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What we know about start of MLB spring training
"As we get closer to opening day of the 2021 Major League Baseball season spring training games start today, with covert restrictions in place fans will be able to take in spring training action is exhibition games get going this afternoon Opening day a month away from Major League Baseball, the reigning World Series champs, the L. A Dodgers will take on their in state rival, the Oakland Athletics to open up their spring training slate. Cactus League squads in Arizona, like the Dodgers and Daisy will be able to keep to a fairly similar scheduled two years passed. Despite the pandemic, however, Grapefruit League teams in Florida have been put into separate pods. Toe limit travel across the state ball. Clubs that are based on the West Coast. Will play 28 games with East Coast teams getting 24 on their schedule, making up the rest and interest squad matchups. Mad
Fresh update on "major league" discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show
"Is a good hitter first. Smart here knows the strike zone doesn't chase a lot of bad pitches. Historically, that's coming out of college and limited minor league time so far, but He just has the right way to go about doing his business. 31 he takes a strike. I think he thought that was Ball four. Either that or he's shaking his head. I should have swung at it. It's a combination I'll go with because it was a 31 slight him and it was up in the zone. So you know White Sox baseball is on ESPN 1000 due to Major league baseball restrictions, The game is blacked out in your area, You will be able to listen to ESPN 1000 Chicago's home for sports when the White Sox game is completed, for now follow along on Twitter at ESPN White socks. White Sox baseball is on ESPN 1000 due to Major league baseball restrictions. The game is blacked out in your area, You will be able to listen to ESPN 1000 Chicago's home for sports when the White Sox game is completed for now follow along on Twitter at ESPN. 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Thierry Henry steps down as CF Montreal coach, cites family reasons
"We have to again on this. Show point out that humanity trump soccer right. I mean if you read gary statement and leaving club montreal. He it's not about the competition side. It's not about the. It's not about his aspirations as a manager. it's about his life. it's about his children. it's about his family. It's about a pandemic that has robbed so much from all of us is about saying i have to do. What's right for me. And you know what. I'm sitting here in a basement in kansas city. understand man. Terry loved having you in this league would have loved to have you here still But we completely get it. Go do what's right for you and your family. And i think they see with anri. Listen we hope first off as you said. Everything's okay with his family and he's able to get back to them and be comfortable and be happy again and then the other is you know. It's unfortunate him leaving this league now but he has been agreed basseterre for mls as a player and then when he left and went back to europe. And so we'll continue to do that so you're not are always going to be involved in around major league soccer because he has been now for ten almost ten years and he'll continue to do that in europe you you'd you'd think and if he can coach and manage their it can continue to push that. Which is we talked about. Porno on the last show and patrick vieira jesse martian. What guys are doing over there in tehran. We will continue to be a part of that
Mariners top prospect Jarred Kelenic accuses team of doing exactly what ousted president said it would
"Public with his frustrations, fears. Cuomo's Bill Swartz, Jared Kalinic, and his agent believed the 21 year old outfielder has been kept off the Mariners Major league roster because of his refusal to accept a long term deal from the franchise. Both men told USA Today they believe Kalinic is being punished, especially after comments were made by former EMS team president Kevin Mother in a Bellevue Rotary Club speech. But Seattle GM Jerry DiPoto insist Kalinic will get a call up when he's ready for the majors. Jared Kalinic, his plane, I said this publicly played 21 games. Above able is 21 years old. He's already on an accelerated path. And whether we did or did not offer him a contract was a relevant to his development. Meanwhile, the full Mariner squad hit the practice field in Arizona today in a career filled with
Twitch's Recent Sports Properties Show Longterm Plan for the Platform
"On Sports properties and recently we've seen big moves towards that goal. I'm a dream since the Esports minute from E Sports Network, which is of course the home for Esports now will always be the platforms origination. But clearly the platform has been evolving firstly. There is a massive rise in just chatting as a category and in a lot more casual games and politicians using the platform. So there's that Evolution but there's also the evolution towards traditional Sports and we've seen this as well during the time when Twitches found Newfound competition, there are major leagues and major creators that are moving off platform over the last two years while the mixer experiment Network YouTube live has snatched up the CDL and o w l will also grabbing some big streamers in the process, but I honestly don't think twitch really cares that much they still are the dominant force in the mark. And command the largest audiences plus they have these grander plans. This isn't really a super controversial take twitch has been experimenting with more traditional sports events on the platform for the last few years. Most notably Thursday football games Coast trained with creators from the last few weeks two pieces of news have shown Twitches interest in traditional Sports and how it's continuing one was FIBA and the other was the kickoff of the fan control football game. Let's start with viva viva is the international basketball association the Federation dial international basketball amateur is where the FIBA acronym came from and now it's just the international basketball association today. They signed a multi-year deal with twitch people as far away from the NBA when it comes to viewership or relevance, but it does around the qualifying tournament for basketball at the Olympics as well as the bass World Cup and the World Cup and Hoops is definitely not the same as the World Cup in soccer, but it's still an important Sports property as part of the deal with twitch feeble broadcast 600 hours of basketball games on Twitch every year wage. Also be lighting up deals with Co streamers and creating more interactivity during broadcasts that interactivity is what twitch could offer and is also makes the fan control Football League pretty unique. The FCF is a new property that is not a few weeks on Twitch to pretty good viewership. It's cool because fans call the plays live during the game literally they vote on them and then the team runs them fans also have control over branding and player decision as well. The FCF utilizes Twitches ability for interactivity to basically play Madden in real life. Even Johnny Manziel is in the league for now. These are basically see tears Sports properties, but they show a month for twitch going forward the next time the meteorites come up for one of the major sports leagues Twitches definitely going to be having discussions. They've already cut in by having some of the NFL
Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather under fire for comments, releases statement
"Go badly for that team. Generally it does otherwise. That would not be talking about that team. Because they never do anything right. They never do anything good. So if I'm talking about the Mariners, and I'm talking about their president and their CEO, Kevin Mather. He probably did something really stupid. And then he and they are probably about to get wrecked for it. And if I'm talking about the president and the CEO, talking to the Bellevue Breakfast, Rotary Club It's gonna go horribly for everybody, and that's pretty much the result of him running his yap to the Rotarians earlier this month. You see, he was speaking to the breakfast Rotary Club on February 5th. Those comments became public yesterday and immediately went viral. So why is that? It's because, he said, the quiet part out loud and said so on pretty much every single topic imaginable. Like you know, the speech to the Rotary Club where nobody ever says anything noteworthy? You know what's an all timer when you've got a guy like that, having to issue a statement, which includes the following line, and I quote I've been on the phone most of the day today, apologizing to the many people I have insulted, hurt or disappointed in speaking at a recent online event. Unquote at a boy Ste. Hot champ. How the hell could anything that happens at the Rotary Club go so horribly that you have to spend a day apologizing to all the people they even salted and hurt or disappointed. I mean, how dumb would you have to be? How bad would that speech have to be to warrant an apology like that? A statement like that from the CEO of an MLB team answer. Really, really dumb. And a really horrible speech. The hell was this guy thinking anyway? Clearly he wasn't my man's mouth was simply on autopilot. Check out what he said about that stuff about the fact that he admitted there was no way that he was going to call it their top prospects last season. Not because they weren't good enough, but because the team wanted to manipulate this service time if our major league team had had a Cupid outbreak. Or, you know injuries and we had to call people up from the taxi squad. We were a little short on players because there was no chance you were going to see these young players at T Mobile part. We weren't going to put him on the 40 man roster. We weren't going to start the service time clock. There were all kinds of reasons that if we would have had injury problems or a covert outbreak You might have seen my big tummy out there in left field. You would not have seen our young players are prospects playing in T Mobile Park. Check this dude out. I'm gonna gloss over the fact that a grown ass man An adult just used the phrase my big tummy. In public. I mean, normally, that'd be one of the more offensive things in a speech like that doesn't even crack the top 10 here. Honestly, the fact that he's openly admitting to being happy to putting a lesser version of his own team on the field in order to manipulate service time isn't even the most egregious a fence from this dope. I mean, we already know that goes on. We already know that a bunch of major league teams do that. But this moron is the only one admitting it in public and going on record with it. Except he wasn't done. He had more. Like saying that Kyle Seager is quote overpaid and that this would be his last year with the team. Like that's cool. I guess I'm not saying the Seeker has been lighting the world on fire. But maybe you don't hop on a zoom call with the Bellevue Rotary Club and put one of your key players on blast like that. And he wasn't done not by a long shot because he had some thoughts that he wanted to get off his chest about the second ranked prospect in the organization, Julio Rodriguez. Julio Rodriguez has got a personality bigger than all of you combined. He is he is loud he is his English is not tremendous. Good Take, bro. Good. Take Got a huge personality bigger than all of you. But his English is not tremendous. Yeah, I'm sure that's not the first time you've said that and I guarantee it won't be the last. But first he had more than you want to say about Rodriguez, because why merely irritate Why merely irritate one of your best prospects when you can go in on him and really piss him off. Everybody, says 2021. He won't be here till 2022 or 2023. Fantastic kid. Really big on social media. He loves toe. Get out in front. He loves the Mariners. That's a tremendous approach. Right? Everybody says we'll be calling this guy this year. The hell we will maybe next year. And you know what? Maybe even the year after that. Make sure we keep on sucking before he gets here. Why bring him up? You might help us. I love that he chases that with quote. Ah, fantastic kid. Really big on social
Spring Training 2021: MLB's Plan To Prevent Outbreaks
"Jeff. What's the plan around health and safety to get to something resembling normal in spring training. I mean there's a hundred page document that lays out an extremely granular fashion. What baseball is trying to do to prevent outbreaks and you remember pablo. We talked about last year. We saw with the miami marlins with saint louis. Cardinals teams are susceptible to that. I will say a very positive thing. That happened already is major league. Baseball's first round of intake testing where they had four thousand three hundred thirty six tests. They didn't give the number of tests subjects but among those tests only thirteen came back positive. It's a very very small number. If there is an outbreak pablo it would not surprise me at all considering the way that people at spring training or around one. Another so much but They are abiding by distancing protocols. They're limiting the number of players. Nobody's allowed to go out. And the hope is that over time as players get vaccinated that will change but for the time being. It's very similar to the way that they operated toward the end of last season.
