36 Burst results for "Major League"

Do We Need to Play by the Democrats' Rules? Mark Walker Weighs In

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:11 min | Last week

Do We Need to Play by the Democrats' Rules? Mark Walker Weighs In

"Harvesting is legal in Pennsylvania. Ballot harvesting is basically legal in California. Early voting is legal in all these places getting ballots two people. It is legal. And I'm not going to get into the other theories here. But we've seen it work. Don't you think Republicans have gotten to realize that if we're going to win some of these elections in states that may not like us, then we're going to have to play by the same rules, the Democrats are? Yeah, 100% I liken it to this Doug. Let's just say if a big baseball fan, if next year, Manfred, the Major League Baseball to sad, okay, you're going to get four outs in any of three cousins who won't want more runs scored. And you can talk to me, well, I'm a pure so I'm a traditionalist. We're still going to play with three outs. Well, that may be what I could. But in the rules of the game, you're now at a handicap because they're playing by different set of rules than you are. And that's sometimes what Republicans do. We're railing against this as opposed to doing what the Democrats have done and that is to do everything to manipulate the rules and then some to get the maximum advantage while we're over here still jumping up and down saying that's not fair. Well, jump up and down while they don't that's what we've got to do better at. Yeah,

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Fresh update on "major league" discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

00:47 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "major league" discussed on ESPN FC

"Already in this show, Christian Pulisic. Maybe ending up at Manchester United. You've definitely seen the rumors. Certainly this week, but really the last few months of Leonel Messi potentially landing at inter Miami now busquets is apparently also considering a move to inter Miami. Kempa asks Messi and busquets to MLS reinforcing retirement league stereotype. What say you hurt? Muskets, yes. Separate messy and busquets. Busquets by himself, yes. I don't understand the movement, get let alone to Miami and that he that weather situation in a very physical league. He's a very technical player, but he's already. You can see the deficiencies at the Barcelona level when he gets anywhere near a player that's physically fit. It's physically fast. With technical ability. So yeah, I don't like that move one bit, but separate the two, please. Because when you're talking about Leonel Messi 35. Yeah, I don't care how old he is. It's a watershed moment for Major League Soccer. The same way of the same vein of the same vein as David Beckham was in 2007 for the LA galaxy. It changes the complexion of league, made changes it trajectory in history, the league moving forward. You do it if you can. Bringing in Leonel Messi right now, Lionel has excuse me, is the closest thing, if not. I know he walks in the field. You saw it against Mexico. But you also get Mexico. You give him that open space. You give him that centimeter. And he will turn it on and do his magic. 35 now he'll turn 36 next summer when the expectation is he very well might move to inter Miami. All right, that'll do it for this edition of football America's tomorrow is leap tonight. Against Iran for spot in the round of 16. For Hercules Gomez. Producer beto. I'm so. On ESPN+.

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Verlander, Alcantara are unanimous Cy Young Award winners

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last week

Verlander, Alcantara are unanimous Cy Young Award winners

"Justin Verlander in sandy Alcantara are unanimous winners of the 2022 cyan awards Verlander is the 11th three time winner of the award after posting a major league best 1.75 ERA The Astros ace also led the AL with 18 wins and struck out 185 Alcatraz 6 complete games are the most of the majors since 2016 The Marlin standout had a 2.28 ERA while pitching a major league best 228 and two thirds innings for the NL club Atlantis max fried was second to Alcantara in the NL voting White Sox star Dylan cease finished second to Verlander I'm Dave fairy

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"major league" Discussed on The Business of Esports

The Business of Esports

03:13 min | Last month

"major league" Discussed on The Business of Esports

"Or have you had to sort of do a complete rethink of how you approach biz dev doing partnerships, et cetera? I'm curious how much of your old life has transferred over initially. So when I talk about that big exodus of a lot of traditional sports people coming over to gaming and eSports, if you look at them now, have a little more back and half of them are doing really well. I think the ones that adapt and are quickly realized. So it's less of a thing now. But when I came on back in 2000, I don't know, 9000. 1918, remember that all classic eSports are sports. That was still a thing. People were still talking about that and discussing that. And I thought my first homework was active come and take aside and then my side was who cares, right? That was my conclusion. Who cares? It's two very different things. So I feel like the ones who are adapted quickly and said, oh, you sports is actually really different than traditional sport you can't take that template and put it on here and be successful. Therefore, let's quickly pivot and find our own business models. Those survive and those people are doing really well. The ones who couldn't adapt one back and said, oh man, eSports is so weird and so different. So that's sort of the decision making that had to take place. So for me personally, there was a bit of a learning curve. Especially coming from baseball. Because baseball is a little old school. So if you came from Saturn, the NBA is always a little edgier, the probability a little more quick to adapt. But for me, there were a few differences that hit me in the face. As soon as I understood and I made them part of this business, it was easy for me to adjust. So what do I take from my past job is probably the way I treat the clients. That still has been unchanged. That's part of my characteristics. Because at the end of the day, the ones who are making the decision on the client side, they're the same people. So you can't be different just because the platform is different, right? So I'm very, very traditional in that sense. I still sometimes like to dress up and go to a meeting and I still do the fancy handshakes and do all that because I feel like our industry is kind of unique. They're not. A lot of them still make the decisions and they report into the same boardroom at the same sea level that need to improve every budget. So I think that side of me hasn't changed much. I just think it's super insightful that I don't want that lost on our audience, right? Business sales, biz dev, it's still business at its core, even if it's eSports and still human to human and all of those soft skills, all of that stuff that you would have done at Major League Baseball, definitely still apply here. Sorry, Jimmy go ahead. No, no, worth restating for sure. And I wanted to follow that train of thought a little further, Martin, because for our listeners, I wanted to get more of an understanding of what those responsibilities and how that's applied. Like how those skills are applied in your day to today, what the responsibilities of chief revenue officer are, the successes that you're having through Genji or through, again, applying, I think, those core characteristics of your own business background, but would love to hear more about, I think, the job itself.

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NHL Declares a Diversity Crisis

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:06 min | Last month

NHL Declares a Diversity Crisis

"I always thought of the NHL as a kind of really Gritty league kind of anti woke in a sense and like the recent phenomena. And it's a really, it's a tough sport. I got to say, I have a lot of respect for hockey players. The amount of work they put in, it is physically exhausting. I think they have the shortest off season, and they are also the least paid per game per hour as far if you count baseball, basketball, football, hockey, is kind of the major four. But you got a lot of respect for hockey players. And so with all that being said, the woke mind virus knows no bounce. The WOAK pathogen has no borders, no barriers, and yes, it's infected the National Basketball Association. It's infected the National Football League. It is infected Major League Baseball, but I think MLB's done a pretty good job of immunizing itself from it. And now it has completely and totally infected the national Hockey League. So I fully admit I really haven't watched much of a hockey game in 7 years. It is a wildly entertaining sport, but now the National Hockey League is going out of their way to pander to woke ideology, diversity, equity inclusion, affirmative action guidelines, hockey of all sports. Play cut 56. I think the one area that we are feeling positive about is that 38% of our workforce are women. Having said that, we know we have work to do with women of color and we're leaning into them. I think the thing that you should take away from the workforce studying is that it is a progressive outlook on how you begin to manage your talent. All right, I'm really getting upset about this. So they want to diversify the National Hockey League. Why don't they want to diversify the National Basketball Association? No one ever talks about that. It's not a very diverse league.

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Peña's 18th-inning HR sends Astros past Mariners for sweep

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last month

Peña's 18th-inning HR sends Astros past Mariners for sweep

"Jeremy Pena homers in the 18th inning to help the Astros edge the Mariners one zero and complete a sweep of the best of 5 ALDS Pena let off the top of the 18th with his first career postseason home run That was a long game but you still gotta lock in you know trying to put together good at bats And yeah I was just trying to stay inside the baseball I thought I drove it in the gap but it just happened to leave the ball field The Rookie shortstops aerobic shot off Mariners reliever Penn Murphy sent Houston to the American League championship series for the 6th consecutive year The 18 inning a fair time for the longest game in major league postseason history and became the first ever scoreless postseason game to reach the 16th inning I'm Denny Capp

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Ready or not: Guardians' kids set for playoff debut vs Rays

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | Last month

Ready or not: Guardians' kids set for playoff debut vs Rays

"The AL central champion guardians kick off Major League Baseball's postseason with a Friday matinee against the rays Cleveland made a brief playoff appearance in 2020 when the club was swept in the wild card round by the New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Bieber is one of the few current guardians who were a part of that series He'll get the nod for game one It's a good team Plays in a tough division excited for the match up I know that they throw the ball extremely well So I expect some tight ball games Bieber faced the race twice the season striking out 14 while allowing 5 runs over 13 innings I'm Denny Capp

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Arraez, McNeil win batting titles, Judge misses Triple Crown

