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Astros coach receives 20-game suspension, Laureano six
"Afros Hitting coach Alex Cintron, who instigated that brawl Sunday between the A's and Astros has received a 20 game suspension from Major League Baseball. USA Today, MLB columnist Bob Nightengale reports. It's believed to be the largest suspension ever against an MLB coach. A's outfielder Ramon Laureano, has received a five game suspension for his role and charging the Astros bench in response to Sintra. Laureano has the right to appeal the suspension. Cintron does not
Fresh update on "major league baseball" discussed on Gary Jeff Walker
"Called to the Royals tonight five before the final score, Taking a look at scores Now around Major League baseball breath you by Starfire lubricants and the Starfire bullpen. We started American League cities where the white socks knocked off Detroit today. Final score 7 to 5. The White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson collected four hits, including this one to begin the game. Get another one to pitch that was hit in the air deep in the left field, turning and watching his steward and this one's gonna solo homer to lead off the game on the 10th pitch of the advance him Anderson victorious. And the White Sox lead one to nothing here in the first More scores and highlights and a bit, but first, let's head down to the Reds clubhouse in here from manager David Bell. You're gonna happen, Andre. That's that's the way we're gonna look at women. Nothing we can do about that when we look at the positives and a great shop by pitching to keep the game right there. Give us a chance to win. And, um we've got a backup herself a chance and Weren't able to get it done. It goes into the decision to use Jankowski there in the eighth knowing that maybe that spot can still come back up. We're at that point in the game. We're doing absolutely everything we can do to tie the game, you know? Anything. Um, middle of our lineup. Closers in the next inning. If we don't get it done that inning. We believe we start a chance. But in the eighth inning, we want to do everything in our power to Ah. To tie the game for since our first priority. You know, and, um Obviously didn't didn't work out. But you know that that's the way we're going to approach it really any time and it's not easy taken. Joyce Battle again. Don't get me wrong. We want him up there in every situation. Um, but the situation in the game where we have to do it, you can to try to tie it right there. 1st 1st things first. You don't generally buns a lot, but I know Tucker can Bond but what made you decide the sacrifice in that situation in the night? Yeah. Talk tough pitcher. Obviously we have a fast runner. On first base. Again. We really love their chances if we could tie the game. So you're right. We don't We don't do it. A lot of men in that situation. Um, I just felt like that was our best chance and above Michael overto second base and get the tying run. We would have Anything to be able to tie the game like that. That's Reds manager David Bell talking about tonight's 5 to 4 loss to the Kansas City Royals Now form or scores in L. A. Today the Oakland A's knocked off the Angels eight before the final score. Stephen Piscotty gave Oakland the lead in the fourth inning. Stephen is over one today swings and a breaking ball hits it a long way to left. Good. What takes one step and it will go out man. He clocked that ball against Griffin Canning, his second home run of the year and the A's are back in front 4 to 3. Really travelled a long, long way headed for Disneyland that direction And that's the call on the radio network in Cleveland tonight. The Chicago Cubs knocked off the Indians final score 7 to 2. Anthony Rizzo home run number four. Kris Bryant, number two. The Cubs are now 12 and three on the season. It was the well they're still playing there in the top of the 11th our 10th inning Now the Marlins Drano tied at 11 a piece of high scoring game in that one. The Yankees are have a 6 to 2 lead in the bottom of the eighth over the Braves. At this point, they're in the top of the ninth in Houston, the Astros leading San Francisco five. The one Martin Maldonado hit a three run homer in the sixth inning for The Astros. It is Ah final now in Boston, where the Rays knocked off the Red Sox final score of 9 to 5. Tampa Bay is now at 11 8 on the season and there in the fourth inning now in Texas. And Seattle has a Ford Nothing lead over the Rangers back with more scores right after this on the Reds radio network Over the past months, kitchen tables have become classrooms backyard. It's a science lab recess a time to play together. In this time, we've had the up close chance to see our kids learn what lights up their eyes a little glimpse into the past..
Cardinals, Tigers doubleheader postponed for 'additional testing'
"Cardinals schedule doubleheader this Thursday against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed. 13th was originally the field of Dreams game against the White Sox, which had been pushed to 2021. The double header that was rescheduled for that date was postponed, Major League baseball says because quote it's prudent to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play.
Fresh update on "major league baseball" discussed on Gary Jeff Walker
"And We're back a Great American ballpark, where the red score four times on three home runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough as they fall to the Royals tonight. 5 to 4, the final score to drop two games under 508 and 10 and are now 5.5 behind the Cubs, who won again tonight. Coming up, We'll hear from manager David Bell. See what he has to say about tonight's loss of plus scores from around Major League baseball. But up first we check back in with Tommy. And the Cowboy. This is the Cincinnati.
Power Five conferences consider cancelling 2020 football season
"It stands right now I mean this is what we're looking at right at this very moment that it doesn't seem like there's going to be a whole lot of college football this season and so. We're going to talk about the NFL season. Our season preview issue has to hit newsstands tomorrow as it stands right now with a lovely story by Jenny RENTA's on the cover, which is very excited. Very excited to talk to her about that and a little bit but let's just I acknowledge the weirdness of the fact that we have no idea what's going to happen the impact that this is going to have. On the NFL season on, you know they're not going to have college football You know we've seen evaluators already saying that this combine is going to be monumental because you know there might be a ton of kids without any tapeh that you're GonNa get to look at transfers who's leaving early I mean this is going to be I think chaos sort of hitting the funnel right now and everything's about to explode. It seems like the decisions from Yukon and then the MAC conference for kind of the first two moves that really got the ball rolling for the power five conferences to reconsider the season and everything really came to a head on Sunday Nights You had indications that there would be no football season that conferences were meeting to discuss this issue and then you had players saying they, they wanted to be able to play but also would. Hope to unionize, which is another significant development. So it's been a pretty chaotic twenty, four hours for college football, and so then the NFL is kind of moving ahead as scheduled things came to a head I. Think Sooner for College Football for a lot of reasons we've had players who have had. Issues, after testing positive for Cobra had entire teams that had to be quarantined. The NFL right now is in this training camp kind of locked down tight mode it's it's not a bubble obviously, players are going to and from, but it's kind of the normal constraints of training camp, and so we don't really know yet if it will work for the NFL obviously they are in a better. Position Than College football because players are represented by a union that is the big difference here, work working conditions and everything that goes with returning to work in pandemic had been hash out ahead of time, and there were clear protocols in place across the board So we still don't know if it's going to work for the NFL, but they're certainly in a better spot right now than college football. Thought. Teammate. Ross dellinger did a good job of illustrating one of the main issues which was you know there were doctors on these conference calls with the heads of all the power conferences and saying you know their studies that are coming back from Germany that. Percents seventy percent of the people who get the corona virus and their asymmetric and move on still have heart issues you know and that impacts athletes significantly You know I mean if the speed at which your heart beats or the size of your heart or whatever's going on there I mean that significantly impacts someone who doesn't aerobic sport right and who has to worry about you know. All their conditioning and all that kind of stuff and how the heart's pumping and all that kind of stuff and so I it blows my mind that we've gotten this far already down the down the road with the NFL, where in everyone just kind of looking over at college football now and saying Jesus is going to be us and it's hard not to think that it will be right i. mean the NBA seasons kind of plotting along? I mean there's Some little signs of positivity here and their Major League Baseball seems to be you know stumbling and then recovering stumbling and then recovering but I mean, we really going to have such a better idea about this and three or four weeks than we do now at I really don't know. Yeah. On what you raise is such an important point that we don't have all of the answers on the long term impacts of covert and that's why it was so silly earlier. This offseason, the people discussing like, Hey, it's a competitive advantage of athletes. Get it. Now, they don't have to worry about getting in the fall when first of all, we don't even know how long the you would have immunity from getting the virus, and then secondly, we don't know the long term impacts on the body, and as you mentioned the research coming back as indicated that for some people, it can be severe and long lasting and we know impacts the circulatory. System has neurological impacts. Those are very serious beyond just a simple virus that you get over. So it was never a binary thing where you either have a, you know a fatal outcome or a mild case. There's a lot of outcomes in between and I think for college athletes especially who are eighteen to twenty two years old who are not getting paid who are not professional athletes making this decision who also have school to deal with there just are. A lot more considerations at play and I. Think once you had conferences saying we're stopping play because we believe that it's safe. Then it really put the pressure on the other conferences I think to say, well, you know we can't make the claim that it's safe. Other conferences are saying it's not
Fresh update on "major league baseball" discussed on Nightcap with Ryan Gates
"A hoops on ESPN Television 3 50 to go in the third quarter down in Orlando. Sixers lead 80 75 against the Raptors. Tobias Harris, 22. For Philadelphia earlier today, Pacers upended the Rockets. One Await 10 for James Harden knock down 73 Sport 45 in the lost Rockets announcing today Russell Westbrook's memory, revealing a strained muscle in his right quad. His availability for the start of the play offs, which gets underway next week. At this point uncertainty honest Makopo ejected for head Buddy Moe Bogner and the Bucks win Tuesday night in Orlando today. Jonah suspended one game by the end before that incident. Bucks to wrap up the end restart Thursday against Memphis Clippers and Nuggets set the tip in 30 minutes on ESPN TV coverage right now. Underway on other ESPN radio affiliates of conference conferences go through it playing college football in the fall. Paul Finebaum Not so sure they're gonna be ableto finish. I know you're supposed to give the optimistic view mirror with urine. Um, yesterday yesterday was was a seismic shift in the sport and it may last a little bit longer, But it's hard for me to believe that we're going to make it very far. Find bomb today on ESPN Radio baseball Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly appealing the suspension from Major League Baseball in that suspension reduced from eight games down to five names on the diamond. Rays and Yankees. The Bronx tied two Cubs up 51 in Cleveland on the Indians Anthony Rizzo and Chris Buying. Both homered, wins five in the second row of seven Nothing on the Brewers at Miller Park. Keeps on J Will and Zubin Morning's coming August 17th to the all new ESPN radio. Joining us now, my friend,.