Mariners president Mather apologizes for remarks
"Mariners President Kevin Ma Ther, um, has had to apologize Sunday night after wide ranging comments he made two Rotary Club surfaced earlier this month and He says he wants apologized every member of the organization. But in his remarks the CEO of the Mariners I mean, it's unbelievable, said this about former Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, who was hired this past January as a coach with the club and about his need for translators and in his English skills is what he said to the Rotary Club in Bellevue. Washington, For instance, we just rehired Iwakuma. It was a picture for us. Wonderful human being his English was terrible. Mother said. He wants to get back into the game. He came to us. We quite frankly want him as a scout interpreter, Blah blah. Here, he's here says I'm going to say I'm tired of paying his interpreter when he was a player. We pay you a coma X, but it also have to pay 75,000 year. Have an interpreter with him. His English suddenly got better is English. Got better when we told him that I mean, really The CEO of a major League sports franchise, and you're gonna complain about paying and an interpreter 75 grand. Are you kidding me? And this is what he had to say about Mariners prospect. Who? Your Rodriguez, who's the number nine overall prospect in baseball, according to ESPN. Who your Rodriguez has a bigger personality and all of you combined. He's loud. His English is not tremendous. What? And by the way, this is the same guy. Mariners CEO who had to workplace complaints filed against him by female employees who left the team and he gets promoted to CEO and president. So I mean, come on, man.
N.B.A. Announces All-Star Game Plans In Atlanta Despite Player Objections
"This. I am Tony D. All right, so it looks like the N B. A is going to be holding its All Star game in Atlanta. That date is on March. 7. Players don't want to be there. But the MBA thinks it's the right thing to do. Adam Silver wants to hold it. They'll be very limited fans in attendance. They're gonna honor the historical black colleges. So they're gonna have about 1000. People in attendance are going to donate 2.5 million to the historical black colleges, which is a good thing to do. However, the players don't really want to go to the All Star game, and fans are wondering if it should be held it given that we're still in this pandemic, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are going to be all star captains for this game. Look, I understand where this league is coming from A mean despite its charitable givings. It wants to hold an All Star game. It wants to make some revenue off of it from the television contract in the television obligation, it feels like it's an event. It could run be run safely, but it's not really concerned about the look of what an All Star game is. An All Star game is not just An entertainment vehicle, right? It is not just inopportune itty for you. We is fans to watch the best go up against the best The All Star game now and you because you can see this in Major league Baseball as well is becoming just a period of time to celebrate the sport. Like the city that the All Star game is in becomes party central. There's a lot of elements players that aren't in the All Star game, go to the All Star game anyway, because it's a fun time to sort of have, you know to let loose. Have a good time. All the All Star game is going on. There's almost like a relaxed break. This is going to be completely different. The city of Atlanta is not going to be rocking and rolling with the whole bunch of things to do. There's not gonna be the social aspect of the All Star game. I could understand why players don't want to go. I could. I could totally understand It's yet another game and yet another risk that they take by maybe getting this virus. It's another safety protocol. They gotta go through rather than maybe going home and quarantining there for whatever break that they're on. That being said, these leagues are starting to find out that their opportunities to maximize any sort of revenue stream they can is slim. And so there's an opportunity to make a little money on the television rights and the obligations that you've got to roll the All Star game. Adam Silver's gonna hold the All Star game, all the charities and all the things that they're doing off the court are good. But in the end, I think this is about revenue. And so they don't really care whether
Padres, Tatis agree on 14 years, $340M
"The padres straight gay fernando tatis ton fourteen years three forty according to our jeff passan key indicator here is kia said before when you give machado money you give harper money. You pull those guys all switch teams. They know something about fernando tatis. He's only twenty two years old. Yeah he's young and he's shown and these establish yourself he's becoming a huge fan favorite in major league baseball something that the boring sport certainly. You're right when he's at the dish or in the field he's kind of like a must watch guy and they definitely need that as the pod tried to creep closer to keys dodge relies. How big us for shortstop. He's my size playing short. He's got good genes dad quite the player as well. His son i think is going to be a little bit better safe to say that
Staten Island Yankees lose MLB affiliation
"Staten Island Yankees are no more. The announcement came a few months back that the minor league team was going to lose its affiliation, but it was made official yesterday. Major League Baseball removed the Staten Island single a club from its list of minor league teams. That team never quite generated the money needed to keep it going. Borough President Jimmy Otto says he hopes to be able to make an announcement about baseball, continuing its Staten Island's minor league stadium. In the next 4 to 8
MLB announces revised 2021 Spring Training schedule
"Major league baseball announcing this afternoon. A revised two thousand twenty one spring training schedule with times. Cactus league teams like the reds are gonna play twenty. Eight came across thirty days with two off days and grapefruit. League clubs will play a regionalized scheduled. To mitigate travel afford the reds. They will start now. A day later than was originally planned reds playing the indians in goodyear on february the twenty eighth. We are sixteen days away from that. They'll have a day off on saturday march. Sixth on monday march twenty second. Finish up the cactus league on monday. March twenty ninth. They'll have to off days and then open the season in cincinnati against the saint. Louis cardinals a lot of these games we are. I think used for the most part spring training games taking place during the day and they've had more games at night in recent years certainly the last decade since they moved to arizona. I as a sarasota and before then plant city. The number of night games was typically pretty small. And there's been a few more. In recent years there are more for instance that first week of games. They played two games during the day and then four games at six o'clock mountain time. Eight o'clock here and then after that one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fifteen games in spring training which is not usual in fact. I'm looking here at their home games during the week pretty much. All of their home games are going to be at night. They have three saturday home games and then they have to. One o'clock games that are played during the day. And my guess here is. Maybe and i haven't looked at this. Because i'm kind of doing this on the is you could probably tell his night games against the indians to this year facility with but i wonder if that's in part because they want the indians to go and not travel as much so they're gonna play day games. I don't know but nonetheless more night games than usual but the date you care about. First game is against cleveland in goodyear february. The twenty eighth twenty. Cactus league games and thirty days there remains the possibility that cactus league games at least in the early going are gonna be five innings or seven innings. Just because there's not going to be as many guys in camp. At least at the outset we will see we will see sixteen days between now and and
Billy Conigliaro, First Player Drafted By Boston Red Sox, Dies At 73
"This just in to the WBC news room. Billy Comically Arrow, the first ever drafted by the Boston Red Sox and brother of Tony Connick Lee Arrow has died. Ah, Hometown native Billy was born in Revere and graduated from Swampscott High School. It was the Red Sox fifth overall pick and Major League baseball's inaugural first player draft. In his big league debut. He had two home runs against the Baltimore Orioles in 1969 in 1970, he shared the Fenway Park outfield with his brother, Tony. When Tony suffered a heart attack in 1982 Billy devoted his life to caring for his brother until he died in 1990 Billy comically era survived by his wife, Qi Sha. He was 73 years old.
Unmasking a Killer, Pam Hupp
"On tuesday december twenty seventh two thousand and eleven russ area called nine one one to report that he had just discovered his wife forty two year. Old betsy farah had killed herself as you just heard. He was in hysterics crying. Unable to breathe he called nine one one expecting police. Ems to come to his aid. What he wasn't expecting was that no one who arrived on scene. That night would believe that. Betsy had committed suicide. They believe that her fifty five stab wounds told a different story and this belief this version of events would lead to more than ten years of absolute hell for rough area. This is quite possibly the craziest case we have ever heard of and apparently agrees because renee zellweger just got cast as the lead in an upcoming film based on this case when we think of evil or manipulative women. A few immediately come to mind. We have jodi arias casey anthony. Eileen worn ose and more recently. Laurie valo by the end of this episode. You'll have another name to add to this list pamela. up pamela. Newman was born on october tenth. Nineteen fifty-eight indulge in missouri in a devout catholic home. Her mom was a schoolteacher working at a local school and her father was a longtime employee for union electric happily backed by the union by all accounts it was an idyllic childhood. Pam was known as being kind vivacious and extremely playful beautiful with long flowing blond hair and an infectious laugh. It was very hard not to like her for high school. She attended riverview gardens in saint louis. She was popular and a member of the cheerleading squad. If you ask any of her former classmates what they remember about pam they almost all say one of three things. She wasn't that great at school but she loved to party and she was one hundred cent boy crazy. Her popularity allowed her to frequently date. She began to go steady with an attractive softspoken boy. Who was a star athlete exceptional student and member of the national honor society. A couple of weeks after going to their senior prom together a pregnancy test confirmed pam spheres most likely due to her stringent catholic upbringing. She knew what had to happen. They had to get married resenting the fact that her friends were enjoying college life pam said at home in a dingy dark apartment with her daughter while her husband were too long hours to provide for their small family. The resentment grew to be far too much in the marriage dissolved. After only six years soon after the divorce pam met markup he was attractive also softspoken and played minor league baseball for the texas rangers. The two became almost immediately enamored with one another and married rather quickly. Mark ended up not being drafted by the major league so he became a carpenter. The pair soon welcomed a baby boy and moved to florida in nineteen eighty nine not finding a great deal of happiness or success in the sunshine state. They moved back to missouri buying a home in the city of o'fallon with marks carpentry skills and plump savings account. The two began to flip homes in the area meaning steady income and a regular paycheck. Pam went to work at a local state farm insurance office. Betsy faira was the very first person who greeted her
John Hunter from The Frozen Rope Podcast
"Let's jump right in man to frozen rope. Let us know who you are and what you do. My name is john hunter. I am thirty years old from northeast. Philly i'm a union glazer by day but i am a podcast. Her by night a baseball podcast about three months ago during the world series. I decided to go for it. I never I always wanted to do it. But i just. It was weird. It was like a couple of years. There was a couple of years where i was just telling my brother like i wanna to do this. Like this is what i to do. And then you know just life happens or you. Just you know procrastinate on stuff and it just just ended up not happening. And i mean it's kinda crazy. I'm probably the only person you've ever benefit benefited from the pandemic. I decided like all right. Well i have nothing else better to do right now and i just decided that his by like all like the microphones already had headphones off but like my wife already had. My wife has a mac book. And i was like all right. Well why don't just get into it. And i'll do it. And then the world series happy. You know what this is what. I'm going to start it i. I was sitting on headphones stuff for like two months before i even recorded an episode and it was just like it was crazy. But that's pretty much how it all started. So how did you come up with a name the frozen ropes. Explain that all right so the frozen rope a frozen rope in its own. Right is a a line drive or a a like in basketball. It's considered like something that just like shack is. He just threw the ball pretty much of the rim. And that's like for baseball. Like i remember the first time i've ever heard the term. It was vladimir guerrero was playing. I think for the expos at the time and he threw a lot. He threw a liner from from the right field right to the catcher and the and the announcer was like that was a frozen rope and i was like i like that and then it became my gamertag on like xbox back fox three six and i was an like then it just over the years. I was like you know if i ever do one. If i were to go podcast the name of it will be the frozen row. Podcast and this has been since i was like. I don't know maybe like twelve. Thirteen new podcast. Ball's probably if i ever do something the frozen rope lock. That's also again all right so so explain a little bit about the process right three months in. Obviously you had the name. Since you're twelve yeah What about the logo and things like that. So the logo was pretty simple. Is the major