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | Last month

Arraez, McNeil win batting titles, Judge misses Triple Crown

"The major league batting races went down to the final day though two of the contenders took the day off met second baseman Jeff McNeil rested for the playoffs and finished with an NL leading three 26 average One point ahead of Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman One of my goals in baseball is to win a batting title He's the second met to win the title but Freeman made a last ditch effort by going three for four in the season finale Aaron judge was held out of the Yankees lineup and lost the AL batting title by 5 points to Luis arayis of the twins Judge was denied a Triple Crown after taking the home run and RBI titles I'm Dave ferry

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The latest in sports

AP News Radio

02:00 min | 2 months ago

The latest in sports

"AP sports I'm Dave ferry top ranked Georgia had to come back from ten points down on the fourth quarter to beat Missouri 26 22 Stetson Bennett engineered two late touchdown drives that ended with one yard runs And in the end we found a way Second ranked Alabama lost Bryce young to a shoulder injury in the second quarter of a 49 26 win over number 20 Arkansas Head coach Nick Saban says the reigning Heisman Trophy winner sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder He's had these before and in a few days he starts to respond pretty well So we just have to see how it goes and play a day to day Backup Jalen milrow led the crimson tide to touchdowns in his first two drives to open a 28 zero lead Mayan Williams led third ranked Ohio State to a 49 ten trouncing of Rutgers running for a career high 189 yards and 5 touchdowns Misses a blessing just wanted to give a big shout out to the O line tight ends of our receivers for making that happen for me 5th ranked Clemson won a top ten matchup by defeating number ten NC state 30 20 Other top ten winners were Michigan southern Cal and Oklahoma state Number 7 Kentucky felt at number 14 old miss 22 19 Baseball and the braves lead the NL east by one game following their second straight win over the second place mets four to two Kyle Wright worked 5 innings for his major league leading 21st win A lot of defense kind of built me out tonight I'm getting the runs and we needed it and then the bullpen they were fantastic The Phillies opened a one game lead for the third NL wild card by splitting two in Washington while the brewers were losing to the Marlins four to three Kyle schwarber hit two of the Phil's 5 home runs in an 8 two route in the nightcap Obviously the First Amendment goes the way that we wanted to go You know that was kind of this the biggest message is there's still a game to be played tonight and we got to enjoy it The Padres beat the White Sox 5 two to each closer to an NL playoff birth Aaron judge remains stuck on 61 home runs but Nestor Cortez tossed one hit ball over 7 and a third innings to carry the Yankees to an 8 zero rat of the Orioles I'm Dave ferry AP sports

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Swanson, Olson go deep vs Scherzer, Braves take NL East lead

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

Swanson, Olson go deep vs Scherzer, Braves take NL East lead

"Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson homered and Kyle Wright went 5 strong innings as the Atlanta Braves defeated the New York mets sporter two Wright gave up just two runs en route to winning his major league leading 21st game of the season A lot of defense kind of built me out tonight I'm getting the runs and we needed it and then the bullpen they were fantastic tonight Watson hit a two run shot in the 5th Olsen a solo home run in the 6th The braves have now won the first two in this crucial three game series and have taken a one game lead over the mets in the NL east Gary mckillop's Atlanta

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Rosario has pinch single in 10th, Guardians beat Rays 2-1

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Rosario has pinch single in 10th, Guardians beat Rays 2-1

"The rays remain one and a half games off the first AL wild card following a two one loss to the guardians Pinch hitter Ahmed Rosario won it with a basis loaded signal on the bottom of the tenth Guardians rookie Gabriela has hit his first major league home run in the third inning Cleveland started Tristan Mackenzie's struck out 6 while allowing one run through 6 frames Tyler Glasgow pitched for the raise for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year Glasgow through 50 pitches and reached the high 90s several times The loss leaves the race with a magic number of two for clenching a playoff birth I'm Dave fairy

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How Ted Cruz Caved on a Bill That Is Strengthening 'Big Tech'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:43 min | 2 months ago

How Ted Cruz Caved on a Bill That Is Strengthening 'Big Tech'

"About a moment last week when your blood did get a little bit heated. Talk to us about certain legislation concerning social media and what senator Cruz did last week and why it's so dangerous. Right. So there's a proposal that Amy Klobuchar, Democrat who ran for president and fully intends to run for president again. Senator from Minnesota has been pushing. It's called the journalism competition and preservation act. Now, what it would do is it would create an antitrust exemption to allow media companies to band together to collectively bargain so that they can group together and force big tech Facebook and Google to pay for the content that they carry on their platforms. Now that sounds good, except here's the problem. There are no provisions in the legislation, something that would be called a favored nations clause that would make it such that the deal that is the best deal negotiated between a group of media companies would apply to everybody. Reading smaller companies and conservative media, et cetera. So what I'm getting at here is that the way that this would work out is that the biggest establishment media outlets, the big city newspapers that I was talking about before, like the Miami Herald the Dallas morning news, et cetera, they'd all get together and make their own little deal with Facebook and Google. Outside the law because again, it would create an antitrust exemption, which by the way, every time we see an antitrust exemption, Major League Baseball is a really good example of this. It never works out so well. But they would make their own deal and it would exclude the rest of us from it. Senator Cruz, this bill was dead. It was dead multiple times over the course of the last year and a half and it's one of the few things over the Democrats proposed that the Democrats have proposed this Congress that we've been able to crush. Senator Cruz revived it in

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Albert Pujols becomes just fourth player to hit 700 home runs

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Albert Pujols becomes just fourth player to hit 700 home runs

"Albert Pujols has reached the 700 home run mark while leading the cardinals to an 11 nothing route of the Dodgers Pool holes did it by homering twice once in the third inning and another in the fourth It was his 14th home run since the start of August as the 42 year old Pujols appears ready to retire with a bang He's the fourth player in major league history to hit 700 home runs Joining Barry Bonds Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth Pujols finished with 5 RBIs while Lars newt Bart added a two run Homer in three RBIs Jose can Tana scattered 5 hits over 6 and two thirds innings I'm Dave ferry

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Countdown to the MLB Playoffs: Mets, Braves battling for NL East

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 2 months ago

Countdown to the MLB Playoffs: Mets, Braves battling for NL East

"Other game The match still lead the braves by a game in the national league east race as both teams lost on Wednesday The brute group beat the bruise group Milwaukee's 6th nothing victory over the mets included three more New York banners hit by pitches giving buck show Walter's team of painful major league single season record of 106 I've got some personal feelings about why it happens so much but I'm sure he'll beat anyone Hear about it in this format The brace wage by the nationals three to two the only loss in a 6 game home stand for Austin Riley and his teammates Go home stand You know

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Vierling's RBI single in 10th lifts Phillies past Blue Jays

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Vierling's RBI single in 10th lifts Phillies past Blue Jays

"Matt really instructed RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the come from behind four three win over the Blue Jays Philadelphia trail three nothing when they tied the game scoring three runs in the bottom of the 8th The walk off game winner by Verily was the first of his major league career he finished with 5 hits in the win Definitely found some holes tonight Then hit all the balls hard but they found him But yeah no I'm just I'm happy for the team half we got the wound happy that I could contribute to the win Vladimir Guerrero junior Homer for Toronto Michael luongo Philadelphia

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Kwan, McKenzie pace Guardians to 8-2 victory over White Sox

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Kwan, McKenzie pace Guardians to 8-2 victory over White Sox

"The guardians have reduced their magic number for clinching the AL central to 7 by winning for the 7th time in 8 games 8 two verses the second place White Sox Tristan McKenzie struck out 13 over 8 innings allowing two runs in 6 hits Guardians catcher Austin hedges says he had a pretty easy night behind the plate I didn't even call a game I just clicked buttons and he just dominated Rookie Steven Quan smacked a solo Homer among his three hits and scored twice to help Cleveland improve to 82 and 67 Kwan leads all major league rookies with 40 multi hit games Josh naylor hit his 19th home run a two run shot in the 7th I'm Dave ferry

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Brosseau slam lifts Brewers 6-0, Mets set hit batter record

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Brosseau slam lifts Brewers 6-0, Mets set hit batter record

"The brewers ended the Met 6 game winning streak and improved their playoff fortunes with a 6 zero victory neither team scored until Willie Adams belted a home runoff Taiwan walker in the 6th inning Pinch hitter Mike brasso put the game out of reach with a Grand Slam in the 7th The Met said a single season major league record with 106 hit batters when Luis Guillaume was plunked in the 9th inning manager buck showalter isn't happy about the record I've got some personal feelings about why it happens so much but I'm sure he'll beat everyone I hear about it in this format New York couldn't complete a three game sweep and stayed one game ahead of the braves atop the NL east I'm Dave ferry

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Wright wins 19th, Riley and Rosario homer, Braves beat Nats

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Wright wins 19th, Riley and Rosario homer, Braves beat Nats

