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Biden tells Georgia voters they have the power to decide Senate control
"What happens in in Georgia Georgia will will affect affect the the whole whole country. country. I'm I'm Dave Dave Anthony Anthony Fox Fox News. News. We We need need you you to to vote vote again. again. In In record record numbers. numbers. President President elect elect Biden Biden urging urging people people to to vote. vote. Democrats Democrats change Georgia to Change America Again He's backing Jonas elfin Raphael Warnock. If they win, Democrats will control the Senate so they could will unchecked UN restrained, absolute power over every aspect of your lives. The President Trump Rally Republicans. Last night in Dalton, Georgia to vote for Senator Kelly Leffler and David Perdue. Fox is that Kevin Brown Was there now Live in Atlanta? Yeah. Dave Debbie drove him from Canton, Georgia, to that rally, saying she's voting for producing Leffler because of the president because I believe in Trump and think that everything he's done has been positive for this country, he said. Everything he said he was going to do and I just want to come out and support it. But she is a bit wary that maybe her vote could be discarded or discounted due to what the president told her had happened during the November presidential election. Now Debbie is one of three million Georgians who voted early, but millions more are expected to vote today, Dave Evidence that really the president also again claimed the election was rigged, stolen, but the Supreme Court has let us down. So far. Democrats sight failed legal challenges when he dismisses allegations and they have enough votes to defeat planned Republican objections to the electoral College vote certification
"kevin brown" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
"University's Michael at School of business. University, of Michigan, as well as Oakland University to understand of the impact that we're making. So so now when we talked a little bit earlier about. All of that Were were now starting to to quantify The effort in the time end funding? What the impact right. Because as as. Budgets continue to be looked at in understood as to where we should be you know worship, where should be allocating dollars and how should we appropriately supporting the community and more importantly how do we? How do we? Make the biggest impact for the the the individuals that are here in Detroit in in in the Metro Detroit area We have to look at. All of those things. So it's not just here's a check in. Let's go. It's understanding with the boys and Girls Club. For example, what are the kids walk right in? It's working with parks and well, how do we do this the right way? In store instead of just making up something hoping that it lands and and so I would say that of anything that we're doing. Learn Place Score. I'm the most passionate about right now because it is. It is truly going to be something that I think we'll set our franchise up for many years of success, not only when it comes to community impact but also in helping us grow the game end end. Ideally at in the end creating that future fans for for our franchise for for many years to count. I have to say Kevin I am always drawn towards people in this industry that have a passion for what they do and it comes across in the way they speak about their role and their team and their organization, and so this has been a great great great conversation for me personally because I don't you can feel your passion come through and how much of an impact you're making I think that's something that's inspiring for the audience to listen to. So thank you so much for for coming on today insurance. So much of your story. Thanks Brian I appreciate you having me on today. Thank you to Kevin Coming on the show I love getting into the the business of community relations because there's so much that goes into the roles and like I said in the Intro, it starts with heart but it has to have skill associated with it and Kevin Really dove into all of those aspects of what it actually takes to run a community relations department hold successful events, make a difference in the community, and I love that we're able to have that conversation and get into the depth. Of the roles like we did on today's episode. Thanks for listening everybody I. Love Having you all in our audience, please rate and subscribe and review and say positive things and share with friends because you are the people that help this show grow and as it grows I'm able to get great guests like Kevin, Brown and all the other great guests we've had on this show. So please continue to help out by doing all those things. Thank you for listening. I. Will Talk to all of us soon. Stay safe where mask and we'll catch up soon. Before you go, you want to hear some bloopers of course you do. Yes it starts with caring about the people and the causes. Start over. With no intentions to receive anything but joy and fulfillment. But even though the. Three To. Kevin Brown is director of community relations for the Detroit Red Wings and the Director of the Detroit redwings foundation it pleasure to have a guest and over again. Three to Kevin Brown is the director of community relations for the Detroit Red Wings and the director of the Detroit. Three To. Kevin Brown is the director. Three two. Three two. Kevin Brown is the director of community relations for the Detroit Red Wings and the director of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. It is my pleasure to have our guest. Here we go. Let's dive into the world of community relations with Kevin Brown. Guess why Geez?.
"kevin brown" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
"Right of passage like we had a huge tournaments and everybody everybody would know every player in the NHL because they played the games and now as a way for them to get the introduction to it like everybody wanted to be the Red Wings with federal is Erman and that team was incredible. So it's just funny to think of it like that's another way to get impact is through all the community events you're talking about almost introduction through an east sports almost kind of platform as well. With the bucks and Red Wings, you've been a team spokesperson you've managed obviously huge events. You've built partnerships in the community you've handled huge budgets we can go on and on and on. We all have parts of job that we love and we have parts of our jobs that are a little bit more of a struggle. What part of your job was it like harder for you to get into a comfort zone? What with may be pushed you out of your area? That made you had to focus on a little bit more to really master that art form. I would say that being a subject matter expert in the room has been something that. has taken a little while for me to to acclimate to. Eat were often. We know bits and pieces of our job right now, we know the part that we need to know in the role that I'm in. Now I have to know so much more about. What each individual person on my team is is doing. But also what? Other franchises are doing in the market what other businesses in Our doing. Our market but as well as on a national or international scale. and. Really be able to answer the questions that that come at me at sometimes a rapid pace in so. That that shift of. Knowing kind of knowing your lane right to. Knowing, having to know and be the subject matter expert ask for the organization that's relied upon to to give those those answers that that folks are looking for. That's been. It's been a interesting adjustment in something that. has taken a little bit of time for me to to feel comfortable with than and I would say that you'll probably hear that from a lot of folks who say once you get into a this role where you're you're now leading a team and you're you know you're you're you're being tasked with the ability to to. Guide the path within within your space It takes a little while to get used to. Yeah I agree going from being an individual contributor why certain things I had to do, and at the end of the day I had completed them or whatever, that may be being a manager who had set strategy do reviews and hire, and fire, and all those kind of things. That's a that's a big change So let's talk about that part about hiring staff. You obviously have mentioned your team many times you. Obviously have developed a group that you work. Well with how do you do that? How do you? What do you look for? How do you identify people? Because if you post a job I'm sure you're getting a lot of applicants how do you kind of frame your mind around what you're looking for and how somebody can stand out for the right reasons and catch your attention and become a part of your team? Well, we've hit on earlier on a big thing for me is a solid understanding of. This world and and industry bests. We're not going to be the best at everything and we can't think we're we can ever think we are we are right. We always have to challenge ourselves to be better and so a solid understanding of that world within which were working in and and and the industry as a whole is really helpful. Being engaging in conversation is another thing that I really look for in a in folks says were looking to fill positions and Very lucky in my time here with the wings that I haven't had to fill many positions which has been great. and. Engaging in a conversation. In being. Being, able to. Read a room and understand. This is how I need to. This is how I need to approach the way that we're. GonNa be talking to each other. That's very helpful And I would say as a as a last kind of. Quality is. Being down to Earth with a with a really good sense of humor. Were often time. In scenarios where it's it's tough and. In when you're thinking about What are we going to do next for the organization to make sure that we're in the community and you know how do we? Understand that sometimes things aren't going to go away. And we may be really passionate about something but for one reason or another were unable to get it accomplished because of. Reasons or understandings that are outside of our of our purview. So The ability to kind of be down to Earth and I am one hundred percent in the the lanes like a solid sense of humor. Will will get you far at least in my world. Because I've I oftentimes throw out a lot of jokes that don't land. I tend to get I tend to get a sneaker or snare from from a a teammate of or two of mine but. But just the ability to kind of break it up. And it goes back to the notion of worrying entertainment right? We're here to have fun. we're here to in particularly in community relations were here to. To make people smile to make a positive impact on the community end to to hopefully create a ripple effects for a child that that may have otherwise felt like they didn't belong or.
