17 Burst results for "Larry Bowa"
"larry bowa" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"That your sports heroes. Maybe weren't the avengers that you thought they were. Maybe weren't the superheroes that you immortalized. I could tell you. The story of clarence weatherspoon hitting on my girlfriend at a nightclub. Are there any stories you guys have or your athletes became mere mortals. Man i guess. I guess in a weird way i was lucky. Enough to not have those types of interactions. I remember being disappointed. When i heard someone cursed when i was like oh man curses on a love you anymore. Jose can saco yeah. Follow him on twitter. He says lots of bad allusions of grandeur. When you're all eight. You know what i mean like can say getting another shot on the show. We talked about him the production meeting today some gilbert arenas the nba version of. Jose can saco. You guys aren't gonna let me play. None of you guys are gonna play. I'm just taking my ball and burning this thing down. I remember a funny bill. Buckner story that. I had just i dunno. It could have been anywhere from second to sixth grade. I can't really remember but we took a field trip to pittsburgh and river three rivers stadium and they take us to the dugout and were standing there. And we're allowed to kind of you know mill around in the pirates. Play in clubs. And i've got this yellow pirates batting glove and me being me because of always been like this. You put me on the field. I see bill buckner. And larry bowa having a catch. I stroll right up to the two of them and ask them. Hey could you sign my glove. And larry bowa signs in that gupta bill buckner and he looks at me and he looks at the dugout and he sees my entire class of like thirty kids. He goes not signing for all these kids. I think the only one who's unafraid. To come up here. And he was like all right so he signed a glove and gave it to me and him boa went back to having a catch and then a few years later he gave me one of my greatest sports memories of all time as an eighty six mets fan. So thank you man. I told you my memory of that event day was my dad. Passed out the shower to sleep with shower setup twenty-seven musclemen and he was knocking down one by one. All my musclemen action figures. My father had a whole table and he swears to this day. In land in orlando there was one muscle man that is still standing on that desk on that table. Pass down the shower. That's he's asleep over the to. His credit came back to play for the red sox again. I believe after that happened in eighty six buckner should be in the hall of fame. Let's be honest brockman hall of fame as such different ideas hall of fame. I mean you right. You can't tell the story of baseball without can also never struck out three times in a single game lifetime three hundred hitter. Almost three thousand hits bill buckner hall of famer but remembered for one thing. Wow bill buckner had almost three thousand hits. Yes that's impressive. I used to be one of those. Holy grail numbers in baseball. Right i would still is. I think three thousand three thousand hits might still be the last holy grail. Maybe three hundred wins. It's hundred home runs. I mean that's that's everybody. Twenty seven hundred against kenley jansen and the dodgers is. What was that last night. I will say that was ridiculous. It was ridiculous. But i will say kenley jansen kinda got screwed. The dodgers got hoes last night Should have been a called strike. Three on a non a check swing first base. Umpire wasn't having it. Dave roberts immediately tossed and then jansen proceeded to give up a two run single right after that but dodgers got hose but they do have a closer problem. I don't think we can be the closer going forward. I was always having dinner last night and mala buna restaurant that it looked like it had half the real housewives of every tv show up forty five dollar chicken and i heard the scream from the bar and i thought of vendor pumpad dropped martini kenley jansen given up another own run you really ran the game with your with your meal stat. Rock and culver city. Locke's making the rounds. I'm like picking up. I'd the from the numbers went to rocco making my house last night. Oh the dodgers didn't cover who's lying. She's running numbers right now. Notice there's one of us who's not eating this piece in the studio today getting cold to in a row though for kenley so as a real issue going on yeah. That's honestly like baseball. I really feel like is the one sport you have to find the moments of magic things to rally around the game. It's such a grind. It's every day. And for the for the san francisco giants to take three out of four from the dodgers in. La commanding first place. Lead big for the giants. The opposite end of that spectrum was last. Night at fenway park. I'm sure your dad texas you about it. It wasn't a ridiculous game. Suddenly boston can't score any runs against the yankees. All of the sudden about to lose their third straight to the bombers. After winning the first seven to begin the year kiki hernandez has an amazing it. That after alex do go and bobby dall back get on base boom tie game three three miraculous tenth inning win after the yankees score one in the top half just tremendous in those types of things not that the red sox needs turn around by any stretch of imagination. But it's something they've done all years. Come from behind win games and just another one against your rival. Let's propels you and helps bury them. It was awesome last night. What goes in the end of the year highlight tape when you if the red sox win the world series and they make a documentary about the season. You have to have moments like last night to fill out the tape. Yeah so it's only july got action bronson calling in and a little bit about forty minutes or so away from bam lava very much looking forward to that beautiful man olympics begin tonight live from tokyo on. Nbc plus stream the biggest moments from the games right here on peacock get live coverage original series daily highlights replays. And more when you sign up go to peacock. Tv dot com slash olympics get started. South's out to my buddy salima. Masekela going to be covering the surfing over in tokyo before to that and talk olympics next ben lyons rich on the rich eisen show..
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Kind of kalki tiny get upset when my kids like dad. We don't do that anymore. We don't play video games like well. I got my twelve year old. Exactly yeah now you. That's a great way to keep keep involved. What your kids. That's a great thing how you know i heard you talking about the all star game. Yeah did you see those. I looked at them. There isn't that horrendous. They remind me of heath. i don't know if you remember a couple years back. These features uniform south channel yet. Yeah how teams would look in the future and they they kind of had the the The up and down diagonals team names and and it was absolutely hideous. And that's what these are. Yeah they they really are now. I will say this. I like the uniform not bad. The hats year. The uniform is ugly. And you're going to see every guy in that. Like i said when i was a kid used to like seeing the washington senators. The minnesota twins the oakland a.'s. See everybody out there. It was colorful and Enjoyable but the putting these guys in this is horrible. Why why can't we just have an all star game. Where like old school. So it's like you're wearing your your your team's uniform but the original like old school uniform right way back when that would be kind of like we're going back in the day all all star game or something. See those uniform. I love when a team. Where's the throwbacks like when the atlanta braves where the old hank aaron style uniforms. You know something like that I i really enjoy that. The the old like softball the dark or the blue shirts with the white pants for the atlanta braves. But these are gonna look horrible and then what about the home run derby. What do you think of that. I i actually haven't. How are you going to the home. Run derby this year. I don't know but they'll find a way. I don't like looking at the rules anymore until the home run derby because they just be invent the wheel and already one. Yeah no i. I just i don't get it. I really don't now. You played independent ball Heath and in an independent league up here is the atlantic and they have the robo umpires and you should have seen the other day that they punched this guy out. The ball was about a foot off the plate and the umpire called him out. Struck him out and The robo i. I have no idea. These changes in the game today. The seventeenth doubleheader. I just spoke to. Larry bowa about that. Kinda stuff and those those changes that manfred instituting in our great game. That are not for the good i just. I don't understand what an effort what he doing to. The game is really ruining the game right. You believe i. What is he just trying to do things to basically go. Look what. I did really really anything. No i don't think because they are Okay with it. Yeah yes young yes people or they actually say like these things and they don't care about what actually the people want. Did he come from his. He is he was he a fan before this or you know. Did he come from corporate. I don't understand the lawyer. Well most of them are but still you should have some sense of game in the history of it and What goes on in a historian. You really cool to have somebody that was real passionate about baseball. Yeah actually run major league baseball. I really do think it would be really. It'd be really cool because then you people. The young people would know the history the past and not. Just try to you know. Like here's the thing like you said the seattle future game right. That was super bad and it looks back as one of the worst uniforms ever right. They look back at that time. Nobody ever win and tried to even design their uniform like that. You know that's how bad it was and now currently we're doing it again. Who would you say. He throughout your. Your career was your best teammate. My best teammate. Oh gosh Billy wagner my teammate. For one year. He was unbelievable. A rookie mike cameron and cliff floyd with great guys. You know through my hat first. Half of my career was there and the app. And i see them and talk to those guys all the time. in the bullpen. I would have to say doug brocail guide san diego that helped me out a lot. My first year there but You know over like my career without talking about older guys. And kind of my. Maybe my players would be nick hundley or With long he's got starting pitcher. Right where adrian gonzales. Those are probably probably my best. He makes over the long haul. Good answer well he spell. I tell you it's been a real pleasure. I thank you for taking time out of your sunday night to spend some with us up in new york. And i wish you nothing but the best thank you and hey what's up in a couple of months. I might be do a search on a blast from the past. it's in bayshore. Yeah how like that. Movie blocks from pat. But buddy. Yeah all right. He's you take care. That's he spelled folks. Well that'll do it for me tonight on sports talk new york like to thank my guest. Larry bowa and he's spell my engineer brian graves. And of course you folks for joining us. We'll see you next week. A.