10 Burst results for "Ken Boyer"

"ken boyer" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

02:36 min | 8 months ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"Hodges, it was too late, but I'm glad that with Tony oliva and Jim Kat, they were able to get them in so they can make that speech this summer. Right. Yeah, so many, many years, so I think was just on the borderline at the hall of stats, but the hub sets does not include Negro leagues statistics yet. So you would think that that would probably be push him over the border plus all of the status as a trailblazer and a leader and an idol for a lot of Latin American players and all of the intangibles that come with him as a figure in the game. I think he was a pretty obvious figure and a snub that sadly did not get to see himself elected and I know that was something that he was sorry about. And that's sort of the same story with Boko niel who we will get to a little later here. But what is the story with Gilat? Because few players have had the consistent support that he has had over the years. I think if you were to come up with the three players who maybe had the most boosters or sympathies lying with them who were not actually in the Hall of Fame already, it might have been buck O'Neil and many, many years, so and kill Hodges. And Hodges, if you look at the numbers compared to, well, dick Allen, let's say they don't quite stack up. But Hodges has had the fame part and he's had the boys of summer mythologizing. And he's had the managerial case added to his playing days, case, I suppose. So what is it exactly that has kept him in the cooperstown spotlight going on 50 years here more than 50 years, almost 60 years since he retired and almost 50 years since he passed away. I mean, I have nothing against Gil Hodges, but isn't it bizarre? I was on so many podcasts talking about this stuff recently, and I've got 25 year old guys telling me about how passionate they are about Gil Hodges. How did this happen? You didn't watch him play. I understand that he's he was a big part of a major team in this golden days era. Honestly, it might have a lot to do with the fact that the golden days era is pretty well picked over and Gil Hodges is simply one of the best and most famous players left. You don't have any ludicrous with 70 5 war or whatever sitting out there in the golden days are about. It's pretty much like dick Allen Ken Boyer, like Jimmy win is one of the best.

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"ken boyer" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

07:31 min | 8 months ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"Negro leagues launch. We had the addition of some new stat head tools such as the span finder. We had the additions of the advanced batting tables. They have some new statcast data and other advanced data that we had been burying on some secondary level pages. So we kind of bubbled those up to the top. So some projects like that. And yeah, you mentioned some big ones before. I was contracting with sports reference for about 6 years before joining full-time and just over time. It was just like, yeah, let's do this a 100% of the time because I love it. So what's in the works if you're able to divulge what big projects are in the pipeline at baseball reference these days? I know that there's a lot of work going on in the nun, baseball reference sites that maybe are not quite as well trafficked by our audience, but probably a lot of our listeners visit a bunch of them. Yeah, luckily for us, they are very well traffic, even if it's not by baseball fans, we've got a lot of other fans too. A huge thing I can kind of talk about is just it's a big standardization project. We have going on in the background. We've had several sites as many people know and a lot of them do things very differently and one thing that we're working on now that maybe isn't too visible to the user is just kind of getting them all working in a very similar fashion so that we can start building features for all of the sites at once. We have ideas for all sorts of cool things that we'd like to launch not just for the reference sites, but for stat head too. And if we get the databases a little bit more in sync, we can do that much more rapidly. So that's kind of a behind the scenes thing going on right now, but it's going to lead to a lot of exciting stuff in 2022. Are there any pie in the sky slight features that you before you were working full-time or even consulting for them? Hope to be able to see a sport reference someday, something that when you were just a mere user of the site, an appreciator of it that you thought, huh, it would be nice to be able to do that, but you haven't been able to just yet. Maybe a hilarious answer I could give is I always thought when I was a user of the site, oh, the first thing that I would do if I was ever at sports reference is I would add the rosters of the free national association players from the 1860s, just so I could track the player movement from one team to the other. That is not something that I have moved forward on. It is still something that I'm interested in, but maybe one day I could do that. Make sure you have a little bit more complete story for players like Joe start and Ross Barnes. Yeah, I know that it's a job and they're probably aspects of it that can be tedious at times, but it must be a little like getting the golden ticket to some extent. If you were a baseball reference power user and you've had this wish list of features that you want and then suddenly you are the one in charge of or helping to determine the direction of the site and bring some of those things to life. That must mean what? I would think that must be kind of a cool job to have. Oh yeah, you don't want to even know how many times I just kind of message Kenny Jacqueline back and forth. And we're like, we get to do this for a job. And we just kind of laugh about it and kind of feel like we're cheating a little bit. Yeah. So I guess before you wound up at baseball reference, you created a site of your own, which is relevant to what we want to talk about today. And that's the hall of stats, which is an alternate Hall of Fame that is just the steps, just the math who would be in who would be out if we determined inductees purely on a statistical basis. So how did you come up with that idea? And how did you go about implementing it? Yeah, that came out of a bunch of articles that I wrote about at beyond the box score many, many years ago. Gosh, probably over ten years ago now, because the site is 9 years old now. So that came from feeling like my favorite players that I was rooting for were having a really hard time getting in the Hall of Fame. And some of it was for PED issues. Some of it was because the PED players were clogging the ballots. But I just really felt like the Larry walkers and even at the time, it was like the Craig BG os and Mike Piazza weren't getting into the Hall of Fame. And I was super frustrated about it. So I wanted to create a way to show how the statistical record only stacks up. Not only for the players that I had been rooting for, but I found that it was very interesting for deacon white was not yet in the Hall of Fame when I was doing that. And it was nice to show that he is a Hall of Fame level player and luckily he got in 2013, but I've interested in 19th century baseball too. So other players like Bill Dolan and Jack glasscock came from that as well. And I'm a huge fan of theirs, but also the Dwight Evans and Bobby glitches and dick Allen's of the world. It was great to have this measurement that was similar to war, but maybe it's kind of similar to jaws where it combines the peak in the longevity skills. We're getting kind of a sense of it based on that answer, but I'm curious, how would you describe your sort of Hall of Fame philosophy in terms of its size, the selectivity that it should display and how long these guys should have to wait before they're inducted? Yeah, it's definitely evolved when I started the hall of stats. I was basically like, this should be the Hall of Fame, get rid of the other one mine is better. My numbers are better. I've really softened my stance on that over the years. I definitely understand what types of things make Gil Hodges a compelling candidate to some people or Tony oliva, even if they don't have hall ratings of a hundred. There were players that tested my own theory like my son looked at me one day and was like, dad, how can David Ortiz not have a hundred haul rating? What the hell's wrong with this? So, you know, there are other things. And he made me help realize that as well. But in general, one thing that was really a theme of this year's Hall of Fame season was living players like these Eric committees keep putting candidates in after they've passed away. And in many cases, literally the next ballot when they're inducted like Mini-Me now. So Ron Santo, Marvin Miller, I think, had a couple of turns. But it's a problem. And we're seeing it with more candidates. And we had the possibility of it happening with more. Tony Levi and Jim cut are good players that are headed towards the Hall of Fame. They literally are. More than 50% multiple years, they're going to get in the Hall of Fame. Why not do while they're alive? So it took my person my personal philosophy was like, all right, Ken Boyer should be in the Hall of Fame maybe, but you know, he's not living, so maybe we can take his votes and give it to Tonya lever or Jim cart. And just a little bit more strategic voting to get people up on that stage when they can actually enjoy it. Who would be some hall of stats members, some current inductees who are not Hall of Famers who you feel strongly about and wish were in the actual Hall of Fame? Well, I was hoping that dick Allen was going to get the call this time. Unfortunately, he fell a single vote shy for the second cycle in a row. The last one being while he was still alive, which was particularly terrible. So he's certainly one off of the golden days probably the top candidate left from that era, except maybe Ken Boyer can bar is up there as well. From the modern baseball era, we've got Louis Whitaker and Bobby gretch who hasn't even gotten up to one of the modern baseball era ballots. Doid Evans is one of the top candidates as well. Louisiana on the pitching side..