"kevin brown" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
"Today's guests is a shining example of that mix, a combination of elite skill and unrivaled passion and enthusiasm for making a positive change in the World Kevin. Brown is the director of community relations for the Detroit red, wings and the director of the Detroit Red Wings. Foundation it is my pleasure to have him as our guest. Here we let's dive into the world of media relations with Kevin Brown. Hey. Kevin. How are you doing today? I'm Great Ryan. Thanks for having me on I. Really appreciate you coming on this exciting since you have such a great background in in community relations in the sports industry there's a lot of great topics we can talk about and really dig into So let's start with. An easy one in your view, why is community relations such an important part of the sports industry? Will Brian you know early on community relations really was. A part of an organization to a to give back into a really. KIND OF JUST BE A. An area where? I hate to say this, but almost check a box right that you are connected in some fashion with the community and we can move on from mess slow. We've seen in the last few years is that community relations has moved from being more than just a heartbeat them the organization it's now really a vital part of the business and so four sports teams in the industry community relations has become a really interwoven within the strategy of how the organization connecting not only to the community, but its fans into its sponsors and really helping to make that connection points. Come together in a in a really nice story for the franchise. I read somewhere. I saw a CEO quote saying essentially. Get get a little bit but essentially, that community relations represents the soul of an organization and that always struck me that's always stuck out in my mind as like yeah. It's like the heartbeat and a lot of ways, but it's also really become intertwined in the in the business itself as well, which is what it sounds like you're saying. It has it's it is interesting as Vin in the the this line of work for a while now. To see where it is come and the see that individuals like myself in the role I'm in a truly have a seat at the decision table when we're thinking about a what the organization is going to be a and where we're going to go in the future and again it's gone from that. That, Nice. Check it off the list we've done it to really being a key component of of the business as as owners and as as executive leadership are thinking about how to take their sport franchise to the next level and connect with future generations of fans and consumers. Yet it's a big part of the brand as a whole, which is really cool. The see happen. Let's talk about you a little bit earlier in your career you worked with the Tampa Bay buccaneers before joining the Detroit Red Wings, and like most sports sports focused people, you filled various roles you worked a game day supervisor training campus, team services assistant lots of different roles, kind of figured out your path little. But how did you eventually figure out that can community relations? Was Your Path was where you are meant to be. I'll be frank with you I I really didn't know a lot about sports. Growing up I played in t-ball and soccer is a as a young child but never really associated myself with with sport. And when I was in high school, I was looking for opportunities to enhance my college a resume and be able to get into a great school, and there was an opportunity at the Tampa Bay buccaneers to to join a leadership program at the time recalled, student advisory board. and. Really what I saw in. It was a way to do it I liked, which was volunteer my time and to get out in the community and to make a change and make an impact. In and do it with with kind of an interesting brand. In. So I really jumped into spoarer. In a way that isn't your traditional way of jumping into a I. I fell in love with a as I went along I. Guess you can say. So you know for me. I saw community relations really as my path when I started to understand the power of sport and what it can do when it's brand is associated with creating a positive impact or change in the community. We see Spore truly connects people in communities and so community relations is at the center of making that connection really mean something and. That's when I fell in love with it and and knew that this is what I wanted to do. And in. Every sort of way that I could to eventually. Break into it in as you said, held a variety of different roles. But in each of those roles, a that I had an end goal in that Angola was to. Eventually, land in community relations track. Okay. So you earned your degree in marketing. Now that you find yourself in community relations are they're valuable links between those two things to study of marketing and? Community relations and the way that it actually gets implemented and run. Absolutely. You know when we when we think about connecting what we learn in college with with what we're doing in real life. Community relations professionals are storytellers at heart, and for me having a degree in marketing has helped me. Hone that skill of being storyteller. Because we're we're not just doing great things for the community, but we need to also. Make sure that that were we're connecting the dots so that the community knows that that the the great work of the the franchise is is. Really happening. And you should be proud to be a fan of that of that franchise not just for what they do on the ice of, but also what they're doing to make a positive impact in their community. So of for me marketing has been a degree in A. Kalija pass that has really helped. In my day to day as I think about being a storyteller for the franchise with regard to our connection to the community. I love the worst starting to unpack the role a little bit because think most people understand what community relations is. We've all seen events ticket put on. We've all seen the efforts being put forward by an organization to represent certain causes or whatever it may be but for you, I, mean there's a lot to the job. I. Don't think people always fully appreciate the depth of. The role at how much work it takes to put on events or it takes to market or promote what you're doing or to be able to manage the budget etc. There's so many layers to it. How would you describe other than being a storyteller because you've already kind of hit on that? How would you describe the main skill sets necessary to thrive in community relations roles? I think first and foremost flexibility will take you far. In any role whether you're in sports or whether you're an accountant or whether you're. Working. A nine to five at a local grocery store..
