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Mets fire GM after he sent explicit texts to female reporter
"The Mets confirmed the firing of Jared Porter this morning he sent graphic uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in twenty sixteen when he was working in the Chicago cubs front office the accusations against him were reported Monday night by ESPN that's president sandy Alderson says he has spoken with Porter who has acknowledged his quote serious error in judgment the forty one year old Porter was hired by the Mets last month after spending four seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks as senior vice president and assistant general manager I'm Mike Hampton
Yankees Finalizing Deal To Bring Back DJ LeMahieu
"According to jon morosi long time baseball reporter. Mlb network fox. Sports mlb network radio all that stuff. Jon morosi source dj lemay. Hugh is finalizing an agreement with the mets too Return to the new york yankees odd returning good for him. The deal could be completed as soon as today. Wfan brought to you by mercedes. Benz van de
Ex-Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein lands consultant job in MLB
"A former top executive with the Red Sox and Cubs, has been hired by Major League Baseball as a consultant to on field matters as that sport considers rules changes to create more action and quicken the pace. Epstein helped lead the Red Sox to World Series titles and the Cubs to their first World Series crown in 108 years in the
Top 10 Best and Worst Games of 2020
"Assembled our very own top ten list of the best and worst games of 2020. To kick it off. Let's start with the worst the truly terrible of last year at number five. The worst game of last year is bleeding edge. Do you guys even remember this game? It was a pack of sugar without being an actual shooter in a market already overcrowded by other hero Shooters. Yeah instead of guns. You want to given mainly weapons that being swords knives six years now, that's entertainment at number four is Cooking Mama Cooks car and this game is absolutely my favorite of the worst because this adorable animated cooking game not only sucked because it was so tedious and repetitive. It was also a scam. Yeah, the game was an unlicensed product that served as a mining platform for cryptocurrency number three on our naughty list is not Elder Scrolls blades the game that pretended to be Skyrim but wasn't even close the game had lengthy talk scenes and tried forcing you to buy upgrades for gear. That wasn't even valuable in the first place down. That it was so insanely boring. Our number two on the sucky list is Warcraft 3 reforged wizard infuriated their entire gaming base with this one by promising fans graphical updates and cinematics upon launch instead is only got minor texture upgrades and hostile user policies the game became so hated that it received the lowest use on rated score on Metacritic as the great big Norton pointed out. You really slapped us off base with this one blizzard and Now ladies and gentlemen, the worst game of 2020 is Crucible the game was so generic all around and offered nothing new Amazon's new gaming. I thought was so poorly received that Jeff Bezos D list of the game a few days after it's released and put it back into closed Beta And as for the server's well, those were shut down on November 2020 just six months after lunch. Now, let's switch to the Great Stuff guys the games that provided a sheer joy and happiness. And what was a troubling year number five on the good list is The Last of Us Part 2? Now I know what this game was divisive due to its pacing and users playing as the bad guy but there was a ton to celebrate here. The combat was richer environments were more immersive and the stealth sections for even more intense it honestly took me a month to beat the campaign and that's not because I'm a slow player. I just hiding in the grass from each of the guards for about two hours. Our fourth best game of 2020 goes to Half Life Alex. This game was a technical Masterpiece and raised the bar for VR titles capturing detailed environments at 60fps with an incredible story predating Half-Life two before then. I thought we are games were pretty silly. This one opened my eyes and my living room Number three on our list is Ghost of tsushima this amazing Samurai sword-wielding game. Not only had a compelling storyline, but also offered a multiplayer mode where you and your friends can fight together as Samurai. Number two goes to you guessed it Animal Crossing. This game helped us make it through the pandemic as we crafted our islands and invited Burns over 40 special events or whatever you're into some people recreated game shows others held their weddings in graduation ceremonies for me. I just love scuba diving for see stars with the screw the turn of game. It's all about the stars and the number one best game of 2020 goes to cyberpunk. Yeah, the reason for this one and finally came
MLB free agency: Washington Nationals sign ex-Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber to one-year contract
"News, Jesse Authority of The Washington Post Reports and Nats have signed free agent outfielder Kyle Schwarber to a one year deal pending a physical skipper Dave Martinez, a big fan of Schwarber's from their time together with the Chicago Cubs, where the lefty slugger played all six of his big league seasons and actually over his last three full seasons. Schwarber average more than 31 home runs. That's a kind of bat the nationals need in their lineup going into 2021.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
"Lasorda had been with the Dodgers for seventy one years he often said I believe Dodger blue he led the team to two World Series titles speaking in nineteen ninety seven Tommy lasorda said he realizes baseball is a team sport I never got a base hit for the ball club I never struck anybody out but I had the greatest guys in the world plan for me among the shortest career highlights a dramatic home run by Kurt Gibson that help the Dodgers beat Oakland in the nineteen eighty eight World Series shot heard around the world it was a shot that really paralyzed eighteen they never recovered from it the sort I later became an ambassador to the game he loved the Dodgers say Tommy lasorda died of a heart attack I'm at Donahue
Francisco Lindor: New Hope For Mets Fans?
"For a big splash. A big domino to tip over and the mlb off season and we got one yesterday. The new york. Mets acquired francisco lindores and carlos carrasco from the cleveland indians for two shortstops in two minor leaguers and enormous transaction. How surprised are you that this happened not surprised at all. Buster olney is the host of the baseball tonight partly cast and he has been covering baseball for more than three decades. Look the last few years there had been so much industry speculation about when would the indians trade lynn door. In fact a couple of years ago. Paul dolan their owner told that the fan base look. Enjoy while you can. Because it was an assumption he was going to be traded. I think if not for the pandemic he would have been traded in the middle of last summer so the indians move in now and the fact that the mets were the buyers. That's not surprising either. Because i think mets fans have been waiting for Steve owns team to to make a big move and he certainly did that. And getting the best shortstop in baseball. Yeah i want to ask you about the cleveland side of the equation in a little bit. But i i wanna dive into the buyer that you mentioned because steve cohn buster. The mets new owner hedge fund billionaire self identifying proudly so diehard mets fan from long island. He's been on twitter. I'll off season making very loud noises about this being a new different kind of organization. You know we want to be excellent in all areas of this game That's going to require resources. And i'm fully committed to making that happen. He is so monumentally. Wealthy i mean he was one of the few people who didn't lose money in this pandemic shortened twenty twenty season. So what does this tell you about the promise of his regime yeah. He's the richest owner in baseball. Now and i. I wrote a piece Free espn dot com. That for mets fans who have suffered through their. Ptsd of the wilpon. Yes this is that the finally they get their reward were they have an owner. Who's willing to go toe to toe with the yankees owner. Who bills a team. That has continued success. I don't just want to get into the playoffs. I want to win a championship. You know through the years. Since i've been working in the new york market the assumption whenever a really big name came up. Was that the yankees. Probably elbow the mets out of the way and they would get the players in the in. The mets would operate like an upper middle class team rather than a big market team and this deal signals a change in that. But what i do believe. Is this a major markelle tune during the should have a budget to measure with the yankees coulda used shortstop. There are other big market teams. That could use a shortstop. And the mets get the best shortstop so because you are a veteran of the new york market i need to know how is indoor going to help reshape. Just the identity of the team itself because i mean nolan reported future about him. We'll get to that a bit as well but just how good is he. What's potential here well. He's the perfect player for the mets right. Now he's an elite defensive shortstop smash back can't buy off-balance throw in recent years jacob. Degrom has been great. Despite the fact that mets have been really poor on defense. It's shorts especially they need more lineup. Ballots lindores a switch hitter. They could use more power drill door with law. Law door hits for power. They could use speed lindores does that. He looked like the road runner as he took off from first base and he absolutely has the personality to be the face of a franchise in new york. You talking about someone who loves to play is nicknamed mr. smile. Hangmen fans absolutely will gravitate toward him. Yeah
Mega deal: Indians trade star Lindor, Carrasco to Mets
"The Mets have landed shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland the next part with infielders Andres Jimenez said Ahmed Rosario right hander Josh Wolff an outfielder idea green a two time gold glove winner Lindores a career to eighty five hitter and his average twenty nine homers eighty six RBIs in twenty one steals the six major league seasons Carrasco was one of the game's best comeback stories overcoming leukemia to re emerge as one of the A. L. steady starters Rosario was the Mets mainstay the last two seasons and Jimenez should majorly ability following his recall last year I'm Dave Ferrie
Red Sox hire first Black woman to be pro baseball coach
"Make history CBS is Matt Piper tells us why the Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith, the first black woman to coach in professional baseball history. The 29 year old would be a minor league coach in Fort Myers, Florida. Smith played softball at Dartmouth College in previously worked in athletic departments at Case Western Reserve University and Carroll University. In November. The Miami Marlins named Kim in general manager making her MLB's first female G M. That Piper
Padres acquire RHP Yu Darvish in blockbuster trade with Cubs
"The San Diego Padres added another ace of their rotation completing their second trade in as many days acquiring right hander Yu Darvish from the Chicago Cubs after acquiring Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay rays earlier in the day the potters added the NL cy young runner up along with his catcher Victor Caratini and cash considerations for pitchers Zach Davies and for young minor leaguers Darvish was eaten three with a two point one zero ERA this past season for Chicago Davies went seven and four with a two point seven three ER ray in his one season with the Padres Philip gone San Diego
How MLB's Decision To Eliminate Dozens Of Minor League Teams Is Affecting Communities
"With with dozens dozens of of minor minor league league teams. teams. Those Those communities communities were were stunned stunned in in cities cities big big and and small. small. These These teams teams are are as as much much a a cultural cultural identity identity as as they they are are a a fun fun and and inexpensive inexpensive family family outing. outing. Dave Dave Mystics Mystics of of West West Virginia Virginia Public Public Broadcasting Broadcasting takes takes a a look look at at one one team team left stranded by the MLB reorganization. On most summer nights, Rod Blackstone can be found behind home plate at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia, riling up the crowd and tossing pieces of toast into the stands after the opposing team's batter, strike out. Since the early nineties. He's been coming to games and is known simply as the toast Man. Now, Charleston's team may be toast. MLB through the West Virginia power a curveball when it announced it was not one of the teams that would be part of the 120 team Minor league lineup next season. Three other squads from West Virginia were also thrown out. Of the 42 teams that will lose M O B affiliation 18 or in the Appalachian region. Blackstone a. K a. The toast man used to work in politics but now works for the power. He says the contraction is a disservice to communities like Charleston, which is hosted a minor league team for most seasons dating back to 1910. It's harder to swallow. And when you look at how there is now a large, gaping hole In this region of the country. That has been expelled from the major league minor league system. When Major League Baseball announced the reorganization, officials said one of the aims was to cut down on travel times between games and also ensure the facilities are up to date. Elster still hasn't sunk in for many people. Charleston's mayor Amy Goodwin, says catching games Appalachian Power Park has always been a go to for families. My kids grew up in that stadium. My kids know that that is something fun for them to Diogo. What? Whether you're a baseball fan or player or not, Goodwin says. The community has long rallied around the team in the ballpark, and vice versa. Not only the trolls have along Andre, really robust history of baseball, But this stadium and this place Great so much happiness. Local officials are still sorting out with the economic fallout will be Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Tim Brady says it's not just those who worked at the stadium who will be affected. It's the hotels were team stay and the restaurants and bars frequented by fans in the surrounding area. So one small change to a local economy like this, which is really a living organism effects. Much. Broader than just right there within the stadium, the team commission the Visitors bureau to conduct an economic impact study a year ago, it found the power brings in more than $3 million each year in Charleston, The ballpark wasn't built in a suburb or often, interstate. Ready, says it was designed to rejuvenate part of downtown. But in Charleston, a concerted effort was made to build the ballpark in the warehouse district to help spur development over there, and you've seen that you've seen bars and restaurants. And high rise apartment buildings spring up around the ballpark. While the owners of the West Virginia Power promised baseball will be back next season. It's unknown. What league will be a part of It's almost guaranteed, though not to be the attraction that has been at least not without a major league affiliate for NPR news. I'm Dave message.