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Not we're speaking with heath bell tonight on sports talk new york talk about the slide in the all star game he. That's that's another memorable moment. You come in from the bullpen and the all star game that was your third consecutive all star game by the way. So you're in three of them and you did a slide in front of the pitches mad you. You broke up a bunch of grass but You did it for the fans right. Yes so i remember the fan Were kind of getting upset at players on rabin's serious about the game that mad and and that was the year that i mean back then the red sox yankees were always battling for first place. Who's going gonna win. And i think. Roy derek jeter were both heard at the time. They just came back from their injury. A couple of weeks before the all star game. God named all-star year and they said they're not sure if they're gonna go the all star game because it's all the way out in arizona and they were already you know they were at home both of them so they're on these coast and back. Then you know monday. Was the homerun derby to tuesday. Was y'all sir game wednesday you had practice in everybody's late on thursday so there really wasn't often if you went to the all star game you literally were traveling the whole time. He never got any rest. So i was fans were kind of upset whatnot and i said you know i want to bring some fun back game i got to do something and one of my kids was watching. Angels in the outfield. And if you remember that movie. That team wasn't very good. And there's a picture that would slide into the mountain walk around the mountain time. Throw the ball down or the rosin. Downs rotates all right. So i was like i'm going to slide into the mound because actually his last name was ask and we have a One of my One of the bullpen guys was anthony vast. And it just kind of it kinda hitting in had like flying right. Everybody in san diego is like do you do that. You should do that. And i was like all right well. I'm gonna keep it quiet. Because i don't want people to talk me out of it and then Both boots votes. He gives inspirational speech. Our manager that how the all star game is important because the giants wouldn't have won the world series last year. we didn't have home field advantage. I kind of thought about not doing it. But i already told public sandoval that third. I asked him. Hey i slide in you make sure you get everybody the wedding and he goes. Oh you should do it so anyway. I forgot so during the break before the game thinking. Maybe i'm not gonna do it so then if you watch it on youtube i sprint in from the outfield and when i always keep my head down. Didn't know the camera guy who's behind me. I really wish. I would've known. Because i would have probably beyond prime standard look back at. That would have been kind of fun. But i did know. He's behind me. Then i got the until dirt. And i pick my head up and sandovol and i was slowing down centerville. Because i wasn't going to do it. The center all literally get everybody out of the way like he has moved moved booth. I'm like now. I gotta do it now. So then i slid in pick out the ball from bugsy but she looked at me when i got to these guys and he walked away and molina starts laughing because San francisco had brian wilson. You know the free. Yeah and but that's what you were saying. I got you guys now. What i was doing for fun though. Good time and and you know the key part is now known as the slide guy. Now there's a good pitcher. I'm just known as pitcher. The star game the swing and it's kind of fun. It's kind of cool. Yeah he's and there you go. That's your legacy man. A lot of people ask me. Hey can come speak a little league or high school in key. Comes sliding into the mound. Sometimes they do. sometimes. I don't depends if i'm wearing pants or not. I won't side if i'm wearing shorts right now you. You don't wanna be like those old white sox uniforms can't now now now you once compared yourself to hans solo and you four star wars sneakers And then that spring training that that's another thing that got you some Some ain't there right. Yeah i'm a big powers guy grown up there wasn't a whole bunch of it out there and then My youngest son now he's Almost twelve he kind of embrace he started liking star wars when he was really young. So we kind of had that going. And then i kind of kind of the stores the jet. I guess you said kind of started coming out of me. So and i kind of we. We still do to this day. He's twelve and i'm forty four. I'm you know when you go into a grocery store. And they have the automatic doors. Sure we always walk up and before a game between us. We got to run up. And who's Who's using the fourth. I ca- yeah people so it's like no i use the because now i yeah. That's that's a great way to share something with you kid. Yeah big kid like my first all star game. I'll always remember because they were like what. What is this like. And i'm like this is. This is people that are older like us. This is going to toys r. Us in your parents saying go ahead and buy whatever you want to kids christmas morning. Just like all these. This is so cool now. You you like toys don't you. He's kasai. there's a store out here. On long island we went to the other day called. Blast from the past doc. Gooden was there signing autographs so we went over there and they they have stuff. You wouldn't believe in this story you you would probably love it. Toys from the past action figures games. I it's a haven over there. Yeah i'm just a big kid that my wife. When she says she has five children including me. Yeah i'm i'm just a big kid. I don't think i've really. I've the only time i've ever been around is when i had to plan my kids. I kept telling my kids to your homework and don't lie. So i don't you know have signed so But as my kids are getting older. Now i mean i have a twenty three year old and nineteen year old a seventeen year old and my little twelve year old I can just. I just be more of a kid again in just having fun with them and.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"An undrafted free agent. And i said yeah. Yeah that's kind of started to co career and that's what happened sure. Now you spent time with the mets really shuttling between the mets. And the norfolk tides. And that's not very good situation. Well okay so you have to understand. I know if you're true. Can you kind of understand that bobby. Time at the end of his mets days. Not liking young pitchers whatsoever. We'd rather trade him or get rid of them. I won't veteran guys. Then you had art how that came in that. I thought it was a good manager. But then we went through Steve gm and jim duquette is gm. And then the owners decided to get Willie rant without Home i as a gm and alarm. And i was like. I'm going to get rid of art. How even though he has another year to on his contract. I'm gonna bring my own guy and we got willie randolph. And i was in that era of aaa right there where i was doing. Well triple eight. Bobby valentine doesn't like young guys. I'm not a prophet. Then aren't how calm and he's probably trying to figure out who you have veteran wise. Because he had a good dutch and then on Than he gets cam. I get called up the year. He gets you know. He stayed on with the team for the last month or two in the season but he knew he was gonna get canned at the end of the season and Then with randolph. Came in and willie's a good guy really. He's i've had him as a coach after my years of being him as a manager. He's a really good coach. Really good guy. But i think those years has been a manager. He just lost himself somehow and Yeah he just he would say one thing and do another it. Just it just wasn't good. And i think i was the young guy that maybe the organization wanted me up. Willie did want a puppy in there and say. Hey this is my team. I'm gonna do what i want. Not what you guys want me to do. And i think my agent told me years later he goes. I think that's really what happened with you. Where the organization awesome talent. Willie just like no. You can tell me what i'm gonna do. And i just became the song so i only a little bit of time with new york and they got shipped off san diego and i've lost and i know a lotta fan. Wish i was lost in new york and trust me. So do i cause i still root for the kind of like a die hard fan. Even then i grew up in the west coast interesting. Everybody goes indian your team right. And i go well. I still love the bet. If the method padres ever played like nationally championship. yeah. I probably would. I probably couldn't watch. Yeah it's one of those things my whole minor league career. My you know. Eight years on the met i met. We're gonna do this on to john. Franklin job. I'm going to do this and i went back west. They're like now. You're gonna take gerow. Mike we were. We were supposed to have bobby v. on the show tonight he. I don't think that yet. But he's running for mayor of stamford connecticut. Now and he's really busy. They told me so. He couldn't come on the show. But that would have something. Have you and bobby v. on the same night right probably wouldn't even know who i was. Oh gosh well. I guess like here's one of my story is howard stern. Want my name on air. Because you remember Chris anna best yes and they were talking. I forget the exact words it came in. He was like some like oh he chris will never cheat on me because if he does all sleep with the whole team i remember imagine howard goes what about. He felt she was like sure that my name on there. Oh i was just laughing. Because i knew christianise the couple of times. I met a young but they were nice but was just funny. How that happened yeah. That's a great now. You've probably didn't endear yourself to the mets Heath by rollerblading into spring training. One time. I don't think rick peterson appreciated that well. But here's the thing. rick. Peterson told me that i needed to lose weight right if i was if i was serious about being in the big league i need to lose weight. Not not be a better pitcher. Just lose weight. So what i did is i lived important lucia. At the time i roll. I played roller hockey in high school. Though i was. You know you rollerblade really well. But i wore my stars in elbow guards. Because i'm i think i'm smart guy and i used to rollerblade five miles to the complex where Jason craig nitro was our fitness guy. And i work out with him for like three hours. And then i grow the home and i did this four times four four days out of the week and then i never rollerblade industry training. But somebody asked me. Hey you lost thirty pounds off season you look great and i said yeah rollerblade just about almost every day to spring training complex and then were you know. 'cause i don't live like four or five miles away in nelson and rick. Peterson got really mad. Because i was rollerblading. Your your career this and that and didn't care anything about loss of weight or my pitching and one of the coaches told me that his his son a couple of years ago. Rollerblading and broke his arm. I'm like okay first of all. You don't know history of me. Because i played roller hockey in high school. Right out in california. I i was. I'm pretty good enrolling. So i if i grew up out new york or something or worn out there i would. I would have been you know partially a hockey player. But you know west. You didn't really have much ice. Yeah so yeah. I got yelled at for that one to win with repeaters now kind of. I never could win with him. He was like thinking man's pitching coach. He's the guy i well. We used to have a meeting. That all the veterans used to go You know it'd be like hey. We got our pitchers meeting. They go hard in off the way. Is that all rick with say every hitter. Throw hard in soft away right. And that was an i remember pedro martinez once that Can you tell me how to get them out. Not how to pitch to them. Yeah how do you get them out. And he was just recused some. Just look at them and go. Well you gotta go hard in soft away. Like how do i get them out right. Everybody hard again. It's not the way. And then literally. Tom glavin and pedro martinez and they've stopped going to meetings something. I'm a young guy going. Okay these guys. That are unbelievable pitchers. I'll the hall of famers. They don't like this guy. And i'm supposed to listen to this guy. I listen to. But i mean yeah. We're peterson.