Chicago - Symphony South Shore Nursing Home Struggles With Coronavirus Outbreak As 111 People Test Positive
"More than two thirds of the residents of a south shore nursing home have tested positive for coke nineteen going to Goodman joins us live with details according well they're lowering the symphony here network is now in crisis mode we have been telling you about the outbreak that's taking place it is Juliet facility twenty six people have died there after nearly eighty patients contracted cold at nineteen and now we're learning about another outbreak at this Chicago south side facility owned by the same company that's even worse seventy percent of the patients at symphony of found shore have tested positive for Colby nineteen that's a hundred eleven patients out of the one hundred fifty eight who actually live there according to the state's website at least one of those patients have died the facilities parent company the symphony care network owns twenty eight locations across the Midwest they tell us their facility on Chicago's south side at seventy first and south shore is now teaming up with the university of Chicago Medical Center just ask all residents of this facility even those not showing symptoms the goal is to slow the spread of this virus now we talked to so eager brown she sells her uncle Kevin is now in intensive care hooked up to a ventilator he lived at symphony of south shore and apparently got sick enough to be rushed to the hospital took either tells us she and other family members repeatedly called to get some answers about what was going on but they kept getting the run around family was never notified of Kevin brown's declining condition that a covert nineteen outbreak was running rampant at this facility no one called when he was on his way to the hospital she didn't receive a call she had not received letters stating that there weren't any cases of Kobe at the spouse or location or simply so according to the state's website only one person has died from that particular facility but we've reached out to the symphony Kerr network to make sure that that is the most accurate and latest total we're still waiting to hear back
"kevin brown" Discussed on The Playbook
"So I know that emotional journey. How emotionally different do you feel and I know you even made a comeback to downtown to beat emotional decision? It was I mean. Look I think you're right? I mean in this day and age I think just For athletes in general but really in business I think as well You know everybody's got an opinion and everybody tells you how you should do it or what you're doing and I just feel like if you listen to that outside noise and allow not define who you are. Then that's A. That's a lonely way to go about it. You know and But it's hard you know what I mean athletes today. It's much more of a challenge because you could be working on something that practice but then you know comes across Dak Prescott and he was four for nine days practice. You had a tough day while he was working on something. You know Joe Montana and Troy Aikman. They didn't have to deal with that from a media standpoint standpoint you know twenty years ago so it's a lot became to grow because so many more opportunities for that but I just think you're the middle capacity to be able to block that out and you know have the self confidence to be critical of yourself to look at it and say okay. Nobody's expectations are higher for me than myself and Start there and then you go set your goals be able to kind of have that mental toughness that fight throat and don't let other people define new business shirts the same way. You don't be afraid to step out and believe in something and do it with people you enjoyed around and let the product speak for itself. You know they all sleep number. Employees use their beds because they've had exponential could billions which is really smart like self prophesyzing their success making sure everyone but one of the things also about the emotional aspect on the field off the field. Kevin is decision making and you know as a parent as an executive as an entrepreneur. Knows you know immediately. I making decisions when you're tired can cost a ton of money in customer. Mary did you say that's true? And especially you know entrepreneur leader on the field. There are a lot of people counting on you and it is. I mean it's science back that if you're not getting great quality sleep and not taking care of yourself. You're not making the decisions. And we know that same stimulus you'll react. Two-thirds of time negativity yeah or emotionally and make the wrong decision. I mean we're on a mission. That's why we work with Jason. We work with the cowboys is that we're about improving lives improving performance and and we want everybody to be at their peak performance. Whether that's your that's dad. Best Businessperson your best tight in athletes took brands and one of the things that I find is. Sometimes it's not enough to fit. Yeah right you're forced to say. I love this pizza. You Find Out. The Guy doesn't like pizza one of the things. I like about sleepnumber dealing with brands. Also with the athletes chosen and they've chosen you. Which is a mattress and also the philanthropic side. Both of your company and Jason are so involved in the community absolutely and it's so important you know not just the sleeping teach everyone to be well and healthy and have great immune to make great decisions and emotionally balanced. But I personally really wanted to come in here because you do so much for the community can you? You know. Just let us know what you're working on now in the community and let number as well. Yeah well first off. I mean I took my family in the SLEEPNUMBER STORM. Dallas where I live and I have two young daughters and they're running all over the place and and you know the fact that baby. They basically they were babysitting. Well my wife and I could see which we liked the best you know and go through it and blankets and pillows and everything else. It just goes to doing things the right way you know and being first class and that lady who was going that shoe and told the do you know. Hey Watch Jason's kids while he can get on this band so You know for me. I think a big part of my story is my foundation. You know most people know. My Dad went to a lot of challenges and and Was in a in a lot of domestic violence in our family went through and so at our foundation. We just try to put mentors in place at shelters across taxes which are focused on the women and getting them back on their feet but we focus on the kids that are there and I had a grandfather was a high school. Football coach brought me. And allow me to chase my juries and Roy. Show me what a man looks like. And so we hired these guys to go into these shelters and we're a lot of attention is on the mom and getting her back on her feet and we just try to love on those kids and pour into them be mentors just like. I had my grandfather and great results of that and and it's been awesome and such large company. You guys are involved in supporting charities as well as Kitty Kirk but the colon cancer every single one of the athletes and celebrities and entertainers that I talked to that are attached in any in the line. They're always not only bragging about their beds but really about your company executives and management of Your Company and how supportive they are to their causes. What is the philosophy behind the giving back opposed because it seems different than a lot of other companies? I give back to the core of our company. We're really a purpose driven company and we're really mission driven and it goes back in our mission is to improve lives through individualized experiences we. We don't believe in mass produced human being everyone's individual that's the way our products from out and and and it starts you know when you're when you're a kid and so we believe in get and teaching kids healthy habits taking care of lots of different ways that's why we support people and that's just that's what we're here. We've got to make things better for being on this question. I always loved to ask. That's piece of sleep advice. Kevin foot warmer bath pillow. Man You gotTa have great pillow. Don't do anything that stresses your brain out when you go to sleep. This is Dave Meltzer with Kevin Brown. And of course number fifty. You didn't know that Jason Witten Future Hall of Famer Geller with entrepreneurs the flavor by hope. You enjoyed this week's episode of the playbook as much as me on a personal note. I just wanted to thank everyone for making the playbook such a success. Don't forget to continue it by sharing subscribing and listening to your favorite episodes. 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"kevin brown" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Kevin brown says most major revenue categories performed as expected in February he credited the above benchmark performance for the month largely on the estate tax the spread of the new coronavirus didn't seem to discourage people this weekend from going to the movies where there's a new box office champ VA peas Ben Thomas has that have something for you your dad with I wrote this phone so I can see for myself debuted at number one this brings him back back to light burning some forty million dollars across North America he's figured out a way to be invisible the invisible man dropped to second in its second weekend earning more than fifteen million while Ben Affleck's the way back opens third this with an estimated eight point five million Thomas is not a better time than Tom on a cold winter night outside Atlanta a heart warming moment caught on police body cam footage sergeant Nick bony and officer Jimmy Wilson spotted a woman at a crosswalk carrying a handful of balloons as a woman heads to the back of the police cruiser she reveals the balloons are a surprise for her daughter's birthday from Dan Sargent bony lines up a surprise of his own handing officer Wilson his credit card her a birthday cake after making the purchase to do drives the mother home and grateful for the gesture she invites them both to join the celebration singing Happy Birthday Happy Birthday and even getting some cake for the road ABC's whit Johnson reporting you're listening.
