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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

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08:43 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"The division one and the other team is milwaukee milwaukee and the cubs tied for first place and the second person is tied for the wild card spot or at least right now. They're both tied for first place or the wildcard the cubs are. They're both thirty six and twenty seven. The cubs are sixty four at ten on a three game winning streak whereas milwaukee is eighty two out of their last ten. But they're on a two game winning streak. Chicago is in a series at home against saint louis right now in milwaukee's at home against this series against pittsburgh so the cubs definitely drawn the short straw. There where they have to play team in saint louis who is very very capable and And just kind of struggling as of as of their last ten games or so but milwaukee's also kind of in a good spot here because they all they're playing a team that is three and seven out of their last ten so just a game better than saint louis but there are by far a a lesser team in saint louis and they're losers of five zero so there streaking a little bit harder than than saint louis and that's gonna do it for the Standings updates and things like that so we'll talk for a few minutes about some status updates so our league leader right now. In terms of opie s number five shohei ohtani played fifty eight game so far two hundred ten at bats a nine sixty one opie s number four ronald a kunia. Junior played in fifty eight games as well. Two hundred ten bats as well. He is hitting a nine hundred ninety. Six opie s number three is a couple of cincinnati reds. In two and three jesse winker is in the third spot. He's played in fifty five games had two hundred and sixteen at bats. He has an opioid of ten forty. Five nicholas kosta. Janos is in second with a ten sixty five opie s and then vladimir guerrero junior cannibals. Everybody else out of the water right now with an eleven twenty three opie s that is ridiculously high or league leader in batting average number. Five adam frazier hitting three thirty one right now through. Sixty two games played urugary yells in fourth place through fifty eight games play. He has a three thirty three batting average vladimir guerrero juniors in third place right now for the league wide batting average title right now is hitting three thirty three and then couple of reds at the top jesse winker hitting three forty three nicholas casinos hitting three sixty four for the corner outfielders for the reds men. They have hit a the they have found. Found some diamonds rate here to say the least in terms of guys that can hit the baseball. They both have on base percentages right now over four hundred I mean they're they're among the top five and four in on base percentage batting average opie s. And slugging like. It's it's pretty crazy there. And they pretty much rank to in three the the entire time except for on base percentage where nicholas castanos ranks to and jesse winker ranks fourth like. They're these guys are having such a great season. It's ridiculous like it's it's it's it's really fun to watch though it's really fun to keep up with. These guys. are league leader right now in walks that is number five carlos santana of the kansas city. Royals has forty-three walks. Jandi the first baseman for tampa. Bay's forty four. Max muncie in third place. Forty six joey gallo in second with forty seven in yeahs. Money rand paul. The catcher for the white sox has forty nine or league leader in rb is so far no tied for second. I'll just go with six place. Trae mancini with forty seven and then austin meadows rafael. Denver's hayes use at. You're brave you. All four of those guys are tied for second with forty six. Rbi so far and the vladimir guerrero junior way ahead of kind of everybody with fifty two rbi so far this season our league leader in home runs tied for six places salvador perez match haniger and all these garcia they have sixteen home runs tied for third for netanyahu. junior shohei otani and jesse winker. They all have seventeen in second place by himself. Is ronald kuni junior. He has eighteen home runs on the year and vladimir guerrero junior. Has the most home runs by any player. So far this season with twenty but the fact that shohei otani is doing this as a two way player makes that even more impressive Vladimir guerrero junior has fifty two. Rbi's on the year which is good enough for the league lead. And then jose abreu hayes rafael denver's and austin meadows are all tied for second with forty eight. Rbi's let's just shows you how good of a season that vladimir guerrero juniors really having this year. He's leading league almost every offensive category and the ones that he's not he's just behind the two corner outfielders for the reds but league leaders in strikeouts number. Five suara seventy six so far still hitting a buck. Sixty seven brendan low. Seventy seven strikeouts for the second basement from tampa bay a buck ninety eight batting average and third-place joey gallo eighty strikeout so far this year hitting two seven matt chapman for second place with eighty two strikeouts hitting to ten and then veer. Baya's eighty three strikeouts. So far on the year seven walks heating to thirty six so far this year now going over a little bit of pitching stats before we get out of here number. Five and era two. Oh two for trevor. Rogers of miami seven and three record. Thirteen game started brandon. Woodruff of milwaukee. One fifty two out of his thirteen game started a five hundred record for him in third place. Kevin guzman of san francisco a one forty three era in a seven one record. Lance lynn is in second place for the white sox. One twenty three era with a seven one record in the eleven games that he is started. And then jacob degrom in ten games he started as a six two record and eight point five six. Era giving up four runs so far this year. He has driven in five. That is ridiculous. He plays every fifth day on. Like that is ridiculous. And then going to strikeouts number five before yesterday We'll get even today number five. Mac shire's through thirteen starts has one more strikeout than trevor. Bauer and jacob degrom out of Bowers thirteen starts into grams. Ten boast bauer and degrom. Have one hundred and three strikeouts max. Scherzer one hundred and four zack wheeler in fourth place with one hundred and twelve of his thirteen starts garrett cole out of his thirteen year also has one hundred thirteen strikeouts tyler glass now in second place with one hundred and seventeen through his thirteen starts and then shane bieber in first place. Still a seven three record a to ninety six. Era one hundred and twenty two strikeouts for him so far this year are league leader in saves is number five josh hader from milwaukee a point seven three era fifteen of fifteen in its hands and saves tied for second now is liam hendriks. Craig kimbrel and alex raise. Ray is a three and two win. Loss record point nine. Era sixteen for sixteen at save opportunities. Craig kimbrel one and two for his white sox so far in terms of win loss a point six nine era in the twenty six games. He's played in he has a and eighteen sixteen or eighteen in terms of save opportunities. Liam hendriks for the white sox the other side of chicago on the south side. Here's a three one record a two thirty. Era and the twenty nine appearances that he's made he is sixteen of nineteen save opportunities and then mark melanchon of san. Diego hasn't wanna no record point..

