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Covid-19 vaccine supply is running low. Here’s how Biden hopes to fix that
"Vaccine has really hit home, leaving many people around here scrambling to sign up for scarce vaccination appointments and others seeing their appointments canceled. But President Biden tonight announced what he calls aggressive steps that his administration is taking to fight the virus, including ordering more vaccine. This is a war time undertaking. It's not hyperbole. And as such, I directed the team to be ready to exercise all the authorities I have under the Defense Production Act and expedite these vaccine. The administration plans to buy another 100 million doses each from Fizer and Madonna with the goal of having enough vaccine for almost the entire U. S population by the end of the summer. Joining us live to talk about it tonight, CBS NEWS Medical contributor Dr David Vegas. There's been so much ugliness and figure pointing over the past four years, Doctor, I don't mean toe Add to it. But who is responsible for this? Because it seems like this point, we should be in a better position regarding vaccines than we are. Yeah, we're in a great position of the vaccines work, and they're safe. That is a remarkable accomplishment. But the rollouts where the federal government said every state can make their own decisions on how to do it, and the method didn't work well. And so the states were so concerned with testing and other things that they really didn't develop plans that, obviously or efficient where the majority of vaccines there were significant numbers sitting in freezers. Rather than in people's arms. So hopefully that is starting to change and more vaccines. You're getting into arms. You said, sitting in freezers. Does that mean they're around? But just not where they need to be. Oh, yeah. I mean, there's a significant number of vaccines that have not yet been administered. Many are being saved for the second shot, but certainly we need to get vaccines out quick. And you know now that we have a more reliable supply chain, we can give all of the vaccines understanding that more vaccines. They're coming down the road to give that second shot. The more people we vaccinate now. More. We can stop the virus and stop they. You know the ramifications, which is the devastation the virus is causing. So you are sounds like you're very much an advocate of whatever you have in your freezer. Now in your fridge. Whatever the facility is get it out to people now. Don't worry about the second shot because there's more on the way. Yeah, I mean, listen, What President Biden just said, is that World War and we're in a war on our soil, so we need to get those taxiing down. If the second vaccine is a week or two or three late. That doesn't really matter. It won't hurt the efficacy it all. There's some data that may actually be beneficial. But we need to vaccinate as many people as possible with that first shot, and then that second set so they could be protected. We're seeing record numbers of hospitalizations and deaths across the country in many places, and obviously we need to intervene. And then we're starting to see variants which are mutations of the virus happened. The more the virus is spreading, the more it can change and we don't want that. What do you think of a plan, and it may be too late to go back now. But what do you think of a plan where we started out and just said, if you're between 80 and 100 years old Plus you get it first and then 60 to Haiti and then the younger people rather than all of these breakdowns, with first responders and supermarket workers and the complexity of it all. Yeah, I think we have to be very simple here on. Certainly many states have overthought this and you know the details were just too complex. You look at countries like Israel that had a remarkably efficient roll out and it was by decade. We know the greatest risk factor for complication from this virus is a judge. And so certainly doing it by decade makes a lot of sense medically and also, you know, delivery wise would be much easier, and at the same time we need a standard way of doing it across the country. The notion of one state doing it differently is encouraging vaccine tourism people traveling to other places, and then we need a standard registration system so people can pre register. When they get there. They can get the vaccine that could be followed. And they can go home rather than having to fill out paperwork and register. In many cases. What do you think about the plan to get 300 Million people vaccinated by fall? Does it seem reasonable and doable? I think it's doable. I really think it's doable. We have two vaccines. Now that work. We have a second one, a third one that we should hear about shortly, which is Johnson and Johnson. And then we have AstraZeneca, which is the vaccine that we have intensive million's already produced that has been approved elsewhere in the world that will be approved here. So what those four vaccines I really think it's doable. And you know, we are lucky we're seeing, you know, shocked by how well these vaccines work and health safe. They are and you know, every time it kind of brings an emotion to me that science came through. Sure appreciate that. And we could hear that in your voice. Dr Rigas. Thank you very much. Thank you. CBS News Medical contributor Dr David Vegas as we learn about a plan by the president and the new administration tonight to buy a couple 100 more vaccines and to try to have 300 million people vaccinated for covert by the fall, stay with
Seattle Weather: Cloudy with light rain
"Moh meteorologist Kristen Clarity clouds are increasing in. The showers have already begun no longer Pacific Coast beaches, but it's gonna take some time to get that moisture into Puget Sound because we have an easterly wind that's developing descending the Cascades, warming and drying out the air. But eventually we will see some light rain develop across parts of the lowlands and at times maybe some snow or expecting very little of any accumulation. Primarily. It's the hood Canal Region. Highway one, the one that may see a slushy 1 to 2 inches by daybreak Wednesday, and the couple weather center meteorologist Kristen Clarke, Bellevue Temperature 43. Same into coma. Downtown Everett 45. Seattle temperature 43 degrees. You're in the middle of 20 Minutes of nonstop news on coma with 306.
Coronavirus Economic Downturn Has Hit Latinos Especially Hard
"Economists hosted. Mondays is the president of the american society of hispanic economists which just released its annual report on the economic outlook for hispanics and by the way for this episode. We are using the term his annex as interchangeable with latinos because data how it is used in the report and by our guests and unsurprisingly report focused mainly on the effects of covid for example looking. At how the initial spread of the pandemic those first few months last year fell disproportionately on hispanics. You're talking about a group that already explained something like thirty three percent of all cova cases. Which is the highest among all the groups and they only constitute about eighteen percent of the population and part of the reason for this disproportionate effect. Is that hispanic. Households simply contain more people on average the non hispanic households. So it's easier for the virus spread. Yeah and more. Shockingly hispanics are also more than four times as likely to be hospitalized from covid as white non hispanics. And that's partly because hispanics are also more likely to have co morbidity like diabetes which may catching the virus more severe ms economic effects. The unemployment. rate for hispanics shut up higher than for any other racial or ethnic group in the early months of the pandemic survey from pew research. Find the nearly six out of ten hispanics lived in a household where someone either lost their job or took a pay cut. And this is partly because of the specific kind of work that disproportionately done by hispanics in the us. They were in a lot of ford facing jobs. A lot of central worker jobs that were either being laid off. You know forced to to go to work and eventually exposing their families to to cove it. So you're either you either have to go to your job or you're in a low pay job that was hit because of closures made by different governors right so you think of the restaurant industry. There's lots of cooks that are out there if you think about personal services so how many people have some over to their house to clean their house About forty percent of that industry is hispanics. Were doing that so when you are no longer allowing household employment to commit when. You're no longer allowing people to to do that work that that's a loss of income that's going on for hispanic workers. There's also an important distinction between the experiences of hispanic women latinos and hispanic men morning. You've got to see. It is the former president of the american society of hispanic economists and also contributed a study about latinas to the new hispanic economic outlook. Latina's tend to be areas that are very specific to service so leisure and of retaliatory or other services on retail sectors were had contact with clients and also tend to be sectors. That are are flexible. In terms of time or use of time but also sectors have very few benefits and overall latinos are more likely than non letting women to have multiple children and especially to be carrying for younger children and the burden of raising the kids often falls to them more than two hispanic men and latinos who are roughly in their prime working years aged twenty five to sixty five participate in the labor force at lower rates than women of other races ethnicities but in the years right before covid their participation rate had actually been going up not anymore. Latina's were starting to see. Alight economy was growing and and the social norms for changing too cold lead. The crisis has rain for some of those social norms and this dan impact latinas even further and covert manned up having another effects on the kind of service jobs that latinos disproportionately working but size that. It's how a latinos are in sectors in were the job kobe's subsitute by technology and during covid we are finding new ways to do things and even finding new ways to do services in the future what i would like to see what i would like to do and i would like to see. It's what is happening to this. Job are latinas laughed and how many of them are coming back. For example if more people in working from home after covid because of teleworking technology then there will be fewer customers for the restaurants and hotels that cater to them. And were many hispanics worked. Finally there is another way. In which the kobe pandemic made a big lingering effect on the economic future for hispanics the disruption to schools all the closures and reopenings and the different methods schools are using as they tried to teach kids sometimes online and sometimes in the classroom hispanic students already have big educational gaps between them and everyone else. For example hispanics are the least likely ethnic and racial minority group to have a college degree. Hosa says those gaps were likely shrinking over time as each successive generation of hispanics integrates more the us but the gaps are still big and the media in hispanic household has less than one fifth. The wealth of the median white household and so hispanic families are just less able to afford the kinds of workarounds. They can keep their kids learning at the right pace. You're not just talking about these. Twelfth graders you're talking about these fifth graders fourth graders. He's third graders. How do you teach things like reading. How do you see things as a fine ex through this type of interface. That gap is going to be there. It's gonna be persistent i. I know i'm gonna feel it on the shores of college when we see that their students arriving who are not ready and we're going to have to make adjustments to deal with with those things to deal with having them catch up. And so for hispanics. There remains a lot of uncertainty about what their economic outcomes will be throughout the rest of the pandemic and after both straightforward things like getting back their jobs and incomes and their kids learning in schools again but also for closing the disparities that still exist between how they experienced the economy and how
Washington Post's Executive Editor Announces Retirement
"Announcement of the retirement of a man who's probably one of the biggest figures in current day journalism. Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron. He is retiring from the Washington Post after eight years on the job. No, no to a staff today. Baron says he'll leave at the end of next month. Caps of 45 year career in journalism, the post 1 10 Pulitzer prizes under his leadership. Baron calls the entire experience deeply meaningful, but it's 66. He feels he's ready to move on. You may remember Baron also edited The Miami Herald and the Boston Globe is working the Globe. Was portrayed by actor Liev Schreiber in the Oscar winning film spotlight about the Catholic Church sex
Global Covid cases top 100 million as new strains emerge
"Hitting The new milestone is US deaths from covert top 423,000, though the daily numbers of new cases and hospitalizations have begun to decline. Whether that trend continues may depend on the spread of new strains and vaccinations are focuses not just on the supply that's part of the issue. It is also about Ensuring that states have the number of vaccinators they need. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki says. The administration also continues outrage in Congress on the president's proposed covert relief package. The
Senate rejects GOP motion to dismiss Trump impeachment trial
"The Senate has voted to move ahead with the Donald trumps impeachment trial Republicans failed in a bid to dismiss the trial as unconstitutional arguing trump cannot be impeach since he's already out of office with Kentucky's rand Paul calling the proceedings of Spain nomination I share them this is a travesty forty five senators did vote to dismiss the trial assigned there may not be enough votes to impeach the former president a second time when the trial starts next week two thirds would need to convict him meaning seventeen Republicans would have to join all Democrats while many GOP lawmakers bash trump after the capital with tack which Democrats say he incited many are now defending him before a trial that will test their loyalty to the ex president Sager mag ani Washington
