christopher John shea tonight. Great to be with you. You know, twenty nineteen is not a prime number. What does that mean? From your not a prime now. Go right. You know? I don't know why. Yukon for two days, and you've never heard and you haven't heard that yet. No. I haven't then I don't know why and need to know that you really know of any benefit anything. But that's okay. We all know it. Now, we won't forget it. It's not a prime number. It's it's one way of saying it's an open show tonight to know been show tonight. That is absolutely correct. We're nope. And show again tonight. I think next week we have a guest, but I can't remember who it is. Do you know? I think it's a lawyer. You think it's a lawyer says name, but I could be wrong. So I'll just say I think it's a lawyer. I think you're right. I think we're gonna do a state plane next week. But this week is an open show..

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Somali leader makes 1st visit to Eritrea in diplomatic thaw

Morning Edition

06:09 min | 4 years ago

Somali leader makes 1st visit to Eritrea in diplomatic thaw

"Fact, that. China is rising wages and Taiwan have stagnated too I seen that people grooming so that people. Feeding is salary is not. Growing for young generation they are looking for, us I experience also opportunity instead of, staying Taiwan canton adapt its economy and once again. Be an Asian, tiger find out in global business after the news BBC news I'm John shea the US television network CBS says it's, investigating claims of sexual misconduct against his chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves six women have told. The New. Yorker magazine that Mr. Munoz sexually. Harassed them in the eighties nineties has Chris Butler Leslie Moonves has been. A leading figure at the American networks CBS for almost, twenty five years with a track record for finding stars and developing hit programs the New, Yorker. Magazine says the six women claim among other things that Mr Mendez physically intimidated them forcibly touched. And kissed them or threatened. To wreck their careers the CBS boss has, denied that a Louis has apologized for, making some women uncomfortable in the way he made advances decades ago The winner in Pakistan's general. Election Imran Khan has started preparations to form a coalition government after his PTI or movement for Justice party. Won the most, seats in the national assembly his party is success in the elections on Wednesday is being hailed as, the start. Of a new chapter in Pakistani politics which has been dominated for decades by two main parties, and the powerful military. South Asia editor Jill mcgivering reports it's taken Imran Khan more than two decades to move from the political margins to forming a government his next task is. To piece together of functional coalition of small and regional parties many of his supporters especially younger voters in Pakistan cities want a new style of politics with less. Corruption and infighting and greater efficiency that's urgent need to for economic development and jobs and the stability that might bring foreign investment Police in eastern Afghanistan say militants attacked a. Government run training center for midwives there are reports of explosions and gunfire in the. Training compound in Jalalabad, in Nangahar province close to the border with Pakistan police suggests all the trainers and trainees have been evacuated from. The center there are no details of casualties the Islamic state group is active in the province British members of parliament say. The UK is facing a democratic crisis because of the spread of fake news a parliamentary report, says voters are being systematically manipulated by campaigns which rely on hate and misinformation its scope grew as scandal over Cambridge and electric has harvesting Facebook data. To be used for targeted political messaging Kanter light. His Rory Kathryn Jones this has been a long running report it started way before the Cambridge analytic affair exploded looking at the whole phenomenon of fake news, but it then zeroed in on what Cambridge analytic it. Did and also on the behavior of. The various parties during the referendum campaign in, twenty sixty so looking really not just. At obviously fake stories but the way campaign is become very adept at. Using data on Facebook and other. Platforms to send messages world news from the BBC Thousands of firefighters. In northern California are continuing to battle a wildfire six days after it started to people have, been killed by the flames hundreds of buildings have been destroyed the spread of the flames has been as the chief of California far battalion Greg battalion. Explained firefighters are out there actively rescuing evacuating engaging. In defending homes as we speak the main focus goes in those populated areas is fires moving at times three to four different directions Almost forty thousand people have already left their homes in the town of reading police and firefighters have been going from door to. Door to urge the remaining residents. To leave big rallies are expected in Zimbabwe today on the last day of. Campaigning before Monday's. Presidential elections the first since Robert Mugabe, was ousted from power last November Mr. Mugabe successor and former close colleague the Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa is hoping to legitimise his rule The president of Somalia Mohamed Abdillahi. For Marjo is dating a three starting a three Davis's to. Era nearly fifteen. Years after diplomatic ties were cut relations within the region have been shaken up by the sudden ending of austerity is between Ethiopia Eritrea which had been on opposing sides in. Somalia's conflict the authorities in Japan have canceled more than one hundred flights as a powerful typhoon. Is about to make landfall they issued a warning of heavy rain landslides and strong winds it's expected. To pass over regions still recovering from severe flooding earlier this month The Walt Disney company has announced that the next Star. Wars movie will feature the actress Carrie Fisher who died in two thousand sixteen Star Wars Episode nine will include. Previously unseen footage of the actress playing Princess layer the film's. Director j.j Abrams said Carrie Fisher had to be included in the saga's finale ABC news We are in the downtown Agnes, Santo Taipei but actually all the house, Sasso Diane like forty years old. Building there Jessica who is describing the view from the nineteen th floor of the office block where she works in Taipei the capital. 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Leslie Moonves accused of misconduct by 6 women, denies using his position to 'hinder anyone's career'

