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Guest Host: Michael King

Journey to $100 Million

05:38 min | 1 year ago

Guest Host: Michael King

"What's happening it's Eric J Olson? Today we have a special guest host Michael King from KFC SOLUTIONS DOT com. He provide financial advice to businesses. Like yours he is also the host of the podcast in the trenches which I was recently interviewed on great time on his interview and it was pretty amazing how many similarities he and I have in our stories and how they overlap with one another. Take a listen and enjoy. Hey there Eric Olson in I'm Heaven Days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey everybody my name is Michael King. I'm the CEO of KFC solutions. Where our sole mission in life to help business owners understand their numbers so they can make better decisions you know after working with over two hundred businesses now and these are businesses that range anywhere from pre revenue startups. Maybe better known as the want preneurs all the way up to mid range businesses and even Into the fortune one hundred companies people. Say Hey with all that experience. What would you say is the number one mistake that executives or business owners? Make relative to business financials. And it's a pretty easy answer for me. In this is true for those pre revenue startups. All the way up to the the big boys the biggest mistake that a business owner or an executive can make is not knowing the four key financial numbers for their business. Now if you've ever looked at PNL's and balance sheet statements of cash flows. You know that there's probably hundreds and hundreds of financial metrics they probably make your eyes gloss over there. There's nothing sexier exciting about them. The good news though is regardless of how big your businesses. There's really only four financial metrics that you absolutely have to know inside and out in the cool thing about these metrics is. These are the only four numbers only four numbers that are going to cause your business to thrive or cause it to die. So you're you might be thinking yourself. Hey I'm not a numbers person. This isn't my thing. I have a bookkeeper. I've an account of a controller. They worry about these things. But I'm going to tell you the four numbers that you absolutely have to. No you can't outsource these. You can't hired away and and have somebody else on your team. Track them if you WANNA be a savvy. Successful business owner. You're going to have to know these numbers in here. They are number. One is revenue revenue is really straightforward. We all know what revenue is. It's the money that comes in the door. Revenues SALES ETCETERA. Everybody follows revenue number two though is gross profit. So let's say that you sell Coffee Cups and you sell this coffee cups for a dollar. You buy them from your supplier for twenty cents. You are left with a gross profit of eighty cents easy enough so revenue on that hypothetical is one dollar. Gross profit is eighty cents all right but as we all know is business owners. There's other costs that go into selling coffee cups you've got rent. You've got shipping. Maybe you have Internet fees. Maybe some employees. Somebody that answers your phone. All those overhead costs. Okay so maybe on a per cup average. That's thirty cents. Thirty Cents Per Cup goes towards overhead. So you sold it for a dollar. You paid twenty cents for the cup. You pay thirty cents an overhead. You're left with fifty cents of net profit so revenue minus gross minus overhead. You're left with net profit the fourth and final number that you have to understand in this is the most critical of all of them is cash. You know one of my favorite sayings is revenue Vanity Prophet is sanity but cash is king. And here's why cash is king caches. The only real number out of all the financials all the financial numbers that you have cash is the only real number. It's the only one that you could actually touch that number in real life. It's cash in the bank in caches. What pays salaries it's what pays rent? It's what pays your vendors. Cash cash is king right in so the reason that that that saying resonates with me revenue is vanity profit is sanity but cash is king is is business owners a lot of times when somebody says hey as your business doing. Oh Yeah we've We doubled revenue this year. We've got this ambitious goal to increase sales thirty percent. And we're on target it's a vanity metric profit is sanity that tells us how efficient the machine is. How much how much does it cost us to generate that revenue that we like to brag about so much but at the end of the day cash is king and as we know that we you know we can have profit on the books but we may not have the cash in the bank yet but cash is? What really pays the bills? It's the thing that's going to be business for it. So if you're a business owner if you're a pre revenue startup if you're Mitt here company doing maybe twenty thirty forty fifty million a year. Or if you're a big executive of a publicly traded company four numbers that you must know revenue gross profit that profiting cash thinks everybody have a great day? Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this podcast. You'll love our entrepreneurial. Newsletter sign up at journey to one hundred million dot com.

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Resilience  & Coping In Times of Stress, with Capt. Michael King, PhD, MSW, Regional Admin. of US Dept of HHS

LIFE: Love,Insight, Fertility, Experience

28:48 min | 1 year ago

Resilience & Coping In Times of Stress, with Capt. Michael King, PhD, MSW, Regional Admin. of US Dept of HHS

"Welcome to life la in say, fertility experiences with a focus on enjoying life in moving forward. Today's podcast will be speaking with Captain Michael King Regional Administrator for the US Department of Health and Human Services to talk about resilience in coping skills. Welcome to life love insight fertility. Faces. Today I'm here with Captain Michael King Regional. Administrator for the US Department of Health and Human Services Thanks Lori My name is Michael King I'm a officer and in the US public health. Service and I'm currently stationed in Atlanta but supporting the substance abuse and mental. Health Services Administration's regional office there their regional administrator Wooder, the headquarters for region four which covers Alabama Florida. Georgia Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina South. Carolina and Tennessee prior to this last year Samsa I I spent about sixteen years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here in Atlanta studying epidemiology in helping investigate disease outbreaks and painted. Areas. They're glad to have you in it's. Is He made me to people that I reach out to somebody who's captain. For this conversation because we talk about life, but. It was fascinating to me when I heard you. Speaking about all the coping skills, you teach people in the military, and I think that it's so applicable to everybody in every day life whether they're having a crisis in the moment or crisis in the relationship or through Chile journey, or what have you pandemic sell? Thank you again for being here today. Question which is an everybody's mind, always especially, today is really low. How do you function in a time of uncertainty in a time? Disarray as we have. And what? Tools. Do we pull out of our toolbox? And what if we were anxious before all this happened like what we do with on this and that's kind of conversation. With you tonight. Great I love talking about this stuff and so one of the things that I I've been. Really careful about with with all of these now new video meetings and telephone meetings is that. In the past we never really had to have. A connectivity plan, we didn't really have to have A. Second plan to stay connected even on a video. Call right, but just like if if this drops I ever the currently, everyone's using the bandwidth and my neighborhood right now. I'll call right back into the meeting so here. We are creating a plan to see you know that. Should I go blank? I'll call right back in. Going beyond. In our day to day life now we actually have to have connectivity plans. You know so being explicit when your on these video calls. That's just A. Small manifestation of what we really having to do in our. Greater, life. What I thought about that analogy is human. Before had to get on with you, my computer broke. And I had to go. Look for my husband's computer I was seeking myself I'm GonNa be late for this. Zoom call for having because I don't have my computer work hard and what I do for a living is board certified in Tele Mental Health. And, that's one of the first questions and one of the things I always review with people is what is the backup plan for? If the connect doesn't work, so it's really a very perfect analogy. Fraternities in privacy reminded by the Internet unstable warning on my desktop. Like wow, well this. This is a good conversation starter, because we're all struggling with not just how to maintain a social connections of the people that we love or to the people that maybe be passed our paycheck, or or what have you? But. We're struggling to stay connected to the things that keep us running and keep us on track. It's not just an outward focus connection all the time. Sometimes it's that inward focus connection, and it's really easy to be distracted. By stuff! Getting very distracted. Sometimes you get immersed in work if they still have their job. If they don't have their job, they can be getting immersed in. In, the news in the pandemic in the numbers or just into their own head is somebody was telling me today, and they just go in circles with all these negative thoughts on over and over again. So raking that cycle, and trying to keep a focus or find a center is very very hard and I think it's something. People in the military struggle went today. Everybody's struggling with. Her shirt me talk about something. We call psychological first-aid. So when you think about first aid, you think about inputting abandoned on or something anyone can do. You don't have to be a medical doctor to administer first aid to your kid who has a skinny or to give somebody you know some Tylenol, or whatever, at psychological first aid is really just about learning how to be a a good friend to somebody to be a to be up fellow human in to be compassionate. So you know when it and it's not very sophisticated, right? It's it's a really. Applying some basic rules of more empathy and genuineness, the foundation of of social, the idea that you're respectful and you see somebody who you may be wondering. Are they okay? You ask him permission to help out or to talk, so you're. You're not being intrusive. You're you're hey mytalk and if they don't WanNa talk, just let him be. You might offer people just practical assistance. Maybe just someone a bottle of water or Offering to get him a cup of coffee if they look a little stressed out, just small gesture people learning how to listen. Hundred not. They think it's a skill OUGHTA. People don't believe that they think. Oh. I know how to listen. I've got ears. Just like I know how to run. Because I've got feet. No, it doesn't make any sense right so talking a little bit of time to invest in learning how to be an active listeners learning how to to mirror to summarize. To label. Provide some feedback in a way. That's not your opinion, and that's not you talking more than somebody else? Can Be really hard to do with people that you really care about you wanNA. Fix It, and you want to the solution. You want to say okay. Let's do X. Rienzi sometimes. They'll just to let them get it out is Cathartic if you if they can hear themselves, say it out loud, but will you're talking about is being able to receive it. Yeah, it goes both ways that connection thing being available to somebody else to. Solve their problem, but just go out him to share it as a powerful thing it takes takes self control. It also takes some training I think it takes a little bit of practice. So with our officers will will even script it out. Repeat the last three words of what they said. You know or summarize what they just you. And then it becomes the scripted role play, but it allows people to practice. The reflects of just not. Sleeping off, someone else's problem in letting mom there. Which is important? It's important and it's something that you want them toge- did not a practical. What if you're that person who needs that Assistance County do that? Or How do you let people know you're struggling? That's also hard because I work with a number of first responders. And they're the last people ask for help. They've got their super tapes on whether they can see the Cape or not, they will suffer in silence plenty of stories in the media about her responders. Causing harm to themselves in suffering without telling anyone and a lot of times, the best solution for that is not necessarily more self awareness, although planning ahead is a really good thing and I I like to talk to my responders about personal resilience planning, but having a buddy, we all would benefit for making sure. We have a couple other is on us. At all times more than one in fact I would recommend having a couple of buddies. His. Has Buddy distracted right when you need somebody to be watching out for you. An analogy I used I think in that last talk was the idea that we have tail lights in our car. When they're out right. On the road with tail I doubt and we'll get ticket when when our buddy could've told us. Hey, you're not looking. You're like yourself. You made me to step away. Or something and so I think the best advice besides happening to plan, and you were talking about this earlier having some kind of plan. Having a buddy is the is the starting point I work with couples also so I mentioned I work with. General practice I specialize in particular that I work with couples quite a bit with relationships, and out look at somebody, and I'll say UK today, and it's interesting because they partner hasn't picked up on the fact that they're not. And then if you're if you're in a space yourself that you're able to contribute. Boy. Sometimes the best buddy is maybe someone who's. A little away from the situation. Maybe it's not maybe it is someone who's right in it. You know, but. All hands on deck all the time, right? We don't know when we're going to need those extra set of eyes. Really No I. Try give people. A little different kinds of tools at once. They recognized that they knew that here. They need that help to tame check in with themselves so I find myself doing that. A lot is sitting. She started to feel your jaw clenched. Your soon as you start to feel yourself, tighten up! You know there's something just not right. And what do you do that sentence? There's nobody around. You gotTA. Have some method. There are a lot of ways that we do this with our responders. Sometimes we'll give them a checklist of his net severe in a call center, and you know that you've talked to family. That's lost somebody. You've talked to somebody who's been very sick. You've made some tough decisions today, and if you can check a lot of these boxes in any given day than you know, you need to activate your your plan. That's that's a very objectively a more subject way would be. Every day you have a thermometer, your emotional thermometer and you can kind of check where your emotional temperature is. And it's starting to get to high. Pop the parachute. The ground and use one of your strategies, and then we can talk a lot about I think you'd asked me about a few strategies. I'm happy to share. There are a number that a us with our first responders regularly. Very helpful for people I volunteered to be wanted people who rent scripts for people who call into the Collins Center for the city of New York is there's a lack my non. Here's going on everywhere. And you to take training. They said to the the people taking the training make sure you take a minute or two for yourself or longer before the group session, and after even if you don't think you need it. So they're really providing that. The Monitor that checking that you're talking and that two the volunteers. To ensure, and they have that moment to decompress her hair, whatever it is that they need to do before and after the sessions. In. Might have a little different method I think they may have been. Maybe Carl, young, who took a shower after every session with every client to like physical shower or survey. Lipid everyone has a little. Ritual or routine to deal with what they they might take on and. How to take care of themselves, an reconnect with themselves with a good time for me to talk about some of those tools I wonder because. Of Bacteria, taking that moment that emotional temperature check I think in to reconnect with yourself is to the he can then connect with others. You can then give others. The significant point you can go out and maybe smile a little bit or have a better day and be able to come up with your own plan so I think it'd be great time talking about coping skills because. Central in I love the Mercer, quick and easy in their doable. Living your back pocket so to speak and pulling out when you need him. Yup We could spend another hour so talking about all these. Things that I like to to tell folks first off just in your day picking the one thing that you need to get done any given day right if you did that. If you do that, one thing everything else is going to be easier. Everything else's manageable. Instead of having a long checklist of lots of little things, make sure you have that one big thing in the really focused on that. APP tends to focus people. Another thing that you can use as a tool to get. Back centered was just your breath are breath is unconscious activity that is directly linked to our nervous system. Depending on how long you exhale, you can stimulate your values Nervoun, basically up regulator deregulate based on how you breath, and so even if you think about something that makes you anxious, your you'll find your breathing is different Ryan, so there's this mind body connection so learning how to lengthen your exhale. So that your sales longer than your inhale control your breath, and even just spending a few minutes doing focused timed breathing like the the box freezing where you inhale for a few seconds. Hold it the next sale for a few seconds in. Hold it. That will allow you to regulate. Ex House lowery or slowing in your inhale. Though there it has a A. Up Regulator, deregulating sort of down regulating function, so the the longer the exhale parts of your body get stimulated in ways that short sharp sales don't give stimulated so and you could try this at home any anyone who doesn't have a pre existing respiratory condition I would say. He tried to sit home, or you can just imagine those videos you've seen of the Almas technique or people are. Reading out really rapidly. Or magin like a if you watch any combat sports nowadays where people doing exciting adrenaline driven sports. You'll see them doing short sharp exhales. which is them getting hyped up? Actually the the way they're breathing is contributing to their level of arousal. Whereas if you. Long slow extended exiles and there's a lot of science behind this that are ongoing, but the idea is estimates. Part of your this nerve which runs all through your body, which just causes you to Inadvertently without conscious effort. To relax, think about a cy about. How people react when they're when they're calming, because that's how we function is an organism, so lots of times give people outside everybody. You all have nine seconds or twelve seconds. So if you had nine seconds or twelve seconds, you could do a few breaths and walk them through. So if they're very anxious, not have time, and they're very busy type a personality on given the one two three seconds. Nine seconds, and that's kind of how I presented And no one knows you're doing it. That's the Nice thing to you people can do. In combination with other techniques, they can do it in combination with their personal mantra, maybe its. Slowest smooth smooth is fast or or from finding Nemo. Just keep swimming. Dorey Mantra what you know whatever keeps you focused on your one important thing, or whatever is important now that that's great for people who are going through this feeling a little panic. Just keep swimming. Breathe! But combinations of these these techniques one that I like because everyone has a cell phone now. Is the virtual holiday. Or your virtual northstar. You have a picture of someplace that you love on your on your cell phone. that. You can just slip too fast, or maybe you're you're you're away from your kids? Your kids are North Star. So you just keep your northward picture there those ideas. The visual stimuli is really helpful. A final end that I'll just say. This is helpful for a lot of folks who are experiencing hiring Zayed's. There's Kinda foggy. They're not really feeling as it. Were there. They're letting their anxiety. Achim somewhere else is just a focus on three things. You see three things you can hear three things you can feel. That are just normal and non distressing. To really quick and easy to. Acknowledge some stuff in your environment kind of repeat that as you're breathing all five cents as you could, do you know? Five, four, three, two one. Involved taste. Touch and sight anyway. Get in touch with your senses, so I like the three three three things and. Three is a good number. And what you believe in using your sensors. They actually wrote like shirt article on the end of last year for my newsletter about communicating with your five sentences that much along with what you're talking about today. Has You're listening to people? It has to do with taking stack of the surrounding. Giving the three three three exercise with it because we have five senses reason. And we noticed. When. We don't have you warn the impacted makes. So it really to be able to connect with them. In this pandemic I'll point out. Ironically, it's interesting that what are the symptoms of having action was was the loss of one of those things. He asked, said the really interesting thing to me. that. One of the techniques can use to stay in connection with ourselves could also be a really good indicator of when we might need some help. I taste my coffee like I want to. Maybe I need to go get some help. Yeah, that's a really really good analogy, so we wanted to check in with ourselves to and so we noticed ourselves not right in one way or another. We know we're off. To Take that moment. So I use the expression pause perspective quite a bet. Sometimes when you just don't know what to do, and you're spending. Just take that moment. Check in with yourself. and See if he can gain perspective on a situation, it's very very hop on if you incorporate what you're talking about. Today, which is to come up with a simple plan for the day? The plan might even be getting out of bed for the day. We don't know we don't know where you're at live, so it can be a real simple plan, but we want to at least get moving a little bad. As, much as hand, and as we're doing this reentry into society, again I'm not sure where you're located right now I'm in Atlanta. Georgia, open for business. Trying to figure out how to get out of bed, taking those micro steps in the right direction, yes, see urine Atlanta Georgia I'm in New York and people are afraid to walk outside on the street. How do you prepare yourself? How do pumped the plan and one of nation? You take in as you decide. You're going to reenter society in the way that we hope. Is this kind of new normal? Stuff I like agent. Getting out of bed to that actually is a is another technique right now. It's very common for folks to have. That can't get out of bed thinking. You know just being paralyzed in a sense of finding. What's the smallest step you can do? In The Opposite Direction of whatever paralyzing thought you're having one foot at a time. You know and then just building on those micro steps is another great thing. You really have to just evaluate where you are, and if you need some support I think it's a great time to go and get it. I think these tools transcend a pandemic i. think transcend everything in life. We're always going through some type of a situation in life at some point, not always every day. This is unusual, but at some point we're making decisions. We're trying to plan for the future. I love the idea of the ritual that you talked about like virtual start and less times. I'll tell people to fantasize. Daydream about what it is. That makes them smile. It makes them feel good and to hold onto there because there's nothing wrong with daydream where fantasizing to help bring you down a little bit. Some people that are starting to drink a little bit more. Can you heard that liquor sales has got up tremendously? Maybe not so much. Our you are Atlantic these open, but. Restaurants who signed drinks on the streets to try? So when your own personal alcohol. That's another signer another trigger that leads to cooking strategies in there. Yeah, so. The agency that I worked for our mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse on communities and we. We've seen because of the change in behavior of the change in where people are the habits that have come along with that. Are Not always super healthy even before this pandemic. There were. Large segments of the population had trouble with substance, use and alcohol, being the easiest to access all of those who are on the edge of having a problem. This is just pushed them over that edge, and you know the the combination of being home all day being out of sight, having stress that they don't know how to cope with, and then of course. Yeah, you're right a lot of the restaurants, the relaxation of the liquor laws. I mean people are going in and getting their takeout food now with like three Margaritas go, and they're walking out the door with them, and so we're starting to see that you know the the impact of that and I. It's important point. For me, personally you know in my in my professional role here. And also because I'm driving on the streets out there with these people who are who are now. affected. I want everyone who ever here's his podcast to remember that you can still find help out there. Even during the pandemic of Fine Treatment Dot Gov is is still active. The websites the find treatment dot SAMSA. Dot Gov is another treatment finder in these websites are available. Twenty four seven people can go to them a confined help for themselves or others. This has not shut down because of the pandemic, so there's still help out there if you know somebody who. You believe to be having trouble with alcohol or drugs at this time or any sort of mental health issue. That, you said that because researchers are their main now, and the fees have been eliminated or reduced drastically because we're recognizing that people need help right now and they're struggling. And a lot of people live alone at least in Manhattan and this is really hard to go through alone. It really is we thrive on. Other people were social beings. Even if we like to be home, you know my friends who are like the biggest homebodies are all struggling with us right now. You need other people. It's really a time to check in and make sure that you're getting your needs met if not reach out. Professional Agency. If you need to therapist in the area if you need to whoever it is that you think could provide you with the help. and. You don't have to burning anybody with it because you really not the property you're going. Your loved ones recognizing some level, they may just not know how to ask you how you nine through them, so we need to take the temperature me to use psychological state, not just on the people. That are cursed to us, but on ourselves to. And they're simple tools that are available for anybody who wants them. When people start to drink within the usually do get high. Usually do one of the questions I ask is how are you doing it because you board? Are you doing because you're self medicating? What's going on? Well, probably a little above. I-. I know plenty of people who are. Did Not have any problems before this that I knew of and yet just because they're home all the time. He their habits have changed, and when you start to ask him about it, they're like Oh. Yeah, that's a little odd. You know so. It remember that you know when you're talking to people. They may not be aware that their habits change. You might have to be that mirror for them and say I noticed that you're holding a beer in. It's nine o'clock in the morning you know or You. I noticed that I smelled something different about you. Today's Tequila and They may not WANNA. Hear it from Utah, so the other piece that is important for everybody recognize also people bounce back. Most folks are resilient. That's and we have to remember that I love that. You mentioned this. The idea of hope. Even like you and I. Be a lucky when we are the resilient ones. It's important to remember that there's a lot of hope right now for everybody. In most people are going to get through this. Okay, we're GONNA get through this okay, and it's normal to feel distress, and not everyone is going to become alcoholic, or you have any sort of serious mental health issues. It's just going to be hard for everyone for awhile and but I I think the party message here is there is help available. But there's hope for all of us. We're going to get through this. Yeah, I absolutely agree. I do a lot of work infertility and your organization is actually the largest in the united. States is called resolve. It's a great name because I have a lot of resilience in. Of Resolve. Thank you thank you for all of these tools I think they're great I think it gives us a whole nother way and. Being able to help ourselves in those Ille- really care about is yet my tab. are like the idea of ending the conversation on hope in a I guess just to remind everyone that. Every every health and Human Services region has a SAMSA regional administrator in a regional office. They are there as your points of contact in your area it should you want to reach out? You can find our contact information on the SANSA website. If you know somebody who needs help, or if you need help, yourself find treatment, dot, Gov or find treatment dot, Samsa Dot Gov to online treatment finders. There are also national health lines. If you don't have the Internet that you have a phone, call a helpline In fact, I was going to should have. I should have be helpline member. Why don't I have the national helpline number here? I don't have on Oh you know what your ego. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline I'M GONNA. Give you that one rather than just the national helpline because this is a big issue so eight, hundred, two, seven, three, eighty, two, fifty five. Eight hundred, seven, hundred and eighty, two fifty five, so that's that's the national suicide prevention lifeline and then. The help line right now, but. There is help out there if if anyone needs it, but we're GONNA. Get through this. It's going to be hard for everybody for a while, but stay connected to yourself. Stay connected to others. Have a future focus. And focused on what you can control right. Thank you so much. Really appreciate you being. You're talking to today and basically his. Comments they can reach out to me at that stat dot net. Thank you. Thanks again.

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The Critical 4 Financial Metrics of Your Business with Michael King