"Kyle Wright won for a major league leading 19th time propelling the braves past the nationals 5 two Wright gave up two runs in 6 innings of work striking out 7 Iraq execution was fine but was able to go 6 Got the win so I really can't complain too much The braves offense got homers from Austin Riley and Eddie Rosario and clean up hitter Matt Olsen ended an over 22 slump with two hits as they won their 9th straight at home The wind kept the braves within one game of the mets for the NL east lead Jim Hart Atlanta

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DeGrom fans 13 over 5 innings, Mets sweep Pirates

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

DeGrom fans 13 over 5 innings, Mets sweep Pirates

"The Met scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to beat the pirate 7 to three to sweep the four game series and remain in first place in the national league east one game up on the braves Met pitches had 20 strikeouts which tied a major league record and impressed met skipper buck showalter I think the thing I was most proud of the fact we didn't walk anybody No it's Alps for Alps but when you think how hard how hard it is to do and how infrequent has been it gets your attention Jacob de Grom had 13 strikeouts but left in the 6th after surrendering a three run Homer to O'Neill Cruz Mike mancuso New York

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Schwarber hits NL-leading 38th HR, Phillies fall to Marlins

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Schwarber hits NL-leading 38th HR, Phillies fall to Marlins

"The Phillies wasted Kyle schwarber's national league leading 38th home run in a 5 three loss to the Marlins Brian dela Cruz slam the three run Homer and had four RBIs to back Pablo Lopez who allowed two runs in 6 hits over 6 and two thirds innings Jordan Grosjean's belted his first major league Homer opening the scoring in the third inning Noah syndergaard had an underwhelming performance allowing four runs and 6 hits with three strikeouts over 6 innings Brandon marsh triple doubled in single twice for the Phillies who took the season series 12 to 7 I'm Dave ferry

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"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

Cinemavino

04:41 min | 7 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

"Know now looking back at some of it's not going to age well. Renee Russo, just so it was so many white people and headdresses. Yes. And Tom berenger following a gal home to find out where he was. Showing up in the middle of the party. Yeah, very awkward. And being forced to like sit down and partake. I did kind of glass was that. He got in, too. Give me a break, man. This afternoon. I did freaking love that. The little bitty stem, and then I noticed that too. I was like, what kind of glass? What is this? Fucking with him? I don't know. I don't get it. But glass we're in the 80s. Also, I would have finished that beer. And then left. I did love that scene. It was just like, oh, he must make pretty ball play. Pretty good money. Yeah. I make the league minimum. I don't know. I was like, damn. That's awesome. She's still not. Nothing to shake a stick at. You know this movie at an alternative ending? Really? Yeah. So in the alternative ending, the manager basically confronts the owner and is like, hey, this is fucked up that you're like, I know about your plan. You can't do this to us. And she basically says, oh, I'm basically doing this to give you a villain to play against. This is the only way that I could have gotten you guys to be a winning team. Is by giving you somebody to rally against him. It's working. Yeah. But if you tell anybody about my plan, you're fired. Interesting. Yeah, but it ended up not testing well and they just cut that part and they didn't use it. I like it better like this. I think I do too. Yeah, you need a villain. Ted Lasso, it works better if they humanize the owner because you got to seasons to do that. Right. You have multiple episodes. I mean, you can do that more comfortably. And I'm going to be able to think it would have played as well. Major league is pretty simple, straightforward movie. You need somebody to boo all the way through. Especially in the big game. You need to look at how complicated. Yeah. And I think that's the reason why I love this is probably one of my favorite baseball movies. And you know it is weird. I know we already did a league of their own..

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"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

Cinemavino

05:34 min | 7 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

"Like stealing home and being like, you know, American Express, don't leave home without it. We were quoting that. We were recording this movie. It's like kids. And looking back, I'm like, man, that was not right at all. Like our parents were just like, yeah, whatever. Yeah. And I was like, I'm sure they're like, did they not watch this movie? Yeah. They just like, oh, there's a baseball movie. Go watch it. I think my parents rented Austin Powers for me on VHS one night. While I was being babysat, they left and my babysitter was like, I guess if they rented it for you, sure. Yeah. They just thought it was like another James Bond. Yeah. Yeah. I love this major league. The other two, but this one was like, I love the montages. It was like, there was just everything I liked the fans that wasn't that cousin Eddie. And one was the janitor from scrubs. Yes. Yeah, it was like, what's the cousin Eddie? Was he in a different was he a fan? No, you're thinking the player in rookie of the year. Yes, the first baseman in rookie of the year was with the janitor. But one of the fans, janitor from scrubs, he was the fan? Was he also a fan of major league? He might have been. And I think cousin Eddie was the fan and angels in the outfield. One of the construction workers. There are 6 actors in all of the 80s. Yeah. But anyway, I freaking love the film. And the ending was cool. We used to say that all the time, like sliding. Safe, safe. And even the Montage, I remember Wesley Snipes putting the gloves up when you have all these stolen. It's like, that was cool. No. Him doing push ups after flying out. Like, I mean, I don't know why. It was like for me, it was like mid game getting down. But it's like, I can't say that it was any better than like a league of their own because that one, but like this is probably the one that I would literally watch and break down if it was on TV. I was like, same with Timothy of their own, but this one, it would just make me smile the whole time. Yeah. And later there might not do that, but I would still watch it. That's kind of how we got to this season of movies that we're watching is we were like, okay, name a baseball movie. And this was, I think, the first one that came in my head was, okay, major league. Yeah. Next up was like league of their own and then rookie of the year yada yada yada. But there's so many iconic ones, but this one is probably just, it's up there in terms of like this is the one I picture. Charlie Sheen and the other two? He's in the second one for sure. He becomes a pretty boy in the second one. Yeah, but I think this one also had a little bit more relatable baseball feel to it than like, you know, obviously a league of their own. And it's like, you know, you got the third baseman. I think we've already talked about them, but I'm Corbin burns. He won't hit grounders. So they go through all that..

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"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

Cinemavino

05:08 min | 7 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

"Fuck yes, this is on Netflix? Yes. We're viewing that as a lot like when I tried to review Casablanca. I had to kind of take a deep breath because that intimidating. Yeah, I don't know how to start this. No. It's like watching godfather for the first time. It's the toughest blank sheet of paper I've ever seen. Who do I praise for? Who do you single out in that movie? That giant giant capital T on the V, and then I went with Kathy Ireland. And one of the guys for both movies. Yeah, one of the guys played E Honda in the Street Fighter movie. Van Damme. Oh. Yeah. Oh, good to know. The more you know. Divorce communities. Yes. So this movie was part of a wave of baseball movies. And the late 80s and 90s. As we've kind of indicated in the last podcast, we're talking bull Durham, field of dreams, ain't out. Rookie of the year, little big league, angel in the outfield, mister baseball. And major league, quite a few baseball movies, not about a four or 5 year stretch. I would say this is probably the raunchiest of all, but most of those movies are either pitched towards kids or like field of dreams. No? There you go. That was unattended, but you know, it indicates my genius. Sure. But yeah, all sarcastic people, some of these people were famous when it came out, some of the famous later. I would say Charlie Sheen and Dennis haysbert who would become the Allstate guy in the commercials. Famous later, but then Corbin Bernstein was on LA law at the time. Delightful cheeks on him. My mom was a big old fan, probably a big Gordon burns and fan, too. Oh, okay. Wesley Snipes? Wesley Snipes, yeah. I mean, I would say he's definitely famous within a few years. I mean, because he did white men can't jump. Yeah. Rising sun, which probably my favorite Sean Connery quotes of all time. Charlie Schengen obviously became huge, much later for COVID. Cocaine and whatnot. Yeah. And hot shots part do. Yeah. This was written by David S Warren, who won an Oscar for writing the sting of all movies. Holy shit. Yeah..