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Fresh update on "major league baseball" discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"Comfortable is not what Matthew Boyd on the mound today Lesson nor has even feeling their way since the season started. Jason supposed Tigers has been nothing but a struggle on the mound, the Tigers of the worst starting staff so far and Major League Baseball. Thank God for the bullpen. But Boyd for and 2/3 innings today, allowing seven runs all are in the bullpen again shuts them down. Tiger's father, The White Sox, seven of five boys earned run average now over 10 per game. Jonathan Scope Willie Castro, both Going deep for the Tigers, who had a season best record of nine and five. They had not lost two in a row. Last year, they had a season best eight and four start. We'll see if the Tigers can get backto over. Four games over 500 again this year. Because won't be easy. They get the Indians for three beginning Friday. America Park. The Indians absolutely own the Tigers for the last couple years. CJ Crones knee is a big question. Mark says They'll need surgery doesn't know when or if we'll come back this year, but he's not ruling it out. Cardinals. Well, they will resume their season fraud if they could get through today, with no more positive covert 19 tests. They haven't played since July 29 as expected, No fans at the Masters and Egg November that will be held without guests or Spectators. But the Kentucky Derby will have fans just.
Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive test
"Major league baseball's efforts to play a truncated season amid the corona virus pandemic continue to face set backs the St Louis cardinals game against the Chicago Cubs scheduled for this evening has been postponed after another cardinals player tested positive for covert nineteen Major League Baseball says the postponement will allow time for additional testing and contact tracing the cardinals have been off since last Friday when two players returned positive corona virus tests in all eight cardinals players have tested positive including star catcher Yadier Molina I'm Ben Thomas
Fresh update on "major league baseball" discussed on Eddie and Rocky
"Dot com There has been no hotter hitter in all of Major League Baseball and Colorado Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon, who entered played today with a 15 game hitting streak. And he was batting 500. In fact, he is the fifth player since Ted Williams batted for 119 41 to hit 500 through his team's 1st 17 games. I have no prize to reward you with, but I'll ask you a bit of a trivia question. Can you name the other four? The other four hitters, who since 1941. We're batting 500 through their team's 1st 17 games. I'll give you the answer coming up after the six o'clock news Charlie last night when three for Ford to extend that hitting streak to 15 games by the way to put it in perspective, hitting 500 the major league average right now. His 2 35 which by the way, is 17 points below last year's major league average Rockies by the way off to a great start at 12 and five, however, Right now They're losing 12 to 5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the game being played at Coors Field. That game is in the top of the seventh inning, and Blackman is over three with a walk. We'll see if he gets one more plate appearance with the chance to extend his hitting streak. 2 16 Here in Cincinnati. We're getting ready for the Reds and Royals. Lots more still to come on the Arnell carriers inside Pitch 700 wlw. Oh, hi, Carol from l. A here when we rescued Sadie, our shelter said she was a lab mix. But that didn't seem right because of all her energy, So we decided to test her DNA with embark. Turns out she's a border collie, Boxer and beagle mix suddenly say he made a lot more sense. Now we know she needs a lot of exercise, and we've even started agility training with her..
New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA
"Association charging financial fraud, they use million's Upon millions of dollars from the for personal use, including for lavish trips for themselves and their families. Private jets. Expensive meals. And other private travel, New York's attorney general Leticia James, saying Bring it. The NRA is countersuing James CEO Wayne LaPierre tweeting. Her efforts are an affront to democracy and freedom. Washington, D. C's attorney general also filing suit against the Ra's charitable foundation. Major League Baseball says all of its
27th Anniversary of Nolan Ryan brawling with Chicago White Sox's Robin Ventura
"We were busy yesterday dies and with us getting out here early for Giants baseball. We missed Of the anniversary of a very significant event and in United States history. On. Ah! August, the fourth 27 years ago. 46 year old Nolan Ryan, full of grumpiness, Texas and Old man strength gave Robin Ventura the beats. Ventura was 27 years old. It's It's some of the most famous major league baseball fistic a footage of all time. In terror. Didn't like something a Nolan Ryan did. I think you might hit him. Oorah. Yeah. I thought about it for second. Got full of himself in charge. Nolan Ryan, who was standing there with his hands on his hips, Darren That young whippersnapper to come out. Ventura did because the male ego is a hilariously destructive thing. And Nolan Ryan got him in the headlock and gave him the three piece with a biscuit. Robin Ventura's life has not been the same
'Who's the Boss?' reboot confirmed by Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano
"For Who's the Boss fans? Yeah, looks like the old eighties nineties, Siri's is going to be coming back Tony Danza and Alissa Milano. I've already signed on for the reboot. Tony Danza's character will be playing a former major league baseball player, Alyssa Milano, his daughter on the show will be playing a single mom. Judith Light, has not yet signed on for the project, although she is said to be very supportive of it on the young man, Danny Pretoria pin Toro. Was the younger son of the show. Jonathan also has not signed on for yet. I thought the most hilarious person on that show what was the mother, Mona actress Catherine Heldman, and she passed away. Last year, but it was it was a popular show for 8 10 years. Something like that,
The Rockettes’ ‘Christmas Spectacular’ Is Canceled
"The radio City Rockettes haven't annual Christmas spectacular that has been A day. Radio City Music Hall Sins 1933 for the first time in the history of the Rockets, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, it's been cancelled. MSG Entertainment made the decision to close the curtain on the popular show. This is a tradition for me anyway, and I know for many families around the world that I every single year. It's not Christmas for me unless I go see Santa Claus and the Rockets and the ending which fish features the living native ity. It is one of the most beautiful things and it's just only in America. How the hell you hasn't discovered the radio City Rockettes Christmas show. But they cancelled it. So guess what? Cancel the NFL cancel the NHL there they they may cancel baseball. Because of the Corona virus cases in Major League baseball. And guess what The ratings are going to continue to plummet. They're going to make a business decision. And we all know it. We will see. We shall see.
Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter: COVID-19 Outbreak Happened Because Players ‘Let Their Guard Down’
"The cardinals of the latest team to suffer a corona virus outbreak resulting in their four game series in Detroit being postponed the I. of course, was the Marlins. Here's Derek jeeter their man in charge describing how his players behaved before all this happened. Oil. Down to on this particular trip was. Guys were around each other got relaxed in. Let Their guard down. There were getting together in groups. They weren't wear masks as as they should have been warned social distancing of the entire traveling party is responsible for not following. The Protocols has instructed that that includes staffs, players. Everyone is seen seen the impact. They've seen their teammates, you'd sick. As I bring the Jeff Passan and Jessica does in Jeeter did go on to say, I think this is important that he had seen as we all have people suggesting that when they were in Atlanta, maybe the guys went out to bars and clubs and all of that strongly refuted that notion he was saying, yes, they got lax in some of their protocols, but it wasn't like they were out there doing things that were like super erase. I just thought that was important to get in. That said Jeff, what does the League's response to the Marlins, and now the cardinals outbreaks tell us about what we should expect for the remainder of this season. Greenie tells us that Major. League Baseball is saying damn the torpedoes full speed ahead, we are going to play through outbreaks and we saw that with the marlins and we're seeing that now with the cardinals, seven players on the cardinals have covid nineteen six staff members as well. Those thirteen people have been sent back to Saint Louis Right now is the cardinals trying to figure out what exactly they are going to do. They played only five games, this season Greeny, and yet the fact that they're missing potentially at least another four games possibly another week of games on top of that. MLB says, okay. This is this is reality if we want to put a baseball season on traveling around the country in two thousand twenty and it is a reality that they are embracing in full because at this point, if there's going to be baseball Greenie they really don't have another choice Jessica. What do you think? I think that honestly, this is something that's going. We're going to see it again in another team I hate saying that, but you get one player and that's what jumps out to me. So much is now seen it with two teams in a week or one player has it, and then the next thing you know you blink and overnight five, six, seven players get it, and I think even talking with, Mike, Chill, the cardinals manager everyone realizing how quickly this can spread and that's something i. feel. Feel like we're gonNA see continued throughout the MLB
Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'
"Marlins CEO Derek Jeter tells reporters that players quote had a false sense of security and became careless about the Corona virus. Once the baseball season began, and that lead to an outbreak. That's all 21 Marlins players and coaches contract Covert 19 leading to Major League baseball, canceling eight of the Marlins game's over the last week and 1/2
Chicago White Sox ‘Field Of Dreams’ Game In Iowa Postponed Until 2021
"Dyersville, Iowa will have to wait another year to host a major league baseball game. They built it, but no one's coming. Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game has been pushed back to 2021 due to the Corona virus. The Cardinals and White Sox were supposed to square off at a newly constructed ballpark on August 13th. Park sits on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie Thegame was originally slated to feature the White Sox and Yankees. Those plans changed following the delayed start to the season. The cardinal stepped in, but they've had two consecutive Siri's postponed while the team is in quarantine. I'm
MLB postpones another series as more players test positive for coronavirus
"Cardinals players and six staff members test positive for covert 19. So Major League Baseball is postponing the teams four game Siri's at Detroit. It is
Lloyd Pierce of the Atlanta Hawks on Life Inside the Bubble - BOL Read (8/20)
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NBA turns to Microsoft Teams instead of digital cheers
"All right. Pro sports might be back. But right now, you don't find any fans in the stands to compensate Major League baseball's resorted to adding digital fans and cheers to TV broadcasts. Kind of creepy when you started seeing those fan cut outs behind home place, But that's late is the N B, a just resume playing basketball games in its co Godfrey Bubbling Disney world, and they came up with a different idea. Using Microsoft teams. You see, they have this mod called together Move. Up to 300 so fans can be virtually added to the courtside seats, appearing on 17 foot video screens that wrap around all three sides the court so together Mo tries to make everyone feel like they're all sitting in the same room sharing a I and also like looking at different backgrounds, and so now they're gonna do this for basketball fans actually want to look at this. People will appears. If they're sitting next to each other courtside. They can interact with each other. Almost like they're really They're almost looks kind of strange. Uh, but then you start thinking about it. Microsoft might be on to something of this. As long as they don't drop the ball on it.
Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins Have Reported No New Positive COVID-19 Tests
"Major League Baseball games are postponed today because of covert 19 concerns. In more encouraging news. Both the Marlins and Phillies announced that no new players tested positive today. Commissioner Rob Manford said yesterday that he's not a quitter. And then he thinks continuing to play is manageable. Manfred plans to have all 30 teams back in action by Tuesday.
SF Giants Off to Successful Season Start
"It's a new world of Giants baseball. And frankly, it's been a very good week for the Giants and a continued last night as the Giants beat the Texas Rangers 7 to 3. It was a close game for a while. Look like it was going to be 4 to 2 of 5 to 2. And then the things happen a little bit later. And the Giants ended up winning the game 7 to 3 over the Texas Rangers for the Giants. After that, 1st 2 games down in L. A Things are much better for them. 43 runs scored for the Giants. They've given up 50 so they have a run differential of minus seven. But you start the season might is 15 after a couple of games and you see they have whittled that down. But for the Giants last night against Texas was men and boys, really the Texas pitching staff 11 walks And a hit batter for the Texas pitching staff. Last night, Jordan Lyles was all over the place and helped the Giants tremendously with all the walks that he gave up, and for the Giants, they took advantage of it, and it was really nice to see A ball club that is doing something offensively and To those of us who've watched Giants baseball for so long. You know, that offense has always been somewhat of a question for the Giants over these last 10 or 11 years of tremendous results with great pitching. But the offense has always been a question. Now. All of a sudden the offense is leading the way and the pitching is doing fine. You know, Drew Smyly last night. We'll talk about the game. But you, smiley I ended up going four innings than leaving the game with the discomfort of the index finger. So that means a trip to a Dr Scott Hampson. I'm sure and two of the hand therapists, Nancy And I know them both very well. And he's going for an M R I on that index finger, so ligament issue or something like that. But Smiley did go four innings last night for the Giants and continue that streak of no starting pitcher going five innings. For the Giants, and that's the longest streak in the history of Major league baseball. So today they look to Jeffs a margin to try to break that. See if he can give him five good innings today. But continuing with last night, 52 at our be eyes. For the Giants to out and they got the hit to drive in a run three for 10 with runners in scoring position,
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"Breathing on each other scratching each other etc. There's travel issues in the same way there's issues with major league. Baseball and it's also played in the fall and winter where you talked to Ebony meteorologist side to stay sort of believed that with flu season it proposes. Challenges as on a macro perspective. What significant concerns would you have regarding the National Football League this year? First of all on players opting out I'm not gonNA fault a guy for saying he wants to play and he thinks the risk is worth it. I'M NOT GONNA fault a guy for saying he doesn't WanNa play he doesn't think the risk is worth it I think it's it's a very personal decision when deciding whether to participate in the NFL season or not, and I'm not gonNA knock a guy either way so that out of the way the NFL is essentially trying to run MLB's playbook. The issue that I think they may run into is you saw how fast this virus spread through a baseball clubhouse. Honestly, this was off the charts bad in terms of what I had expected. In terms of its ability to spread through an MLB eighteen. You would have to suspect that if the virus gets into an NFL team and sparks an outbreak. It's GonNa look way worse because they're more people and more context, and so that provides more fertile ground for the virus to move around and with through team. And so you have to be very afraid about that and what it's really gonNA rely on is keeping the virus out of the clubhouse in the first place and that is going to require. Nearly perfect avoidance of behavior by. Lots and lots of people you know one, hundred, fifty or two hundred people team thousands league-wide for four or five months I think it's a tall order I. Think the NFL is. Is Hoping that they can make it happened the discipline will be there. But I worry especially in markets that have a lot of virus where you know it only takes one or two pies freelancing and doing what they're not supposed to do to to maybe bring the virus in especially if you're only testing every coupla days if a guy is walking around in NFL clubhouse for two days able to transmit the virus and doesn't know it because he's symptomatic. Depending on if that time stretches over a game. If it stretches over a contact practice or a team meeting where guys let their guard down wearing masks that could be quite disastrous and so I, think in markets with a lot of virus you have to, you have to recognize that that's a very real possibility. The other thing is the ability of it to spread. To opponents I think is going to be much higher than it is in baseball. So even if we don't see the virus spread to the Phillies, which again I think is a reasonable thing that we could see that certainly no guarantee that it wouldn't be able to jump from one club to another in the NFL. The worry is not even an players being diligent. You need their families, people who are in their homes. Diligent, as well I'm getting invited to so many NFL fantasy leagues and I'm just wondering one how many players left to choose. By the time we get to that point and is there going to be a league leftover if there is we will be looking for your work with football insiders and we can.
