40 Burst results for "Major league"
Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians to change team names
"Sports franchise is now being pressured to change their mascots and team names that they have had for many decades as the Cleveland Indians, the latest to announce that they are reconsidering their name change. Team, releasing a statement over the weekend, saying they are committed to making a positive impact on the community and embracing responsibility to advance. Social Justice and equality. Manager Terry Francona on the potential name change what usually answers We're never trying to be disrespectful. I still feel that way. But I don't think that's a good enough answer today, and it's not just Major League baseball. Also in the NFL. The NFL's Washington Redskins announced their own review. ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter says Change is coming to Washington. I do not expect that team we call the Redskins this season, FedEx was one of the major sponsors calling on Washington to change its name. Ryan Clark ABC
Fresh update on "major league" discussed on Joe & Evan
"Oh, better get Mayko Major League Baseball cleared its first major hurdle with plenty of room to spare. Through the initial round of virus testing, with nearly 3200 samples collected on Lee, 38 came back positive, a meager rate of just 1.2% which is far below the MBA rate and the greater national averages for most of the last three months. 31 players who tested positive include Freddie Freeman, whose wife says the virus hit him like a ton of bricks now to keep the numbers low and manageable to catch the positives as early as possible. That's where all the repeated testing place such a critical role, and, according to Mak, sure their protocols make him feel safer because he knows his clubhouse is clean. My baby Laurence,.
Cleveland Indians to examine 'best path forward' for name; Washington Redskins may change name before start of 2020 season
"Major professional sports franchises say they're looking into changing their names. ABC is Brian Clark thing we embrace our responsibility to advance Social justice and equality. Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians say they'll examine the best path forward when it comes to the franchise name. It was created in 1905 but it's considered offensive by many. Their statement came hours after the NFL's Washington Redskins announced their own review. ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter says change is coming. To Washington. I do not expect that team we call the Redskins Thiss season, FedEx was one of the major sponsors calling on Washington to change its name.
Fresh update on "major league" discussed on Mark Reardon
"So I'm gonna wait and see and see what happens and just kind of play it by ear. Do you think we're still going to get a schedule today? I had heard that this was the day I think that's gonna happen. You know, I know they initial schedule says we're going to hold it up against Pittsburgh in the first games going take place between the Yankees and the Washington Nationals. And I let Major League baseball shared arrested Anybody. I don't think that's going to change. I think that they have to Move forward here. Okay, So you lose a day of practice. You probably anticipated some opt out anyway. This is why you brought so many players to Cannes. Because you have to be prepared to have other people feel some spots. So We talk a lot off the air Mike, you and I would talk about the virus. We talk a lot about other things. Where are you right now with let's take sports out of it. Okay, Just it's hard to do that, but with the virus and where we are, because, to a certain extent, there's a lot of things that make it feel like we're in the middle of April again with concern with fear, but I also think a lot of people have moved forward. Some people maybe not being safe. But a lot of people still being safe, but saying, Look, this thing is here. We just gotta we gotta power through it. I don't think there's going to be a willingness to shut things down again. Harvard makes a decision today to not have classes in the fall. That's not a good sign. Where are we right now? Well, I think we were. I think we regressed. I don't think there's any question that we've progressed with regard to. And I know that you know you and I talked about this as we were this board testing well, more testing grease. More positive results. A ce faras positive testing positive. Um, you know, the fatality rate seems like it. I won't say it's leveled off, but we also see as many people succumbing, but I think the concern is for for me. This virus seems to have different ways of affecting people. We've seen people who have gone the route and try to follow the best advice given and still people coming up positive. Then we've seen people that just feels like it won't happen to me, and they go on about doing things that we think we've come to. The conclusion may not be the safest approach. And was seeing that crowd being more affected and more infected. And the concern I have is what they do in the super spread is I think it's what they call him. That is that's a concern. You know that? That's a huge concern because we just don't know where it's coming from. It doesn't have an X on his forehead. It doesn't have AH, different complexion is just something that we just don't we're not prepared to deal with because I say we started. We started to come back too soon. As far as places where this think breach on a more rapid pace, you know, mark At one point we thought it was just happening to seniors and people with, you know, pre existing conditions. Now we're seeing a whole another collection of people who weren't sings who didn't have pre existing conditions now infected. And the concern is they now spreading onto people with those conditions. We just talk about. Mike Labor with us this afternoon before I let you go. Let me recommend a movie that I know that you will like a camera if I told you about this one yet it's directed by my friend Rod Lurie. Rod's gonna come on Wednesday afternoon. It's based on Jake Tapper's book called The Outpost about this, You know, I know you know the story of that battle in Afghanistan. At that outpost that Jake wrote about one of the deadliest battles of that whole entire occupation in war, And it's an amazing movie, really a harrowing account rod and where when and streamed on Friday. You can find it right now. You can get on on all your streaming platforms for rent or for purchase. Robbery was not on my side politically, but he went to West Point. He knows the military is a great tribute to these soldiers who went through hell, and you're gonna ask yourself the outpost. You're gonna ask yourself, man. How did we put these young kids in this terrible position but highly recommended? Get the afternoon record 7500 you recommended was was a very good moving film, a fast paced film. So you are one for one so far in this summer time, so I will tell you that 7500 is a little bit more artsy fartsy. This one's more of a conventional war film. And I think more audience friendly for those. I just toss that in for people who might not have liked 7500 slaves. I gotta run. We'll see you later. All right. Let's talk about Neal, Vitamin 50 plus for men and for women. The only time I admit my age these days is when I go to a golf course. And they have a senior rate that starts at 55. And then when I'm taking vitamins otherwise in line, I'm under 50 right? Not really in 55 they have the physician formulated. Neophyte and 50 plus sent to my mailbox every month because I felt like it was something that Dr Kendra Becky did when he was in his forties, made these vitamins because he was concerned about his own nutrition. So this is a proprietary blend. He put a bunch of things together, trying to really make his life better his energy level better. He was tired of the struggle to find a good multivitamin, so he wanted to support his own nutritional needs, and that's what they did with Neil Fightin their physician formulated..
Indians to examine 'best path forward' for name
"Night, Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians announced that they're going to follow suit. They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. But now the major League Baseball team says its name is being put under the microscope amid a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings. The team said Friday night. It will review their long debated nickname, which has been in place for 105 years. The Cleveland organization said it will determine the best path forward, adding it is committed to making a positive impact on the community and embrace the responsibility to advance social justice and equality. And
Fresh update on "major league" discussed on Michael Wallace and Steve Scott
"4 42 Now time for Sports First the Astros and Nationals cancelled today's workouts after not getting results back from their round of covert 19 testing this weekend. Major League Baseball protocol states that all tests should have a turnaround time. Of 24 hours and baseball are releasing a statement today saying that 95% of that testing has been done. It expects the rest of it later on today. Braves outfielder Nick Markakis is the latest player to opt out on playing this season. We'll get a baseball schedule tonight officially announced on MLB network at six o'clock. Three minority owners of the Redskins, who combined to make up 40% of the club's ownership, want to sell their stakes, according to the Washington Post. And from golf. The memorial has reversed courses. They originally hoped to have fans in attendance for next week's event that has now changed and fans will no longer be allowed also from the NFL reports that Chief's quarterback Patrick Mahomes, has signed a 10 year extension. No details of that contract had been released for 43 that WCBS It just doesn't.
Cleveland Indians to examine 'best path forward' for name
"They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. But now the major League Baseball team says its name is being put under the microscope amid a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings. The team said Friday night. It will review their long debated nickname, which has been in place for 105 years. The Cleveland organization said it will determine the best path forward, adding it is committed to making a positive impact on the community and embrace the responsibility to advance social justice and equality. I'm
Fresh update on "major league" discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"Ron Ray Nicky spoke today at Fenway Park and discussed his confidence in Major League Baseball, making it through the 2020 60 game season. For our point of view, I would say I'm more confident when I read and hear about what goes on the other places and you start to question what's gonna happen, but I think the hardest part is this first week this first week. There is a lot of questions on Playersminds on whether they really want to stick with this and do this. And Celtics forward Jalen Brown spoke with the media today. And with the season scheduled to resume at the end of the month, Brown was asked about concerns that restarting this season might take away from current social justice issues. We have to go down there. And make sure that people don't forget about George Floyd, Briana Taylor or Philando..