Dwane Haskins busted for maskless strip club visit
"Let's get into our NFL news. And with that said the breaking news strip clubs and then getting cut from a team Amy. Who are we talking about Duane Haskins folks and not release that rookie season did not last very long at all boy. Did it not ever? Okay. You'll back the curtain. Let's talk about the strip club first before we go into the cutting. Here's the problem. He's now added to the list of players that can't stay away from the strip club. Apparently, he went to a strip club on a Sunday which is breaking up over data calls and is not breaking by Mortals. Are you supposed to not go to a strip club on a Sunday? That's what God Said, right? I mean, it's part of the Ten Commandments. Maybe I don't know they'll shalt not consume alcohol and before noon and attempt to strip club on a Sunday. I don't know that should be the men Commandments. Hey guys dead. Yeah, so, you know Adam to the strip club list, so they benched him on Sunday. And then apparently they just released his ass like just for the podcast right now. So look at us we're breaking news right here past and I mean not only did he get cut but then they are fighting him $40,000 for breaking protocols and going to the strip club without a mask. So you without a job and you gotta find yeah, that sucks. Terrible a $40,000 a day a lot of money. It is a lot of money and I mean, I'm sure he spent quite a bit at the strip club because that's what guys do right and women sometimes so I'm not trying to be sexist. But wow Amy you're so you know what? Yeah and me I know well, I mean life and most people but that's how many Flex I give exactly not any that's why we love Amy. Okay, so to just rule out everybody all the other Duane's this is not Dwayne Johnson dead. This is not Dwayne Harris. This is Dwayne Haskins house kids get out. If you didn't know he was he was the quarter. One of the quarterbacks has one of the quarterbacks for the Washington football
'Master of the knuckleball' Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Phil Niekro dies at 81
"Now out of Atlanta Atlanta Braves, The Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro, great knuckleballer, who won over 300 games and baffled hitters for more than two decades, has died at the age of 81. 81. Many Many of of those those victories victories come come against against both both the the Angels Angels and and the the Dodgers. Dodgers. He He played played in in both both leagues leagues and and had had a a long long career career courses. courses. Brother Brother Joe Joe also also pitched pitched in in the the major major leagues leagues as well again. Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro. Dead at the age of 81.
Pirates trade slugger Josh Bell to Nationals
"The nationals are hoping Josh bell could regain its potent batting stroke the nets have acquired the first baseman from the pirates for two pitching prospects the twenty eight year old bell was an all star in two thousand nineteen following a torrid first half in which he hit three oh two with twenty seven home runs and eighty four RBIs before the break but that form has been elusive ever since bill hit two thirty three with ten home runs during an injury shortened second half of two thousand nineteen and hit just eight home runs while batting a career low two thirty three in fifty seven games for the box and twenty twenty I'm Dave Ferrie
Families of Negro Leaguers rejoice in MLB's decision to recognize league
"On wednesday. Mlb announced that it was quote unquote elevating negro leaguers. Two major league status within its official historical record which helps explain why google searches for the name. Josh gibson suddenly started spiking. Baseball says it's figuring out how to include negro leagues statistics into its canon of sacred numbers. And there is no resume quite as legendary or as mythical as that of the late josh gibson. The catcher that satchel page once unambiguously deemed the greatest hitter. Who ever lived. So i called up shawn gibson. Josh's great grandson and the executive director of the josh gibson foundation to understand what mlb's decision to elevate his great grandfather means to him. Well first of all. I don't like the word elevating. I think it should be more of a merger because niggly baseball player or major league players as well. So that's first and foremost this. And i want to bid tuesday night as josh gibson's greg grants and i woke up as josh jacobs. His grandson asher to cerebral calls questions about this happened. Literally when people say happen literally overnight it literally happened overnight and to wake up and see that in lobby made the announcement and josh gibson. Now what we consider not just one greatest league baseball players he. He'll be considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time and so for us in our family. It's a great honor. Ona understand josh. What you heard growing up from family from friends about how your great grandfather considered his own career compared to those who had the opportunity who were afforded that opportunity to play in the majors for jars. You know and the other great negro baseball players you know. They knew they were great players. They didn't even know by to tell him that it was just a decision At that time it was in that era. that kennesaw mountain land is denied the opportunity to play in the majors but did not stop him. They barnstorm against a lot of white baseball players. And you know as well as we know. I know is that a lotta times. They beat the white ball players in. So that's something right there. And so when i totally stories just in our family. There's we call josh gibson big josh. 'cause josh gibson junior of course is the sense that you can't say jockey get confused. I wanted to ask you about one of big joshes more famous nicknames. He was called very famously. The black babe. When you hear that sean about your great grandfather how does that make you feel you know. Let's say this bridge. Stevens bakers great grandson. He's one of my good friends. We go back and forth back and forth on this all the time. I didn't know that okay. Tell me about your relationship with him. And what you guys talk about on this regard. That's great so burn. Stevens is bait roof. Great grandson and so we always talked about. You know josh gibson's compared to my grandfather. And i'm like well that's what you but if you ask me about. Bay roof is a white josh gibson. So we go back and forth. Is we always say our people always say Yankee stadium was called the house. Ruth bill in ice t's brent are okay but who hit the furthest home running stadio i give them on that one. Well i mean. I want to even push that. Story further sean. Because i grew up going yankee stadium. He's the only human being to ever hit a fair ball out of the park out of the house. That babe ruth ledley built. I don't want to rub it in his face to. I don't go that far. I just say the furthest rebel. We all know he headed out. The ballpark. we know is over near babe. Ruth kane close no all seriously. I've heard several stories two different stories. I heard it. It's out of the ballpark. Been a heard from some players that hit like the top tier of moammar. So you wrote a piece of the undefeated in august about your grandfather's name being on the mvp trophy. And that may have been unthinkable at one point but now it does feel like there could be momentum towards that. Why is this important to you and your family. Then the peak kinda fell on our lap on. This happened to read an article about terry pendleton barry. Larkin and mike schmidt. Making a case to remove kennesaw Mountains landers name off the mvp award and it gets to okay. Well here at a names that they're considering replacing the name with in his frank robinson branch rickey and go shoot josh gifts literally again on the phone with my board directors. I said listen. We just found herself in a race. Let's see how we can win it so for us. I'm hoping that the vwa taking consideration of this and really think twice when they make a decision to rename this after josh gibson but this mvp war if this may not. The jaw is just about josh gibson. This will carry on the legacy of all the other great players as well. Who were denied the opportunity. So josh gibson is carrying several thousand players on his shoulders but his vp award the page. Family the buck leonard. Cool up a bail family. Turkey stars fan oscar charleston. Family all great players will all celebrate. It'll be named after josh. But every time i speak about this i'll make sure represent all the family members who were denied the opportunity
"Hot Stove Cubs Talk with Ryan Dempster" - Episode 037 - burst 02
"Question here. Give me your dream guest baseball. Wise and the non sportswise I think non sportswise. Wow i talked to somebody. I think it was a talk between Will farrell down. I would love to have him. George w bush. Ooh love that Extra extra owner of baseball team. Obviously everybody knows him as the president but You know. I had a chance to meet him before. He's he's so much fun to talk to talk baseball with him and he didn't use them what baseball was like. And what it's like now and so maybe we'll get there at some point. Baseballwise man ricky henderson How many times. He refers to himself as ricky while. I saw you talk to jonathan exactly. That's what i was gonna say. You think that he would catch onto it and would appreciate the humor that maybe maybe at this point when he when he was the i remember my best friend growing up with the anderson family john norris ricky henderson so i was a young guy. He was Coming off feel. We were planning meth. And i just. I wanted to ask for an autograph and so i just went over and i you can ask you question. His what's up. And i said can you. Can you sound a ball for me please. And nieces man. Ricky don't sign and i said i for a birthday present for my best friend. You can personally to adam happy birthday. And he looked at me kind of respect he shakes his head he goes fine but ricochet signing the sweet spot. Oh my gosh. I loved it and he signed the ball my best friend day.