Oklahoma judge to rule in $17 billion opioid lawsuit against J&J
"Up a ruling expected today in Oklahoma's lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson Johnson who the state accuses of fostering an opioid epidemic Kevin brown reports the state of Oklahoma has been suing Johnson and Johnson and their drug making subsidiary Jansen claiming the company's knew the risks of opioid abuse among patients and continue to push the drugs for use by doctors and pharmacies unlike other cases with other pharmaceuticals this case was not settled out of court and the trial resulted in a trove of evidence in the form of usually private drug company data and communication being made public Johnson and Johnson denies any
"kevin brown" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"The same Kevin brown officer Kevin brown did what to save another officer's life Willie the seven days he got was for an excessive use of force that would not accept these sports it was policy procedurally correct it was just politically incorrect and that's why they went after him on that as well as the charge of what he said to the young lady Kevin brown was the hero along with al brown another police officer no relation but they both responded together when a man who was attempting to ambush until policeman called and said that there's somebody acting wildly in the park with a knife it was good himself that he called on as he waited there to ambush from the the the main charge of al brown how brown here to defend himself he backed up order to guide several times to drop the knife did not now brown hit that shoot this this that this night fielding suspect Kevin brown ran up kicked in I found the man thing and and then started to CPR and recess resuscitate the the the the person who just the fact the police officers to all that the the the the person at all the councilman and member the jumped on some suggested he be fired yeah now right hero and I'm waiting I'm waiting at law are you listen a willing ear all raise him and his wife I'm waiting to hear P. G. Tillery and others on council praise Albert brown for saving the life of Gavin brown by the way this is this is once again someone in Madisonville who's crazy homicidal and maybe suicidal who himself makes a nine one one call is a reminder go and say come here the cops show up and all of a sudden a knife wielding psychotic criminal tries to kill the police officer and Kevin brown save Alber brown's life unrelated what have you heard from council I'm I'm still waiting here in years near the Braves in here that I don't hear yet are they in recess I made the right error maybe you know not only the only phrase of the roads of al brown and Kevin brown but also maybe an apology because they got a head on themselves they did not take the time to return to realize although it wasn't it wasn't a pleasurable thing to see that such a young person was involved in stealing and and and and Noreen orders from a law enforcement officer the it wasn't pleasant bad as she was paid to be stopped but it you know coming out against him before they knew that it was because we want really correct any fire ten could you we wait maybe here apology let's wait let's see if we hear that nope although they were you're not either or you were not clear praise whatever but because either they're they're they're committed to some sort of left wing anti police rhetoric I guess to get them both I don't know why I the world around me like Starbucks getting kicked out of a coffee shop com sitting in and like Los Vegas two cops were murdered in a Danny's guy walked in with a gun he walks up to the cop shooter both in the head sitting in a Denny's alright you tell me why would why would a man a woman be a cop today the third the third circuit they still believe in this country despite all the people who don't that's why well it and we gonna run I think it's the toughest time ever to be a cop and why men and women want to do it when those who employ you are looking for circumstances to defame cops the police chief should not a suspended him for seven days I but I'm told that he was told to do so by certain members of council so chief Isaac suspended him for seven days for the misuse of a taser which is a bunch of crap and for using I guess racial epithets referring to that's why Kroger's don't come to the black community too many thieves are running around and you hit you have corporate America lined up against you corporate America and the Democratic Party is lined up against cops well I got to run sergeant Daniel should continue to have a great day well thanks for having me on god bless America I let's continue with more one becomes available seven four nine seven thousand pound seven how are the new eighteen T. can you smell what I'm cooking who do you stand with what your comments next on news radio seven hundred W. one.