BBC World Service

04:58 min | 4 years ago

Leslie Moonves accused of misconduct by 6 women, denies using his position to 'hinder anyone's career'

"BBC news I'm John. Shea the directors of CBS one of the major US television networks say they will investigate claims of sexual misconduct and intimidation against. Its chairman. And chief executive Leslie Moonves six women have told the New Yorker magazine that, Mr. Munoz sexually. Harassed them here's Chris Butler Leslie Moonves has been a leading figure at the American network CBS for almost twenty five years with a track record for finding. Stars and developing hit programs the New Yorker magazine says the six women claim among other things that Mr Mendez physically intimidated them forcibly touched and kissed them or. Threatened to wreck their careers the. CBS boss has denied us a Louis has apologized for making some women uncomfortable in the way. He made advances decades ago The winner in Pakistan's general election Imran Khan has started preparations to form a coalition government after his PTI. Or movement for Justice party won the most seats in the national assembly the p. t., I says it. Has the support of smaller coalition partners and independent parliamentarians a group of opposing political parties have rejected the election results a leader of the group Moulana fuss. Law Rochman called for demonstrations to prompt new and actions hummed Obama into how 'bout we will run a movement to hold new elections there will be protests a. Committee will be set up immediately. Which will chalk out to shed your going to work his and invite people to join in The. Supreme court in Ivory Coast has overturned a ruling which a quitters the former first lady Simone Bagbo of crimes against humanity in the aftermath of political violence following the presidential election eight years ago Richard howls reports Simone Bagbo was Ivory Coast's first lady for eleven years then a bitterly fought presidential election. In two thousand ten between her husband laurel and Allison Ouattara who won the vote plunged. Ivory Coast into post election violence which saw three thousand people. Killed in Azerbaijan learn she was accused of organizing death squads buying bombs and shelling marketplace in a pro water a neighborhood of abbey John and later she was jailed for. Twenty years for attacking state security the supreme court ruling now means MRs backbone will face a retrial for crimes against humanity at a date to be announced Big rallies are, expected, in Zimbabwe today on the last day, of campaigning before Monday's presidential elections the, first since Robert Mugabe was ousted from power last. November his successor and former close colleague designer PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa is hoping to legitimise, his rule but he may, be hampered by perceptions that he was too close to the Mugabe. Regime the leader of the main opposition MDC Nelson Chamisa has expressed fears that the election like past ones may be rigged This is the latest world news from the BBC A judge in California has urged US immigration authorities to focus on finding the deported parents of four hundred children separated from their. Families as they legally crossed the border from Mexico judge Dana several spoke out a day after it emerged that more than seven hundred children remain in custody despite the expiry. Of his own deadline for families to be reunited Mongolia is reported to have swatted an attempt by Turkey to kidnap a Turkish citizen who's accused of having links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen Ankara blames for a. Failed coup two years ago reports say the Mongolian authorities grounded a suspected Turkish airforce chat that Atlanta's to pick up Vasil x. acti- who had been kidnapped on Friday morning British members of parliament say the UK. Is facing a democratic crisis because of the. Spread of fake news a parliamentary committee report says voters being systematically, manipulated by campaigns which rely on hate and misinformation the report examines the use of. Data by pro Brexit groups including vote leave during the referendum campaign. Two years ago it follows the scandal. Of Cambridge analytical harvesting Facebook data Rory Caitlin Jones, has more details during the week the committee actually published, a whole, range of adverts produced by vote, leave and believe during the campaign which they said had not been visible. Before Facebook after. A lot of prodding handed these adverts over to the committee they, were very out at the time they were reaching millions of people. The way the you see a billboard on the street and it says vote eggs and you know who it's from it's less clear online and that was their concern that there's no clarity there's no transparency And briefly millions of people have witnessed the, longest lunar, eclipse the century as the main, passed through shadow it's natural satellites turned striking shade of red or ruddy. Brown ABC news.