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"ken boyer" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:25 min | 11 months ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"Go to costco or your local big box. Perhaps you got toilet paper on your list. Maybe some water cleaning supplies as well. But when you go to load up your car you see the signs that say two per customer or whatever. The limit is not as you might think. Thanks to reprise of the apocalyptic stockpiling early on in this thing. It's a supply chain again. But as marketplace's amanda peach reminds us limits on how much consumers can buy can backfire on retailers. Trying to sell it when there was a run on certain products in pandemic early days. The explanation was simple. Basically consumers freaked out. Ken boyer studies operations management at ohio state university and people heard. There's gonna be a shortage so they went to buy more but shortages now are much more about shipping delays and other supply chain constraints boyer says take toilet paper even if it's manufactured in the us the chemicals to make it might come from china or thailand. They're sitting on a boat. Offshore that becomes a delayed the toilet paper manufacturers sometimes. The shortage is in packaging or containers like cans for soda or bottles for water in melbourne. Florida alley strands. Saw a sign at the grocery store. At limiting the number of cases of water customers could purchase to to literally. My first thought was hurting. Strands checked her phone. No hurricane warnings so she thought what's going on with bottled water. She bought two cases and had her son. Do the same. You drink the bottle of water. But he was getting his shopping part for me. Because is there going to be a run on water. And that's why stores have to be careful about signaling. Shortages with product limits on we realize goods are scarce. They become more valuable to us. Care me. Burke is a behavioral economist with the university of southern california. I might not new toy right now. But i know toilet. Paper is scarce. So i may go stock up on it as much as i can at the moment. In burke says that unnecessary purchasing can add pressure to supply chains at exactly the wrong time. I'm amanda pitcher for marketplace. Okay let's work. The supply chain problem here then. Shall we limits on purchases. Amanda was just telling us about record-breaking containership backlogs that we recovered. I don't know how many times for consumers and those in the business of retailing to consumers not greats for those who occupy different slice of the selling stuff to people industry though. Oh it's a nice opportunity. Marketplace carolyn champion has more on that one think about a tinsel christmas tree that might be sitting on a shipping container. Right now says jeffrey seagal general manager at liquidity services. Hopefully that christmas tree makes its way in a timely manner through the retailer supply chain and is on a store shelf in time for the holidays but this year with ships waiting more than a week on the water and warehouse space at capacity. Sometimes that christmas tree mega to the store through late rexel helped send those extra trees to discount stores even in january. Sometimes those retailers or small businesses will hold onto that inventory all the way until next christmas season and then sell it for a higher price if stores get too much. Holiday inventory extras might head to curtis grieve. The p. of liquidation for in mar intelligence. It's gonna start flowing to me Probably in the second week of december he plans to sell that stuff to discount stores. That don't have enough merchandise. His buyers are already emailing him. The man for toys in any kind of those christmas gift categories. Those are off the chart. Another bonus is the growth of online shopping. Which has an average return rate of thirty percent says howard rosenberg ceo of b stock solutions after all holiday sales happened in the returns come in and december beginning of january. That's.

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Limits On Toilet Paper And Cleaning Supplies Are Back At Costco

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:06 min | 11 months ago

Limits On Toilet Paper And Cleaning Supplies Are Back At Costco

"Go to costco or your local big box. Perhaps you got toilet paper on your list. Maybe some water cleaning supplies as well. But when you go to load up your car you see the signs that say two per customer or whatever. The limit is not as you might think. Thanks to reprise of the apocalyptic stockpiling early on in this thing. It's a supply chain again. But as marketplace's amanda peach reminds us limits on how much consumers can buy can backfire on retailers. Trying to sell it when there was a run on certain products in pandemic early days. The explanation was simple. Basically consumers freaked out. Ken boyer studies operations management at ohio state university and people heard. There's gonna be a shortage so they went to buy more but shortages now are much more about shipping delays and other supply chain constraints boyer says take toilet paper even if it's manufactured in the us the chemicals to make it might come from china or thailand. They're sitting on a boat. Offshore that becomes a delayed the toilet paper manufacturers sometimes. The shortage is in packaging or containers like cans for soda or bottles for water in melbourne. Florida alley strands. Saw a sign at the grocery store. At limiting the number of cases of water customers could purchase to to literally. My first thought was hurting. Strands checked her phone. No hurricane warnings so she thought what's going on with bottled water. She bought two cases and had her son. Do the same. You drink the bottle of water. But he was getting his shopping part for me. Because is there going to be a run on water. And that's why stores have to be careful about signaling. Shortages with product limits on we realize goods are scarce. They become more valuable to us. Care me. Burke is a behavioral economist with the university of southern california. I might not new toy right now. But i know toilet. Paper is scarce. So i may go stock up on it as much as i can at the moment. In burke says that unnecessary purchasing can add pressure to supply chains at exactly the wrong time. I'm amanda pitcher for