"Hot Stove Cubs Talk with Ryan Dempster" - Episode 037 - burst 02
"I think non sportswise. Wow i talked to somebody. I think it was a talk between Will farrell down. I would love to have him. George w bush. Ooh love that Extra extra owner of baseball team. Obviously everybody knows him as the president but You know. I had a chance to meet him before. He's he's so much fun to talk to talk baseball with him and he didn't use them what baseball was like. And what it's like now and so maybe we'll get there at some point. Baseballwise man ricky henderson How many times. He refers to himself as ricky while. I saw you talk to jonathan exactly. That's what i was gonna say. You think that he would catch onto it and would appreciate the humor that maybe maybe at this point when he when he was the i remember my best friend growing up with the anderson family john norris ricky henderson so i was a young guy. He was Coming off feel. We were planning meth. And i just. I wanted to ask for an autograph and so i just went over and i you can ask you question. His what's up. And i said can you. Can you sound a ball for me please. And nieces man. Ricky don't sign
Midnight Moment - The NFL - burst 1
"Patriots Pau Spartan here from the Midnight Patriots. So, one of the. Feel about anchored now. When we started this insanity, we always tell people. The reason we do this is because insomnia sucks almost as bad as tyranny. We would have these conversations between ourselves the group chats. Throws and things like that. We thought, hey man, you know we should just record a podcast, but the more we looked the more expensive became. Get Cross anger. Anger gives you all the tools you need to do this to make your voice heard and get your voice out there. You have an opinion you gotta use anchor everything from recording to editing to distribution that you'd be all the tools that you need. To allow you to record your podcast right for your phone or your computer. Anchor covers distribution by getting on Apple. spotify and many many others. I mean how you can make money right from your own podcast with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need in one spot in one place simple at effect. So get yourself anchor make voice her. Midnight Patriot, nation welcome to NFL. Mid Nitrates it is you boy spartan here with the the ever ever pot and flaming premix A good to have you as D to ultra. Sports nerds. In specifically football cards. On the end on the. Patriot staff. Phoenix tonight decided that we were actually GonNa do kind of a deep dive into what is pissing us off most about NFL and. Most pro sports in general to be quite honest. But we're GONNA focus on the NFL in this particular case because. Both Phoenix, myself have. A long history of both fandom and and. Playing Sports, we have a unique appreciation of what it takes. More it doesn't and how it is devolved into the into this shit show that it is. Just, we're just GONNA go from there. So Phoenix you had you had some thoughts that you wanted to start with go ahead. Well specifically. I I have a major gripe with the NFL in general. Being more politicized. And the. Let's End Racism. Okay, I get my left. Black lives matter. No sorry. They do and I agree with the message just not the manor which is being delivered. We've said that before on the organization go ahead. Exactly. All of a sudden you know we have a organization. That's Through much. Yup You can't do this. You know we have this. AFOREMENTIONED SCAMMED EMMA GOING ON. You can't do this. You can't do this. Well Yeah you can't. Okay. And then we have the social unrest of the nation being thrown into. A sporting. Venues. that. For All intents purposes let's call it. What is it's an escape. It allows us the viewer. Fan. That three four hours. Sunday evening Monday night whatever that. It gives us that escape from eager live love get up go to work and deal with people you come home you deal with cranky wife and kids don't listen dog that Shit's in your shoes. You've taken that away. And now have made it. Well we got to get on board with this. Well, we're relevant to. We're a large. Organization we goner? A multitude of platforms. That we have viewership. There any given? Day that we have competition So now we're going to. Paint messages in the end. We're going to have. Athletes will we're going to kneel to show solidarity. I got a huge problem with that and for our listeners I'm sure you have your own platforms as well. The American flag comes I stand for Gore country you back your country everything else second berry period. That's my thought on that. That's the way it is. Unfortunately when. The NFL NBA MLB hockey underwater basket weaving has become politicized in what we have to show solidarity with this. I have a question. Are you showing solidarity four? Message. Or are you As the NFL did let's put. The name of a known fell one on a helmet. Let's. Let's praise this guy because shot back when a an. Amplifier point in accused rapists. Is someone with a warning active warrants? For Rape Yes. So here in my eternal gripe with this, that will probably go down in flames just like the rest of them. Why are we? In fact. Standing behind. Someone. WHO BREAKS THE LAW? WHO does walk. Yes. They didn't listen. They got shot in the back whatever. House we say. Extenuating circumstances came to be that this ended up how that was. We have to stand behind this person as a form of. Instead of. Waiting, for all the facts that come out be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. And then move forward from there. Well. That's the real question. Isn't it is is you know? All we've seen is what has been allowed to be released. Okay I mean look I think in his thing I agree with everything you just said save one thing. Okay. I don't think demand deserve to be shot seven times point blank in the back now. Having said that. He has an active warrant for his arrest, what he should not have done to prevent that whole situation was to surrender. Get handcuffed and be taken into to engage whatever process there is. Okay, you don't fight cops in the street if you do. You mess with the bull, you get the horns. Okay. He's admitted he was armed. He's admitted he was going for a different arm- armament. Okay. And what do we expect the COPS to die? I don't think so you know I'm. In the eyes of them, that's probably what they're saying. Well. Preserved by life fuck yours. Well exactly. The COP Exactly and and my my attitude would be y is either one wrong as far as you know, one one has a duty to behave professionally the other has a duty to follow the law. Or face the consequences you know it would have saved him from getting shot in the back if he had stopped if he turned around if he'd Toronto. Surrendered Okay Understand that I understand the Warren has has since been vacated, but that's beside the point. When a COP's his I warrant for your arrest I mean you're supposed to do is say what am I being arrested for? Okay I'll go peacefully ears might whereas my lawyer yeah. Instead, of no fuck you fight you tooth and nail, and if get away up the war still there, but you don't have me. Right. Exactly. Exactly and you know I got I got I got a I. got a interject because you know. My personal opinion is if you probably agree Is this. Cancer of case. started. It may have it may have had other sources. Okay. But its primary. Protagonist, in growth factor was Colin. Kaepernick a few years ago and I don't say that in a flattering manner. Okay. I've said it before the my opinion that Colin Kaepernick is the biggest fraud on the planet as pertains to the NFL. At least Ryan leaves when he signed what Leash Langley, when he signed, he knew he was shit approved the wish she had any faded off politely into the sunset because he saw a gay. young just tell the story as I. Recall it and you you you feel free to chime in when you. When when you when you if I'm off base okay. A lot of people don't remember this but you and I as King's football and many things in life have a have a memory quite a bit longer than than your average goldfish. Okay? I remember watching the first incidents of Cabernet court on code kneeling and he wasn't fucking Neil. He had just had an argument with his with with the head coach and I don't think it was Kelly. It may have been horrible. But he had the yard, the head, the argument with Joe it was horrible wasn't horrible yet. So out of you probably saw the clip to you can't find it now because it's Youtube everywhere else. He had he had A. Verbal altercation with Harbhajan and I can only assume in what we were told. You know later was that harbaugh. told him. No you're not starting a colon Cabernet got very unprofessional and like the diva quarterback that he is. Turn Turnhill stomped over to the bench slammed his helmet down in plop disaster down on the bench now by sheer and toll coincidence. Anthem had just started. The anthem it just started when that HAP-. ACI. I know you remember this is I think you and I talked about this at the time that it happened because we were mocking him because when I weren't weren't quarterbacks when we played the game and we know what divas they are even princesses, they are this. If you remember and I know you do espn headlines a couple of days. Later words were that Colin Kaepernick was going to be fine. Substantially for multiple instances of unprofessional conduct conduct deleterious to the team. Leading up to the altercation with harbaugh that happened where he plops his ass on the bench you remember that ideas that. Dakhla and it was it was post practice I. Believe I want a That later that week that a reporter asked him. About the state of the fines and Based on his lip based on. Let's just call it what it was temper Tantrum. Okay. And that's when Cabernet sold all this bullshit about he was doing it in protest etcetera etcetera and he played the race card, which we all know the press eats up hook line and sinker and never ever questioned. Ever On. Me It came across and partner Jackie No, you're good. The the instance of which we are discussing out my first thought on that was yes it's a temper tantrum and I'm about to be busted for having a temper tantrum. So allow me to make up some juicy. To Garner more attention to the fact that. This is happening to be Gimme Gimme. GimMe and I lost my starting spot. Well, that's the that's the point I'm making. He played the race card to avoid fight. For on professional conduct and he was he was outright given a past. I don't think he ever actually even actually got find something that was overlooked too is that is that nick is not a person of color is really not us he is a multi-racial okay and part of that find that he was going to get for unprofessional conduct was calling somebody else on the field the N. Word back can't say here because quite frankly it's feds even and number two I don't WanNa get show you monetize but that said that was part of that that was part of the fine to be levied. The fine was vacated. Okay. Because he was successful, you successfully played the race card and got out. Okay and this whole shift started this snowball at that point. as we as we all know you know he was he was basically the the the face man for chip. Kelly's offense that you know while short term short term effective was absolutely not sustainable. Okay. We all know that. And you combine that with the fact that the guy had. Just over just under a shooting just over sixty percent for completion rate. Even in that offense at his best day, he was a mediocre quarterback surrounded by a bunch of very talented people. Okay. So now it has become the fact that you know this whole narrative has has escalated by people that that know nothing about the actual game because. Football is simple. It's not easy, but it's simple. Is. The ultimate meritocracy. Okay talent hard work equals success. Okay there's a lot of guys. We can probably point him out on the field you and I. There's a lot of guys that that. That just simply outworked their competition to get where they are I'll give you. I'll give you one prime example and right now they call him the goat Tom. De. Tom. Brady was drafted was I can remember he was drafted. He was I. Don't think he was Mr irrelevant. But he was real close. He was the very bottom. Yes. Six he was very close to the very end of end of the draft in and he is he outworked is is competition. Now granted drew bledsoe. If people can remember back set for was not a very good quarterback anyways. He was only borderline better than Ryan Leaf and he went down Tom Brady took over in the rest as they say district but. No? One ever questioned, Tom? Brady's work ethic in those dynasty years in in in New England. Okay. Because he outworked he, he worked his ass off. Yes he was talented. Yes. He's physically gifted but that plus hardwork dedication to his craft turned into in the in the the hardware for the hand so to speak. and. anyways back to my point about Cabernet. All, these people talking about how Catherine doesn't have a job because he's bad for business or half rights, they're only half rice. Now I posted this to the page I know you read you probably it is I. Think I read this week we went to this is from ESPN DOT COM itself. Okay. ESPN DOT. com. The actual date this was published as March twentieth two, thousand seventeen. By their staff writer Kevin Seaford. and. I am just going to read it. I'm. GonNa. I'M GONNA. Try to read the whole thing. I'm trying Doug only try to read the parts that are relevant. But those those listening. If you go to our face, a bitch facebook dot com slash midnight patriots. You'll be able to find this article and we shared it the title of it is calling Kabir Knicks based problem performance. Politics. Day It starts off real simple. So Don't over think why Colin Kaepernick is still a free age simply put years have passed since he was ineffective quarterback he's twenty nine years old has succeeded in an unsustainable scheme as part of a well populated group of former starters who also remain available at as this week began now getting that was march twenty, twenty, seventeen. So they were in free agents. Okay. Let's. Let's move on here. It's blamed Colin Kaepernick's unemployment on his protest is to misread the way NFL teams make personnel decisions. that. I don't think there's any more true statement on Earth. Do you I? MEAN THAT'S Yeah. So it goes on protests where does say at any type of business that if you have lackluster performance, did you are guaranteed two hundred million dollar job? Number One and two I was GONNA say there have been divas troublemakers in the NFL before? Okay and Kim's and? Lewis Terrell on. You know. List goes on and on. And let's not forget the NFL is the lead cut an outright banned ray rice running back from the Ravens for domestic violence. Okay. Before he was convicted. Suspended A. Peterson for disciplining his child. Yeah for banking hit saw. Yeah. Okay for spanking his own child. Okay. So now they put criminals names on their helmet. so by but I digress I digress let's get back to the article. Just to just to go just to go. Teams are swayed I by players potential or lack thereof to help them win protest or not kapernick would be under contract. Now, if he had demonstrable if he had played demonstrably better in recent years. Let's look closer at where capper nick is as a quarterback and why that has left him sitting in a group that also includes fellow free agents, Jay Cutler Josh mccown Ryan Fitzpatrick and Robert Griffin the third. Again keep in mind. This is from shelvin teachings of this is three years ago. Okay. But. It goes on to some of the reason I liked this 'cause this is based