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Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

Morning Edition

02:21 min | 4 years ago

Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

"And correspondents bbc world service right here on wnyc am fm new york you're with the bbc world service on saturday science in action we've much ado about almost nothing nothing is well neutrino tiny goes lewis almost weightless subatomic particle but this one was forged on the roiling fringes of a distant black hole and then travelled almost halfway across the universe until hit an atom in a telescope this paul and it's got astronomy that's very excited to find out why join me after the news for science in action abc news i'm john shea thousands of people have thronged addis ababa's main thoroughfare to greet era trae as president his arrived on a three day visit to ethiopia some waves giant eritrean flags president assize of workers visit comes less than a week after the two neighbors declared an end to a two decade long conflict when ethiopia's leader be matt travels to us mara former fox commanders have appeared at a special tribunal in columbia described as a historic event which could help heal the wounds of a fifty year conflict their leader rodrigue donyo elliot's timoshenko asked for forgiveness for kidnappings carried out by the fog and for the pain and suffering of many families funerals have been taking place in western pakistan for the victims of one of the country's worstever militant attacks one hundred and twenty eight people died when a suicide bomber struck an election campaign rally in the town of mustard on the province of balochistan has declared three days of mourning officials in western afghanistan say at least seventeen troops were killed when taliban militants launched an attack on an army base in farah province israel has carried out a fresh wave of air strikes on the gaza strip it said it was responding to over thirty terror acts by hamas on the gaza perimeter including volleys mortar shells to daily arson attacks launched from gaza using kites and balloons britain's new polar research ship named after the broadcaster and naturalist david attenborough will take to the water for the first time today the.

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John Bloom, Fifteen Year and Two Decades discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