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"ken boyer" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"In los angeles. I'm kai rozelle seven july day wednesday as always to have you along everybody. Nine point two. One million is the marketplace number though the day today that is denominated in job openings in this economy in the month of may a record high another record. I actually the good people at the bureau of labor statistics told us this morning. Jolts is the indicator if you're curious job openings and labor turnover survey and it shows roughly that there was an open job in may nine point two million of them remember for every person looking for a job that month but of course mixing and matching those people with jobs they want and are qualified for is where art meets the dismal science marketplace carolyn champion gets going those nine point two million new job. Openings are actually a little lower than some. Economists predicted but at least with the economic policy institute says that number combined with five point. Nine million hirings is still encouraging. You are seeing the job. Openings and hiring is eating away at the big hole that was left in the labor market. But in the pandemic it. But there's more in the data when cornell economist eric grossman gets these reports. She looks at individual industries to see how job postings in each sector compare with unemployment in construction for example. There are more people out of work than new jobs at least over the last three months. This does not suggest that there's a labor shortage for construction at all. But then she looks at the service industries which posted some of the most jobs restaurants. For example the recent unemployment rate there is pretty close to the number of jobs available. Grocer doesn't call that a labor shortage more an issue with low pay. Some body somewhere is always going to be having trouble finding workers because they only going to raise their wages after. They've had trouble doing it. Nick bunker is with the job. Search platform indeed a current marketplace underwriter. He has a different way of describing the number of openings. I has applicants. I think what we're seeing. Now is more urgency mismatch. Based on a survey indeed released june most job seekers are not looking urgently because of the pandemic or other income but boss of employers want to hire right now and bunker predicts that as the summer ends and school starts more people will be ready to start work. I'm caroline champion for marketplace. Wrote a story about supply chains coming up from nancy marshall genzer in just a bit. But think back with me. Would you for a minute now to the great toilet paper shortage of twenty twenty. We are not. We consumers that is. We are not quite as worried about getting the atoms we need when we run to the store now as we were then but retailers sure do seem to be in with new strains on the supply chain grocers are having a hard time keeping certain items stocked and thus supply demand being. What it is. Marketplace's kristen schwab tells us what that's gonna mean for us. every day brings a new challenge for chuck lawrence. He owns two supermarkets on the coast of maine like last night he had to drive forty miles to the nearest sam's club to buy stuff to resell at his store. I'm going four or five times a week right now. This time it was a strawberry emergency. He found out there wouldn't be any in his delivery this morning. Oh in that delivery that ended up being late. The trucking company doesn't have enough. We have helped scheduled at five thirty one to start stocking at truck. It shows up two hours later. We got two hours of lost productivity. And then we've got to pick it up on the other end that's wasted labor at a higher cost laurence's paying two dollars an hour more to attract workers. Meanwhile the price of many food items has increased red beat cost lawrence twice as much as it did. Before the pandemic he can't really stock up on that and other perishables so he stocking up on what he can canned foods. Charcoal bottled water. We're trying to anticipate supply issues before they happen. Unfortunately you know you'll get a curveball like you can't get toilet bowl cleaner write out and stocking up comes at a cost. Ken boyer is a professor of supply chain management at the ohio state university. It's the money to rent the states. It's the cost of the extra time. Moving around retailers are hoping stockpiling will limit passing too much cost onto customers because people are very sensitive to food. price increases announce ir professor of operations management. At purdue isn't too concerned about supply shortages but he says if the cost of labor at factories and trucking companies doesn't go down somebody has to pay it and guess who it's going to be the consumer at some point as for chuck lawrence in maine. He's trying to hold off on raising prices at least until he sees the national chains. Do it i. I'm kristen traub for marketplace member. We told you yesterday. Well i told you yesterday. Opec couldn't make up. Its mind on crude. Oil production increases so get ready for a higher prices. Well it is now sadly clear that opec is not a listener to this program. The us benchmark west texas intermediate off a percent. And a half. Today down your seventy two dollars. A barrel seventy two twenty at the close on wall street today mostly up at the close not a whole lot of enthusiasm though. We'll have the.

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"ken boyer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Los Angeles. I'm kind of raised all seven July today Wednesday. That is always to have you along Everybody. 9.21 million is the marketplace number. Oh, the day today that is denominated In job openings in this economy in the month of May, a record high, another record high. Actually, the good people at the Bureau of Labor Statistics told us this morning jolts is the indicator If you're curious job openings and labor turnover survey, and it shows Roughly that there was an open job in May 9.2 million of them remember for every person looking for a job that month, but of course, mixing and matching those people with the jobs they want and are qualified for. Is where art meets the dismal science marketplaces. Caroline Champlin gets us going. Those 9.2 million new job openings are actually a little lower than some economists predicted. But Elise Gould with the Economic Policy Institute, says that number combined with 5.9 million hirings is still encouraging. You are seeing both job openings and hiring is eating away at the big hole that was left in the labor market when the pandemic it But there's more in the data. When Cornell economist Eric Agro Shin gets these reports, she looks at individual industries to see how job postings in each sector compare with unemployment In construction. For example, there are more people out of work than new jobs, at least over the last three months. This does not suggest that there's a labor shortage for construction at all. But then she looks at the service Industries, which posted some of the most jobs restaurants, for example, the recent unemployment rate there is pretty close to the number of jobs available. Grosjean doesn't call that a labour shortage more an issue with low pay. Somebody somewhere is always going to be having trouble finding workers because they're only going to raise their wages after they've had trouble doing it. Nick Bunker is with the job search platform. Indeed, a current marketplace underwriter. He has a different way of describing the number of openings versus applicants. I think what we're seeing now in the labor market. It's more of an urgency mismatch based on a survey indeed released in June, most job seekers are not looking urgently because of the pandemic or other income, but Lots of employers want to hire right now. And bunker predicts that as the summer ends and school starts, more people will be ready to start work. I'm Caroline Champion for Marketplace. We got a story about supply chains coming up from Nancy Marshall Ganz er in just a bit, But think back with me, would you for a minute now to the great toilet paper shortage of 2020? We are not we consumers. That is. We are not quite as worried about getting the items we need. When we run to the store now, as we were then But retailers sure do seem to be in with the new strains on the supply chain. Grocers are having a hard time keeping certain items stocked and thus supply demand being what it is. Marketplaces. Kristin Schwab tells us what that's going to mean for us. Every day brings a new challenge for Chuck Lawrence. He owns two supermarkets on the coast of vein. Like last night, he had to drive 40 miles to the nearest Sam's Club to buy stuff to resell at his store. I'm going four or five times a week. Right now. This time it was a strawberry emergency. He found out there wouldn't be any in his delivery this morning. Oh, in that delivery that ended up being late. The trucking company doesn't have enough drivers. We have helped scheduled at 5 30 in morning to start stalking that truck. It shows up two hours later, we got two hours of lost productivity, and then we've got to pick it up on the other end. That's wasted labor at a higher cost. Lawrence is paying $2 an hour more to attract workers. Meanwhile, the price of many food items has increased. Red beet cost Lawrence twice as much as it did before the pandemic. He can't really stock up on that and other perishables, so he's talking up on what he can canned foods, charcoal bottled water. We're trying to anticipate supply issues before they happen. Unfortunately, you know, you'll get a curve ball like you can't get toilet bowl cleaner right now and stocking up comes at a cost. Ken Boyer is a professor of supply chain management at the Ohio State University. It's the money to rent the space. It's the cost of the extra time moving around. Retailers are hoping stockpiling will limit passing too much costs on to customers because people are very sensitive to food price increases. And and IRA professor of operations management at Purdue isn't too concerned about supply shortages. But, he says, if the cost of labor at factories and trucking companies doesn't go down Somebody has to pay it and guess who it's going to be the consumer at some point. As for Chuck Lawrence and main, he's trying to hold off on raising prices at least until he sees the national chains do it first. I'm Kristin Schwab for marketplace. Remember we told you yesterday? Well, I told you yesterday, OPEC couldn't make up its mind on crude oil production increases, so get ready for higher prices. Well, it is now sadly clear that OPEC is not a listener to this program. The U. S Benchmark West Texas Intermediate, off of Percent and a half today down near $72 a barrel 72 20 at the close. On Wall Street today, mostly up at the close, not a whole lot of enthusiasm, though. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. You know all those stories back maybe 456 years ago about coal and how it was on the way out at least as much because of market forces as.