The Art of Online Business

45:26 min | 2 months ago

The Critical 4 Financial Metrics of Your Business with Michael King

"Welcome to the art of online business. Podcast my name is rik already. I'm an online business coach. Facebook and instagram ads. Expert lifestyle entrepreneur and a total coffees nod as well each week. You're gonna learn actionable strategies. Mindsets in tips take the guesswork out of growing and scaling a profitable online business so that you can truly become an entrepreneur with impact. This podcast is your secret weapon for fast tracking the growth of your online business. Let's do this. You hear me talk about this all the time here on the show and that is you've got to know your numbers when it comes to your business now. Oftentimes i'm talking about numbers in your sales funnels numbers in leeds numbers in sales etc. Well what are we talking about here. Today is numbers in your business specifically. We're gonna be talking about the critical for financial metrics of your business. Things like revenue gross profit net profit cash and joining me. Talk about all. This is michael king whose business money coach and he also runs a outsourced. Cfo firm got coaching programs etc for us online course creators online entrepreneurs etc. He's also a member of my accelerator program and so he brings the financial education to those of us in accelerator. And so i invite him on the show today because this is a topic that doesn't really get covered a whole lot. Unfortunately and it is critical like i mentioned earlier. Got your numbers right especially when it comes to the financial metrics of your business. Now you're going to hear me to ask a lot of questions today because unfortunately this is just a learning process for me for the first six years of my business. I didn't know a lot of this stuff at. I'm embarrassed to say that. But then i hired Emily who's my bookkeeper. Had her on the show here before and that changed everything looking forecasting and stuff like that. So we're gonna get into all of that here with michael and things like cash flow forecasting. What is what does that mean how to do it you know. What questions does that answer for you when you're able to do cash flow forecasting what to look for in a good bookkeeper the first place to start when it comes to your financial numbers. What your gross profit margin should be and what your net profit margin should be and also the difference between the two so everybody always asked. What's a good profit margin. Well you're going to hear the answer. That question here today with this interview here with michael and then also make financial based decisions in your business whether it's buying a new tool software hiring somebody etc so if your course creator or an online coach and understanding your financial numbers or something that you want to be better at as a goal for you. Ding ding ding. By the way. This absolutely should be than this episode is for you and before we get into it with michael if if you are on my course creator or your online coach you're already generating at least seven ak per month in revenue from your online business and you're really looking to scale really looking to optimize and grow your business towards multiple six or even seven figures and you kind of spinning your wheels now. Maybe you're overwhelmed. You're doing all the things in your business and you're not really sure what next steps to take than i want to invite you to apply for my accelerator coaching program. This is a one on one group. Coaching and mastermind type program all wrapped into one. And as i mentioned michael is a current member of accelerator. And i'd love to review your application for the program as well. Just go to rick. More ready dot com forward slash accelerator. All right my friend without further ado. Let's go hang out with michael king. Michael king welcome to the podcast. How you doing man rick. I'm absolutely amazing. Thanks for asking how are you. I'm doing great. I see the truck honking. Their horns stopped. That was going on for a little while outside your house. It's it's there's never a dull moment out here. We live close to downtown dallas in this little teeny Pocket in most of the time. It's quiet but every so often you get craziness on your behind you right now because we're on zoom behind you. I see cashflows budgets and projections health and performance. I see whiteboard all kinds of stuff. Like i love what you got going on back there. Murimi talking all about that here today on the show but before we dive into everything. Let's let's have you introduced yourself. Let people know who. Mike king is in what you do and and how you got to where you are now absolutely so minds michael king. I am the ceo of kathy solutions we are. We're in outsource. Cfo firm but we also offer us some executive level financial coaching as well as a course for early stage entrepreneurs and what we're all about as it whatever stage you're in business we want to help you understand your numbers so that you can make better decisions you know real cut and dry. That's that's what we're all about a lot of people say well. How did you get into this so It's it's an interesting story. I actually spent the first eleven years of my career is a nuclear engineer. In the navy is sitting on. submarines yeah. I don't think i knew that. No yeah so yes out. On submarines for eleven years decided that That life wasn't for me anymore. And i transitioned out of the military and got a job is a is an engineer. At a plywood a very large fly wood millet was was doing very high eight figures in through a random change a chain of events. Rick found myself in charge of the facility about eighteen months after having left the navy in that role i had. Pnl accountability and the number. One problem i have with that is i didn't know what the heck pl stood for just to be accountable for it and every couple of weeks i'd get these financial reports you know. Pnl's in balance sheets all these different things. And i didn't know what to make of any of it. In in what i would go talk to the accountants that work for me. That's ladies. I don't what do i do with this I realized that they really struggled to explain to me what to do. With those reports kind of tactical way in without asking. How do i come in to work tomorrow. It make smarter decisions about how i run this place based on these reports at how do i just be a better business leader. They couldn't tell me that in that that was a bless your heart. That's your job not is figuring out. It is my job that do shakes. And i tried to do the youtube in google. But you're not gonna learn. Yeah for business. That large on youtube out manage the finances. And so. I said. I'm gonna go get an mba. I'm gonna learn all the things. And i sat down in my first finance and accounting class in grad school and it was more of the same stuff accounting terms explaining other accounting terms. And gosh. i don't still didn't know where to begin. I came to learn over time. Rick sixty percent of small businesses fail in the first five years. Eighty percent fail in ten tenures in when you dive in eighty. Three percent of those businesses fail are failing because of poor cash flow management eighty three percent and i said all right on one hand the bookkeepers accountants and cpa of the world. The ones that know how to avoid these mistakes they just most of them have a hard time communicating with entrepreneurs. And i said. I'm going to bridge that gap and so a little over five years ago now i started. Kfc with that. That mission of bridging the communication gap like i said earlier so that business owners can make smarter decisions. I thought you were going to tell me after that first class when he started your mba. That you're done you're like all right. This is not for me. I'm going to do my own thing and just paved his path. But that's not where you wet. And no i in fact it became a challenge to me. Right yeah. I have a degree in nuclear engineering. Which is it is challenging. But the only reason. I made it through either programs. 'cause i have this knack of taking complex things. I come up with metaphors in my eyes to make them simpler for to understand. And that's the only reason. I have any academic credentials behind me. Because i'm like i'm a slow guy. I'm from southern alabama it. Okay thing it's gotta make things simple. And i said i'm going to figure out how to make these accounting topics simple in once. I figured that out. I said i can teach these the other people. Yeah i think there's a thing here so give me an example of like what a metaphor would be for like the p. and l. statement so gossip metal zoning on the spot is it's okay so You know you look at this. Isn't going to be a metaphor. Let me give you a quick example of air you'll get a pl and there's probably hundreds of numbers on their right on a basic and other hundreds of numbers you get into more advanced company. There's thousands and so as entrepreneurs were like where the heck do we even start with. This thing incessant art will what are the real important numbers that is a business. Owner is a decision maker. What are the ones i have to understand wanting to pl it turns out. There's only three out of all those. There's really only three revenue. Gross profit in net profit. Okay and there's an. There's a fourth one. I call the critical or financial metrics. There's a fourth one cash. It doesn't live on the nfl. But unlike if i can just understand how every decision in my business impacts revenue how it impacts bros profit in how it impacts net profit in also cash. That's like ninety five percent of the hard work. Right at yahoo stan. How decisions impact. Those four numbers you can make better decisions and says not a metaphor necessarily but it's like in the simplest form that's really all in a balance sheet are right now. There's more to it that there's important things beyond that but those are important for your accountant. Cpa and tax prepared. Worry about not for you. You know this is you know that simplification process so you bring up these four numbers and i wrote down. I took a note there. Difference between gross profit margin net profit margins. So i wanna get to that if someone is. They're they're making money in their business and there. Maybe they have a bookkeeper but or bookkeeping company. I see this a lot where the bookkeeping companies keeping track of numbers categorizing stuff and then sort of like handing it over to the entrepreneur. Doesn't really know like to your point. Michael like they don't really know what to do with. So how does one get started with gathering these numbers number one and then let's dive into these four four metrics if you will for numbers that people like most people really aren't looking at or they don't understand what they are and actually had to take action from them. Yeah let let me start by saying this. I love bookkeepers. And accountants are super super important and one of the most common questions i get asked though is how do i find a good one yet right because his business owners lifetime you could have a really great bookkeeper or a horrible one in you and i have no idea because you know you don't know what you're looking at right but this is the this is the place to start with with bookkeepers. Find somebody that has the heart of a teacher all the next thing. I'm gonna talk about right if your bookkeeper has the heart of a teacher. Most of the rest of these things will take care of themselves. Okay got it through working with whether it's a firm or an individual agency and they get frustrated with your questions or they they make you feel kinda dumb blocking over your head. The rest of the stuff isn't gonna work. Yeah so the number. One thing that i tell people to look for in financial professional. Is this find somebody. That's got the heart of a teacher. Someone that's going to be patient with you. Answer all your questions in make you feel empowered. Okay so that's kind of like pre step number one on what to do. So where do you go from their revenue. That's in let me make. Sure i grab your question here Once you he'd ask Yeah no totally. i mean. it's like all right. So the data we have. Let's just say we have a bookkeeper. They do have the heart of a teacher now. Bookkeepers do different things right. So there are some bookkeepers. Who will answer your questions giving information and then now it's on you to make sense of the numbers and then again make decisions on that. So let's just say that somebody's in that position like they do. Have the numbers like the bookkeeper is keeping track of in categorizing things answering the questions but not giving necessarily like strategic help based on the number. So where does one start like all right. I got my pl now. So the first place that i always like to tell people to start is actually not with your piano place. You want to start is real simple. Look at your cash. How much casted you have at the end of last month compared to the month before in in so on right in then what you wanna do is start figuring out. How much cash are you going to need the future right. We call this kaslo forecast the most important things it doesn't matter what european l. says you could be the most profitable business in the world but if you've got no cash to pay your bills then you're out of luck so i was like to tell people if you're gonna start start thinking about your future. Cash needs in. This sounds like when people sit down to start doing it. They're like oh my gosh where do i even begin with. How much half anita future in. It's actually not that difficult rick tasso. Let's pretend that you've got ten dollars in your pocket right now in. You're trying to figure out if you can afford a starbucks allante okay in so you say all right. I've ten dollars in my pocket. Do i have any more money coming into my pocket today. I'm gonna go look under the seat cushions and all those things. Nope no more money coming in today. What money's going out today other than this law tick well in order to get the lots. I gotta put seven dollars with gas in my car right or whatever. I've gotta buy some food or whatever it is and so you think about those required Expenses they're gonna come out and then you look to your left with and you say okay. I'm going to be left with four box. So can afford that seven dollar Probably not you just did a cash flow forecast right. It worked the same exact concept where to your business. How much money do you have at the beginning of the month. What are your projected. Money's coming in about what you're getting invoice but how much cash is going to be hitting your bank. What expenses the you know to be coming out in you. Subtract those numbers out in that leaves you with your cassidy end of the month and then you repeat that for the next two or three months in all of a sudden you have kaslo forecast. That's where i recommend people start is looking at least six weeks into the future with enhanced. That's thing one you get your books and order it. We feel confident. The bookstore thing to start looking at about six weeks into the future on your cash needs okay from there. I like to go to the piano. In those three metrics that i told you about earlier on the piano revenue moffit net profit in this is what i read. I recommend people do take a look at the last thirteen complete months. So if you're you know in the month of may for example you know. Last complete month was april. I would look at april of last year. Through april of this year for revenue. Gross profit in net profit in. I would start to look for trends. Is revenue going up or his revenue going down. Is there a particular time of year. Revenue goes up or down safe thing with gross profit and that profit in safe. You can start to figure out why that is what happens in each of those months. That's driving those this financial metrics in st. If you can figure out why now this is where the heart of a teacher think comes in. You're probably is. You just get started with. This are not going to be able answer those questions on your own data. What i want you to go back to your bookkeeper and say hey i notice they didn't october-november revenues went way up but my net profit was down. Yeah but happens in have them start explaining those things to you. So that is you start making future looking decisions in your business. You know what's happened in the past and you can make smarter decisions on what you're going to be doing in the future in a great example of that why revenues go up but net profits down. Well maybe you're adspend was was way too high and you didn't get a good return on ads. yes so revenues. Yeah they went up. But you're you're ads been with up faster than revenues. That causes your prophet to go down another one bites a lot of earlier stage often areas. We like to gras teams. You know we we get to that point that we need help and we start growing our virtual assistance and our ads managers and all these people in. We've got a lot of excess spin now and we haven't had revenues ketchup gaps or the revenues are catching up at the same rate. But those are the kinds of questions. There's an entrepreneur. You need to know the answers to so that you know what to do differently in your business next month. I have so many questions that came out of that. All right i wanna come back to the hiring part. Because that's the question that everybody has an and i had early on in the business as well now and this is liz legit. This is actually selfish question. So we talk about cash flow and cash forecasting. How does that differ from the prophet. Mike you're talking about weights with this first and then move over to the pl look at these numbers and metrics. How is it different. That's a great question in. Its if you're a super early stage entrepreneur often. There's not a huge difference a you're gonna look at. There's going to be a lot of similarities. But there's some key things in your business that you spend cash on the don't show up on the profit and loss statements and number one among those is the money you pay yourself so when when you're just an llc or assault proprietor the money that you pay yourself as normally through a distribution distributions. Don't show up on the profit and loss statement in so you could show that you had. Let's say two thousand dollars of net profit last month but if you paid yourself three thousand maybe we'll there's a difference there in austin problems another example that's commonly overlooked is money that you pay toward debts so like if you have a business credit card you pay down your business credit card. You won't see that debt payments on your pin l. but it is a cash expense. And so you know. There's some of those operating expense things it. The cash has to go towards That's the difference in so it's really important. It's a it's a small point but a really important ones to differentiate between passionate audit. I gotcha makes a lotta sense. See you do simplify it down. Take this concept and just break it right out. And i'll be honest like as far as the forecasting goes to be completely transparent. Like i didn't do any of that until literally about a year and a half ago in the business six years in the business. I wasn't doing that at all. It was just kind of like yeah. Let's go right and then like that it just doing this guys. You know as you're listening here. In what what michael sharing this stuff right here is like changes everything when you start like michael said at least six weeks out when you can kind of make some estimates and forecasts about the revenue that you're expecting to to be hitting your bank. It's not like a you know. Okay this is a twelve pay and you're counting seven months ahead. This is really really important here of what you're talking about. What rubik quick. If i did illegally. Why it's so important. Okay is entrepreneurs when we don't have the kinds of insights. This simple tool provides we get into one or two situations normally when we're looking to grow. Okay we say all right. I've been listening to. Rick preached the importance of having a virtual assistant. I'm ready to hire a virtual assistant while. I'm ready to start ads. Ready to hire an ads manager. Boy can i afford that person in. We start to get these feelings of stress and anxiety and uncertainty in imposter syndrome. The all these feelings start creeping in and we will typically do wanna two things. Rick will either cross our fingers and close our eyes in hopes. Dear lord jesus make this worse right and so we move forward with these spending decisions in hope and pray for the best and that's not the best thing to do or will get frozen in. We do nothing here in that can be just as devastating for your business is the other option in so having having a simple cash flow forecasting again. Just start looking six weeks into the future. If you're just getting started it doesn't need to be a year. You know baby step into six weeks but the amount of clarity that a cash flow forecast even a six week one can give you and in the amount of stress that it can. We know as entrepreneurs when we're stressed about money in our business it bleeds over your personalized impacts now our relationships marriages or with our partners it impacts our sleep that impacts our exercise. Our diet right. It's in those things intern. Impact all of it again. It is domino effect now. This is a really powerful tool that. I think a lot of people just overlook until they get way down the road into their business but literally any entrepreneur can start one of these and we get started with the cash flow like six months. Yeah six weeks so another big thing that i took out of what you just said is like all right. Look back at the last thirteen months and look at trends if you will. What was in for most entrepreneurs. It's up and down. It's generally not like a steady incline or a steady decline. It's up and down most months but looking at the averages and stuff like that and your recommendation of which i love and we certainly do this on our business like all right. We did this much in in revenue top line revenue in this month. And then you know. The profit margin was acts. Like what happened there. What was going on. We do for every single month and tear point. Start look for trends. What was working. What was not working etc. So i wanna go back into the hiring but i i want you understand the difference between net profit margin at gross profit margin awesome. I lived you do not know what that what the differences. I'm gonna say i'm gonna i'm gonna tell you nowadays seriously okay. So let's pretend that you. And i go into business together in. We're going to sell markers me want to get into the marker selling business amazing okay. Yeah it's hot right now. It's up there with with bitcoin. Everything else right. It's the hottest thing you can do. So in order to sell this marker they were gonna salads. Let's say we're going to sell it for three butts. Okay before we can sell it. We actually have to either make or by the marker from somewhere else. We need a marker in order to sell it in so if we're gonna sell the market for three bucks let's call that revenue case or revenue would be three dollars in the the. Let's say that it cost us a dollar to purchase it or make the marker that's what we call cost of goods sold. Yep so we've got three dollars in revenue a dollar in cost of goods sold. We're left with gross profit of two dollars okay. So cows profit is just revenue Okay all right. Yeah costume Gross profit we know there's other expenses that go along to run up a marker selling business we've got you know Bookkeepers we've got ads been. We've got rent and payroll and all the things. Those are called overhead expenses and when we subtract those overhead expenses from gross profit. We're left with net profit. Okay now. here's here's how to remember. Never forget it okay. Remember gross profits start to the g. comes before net profit on the alphabet. Starting with an end. So you'll always remember you okay. Revenue minus gross profits next is alphabetically next in the net. Profit is last. Which is the last thing you see pl said it's alphabetic order their gross profit than that profit. Gotcha okay you're welcome. You'll never forget that. I know seriously. No i i totally get that now. Because i'm literally actually thinking of my p. and l. right now like how i see it every month and yeah kasich. Goods sold is ready to the top. They're like okay. I got you now for somebody who was listening. Right now is like dude. What the heck is cost cost of goods sold like what goes into that. So let's talk about it especially for those of us that have coaches or course creators or consultants. We don't we don't have a marker it'd be cell in so we will. We will typically not have a cost of goods but we might have what's called a cost of services and so for example in my coaching program. I pay cfo's that are on my team to do work for my students. And as part of what i sell is you get a one on one. Cfo in so the the money that i pay my team to directly. Serve my clients in my students in that. Those are cost services. Okay now what. I'm not talking about is my va. I'm not talking about my ads manager. I'm talking about wind. My people on my team or directly providing a service right to my students The money i pay them as a cost of service in that is interchangeable with cost of goods so revenue modest cost of goods or cost of services. It's a really. It's a real easy concept for people to kind of mess up so again is a great place for you to say. Hey bookkeeper that has a heart of the teacher. Is this expense a cost of services or is this overhead in explain to them what you're doing with it and they should be able to say yet. Let's put that up under cost of goods or no. Let's leave it as a red okay. I'm gonna ask you the million dollar question. Because i get this question all the time to let's do it. What is a quote unquote. Good profit margin. That's actually a great question. Gross profit net profit okay. Great question in the typical million dollar answer is it depends church okay. But here's a thumb role. Here's a thumb rule to use in in. This is a two part answer so if you are an entrepreneur that is a sole proprietor or an llc right so you're not in ask for not an escort so you're an llc or sole provider as over provider a good gross profit margin. You wanna be somewhere. Probably north of like sixty to seventy percents. Many people listening to this. You might be at one hundred percent. You may not be providing any cost of pasta services so you might be at one hundred percents guy for gross. I when the second one was net profit you wanna be somewhere. North of at least forty percents. Why forty percent. While remember earlier when i said that there are some expenses that don't show up on the pnl one of those is. Your pay is an entrepreneur. You're gonna pay yourself the reason we want to have at least forty percent or sole proprietors. Analyses is to make sure they're still enough meat on the bone for you to pay yourself you okay. That forty percent net profit will become cash. And we've gotta make sure there's enough cash being generated by your business to pay yourself okay. That's that's llc's insult providers. What if you're escort typically gross profit somewhere around sixty percent again net profit. We wanna see north of twenty percent as a rule of thumb even even as an online like an online course creator or an online coach. Yeah i mean again. The bigger you get the smaller your margins get Natural course of things. But i i wanna see at least twenty percent so that you've got enough leftover for things like savings men in retained earnings and those kinds of things rainy-day funds. But if you have in my opinion again. Your mileage may vary if you're sitting on fifty sixty percent net profit that means that you probably have a lot of things that you could invest in to grow your business so you know let's take that abundance mindset and say like okay. I know how to make money here. What can i do. Is it time for me to go. Hire a new ads. Manager start ads. Is it time for me to hire a cfo. Or a bookkeeper. Or maybe i should be doubling or tripling down on my ad spend every month. Look can i do with this money. That's gonna make me more money. Okay yep so. Are we taking into account again. Both scenarios. 'cause i'm an escort so like sole proprietor or an. Llc are we taking into account are we including what we pay ourselves within our profit margin if that makes sense. Proprietors llc's yeah. No cop is not a factor in determining net profit or net profit margin. Okay because generally it's taken as a distribution set correct correct distributions. Don't impact profit. okay gotcha. Okay now as an escort you're paying yourself. A salary is a profit and loss expense. Okay okay gotcha okay cool. I mean eh. that answers. That question i love. We have numbers there. So concrete numbers granted as you mentioned. It's it always depends right but you know so many people are looking for like. How does this stack up. You know like are doing. Is this okay if you will. It's all the time is like is this. Okay now the other piece of this. That i think about a lot and comes up in a lot of conversations with students at cetera. Is the decision making process so before we even get to the of the decision making process. Let's say you know you mentioned like. Va before okay. I'm thinking about getting a va. What goes into that or what should go into that decision from a financial perspective. Like is this going to be good. Is this going to be you know from casual perspective. That sort of thing. That's always where i start right there. A my clients that make multiple eight figures a year or more by coaching students. That might do one hundred fifty thousand for the year. I always start big decisions on. Or how does it impact cash flow. In what i like to tell. People are good goal is have at least six weeks worth of expenses in your business so you do your kaslo forecast. You're able to say okay over the next six weeks week. One two three four. Six adamawa a mullah. My expenses for those six weeks are ten thousand dollars okay. Idle ever want my business bank accounts to drop beneath ten thousand dollars during that six week period. And i say all right well now i wanna hire va. And let's pretend via is to cost a boy. What a what is a part-time vigo for these day. Let's say the cost five hundred bucks a week. Okay i may. Maybe that's maybe that's up but then you go back to your cash flow forecast you plug in the five hundred dollars a week in say right. Did that make my balanced drop beneath ten ten ten thousand dollars at any point over the next six weeks and if it doesn't then i'm like okay. That feels like a safe investment. If it does then. I'm gonna ask some more questions. Yeah i'll far beneath visit drop. How uncertain am i about the money. That's coming in. It's really predictable. Revenue less of a factor if your revenues like i'm launching a new ad campaign have no idea what to expect. Maybe we've hold off right. But that's kind of where i started like. Let's see how it impacts our cash and make sure we feel safe there in the next thing i do is going to the profitability and say all right. How does it impact from a profitability standpoint. But i'll take a moment to can get off the numbers there. Is i think a couple of other factors that people really need to be mindful of in. It's what are they going to do. What's the return on high investment. Talk about that. Because that's where i was going to go next. Yeah perfect perfect yeah Yeah it's what's the return on my time investment because likely. Va isn't going to go out and sell for you. That's not timidly would be as you're doing so it can be hard to assign a financial return on investment. Yeah right but it's okay. Well the easy next step is well if i go to. Va does that free up my time to go somewhere and if it does okay. We'll we can look at a financial return on investment there but there's also those tangible rectors of things like it's just work. I don't wanna do right in. It frees up my mental bandwidth energy. Maybe i'm just gonna watch you know. Espn or talks. Oh tv's instead of it now in the there's there's not you know kind of intangibles that go along with it in so you know. It's much art is. It is a science on a especially on as on determining. Is this the right time for me without a doubt if the cash flow can't support it then i'm not watching. Espn the other. I that's that's my north star if the cash flows don't work then it's an easy enough for me. I love that. I let's like all right. Does it fit the cash flow. Does it make sense for the cash flow is are we still safe with that amount of money in the bank if you will and then all right what. Kind of our allies are ramey from a both financial perspectives and also emotional perspective. Like getting off my plate. It's gonna make me super happy right. Holiday present another question we get all the time is how much now you mentioned six weeks. I would think that that's minimum that you want saved if you will in the bank to be able cover expenses for the business is there. Another figure of maybe. It's sort of a long-term figure larger number that you advise businesses. How like in savings if you will for the business to make sure that you know what kobe hits or something like that and the business downturn burp period of time. What's that number for you or is there a number for you. Yes oh i always start with six a lot of experts out there so you need six months or something. But let's be honest for most of us. Six months of expenses in our business might as well be a billion dollars right. That's such a far number from where we're at. Today i liked is l. people. Hey if you're just starting out with this let's start with six weeks worth of expenses not revenues but in your business because what that tells us wreck is if we get zero dollars in the business. I can at least keep the door. Open the doors open for six. More weeks Keep at six weeks going. And if you're not there yet then the debates one hundred bucks a week extra in kind of put that into a business savings account until you get to six weeks and then once you get to six weeds. Where do you go from there. Well i think six months is a is a great kind of target. But honestly you know. Six months is overkill for most people and most people don't have the discipline to leave six months in there. So somewhere between ninety days in six months is great and i base that off of the volatility of your business if you've got really predictable revenues and you've been doing this for awhile and you know how to sell. Then maybe you don't need six months right now. I don't normally recommend for liability reasons going much over six months right. I like to. I like to get that money out of the business or working for me to make more money. It's between six weeks in six months. I think is a great spot but again if you're not at six weeks say there's no shame in that no that that's a great place for you to start working from sure. Sure i want to start to wrap up here with this question that that we've talked about recently and then come up on accelerator calls. And it's the whole. I'm spending on ads spending facebook ads. I'm doing a launch. A lot of my payments. A lot of my customers are paying the payment plan. For example. that's another story. Like is there is the pricing to high etc but facebook wants their money. You know he's books not giving you a a twelve month payment plan for example so talk about that for a second because unfortunately i think the topic and i haven't talked about it a whole lot. You know to my fault. I think is so important running facebook ads. Let's say that you richer whatever the limit is before they bill you with seven hundred fifty bucks. Let's say facebook is gonna take that money out but you haven't had that money come in from a launch perspective yet. How do we balance. That will all things go back to cash in so kaslo forecasting for these things. Elps take all the stress and the uncertainty out of exactly what we're talking about so when you're when you as a as a coach course creator when you're thinking about what you want to do from a payment plan perspective rights. You wanted to offer a three pay or six bay or twelve pain map out. Your estimates on how many percentage wise of your of your buyers are gonna do that right in in. Probably most of us they're gonna opt for the highest a you've got right because it's going to adversely impact. Their cash flows the lease share right. And so start. Mapping that out on your cash flows and then just assume that your facebook ads are real time right in. Look and see all right. I'm gonna have to be paying facebook if let's say it's Five hundred bucks a week right two thousand dollars a month. That's been if. I hit my lower end of projections for sales. And their twelve pays. Is that gonna lead me in a bind in just kind of start to do. Some simple mapping out that to see. Because the i mean the last thing we wanna do is get into a spot with a home on launch and we have no money in the bank right. Because we're waiting for those six pays in twelve bays too slowly drip back and seth why it's really important understand what what's the value of the customer. This seems really import. Was the lifetime value. But also what are they worked in this month compared to my costs and the other thing i want people remembers a lot of times. We get really excited about like a three x return on ad spin writer. A four x return on has been. But don't forget my friends. There are other cash expenses in your business and so when you're trying to forecast out what you need to return on ads bid don't forget all those other expenses make sure. Everything's kinda shaken outright on that net profit. I love this topic because took me so long to understand more of this in the business. Unfortunately but hey we can only move forward right. We can't do anything about the past so this has been so good. I've taken a bunch of notes here. I honestly as recording as can't wait to share this the people because this is information that people i unfortunately. I don't think it's talked about enough but yet it's critical and everybody listening like you guys here. Talk all about gotta know your numbers while this right here. What michael sharing with you is the baseline of the health of your of your business to wrap up michael. Is there anything that i didn't ask you. That should absolutely be mentioned here. Besides where people can connect with you get that in a second like is there anything. I didn't mention that we didn't talk about that is critical discussion. I think there's one key thing that i probably wanna leave everybody with one thought in touch a little bit on what you just said like man. I wish i had known this earlier. I see this might be the number one mistake. I see people make around. Financials i see so many entrepreneurs it all stages of business you know just getting started up to multiple eight figures. They get ashamed. If they don't know these things they get embarrassed. They get embarrassed by it in. I think more so maybe more so than with anything else in business not knowing your numbers or having numbers that you're not proud of leads to that imposter syndrome in so there's other kinds of feelings doubts and i just really wanted to encourage anybody finds themselves there. Don't be ashamed by it right. It's not it's not something to be embarrassed about but it's a great place for you. Say what an opportunity to grow is so if you're listening to this and a lot of these concepts four or it's like you know i'll never figure this stuff out. Just lean into it like this is not rockets. This isn't nuclear engineering. Right kind of thing. Like this is addition and subtraction. You guys can absolutely figure this out but you can't avoid it so just make sure there's no shame or negative feelings in look at it as an awesome growth opportunity to spend. I mean we're halfway through the year. What a great goal to say like. I'm going to kind of figure this stuff out by the end of the year so i'm knocking enrolling come january first and if i can add one more thing to that right there the numbers it's data. There's no like doesn't mean you're a failure doesn't mean you're the greatest thing ever whatever meaning that you give to it. That's where it's coming from because you're giving meaning to it the data like this just data like it's neutral to number two. What michael saying. Where can people learn more about what you've got going on in the business. You've got amazing programs. Work people connect with you. Yeah so the number. One place is on instagram in. I am blessed to have the most the longest instagram handle. I think ever so it's you'll have this in the show notes. i'm sure i dot m. dot michael dot king right. All the other ones were taken. So it's a i m michael king Or you can check out my website at solutions dot com and there will be probably the time this airs a brand new youtube channel under. Kfi solutions as well where we're going to talk about this kind of stuff every week. Afc solutions right. Kfi not kfc like the chicken kilo. Foxtrot echo e solutions. Gotcha awesome michael. There's been so good. Thank you so much for coming on here and sharing. Your wisdom guys will link everything up. 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Yankees Opening Weekend (Over)Reactions

The Bronx Pinstripes Show - Yankees MLB Podcast

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Yankees Opening Weekend (Over)Reactions