league baseball. i mean. hopefully they don't come after me for infringement or anything but it's a. It's literally just a baseball. The baseball symbol. The major league baseball symbol with headphones on it and it started off as being red white and blue normal. The normal one and then. I got affiliated with media. Group called the buzz and they were just like you know we. We don't wanna get hit with infringement. They're like so. What can we do here. And i was like. I mean you could change the color if you want to your color scheme. And that's what they did. They changed it to their scholar. Scheme ended up working out pretty well. They put the ball in the headphones. And it was just completely just change. Everything about it so it was. It was pretty cool. That's awesome so explain a little bit about how you got connected with the buzz okay. So the i'm in like this. I'm a nerd when it comes to baseball. So i'm in a sports group simply just pretty much baseball. It's called sports chat but it's really not just baseball pretty much on a why they don't just change it a baseball chat whatever so it started off with that and then there's this guy like you know i told him i made episode or two and he's like oh give let me let give it a listen so he gave listen and he was like he's like you know me and my body just started a media group not too long ago with another group and the guy some. I went nuts so they just decided this move on from that it ended up being where they just were like a baseball podcast because they have like five. They'd five podcast on their thing right now and before me and all five of them were either for them. Were wrestling podcast. I don't know why you need that. Many good for them. And there's a guy who's actually from like england who's on there which is pretty cool. It's pretty cool. The way they do it. They're a great group of guys and it's pretty cool everything and then there was a guy. Then there's some rain on. I think there's a soccer program to that. They're trying to generate right now. Trying to get more people to watch and on anyone. You guys are in a soccer. But if he's argo try that and then Then they different stuff on there but it was pretty cool the way that it kind of came about and then i told them that i wrote. I've be right little articles. I've written articles for guys know the tattoo dunphy. So dunphy is a friend of mine. I've known for a long time. But i went to high school with a grade school. I believe too. And like i've known for a long time him in this other dude joe that i'm friends with a started a base. They started a podcast and stuff called like deep fly and they do a bunch of stuff for their own media group. So they asked me. Would you want to write for our so. I was doing like little baseball pieces for the phillies. And i would just write little things for them and it ended up being pretty cool. It was it was like a cool experience. So i get myself into that type of realm like i always wanted to do something baseball related. I didn't care what it was like i. I'm way too small to play and to old to play so it's just got past that and i was an in so i kind of looked on the other side and i don't know it's just something that i was always into so it all worked out well so so explain a little bit about So to download An episode from the frozen rope. What what can they expect. What some of the topics you hit Things like that So one thing i always. I'm a red sox fan. That's the start off. And i always tell people baseball fan. I red sox me and second. There's i never really ever wanted to do anything as far as just saying like i want to cover one team. Yes there is. Because i'm very diverse. When it comes to the sport. I know pretty much. I don't want to brag. But i know a lot i know i know pretty much everything enough to make my own podcast and be confident with the things that i say. Yeah so i feel as if when you go on there. You'll see someone who's not biased. You'll see somebody who you know truly cares about. The sport gives a good input on my thoughts. In how. I how. I look at the game. Yeah i got a guy the other day. Text me one of my friends from the from the union. Us just like it's crazy. It's like he's like. I feel like i know the game. He's like but you like no it and he's like he's like you. It's almost like i give him like a managerial like input. Like i've been around since i was like nine. My dad was a head coach of saint joe's prep. He was a great baseball player. I've been around the game my whole life and then it just you know i. It just been something that i've always been in love with. I told my wife. That's unfortunate. You are probably my second. Love will always be my first and she just tells me she hates me for that. But it's funny. it's just it's just. It's just how it's always been baseball's always been there you know and so it's i always wanted to do something with it and you'll see somebody who just did something with
Pedro Gomez, longtime ESPN baseball reporter, dies at 58
"You didn't play the game, but he wrote about it and talked about it was well respected. Steve, we've lost a good one. Oh, man, I was I was rocked. When I heard this news yesterday, The baseball world was rocked the former San Jose Mercury News writer and Long time ESPN Baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home in the Phoenix area. At the age of 58 covered the A's for both The Sacramento Bee in the center is a Mercury News in the 19 nineties, was a national baseball writer for the Arizona Republic from 97 03 until he joined the ESPN is a baseball reporter and did that job marvelously for the last 18 years, survived. By his wife, Sandra, two sons and a daughter. One of those sons, 26 year old Rio is a minor league pitcher for the Boston Red Sox out of the University of Arizona. Um, accolades the words of support for his family that he left behind coming in from all over baseball, including many baseball players, and this is unusual, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, said Pedro Gomez, a great man. Brewers outfielder Christian yell, It said. Heartbreaking news always enjoy the conversations every time he'd come through the clubhouse, and Giants left hander Alex Wood said. He was one of the kindness and most genuine people you would ever come across in our game. We were all better off for knowing him. Personally and professionally. Howard Bryant, the longtime baseball author, said when he was a 24 year old, covering high school sports for the Oakland Tribune, he was assigned. Today's White Sox game had never been In a major league clubhouse or press box before the game was tied 11 in the ninth. Dennis Eckersley comes in, gives up a two run homer to lose the game. The headline the next morning said it blows another save AIDS lose well, he hadn't blown the safe. Tony LaRussa Rance in the clubhouse that ex morning and starts yelling Who the F is Howard Bryant. And nobody spoke up on his behalf until Pedro Gomez did. He didn't know Howard Bryant at all. And he said, Tony, Jesus, you know, we don't write the headlines. Leave the kid alone. Why are you embarrassing him? That was Pedro
Pedro Gomez, ESPN baseball correspondent, dies at 58
"From the baseball world this morning Long time ESPN Major League baseball correspondent. Pedro Gomez has died. His son Rio Gomez, is currently a pitcher in the Red Sox Minor league organization. No cause of death has been reported. Pedro Gomez was just 58 years old. And with
ESPN reporter and Miami native Pedro Gomez has died at 58
"100 years old Dave Packer, ABC News and Sad News from the baseball world Long time ESPN. Major League baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez has died. He's covered more than 25 World Syriza and was possibly best known for his work covering the Giants, Barry Bonds and his pursuit of baseball's home run record during the steroid controversy. No cause of death has been released.
Report: Biden administration officials pitch MLB on delaying season 1 month for vaccinations
"Biden and the White House sought a one month delay. Of the Major League baseball season so that players could get vaccinated for covert 19. I'm not sure how that would go over with the American public where we don't have enough vaccines for everybody in the public, and the Biden administration wants to Inoculate all the baseball players that that may be a tough sell. But we shall see.
"major league" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"That was thirty years ago and it doesn't encompass the sort of total educational reckoning four where the sport came from and what it's been and that I think is what needs to change in addition to all these other things we'll. So there is the annual Jackie Robinson Day, and I'm just thinking about this that baseball is kind of managed to reframe. It's shame into celebration and almost I, don't know if this is exactly right but it feels like it's. It's mostly true is that it's almost self-congratulatory around like aren't we great that we allow Jackie Robinson into the sport and it's you know it's obviously about Robinson's heroism and I think. When you learn the Jackie Robinson Story. When you're a kid, you also learn about the abuse that he taught and you learn that you know he wasn't in the major leagues because of racism and segregation but I think there is way more of an emphasis on the fact that Robinson is this is this hero and isn't it great that we integrated baseball? Yeah. You Know Ray for us and this story that Ben Rhodes Ben, Lindbergh for the Ringer about regarding the Negro Leagues is a major league. It's an example of thing that wouldn't like fix anything. It wouldn't make anything right necessarily, but it's just so symbolic of everything that we've been talking about here about how the people that created the baseball encyclopedia in the sixties like didn't even consider that the Negro Leagues might be on the same level because that's that's when there was like an MLB committee when the book was being produced to try to determine what constituted a major league for inclusion in the statistical history of the game and not not even a conversation, and then there's excuses like well, the statistical record is you know not as complete as. Well, why do you think the? Record is incomplete. It's because you. Didn't allow them to play in the major leagues like punishing these players for the kind of violence. Perpetrated against for their for their exile, and so it's fascinating. See these things being reckoned with finally that have never been reckoned with before these kind of fundamental baseline things and so that's positive. It's it's progress and again it's not like it would fix everything but it's like a thing that needs to happen right and I mean, it's not a surprise. I mean you can't just obviously lay this at the feet of major. League. Baseball because it's not like we're a country that's great with reckoning around these sorts of issues right I mean you know the civil war. The Civil Rights Movement? We. Celebrate. The ultimate end of discrimination or institutional racism. But we don't discuss much how it got to be that way and that's like any history course you take all the way up through high school is not really getting into the weeds of that sort of stuff. So it's not a surprise that major league baseball hasn't really been able to talk about how Cap Anson helped broker this gentleman's agreement amongst white professional teams and kept out black players and things of that nature. So yeah, I mean, I'm not saying that baseball doesn't bear its own responsibility for doing particularly poorly in this regard, but it's not a surprise. Given it it's America's game. It's America's pastime. So of course, it's not going to do really well with reckoning with its history right Joel I'm curious what you think when you look back at old coverage or photos or film of the Negro Leagues End you know in particular just kind of enormous crowds of black American baseball fans and how just as it was for every other demographic group in America basically the baseball was V sport in this country I mean does it just feel totally alien? Yeah. It does feel really foreign to me and it makes me sort of long makes me wish that I had. Like obviously I didn't wish I was a black person in the nineteen fifties but. I. I wish though really want to go to a sporting event in a fidora different. Right. But I would love to I would I would have loved to have been privy to that atmosphere and see what it was like you've mentioned it sounds like it was a lot of fun and I mean, what's the? Cool Papa Bell that you know by the time he turned out the light in his bedroom. He was already in bed you know that sort of stuff. So yeah, it sounds like a lot more fun than the baseball. I've grew up with and even even I was sort of a baseball fan growing up in my early years like until I was about ten or eleven years old astros had a really good team. It had black ball players like Kevin Bass, Billy Hatcher JR Richard, Gaas like that. But as I got older like a lot of other people, my interest sort of waned and I don't know if that's because I didn't think of baseball as a black sport my friends played it I don't know what but yeah I look back at. That Negro League stuff and then it looks that looks like that would have been cool like I would have liked to have experienced that and obviously this is just a different time I mean, what do you all really know of the Negro Leagues I was like an enormous baseball fan when I was a kid, I was Kinda my entree into reading as well as into sports, and so you've talked about this tall about kind of early reader sports books that I think a lot of us read and so I was like really deepened. Baseball stuff and so I kind of consumed the Negro Leagues Material and the way that I was mentioning earlier in the segment just the fun stories the Lore. I read that Cool Papa Bell quote and maybe fifty different. Like the stuff about Satchel page and about Josh Gibson and the Negro Leagues seemed really kind of fun and cool and I don't think as a white kid growing up reading this stuff. It, I don't think it actually served as a introduction or a primer until like the lake evils of American racism it was more like a different kind of fun thing in the sport that I enjoy and it's fun to read these stories because I like reading funds stories about like old timey players. But it goes back to the point I was making the beginning that we've historic sized it like we've except like the way it was you know there the Negro Leagues because well, there had to be a league for black players because they weren't allowed to play in the major leagues. Just was not a thing that that was perpetrated. Correct not a thing that was perpetrated and. The..