"kevin brown" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Bill on the four zero five on this grey day here in southern California. We have a very interesting guest today. Kevin Kevin Brown's the CO founder of and CEO of a technology startup and so we're going to talk about what it is as to how do you go about starting. How do you go about creating an idea and then then implementing it and taking it to the next level because he's having a lot of success so welcome to fill them on the four zero? Five Kevin thinks well. It's great to be here with you today. Good so tell us now did you. In California I did born and raised in all my goodness. You're one of the three people right right okay so so tell us a little bit about this lead smart and <hes> I tell us what it does because but then I wanna go back and find find out how you got started with it. It's kind of fun story. I'll tell you briefly about the product to start with so so leads smart brings together a series of business solutions into one suite of products so we have a c._R._M.. Or a customer relationship management system that's tied directly with a marketing automation tool but the third leg of the stool is what really brings the Magic to our product and that's what we call a channel management or channel collaboration aberration tool opinion who statistics you look at between seventy seventy five percent of businesses cell or get their products out through some type of channel partner that might be a rep a broker agent distributor dealer network of resellers hours and so forth and additionally about eighty plus percent of goods and services that go out into the marketplace in general are through some type of channel network. One of the biggest challenges that people have is managing that network once a lead or our business opportunity moves outside of the so-called firewall of Your Business. It typically goes into a black hole in fact there's there's research from from Forrester Gartner both <hes> less than one percent of sales leads ever turn into any type of revenue and seventy percent of them actually never even get followed up on so lead smart takes a lead takes it through a preparing it to be a sales ready lead through marketing automation and now we have an automated system that manages that out exterior network. There's really no systems that are built together that can do that then that are done in a price competitive manner well. That sounds very interesting. I've got some clients that WANNA introduce you to who are living in that at channel world work through distributors Um and and I don't know they call them channels but they are working through a distributor right exactly right and <hes> you know they've talked about the difficulty of a of being transparent both ways <hes> uh-huh transparent to see who in fact leads are that the channel partner the distributors working on and then being a transparent back to the distributor as they see it moving through the whole fulfillment process sexy right that's biggest challenge and I've spent twenty five I plus years of my career battling that problem and joined up with a couple of gentlemen to solve it. Well good all right so so so start up go back just roll the movie back and take us through everybody's fascinated did with startups and and how you come up with an idea and execute it sure so my background is in distribution so I'll tell you a little bit about all three of us if I can. There's there's three co founders of the product and you know I don't probably look like the typical <hes> startup co-founder these days either but I've been doing this a long time so <hes> my background is in product distribution and started out in the industrial world and have been on all levels of the distribution network from it the distributor standpoint to manufacturers rapper manufacturers agent for a number of years than invested in a manufacturing company in the early to thousands and now I was the guy spending all of the money going to the trade shows having my hi national and international network of distribution and watching these leads and my my business not grow to the level that it should because I couldn't collaborate for about the last ten years I've been doing some both advisory in some investment work including with one of my co founders founders and we're continuing advising companies by getting products into the market setting up their marketing and sales operations everybody struggling with the problem so we ended up doing some work with a wonderful. Australian client is a manufacturing company and and we had been building the product kind of in the background we <hes> one of my partners. We had done a number of C._R._M.. Implementations together over the years so I brought the three together we had all one of my co-founders which is a whole story in itself my co-founder Tom Burton. We've been friends since kindergarten and that's a long time ago and so we were raised together in Long Beach. I don't use the term grownup because we haven't identified. Were that will happen yet but <hes> Tom's background my background so sales marketing and distribution bution business development. Tom's background is in computer science. He's you know old school coder but he's also developed multiple other software companies had multiple exits has run the business side of it before and then our third co founder who just I'm expecting checking to see his plane coming in momentarily because he's landing <hes> coming into town this morning. <hes> Steve Snap Steve has a deep background twenty plus years and <hes> salesforce automation contact management which is a term we use years and years ago C._R._M.. C._R._M. Now right so he's lived that whole thing so when we brought this team together started talking about the challenges and the problems. We said you know it's time to build the product if someone would have asked me <hes> two years ago if I wanted had any interest in investing investing in and being involved in a C._R._M.. Startup I would have said you're out of your mind because there's not a lot of redder oceans out there that are more competitive but when you start putting together solutions that bring business outcomes. That's what intrigued me with what we could go do hence the development of our company I right now no a number of startup companies. Don't even if you call them startups anymore. I mean essentially what I'm hearing being from. You is you saw problem and you made a commitment to solve it and it's the same thing with a couple of companies in there and all of them are built on the salesforce platform right <hes> sales forces just become come a standard way of of working in sales and marketing world so you're exactly right and so if I can address that before we go too much further with that related to salesforce and that's where Steve really comes in into the picture because of his background and experiences this is my co-founder and good friend and business partner is Steve Not only has the background and working in that arena but Steve has a relationship that he's been able to transfer into our company with salesforce Dot Com and <hes> in salesforce. I has what they call. It was originally called their force DOT COM development platform. It's run on their APEC system to not get too complicated and <hes> with that they allow a very small group of companies around the world to actually go develop now now you and I could use salesforce go into the APP exchange everyday download tens of thousands of APPs that will enhance our salesforce experience. That's different than what we do. We're a standalone software company where we actually sell the seat licenses generate that revenue for us and a reseller partners get to make seat license revenues from that as well and our product though has that backbone of salesforce interestingly enough. There's a couple of pieces of research out there but I read one the other day the salesforce this platform is the number three software development platform in the world now which will shock a lot of people but it doesn't shock me. I mean number one. He's gotTa be gotta be Microsoft while so from when you start talking we're talking about coding development <hes> platform so there's a number of languages and so forth thing ease of coming in and developing APPS and products on the number three in the world right now the other two new. You'RE GONNA ask that of course yeah. I'll get back to you. I literally read it last week and I went straight to their their portion of it. Well all right so let's let's think about this. Whole notion of startup? Just gets very very fuzzy for me your when you saw a problem who was the first one of the three view to see the problem an answer that in two parts I've lived the problem my entire career right we at some point you decided yeah it could be salt well. We I had solved solved before in a call it a cobbler or cobbling solutions together with Steve. Tom And I had done some other work over here. Tom and Steven actually met a number of years ago. I brought us all together knowing someday we would do something together. <hes> it's it's one of those relationships that you just sure you've had them before where you just know these these these people need to know each other besides us knowing each other and <hes> and and through that <hes> the person that said now is the time. Was Tom Okay Yeah. Tom Not truly saw that right now. When when you guys agreed that this was the Aha moment what was next was it whiteboards was it slack? Was it had what did you do next yeah so great great question we an all there's an interesting scenario with our organization. I live in Laguna Gal. Tom Lives in Santa. Barbara Steve Lives in Los Alamos New Mexico. He moved a number of years ago from here in Orange County so we didn't have that quick quick and easy ability to say let's Meet Tomorrow <hes> so we got started literally with with phone calls using Zoom Yep I think we started with skype and then quickly kinda migrated with zoom to so and you use zoom video reviews. Assume video and we'd bring together in and at the time I was officing from home. Steve was <hes>. Tom had an office in Santa. It doesn't matter where you off then I was offered seeing from home. Now I am <hes>. Let's see <music> officing from let me what's that what's my address now. I think you're exactly right. The difference for us was in that point is Tom was one of the big whiteboard okay all right so now when you did that. Did you use zoom white for digital camera on when somebody's Whiteboard Yeah we've done that a lot over the over the timeframe and and then what we did is as things scaled a little bit not from a business growth but from the process then we started scheduling regular meetings or Steve was coming into town. We all flew to Phoenix and other time <hes> Tom's office was very helpful in Santa Barbara Alright so when you met Yup. Did you meet in front of a whiteboard. We live in front of whiteboards well. This is important. It is my entire office. Wall is a whiteboard now okay okay and <hes> and yes I mean it's painted whiteboard or stick on this. One is a stick on or so you unrolled wall done for him. He enrolled at on stuck it on Yep and now it's ceiling-to-floor all right and it's all well and isn't that an important thing to say to people because because you can have the I you can have see the problem and the first step is is to see the problem and then to decide that it's possible to solve it right. I mean if you don't then you choose to live with it well. I think I'll take a step back in answering that because they think you bring up a really good point <hes> so our I'll call it genesis was we had we had done something similar as I mentioned by building solutions. We were putting something together for a key client. Good friends worked with him for years and we needed to put all these pieces together truly an true piece of software. Tom Had that Aha ha moment. What I what can happen next? Is We whiteboard some things out roughly..