Washington Redskins And Cleveland Indians Are Rethinking Their Names
"Sports franchises say they're looking into changing their names to advanced Social justice and equality. Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians say they'll examine the best path forward when it comes to the franchise name it was created. And in 1905 but it's considered offensive by many. Their statement came hours after the NFL's Washington Redskins announced their own review. FedEx was one of the major sponsors calling on Washington to change its name. Brian
Fresh update on "major league" discussed on Mark Belling
"You all you see them together. No, I don't. We chased ours away anyway. Millennials do things. In groups. They even change the terminology. They don't date. They say, Do you wanna hang out? And doing things in packs is just part of the thing. As I say, If you see one millennia, you're going to see night of them. One of the things that I picked up on years ago, Wass Their birthdays last for a week and 1/2. Well, this is my birthday week your birthday week. The hell ever heard of that while they invented that because they like tea, and this isn't a criticism. It's an observation and it's going to get to Mama Quantico story. They like to do things together, and they're into experiences. In my era. Nobody went anywhere because we didn't have anybody to spend a vacation and it just seemed like Okay, You're 27 years old. You hardly have any money. You're going to take all of your leisure time money for one year and blow it on three Stupid days. Why do you need to do that? Only be ableto went anywhere. The people who had affair about a buddy. Millennials. They're people that are into traveling into experience and so on. This is why social media was so important to them, and everywhere they go. They're constantly taking pictures because they want to remember the experiences they have. And the experiences they have are almost always in these really large gropes. Their attitude in the workplace. Then resulted in all these companies changing the style of their workplace in the same way that Northwestern mutual rebuild its downtown Milwaukee headquarters to kind of turn it into a big giant group environment. And because they like to be together. They had this aversion towards moving out to the suburbs in the wide open spaces because that's a disconnection there in the multi family housing apartments, dense neighborhoods where all their friends are very, very close to what another So this fuelled the second part of this big move back into downtowns. That and the empty nesters and it's been profound. In Milwaukee. The Milwaukee neighborhoods have just shrunk into nothingness, but the downtown on the East side and you'll be airline area in the area over by perhaps the bay view of Walker's point in the third world they used to decide that came in with people. So this argument has got on not so much with the millennials. But with the older group, the baby boomers of the empty nesters who would argue with their friends about do you want to live in the city or not? And The biggest argument that people who have chosen to live in the city or have come back to the city is we just like the fact that there's so much they do. There's so many restaurants is so many bars there so many sporting events. There's so many theatres is the culture. We go to the third world. We could walk to this. We're right there. On top of that. We're in the middle of things. We don't want to just sit out here in the middle of nowhere and stare at the corn field and die. That's the argument it's made. That argument now that people have taken my the side that I would take on that is shot. It is not that a doe There's nothing to do in the cities. Everything is cancelled. Everything is cancelled. The only baseball I know of in southeastern Wisconsin is going on with the milkman. That's in Franklin. So in order to see a baseball game at any kind of a level, and the milkman are It's not minor league baseball, but it's They're semipro, as opposed to the A supposed to the team and naquadah air. You sure about that? Human back. One is not it's amateur. The team in back what is a wooden back Summer league involving of But there's a bunch of leagues like this. I believe it's simply an independent league. It's guys that are just not quite good enough to be in minor league baseball, but but better than everybody else, it's out there in society. And they decided that they're going to open up the stadium and they're going to have tickets with fans and they drew very, very well. Over the weekend. But like I say, if you want to go to any kind of a high level baseball, you can't do it in the city, because all the Major League Baseball's all shut down, you've got it. You've got to go to a place like that. In terms of the bars, the bars in the city remain 2/3 empty. The ones that are packed or the ones out of P walkie out and order the suburbs and so on. What did they have? The both been canceled a game on Sunday because of staff member has a positive We'll never get out from underneath the cob Covert. If everybody is going to shut down every time somebody gets sick, but The fact that he got sick and probably didn't know what nobody got anything from him anyway. The point that I'm making is There is nothing in the city. All the arts groups are shut down. Even the art museum is closed. They by the way, they say they're going to open in the middle of July, the art museum You talk about social distancing. It's not like 45,000 people in that they would even allow you to walk around inside of that You can go into a grocery store and fall around on top of what another. But the people are so again for these people that are into culture. Every other art script. The symphony, the rep. The Florentine off all shut down the small arts groups, the ones that performing the small venues. All shut down every kind of sporting event that existed The admiral season, which was spectacular it ground to a halt The buck season grounded to a halt Now the bucks. Apparently they're too afraid to practice because a couple of people get the Corbett is supposed to just sending him. Okay, Well, we're going to shut down our practice facility and spray lights all over the building. So there is no bucks. There was the Brewers Don't come back. There's no brewer season going on. College basketball season ended so anybody that's into sports and it was in a city for that didn't have the opportunity to do that, as well. Many of the restaurants in Milwaukee remain closed. And now in the middle of all of this, the bars and restaurants, some of them are calling for a requirement to make their customers wear masks. Restaurants wanting to demand that their own customers wear masks, as opposed to simply saying, Hey, you want to come here? We're going to make you wear a mask. The competitors, is it. You see my point that that argument The people who live in urban environments have about okay while we get all of these things that argument shot There is nothing to do. Nevermind Milwaukee. There is nothing to do in Chicago right now. He only thing people could do in Chicago is go to the beach. Some of the restaurants that reopened with limited capacity. The store's Michigan Avenue was still all boarded up. People are freaked out about the whole thing. People are afraid about The next ride Chicago get all the Cubs on all the stuff that they brag about it so on nothing. Dead..
New York Yankees, Mets Return To The Ballpark As 2020 MLB Season Preparation Begins
"And despite hand Stander Tizer in the outfield and zoom meetings before practice, you met manager Louis Ross felt everything was pretty smooth. Wants me in the field. It was almost like can I mean we're out there? We're maintaining our distance is on. But you know once when they started when, during ball around and BP that we saw there She's excited to see the ball coming up, you know, felt a very normal you off for the Yankees players back on the field. It leads to the first question about players help. Of course, First up is Aaron Judge. This was Aaron Boone with Joe in heaven Right here on the fan. The rest was critical to Faras, allowing that that bone to heal and, um so I would say for him, it's been a really productive couple of months of of getting to the point now where he's really ready to ramp it up, while the total test for covert 19 and baseball was 3185 people There were 38 positive test. 31 of those players, seven were staff members knew on that surprise. Major League Baseball officially canceled this year's All Star game was scheduled for Dodger Stadium will host the event 2022. NBA PACERS. Victor
New York Mets manager gushes over Dellin Betances
"From opening day in baseball is the Mets and Yankees kick it off summer camp to get ready. Metsmanager. Louise RoHaas talked about things feeling normal once they got on the field, Despite all the different protocols for social distancing, he also couldn't stop gushing about his newest reliever in Delhi. Bataan Sis watching you like today. You look really good. I mean, ball coming out of his hands. Both of his breaking balls coming out Really good. Just just just good stuff. I mean, but you know, I watched from the angle behind the catcher, and I mean, you see that monster on the mound is just I know I can. I can see why the strikeout ratio is so high. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball got first round of testing numbers back 38 of 3195 people tested positive for covert 19 a rate of 1.2%. 31 player's, along with seven staff members, Redskins and
On a roll! Joey Chestnut sets hot dog world record
"You are building your perfect Fourth of July plate and you had two hot dogs on there. And if you throw 72 Mohr On your plate. You've got Joey Chestnut's Joe, just not hot dog eating record. I have goals, I guess to hit now. I don't know if I woke up this morning thinking that I was going to be in the seventies. But if I do consume 70 something hot dogs today, you better believe I will be letting the world know. Absolutely. Will you be a fool? Not to. It is a number and it is an athletic competition. And with that comes the opportunity to wager upon it. Let's bring in Doug Kazarian or ESPN betting expert joining us here on Darien Melon, ESPN radio and Doug, You know what I really admit. I haven't bet on the Nathan's hot dog eating contest before. How many different ways are there to do that today? Well, Randy, you should be embarrassed, but I should also be embarrassed that I can't remember the last July 4th. I have not been on a hot dog eating contest. So here we are. It's a staple in July 4th tradition is Traditional is AH, Apple pie right? There's different sort of thing, though. The female Joey custom if you will, just meaning the dominant force in the women's Circuit is Miki Sudo. She's like a tender, one favorite so minus 1000 chestnuts in the minus 1200 neighborhoods No 1 to 12 and Look they've dominated. But the big variable this year guys is so you can bet each of them to win or notes that would kind of take the field against each one. And then there's also over unders. You kind of mentioned Around 74. So it opened 71 a half was actually bet up a couple dogs. And we're seeing a little bit of under money, depending on the number. You're looking about 73 a half. And 73 is sort of the over under. And look, there's the variable this year of indoors, right? Chestnut has talked about how much you feed off the crowd. But if you remember guys just think about your own eating when you're outside and sweaty and stuff Not that pleasant, but you can probably do more damage indoors. But the hot dog dick holder, so that's the variable as well. So it's really unknown. Something like we've never seen no crowd. Different temperatures indoors, and that's sort of what everyone handicapping as we approach the top of the hour. Dawg, you mentioned this is something that you've done many years now betting on the hot dog eating contest. So my question to you as someone who has never based policed a bet in her life. At what point Do you start to think that Joey Chestnut might be falling off a little bit like he's been doing this for a while? I mean, is it? Is it something that you're just going to keep betting on him until He doesn't read proves you're wrong. Like at What point is he too old to be like? I'm gonna start taking the under on Joey now. Yeah, I know It's a great question because there's a some point he's going to get caught now. Actually, When I lived in Vegas, I covered a major league eating competition between him and Kobayashi. It was sort of the predecessor to test that, and he he talked to me about stuff. Yes, he takes like like what Marathon runners do before the marathon. They take painkillers before you could imagine you just roll out of bed and like Pearl down, trying to pound 72 hot dogs. You There's an art to this right. There's training. You expand your stomach. You talked about the belt of fat very so there's a lot of competition, but at some point your body You know, Father Time is undefeated as we all know from the great Charles Barkley. So at some point, these competitors are going to catch him. Now there is a guy sort of lurking in the neighbourhood. Darren Breeding is supposed to give him a run for his money. This year at some point member Kobayashi was Seemed untouchable and then chestnuts out of standards. They had eaten Maurine the sort of regionals and then they thought he could do it. But you know, there's I like the over if you can get a 72 or so, but the juice is getting up there. I think Minus 1000 on Miki Sudo is stay free money but pretty favorable. This is like she's going for the world record. She's like geared up for this. This is for Brian. This might be the last year chestnut. Just sort of a lock, so to speak, But I won't lay the $12 either. So I think that time has come When you win the money lines get that high. You're not going to make a lot of money laying that kind of lumber.
