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Outside the Lines

23:12 min | 1 year ago

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"If you're hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then John Germany cab coming up Leonard and load management our favorite silly sports the nets did it defined the odds to find that cranky defined the one hundred seven wins in sixty nine in Montreal which had never before even reached the world series and and to discuss we welcome Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post is one of the biggest upsets ever in baseball ever in the world series so many interesting I think one thing is that Washington becomes a crown jewel baseball city you know for Soto this was his national coming out party it could be that Stephen Strasburg began it Jesse team started the season nineteen and thirty he is and then we saw this remarkable run not only in the regular season a champion we now know yeah you you mentioned that that nineteen and thirty one star he didn't change at all you know despite that rough start he he kind of he stayed steady and and he kept this mentality there's elimination games they trailed in every single one they never wearing command early on but they came back and all five the baseball culture in DC you know how big a moment this is I mean you weren't there does this make Washington as you said not only the national capital but the baseball thank all those people v Forty five thousand people doing that baby shark dance that's Ed's success in October and not only that it's an appealing team wants Sotos amazingly entertaining a shirt you want to be at the ballpark this is the final brick in the wall for a franchise it's been the this we talked a little bit about what the big elements of this story the nationals doing this in twenty us good chemistry with Bryce but I do not think that you can probably have a team with expect to either say yea or nay on Tom Boswell said but it is not a unique perspective ever although they would fall to the Yankees and the how did the absence of Harper subtractions in this case Bryce but I think there was an overwhelming sentiment there he tried to be that or not he was that star he always was he came up as the number one pick you came up as sort of get in this in this situation we're all twenty five guys are on an even playing field I mean they talk a lot about reading the equilibrium that allowed this team chemistry that really was part of their backbone Richard Site in the moment what did you think of the call harassed ready to go that is has the guy who has been his most reliable reliever dad we'll Harris made a really good pitch how Kendrick hats off to Howie Kendrick for taking a ball on Tom in Jesse dougherty the Washington Post for joining US giving us the perspective the day after is in is as eventful as ever some doings last night why avoiding are ESPN NBA insider guru himself Brian a how did how did the clippers justify not playing and they didn't want you to do it in high profile national TV Games. I mean I guess by the are they didn't just say it was load management they said it was because of his knee and they didn't at the end of the day proves that the rules really aren't that effective what the clippers would say about it but as you said a special dispensation was granted here I it seems like we were hearing not that long ago just a few months out and now it seems a litany what's the prognosis now which is basically in the last six games that they've played that have counted they've lost three debate they're not going to win games without Steph curry for six or eight weeks or however long he's out did not exceeded they've only got three hundred thousand dollars under it they've already traded away two body but this is a reminder of why NBA basketball is fragile and last night ah what are the consequences of this this mini-brawl died I'm glad he didn't he was tired of he's fed up with being bullied they went back at them I've heard Carl towns did look like he threw a punch in all this I think he would be facing a suspension sort of set a standard that he hasn't been harsh on players who do this so uh-huh ahead Brian it's always a pleasure thank you for joining us thanks when I'm pretty sure our new house might be haunted what makes you say that the furniture is levitating own echo makes it easy to sink them bunch grace you're not sticking around sixteen feet that's for college diving coach from upstate New York his name is cliff Dev Reeves and yesterday name is you might see me walking down the road and think wow he's got it I can't remember a time land well diving I was scholarship at the University of Kentucky I started to lose movement got worse and worse so I went in and I got an MRI that was pressing up against my spinal cord and causing me to lose the function of by shoulder by he's twenty one at the time it was a thirteen I think that my life was teetering scarring so they were basically planning for me to point I was tired of hearing that I wasn't going to be able to do this I was going to be able to do it's not only going to walk again but I'm I found out that they didn't have a coach and they said why don't you it took a chance on guy who couldn't walk very well to come in and lead the a close up like a daily pulling up too fast slow down Phil what it's like to be bouncing to be to be flying and then to go go through that water they can do dive I'm like I'm going to try dive see me walking down the road and while he's got it rough but there's more to find a lot of beauty and what I do but it's a lot of hard work in half second fall into the water yeah you see my life uh when you look in the mirror what else is there what else do you have aw a special extended presentation of cliff's story Director's cut if you will is Hansen are you still wearing your button downs on talked in helping guys look sharp and feel casual that's why their shirts followed the perfect length and were designed for again one with untuckit huge variety of colors and patterns you're sure to find the style to match any wardrobe shipping and returns on all orders in the US at UNTUCKIT DOT COM and don't forget to use promo when he was a high school fee nom. 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GSMC Weird News Podcast Episode 168: Doppelgangers, Mummies, and Fake Kidnappings

GSMC Weird News Podcast

35:11 min | 1 year ago

GSMC Weird News Podcast Episode 168: Doppelgangers, Mummies, and Fake Kidnappings

"It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain and it's getting in between you in the life. If you want to live cd medic target your pain at its source it's fast acting relief with active o._t._c. Ingredients plus the added benefits of t._h._c. free hemp oil. Get get back to your life with c._b._d. Medic available online and at c._b._s. These statements have not been evaluated by the f._d._a. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease weird odd strange or just plain bizarre is really your cup. He then the golden oakland state media concepts weird news podcasts we'll give you that fix can't believe it will listen for yourself. We delivered strangest news news. You definitely won't find on c._n._n. Or fox it's the golden state media concepts weird news podcast the hello and welcome to the g._m._c. weird news podcast cast brought to you by the g._m._c. podcast network. I am her host hiding and i'm joined by the fabulous sarah. I am ready to hear about weirdness. Oh good had i have some weirdness for you. Have actually the first story is pretty cute so it's like well cute in a if you're a dog person cute. It's it's weird funny and cute. Also i feel bad for this guy okay so this is about a man from arlington texas not florida hardiman but texas arlington and oh well i don't maybe you've been to this location. Specifically dog park probably not this man he came in last in his fantasy football league and his losing punishment was to walk around a dog park covered head head to toe and peanut butter which is funny who comes up with these bets. I don't i don't know actually i have a strange. I just i remember it. I have a weird story connected to this my own personal story where i was back in art school. I was doing a performance piece where i covered myself when peanut butter i was clothed but i covered most of my like. You just remembered this. What did you block it before. I just thought about covered in peanut butter. I did that i like covered like my face arms and hands and peanut butter and i was walking out of the room and suddenly out of nowhere a dog came inside the building and he just started bounding towards me and i kind of freaked out a little bit and he was very friendly and just wanted to look we'll sure yeah. My dogs love peanut butter. I love peanut butter but i don't know if i love it. After this story i mean yeah i love peanut butter and not enough to anyway not enough to cover it all over myself going to a dog barking mark so this man was stephen shrout. He's twenty five and he was playing fantasy football. He had never played before this year but but he decided to join league with some high school friends and these friends has been playing together since two thousand and nine so he was definitely not at an advantage so nine nine years so they've been playing since high school pretty much yeah longer yeah yeah so the man stephen. He said it was my first year and i didn't do any kind of studying it. I i just kind of jumped in bed next year. Yeah <hes> so for lack of a better phrase. He was dogged by bad luck and i guess really from the beginning. He wasn't doing well. His top draft choice pittsburgh steelers running back the von bell l. sorry elephant and he ended up. This player ended up sitting out the entire season so yeah not doing well for him. As as a result stephen trout was given the choice of pain two hundred fifty dollars to the winning person or to perform a humiliating stunt he chose to do do the stunt and that was to stand in a dog park for ten minutes clad only in a gold speedo and peanut butter of course it had to be a gold's olds peter out matters. I mean i feel like they had a two-speed little yes veto but it does color matter once you're just in a speedo and nothing else like maybe it just blends in with the peanut butter so i guess what steven when he was given the stunt he just said oh. That's it's not a big challenge. Of course no one believed them and they all like oh no way. He's going to do it but he did went through. It apparently early according to stephen. He said his strategy was to do it as fast as possible and hope that not many people would see me. A lot of the dog owners just wondered what i was doing and and then when i said i lost a bit they all laughed. They'll left and probably pulled out their cell phones. Well exactly he was hoping to complete this bet without much being unseen but of course of video of his stunt went viral so obvious i'm sure his friends filmed and then probably the other dog park people. He said that he had learned a valuable lesson. Stevens said i will play fantasy football again but probably not with the same guys also you. I can see a video of this stunt online. You can see an image. He's really completely company and yeah. You're right about the gold speedo kind of blending in with the peanut the butter yeah outside painted guys that you see in vegas. Oh he's peanut butter silver paint. Oh wow he really yeah well. Also i feel like going barefoot in a dog park one of the worst places to go barefoot. Oh yeah that's not a speedo but that's okay. I'm perfectly okay without without not. Being speaking of dogs pretty excited about that. The senate would have expected. They would expect them to be much more like jumping all over him. They're just very calmly looking him them out by the whole situation. They probably are human doing yeah just walking buffet. That's weird not supposed to take food from strangers exactly cautiously going up to lick his knee or something so i guess keeping with the sports theme i wanna go onto our next story. This is not about someone losing a bet it but this is about to baseball players and interestingly enough to baseball players who were both named <hes> brady fetal and obviously when i read that out loud i want to clarify it is fetal. It's not fecal which honestly i read it and kind of hear that in my head even though i know what i'm saying now everyone's wearing that well. I'm sorry i had we have to be in this together. Yes exactly. That's why. I'm telling you all these crazy stories. So these two baseball players they ended up taking a dna test to see if they were related so ear to minor league players. They had some confusion of course because their names are the same but not just their names. They look really similar. Yeah they do so brady. Eagle is a six foot four inch pitcher for the single a affiliate of the oakland a.'s and then also brady siegel is a six foot four inch pitcher for the texas rangers aa club <hes> both have red hair yeah red beards and they have kind of the same glasses like thick rimmed glasses. You missed your son you. If you own you indicated that they sport beards. I was trying to save all of us. Honestly no. I'm not letting you know they both sport red red beer and both sport red hair and the same glasses which i feel like you're actually glasses. I see in a lot of sports players. I think they're like kind of sports. Glasses asses sorta. Maybe stay on your face. Oh that might be they also like safety goggles but not quite yeah so also not not only do they look similar. They both underwent tommy john surgery and used the same doctor. What does tommy john surgery. Should i know this. It's like win. I believe it's your elbow goes bad with pitchers then they take. I believe it's a tendon from your ankle and put it in your elbow or something okay well. It makes sense this terrible pictures but at the same doctor which is really weird. Riley's californian wins in texas even weirder. I mean i guess they might eight both live in the same state and just play for different state teams but i don't know <hes> also you should really look picture of them or you should of them. Yeah just type hype in brady doesn't matter which comes up they look the same so the despite all the similarities they didn't. I don't think that they were long lost twins or anything but <hes> the news program inside edition cited to let science make final call and they got both of the brady figo's take a dna test. They do have one big similarity. They share the same amount of germanic ancestry which is fifty three percent <hes> <hes> but they have no share d._n._a. Which means they aren't related to each other. I guess they say everybody has d'appel gainer out there. Yeah this is it's really bizarre. Honestly honestly i mean you can tell the difference between them. They're not identical twins but it's very similar. They look more alike than some actual. Biological brothers do yeah no that is really true and i guess also baseball players which is kind of odd and both century but anyway it's also funny. I was gonna say brady fagel eagle but it doesn't matter which one of them what is the brady's said. We're still brothers in a way we're always going and we're always going to to be brady fecal. Yes unless you've changed your name. You will always be that person. That's funny. You should look it up. It's pretty similar. One of them has is like a bigger more round face yeah but they're also like the same height same height easy yeah again. The glasses choice is really similar. It's kind of like you know when when twins separated at birth and then they come back together thirty years later and discover that they have all these similarities except yes actually twins and yet they they still have those crazy similarity. It's so weird. I also think it's really funny that like inside edition made them take dna. I hope they're b._f._f.'s forever. Yeah exactly i i mean maybe they'll end up. Oh maybe we'll end up playing you know opposing teams. I wonder if they only discovered each other. After people realised that they were both brady defeated heads names or if they had somehow known about the other before i know the both in baseball that miserably kind of small world the minor league. Maybe also the minor leagues. That's also kind of crazy <hes> but anyway. I hope i hope the best for the brady eagles. It sounds like hyphenated last name the about a family anyway. We're gonna take a quick break and then we'll be right back and keep talking about some more weird news. It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain and it's getting in between the life. You want to live cd medic. Targets your pain at its source. It's fast acting relief with active o._t._c. Ingredients plus the added benefits of t._h._c. free hemp oil. Get back to your life with c._b. Medic available online and at c._b._s. These statements have not been evaluated by the f._d._a. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease sees. It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind it's pain and and it's getting in between you and a life. You want to live cd medic. Targets your pain at its source. It's fast acting relief with active o._t._c. Ingredients plus the added benefits of of t._h._c. free soil. Get back to your life with c._b._d. Medic available online and at c._b._s. These statements have not been evaluated by the f._d._a. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease shakeout. The show built around the women of m._m._a. From the u._f._c. to to the extreme cage fighting we got the fights covered the golden state media concepts women's m._m._a. Podcast the latest news of upcoming fights discussions of previous matches join us as we talked to about the biggest names in women's mixed martial arts past present and future when it's the women's game you know where to listen to the golden state media concepts women's m._m._a. Podcast <music> welcome back to the weird news podcast. We're continuing to share some strange and interesting stories. This next one is it's really just weird all around because the topic is mummies not in egypt but in ireland and then also vandals which is confusing that someone would come in okay also when i think obama's think of egypt people like breaking into tomb tomb raider right round frazier but i also think like that they would be taking the gold and riches <hes> but then i don't get the sense that that's what was going on with these mummies in ireland no. I don't feel like they had a bunch of jules. You know these vandals may have been drunk yeah yeah. I'm going to be really drunk to get me in in a. I don't know what the right word is a catacomb. I guess it depends. I wouldn't be around for that so what happened and is some vandals broke into a historic church in dublin ireland and stole the head of an eight hundred year old mummy nicknamed the crusader which is a fantasy football really on. What's going on through your head going on what is going through your head. When you take someone else's head yes yes. Thank you win a double header. Keep up with baseball so this grim discovery was made by a guide at a saint missions church. The guy was getting ready to open the site to the public. According to a statement from the church of ireland. They talked about this incident. <hes> <hes> an addition to the crusader several other corpses were damaged including that of a nun dating back four hundred years. That's not good okay. It's not could the desecrating. A grave isn't good ever right and then. I don't even know i kind of like a sacred site yeah but then also this is like a tourist subtractions. I feel like that's harming. The word is for the popularity and income and the local economy yeah livelihood of people and also that must must be interesting to be a guide on that type of tour. That's really not my jam and what are you gonna do was a stolen van stolen money. You're going to sell it on the but maybe you can sell it on the black market i again. I don't know but that's probably something pretty easy to trace. Maybe not on the market. The mummy black market has to be something like that. There has to be taken home putting it in your put it on your mantle scare your neighbors. I don't know i gosh i hope they return it to be honest <hes> so what happened according to the archdeacon david pierpoint. He said they broke open that volt. It's a big heavy steel door and opened. One of the coffins parts of the contents of the coffin have been dried out so that interest cleanly take the object like kind of messed up with other things going on you know they opened the coffin. They pulled that other parts parts of the grave and the coffin which i feel like it's not when you were looking for the head. Is that hard to find or maybe they were looking for something else and then when they didn't find treasures or whatever they were looking for they were mad and i really don't know this tourist site. Wouldn't you've walked through before known that there's not really much else there. I don't know what a bizarre like. Indiana jones type of thing to happen. <hes> in a church statement david pierpoint the archdeacon. He had a request for the bangles. You just said i would appeal to those responsible to examine their consciences and return the head of the crusader to its rightful place. The church was founded in ten ninety five. Oh it's hosted the norman invasion. Oh interesting. That's a fun fact. It's the it's home to five crypts housing the mummified corpses of prominent and it dubliners many dating from about sixteen hundred eighteen hundred. It's a significant tourist draw with some twenty seven thousand visitors annually so again. I feel like you're just ruining the experience for a lot of tourists. Maybe you hate tourists. I don't know maybe you hate the church. Maybe you hate the arch deacon or whatever yeah sure. Maybe you were drunk right. I mean opposites probably part of it. Sorry i just needed to say this world of history. People out there who yelling at me right now. It was ten six. I was off by twenty nine years. I apologize manhunt. Dare you thank you for the cleaner. Gonna revoke my history. Major is gonna take twenty years later. Nope you serve the sites. Tour have been cancelled for now. Pierpoint told a news outlets that because the vandals broke open the vault. They're worried read that the open air conditions will further damage the mummy well yeah yeah. That's not good. Also i wonder when they do the tours. Does that mean people. Don't get to see the mummies dummies. They just see the coffins if they don't want to open it and like you know have damage from the air but not i mean i it a little bit and then close it. I'm not sure it seems like it would do just as much damage as i. I'm not sure how they do it but i'm sure anyone coming in like messing around with the bones and whatnot is gonna terribly damage image. It police services currently investigating the incident an extremely enough. This isn't the first time the collection of mummies at saint missions has been hit hit by vandals in nineteen. Ninety-six intruders damaged dozens of corpses. It was reported at the time that thieves removed some forty mummies from their coffins offense and made piles of their bones. Pierpoint remembered a chilling detail in an interview that he gave us the times he said they dragged them up onto the ground and seemed to have and seemed to be playing football with the heads you know he continued thankfully at that time. The guards did their job extremely well and they caught the perpetrators. Also i'd like to imagine that is european pan football aka american soccer but yeah that's terrible kicking around mummy ads what the heck stop it people yeah. That's really weird and i don't. I don't really we know why you feel the need to do that. I mean i don't again. I guess i'm just not the kind of person who would go any way to go. Oh see bunch of mummies but i just i don't understand why you do that. They had to be drunk at that point. Not just taking also there. I should specify their vandals. Not necessarily robbers exited take the head but it didn't sound like they were after you know like money. It's not like they were trying to vandalize the situation break into coffins and mess with the bodies there which is really messed up in gross and very strange yeah agreed agreed so i hope that the vandals returned the head and i hope that <hes> honestly probably the church improve security and if you don't return the head. I hope that that crusader haunts you right and i just hope that you get really creeped out by it. You know maybe he was drunk. Escapade then you wake up and there's a mummy head on the heck okay moving on. I'm continuing to talk about against some sports related incidents well. There was football in the last story. The there was so this is about a man who allegedly faked his own kidnapping to get out of a super bowl pool payout which is so weird well. You have to be really desperate. Yeah so what happened is state. Police have said that a western new york man faked his own abduction and robbery because he was short of cash at that he owed to a super bowl pool. How much did okay oh gosh well twice. Say that later i guess he said that he was robbed of sixteen thousand dollars so i don't know about how much he owed but ed somebody imported so what happened. State troopers found sixty year old robert brandel north tunnel wanda tied up in his pickup truck doc in a parking lot thirty miles north of buffalo they i guess the man told the troopers that two men involved and who super bowl squares i robbed him of sixteen thousand dollars drove him around for two days and left. Him tied up his pick so he specifically said. He said they were known to him. The doctors were known to how i really though i don't think that's very wise in like reporting a crime. Do you really say say that they were used today. Brand of men in masks rate really bad kidnappers like people that you know show them show you their face like okay well. They're just very bad at kidnapping could have been but wow that's true. Investigators determined <hes> brandon had entered some fake names in his fifty thousand dollars square pool hoping to make the most of his winnings instead. He ended up short for his payments payouts. What's that is a huge risk yeah yeah oh interesting brand new squares fraud. I know right. I i don't know what type it wouldn't play a game with type of stakes. No fake super bowl squares parties i've been to i've seen been like ten twenty dollars. You know i don't know how to play super bowl squares like names and teams of you think's going to win i mean i guess there's other things i mean. I don't know if it's the same everywhere the party i've gone to. There's there's you know you can you can make prediction of what the score will be at halftime or you can make a prediction of this or that and then there's just. I don't know exactly how it works because i didn't play. That's why this man brando was charged with fraud and falsely reporting an incident yet. I bet you man well. Well not really. I'm not gonna wish you could look feel like i often say good luck but you know you really lied twice put in fake names new super bowl pool and then and you light up being kidnapped and robbed by truck. How did he do that. I don't know if you'd have to have somebody else. Tell you wouldn't you. I would imagine there. Would that person be charged as an accessory. Yes yeah accessory to crime. I don't know that's really weird well. What a strange story all right. We're gonna take a break and then we'll be right back and keep talking about weird news. It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back-nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain and it's getting in between you and the life you want to live cd medic targets your pain at its source. It's fast acting relief with active o._t._c. Ingredients plus the added benefits of t._h._c. free soil. Get back to your life with c._b._d. Medic available online and that c._b._s. Us these statements have not been evaluated by the f._d._a. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease. It's cutting into your exercise time. It's stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain and it's getting in between you in the life. You want to live cd medic. Targets your pain at its source. It's fast acting relief with active o._t._c. Ingredients plus the added benefits of t._h._c. free boil. Get back to your life with c._b._d. Medic available online at c._b._s. These statements have not been evaluated by the f._d._a. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease. This is your ultimate stopper. Everything sports the golden state media concepts sports podcast. Should i say more from the n._f._l. M._l._b. m._l._b. the n._b._a. m._m._a. It's all in here. The golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen now <music> welcome back to the weird news podcast. We continuing to talk about some strange stories this next one i feel like so much of we're news people behaving badly <hes> and this is really an example of that so we've talked about a man faking his own kidnapping. Now we're talking about people who actually got into a fight at a buffet overcrowd- which i guess yeah crab is delicious. If you're gonna have a fight over some sort of food i mean maybe i can understand yes but i did. They run out. Where were they fighting over the last crab leg. What were they doing. Well what happened happened is also. This isn't alabama and the alabama police. The dispute happened over some crab legs and a buffet and i guess it started as a fight right like a dispute and then it ended into a brawl and now two people are facing misdemeanor charges about this and even better there was a was an officer in the restaurant when it happened nice so huntsville police officer gerald johnson said that he was eating at the meteor buffet restaurant when a fight broke got so he was there when it happened right pretty ridiculous he was probably he's probably off duty. Just trying to enjoy a nice dinner right joy his crab legs uh-huh he told news outlets that diners were using us service tongs like fencing swords and plates. We're shattering woman beating them. In a different woman know all the people involved in the fight but they were like sparring with tongue and then she she was just beating him. He's johnson said that the diners had been waiting in line for crab legs for more than ten minutes then. They lost their tempers wants. The food actually actually came out which is unfortunate because then you're not even going to get the crab legs you were waiting for ten minutes and then you just started a fight and you're not even get to enjoy them pretty unfortunate. I would say <hes> also really then you fight not before right everyone else food kin- right once you get what you want. I don't know chuck everything up to this episode as they were drunk. Took the two guys that look alike. I mean that does make sense though i don't know i'm not i'm not saying they were drunk. But there's a chance in some point in their lives i'm sure so i guess they were having to fight. Because once the food came out there temperatures boiled over and news stations reported reported that the people involved chiquita jenkins who was charged with assaulting john chapman and i guess john chapman suffered a cut to his head head. He's also charged with disorderly conduct and honestly i couldn't. I didn't see more details about this. I just thought they had a fight over crab legs and i don't know if maybe be like they were knicks other in line and like you know john went for a crab leg that like chiquita thought was hers then she went to you know defend it. I don't i mean. I guess they were fighting. Eating after the after the crab legs came out so yeah maybe they maybe they were shoving trying to beat each other in the beat each other trying to you know get ba- i right right i don't know i guess i don't know fighting over crab. It is pretty good. We'll say so onto who our next story. This is one that i really have seen pop up for social media most very bizarre. What happened is a dead humpback. Whale mysteriously appeared in an amazon jungle. Oh so strange so okay. Searchers are working to try and figure out how the whale wound up in the rain forest. The whale is believed to be a calf who was found on friday february twenty second on the brazilian island of morrow auto and it is about fifty feet from the ocean. Wow it's not just like on the shore you know had there been a flood. Had there been anything that would have washed it up fifty defeat from the ocean. I don't know they have a couple of hypothesis or i think they have one main theory darlene silva who's a spokesperson for brazil's department one of health sanitation and environment. She told reporters the animals found in a mangrove swamp. Only after the researchers noticed that vultures were circling the sky so it's not on an area that is super populated doesn't seem or one that people visit all the time biologists from the beach they institute so the animal was about twenty six feet long though local officials said is closer to thirty six thirty six feet long johns like a fish story. Yeah are large mammal story story. Yeah i did hear that. Some people said it looked bigger and pictures than how it actually was but i guess i don't know maybe this wasn't a lot for scale. You don't often see you wail on the jungle. I'm not sure right. I've never seen a jungle really never do and then also so the team. They found the carcass. It had no visible injuries so they theorized that then the whale died at sea not which i mean i don't know very strange so the whale died at sea. They're saying bernarda emin. Who's part of the institute's project leader told reporters that researchers don't know how the animal washed up so far from the beach beach but they guessed the creature was floating once it had died. It was floating close the store and then was carried inland by a storm okay so i guess i don't know i mean i guess there had to be a very large storm for that to happen and then i would imagine that other things would have been washed up as well you know to. I don't like fish seems way more likely wail right right the probably used to seeing the fish being washed up tension. Yeah yeah i <hes> <hes> also added that the find is extra baffling since the president of presence of a humpback whale off brazil in february is very unusual and they are rarely seen that far north oh mr whale or ms wailer. Whatever what were you doing there. I don't know i mean i guess potentially maybe the whale had already passed. Let's see and then which is carried along you know like away from where it normally. Maybe like away from where it was i. I don't know very strange well well. Maybe you did that long. Since other creatures weren't decomposing like eating bill. You'd think that if it had been in the water for a while then yeah it would've been the eating by other sealife yeah. I'm not sure researchers are collecting carcass samples but this that there will be no attempts to find a final resting spot fought for it. That can't really be moved. It's so deep into the jungle that they couldn't get a crane to get to it and move it and you can see like a video of this on social media media and really the people to get to have to kind of climb around like a bunch of trees and what now it's not easy to get to so there wouldn't be no way for them to move it so it will remain there which i'm assuming that it'll just be eaten by land creatures like they saw it because vultures circling right so then once it's just bones. Maybe it'll the tourist attraction potential until someone steals the ted. Yeah i'm just i'm just trying to wrap up in a nice boat and appreciate shape that although i'm not sure i don't think it would be that big of a tourist attraction because i think it's pretty deep into the relatively enough that people wouldn't be going out of their way. 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Ep. 13: Robotic pitching arms, Tommy John, PEDs

90 Miles Podcast

15:40 min | 2 years ago

Ep. 13: Robotic pitching arms, Tommy John, PEDs

"Woah to. It's ninety miles the stretch. Hey, welcome to new episode of the stretch ninety miles podcast. We're talking cubs brewers. And here were talking either thing historical things are things in the future. Or what have you? So welcome that you're listening you'd be listening at anytime from the future any future date. So we're gonna talk about the future. In fact, may be years. That's guaranteed is the one thing that's guaranteed as they are listening in the future from right now, they are listening in the future from now. But it could be way in the future. And it might still be relative of in fact, you might be talking about what we're going to be talking about. Now, having come to be perhaps there's some kind of a big scandal or some kind of thing that happens. But we're we're gonna be talking about robotics in injured players. Yes. Yes. So. Yeah. The stretch episodes can get pretty pretty different we like to we'd like to do a lot of historical stuff. But every once in a while, we gotta throw something futuristic. And in a previous episode. We actually talked about artificial intelligence managers, which with the waste of districts are going and analytics are going is seems far fetched. But it may not be as far fetched as we thought. But today. Yeah, we definitely wanted to get into well injuries. Right. Yeah. This little bit related injuries, especially pitchers specifically pitchers who probably right of all, you know, we've seen a trend of Tommy John surgery. You know, I'm seeing more often like players even getting a a third. Tommy, John surgery. You know, it's it's oftentimes they come back stronger once it's gone through too. Because what happens in Tommy, John? I'm not a doctor. I just play one on a podcast. Basically, you have a UCLA injury and your elbow or something of that nature. They steal attendant from a different party, your body, slapping, your elbow. And oftentimes it's stronger than their original piece that was there. There's even been situations where they take them from cadavers. Although I don't know that that's been the case with any of our pitchers that we're gonna talk about. But if you're going that far isn't the logical next step just to put some -biotics in their of some sorts and bionic little robot guys that well. Yeah, butter that would be kind of the next logical step in that trend. I mean, I think about if you recall from Star Wars, Luke Skywalker, replacing his hand with a robotic hand. We know that. Robotics, and prosthetics now I've gotten very sophisticated, and if if there's a way to interconnect metallic or some or other some other kind of mechanical pieces within the arm an in fuse it to the nervous system and reacts to you know, that there could be some things that could be done inside the arm that would essentially give a pitcher kind of superhuman strength strength and durability in particular. And right. That's the main thing is throwing harder and harder. And it's it's, you know, pitchers at this point are throwing harder than their bodies are designed to handle. So that's why you get get all these time John surgeries. Now. I mean there, you know, there's teenagers getting it in some cases. You know, if I was going to be a pitcher. I might consider just preemptively doing it. If I have a week, you seal the doctor looks at it. You know, what you know? You're nineteen twenty years old. Yeah. You're drafted. You're on a team. Right. Why not get it guys are doing it? More preemptively. You know, it's it's more and more rare that a guy like Corey Canabal, for instance, for the brewers this year head to go down he'd been pitching with UCLA damage for four years, that's more and more rare all the time when he comes back next season and he's healthier. I imagine his arms gonna feel better than it ever has before. Yeah. I don't think it's all that farfetched at all that we go and ten years fifteen years to something that isn't even necessarily human not could very well be over. Oh, botic piece. It would be a now the big thing is baseball going always baseball going to react to this. Right, right. If Walker hand, that's my grip. You know? That's that's gonna be sweet. I mean gonna move maybe a pitcher with this with some kind of robotics, and there is able to to hit a hundred ten hundred twenty mile per hour pitches. You might need a new shoulder at that point. Then we'll right. So reconstructive shoulder the whole arm the whole thing. I mean, it is a matter of of torque that where's the body? But if you if that torque is is instead be instead of being tendons and joints and bones. You know, and it's instead, it's biomechanical machinery inside there. Well, there's no telling and they I mean, you know, if that if it in that direction. Well, it makes me think to this isn't just from futuristic movie stuff. Right. Terminator Star Wars. Yeah. What about wasn't it? The was it the movie the rookie, the kid broke his arm. What did the doctor really put in his arm? Yeah. That's the secret to that story that nobody talks about right? Yeah. I mean at what point will. We'll major league baseball require starting pitchers to regular. Clearly, get x-rays to make sure they don't have any metal metal detector. The metal detector coming out of the bullpen. Yes. The ones the there. One thing the arm of the pitcher to make sure nothing's going on right? Here's nail files on in your arm, dude. Right. Yeah. I mean, that's I mean, we meant you know, we were thought about that before like like PD's, you know, at a certain point where would that that no longer be legal? I mean, are you if you're human part robot it should be allowed to play major leagues? I in the major leagues, I don't know. And I guess I mean, I guess there could be aspects of that that could apply to hitting as well. Well, no, here's another thing too. There's official intelligence out there is there not a robot. That is now a citizen of country. Didn't that happen fairly recently? We've talked about tells you. Yeah. Yeah. So that's about that. Yeah. We will. Why can't that robot play baseball? Why not? This is an illegal citizen. I don't know. This is this is getting pretty edgy. Yeah. I mean, if it's an unfair advantage silly. But but well, yeah, definitely could be some player might have to break. The the robotics robot barrier. You know at some point. Yeah, we just celebrated Jackie Robinson day. The next one could be. All right. Dr. Oh, that's dumb. No Jackie Robinson, did some things. I want wanna get so just trying to have fun with the robotics idea. But seriously, right. It could get to the point where you know, bio mechanics sciences way advanced on a lot of this stuff, you know, artificial pieces that aren't human in. You know, we're made by you know, outside of the body and put into a body. It's already happening, and it has been happening for years when you go back to looking at different types of heart surgeries pacemakers things like that. Yeah. It's not that. That right. Yeah. It's not far fetched at all for this to actually start happening to arms and elbows, and it may already be happening. And we don't know that would be that would be interesting as there is a pitcher or two out there that comes back from these Tommy Johns and unquote hand, quote, Tommy, John and they come back, right. Whoa. Yeah. Hundred and five on the radar gun. What is going on here hundred hundred one hundred eleven okay. That part might be a little ridiculous. But what I was thinking. Well, right. Well, the whole thing's ridiculous. But let's be. What what I was thinking more realistically is they would have an easier time throwing those lower the, you know, where they were throwing before with less pain. That's really what it's about like what Cory can Abel's going through what Brent suitors going through for the brewers. They're gonna come back is longer the cubs. Drew smiley. Yup. Yeah. Kerry wood in the past, and and actually Paul Molitor, Ben sheets to Paul mall sheets his head it. Yep. Well, carry wouldn't Ben sheets that ties right back to our last stretch. Both Tommy John Paul Molitor Val was the first player who underwent Tommy John surgery to be elected to the whole fame. So I think when I saw that I didn't know that. And I mentioned that to you. I don't think. No. I had no idea. Yeah. That's pretty interesting. That's it is. Yeah. Position player to the first one to get into the hall of fame. John to me. It's funny. Tommy John's should almost be in the hall of fame. Just for being Tommy John because everybody knows his name reacted go back in the last twenty years. And there's going to be guys that I don't even realize hall of famers. But Tommy, John is probably one of the most famous names in all baseball history at this point. It's name-wise just because he was the first to go through this and. Interesting the history on that. Yeah. Thing that I thought would be interesting too is what about robotics and the fingers changing the grip of the baseball being able to grip different way. You know? Yeah. You know, getting spin rates, you know. Three three thousand eight hundred RPM's on that pitch. Yeah. It'll look like a fast pitch softball player. Throwing that rising fastball. With goes up with a ball. Yes, anyway. So it seems a bit ridiculous. But actually, it's probably going to happen. Eventually here that points and they come buying previous stretch segment to to this. You know, when we talked about AI managers just talking about robotics in general, this is shooting out even further into the future. I mean, there is also the possibility of of an actual robot. Cling in the major leagues. And no one knowing it's a robot. I I don't know that could happen some point which I thought I. In our lifetime. But they you know, that would definitely require like, okay. We need to make sure you're actually a human. For for trying to contract, you know? But less duplicate robot is created of the player and the player goes and hides out during the game as it's has. It's, you know, robot clone play four it, and and, you know, go like five we're getting their, iphones, and and sky Nuttal happen will destroy yourselves long before to worry about robots that's more realistic in. No, it's remember Nintendo game from when I was growing up. This is kind of obscure game called base wars. It was all robots and. The second base. If the second base robot had the ball, you had to battle them to get the second base. So it could be, you know, a combination of battle bots and baseball. Well, that would be a separate league. I think for for that. Or if human started doing that that'd be interesting to you got to fight the guy to get the second, you know, m baseball now, we're just being ridiculous. Anyway, that was the stretch episode. You got anything else that you wanna throw in there? It was kind of short. But. No, I don't know. You know? I guess you know, what? Oh, oh. Yeah. Well. Dying. But alternate leagues, you know. Remember XFL? Yeah. You know, X LB they could create and that's just for robot baseball players. So I'm in. Let's do it. Right. Well, yeah, we embrace wars the robots would actually shoot the ball out of their arm. Maybe that's where the pitchers ought to be looking to go. You know, what forget Tommy John just take the arm off and give me a canon. Yes. He's a human being how can this not be legal baseball? You gotta let them play. You can't exclude a guy just because he's got a robot arm. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. We're not. Okay. Getting. Yeah. This is getting out there this when we get a little ridiculous. It's fun to break up the season a little bit. And you know, it's still relevant kinda. Tommy, John happens. You know, it's there's things out there going on non human parts in human beings to to get them through a good effect baseball someday. I I would say it's likely it will affect baseball in some way or another. So. Yeah. Because we might not be around anymore by the time at buds. Butts out out there in the dust bins of the internet. Someone will come back and be like, hey, they predicted that so. Yeah. There you have it someday. Robots arms people baseball there. Yeah. That's the episode. All right anyway. Enjoy your coffee have a great Sunday. And a great day. If it is a Sunday, I suppose you can listen to the listener. Listen anytime, you may be listening to ten years from now. And be like. Yep. They were right. And they were total. Yup. They were then too. More life time anyways, great day. We'll we'll catch you later. Sounds like a plan Cup suck back.

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EP79  Chapter 12 From Dear Baseball Gods: A Memoir

Dear Baseball Gods,

25:19 min | 2 years ago

EP79 Chapter 12 From Dear Baseball Gods: A Memoir

"What's up Dan Blewett here? I've got another sample chapter of my book. Dear baseball odds a memoir to share today so this is chapter twelve and it's actually written to the baseball gods. There's only three written to them. And the whole book all the others are written to actual people in a contextual way that shares a story for my career that I felt like would impact them or had some relevance to their life or had a lesson that I wanted to share with them so chapter twelve has a lot of different things going on number one in it. I learned that my second elbow surgery probably could have been avoided and so I talked how I deal with that situation and Learning something like that years later. When you learn that because of someone else's negligence your life could have been completely different is tough to deal with. So that's one of the themes in this chapter. Another one is my bounce back from my worst season. Fargo. I'm in Evansville in this chapter and in it. I talk about my meditation practice. Some of the ways I've been changing as a player. Some of the new leadership qualities and sort of aggressive kind of competitive qualities that. I started to exhibit that season. We know one of the big themes in the book is how I grew up as an athlete from kind of calm pensive kid but into this aggressive more of a leader as I got older kind of player and I was. I was aware of this change over time and especially in this season. This is my third year. I started to notice it more and more with altercations with teammates from now on every now and again Just the way I approached my pre-game proud the way I competed. Lots of things were changing. So there's a lot of different themes in this chapter. I think it's really interesting. WanNa share and it's called dear baseball gods the rotten planks or a gift. So I'll let you figure out what that means but jump in chapter twelve. I hope you enjoy it. Twelve dear baseball gods the rotten planks were a gift. One of my favorite thought experiments is the ship of the king. Theseus was a naval war hero in Greek mythology and had his ship preserved immemorial over time. Wooden boards of the ship rotted and were replaced with new ones. The ship lived on but was no longer comprised completely of the original planks. It's a problem of identity. And the question poses this as boards or replaced. Wendy's theseus ship become a new ship after the first board ten boards. If fifty one percent of the original ship is still intact. Is it still the original? My career tick daily in my head reminding me that. I didn't evolve and get better today tomorrow. I B two days behind the standard rose each year and it became necessary to replace planks before they rotted by the time. A pitcher realizes he needs a change. It's often too late when I entered pro baseball in two thousand ten. I was one of only a handful of starters in my league. Who can throw every fastball? In a game above ninety has a reliever I average ninety two. A measure considered much too slow by today's standards. I underwent a second. Tommy John Surgery and beat the odds by restoring one hundred percent of my previous philosophy yet restoring a two year. Old version is still aversion. That's two years outdated. We have to change and Change Now. The heard of younger players thunders. On with or without us I received Priscilla's tendon allographs. In my first Tommy John Surgery and allographs tissue donated from another person might tendon came from a deceased man and gave me the option of writing his family. An anonymous letter. I declined I wanted to but I wasn't sure what I'd say or how I'd say it. I just couldn't find the words I regret. Not Pending that letter and thought about my elbow. Allot after that surgery. With four years of philosophy under my bell theseus ship immediately jumped into my mind was I had the same person was is still me? Was this man living through my elbow in January of two thousand eighteen. I spoke at the American Sports Medicine Institute. Thirty six annual injuries in baseball course. The seminars organized each year by renowned surgeon Dr James Andrews and his institute. I received a rare invitation to speak from a non medical perspective. I jumped at the chance. In front of a sea of doctors trainers and physical therapists. I spoke about what the surgery meant to me. How there was a gap in the rehab process and how important the emotional side of the recovery was afterward. A group of doctors and physical therapists shook my hand and Chad with me. I revealed in my speech how I received an ally graft with raised eyebrows. The first question they asked was who did your surgery. I confirm their suspicions. My doctor was known for using allographs. One of them told me I almost certainly had a case to sue for malpractice the use of cadaver graft and a first Tommy. John Procedure was so uncommon. That was almost certainly the reason I had failed. My leaking busted. Plank was replaced with another equally. Rotten one I immediately dismissed the idea of a lawsuit in baseball. All of us politics at work we all notice when the son of a scout pro player or manager gets drafted despite a to ten batting average or eighty six. Mph fastball and a five fifty E. R. A. I never envied those people spend as little time as I could being bitter about it. I've always wanted to earn the money my wallet and the Trophies on my wall. I didn't WanNa dig old ghosts in court and wag my finger about the pain and suffering. My doctor caused me even if I was a righteous in doing so I don't feel wronged and couldn't make a straight face argument. That undue pain and suffering came my way because of that allographs. I know my career path have been completely different. But it wasn't when a plank needs to be replaced by pulled on my hammer and nail blaming the ocean would only allow more water to flow into the whole. It's impossible always come back better after an injury. Sometimes a restoration is about as good as it gets though. I couldn't trend physically upward every year mentally. I could what I found. Most valuable was the way I changed. A new stronger. Man replaced the old in the mirror. The surgeries in hinder that. They helped it that year after leaving. Fargo I saw hard work pay off I WATCH MYSELF RISE TO THE CHALLENGE. Fargo imposed upon me. I realized that Simi's Alpers had forced me to replace an entire section my boat because of it. The sailing was smoother and faster than ever mentally. I never stayed the same to stay the same at being left behind. In my return Evansville. I grew faster and taller than any year. Prior in two thousand twelve Sumi called released me from my contract and forego just a week before spring. Training was slated to begin. He had a backup option for me. Andy from Evansville really wants you to Pitch Forum. They think you can be their number one guy. I know the American Association was tough on you so give it some thought. I can trade you there if you want and we won't have to officially release you. It's your call. I asked to be released. Assuming the step down back into the younger Frontier League would be bad for my career. I'd hold out for another American Association team to call a short time later. The phone rang. It was not who I expected. Hello Blue How are your kid? Heard you back on the market it was Brooks Hey brooks yeah I guess I am. There's a few things you didn't know number one being that I'm no longer with normal. I took the pitching coach. Job in Evansville any McCauley's a good man. He's the manager there. He and I both want you to come pitch for us. I want you to be our as you can do that job. I know you can. I resisted but so did brooks continuing to explain that Andy was a fair honest. Good manager I should play for him. He said I get plenty of chances to de myself. After a few hours of deliberation I decided being a second year. Holdout wasn't good. I had earned enough in the game to be holding out for anything. I had to pitch and to be a number one at that. I doubt and he's number. Which both Simeon Brooks had sent me. Hey Dan glad to hear from you. My guess is brooks filled you in on the situation. What do you say? I think it'd be a great fit for you here. The owner bill bussing really loves. The team takes good care the players. Here let's do it fantastic. I'll facts over. The contract is a thousand bucks. Okay that's the most I made this for. Sure thank you. You gotta look forward to seeing you here soon in baseball. Your statistics known in the Lingo as your numbers become your resume my era in Fargo. The most important number in pitchers resume was an abysmal. Seven point six nine anything above four point five is grounds to get released so I didn't have. The luxury of being choosey really was lucky. No chance at all I thought back to that day and the Chicago Hotel. I hadn't called Brooks before leaving for Fargo. What he called me. The answer had to have been no andy had been the league managing for Evansville. When I played for normal yet I was a year removed. And the Andy and semi were friends. There wasn't much good in two thousand eleven season Brooks had been the driving force. He really didn't own anything for that phone call but he kept his word nonetheless a month and a half later. I was sitting beneath a scoreboard in my sweat. Soaked pre-game shirt and shorts. The Sun was beating down as I sat cross-legged beyond the Center Field Wall. Still New to my meditation practice. I tried to find secluded places where I sit in. Silence away from judgmental is with the exception of Garrett bullock a wake forest Grad and left-handed pitcher. I didn't know any other players. Who Meditated those? Who played with gear? Bear would corroborate that. He was both a genius. And an unabashed nerd what I loved about him was how he completely owned his door. Keenness he found ways to one up himself until the last day of the season dude. Are you reading a text book on the toilet? He just cackle with laughter. When I later need an escort to and from Cincinnati for Surgery Garrett volunteered. He drove me both ways in played nurse for day today. He's a doctor of physical therapy and is completing a PhD in epidemiology and bio stats at the University of Oxford. There he says everyone is a super dork like me. Because I couldn't own my darkness Gabeira. Could I went out of my way to find? You hiding spots the scoreboard secluded. But there was a reason I would never choose that gravelly location again. As the first few ants crawled on my arms and legs. I snapped my eyes open to brush them off of me. I only had twenty more minutes before I had to start getting ready so I was committed to my spot. Will You die? Will the ants kill you no I replied to the voice then? Sits still isn't being comfortable discomfort kind of the point. I closed my eyes and tried to relax as a few more tiny black. Ants crawled on my arms legs. Back and chest. I stayed still. I kept my lid shut as a traced out their path in my mind. Ordinarily I'd focus on my breath and repeat words of confidence in my head reminding myself who I was and who I wanted to be visualized my next start and how I'd attack hitters watching each pitch stream towards the mid with a visible tail like that of a tracer round shot from a machine gun the answer just a new challenge a new distraction of lockout. They were tiny little hecklers and would only steal my clarity if I let them twenty minutes later I opened. My eyes stood up and shook them all off like a wet dog. I was hungry. I needed a peanut butter and Jelly. I had rolled into town with mixed feelings. That quickly faded. I Love Bosse field and immediately bonded with my starting pitcher. Brethren Evansville hadn't been a winning team in a few years despite enjoying a championship in two thousand six in his forties tall and Tan from days in the hot southern Indiana son and he took the reins in two thousand ten. The same year I first entered the league. He had been managing for a dozen years prior with notably long stops in Schaumburg and Kansas City. Where in two thousand eight? He won his first championship in a two thousand sixteen article for the Evansville courier and press he shares desire to wear an Otter Jersey. Until the end I'll be any my career here whether it's retirement death or firing after countless winning seasons in a two thousand sixteen championship. He's probably in the captain's chair for good while longer. He gives his players respect freedom and more chances than most turnaround slump goodwill emanated from his coaches office in Bosse Field Pitcher's in pro baseball. Don't interact with their manager. Nearly as often as amateur players do during batting practice the manager typically hangs out behind the backstop known as the turtle as position players take their daily three or four rounds of BP the hitters interact with him between rounds whereas pitchers relegate the outfield shaggy batted balls and generally being bored at all times pitchers elsewhere doing pitcher. Things that simply don't concern. The manager once field activities are done for the day. The manager will then go into hiding as you confers. His coaching staff writes the lineup and plans out the minute of the game. Throughout my career my manager was somewhat of a work acquaintance to whom I'd say. Hello Keep Walking. As we passed in the hallways our relationship evolved beyond those typically sterile interactions. The turning point came in the season in June when after a few rounds of the starting rotation I have been consistently leaving with a lead. We bust north of traverse city Michigan for a three game road series. By the time my star rolled around on the third day we were in the throngs of a four game losing streak. Our squad got blown out in games one and two of the series and we need to stop the bleeding. When you're the ACE OF THE STAFF. It's your job to plug that wound. It was the seventh inning and we had just pushed across a run to take a two to one lead the traverse city beach. Bums had a curiously designed ballpark. Most stadiums are all brick and mortar rising high above the playing surface. The shell of Warfare Park by contrast was clad in white siding gray pitched roofs with square. Paneled windows that belonged in a bedroom the entire shell resembled a long row of two storey beach town houses inside the park. The sweets were the same. They look like beachfront homes on the tall stilts to protect against storm surges white adirondack chairs line the concourse areas. It was unique ballpark. Unlike any I had seen with one out. I give a double that put. The tying run on second after a strikeout brooks came out to talk to me like a here Eric. Massing Ham are closer warming up masses over their emotion toward our bullpen. In the right field corner. He's about ready. I can bring them in now unless I gave him a disapproving look out of the corner of my eye brooks was clearly trying to bait me into saying something and doing so with no subtlety whatsoever. He proud on a bit longer. Not being the least bit clever and disguising what he was doing he wanted to hear me. Say I got this. Leave me and Brooks so I did. I looked him in the eye. And Call me explain that the next hitter couldn't hit a curve ball and that I had the best one in the league it would be most wise to leave me in smiled and said that's all I wanted to hear. He departed down the mount or the dugout walking his lopsided walk. I made good on my promise. Striking out the final hitter of the innings. And the threat. I return to the dugout after that inning. To a few extra pats on the butt and a big Heckuva job blue for Mandy propential- even killed guy. I felt good drawing some excitement out of him. I wanted to help him win. Games because managers need to keep their jobs just like we players did he'd given me a fresh start in Evansville and so we were in it together. Mass came into the tight ball game in the eighth for a two inning. Save though he tacked on a few runs in the ninth to give them some breathing room. We hit the road with a much needed. Five to one. Victory ending are losing streak. It was one of the first times in my career when I truly felt like a leader. I thought back to my conversation with Doctor Templeton. Maybe I was finally growing toward the canopy of the forest is my experiences in baseball deepened. My Roots Maybe. I could lead not just by example off the field but in action when the lights are on in my upper class years in college. I know that I helped show. The young players would hard work like yet my performances were never good enough. I simply couldn't put it all together on the field even as earned the number one pitcher label of that meagher staff competing for my job was bringing out the best in me. I was slowly learning how to put a team on back and rise up on that night in Michigan I was the guy hard work was paying off. I thought if I kept it up. Maybe I'd soon get a chance with. Mlb team players police themselves at high levels and thus many aspects of dugout life are subject to unwritten rules enforced by whoever decides to enforce them. One of my friends in the starting rotation was a guy named Matt who got the short end of the stick by our offense he was Owen. Six after six starts despite era that was in the mid fours a four point five year as about average. It's not good but it's also not terrible. It will get you released. Sometimes but pitchers also make it whole seasons pitching to a four and a half this time because of his pathetic win loss record matt was on the chopping block. Brooks told me in confidence that Matt needed pitch well in his next start or the ownership was going to get rid of him. He couldn't control his losing record but it would be the death of him nonetheless as Matt made his next start at home. He opposed a good starting pitcher who threw harder than average with a very good curveball. This fellow mowed down our hitters for the first few innings on nothing but high fastballs and knee high curb balls as I watched nervous that we need to start hitting him. I felt exceedingly frustrated that our hitters weren't adjusting. Our opponent was pitching with a very predictable pattern curve balls for strikes and high fastballs above the strike zone a hitter to do one two things to adjust sit on the curb all that he tossed over the plate or ignore the high fastball. Either would force them to bring his fastball down to the zone where hitters would have an advantage rather we continue to swing and strike out on pitches that were out of zone. We also continue to stare at curve. Balls right down the middle. It was ugly and Matt deserved better. The hitters jobs on the line but Matt's was. He was pitching for his life later in the game. One of our hitters took a big aggressive cut at a first pitch high fastball and drove into the wall a knee jerk reaction my frustration I blurted out great looks like he's one of our hitters is trying this did not sit well do hitters hanging in the dugout rail next to me both backed off the rail as they turned toward. Me Brow. Furrowed and anger is a asked in explicit terms. What I was implying. I thought for a moment what I retract it and apologize. I felt scared college kid and meet tug on my shirt then. I smacked his hand away. No I meant it Matt deserves better. What I mean is that my teammate is out there on MT battling and you hitters. Keep striking out the exact same way. Someone needs to make an adjustment. This did not go over. Well they got my face I wag my finger right back as the shouting match. Nearly explode into a brawl at the top of our steep concrete. Dugout steps Andy ran over from his post. Break it up your teammates. We backed off into separate corners. Slumping onto our stools as the rest of the team. Nervously wondered if the bell would ring again. I spend the bucket and scout across the ring. Eventually we also Golfer. Boxing gloves and got back to the game the next day. Andy Grab me while we pitchers were out doing our pitcher things. Hey Blue so listen. What you said wasn't wrong but I can't have the team tearing itself apart from the inside. I nodded the hitters. Need to do a better job of making adjustments. He explained as I apologize to him. What I did wasn't productive. No one would have responded well to how I said what I said. It stuck in my mind though as either a turning point or a sign that had already turned snapping at Pete and Lake County and now nearly brawling in the dugout. I was just changing in college. Some of our team rules and policies made me feel like a child unable to explore my limits. At times I felt like little more than a bonsai tree being pruned into a handsome albeit limited shape. I got most of the opportunities I needed but looking back I see now why it didn't come to understand who I was as a pitcher until much later. Pro Baseball didn't just provide freedom. It was freedom. I was out exploring the country playing the game. I loved wall growing into myself. I could get drunk all night if I chose. And as long as they showed up played well known. Would say a thing though. I didn't choose that the knowledge that my decisions and consequences were purely my own. All of it allowed me to become who I really was to grow tall or not as doctor. Templeton had eluded despite another Italian Matt's loss column. He stuck around having battled back from injuries. Terrible season prior in Fargo. I felt a strong sense of ownership in that team. I wanted to repay Andy Brooks and the ownership for not only taking a chance on me after a bad season but putting faith in me a had earned the number one role they just believed. I could rise up to meet it. I wanted to prove that I was worthy. Maybe that had something to do with the shouting match in the dugout. A few weeks later I made will become my last are the season for Evansville. I walked off the mound yet again escorted by the empire. My coach the same walk. I had done years earlier in college. I got the news on my elbow was again. Torn and required. Tommy John Surgery I- deflated completely. A few weeks later I received the good news that was voted. A member of our divisions all star team. It was held in normal that season my adopted hometown and thus I had been greatly anticipating that vote until the news of my elbow. It felt like a dream to start the all star game in front of all the young kids I trained the deceive their coach and action. Sadly all I can do is wave as I ready boards and nails for my upcoming surgery. When I returned from the game the only thing I could do was wait for my surgery date and so I became more or less a member of the coaching staff. I spend more time with Brooks and Andy and existed a strange inbetween where I was no longer an active player but wasn't a coach. Either it was tough carrying on the same as I did before knowing that I wouldn't stepped onto the field again for at least another eighteen months. I tried to be a good teammate. And not bring anyone else down with me by two thousand twelve season was over and two thousand thirteen was done before it even began. I knew well what a long tedious journey had in front of me but I committed to it that day in Rockford when I suited up I was having too much fun finding out how good I could be an how tall I might grow. I would not fade quietly into civilian life like so many others had. I was scheduled for surgery in Cincinnati by the reds team physician. Dr Tim Kremchek as a revision patient. I need a world class doctor who could clean up the mess from a previously repaired elbow ligament as the August seventh date approached. Andy assured me that he'd make calls for me when I was ready. Once you're out getting back in is not easy the game waits for no man Duff. Got Me to Simi Simi. Gave Me Chances? I didn't deserve when Fargo released. Me Brooks kept his word and handed me off the Andy Blue. When you're ready you call me. I nodded but it wouldn't be the same me that showed up on his caller. Id in a year or two. I was riding already time and age. Accelerating the process if I merely revived my old self. I'd never get back in. I learned better than away for change. The old me would not return those rotten planks. Were a gift all right. Well I hope you enjoy that chapter That's obviously smack DAB in the middle of the book but if you enjoy it make sure you check out the links here. In Youtube you can easily pick up the book through the links below. It's available in paperback from Amazon. In E book from all your favorite online providers and the audiobook version should be done by the middle of April. So thank you for listening and we'll talk to you soon.