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"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

Cinemavino

05:46 min | 7 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Cinemavino

"Welcome back to cinema vino. We got Sean Jordan. Hey, I'm Taylor rose. That's me. And Travis bud. Hey. And the old tugs here. The old duds around. If the old tug to knock him. I assure you it is not. So we're going to continue our baseball series and take a look at major league classic 80s raunchy baseball comedy. So, I mean, to me, it has a lot of the same similar vibe to bull derm, it's an adult baseball movie, but more maybe we'll say a teenage baseball movie. Yeah. With a little more porky's vibe to it. I was gonna say, I get a lot of porky's out of this. Yeah. It's kind of the frat boy baseball movie. There were no nipples. Only gold stars. Only the implication of nipples. Yeah. But first one we're going to talk a little bit about our wine. Stand by. That was a beautiful little guitar part. So sensual. We're going to drink in a wine called reverse demeanor or governor. You can see it either way. And I don't think I can say that either way. That's a style of wine, right? That's a great Piazza variety. What's the name? The one. This particular one is called villa wolf. It is a German diverse demeanor. Which you'll see a lot of diverse communities out of Germany, Austria, and the alsatian region of France. So if you're drinking along at home, just think it's like a boozy, Capri sun. It's delicious. This is actually an extra excellent pair with Asian or Mexican food. That's the classic let me spicy. Yeah, if you're having stir fry, which my house currently smells like something will zesty. Yeah. Which might have been why I wouldn't want this 'cause I had stir fry on the brain. Which you wouldn't traditionally pair with German food. No. Now you wouldn't. The ironically, I think this is a better served for spicy exotic stuff. I mean, if you're having like anything that's, you know, general toes or whatever. General tso's general toes. What's your go to take out? It's a silent. Guys right in the comment on how we're supposed to pronounce that. It was bad enough. I had to look up how to pronounce Michelle Yeoh, that took a few go around. But you know divorce demeanor. I do know. My knowledge is highly compartmentalized. I'm a gunpowder chicken guy. Yeah, same. I'm assessing chicken diet though too. I can go sesame chicken or sesame beef. If I'm in the mood for noodles or rice. I'm kind of I'm a beef and broccoli guy..

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"major league" Discussed on Red Sox Beat

Red Sox Beat

03:16 min | 9 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Red Sox Beat

"So gray is great. I'm not gonna say Cray is not the best player on the board, but if I could pick one of these free agents or at least offensively, we'll get to another guy, I like. But at the top of my offensive board for the Red Sox, Nick Castellanos. First of all, put him either in between or after Bogart's endeavors. That's it. There's few teams offending the league that are matching that three, four, 5. He gives them a right handed bat, like you said, the outfield. And he's just so much fun to watch. He enjoys the game. He has one play in the game. He brings that energy. I think he'd be a really, really good fit in this Clubhouse. Like one of my wherever he goes unless it's the Yankees, I'll be a fan of his. I just personally a player I really enjoy. He checks so many boxes for them. Like you said, Craig is probably a pipe dream. Cassiano's probably is too, but man, would he be just such a perfect fit for the team for the city? Like Boston would eat up a guy like this. They would be all in on the cassia. If I could choose anybody off this list, it might be him. All right, the guy that I think you were going to refer to was outfielders, say a Suzuki, correct. I assume he's the one you would really like to see in Boston. No, it was actually, it was actually Carlos rodon. Ron Don. Ronda, yeah, Carlos rondo. But. Very unlikely. I know. Yes. But that addresses a different piece of starting picture. I'm going to stick to just the bats for now. The Red Sox, as we mentioned, need a right handed hitting outfielder. Suzuki certainly is that he's only 27, he hit three 17 with a one .069 OPS tremendous OPS and a 134 games in Japan last year. He projects to be a strong addition to any lineup in Major League Baseball. MLB trade rumors projects Suzuki would draw a 5 year $55 million deal and that's not including the negotiating fee that would go along with that, obviously. Chris Bryan has been in the mix, but again, MLB trade rumors project 6 years, a $160 million for Brian. The Red Sox are still conscious cost conscience, and they want value for what they're signing. Say is Suzuki checks that box, I think, for me. He certainly does, because $11 million a year for a starting outfielder is a really good deal, you're paying more, but posting fees not against the tax. So you're paying more, but you're not taxed on it. It really is the value signing. That's the one I, you know, the players I listed 11 players of those I listed, I think he's far and away the most likely. The one other name I'd put out there if we're talking about right handed out field bats, right? And you're talking about value as Jorge soler. It's going to be 30 years old. He really struggled early in the year last year, got dealt at the deadline, finished strong with the braves. He had two 69 and 55 games for Atlanta, gives them some pop. So he's the one other name I'd say, you know, right handed bat in the outfield, I wonder, 'cause, you know, with Chris Bryant Castellanos, his price is going to come down a little bit because there are so many good right handed bats that they could maybe get him a little below market. And do you do mention in your story on 98, 5, the sports sub.

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"major league" Discussed on Red Sox Beat

Red Sox Beat

02:06 min | 9 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Red Sox Beat

"Maximum. If you want to do a minor league draft after that, do that on your own time. I don't care. You cut the draft down to kind of like they do the minor league rule 5 draft, right? Right. Cut the draft down to ten rounds, maximum. Again, let teams trade picks because then it's, in addition to being about the players, right? You could trade a first round pick for a second and a third, people will get really into that regardless of who the players are that are involved. It'll also hype up the trade deadline, by the way, which is an added bonus to this. And I think in, I don't know how the union would feel about this, and this is probably an extreme jump. You'd make players play at least one year in college. And then the MLB could do which the NFL is great at, the NBA is great at the NHL's getting better at. Major League Baseball does nothing for college baseball. They have zero interest in it. They don't promote it. They don't talk about it. Nothing. Major League Baseball needs to take an active interest in college baseball because they're talking about it. So again, it's not just saying like, oh yeah, move the draft to January, and it'll be great. No, there's multiple steps that need to be taken here, but if baseball wants to compete with the NFL NBA, you need an active off season. Part of that is free agents not waiting until spring training to sign. But I don't know how you solve that issue. NFL NBA NHL, the second that deadline begins deals, deals, deals. Baseball, that was supposed to be last night. We still don't have anything. The other thing has moved the draft to the off season and make it an event. And that takes numerous steps. But I think that that would be, I think that would be an underrated investment for the league. If they could figure out a way to turn the draft into a real event. I am speaking with the one and only Alex barth of 98 5, the sports shop does a great job of following all things Boston sports follow him on Twitter at real Alex.

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"major league" Discussed on Red Sox Beat

Red Sox Beat

04:24 min | 9 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Red Sox Beat

"Hey everybody, it is drags back with you for Red Sox beat and hallelujah. We have good news to report. I'm joined by Alex barth doing a wonderful job as always on 98.5 the sports hub follow Alex barth on Twitter at real Alex barth. The reason I say hallelujah, we have baseball back owners and players reaching an agreement on Thursday afternoon. Ending the 99 day lockout, the first work stopping since the 94 95 strike that wiped out, of course, the 1994 World Series. That means owners and players are going to agree to have a season in 2022. Players will report this Sunday and that means players will come in for their physicals and get ready for the season. We'll have a shortened spring training for the last two weeks in March, of course, and then two and a half weeks of March. And then we will have a spring training week of grapefruit and cactus league games. The first week in April, opening day is April 7th for Major League Baseball, really terrific news, Alex, and I really thought all along that the players and owners. Essentially, this is the kind of the timetable I laid out to you and our audience a couple of weeks ago, even a couple of months ago. I thought we'd see the seasons start right around patriots day, April 15th, and they beat it by a week. And I think that will end up being the Red Sox home opener, I believe, is the plan. So yeah, and kind of like I said last time we were on, right? And yeah, how great is it that I don't have to sit here and pretend to understand how labor negotiations work. That's painful. That was painful, but I think the key to this all along was we knew those deadlines deadlines, air quotes, were BS. Right? And they were just more negotiating chips because they're going to play, it sounds like they're going to play 462. They're going to make up the first 6 games, whatever it was that was officially canceled..

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"major league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