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"ken boyer" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac

Scoops with Danny Mac

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac

"Next time you're on the cardinals game. This'll be sort of fun quiz. Your friends have them name the top five home. Run hitters in cardinals franchise history. You tell them okay stan. We'll take stan off the list in measles number one that goes without saying and then go from there. What might surprise you in that top five israeli lankford. And then you start scanning all of the stats. Over the years franchise history reeling for top. Ten in runs scored. Rbi stolen bases and fifth all time in home runs. The list reads like this. It's impressive and even saying to ray langford. I think he's sort of stunned just to hear it. The cardinals all time home run list. Goes like this stan. Musial albert pool halls. Ken boyer jim. Edmonds ray lankford. How about that list. Ray lankford one of the more underappreciated cardinals. And i think that's what led to the big push for him to get the red jacket to get into the cardinals hall of fame. We saw that a couple of years ago and meant a ton to him. You know ray was the uber prospect. He could run. He could hit one of those twenty twenty guys stealing bases hitting home runs. And when we told them about the stat that he's fifth all-time or reminded him he probably knows but he said what's amazing is i was never home. Run hitter wasn't my game. When i was coming out and he was over prospect when he got here to saint. Louis team wasn't very good. A nineteen ninety. The summer of ninety reagan's called up. Whitey had just left. And then joe torry comes in but from ninety one to ninety five. Those are some really bleak years at busch stadium and it wasn't until ninety six first year with larussa. Also mark lamping. Help change that stadium. They sort addressed it up and made it less cookie cutter so busch stadium to got the makeover. Then then the winning started but raised i for years i was sort of a tough deal man with bad teams and we talked to ray about the career about the call up. I love this nugget. When he got called up from louisville the saint. Louis he got a ride to the big leagues with joe. Buck joe was doing louisville games. And i guess doing some card games his wealth and was going back and forth from st louis to louisville so ends up giving ray lankford a ride to the big leagues. But we talk about the career. The ninety six playoffs getting injured. Sorta right before that. Not when a gold glove. The relationship with tony larussa. How ray left and then came back was actually here you forget. He had a second stint with cardinals. Two thousand four was on the team that made it to the world series. Was that active on that roster in october but was here for the ride in two thousand four and a lot of great stuff about being on the the mcguire era teams where he was the cleanup hitter. 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They're off clayton road quarter clayton and wiedeman beautiful sixty acre campus in west county marie davila dot com where you can take the virtual tour if it's assisted living villa estates whatever type of senior living arrangement. You're looking for. They have it beautiful spot there that read called home for so many years. It's marie davila. That's m. a. r. i. d. e. v. i l. a. dot com right. Now kilcoyne conversation with ray for we'll start with the topic of getting called up to the big leagues after being in the cards top prospect. Things you know as a kid you always dream to be in the big leagues. So when i got the call i wasn't sure i was in triple a. and Gaylon pistols are manager. So i got a call from a reporter. Hey congratulations you've got called up. So i went to the ballpark. They're going okay. I got called up but never said anything to into plan a game that night and it was right after the game. He told me. I don't know why he waited. So long but I was excited. Actually wrote the saint louis with joe buck. Because he was doing what he was doing. Louisville games right again. So i ain't a ride the same with him and he he commentated that night. Play against the brave and I i had that was against john. Smoltz about that. They're so josie wayne pick great. That's a great way to start a rookie. Joe's waiting for the call up rates is and the john. Smoltz is waiting for it. was this what. I'm trying to remember. The time on. Aug ninety had already left. Yes he was already gone here. Resign like a few days prior to that and I got called up. So i got the play. White is pre trained but never doing this season and you came up in august ninth end up with more than a decade long run incident. And i'm looking at some of the number so ray lankford career. These are cardinal franchise career numbers top ten and runs scored top ten. Rbi top ten stolen bases fifth all-time in home runs the list reads museum approvals boyer and edmonds rate length. Unbelievable when i think about that list museum. Pools boyer edmonds langford when you think back on the more than a decade playing for the cardinals what what are the. What.

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"ken boyer" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