Studies extend hopes for antibody drugs against COVID-19
"New promise or antibody drugs against Copan 19. The latest antibody studies suggests they can keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people who may live with them. Ally Lily says it's drug reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed non hospitalize patients. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said partial results of its drug suggests it helps prevent infection and housemates of people with covert 19. Some of the anybody drugs already being used to treat certain patients, and the drug makers say they will seek to expand that authorization to allow prevention approaches as well. I'm surely
Senate Confirms Antony Blinken As Secretary Of State
"The U. S. Senate signing off on President Biden's nominee for secretary of state President Biden's choice for top diplomat, One bipartisan support. Antony Blinken has been confirmed Secretary of State by the Senate with a 78 22 vote. Blinking is a veteran of the State Department, previously serving his deputy secretary of state and deputy National security advisor during the Obama administration. President Biden plans to re orient U. S foreign policy already rejoining the Paris climate accord and signaling an openness to re engaging with Iran in the international nuclear deal. Senate's Homeland Security Committee also advanced. Alejandro May or Kisses nomination to lead the Department of Homeland Security, setting up a full Senate vote
How The Pandemic Influenced 5G Use in Tele-Medicine
"So the coronavirus changed everything. How did products posed by the pandemic a shift the direction and the thinking about the use of five g as a solution to solve today's problems so that's a good question. I think i kind of have to answer hundred. Change the thinking about how we're gonna utilize digital solutions to provide care to people and we all had to turn on a dime over weekend in early march t to make that happen and you know for us. It may oh we'd had a long standing program digital healthcare but our implementation plan for people was really very much hand holding spoon fed to kind of implementation process where he would meet with each department to get them up to speed on that weekend in march. We suddenly develop a self help program with three major step so individual apartments could get going on their own and then in parallel we set up a a provider side call center to serve their needs when they ran into problems with the self help program so that was really how we had to go whole hog in terms of getting the whole institution using all of our products and services that we have at the center for connected care how that translates for the consumers which is really where the different broadband solutions of makes a difference is is is what we're going with this conversation. Obviously ad and five g does offer a lot of promise. I mean the fact that there is less lag. Faster speeds means that even these conversations where there's just that little bit of a of a pause when you and i speak to each other as those comedown it makes those conversations feel and more conversations we have in our offices are in our homes Said that will make the experience feel more natural for people the ability for more stable video and maybe with complementary data from a device you might be wearing to augment that video has has a bigger promise with a solution that offers in theory. You know one hundred x improvements in in Upload speed download speeds. So so. I think there's a lot of promise that way. And we'd happy to see come to fruition but i think there's also some realities that we talk about the promise versus what the current reality is And i think that there's some we can be excited but we have to take some cautionary tales as we enter into
Home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 years
"A demand for bigger houses triggers the biggest increase in home prices in six years home prices in the U. S. in November were nine percent higher than twelve months earlier fueled by a demand for more living space as Americans spend more time at home during the pandemic according to the S. and P. CoreLogic case Shiller twenty city home price index that's the largest increase since may twenty fourteen low borrowing costs also contributed to rising home sales reducing the inventory of homes and pushing up prices for all of twenty twenty home sales reached their highest level in fourteen years my camp in Washington
President Biden hopes U.S. reaches 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations a day
"President Biden has appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his 1st 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting. 1.5 million shots on average per day of the new target comes after Biden and AIDS based criticism for the 100 million gold and his 1st 100 days in office. Many noting the Us was already doing that. Biden added that he expects widespread availability of the vaccines for Americans by spring with the U. S quote well on our way to herd immunity necessary to end the pandemic my summer Corona viruses killed more than 419,000 Americans and infected more than 25 million with a widely cited University of Washington model, projecting the death toll to reach about 569,000 By May 1st President Biden, signaling his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations after signing a slew of executive orders, including one to boost government purchases. From a U. S manufacturers. Under the previous administration. The federal government contract awarded directly to foreign companies went up 30% that is going to change on our watch. Today. I'm taking the first steps in my larger bill back better recovery plan that invest in American workers, unions and business is up and down the supply chain. Today, I'm creating a director of made in America at the White House Office of Management and Budget who will oversee our all of government made in America Initiative. That starts with stopping federal agencies from waving bye in America by American requirements with impunity has been going on. If an agency wants to issue a waiver to say, we're not going to buy an American product as part of this Project. We're gonna buy foreign product. They have to come to the White House and explain it to us. The reason we need to do this is America can't sit on the sidelines in the race for the future. Our competitors aren't waiting. To ensure the future is made in America. We need to win not just the job today but the jobs and industries of tomorrow. The
Moderna says it's working on Covid booster shot for variant in South Africa
"The first case of a new Corona virus variants been identified in Virginia was discovered in a sample from an adult in Northern Virginia who had no reported recent travel history. Thanks for have warned the variant Sweeping do. Britain will probably become the dominant source of infection in the U. S. By March. Even Pilgrim reports there is new urgency to ensure vaccines offer protection against variants. The UK vary it already and at least 26 states is more contagious, and British health officials warn it could also be more deadly. Dr Fauci, saying he believes those British scientists, they became convinced that it is, in fact. A bit more virulent, namely, make making it more difficult, but one study showing them the during a vaccine, maybe less protective against the South African straight, so the company is now studying a possible booster shot. Many states reporting dwindling supplies of vaccines. President Biden hopes to ramp up the roll out in the coming weeks, but Kenneth voting reports it could be some time before the see the effect of those efforts. President Bargain is no Amy to ramp up to 1.5 million doses per day, and he's hoping for widespread vaccinations by spring, but one of his top adviser says We may not see that until the fall, the buying administration invoked the Defense production act to expand vaccine production. But this morning, the largest maker syringes says it doesn't have the capacity to increase supplies. Again, right going rich and help this trick says it will receive only about 6400 doses of Corona virus vaccine each week for the foreseeable future. That's about a quarter of the doses requested. The district has half of those doses will go to the scene. You're 65 older 40% 2 essential workers and 10% for residents and employees of homeless shelters in correctional
Atlanta-Based Delta Plans To Return 400 Pilots To Active Flying By Summer
"Itself for a rebound in travel demand this summer by bringing back hundreds of pilots toe active flying status. Atlantis Hometown airline says The move is well ahead of when we originally estimated the pilots union that agreed last year to concessions, including reduced pay in order to avoid furloughs, says it is encouraged Start of the year has been difficult for the airline industry. Passenger traffic off 61% Chris Camp 25.5 WSB dogs and cats may
The Biden administration is inheriting working COVID-19 hospital data
"The biden administration is inheriting at least one thing around covid nineteen. That's working hospital data from american public media. This is marketplace tech. Molly would on the first full day of his administration. President biden signed an executive order designed to ensure a data driven response to covid nineteen and future public health threats. Now the administration already faces a big choice around cova data in july. The trump administration directed hospitals to stop sending data to the centers for disease control. And instead send it to the department of health and human services and hhs asked the data analysis company pollen tear to harmonize this whole massive information at first hot mess but by the fall the system was really working and now is tracking relations at least really really well. Alexis matter goal runs the kobe tracking project at the atlantic. He says the biden administration should try to ignore the messy politics in favor of the good data. You know part of it is. Cdc is seen as less political organization versus hhs in which you know it's seen as more a part of the administration did not have standing apart. You know one of the things. I really learned this reporting is that description is not totally accurate. In all cases you know the people who built this new hospital data system. They're all career civil servants. And so it really takes getting pretty deep inside these agencies to really understand the dynamics within these very complex organizations so what choices does the biden administration face around this data collection right. They could try to push the data collection for hospitalizations back into cdc into this sort of less flexible and older system or they could keep it inside. Hhs and to one of the things that i've been really worried about. Is that sort of to do this. Sort of abstract good of having the data collection be you know in the place where it belongs that you actually take away the system that working really well right now and that's incredibly transparent for the public. Do you have any sense from the one week by administration has existed of which way they might go. You know. I think the real thing is that the vaccine data is on right you saw. Cdc director will lemke saying you know she wasn't sure about the vaccine data right now and i just got to say i mean that was a system that was designed and built inside the cdc. I mean this is arguably the first major pandemic to exist in the big data age right like it. Sounds like you're saying there's just a skill set there that might not have been developed. Yeah it's not. As if the cdc doesn't collect of course cdc collects tons of data bud for different purposes. It's one thing to need rough and ready data to make decisions today. It's another thing to collect data for research projects over time in which you really want like precise answers but you have a lot of time to develop. Those data sets the questions. Do you ask the process that you build in the pandemic response. I would say by primary criticism of the cdc on a bunch of different levels is they've just moved too slowly. It hasn't seemed enough flake crisis. I mean the early example of that for me was in the very early days when the cdc had put up there cova tracking apparatus. They just didn't update it on the weekends. At a time when cases were like doubling like they stop updating on friday. They'd updated on monday. And there'd be twice as many cases as when they stopped you know. And i just thought to myself like guys. Everyone is working the weekend right now. Like we need to know what happening. The public needs to understand what's happening. You can't just take the weekend off. And i'm happy to say that the vaccine tracking the cdc is doing. They're updating it over the weekend you know. It's like right so so maybe this is a good. Maybe this is a good sign. You know that the administration cdc maybe as reinvigorated and has some renewed sense of purpose and are treating this like the crisis that it really is. Talk to me a little bit about palin tear and its role in this data collection because pailin tier is a name that inspires some dread either in the book or with respect to privacy and transparency. Like what do we know about. Its role in this data collection and how much transparency there is in in what they can. Use this data for to pailin here. It was co founded by peter thiel Who i think for a lot of democrats become sort of a republican supervillain and peter thiel and pailin tier have a lot of government contracts. People are rightfully worried about the extent of their reach into the federal government. But here's the thing people used the fact that. Hhs is data system which is called. Hhs protect was built by pollen tear as a reason to move data out of hhs. The problem is that. Hhs protect actually grew out of a cdc system also built by pailin tier also nih. They also use talent here so we have a system in which pailin tier is pretty thoroughly threaded throughout our public health surveillance infrastructure. Which in my mind. The way that i would set it up if i were doing this. Probably not on the other hand. It's not really an issue of hhs versus cdc. They both used talent here. Right pal to your says that they don't use that data that's that's flowing into system. They built for anything else that they basically just built the database in their hands are off it for what it's worth. Do you think we have that in writing somewhere in federal contract that may over tax.