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Now back to the show. Yes we are live. We are back with sportstalk new york here on w. g. b. b. from beautiful downtown merrick long island as i said before it's great to be back on the air and spending some time again with you folks after a few weeks off already Th the mid summer classic is upon us now but wait till you see the uniforms major league. Baseball has devised for the allstars. Absolutely hideous. you can google google it and check it out for yourself. This is Rob manfred again at work with some of his tremendous ideas. It used to be great when i was a kid. the introductions the players in their different uniforms This is just something else for manfred to ruin about The great sport of baseball other than that A great sports state. Today folks wimbledon novak djokovic wins again. I believe that's his third or fourth in a row wimbledon title. so he's an immortal over there The mets of course back to their old tricks dropping a game to the lowly pirates and england italy when a game that was if you caught it. England goes down on the home pitch over there. The hallowed turf wembley stadium. Italy wins on penalty. Kicks Not much of a soccer fan. But i'll watch it on occasion and it was a pretty good game today. Let let's keep the sports memories role in the long here. Our next guest three time all star two time and rolaids relief man of the year national league saves leader in two thousand nine. It's a pleasure to welcome to the show tonight. He spell he. He's good evening. We're doing great. We're doing great and we hope you guys do the same out there now. He's you grew up in california. Who are your sports. Heroes in your favorite teams growing up You know i didn't. I didn't watch much sports on tv because one there wasn't it wasn't always on right and i used to. I mean i was outside all the time flying a plane sports so i never during the summer watching. Wgn the cubs harry carey. You know now. Seen or the atlanta braves. I always thought were really boring. The tvs but they play games. And then i'd go outside and mimic them but My my really like it was kinda like roger climate Growing up because he threw hard or was mark great because he went to local high school in california. Oh okay for like a year and then. Wgn you know you know the cubs And then i was. When i was just when i was little league for some reason for like five six years i was on the cubs so i used to think i was a cub But the one guy. I really remember watching was reggie jackson when he was on the angels and i always wanted to be ready. I always thought reggie was either. Hit a home run struck out right. I always tried to be reggie when i was growing up in really workout see. I'm a little older than you heat. So i all. I was exposed to where the local mets and yankees and then on saturdays. You had what was called the game of the week with kurt gowdy. Sandy colfax pee. Wee reese Coupla guys like that during the broadcast and it would be a game from out of town and he got to see harmon killebrew. And willie mccovey and willie mays and guys like that so that that was a real treat. But that was the most exposure that i got when i was a kid. Now your dad go ahead heath. I'm sorry i did that. Yeah you don't have the closure like you have now any no not at all not at all. These kids lucky now. Your dad was a marine and he set a good example for you didn't he. Oh yeah he was. He was a great man he was always respect. Everybody and Go about your business and one thing. I always tell my kids now. I kind of feel like my father. Now said judge people in three ways. You're in you have three three ways to judge the money. And i was like. What does that mean. He goes first time. You need somebody. You don't know if he lost his job or had a bad day or somebody got magic so Just give us some grace then. The second time you need came thing happens. Third time you're finally realized. Is that a nice person is a mean person. You like those guys. Do you not like this guy. So just Basically you know. Give it some time in your third time your reaction to something or somebody will be the best reaction because you know maybe somebody got fired that day or lost you know Their parents got mad at them or they didn't turn in their homework or they got into an accident or something. You just don't know everybody's pastor history so give everybody great good way to be excellent now. You were selected by the devil rays back in ninety seven the sixty nine year round. You didn't sign with tampa bay though. Why didn't you. I wasn't allowed to by Okay yeah they. I asked him. I said are you gonna offer me like thousand bucks or something. They said now folly drafts. Follow you guys. Remember what those are. Yeah oh boy. That's no good. I take the alvarez. They actually gave me a half or the hat around and then the next year. I didn't get drafted actually the next year. Ninety eight facilities called me up and said we're gonna we're thinking about drafting you in the twenty first round. Are you gonna sign for thousand dollars. And i said Probably not because Or wait now. I said no. This is what i told them The philly in ninety seven. sorry. Long ago i'm old now. In in ninety seven the phillies called him since second round or the we want to draft you and for thousand bucks and i said well. I'm the first one in my family to go to college. I'm i'm at community college. But and i wanted to family to finish a year of college and my dad didn't finish highschool got his ged after the marines but So school was important then They said well i. I'm going to tell the court you know that had the front office. I don't know if we're gonna. I said okay. Then the rate didn't drop me and then the race drafting sixty nine round as a draft and follow then in nineteen ninety eight the next year my sophomore year in college. Nobody called me. The rockies called the oakland called me. And i said i don't care what you guys give me. I will sign and nobody drafted me. So then i called Bob minor scouts in the mets. Because i just had a good relationship i said. Why didn't they get drafted this man. He just gave me some generic london and then he ended up calling me a couple of weeks later when i was in alaska plane during the summer league in cleveland ball and said we didn't drop players. Do you wanna come play as.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Fan. Hey maybe we should revert back to this a little bit. Sure can't can't hurt. that's for sure. Now you're assistant to the gm down there in philadelphia. Larry what what keeps you busy during the day. Well i it when we're at home go to all our home games and I look at our aa reading and aaa lehigh valley this tomorrow. I'm going down to watch or clearwater team and then we are lakewood team up here so i get to watch kids play if they asked me my opinion about anybody. I give my opinion other than that. I stay busy pretty much for the baseball. And i'm watching baseball almost every day whether it's a big league game or wildly game so It keeps me busy. It sure does larry sounds like it. Now you know logano hop. I liked him. Yeah he wanted to my high school and i followed his career g. Yeah a lot of energy seven goodyear year lakewood and he's got a good He's got some power He plays the game with a lot of passion. I i like him a lot. Yeah we we hope he makes makes it to the show one day. Good kid great long. Yup well larry It's been a real pleasure. I'll tell you thanks for taking time out of your sunday night to spend it with us up here in new york. I wish all the best Thanks for sharing really your your baseball life with us. I appreciate it. I don't thank you for having me and We'll see what happens. During the course of the second half that's it we'll take a breather and then Starts round two. That's what we'll do so you take it easy larry. We'll talk to you down the road. Thanks phil.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Wanna scientists. Go in at least seven or eight innings and then go to your bullpen but you can really navigate through seven. Doesn't really like. I said you started goes five. Then you get your setup man. You're closer there you are there. You're seven you're seven innings and you get two or three runs chance you in the game. Three two two or four to three so It takes a lot out of the game of baseball for as i'm concerned. Baseball is meant to be played for nine innings and they keep mentioning the covert which was trust me. That was one of the nastiest things that ever i've ever witnessed in it. Is we have to take it serious right. But i really believe that Hopefully with the vaccine and everything we can get back to some type of normalcy where we can revert back to the way. The game was played before but right now they all. They're using that right. Now's the reason so we'll see if that if that really was the reasons we we put always new rules in or if it's here to stay we're find out 'cause hopefully this vaccine will take over and they continue to progress and we won't have to worry about this. We'll get your tax innate. How about the man on second to start extra innings joe. What are we playing for keg of beer here. It's like sunday softball. And still i watch these games and still the analytics. They don't want him to third so It doesn't make sense but again it's the change of times right and that's what we gotta live with that. If you're asking me if i like it. No i don't know sort of two things i tell you what all the rules that have changed it up the only one that i i sorta like but i'm i'm not in love with. It is the fact they got a pitch the three hitters right. I think that you know you gotta be a little as far strategies concern. You have to be you know where what's happening when you bring a pitcher and he's got three hitters and unless against the inning with it you know if he comes into a one hitter gets aside out but You know i sort of gesture to that. And if they kept that in. I wouldn't be that will set me very much. You like the replay. Larry I i i'll be honest. I didn't like it because they you know i'm players are like everybody they're human they're gonna make years and you know when we played. We had empires that established the strike zone right out of the gate and in other words i remember on fire that was going to call pitch down strikes and pitch up. They're gonna give it. It's gonna be a ball so as a hitter. You have to make the adjustment as a pitcher you had to make the adjustment but now the it sounds like there might have these logo umpires coming yet. Oh i understand that teams get in the playoffs by one game so if a guy misses a play at first as or tag late second and it could be magnified. Hey man who got that call. We've playoff so You know. I'm willing to deal with that. They're trying to get the call right. I just think it puts a lot of pressure on the umpires before. They're being scrutinized after the game's over whoever empire beyond the plate review every ball and strike and say well you got this right. You got this wrong. It's a tough gig for parts. I think yeah. I agree the only thing the only thing the replay does is. You can't argue really because it's coming from new york and they said hey we just got the replay and the empires of new york. And so what are you supposed to do. You can't yell. Pires have made the call. The new york