"major league" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"And there it goes right down the first base line. and fake crowd noise sharing that on. Anthony Fauci by the way the reason that it is incredible. How Anthony FAUCI HAS WE DO? It seems like we keep doing this over and over because of trump when people buying votive candles of Robert Robert Miller. If you won't perceive to be at odds with trump with anybody who's worshipping voucher at this point, of course, not you not Deborah Brooks throwing out the first pitch do. Anybody who's actually serving in the administration is not worthy of throwing out the first pitch. Only when she opened a gap between himself and trump was there this feeling that that felt she was now national hero number one against the point where he's throwing out for his pitches. It was you know the the good news? Is that faucher insured once again that nobody could catch anything by the way I, just I'm wondering like. Vouchers being celebrated as a national hero. Like I'm glad that he served the country a lot of ways right? He helped solve HIV and he's actually done an enormous number of very good things in his life. But I mean the handling of the pandemic. It's so bad for for most Americans voucher was in the president here for months on end. At some point, you got to say that it's not going back either. It's greater England that great by the way that was the worst. The worst first pitch since some fifty cent thrown out at the at the cubs game a few years back. Mark the mets game. Didn't it did not go well? Yeah, it was pretty similar. I will say they've got a little more distance on his throw than POW, but but fifty cents is is probably in his thirties factories in his eighties, so to be fair now not to not to shoeshine the president here, but the president does have a better to throwing motion. There was a video that came out yesterday in which he's throwing with Mariano Rivera so here we can compare a seventy year old man throwing baseball tomorrow. Mariana Rivera with an eight year old man throwing a baseball at the at the. National again. He's got a pretty good motion. I mean I'll admit that the president of the United. States has a a fairly decent motion right there. All of this is Salinas, but baseball should be the great distraction. It is no longer distraction. We have to load up the social justice messaging also element of American life should be turned into social justice messaging so the point where everything becomes entirely stupid. There's a singer songwriter. I'd never heard of him Conan Gray. Conan gray apologized yesterday for his use of emojis. His use of emojis. He said. Many of you brought to my attention. My use of Tan emojis I apologize to anybody who was hurt by my use of emojis that you believe are too dark for me to use. I am mixed mixed-race. I chose to use the emojis that I felt best represented my skin tone. Most of you've never met me in real life and are unaware of how I look in person, I'm not Pale. I am not white, I mixed race, as only trying to find an emoji with a skin tone that felt most accurate to me and my background. So this guy's now apologizing for the use of modules. We've made the country better getting everything is moving in the right direction. I feel excited. Everything has to be political emojis sports. Hollywood has to get even more political Michael Jordan. The major star of creed among other movies, he came out and said that Hollywood has to fund the police. That's exciting stuff. He said Hollywood has to divest from the police and invest in black talent and careers. And Higher Independent, security firms apparently very easy for Michael Jordan, who is who's being taken care of by studios in terms of his security. The good times from my call be Jordan again. The country is just getting bad. Don't came feel. The woken is healing. The country can feel the WO- kness oozing out of the pores of America. Covering us all up in a great. A great wondrous coating of protective joy, and just and just binding the country together I I feel like we're doing so much better now, don't you? Everything's way better right now. In every way this Sierra Club by the way apologizing for John Muir. So that's exciting to like every aspect of S. J W nonsense now has to be has to be humored. The Executive Director of the Sierra Club apologized on Wednesday for the substantial rule. The group played in perpetuating white supremacy. They condemned John Muir for friendships and views. He had or cancelling. John Muir now, so that's exciting stuff. That is because John. Muir was friends with you genesis racist. but I. I just have a question. Did they found the Sierra Club? Because he was a racist Nope, but doesn't matter Sierra clubs now apologizing for John Muir I guess we're going to rename the high schools. All the harms. The Sierra Club has caused and continues to cause to black people, indigenous people and other people of Color. AM deeply sorry. Yet the the Cultural Revolution Continues Apace Okay in just a second. We're going to get to the situation in America's major cities, because that can the real world things happening right now and none of them are good. Focused stupid. The real world continues on pace. We'll get to that in just a moment first. Let's talk about the fact that you don't really want to go to an auto. Parts store right now. Rock auto. Dot Com. It's much.
"major league" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"You get unlimited talk text two gigs of data for twenty bucks a month and fifty percents off. That first month's was just ten bucks the first month. Dow Pounding. Fifty say keyword Ben Shapiro so again I was very pumped about the opening of the baseball season. It wasn't weird enough that we have no fans in the stands which by. By the way is strange like why can't we socially distance the fans? If these giant stadiums, why exactly should not be able to socially distance any of the fans? But apparently we're not going to instead. We're just going to have these weird empty stadiums, which makes baseball seem like off, but okay. Okay I'm just glad that we're getting back to sport. Listen I'm an MLB. TV Subscriber I love baseball. It has my support. My white SOX ARE GONNA. Be Really interesting. This shortened season that bungee young up and coming players. tells. Pretty pumped and then I got even more pumped because I realized not only was I going to get baseball I was going to get social justice warrior, messaging with my baseball. which is what I crave. It's what everybody craze we're already getting it with basketball and football, as we'll get to in just a moment, but to get with baseball, which is my personal favorite sport I I loved it every single second. So last night the Yankees and the nationals kickoff the KGOSI MLB season in an empty stadium, and they kick off the season by kneeling not for the national anthem, but before the national anthem while holding a very very very very very very very long black cloth. Which has solved? Amazing they all knelt now. Why are they kneeling? They were kneeling to protest his STOMACH RACISM SYSTEMIC RACISM BE VEGAS MOST WEASEL WORD Weasel phrase used in American politics today. It means virtually nothing. As John, mcwhorter has said as Glenn Lowry has said the term systemic racism has very very little meaning. Deliberately designed Glenn Lowry the Professor at Brown University. WHO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK? He pointed out on my program yesterday. That determines systemic racism is basically just a way to silence debate, because by saying systemic racism. You now suggest that anyone who disagrees with your take is in fact, a racist, so all the players who by the way are disproportionately of color. I mean the the the MLB is not. Black, but it is disproportionately Hispanic and Latino. The the MLB have all these people earning millions of dollars to hit and throw a baseball kneeling for the systemic racism of the United States, which is always wonderful. They knelt for, and they played a beautiful video from Morgan, Freeman a social justice catechism right before the game, and frankly I'm looking forward to the seventh inning Neil I. think that'll be the new aspect of Major League Baseball. That's really exciting instead. Instead of standing for the national anthem, and then we can just sit for it generally, and also mostly for the something stretch we need. Something stretches not woke enough. I'm sorry, it smacks of privilege. You even have time to stretch. How many people around America cannot stretch today? Because of income inequality? How many people around America are forced not to stretch stretching is for white people because Yoga's white people thing. Kate no more seventh-inning stretch. We need to stop the seventh innings stretch instead. We need to play. Donald Glover's this is America and everybody needs to kneel. It's the seventh inning Neil. That's what we need from. Now on his Morgan Freeman led off the season with a bizarre meaningless video about empathy, because of course, the implication is that if you disagree with kneeling for America's racism, you're not empathetic. Right that that is the goal of this particular video. To create.
"major league" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"You Know I. learned my lesson a few weeks ago. I suggested that when I watch sports actually to watch sports I know that sports are supposed to be a distraction from everyday life. That's what the goal of sports is. In fact, my friend Clay Travis. Who hosts over at outkick the coverage over at Fox News a at Fox sports. He pointed out on this show that the word sport comes from despite the sport which comes originally from Anglo French which would? Divert or to amuse, literally meant in old, French to carry away the mind from serious matters. That's what sport was. Sport was a distraction. No longer we have entered a new woke world and frankly I'm really excited about it. Because here is what I want, here's what I want I want more politics sports I've decided. The time has come and I'm tired of all of this A. A political Mumbo jumbo where we all sort of get together and just have a good time and don't focus in on all the things that divide us now I need everything divisive. I want every single thing to Americans. I want to turn on a baseball game. The first thing I want to see his own as political platforms laid forth by every single player. I need to know. What. Your Moncada second baseman for the Chicago White, Sox I need to know what he's I can. Third base coach trades off positions, and and because he has to separate positions on the field. I need to separate policy platforms as well I need to know what your Moncada thinks about the payroll tax I need to know it, and if I don't know it before the game starts I'm not gonNA. Watch the game more than that. I need every single player to mouth platitudes about America and how much America Sucks I. Need them to exactly the tone and tenor that I like, and if they don't I'm not going to engage I'm just not gonNa Watch. Me So angry. I'm the suggest that they are just not socially conscious, and if anyone else says to me, you know I just want sports to be a political I know. They're lying. I know they're lying. Because just by saying, they want sports to be a political. They're being political. Don't you see right? There isn't the national anthem political isn't the flag? Isn't everything political? I want everything to be political I'm only I? Pledge Right here right now. I am only by H. Hvac. Parts from CEO's who agree with me. Politically I'm only going to be served by Baristas. Who mouth the slogans that I like. If? Somebody doesn't shout at me. Silences violence, well handing me my chips in and fish I I'm simply not going to take going to slam that right down on table and walk out of the restaurant. That is the way life is going to get better in the United States. We cannot have any sort of common areas that are apolitical, because if we do then we refuse to acknowledge the eagles go wrong that go on around us. Every area of American life must be infused with the nastiness and polarization of American politics, and particularly I want everybody to the slogan that America Sucks while simultaneously taking part in some of the most lucrative businesses that the world. World has to offer. That's what the people I want to hear from. Most are the people who are the most privileged in our society. I need to hear from people who earn millions and millions of dollars I want to. I'm desperate to hear from people horn, millions of dollars about how they are victimized in American society, and how American society innately victimizes people who are members of their group I i. definitely need to hear about that. I wanted you want it. We all want it and when I turn on baseball, don't care so much about whether. Somebody can throw a hundred miles an hour or can hit the curve when I really cared deeply about. is what Aaron Judge thinks about everything everything ranging from America's China policy. To Hell exactly we handle restructuring of social security. I need to know about it. I do. Okay until I was super happy with Major League Baseball's opening day, I? Mean I was just pumped about this because they finally got the message, we finally rammed home. The message guys. Every single thing has to be political every single thing. We can't just in the middle of the pandemic. You know, be distracted by sport. During World War Two when it was considered kind of important to have sports be there as a distraction for the American public because we're doing important things at the same time. Now that they got it all wrong World War Two. We didn't need Major League baseball to to just exist so that we could all be distracted and and look at the box scores. What we really needed is for Major League baseball to be extraordinarily political in every possible way. We don't need sports as a distraction. It's no longer just sport sports is Politics Politics Sports. It's all one giant. agglomeration of of anger and rage, and that that makes America better. I feel like I feel like every time. I have a conversation with someone I disagree with. We shouldn't be able to talk sports so that we can sort of distract ourselves. Remind ourselves what we have in common as human beings. Instead we should really just club each other overhead about politics. It's made the world better. That's how I felt on opening day. I felt so much better about America. Knowing that extraordinarily rich baseball players were kneeling to protest at America's systemic racism. I felt I. Don't know about you. I felt great about it great. It was good stuff. We'll get to this in just one second. The wonders of watching a sport turns into basically just MSNBC..