The Cleveland Indians Are Considering a Name Change
"The NFL Washington team has a plan to undergo a thorough review of its controversial name, but they're not alone. They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. But now the major league Baseball team says its name is being put under the microscope amid a national movement to correct racial wrongdoing.
Cleveland Indians to consider name change
"Years of pressure, the Cleveland Indians have said they will consider a name change for the team, saying the social unrest across the nation has underscored the need for the team to improve on issues of social justice. Indians has been the name of Cleveland's Major league baseball team since 1915. Before that they were the Cleveland Naps name for infielder and manager Napoli Joy
Multiple Boston Red Sox Players Test Positive For COVID-19
"Multiple players test positive for covert 19 this week. Those players were not allowed to take part in Friday's work out at Fenway Park. Citing instructions from Major league Baseball. The team would not identify the players or specify how many tested positive. Another player,
Major League Baseball Cancels 2020 All-Star Game Because Of Coronavirus
"All Star Game because of the Corona virus pandemic. The Dodgers were supposed to host the game, but instead, baseball has now awarded them. The 2022 All Star Game. 22 teams involved in the MBA
Cleveland Indians to consider name change
"When Major League baseball team is considering a name change that pressure. The Cleveland Indians are reviewing the contentious nickname they've embraced since 1905 saying they're committed to making a positive impact in their community and embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality. Move mirrors one by the NFL's Washington Redskins, who say they're embarking on a thorough review of their name. In 2018. The Indians remove their chief Wahoo logo from caps and jerseys worn by the team. Red faced mascot, however, remains on some team
Cleveland Indians "to determine the best path forward" for name
"In a statement Friday evening, said that They are determining the best path forward when it comes to its clubs to the club's name. A review of the nickname first introduced in 1915 will be done by the club as there have been calls to correct racial run wrong doings in the past. A team before the 2019 major league season, dropping its chief Wahoo logo. This comes as the Washington Redskins said earlier on Friday that they were going to Rhea. They're going, they're going to determine the future of their nickname, which has come under fire over the past several years and more recently, major corporate sponsors, FedEx and Nike have called for the team to change the name. Our next
Indians to examine 'best path forward' for name
"Ken Rosenthal has just reported that Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians are now considering the possibility changing their nickname. The Indian said in a statement to the athletic on Friday evening, and I quote we're committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance, social justice and equality. Organization fully recognizes our team name is among the visible ways in which we connect with the community. We have had ongoing discussions on these issues. The recent unrest in our community and our country has underscored the need for us to keep improving with that in mind. We're committed to engaging our community to determine the best path forward with regard to our. Name
MLB has 38 positive COVID-19 tests as training resumes; 31 players and 7 staff among 19 teams
"Sports figures in San Diego, both testing positive NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson of Alka Hone, who was tested after his wife got the virus and Padres outfielder Tommy Fan who was tested as part of major League baseball training that resumed today, 31 players and seven staff among 19 teams tested positive. Of the 3185 tests.
MLB Cancels 2020 All-Star Game In Los Angeles, Dodgers To Host In 2022
"Despite over $100 million in renovations, Dodger Stadium won't be hosting the All Star game this year. The Dodgers have waited 40 years to host Major League Baseball's All Star game, but it's going to be a little longer. A game, scheduled for July 14th has been canceled because of the Corona virus pandemic. This will be the first time since 1945 during World War two that no All Star Game will be held in a statement, Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says they'll award the Dodgers. The next available All Star Game in 2022 2021 game is already set for Atlanta. The MLB is planning to have a shortened baseball season with opening day pushback from March to July 2030
MLB Cancels 2020 All-Star Game At Dodger Stadium; Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout Unsure He'll Play 2020 Season
"Conclusion. But Major League Baseball has made it official. This year's All Star Game. A Dodger Stadium is cancelled. I'll have it there in 2022 instead, Cbssixty Futterman reports that a perennial All Star who plays across town may not play the game this year because of the outbreak. He is one of the biggest names in the sport home run number 40 for trial, but his major league baseball attempts distorted season later this month. Mike Trout of the Angels says he's not sure if he will take part is going to come down. How safe we're gonna be. If there's an outbreak in these next few weeks, I gotta I gotta reconsider. Complicating things for trout is the fact that his wife His pregnant trout says other major league players are expressing similar concerns. Steve
"major league" Discussed on The Daily 202's Big Idea
"Good Morning I'm James Holman from the Washington Post and this is the daily to two for Wednesday June twenty them in today's news, the chairman of the House foreign. Affairs Committee is trailing his primary challenger in new. York. A federal prosecutor will testify that. He faced political pressure to go easy on Roger Stone. And the Senate teeters on the cusp of failure in the push for police reform. But I saw the big idea. Baseball is coming back. Major League Baseball will return in July. Training camps will resume on July first. An opening day will take place either June July twenty third or twenty fourth. It's four months behind schedule, but the season will be sixty games by far the shortest in the sports modern history followed by postseason unlike other sports, baseball is aiming to play this season with teams in their home. Cities as opposed to a one site quarantined bubble as players begin arriving back to camp this week. All of which will be held in the team's home cities as opposed to spring training facilities in Arizona or Florida. They'll be tested. Tested for the coronavirus before being allowed to enter, it's the first of many tests. Each player and staff member will be subjected to teams will be aligned geographically to reduce travel while the MLB has yet to release a master schedule for the new condense season, each team will play forty games within their own division and twenty games against teams from the corresponding division in the other league, thus the defending world series champion Washington nationals will play ten games each against division rivals Atlanta Miami Philadelphia in the New York mets, and for each against Al Teams Baltimore. Boston the New York, Yankees Tampa and Toronto. This will be a season unlike any in the sports history, featuring among other wrinkles, a designated hitter in the national. League for the first time. And probably get this extra innings that begin with a runner already on second base. The season will be played by necessity without fans in ballparks at least initially, but we'll still be able to tune in on television. My colleague Dave Shannon who's been bird dogging the negotiations for us on the baseball..
"major league" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"To cancel the Major League Baseball season a season has never been canceled owners and players can't agree on salaries and health and safety protocols not yet at least the union may file a grievance Yankees owner Randy Levine pointing out the March agreement said the players would negotiate these issues the player should get in a room and start negotiating so we can get going Levin says reports claim at least six to eight owners are more don't want to play this season seventy five percent of owners need to agree in order for commissioner rob Manfred to impose a schedule Dr Anthony Fauci says baseball should not play deep into the fall coronavirus concerns mingling with the flu virus he is quoted as saying keep it in the course summer months the whole gang is back together and bridge view for the first time since the March shut down the fire our training is a full team again here in town the week ahead of flying to Orlando to play soccer again in the MLS return to play tournament and fire coach Raphael Wicky says the team is trusting the league for safety walkover nineteen numbers in Florida have gone up the bears give out sheriff Brian piccolo award to rookie running back David Montgomery now expires D. lineman Nick Williams and offer up new offense greater Nader bill Lazor Bandhu QB coach John DeFilippo to reporters today Josh Liss newsradio seven eighty one of five one of them WVVA news time seven eighteen traffic and weather together of each month by and co transmissions and total car care and he once again bowed ran just getting word of an issue on the Eisenhower on the inbound side were seen delays before you get to Mannheim because a report of a crash looks like the vehicle involved in this crash lost a tire in that tire may have actually crossed over the lanes and struck a westbound vehicles walls were looking to confirm this but on the inbound side of the Eisenhower it's a thirty two minute drive from route three ninety in the outbound side engine ninety already slow from the tries it out to before Saint Charles because of a stalled semi that had been the lanes it's off on the side now the lanes are back open still thirty two minutes out to route three ninety but look out for issues right around Manheim because this reported the inbound crash that may have also impacted the outbound side the unions and the Kennedy you're both in great shape on the Stevenson about so past central to catch you then again from Damon to the Dan Ryan thirty seven minutes from three fifty five twenty seven from the tri state the Stevenson outbound or okay the damn right about a twenty minute pace from ninety fifth to downtown about Ryan's looking good though fifty seven no inbound delays report on the outbound side of I. fifty seven we have an issue on the ramp to westbound I. eighty it's a south on fifty seven ramp to westbound eighty a crash blocks the left lane of the ramp this crash also took out a light pole the bishop Ford inbound slow from hundred and third to the Dan Ryan that's an eighty minute trip made any foreign albums okay lake shore drive north on slow approaching the Chicago River no southbound delays on the drive no major tollway delays report we do have some spots of road work here and there on the Adams Reagan and three fifty five but no major delays in those work zones because the construction scheduled through the day today on route fifty three okay north and southbound I. eighty eastbound problems westbound eighty so as you approach I fifty seven because of some capers.