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Brent Strom, Houston Astros Pitching Coach

The Twelve Six Podcast

56:50 min | 2 years ago

Brent Strom, Houston Astros Pitching Coach

"What's up everybody? Welcome back to the twelfth. Six podcast. I'm your host columnists Hugh. I know it's been awhile since we last talked my apologies baseball season is a tendency to disrupt even your best laid plans. So I haven't been able to do as many interviews as I would have liked to so far. But I am really excited about today's guest, he's one of my favorite people, I've ever encountered in the baseball world, that Houston Astros pitching coach Brent Strom. We had a chance to sit down while we were in Monterrey Mexico earlier this month for the Mexico series against the angels. And he's got some amazing stories strumming has forty plus years of baseball experience and he's probably forgotten more about the game than most of us will ever hope to know today. We talk about are similar debuts, even though they were forty years apart. How baseball has helped him travel the world in how Tommy, John surgery nearly had a different name, if you haven't already make sure to subscribe to the show. So you're always up to date when new episodes air and leave us a review were always looking for new suggestions from you guys. How to make the show better. So without further ado, I hope you enjoyed today's conversation with Brett Strom. Thanks for being here. This is this is really isn't important day because you're the first coach that's been on the podcast MAC. I knew you'd be good at this and it's not easy and I'm enjoying enjoy this kind of stuff, especially with somebody like yourself. I will have to say you of all the people that have been requested to be on the show. You probably come the most highly recommended from people who, who are listening, because I mean you've got how many years of baseball professional baseball under your belt. Now nineteen seventy was my first year after graduate from college. So what does that almost forty eight years while that? So it's, it's been a long time. And I'm not sure where the years have gone for. You're young man. You're still you're still young man here in this game. Well, I don't know if seventy is today's forty I don't know if that's true. But dealing with you young guys tried to keep me younger. Although the music I can't quite get used to that yet. Your big Motown guy, right? Love the Motown the Motown sound grew up with it four tops, temptations, Marvin Gaye the whole bit. That's, that's my kind of music. Now. You and Lance mccullers have probably vastly different music tastes at this point. Correct. I would say we vastly different in a lot of things, quite frankly. But, you know, I enjoy Lance. He's he's, he's very refreshing for me. I always tell people he's pop culture. Guru cause anything that I need to know that's going on in pop culture, these days, he a as heard of before anybody else hasn't and understands it down. Yeah. He's very he's into a lot of different things. And my favorite photo, I have is rehabbing his elbow while he's on the phone at the same time. So he he's a multitasker extraordinaire, so how I meant meaning to ask you this because I was talking to early on about. About it a little bit. The other day he is a little bit from different generation baseball players playing for fourteen fifteen years now. And when he said when he came up into the big leagues, it was different because guys had cell phones, but there was no like smartphones at the time the internet was like it was the out there. But there wasn't a whole lot to do on it while you were in the clubhouse everybody just talked or interacted or played cards whatever what was your clubhouse experience. Like when you came into the back then there was no computers, the, if any computers were held by the military and about the size of this room, room, that we're talking right now paper and pad. A lot of verbal stuff. You looked at eight millimeter film. There was VHS those kind of things, but nothing to the extent that is now in its. I'm just grateful that I got on board. Otherwise, I'd be a dinosaur right now and trying to stay up with you guys. It can be trying at times. But that's, that's one of the things that's made you as successful as you have been at this level really in baseball. General's because you, you keep adapting and you keep yourself you seem to keep yourself open to whatever is new whatever. On the cutting edge while also having the reference point of forty years of baseball experience. It's funny, I tell people I get these. I got an award last year as, as coach of the year majorly coach of the year, and people come up and congratulate me all the time. And I tell him to say Bill Parcells once said writers, right coaches coach players play. So I know where my bread is buttered. It's what the players and I've been I've been blessed, especially the last three three years, or so, to have exceptional exceptional exceptional pitchers to work with make me look good. The funny thing ironic thing about it is a lot of the same stuff that I'm teaching now I taught years ago, all it did was give me fired. And, and so as almost like I was out on the gang plant plank by myself talking about elevated heaters talking about forcing fastballs talking about the vertical game when I was with an organization at the. Time the cardinals that were definitely not a vertical team. They were a horizontal east west team writers, sliders. I can still remember with fond memories, your first game you ever pitched for us at the big level up in Seattle. That was a that was a leap of faith that you took with me, and I prayed, I prayed quite a great deal that game. I think you ended up going seven and a third seven two thirds eleven punch outs. Never saw the minor leagues again. And I to this day, I tell that story and, basically, we were facing seven maybe eight left hitters in Seattle and you had come up to be a spot start guy, boy, what a, what a story for you, and in what you've done the last few years has been exceptional nineteen game winner done very well for yourself. And one of top pitchers in the in the in the big leagues. Will thank you. I appreciate that. I was looking back at your career when you're pitching and I saw that you, you a or drafted three times. We went to USC to national titles at USC. Yeah, we one in sixty eight and seventy lost out to UCLA in nineteen sixty nine however, even that was different. We didn't have the brackets, the sixty four. He just had to win a regional, right? Then you win another willing. Presume, you find yourself in the in Omaha. And, and even then coming out of the west your, you know, your competition was Oklahoma, state, Texas, maybe a team in the south but you know then we've faced teams like Harvard or something like that. And really, it was tougher to get out of our regional that wants to win those games in the college World Series. Right. And you got drafted third overall nineteen seventy secondary phase. It wasn't. Once they headed rule back than if you were drafted and did not sign you would go into a different phase. And it was a secondary phase for people that had been drafted before I think some baseball people out there may remember Dave Kingman slugger was drafted high Jim Barr. My teammate USC pitch. For number years with the giants was drafted high. Then I started my career with the with the New York Mets at as it I so we both have that in common that we both we both were former Mets and on top of that your debut at the Mets. Well, I didn't get a win. But you pitched I can remember it. Vividly. You never forget your first. Now I'm sure you won't ever. Forget your first game. Remember it was against the Montreal Expos Willie Mays played first base for me, which was kind of neat. I went nine innings got a notice isn in little denote my next game I started against the big red machine. I gave up a home run to Johnny bench and the top of the second and that wasn't the difficult part for me. The difficult part was going is in my arm after the game and listening to interview on Johnny bench. And the question was asked Johnny what did would you hit? And he says, I don't know if it was a fast bowler change up. That was a little defeating at that time. You know, at least I gave up a home run to haul Famer oh, man. So we have kind of similar stories in that in that respect that I came up with the Mets had a good debut at the Mets, and then proceeded to have a pretty bad next year for them up and down between the minor leagues in the big leagues. Did not pitch. Well, get traded to Colorado. And then when I came to Houston, it was kind of that breath of fresh air. And I know you kind of you bounce around from the Mets to Cleveland. And then finally to San Diego, correct? Yeah, I got back to my hometown in San Diego. I think they were happy because had a lot of guys drink beer. That would come out and watch fish. They made some money at the concession stands, but that was that was probably the highlight of my short career. Unfortunately arm injuries derailed by my dreams, I fully plan to pitch fifteen years in the big leagues. I think I think what really happened galling his as a youth really over extended myself pitched way too much. You didn't have any instruction at the time. And like yourself I had a good curve ball. And when you're youngster with a good curve ball. You like to throw it a lot. Yeah. And I and I ended up having became the second guy to have Tommy, John surgery and tried to come back, but just could make it and ended up getting into the coaching field with dodgers. What was it like being at we always we joke about if, if it would have been how many years earlier before time Jonah went been the prints from the Bernstorff surgery. I unfortunately I won twenty two major league games, and he won two hundred eighty eight. So I, I think I think the Tommy, John surgery boats, better with the with the general public. But you came back, you did come back from it. You you pitched a little bit afterwards but there was no game. There was no like road path, or a path for how to rehab that surgery at that point, was there. Well, it's funny I was talking to Jeremiah trainer just or the day and I know what, you know, I noticed what, what Lance is going through with his Tommy, John surgery, in the, the overriding concern, and always being taken care of I laugh about mine. You know I I was out of the game. I went ahead, Tommy, John surgery got in my car, I drove from San Diego to Los Angeles, had the surgery and turned around and drove back. I me myself. And I just that's the way it goes, there was. No. I think is as I look back. There was no really prescribed way to rehab in terms of now you watch land soon, as you came out of surgery. There was a plan to strengthen and get the arm flexibility back in. So I look at Lance now and, and his right arm. Look, so much exactly like his left in terms of his ability to straighten it, I forced to this day. I can't really. Yeah. And Dr job did the surgery with Dr curl, and I believe, right? How was your relationship with them going into because it was really was kind of an explorer, still, they couldn't wait to do it? They were excited done. Tommy, john. Right. And, and so when I realized I, I was masking, the pain, I'd had you know, back, then I was using weights. Now a thing called capsule, in which is banned right now. And so I would just apply a massive amount of heat on my arm just to just to take the pain away, and I knew I was on a slip. Slope at the time you're in the major leagues insure dream, you don't wanna lose it. And so really didn't really have a plan. I was just hoping to hang on. Unfortunately, didn't work out. But now fortunately for me, I Bailey extend my career through guys. And, you know, me, I live and die with each of you guys outings. And, and what are one us in our pitching staff to be successful? And, and for the most part, we have been yeah. We've been more than people expected going going back to my first year in twenty fourteen. We'd come off losing one hundred games three straight years. Twenty fourteen was was it your first year the twenty four teams my first year under Bo porter. We won seventy games and we were static a we were site. Yeah. Because the year before they went forty something we won seventy games. And, but we started make some progress, you know, I think of Dallas kaikal is being one of the guys who was kind of a forebear of that altuve, too was kinda coming into his own. But we had we had an array of pitchers, but there was, there was a plan, and I knew Jeff Luneau from the cardinal days, he brought me over. And he had a plan. He wasn't a DVD from that plan part of that plan was finding you for example, and looking beyond the, the wins and losses at so many people looked at looked at peripherals looked at spin rates looked at the ability to throw the curveball in and he did that with a number of guys, I think, is, obviously has paid off. Yeah. It's paid off in spades, for him in for Oranization which grew from there into one of the premier organizations and baseball are minor league system into one of the premier minor league systems in baseball. I think that's what you guys had together in Saint Louis. For such a long time was the ability to just continually reload at the big league level from guys moving up. I remember when I was in the minor leagues with mats, and you're the farm director with or the minor league pitching coordinator with the with the cardinals, right? We will come through. And there were just always be arm after arm after arm of guys who could just throw it coming through organization. Well, you know, when I when I came over to the cardinals, it was kind of a love hate relationship. I had Jeff on my side. I did not have the current pitching coach or the then. Pitching coach. Dave Duncan well-known pitching coach, who I didn't have Tony Russo on my side. I came in with a different idea of elevated heaters, longtime different ways to increase velocity momentum build up, not the basic get to a balanced point and pitch by movements. But actually, what was more important was what happens between the movements? The rhythm, the timing different things in basically, my one of my mentors sandy, Colfax is my favorite pitcher of all time indicated to me at a time you said, you know, he asked me one day says, you know, who throw sinkers, a lot of sinkers people can't throw fastballs. And I watched a lot of guys that throw throw like yourself, eighty nine to ninety two with, with good backspin. And it just complimented. You're, you're breaking stuff, which is exceptional, and also I'm having the Rosenthal's in the Shelby millers and the Michael walkers and a group of guys come through that we started elevating and longtime. I had guys out there, just seeing the open open gas when I'm. People throwing two hundred fifty foot long toss and, and doing rundowns the hill and, and doing back shaping and all these different things that I learned through all the years that I tried and I brought it and I was happy with the cartons. And when Jeff Jeff asked me do you wanna come over and, and try this, and I was hesitant I, because I was happy with the coordinating job, I had, I'd been fired a couple times from bigly jobs before when I did this, and I said, do you want to ply, your trade over here and see if it were to die as level? I said, I said, yes, it was a challenge. And fortunately, he stuck with me if I'd known he, he hadn't he wouldn't fire me out of a place in Houston by now. I've been renting this whole time. That's what I always say, if I'd known that I'd been in Houston for six years, still we would've bought a place, but in in, but, you know in baseball as soon as you decide to put down roots. The old adage is like you're gonna you're gonna be gone. That's for sure. But it's been a nice ride. And I hope to continue for few more years now, did you get into coaching right after immediately after you stop playing? Yeah. What happened is I was pitching in the P C L one about. Fourteen games, but Becton calling you have to realize when you're thirty thirty one years old, and you're still in AAA is really no spot for you. They it was a young man's game. And you had to be in the big leagues by that time. And I went from that to the dodgers expanded their, their coaching from a Rover to having a pitching coach at each level. So I it was funny. I went from pitching against the Albuquerque dukes in the semi-finals to coaching the Albuquerque dukes the next year and had had a number of guys that went onto the big leagues. One notable guy named Orel Hershiser, who's that. And he and this was a guy who was scuffling along AA is thirteenth pitcher. And we brought them up and he took off. And, and you know how tough it is to pitch in the southern division of the PC L. And he did an exceptional job. And before you knew what he was, he was bulldog and was a World Series MVP did were you around when the bulldog Monica camera came through for him? Oh, yeah. That was that was time Lasorda you know, Tommy commie likes to, to do those kind of things. And in oral. You know, he looks like a looks like a an accountant. This is an exceptional athlete. He was the third fastest guy in the dodger organization. Great golfer could could handle the bad any a tremendous breaking ball. Good. Good fastball. So I head of the guys like Allah hundred pain. Yeah. Want an MVP or one an ERA title with the Braves. I had number guys that pitched into major leagues and, and the dodgers were exceptional organization. I think what the biggest thing for me. There was to see the greats spending time spring training with the late Don Drysdale sandy Colfax John rose Roseborough the late Johnny padras the late. Larry Sherry, I'm kind of dating myself because I'm saying a lot of lates here, but, but it was like a PHD in pitching with these guys and hear them talk about pitching to Henry Aaron and Willie Mays and, and Berta Clemente, and, and even further than that the fifties with the dodgers at Ebbets field. I can't tell you how much fun that was right. And I you know I try to put myself in that situation. Now and think if L to becomes who we think he's going to be if Alex bregman Carlos Correa are the players that they're on track to be, I wanna remember these conversations that I'm having with them now because these conversations that are going to be invaluable moving forward and my baseball career. And on talking about baseball to the next generation of baseball players while you don't brings me. I just I just left the stadium where we're speaking together here in Mexico right now. And you may be a guy that can say he pitched against one of the greatest players of all time. Yup. In Mike trout. Yep. And I just saw him just taking batting practice out there and reminded me of how we have to pitch this guy. But, you know, those kind of guys come along once in a while the greatest players I ever saw Willie Mays lateness career, but I got to pitch against Clemente. I got to pitch against a little bit against Aaron not very much. But I mean, the big red machine, Johnny bench's the Pete Rose's. Joe Morgan's in the dodgers Garvey, say that. Era. It was special times thought and the game has changed a little bit. But you're you're, you're also getting the pitch against some of the greats of all time, also. Yeah, I think so. And obviously generations are gonna come generations or go, but the, the great baseball players tend to transcend. Some of those some of the generational lines. But I'm thinking about when you came up with the Mets and seventy or seventy two they were three years removed from winning a World Series first World Series in Mets history, you walk into a clubhouse. You've got Tom Seaver. You got willingness rusty Staub Jerry Kouzmin Ed crane Poole tug McGraw, your managers Yogi Berra. What does that like for a kid coming into that, clubhouse with those guys was it surreal for you? We actually my I bring training go to big lake camp in the late, you'll Hodges he passed away during that spring training and Yogi Berra took over the team. But to spend time with to what the dodgers and the Mets were probably the, the foremost pitching organizations in baseball at that time to the point where the, the Mets actually would appreciate this. They, they skewed this lighter. They didn't want people throwing sliders. It was fastballs curveballs, and you through the curb until you showed us that you had no ability to throw the curveball slider. It's funny, but a lot of guys would cheat and throw the slider in the catcher would have to tell Rupe. Walker pitching coach that was a lateral Kirpal, you know. But it was a it was a pitching heavy organization as the dodgers were at that time. And, and we, we funny we were just in Tampa to begin the season, and I walked over to the Saint Pete stadium, which is where we trained in, in, in Saint Pete. We shared of complex with or shared L Wingfield with the cardinals. And you know you're pitching against all these teams in spring training. And I remember my first hitter ever got his pitched in spring training. Seaver started, when three I got the pitched the fourth inning and my first year, it was Roberto Clemente, and I remember distinctly fastball away, ground ball, the second, I got him out and feeling pretty, pretty frisky at this time, and the next guy, hit home run off me and brought me back to earth. So that was the, the Pittsburgh Pirates of the of the Clementi Erazo a lot of good baseball. I remember speed remember astroturf fields little bit different than than the game today, which is more based base home runs. And that kind of game. And I know you're you obviously, like we talked about our. On the cutting edge of, of pitching and of developing pitchers, and finding different ways to maximize pitchers abilities that they already have. But do you feel like the game right now is moving in a good direction or do you wish it was moving in a different direction? If you could change it something about the game right now. What would it be? Well, I you know, I think it's ludicrous to suggest that you hear about banning shifts and, and doing all that stuff. That's part of the strategy of the game. I think I think the contact rates have have have gone down. I think it'd be interesting to know how teams would defend the Tony Gwynn's the way Boggs of the world right now. The rod crews that utilize the whole field, Tony Leyva. So there's only a handful of those guys in the league now who because the game is predicated now on on power. I will say this. And as much as I love to think about the good old days. No way. Did we throw his hardback than athletes have gotten bigger stronger faster exit losses of? Gotten greater so the athletes today who am I to say in baseball if the if all the track and field records, are gone all the distance throwing with shot puts gone all the different events are upgraded now, because of the strength and speed and training techniques of athletes. Baseball's not impervious to that. We, you know you look out there. I watch every day at these guys ninety five ninety six with great spin on balls and it's not fun to be a hitter right now. But then again when they may contact the ball goes goes. Yeah, it's I feel like it's a tough time for that inbetween generational fan, the fan who's who remembers games back in the eighties and early nineties, but has also been following baseball since the two thousand and now into the two thousand ten because you get both of those worlds will, I think, I think what you're doing with the podcast that you're doing, and I, I know Trevor our very well, and of course, what bregman, I think what they're doing. Actually is, is a good service for baseball people. May view it as who do they think they are but they're really trying to promote the game. I think we're losing the younger fan. I think the, the speed up rules have been somewhat helpful is just a different game. I think there's going to be new implicit new rules being implemented to because the young people today want things quickly. They're not my generation where where the baseball without a clock. Anticipation to build up the ball three. What if he walks him will, we sacrifice will the next? Guy get him over the sac fly when the those kind of build up things, it's not what the young fan likes today. They're like the instant action. The three point play the long pass football. Rules have been changed basketball rules of changed and baseball needs to, to that if they're gonna stay up with the with the everyday fan. Yeah. I think you're right on rob, rob Manfred and his team at cursor Commissioner's office are they're there to make this game better. They're there to try and try and figure out a way to make this game more relatable to people because at the end of the day, we are in entertainment. We aren't containment industry, and we've got unless unless you're a hit a student of the history of baseball the stuff that happened thirty forty years ago. The average fan today doesn't really care about it. Don't they don't really know about, and they don't really care about. Yeah. You know, there's been an evolution obviously someone who loves the game like I do I, I, I know the history of the game I studied as a kid, I stay up with it. While there's? A link there. The game needs to progress in and keep moving forward. If we don't then we're gonna we're gonna lose the everyday fan and, and it's a shame. I think one of the difficult things about baseball, quite frankly. Is this very difficult game to play? Yeah. And, and people don't realize you know, they, they look out and they see every man playing they see a six foot pitcher. They say five ten hitter and they kind of relate to them, and they can't understand. Why couldn't you get that baller? Why couldn't you locate that bitch? Why couldn't you make that play? They're not six foot eight. That can jump to the sky. They're not two hundred and fifty pounds that can run a four to fifty or sixty they're not these athletes that we view as supernatural there every man. And, and so the game it really looks easy when you sit in stance it really does you sit there and sometimes even myself. Oh, say God. How healthy miss that pitch? Well, I know how hard it is to hit when you're an eighty five lifetime hitter in your career. You know how hard it is. Specially. They spin it. And so, I, I have never and I will be honest with you. I think you'll agree with me on this. I remember how hard it was to stand on that mound. I remember I will never ever great somebody unless they give lack of effort of for example last night. Peacock had a difficult time. I went to the mound was men on third already giving him three or four runs. And I said p I only want you to think about this guy. Third base. I just want you to concentrate on getting this hitter out. Don't try and pitch to save this run just get back in. And I remember he patted me. Yeah. You know. And because we both note p cares. He has a kind of a an exterior that belies who how competitive is, and I've been to the mound with you both in good and bad times. So I will never forget how difficult it can be the best times, or it can be the worst of times, usually there's no in between baseball has a tendency to polarise those, those things, 'cause I tell people I tell my friends, you know, at the end of your day of work, you don't have somebody telling you, whether you win along lost most. Days, you don't have somebody telling you exactly how well or that you did at your job. And that's kind of the nature of the beast with what we do is were very much in the in the industry of immediate gratification. Good. Good battering different. You know we tell you guys in spring train Las Vegas makes odds on games, and it's not predicated on who's playing right field. Its predicate on on the mount. Yeah. And, and that's how important this position is because it's a it's probably one of the only games were you're on the defense here. And, and so picking becomes extremely important teams the most valuable commodity in sports in baseball right now starting pitcher. It's, it's a, it's a qual- quality that is hard to find because a hitter, so good these days and the team that can can get the most usually comes out on top. Yeah. And you talked about this just go. But, you know, you've been on the mound with peacock, who has very unique personality. You've been on the mound with me, then on abound with Dallas Keikel and Justin Verlander and going back years and years. In years, I feel like you've seen just about every type of pitcher type of personality of pitcher that the game has to offer. Do you think that, that gives you an advantage or gives you a different perspective? When you're when you're coaching his each individual's. I hope I know what makes each of you tick. I try not to be too long winded out there. I remember having coaches come out to me, and giving mechanical changes up heard him do all kinds of different things didn't work. It's basically just a to break up the, the thought process. I've had some fun times out there with the pitchers. I've, I've told jokes at times. But his kind of lesson the attention, I know one thing, and God bless Dallas kaikal when when when who in the skipper, tells me go talk to Dallas. I'm not really looking forward to it. You know. And but then it's funny when I go out to see a Miley, for example, funny story this year. We're not to see Miley. And, and I went to the mound in we've gotten, we'll Harris up and that's his best buddy. And I said Miley looks at me. I said, wait. I'm just out here for one thing to give your your read. Neck, buddy out, in right field time to get loose. He started laughing, you know, there's will cranking away. And, and so I've done some things crazy. I've told I tell this funny story, and maybe hopefully won't offend anybody. But I was in Kansas City pitching coach with the royals were playing. The Yankees were winning one nothing. It's in the eighth inning. And I have a pitcher, Nate Dan Reicher, who's gone. Eight ending sees giving up one hit and he's walked about eight guys and we also need throws eight balls in a row to the screen bouncing him. Catchers, blocking them, first and second one out and legal in court. Hey Passat is coming to the plate manager says go out and talk to him. I didn't know what to say. When my I mean he was all over the place in. I walked out to the mound, and I said, to Danny true story in sports psychologists use this to this day, I said, Danny, we have to get a sawed out, and he says, to me, quite frankly. Well, tell me something, I don't know. And I said, no. You don't hear me. I said, we need to get Jose. We need to get side out quickly. He says, quickly wise that I said, I got with a bathroom really bad. And the catcher started laughing, and he started laughing, and I kinda got him where I wanted, and he says, okay, straw, meal, get them out. Three pitches or less. I said, Dan, is got to be two or less. I can't hold it. Any longer I turned around in front of fifty thousand people at Kauffman stadium in pinch, my butt muscles, and waddled off the mound, and they I could hear them laughing behind me. Sure enough. He throws a first pitch fastball. Ground ball, the second base double-play we end up winning the game. It was maybe one of the greatest mound visits, I've ever made, and it made me realize that sometimes if you can just go out and alleviate some of the pressure that they're feeling at that time reset things breathe a little bit. You're on your way, I think people probably have the misconception that when there's bound visit it's usually either somebody's yelling at somebody or somebody's mad. Or, or you're only talking about mechanics, but from my experience, when you come out they're very seldom. Are we talking about anything extremely specific? Usually given a break. Yeah. Usually. What I would do with you possibly is. Let's say if you're missing some arm site, arm Saif fastballs. I'll may just say he let's refocus unless neyla mail mail in extension side fastball. Okay. Kind of give you an idea that I need to get through this pitch because I know that would clean up. You're breaking ball clean up your sweeper to clean up your change. It would clean up a lot of different pitches. So when you talk in terms for you young pitching coaches out there, instead of internal type things talking external. Let them refocus on that. And usually that delivery will take care of self. It is really difficult to repeat the jury's time after time the body is too complex to think that you're going to almost like a golf swing. It's just never. It's never the same. Yeah. And you just hope that your MRs 'cause you're gonna have MRs your aren't aren't aren't great, and that you're that you have more hits than you have MRs for sure, I will say this. You have this. You have the ability I talked about keeping all the time, where I've, I the key ring, that's got maybe thirty forty key is on it. And every day when out there on the mound on having to try. In lock and see this one's working today. We'll move onto the next one. All right, but they're all trying to open the door. They're all trying to get you back to where you're supposed to be into that clean deliver that repeatable delivery, but has always been a passion for you. The mechanics of pitching has been something you've well, interesting forever. I think that I think with myself, shortening my career with the Tommy, John surgery really kind of led me down the path of trying to figure out what causes arm problems. What what can we do? And I and I'm closer now than I've ever been there's some stuff that I'm working on right now that I don't even know if em I and other doctors realize in terms of arm action in the way, the body wants to move and things like that. So we're we're trying to quantify that right now. And one of these days, we'll put together a study that, that hopefully will put Tommy John out of out of business. You know, it's yeah, but I, I paint me to see young kids hurting their arms like they do. And I don't think I've always made a statement. I don't think any coaches. Intentionally try and hurt pitchers. I just think it's a lack of knowledge, right workloads and things like that, where they're asking youngsters that aren't strong enough. You know, no-one Ryan pitched forty six till he's forty six years old. No one would people realize Nolan Ryan was eighteen years old in nineteen and twenty if the at Phnom war was going on and Nolan Ryan was going to be drafted. Nolan. Ryan was throwing a hundred miles an hour. All over the place. Throwing balls all over the place, wide open delivery, not any kind of delivery that we saw when he's with the angels or the or the Astros or the Rangers. So Tommy, John was able to, to go those three years only fifty innings per year because he had national guard duty so he can stay out of the Vietnam war. So the Mets put him on that what happens between the ages of eighteen and twenty one twenty two the body matures. He gets stronger had he not had that in continue to throw a hundred miles an hour delivery, within sixty nine Mets, we would not have had. I we would not have had the Noma Ryan that broke all the. Strikeout records. So sometimes events happen that, that we don't realize it's kind of like my idea that a, a butterfly flapping wings and Asia can create as NAMI in, in San Francisco. Little things can mean big things in this case in my opinion. The Vietnam war. Save Nolan Ryan's career. Yeah. And, you know, I have my story is not like that at all, but I didn't have any pitching coaches growing up. I played baseball and basketball and soccer and bunch, different sports. So I didn't I didn't throw a talent. I didn't I didn't pitch a ton. I should say, I through all the time I always played catch with whoever would play catch with me, but I had nobody telling me what it was right or wrong, or indifferent. So I was just kind of the national way through. But I think like you said, playing the other sports saved me from getting pigeonholed into into pitching because I knew from an early age about ten eleven years old that I was better pitching than the average kid was. And given given where I lived and the resources that we had, I probably could've gone gone onto pitch a watt when I was younger but I didn't because I wanted to play other things too. Right. You know, it's a I played all the sports in high school. I never had a gym class never lifted weights. I never did anything to prepare myself. It was football basketball baseball. And then I go to you, I went to USC then I go to Alaska for three summers and pitch up there. And it's funny that I looked now back now I up throwing my senior year in college maybe hundred thirty innings we win the college World Series, I sign, I go to Celia California lake I at the back of my baseball card the other day, which I haven't done a long time. I made ten starts vice alia and through seventy eight innings so almost damn through eight innings of game. Yeah. Coming off that nowadays with the workload, I'd had you don't pitch it all. They shut you down for sure. Shut you down and get ready. So back then it was just excuse me, workload and, and get better than from there. Where do you go? Go instructional league. Right. And then before, you know it, you're now you're pitching AA the next year. You'd pitch half your w go to AAA with each level. You know, a stress on ending at the big league of more stressful than inning able. Oh, yeah. And the cumulative effect finally got me and I realized that this wasn't going to last long time. Who did you talk to early on when you were coaching, who are the guys that you saw it out to think I think we can make a difference in helping is arms work the right way? Well, I think the, the guy that had the biggest influence on me. I was doing a clinic in Clinton Washington. Washington state university Washington, there was a young man throwing in the warehouse in the field house that day throwing the ball from goalpost goalpost by the new Tim Lynch him. Really? So as watching the skinny guy throw the ball to the moon, but there was a guy named Paul Nyman, who came to speak at that session, he really he really hit me between the eyes. I had been kind of a pitch by the physician pitch. You know, get to a ban. Point a point the glove at the target all these different things, and he brought an athletic bent to in his talk, and I sat in the back of the room thinking, what Domi I've been and you think, to yourself, wonder how many pitchers I've, I haven't given the best information to Dell. This is about the year two thousand and delved into this, this idea of seeking out, the, the best teachers in terms. In actually, went to studied cricket throwers. I studied, I studied javelin throwers, I studied, rotational type people like discus throwers in shot put hers and, and how they rotated the torso. And I started piece these pieces together got some things wrong. Revaluated went back always knowing that I, I don't know what I don't know, right? And I think even to this day, I'm still picking up stuff that, that I it hits me that I, I should've realized it, and I have to go back to the basic sometimes because you can sometimes not see the forest for the trees, you look at this picture. And that's why. Go to hitting people. I'll say what you see with McCue. What you see with this is their tipping going on. What do you say? So I seek everybody out. I feel like at this point, you've got a you probably have a reference book in your mind of pitching philosophy and pitching, keys or mechanics to go through. So when a young kid is coming up through the organization, and you see him does something can you tell within the first Bopenda guy throws that I see something that we need to make an adjustment here with. Yeah. No question. There's a key things you look for you. Look for timing. Look for rhythm, you look for where where the arm is at what strike, what the front cycle of is doing like the other day Lance was throwing and he was doing his rehab. And he says, how arm stroke look, and I said, I'm not looking at your arm. Stroke, lance. I'm looking at your front psych love. That's the key thing for me. Your arm basically is I tell them that the arms really brained it. It's gonna follow the path what the body does and with the fronts. Does it's basically purpose basic purposes to hold onto the ball. And so we talked a little bit of and I think I think I looked at Lance as a young pitcher coming up. And I kind of predicted that he would he would have issues. Okay. It was just how long could we hold on, with this gifted gifted pitcher? And he helped us win World Series. He was in using credible. And but you knew he was could sense. He was going through the same thing. I did. So we can clean up this frontside glove. I think he's going to be very healthy for the next ten years. He's already to he's got the ability to go out. Be an elite pitcher for for a long time. And I think that now with now how how well, Tommy, John, his how efficient it's gotten. And how efficient the rehab has gotten a now you've seen so many guys be able to come back and be as good if not better than they were before after Tommy, John surgery. It's gotta be somewhat worrying to, to look at that and see the history that you played in that and say, you know, I think that we have come a long way in that terms, it's funny you should bring this up because I was eating lunch today with our one of our team doctors, and we were talking about the Tommy, John surgery. And I asked him a series of questions. I said, you guys come back with the same Belotti. What if you have to Tommy John's, what situation here and was, and I knew what he was going to tell me says the reason guys come back better from Tommy John quite simply, they work harder. They work out harder. They do things to prevent it again. If they did after Tommy, John, if they did it before they ever got it. It'd be less time. John's. Yeah. All right. So let's talk a little bit about you outside of the baseball world, because you're an extremely interesting person. We've gotten to know each other really well over the last Wessex years, I think what we both enjoy is traveling. And you travel a lot of places in the world at this point. Yeah, I've been I've been fortunate to a lot of clinics in Europe my wife and I enjoyed going over year. Promote baseball in Europe, I do clinics and basically, I'll do a clinic for three days, but I do it so that my wife and I can head out and explore places that we had not seen before my, my joy in life. For example, we go, you know, when we stay in teller, and Seattle caddie cornered of that is the Barnes and noble, my ideas to go in there. Get a Cup of coffee sit down with guide book and map out a trip, you know software. And I know yourself you, you your wife and in your little baby actually made an extensive trip to Europe. And of course, when I found out about that just like with Tony Kemp this past year to Europe. I'm a love hearing where you guys go. What you've seen places you stayed things like that this next this next winter carrying I doing a Clinton Budapest. I've never been there before. Then I'm going back to Italy January. So I've done clinics in every country in Europe outside of Portugal. I think and we visited Portugal, which I loved, but I've been all Scandinavian countries never been to Russia. But all the European countries have been kind of entering my way into eastern Europe a little bit Czech Czech Republic a done clinics. They're going to Budapest, which is supposed to be an exciting city. I'm looking forward to that. And then I have to figure where I'm gonna go from there and I love just to, you know, might be trip down the river going back toward. Berlin, let's say or something like that. But I actually one of the great trips I took was I went to went to east Germany prior to the wall coming down. So I was in Sweden a came, I came south, I went into Berlin on the east these east Berlin, I saw people goose stepping in Alexander plots. When across the wall stayed in west. Berlin kept coming back and forth. It was quite quite interesting. And, and they went into Poland I went to all the concentration. Camps in Poland, just to get a feel for that when in Munich went to went there to the concentration camp, an unless people get outside of their their circle. They really don't realize what the world has to offer them. And you have that because you're an intellectual guy that enjoys this kind of stuff your wife, obviously does. She's international lady. And so I commend you. Tony camp. Anybody who ventures out of their comfort zone of twenty mile radius of their home and McDonald's, and, and Chili's in these kind of places, and try different foods different drinks, different people I love doing it. We're here in Monterrey Mexico. And if you look behind you draw me right down from your right there. There's a chill is. You're right. You're right. But we go to all kinds of different places on the road throughout the season. And I try in the mornings. I try to get a routine of wherever we're going to get out. It's breakfast. Get some coffee. Go walk around whatever city we're in see a little bit of it. But once again, this is in twenty nineteen where there's guys have video games, guys have the internet guys have Netflix and movies and all kinds of stuff. They can keep you in your room entertained in your room for a while. But when you were coming up, and that wasn't the case. What would you do? When you go to a city. Well, I if it was a city that I had, you know, first time I went to New York, for example, when I was at the Mets was, I didn't know what I was doing. I drove up from Tidewater as a AAA pitcher in my little dots and be to ten with a Basset hound, and I had no idea where I was going the city, which gargantuan and sway existed. But I'm gonna get traded the Padres came into came into shea then. Shea Stadium and editor so and went to all round Manhattan wanted to go to the museum's gonna go to the art places and, and see that type Boston is exceptional place to go. We go to Washington DC during the all star game this past year. That was great to go to. So each city, there, each city, has unique either a cultural place, or, or different food, or something that you could if you take the time to do a little research, you can actually enhance your life, and, and it'll do two things that'll either in, in increase your appreciation for things or it'll make you appreciate what you do have. I've grappled with, for example, taking a trip to India. You know, I've studied India seeing video a big, I love watching Rick, steves and, and his travel shows, and the BBC travel shows, I, I will wake up early in the morning to catch a, a travel show and I take notes while travel shows going on places to eat things like that. Try different foods and so is is is. Passion of mine in one thing, I will say if you are young don't wait, don't wait time goes fast as I will know. And if you say, we'll do it next year, I need to get my things. This in order, I need to get this in order. I can't do it this year because I got this going you as young man of taken on forward. I mean to, to take around a, a young child around here that was not easy. I gamble for sharing. And but you came out the other end and you guys were fine. And, and I'm sure you know, you'll take the child again in get after all, I think you told me you have a trip planned this next year we deal yet. Now, we've got two boys. We got a three three year old and a three month old. Yeah. And our next our trip that were in the process of planning is hopefully, Germany, and that kind of central European central European cities, Munich and Berlin Frankfurt Prague dessert. I don't forget, there's a town called Rotenburg, it's probably the most well preserved middle. Medieval walled city. That's, that's absolutely gorgeous in southern. Germany is absolutely fabulous. The castle do fun Stein, which is the castle of Disneyland is right there area and very, very good. Now the one thing the food is great. But man, it's heavy gained some weight Chevy and go into a steep cutting phase in the last season but knows it's beautiful country. I actually calling, you know, I, I listen to bear Lander in coal talk about their cars all the time. Back in my car day. I'm driving Kia now. But back when I was a player in this kind of full of that I went over there, and I bought a BMW and drove it around for six weeks, all the way from from eunuch, all the way down into Greece into the Yugoslav you up the coast Yugoslavia back into Venice, back in the Amsterdam, and shipped at home and to be able to get a brand new with one tenth of a mile stick, shift BMW, three twenty five and, and put Wagner on and head down the Audubon it about one hundred twenty miles an hour scared to death grip during quite quite a quite an experience. Man, I, I have a hard time even believing that there's anything on your list. But we've talked I've talked with other guests about I have a list that keeps getting longer day by day of things I wanna do post baseball. I haven't been able to because, you know, we play baseball during the summer or I don't want to, you know get hurt. Your whatever do you have a list of anything that you are like waiting to be done? Baseball waiting to retire to have all the time yourself to go do or. You know when I got done playing I was able to ski. So I I've done this the skiing route still play golf. I've done some of the other things that, that I think that I think when I'm done, I really have some dreams, I, I would like to take carry to, to Maria. I'd like to take her to Fiji. I'd like to really one of my dreams is to spend a week on one of those over over the water bungalows that you see advertised and I really wanna do it without letting Carey know about it. I just wanna tell her we're get on a plane and here we are let her be surprised she loves the water. She loves to swim, and I think that would be joy. And then, of course, you know, not having had children in my life. I've had nothing but dogs my whole life. A big animal lover of big dog lover, you know, it would not be beyond me to open a dog sanctuary. We both carrying our, our big, big animal lovers. And they advocates yet. I know I just, you know, I see, I see, and I know people. See, but I, I think I think the Lord put put dogs on this earth. They help human beings. I really do. And you know, it's, it's a try it's common in is not to make light of anything. But if you think about what God is build backwards. It's there, you know and, and get a guy kind of get a little motion when I think of, of, of, of dogs because I come home after the end of an after a tough game, and they're really happy to see me. So they bring me a lot of joy love smiles. Yeah. And they don't care what the what my area is for sure. What are win loss record? Pressure. Yeah. That's what that's why I like having young having young kids when they get older and they start understanding wins and losses and statistics have to explain to them about wins and losses how good or poor I was doing. But now they don't care. I think at this point in time, you can respiratory sure that when all said and done, and, and you take the uniform off, you will look back and be very proud of especially from where you came from. And, and the struggles that you had, you know, I mean you can go back and, and look at your time with, with the Mets with the Rockies and turning this thing around. I mean, it's, it's not easy to get beaten down and to keep your head up and keep going. We have a number of key guys on this team will Harris for examples of prime example, for sure of this happening. He wasn't given anything. Wade Miley been beaten up, and he's come back here. He's enjoying his time here. They're very few very Landers and Kohl's. Right. That are out there is usually. We made up of a group of guys that that who's who will bear way to finding the their place in this game, which is in a lead group, in and call, and I will tell you, they'll never go a day will ever. When you get to be my age, you will still remember the day you pitched in the big leagues. It will never leave you. I know you're, you're a family man, I a faith-based persons along with your family, and then baseball is third. But you will never forget certain instances of winning the World Series and and, and being able to call Charlie Morton teammate, or, or Lance or, or anybody that you've run into that. Even somebody may not have been with us for any period of time that, that you gravitated Fisher, very personable, very intelligent, very smart. And, and you understand what how fleeting this, this game can be yet the people in this game are the is the thing that always always brings me back. No matter where you're at or what you whether things are going. Well are going poorly. The, the guys the guys in the locker room, the people that you meet in the front office, the people that you meet in the clubhouse, those people there. They're the lifeblood of this game. They're the people that keep this game going. It's yes. What we do on the field as shown on TV. But there's so many things that go on in the background. They go on in the clubhouse that go on behind the scenes that kind of prop us up and make us who we are. And, and those people are some of the most amazing people I've ever met. And like you're like you're saying, I'm sure you have so many people in your memory that you've played with or played alongside for, for all of those years or coached alongside as well for sure it's a it's a, it's a relatively small fraternity. But, you know, even when I talked to players that played that never made it to the major leagues and, and, and they speak in kind of not, they don't they speak in almost defeated terms. Well, you don't only play AA or, and I say to them, you realize that of all the people who played baseball. Yeah. In the top one percentile of people out there you should be very proud of the level you got to the fact that you're able to compete in a very difficult game. The fact that you didn't make it in the big leagues could have been circumstance could have been timing. It could have been anything, think about yourself had Oberholzer somebody not. Oh, yeah. Had we had a, a five man rotation that you're that was dealing, and, and there was no openings and, and call McHugh may have been a pitch in and AAA that year. Oh, you know, and, and so opportunities presented self but what you, did you seized it. You seized at nets. That's why each of these minor leaguers, that we have I stay on top of the minor leaguers. I just talked to a couple of day that sometimes may struggling at that level. And they think the major leagues looked so far away. Really, if you just keep grinding. And, and, you know, if it's meant to be it's meant to be yet, I was talking to actually talking to my therapist this morning, and we were talking about the idea of, of humility. Baseball baseball has a way of humbling, you over and over and over again. It's a pretty pretty humbling game. But we were talking about the idea of earning something versus being being lucky. Yeah. And we were saying that they're really it's both. And you can both have worked for everything that you've that you have and everything that you have has been given to you. And that's it doesn't have to be one or the other it can be both. And I think that's, that's definitely the case in my career you've been given certain gifts. It's up to us to utilize those gifts to the best of our ability and not squander them. And I think, you know, yourself you and I have both seen players that have been given much better gifts and we have. Oh, yeah. And, and, and it gets wandered somehow whether it be through decisions that they've made off feel decisions on field decisions anything that maker tail in and the nothing's guaranteed. And so he's wanna give yourself the best chance to be successful. You can in whatever. Field endeavor that you find yourself that you enjoy obviously, you and I both enjoy this game you know, it reminds me of the book. Jim Balan wrote a book in nineteen seventy I was just out of college. I went to the Kelly by Sailya starting at beating around a little bit, you know, and, and I read this book, and in the last line and bounce ball for read all these years. I thought it was me holding onto the baseball. When in reality. It was the baseball holding onto me and that line stuck with me. And I said, boy, that's not the truth. I mean he I wake up thinking about it every day, and it's, it's just a joy to be involved in it at this level. And I'd be just as happy if it wasn't the major leagues as baseball's baseball whatever level, it is. And and and it's a beautiful game when played well. And and I love this game. Yeah, it shows it shows, and everybody been a pitcher or a coach underneath, you would say the same thing that there's no doubt that you care. There's no doubt that you. Care about them care about the game care about care about making making this place. Better better place than when you when you got here, but I have one more question. And then we will we'll be done. But if you could give one piece of advice to coach young coach, that's coming up in professional baseball right now. What would it be? I would say to the young coach coming up do do your research be prepared treat each individual each each pitcher as an individual separately, do not pigeonhole in one philosophy for all because not one shoot is not fit all, but just be prepared for an and the biggest thing is, if you don't know try and find out try, there's a lot of information out there. Both good and bad talk to people develop a toolbox for your, your coaching that will allow you to deal with different personalities different styles. Different pitch shapes whatever the case may be. And, and I think in and let them let them it's their game in the biggest thing I would say to him really not. I think about it allow them to become their own best their own pitching coach and your job as a coach is to maybe shorten the cycle little bit if they get off track nudge, back onto the railroad track. But let them be the guy that is going to what they feel what they know and let them ride that, as far as they can. Yeah. We've done that. Plenty of times menu. We've had good talks on the mound. We've had yelling matches but I am grateful for all of them strumming. Thank you for being here with us. I appreciate it. My pleasure. Calling this is, you know, I think the world of you and your family and, and we're, we're gonna continue this, this quest for future years together. I hope I hope to everybody, thanks for being here. Thanks for listening comeback. Him.

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Dennis Lin "This is going to be an in interesting test to see how far they've come"

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Dennis Lin "This is going to be an in interesting test to see how far they've come"

"Tena Tallest, not the same thing out at the Fisher House the Fisher House I know is a huge part of recovery for somebody like my husband for them to know that their family members are being taken care of that's a huge burden off of them so they can concentrate on their therapies. Just having that assurance that no matter what as long as we were there for Anson, that someone would be there to take care of us. It took so much weight off our shoulders. How can you help go to fisherhouse Dot Org? Oh. Okay. then. Can you hear me? Yes sorry about that. That was on our end. How are you? I'm doing fine. How are you? I'm great. Thank you very much exciting weekend at PETCO, and now a four-game series against the La Dodgers Dennis. I said this a little bit earlier, and I don't deal with it anywhere near as much as you do. If I had a dollar, every time somebody tweeted out extend. Fernando. toutes junior, and that I saw that on twitter I would. Have enough money that I could probably extend him. You could probably get to Fernando Tattoos Juniors. What do you say when people are asking about that? Whether it's a mailbag or whether it's social media or what have you? What are you? What is your response? When people ask you? What's going on with Fernando Tat's junior in the padres? Don't expect anything soon, essentially. Especially now, there's been. Pandemic, that's still ongoing and. Padres that don't really have a great idea. What everything's GonNa look like forward but there's certainly going to be an effort before he just see. WE'RE GONNA see how to see how the new CBA the next CVS affects things but. I would expect WHO Is We come down and whose agent is and the fact that he shares with Machado. And just his overall whereas it's not just baseball. He's very aware of things just around the game and he knows a lot of people are counting at him. Player lies and the Players Union to. If this keeps going to kind of break the bank It's not going to be easy, but the potteries have no choice. But to you know, make an attempt, I just don't expect anything serious to happen anytime soon. Do you have any knowledge of any attempt or preliminary, very, very preliminary conversations because it's not like know this would have been unprecedented to have a player like this signed. Already, we've seen a handful of examples of other players who have already signed at this juncture here or. There about Dennis. Any sense that there was any preliminary attempt or beginning of the conversation on this from. The very preliminary stuff, kind of pets Not, directly from each side, you know you're. You're talking about some of that. But obviously, it hasn't gone anywhere I. Think That's tabled for right now. Again for the factors that we just mentioned But yeah, you're right there there have been that has been a trend recently. But again, that was pre pandemic. You saw. Him that has take, thank six years around fifty, million and. Again. With Louis Robert Ricky But you know how different not only in this talent overall talent on the field position he plays but. Family background and again I think the people who are advising him Mar.. then. This very well for long time with a lot of big name clients and. If you. Look the way. Fernando Talk. He's plays. He strikes you Kinda guy who's willing to bet on himself. The, same time you know he's talked about wanting to stay in San. Diego, is dad has talked about wanted to stay in San Diego and his mom likes in San Diego as well. So. There should be a middle ground at some point that they can only talk about. But as far as talks themselves, there hasn't been a whole lot of. Dennis Leonard, the athletic is joining us an extra thirteen sixty. We watched lemek yesterday. You also wrote about, Denilson lament as well. I in. This is I. Know He's the two right and paddock is opening day. But I mean, this might be one. In one day. We might be splitting hairs here Dennis when it comes to the ace of the staff, seriously like I don't know that we have to pick I put something out there on twitter must win game. Who would you give the ball to and it's just you know conversation starters here, there's no right or wrong answers I don't. But Man. If on the padres I got to feel great about what I'm seeing from Denilson La Matt. This is front of the rotation as like stuff. Now that we've seen a handful of times bouncing back, it feels like all the way back since Tommy John Surgery a couple of spring trainings ago. What a performance yesterday, they must have so much confidence every time he takes them out. A sex with him. To. Say A lot I saying the clubhouse, he says, Moore. But just you know in the very straightforward and that is on the mountain and his he goes out there and takes care of business now. We have to remember this guy who you know. He's still walk Scott from time to time. Obviously, yesterday was a big step forward. Zero walks against A. DIAMONDBACKS team looks like it's Kinda. Struggling right now, but you know all the same, very good performance that you can't take away from and. Someone hundred fairly regularly. Now, it looks stronger than every kind of remind some people strength. Wise anywhere today, Chicago. Clayton Richard, which tells you just how much stability has amount now. And how hard work to get to the point where he is, but he he looks like you know he says good as ever as if you know Tommy John, serving never happened. Yeah, the padres have to feel pretty good. Not only about you know Chris, Paddock, part of the future, but for right now you don't know what Louise Patino Mackenzie you're going to be quite yet. So in the meantime you have this twenty eight year old, he throws a hundred. So that's a combination. You Know Dennis. It is funny. You brought it up and I I'm going to apologize in advance because I don't know that I really have a question to ask about this. It's just more observation. But yeah, you mentioned it comes back from Tommy, John, surgery, and it just sort of occurred to me while watching it that one two and three in this rotation or all players pitchers who have come back from relatively recent Tommy John Surgery. I'm guessing that's just a coincidence I. Mean I don't know that that's something I. Don't know that that's nothing i. just think it's interesting Major League baseball that your top three starters, and certainly three guys who you know the manager seems to trust right in Garrett Richards limit yesterday, and then paddock going on Saturday or are. Tommy John. Guys, I guess that's just the state of baseball in two, thousand, twenty that a lot of guys have the surgery. There's even been some suggestion that the sooner you have the better off your career is going to be. Sharing the, you can describe instead of baseball even five secures ago. This is the way it is now. A. Lotta. Guys get it, and it's not really concerned how you can spend either way that you know. I'd say they're losing development if they're getting a young and You know who knows you know it's not a guarantee. They come back all the way. At, the same time to success rates have risen Now, if you get a two times, like Anderson knows, has that your success rate of coming back and pitching in the majors and he hasn't even recent obviously that drops off pretty precipitously. But. Guys want some you know kind of save our arm almost for innings in a way and. He's fresh as long as they're up on their very diligent about their rehab, which all three of these guys happen. They're all workout warrior. So padres don't have any worries about those guys. Obviously they. They were holding them back last season. Now, this season trying to make a playoff push and you got sixty games. Yeah. They're gonNA, lose them and right now. We're seeing about five innings stints for the most part, but part of going back into the season. But if You, don't then also elected official like, yeah. He's GonNa. Keep going sixty third or more and I expect the other two will probably be on that level too. But Yeah, probably surgery. So scaring anymore. Right. Again, I don't know that this is a roadmap here for pitchers. It's just it was just an observation, and that's nicely said from Dennis Lender Athletic joining us on extra thirteen, sixty, four game set against the dodgers. How important do you personally think this series is how importantly do you think the padres are going to view this series? Well they don't have been Elsalam pitching that's actually would have loved to see after he talking hitter in CBS, sex against them and then. Faltered in that loss last week But yeah, it's important. I mean every. I mean everyone said this series important the season, and this is team at the head of them in the standings and they you know fairly. Wants to series although I think you know some of that student, the Personal Hiroshima's Talkies Junior. Last week at Petco Park So yeah. Four Games against the dodgers on their home turf. It's very important out thinking starting tonight. They got lease which I know. Doesn't excite a lot of people, but you know Patino and Gore still probably aren't quite ready for something like this. So there's probably going to be some kind of bullpen Dago today against Dustin Bay it. Might seem like a loss on paper, but I think the pottery show the last series. Now, you know they weren't at the best and either the dodgers have that's This is going to be really interesting test to see just how far they've come. But again, it's only. Actually. Have, that granted a pretty big section of the season. Dennis, do you get the sense? That, whatever this spot in the rotation looks like moving forward, paddock, Garrett Richards lament, obviously not in that order, Davies. We know that are four-fifths of the rotation Wait and see, do you think the potteries perhaps are looking outside of the organization or strictly sticking within the? Organization for what they're? GonNa do when this spot comes up here for the remainder of the regular season. Yeah. could be a few options on trade trade routes could be really interesting. It's You know teams decided to make heavy use of that this season. mostly not so much because of the Patriots who who betrayed for the players, the major league players you're training for by you know he's GonNa make a big trade for a intact player, and you're going to give up prospects the team that's going to be trading with your trying to be training for you. They can't really Skopje's prospects right now. So that's a that's an interesting wrinkle, this year you know what teams are going to be willing to give up for Potentially really weird. POSI, seemingly get there in this weird season overall. But I would think potteries are more inclined overall on the starting fifteen fronts to stick with what they have internally, and that again included gained all were at some point they're going to be starting for now maybe maybe lower is a little. More of an auction of the starting this year but team's ready here, and he's also an option for that. So I was thinking. Well, at some point, one of those guys is going to be You know doing something And some early any for. For the team they have some other options with Asian, hone and. Michel Diet, but I, think they're just GONNA have to see how this plays out. Especially, those two young guys and Gorazde, and they come up that expect up fairly soon. Because they get these guys. You know what? The nature the more they'll be able to help them. Down the stretch and in the playoffs. Dennis I love the piece to Nelson Matt. Thank you for the conversation as always appreciate the time. You gotTa Dennis Leonard The athletic and must read if you. saw what he wrote nearly lone survivor. Denilson. Lament showing why he is stuck with the padres and he writes about again. Now, he's not kid either I. We all need to remember that he's like twenty old. You know he's just been around and dentist points out that. This is like one or two guys on the roster that predates. J.. prowler. Right. Like this was Josh Bernstein if I'm not mistaken. Austin hedges did the only two that have survived the purge, the purge. Right. Well, feel better. Than, I do the other really interesting that seems to think that they're that It's likely they internal rather than going outside for starting pitching because the difficulty in scouting prospects I mean you can't if you WANNA do it. You've got to give up. You've got to give up somebody from your major league staff. To do so. Yeah. I mean an interesting chat with with. Source, I. Guess. So we're I'll. I'll. Drop some of those plant those seeds and see if anything grows when we come back on Xtra. Talent? Not the same thing. I say not at the Fisher. The Fisher House I know is a huge part of country for somebody like my husband for them to know that, their family members are being taken care of that's a huge burden off of them so they can concentrate on their therapies. Just having that assurance that no matter what as long as we were there, for Anson, that someone would be there to take care of us. Took so much weight off our shoulders out. Can you help go to fisherhouse Dot Org?