"We are breaking down all aspects of yankee baseball. This is the bronx pinstripe. Show with your host age. Rotundi and scott ryan. Let's go what's up everybody. Welcome to the bronx pinstripe. Show episode five hundred twenty nine not exactly how. We wanted opening day actually opening day in opening weekend to go talk about that before. We do that though. Scott so i was. I was at the leeann families Cousin's house for for easter outside of course covert safe and one of her cousins. He's a yankees fan. He listens to the show from time to time. He said. Sometimes i cannot tell you and your your co host apart and we've got this before like this is a common thing to say partner and the hesitated and saying partner. I think he did say partner. So that's right. that's fats. Sounds fucking weird so he he thinks we sounded like and this is coming from got who knows me. And we've got this before from from people we've met like at bp events and stuff so my name is andrew. This is the way that i sound. Ninety nine point nine percent of the time. i'm the one who starts the show unless for whatever reasons scott does it scott. Why don't you introduce yourself and they can get a sense for your voice. Sounds like i don't think you understand that. The whole point is that they think we sound alike so this does nothing because as soon as we say one person so i think it's not gonna work if they can't tell who we are still bob myself every time when i first started listening to you guys a couple years ago. I wasn't sure who is who led. You could tell there's a little bit of a difference but you still like i couldn't. I'm the one that looks at everything in a pessimistic view. That's just as you can tell by the opinions your voice. It's about tone tone and sound of a voice. Yeah we'll different on this one. Because i wanted to for mike and we also have bob on the show. Bob the intern making his second appearance on the podcast. Right now that we've got all those formalities. out of the way opening weekend opening day takeaways thoughts. What scott what was your. What's your overall feeling sitting here. Sunday after after the yankees dropped two or three from toronto. The the offense again for looking at three games and making some judgements out of the defense is exactly what i remembered it to be. Anemic at times they will hit a lot of home runs. We thought they were. We will see a lot of Of spurts of success. And we'll see a lot of long balls but we will see very infrequent fun innings and you know stringed strung hits together and it's just it's just not that type of offense it's one of boone's vases hold on a big like opening day the amount of strikeouts you see on on on that game. It's just it's painful to watch when you see the same shit for the last shift different. Yeah what's one of boone's favorite catchphrases traffic on the base paths. We had traffic on the basement. They had traffic on the base paths all all weekend all three games. They had traffic on the base paths and they couldn't cash in the literally. The biggest hit of the weekend for the yankees was that bloop. Single by lupus bruce. Yeah they had so many chances. Thursday opening day over nine with runners in scoring position ten left on base as a team. Thirteen team strikeouts saturday. Even though they won the game yeah they did go four for ten with runners in scoring position but still left twelve men on base the final. They've scored five runs. They scored nine runs in that game. Ten team strikeouts. Sunday over five nine left on base sixteen schreker in judge was a major culprit in this for the three game series especially on opening day. He leaves the bases loaded in the seventh inning. And then he leaves first and second in the ninth inning when the yankees could have walked off in some of these times you just got put back on ball that unball. Good things will happen. And they can't do it. I am not to step on. Bob segment with overreacting based on limited limited sample sizes. But with this team this particular issue is not limited sample size so i think an overreaction or this is a proper reaction to be frustrated by the runners in scoring position continual the reason why it's an appropriate reaction is because this is the way the season ended the season ended when the yankees offense became anemic again became a you know a lineup that does not come in in play on opportune times when they need to and we see time and time again and this was the biggest one of the biggest things for me in the off season and are unfortunately just weren't that many areas to improve upon some hoping it happens from within but it will also depend on lineup structure hitting getting better ball against tough right handed. Pitching is going to be a problem for this team unless they can figure some things out unless we do some shifting around a guy like clint. Clint frazier had a good weekend. Who got on base often was hustling. his ass. Off was making plays in the field. Do them in the nine spot it. I think him in the ninth when you're at the bottom now when you're at the bottom if he if he keeps hitting he's gonna he's gonna move up because i want him to get more at bats but if if if he's playing field and judges playing right field and stanton is playing d. h. Then it's fine if he's down in the in the night eight nine spot. I don't care because that's where he is when you when you look at this line. But if he continues to hit and show that he's you know one of the one of the better guys on the team who could control the back spray the ball. They don't want to see him. Get as many as possible and i hope that he can be a guy that yes. He's on the right side of the plate but the way that he is You know. I threw the numbers last time about his on base percentage and And it has low strikeouts. He's a guy that gets on. He's a guy that makes contact. He's showed it last year where he's going going the opposite way. We need someone in there to be able to to hit right handed pitching as well and balance this team and not always looking for that deep ball and i think he's that guy. He's looking for that gap the gap power. Why does based on his name. And the names in this lineup. Why does he have to bat. Ninth is thinking about night. I don't think it's first of all again three games so if we get a few weeks and he's still hitting the ball getting really good about then. He should be moving up in the lineup. If he's doing well should be moving up in the lineup. At this point. Yeah just figuring it out. There are theoretically there are good hitters up and down the lineup. So you know again. This argument could be made probably for anybody that that should be bumped up or down a couple of spots. It's just a it's a. It's an argument that we all go in circles on because you could have fifteen right answers. Yeah i mean it's not. It's not a major issue and and just like hicks batting third was not the reason the yankees lost at any point. This hicks co comes up in a few situations this weekend and he had terrible at bats an i expect him to have better at bats to hicks does not suck for as much as i bagged on hicks all offseason for him for the fact that the yankees are gonna buy them third. It's not because hicks sucks. It's because there could better utilize the lineup and the players that they have. And i think a frazier if he stays consistent you and he's a more of a contact guy you gotta move them up to when he's going to be hitting more with runners on base because the do get on base they get on base. That's their issue. It's just putting the free combat on the ball when there's guys on base it's terrible and maybe credit to the to the blue jays bullpen and the budget here credited dicky's there were opportunities better than we thought. It was like the blue jays pitching staff better than we thought. Maybe well the the pitching staff they're going to get better even better when when pearson comes back and they have a couple a couple of minor leaguers that that i think are gonna be ready to take that another step soon. So yeah i. By the end of the year i would not be surprised if they if they were much better than we expected them to but they do. Have some of these middling veteran guys that that you know. We'll be exactly who we think they are. But they're like that kept his throne gas and looking good. You blew gary sanchez today. To end the game and he had no chance really. I mean he could not catch to that ball. Didn't matter gary good weekend. Yeah he's just he's just. He's just overpowered him. Sometimes credit to the other pitcher. I understand that you're not gonna go ten for ten with hers in scoring position. But but it's it's just a glaring hole on this team and as good as this offense can be and his and as as good as the number like the spreadsheet. Spit out for this team. Because all the guys in their wrc plus and their wo- bows and all these fancy nerd stats. Which i admit. I i get into some of them sometimes. It just comes down putting the bat on the ball when this on base and they can't do it they got to figure this out. That's that's basically the way i'm looking at this. They they're looking at this season. They gotta figure out this batting lineup. Because come october you know. That's that's when they they are going to need to be able to have some confidence going in against. He's tough right. Handed pitching pitchers and and have a lineup construction. That just makes more sense instead of just throwing shit at the wall and saying oh yeah. Aaron hicks art three hitter. There's no there's no real reason. Behind that. I don't understand the actual logic had a break up the right. Yeah that's that's that's the thing so again. We have this season to figure that stuff out. And i do believe in clint frazier. I think he is. I think he's gonna have a really good year i just. He was definitely a positive from the weekend. Gary sanchez was a big positive from the weekend. Definitely he needed. Do you agree him. Getting off to a good start was perhaps the most important of anyone on the team for sure he needs to get off to a good start classified just this weekend as as a good start but yes but he need the earlier things to happen mentally mentally. You know how it can get with gary sanchez. So he needed positive things to happen home. Run on opening day home. Run in the second game. He threw a runner on opening day. He hustled an infield single out. Which i think was like the biggest shocker of the entire weekend was gary hustle. He did say are in kluber. Start but otherwise really. Good weekend from from gary. The mental game. The mental of the game doesn't just click on. Because you're you have a good weekend like this is something that you have to prepare for the off season. You have to get yourself ready. You have to work with someone you have to really get those reps in well ahead of the season so everything that we've seen in the spring and even into this weekend gary sanchez has looked good. Has has had the right approach. Everything has been very positive. So know i yes. We talked about this hot. Start as something that's needed for him. It's a very good thing. But again like i don't think if he's coming into the season with a different mental approach. He's ready to kind of attack. This season in a different way than i don't think a bad weekend or a bad week. Sh sh Two of starch should affect what he's doing if he's actually taking care of that problem or if he's actually come to address that problem you're going to be like it's not something you can just flip on and flip off. You gotta work at the mental side of things as well you got to be able to get yourself into a mindset. Get yourself into a confidence level. So that you're entering the season that when you can't let those little things bother you and that's a that's something that you can improve upon and so far again seemingly. He's he's definitely he's definitely in a good place. So i disagree with you. Because i think gary sanchez was in such a bad place at the end of last year. That even a bad weekend could derail his season. I don't think that's unrealistic to say you're right in the fact that it shouldn't like dj lament. You didn't have. He got two hits this weekend. If deal was for ten or fifteen to start the season i would not care because dj mayhew is going to keep his head down. he's going to keep grinding. and he's gonna start hitting line. Drives all over the place. Gary sanchez could if he starts over eight and he makes a throwing error and he gets booed. I think that could be it for him because of how bad it has gone for him. Recently i mean i guess but again if if you are looking at a player was put in the work on the on that side of the of his game than it should not affect it if you should not and would not different things that those are things that you can improve upon and from the things that we've seen in heard he's he's he's made that a question life. He's made a point of emphasis emphasis so if he's done that in offseason as well and leading up to it then a week then. It should be a different type of gary sanchez mentality. Wise towards the towards the sport. So what is this to to other position players. I want to touch on before we get to. The pitching giancarlo stanton sat on sunday. I saw max goodman report that it was a scheduled off day scheduled off day. After they played thursday he on thursday. He didn't play baseball on friday. He dazed on saturday and then scheduled off day on sunday. I mean what the hell's going on you gotta you gotta make sure they're ready. You know you can't. You can't work them too hard these guys. They don't get paid in eight at bats. He's oh for eight not that that should matter scheduled off day after two can't play more than one day in a row against the team opening weekend agai- at opening weekend home opening weekend first time back with the fans in the stands like you can't get your superstars in their throwing is leading us aside and you're worried it was beautiful onset on sunday was sixty degrees and sunny out there. It's like he's not gonna pull a muscle. Hopefully we'll it's because they wanted to get judge. Garber h judge a half day in there and and and you know what i'm going to eat my words. Clint frazier started. And it wasn't just against the lefty. He started against the righty and he started in right field for when they did. The whole thing with a with gardner but i mean giancarlo needing a scheduled off day. But there's nothing out that came out other than it was just a scheduled off right like if you could just do a quick. You'll go search to mixture. not boone. did say that. He's not planning to play stanton more than five like more than five days in a row. Yeah and he's gonna play the next fires in. Yeah he's going to play the next. Yeah there was an off doesn't really makes well. There's an off day on thursday so he's going to hopefully play the three against baltimore and then there's no reason he shouldn't play but even if he played today that would only be five days in a row and he had friday off. So it's not it doesn't really make sense. It doesn't make sense. And i'm not just saying this because i made him. One of my predictions needs to needs to lead the team. Homers is just the if he can't d. h. every day then what the hell is he. Good for no. It's it's strange. The the rotation doesn't need to be this this much of a thing especially when you're three games in you you can go a stretch. You can go home. We own a home opener without resting your guys. Especially if there's an off day in there to to plan for potential rain out on opening day how about. Let's get some bats. So he gets into a groove and he can be one of the most impeccable. We know that giancarlo stanton needs to get into that groove as well. The guy mechanically is just so very different when he's not on when he's on he's a monster when he's not on he looks like a totally different. He looks like a guy that doesn't even belong in the major leagues. It's a it's a very much a night and day night and day situation at the plate for him so yeah i was their plan. B giancarlo gets an off day every five days and then the on that day judge will move to d. h. garden will go into left and clint will go into right. You think it's scripted. I think it's going to change going to the right side. I think that bruce is going to get a day. And then someone else comes back. If bruce is still on the roster. It'll be something like that. There will be when about a you know there are other people talk. Gotta get some playing time so it's going to be it's going to be more. He's just a base running weapon. He comes in opening day steel. Stay those instincts are real. Those instincts are real. He is not a fast runner but his instincts are there. She definitely is one of the better baserunners. See how he gets much playing time. I guess boone did say their plan is to get them some reps at first base so are joking plan of how bad could mytalk be at first base. We might actually get you're joking. I wasn't joking. I'm saying get that man a glove and let's see what happens. It's not the why. Why are they doing this now. Like why not start this three weeks ago. Well because look wasn't hurt three weeks ago but they still needed first base. Step even with only look voight. Not really they had jay bruce and then they had a jay. Bruce would not be on this roster fluke foyt was healthy. I know but the mytalk might not be either. So there's there's a. There's a possibility were none of those guys are on the roster at this point They're looking for every every possible way to keep him on the roster so let's give him a first base club and let's see what happens. The pitching staff. I love it. I want that to happen Yes i am in the camp of give anybody with a major league contract a first base club and see what happens because i think that they could all do it. Probably unless you're the the pitching staff. So i mean They didn't win the coal start last year. We said they got to win. All the colts starts or else. That's bad news. But i was more interested to be honest in kluber. Hormones starts because. I know what kohl's going to be. He's going to be one of the best pitchers in baseball. I'm not worried about that. Corey kluber kinda. Got in trouble with his pitch count. He didn't have his command. He walked three and four innings. Fell behind a lotta hitters. He ended up giving homerun to simeon and that that ended his day and then her mom today gives up. The two home runs in the second inning. But they pulled him after three and i didn't quite understand pulling him that soon. It didn't really make sense. This today was a weird day for me. When i'm when i'm looking at the pitching staff Because after he came in obviously we saw michael king. Come in and pitch really. Well i mean he he bitch really got that that that new breaking ball that That o'neill was talking about quite often and cone. There were really talking about it on the broadcast. Quite a bit as a new pitch. Another one that gives him more of that that arsenal that that repertoire that allows him to get deeper into lineups and and a little bit further along and just gives more guesswork to the to the players and it's becoming a much more reliable pitch which is great and you looked. He looked phenomenal. Boone does these weird things and it seemingly has like. He does have a script. I think some of these starts. Herman got pulled. Michael king comes in inouye that he doesn't treat the starting pitchers the same way. He treats bullpen game or bullpen pitcher in a deficit and it was a two run deficit. Three run deficit for a while. Then they got the run back to run deficit. Michael king sell out there. Look at michael kings looking great. I test guy over here is like keep him in keeping many looking great with that sixty eight pitches like he crews. He had a four pitch inning. I think in the In the in the seventh or eighth. And that's what he can do because he can pitch to contact. Yes he looks. He looks very but in no way is boon leaving a starting pitcher in Into the way that he does right the way that he does michael king. It's like when they when they go down. He's like well. Let's we're going to ride michael kim. Yeah we're gonna ride him. If you give fits the jammies going out there. You're gonna pitch at least five innings and it's just a weird thing because there's no common thread here with the way that he treats a lot of these pitchers and if there if there's a deficit although it's a two or three run deficit you're still very much in the game especially with this lineup. They can get a bunch runs back very quickly. He's he did this year to just like an automatic punt and putting doesn't mean that you're giving up the game punting in my opinion. Okay this guy just gonna take the rest of the ball for the rest of the time right like to me that. How much do you link the hunt with. A with a relief pitcher today though was what he was seeing king do on the mound was good grace. If that's the case if that's a new thing if that's what we're doing now if we're looking at with these guys doing and saying that guy is rolling today let's keep him going. I'm not i don't care. How many types of the route through the lineup. He's been pitch count was manageable. We're going to keep him going now. We're talking about some real baseball about some attache here and you got me excited that's lansing show. That's managing at seeing with your own two eyes identifying something that's happening in a given game and staying with it or going against it depending on the situation if that is the case if that is a new thing that we're doing and that's new to this year and i'm going to throw away. The things similar trends that i saw last year him do then. Great that's outstanding. I hope that he's doing that. I hope that that's a philosophy that getting back in back in trends Across baseball because it's a good thing because we saw today a guy like michael king probably have him go in two three innings right. maybe a most. You're like you're very very happy. Case the thing with king last year was we would see him good for one or two innings and then they would try and push him then when he faced the order for the second time it was. It was a disaster. That was kings issue last year. But hold on your right in that. Boone treats a two run deficit the same as he treats a nine run deficit. Yeah and it's just a strange way to do it so strange way to operate it today. It didn't you know. King kept to run game so the yankees were in the game till the very end fine but a lot of times he will punt and he turns in the fifth inning two run deficit into a four deficit into an eight run deficit. Because he's punting yes. I totally hear if michael. Cain comes out for that for the for a fourth inning and gives up three runs. Everybody's like why would you and you got three really good innings michael king. You know no win situation getting the job. That's the job but job but that's that's the thing like it even if he wasn't pitching well. I still think that happens. And then like now. You're just gonna eat it just going to go six anyway. The we so the thing about the bullpen. This weekend was though. It was thin. Because obviously wilson is hurt. Britain is her. Chapman was serving a suspension. The first two days and the bullpen stepped up on saturday. They they got five innings out of louisa. Looted how you say looted. luke. Luke is it lewke. I think i'm close to you know how to pronounce this lucas luke. Luke cage pretty lewke. Okay o'day muted. It looks like it's leuke. Fbi who are we going to go with me. When it comes to please they got. The bullpen stepped up on set. The bullpen was great. The whole time i mean. Are you gonna blame on opening day. Nick nelson comes in. It's a runner on second situation opening the no extra inning rules. That judge can catch judge for that. And we've got maybe spoiled with. How good judge is in the outfield. yes i have. No i understand where judge is is we. We want him to get hurt. We don't want him to get hurt. We want him to go after balls. Don't want him to make diving catches yell at him. He doesn't when he doesn't like you know leg out for us seven foot You know the span of his body to catch a ball. Nick nelson came in and let up. That dumb rule had a restaurant second. So dumb rule dumb rule yara right there Does that not known. Is that it. Earned-run okay good strikes outside. You look good. The kid looks still still very high on him It's obviously weekend. So do you remember last year against the mets when the yankees lost on a walk off two run home run but it was because guys started on second so it was. It was the first batter of the inning. Hit a two run home run. Obviously that was the first time that happened in major league baseball. Yes stupid this is stupid. I'm sorry People people are calling saying. It's not stupid on twitter that that the yankees have the same opportunity in the next thing still down still still dumb actually sort because we have a male question about the extra enroll. So we'll talk about that guy get earned. Did he do something to earn his spot on. Second base no. He did not so a couple. More updates from boone luke. Voight he said boone said he expects votes to be back in may considerably sooner than june as we discussed and justin wilson is due back. This coming weekend against tampa. Which is april ninth. So good good news on both of those fronts. Couple of league items before we We get the bob segment. Which i'm excited about bob's first segment. No pressure francisco endure. He put the deadline on the mets. I wanna contract before opening day or else. I'm not talking about it. During the season. I will go to free agency. Signed a ten year. Three hundred and forty one million dollar contract. I was actually surprised at how big the contract was lindores. A great player. I like window as a player. I didn't think he was going to get three hundred. Plus oh i did. I mean he's he's the way that the contracts have been trending. He's one of the best shortstops in the in the league. Everybody understands what's happening with shortstops next year. There's going to be a lot of them on the market. I think they need to lock. The mets need to lock up. A guy and linda was right there for the taking. Obviously they made the trade for him So i think the intention the entire time was to was to sign him for this long term deal and the fact that you know cohen's gonna walk in there nickel and dime Who a guy that's going to be there. You know shorts up at the future not happening there. We're going to set him up so i'm not surprised that he got the money that he got and i'm not surprised that they got the deal done before the season because it was the it was the right thing to do for the franchise and You know everybody was expecting cohen to come in and spend money and that's doing so obviously cohen is going to be an owner. That is fine giving out massive contracts and. that's a good thing for the mets and you know what that's a good thing for the city of new york. I think it's good when the mets are not in it and bowl teams are have owners. That are trying to win and the wilpon aren't doing stupid stuff. I think it's good. Yeah definitely i look. I i was on a we. We released this episode on on on friday with the guys from nicks film school. It was a it was a fun crossover but we did a ranking of the eight teams in new york and like we did a power ranking in the way we did. It was how big the parade would be if you want a championship. That was like the the way that we did it. Because there's a number of ways that you could do it and probably come with some different Different options here but the mets. The mets are definitely one of the biggest they would have. They would have a very big parade. They would've based on the parade. I think actually the knicks would have the biggest parade. I i still think the yankees would. But i think i think it would be close for the next year. I had the next because the knicks. Because i know the the nets are now technically new york city sportscenter do her seven or eight so still most people in new york if you're a basketball fan knicks fan. It's not fifty fifty. It's not even close to fifty fifty knowing zone in a million years would get close to fifty fifty or you could say that. It's not even not even a compensation right so let's base from before and then a new. I don't even. I was saying this. I don't know who goes to that parade for the for the brooklyn nets because i do believe that some people from jersey who are Big nets i was growing up. I fell off a bit. You know there were a million reasons. Why but life got in you know over complicated and you gotta follow certain amount of teams like you can't follow them all at some point. At least i couldn't and when they move away from jersey into brooklyn it did rubbed me the wrong way the way that it went down. It rubbed me the wrong way. And i fell off. I just stopped carrying as much. Do who goes to the nets parade. Taurus who accidentally stumble their way into the parade route and a guy who walks out of like a lunch spot out of aaa with burrito being like. Oh shit. the parades today. I guess. I'll watch it before i go back to work. That's who's at that parade either way. The mets it is more fun when the mets have a good team and a good owner. I think too. Because i like it. I i personally enjoy when both teams are good. I think the The banter back and forth is fun. The you see what the white sox have been for doing for eloy. Jimenez diesel is a little over the top. The agreed you know what they do. You know what i'm talking about. Don't you tell the people with what you're talking about. So they honored jimenez they. The whole team signed his jersey. They did a pre game ceremony for him on opening day and then they dedicated their first win of the season to allow jimenez. Who has a very serious terrible injury. Tourist pectoral muscle out for the season. He's not dead. And if you did not follow baseball and you look at these pictures and you heard what they're saying you would have thought the man died. Did he do it playing baseball training for baseball. It didn't yeah from what i understand. He did it training. I don't know i did. I saw similar situation on twitter whereas like a team announced like get or keep them in your thoughts and prayers like a basketball player and the pictures like it's like black and white. Everyone's like what the hell did he die. and then he quotes between. He's like man. I was almost like replying. Rest in peace. My own like like sometimes just got to not be so serious about some small. Angie's i mean if the white sox are going to use this as like motivation. If that's even the right word like this is going to be there thing this year. Do it for you. It's like okay fine. But he's still alive lugovoi. He crushed his way out there on opening day. No one's having a frigging ceremony with flowers for for luke voi- that maybe we should do that and then just how extraordinary. We'll be back sooner than have them come back in a month and we're like yes sir. We go worked now. Zola a team. I don't want to were really political. We touch on some issues baseball announced. They're moving the all star game draft out of georgia and response to the the new voting restrictions. That were passed in georgia. This came after. Joe biden recommended. I guess is the word. I would use recommended baseball. Take action and move the game out of atlanta. And i think for the most part people are saying the commissioner made the right move here. I've we actually got an e mail in response to the news article. That was dala posted saying that. Like just getting political. I'm like all right. But i think most people are in support of this decision. Yeah i don't know it's a it is a baseball decision and It's it's interesting that because that's a big that's a big to do to move and also the all star game that's a lot of for the game. Yeah there's a lot of logistics there to To get something going in another city so it's not something that they certainly took lightly. It's something that was a that's a. That's a big impact so talk show braves fans. Well that's that's also the thing it's like games are still played in atlanta all the so. It's like okay but it's a statement that's what it is is the statement to move the draft in the all star game out of there. Okay fine cool. You wanna touch anything more on that or move on to be honest. I don't know enough about it to To to talk more about but yeah i. It's it's a big baseball. It's a big baseball move. I sometimes when they do things like this to it affects like obviously like the workers and the people around it. And i don't know sometimes i understand i understand what they're doing But there there's a there is definitely trickle down effect when something like that is done. I actually saw this was not a quote that manfred said but it was a quote. Someone talking about manfred and it kind of put it in perspective for me i. It said no matter. What manfred did he would be making a statement. And that's so much pressure when you think about it it's okay. I'm making a statement. Either way if i don't take action just say we're going to leave the game there because this is what we have. That's a statement. So he had to do something and both both things were a statement. It's just kind of like kind of put it into perspective for me. When i when i thought about it that way no matter what you do. You're making a statement. Yeah it's true because you. I mean there's no you have to make you have to go one way or the other you just. That's the only way that you can do especially when you're in a position like that so that's a big game and the moving. It was a big statement. All right let's get to bob. The interns segment has first one. Ever want you have the floor bob. Alright well i mean. It's been three games opening weekend. Wasn't really how we expected it to go. There's lots of thoughts and opinions circling lot of overreacting. So i've taken some bit overreactions. That have just been swirling in. I've sort of swung them into possibilities in predictions. That could actually come true. So i want you guys to consider some of these these possibilities and sort of say what you think about them so this segment is called overreactions. That may become true. And the first one is gary sanchez will hit forty or more home runs this season. This is more of an optimistic one. Here's why this could absolutely happen. Because even if garrison should happen well should forty home runs out of a catcher. Okay whatever of gary sanchez. gary sanchez didn't have to home. Runs this weekend. And he just had four hits and two of them were doubles. We could say well. He's locked in forty home runs here. We come so it's like. This is totally doable. Because of who. Gary sanchez can be. And that's why this start was so important. Bob i think you agree with me on this with gerry. Start could make is probably gonna make or break. His season is how he plays this month in april. I mean the the gary train. I think once it starts slowing down it can really. It almost becomes the rest. He's actually derails doesn't just that theory though could can happen at any point doesn't need hotstar he could get off to a hot start and then all of a sudden in in may he could have it three week a large low. And now you're your little theories back in back in play so but you've got to say it's easier to get back to what he was doing. Where if his batting average is one forty in its april twenty fifth. That's different than if his batting average goes from to sixty down to two twenty on may fifteenth or something like that. A bigger news. That gary sanchez cares about his batting average. That's bigger i. I don't think he gives a rat's ass batting averages. Nobody doesn't want it to be one forty seven which is what i think. He cares about a one four. I think there's there's a feeling of he's producing or he's not producing and wherever that batting average lands in the feeling of producing and not being in the in the papers of of being criticized consistently is in that place. Or if he's just got really good feeling of the balls hitting. The ball is If he's mashing the ball and the production there and there's runs batted in and there's home runs and you're seeing the hard hit The percentage going up up up. And you're not seeing some of these Just bad at bats. I think gary sanchez will be fine. What did you home runs. The results of some of these statistics matter to him as much he had ten home runs in forty. One hundred and seventy eight plate appearances last year. That's pretty good. That's like a thirty home run pace if he plays a full season. That's why i think forty for him is very very dear you think. Do you think last year. Just because he saw ten home runs he was satisfied. He was hitting one forty seven. The production wasn't there. I mean there are also spurts with those came in. You're looking at the whole season again. These got to have these happened. Forty-seven is is a bit is. I mean that's that's if you're hitting one forty-seven everything else is probably bad to. Let's let's just be clear on that. If you're one forty seven everything else is probably bad to okay hurting using an extreme sex. I number if you're batting average isn't to everything and if it is he gives he doesn't care if it's wanted you're not really a major leaguer. Okay i don't care if you like the stat or not if you're in if you're below the mendoza line that mendoza line plays today as well. Give me some some self-respecting major leaguers. Even if you don't care about your i gotta be gotta be above that still on the baseball card. What's the next one. Bob i think all at the next one is the yankees. Offense will average less than five runs per game which would be the first time since two thousand sixteen and that's not really to say. Oh that is less than five. That's more of like. Are we going to see a drop-off in the offensive production. Because this weekend looked pretty shitty because this is how the offense has struggled with furnace scoring position for three years but they still average high high amount of runs because they hit so many damn home runs. I still expect them to absolutely mall. Bad pitching they're gonna hit a ton of two running through a home runs. They're going to win. Games seven to four because they hit four home runs and their average offensive. Output's going to be fine. I'm not worried about their average offensive output did they average in two thousand nineteen. That's a game. I averaged five. Eighty two five point eight two rounds per again okay. I expect a almost almost an identical year and but really in two thousand and nineteen the only player in the lineup. That was good with runners on base was. Yeah i expect almost identical year. Let's hope it doesn't end identical. That's the thing when we're looking at these these. These numbers are in the regular season. When you're looking at the big averages it's hard to really pull out some some nuggets that will translate into how you win a championship to be honest because those though averaging the amount of runs in a regular season. Yeah you can. You can definitely skew that by mullen. The orioles pitchers nineteen times and throw some large numbers skew. The so you're getting a lot of home runs in the either way. The orioles mauled the red sox pitching all weekend so i could for them. I told you early season. There's some early season momentum. I call that. I said that that's why they're gonna lose two games. potentially hopefully. It won't be this winter. He's already backtracking prediction though backtracking. It's too. I saw you send a message somewhere of one thousand nine to know which was just a lie. But i think that when you're looking at the average numbers that doesn't it's not going to tell us what this team is necessarily. But how do you get to those numbers. How do you get to that five. Runs that to me tells. You held a lot more about what this team is doing. And how they're rolling then you know they. They hit two three run home runs. That just doesn't tell me that much. Okay well the next one is about to mingo her mom and it is after today's game. I mean he pitched four innings. Three hundred's not agree outing at all. And with the with the depth the yankees have as starting pitching. Is it possible that by the postseason. We don't even see domingo's on on the mound with debbie garcia severino coming back at some point throughout the season. Is that a possibility total big time. Because it's not even just because of he could pitch is because he could pitch himself out of a job but also then they're just gonna totally move on from him. i think. I don't think there's going to be second chances with her mom this year. Yeah yeah he short leash. I think and then also so if he's not pitching. Well we talked about this. This is not when you're when you're looking at the situation here and there's off the field issues and then you're looking at on the field dismissing a guy after he's getting opportunity to pitch well and it doesn't pitcher on your like it was dependent on whether you're whether you're producing on the field but it's this job that's what his job is his job as the pitch paid to pitch on the mound So if he's not doing that then yes because of the other things. I think that there is a shorter leash not to mention. You do have more depth. That said they're going to keep him around as long as possible most likely but they're not going to release them outright. I don't know do we know how many options domingo her mom has. If if any that would be something good to know he said. He said he pitched four innings. He pitched three innings. And this is coming off a perfect spring training. Yet on the mound. He was fantastic. This spring training. I know that three they pull him after three innings understand like i didn't get it. I didn't get why you pull him. Because michael king was going to throw six innings. It was in the book right. Okay it's weird because you you know if you look at the the argument from michael caine going six innings beyond the fact that he was pitching. Well like that okay. That's the case then. great. I love it. You do that time but if it was because the bullpen was weakened at this point and they needed to get someone in there to take more more amongst out there. Let off say out there exactly. So i don't really understand what he was doing. It's just conveniently worked out for him. That's what i think happened. I think michael king pitched his ass off and now boone looks good because of it but i'm not. I'm not sitting here saying that. That that's the full. The full reason why he was still out there. I think he was going be out there. No matter what there's a situation where her mongo's three michael king goes to and third and they have to bring in like louis sesa then. Chapman has to pitch an inning. Because he's back and he's the only guy who hasn't pitched yesterday so it's like you know what i'm saying is when it was three. Nothing and michael king is in. It didn't matter what michael. Cain did as much because he was going to pitch five to six innings. That's what i think. That's where i think was the deal like she was in full punt mode and it just so happened. That michael king pets his ass off which is a strange. Yeah so the next one is the yankees bullpen is going to be better than the yankees rotation is going to happen i it. I'm on the court of my prediction. Michael coming out of the bullpen. Throw in six at six innings of a. Maybe he's going to be army knife this year. Maybe i was wrong last year. Swissarmy was a swiss army knife performance. Today that was that was just a a good performance. Could be better. Yeah i mean yes they could be and the reason why they could be is because we still even after a weekend of baseball after three games that we still have some uncertainties in the starting rotation. That is still a thing. We are very much we saw this weekend. We saw the uncertainties. Domingo herrmann did not get any link that all give up some homegoods kluber corey kluber goes in throws but foreign and change for plus he pitched in okay so now and and as walking guys in pitch count we know when he gets into that fifth inning when he when he gets into that fifth inning. It's going to be very dicey whether he's going to be able to finish this visiting or or or get into the sixth inning. Because they're going to be very closely monitoring what he's doing so we don't know what to expect from him you know into. May i think after we get a eight starts five five six seven eight starts. We'll we'll have a better idea of what he is. I guess but the uncertainty of the pitching staff in the starting rotation is still there and we may by the end of the season. Like bob. you're asking if domingo hormones going to be there i would be surprised if we had davy garcia and there i wouldn't be surprised if had a significant amount of starts to come into. I wouldn't be surprised if someone we don't even know about has You know some starts. Michael king slots in as a spot starter. Like it could look very different. We don't know because there are so many uncertainties but the reason why that's kind of okay is because they're pitching depth and the youth in triple a. And the guys that they have. The come up are talented. They have talent ready to come up. And that's why they're in a unique position. Get totally and the last one just to blow this toll series completely out of proportion but are the blue jays going to win the division over the new york yankees. I'll go first. I was watching on a i think One of the mlb channel show mlb network shows and to two of the of the three picked the blue jays to win the division centerafter after talking with swelling the other day and getting You know our annual preview with him. I think this is the third year. I've spoken with him. I i thought they were gonna be better last year because the offense and they did make the playoffs last year. No i mean if then him. I thought they were going to be better than they were even compared to what he thought because it did seem like those kids were ready to take that they have a level of confidence that's really unmatched they really do. They feel like needed for like five six a lot of talent. Then they have a lot of talent. They have a lot to tell and then they added to really really cheap pieces. That i think are just going to be absolutely gold for this lineup. George springer when he's back in healthy. That and marcus. Simeon are absolutely perfect. Perfect additions to this lineup. You add you go and you add in review and then Who's been there. Obviously but nick pearson. Who i think is going to be one of the best pitchers in the american league east. When he's ready to go and health he's got he's a little nicked up but he's dynamic and they have some other. Have some of the kids which i forget their names. That that are are no slouches in the possibly get into this rotation. They scare me a bit. They really do because of their confidence level. So i think it's going to be a bit of a dogfight. I know that the yankees struggle with the blue jays. And i don't think that's gonna stop. That might not stop for like ten years ten plus years because these guys are going to be around for a while. So i think between the blue jays the tampa tampa raise and the yankees. There's gonna be some dogfights. And yeah i think the bluejays three of those teams could make the playoffs though. Still they could. Here's the re but no wildcards. Yeah i think what the american league everybody's going to beat each other up. It's it could be tough ice central team. I think it'll make it to if the blue jays bullpen is really improved. This might be an overreaction from the weekend but that's what we're doing that's the segment bluejays jays bullpen shuts the yankees bats down in the late innings. Bullpen is going to be locked down that yes they could. Absolutely win the yeah. That's a big deal. That is. That is an ex factor. They have open. That is that is good. Looks like they have a closer three games in looks like they have a dominant closer if he's dominant closer and they have some guy to lead up to him and there they get some consistency out of their. This team is going to be trouble. Yeah does team is only trouble because if they catch fire if they catch fire they're not gonna let go of it. They have winters on the team and they have just raw young talent with a pedigree three guys that have a pedigree of where they all know. Dante bichette two of three hall of fame pedigree and they show with a damn good player damn on steroids. Oh so you're talking about the dads pedigree. It's like what are they all get on facetime pedigree flat juniors talking to talk about your pedigree understand what pedigree is. Yeah i do. I don't think he'd do not realize how does how do these players have pedigree genetics that's wo they have is is it pedigree like respect from others know. Think of a dog like the pedigree when you go when you when you get when you're there breeding baseball players hall of fame talent in their in their blood so they've they've been in the dugout. They've been in the clubhouse they've been with these guys for the they know the system. They are so confident that yes. I know right when they catch fire. You don't have to tell me everybody who's listening to this. Those i'm right for the record. Scott ryan was right now and you're rotundi. He was wrong for those of. You can't tell us apart day. They have a mixture there. That is a bit scary. And with george springer. It fully healthy marcus. Both those guys can rake trouble. Yeah so i guess. I guess out of all of those things that you said bob like i think. The least overreaction is that the blue jays are gonna be a real threat. They can do different things with the ball to. That's the other thing. They're not home run heavy and any team. Who's not home run. Heavy later in the season becomes a worry for me. Let's get to mailbags. You've got a couple of good ones. And finally i have someone on the show who's going to read the mailbags butcher. Name's bob take it away. Who's a first. Yes so the first one is coming from the situation we saw on opening day. It was ninth-inning one out. Runners on first and third. Dj grounds out to third or drowns to third base with the infield in taupin is running on contact and is thrown at thrown out at home address. Yeah yes so andrea asked do the analytics say that one should go on contact from third with the field then android me this question and i. I didn't know off the top of my head. What the analytic say. The first thing. I thought of was how analytics does not support stealing bases. Because it's not worth the risk. You rather have the guy trying to hit a two run home run or hit the ball in the gap and score that way than have the guy potentially get thrown out at second and then have to rely on another base it so i was thinking. Oh maybe the analytics wouldn't say to run on contact. But then i thought about it more and even from an analytic standpoint the contact play makes total sense there because even if he gets thrown out at home which talk men did. Its first and second two outs with a man up at the plate. There's no difference really between first and second two outs and first and third two outs when you only need one run to win. It's basically the same situation. So i think the analytic say to go on context so i liked the play. Make the guy make a play. The third baseman made a play talk without at home. So it's based on the situation that on the base path as well Goes into them and that makes sense because obviously to to Two outs run around third. Still gotta to get a base. Wild pitches and stuff. Yeah but really. It's not that difficult bad ball in play. That's what you're looking at that point right identifying what can happen with ball in play and even then you still need a base it or you need the know the runner to To get the first so. I'm fine with might Talk man first base to i the second he stole that instinctually it was. He's not the fastest guy in the world. He's he's got good instincts. He can read pitchers well he read situations. Well and i really do like him for that again. Same thing took a you know a kind of a walking running lead and stole third not fat guy. Not the best you know. Basically around the world are not the fastest runner on the base paths but based dealer because of the instincts the third the Run around third instinctually. The only thing. I'll say that's a against him is again. He's not the fastest guy not fast first step. He's more of an instinct guy. So when you're looking at that knowing the player the contact play is a bit of a higher risk. Because i don't think he starts as fast as some guys. That's tyler wait. I think it's a much closer plane. He potentially gets in but with talk men again. Not the he's got a big of a a bit of a caboose there and he's he's you know he's hauling some weight getting down the line stolen bang bang play. I don't mind it. Because i think that you still have to make the boss to be perfect perfectly hit and And then a perfect and catch and tag has to happen. So i'm good with it either way I think it's a it's probably the smart move interest unfortunately didn't work out and plus dj lemay. Who's up right so here net. You're thinking that there's most likely there's a very good opportunity that the ball is going to be hit harder. Well the contact play. I mean i know the contact play means you run on contact but you still have to sort of anticipate contact in. It's easier to anticipate contact with hugh than anyone else in the line. Yeah it does. Help i step. There's no doubt about that of interesting. What's interesting now though about that play. Is that the catcher. Has to give the lane for the runner right. So if it's if it's even just a fraction of a second later if or if the Runners is down the line Just a little bit more then that now to play where the catcher can actually catch the ball and and then you know Not be in the way of runner. Because if tyler wade is running. He's got a faster first step. He's down there a little bit faster. If he's like. I don't know two feet. Further down the base pather a foot and a half further down the path that comes into a situation because the catcher was definitely over towards the base. It was he was. Isn't tyler wade or to pinch run for someone. I'll just talk. I'm not saying that was a decision. I'm just. I'm comparing them as as individuals and athletes the situation itself. If it was someone a little faster it might have been the bang. Bang play tyler. Had already pinch run for someone. Yeah i was calling for tyler wade there. I'm just a that in that situation. A faster guy may already got in so it makes this conversation almost because it could have been bang. Bang could have been either way so for the next question. We have it from eric heredia and he was talking about today's game. What is the benefit of today's game ending like did nice and tidy three hours. Forty five minute game game time. Yeah lots of kids will grow up remembering this day this historic day in baseball history when a baseball game ended in less than four hours. Thank god the blue jays didn't have to actually earn the win talking about opening day with extra inning rule. He's pissed about the extra inning rule and because the extra earning rule was supposed to make it so games and sooner and he's like well. You're already playing a three hour. Forty four minute game. What's the point. I mean i understand that. And then the next day the yankees played. I think like a three hour and thirty nine minute game or something like that. So fast to today was quick. No those are not facts. Those fat today was very quick though. Today was under three hours. I believe which is what i like to say. Even though the this this this goes back to the point that the major league baseball is just throwing a bunch of bullshit out there saying it's making the game faster and it's just not true. It's just not true. This was a covert just trying to eliminate the the games that go fifteen to seventeen innings or whatever thirteen fourteen and they just don't happen often enough to make it make a rule like this that changes the however many games that go into the tenth inning. It's just dumb. it's so it's it's trying to put a band aid on a problem and trying to make a a a pleaded of public like we're trying we're making a game faster because now we're ending by putting a guy on second base and giving them an opportunity to have ncaa college shootout style victory. It's stupid it really doesn't. It does not work for me. It really doesn't i agree. This is major league baseball seeing a forest fire and pissing on it thinking. That's going to put it out. Of course they do the wrong thing. I do though think sometimes especially when you get into those fourteen fifteen sixteen games which are rare they become slogs because the innings have nothing happening because guys are fried. So if maybe if you want to start this rule in the twelfth inning would you be down with it. no because it doesn't happen often enough to make a diff- when it does happen. I don't want to sit there like we had to sit through training four our game. Anyway you remember the game against the cubs. Eighteen innings against the chicago cubs like four years ago. It was a sunday night baseball game and enter the home. Run to win it. No brett gardner. That was the same weekend. It was in wrigley field. The eighties played an eighteen inning. Game on sunday night baseball we had to record a podcast. That's something that's fine. You list at your perfect storm for. Here's my the thing is though that game it got to like the thirteenth inning through the eighteenth inning and every inning was the same everyone was trying to go up there to hit a five hundred foot home. Run to win. That's every day never never yankees game ever but the extra innings became so monotonous because it was the same thing. Thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen. There was the same inning every time you tell you. Let me tell you why. Let me tell you that then. Then fix baseball then. Then i'm not saying forget because it's broken but then make them do different things. Don't go out there and try to swing for the fences every single time. Get on base manufacturer. Run do what you gotta do to scratch a run across. Why is that. Why is that the sports problem in trying to change what we're doing with the actual sport and affecting wins and losses. Because now we're manufacturing a run fabricated out of the clear blue sky. There was a runner on second base. Nick nelson in his first appearance of the the twenty twenty one season young kid gives up a double that the rightfielder probably should've caught and now we're talking about him striking out the side and the game is over. He lost it because that runner scored get get outta my face with that. Dude what do you think of the rule. I don't i don't i don't like the second day israel. I don't like that at all this. This is not a generational thing either. There's it's not. It's not a generational thing. I really don't believe that. I think this is just a just a bad guy. Dan rule it's just a bad guy. Damn rule that makes no sense that was fabricated out of nowhere. I mean if the rules not there were still playing. That game still goes into the sunday at seven pm. We're still playing well. There's another opportunities death. The other the other people are saying well. The yankees had the opportunity as well with a runner on second base yesterday. And guess what that was stupid. Also the and the game in the ninth inning when you have first and third with one out and you can't get a run in and the game then fine and the game right right correct. Come through make make make things happen. There's clint. Clint frazier was hustle. And his ass off today. The me Let me see. Let me see more of that from more people all right. Let's get to the last question. The last one is from andy guzman. Hello guys loved the show. After the first three games in the poor defense from labor at shortstop it's crazy to consider even though it's only the beginning of the season to play gio at shortstop moved a dj to third base and like labor returned to second base. Is that crazy. Is it crazy to question. Glaciers short ability abilities shorts up absolutely not he made three bad plays this weekend opening day. He had a ball in the hole on a shift that he just let go under his. There's gonna be a tough play anyway but it potentially opened up longer inning for coal. Then he slow played a ground ball late in the game and task hernandez beat it out and then today. He made a throwing her clippers. Defense is a real issue. I think it's crazy to expect geo to go to shortstop and be a fulltime shortstop. I think that's crazy. It is this point. You can't do anything about it. Delivered tourists the shortstop for this team. Unless an injury were to happen him. That said this is something that we're going to be watching a lot this year and identifying how. He's other improving or not. We're seeing the same thing seeing you know a guy that's that's as old as gleyber torres. We should not be talking about. Who's a shortstop. We should not be talking about brain issues. We should be talking about. You know these types of things that we are talking about as a shortstop. That should not be a problem and it very well may be a long term problem which which really does make you think about how the yankees are going to construct this lineup into the future and identifying where labor could shift because i still think assuming the bat Plays much better this year. Which i expect him to have a much better offensive year if he if he's still ally ability shorts out towards the end of the year they're going to have to. They're really gonna have to consider you know what what is going to look like with labor with laboratories at second or third base making a move in some way and identifying how the roster's going shake out in that way well they signed lama. Who for six years. They have gio locked up through arbitration for a couple. More years delivers the shortstop for at least the next three to four years i could see a situation where lemay who slides over and over charlotte changes positions. I could see a situation where. Joe joe is not going to shortstop at age thirty. No i don't think. But i could see him going It's tough it becomes tough. You're right it does because of what they have a locked up but the fact that lemay who gives them the ability in a little bit more flexibility at first base and third base that they have some things that they can do. But guess what people have to get used to seeing. Guess what they have to get. Used to seeing tyler wade in the games from the eighth inning on. Yeah that's could potentially an issue because you're taking glaciers bat out of the lineup. yes and that's when that's when he will be exposed as a as a an offensive liability tolerate. I'm talking about because if there is a close game. Let's say it's a two run game or one run game and you need that you could look at both ways if they tie the game you the bat but you need to. You need to have run prevention and played good defense because that could also be You know put the other team in the league or title game situation. They're going to have to manage so we'll see what happens out in that field here. It goes to laugh public building gear out of left field. Scott this one's gonna hit close to home for you. And i know you've got some thoughts on it so i just bought a house. I'm living in bergen county new jersey. I just bought a house in bergen county new jersey. yes and you grew up in bergen county. New jersey did there. There's this asinine policy rural. Whatever the hell you want to call it in this county to nothing else. Nothing is open on sunday. Okay and now well. That's not true. More restaurants are open on sunday. But you can't go to stores and buy things and you can't go can't go to stores that sell clothing or things that sell homegoods. Because i just bought a basal also potential clothing as well. It's ritz rooted back into a very very old law. It's asinine and it makes my weekends difficult. Okay because now. I got a kid to. You've got a kid. Bob doesn't have a kid yet. Hopefully and when you have a kid everything takes for goddamn ever okay. So it's like oh let's go to the tulsa went back to the freaking tile store because we haven't picked tile yet because there's a million options for tile okay. Let's go to the store. What time do you want to leave. Let's leave it eleven thirty. We got the house at about one forty five and you get to the store and you spend forty five minutes there and because you got a kid with the kids crying and the kidneys and should pants again. It's like oh we gotta leave fausto. Guess what we'd in biology tile. Oh let's go to can't go tomorrow because it's sunday and is closed. I hate this rule. So i need to put a caveat in here. I have not lived in bergen county in quite some time so i don't know if the blue laws have changed or been tweaked a little bit but the malls are all closed. The premises closed All the ratings. Close the things there but you can. You can buy You can buy alcohol after twelve o'clock right. Is that still that still. I don't i don't know about that. I just know about like stores that you just want to go to on sunday one of the two weekend days when you're not working. Oh it'd be nice to go to this store. Because i need to do some shopping. Know you care. You know that you can't so plan accordingly. Go just hold you. It's hard to plan accordingly when you only have one day and a freaking seven week old. i mean i'm not telling you that that it's It's not made for you to be to be convenient. you just need to. It's part of your life now. i will say this. You're not very far away from new york. You can go up seventeen and you can get into new york pretty quickly you can get into suffering. You can go to the outlets. You're not that far away living in ramsay so you actually do how now you told where everywhere i'm living in now. They're going to stop just three houses and ramsey. You've already said anyway. My parents have been ramsey. There's a connection. There have a lot of family. And it's very bizarre. Actually because people think this goes back to a sounding together sounding like people think were brothers cousins or somehow related not at all. I didn't know you prior two thousand twelve and and this is bizarre. How much in our past or in your past and in my life. there's overlap. Yeah no it's true there is there's a lot of the ramsay thing definitely put a put a little cherry on top of all that but i mean it's a. It's an unusually actually. Today's easter usually every single year for easter amon ramsey at my at my grandfather's house. And the you know after he passed the harder and harder for to get back there All everybody together but it's always been again. My parents went to high school there I have a lot of families still there. So it's a it's a cool but blue laws are a pain in the ass. They are definitely a big pain in the ass and sundays in bergen county. You gotta adjust. They're just different. I grew up with with that happening. So i was very used to it. And it's a huge pain in the ass. I guess i just have to adjust you do but you're not that far away from From i just don't want to drive thirty five minutes to go shopping. I wanna drive five minutes ago. Do my is that too much ask. It's an it's time you know what happens when you drive. Kids fall asleep. Are that's gonna do it for this episode opening weekend. Overreactions gotta love it. Hopefully they get back on track against baltimore before the series against tampa bob. Good job on your first segment and your first full episode. We will talk to you. We're gonna have couple episodes this week so just quickly. We mentioned this plan monday. Shows are gonna be just like this more longer. Episodes traditionally like what you've heard from. Scott i and then we're going to do more quick hitting episodes throughout the week and then friday morning we might be back at you with a with a a quick hitter before the weekend. So stay tuned for those talk about that. Real quick is with the we should give a little bit more details on with this format is and why we decided to do this. The quick hitting throughout the throughout the week are going to be topical. We're going to be looking at either things that had been written in this week or things that are happening on the field and be able to have a deeper conversation about a specific topic Some of these will be with other people that come onto the show. Andrew and i will probably alternate having a guest on a weekly again diving into a particular topic as an example. You know. I think. I talked to andy martino on tuesday. He wrote a book about the astros cheating scandal. So we're gonna get into that stuff perfect Another another example of this. Lindsey added came on the show in last year doesn't matter two dozen nineteen i think he was towards the end of that and we talked about it was actually two thousand eighteen. When rothschild was last year cheeses. We talked about the The the difference in strategies the yankees and how they were organizationally to Talking about the pitching staff rothschild here until nineteen. So we we. We went deeper into that conversation. And just really around that topic and really drilled into it. So there's there's going to be more of that stuff. It's which i think is going to be a lot of fun. Gives us an opportunity to really get a deeper on particular issues and topics that are happening within a current week. So if you guys You know along with the mailbox. You're sending in for our monday shows if you have particular topics or or things that are written doesn't need to be on bronx pinstripes can be written anywhere and you. The papers are on the yankees. Whatever anything that you want us to dive deeper on Please send those in as well. We'll we'll certainly be looking at some of the submissions from you guys so that will be part of it and then on friday we're going to be looking at a segment in the that we're going to record in the morning of of what five things going into the weekend. What we're looking for so we don't lose put a number on it. I'm not going to commit to five. Maybe three my nine. I don't know but it's going to be what we're looking for into the weekend. So again a little bit more of different coverage the the big long show on monday to drill in shows and then a friday. You know what we're what we're looking for over the weekend so we're excited about the new format. I think it's gonna be good. Give us a little bit more of a of a different coverage. And i think it's it's It's going to be good for the season so again. Love to hear any feedback. We do this because one we love it. But we also Are doing this for everybody. Listening to the shows. If you feedback or suggestions were wild. Wild open to all of that so hit us up all right and then And then bobble format it and put in the notes and we'll talk about it all right. We'll talk to you guys soon. Hey guys thanks for listening to the bronx pinstripe. Show mix you find us an itunes and subscribe to can get all new episodes directly onto your phone if you like to show love you to take a minute and give us a five star rating and review in itunes. It really helps us out and allows us to create more shows. We're on twitter at bronx stripes and the same on facebook. You can always find us. They're talking yankee baseball. Thanks again for your support. Really appreciate it and go yankees.