13:49 min | 2 years ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Swiss actually yes second here fifteen years so the longest tenure at second base for the Redbirds Rogers Hornsby Hornsby thirteen years orange B. three fifty nine average a hundred thirty hundred ninety three home runs at a hundred eighteen stolen bases as well hi Shane teased two eighty nine average and a lot of second baseman especially you know prior to nineteen eighty I mean excellent fielders for the most part I mean a lot of times you know you could be twenty points percentage points batting lower than somebody else on your team if you're fielding percentage was that high and you know when I got a Joe Morgan type then you got everything you you were able to get a solid fielder and the solid Batman the long pop okay so you had horns BJDs that's exactly Tom stone had let's move on and I have read your words because the fourth graders cardinal of all time cool site okay so let's go to third base now and tell me do you have there our third base was Kenny Boyer most people forget this but you're torn playing third base and again kind of like rich change his whole body of work for cardinals organization gave me that not I love Scott Rolen but I will employer and Tory Tory okay see a change he still on the other any we can the manager Torey of course due to a lot of managing as well he's our lifetime button known mostly probably for the success for years he had behind the Yankee bench but Kenny border they called him guardian of the hot corner remember that book that came out Scott Rolen in the same amount of years as Tory Tory hit much higher Horry Tory had three oh eight ninety eight homers Rowland hit a two eighty six hundred eleven home runs that does hurt yeah those are there and then Matt carpenter eight years to seventy four but Ken Boyer and Joe Torry those are your selections let's jump over the shortstop ivy Smith by far number one and this is a personal choice but I grew up with Garry Templeton for weeks ironically trade him for the I love Gary Templeton and the St Louis cardinals shortstop to nasihat Ozzie yeah it is a blows me away that I was he played fifteen years for the cartons because I remembered with the Padres and you know but then with the you know that red birds team I mean she was made to play on artificial turf he was just he was perfect there for bush stated right and that might make third graders cardinal moment was him hitting the home run in game six after I believe it was check Buchanon seen here the home run fifty two hundred at any rate down the line right it right down the line by line drive or something nice well today C. Smith he was a lot of fun to watch too because he did those those backflips I mean he is he was amazing what those all men amazing yeah so I I I I I and Gerry Templeton had had some pop for shortstop I mean Templeton was that guy that you know I know he when he had the fro going he had a gone man to wear that because there were different guys it had great Afroz Oscar gamble had one of the best ever because their helmet would barely fit on there but Templeton really got it going to a couple times a day but the hair growing so he was yeah he was just he was a he a cool looking guy I mean he just looked like a like a fashion statement Garry Templeton man but he he played yeah you know to kind of the beat of his own drum but nothing really ever really seem to bother the guy like you could just throw high hard one right at his chin and he like casually move back in any Jack the next one out of the park and he was a great defensive shortstop also we forget about that because I was he was just on that the highest level known to man hi so is goes tell me Joe Torrey was on the Yankees bench not behind it so he's all upset now see that's that's what happens when you when you start you know making you know dumb mistakes like that someone I guess because going to correct you almost every single time when I when I get to do plus plus he was wrong twice last Thursday on the show which is yeah any actually doing good but he actually admitted it I mean which I said was the first time I'd remembered that he said that he was wrong he said oh no no I admit it all the time I I've yet to you know listen to an archive on the Thursday worries go as ever said that he was wrong up until this past Thursday so we'll have to dig deep into the archives see if we can find one all right so I was in Templeton you're short stops let's go behind the plate because number one Ted Simmons number two CNN the corporal get mad at you because he had twelve years but Simmons and Molina you had Molina let's see two eighty two average which is much more impressive to what when he came up that you thought he was gonna be I thought he's gonna be a two fifty hitter at best but he really improved with the bat defensively as good as they get and then sentences they get possible element in the history of the game yes no question about it and Simmons was one of those guys that when they need a long ball you could count on this guy for coming up big a lot of doubles as well for Tencent yeah he was truly an ochre and like you said he came through when you needed it Sally out feel good stuff okay let's go to left field I'm Lou Brock for sure and Lewis my third graders card all of all time I believe it was Coleman played left and I'm gonna have to go with this Coleman that's my other choice okay but you couldn't go over Stan Musial well Stan I haven't right fielder my wrong your okay Brockie mutual yeah as a whole is Mike's second graders cardinal of all time and I'll I'll tell you the greatest cartilage okay now you tell me how many more stolen bases in sixteen years D. Brock have over Coleman in six years so played ten years more how many more stolen bases do you think Brock had over Vince Coleman not that many but we're comparing different areas it's kind of like the passing quarterbacks of today's league persistently Bradshaw rather stop back but lebron held the stolen base record all time that's pretty good credentials eight eighty eight the broad finished with five forty nine Vince Coleman four thousand lance was amazing man if it wasn't for the tarp on the field he may have broken box records yep no doubt da Joe Medwick also we remember Ducky yeah eleven years they are very solid about three thirty five the highest lifetime average you would think Musial was three thirty one but no tip o'neill seven years hit three forty four one don't know when he played in the spring we back there I also want to mention about Stan mutual that some people forget he didn't play for one and a half two years because he went to serve in the navy now can you imagine and you know and many did said one but I show as well yep it's in all our might rout had to go to the army for a year I mean people have no idea how great those ball players were for serving their country and then playing baseball there you go all right yeah the Joe DiMaggio three years as Rangers yeah yeah all right centerfield is easy it's willing again number one Jim Edmonds number two there you go because Chris Wynn was just when Anne's I. K. E. T. McGee had a pretty good fro two K. sunset I yeah I I know that he knows he was a character that guy I mean it and I'll tell you it still is there were two guys they basically when they walked to the plate they look like you know there were a lot yeah exactly they look like they there were two guys and I remember Willie McGee was one Mickey rivers was the other for the Yankees these guys would walk to the plate you swear that they they they couldn't couldn't even walk maybe to first base also needed the ball men who were like almost on second base before you amazing speed out of the box you talked about Coleman but we E. T. McGee had great great speed out of the box Mickey rivers was one of the fastest I ever remember watching unfortunate to watch a lot of them are for instance stripers okay so so let's get to yeah and and and you said Jim M. did Jim admins right yeah and if Jim would have been with the cardinals longer he'd probably be the all time center fielder defensively hi absolutely one of the greatest of all time so but yeah definitely McGee and admins which which leads me in right field today I had a short break some train if I had mutual right and Jack Cork how about another center fielder that was you know that your era that you didn't even mention that I have but if I told you that two hundred and twenty eight home runs in thirteen years earlier than George Hendrick nope Ellen page okay you're gonna kick yourself in the Keister when I give it to you we'll go ahead ray Lankford you're right Hey you know what gosh darn it he struck out at least one of those guys that struck out too many times in key moments but boy he was talented during Kerr so absurd pretty good as well put up some good stats in twelve years well Curt flood change free agency as he did so yeah but Jack Clark was not a cardinal long but boy he he's my second all time favorite cardinal moment was when Jack Clark hit the home run against our means you're against the Dodgers and I'll never forget I was in college I was sitting in my dorm room and what was funny is Pedro Guerrero who became a cardinal later was in left field and he never moved yeah I remember those I remember home runs like that when I was on the wrong end I got about three minutes let me go down let's get to the staff yeah give me your give me your top five but I'm Bob Gibson was the greatest cardinal of all time I know that's a debate between women mutual but Gibson was a Harlem globetrotter and if you look up his stats if they're sick let me think I've got Chris carpenter on that list I've got Adam Wainwright I definitely approve suitor I'm missing a starter so I do have a dizzy dean dizzy dean is a starter I'm missing yep there you go Steve Carlton was not with us long enough seven years left you only think of him as a silly unfortunately yeah but I loved it and I told you earlier I said I'd love watching Joaquin you are John tutor John tutors the other starter people forget he would have been the cy young in nineteen eighty five it wasn't for these guys to play for the Mets no doubt quite good that's right let me give you let me give you one little tidbit that you can remember that India's co texted me stand usual eighteen hundred and fifteen hits at home eighteen hundred and fifteen hits on the road that's awesome how cool is that that's I love stuff like that man it's just the stats like that there's always a crazy crazy crazy stats in fact you know when I talk to Roberto Clementi junior you know his pops of course dying with exactly three thousand head out and I mean yeah you know that did that guys and haven't boil tell you what a lot of great St Louis cardinals real quick your relievers you had suitor and certainly like we Smith Jason Isringhausen right but you love do you love the mad Hungarian now I love our about ski yeah it was fun he was a lot of fun I I was a kid many days I saw him play and he walked behind apple pan on strike out the next three batters and it was legendary you know it's incredible because Chuck cattle was on the other day and of course is to closers without even you know skipping a beat Bruce Souter Lee Smith both those guys cardinals both four years for the Redbirds and between and two hundred and eighty seven saves in eight seasons pretty impressively Smith averaged forty per year with the Redbirds had a hundred and sixty suit or a hundred and twenty seven both pitching for years for the archrival St Louis cardinals and of course in any of the money they both came from the curb to the house under the guise so to the guy named Lou Brock there you go favor manager real quick hi between loosen her dog Whitey ball but lusa I I just loved what he did so hers are hers out in the research there you go she destroys voted third but you nailed them the Roussanne Herzog greats met a great big I was gonna say great stuff from robbery she written for him to do an RG Smith a back flip to to get out of here rob will do it again soon can't wait to have you in Steiner's at Legazpi whichever we get you on next month at the end of next month but looking forward to seeing you in person but he sounds good things can go knights go there you go great stuff my good pal robbery she and that does a great job and has a great outfit is for so if you need just a quote is given a call three three five five seven four four three three five five seven four.