made it is also. There's no arguing in if you go out and argue balls and strikes saying it so i think part of the fun of baseball was seeing managers or players argue with the umpire and got good umpire with say okay. You've had your say go back to the dugout. You can't do that anymore. We guy like pinella going ballistic earl. Weaver that's taken out of the game of coaching deliver lou and seattle but Yeah that's part of the fun of the game. I think again beginning at changed dramatically in those right you you say. The umpires are human. Nobody likes their decision overturned. Imagine the you know home your wife or somebody. Overturns every decision. You make that. That's where you go. You know. I know. But you know what i think. I think cameras are getting used to say. Well i'm gonna call this guy and if it's wrong we're gonna correct it so you know i think it. I think they're under the there been scrutinized a lot but they also know that by method up. New york's can fix it for me you know. It's like a security blanket right. And i said i wouldn't want to be an old fire right now. It's a tough gig. It's sure is you're right. Larry larry bowa with us tonight. You're told this larry. Your greatest memory was the one thousand nine hundred season winning it in philadelphia. Who was your best teammate. Along the line Probably greg olsen ski. We came up together. you know. he's pretty good hitter and played the apple. Big power hitter forest in schmidt. He was a meat of our order in the middle of the lineup and So that's greg. Because i was with him from winters instruction league three or four years in a row. Still friends with him as we speak. So i have to say greg. How about the best skipper. You played for. Larry i name a lot. Dallas was good. The frankly casey who passed away a opportunity to plan wrigley. We had a very young team in the early seventies. i get you out. And he told me he says no matter. What you hit you. Shortstop i mean. He gave me that confidence to play You know again. He was very good. I play with some good manager. Really i mean i. People say with dallas was tough. I like guy that sets puts his foot down. Just a you take in theater. You don't play stuff. I think players today. They they want that discipline but they're never going to admit it and so that's why that's why we basically you see a lot of loose things happen in clubhouses and You see base running mistake manner mistakes. That physical mistakes are going to happen. You're going to strike out. You're gonna make sure you're not gonna be able to get a good slider over when you want. Those are physical things the mental things when to when to go first and third when they've be in the right place for a cutoff relay You know just when to execute it. Builds things are mental. And if you can't execute those in and manager wants to get on you he has every right to get on you making mental mistakes not knowing. How many outs are mental toughness mental. Tough very lucky. It happened to my league and watch our kids. I see i see it happening in the big leagues. So you know when you have a guy on the dugout this on top of those. I think the mental mistakes get reduced. I really do like he's hernandez here in new york has always harping on larry fund fund. These funds gotta have fundamentals. Let's start that's oh positive. Yeah walker strike out. Quick pitch in the morning larry on on. Mlb it's home runs and strikeouts. That's about it then. Nobody nobody talking in You know a two run single anymore but if you watch you know what's amazing if you watch the last two or three years of teams that win world series strikeouts down. They execute. I've even seen squeeze plays. I've seen sacrificed bouncing the world series. It's amazing how they revert back when short. Seven game series. And you're playing for all the marbles right. They won't do it during the course of one hundred sixty two games and i. It's sort of refreshing to see that the teams that win it strikeouts down and they put the ball in play. That's a good sign. I think that might get guy scratching their heads a little bit.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"He he he was a tough guy he was he was he. He just wanted you to give effort every day. I he had. He had some goals that you can to obey and i don't see anything wrong with that. I it rather than they do whatever they want to do. What's happening in in in a minor league and everything. Now it's a different like i said it is a different game now and you just got roll with the punches and accept it or don't watch it you know. I love baseball a lot and So i i watch it even though there are some things that you don't really agree with but it's way to gain the sort of change right now you're gonna ask you a little bit about some of those changes some of them. We see on a daily basis that Kind of them but We'll tackle that in a minute You're managing career took off as a manager of the padres back. Eighty seven Did you know along. Larry that you wanted to manage. I did know along. But i you know hindsight being twenty twenty I went over my first the first year after i retired Jack mckean as they go manage aaa in the coast league. And i said yeah and we won. We won the whole thing wanted championship. And then like i said hindsight being twenty twenty. I probably wasn't ready to manage right away. I should have said but how many guys are gonna turn down big lake. Manager's job right. i probably could've stayed in the minor leagues another year to to develop that type of you know what you're supposed to do and how you approach it so you know it was. It was something that Looking back on if you could redo it probably say you know. I think i need at least another year in triple eight but you know again. Things happen for a reason but it was fun there. I had some good players here. I had some real good young players. Hit san diego crook. Tony gwynn You know there were some Some guys there Kevin macron only reynolds etiquette team. They were just really young. Forgot to ask you lower your met stays. How did you like it here with the mets shea stadium. I you know what i i like. That was just their furthermore going over there until the guy yeah and They had a chance to win. They didn't they came up a little short. But i do bill. After that. That i just didn't wanna. They asked me to come back as a utility player. And i i you know. I was used to playing every day and i just felt there was some baseball's that when you plan you think you should have got an in your mind. I don't know. And i felt that. I i got the most out of my ability. Got over two thousand hits. You know playing all star game world series. So i didn't want to just be player and i knew that i lost a step or two if i was gonna play every day so i just you know i should. I think most out of my ability. Yeah i would agree. Larry you certainly did a stellar career was is how i would term it You finally get named manager the phillies in two thousand one. You take over a club that had lost ninety seven games but You do some great things with your week. Well you know what we have to change the whole culture that you know terry francona was here before me. I look back on that. And he didn't have a very good team to be honest with you. And so basically i want him there and we tried to change the cultural bit. Maybe a little bit more demanding and making guys having a little bit more responsibility and we did all right. I think the four years every year there was we were over. Five hundred right at five. Were playoff run there But i think that had a lot to do with the transition. When he finally got to the players they wanted and and they went on to win a world series in two thousand and eight. I had a lot of those guys in between the in two thousand four. So you know you feel like you helped along the way. And then charlie came in and he did a great job and they won in two thousand eight anyone back in nine in the yankees beat him so you know i feel like you responsible for some of that action there but you know the final touches were put on charlie and you did a great job and and the phillies eventually won another world series the yes and Speaking with the great. Larry bowa tonight on sports. Talk new york. Now you come back to new york. Larry is third base coach. Joe torry with the yankees. You were there for two years. Had you enjoy that. I loved it. You know like i said that was the team. I watch when i was when i was growing up right. And there's something about putting the pinstripes on it Think all the great players play there all the world series. They weren't and i was very fortunate to play for a manager. That i have all respect in the world for joe torry And then when he got like doing went to la and he told me you know. They probably make changes in their coaching staff at new york. 'cause he left and he told me not to do anything until he find out if he was going to get that dodger job and he got it and i went over there with him so i i had a great time Coaching for joe. He's a tremendous individual. Good baseball man. He lets you do your thing and We're pretty successful. We've got playoffs years that he was there. We came up a little short but got the play offs and just like in new york in the playoffs so it was a good run to be able to go with joe. New york and la. Yeah and there's another hall of famer across the piazza of larry bowa the radio tori and let's talk a little bit about those changes in the game. Larry i mean we. We saw some here in new york. Recently the mets the mets have been playing a plethora doubleheaders. Yes the seven inning though as I can't get used to that. You have a fifth inning stretch. Larry what's the deal rob. He's he's ruining the game. I'm not in. I'm not in a lot of stuff that he's changing Baseball's a nine inning game. Twenty seven outs. You know the key to being a successful baseball team is being able to go through the rigors of a long season having good farm system down there. And if you have double header you'd better have some some good people in the minor leagues. They can come up in when short pitching or shorter and infielder seven innings to me is like High school games I i'm not. I'm not a big fan. And it affected the memphis. Somebody said the mets have already played ten double headers more than it was twelve. Larry i think might be with all the rain right which is asking a lot but you know what the end of the year. Everyone says it's not a sprint. It's a marathon and that determines who's really a good organization and who's got the best team this seven inning stuff i like. I said i'm not in on it and hopefully it goes back. But i doubt it. I mean everyone's complaining about A pitcher wear and tear on arm and look at pitchers when i played they. Have you know you have a kitchen. There's one hundred fifty hundred seventy innings. Now they call him a horse. Yeah i play with a guy that had one hundred fifty to one hundred seventy at the all star break car hits three hundred innings. And when i see he's i shake my head and this is unbelievable but again revert back to it's a different game now. And that's the way the game is projected to be played. And i guess the owners in the general manager like it and so they're gonna incorporate these These new rule as you say larry is still love baseball. And you're still gonna watch it the same with me but we don't have the like it. That's the main thing There was an article just recently in the new york. Post saying how. Baseball is stealing from the fans with the seven inning games because paying for nine innings. They're only getting seven exactly. So you know you go to watch Mean a real good pitcher that degrom or call or zack wheeler you.