"kevin brown" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"It stops flowing and starts to cure and that stalls at mix it, orange peel more. So it's really about how quickly it's catalyzing dry. Dying versus how long it can flow. So we agree. Then you're orange peel doesn't mean it's a bad paint job, doesn't it actually? That's it affects a cardboard box and set it on trunk and let me set this. Here Nate slid if you have orange peel texture it's easy to get that out of the top. So the orange peel texture, but I understand questions because when I looked at it it looks imperfect. It doesn't look like, you know, you see a corrected car or a very expensive paint job. And it has like that mere finish. And you looked down at and you can see it's just flat and reflecting where we so if that's the bar, and then I look at a new car, and I go will this has waves in it. You know? So I think yeah, I was making it sound like that was a bad paint job because in my head it looks less than often them. But maybe you guys can comment on. If you've have you noticed that more in the last ten twenty thirty years, I think consistency. That matters. If you have orange peel one pound perfect panel the next one and orange. You would assume something, you know, a person I know that was in a very high end facility. I don't want to name it. But he this is multi hundred thousand dollar vehicles, and they're known for the ultimate paint jobs. Okay. They would actually take a sanding desk and do it up down on the door up. Stop pull the desk. These are seven dollars disc retail. Just the desk, the whole car massive cars live inches in diameter. So my point is they are sending off the stuff that you're seeing and say, hey, that's not quality. While there's another big step to making it croissants, like the kind of thing Rolls Royce would do with the dealer. That's that's a fucking phantom drop head move. Right. So. One hundred percent feasibly be the same exact paint factory facility. But that next step. Thousand dollars to get it to where you deem it. As like, that's quality. What is quality because there was another finishing step. Crazy light tube room and sat there for twelve hours. See power our young, Mike..
"kevin brown" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"Is this you Kevin because I wanted to make something that was inexpensive and simple to build. And I had these fans that were about twenty years old sitting in my storage. And I had this Home Depot crate or cart or shelving. And so we needed it last minute. So went to my mini storage late one night when we're doing these videos, and I put this thing together. So first off why would someone need a giant sucker fan with air filters? Put on it. Because I the best way to clean these pads in the midst of polishing is to blow them out with compressed air of. Okay. So a second. Why it's like explain why there's residue there. Because a lot of people like, well, why am I blowing out the pal because as you grind pain away or you polish pain away, it's integrating into the pad and the buffing liquid and its contamination or debris or residues. You have to get that. That out. So you can continue to do rapid cutting great finishing and get officiant efficient of performance. So we blow them out and in the early earlier day, we started using that. I mean, they've been doing that for fifty sixty years. But now, we're aware like, wow, you don't wanna be inhaling that stuff is really bad for your lungs. All over the cars. Yeah. Yeah. We were at a warehouse full of like, you know, along a lot of really nice cars. Yeah. And he was even getting on the floor. She it's kind of a mess when you just need to kind of capture that mess, and you to remove it from the like have that thing in the room or do you have to like go blow the pats fan on? So. Then you put the pad their you blow with compressed air, and as it's blowing out the fans down, but you have to do it right next to it. Right. Dislike handle the rights. Shin- just goes in. I've never seen someone. Back Gloria expert on the home Bill walks fan. Air filters in a little you can do that in a cardboard box and put wet towels in there and put your machine in there and blow it and it'll capture some you can use an air compressor to contain them. Right. It's pretty cool. And this one you could built this thing with a wall of fans walked by going around the car and blow it into the fans will suck it through. And it's just pushing the debris into it's like a downdraft. Why? Why stop there? Let's just start fucking detailing in wind tunnels. I mean, really why don't know if you really wanna be fans. Taylor's, do a real rose. Wind tunnel. The real the the really cool idea would be put like one of those waterfalls the water that run down the wall. Then you could just go over to the wall and hit it on the willow at into water. And then they'll just because as you could be sweet. And that's like, oh, why don't you just do that stop you from doing that a building building you just need some fucking sharper image fountain? The stand up. Joey had it in friends. He cried in front pensive. Like that it was like raining outside. He was in front of his rating hammock, that's the national Limor. I like that idea. Right, right. The wall of water just shoot it into the water to shit and bro. I liked this very much. Speaking of the water capture you guys did some I never seen a human do. Which was they rolled out a mat on the ground, slip and slide. On new the car the pitcher. There's a picture of the Lambeau that's all foamy, and you can see it's on a on a. And then and then after we washed the car, I drive the car off the pad, and then they Hoover up all the water. Drop maybe. But wait, then what then where's it go? Where do you? And take a shower in it..
"kevin brown" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"The first two weeks of April get them while they're hot by. To the smoke entire dot com and clicking on store or go to blip shift dot com slash TST. You can either go to the entire dot com and click store or shift dot com slash TST. And get them for the first two weeks of April only in our store. Okay. On this episode. It is my old friend one of my oldest friends Larry Castillo of ammo NYC, one of the finest detailers in the world maker of some of the finest car care products in the world him and his friend Derek beams and his friend Kevin Brown. Our in studio kill collectively these are three of the best detailers in the world and all three of them were working on my Lamborghini to do crazy paint correction. So we talk a little bit about that. But we also talk about like all different kinds of of really interesting stuff with chemicals and detailing and people's fun histories and stories, and we go in back into me and Larry's childhood a bit. It is great fun. We Alaric Attila Kevin Brown and Derek beam is on the smoke entire podcast. Worse than my many, many might have been Nurmi was worse. Glenn many really bad, man. His had different layers and stuff. But I haven't hardest do insane. Like graphic like your hand, cut vinyl mural all over my car and let. Zack. Entire podcasts. We're we'll open with this. It's cool. Just Google Matt Farah mini art car and you'll get a picture of it. It was it was real crazy. Yeah. That was it key. Welcome to this entire podcast everybody where we are talking about my old fuck and Minnie for some reason, we got Larry Castillo studio who if you've never fucking her and him well that that's him. Dot com. Larry is one of the.