"major league" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Yeah, of course, and we've said that from the beginning I'm just saying I just want to make sure that we all agree with the fact that there will be a significant revenue loss if they are unable to play with fans outside of the State of Texas. Right and. This is we're all on the same page with? We said that from the beginning, but here's the problem like this happens in every single negotiation, one side comes from. This is absolutely what we need over here and we're not budging. The other side comes from. We're absolutely over here. We're not budging and then there's negotiation. There's a compromise an agreement with these two sides. There's none of that it's a we're over here. We're not budging and then they haven't budged. They barely budged. Now, I don't the players. Association's budged at all I. Know that the owners have budget the tiniest bit like the tiniest bit right. Do you agree with me? That that more March twenty sixth letter, the agreement between the owners and the players, the players ended up getting one hundred and seventy million dollars, plus they also got their year of service even if they're even if baseball is played. Do you agree with me in that letter that it does state that if there are no fans, we're going to have to go back and renegotiate the. Deal. We've set it for weeks now. Yes, it was it was clear and the players association new. It was clear. But the offers the offers that they gave him from from that point. They gave the players associated from that point. We're never legitimate offers that's. That, I agree with the the other thing. Is You know we heard? mccutchen yesterday talking about Jews and cups and water, and all this other stuff right He is basically saying that he believes as many of the players believe in that March twenty sixth agreement that they were going to get full prorated salaries, and that that's not the case they're they're. They're basically claiming something. That is not the case. Yeah? That's all I'm saying. I I when I looked at that agreement and I read it I read it as such that there wasn't understanding. Here's one hundred and seventy million dollars, and we're going to give a year service and a few other things that gave them, but when we get back to the table, if we play without fans, essentially, we're going to have to come back and we're going to have to renegotiate some other understandings financially, because we you know, we're not gonNA. Just take all the losses ourselves. Sure and they needed to come back with the the the Rob Manfred and Major League baseball to come back with an offer that was better than what they had to begin with, and they just inched in ancient inched, and that's why it never went anywhere I'm not saying that the players I'm not seeing anybody is right, if anything, I've been more critical of the players, because of those points that you've just made from the beginning of this, but at this point when publicly you see the Commissioner of Baseball, vacillating on whether or not, there's going to be season all within two days of one another as As completely botching this thing you know another thing he said last night. Which is true? It's a disaster for our game us right about that. There's no doubt about it, but right now i. mean you can see the flaws. In where the other side is coming from both sides of screwed this up royally, and there's been no compromise. There's been no cloud is I also know that the way he was talking yesterday was in D., indirect response to the way that Tony Clark had been talking prior to that interview may mean that. Tony Clark and the Union. Leadership tried to put him on the spot. And and ESPN and Mike. Greenberg knew that, and of course you know, play to those questions, and which was good job by them, and he had to give an answer that was going to be non-committal like he couldn't be the commissioner that he was last Thursday when he said guess what there will be baseball. He couldn't say that. You know what I'm saying. He had to say what he said I think in the Public Forum in order to protect himself and to protect the negotiations wherever they may be. So you're still putting most of the blame on the players. Association because right now I'm I think that both sides have done a really poor job at trying to get this done, but it seems. From what I'm hearing from you that you're still citing strongly with one particular. I I'm just saying they. They've already received one hundred seventy million dollars and they haven't played a game. They already received assurances that they will not lose a year of service time. They have already received. You know assurances that there was a draft which there was even though that was. Truncated due to Covid, nineteen and everything else. I don't know what else to say I. I was trying to point out. If you're making ten million dollars a year like Noah syndergaard in baseball time when they get paid. That's basically fifty thousand dollars a day during the baseball season when the season starts and ends, he makes a fifty thousand dollars a day. They gave him or gave the the league. The Union one hundred seventy million dollars. Therefore, he was making I believe about five. Dollars a day during not playing time, and this is when his whole issue with his landlord came up, and then what they were asking. Is that look without fans and just with our TV money? We can pay you guys, but we can't pay you to the tune of fifty thousand dollars and pro right you one hundred percent. We have to take money off of that salary and we WanNa give you about twenty five to thirty thousand dollars a day. If you're Noah syndergaard. That's that's what they're talking about. If you talk about it in real money, and you talk about it and percentages. That's kind of what they're talking about. So and I'm not sitting here, saying that these teams are aren't worth billions of dollars in that they've grown, and that's part of the process and they know moving on. They already have a new TV contract with TV S, which is worth a billion dollars, so there is some light at the end of the tunnel. The question is. Are they going to figure out some way to play this year? And if they are if they if they wanNA play fifty games. They can still do it in August and September. They could still do the fifty game season in August and September which means they still have time to try to continue to negotiate or at least attempt to negotiate to show that they're trying to do this in good faith, and they still can play later as opposed to earlier and the one thing that is a little shocking to me is how late the NBA and the NHL. Going to start playing, so that means that there's more time than I thought that there would be because I was thinking that they would start around July fourth and that they would play eighty two games, but they're going to play a fifty game season with all the with all the trappings of the playoffs and everything else. They still now have time to negotiate and look like they're negotiations. Going on, so there can't be. A grievance filed saying that nobody negotiated in good faith. is going to be worth it for either side when this is over and my answer, would that be absolutely not especially if there's no season, because then these big TV contracts that we're seeing or not going to have the same numbers attached to them. There's not going to be as many eyeballs on it, which means there's going to be as much advertising money, which everything is connected to one another so really what each side has to ask themselves is is standing our ground right now. Really worth it, and this goes for both sides, not just rob Manfred says yesterday, the guy who's the punching bag. Not It's just not. It's not going to be worth it. It's not and I feel confident saying that we get wrapped up because how many people love baseball where we live everywhere that I go. Are we having baseball this year I need? Need my Yankees Pack I. Need My mets back? Are we GONNA have baseball? It's not like that everywhere else. It's not people don't care about baseball like they used to care about baseball. And when you're teams, bad and markets, because it's become so regional, they are completely disappearing from the minds of the sports. Fans there if you look at some of these local TV numbers in these markets that were baseball is in a strongest here and the team is bad. It's like Bupkus. It's terrible. The attendant sucks. It's awful and you WANNA. Make more cities like that. We'll keep going this route A. I agree with you one hundred percent I agree with you. In Pittsburgh, that can be tough. Kansas City it could be tough. I would think Denver. It's GONNA be tough. So there are a number of teams Tampa. Obviously Miami you know nobody's GonNa, go to those games anyway, so there are going to be issues for sure for a Lotta these other teams, but that also plays into the argument. That the players have got to come closer to where the owners are, or there's not going to be baseball because of what you just said. The other thing that happened yesterday that we found out was that Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for covid nineteen and we're GONNA. We're GONNA, talk about that on the other side of the break, absolutely boomer and Geo on the fan and CBS sports network. We're also GONNA. See CEELO for the first.