"larry bowa" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"I went over there and we're playing the Eugene emeralds. Thing. Larry Bowa was playing in that game and the Greg Luzinski Joe, listen, people like that. Uh, Was very nervous, but, you know, I had grown up in Brooklyn and then our family had moved to Los Angeles. Ironically, the same year the Dodgers came to L. A. So I never missed a beat. I've been listening to Vin Scully since I was six years old. And by the way, one of the great calls I got yesterday on the the answer machine in its many congratulating me joining the club, and we had a grin on your station last night. I mean, he's right when I think of you, you know you need a mentor. And in a way Vinnie was my mentor because from the common six until I go to Hawaii and start my career, he's the voice I hear in my ear. And I probably tried very hard to imitate Vinny when I started, and then I had to kind of find my my own path on my own cadence, and I didn't want to sound exactly like many, but clearly he was He taught me baseball by listening to him all of those years. He taught me pretty much had a broadcast. And then you know, through the years like I got very lucky to me. I had some money. Great mentors. Bobby Winkles is the coach in Arizona State. He would go on to manage the White Sox, the A's and the Angels of different times. In Hole in Hawaii. Chuck Canneries, the manager. So and he would go on the windy. We are family world. Suri's with Pittsburgh in 17. I go to the Reds. I mean, think about this. I've got squawking innocent. Pete Rose, Johnny Bench. Tony Perez, Joe Morgan. I think I learned a little bit about baseball there. And one of the great things for me is that in the three years in Cincinnati I had to do was squawking Anderson 10 minute radio show every day, So I had at least 10 minutes with spark the main start in this cold weather. May you remember the main sport brought to you by maybe Stroh's beer? Of course you remember, but I would have to get Sparky and I would at least have 10 minutes. Alone to tape the show, which always, which, very often turned into, like a half an hour, So I got a PhD from Sparky and think about this piece. We did not only every regular season game with that all 30 Spring training games, and the Reds got to the playoffs twice into the world stories once when I was there, so I probably did 600 shows was sparking Anderson. And that's how I got my PhD in baseball. And you bring up a great point. We're talking Al Michaels Sunday night football play by play now Baseball Hall of Famer, the recipient of the 2021 Ford Frick Award for baseball Broadcasting. Learning on radio. Because radio really I fell in love with doing this by listening to radio whether it was you Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall listening to talk shows P. Franklin out of Cleveland. You know, I was very I was fortunate, but I'm listening and the power of the just listening to words and then creating your own picture. Whatever that might be, is really powerful, and I was never able to master a play by play. But it did help me in communicating in what I do on this show, and that is, don't take it for granted. They know what you're talking about, or what it looks like. You've got to make sure you explain it to him and always think of the radio listener more than the TV viewer. No question and especially in in in my era in Cincinnati. There weren't that many games on television, so the vast majority of games were radio only on WLW. And I would always picture Maybe a guy sitting on a porch. In Corbin, Kentucky, you know, having a beverage and sitting out there, you know, in the twilight in the summertime and Was kind of doing the game for him. It's so much different now, of course, on television and with social media, and with streaming and all of the rest. It's so it's so much different, but if you go back to that point in time You're exactly right. It's radio. I mean to this day. I think about, you know, go back to eventually for a second, And then he did the games until you know the four or five years ago. So many was in his late eighties when he stepped away and he was still phenomenal. And I can't tell you, you know, Listen, doing from the time I was six until the time you know, I'm Vinny's 88 years old and his last season and I'd be driving, you know, back home from someplace. And then he would start to tell the story and I have the I'd have the put the car a shot the car in the driveway he been idling and just hear the rest of the story. That's how compelling Benny was he was just the master of that to the day he retired, and it's so true. This is where you really You know, Cut your eye teeth, earn your chops or whatever you want to say about it, But radio is the way to go. It's so much different right now, as we know. I also as strange as this may sound. The greatest call you ever had with a baseball game had to do with the 89 earthquake when there was no action on the field, But there was so much action around you. Your composure. Like you handled that like you were Peter Jennings. I mean, you handled it like a newsman and you knew the area, but that might have been your greatest call at a baseball stadium out. It was certainly the oddest you don't rehearse for an earthquake in the middle of the World Series. Let's put it that way. So for starters, Tim McCarver in Jim Palmer and I do in the game. We're just happy we weren't thrown out of the boot when it stopped shaking. So you had that petrifying few seconds and then all I thought to myself, you know, you kind of go back almost to the To the 10th grade when I'm taking a journalism class. And the tenets of journalism or who, what? When. Where. How and why. And, uh, I remember thinking, Okay, this is this is very different. Become.
"larry bowa" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"We had a meeting one time about the the horse racing business man going Lucas met with them we were trying to get him into the horse racing business and bombs came along he got out of that drive down to good guy and he's doing a great job for these guys hands full now with this virus but does doing a good job Americans say he's doing well economically except the last week or so which is the virus is killing the stock market and I'll get it you'll get it back okay listen I appreciate the time very much I hope you get a great crowd to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the nineteen eighties Phillies World Series victory with Pete rose Steve Carlton Greg was in ski and Larry Bowa for a night of classic stories you're a hell of a guy and you've got a hell of a career Pete I appreciate the time very much well a lot of fun and nice to come out and participate sure well but take care have a great day I hope you find those keys but confided keys any place seven two seven five seven nine one oh two five eight hundred seven seven one one two two five two double live how can I help you is Johnny Hey Johnny was on awesome interview lows thanks man yeah I mean like really good you know it was it to Pete's credit he didn't know he was being interviewed at one o'clock like he he thought for whatever reason it was at another time and usually they call us but I was supposed to call him so like you could tell he was not expecting that and I think maybe that's the reason we got so much honesty because he didn't have time to kind of really filter himself in plan but to be able to asking questions and have an answer so frankly that's the those pretty sweet that was awesome I get here soon enough pretty good interview result thank you remember means a lot thank you very much appreciate that seven two seven five seven nine one oh two five eight hundred seven seven one one or two five thanks I today's game is based upon rock and wrestling is that accurate to say John I'd say so definitely those that have dabbled in athletics wrestling music a little bit everything and we've got tickets to Joe Rogan's upcoming show to give away for that if you're thinking about making a house a little bit saved her a safer I'd recommend you check out safe touch they are of course the home of the two way communicator with local monitoring they guarantee you a response time of forty five seconds nobody.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"So then I'm doing sinker after sinker up there, and they just beating into his wet turf and getting nowhere. Yeah. That was that was a game that you would not see that game play today in those conditions. That was it was after the Phillies were playing the dodgers in Philadelphia. The what's still referred to in? Philadelphia's black Friday the filling blew a Shula now. I'm trying to think of the lead. It was a five three lead in the ninth inning. And the dodgers scored three runs and won the game. Six five. There was two outs. And nobody on base in the ninth thing, gene Garber, gene carber came on. He retired a eight batters this part in realize until Bob Ryan, the great Bob Ryan showed me a scorebook that he carried around that has like forty. Years of gaining there. Gene Garber came in. He retired eight batters in a row on eight ground balls. And then everything went crazy. The dodgers scored three runs. They went six two games on the next night Saturday night and toil you it's cornutus rain today. You would never ever think about starting a game playing part of the game. They played nine me that night. And yeah, it's that that is one of your your most famous rain late game doubt about looked back. At that end. You're describing because it's fascinating. What ended the streak was a bunt hit two. He got. I two guys out. It was a Bontade and then double single errors single out. The double was a it was off the wall reckless Inskeep is playing left field. And this is where the manager gets criticized for not having the defense replacement out there. It was trapped off the wall. And you say the guy normally puts out there for defense all year long. Would it just caught it was Jerry Martin. And then the but is like four. Thirty year old Vic data Leo many mode. I think it's that double off the wall. You know, forty something to there's a ball that ricochets off of Mike Schmitz glove a hard shot. It was baby Luke's who hit it loafs. It's one ereck as offish misclubbed right to Larry Bowa. The throws a strike the first now this day and age we got a replay. We'd say right, right. What happened they called and safe? The even whatever video something back, then kinda showed he was basically a tie, and you just have to make a call and they call them safe. And there's all these little things that went haywire in that inning. And yeah, they took a while for people to get over that one. And of course, those are the days on the astroturf there at the old the vet stadium where they've just would squeegee to water off the tarp. Yeah. There was a there was a Chuck Feeney was the nationally president in the visual. They kept going to at the time was him sitting this first base boxy without an umbrella right on and.