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Episode 3: IIoT and the data-driven factory

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14:44 min | 1 year ago

Episode 3: IIoT and the data-driven factory

"You're listening to the PODCAST DETROIT visit. Www dot I tested troy before information. I'm Tom Kelly. And this is factory remote automation. Alley's podcast on the Industry Ford auto transformation facing manufacturing today. If you like what you hear you can follow factory reboot and Soundcloud itunes or at Automation. Alley DOT com forward slash factory reboot? You can also follow us on twitter at Automation Alley. So today. I'm joined by Michael King President of data analytics an Iot for L. HP engineering L. HP is transforming the way companies. Use Data Mike. We are so excited to heavy here today and chat with you about the new world of data. Welcome he's so tell me a little bit about L. HP and the industries you serve L. Hp is an engineering services and technology. Integrator okay. We work with Primarily the automotive industry And manufacturing companies we specialize in connected solutions so embedded software telematics analytics. We also provide specialty Resources high-skilled engineering. We have our own training program that Trains years coming out of school. How to be a engineer so we are a full service is your company. We have our own hardware platform team. We have a joint venture on telematics with John. Deere so communication devices so we help companies get data from deep inside the device deep inside of engineering all the way through manufacturing customers and back and so whether they're trying to improve their business improve their products drive. Revenue Stream Ran Rican step. Yeah so so I gotTa tell you so. You just came out of a session where you did not immediately tech take over. The title was how the Industrial Iot can transform business. And I gotTa tell you people were coming up to me talking about how much they learned in how awesome that session was. So what the heck did you talk about people so fired up one of the things? I mean when you're when you've been around as long as I have Down been in the trenches And Your we've gone through the challenges. They're now facing a lot of companies looking at I. O T Always connected solutions pretty complicated It also requires organizations like engineering and manufacturing. It all SORTA come together and so we focused on in the tech. Talk is really. Here's how you do it. Here's real life experience you. I grew up in the airplane business. Yeah Building Wings For bowie hunting Seattle where we started our journey And so we took him back in the Shaw on high. Speed machine into the paint booths of the final assembly of how revenue is is trucks through the process. So I could understand. The company like Boeing a lot of money lot of brains a lot of time to get this right but these were little guys. Come on me so I get it. So what was the message? Boeing seems like they got tons of money. They can do anything they want. How does the Little Guy? 'cause they both start the same spots actually as a fifty billion dollars company when you're in the shop you don't have a lot of money and you're not worried about the whole world you've got your machine and yourself and you're right and so these things start really small. I see and the goal wasn't to design the IOT solution for the whole wing factory. It was can I tell if this critical asset is running or not Is it up. Is it down. Because it's a critical machine that feeds products to my customers to lifeline. And we all have that air right so it wasn't about money it was. I need to know if I'm going to be able to satisfy so whether you're a one hundred thousand dollar company with four walls and a machine or you're a big company you got that same from now if you're trying to run the company as a business doing that effectively utilizing your resources saving money Better utilizing your assets getting your people more productive. That's common everywhere And so you start in the shop. One person one machine used the data you have used it the teams you have and go there. So that's really the roadmap how somebody gets started whether you have ten machines little shop or maybe five machines or your big Boeing. This is how you give us exactly. And it's also a way to build the team because one of the challenges in Iot there's again is an organizational challenge. It is engineering is manufacturer. It is it to the leadership team. It's the customer and sales new business models and serve you. Don't start with the team You really struggle. And so we say well. That's a struggle in start by bringing so hot is L. HP FIT in that equation. How do you guys help that? Company transformer take that I p brings a whole ecosystem from deep inside the embedded controller. That's running the equipment all the way to the peon and the data that feeds right profit and loss statements wherever and we can close gaps. We can teach we can bring expertise. We can just bring experience of so. The shop floor guy gets the data. Needs the engineer yesterday to they need the plant manager gets it. They need the business owner against it. And everybody's like hey. This is cool. I'm able to everybody's able to manage their piece of the Pie. But it's the same data just looked at a lot of times again as you're connecting. Our manufacturing line. Yeah may be gaps in the cut connectivity. You may have a machine line and unequality station has more handwork access. So if they need to bring in the technology the sensors that the communication devices architect that model that we bring those pieces as well so so what we find is most companies have the talent and the expertise but not maybe working together not connected well or they're missing just one piece and if they can just close that because it's a small piece sitting there often room accents. Are we really trying to focus on? What's that small problem that we can help them? Clones is it. A skill is a resource. Is it just something? So what surprises you about. Iot these days and where you are In relation to the small guys the medium. Guys the large guys. What you know. You're on your the tip of the spear on this and I know the vast majority of our listeners of our manufacturers in this area and they're saying I hear that term six times a day not sure I fully get it. What what are you seeing? And what is that tip of the spear when I'm singing? Actually it's the same problem we've had forever is. How do we really see the quality of product? How are we building our product and our customers using that product or service? Okay so really the the end of the day. That's what this is all about. I designed my product based on what the customer wants Okay how can trace that into your the manufacturing? How do I prove that? I built it to where the customer one and I miss the products in the field of service. How do I monitor how it's doing? How many customers using it. And how do I make it better? How do I use the data and machine learning to anticipate problems before they could become? Yeah or trace back issues into manufacturing engineering. So it's a lot of the same problems. We've all been trying to solve before. Now we've got access to technology to capabilities that maybe didn't exist And maybe more important is the leadership of the company Sees US as imperative. This is now a competitive advantage or opportunity or a risk. I see because there's now maybe the biggest tipping point is companies are seeing that there's value in their data. Their data is an asset. That's on their boundary dam driven by return on assets. They're trying to figure out how to use that data to give run a better business. So that's a really great point. So if you go down this process of understanding the industrial internet of things in sensors and that leads to data and then you have then that leads to data analysis and then that leads to where does the data reside in the net leads to. What's the security issues related to that and that leads to what's the Ip Day? Do I share the data? Can I charge for the data? All of a sudden the manufacture goes. What do I? This is crazy. I'm down this ravenous overlord and so that's where you come in has also talk about. It can cause a lot of people talking about Iot overwhelming when you try to absorb all and also if you're a manufacturer maybe ten factories Six month factor. Do One thing and my here for twenty years right so the enormity of em we're trying to focus his let's get really small Focus on what truly dries value for the company. More of the customer so pl balance sheet asset utilization than real money stuff from a company. And what are your customers really wanting from you. So let me ask you this question. And we're going to have to go soon but this is really fascinating stuff from me so small as relative so we know what small means for a Boeing or a GM or afford or Chrysler FCA. I should say but all the way down to the little shop is small. Is it realistic to say? Look for a ten Grand Twenty Grand. You can get started. You really can make a difference even sometimes for free because most of the really the Torri is point out. A lot of times is the advancements in technology is being embedded into existing excel applications or or shop floor systems and a lot of tools are very simple right and the things that folks with accelerating and most equipment has already embedded with controllers appeals. Gotcha the Arianna data. So let's start there. Start with what you have get your experts him. The working together and so often times that I initiative is free. Just here's how to get the data off Chan into a spreadsheet into model mes right and that SORTA Lightbulb And now instead of I have to stand next to the machine running or standing Qaeda or reductions at right I can see it remotely I can communicate can put pressure on the system. Yeah I can look across my. I can see the product all of a sudden. You're now running the business based on data. Yeah Right Right Committee to the customer base line data so all of a sudden that transformation happens real Graham so again it is not I need to spend a bunch of my Aida by a bunch of native. I it is. You probably bought more than you need now and you probably have plenty of more than you'll ever need just to get going right and then by prototyping and sort of that editor approach you'll start learning. Really what do you need to go out and procure? Yeah but you'll be doing it. Based on the business value of that not some sort of all of a sudden it leads to reduce costs and cross sales everything good and then the other piece is by engaging the organization. Your it or engineering you might. You're leveraging the skill of your people you're so they are more productive we're going to productivity gain the same sort of trying to hire a thousand soldiers come in Yup now. We're leveraging the team you had there'd be more productive more data all of a sudden you get that leverage moving across the line and the acceleration starts. That's fantastic. Well I you know. I'm passionate about this subject. We could talk another twenty minutes. I don't want to turn this into a segment where people like is this ever. GonNa add AM I. Am I going to be here Listening to the PODCAST. So we're going to respect our users times but Mike how does somebody learn more about l? Hp So you can go to our website L. H. P. E. S. dot com okay You Can Lincoln with me on your linked in those things Michael King Michael King. Then I would. I would start there. I think. Go into places like automation alley where we all kind of converge and come together is another way. Well finding folks like us wonderful. Learning more about Iot folks are doing and And then go from that all right. Well thanks for joining US Mike. This was really really good. And not congratulations. Knock it out of the Park Seminar today than our technique overseers because I heard from multiple people how great it was And for those listening remember Automation Alley's Tech Takeover Takes Place Wednesdays here at our headquarters in Troy visit us at Automation Alley Dot Com to register for sessions. Like what we've just covered today The Industrial Internet of things. There's also many other interesting topics including cybersecurity robotics artificial intelligence cloud computing three D printing and take a breath. 'cause there's so many topics we cover. Virtual reality. Augmented Reality List goes on and on right again. If you like what you heard. Subscribe to factory reboot on Soundcloud I tunes or at Automation Alley DOT COM forward slash factory. See you next time everybody.

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Yankees: What Different Offseason Moves Could've Made NYY Better?

Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast

33:56 min | 3 months ago

Yankees: What Different Offseason Moves Could've Made NYY Better?

"Keep up with team. Usa with gig speed over wifi from xfinity. Can your internet do that. Restrictions apply not available in all areas requires gig internet and compatible gateway gig speed wifi sharable across all devices. Actual speeds vary internet guaranteed xfinity proud partner of team. Usa this is the yanks go yard. Podcast and thomas paranoia. Welcome to a wednesday edition of the yard. Podcast i'm adam. Wider belong side. Thomas guaranteed the yankees score their most runs of the season in a game where i actively denied tickets. What does that mean. it means a lot. Shohei ohtani brought his personal roadshow to the bronx says three homers in two games one yankee fans of add the patience for him. If we'd signed him. I have my doubts and the yankees off season plan. That would have made this team legit good not just kind of good and every day when you check the box where it gets more and more frustrating. Make sure divine us. On apple podcast. Google podcasts spotify. Wherever you get your podcast drop us. A five star review along with a mailbag question will answer that question. Right up thomas karen dante. Welcome to the pod. One one a piece in the first game of the angel series shohei ohtani take them out on wednesday night that first loss right back to garbage and that second win. You know you know they're supposed to do that. They're supposed to do it every once in awhile and now they've done it twice. They've scored double digit runs twice. This head against the tiger ended april this yesterday and this was the most right yeah. This was the most rounds of the season. Hey at least somewhat good that. They scored eight against the royals last week. And then did this this week. I don't you're not gonna fool me at this point. I'm not looking into any trends. The yankees will be back when they're fifteen games over five hundred. That's the new benchmark upset. Because i'm sick of winning a series and then thinking that everything's everything's turned around in a variety of the ship. Then they get swept by the red sox in look dead as ever and then you know need need to Claw scratch and claw wins over over the royals to to to make it look like whatever whatever it is. They're just not. they're not winning as they should. They don't have to be winning like this every night but they need to be winning like this every once in a while and lo every night every night every night. Eleven to one but the thing that bothered me most about this in. I don't want to focus on the wasp but we weren't here to talk about the loss. The loss was five three on monday. And it was your classic yankees lost that we've drawn up three eight times this year. And before the game. Aaron boone for the first time for the first time all year for the first actually for the first time. Since i can remember because did even really do this last year. He called out the team the season on the line. This play is unacceptable. We are too good to be going through these roller coasters. We are running out of time. We all we cannot keep doing this. Our division is much better than we had anticipated. If we keep falling behind and digging the hole we're going to be in very big trouble our seasons online. How do they respond another bad offense. A performance six hits three runs. There were two errors. I don't know how. Dj was in charged with another error with that. That bad throw or whatever happened at second base to defensive miscues that cost the yankees runs awful at bats with reuters scoring position once again over four. They hardly got any bazars. The only left three runners on base Michael king bad once again gives up runs in the first inning for some odd reason is pitching to shohei ohtani on three to count and giving him an eighty mile. An hour hanging curveball. The deposits into the back into the bleachers. So and the bullpen doesn't do its job. Lit de comes in. Gives ron chad. Green comes in gives up iran. Miguel was mcgilla. Newark's bad defense was last night But just all around not great to come out after your manager says that and would you would like to think that would light a fire under somebody. Because you don't typically hear that type of that that i guess those types of words are or any type of motivation or signaling of an alarm from aaron boone and they come out and they do that it was just a sad loss of is like i said the losses that we've drawn up all year. I'm happy they came back and racked up. Eleven runs but guess. What last yesterday. Magellan army to really bad plays that cost the yankees runs in left field And if not for a stupid base running error by by words eller ward like. I'm not saying the game completely different. But that's runners on first and third Wi with two outs and one swing of the bat makes it. Ten makes ten to eight and jamison once again. Not good can't get kick it through. The six gives up five earned runs strikes out for just doesn't look right in shohei otani it's two runs off them so I understand otani is seeing a beach ball right now. And he's kind of You kind of can't pitch them but that should either meet a don't pitch to him or be figure out a way to attack other guys in the lineup But also even the guys in the bottom of the ages lineup where we're getting hits and hitting home runs off a so once again not out of the woods very glad this is. These are the games that you want. The offense shields are masks. All the other deficiencies. It masks the pitching masks. The bad defense. We need more of these kind of take the pressure off because when you lose three to one or five to to everything else is magnified including the offense because the offense obviously didn't get the job done so not out of the woods yet. I like a win. I think they need to go eight and three over these next eleven before the break. In order to kind of go into the all star break with With a little bit of breathing room and to give brian cashman a little bit more of an assessment of what he's going to do at the trade deadline which is a couple of weeks after it's not impossible. They go to houston. I mean the is not easy but the orioles are in houston right now. Pummeling the astros. And i don't know what happened to the astros famous offensive teamwork but it appears to be dissolving at the feet of the baltimore. Orioles bullpen otani is hilarious. I don't like a good berry bonzi and like that. Bali hit off my cocaine and was like what like three to occur. I don't know if somebody's gotta let all pitchers no three too low in breaking ball left. Da yankee stadium. We need to do that anymore. Actually because all you have to do is like pop. It up and it's gone. Otani is better than most so he Hit it you know one twelve month. our exit velocity or whatever. He's twenty six. He's like the best hitter. I've ever seen any pitches. You know wednesday night. That'll be great I'll be in the game. I will not be there. I didn't want to go in the ninety five degree heat yesterday. I i've been a a pissy baby fan so far this year i will admit it. I'll readily admit. I have not enjoyed the experience. I was at the point on monday. Night where i was saying. You know to my fiancee. Who is like shut your mouth like if the is gonna run and like win the world series and end up like a legendary comeback story major league baseball. I'm just. I'm just going to be mad. They did this test for three months anyway. Yeah i'm not going to be like. Oh my god what a what an amazing run and even if they win the pennant lose the world series. I'm going to be like what the fuck was april. May and june you more on every day. A new form of pain. You couldn't have done this one bad month. Find three of these come on. I guess it's only two bad months. But their forty one and thirty eight good record not a good record. A major league baseball. You want to have more wins than that. James and not not good. Most of the time pretty bad. But he's a quintessential example of the kind of guy you can survive with in your fifth starter. Spot as long as your team is good. And you're winning games. A quintessential dude. Who is going to be. Maybe on the playoff roster if so we'll throw two innings in the middle of loss or blowout win and that's okay you know what it's like. Who would you rather take him or nestor. Cortez junior this point nester. Who is somehow our most interesting and best pitcher shot. He's throwing ninety three. I and the Shutting him down in the middle of that epa yesterday in the middle of the otani bad. Just being like what you're doing is insane takasu. I will not sit through this anymore. This is it's ninety eight degrees outside. It was so hot the pitcher in the opener puke like you can't be kicking the rubber over and over again and not kicking and fighting but he rules tyrone like it is. They're winning the tyrone starts at a rate where like it's higher than the coal starts. Almost if not actually hire like tyrone beat the white sox on the royals last week time it'd be the angels. I mean you can talk the nets to beat the nets you can survive with. Him is your fifth starter. Even doing what. He's currently doing. Low five era. It's it's not good. He's been mostly not good but there are certainly excuses. We're not gonna use them at this point this season. It's the end of june but tyrone should be someone who is allowed a long leash and you know what getting this number of wins from his first three months in baseball. It's not the worst thing that ever happened. He has not been good garrett. Richards is a quintessential example of this. Every time he pitches for the red sox now it's very funny. He is learning how to pitch again on the fly without sticky stuff which jd martinez by the way said. No one other red sox uses and then gary richards is like. I literally have to learn how to repair. What is pitching. I don't know how to throw any of my balls. He is very funny but when the time comes for the playoffs. Guess who's not going to be pitching for the reds. You're not gonna see any. Gary richards live with these people. The one the ta nine world series with sergio. Trae and chad go dan in the back of the rotation and it was like you know. If you're a hater you be like your your four and five starters suck and cut to the playoffs and you. They don't pitch and then you're like I yeah i was grasping at straws tiles on good but what if the team is good. It's fine you can live with that. And they're winning the jobs michael king. I don't know if you can live with as a starting pitcher right now especially because the solution is is fucking screaming from the rooftops. He is bad in the first inning. He is good innings. Two three and four. Nestor cortes open the game. Do it two innings and nestor. Three or four days of michael king or anyone else opened the game nick nelson throwing inning. Although i guess when they made him an opener he panicked and his body fried apart and he lost his and the yankees threw the ball over the infield foot. Traditionally the eggs openers. They did it lead. They copy the raise in every way they they can't copy the in this one and then michael king in his post game press conference which you i know you. Love was like yeah. I'm trying to get cute. That first time through the order a mess around say not show the guys my best. Try to set them up for the third time through the order. You don't sniff that third time through the order dude and your best outing of the year was attacking every hitter. It was that bullpen game. When you came in against the blue jays boom bang zip six one hit shutout innings or whatever attack people. It's actually fun to attack people. My jaw was on the floor when he said that because he's made it beyond four four and two thirds innings once in his six starts. I know six starts is not defining anybody your i. I'm the first guy to to give people some Some leeway and and a bigger sample size because you simply need more of that look at what twenty twenty s done twenty twenty made us think atta montesinos montesinos sucked and now he's having a good year with the red sox so you need to give guys time. But there's been zero progress on michael kings and i like michael. I like his stuff. He's certainly a nice guy. But you're telling the media that after your starting it's like dude the problem with you this entire year as a starter filling in after the after your team had had issues with the depth in the starting rotation is giving up runs in the first inning. You've given up ten runs in the first inning through your six starts that puts the yankees in a hole in the way. The offense is performing. That's not a conducive outing for for anybody not for you either. So to say that. And it's is it fully his fault. No look michael. King has been jerked around between the bullpen. the rotation he's been sent back and forth aaa so he hasn't had the most ideal of seasons but now he has the most consistent stretch on the major league roster entrenched in a job for the last however many weeks and now he's telling us he's trying to finesse the first three to five batters of the game because he wants to set them up for the second third time through the order and that's very much the issue. I don't know how the yankees coaching staff didn't say. Hey man what are you doing. I don't know how they haven't noticed the difference between the first inning and then innings three to four because he's clearly different pitcher and the fact that he's giving up runs early would mean that something. Something's happening and he admitted what's happening. He's trying to set up for the second time through the order. And he like you said not even sniffing the third time getting through to and then he gets they start to get to the top and he's out of the game so and this hasn't come against all good offense. Let's not he's given up runs in the first against the royals tigers and the twins so this is both of them all of them were two runs. I believe so this is not just him getting blistered by the red sox or shohei ohtani taking deep. This is a trend. That's happened with all different types of offenses and all different types of teams. So i could not even believe that to me that means either he needs to be out of the rotation or the coaching staff needs to more heavily monitor and guide his outings. Because he's clearly capable of doing it so himself if that's the manner and if they're giving them the autonomy to do that which which i just can't believe and like we said aaron judge. Aaron judge talking about it last night. This is a completely different team. And they strike first gary sanchez. God bless the guy man for all the shit that we've talked on him. He deserves every bit of Every bit of praise coming his way got. The yankee started last night with a with a solo shot. Oh beautiful right after edger. Heaney through seven pitches and got a dj lemay human aaron judge out so you're looking at the game being like great. It's going to be another one of those. We're gonna have to start or have you know. Fifty five pitchers five innings and. Then it's going to be a disaster note. Gary take some deep gets the tone. Starting aaron judge said after the game. We are a completely different team when we strike first and we can attack. Obviously we can't play from buying. We've done that before but you can't be doing that every night. It puts too much pressure on guys that could be part of the problem for this year by guys are crapping their pants when there are runners in scoring position. Because they're doing it. I mean you would think at this point. They may have gotten used to it because they've been doing it so often. But admittedly it's hard to deal with that pressure on top of the pressure playing with new york on top of the pressure of trying to keep your job for a number of these other guys but one note on gary. It's crazy how we've seen this shift from him because he's the only yankees player who's been disciplined for his poor play. Have have you even. Have you noticed that. No other and we can't call. Clint frazier. someone who's been disciplined. Because he's we won the starting job in march and held onto it for two weeks so he was never entrenched as the starter. Gary sanchez was at one point. Potentially the undisputed best hitting catcher in the league two time all star and he got benched nobody else. Labor tour is not gotten benched. Clint frazier is not gotten fully bench or option. Jamison is still in the rotation Who who are we go. We go through the list of of. We're gonna doors been moved up in the lineup for getting one clutch yet. So it's like gary sanchez. maybe this should be a lesson for yankees management. Say oh we kind of disciplined one guy. And he kinda got his bearings back now. He's back to being one of the best hitting catcher in the league again so maybe try that some other players. I don't know that's my big takeaway from gary aside. I i'm happy with his mentality and how he's able to kind of been able to remain strong and glad. The fan base is supportive now. Because it's been a long road for them. Yeah people got really mad at mike. Okay for saying the same thing yesterday. But you know what i mean. I don't like saying laboratories needs to be benched after he doesn't hustle out of ground ball in the middle of april stupid. Take saying maybe we give gleyber torres two or three days off and maybe even phantom de l. him l. him and call up John park it's interesting. That's we're going to take a quick break where we come back. He's off these fantasy Otani sticker keep up with team. Usa with gig speeds over wifi from xfinity. Can your internet do that. Restrictions apply not available in all areas requires gig internet and compatible gateway gig speed wifi sharable across all devices. Actual speeds vary internet guaranteed proud partner of team. Usa welcome back to the aco yard podcast. Yes shohei otani. Is the best player in baseball right. Now maybe the second best guy who's also on his own rosser is currently on the injured list Weird team very bad team. Not sure how. The pitching on a team could be so bad. I don't really know how the plan is that entering a season. They didn't expect to be as bad as he was. They certainly didn't expect dylan. Bunny vomit on the mound yankee stadium due to heat exhaustion. But they won that game anyway. So egg on our faces but otani. It was a long road to get here right. He came to the majors. Before two thousand eighteen as a hybrid pitcher batter ended up sort of battling blisters getting tommy. John eventually really struggled last year. At one ninety it took three full major league seasons and he was great when he arrived he had to eighty five with twenty bomb sixty one from ribs and one fifty one. Opiates pluses in two thousand eighteen. He wasn't quite the two ways star. We expected him to be twenty. Nineteen only down to a one thousand nine hundred. Opiates blessing awful to play last year. And again the tommy. John he's injured. He misses a lot of games. You're you're trying to figure out if you really can play both positions at the same time. Clearly they found a balanced this year. And that's great. We love it. It's good for the baseball shohei. Otani is good. The yankees were the rumor favorites designing before twenty-seven until he came right out and said actually that's the one place i will not play the yankees pivoted. Giancarlo stanton strange payment two guys. You don't really do the same thing. ones much older eventually was his mobility and can't play the outfield. If the exit sign shohei ohtani though if he does go the alternate realities. Says i am actually down to play the big city. I'll i'll run this team i myself. I'll play belong alongside aaron judge and he would have deviation he would've given judge some time off his feet probably would have played some left field instead. Clint frazier mcgilla. Do hard could be worse than them. Actually do yankee fans have the patience for that kind of thing. I don't think it's the one indictment of yankee fans. I don't think so either. No a look at what we've dealt with. He came in. He came in in two thousand seventeen right a two thousand seventeen to the twenty thousand six and then look at what we dealt with from twenty twenty one two thousand eighteen until now it's been endless injury so It would have been one of those situations where you're like. Oh man what can we get out of the sky. he's given us great spurts and now we don't have them for the long haul. We don't have them for the playoffs or whatever. It may have been fans would've gotten frustrated. Not at him. They just would have gotten frustrated at the fact that nobody could stay healthy. Maybe things would have been. I don't know things maybe wouldn't have gotten injured. It became to new york owner. Who knows yeah sure. This is what happens so we have to apply the same scenario to as if you were to have come here and it would have been a grind because otani. You didn't really know you had in until this year. I mean you knew he was a good hitter you know he was certainly capable of pitching. But you like you said you didn't know if the longevity was there to do both especially at the major league level so much different game than it is in japan so i don't think he would. He wouldn't have gotten booed fans would have been mad at him. It just would have been yet another situation where you're throwing your arms in the earners being how. How is this happening again. We just be signed a two way player. Who's the best player to ever come out of japan and now this is what we're dealing with and maybe the pressure would have affected him differently. We all know that the there's crickets in in l. a. or anaheim. They you know it's not really a big deal. there's not backpage tabloids. There's not things constantly criticizing the team or going in on these types of things. Look how many times the yankees have been questioned over. The last three years with their training staff the the media goes into the training staff like no other mom not many other media outlets do that so otani would have been dealing with the pressure of living up to a certain hype. He hasn't had that in He hasn't had that in. La so the pressure factor. Obviously obviously i've seen the last couple of years. The pressure backer in new york is very much a real thing and certain guys cannot deal with. It would have been able to handle it. I don't know we will never know because he's not here but it the factors would've been a lot different. And i i don't know of me would seeing what we're seeing right now If he were on the yankees they're definitely would have been an uncomfortable moment or two. There would racist film mushnik column. He would have summoned racism for japanese people to and done a very interesting that show. He needs an interpreter. To tell me he's out for six weeks bleak injury. you couldn't have communicated that with his own words Now i mean he definitely would have had some weird strange columns when he was sort of disappearing for so long that were like and you know how many times the big money and then some weird thing happens in the he short circuits that that you can't imagine what ever happened in any other city garrett cole with the spider tack being numerous should've just been i still think eric great pitcher pay money all day every day but you you you have this complication in the middle of the contract close to the front of the contract now. Red sox fans are chanting spider tag. He's bad at fenway. And all sorts of things you know probably never should have that you never ever could have seen coming like nobody's gonna closer to the finish line of the code deal when choosing between the angels and the eighties and be like Next year and a year and a half. Mlb might ban something that he's been using legally this entire time and same with otani just things. You never would have foreseen. I'm sure what happened in the bronx but then things that did happen in l. a. also probably would have happened in the bronx. I don't think. I think it's an indictment on yankee fans. I don't think we would have been kind to him. No i haven't enjoyed. I didn't enjoy the fact that he shied away from the spotlight yankee stadium. either. I call him a coward. He came He came to play in two thousand eighteen. I i don't know why people are acting like this. Is his first time af stadium a sentiment that i have seen echoed a lot. It's absolutely not. I was there. I watched him. I booed him he was he was bad kitsch. This is first time pitching stadium but he was there early in two thousand eighteen. There's a game or labor won it with a a rip into the right field corner and it was like two one or three two victory back. Labor had a high exit velocities and twenty and I i don't know what his deal is like. But at that time it was like we got glacier. We don't eat shit way coward otani. I think we do need shohei. Ohtani would have been nice but i. I do think you could even give gary sanchez. A tough time gary. Sanchez is making like three million dollars. All those years tiny would have been making like thirty million called the next babe. Ruth the mike francesa tweets would have been insufferable from all corners of the fan base. That were like. I like people. Gave auto vino a hard time and he could strike out babe. Ruth like otani is the next babe ruth i believe. They would have gone hard on him if they were like. He's only nineteen percent better than league. Average interesting. I get thought of some other ways to use their money. Like people mapping out. Michael brantley purchases and things like that Good for otani. But yeah i do not think we would have had the same last couple years leading up to this one. If he'd come here. And speaking of michael brantley and guys the yankees could have signed that they didn't. I just wanna take a brief moment decided through an offseason plan. That would've worked. That didn't work because they decided not to do it. It's really not hard. I this is basically a message for the people saying the should've blown this roster up. I understand the frustration. No they shouldn't have blowing roster up sucks they're going to have to make some serious rosser. Incisions this off season for sure. Gleyber torres what do you do with them. Do you trade him do you move them back to his natural position. You know you gotta sign a shortstop. And i don't think you'd be gleyber torres. Do you sell high on gio or shelhah. Someone the as probably aren't going to extend his contract is up in two years. Do you sell high on gary sanchez. All these are painful decisions but they don't involve absolutely gutting their fifty win level. That's ridiculous you're going to have to make some cells. You're going to have to sell people off. You're not gonna have to the roster. Dan woods parts if the had not bungled every fifty fifty ball. They had gotten this off season. Trust us this team would have been in a better place and two or three moves. Stand out as so glaringly obvious. Branly is something we can talk about. Some of the cows come home they were never going to spend the money on kgo branly. It would've made the team automatically way. Better he leads major league baseball in average early. The american league would have been nice to have him on board but they never would have ever done that. They clearly weren't thinking about that but it comes down to this. It's this easy instead of doing jameson. Tyrone give the same package to the padre to the pirates and add. Clint frazier coming off his career. Year in a sixty game season where he was benched for the playoffs. Anyway at clint frazier the baggage clinton row on zee miguel. Horray for joe. musk grow. Just do the muss grove instead. Bring him in. Low tuesday hundred k's in eighty five innings. Much better than davis entitled to do it. Just do it. don't do. Brett gardner still do out of you. Don't try him the fucking red sox you idiots trade him anywhere else. It's fine to trade him a middle tier reliever who. You're not sure. You can trust in october making nine million dollars. Probably not a wise investment for anyone could certainly eat that investment. But they didn't want to. That's fine movement. Especially if you're not gonna use them in october do o'day he's cheap. Don't do wilson. Don't do break gardner. Sorry do kevin pull our sign. Kevin five million dollars this year a much more interesting centerfield replacement who would probably be starting every day and aaron hicks place right now. Not a lefty. Get your lefty outfield bat by replacing frazier with college. Whoever inland sorry even if he didn't have twenty homers in june. Even if you didn't do this insane explosion at the last second. It's dot everyone but brian cashman connected and if he was really such a favorite of cashman's forever and if cashman always item for the short porch make the pay the money. And don't do pull our i. Guess if you don't like if that's if that's going to push you over the luxury tax edge which it might have by a very slight amount fine skimp on the backup outfielder but i do believe you can afford. Maybe with the backloaded deal with a year to option. Same basic thing. They did with justin wilson do the moscow trade sign schwab and you might even have room assigned taiwan walker by the way which i threw into the plan that i posited but even if you don't wanna do that even if you want to rely on michael king would still get a chance to fill in in that scenario. The scene is so much better. Wish warmer in moscow and power. It's so easy it changes everything. I would disagree. I mean i'm not going to disagree. Obviously must grove is is the better option at this point but i didn't want either of them. I didn't want to own growth. Be coming off however many injuries and musk rope was the classic. I oh this is. This is a breakout candidates. Like i don't want a breakout candidate. I want a guy who can pitch. I want a guy who could solidify shit behind garrett cole. Luckily we had that in corey kluber for about a month. Now we don't have it anymore but it was. It's it's the fancy yankees moves it so we have to. We have to be tactical and strategic with everything and we have to make not giving up too much for player a and we have to be paying the right amount for player. B kyle schwarzer is the easiest one. We talked about that for months and the reason we talked about. It was because the yankees. Don't fucking care about how good the defense is look. What they're doing now are field. Clint frazier miguel and do her. Aaron judge in brett gardner mcgilla nar is in left field. He is out there. Gala a better than mcgowan build miguel and do a third baseman. One has has taken starting away from clint frazier. Who is a natural outfielder by trade so the yankees do not care about how effective defenses. They care more about offense and the fact that they needed any all an literally any lefty bat to change. The complexion of the lineup is a write heavy lineup. In a in a ballpark where right field is the shortest of any ballpark in in all of major league baseball. So i don't know why you wouldn't go after a guy who cows what we've seen macau's for work do. Obviously twenty twenty was in other shitty season for everybody. He batted like one eight and have like a stomach. A six ninety. Opiates or some bullshit bat. Of course that's going to happen. The cubs were a toxic environment over trade rumors surrounding that team for however long. They're talking about breaking up. The core of the wreckage don't want to spend money. They're investing all this money in the in the market the marquee television network so it was not a good place to be for twenty twenty and on top of that. There were questions about the the fact that they were going to extend your anyway and they didn't think he the there. There were reports rumors. That suggested he wasn't worth it. Well guess what dude this. This guy is looking for a bounceback. What better place to bounce back than inside of a stack yankees lineup with a short porch and right-field in the fact that this went over everybody's heads or that they were putting all their eggs in clin frazier's basket when he had never played more than like sixty five games in a season is just insane to me. 'cause i look i i but no one's expecting from college but you know he's probably good for thirty. Five home runs especially in in yankee stadium. We've seen what he can do. We've seen on the cubs when we went through. How freaky was the he bizarre. I would go as far to say. He was the reason they won the world series in twenty six. And if they didn't have his bat yeah coming back after his knee injury. I don't know if they win. That world series. He was a sparkplug for them in every situation imaginable that they could have needed so that that one angers me the most because you need a lefty bat you don't care about defense in the outfield. You could still use some outfield depth and taiwan walker was was kind of an easy one to be pitching the division before the yankees had gotten a good look at him. They knew he had good stuff. The daddy really put it altogether at any point no But i mean what's what's better at that point someone who's gonna someone pike michael king who's gonna fill in who has never really been good as a starter so a number and yeah we. You're right we can talk about bradley two. I'd love to pay bradley but you knew they weren't doing that. Phnom just the fact that the the at least one or two of the obvious moves were not made and then you have cashman coming to speak to the media yesterday saying oh well you know i don't really know how to improve this roster at this point We have what we have and this is not a coaching problem. This is a player problem yet. Dude it's a players problem because the lineup is not balanced the guy the personalities that you're brought in are not suitable or or ones that are conducive to handling new york and the constant pressure. That comes with it. So yeah i mean the fault is on you. And and there's we shouldn't be having these conversations where it's like. Oh i don't know what to do. I know what to do. Bench gleyber torres option. Clint frazier and bring up way. Park in trae amburgey and just see what happens that obviously that's not an ideal situation but that's something else you could do because now you you've put yourself in this whole the trotting out the same lineup that that does one good thing one night and then has five straight. Bad nights is not the answer so there needs to be a shakeup. Somebody needs to learn a lesson like we talked about earlier in this podcast about gary sanchez. Gary sanchez was benched for the playoffs. Last year he was told in the middle of april that he was losing playing time because he was not playing up to par. and kyle. Gosh yoka was riding his tail so it didn't even take it. Didn't take on for the yankees. Did not really give him a chance. At the onset of twenty twenty one and yet we're Batting eighty six year. We are gleyber. Torres has lost all of his power and yet he got two hits last night but he didn't look comfortable in the box for one second of those he managed to get bat on ball just like he did in that little street that he had earlier in the year Back in the beginning and he just happened to be poking at balls and they were going to feel. He was hitting singles accidents. Happen people do get hits at some point. So now brian cashman because he did not make these simple moves that would have altered the roster in some capacity or capitalize on a guy like Clint frazier's of somewhat a breakout season. Because he had never played that much before now he has to do something else and he sitting there twiddling his thumbs acting as if there are no answers and there are answers. And it's there are other answers. That aren't as appealing because you decided to not go with the obvious ones a couple months ago. Sorry dude. I can't believe you didn't trickling frazier at his. I can't believe you did this. I would have rather a better defensive option. Better base runner like that's the bench guy. You need a guy who's gonna come in and later innings played lockdown defense and be and be smart on the base paths. You don't need slugger coming off the bench. Who's gonna change the entire. You don't need all of those guys coming off the bench changing the game. We love clinton fraser. He got benched in the playoffs. He got benched. These brett gardner over him like bill. Jake would've traded. Clint frazier my That's my like assessment of every move bill. Belgium have done it. Even if he didn't know baseball yes he probably would have That is it for this edition of the yard. Podcast big should find us on apple podcast. Google podcast spot. If i were ever you get your damn podcast. Job as adviser view along with a mailbag question. We'll answer that shohei. Ohtani takes the mound wednesday night. This has been very unpleasant to watch still good vehicles for winning last night. 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Yankees Own The Worst Record In The American League