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"There are thousands of players that are basically below the minimum, and these are the players that want to get the play. They want to get their career started. And there is I'm sure some pressure from those players who are willing to take whatever the owners are offering I don't believe. I don't know if it's fifty fifty sixty forty, but I'm telling you. There is a large group of players that need the money. They need the money they need to go. Play no matter the history of this union though I mean this is a union. Then went on a lot of history going on. That's just being thrown out the windows these days. WHO GIVES? Gives a crap. Nobody cares the apparently this major league baseball. Players Association does because they have not backed down at all from what they've been their entire time considering there's a pandemic, which is that they're not gonna get pushed around that. They don't trust the owners, and they're going to get every cent I mean, but see see how frustrated you got just there about. Anything is the same as a Lotta history being thrown out the window. That's why fans are so pissed off because it seems like the only place where people are still putting millions and billions of dollars ahead of just trying to get through this particular time in history is in baseball, and that's what's so. That's what makes you pull your hair out? These guys won't budge and you want to see them. Budge to give US baseball and they won't do it neither side. We'll do it and you. You see and we'll see what happens with basketball I. Think there's more players who wanNA play. They don't WanNa play and I know a coalition is being formed. We'll see what happens there, but it just seems like everywhere else. There's more compromises when it comes to get stuff started. Then there are in baseball and that's. That's the the main point that turning fans off and I. Know Me and you aren't going to stop watching baseball. That's impossible and most of our audience isn't going to stop watching. Watching baseball, but there are a lot of fans who this is one of those things that will absolutely drive people away, and that's not hyperbole because it already did once we already have here's another piece of history. Fans really did leave during the ninety four strike they did. This wasn't one of these silly. Like Oh. You Jack up the parking at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium I'm not going to go, and then you still show up and give sixty dollars to park your car. This isn't one. One of those things this is like a I can't stand these people I. Don't want to watch them. It's the summer I'm going to do something else. Because the game is boring anyway, that's what's going to happen to it. In most markets in America not here, not Boston Not Philly, but in most markets in America. You're going to see a massive drop off in baseball fandom. If they don't get their crap together, you know the one thing he did say in terms of TV ratings the PGA. This past week, the Charles Schwab challenge down colonial on Sunday, fifty percent better rating than the same time last year, so plus fifty percent in the ratings, and it goes to show you that live competition on whatever the sport may be. They're going to be a lot of people watching right now. A lot of people you know the interesting thing I just. I know what the owners in baseball are trying to do I. Just don't know. How am I guess? The Union is going to break through I. Don't know how they're going to break through I just don't see it I just don't see it happening. And I, and I do believe that. Rob Manford public statement yesterday on. ESPN is basically remember. We were talking about. Is this a trap that's being laid by the NFL. The Major League Baseball Players Association exactly what happened Yes now. I'm a firm belief of that right. I mean the way laid out right I. mean this is. This is how it played out because so tony. Clark! He dangled that. That bait out there and he said we're ready anytime anywhere. Just tell when and he what he was trying to do. Was Show everybody that Major League. Baseball doesn't WANNA. Play anymore and around fifty games with full pro-rated pay because they understand that that is what Major League baseball players. Association is going to want and they're not going to take a penny less at this point and we've. Screamed about that since the beginning, and then they WANNA get their big playoff, share and their. TV money from that, and this is why rob Manfred came out and said I. Don't think we're going to have a season because it stalls that from. This is what Trevor Bauer tweeted out and I've been critical Trevor Bauer. Because this guy like every. He's got to weigh in on every single issue, and sometimes it gets a little exhausting guys, not a talk show host. You know he's still a pitcher, but. He he explained the whole thing and made a lot of sense to me. Then most of the players association chimed in a bunch of players were saying yeah, read this. Read this read this. This is exactly what's going on and rob Manfred he this. The trap was laid, and then rob Manfred either walked into it or walked away from it, but he did so so publicly that we know exactly what the owners are trying to do now and I'm not taking a side anymore. Anymore I'm done with taken sides. I'm tired of that both could be more compromising in this situation for the betterment of all as a whole to give the fans something, but they're just not willing to do that. You know the the amazing thing. According to the owners, this all comes down to selling tickets to fans. This is this is the big situation where they're saying. They are losing a ton of money. This is why they're laying off workers. This is why they're furloughing workers. That are of their baseball administration side the business side as opposed to the players side, and you know I, you and I can sit here going round and round and round if they don't if they're not able to sell tickets and they have to refund season tickets the Yankees and the mets have to ripon their season ticket money. That money is not there for the players to participate in we all..
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"I didn't think it could be a bigger mess than it already was yesterday. It became a bigger mess than anyone could have imagined at this baseball season could be good morning over. How are you hey, good morning jail? You know there's There's a mess all over the place. It's not just baseball, but there are there are there are messes and in many sports these days and I will just say that I think. This is the answer that rob. Manfred had to give in relation to a Tony Clark. Said and the demand that the union put out there about not. Negotiating in good faith so back and forth we go, and maybe it's more of a protective statement publicly as opposed to a statement that we all wanted to hear that. Yeah, that was going to be baseball, and some way shape or form, but I guess if he makes some sort of declaration that way publicly that that may lead to the Union's ability to file a grievance. The Union. Being able to say that the Major League Baseball player on Pliers Owners Major League. Baseball owners. We're not negotiating in good faith either so. I don't know what to tell you. It's June. Sixteenth I thought they'd have a deal done by now. I I was hoping for July Fourth Start Date I was hoping for an eighty two game season. There's still time to go back and forth and I. Don't know they're not gonNA. Get into a room. I don't think it doesn't sound like it anyway and a lot of distrust on both sides I I am. I'm glad that we got something out of that commissioner. Round Table last night. I'm not. I'm not surprised that Roger. Goodell said he would support. Colin Kaepernick on an NFL football team. You know they set up a whole workout forum last year which he basically blew off so. They've been trying to get him engaged in trying to get him involved and trying to give him an opportunity to go play with on the team, but you know. I don't know where that stands I. Don't know what's going on. I don't know if there's a team even interested in the whole thing so that that story still has the play out. You have curry irving forming a coalition of players to keep the NBA from going back and playing. So you, tell me where there isn't a mess these days. The NHL. I think on a mess there right now, so we actually deuce care about then. That's not what I said. I said you asked where there wasn't a mess in. The NHL so I wouldn't go that far, but I. we might get to a point where it's the only thing that is being played, and yes, we're all going to have our eyes on hockey. And this is where Major League baseball could have had an opportunity to start before all the other sports and have people watching it because you see the the ratings on everything that gets put on TV, even half of a sport. Sport you either ratings on of athletes. Playing Video Games is through the roof. Golfers who aren't golfers us through the roof and NASCAR has had the best ratings they have had for non Daytona. Races I mean it's insanity. The NFL draft which was virtual, blew the doors off of any other NFL. Draft in the history of the draft because we're all at home wanting to see something then baseball continues to stab themselves in. In the back and I mean. Is it rob Manfred? Who's doing this by himself? No, it's not I mean. Obviously. He's taking a cue from the owners. Just like every other commissioner does because that's who he works for, but the Great Commissioners and sport in these situations. Step up and say this is what's good for the game I understand. We're not going to be thrilled with the end result, but a great deal is when. When both sides are pissed a little bit, but you end up getting somewhere where everybody can work under something that makes sense for both sides as well, but it doesn't seem like either side is willing to be pissed at all. There's never been a negotiation that has gotten to a point this level where you're not giving up. Something there has to be something that you have to give up too headstrong and they're to. on willing to move in a direction to help the game, and that's why we're in the situation we're in. Member Rob Manfred background. He is a Labor lawyer on the side. Of ownership that that's his background. That's where he comes from. That's one of the reasons why he got the job. That's one of the reasons why the Major League Baseball. Ownership group feels comfortable with him as their lead counsel. If you will, he knows exactly what he's doing. He knows what he's trying to get done. I also think that he is also looking at this from a big picture point of view as well, too. It's not just this season, but I do believe it's the next. And if you think this is contentious way, we see that that part of. That I don't even think that they've even touched on yet. So this thing could get uglier and uglier. I I'm disappointed. I think like most fans are. I thought we like like. I said I thought. We have an agreement by now, and we don't yeah, so I can say is that you know. Stranger things have happened I don't know if they can come to a quick decision. I don't know if the players I really I'd. Be Really Gutsy at see the whether or not the players. Are Willing to sit out the rest of this season. Oh. They are I one hundred percents really that. Way The way that they are talking at the top the way that Tony Clark said the things that he has said publicly I am in full belief that they are willing to sit out the rest of the season I mean it seems so fractured right now. The distrusted is at the highest level. It's been in these negotiations i. it just seems to me I. mean some of the positions things are being tweeted out i. mean I understand that it's not all real, but you know Marcus. Stroman saying has any Tampa. Literally clubs at Nina, pitching coach and motivational speaker I'm ready for you I mean I'm telling you that there are other planes being made at this point. I know Bryce. Harper tweeted out. Hey, eagles, what's up? I mean there is. There's a lot of this going on, and it's a joke I get it on twitter, and they're trying to make a point, but I think that they're ready to sit out the whole season, and then I know you don't. You really think that they're gonNA play this mean this morning feel so dire for baseball and maybe I'm getting lost in that, but it just doesn't seem like I'm a middle ground to be reached. I'm just telling you. There is a very large group of players that will not be heard from because they haven't been around long enough that WANNA play baseball that want to get paid that need to get paid. The owners can sit on this thing because they have an asset. That's worth something even Jeff Wilpon. Talking about four or five potential suitors by the mets in the middle of all of this stuff, and you know, word comes that there could be an international buyer who's. Thinking about you know plunking down some ray me for the mets, so I all. I can tell you that the owners have a lifeline that is a hell of a lot longer than a lot of big majority of the players, a big majority of the players, because not all the players make three hundred million dollar contracts..