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

GSMC Baseball Podcast

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"Been a fractured bickering clubhouse with his leadership energy in constant pranks and then in two thousand nine at safeco field. In fact. June twenty third at safeco field griffey hit the five thousandth homerun in franchise history off san pitcher chad. Garlan garden sees me. The this was griffey. Six hundred nineteen th career. Home run on september. First griffey hit career home. Runs six twenty one at the new yankee stadium off andy pettitte of the yankees in the sixth inning. Mark the forty four different ballpark in which he had homered on august twelfth two thousand and nine against his former team. The chicago white sox he an rbi single in the bottom the fourteenth inning to win the game one did nothing for the mariners returned to the clubhouse for the two thousand and ten campaign with a similar contract to that of two thousand nine but struggled offensively for the first two months of the season posting a one eighty four batting average. On april. twenty-seventh griffey past. Andre dawson for forty fifth on the career hit list on may twenty two thousand and ten in a game against the toronto blue jays. Griffey hit an rbi. Single off of blue jays. Closer kevin gregg to win the game. Four three four the mariners after starting the ninth inning trailing three two one. The mariners rallied in the bottom and the night close to load the bases on two singles. A walk then tie the game the a walk and a sacrifice fly the walk off single and was the final. Hit an rbi of griffey's major league career and have moved impasse rafael palmeiro to fourteenth on the all time list. Inmates may two thousand and tan mariners manager. Doug wakamatsu may a decision to significantly limit. Griffey's playing time due to his ongoing poor performance on may tenth two thousand and ten beat writer. Larry lower the ru reported that walker. Matsu had not used griffey in a pinch hitting situation the prior week with two players stating that lineup. That griffey had been asleep. National media quickly covered the incident. Doug that nap gate in the ensuing days teammate. Mike we challenged anyone who said griffey was asleep quote. Stand up and fight me end quote with denying griffey. Griffey had been asleep however griffey did not deny it. Griffey's agent started stated lures initial report had been posted in error and that laura had asked his employers to remove it which they both refused in the aftermath of this report was report was boycotted by players on june second. Two thousand and ten. The clubhouse was still in turmoil. Griffey left the mariners. After the second game of a four game series against the minnesota twins leaving in the middle of the night for a cross country drive to his home in florida. He released a statement through his organization announcing his retirement effective immediately mariners president marriage president chuck armstrong was only made aware of this by griffey's agent a few hours before game time. The next day griffey then called from the road to confirm it. His retirement was announced at safeco field before the the mariners played the twins in an interview on march seventeenth. Two thousand eleven griffey stated that he had retired to avoid being a distraction to the team and that was that was him. That was him as a player he ends a he ends as one of the best players in baseball history. He is a flam. Flam trappist Doing several years supporting several causes including the boys and girls scouts of america several children's hospitals across the united states and is an honorary chairman co chairman of the ao p a foundation hat in ring society a charitable organization that promotes aviation safety education He's made a couple of episodes of like as himself in some film and television series but he also did have a suicide attempt at the age of eighteen. And because of that i will be putting the number and website description of the suicide hotline And if you are having any any issues with that. I strongly encourage you to reach out. i know everybody if like our jams are open on twitter at gnc underscore baseball Mighty ends are open at patrick k. e. n. e. y. four And if you are feeling that you need somebody to listen to please please understand that. I end everyone at gmc organization absolutely as time for you so with that we will be ending this segment. Griffey was one of the greatest players of all time. He ends his career with a six hundred and thirty home runs. Eighteen hundred thirty six twenty seven and eighty one hits and eight to eighty four batting average. He's fifty one. He has a few kids and he is enjoying living life as one of the former greatest players of all time and we will be back in just a second with the next segment of today's episode of the gmc baseball.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

GSMC Baseball Podcast

06:43 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"And welcome back into this segment and part two of ken. Griffey juniors playing career important moments just who he was as a player kinda thing. So what can back to part two of that in this segment of the gmc podcast baseball. Podcast i'm your host. Patrick kenny soap. Starting off where we left out. Are we starting off where we left off. We're in two thousand and five. So that is a little bit after he has. He's about halfway through his tenure now in cincinnati and starting on may first two thousand five. We saw the resurgence of healthy. Ken griffey junior. He hit thirty. Five home runs that year. His highest since his first year with the reds and griffey slowly moved up the career home. Run list he ended the season tied with mickey mantle. After having passed jamie jamie foxx ted williams willie mccovey ernie banks eddie. Mad us mel. An eddie murray early september. He strained his tendon in aleppo in his left foot and unrelated injury to his past hamstring and calf problems and was listed as day-to-day for several weeks on september. Twenty second with the reds out of playoff contention. The team decided to bench him for the rest of the season so that he could immediately have arthur arthur skopje surgery on his left knee in a separate in a separate operation to repair scars from two thousand and four hamstring operation. Still after his two on one hundred twenty eight games in two thousand and five were the most he'd played since two thousand griffey's resurgence was recognized where he was named the national league player. Your comeback player of the year he played in the world baseball classic for the american team. That offseason with his father's the coach griffey batted five twenty four but the usa failed to reach the semifinals. During the the second game of the thousand six regular season griffey hit home run five thirty seven surpassing mickey mantle for twelfth. All time list. He returned may eleventh from knee injury after sir after suffering one on april twelfth and hit a walk off three run home run in the bottom of the eleventh inning against the washington nationals on june fifth griffey tied fred mcgriff record for hitting a home run in his forty third different ballpark at saint. Louis cardinals busch on june nineteenth griffey hit a career career. Run at five. Forty eight tying him with mike schmidt then six days later pass schmidt with five forty nine on june twenty-seventh he hit five. Hundred and fifty is five hundred and fiftieth career. Home run against the kansas city royals on september twenty fifth. Two thousand and six griffey hit his twenty seventh home run of the season against the chicago cubs pitch relief. Pitcher scott ir to tie reggie jackson for tenth all time on the home run list. Griffey's injuries continued in two thousand six offseason however while on holiday in the bahamas with his family he broke his wrist. Griffey said his fan. His hand felt finding the expected to be ready to go for the two thousand seven spring training and anger. This is about the time where i really started paying attention to baseball. And my dad would be explained to me who griffey was and how important he was to baseball. And and just how important was to ham which is a big reason as to why i am such a big fan of griffey today and growing up in central ohio. There was a thing If you were in the league there was a a program at the high school was involved in that. If you complete the program you got an opportunity to go onto the field in need some players and i remember dusty baker and i met joey votto and you know we walked around the field and i think i might griffey to And got some handshakes from some of the guys and they everybody. Who's there was super really. Just awesome super. Nice brandon phillips. I remember it was it was. It was an awesome experience. That i got to do and and and i think that's why a such a love for the the terrible late dots red steam stat. Were that were just not very very good. But at the beginning in two thousand seven season. Where we're you know taking off right here. Griffey was moved to right field and reds manager. Jerry narron said that quote. I've got to do everything. I can to put our best club out there. My feeling that with ryan friel out there gives us a strong defense up. The middle griffey changed his number from thirty two three two honors three children. During the next two seasons griffey would wear the number forty two on april fifteenth. Beginning the tradition known as jackie robinson day. That's really really cool. That he kind of started that. And that's actually something that i didn't know before. I was researching this and it's because of him wearing that in a couple of other like things that i could probably get into another segment That that griffey is the reason i bet. Jackie robinson day is thing and and that's i mean he's he's just a puts him an even higher on my list of my favorite athletes of all time but on may tenth two thousand and seven griffey hit six home his six home run of the season for five hundred sixty ninth of his career tying rafael romero for ninth place on the career home. Run list you pass. Paul marilyn may thirteenth in griffey tied harmon killebrew for eighth on the all time list. With five hundred and seventy third home run on may twenty second then surpassing him on may twenty fifth on june twenty second. Two thousand seven griffey made his first return to seattle after trade to the reds before the game. The mariners honored him with a fifteen minute presentation which include a highlight reel of his playing career with the mariners. A presentation of the house that griffey built and quote that the house that griffey bill in quotes memorial by the mariners hall of famers and former teammates j burner and edgar martinez. A four minute standing ovation from a sold out crowd graffiti. Expect such a welcome or such a welcome or a turn out by the fans when he came back and a short but emotional speech was given by griffey afterwards. Many of the fans in attendance made signs professing their gratitude and admiration for him or toward him with quotes such as the house that griffey bill seattle junior griffey. We miss you. And griffey went one for five in the game and griffey his five hundred and eighty third and five hundred eighty four. Th career home runs tying surpassing mark maguire for.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