Why We Think We Need to Hire 2 More Salespeople
"Why we think we need to hire two more sales people in twenty twenty one americans olsen and i'm days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What's happening it's eric. J olson kevin. And i have concluded that we need to more sales people at array digital in twenty twenty one to achieve our revenue goals for the year. So let me give you a little bit of background here. We ended the year with about two point. Three five million dollars annual recurring revenue. We want to get up to three point five million of annual recurring revenue by the end of twenty twenty one which is only about eleven months away and by the way if you start taking out things like two or three weeks for the holidays. It's more like ten months away. It's amazing how quickly you lose time throughout the year but we didn't analysis and what we concluded was that every single month at a rate digital our overall monthly recurring revenue increases by about two thousand seven hundred fifty dollars every month. So we sign on more deals than that but we lose. Some class may have lost. Some old classes have been with us for several years. In general on average about twenty seven fifty and what that meant to us was that if nothing else changed right now we would go from two point. Three million to about two point seven million by the end of the year. If we didn't do anything different now also. We have recently hired a second salesperson. Joe if joe doesn't those numbers the two point three two point seven that doesn't factor joe because he's just us recently started to actually sell after a period of training and having a couple of small deals if he gets up to quota the way we expect him to with a bunch of factors filled in he'll bring in about another five hundred thousand dollars of annual recurring revenue. That takes us from two point seven to about three point two. We are sort of our three point five million dollar annual recurring revenue goal. How do we go about filling that. Well there's a couple of ways we do it one is. We could just hope for the best. We did that last year and it didn't work so hoping for the best is not a great solution to this problem to. We try to run a ton of ads and get inbound traffic while running. Ads has never really produced. Anything russ which is interesting. Because we're digital marketing agency. We run on is for our clients. Most of our clients are be to see whereas we are b. two b. and we have an arguably complex and somewhat long sales process is a lot of explaining that has to happen in. A lot of reviewing auditing or whatnot is not just like buying something on amazon where you just click and and you're done. This is a much more significant commitment. That people are making on as have never really worked for us as a b. two b. company ourselves. The other way is we could market ourselves to this doubt. Marketing is what we have historically done to bring in new business. You know we do podcast. We do lunch time. Lives we do a whole bunch of in person networking events which may not come back for another year because of covid but we do a ton of marketing and brand awareness. There's really yes we could do more. Of course. it could always do more of that but we do a ton of that already. What we need to do is you know. That's an option. But it's not a great option. So you know what are already listed are not wonderful options hoping for the best advertising away out or marketing your way out the fourth option really is hire more salespeople so we concluded that's probably the best way to get this additional revenue that we want imagine that hiring people to get more revenue. Yeah that's the way business works so we want to hire at least one salesperson. We decided to hire to too because like there's a really good chance that one of them won't work out so well we want to do is bring on a couple of people at once. Train them both at the same time. Look if we hope for the best with these two people will far exceed our sales goal right if both of them are just amazing then We'll be way past three point five by the end of the year. But you know history shows that not every salesperson or even every person in the company works out. Well we don't want to do is just hire one and bank. All of our hose injuries for this resolution and getting up to this revenue goal on that one additional higher and then it just doesn't work out for some reason so we're going to hire to was basically music the backup plan so we have a job ad out on envied right now. We'll probably run it as a linked in job at as well but if you are a sales person anywhere in the united states preferably near the east coast just to align with the rest of the team's time zones. Then i'd love to hear from you if you would go
Piers Morgan Criticized for Crass Larry King Tribute on Twitter
"Gave piers morgan donkey today. Wise that i gave period morgan donkey today. Because if you don't know. Larry king died this weekend and appeared. Morgan decided to tweet out a picture of him. In larry king with the caption larry king was a hero of mine until we fell out after are placing cnn and he said my show was like watching your mother in law. Go over a cliff in your new bentley in parentheses. He put he married eight times so mother-in-law expert when he was a brilliant broadcaster can masterful tv interviewer If that's pierce story that's the story he'd been telling all these years i understand. I just think that right after somebody dies that is very very poor. Timing to retail store Pity but it'd be alive to see me be successful. I think there is more than that to somebody dying through. Yeah i'm keeping the same energy. I mean i. I didn't like you were here. I'm not gonna like you when you did I know my wife's right now. Talking about baby you you you gotta change. No no no no. No you had a problem with you treated me like i'm like the lady digits call the second ago. I don't bother nobody. I'm on my business. I make my money take care of my family. If you issue me hate on me or my family whatever happens happens. And i'm gonna tell you in your last tweet and like i said i might go to your funeral just to make sure you really did like sending some people say i'm too nice because i also feel like i'd be thinking about people's family members and how that's just not nice for the people who have nothing to do anything and they're grieving but i'm alive anybody to do that to me and have my parents see something like that. That would happen. Would you do think about the people. You may be hurting with that tweet. But i will say this if you post something like that. After somebody passes you kinda. Were happy they did. You know what i'm saying. Kind of reveling in fact did
Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent says teachers should be vaccinated before schools reopen
"More likely that classes in the L. A unified school district may not get back on campus this academic year. Ellie School Superintendent Austin Buechner says return to campus in March 1 Year after the shutdown is unlikely, and even under the president's vaccination goal, he says only 15% of the nation would have shots by the end of April. Will the school year ends June Tan? So you do the math? Butor says. School staff still needs to be vaccinated community spread needs to be reduced, and they have to be clear standards from the state for schools to reopen. Once that's done, we'll be at the school front door with big smiles. Under our masks to welcome students and their teachers back to classrooms where they belong. The teachers union has made clear that simply vaccinating staff is not enough of this point, The district says. Once the state issues guidelines and budgets more money, then they'll try to finalize some kind of deal with the teachers union. Until then, students in L. A unified the second biggest school district in the country, will continue to struggle with education Online.
Gardening in Winter: Focus on Indoor Color
"Gardening indoors in the wintertime is different. Because there's limited light so limited growth right surely so mark and and then not only limited light but limited humidity Many homes are dryers in the sahara desert. By actual readings they're under thirty percent moisture in the air and so on This can and does shut plants down. I don't mean it kills them but they are not doing much right now. They should be in good light. They should be kept moist not wet but moist and no fertilizer right now while they're resting but it's just a different kind of gardening Where you may have had to water those plants if you keep other things indoors all the time. You may have had to water them once a week in the summer spring summer fall. Now you might even get by. They might even get by with every two weeks The best way to tell is put the first knuckle of your big finger into the soil if it's dry down that roughly one inch then it's time to water soil. The soil gets moist excess. Water drains away. And then you don't water again onto maybe up to two weeks so it's just a whole different kind of gardening. Respecting the plants means and where they don't have greatest needs while near dormant. Don't push him. Don't over water them but keep them in the sun or at least good ambient light at the site of a window so that they will continue to grow and be beautiful for you. Why no one thing that you always stress with me is the the fact that these pots have to be able to drain out. Yes mark and one of the things that makes it real slick. You can use any vessel. But i bought but clear plastic. Well bowls if you will their Their whatever woods base of the pot is a little more. they stand about an inch and a half high. I put pebbles any kind of pedals. But i have some decorative that i put in the bottom of those so they plant itself. Plant pot sits on top of the stone. Then when i water the excess can run out down into the area. The pebbles you usually doesn't overflow you have to be a little careful with that and then where the one or two standing still in the pebbles but not wedding the plant. There is evaporation of course and then evaporation humidity. Moving up through the plants gives them another break That is good for them. So you you actually keep your furniture in good shape. You keep your plants in good shape with not much trouble.
"mays" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"That that person will. Flout Mitch McConnell enjoying the DC stated bill as a co-sponsor. A Democratic senator. There are a few that are currently. Not it which include Doug Jones Joe Manchin. Kristen cinema those three for sure are not close bounces of bill, so the goal will be to get every single, democrat. As co-sponsor. On the DC statehood bill so that we can like I said so we can have that momentum going into the next. Administration into the next congress was a lot of support for DC statehood, but in the meantime really a goal is to have a better senate in that means. Making sure Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader. In January twenty twenty one. Yes that'd be great. I would love that. This is a small gift for me. That would be great so. Last question for you. This is unrelated to DC. Statehood is when I was looking you up. I found a piece. You've written seven years ago now about the cheerios AD that. I racial family. Yeah, I was just wondering has representation in media gotten any better in the past seven years. Since you wrote that especially you know, are, are there more biracial family is being shown on TV due to feel like that has changed at all. Yeah, I do. That's interesting I. thought about that piece in a long time. I I actually haven't read it. Maybe I've read a couple times since I wrote it and when I think about it now. At something I regret it, but there. I think I would write it differently now. I think at the time. I.
"mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"You read where maize they say. Maze was was snarky a little bit even in the in the when he got picked a number one ballpark of all time that review they said. Well you got snarky towards the end and and and I ran down and Glenn Dickey who is trying to be the age of Howard Cosell contrarian and Cosell was being you know that he'd be sort of a you know a attack journalism type stuff and I leave with just playing IT O. Eilly was was brilliant and Glenn dickey tried to fall in those footsteps and towards the end he would dog names and maize would try to respond in a nice way and and and and there was just awful and I I make and that's why he went to the mess man. I mean He. He was literally driven out of this. And you pointed out earlier the two guys that Glenn Deke dogged were maze and Joe. Montana's you'll figure. Well guess what. I don't think anyone was more read during a certain time than Glenn Dickey and nobody was heard more about than cosell. I mean you hate him. You love him. I mean that was the GIG. That's what it was all about. What those guys but smart and snarky. I think that could be mixed up with focus if maze was snarky. That's one man's opinion but also his priority is playing ball and getting ready for the game. And I've been in the business long enough to realize that you give these guys their space when spaces necessary but the game face the focus of preparation. I mean on a daily basis. It's really unbelievable. Baseball versus football or basketball. They're not everyday sports like baseball. But Yeah Mace I for the Willie mays book. That's coming out soon and when it? What is the book come out May Twelfth? While his birthday's coming up. Yeah he's eighty nine may sixth one of the fantastic guy. I mean what I have. So many Great Willie mays memories and what a great I mean what a great player and what a great person with amazes WANNA treasure instill there in San Francisco and still alive and well how is he. Oh He's great. He's doing well. I mean he's really looking forward to this. These still got the great passion the teams every time. I see him. He's got his game face Whatever that day's assignment is he's all in and you don't see hall of Famers at ballparks. Every day and other locales like you see maze. Used to see mccovey Saint Thing. Willie the gentle man you loved as well mccovey and he tells the story of mcabe was wonderful to and you tell the story about. Tell me again about 'cause everybody is everybody doesn't know this story. It's fantastic when what is the wrong thing. And you're the mets and the and the as right. Yeah the nineteen seventy three world and Willie had already announced his retirement and Joan Payson. The mets owner said. No you can't retire. He was thinking of shutting down a year earlier and and so many people look back at William in that world series. And say you don't WanNa be made you don't WanNa hang out too long. You know. Quit before it gets too late and all that stuff you know. I talked to guys like Ricky Henderson. Who played independent ball in his mid forties? And all these players who just love to play you know it's it's not about you know appealing to others. It's about hey. If he loved the plane could understand that. Why would you? You're only forty years old? Why would you quit? You know as long as you can. Yeah game to seventy three series may has got the game. Winning hit was unbelievable so he steps up to the plate and the backdrop in Oakland wasn't great it was tough on hitters and if he came up during a certain time of the day with his son shadows hitter. It was hard to pick up the ball. So Willy Willy goes up there and takes a pitch for strike and backs off until raise ray Fosse said the Samana can't see the ball. This is terrible so yeah I can't see. Can you see ray? So fosse obviously calls for rollie fingers