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"A plan to start the Major League Baseball season but that's only half the battle now they must get approval from the players union which is not a given the plan would see the season start around the fourth of July without fans in ball parks in spring training set to begin in mid June each team would play half the season in their home ballparks eighty two regular season games most of them against opponents in their region for example teams from the National League east would play games against their divisional opponents and against teams in the American League east to help limit travel the post season would increase from ten to fourteen teams by doubling the wild cards in each league and the designated hitter would become universal a sticking point could be the owner's proposal that players receive just a percentage of their twenty twenty salaries based on revenues which would result in a pay cut for players the proposal goes to the union on Tuesday I'm John stillness even before covered nineteen Major League Baseball is looking to drastically reduce the number of minor league teams and leagues in the farm system the Staten Island Yankee is in the York Penn league on the chopping block congressman Max rose a Senate joint letter with borough president James Oddo calling on the Yankees to keep the team playing at Richmond county bank ballpark unfortunately we have to take it to this point because they could have just dismissed this out right and so we've gone public with all request that they not ditch the very city that is totally dedicated to the the Yankees may be forced to choose between keeping the team that plays within walking distance of the Staten Island ferry terminal or the Charleston riverdogs of the south Atlantic league each plane class A. level baseball wins news time for sixteen the Georgia man videotaped the deadly encounter that led to the shooting death of jogger Ahmad armory says he's getting death threats I had nothing to do with it William Roddy Brian was listed as a witness to the shooting death of twenty five year old jogger all mud armory in late February but civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and others alleging he may have helped pursue and chase down the victim and if so Brian should face charges too I'm trying to get my life back to normal and it's been smeared the police report says suspect Gregory make Michael told an officer Roddy attempted to block our brief but was unsuccessful Ryan's lawyer is Kevin Gough who also spoke with W. J. A. X. T. V. my heart was responding to what he saw which was someone in the community that he did being followed by a vehicle that he recognized an outside prosecutors been appointed to review the case joy at homes is an African American woman I am Jackie Quinn the law license of the Indiana state Attorney General it's going to be suspended for thirty days after allegedly got inappropriate with a woman at a party the Indiana Supreme Court unanimous decision said the state's disciplinary commission proved by clear and convincing evidence that hill committed the criminal act of battery Indiana Attorney General Curtis hill was accused of drunkenly groping for women during a party he was denied doing anything wrong testifying during a hearing in October he briefly touch democratic representative Maria Candelaria Riordan's back hill denied the testimony of three other female staffers that he made unwelcome sexual comments during the party he was denied he will resign he is up for reelection this year I'm Jeff McKay wins news time.
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"Wizard tick well I. We probably should bring up the fact that there's that report there with you know there's some optimism about a season happening. That sounds like it could be one hundred games. I have some questions about it and we can if we hear more about it by the time. I'm sure we could dig a little bit deeper into it on Monday but I think that ties a lot into this minor league discussion and Todd Zola. Our colleague our friend who does a lot of our projections work at ESPN. I've been talking a lot about how we're going to deal with projections and rankings for this perspective season and his very good point was that we kinda need some basis for a minor league year in some form because of the Rehab stints for injured players a grain angle that. I hadn't thought of that if we don't have some sort of concrete structure for how we deal with Minor League games or SIM Games on the side for teams playing Major League Games that I'm going to be fading the injury-prone players because I think they'll be more questions about the recovery. I don't know where there are. Minor League teams or monitoring systems going to be done concurrently in these major league parks. Will it be in Florida or Arizona? I am not sure but if there is no minor league system whatsoever I agree with you on the pitching side. I do think that we're going to see teams. Be a little bit more aggressive Promoting guys like Gore as you described and I think they're going to be much more creative and promoting players especially with more teams eligible. Excuse me eligible for the play offs. I think that there's going to be more opportunity for teams to call up these premium prospects after the point. They won't be spending of your your service time. I know it's a very lengthy long winded answer that we could go on for thirty minutes for but I I kinda neat to see how Major League baseball is going to deal with the service time question. I think that's going to have a big bearing tied to this question as to how we approach prospects and fantasy. That's fair by the way underrated quote that I forgot about at the beginning of the movie when the The lady is like pointing out. Here's the roster for this year's Cleveland and one of the board members says this guy here is dead crossing often. We use that. All the time in our drafts like when somebody like drafts a player that's already been taken in the draft and somebody does is here is dead crossing off then That's that's an underrated line from the movie. Are what else do we have to get to today? All right. Here's something else by the way baseball tonight. The podcast still awesome. Buster only reaches out to four players and executives to give you a behind the scenes. Look at the game that you know and love make sure to check out his most recent show on Itunes stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also we need to point out that really good guy tradesman. Seaney of the Baltimore. Orioles is probably not going to play this season at all if there is a season aware of this but we were at his last baseball game in spring training our friend. Steve Gardner pointed this out. Brett Hershey was with us as well baseball. Hq that we were at a spring training game in Sarasota for the Blue Jay was blue was Tampa and Baltimore. Mencia about a second in that game. We had no idea the time that something was physically wrong with him seriously. Wrong obviously cancer. We wish him well had the surgery already. And we hope trae Mancini's back and crushing it for the Orioles in twenty twenty.
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"Milan-san versus Will Smith. So which do you think is more reasonable? Probably MILAN-SAN I go back and forth between these two and the hesitation for in. Crt is just twenty eight. His career high in the first place and teams. Just don't give players the opportunity to steal this many times. I'm not a milan-san fan as you know but I won't be remotely surprised if the braves decide that they want to go with him. In the ninth this is the Classic Job Hausky versus Raphael Bettencourt. Cleveland Indians Bullpen. Way Back in the day. You don't have to have your best reliever closing twenty nine. Probably a little bit too generous. I agree it should be more. Like twenty four twenty three. It's bold predictions near it's yours. He'll be playing for contracts if they play and Either that we'll get to that ever season but like players that are going to be at the end of their contract in fifty game sample. They're going all out. They're not they're not taking days off. They're not like rob stealing a base. Every time I get on like you could see some of these. Mookie BETTS WHO in my Dynasty League Baseball Simmons Batting six or seven for the dodgers like he? Could he playing for a contract? You think he doesn't WanNa go like twenty five homers twenty five steals in a fifty game season. Does he wants to show off. So we're GONNA see some crazy small sample size. Stop no matter how long this season is our what else we got caught. We've just got one more here Brad. Notes that we've had the discussion on twitter and elsewhere that the minor league season could be cancelled although Jeff passan denied that it has been decided at this moment. Should that happen? And if we get a two thousand twenty major league season how much you bumping prospects adopt to deal with playing the miners for the season. The one problem I have with this and I do assume that the minor league baseball either will not be played or played a different form is. We can't assume that the cardinals wanted to start the clock on Dylan Carson. Just to use him as an example because they could just have him playing on their fields at spring training during games but not be on the active roster so even if the cardinals have like say bump Rosser size to thirty or thirty five. That does not presume. I think it's more likely than pitching prospects are going to be promoted than hitting prospects on the right away so to me. The potters shot to make the wildcard game. In a seventy five game season. I bed Mackenzie Gore is up either for most of the season all potter's Sherman to not afraid to do that. Phillies with Spencer Howard. Toronto Nate Pearson is going nuts in the baseball Sims. Pitching prospects are former likely to be on big league rosters than hitting prospects in a shortened season..
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"How effectively the picked for the one game playoff. So you have to assume you would have given you sixteen to eighteen. Wins just to get there a respectable era. I'm trying to think of a good conference nowadays. We Jamie Moyer. He's Jamie she knows. Strike s ready. I love as lean ball. Forty seven years old cast type. Which I that's a ridiculous BIC is anyway. We all major league. We made that clear here on the podcast and Before we let June going too far more important things Trista and the Trivia question what was it the actual answer to this one okay. So let's repeat the question is can you name the only two players to win the MVP silver slugger end gold glove awards as well as earn a world series ring in a single season? There are two players who have done this. Who are they? I know one of them you might i. I feel like the answer to this. Has To be before my time because I honestly have I have. I have no idea where to begin was picked very well for each of you. Yes each of. You has a pretty good angle on the two answers for this question and Eric. I'm going to bet year going to be able to guess at first with the your first instinct. Well let me just show you my jersey. I do believe that he is correct. That Mike Schmidt Has Jersey of the day he did it in one thousand nine hundred eighty and by the way he was the world series. Mvp is the only one of the two who also did that. Who Must Player of all time? Well they might. He was quite a good player. But and we're GONNA hear myself for not getting this answer. You might not David Ortiz. I'm trying to think like what would be your angle for junior. Like I don't even know what June's favorite team is. Is it the Red Sox Yankees Gurbuz Big Red Sox Fan? Yeah I will point.