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Yankees Own The Worst Record In The American League

"Hey was good. This is cold lama. Leak aka kids and station an old friend of ken. Griffey's and i'm alex aka the producer of the show and an old baseball fan. We have a new season of american prodigy on ken. Griffey junior lost legacy. Listen wherever you get your podcast brought to you by cores. Life made the chill down all aspects of geeky baseball. This is the bronx pinstripes show with your host andrew. Rotundi and scott ryan. Let's go what's up everybody. Welcome to the bronx pinstriped. Show episode five hundred thirty five. My name is andrew rotundi name officially worried about the two thousand twenty one new york yankees scott. How about you yeah. This team is complete dog. Shit the we had. We had five things to look forward on friday. Five things and one of them was to actually play decently and to show up against the tampa race. And what are they they they they. They completely shut the bed. They do nothing. I don't care what field that was on. I don't care what what what grass was their turf was. They're what fueled they were in. It doesn't matter team is bad. The manager is trying to talk people out of retiring even after they personally say they're not good enough to play. He's like wait a minute. You sure there's no wiggle room here. No this is this is. This is an embarrassment. It's an embarrassment the way that they're handling it. It's a it's an embarrassment. The aaron boone thinks. He has any control of this team. He's got no pulse right now at all and every single person every single person is lifeless. It's embarrassing really is aaron boone. Made one of the stupidest mistakes that a baseball manager can make on friday after the game when he had apparently a talk with the team. I guess he didn't check who was pitching the next day before he had that talk because it was glass now versus montgomery now by no means did glass now pitch lights out and montgomery suck. But why are you going to do a team meeting before. You're going to face the tempa ace at you. Don't have garrett. Cole pitching you do team meetings before garrett cole is about to take them out and that is when you do to team meetings end of story. Look i. i don't. I don't care about that jordan montgomery's on the mound you're at home against their Their number one guy yet the team meeting if that's gonna rally against their number one guy than there's no better time to come out against their best pitcher so i could care less about when that was. It's more of of the fact that it felt very short. Let's just talk about that. How nothing changed. nothing changed. They played sloppy. They couldn't execute thank god. Dj lemay. Who's the hegi worked. A nice walk today to get lemay you up Who came through with two outs. After it looked like or shall i was going to be stranded again A second base after a leadoff double but other than that you see giancarlo found a ball that luckily he was late on and hit a little laser beam to to right field and was able to keep it fair. It's it's just. This team is lost at the plate every single person. It's it's it's crazy. I've never seen such a team slump like this before because every single person top to bottom even who while a slump for lemay who is like a mostly a day for other guys or a good week for other guys but even him. I mean he's starting to come out a little bit but the entire team is something. It's it's a. It's it's unprecedented for this team. It's it's pretty bad michael. Kay was talking about it in the broadcast today at one point late in the game where he was just running down the lineup and he was an errand. Hicks is three for his last. Thirty nine and giancarlo stanton is to i. Last twenty-seven in aaron judge is three last. Twenty and clint frazier doesn't have an rbi in his past sixty. Something played appearances. Whatever stat. they want us. I don't know exactly how that's a great stat to measure anything but yeah everybody up and down the line of glacier toward there's nobody hitting consistently and when they do get something good to happen like an early lead giancarlo's home run. It's not like they ever pile on even if they have opportunities. They're not piling on and when they get they come back late to tie the game with the lemay hugh bloop to right field judges up with two runners on right after that with not even close with by missing by nine inches. It's like there's no there's no there's no momentum that high stay mean piling on one thing but getting a consecutive stringing hits together to get a couple of runs across rather than a solo shot in the and a you know a head after after multiple failed attempts to the runner on second so i mean they can't even they can't even string a few runs together let alone poor anything on. It's a one nothing game at that point. It doesn't matter what they're coming home. I series after are terrible road trip in florida and they're coming home to play hoops probably going to be the Their toughest opponent in the division although the division looks really tough they get swept. That's why worried about the team. I know it's fairly. They're five and ten. They've got the worst record in the american league will what was the stat about. Maybe you know this. This is the first time since nineteen eighty something that the yankees this late in the season have sole possession of the worst record in the american league it was. It was something i mean. Not that late in the season is fifteen games into the season. But that just goes to show you really. Yeah they might start to and four three and six but they're not going to be five and ten not five and ten is an impossible thing to get out of nothing season's over i'm not stupid as mid april but you get home. You look at home after you. Just lose two of three to that team and then you lose two of your you get your ass kicked by the blue jays as well. The it's not really many signs of them coming out. If if this team slump is going to end literally all of these guys have to do something different or a few of them. There's not someone. Usually you have a slump where you have like two to three guys may be slumping but the rest of the guys are carrying it. This is this is crazy. This is one of those things. That's just completely identifying the massive flaws in this team we're talking about last episode With with boon's comments about if we're not banging better be doing the little things right. They can't do any of the little things right. The fundamentals of this team are absolutely ridiculous. They're even getting them hurt. Gary sanchez with that foul ball. The first thing you teach a catcher in little league is to put him hand behind your back just shield your hair put it behind your your knee. Put up behind your leg your foot your back. Whatever you do don't spread your hand completely wide open and just drop it in your into your crotch too so it's completely exposed and maximum coverage Surface area to hit with a ball. I mean it was like here. Hit me and yes it did. Hit him whether he was gonna play or not. It doesn't matter it wasn't it but it's just a it's just a little things like that when when the fundamentals are so bad. They're they're they're being exposed on all these little things on every side of the ball all over the field everywhere. Fundamentals cost them in otherwise good garrett cole start today. He struck out ten batters. He pitched into the seventh inning. Over one hundred pitches. I know there were some nerds. Twitter second guessing bringing garrett cole out after reached one hundred pitches. If you're not gonna let garrett cole try and win a must win game for you at home. After he's already thrown one hundred pitches and retired. I believe it was nine in a row. Then then what are we talking about here the just ended no problem garrett cole coming out of double to the gal was was you know he was well out in front of that. He was reaching poke ball and he found a whole. It was closed. My eyes pray that the bat is still there and hit the ball. But here's the thing fundamentals cost Co pitches in early in the game because aaron hicks balls centerfield. Clint frazier overthrows a cutoff man. So that's two runs that scored and it was something. Like i think. Thirteen extra pitches that garrett cole had to throw in that inning because they can't feel the freaking ball we're not talking about making home. Run robbing catches aaron hicks. Don't bobble the ball and centerfield clip frazier. Hit a cutoff man. these are basic day. One thinks guys come on. It's sad to say when you see that your best talent evaluator on in the dugout retired what. I'm done manually mirror. He's looking around like what. Why am i still here. they do. I really have to come gas guys going in these guys. I'm so bad i'm retired. You won't pull me or release me on. I have to retire because there's no other way for me to send this message that i just can't play baseball anymore. The man is not in the ninth inning. How does he not pinch for door in the ninth inning. Come on you're because because all of a sudden now. I could see him trying out there striking out and we're for putting tire the crowds go wild people. Let's do it for j. j. j. j j cruise cruise proof. This guy walked into your office. And you put them in in the ninth inning. You cannot do that. You just cannot do whatever. Whatever it's i mean what do you what do you say after a weekend like that. I mean you you come out. And i knew the weekend was going to go to the shitter. As soon as i saw that they weren't just going to keep it simple. Stupid and start michael king on friday night and they had to get cute and go with nick. Nelson like say what you want about nick. Nelson say what you want about. Michael king michael king may never be a successful starter. Nick nelson might be a fantastic bullpen. But michael cain is stretched out enough to give you five plus innings goes. Well just start them. Just start him. Just be normal. Just be freaking normal for me. One time i mean. They can't even put their guys in situations to succeed. You're rolling out there. You have guys ready to start. Cain could start there are there are multiple guys that were available to start for that if you really wanted them to if you wanted to go hormone probably could have started if you wanted to. Probably don't throw davie garcia on wednesday for a full bullpen session. You had him ready for friday. A little foresight would have been nice there and instead you roll a kit out. Who's you know is he still is. He's still a rookie. Nick nelson is he or did he get enough innings. I don't remember it. Doesn't he's young. Whatever he's other a rookie or half of a player half of a year in and you're not putting him in a position where he's used to being in either let's start the game to be gimmicky starter and then have king. Is it really that big of a difference to have nick nelson in for the first. There's no different four guys of the tampa or anybody else. Anybody else include. If you're telling. Michael cain if you're telling me that you are truly believing in this opener strategy and you want to add green to start a game. I understand it chad. Green elite bullpen farm. Nick nelson michael king. All these guys lewis sesa. They're the same. They're the same. It's no need to do at the yankees. I tweeted out on friday like the yankees are too dumb to use an opener. And what i meant by that. Was there not intelligent enough to successfully deploy opener. Okay so stop trying. Just be normal guys. Just try and be normal. Try and get on a on a on a winning streak. Maybe a couple of good things will happen. And then you'll start bank again in the words aaron boone and then it doesn't matter when gleyber torres whiffs on a ball rate their second base to get a stolen base Get a guy out at second on a stolen base attempts so then montgomery doesn't have give them a two run home run immediately following it. It's just. I looked at this team this weekend. And there's not one positive thing to take. No there really isn't there really isn't about. Did you see anything positive from this weekend. That were missing. I saw nothing positive evaluation. That's he can look in the mirror. He can look in the marines You know what guys. I'm tapping out. This is not happening. I cannot contribute. Everybody in this team is trash. But i also i two and trash over tire. Good night though. Yeah good for jay bruce. The most exciting thing of the weekend was when the fans on friday night. We're just throwing the baseball on the field in their disgust. And and i understand like michael was freaking out. He was having a meltdown like this. This is a disaster. You can't have. This is a disgrace yankees fan. Do you need to be better than this. I don't. I'm not condoning throwing anything on a field of play but at the same time they were expressing how we all feel watching this dog. Crab team right now. All right look so. I was in the mountains this weekend and i was watching that game on. Really sketchy internet and i was going in and out. I did not see that okay so i went back and watch it first of all. I don't think mike okay freaked out. I think you and michael king have a translation problem words and inflections and the way that he talks you guys apparently are just not on the same page and to do. What was it like like two guys throwing to a couple like drunk ass dude from the bronx like throwing a couple couple of things. It's not like the stadium was throwing things when i heard about this. I was expecting like phil reason for days. Hawes are they are. They spend their spending like nine hundred dollars on an official ball and then throwing it on the field. That's just stupid. I didn't see the big deal like a couple jackasses through some things on the field and that was it. There is a funny thing. The was like maybe six seven years ago. The boston bruins did this. Weird promotion where they gave out like free roast beef wraps or something like that. They were getting their ass. Kicked like there were like seven hundred. Roast beef wraps thrown onto the onto the ice. It's just how did you not see that coming. But yeah i mean i thought my cookie was a little dramatic about above. Did you think was a little dramatic about it. I mean the broadcast of it. But i mean i only see a couple videos of people throwing so i was like i mean. I didn't really make much of it. But i mean i think it's just kind of it's kind of funny. It was overplayed it was overplayed. I mean the way it was on like major headlines all over the news wherever you find news it was there and so that's just a spy throwing get a couple of years ago to stanton was hit by the the the fan. Fenway guy hit then grown gardner out there monster. Throw them all the way. Back on the fly stan. I thought stanton i remember that. That was the two thousand. Eighteen standards hit a moon glass to the to the bleachers. In fenway and he gets drilled in the shoulder he handled that well he kind of just shrugged it off but yet for throwing throwing stuff on the field. There's never good shouldn't stuff on the field but that's it was overblown to relate to people throwing things on the field. Yeah so so. I mean normally we we go through different situations or or whatever it is. What else do you want to get. My question is for both of you. Guys scott you can start like what. What is one thing that you want to talk about from this weekend. That that you think we need to focus on other than the fact that just like yeah another weekend of terrible fundamentals another weekend of of no offense another weekend of the only starting pitcher really giving them anything in a real chance garrett clean montgomery pitched montgomery pitched well enough. I think at that point he was but the and then the On friday night there there. They were not put in a position to succeed. So i'm not trying to give the excuse to the players either. But but this is one of the i'd say. This is the most frustrated. I've ever been with aaron boone to be honest when i'm looking at what's happening on the field. I'm seeing any kind of response is any kind of motion. Any kind of you know adjustments or you know let's mic something up to to to shake up this this team. It's just the same shit all the time. And it's infuriating watching these guys and this is where this is when the money starts coming into play. It really does for me. I'm watching these guys. And i know how much money they're making their complete dog shit and then they came to the small things either. It's when you can't do the small things for your craft to to pick up the other teammates or if you are struggling at the bat which is where most of these guys make their money. You better damn well be able to do the other things to carry yourself and like you have show some pride on the field and do do the little things and they just. A lot of these guys cannot do that. And it's it's frustrating watching that up and down the lineup. All over the field. I'm not singling one guy out. It's multiple guys. That are the guy that. I'm not just two guys sitting here. Three guys judge. I'm fine judge. He struggled sometimes. But i think he's done nothing to show me anything other than that. He's working his ass off gio working asraf and lemay. He worked his ass off everybody else. I don't know they're they're not shown to be and boone and boone is just doing nothing he is. he's really looking like a a puppy manager. Analytics pitch boy out there doing nothing. Because i don't know what he's what are you doing. Get mad you get mad or are we breaking toothpicks. what's what's happening in the dugout. What's happening in the clubhouse where this guy is actually making a difference because nothing was felt well judge after the the two homer game against the bluejays. He looked like he was really getting locked in. Like maybe that that oblique or whatever issue he had last week was finally in the past he was getting. He didn't show up this weekend at all. And i go back to the at bat tonight. Our sunday afternoon after dj ties the game and he has first and second and it's a noncompetitive at bat. He swings at off speed stuff in the batter's box not even close non-competitive at bat with two runners on base. When get freaking base hit please maybe just make contact. And maybe they'll make an error but no he doesn't even come close to making contact. Lefty come in in there throwing throwing meatballs and these guys can't kedar. your boat. Yarborough reminds me. You know who you are reminded me of jamie moyer where it's just like soft softer softest. That's his stuff. He had the he has. The lowest average fastball velocity of the major since two thousand eighteen or something like eighty six miles an hour. They can't touch them. But that's what tampa does they start out the game with guy throw ninety seven miles an hour and they bring yarborough whose side thrown seventy six mile an hour. Four calls up there and then they go back to their bullpen in the in the eighth and ninth inning through this is what tampa does the race or strategically built to own this yankees roster. Yeah well it's it's working. It's working very well for them. And apparently they don't show up versus other teams but this but this yankees team they have. I think they're five hundred now. Right your five hundred. And they're four five and one against the yankees they have just spanked them with a paddle since the start of twenty twenty. Yeah it's bad it's really bad. And now there's a day off tomorrow and And the atlanta braves who have a lot of young talent an old friend. Charlie morton come into playing a you know pechiney against us. I think on tuesday night. So we'll see what happens. They're they're they're not doing great. I think there are six nine after today after yesterday. I dunno that range. I kicked off the show and i said i'm worried about the yankees enough and those kind of for affect because it's fifteen games. I understand but like i mean. We're all disgusted with the way they they've played this year but no one's saying over. It is season over season over for the fact that unless they change something. Because that's the reason the reason being is because this team. This is exactly what we see in the playoffs. We seize this type of team. We talked about this last week like the struggles of early in the season are actually evident. I think you brought it up last week and your similar look they. Just they dare overmatched. Have bad at bats. Some of these guys who are big power numbers in the regular season disappear. This is what's happening. Granted it's on it's magnified right now because the entire lineup doing it but geos trying like in doubles out getting hitting the going the opposite way. Lemay blueprint balls like the guys that we've identified as not the problem. It's the rest of the lineup. That is either zero or or bang as boone says and there's not much in between and that's a big problem so yeah when you're looking at how you compete for a world series because that's where we are it doesn't translate it just doesn't translate our unions. Are you a believer in back of the baseball card. You know that saying yes but again this is these are regular season stats yes. I have no doubt that they will pad their stats by the end of the regular season. And i want to yes like. We still think they're going to be in the playoffs. Like we're not ready to say the not making no. I'm not. I'm not ready means. They think they're going to be a regular season team. In show up in these guys will hit. But here's the reality of a five and ten start is it's a lot harder now to win the division. It's fine they'll be. Oh there's a lot of games division. Obviously so they they have. They'll have plenty of opportunities to get either losing them all in division. They've they've they've lost five out of six to to give a baltimore is not going to be a team. That's going to be winning the division. The raise likely are going to be a team. Winning the division potentially the blue jays or the red sox with how they've been playing but they've lost five out of six to tap and they've lost three wait they've also lost five out of six right to to toronto. They lost opening weekend. Two out of three and then they lost in in dunedin. Didn't they disrupted dunedin. No no they won the garrett cole start everything feels like we've we've been swept. It feels like we've been swept in every series that sort of feels like the the. The winds are unremarkable. At this point. I i know the winds are going to come. Because that's what happens to a team like the yankees over the course of one sixty two. They're going to win a lot of games. They're gonna hit a lot of home runs in may june july and august. I stand by my my thing. I said on the last episode. We are going to be sitting here in ale if they make it talking about these same exact problems that we're talking about right now at. That's just infuriating. As as a fan of this team to to have to do that. you're after year so scott. You're saying season over bob. What's your worry level after fifteen games. I'm i'm worried mainly because there's just no reaction to this teen. I mean we've been talking about the same problems the last two weeks and nothing has changed years two years. Yeah you're talking about when you're talking about like Are you talking about like what you see them doing on the field or is it more like the emotion or like 'cause they look lifeless in the. I'm saying i'm saying it's a little bit of both. I mean i to you guys the other the other day. There's no energy around this team. And i mean they make sloppy mistakes. We saw the other day it was. We were up. One run against the blue jays ball got by higashio. Go it's like that should just it shouldn't have. It's like at the major league level. Like yes it happens when you're trying like when you're down bad like the yankees have been the last two weeks. You need to get every chance you have to win. You'd need to take and lending a ball pass and then having it be a tie game than bovis shirt walking walking off like that's it just can't you gotta win the winnable games because half these games are over by the sixth and what's happening is is exactly what you just said. There's a missed opportunity. And the other teams right now are the opponent is taking advantage of it with With kleber waiting on that stolen base attempts where he could have Tag the runner out. What is montgomery do gives up a shot. So we're we're seeing you know Tampa taking advantage of it. We're seeing The blue jays take advantage of it. They're taking advantage of the yankees misfortunes because they're playing sloppy yet. The yankees are not being tight as tight as possible knowing that they are struggling to score runs and they can't give up anything. I mean you essentially need to play for the shot outright. Like that's the type of defense type of mentality to walk into like nothing comes across nothing and we will scratch and claw and get anything across your. We will work at bat and we will scratch and claw. And that's not the mentality i'm seeing. They're still whipping. They're going up there with homerun still playing. It's going to come back. It's going to come back. it's gonna come back. I'm not gonna make any adjustments. Because then i'll screw my swing up. It's just gonna come back. that's a bad bad mentality. So baseball is is a weird sport in the sense that it's the least physical out of all the major sports like you can just. You can win a football game on emotion because just use be bigger stronger faster than that other guy on emotion for the verb apply or a series of place hockey. Same thing even basketball baseball. You can't but if you're not going to get if you're not gonna show some life coming into a home series like we said against tampa after just a terrible road trip. I don't know when you're going to do it like this is this was the weekend show something and they showed nothing in then just from a viewer at home. It's pitiful to see like i. I knew they weren't going to do anything in late in the game on sunday. I add a tweet ready to go saying pathetic before they even started. Because i knew exactly what was going to happen. They going to go one two three. And that's what happened. 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Look there's a straightforward way to take care of your ed. It's at get roman dot com slash bronx. Twenty-one get started now to save fifteen bucks on your first month of treatment or let's get to bob segment. This is quickly becoming a very popular segment on on the show. So bob you have the floor. Yeah so i mean it's been two and a half it's been fifteen games. It's been a shit show. We're obviously getting worried if you haven't been worried already so i mean i think it's a pretty relevant question. What can this yankees team do. Turn this shitty start around. What do you guys think they need to do. If i'm the manager of the yankees i am starting by benching gleyber torres and i think because he's not helping you offensively right now so it's not like you're losing anything offensively and he has had so many horrific mental lapses in the field. That i think you need to bench him and and you kind of have to make a statement. I'm not saying he's benched for the season. But that's what. They did with gary sanchez when he looked just pitiful at the plate and he was making terrible mental mistakes behind the plate. That's what you have right now in a young player and gleb retort that you hope is a cornerstone of your franchise bench. The problem with that is that there's nobody to play the position. Tyler way it's going to be called up once jay bruce okay. We retired tyler way again. He's gonna hurt a ball. He's going to catch a ball tagore runner out. That's for sure. That's true my defensive tether wait forever has been the last man on the bench. That's where i like him. I don't like him as the starting shortstop. So it's it's five days four days. It's not it's not the rest of your life. It's gotta be more than if you're benching somebody you gotta make a statement so now you're rolling tile away at for. Yeah almost a week. I'd say like it's it's silly rescue and you got to commit to that if you're going to do it or you move gio over you know and couple of days we wait. Wait for For luke void to come back and hopefully he comes back a little earlier than than the normal. And you can shift things around. Because if that's the case then you can slide geo over too short even more and he's going to get more time over there at the way this is going. He's going to get some more time at shortstop the season if flavored isn't you know check his ass and get this thing. Turn around. my answer is is that these guys do have to change their approach. The they have to. They have to make adjustments. They have to make adjustments based on. Who is pitching based on what. They're doing the way that they're seeing the ball. Their major league baseball players. They need to get extra time in the cage working going the other way. You just have to be better and understand that right now. Your your approach. At the plate the launch angle approach is just not working. It's not working. And if you have to just sit through that and take it until it works. Then that's a major problem will happen during the playoffs. They believe their approach is best. And they're willing to wait for it because they think that's the way that this team and the problem. The problem for this. The problem with this is that it's based on a sample size and when you start getting that sample size smaller and smaller and smaller. The results don't are not the same. The rebound is not the same. The way that you're able to score runs in a small amount of time is not the same so unless you have some situational time in season where you can actually practice this and work on this and effectively execute at some level than when you get to a situation where it's necessary later in the season to not going to be there unless you have a little bit of confidence in you know that this approach you've sprinkled in a little bit more like better. Make adjustments make adjustments if yarborough is coming in. And he's throwing seventy five miles an hour and you're chasing everything make adjustments. Because that's what they did and they own you with a guy that's coming out there like a like a a freaking sunday man. Adult league baseball player. That's with the equivalent. Yarborough the equivalent of me going out there. Throwing seventy five miles per hour and these jackasses swinging missing every time it's embarrassing. Your strategy is undoubtedly the one that needs to happen. Long-term if this team is actually going to succeed in winning championship. I mean i guess. I was taking a more short term. What can they do this week to potentially turn something around. But but i i totally agree with you like the approach needs to change in. The approach has not changed for four consecutive years. When it matters most with runners in scoring position they continued to take the same approach rather than just trying make contact. And sir what are the problems with benching one player right now is. That doesn't make sense. Because everybody is sucking. So i usually been sucking. Somebody here hired the worst an entire team that doing terrible terrible and actually doesn't doesn't really work. It just makes it look like the entire team is like okay. He singling him out when. We're all straw i i. I don't think that works especially with boone. Who just hasn't he's the guy. He's not that guy so it would be out of nowhere. I know he's not but they did it with gary sanchez. Okay they did it with. We've seen this happen. I don't know if it helped the team or not. But i look at labor tour is not doing for the yankees right now. He's just costing them games with his defense and he's not doing anything offensively to help them win. It's bad it's really bad situation. They need to play better at the end of bob. Do you have something really quick. That like poom. Let's do it to turn this thing around. I like what you guys said. I like the idea of letting the some players like glitter tourists kind of reset. Because i think that's what a lot of guys can need. I think it's like when you when you're going back to back games every basically every day and you're struggling and struggling struggling sometimes you got to just sit back for a day or two if you like art screw all that bullshit. That just went down these last two weeks. Now i gotta go into this with the new mentality. A new star fresh start. Let's throw out throw through everything out. That just happened. I got to restart. And i gotta go forward with this. That that's that's one thing benching guys a different approach. Like what you're saying right now is like okay. Look we need to reset. And that's he's listening to the broadcast. Today and sterling was talking about cashew sat Two of their starters and he was basically saying they weren't there they were There were laid on the fastballs. They just weren't there needed a day needed today to get that timing back like very reasonable very very sensible approach here like they got guys back them up. He's he's confidence. Other guys sat two dudes to to help raina. Who's the geek. Murder makes a lot of sense. Yeah i know and it worked. But but that's what he's doing but that's but that's kind of cash who who makes that type of move whereas if unless it's a scheduled off day wounds are sitting you or or garrett bowles pitching and we can use the excuse of someone getting his hand smashed by a baseball because it's hanging out there framed and and You know has a target on it. We all gonna catch caracol today at this point. We're so desperate for win two. It's like he's not gonna easing gonna bench these guys if his he thinks. It's going to hurt the team. He's got no pulse. That's the problem. He doesn't know what's going to hurt the team. Or or what will help the team at this point okay. I was Premature for the mags before police. Let's get the bags. This is a getting very angry. Angry the first one is from well from new york he said. I'd like to pick up the discussion. You had on monday around why the yankees seem to have difficulties with fielding the ball. When planning the raise down at tropicana field and the discussion andrew observe that in addition to the slightly dimmed overhead lighting at the field. The synthetic turf is dole flat sky. You dismiss this saying what. What would the playing surface have to do with the quality of lead at the ballpark. I think the answer is a lot. I've always been interested in painting and photography and it's it's a fact that how are any object appears in the i is influenced by two types of light direct light sources and reflected light sources if the direct light source is strong enough. An object will begin to assume the characteristics of the surface of which that light is being reflected every painter and photographer noses which is why in any studio in any studio. You'll always find reflective screens. Which are used brian and sharpen the scene. What does it has to do with baseball. Well real grass does have reflect a reflective sheen to it but if the turf at trump has a flat muted quality to it then that could easily impact the sharpness and clarity of sharply head ball and if the yankees fielders. Don't play there very often. Only imagine why this would affect their lives more. Why would this would make their lives more difficult. So in this case. I think andrew was right. I enjoy the show even though my mets fan. Thank you. Shut out to your boys kevin harrison congratulations. You have the The approval of a mets fan. Congratulations and i appreciate the continuation of the conversation. And i'm sorry will shuttle over you in one second. Okay so i looked it up and i understand what you're saying first of all the. Let's let's get something very very clear here. When andrew was talking about that he was talking about watching it on television and then he then he went into the you know the convenient way of saying yeah. This is exactly what i was talking about the reflective sheen. Okay first of all. Because i did. And that's what. I said. I looked up the turf it At the trump it's called shau sports turf and specifically they have a A a model you know of this turf called the true hop the raise. I'm going to read this from their website. The raise chose true hop triple crown synthetic turf system from shaw sports turf. to upgrade. they're playing surface. This was two thousand seventeen to meet the race. Performance requirements shot turf tuned to surface dialed into the race specific specifications of playability. The new field excels in performance characteristics. Like ball roll or ball rebound and is known for mirroring the aesthetics of natural grass to create a visually stunning field. So what this is saying. Is that they modeled the exact aesthetic of natural grass that scott sheen to it. It's not doll of see. Most turf doesn't have a dull muted quality. It's usually plastic in there in person. You even said it. No no i was talking about the turf. I was talking about the lighting in this place. In general i'm reading to you may meet the no. It demeaned the aesthetic of natural grass. Either way the place is a shit show so anything whether it's you could have natural grass in their different of science for a second put natural grass in that dump and that play and it will look weird because it's a hockey arena. This is this is the major problem. Here it's a hockey arena. Where they're playing baseball. I don't care if you have blue turf green turf natural grass turf that they had from back in the day or this new show. Sports surfaced mirroring the aesthetic. I understand this the qualities all the things that he was talking about for for for picking up a ball and all at the end of the day. The place is a dump. It's a minor league hockey arena and it doesn't matter but for my side it's the same aesthetic so there you go paul o'neil also said on the broadcast had it's always harder up the spin of the baseball. You question paul and you'll play baseball in the trap before or after two thousand seventeen just answered the question. I know obviously before two thousand seventeen but we were talking about the lighting in the place. Okay and then and then somehow got into a grass slash turf conversation. The waiting in the places bad whether you have grass or you have turf. It's a bad it's a. It's a dimly lit minor league hockey arena. It's very difficult to get any type of Similar lighting to any other any other stadium or arena. it's not even an arena or a or dome in baseball. Because they're just they're made for that this. This is not made for that. There's a there's a goddamn aquarium in centerfield there's a goddamn aquarium in centerfield that's no that's still fabrication than you though. They are so much better. It's not funny. It makes me so mad that well. Thanks for back in me will i. So the next one is from zack. who's from scranton. he said. Have you noticed that if blake comes out to the mound to visit a pitcher or you even if gary goes for a meeting or door always runs in and his involved. I kind of like it. And i think it shows leadership. What do you guys think. This is where we are. Rookie or doors the yankees. He's he's been here for like six game three days he's figuring out what the hell they're talking about because he doesn't know the science that's why he's yeah. He's probably trying to do the science. If there's a new thing smell exactly what. He's doing exactly why he's there on next. One is jason alexander. Not george. Nice else waiting and waiting. It's okay you should have done it. Why would you know why. Don't you answering machine on the voicemails. The should voice smell. Okay so he said hey guys. We need to talk about the lack of fundamentals and sloppy play. That has been an issue with the yankees for a few years. Now i e based running fiascos imported defense. Poor basic fundamentals. Not improving should be reflection on the coaching staff. But the modern manager is supposed to be a buddy and an effective communicator. That all of all the analytics and the front offices are spinning out. So i'd like for you guys to address these bad fundamentals but more importantly like so many fans. I fear that right now. Baseball is going through this weird era of over lions on a managers just being the these inexperienced communicators at some point across the mlb. This whole era will be exposed like the wizard behind the curtain of in the wizard of the oz. Wizard of oz. L look back on this yankees court as wasted. Thanks and go yang's before before we move on like. I feel your pain because i used to have to read the mail bag questions and i always fumbled. The words for some reason to my theory just went on on my computer so it just went on again off the still made it. I get it made reading hearing in my ear. Sorry i could not pick up what you just said. The wizard of the wizard of oz saw george costanza. There's too many references. Uh way way way older time as not. But but i mean basically. We touched on everything that that not george said there. It was more just like he's frustrated with all the stuff. We're frustrated with this stuff. And and yeah. I think the rate now boone might not be the best manager for getting guys out of playing like crap. I got to tell you the one thing that hit home so badly on this on this Mailbag is the is the fact that we're we're wasting an era of of a good talented team. I mean there's multiple things that that we could say and why this era today has been has been wasted. There's been it's been weird. It's been They've their injuries. Have been bad. We had a frigging cheating scandal. We had there's just so many things and now you're looking at your. There's a two year window essentially for for us to either for them to get to the promised. Land or not get the promise land otherwise this roster is going to look very different that said when you look to see i was reflecting on this as i was driving home today about joe girardi and i was missing. Joe girardi today. I was because when i'm looking at that. Two thousand seventeen team and two thousand sixteen even looking at how much fun those teams were. How much fun that it was to watch. These young guys play out of their minds because they were what we call. We call them the the dumb yankees. This was the opposite of Of what you're talking about the starter. They didn't know any better but to mash the ball and to do well. They didn't know that they were supposed to wait three. To four years to succeed they they had success out of the gate they were they were playing young and dumb and that was working really well because their talents were taking over and they were having fun and what has happened since joe girardi who was an a an out or a couple of hours away from the world series in a against a team that was was literally cheating and then also with a team of just unexperienced young dudes. We went to aaron. Boone has zero experience. Who has no idea how to turn this team around. Who has no idea what to say to team to make them. You know to to hit the right. The right pulse and to get them going on a on a day where they're at home against their division opponent their biggest rival to date the past two to three years so i was missing joe girardi today because joe girardi a little fire under their ass joe girardi would double down on the on the fundamentals. He went out there with a goddamn fungal bat and drilling these guys and making sure that glacier torres is getting the proper tagging technique at second base he legitimately would have would have done that. And aaron boone's not touching that not touching that and it's a god damn shame so it's just it was yeah i was It was a it was a sad ride home. When i'm listening to the end of that game and just how it ends and knowing that boone's just not saying anything. I said this last episode on the friday five geordies teams didn't come out looking like sloppy funded like playing sloppy fundamentals out of spring training. They were ready to go. I understand perhaps he. He wasn't the best he wasn't. The best manager made tons of mistakes but he did a lot of the other things. Well that arab boone's not equipped to do and maybe the right decision was not. We need a new manager who who's an effective communicator to these young guys. Maybe it was. We need to bring someone else to add to the room with. Joe girardi that can more effectively communicate. Aaron braves betty coach. Let him learn for a little while. God forbid they did mattioli forever until they until they wouldn't give him a job ostracized. What the last one bub. It's the last one is from geoffrey de bartley. He said guys first time writer. Love the show. Why not daily busters getting old. I think we. I think we're all open to the game. Evolving with time provided the changes have meaningful impacts that make the product more competitive entertaining and providing lasting memories. However i feel the rise of the nerve power could be reaching a point where historic moments games triumphs and failures could also could be lost upon us for example we know the nerds are here. We know the nerds are against based stealing if the nerds. Were in control in. Two thousand. Four with david roberts attempt to steal second the cs would aaron boone lead off the bottom of the tenth the two thousand and three s. What would be the nerds. We sang about kirk gibson in the nineteen eighty eight world series. I look at what could have been with blake's known last year's championship and how nerds pulled pulled him. Emotion near superhuman acts. Are part of the game. Am i wrong. To think nerds could be diminishing the product we love and the moments. We cherish. What yankee moments would would have happened if nerds had their way. I dug a hard for this question. Because i thought it was a great question. I was like going back ivan. Ivan employed frank Our resident nerd to think back to the nineties and two thousands. Like find me a moment that if the nerds were running things would have been differently and we couldn't really come up with a specific play. The closest thing that i thought of was the nineteen ninety six world series. Mark wohlers versus jim leyritz. The maybe the biggest home run of the yankees ninety s run that got them back in the series and they ended up winning it. And i'm like would they would the nerve let jim leyritz handed hitter face mark. Wohlers a guy who throw ninety eight miles. An hour with a devastating slider sought the best matchup. However they didn't have any other options to pinch hit for him because he hit already pinch come in to catch. After joe girardi started. I was just trying to think of things like that and other things. I thought like what would nerds. How would like nerds. Look at a guy like tony gwynn. Who is like a perennial three sixty hitter. But he was just like really a singles and doubles hitter. He didn't hit many home runs at all they'd be like wow he doesn't have the wrc plus of these guys and it's like well tony gwynn's like one of the best like pure hitters. I've ever seen but they would probably shit all over him. Yeah because he doesn't have the the production the power and the the run scoring production yet. What's going to be what would change. And what wouldn't or what other good moments are created because of the decisions that are made. Because you could look at the dodgers side of things and it could be. That's the one of the best things that happened to them. So you could look you mentioned He mentioned two thousand four. With with dave roberts stealing a bag. I think i'd be okay with that you know. So there's there's a there's a few things you look at it. You could always you could probably find. The grass is greener. That said it's different. It's just it's just very different and to the To the point of diminishing product. The i do believe that because of everything. We've been talking about today. I think a lot of these statistics and a lot of the ways that debt Baseball is evaluated. Today is it actually does take away a lot of the fundamentals and the and what's happening in game. What are the important things because of the big sample size and when you start looking at just a big sample size you start losing. What's happening and you get a sense for what's in game. And what moves the needle in game. What can get a guy out of a slump. What could team out of a slump stealing a base with two outs and a single in the eighth inning to tie game like very much rally team. Fire that team up and you never know what can happen for something like that. That's not a not a situation that would happen right now. So there are the lack of small things in the fundamentals to me are the reason. Why and that's because of what they're looking for. They're looking for production in large sample sizes. I do think it's helped pitching though. I think the pitching has been able to get more specific So i think overall pitching has gotten better but at the same time he'd pulling the pictures out of the game earlier so diminishing because they believe believe maximize velocity and effort for a shorter period of time to get the best results almost the complete opposite of what they look for the offense. The offense is over a large sample size. And and yes while the pitching maybe have a sample size attached to it. It's it's so micro in the moment that that it's it's very much a mind shift in how they think the offense. I mean the the game largely today from a front office standpoint is managed in spreadsheets and algorithms and all these programs and the fundamentals and stuff. Those don't show up in the in the line items on the spreadsheet they show up in the game and they cost teams games or they win team games and right now they're costing the yankees games in. That's why it's just if was the word it's it's just the were hitting home runs right now. She's not fun to watch. And were twelve. Three probably wouldn't be talking about this. No no but but but even if so boone's echo back to boone's comment when you're bang bang you have to fundamentals right. This team hasn't done the fundamentals for for years and they have been banging and it still costs than gives. You can lose games fundamentally even when you're banging because everybody else's banging banging everybody's banging they're all hitting home runs joey win. You'll be banging. It's not unique. Yup all right. Well i have a feeling that. The voice mails on this episode. Are going to be awesome. Cannot wait to hear those. If you guys want to leave a voicemail. They're back for the twenty twenty one season and we may have brought them back at the ideal time. Scott six four six four eight zero zero three four to put that number down your phone and call it anytime. You feel the need to vent or if you want to call it until like why you disagree with us or agree with us on the podcast. That's also great. If you can educate bob on the wizard of oz and who george costanza is anything. We will take anything and everything. Scott any final words. Hopefully they use this day off to To do exactly what bob was talking about. Take a step back understand. Things are going and change. That approach mentality needs to shift the bottom line the mentality. It starts with their with everything between the years. If they don't get that straight they're they're they're going even longer scared. Because i just flip a switch and having nine guys start to hit. Home runs doesn't happen. It just doesn't happen so something's gotta give your we will talk to you later in the week. Let's roll these voicemails. George it at home. I was where i believe it. Not serious problems with the chemistry of this team. I really think we need quite back. I think pinson p it's not even funny right now. you know. That was really worried. That aaron hicks was gonna ruin this eighth inning. But leave it to gary sanchez. Fungal the whole in thanked me again. I got more complain about currently in blown out by the race on friday night. It's pretty much your typical yankees game lately or getting shutout. There's no offense for making errors. All over the place. We went with nick nelson the open and thousand terrible idea. It's just pretty much a perfect storm of yankee shitty nets right now and here. We are just blown out by the raed once again. This team is disgusting. Disgrace and brian. Cashman the analytics department and aaron boone. They have destroyed this generation of yankees which should be a competitive world series favorite every year. It's disturbing done watching this going deinking for the first time on sunday for them in a long time cold versus the raise. And i'm not excited for some in a bunch of years and i came wanted to wipe his cashman. It's still jam and it's bullshit long launch angle. Stupid bullshit rocks. Construction is still happening on. This team is the third time saying it out loud. Happy fire cash. Read gone through four or five pm. That have won four world theory. The yankees have stuck in the same bullshit single year and you have some putts sitting over there. We absolutely nothing single off season. He doubles down in preaching thing. Yes i'm trying to buy those yankees. They send it out when it got some pictures and stuff the kids just so awful on one every got that cold the rest of them is garbage garbage and chapman is pretty good too but the rest of them they need to go crap man and the damn batters and i'll get home base and can't get on and that's really sick and that's how other t beat out. They get on base. They get to three people. I'm a. I'm from florida. But i love myself the yankees since i was a kid. And my mom seventy years old. So i appreciate. Y'all need kitchen. Should i just want to come on here and day. That shadow brian cashman very three years. Sphere of a lineup of all. Righty absolutely no left. Handed threats You have a twitch hitter. Who can't hit from the left. Hand side Congrats brian cashman. Because this is probably the worst fucking team i've ever seen. I guess the teams have managed to get people thought it would be and treating this five and ten star not so much shows its own season but as a raw continuation of last year where they had that the five and fifteen star and a lot of it is the same this lineup. Right now in non-producing all the defensive bags within a long time to sing along because the last years of one of the worst teams baseball. Statistically fifty staff is really blew it surprising neither the team that such a bright teach from two thousand seven and just walk forward and actually even grass such an inconceivable way. This team is brutal. Every single story i get up early. Go down a couple of runs. It's over the tail. Old up the breakout hop out round of race but on on scoring position if the other than coal the pitching up and down these guys have no heart not desire note drive picks is trash gone to be gone this point. It's strange dot did anyone showing emotion and also i'm calling for a full rebuild chandler team start playing better. They'll probably make the playoffs. If you don't have a championship caliber team. You might as well rebuild. And i wouldn't mind seeing everyone. Go of gardner finishes careers yankee. This is me every single game day. Now what we've raw tuna wrote can't lose again right all right no loss to get you know what killed four times in a row right there. He goes again finally finally respite. The only days that we don't use. Hey guys thanks. For listening to the bronx pinstriped. Show make sure you find us an itunes and subscribe. 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Early-Stage Agency Challenges: Goals, Pricing, Processes, Tools