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Los Angeles Times 8/4/20

L.A. Times Morning Briefing

03:51 min | 11 months ago

Los Angeles Times 8/4/20

"It's Tuesday August fourth I'm Kyle Sour offer and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times brought to you by quantify the Revolutionary Mobile first business school that seeks ambition not just your tuition selective admissions insure you learn alongside students and alumni from around the world who match your potential hear their stories and learn about the modern MBA at Quantico. Dot Edu Slash L. A.. Today will be mostly sunny with a high close to ninety degrees in a low tonight of sixty to. Our Top story Californian, Sam filed more than nine million unemployment claims with the employment development. Department. Since the pandemic began, but some state workers say that claims processing is hampered by outdated technology and a shortage of trained staff and during a legislative hearing. Last week agency officials acknowledged they were unprepared. The DD has a four to six week. Wait time to return calls to claim its last week though Governor Gavin newsom created a team to come up with a plan and forty five days to improve the e d d including eventual replacement of the computer system. The agency is also hiring several thousand workers. In. Education News with the new school year starting on August Eighteenth, the La Unified School district, and it's Teacher's Union reached a tentative agreement yesterday over what the school day will look like remotely under the agreement. The day will last from nine. AM until two fifteen pm with live online interaction, small report and independent work. Teachers are also expected to work an average of six hours per day with office hours available for students and parents to connect with teachers. The Teachers Union will vote on the agreement next week and the Board of Education will need to approve the deal. Once said, the agreement will be in effect through December orange. So campuses reopen. In Crime News Los, Angeles City Councilman Jose Weezer pleaded not guilty yesterday to bribery money laundering and other charges. We are wearing a mask entered his plea while appearing before a federal judge by video conference, it was his first public response to the allegation in the corruption probe. Since prosecutors began securing guilty pleas from others. In the case, prosecutors also announced last week that was our had been indicted on thirty four felony counts. He has been accused of securing a wide array of bribes and other perks from businessmen looking to develop multi-storey real estate projects in his district. In other crime news yesterday, Los Angeles County prosecutors dramatically expanded their case against a former UCLA gynecologist accused of sexual abuse. Dr James. M heaps was charged with seventeen additional felonies related to his alleged sexual abuse of five former patients. He was already facing three similar charges of alleged abuse against two other former patients. But now prosecutors allege that heaps abuse the women during medical exams over seven year span from two thousand eleven to two thousand and eighteen. According to the complaint charges include sexual battery by fraud. Sexual. Exploitation of a patient and sexual penetration of an unconscious person heaps pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to return to court on September, fifteenth? And finally Angels Two Way Star Shohei Ohtani won't be able to pitch again until at least mid, September otani underwent an MRI and was diagnosed yesterday with a strained right elbow. He had Tommy John Surgery on that elbow in two thousand eighteen and did not pitch last season his return to the mount. This summer was highly anticipated, but he asked their own less than two complete innings over two starts for now, the angels will not put him on the injured list. Instead, Otani will travel with the team. This weekend may be the designated hitter. For these stories and more visit La. TIMES DOT COM.

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Barstool Rundown - July 6, 2020

Barstool Rundown

28:14 min | 1 year ago

Barstool Rundown - July 6, 2020

"Artist on Monday July sixth or back at it. Dave's not here. We got rocket in because he was at the center of controversy. This weekend Republicans Santa Ball, but because it the first run down since the rundown drama. We have to address it a little bit It's been I. Mean we've written blogs about it. Dan talked about on the Yak I talked about C. K.. At this point, it does feel like a little bit overkill, but this is the show where the controversial comments happen. So I feel like be happy. You can't not address. It got talk about it so. I'm going to reiterate the same thing I been saying in that. I? have no problem and never will have any problems owning up to one on wrong I think that was wrong in that clip. I don't think it was I'm not like apologizing for trying to be funny and missing the mark, because that happens all the time, but I am I've totally changed my view on that and the way I was talking and blogging three weeks prior. Supporting the same cause that I was putting down I. Mean I have to address that because then I don't have credibility and I don't have accountability as a blogger, podcast or media member. Whatever you, WANNA call it, so there are some fans who are mad that there was an apology or that we bent, the knee bowed down to the mall or whatever but I think those those people are just as as. Wrong as the other end, so I think if the if you're if the mob makes you. Address, something or apologize or do anything that's bad. If the die hard fans who are like never apologize for anything if they convince you to not do something equally as that. I'm always going to say when I think I need to say in that case I. I got facts wrong about an facts wrong about the The movement and it changed You know if you think that's. Not My bar something to me. Barstools always been about being real I think that was as real as. I feel like I almost got to apologize for Dan because you were really not in the wrong on that one at all got dragged into this whole shit storm so sometimes. That's the brakes when you're just a part of the show where people that. But I thought you know you'd better than anyone. Said said everything you needed to say on that original. Run out well. Yeah I, mean I. I watched obviously went. The clips viral cringed because it's like it's it's back. It's not good like I don't I don't think that it's funny I. Don't think it's right I think it's you know it's not like it's okay to say like. Hey, that's fucked up and I shouldn't have I didn't say but I was part of it, and you'll laughing at Dave dropping bombs like also not okay like I'm not newly woke if If, you actually watch that rundown I had cabinets back day. One of the protests I've always said. That's the most American thing you can do. Is Peace Protests? That's why this country like that's like. A pillar of this country is being able to create peacefully protests, so it's not like a new woke it's just I think if you if you look back at five years of comedy you've done, and you don't have moments where you're like woo. What would like then? You have grown in person? I think it's Ok to say. He grows a person I also just. If you've listened to us a long time and people who understand who we are. I don't think they were ever intentionally trying to hurt people. Sometimes that might happen, and if I do hurt someone. That's not my tension. I'm happy to apologize because I don't identity I'm trying to make people laugh trying to make people laugh. I'm not trying to take life too seriously I understand there's way more important things going on right now. I'm not trying to detract from those things and I'm trying to be a better person every day and that's really what it comes down to, and you know you're in a spot where we've grown so much in the last five years that like. You know these are topics that we probably shouldn't really be focusing on. We're not we're. On a lot of shit go when it has taken over life the way that it has political social issues. You can't talk about it and so I've learned a lot more I think differently back then. It was just like I don't know what the Fund was just talking quarterback to like I didn't even realize the extent of it, and and so now it's a lot different than it was so. Intent always matters, but execution does too, and when you fuck up on that I think you should say so I. Think it's the idea that you you if you say Humana say. Did something wrong with your a pussy or something? Yet the Fuck Outta here. Just evolving as people, I hope I'm not the same person I was five years ago I. Hope I'm better in a lot of respects, just this just in everything in my life, and you know as you grow, and you change, and you have a different worldview, and yet there's definitely been times were been ignorant and I'll own up to that, and it's not an excuse because we're adults, but I'm just saying like. Yeah, you better. Don't be ignorant. Don't be stupid. Try to you know if you can. If you can be funny in in stop, you know hurting anyone the nets way better, and that's I always tried to do. and. Save for myself. Personally because I know I've been saying wild ship for over a decade now. This will probably happen again. I'm sure you can dig up a Lotta Shit and I don't plan on like exclusively. Apologize every time if there's comments that I stand by if there's things right, thought the funny the intent where they are than I'll I'll I'll stand by it. It but if you pull up shit where I know, I, was wrong I'm going to have to keep owning up to it instead of fucking. Shit on the Internet over the last decade, plus so you know it's time to pay the Piper on some of that, so be it. We got rocket on moving on because the rocket bound himself in when I think is. Good old fashioned barstool like drama where a little bit edgy were taken shots you know. Is it having fun at someone else's expense shore, but I'll be ruffling feathers of these uptight fucking. And baseball twitter guys absolutely and so this guy picture of panda bobble Santa Ball. Who Looks Fat as fuck? It is calls him overweight and next thing you know it's a fat shaming in body shaming the like so rocket big weekend for you well. I didn't call them overweight I. Think The blog title was look at this fat fucking piece of Shit. Pablo Sandoval. which is it mean yes, do I feel bad about it. No, I think a lot of people just didn't realize that I'm not. Fat, shaming someone because they're fat. I don't like him as a person. And of course I have my reasons. As a Red Sox Fan, ninety five million dollars dude has the worst year of his career. In Year, one of that deal shows up overweight to spring training the following year, and then says he has nothing to prove like of course. fucking hate that guy that is the years go by. You Talk to some of his former teammates, and they tell you all these stories when you're like yet. Even if he was great, I wouldn't like that guy as a person. So yes, there is more than just one reason. Why am attacking Pablo Sandoval in my taking the easiest route for sure he's fat. He looks that looks fucking huge and people have like these people in San Francisco or like well, you know. How did you look after quarantine? Bitch, do a fucking. Sit Up there, you. You just had Tommy John Surgery. So you expect them to be working with Tommy John and I was like. Tell me how Tommy John. Surgery would surgery on your elbow is is preventing you from doing cardio or House Tommy John Surgery preventing you from Diet like it's just not your professional ath-, it's not a regular guy. Walking down the street. They were taken shots at. This is a guy whose job it is to be in shape, and when you're not in its that. Like it's absurd. It's that noticeable. Yeah, the Internet's going to take shots and this dude just tweets out the picture expecting people to not make comments about it like what fucking planet or you? He knew he was. GonNa get engagement. This actually is very similar to what we just lost. Kevin the Bryson D. Shambo thing that happened. We're Shambo over the weekend got mad at the cameraman for following around after bad shot, and was like cameraman's can damage my brand when he sees me meltdown due to your professional athlete. I'm sorry. I'm sorry that your specialty. Guess what like I know? You can make argument while they're people, too. And they are people too I'm not saying that our people, but their job is to be shaped to be at the best possible saw. They get paid a lot of money for it, and yeah, there's jokes. Made People Make Fun of me all the time for my way? I'm a public figure to like I just don't like this guy being like I can't believe people ran with it that way. You. Do Alerts. He held the Benach your Jews iphone. That's how hard he had to work for the bug pitcher even said it that it took them like forever to get the exact. Doing the caption was talking about like. Oh, his throw. He's taking grounders at third base in his throws. Have a lot of carry. You could've taken a video of him making the throats. Unflattering picture of them that you knew. People are gonNA. Look at this and be like Holy Shit Pablo. Sandoval really look and fat these days. You knew exactly what you're doing. And then he posts a fifteen tweet thread like not even tagging me and it because he was directly calling me up because he cited the blog that I wrote on the fourth of July. He's like. Yeah, we'll all these people that are fat shaming needs to do some soul-searching. You Dude. What are you talking like it you? You wanted to clicks you got him. And then he's like he's shutting down the people that are taking his photo and getting clicks from the photo. You did exactly what you intended to do when you posted a tweet. Now Dan. Did you see the rockets twitter response to the trolls and the hater? Saying will want on you post a picture of yourself, because if you if you have more than thirty percent body fat than that you're the problem and the rockets out here posting faceless shirtless straps. Yeah Dude. quite Affleck's. If you're going to say, Hey, if you're gonNA, invite me to take my shirt off I'm a guy that I don't ever. I. Don't Pose Jim Pictures I've there's no I. Don't think there's any pictures on my instagram of me at the beach shirtless. So if you're GonNa Gimme if you're going to knock on my door. I'M GONNA. Fuck an answer. I'm going to answer that caller. I'm sure lifts. Going to run out actually. No Know we did. We did a There was like a skype call where I think it was like Caleb. It was back in like twenty, sixteen or seventeen when they were doing the Dixie tour in Caleb shirtless and everyone took their shirt off like chapter shortlist I was shirtless and. When was shirtless to? They want. I got bad. I got bad tan lines right now Kevin. Take it off. Any Tan lines knows better than anyone. You can't let you can't hide from the Tan lines very goes how. Oh Yeah! You've got that white trash Dan line going. Yeah, you do. On initial. No. So bad now I'm GonNa like I'm like yeah I took my shirt off. It'd be like this the rest of the rundown. Dude I'm totally comfortable. Have my shirt off on my nipples out there. What are you guys talking about now? We're talking about. Do you just take your shirt off? It's not a big. In staying in the Sports World Patrick Mahomes. Signs a comical literally didn't even know it existed ten year contract extension in the NFL as time recording this the number has not been released. I would imagine it's gotta be massive. But at this point. Might as well be a trillion dollars, because ten years is like a made up number. No one knows that you'd be here at all and ten years odd. Salami. Nipples are just awful. BOOKING PHONE DOWN! You got. Walk! Don't you know how this rundown just making? And then we forget it exists that. We've done for better alerts so. Hopefully it's like the Costanza. In Years Someone tweets this rundown being like look at these fucking assholes, and then someone's like hey, big cat. Your nipples have gotten bigger. Maybe you should get those checked out. They do they do? They. Do like the those machines that like suck. The Milk Outta the pregnant women. It looks like the Suction Cups on there. Like the m the the the true life. It's the people who are like addicted to like getting their nipples really hard all the time that's. And Dude a knock. You're actually making me. Get these things pierced. I have odds. Are Constantly hard. And then have like a chain. Connect a quarter. They're definitely bigger. Than Quarters Avenue. Silver dollar. Half dollar titties right. There are the size of a piece of Salami Yeah. Okay enough about my tits what you got on. Patrick Mahomes ten year deal. Artists contracts are so fucking funny. I mean. He obviously deserves it because he's incredible, but I can't wait till it actually comes out, and it's like Oh yeah Patrick Mahomes has an out after three years, hundred renegotiates after one like it's just a ten year contract in principle, and he deserves every single cent of it needs serves all that, but show me the actual contract before we get the fuck and headline where everyone flips out and says ten years Oh my God. Twenty four five so young, and that's what I'm GonNa say so young. He's so good. He's already got his the monkey off his back with a championship nothing to worry about now it's just about like stacking up awards and try to win a couple more, but I mean his career is basically you want to be the best and win the Wilson Radiant Shit. But for the most part leg you're you're good. You know you're bulletproof for the rest of Your Life I. Signed a sign of Jillian deal, everyone that I'm at the point now where I think I would give. I think I would give my entire leg. Should it go back in time and have Patrick Mahomes on the bears I mean. That's a tough went when when he's down kneecapped. Is GonNa. Say Like what point are you cutting? I think I would do it because it would be my happiness, my life happiness would be so much bigger. Okay, let me say this. Though if you'RE GONNA lose your foot. I mean you might as well go like hip down. What do you need your knee or hip? For? No, I know I think knees I wanNA. Keep your knee. Why what? I guess you. Probably be I'M A I I get like in this hypothetical. Would you be able to use a prosthetic leg? No, no, no, you gotta be one leg. No I can use a prosthetic peg. You don't get. A A prosthetic these days. It'd be better than your regular as fat foot. If you're like mechanical foot, you'd be coming out ahead. You Get peg leg, and that's what about ten years off by like. What if like could find out that I was gonNA live to be? Let's say eighty five and I was like seventy five. I, do that now. Those are the shit years. Those are the. FUCKING HANGING OUT! You don't even know what your name is. Those those seventy five. Well Dude. We're not exactly like the picture of health so in bloggers by the time you're. Five. Can You Imagine Michelangelo? You GotTa, blow this one. Not, not not. Did, you had. No use of your legs period four the ten year. Contract with bones in your team. And you get your legs backwards yeah? Yeah No legs not yeah yeah. Good. They're GONNA win like a million super bowls. They're so fucking set. It's so annoying. And and it's like there's so many teams I can do that. There's so many teams I could say. He was there when we could've taken him nab. The had him locked up for ten years. speaking of not being able to being too old to make decisions Brady spirits. I'm outraged. Britney Spears needs our help. The Free Brittany Movement as finally gain, steam or die. Hard fans have been talking about it for years, but since two thousand eight prior to me, even working as company Britney Spears has never been able to make her own decisions. She can't drive a car. She can't leave. Picking their. Own! I'm doing this rundown completely naked seven. Take your shirt off. You make us uncomfortable. Yeah, you're. You're making us uncomfortable. Good y'all everyone else would be uncomfortable. Taking. On screen. Brittany is trapped in your own house. Her father, her medical team and management teams have literally been making Oliver Decisions and it's under the idea that she she went crazy. Shave their head. She burned down hundred Jim. She's definitely not normal, but see excel fucked up. She can't make any of her own decisions allegedly while she's during this. Legal Guardianship, she went on tour. She made one hundred thirty million dollars on Tour Jetta Vegas residency and she dropped out. I don't know how you can do all three of those things while like not being of sound mind, so fucking Free Britney pro to this is like the member of the gene. Gene Simmons what's the guy. No workout guy. Gene Workout Guy. Richardson Richardson Seven. Rapist so not him when he was like a trapped in his own home, and they thought there was magic going on. Yeah! Yeah he's, but he has like addressed it and been like. I'm good I don't know whether or not that's a true, but he at least is acknowledging it Brittany the reason this all came about Dan. She posted a video. On instagram and in the comments, said if you. If you need help, you're next video. Wear a yellow shirt, so she wore a yellow shirt, hosted the video, and then went back and altered her original caption to say look at me in my favorite yellow shirt. How many how many how many likes did the yellow shirt comic get like? Was it a top comment? Her video is probably getting millions of comments. Yeah, you're right. Yeah that's where I was like hold. These are like the tweets member. Always goes like what would be the first thing you tweeted if you were kidnapped like we need that for Brittany after she could have just been saying I mean I think she has been. If you listen to any of the lyrics of her song, she's like I'm a sad girl who needs help and we're all just like Oh Britney. Recently where she was laying in the desert, and she demanded that the photographer photo shop in chains over her body. I need chains in this picture this out. On Purpose Free Britney. What the Faulk Wing Fuck in Britain where AC- now. She's like inner house, but she's like she can't make decisions in Allah. IS IN L. A. They? Also they they did cut her in a mental institution at one point that was like a one star piece of Shit Rehab Facility so it's not even taking care of her while they while they controller and you. Did you say that she does or does not have control over on instagram? She's like posting videos like most of them for her. That's what suspect in like if she is changing. Changing the captions, maybe someone posted, and then she got in there and change the caption and draw attention to it, 'cause. It does seem like you could just be like. Hey, helped me, but also they say like she has medicated Shit. That's why she kind of looks weird in acts funny so like she might not. Maybe she's trying to break through, but like can't fully I, Dunno spots, but somebody should take off your a lawyer or judge. Somebody should get out there and fucking Free Britney. Last topic You probably mahomes. We get baseball oh this chick at target. Who Oh? Kanye first guy guys running for president and I'll be honest, I made a made a one minute man video saying like I can't believe anybody's taking this seriously. He's so late to the. It's clearly publicity stunt and someone said to me, bro You could have said the same exact shit, the same exact timeline about time about two thousand sixteen with Donald Trump. Like literally, no, he's a little late I. think that I know trump. Trump was like the year before that summer, but yeah. I I know what you're saying. crazier things have happened now. How Buddy if he is late? How is he late because if you look at the ballot, his off form. Because, I was GONNA. Say like with Dave running for mayor. You did signatures before he could even run for Mayor Boston, but now it's like if you're voting for president, there is a box to right people in so. He. Gate into the former. The only thing he's done is sent that tweet he didn't. Get. To meet the deadlines, and there was also yet like what's the point of a write in a box if you can't just write someone in and they can win. True good point. I mean there's always crazy as people who are like I think Larry. Flint used to Ron and they. Tried to Ron. It's not new but I guess you know. Conde does not enough. Of like a cult that people are like someone taking it seriously and they're finding. Wars like yeah, I mean it. It just pay the people who are worried about him taking away votes, not winning, but just talking with the election. Honestly then we desirable. Then then democracy could suck so I personally don't believe it. I think he's married to. Kim coincides with this album coincides with his yeezy gap It just feels like the ultimate was. A I. Don't know man do it. Go pull a donald of Ganja. And last topic we got this tricky target. Who Rips all the masks off of the shells? And screams like will what like because? I'm a white blonde woman. you know I can't ruin the the store and target the way that like black lives matter did. WHO also now? I think she said she's going to run for. President away has yeah. She did a double like corona virus an racial injustice. She went income. Yeah I think it was. That was a double. What A COLLAB-! Wasn't talk about. You. Know two birds one stone there. By a box list I think I think on Instagram says she's Melissa, fucking rainbows so Melissa rainbows is thrown our hat in the ring as the newest piece of Shit on social media. You can't be rainbows and be like that miserable. Yeah. Yeah, you're right. You gotta be like Sunshine and rainbows. You gotta be Melissa. Or something. Falling before their female well was that. Does she have a falling before? Like wishy like a content creator that does, she has like two hundred followers on Instagram, so I think she named. Like. Wherever you fall on issue with masks whatever? I think we made ourselves pretty clear here. We have brains. We wear them, but even if you don't to just be to like the target employees or not to clean up like no matter what you think, you're an asshole Alex, Oh fuck off rainbows after show moods quits like an asshole with a I phone note. trying to trash everyone on the way out the door after being here for a cup of coffee and not really talking to anybody before he decided to leave. I think you everyone. Everybody has rights quick, but do it like that I think was an asshole move and I know you were kind enough to like. Try to take him under your wing and make something out of him, and he was still. Yeah that was the part that I mean anyone should. If you feel like you, you don't WanNa work here if you feel like you know Davis Racist which I don't think he is If you feel all these things, you should absolutely quit like that's not I have no problem with him doing it. I have a problem with him. Phrasing it as if if you say you're racist, and if you like the only good thing is to leave in also given what you just said. The fact he'd been here for nine months. He I don't think even had a contract like there's a lot of context that. Got Left out of his iphone notes APP and yeah. It sucks because I I. Did I? I was trying to mentor them trying to help him I. Don't have anything personally against them. I just I thought I think what he he's GonNa look back and be like did not even call Erica or like gay or like anyone like. Like the parakeets afterwards of of him, doing the very same shit right. Right David you can't. You can't then get caught immediately and from a professional point of view on to say this are not many people in the fucking world's who Dan cats will tap on the shoulder and be like come ride with by group. That's a good fucking. Waves ride dude right? And he threw it away for no reason and again I think he's young I think it looked back on it and be like I handled that poorly again I'd he can leave. I I'm not disputing not like he has all the free will, if he if he if in his heart. He thinks that this is not the place that he can be you. You know like he can't stand for it. I totally understand that I disagree, but I understand. I'm talking more about he's going to look back and be like well I probably should've let the people know that have my back that were trying to help me out, or at least you know, maybe don't phrase it that it's black and white that if you stay, you're racist like that art. He's GonNa. He's GonNa look back and be like that was pretty young stupid. I think he's characterizing me and Dave really has like racist under talked to the guy you can't. You don't know about us. You've never even taken the time to learn a you're. One fucking. I think that's totally unfair, and there's so many more people here even if Even if you hate me Dave even if you're right about me, Dave. Hundred Ninety eight other people in this company who are now like to deal your bullshit so language shitty way to do it. All I think the other thing too is like when he was re tweeting. Some of the NFL guys that he was doing streams with like I was surprised like Kyle Van Noy, came in, and did see K with us. He did a future view Dave. There was another guy. That I have a connection to, and not that I'm some great ambassador for Barstool sports where like I should be the first guy that men's the fence, but there was another guy that like I knew when I was like dude. If we can have a conversation about you know what just happened because I feel like there's mixed messages going on here like I'd love to help men that fence because. When I. Read the note. I was like that's. That's not really what's going on here and I think that once the receipt star coming out. Maybe that was A. wakeup call that some of the other athletes needed where it was like all right well. I think there's something afoot here with him. Trying to maybe get some clout by exiting the way that he did right, and also like saying yes, he had the fastest growing whatever it was I. don't even know what he said fast growing like look. I I was helping him, and I believed in him. I thought he was talented, but let's call a spade a spade yet the fastest growing thing because you were sitting next to me playing video games last. and. That's probably I I want everyone else to succeed here, but don't say that like. Don't just say it like it's like a fact. That just was plucked out of thin air like Oh yeah I haven't fastest growing social media. Give a little context. What's going on here and maybe don't call us all racist on the way out yet and the the the Jersey sales that tickled me a lot to the number one jersey, being sold a parcel sports gaming like I would above to see those numbers, but honestly on. I, think that was. Slimy in opportunistic. Apply, people reading that being like he made the copy a ton of money selling jerseys, not realizing that even the rest of the hooligans will tell you. They sold like twenty of those totals so right with it was an ultimate spin job and the way flick nobody to grab some some some headlines so. Good riddance later at we keep it moving here. you know trying to trying to grow better and bigger than ever so The summer right. Let's, let's end the rundown. Mike Lindell remember that show. Magic School bus got on the school. Bustling went into random things. Yeah, all right. Let's do do in. Do an edit, so it's like going inside my belly button. Ready. and. My. Blood,

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Hour 2: Charles Barkley On MVP Race

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Hour 2: Charles Barkley On MVP Race

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Many are saying this With Charles Barkley right but he will be in a You know in about a half hour or so but we We get accused all the time here when we replace stuff from the podcast network from Laboratory and Friends of laziness and basically my explanation for this is that we want you to hear some of the good stuff on these podcasts. That you might not here because it's all meant to be menu items for you. John Tash very famous longtime ago. John Tash was on a entertainment tonight. Went back when we only had like a couple of networks on television and that was the TMZ of our time and what happened on this out beach. You can hear the whole thing but this happened on the south each session and these few minutes are worth your time John. Tasha's lived a big life. He has lived he is also almost died. Lived in a while in a tent for four months because he was chasing his dreams. I know Mike and I are both very excited about talking to John. Tash because He created the NBC basketball team. Round Ball Rock. Do you have that available Mike? I know I can't play this stuff. And there are all sorts of Dan. There's all sorts of rights cheese and even though we have the artists they're all I can do is go okay. That's great. That's the height of entertainment. This man has lived at the height of entertainment. And that's the best we can do as a production vehicle. Is You singing? Round Ball Rock Song. So with all of that as backstory John. Tash thank you for being on South Beach sessions with us. Well first of all. Thanks for having to be. I should tell you that you singing. The theme is how the team was written That's how I I my answering machine. The other thing is that we own the publishing all the right so if you WANNA play it. It's fine with me. You have my permission all right. Well hold on a second. No actually thank you John because this is a terrible thing that we have encountered as a show for a long time where we never had any permission. So thank you from. This is great. We feel so strong we have finally gotten the rights to some Music Mike Ryan. Let's go unless you're just drawn if you listen that closely. That's the original actually been recorded several times but if you listen closely you can hear mixed a little too loud bongos. I don't know what it was. We were in the recording studio and we good action but it needs something and so somebody said what about Bongos and so I went in to the studio and we'd have a percussionist with actually played bongos and he gives it a lot of energy. What can you tell us about what you thought? It was going to be in the idea that I am. How many years later asking you about it. Yeah Nineteen Ninety I was in a place called Michelle France. I was covering a bike race for. Cbs Sports. And I had heard that. Nbc was looking for a new team and having written a lot of sports music. Certainly for the Tour de France and a lot of other big events including you know tennis downhill skiing and all that stuff teams and even though I knew what works and what it sounded like And what the format should be as in how long things should be and all that you had to come up with an idea for a catchy theme and so in the middle of the night. I wake up at two o'clock in the morning story goes and I had this idea of my head and it was analogy that you just played but I know way to write it down. Didn't have any mention paper with me. I probably wouldn't have even helped get the feel for but still you know smartphones back then and I didn't have a portable tape recorder so I just called my answering machine which was back in the states in New York. I Love Message for myself. Basically like what you guys were doing. I'm GONNA get gang. Gang can still have the answering machine message and it. It's really exactly even temp allies. What the team ended up being a funny story when I wrote the song and never saw saying. Hey this is great for us and then I was on the road doing something else and I knew it was the debut of the team and it was the debut contest and this is actually in in my book. Relentless very detailed account of how the song was written and a detailed account of how you know live at red rocks and also was created. But I went into in sports bar knowing to clock in the afternoon. It was gonna be Los Angeles Lakers vs near San Antonio and I was sitting there. And there's like maybe fifty people in this far would be. Tv's everywhere and when it comes time you know the enemy comes out you know There's another fanfare goes bad. And that's being come talk and it's just blasting through the bar and I'm smiling you know and people are watching them. Somehow I'm just thinking debate must know that this is mine. Of course they did it after a while. Nobody's saying anything emotional. Bur The boxing ring said. Hey you hear that music goes no. I hadn't noticed the music. That's playing commercially. Goes he goes. I'm sorry I'm just really busy. Beer occurred to me that I probably needed a voucher ceiling ability in there. But I was a stranger to strange land listening to something. That was remarkable. It never happened to be my life. His new book relentless unleashing a life of purpose grit and faith is available now. Wherever books are sold. What can you tell me about the time around entertainment tonight? It's hard to explain how successful that show was because there were so few options right. Yeah and it's really crazy because while thing for me is started in nineteen and a half years on the radio and then in the TV business in Raleigh in. Orlando the National Working Station. Move throw entry then onto your city at CBS. Tamai Lesser Johnson. Awesome tonight I was married. Scare behind Brian Williams Delilah and then bank disorder hired me out of it CDs. Newsroom toots GonNa do network sports and so I basically spent the next six seven years living in Europe covering the bike race and so that that was a massive education. I mean those people who are sports fans. We already know this but I can tell you from doing entertainment. News sort of hard news and then doing sporting events I would just stack up with sports caster. Whether it's Al Michaels Brent musburger right or even named Joe Bunker Costa's I'd say I'd say Bob Costas is good at broadcasting. Is Anyone amount of Fan This was not a fan of me and he wasn't the only one I've got a lot of folks because I was very dramatic. This is important to know in ninety two ninety six when I was covering being games in both those years. I was still working for entertainment tonight right. I left sports bud. Dick Ebersol hired me as the announcer gymnastics with Dave Michaels. Pretty soon to be a great team. That was a team of business together on that sort of trance. But tired of that. I had done every national championship and the World Championships and also all the World Cup's new gymnastics competitions. So I knew a lot about t. Mosley's about what all of a sudden the host of complies shows up doing doing the Olympic like. What's this guy doing here so I'm sure he's a fine man but there was a lot of talk. About how dramatic overly dramatic. I was the Games and I became a Dick Ebersol. This my love your commentary. Every night you'd be calling in the broadcast. Just say keep it up. Keep it up. Don't read. The newspaper. Said this is our ratings. The route people didn't I got really involved in and I was doing a tour to try to and I would've changed Bob. That's not his style. That's great but he went onto type show and Jay Leno say that but you know about the potential. Apparently what they think's what do you think? Obviously I mind so you know sports and actually I think John Channel. It's like if I said something like Mary. Hart or something you know after we were working together but you like the guy up upstate cobian shack or something right there. You're on the team you know and get really. Watch your mouth and you're on the same team whether you like the person or not. I never did anything ever passes and damage-limitation and at the end of the body afterwards after he got beat up about. Watch your mouth Bob. Costas is not something. I expected to hear during conversation with John. Tesche honest to God. John this is what I've said to Bob. Costas need you on radio. John Wants to squash beef. And then Mike Ryan grabbed the phone and wrote taping a podcast with him right now and he wants to put your beef behind. I had no idea you had beef. Are you available now? And he says. I wish I was pleased. Give John My best. It's all good in my book. He's a nice guy and I respond. We can relay a message. We want the beef to continue. We want to escalate it and and so he says I'm shocked. I think he might be genuinely surprised that you guys had beef. Because he's saying I'm shocked beef with a six foot six angry John Tests. You know about it. What do you want me to write him back? Because this would be the perfect way to end it. And to publicize his new book relentless unleashing a life of purpose. Grit and faith. It's available wherever books are sold. I believe that this is going to be news. I wanted to send this message to Bob. Costas I love you. Still Think Brent musburger number one but I love you and let's Squash the beach forever and also tell by that he can find relentless wherever books are sold. Man You made a Nice Guy. You're getting judge gave the right surround ball. Rock your guy so I love you. I still think Brent Musburger is better than you as a broadcaster but that I mean I think that might escalate the beef. But but I wanNA squash the beef and relentless is available wherever sold but I want to squash the beef and relentless is available title relentless. Unleashing might say like I'm busy. All right come on. I gotTa do rights around Ball Right. Hold on a second John Hold on relentless unleashing alive. Jesus of purpose rid and faith of I've got I've got got deep vein thrombosis from sitting down to you got done yet. We can send them a copy and tell bobble cinema copy. Grit and faith is available. Now forgive me hold on John? I think he was telling us kindly that he needs to go okay. I don't blame him but alright but I need. I need the payoff of this. All right the new book relentless unleashing a life of purpose grit and faith. It's it's available wherever books are sold. I guess I'll let you go. John and now we'll find out what. Bob We need your number so that we can tell you what Bob says. Okay all right thank you sir. Thank you guys Don Liberty Card. Why doesn't Bob Costas go by Robert because he strikes me as someone who's not a nickname guy like I'm surprised he's not Robert Middle initial cost US whenever he does reports? Can you imagine if you were body cost? No Way Bob Costas Definitely has group tax. Were friends with like Bob. What are you doing this weekend? See hates that only the people that hate him. Call Him Bobby Stugatz. I can't even say his middle name. It so panty brittle naming Robert Quinlan Costas all exactly you gotta go see Kostas. Vob Kusasis doesn't group chat. Call Him. Bobby Q R Quinlan costs. This is live at our show with Stugatz on. Espn radio. If you missed any of our interviews check him out on demand and the Dan Le Batard podcast brought to you by capital with capital one. You could open a checking or savings account with no fees minimums welcomed the banking reimagined capital one. What's in your wallet? River required capital one. Na member FDIC. Dan It's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. We will get to straight talk with Charles Barkley. He will join us in about ten minutes and we will try and make some room here by doing a short segment here so that we can get to Charles Barkley. But I'm curious Mike because you just sent me. You texted me. Edna's yard was in the Mavericks Locker Room. The Mavericks beat New Orleans yesterday. It's the future of the League. What you saw was Luca Danni Church and Zion Williamson a fun game. High-scoring GAIL I. Did you send that to me for the reasons that I think you sent that to me? Because the reason I found the video funny is because Luca Danni riches walking into a room and when he walks into that room. I think that a tiny Mike Ryan is in there like a super small unbelievably small human being like disproportionately small. Now AETNA's art is not big. He's like five eight five nine so he's not big by any means but he looked tiny when don-shik walked in like tiny tiny tiny. Because these people that you're watching on your televisions are lot bigger than you think they are. I've told you before everyone thinks I looked like a giant around. Stu Got Steve. Kerr is my height and Steve. Kerr was small in that lake. When like when you watch guys running around out there routinely guys that you think are small are bigger than most people you'll ever meet and you're a pound for pound I'd I'd venture guess Eddin hazards one of the stronger soccer players. There is out there incredible balance. He's five foot nine which doesn't look jarring off. You're standing next to him on a soccer field. That doesn't look like he's a little person it doesn't look like he's he's got good balance but you have no idea how big Luca Danni until he walks into this room. You think it's a child I had no idea was that has orders and then at the very thing. That's the thing that's funny stu gods because so there was this funny thing that happened the other day in terms of just how Circus Freakish some of the guys in that league are like the. We've reached a place in evolution. I'm telling you even if you're courtside you don't really understand what it's like to watch a Bam out of bio try and guard a onto to compile when you're watching or something ridiculous and you're watching Porzingas and Porzingas is taking these long jumpers and he's seven three and he's and he's sitting there spotting up at the top of of the three point line but when you see this soccer player a guy who is arrived like he's bigger he's big. He's bigger physically than messy right like. He's yet many are nine. He's he's your high when you see it looks it. Looks like someone? I thought? It was photoshop when Don cheech walks into the room that didn't look like a professional athlete. It looked like someone had shrunk with computers this professional athletes. You could see how small he looked compared to luke dodges but then bobin walks into the room. I just got to open walks into the room. And he looks like something that would hang like an earring off of bobbins. Bowman's hand is bigger than his heart stores. It was staggering to see Bobin. Who's been in John Wick movie and was good in a John? Wayne movie just getting beat up but of course you put him in the library looking huge over John Wick. That video is really funny when you consider that one of those guys is a professional athlete and the other one made him look like a toddler and then the other one came in and made Donncha look like a toddler. That is straight talk. It is brought to you by straight talk wireless everything for less slowly at Walmart Charles Barkley next Donlevatar dodgers closer Kenley. Jansen I gotta be careful here what I just did. We start against Stugatz. Closer is the closer comes in ninth inning. Closes the game up. Names Kenley Jansen. 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Purchase only at advance auto parts for all the latest headlines and information in the Sports Center on. Espn radio all throughout the day. Charles Barkley told us one time that he wakes up every single morning to this song. I haven't talked to him in two long. Always a pleasure to have him around. Thank you Charles. For making the time. I don't think you're GONNA be so happy about making. It wants to God's files his allegation but we'll get to that in a second spike. Lee What do you think about what happened with Spike Lee and the next Charles well number one? Yeah I wake up to that song every day. Let me know that no matter how successful you are you gonNa have haters so gets me up every day to go to war for life I love that brother. Not Think as much to do about nothing. I think it's no big deal. I think we're wasting our time and energy when we got other stuff going on. You Know Dan. I'm I'm to the point where now man. I'm I'm such an owner level I I. I don't get caught up in the BS of sports. You know it's so funny. How stupid the public are like we get to tell them what they get to talk about all day long because wits on TV every morning. Who said the GIN? And I'm like that's not a story. Nobody cares about that. Nobody Like so I man. I don't even waste my time on. Bsn and more. Which Netflix. And I'm just trying to make it four more years brother I'm sixty at the and I'm retired. I try to make which which nitwits witne- It wits are you speaking of. Is it not now see? I you know. I. I don't want them to think about it. Dan if I GIVE THEM MY NAME OTHER THAN SKIP. Betas eight. I would give them power. I want them to think about which is what I'm talking about. So that keep that kids meet a power. They have to sit around the which because we know skewed Betas nitwit but the rest of nitwits. We have to shoot around out. 'cause you talking about me so kills me to power. Dan. I was like when Charles Barkley has the now Daryl Morey. I don't know whether he was referring to you or not the other day because you can be critical of basketball. You're a serial truth teller when Daryl. Morey says that people like you and I don't think he used your name but people like you hate watch basketball some of the broadcasters who were doing the Games hate watch basketball and you've been very critical of jumpers and the three pointers and all that stuff that the game has turned into. What do you say to Daryl Mooring? Well I like their. I'm Ori- I think that he's one of those guys. You hear what he wants to hear When I said that you know it's so interesting watching television. I said two three years ago. James Harden it's the best offensive player I've ever seen in my life I think he's not better than Michael Jordan and Kobe. Bryant at that position and I say that. But he's the best offensive player I've ever seen There are more than call me and say. Hey Charles thanks for the compliment on James when I said I will never say anything bad about Russell Westbrook. I probably respect him more than any other player in my NBA history. I've never seen a guy that gives maximum effort every single night and I know the haters on television. He said well he hasn't won a championship. Pay a lot of guys have won the championship. But I'm never going to say anything bad about Russell Westbrook I respect that man. Now that being said you know dare to protect his brand he thinks he can win by shoot threes. I don't think he can We had that one flew gear where everything worked out perfect for the warriors And I was wrong and now everybody tries to do that. It only works when you got the three greatest shooters an NBA history. Klay Staff and Kevin Durant. It's not going to work any other time And I'll stick by that. And if they win I'll say admit I was wrong. I'm not I don't do that. Skip bayless team. When I'm wrong. I reason why was wrongly. No just say you were wrong. No you wrong. Don't give me excuses why you're wrong But I like their maris non personal. I don't think you're GONNA win putting a little bunch of leprechauns out there but you get worn down Over seven game series. And when you start playing the elite pain They're going to be just as good. I absolutely but much better. Defensively on rebounds Charles Barkley with US ON ESPN SO WESTBROOK. More than any other player Just because of how hard he always plays like. You're talking about that you know because they aren't listening you know you know guys who haven't won a championship. We criticize them like like. They live sucks. I'm pretty sure Karl Malone and John Stockton impact you and I'm pretty sure I life has been pretty myself included. I think pretty damn good because you've got somebody's got to win championships who can't play dead. I don't hate on them. I just like they would just in the right place at the right time but but the point I'm making about Russell is I don't know if they go I I I. I don't care who wins the championship. They don't change my life but I never go hate on that man saying he didn't even say anything with James James are like. I say he's the best offensive player I've ever seen But if they don't win a championship I'm not gonNA walk around saying yeah. He was great player but he didn't win the championship So I never get caught up in that. Talk Morning Talk Show. Where like did he win the chip? I'm like do guys who WANNA chips. Who can't play dead. I always laugh because you know Do I. IT'S A team game. It ain't an individual game like everybody like Janas runaway. Mvp and and you know the other networks trying to change the narrative like well Lebron's MVP first of all. No he should not. Yana should be the MVP by far and John. Right should be the rookie of the year by far for covering allergies because John Williamson looks terrific. But he's only going to play in thirty games and if John Reid he's GonNa play the whole season if they can make the playoffs. That would be like incredible. 'cause nobody expected a memphis to make the playoffs but that little kid can get them to the playoffs. He should win rocketed by running away. Let me get to Jaanus. You know it's so fun. Lebron who's great and amazing plan without Davis and you got these fluids on TV. And I understand the whole Kobe thing and everybody wants us. Lebrons amazing but think about this. If Lebron James Played in the Eastern Conference with one of the guy like Chris who is a good player and he would fifty nine and six or eight. Nobody will be saying he don't Well he only plays in the eastern conference. Because I'm trying to think and look at all the good players. They have a fifty nine and six when he was winning. Mvp Tamiami one sixty six one year. But I don't think they were fifty nine and six but I'm saying like these guys want to change to start like wait a minute. Lebron WHO's amazing amazing? He played with Bosch and be wait. He won MVP because they had the best record. But I don't remember people saying. Oh Oh oh we should get the MVP Lebron because The Western Conference is better. I'm like no. They never said that. But you got these foods areas and jackasses on TV. What John is doing is incredible. We can kill the Bron love. Because he's an amazing do amazing man and a great great great player but the thing they're trying to say what a MVP race has close maybe tastes. I'm Dan if Lebron I was back in Cleveland. Playing with a bunch of nobodies he was fifty nine and six no matter how good a year everybody was having nobody will be saying. Oh no man. Maybe somebody else should win. Every 'cause he plays in the eastern conference that's total. Bs and it makes me. Because you know I'm not like these other people when somebody tells me something on TV. I'm like must be true. This do said No. I'm actually watching the game. What Jaanus the Milwaukee Bucks doing incredible and if that man get screwed out the MVP because everybody wants to Swinging Lebron is going to rid a piss me off swing on. The Braun is an excellent way to phrase that Stu Gods has been wondering why nobody believes in the bucks. Well I believe in them but listen when you play on. The SIM Games series. That's going to be a tremendous amount of pressure on BLEDSOE and militant. Yon Is going to do his thing. Because this is going to be structured to stop that one guy like you saw in the playoffs last year. He's gotTa get some help and there's going to be on Middleton and at the same thing last year Dan nobody's going Janas dominate four games in a row and a seven game series. They're gonNA make the other guys beat them and up BLEDSOE and middle talking. Do that thing. I think the bucks out a really good shot at winning the championship. You've got another segment and you can go another segment and you gotta get Outta here dead. I got all day. We'll just keep reminding six. Maybe we'll just keep you around all day then brought to by capital one. You know how it feels when you've saved enough for that long awaited home addition now. Imagine saving enough for an addition on that addition. That's the feeling with capital one. Where a new savings account turns five times. The national average capital one is helping you earn more toward your savings goals. This is banking reimagined. What's in your Wallet Capital One? Na member FDIC Donlevatar Andrew. Dick euless idiot. I know it was a terrible Barkman present murder before it was just sweet. Nominee still guy. That's really bad guys. Wanted to try all your Barclays Haas. A terrible idea. That's pretty good. That's better anyone else. WanNa get in on the bidding early. There Libertadores an idiot to pretty good. I don't WanNa go after that kidding kidding doors. Immediate thank you Roy. You will tell you fat Daddy. I Hate Him Paris Chris. Once again a surprise Donlevatar show with these two guys on. Espn Radio Charles. Barkley Nice enough to stick around for a second segment here. He'll continue with us on the shell. Pennzoil performance lunch so when you seize ions body type Charles. Did people question your body type your ability to stay not injured your like. Are they You're about the closest thing to what Zion's been I think almost in the history of the sport physically well. I think he's a lot more explosive than I am. I mean he's unbelievable. Seemed like a great kid to Dan. But his ability to to get up that second time as one of the Best I've ever seen and it's been fun to watch. It was interesting last night because I watched that game last night to see how he performed them back to back games. He's he wasn't the same guy back to back games but I gotta say there's one thing I said last year. That boy Luca Donncha. There's a baby Larry Bird. I said somebody asked me what about him? I says I'm not saying he's going to be as great as Larry Bird. But he's a baby Larry Bird and he's unbelievable but ask you a question. I think John is number one. I think he might be. I would love to stand aside and see if he like a legit six eight. I mean 'cause I live my whole career that I was expected. I'm on the sex four and a half Charles. I'm amazed by you saying that. His second step is a lot more as is second jump is a lot more explosive than yours. How many years did you lead the League in rebounding? Because your second jump was faster than anyone. Else in the League's well well that there's a thing for that though damage. I learned it from the great most of all you obviously knowing the shots not going in so you have a mental edge. You have a mental age because you could tell when shot not going to go in and listen. He's so good man. I'm really hoping that he can stay injury. Free things like an awesome kid to Seems like awesome? Let's get back to my original point. Listen I love But I just hope what that Kids Yama Ron Moran. First of all I need to talk to his parents. I know they didn't just name their kid a cool name. Name your kid JFK. Dan just stopped naming letters. That's just crazy. Listen if he's able to get members to the play offs that would be first of all. That's your Laka rookie of the year. But if he can just be in it to the last game of the year But I hope they don't screw that kid out of Rick a year because we love our but nobody's fault that the Memphis Grizzlies and it's best to players right now Brennan Clark and Jackson Kid been out if he could. They've won two in a row if he can get those. Those guys to the play to record a year should not be shouldn't even be closed because is only gonNA play thirty seven games and that just wouldn't be fair. I know is exciting. And he's great. The League wouldn't be fair for a kid who've been here all year and and got his came in the playoffs so far which is amazing. Hey Chuck it's billy. His full name is Jim L. About my name. Is John Exactly Charles? Marie maitre Dmitri Marantz. Yes Mitri is not a name like some type of flower. What kind of loud put it on? The poll. Guillermo does Dmitry sound like the rookie of the year or a flower Charles. Choose one for the next decade you can only have one to Mitri is Miranda Luca or Zion for the next ten years. Who Do you want? I'm going to take Luca because of his body You know That's it you got to worry about designs health. You gotta worry about it and Joh- is so the minute of. I wonder how his vibe is going to react when he gets he. GotTa get bigger and stronger Especially keep trying to dunk dunk on people. Because what's going to happen to them. If you try to dunk on the wrong guy. They're gonNA knock the hell out of just like travelling. Reza did that. They saw little tree young. Like no no no no no. I'm old school. You're not GonNa Stucco me so I wanNA know how because he needs to probably game fifteen to twenty pounds and I wonder how is that. GonNa Affect US quickness and things like that. You can't nutmeg. The Guy who has been in the League sixteen years in. It's still wearing his hair in braids. Like that is not a thing that you do. That is not a especially tough guy. Like Trevor Aretha. Like there's like you know always always laugh when people walk up to me like Bama Fat. Oh gossip I would've done for you and your day. I said no you got to down free throws in your day but you ain't GonNa Duck on me. I mean I think I said I'll let a great player dot com me. They're not gonNA let no still back on all right. We're GONNA come back with Charles Barkley and the second 'cause he's got some thoughts. I WANNA get to. Because I know he's got some opinions. What's going on with with Travis With Tom Brady. Excuse me and I also know that That Stu gods is GonNa say something. I wanted to save this to the end. Stugatz is I think is going to say something that is going to enrage Charles Barkley and and then he's GonNa find it disrespectful and blasphemous. You can stay with us for another segment. Charles yes sir. All right so he's got nothing but all day. I think I'm GonNa take his whole day if we can take it. Charles Barkley continues with us of starting to get nervous. I it is. It is a blasphemous. Take into God's will say to Barclays face sort of next.