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"Off the loop Radha catcher batting second slow catcher in the one game play on no wonder he gets replaced? A major league to how well I I think. Maybe he didn't WANNA be. We'RE NOT GONNA discuss mainly to on this show June. I are you aware of that movie. I did not know existed until today and I also have never watched bad news bears. I've only seen the Billy Bob Thornton version on cable. Well good that's a good one too I but the original to me is still a little bit better in the second one. I mean he's sleeping with players. That's funny I like that and he does a great job but Walter Matthau fantastic. You GotTa Watch that movie I think what else do we need to discuss with? This movie. Obviously timelessness it. Holds up terrific I'm just curious. What is your overall top? Five baseball movies my five baseball movies. So I mean I was born in Nineteen ninety-five so that is the cultural context for a lot of these and at least one of these choices is not rational is is totally rooted in. So I'll start from the bottom. I said number five was major league although I'd probably move that up after watching it again today. Angels in the Outfield is number four. I I know it's not an actually great movie in my opinion while I have actually yeah I have a lot of nostalgia tied to it and I think a lot of Pe- A lot of baseball fans my age view that move very fondly and also a child actor Joseph Gordon Levitt in that movie and he's turned into a huge movie star. Sugar I think is an incredibly underrated baseball movie that I think Really captures the struggled a lot of Latin American players face today. The natural is a classic. Obviously Robert Redford is Robert. Redford and he's very Robert. Redford in this movie and then for me money balls my number one because I think moneyball as both has a book as a phenomenon is play huge role me just getting into baseball in the first place and Brad Pitt puts in a great performance. And there's a lot of stars that movie film oftens last roles. Chris Pratt is in that movie before he became a huge movie. Star like Brad Pitt. Is Brad Pitt? So I mean Yeah Chris. Pratt is Scott. Had A burger. That movie Again the realism factor for me. Maybe no true movie can warm my heart but I know some of the stuff now movie just just didn't happen didn't go to Scott Hanover's house on New Year's Eve and offer contract. He has an agent and there.
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"Like certain players as well. Yeah I think I think something that kind of speaks to just the lasting cultural legacy of this movie too. It's like you go to a major league baseball game. There's a decent chance you'll see someone wearing a rookie Von Jersey. Ironically whatever like there's a decent channel see someone there. There really are a ton of memorable characters in this movie in way that I don't think exists in most sports movies. Because you know like I I think my Patriot Serrano Voodoo stuff all the time like there's probably caricature to a degree that made me might not happen in a movie. That's made today right but it's Dennis Hays Bird you know that. He can't hit a curveball. Like all this stuff is so memorable And the fact that I it really does stick out as as I think one of the more accurate baseball movies in a funny way too because I think that this movie really captures the dynamic of clubhouse and the vast range of personalities you have you know you have. I thought it was really funny in the beginning of the movie. When you saw the clash between Sarunas Voodoo and the older pitchers you know Christianity him wind Like that felt very authentic to a major league clubhouse in my opinion I'll tell you in eighty nine thing that struck me with this movie is it was it was when I was reaching the true depths of my statistical obsession with baseball. And it's the one movie I can recall where I genuinely wanted to see a postseason stat sheet. I wanted to see how many how many home runs patriots. Toronto had ended up with. How many strikeouts did Ricky Vaughn really have obliterated Ziara early on and I kind of thought of it and fantasy terms? It's for me. This is my number one movie. I will admit that my number one baseball movie was Major League. Just because of as I described for didn't take itself seriously had a lot of funny bits and was relatively realistic. I think Major League also works to as a sports movie because sports often takes itself so seriously especially in sports movies that having a laugh about how self serious baseball is is is very refreshing for someone who's around the game constantly and.
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"Characters. I read somewhere that Jean took steroids. In in order to up his velocity for the movie. Like I read that in high school. He threw seventy nine miles per hour as a pitcher and he he used royds for about six day weeks. I think there was a story in. Espn Dot Com from like twenty twelve about it about how he used it to pump up his his his veloce cost per hour. It something that you mentioned just look. Believable was as a pitcher something. That always takes me out of sports movies especially baseball. Movies is seeing actors. Who clearly don't look like it can actually throw a ball. It just takes so much the realism out of it. And the fact that there's multiple shots where you can see sheen throwing the ball and like a convincing way. I feel like goes a huge way towards making this a great baseball move top of just know how funny it is and how many you know the fact that this movie launched. Wesley snipes his career. Like that's Hilarious to me I WANNA go back Eric. To your other point there the criticism since we gotta take the negative angle of this to A. You're right about the attendance and in subsequent viewings of this movie. That did bother me a bit. That if her goal was to be underneath a certain attendance threshold as you said we would know that during the middle of the year. Why would you fight against? It has already been clinched at that point. So that doesn't didn't make an awful lot of sense and yet for some reason. I still embrace the plot. I don't understand why it is it. Is it just the fact that the individual scenes and the one shot baseball jokes captivated US enough that we could just kind of check our brains at the door? She would have made money with the playoff games more money than she would've made in months of regular season action. But I think what I like. Here's the so many great characters. There's so many great lines that we Joe Boo and Isis and Bob Euchre jazz. The bid outside. There's so many fantastic lines in this movie that we still talk about we. That was thirty years ago. And we're still talking about some of these lines just normal conversation and I think it's fantastic. I mean if you watch a lot of baseball I know you do June when I think players love this movie to. They talk about this movie. Nee Try to act.
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"To lose in the playoff game? When the one game playoff it's already been decided you're attendances up so that whole point doesn't work anymore. That's that's the one thing about the movie to me. It's unrealistic. I also love. How wishy washy the timeline is. Because like you get a sense that they're losing and they're not very good and then with flip of a switch. They're selling winning again. And you're not really sure. How much of a comeback? They actually made over the course of the season. Like how far back in last place where there was this a situation where like the entire division is kind of mediocre. Is this a situation where there's a favorite at the top of the division? It's very very unclear in terms of baseball logistics. Like what kind of turnaround this was. Twenty nine thousand nine Washington nationals type of season turnaround or was it even bigger than that. I think for me the part of it that I like from the realistic sample. It's a movie that doesn't take itself very seriously and place it in that time and I'll admit I remember watching this in the theater. Which was its own crazy story. I saw this movie with my grandmother. Seventy five year old grandmother takes me to this movie. And I'll tell you she kept a straight face the entire time through all of the very colorful language on that but it played off that that joke about the Cleveland. Indians were a team. That wasn't competitive. At the time they even show that Joe Carter images at the beginning as they're playing burn on. I love that kind of encapsulated Cleveland's sports and Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians Baseball. And we saw of course what happened after that and the other thing too is. It's one of those movies that does not have an ending like some of these others. That's just wholly unrealistic and you have to take in the sequel in order to realize that when they were talking about a one game playoff for a division title that they didn't ultimately win at all. I like the fact that they do that. Now I hate that they had to take the sequel in order to tell you that's what happened but they didn't take it to the point of a World Series Championship. Unlike a movie like rookie of the year where you see at the end e holds up the world series ring. That was just utterly ridiculous to me so something is kind of interesting based off of that too is that the you mentioned the fact that the ending is not that unrealistic. The thing that I personally dislike about most sports movies is how corny the endings aren't how Korean predictable. They are but it feels like major. League is one of the few sports movies that actually earns it's corny ending through a combination of the fact that it's a genuinely funny movie that still holds up. You know twenty years later. Twenty twenty twenty five years later but is also you know it's it's it's as much as it is a baseball movie. It's also a movie about the characters in the course. The script projecting is Y- Y holds up as a storytelling thing over the mean that's the second thing you're technically as a baseball movie. Is it believable? I'd say is I don't know why to slow catchers batting second second right after Willie mays Hayes in the batting line-up that doesn't.