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"Susan's Lahser obviously a a well respected and well plugged in baseball reporter who Nali covers the as but has I think sense nationally what's going on in baseball and? The reality is by the time you listen to this podcast the news is going to change and we have no idea how the news is GonNa Change. We certainly hope that the Marlins the phillies. Are playing regularly. But by the time you hear this podcast, it would not surprise me at all if if those teams got shut down for a week or if another team had a couple of positive tests were now in the in the deep of a Donovan in terms of the. Sort of the great unknowns when it comes to playing Nana bubble, you know when it comes to teams that have to travel across the country and Right now, Major League baseball is really the. The Sports Petri dish all this I honestly have no idea how it's GONNA play out I hope for the best. But if you gave me ten scenarios, I probably could make a case for all ten scenarios. In, full disclosure, we tape these two interviews a couple of hours apart from when we taped one in the morning, and another in the afternoon news has changed. News is probably GonNa Change. Between the time, we end this conversation to win our supervisor almo delegates. At it said and when it's put out, you things are so fluid that in the course of us. Heaping this right now, as I was trying to deliver a transition, I, got a text from you Richard, showing me that phillies and bluejays canceled this weekend as per Ben Nicholson Smith and so from minute to minute literally. Status in Major League Baseball continues to change and. If, this is happening in baseball. What's going to happen in football one man who could fill us in on that Dr Zachary Benny, he's up next on the sports on pause podcast. SACREE. Not just a great follow with HD epidemiologist, the incoming assistant professor of quantitative theory and methods at Oxford. College of emory. University and he also writes for football insiders about everything to do with sports and injuries and athlete health and football but. We. WanNa. Talk to you about baseball, and maybe what we've seen go on in the MLB and how that will impact what eventually will happen in the NFL. Let's start with baseball after we saw positive test on Friday three more on Sunday. How in why do you think we saw a game being played afterwards seems like Major League Baseball had a plan. To make sure there wasn't an outbreak but didn't have a plan when there wasn't break. Yeah, I. Really Still Don't feel like we have a good answer on what happened on Sunday or why the Marlins phillies were allowed to play when you had identified for positive cases in the last couple of days on the Marlins, I've written for over a month now about how three to four cases start setting off alarm bells on the same team that sounds like. A cluster and tells you that you know once you've identified those three or four cases, it's unlikely for that number to stay at three or four. It's likely outbreak within a team and you should shut it down and we saw that that was exactly what happened when they got a bunch more positives back on Monday. So they should shut the marlins down on Sunday. We're going to have to wait for the results of a more thorough epidemiologic investigation to figure out what the heck happened but one thing that I'm seeing from reporting at ESPN by Jeff. Basan. Is that. Major League. Baseball did or relied on their contact tracing. Protocol which is part of the broader health and safety protocol. So that means when you find a case, you do something that they're calling contact tracing to identify people that they have been within six feet of for ten minutes or longer, and those close contacts should be quarantined but everyone else can continue I don't know what sort of contact tracing they were doing that found that four people in traveling party with all the time they're spending in the hotel on buses in the clubhouse in the dugout but they claim. That, when they did the contact tracing on those people, they only found one other person in the whole travel party that they thought merited quarantining because they were close contact I find that extremely hard to believe if contact tracing was done properly and regardless once you have four cases, you really shouldn't be relying on contact tracing to decide whether to shut the team down or not. You should shut them down out of conscience until you're sure that the situation won't get worse not unless you can prove that it will. If your Major League executive. If you're let's let's be specific year if you're the president or a very high ranking member of the team that like is ultimately going to interact with the marlins in you know in a very immediate future. What do you do because your? You know on the one hand? Obviously, the health and safety of your players and personnel is paramount but You're also it seems to me going up a little bit against League forces who do not want to cancel the season and are GonNa seems like try to be I would use the term aggressive to to head forward show detail your players to be as vigilant as possible I mean what can be done when there's such a significant outbreak when it comes to one singular team? First of all I think it would be premature to cancel the entire season. At this point. If you saw what happened on the marlins happen on another team or certainly on onto more teams, you'd have to start thinking really seriously about that in terms of what I would do if I were about to play the Marlins, I would be advising those teams. I mean, the nationals already took a vote when major League Baseball was trying to get the marlins back quicker like for this weekend the nationals basically took a vote and said, no, we're not going to do that. I think that was that was very wise. I would wait until you're confident that the virus worked its way out of the clubhouse and that takes time and it depends a little bit on the procedures that they're employing right now. So I would say. If you are another team and you are confident. That the Marlins are quarantining everyone in that travel party individually with no contact between them and you see them go five days maybe without another case, I would feel relatively confident playing them again that the infections are gone. But if MLB trust to force them back sooner than that then then I think you have to think very seriously about the health and safety of your own players and staff, and you're visiting clubhouse attendants by the way if they're coming to play you in your town and the health of your hotel staff and and your communities and your own families, you know the other thing to keep in mind that we're still waiting to see emily has run perhaps an inadvertent experiment and experiment nonetheless on how easy it is for the virus to transmit from one team to another win their plight so did transmit. From, the Marlins to the Phillies so far the only affiliate personnel we've seen test positive was a clubhouse attendant who was working with the Marlins in their clubhouse. So it's no surprise that they got sick. We haven't seen any ONFIELD personnel, phillies, players or coaches get sick but we need to wait a few more days to be sure that that hasn't happened. So you know if you get through the rest of this week and no phillies players turn up sick that would also give me a little more confidence in being an opponent of the marlins that the virus does not spread very easily win you are playing. This was going to be my last.
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"That's the big idea. Here are three other headlines that should be on your radar this hump. Debt number one. Jamal Baughman a former middle school principal who's African American and has the support of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Cossio Cortez has taken an early lead over house. Foreign Affairs Committee chairman. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary in New York. It's too soon to call that and a bunch of other races from last night, because there are so many mail in ballots because of the coronavirus and they take longer to count, but. While it Susan to call it. Bouwman has a pretty significantly and in Kentucky, state legislator Charles Booker who's also black, is locked in east still too close to call race with retired Marine Corps fighter pilot, aiming McGrath. who was a star, recruit of National Democrats for the chance to wage a longshot bid against Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a third. African American candidate is leaving leading significantly in a seven way primary to replace retiring Congresswoman Nita Lowey in New York. If Montier Jones wins that seat, he will be the first openly gay black man to serve in Congress. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who chairs the House Oversight Committee holds only a narrow lead over Suraj Patel a hotel, executive and former Obama campaign staffer. That contest is a rematch from two thousand eighteen Maloney, who's in her fourteenth term seeing a fifteenth term one then by nineteen points now looks like she might just narrowly whole don. And Down in North Carolina a twenty four year old won an upset over president. Trump's pick to replace Mark Meadows Madison Thorn Eight twenty four year old, defeated Linda Bennett the Republican handpicked by trump and White House chief of staff mark, meadows in gop runoff for the seat that meadows gave up to take the chief of staff job. CAWTHORN is poised to become the member of the House and the solidly Red District. He was going to go to the Naval Academy six years ago. In fact, he received a nomination for meadows. But he couldn't attend because a car accident left him paralyzed from.
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"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..
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"First Major League Baseball issued a sixty game schedule starting July twenty third or twenty fourth in empty ballparks because of the pandemic seems like they have finally settled on sixty enough players to report by July first that allows them to have sixty games again about sixty six days ABC ESPN baseball insider Jeff Passan the designated hitter expands to the National League this year federal investigators say the new found in black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is garage stall at Talladega have been there since at least last October it was a garage pull down world fashion into a noose no charges NASCAR president Steve Phelps says they're still looking into it we are continuing our portion of the investigation to try to determine why don't there was a rope fashioned into a news top Senate Democrats say the police reform bill offered by Republicans is not salvageable they want new negotiations on a bipartisan measure minority leader Charles Schumer we don't want this political show that will lead to no bill no one no one no one has detailed a way under McConnell's plan that we actually get to a bill that can pass the GOP plan mandates nothing the Democrats want something closer to the far reaching proposal from house Democrats in Atlanta while the funeral for ratio Brooks killed by Atlanta police was going on Natalie Hannah white chief suspect in the torching of the fast food place where Bruce was killed was surrendering on Tuesday afternoon the twenty nine year old white was taken into custody outside her attorney's office in the city authorities say she's one of multiple suspects who sparked a fire that gutted the restaurant on June thirteenth white faces a charge of arson in the first degree her attorney says she is not responsible for the blaze ABC's Edgar tragus you're listening to a governor Mike DeWine says it all key indicators for the corona virus for up today which included five hundred ninety new cases or deaths last twenty four hours reported thirty one the average has been twenty three last twenty four report hours hospitalizations is up as well and I see you missions is up eyes as well the governor is encouraging all high I went to get tested for cover nineteen is free testing sites have been opening up across the state he his wife and lieutenant governor John Huston role tested during his briefing this afternoon governor DeWine wants to bring the space for storehouses pushing Wright Patterson Air Force base in Greene County as the headquarters for the new United States space command the US secretary of defense and the department of the Air Force began accepting nominations last month Ohioans could celebrate the fourth of July with fireworks this year as long as large crowds of people don't gather to watch them many communities have already canceled fireworks displays because of the cover nineteen pandemic but summer still plant but then a governor Hughes said today urged anyone attending such a celebration to wear facemask and maintain social distancing large gatherings are still prohibited statewide a summit county grand jury has indicted a man for the cold case rape and murder of a teenage girl the new body of seventeen year old Barbara Blatnick was found alongside a road in Cuyahoga falls in nineteen eighty seven a corner determined she had been sexually assaulted and strangled to death sixty seven year old James says tonic was arrested last month after new DNA evidence linked him to buy at nextag he's being held on one million dollars bond a former fraternity president at Ohio university's putting guilty in connection with the death of a pledge Colin Wyatt died from asphyxiation after inhaling nitrous oxide at the sigma pi house in twenty eighteen Elijah he pleaded guilty today to charges including hazing and obstructing justice and was sentenced to thirty one days in jail four other former members also pleaded guilty in the case I'm John Gallagher your next headline update happens at the bottom of the hour news radio six ten WTVN you got a home to sell so today and Marie she had a condo in Reston that have been listed with an agent for three months no results what she heard people like me raving about Jennifer young you're on the radio and she gave her shot Jennifer included the town home and what she calls her coming soon marketing that's all it took home another Jennifer young success stories that town home sold for five thousand dollars over asking it just days and without the place even hitting the market that means no endless showings just sold.