to throw a fastball. Down THE MIDDLE RIGHT IN. Willie's wheelhouse that six tool. It wasn't just the five tools. He anticipated. He was smart and sure. Enough fastball. Down the metal base hit to center turned out to be the game winning hit and that was his final hit in the big leagues. That's right I heard topsy retell. That story stood out good story. Yeah and so as I mean thinking. The things he did on the base paths to. I mean just unbelievable he would torment tissues. You GonNa go and the would just drive them crazy for this book. I talked with a bunch of former dodgers and Yankees all these wonderful guys from the fifties and sixties and they all said and he. I don't know if you could answer this question. But wh what do you think is best tool is I mean? His base running is as good as his power which is good as his defense. Which is good as it's hard to say yes. It's hard to say but it's all but it's not hitting probably which is amazing right. I mean with even with all of his numbers is hitting numbers his fielding and his base run inks might be might be more more better. Might even be better. I mean it's crazy. Yeah Guy was as brain and his head and his head you know. What a teammate. What a fantastic teammate. Like you said he made everybody out and nowadays these guys guys who just out for themselves. They have to be traded every couple of years. They'll they don't WanNa tell us what's his pitcher got while. I'm not going to tell you because the next year I might wind up a on another team. You know so. It's crazy last willing. What tool are you most proud of? And it might surprise. People he hit six hundred sixty home runs but he says defense because it also UNBELIEVA. Yeah I totally believe that I think is best. Joe was his brain okay. I mean he just. He was so smart and he played a he played the game. You know I I mean every aspect of the game on a great player or was so lucky to watch him. You can relate because he was an entertainer as well. I mean he tried to entertain with the basket catch and the CAP flight off the cap and everything. Yeah and he showed up only four years. After Jackie Robinson broke in I mean what a cultural icon. Who's with us? The story is unbelievable. He went through a lot of the same stuff. That Jackie did. I mean he goes from the all Black Birmingham blackberries and the next thing he knows he's playing for the Trenton giants red after signing with the New York giants and not only is he the only African American and the team. He's the only African American in the entire league. He's been into these titans here in the same stuff it's Jackie Robinson and endurance. Your call him up right and said you know come on up and he I deferred to Koerbel. Yeah well because he his second year he was in Minneapolis and he was just loving it and fans don't him there he was hitting four seventy seven and he was digging it. He was saying okay. I'm going to be here all year. This is cool but the giants scuffling in late. May and Leo calls him up and said we need. You said that you need me. I'm fine here man. And he goes on for twelve one for twenty five hits F. I run off Warren Spahn. Who's crying at his locker? He said I can't play. This man is too fast looses. Hey you're our center fielder you're here for defense will hit for you and that relaxed him and he started going off at the plate in my great a great story man. Those such great stuff. Great stuff well thank you so much. What a pleasure man this in our law. Let's Fan John. Keep up the good work and good luck with everything. And congratulations on the new album. You Bet and thank you all for joining us on the special. Two part giants splash. We appreciate you Louis hanging out with us and stay tuned for more upcoming giant Splash podcast from Henry. Showman and me for now take care. Nbc The giants splash production of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast producers our King Kaufman and Allen Johnson. The theme Song Batter Up was written and performed by Lauren. 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"mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Income. The one song really had a country vibe to it one of the boys. I'm not sure how much in your career at least with the news. You dived into that John Raya But the lyrics playing with my friends till the music ends it gave me chills. It's countryman in An Giang cheaply and Pedal Steel Clo- from clover and yeah member. Yeah we just sent the track down to too many plates and he killed John Fees. One of the great guitar players any any string instrument. He Plays Guitar Banjo Pedal. Steel anything I mean. The man is a genius and And such a sweet guy and Doobie brothers and I grew up in a lot of clover. We played a lot of country music in turn. I'm not I'm not. I'm not such a fan of modern country if you know what I mean but I like the old stuff. A lot and so and interestingly. This song was as a producer. Dave cobblers great records. Our national does Surgical Simpson and shooter Jennings to people like that and Chris Stapleton and we had a meeting because we have a mutual friend and he asked me to write a song for Willie Nelson which I thought was you know pretty pretty preposterous really Nelson. But yeah. I could imagine that I could write a song for Willie Woods. I was flattered but I didn't really think much of it and then woke up. Kinda three weeks later. One day with the song mostly formed in my head got Johnny Colon. We molded up On the road and then he didn't get the GIG The Dave didn't get the GIG up to produce wealthy so we were left with his own. And I've written it as you know. Willie might have been Willie Story and that point bill. Gets OUR DRUMMER? Said you know I think we should do it as a country is it. Sounds like us. I you know as you sound good on it and then I re listened to it with that in mind and I realized that the lyrics that I'd written was in fact you know my life story and so So we we included on the rich. I shut it down to mcphee. He played steal on. It killed it and And they have. What do you mean? It was life story Well that's my me and my dad played dixieland music and us. I'm that the lyric is my story. Yeah I wrote it. I wrote it as if it was Willie Story. Wow a thinking may have been willie story but really really was really is my story..
"mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"And the unpopular could still. I think it was I. I remember the scene vividly. He actually was walking off complaining and he got ejected. I was selected. Okay how what happened? Well Yeah I've ever younger up so these guys they've got that earpiece in and you really don't notice the timing on it because timing's pretty good to come from up in the press box down an fire so you don't really notice. A lack of timing and the pitch was almost balanced part. Here's strike you all strike. The hitter turns argues with them apart. Point of the press box saw nene ended up at checked out of the game guy was so upset And and when you look at that replay even though the ball spouse there was a little portion of the bullet might come across that line. And that's going on so I always tell the story crew cal I got much. Starting Soon I came up and so the California the first year and call. Pitch dug-out screaming at call. The pinch was up a little bit. They screamed they lowered it a little bit cold one low the teams yellen and when they stopped yelling. That was my strikes. See I trust that more than any technology of today. Well like I say these guys do a great job. I'm old school. I I still put the cameras tapes on all the time because I love much in the history of the game and All school I'm not a real fan of stuff that's going on. I think the batter was giants prospect. Jacob Hayward Yeah because I remember watching him down in the bullpen and I think Steve Costea was down there and I'm watching him and he stayed in the bullpen. He's not took them a long time to leave the Dugout user meeting which I got upset with the apart scream out getting them out there and start watching it in the bullpen from the press. Box over talking stick and the guy is still sitting in thought. You get one more objection. I got out of my seat. I went down to the bullpen. And you know all those young pitchers in the boy of applied. Us supplies sees me come a nice guy. He said he just left. I want to just one more. That's pretty good now. These are wonderful stories but one thing I didn't ask about is your childhood is a giants. Fan who you talked about maze. But what other giants were your guys? And and how often did you go out to the stick? Oh and and what games do you remember? I mean nine hundred and sixty two obviously was hours. That was the year when the giants lost to the Yankees in seven games. Yeah my dad took mainly game seven and I remember. He wasn't a smoke cigars down. Everybody was smoking cigarettes at the. He's walking around nervous wreck but You Know Mickey Mantle Yogi Berra and all those guys and stuff so was pretty exciting for me and I never really hit that ball. I doubt I remember jumping on the field after the game. I wanted to get up close and see what these you don't worry about. That was that was great but I mean growing up. I mean me Kirkland Felipe earlier mccovey I mean you know it's funny because I- mccovey Fan Willie's than I ended up calling pitchers on them. You know it's funny. You think these guys are so much older than this and all of a sudden a gap and you probably you probably powered Barry Bonds in new -pired bobby bonds now. Many speaking of game. Seven and sixty two mays at that double the right field. It was a soggy field. It had run Roger. Maris's the right fielder. Mattia LOU IS ON I. He goes to third. Willie gets a double. That's two outs. In the night. The giants are down one. Nothing mccovey comes up and lines to bobby. Richardson game overseers over but Willie says to this day. If he were the runner rather than the hitter he was score. He would not have just gone to thirty. He would've blown right by the third base coach and scored. Absolutely you were there. Would he have scored? Yes or no I say I I say yeah I mean not remember that moment but there were so many times our studies one of the greatest baserunners I've ever seen. Willie didn't look at a coach. Willy willies always watch runs. His eyes were on the ball and it didn't eat it. Breaks stride and he cash. We just got a foul ball. Scott to the computer had smoked the booth right next to ours. Really got Miami busted or computer to monitor anyway but like I said we'll take basis when no other player just one. That's basically the age old question. What's the best tool? I mean you series. What is better than the next there? What what does the best he can say? What is it Willie? I think about apartment stuff and I thought about watching some of these great players and they were always a step ahead. What am I gonNa do with this throw or whatever and I thought that when I heard I would try to think ahead of the place. I would be in a position or was able to get to a position. Well so they're still trying to fix this monitor but your father wants more before he scouted and signed Willie mays. He played shortstop for the Indian SPEC in the twenties and thirties. Now he came across babe. Ruth ty COBB. I mean really. Yeah your father played in gains in Babe. Ruth was barreling into him at second. Base tire spikes high at second base. Yeah Yeah Oh my God. I Look Retro Sheet on poet. Small box scores and look at those Yankee things on my dad's McKay with they stop at one of my dad's he he didn't tell a lot of stories and stuff you know. I wish we rely about. Ask THEM A lot more questions. But why number one story talked about. Babe. Ruth came in and took him out at second base sheets and and carry my dad off in a stretch and so after the game. My Dad's late in the trainer's room and incomes Babe Ruth. Since how you don't kid might. That's that was one of the greatest moments of his career. I mean because they look theft. Babe Babe Ruth was just such an idol to all those guys. My Dad used to tell me that when the Yankees when they were playing the Yankees and they were taking batting practice. The team's never left. It was kind of like a McGuire deal fans will come to watch batting practice with teams leave when they was hidden and stuff and I remember telling that story McGuire because he was getting a little frustrated in ninety. Eight opposite. Out Watchmen Washer I to watch. Because it was unbelievable what he was and so I told him that. Story About Myse- Marcus enjoy that I said because I'll give you the story of Babe Ruth. My Dad my dad had sit on the teams would come. And that's an honor your so. So he played against. Ruth and sign maze. With how could he do better than that? How do you follow up? Hey consign me because you you played some ball. I couldn't hit the curve ball. How how how good was your dad? How what kind of Ballplayer was he? I think he yeah. He was a lot of speed You know good field shortstop I think he held the record for longtime for most putouts. Something in a game. You know really only big lakes for four years when it was a pretty good players back then so. I always thought so. That's something just to get up there. It's an amazing story. Ill that he. He managed in the minor lakes and then scout from Boston. I and another guy that he signed was Mel Parnell. Pretty good so so went from your your father to you and by the way one of your two sons and I remember writing. The story played with Ricky Henderson. Not In the big leagues but with the San Diego Surf. Dogs and independent baseball. And Willie. I mean ricky in his forties just didn't stop playing no and one of his teams would San DIEGO SURF. Dogs and your son played with them. Yeah Terry Kennedy. Was the man against Terry any side at pepperdine with the dodgers and when he was a pepper nine. Hebrew roommates buddies Noah lowry and Danny Haran were roommates and so when he signed with the dodgers Kennedy was Working with the dodgers at that time so when he got red what address any minor leagues with the Rockies and then after being released. I think you'd better weather in entertaining in flora and Kennedy wanted a month's team so we invite him down San Diego and rookie. Who you're scrape the kids. Yeah I mean he he he absolutely loved it to this day. I recently spoke with them. How much he enjoyed. He enjoyed that as much as playing in the big leagues because it was like his childhood. That's that's basically you? You don't play for the money wasn't a business. You play for the love of the game and you know what I see overnight with a look at them on amid still put him out there and yet he would. I always always used to tell them. I said Ricky. You're GonNa Miss Your Hall of fame. Induction. 'cause YOU'RE GONNA have a game. You're ricky story where we're at New York Ricky's up. The bad is what the mets then and I called a strike one on becky steps out of the box and says he doesn't think that strike reassert strike and took up mass strikes back in the box talking to third. I either third person with ridden. That's precious I could go on and on but Eddie you got to write a book. And that's what they say. Well thank thanks so much. This was an extreme pleasure to go over a roots in the game. Your father. Your son. three generation of MONTAGUES. Congratulations on a wonderful rear entry. Thank you for listening to this. Episode OF GIANTS SPLASH Henry. So men and I will continue providing podcasts throughout spring training and into the season the giants splash is a production of the San Francisco. Chronicle support the splash and all of the chronicles great journalism by signing up for a chronicle membership at SF chronicle dot com slash pod..
"mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Dressing these locker and stuff and you know you that high pitched voice. I spend each. It's up and he pulled a brand new club out of his locker with Reuter Glove and gave me and I was like I was which do William as well. This is another story so my way and this is one of the box until this story that on my way home from seals stadium. Slow exciting stuff. I'm like waving the glove out the window. This really base. That's that I get home at. We're halfway hold on. My Dad said well he says you're left handed and your brother. Jerry's right handed my brother. Jerry was a good ballplayer and then I ended up with my younger brother ended up giving him the glove and I think that love got picked off at the playground within a month and Yeah yeah that's the saddest thing have but all these years later and we're watching the angels the giants in Press Booth at Scottsdale Stadium. Here it just a couple of hours ago within the clubhouse in you sat right next to Willie mays the man that you idolizes a kid the man who gave you a glove and fifty eight the man. Your Dad's signed in Nineteen Fifteen. And what a world you're still his buddy. I still yeah you know I still. I like listening to the stories. Well he's always been great but not only myself but my brother's a family whenever around he's always you know Just great that send I tell you a funny story vendor at Candlestick Park One day. At least the hitchhike all over the city and into the river and stuff and hitchhike on. I'm GonNa tell my parents at that time but I got dropped off in third and towels when. I'm walking to the Ballpark area. There at that time and I must have looked at a place because all of a sudden this Cadillac pulls over and offers me a ride. I look in and it's Willie. Mays who had no idea why was but just knew. This is a kid. Walk into the BALLPARK. Probably works out there and I understood that he did that number times and when I opened the door I've got well he said I'm Eddie of you all your Eddie's boy and stuff and when you say walked to the Ballpark you meant candlestick park. You didn't mean that other one right there on third kin. No candlestick yeah. That's what I'm saying. That's a long walk from third down to ten trying to hitch. But that's okay so what we all these great highlights I recited what about a lone light. I mean there must have been times that the motions just maybe just overwhelmed the moment and got you an empire unit player nose to nose back back in those days. It was real baseball right because you could argue. You wouldn't get ejected oftentimes but now. You can't say much at all because once. Ya Plays reviewed it's Gospel. You can't go back stiff. Otherwise you're tossed. Yeah and I liked it back. You had your arguments and stuff and I remember Bobby Cox we. We'd go nose to nose and stuff and and said the bobby's type of guy I talked about it Atlanta and we parked in the parking lot. The players parking lot there and we'd be nose-to-nose he's gone and screaming and yelling and but I always said if I see him in the parking lot and I had a flat tire that night. He helped me change higher. That's how bobby was you know. These are two famer. Yeah there were a lot of times. You know the arguments I've ever time in L. A. and I tossed vern rapp was a manager of the cardinals and I tossed him out. Ballgame for arguing balls and strikes in the dugout. I got his coach. Sonny Roberto and then Lou. Brock came up to bat and he was going to jump on the bandwagon. I call the pitch down the middle of play the strike a new step out. You know to show me up to get back in the box. He didn't get back in the box. I says pitched the ball through the nets pinch strike too. He wasn't even in the box. And then the next pitch. I tossed him him out in the game. Remember those three guys in one game and I remember after the game. I came in the dressing room. They're dodger stadium. I get the phone rings from his Cell Phone Sur- phone rings. There was Giacomo calling me. Go wait a kid. That was awesome. That's wonderful another great story. I recall if drew Jose Cardenal. Now you ran him like twice in one day three times in two days right. This is fantastic. Yeah Yeah well I can count the second one so it was at first base where I think Zia Palm Springs are used drive down there for spring training okay. Cardinal rounded first base wanted to second base but he missed her space by three feet and he got the second basically standing there and They appealed to I and I called him out and he said a few choice words that I throw them out at so argument soon and he goes to the dugout and in those days and I don't think they do it anymore but pitchers when they finished the game or player they go run in the outfield. Do their laps. The Games go on so Carnell because the dugout said. He's out in the outfield. During running this lapse so I stopped the game and I said I said Herman Francis Imagine Saharan. Hit Him off the field. We're not starting a game and Herbert goes eight Kenny. Can you run? I said hey can run all the way to the bucks and I said it so loud. The crowd got a kick out so the following day. A triple A. Jim Quick and rather CNN big on par through just working three men and we're standing before the game outside the locker room and the cubs Oklahoma steer buying Harthill came up the runway and he spit till quicken best us. But I went in and told the crew chief on the satellite say Ryan. We get out there. You GotTa don't let him in the game. He's dumb and Rani said you can't do that. He's not waiting today so we got out of the home plate. Luciano took the lineup cards. Some peanuts lowery and looked at me. Let me see your lineup parts. The delighted person was quote. Cornell's name and give me your pen and across Carnell in the lineup and we heard Franks came out told him the story and Herman was fine with with what happening. That's great so I guess I was three times. I might be a record. Yeah we'll have more of our conversation with Eddie Montague right after this. Hello Heather Knight. Hello Peter Hart Lob you may have heard from the east coast media and even the White House that San Francisco has literally become a toilet and we completely disagree. The big event podcast is becoming total. Sf and we're going to highlight what still great about San Francisco will interview colorful characters share history pay tribute to our favorite. Sf movies and just have fun. Listen for the cable. Car Bell Total. Sf wherever you get your podcasts. The mets and red SOx game the grinder to Buckner the. Weren't you the right field on fire? What happened to the ball? Well so I was in right field. John kindles working first base. And you'd figure in the game's over here Pinson. The play and Millie went down the field that I think he peaked yet. I'm not sure but looking was pretty quick and you know what I'm not sure whether or not the ball through his legs and then So that was game six and Marty Barrett second baseman started. Come over and get the ball. Game was over now run sport. I said I got it already. So I picked up the ball and took an address from I put a little mark on it and the next day got rained out and for game seven. Come back the ball pocket. And the mets come back and win game so after the game I remember Johnny McNamara was one of the first guys are locker room. You came in a nicer and stuff you know. That stuff happens but Then Arthur Richmond. Who worked for years with the mets and then also went on to the Yankees wonderful man so he came in. I said already. I said I've got something for you. I said this is the ball that wanted for you. This is the ball at went through buckner slake slob and eat him. WanNa take it all right so you worked for them in Columbus you deserve more than I do so keep them up so he took the ball and about a year later he called an ASS. Suze that ball. He says we're thinking of action. Offer charities outcasts and he had no problem free probably had about five six thousand dollars. It's my wife and Hopper Hawaii watching. Espn at morning. And they said record dollar amount for baseball went for maybe three thousand dollars and that was the ball and Charlie Sheen the actor Bonnet Charlie Sheen. Wow No regrets. No that'd be in my addict just pfleger industrial since that I think ball sold over again so last time zones half a million dollars so if you if we move onto the modern game again you know the strike zone with. What can you say what? What are the developments with the Automated Strike Zone? We now we have the newer technology the Hawkeye rather than track man but It seems like it's coming And maybe the umpires going appreciate this. But the rubble empires. The technology is so advanced that there's part of the game that doesn't ever want that human element to change but there's another part of the game that says well maybe the computers in the technology and the Hawkeye A system could could even get more right than the cars are getting it right and the UMPIRES. Get it right. Ninety nine percent of the time. They're well over. Ninety almost ninety eight percent recommend you know behind the plate and on the basis. It's about the same there. Percentet`y you know being a supervisor. I got to watch this and I have to review all the plays all the time and it's amazing like I tell them Mike ever supervising. I've been doing this night. Here's the supervisor and you know the last couple of years I can't remember play being missed. That was really outrageous. Maybe one or two OL Southerners Bang Bang. I was put down report super slow as a super slow flight. tells these guys they get down to the dubs because they all want to get everything right and it's how we work. We work like that. You don't want to miss anything and just you can't beat the camera you can't beat that guy slide into second base and coming off a half an inch and they're going to keep the tag on right. That's not what it was. What's meant to be but you know what they're dealing with and replay. If they see that being changed I think the person they're okay with replaying. I don't know about the new system. We're talking about automated strike so we we did that down and fall this year and impress me so much and there was some batters and we saw some video of the replace where it was definitely not a strike but it was called the strife right and there were arguments.
"mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Hello and welcome to the giant splash. I'm John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle and we welcome Special Guest Eddie Montague to the podcast. Montague is a longtime pyre. Who's now an empire supervisor? And we talk about the possibility of a robo up in the majors. Some recent significant umpire hires and his baseball roots. His Dad played in the majors. I Babe Ruth. Anti calm and as a scout he signed a kid from the Birmingham black barons named Willie mays. So we're with Eddie monarchy and Eddie one of the most decorated umpires. I think in history who has great roots In the bay area in San Francisco to the giants and even to Willie mays. And let's get this right out there. Eddie your father also named any Montague Was a scam. The giants back in the nineteen forties the end. He visited a Birmingham one day to check out a kid named Alonzo. Perry who played in the Negro Leagues for the Birmingham. Blackburn's what happened with Alonzo. Perry and your father. And that's couty mission well. The giants sent him down. The Look. Look at Alonzo the power base when I believe in. My Dad liked them a lot but he saw this young kid and I think Willie was only like sixteen. Lee always played with older older fellas and and he saw this kid and he just caught his eye right away with his screen instincts. Power His arm everything about a man so My Dad kind of forgot about Alonzo and after Willie is an amazing story. An city with Eddie Montague the longtime umpire he umpired in the in the major leagues from Nineteen. Seventy six to nineteen ninety nine. A San Francisco native grew up in Daly City. You have two thousand nine two thousand nine right and now is enough supervisor and you could see him in the press box at all giant home games for the most part sometimes over the as mostly in San Francisco and you know that there's been some news lately on the Umpires Front We've had some retirements. Jeff Kellogg Dana. Demuth Cedar Strong Everett in four guys for longstanding fell type. Two of them Everett and Kellogg believed to be empire supervisor. Yes yeah now also in the news. Perwin Danley. Who I went to school with at San Diego State and played with Tony Gwynn. He was an outfielder. Steve Sales those three guys by the way played in the same outfield at San Diego State all reached the Big Leagues Tony as a ballplayer. Cronin daily has no partner. Steve Sales as a trend with the Oakland A.'s okay. I didn't know that three paths to the major leagues. Three different ways. Tony Gwynn's too. And they all play in the same outfield back in the late seventies early eighties but anyway Kirwin Danley has been promoted to true chief as has Alfonso Marquez. Now What's interesting? Their historic and wonderful. Is that Dan? Lee is the first African American crew chief and Marquez is the first Latin American true chief. What does that mean to you Eddie? Wit and what an inspiration for for kids. Who See these guys in the elevator roles? Yeah well you know I work with Kirwin plenty. I came up and terrific you know. He's got great instincts. Whose BASEBALL ALL AMERICAN DOWN. There said he wants an undrafted. All American yeah. Yeah and he you know he's got great instincts and he's he's taken the role the last couple of years filling in as a crew chief and has shown a great job you know. He's very passionate about what he does. And so I think he's going to be an excellent courage yet it it. It's it's great to see you know like anything else is. Why wasn't this done a long time ago but anyway it is progress now You had some wonderful history as an apart- now everybody envisions empires as the four guys. Who have no friends out there except for themselves? Yeah but your history is amazing. I mean when I go down the list you were there when Pete rose past ty Cobb on the all time hits list you were there. When Barry Bonds hit a seventy I seventy second seventy third home. Run in that final series. Giants dodgers at at the Ballpark in one. You're there for Lou Brock's three thousand. You were there when Kirby Puckett hit that home. Run in the ninety one series. And you're there when when when Wilkie Wilson it that little roller up the line and bill buckner didn't feel too cleanly but some amazing stuff. Food highlight as a as an art. Like your most memorable game good or bad while I think. I think you know when you think back the Pete Rose thing always stuck in my head of that one night and I can see it like I was there today and and it was at certain times a night when the sky was just beautiful sunset and goodyear blimp overhead the flash bulbs or flashing and the Heat's versus bat. That's when he broke the record you know. Hit a line drive to left field and I remember The game stopped little. Came out and son. Tommy ells first base coach and Steve Garvey and I just stood back there in watch and it was really emotional especially when he came out and hugged his dad and stuff like that little turnaround Garvey and so it was great. It was great moment in past tightened up and my dad played against all my dad. My Dad played for Cleveland. So I thought that was one of the highlights that I was a part of it it was. It was the reds Padron. Steve Garvey in those pictures because he was the padres first baseman that year there shall through the Bitch and actually sat on the mound which criticized for yeah later during the ceremony. But that's another story What what about your you grew up a giants fan right. You're born in San Francisco. You grew up in Daly city and your your father raised you. You Seal Stadium Right. You were there the first couple years when the giants were there. I am before. Yeah I've been all three openers opening date. David Seals Stadium. My Dad took me opening the candlestick park and then I opened up behind home plate as higher for the new ballpark. So yeah so it was pretty lucky to have all that stuff happened and But I've never seen stadium.
"mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"You need a closer or are you. Open to rotating that position or even used in your best best reliever in a higher leverage seventh or eighth inning situation where we'd see a stereotypical closer into twenty twenty twenty things a little too early to tell John I mean I think we want to see see what our our roster looks like heading into spring training. I think we've got a lot of possibilities right now. For the sixth through the ninth and we'll look to be creative to to find the best fits for each situation now do von seems to be a a real wildcard linear. He was really impressive. toward the end of last season at Ed both short and second but he so athletic he could do a lot of things that I was the outfield particular Centerfield do see him roaming around the diamond or is he the in the mix at second base with the Solano and the newcomer Gilmer Sanchez. We see it as we see opportunities for playing time as as merit based so We see Yohmor and we see DEVAN. We see Solano. No no as competing for playing time. We see some openings in the outfield and so for that reason we're excited about let's see what do bond can do in the outfield as well and these are conversations that we'll continue to have with with all players. Are you looking For the second baseman to be more defensive minded or more hitting minded because Sanchez comes as a raining. Gold Glover From the white sox where he was wonderful on defense but maybe provide the pop that you might be looking for with this lineup. We're excited about Sanchez's Sanchez's Defense contributions and he's also put in quite a bit of time with with Justin belief. One of our major league coaches Spent a good deal of time with him. This past offseason working through swing adjustments Those swing adjustments Yohmor has been pretty committed to and we're excited to see what those changes producing spring training and in the regular season. Speaking of the new coaches have they at all met with or at least spoken with all the veterans. Including you know buster Posey in Crawford and belt and Longoria. Here's been a lot of work done so far John so Longoria and Crawford both have spent time with our hitting roof in the cage in Scottsdale Buster and some Marjo have both been here in San Francisco had an opportunity to talk to both of those guys. They're both working really hard into to put their bodies and their minds in the right position to have success in in twenty twenty But all of our coaches are making consistent contact with with our players That's that's true for me as well. Some really good conversations with with our players already. Pablo Sandoval is a giant again. Yes or at least he will be resuming. His Rehab with the giants opening day. Seems Unlikely I don't know maybe I'm wrong. But he's A. He's a bit ahead of schedule. But I think opening day is is certainly certainly ambitious given the circumstances right you met with him in Miami off season did that Lead to the signing here or was that the introductory Conversation you had and would you expect from him. It wasn't for sure that he was gonna be back but he does as Bruce Bochy said many times provide a lot of personality in leadership and Enjoy those sure so Collaboration always leads to the signing of players As far as Pablo's lows impact on on the clubhouse I don't think it can be discounted. It's a it's a big thing. He's he keeps the mood life. He knows how to to inspire his teammates and have been example of that. When I went out to Miami and I sat down with Suarez Anderson and Pablo Pablo double had a a really mature perspective on how to handle that conversation he knew when the right time was for to take control of the conversation but he also also knew when to tee up Anderson and Suarez so that I was able to get to know the three of them together at the same time? He's just he's a mature but also very lighthearted joy filled athlete. And then I'll say this as when we came in with the phillies Pablo. Oh was dangerous coming off the bench swing and a good bat and he. We always had to account for the possibility that he was gonNA come up in a big situation and and we knew that he was going to be a grind of a plate appearance. And so yeah I mean He. He had a good year last year with the BAT. And I'm excited for for him. When he's fully healthy he would that be made with Epi June July? Would that be August. Do we know. I don't think we have an exact timeline yet I've I've seen videos of Pablo. He's he shares awesome and he's excited about his progress so he's throwing fairly aggressively at this point And obviously he shared some videos. Swing swing looks good. Looks in good shape. You mentioned Anderson is one of the three met in Miami. Which Anderson was the Sean John Anderson? Okay in Tyler will be ready for the season. I don't know exactly where he is in his time. Line right now but I can get that information for you okay. Anybody else Smiley anybody else. Who is questionable? annable for opening day smiley healthy okay. Yeah we're we're good to go there. Okay Okay and Darren rough another newcomer. Who spent the last last three years in Korea? Yeah hit some home runs. Eighty plus I don't know if that's the level of AAA or what but eighty five home runs. Eighty five home runs. Let's first baseman slash corner. After would you see of him. You nailed it on heat. So in in Korea the numbers he put up. Were really impressive. I I think three years in a row were was nine hundred opie s and I think at least one of those years was over thousands so he was able to to do two things. He's very well that we value number one hit for power number to get on base so and Darren we had some exposure to Darren when I was in player player development with the dodgers many years ago And Look I mean I'm not sure how much of the performance from Korea the last couple of years translates it's two major league baseball but they're certainly reason for optimism. Where's this going to get? Its power This is a tougher ballpark park to hit them. Most if not all and the numbers on the offensive side last few years haven't been impressive on the power side with. Where are you going to get your our our job as a major league? Coaching staff is to take the pieces that we have in this room. The athletes that we that we have in this room in on our roster right now and try try to turn the dial up just a little bit We are a player. Development Focused Major League coaching staff. So one way for us to to get a two to power in our lineup is to improve swings improve swing decisions And continue can you to to make adjustments to get the most out of our our very talented athletes. I think there's another level in another gear in some some of our veteran players. And I think that we're GONNA do everything necessary to develop the the young players that are still coming into their own and I think in Strips Ubon Jalen Davis dickerson. Like these are slater. All of these guys have have some pretty high ceilings. Yes you have a relationship with Kevin Pillar. Yeah we We both come from the same part of California. Yeah Yeah we've stayed in touch over the years. Now he's a free agent yes Farhan told me that before spring training. He's expecting one or two more outfielders in the mix to bring in church and I'm wondering if You might shed any light on whether he would be somebody you'd like to pursue or have I know this. Isn't you know party. Part of your Gig you manage. The team brings the players in but with no and your relationship with other players who have come in. Let me drop that name. Yes so I I'd say I respect the work and the job that far on and Scott hairs are are. GM have to do which which is to decide on on what the roster is going to look like and it's my job to be a thought partner with them on those decisions but then also to I fully support and and get the most out of the players that come into the clubhouse in our on our major league roster rather than speaking to individuals I can speak to characteristics heuristic value I value and respect hard play gritty play Fiery play guys that are tough and that are gonNA scratch and claw in grind for every possible advantage so rather than speak to anyone individuals individual. I can tell you that the character characteristics value. Are Those understood. Some of the characteristics centered on. Roy Does maybe the last thing would be. What could you tell giant Ryan fans about the twenty twenty giants that would make them encouraged after three straight losing seasons here? Yeah I think the thing that comes to mind immediately is when teams get on their charters to fly back to their home cities after playing three game series in San Francisco Cisco we expect for them to be exhausted because of our grind our hustle our determination and our fight. So I think that's brand of baseball. That giants fans can get on board with and one that our clubhouse our players our staff will be proud to play and I think that's an that's an entertaining brand of major league baseball. Well good enough. Thank you very much thank you. Thank you for listening to this. Episode of the giant Splash. We'll have more your podcast leading up to spring. Training and throughout training camp giant splash is part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey Cooper is editor editor in chief. Follow me on twitter at Hank Shulman or you can email me at. H SCHULMAN AT SF CHRONICLE DOT com support giants splash channel great journalism with a subscription to the San Francisco Chronicle there are print and digital editions available find out more at SF chronicle dot com slash slash subscribe..