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"Let's change up the words with Trivia Trivia. That June won't know because you got to take some guesses to hear June joining us. He gotTA gotta be up for the Trivia. I'm definitely not the best interview but I'm GonNa try to invest all right. Well Good luck to you. Guys here will answer. We'll ask the question first and then we'll get into our movie chat and then we'll come with the answer a little bit after that but the question for today is. Can you name the only two players to win? Mvp silver slugger and gold glove awards as as when a world series ring in a single season two players did that MVP silver slugger gold glove and they picked up a world series ring within the single season. I'm guessing Steve. Jobs is not one of them. we'll get to that answer after we talk about the awesome movie. Major League which is one of my favorites So June obviously Major League is an historic movie. I ate a lot of ways and I wanna get your thoughts before we get into the overall here but I just think it's really good. That's the most important thing. Yeah I think it really holds up as a movie. The thing I thought was interesting when I was I was I was really watching it. This morning Before we started recording and the thing that really stands to me was that it doesn't hold up in all the unimportant ways like wild thing in twenty twenty like there's a lot of guys wearing the number ninety nine now. There's guys wearing glasses now. There's guys with bigger personalities in baseball now he's level wild thing in two thousand twenty was in one thousand nine hundred nine hundred. I think it's kind of funny. And then you also talked about the fact that the owner was. The owners goal was to lose over the course of the entire. See and of course that's become much more normalized over the course of the last decade and sports you know so there's a couple of different factors that we were being told to break down the movie. The first one is artistically. Was it actually a good movie Was It told well? Apply hold up. Entertainment Wise I think it does hold up. Well obviously it's not a true story per se so it's not like they made mistakes like they do in field of dreams. Were Joe Jackson. Bass along side or You know what is it? Not Eight is enough to eight men out movie you know where like some of it just isn't true. This could be true except for the part where the owner is like. Well if attendance goes down you know then we can move the team. The thing that bothers me about that Junius well in in September. You already know you're attendants. Why do you still want the team.
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"Apparently to sixty one thirty eight. I'm your host Mark Paulie as always. I'm joined by Bryson. How are you bracing doing? Okay how are you yeah? It's same since last week. Nothing is chance. It's like groundhog day. I think we have a little bit of news to work with today. There is discussions Major League baseball rumors flying around that the commissioner and the Commissioner's Office are trying to get kind of what we were talking about. Last week with Isolating players in spring training places and playing games with no fans there so I guess we can talk about that. I don't think there's anything else talking about but I mean right off the bat you brought this up in the last episode in our seeing it kind of Translate into reality this episode to. What do you think about this? And what do you think this is actually GonNa Happen? Yeah well you know. It's not much surprised if you think about it based on on we. We don't really know the logistics of this whole virus other than we need to stay away from each other in social distance. Oh and we all know The rest and I guess it translates to sports as well if there's if there's any hope for anything to return Aids probably GONNA. It's almost a hundred percent can be with no fans and be. It's probably going to be in like certain locations like we mentioned last week where players are also in the same boat as us as they're going to be quarantined together rather than being all over the countries we discussed Just because of the spread so if it does come back you know you will be seeing teams you know how many cities that that's all up for discussion. But they'll all be kind of in one bubble there one bubble that we all playing at neutral sites and It's not much of a surprise at all just based on however when talking about it and again There was news today. Saying like you said Baseball's considering playing in an empty spring training parks with no fans and quarantine players and again. It comes with a huge like a really complex plan ahead. It's going to be a lot of thinking there's GonNa be a lot of problem solving lots of things to work around And that's without the financial parts as we've discussed how much of an impact. That's already cost of the game. And I guess you know the the economy itself around the world and once you know that's figured out and if there is an all clear in this virus you know everyone gets better from what's going on and you're not gonna see everything. Go back to normal right away. I think you need to be really cautious about a second wave of this of it's spreading is which is why you know you have to be very cautious and that's why we won't be going back to even if this gets better we won't be going back to our regular lives at first it's. Kinda going to be a phase where easing easing easing back into reality. And I think that starts with Sports and in central locations like we discussed and actually since we've discussed that There's been even as you know in the NBA. Where I kind of started? The reference are where we heard about this. I actually the NBA itself went from that to bubble idea from what I mentioned last week to looking at just one location for US postseason if it came back and that's going to be that would be Las Vegas that's the ideal location for a MBA postseason because of all the hotels around and it's gone from that to one location. I think it's really you know. It's people are really starting to be really cautious and really precautionary about this. So you know baseball again. We discuss this about all the different ballparks as well in the Arizona and Florida area if you WanNa talk about starting Spring Training Location. So it's not a surprise at all it's just gonNa be it's GonNa be a very complex plan ahead and I think This is the way it's going to be. I don't know how long it'll take again. That all depends on you know if they will. You know how long it will take to develop a vaccine and maybe we know we learn more about those virus. But you know it's GonNa be it's GonNa be a bit. Even a sports comes back. It won't it's not GonNa be you know as its usual thing every day no matter what sport you're watching It's GonNa come back with a cautious plan. Just like you know how just like the everyday world with the economy itself. It's not gonNA come back all at once it'll come back in phases we're gonNA either way back into reality. It's really seeming like the possibilities of how the season can go on for whether it's major league baseball whether it's something else is just slowly and slowly the doors are starting to close and we have less and less possibilities of the season actually happening because as you mentioned. Nba going from yeah. Well we'll start up this season. Whatever June July? And then okay. We'll play into bubbles in two different cities to okay. We'll play in one city and just postseason like the possibilities are closing and it's honestly I messaged you earlier this week in our group It seems like there's an increasingly less and less chance of baseball. Being played with all these changes that are being bounced around with you know going straight to the postseason or having the postseason in December or playing many doubleheaders game or expanding the rosters to twenty nine players with all these different changes. It's like how much is actually gonNA look like spawned. How is it really worth it to make all these changes and as I talked about last week? Put the health of players on the line. Just get a few games in that ultimately aren't even going to be fair because you're playing under all these new rules so I don't ultimately I don't know if there's a point in having a season if you're changing so much and if the actual you know like health impacts are so dramatic that it's not worth it. It's too damaging to have a season so all that to say if I had to predict right now I don't think there will be a season. We talked last week about the three requirements. Mutually Baseball is set to start their season again. And it's just such a high bar to match in to accomplish all three of those colds that I don't see something happening this year. Yeah yeah the door. The doors closing ends in the reality. It's closing fast. It's not closing slowly. It's closing fast and you know with with baseball. You know they'll be the I would say maybe the third or Fourth League in the big for North America to cancel the season just because you know the NHL and NBA around this time On a regular schedule they were going to be their regular season. Supposed to wrap around this time and playoffs are supposed to start so I end. Obviously that means they're usually done in May or June while baseball is played until November at the latest on it usual standpoint. And that's why they'll be the last T- they'll be the last to pull the plug and there's a report today out of the NBA that the NBA is actually Creating a plan or they've been creating a plan about learning about the financial part of the game of cancelling the season I think the NBA again. They were the ones that suspended their their league. I out of everyone in North America. And they might they might. They might be the first to cancel it for the rest of the year. We we've heard about the optimism. Throw the sports saying they're gonNA take their time. They don't mind playing later dates. I don't mind playing a neutral sites. We all know the possibility that they WANNA do the game going again. And if the NBA pulls the plug which is increasingly likely. They won't make a decision probably for. I would say another month or two but if they're talking about shutting the season down rather than restarting his. That's what we've learned. It's not good. It's not good at all and again for baseball we've discussed. This is well last week. We you mentioned how players are going to be thrown out a routine and you men and you just mentioned as well how. It's you know how. How different is the game going to be? Even if he comes back and we've looked at possibilities expanded rosters may be six men rotations and other ideas like that and you know it's just out of the traditional way baseball like you said it's going to be very different You know the sites are going to be different but you mentioned a good point. The game itself is going to be different. And that's why you know. Is it really worth it? And I think that's possibly we all have to take in just because of how much this virus has spread. And you know it's not exactly. We're not exactly flattening the curve right now. It's obviously worse in certain parts of the world or countries. But it's just taking a little bit longer than it was initially thought of which is fully expected based off of where we were thirty days ago where we are now. We still don't know a lot about this virus we know as its spreads quick. And we've got to stay away from each other and I think that's going to be a major issue for bringing sports back in. That's why people also believe sports will be one of the last things that come back from the from the actual you know from an economy standpoint and from the world and we do know today that President trump is actually a phone call with all major sports commissioners around the game. It was supposed to start at twelve. We're we're recording at twelve thirty right now so that includes obviously all the all the major sports around the world and I really don't know what to take if it's a good thing or a bad thing lots people were saying. It's going to be a good thing. Lots of people saying it's a bad thing in my opinion. I don't think it's a good thing at all. I think it's a bad thing. But maybe they're talking about the basics of problems with the border other things like that. I'm just catching up to speed with all the commission. I think it's a really good idea. Navy exchange some ideas. But I don't necessarily look at this as a very good thing for any of the sports to come back in the near future. Yeah I don't think this was a good thing that call. I was going to bring this up but I think the only way excuses at the bad thing. You're not gonNa have the president telling these four commissioners that yeah. These sports are going to be back in June. Because you know Toronto saying obviously it's city lead functions but no city lead events until the end of June. You have so many strong. I don't see the president of the United States saying whatever this is going to happen by this deadline. I don't think it's good news. I think online. It's going to be bad news. And worse case scenario we could see the president telling these commissioners to telling them a date. Maybe you know mid-july maybe August that they're expecting to be cleared up in order to play the season so I think we earlier in this situation. We thought that. Mlb had time on their hands. I don't think that's true now. Because we're seeing they still have one hundred sixty two games to get through everyone alice. Nhl Mba was towards the end of.
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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.