"kevin brown" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Kevin brown. Brad Edwards entire ESPN radio crew. Rob Aloha stadium in Honolulu were Louisiana tech lead. So why twenty four fourteenth time out time out? And here we go third and one Louisiana tech rotates running backs in the fact, they were willing to use a timeout Israel Tucker on the field after losing his helmet lead me to believe. He's getting the ball spit goes under center with the full house backfield kids it to the right? I out of board of the thirty two twenty fifteen it's Cam McKnight down the sideline he scores. What should be the tagger? Poor Louisiana tech touchdown, Cam McKnight. Hawaii did what I said they should do. I mean, I think it was the high percentage move, which is just sell out between the tackles. In the play basically goes off tackle and wants mcneich got to the outside. There was no one with a chance to bring him down in. You know, that's just the risk. You take in that situation. If you're Hawaii. That is the play call up the game from skip Holtz at his offensive coordinator, Todd Fitch because what you said is probably what everybody at Hawaii's thinking you. Call a timeout. So Tucker can get back in the game. He must be getting the ball, and it was McKnight six to to fourteen redshirt senior who's been there. Big back in the past. Who scores the touchdown as the extra point? By HALE is good with some pressure that makes it a three score game again at thirty one to fourteen and I think that's the icing on the cake in this game. Not breaking news team point lead three forty five show time, I think it's it's fair for us to look back now at that rash of turnovers absolutely in the second quarter by Louisiana tech. And this is an offense that has not been very potent for most of the season and if not for turning the ball over in widely territory on three straight possessions in.
"kevin brown" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Brad Edwards Kevin Brown here with you the so-fi Hawaii bowl one possession for each team. No score the Hawaii, rainbow warriors and Louisiana tech BULLDOGS. An old western athletic on Fritz rivalry, if you can believe that rusted Louisiana was part of the same conferences Hawaii. The riba worries dominated the series eating eight to two they have not met since two thousand eleven and Louisiana tech has never won in Hawaii. At least they haven't won in Hawaii against this rainbows team. Yeah. Oh and five I believe it was when they were in the same conference together. But you know, as one in Hawaii skip Holtz coach at East Carolina is I bowl wed came in this game back in two thousand seven against Boise state. Skip Holtz these sixth year head coach now at Louisiana tech. This is his longest head coaching tenure was at USF for three years. ECU FCS Connecticut for five and he's hoping for a fifth consecutive bowl win. A fifth consecutive year. After Gioja ward fielded the punt inside his own five. Hawaii will start from the foregoing going left to right McDonald's. Standard his own goal and takes the step fires acquired left. It's taught and out of bounds with I doubt is Marcus Armstrong Brown brigade be the Armstrong grab targeted a few times already earlier in this game. We mentioned Johner Suez leading receiver is out. So some of those some of those targets are going to have to go elsewhere and right now, he's the beneficiary of it still waiting for word on wires sewer. The nation's leader in receiving touchdowns did not dress Armstrong Brown the number four receiver gobbling up some work early from the seventeenth two receivers left to the right or the rainbows. Holly. Mcdonald's takes the step fix to quick it over the middle is incomplete with contact. But no flag. Jason Matthew shorts. The intended target and Colin hurt the safety was in uh the play. Yeah. Hurt read that ball. Really? Well, I mean, he was he was put it this way. If that ball had been on target. It might have been intercepted. He read that thing. So well the word under a by the way has come down and apparent hamstring injury. He is in St Louis in sweats with his green number five jersey over black sweats on the Hawaii sideline..
"kevin brown" Discussed on Best Case Worst Case
"Next room are all testifying against you so he's a real tough guide point so when we go into kevin brown sedan with kevin brown and he gives me the devil's gateway to hell is just staring me down like he did the first time i met him i said do you remember me and he's talking about do you remember he said now my first day on the job my partner brought me outside your house and you gave me the same look my partner told me about you and i said to my partner i'm gonna get guess what i got you goes ship shit we'll see about that because he's thinking i didn't chase him gone i didn't know fingerprint is gonna get away with fingerprints on the car the fingerprints on the gun he doesn't know any of that's come in yet so if i can fast forward a little bit come to trial show of the first day for the trial it's the trial with kevin brown he's being tried i 'cause he's the gang leader and we have one of the gang members testifying against him and as our listeners now sometimes codefendant testimony earn format testimony whatever you wanna call it is very controversial because we know that there is an incentive potentially or a bias ball on the part of the one testifying to make himself look better than whoever is sitting in the dock and so it's a real risk that prosecutors have to deal with by making sure that all the other evidence or other witnesses corroborate what that person is saying so the physical evidence hopefully agrees with what the person's saying so that the jury can find that witness who is a criminal himself credible and it's one of the biggest challenges but they're the best witnesses against the leader for sure also france in this case this guy's actually risking his life the testify it's not like the benefit of testimony you know gets him off scotfree he is literally risking his life to do it so i think that should add to his credibility here share the first day of cambrai trial guess the prosecutors decided to try him separately from any of the other guys that might have known a are all going to be so patrols and so the kid that's gonna testify the illiterate kid couldn't read or write several months before we got to the trial my wife had volunteered to help teach him so he was when he wait wait let me let me just make sure stand now i think you these you must infect even the people that you marry because this is insane so this guy shot at you well he he didn't shoot he he got out with the two guns and was about to shoot me never fired a shot ever fired he neither the guns that he had were fired still he only gave up as you pointed your web at enter how'd you got in your gun he might have killed you it's possible and so your wife agrees to help him get well she finds out he's doing the right thing can't read or write so she wants to teach them while and so so she did so one of many mazing things my wife does so in the trial first day i'm in.