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Hour 2: Curt Menefee On Super Bowl LIV

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Hour 2: Curt Menefee On Super Bowl LIV

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Then then you've seen him on television and you've heard him on the show or Mike Ryan had the wrong number because someone just lit him up no no no no one let me up. I said Hello Kurt and on the booking sheet. That would make sense that the person wouldn't be happy to hear from me because that person's name is Avis. So I'm GonNa do this again all right. We're GONNA TRY WE'RE GONNA endeavor here to get curt Menefee. I would say Kirkman iffy over the last couple of years. Maybe the most surprising guests we've ever had on. I saw on the guest list one day. I'm like why are we having having curt Menefee. Then he came up and he'll lit up this radio show he did. He was fantastic. I'm excited for Kirkman Iffy Chris. I saw the rare skeptical little Chris. Face there that's not something I'm used to seeing. Why did you make a face? It's just the general absolutism of. I've never been more surprised by the thing that happened for minutes. That's right I mean it was a fun appearance. He had a few weeks ago. But I didn't think this is the best interview we've ever done in the history of interview say best. I said surprising. Were you expecting anything. Kirkman if he came on yeah you are I was really you know the one on TV. Actually you know what I think. It's the best interview in the history of interviews. How so But not the most surprising or does that go without saying that. That's the most surprise you've ever been by an interview on this show is talking to curt Menefee and him basically just being willing to give up all the inappropriate gig laser story third most surprising gang glazer occupies a wonderful full space in this universe. You guys see his super bowl photo just hanging out with the rock drinking with Iraq. We saw him and opening night that we covered and he was on his own stage stage and billion I at points when he seemed to be offaire. Wanted to go up to But we see we didn't have we didn't have it in us. I was shocked. We didn't just see them like on the silence of the Super Bowl and a lazy boy. 'cause like thick laziest does what the glaze want. If he wanted to lazy boy in the end zone he could have gotten it. I think I can't believe how sad you guys are or about the fact that the Super Bowl is now gone. You guys are really bumming that this whole thing has gone away and now we're we're the litter after a parade. We're sad just because it was a lot of fun and being aradio row and stuff but also just. This area is sad. Yes you walked out last week. It didn't matter if it was Tuesday. Didn't matter what time and it was just a buzz in the Air August taking down it set on Wednesday three takedown that monstrosity but it does feel like a ghost town like we got to see for a week week what the city could be like when there are ton of people here exciting. It was all lit up. People were all those people here back just. Yesterday I was sitting in traffic ethic behind the world championship belt. That was part of it was the size of a building. Yeah why would you guys long for all all of the traffic. You guys not remember. Ah How sleepless you were. This was a week ago. You guys are like new new parents who forget after nine months and want to have another baby because they they forget all of the hardships in having the baby in the first place. I mean you're three blocks away from these studios. The traffic was rough on you. I'm not complaining about the traffic. I had to buy a place in my I buildings. Are you guys would have a place to stay. Because of the traffic you bought an art rental place for a week is e- I know you didn't use it but you're using using Hotel down the street. Anyway we bring in Kurt men iffy he is a part of the first. XFL Game on Fox. This Saturday Los Angeles against Houston didn't Thank you for joining us. Kurt and we just want. We want to know what it was like for you to run roughshod over the entire super bowl premises with Jay Glazer. We want to hear all the stories of you and J lighting up the Super Bowl. We've got to backtrack first of all I was surprisingly could get yeah. Is that where we're going to start. You know. Let them have it. Kurt let them have avocado that. That's the first issue the second issue is that you you called and I rip you if I didn't get a call. This is the first conversation I've had no. No we have the wrong number. We had the wrong number that this is the Dan. Come on. No I'm the Romandie. It's football I gotta get in the most came. I'm excited about that. Really what you want to hear about you. You WanNa hear about June Jones's Jake Laser Terry Bradshaw up to you. It's all good. Yes I want to hear about the Jay Glazer Super Bowl stories. But I want to backtrack for a second at the risk of of ruining this interview. I am getting blamed for Mike Ryan having the wrong number like dialing telephone pretty simple thing into do technically allen producer relationship. I'm sure you know all about it. It's all good. I'm just like I'm getting ripped here refer ripping you and I'm like nobody call me. How can I get angry and fitting but that made me to angry person now? I didn't want to start off by that. Okay now yes yes I guess. It doesn't fit though Kurt. Angry manifesto is not I'm sorry I just said you you. You were surprisingly great last time we were on. I'm sorry I was just explaining to a why are you under amazing manner. He was fantastic. And that's it's what I'm selling their is insulting. You saying that you were expecting so little of him that he's surprised you when he's a great television personality. I know we as Kurt. What I see is a guy guy who is a Polish great studio host and I was not expecting stories about Jay Glazer? That's all greats. You're backtracking rocking here now. So but now that's starting interview. It's way horrible. We ask your expectation. So that's where we're going with it. Well let's do this start breath. 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If you missed any of our interviews check him out on demand in the Dan Le Batard podcast brought to you by the capital adventure card when when you are an unlimited double miles on every purchase. Your next trip is closer than you think Gabala one. What's in your wallet? Dan Time for straight talk brought to you by straight Talk Wireless List Curt Menefee GonNa join us here on the Shell Pennzoil performance line. Let's try this again Kirkman of fee will be doing the first XFL game on Fox. This Saturday with Joel Klatt A Los Angeles Houston Kurt rejoins us now on. Espn radio what are your expectations for the XFL. Kurt you know I think I think that It's GONNA be equated to Kinda I did. NFL Europe for ten years. And you go into that league. There was some players that you Kinda knew from side to college after the NFL. And they probably the biggest name that went into it before it's Phillips but by the time he came out of it you know there were Kurt Warner there was James Harrison. Adam Bennett Terry Jake degrom those you guys. You got to know by them getting opportunities to play and I kind of look at this league in a similar way you get guys that yeah. There's cartel Jones Landry Jones and Connor Cook or their guys like the Houston starting quarterback this week. PJ Walker who was the first guy that really kind of got going under Matt. Rule The temple that you're GonNa get an opportunity to see and you know those kind. Agai Sammie coates that we're familiar with maybe get a chance to get more reps. Get more opportunity and maybe turned their careers around. So that's a look at it from a football standpoint. Did I hear you wrong did you say did. NFL Europe for a decade. Yes I get I I had never done play by. Play the local guy at Fox station and in New York Fox. Five W. W. and Fox came to me and said if you ever done play by play and I said Nope go well Fox did all the television for and it's all Europe and they all right. Well we'll send you to Europe. I went to Amsterdam. Did one game at the end of the ninety seven season with back in ninety eight to two games and Then that fall got a limited. NFL schedule and started full time in the NFL. The ninety nine. What did you like best of that experience? and which place did you like. Best and have most fun hanging out in Europe. Or if you're twenty or I guess. I was in my early thirties. That point but in Europe on someone else's dime it's not a bad not a bad gig. Let's assist lady answered starting point. Yeah exactly yeah. There were some football that happened in the guys came up. But you know it was a fun. Time I do look at it. It gave me an opportunity because again I was doing local sports and I would not have done play by play which would not let me the Fox network But we'd we've had one point. I mean he'll Troy Aikman did his first Games over there. Moose Johnston Kevin Harland went over there to do games I Eagle I mean all those guys as young broadcast using directors are director for the Super Bowl this year rich Musso. WHO's Joe enjoy whose Our our director this weekend and with our XFL crew Rich Russo. So you know. He started out over their coaches players. It was officials There's so many people that game from that experience and that opportunity. That would not have had that chance had it not not been for. NFL Europe. And I'll always be indebted to it for that reason curt Menefee with us first. XFL Game Houston Los Angeles this Saturday in your most private of conversations last last week at the Super Bowl did you guys notice and mock that. ESPN had to tiny beach. Shacks covering the Super Bowl and you guys had a ferris wheel and four. The city blocks of we are driving a fast car but have kind of small peanuts. Well let's just say say the brothers didn't build that set so we can go from from that angle but I think you look at it It's one of those things that a lot of people were we heard from other networks networks wherever we go people are talking about how as they work to see that set and how big it wasn't how dominant it was there on the dominant was the super bowl wave. Great Word for dominant. It was but I think it's one of them. Yeah I probably won't get a raise at Fox in ten years where they spent all their money on that but it was one of the more impressive things I've ever seen. It really was did anyone. Did anyone at Fox ever like leaning to you and say hey you think this is a bit much much. Have you ever heard anybody at Fox. Anything did you. or any of your crew Terry Bradshaw. Jimmy Johnson. Did anyone partake in the ferris wheel. That that I know of not that I know one of the great the great moments here. There's still so we're sitting there on the day before for the game Saturday and we're going through a hersal just kind of making sure everything works fine and you have seen the Mogo all over Miami Zip Super Bowl. How Oh I? V which Roman numerals for fifty four. So you know where to Bradshaw on ago you see that Super Bowl live. What's lip anyway? I think they got the E it's supposed to be super bowl lies and it just kind of go on later on and he's telling you know ten minutes later he when he's over how he goes you bet they forgot to over there. That's why and how it goes. It's the Roman numbers for fifty four. uh-huh oh I didn't even make the connection. It hit me. I thought Bradshaw was joking with me. He was one hundred percent serious in the moment. He actually thought the head with spell the word Liar. I want to ask you these questions. Rapid fire about six or seven of them. Here where I tell you to choose one of the following Jimmy Johnson Terry Bradshaw Howie. How long Michael Strahan or Jay Glazer? Who is most likely to be late to the show? From among those five Michael Strahan who with the most is likely to completely disregard. What the producer said Terry Bradshaw? Who is the least likely to pay for dinner? ooh ooh Jay Glazer. WHO's the most likely to go? Skinny dipping emits bradshaw. Oh who's the most likely to go. Oh skydiving Jimmy. And who is the most likely to eat pizza for breakfast. Me Kirkman iffy with is again. It's Houston and Los Angeles. You gotta this Saturday on Fox so so go ahead and give us the story of glazed sort of running roughshod over the super bowl like what what kind of craziness did he drag you into. You know he he actually was pretty This is are you know. This week is crazy all over the place. So He's pretty saying comparatively I think just the big thing was. I mean. It was Jimmy's weeks and everybody kind of let him do it. You know after the hall of fame the thing and then obviously being back in Miami so Jimmy was the guy who has control of the crowds. Were all week long. Did you guys get to the keys. All spend time with Jimmy at his place. No we didn't and the plan had been at least for me to kind of go down there afterwards And spend a couple of days you know going down to Miami but then having the XFL came right to Houston is an and got that done in. The Jimmy had a couple of things. So that's it didn't happen here but we'll make it back. There's some time how did. How did you guys end up? How did you end up in that FOO fighters video It's one of those that was last year trying to think I don't know by By Art Producer Bill Richardson. I would do it and I said sure in and Dave Grohl if you go on online on my instagram and that's what I'm plugging but I put it up there. I got a chance to grow at a party later on as well. He's a cool guy and I think it's just kind of stem from there And it was just part of introducing them for their big direct. TV Party and they wanted to do something that was kind of football related and so we wound up doing it that way but it totally. I just gotTa do it. I said sure in terms of in terms of great perks that this job has afforded. You give something better than that playing guitar with Dave Grohl was something a lot of people would like to do. Give me something hurt. Menefee thinks is even better than that. I'll get to go to NFL. Europe when you're in your thirties single on someone else's all right very good again curt menefee first. XFO Game Fox. This Saturday L. A.. In Houston I wa- Kirkman IFFY. Next time you come on because your friend of the show down your fantastic. I want to play the guitar on the show. Can we make that happen. I play I play seriously publicly twice vice amount. I mean you know when I say publicly in front of the big little girl I played basis my wedding my wife play drums. I played bass We played signed sealed delivered By stevie wonder which is the only song we'd ever played together and that was after several drinks we designed to take the instrument from the band and play and then the Dave Grohl Party concert other than that. I kind of play in my room and kind to keep it quiet because you know I it can mess around and do things. I can play songs I know but you know north people want to hear it so oh for your same wedding where Jay Glazer offended. Everyone wanted almost started. Okay good they went on Kurt. Thank you for being with us. We appreciate IT I. I don't know if I lived up to last time but it was better than my second. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA bring you back just called you a friend of the show and eventually you're going to be playing guitar here so excited about it. So good guys always good straight talk. 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Hey Dan there's a difference between not getting the show and not being funny. Billy Gill is the latter stop with the mass singer. Schtick you'll get the show joe time now for the singer Guys it's Thursday and you know what that means last night right the massing return for episode to join me now in the music dough. All right guys we are getting fast. Asan furious this season no pun intended. Yesterday was the group a playoffs about that week to sees it. That's right to do in this weird format this year. They've broken things down into groups Eh Groupie and Group C. and they're doing each group the playoffs and then I guess when all three groups are done with their playoffs. They'll meet at the yet. So Group is now in the playoff stage. So that means that we brought back our friends from episode one. The Llama Miss Monster White Tiger Kangaroo and turtle. We're back this week but not before we met another mass Gessen. Judge any guesses on who the guest judges guys. Tommy Davidson Troy Aikman. Tony Romo Dan. Don't care right for you. All right guys the mask was revealed and it was Jason Biggs from American PA yet. This year Jason Biggs all right so the first performance warminster the night was the Llama performed. It's not unusual by Tom Jones. Now the llamas you guys remember has reduced way because they have the four legs to two in the front two in the back and then the two arms so this is a six legged Llama performed. It's not unusual here. Some of the clues something about Nama stay giving any yoga playing accordion. Seattle was still there last time. I don't even know if you guys remember that. There was some Seattle clues and then referred to themselves as the greatest of all. Hi now here's some of the guesses. Jason Biggs American Pie fame celebrity guest judge guest Johnny Knoxville who has been a popular guest this season for reasons. I will never understand Eh Ken. John Thought that it was Joel. Mchale former celebrity guest judge from Seattle. Jenny thought that it could be Zach. Galifianakis and Nicole thought that it could be matthew mcconaughey honey or woody Harrelson. It's not matthew mcconaughey famous three guys. Who are famous for that show while Dan? If you remember week one. It was revealed that little tune. She she lil Wayne was on this show which is a big all right. Let's grow Dan exactly Dan. This is caught America by storm next performer. Of the night night was missed. Monster Miss Monster performed. Fancy by Bobbie. Gentry clues there's a titanic vibe. There is a Queen Chesapeake. There was a candle that had the letters B. K.. On it not sure what that meant. I don't think it's the Burger King and then they said that you're in the presence of royalty in some of the guests is. Jenny thought that it could be Mary. Wilson Jason Jason Biggs again. Dan Thought that it could be Priscilla Presley and Ken thought that inconvenient. And you're gonNA like this guests. Who Do you think can thought it could be? Don't Care Celine Dion. Selene the odds on the mass singer. Mike why are you raising your hand. No I don't think Selene Dion is on the mask because I'm excited. Just based on the clues I think I know who this might be. Do you think. It's the lean dion know. Who Do you think it is we Latifah Latifah? Wow you know what maybe Ma Right. Then let's move onto the third performed the night the White Tiger who I'm not we're GONNA waste time the White Tigers Gronk. We're not going to figure that out. Spoiler alert white tiger than lose this week. It's grown but good vibrations by Marky mark and the funky bunch. Here are some of the the clues skiing cow for some reason. Don't know what that means loves a block party dancing. He'll some of his body pain. It's Gronk is it's it's it's ron walk around. Here are some of the guesses. Jason thought that it could be whole cockbain and Robin thought that it could be either Charles. Charles Taylor rock so robin kind of figured out that it's Nice. I wish it were Charles. Haley why would it be Charles. It's not as Grog. I'm telling you right now Dan Throng. I've never been more certain of anything in my life. It's the White Tigers. GRONK guys. Stop watching the white tiger. It's all right here. We performance number four the night it was the kangaroo. All all right the kangaroo performed you know I'm no good by Amy wine-house Kangaroo had a hell of a performance. We've very soulful great follow performance here week week to remember guys. Group playoffs and the kangaroo cub brought it all right. Here are some of the clues. God muck in the gang unnecessary all right. The kangaroo wanted to be a role model for the kangaroos child. Here's some of the guesses. Robin thought that it could be candace. Is Parker Jason Biggs of American Pie. Thought that it could be Tatyana. Ali and Ken thought that it could be Gabrielle. Union you guys think every other unions on the show. No maybe maybe all right. Let's just move onto the fifth and final performer of the night and that was the turtle the turtle performed say. You won't let go by James Arthur. The turtle kind of figuring out if the turtles in boy band or what's going on with turtle good voiced this bit of a mystery so far. Here's some of the guesses kind of like a high school theme thing going on which makes it could it be Zach Ephron high school musical. I don't know you don't know we'll find out together soon enough. Wants to sing a love song and then there was also a rock and roll vibe. You were some guests is Ken could be. Aj McLean of the backstreet boys. Jason thought that it could be Darius Rucker Hootie Robin thought that it could be Billie Joe Armstrong and Nicole thought that it could be Zach. Ephron guys any guesses on the turtle I like Darius Rucker. I think that's who it is Aga again Lance Bass Roy. All Right Roy thinks it's no okay so then we bring all the contestants back onstage as you do in the playoffs and the lowest vote getter for the week gets eliminated. Let's go. Let's eliminate them the lowest vote-getter this week guys was the Llama. WHO's the LLAMA? Show us the Lama. All right again. Mega Gronk wasn't eliminated this week. So the final guesses were Nicole. Woody Harrelson Robin thought that it could be Adam Corolla. Ken Thought it was Joel. McHale Jenny thought that it was Kelsey. Grammer Fraser Remember Kelsey grammer guys Kelsey. Grammer it's a funny costume. It's not Kelsey grammer. All right and Jason. It can be Johnny Knoxville. Any final guesses amongst you guys. Alga soul wow what a good guess Mike. Let's go. It was not powder saw the law of course was none other than drew. Carey was surrendered on all right. All right. Well that's for that Group A playoffs guys. 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Tom Brokaw birthday to him. I don't care good luck. Also happy. Fifty eighth birthday to guns N.. Roses axl rose. I don't care good luck so Travis Kelsey is the guy that you wanted wanted to hear from during the Drunken Kansas City parade situation he was he the one who coined the phrase you gotTa fight for your right to Lombardi. was he the one who was doing doing that I i. I've heard it okay because I didn't hear it From other places but maybe in Kansas City. They've got a better answer for us. But Travis Kelsey enjoys himself all right he he is the guy who got Kansas City Management Mad at him For for doing a dating show and They didn't like that so much. Andy read was not down with that. So let's let's hear from Travis Kelsey here just saying that we gotta fight for a right to Lombardy. I'll tell you what you feel. Outstanding we fight eighty four right to them coming home and trophy baby the city. I love the past tense of being you fight it. What do you mean so Travis Kelsey also had some more sound here where he was unleashing stuff on everybody? We've got a bunch of Travis. Kelsey sound from the parade twenty one years. That's how that's how long it's been turning from our guy. Andy he read. He's just been turning turning turning do what we do. It sounds worse than yours travis. Kelsey was not done. I don't think Travis Kelsey is even the best Kelsey but before we get to. Jason Kelsey is brother and that celebration from a few years ago with the eagles just a little more. The professional wrestling sound from Travis Kelsey Jordan fourth quarter six and whatever left on the clock down patching the home today. Andy Reid true and could eliminate the Andy Reid and we got mad at home. One was the man that is good. Ed is a man who's been drinking. Not even sure that was his mouth. Can't play that enough the rest of the show and so here's his brother. The Kelsey family I imagine a whole lot of fights it's Growing up a whole lot of furniture being broken in that house about nothing about fighting over a piece of air like both of them fighting being over Jason. Kelsey he here. He is a couple of years ago with the Eagles told he was too old anymore before the best brick tackling the NFL. Jason Too. Small Judge John got it. Lean Johnson Day off issues such a great. Maybe you're in the middle of that. who was hired? He was right at the worst coaching. Hire by a lot of freaking out there in the media. This past off season named Mike Lombardi. He was the least qualified coach in the the NFL. Doug Peterson down for the Dow. The Super Bowl. He's better than a drivers. You could have gotten a pretty good pods on Travis. Kelsey saying you've gotTA fight fight for your right to Lombardy and then Jason Kelsey saying you gotTa fight for your right to fight Lombardi tell you what appeals outstanding. We we fight it for all right coming home with the city. I love you so good that he doesn't know that the past tense of fight is Ford.

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The MLB Response to Coronavirus

A's Plus

18:50 min | 1 year ago

The MLB Response to Coronavirus

"What if there were a podcast just history class except five minutes long and Fun Kaufman? I think there is one. It's not your century. Join me for it wherever you get your podcasts today on as plus we are joined by Mark Fine Sand the wonderful national baseball writer for MLB DOT COM formerly of the New York Daily News and Mark. You're in an interesting position this week. You you were moby dot com you. are based in New York. You're familiar with the mets. The Yankees. Obviously the national media You'VE WORKED FOR NEW YORK. Tabloid what is first of all? This has been the craziest baseball off season ever announced the craziest spring ever. But what do you make of all of this the reactions to the corona virus as you and I are talking Wednesday. Of course you know. There's a reaction as you're seeing. All of this stuff happen is. Is it overreaction. But you know I tend to take the view of. I think overreaction is better than underreaction in situations like this. You'd rather take extra precaution to make sure that you know. This doesn't spread further than not. Do Enough men have regrets afterwards? So you know in terms of the MLB decision. I think once the other leagues started to do it and it just became sort of this train rolling down the tracks. I don't think choice but to do it because this is a this is a crisis in our country right now. And so you're right. Been the craziest off season. It's now become very crazy spring training and I've never really seen a sort of four months or three months period like this in the two decades that I've covered the game. Here's the thing and I know that we as baseball writers and work at baseball sometimes live in a little bubble where the baseball world seems like the world that matters. This is a real world problem and when you see governors and mayors You know coming out with these Statements in these edicts about you know no more than a thousand people in a place at the same time You know like you said I love in the New York area and in new Rochelle Just north of Manhattan. The whole town is quarantined. And and basically they've they've brought up the National Guard to basically put a border and the town and you can't cleaner out for You know for the next two weeks so this is this is a real world problem and I can't imagine that MLB or the NBA or the NC double a. or the NHL or mls or anybody else who's got games going on or events going on concert and south by South West cancelled that they're gonna sort of just see governor or mayor issue these kinds of statements edicts and say never nuked player Games. Anyway we're not GONNA follow that. Were going to have to live with it and say this is not your normal time. This is not just the you know some random occurrence that You know doesn't really matter. This is this is appearing Democ and I think You know we have to look past the baseball ramifications and hope that this doesn't turn into something where you know you've got millions of cases of this going around the country absolutely and I would imagine the thing to keep in mind. Is that Sports Leagues? All of them. Baseball included are going to be flexible. You kinda have to be. It's it's all fine. You're exactly right. We're will We will on. The baseball season will happen. Just my opinion and in Florida a lot of spring training sites are retirement communities. And and you know. The elderly are a prime candidate for for this virus and You know a lot of people who volunteer at ballparks are retired people and it's you know this is This is a really serious situation so I just have to think that whatever decisions are made You know I know everybody always likes to say every answer always comes down to money. I don't think the is in this situation from any of these entities any of these sports leagues any of these arenas again with concerts with conventions conferences. Whatever it may be. I don't think that the decisions are being made on a financial basis because You know you can make a lot of money and then when everybody in your arena or stadium or your invention hall Gets infected with the virus. You're the bad publicity from that. Would be much worse than you. Not Good for the brand New Mall. Plus even you know owners everyone well people. We've got families like like. Everyone is worried about their elderly relatives or you anyone new at the compromised immune system. You know I think everybody can understand that and say yeah like let's take proper precautions. Let's health and safety is more important than you know. Starting a baseball game on time or in the right month or whatever they push back play it somewhere else great. Make sure everybody's safe I who will be back in just a moment with more with mark fine sand from MLB dot com on as plus. Hello Hello Peter Hart lab you may have heard from the east coast media and even the White House that San Francisco has literally become toilet and we completely disagree. The big event podcast is becoming total. Sf and we're going to highlight what still great about San Francisco will interview colorful character share history pay tribute to our favorite. Sf movies and just have fun. Listen for the cable. Car Bell Total. Sf wherever you get your podcasts. Speaking of baseball. Let's talk about actual baseball. Because I feel like they're not very little of that You were You stop by as camp briefly and we manage to at least get in a nice dinner before I came back on my I'M GONNA put air quotes break because it actually did turn out to be What are your impressions of the Ace From Afar? Obviously you you know you saw them in the playoffs against the Yankees. Two years ago won ninety seven games that year one ninety seven games last year. Would what do you see for them in two thousand and twenty? I don't know if this is GONNA wind up being hot take because everybody loves heartaches a Pekingese to win the division this year. I think the astros are still really talented team. But the combination of losing your ace an argument the best pitcher in the game and not really replacing him. I know they have lance mccullers junior coming back from Tommy John Surgery and theoretically he's stepping into that spot But Losing Garrett Cole and not lock placing him with another sort of BONA FIDE. Ace and and the fact that they're going to be you know followed around all year by scandal and by the excuse me by the fans who are going to be writing them in every ballpark. They're going to be vilified everywhere they go and I don't think it's gonNA necessarily translate mental. The talk about issues are GonNa Hypno- businessman. I'm not worried about that stuff but you have to wonder. At some point does all of the scrutiny and the fact that it is going to be nonstop take toll on them and and I think it's hard not to we've seen unite both covered players. Who were involved in scandal going Ballpark to Ballpark? And and and just getting right. I mean we saw you know Jason Giambi get it when he was with the Yankees. We live is certainly covered. Allen shod Rigas Games as he was the villain of the world before he became the TV pace baseball You know you're in into the synergy of watching Barry Bonds. These are players who you know. They got past one player. We haven't seen a team like this. That is going to face what this team is going to face and I just think that combined with the fact that without call. They're not quite as good as they were last year. I could see the Astros taking a step back and conversely I can see the is taking a step forward. I mean you've got your your sort of rock you know sort of foundation players in Chapman and also in semi and and Chris Davis still certainly power threat But I think when you look at some of the young pitching they're only going to get better and I really. I like what the as of done I'm always very impressed. With what billy bean enforcer able to do And I just think this this could be the year. Where where you know. Houston's little run any less comes to him they will be under a microscope. There's no doubt about it You know they hired. I think the right man for the job and dusty Baker to try to right the ship there and maybe they wind up with some sort of us against the world they still have great roster no doubt but yeah it's it's they're not a sure thing and before all of this. I would have said YEP YEP just mark Houston down as division winners and now. I'm not so sure that's the case. The certainly are in a very good position. They're very motivated. Because they're among the teams that feels like you know. Houston probably cheated them out of some wins and maybe out of At least a closer you know kind of kind of a position in the standings last couple of years so it should be very interesting. Now you mentioned Billy Bean David Forest and you talk a lot to the front offices. You've got a wonderful podcast of your own. You Talk to executives. I know you recently talked to the as assistant. Gm Billy Owens. That's free future Broadcast but what? What have you been working on lately? And what just in general kind of tell us about the podcast and and sort of the impressions. They've gotten as you've been doing it for the podcast. It's all the executive access and it's unlikely. Describe it kind of A. This is your life baseball edition so I sit down with executives around league season. Four and I've I've sat down with pretty much every major front office executive in the game at this point For this podcast. It's vice lengthy conversation about their career. How they got into baseball How they steps. They took along the way to get to the spot where they are now experiences. They've had Looking back at some transactions that they've been part of Good and bad and you know with some distance. Some some of these people are giving me some really interesting answers and the one thing. I've really noticed about doing this. They're not. It's not a cookie cutter industry. I know everybody right now. Loves TO SAY OH everybody in front office as a thirty four year old Grad. Who is really good at math than there are? Certainly some people like that in front offices. But when you get a chance to sit down with some guys who actually play the game or guys who or gals. I mean Jean Ackerman. Maybe one of my favorite podcasts. I've done because her background is so fascinating San Francisco Girl Gene Gene Akron. Doodo exactly you know it. Just you know there's so many different stories people who were in business and then just decided you know they used to check baseball stats for for fun. And they're like you know what I be so much happier if I was doing this for my job. A went out and went through the grinding. Getting where they were. So it's been a really interesting series to do. I think about eighty or ninety of them at this point season. Four kicks off this week with Sam class from the dodgers who has he's gotTa have all sorts of stories. Yeah Oh my goodness I always like sitting down with stanton talk about his career talking about signing Greg. Maddux away from George Steinbrenner when he when the Yankees are coming after him talking about the fact that you know Ted Turner hired to be the president of the NBA Hawks and then like two months later. You know what I want you to be the president of the brave also and said well. That's a terrible idea. And it's not it'd be great you you'll be the first guy ever to do this to run two teams instead yet. You know why nobody's ever done it because it's a terrible idea. So stand up some great stories in there from Atlanta Washington in La. It was really quite enjoyable to sit down and talk to him. So that's our first episode. we were going to roll out. Basically what a week throughout the entire season recorded out here in Arizona. And now here in Florida Like you said Billy Owens will be Will be my as guest this season. I've had billy beane on ipad forced on. I've had the Catalan so If you WANNA go back to the archives there are certainly some very interesting as related episodes that Oakland fans can listen to a of fun so you can find it on. I tunes spotify. Never else that you you check out. Podcasts yeah I highly recommend it in those are all very good talkers and Billy Owens might be the best of the bunch so I I go for that one I mean you WanNa talk about energy just energy personified and he was He was great to sit down with I. I didn't know billy all that well and After spending about forty five minutes with him for the podcast I have a whole a whole appreciation for everything I've ever heard about him. He's a he's got an opinion on everyone and he knows everything would so it's perfect for baseball writer. That's a that's perfect. Talk to now As I mentioned you are based in New York Your National Baseball Writer. You'VE WORKED FOR THE NEW YORK. Daily News I think everyone in baseball is always interested in the New York teams whether you love them or hate them or are just fascinated by that dysfunctional bunch known as the mets. Tell us a little bit right now. Kind of what's going on with those two teams just because I know everyone's a always got a little bit of interest in them. Well you know the Yankees are are having a tough spring and they came into this season into the spring sort of as overwhelming favorites in the American league. I think in most people's eyes they one hundred three games last year. I'm going out and had to the best pitcher in baseball so it looked like things. Were certainly going to be in good shape for them. The hit Giancarlo Stanton healthy and coming back At Aaron Judge Fully Healthy They Luis Severino seemingly healthy and then all of a sudden people just started dropping like flies which looked like what happened last year. You know several years after the year Tommy. John Surgery James Paxton's out for two months with an injury Stanton in you know doubtful. I think or certainly questionable for opening day. Judge is certainly in question for April. And you know so. I think there's a lot of injury issues with that team that they'll probably guilty get through it if they can get through to June You know sort of either in first place or sort of near first place. They'll get back Paxton and they'll get back you know by. Then you assume that that stanton and judge your back and you know. They will get her mom suspensions at an arm to their their rotation as well But it puts a lot of pressure early on guys like Masahiro Tanaka and J HAP and certainly Garrett Cole to go out there and you know they're gonNA have a couple of young guys following them the rotation go out there and keep the team in it not to me the Severino and stanton injuries. You look at them and see. Yeah those are. That's their number two starter and their middle lineup. You know forty plus slugger but remember the one hundred and three games last year. Severino Catch Twelve Innings Stanton at about eighty bats. So they've shown making if I without those guys but they need back they need act back. They need everybody else. to be healthy and productive animation house Other imagined no trouble getting to the postseason. What happens there will see? The mets are the. Mets have had an interesting off season. You know there was a sale in place that fell through Now supposedly they're looking for new buyers. We don't know if the old buyer is definitely out or not their lingering over the whole thing And then you know the Higher Carlos Beltran of the manager which was a sort of a bold higher to begin with. You've worked in the front office of the Yankees the last year after his retirement but he'd never managed she'd never coached a lot of people in Carlos. Plead looked at him as a guy who would manage in the future so it wasn't necessarily a shocking higher but it's still a bold one and then of course he is Firmly embroiled in his Astra Scandal. And and he's let go Conforti ever really started so louise row house. I think was a good choice for them. Given that he knows the organisation. Everybody knows they're all early. Reports are that. He's he's done very well You know handling the team in spring training. I think the mets are a really talented team. And I think if health and The Bullpen Way and obviously if on the bullpen side for sure given what happened last year as an Familia But opposed to asking revert to form and now they've got delegates. Hanson's there as well and if he is healthy. Follow his Achilles surgery that has the makings very good. Bullpen obviously got a very good starting rotation already with Degrom and Syndergaard and Stroman. They've brought in a report solo and Michael Walker about see the nats there so they've got a deportation they've got some. Sobat snappy Lonzo Agassi Schudrich year Jeff McNeil got plenty of offense. I think they actually have a chance to be a really really good team this year but the bullpen needs to bounce back of course like every other team in baseball didn't stay healthy. Yeah we'll we'll suspect arson J. Larry get back on the field to two of my all time. Favorite former is a good question. I haven't been the mets camp so I can't say that I have the latest Info Ma'am I think there's some optimism that they'll get them on the field But you know certainly the way. Larry's first year with mets win That's one of those. Wait and see things where you won't believe it until you see it. Yeah Yeah I'm still convinced that as will wind up with Jed Larry. Maybe CESSPIT US AGAIN. Somewhere down the line billy keeps acquiring jed so that seems like a given suspect has told me you know couple of years ago. He'd like to finish his career in Oakland. And play for Bob. Melvin wants more so I could see it happening. Mark Fine Sands thank you so much for joining us on as plus thanks again to mark. Fine Sand for joining us on as plus. He's on twitter at fine sand and you can find his podcast. Executive access on all platforms are producers. Today were G Allen Johnson and King Kaufman. We will be back again next week with more. As plus thanks for listening. And he's plus is a production of the San Francisco Chronicle support as plus and all of the chronicles journalism by signing for Chronicle Membership at SF chronicle dot com slash pot.

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Two Aces In A Hole

Fantasy Focus Baseball

46:57 min | 1 year ago

Two Aces In A Hole

"I the fantasy z. Focus baseball podcast here your hosts tristan cock roth and eric caravel. It's true welcome to fantasy focus baseball. It's a beautiful monday morning august nineteen th two thousand nineteen he is tristan. I'm eric rica fosters. Our producer and tom carpenters or editorial watchdog on today's fine show and he's hurts his elbow. The homerun rates getting where hand multiple closer situations change. Everyone delivers a combo meal and of course has always mirrored hashbrowns trista. Did you have makamba meal this weekend. I know you did come on. I actually did of most excellent burger and fries. I don't think it was called a combo meal on the menu but it was <hes> quite good quality. Let's pretend let's pretend there was a compromise. Yeah that is other than what. I was gonna say when you got me thinking milli vanilli for a second. Why would i get you thinking that no comment. He said some magic milli vanilli title words a couple of minutes ago. Let's get under the burgers and combo meals what you're talking about but i guess you don't wanna talk about it. We'll do a show. No one talks meal. Even ileana podcast got on. You've mentioned the more times. I don't even know they're the people who faked their music right i. I don't know what you know that that incident with finale took place right across the street from e._s._p._n. Spion here at lake compounds. No that's an actual fact kid outta here day performed in bristol connecticut lay cop outs. Yes the head their lip synching issue that took place right at compounds. Oh my high school thank you tom. I the new notes from now on yeah. I don't mean this in a bad way but that's the most important thing you've ever delivered on the show. I'll take that because it's pretty amazing. That's credible. Yes i learned learn something new today and normally on a podcast trista. I don't think i do but today. I've learned something new and incredible tricky. You didn't know that either. That's incredible news idea. It was that his all and bucolic connecticut anyway. Here's the buzz mind is blown alone now all right so my lead story in the blog today and you know maybe i'm making more out of it than i should because 'cause i don't see it as a headline anywhere on the site but chris sale is visiting dr james andrews for a second opinion on his injured left elbow today and when when pitchers go to visit the good doctor you know they don't like split a. b. l. t. i mean th th the most of the time tommy john surgery as a result right. They split. They get a combo meal very clearly or that. I think this is a big story since chris sale the top three fantasy pitcher and not only would it be lost for the rest of this season but for those denison formats. He won't pitch next year if they do ligament replacement surgery so am i missing something is not a big deal or war. Being realistic like we're gonna find out later today is this his world is changing. Yes i am afraid if we will yeah i. It's it's not good news. It's not good to hear that it is a coat second opinion. I didn't like the fact that that sale himself had the coat of that's way over my head when it was was asked about whether he was concerned about the second opinion so history this is ominous and it's just because of the requires the major surgery we we all fear by by the next year to that's devastating for a guy who is considered a universal top three overall fantasy starting pitcher for easily a half decade at this point. Yeah i mean preeminent strikeout pitcher. I mean he should be. I wouldn't drop them yet. If you have the ability to drop them by man i i title expecting to pitch the rest of the season at at the best anyway i mean there's always a chance down. The stretch but it's got to be asked is the reason this is not a big story as we're being gentle on the defending were defending world champions. We don't wanna point out that this could be a devastating result for that has nothing to do with data. I i think the the the point is that the red sox have not mentioned the words tommy john surgery in any of their releases as a possibility or anything else so like they're just trying to hold off on this bad. News is where most of the time you know but like even then like david robertson at his tommy john surgery we in find out for three days so you know why is that secretive. He had surgeries never going to pitch again for the phillies. I don't get that either but sometimes it's not certain that's the ultimate resolve and david robertson's case it was is that that got mentioned upfront. I i don't know i think we're we're quibbling over the words here but we're gonna find that something pretty quickly to to me what what struck me. Is that the red sox. Exportation isn't a really rough spot at this stage. There is not much left in there. No i agree with that. I mean poor sales going to face the phillies phillies and that could go either way. I don't know i mean native all these in the in the rotation. Now i listed a bunch of i listed strikeout pitchers in my blog today and i'm sure you're i'm going to read that where you know run. Prevention is an issue for some of them and you have to look at the schedule and see where they're pitching but all these guys over the past thirty days are among the top thirty in strikeouts that would be reynaldo lopez of the white sox the nelson lameta shut down the phillies dealer night ryan yarbrough the tampa lefty jacob junius anthony sclafani aaron sanchez. We finally got lit up his third outing and chris basset now. I'm not saying you want these guys but like one of my leagues. I really need strikeouts to the point. I might even activate exact davies because he's more than a reliever although not really doing that just for the volume just to be era strikeouts weight well. It's too starts. That's why yeah just to be clear right white. I mean at the point is if you need strikeouts. These guys are getting them. Don't cut sale yet until you know for sure but we're going to know for sure soon enough all right moving on. There's other stories here. Other injuries corey kluber that was ominous left in the first inning. What was that an oblique specify what the injury was or why would they do that because it's like a hockey player upper body injury. Don't tell anybody what's wrong corey kluber as if he's going to be facing a team this week abdominal tighten abdominal honest with us and tell us what it is people bull now kluber might have a rehab. We meal wasn't feeling so good. Afterwards you understand you get abdominal tightness. After eating bad come and have you ever had a bad combo meal. And what do you think of a combo all these things. Everybody's had a bad combo meal at some point in their life. You've gone to a place and gotten a bad combo meal. At some point. Ed had mcdonald's in literally fifteen years. I actually haven't in just about the same amount of time fifteen years with small children. I'm calling no on that. All my kids of of i don't know i don't like it there too. They want wendy's right now. Actually my son loves never that's where he got attached attached cheeseburger he he got really really into cheeseburgers from eating at wendy's attached to a cheeseburger physically. It's right over here we problem. We're part of his buddies that she's attack all right. Where were we corey kluber in kluber corey kluber actual news news and analysis that he still rosser eighty eight percent of leagues. I mean most fantasy managers in e._s._p._n. Leagues have the patience to deal with a situation like this where a guy misses four months you got her on. May i still rosser eighty percent. Keep them rostered. It might be fine. It might be fun yeah. It might be kind of thing where bumps them back a week because remember he was he was on track to return. I believe it would be this friday. I mean they could've put them on saturday's game. Whatever but it was going to be this week so maybe it's next week but maybe it's september a week. After for this guy was one of the most added pitchers now. I'm telling you to drop them. Dustin may which breaks my heart and a couple of weeks because i really need like six innings like once or twice a week aac he came into the game against atlanta yesterday and gave up a grand slam into the ronaldo kunia replacement for actually not technically replacement but still you know ortega really he. He was the replacement in said game for duval k. me. I can't rostrum anymore. Reliever now. Let's stinks y- ah yeah but the hesitation for me is just who's the five those five for the and the whole idea of julio arias now on suspension attention being worked up as a starter for down the road. Who's the five. I'm not mentioning that guy's name anymore but yes as going to the bullpen where that that's where declined to use them in the playoffs. I guess stripling could be the guy next week but tripling. They've already declared stripping liver stripling reliever by the way they've now hedged on the rich hill talk about going to bullpen. I don't know where they're going. Now anyway. Dump dumped us. The may dump joey votto. He's official in a terrible season. Even appoints league move on don't pick up u._c. Kukuchi goes to its shutout. It was his first win two months. The acuna situation no worries whatsoever. He tried to steal base right up to he's on his way to forty forty. I think he's motivated. Go forty forty and by the way nobody's ever going fifty homer thirty steal christian yelich. She's gonna do that. We're gonna. We're gonna have like eight guys. Fifty home runs tres. Yelich is going to be one of them and he's going s._e._o. Thirty basis. We're not even talking about him. As a top pick next year be trout. Makunyane now in maybe not not order is yellow. Three is bellinger like bets. Wow this numbers are crazy. Numbers are pretty crazy thing is. I still can't believe that there's a very slim chance anyone could get to sixty home runs. They can a year like this with these stats <hes> yeah that's tough but i mean like all started it. Don't get it. I mean fifty use. That's a lot fiftieth loud yeah what else nelson cruz comes back. Today on mocatta comes back this week. Although it might be later in the week the homers three rookies have three home games just in the past week unbelievable. Oh and how about the rookie who's putting coming up the all sorts of rendering x number of games in the beginning of his career aristidies aquino. The note here says when we break the all time home run record. I mean give me say red stardom in right field next season. I'm being serious here kind of give. I'll give you a full time role batting v six hundred days. How many home runs aquino keno hit next week next year next week. Fifty eight hundred eighty one home runs i i i think it's thirty eh let enough lines yeah like if the baseball is identical next year now yeah i ah we rank your nevarez. We're almost going to have to rank aristidas aquino in the top in the retina right around the top fifth. Come on no come aquino's not the prospect. That elver is is. Is that matter anymore yeah. I think what does that matter if he's hitting homers every day and now they're getting a book on. This is not shane spencer either. I think it's peaks and valleys with a guy like this. I think it's a little bit less ethic. Either oliver is i mean probably have like an atom duval to twenty street coming up but i don't know i look at it this way. I think we are both confident in the ability of alvarez that he's going to have a tremendous career going forward. There's little doubt that he's going to have a steep floor. Aquino still has the possibility that when people figure them out and they test them with different bitches breaking stuff that he does the floor just falls out with think that would happen. The other rookies were alvarez and mike. Thank you strip ski. Who yeah who looks like and here's the thing i like a lot of these people who are posting it but please stop posting how many games aimed to college stransky to hit. This many home runs versus. Mike is tricky cars. I was not playing with a happy fun baseball and one of the years like shrimp ski like it. It was all pitchers sixty eight. I just you can't compare even what happened last year to what's happening this year. That's part of the reason. I don't like this is that you know peter lonzo. I don't know what he would have done. Last year would have ended up thirty two home runs. It's gonna fifty two this year. It's ruining the tradition of the game and the numbers because you're right. Nobody's going to sixty eh but still like this is just weird. You can't compare alonzo to darrell strawberry rookie season at all because they're not totally different. Eras totally different different way of using pitching staffs totally different ballparks. Oh yeah pitching friendly ballparks and you know that i love to talk about these historical facts and how players are doing an x number of games and the fact of the matter is nowadays. It's so easy gary sanchez. We mentioned res hoskins. Aaron judge had a point where he was like this now. We've got a keno doing it. It's just you look at the leaderboard. They're all players lately but the way since you mentioned the three homer games we're to two instances away right now on august nineteenth of major league baseball breaking the record for three homer games season two. They need to more three homer games the whole rest of the year to tie the record set in two thousand one and i'll say to you again. You said this in the last show so you probably. I haven't changed her mind but this has to affect the way we rank the way we draft next season. It's just a different game. Now i mean i would take acer too but man. I don't have enough power our in any of my leagues and even leagues winning and the reason is because power has changed and it's a big deal. I still feel all the way that i did the other day. You have to evaluate how you're going to fill this category because if you just take the lazy approach and assume that baseball was the way it was two to three years go even you're going to be left behind but i do still think that the value of the home run relative to league average is still within range of the past couple of years this from our friends at seek you ever feel like ticketing websites excites make getting to the event difficult on purpose it is as if they are so big they can get away with not caring about the customer experience so what if their sights knowing and doesn't doesn't have the events you want. Hello status quo. The real question is how easy could it be if those taking sites actually cared with millions of live event tickets and a price match guarantee seeking seeking proves there is a better way search sports live music comedy and more seeking has the tickets. 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How fat as i get the homers but the steals i mean we have catchers doing this so i'm just gonna go through the list and some some name you wanna talk about because otherwise it'd be an hour cody bellinger bryce harper yep mark semyon christian yelich ryan braun wants wants soto matt beady. Tom murphy the catcher oscar mercado starling morte who has six now season only el-ajez more with ten shinshu shoot shoot did it and tommy edmund future hall of famer outta combo meal as well. Is there anyone here who would like to discuss. Bring any babies yet another another of dodgers guys that they've squeezed production out of you've never heard of the edmund. I love that i wrote on friday. How ed was in the middle of a big cold streak and then he has a great weekend and thanks for three days making my writing stale <hes>. I had thought that matt carpenter was going to come back and take over that role. I guess not so much. I think we're cotto. Auto is probably the most interesting actionable fantasy option here yet. He has impressed me this year what he has done at times. Tom murphy is definitely impressed. Me there are nine catchers with a really league positive player raider ranking real muto james mccain grondahl vasquez contrary us narvaez garber gary sanchez and wilson rama's and then a big drop drop-off and tom murphy could end up the top ten catcher so could carson kelly roberto perez travis dr no catcher got deep in the last three months just and it really did get deep. It was bad june deep. Now deep makes it sound like you're excited. I am excited because we're pres- my hit twenty five home runs and nobody wants him. You never i liked him. You ripped him every time mentioned him. He's going to twenty. Five home runs travel store. No rejuvinated carson kelly totally legit like a top ten. Guy seattle has two top fifteen catchers. I mean we'll smith. I'm going to rank will smith next year like my number five catcher the dodgers catcher. I'm telling you catcher got deep since may an <hes>. I'll tell you that if they played other positions and we didn't have catcher in this league. None of them would be rostered. Oh i'll agree with that but that's why excitement fight me the word here. I absolutely see your point. You're right there have been a lot of nobody's who've come into the catcher poll and if given value where it's supporting that don't pay a doc. Gosh darn diddly thing for catch here. Don't don't curse on this show tristan. This is a family friendly. Show did lead to italy. I mean you can't even say hey you know the band. That did something wrong. They com- pickle if i said it we don't talk about bad people either all right. Let's move von now. It's the closer carousel carrousel. Well sean doolittle not be worth much in my simply next season doodle. Wow that changed quickly. Yes it. Did you know the league. I'm talking about where i had to keep doing a little because i foolishly cut hooray. Solaar are too early so yeah. He's going to be unusable at seven home runs in his last ten appearances the national society where we can't use them anymore so let's make up an injury and put him on the disabled list so they it did. Who's the closer for washington now. <hes> it's probably a combination between guys. Daniel hudson fernando rodney would be the first two that stand out to me and do you view you them better or worse. Let's say the jose jimenez line or joe him in players dora balls closers in fairness the joe him and his line to me is i don't need to adam. I am if i need saves but you can get some does hudson pass that in no way davis past that so now. They're on the road all week way. I've never seen anything like this. Even i've you even from a chorus pitcher. I have never seen a relief pitcher was split slate home. Road splits. Let's wade davis has and if my computer will comply. I will pull them up or you up for and it's not even beyond a wall here this. I'll tell you this. I'll go before i go. Tavis watson's pitched okay for watching god. This is unbelievable. Wade davis has ten point nine seven era in home games and a two point one one whip on road road zero point six three era one point two six whip so now. Why wouldn't you use way davis this week for all road games you would i considering during the the lack of depth at the closer position. Yes i suppose olbia league where i need to throw away davis in there but i don't feel very good about it. Well <music> out if he hasn't been on the road yet. I actually feel okay about it but like i wouldn't add them in a league. Were without a shore where i can't like bench him right the following week when they're at home right so i'm just saying mark. Lanson looks to be atlanta's closer now. Clearly he's back on track and field comfy there. Do you know who would you rather roster. Astra milan-san or wade davis lanston lanson is not going to have to deal with the week at cars where you just can't trust them one. I don't trust me milan-san at all but no i don't either but you know i've got carlos martinez than a league and he's the he wants to give up a run every game. Yeah i feel a little bit with carlos martinez for i. I do think there will be opportunities. I do for him. Let's take a look at the schedule here because that's what you're looking for opportunities for pitchers. You might not be thinking about monday. Slate slate not a full one e._s._p._n. Plus in the last game of the day has that gallon at home against colorado. That gown looks like a decent stream or this week or at least for the first day. I don't know who the second one's against but he's the guy that got from miami. Colorado does not hit on the road at all. They close well way. Davis closes well but they don't hit it all ready to be scared. You're nobody nobody gonna tell me. That guy was a bad pick. No you wanted to know the second start. It is ad milwaukee well that doesn't sound great no but i like where you're going with the colorado game and in volume chasing which you do have to do a lot more these days i roll the dice davies so you take down over zach davies. Is this week i would yeah. That doesn't help me very much now. It probably does here's to pitch well of late. Wellbeing not the greatest word joe ross one and i think three consecutive but man his walks up it's to every game he's at pittsburgh. They barely scored a run this week this weekend. I mean pittsburgh has their offense has been ugly since the all-star break. I consider that an opportunity especially. If you consider that the pittsburgh ballpark here <hes> gives them a little bit of a bump tommy you handling the baseball blog today. I am not well. Tell whoever is the add a run to pittsburgh. Not scoring enough runs this weekend 'cause i. I wrote before kimbro gap dot homerun craig kimbrel looks terrible. Tristan looks terrible gave no. It's not one game months all right terrible. I we know but there was the injury in between these since he came back. It's been one game but to your point. Kimbrell has a little bit like that was like here starling. He didn't over the fence and he did. Did that was a lot of fun that little league stuff. I really enjoyed that kids enjoyed it it was that was great all right so you rip jazz davies. Joe ross joe rogers yvonne. I'm not this week yeah you know no. There's been gravely yeah and the forecaster loves him and i had to dig into this to figure it out because at minnesota matchup of is scary to me the other one is a home game against texas texas grading as a favourable matchup especially when you're the one hosting them i i think i'd go ross if it's the one day here but i'm going nova confidently as the to start option tuesday on e._s._p._n. You can catch the yankees at oakland could be a playoff preview. They're coming armand vermont and homer bailey. You do not want homer bailey. What else happens on tuesday gio gonzalez and michael walker on e._s._p._n. Plus e._s._p._n. Pluses just awesome mm. Check it out. That's milwaukee at the cardinals counter controls at cincinnati and need cal quantrill pitch well so bieber is pitching and and knowle's so knows at fenway and shane bieber's at the mets against stephen matt's because you won your vampire to ask you which take take beaver and that feeling bias there. I mean don't we like beaver over nolan now. Though in general obviously the schedule looks better. I cleveland yeah. I wanna talk myself into nola for the remainder of the year but i feel pretty good about where bieber is in cleveland. What their schedules looking like the fact they play in that division. I think there there is a path for bieber to continue being affected top ten fantasy starter in definitely at claimed him. He's a two star pitcher this week and a lot of that had to do with i it's another week. I have the win if i lose this week. I'm done sober. I won my lead to. I'll take clayton kershaw <hes> joyce although i could have freddy freeman but my office is pretty stacked. I had like three times as many r._b._i. Nomads at this guy you start thinking about the balance of the roster laughs. There's only how many weeks are left to for the plows humour all right wednesday chris patrick did not look good against the phillies on friday. He's against louis castille in cincinnati. Maybe packs tired and they could shut down whenever they want at this point <hes> and just do whatever it we've got up to one hundred and fifteen innings. I don't think they're going to be breezing past one fifty the projected the pace is one fifty one. They might yeah you're right. They might shut them down soon it is p._s._e. Has the vastly underrated mike fires against the probably overrated j. hap- late night on wednesday. It's been plus as jacob braga's pack and walker bueller. <hes> <hes> bueller top top ten starting pitcher burland pitching that day yu darvish. I'm sorry you you're great. You're not walking anybody. Have that anyone else eight hundred houser at saint louis houses pissed well. Give him credit. He looks good. You're not buying or you are he. He's on that list of streamers. The match of calls and this is a significant ballpark swing. I i could get on board with fair enough and anyone else here of note that we need to discuss g. league. Oh you already rostered. John gray areas jon snow at arizona. We'll we'll mention just because i mean we'll have another show at this point. Thursday is the max scherzer projected return date you activating debating minimum weekly yes in vampire and i said it's imperative. I win you activating nelson cruz. Yes based on the info i'm. I'm a little bit worried about how he how he's gonna hit initially but i will go ahead and take the chancellor activating mocatta. No though i do believe if chicago had a pretty decent hitting let me grab that <hes> chicago's minnesota yes it is. It is a pretty favorable hitting great. I can make the case for them. All all right. That's the first half of our show coming up now some music and hash browns and all right check out with <hes> hash browns are listed here and then. I'll just ignore some of them. Go to my phone and check out some more and surprise me with questions. I've never heard of them. Look before looking can't handle it by now. Oh the day before the s._a._t.'s always so much study do zach rights. Which three of these five do you like like most for the next three seasons a lot of players here but you should be looking at it just like me cranky saroka cottrell marseille whitmire afield and max kepler assume zach is an keeper league here and these guys are all pretty keeper aren't they and there's nobody where immediately really going by ray up. No nobody nobody like that and do you have a good instincts for up. That's number one. I don't i don't have a number one. I gotta gotta say it's cranky. I i understand he's thirty five now thirty six but he's in houston like you see. Can you see cranky like winning twenty next year. I could look for landers doing because of that offense behind him. Giving up forty home runs and win. How many games i guess i could. Let's see him do the lender is really made the case for cranky being a guy to invest in next year rankings in my top greg might be my top ten for fifteen and four with a two eighty one array and he's allowed thirty. One home runs so i i think cranky can not with the strikeout total but i'm i'm gonna probably my top ten stars next year anyway seasons though so look at it this way worried i mean age. It's thirty five so we're looking at thirty six to thirty thirty eight eight thirty six and thirty eight seasons. Only two of them are locked in houston. I i would have a tough time taking sirocco vague ranking. I really would in a keeper. I understand that rocha's twenty one but it's one season hasn't given up any home runs. That doesn't seem sustainable talk to me. I mean i think mike sirocco great and i haven't been my top twenty and to keep her in a dynasty league for starting pitchers and he might be my top twenty anyway for next year but he's not cranky not seen k- rate so sarokin currently at one hundred and forty four innings no chance of getting anywhere near two hundred which means the two hundred might be a question next year and that makes a big difference because i think we lock in grandkids for two hundred two hundred two hundred. I'm taking ranking first year and i'm taking an you're not a cattle morte fan. So why would you say like wouldn't he. Now whip mirror fueled his his age does scare me because the stolen bases while i'm gonna. I'm gonna take w- it out and i'm going to take i hate taking keeping pitchers as though right this is. The kepler is not gonna hit for average basis. This is not an easy question. I think in actually sarokin morte for me. That's that's probably what it would be and then you just have to good starting pitchers. Could you do that again. There's no to me. There isn't a clear number one in this list so the three. I am tempted to put kepler at the top of this list. I worked for me. I've got i've got them in a very narrow margin from one to five here and i feel like it might go kepler grinky. I don't know how cutler he's a guy who we can. We can't hit better than two fifty does not one for six six and stolen bases this year. His runs are all tied where he hits in the order. I like max cutler but in this era a thirty i mean even a forty home run guy. Who does nothing else us can't take him over guys. Still basis or martin plays middle infield so no. I might what are you. The two pictures of martin what i would like to ask about kepler is why are we why have we decided that he's locked into this level of batting average the batted ball distribution the quality of contact that he has the a._g. Has and the contact rate itself are very good numbers what if kepler a guy who could push himself up into the two seventies even just to take a conservative outlook doc. I suppose that is possible. I would not dismiss that i would say to you. The fact that he's hitting lefties world is season is a great sign ups against lefties rory's so there's something about what kepler has done this year that does capture my attention from keeper angle and i agree with you. I could make i argue. He belongs five here but i also have this feeling like my gut says he's one right. This is this is tough. This is one of those ones where it's like. You're gonna cut one guy. You're going to feel terrible that you mentioned murphy told old i look at murrayfield stats and i i agree with exactly where you're going the argument against merrill field but at the same feel like it's crazy to let them go so very deliver mark then all right so what's your three kepler grinky and mirror field. That's totally different to analysts look at same situation uh-huh but i think the the compelling cases can be made for each henry writes. How do you navigate streaky. Pitcher like trevor howard started every week and hope for the best or are there specific vic types of matchups to avoid for him. How do you solve a problem too for pow. Were his last do not look very good. I i always or was this two outings. You'll let me make sure i get. I don't wanna be wrong knows his last adding where he got pounded by washington good bad and like that inning like he not. I don't fell apart and i was going to hit somebody money now. I mean like that was like seven running or something. Wasn't it our eight and pitches to yeah. He's got the lower barometric today. The what would you say the lower bauer matchup lower versus power. I understand by the third time you say okay. Are you worried about ah yeah. <hes> still in your top twenty yeah i don't feel great about that but on the raw ability i think key warrants a spot there and they will treat him like an ace work load. Wow so that's important to me. At this stage power. I'm scared bauer bieber rest of the way a. and dignity bieber. Oh it's probably bieber for both man. We love him fast yeah. No i agree. I i mean. I knew it'd be good mayhem. I'm everywhere but i didn't know he'd be this good. You're saying this like this is a surprise to you and me. I remember sitting right next to you at shane. Bieber spring training kind of like this is the guy there's yeah but i mean we still didn't ranked as a top twenty starting pitcher if we knew he was going to be like this were to route twenty five to thirty like karl hendricks range right i didn't yeah i think he's got this. We didn't think the stuff had the natural swing admissibility that he's shown this year. That's a huge growth. I've got to put him in my top ten. He and grinker top ten starting pitchers next year. Our friends ziprecruiter up next hiring is challenging but there's one place you can go. 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The smartest way to hire next up is john has the value of elite pitcher spike the season due to so many hitters singling offering similar stat lines. I think yes a little bit but how many elite pitchers are there is burley is greedy. Now we would say ver- lander is kershaw probably has gotten back to being elite scherzer's elite <hes> degrom of course yep after that right yeah garrett cole i mean lead is a word. We can't just throw around is your elite is charlie morton elite right right there the the knocks on them our age slash injury concerns. Do we have a right to knock players at the stage. My thought what on this question is does it make ver- lander insurers or definite first round picks next year because if there's very few guys you can count on for months or numbers even with their age and injury concerns. I mean doesn't that make their value better in comparison in context with others yeah. I think that the the guys who deliver are you volume. The true aces certainly now are worth the premium but the problem i have with making that case rankings angle and we just did this on the show on thursday say that i think we feel too good about the top twelve to fifteen hitters which you genuinely take one of them one of these pitchers ahead of one of those. I don't know if i could could either. I don't know i think that there's there's a compelling case to be made but the guts telling us it's not right. I i don't know. I don't think i'm going to rank. A pitcher in my top. Ten is too many hitters like can't take verlinde over devers. I can't do it freddie. Freeman like i can't do that so i feel like next year. My strategy will be no top five starters to in the top fifteen like i'll end up getting like because nobody wants that or morton and nola because knows overall numbers might not look the way people think so. I'll get to top fifteen fifteen pictures to anchor my staff and those to be only pictures. I've taken like the first ten rounds yeah but i don't think i'll reach for the graham or early under you know i just won't it's almost as if we're gonna wanna find and this is not the skill slash age part we want to be in the the group that finds the twenty twenty shane bieber the guy who was i'm always in that group yeah right the s p thirty who's going to deliver u. S. p. five numbers. I think that the goal will be to get to those if you can and i i do that. Well and you do too like we find. These pitchers like i. I was in on lewis kathy you most i was in on bieber. I did well there air. I invested in lance. Lynn real early season when you thought i was nuts are absolutely correct. There and i did think you're nuts and i say a lot of money madison bumgarner and n._f._l. Labor and most people thought i was nuts and you know what he's almost been worth it. He's number twenty well. Actually he is almost top twenty starting pitcher this season on our player raider yeah yeah and he's number twenty. Three and people are complaining about him like he's doing exactly what we wanted. We didn't expect to be a top fifteen star number twenty three. Actually it's better than that because of the closers liam hendriks honest lists so he's twenty two now. He's moving as we speak. I mean guys. I was wrong about two. Let's not sugarcoat dat hat. I got random woman labor because i knew he was going to be a strike out guy and there's another brewers starter who i also got somewhere else and he hasn't been not peralta but the name escapes aged right now. I'll look at a researcher. There's a brewers. There were two hours corden burns core. I invested highly in woodruff and burns year across multiple leagues. Now burns got demoted to the the bullpen and then he couldn't pitch well woofers great lot of strikeouts. I would rather do that and try to pick out the next water rodriguez in the middle rounds and we should probably talk about who that guy is at some point with marta rodrigue now. We don't have enough time to do it on today's show me. That's a blog. Tom just like who who's the next guy that's always twenty twenty s beaver and on september. I like it. The nelson lynette is one of those guys came smith one of those guys although he's already doing it didn't nelson lament. Why don't we make up the nelson lament. I think i think he makes himself in two hundred strikeout guy next year so i think there are critics and they question the pitch which selection itself but lament has really limited now if you count this year and the one before surgery he is greatly exceeded expectations. Yes he looks good. He looked fantastic affiliate on saturday. I have no question marks about him anymore. I don't i'm not gonna twenty next year but when i ranked like like number thirty two don't laugh. That's a lot of strikeouts. I just want to see a make like another. Twelve to fifteen more starts the rest of this year with some really good numbers. I can't imagine any selfish selfish way. Why would want that but you know oh yeah. You got them to a league if he di had bad sim weekend i i mean not just do little giving up three homers to lefties. He's unusable not simply else well bauer. He ain't help bill. You've kluber. I've kluber uh aw rasco. I have casco too. I have entrance c._r._t. And now he's done yeah we should say with the cresco news being that he's going to be a reliever now right the the indian want him back in the league. It's pretty valuable. I can use them as a long man yeah. If i have enough starts swing man for me a couple of years ago why point is like if carlos else carrasco is destined may now you gotta drop them. You've waited months for carlos carrasco but if he's going to be in the bullpen. You can't keep them anymore. Lows and i just in my keeper. League had two teams these trade <hes> with carlos go being the primary returned to the non contender that actually a pretty smart acquisition right now. If you were out of the race you can probably get him. Eh low price and trade. If you're an identity format and of course karadzic was not young but we're gonna finish up in the bullpen and next year. I'm going to rank harass. Go like like my gut tells me eighteen starters and may like twenty six <hes>. I love them. Both you wanna get them early now before your trade deadline in an online past and e._s._p._n. Lease and your league in my not right. I mean you guys are going to want next year. Correct like in the dynasty when i'm dennis loves to keep whatever whatever ours is august thirty first and a lot of leagues like that to do eveline deadline. I tried to make a trade and one of the expert leagues. I'll tell you offline what i i can't get over it. I when guys like i say it on the street. Okay the music stop but we need more questions. Uh-huh yeah just i basically he wrote an email something. I was like no like he said. I have to rob you. You're in first place. I i can't oh wow yes. I'll even show it to you. Read has a question michael. Brantley is on pace for more than one hundred thirty five games for the sixth time in eight seasons needless to say make make the trade. The town is obvious where we rank in twenty twenty <hes>. Do we still view michael brownlee as brittle now. No i think think that coupling this year with last. I think that that's a good answer to the question. I think we we probably don't rank top ten outfielder. I don't think he's quite up to that level especially if you consider some of the individuals in it but i think top twenty i think that's fair. You know he's average enough power to matter right. I mean i i. I think that's all fair stuff yeah next question brian. Are we out of the woods with darvish being massive risk. This is like one of the craziest as you staffs of the season for me. You darvish has not walked nary a hitter in his past four outings and has how many strikeouts is that thirty six strikeouts and no walks in his last four starts and this has been a theme for a while now in fact over the last two months six rox seventy seven strikeouts else. I'd have to be nuts to not recommend yu darvish at this point top twenty star next year. Isn't he back. He's gotta be the way that he has pitching currently and has been for quite quite some time. Yes making the unquestioned top twenty by the way the other one too. He's shown a good amount of durability this year. That is another big plus for him. Working into next season it's night and day what his look in may versus august was night and day is not going deep into games most of the time right but that is monstrous walk rate has gone. We don't care about out how many home runs it gives up anymore. Two thousand six hundred twenty five stars who cares twenty-five starts is the key to me. Even though i mean how many people would have had an over under that was beneath that i definitely had the under. I was not on board that he's fantastic. He could get to thirty with a really any trouble aaron. What are your expectations for otani next season if they just let him hit. Don't you have to rank them as like a top twenty hit or maybe that's yes yes. Why can't you do that tristan because we know he can still based. Why wouldn't oh tiny we six hundred plate appearances end up with thirty thirty five home runs and twenty steals now that seems aggressive but he has only three hundred forty nine p._a. Right now is sixteen home runs and ten steals. You give them a full season. That's like a thirty five home or twenty steel guy who batting two ninety nine he's at about three hundred bats so if we gave him four twenty five five or so that would be twenty twenty two twenty three range probably steal maybe thirty-five aggressive no but i'm trying to determine where he will be in the player raider if we were to a project to a full season bradley. He's stealing bases now. He's not scoring any runs his. I'm just saying well bradley three thirty five that makes a little difference otani hitting ninety nine. He would be in the top hundred on the player raider. I believe with that. I don't know if he'd be in the top fifty fifty though he might pitch next year they probably will use. What do you think happens with that next season. I feel like almost hoping they don't let them pitch anymore and they just let him hit every day behind trout and you bet them clean up or third. I really think he could be a thirty five homer hundred r._b._i. Twenty steel guy who that's three hundred injured and then use them on occasion in relief like to get a key out to close out a game. Just don't let me start. I don't want that to be ruined. That's how how i would use them. I don't think the angels will probably make him a two-way guy. Yeah i think they will too. I like your design for the best use of him. I do think that you could squeeze the most value doing this but i think the angels will go in the direction of making a starter and i'll tell you i have this feeling. He's going to throw at least one hundred innings. They're going to be excellent innings and he's going to be awesome on both sides. I i'm starting to feel like he's a top twenty five player for next year i i won't draft him that way. Uh my guts telling me. I think he's i think at the end of the year. Next year is the top twenty five to a player. I do agree. Well pitching scares me. I mean it was upside. The the problem is the way they're going to use them going to bake in some risk. That's gonna make a lot of people uncomfortable at whereas a._d._p. Is upside. The upside is monstrous. We're done for today. Thank you so much for listening to our little show. We'll continue throughout the rest of the baseball regular season check out our partners colleagues friends and with the fantasy focus football because they're they are daily. Show and fantasy football is big. Now we have a draft kid. We have mock drafts. You can draft and practice. It is and the season starts in two weeks two and a half weeks right. Is that what it is would be a two weeks from thursday to thursday days so get many teams and a have many fund. Thank you as well yeah. Many combo meal show just dating. It's no longer little it's like moderately sized all right for two weekend time and trista trista lots of tease. I am to eric have an awesome week darkness.