on facts not just you know a bunch of race baiting bullshit. Kapernick grid NFL success came as part of the San Francisco Forty niners read Options Skiing Twenty, twelve to twenty four. In those three years, he rushed for Fifteen, hundred, seventy, eight yards which okay. I will give credit that impressive gudgeon impressive number. For. More than any other quarterback with the exception of Rush Russell Wilson Cam Newton so let's just call it what it is. He was third rushing quarterback against. It breath. Okay. I will not fall the net. His. Success. He threw more than twice as many touchdown passes interceptions helped him compile eighth best time quarterback rating in the NFL seventy point to over that period. But even then capper nick was one of the lease most. Least Accurate quarterbacks is sixty point one completion percentage ranked twenty third in the NFL and has percentage of off target throws judged on video by espn stats and information ranked eighteen. So. Based on just the stats alone he was a middle of the pack quarterback middle of the pack. Does that mean that he's better than half the other guys absolutely does that mean that that you know the drama he brings? Outweighs his skills is still setting the money in the monetary investment probably. Okay I agree or disagree just on that statement there. I would agree that yeah, he's a middle of the road quarterback. He had some skill. At. That position. That offense. You're right. Would it work somewhere else probably not but that's Changing teams, you learned their offensive scheme you learn what they do best blend yourself into that and you become part of the team not a one man show. that. I, mean you'd have to agree that most had coaches that have half a brain would go sixty, four, sixty point one completion percentage. even if you're even if you're going to do A. A bootleg offense even if you're going to do a boot offense. Play I can. Still going to have to be better than sixty point one. Periods I mean just entered discussion. Quarter, you're talking college level quarterback. Even if you're on a naked, do either one side, you're still depending on receivers tied ends backs to be open at some point that you can actually say, Hey, he's opened easel bewitched of the two weevils need a cheese her who exactly exactly union able to identify and hit those targets or at least give your guys in a position to succeed you know. I'd like to. Bring to Light I. Not Very long after capital started his quest masqueraded by some of justice whatever you WANNA call it only because he got in my mind and correct me if I'm wrong, he got busted out period. That's just the way it is you through Tantrum he got his ass busted will now I gotta cover with this to cover that with this, and then all of a sudden we have one big lie that snowball into the entire solstice thing that's going on currently. You're. Going to look they had to go. He ended up in Washington. In front of US rest. Explaining his side of everything that goes on great. Denver Broncos of whom I am a fan. I it. Does not get into that because. Pirate about that right. That's ultimate digression. Go ahead, John. elway. It had in fact offer Catholic before your contract. said. Hey. COMPLA-. Can come down because it wasn't enough money. Wait a minute. Let's look at your stats a sixty sixty point something or other completion percentage. Yes. You had fifteen hundred yards rushing, which as we've discussed is pretty phenomenal quarterback save. Russell. Cam. Newton. Maybe rg three hundred healthy. That's stretching it buttle throw it in there. Anyway. I. Really. Wanted to see if capital could be plugged into that offense and sell. Well, that's the that's the real trick. Isn't it? I mean? End and let's be clear. He turned it down because the salary was too low, not the money. Or maybe remember correctly, he turned it down because John elway wanted to load the one at the loaded up with incentives and say, okay, you exceed this mark you get ex you this you get what we go to the playoffs and when you get Z. Experience Cetera so wasn't of excellent. Yeah. But exactly to perform at your very best as cut your in the NFL, they don't take ship nothing while the that's when the NFL stands for not for lofts. That and let's be honest. It was not only. Did he had he had to meet performance criteria he had to me behavior criteria, EXAC? elway and the broncos weren't going to stand for this s J. W. S. J. W. Crap. That he's pulling. So let's go back to the article real quick. It'll it'll. It'll really start driving the point home. Okay. So I believe he started kneeling rating was two fifteen. So. Article Goes On. The issues that we were just talking about the increasing. Or decreasing completion percentage decreasing accuracy except sets. Those issues intensified in Twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen amid forty nine ers. Coaching turmoil in talent drain since the start of the twenty fifth season Kapernick ranks get this. Last in the NFL thirty five all five passers in off target percentage is off target twenty, two point six percent of the time which when she is the least accurate quarterback in the. League. As of the twenty. Fifteen. It goes on. Is Complete. Complete is completion percentage ranks number thirty, two at fifty, nine point one. He was still one of the NFL's most productive Shink quarterbacks, ranking number four total yardage over all those years but it didn't mitigate his passing deterioration and this is in my mind. This is the absolute most important line in the yard or ear and an adult. There is no more important attribute for quarterback accuracy especially for a free agent who is shopping himself teams with various schemes. In, the long term a quarterbacks running ability is considered a complimentary skill and one that is story. Fade with age or because of injuries, scrambling ability and arms drank are secondary to whether you can hit the target. That analysis backed up by numbers essentially wreck stay shit out of this current narrative will Cohen Governor never draw. Back. Dinners. Any beds no sorry. Have a fucking job because he sucks. Sex At what he does also, there's a theory going around the going around that it was right about twenty, nine, hundred he met his I don't know if she's still has girlfriend whatever evidently these ideas about radical justice one I'd ever definitely his girlfriend is, is some sort of radical s j w as well, and he was too stupid to either a lever to the side or be not listen door and just agree to disagree on stuff but then again. Go ahead exactly what it is. Power Pussy with exactly exactly and you quite frankly I can't fault them for that because you know that's ninety percent of marriages happen. We'll just we'll just leave at this point. Is that right there? That's You were saying regarding his ability to suck. But it started then I mean he the guy the guy got lazy. He got loud. Through the race card to cover his shit then he couldn't back up his mouth with performance. You know do you your ears? Rocco's fat okay. Let's talk about just a second. Let's talk about Shannon Sharpe just for ten seconds or for a few seconds. Okay. Shannon Sharpe. Is An arrogant prick agree or disagree now When I hang on, hang on that said. Shannon Sharpe liked to run his mouth about a lot of stuff at a lot of different times also true. Yes. Yes. Shannon Sharpe never failed toback his mouth up with his physical actions on field. Also. True. Unless I'm Clinton mistake, it have you seen the. I know he's A. He's a beast. His and by that, I, mean his physique and his skill level we're just unprecedented but you know I do I think running your mouth there's unprofessional Mind that you buy then back it up on the field nut so much. I mean. Go ahead. If I if I remember correctly now, remember this because there is significant events happened in my life sixteen nineteen. broncos are in the midst of the run to Super Bowl thirty two. Tonight game. In Kansas City in Kansas. City. I can remember. Watching a few days later because of recovering from surgery on. Shannon. Sharpe was literally being drug halfway across the field for most of the game by his helmet because he was talking some serious Shit Oh. Yeah. I. Remember Correctly Dr Thomas. If. If I get an incorrect Thomas Yeah. So. So pissed off the guy, he knocking, Kane insane composure in his professionalism in the game. You got what? I think. Say He lit it up. He was like Yeah. That's ten to twelve for. The Gargantuan One, twenty, one, twenty, six, and what two touchdowns. Yeah he was a month. So. All of a sudden sanders our. Love the Guy I've actually met him. Helvin individual. Love Tall. But he can copious amounts of Shit Oh. Yeah. Oh yeah that that man can back his mouth up. Oh Yeah. We have an and. He. End Let's let's break that down from an NFL perspective. So I'm a personnel manager. Okay and I have Shannon Sharpe as a free agent. His name comes across the wire I go holy Fuck Ball sharps available, and I already know that a he's allowed mouth be he likes to talk shit and sees extremely opinionated man but D-. The Guy Backs should have on the field I picked up the phone. I pick up the phone and say Hello Mr Shannon. Trump's lawyer her agent. This is me at the I would like to pay your your plant, a lot of money obscene amount of money to come help us when football game sets. Ended up with the. Exactly for whatever he was with the Ravens what three years. Say but he wanted them for four super bowl with their to. The argument that Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a job because Hashtag grace is complete an utter bullshit. Bullshit and the the fact that Roger Goodell has bought into this Shit Hook Line and sinker is even worse. Okay. You would think that that to be the commissioner of of a National League or National Professional Sports League that race in what eight to ten billion dollars. A year in gross revenue. You have. You'd have to have an IQ above your shoe size. Goodell even that these people that that they're they're professing to support. Social Justice. Wise. He realized that the vast majority of them do not watch the Games couldn't tell you five players in the league and doesn't even know couldn't name five teams lot I mean. She probably I mean. Look at some of the fan base. Did Not tell you the difference three, four, three defense. Yeah don't try to get him to describe the Tampa to. Exactly or various offensive formation. You're the simultaneous simultaneous possession roll which you and I can quote by heart understand completely. Exactly. Our guys we've got another segment coming up right after this brief break. Stay tuned. Midnight Patriot nations spartan with a shameless plug for our new gear shop shop. Dot. MIDNIGHT PATRIOTS DOT COM. T shirts, hats, hoodies, mugs, phone cases, and just about everything else in between we got you covered whether you're looking to embrace your insomnia, show your patriotism or make a liberals headaches blowed. Really, Shop Dot Midnight Patriots, Dot Com, and now back to the show. You know that's that said. I made a prediction in in midnight moment the last night moment and I want to run around wanted to run that by. Not. Only understand that the business portion of the of the game, but also the game itself. So this is going to the business portion now. One. Of the things that you and I both know is that owners very rarely. SAY WHAT THEY THINK Or say or reveal their plans in advance. Okay. I've noticed that the owners have remained. Suspiciously quiet. About the social justice campaign that's currently going on I do disagree with that. I mean like I said, I think Jerry Jones is really the only one that's actually made any sort of statement and it wasn't a very long. I ever Jones ever quiet. What that's that's my point. And say instead of instead of. Me thinks he protests too much. Me think she says nothing for more sinister Okay so I wanted to run this by this is my theory. Okay. Now we've confirmed the the the Monday night compal atrocity from last night. US. Or Susani from two nights ago that. We've confirmed that the viewership was down approximately twenty nine percent. Across the board in that double header. So if we take the two games Monday and the overall ratings of of being down for Sunday you're talking an average of of a twenty percent downer. It's one fifth of the audience of the television audience told the NFL the PISS off. Okay. Considering the the significant financial investment ESPN has for for the right. To. Monday night football. Let's just let's just call that loss unsustainable. Okay. So I am going to ask you to engage your owner brain for just a minute. Okay. So We're GONNA fast forward to the week after the Super Bowl's okay where things are notably notably quite Rosalie quiet. The coaching carousel began and things like that since. Day. Except that, there's going to be a rumor. Going to be a rumor. That the NFL that the owners are considering locking out the players because they want to renegotiate the contracts. And this will come as a surprise to dumb asses in the AT ESPN released. They're going to feign surprise. Okay. And we're going to start hearing things like while the coaches are not gonNa make anymore are putting hiring decisions are the owners are going to. Put a hiring decisions on pause for just We're going to review a few things and Blah Blah Blah. While then we're going to get to Russia's started free agency. And we'RE GONNA. Find out and it's probably going to be one of the one of the What's The guy's name? Remember his name. One of the reporters Schefter Adam schefter because he always breaks up he's. Probably. GonNa be schefter becomes. We have confirmed reports, the owners who are going to lock out the players affected nine am tomorrow or whatever. Okay. Now what's going to end up happening is this. The overall I would say, the overall revenue is going to decline somewhere in the area of twenty percent across the before the Lee across the. Across the season. Okay. Now again does just a prediction it might be higher. I hope it's higher until they stop dish this personally but. This is what's going to happen. You're going to get a massive ratings ratings cut. Even in the Super Bowl. Which means revenue is going to be down roughly thirty percents. Okay. What they're gonNA say is this is an unprecedented drop in revenue and the the losses are unsustainable. They're going to have to renegotiate the contracts. The players are GONNA have to take less money and this time the the ownership is going to be able to show concrete. The because of the drop in television revenue in Jersey sales and everything else. That they're going to have to renegotiate the contract. They're going to vote on removing Goodell as the commission. You're actually they're gonNA, they're gonNA end up forcing him out but the way it's GonNa play out this players are to get locked out. There's going to be a review of the deal of the of the current Labor Labor Agreement. The new agreement is GONNA. Have a significantly lower. Revenue Pool total that that the players are going to get. And they're going to have conduct they're going to have enhanced conduct policy which include the jewel stand for the national anthem. You will not hiding locker room for it. And you're going to we're going to not endorse anyone as far as any sort of political failure, your ideology on the field, and if you do not only will your contract be terminated but you'll be you'll be on the breadline by your suspended for a year. Now maybe the suspended for year won't come to pass but. Engage your own our brain for just a second and then look at the strike years that