"larry bowa" Discussed on WGN Radio
"R A F F, I X Chicago, Lauren lap WGN traffic center. The forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center. Partly to mostly cloudy today could be some rain late in the day and a high about where we are low to mid fifties. Then for tonight rain likely could be mixing with snow late a low thirty five for the weekend, cloudy with rain or snow tomorrow morning. Blustery high of forty two forty but sunny on Sunday fifty three right now at O'hare, midway fifty one. It's fifty six in Frankfurt and forty two degrees at Chicago's lakefront. I'm Steve Bertrand in the WGN radio newsroom. These are the stories that matter on seven twenty WGN still looking at this San. Stuff. What was the number producer, Alex? What was the rookie seasons? Start for Ryan Sandberg's career as a hitter. Please. Sandberg started his career going one for thirty to one for thirty man. Isn't that funny? We both had way more than that. Yeah. No Kennedy was to for what somebody out there knows. That's a cubs fan. Okay. Thank you producer Ella. But I'll bet he was two for sixty three or something like that came over with who else from the Phillies. I was just gonna say the Philly's got another another name. Yeah. Larry Bowa, Larry Bowa, very well played. Okay. So that's one thousand nine hundred eighty nine nineteen Eighty-four. He's the National League MVP. How about them apples? It's nice turnaround. Eloy Eloy Jimenez, if you're listening. We're good. By the way was in that year nineteen Eighty-four two years into his MLB career. When he had what is now known as the Sandberg game. Third nineteen Eighty-four in the third story of a three story house in Milwaukee. Wisconsin you remember where you were? Absolutely your member this game up. All my you kidding. They know cubs fan.
"larry bowa" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"And terms of being one of baseball's better players, but also because of how his free agency is played out and as long long, wait. And when Bryce arrives people are going to be expecting a lot out of it. Right. And they should be of course. And and the guys you mentioned there's also Pete Rose and Darren Dalton. And Larry Bowa who played the game the right way every single time. They stepped on the field, and I frankly have no concern whatsoever. Whether Bryce Harper is gonna play hard or not because he always does. Now there were some time several times a recent years where he didn't run his hardest on a fly ball or ground ball, and that's unacceptable. But I think it was different. Because the you know, the nationals were his team they drafted him. Everything was set up for him. Now, he moves to another team potentially. And I think he's going to say well things have changed here. I'm going to run hard every single time. And I have no doubt that he will do that. Because he understands he will have to do that. With all the dynamics you talked about the money. He gets the place for him and just the need for him here. Also, and this is a tough town. And he knows I better play my best and my hardest here. So Bryce Harper up with the Phillies. I think it stands to reason and Manny Machado is gonna wind up with either the White Sox or the same. India go Padres. And I gotta tell you Tim when I heard about potential of a Padres offer two hundred and fifty million dollars or more. My initial reaction was the same one. I had last winter when they went after Cosmo, which is why now like why are you doing this? Now when I feel like the team is so far away from contending because their pitching staff isn't close to being good enough to to run down. The dodgers. Look Eric hosmer is a good player. Manny Machado is obviously terrific player. But they to me this would be an absolute copycat of when Alex Rodriguez signed with the Texas Rangers. And he went there, and he was Grady won and MVP finished second another year. He played in every game. He hit a bunch of home runs, and they weren't close to contending it all kind of went down a drain. So I get it for manny's perspective a more power to him. If he gets that kind of money from them. But from the Padres perspective, I don't get it. What about you? Well, I I almost totally agree with you on this. The Padres are still a long way away. Buster catchers, going to be great Fernando detecet is going to be great. But you gotta get some people in there. And then those guys aren't gonna arrive in be great for a few more years. And I'm just not sure you can keep Manny Machado completely healthy there. And as good as he is is he going to lift that team into the playoffs. The first couple years, my guess would be no. And with the dodgers being the dodgers and the resources they have they're still going to win this division this year and probably next year. So I'm I understand what the Padres are doing. If we're going to get good kind of like the nationals did with Jason worth even though it's a different level player here. I get it. Maybe they need some more credibility beyond air. 'cause Mercedes look we're trying to win here. But I don't think they're ready to win whether Manny Machado gets there on that. And by the way, Tim you sound so much better than you have in past years. Yes, you can jump in here because we've always had Tim on the phone. But now Josh gave an apt which helped out which insured, Tim was it was a seem. Transition for you to try to figure out that technology. Yeah. My producer, Sean FitzGerald told me today, we should have a daily feature. Tim versus technology to see how terrible he is. And how badly he loses in that fight every day..