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Derrick Goold- February 19, 2020

Scoops with Danny Mac

14:13 min | 1 year ago

Derrick Goold- February 19, 2020

"Hit a home run and get pre-approved for your next refinance or home purchase at the home loan expert Dot Com. Enjoy the PODCAST. This is scoops with Danny Mac dot com. And we come to you from Jupiter Florida from the Lou Fuse Automotive Studios and a lot of news to get to loof used. By the way fourteen brands ten locations. See more fuse dot com Derek. I guess the biggest question going into this morning and subsequent workouts will be the future miles. Michael is the immediate future miles. Michael What do we know about miles? Miles received another PRP Jackson. You're not kind of backed out exactly what was going to happen in yesterday's podcast. Just sort of the options. And cornel sorted the room there are a few different treatment options that they could go to. They went back to the PRP. However it's while it has the same name it does not have the same. Let's say ingredients There are variations of PRP injections that someone can get and also this would be any different locations so You know that that's something to keep in mind here is that it's a repeat treatment But there's a little bit of a shift to promote healing that they think it'd be more targeted and more successful And yes this is about protecting the arm this is about getting the tendon to heal so that it does not put further strain on the ligament because at the limit breaks than its Tommy John. Tears or ruptures. Then Tommy John so all of this stuff is connected but the treatment today In the in the lack of work that he'll have for the next three or four weeks the rest he's been prescribed for about a month and the delay that that will put. This season is about getting him healthy but also about protecting him from a more significant injury in a more serious APP. Absence Understand. Some fans would say all right. Is this a precursor? Then to Tommy. John what would you say to that? They're trying to avoid that. So you know it's an anatomy lesson and I know that it's boring for people and you know but a couple of things here one you know. The tendon is not the ligament Tommy. John Ligament Tommy John. Reconstructive surgery is necessary to repair a torn or ruptured ligament. Because Ligament won't heal itself. The tendon will heal the the. You know. The whole thing here is to kind of promote healing of where the injury is where the chair is. Because what happens is the arm will find the weakness and we'll put strain on other parts of the arm to protect the weakness. So that's why like people who follow the the kind of ebbs and flows of an injury will go well. Hey this issue bone spurs and the elbow or numbness in the fingers or a strain in. The shoulder. Could be a harbinger of Tommy. John Surgery all true. Because they're soreness there it finds the weakness and then it begins to distrust other parts of the arm and eventually the ligament goes right. Okay so that that is kind of a domino rally of the arm. They call it the kinetic chain. But what's happening here is. They're trying to be proactive and preventative. So that it never gets to that point if you can hear the heal the tendon and get the flexor tendon to a point where it can you know pitch normal and pitch out your without swollen without comfort without pain. Then you're no you're not also putting additional strain on the ligament also and I think this is a huge thing to mention and I know people think that like Tommy John Now. Is You know like getting an oil change. It's not pitchers and teams will do everything they can. I to avoid Tommy John and that's not because of the length of absence of Tommy John. That's because while Tommy. John is a fantastic earn has frong return rates. It's still at eighty plus percent so four out of five that somebody returns to elite Status Scherf. And if you'll permit me here I think the example that maybe we can cling to is Chris Carpenter Chris Connor. Many many years ago had surgery that would allow him to come back with a higher degree of percentage or a higher percentage. I guess then Tommy John. Although Tommy John was a possibility if it didn't work and so he did all he could to avoid. Tommy John Surgery because again. It's not a guarantee you know it's it's still four out of five. Didn't return to elite level and elite levels. Car is what is what is what is required in the majors. Excuse me as I try to stumble through that. So keep that in mind. Right pitchers do everything they can to avoid. Tommy John Because it's not the guarantee and so that's why you'll sometimes a surgery here and then that one doesn't work or a treatment here a program here that might delay Tommy. John for four months might delay for five months but the attempt is to avoid surgery in case the attempt here is to. You'll what they know the problem. Which is the flexor tendon? Again at the ligament give it time to. He'll give him a rest and then see what they could do. An alternative option that they had was sacred. A cortisone shot right. A cortisone shot right into that. Area Tame the inflammation tame the swelling and then having outback pitching a lot. Sooner than a month out they'd have them ready for opening day. Maybe the risk there is that then. The tendon isn't strong enough to handle the stress of pitching and ligament goes. Would you anticipate that miles? Michalis pitches in twenty thousand for the cardinals. I know that's a broad base question. I know it's playing doctor a little bit. But what do you think if he has a strong and plant and expected response to this? Prp injection done the flexor. Tendon will heal and heal pitch more than half the season. 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Then with Mike Lynch now you know exactly the time that the cardinals anticipate him to miss so who falls in line then maybe in that starting five and then the trickle down effect of what that means for the bullpen. It's a great question because Kim lines up the guy who moves immediately into rotation right a chance for a lefty elect this number for the morning paper since High May Garcia. You remember him his last start for the cardinals which was in two thousand. Sixteen cardinals have had only fourteen starts from lefties meg three different. People Austin Gama has the majority of them Marco Gonzalez has one of them and genesis. Cabrera has the two last season so not a whole lot of lefty starters for them and Kim represents the addition to the rotation that offers a different look appealing look and he was signed for that depth so he and Carlos Martinez have been you know. The plan was to have them duke it out for the fifth spot in the rotation so if artigas healthy and productive and can handle the regiment starter. Then he's in it and Kim would be a reliever Mike losses. Absence now puts the focus on Kim For a couple of reasons one if Michael turns out to be a short term you know absence which would be missing the first month of the season the first five weeks of the season than you want somebody to make those starts to do those starts but then also be an acid in the open if that's eventually where they scale back Kim Phuc that mold so does Ryan Housley who becomes part of the competition. So does Jonky aunt who wants a chance starting so often. Gombar who I mentioned. And Sodas Pot's daily owned Daniel Pasta Leone right hander. Who in a of ways has positioned itself as the number six starter? Meaning THE ACE of the Memphis Staff If he's not needed in the bullpen or doesn't want a spot in the major league thing or isn't traded. The one interesting curveball. Here Dan that I bet you're going with Alex raise. Is Alex Rodriguez? Yes Sir and one of the reasons why Alex Razz Warwickshire. Because it's a short term assignment. They are very aware of his innings. And they do not want to stack on a starter workload for him. They don't think that you know thirty starts after missing. Three years is ideal. The only twenty starts after missing. Three years is ideal but if it's a short term thing and he pitches well this spring and built up his His arm strength. The idea have him in the rotation. And you know for a month for month and a half and then shifting to the bullpen and manages his innings that way and that becomes possible and that is now in discussion van joined the party all season long hotshot sports bar and Grill and one of their eleven area locations rate food and drink specials available during every blues game. It is your home for Blues Hockey. Remember the blue scored five any game. This season you get hotshots legendary tacos for one dollar each. The next day find a hotshots near hotshots net dot com proud partner of the Saint Louis Blues Finally Who is caught your eye in these inner squad workouts if you will guys facing each other as anybody caught your eye. Liberator is interesting Kim it's against hitters for the first time face Goldschmidt Molina in carpenter Good split you know. I mean actually shouldn't be a surprise. He's changing is a split Who Do we last see? That had a pretty good change up. That was also a split You Know Oh oh did pretty well with that same pitch. This is coming from the left. Side as a crossfire fastball so moves in on writings a little cutter action to it. A slider that. We didn't see much curb that he said he didn't throw a whole lot and career looked. Okay show pitch could be something more as he works into it so good stuff from them. Carlos Martinez was solid I think Zack Thompson has impressed a lot of people absolutely. Yes you know. He Lefty drafted last year. First round nineteenth overall should sound familiar because nineteenth is where they got. Walken nineteenth is where they got the aforementioned Marco Gonzales nineteenth is where they got Zack Thompson out of Kentucky. Lots of people really are intrigued. By how polished how sharp how ready to move in ready to move fast. That he is I think some other guys. Oviedo you and I mentioned has impressed You know Helmsley has done well. We'll talk a lot about him. I'm sure Sporting a curveball Obihiro power curve also worked on a change borrowing the grip from Jacob. Degrom you know because he thinks you know look. Both power pitchers both have some smaller stuff. Might as well try it and so far so good You know I think at Mondo. Sosa. -sition player side is has Has made a very good impression He's leaner stronger. Good offensive year in winter ball and is one of the best defensive players in camp who can play shortstop that plays well Brad Miller is done well I think you know as far as the young guys go. You know. It's backed but I would add mendoza to that list. I think I think Mendoza's Presence and approach and just you know. His for lack of a better word is consistency. Has caught is You know power is something that he doesn't have the will it develop. Is it going to be enough Corner Infield spot? There's a lot of like about kernels like just about how goes through it bats and that just I guess. I don't know for lack that students. The definition of prolonging bats taking good pitcher for the strike. So what I'm trying to is his attention to detail that they liked his at bats carries over to what about how he doesn't dairy. Thank you catch up tomorrow and I'm sure you'll have another bout of news. That comes our way. Thanks so much always a pleasure. Thank you very much free. 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EP97  Velo or Command for Young Players? Journaling & Yoga for Baseball Players

Dear Baseball Gods,

21:29 min | 9 months ago

EP97 Velo or Command for Young Players? Journaling & Yoga for Baseball Players

"You're listening to the deere baseball God's podcasts. I'm Dan Blewett, and on this show you'll learn advanced concepts in baseball explained simply I'm here to guide you on your baseball journey and help you paddle through what's now and Oceana Misinformation Guru Ism an overly technical diamond babble. Hey welcome back to deere baseball Gods I'm Dan Blewett, and on today's episode I'm GonNa Cover three topics and to be perfectly honest I'm GonNa do away with the ninety second mindset, which was never really a thing. I'm GONNA continue sort of answering questions on the third segment. But today we're basically just GONNA hit three topics. Some we'll hit two I just want to help cover short, quality, informative, and topical ideas. So number one they were going to what is it better to have V low or command at a young age? This is from a question I got on the web recently apparent. Asked me said, Hey, my son doesn't throw real hard. but you know parents Kinda remarked that it's good that he can throw strikes that that's probably a better thing to have now. So you know we'll talk about through whether or not. That is actually the case. Number two, we'll talk about journaling and the idea I've seen this kind of I kind of roll my eyes out I, see it on the web. Coaches like, Hey, you know players if you're not keeping a journal then Blah Blah Blah, blah? Blah. So we'll talk about the idea whether young athletes should be using a journal to track their progress, track their workouts all that stuff. It's unrealistic. Lastly, we'll talk about Yoga for baseball This is something I talked about my softball podcast Yoga can be. But we'll talk about whether it's actually good for baseball players are not. So let's get started I here tonight, velocity or command. So if your son is a young pitcher and he's you know twelve thirteen fourteen and he can throw strikes consistently doesn't have that much philosophy. Is He better off? So I mean look this has been a tired debate for a long time, the velocity versus commanding, which is better obviously any sensible person knows that you need both pitched. I level. And if you're deficient in one of the other just means you have to work a little bit harder. So if you have less philosophy, you can't pitch down the middle nearly as much. You don't get away with as many mistakes. We all sort of you know intuitively know that doesn't take a lot to to get that to figure that out but. One of the things that we have this and if you listen to my other podcasts with Bobby Stevens call the morning brushback, we've had a bunch of really good pitching coaches recently talking about command and where it comes from an all of us are relatively united in the idea that command something you kind of can't teach. You can pull players in a position to you know have activities to develop in the future but. In reality it's like a mind body connection that's built over a long period of time. So players have better mind body connection than others. And his body awareness this sort of like I know my body is in space. It explains a lot about you know. Performance in golf performance in baseball like why can one kid? Who Know? Why can one kid just always seem to find the barrel the bat despite not having his of a swing as some other kid who has a really nice swing but maybe strikes out a lot more. Those are all sort of like hand eye coordination, body awareness and body control, and like mind body connection sort of things. So I guess if we're saying, Hey, my son doesn't have a lot of loss you but he he can kinda pound the strike zone can kinda threw the ball where he wants it. That's obviously better than nothing right but. I'm I'm not here to like pat anyone the back and say, Oh yeah, that's great that he's got that I mean the reality is if you don't throw very hard for your level like especially if you're well below average. You're well below average. I mean there's not much really beyond at than that. Now, you can get people out in the results speak for themselves. So if you're really being successful at the thirteen, you level or the fifteen level or the the high school varsity level despite having below average velocity. Then great like you get hitters out that speaks for itself. So be it. But. That's not really the way most players think obviously if you WanNa play in college or if you WanNa play varsity first. Before playing college if you're not there yet, then obviously you need both and if you're way behind lagging with philosophy and there's not really like a big silver lining that can throw strikes. I mean. It's better than having no velocity and having no command like obviously that. But I think a lot of times parents look for solace when in reality the maybe their kids just aren't that. Good. So it's it's one of these things where if that's the case? Yes, it's good that you can throw strikes if you don't have a of velocity yet it's good that you have good mechanics that you're working on things you can control. That's important however we need to kind of take things for what they're worth. So if you're well below the pack and you know there's a bell curve, but if you're well below the pack as far as average velocity, so say you're. Everyone in your peer group throws around seventy. That's about average some kids the seventy five and you're throwing sixty two. There's not much of a silver lining. If you can throw strikes there, that's just the unfortunate reality. You really can't go way below the bell curve now obviously, there's a huge bell curve of Developmental Ages too. So if you're playing on a some sort of massive team for your age fourteen year old team that's just enormous and your average fourteen year old, you're not really behind the bell curve you just behind for that pack of wild animals that you're playing with. So it's important to take into context the the level you're playing that as well but. I mean. I think a that's I'm time here that obviously there's more and more parents than ever who are forming teams to give their kids more opportunities to play. You know there's kids that would make. An average travel team for the level, but they're still playing travel ball anyway because they found another team that another parent started for sort of like their beer sea level players. And okay. Well, if that gives them a chance to play baseball fine but ultimately, they need to do things that are gonNA, catch them up, and that's you know work on their mechanics and getting the weight room and do strength training and and play more baseball. I'm practice more baseball play in the backyard as I play more baseball. So at the end of the day, like at some point, we do need to make educated decisions about what we're good at and. Our idea of future. So look if you're significantly lagging behind the rest of the pack baseball just might not be but might not be for you and now they're certainly big comeback stories here and there. But most of the time, there's not that big of Comeback Stories in sports where someone who's just significantly despite putting in similar effort effort significantly behind the pack where they catch up and become this magical player. I, mean that's just Like a purely developmental age thing where you're just tiny tiny tiny compared to your peers than you grow. if it's not that then it's just hard to say that okay there's much of a silver lining to the so. Obviously, everyone wants to have both always have velocity and command at any age if you lack one. I'd say it's probably better young age to have philosophy unless command be perfectly honest because. You know that means you're at least ahead of the game. And we can maybe develop command later. But at the same time, it's also very difficult to develop command. So there's really not one great one to have if you don't have both. Next. I've seen some coaches on the web saying, Hey, you know you should keep a journal and player like I've seen the one tax was part of sales message to be honest with you was if you're not journaling than, you're not series about baseball and it's like please. So there's a lot of things that. So the one thing I wish every player would do today is just play more backyard baseball play more with your friends. Drag your mom and Dad your brother sister whoever will with you hit fun goes to you or just gone just do baseball skills stuff with you. That's what we should be doing with more of our time as young players. So we know that kids don't play backyard baseball as much they used to. We've Kinda beat that to death especially my other podcast recently. So with that there's lots of stuff that we should be doing and I think were inventing lots of new things that we think players should be doing to almost up sort of make up for stuff like that. So. Being Realistic journaling and like tracking your workouts and having a log. That's a is great. I. Just think a certain amount of people like a certain percentage of people. are interested in that they WANNA track they want sort of their own data I. Know My dad tracks running workouts for years and years and years and I mean, my dad's an engineer. He's very fascinating with how things work and how things change over time so that I think that fits his personality to degree. But how many people can you think of who've tracked something like that over a long career of anything Probably? Not that many. So I just think with all the fads I try to act as like the Gape, the gatekeeper in the sense of reason. And I think there's more and more things for kids to feel that they're falling short of to feel guilty that they're not doing and I still I'm still on those people who and I think we all are we have this list of stuff that we think we should be doing and we fall short of it and we feel guilty and we feel like we're not productive is other people. In, reality we need to be pushing all the stupid stuff off to the side and making priorities for the stuff that are really important. So if you really want to be a great baseball player, the things that are really important are getting your work in. So going to the batting cage, consistently hitting off the tee having someone pitched to you taking tons of ground balls or fly walls getting you're throwing in his a pitcher working on your mechanics, doing drills and playing impromptu baseball whenever you can so go out and play you know bounce off the wall play backyard baseball with someone invites buddies, and go you know have batting practice whatever it is. Those are the major parties and then there's conditioning beyond that. So doing your arm care. being A. A regular gym rat so not missing workouts getting in your you know two three, four workouts a week depending on your age. Those are the core things that need to be done, and if you're doing that, then you can feel good about yourself feel good about the effort that you're putting in and carry on with your life. It just annoys me when people are trying to pile more stuff on kids as plates when they already had the pressures of social media already have tons of schoolwork They have a complex world compared to back in the day back in the day you could just go outside and play. You could go player game you go over four and go home and not get snapped chats about it not get ridiculed instagram or from your buddies in their in their group chat There's just like a lot more pressures and people must suffer these ignominious defeats today where everything you do is like on the Web, right? Everyone knows when you go over four, we can check. Game Changer. you can compare that yourself on instagram to someone else like there's always someone who throws way faster than you hits way horror the new runs way faster than you right so I don't think kids need more things to feel guilty about that. They're not doing and I don't think the also need more people to say you're not putting enough work and so with this thing with journaling I think it's just one more thing for. Someone to try to sell you something I do think it's a valuable thing. Don't get me wrong I think tracking your workouts I think it's pretty neat to look back and like a time capsule of what used to do. I wish I had journal of all my exploits through. It'd be fascinating to look back on and of course I did that with my Tommy John Surgery Chronicles on Youtube I took a weekly video of it. and it's really interesting to go back and look at that stuff however, I didn't I didn't do Journal and I know my dad's adjust to me at some point. I just didn't do it because I was a normal kid doesn't want to do weird stuff like that I mean, it's not weird to have a journal and to track your exploits over a long baseball but it's a little weird. It's not. It's not weird. The sense that it's strange but it's just not what typical. Kid wants to do. So when you're one of those parents WHO's like I've heard this this sounds like a good idea I'm gonNA. Ask My son to do it I. Don't think there's anything wrong with suggesting it or buying them a journal and saying Hey I. Bought this for you. If you want to track your workouts, it could be helpful to you. Maybe it's a habit they pick up they like great but it just ear tate's me that I feel like some people are using this to pressure kids to start doing more good habits like we don't need again pressure to have good habits, and this is one of those things that are not going to do. If they. Do it I think it's a healthy good exercise. That's totally fine. But it's not in a central thing to be a good baseball. You certainly can be a serious hard working player without having a workout journal. Let me tell you that. All right. And lastly, let's talk about Yoga for baseball. So Yoga for softball I talked about this my other podcasts and for Yoga for young players. So I'd say probably fourteen and under I don't think it's the right training method. I don't think it makes a Lotta sense for their bodies. Women are naturally more flexible. Young boys are naturally much more flexible however when kids hit high school and they start to become. A man that go through puberty their joints tighten up quite a bit and this is where Yoga starts to really pay some dividends. So I do believe in Yoga for high school older boys who have hit like that's related maturity point where they're starting to to get thicker, they're starting to get more muscular, and with that, their joints tend to get much less flexible than young boys or and their female counterparts. So with that, I'll share my experience I did Bickram Yoga in college pretty religiously for a number of years and I did this because I want to be really good at baseball and I knew after suffering a partial elbow ucla hair you know the doctors at Hey you got some hip flexibility issues i. think if you really did all these stretches that I I give you here and if you really worked on your flexibility, it could make a big difference for you Nali reducing some stress on your arm which he had some research. And this was you know ten fifteen years ago that you know there were hip tightness deficiencies that adds stress to the which I do believe those are true. I think the research is still kind of murky as if they're really correlated with injury or not. But either way your hips transfer power. So if you have these really tight gummed up, hips, it stands. To reason that you're not going to be the transfer the way that you're pushing down the mountain through those hips very well, they're not going pivots. It'd be like having rusty seized up kind of wheels on a car versus like well greased with new bearings on them. So take that for what it's worth as an anecdote but I think having flexible hips and obviously we can see many many pitchers. In baseball have a lot of flexibility and and they can get their bodies into some weird positions that help them create power and all that stuff. So. Especially for kids who maybe are naturally more muscular and hit puberty. Reached manhood a little bit earlier than their peers. They're going to have those tighter hips. They're going to have those tighter quads and that can gum them up and prevent them from transferring power and produces much powers. They could whether on the mound or as a hitter. So I think yoga for the right people is a very beneficial thing. Obviously, for high school athletes, they don't want to sit and just do stupid boring stretches like I did that I did all those stupid. Boring stretches and they were, you know what you expect their stupid boring stretches. But Yoga, it puts you in a class like you have to go see you're there to all right. I'm GonNa make the best of it and you go through all the poses. It's a lot easier to to get through mentally it's a lot less tedious and boring I wouldn't say Yo goes the most exciting thing in the world, but it's better than just sitting on the gym floor doing stretches. So you're inclined to get a lot better at it, and actually you know you're doing yoga for forty, my forty, five minute class or an hour long class. and. I think there's a lot of benefits there were if you're trying to say, okay, I'm GonNa make long term changes to my flexibility. I think getting jump start with Yoga's a really positive way to do that much more. So than just like getting a sheet of workouts. Or of stretching workout you're is going to do on your own time because chances are you're going to get bored with them not doom as much, and then not have the effects of formula along term standpoint Yoga's probably going to have better by now it does cost something unless you can find like a local place that's doing for Yoga or whatever or get old Jane Jane Fonda, workout Taber. Whatever I'm sure there's low cost ways to do this with apps and stuff like that. But I still think going to yoga studios a a good way to get out of house and do all that. Additionally, the the mental benefits are also good. That's why a lot of people do yoga. They feel refreshed, right? They have this time to mentally unwind they're not with their phone. It's a very calm serene environment. The other people yoga people are always kind of You know they're very relaxed and there's like a sorta spirituality thing mixed into yoga. So all. I think can only also serve to help young athletes who are very sped up in their regular life like their tons and tons of screen time they're always in front of the camera they're always in front of their peers all this other stuff. It's a good way to unwind and find a new environment and and get the little bit of mental clarity. and. Obviously. Most Yoga classes and with a little bit of. A. Little bit of meditation and stuff like that. So those are all good forays into to meditation as well. So four high school athletes for college athletes for pro athletes and I don't think you have to really convince pro athletes to do yoga I think they either have already chosen to do it or they've already decided that it's not for them that they they know that song that's what we've been on their plates essentially. But I think it's a really positive thing especially during corona virus where maybe kids are looking for a little more to do to get out of the house and feel like your son's not while those Gumbi Natural Lick lanky pretty loose flexible kids then take them to yoga and you know who I'm speaking you right now if it's a mom or dad or grandparents. were an athlete themselves with them. You know I was one of the only dudes and a Lotta Yoga classes and. It was still good for me and I was still a really positive experience and be could father son bonding or mother son bonding. And I think that's a positive mental and physical space for a lot of young athletes to get into. A. Well that's it for today's episode of Deere Baseball God's. Enjoy the show and would like to support me while improving your baseball Iq by one of my books were enroll today an online pitching course sign up for any Mike Horses to the links in the show notes and save twenty percent with code. Baseball. 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Rebuilding the Human Body

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54:43 min | 10 months ago

Rebuilding the Human Body

"Lee began today as meditation with the few sipping exercises to remind us a little treat can go a long way. So pick up your McAfee iced coffees, close your eyes and deep seven. And deep satisfaction out. Take a treat retreat at McDonald's right. Now, get McAfee iced coffee and any size and any flavor for just ninety nine cents until eleven am price of participation may vary hey, fans just ahead. This episode of Sports Edition Features Frank detailed conversation about physical injury surgery and other similar topics with as you to use your discretion while listening. Welcome to. Star. Talk. Your place in the universe where science and pop culture collide. Dr. Talk Begin. Right now. This is star Talk Sports Edition this time we're talking about rebuilding athletes. We can rebuild, them can make them. Make them wrongdoing. That's of course, Chuck Nice Chuck. There you go. Hey, what's up neil all right. Look at this. I just want to know if they can actually give them the sound effects that goes. It either sound effects otherwise. halsell whole. You're talking about a show from forty years ago this million dollar man hey. Part of my wonderful childhood. Gary, reilly dairy. You're the only thing that gives us street cred in this or sedition just want to make it clear to you about. Well I'm my ego is suitably happy. Thank you good to be here against former soccer pro and. Sports commentator actually before joining us here on the other side of the pond and today we're talking about sort of rebuilding athletes. Can we rebuild them and we've got somebody WHO's WHO's Intricately, tuned into just that need a doctor Kevin Stone Kevin Welcome to start you. Thank you. Excellent. So you're based in San, Francisco private practice and you I have on your mini resume here you've worked with the US ski team and at the US Olympic Training Center and with various dance and ballet companies. So these are these are sports that that really take toll on joints and limbs, and so but but you specialize knees is that correct? Indeed. We seem primarily knees, but also shoulders ankles. Oh. Now what about toes? To head into Cho's. Seeing during surgery. Only for patients who sing to me. That's how he how he remembers had the bodies connected. Right? We need to the momentum onyx themselves. Let me tell you something if you're orthopedic surgeon is singing head shoulders, knees and toes to remind them of where the parts are you need to come out of that anesthetic. Haze. Come out of there. and. Get off that table. were. So you're I think in your field, your orthopedic surgeon, but you're also a scientist and inventor and you hold forty one patents. WHOA. For for like including medical devices among other things now. Patents like babies do you have a favorite or are you not allowed to have a favorite? Oh you definitely have favorites the ones that pay you money records money. It. Is just like father. So. So tell me something what's what's the difference between what you do and what someone who might specialize in pain management do because in all those sports they experienced pain and is the pain telling you gotta you gotta replace their bones or fix their bones or is this Where do you land in that landscape of surgeons and other doctors who help athletes? Sure. So the pay management folks are wonderful in that. They help treat the pain. My job in life is to the problem that caused the pain. So. Okay. So the book begins and ends with you. Okay. And sometimes, that means going in and messing with the bones I guess he has is more soft tissue these days because her athletes more commonly tear their meniscus in their ACL's in their articulate cartilage and they break their boats. So now, I once heard a long long long time ago that a when I did try to play some sports it was chess I'd say The cramping the cramping. Franker three finger cramps terribly. so that a spring, a soft tissue injury is so much worse. A bad sprain is so much worse than a break is that true? Breaks he'll back to normal bone heals back to normal bone sprains or tears of tissue often, he'll back with scar A big part of our job is to figure out how to tweak that system and get it to heal back normally preferably fast. So Gary, this deficit on the bench for. To. Speak to the coach. But but I've heard your profession, I don't know if you take it as a as A. As a as a compliment as a loving compliment or as an insult that orthopedic surgeons were. Like carpenters of surgeons is that a fair characterization? Not Anymore I mean I've spent my life as a scientist and as a surgeon and pretty much because those of us who believe that you should never put something in or. Or do something to a patient that you either don't know the outcome or aren't trying to study the outcome. So what that means is we're always trying to make things better. How can I tweak the system? Hell? Can I make you heal faster? How can I apply something new to your healing process? How can push the envelope forward because essentially most of what we know today is probably not true meaning will know more tomorrow will evolve our thinking. And so the scientists mind always asking what's next how to make it better. So you're saying you have the right brain wiring for what you're doing and for them to preserve your value going forward. Always on the cutting edge I. Yes. I mean let's let's jump forward here because I mean the hammer and Chisel stuff that we are horrified by looking records. We've seen in two bags worth repeating rice where I'm asking if you are or wes what interests me now right dot Jesus was the carpeting you're. Good How how do I feel is words on a Susan as intended. So, you have a wonderful term which I must have gravitated towards a major biologics. It's that point where what you've just discussed about. We would take things out and hope that what we did was enough to enable an athlete or a patient to continue onwards. But now you've fallen into this area of biologics. Can you explain just how wire and everything it kind of encapsulates and can you start with what the Hell is biologically? Yes, please. So biologics. High School you dissected the worm whereby Onyx you went rebuilt the engine. So biologic scenes, everything from a living organism, weather animals, plants, or microorganisms, and in my world, what I most commonly get the phone call for is hey, doc of injured my knee. Kit You just put a shock absorber back in it so I can go back out and play I keep playing I don't want to have a joint replacement. So a big part of my life is creating bio knees or biologic joint replacement where we re grow the cartilage, replace viscous, rebuild the ACL and today we're in what I call the Anabolic era of orthopedics getting we want to ask growth factors to all those tissues and stem cells and other such things and so in the past you injured your name, you went to the dock he took the tissues out set you back out on the field or maybe jam. Some cortisone. Shuts Down Healing Right, and today you injury me my job is either to repair it regenerate or replace the tissues that you've injured and that AD growth factors and sells to accelerate your healing process. That's what biologic since I was going say are you able to specifically targeted area and I'm speaking particularly to regeneration? So would you be able to target an area to re-grow grow like using stem cells or is it just something that is a support in terms of strengthening? It's both. So you are much more like a salamander you realize meaning you have. Well, thank you. Thank you, Donald. Would let him finish. Let him finish that thought. You have a a know where he's going with it but don you have all the regenerative capability inside your genes inside your body? You just don't usually have the templates or the scaffolds to re grow tissues through. My job is to either rebuild that scaffold or give you a new collagen scaffold or new tissue, and then tweet the systems that you do what your body knows how to do allow what's been the game changer doctor because people must have had that thought give me something that's a shock absorbing. Wouldn't it be great if dot dot Dr. so what's been the game change to take you from the thought to the action? So. I would identify there have been many of course, but I'll identified two big game changers. One is tissue donation. So now when a young person falls off their motorcycle which we call donor cycles or Right. They'll donate their parts to us. So we get the meniscus in the ACL's in tissues that we want to rebuild with or a mom comes to her a healthy c-section. That amniotic fluid in birth tissues are loaded with growth factors and stem cells. All the things that we want to use nothing's growing faster than the fetus and through instill that bathing fluid has all the Potent Fountain of Youth that we've always wanted to have, and we want to apply that to a old guy like, Jerry, you can get back out to play the sports he wants to play I used to like you so. So. Those to those things that number one, donation number two we've learned that we can work with growth factors in the body's own what we now call not stem cells, but stem cell derived self repair cells terrible term now don't have a short term for it yet, but we will, and that's because we don't necessarily inject stem cells anymore as you've heard about so many athletes we now do as we inject growth factors to recruit the bodies, billions of cells to the site of injury, accelerate the healing. Wow. That's cool. It's almost like a really super advanced skin graph. Analogy it is. Yeah. The time line when you say accelerate because it could take five years. No one's on. Wow that's really quick. But I'm guessing it's not going to take anything like this time. We're using these today of course. So Gary in your day, a footballer will injuries ACL He's out for a year right? Why does it take a year to come back? So there's two reasons never won a guarantee contract with one. Never one, it takes time for the tissue to mature, and so we can goose that tissue these days and help it mature faster and number two. One of the really big problems when I hit you with an axe otherwise known as surgery is that you have this huge cortisol release stress hormone. Then eight hours of surgery your muscles start to atrophy. So ask any athlete who's gone through a knee surgery or shoulder surgery it's not so much. The surgery that is painful and it is a bit. It's really heinous going to rehab for year trying to build back that muscle that you lost. So we're doing a study right now with a natural substance that can block those receptors that the cortisol by to the muscle and maybe prevent that muscle atrophy. So two ways in which we can accelerate the athlete getting back to sports a growth factors in preventing some damage that happens at first time. And I'd say stop can I just suggest this? Okay. Maybe instead of operating would ask you use a scalpel. Out there. Truck for helping a good doctor out. He never thought of that. Don't take you know I'm going to use the very basic medical. Because that's all I will understand more or less but the knee is bony hinge in a sack of fluid. More or less. And it's the fluid that. Is Able and you came up with the most wonderful term. Lou Brisa. Yes ooh I like it isn't it chuck? Word I can feel, yeah I, still have to think about it but orange. Is. The same, all the joints is. What does that? So nobile fluid is that in all joints? Yes, it is. So do we lose some of that? And as such, we have the grinding and bone on bone and then can I get a do it yourself kit for? The I. Forty. I'm just about their with the wd forty. So I happened to take care of lots of skiers and I have a huge number of skiers with arthritic knees who come in in October November for their annual Lube job before ski season. And so yes, we can augment the lubrication that's inside the joints. We can add an injection of that actual lubricant of higher on a gasset but even better than that today, we can add to the lubricant, some growth factors that stimulate your body to produce more lubricate so that the effect will last longer than just the length of time of the job. How many athletes elite athletes come to you doctor and say, I, ain't got nothing wrong with me but I could do with an upgrade because I know in the next few years I'm going to get hit hard going to need to run harder faster. Can you upgrade my ligaments? Is that it that me imagining something or is this an actual real thing? I worry about something if you do all of this to an athlete and prolonged their career and they're excellent for longer periods of time like at the end of it, all do they just. Decompose into a pile of dust. You have you over prolonged them so that in fact, there's a secondary effect later on which is the consequence of all this that you're doing. So I just finished a book which will start to publish which is called play. You don't just say no, why did you? Why did you say? No, they don't turn into test because the title of the book is called play forever, and so our goal is to have you drop dead at one hundred playing the sport that you lush. Wow that is so cool. So if you drop that sport from walking to the mall down to sitting on the couch donuts then I'm all foreign. I was just GonNa say Gary brought something about with this for almost preventative. So let's go from upgrade to preventative. I would like to know if when you have a tear or you detached ligament is fat due to a repeated stress that starts as perhaps a micro chair or a small tear, and then all or a just a stretching forget the tears just like a rubber band stretch and then pop. So if that's the case, what could you do to recruit a building blocks to that area to reinforce it before the injury ever happens? Yes that's great question. So we want you to pay attention to yourself. Don't just ignore those injuries and play through the the earlier we get to you. More likely we can prevent you from taking a small tweak and making it into a big brick and a big part of that is that so many of the injuries that I see and athletes are actually mental errands meeting. There were going a little too fast and thinking about something else they made a decision to reach out there leg when they knew they shouldn't most sports injuries are actual mental errors and so if we can teach people to. Really be paying attention themselves to be in the game, but the cell phone away to think about what they're doing texting while you're playing tennis exactly. We'll see a lot fewer errors but then once they have that little tweak that you're talking about Chuck, we can address those. We can inject those often we can treat soft tissue massage we can treat them with exercise it helped them. He'll. If we can get you early, we could prevent that late injury. So Dr. Do patients coming to you. And you look at them and. You look at the imaging whichever way it works like fee for this particular patient and you got I can't give you a viable solution. So eighty percent of the people in the world who are told that they need a knee replacement actually don't. What's happened is then part of the knee has often worn out and so our guideline is if it's worn out, but there's still joint space, we can often rebuild it by logically if it's worn out, but it's bone on bone in one part of the knee. Surface just that part of the knee, not a full near placement if it's worn out completely across the knee, then we've reimagined what knee replacement is. So it's not your grandfather's knee replacement. Now, what we do is we use a robot computer system we can make extremely precise cuts so we can put a metal cap on the on the your body will grow into the metal porous surface and become part of you. So no more cement to worry about loosening. So he has so many rapacious going back playing tennis to running into hiking, doing the things they thought they could never do these reimagined joint replacements. You're like a brick specialist man lay. That's GonNa be a line breaks. WanNa realignment. Resurface rotors like. Maybe. He Lube while you're there. We've taken one of the world's leading orthopedic. Thrown in the trash. I me let me actually wind this up but the me man I don't know what time goes fast So Kevin a question we we didn't spend much time on this. Is there some? Brief promise you could give us about the future of this technology where you create a Collagen scaffold is made of Collagen on which the cells that your body already knows how to make. It clans that scaffold and basically. An entire Oregon or an entire functioning alcoholic of your physiology. Yes. So that was my first invention. It was called the Collagen scaffold for the meniscus Collagen meniscus implant in an act like a rose trust the body would grow through it in re grow a new meniscus cartilage, and now we're using that same technology to regrow other tissues, ligaments, particular cartilage things that keeps you functioning. So the idea that you're just referring to how do we create scaffolds and caused the body to re grow it again back to that salamander that chuck is still thinking about. You. You have the ability within you to grow an awful lot of things. For instance, we never thought you could re grow your liver or that brain cells. Recru- and we now know both of them. Do you bet so she stay in touch with Arthur You'll find that will be re growing your parts more than replacing. Okay. So I dismissed end on the I. Hear last question rights here. So among the last rites. Of our young, not until your age one hundred. While you're playing tennis. So in ten years, what will we look like as human beings if we continue on the Ark you have engaged. So my goal is to have you look fitter faster and stronger and have you be healthy until the day you die. So this would is that why your skin is so dewy Dr. So you WanNa you WanNa make nursing homes obsolete because what you're trying to do here unless they have tennis courts. Country Club I'm. I'm retiring country club. That's. We gotta take a break now but dockers don't can you hang out for a third segment 'cause that's when we really just chew the fat and there's just so much fat stuff that you do. You WanNa talk about so can you hang out? Sure excellent. Excellent. We'll come back to you. This is star Talk Sports. Edition. We can rebuild them return. Did. Today. Procam back to start talks sports edition. We're GONNA tidal this segment medical lane. So, we've looked at the cutting edge of knee surgery and logic. And but what I wonder is, what was it like back before on this? Way, back thirty forty years. I. WH- way back in the nineteen eighties and nineteen nineties this way back because you know, Gary O'Reilly Chuck He's our coast here. He's usually a commentator, but now he's our subject. And we want to know what players like Gary O'Reilly, as a professional soccer player did before people like Dr Kevin Stone came on the scene. So Gary. How many times were you injured and had to go away and come back oh? Gosh. Injuries are one thing neal. The number times I had to get back together against through cuts and things or through surgeries. All, right. Let's do this in a in a sort of organized manner. Start the bottom you get kicked across the Sheen's all the time and training, but I had. All this is really quite modern. I had an author. Skopje Surgery. On. A torn meniscus. So the cartilage in my knee A. Detail was inside the cartridge itself. So it didn't breach to an outer wall. So the surgeon suture there which was great and during recovery just ripped itself to pieces. So there had to go back and have that removed in the meantime. I had reconstructive surgery on the same knee for my MC L. Medial collateral ligament, which is the one on the inside that runs sort of north to south. And it would hit become really any here at physicist. So when you say North South I'm thinking you mean on them Yeah Okay Because it's not north up is space. Okay. Just be clear who you're talking to hear. Thank you for reminding. Point taken so. The you heard Dr Stone Talk about how you get some laxity in the ligament and you can do certain things to tighten it up. Well, what they used for me. This was ninety two. So one of the last surgeries I had as a player was a technique called riffing. So if you imagined cheesy string. But you as a child, you strip little pieces off of it. And then what they did was they wrapped it around. The ligament. So they took strands of the ligament itself and then wrapped it around in the sort of a rope. Mana so they were using science still. So. Like sales will yeah that. They tried to strengthen ligament via that technique moving up You have quite a Lotta, her horrible groin strains and injuries I had to spinal operations. when I broke a facet joint had prolapsed discs. And as a result of that, I have about a mile of scar. Tissue. In my spine. Right. Now I am in I am in pain listen this. Then you come up to the head where and Chuck, you'll understand the phraseology all US here I, viciously attacked an opponent's elbow with my nose. and. Ended up with a double fracture an whole Bo knows. Let me see which one that. and. There's only there's that's like when Jackson? This generally only one winner and. That ended up with Rhino Plastics had my nose rebuilt after a double fracture I have had. My unintentionally, I add now my eyelid sung to my eyebrow because I got cuts across just underneath one of my eyebrows and the surgeon when he was stitching it, put it through the eyelid and attached it to. And I just sat there looked at him and said, do you think both my eyes should. All you can are you happy with this so we had to go back and revisit. Skulls all over the face because I would be involved in aerial challenges, all the time and elbows would fly. A real challenge. Over. Yes. Everyone is airborne trying to get the ball Yup, and hit it with your head. I guess yeah and to protect yourself and to ensure that you get there first elbows are up and they are armed literally. So you. and. Thank you and. That was. That was good. I was happy. So that's That's kind of standard procedure. I was lucky. I didn't get the bad ankles that a lot of lot of the players get. So. Sport, it's very explosive sport, but it's also a sport that you need to have stamina. So it's an interesting hybrid of being able to be extremely quick and explosive over short distance. Then come back and recover to do it all over again in rapid time but then to have to replicate this for ninety minute game and do this for ten months of the year. So how old were you over your time of professional? I. As a pro, why came in eighteen and I exited thirty two? and. Yes. Professional sporting you know in that in that period of time. You because of the Catalogue of injuries that you've had, you manage certain things that you have an you know aren't quite the way you left the factory you accommodate them yes. Yeah. Yes. So you know when people say. You changed. Your? Game. Knowing that you have certain limitations you. It kind of gets forced upon you. Sometimes, you lose some of your explosive in terms of acceleration, your ability to come off standing still to to reach top speed. Sometimes, you don't reach top speed. VEGETA- new top speed. Yeah I know. It's like the Ferrari that doesn't do the speed data when it left the factory. But then again, it's fifty. Something years. The. Himself to worry as the Ferrari yes. I. So. So What was the medical? Chemical medical regimen associated with all this painkillers sort of things art. Steroids. Now because they were banned because the steroid use were sort of muscle developing steroids and they were anabolics, they were they've been for some time but sometimes and not even not even the. Steroids to help for healing and recovery. I mean that's those are different types of I think once you say steroid then you to go and get a medical panel to. Endorse. The fact that it's If you're not playing because you're on sick leave take whatever steroids you want now. And then Clinton out of your system by the time you come back and then you've got better not slow with that naughty step about Neil because it would ever know it That true. But it's one of those things where you'd like to think you dear to the rules of the game. Even. On. I thought you just can't steroids while you're playing but if you're not if you'd lay up in a stretcher. I suppose it would be seen as performance enhancement because you are recovering quicker. Damn Perform from the stretcher. All right. So Thing with painkilling injections, you got cortisone injections are, but you can only have so many in your lifetime. And there yeah rating right. They create degradation where we're at the source of INBOX. The other thing is and you talk about the source of injection you reminded me one day. I had a particularly painful. Doctor. So it's red at the top of my groin. And the only thing that's going to calm this down as a painkilling injection. Now, the longer growing my growing. So the local anesthetic goes in, which is great. And then. The painkilling injection itself is administered. Now, I'm not worried about the needle in looking at it and fainting, and there's going to be no blood. But what kind of made me win small than anything was the noise of the tip of the needle scraping across the bone. And you just have these sort of experiences as a professional player you you have to undergo this sort of experience. And be prepared to accept it as part of what it takes for you to be a professional logical machine that Mu- makes money and. Care about you, your feelings get the hell out there employees. I don't care how bad you fill me tell you something. If the doctor told me. That they had the stick needle. In my most intimate of we move past the green part. Stain the Grenell I'm still on. The grind. Scraping against get when I get home it's going to be like what did the doctor say? He said I have. That's what he's and you see the thing is chuck as as a fan and in the end of the professional. Day are everything because without the supporters without the fans there is no professional sport. They don't WanNa, hear about my problems they've spent all week with their problems. This is ninety minutes or a few hours of them, abandoning their problems and getting invested in this game. And so I, just have to be mindful of what it takes to give them everything as. Always. Back. In the prehistoric times the nineteen eighties and nineties up what was the most common sort of soccer injury the the meniscus tear would be common this because you're changing direction. Abruptly. The acceleration is very high. You have these shearing forces in play and A. Sometimes. I mean that along with the anterior posterior cruciate knee ligaments, they're quite common. So when you retired, was it because you your? took you out could you go on a few more years I would love to have gone a few years. Not, whether you would have. Done. By the owner and the people paying you with they have loved you to go on now because it meant to pay someone to walk next to me with a wheelbarrow to pick. GonNa play he's GonNa play wheel. There's only species capable falling off and you know value to the franchise. So what happens what happened was my my knee reconstruction surgery. was. Successful because Not just. A ligament but both anterior posterior cruciate ligaments would seriously I'm badly damaged. I got to a point where I could do just about everything but the turning the stopping and going in a sort of ninety degree direction that was causing a problem, and then when I go back to see the surgeon several months later he said look here's the deal. you can continue as a professional player. You've got enough strength in there to continue as a professional player. As we've said, I'm thirty two years of age he said, but I can assure you. By the time, you're thirty eight, you will be a cripple. That will and that kind of focuses your mind so that More. Good. Yeah. Positively. So the thing is like sumo wrestlers dead by the time those six years. Yeah so You were clearly weren't serious about your sport. No. Not told. Terry knows. And I played. Games with my meniscus torn I played games with a fractured bones in my back. Just slipped disks. Yeah. So let me ask. Clumsy players that. I mean his his another one. Great Plight Note. Let me just hear this. All right. So The greatest players we think of somehow managed to resist injury and had long careers as a result of it So is it because of how you played that made you more susceptible are just want you an aggressive. More aggressive word. What is the why do some players last long and others don't Miss my question maybe their game exists inside their physical capacity. Maybe some players game is built on them playing the envelope of their capacity. So if their game is built on speed, they will always have to use that speed. So therefore, the always stressing the hamstrings, quads, those muscles if player that's always involved in the melee, the scrimmage in particular in central areas or as I was in defense, you're always going to have that much more contact and therefore the liability is greater for you to get contact damage like the way you say that if you're within the envelope of your abilities. If. You're performing within that envelope. You're less likely to be injured. Yeah. Out of the envelope. Risk every single term absolutely I mean this. Is. It is a it is something your you're mindful of and going back to something you said earlier, you play with certain limitations in your mind and there are very few players who can produce the very, very best games knowing that they're incapacitated by twenty or thirty percent. In, invariably any spectator will say he's crap today. And that that's obvious when they look at you and they don't notice that you've got this problem because you game is so good. Then you know even guys like me who played for fourteen years we'll turn out and applaud it's like saying guitarist string. and. There's no difference in the music they produce they are they are free styled immediately knowing that that strings gone and that means compensation and other areas. When you see things like that that's that is special. That is genius. Well right now you have made me feel like I need to go see uh studios surgeon. Because I feel like I'm injured from this county. Area but Gary you're handsome man. What you're saying is your face has been all chewed up and scarred and stitched you were more handsome and. You might have made one hell of Jacaranda. Letter of the alphabet now. Excellent to take a quick break. But when we come back Dr Kevin, stone will rejoin us as we just explore sort of off the cuff. What's going on with? Gary? I. Especially the future of keeping folks like Gary and the top of their. Star Talk Sports. On. A. Ra- back talks or tradition. Segment. Three Shoot to ship. That's what we call it isn't it chuck yeah. No, no, we don't we do. We do. We Drag Kevin Stone MD back on Jayjay because he's the guy we wanted just sort of to chew the fat with. So so Kevin let me ask is this Where does this end I mean? If, you can start growing tissue and organs, and then living to one hundred is not even the limit I mean the sky's the limit. It becomes like Robocop just I want for body. You. Just, and you just you just regrow it and so then you never die you just go to the trouble spots and fix them. So is that really what you're planning in your basement? So I'm not so much about longevity as I am about quality of life while you're here today. So if you but if you look at an elephant, anyways fifteen thousand pounds, he can run up to almost fifty miles. An hour lives to six years old doesn't get arthritis. So, there's something about their joint cartilage that we can learn from. So the House you know what? They don't get arthritis. You have how how you know as you've never gone to the zoo and seen an elephant. Go. Oh God my back. Ago Ads, Elliott. It's GonNa Rain It's GonNa rain. Go. So the whole idea though is that some tissues in animals either we can use people or we can learn from the way animals have developed to make us better people. Wow. So let me ask you this speaking of arthritis in elephants and. Longevity. Yeah, where you go no no, no, no I. Is the understanding that inflammation being the greatest enemy to the body is that true? In recent years? Just the last couple there's been so much talk about inflammation and not just from a you know an Osteopor- a orthopedic perspective but even from your organs to you know your. and. Plaque build up. All of this is somehow linked to inflammation run if that's the case what is the link and to is that really the case Sure. So the term you're smoking hot has a new meaning now. While now for me Doc. Sadler. So, it could be that biologics that we talked about earlier growth factor in stem cells may be the cure for covid nineteen because you hear about these huge site kind storms yet use your massive inflammation in the lungs and in other organs around the body and so biologics. especially, the ones around the amniotic fluid are potent anti inflammatories in these are being hardest to see if they can shut. Down these kind storms. So your analogy that inflammation is the common pathway and so many diseases arthritis Alzheimer's cardiovascular disease is exactly right. We have a little study going on right now we're we're looking at mouth flora to see if people who carry a certain bacteria in their mouth also carry them in their arthritic knee kinds of bacteria that are very difficult to grow, but we can test with. That you've learned. So about in staining techniques. So you're right. Inflammation is probably the common pathway. Just uncomfortable you referring to people's mouths having floor Lara in just a little creepy I understand. But to talk Ovitz, let's look at the Kingdom of animals in her mouth. I'll we I mean we've always known the body can heal itself to a certain degree. All we now realizing that it can heal itself to a much greater degree doctor. Yes, we can well both it can heal itself to a greater degree, but that healing process can become erratic out of control, which is what we're seeing in cove in. Nineteen. Oh, you're saying so so when you your treatment is not to prevent covert nineteen, but to to help protect you against your own defenses high exactly that huge inflammation response at skills unfortunately, a number of people from that disease able to shut that down by using these biologic cells. So some percentage of the cove people die from their own physiological reaction to because your body's not good at at fighting it or too good or too good to. Yeah. It kills both you and. Your body is just like you know what? I'm sick of all this. By. Body. Dies. But that's why that's why chemotherapy was. Yes absolutely. You just basically you kill everything and then hope the immune system will respond by coming back and coming back without the cancer but. That right. Well, not okay. Becomes, the curse. which the phrase that sort sits there yeah. Yeah here. Yeah. So I just WanNa make sure I understand this correctly. So you're you're Collagen scaffold. Is a not. Reject you can you can grow a scaffold, put it in a human body and it doesn't have biological organisms that can be rejected by the host. Isn't that correct? No. In fact, it does if you take animal Collagen inputted in people, it will stimulate a rejection responses. So know that you have to treat the Collagen is strip away the antigens before you put it Oh oh, but it is treatable though yes, in that way so. The COLLAGEN has engines when you put it in the person's body, the person's body doesn't see it as a foreign threat at that point different doesn't have antigens, right? No Antigens. So how do you achieve that? So as long as I can kill the tissue writing, I couldn't do it to a heart or to a liver or kidney transplant collagen scaffold. I can wipe away those antigens with enzymes and make a essentially humanized collagen scaffold. And then you can take cells from the person's own body attached to the scaffold and then they multiply. You'll thought it is. That's what we did. Did you are really smart? That's why he's all. That's why he's. Why Chuck, this guy, he's a guest on start off. Smart people make that clear. So I mean I think about it in a cynical athlete sort of. Why We know Tommy. John Surgery for baseball pitchers can actually give you two to three mile an hour more on your pitch. All we looking at potentially doing things like that in the future and are we now into this ethical mess or is that you know what? That's good. Do It Got So. So yes. So that's a field of what I call super biologics meaning. Can we make an athlete better than they've ever been in better than they could be even if they were never injured in the first place so if you look at the look at the foot piece that historically uses South African unfortunately got into trouble later on the Blade Lane here in caused him to run faster than normal humans cat, right. So what happened Nike took that same design and put it in their new running shoes and people now run a little faster than they've ever run before. So there's an example were taking technology and putting in the equipment. What's the difference between putting the equipment and putting it in the person? Lau. S ursuline point of reference there because like for example, if you run faster with sneakers at all. Then, that's giving you an advantage over someone who's running barefoot, right right and I think the ancient Greeks ran all barefoot and they saw you come by wiz buying a pair of sneakers. They might cry foul. But. We accept. As of course, you're wearing sneakers protecting your feet. So. What you're talking about may be the answer to steroidal recovery because steroids are damaging and the the moral argument against them is that you are harming the athlete it's terrible thing and so you shouldn't do it. But if you were able to do that, strengthen them recover and re grow and get stronger without the dilatory affects of steroids. You would you you eliminate that argument. Sure. So we do that today. So if you take a vitamin, if you take glucose me, which is a supplement for your joint that improves lube recipe joint. Those things are legal ways to improve your performance. If you take caffeine, you can increase your acceleration on a bicycle. But if you take a specific banned substance, you're over the line right and so the question is, where does society want to draw the line for all these different things currently were helping athletes exceed their potential every way we can legally. Okay. So it's just a matter of where we're the legal line sets. Exact could that's Able. To Re grow certain things in a body in a join the. Faster running or pitching faster. We've introduced an alien object to begin with, but it's been. Accepted within the host if I can call it that. Is that not a natural? Process all always blurring the line here rather than moving it. Sure. So you don't know what what where the line is. Let me correct. One thing you might have said the Tommy, John Surgery helps athletes helps pitchers but it doesn't help them pitch better it helps pitch better because they were injured right you take a healthy joint and build it. You're not making that joint work better than they mother nature did and for many athletes when they get injured those I mentioned before it's an excuse to optimize their training program, their nutrition, their technique, and they come back better than they were before, and that's our goal with everyone gets injured. That's an excellent point because when you're injured, you think much more about every thing, your body and limbs do. So there's a honing of your craft caused by the fact that you've got injured in the first place. So every patient comes in I, want them to ask themselves why don't you treat yourself like a pro athlete pro athlete who has an injured knee would work on nutrition having nutritionist had physical therapist have trainer maybe a sports psychologist. He pulled together the team and has coaching team to come back better than he's ever been. You Neil sitting in front of me with your. Injured Day pull together your team help yourself come back better than you've ever been, and that's the way to treat yourself like an athlete and you would the would have been no motivation to have even thought that way at the beginning of this EPA users use your injury as an excuse to come at her. Could you could you tell me what's the most common reason why a ballet dancer would come to you south care for ballet dancers for thirty years. So in the beginning, they were very thin in the balanchine model they were all smoking cigarettes in their nutrition was awful. Could. They were they were paying Little Swan Lake Your admit. Look. And They were all paid like artists but asked to work like athletes in. So I saw them will all these injuries, knee injuries, ankle injuries back injuries, and they had none of the athletic tools to come back and so what happened post balancing is. Dance Studios Dance Masters realized that there dancers needed to be more muscular than needed to have more they need more like athletes to reduce these injuries and the entire Dad's field evolved. So now when I see a dancer, they've got phenomenal fitness programs they've got extremely well developed muscles you're tuned in to the entire athletic field, but they still get injured so they leave they often leap land poorly sometimes and Tear their ACL's they enter their ankles, the backs, the interesting you say that because I used to dance and at that same time, also very much into a varsity athletics I was a wrestler but my my point is I had a strength of muscle tone that other male dancers did not have and so that was an interesting I don't want to call it an. Advantage but it was a difference s clearly a difference at the time and I noticed that there are things I would have no hesitation doing that other dancers that will maybe I might not do that because I could get hurt and I said, no, I'm not going to get hurt because I'm wrestling mat. You know two hours a day where he said dancing and turn. An created a move called the pure wedding pyle drive. Okay. No. I'm just interesting to hear that Dan had to sort of catch up with the athletes. Pro Athletes You have you took away the fear of not being able to execute that dance move. What I'm hearing the doctor say is with the surgery with the procedure with an approach holistic approach, the athlete or the patient. No longer has to sit there and think, is this going to work? When's it going to break? When. You take that aspect away. Am I wrong their doctor if I am please correct strength training I think gave me that knowledge and that insight it's really right except for one fact with. All athletes cheat. How Even, if I tell them, it might take a month or three months. I'll find him out pitch at three weeks and so the common denominator amongst athletes as okay you told back do this I'm going to do more. And so our job is to things number one to learn for athletes who cheat and get away with it. Why did it work for them but not for somebody else and then number two to figure out how do we communicate with them, and then how do we provide them with tools and therapies at permit them to go faster than you ever thought was possible because mostly we helder athletes back out of ignorance for so many years What's the most successful cheat? Some fall for you that you've come across. I rebuilt an ACL for a world class skier. She was on the slopes competing at two months, which is crazy. See. However to the my point that I made, she netted not re-insure her knee. She came back and won in fact she won x games gold that year so. You know you learned from these athletes in ways that you'd never thought he would. End On that note. When when does your book amount So I'm just deciding right now in the self-published versus Publishing House. So we'll take some two, thousand, twenty, one, l.. It'll be out this year. This year. Okay. We're done and the title was having live two thousand if I remember. Exchange. Play. Forever. Doctors don't thank you for being on Star Talk. It's great to talk to you guys all rank you Harry Shuck yeah. Good pleasure nail art guys time to go I. This has been yet another installment of Star talksport sedition. We can rebuild them. I'm Neil degrasse, Tyson your personal astrophysicist bidding you keep looking up. The. Beginning.