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"For Major League Baseball commissioner rob Manfred knows fans are missing America's pastime but it's not clear when it will return he spoke to CNN I think it's need to make things work a little better or take care of something you've been meaning to maybe do something to start.
"major league baseball" Discussed on The Lead
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"We've talked about lots of the pitfalls in this idea. Let's let's talk about some of the reasons that people think this could work first of all. Baseball is logical to be the first fort to come back just because of the inherent distance between players on the field and and the fact that it's mostly played outdoors right and that helps it's not fall. There's constant contact not basketball which is played indoors and the players are quite close to each other as well. It is from that perspective. The logical sport to come back. I The most logical sport and that is one reason. The government agencies have been supportive of this idea because they know that in a perfect world. You can't completely be safe baseball. Offers Safer Opportunity there? Is this idea also and you touched on this that the general public will watch the way. Baseball is handling this with social distancing and going just from their hotel to the ballpark. Or what have you and by doing so people at home? The general public could understand the lifestyle adjustments that we all need to make. Can you explain that further? Yes and that is a big part of the government's motivations what I understand. And it's not that they would want baseball return and be at risk. Nope it's not like that law but they believe that it can be accomplished safely. And they believe that the players could serve as a model for social distancing and that also the sport would come back. Baseball would serve as a model for how the nation would reignite the economy. I fighting an invisible enemy Kobe. Nineteen that is the idea and I should say. I don't know that the higher government is supportive. But certain key people are there's not unanimity necessarily but enough key. People are that this is going forward from their perspective. What do you think is the best case scenario the most optimistic projection for for how a plan like this would actually work? And what's your best? Guess four when we actually would get baseball back dangerous questions because I have no idea and I don't know I just can't even venture against now I can tell you the facts and the facts are that we would need at least two or three weeks spring training. At least we would need to play. Perhaps through October any recent agreement between players and owners. They agree to extend the regular season through October. If necessary mostly what we would need is confidence in the country that it's okay and safe to play right so when this all happens to be the I I can't even venture a guess it would be silly for me to venture a guess because there's so much unknown and there's not just a known with when this crisis will abate but unknown with regard was the players and owners can reach agreement whether Arizona ultimately is feasible as hot places. It isn't a summit. This place is one ten one twenty in the summer months and you're going to be playing outdoors at good luck with that. So they're all these issues and there are other plans being kicked around. I just I could not venture a guess with any degree of knowledge about what might happen here. And my last question have any of the broadcasters the play by play guys the media partners the cameramen all of the the side that would be required to televise these games to bring these games to fans have any of them weighed in on their personal stake in this. No but I'm one of those people and I could tell.
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"So can. Can you walk us through? This proposed plan to start baseball. Backup potentially as soon as May. How would this work the way it would work? Visa is that all thirty teams would gather in Arizona. They would be in hotels. There would be effectively quarantined. There would be very limited access for them outside of this little bubble that they would be in a hotel the Ballpark Ballpark to the hotel. That would be it. It wouldn't be going out and Phoenix at night and they would play at least the start of the season this way now. There are ten spring training parks in Arizona. There is a stadium. The diamondbacks used that is domed nor retractable roof. I should say so from that perspective. Can this be done? Yes but there are all kinds of issues and let me emphasize this that when the story initially was reported by. Espn it was said that both the players and owners embrace it and it made it appear that this was close to happening in my view. It's not close to happening. It's one idea of manny so it's an interesting idea. It is an idea that the government is seemingly behind officials from three government agencies have supported this plan believe it can be done safely and they believe it can be done in a way that would almost serve as a model for the country. But I wouldn't say it's close and I wouldn't say it's necessarily likely however it is perhaps the only path back for baseball right. I mean one official that you talked to said that it's in the concept stage and you get report that this has support from federal officials. Can you just tell us which agencies and also why those agencies think this would work if it were to be implemented health and Human Services which is a big one of course National Institute of Health and this is the big one the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials from all of these agencies have been involved in this and they do support it and even officials in the state of Arizona are intrigued by it because hey get thirty major league teams here. We'll get attention. We'll get business etcetera so government support of course is significant not something to be taken lightly and I don't know that the players and the owners will take it lightly in a way. They're being asked to do something that can be described as patriotic. Baseball historically has played a role in restoring faith and hope in times of crisis in this country. World War Two. It was a distraction for people. Players went and served but two games continued nine eleven after that there were numerous emotional moments in which the sport really shied homegrown. Sammy Sosa has hit one into the basket. Just to the right of the three sixty eight nine. He's carrying an American flag around the basis and the cubs lead one. Nothing so baseball has that ability. And that's one reason. Federal officials are intrigued by this. But the ones from those agencies those are health related agencies and they believe that by the time play would resume. Let's say mid May or June. Most likely I would think if that there will be sufficient testing. It won't be a problem with a shortage of tests. And they just feel that in a controlled environment this can happen in this and I want to make this clear we we all want peace fall to come back as soon as possible both professionally and personally but I think that we have to be a little bit realistic. Even if that's painful so let's go through some of the flaws of this proposal so first players sitting and standing six feet away from each other no high fives. I think anyone who's watched a major league baseball game player. Staying out of each other space. Seems like a little bit unrealistic. Even though it's a non contact sport drifting off to the left Hayward fighting the sudden snow mix the center that's team going back to his swagger and Hayward gives support a big old hug saying thank you very much I would agree with that and I spoke with Indians manager Terry Francona yesterday. That was the point that he raced and he said hey go. Have THE TRAINER INVOLVED WITH PLAYERS. You'll have slide into second base. He just didn't feel. It was realistic much. As you just described on the other hand and the one thing I guess that I will underscore in every one of these points you have to consider if this is the only way to play then you hop to make some changes in the way you go about it if that's the only way to play and for the owners and players to make money and to present the sport to the public on television if that's it guess what maybe you say. Okay we've got to do all this now. How realistic is it? Would there be incidents and issues at times. I'm sure there would be. But if you're testing everybody and everybody on the field tested negative and there's a slide at second base. That shouldn't be a problem right so again it's difficult. These guys have habit of spitting too if you've noticed over the years so I don't know exactly how all of that would work. And it's tough to change behaviors. We all know that these guys have habits. They formed ever since a little boys playing this game. But again if it's the only way to go. And the blueprint for doing it. You'll have to look at near. The idea of players potentially living in a bubble when they're not on the field only going between the hotel in the field. Who would enforce that? I don't know that it would need to be enforced or could be enforced. The players would have to agree to it and they have to understand. This is the deal going out to the club in Phoenix okay. You're not doing that. And then I imagine there would be security. Each team has security guys who travel with the team so that would be the wayland force it and the issue of families has also come up and initially. It was reported that the players would be separate from their families. That might be true. But it's not necessarily. My understanding is in the way. I reported was that under discussion. Right now is how that would work with. Families with the families be part of this ecosystem this controlled environment. Which of course would expanded greatly right. These are all things to be discussed and it's a lot. Yeah I mean my next question is is about the the workers at the hotel the the support staff at chase field and the other ballparks in Arizona. The people doing the laundry the water boys. You know the the stadium cleaning staff. Do we know how they would play into a plan like this. Yes they would play into it. You can't just play a game with guys and not have these ancillary folks involved. They're kind of behind the scenes people who naval baseball to be played on a daily basis. So they would be part of this. They would be test. And they would be practicing social distancing now. It was raised to me early in this conversation last week. Even about the possibility of a hotel worker. That worker goes home at night. Maybe that worker is exposed to someone who is infected then. What happens if that person returns to the hotel? The next day and infects one player boom. We've got a problem. That's a question. I asked in researching this and I was told that. Perhaps you'd have to have a situation. Where a number of the hotel workers stayed at the hotel on site for a period of time. Now if a player gets ill what happens? Does the entire team need to be shutdown? We've seen this happen right and be WNBA. Shut down well the way it was described to me. Let's say it's the right field or on your team. And he gets infected. Well if he's practicing social distancing which is what will happen in this environment then the fear of him infecting others would not be as great. And we're talking about maybe guys going into the clubhouse not all at once but ten time