"major league" Discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"Good Morning I'm James Holman from the Washington Post and this is the daily to two for Wednesday June twenty them in today's news, the chairman of the House foreign. Affairs Committee is trailing his primary challenger in new. York. A federal prosecutor will testify that. He faced political pressure to go easy on Roger Stone. And the Senate teeters on the cusp of failure in the push for police reform. But I saw the big idea. Baseball is coming back. Major League Baseball will return in July. Training camps will resume on July first. An opening day will take place either June July twenty third or twenty fourth. It's four months behind schedule, but the season will be sixty games by far the shortest in the sports modern history followed by postseason unlike other sports, baseball is aiming to play this season with teams in their home. Cities as opposed to a one site quarantined bubble as players begin arriving back to camp this week. All of which will be held in the team's home cities as opposed to spring training facilities in Arizona or Florida. They'll be tested. Tested for the coronavirus before being allowed to enter, it's the first of many tests. Each player and staff member will be subjected to teams will be aligned geographically to reduce travel while the MLB has yet to release a master schedule for the new condense season, each team will play forty games within their own division and twenty games against teams from the corresponding division in the other league, thus the defending world series champion Washington nationals will play ten games each against division rivals Atlanta Miami Philadelphia in the New York mets, and for each against Al Teams Baltimore. Boston the New York, Yankees Tampa and Toronto. This will be a season unlike any in the sports history, featuring among other wrinkles, a designated hitter in the national. League for the first time. And probably get this extra innings that begin with a runner already on second base. The season will be played by necessity without fans in ballparks at least initially, but we'll still be able to tune in on television. My colleague Dave Shannon who's been bird dogging the negotiations for us on the baseball..
"major league" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Yeah, of course, and we've said that from the beginning I'm just saying I just want to make sure that we all agree with the fact that there will be a significant revenue loss if they are unable to play with fans outside of the State of Texas. Right and. This is we're all on the same page with? We said that from the beginning, but here's the problem like this happens in every single negotiation, one side comes from. This is absolutely what we need over here and we're not budging. The other side comes from. We're absolutely over here. We're not budging and then there's negotiation. There's a compromise an agreement with these two sides. There's none of that it's a we're over here. We're not budging and then they haven't budged. They barely budged. Now, I don't the players. Association's budged at all I. Know that the owners have budget the tiniest bit like the tiniest bit right. Do you agree with me? That that more March twenty sixth letter, the agreement between the owners and the players, the players ended up getting one hundred and seventy million dollars, plus they also got their year of service even if they're even if baseball is played. Do you agree with me in that letter that it does state that if there are no fans, we're going to have to go back and renegotiate the. Deal. We've set it for weeks now. Yes, it was it was clear and the players association new. It was clear. But the offers the offers that they gave him from from that point. They gave the players associated from that point. We're never legitimate offers that's. That, I agree with the the other thing. Is You know we heard? mccutchen yesterday talking about Jews and cups and water, and all this other stuff right He is basically saying that he believes as many of the players believe in that March twenty sixth agreement that they were going to get full prorated salaries, and that that's not the case they're they're. They're basically claiming something. That is not the case. Yeah? That's all I'm saying. I I when I looked at that agreement and I read it I read it as such that there wasn't understanding. Here's one hundred and seventy million dollars, and we're going to give a year service and a few other things that gave them, but when we get back to the table, if we play without fans, essentially, we're going to have to come back and we're going to have to renegotiate some other understandings financially, because we you know, we're not gonNA. Just take all the losses ourselves. Sure and they needed to come back with the the the Rob Manfred and Major League baseball to come back with an offer that was better than what they had to begin with, and they just inched in ancient inched, and that's why it never went anywhere I'm not saying that the players I'm not seeing anybody is right, if anything, I've been more critical of the players, because of those points that you've just made from the beginning of this, but at this point when publicly you see the Commissioner of Baseball, vacillating on whether or not, there's going to be season all within two days of one another as As completely botching this thing you know another thing he said last night. Which is true? It's a disaster for our game us right about that. There's no doubt about it, but right now i. mean you can see the flaws. In where the other side is coming from both sides of screwed this up royally, and there's been no compromise. There's been no cloud is I also know that the way he was talking yesterday was in D., indirect response to the way that Tony Clark had been talking prior to that interview may mean that. Tony Clark and the Union. Leadership tried to put him on the spot. And and ESPN and Mike. Greenberg knew that, and of course you know, play to those questions, and which was good job by them, and he had to give an answer that was going to be non-committal like he couldn't be the commissioner that he was last Thursday when he said guess what there will be baseball. He couldn't say that. You know what I'm saying. He had to say what he said I think in the Public Forum in order to protect himself and to protect the negotiations wherever they may be. So you're still putting most of the blame on the players. Association because right now I'm I think that both sides have done a really poor job at trying to get this done, but it seems. From what I'm hearing from you that you're still citing strongly with one particular. I I'm just saying they. They've already received one hundred seventy million dollars and they haven't played a game. They already received assurances that they will not lose a year of service time. They have already received. You know assurances that there was a draft which there was even though that was. Truncated due to Covid, nineteen and everything else. I don't know what else to say I. I was trying to point out. If you're making ten million dollars a year like Noah syndergaard in baseball time when they get paid. That's basically fifty thousand dollars a day during the baseball season when the season starts and ends, he makes a fifty thousand dollars a day. They gave him or gave the the league. The Union one hundred seventy million dollars. Therefore, he was making I believe about five. Dollars a day during not playing time, and this is when his whole issue with his landlord came up, and then what they were asking. Is that look without fans and just with our TV money? We can pay you guys, but we can't pay you to the tune of fifty thousand dollars and pro right you one hundred percent. We have to take money off of that salary and we WanNa give you about twenty five to thirty thousand dollars a day. If you're Noah syndergaard. That's that's what they're talking about. If you talk about it in real money, and you talk about it and percentages. That's kind of what they're talking about. So and I'm not sitting here, saying that these teams are aren't worth billions of dollars in that they've grown, and that's part of the process and they know moving on. They already have a new TV contract with TV S, which is worth a billion dollars, so there is some light at the end of the tunnel. The question is. Are they going to figure out some way to play this year? And if they are if they if they wanNA play fifty games. They can still do it in August and September. They could still do the fifty game season in August and September which means they still have time to try to continue to negotiate or at least attempt to negotiate to show that they're trying to do this in good faith, and they still can play later as opposed to earlier and the one thing that is a little shocking to me is how late the NBA and the NHL. Going to start playing, so that means that there's more time than I thought that there would be because I was thinking that they would start around July fourth and that they would play eighty two games, but they're going to play a fifty game season with all the with all the trappings of the playoffs and everything else. They still now have time to negotiate and look like they're negotiations. Going on, so there can't be. A grievance filed saying that nobody negotiated in good faith. is going to be worth it for either side when this is over and my answer, would that be absolutely not especially if there's no season, because then these big TV contracts that we're seeing or not going to have the same numbers attached to them. There's not going to be as many eyeballs on it, which means there's going to be as much advertising money, which everything is connected to one another so really what each side has to ask themselves is is standing our ground right now. Really worth it, and this goes for both sides, not just rob Manfred says yesterday, the guy who's the punching bag. Not It's just not. It's not going to be worth it. It's not and I feel confident saying that we get wrapped up because how many people love baseball where we live everywhere that I go. Are we having baseball this year I need? Need my Yankees Pack I. Need My mets back? Are we GONNA have baseball? It's not like that everywhere else. It's not people don't care about baseball like they used to care about baseball. And when you're teams, bad and markets, because it's become so regional, they are completely disappearing from the minds of the sports. Fans there if you look at some of these local TV numbers in these markets that were baseball is in a strongest here and the team is bad. It's like Bupkus. It's terrible. The attendant sucks. It's awful and you WANNA. Make more cities like that. We'll keep going this route A. I agree with you one hundred percent I agree with you. In Pittsburgh, that can be tough. Kansas City it could be tough. I would think Denver. It's GONNA be tough. So there are a number of teams Tampa. Obviously Miami you know nobody's GonNa, go to those games anyway, so there are going to be issues for sure for a Lotta these other teams, but that also plays into the argument. That the players have got to come closer to where the owners are, or there's not going to be baseball because of what you just said. The other thing that happened yesterday that we found out was that Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for covid nineteen and we're GONNA. We're GONNA, talk about that on the other side of the break, absolutely boomer and Geo on the fan and CBS sports network. We're also GONNA. See CEELO for the first.