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EP78  Sample Chapter from Dear Baseball Gods the Book

Dear Baseball Gods,

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EP78 Sample Chapter from Dear Baseball Gods the Book

"Well welcome back. This is sort of deer baseball. God's episode seventy eight and if you haven't noticed I've been conspicuously absent. I have not had a podcast episode up in two weeks and I have a very simple answer why I have been finishing my book. It has been exhausting work. I'm pretty much Mentally Gas and I have to now narrate all twenty six chapters a couple of which are very long nearly three chapters. So here's the thing with narration And here's the thing with What's happening at twelve twenty in the? Am Right now. I just recorded for three hours narrating too long chapters and when I was done I found out that I hadn't told my adobe audition recording software to use the good Mike and so the whole time it was recording on my computer's Mike which means the whole time. I was wasting my time. I was just talking to my computer and the audio is garbage and the whole evening was like why are my audio levels. A little higher than normal. I keep adjusting the gain and they're still getting louder. Why is this doing this It was because I had the wrong. Mike plugged in while my mic was plugged in but my computer was the one taking in the audio rather than this beautiful road. N T to a microphone so I just wasted three hours and they were actually a really crucial three hours. Because I'm traveling to Baltimore Wednesday night and I can only narrate this book on evenings after Ward Closes. We have a little studio up here where it's very quiet. It sort of soundproofed and it has a room tone that is now unique to this book so the way audio recording works is you don't really WanNa shift environments when possible especially when doing something important like voice over because when you hear me pause then you're not actually hearing silence you're hearing room tone and Rome tone is just a little noisier than silence. Because there's the these you know almost inaudible buzzing of lights and just the way real life sounds now if I were to actually delete the room tone so and I'm not speaking. Make it silence which I'll do that on the second so you can hear it. It sounds markedly different. So there's a different scene room tone and silence. That's all you need to know. And so I'm GonNa go into silence right now so it sounds probably a little bit different right because I deleted the room tone in between My words anyway. I'm extremely angry at myself. I just wasted three hours and the more or less stories. I can't narrate except from nine pm on every night and going to at a town for like a bunch of nights. The next two weeks and I can't just like catch up by doing twelve hours of narration because a I would like mentally die and be your voice gives out so you can only do like probably two hours a night. Some that so I would really love to karate chop this table and punch a hole in the wall. But I'm not going to But anyway so here are the announcements of this. Podcast number one. I am going on a sabbatical for the next three weeks. You will continue to not hear the deer baseball. God's podcast until April ninth when the book is launched so on Tuesday April ninth. Dear Baseball. The book will go live as a paperback kindle and audio book I will finish this audiobook before April ninth. You have well. I'm not giving you my word but I'm going to do my best to finish it. That being said I have just been spread too thin to get a six hour podcast on each week. Which that's about the production time. It takes me to get a episode each week and on top of that my log which is important to me and then wanted to pitching videos and or softball. Viduka tweak. It is ends up being a lot. I also this Academy Doron all these other things to do. So the thing that's going to be cut this week for the next couple of weeks is the podcast now. I have really enjoyed the podcast. It's certainly not going away already. Have some guests lined up for when I returned to it? However right now on your focus on getting the finish line because I'm close and with the limited availability of my pipes. I just need a spend them all on the audiobook that being said I just wasted three hours and I really WanNa head but something but we're going to move past it so today what I have for you is a chapter of deer baseball. God's chapter one so There is a prologue. But this is the first chapter and I'M NOT GONNA go into the story because you will listen to it. It's twenty minutes and after that there's ten minutes of me kind of giving commentary on it. this was done as video. So if you WANNA go to youtube you can listen to me. Talk to you for thirty seconds. Then hear the audio the exact same audio for twenty minutes With no video in the same video but there's nothing happening and then I give about a ten minute commentary at the end. However if you're an audio if you're in podcast land I've just taken the audio from that video and it is here for this week's podcast so without further ado I would like to invite you to listen to chapter one of deer baseball. God's whether you're a listener or right or reader if you want to read the chapter you're welcome to do so on Damn Blue Dot com You're also welcome to do so on. Medium DOT COM. I posted the same chapter both there. I've also embedded the video with this audio in it there But since you're hearing you're listening yet might as well just stay and enjoy chapter one from my book. Dear baseball gods and I know it's not like I was going and I kind of was But stick with me in a couple of weeks. Podcast will be back. If you're not on my email list. I highly suggest you jump on it. I send out non spam emails each week. It is update everyone on my videos on my new articles on the new stuff that I do podcasts. So if you're not a might newsletter list yet you can find a description You can find the link to join that in the description below and ow off the day with everything. And lastly if you've enjoyed the podcast which if you're listening to episode seventy eight here especially after two weeks off I'm assuming that you have I really recommend you pull the trigger my audio book or The preorder of the kindle book which will be on sale And obviously paperback great. Too You can do any of the three. But if you've enjoyed the podcast you're really gonNA like the book. It's extremely There's one word it's honest and There's I can promise you this. You've never read baseball book like it and it's a lot less of a baseball book than it is sort of a identity and how we all sort of grow up in this world kind of book. It became very philosophical at the end. But I'm not going to go into any further because I do so in the rest of this episode. Anyway thanks for being with me. I appreciate your listening. I appreciate being patient with me as I try to stay sane through this process and I hope you enjoy today's episode of Deer Baseball God's episode one or Chapter One from the Book One Tier Baseball. Gods I'm not a spectator who was June twenty seventh two thousand twelve. I was in Rockford Illinois. It was one of those days when the sun was impossibly high in the sky. Taunting us with. It's inescapable raise. I always believed I would know when it was time to walk away from the game. My inner monologue would spell it out like the Times Square. Tickertape seeking relief from the Sun. I sat cross-legged in the shade of what looked like a Christmas tree inexplicably planted in the middle of an open field. I peered down at the wispy green grass darkened as it to enjoy the reprieve from the oppressive heat. His this really it his is the end. Is it really my time? Has I pondered my fate. I surveyed the fractured pieces of my baseball career. Scattered around me like shards of glass with two made account without Nick Lou. My disappointment turn into sobbing. My Sunglasses fogged the rushing wind. Not Enough to dry them. A month ago the end was impossibly far off. It couldn't possibly be here by now could it? Are you in a wind tunnel right now? I can barely hear you. I'm in the middle of field sitting behind a tree. It's really windy. Well what's up? Andrew asked he definitely had never seen or heard me. Cry Site Attempted Respond. The words remained stuck in my throat uttering them would make it even more real. Get it together. You're tougher than this aren't you? My eyes welled up and spilled over as I helped my grave. Flip phone to my ear waiting for the composer to reply Andrews. My best friend one of a handful of people who'd wish me well and shoved me off to see when I signed my first pro baseball contract. I told them I wasn't coming home for a long long time. The news had come moments prior during batting practice. I have been awaiting the results of Myanmar. I and the doctor finally got a hold of Liz or athletic trainer. Listen I were close. She had taken care of me that season in the training room trying in vain to keep me on the field. I repeat or was snarky jokes that connected with dark sense of humor while I was out shedding. Bp youth the other pitchers she called me out of the dugout. This sign with an expressionless face. I rarely saw the doctors on the phone. He wants to talk to you. I sat down on the wooden dugout bench and took the call. Hi Dan thanks for speaking with me. He told me his name but I immediately forgot it. Hi Doc no problem. I appreciate the call I listened. Watching his are infielders cautiously fielded ground balls. The field have been baking in the sun and was to put it lightly rough balls. Were taking fast unpredictable. Aggressive hops and the grass was parched starting to Brown ever so slightly. I was hot and thirsty. Everything myself included was overcooked. Dan It was hard to read your Mar I to be perfectly honest. I've never read. The Morava pitchers had a prior UCLA reconstruction reconstruction of the honor. Collateral LIGAMENT ARE UC L. Is better known as Tommy. John Surgery upon ASLI named after the first player to receive it Yankees pitcher. Tommy John The pioneering Dr Frank Job subsequently save thousands of pitchers careers with the procedure. After Mr John I agreed to be his crash. Test Dummy hurlers were reborn. Thanks to Dr Job Myself. Included I had already undergone the procedure once four years prior in two thousand eight. I was told I would never need it again. The problem is he continued. That there's so much scar tissue from your first procedure that I'm not one hundred percent. Sure of my diagnosis. But I'm sorry to say I'm ninety nine percent certain that you've ruptured European limit. I'm pretty sure that you'll have to go through. Tommy John Surgery again. If you WANNA keep pitching ordinarily. I didn't trust doctors from small towns an Evansville. Indiana was a small town but this orthopedic surgeon who I hadn't and never did end up. Meeting in person was articulate and deliberate in his choice of words he projected a voice. That felt both empathic. Kind I trusted him. He hadn't just glanced Amer. I I got the impression that he searched it like a maze. Trying to find a way out for me and I could tell that. He was disappointed that he hadn't I thanked him for the call and handed the phone back to Liz. I took a deep breath and walked back out to left field. This was my year. My first seven starts of the season couldn't have gone any better by any metric. I was leading the league with a one point. Zero six earned-run average era along with a number of other pitching statistics. I had struck out fifty one batters in forty two innings and was only giving up an average of three hits per outing. I was proud to be considered the ace of the Evansville otters pitching staff the first time in pro ball. I earned such a distinction in my second start when I took a no hitter through to the eighth inning. It was clear that the work I'd put in the previous offseason had paid off my mind and body were in harmony as executed game plans each night with an aggressive confidence. Soon enough I would no longer be a lowly independently player and I could brush that Pesky chip off my shoulder. I began seeing. Mlb Scouts in the stands. Raider guns fixed on me. It was a season of redemption newfound confidence and with one phone call. It was all for nothing. It took a minute but Andrew waited patiently and silence to hear why I called him. I finally got the words out my elbow. Ligament is torn again. The doctor called just now and said I needed Tommy John. A second time cheeses dude. I'm so sorry I sputtered and Bluebird as I try to dry my eyes. It's it's okay. It was not okay. Andrew and I were best friends in preschool when we graduated however we enrolled in different elementary schools. And I didn't see him again after that later on. We only knew we were friends because our moms told us so we moved on live separate lives or so. We thought over a decade later. I found myself sitting in a classroom on the top floor of the University of Maryland. Baltimore County Athletic Center waiting for an Tation to start. It was the first official day for me as a division. One baseball player or coach took role rattling off names from his list of thirty or so players. Finally he got to mind Danny Blewett here a guy in the front row. Kochta's head around as if he was confused. Here my name Andrew Sachs here my head did. The same sideways tilt upon hearing his weight. I Know Him. We're both on this team. We exchanged incredulous looks. Then I spoke up. Do you know that we used to be best? Friends is kids. He remembered Andrew Five ten with a wide back and slight bone. His legs projecting a calm energy. I always found myself a little shocked. At how quickey was when he take off into a sprint. I'm two inches taller but he takes the crown as the better athlete. He's also more socially adept in part because he jumped right into a pickup basketball or football game and make friends through competition. I never cared much further. Sports pickup organized intended to myself. And My free time. I always needed a bit longer before becoming one of the guy's an old myth and I'm still not great at it. We DECIDED TO BE ROOMMATES. Sophomore year and were assigned to a quad in a nice new dorm building. The connection we had little kids apparently endured through thirteen years of separation leading both to accelerate baseball. We lived eerily similar live and silent parallel just to cap off the weird coincidences. I was a pitcher and he was a catcher. Which would be working together as battery mates on the field. What always united us. Though was are similar overall affect sitting around we could be perfectly content. Not Say a word neither of US feeling awkward or anxious about it. Andrew transferred a semester. Later playing time was in short supply and he didn't see eye to eye of the coaching staff. End Up finding a good fit at Frostburg state a school up in the mountains near both the Pennsylvania and West Virginia borders. We talked only occasionally seeing each other during winter and summer break. We go six months without a word yet. Pick right backup like we'd seen each other yesterday. Nothing had changed years later when I have my first contract in hand he was there to help. Send me off. I made my debut a month after that and it meant everything to me. It was a combination of a million emotions. Excitement terror nervousness annhilation. I had done it when the game ended. I went out for pizza with my parents and my host family as we waited for our two large pies. I got a call. It was Andrew. Hey Man I listen to your game. Five and two thirds innings. I just wanted to call until you great job. Thanks man there is a unique inflection in his voice. A tone of pride and excitement that I'd never heard from him before his voice was different. Yeah I just. I'm just really proud of you buddy. He called me at the beginning. I called him how it might have been the end the four year anniversary of my first. Tommy John Surgery was just a few months away that day. August twenty fifth two thousand eight mark the end my collegiate career. It's a simple quick procedure. In which the doctor first removes ten from a small vestigial muscle in the forearm then holes are drilled through two bones the all. Nah inside the forearm and Humerus upper arm after which the tenant is pulled through the bone tunnels once. We've through in a figure eight configuration. The ten is stitched anchored once again linking the two bones together if all goes well the ten in heels just as well as the native tissue that snapped under the strain and stress. Bases-loaded jams long tall sessions and high pitch counts. I had never worried about my first surgery. Failing I had one of the nation's best surgeons have been diligent with my rehab took care of my body and did everything in my power to stay healthy yet here. I was nearly four years later on the sidelines yet again. Submitting to arm the no longer worked since spring training my fastball. The heavy four seamer. That sat at ninety one to ninety four miles per hour had been dipping into the eighty seven's by the third inning. Mike Control slipped from good to average to poor all of a sudden. I was walking six batters per nine innings and abysmal doubling the acceptable rate of three batters per nine the version of myself that was blooming about to get sign and do great. Things was rapidly peeling away. I attempted to manage my arm troubled by throwing between starts thinking that I could get ahead of what we thought was severe. Tendinitis accord zone shot from a different team. Doctor provide a temporary masking effect but eventually wore off. What was revealed beneath the worn off? Medication was a season ending injury. As I sat by that tree I thought back to the words imparted to me. By one of my mentors coach. Fred Cantor used my strength coach in college and built me from a kid who had never touched a barbell into a force in the weight room coach. A heavy set balding former football lyman was about as wide as he was. Tal- was hard on me. It a quick wit making jokes and snapping about technique corrections that were to lightning fast for anyone to respond to at times. He was unrelenting. Singling me out from across the weight room to get it right blew it while seemingly ignoring everyone else he broke me down but would build me up just before. I hit my breaking point. It was a cycle that repeated for years and I became tough coach. -able resilient because of it. I later realized that he singled me out because he saw something in me and wouldn't let me slip through the cracks. I thought back to the time in college when I stood sheepishly in his doorway hoping to avoid a conversation about how I blown a huge chance to earn a bigger role on the team. It was my sophomore years. I stood outside his office leaning against the door frame and my heather gray. Unbc t shirt and black mesh shorts. I look down watching my hard work pool circle than slowly flow down the weight room floor. Drain blow it. Come in here yes. I looked at him expressionless. Hoping I'd be shooed away as quickly as I was summoned. Tell me about the weekend you pitch right. I had indeed into baseball game but it was unclear if the mess I had made would've been accurately described as pitching. It didn't go well. I said now supposed to go four innings but didn't make it out of the second. I chose not to elaborate further and turn my gaze back to my shoes. Ordinarily gap in conversation men. He'd fire off some joke in my expense well blue. I don't think it's the end for you. I looked up with what you've done in your desire. I think the final chapters yet to be written. He paused as I looked him in. The is taking in a deep sincerity that I rarely saw. I believe you'll come back from this. I really do. I nodded ever so slightly glance down at my strength program and walked out to begin my workout. I had writing to sitting in the shade of that tree in Rockford. I hung up with Andrew and call my parents to break the news. My parents were equally crush by it. As I hung up the phone for the final time that day I was now alone needed to do what I always did. Sort things out in the silent confines of my head. I close my eyes hoping maybe I'll get lucky and open them to find. It was all merely a nightmare. I then thought back to coach. Kanter's words I repeated them in my head. The final chapters are yet to be written. The final chapters are yet to be written. My final chapters are yet to be written. I opened my eyes. I was still beside that tree. Still Rudin a horrible reality. I reached my back pocket and tucked coaches words neatly inside. They be needed some day. Soon I check my phone for the time and realized I couldn't go back into the clubhouse looking like I'd been crying guys have perhaps understand but nonetheless. It wasn't my intention to show weakness in front of them. It was ninety plus degrees in blindingly sunny so I decided good sweat would cover up my lack of composure. Rain and sweat could mask pretty much anything. Then I turn my palms up and looked at them. Inspecting the calluses and fold lines. I don't even gaps between my fingers from years accommodating. Unique Change Grip with thick yellow calluses resting beneath from nearly a decade of picking heavy barbells. I've done a lot with those hands in the last eight years. They've served me well. I finally closed them gathering up my destiny and my fists and got up from beside that tree have put my headphones in and jogged off down a dusty back road the cut deep into open farmland. Why is this happening to me? This is a bad dream. This can't be real. I don't deserve this so jogged trying to make sense of it. All I wondered where you the baseball gods were at a time like this. You're supposed to protect a guy like me saving a little magic. In case one of their humble servants needed it you could have helped the doctor finding alternate route out of that maze of Memory. I had been a pious disciple. I deserve better. Where's my good luck? When do I get a break? Why is always me and never someone else a second Tommy John? It doesn't happen to anybody. I Swat at the Aaron Angers Iran. I had been diligent. I waited my turn. I'd paid my dues and played the game the right way. I had scratched and clawed earned. Playing time suffered in the weight room push through numerous little injuries and finally a surgery then gritted through too hard years of pro baseball. This year was my year. It was all coming together. I was a leader. Not just on my own team but in the League as a whole so isn't fair. Why did you abandon me? I had turned twenty six in December and did the math. I'd be twenty eight before I return to professional baseball. Twenty six was already too old to not be in triple A. or the big leagues I had tools and above average fastball. A sharp power curve and a changeup that had heavy sink arm. I'd run I had the requisite ability was learning to pitch and hitting my stride. I only need an opportunity but I kept hitting speed bumps and now. Here's his roadblock an impasse that few found navigable as I jog deeper through the middle of nowhere grain silos in the distance. A new voice began speaking up. Stop Complaining Stop Whining. It's done. It's over no matter how much you WanNa whine about it. You can moan and cry or you can do. It needs to be done. It's not your time you know better. Life isn't fair. You're tougher than this. Aren't you what happened to my arm. Simply happened and there is no finger point. No-one owed me anything. Maybe I had a defect in my arm my mechanics my pitching style. I didn't know regardless I hadn't made a habit of complaining about things beyond my control so I certainly didn't need to start now. I betrayed myself a little bit more before acknowledging that making the best of it was all I could do. I was going forward not backward a half hour into my job. I remembered that I hated jogging and slow to a walk. My Navy batting practice shirt was stuck to me. My ear buds fell out repeatedly and I had built up enough sweat twenty minutes ago. I thought about forrest gump and the pain that turned him into a bearded long distance machine unlike forest. I wasn't running from my problems. I was running towards something clarity. I can do this. I believe myself I repeated a few times start to run again passing the barns cornfields. I had seen on the way out the fifty foot lights from the stadium. We're only a half mile away now and I had to return with the conclusion in some semblance of composer that I could wear the rest of the night. Two more years on the bench awaited when all I wanted to do was go play but after purging. Selangor shouting in. The wind is loudly as I could. I was done. I was done feeling sorry for myself. Well mostly and I was done whining I was done sobbing and I was done looking at a glass half empty sure. There was not a drop of water in the glass at all but it had been pretty darn full. The last few years even with setbacks in hard times I started thinking about what would come next may be something good. Could come of it. Maybe I finished the home stretch. My feet burned with fresh blisters. It was nearing gametime and players were streaming out of the club houses. I approached. I was no longer a part of them. No longer had a game to also off to no longer ran with the heard on the rocky path up the mountain to the big leagues. Somehow though I'd catch up a stalled awhile outside wandering off as a monitor the flow of uniformed athletes finally ten minutes before game time. My chance came. I slipped in and sat down are detached clubhouse clubhouses were supposed to be underground connected to the dugout via tunnel this one though was little more than a glorified trailer located way out beyond right field beyond the stadium. Since I had been on the disabled list for a week I was used to not having any real obligations and had settled on taking a personal day each game. Two pitchers sat in the stands behind home. Plate wanted the radar chart and the other did the game chart I enjoyed sitting in the stands in plain clothes and getting straight on view of each at Bat. From that point of view it was easy to assess hitter tendencies pitching strategy and umpire competence. I was also away from the griping and negative emotion that was always present the dugout. The team have been playing slobby baseball of late and there is currently an overabundance of negativity. I was going to be late to the game that much. I knew it was hot out so I didn't sit and cool off. Release fifteen minutes before showering. I'd be sweating again in no time. Allie brought one set of attractive street clothes per road trip. So a fresh coat of poche. Our sweat wouldn't wear well if I sat in the stands in my jeans and Polo. But I wasn't sure what I want to do. What I sit in the stands in street clothes with the rest of the spectators or what a uniform up and spend my night in the dugout while I air dried my towel. Contemplating what seems like a trivial decision. It dawned on me that my choice was perhaps bigger a metaphor for my journey ahead with my future. Be Watching baseball from the stands or would it be competing alongside my teammates in the dugout. I could say that I was too old too fragile and too tired. I say that I'd give it my all and I just wasn't lucky enough. I could say that I'd been through the Rehab once before and the road ahead was just too long to travel a second time. No one would argue or I could get. The surgery. Grinded out. Force down the jagged pill and rebuild myself. One more time tossing my towel side. I made my choice. I pulled my compression shorts that my navy blue socks. I took the gray baseball pants down off the hanger and stepped in one leg time. I rolled up the bottoms until they wouldn't roll up any higher which stretched and flared the leg openings. Helping the Pankov's to better fit over my shoes. I threatened the navy bell through each loop as grabbed my maroon practice shirt and pulled it over my head after partially zipping my pant so they wouldn't fall down. I removed my Gray Road Jersey from the hangar. Evansville stitched on the front in Navy blue with Maroon Trim. I pulled it over my head and shook out the shoulders adjusting until at Hong just right. I zipped up and buttoned up sprayed my loosely tied turf shoes with scrubbing bubbles. Wipe them down and put on my cap. I walked over the mirror and look myself in the eye. A ballplayer looked back. A welcome back so obviously that was a tough day for me right but I wanna tell you a little bit more about it and I know the way I wrote. The chapter almost makes it seem like that's the way. I shaped it now but it really was the way it all went down and WanNa mean is the last decision that I had to make so once. I got the news from doc once. I walked into the outfield. My teammates at heat in. What's what's going on. I just couldn't even answer them. I just SORTA look to my feet and I just walked away because at that moment it really hit me and then for the rest of that afternoon I was sort of off by myself. I ran out in the middle of nowhere and I was sorting out what I was GonNa do and so once all. My teammates cleared out the the locker room and and I was there by myself. It's easy to read the story and thank like. Oh that's just the way. Dan wrote it now but that was really my frame of mind. I sat there and I didn't want to go in the dugout. I wanted to go sit in the sand. I wanted to be by myself. I didn't WanNa be around baseball because I felt like this Zombie like I was dead on that day. You know I'd have anything look forward to nothing I did. That day mattered. Nothing I did. The next day mattered. Nothing I did for the year mattered and so I really just want to sit in the stands and I really didn't want to go the field because how is it. How's IT GONNA sit there and you clap from my teammates and and be a good teammate. That day but as I sat there I really just decided that it was one of these two paths that I hadn't either make a choice today to be a civilian and go out into the real world or if I was going to do this I was going to really do it and so as I sat there. I decided that yeah like I'm GonNa Jersey up on a uniform up and I'm GONNA go out there and I'm being this dugout because I don't know how many days I'm going to get to be Doug. I don't know if I'll ever come back so I can't waste a day in the dugout even though it's going to be hard even though I'm GonNa have to sort of fake smiles and you know fake fake cheering and obviously you always try to be a good teammate. When you're not playing you're best and you're trying to bring other people down but it was just such a tough day to just keep my head on straight and experience all of it as it was and an and Ian Brooks did a good job. Just Kinda like chatter with me that day and I saved close to the the coach's side because really at that point became an honorary coach. And not so much of a player so that day was a turning point and so in my book that's the first chapter and then it starts back starts back. I tell you a little bit about my family where I came from and then it goes in chronological order leading up to that day in the middle and then after that down to the rest of my career and then to the grieving process Which was the last third of the book. And as one of my editors noted. There's a big mood change. And there's a big swing in me is the narrator throughout the book. And that's because when I wrote this I was. I was grieving. I just retired and I was trying to write my story and also find closure in my life and so I wrote a lot of the ending chapters. I when I was going through it and so the tone. There is very different than the tone is. I recounted all the things that happened to me and then as I went back through. This is the really fascinating that happened over the two year period that I wrote this book I wrote the first draft in about an awesome like eight or ten weeks but over the last year and it was a two year process over the last year and then especially in the last three or four months. I really went back through. I started a piece together. These three different people that actually told the story so there was the real Dan who went through all that stuff right. There was the objective. Like if you looked through a drone at what happened in my life there was that view of it which the the version of me went through on those days felt a certain way about it but the world never really got that point of view. There's a second version. Which is the version that I reported home too. So as in two thousand twelve and beyond I was still with my academy and I started writing an email update every week all year. My boy blue and that's an. That's an allusion to the movie old school. There's an old guy who's pledging to be. Fraternities named Blues is old old dude. Because you're my boy blue but that was my email updates that I would send to my friends and family and I actually open it up to my blog any reader who wanted to sign up they could back in two thousand twelve so I had about maybe a hundred one hundred twenty eight hundred fifty people something like that. That got an email from me almost every week Sangley. Hey this is how I pitch. This is what's going on Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah so. I didn't think much of that until the end and really through Mike my third edit. I didn't think too much about those emails and then as I started to need some details to make sure I had everything like statistically right and which were what days that I do these things and was his box for correct. I started to go back to those emails and what I found was a very different account of the things that need to be objectively true about my story and what happened so there was this second version of myself who explained everything who wrote home giving them a different version of the events and really it was optimistic. Sorta glass half full sort of like this. This thing happened but I'm gonNA get through it. And here's I'm going to do and don't worry about me and that really wasn't the way I fell in most situations but that was what people got because I knew a lot of kids listened to it and I wasn't trying to write home and just whine and complain and for me as I internalize things. They start to become rosier and more optimistic over time. Even though I'm naturally kind of a more of a cynical person I really do. I think a good job of reframing situations which you'll kind of find out on the book and then so that was version number two then version. Number three was me today. The thirty-three-year-old Dan who looked back at his entire career and new the value of some of those situations so that day in Rockford when I blew out my elbow what it meant that day means something very different than it means to me today. Obviously it was devastating the time and it had major ramifications for us on my career and where I ended up was very different because that day. But what I know now about who I am as a thirty three year old man. I'm still young. Obviously I had to sort of layer all three of those views to tell this complete stories. There was what actually happened what I told people that happened. And now years later what I know to be true about how those situations changed me. So as the story has evolved through the fourth and fifth and final edit really there's more of that composite view of myself and trying to figure out who actually was and and some of the battles that I myself you know. There's always been this voice in my head. That's urged me to go forward and on that day at urged me to stand back up and stop whining and stop complaining. And I've spent a lot of time in the book trying to figure out who that voice was. Was it me or was it. The person that I wanted to be and so the more revisions I went through the more. The book started cokes out. I think who I am as a person not only as an athlete. It wasn't just a retelling of all these games and situations. It became a lot more than that really about who I am and what I've experienced and how I grew trying to figure out who I was then and who I was going to be in and what this whole thing was about and the last big thing that I would impart on you as you're trying to figure out whether you want to spend your twelve hours listening to the audio book version or spend your read the same speed would be twelve hour read. I don't know two hundred ninety three pages reading this book. It's a lot of things that most of us has athletes. Never tell anyone else you know even the people that I was closest to my life the people that I love the most there was just too much backstory. There's too much for me to wade through to say. This is how I'm feeling today. This is why it feels like it's crushing Mir. This is why I'm putting all this extra pressure on myself at the very end. It's because of all these years that came before it and this is. This is what I really feel as a person when I pitch terrible for the fourth day in a row and I feel like I may get released and I see you know my girlfriend. I know that if I get released we're GONNA have to break up and I'm GonNa have to move away and all these other ramifications that are things that athletes don't tend to talk about. And so it's a very honest account of of what it's like not only on the field but off the field both as we're healthy or injured and the other people that surround us and support us but are also subject to some of the collateral damage mentally and some of the things that we as athletes can only internalized ourselves and only empathize or sympathize with two other athletes. And so there's a lot of exploration of that in the book as well so I hope you enjoy this chapter. If you're interested in reading or listening to the book there are links in the description here on Youtube and there are links here in podcast land as well and I love for you to give this story try and if it does mean something to you I greatly appreciate you sharing with someone else who story might impact. And if you don't have anyone else who you think might enjoy the story. A review always goes a long way in convincing someone else on the fence to take a chance. Thanks we'll talk to you soon.

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EP80  WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE.

Dear Baseball Gods,

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EP80 WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE.

"You what's up? Damn blue here and this is the first installment of baseball gods in a while. So you're watching this podcast land. Thanks for coming back. You probably figured I abandoned the show. But I haven't just won't Sabbatical really. You're hearing youtube land while tell again because I've been posting A pretty good amount on youtube pretty consistently and that's GonNa continue but so number one. Let me address why. I've been absent on the baseball. Gods podcasts and number one before I do all that. Let me preface this video and this podcast so number one. I'm going to give you the short version of what I'm doing my life in about four or five minutes after that. I'm going to go back and I'll give you the long version the much more detailed versions of your stopping in. You WanNa Watch this. But you don't like watching a forty five minute video. Whatever this turns out to be I'm GonNa give you everything you need to know the short version in like four or five minutes. Stick with me okay. So number one. I have not done a podcast because back in January February. I basically wrote my whole book. Dear Baseball Gods and I had this deadline that I imposed myself because at some point your baby needs to leave the nest so getting my final draft back. I reread the rewrote the whole thing which was unintended. But it happened and the book out a lot better because of it. I was happy the way it went it just it. The book became very different with with each draft especially the fifth and final one so anyway my life was like completely and utterly consumed by the book in January February and just things had to get cut then as soon as I released the book in April after March was a pretty heavy month marketing. It I was in Turkey for twenty four days and that was also insane Very Fun interesting fascinating but insane kind of wraps up that story. If you haven't seen might Turkey experienced definitely jump on Youtube. I blog about it. I think I did like twelve episodes from while I was there. Lot of content with what I did in Turkey teaching the locals how to play baseball and also picking the national team in traveling with them. That stuff so then. I got back and the first thing they had to do was Lucas and I had to announce to people that we were closing. Warburg Academy my Baseball Academy so if you haven't seen that video which we filmed the twelve minute video explaining why we were doing that and it's all my youtube channels again and seeing that check it out. It's it's been viewed a lot it. Actually we've been on facebook and on Youtube that got about five thousand views between the two on a small town. So it's it's big news. We've been a staple in this town. Bloomington normal for a long time and it was not a small deal in that happened So a lot of people viewed it but anyway. If you haven't definitely check that out I'll go into the reasoning more in the long version of this podcast. But so we had to figure out how strategically tell everyone because we still had our teams which are currently playing. I'm coaching our team. And I'm helping with our fourteen team. Lucas Cook My Partners Coaching to Sixteen Ward Senators. So we want to make sure everyone knew so. They could make preparations because we decided. We're closing in August. Which as of today which is July. Eighth is about three weeks away We decided that we need to tell people so they could figure out what they're doing and find new summer baseball teams for next year and go to trials and all that stuff. We won't leave people high and dry. We also wanted to give them two months to use up any credit. They had with us and we didn't want to take anyone's money without them. Getting pretty much full use of what they paid us so we announced that on June first and it was really really difficult. It was hard to disappoint that many kids and families that have relied on us for a long time also does break up with all these people that have been a stable in our lives because we care a lot about all of our clients. You know the families. We've had a really amazing run here. and what predicate this whole thing was Disney retiring from baseball? So my book to your baseball. God's this podcast which has taken many forms over the years. It was an outlet for me to figure out what the hell this whole thing was about because I played baseball so I was thirty and I was privileged to play that long. Even I didn't make the major leagues. I retired in the indy league. Only player I played so I was thirty and I was still chasing my childhood dream at age thirty and then one day. I woke up and I wasn't. I was no longer ballplayer and I wasn't doing any of those things that I had look forward to for so long so I had this major identity crisis which I've talked to talked about at length on this on Youtube on podcast. I'm not going to go into that in depth right here but it was hard. It was hard to figure out what I wanted for the rest of my life that I wanna live in Bloomington normal which I've lived here for nine years now that I wanNA continue being a baseball academy owner and doing lessons in straight train. All that stuff fulltime like I have or is there something else and if it's something else what is it and so when I really think about all of the things that drive me They've changed over the years and I was twenty four when I moved out here thirty three. Now I've grown up a lot my partner. Lucas Cook has grown up a lot. So it's it's been looked like a post. Secondary education like tertiary education running his business and so over a couple of years. The dust settled and I started to doing stuff on the web. I started reading online courses which I like somehow haphazardly found when I was trying to establish an email list so I could potentially sell my book to People's would be would actually read it when I wrote it I just kind of fell down the rabbit hole and started creating things and I started writing again obviously. I was writing a book in blogging and started doing youtube and the quality of everything that I've created has drastically increased dispirito the production over the audio quality. I'm using my livelier Mike. Would you can't see today so I'm not normal podcast. Mike District Convenience But I've gotten too heavy into the tech of all this stuff and in any way so what's happening with me is So in June we announced everyone that were academy would be closing. They would have to find new teams new coaches to train them in the winter and we had to basically uproot them and kick them out the door which sucked and it was really difficult for all of us. It was a was an emotional video. breaking the news to them and were about five weeks past that and it's starting to get close so I'm three weeks away from closing. Our doors were in the process of trying to sell the business. And what that looks like if we can sell the whole business of someone or if we're GONNA sell our equipment. We don't have a definite answer that as of today. So that's a big kind of dark cloud that we're trying to figure out but basically what's happened in the last couple months has derailed me so much that the podcast was just the odd man out. Now the other thing is with this podcast. I haven't exactly know what it was about back in the day when it started. I was interviewing teammates and former coaches and Trying to get people to tell their stories in kind of share some of the hard times they hadn't baseball on the lessons they learned in which was what I was doing. My Book and so it was kind of a way for me to get people familiar with the stories. I was GonNa tell my book and maybe get some interest in Zimbabwe. Going about the book. That's now out there so if you haven't read my book a highly recommended. I think it's really good. It's gotten good reviews so far and not just for my mom So definitely check it out reading it and in all of that. I've I've been continue work on the audiobook version of it which has been an absolute nightmare. I had no idea. Was that that amount of work. I'm very lucky that podcasting and do all this stuff that I do has prepared me to actually do it. Myself with the editing is just exhausting. It's a huge amount of work. It's really hard. I'm committed to getting rights. I'm scrubbing every mouth. Nikola mouth noise clean and It's just a it's just a mountains. I have probably forty thirty five percent of it to go so done a lot of it. It's it's all almost all been recorded in again. About two thirds of its been edited. It still has a lot of hours left to go. I'm trying to finish it before the summer. But I'm doing this this video right here which is taking me away from it. So anyway That's been the reason this podcast has been on hiatus and so for me. I've been trying to figure out what phase to my life was like and basically because the end the short version it was definitely not four minutes. Where like nine minutes now but I apologize so what I'm doing is I'm leaving this town. I'm leaving my Kademi Leaving this life as a baseball academy instructor an owner Sort of be a nomad for awhile. So in a month plus or minus will not mind us in a month. Give or take a couple of weeks and might be towards the middle half or of August I'M GONNA pack up and I'M GONNA drive back to Virginia where my sister lives and probably put my two suitcases. Where the belongings in her spare bedroom and start trying to Ford my way into a fulltime speaking career. Because I figured out that what I'm the most passionate about and you could probably maybe tell us from this channel and from my podcast from writing. If you've read it is packaging things I've learned in a meaningful way and in a understandable way and that's one of the things I find challenging about Youtube and I find challenging about blogging with a less of a blogging is. Can I make a concept that took me a lot of difficult times or was complex to learn? How can I just sort of reshape that and spit that back out? So your twelve year old son can understand it and like really gets it. I've told so many kids things that I've learned that I learned in my twenties. They learn now when they're thirteen when they're fourteen and they get it and that's exciting to me that I can not only pass on what I've learned but do so to them much earlier so they can use it for many more years. Hopefully avoid lava stuff. That was a pitfall to me. And so through all this I've decided that my I guess. Artistic bones or create a bones are really the ones that are kind of driving me and so as I leave this town. I'm still going to be heavy like ambassador for baseball. That's definitely not changing. I'm not going to change any of the web stuff that's going on. Not My podcast will restart. My Youtube channel will go into high gear. It's in like medium right now I'm going to probably write a book a year for the next ten years and I will speak somewhere near you no matter where you are sometime in the next two three years so. I've ones being gay lineup in Boston Right now to savor seminar my third visit there I also am not quite there yet but I'm a couple of weeks away from sorry to actually pitch myself to other people to bay. Baseball organizations to college is to solicit speaking services so I have no illusions about getting paid large sums of money right away. It's going to be like anything else from another grinded out and do a lot of free talks which is fine Just like anything else. I think it naturally decent speaker but I'm prepared to put in the work in practice and really hone that craft just like I have everything else so I know for a fact I can be a world-class speaker on some different topics. That are personal to me but does like anything. It's it's foreign to me how I get into that. How how do these people that are paid a lot of money and can do it full time and get in front of big audiences? How did they get there? It's always an enigma. That's what everyone worries about when they're trying to go out and do this all. How did that person get there? there's never a big secret. There's never like something they did. It was always just. They got themselves there and they started doing it. And the rabbit hole. They just followed it in here. They are so I'm just starting that process now and I know it will take me in the right direction because I know the kind of stuff that I'm been putting out. I know what my messages and I continue to get better. At least I think so. So that's sort of what's going on so if you don't know any of this stuff this is all new to you I currently live in Bloomington Normal Illinois in a month. I won't I won't really have a permanent residents all kind of be based my sister's which I'm excited about because I love her to death and I haven't seen her From like five days straight in ten years. So you know. I've been home to Maryland one for a week or two a couple times a year and You know I miss my parents. My brother my sister and my friends out there but Baltimore I grew up. Doesn't feel like home Bloomington normal here has been wonderful to me but it's also not my home and one of the things I learned when I was throughout all this just I grew up and I'm more like a city person and I really love cities every time in the city I feel like there's a million things explore content to walk around by myself and figure out through the nooks and crannies of it in the the energy in the vibe in I think cities are fascinating so my tentative plan when I leave is to figure out how I can live in Austin Texas for months and speak at every school in Austin or in the surrounding area high school in College and then Mosey on to San Diego then to Seattle and then to Columbus Boston. I figure I can do that. And if I can't figure that out but pretty sure I can finagle that somehow and travel and probably plummeted a credit card debt for a bit making this work I'M GONNA continue to put lots of free content on Youtube concerned about podcasts. I'M GONNA continue to do all this stuff Really does more of giving and helping people find value in what I do and then maybe they WANNA buy one of my courses. Are they want to buy my book and they want to put some money in my pocket so I can keep doing it. That's honestly like the along assured of my plan. But I know the value of what I do and I feel like it's GonNa work out and then at some point with all these clinics that I do in all do baseball clinics in softball throwing clinics around the country and hopefully gets to be more international stuff with the WBZ in the ISD. Like I did with Turkey. I'm sure I'll get all sorts of different directions. But that right now is the plan so again if you're if you weren't privy any of this That's happening and in a month all be only east coast at least for the time being. I'll be plugging away at finding places to go and people in front of to share my message and go from there. So that's the short version of this. We'll see we're at like fifteen minutes So hopefully that kept you in if not no big deal but let me start back from the beginning so back. A year ago Lucas my partner and I we sat down and I started to feel like all right. I've asked myself do. I WanNa lay deep roots here in Bloomington. Do I want to go elsewhere? Like what do I feel phase to my life looks like because as I was thirty one august I was thirty two year ago As a thirty two year old getting pretty old and I'm not certainly not in a rush to married not in a rush to do all the quote unquote typical things. I'm happy with the life I'm living but it was a inflection point. I need either deeper roots or I need pull my roots out and so that was a year ago and I said I could do two more years here and then six months into that. I just felt myself becoming too absent minded to to do that. And I started tunnelling my way out of here by building online courses in rebuilding my website. And my my email list and sending people meaningful emails every week with new content. Like stuff to help them And that was. That's been what I've been doing and it's consumed all of my free time which I'm happy about because I actually really enjoyed. People don't understand with me they say I I work all the time now. I obviously have lots of attention issues like everyone else does not constantly like putting word paper but I don't really have hobbies. I don't really feel compelled to take a vacation and if I like trout city. I'm usually working on my laptop for most of the day just wandering around and stopping a coffee shop and just doing my thing but when I say work like I'm writing or I'm creating a video or I'm scheming about video for I'm editing audio book or doing all these other things that I really enjoy doing and it's the same as a carpenter who's just like concert in the woodshed like sculpting new stuff and making new furniture making new carvings or whatever. It is The one thing I figured out as I've aged is that I'm more of a creative type than I thought and video has been really fascinating. I've learned so much about it. I've got a new camera cameras way. Better my audio's way better. I call her great. These look a little nicer and I'm confident that the Youtube content that I put out this video in my others are good. They're better than others. I think in the baseball industry and that doesn't mean that their contents worse than mine. Because there's some really good guys putting content and if you don't know that you should Google and find guys like John Madden and matting smelly. There's guys do great work on Youtube. That have been added a lot longer than I am But the interesting thing about the web is that it's not a it's not competitive in the same way as like baseball. His where only one of us is getting promoted. You can watch my video than go. Watch five other guys videos and just take what you want. And we all got viewed for the day or whatever It's not anticompetitive or in any sense so it's been interesting just trying to like figure out what a-. Dan Blood video looks like. And what a what a one of my books look like. What is my style? I can do whatever I wanna do and I can have whatever kind of voice I want. I can make whatever kind of content and I don't feel constrained by anything when I look at what other people do not send the baseball realm or softball round. Wooden would bloggers are doing so. I really enjoyed blogging. I've been sort of one highest on that too because it's just been too busy with all the Kademi stuff. Coaching of fifteen baseball team. All these things that are going on but There's there's no limit to what I can do and how I can do it because I don't I don't care I can try something new and it can fail I can try new styles of video editing. I can do all sorts of stuff and so to me. This whole process has just been again like finding out what I'm interested in who I am and what I WANNA do and I'm not a nine to five person. I'm not a small town person in unprepared to Kinda go all in with all that stuff. But so I learned that overtime slowly and so when I went to Lucas. We talked about our. Let's revamp our teams and some of our business structure. Let's this place more profitable than it's been. Let's get everything going when I leave in two years? You don't even need many more. That was the goal. So we work towards that But one of the things we found was that we could never just replace ourselves. Lucas and myself were just. We are Warburg. We Are Academy and with service based businesses like this Whether your body's instructor. Yoga Studio or a personal trainer strength coach or pitching coach. People go to you because of you and even if you could package your systems and all that stuff and give it to another person it has never the same. It's honestly that person can't be great at their job too but a lot of times they go to you because of the personal connection that they've forged and so in trying to make myself replaceable. It just hasn't worked and to make Lucas. Who does tons of hitting lessons doing right now? I'm sure I didn't have many today. He's not replaceable. And so in a smaller town. There's less talented coaches around. Who wanted to full time? People are eager to get into a stable nine to five job. It's definitely an unstable environment unstable job that we've had I mean we go out of business in any time. Fortunately never did but that was what we did for so long and so I could feel myself as I started to find out new things that I was passionate about like my videos in my writing and all this other stuff I just found myself in lessons with the gears just worrying away and I couldn't turn them off and I didn't WanNa feel like I was doing less than someone where I couldn't focus but I could just feel that I just wanted to get back to work on the new stuff that was that was passionate about because I'd done thousands of pitching lessons and I'm still passionate about it but I need to shift the dosage way from most of my day being pitching lessons to a part of my day and most my day being some of the new stuff it's challenging to me and so it was just coming to terms with that that I couldn't do the two years that I told him that I could do and that was it and so we plan like what did he want to do with the business What was it gonNA look like if I left? And he stayed and get the business going How would we WANNA do? All that and his decision was that. He's got smallest of going Strength Harlem Community College. He's a accomplished professor there as well as teaching for classes next year. He enjoys doing some new challenge. Things too He still enjoys working with kids. As do I But running a two man show. That's been exhausting as a one man show. There's a lot of extra work that you'll have to pick up to make it all or and so his decision was that with me going. It was probably time for him to go as well. And so that's why we decided to close the business and so I sprung on him again a year ahead of schedule but just was what it was and so being super supportive as you always has he understood and and that's just a decision that we made and so now with all this it's a it's it's complicated in trying to figure out. How do we close it? How do we was look like at the end What do our lives apply? Because we've done well with uncertainty. I've done wealth. Uncertainty might baseball careers. Been super-duper uncertain every year. I've been hurt and with our kids. We had a big talk as a team because they were getting eaten up a little bit inside wondering about who. They're going to play for next year in worried about tryouts all that stuff and We talked to just about uncertainty and that's the hardest part about everything not just in baseball but in life and you. I reminded them that in two thousand fourteen I was poised to make his big comeback. My Second Tommy John Surgery like I'm coming back. I'm shipping Alviti Spring Training Contract with the Somerset Patriots and I was ready and then I got caught and then I had nowhere to play. And then I'd aged data my previous league and so there. I was in Maryland for almost two weeks sleeping on my buddy's couch sleeping in my parents house sleeping at my sister's house not knowing if I'd ever get a call or if my career was over at that point I didn't know 'cause how many people wanted a twenty eight year old who just had his second Tommy John Surgery and hasn't done a competitive pitch in years so that situation was waited out. I got a call from Camden and I ended up spending too great years with the Kansas River. Sharks had some awesome times in Philadelphia Living right there on the river Delaware River and Any chance a long island the next year and then succumbing to shoulder pain and getting released in trying to come back in failing and so all that uncertainty is familiar to me and so Helping our kids through it. A little bit was part of the deal and But with all of us it's just a lot of uncertainty so right now we don't know what the status selling businesses We have some interested buyers might have to. There's lots of different options in different ways. It could go down. It's complicated but the thing I turned to at the end is no matter what happens with it. There's definitely a best possible scenario in a worst possible scenario in many scenarios in between not going to die Not GonNa go to debtor's prison because there's a debtor's prison. I could be debt. I could be not in debt. There's lots of options but either way it feels very scary and unsettling Not knowing what the businesses was gonNA happen the next three weeks of the business and knowing where my income is gonNA come from thereafter. Because I'm not getting a job and I have to solicit for business so I have to email people and say hey work with me. A pitching coach pay me Had Me come speaking of school containing to do so so I can buy food D- That's all in my future and it's not an easy thing to do but I'm not going to die and I'm pretty confident. I'm going to be good at what I do and I'm pretty confident that if all these other people have done it who are now successful speakers or give clinics around the country and do all the things that I wanna do there so I can make it happen and so all the baseball stuff Prepared me for this. And that's why I wrote my book because there's so many lessons in there that helped prepare me for today. That can help. Prepare you as a parent for whatever in your career help. Give you more vision into your kids. Career help a young pitcher or young softball player. Young Baseball player understand more of the hardship. That will face and the way to respond to it. All that stuff is why I wrote my book and its till lessons for me still today because I have as much uncertainty as possible. My sister and my parents do when you come back to Maryland. I don't know I know I'm speaking in Boston on. August ninth. That's the only hard date that I have our businesses to be closing August. I if we don't have a buyer for the entire business at that point. Do we still pay that rent for the next month to eat another month's rent do we have to clean the place out? Someone else move in. We are not all completely down to the wire and after that I'm definitely still gonNA drive out with no income and be just frigging winging it. So that's that's that's the long story of my life at the moment And it's weird because as a thirty three year old who Jason Dream playing pro baseball for a long time you. It's really easy for all of us to look back and say man. I'm three and what do I have this show for any of the house? I don't have I personally. Don't have a wife or kids All the things that stable thirty three year olds have they had a job for ten years. They've been building income. They have money in a 401k. They've all this stuff. The accumulated Any of that and a lot of guys that retire from Pro Sports. Don't have any of that stuff and you look back and you're like why. Why did I do all that but That thought in my mind doesn't last long because the game that I play is well if I had a half million dollars in the bank right now donald would I feel different about my future than I do and I wouldn so money to to me would just make me more stable. I could go where I wanted to go today. I could go tomorrow and not worry about where I'm staying or how much I'm spending on on parking or gas or food or whatever. I wouldn't have any of those worries but what I'd be doing wouldn't be different and so that to me just reminded them on the right track. I guess so whether I had money. We're don't have money because currently about the least amount of money at ever had because of just the way the things have shaken out But I just don't care and I don't feel nervous from future even though there's tremendous uncertainty. I don't feel like I should go get a job and have financial security. Don't feel that way at all And even though I'm fairly financially stable because of all that I don't I just don't care because I believe what I'm doing with being honest and videos like this I don't. I don't have any reservations about telling you that I'm going forward into very uncertain. Time life that in pretty much all aspects. I'm on shaky ground. I Dunno where I'm living unaware I'm getting my income from. I don't know what my future holds it all honestly very fine with that. But it's just a again. I think I think words in prepared me for that and I think we can all relate to that because I guarantee someone who's watching this video you wherever you are. You're planning through change yourself and you feel the same things that I do. You want to quit your job as you hate it But then you get a better job. Does your salary plummet. Can you may pay your mortgage anymore. like I wouldn't trade the stuff that I'm doing and the stuff that I'm excited to do in the future. The books that I'm going to write the videos Create the people. I'm going to speak in front of I wouldn't trade that for financial stability. I wouldn't trade that for a pretty house. I wouldn't trade that for any of that stuff that other people find valuable which I'll find valuable at some point in its certainly valuable But I wouldn't trade what I'm doing for any of that and so I think I can wear it for a while. We'll just see how it shakes out but again at the end of the day trying supplemented a minute try isn't GonNa kill me so I don't really know where the risk is but with everything in just observing yourself. Grow up at observing yourself go through really profound life changes like nine years ago. I moved out here suddenly in Illinois resident. I don't live in Maryland. I just graduated from college. Useless philosophy agree which is proved out to be very valuable to me over the years Not Useless in any sense and you just sort of figure out how things like work because like someone's guiding me because it's just like thing just work because when you continue to try and don't accept failure in like oh. I can't do this anymore. Kinda Way Things just continue to get better and you know with surgery on my elbow It was always one day at a time. And then one day you wake up and your elbow doesn't hurt anymore and you don't remember. I think both times it was the same where my elbow hurts like literally every day. I was super pissed about it and then one day I was playing catch and like halfway through. I looked down. I'm like wait my doesn't hurt and I feel like again when you look at people who were in places that you wanna go that that's how they get there they grind in the grind and they grind and they grind and one day. They're like wait. I'm like I'm like Kinda they're like. I'm Kinda famous Kinda money. My Bank account or like people are calling me all the time like Book Me Whatever. It is It's like that same thing like I look down my elbow by wait. You don't hurt. Doug wait I'm here and that was it like I was here. I was there when that one day. When I'm playing catch the fifteenth day in a row. It hurt but then the sixteen th day it didn't and so it's It's just but it's hard getting through all those days prior to that until that weird sort of a pithy happens even dislike with. Podcasts are Iram I distinctly remember my early podcasts. How how many oems I said L. I just was bad podcasting and today. I've been observing casualty as I've been filming his video that I don't say I'm that much. I don't stumble over my words as much. I talk a little more slowly little more deliberately and things have just changed because I've been doing it for two years and somewhere along the line became decent whatever that means podcasting. And so. Here's what's going to happen going forward. I'M GONNA continue to put out a lot of content on the web. Most of it is going to be completely free Some of it is going to have the bads turned on. So you'll get a five second ad before your video. That's something that will make me like a nickel Online courses my books and I'm confident at some point. They'll support me pay my bills if they don't figure out a way to make ends meet. I'll be speaking at a school near you at some point. And if you're a coach or your apparent for you run organization had me come speak Maybe I'll do it for free and just try to sell books. You know people by because my message will be genuine. It'll be good and I'm GonNa make it work and I'm GONNA continue to put out good content for people that can't afford to pay my pay for my courses or by my book or whatever it is but and I'm GonNa continue to translate my youtube videos into ten different languages. Maybe more at some in assistant So that people overseas like my Turkish friends back home. We're not back home. Back in their home can continue to get better baseball because they have literally no other resources. So that sort of My vision going forward and it's all none of it exactly interlocks like when I put out a youtube video I put more effort into each one. Everyday they get better and better. I think I put more and more time into making them engaging like how can I get people to watch them longer? How can I give people to actually like get the message and they understand? How can I show and not just tell and this is a very tell oriented video but it's going to be long but you know all these things. How can I reach more people in a meaningful way? What is what do people want? So there's something you're searching for. Let me know All that's GonNa continue to happen in most of what I'm GonNa do is going to be sort of. Based around free information web for Youtube videos free blog posts just good for information and then some percentage of people will buy one of my courses and they'll get great information from it. They'll get the deepest knowledge that I have Some People WanNa work with me on remotely so if you want a strength program for me or if you want analysis. I'm going to do a lot more of that. Going forward That's that's where I'm at so I'm I'm transitioning from real life everyday pitching lessons coach to a I want coach your kid's through the web. I WANNA coach you. If you're a pitcher or your softball player Help you through your strength training for the winner. Help you through your mental training. Help you understand. They're treating process help you through all that stuff and just continue to be a good resource As I go so none of it exactly is linear none of it. Exactly like I said interlocks and make sense but I feel like at some point. It'll all come together or maybe it won't I don't know but here's what to expect from this podcast so I have plans for deer baseball. Gods and it's not to do this. It's not to have interviews it's for it to be actual shell. It's to be much more engaging than it is focused more on Youtube But still good in podcast format so what that means is me traveling around me using my camera going around showing what people do showing what coaches do showing what players do showing what teams do. I just feel like this long format this thirty sixty minute. Format can be better than one guy talk. It can be better than two guys talking. How many shows just interview people? I don't WanNa do that. I just at the end of the day. I don't WanNa make stuff. That feels boring to me. I'm not saying that your daily podcast is boring. 'cause there's clearly amazing interview interviews or everywhere and interviews would be a piece of mine but I have a bigger vision for what this podcast could be. And administ- spend the time and the effort to make a weekly hour long show. It's not gonNa be this so as my youtube channels evolved. Because I have the baseball one. Which brand with me. This is my my logo and the snap softball youtube channel as they go forward. I'm GONNA continue of log a lot so you'll see lots of my daily life not the stupid stuff but just the the me going to a seminar to speak so am I speaking Me Working with people going to college in spending the day. They're not going to a pro game in spending today. They're talking with coach. There's going to be a lot of interactive content me in a new city. What I'm doing toward the city with me A lot of that stuff. That'll be my law. That will continue. That's been on hiatus as well but that will come back My instructional videos will continue so all the baseball how to stuff which is valuable. Not only for you but for me in getting people to find me because no one surges were baseball law. People search for how to throw a slider All those instructional videos will continue and I have another Secret Project that I'm not going to disclose Just because it's an idea that I feel is extremely unique. I don't want to give it away. That's also going to be on youtube so all that stuff will continue and really at the end of the day more than anything. I'll be speaker called the Youtuber But I know at my core on probably best at writing and I'm GonNA continue to right but even that's not going to be This the typical inside the box gonNA thing like I want to make content that makes sense people and that includes books. People don't read books as much anymore and so my memoir baseball. God's my pitching book. Those are my two. My next book is going to be completely different than Buffalo's Mardi. I've been playing out today. I called a buddy who's going to collaborate with me That project is also under wraps. But there's nothing like it and it makes a lot of sense and it's going to help way more people in the format that it's GonNa take rather than the traditional format that other people to continue to take and if it sucks so be it but it's not gonna suck it's GonNa be awesome so I've got a lot of stuff going on and all that stuff is GonNa come together at some point but I wanna give an update on this podcast just to let everyone know what's going on with me because a lot of new stuff is happening. I'm going to be on the road. I'M GONNA be out doing all this new stuff. So if you've been thinking about a way to work with me now's the time reach out. Let me know what I can do for you. If you're just looking for more podcasts. They're gonNA come back soon. It's probably GONNA come back in September because this next month in July is still crazy busy with my teams and giving them the best experience they can have in their last couple weeks and then the transition happens in August so after August one on through when the dust is clear all the stuff will take shape again. All your normal programming will resume. I guess you could say and then there's GonNa be tons more than Has Been in existence at this point. So thank you for being here. I'm sure the listener base On the lease on podcast land is probably smaller than it was. Because I haven't had anything for a couple months but again thank you for being here I look forward to the future and Ford humane part of it.