05:56 min | 11 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"The reasons having to provide a reason why will maybe stop a lot of the circumventing of the rule because you have to explain yourself. I don't think you really had to before. I think accountability is huge. And if the new what it looks like for me, I would say the changes to the rule seem to be offering a little bit of accountability now. You have to let us know what you were doing with this. I think there was a lot of hiring that wasn't exactly. You know, a central office thing. Each team does their own thing and then they report back. Right. I think you want to strike the balance here because you want, you know, if there's never a public posting for a job, then there might be plenty of qualified candidates who would have otherwise applied and just don't because they don't know that the opportunity exists, but we also don't want to create the situation that we had for years where folks are going through this process and feel like they are being used just to check a box so that a previously identified internal promotion can take that role. So there is a sort of a balance to be struck here, but yeah, I agree with you. I think it's encouraging to see that an explanation is required and hopefully that means that at some point if those if those explanations are wanting, hopefully you get to the point where the club says, oh, we don't actually have a good reason for not having posted this job. We should probably go do that before we promote this person internally, right? And have that accountability happen before the higher is made so that you don't have to wait another hiring cycle for another job to open before you're considering a diverse qualified field, right? Absolutely. I think looking at why we do things will make us all pause. You know, like if you have to explain, it's like when you did something and your parents instead of immediately yelling at you, ask you why did you do the thing? And in that moment, you pause. And your internal narration is probably like, why did I do that? What was I thinking? And I'm hoping that that's the case here. When some, you know, executive has to sit down and explain the email text message, whatever, why we're not advertising this job. Why we're not hiring external candidates that they're like, oh, actually, this is terrible. I don't have a good reason for this. My motivation is purely selfish, and I should consider something else. And truthfully, if nothing else, if everyone wants to harp on, I'm hiring the best candidate for the job. You can't know that the best candidate was right under your nose. Refugees can't. Is there anything? MLB can learn from other leagues, which may have different demographics in their player pools if we're talking about the NBA or the NFL, for instance, but there are those yearly report cards that the institute for diversity and ethics in sport does and generally baseball does not do so well in those report cards. It's improved in some respects in recent years, but still a lot of C's and D's and F's in some categories there for diverse hiring and some other leagues have maybe been a little bit better, not that there aren't problems there too. So I don't know if there are any programs or policies that have worked better. I mean, obviously, in the NFL, you have kind of the selek rule equivalent of the Rooney rule, which has had the same sort of problems. Yeah. I think the only progressive league outside of the W, right? The WNBA is the most progressive league in America. They are, at least it's to my knowledge. They seem to have a player empowerment thing happening. And nothing happens without the buy in of the players. And I appreciate that. Obviously, I like it a lot because it's women and non binary players. I think a lot could be learned from them. They don't have as much money and as much power and yet they have so much impact. I think seconds of them would probably be the MBA. They definitely have had some issues over the years, particularly with ownership. If we all remember what happened with the Clippers, but they also seem to be doing a lot better than the NFL and MLB as far as diversity, or at least the way it looks on the outside. And again, player empowerment, big deal. When the players are involved in the players get to speak their minds and the players feel like they're heard and they get to have a good time playing their sport. I think progress can happen I think MOB can model some of those things. Even in small ways, like, you know, maybe let's not be so stiff. Let's not stifle, let's not have employees who are afraid to speak out for what they believe in because they don't think they'll ever get a job again. Yeah, we started off this segment talking about managers. Do you think the problem the under representation is more or less acute or problematic at the top of baseball operations departments where things definitely don't seem to be significantly more diverse, but I wonder just now because of the power structure in modern front offices where field personnel are usually pretty clearly subordinate to the GM, or to whatever the title of the baseball ops decision maker is, and you have to think that probably the people in those jobs who are hiring the managers have some tendency to hire people who look like them or have similar backgrounds at least in some cases. So do you see that as being not necessarily an easier avenue to change things? But maybe a more effective one just in the sense that those people have hiring authorities that managers at the stage don't..

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"major league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

05:58 min | 11 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"Back. So you wrote in October about a new study from Arizona state university's global sports institute, which looked at the racial makeup of MLB managers over the last decade or so. And you did some reporting about whether the so called Seeley gruel about interviewing minority candidates for top field in front office positions has actually had its intended effect. Memo to teams went out in April 1999, but just to focus first on managers after the recent hirings or re hirings of Mark katsi and buck showalter. I think there's still only 6 managers of color in the majors two of whom are black, but black doesn't count. So in your piece, which we'll link to, you summarize some of the findings of that global sports institute study. Could you recap some of the main takeaways there? Absolutely. Well, that was actually a really interesting piece to get into because I got the field study data in advance. So I knew exactly what the numbers I was going to be working with were. And it was kind of, I don't want to say affirming, but it was to actually see the things that I had always thought about, you know, manage your hiring and MOB to be true and to have data behind it. Things like, we laid them out in the piece, but you know, over the ten year period, only a black managers were dismissed but only three were hired. 13 managers, we have no previous coaching experience where hired 12 were white one was of color. 7 white minor league managers were higher compared with just two of color. I could go on. It just really put into some form of data in charts and tables. For us to be able to see, there really is an issue with hiring non white managers in Major League Baseball and minor league baseball. And some of the folks I interviewed for this. I did a lot of reporting. I'm talking walking down the streets of Cleveland on my cell phone. When I'm supposed to be on a fun trip. Just listening to the experiences of people who are like, you know, we get interviewed, but it's really just to fill a quota. It's really just to check a box. It's really, you know, constantly interviewed, but never hire was a constant refrain. And I think this piece hopefully digs into all of that. Why aren't people being spoken to any further? Why are we stuck here? I also got to speak to the man himself, which was really interesting. And I think that one of the problems that your piece highlighted in that the study highlighted is that even when managers of color get into the door, they have a much shorter leash in terms of how long they are kept on the job and then they are less likely to be rehired. So even when progress is made, it seems like it is very halting. I'm curious in your conversations with C like and I know you got into some of this in the piece sort of what is his assessment of the success of the rule and how closely does he see that sort of hewing to his original intent when he introduced it? He sounded like, you know, he didn't really want to get into the current state of the league. He only wanted to focus on when, you know, he was in charge of things. And I guess I kind of understand that. You don't want to publicly say anything about something that you don't have any control over but are still connected to. But he made it a point to constantly mention that Major League Baseball is a social institution. It should mirror society, and that that was his goal. I asked if maybe to see the rules should be amended. It's part of an interesting how after this came out, it kind of was amended. But he really seemed to focus in on he really wanted the league to look like America. And whether or not that was achieved, I don't think he sees it as an achievement. I think he sees it as just this rule is a step toward getting there. It's not going to change everything. And he told me he didn't want to tell people who to hire. I think that's where things get a little murky for anyone in leadership. They believe that any type of affirmative action is them telling people who to hire. When in actuality, if you don't give people any sort of guidelines for hiring, we end up with what we have now. We end up with non white managers who can not make a mistake or they are out. They don't get second chances. They don't get to manage for 20 or 30 years. I mean, you have dusty, but he's kind of an outlier. Right. Yeah, I was going to bring that up. I hadn't even realized just what a significant percentage of really all of the manager seasons that we're talking about here are represented by dusty baker alone and the fact that he has gotten multiple opportunities that he has worked for 5 different teams as a manager that really makes him an outlier here. And we talked to rob Arthur a little bit about his pieces about racial bias in player promotions and the lack of black catchers. He also wrote something that you cited in your piece about the racial makeup of managers and he noted that not only does it not reflect the player population, but also he wrote the average white manager less a little more than 5 years in the league, while the average manager of color only makes it 3.6 years, so 30% shorter with essentially the same record just as much on field success. So that doesn't explain it there, but really dusty is such an exception to this rule, unfortunately. Isn't that incredible? Dusty could be our grandpa and that means that there has been no actual change.

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"major league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

05:55 min | 11 months ago

"major league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"And then I ended up going to eastern Kentucky and being the everyday catcher for two years where it was exactly what I needed after not catching my freshman year of college. You know, I was kind of playing catch up and you know, I was able to get all the refs that I got and luckily I am where I am right now because of it. Yeah, and I've noticed in some of the articles that you've been quoted in before and often it is a small group of people who end up quoted in articles about this topic because they're only so many players who are black and coming up at these days. And so often, you will be mentioned in Nick Hassan, the catcher at kennesaw state, and then Ian mahler, who is arrangers prospect, and it sounds like Ian and Nick early on hurt things from coaches and other players who were sort of surprised to see that there was a black catcher, whereas you grew up in Chicago. It sounds like playing mostly with other black kids and the Jackie Robinson west little league. And so I guess it wasn't odd that there was a black catcher. It wasn't unusual at that level in that league. So at what point did you become aware of that or did you start hearing those sort of quizzical comments at some point? So it's funny. I didn't realize it until I got to college. A couple thousand early in the fall. My buddies that call with me, they were like, you know, I've never played with a black ketchup before. And I was like, really? That's all I ever played with. You know, so it's pretty funny, but it was nothing malicious or anything like that. It was just like, man, I have never seen this before. And at that point, I've realized that had to be pretty steadfast about what I wanted and what I wanted to do behind the plate. Certainly don't have to call out any teams by name here, but I'm curious in your experiences you were going through the process of finding a team as an undrafted guy, whether there was pressure in those conversations to consider moving off the position at all or whether it was just assumed I am being signed to be a catcher in this organization. Luckily, every team that I talked to, they only talked about me being a catcher. In fact, with the rockies, I ended up signing and that was my first before I signed that was my first question. You know, well, I have to change positions. Do you want me to play the outfield? Do I need to be a utility? And the answer was no. The answer was you're a catcher. You stand back there, and it even stood true when I got to spring training in instructs my first year. They were very adamant about me catching. Still are. I talk all the time to our catching coordinator who I just saw and he was asking me how things were going. And making sure I'm doing all the proper things to make sure I stay behind the plate because I do have a unique skill set that'll allow me to go do other things if I chose to do so or if the organization needed me to, which, I mean, it's come up in conversation, but catching it still been at the forefront and I believe that it will stay that way. Yeah, I was going to ask because this year you did catch at high a for the rockies. But you also, in a ball, you played some second base. You played some left field, you DH that times two. So how did that work? Did they ask you to expand your positional skill set there? Or I guess you already had the skill set because you had played these positions previously. But did they talk to you about it? Did you volunteer? Was that something you were enthusiastic about or reluctant to do? Yeah, so it was definitely a conversation that our farm director had with me before I went and started playing multiple positions in a ball. And it was something I was honestly extremely open about. And I was open to doing it. You know, I was excited because not only was he saying you'll get more bats and you'll get more opportunities, but he was saying you're still going to catch. That's not. We're not taking you from back there. We just want to see if there's, you know, if there's an opportunity for you to play a little bit more here. I mean, we had some pretty good catching prospects in the organization right now and one that I played head and head with this year drew Romo and kick and play. And you know, it's a situation where you have to find how I can fit and how I can work in this organization as a big leaguer. And what I feel like becoming a utility allowed me to do is, you know, give all these guys a break, be able to get in there and show versatility while still being an inspiration to those who look like me that want to catch. And that was like my biggest thing. As long as I can be in a position where, you know, people from Chicago and the city like I grew up can look on TV in one day and say, you know, this guy is doing what I want to do and he's doing it at a position that's usually not done. I can do that my quest, my journey, my purpose is fulfilled. This question is for both of you. I'd love to hear from both of you on this. You know, rob you mentioned some of the structural components that are surely driving the dearth of black catchers. And I wonder if we can try to isolate some of the factors that are contributing to that lack, you mentioned the just obvious bias that might exist in some segments of the scouting community, but for our listeners who are perhaps not familiar with the pieces that you publish for baseball prospectus, what other reasons have you been able to identify that can help us account for the lack of representation at the position? Well, I think maybe one of the factors might be something that AJ mentioned, which is just a lack of representation. Like if you don't see players, if you don't see catchers that look like you on TV, maybe it's not the first position you think of when you're going into baseball. Maybe it's not what you think you should do. Maybe you are excited about Barry Bonds instead and you want to be an outfielder. That's one factor. I think Scott's do play a huge role, I think maybe player development plays some role as well in terms of potentially pushing players in one direction or another. I think it.