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"ken boyer" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac

Scoops with Danny Mac

14:38 min | 3 years ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac

"A book that is out if you love baseball is celebration. The magic of the cardinals in the nineteen eighties. The author is Dan. O'Neill formerly of the post-dispatch he's written a blues book. And now this cardinals book and joins us on scoops with Danny any MAC dot com is always always and I mean always a pleasure to visit with you. We used to do a radio show together. It was fun when we did that. And now we we have a chance to talk a little baseball again but How are you? I'm good. I'm good in and I I I feel the same way we used to do that. The baseball radio show. It was a lot of fun and I don't get to talk to you or see very much anymore. So it's it's great to visit with you. Miss you down down at the ballpark. But you're still obviously very very connected to sports here in Saint Louis. I I want to start with the book. And then you also have a program coming coming up with some of the guys from those great nineteen eighty teams highlighted and headlined by a Whitey Herzog for an event coming up. But let's talk about this the celebration the magic the cardinals in the nineteen eighties. Why did you want to write this book? Why did you think it would be a good good fit for Karnal fans while you know Dan? I was looking around for another topic. I did the Blues Book A couple of years ago In the book of courses on the history the blues and the Time Line Kinda thing coffee table book so I was just looking for another project and and Bounced a couple ideas around and and I was Kinda surprised to find that there wasn't really a book about the some of the principals have have their individual books. I whitey Herzog's has at least a couple of books out of these Smith as a book that CETERA. But there really wasn't a book the sort of took a look at what I what I think really started the entire Quote Unquote Cardinals Nation. Thing and that was the one thousand nine hundred eighties when the cardinals. Kinda reinvented baseball on Saint Louis and they You know when the decades started they were drawing just over a million fans and by the end of the decade. They were drawing over three night. So is that you know crossroads kind of Decade or point in cardinals history. You know three world series A bunch of colorful characters. Here's and hall of fame players so it was just a natural for me and I love doing those kinds of things. I come cardinals toward the latter part of the decade and Of course I'm a saint. Louis native was always a fan before I became a sportswriter so it was something. I couldn't wait to kind of dive into it really. I'm in total agreement with you. This the start of this really began the cardinal nation and the cardinal way if you will with Whitey coming in cleaning house and just making household changes and introducing this exciting style of baseball and winning and eighty two and eighty five five hundred eighty seven thousand nine hundred eighty two wins the world series. But when you think about the eighty S it's the first name that comes to mind and that's why Herzog yeah without a doubt He was pretty of it. You know it was an interesting transition because the cardinals had had the debt. Great Success Dan in the sixties and then went to back to back world series in the late sixties. Then they want the entire nineteen seventies decade without going through the postseason and even more so the last five seasons of the Seventies. They finished double digit double digit games out of first place. So they they weren't really ever in contention and When the eighties began Ken Boyer was their manager? Manager got off to a tough start in nineteen eighty and and then Got See Bush is still very involved with the team at that point. decided to make the a change And at the same time they were firing. Ken Boyer In between Games of a doubleheader Montreal they were introducing why deserve observe their new manager. Back at grant's farm in nineteen eighty and It took off from there. I mean why that there's never been a more dynamic period in terms of player movement. You know in a year's time from December nineteen eighty summer nineteen eighty one. Why did he move? Thirty one players back and forth and So once the winter of eighty arrive not made a bunch of big trades a lot of new players and really change the change the recipe for the franchise. I mean he took a team. That was the cardinals and a lot of good hitters and in the late seventies season in nineteen eighty they finished that season with six three hundred hitters on their team right and So they had a lot of good. They had talent but but they just didn't have they didn't have it in all the right places. They weren't a good defensive team. They weren't a team that had a lot of speed speed they add Ken reits it their base and teddy sevens behind the plate So they didn't have a lot of speed. Why do you came in not only looked at at Ed Busch Stadium to which was an artificial turf field at the time? Big Big stadium big field but all the steps in pretty much all the stadiums uh-huh and all the fields in the National League at that time were similar kind of ballparks and he He came up with a formula That it was built on speed defense and pitching and by nineteen eighty one. The cardinals were there. I mean you know it's funny. We look back and they. They went to the world series three times in the eighties. They want an eighty two could have been four. Obviously this is where you're going. I'm sure they lie well. They lost game aim seven and eighty five and they lost game seven and eighty seven. And so when you look at it you know they were two games comes from being a team that won three times you know they'd be considered this great dynasty. It had they been able to win two more games but You know that was all based on on a team that was just dramatically different from the kind of baseball they play now. I mean you know. Last year's team two hundred ten home runs. Why did he's team from nineteen eighty one through nineteen ninety getting hit as many as a hundred homerun insight So is different. And you know this Dan because you see you see the game every day The you know back in the eighties the ball was in play. Hey much more than it is now and the cardinals could catch it. Pitch it out. Run it better than any team in baseball at the turn when when you think about when