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"Neither workum the fantasy focus baseball a different way Monday march twenty third twenty twenty. I'm eric that smiling Trista over there isn't a museum. Right now I'm an empty room. He's in a museum. Kinda sums it up for the two so I wonder what team I'm a fan of. I have no clue I. Maybe you've heard of them. So you're a mets fan. So moment in mets history. I'm just curious. Is it When the world series longtime you guys won the world series was Piazza. Bat-throwing thing was it. some Zilly did it creates. Yeah I I really appreciate it. That one thousand nine hundred eighty six world series. That was a good one. And now I've been hated by the entire Phantom of one particular franchise. Let's go to remind me about an instance eighteen years later which six people watching slash listening right now. So anyway this is fantasy focus baseball. No promises after this but we're doing it today and today's show. We'RE GONNA discuss Chris Sale. Something happened to his arm. We're going to discuss the tap drafts. We did a few weeks ago other stuff. That's going on a read. Something and then a little bit later on Kyle. Stop you will join US and And we'll do some hashtags hashbrowns right so I can use today. Maybe today there hashtags. Let's keep doing the show. We kid in the way we do it with a few differences. So you're right to the news Chris Sale. We didn't we didn't do an intro to the new is going to have a discredit. Just checking it. Are you doing okay doing the best we can? We're we're making do we're we're doing is making the best of the situation of making our own soundbites. What do you by the way people like? Brief edit here please take this seriously so we don't have to do for a year okay. So beat be safe. Stay healthy wh what was it may be smart smart. Be SMART STAY SAFE. Be Healthy all right. So the Chris Sale News happened late last week and a bunch of thoughts on this one was. Why is anybody surprise that the Red Sox left needs Tommy John Surgery? I think we knew this months ago. but to I wonder if starts a minor trend of team saying what we may not even play baseball this season. So let's shut them down now and get them ready for twenty twenty one and sales case. I think that we hesitated for a moment when the red sox gave that reaction that it wasn't something that was going to require. Tommy John Surgery and I agree with you Eric. I'm not terribly surprised that this is the outcome. What did really take me for? A surprise was the subsequent news that Andreas Muna's of the padres needed it. So to your point about our team's going to err on the side of caution with pitchers who need major surgeries. I think that's certainly possible that we're going to see that happen a little bit more often than if player had an injury. That might have been severe enough that they could have tried to press through this year that maybe teams will aron shutting players down. I'm also noticing that that a lot of teams are sending down prospects even during this pause in MLB. Which I think tells us a lot about the way teams are sort of playing this and strategizing. I mean in sales case. It's it's bad news. But at least this gives us a timetable. As to when he can return we talked a little bit about this in our column on Friday about the dynasty impact and I said I throw at thirty fifth and in the end I think I put him thirty seventh among dynasty starters. That was sort of my reaction to to the impact on sale long-term all right so the next time sales pitches of thirty two years old tristen. Don't you have concerns? I mean I know you ranked him cautiously in the Mid Thirties for dynasty anyway. But I'm not assuming that even makes all six months starts next season to me. This is a little riskier. Because of his age the way he throws hard he throws. I'm not saying I'm crossing off my dynasty lists but it'd be tough for me like like Brandon Woodruff a guy like that I would definitely take younger players at this point. First of all in dynasty I would just say hitters. I don't want any pitchers really but I mean I just have concerns about sale. Moving forward here. You don't have concerns that I had. I don't think I kind of do I think your description hits the nail on the head here and that is that I also would prefer guys like woodruff and if it was me. Drafting a team fresh from scratch. Today I'm probably going to avoid sale and part of that is just that I do also like you. Rank pitchers more pessimistically in long-term especially True Dynasty Leagues. I think he moved down even further. I don't even know if he's a top fifty starter for me and you're right. This is going to raise those questions again. About the delivery which people believed when he was first breaking through as a star for fantasy that it puts a lot of stress on his arm. I don't know how he's going to recover from that. But my main thing is I've got to give a projection I've got a ranking and the velocity wasn't substantially down last year even in a poor season so I felt like the projections supported it. But I'm with you. I'm on a pessimistic. Give any thoughts on. The Red Sox starting pitchers because we wrote about that also in the The roundtable and I said I was a bit concerned about. Add Water Rodriguez. Because if it's almost like Boston is telling US something here by shutting sale down and Rodriguez has not been durable and his career have have no other starting pitching to count on. If you WANNA talk about Ryan Weber. It'd be my guest but to me like Boston saying we're taking a year off so I wonder why they push water. What Rigas if he has the lead the least bit tweak in his knee or elbow or shoulder anything? That's a good point here is that I do not understand. The reaction of how one injury to another player creates this domino effect that benefits the other members of the starters of the rotation. The only way in which it does is it provides an opportunity for a new name to get in there which is why as you mentioned Weber or we could mention Collin McHugh or perhaps some of the red sox prospects or the one that I like from Relief Darwin's and Hernandez I'd like to see him. Get a starters opportunity. I don't think it's going to happen but water. Rodriguez Rodriguez was remarkably healthy last year. A lot of things went right. Any has injury risk. I don't think this benefits him. In any way in fact I would argue. It might tax the entire teams rotation more or the T- pitching staff more that they lean on him too much and it hurts him so I didn't move him at all. In the rankings. Weber is the only one who I think. It's a real benefit because I think this does incolme into the red sox rotation he does have good control he does get a lot of ground balls but that's a streaming guy. It's not special stuff. That's a guy you're gonNA have to do a lot of homework on. Let's talk about the bigger picture here. You've any draft. That are already scheduled for the next couple of weeks. I have no drabs at this point. Going forward The last one was the one that you and I did. It was our auto new draft. And I had one was tentatively scheduled tomorrow but got rescheduled and I think that's the right move. I'm I'm glad that most of my leagues and actually all of my locally have delayed how about you. Yeah I mean like first of all the night. We did that on a new draft. I had another new drafted the exact same time and I was thinking this is going to be interesting like a test case. It wasn't fun at all. I missed both drafts. Like constant like three countdowns and beeping and I just didn't do own either draft doing it that way I didn't plan it. I don't run either league. It just happened But I agree like I didn't want I don't Wanna be doing any drafts right now. Because I don't WanNa have to guess is they're going to be one hundred game season a forty game season. It affects how you draft so I was wondering like what are your thoughts on on that like. It's a total gas. We don't even know if there's going to be any games but whether it's one hundred or fifty or any of that like what is the difference to you because I I get that. What is the difference in how you draft right now? So there isn't a substantial difference from a strategic standpoint. The only benefit here is that if you had players who had. Short term injury timetables who didn't have broader injury questions. Giancarlo Stanton fitting into that group. It does benefit them a little bit. So you and. I know we are a little bit more pro. Mike Cleven Jer than we would be because cleven gers timetable would have had him ready near the original opening day as is he might have missed a week or two now. It's very likely he would be at full strength for the time that we reboot and restart baseball. But I'm not really making any rash adjustments otherwise clovinger went back into my top ten starters. I feel like it's now safe again to draft him amongst that group. The other is. I'm very interested in the pitchers who were going to face. Innings caps with a high likelihood that we're not gonNA play one hundred sixty two games the season. I now a lot more interested in is like Lance mccullers like Frankie montage younger guys. Who might have been held to a one hundred forty or one hundred and fifty innings? That's now going to cover a broader part of the season and they're going to be competitive with some of the aces out there so those are the ones. I'm going to draft a little more aggressively right and that's important difference here because like pitcher like Spencer Howard. I'm a Phillies Fan. So I'm thinking of Spencer Howard like if you if you prorate down. What are you drinking a star wars mug now Colonel Chewy you in Chewbacca. Friends your coffee like in a way. Baseball is proceeding down the meetings. Okay so let's say one hundred sixty two games saints half of that okay. Spencer Howard's arm if they were gonNA give him one hundred thirty innings. They don't have to pro write that down in half. That's not how it's GonNa work so. In Theory Spencer Howard could be a fulltime rotation member of the phillies a season. If it's only half a season because he might have done that anyway so my original but it also could go the other way here. They get an extra year of of having his contract and saying well. You know we're not win the world series anyway so we'll just pushing back a full year. I don't know which one it is. And that's what concerns me. Do you have a thought on that? Actually that's a very interesting point that hadn't upon me is that we might create this accordion effect on the younger players in that the value range will expand to your point. We might not see players called up. I know you've mentioned Dylan cars. Carlson a very popular option fantasy several weeks ago for the cardinals potentially making the team. What if they take a more conservative approach and as you said try to keep his service time in check but the other effect is as you mentioned. Howard teams are going to be a little bit closer to contention the smaller the season if we get to September and the roster's do expand granted. It's a different approach under the new rules. But of teams are in contention. Are they going to look at players? Like Howard who? They haven't used up in the shorter minor league season and call them up at the end of the year in order to compete in a playoff race. I think we might get a little bit more value out of younger players later in the year. So interesting interesting point on Howard right and again like nothing's going to be announced in March. Maybe not even an April. So we're not going to know what's going to happen with the season for a long time but if you are drafting drafting soon. I really don't recommend it. Some people are saying that they WANNA do drafts now because they're so bored and it gives us something to do well it it almost going to sound bad everybody but it creates the opposite effect for me. I'm if I'm doing a draft will the season that starting for a while so it's like you're teasing me. Bring me in drafting. Michael Chai Shave so the Red Sox today in a league and now like Whoa. I'm not going to get to see him play for awhile. It almost creates the opposite effect from me that depresses me to do a draft now. Because I wanNA play I wanNA watch real baseball. You know what I did last week. I watched that that Phillies cubs twenty three twenty two game four times in one day. I just kept watching it. I knew suitor tenth like and then the next day. I'm watching mark the door fridge who I was too young to watch live at the time. But it's like that was really cool and baseball. By the way couldn't be more different in the seventies than it is today. Some of our friends texted me and said you're the same size as Larry Bowa. I mean like the players. Don't look the same and I'm not even this is Larry. Oh He's so little or routing they only anyway back boy I'm loving. I'm loving the Games too. I have to admit and considering look around me. Why was I myself to this? I was watching the not to ninety five division series game five. I loved Edgar Martinez especially in fantasy. He was a favorite pick of mine for years. I had to watch the game again and put myself through it. Jack McDowell pitched seven innings in that game. By the way. You've never taken out. Oh without a doubt. I mean come on David. Cohen was throwing a hundred and forty five plus pitches. In that Game Jack McDowell is throwing as many as he can until the arm falls off by the way about the drafts. You're right I agree. It's going to make things very tough for people when we finally get the time line for baseball that if they already did their draft. What is there to look forward to the upcoming season? You can't change your rosters. They're locked in so as we discussed in our little round table you and I am. Aj Mass what about a supplemental draft when we get closer if drafted today. What about you set up something a little bit interesting to get people together again and do a draft right before the year begins? I guess I mean until I know this is starting back up. I don't know what to do so like I run a league and under like let's not do anything right now. It's wait until we get more information. I don't want to send a draft day. I don't WanNa set a supplemental day. I I mean somebody Brench. I'M GONNA keep her league salaries and they said well if it's like a forty game season. I don't WANNA lose a year of raw string Mike Trail for what is like a quarter of a season and I thought that's a good point. We may have to vote on this as a lead to say. Well maybe we just forget all the you know the salary of the years. They're like you only get the roster might travel three years or something like that. Maybe it's not fair to do that to people you know. Like or maybe there's a special rule enacted you and I of Assembly League where you can only play for what six years before you have to. You know put on a special smaller list and I was thinking well first of all we pushed back so we don't have to announce things but the other is like. Maybe there shouldn't be a listed all and you get an extra year player because if they're gonNA play a quarter of a again it could be one hundred twenty games at the end up playing but I don't think it's GonNa be. Maybe you're going out to like basically just set the rules in your lead. Well before something happens. I think it's a good time for for leaks to have this discussion and especially over the next several weeks because I think it will take some time for us to get time line. This is a very good discussion to have. And I think you and I both like to hear what the listeners and viewers. If you're seeing this have to say about this. Ask questions make suggestions? We're happy to hear whatever reactions you have to do with your leagues. Because Eric as you mentioned that's a real good point about we're burning a year. I remember when Alex Race made that one appearance that one year in her attempt to lose your of service in our league exactly barely pitch right or like batanes. Last season got one pitcher batter that counts as a year of service. Time in a fantasy league. Now he's not a huge name but it could be a closer so anyway and then we'll get some questions so you're tout team my team. We did it last weekend. It was a these auctions. Were Done Online. And as we wrote up in our stories. It's very different doing an auction online. As opposed to in person sitting next to all the other people you can read the room a lot. Easier I also think one major difference is your access to materials on the run. Like when you're when you're in a room with other people and they're putting the you know the results on the wall or something it's much easier to look at your screen and figure out how much money you really want to spend when you're in an auction it's it's going on and it's right there in front of you and like. I didn't have any chance. I didn't think to go to another screen and Microsoft names in tears. Trs Or to do some math. It was it was like it was happening. Live I live. I really like my team. I WANT TO RIP Your Team. I though so I wanNA make one quick point for you though here and Incomplete Defensive Eric. He the stuff that Eric Absorbs. His brain is remarkable. It's one of the things that I found. No I have found this incredibly impressive that you can absorb an amazing amount of material but that said for somebody like me and for perhaps the average fantasy owner. That's why you want these because these helped me a lot when I was doing tout. Wars was the full detail Chichi. Yeah I tried to print something but my printer has a virus coincidence so I couldn't print anything so he's looking at just that whole draft on my screen with nothing else. I didn't go to any other screens. I look at my phone. Let's say I was bored. So machine an absolute machine how you can do that. And he's not GonNa win so it doesn't matter your team so I'm interested in your team here because it's an unfinished product to me. It's it's it's unbalanced so I almost I try to never leave an auction or a draft thinking. I have to make a trade to balance my team. But that's exactly what you did. Nice Sumi did it because the prices were right tons of stolen bases A problem in the outfield. Like you're pitching. So why did you end up with an unbalanced team? And is that okay? I did just because I felt like the values were absolutely not in the homerun. Category in any way whatsoever Intel was. There was the one category that was marked up and I do not understand why that was done as a group. I think it was misread of the room. Because you can get. I think power most anywhere and I think it'll be able to be traded if the baseball has anything like it was last year there will absolutely be excessive home. Runs the one. Category target with my excess. But and I want to see what you think this one Eric. I thought that pitching as a whole especially in the top tier is was ridiculously underpriced. The overall split for tout wars. Nl This year was sixty nine percent hitting and thirty one percent pitching and there were three teams that spent in the range of twenty five percent of their team budget on pitching. I got Jacob degrom with the first nomination at thirty eight. I felt that was close to what he should have gone for. Stephen Strasburg at twenty three to me was at least a four or five dollars bargain and there were a lot of guys in that Tier Jack Flyers for twenty seven dollars. Who were ridiculous bargains? I wish I had let go and gotten fired for twenty eight and Strasburg for twenty-three but you know you can't spend all your budget on pitching there if you're playing one hundred sixty two games though like they're not bargains necessarily if you're playing short and season because somebody like Austin virus could have the same value if he pitches over his head as some of these stars and you ended up with vast as well. It just seems to me like we're guessing what the value actually is. I'm not a guy who sticks to a dollar you know to to you know. I have to spend this much on the player yes I do. Strasbourg has more than twenty three dollar player. Like you do but to me. I was just like flying by my pants. On most of these prices I ended up spending. I think the most of anybody on hitting it was over seventy five percent but the pitching I ended up with. I like so like I would never spend thirty eight dollars on a starting pitcher. You did that on the ground. I my ace would have been Strasbourg. I like your bullpen. I like what you did I I think your offense like you've got potentially the two biggest base guys in trade Turner and Jonathan be are. You're going to need trade one of them for power. I would presume and I think it will be able to do that. I think there will be a need for steals on the market and the benefit I have to get into the speedsters. There's a I mean I didn't think. Vr VR was a super bargain. I thought that was about right for his price point but my thought was at that time. Pay The market value based on what was out there with homers. Were going for fill my stolen bases early on in the year and this is probably not going to work as you mentioned if this is a sixty game season. It's probably not gonNa work for me but I I don't know that today but I think I can trade those guys. I think I can get power. I think somebody's going to have an accessory power they can trade me for a guy like John. Vr later. Though you look at my team you can provide figuring out what my stepmother strategy was I didn't want any dollar players. I wanted lots of playing time minds. A mixed leagues and yours. Only but in most of my auctions now my goal is get playing time. Because if you've got a guy's not gonNA play enough say a guy is GonNa get one hundred fifty at bats over a full season. That's just not good enough anymore. So like like David freeze and then a labor last you. It's not good enough anymore. I wanted a ton of plate appearances and I got it and when it came to pitching time I still got guys who would pitch innings to now. They may not. I'M NOT GONNA win era or whip but I kind of like what I did a lot. some old some young upsides and potential. What you WANNA do. Is You have a two-under sixty dollar budget. You Wanna be able to have like three hundred and fifty dollars worth of value right. Is that the goal here? That's three fifty. I think if you get anywhere over three hundred did well three fifty would be an absolute win for you in an auction bidding on Vlad and Bobi shed and the price is stalled. I thought well the prices might be right but there's so much upside value in these guys were could be worth ten dollars more if he's still thirty basis. Vlad's upside is is unbelievable so but then I. I ended up with these older players that she prices to take my girlfriend. Lisa that's fine me healing guy really targeted with Nick Zolak. But I had money at the end so and I ended up with three closer. Somehow it worked out for me. I I like what I did again. I'm almost hoping that we play enough games to make it worthwhile. Because the let the fewer games you play the more just creates anarchy and the best. He may not win. So I'm to your point. I think that going this route could work well. In a in a noticeably shortened season. You're spreading your risk around which I think is going to pay off more. The short of the year is and the longer we wait. But I've praised you a lot here and I I will again because you did something very bold and I want to bring it up even when I talked before this draft and you asked what you thought what I thought you should do and I said I thought you should go stars scrubs and then as you wrote you accept the opposite and I'm proud of the fact that you challenge my angle here. I can tell you where I stand on that. I want to get your perspective. I on this because there's one part that I challenged with that but I liked that you went with a completely different approach. You had a specific plan to this and for the most part. I can't dispute any of your values here. I really can't because everybody else in the League Tristan was doing what you said so and really opportunity for great middle class where I could get all these good players at good prices in the middle but nobody had add money for the middle class. There were seventy two one dollars players in this mix draft and then the mixed the next day were the the other draft the next day maybe or Ale and I was like. That's crazy you know. How many of these dollar. Somebody's one dollar. Players will be really good but a lot of them won't play enough. Everybody on my team is GonNa play and that was the that was my. My hope is if everybody is doing one thing go in the opposite direction and I like that zigging when or zagging when others egg. I like that as a strategy for an auction. The reason I challenged the approach you take and I will tell you this. I challenge it more than one hundred. Sixty two game season is that the reason I like stars in scrubs in a shallow mixed and it's not super shallow. It's relatively shallow is that you're going to need guys to cut in order to pick up the in-season winds that's one of the reasons I like. Stars in scrubs is that you're going to have seven or eight one dollars guys who you are not attached to in this case because you spent a little more on options like Nick Solich. You're probably going to be a little bit too. Attached to him to let him go in the opening weeks because the year is delayed the impact of the season pickups is going to be as great as it would be in a typical year. So this might well pay off because of the delayed year. I this is going to be an interesting team to track because there's a bench. There's a reserve of ban yet. Oh I could always sit nick. Select for a week and people are GonNa get hurt so it's not a big deal anyway. We'll see if this matters how it plays out but different strategy. I didn't ignore your advice. It was just after ten minutes. I was like this is wild. I'm not doing what everybody else is doing it. We'll see players were there by the way they were had to be. I think I saw four five at the very beginning. I just thought prices were a little crazy and I was like whoa. I'm not paying that much I'd rather I you know. I don't remember exactly who I ended up with because I don't want to think about it too much but like to me if like if if I could get vlad and a brave for the price of Yelich I'm doing it and that's what exactly what I was doing. We'll see how it works out anyway. Let me read this. And then we'll get to kyle questions. Do you ever feel like ticketing websites? Make getting to the event difficult on purpose. It is as if they're so big they can get away with not caring about the customer experience. 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I have a hunch that when we get a little cleaner audio with that I'll have to retake but it won't quite be off the cuff like was like. Is this show going to be good? Is it worth it? Just made it worth it just now. I'll drink to that like it. Eric did you know you're talking about that. Twenty three twenty two phillies game at eleven pitchers in your phillies played. The cubs. Last may have nine pitchers a three to two game. Baseball was very different. Well I need many say while I was watching that game. I watched it like three times that day. I was on baseball reference all day. Long looking stuff up. I was staring at the box score. Willie Nand days retired. Eight twenty four. It faced in relief was last on that APP I mean the Phillies had seven bench hitters and all US three of them in a twenty three twenty two game and and I was looking at the teams like these teams only use like four or five relievers during the season. Mainly like in the seventies. That's what used to happen every day. How many relief pitchers would have added an extra innings and how many batsmen would have pitched an extra because he ran out of pitchers thing the game in go on like deep until sixteen inning? So I think that's the difference. It was only a game and teams. They stop scoring like the eighth but like the Phillies pitcher Randy Lerch homers in the first inning and then gets only one batter out in the bottom of the first. That's something I doubt has ever have I just anyway. I loved it. It was fun. I'M GONNA I don't even know what's Today but I'm GonNa Watch it. I mean what a choice so I wanted to be a game the Yankees Win for. What's please let me watch knows again? Sixty series that'd be cool to watch we watch that. Now have Yankee losses that I WANNA watch over. Two thousand one game. Seven was painful to watch. It was Ottawa's Luiz. Gonzalez game was a great A Lotta Yankee losses were great games and I'll watch a great baseball questions. Here here wants to know in the thirteenth team wrote a league. Are you comfortable with you? This is your you know what I don't care about having an ACE I. It doesn't matter. This is not real baseball where you want somebody on the mound for game one of the World Series So. I have a couple of pitchers all I want is good enough pitching over autumn. I six starters if doors is my best but like my number two is like Kyle Hendricks or Lance Lynn. And I've got like three or four pitchers that you would consider top thirty thirty. Five starting pitchers. I'm okay with that. All I care about is the overall darvish is good enough to be ASE. Even if he we rank them as like the number twenty starting pitcher and I think that's the point here is that he's still within the top twenty. I've got Lucas G Alito Yu. Darvish in Tyler glass now is my final three members of the top twenty woodruff right outside of it so. I don't think it's devastating to have a guy like darvish as your first pitcher. It's just I would ask you. How are you addressing the remainder of your pitching staff? It's just GONNA force you to a little bit more. I mentioned the word homework a lot. It's going to force you to do a lot more homework. And terms of streaming starters or getting values in season or potentially drafting three or four starters on a roll at that point to fill the other roles which is what. I did in the draft last week. My Ace and I don't care if I haven't as but my top starting pitcher and price was trevor. Bauer getting strikeouts. And I have Lance Lynn. So I spent basically saying about you did on Strasbourg. I got Bauer. I'd rather do it that way. And being if you stars of Scrub than you're hoping that Austin bought the two dollars turns out to be good. Actually you you cut. Bauer Lynn and Hector Harris combined for less than I paid particular completely different league types but just at work point that works for me. So don't worry about who you're AC's or your number one starter. Worry more about your four five and six because if you spend less or use less assets on the rest on the top of the rotation. Maybe the bottom like my worst. Starting pitchers are Tanaka and Jose or quitting. I'm fine with that. I can make a case for them as number four number five starting pitchers whereas if you spend all your money on like one or two stars you're fit and six might be middle relievers or guy like Vladimir not even make the rotation and to the point as he said about the reserve draft in the towel wars mix league as long as you have players to cut and you see an opportunity out there on the waiver wire that could be where the the league winning player comes from. Just be prepared for it saves next. He's got a question he wants to know how you balance chasing age against current production when you're taking place in a first year dynasty dressed. I know what I'm doing and it's not like it's not the same thing. Trista sitting around everybody thirty five and older goes to kind of. I'm not I'm not saying I'm taking Nelson cruising around five but nobody else has taken to be around ten so I'll just take him there. You WANNA balance. You want to win now. Who wants just wrapped a bunch of kids and wait five years? I want to try to win now and in five years and in my dentist leagues. I've been able to do that. I think but you. You know you're you're taking Jason Dominguez of the Yankees in eighteen year old around five well around five near route ten near where Nelson Cruz would be. Potentially depending on what the law passed by the way. Let me let me make this point okay. It's innocent people are going to be drafting teenagers. If drafting Wander Franko around three. That's one thing if your draft Jason Dominguez around ten. That's another take young players like bogus. Shit and Vlad who who have growth in them but they're still young and the probably a little like probably a little overpriced right now and blast definitely underpriced but in identity league start up focusing on young hitters not young pitchers young hitters and. I'm not focusing on prospects. I don't want Joe Adele in the early rounds. I Want Vlad I want guys who have already played in the major leagues and Have Opportunity. Right now joy. There might be gracious in. But I mean when I was looking at Yankee. A Yankee Mariner game of ninety five. An era was coming off the bench. Pay Rods rookie season ninety five. He did nothing wrong awful trounce first-year year terrible joy. Del If he gets one hundred Baptist your maybe they're good but like be careful here so I'm taking guys I don't WanNa say Nixon's because I don't know what his role is. But you know what I'm thinking. I'm thinking of young players who have opportunity right now and they're going to play right away. I'm going to try to create a new show thing here. We're GONNA Call Dynasty and dynasty separate things. It's a true dynasty. It's locked forever without penalty and those are the ones in which I'm talking about taking Jason Dominquez where I've I lock them in now. I haven't for the entirety of his career without penalty. That is why you would draft him around the same range. You would Nelson Cruz. But as you describe with dynasty and these are the ones you and I play in there more like three to five year contract oriented long-term Keeper Leagues and those are the ones where I agree with you. It's better to play for the now. I still do lean more than you do towards a three year or maybe five year attempt to win but there is validity in what you're saying about trying to win right now we don't know what tomorrow is going to bring and I just. I just prefer not to be the pessimist. I hear this this argument that what if the League doesn't last five years. I would be optimistic that it does. But it's a valid point. What if the League doesn't last five years? I like that you guys mentioned chasing strikeouts zigging when Zag your drafts. David always chased his case. But so does the rest of his league. He wants to know some. Locate pitchers comfortable with drafting this year. Sorority lyle everybody from the seventies right you should read or I'm watching that Yankees game again. Is that the gain that was now. It wasn't a figure. Extreme is another Yankee game from the seventies there was on TV. And I was like no. It's Gosh it's closed it out. So Oh gosh. Seventy eight tiebreaker. The the seventy-nine day game the Bucky Danke and I'm looking at these relief pitchers Bob Stanley and sporty. Lyle had caper nine rates of two point five and they were closers. Well the guy that jumps. So why would you want? Starting pitchers with Lo que nine. That'd be my first question here but there are quite a few and you probably have it on your screen which I can't get through right now but like the one that jumps out to me who I like more than you is. Sandy Alcantara of the Marlins who did not have a high canine rate last year. But I think he has room to improve so I don't care so much what the rate was last year. Because I think it's going up That's the jumps out to me. Okay that's right. Yeah and that was one of the ones that I came up for me. Here is that he's an interesting guy with some upside and I do like a few of the Marlins pitchers their contract by the way in the minors did of a couple years where he approached a Caper inning including a twenty sixteen when he was in the cardinal system. Did with more than nine per nine so I agree with you. There are some rebound there of the pitchers who averaged fewer than eight case for nine last year. The most generalist generously ranked in general. Especially by you and me Carl Hendrix. The cubs like a lot. He has the ability to induce week. Contact Marcus Stroman. In the mets gets lots of ground. Balls Tanaka who you had drafted Intel Wars Eric. Very good control. The splitter still does get KS and generates a lot of ground balls Mike. Saroka mentioned him when we first started the question. Good young arm just has to stay healthy. I would think and you mentioned Alcatraz. Well those would be the best ones on this list right. Sirocco is a problem for me because we know he's not going to be in two hundred innings season. He's not gonNA approach two hundred strikeouts. He almost doesn't belong in the top. Twenty starting pitchers on anybody's list. No he doesn't. It's just not enough strikeouts. And and and no path for him to become a strikeout pitcher whereas without kanter. Now if Sirocco is Kyle Hendricks for the next five years. That's good enough but he hasn't proven yet. I think if if SIROCCO has a Matt Cain career we should be really happy and I think he could do that. That might be good enough for top twenty but in this environment with strikeouts. It's going to be tough for him to consistently be in the top twenty. I haven't ranked outside my top thirty right now. We've got the last one here from meal. He wants to know if there's a stolen base total you're looking for drafting attend team. Espn standard honestly in the drafts. That I've done the auctions and the drafts stolen bases the one category. I can't stop thinking about i. Honestly if if if the are and Trade Turner go on your league and you're like well now. What am I going to do? And Twenty twenty guys. You know like yell. H. A. Tuna Trout. You're like I don't want Mouth Smith. I won't take Dee Gordon like that one. Category messes with your head. More than any other in these drafts. It really does. It makes you overpay for some of these guys. You made me overpay for victory in. La Labor had overpaid for him. Because I was scared I wouldn't get saves a steals and unlike you I knew I would be able to trade for them so that category. There's no total anymore. I don't even look at it that way. I'm always trying to get to one hundred and I think it might. Well be one hundred. I would probably aim for one hundred twenty five out of the draft because it's going to be hard to get to that level otherwise without making a significant trade last year and I'm not gonNa lock in an exact fact here for you because I need to check but I believe the two thousand two hundred eighty stolen bases in baseball. Last year was the lowest of any full year in more than a half century. And if that's the case divided by ten you're looking at two twenty eight and that assumes that you'd be able to I roster but to identify all of those stolen bases typically can't so I would be dialing that back at least to maybe fifty or sixty percent is what you're going to be able to have reasonably on your roster and Eric. I think you agree with me on this one. I would much rather traffic to roster. We're I'm getting ten stolen bases from everybody that have to pay for that one speech. Or give me cody bellinger types. All Day all right. We'll get through that. That's cody bellinger. GimMe Shinshu types. And then you know you're getting twenty home runs fifteen steals. I tried to do that. A little bit in the The risk in taking a rootless returner or widmaier field is that they don't steal enough where they get hurt and they miss time. And then you're in real trouble. I was looking at it this way. Like you WanNa get a hundred saves Macarena League. You WanNa get a hundred steals. That can win the league but nobody wants to take a saves guy gets fifteen they only want a guy guy gets thirty but in stolen bases if the opposite. I think you want to get a bunch of guys who still fifteen to twenty as opposed to relying on just trae Turner because Turner back. Thirty may not even do that. So it's a big risk. I raced Beller just because of the examples. Two and three years ago people didn't think of him as a speedster. You need to find the guys who can sneak their way into fifteen to twenty steals that nobody else is thinking about. Yes but I mean you're talking about one of the top guys that could be a top five pick. Who SHOULD I pick? Yeah now if you if you build an outfield of Adam Eaton Shinshu Lorenzo. Cain you can fake your way. You don't have to win stolen bases but you can fake your way to contention in that category. That would be enough for me this year and then to me. That's where you're going to get your will. We always get saves offering agency. You're GONNA get steals. This year's John Birdie is going to win people leagues because he's going to steal fifteen bases in the final five weeks of the season. That's almost as valuable as a reliever getting ten saves in the final five weeks who nobody's heard of the work both ways when Mile Straw finds his way into the Astros lineup. Because SOMEBODY GETS HURT. Or they fall out of contention right Yeah that'll be. The Guy Winning your. It's going to be something like that. You know it and nobody's talking about the astros anymore. Or they know. I hated everything that happened with. That and I hated all the discussion and then like all people guessing like somebody rip me for taking Jose. Altuve van Reese auction draft. And but what's wrong with you? He's each kid. I'm like you know this. You know what he did. You exactly what happened. That was tout wars and you got him for twenty eight and I liked the price a lot as you know. He was my Third Round pick in the FBI draft an hour's pretty pleased to see him out there in round three so that that situation is over with right now so I whatever I just want real. Baseball live BASEBA- hopefully some time in May or June. That'll be great. As for the fantasy focus baseball. I think we're done even though the music stop because a music never started but There's always so much we can do. The voice oh so no because as I speak to low pick up. I don't know if we can do. Kyle we talk. We talk to seeing you do is worth it regardless if we can hear and get up close by. Have your coffee. And I'm Cheryl calm you down in no way. Will it make you energetic excitable or willing to sing a new hashbrowns song? What are you watching today other than baseball? There's any baseball. I don't even those any baseball. I actually I've got started you. Shall we just finished? We've we've finished season three marvelous. Mrs Mazel so good. Yeah well I didn't like season three as much as I do. What did you think right? You're watching this with your children. No no no no just the two. We're watching like the Disney movies and things with the kid okay. I like Marvelous Mrs Maes. I thought it was pretty good You have three seasons. I think so. Yeah Yeah three three. I wasn't impressed by it. I do but the first was really excellent. I thought I think we're only allowed to talk about Disney so watch frozen to yet. I am actually. I'm looking forward to onward. We've already scheduled it for that. That's our movie night for that night. That on word comes onto that. I love the fact that they brought that out for Disney plus early another. Show that Melody Korean or whatever the man Delorean next show. I'm going to show you my man. Delorean socks for we get in trouble. Probably never happening again. Oh give me a show to watch. Give me a new show to watch. That's not on Disney or anything. Just anything yeah anything. I don't even know where peaky blinders. Have you ever seen that? I've never even heard of that. I'm telling you that show is fantastic. Look it up peaky blinders. Yes doppler not for the kids. It's okay here. We got peaky blinders. Better call saw. What else am I putting on this poll so the people can tell them what to watch de just finished breaking bad so I'm going to watch better call Saul now Bert notices amazing. It's old but it's amazing. It's good not heard of that. Yeah well that's going on the both. Okay what our forth and have you ever. Seen Madman. I've watched one or two of those away but otherwise happened. Okay fantastic twisted twitter. Do All right before twitter tells me what to do now. We're done takes much watching listening whatever and hopefully we can do it again for Kyle and Christen I am Eric. Have a great day awesome. Everything is also.

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Will Smith, Fresh Prince of Saves

Giants Splash

19:02 min | 2 years ago

Will Smith, Fresh Prince of Saves

"Hi, I'm Greg Thomas travel editor at the San Francisco, Chronicle and host of the wild west podcast. If you like getting into the outdoors and exploring California, wild west is a great listen. Tune into here, exclusive interviews with the world's top adventure. Athletes, like rock climber. Alex Hahn who came onto talk through his incredible free solo climb of El capitan in Yosemite. Big part of the film is like the whole love story with my girlfriend and all that. But I hadn't even met her when we started listen in wherever you get your podcasts wild west. The low and welcome to another giants flash podcast. I'm Henry showman. The giants beat reporter for the San Francisco, Chronicle and today, I talked to closer Will Smith, who has done a great job since manager, Bruce Bochy gave him the role last year after Smith returned from Tommy, John surgery. We'll talk about a success, the possibility that he might get traded, again his leadership role in the clubhouse and how a Georgia boy adapts to San Francisco. We'll get into all of that, and more right after this. Hi. I'm Susan slicer Oakland A's beat writer for the chronicle and I'd love it. If you've listened to my podcast as plus attack the players coaches executives and others around the team every week, you'll get on field analysis and off the field insight. Do you know which as player lost twenty pounds on a diet of donuts? You would if you've been listening to as plus join me every week wherever you get your podcasts as plus. Henry showman here with giants closer Will Smith. How you doing well, not that hanging out nice little de game today. So relaxing during coffee. Nice little day game in ninety degree weather, which makes you feel like you're anywhere. But San Francisco, I've been lacking. Yes, that was a great day. Nice and sunny, so laws as whether keeps it up. We'll be right, okay. Before I ask you about yourself. I mean, the big topic of around town is just that the team is now playing well, and in all that, and you, you sort of took a leadership role, I believe in the clubhouse early on. And, you know, you have kind of true sense of, of what's, you know, what people are feeling in reacting to how you're playing what's your sense of it just in very general terms? I mean. Yeah. You know, it has we always snow secret hasn't been going our way this year. But, you know, I think as long as you show up every day with a positive attitude and the, you know, the attitude, that's a new day, and, and anything can happen. Today. You know, good things will happen. So, you know, even though it might not be going our way this year. As long as you, you know, as long as you show up half fun. You know care about your team mates and all that stuff. Everything will eventually work out and be okay. I've heard that you know you play for the name on the front of your team and the name on the play for the name on the back of your jersey. I'm sorry. Let's try this again for that. You play for the name on the front, your jersey and you play for the name on the back of the jersey. You feel guys are coming in doing that on a daily basis. Yeah, blue so, you know, a lot of the guys we called up or gods. We've had in the organization, you know. So. Yep. I believe that they honestly wanna be giants. Wanna win for the giants. You know win for the city. So yeah, there's some there's some proud when you put on that uniform, you know, it's, it's a big league green. It's a big league uniform man, not very people get to put that on so you know, to, to take in have some pride in and I think that can help you know help elevate your game. Maybe sometimes, you know, I, I was talking to somebody in your. His ation and they said that you and Tony watch, and in particular have taken a leadership role, not just within the bullpen. But you know as veteran players who have been with teams that are have been successful than not successful that you've taken a leadership role. Are there there've been times without getting an anti names where you've actually had to players aside, and kind of remind them everything you just told me? No, not really. I mean not not this year. No. Or any or really? I mean it's no secret Moronta get around along, really. Well, you know, and there's, there's the language barrier there. There's, you know the age difference. There's so many things going against us. But for some reason, he just latches onto me an wate to and feels comfortable asking us questions, and it's, it's kind of a good feeling to have that, you know, that feeling that players, you know, when they're they wanna know they're, they're interested. You know, all that kind of stuff. So, yeah, I guess it's weird. You know, the be considered, you know, an older guy sometimes now because, you know, you always or the young guy like thirty two twenty nine twenty nine okay. Get for me. Thirteen twenty nine thirty next month. I'll be thirty next month. See I just did it. Yes. You're good. But yeah, so I mean you know, we try to take care of our guys as much as we can, you know, we love him. We care about him. You know, he's just. A special special one for sure yet. But you know there's also a bleached hair gap between you and Miranda. I mean as, as a guy who you know who he latched onto. How did you let that slip told him there can only be one? Good looking blond in the bullpen. I've got that title. But no, yeah, he showed up that that they with that. But that's that's who he is. You know, we let him we let him have fun. You know, we give him his fair share of, of crap for it. But you know, he wears it. Well, that's for sure. You know one of the things I've seen you look around the league. And there are just so many so many bullpens that were struggling with late relief. But, but you guys for the most part, you know, the seventh eighth and ninth inning when you have a lead even even the six to some degree. It's it's been pretty locked down. What do you kind of attribute that to? I think just wanting to play wanting to pitch wanting to be in those situations. You know, we're not we're not afraid of a one run leading against the division rival dodgers. You know, we want to be in those games, you know we wanna play. We want the fans loud like we. For me. I enjoy those situations, so yeah, we definitely feel confident when we get the sixth seventh inning, we've got to run one run lead. You know, we're ready to go to work. That's what we're here for those fun. You know, you when you came back from your Tommy, John surgery. I think that the closer situation was rather unsettled, and I think that they were going to go sort of game by game, and it was, it was almost like a tryout for a while, among a few pitchers in new sort, sort of emerged. What was your feeling when you finally realize that you had kind of arrived as a pitcher who they were trusting to pitch the ninth inning, it was pretty cool? You know, I've said it before the, the close enroll for some reason, has made me calmer out there. It's, it's a black and white. Yes. In though, type situations if if something goes wrong, you know, exactly what went wrong right then and there. And when you're setting up six seventh eighth inning. You give up those, you know, one run thing you know is that the reason we lost in the econo- battle with yourself. Real. Bad or at least I did. But, you know, when he put me in the night thing that first time I this is this is pretty sweet like this is relaxing, just get get ahead. Get got put guys away real quick. So for them to trust me in the ninth inning. Now, it's, it's a pretty cool feeling of, you know, I enjoyed I don't really try to over think it much. I you know I've said if, if everybody takes them in tally that they're closers of their inning. We'll have a successful bullpen. Yeah. But that brings something up, and this is an argument. This is one of the arguments of analytics versus sort of traditional theory. I've always felt a lot of baseball people have always felt that yes you can pick a lot of guys out to pitch the ninth inning. But there are just certain guys who have that ice water in their veins, who were able to do it and not let the situation get to their head. And now you're telling me that you're actually commerce situation. I've seen guys who aren't do you? Do you believe in that, that there are certain guys who are just better suited to pitch the ninth inning than than others? I don't know. I don't know if I've been doing a long enough to, to know but I mean you watch the greats Rivera always was cool. Calm collective. You know, when I had Francisco Rodriguez, he was cool calm collective, until, like that final out, you know, that's when their emotion finally comes out. So, yeah, I don't know. I guess some guys are, are commerce. Some guys aren't. That's, that's a tough question. I, maybe I dunno. Maybe you can think about that one for podcast for sure on and not, you know, you I mean people can see the numbers. I'm not gonna like recite them because I know you guys are super status but you've done very well in the closing role this year. I think that the game note says said that you're up there in terms of consecutive saves to start a season. Did not gonna ask you if you surprised yourself with, with this, but, you know, does it does it feel just sort of like a when you go in there? Now you have the confidence to know that you're gonna have a handshake at the end. Yeah. There's definitely, you know, some confidence, you know, have built a you know, through the second half last year in the beginning of this year, I go out there. You know, I'm not fairly confident when I go out, I think you gotta be, you know, the hitter things he's the best in the world when he steps in. And when I step on the mountain, I think, on the best pitcher in the world, and I think he kind of have to be like that. So. I don't know. You're getting me goods that, you know, it's tough to. Yeah, I don't know you can pass on these just say pass. You know there I don't think there are a lot of handed late inning relievers or closures in particular lefties, who throw ninety four and their main pitch. There may not pitches. A curveball. Is there anybody that you can think of this is another one that you can think of that you sort of patterned yourself, after or if you think back reminds you of you reminds me of me though? I mean you watch Brad hand clothes. You watch hate close. Those are really the only two left he's can think of right now. But no, I didn't try to emulate anybody in the ninth inning. I just take what I was taught. And I was talking a lot by Francisco when I was setting up for him in Milwaukee, and it was it wasn't analytics numbers this, and that it was. Hey, you know what do you feel? What's in your gut? What do you see after you just read? That swing was late was the time, you know where did he found off? Ed just you know it goes back to just be a baseball player man. So I feel you know, I feel super. The ninth inning. When I go out there and just be about a baseball player, and you do that sort of pitch by pitch in between pitch analysis of, you know how the guys swinging kind of kind of looking to see what pattern he's looking for in maybe trying to fool him on that. You know that though I mean you'll take a look at the sheet and see, you know, nitro zones and places you can go, but at the end of the day, man like you just got to be a ball player. You just gotta have it in your gut. You gotta trust your gut, and we have great catcher to me. We've got BUSTER. I've been fortunate to throw some really, really good. Catchers in my career busters got to be the best and then you've got a g coming up who's a great receiver. He's getting there with the game Colin to voter veteran guy. So you just get more and more confidence with those guys. Each time you go out there with them, it you throw a bar at all this spring through, I think, after like one bullpen to him big target which I like, you know, I enjoyed big targets at Salvador present. Kansas City, who was like a brick wall. He was massive. So he's kind of similar to that. But yeah, I think it was just one one pin real quick. You know, sometimes I look at the stats, and I see things that surprise me in my mind, your strikeouts, are way up, and, and I looked at the stats, and really, they're not much different than the last couple of years about twelve per nine innings. But the one thing, the one stat that has changed tremendously is the strikeout-to-walk ratio. I mean it's almost down to nothing because I think you have four walks against thirty something strikeouts. Wish your something that you did to kind of address. You didn't. I mean didn't walk Tana guys. But and then I think you really can't walk anybody is there something that you did mechanically or was it more of a mental thing, mental thing, really nothing? I try not to change much mechanically. I just try to keep more mechanics and simple as possible. But, but yeah, I just I hate walking people like a hit drives me up the wall. So I try everything I can not to walk people. So, you know, it's not I guess, it's a mental thing then, you know, I just I refuse. To give you a free pass your especially in our ballpark at night. You're going to have to get a base it or hit it out of the park for you to get on base. I just cannot walk you. Okay. I, I think the fans appreciate it. I think the sports writers on deadline. Appreciate so I mean it's obvious you've been this. You told me once and I don't remember where we were that job you just right. When you seem to feel comfortable in the city, the ended up getting traded. I think it happened in Anaheim, and then it happened you in the walkie, right? And you know, it could it could happen to you this year. Are you expecting to be traded? No, not at all. You know, we don't we don't really read into that, you know, at, you know, at the end of the day, I I'm living my dream, I get to play baseball everyday for a living it, you know regardless of who I do for a still. I'm still living my dream and at the end of the day, you know you wanna you wanna win you play for a World Series you play for ring. That's what you play for. So, you know, if it happens, and you end up going to. Contender. You know, it's, it's sad to leave, you know some your friends behind, but you get a chance of the World Series ring. So I guess there's two sides to have been I haven't as not expecting it. But you just have been traded three times. I know it can happen. I know it's a business. I don't even really think about honestly, are you looking forward to free agency for your first free agency, so you can decide where to go and ask for no-trade glum? I don't really know how much that works. I mean I'm as keep it keep it simple stupid as it comes. So, yeah. I mean, I guess we'll we'll cross that bridge when we get to in the off season. But you know right now where wearing giant giants color. So we're trying to win for the giants. Okay. And you you're, you're from Georgia in your spare time, do you like to do Georgia things, whatever those aren't the only the hunt Gog home, Oklahoma golf as long as it's still warm. And then when it starts, turning cold, I'll start going to hunt, but yeah, I'm a hunt and off. That's about it. Yeah. You know, I mean, this is kind of interesting question, I think I've ever asked us of a player but know we San Francisco such. A different place than Georgia. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that, you know, there's a lot of guys in the clubhouse who from the south, I mean, you grew up in a different environment. You know, the things that happened in the south way, you, you know, just like you said, hunting, for instance, I mean, it's something that is just second nature down there. And we had Strickland here. I don't think Bumgarner. But, but just in general, and then you come here, and it's all my God issue animals. I mean, how I guess the broader question it's not about hunting, the broader question is, as a guy who spends, six months in a in a city that is so different from your background. How do you sort of integrate yourself within the city this hard? You know, my first year, I think I barely left my apartment. You know, I'd been through to my girlfriend Taylor wouldn't here yet, so I really didn't know what to do. I walked the ballpark every day that walk back and it was, too. So it's overwhelming if when I first got here, I was like holy Kelly. This is a big city. I don't know what to do. There's no parking lots where the park. I don't know how to parallel park. So it took a while, you know, you, you find little restaurants here and there that, that kind of reminds, we found a little, it was called little Skillet little country place. We found the go, eat at, you know, you just do little things here and there that reminds you a home or try to bring you back home. But, you know, it's, it's a big city it takes. It takes a while to see what all's out there, how to how to drive in the city how to maneuver in the city. It's you don't you don't. Yeah, you're right. You don't wait thirty minutes ago on the bridge, and then you'll go home in a little bit, okay? So you can pass the driving test in Georgia without having a parallel part of all you do the parallel park for that. I think he did it once when you're sixteen. And then you'd probably never have to do it again. Just last thing. And you know, it can be hard to have fun when you're losing. I mean that is just a truism. I don't care. What sport it is. I don't care where you are you seem to have fun. I, I mean I mean, the club has every day, I, I've never seen. You really down. I'm sure there are times in the back where something. Happened and you are, how do you do that? I love what I do. Honestly live my dream. I've always wanted to be a baseball player. You know, I've never taken for granted, especially after having to sit out a year like that hurt like that was no fun. It was it hurts your stomach. It was just painful. So after doing that, and come back up sore, I would literally never take another day for granted. And I mean you get to show it play by spy. You hang out with your buddies for, for a couple of hours during the day, actually all day, really? So it's fun to me. I, I enjoy the clubhouse atmosphere, you know, picking on each other. You know, the back and forth wittiness, like it's, it's so much fun to me. I couldn't imagine doing anything else like a typical media person. I lied because I have one more and I meant to ask this earlier talking about pitching the ninth inning. But you know the way it is in a ballpark, when you're out there preserving lead, whether it's one run or to run and you get to that last hitter and you get to two strikes and everybody on there. Everybody gets on their feet and they are expecting they want to strike out. Okay. Do you want to strike out in that situation of course? Absolutely. 'cause you can hear him to. It's almost like for especially for me like you throw that pitchy Faust off called strike. Whatever somehow when you get the two strikes as he's throwing the ball back to me that you can just feel it. The energy in the ballpark erupting in like it's loud. But the moment you step back on the rubber it's almost like it all goes away. Like it's just that calm feeling again. And then the moment he swings through it. And this just this ear piercing noise, it's one of the coolest feelings, you could ever imagine in your life. And I hope you have many more cool feelings like that. I wanna thank you Will Smith. And I wish you luck the rest of the season. Awesome. Thank you. Thank you for listening to this edition of the giants flash podcast. We'll have many more as we lead up to the halfway point of the two thousand nineteen season. Giants double plays. Part of the San Francisco, Chronicle podcast network, Audrey Cooper is editor in chief, if you like this show. Please subscribe Tele friend or give us a review. You can support giants double play and a lot of great journalism with subscription to the chronicle. There are print and digital editions. You can find out more at SF chronicle dot com slash subscribe. If you wanna find me on Twitter, I am at Hank Shulman or you can Email me at h Schulman at SAF chronicle dot com.