"kevin brown" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I mean i guess that's what kevin brown's up to these days it's taken just doesn't just doesn't want to cooperate absolutely rhyme kevin said prime prime said he has one now that's an inside that's but yeah listen i love spy on the neighbors i'm glad that glad kevin brown is playing detective has to feel so good when you catch him red handed like that to to catch someone stealing from you like that i think has to be one of the best internal feelings once you know especially if you're suspicious of it and then your suspicions get confirmed like like kevin brown's where you ransom creepy neighbors leland i've had some creepy neighbors no one that's ever stolen from me that's kind of the the the biggest nightmare is you come home and suddenly things are missing and you don't know you don't know where they're going so i i had a neighbor when i was living in hercules i don't know why this woman did this drove me nuts she'd feet i don't like vermin i don't she would feed the raccoons every single night four member that four five of them out there i would have to run across my fence line and my dogs we grill murray caddyshack no matter what he's seen the raccoons fourths gusting animal get out of here with feed them bread lady the raccoon feeder was not your favorite neighbor although not at all didn't like her didn't like her at all or or her family but yeah the she's one of the ladies i'd spy on a lot though it's weird may may all your futures be blessed with better neighbors than than we've had in the past and hopefully kevin brown gets a new one too because it looks like his his neighborhood was having some trouble cleaning up the streets it was jacked kevin brown all one word here's the marlins right he he he did it to the giants that year in the division series better stories kev brown it's not his story but fp santangelo young when he was in montreal like leonov.
Cubs, Tampa and Baseball discussed on Dickerson & Hood
"Espn radio sportscenter hey on dj sixth and here's what's happening right now let's start in the nfl day three the final day of the nfl draft and the highlight of the day came in the fifth round on the seattle seahawks selected one handed linebacker shuki griffin griffin put on a show at the nfl combine couple of weeks back he'll go to seattle to play with his brother shaquille here's nfl draft expert mel kiper surprised it took so long for griffin to get off the board about four three eight speed at two hundred nearly two hundred and thirty pounds that's rare and you watch guys run fast they don't have instincts i can't locate the ball i can't make plays he can so this is a kid that you talked about if you don't root for him you got a problem and if you're out of seattle seahawk fan you may well be one now because she king griffin inspires everybody that right now all you can say is i'm amazed that maybe in the late third early fourth round so by didn't take say a why packages situational got special teams kinda minimize now maybe a kick return out of the game we get all that but here we are in the fifth route and here's ukraine group and coming off the seattle do you watch kevin brown of the nfl draft right now on espn or the espn app earlier today the rams traded wide receiver austin to the dallas cowboys for six round pick get some baseball scores cubs beat the brewers sweden nothing jose cantatas spectacular seven innings seven strikeouts dodgers all over the giants in the third inning seventytwo cody bellinger jack petersen each with two rbi's nationals on top of the d backs to one the six ryan's minutes who are on shock tampa bay of three on boston in the third david price for earned and five ks against former team join us monday marty smith gonna join the show mardi party on a monday puzzle have weekend observations and we'll have the funniest thing for the sports weekend that's monday espn radio.
"kevin brown" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Hey marty to speak with you counties in bisbee arizona is six thousand and he knows the game so as i say we'll indulge people like that you know that sir it is an honor to speak with you but hey first of all i know on your topic i was at the kevin brown a no hitter at candlestick unlike a mistake i cheered for kevin brown getting no hitter and they almost killed me out there in the bleachers so will never cheer for another no hitter for the other team marty but whether i wanna to tell you about the reason i know this is obvious reason nobody knows nobody's talked about this the reason why they have to keep one hundred ten until at least the next through the next homestand you know why tell me otherwise they'd be stuck with twenty thousand hunter pence pairs of socks okay i think has come up before i think i think it's come up before with other teams and other players but if it happens.
"kevin brown" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Pitching i think that it was kevin brown right if i remember that the guy got her when every turned around well i don't want to go that far back i think you could find a team in two thousand thirteen two thousand fifteen at did not have the significant topflight starting rotation n i'm not gonna sit here yuri olga research you know i mean any obviously you got see with the knee you know but i mean you know but they they've been able to weather that with again the you know the amount of pictures they have there his found the guy off the scrapheap that has been able to contribute brandon mccarthy did a couple of years ago aaron small sean should kohn a mini yancula have many examples of finding that guy who comes out of nowhere and really had a big big season that's why i'm very confident in rolling into camp with these five see what happens c who's gonna go down an injury who's not going to pitch as well and then i'll reevaluate is the franchise what i need in june one in a july and i'll get myself a picture that's all yeah we view this i don't understand quite honestly i know i know it's obvious reason i don't understand how while huila gets that uh that money for arbitration based on uh uh you know is uh you know what he's done to this point you quite honestly slid although eric i will be honest i have given up in china figure out the arbitration process my friend and i appreciate the call i've given up i'm not in the room i'm not a lawyer sometimes i see 70s wild found enough other times i say wow this guy got grossly overpaid for a little while now jersey city jeff ease up next on a family tell jeff you're you're always uh comment on the issues quickly in or he can respond that un appreciated and a couple of quick questions way uh this uh moody a i like and newly kina i wanted to see them ball played oil out the end they speak french they could work together ensure remember frame new kina can play off the ball that's why you are intrigued by him as a prospect is he in turn in tough lie.
"kevin brown" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Don't feel i need to get into details right now i was half and here's where he basically throughout on excuse i'm going to say and right now here's clovis is coming i don't think i need to get into details right now i was healthy enough to go out there and try the pitch you're basically did say he basically throughout an excuse he didn't say i'm fine he said i don't think i need to go the details right now i was healthy enough to go out there and try to pitch so he did open the door that he was hurt now here's my theory this is the old kevin brown game 7 yankee stadium red sox do not take that ball and then say you hurt if you if you take deadball you throw out eu basically a race the right to do that don't take the ball and will understand now this is no strasbourg has been down that road before that's between strasbourg his onto him but dole take that ball if you don't think you can pitch but when you take the bull after the game no one wants to hear you will hurt because it's just not fair so that's always been yours you'll kevin brown no game 7 yankee stadium against the red sox don't tell me you can pitch if you can't and then afterwards well you know i really wanna what are we tell you don't tell me you can do that gummy dory's ertl don't tell me after was that you will sick those like the ball so kluba did open the door francona francona said he might be battling back issues and kubo's comey was i don't feel like i need to get into details right now i was healthy enough to go out there and try he did open the window he definitely that is the mcnair the yankees a rise in houston at around seven a m this morning both the yankees in astros will go through workouts today in the news conferences will take place later on dallas kyko gets to start for the astros who returned to the caffeine theories first time since oh five yankees in the american league championship series first time since 2012 now tonight in washington is a winnertakeall game five national league division series the national think of the winner advances to take on the dodgers saturday at dodger stadium.