Whitey took hold of also being the GM and and just made all kinds of deals whether it was rollie fingers whether it was walking Andrew Harr Ozzie. Smith Trading Ted Simmons which probably was not a great one when you look back at his tenure but it did work for for both sides you know. What was the turning point when you think about Whitey ball and and getting this thing over the hump and and making it? The excitement that we we saw in terms of the deals that he made well I I mean. I think you'd have to. I point to the deal. I it's funny. You know you mentioned when he did he. He made a ton of deals made a lot of big deals. And really for the most part when you look back at them They weren't great. Deals Appeals But it wasn't it wasn't always about a player for player quality for quality. It was more of. Why do you trying to change the culture culture here because in the late seventies As as that decade came to an end as we talked I mean. The cardinals had some terrific talent. But they just didn't know why did he came in. He wanted him to do two things. Show up on time and work their butts off and the teams in the seventies didn't necessarily necessarily adhere to that formula but he came in and that's that's what he wanted so he changed the culture so he made trades. I I mean you know they weren't. They didn't work out all that great for the cardinals. I mean you look at the trade. He made what Simmons in December nineteen eighty. He sent Ted Simmons Pete Buca Chen Rollie fingers to the brewers and he got back. David Point six Stolis gone on David Greene now. Vuckovich became the sei-hyung award winner for for the brewers in eighty two the American League Cy Young Award winner and fingers was the American exciting young award winner and eighty one and then of course Simmons was there clip hitter for three or four seasons so that was not a trade that wound up being really good for the cardinals but it it was part of a thing thing where he changed. The coulter culture moved a lot of players out and what he moved in where players. Who could run who who who Steal Bases and field and Of course the backbone of all that was Ozzie. Smith when he traded Garry Templeton to the padres as an eighty one and the winner of eighty one and was able to get Ozzie. Smith who comes here once. Thirteen gold gloves seals five hundred. Eighty bases is in an lines up in the hall of fame. So I mean you'd have to say it started with Ozzie. But then when you throw in Trades Bob Sykes to the Yankees for for Young Double A.. outfielder name Willie McGee. Willie McGee comes here. You know becomes a a most valuable player eighty five to time batting champion Had guys like they had so many switch hitters. He calls up timing her as a switch. It or steal deal basis Terry Pendleton which it or steal basis then call Minnesota chitter stole basis. He made the deal for Lonnie Smith who was really either catalyst in eighty two and finished second in the most valuable player voting in the National League another guy who's still basis and disrupt things and they just generated so much they put so much pressure on the other teams defense I that's just something you really don't see happen a lot and today's game. I don't mean that in a way that you know like an old man sitting in sitting in the balcony but it's just the game's changed a lot in the last three years and The cardinals were certainly a different kind of ball club in the eighties. What did what did you learn and doing the book about this decade a baseball? That maybe you didn't know before. Well I think one of the highlights is the book is I did get a hold of a lot of the players and coaches etc.. And what I did was I just ask them to give me. I'm just their own little Vignette or favorite story From the eighties. It didn't necessarily have to be tied to a particular event and that was in the book but but just one of their favorite stories that the one thing I found out the end was just how revered Bob Fourche was on those. Those teams Yeah fourche force was never You know he's never going to be in cooperstown. He wasn't quite on a level with Bob. Gibson or Steve. Carleton or somebody like that. But he was just a consistently good Performer and and just always a a great presence in their clubhouse. I'll give you an example. How he kept guys loose and he and guys just looked up to him? A couple title incidents really You know the story. John Stupor game. I thought maybe he told me a story about nineteen eighty two when he went out pitch game six at push stadium and there were two long rain delays the game there are five hours worth of delays. But he just kept going out out there alarmed up pitching a complete game in the cardinals advanced to game seven. He saved their bullpen but he instead he told me about it. Nineteen eighty-three game. Where or he was gonNA make? He made the start against Fernando Valenzuela in Los Angeles and balanced oil at the time probably the biggest star in the game and it was a national game of the week and Stupor still young pitcher establishing himself and he was all geared up for the game and everything and so He goes out and he can't throw a strike any ends up walking the first four batters without throwing a strike. So why did he's gotTa go out and get them and takes them out of the game. So stupor comes in. The dugout. Goes at the end of the bench as you might imagine just disappointed frustrated madden himself trying to figure out what just happened. And he's not sitting there very long before Bob walks down sits next to him and says you know stupid. I don't know how we can take you out of that game. He had a no hitter going so you know he would do things like that. And and at the same time in nineteen the eighty seven people recall cardinals or an great nationally championship series with the San Francisco giants and the focal point of the series. The first I fee- games with Jeffrey Leonard who hit home runs in each of the first four games and created his one flap down home run trot was just ABS- absolutely infuriated Cardinals fans in Saint Louis and kind of annoyed the heck out of the cardinals as well so they get into game three three in San Francisco. They fall behind Ford and nothing It's the series is one one so it's really a pivotal moment in the series there behind afforded nothing. Why did he goes to the bullpen? He brings in fourche out of the bullpen and before he came in. I was talking to Kim Daily and on the bench and he. I told him if I get a chance. I'M GONNA take care of this..