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"There are thousands of players that are basically below the minimum, and these are the players that want to get the play. They want to get their career started. And there is I'm sure some pressure from those players who are willing to take whatever the owners are offering I don't believe. I don't know if it's fifty fifty sixty forty, but I'm telling you. There is a large group of players that need the money. They need the money they need to go. Play no matter the history of this union though I mean this is a union. Then went on a lot of history going on. That's just being thrown out the windows these days. WHO GIVES? Gives a crap. Nobody cares the apparently this major league baseball. Players Association does because they have not backed down at all from what they've been their entire time considering there's a pandemic, which is that they're not gonna get pushed around that. They don't trust the owners, and they're going to get every cent I mean, but see see how frustrated you got just there about. Anything is the same as a Lotta history being thrown out the window. That's why fans are so pissed off because it seems like the only place where people are still putting millions and billions of dollars ahead of just trying to get through this particular time in history is in baseball, and that's what's so. That's what makes you pull your hair out? These guys won't budge and you want to see them. Budge to give US baseball and they won't do it neither side. We'll do it and you. You see and we'll see what happens with basketball I. Think there's more players who wanNA play. They don't WanNa play and I know a coalition is being formed. We'll see what happens there, but it just seems like everywhere else. There's more compromises when it comes to get stuff started. Then there are in baseball and that's. That's the the main point that turning fans off and I. Know Me and you aren't going to stop watching baseball. That's impossible and most of our audience isn't going to stop watching. Watching baseball, but there are a lot of fans who this is one of those things that will absolutely drive people away, and that's not hyperbole because it already did once we already have here's another piece of history. Fans really did leave during the ninety four strike they did. This wasn't one of these silly. Like Oh. You Jack up the parking at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium I'm not going to go, and then you still show up and give sixty dollars to park your car. This isn't one. One of those things this is like a I can't stand these people I. Don't want to watch them. It's the summer I'm going to do something else. Because the game is boring anyway, that's what's going to happen to it. In most markets in America not here, not Boston Not Philly, but in most markets in America. You're going to see a massive drop off in baseball fandom. If they don't get their crap together, you know the one thing he did say in terms of TV ratings the PGA. This past week, the Charles Schwab challenge down colonial on Sunday, fifty percent better rating than the same time last year, so plus fifty percent in the ratings, and it goes to show you that live competition on whatever the sport may be. They're going to be a lot of people watching right now. A lot of people you know the interesting thing I just. I know what the owners in baseball are trying to do I. Just don't know. How am I guess? The Union is going to break through I. Don't know how they're going to break through I just don't see it I just don't see it happening. And I, and I do believe that. Rob Manford public statement yesterday on. ESPN is basically remember. We were talking about. Is this a trap that's being laid by the NFL. The Major League Baseball Players Association exactly what happened Yes now. I'm a firm belief of that right. I mean the way laid out right I. mean this is. This is how it played out because so tony. Clark! He dangled that. That bait out there and he said we're ready anytime anywhere. Just tell when and he what he was trying to do. Was Show everybody that Major League. Baseball doesn't WANNA. Play anymore and around fifty games with full pro-rated pay because they understand that that is what Major League baseball players. Association is going to want and they're not going to take a penny less at this point and we've. Screamed about that since the beginning, and then they WANNA get their big playoff, share and their. TV money from that, and this is why rob Manfred came out and said I. Don't think we're going to have a season because it stalls that from. This is what Trevor Bauer tweeted out and I've been critical Trevor Bauer. Because this guy like every. He's got to weigh in on every single issue, and sometimes it gets a little exhausting guys, not a talk show host. You know he's still a pitcher, but. He he explained the whole thing and made a lot of sense to me. Then most of the players association chimed in a bunch of players were saying yeah, read this. Read this read this. This is exactly what's going on and rob Manfred he this. The trap was laid, and then rob Manfred either walked into it or walked away from it, but he did so so publicly that we know exactly what the owners are trying to do now and I'm not taking a side anymore. Anymore I'm done with taken sides. I'm tired of that both could be more compromising in this situation for the betterment of all as a whole to give the fans something, but they're just not willing to do that. You know the the amazing thing. According to the owners, this all comes down to selling tickets to fans. This is this is the big situation where they're saying. They are losing a ton of money. This is why they're laying off workers. This is why they're furloughing workers. That are of their baseball administration side the business side as opposed to the players side, and you know I, you and I can sit here going round and round and round if they don't if they're not able to sell tickets and they have to refund season tickets the Yankees and the mets have to ripon their season ticket money. That money is not there for the players to participate in we all..
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"I didn't think it could be a bigger mess than it already was yesterday. It became a bigger mess than anyone could have imagined at this baseball season could be good morning over. How are you hey, good morning jail? You know there's There's a mess all over the place. It's not just baseball, but there are there are there are messes and in many sports these days and I will just say that I think. This is the answer that rob. Manfred had to give in relation to a Tony Clark. Said and the demand that the union put out there about not. Negotiating in good faith so back and forth we go, and maybe it's more of a protective statement publicly as opposed to a statement that we all wanted to hear that. Yeah, that was going to be baseball, and some way shape or form, but I guess if he makes some sort of declaration that way publicly that that may lead to the Union's ability to file a grievance. The Union. Being able to say that the Major League Baseball player on Pliers Owners Major League. Baseball owners. We're not negotiating in good faith either so. I don't know what to tell you. It's June. Sixteenth I thought they'd have a deal done by now. I I was hoping for July Fourth Start Date I was hoping for an eighty two game season. There's still time to go back and forth and I. Don't know they're not gonNA. Get into a room. I don't think it doesn't sound like it anyway and a lot of distrust on both sides I I am. I'm glad that we got something out of that commissioner. Round Table last night. I'm not. I'm not surprised that Roger. Goodell said he would support. Colin Kaepernick on an NFL football team. You know they set up a whole workout forum last year which he basically blew off so. They've been trying to get him engaged in trying to get him involved and trying to give him an opportunity to go play with on the team, but you know. I don't know where that stands I. Don't know what's going on. I don't know if there's a team even interested in the whole thing so that that story still has the play out. You have curry irving forming a coalition of players to keep the NBA from going back and playing. So you, tell me where there isn't a mess these days. The NHL. I think on a mess there right now, so we actually deuce care about then. That's not what I said. I said you asked where there wasn't a mess in. The NHL so I wouldn't go that far, but I. we might get to a point where it's the only thing that is being played, and yes, we're all going to have our eyes on hockey. And this is where Major League baseball could have had an opportunity to start before all the other sports and have people watching it because you see the the ratings on everything that gets put on TV, even half of a sport. Sport you either ratings on of athletes. Playing Video Games is through the roof. Golfers who aren't golfers us through the roof and NASCAR has had the best ratings they have had for non Daytona. Races I mean it's insanity. The NFL draft which was virtual, blew the doors off of any other NFL. Draft in the history of the draft because we're all at home wanting to see something then baseball continues to stab themselves in. In the back and I mean. Is it rob Manfred? Who's doing this by himself? No, it's not I mean. Obviously. He's taking a cue from the owners. Just like every other commissioner does because that's who he works for, but the Great Commissioners and sport in these situations. Step up and say this is what's good for the game I understand. We're not going to be thrilled with the end result, but a great deal is when. When both sides are pissed a little bit, but you end up getting somewhere where everybody can work under something that makes sense for both sides as well, but it doesn't seem like either side is willing to be pissed at all. There's never been a negotiation that has gotten to a point this level where you're not giving up. Something there has to be something that you have to give up too headstrong and they're to. on willing to move in a direction to help the game, and that's why we're in the situation we're in. Member Rob Manfred background. He is a Labor lawyer on the side. Of ownership that that's his background. That's where he comes from. That's one of the reasons why he got the job. That's one of the reasons why the Major League Baseball. Ownership group feels comfortable with him as their lead counsel. If you will, he knows exactly what he's doing. He knows what he's trying to get done. I also think that he is also looking at this from a big picture point of view as well, too. It's not just this season, but I do believe it's the next. And if you think this is contentious way, we see that that part of. That I don't even think that they've even touched on yet. So this thing could get uglier and uglier. I I'm disappointed. I think like most fans are. I thought we like like. I said I thought. We have an agreement by now, and we don't yeah, so I can say is that you know. Stranger things have happened I don't know if they can come to a quick decision. I don't know if the players I really I'd. Be Really Gutsy at see the whether or not the players. Are Willing to sit out the rest of this season. Oh. They are I one hundred percents really that. Way The way that they are talking at the top the way that Tony Clark said the things that he has said publicly I am in full belief that they are willing to sit out the rest of the season I mean it seems so fractured right now. The distrusted is at the highest level. It's been in these negotiations i. it just seems to me I. mean some of the positions things are being tweeted out i. mean I understand that it's not all real, but you know Marcus. Stroman saying has any Tampa. Literally clubs at Nina, pitching coach and motivational speaker I'm ready for you I mean I'm telling you that there are other planes being made at this point. I know Bryce. Harper tweeted out. Hey, eagles, what's up? I mean there is. There's a lot of this going on, and it's a joke I get it on twitter, and they're trying to make a point, but I think that they're ready to sit out the whole season, and then I know you don't. You really think that they're gonNA play this mean this morning feel so dire for baseball and maybe I'm getting lost in that, but it just doesn't seem like I'm a middle ground to be reached. I'm just telling you. There is a very large group of players that will not be heard from because they haven't been around long enough that WANNA play baseball that want to get paid that need to get paid. The owners can sit on this thing because they have an asset. That's worth something even Jeff Wilpon. Talking about four or five potential suitors by the mets in the middle of all of this stuff, and you know, word comes that there could be an international buyer who's. Thinking about you know plunking down some ray me for the mets, so I all. I can tell you that the owners have a lifeline that is a hell of a lot longer than a lot of big majority of the players, a big majority of the players, because not all the players make three hundred million dollar contracts..
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"A plan to start the Major League Baseball season but that's only half the battle now they must get approval from the players union which is not a given the plan would see the season start around the fourth of July without fans in ball parks in spring training set to begin in mid June each team would play half the season in their home ballparks eighty two regular season games most of them against opponents in their region for example teams from the National League east would play games against their divisional opponents and against teams in the American League east to help limit travel the post season would increase from ten to fourteen teams by doubling the wild cards in each league and the designated hitter would become universal a sticking point could be the owner's proposal that players receive just a percentage of their twenty twenty salaries based on revenues which would result in a pay cut for players the proposal goes to the union on Tuesday I'm John stillness even before covered nineteen Major League Baseball is looking to drastically reduce the number of minor league teams and leagues in the farm system the Staten Island Yankee is in the York Penn league on the chopping block congressman Max rose a Senate joint letter with borough president James Oddo calling on the Yankees to keep the team playing at Richmond county bank ballpark unfortunately we have to take it to this point because they could have just dismissed this out right and so we've gone public with all request that they not ditch the very city that is totally dedicated to the the Yankees may be forced to choose between keeping the team that plays within walking distance of the Staten Island ferry terminal or the Charleston riverdogs of the south Atlantic league each plane class A. level baseball wins news time for sixteen the Georgia man videotaped the deadly encounter that led to the shooting death of jogger Ahmad armory says he's getting death threats I had nothing to do with it William Roddy Brian was listed as a witness to the shooting death of twenty five year old jogger all mud armory in late February but civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and others alleging he may have helped pursue and chase down the victim and if so Brian should face charges too I'm trying to get my life back to normal and it's been smeared the police report says suspect Gregory make Michael told an officer Roddy attempted to block our brief but was unsuccessful Ryan's lawyer is Kevin Gough who also spoke with W. J. A. X. T. V. my heart was responding to what he saw which was someone in the community that he did being followed by a vehicle that he recognized an outside prosecutors been appointed to review the case joy at homes is an African American woman I am Jackie Quinn the law license of the Indiana state Attorney General it's going to be suspended for thirty days after allegedly got inappropriate with a woman at a party the Indiana Supreme Court unanimous decision said the state's disciplinary commission proved by clear and convincing evidence that hill committed the criminal act of battery Indiana Attorney General Curtis hill was accused of drunkenly groping for women during a party he was denied doing anything wrong testifying during a hearing in October he briefly touch democratic representative Maria Candelaria Riordan's back hill denied the testimony of three other female staffers that he made unwelcome sexual comments during the party he was denied he will resign he is up for reelection this year I'm Jeff McKay wins news time.