"larry bowa" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"Sterling nine to midnight tonight. Oh, by the way. A great time killer today popped up on Twitter from. Look up his name here in a second. But he had tweeted this. He said come up with a starting lineup for a major league team with each player a player at each position whose first name begins with the same letter that begins your first name. So in my case players who start with an L, Mike catcher, Lance Parrish. My first baseman Leon Durham my second baseman. Lenny Randle, Larry is my shortstop larval blanks might third baseman outfield, Lloyd, Moesby, Lance Berkman. I wrote Berman on my tweet outfielder. Larry Walker might pinch hitter would beat Lenny Harris. My starting pitcher would be Louis theon, my reliever Lee Smith, and my manager would be loop Manila if you're looking for a time killer. That was from Mark at giraffe neck Merck on Twitter. Every once in a while something pops up on Twitter like everybody grabs a hold of and his like either funner frustrating. I sat in the office at home working on the show. Go wait a minute ELS guys whose first name starts with L fielding a lineup of my catcher is Lance perish. Just starting to look up to. This is my second baseman and shortstop is Larry Bowa, and it it drove me nuts for a while. Let's go back to the phones. Oh, wait a minute. Wait a minute. This is not fair. This is painful. But when you talk about changing the course of history for a small school in Cinderella this shop was like this far off Artan dropped to my knees. When this when we go to Cincinnati Ray, you're on seven hundred wwl w Lance. A little selfish thinking yourself. Wouldn't have wanted that shot? To drown. It was so close Gordon. Hayward off a pick from mad Howard to free him up at mid just inside midcourt on one leg lays it up. And it was offered light. It was going. Clanged off to the side in Indianapolis. I mean, it would have been I mean, you talk about icon IQ a school at four thousand wins the national championship out of the horizon league at that moment of the Butler BULLDOGS are national champions. Are you kidding me? Yourself. Thank yourself. Sometimes, you know, that's a very good point. I'm changing my mind, I'm going with that one. Thanks. That's right. I think of myself. Oh, man. I was at you know, what else is painful that year. I I went to the final four that year with Casey, they beat Michigan state. We were behind the basket like thirty rows behind the basket in the in the RCA dome. What's the Lucas oil? And we watched them win the final made to the national championship game. And that Monday was reds opening day. And there's one day. You don't take off or get off in any way, shape or form around here and it's opening day. And I missed butlers national championship game against nuke because we had opening day shows, and we were probably at the holy grail. If I remember correctly and probably did the post game show as well. So I was not there for that national championship game. It was mad Howard who set the pick on the set the pick Freda powered on the dribble up the court after one pass took a step maybe step and a half inside amid cord and launched off one foot about I in fact, I have in my office. Have the front page. The Indianapolis star the David and Goliath, and it's got Hayward going up, and I had him sign a ticket stub from that game at it is framed and in my office and the ball is online, and it's going in. It would have been the most the biggest Cinderella story in the in the history of college national championships, at least college basketball. Yeah. I'm gonna use my one do over for that one. This this. You talked about changing the course of history with a do over price hill. John. What are you gonna burn your do over on? Johnston o. Oh, can you imagine if Paul Brown had simply retired and handed the reins to Bill Walsh? Changed everything. That's right. That's that's very well done. That's good. Hey, john. Thanks for listening. Thanks for the call tonight. Problem advocate night. Yeah. Bill walsh. Instead went tiger. Johnson. Bill Walsh left went to San Jose State for a couple years as as an assistant or a coordinator or something. And then eventually winds up with the forty Niners and the rest is history. And then one of the greatest coaches in a hall of Famer and did it all with the forty Niners. Instead not that. I'm bitter or anything. Let's see have. Oh, man. Bright, indiana. Jim this is a good one. What would you use the do over on? Well, I think he needs it. You know, I think through history. Bill Buckner, listen. Yes. Yeah. Man, you ho. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, it's the thing. I mean, Bill Buckner had a heck of a career. I mean, he had over twenty seven hundred hits he had a really good career. But he is everybody. Don't Bill Buckner all the ball between his legs. That's how he's remembered. Gotta feel sorry for the mind. Yeah. Absolutely. That's that's a good one to add to the list. Jim. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend you too all right now. Now keep in mind in his defense. That was not the clinching. I still picture. I I'm having a flashback to Ray night. Rounding third base jumping up in the air with both hands above his head. Is he's going in. Did he score the winning Renner was movie? No, Mookie Wilson scored of the wild pitch by Calvin Schiraldi. And then I. I believe it was it was right night who scored the winning run a, but that was that was not the deciding game. There was another game that the Mets then one that the Red Sox had a chance and they didn't. But Bill Buckner is the memory tied to own. Now. This this is this is an interesting one. Let me go to town. Oscar, your before the judge you're going to be granted one do over. What are you gonna use it on? On myself as a fan. Tell me why thirty years ago I had a ticket for the red. And it was a rainy Friday looks like they weren't going to be able to play. And I decided not to go downtown to the game to see heavily get rained out. And what happened that day? Television. I'm getting ready for bed. I turn on the radio. And clearly something odd is only they are play. Tom Browning's perfect game. Oh, what a gut punch to not be there for that. I mean. Relation. I could claim is what I did see Tom seabirds. No hitter. Yeah. I know hitter. Still it's better than a perfect game. Yeah. Yeah. That's that's a really good use of a do over. Oscar. Thank you. All right. Thank you have a good weekend. Right. You're in the spirit of this. This is very well done. Let me go. Let me go here. Cell phone rang. John you've got to do over. What are you gonna use it on? Yes. Stolen, scare me hill. Fumble. I'm gonna go to bring back a broken hearted. Tannery coming out fallen out a trusting all may. I think he was probably one of the best underrated receivers. And you know. Yeah. You know, he's so sad because he had he had started to get his life together. He had distanced himself from the some of the trouble of his past. He was engaged in. Oh, man. Yeah. Yeah. And oh five. Hit on cars. You know? There you go John. Thank you. Weekend. Yeah. I had I've said such a sense of sadness when I think of Chris because he was in studio I'm gonna say three or four months before his passing and his fiancee was with him. And he had asked me this is in and around all the trouble that had happened, and it was going on in his life. And he just he started to get things back together. And he had asked me to come in studio one day and bring his fiancee, and he said never forget this. He said I want to take calls. He said I want to answer every question from any fan that calls who has any criticism of me or is demanding answers of me for my behavior. I want to do that if you'd let me do that. And he this was down the hall during the summer so on afternoons on ESPN fifteen thirty and he came in studio and his lovely fiance was with him. And I'll never forget they they set the whole hour holding hands, and they talked about the wedding plans, and they talked about how difficult it was for him to. To walk away from a lot of the friends. He had grown up with yet. He realized were leading him into trouble were bad influences on him weren't acting in his best interest and he had separated from them. And then man just a couple of months later. He's he's gone, great sadness, one more time out comeback squeeze in what we can see too. Sweet. I gotta get to that in RJ, and Steve and alexan-, Keith and Germany all ahead sports talk. It's a Friday night off the beaten path topic and honor the saints fans rejected by the judge yesterday. She said there will be no do over. I said, well, that's no fun. What if I gave everybody who called tonight a sports do over that is next sportstalk seven hundred wwl w..
"larry bowa" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Do believe sterling nine to midnight tonight. Oh, by the way. A great time killer today popped up on Twitter from. Look his name here in a second. But he had tweeted this. He said come up with a starting lineup for a major league team with each player a player at each position whose first name begins with the same letter that begins your first name. So in my case players who start with an L, Mike catcher, Lance Parrish. My first baseman Leon Durham, my second baseman, Lenny Randle, Larry boas, my shortstop larval blanks might third baseman outfield, Lloyd, Moesby, Lance Berkman. I wrote Berman on my tweet outfielder. Larry Walker might pinch hitter would beat Lenny Harris by starting pitcher would be Louis theon, my reliever Lee Smith, and my manager would be Lou Pinella. If you're looking for a time killer. That was from Mark at giraffe neck Merck on Twitter. Every once in a while something pops up on Twitter like everybody, grabs a hold of and his like, either fun or frustrating. I sat in the office at home working on the show. Wait a minute L guys whose first name starts with an L fielding a lineup. My catcher is Lance Parrish. Starting to look up to. I don't have the heck is my second baseman and shortstop Larry Bowa, and it drove me nuts for a while. Let's go back to the phones. Oh, wait a minute. Wait a minute. This is not fair. This is painful. But when you talk about changing the course of history for a small school in Cinderella this shop was like this far off a drop to my knees. When this when we go to Cincinnati Ray, you're on seven hundred wwl w land you have to be a little selfish thinking yourself. Bulldog wouldn't have wanted to drown. It was so close Gordon. Hayward off a pick from mad Howard to free him up at midcourt just inside midcourt on one leg lays it up. And it was odd. It was going. Clanged off to the side in Indianapolis. I mean, it would have been I mean, you talk about iconic a school at four thousand wins the national championship out of the horizon league at that moment of the Butler BULLDOGS are national champions. Are you kidding me? Gotta make yourself yourself. Good point. I'm changing my mind. I'm going with that one. Thanks. Weekend. That's right. I ever gonna think of myself. Oh, man. I was at. Yeah. You know, what else is painful that year? I I went to the final four that year with Casey, they beat Michigan state. We were behind the basket like thirty rows behind the basket in the in the RCA dome. What's the Lucas oil? And we watched them win the final made to the national championship game. And that Monday was reds opening day. And there's one day you don't take off or get off in any way, shape or form right here. And it's opening day. And I missed butlers national championship game against nuke because we had opening day shows, and we were probably at the holy grail. If I remember correctly and probably did the post game show as well. So I was not there for that national championship game. Oh, it was mad Howard who set the pick on the set the pick freed powered on the dribble up the court after one pass took a step may be stepping a half inside amid cord and launched off one foot about I in fact, I have in my office. Have the front page. The Indianapolis star the David and Goliath, and it's got a Hayward going up, and I had him sign a ticket stub from that game. At it is framed it in my office and the ball is online, and it's going in. It would have been the most the biggest Cinderella story in the in the history of college national championships at college basketball. Yeah. I'm gonna use my one do over for that one. Obama's this. You talked about changing the course of history with a do over price hill. John. What are you gonna burn your do over on? Bro, washing Johnson o. Oh, can you imagine? If Paul branded simply retired and handed the reins to Bill Walsh. Changed everything. I have to worry about. That's right. That's that's very well done. That's good. Hey, john. Thanks for listening. Thanks for the call tonight. Problem advocate night. Yeah. Bill walsh. Instead went with tiger Johnson. Bill Walsh left went to San Jose State for a couple of years as as an assistant or coordinator or something. And then eventually winds up with the forty Niners and the rest of they say is history. And then one of the greatest coaches in the hall of Famer and did it all with the forty Niners. Instead, that's that. I'm bitter or anything. Let's see have. Oh, all all, man. Bright, indiana. Jim this is a good one. What would you use the do over on? Well, I think this guy. He needs it. You know, I think through history Bill Buckner. And. Yes. Yeah. Man, you ho. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, the thing I mean Bill Buckner had a heck of a career. I mean, he had over twenty seven hundred hits he had a really good career. But he is everybody. Bill Buckner all the ball between his legs. That's how he's remembered. Feel sorry for the Miami. Absolutely. That's that's a good one to add to the list. Jim. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend you too all right now keep in mind in his defense. That was not the clinching. Boy, I still picture. I I'm having a flashback to Ray Knight. Rounding third base jumping up in the air with both hands above his head is he's going into. Did he score the winning Renner was movie? No Mookie Wilson scored the wild pitch by Calvin Schiraldi. And then I believe it was it was right night. Who scored the winning run a, but that was gained that was not the deciding game. There was another game that the Mets then one that the Red Sox had a chance and they didn't. But Bill Buckner is the the memory tied to to that own. Now, this this. This is this is an interesting one. Let me go to fini- town. Oscar, your before the judge you're going to be granted one do over. What are you gonna use it on on myself as a fan? Tell me why thirty years ago I had a ticket for the red. Laney friday. It looks like they weren't gonna be able to play. And I decided not to go downtown to the game to see heavily get rained out. And what happened that day home? And watch the television. I'm getting ready for bed. I turn on the radio and clearly something odd is only on but they are play. Tom Browning's perfect game. Oh, what a gut punch to not be there for that. I mean. Relation. I could claim that I did see Tom seabirds. No hitter. Yeah. I know hitter. Still better than a perfect game. Yeah. Yeah. That's that's a really good use of a do over. Oscar. Thank you. All right. Thank you have a good weekend. All right. You're in the spirit of this. This is very well done. Let me go. Let me go here. Cell phone, John. You've got to do over. What are you gonna use it on? Yes. Stolen, Jeremy hill. Fumble. I'm gonna go with one that's in a backup brokenhearted. Coming out fallen out at trust may. I think he was probably one of the best. Underrated receivers, you know. Yeah. You know, he's so sad because he had he had started to get his life together. He had distanced himself from from the some of the trouble of his past. He was engaged in. Oh, man. Yeah. Yeah. And. Yeah that oh five the hit on Carson. Yes. Absolutely. There you go John. Thank you. Weekend. Yeah. I had I said such a sense of sadness. When when I think of Chris because he was in studio I'm gonna say three or four months before his passing and his fiancee was with him. And he had asked me this is in and around all the trouble that had happened, and it was going on in his life. And he just he he'd started to get things back together. And he had asked me to come in studio one day and bring his fiancee, and he said never forget this. He said I want to take calls. He said I want to answer every question from any fan that calls who has any criticism of me or is demanding answers of me for my behavior. I want to do that if you'd let me do that. And he this was down the hall during the summer. So it was on afternoons on ESPN fifteen thirty and he came in studio and his lovely fiance was with him. And I'll never forget they they set the whole hour holding hands, and they talked about the wedding plans, and they talked about how difficult it was for him to. To walk away from a lot of the friends. He had grown up with yet. He realized were leading him into trouble were bad influences on him weren't acting in his best interest in separated from them. And then man just a couple of months later. He's he's gone, great sadness one more time out comeback squeeze in. What we can all see too. Sweet. I gotta get to that in RJ and Stephen alexan-, Keith and Germany all ahead sportstalk. It's a Friday off the beaten path topic and honor the saints fans rejected by the judge yesterday. She said there will be no do over. I said, well, that's no fun. What if I gave everybody who called tonight a sports do over that is next sportstalk seven hundred wwl w..
"larry bowa" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"The shoes Jones donated to the hall of fame are from Nike's annual black history month collection, which celebrates black heritage the red black and green stripe on the back of chew represent the pan African flag and movement that encourages solidarity among people of African descent these shoes, salute African American icons, whose bravery and sacrifices opened up -tunities for people of color. So it's all good, of course. But I would need to see a list of all of the different items that have been worn in honor of Jackie Robinson day. Maybe this year. Would there have been a loosening of the restrictions? Could you not wear custom cleats like this before? I don't know exactly where the shoe conversation is in the game. But I know they've had their meetings. Yes, right. Yeah. You read it. It does kind of depend on whether this is one of the better artifacts from Jackie Robinson day or whether they already have fifty of them from previous Jackie. Edmonson days. Anyway, there's no harm in acquiring another one, right? Why wouldn't you want that? And let let me before you advance. I just want to make sure that I I didn't wanna sound down. Joe our right because two thousand that's like a a really good career, especially for at least a catcher half the time. But but it's one thing if it's three thousand hits right because three thousand hits is is still a lot of hits. But when we are talking about two thousand I'm scrolling. I'm scrolling. I'm scrolling. I'm beyond pee wee Reese two thousand one seventy see-saw Cooper. Larry Bowa, Joe Carter, no Carter two thousand one hundred eighty four hits Billy Hamilton. But not that one thousand one hundred sixty four hits I'm still scrolling. There have been two hundred eighty seven players with at least two thousand major league hits. And those are that's good. Bobby Baena had two thousand and ten hits. Jason geom- be had do tendons. Todd zeal, Sean green is up there. Brandon Phillips has more than two thousand Greer's. But do you. Brandin Phillips's cap from his thousandth hit game is in the hall of fame. Why why wouldn't it be Jack glass? Cock two thousand forty one. It's Dixie Walker. I could just Orlando Cabrera two thousand fifty five hits Orlando Cabrera get something in the hall of fame. Well, that is a good point. I mean, I guess it is the last season of Joe Mauer. Hopefully, Joe Mauer himself will be in the hall of fame, or at least a plaque with his likeness. But what you're saying? I think the fact that his counting steps are not particularly impressive. Maybe something that helps keep him out or helps keep him out for a while. Anyway, it was less season. I mean, if I were going for artifacts involving Joe Mauer from twenty teen I would want the glove that he wore for the one pitch that he caught at the end of the season. But maybe that wasn't a grabs. Maybe he wanted the glove. So if you can't get the glove, then shirt take the batting helmet. Ian Kinzler is likely to be the next major leaguer to get his two thousand. He's at one thousand nine hundred forty three now, and he is going to be starting summer for the binders open the season. So he's fifty seven hits away will Ian Kinzler get his bed helmet, more bat or gloves or anything in the hall of fame. I don't know. But he he'll have his own kind of. Well, I should probably double check this before I say anything, but he'll have his own sort of interesting borderline hall of fame case, right? Just in the same way that Joe Mauer is kind of on the fence in Kinser followed that kind of chase utley path of just being quietly really good for a long time. So I don't know look for Ian, Kim, sorta get maybe it's like, I black stickers can go to the hall of fame. How big is the hall of fame? My my understanding is that there is a lot more stuff stored there that is not on display than is actually on display and the displays rotate so presumably this is just an sub basement somewhere. But continuing on I'm trying not to give away..
"larry bowa" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Janki in the sixties and seventies if it's a different game and i don't even know what the hell the unwritten rules are anymore when do you do you call off the dogs went don't you bunt one don't you hit and run you have some teams that are down seven or eight runs and they're stealing teams are getting mad but we're seeing team score seven eight runs at will now it's a different game right now rich and i don't know i listen i'm with you i i had a chance that we do at thirty teams in thirty days i had a day spent with the twin scam i came away just so impressed with not only twins but dosier i think he is a terrific terrific guy and i don't know if he got caught in up in the moment that maybe guy that chance at a no hitter shutout whatever was that was his way of sticking up or maybe maybe quite honestly he didn't have time to really stop and think about like wait a minute we're shifting and we're up by seven runs maybe he didn't into that into the question when he saw that were you know what i mean a microphone was stuck into his case right after game was over and you know maybe he didn't have time to sit back and say hey wow what we're still shifting with the seven run lead so i guess it's all fair it really is a couple more minutes left with dan please sack of mlb network in mlb tonight here on the rich eisen show what are the relievers in philadelphia thinking right now dan with why that you know what i was you know i kind of i had a front row seat to this because i was in clearwater as a week is a guest instructor with the phillies and it's it's a it's a total organization that it's a total city there are some places rich where you buy into these analytics and bolt pending and we're going to we're going to do something different it's really hard to do that in philadelphia because this is the city we're talking like larry bowa charlie manual dallas green if there was ever a bluecollar let's keep the you know you know what i mean like this new wave of baseball it took a long time for it to infiltrate into south philadelphia.