and alternating the way they dressed. It is going to be a lot going on here. No doubt it'll be different. But again the health officials who have been apprised of this plan and involved in the development of it. They do believe it can be accomplished safely. What happens if the number of corona virus cases in Arizona rises significantly between now and may so when I was talking to someone involved with this person said to me. Hey it's April seventh now happily know what's GonNa Happen April thirtieth. We don't know anything. It could be better or to imagine right now but it could be better or perhaps more likely it could be worse or someone similar right. We don't know that is why it's difficult to figure this out this far in advance. And that's why right now. This is an idea then when the person who said it was in the concept stage said that that is what he was referring to. We can talk about it. I don't know that we can implement it. Would if you heard from players themselves about their thoughts on on a plan like this we're talking about a group of twelve hundred again. It's thirty teams. Forty man rosters in any group of twelve hundred. You're going to have a wide variety of opinions so I am sure different guys will have different feelings about it and I talked to. Some of the players involved and people are gonNA come out this for wide variety of perspectives. You'd imagine and it's the Union's role here their job to kind of get to a consensus. It's not easy with a group of twelve hundred. It's not even easy for thirty ownership groups to ever come to consensus. They're also you know. I think when we consider baseball coming back we tend to think of the players right like they're young they're healthy and you know if one were in a worst case scenario to contract this virus we'd like to think they'd be able to fight it but there are older managers and Umpires who are at more risk than than players. Who are in their twenties or thirties. It's official now dusty. Baker is the new manager of the Houston. Astros t motor Jim. Trae introducing him to the media today at eight seven now he becomes the oldest manager in the Big Leagues Texoma. Aj hinch it is certainly something that is part of this discussion. There's no question that the people you just mentioned the older managers even certain coaches umpires who are older and perhaps not in top physical shape. Those folks would be more vulnerable. We know that from what has happened with the virus so far so I don't know exactly how each of those people would feel in. Maybe a certain older manager would feel uncomfortable. But I believe they don't do it and I would imagine the umpires would all do it and the other thing is to remember if something did happen it's people would have the best care available to them teams have doctors there'll be some kind of CDC involvement if just guides so yeah there's no doubt those folks would be at greater risk. No doubt about that but at the same time I am quite confident that they want to be a part in most cases..
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"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 their season. They can just jump right to the postseason or with the case of the NHL. They haven't they're nowhere near starting their season so those leagues are lucky because they are pretty much almost done already but mlb still so many games to go so with the other leagues. You can have them no just taking two three weeks And whenever the situation clears up with MLB. You can't play this season three weeks. You have to have two to three months at the very least to have to figure out the season so yeah it's it's not looking good. Here's an idea an off the wall idea we talked about. Mlb playing games in spring training. They were talking about mainly Arizona to limit down travel and and that etc and Arizona's spring training ballparks are enclosure proximity to each other than the ballparks in Florida so Arizona would probably be the location of choice. But if we're already talking about talking about playing these games without fans in locations that are not the home stadiums. Why don't we send all the players to Korea which is already figured out this situation? Which already baseball back there. Already having their Professional Baseball they're playing. I don't know what they call it but basically spring training games before the start of the season so if they've already figured this situation now why don't we send Major League baseball players and the teams to Korea? We play the League there where there's no threat of cove in nineteen infection and then we get a season on time. It doesn't matter because we're already playing it without fans as probably the most insane idea I've ever heard but well you know what I don't think anything's really in San at this point. I think you know hundreds or you know a handful of ideas of been thrown around regardless and to your point is well going to a place where you know. The infections are down and there seems to be ahead of you know. They've flattened the curve from their standpoint and create has improved Yeah I've I've seen pictures of Their Games back and career. And there's been you know there's been games and there's been pictures of people you know players wearing masks and it's definitely a weird. It's a weird scene to look at but at the but the bottom line is they have their sports back in their slowly. In the process of recovering. I just don't think you want to get to quickly ahead of it but it is cool to see an it's an interesting idea Would all players want to go to Korea for you? Know that amount of time who knows it comes obviously with a lot of problems and a lot of negotiations between the players and then The League but it's definitely not an insane idea in my opinion just because just everyone with everyone's trying to be as creative as possible. We've seen ideas of starting July. We've seen ideas. And starting June playing one hundred games playing eighty eighty one games playing half the season and then again the neutral sites of you know three or four different locations in Florida California or Arizona like you said and you know it's definitely interesting but that's not an idea that I've actually Heard or seen as much as You know other neutral site basic ideas but definitely interesting and it would be interesting to see if the players would actually be up to that it all depends on obviously how they would feel about it so far. The players have been released. The Players Association has said that they're willing to work with Major League Baseball and you know play doubleheaders and play up to. I think they said American thanksgiving so but this is obviously the whole nother scale. But if you're playing already with no fans I guess the only concern as time zone because you'd to play games at like tablet broadcast whatever seven. Pm PM time. In North America it would be played. I Korea's twelve hours ahead Did have to be played in the morning. So obviously the time zones are weird discussion but and then of course none of these players have homes and Korea so housing these players and keeping them safe regardless even if the situation is better in Korea. Yeah but I. I don't know I just came up with that. I was thinking if you're not having players or not having fans anyways might as well throw him to save her country but anyways I think honestly given the fact that we're even talking about something like that. The season is so far unlikely at this point that at least in my view. It's so unlikely that I don't see it happening at all which is really disappointing. I keep kind of like fading in and out of realizing how much I love baseball because I feel like when you have baseball all the time sometimes I get like complacent like I forget how great it is and it's kind of a touchstone that I come back to regular life but without baseball there. It's just so weird and I'm really realizing how much I miss it Not Having a day in and day out and the F. from you know from sports supreme much everyday lives you know just little things that you know had before. This fire started that you enjoy doing. It didn't really. You didn't really think much about it now. You when you look back at it. You know just everything. You're everything that's happening and you're pretty much only allowed to be your house or your residents wherever you stay and without sports you know. There's really nothing to watch other than like we've mentioned that flicks and the news of you know cases increasing every day which is not exactly something that. I WanNa Watch every day just because of how scary the this is You know you just missing out from pretty much. Everything and including sports and the weird part is again we? I don't think we've ever gone through this history or at least it's the first time since the eighteen hundreds something like that where we've gone through months or at least a month and now without any professional sports going on It's just it's crazy to think about as well and it'll be interesting. How the aftermath of all this? You know how everything will be you know. Will Things Change? We've we've spoken about. Will the handshake be alive? Still still shake hands and just you know to the other parts with was sports like how. How long will take for everything to recover based off of You know the economy and even again all the money. That sports are losing We know that leagues are trying to do pay cuts now with their players which is obviously a controversial topic. But it's something that probably has to be done based off of the League standpoint because they need to save as much money as possible. People are losing a lot of money. A Lotta people you know. Millions of people now are even employed pretty much only I would say. Essential services are frontline. Workers are the only ones really employed still. And it's just it's crazy because not only. Are We missing on Sports? We're just missing out on. You know life itself and the only thing really people are talking about are of course you know trying to bring back sports Cove in nineteen itself and the effects. That it hasn't you know. Every day Kate that number keeps getting higher with the cases around the world the death tolls and you just hope sooner rather than later the star this starts to decline and we start to flatten the curve by. It's really A. It's really a moment that will go down in history that everyone will remember. I'm sure I'll remember it for everyone's GonNa remember for the rest of their life and they're going to remember how difficult this was to go through. But you know. I think we'll be a lot stronger when this ends and I think we need to be patient realized that this could take longer than you know. A few months like originally hoped from leaks to resume play. It's it may take a may take up to twelve months which is crazy and maybe even longer but We really got to start getting ahead of this. And I think we've taken a lot of extreme measures but just to miss out pretty much everyday life. It's it's pretty surreal. I don't know if there's anything else to discuss besides that we've been going for nineteen minutes but we don't really have much to talk about baseballwise or anything. You've come across this week that we should talk about well. Yeah other than what we've covered you know. I don't see much You've thrown around. Some ideas of how baseball could return other than that. There's really not too much to talk about unless there's anything that you missed out on. No I don't think so. Well well. We.