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"Wizard tick well I. We probably should bring up the fact that there's that report there with you know there's some optimism about a season happening. That sounds like it could be one hundred games. I have some questions about it and we can if we hear more about it by the time. I'm sure we could dig a little bit deeper into it on Monday but I think that ties a lot into this minor league discussion and Todd Zola. Our colleague our friend who does a lot of our projections work at ESPN. I've been talking a lot about how we're going to deal with projections and rankings for this perspective season and his very good point was that we kinda need some basis for a minor league year in some form because of the Rehab stints for injured players a grain angle that. I hadn't thought of that if we don't have some sort of concrete structure for how we deal with Minor League games or SIM Games on the side for teams playing Major League Games that I'm going to be fading the injury-prone players because I think they'll be more questions about the recovery. I don't know where there are. Minor League teams or monitoring systems going to be done concurrently in these major league parks. Will it be in Florida or Arizona? I am not sure but if there is no minor league system whatsoever I agree with you on the pitching side. I do think that we're going to see teams. Be a little bit more aggressive Promoting guys like Gore as you described and I think they're going to be much more creative and promoting players especially with more teams eligible. Excuse me eligible for the play offs. I think that there's going to be more opportunity for teams to call up these premium prospects after the point. They won't be spending of your your service time. I know it's a very lengthy long winded answer that we could go on for thirty minutes for but I I kinda neat to see how Major League baseball is going to deal with the service time question. I think that's going to have a big bearing tied to this question as to how we approach prospects and fantasy. That's fair by the way underrated quote that I forgot about at the beginning of the movie when the The lady is like pointing out. Here's the roster for this year's Cleveland and one of the board members says this guy here is dead crossing often. We use that. All the time in our drafts like when somebody like drafts a player that's already been taken in the draft and somebody does is here is dead crossing off then That's that's an underrated line from the movie. Are what else do we have to get to today? All right. Here's something else by the way baseball tonight. The podcast still awesome. Buster only reaches out to four players and executives to give you a behind the scenes. Look at the game that you know and love make sure to check out his most recent show on Itunes stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also we need to point out that really good guy tradesman. Seaney of the Baltimore. Orioles is probably not going to play this season at all if there is a season aware of this but we were at his last baseball game in spring training our friend. Steve Gardner pointed this out. Brett Hershey was with us as well baseball. Hq that we were at a spring training game in Sarasota for the Blue Jay was blue was Tampa and Baltimore. Mencia about a second in that game. We had no idea the time that something was physically wrong with him seriously. Wrong obviously cancer. We wish him well had the surgery already. And we hope trae Mancini's back and crushing it for the Orioles in twenty twenty.
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"Milan-san versus Will Smith. So which do you think is more reasonable? Probably MILAN-SAN I go back and forth between these two and the hesitation for in. Crt is just twenty eight. His career high in the first place and teams. Just don't give players the opportunity to steal this many times. I'm not a milan-san fan as you know but I won't be remotely surprised if the braves decide that they want to go with him. In the ninth this is the Classic Job Hausky versus Raphael Bettencourt. Cleveland Indians Bullpen. Way Back in the day. You don't have to have your best reliever closing twenty nine. Probably a little bit too generous. I agree it should be more. Like twenty four twenty three. It's bold predictions near it's yours. He'll be playing for contracts if they play and Either that we'll get to that ever season but like players that are going to be at the end of their contract in fifty game sample. They're going all out. They're not they're not taking days off. They're not like rob stealing a base. Every time I get on like you could see some of these. Mookie BETTS WHO in my Dynasty League Baseball Simmons Batting six or seven for the dodgers like he? Could he playing for a contract? You think he doesn't WanNa go like twenty five homers twenty five steals in a fifty game season. Does he wants to show off. So we're GONNA see some crazy small sample size. Stop no matter how long this season is our what else we got caught. We've just got one more here Brad. Notes that we've had the discussion on twitter and elsewhere that the minor league season could be cancelled although Jeff passan denied that it has been decided at this moment. Should that happen? And if we get a two thousand twenty major league season how much you bumping prospects adopt to deal with playing the miners for the season. The one problem I have with this and I do assume that the minor league baseball either will not be played or played a different form is. We can't assume that the cardinals wanted to start the clock on Dylan Carson. Just to use him as an example because they could just have him playing on their fields at spring training during games but not be on the active roster so even if the cardinals have like say bump Rosser size to thirty or thirty five. That does not presume. I think it's more likely than pitching prospects are going to be promoted than hitting prospects on the right away so to me. The potters shot to make the wildcard game. In a seventy five game season. I bed Mackenzie Gore is up either for most of the season all potter's Sherman to not afraid to do that. Phillies with Spencer Howard. Toronto Nate Pearson is going nuts in the baseball Sims. Pitching prospects are former likely to be on big league rosters than hitting prospects in a shortened season..
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"How effectively the picked for the one game playoff. So you have to assume you would have given you sixteen to eighteen. Wins just to get there a respectable era. I'm trying to think of a good conference nowadays. We Jamie Moyer. He's Jamie she knows. Strike s ready. I love as lean ball. Forty seven years old cast type. Which I that's a ridiculous BIC is anyway. We all major league. We made that clear here on the podcast and Before we let June going too far more important things Trista and the Trivia question what was it the actual answer to this one okay. So let's repeat the question is can you name the only two players to win the MVP silver slugger end gold glove awards as well as earn a world series ring in a single season? There are two players who have done this. Who are they? I know one of them you might i. I feel like the answer to this. Has To be before my time because I honestly have I have. I have no idea where to begin was picked very well for each of you. Yes each of. You has a pretty good angle on the two answers for this question and Eric. I'm going to bet year going to be able to guess at first with the your first instinct. Well let me just show you my jersey. I do believe that he is correct. That Mike Schmidt Has Jersey of the day he did it in one thousand nine hundred eighty and by the way he was the world series. Mvp is the only one of the two who also did that. Who Must Player of all time? Well they might. He was quite a good player. But and we're GONNA hear myself for not getting this answer. You might not David Ortiz. I'm trying to think like what would be your angle for junior. Like I don't even know what June's favorite team is. Is it the Red Sox Yankees Gurbuz Big Red Sox Fan? Yeah I will point.
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"Off the loop Radha catcher batting second slow catcher in the one game play on no wonder he gets replaced? A major league to how well I I think. Maybe he didn't WANNA be. We'RE NOT GONNA discuss mainly to on this show June. I are you aware of that movie. I did not know existed until today and I also have never watched bad news bears. I've only seen the Billy Bob Thornton version on cable. Well good that's a good one too I but the original to me is still a little bit better in the second one. I mean he's sleeping with players. That's funny I like that and he does a great job but Walter Matthau fantastic. You GotTa Watch that movie I think what else do we need to discuss with? This movie. Obviously timelessness it. Holds up terrific I'm just curious. What is your overall top? Five baseball movies my five baseball movies. So I mean I was born in Nineteen ninety-five so that is the cultural context for a lot of these and at least one of these choices is not rational is is totally rooted in. So I'll start from the bottom. I said number five was major league although I'd probably move that up after watching it again today. Angels in the Outfield is number four. I I know it's not an actually great movie in my opinion while I have actually yeah I have a lot of nostalgia tied to it and I think a lot of Pe- A lot of baseball fans my age view that move very fondly and also a child actor Joseph Gordon Levitt in that movie and he's turned into a huge movie star. Sugar I think is an incredibly underrated baseball movie that I think Really captures the struggled a lot of Latin American players face today. The natural is a classic. Obviously Robert Redford is Robert. Redford and he's very Robert. Redford in this movie and then for me money balls my number one because I think moneyball as both has a book as a phenomenon is play huge role me just getting into baseball in the first place and Brad Pitt puts in a great performance. And there's a lot of stars that movie film oftens last roles. Chris Pratt is in that movie before he became a huge movie. Star like Brad Pitt. Is Brad Pitt? So I mean Yeah Chris. Pratt is Scott. Had A burger. That movie Again the realism factor for me. Maybe no true movie can warm my heart but I know some of the stuff now movie just just didn't happen didn't go to Scott Hanover's house on New Year's Eve and offer contract. He has an agent and there.
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"Like certain players as well. Yeah I think I think something that kind of speaks to just the lasting cultural legacy of this movie too. It's like you go to a major league baseball game. There's a decent chance you'll see someone wearing a rookie Von Jersey. Ironically whatever like there's a decent channel see someone there. There really are a ton of memorable characters in this movie in way that I don't think exists in most sports movies. Because you know like I I think my Patriot Serrano Voodoo stuff all the time like there's probably caricature to a degree that made me might not happen in a movie. That's made today right but it's Dennis Hays Bird you know that. He can't hit a curveball. Like all this stuff is so memorable And the fact that I it really does stick out as as I think one of the more accurate baseball movies in a funny way too because I think that this movie really captures the dynamic of clubhouse and the vast range of personalities you have you know you have. I thought it was really funny in the beginning of the movie. When you saw the clash between Sarunas Voodoo and the older pitchers you know Christianity him wind Like that felt very authentic to a major league clubhouse in my opinion I'll tell you in eighty nine thing that struck me with this movie is it was it was when I was reaching the true depths of my statistical obsession with baseball. And it's the one movie I can recall where I genuinely wanted to see a postseason stat sheet. I wanted to see how many how many home runs patriots. Toronto had ended up with. How many strikeouts did Ricky Vaughn really have obliterated Ziara early on and I kind of thought of it and fantasy terms? It's for me. This is my number one movie. I will admit that my number one baseball movie was Major League. Just because of as I described for didn't take itself seriously had a lot of funny bits and was relatively realistic. I think Major League also works to as a sports movie because sports often takes itself so seriously especially in sports movies that having a laugh about how self serious baseball is is is very refreshing for someone who's around the game constantly and.