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Early-Stage Agency Challenges: Goals, Pricing, Processes, Tools

"Hi i'm garrett sussman and welcome to the agency ahead podcast brought to you by project. Join me as i talked to a variety of digital marketing experts where we discussed the world of seo reputation management social media customer experience data analytics and so much more learn actual strategies where you can take your clients digital martine performance to the next level. Okay let's get ahead. welcome everybody. My name is jarrett sussman. I am the head of content at project and furthest. Women aren't really excited. This early stage agency challenges. Preparation anticipation acceleration. We are in a crazy era and a lot of people are actually starting agencies. They might be in their first year. A lot of unique challenges no matter where you are in the life of your agency. But i've got three expert agents the owners who are joining me today to talk about some of the challenges some of the milestones. You should be thinking about some insights on how you can succeed in the agency world. And i'm really excited to find out what they've got so first off. We are joined by selena video. Who is the president of digital strategy of the digital strategy agency off or thrace media and park coach at the agency. Builder with nick eubanks. She has put together a wealth resources for agency owners to scale. She has ten plus years in the agency. Space with a million cups of coffee consumed. Thank you so much for joining us today. Selena they having me absolutely so next up. We have a defazio who you know someone who lives for connecting people making the connection between the consumers and brands. That's what akbulut does. She's the present advertise which is a social media advertising agency and as a conversion driven market. Or she helps business's expand their online visibility risha goals via facebook instagram twitter lincoln and pinter's ads. Thank you for joining us today at villa much for having me absolutely and finally we have none other than michael king of ipil ranked. Mike is been with fourteen years of experience in digital martinez twenty five years in web development. I makes his clients proud by always being proactive. He is all over the place and you know always cranking out really amazing content. He is an educator and just deliver success constantly for his clients. Thank you for joining us today. Mike thanks for having me excited to be awesome. So let's let's talk that digital marketing agency life and so this really. The focus of the webinar is on that you know first. Few years of starting up your agency and what you three have learned From your experience driving a building successful agencies so advil. I'd love to start with you When you're starting a digital marketing agency and you're trying to figure out what what your plan is what your goals are what are some of those key milestones that you should be setting in that first year to set yourself up for success in that first year We're kind of an anomaly. Just to give a little back story. If you don't mind so. I decided to take the leap and go out on my own. And for two years i was just freelancing on my own. I didn't previously worked at an agency. Which i think kind of was the downside of that jumped into wanting to create an agency where didn't have prior experience so i needed kind of that ramp up time but it gave me a lot of time to start talking to other agency owners. So it's great that you're doing this To kind of help other people that might be in a similar situation whether they're just getting started thinking about it so once. We found incorporated the reasons that i decided to is. Because you know starting to get more clients. I wondered how much more i could earn. And i realized that something needed to be kind of set up in that first year after i incorporated so inc was the first thing i decided that i needed to have more sat income goals personally for myself and then what revenue goals were for my company going forward and in that first year i also wanted to determine you know who to hire and how to hire them and eventually higher that first person and start training them up as we do agree on video so when it comes to that that i hire When it comes to plays is that a milestone the you you've experienced or you you have some similar milestones when it comes to that you're one or some other ones that you'd like to add to that For me i was more. So i do think it's important to have the hiring milestones but i was also trying to stay really lean though when i started by agency i was still doing a lot of the work so i was kind of hybrid consulting and also doing smaller style work within the company. So what i did. Is i figured out what i wanted. The revenue for authors to be in the first year. Keep the lights on. Make sure that we can do what we need to do. And also what i needed. But then i tried to figure out. How many hours am i spending on certain key tasks that can then go to a contractor. I didn't want to go the route of doing any kind of fulltime higher. And i still don't have time hires outside of myself in my partner so for me it's more. What can i offload to contractors. And who is proficient enough to do that. That is tricky right when it comes to like an elastic workforce in year one and based on the clients in the projects. Mike what what do you think about kind of the people you're working with contracting versus hiring and some of the other milestones that are like we're on your radar when you first started honestly. I didn't really have any milestones. I was just like let's see if this works and You know kinda similar to selena just said it was all like contracts at first and so The way i did it was like okay. I'm i'm going to start this agency. Put like five thousand dollars in a bank account. And i was like you know. Let's see what happens. Like and i looked at my mom. Big account was like all right. If i don't make a single sale in in the year i'm going to be able to pay my rent for the rest of the year so all right. Let's see what happens and you know it was largely like a whole bunch of businesses. Kinda like came out of nowhere. And i'm like all right. Well i've got friends. That worked in all different agencies. Because i worked at like five different agencies before i started this and my only milestone in my head was like i don't wanna be like any of those agencies as wanna do something that's better but if i do again i mean obviously the first milestone like get some clients right and then from there i would say You know sit down and build out with your processes needs to look like because that was one of my biggest problems. Because i just have not really a process oriented person and so what happens is when you bring on like even contract is in your like. You'll do this thing if you don't have a process of how it's meant to be done. You're likely going to end up disappointed with what they do. You're gonna feel like while they only did exactly the thing i told them. And then you gotta end up like redoing the work and so on so i would say just come up with a methodology for how you're gonna get your clients in how you're gonna effectively serve them so that you can continue to do whatever it is you wanna do from there. And that's a perfect way because it it processes are hard but they're essential right and a lot of agency unders. Don't necessarily know how to do it right. The first time. Selena you have you just mentioned you have a ton of processes that you've kind of perfected worked on what are what are those processes like right. When you're starting that they need to have that are essential. Yes so this is kind of tricky. For me. I do have some key processes from the first steer but i came from bigger agencies so i had to unlearn the way that everything was done because they knew it wouldn't work for me and what i wanted to do so the first thing that i realized was a big pain point in the first year was contracts. They getting solid contracts. And please understand what language you have their how you're going to protect yourself You know what declines have that are beneficial in the contracts as well so it works out for everybody the other thing which took me a very long time is what it sales process. Looks like because. I you know much like mike said a lot of friends in referrals and things like that came in me and i had to figure out. Okay am i gonna have decks. Am i gonna do in person. Like what are these things gonna look like And then the thing is just using project management systems like. You need a central place to have everything in especially when you're using contractors. You don't want everything to live in your email where you're digging around for stuff And then the other thing is what is your post. Sales process can look lake. So you may not be thinking about that during the first year but a lot of your future classes are gonna come from patients and case studies and testimonials to hire. You're gonna follow up for anybody who you may have only worked with you for a short period of time or is still an ongoing client after that first year. So did you. Do you document everything or did you find your first year. Winging it like what. What do you typically see with a of the agencies of you've kind of advised usually winging it and works You know but you can only do that for so long so you can wing it as long as you need to but i really recommend that you get just processes in place understand what your deliverables are gonna look like higher. You're going to deliver them. What communication looks like in. Make sure your solid. So that when you're gonna plug people in your ecosystem again. Like mike said we're contractors. They know exactly what to do and how it needs to be done. I feel how about you when it comes to the processes early on. Did you wing it as well did you. Did you know you needed some things in place. when did you figure things out. I likewise i want it for the first time wing. Did i was just kind of learning as i was going trial and error but then i realized i think about your three that are really needed to get documentation in order especially if i was looking to outsource some work harrison staff because i how else would i kind of import what my brain was thinking and how we wanted to do things especially since my company's half of my name so it's really about my reputation and i wanted to convey that so it took me a little bit longer to actually get it everything in writing but it's been very helpful to have that in it's made it much more efficient in the long run to just send that over two people now. So what would you have done differently in that first year that you know now now looking back on it that you didn't do what what would you have tried It's hard to tell because in the first year it was just so much trial and error. And you're trying to figure things out so knowing exactly what you wanted to do was a challenging part. But i think i could have started making more notes and having other documents and spreadsheets where i realize maybe frequently asked questions for clients or maybe frequent processes that i had to put into place to start writing that down so i wish i could go back and do that but we're here now so someone else slowly tuning in and do that. Now we'll review. You know pretty much figured it out. I mean you know there. There's a huge. And i know okay like you never figure it out. You're always trying to improve and get better saw. I saw you like what. Why were your let me. Let me say something. Real quick like how business ran before i says like. I don't know how anything was getting done because now that we have in the so clear so like do this. Do this do this in like this. Obviously a space to be created within that and so on. But i don't know how anyone was getting things done before because you know. In some cases people were junior or some some cases people were coming from other environments where they did things differently. So you know there were just so many sub optimal ways that we were doing things before and again like everyone said here. You're starting agency spend the time the write down how you do things as soon as possible. Because it's such a game changes like you can't really scale until you do that and i wanna just jump in and say i guarantee you so i had a tendency to be like. Wow i can just do it or explain it to somebody and will take less time but the reality is the time that you spent telling people how to change do things. You should just documented and get it over with and you'll save time in the future. Yeah and honestly it became fun like once. I really sat down. I was like okay. What are these processes gonna look like. It just became like another cool challenge in project than another like skill. Set that i had the develop of like. How do you actually write this down such that anybody qualified can pick this up and do it the way you wanna do it because the day like. That's what you're selling as agency like your process and people being able to do those things so again. I don't know how we made it those first three years without this though absolute and what what were some of the. Us have any any anecdotes of you know early on when you had one of those moments where it was maybe like a client communication that went wrong or mishap bore you know deliverable that that didn't get across the line. What were some of those kind of early early years stumbles that you had that you know most agencies have the maybe they can avoid if they knew what you know now so for me When i first started out we were doing a good number of services and one of the services at we are really good. Abbot was the absolute bane of my existence. Was outreach and the time that it took to do outreach in so we continue to do that probably into year three. And when i started looking at the time in the number is it just didn't make sense anymore and it's also really hard to set expectations without reach because clients either. Want to know what is average number. You're going to achieve monthly. What are the links going to look like. And it's just really difficult and we didn't really think about that in the first year or two and so a lot of the communication was kind of justifying. You know the ramp up time for outreach. And what communication looks like and just trying to show that they understand and per certain clients. That just really difficult and you're never gonna win the battle. So that's a service. We actually ended up cutting and doing training for because it works a lot. Better to empower the teams And then i also think scope. Creep was something that i had an issue with which is why mentioned the contract thing. So you know. I'm somebody who. I never wanna feel like doing a really crappy job and i also don't want anybody that's working with us to feel that way as well so i would over extend myself and do things outside the bounds that we should because i so wanted to keep the client happy and that just doesn't set a good. You know nothing good comes out of that. i feel. Do you ever deal with scope. Creep early on or or was that as soon as i was thinking as soon as the set was like. Oh yeah that's happened way too many times and you know you're trying to be flexible with the client. You want them to be happy. But at the same time you have to lay down some ground rules manage expectations do the education front. And so then that way. You're not suffering in terms of how much time you're spending on the account and then having them take advantage of you and your staff or your contractors and then making it less profitable for you. In the long run so scope creep is a huge thing I unfortunately didn't have contracts early on as well mike. Oh it'll be fine. There's nothing damaging i could do or but i didn't think about it in the other way where the client could take advantage of certain things Another thing for contracts always added a clause of when you need to get paid by. Because there have been a few instances where i've had to try to hunt down clients to get payment. And if you can be lenient understanding you know things can happen either. Credit cards or maybe. They've had a changeover in their financial team in the payment didn't get out on time like that's totally in it's good to be human and have those conversations but there have been some clients where they don't pay you and then you know you want to be paid for your time and your services but in a maybe add a little claws into your contracts about you know if you don't pay with an x time there's an additional fee that will be added as a penalty so that usually will kind of help but yet contracts are huge any. I think like sounds like you wanted to say something on that too i. I didn't want to interrupt you. If you had more cues no go ahead. I have other stuff. But i feel like i know some of the questions coming up. I'm going to save it for that so on payment. That was something that we really have to learn the hard way you know because we work with a lotta enterprise brand you would expect if you have a contract and you set out the invoice. All that you get paid on the day you expect. I learned the hard way that net thirty really means net fifty nine because there's no penalties in zone that sixtieth day In so what we did is any contract that we signed. They have to pay twenty percents upfront. So that we mitigate that thing. And i wish we had done that a lot earlier. I didn't i didn't even realize that was like a option and the thing is there are no rules. You can do whatever you want so once we started doing that it just really helped with those cash flow issues. That can come up just because your clients don't do what they're supposed to do. Yeah and it's okay. Can i jump in with one more thing. No please. I mean this. This is like it seems like y'all are getting not triggered by all like socks on triggered whether there's one thing that i never see talked about much and i don't know if it's really a thing but when i used to work at agencies and i was the client contact i would get like you're saying triggered if they wanted to talk to director when i wasn't director level or someone above me and i was like. Why does this happen. So when i started my agency and i was kind of the front facing end is being built off my reputation and relationships as i started bringing in contractors to do things i would try to set it up so that clients were comfortable talking to my team members not necessarily me and i did have instance of a client where they just did not want to talk to anybody but me and it became really really difficult so i try to set the standard in the beginning that you know. It's myself and my team. My team handles these things and it sounds like a basic no brainer but it. It's just something that for some reason they want to. They don't take a team member as seriously when they're used to talking to you when you're just starting out that's an interesting point. The roles do matter and from the top. It's your responsibility is kinda sad that those communication styles and and empower your your your teen to do what they're supposed to do when working with clients speaking of clients when you guys were building well for each of you feel that we can start with. You is building your client roster. What did that look like. Was that because obviously you know there's a lot of referrals word of mouth. The at the beginning was it quick for you. Did you get too many clients that you have any any sort of issues when you're building your client roster in those first years yes and no so you know. Fortunately i've had a lot of people send clients my way over the years. I used to work my last job in house before i started. My own thing was at a marketing conference company so as fortunate enough to meet a lot of people in our industry at events quite frequently across the globe. So i i've always loved networking and is going to events. But that really kind of helped set the precedent of getting my name out there. And then once i went on my own os afraid that that wasn't going to continue that that snowball effect but i've noticed that attending Different types of virtual went events in person events when simply safe again soon and just keeping the conversation going trying to do events like this. Maybe doing Outraged internal external blogging. That's really helped. Kind of feeder funnel of leads and entering in them into clients and with year one. I was just trying to take on as much as i could. And seeing what that maximum amount. That i could do that without getting burned out because i love what i do for work. I want to help more companies and i really just generally like getting results for our clients know like anyone would in our industry but i got to the point. Where is too much too long. And that's kind of where i needed to figure out. How do i get help. How do i offload some work. How do i figure out a good balance. So one hard lesson. I learned In your three is that i had two of our largest clients Let us go in the same week and it was ninety percent of our income and i was just like what do i do. You have never done like formal business development. I was fortunate in the first three years to just keep getting a business owner word of mouth But it wasn't anything that we did. It was just one of the ceo's Quit and company was like we don't know what to do so we'll regroup and get back to you and the other one got acquired by a larger company unfortunately came back to us the following year on wanted to work with us again but under the larger brand but for eight months after that happened i just i was at a loss struggled for eight months to try to figure out what to do. So that was a huge lesson in not putting all of your eggs in one basket and not banking on those larger whale clients if you if you land some of those kind of diversify the size of your clients so that if something happens it's not going to impact your business that severely. I think it's just important to figure out what the taxes and how to split that up between your client sizes. What how did you. How did what was your story with with came from the agencies. I i don't know. Did you bring clients over. Did you find a half to just start from scratch on your own. What what was your client roster expansion story. yeah so. I essentially started from scratch This story of the previous agency you know having clients from there just wasn't really an option and what i did is i started reaching out to friends and peers that i knew in the industry before i left my agency job to see if there's any smaller projects that i could take on and help build with them in so by the time i left to start workers i did have to clients that i was working with and then i was still speaking at conferences trying to do any kind of ebanon that it could I was writing for publications. Like mas which have still gotten me from people seeing that so a lot of it was just getting my myself out there trying to show that i had my own company and i was willing to do the work and meeting people and i think for me. I felt a little lake. I fell into luck with the first set of clients because they were from relationships. That i didn't do a lot of the proper things i should have been doing. In the first year to maintain leads and getting additional clients and so in year two came. I'd realize that. I also had a lot of my eggs in one basket because i had some agency relationships where we were doing work together in that manner as well so just started trying to continue to build relationships being in communities. Traffic think-tank is one that i joined. That's been great for relationships and referrals and communication and all of that stuff. So i think you know just just continually putting your on the gas and never feeling like you're good with clients and like i said i also took on a lot of work The first year. So just you know you're going to have more work. It's just a matter of how you find it whether whether it lines up with you and it's interesting to was both of you ladies Having all your eggs in one basket What advice would you have. How do you intentionally diversify right. Because like a lot of it feels like lock your building up these pipelines. Like how do you do it on purpose show you. You're in that situation going forward questions so we started I was afraid to put this out there on social media. Because that's where most of our business came through. But i said you know what types of clients that we were accepting currently were taking on so i just made sure we're available and people knew what we're taking on and you know th anybody had anybody to send her away so really trying to get medium sized clients because the big ones. They're great but we know we ran into that predicament and the small ones. I really want to help. But at the same time they were l'argent of budgets and like mike and selena. I'm on the paid search and paid social side of things so it's really about how much budget you have for advertising and we usually have to price it fairly so we're not earning more than what they can spend on advertising so There's a fine balance there. And i think as long as you just Market to the right people with the right message that you can get those clients. Of course you're going to get comes down the pipeline. People see it and they want your help. Then you can assess if you if you want to take those on. If they're the right fit for you if not if you can refer them out because there are some agencies that like a focus on particular industries or even small businesses and they figured out ways to make lucrative for their own success while servicing smaller clients to challenge like mike did you you you work with enterprise customers. I mean rain. But how how do you diversify. What was your approach as you grew while i'm going to answer the first question i so May because i've been doing a ton of i decided to start this agency and it's like two weeks later. I got two clients on the exact same day and suddenly. I'm making like you know twelve grandma and i'm like oh i guess i company now In so the being purposeful about the types of companies you go after for me wasn't something i did until after like i had a year of like all right i had all these clients. Which type did i like. Which type that. I hate What's types of engagements. So i wanna do so really quickly. We realized we don't wanna do you know full site builds for companies because the scope creep thing earlier like this nothing but scope creep for a site built And so we basically just segmented all of our clients into different groups all right we want to go after more of these and so what are these people need what type of content they need. What type of messaging to put out to attract them But in my case. Because i worked at so many different agencies there were a lot of people that were clients for those agencies. Were like yeah ultimately. We didn't really enjoy what we did with them. You know but we love your ideas and so on but the problem is they come that you expecting the same type of thing that they got from that previous agency. And i'm like that's not how we do things here. So so definitely changes the dynamic of it but i think you know what it really comes down to. You've got to go through that exercise being like who do i want. What do they need. How do i get in front of them. Isn't the type of thing where we need to do. Some sort of like outbound sales process that make it happen. Or is it the type of thing we're just doing like the standard inbound stuff. Whatever else you do will attract them through speaking in someone. So it's just really about identifying who you're trying to get in the line of your activities ago with them. I can add one more thing. One thing that we really that helped us kind of indirectly center around medium to large sized clients is that we put in a pricing minimums so if you want account management than we set a minimum so people do reach out just recount management. We do have that barrier of you know like the point of entry for you know working with us but if you want consulting than we didn't have a barrier of minimum for what they needed for their monthly ad spend so that helped us as well to kind of gain those larger clients and not have to deal with the smaller ones that we're not able to service. Are you having mike issues. Like he froze up a little bit. I hope you can hear me. I got. I got the audio what i was gonna ask next is talking a little bit. Moving onto the pricing models and the resource allocation strategies detest in the first year. So selena if you could you speak a little in terms of what your experience was with pricing models you how to kind of test. It depend on the service and depending on the client. What advice would you give there. Yeah so i think there's a couple of different pricing models. I that you're probably gonna go with so you can do hourly pricing you can do retainer pricing or you can do just a flat fee one project pricing depending on what you're doing. And when i first started i was aiming for retainer. But i did have some hourly clients because that they'll convert to a retainer once you can get a sense of the hour spent the producing for them and the results bringing so with hourly the difficulty that i found with that is if you need to increase the amount of hours that you're putting on a project the client is gonna question what you're doing to increase that which is why the retainer model is really helpful because give or take over the course of a couple of months. You're always spending a little more or less on a project so overall it averages out and then the flat rate project fi just makes sense for certain projects like you're doing site build Or if you're doing an audit or a strategy or something like that so i would recommend If you're if you're going into a specific pricing model try to aim for retainer makes sense most of the times and then if you do have our league trying to decide what that minimum hourly is going to be monthly so that you don't have clients who just won an hour here or an hour there. We can't hear you gay thoughts on this. I'm gonna start talking So i completely despise the hourly model. Because i don't think it serves anybody effectively because for the client you know it. It's it becomes like a variable us that they can't really effectively predict for It rewards the agency for showing more activity rather than showing outcomes or results and it's also just very tedious thing to manage like. Nobody wants to track their hours. Notice a report on their hours. And then you gotta like chase people around for and so on you still got to get them to track their hours. 'cause you need that to determine how profitable you are and so on but It's just like a kind of an antiquated model. As far as i'm concerned just doesn't put the focus where it needs to be so for us. i guess we're technically consider retainer-based but we pricings based on deliverables right so As part of our analysis in the pitching process we'd determine what you need. We align it with a series of deliverables which makes sense for what it is that we do. And then we add that up when we divided across the amount of time that we think we need to engage with you to be affected so it is effectively a retainer situation and allows us to really just focus on like. What are we trying to do here rather than like. Oh you spend forty hours this week like you know. Why'd you guys take so long. And it really just puts the onus on us being efficient and effective with the time that we have and the story to somebody the other day when i worked at a big multinational agency in our super excited to work there and i was like building all these tools to make things like faster and more efficient and everything and everyone on the team was super hype about it and then i bring it to the seo director. And he's looking at his phone not really paying attention to what i'm gonna show up. And then he looks up. And he's like. Who told you to do this. This is bad for utilization. And so what he was saying. There is that you're cutting back on the hours that we can bill a client so it doesn't really that model doesn't really support. You know getting the most the clients dollar. And i wanna have a model that does. That's why i just don't like yeah. Likewise i started off hourly. And i soon quickly doug myself into financial hole because of becoming more efficient as i progress with my work and i was making less so our to switch to the retainer model however were still experimenting on the optimal pricing strategy especially being an ad agency. We there's some projects we don't do that many audits but typically we used we started billing percentage of the ad spend But now i realized that maybe we should start doing a face. Plus percentage of ad spend versus retainer model. So i think it depends on the client. And that's why we don't publish our pricing on our website because every client has different needs different ways that we can service them. It's not really a cookie cutter type of model. But i think it's really important for you to figure out what your expenses are in a given year and what you need to cover that and how much time that will take you and your staff Just to make sure that you are delivering. Great work to your clients but you know you can do that efficiently and they can use your expertise. But you're also making what you need an exceeding hopefully exceeding revenue goals. Can you hear me now. I can't hear you buy it all. i'm talking about. Yoda dial all eighties wonder. Some alcohol odors nerves network. What did you see when you're currently just killing me. Qualities gets that. Yeah so yeah so come. Equalities the I think the ability to just keep a level head in a fast. Paced environment is important because you are going to be spending a lot of time communicating with team members and clients. And you know you have to learn how to work under pressure in a way that is efficient for everybody and doesn't make you run around like a mad man or woman. Great communication is really important. And it's something that i had to grow into an agency owner. You know you can't always say what's on your mind especially when it comes to clients and do you need to make sure that you're communicating. What you want. Effectively coach ability is another thing. So i have a good group of peers that are agency owners that i talked to. And if you're not coaching you're not gonna be able to grow your agency in a strong way because you need to be able to understand what you can do better as a leader and as an agency owner and then i think decisiveness is another quality And it's something where you know. You grow into decisiveness. You need to understand what's going to work for a client. What is going to work for a service and the decision to move forward with something but you can't just sway in the center of something you need to be able to take a stance when it comes to clients and work in your team members and stick to that and then come back and reassess and if you need to change in the future you know be malleable enough to do that cool. I think i'm back. Just call in and say. Hey how you doing. Hi hi villa. Michael salinas garrett. It's so nice to talk to just joking about technology earlier but thank you all for holding it down I do wanna keep going on. If it's cool with you specifically with you know being women agency owners and you know black indigenous peoples color faces what are some of the challenges unique challenges that you face that other people you know haven't like wha- what it what it. What advice would you give to other women and black agency owners people's color When it comes to your own personal experience. And i know this is a tough question by really interested to hear your perspectives. I mean this is a whole can of worms So just the one of the challenges that i face the black business owners. That is very difficult to get access to capital and so we just had the sell through it. You know it's just like all right bank won't give me alone cole. Sell more things somewhere things. One thing that i would recommend which. I'm just now seeing the value. I didn't really see the value in before. Is i getting getting the official certification as a woman owned business as a black owned business. Because you know a lot of of organizations get incentives to work with businesses of that type. So if you're in a pitch and you're being compared against up a bunch of other vendors you may get a leg up because you have that certification so beyond that i mean you know a lot of the same challenges that you see everywhere else but is is kinda magnified like a lotta times. I'll walk into a room. And there's a lot of like the dog whistle language and so on like a fantastic pitched that know crushes it for most situations and then going to email back like. Oh we don't think your strategic enough which is basically like a coded way of the like we don't think black people are smart So there's a lot of things that you'll run into in in that way that you just gotta be able to like roll with the punches to some degree but at the same time you know. There's a lot more awareness of these issues. Now and people are starting to look for ways to give you know women businesses blackened indigenous people of color owned businesses and things like that benefit of doubt. So you know more leaning into it now than ever before. That's in trouble early on when i go to in person networking events in being a woman. I think i don't know if those situations. But i know that ageism also played into a part where i would be in a group of people and there was some older gentleman and they were just kind of talk over. Mayor dismissed me anytime. I was talking about meyer of expertise and i feel like the only time that they would give me their attention even though i wouldn't want to work with them at this point is that if i were to say something that was unique or that. Maybe they didn't think about and then they're like. Oh yeah maybe you do know what you're talking about. And i felt like i have always been. I'm an extrovert but i i'm pretty timid. Could come out of my shell until people gets a little better. But i think in the last few years with the climate of how things have progressed and realizing that i should use my voice more on started public speaking i went to toastmasters for your straight without missing a week just so i wouldn't be so terrified and i could enter these types of conversations in scenarios whether they're online and in person and actually communicate better. So it's like no. I know what i'm talking about. I don't know everything but you know. Give me a chance to either showcase what i can do or what we can