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"I don't think Washington is that place they need safety, and they love their very happy to sign players within their division. I not throw by that idea. But I just think I don't understand the danger doing this. But if they're going to do it, I think Washington makes sense sure again could see like the raiders breach and just giving him some megadeal they're card and all of this. Yes. The raiders if they decide they wanna give someone a record contract. They can do it. Let's finish with injury and Amos bears. I think he stays you think he stays guess. Now. Here's the question that bears sign anybody to an extension. Who breeds if they think he's a good player. Why they sign names or anything? That's a good question. I mean, they prioritize a lot of other guys. And they've signed a lot of extensions recently. I think that again, they he probably wants to see how the market's gonna unfold to and I just think that they will pay for him to stay. I is how I see this going. I think they should at least would you they transitioned tagged pal last year. Would you transition tag Adrian, and I don't think he's worth. But then I mean, like, I what is the range between what you think he would get in the market, and what the transition tag would be. What's the transition? Check for safety's. I was hoping you weren't going to say that. Because I don't know what the that's why it's hard for me to answer this question. I transitioned tag numbers are locked into my brain you. I thought you as if they ever are. I'm not going to be able to find it quickly enough to finish the show. But it's like, it's it's I would guess somewhere in the ten million range. Would you would you want him back at that? Number. If it's possible. Yes. I think they usually would follow last year. And I was not a fan of it. Obviously had an awesome year. No issues there. But in terms of if you use it to keep far last year and half some semblance of control refunder. I think you would do it with safety. Let's see the franchise tag. According to Joel Corey is projected to be somewhere around eleven point three million start figuring the nine and a half ten million ranch where transition. If you could get him for four years and thirty two million. Do you do it? Yes. So do you not want a franchise from our tradition for one year like nine and a half or ten and then see what the market does from there? That's not a bad idea. I opened to that. I do catalogs number is going to go down. He restructured his contract. They're going to have a little bit more than like fifteen million. They're slated have right now. So they have a lot of draft picks. So they're well positioned to add towns roster. It's not a lot not a lot of work to be done. If he's going to leave where I do guess you think? it depends on where those other guys go. I think I think that that's. that that's always the dominos fall is depending on where the big one starts. It's hard to say. Is there any player who he did not get to who you have a strong opinion on about him going to a certain place? Someone like a Cameron wake. No, no, you've just wanna finish up. No. I think you've got all the guys I feel strongly about you don't feel strongly about Buchanan, for example. I do not. I have no strong feelings about the Buchanan Thomas Davis. Nope. Again, no, strong feelings just naming people at this point come across the list, you know, their offensive line thoughts. You don't care about where Mitch Morris is going to go. I think I think the offense of wine list is very interesting. You guys like Mitch Morris? I think the Donovan Smith is going to get paid somewhere. Even though he's not very good. If you can walk and chew gum at the same time. You could probably be an offensive lineman. Okay. Question for you to tackles. 'cause I'm gonna ask you a question. They could because I don't know if they could Donovan Smith Donald Smith is not good. But he's there. So how much do you think he's going to get at least like eight million dollars a year? Greg, robin..
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"I mean, Jeff Germans, I think is a free agent. Like number one guy was Jeff Huron. And he's not coming back. So I think that's one where I could see that happening. I suggested the Jags. I think the point she made about cap space Leamy to say that's not going to be the case. And that was what I was when I saw that. I was a little hesitant. I was like how again where does the money come from? I would have thought maybe the Cowboys until what happened yesterday happened yesterday. That was one of the great combine moments, by the way, it was being in a restaurant in Indianapolis and seeing everybody like look down at their phone going to my hotel room. That's disappointing. I wish I'd been in public. I was with my editor and map. I want to be hispan- getting lunch and mine is like Jason wooden going back to the Cowboys. And I'm like I thought it was a bit. And I didn't understand what the bid was. I thought it was a bit too. I was soon as I saw it was like are we sure this is real. Yeah. Whereas this check Mark on this guy. I can see maybe the lions. Oh, man. Lions spending more money on titans, just two. But like they have to do something. It's so true. Who's on its? Michael roberts. Get all Mikey Roberts. Yeah. I think there's a lot of teams underneath headlines. And this is a deep class for tight ends from what I understand that. That's that's the problem here again is just like how the draft affects free agency and vice versa. Right. So I think it's all the offensive guys. Let's finish up. Let's run through. Linebackers. I would say let's look at C J Moseley. Do you think he leaves Baltimore? I don't think he does. I feel like if I were to put money on it. I would say he stays. But the other one I feel like is really fun. If he does leave Baltimore is going to Pittsburgh. Yeah. I agree. I mean, I think the ravens makes sense. I just like they've had a bunch of young players go Moseley feels like one of the guys they don't let go. That's my feeling is he seems he seems like they could replace him theoritically, they have Syria Smith who is on the outside is going to be a free agent. They have actually done is going to be a free agent next year. They have all my I'm Patrick and Wasser who's going be your agent next year. Like, they could sit here and say, okay, let's Mosey leave. Let's resign Smith. Let's resign and Wasser and we'll go with the players, but like mostly still pretty young and mostly. It's just he's awesome. And having that be the play off your defense was a centerpiece of your defense. I think that position can be overrated. By also think it's such a rock on certain teams. I think that's what he is for them. I just pitcher if you let me mostly leave Ozzie Newsome just storms the facility the next day. And I said no one wants that. Nobody you went to Pittsburgh, though. It'd be so great. So great. I would love it because they need help there. They do need up there. They're terrible at inside linebacker and the Steelers should do it. If he becomes a free agent. I would number one just on shear trolling. And number two..
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"They can't tell you my idea for today for the af to grab social media attraction, you certainly can you remember the Browns at that jersey of all the quarterbacks they had. Yes, I think whenever a team is Christian. Hackenberg should start one of those hackenberg with Zach men and burger now the combination of considering I thought they were the same person for like two months earlier this year, the idea that those guys are on the same team is just fascinating to me. Hostile insult is active Edinburgh. I know it just the big quarterback that went to high profile school and just never worked out in the NFL. I understand Zach members a six round pick and Christian Huckabee was the second round pick. But still, okay. Okay. So what if you? You would you rather have Nick foles at twenty five million dollars a year or Christian hackenberg? Making the veteran minimum Nick foles. I would pay Nick foles thirty million dollars a year before it thirty the number for that. Because as we said earlier Zach or Christian hackenberg does not fit the not Blake portal's corollary because he he's worse than Blake Bortles heartbreaking. What about teddy Bridgewater? So this. I'm really interested to see what happens here because again, there are just so few teams it seemed like they need a veteran quarterback and the ones that would have felt like options have already made decisions. So a team like Denver, right? If they had cut. Case keenum, and we're looking for someone else you could theoretically say teddy Bridgewater Miami is the other team that if they move on from Ryan tannehill. Maybe they don't wanna go young. Or maybe they think pressured bridgewater's a good stopgap team like that whether Washington's feels like they have the money to go get a Gallic fat or they pick a rookie. I think that it's hard to say where bridgewater's gonna go without knowing how these teams think about the quarterbacks in the draft and whether or not they want their combat starter. I see him falling through the cracks just because he felt. Yeah. Sax last year. I think that they teams even though there was a market for him at the end of the preseason. I feel like he has more likely to be a player who I see team saying. Well, you want him as a backup?.
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"It gets real big real fast. And I think Lawrence when he signs his extension. It will be in the Khalil Mack. Aaron Donald range a little bit less than that. Because that's what happens when you hit the market. You have all the leverage. Now, you get those type of numbers, even if you're not on that levels right there. So if that's the more DeMarcus Lawrence market, then what is it for trae flowers is eighteen million a year? I think it's seventeen or I think it's right in that range. And that's why I think the list of teams that he is on because the spending because of the just the overall bidding war is going to get so ridiculous that I think the list of teams he could go to not that long. But who's at the top of that list for you? I would love to see him with the colts. I like that idea. But is that something you think Chris Ballard is going to be comfortable doing I? So I was looking at all these guys they need pass rushing help. So let's see how they can address it. This is complicated by how much pass rushing television the draft. There's so many guys in this draft ever. One is said that's been the conversation over the last two days. The divas of Lyon talent is so robust that it may affect how people spend in free agency. But if you're looking at the available guys, he is the one that I think is the safest bet I would much rather pay him than Brennan Graham than Dante follower than I think. Chris Ballard is very smart. And I think Trey flowers is the smartest signing of this group. And that's why I paired. That's I don't know if Chris Ballard in a vacuum thinks it's been eighteen million dollars on one pass rusher. Is smart though? I think the consensus 2018 executive of the year. Chris Ballard who would dare you. We're not religious litigating this right now man happening make make a wise decision. I could totally see that. And I think if you're going to go out, and you're going to make a splash signing at the if you're the colts. That's the player. I would go for that's the position. I would go for that St. need. I would go for I think that makes total sense. We talk about this so much, right? Why do you sign free agents? What are the reasons that they had free agency? That's the first question you should ask. And if. That it's the the answer to that. Is that the team that had them before didn't properly value them, then it's worth signing them and the patriots properly value players all the time. But they don't value edge rushers. They've never paid for one. So I think even if New England feels they can move on from him. And should that's not a deterrent to giving him that sort of money because he'd be a different player within your defense? And within the hierarchy of how you wanted to budget roster. Why do you think the patriots don't value directors? They I think they like interchangeability then that's always what they've seen to value more than anything else. They like their guys to be similar sizes. They guys to move in certain ways. It's more about timing. They love twisting. They would much rather pay Adrian clayborn four million dollars at two hundred ninety pounds. Then go give Trey flowers eighteen million dollars. They let Chandler Jones go and Chile jobs have been a productive player for Zona. So I think that that's the one spot on the patriots roster where if somebody leaves their or they're willing to give up on somebody. I wouldn't necessarily have the same doubts as I'd have it every other spot mix. Sense. I'm going to say he goes to one of the former patriots enclaves. Okay. The NFL make sense to I'm going to say lions eighteen that needs an rusher. After losing Ziggy Ansah who will get to in a moment..
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"Right. And you got about eighty five or ninety percent, very explicitly. I do probably myself on that one just very Assa Terek area by life to thirty rocket offensive lineman. That's what you have got all you've got mister maze. That's not true. You are a internet superstar. You have a variety of properties that I'm sure you wanna plug here on the show. Please go check out the ring or NFL show. We recorded last night on Sundays. We always do. I sound just as bad on that. I believe it will this one. I am writing several times this week really about the patriots today. And whether this is actually the type of team we should start getting worried about based on their tough road to the playoffs. And it's actually they don't really look like a patriots team. And I wouldn't writing a few more times this week as we kinda crank up to the playoffs. So go check out the ringer dot com. I'd appreciate it briefly. I mean are are the patriots team that we should be worried about. Yeah. I think so I mean, it's very hard to win three playoff games. And if they ended up getting the three seed that's a tougher road. And they've had nine years and just think about the amount of penalties yesterday draw passes just a brain farts Brady that had been uncharacteristic. I think at a certain point we have to start giving credence to just because they were the patriots uniform doesn't mean that they're the patriots were used to. So I I think that I'm starting to get a little bit concerned hints the thing. And I you know, I I like being right? I like predicting things before they happen. I think I hopefully got better at it. Over the years, I would much much much much much rather be a YouTube late on the patriots on a year too early. Yeah. That's fine. That's why. And I could be wrong. I it's it's a dumb thing to predict that they're going to miss out or is it dumping to pick gets them. And that's why. But I just think that this team looks a lot different than the patriots team just in recent years. And if you're road in the AFC playoff includes the Texans and the chiefs, and you can't block anybody. It's gonna be a bad couple of weeks. I mean, do you tribute just two older age was that the biggest thing driving these these these sort of difficulties for the patriots? I did that a little bit. And yeah, maybe maybe that is just it. I mean, I think that you Brady making these decisions is pretty uncharacteristic. And I think Roger's nearly as explosive as he was I think the defensively they don't have a ton of talent on that side of the ball. You think about what g when Samuel's in Brandon Bolden done to them the last two weeks, they're getting gashed? So I don't know it just seems like they're myriad issues. Maybe a little bit too much to overcome this time, I think Brandon Bolden MP's time. The revenge game are. Argument to be made for the patriots. But Johnson through You didn't have. didn't have to say, no such argument. I don't know. I think I think gronk is definitely less than one hundred percent. But I also wouldn't shock me for the patriots. The score, you know, sixty five points over the next two weeks against the bills and against the against the jets and suddenly look fine heading into the postseason surprise me either. But if they end up getting three seat, and they have to play off games for two months rode, it doesn't matter if you beat up the bills in the jet. Yeah. I guess that's true. Well, we will see I'm sure no one reminds you. If you underestimated the patriots, especially working dot will not come up in the slightest. Sorry that we did not catch you on the the best day in terms of your physical condition. But certainly appreciate you do it. He playing through your fever. And this is this is sort of your flu game in some ways. Yeah. Yeah. You know what I took eat opportunity? I really want my magazine by one of my legacy to be etched in stone. One day. There will be a statue of Robert Mays recording with the empty dayquil tabs surrounded by phone..