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04:28 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"A plane crash on october twenty fifth nine hundred ninety nine griffey started expressing the desire to live closer to his relatives in his hometown of cincinnati. Not only did griffey wanted live closer. We also wanted to be able to raise kids trey and taryn. Tevin was not born time on september tenth. Two thousand griffey was traded to the reds for pitcher brett. Tomko outfielder mike. Cameron and minor leaguers antonio perez. Jake myers griffey signed a nine year. One hundred twelve point. Five million dollar contract after reds are trade was complete with a club option for a tenth earlier. That season gra vetoed a trade to the new york mets for rodgers darna octave octavio. The now the tano and relief pitcher. Dennis cook or a mondo benitez. You're vs agent. Brian goldberg said afterwards that griffey would only accept the trade to the reds and quote if he can't go to cincinnati then he's going back to seattle for final year of his contract but the cincinnati reds from two thousand to two thousand eight and two thousand griffey also changes number from twenty four to thirty. He wars father's number will playing in both cincinnati and seattle the year. The number twenty four was already retired in honor of tony perez. The two thousand season began. What has generally been seen by the media. As the decline of in. Ken griffey junior superstar status although his stats respectable they were far. Below is previous level of play and one hundred and forty five games griffey just to seventy one with forty home runs but his nine forty three on base. Plus slugging was the lowest mark in five years. Additionally from two thousand one to two thousand and four griffey played was plagued by stream injuries including a season ending injuries. In two thousand to two thousand and three in two thousand four were she at griffey for griffey. The of effects of injuries lowered his bat speed resulting in less power and fewer home runs. He slept only four twenty six before succumbing to injury in two thousand two But his lowest output seven years in injuries forced griffey to miss two hundred and sixty at a two hundred and forty six games from two thousand and two thousand two thousand four Diminishing both his skills as a player and star reputation in two thousand and four griffey avoided major injury during the first half of the season in on june twentieth was became the twentieth player to five hundred career. Home runs is five hundred home. Run mark came on father's day in a game against the saint. Louis cardinals busch stadium. With his father in the stands. The homers tied griffey with his father's career hits with two hundred with two thousand one hundred forty three however. The injury bug began to bite again. Just before the all-star break he suffered a partial hamstring tear nagging him out of the all star game and putting him on the disabled list. Yet again grief. You finish the oh four season on the disabled list after suffering a ruptured his right hamstring in san francisco. The play in the play in question occurred. At and t. stadium in a game against the san francisco. Giants griffey was starting in right field for the first time and he's sixteen year major league career when he raised toward the gap to try and cut off a ball before it got down to the wall. He slid as he got to the ball. But the process of hyper extending his right leg tearing his hamstring completely off the bone he later came out of the game complaining of tightness on in his hamstring exhibited exacerbated by a chilly conditions in san francisco however there was far more to it than anyone realized at the time. Shortly after his injury reds team physician timothy cram checked devised an experimental surgery w the junior operation. The that would use three titanium screws reattaching griffey's hamstring for several weeks. Griffey's right leg was kept in slaying that kept at nine. That kept it at a ninety degree angle. He was not able to move the leg until october late october. After intense rehabilitation period he returned for the two thousand and five season in april. He had to forty four with one homer on april thirtieth and nine. Rbi so we're to take a short break right here and then finish this in a second segment with the remainder of ken. Griffey juniors career tired.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