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55 | Dan LaMorte, Comedian and Runner

Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness

59:44 min | 10 months ago

55 | Dan LaMorte, Comedian and Runner

"Today's guest is doing his part one step at a time to put the final nail in the coffin of the Lazy stoner stereotype Dan. The more is a man on the move. He's a working comic in a distance runner training for his first alternate marathon, and you know what he does before, and after most of his ten to twenty mile train runs smokes a joint Dan takes the runner's high quite literally, we talk about how can this help some get in the zone for pounding those vials comedy in the age of Covid. That time in grade school when he dressed up as an Elf and a lot more this podcast, my website cannibalism with dot com in my weekly newsletter five boom Friday are all focused on how cannabis in CBD can help you achieve better wellness in how to find CBD. Trusted in reliable you can subscribe to this podcast at Apple podcasts stitcher spotify Google podcast or your favorite podcast player, and if you enjoy the show, please leave review in help us expand our reach. Thanks to our producer Danny Milwaukee and here now is Dan. Lamar. Cannabis is booming and Cana boom is on it walk the cannibalism podcast re interview experts on the changing story of humans health hamp from San. Diego years your host. Tom Stacey it's Tom. We're back this week. We have Dan the more comedian from New Jersey who is also known as a runner who likes to get high. So given a new wrinkle to the runner cy how you doing Dan good. Thanks for having me. Yeah. That's for sure. I'm known for saying the best way to get the Ranas is that the arena that's high? And I live by that. That's so funny because I have been running for decades in they talk about endorphins and those were these chemicals in your brain but the research has shown it's more related to cannabinoid to your endogenous cannabinoid in Ananta mind and all that. So you run stoned as well. Back in the day. Sure. Yeah. These days not not quite as much but so you're putting some miles in. Yeah mad about sixty mile weeks right now I'll I do eventually want to get that up to one hundred mile weeks bud annand beyond that. But right now it's just because I'm I'm training race specific. I. Met I Ultra Marathon October tents. which is thirty three mile race through sand trail in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. That's kind of what I'm prepping for right now I feel like at thirty three mile race, you know sixty to seventy miles a week is pretty acceptable for that. Sure. I'm kind of staying at bear. Yeah. So it Kinda running stone for me is I wouldn't say I'm high for all of the runs because I am an endurance runner. So a lot of these runs when I'm gone out, are you know above fifteen miles above ten miles? Nelson. If I go out, the lease is eight miles so I'm only smoking a joint before I go out. and run some routine is kind of the night before our role might Arroyo a nice big grandma and a half cone for the next morning, and then I'll wake up and whenever whether it's a I'm usually driving for running trails. So say when I'm ten minutes away a light up the joint because it takes about ten minutes to get down. So Right When I get to the run I have no other choice but to get out and just start running you know you know you talk about couch lock which becomes a problem. But if you're out there, you're already out there and your ready to run you don't have much choice right? That is what I found. Yeah 'cause they don't get me wrong. I mean I. Think the reason people associate you know the Lazy Stoner is because we just helps you do whatever you WanNa do in that moment. So if you WANNA, relax and you're smoking to relax, you're gonna melt into that couch you're gonNA look like the Lazy stoner. But if you're telling yourself, hey, his weed is propelling the first four miles myron. Now. It takes on a different meeting. It becomes something that actually it's kind of like a pre workouts. May I feel like the first four or five miles or really else while I'm sounds just sceneries little prettier. The joints feel a little looser. It's good because those first few miles you're supposed to just find the ease into the Ron. So your body's Kinda just feeling it all. And then I smoke one after I don't do any mid run whatever our stunned I am to go out. That's what I stay at when I get home from the run I smoke, I do actually feel it helps a lot with inflammation. It helps with my knee pain. It puts me in a good mood kind of for the rest of the data not seal as much. The brunt on the joints right? If you're putting sixty miles a week. Yeah. You have some recovery for sure I did a few marathons and I've maxed out at about sixty five a week in boy when you hit the pillow after a twenty mile or it's delicious kind of sleep your it's lights out in is and It's weird I still find myself taking like Nyquil some nights in an advil pm because I am tough sleeper but it's like I. Don't know if it's habit at this point because there are some nights go right out and there are some nights i. still you know what the problem is. There are some nights I lay in bed and I, have such an obsessive mind that I'll just think about running. Part of me will WANNA put on my running shoes and go out and I'll think about my race coming up I'll about what it feels like the cross, the finish line, and next thing you know it's four five in the morning I'm not able to get sleep and I have a every every day to seven alarm even through the pandemic. Felt like if anything it's more necessary, even I don't have work anymore. It's Kinda just set the alarm for seven I get up and do it anyway. Well. So you pretty high, you didn't start with a ten K. or half marathon you went straight to the ultra. Yeah, I call it stupidity or just getting a little into David. Goggin Su. is a podcast. I had heard on podcast called the rich role podcast who is this incredible? Navy seal who went on to become one of the greatest all runners in his first race ever was an ultra marathon i. don't know if that kind of influence me or in my head I was of like I really am always all or that's. And once more all that crazy distances. Sure I've seen that dude, he's always running. There's just a lot of video of him running He is insane. There was one point of his life where eight weekends in a row. Eight hundred mile races and like one hundred mile races enough to usually put some of the most down runs out for six months. They won't run for another six months. He did eight weekends in a row and he wasn't stoned for any of it that blows my mind that's incredible. He's he's made of something You know when I was doing marathons that lasts six miles was always brutal. When you're getting like electrical impulses down your arm and you're you're hitting the wall for sure I don't end that another. Eight miles on top of that or thirty three you said. So that's another seven on top of the marathon. But yeah, and that's another one of the interesting things for me because I feel like a lot of marathoner should go into ultramarathons. They have this weird moment of their race where they hit that marathon mile and there head like Salk, I gotTa keep going. But if you've never run a marathon before you're not gonNa have that ceiling, you're not gonNa feel like at that marathon is you've never hit that you know you've never been in a race for you but that only in training. I mean I do have my first thirty mile training run at the end of this month just to kind of put myself at ultra distance thirty miles. Make sure it's all good go. And I'm going to take it down to the next Munson August thirty first out. Tober tenth. I'll take it down mileage only go to forty fifty a week just to bring myself in pretty good shape to the race. You've lost lot of weight in this process. I have in the past year and a half I've lost. Now I would say I got down to one hundred, eighty, three pound. That was I. Lost One hundred, seventy pounds. My highest was three, fifty, four was what was I would say two years ago when I was twenty three, I'm twenty five. Now when I was twenty three I, let my weight get. Up to about three, hundred, fifty, four pounds and yet it down since then it wasn't always the running running as I would say, started this past winter that was for me when I started really getting into, it was diet change at first more than anything giving up gluten, which is not very exciting. Not Giving up gluten isn't as flashy has endurance running. Sto. What's Your Diet? Like now you can probably eat anything you want yes. Oh my My Diet now is I've actually I found myself having really bad stomach issues again, which is why gave up gluten was a doctor told me I might not see like disease two years ago. So I gave up the glue for an extended period of time, and then when I started getting up to fifty mile weeks two months ago or so I found my body really not. Doing that. Well, it's because I was still only eating one meal a day. I wasn't taking proper nutrition and I called up adopting a all this stuff's going on my stomach again, what's up these? I will watch change like run a fifty miles a week. He's like. Well, what's supplements? Are you taking vitamins? What's your diet like and I told him will note vitamin snow supplements and I'm eating like one meal a day and he's like Well there's your answer right now you got severely Jack Up, your sodium intake food intake. So now I I really don't care what I eat anymore I love Candy I've always loved Gandhi. That's my people are like, how do you have you lost weight with the munchies because they know I'm very vocal about how stone diamond how often it is and I'm like I, never did give it up. You know I just worked out harder to be. Able to eat three packs this week today if I wanted will you're definitely burn some calories. I mean when I, when I was into it the last weeks of marathon training, the weight would just fall away and I would even have like wets wake up just soaked in sweat because my metabolism I think was going overtime the I weigh myself before every running after every ron and I kind of adjust accordingly to how much liquids then. To put in I, kind of try to end each night. The same way when I woke up to make sure I don't lose anything. I'm I'm no longer at a point of my life where I'm really wanting to lose weight anymore I kinda gained about seven pounds. I'm sitting at about one ninety now an unsigned and that's where my body's kind of staying with Avenue put so much liquids in because the New Jersey Summers get pretty brutal. Run and I mean, it's not rare for me to lose anywhere from else eight to eleven pounds on around a lot of waterways obviously. But top it off. When you get back like you said, have you ever tried edibles when you're running, you know I haven't done it yet because what scares me with that ables and I am very much in a regular edible consumer outside of athletics is the unpredictability of it. You know there are some times where I've I've taken the same brand of edible twice in the way it hits the second time in the same way hits me the first time. So I kind of feel like if I get to a brand that I trust a bit more where I feel like the reaction is pretty. Similar I think I'd tested out but for right now joints really. What works best for me, which weirdly probably isn't the best thing because of smoking on the lungs I smoked before join today. That's not the best belongs right that would concern me a little and then also with an edible, it just takes longer. You know you might be a half hour into the runner or you take it sooner, but it does last longer to yeah, I had a I had the Belgian chocolate bar that was four hundred milligrams I got two of them since. I've had three of them's. Each of them I mean w wrong highs, various dance I don't eat them all want shot me and my girlfriend the first time we took it, we made the mistake of eating hundred milligrams each, which is a very normal number for us anywhere from hundreds of to fifty. But this particular chocolate was very strong week we went out with a sober couple. So we take this edible relentless call, our friends make them come get dinner with us. We sit down and she gets hit with it really bad like one of those edible. One of those edible tell she's going to not have a great night and that's scary because she has the same tolerance as I do. So I know it's coming for me. I joked that it was like watching someone get hit with the same car you're about to get hit by. At, one point I literally turned to the other couples are you guys not feeling the wind on your eyelashes right now? And then Lo and behold I got hit with it. It turned really bad and we ended up yet home but then I took it down to fifty milligrams fifty milligrams pieces and when we did that the high was pretty good. So I think if there was one I'm GonNa try it would be that chocolate I like Konak Kayan Ha. Really. Good Brandon there they come a little ten milligram. Gumy's that sometimes I split those in half when I'm going to sleep. So you're way above neon terms of milligrams, but you know I would experiment with that because your lungs I notice I I don't like to inhale the suit and ashes of joint too much anymore, I do some dry vaping and that's Kinda. Gentle and not as intense, but the edibles might work for you to do us any CD, any bombs or anything I don't I've been sent a few from companies and I've never actually tried it my mother at one point I was sent one from Brandon my mom took me and she really enjoyed it from what I heard. I don't use any myself. I'm very much i. just ice. That's it is my knee a lot all day. Runs I should try I thought about CD, bombs, I just you know it's one of those things like there's so many when you get into distance running, there's so many things that are on that checklist. You know like just going to run every day the liquids after bring with me my water vast my hand held bottle. It's like there's so many things that are now getting caught. It's so expensive to athletic. Yeah, it's harder and harder to get out the door I hate that the. About. Running his the running shoes you'd think they'd adventures by now that that have a longer life three, hundred, sixty, four, hundred miles, you should pay me to hit four, hundred miles. I'm running four, hundred, thousand a month you give me a free pair shoes. Right what are you wearing? What are you like? I right now I'm really on a Hokey I love them. Out this year and I like him a lot meet to that feel like you're slow in their cushy bottom that they're really good for trail running. Trail running is really been something that I've fallen in love with Kinda the overall. Just there's something free about it especially when you're stones. The trail running to me I'm not a very religious person, but it is the most fearful I've ever felt in my life because you have this angelic and very serene environment like nature that that that if there is a higher power, it's put here by whatever that power is. Now it's as beautiful thing, and then you're doing this masochistic long distance running breaking your body in nature alone it kind of feels like some weird human sacrifice. Hoke is yeah. I don't know where I got from open to that but hoke is a Mizuno ice. I always run between different pairs. Iran in the woods up in Michigan In College I worked on mackinac island there was no cars allowed. Eight mile perimeter path, which was great. But then you could get up in the island up the hills in the in the woods and yet like you describe it's you know the Japanese call at forest bathing it's there is something almost sacred about it. You're just moving fast in under your own power and there's nobody else out there. It's really great. And it's ruthless in some guy fall. In many times know trail running is people. Don't realize it's not just running forward. It's a lot of falling. It's a lot of miss. You have to figure out you have to plan I think we've got a plan ten steps ahead I look at Z. Where's this? Where's this rock? You know what am I going to propel? Is this a rock could use to move forward or is this Iraq that's GonNa roll, my ankles a jump on it. So it's like this really interesting thing we have to be so in the moment and even looking soulard a bit but then you also after the present with your breathing it, we'd to me working in with it it. It seems a bit more natural because you know we comes from the ground. That's his natural thing it just. feels. Like nature's pre-workout very interesting. I never thought it would have the ability to propel workouts the way it did because I was a lazy stone for. So long there's a race up in the bay area called the dipsy the IP sea in there was an old movie from probably the seventy s with Bruce dern. This race is a real thing you got to be in a lottery to even get in it. It's really hard to get in, but it's super treacherous people break their legs and fall down cliff since toughen. The old timers who win because they have some knowledge of course. I. Guess I don't know you're right. I. Mean you can always hit a route you can get lost. I mean, there's there's a lot of danger running through the woods and nowadays there's a a path here but it's there's too many people in Asia Kobe WanNa on somebody and be breathing heavily so I'm. kind of on the streets and running the hills right now. Yeah. I missed the woods I SRI run at because I got. We got my town in New Jersey I. Hit by hurricane yesterday. So I went to my favorite trout today it's called the Clayton Park four mile loop. It started out in those four miles yet about a thousand feet elevation gain it's pretty brutal all routes. Real, lot of trees and I went there this morning and it was destroyed. I took about maybe twenty steps in it was just the trees were too big. You can even get a run. So I just I was in this weird moment where I dirtied this specific trails thirty minutes from my house like I said earlier, the joint gets smoked ten minutes before I get to the location. So now, I'm standing at the trail head, I need to do eight miles of recovery run. And I'm like fuck should I go home Or but then you're going to waste the highest I. Just I slapped on my hat, my handheld bottle and just went on the road in front of the trail and his randy eight miles around the towns I was like I'm not GonNa, waste this I it corona times have me really being this is the scarcest I've ever been with marijuana. So. So now to nugget this point. You're an athlete before this are baseball player, right? I was that was a that actually had a large I think that is why I've been able to jump. So heavy into running when I played baseball I was a pitcher and pitching and rene very much. Go Hand in hand for the control of lactic acid through your body like after you have the starting so run. My coat IDA coach that said through six innings it made me run you know. Three miles the next day or six miles whatever it was. You know usually half for the full amount of how many things you fetched. I played up until college. I added a few scholarships and I bought my arm might true I game like opening day of the NC Double A. Season of I? Guess it would be two thousand fourteen. I blew out. My arm is a true freshman Yaojie. The kind of classic throwing your arm out the way it happens. Yeah I guess. So I mean, it was I think was my second inning of work through a change in the dirt and I heard like very much. They don't lie. You hear the popping of your arm I heard my arm explode and I kind of knew in that moment something was wrong I been playing baseball since I was you know since i. Speak as either pictures may hold in a bad at Bazi al four year old and. I kinda knew something was wrong and I woke up the next morning Mr was really swollen. Gotten MRI UCLA owner collateral ligament was one hundred percents torn off the bones to get Tommy John Surgery which is elbow reconstruction. They take a for me specifically, they took a part of my right and string and drilled three holes mile tied it back in to replace the tendon but I was never able to come back from it. A lot of there's like a seventy five percent success rate. I was not in that percentage you have enough function in your daily life that you're just not able to throw a fastball anymore. Not able to throw a fast money more. There is definitely you know it's been. Twenty five. Now, I got hurt when I was eighteen. So it's like if you've had the same pain for seven years, it's like is the pain gone or have you just adapted to it? That's where I think I am with it like there are certain moments right could really focus on it and I'm like Oh. This still hurts on a daily basis. Then there are other moments where you Kinda just forget about it. I will say being an athlete again, my body does feel overall better I. Don't notice as much pain as did when I was immobile, not running in losing all that weight that had to be a stress on your body as well. I don't think people realize the stress that that way puts on you I mean it's when I come to think of it. It's like a it. I would have an extra hundred seventy pounds on my mid sexual go to time shoes like what that does your back, what that does to your spine when you ask when it has to like. It's hard to the Frederick years. When you go to bend over to tie your shoes would really make your spine crooked. I was starting to get abnormalities back there because of just my body was no longer away or was functioning properly and others too much that in a way. That's a big change to lose much weight you're doing it sounds like you're maintaining running will definitely the way down yeah. I had to find the balance. You know I had to find the balance between athletics but also still making sure I could be a kid. Who enjoyed candy as much as I do and and we'd and not really take away rewarding yourself. The is really such a big thing. You know I always joke that the guy the guests as from a house, which is where I go by Andy every day he must think, I'm the strangest dude in the world he saw me coming in by candy at three, hundred fifty pounds, and then he just saw me over the past year and a half still come in and lose one hundred seventy pounds while eating the same amount of candy. Ladies probably wondering what the Heck Diet is this guy on he's still eating candy. So there are tons row by all this retards there and I'll be the one who has to open the box underneath of sweet thoughts on the only one by sweet dark. When you're putting in sixty or seventy miles a week you can eat ice cream cake whatever you want. Yen the feeling of not feeling guilty is incredible because so much when when you're three hundred, fifty pounds eating that stuff, there is guilt and shame I remember when I was still when I was living with my parents I was eating like that I would you know they beat to bed before me I'd all the loot at night I would go to the garbage can and I would put my hand in it and make sure the garbage food you know three layers underneath garbage is want anyone to see what I did the night before now. I could care less. You know because people know I'm running sixty seventy miles. Who cares what you're eating fuel everything she wants is going is there something about running? No, it's almost like soap flagellation. It's you get into that mental toughness in a guy like David Goggin how can you make himself do that but you do become acquainted with pain in for me being able to kind of compartmentalize and say, okay, that's pain but I'm running. I'M GONNA keep running as hard as I. Can you learn about that? Yep, paint pain I think the. Saying is it's one of the The guy who can Klobuchar who is the creator of the Leadville Andrea? One of its marathons he said make friends with pain and you'll never heard a day in your life. Goggin has December. The you know I push to the other side of pain and what I found on that other side was just pure beauty and they're restricted that on the other side of pain is a world of imagination that I didn't know existed. You know I. I remember when I when I heard Geoghegan's I, that's when I started diving into this world of ultra running. It piqued my interest is anytime hear of a community. Of people pushing themselves beyond physical limits, money money dive a bit more into this and I I would watch these documentaries of ultra runners and all of them whether they were first place or finishing thirty forty. When they hit that finish line a high majority of them were it tears not upset you know very, and and that is what struck me rows like there's this this thing at these people are accomplishing and it's moving them to tear so that that is worth slowing from like this must be a very powerful thing that happened to me. After Boston Iran in there was just no controlling it i. just I could not you ran the Boston I. Did I did it twice? That's incredible. The whole thing about the pain is what's possible when you start out, you can't possibly cover that ground in that time. But as you work at it, you're physiologically changing what's possible for your body and that in itself is very instructive and very gratifying, I yeah and and so much. It is tricking your mind or just pushing a bit harder. I remember I was already into running before I had. Learned of David, Goggin. Runner at that point but people telling me adolescent data listen to this guy. John Number one morning it was cold. I would run the boardwalk in New Jersey in the winter. It was a bit extra cold and windy down there. Really whippy in the face and I'm an I was supposed to do the most I doing at that time was three four mile runs and I listened to go for the first time that morning and I'm blown away you know I set. My alarm for six am the first two hours a day spent dry or hours spent driving listen to him on the way to the beach and I'm Invest Mike. This guy's got the key knows at a push. So at this point, I'm runnin with just sweatshirts shorts and I would hold my water bottle. I didn't have a year at the time maybe twenty degrees out I dropped the water bottle. I would say less than a mile into the run. Maybe ten steps and it hits off the boardwalk rolls onto the beach and goes away I have no chance of getting this water bottle. So now I'm in this motor I'm like I'm not going to be able to get through these four miles but something snapped in my head and that day without any hydration I ran a half marathon without ever going longer than four miles five miles in my life, and it was in that moment like, okay he was onto something we are capable of a lot more than we know, and that's when something really snapped me rows like I'm not even in top shape right now and I just pulled this off. So what could happen if some trainings but in? Right, obviously transformed your body and you can transform your your mind in your will as well. I got a lot out of it. I just turned sixty I'm still running and. The knees are holding up and you look damn good. I mean you can deny through your forties that you've lost a step. I would go to racism still kinda place pretty well at my age group. Now it's always possible because you guys my age group even running. So if you show up your contention and you know, I, still get a lot out of it. It's definitely possible to overdue I mean you seen runners who are just too tight when you're putting in sixty seven miles, yoga might be a good thing to just some counter stretches and all that stuff. Oh Yeah I. Mean don't get me wrong. People have to you gotta take care. So I'm at the chiropractor two times a week you. Know you gotta find yourself a Chiropractor who won you could become friends with who gives you some good deals and to understands how hard you WANNA push. You don't want a is going to tell you know you wanna find a doctor is gonNa tell you okay and this is ominous. Get you there and you know my guy I'm with him two days a week and whether it's he's got some of these new laser treatments on the knee massaging. It's a world of difference and working swimming has really been something cool for Mayo. What I do is I kinda sometimes I'll just smoke and I'll go in the pool I'll do some laps al-also float Aaron Kinda. Do like bicycle kicks in the pool to just propel myself to the top the water and this workout the joints I feel like when you're in the water, you could really feel where the pain is centralized in your legs you Kinda work on that a bit more a blew. Out the, it band net sent me back but I put a vest on getting the water and just run in that resistance was great. You're not getting the pounding, but you're getting the resistance era working comic in right now I feel people need to laugh more than ever. You know we're still in lockdown. So how does that work in for you? Are you able to get out and work or you doing different things are doing zoom or? So might place in New Jersey is. It's quite great because I'm in central New Jersey and it sound calm analysis I'm about on a good day hour drive from Manhattan my girlfriend lives in a story of Queen. So a lot of my time is spent living in the city New York has come back a the outdoor shows you know we're not anywhere near indoor clubs will have a lot of shows right now in Parks A. Lot of the parks are allowing stand up. But one club specifically stand up New York kind of has monopolized the few of the parks in there running shows you know paid spots is like you're doing spot at the club except it's in a park that's been fun. We've had a lot of rooftop shows. There are some venues of open up their roofs to do stand up on end. It's kind of. A lot of comics it's this weird thing because right I if you were to talk to me eight months ago, I, would tell you outdoor comedy is the worst type of comedy show that exists. It really was I mean if you had an outdoor Gig, you weren't looking forward to it, laughter dies in the air laughter. Laughter doesn't need walls to bounce off. You do need a a good sound system. You do need people sitting down comfortable drinks outdoors shows where at least thing. Now it's kind of very it's kind of woodstock. He almost you know you're performing on bonds for groups of people I personally am loving it I it people wanNA laugh. They don't necessarily want to hear about corona. Virus they just WanNa hear jokes and it just feels more intimate stand up already felt intimate to me. But now it feels even more intimate like campfire stories that you just all outside in a park. It's tough that you get heckled by trains, car horns and a guy selling just walk in front of me in the park selling hand Margaritas as if I wasn't doing standup. Some states don't have opened it up like I just got an email today from one of the clubs at work a lot in Chicago and they're like, hey, how'd you feel about come back in September October were at fifty percent capacity indoor shows. In. Also, it's like it's this weird thing where there's enough there to make you feel like stand up still here bud not enough to make you forget about the past and how much did exist I mean this still is normal for us this very weird. The find financially the money hasn't been there. You know 'cause private gigs where made a lot of money privates on existing right now I, that's I who I've gotten. So interesting because I I feel right now there's more of an avenue for meets LMS voice be heard in and have financial rewards in that field in the motivation. Feel the inspiration field 'cause comedy just isn't era I think people. What I've learned through all this is I mean people need laughter but I also there's a there's an interesting ceiling to every week. No, there's messages coming in from people you know their scale saying to your literally the reason I started this. Is I started running because you have Iran in fifteen years and I'm like this is a feeling that I want to explore. I. Love. This idea that people are making changes because of small things that I've done and I've never posted my workouts online to to Brag it's always self accountability. Now it's a re- I get up and do it and I know because people looking forward to it while there are ways to share that now I mean do. Any of those APPs to track. Yeah, I. Track My runs withdraw by just started using it. I would say maybe last week or two weeks ago I was using just like run tracker that enough people like you gotta get Straw man. So I gotta get on Struggle Yeah. It's pretty cool. I mean I. I didn't have that years ago. I, just had a jim fix runners log. Drove the route then I. Look at my ironman figure my. For mild face. But now you have so much data you can have the heart monitor and all that stuff enough. He had never done any of that I still don't have a nice running watch. I mean I need to invest in that because I take a Nathan hand-held bottle and then I take my phone out of its case in just put it in the little pouch on the bottle. But my I'm not even lying by iphone sucks it holding charge now because of how it gets in there I've taken it through. You know I run through storms I've taken it out in the water with my own sweat getting in there my iphone this isn't working the same. Then you go and you look at these garments are like two, hundred, three, hundred dollars. Yeah. I try to Samsung I, sent it back at, it kept telling me to get up and move and I just couldn't handle that. I don't want to I wouldn't be able to do I. Please shut up on move on I want to. I don't know if you're at a crossroads or if there's a way to combine comedy and being a running an inspirational running figure. Oh Yeah. I mean that I? Think IT'S A. Across disease, it's an adaption. I'll find a way to include both because at the end of the day I know that I'll be doing stand up till the day that I die I've been doing it since I was a teenager is the one thing that I've loved more than anything I'll never go away from stand-up. It's just a matter of, is there another? I I do this all under the umbrella of comedy. You know if I could get runners. On my fan base and that's more people who are here to see your comedy. Now last year I had a lot of owners come on board because I would post more. We jokes Now I have people coming on board 'cause the weight loss and running it's like to me it. It's not really about one field or the other. It's just about the overall umbrella not of people becoming aware of whatever body of work you're doing if they want to like me for my weight loss, my comedy just. Do it. All you know it's like Jesse Hitler says building the life resume and that's what I feel like I'm doing I'm just adding thanks life resume That's part of comedy is your identity right? I mean mostly comics we'd think of their son idea them. We have in mind a lot of times it's racial or whatever it is maybe have a niche there. And the cool thing about doing stand up now as you know. I don't want to my own horn, but as someone who's now like an attractive young person when set of three hundred, fifty pound weird looking fellow I. It's a completely new world you know it I feel like I'm starting over again not in terms of creatively or how funny I am aware I am but it feels like I'm doing stand up as a new person. You, know when it doesn't feel like I'm doing comedy as the same person anymore, which is really been fun to see. It's like a new project. It's how it's easy to make being fat funny. But how do you make being an ultra runner? Funny. Was that part of your act before poking fun at yourself for your side I wouldn't say that I was economic who relied heavily on fat material but it was something that I had. You know it was like any alison, the room where it was just easy to address. You know if you go up there in your fat and you don't talk you don't mention that you're fat people are like this guy not now he's fat. So you would, you would bring it up from time to time but I. Don't I think when the weight loss really started to happen was, I wrote down. My acts is a lot of the reason I was putting off losing weight is I would sound myself. It's easier to be a fat comic which there's a lot of statistics beyond that that might prove that it is from a career standpoint. But I wrote down my act and I was like dude in the current jokes, you're telling you have to fats outs that's not enough to stay on healthy. That's a ridiculous thing to do to jeopardize your life. You know for your career. There were guys who did that I mean John. Candy and some of the other saline guys were definitely that was part of their entity for sure and and what what stood out to me was that you know I am when that's on losing weight I was twenty three that is a very formative age. Neuro plasticity of the brain they say for about twenty eight years old is when the brain really gets into this mode where it's harder to make changes. So I I told myself you know if I could get into this this mode at twenty, three, twenty, five to twenty five, lose this weight become this runner there's a good chance I could make this. You know how my brain functions throughout life. So this was my last ditch effort in a lot of talks a lot of family members you should get the weight loss surgery I had talked about it I researched it. There was one called blonde that I was really thinking of doing where it's a series of swallowing three different balloons. That take up space in your stomach, and then I had this moment rows like you. You were college athlete. You're telling me you gotTA. Swallow. Balloons to lose weight. That sounds so unhealthy slowing glue they just do it yourself. Yeah, that sounds terrible. And it scared me it scared me that was like Alma a point in my life where people don't tell me maybe swallowing balloons is now they decision for me? Yeah. Well, I'm glad you didn't take that route who knows what it'd be like running with balloons in your stomach. Maybe, the float a bit more. Comfortable to. have. Balloons in your son. Now, maybe they could pump it up in your flown above the track link tower HAMARA. So, I've been a copywriter all my career in I was thinking about this before we got on as a copywriter creative work and you know sometimes you're in a meeting with people and they're like, you're the writer can you come up with something I always late not right now that's not how it works. I gotta go back and just work through my brain. Puts them together and then I'll show you and over the course of my career I started as a journalist in it was always the WHO, what, where, when, why would construct a story around that when I got into marketing Kinda the same thing what you want the audience to know and how do you want them feel what do you want them to do? So you construct messages around that and then search engine optimization came along in. Google. Kinda. Changed the game. If you thought somebody wanted to fix it Danton her car and you thought they were going to go to fix a dent maybe that's not what they were putting yet. Maybe it was something absolutely different times it was so this wondering. From comic standpoint is there anything like that where you could type into Google? Funnier not thank you. I wish I mean that that's the interesting thing about comedy is that not only is it so? I mean. It's so personal to each person on what they find. Funny but even what you find funny today. Might not be what you found. Funny yesterday depending on what happens you in that debt so I feel like your audience is so personal and so all over the spectrum of personalities that you just have to throw stuff out there slight I would say a comedians. Optimization is the I. If you're a headliner, you're due to sixty minutes, set those first ten minutes or like your optimization. You'll throw a few different jokes out there whether it be observational dirty clean of deprecating a throw a few different styles and you'll see what that crowd is reacting to most, and then moving forward in those last fifty minutes, you'll try to cater the set. Not Cater but you'll you'll try to work more of the material that you see that that crowd saw was working. Or then there's the flipside or you could just tower in trying to get them to laugh out what you'RE GONNA say Anyway Is kind of like getting high setting always matter. So you're you're operating on many different levels right? You're you're reading the room maybe you have some prepared material maybe you're spontaneously just working off the crowd. There's a lot of different ways to tackle this I imagine. Oh, for sure and and truthfully. As, a performer very hard to not bring your day into the set as well. So you know if I'm happy on stage that set my go better than if I had a fight a really bad day bring that day on stage at set may look a lot different than the night before when I had a great day. So it's like comedy really live comedy comedy to me is one of those things that just needs to be seen lives his you're not ever going to get that moment again, it is a moment in time. It's a moment that only exists with you in that audience there's a certain chemistry and a certain avid and flow to the to the. Just the air of the room that I don't think could ever be replicated like you have comedy albums sort put a set of hours by on. I'll take the Senate Zanies in Chicago and put that onto a CD but even that will give you what it was like to be in that moment whether it be in a comedy club relied now outdoor shows and apart we are all part of something. Now you know you are part of this moment and it's hard to ever replicate that. I. Think. Roy. Or. Even know what you're looking for. Like you walk into a room. You're sometimes the only way to know what that crowd is. GonNa Laugh at this, just wash the comics before you see how those comics did, and even that sometimes means nothing because there are times when great calmest go up and do bad. You know four comics go up who are pretty good not too good at them. That's just I'll go up and for some reason he'll do great. And he might just be as good as the other people you know it comedy is one of these things that I've learned there are no rhyme or reason. So it's a real art. I mean you have to read the crowd you have to bring everything that's going on into it, and as you said, be there in the moment. Yeah, and that's why I think I've found so much solace in trail running because it brings me back comedy is another one of these skills where you very much not only has to be in the moment and in the present but your mind also has to be ten steps ahead. You know you have to think all right I'm going from this job where am I going after this whereas trail running like all right I see that stone coming up I see that stone coming up isn't that route coming up? So it's like you're in the moment with this current stat but then you're also ten steps ahead wears GONNA go. Then you've got to trust your instincts. Running coach who just said, just keep your eyes level in the you'll magically adjusts to the trail. Now weird that sometimes work there's mountain in New Jersey Call Mount Tammany that I would never recommend anyone to run but there are some times I'll go there and Rana. endurance hike up, and then run down and I've almost taken some really gnarly stills there but it's year feet for the most part even when you're not looking have this magical way to Kinda. Just steal the terrain out you're perceiving it and you don't even know it yet I'm saying that as a guy who currently has a swollen and cut up need from falling on a tree stump on a trail I run regularly. So I-. Pavement a couple of weeks ago I was just I changed my shoes. That day were the Nikes instead of the Ho-. KAZAA. I don't know what happened but I just went down. In. Wrenched my wrist in two. Weeks to recover. That's the other thing when you age just everything takes longer judy and that's Kinda and it comes it's kind of like comedy. You just have to be comfortable with the slip ups. You know joke doesn't work. You can't just abandon the setting like when I was two miles into a run the other day of a half, Marathon Ron and I fall on a tree stump and my legs bleeding on like all right now, I just readjust the game plan now I still do the half marathon. A change the pace up on make sure the gate still there and it just Kinda I like things in life that could just be taken in the moment and you it move forward. The anatomy is comedy. You know comedies moving forward and hopefully funny forward and sunny. I. Try to say. Do you have any comic heroes Oh plenty I mean whether it's dead people like Mitch, Hedberg or Greg Giraldo. One. Of the first comics really helped me out of my career was Kathleen. Madigan. We're going to go live comedians I would say though for me Greg Giraldo was an Mitch Hedberg were the two most influential I mean draw though as this guy who was on roasts but he was also a brilliant comedian I mean he was a Harvard educated lawyer what the or maybe I don't know He. He went to one of the Ivy Leagues for you went to two schools. Colombian Hartford is just an he had his way of making very smart materials seen Mike it was coming from an average Joe or he would have you know regular old. New. York. Italians laughing at geopolitical bits and you're like this guy's a genius entity realize what they're laughing up. And Hedberg was just next level for me because I love short jokes and he was the ultimate one minor Kinda stonier comic. He was very unique wasn't so unique in both those guys stragically died young and that was something that I always start. You know when I was lucky to have. A lot of success young age that kind of tap it out because I got too much of it. So quickly, which was fine with me but. There was a period where everyone would joke all you're you're GONNA be saying this, but you're going to die at the time your thirty and I really believe that's true. I was so out of shape and so unhealthy guy, this is just the path on and all the guys I looked up to her comics who died young. So this seems fine with me, and then eventually it snapped in my head rows like well, if this is the truth that you're living that, you might actually put yourself in that at that I don't think he wants to be dead at thirty. Right, a lot of guys in their twenties half to your adolescence can go out for a long time if you're not careful. And it could become to accepted. You know there are some behaviors I, mean if you don't surround yourself with the people who are going to call you on your bullshit, you could stay in the same. whole for quite some time and I was lucky enough to get to a point in my life where I decided to start surrounding myself with the people who are being a little more critical than not is I knew they were the ones who were going to ultimately help me towards my goals a lot of the and roll people who died the twenty seven and you know we're probably surrounded by people who said Yes yes. Yes. Yes. Whatever you want I mean who's going to tell Hendrix not to take drugs you know. Tell me about the success you had. Were you a teenager still when you when you were successful or how did you get started? So when it became clear that my arm really wasn't. I, mean I guess I. was in the Rehab process started in I went to an open Mike and I kind of I did really bad and I went to an open mic in the city and it went well, and then I started barking, which means you would stand in front of a venue in trying to get people in if you've got a certain amount of people in you get stage time. So I made this very weird plan that I was always told at a young age yet do like five open mics a day to be successful in New, York City, and I was a stubborn. Bratty kids. I was like I'm GonNa do no open mics and that was the route I took for while you know. So it was interesting thing right became this kid who who started barking and getting stage Simon Clubs in it got better and next thing you know I'm getting club spots a year in at two years in I became the fastest comics ever. Get past that legendary comedy cellar, it's the biggest club in New York probably the biggest comedy club in the US it's unheard of for anyone is two years in to get past that but I got the audition work for a year. Anna after a year they kinda sought through my bullshit stopped us me. I wasn't good enough at the time. You know a there's. Good for two year comic but I was no comedy cellar. and. That was one of the first downfalls I mean I would never say I had a ton of success at TV appearances. Was Show called Gotham. Comedy live I did a few times they're getting doug with high, which was a good show I was on was a panelist on Fox News show called Red I. Like there was some things popping up but the problem was. Will. What happened with me was the comedy that was the big change is when they stopped using me, it was a very big moment rake because I had put. So much of my investments comedy happiness is revolved around how stand up is going. To stand up is one of these jobs really needs to just go all enter or nothing. so you everything in your life starts revolve around your happy when stand ups going well. So for a year my life I was you know blissful on showers way overweight but I was at the sellers it was all sign. When the seller went away, I was in this moment rows like all right now you're twenty-three-year-old goose three, hundred, fifty pounds, and you're not in the cellar anymore. So are you gonNa find your own happiness because comedy is giving the happiness? That's a moment. Yeah. That was the most success of the comedy cellar for me. If I had to trace back the biggest success in my life, there would the that's how important that club is for comedy is like getting in that triumphs any TV appearance any article written any tour that I put together done thirty city towards that. But you gotta myself getting into the cellar was still a big one for me and for a while it upset me that I wasn't in there anymore. But the lessons I learned in the people I got to meet. You know I got the. Dinner With Chris Rock, Louis, C. K., become friends with Tracy. Morgan like it was, I got the hang out with chapelle go to Dave after party, which is a saw things there that I don't think I'll ever see anywhere else. You know I got to live that life for a while and I got to see that that wasn't actually what was going to bring me happiness I mean I still do hope to be as you know a famous comic why not? Who does want that but I I'm I'm very content in how I found ways to be happy outside of standup now. Were you the like the class clown? Were you funny kid all the time one, hundred percent I wouldn't say I was popular. There's a big difference between class popular but I definitely was always the person who liked. It wasn't rare that when the first day of school came the way, the teacher alphabetized the desks at La Mort was the one that would be front and center in the front of the room. It was never rare for teachers know who I was going to their class because they would talk to the teacher from the year. Before I remember one time I went to Catholic high school and Saint Giambi any. If you got enough detentions your put on the no dress down downloads, we get like one dress down day a month you can wear whatever you. Want you got too many detentions. You had to wear a uniform year round. So I was on that list very quickly and It was Christmas time and they give us one big dress down day before that. But I had to wear my uniform side you know what not going to do that. So I came into school dressed as an Elf and not just like, L. Scott. I had booty short John L. Shoes. I had an entire Elf costume decked out with bells had a hat an rosie cheats and I, forgot that we had mass that day. Mass was held in the every every student faculty member comments the gymnasium the priests would come in, and here I am having to go walk up the body blood of Christ is decked out jingle bells the in you could hear a pin drop rattling my bells the hallway up. And that was that was common thing I was always in trouble always the Dean's office making jokes that I should have and it was it. I was I, love comedy. When I play baseball, all my friends listen to music before games the pump themselves up I was listening to Bill Hicks George Carlin. Mitch. Adverts. I was listening to stand up before big gains because that was what I loved and worthy I never thought I would do it until the day that. I did it I just decided one week to do it. Your parents were supportive and M, my dad drove me to my first Mike. He came with me to my first Mike's I was so nervous, how much is it a confidence game standing up in front of a bunch of strangers in trying to convince them I, mean to do it. It's a confidence game for sure to get up there to confidence game, but I think more than anything comedy is timing. I mean I know comics who have been doing it for ten years Samba able to figure out there. They're not that funny. Because of that you know timing is everything need the ability to kind of hold that audience in the hands in the palm of your hand I know when you're going to hit them with the punchline know when you're GonNa hit them with the tag that gets extra laughs on the punchline light it so much of it is just Iming I think for real. Confidence a part but I mean at Donald some comics are not to get drunk there. That was never meet for one reason or another talking to the audience was never something that made me incredibly nervous I get more nervous now weirdly so I guess 'cause the blind confidence goes away like when I was nineteen or twenty I would say twenty, twenty, two, twenty, one was my most confident years in comedy now it's. More realistic. Now I am more nervous the on stage now, but it's because I lived through more and been through more comedy. I. Know What can happen up? There is a cannabis part of your show I mean I definitely performed stoned it's not rare for me is most of my life I am I do a good amount of we jokes, but I also do try to make it known that I'm not. A stone or comedian comedian who happens to be stones I, love joking about weed but I don't like the stigma that comes with being like a stone or comic for some reason you're looked at as not being able to be as great as funny. It's like a a hacky kind of thing but then I make the argument like Mitch was stone or comic. Now that guy those clear stoned observations as clear stone thoughts I bought an ant farm. Those mother fuckers ain't growing shit I mean that's such. A stone observation at the classic Enver Joe Definitely gives you a perspective in a lot of times. It's absurd and that's funny. Yeah, I find so much humor in the absurd because it's just Gimme a short absurd one liner that's goofy. I love that stuff. You have so much material i. mean there's so many absurdities. Today were neck deep in them I mean. You don't have to look too hard right Oh. That's for sure. Whatever we covered Dan that we should. You tell me we talked a lot about running. Isn't that the funny thing when you get into running, you could just talk about in a lot. I'm afraid it's boring to some people who are runners but I I can talk about it all day I. mean there's so many elements to short distance long distance you're training your diet, your recovery, all that stuff. Who hasn't tried stone running at the and it's only reach out to there like do you actually run stone? I'm like, yeah, they're like. They say there's no way I could do it and I'm like well, have you ever tried it? No. Then how could you say that I mean sure there are some downsides the amount of times I've thought my headphones or bees in my ear a lot a lot of times I've swatted my headphones out of my ear. Outside at ad although I had a buddy. When Time tell me if I have a ranch stone I think I'd forget how to run I. Don't think I'd remember like that's not true and then after he told me that the next day I was like, how do you run? You're definitely GONNA listen to your body a little more like you said, those first few miles kind of loosening up and okays by. My Quad tight or is my foot strike right things are going to occur to you that might escape your attention otherwise The only downside is when you when you're stoned to start the run, I've found that sometimes I'll go out a little too quick. A little too I'm not feeling the pain is much because I'm now stone. So I'll go out and my slits will be a little too fast start. And so I've had to do a better job of that lately. Kinda. Just tell myself at the stone portion of the run as the enjoying part. Don't push during it. Just Kinda take it all in stride, get the pace down and then push that forward four miles get about swore in before I push. I can see how that could happen. Are you an indica guy or a sativa guy or does it matter? It. There was a point where I would have told you sativa but at this point I've done so many long distance run on heavy indicas that I'm like I don't think it matters to me anymore I do although last week I had something called. Papaya was a strain called Papaya and I've never had runs the way I've run on Papaya they were incredible. It was it was was a hybrid and it really was bringing me some great runs. This week I'm on some weird indicate heavy one that that hasn't been as fun to run but I still get done. Anyway I, don't see a huge difference in the two for me anymore. Yeah. I mean there's a a strain. The just gives you energy energy dope. Gorilla Glue is that for me which I know it's not that for a lot of people but I would have some really solid runs on gee-gee Four. He podcast yourself now don't you. Had One before corona. So I was doing a podcast that was actually incited deadly was called in the aisle. We would sit on milk crates in the middle of an aisle of an Open Deli interview people you know people ranging from Comedians to you know UFC fighters to Bobby Bockel off from the Sopranos. Range. But because of Cova that you know you can't really sit on the floor of a Deli and open your mouth anymore so I I'm currently. My big issue was I feel like. We're in a time where podcast really need a hook or like a point of view and I was struggling to find one digging moving forward. What could I do and then someone was like well, you are the hook their like you have a following, you've lost one hundred seventy pounds becoming an ultra runner. You're a stand up comedian like your story is the hook just people wanNA listen you just start a podcast again, I used to have a solo podcasts or riches may people liked it? So I'm starting this one, we're in the process of science called on the way with Dan the mortgage is going to be interviews with people that I wanNA talk to that I've met on the way of life. You know whether it's Comedians or athletes her family members it doesn't matter just people I want to have conversations with. and. If it gets listens, it gets listens of a dozen a dozen. It's going to be a project that's. Have Gotten really into the rich role podcast wasn't a big ritual guy until recently in the. Conversations with people finds interesting and there's something really cool to that to me that I want to. Listen to Conan. Somewhat Conan O'Brien needs a friend. Yeah. Yeah he's always. Absurd himself but yeah. It's a good time to do something like that. You and I wanted to be no comedy. But also not you know if I wanNA, have a platformer. If I WANNA just talk to another runner I WANNA put that out there and you know just I don't WanNa feel like always having to be funding in the Deli. There was this idea that we were comedy podcasts we were pushing for jokes I just want honest conversations humor pops up which it will because I'm gonNA, try to make it funny. It'll be great but also just want the ability to Kinda share what I've learned I've learned so much in Aba able to correct a lot of the wrongs. Of My life if I could pass that on nerdy seen some people taking interest in the story. So why not give them a little bit more by can help you know even one person each episode that that's worth it to me. So you're sitting on the floor in the Deli is totally spontaneous. If somebody walks by they part of the show, we would I mean we would put up signs that would tell them like, hey, you're going to be on camera if you come now through till knows as well. But there were many episodes that we would leave and interactions where people are coming down the aisle to get something and we're completely thrown off by us. It was a lot of fun. You know I do miss it I miss the customer interactions more than anything. But for me to sit down either a co host and we would have guessed or two. It was a lot for me because I have issues on conversation I. Myself Am bid on the spectrum asked for autism spectrum disorder formerly known as asked Burgers. So it's very tough for me to be like a conversation with three or four people into it's hard for me to focus on one person. So I need to go back to a podcast from the host and there's one guest because it's the only way my brain will allow me to focus on the conversation. Yeah. Manage it a little exactly. I. Think our listeners are going to get some value from hearing about your story in the way. Cannabis has helped you along the way In continues to yeah this was a lot of fun I really enjoyed the conversation. With. Time. Good luck cleaning up from the hurricane and all that stuff too. Yeah. Thank you. The year stats that snatch mouth wounds famously said, the your star commented on stop gunman. Hopefully, we can. We can have you back on again sometime I'm curious about how the ultra is GonNa go and We'll. I'll be the I'm curious about how I'm going to smoke drink and how I'm GonNa plan by smoke breaks. You know it's the race directors will get mad if I sparked up doing, you might wanna bring dummies a bad i. think the race will. Be Gummy Day. That's why I think September is going to be a big of testing out edible running to see what works those Goo packets. I would use those towards the end of a marathon loss in I'm a big I'm a big energy being guy I loved jelly belly energy beans go and honey Stinger I'm a big honey singer guy get some of those with some thc. You, might might be on your win all my God. If they made edible honey singers, I mean you just discovered something we gotta we gotta contact honey Stinger for their California Office for sure. Thank you so much. Go on. Thanks for having me. You've been listening to the Cannibal podcast with host Tom. Stacey. If you like the show and WanNa know more, please check us out a cannibal with a K. dot com and please leave us a review of Apple podcasts or wherever you listen. See next week.

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