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"major league" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

07:04 min | 1 year ago

"major league" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

"Choose an NPR member station and give them a nice indie via donation, helping NPR stations is the best way to support the indicator so that we can keep bringing you our stories about the economy. Once again, donate dot NPR dot org slash indicator. Thank you very much. NPR. Stacey, tell me if you know this song. Now. Okay. What about this? Duh. Charge. Charge. I hope you enjoyed that because that is possibly the only baseball we're gonna get for a while. We're talking about baseball today and baseball might not be a game that you associate with wintertime. But this time of year, a lot is actually happening with the sport. Players are gearing up for spring training, free agents are signing a $1 million deals. Except right now, none of that is happening, because the players are in a conflict with team owners over what else Adrian money. And as a result, the owners have instituted a lockout. Jim duchess remembers the last time this happened about 30 years ago. That's because at the time he was a pitcher for the Houston Astros. Typically in the wintertime I'd be going down to the astrodome for workouts and getting ready for the season. Well, once they lock you out, that's not available. But you know, elite athletes, they have to stay in shape. They have to go somewhere to practice. So they end up at the local batting cages. It was kind of surreal because we're in there doing our thing. And to the right, and there's all these moms just pumping these quarters into the pitching machine while juniors in there. These like ten year old kids that someday want to be big leaguers and we're over to the left trying to get ready to play a major league season. I mean, obviously this is a very sweet and comical, but not an ideal situation if you're a professional baseball player, but you know sometimes that is what happens when two monopolies collide. This is the indicator from planet money. I'm Stacy Vic Smith. And I'm Adrian ma, the law generally doesn't like a monopoly. But there are exceptions and baseball is one of them. Today on the show, why that is, and how a hundred year old case set the stage for baseball's labor unrest today. Support for NPR and the following message come from burrow, a new kind of furniture company focused on easy to assemble modular designs with timeless mid century and contemporary style. Borough uses premium durable materials like responsibly forested hardwood, top grain Italian leather, and recycled polyester, best of all, every single order ships free from a sprawling sectional, right down to a tasteful side table. Listeners can take $75 off today at burrow dot com slash indicator. The root of the current dispute between Major League Baseball owners and players stems in part from the fact that MLB is a monopoly organization. And what that fundamentally means is they're the only producer of their product. Nobody competes with them. Andrew zimbalist is a sports economist at Smith college in Massachusetts. And what he means is, you know, for the MLB, there is no serious competition. There's no rival league out there threatening to steal his fan base. And you could say the same thing about the NBA and basketball, the NHL and hockey, NFL and football. Yes, but unlike those other sports, baseball's status as a monopoly has been kind of enshrined in legal history. To understand how we have to go back to the very early days of American baseball. When baseball was first starting as you can imagine, it didn't require a lot of resources to put a baseball team on the field. There's a lot of open urban area for one back in the 1870s and 1880s. They didn't require that the city built them a $1 billion stadium. She just went out and you played, you organized competition. And there was lots of competition. And while all this competition was really good for the sports popularity, it pretty quickly became really annoying for the owners of the national and American League. So those are the two leagues that would later combine to become Major League Baseball. So the problem was to make money they have to attract fans, but to do that, they have to attract the best players. Or at least the best white players they were willing to hire in the context of a super segregated sport. And so the bidding war starts. And all of a sudden, the salaries which had been well controlled, now they start getting out of control. And the league's realized they're doing this to each other. And they said, well, you know what? Rather than being enemies, let's just work together. So they agreed to stay out of each other's turf and not poach each other's players. And this sort of scratch my back I scratch yours approach worked for a little while until another rival showed up on the scene. Something called the federal league. And the national and American leagues saw this and they moved to snuff it out. They offered buyouts to a lot of the federal league owners to make them go away. Except there was this one team that did not want to play ball. It was the Baltimore terrapins, and it brought a lawsuit under the Sherman antitrust act, which prohibits monopolies in interstate commerce. And when the case eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922, the justices unanimously kind of kicked dirt in the terrapin space. The Supreme Court decides that baseball is not subject to the antitrust laws. It doesn't engage in interstate commerce. All of those decisions were nonsensical. So they said this business is not a business. Business is not a business. They're doing it for fun. They don't engage in interstate commerce. The court says, yes, okay, these teams do travel around the country playing games for money, but somehow that is not. Technically, commerce. And ipso ergo, antitrust law does not apply. What do you think was going on in their heads that made them arrive at that conclusion? Baseball itself was the national pastime. It was the obsession of large numbers of people in the United States. This was a rival league that was trying to stir things up and the justices saw this as something that was threatening the stability of this cultural iconic activity. This decision a hundred years ago gave Major League Baseball essentially an antitrust exemption, a green light to continue anti competitive practices. And in later years, MLB would actually be sued two more times on antitrust grounds and both times the Supreme Court said, look, that first decision, maybe it was a bad decision, but it's precedent. So we're not gonna mess with it. And then when other sports leagues have tried to claim a similar exemption courts have said, no way. So.

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"major league" Discussed on Takeline

Takeline

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"major league" Discussed on Takeline

"What do you have to say. Direct democracy has let me down again. Carolers ice skaters donald ostrich. I'll be watching. I'll be supporting you can't say not on ordering people here. Pandering directly pandering to the big week sack cat television executives all the way out of code. We salute you It is why the irony. I did not even think of the irony of direct democracy killing elaborate here. And now we move to the kendra versus rene and our final prompt. Are you ready. Give it to me. Who else can. I have set so recently recently came to light that the cousin of nicki massage the friend of the cousin of nicki minaj may or may not have experienced symptoms that were related to the kovic vaccine and those symptoms. Apparently were the swelling of the testicles. Now whether or not that's true and we believe it to be false. It is spoken with some authority by various health officials that that is not a thing that happens your question. What will be the next fake symptom. Your cousin gets from the vaccine kendra. We'll see i was speaking my cousin this weekend. And they let me acceded and you know what happened there. Now to employed their job just keeps having them come in because they are vaccinated. May they lost some people because they had to be fired because they were not acceded. And you know can't have those people interacting customers And so now instead of working her standard thirty nine hours a week. A thirty miles per cut off for the health insurance. They never give an forty too much valujet. Too much employment. Rene what will be the next fake symptom. Your cousin gets from. The vaccine is crazy. Because i was talking to my cousin this morning. Till what's about it is that they told me something wild when they got the vaccine all the sudden people start to attack them and say that they were ignorant and they used to say that they don't know what's going on when you get the vaccine a symptom is that you will get trolled by people that apparently no more science than the scientists and that you're going to be bullied and you're gonna be attacked for wanting to protect yourself and your family look. It was crazy when my cousin told me this morning. But it's really happening out here. So i don't know if there's a fake symptom or fake news or what but it's happening out here to my cousin and it must be stopped. Did you suggest they leave their twitter account. Should they should do that in general. Let's go to the voting reminder for everyone who is a voting member and participating direct roxie. You were voting for the winner today. You are voting for the winner in this round and be will it be kendra. Who recently spoke to her cousin and her and her cousin said listen. Here's the thing that happened to me. I got the vaccine. And now i'm working too much. I have benefits now. I have dental. I envision. i hope. That's the case. I have the little spending card. That takes the money out. Pre-tax maybe i have a four one k. Or a roth ira or something like that. I can see the doctor with one of those thirty to fifty dollar co pays and and that happened to me or will it be relied. Who says i spoke to my cousin and my cousin says Symptoms they're experiencing is that they are being attacked four being ignorant and taking the vaccine in general and not taking one of our safe and well researched medicines like anything that you give a horse for any of the various equine maladies. That are out there. Crazy out here. Voting is taking place now. Let me just say winner. Votes are coming in. Let me just say like everybody that i know who is one of these very. I won't take the vaccine. I need to do my research. People are like the people that i would hang out with that. I've seen like like by drugs from someone. They kept the drugs like in their sock. And snort lake some powder they they got out of someone sock and now you're going to do research get at are the winner votes. We have one vote for rene. We have another vote for rene. We have one vote for kendra to votes for name vote kendra for the win. Another vote coming in. We got those three dots. This is so exciting. Folks is a sweep. All of the following votes are for our winner of takes survivor. The week of monday september twentieth dummy. You know i have to say that. I'm sorry to my cousin. For putting their business all out in the streets kendra hope. Your cousin is good. elijah. I'm sorry that direct democracy did this to you in zuri. I'm sorry that we couldn't win. But i'm having to be here on take survivor and get another dub. It's been a minute okay. Folks that has been it for survivor. Join us next time to see who will win..