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07:28 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"In his first major at bat he did double so Just based on the we'll just go over how how these these teams like work it structure wise so There is two different types of class. A ball there is class a rookie ball. Which is a very shortened season And it's mostly about trying to get to see if guys are going to be able to make a jump And some guys don't perform well and then they are resigned to play again in that or sometimes they're just cut then. There is a lot like in a traditionally length season for regular class. A ball which is where griffey would were would end up going after his stint with shortened season. Then it goes from that in rookie ball that first single a to double aid and then that's where most of the prospects like the best prospects are playing is in aa. And they have they have really good you know child the top prospects in the organization And then triple a. Is where guys kind of go to Like a lotta guys go straight from aa chew aaa mid a lot but the top top prospects go straight from aa to the bigs because if you could they're saying if you can hit and you can hit everywhere or and also i mean the same is good for Like class able because a lot of those guys have really nasty stuff but they can't control it so if you can hit even though they don't even know where the ball's gonna go. That just proves that you can hit off somebody who does know what he's doing and i mean that's that's a really common that's really common Like euphemism phrase in this in this career early in this career field but is defensive. Career was widely considered elite fielding practice during his decade exemplified by streak of ten straight gold gloves from one thousand nine hundred and nine hundred ninety nine. His impressive range allied with frequent spectacular diving plays in his dow often dazzled fans with over the shoulder basket catches and robbing opposing hitters of home runs by leaping up and pulling them back into the field of play. He was featured on the wheaties cereal box and had his own signature sneaker line from nike on april third nineteen eighty nine. He made his very first major league baseball appearance. Griffey hit a line drive double off. Oakland a's pitcher. Dave stewart at the oakland coliseum. One week later in his first at bat in the kingdom griffey hit his first major league. Home run review was a frequent participant. The all star games praying all star during the one thousand nine hundred. Ninety s led the to multiple times in different hitting categories in one thousand nine thousand nine hundred ninety one griffey. His father became the first father son to play on the same team at the same time. And since his father's first game as mariner on august thirtieth nineteen ninety the pair of back to back hitting singles in the first inning and both scored on september fourteenth appear. Hit back to back home. Runs in the top of the first against the california angels pitcher kirk nicastro becoming the first father-son duo to hit back to back home runs in. Mlb history the do of later. Total fifty games together before griffey senior retired in one thousand nine hundred one at the major league baseball home run derby nineteen ninety-three which was held at oriole park in baltimore. Griffey hit the warehouse beyond right field wall which on the fly and is still the only player to ever do. So as with every homerun that hit the hits utah street and each homerun. There is honored with a a a certain plaque. That is That is embedded horizontally onto the concourse walkway in the exact spot. Where the home run landed in one thousand nine hundred four. He led league voting for all star candidates in selection that season which ended prematurely on august twelfth due to labor disputes. Saw griffey hit thirty home. Runs and the mariners for sixty five games he would go on to have four multi home run games that you're the while his pace cooled somewhat during the final eight weeks of the season only at ten home runs in the mariners last forty seven games but his first forty home runs by august. Which would put him to ahead of. Chicago's frank thomas. F four ahead of cleveland's albert belle for the american league lead one of the most memorable moments of griffey's career with the mariners came during the nineteen ninety-five american league. Division series against the new york yankees. After losing the first two games the marriages griffey were on the verge of elimination but came back to win the next two game setting up a decisive fifth game and the bottom of the eleventh inning of game. Five with griffey on first base he may edgar martinez had a double griffey round. The basis slid into home with the winning run and pots of waiting into the waiting arms of his entire team. The one thousand nine hundred. Five american league division series would kick off brief a brief rivalry between the yankees and mariners and griffey may have escalated it by saying he would never ever play for the yankees because the the yankees allegedly treated his father. Ken griffey junior so badly. Also when griffey was a kid by also when griffey was a kid by visiting his dad. In the yankee clubhouse yankee manager billy martin would believing that children did not belong in the clubhouse would kick him out of there. Although the mariners subsequently lost the lcs to indians managed by later manager of the mariners. Mike hargrove that moment still remains one of the most memorable in mariners history capping season that quote unquote save baseball in seattle and quote and So if you're unaware of that. I really recommend you guys going and checking out the The the secret base They did a entire entire like ten hour piece on the history of the seattle mariners and it is fantastic. And i really recommend that you guys go and watch it a little bit. Just you can get to understand how that season did save baseball in seattle because seattle was definitely leaving. If they didn't get a new stadium built end because of griffey and that t and that seattle team they ended up making a huge huge like they ended up being just one of the best teams that had ever played baseball. And jill legitimately say baseball in that city and because of the just improbable late-season playoff run that year. Which was really spurred by. Griffey's return from led to the construction of safeco field and the future. Security of a franchise rumored for years to be on the move. That play also inspired the video game of ken. Griffey juniors winning run for the super any s and ninety seven griffey lead the mariners to the al west crown captured the american league most valuable player hitting three or four with fifty six home runs in one hundred and forty seven. Rbi is that next season in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight was.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

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02:32 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"Play up against the wall like running on the wall. The end the end the game for for the twins. And i just i love that movie so much bring in. Griffey is a huge part of that. And i mean but for his playing career he he was a a total beast and he said some very lucrative deals with international promise like with nike nintendo and a properly reflected it was reflected well upon is credited by some with helping restore a baseball's image after the nineteen eighty-four labor dispute. Griffey is one of only twenty nine players in major league baseball to in in hit in the history of major league baseball to played in four different decades calendar decades which is awesome key played in the started his career in nineteen ninety nine hundred eighty nine for the seattle mariners playing professionally but he admitted in minor league from nineteen eighty seven. So we're gonna talk about his early life for a little bit and then we're gonna get into his professional career. So this man ken. Griffey junior was born in dornoch end nora pennsylvania on november twenty first nineteen sixty nine. He shares his birthday with another native hall of famer. Stan musial muzio is really cool. The fact that he and Just another awesome guy like other stud in all time. Great are from the same town like what kind of odds are that. But his family moved to cincinnati ohio where his dad and ken griffey senior was playing for the reds and when griffey was six years old he junior was in the clubhouse during his father's backed baggage championships in nineteen ninety. Five in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine hundred seventy five nineteen seventy six as child senior or junior senior would instill the confidence in his sons pride of team accomplishments rather than individual performance quote. My dad would have bought me on the head when i was a kid. If i home bragging about what. I did on the field. He only wanted to know what the team did and quote. You've attended archbishop moeller high school in cincinnati the same high school as future team. Barry larkin where he was the united states high school baseball player of the year. Nineteen eighty-seven griffey. hit four. seventy eight with seventeen home runs in two seasons of high school. Baseball gravy also played football as a.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

GSMC Baseball Podcast

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"Have been a a unanimous selection to the hall of fame but up until that point in time with the hall of fame. A lot of those writers. Were still really stingy. With the fact that some people have gotten in with like some people like babe. Ruth have never got been didn't get in with a a perfect one hundred percent not that didn't change its money on. Rivera became the very first and the only still member of the member of the an ob hall of fame that is a unanimous selection and he received just one vote or a couple of votes out of being the the first ever he. He was elected at at the time. The record breaking a number was ninety. Nine point three two which she said that broke tom. Sabres record of ninety eight point eight four percent saying they should yao into the hall of fame But griffey was a great player and a lifetime. Batting average of two eighty four had just three thousand hits for his career. Six hundred thirty home runs and over eighteen hundred. Rbi is as a player. She was such a fun player to watch. One of my favorite movies is like watch little bigly. Iran is in the the biggest reason for that is because ken griffey junior Is is actually in the movie. He makes us sick..