came up and you tell me how how how. Or how far I'll fight on that. Will. Allow me to. Dive into this plan I mean. Here we go. I am an owner of a NFL team. Meaning I have had to. Put Out. Let's use an arbitrary figure five hundred million dollars cash right upfront. Chooses five hundred. Half a billion. Cool. I'm. Glad. Yeah. Five hundred million dollars up front in order to gain my team have somewhere to play. The voted on passed and approved by the NFL. As either an expansion team whatever then. To, Cherry pick the other teams around here so I can build my team. In hopes that a I get a return on investment. That said if I'm going to dump five, hundred, million dollars out. A team equipment place play contracts that are stretched for X. number of years. This mice guaranteed this much at a signing bonus this much. Not. including the money paid to the team from the NFL for reaching a wildcard round, a divisional round championship round, and ultimately the Super Bowl. There are incentives paid to the teams by the NFL for attaining postseason plum. Yeah So that said with everything that goes on here. Currently we're martyring. Convicted felons we are. Using the NFL. As a soapbox. As an owner. would. Say? Okay. I can understand. The Point I understand where you're coming from I understand yes. Shit doesn't like this doesn't need to happen. It does there's nothing I can physically do about it personally except point out to you that you're not them. You are a multimillionaire more working your way to that point because of your talent, your skill and your ability play the game price. You as a athlete. well-fed well trained. Best shape, your ever loving life you have a house bigger than anything you've ever grew up in, you've got cars for days all these other things but. You need to remember that you are entertainer You're not a politician. So, that said. When to go into your point? After the Super Bowl. Until they actually have one right. That two weeks later, when everything's died down in the in the winter sprayed is over and losers or duck griping and the coaches players have made their way to their respective all. Wherever. That may be they're probably their private castles. Yes don't don't live in a castle guarded by you know dogs bigger than. Most people's. Cars. Were we will probably see as you said. Well you know revenue was down. Because of viewership is down across the board anywhere between currently twenty twenty, two percent to encroaching upon thirty percent. For Games you know TV, rights merchandise sales are going to be down. People are actively boycotting across those media and they're actually making their voice known by not watching. All of a sudden if we were to take thirty two current teams. And we look at. All the owners in this how much money they have? Now if we were to take thirty percent of total investment apart. As a conglomerate figure. We're talking a loss of probably and I would strong. Guess. Somewhere in the neighborhood of anywhere between two and two point, five, billion dollars while even go you want all you can go one better I think since the economy has basically picked up I mean you gotta remember the day to ten billion was during the Obama Konami which was one of the worst economies history. Okay. So that said you gotta figure that now it's probably going to be between ten and twelve. So if you have a twenty percent revenue law, if you have a almost thirty percent, you're talking about three billion dollars. That's a three billion dollar loss. So even if even if you spread that across thirty two teams, you're talking about what? Three hundred, million dollar loss per franchised. and. So and a lot of the smaller market. Good. So again, as an owner with Joan, arbitrary figure of five, hundred, million dollars starting I just lost seventy five percent of your or yeah of my revenue that I put into have an NFL team. Well, exactly. Well Number One and number two what anybody thinks that now? Okay. We all understand the cats at the revenue sharing For Those of us that are initiated, understand understand the the the reason for revenue. Okay. That's that's a given. Okay. Even still a thirty percent cut to that revenue devastates small-market teams devastate. Okay that's. Cleveland Cleveland Cambe that's Detroit. Well, I think Detroit is a bit bigger, but I catch meaning. into. Jacksonville. Flow? Buffalo Alright. That unders. Anyway. They're too big but no I hear you here's here's here's the thing the smaller market teams are going to move may if this continues maybe on the verge of bankruptcy and and if you really don't think that the NFL owners will lock out the players to avoid that. I just think everybody's so naive that they shouldn't even be a football fan you can. Football I in my opinion, these played the players and Adele are cutting the owners throats and I don't think the owners appreciate it number one and number two I. Think the owners are more in touch with their demographic their fan base style people want to believe i. don't say that they like their fan base because obviously as the executive class billionaires general ended the tend to hate working people or at least have a disdain for them. Okay. But the point being is that it's unsustainable model for them to go forward to continue this crap. Of K, it's it's absolutely ludicrous. So I think about beat that horse to death did you have anything to add on just on that? Final thought regarding that as an owner is a businessman I yeah exactly. Exactly. His businesses to? Yes he owns the team but as a business owner, you're always looking to. CRUISER BOTTLE BLONDE Increase but also you know they've got, they've got a commitment. You know what I mean I mean the bottom line is there are associated with raising revenue to pay Patrick mahomes half a billion dollars over the next. Seven years. Of. The point the point is this is that there are costs associated developing that revenue and win the players behavior or when when the when the the players union in the League encourages behavior that is deleterious to to that mission. Then what are the owners supposed to do? Gordon exactly. They locked the doors take resigning before we open this and then players you're GONNA WE'RE GONNA have to do a big restructure here. Sorry. You know this is this is not you? Not You know you're not this side of the world you guys are on the upper echelon. Of money you have succeeded in. On yourself up by your bootstrap for lack of terminology, you have made it playing a game that you love passion for three enforce your point duty not only are they a privileged class? Okay. Let I verified this I verify this last night. I made a statement that that. The NFL, the people on the NFL minimum as in rookies that that you know what we're undrafted free agents, right that are somehow made the squad, which is more powerful MAZAFA. A No experience. Rookie. Signed as a free agent this year in the League makes a minimum of six hundred, thousand dollars. Six hundred, ten, thousand dollars I then went to the Department of Labor's website guess what the average household income for Americans is as twenty twenty. Sixty, one, thousand, three, hundred. Yes. They working person would take ten eleven years to make. They're making six months show and this is not this is not an insult. I'm only going to use the label for for effect. Hacks in the NFL make ten times. The average working family does and they dare fucking lecture us about what our values should be faulk them. Big F what. Exactly. With a with capitalize all letters with with several exclamation points at the end. So that said I. Underlined and and I tell us is never. That's that said, I I wanNA give credit where it's due also understand that you know. What did I just go off on the NFL to you know to to to the end up with surprise we'll tell you why because You know even in the worst of situations, even even in the darkest night, there are rays of sunshine out gather are rays of light and I want to heap praise on two particular players, and these are the only two players. That I'm aware of have done this if any of you out there. Needed to midnight Patriot nation are aware of more please let us know. So we can give them their just desserts in their props. I want to give particular a credit to a hundred in the way of of the of the Pittsburgh steelers. Mr Villanueva is a former army ranger That said he made a big splash stirred shit storm by doing the right thing. I'm not going to get into the to the criminal that that the that the steelers. We're trying to honor Norma GonNa try to justify it didn't happen there but. Mr Vienna wave. Did something very classy He caped over the criminals name and he chose to honor sergeant first class all when cash. Now I believe I'm saying that correctly cut me some slack by brute if I if I. A brutalized his name that is not the intention. To say how I believe it's spelled. But sergeant first, class all, when. Cash. who was killed in Afghanistan? And I I, WANNA. I WANNA take. The chance to really You know he preys on on Mr Villain away for for going against the grain and for honoring in a true fallen hero on instead of instead of the criminal. So. Well on on that. The next one and probably the biggest honors of the latest give to the Jaguars tight tyler effort. I think I'm saying his name correctly also I don't think it's effort at the. But again, please forgive me if I've Jaguars fans if wrecked his name to. That being said that were I for also You know went against the grain he chose to honor the life of David Dorn David Dorn for those of you that that don't know was retired police officer. I believe it was Saint Louis. He. police chief Sir about that. He was retired police chief and he. was acting on behalf of a friend to go and check is Friends Pawn Shop. And he was gunned down he was killed Doing doing that by a felon in possession of firearm each shot this this legitimate euro From behind in the back of the head, which was incredibly cowardly act. ADORNS widow. was featured at the Republican National Convention. So those be the she told the heart wrenching story and As much as I am I gotTa tell you broaden orphee side, but he loved me misty. I was just her story about David's life was very touching and the impact on her family were simply crush. So I wanNA other drove I drove home the point. Your choice exact life exactly as what makes you? Exactly you know people people come from from bad situations and rise to great heights in as far as I know. This is the only country in the world that that can happen. Where you can make what you want of your own life. Okay. The biggest prison that we have in this country, the prison in our own minds. So A. Big Praise to do Mr Bean away and Mr for will done. I still have the continue my. My boycott because of my standards but you gentlemen have shown that there is a a ray of light in darkness. So Phoenix where you have anything to add or have we beat this to death. By by Pres for. There are people in the NFL that are serving of. Respect for me for one. Not because of their wallet or their house or their cars. But they chose stand for the national anthem. As. SOMEONE WHO Leaves in their country. Leaves in the American dream all though little hard to attain sometimes. The anthem regardless of anybody's political stance. The gentleman across the nation. And the NFL NBA MLB. I stand with you guys choose to stand in honour your country. That is. The way it is your will said. Anybody else wants that is your choice. I. Respect your choice I don't like it but I do respect it. But I stand with the gentleman who chooses stanton honor the country, the greatest country on this earth. Gives them every opportunity to excel in anything that they choose to? Like professional football or professional athletics exactly. I think it. I think it's worth mentioning here. I know we said we beat the source of, but I wanNA bring up another topic to. Weird Midnight Patriots all of us. May disagree with with what someone says, but we would fight to our desk to protect their their right to say those words. That being said I think one of the other things that the public is piss pot tired of is the privileged wealthy assholes. Being able to have different sets of rules at their workplace than we do. In the Corporate World in William and most smaller companies you do not have. You do not have freedom of speech. Okay. You will be shown the door if you bring up politics religion, etc etc. Okay. With social justice causes or otherwise. They can show you the door. Okay and I don't think I don't think it's Ok these. Use Their their platform on the field or in any way while a uniform to promote their agenda. Okay. Now, I think you and I would agree with this if the NFL Players Association wants to get together and host either a live event or televised event. when they are not playing and they're out of uniform. And they want to tackle these issues donate money to causes give away money whatever I think that would be a perfectly acceptable display. That's fine. Okay. But I think the reason they don't is they know that the cause is a loser. Okay. They're not willing to risk their own money you know to they're not willing to put their money with their mouths are in order to have their protests but but you know somehow everybody else should just shut up and and honor was they're trying to do and I think that that is excellent. You know policy at its finest end. America's PISS POT tired of turning channel I. think that's a big factor as well. As your thoughts unfortunately mean here to. Drive your point. I could see. Getting together having one big party fundraiser l. have running toe board. Hey, you know we're raising all this money great or even several. Yeah Go. But the reason but the reason they're doing it on television is because they can reach a mass audience all at once. But. They haven't had. They had the NFL network. If. The shows a winner, they could sell it to their to their allies in the media. WHO's to say ESPN would cover it. You know for God's sake ESPN has the SP one of the worst ward Joe's ever. Okay and if they want to go up to that into a social justice show fine. Go right ahead or create when like it again. Fine. Or if you know even Amazon or Netflix wants to pick up something about you know the S J W 'cause in the NFL an interview players follow players around their charitable work while they advance these causes grace go ahead I mean I think what they'll find his a there's no interest in be nobody cares they approach it that way that we far less backlash in their their incomes would be far safer than if they continue down this path. the ratings would actually come back to a more normal. That's where I'm talking about I. Mean there are only cutting their own throats by doing it the way they're doing it that that's all I have to say. So that's a wrap for this midnight. Mama we we went really long hopefully provided you get some insights, maybe some food for thought. Ob Spartan in Im with Phoenix, and we're just reminding you one last time in forever. The constitution is not just a suggestion sleep. Well, everybody. EARN. Thanks for joining us for another edition to midnight moment. Be sure to join us for the main podcast, every Monday night, and Thursday night for more midnight moments. If you like what you hear and what we do about subscribing, go to listen dot midnight patriots, Dot Com Click, support, and subscribe. Be sure to pick up some merchant, our gear store shop that midnight Patriots Dot Com. From the Mile High Command, CENTER ABLE TO PRESENT DOT COM studio. This is sport reminding you that the Constitution is not just a suggestion.