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"I'm Bill Barnwell fee. SPN I am joined by a very sickly Robert Mays of the ringer and in lieu of asking him to recap games in lieu of relying on him to carry the show as it usually does when we are recording together. Instead, I'm going to ask Robert Mays here in the second on the show to guess that offensive linemen game I've been meaning play when we have maize on the show for a long time now, but essentially Robert Mays would you characterize yourself as a expert on NFL offensive lineman? I would characterize myself as his which is why I'm not that excited about this game. Because only end for me. Now, you see why we are playing the game Nestor maze? I have a lot of faith in you. You are. I think you're an expert on offense lineman. I would not say I would say you are more than an enthusiast. But basically what we are going to do. Here's I have the week. Fifteen lineups for the NFL in front of me. I am going to name a player or. Terrible. So many guys aren't heard true. I'm going to give you a team, and I'm going to give you a position or a range of positions. And I'm going to ask you to name some or all of the NFL offensive lineman. Now, this is a tough game. So I'm not expecting you to get everyone. But I think you can get a fair amount of these. I'm going to give you some some easier ones to start and then we're going to work it away into some tougher ones. Are you ready? Okay. Let's do it. Okay. Let's start with this. Just a simple one tested out Robert Mays. Can you tell me who the left guard for the Houston? Texans was in fifteen. That was be easy. Yeah. They're the most prominent lineman on the team, I would say much. No, Nick, Martin's prior the most prominent plan to know. He was a free agent addition to the team sausage. Kalamata? It is sending you Kelham at day. See this is easy. You got this. This is the stab in the dark. All right. Let's go. Stab in the dark. All right. Can you name for me? Vote left side of the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line in week fifteen..
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"But I don't think they're going to be in the market for veterans start rain back because that's where the Jackson right because the jobs at the very least athletes a Bortles ten million dollars next year. Even if another team science and can digs into those offsets. So you're paying of ten million and you have that rough cap situation, can you give flacco twenty million dollars. No. So really, you're only recourse there is to draft a quarterback and have your quarterback payroll be something like sixteen or about twenty million. So I think that's what a lot of teams are going to do because the team's in my opinion that are in the running for a new starting quarterback or teams with some quarterback of money on the books. It would be Jacksonville. It would be Miami. You know, teams like that where they can't just say, oh, well, sorta other fifteen million because they're already paying the guy that's not playing for them. So I think they're going to be more jobs of. Billable than I thought they were going to be coming into the season. But I think they're going to be filled with more he quarterbacks I thought we're going to get jobs or get chances in this draft him in the giants would be the one of the few teams where you'd think. Okay. If they're gonna go and trade two first round picks trait up for quarterback in this draft that would kind of make sense given their caps situation. But I don't know that I want to get off those pigs will make cap situation as bad as their tax situation is at the moment. So I don't. I don't know. I mean, I don't they who is a top ten pick. Joyous. The giants are top six. I believe now. Yeah. I mean, they don't have to trade to run on a recorder back. No. I said the jacks the Jaguars. Oh, the Jags. Oh with the Jags. I would do it you trade up but the Czechs have ace pick right now. Yeah. I I understand. I mean, I still think they might have to go from eight to to to to get to trade up with the raiders. For example, if I was a Jags. I would trade a lot to go get the quarterback for that. One. With. So if you if you would trade throwing the cardinals had the first overall pick is that correct? I believe so Casal the cardinals. I'm not going to be drafting a quarterback with the first overall pick the raiders are drafting second. So if you're the Jags would you trade up would you give up the fifth pick or the sex, pick, whatever and a future one of the future to to get from five to one trade that much to go up and do that. I don't know that I agree with that. If there's only one quarterback on this or Strath three, I I understand. But one has a certain cachet. What are the titans get when the Rams moved up to Jags? I wouldn't try to go all the way to one. I made you think that they're how many quarterbacks ready to top side of this draft with I have absolutely no idea. But the raiders are two in the raiders probably you're gonna take a quarterback now. So all right. So what type of cynically say this? Let's say that Justin Herbert comes out just for argument's sake. So the names that have been thrown out her drew lock Haskins will Greer? We do this every year where we pretend that there aren't going to be that many quarterbacks that are drafted in the first round feeds are going to be a little hesitant about them. And everything else teams are so quarterback. That's right. And so desperate food cheap quarterbacks. You think the quarterbacks are gonna get overdrafted this year? So many guys are gonna go higher than we think they're going to go. So that's what I'm saying the Jags and you're sitting at eight, and you're not attached to one of those guys necessarily, but you know, just need an option. I mean, maybe you just don't give up a ton. And you get try to get one of those guys..
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"And we go back to seven giants or other wildcard teams that have made this sort of run the bears at the best defense in the NFL. And it's not particularly close if you look at every single advanced metric, they have by far the best that we and you lean on that. And the quarterback just doesn't actively lose games for you. They can win this. I think that that's an incredibly tough ask and I am not necessarily betting on it. But I think it's possible. What surprise the most about this defense? Just play of the secondary. Overall. How good for has been. Just I don't know. I guess nothing. Really? I expected them to be really good. I just the overall health is the most surprising thing because that's been their achilles. Heel for the last couple of years. I always thought that Mack was the piece that could unlock them because it would make every single member of the front for better. It would just change the clock and quarterbacks head and how will everybody in the back end. The ascension of Eddie Jackson has meant a lot him kind of taking a whole nother step interception. Pick six he had against Detroit. That's added read stuff. Yeah. Just the plate diagnosis being able to jump on that ball understanding when to take a chance in a big one and nothing has really been shocking to me, but for all to happen in concert. I think that's what's made them so dangerous. The team have comparing them to and I wrote a lot about this in my column today, you know, I compare them to the twenty seventeen Jags. And in some ways, they are similar, but the team that might make more sense. Honestly, the twenty eleven Niners would Vic Fangio that. I your Harbaugh was there where you know, they they had a lot of talent defense. But then he clicked they added a couple of guys in free agency in things just sort of broaden Alton Smith and he had fourteen sacks this year. Yeah. Yeah. And then they got Carlos Rogers would never been able to catch the ball kind of like had six interceptions that year to Shawn golden at six picks. I mean, they it's a multiple guys to the Pro Bowl and the offense was not necessarily great. But they could run the ball and they had some big play guys. And they had know they had Crabtree. Who was a big body who was going to make tough catches and. They had Alex Smith who was limited quarterback with who could you know, who's going to safer than Trubisky for sure, but I mean guy a team that they could win a lot of games with that formula. And of course, I think if they had better luck on catching punts in the conference championship game. They would have made it to the Super Bowl. Yeah. I mean, if you look at the office, and they actually don't run the ball that effectively on a consistent basis, though. The run game has been a problem at certain times this year more than the passing game, which I doubt that the numbers bear that out in a way that echoed we it does. But that's true. And I think that the strength at the teams that they've been spread the ball around to a lot of different guys and Nikki consistently creates windows for best Q, whether he says an entirely different story. They've done a lot of RPO's over the last couple of weeks that he's come back to burn in the middle of the field. They've done a lot of stuff recently where they've done some pin and pull things inside to give color running lanes. They just do such a good job when something doesn't work of saying. Okay. Let's chip away at a different solution. Here. I think that's what's been the coolest thing to watch over the last couple of games is that maybe at the Rams game. But especially this week and just seeing how many different concepts I've never seen before with the team tied success on offense relatively. And we walk in touchdown at Howard scored. I don't know if you saw it, but at a jet motion to the right with the Miller, and then it had Burton coming back across the formation bar decides van clay Matthews and Howard is walked in. I don't think I've ever seen team do that before..
"mays" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
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"mays" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"But when he's playing like this man, he's one of the most fun quarterbacks in the league to watch their enjoy off. It. Oh, I mean, what was the last time? He had a a total disaster game. It was the chiefs last year, and that was the one time it's happened over the course of the last full season. Yeah, he's an unbelievable quarterback. He's he's so so good. What's your, what's your, we'll finish up here. What's your current MVP ballot through through seven weeks because I think mall. I think he's number two. I would say Todd Gurley is three. Maybe Jared Goff. Retard girl is three, and I think drew Brees is number one to me. Number one. Mahomes is should be in that discussion. But like he has on a holy gap. Look when we get to play with. Pay for fifty trust out. I understand. He is phenomenal. I'm not taking anything from Patrick Mahomes, but he gets to play with tyreek hill and Travis Kelsey and Kareem hunt, and those guys do a lot of things for you after the Michael Thomasson Alvin Kamara k. drew Brees I think is doing each shouldering more of the load than Patrick Mahomes. It's to me not that you're not playing incredible football. He is awesome, and he should be in that discussion. But I think drew Brees is playing better. The Patrick right now, I think is probably one for me. I think girlies to for me and I know that we can have this conversation about running back in those valuable. I wrote about that. He transcend back because of what he is for that offense. He's not just from cog in what they do. They're higher identity. The best team is ball's. Entire office of identity is built around what time early brings up. You know what? Play action. They're using a lot thirty nine percent of drawbacks. Thirty nine. That'd be the most in history by ten percentage point, and they're able to do that because of how married their games are. And that marriage is derived from what time early gives them. He makes them completely unpredictable. And this is about more than being a receiver and running back and just piling up, huge volume like Lebanon though used to do this is being at the very center core of who your offense is. And I think that's why he's able to get into that conversation unit. He's running back. Okay. Let me ask you a question is. It comes down to it. Let's say tomorrow the league is struck by great flu that costs them players or season. The chargers are going to miss Philip rivers more than the Rams miss Todd Gurley. Yeah. Yeah, probably. Yeah, they are. That's why I can't put Todd growing number two. I think tiger was awesome. I'm just trying to change the discourse here. Trading Mehta, we can't have done quarterback UP. I'm really trying to fight for it. Narrative disruptor, Robert, go for it's a pleasure to have you on the show buddy. Where can people check out more of the work? You're doing the ringer dot com. My comb. Todd tiger is up right now. My starting eleven where I kind of do tidbits from the week. We'll be up later today. Would you the bringer NFL show twice a week on Sunday nights being Kevin Clark and Thursday. So yeah, he's go, check it out. I really appreciate it, and thanks for having me, but it's always fun. You're on social media as well. I'm yeah, I'm Robert Mays on Twitter. So if you'd like to of my dog come come follow me. You wanna see pictures of Robert Mays dog. He want to hear him. Talk about the bears, Rick may check him out on Twitter, its course. It was a pleasure to have you on my good pal, Robert Mays, thanks for coming on the show. Thanks. Thanks so much for appearing on the show today who guys enjoyed the Amari Cooper trae discussion at the sneak that in as we recorded this late on Monday afternoon gonna come back later this week, of course, talking more NFL here on the ship..