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07:47 min | 1 year ago

"major league" Discussed on Takeline

"Pretty surprising threads aren't out there and do you know what they were trying to gather like. I'm going to go. Pros do like under the seats like that. I do not know and no one was able to answer that. Because the astros deny it but the mariners like no really those were there we cover them up and we played the game so i would say there's just an unlimited supply of weird stuff and allegations things that i tried to get to the bottom of as many as i could. I followed every thread. That i could. But there's so many and some of them just don't still don't quite add up the astros faced some there is five million dollar fine draft picks forfeited front office suspensions. But i think a lot of people. And i think the general consensus is that the punishments were not strong enough. Do you get that sense. Is that the consensus. And two were the penalties be harsher if not for the pandemic. That's interesting question on the one of where they strong enough. This is one where the commissioner's office is actually in a tricky spot. Because it's the players association in this case would fight every suspension and then it was the players who were saying you know the opponents who were saying. You didn't punish the astros players enough or at all really. So if you're the commissioner on that one you like your union wouldn't have let me so if you get how from a bargaining standpoint. That was a tricky one. It wasn't great optics because there was a crime. Committed to the sport and the players weren't punished. I mean manfred. Is there primarily to be aggressively khun confrontational with the union. Like so it is a weird to be like i. I don't know. I don't know if that's an interesting point. I think in that one. He knew he's also been negotiating with them for like thirty years and he knew i can either put out this report on one day in january. Try to put this behind where we can fight these one. By one and battle suspensions for players In his things going to drag on forever says a pr standpoint. There may have been a pr miscalculation because it was seen to be not harsh enough. But i think that was the calculation and also because they don't have subpoena power They felt like they had to in order to conduct an investigation. They had to offer immunity. Tried anyone coming in and testifying basically so that's all it why it happened. And then when other players said it wasn't harsh enough That was a gut check. Didn't feel harsh enough. But i'm not sure what can do you know. It's interesting because you talked about the players union and when the players are involved in an fraction it makes it a little interesting because the players union is supposed to be fighting for the players so now that you talked about the position the commissioners in. I'm curious then. The executive committee members of the players union like what was their stance on it. Then if the commissioner can't really come down as hard as he would want to because of the protection of the committee like what was their stance in it. He's are great questions and there are the right ones for the commission the sense because like would it really have been impossible or you're saying it was impossible. Did you pull the executive committee. These are great questions. I can tell you that The executive board which of course changes year to year. And i'm thinking of the players who even right there. It would have been complicated for example garrett cole was on the executive board. He wasn't damned. I'm just is like an intellectual exercise. Will call was an astro in the final. Two years of the astros cheating. He wasn't a hitter but he was a teammate. With these guys who did it. Now he's a yankee. The yankees are mad about this He answers the works for yankee management but he also works on behalf of as a member of the executive board. He works on behalf of the astros players. So he's job in the executive board would be to advocate for l. To date and not be punished so where that almost makes your head spin although complicated dynamics like how would he come down on that would astros players In dodger players on the executive board be opposed to one another. Could the commissioner have gathered that information and dealt with with the union before making his decision. Now that is a. I think you're hitting on where there might be some room to question the process. Because i can tell you from reporting the decision to offer. Immunity happened really quickly. There was like a day or so after that athletic report came out. The commissioner's office was thinking. Okay what do we do. How do we deal with this. Then they were thinking. Is there any way we can get this information without meeting the players. Can we talk to the managers who aren't represented by the union. Can we get all the full story from an ex coach or something like that and they eventually just like nap. Forget it. we're just gonna do what we usually do. Which is awesome unity to talk. And and that's what we're going to. So that's what they did but that decision was made quickly enough with that diligence. That you guys are talking about yeah Those are fair questions for melby. We recently saw some attention. That mets yankees subway series francisco endure whistling signs benches cleared in the course of your reporting in the course of you covering what are the rumors about the state of sign stealing right now. Who's doing it. is it happening. And how greg question. I actually strongly believe that the astros scandal had a chilling effect on the most serious kinds of science dealing because it was a gut check and how many players thought it was wrong. Now they think about it more and also now. A lot of this came from the new technology from high speed cameras to instant replay on the past decade. And it was like all. These new toys did skill scientists for a couple of years and now players have had the chance to reflect on it so i would be surprised if was going on in two thousand seventeen eighteen and nineteen around the league and and to be clear the astros were the worst but other teams are playing in the gray area of this stuff including the yankees and dodgers mmediately. Their themselves admitted there in the grey areas. Now what we saw the yankees mets gandhi. You mentioned was Taiwan walker Tipping his pitches meaning. He's doing something with his actual body chose to throw right and Someone yankee dugout either whistled show was tipping or didn't depending on who you believe but so that's if he was doing that that's actually illegal against the rules and as part of the poll package with the astros redoing but because it didn't involve technology It wouldn't be the kind of violation that would rice level sandal. And it's often the kind of thing that one player can do on his own. Doesn't require a systemic organizational culture. Right it can just be juan de to the yankee relievers. Who it was. He might have seen some like yo fastball. And it's not like the gm and the manager were involved right so that that obviously again it's hard to prove a negative and i'd hate to you know sit here and say that something's not happening and we just discovered it yet but talking to players interacting with offices. I really don't think there's serious electronic signs thing going on right now. The pandemic put a chilling effect on a little. Because you literally couldn't use the clubhouse in the same way because of the code protocols but also just the morality the players now cnn after the astros the book is cheated the inside story of the astros colorful history of signs. Stealing is available now. Where.