"m._l._b" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Joins us every tuesday tuesday and thursday today. She joins us from the shoulder of. I ninety five and we start with that so that's insane. What do you still get off the shoulder. It's a very watch older. I'll have you know and i mean the podcasts must go on <hes> on my way to go see some tennis today a rare no baseball day <music> but i mean the podcast here yeah unless you're like in the boonies of north carolina. I don't know if there's a good place on. I ninety five but anyway. Let's the let's get to what is a special edition of your segments of the numbers game. We're going to be ranking the top ten relief pitchers in baseball not the top ten relief pitchers but the top ten relief pitches and what to start out with context. We know that baseball generally speaking. You've seen the use of a lot a lot more relievers than in the past. How many relievers have we seen used this year yes so we've seen six hundred fifty nine different players pigeon relief fifties and now that's including players which i think there have been about about sixty five <hes> but they're all one code in other seasons that <hes> sick more than any other season in m._l._b. History and you would probably have no surprise to hear that every year since twenty thirteen we've essentially set this record which make sense with what we've seen with really pitching in the game and all of the top twenty seasons or in the two thousands but yes six hundred and fifty nine different players so if you make this list you pretty special considering how many relievers are being used all right. Let's get to it <hes> troy and little little production number ten number ten is sergio romo slider who we saw hit a really good start to the season over in miami got trade over the twins. He's still been really good. His slider is the second most valuable slider by earlier this season according to stand graft pitch values. I'm going to refer to those a lot. They essentially evaluate how much a pitch helps was run prevention so they can be a little inflated towards the guy who pitches a lot uses a certain pitch a lot but only if he's really good with it so romo's is the second most valuable people he's a lotta one sixty eight batting average on it to sixty five slugging percentage and is expected staff which are based on quality of contact for batting average asian slugging percentage are also really close that tells us he's not getting lucky and he's seventy seven point two miles an hour which was just fascinating to me. It's one of the slower sliders on this list and there's a couple but seventy seven mile an hour sweaters are number ten number nine number nine aroldis chapman slider so we no is fast ball. We know he throws it hard. Ninety seven point nine average velocity this year which is honestly not even his normal and slider. He has allowed to home runs on but overall. There's no question that his results have been better on the slider this year. We haven't seen his staff all electric because we're used to being in the past on his slider. Here's a one sixty two opponent batting average average and he's allowed to fifty seven opponents slugging percentage but his expected slugging percentage which is again based on the quality of contact is to forty eight so ah honestly tells us that some of those extra base hits he's allowed on it shouldn't have even been so any of the forty three percent whiff rate which is what we expect out of chapman right swings and misses but on the slider lighter this year number eight number eight is adam levine aflutter so another the inky bullpen..
"m._l._b" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"M._l._b. Dot com and sarah. I gotta tell you like that that i any last night i was listening on the radio mets and cubs. It was like a train wreck like oh my god. How bad is this going to get and i think you would agree with me. Given the fact that the mets are now four games behind the cubs in the race for the second wildcard. This now sets up. Today's game with jacob. Degrom on the mound is close to being a must-win game in august as you're going to see and because they play the phillies right after the cubs and other team they're chasing i at this point the next four games they gotta take at least two and they really need three. What do you think yeah. I think every single loss up surgency right and you know guys have bad starts. Obviously when you're talking about a career high runs allowed for a guy. I have been really good over his last five to ten starts. You know it's just me. It's just a really bad night but it's their point where they basically can't afford to have those nights. I mean a lot of their turnaround had been as syndergaard had turned around his season and it was it was tough to watch you know and good for the cubs. They have not played well on the road. Oh this year and come out and do that. I mean that's about as encouraging as it can get on their end until what their bullpen did towards the end but yeah i mean it's august twenty ninth. That's what we're getting to these must-win games which is an interesting state to be in august. Let's play the numbers game number. Three number three is two hundred so speaking of the analyst max sherzer reached two hundred strikeouts again last night his eighth consecutive two hundred strikeout season the only player with more consecutive hundred strikeout seasons in m._l._b. History is tom seaver with nine and remember chris. Sale also has an active streak of two hundred.
"m._l._b" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"For the yankees adding to their latest two major league owners to gardner swung ahead of the ball as it is far at as god this a three run home run broke brett gardner. Let the gardy party again john sterling sterling thirty here on the fan johnny so great just the best aaron judge had first inning two run bombs. He got sixty six homers and counting in august the most in a single month in m._l._b. Will be history ends up a seven nothing shutout of the mariners masahiro tanaka cruise through seven innings of three hit ball. Only one base runner reached third seven strikeouts. He improves attendance attendance off speech splitter slider think i had pretty pretty much show a good command on it so <hes> yeah <hes> that was working for me today. Tanaka through through his interpreter judge sees all the pitchers finally starting to bring it together so you know getting into later in the season and was the playoffs coming up and everything you know. These guys are near locking in you know that's what you love to see you. Keep saying consistent for judge the first-inning homer the one hundredth of his career third-fastest to that milestone swinging the bat much better over the last week or so continue to you know really have a big time impact on us. <hes> on this trip has been a really good to see and good to see him. Get off on that note on a ball hit that well of course would would be aaron boone four hundred sixty two foot balm to dead center in the first yanks go for the sweep today and try to make it a five and four roadshow which would be impressive after they began owen three three getting swept by the as of former mariner james paxton opposed by one of the guys. The yankees gave up to get him last winter. Injustice sheffield pre game coverage on the fan begins at three thirty. This is is an afternoon game perfect. Who's gonna watch those four ten first-pitch leading right into the medicine for ten seven ten t._d. Gregorious out of the lineup it began with the bruised shoulder could potentially play today luis severino through another simulated game down in florida. He's ready to go out on a rehab assignment which will likely begin sunday for aa trenton and luke void three for five for scranton tuesday couple of doubles and cheer on homer in the ninth that home run in the ninth inning joe served up by one henry mahia henry not only pitching for pawtucket nice his suspension crash and not right now but he's pitching to about an era of six and a half and aaa career to fit right.
"m._l._b" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Aging. It's great on everything. I like baking. I like a nice piece of bacon with my eggs in the morning. I don't want it on a sandwich. It dominates a sandwich a chicken sandwich. You know these clubs sandwiches bacon. It just <music> ads too much. I always end up picking it off and eating it separately because it dominates the bite i don't wanna bite into a sandwich in only take tastes bacon and that's what that does it dominates. I don't agree whatsoever and i think you're having the wrong bacon on your burger right. You guys are really going to go out there on that limb. That bacon is awesome. I'm the way i never said. Wait a second chris. I thought the fact that i i thought that the bacon is an all that hive was my domain. I'm happy to see you there but i will say you're eating the wrong bacon. If you're taking a biting your burger in the entire slice of bacon comes out there are places that do this right for instance. Shake shack. Yeah right ideal would call microphone cannon very little. Let me go caramelized onions good bacon. This is what caramelized onions yeah microphone. There little overrated. I just love their corn likes their mushy unless you're getting them rash no unless i have the the a little bit of the char on how would this caramelized onions are better than raw onions on a burger right. Yes okay yes absolutely yeah yeah otherwise arguing so i'll just agree with roasted garlic but it could be considered economy because you have to use as roasted garlic cloves you roasted garlic excrete because it gets softies. Grease it onto the bun and you spread it out again using the entire bill the bell of garlic. That's what they call like. A piece of garlic bell is when he talks about right. No the piece of garlic is a clove higher golic isabel. Yes and it's just i'm just enjoying enjoying hearing you talk about this man. I'm looking at you in a different light capital north dakota on that's that's the model yeah bismarck. Yes sure the lawsuit falls south dakota. Oh you're just trying to show off other states yeah well. That's the most confusing because you can get bovina mixed up massachusetts boston. You sure yes you positive absolutely seemed like the easy answer. The mostly half of the state's auty ends alaska juneau. I roy we get it. You're capitals guy. I'm trying to look up if the rosters expand right now in m._l._b. Baseball because i said that last segment and i don't but now if they do you're talking about. The brinson only being called up not because he's hitting over three hundred because he they're expanding the raw expand him soon so let's zoom baseball gives assiette right especially locally. You say that just shock value. Gotta give them deals man shit. Yes shock value shit. It's shit shit too much. No no roy go ahead shit. Yeah that's royce. I curse those not ever technically i could. I'd say a worse word and we can bleep it. Yeah go for it. I mean it's more work for you. Know work for me. Yea said freak in bleak. Did everybody out people are listening listen. I don't know yeah kudos six people that are actually getting the live. Show guys a little a little hint for you. If you guys want to hear the show live call in when we tweet out to call in and if you don't get to you you still hear the show live so right now. Our plan workflow for this is to tape no later than seven thirty even though i imagine no my team than as long as i've known them it's going to often be later then seven thirty but were aspiring to starting to tape it settle rich coming from the guy who walked in today. I walked in. I walked in last. I almost got into a fight with a hobo yeah. It was a i was carrying during a macbook. Was it the guy who is the blanket..
"m._l._b" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"So how do you balance the teams that have the big payrolls also of the depth alarm systems and the ones that are that are just smart and making the right moves. What's what's the correlation in between money spent and success these days in baseball. Yeah and your point is absolutely fair because let's face it. You know the cleveland indians <hes> who looked dangerous this time of year and they made the two thousand sixteen world series there mountain is so much higher than it is for the yankees are dodgers the red sox those teams have a lot more margin fair that said had i think one reason when we look at the yankees and the dodgers that they've had <hes> success in recent years and look really dangerous going down the stretch here they've been so good at finding diamonds in the rough you know guys like mac max muncie <hes> for the for the yankees your shallows then a great job at third base as for them michael tuchman they picked up as a you know a guy that the rockies didn't have room for the roster <hes> for <hes> in spring training and he's been incredibly important the player and my god if you look at how the dodgers have drafted two thousand fifteen walker bueller twenty four th pick <hes> you know will will smith thirty second pick and his draft just year after year. The dodgers have done a great job at identifying players think the yankees have as well so oh yes. They have money but they've also done other things well. <hes> you know to augment the roster's buster. Only is our guest buster. I mentioned the statistic earlier in the show. The dodgers hit five home runs last night so they now have thirty in their last eight games. That's the most home runs hit overnight game stretch for any team ever in m._l._b. History history the previous was twenty nine by the seventy seven red sox which are those guys like fred lynn and jim rice and all those guys you and i on the show have talked a lot about this. Is the home run error. We've talked about launch angle. We've talked about our colleague. Tim kirk when he was asked about this. The other day had a suggestion and i i wanted mid balance it off you and get your reaction to it. Tim thinks that one solution to all these home runs might be to deaden the ball so in other words you know we've heard stories about the ball's juiced. You know you can based system. Isn't you can debate back and forth whether it is justin verlander would swear on a bible it is it is but what if you made a calculated move to deaden the ball. Would that be well received or not well. I think is a product it probably <hes> for the casual baseball fan yeah. I think it'd be recede by them. <hes> to some degree because i do think this year the home run numbers of kind of a joke but i know you mentioned that's a great decision but every night we're getting like five or six numbers of well. This has never happened before and and he's league wide and i think twenty to thirty teams are going to set team home and records this year which is crazy but you know what any any kind of change like that has to be run past the union. <hes> in fact i accidentally walked into a conversation at the all star game. Max scherzer and dan halen the number two official major league baseball. They were you know having a spirited conversation about max basically saying look..
"m._l._b" Discussed on Get Up!
"He said look from day one. You notice that this is having a tremendous impact. Impact you go from not having to worry about the blindside to having a chip on that side added tied it on that side that changes everything and lastly. That's having a big impact on dwayne hassans because i think he's having to think way. Hey too much in all of our quarterbacks feel this way yeah dan. How important is that rookie q._b. Come in you're trying to learn the ropes. Get out there. You're starting left tackle. Not there and you're trying to when a job how big is a huge deal is probably one of the top three deals for rookie quarterback because like when you're a quarterback and you've got a really good tackle. It's like going into a fight knowing you can't loose ooh yeah. You can put an x. on the left side of your line. You're blind side things that you can't see and feel good. I don't have to worry about that so there's there's a confidence as a player are there. There's a piece of going by can even move that way a little bit of the pressure off my right or something like that because i had so much trust in trent williams now. Let me say this. I watched the tape and i reached out dwayne. After the first game he actually came away really encouraged with his performance and so did the team and understand why those mistakes happen. The interceptions and the kid is so smart he understands how to correct those mistakes and i honestly believe he thinks and so do i that he can be their day one opening starter order if he corrects those things over these next ten fifteen days yeah. They've got a good problem right now in redskins and redskins territory. They've got three quarterbacks. That seemed like pretty good options. It's all right. It's time to get up and go oklahoma head coach. Lincoln riley is still not ready to name a starting quarterback for the upcoming season but he continues to be impressed by alabama transferred jalen hurts. Here's riley on monday. Jill's been great you know he's a he's a god that appreciates. It's how we do things here. I think he's you know come in like somebody. That hasn't done anything in their career. Somebody that's here to be the best. He can this year for us and let's earning the spot. That's earned the respect of his team-mates understands. He's got work to do that. Unlike are just like any other player in our program and i think our blurs respected go about him all right so that's his take on him bobby. There's no way jalen. Hurts doesn't start right now. We saw this last year. Lincoln riley said the same thing about colin murray. All column ultimately ended up doing was going out and winning your heisman trophy and then getting drafted first overall. This is what college coaches have to say at this point. So you know what the status quo. He'll be fine. He'll be the starter all right just making cherif onto baseball flavor. Tour has launched three more home runs against the orioles over the course of the yankees doubleheader sweep giving him thirteen homers against baltimore this season those thirteen homers tied torres for second most against team in one season in m._l._b. History only lou.