"ken boyer" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

11:30 min | 3 years ago

"ken boyer" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"He was I guess fifteen in the six six nine that's one and Cheever was obviously one of his big hero. So I was five years old in nineteen eighty five and he got tickets Bleacher seats and the Yankee Stadium. For you know, he's hoping it'd be the three hundred sixty three and. It worked out that way. And I remember how. Elated. He was and I remember mingling with the people as cry my first real baseball experience one thing that well, let me ask you, do you. Remember, the crowded all the reaction, you know, his the white sock. But you know, he's a met Hanky stadium. Do you remember at all? I don't I can't really testify to the people around were all Yankee fans and their day are giving my dad a little bit of our time is not too much. Shavers. But but actually I went back two years later, and we were met fear thrown at us. Anyway. Stood out in that game was. Actually, quite an impression. When compared to later times. I went to the ballpark. The White Sox outfielder remember talking to the fans equals. Balls. The players and the fans there's no separation really just people nanna. Remember a couple of years later Amherst same kind of vibe and something happened with the attitude of the players back to like the fans, and even exist. Above them. And. I mean, there's players make nice gesture, but. Change something between eighty five and eighty seven. In the attitude of the athletes and. Relationship with the fans that always stood out to me more than the game. I remember my dad being so happy, and it was cool that I got to be there for that historic event. But that really stuck with me was there was a change. And then you probably know more about it. Because you remember the sixties and seventies. Does that ring a bell? As far as attitude a professional athletes change from being equals to being like superiors. Well, I remember at one point that was supposed to be no Frater federalization on the field between the two clubs. It depends on the guy. And and you know, some some teams some guy will sign autographs all day. Some guys want to be bothered. It was a has a great line from Kyrie Irving when he said, I can't wait I have to do this blank anymore. Like, really? Why don't you just stop? Now, you need to make any more money. I mean, this you're doing what you love this part of the deal man, Richard in Manhattan, Richard you're on the fan. I Tony Tony the San Diego game the nineteen th strikeout game that was nineteen seventy year later at to remember who is nineteen th strikeout was wait a minute. Wait a minute. Al-farrah? That's it was supposed to be the second coming of Frank Howard v. With the dodgers right day. Let him go in the expansion. Tran Tony who do you? Go Sheba or Gibson. I still gotta go gifts. And now, here's my comparison. Though. I would say Kim shin was more like, Michael, Jordan. And he had a best supporting cash, which she would be LeBron. And he had to bring everyone up by himself. I mean that makes sense. Yeah. Gibson had Lou Brock? Of course. Bill white he had Roger marriage. He had Kirk slide show Ken Boyer, Tim Makarov. And she although he had good players with him, Clendenin and clean and Tommy. I still think about buoyant was an MVP. Superior was an MVP multiple all star Brock's hall of fame. Yeah. He had some talent. And wasn't wasn't causing was on squad at one point. You tony? You know? I was thinking what we're seeing today in the NBA. I don't think it's ever happened ever. And me, and you we can go back fifty fifty five sixty years with the best player in the league in that year. And you still say LeBron is the best player in the league, wouldn't you? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He's not gonna win the MVP. But the best player in the league does not make the playoffs. I mean, go back in the sixties. You had you had Bill Russell. I mean, you couldn't even say Oscar because he wasn't the best player because I don't think Oscar made it in the mid early mid sixties which insanity but he wasn't the best player. I have to Wilton Bill. You had Kareem for period of ten years, then after that you had magic and bird. And then Michael now, maybe I a second year. He didn't make the playoffs. But he's still wasn't the best player eighty four eighty five. It would have been buried imagine. Then of course, I think he made the plaza. Whether you watch it watch it too. So I think this is the first time ever where the best player in the NBA. Does that make the playoffs could look into that? That's a good one one last thing. Of course, you talking about the fortieth anniversary of Ali Frazier. Where did you watch the fight because you probably around sixteen years of my age, fifty sixty. I went to some theater, I might have been Arcadio. I can't remember what it was on the Hubbard third avenue one hundred forty ninth street or some longed long torn down. Sure. Circuit back. Then I wasn't from you. I I live in the Bronx. And you remember on Bruckner boulevard? Hutchinson river, they had the outdoor driving theater. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Yeah. We we. Tuesday night. Wasn't it a Tuesday night or a Monday night Monday night? And I remembered we went, and we sat on the grass and those days you can walk on the grind. At the highways wasn't like it is now the Brooklyn, right? Right. And we watch. And of course, we didn't hear the sound. But we wait around nine thirty ten o'clock. I remember I didn't hear the sound either inside always a pleasure, Tony. All right. I remember going to that. The driving and my father made us read my brother for our pajamas. And I'm like, what's why are we up pajamas when we get back home be fast asleep? And I don't want to be fighting getting your pajamas. We look like idiots walk into the car. When he was right. Got carried in the house Larry in Vermont Larry on the fan. Hey, tony. Hey, your brother your reset was right? But I want to bring up, you know. Leave leave it to the Mets were announcing now statue perceiver. We don't know when we're going to do it. We don't know when it's going to be who's what game when I think they commission the third grade and PS one twenty two in flushing do the theories about what what the quality of the steel will be when they make this. Yeah. And the one they'll unveil it a look like Calvin Kunz. Yeah. That doesn't look like. But. The other thing. I haven't heard anyone mention that. I was fortunate for Patterson and my dad worked downtown Paterson. I remember, you know, equals you have gained a little league game tonight. I'm like, what do you mean? The y has to extra tickets to go. See the cubs and the Mets, and I was able to go to the almost perfect game. With with Jimmy Qualls. Haven't heard anyone bring that up. But that I mean that place was electric house a thirteen year old kid and the play. I it was sweltering somebody else brought it up. But yeah that was. Always felt you know. Why they might die for it. Because I when I finally saw it, and I was like. Was perfectly placed hit it just fell in. And and and I mean, the air came out a sixty thousand people I'll never I'll never forget it. And you're Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver any game. I'll take either one of them. Yeah. Absolutely. Thanks a lot have a good night. Those are the those are the guys that you know. If they were coming out they were coming out in the tenth inning. Okay. Let's go to Eric and Ron Conway, Eric. Hey, tony. How you doing? All right. How do you see marvel marvel twice? Okay. I guess it was good. Yeah. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I guess you didn't go yet. I'm going, but. Scene during the credits. So you gotta make sure your status. Funny. When last time I go see a marvel movie with my son, if he will leave them like I'll go no go to seventy Dan. They don't realize you gotta sit there for a long time. Yeah. Actually, the credits weren't as long as they thought. They did which was good. So that's okay. Yeah. But yeah, definitely enjoy the very opening scene is all is is touching. So I'll just leave it. All right. Look the guy before me, you know, part of what I was gonna say, you know, even if they were planning to statue like you said before we don't know because coming out with a now, but the Mets have always been a reactionary type of ownership on. No matter what it is. Whether it's getting a player or making an announcement of some kind or whatever, you know. It's just a shame that it's you know. Coming out now as opposed to you know, well before I mean, they've been in the stadium for ten years. Now, you know, and especially since he was one of the two guys that closed the old stadium. Register any newspaper clippings over the last year. You knew he wasn't doing that. Well, so young you maybe we fast track this thing. You know? Right, right. I mean. I never shoulda shoulda. I I know they have this fascination with the Brooklyn Dodgers, you know, it's not something they can understand 'cause this before my time, but you know, the, but again, that's that's that's old history. Now compared to you know, who your own. So it's just a shame that you know, that it got to that point. But, you know, look, I I know from people I mean, you know, thankfully, I don't have it in in my family at all. But I I know people had relatives with with dementia. It's it's a very sad thing. Unfortunately. And and hopefully, at least the vineyards allows them some peace right on that. That's why you hope for now for him. You just wanna be happy. You don't bring him out in public. So people can stay on and say, oh my God. Look at him. Non just let it be like you said, right? And like you said you want everyone to have that nice memory of him right on that. Then not not you know, what what is unfortunately, currently going to be so. Yeah. But. Well, you know, what are you gonna do? Unfortunately, that's that's the way life goes sometimes, and, you know, just everyone them. In thoughts. Yeah. I enjoy the rest of your weekend. And Tony all right, man. Let's go to Jeff in Long Island. Jeff you're on the fan. Tony. Hi, how are you? All right, man. How you doing? Fifty one of longtime met fan. I remember wearing Sieber Sieber jersey to what was my little league. Number was forty one. Okay. He knows the.

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