do as a company and just really trying to be level with people to treat everybody equally like i tried to be like that with people and people will be the same but of course not everyone is and one thing i noticed this. I've decided to test something. Like i always tell. Tell her clients test different variables of your business. Excuse me with advertising. But i would really trying to get a accepted to speak at one event and i tried for several several attempts than i kept getting denied and i thought. Why don't i change my tone and i hate the i had to think like this Kind of me too thing. Just starting and i said i'm going to pretend like i'm a very self assured man and i wrote this pitch and it felt so unnatural and wanted me to give you three. I know everything like ask me anything. I'm i'm part of me So i wrote it and i got accepted knows. Is that why he got accepted or looking. Like what did i like. That was the only variable compared to other times that i had pitched this one event and we just need to give people regardless of the tone in their voice of like you know. Just give them a chance to explain or be better listeners. And i think for me as a woman and also women of color have experienced a lot of similar things going to conferences. Even if i was speaking just feeling as if the conversations were on a level that they would be. If i was a man or if i was perhaps older or looked more established you know i struggle with also looking younger so for somebody approaching me if i'm a little shy and not able to open up the way i want to initially. It's just another thing that is difficulty to work through so for me. I found just trying to get credibility. However i can whether that's speaking whether that's you know doing webinars forming alliances with people who know great people who always have my back and it's It sucks that you have to be a woman and feel this way And you know one of the things. That is tough. That i've experienced is i tend to have a stronger. Rub you the wrong way tone. When i feel like i'm being approached in that way so then i dial it back and try to be a little more feminine and soften. It just doesn't work so like i feel said for me. Once they just the fact that you know you might have to come off a little strong and just ownership and be like this is me. It became a lot easier. Budgets opened up a little better You know if i had talked to developers and team members took me more seriously. And it's just like it's a game you have to play and it's so frustrating but it does feel like it's gotten better over time that's really there's a go ahead this story that avila shared and i wanna tell your story but i just want to say that like that shit really pissed me off when i read what happened to her and i was just like you know there's issues that i deal with as a as a person of color. Just like the things that she's had to deal with in in running her business. It's just it's just so messed up and you know it really sucks that these things even have to be like dealt with when we're all great at what we do. We're all just like you know. Awesome people in his face. Like why should you even consider these things But i'm glad to see that we're like doing well in our businesses despite it so that's all i do. I mean what other advice would you give for early on agency owners that you know are in that position where it's like you know there's always that that tricky thing of when you're not necessarily desperate for new clients but you feel like you can't be a chooser to those folks who are in that position where they find someone who is not the right fit like. How quickly do you get out of that situation. How do you handle those situations. Usually very quickly. if. I know that there's any red flags and i wouldn't feel comfortable passing that person onto someone else in. That could take them on. I just will say like listen. I'm sorry this bright fit. I send them some resources. I try to still be helpful. I just kind of send them a few things and throughout the conversation if we're at capacity if it's not the right fit for us in terms of industry or experience or the platforms up. They want us to utilize Then i have a network of people actually have a digital spreadsheet with people that are you know the different types of work that they do cross marketing and advertising whose area expertise. What so that way. I know who to refer to and i have a process put into place of who gets first dibs on it based on. It's always who's going to be the best mutual fit but of course it goes down to arab expertise or maybe they've worked with this particular type of client before and then we do also have an area in the spreadsheet notes. They have a referral fee than will use that. If we have to decide between two people like oh who's going to who's gonna benefited all the way around here. So that's kind of how we do that by the way for anyone in the audience At this point we do have about fifteen minutes left so if you do have a question feel free to add it to the question check and we'll make sure that we get to it but You know kind of switching what you think and i really do appreciate all of you. You know sharing your your experiences and insights in there. Because i can only imagine. I'm i'm a white man like i don't you know have the same world experience but i can imagine how tough it is starting off and having to get like your point. It's like playing the game like something you've been have to do it. And so in terms of resources community any places that y'all recommend. I know you so you said traffic thing tank earlier. Like what are some places in your lives in the agency world that you would recommend new agency owner to reach out to you to get involved blessed to to find support. You no matter. What their their needs. Are i think it just comes down to building your network. Like selena. Saved my asks a couple of times before you know. There was one time where we had a client in like. My whole team went on vacation and it was just like me laugh and go selena. I need some help with content and she delivered like hardcore so having that network of great people that can support you You know wherever you find them is is the most important thing but you know. It's a selena's point earlier. Traffic think-tank grey depending on what space. You're in a lot of these types of things like There's something called summit. They have the agency summit thing they do. A bunch of events in some on a found a lot of great people in that and it's a variety of different agency types. It's not just you know marketing agency this development agencies and so on So there's there's a lot of different groups out there and it really just comes down to you. Know what's going to be most relevant to you so you can build that network on the paid search and paint social side of things and easy way to get an meet some new people. It's a very welcoming and warm community so if you want to hop on twitter. You're there. I go to have tag. Fb ads chad or c. chat. There's a weekly chat. That happens on tuesdays at nine. Am pacific cnbc chat and you could just hop in their join the conversation or you can just use those at any time to you. You run into a situation. Where have a challenge with Something going on with your clients. You can just tweet that out and you will. I can pretty much guarantee that you're going to get a response from at least one person if not anymore. And that's a really great way to start connecting with people in the industry that's awesome. I think those are great. You know resources i love. I love twitter. I know. I know like you know i read. That's all of you guys on twitter You know. I feel like people especially in our industry for the most part are very you know kind of Open and communicative and and friendly. And so i appreciate that. Would you have a couple of questions. I'd love to share with y'all So bradford asks do you recommend white labeling services that you've experienced with but can't entirely produced in house so when we're talking about benders and using different tools and offering the service how do you feel about white labeling. Okay i i started. I don't see a problem with it in all the excuse me big agencies do it And you know they're not all that like transparent about it or anything like that But i think it really just comes down to like what to you. Want to be as an agency if you wanna be like the super transparent agency this like yet we can do that. We have a partner with it. That's fine just be up front with it or if you want to be the agency. There's just like all right. We do all these things and it's a series of contractors. But you don't know that that's fine too. It really just comes down like who you wanna be so i think it's fine either way you just gotta own it in either direction. You covered it cool. Rachel wants to know. How did you end up honing in on each of your niches. So or on the service that you offer. How'd you hone it on it. Yeah so for for us We started out with a number of services and we just looked at what was most enjoyable. What worked well that we're able to get results in and also what was the most profitable so like i mentioned earlier. We narrow down from a bunch of the other services and we started focusing on just three key areas which is content strategy and production. Seo strategy and then the auditing process. So you'll be able to find real quick when it comes to services and then as far as the types of businesses and industries. You wanna work in. I just started working with a whole bunch of different industries and i ended up falling into working with publishers more often and became extremely proficient. So that's where we continue to push for us. It was display space on the question. I'm sorry you hone your niche. Oh yes okay. Thank you mike So originally started with paid search and pain social so we decided we do digital advertising. But i've always been more drawn to the paid social side of things. I really loved targeting people in figuring out the psychology of interest in behaviors and how to reach people through social channels. So one of the things. I decided to do. When we hit that eight months slump where losses to big clients was like okay. This is the opportune time to start testing. So i own my own business. Why am i not doing things. That i love more in i. I enjoyed an did paid search well but it wasn't something that fulfilled me so decided the cut that out of our services in this. Refer that out to other friends at do enjoy that. And i decided to specialize in paid social and focus in on my craft. Learn more about it. Dedicate more time to it and start advertising that. This is what we specialize in. And i thought you know if the test fails i can always revert and offer more services again but since then i feel like small medium sized business owners start understanding exactly what we do because they feel like maybe they were Felt little worried to approach us about. Oh what does digital advertising man but as soon as we said you know said facebook ads instagram ads. Like oh i know exactly what that is and then we started getting more business because of it. Yeah i think the market will tell you what your niches like based on what clients you maintain which ones you lose. Which ones like. Cancel with you. You know you. You're gonna learn very quickly tom. But everything that both selena inaugural was saying is true. Like you've gotta find that that Been diagram over like what you love going and what actually makes you money. 'cause you know similarly i i kinda was like okay. I wanna build the agency of my dreams. That can do big picture things all the way down to you know small picture things like channels pacific stuff. And you know we did a lot of great projects that were bigger picture projects. But we don't have the portfolio to go after everybody's design work. We don't have the portfolio to do. Like you know ten experiential marketing campaigns. Even though we've done one or two so the market is just gonna tell you like okay. Yeah coal you can do those things by. You're going to have to do them off the backup like that. Core stuff that you're really really good at and kim repeat and last one i want to make is. This is a great book Encourage anyone starting agency to read call built to sell and it was like such a game changer book for me to read it talks about how like how you build things at a repeatable how you wanna have like you know two people in every role so there's like competition and as long as you're building something that someone would buy your end up making a lot of money in the short term anyway so Yet that's all i got. No it's it's really. It's really interesting to hear how y'all kinda get to where you're at Last question because we we are at the end and y'all hurts tears champions for holders downwind all sorts of tech stuff but Did you did any of you start your agencies while you're working in full time job And if so how'd you manage that. I don't think any of you just did you. Well i did but kind of didn't so like i'd mentioned i. I was reaching out in starting to take clients personal clients so that i could build the roster to do that but it didn't actually formally launch while it had a fulltime job so with a. When did you clients that. I started overlapping. I think i quit within you. Know four months. Five months. And i would just have to do that work at night outside of my normal work time till then art going. Oh nine a lot of freelance clients like throughout the series agencies that i worked in but it never got to a point where it was like all right. This can completely replace my salary so it was never that it was really me just being like all right. I'm going go finally do this. And then suddenly everything just started to come in one of those like moments. I thought about it for quite some time but i just. I didn't have the courage to finally do it. But i got to the point where my previous job i wanted more responsibility and the authority to do things and there's no more room for me to grow and i was just like okay. This is the time to do it. And if i can offer less than anybody that even if you think it's the smallest maybe it's a stupid question but to this day like asking what's on your mind to somebody that you have in mind is can be so fruitful so a mutual friend of ours Her name was pam lund and i reached out to her. We were industry friends. We weren't that closed at the time but she's been doing her own thing and doing a to consulting and doing a paid search and paid social and we could talk about anything candidly and i put off for nine months asking her if i could just shadow her for day because i had no idea how to even start my own business let alone run an agency at some point so i finally got to the point frustration right astor and she said i'll do better. I'll give you some of my clients. And i'll teach you everything i know and because i've been taking on too much actually wanted to scale back and start a separate business that's unrelated so you'll give me my time back and i was just like how do i pay you back for that. So now if there's anyone in your life that even if they're not a close friend if you just follow them online like asked that question like hey you can. I buy coffee or virtually or something asked that question because it can result in like huge huge life changing things so i took the lead after a give my work notice and then announced it online and kind of started from there. So it's a little bit of Unorthodox orthodox the way it started. But i hopefully that can inspire some of you to ask those questions. Environmental yourself That's such an amazing training especially right now with all the challenges in the world between you know the pandemic. We're seeing a lot of great stuff happening with like you know black lives matter me to low lament. One thing. i've been doing on my podcast as we end. I love each of you to share with us I asked my guests. What's your right now. 'cause so what is a cause or charity or something that you can during your community. That's really important to you that you would want to amplify to our audience as well as where's the best way to get in touch with you online after this if our listeners an audience wanna find you how they get in touch. So i'm selena. One we start with you. What's naming agency how we get in touch with you. And then what is your right now. 'cause yes so agency is or through media. You can find me on any social platform at salina video. Which is where. I most active twitter instagram facebook. And for me. So i haven't i didn't investing in a lot of smaller causes over time but what i'm really pushing into just supporting smaller women business owners because they have so many of my network and i feel like you know you always run into when you start a business. People want things for free or they don't take you know they don't understand the time that you're putting into it so just amplifying anybody can who has started something who you know has a product or service and it's just a great person so it's more people capital. I guess that i'm investigation than specific causes. I think that's beautiful. I think it's important and and you know to pay for it sort of sort of thing. Mike your your agency name. How people find you online and what you're right now cost Agency is i pull rank a my poor rank on all the social things In my right now. 'cause i'm actually a founding member of a advocacy group called black and brilliant which is all about you know helping Black and indigenous people of color wreck through the middle in organizations saw. I lead our tekken media team or group rather and you know we are doing a lot of light concentration education in support of all of these efforts we're basically like the internal agency for this advocacy group. And then i'm also a part of another part of the group which is like You know a and data science wanted. I'm really passionate about. Is this problem of bias against people of color in artificial intelligence so working on a couple of white papers all around that and things of that nature so yet. That's my main thing black and brilliant dot org for more info often. We'll have that link in the show. Yeah that's really that's really cool and really it's a it's a real issue right now in terms of the pie vis And obviously wouldn't try and get ahead of it but that's cool. I'm gonna check that out. After i feel In terms of your agency name how people find your line and then what is your right now. You can find me at advertise dot com or agencies called advertise Or on twitter and all the other socials at villa defazio by easier to go through advertised. Come because we means little unique but The so i'm always trying to pay it forward. Pay it back and help people because like our friends That helped me. Get to where i am today. Always trying to help other younger people women people of color So there's actually whence kind of everything we started this year. It really made an impact on me. And i was like. How can i help more people so i i tweeted out that you know if you're a person of color and i can offer any sort of mentoring i really love to so i had a few people reach out and i've had to tease over the past year and one of them just introduced me to this woman who's a licensed therapist out of mississippi and her Practice called legacy wellness. She's listening but we have a call coming up because she does a lot of pro bono work for to provide free therapy services services for people in the black community and i- clinics to give her my services for free to help her set up with facebook is so she can reach people across the country. Because i feel like this is a really important thing and That's something that i'm really passionate about. I mean this has been fantastic. Where a little over. Thank you up three of you for joining me It's really a pleasure to just be able to talk shop. Learn from you and show you. And i and i really personally feel thankful to have connected with each of us. It's time for me. So thank you again for being my guess Audience thank you so much for joining us. I hope y'all found this really helpful. Reach out to our wonderful panelists. They're all available to provide advice all around online My name is gary tuchman on the head of content at project. This has been a project agency webinars so everyone have a great rescue week month. Holiday season we'll get we'll get done with twenty twenty two. Thanks everybody by by.

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EPISODE 9 WEB RADIO TODAY

WEB RADIO TODAY

34:02 min | 1 year ago

EPISODE 9 WEB RADIO TODAY

"From the quaint, Little Nashville suburban town of Nolansville. Tennessee this is web radio today. This is the June twelve twenty twenty episode nine podcast Hi everybody I'm skip and thank you so much for pushing the play button on Web radio today I'm so excited about today's episode. A lot of things to talk about and I'm going to be trying real hard to not go over our thirty minute time limit focusing today on the Diet elements of the Web Radio Today, disease, fighting and fitness model. That model of course has seven elements, faith, exercise, diet, attitude, positive, imagery, music, and knowledge. On this episode, we're going to be talking about the important effect. Of Diet on our ability to fight disease to cure disease and and to keep us. Unhappy. Last week we cover the. Important element of positive imagery. I have to tell you I did receive a lot of comments about the positive imagery session, which was included in that podcast. And by the way if you want to listen to experience that positive imagery session. All you need to do is visit web radio today, Dot Com and then click on the audio burst paid and on the audio burs page Click on burst, eight dot one. That'll take you to the player. Get yourself in a nice quiet place and and push that play button and you'll be ready to go. One lert you that as part of our Diet discussion today I'm going to give you some help on keeping your weight under control while you're taking medications. That actually may cause you to gain weight. That's a difficult battle. Many of us are are dealing with right now and try to give you some ideas that that might help. And we will discuss today how beings can make us healthier beings. And then later in the PODCAST, I wanNA share with you. My thoughts on on what the Cross has in common with the rooster. One quick other note before we get started with a mini workout. And some cities right now. The covid nineteen restrictions have been lifted, and people are allowed to start going back to the gym. I WANNA share with you some advice from my friend Lisa hiscock. Some of you may remember Lisa. She was my partner when we did. The interval training are ex podcast? Her advice in this early phase of Jim Access, don't waste your time on any of the cardio machines, the treadmills, the cycling machines climbers rowers. It's summertime of the US. So do those types of cardio exercises outside? In the gym focus on the weight training machines. while. We're still not sure still worried a little bit about this covert thing, the best use of the gym. If you WANNA, go there, the best use for quickly getting in and getting out is forget about the cardio stuff. Focus on the weight machines, and of course help your Jim by doing all you can to wipe down. Keep those machines clean. Alright y'all ready for many workout. And this song, it'll get your moving so I want you to try real hard not to Overdo it. Our goal here is to get your heart rate up and to get you moving and any way that you can run walk dance anything that you can do right now to get your body moving. Perhaps you're sitting down right now. It's it's not possible not convenient for you to get up. We'll try to find some part or parts of your body that you can safely move and believe me this song. It's going to get us going. It's one of my favorite groups. They were big supporters of my podcast in the past out of the Chicago area. For Rona Rare. No way home. New. Way. Brainier down everybody your many workout. It's over, but you need to cool down, so keep moving but. Much slower as you. You get your heart rate down into the normal range. STOM- for us to start talking about your diet. At all rage else baby boomers and sixties and Seventies. More than ever in our lives. We needs to be focused on what we eat. Even if you OUGHTA healthiest sixty year old, seventy, old, healthiest one on the planet. You still need to focus on what you're eating. You want to extend your life. You want to be able to be more active. Continue to be more active. You want to maybe get better from or even get rid of whatever affliction. You might be dealing with right now. So here's the order of things I would suggest for you to do. If you want to get rid of whatever infection ailment disorder that you might be dealing with. Just planned to want to stay healthy stay active I. Pray to God. You need his help. You need to keep him involved in everything that you're doing second. Start taking whatever medications your doctor has prescribed. Make sure that that you take them as directed and and third. Focus on your diet. Of course there's other things that you need to be doing. We have seven. Disease Fighting and fitness model, but prayer. Medication and watching your Diet. These all the important I three things. If your doctor has already prescribed a specific diet for you. Make sure that you follow it. Leading Honest everybody if if you're trying to get or stay healthy, it's time right now to start thinking about your diet. I! Don't recommend specific diets tried many. Some have worked for me for a while. Some just didn't work at all. I've found that, just you. Working with your doctor knowing your weight. Your Body Mass Index. And then tracking, those numbers can pretty much manager. Your died on your own once. You're familiar with the basics. Strongly, recommend Dr, Oz book you on a diet. The book is available at the library. And if you want to buy the book when I have your own copy I have links to you on a diet on our library page web radio today. Dot Com, the important thing. Get started right now whether you're talking about the Bible or even other ancient philosophy, all of the. The ancients from way back in the past. They all believe one thing. One of the worst things was a person who lacked self discipline. Have, the self discipline to take control of what you eat. Many people are motivated to Diet especially young folks just because of a before and after pictures at Har Age. We need to be motivated to diet because we're trying to save our lives. The length of our lives depends on. How you can say that well, the day of our death has it's already been determined. And I suspect that might be so, but does that really allow for the free will that God gave us. What about the sins of our lives that? Sometimes can affect our life. Span the life span of others, a couple of verses from proverbs. This is twenty five sixteen. If you find honey. Just eat enough to much of it. And you will vomit. Proverbs twenty three one through three. When you sit down to dine with a ruler, no well, what is before you? Put a knife to your throat if you're given the gluttony. Do not crave his delicacies for that. Food is deceptive. Maybe overdoing it with with Bob versus here but. I WANNA. Make the point of how important it is both in God's eyes, and in your battled to get and stay healthy. To be focused on what and how much you eat. Let's take a break and and relax and enjoy today's featured Song I. Am so proud and excited to play are featured song today for you. It's sung by my cousin Michael King. From his one heart album Mike has such an amazing voice and I know you're really going to enjoy this record and then everybody after this featured song I'm GonNa Expound on my suggestion that beans help to make us healthier beings, and then later in the podcast, the cross and the rooster? Bright now all the Web Radio Today podcasts enjoy Michael King One heart. There's power numbers. I know that's true. Always starts with just one. and. It's up to me in new. One left can make a difference. One hot knows what's drew. Once that begins each journey. It isn't hard to do. One smile begins a friendship. And one took shows you can. One voice can speak with wisdom. One word starts each Breyer. So. You may be only one. Drew. Maybe can do everything. To the one thing you can do. See You WanNa van. Is just to faithful. When you truly do become. CanNot Be tone. If you looking for redemption. Just chat woman home. To follow one. Once mile begins friendship. One shoes you came. One Who is could speak with wisdom. One word starts each. Maybe only one. That you got hot this. Can't do everything. Do the one thing. You can do. Is Power Number's. No that's to. All begins with just. and. It's up to me and you. said to me you. Certainly. Michael King One heart the featured song on today's episode Michael's music. It's available on Soundcloud, and yes, you will hear him on future. Roads of web radio. Today Here is a web radio today. Skip Orem Diet. Truth beans can make you a more healthy human being. You know eating plan can really be sustained over the long haul if it's boring. As one of the main reasons that I don't recommend specific diets. Because well over time all these commercial diets, these new fancy diets. You hear about over time they they all seem to get really boring. If you plan to go on one of the popular diets out there today. No matter how healthy it is. If the food in that Diab-. If it doesn't have a lot of variety. If? It isn't satisfying. And if it's not exciting, it's really hard to stick with the DIA-. When I was first diagnosed with cancer, my wife and I. We immediately started looking at ways to further improve my diet. We came across a cookbook which I'm recommending. It's called the complete Mediterranean cookbook. It's just loaded with different types of foods and recipes that we'll. They're not only healthy, but very satisfying and exciting. I have a link to that book on the library. Page at Web, radio today DOT, com, a very important food staple, which is emphasized in that book is beings. Yes, that's right, everybody a web radio today skip on, truth. Is that beings will make us healthier beings. They offer so many health benefits. They're wooller. Healthy source of protein. They contain full late, which is essential in in making healthy red blood cells, beans are so rich in antioxidants. Studies have shown that people who consume beans regularly that they're less likely to die of a heart attack. No, I'm not suggesting eating only beings. Or I'm not even suggesting eating beans at every meal, but I want you to to just think about including beans in your overall diet, beans are also high fiber. And studies have shown that they can reduce the risk of cancer. They may even help to stabilize blood glucose levels, which can help prevent diabetes. So making a very true web radio today statement. Beans are really good for human beings. As you plan your Diet. Make sure the data diet includes beings. The cookbook that I'm recommending the complete Mediterranean cookbook. Will it has a ton of very very tasty, being recipes for all types of beans. Let me, say this again. I'm not advocating being Diab-. I just want you to to think about including them in your meals as often as you want. Beans are good for be. One of the challenges with weight control at our age. Is that many of us were taking medications that can actually cause us to gain weight. Medicines for diabetes anti-depression. Some blood pressure medications some heartburn drugs, and and there are a lot of others, and if we're taking any of these drugs with weight gain as a side effect. It makes the battle to maintain a healthy weight so much more challenging and difficult. So? How do we deal with us? We deal with it by using the same methods that you'd used to control your weight without the added side effects of medication, those methods exercise and eating a healthy diet. Anyone, who's trying to stay on a healthy diet needs to avoid too much sodium. especially if you're on steroids or anti-depressants, Everybody you have to pay very close attention to the amount of sodium in your food. You need to try to avoid processed foods. Can Foods snacks that are high fat foods, because all of these foods are very high in sodium, and it's a good idea to increase the amount of potassium in your diet. Eat foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, Spinach and our friends the beans. And another thing might want to suggest is that. If you know that a specific medication is causing you to gain weight. There's no harm in asking your doctor. If if there's alternative medications or treatments that that might not add the extra pounds. Some medications flat out. Increase your appetite. Now one way that that might help the deal with that. is by eating smaller but more frequent meals. And of course, stay active exercise, burn calories get quality sleep. Whether, it's medicines, or whatever has caused you to gain weight. Following our web radio today, fitness, model, faith, exercise, diet, positive, imagery, music, and knowledge, it'll help you stay fit and healthy and get you to a healthy weight. And by the way there are some positive imagery. Sound files out there that specifically deal with losing weight. And getting what might be an excessive appetite under control? I'm in the process of investigating those sound files right now and I hope to have some recommendations for you on future episodes of the Web Radio Today podcast. Like, many of you the cross. Is such an important symbol of my faith. The Crucifix Depicting Jesus Nailed to the Cross or Or just the plain cross without Jesus on it I find it comforting to have that symbol. Focus on it. And think about what Jesus did for us what he gave to us by his horrible death on the Cross on Good Friday and his resurrection on Sunday morning. He gave us new life and to me. Well, that's what the cross symbolizes. Not, only his suffering, but our new life in Jesus. Thinking about the cross looking at it, it helps me to keep his death in his resurrection always in the front of my mind. The. Suffering of Jesus endured. The suffering. He endured so that we might be saved that if we believed in. Him believed he was the son of God. Follow his teachings that we'd have eternal life. Jesus he bought and paid. For all of that for us suffering on the Cross and then his wonderful resurrection I was in Germany several years ago I was on a cruise. I! Don't remember if it was the Reiner Moselle. River, it doesn't matter as we went up that river looking at all the scenery. I was looking at the churches along the way, and it struck me. That some head crosses. At the top of their steeples, while others had a rooster. A friend on the cruise with me. told me that that there was sort of a pattern in Europe. Of crosses being on Catholic churches. And then the rooster on churches of the Protestant faiths. He didn't understand why the differences. But it caused me the to start thinking about this rooster thing I was thinking that other than the the roosters involvement with Peter's denial of Jesus I didn't really get the symbolism of the rooster. It interested me so I did a little research and I found that an Christianity. The rooster is actually a symbol of Jesus just like the lamb, and then in a in a lot of literature, the the rooster he has this darkness and light symbolism attached to him like Jesus. The rooster announces the light that follows the night. Think about this. The birth of Jesus meant the appearance of New Light into the world. The rooster on the weather Vane always faces into the wind. So it's sort of a symbol of Jesus facing into the sins and dangers of the world. I was thinking that of all the symbolism of a rooster. Account like the symbolism of the rooster announcing the new dawn. Own! Like the rooster. Announcing the new dawn Jesus death and resurrection. Announces Well it announces the new dawn of our new life with him in him. And everybody. Whether. It's though Rama's of the cross or or the new dawn being announced by the rooster. My invitation to you. Haven't done so already. Won't you come to the light? In Joy the new dawn. Leave the darkness and come into the light. Be Refreshed. Cover yourself with the light. This is your golden opportunity to have the past. Wiped Away Your sins forgiven. I'M NOT GONNA. Lie to your your your days and your nights. They might not be easier. Troubles. They're still going to be there. Those troubles of the world, they don't get wiped away, but now what what's happening is you're walking in the light. A New Dawn. And listen to this. Jesus is with you. He'll show you the way he'll. He'll come for you and Thomson, trouble. Forgive you when you get off track? You'll challenge to be a better person a Christian, a follower of Jesus walking in the light. The rooster is growing. The new dawn is here. Waiting for you. Wanted to walk out of the darkness, and to the light and accept Jesus Christ. As your Lord and Savior. There's no more time. Do it today. Experience the light. Feel the release acts Sept- The gift. On next week's episode of a web today podcast, I planned to spend just a little more time on diet, and then we move into the heart training part. Of the Web Radio Today Exercise Element. I hope if you are on this journey with me. This disease fighting and fitness journey that you've talked with your doctor about exercise and the fact that you're planning to start an exercise program yet. Your doctor's blessing and listen carefully to any special instructions. He or she might give to you. On future episodes later this summer we'll also focus on strength training as part of exercise, and also a lot more about attitude, music and knowledge. And we'll keep getting deeper and deeper into each of the seven elements, including maybe another positive imagery session and the fall I'm thinking about starting a web radio today, facebook page at some point, but for right now. I'm using my skips voice facebook page. As as kind of our facebook location for Web Radio Today. If you like that page on Facebook, you click that like button. You'll get. About anything important going on with web radio today between the podcast episodes and don't worry. I will not clogged your facebook feed with a lot of unimportant posts. That's skips voice s K. Ip Apostrophe S.. Skips voice on facebook. A. On everybody on a masking you for a personal favor. Tell your friends about the web radio. Today podcast and Web Radio Today Tom. Website this podcast is it's on all the major podcast platforms everywhere, so it's it's real easy to listen. And until next Friday. For the Web Radio Today podcast God. Bless you and goodbye, everybody.