"m._l._b" Discussed on Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook
"Made. What rule changes are made things of that sort. You're the media's very pro player and very anti owner. So how do those dynamics play out here. You know the owners being greedy. People are gonna say well. I'm not going to support the owner. I'm not going to go to the games. I'm not gonna going oh and by concessions. I'm not going to buy merchandise. I don't know i'm not really sure how all of this is going to play out. I would say though gun to my head. Is it more popular less popular. I would say it's less popular overall because the age of the average baseball fan is definitely up there in years older generations kind of dying off again people cutting the court with cable attendances down across just about all sports but i think it's getting more popular with the younger generation asia so it's probably going to be cyclical where maybe there is a down period where people with disposable income like what we're seeing now just aren't going to games just <music> spending their money on professional sports and baseball in particular but we get to a point where the young people kinda keep the cycle going so i don't so i think it's tough to say but again. We'll see what kind of damage these strike that. I'm expecting here. In twenty twenty one does due to the game second question here from i'm chris. I don't know if i'll ever have time for building. Real databases like you have let me say this. I don't have databases. I'm not a modder. I just had my spreadsheet for tracking tracking purposes and i do have that spreadsheet for the season win totals with my power ratings games of the year lines all that type of stuff so i do have that with a friend of mine built that for me i can't do it. I i suck with excel but any event chris says you're i haven't building rudimentary excel spreadsheets that manually fill out to follow trends in m._l._b. It it takes a lot of time any advice on software that can data grab or better programs to build spreadsheets a lot of people out there. If you find someone that wants to be helpful that's great and my friend just doing it for me so joshua greatly appreciate that but go to a career center taking excel course or even a course in programming programming something like that. They're relatively cheap to do. They're gonna look good on a resume. If you wind up having to go to a new job or something like that or you can find somebody to do from home online in but you know this is like anything else when you talk about sports betting if you're just investing time listening to podcasts like mine or like greg peterson's which i was on last last week or things like visa or the other podcasts that are competing sites out in the industry have your investing type. Maybe you invest some money and taking excel course you. If you wanna get good at something you want to get good at anything. You have to put time and money into it. It's just that simple whether it's classes to learn how to do do it or ways to yourself set up. I talked to a couple of weeks ago about how important being organized as we've talked about major league baseball handicapping and really handicapping all sports you do invest time and money.
"m._l._b" Discussed on Giant Beastcast
"I love it. Thank you for having very join join us on giant bomb eath play dates where currently playing through that we have continuing adventures of a blood-stained where we launched into that last week I think and we will continue fighting evil in our Kung Fu shoes and nice scarves. You got rid of those shoes pretty quick. I have them and they're in a pilot. Always remember my Kung Fu. Yeah I love the art you made for that the Vinnie I didn't make that who made that that that really wind type thing is that I mean where did that one. I really really dig who our who's that. He's our designer. He's Great Dan. You did a great job love it. What about the one at the weird kid never seen it but you know slack to me and I'll get back to you in a couple of days? Ah I haven't had a TYPO did so. We've got that we've got G._T._e.. Crime crew which is rolling its way towards a finale here. We are in the last recorded heist and don't know I shouldn't say that because if people think that we have other has no isn't last heist and we have I think we have to maybe two more episode no two or three sometimes I lose track because I edited the one by the time we're going up. I think after this one will have a two more I think some of them at the estimated about fifteen episodes total it's going to be around. They're busy between thirteen fifteen episodes. We're getting I think we're up to eleven ten or eleven now <hes> so yeah I think this last ice was more fun than the previous. Definitely the last one is the the one previous was probably the low point the actual design kind of new at the time to like it was fun. Let's go what else is going on Abbie still trying to figure out C._B.'s in some form or another uh at least figure out that the one where we were on we got to do no checkpoints so you gotta bring us up to where we were. I can do it. You can do it Jeff Back Lar- so I'm not going to be here next week because I will be on assignment. Okay <hes> actually though not even doesn't really making that. I'm not fucking around. I actually have a thing I'm GONNA do. I'm GonNa go see this thing called track man <hes> it is a new system. They're tr- they're implementing adding in baseball that is calling balls and strikes for Umpires as robot taking over empire so it's like a whole camera system that does this and umpire has an earpiece and the robot tells the umpire. If it was a ball of strike the umpire can override it if something crazy happens so I'm going to so it's not an in M._l._b.. Mad System is set up in every M._l._b.. Stadium but for now they're trying get out in this independently called the Atlantic like baseball league or something and there's only like eighteen I think so. Do you feel like this is insist for the umpires than at this point. Apparently they're supposed to call what the robot says for nothing secret. Look whatever your opinions on. I'm kind of in the middle because I'm like well. Let's see how we can make baseball less boring nearly impossible possible great so they already like slow have hockey Skates Jeff. I know you asked and his thrilling. I understand that that is the bar but where you have baseball. It's like you know my opinion like balls and strikes bikes in that sort of human element of it is sort of what makes that game kinda unique especially bad call. Here's what it is but but I get it like if you get burned on a real bad call suck. All I'm saying is that if there is not a situation where a team manager can come out of the dugout and start yelling at the fucking robot and cussing at what is the here's the deal robot belly already been one ejection over a robo call the robot get thrown out. They just punched it in its robot nuts and just now did the robot thing. There was too much pine tar on that now. That's a funny joke but what happened. Was this umpire. There's a whole replay on on Youtube..
"m._l._b" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"That's a collaborative sort of common purpose one that everyone is there for at least in part even if people are individually also trying to advance their careers and maybe get out of India ball or what have you and even there it was tricky because humans are stubborn and were skeptical of thing change being to our benefit rate. I think there's an assumption that change comes with loss sometimes and these changes have a far less clear cut. We are here to help you win a baseball game or advance your career and so it's not surprising to me that they would meet even more resistance than say your typical you know front office type coming down saying saying hey we've run the numbers and in this in this situation you should run. I get why that would be met with even greater resistance because it isn't even in a collaborative change of mindset in service service of trying to win baseball games. You're trying to do something very different in some cases. You're trying to make baseball shorter which as a player I could imagine sometimes really yeah. You know if you're if you're on the giants or the mets today and you just played sixteen sixteen innings last night. You're probably like yeah sure is great but generally you're like no. Let's keep playing baseball because it's good when I play baseball so I get why there would be a a skepticism in a discomfort and <hes> when you find when you find find a small window through which you can shout now. We're GONNA do it. You'RE GONNA shout now right yeah. It's it's very explicitly like these players are being used essentially to generate data so that that the players were or leagues can benefit from that information say yet. They're not really getting anything out of it other than I guess the fact that there's more data on them which may be can be shared with teams. Maybe would make them more attractive to teams teams in some cases but yeah for the most part. It's purely it's it's kind of just extracting something from them and they for the most part didn't really opt into this so yeah that that's an important distinction. I think yeah it's <hes> I don't think that anyone enjoys the idea of being experimented upon even if you are told in advance that it's going to happen and I think that if I were a player in that situation I bill are our need. No stinking deal not steal a I. I'd say it just like that. 'cause I'm an old timing person actually to I really I'm well. I he'll be fascinated to see if the revolt spreads if they overturned the rules if it gets to that point or if it just becomes something that's like technically on the books but it's just totally ignored because no one will do it whether it'll be like <music>. Are you like a scab if you do do it breaking ranks become a labor issue like I mean I guess it already. It is already it would if there is any union or anything here. That's why we need the elliptically because these players are not union rate. You can just do this but that's why M._l._B.. has come up with this solution but yeah this is the sort of thing that that that collective representation protects you from eight anyway. It's it's a weird social experiment that we are seeing play out here. Do you think that will ever have if we have a rebel zone. Do you think that will ever have an umpire who goes rogue and just starts calling their own zone. I don't know how explicit the I guess we have. You know we have like Game Day. We have brooks. We have all sorts of things of demonstrate us. What the where a pitch was landing so we could probably discern places where maybe a an ped- had gone off script but I they will they will they come out and say we're going to have an scandal? I'm very excited yeah. There is I mean umpires have the right to dispute the calls from Chapman at least in the Atlantic League right now and I think in.
"m._l._b" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Of money on car insurance so that was good and <music> so was hanging out with his grandson. Bleacher tweets real long known on twitter as Rena Benin A- a Minnesota resident big fan of the Minnesota twins in a regular listener on the show and moving forward Rena will select in run through our Friday Blair tweets arena welcome to the show again. Hey thank you so much for having me so as I do with all of folks who've come on the show we did this with troy when he took over as producer and I'll ask you. How did you get into baseball? That is a great question so I am actually one of those young fans that M._l._B. is hoping to get I had no background necessarily in baseball you know I never had the dad who took the games played baseball or anything like that so I genuinely got interested by going to games you know watching the game on T._v.. And really just following the awesome twins lineup and a really great core young players they they have right now so I am an example of the young fan base. M._l._B. is really really hoping to get to so what drew you to the game. I really love the numbers aspect I feel like with baseball. There's so many staff and analytics that you can do into it's not just you know guys running around on the field hitting each other. There's just so much more technique in the game and that's honestly my absolute favorite part baseball yeah. It's a great sport award. If you love numbers no doubt about it when I when I took my S._A._T.'s going through college I did much better on my math than I did on my English and I think it was because I was processing baseball stats and I remember my college counselor looking at me. Sent you want to be a writer. What's that about exactly what you're talking about all right? Let's get to this. Week's bleacher tweets awesome sound great well to start off P._K.. Steinberg old friend of the show at P._K.. Steinberg a lot of focus has been on pitching at the trade deadline which teams are most in need of position players and batting in which players are the most sought after man. I I gotTa Tell You P._k.. I went through the standings again and thought about the conversation have had a general managers in recent days..
"m._l._b" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"Totti's junior which I think is insane guy could be a twenty twenty guy at the age of twenty and I don't want to go into the there's no sense with the all-star game having been a week ago to grumble about allstars selection processes. That's kind of an old one but what was your her overall Tate on how the all-star game came out well. Since I'm an old guy I'll touch on the old issue and I'll say the fans that a fantastic job voting they really had some interesting selections and very good selections. I was shocked they we did so well <hes> with the voting. I do think that perhaps M._l._b.. has hampered by too many rules. <hes> didn't seem like <hes> the second <hes> picks <hes> the picks filled out by the league were perfect. I it got better as they started at players do injury. I'm with you Fernando. Totti's have absolutely and All star. He's one of the best players in the game. I don't care that he missed thirty some games. He was incredible in the first half any should have been there. I you know I saw some some people are up in arms about <hes> Machado Harper not being there because they are obviously stars and you would think the fans would wanNA seem well. You know what the fans had the vote. They didn't vote them in <hes> they weren't the most deserving guys I personally thought Machado probably deserved to be there probably but I'm not up in arms about that and Harper to me is done okay with the Phillies <hes> he's had some good moments he said well with the Rosen scoring position but he's not an all star. He didn't deserve to be there and <hes> I think that was fair so you had the polar bear paid Alonzo of the mets slam out that that all-star Derby win was cool to see him involved and there are now if you look at it I mean here's this guy reaching the break with thirty home runs that actually count six rookies out there with at least fifteen. Gene and you've got that doesn't even include Tease Vlad Guerrero junior or your Don Alvarez and they're coming obviously this class of nineteen..