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

GSMC Baseball Podcast

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast

"The only thing that they're really not doing well is is pitching but like even then they're still top ten and team era and in in hitting. They're also. I mean actually pitching his. What is kind of keeping them over the top and i misspoke when i said that but pitching their top top ten. They're number six era and then hitting the middle of the field but that's okay in terms of opie s Especially when you have a pitching staff like they do in guys like tyler glass now who who are just absolutely falling out right now but up next the ale central so in the central remember how last time. I was excited that the minnesota twins seemed to be riding the ship and moving themselves out of the cellar in the central. It does not appear to be the case there. Thirteen games under five hundred. They're twenty five and thirty eight to fourteen games out of first place and they are eleven games right now. Behind the wildcard there three and seven out of their last ten and they lost their most recent game. Their pitching staff right now is so abysmally bad. They've given up three hundred thirty. Three total runs this year. Which is Almost almost the worst in in baseball. Not by not by much their second worst in baseball with the Three hundred and thirty three runs given up so far the only team that is worse than them is arizona. Who's given up three hundred forty runs this year. They're pitching staff abysmally bad this year and that that was that that has been a concern for the minnesota twins really for the last really the last few years even even when they were winning the division the last couple of these The last couple of seasons the biggest issue was was wins. Or not wins. I obviously the based issue is how many ways you can get season but the biggest issue for them is pitching and it has been. They've never had a really good rotation like just a top ten rotation and baseball. They lost probably their best relief. Pitcher and trevor may this offseason and then just didn't really replace him and the like and because of that. And i'm not saying that trevor may is a is going to save them. Forty two runs with Like what into sixty three games into the season for them like it's not something that is is that big of an issue just them losing them him but that's a big loss to their bullpen. And it seems he's paying dividends in With him in in new york with the mets and minnesota is is has completely taken a just fall off the face of the earth this season. I believe it feels kind of like a fluke year. Kind of like Boston last season where they struggled one of the worst teams in baseball when they were projected to be one of the better teams but detroit. They're in fourth place right now in the central they're twenty six and thirty seven honestly like that's about where i expected them to be at this point in the season about a two weeks almost through june about thirteen games which they are right now behind the first place. Ten games out of the wild card. They are foreign six out of their last ten. We seem to be doing okay. They did lose their most recent game to the white sox But that you know they they actually have a very talented team. That's going to be good in a couple of years. And you see that when you watch some of these games were detroit is playing. Teams like the white sox. They're giving them kind of fits. They're not they're cadillac. Fighting a lot there scratching. They're trying to do a lot of different things putting a lot of young guys out. And that's that's a good reason for detroit to be where they are. The thing about detroit is that they're really gonna need to boost their offense more so than their defense. They've only given up two hundred ninety five runs so far this year which is not good by any stretch of the imagination. But it's also not that bad especially when you consider that they've only score at two hundred and forty runs this year so they need to just kind of. They're they're working on on becoming better as as baseball as baseball team. And that's really what's important here is than trying to build build up a good organization from the ground up. That's what they're doing this year. That's why they're twenty six and thirty seven right now. city though they are in third place again there about were projected them to be i i actually projected them to beat fourth place because i expected minnesota to be a lot better but being thirty two games below five hundred right now thirty and thirty two with a eight and a half had a first and five and a half out of wildcard. They're a lot better spot than i really thought they were going to. I didn't expect much of kansas city really anything this year other than to maybe compete with cleveland for about third place right now because of how bad minnesota's doing because i expected minnesota to just be running away with this vision. It seems like the white sox are the ones that are actually doing this. Cleveland is thirty three and twenty seven. They're four and a half out of first place from behind the white sox game and a half behind houston in boston for that. Second wildcard spot. They are Six four of last ten. They are winners of their last game. They are a series against seattle at home right now and they had a very convincing win last night On the eleventh the white socks though thirty three and twenty four they are doing a great job or thirty nine and twenty four. They're they're one of the best teams in baseball. They've only given up two hundred and nineteen runs this year which is very very low. It's only lower It's it's only hire to the mets and the mets have played fifty five games this year. Like which is six games more than or less than the The the amount of games at the white sox plate so you kinda gotta take into consideration but their offense is so high that they have the. They're they're plus ninety run differential. That is only second to the dodgers. They the the white sox are legit. They're they're real really really good team this year and that's something that everybody should be paying attention to about in the al west the rangers. They're in last place there. Twenty four and forty third thirteen and a half out of i twelve and a half back a wild card to an eight out of their last hand and they did lose their most recent game so so a little bit of a surprise right now in the al west because the seattle mariners have now moved into fourth place at thirty one and thirty four seven games out of first and six and a half out or six games out of the wildcard there. Three and seven out of their last ten. They've lost two straight And one of those being to cleveland the angels though they have moved into third place in the division. Just a game under five hundred. They're thirty one and thirty..