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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.
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"We have seen some of this kind of response elsewhere to for example you mentioned the NHL earlier right. Well you know there was the the rumblings of and there was obviously the. There's there's hockey teams in the On the West Coast as well for some time. There were sort of operating in a minor league a yet autonomous fashion at relatively high quality almost very similar to the baseball situation and and Lo and behold when the world hockey association gets up running in the late sixties sixties or early seventies. The rumblings at least are you know in the late sixties that hastened at h l just with the six expansion teams in sixty seven. But but a a a nice drip if you will a solid steady year-by-year drip of more franchises in response. And I guess that's what it takes a sort of that sort of existential threat but it also I think I guess the subtexts that too is there's always the sort of lurking antitrust exemption thing out there or to write in baseball certainly didn't want to give that away In their lifetimes either exactly. And that's part of the reason. The Washington senators became new expansion team because of the antitrust threat that that was always there. I mean It was when Oliver Wendell. Wendell Holmes Knicks Knicks US makes a A ruling in the Supreme Court's GonNa be Kinda hard to turn over but Major League Baseball. Go through all the rigmarole they'd have to go through in court So that's why they caved in As as far as the Washington senators in nineteen sixty one concerned so give us a sense France then of of of maybe how and we obviously jump around on the show but how how are the markets kind of being determined right. You're obviously mentioning men with the with the dough and but I in terms of you know to to to the extent that there was anything resembling assembling master plan. And I I you could make the argument that the Continental League was perhaps one of those sort of I you know maybe masterplans or accelerated such as a so y those markets Aside from the fact that there was an absence of top tier professional baseball in the cities why those cities and particularly think and Dur for. I don't know how rational or well thought out. Would you say in the later. Years was the decision making around which markets I would ultimately get major league baseball franchises as the as the sixties and Seventies. You know sort of played out boy. That's a tough puzzles a question. I'll tell you Early on in like sixty one and sixty two. They had to take care of Washington they had to take their New York and Los Angeles List was natural because of the dodgers being out there and Houston was an up and growing city Which is why they got hold? Forty five The the next expansion until nineteen sixty nine And then you know that included Kansas City. Seattle San Diego in Montreal interesting story about Houston That's actually stories about the Colt. Forty five's and their first couple of years. They played an All Dilapidated Stadium Colt Colt. Forty Five Stadium and One of the great ball players of all time was a hall of Famer named Richie. Ashburn burn and Ritchie played most of his career with the phillies and the also played with the with the cubs and he played his last year. The first year is in New York. You work met but but Cho forty-five stadium was around before the Astrodome in. Houston you absolutely have to have a dumb stadium because it's hot. It's humid and the bugs. There are amazing and rich Hash. Burn once said that Houston is the only town we're winning. We're insect repellent instead of perfume. which I thought it was just a great statement about the need for the ASTRODOME team? Team is actually. It's fascinating but also interesting to me to that fat. There is a team that I was thinking about. It seems kind of quaint most naive by today's modern comparison but the mets having to play in the old Polo grounds which had frankly that fallen blonde into dilapidation and and basically ten lists for those couple of years or maybe the titans were there as well for a short period of time while their new stadium. Dating was being built. The forty fives in you know. You're being charitable I think in describing what what that was like and I don't even know if the Astrodome was even in the mix six or with promised as part of a rationale of getting Houston a franchise you look at what the debacle in Seattle where. They didn't even really fully have a plan in for a stadium or it was mired in politics and whatnot. So I guess my question is today A. It's obviously you know you need that commitment to be there before. Frankly you're going to give him get a franchise major league soccer being a really good example of that right. No no stadium no team but it seems really interesting how Major League Baseball would allow for expansion without maybe some of the the TS crossed. Roster the is dotted when it came to suitable stadiums in some of these cases. Well keep in mind this early in the process to the astrodome was in the mix when when When they moved to Houston or were they when they gave the franchise to Houston an interesting story about the astrodome? If if you don't mind me give you another one The the Colt forty five's had a relief pitcher named Jim who was a really good relief. Pitcher he you know he would have the era of around two point. Four two point five through hard at good stuff was very effective. And what was not a very good team Unfortunately he developed cancer her. It was a really serious form of cancer and he had to have a lot of surgeries and there were examples of him. Pitching in Games For the Colt forty five's and he had and had surgery on his leg and they wrap the leg but the blood was seeping through. And it's just a horrible story but his one goal was to live long enough to. Let's see the opening of the astrodome. And unfortunately he didn't. He passed away during the off season before it opens but he actually has the world's biggest tombstone because his family took his ashes spread his ashes into the Astrodome as it was being built. So it's kind of a neat story about a guy who who just love. The game was a very good player. Left a little bit too early well give us a sense then. Sort of the sort of from a longitudinal perspective. How how would you describe the process by which Major League Baseball looks at expansion? Maybe sort of an on through the side door of relocation around this time because it's pretty clear that the late fifties you know salvo of all those teams you know you have three teams in the mid fifties and then obviously obviously the the exclamation point of the dodgers and the giants moving westward. That really you know. That's that's sends a signal that that that westward Ho is the move is the mindset and the mantra but I guess I'm really curious as to sort of the the rhyme or reason to the extent that there was such a driven even by economics is driven by television. You mentioned air travel. I'm curious to sort of the how and the wear that Major League baseball overtime over time or was it maybe sort of incremental and not sort of super long term in in thinking I think in many ways it was incremental but I think there was always as a basic logic there and the original expansion I think was a a reaction to the continental league but after that you know they're looking for areas that had population growth. Obviously they could support team attractive places to go. So you're looking for a stadium. That's already there or stadium. It's in the plans. And of course you need ownership that is committed to to the idea. there's always an entrance fee to even join Major League baseball so you have to make sure that you have someone who can afford and who can afford to do would and is in it for the long term but yeah you wouldn't you wouldn't just go to to Moines Iowa you're going to go to a place that has population growth. That could support a team. So how would you characterize characterized the sixties. Then because obviously you've got four teams kind of expanding in in his period of two years. That's the natural knee jerk reaction to come to the Continental League that you're you're you're talking about and but but it wasn't till the ending part of the decade which you know tumultuous at that where Major League baseball you know sort of ramped ramped up even the beginnings of another sort of random and picking. Frankly you know some very interesting cities but four of them all in one shot in nineteen sixty nine. Why Montreal for example and why say Seattle with its shaky and were not fully fleshed out? Stadium plan would you say he means six stadium. Yeah that's I K S They actually didn't have enough seats for the opening game at six stadium the Seattle pilots and they didn't have enough bathrooms either so it was. It was an interesting situation. I think to answer your question Montreal it was I mean now now. Toronto is looked at as basically the capital city of Canada. If you will I mean I know that Ottawa is but I mean when you look about business. Listen Finance but back in those days Montreal with the city and I think the the idea the luster of international play was very important and and you know what the Montreal Expos did quite well. It's just when ownership run into some financial issues and had to sell off their best players that the franchise got in trouble trouble You know Seattle makes sense You have the Kansas City royals Seattle and then nationally. Yes San Diego as well so again. You're you're moving towards to Canada and also to the West more so so okay. So each of these situations are are pretty interesting and unique right the pilots and Seattle right where you know Ma- Minor League Baseball had done quite well and the padres too for that matter but you know Seattle. It'll being a biggest sort of western metropolitan area outside of the two or three franchises in in California some natural geography there. But you know Montreal autry all seems like an outlier. I guess when you think about it and Kansas City right was itself a response to a team that had itself south been domiciled elsewhere Philadelphia and a guy named Charlie Finley moving. Oakland was it was. It was an immediate replacement for the departure of the as but but it's also curious too that the as were never truly warmly embraced by Kansas City for a number of different reasons right some of them self self inflicted and the the weird relationship with the New York Yankees and then Charlie Finley Supposedly being a White Knight. And then you know literally getting on his horse and taking a team away. They're almost like the Yankees. Farm system is crazy right. It was crazy but I guess my point is that these four franchises. Don't I am sure this is in hindsight. But against the tableau of the of the late nineteen sixties with all. The things other distractions going on in this country. I I'm not sure that I would necessarily pick those four places and in situations as the next best places to put franchises right in Seattle. We have yet but we both have have the the The power until just to look back and you know we. We weren't living we you know they're they're they're going by the seat of their pants trying to make the right kind of decisions and and those those times they felt that the ownership and the cities they were moving to the right places to go and the right situations for Major League Baseball. You know it's easy to look back on it now and say well the set or the other thing but again they didn't have that opportunity to look back in the you know and I'm not sure the freedom looking for They just didn't have the opportunity to look back on something that was going to happen. I guess I'm just. I'm just struggling away for what. What do you think the dynamics of some of those decisions? How much do you think it was the advent pro football radio rival League of the AFL you know pushing the NFL? Westward as well Well the NFL was way ahead of baseball. As I mentioned that the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco. I don't think they were the forty niners. Yes I think there were the seals or something going way back and again. You're right with the expansion of hockey You had the Los Angeles Kings. You had the Oakland Seals. I think they were too or they might have a different team but yeah other leagues were were going to the west coast quicker and more often than baseball was so I think some of it might be a knee-jerk jerk reaction but again you're looking at teams you're looking at populations you look at growing populations and then you're also looking at.