"m._l._b" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"They're hoping to use it in the Atlantic. The whole second half of the season one of the most recent delays for example was the system all works on Wifi right the umpire as an iphone his pocket and the earpieces here sure well one of the most recent delays they found when the umpire stray too far from home plate. If you had to jog down to first base to change you'll make a call or just as the play went on <hes> he was leaving the Wifi. Hi Fi areas so one of the most recent lays was they had to put extended Wi fi in each ballpark so there's a lot of moving parts to this and baseball's watching it closely baseball's helping the Atlantic League Atlantic leaks this kind of the research and Development Area so to speak of M._l._b.. And if they like what they see then you know I don't know if it's going to be next year but in the near future we could could see this at the major league level how Scott Scott Miller National M._l._B. Columnist for bleacher report with a fascinating article. That's on bleacher report today about the electronic strike zone. That's being tested right now. Man You spoke to a Cy Young Award winners in Tabatha sure Zor her also Kluber you spoke to studs of the game at the plate like Yelich and Haas Mer Lacroix <hes> as a catcher what do you what's the sense to players like this possibility to come to the major league level Scott Yeah it was pretty mixed and it's pretty interesting in that what I found for example talking with Corey Kluber out of players pitchers and hitters agree that 'cause everyb- your first move just like you rich and what you do in me and what I do..
"m._l._b" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"<hes> and and the other thing too is I likened it to when you hear the phrase well media conspiracy and I laugh at that because I know anyone who actually think there's a media conspiracy doesn't know reporters in how disorganized they are and how much they they disagree and I feel the same way with baseball like I don't see baseball being organized and having that exposure which is why the other day and the podcast I broke out my evil commissioner rob Manfred sound who yeah? I don't think that's what Rob's doing and his office. I just don't that being the case in baseball and I get the questions but I'm curious because you covered baseball as long as I have. What do you think yeah I agree? I always the conspiracy. Theories are always fun and interesting and you know Kinda sexy but I I'm with you in that I mean I think there's no question something different about the balls. I mean there's just no question but whether it's a concerted effort where they had some high level secret meeting somewhere. That's what's hard to believe because you know like you. I mean trying to get thirty owners. That's why the players for all these years you know until the most recent bargaining agreement if run roughshod over the owners because trying to get thirty owners organized into Gre- on anything <hes> like you say it's it's. It's like reporters out there. Everybody's got their own opinions have their own agenda so I don't think it was a high level conspiracy. <hes> you know I think it is just part of our human nature. We always demand to know why whatever it is you know we we want to know the answers and when there are Ardo answers at least not readily apparent then it it it it raises our antennas even more so you know I do find it hard to believe conspiracy theories. You know the one thing though we're we're just in Burland or also made ran for psych. Difficult is <hes> you know he threw fuel on the fire of the conspiracy theories because he he's pointing out in the past first of all Justin Burland has been talking about the ball being juice for three years years. I mean what he said at the All Star game onto on Monday was was you know he's zeroed in in in and said M._l._b.'s doing it intentionally. That's what got everybody going but I mean he's been talking for getting you know ever since remember the twenty seven world series they were complaining the ball with slick and from that perspective I think you know Burland or <hes> you know. He was quoted a couple years ago saying you know look when commissioner Manfred came in and took office he he said he wanted more offense and and ver- landers brought that up before and that's true that's what also I think <hes> is where you know. Commissioner Manfred having a difficult time trying to insist there's no conspiracy because because it is true when he came in and replaced bud see like he said we need more offense well. We've got it now. All of a sudden everybody wants to know what's going on. Yeah no doubt about it. <hes> something else that I picked up on this and some conversations conversations with players privately look and I think.
"m._l._b" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Do think that Manfred hasn't handled the whole thing particularly well because is he's kind of changed his story a couple times and in fairness to him the information is change. We've learned more also but even when he was denying that the ball was playing any part in this it was pretty clear I think to a lot of us that the ball must be playing some part in this and he just dismissed that possibility and then even once M._l._B.'s commission of scientists found that the boat was responsible he sometimes didn't seem to fully acknowledge that and and also in the past he said that fans like homers yes and that they've done surveys and they found that that's what's popular and so he is kind of I think rejected the idea that this was a problem whereas now he seems to be saying that they are concerned about how many homers there are in that owners. Don't want there to be this many homers which seems kind of inconsistent because of fans like homers than why wouldn't m._l._B.. Be Fine with more homers unless now we've finally reached the point where fans don't like this many homer so I don't know it or conspiracy could be that owners. Don't WanNa do it but rob. Manfred thinks it's good for the sport largely and so he has to do it secretly so the owners don't know that he's doing that thing that he believes is actually good for them like he's serving them in his own kind of Cromwell Ian Way right yeah well it has led to some destabilization certainly among individual players I I wrote something for the Ringer today that is about the turnover among elite hitters and how it's been abnormally abnormally high over the last few years like they're thirty two guys this year who qualified for the batting title and have a one thirty or higher W._R._C. Plus Okay at the All Star break and who's thirty to give me I need to know like thirty to do you know I think the the five guys who just missed the cut where like Thomas Stella Domingo Santana where he Polanco all right a Kunia I think so that's more than half of the guys in in that group of elite hitters at the half never had been in that group of elite hitters in any previous full season so like those seventeen guys they had never finished a season before in that group. They've never finished finish the season before with the W._R._C. Plus over one thirty or in the top thirty two or is that it does not matter as the same with a W._c.. Plus of thirty or higher wherever they rank so that's a lot of turnover like typically about a third of the top hitters in that group at the half our new our first timers who've never finished the season in that group before now we're at more than half and in twenty seventeen it was like almost sixty percent and over the past ask for five seasons. It's been consistently very high which I think is <hes>. It's a confluence of factors I think at some data driven player development swing change sorta stuff. I think it's partly the ball affecting different aren't players in different ways and helping some guys who may be head like warning track power get to consistent over the fence power and then I think it's just the General Youth Movement in baseball because there's just so much young talent and guys who are coming up every ear as like fully formed great hitters like Pita Lonzo for instance and there doesn't seem to be the same adjustment period when they get to the majors and so you see a lot of turnover and you know so now you don't see Joey votto in that group. You don't see Paul Goldschmidt in that group. You don't see Miguel Cabrera in that group. It's Pita Lonzo and it's Gleyber Torres and it's you know newish guys and so I I think that is not necessarily a bug. Maybe it's a feature. It's it's cool to have all these good. Young guys is coming up and surprising us every year but it's.
"m._l._b" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"We can see so also this week in Cleveland Justin verlander made some headlines by coming out and accusing M._l._b. of intentionally finally juicing the balls he then received a stern talking to from some mopey officials and sounded a little more contrite afterward but he's been one of the most outspoken players when it comes to the construction of the baseball rob Manfred end fridge responded and denied that M._l._b. had done anything intentionally although he did not deny that the ball is different but I have been really fascinated by waiver lenders so bothered by this. I think a lot of people have because obviously he's going to be a hall of Famer. He has done just fine. It's not like the new ball has derailed his career or something he's been one of the best starting pitchers in baseball and so I've been trying to puzzle out why this upsets him so much or white upsets pitchers in general general just because as we spoke to wrestling about they all have to deal with the same ball and it's kind of consistent conditions at least within the season but I think that Chrysler kind of got to the heart of it in his article on Wednesday which I enjoyed which was about ver- lender about why pitchers might be bothered by this and as he pointed out it's just determining much more of what a pitcher stat line looks like and how his season goes home runs so. Eh that's becoming a bigger component now that that is just accounting for more run-scoring in general that Kinda dictates how a pitchers day goes and ver- lender has given up a ton of home runs this year so he's having a good season but he's probably thinking I could be having an amazing season of if I weren't giving up all of these homers and and obviously we know that there is a lot of variance in whether balls in the air become home runs. Maybe there's there's less variance now of it so many balls in the air become home runs but as Jack pointed out like the difference between Verlinden and review for instance a lot of it is homerun prevention this year and we know that that's not as consistent sent from season to season as some things that winter does really well like striking out batters missing bets so you can kind of see why that would bother for lender even though he is Justin verlander in cy young contender in a future hall of Famer and all the rest of it it still has to be frustrating to give up as many homers as he has and to know that at least those would not have been out under different conditions so this goes the question that you and I talked about on G. Chat couple years ago when I wrote about how Oh m._l._b.. Should change the ball. They should change the ball as often as they want to rather they should change it very publicly..
"m._l._b" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Insurance you don't have a car you know childcare to get to actual treatment and things like that so absolutely see those are the factors that contribute to who is most at risk and certain with regards to how it affects communities here's another clip from the documentary this is less bernal who runs the organization stop predatory gambling what are years of government sanctioned gambling shows that's one thing maximizing profits at the expense of everyday citizens with government incentivizes shapes our national character dr fong to that point where do these revenues go is there any sense of whether they're going to help the children or help struggling gamblers well it's that's a fascinating question what i've been using through the years is the idea science-based legislation the idea saying if we're going to legalize these behaviors just like tobacco alcohol we need to put back into community protections to protect those who are most vulnerable and a lot of states they'll say princeton's one percent of gambling revenue who go back to creating prevention and gambling treatment programs that sounds like a lot but again and other states they don't have state-funded treatment or other states what is given for gambling treatment is a tiny percentage will what's provided for drug and alcohol treatment which oftentimes way underutilized under under available so there definitely needs to be a lot more attention paid to how do we allocate these resources properly so that the people who are in most need actually get it and to protect those who could potentially develop these conditions from preventing them the larger question is really what kind of society puts out there what kind of society do on and create by having these legal forms of entertainment out that do unfortunate side effects much more to discuss in a moment with dr timothy falling luke corum and kelly stuart kelly i'd love you to respond to one listener right the wrongs wrote on our website big big bucks are coming soon turning the n._f._l. m._l._b. n._b._a. and college sports into the w._w._e. officiating is already a joke it can only get worse i'd love your response in a moment sticklers twenty-three race horses have died at the santa.
"m._l._b" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"One thing maximizing profits at the expense of everyday citizens what government incentivizes shapes our national character thought to fall to that point where do these revenues still is there any sense of whether they're going to help the children or help struggling gamblers well it's that's a fascinating question and what i've been using through the years is the idea science-based legislation the idea thing if we're going to legalize these behaviors just like tobacco alcohol we need to put back into community protections protect those most vulnerable and a lot of states they'll say princeton's one percent of gambling revenue who go back to creating prevention and gambling treatment programs now that sounds like a lot but again and other states they don't have state-funded treatment or in other states what is given for gambling treatment is a tiny percentage will provided for drug and alcohol treatment which oftentimes way under utilized and under under available so the definitely needs to be a lot more attention paid to how do we allocate these resources properly so that the people who are in most need actually get it and to protect those who could potentially develop these conditions from preventing them the larger question is really what kind of society less puts out there what kind of society do all in create by having these legal forms of entertainment out that do have unfortunate side effects much more to discuss in a moment with dr timothy fong luke corum and kelly stuart kelly i'd love you to respond to one listener right the wrongs wrote on our website big big bucks are coming soon turning the n._f._l. m._l._b. n._b._a. and college sports into the w._w._e. officiating is already a joke they can only get worse i'd.