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"I think parents just so hard on the kids and That's where you know, I learned my coaching south from I I played for Jerry Failures that big time baseball guy in Dayton, Cincinnati. My point on this 94 world serious scene and I learned so much when I was 14 years old. Now he was hard and he expected greatness, but he inspired us to be not only great baseball players, but better people. And it's kind of cool now that coach values is now 71 years old and he's my assistant coach. It Z. It's really nice to get to work with him again. But it's just fun. The right finding the right fit. Of coaches and this organization that I coached him. I could high school ball for 14 years, and then I became a principal and couldn't coach high school ball anymore. And took over summer team and I coach for a different organization for a year and the their ideas weren't in a line with what what I like. And I'd worked with the Cains doing recruiting party coaching for them. And you know, the Kanes organization was exactly what I wanted. It's just positive people that encourage kids motivate kids inspire kids. And I mean, it's a great program. So I think really surrounding your kids with coaches, trainers. Just people that encourage In a game of such failure. Yeah, yeah, total positivity. No doubt about it and No. I had positive role models you know, growing up in playing ball could never hit but could field and catch the ball. But it is such a great game. And Kevin, how bad do we need Baseball right now? Guys for the economy for the psyche of our nation. Absolutely. I'll tell you what. Last year after the shutdown and getting back on the baseball field, I mean, it was just it was unbelievable. It was amazing. And I've got a bad in case here in my house and All the facilities were still closed, and we have We have practice in my house just to get the boys back into the game and getting the routine pound. So, um, we really, really need it. Yes, absolute medicine. It just It just is, um so, but Ken Griffey Juniors got quite a chore ahead of him, and he's also Two months ago, he joined the ownership of the Seattle Sounders Sounders FC out in Seattle, so there's a lot on his plate. Yeah, it's often to see what a great guy he's a Class act player and probably the sweetest left hand swing convicts ever in Major league baseball, But Get a watching play this just watching adult. I mean, just a respectful guy and I grew up watching Kinga, Virginia and We all tried to imitating. And But everybody thinks about Ken Griffey Jr in his swing on the head. Defense is unbelievable. Yes, and just different, unbelievable guy and I I'm bum proud that he's taken this initiative on because I think it's It's really important. That's really important. Keep kids and it's America's pastime. I mean, keep kids playing this game, and it's just so dinner. It's just so much fun to play. It's just this and Ah, lot of people responded to my Facebook page. When I you know, put put this up there with Ken Griffey Jr And I said, Hey, I'm all years, you know? How can you You know, get more kids to play. I'm all ears in my cap is on backwards in honor of campus, Junior so well, Kevin. Great stuff. Really Appreciate it Your perspective and man. Just can't wait for other spring and baseball to start. Absolutely. I appreciate it. You're very welcome. Thank you so much. Thanks to God Good. Take care of Kevin That is Dr Kevin Harlem and educator Coach Scout promoter and he's the recruiting coordinator for the Kanes Baseball Club. And, uh, it was a couple years ago when I was umpiring, A 10 you girls game and this team called the Laser's a statewide organization, and I was talking to the coaches. And that 10 U team played 100 games in a calendar year. 10 year olds, So wow! Incredible. Back with more chick Ludwig 700 wlw Sports. Yeah, it feels.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Employees of long term care facilities in the state received both doses of the Copan 19 vaccines. Nursing home outbreaks in the state of Mitt Down 50% Since beginning of January. I'm Jim Fruit. Baseball in the news on Friday, a big trade between the ST Louis Cardinals in the Colorado Rockies, the Cardinals agreeing to acquire Old star third baseman Nolan Arun Auto from Colorado. The deal pending approval by Major League Baseball and the players Union. Iraqis reportedly sending a lot of cash $50 million to make the deal work, and Arun Otto will be reportedly deferring. Money has well. Also, the Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with free agent outfielder John Peterson, the former Dodgers signing a one year deal worth $7 million. Ken Griffey Jr joining the commissioner's office has a senior adviser, Ah, Hall of Famers role will focus on baseball operations and youth baseball development. Wins for the next 10 Minutes on Friday night. The next snap a three game losing streak, defeating Cleveland 102 to 81 at Madison Square Garden, the next down nine and 11. Emanuel quickly came off the bench to leave the Nixon scoring with 25 points. RJ Baron had 24 a busy night for Julius Randle 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Areas. Garland led Cleveland with 24. In the second game of their three game road trip, Brooklyn defeated Oklahoma City 1 47 to 1 25 to raise their record to 13 and eight Nine Nets and double figures led by 25 points apiece for Kyrie Irving and James Harden, Nets coach Steve Nash resting Kevin Durant, the league's second leading scorer. Local NHL teams had Friday off the long began action later today. The Devils have a one PM matinee against Buffalo, the Rangers hosting Pittsburgh and the Islanders in Philadelphia. Those games at seven sad news in the world of college basketball..

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"And Josh Bynes and Xavier says to a fellow eventually came back towards the end of the season. But Kensi Alexandra, But ESPN also raided the draft classes today and the Bengals draft class in 2020 was rated the number one draft class in the NFL. Foundational piece is Joe Burrow tea? Higgins. Hopefully, Logan Wilson takes another step or two in the coming season. Adding layers to what they have because that got stripped away of layers, and after two and 14 they started to build it back up with Some free agency with Joe Burrow with tea. Higgins the construction Is ongoing, and there's a lot of work to do this offseason. All right up next, we'll add some baseball to the next. What would you tell Ken Griffey Jr in his new role about making baseball cool for kids getting kids to play the game? Getting kids to follow the game? Have interest in the major League baseball game As we continue you create sports talk presented by Kelsey Chevrolet 700 WLW. News, traffic and weather News Radio 700 w L jealousy Cincinnati The governor of Ohio with an assignment for teachers, this is Theseventies clock report. I'm Matt Reese. Breaking now, teachers and other school employees across the state are key to getting kids back into the classrooms. And the governor's plan is to reopen schools that have been closed by the pandemic. By March 1st tonight the governor releasing the schedule that covers the entire month of February. With vaccinations across the state. You can see it on 700 wlw use Twitter page. As some of the highlights, Though Butler County teachers getting shot starting next week, Cincinnati Public schools and Middletown School's already are getting vaccinated. The rest of Hamilton County scheduled for week number two in February, same deal for Adams and Brown counties. Warren County's Week three and Claremont County is weak Number four latest on the president's efforts to get covert relief past Republicans air not liking it very much among them, and Ohio Senator Republican Senator Rob Portman. Just $25 million now is very.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Now for Westchester after a bomb threat at the Walgreens and Union Center and state route 7 47 this afternoon. No explosive was found by police in West Chester to pipe pounds found near the U. S. Capitol on January. 6th are believed to have been planted the night before. According to footage obtained by The Washington Post. A man in a gray hooded sweatshirt was seen carrying a bag near the capital. NBC News is confirming that the FBI already has this footage and is offering a $100,000 reward for any information on that man. Two bombs were found at the R RNC and DNC office buildings near the capital, which investigators believe was done to draw law enforcement away from the building. FBI says he explosive devices were to fully working metal bombs with kitchen timers. Latest coronavirus cases for Ohio out this afternoon nearly 4900 with 64 new deaths in the past 24 hours. Both numbers are below the three week average. So that's encouraging news and so are hospitalizations and ICU admissions during the past 24 hours, Indiana with more than 2600 new cases in the past day, and 46 new deaths, reported Kentucky's numbers, they're gonna be coming out any minute now. CDC urging us to hold off on all travel now that the more transmissible South African variant has been discovered in this country in Canada. They're stopping some international travel Canadian airline West yet announcing it is temporarily suspending all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean at the request of the Canadian government. WestJet saying the government asked in the airline agreed beginning Sunday and lasting until it least April. 30th West yet is canceling all flights to Sunday destination. Hands in Mexico and the Caribbean. In response to New Cove, it variants Canada is implementing rules like mandatory quarantine in a hotel when somebody arrives in the country like stone ABC nears on Wall Street Near the close, the Dow is down. 621 points, NASDAQ off 266. S and P 500 is down 73 points. He was radio 700 WLW sports. Here's the Reds Update Hall of Famer and former red Ken Griffey Jr spent name senior adviser to commissioner Rob Manfred. He will consult with baseball on a number of issues with special emphasis on baseball operations and youth baseball development. College basketball Tonight. In case you meet you, I see a 5 30 on ESPN 15 30. Also right state up against Robert Morris. Tomorrow, the fifth rated Texas and Kentucky game is canceled due to a least one positive test within the Wildcats camp and HL tonight. Columbus versus Chicago, With coverage of 7 30, Fox Sports 13 60. Will Denison 700 WLW SPORTS Your Times. 407 Next news 4 30 Matt Reese News radio 700 wlw. Find unspeakable piece When I come to these grounds, Catholic cemeteries are sacred ground there times that we come here and we just want peace..