04:32 min | 4 years ago

John Bloom, Fifteen Year and Two Decades discussed on Morning Edition

"I'm john bloom in for this week's global business i've put on my hiking boots to join the world of digital new computer wiz who can work anywhere any time so long as they have laptop and wifi it's good lifestyle here been what's going to stadium i really quite enjoy freedom of traveling generally coating fixing but how do you control or even tax workers who can write computer code in china or build websites in the west indies gilpin you computer stopped working you're actually so there's no legal framework in any country in the world to support the lifestyle which is ridiculous because we had millions of people who are highly skilled talent moving around and working with this new lifestyle do digital nomads represent the future of work or are they a threat to nation states find out in global business after the news bbc news i'm john shea thousands of people have thronged addis ababa's main thoroughfare to greet eritrea's president asya of his three day visit to ethiopia comes less than a week after the two neighbors declared an end to a two decade long conflict emmanuel reports on a rival president i say well received by host ethiopian prime minister abbey made and dozens of cultural dances and a brass band performed for him as you walk the red carpet his visit comes just days after that of the prime minister arbitrary chair where the two leaders signed a landmark deal restoring diplomatic and trade relations the also agreed to resume flights between the countries and pledged to fully implement the decision of a un buck buller commission that that the town of the conflict was part of a chair on sunday mysterious will officially open they reach an embassy in which was shut down two decades ago former leaders from the farc rebel group in colombia have appeared at a special tribunal described as a historic event which could help heal the wounds of for fifty year conflict the head of the faulk rodriguez donyo also timoshenko asked for forgiveness for kidnappings carried out by the group and for the pain and suffering of many families families in mastering in western pakistan are burying their dead killed on friday and one of the country's worst ever militant attacks the islamic state group says it carried out the attack so kamani reports this is one of the deadliest attacks by militants in pakistan's history it targeted an election rally of a local politician in the town of mustang he was amongst those killed the previous set of elections in pakistan were overshadowed by the threat of violence the number of parties unable to campaign in the past few years security has greatly improved in pakistan but this week has seen a spate of attacks targeting local politicians officials in western afghanistan so at least seventeen troops have been killed in a taliban attack on an army base in farah province a local officials said four soldiers were wounded in the overnight attack in the district of boban luke israel has carried out a fresh wave of strikes on the gaza strip it said it was responding to over thirty tara act on the gaza perimeter tom bateman reports from jerusalem israeli fighter jets bombed a tunnel dug by militants in the southern gaza strip as well as military compounds israel said there had been thirty one launches mostly of mortar shells from gaza airstrikes came in between those volleys on friday is rarely soldiers shot dead a fifteen year old boy during fresh protests at the gaza perimeter fence bringing the number of palestinians killed buys rayleigh troops to more than one hundred thirty since march israel said the strikes were also in response to the daily arson attacks launched from gaza using kites and balloons well news from the bbc the trial of boys rescued from a flooded cave complex in northern thailand are expected to be released from hospital next thursday johnson reports the discharge date was revealed at the ministry of health press conference during which a new video of the recovering team was also shown to journalists in the short film the boys are seen sitting in their hospital beds during pictures i'm in good health now thanks for saving me one of the boys says tire thirties now say the team and their families need to prepare for the media attention they will receive when they leave the.

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President Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

BBC World Service

04:41 min | 4 years ago

President Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

"Hello i'm caroline what i'd welcome to the world this week the program that tells you how the world has changed in the past seven days this was the week when donald trump challenged nato allies to raise spending on defense or else the united states commitment to nato is very strong remains very strong but primarily because everyone the spirit they have the amount of money they're willing to spend the additional money that they will be putting up has been really amazing he got involved in britain's brexit turmoil to the week when india became the world seek largest economy when syrian government soldiers planted their flag in the place with rebellion was born and the miracle of thailand we just had a little bit of hope that the kids were still alive but we had to move forward and do it it was a tiny bit of hope we have to hold onto that hope and in the end we found out that they were all alive was it a miracle for the government to that after this bbc news i'm john shea the hat of the colombian former rebel group faulk has asked for forgiveness for the kidnappings carried out by the group and the pain and suffering inflicted on many families rodrigue along donyo also known as timoshenko was attending the first hearing of a special tribunal which will try crimes allegedly committed during the country's fivedecade civil war families victims say they hope the tribunal discover where the remains of some of those who were kidnapped and murdered can be found who yet the mantra is one of the tribunal magistrates so much dirt your meal they're more than eight thousand kidnappings this is part of the reason this process was established to establish the truth about the number of people who are the victims of this skirt it is part of the truth that we hope to uncover there's been more violence in nicaragua after a twenty four hour national strike on friday to demand the resignation of president daniel ortega a group of about one hundred and fifty students was trapped inside a church at the main university in managua along with priests and journalists after coming under attack from paramilitary groups sympathetic to the government thousands of people have thronged abbas main thoroughfare degrees era as president his arrived on a three day visits to ethiopia some waves giant eritrean flags president assize of work is visit comes less than a week since the two neighbours declared an end to a two decade long conflict when ethiopia's leader of abi ahmed travels to asmara families in mustang in western pakistan are burying their dead were killed on friday and one of the country's worst ever militant attacks the province of balochistan has declared three days of mourning the islamic state group says it carried out the attack so condo kamani reports this is one of the deadliest attacks by militants in pakistan's history it targeted an election rally of a local politician in the town of mustang he was amongst those killed the previous set of elections in pakistan were overshadowed by the threat of violence the number of parties unable to campaign in the past few years security has greatly improved in pakistan but this week has seen a spate of attacks targeting local politicians president trump has spending the weekend at one of his golf courses in scotland is preparing for the summit on monday when he's you to meet president putin in helsinki lana gordon has this report there has been no official confirmation of president trump's plans for the next two days but a round of golf is turnberry course is likely more than five thousand police are on duty for the duration of his visit to scotland patrolling the sea and shoreline they'll be hoping there will be no repeat of last night when a protest are flying paraglider got within around one hundred meters of the president shortly after he arrived at his resort this is the latest world news from the bbc the trial of boy is rescued from a flooded cave complex in northern thailand are expected to be released from hospital next thursday thailand's health minister told reporters the boys and their families needed to be prepared for the media attention they'll receive when they come out the boys and the football coach are recovering physically and mentally from the underground ordeal and the dramatic rescue intense seasonal rains and thunderstorms in china have caused widespread flooding and disruption with bridges destroyed and roads and railways blocked in the southwestern province of sichuan ten major highways have been closed more than eighty thousand people have been evacuated from.