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"Characters. I read somewhere that Jean took steroids. In in order to up his velocity for the movie. Like I read that in high school. He threw seventy nine miles per hour as a pitcher and he he used royds for about six day weeks. I think there was a story in. Espn Dot Com from like twenty twelve about it about how he used it to pump up his his his veloce cost per hour. It something that you mentioned just look. Believable was as a pitcher something. That always takes me out of sports movies especially baseball. Movies is seeing actors. Who clearly don't look like it can actually throw a ball. It just takes so much the realism out of it. And the fact that there's multiple shots where you can see sheen throwing the ball and like a convincing way. I feel like goes a huge way towards making this a great baseball move top of just know how funny it is and how many you know the fact that this movie launched. Wesley snipes his career. Like that's Hilarious to me I WANNA go back Eric. To your other point there the criticism since we gotta take the negative angle of this to A. You're right about the attendance and in subsequent viewings of this movie. That did bother me a bit. That if her goal was to be underneath a certain attendance threshold as you said we would know that during the middle of the year. Why would you fight against? It has already been clinched at that point. So that doesn't didn't make an awful lot of sense and yet for some reason. I still embrace the plot. I don't understand why it is it. Is it just the fact that the individual scenes and the one shot baseball jokes captivated US enough that we could just kind of check our brains at the door? She would have made money with the playoff games more money than she would've made in months of regular season action. But I think what I like. Here's the so many great characters. There's so many great lines that we Joe Boo and Isis and Bob Euchre jazz. The bid outside. There's so many fantastic lines in this movie that we still talk about we. That was thirty years ago. And we're still talking about some of these lines just normal conversation and I think it's fantastic. I mean if you watch a lot of baseball I know you do June when I think players love this movie to. They talk about this movie. Nee Try to act.
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"Let's change up the words with Trivia Trivia. That June won't know because you got to take some guesses to hear June joining us. He gotTA gotta be up for the Trivia. I'm definitely not the best interview but I'm GonNa try to invest all right. Well Good luck to you. Guys here will answer. We'll ask the question first and then we'll get into our movie chat and then we'll come with the answer a little bit after that but the question for today is. Can you name the only two players to win? Mvp silver slugger and gold glove awards as as when a world series ring in a single season two players did that MVP silver slugger gold glove and they picked up a world series ring within the single season. I'm guessing Steve. Jobs is not one of them. we'll get to that answer after we talk about the awesome movie. Major League which is one of my favorites So June obviously Major League is an historic movie. I ate a lot of ways and I wanna get your thoughts before we get into the overall here but I just think it's really good. That's the most important thing. Yeah I think it really holds up as a movie. The thing I thought was interesting when I was I was I was really watching it. This morning Before we started recording and the thing that really stands to me was that it doesn't hold up in all the unimportant ways like wild thing in twenty twenty like there's a lot of guys wearing the number ninety nine now. There's guys wearing glasses now. There's guys with bigger personalities in baseball now he's level wild thing in two thousand twenty was in one thousand nine hundred nine hundred. I think it's kind of funny. And then you also talked about the fact that the owner was. The owners goal was to lose over the course of the entire. See and of course that's become much more normalized over the course of the last decade and sports you know so there's a couple of different factors that we were being told to break down the movie. The first one is artistically. Was it actually a good movie Was It told well? Apply hold up. Entertainment Wise I think it does hold up. Well obviously it's not a true story per se so it's not like they made mistakes like they do in field of dreams. Were Joe Jackson. Bass along side or You know what is it? Not Eight is enough to eight men out movie you know where like some of it just isn't true. This could be true except for the part where the owner is like. Well if attendance goes down you know then we can move the team. The thing that bothers me about that Junius well in in September. You already know you're attendants. Why do you still want the team.
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"Apparently to sixty one thirty eight. I'm your host Mark Paulie as always. I'm joined by Bryson. How are you bracing doing? Okay how are you yeah? It's same since last week. Nothing is chance. It's like groundhog day. I think we have a little bit of news to work with today. There is discussions Major League baseball rumors flying around that the commissioner and the Commissioner's Office are trying to get kind of what we were talking about. Last week with Isolating players in spring training places and playing games with no fans there so I guess we can talk about that. I don't think there's anything else talking about but I mean right off the bat you brought this up in the last episode in our seeing it kind of Translate into reality this episode to. What do you think about this? And what do you think this is actually GonNa Happen? Yeah well you know. It's not much surprised if you think about it based on on we. We don't really know the logistics of this whole virus other than we need to stay away from each other in social distance. Oh and we all know The rest and I guess it translates to sports as well if there's if there's any hope for anything to return Aids probably GONNA. It's almost a hundred percent can be with no fans and be. It's probably going to be in like certain locations like we mentioned last week where players are also in the same boat as us as they're going to be quarantined together rather than being all over the countries we discussed Just because of the spread so if it does come back you know you will be seeing teams you know how many cities that that's all up for discussion. But they'll all be kind of in one bubble there one bubble that we all playing at neutral sites and It's not much of a surprise at all just based on however when talking about it and again There was news today. Saying like you said Baseball's considering playing in an empty spring training parks with no fans and quarantine players and again. It comes with a huge like a really complex plan ahead. It's going to be a lot of thinking there's GonNa be a lot of problem solving lots of things to work around And that's without the financial parts as we've discussed how much of an impact. That's already cost of the game. And I guess you know the the economy itself around the world and once you know that's figured out and if there is an all clear in this virus you know everyone gets better from what's going on and you're not gonna see everything. Go back to normal right away. I think you need to be really cautious about a second wave of this of it's spreading is which is why you know you have to be very cautious and that's why we won't be going back to even if this gets better we won't be going back to our regular lives at first it's. Kinda going to be a phase where easing easing easing back into reality. And I think that starts with Sports and in central locations like we discussed and actually since we've discussed that There's been even as you know in the NBA. Where I kind of started? The reference are where we heard about this. I actually the NBA itself went from that to bubble idea from what I mentioned last week to looking at just one location for US postseason if it came back and that's going to be that would be Las Vegas that's the ideal location for a MBA postseason because of all the hotels around and it's gone from that to one location. I think it's really you know. It's people are really starting to be really cautious and really precautionary about this. So you know baseball again. We discuss this about all the different ballparks as well in the Arizona and Florida area if you WanNa talk about starting Spring Training Location. So it's not a surprise at all it's just gonNa be it's GonNa be a very complex plan ahead and I think This is the way it's going to be. I don't know how long it'll take again. That all depends on you know if they will. You know how long it will take to develop a vaccine and maybe we know we learn more about those virus. But you know it's GonNa be it's GonNa be a bit. Even a sports comes back. It won't it's not GonNa be you know as its usual thing every day no matter what sport you're watching It's GonNa come back with a cautious plan. Just like you know how just like the everyday world with the economy itself. It's not gonNA come back all at once it'll come back in phases we're gonNA either way back into reality. It's really seeming like the possibilities of how the season can go on for whether it's major league baseball whether it's something else is just slowly and slowly the doors are starting to close and we have less and less possibilities of the season actually happening because as you mentioned. Nba going from yeah. Well we'll start up this season. Whatever June July? And then okay. We'll play into bubbles in two different cities to okay. We'll play in one city and just postseason like the possibilities are closing and it's honestly I messaged you earlier this week in our group It seems like there's an increasingly less and less chance of baseball. Being played with all these changes that are being bounced around with you know going straight to the postseason or having the postseason in December or playing many doubleheaders game or expanding the rosters to twenty nine players with all these different changes. It's like how much is actually gonNA look like spawned. How is it really worth it to make all these changes and as I talked about last week? Put the health of players on the line. Just get a few games in that ultimately aren't even going to be fair because you're playing under all these new rules so I don't ultimately I don't know if there's a point in having a season if you're changing so much and if the actual you know like health impacts are so dramatic that it's not worth it. It's too damaging to have a season so all that to say if I had to predict right now I don't think there will be a season. We talked last week about the three requirements. Mutually Baseball is set to start their season again. And it's just such a high bar to match in to accomplish all three of those colds that I don't see something happening this year. Yeah yeah the door. The doors closing ends in the reality. It's closing fast. It's not closing slowly. It's closing fast and you know with with baseball. You know they'll be the I would say maybe the third or Fourth League in the big for North America to cancel the season just because you know the NHL and NBA around this time On a regular schedule they were going to be their regular season. Supposed to wrap around this time and playoffs are supposed to start so I end. Obviously that means they're usually done in May or June while baseball is played until November at the latest on it usual standpoint. And that's why they'll be the last T- they'll be the last to pull the plug and there's a report today out of the NBA that the NBA is actually Creating a plan or they've been creating a plan about learning about the financial part of the game of cancelling the season I think the NBA again. They were the ones that suspended their their league. I out of everyone in North America. And they might they might. They might be the first to cancel it for the rest of the year. We we've heard about the optimism. Throw the sports saying they're gonNA take their time. They don't mind playing later dates. I don't mind playing a neutral sites. We all know the possibility that they WANNA do the game going again. And if the NBA pulls the plug which is increasingly likely. They won't make a decision probably for. I would say another month or two but if they're talking about shutting the season down rather than restarting his. That's what we've learned. It's not good. It's not good at all and again for baseball we've discussed. This is well last week. We you mentioned how players are going to be thrown out a routine and you men and you just mentioned as well how. It's you know how. How different is the game going to be? Even if he comes back and we've looked at possibilities expanded rosters may be six men rotations and other ideas like that and you know it's just out of the traditional way baseball like you said it's going to be very different You know the sites are going to be different but you mentioned a good point. The game itself is going to be different. And that's why you know. Is it really worth it? And I think that's possibly we all have to take in just because of how much this virus has spread. And you know it's not exactly. We're not exactly flattening the curve right now. It's obviously worse in certain parts of the world or countries. But it's just taking a little bit longer than it was initially thought of which is fully expected based off of where we were thirty days ago where we are now. We still don't know a lot about this virus we know as its spreads quick. And we've got to stay away from each other and I think that's going to be a major issue for bringing sports back in. That's why people also believe sports will be one of the last things that come back from the from the actual you know from an economy standpoint and from the world and we do know today that President trump is actually a phone call with all major sports commissioners around the game. It was supposed to start at twelve. We're we're recording at twelve thirty right now so that includes obviously all the all the major sports around the world and I really don't know what to take if it's a good thing or a bad thing lots people were saying. It's going to be a good thing. Lots of people saying it's a bad thing in my opinion. I don't think it's a good thing at all. I think it's a bad thing. But maybe they're talking about the basics of problems with the border other things like that. I'm just catching up to speed with all the commission. I think it's a really good idea. Navy exchange some ideas. But I don't necessarily look at this as a very good thing for any of the sports to come back in the near future. Yeah I don't think this was a good thing that call. I was going to bring this up but I think the only way excuses at the bad thing. You're not gonNa have the president telling these four commissioners that yeah. These sports are going to be back in June. Because you know Toronto saying obviously it's city lead functions but no city lead events until the end of June. You have so many strong. I don't see the president of the United States saying whatever this is going to happen by this deadline. I don't think it's good news. I think online. It's going to be bad news. And worse case scenario we could see the president telling these commissioners to telling them a date. Maybe you know mid-july maybe August that they're expecting to be cleared up in order to play the season so I think we earlier in this situation. We thought that. Mlb had time on their hands. I don't think that's true now. Because we're seeing they still have one hundred sixty two games to get through everyone alice. Nhl Mba was towards the end of.