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Smooth and easy. Good guests. One bad call a good host. Good energy. It's a good day and lots still to get to Including Alvin's Week, Hawass, the 80 P. Nelson a galore, saying that his Raider teammates suck and the coaches to all that's coming up. What I do owe you a sports update. So let me make good on that. Here it is. This rich Ackerman. See me? Yes. Sports flag Jim the Texas air trying to move forward and establish a positive culture, but have a major dilemma with the future of to Shawn Watson. As they introduced their new coach Jim Nick, Acero, said they have zero interest in trading. The quarterback was asked to be dealt. The drama couldn't take the smile off the face of the new coach who met the media. David Cully, now ahead, man for the first time at the age of 65 couldn't be more grateful I would be here all day talking to about the people that have been helped me along my journey here. All I want to say is that I am so happy and honored. Be the head coach of the Houston Texans here in Houston. Major League Baseball's hired Ken Griffey Jr is a senior adviser to commissioner Rob Manfred. His emphasis will be on baseball operations and youth baseball specifically diversity in the amateur ranks. The Cubs have reported come to terms of Jack Peterson on a one year deal. Adam Wainwright, returning for another with Cardinals Daniel Murphy has announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the major leagues and the Jazz look to extend their winning streak to 11 tonight when they host the Mavericks, Utah, currently AH, half game in front of the Clippers for the top spot in the West. L A goes from back to back wins in Orlando. I'm rich Ackermann. Hey, what's going on? Folks Jr here tonight We are joined by two time Super Bowl champion Mathias Kiwanuka, The J. R sport brief show. It's an Eastern seven personally. Be fun way. Our Colorado Spring Sports.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

02:52 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"You raised the question. It's really interesting. And the question is, Are you happy? Because you win or do you win Because you're happy you want is a player you want is a coach in college in the NFL. So how do you answer that question? Jim. I know this as a coach. I was so much better coach and I think anybody in any business doing anything. Yeah. If you're upbeat, you're positive and you're happy. You're gonna do a much better job then otherwise, and I know I was a much better coach when I was happy when I had my crew around the you know when we could laugh and cut up and have some time together. Uh, you're just much more productive when you're happy. I like that, Jimmy. One last side you mentioned fishing. Fishing is something that obviously you've got a passion for. I'm curious. Is it relaxing to you? Or is it another way for you to compete and battle with the ocean and the fish? It's a you know, I take pride in catching a big fish. I've got five Blue Marlin fishing alone. But it's peaceful for May. I can relax. I can think about things. I come up with a lot of thoughts out there. I've got plenty of time to do it. I mean, even for our Fox NFL Sunday show I'll be out there on the boat during the week thinking about what I'm going to say about particular subject. You know how I'm gonna address getting ready for a ball game, except because I know the topics already. And so it's really a peaceful time for me. I love it. He is a two time Super Bowl champions, a Fox sports analyst. Remember the College Football Hall of Fame member of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. You can watch him on Fox. And today he appeared courtesy of Michelob Ultra. Jimmy, I'm so glad that you and I got caught up. Great to have you on the show. Jimmy. Thank you so much. It's always good to talk to you. Good luck with your gym. Take care of Jimmy Jimmy Johnson joining us or blast He's got such an enormous kick out of Jimmy Johnson, both when he coached and even after Nice to see him while worked at Fox. I would see Jimmy sometimes on the fox lot, and he meant even Jimmy, like at the valet stand waiting for the car just had so much it, man. It's so much charisma, so much personality. Just awesome, Awesome dude to be around, all right, when we come back Will open it up. It's Friday attack some fun. Like I said, Tito jump today. Like I'm trying not to talk local politics. I don't want to. And the thing I want to even less than talk. Local politics is talked local politics the day after I talked local politics. But he jump today. Come right back. First up. Here is your sports update. Is Andrew bogus. See me? Yes. Fun sports flag. Jim Ken Griffey Jr has joined the commissioner's office as a senior adviser..

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on WTOP

"Here's Rob would for all right, Mike right now keeping tabs on the big game at Ohio State. The third ranked Buckeyes up on the Indiana Hoosiers, the ninth ranked Hoosiers by a score of seven to nothing. This one in the first quarter. Justin Fields, making short work of that. Who's your secondary early? Going two for two for 75 yards and a touchdown on the opening possession. But since then they've run into some issues, throwing an interception and Having to go three and outs so defense prevailing here in this game between ranked Big 10 foes the big game between fourth rains Clemson and Florida state that was postponed. The two teams, medical personnel unable to mutually agree on moving forward with the game that according to the A C C. Some big games for Virginia Tech and you ve a Today the Hokies on the road, a face pit in a match up of four in four teams and the Cavaliers hosting Abilene Christian. They have a chance to get back to 500 at four and four NBA free agency free agent frenzy. Now in day two, The Wizard's reportedly agreeing to a one year deal. With howl. Netto, the career backup point guard, spent last year in Philly after playing his first four seasons in Utah. And this signing comes a day after reports that John Wall wants out of Washington and the Washington football team, reportedly promoting defensive back Cole Luke from the practice squad to the active roster and doing so, according to the Washington Post. On a rare two year deal, which signifies that perhaps Ron Rivera has big plans. For Luke in this banged up defensive backfield. Luke played for Rivera in Carolina. He spent most of the previous three seasons on the Panthers practice squad. And if you want to feel old Mike Ken Griffey Jr. Who we know his nickname is the kid. He's not a kid anymore, he turns 51 today. Uh, yeah, around that Rob would fork w t o p sports Seems like just yesterday. Thanks around 12 47. And just ahead here on W t o p. We're gonna have traffic and weather for you that we're gonna talk about whether a coronavirus relief package could be passed by Congress before. Next year. We'll find out it is 12 47..