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Takeline

08:36 min | 1 year ago

"major league" Discussed on Takeline

"Away was in but as luck. Whatever jason boy did. La in washington release. Is your new york. Liberty are in the playoffs. They secure that acu man what let's go with a twelve and twenty let listen One ten more games last season which is great. Okay well let me. Just say this. I you never see you will sometimes see it in a situation like this where it's like such and such team needs this team to lose the negative that happens i have. I can't remember the last time i saw where you needed to teams to lose for you to get in and then that team got in. That said free at the snuck. Forget this this is this is the way. The system works in the system york liberties of the play offs baby. And i love it. I love it. Whoever are in the play offs. And look like i said i'm bringing bringing a in because they lynn dream dreamlike. I talked about. I'm still ripping as you see. We didn't make the playoffs but fourteen to make the playoffs with a twelve twenty record. I think it was like a point. Thirty four wins in the lowest ever in wnba history but some that was something that is momentum. It's like. I agree with you and you know what i'm hearing. I'm the liberty made history. That's i mean you know it's a fact and like you said y'all face now. The number five of team. The phoenix mercury in a single nation game. So i don't know. I consider things like that. You know where everyone talks about it in sports. I don't care how skilled you are. It always takes a little luck to win a championship. It's yes always and sometimes the love could be just as simple as your team staying healthy because that's that's very fortunate if you have a healthy team at the end of the year we see all the time. Nba wmba people are struggling to the finish line. Trying to stay healthy be healthy. So the new york liberty there little bit of luck was that on the last day of the regular season. Two teams did not win. And they're in. I don't know jason. But i think that's momentum so in this single limitation game where you only have to win one game to get into the next round. What are your thoughts on that. i mean. well. Listen i'm excited. I'm excited for the team. I'm hoping diana tarazi to your point about injuries. And i she listen i. It's an opportunity to get a to get a little extra rest for her. She's not feeling up to it. Maybe don't play. Oh okay listen. I the fact that the liberty and the knicks have both been in the postseason in calendar year. I don't take it lightly. That's a good point. Yes yes we snuck in. But like i'm not one of these rings or nothing people like i've seen my team struggle for so long that i just want to be in the mix. I just love being in the mix. I love seeing the postseason. If we get trounced okay that happened. But we were in the mix for the knicks. Listen it was disappointing. Luzia course but being in the mix having home court like is. That is a thing that i have experienced all too rarely in my phantom shine following a new york professional basketball so i just enjoy it like i just enjoy it. Bring on the highway to see it. I liked that to that point. I agree. I think that there there can be growth without winning a championship. Of course when you're on those programs that are used to winning of course this championship or bus. But everybody ain't able. I wanted to ask you something though. Jason there's been a lot of talk. The nba was doing as well. But there's been a lot of talk about single elimination games in professional sports. What are your thoughts on that. Because there's been an. I see y'all tweets. I don't know which i'll want me to do. I can't change the playoff format. But i've seen fans tweet me that they don't like the playoff format of a single emanation. Because in pro sports we need to do series to determine. Who's the best team over extended amount of time. What are your thoughts on a single elimination games. I love the drama and the excitement is off the charts. Always because you get you get the absolute highest amount of effort and buy in from jump in a single game that said me personally. I like a series whether it's five or seven game series even three i. I wanna see the better team move on or the team that had the most answers for the other team move on. I just i love the excitement again. But there's a level of flu penis in a single elimination that to me while it's exciting is unfair to both teams. What are you saying. I think it's tough. I feel like the single elimination. Let's leave it for march madness. That's what martin madness march madness that you could have a number one team. Look my yukon team. This is what i was terrified of. We were the number seed going into my senior year. We were undefeated. Hadn't lost a game. I'm terrified because that does not matter in the nc double a. championships because whether or not we won lost one game or zero games if somebody beat us in the round of thirty two or sixty four. We're outta there. It doesn't matter in so to me. It's like oh you work all season long for a certain ranking and then you could get knocked out like you said on the flute game. We had a shooting night. But we're clearly the better team said that. Yeah having said that i get why the wnba did it. I get why again the business we. I'm just so that people can understand you get why the business did it because single emanation brings all the drama that you talk about. It brings the excitement. It brings the heartbreak and it brings the fans mad. And i don't know but if the fans are mad or happy it doesn't matter they're invested in so that you can get out of that the better so i get it for business wise but as a player if i if i earned a certain seed i wanna be able to play out and see where we go from here. I'm hopeful like the nba. Moving from a five game opening series. Two seven game series throughout that to your point. This is a way to generate excitement. Get people invested. Get new is watching the sport and maximizing the opportunity for them to witness something really dramatic and that over time we will get those series because to me like as a sports fan is a fan of basketball to me like this the strategic play the counters the changes the way teams mismatches. The adjustments that's all part of the experience of following the spore in his like the depth. And you realize like how much thought goes into these. The preparation for these m. are have a bad game and then back in and you know they're going to bounce back and kill like so. I hope that we get to a point where we we can see that earlier in the w playoffs and real quick. I want to just break down the the playoff matchup so that people can understand so the first round that single elimination that we're talking about. There's two games. Your new york liberty against the phoenix mercury as we talked about and then on the other side of the bracket the dallas wings are going to be playing against the chicago sky single elimination so the winners of those gains will go on for another single elimination. Round game seattle's waiting for the winner of the new york. Liberty phoenix matchup in the minnesota's waiting for the winner of the dallas chicago match up. Then the winner of that ground will go on to now a best of five series so think about the as of single elimination single elimination. Best of five. That's pretty wild. And then the connecticut sun we'll be waiting on the winner of that seattle game and then the vegas ace's will.

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Takeline

07:38 min | 1 year ago

"major league" Discussed on Takeline

"Three last week. Usa gymnasts stars simone biles alley razman and michaela. Rony and maggie nicols testified before the senate on the sexual abuse investigation involving the former usa gymnastics team. Dr larry nassar. The gymnasts sauce received an apology from fbi director. Christopher ray for the handling of the case however data policy is far from the justice the hundreds of female literally hundreds hundreds over two hundred female gymnasts deserve after nasser's widespread abuse. What's alarming here. Is that not only did. Usa gymnastics do an awful job in their handling of this case but now we find out. The fbi also failed in numerous ways. One of the fbi agents handling the case has been fired. The other was able to retire without receiving any punishment. I guess the question is. Why has this system continued to fail these athletes. Yeah i mean look. People are starting to see more more but athletic. Sports is a business. Athletes are seen as a product. So when you start to think in those terms of gymnastics is the business. So that everyone's gonna make sure that the businesses okay. You have to make sure the businesses running. We have to get to the olympics. We have to perform. We have to excel well if the product is surf suffering like the athlete. Even when you think about emotions. Mental health is now a thing that's talked about a lot but if you look at the history of sports mental health has never been a thing for athletes. because we're the product riposted just perform and be almost mechanic. You see the nfl. What they're doing now with the celebrations like athletes and their personalities in their feelings are not a part of the business that that's like the real answer that people just don't it's simple and his and you can look at it across all of sports. How athletes are treated how their mental health is treated how their feelings are treated. Athletes get thrown away. Left and right. Isaiah isaiah thomas for the boston celtics. We'd all know his story. His sister passed away during the playoffs. In what did he do. He played in the playoffs in bassett. Nobody from the celtics told him. No man take care of yourself. We got you next. No-one said that because why they traded him away the very next season even though he gave his blood sweat and all of his tears to that organization and even after he pleaded to stay with them. So i gave all those examples to say that. When you look at sports and how it's managed the business is the only thing that matters to a lot of people and so the women didn't. I think you could argue. In in the specific case of isaiah thomas that and i think you could argue very persuasively that that the reputation that that organization got from that has stayed with them and has had a chilling effect on the way players. I think view the celtics. The thing is with the nba. The you have thirty teams. There's a players association. There's choices like usa gymnastics. They're the only game in town. These athletes had no choice. But to work through this organization that was simultaneously covering up the crimes of larry nassar and other coaches who had stepped over the line either. Abusing athletes verbally physically. Or what have you i. I keep thinking about The criticism of simone biles during the olympics. It's and and the fact that here. We are twenty twenty one. This is years now after the fallout from this case years after nassar was committing these crimes without any seeming penalty to him and where are the former execs from usa gymnastics. Where why is it. Always simone and michaela and allie razman out there talking about what happened. They of already been the focus of this already spoken at length about what happened here in the spotlight all the time. They were criticized no matter what they do despite having lived through all this stuff. What about the people like who actually allowed this to go on that actually like were people with some sort of management power within. us agent. Why is it that we never hear from them. Any of these like anyone any question. Where are they now. Basically in a sense of. I think the us gymnastics. They need to clean house. Top the bottom. Clean it all out. It's rotten there. It stinks is right like there's nothing like the more that these gymnasts talk the more that i'm like. How like how did so many people to your point. That works for usa gymnastics. How how do you know what's going on like see. That's what i'm like an. I know myself so i just like i can speak first hand. I know if i was management. Look i'm an executive right now for the atlanta dream if i get a even a wealth of something fishy like that like something crazy like that. I'm setting it off like i'm a set it off. I'm a ring the alarm. i'm a set it off. I don't care about this season. And i think that people are starting to realize that about us. Two things have to function certain way. People have to function a certain way a professional manner. We don't care otherwise like the sports is is a certain thing that is we're talking about these women's lives in a sense of you know listening to ali talk and i i was on the bob. Costas show with her and listen to her talk. She said after they talked to the senator after they do an interview. And after they relive what happened she says sometimes she's struggles for two weeks afterwards. She's de habilitated sometimes. Can't move just it's still there. This is still a real thing in their world is not like. Oh yeah. That happened before now. These women are being strong in telling their story. They are being strong telling their story. But these women are still hurt. Why do they have to be the only ones constantly telling their story. I feel like it's you know at this point. We're continuing to put them through it. You know what. I mean like i again. Like where are any of the executives that were involved in in usa or with the us. olympic committee. Like who who dealt with usa gymnastics. Who were there at the time that this was going. What did they know about it. What can they say about it. What what reforms have been put in place. How did this slip through. Because reports were filed. Like people show report commissioned courts were filed people later. Come out knew about this before it broke. It was constantly being suppressed. The fbi agent in charge. Who was fired was fired because he was asked. Why do they knew about the case. And then he later lied on interview and then he's been let go but wherever any of these people to talk about what happened because from the perspective of the athletes. We understand what happened. They had no power in that situation to alter anything that was happening to change like. They did what they were supposed to do. They competed and they survive the situation. But who what about any of the people at the controls. It's just wild to me that we don't hear from them is wild in the hole. So to that point the entire board of.

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10:26 min | 1 year ago

"major league" Discussed on The Lead