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"Our job so certain things you move aside and and and and you know they'd be nice if they happen and that's that's where we are with with Brandon right now I'm assuming the adults in in a way from the on the field stopped the the netting in Major League Baseball has been a big issue and you've got kids I mean obviously you see what's happened around Major League Baseball why is it that that isn't happening faster is it is it just it's to hard to do during the season and would you like would you like to see it be something that is standard in Major League Baseball going into next year yeah I I mean I think we all have the same thoughts on everyone of us kids you know you just you don't want to give it a second thought fan safety kids safety is sort of the first and only issue when you come to the game everything else happens after that so I actually don't understand I've enough on my plate at understand all the different logistical or legal factors that might be a delay except that everyone I've talked to within the organization and at Major League Baseball that has the same same goal in mind which is fan fan safety first and foremost I think we're gonna get we're gonna get to that point where you know more questions your expectation would be next year it we won't even be a talk to I don't like talking about issues I don't fully undersecretaries like an obvious issue for from from the standpoint I don't understand the nuances are all speculate about would you like the commissioner to take it out of your hands or I mean not the cops hands and just issue it I don't I yeah I don't see any issue not except as a human being with it it seems like an obvious issue where you know safety comes first and I know that's how individuals of the club and the feel about it so I'm sure it's inevitable.
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"Happened. It actually goes way back earlier in the decade right to the world's fair. And maybe that's a good place to kind of lay a little groundwork for our audience about sort of you know, what of Seattle in. It's it's history. It's a, you know, it's fledgling this. I guess as a as desirable place not only to live, but it's own desire to perhaps, I guess my words fancy itself. More major league so to speak, and and maybe you can kind of give a little a starting point is to sort of how this narrative gets going right in the book go, in fact, even before the the the world's fair I go back to nineteen sixty when there was actually a bond issue vote in nineteen sixty four stadium. Not that many people were interested in it. I divide the city up into into three major players and the pilot story. Anyway, there's the the boosters. There's the civic leaders, and there's the politicians and truthfully only the boosters were interested in a stadium for major league baseball team. And maybe for the the university of Washington, husky football team in nineteen sixty the campaign was modest there are few bumper stickers. They're only three or four people who who really beat the drum for the the bond issue. And when the people voted they voted against it. It only got a forty eight percent vote and in the state of Washington sixty percent for for a bond issue to be to be passed. So it fell well short of any possibility. And then the world's fair is where the excitement began to pick up. I think Seattle began to realize that it was a big city when I I came to nineteen sixty eight I came from southern California, the Los Angeles area and. Overwhelming sense was here is a large city, but doesn't know it's a large city. And I think there were plenty of people in in the Puget Sound region who kinda wanted to keep it that way. But when the when the world's fair ended up being a real success, not only the boosters, but some other people began to get vision for what can we do next and one of those things that that might might come from that they thought was a baseball team and expansion team or maybe lure another team to to Seattle. And so they got busy on it in nineteen sixty four engaged Paul and William Daley, the Cleveland Indians came to Seattle kind of testing it out to see if the if the Indians might move to Seattle probably it was a ploy to leverage some favorable stadium. Improve. It's in in Cleveland, but they looked around. They they found out. There was nothing but a minor league stadium, and they went back home and negotiated with the city of Cleveland and got pretty much what they wanted. But that that really piqued the interest. I think a lot of baseball baseball fans in Seattle. But it wasn't until nineteen sixty six and the possibility of the National Football League bringing a team to Seattle that that they began working again on on bond issue and Vallon look like it was pretty much going to be accepted seem like everybody hit endorsed the ball Titians endorse that bankers endorsed the newspapers endorsed, it even the religious community in the the bond issue with kind of an height or to Billy Graham crusade as soon as the stadium opened up, but it seemed to. To run into some some rough going the fellow who was the the leader of the campaign did kind of debate with with people who were not so much for it. And they'll he had been speaking tick ulitmately throughout the city for the bond issue. He just seemed to fall down in this this not televised. But on that was on the radio this debate. And he couldn't he couldn't really explain very, well why private entity did not build a stadium. Whether or not the stadium would be built if there was no team coming or the stadium might be might be placed in the city. And it it seemed like the momentum for provable for that bond issue just turned around several weeks before the the bond election..
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"Seven ten on your AM dial. And of course, if you if you dial that up now, you're hear nothing but Korean language programming, but back then in sixty nine it was the flagship, gene, Autry owned fifty thousand watt, and then some flame thrower of angels baseball all across the Southland. And I'm sure an extensive affiliate lineup of stations. But they were calling that first game. It was obviously the the season opener for the angels. But the franchise. Opener for the Seattle pilots. And that is the topic of our conversation today. The one year wonder the nineteen sixty nine season. The only season of the Seattle pilots of the American Lee, our guest this week is Bill Mullins. He is the author of perhaps the the most wide ranging and expansive investigation of the story of the Seattle pilots called becoming big league, Seattle, the pilots and stadium politics came out a couple of years ago and university of Washington press, and it's a it's a great survey. Not only it does talk about the team in and what transpired on the field a bit. But it also has a much longer arc as the stories. We're going to unwind in our conversation. A few seconds. Here goes back to literally the beginnings of the nineteen sixties things like the world's fair of sixty two and sort of the the rumblings around building a stadium and trying. To attract a professional sports team to Seattle which during the sixties really was the third I think most populous metropolitan area on the west coast, and yet was effectively bereft of of anything professional sports at that time, and we're gonna get into sort of the reasons why reasons why sports franchises of a major league variety were part of the Seattle zeitgeist, or at least in certain circles of Seattle in terms of its becoming quarter, quote, major league the fits and starts of such. And frankly, the, you know, the the ground work that kinda helped lead to major league baseball awarding a franchise, and we're going to the timing of that which is pretty interesting the team that became a Seattle pilots in nineteen sixty nine. And let's put it this way. It wasn't a raging success. Okay. The team itself wasn't all that bad. I think a lot of people who were there and sixty nine in Seattle have very fond memories of of the team. We're going to sort of end our show with a little bit of even theme song, which you wanna stick around for because. Yeah, I think the it was a very interesting time for Seattle and sports fans, but let's put it this way. There were a bunch of elements there that sort of conspired against the team some of which of its own doing actually a lot of it of its own doing sub which actually was not of its own doing stadium politics for sure and a whole host of other sort of things that that made the pilots adventure in nineteen sixty nine one four the record books, and that's what we're gonna be talking about here today this week with our guest Bill Mullins coming up in a couple of seconds. So stay tuned. It's very enjoyable. And of course, as always very educated, I learned a whole bunch, and I think you will as well. And I think it's appropriate. We not only welcome to the proceedings, but we also welcome. Yes. A brand new sponsor to our our ever growing roster of of folk supporting our show, and we appreciate our friends. Our new friends at streaker sports for stepping up to the plate. If you will and being a sponsor of our show, and we're ecstatic especially this week because the not only do they have great shirts, and and.