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on AM 1530 WCKG

AM 1530 WCKG

06:17 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on AM 1530 WCKG

"Than aggressive instinct. If you go look at his career, and I don't have the numbers in front of me. Generally, when he's had decent protection, he's been Well, more efficient. Last year, we didn't have the protection and by the way, the Chargers went out and got an all Pro guard trade Turner and then they address their tackle position, so Last year. Protection was a problem when you when you're not athletic and mobile and the protections bad your pics go on. I like Philip Rivers a lot. I think he he's He's a interesting individual in that he's known for talking trash. Defoe knows total fiery and I like all that I am just extra Greenlee skeptical of this. I'm not accept was of the Tampa Bay move. But I'm I'm very skeptical of the situation. I don't love trash talking for my quarterback. Generally. No, but if you can say Listen, if you could dish it, you just gotta be able to take it. That's just the rule. I don't like hat on backwards Quarterback. I don't like trash talk. I think it's certain individuals could get away with it. I think Philip Rivers get away with it because he's consistent with it, And he's not afraid. Like like I said, You gotta take it. You can't be out here talking trash and they want to get sensitive. Everyone's well. He's living at a sensitive guy. Given that So for the first time since 2014 stuff Curry will not be playing in the N B a finals, But when he asked who he thinks will make it all the way to the end this year, he would not name those last two teams. But, he said, I hate giving predictions, especially in this scenario where anybody could get upset. I'm prepared for anything as a quote unquote well, he may be arrived. Let's get through the first round. But if Milwaukee the Lakers get knocked off, then it's just a Oh, my God, Milwaukee and the Lakers get knocked off. I don't know. I think it might think it might change how we look at this championship. I don't know if that's fair, but well, because would you imagine that would happen if we weren't in the bubble? Listen, I've watched Toronto play two of their playoff games. And I'm I'm not. I sat there and watched van bleak and sock'em and I'm like They're significantly better than last year. TORONTO It's weird to meet Toronto matches up with Milwaukee in Boston. Toronto's a greasy No, listen, but Toronto's always that they're always consistent. They're always fundamental to rising stars and a great coach and a bench and veterans. I love Toronto, who predicted that Toronto Championship here No one except for anyone who lives in Toronto, but me, right? So I left Toronto. But it's not really surprising with. I don't think the Blazers or the maps, they're going to win. But I do think that we're gonna look at the situation differently. If there is a major upset like that, I don't think that's fair because right now I think that you think this is a situation will say it's just a fluke here. I'm saying and I don't think that's there. But we probably will just by default. Do that. I don't I don't know that's gonna happen. I think everything is going to end up being how we originally predicted it. The long playoffs. Joy with news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by heard light, So when I was at the other place, I did a rant on hat on backwards. I don't like guys that whether hand on backwards and Steve Spurrier, the legendary Steve Spurrier went to on a press conference one time and mention my name. This is a true story. And he said, You know, I listened that Colin Cowherd. I agree with him on that I'm a quarterback to wear head on backwards either. I want a grown up coward. That's what he called me and its spirit. I love him, and so I'm not a hat on backwards guy. Every guy I've ever known that wears them all the time to goof ball, and I want my franchise got to be a grown up. I had about Six months ago, 69 months ago, right before Cove it whenever that was, like, right back from the Super Bowl, kid come up to me in Manhattan Beach hat on backwards and he want to be a sportscaster. Looking for advice. Guess what I told him. I'd put the hand on forward Can't take you seriously. I mean, I don't wear hats often, but when I do, I wear them for function, not necessarily fashion. But I would be a hat on backwards. Probably told him you're not happy. I mean, what about Ken Griffey Jr is notoriously hat on backwards guys, one of the greatest one exception in the history of backwards hats. One. So you're gonna you'll submit, you know, I mean, there's exceptions to everything. I mean, there are people that fall off a cliff and live. Can't There's an exception to everything but most hat on backwards. Guys don't get told that sportscaster I said, you should never go upto American media icon asked for advice hat on backwards. Turn it right around. I said, Now you're a winner. Just a frat boy before nine year old winner. You're running things you have control of your life. It was the philosophy. It's just like it's guys that wear armor, just frat boys. That is great when you're 19, and you're drinking Milwaukee's best, But when you walk into a room of players, you want it forward. And then everybody will send me a picture of Tom Brady with his head. Tom is over. 99% of the Tom Tom is front facing Brady hat with his brand. You can see his brain never noticed Tom ever since he developed his brand. You can see the brand if guys that have Grand. They were they have you doing going to Senor Froggies drinking all my a It's not for me. I don't think there's an equivalent for women backwards hat. Oh, yes, there is. There is, is that is there something on women does And you immediately like, like, like somebody in your field and they immediately come up and you're like I can't take him seriously. Not really. I'm not a very judgmental person. I am every second of the day. I was like, plus, the younger joy was ah. I'm an old lady now, so make more calculated decisions. Cool when you're a producer, Is there anything a producer Khun Dio ask you. I wanna be a producer and you're like I know what it is. Change Smoker. Remember that guy? We work with a chain smoker? I could do with smoke. Don't wear shorts to work here in radio. I don't care if no one.

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"ken griffey jr" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"ken griffey jr" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Golden State lumber When you succeed, we succeeded. All right, Murph, what do you got today? Hey, everybody. It is August 15th in Giants history, and we're going to shine a light on San Ramon Valley High School product, Randy Winn. Very good giant Randy Winn Giants are opening a four game series on 8 15 05 at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark. Now ready win. The Giants had just acquired him in, 05 Negativo, five they had traded. Sandra fell high product Jesse Foppert and your Victoria Alba two weeks earlier to get Randy Winn and he leads off the game with a base hit. And then he let off the third inning with a home run. And then he got to bat in the fourth inning and smoked a double. You see where we're going here? He needs a triple for the cycle. It's the sixth inning. Randy Keisler is pitching for the Reds. But you're not going to get a triple, right. You can't just wave your wand and hit for the cycle. Kanye Randy Winn, Randy went Tex one to right center field. This one. We'll get down for a base settler will all the way to the wall. Ken Griffey Jr will pick it up when is gonna go to third and Randy Winn has hit for the cycle. Randy win with a single homer, a double and now he gets the triple. Yes, you can wave your wand and get a triple Greg pop on the call Eighth giant ever to hit for the cycle at that point member Fred Lewis would do it later on to J T. Snow. Three hits Kevin Korea. Five innings gets The Wind Giants win 73 Randy Window hits for the cycle in Cincy on 8 15 05 And this has been Brian Murphy with this date in Giants history. Very good, Murph. The great call by pop on that one. Hey, Ah! Lineup for the A's A simian camp Chapman Olson Kanna. Grossman. They've got match. Linen is the Ah, the D H tonight and, Ah, Alan is the catcher as well. So basically, that's a lineup And, of course for the Giants. It's later Solano, you, Stransky Longoria. Flores pants rough, Trump and Du Bon and again it's a matter of pitching, seeing if the left hander Minaya has got it, And if he doesn't make the Giants have to make him pay for it. And Gausman, the boy, You just hope he's consistent the way Dave.

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