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Trump rolls out welcome mat for Saudi crown prince’s visit to US – Las Vegas Review-Journal

BBC World Service

01:49 min | 4 years ago

Trump rolls out welcome mat for Saudi crown prince’s visit to US – Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Bbc news i'm john shea north korean state media have hailed friday's summit with the south as a milestone in its account of the meeting one newspaper published in pyongyang mentioned the complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula analysts say the phrase israeli included in northern media reports in south korea newspapers have given a more cautious welcome to the talks commentators and sold spoke of their regret that pyongyang had apparently not made a firm commitment to abandon its nuclear arms australia's prime minister has confirmed that his country will contributes to the international effort to intercept north korean vessels breaking united nations sanctions malcolm turnbull said a surveillance aircraft will be working in the region the un says an upsurge of fighting in kachin state in the far north of myanmar has forced thousands of civilians to flee reports say the burmese army pounding ethnic rebels with s strikes and artillery reports in saudi arabia say strikes by the saudi led coalition in yemen have killed two prominent hootie rebels the private al arabiya channels at the who deputy interior minister was among those who died in the capital sanaa the us secretary of state mike pompeo is continuing his first overseas tour with a visit to saudi arabia he is expected to discuss regional strategies to counter iranian influence next month president trump must decide whether to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal india's top foreign ministry official says india and china have agreed to improve communication between the militaries to try to avoid disputes along their shared border he was speaking on the sidelines of an informal summit between the two countries leaders in in china and alvarado zoo the president who bolton ends to the.

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Brazil's defiant Lula expected to surrender to police Saturday

BBC World Service

01:57 min | 4 years ago

Brazil's defiant Lula expected to surrender to police Saturday

"Let's being confusion this week about what british detectives can and can't tell about the nerve agent used in the poisoning of this script house last month so for science in action in a moment i turned to a forensic expert in the us who's dawned the kind of protective has map gob we keep seeing on the news a nice aclu's the detectives are seeking for example what kinds of traces might be there showing where the poison came from that's on science in action with me roland pease after the knees bbc news i'm john shea police in canada's a fourteen people have been killed in a collision between a truck and bus carrying a junior ice hockey team the humboldt broncos fourteen other people are being treated in hospital the crash happens near style in the province of saskatchewan north and south korea have held talks to discuss the setting up of the direct telephone link between the leaders of the two countries the leader the the line will will for the first time connects the offices of north korea's kim jong un yong on the south korean president moon jae in in seoul president emmanuel macron's party is launching a door to door campaign in france to ask voters what they think of the european union the aim is to prepare the posse for european elections in may next year using the same method it used to years ago when it began mister macron's presidential campaign at least forty people are reported to have been killed in continued air attacks on a rebelheld and clave near the syrian capital damascus the attacks began on friday afternoon going with the rebels broke down the former president of brazil luis inacio lula da silva has spent the night at a steelworkers union building defying a court order to hand himself in to start serving a prison sentence for corruption his supporters have surrounded the building situated in a suburb of sao paulo lula built his trade union and political career.

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