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Premiums  Bill or Deposit?

Life Success

11:53 min | 1 year ago

Premiums Bill or Deposit?

"Welcome to the. Life Success Legacy podcast. We're glad you're here and we hope you enjoyed this episode. Hey welcome everybody back to life. Success Legacy podcast. My name is Chris Bain and joined by the founder of success in legacy the King Michael Everett. Actually his middle name is king which we think hilarious Michael King Everett. Hey good good hey I've always thought about life insurance premiums as a bill up until recently. Yeah Yeah And oftentimes people ask will win. Does my policy pay for itself so this whole mindset of not wanting to pay a premium because the mindset is a bill So what we talk about is thinking about our policy as a bank and if it's a bank and you're making deposits into that bank that's a good thing right Did you ever struggle with that mindset when you're first learning about ib see of your premiums being a bill or did that? Just come naturally to you. It was pretty natural for me because I I I recognized right away that if I put a dollar in and I had availability a dollar it was really just a pass through You know I think part of the The dilemma that we have to overcome so often is People's thinking in fact Nelson mentioned this every single time I saw him molly was alive. He would say it's really a matter of how you think. And so part of the. I guess a big dilemma that we have is educating people to think differently about the money flows in and out of their hands so getting back to the premium have been trained and we have been mentally programmed to think that you know our life insurance auto insurance Every kind of monies that are going out the door you are really bills but yet part of what Nelson did when he created the Infinite Banking System. Was He helped people understand that yes. It's whole life insurance. Yes you need to pay a premium but the great thing about it is. You're paying it into a system and it's called the infinite banking concept. You're you're owning your own banking system. Which just so happens to be a dividend paying whole life insurance policy so we teach people how to think differently about premiums which now we call him premium deposits. That's right so if a lot of times in our boot camps we talk about If we could take the participants in the boot camp rugged take their brains out for just a little bit and replace it with a bankers brain. Yeah and if you were making that deposit into a banking system that you owned and controlled and you got access to those dollars and the growth was never interrupted and oh by the way there was a death benefit attached just for kicks right. Would you want your premium. Deposits to be high or low is you can make ties. You can make him which I bring my personal experience. The we are designing ours. Oz making eighty grand a year rose as an elementary school principal and we started with four policies are cumulative premiums were fifty thousand dollars a year. Which sounds insane. It did sound insane but I also knew the sooner we started and the bigger we started the better would be long term. And what's interesting is we made it through that process we've utilized it and by the way we've added additional policy since that time so it works this next section for those of you who have not read becoming your own banker. I want to encourage you to get the book and read it. There's a section in about the middle of the book on page fifty three fifty four. It's called the equipment financing and the reason I want to bring this up is because of what we talked about earlier. Is that people see premiums for life insurance as a bill and so they want to know win. Win Is my policy pay for itself and what Nelson does in the book. Is he several examples? There's about a five different examples in there and this is a an equipment financing deal for a business owner. Mike can you just set it up just a little bit and it will do a comparison of the first equipment financing example and then the fifth one just for comparison while he takes a thirty year old business owner. Who just happened to be his nephew at the time and the nephew came to him said. Hey I wanna I wanNA or by life insurance policy but all I WANNA do. I WANNA pay my premiums for four years. So he wanted to pay forty thousand dollars a year for four years. So that's one hundred sixty thousand dollars. It just so happened that with that because of the way the policy was designed yet about one hundred fifty seven hundred fifty eight thousand dollars cash value available but then starting in year five. What he didn't want to do was he decided he. Just didn't WANNA pay premiums so really what he did was the four years. He paid premiums. He basically left the money on deposit with the Life Insurance Company and said Hey life insurance company take care of everything else if you just go down the down. The years he got paid sixty five eighty started to retire and he was pulling out ninety two thousand dollars a year in income. Yeah Yup and had two point four million dollars worth of life insurance and he did that. Age Eighty five and still passed on two point. Four million dollars. So so what he did. Is He paid premiums for four years equipping and then quit paint them. And then let the the internal cash iota of the policy. Pay Premiums from that point. That's correct and he's pulling up ninety two thousand dollars in retirement on Air MELODIA passive income at at age sixty Phya Yoga. So that's the first one he didn't use it for banking at all. No any didn't put any money into it at all after the first four years so now fast forward after someone like US gets a hold of says. Hey Man you're financing all this business equipment with the banks. You actually have a tool that you could utilize for financing your equipment right. That's right okay. So now take us to that. That that fifth equipment financing and after. He's learned all these things. What does he discover? Willy realizes that the more you use it the better it gets surreally. He had sixteen thousand dollars a month going out to finance his operation yet. Trump's he had tractors tree shears that he was doing in his logging operation. And so any off off when it all of a sudden dawn that he was able to shift in. If you've listened to any of our previous podcast we talk about outside debt. We talked about inside debt but he was already sending sixteen thousand dollars a month to the outside finance company. That's one hundred ninety two thousand dollars a year. And when he when it dawned on me started shifting trucks and tractors into the internal portion. So what he did was he. Utilized policy loans paid off outside. Daddy shifted inside debt and literally. He was paying. What was it? It was eighteen thousand dollars a year per truck for four trucks and then he also did one of his his tractors in there so he was paying himself a hundred and eight thousand of the hundred ninety two thousand dollars. That's what he was paying himself on an annual basis. So what he did was. He started to utilize the policy and he kept his money flowing through his policy with all kinds of options. I mean he was doing all kinds of fun stuff in there but the bottom line is he went from. I think it was ninety. Two Thousand Dollars to two hundred and twenty five thousand dollars a year in passive income from this policy and instead of yeah instead of a two point four million dollars I let me just tell you. It was five point two million dollars that he passed on at age eighty five so it's not uncommon for people who've read the book and they're looking at that they're saying how did he get in that fifth equipment financing example. How did he get the policy to grow that much more and through reading through conversations with Nelson through studying this? Really? What's going on is it's not that they got the policy to grow more. It's that the first example. He's cannibalizing his system. Just letting qazis using the money inside the policies what's not becoming what it really could become. Yeah but as you move towards the fifth example. What he's doing is as he turns outside debt into inside debt. Those debt payments are now paying premiums. Yup So he's not cannibalizing the policy and he's getting so much more out of it. He is pretty amazing. So obviously this this you would have to read. Nelson's book to understand a little bit about the equipment financing example but if nothing else maybe peaks a little bit of interest for our listeners. Bell DIG in and go back to Was that page fifty three fifty four yards. It's actually page fifty fifty three up to sixty two sixty three I WanNa read one sentence on the last page on sixty three. It says your behavior in managing the system is the most important factor in this entire equation. So you're saying it's not about the company it's not about the insurance company. It's not about ready to return. It's not about dividends. It's about your own behavior. It is absolutely unbelievable and where else in our financial world is the result based on our behavior. Nowhere feels pretty good to be that process that yeah well. Thanks for that discussion as pretty fun to dig into that a little bit to our listeners. Thank you for joining us as always. Please check out our website. Life Success Legacy Dot Com if you have not read Nelson Nashes Book. Get yourself a copy. You can get it on our website and dig into that equipment financing. It is packed full of learning We have read and reread and reread that book and we continue to learn more as we go forward. So thanks for joining US till next time

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Creating the Entity  Part 1 BYOB #20

Life Success

23:53 min | 6 months ago

Creating the Entity Part 1 BYOB #20

"Welcome to the life. Success and legacy. Podcasts were super excited. Taking on a worthwhile endeavor at like success and legacy our intention is to honor nelson nash. The man as well as the internet banking concept we're going to create a series of resources including podcast and test as a resource for others. Who wants to truly understand with depth and clarity. What dawson shared in his book. Becoming your own banker as well as many seminars and think tanks that we were fortunate to have attended during his life. who is this intended audience. Well we will use nelson ashes own words. It is written for the lane not for financial advisers but all life agents should be thoroughly knowledgeable of its content and practice so whether you are an individual part of a family a business owner or life insurance agent. This is free so sit back. Relax and we will walk you through becoming your own baker step by step so you can reference the parts you want to revisit at your own pace and we might have a little fun along the way. Hey welcome back to Another episode of the life success in legacy podcast. My name is chris bay. And i'm part of the team life success in legacy that gets to hang around with the founder of life success in legacy michael king everett. How are you mike this morning. Good morning chris bay harnesses. I don't know that's an old. We've robin williams movie we. We were scheduled to start this. Probably about twenty five minutes ago as is likely to happen on our team we delve off into life and support each other until stories and commiserate So we're we're starting our recording a little bit earlier or a little bit later than we had plans. That doesn't matter to you. The listener though on them so we have been making our way through nelson ashes. Book becoming your own banker and we have made our way all the way up to page thirty six in the fifth edition page. Thirty six is creating the entity So if you're listening in and you happen to have a copy of becoming your own banker recommend that you have it open and and just walk through this with us. why are we doing. This one is to honor nelson nash. And his life's work to is also tap into mike everett and his experience Having been mentored and knowing nelson and having heard nelson's presentations dozens and dozens of times so that we can add a little bit more color to reading the book And we hope that that's beneficial to people who are interested in ib see as well as Practitioners those who are teaching idc. So mike we're going to jump into creating the entity let me I kind of identify some of the key points or concepts that we're going to be touching on In this chapter creating the entity first of all one of the main ideas is we we assume or we now know that thanking and controlling your banking function is beneficial so going to kind of check the box on that. But then we're going to dig into a nelson digs into why whole life insurance and why does nelson it may be missed. Classified actually gonna talk about tomatoes and potatoes nelson does so we're going to He does touch a little bit on the whole concept of retirement and the history of that. I've got a few comments on that. Then he also take some time to talk about other life insurance products and his thoughts on those and a little bit of history related to that so mike to begin with Nelson starts off in creating the entity saying in designing life insurance policies. The beginning point is the work of actuaries the engineers of the whole process. Now we know that you have an engineering mind. I so for our listeners. This this detailed part of how the actuaries go about their businesses. Probably not at the top of the list of mike everett's priorities zero. But the reason we talk about this the reason nelson talks about his whole life. Insurance is the place to store your money. And why why is it safe. Why is it one of the best places that we can store our money so mike. Let's jump into this a little bit Can you just kinda talk about when actuaries do their job. And you know they're pulling together data because that's really what they're doing they're trying to find out winner people gonna die. They can't tell you who's gonna die right bill. You win and end. What how they use that information to create a really safe place for us to store our money well so actuaries and you know we're going to give you broad just broad ideas so actuaries which are really engineers a whole life insurance they are they use a table. Call the cfo mortality table but when they create these things they use data on ten million selected. Lives i mean it's a bunch so they can accurately tell you how many people are going to die in a particular year now the the table. That's on page thirty. Six nine thousand nine hundred fifty eight. I'm going to show it just so people have an image of what they're looking at. Yeah nine hundred fifty eight so can tell you how many people are going to die at age. Forty five sixty five eighty but yet these mortality tables are created on an age span of up to one hundred now. The newer mortality tables are up to one twenty one twenty one so keep in mind. This is really just a table that tells you when people are going to die in how many people are going to die in a particular year. Now i will tell you that. I was talking to an older agent one time and i love stories by the way. So we're going to jump into a quick story. He had gone to his I believe it was his fiftieth high school reunion. Now this guy was an actuary. all type guy. He had an engineer's mind. I'm gonna tell you what he did. He took statistics down and found out that these actuarial tables were almost one hundred percent right. So you know that's that to me just tells me that these actuaries these engineers of in the life insurance industry. They kind to know what they're doing. Which makes even what we do. Even more beneficial for the client because as we're designing policies and creating the system and creating the entity. We're going to be able to help. People think through of the the wise that they might participate in the infant banking concept. When mike looking at this table. I think you described it as either a pregnant snake or snake eating a rabbit or something else. It's skinny on the ends. But there's this love middle with the exception of prior to age twenty one. There is a significant amount of folks that that pass away prior to age. Twenty one relatively speaking Those are kind of outliers in it. But i think that image tells us why are. Ibc policies are sufficient especially for those people who are kind of in that age bracket of you know thirty thirty five all the way up to say age. You know fifty fifty five that range. Those are some of the most efficient policies because seventy five percent of the people who make it to what is at age forty five or something like that are still alive. They're still alive cigarette and five so don't really dying. During that time period those are super efficient policies. The it also speaks to the fact that we look at the number of of folks. Call them kids that die. Prior to age twenty one it is significant which we always encouraged our clients to start policies on kids asap. Once they get to fifteen days old. Get a policy on them. Because you know when they're going to become uninsurable or something horrible may happen. Yeah okay so when they're collecting this information they're not just grabbing people off the street they they've got selected group that they're they're tracking this data right. Yup the do. Yeah so if you've got cancer or some other kind of health issues heart disease you're not included in this bunch and that's part of their underwriting processes well is that's why sometimes people get denied is they don't they're not a safe bet so to speak for the life insurance company will and you know there. I can't tell you time and time again. You know when we do somebody somebody come in. And they're being underwritten and they come back and they helped some sort of health issue you know. We we teach the infinite banking concept. But we are life insurance guns and and i have to reiterate not just to myself to my client. This is life insurance so it's the life insurance company that is going to issue a life insurance policy. So what they want to do is they wanna make sure that these people are going to go down the road. They don't really want people to pay premiums in five ten years from now di frei. So they're they're doing this. They're doing their due diligence in under under underwriting before the issue the policy and that's awesome because for us when we're thinking about it for banking we want the company to be very secure and safe and reliable with our money. Yes we knew. They have been able. They've been doing this. Four hundred eleven hundred twelve years right. And so they kinda got the system down there super-safe. They're super predictable. I'm now at the top of the second column on page thirty six and nelson's talking about Kind of the the operations of the company and how they use this data and all that stuff He he brings up dividends again and he says if mortality experiences better than than indicated by the mortality table than it will reflect that fact by better dividends and how do we define dividends mike return premium right so if they did better than expected and less people died anticipated. The company did well so they return those those premiums to us in the form of a dividend which is not taxable those away by the that's an irs definition. That's not in the life insurance industry. That's an irs definition. So those are not taxable by the way also reinforces why as abc practitioners. We are. We signed the paper. Says we will only work with mutual companies for this is again dividends with a mutual company. Come back to the policy owners not to any stockholders and trying to stock held company. Those those dividends go to the stockholders so nelson finishes up that paragraph. he says in fact the substantial increase in dividends paid by companies can be attributed mostly to better mortality experience in the past several decades and the reason being is because people are living longer. That's right that's right so okay so now we jump into next next paragraph there. He's talking about out of a hundred out of the original thousand had died age. Forty five and out of those remaining. Seventy five percent are still alive at age. Sixty five k. And they start getting into life expectancy. What have we seen with. Life expectancy is gone bigger. I mean people are taking better care of themselves. We've got better medicine. We've got better medical facilities. I mean we've got a specific Doctors introduce specific things. I mean it's different than when When i was a kid. I mean when somebody got cancer when i was a kid. Guess what they died. They don't have the specialists like they they have today so we know for a fact in these tables will actually show this. That people are gonna live longer. People are taking better care of themselves. People have stopped smoking. They stopped eating well bad stuff. I can't say that myself but You know they're so there's been a a giant increase longevity that that's just easiest. Well that's what nelson says. Yeah so so longevity. This brings up an interesting topic If people are living longer and yet in our minds what is the average age that people typically think about in terms of retirement. Sixty five eighty five. That's me so that hasn't changed right changed and yet we're living longer yup right so so nelson speaks to that and we've talked about in previous podcast about how the term retirement out of his The now he's totally in favor passive income which is really. I think a lot of times what people mean by retirement is the freedom to step away from having to work for their income. He's totally in favor passive income but the whole idea of retirement He's not necessarily favorite. He gives a little bit. He touches a little bit historically on here. Which made me do some additional research. you know how i am. I feel the we've shared in some of our live boot camps. I won't share at all but Actually the whole idea of this age sixty five goes back to germany. Yup the chancellor back in eighteen eighty three He had a problem in germany because mark marxists were threatening to take control of europe. What he did is he said. Hey any nonworking. German over the age of sixty five. I'm going to give you a pension. Okay here's the thing. Though penicillin hadn't been invented yet right. The nobody was living past the age. Sixty five he wasn't. He wasn't a dummy right and yet that age. Sixty five has transitioned to across the world. Actually nineteen thirty five president franklin. Eleanor roosevelt signed the social security. Act in law. It was attacks implemented to help fund the program and it was supposed to be short term ray so so much for the short term peace but that gives a little bit of the history of how we think about it. And what what we're actually doing is we're taking people so for example like ever. Let's just say that you're sixty five your there yup and you just hung up and said i'm done. I'm going to go play goal from hanging out with my grandkids. And i'm not going to contribute. I'm not going to be a sage. I'm not gonna contribute my experience. My knowledge my learning gained from nelson nash. I'm not gonna do these podcasts. I'm not going to mentor. Young coaches a not gonna teach clients. Who are interested in. Ib see what a loss we will. My gosh i'll just tell you by you saying all that stuff. It catches my breath. Because i realized that in my life right now these are my most productive years an and you know god has given me the ability to be able to communicate this this concept of people to be able to give people hope to be able to give people the thought that the just that there is possibility of freedom in their in their In their financial world and for me to just kind of disappear often the earth and go play golf or do whatever. I think how sad and you know. That's really the reason why they ended up creating this whole idea of retirement at age sixty five. Let's get these old people out of here but yet this was the age when they were the most productive and by the way when they did. This people were only living to about age. Sixty one during this time period when this was all created but now people are living. Holy cow seventy five eighty five. We've got ninety year old people that are still in great health. I mean i think about this guy out and winter kansas. He was ninety years old and still running races. I mean he wrote a book at age one hundred about him running a race. And i'm going holy cow. I hope i'm that guy. I said to my kids the other day. I said i'm thinking one twenty one twenty one. I think i'll still kicking it around. I'd like to be you know me. I'm not competitive from. I'd like to beat the graphs and the charts. That's all i'm interested in winning on and when you look at Systems that have been set up if if they're based on age sixty five as a retirement even sixty seven. It's really based on a faulty premise. At and that that is part of what gets us into trouble just really actually across the world financially so just just some things to to get people thinking about. Where does the age of sixty five come from an and my observation of people that have bought into that age sixty five retirement and they quit or even at age sixty two and they're starting to look ahead they're like oh i've just got three more years than i can retire those kinds of things what i see is they start to drop off physically mentally. They're not engaged. They lose purpose in life so when we talk with people were like hey tell us when they mentioned retirement we say what does retirement look like for you really what. They're meaning is having flexibility freedom of choice. We're like you don't have to wait until age. Sixty five for that arrived. It's your ib system going. You can have flexibility and freedom in choice way earlier than have passive income. So let's start talking about what you really want life to look like for you. You know one of the things that i always always say when we're talking to clients about the whole retirement issue. I want to say okay. So they created the the pension plan they then they changed the name to retirement plan and then they changed it to the 401k in the midst of that what they did was the employer was originally responsible for the pension plan and all of the details of that. Then they change it to the retirement. Planning they took half of. It was the the employers responsibility the other half was the employees and then they change into the 401k and they dumped the entire thing on the responsibility of the employee now that means that all of these investment opportunities and things that they've got going on inside the retirement plan his a employees responsibility. Not do any of these employees understanding besting none of them. Well am generalizing you know. Because some of them take a real interest in going and find out. Where do i put my money. And how do i get really working. That ninety nine percent of them are going to go. I'm just going to let the investment company the benefits company. Hang onto this. And then they retire. So mike My comment too. Many many people is go. Talk to some guys between the age of sixty five and seventy five years old right now and see how how they feel about their 401k or their retirement package. I think people's eyes will be completely open. So your comment that this whole thing was actually created on a faulty premise. Is exactly correct. So what we've gotta do. Is we as infinite banking. People are helping people think beyond the sixty five year age but yet help them create this kind of freedom and flexibility in their lives today. Yes so as. They're building their plan. They even build in more flexibility and more freedom as time goes along because what's happening is we're designing and creating this plan. That's not going to work for him just right now but it's going to be unbelievable down the road. Yeah sorry went off on a tangent as it will you know. It's it's right in our lane because we love what we get to do. Yup and. I don't imagine a time when i would stop doing this. It might look different. I may have different roles and things like that. But why would i stop doing this. Why would i stopped contributing in sharing this concept with people. And i know you feel the same. Oh my goodness so We're going to wrap up this section of the podcast and we're going to turn around and get started right away with the next part of it. But i want to end with this nelson. Says he wants read that simpson. The creator of the templeton fund. Who quote retired at eight. Eighty is now doing only charitable work and working harder than ever. He says he made the observation. That all should plan on working to at least age seventy before considering retirement. The most productive years are being wasted as you mentioned earlier him. Yeah hey thanks for joining us. We're gonna jump right back into this for our next podcast trying to break it up into small chunks for you guys. And if you don't have a copy of nelson ashes book or any of the others you can find a variety of resources on our website at life. Success legacy dot com. We appreciate you. Taking the time to walk through nelson's book with us and and honored him the man as well as his ideas. Thanks for joining us. We'll catch you next time.

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Happy Birthday Nelson

Life Success

11:00 min | 7 months ago

Happy Birthday Nelson

"Hey we want to welcome you guys back to another edition of the life success in legacy podcast I'm chris bay joined with the founder and king of life success and legacy. Actually michael king everett. His actually is king. Believe it or not here. We go still fulfilling prophecy right there. Oh you have no idea. We're recording this actually On the week of nelson nashes birthday. Mike would have been his ninetieth birthday big nine. Oh telling you and actually the The anniversary of his passing this month as well. So it's a pretty big month here in march and We thought we do something. A little bit different We've been going through nelson's book becoming your own banker kind of section by section and really capturing the content but also getting mike's comments because he followed a new nelson so well to give a little bit more color and flavor to what it says and print on the book but today what we wanna do is celebrate nelson and so what we're going to do is a little bit of intro little little Sharing of memories and And then what we wanna do. Is mike crawford behind the scenes. Who who makes us look good and sound. Good mike crawford's gonna Which the this is nelson nash. You guys can can access that if you haven't watched that i think are intent today. Is we focus so much on what nelson said but today what we wanna do is focus on who nelson was and that is the man behind the message. So mike you you've known nelson For a long time the win. If you were to describe to somebody who's never met nelson which is going to happen a lot and we're going to ask you. What was it like knowing nelson nash. What would you say about nelson. How would you describe him. Well you have often referred to me as a sage as a A guy who is just well. I have responsibility and nelson felt that responsibility. And he's kind. He's thoughtful. He was full of just an intense amount of knowledge that included history and biblical history but There would be times when His stories you had become so engrossed in his stories that you would almost be lost in the fact that he had so much information going on inside his brain that you would go. Golly how in the world. Da keep that much information stored fm. So i i loved just listening to his stories over and over and over we were on a We are on a conversation the other day with one of our abc buddies up in canada. Richard canfield and it was funny. He pointed out like you can ask nelson direct question that you're expecting like a yes or no or you know some kind of direct russian and he would go into some kind of a parable or an analogy or something. He was famous for teaching those concepts with stories. And i think the reason why he used those stories is because he wanted you to do some investigation. He wanted you to dig deep to dive down to find out the answer so that when you are the next in line to share the story their ads total credibility with the answer that you are about to provide earliest hot just parroting something you heard actually had to dig in and figure it out for yourself now. He's always there. He was always there to support the think through it but he wanted you to earn that knowledge. He drove me crazy like that. And you know how i am. Probably more than anybody when it comes to You know i can rattle this stuff off right off the top of my brain but boy when it takes time to really dig down and to get into this that is not my forte but yet nelson created something within me that wanted me to be able to begin to learn to began to really Akash i don't even know what the word is to be able to utilize the kind of information but yet knee read me. Learn me dig in me. Do all of these different things because the crispy as the mike crawford's the fill in the blank are on the horizon. I mean this was all happening before you guys even came into the picture and now of sudden i realize in and we said this to richard the other day the huge responsibility that i have we have to be able to do this for Others as they come alongside us and wanna learn more about ib. See one of the characteristics that i Really admired about nelson. It's he could be an entire room full of hundreds of people but during the time that he was having a conversation with you is like nobody else existed drive. He was so dialed in to them and asking questions and and sharing stories and things like that is really a quality that i observed an admired. And don't have it down by any stretch but it's something to to work towards for sure mike. What was it like for you. The first time you watched in that theatre with our team down in birmingham alabama. What was it like watching the documentary for the first. Viewing this is nelson nash. Gosh you did this on purpose. I guess the fact that you know. I was i was alongside nelson in what i would call the early days of. I b c. In that. I felt like i was on this journey with him You know i. I have to go back to two thousand and six when i met nelson and i know that just doesn't seem like very long ago but in the in our infinite banking world. It's a while ago. Yeah and so. As i was watching the movie and listening to the stories again and hearing some of the things that nelson even some of the the the early early days of when he was learning about. Ib see in implementing an is in his own life there was a real sense of Golly i know this guy. I've had dinner with him. He is he has come to my home And then of course if you if you really were paying attention to the movie in different features and they showed that picture in his office where the painting was. My wife actually did a watercolor painting of nelson with With scripture on it so it it really it was very very near and dear to me and then with his passing of the next year it was just like oh my gosh. I remember when nelson was coming to lawrence to do one of his his seminars. And you know we wanted to bless him in some way we wanted to give gift or do something man. We went round and round trying to figure out. What could we do. And i'll tell you. What shoutout to linda everett and her sister painting abilities because where we landed was you know nelson needs stuff. He doesn't he didn't want that but for someone to take the time the The skill talent and the heart that went into that you know. We had the idea but linda's the one who actually made it become a reality. Is that people are watching the documentary I thought that was really cool. That i was in the documentary. Keep an eye out for that For linda's painting on the wall Was really fun. To present that to nelson. Mike gone on. Nelson's birthday week anything else. You wanna say before we Wrap up and let people watch the documentary. I guess I miss him missing dearly. Missed the text messages. The phone calls the wisdom the just every once in a while i needed to have a kick in the pants. He knew how to do that and he knew how to do that for me. In a way that would motivate me to be able to push forward in different areas of my life. Not just i. B c but personally and spiritually and as a man as a husband and father and a grandfather now so I hope to someday be able to emulate the kind of things that nelson his deposited in me awesome. Hey from lawrence. America at life success and legacy. Happy birthday nelson nash. Happy birthday nelson.

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Create Your Own Banking System Pt.2  BYOB #10

Life Success

23:43 min | 1 year ago

Create Your Own Banking System Pt.2 BYOB #10

"Welcome to the life success in Legacy podcasts. We're super excited. We are taking on a worthwhile Endeavor at life success and Legacy Our intention is to honor Nelson Nash the man as well as the infinite banking concept. We're going to create a series of resources including podcasts and test as a resource for others who want to truly understand what she kept and Clarity what else and shared in his book becoming your own Banker as well as the many seminars and think-tanks that we were fortunate to have attended during his life. So long is this intended audience. Well, we will use Nelson Nash's own words. It is written for the Layman not for financial advisors, but all live agent should be thoroughly off. Knowledgeable of its content and practice. So whether you are an individual part of a family a business owner or a life insurance agent, this is for you. So sit back relax, and we will walk you through becoming your own Banker step-by-step so you can reference the parts. You want to revisit at your own pace and we might have a little fun along the way. Hey, welcome back to the life success in Legacy podcast. My name is Chris Bay joined here with my friend and business partner. Michael King Everett. How are you? Mike Kelly be good, you know good morning and we are on the first page in in Nelson. Nash's book becoming your own bank or sorry the first page of the chapter called creating your own banking system through dividend-paying life insurance. We got started on the last podcast and made it through part of it. But this this chapter is packed full. So we're on page twelve or one of the 5th edition. And we're we're starting is the second full paragraph where it says the engineers and life insurance are known as actuaries and during the section of the book bag Nelson does is he really starts breaking down? How a life insurance company Works how a life insurance policy is created some of those those processes and things that he referenced earlier. With the the teaching on code generation and so now what we're going to do is talk into some of those details of how this works. So my can you kind of talk us through a little bit what Nelson talking about as a life insurance companies and policies are designed. Well, it really all starts with the engineering of the policy. And of course, he talks about actuaries actuaries are really just Engineers one of the examples that he uses even in the paragraph prior to that is automobiles, you know automobiles. You got the same exact cars coming down the line and let's just say that you and I get the same exact vehicle same exact features everything. The bottom line is the performance of that car is going to act differently because of the way we drive the car. And so he uses the example. Some people are going to get two or three hundred thousand miles out of it. Some people are going to get 50,000 miles out of the vehicle, even though they're the same exact vehicle. So how you drive the car and care for it as far more important than anything else keep this thought in mind as we look further into the life insurance plan. So in the midst of all of that, you've got the actuaries, these are the guys that design the policy that they put it with they they deal with ten million selecting a live show out of those ten million selected lives. They can tell you how many people are going to die every year very very often accurately. They're not going to tell you who's going to die, but they can tell you the the numbers of people that are going to die. So if that's if that's the idea then what they're doing then after the actuaries of figured all that out, then they throw the thing over to the lawyers and the rate makers and they figure out how much they're going to charge for this particular product. Now once this thing is turned over to the lawyer's they create a legal and binding contract this contract then is what they call a unilateral contract that means there's equal thoughts and this and that that they put with a particular contract. the company then when they create this you neural unilateral contract is as long as we as owners of the contract with certain standards and and meet our premiums and do certain things then really what happens is The company will pay. Yep. So yeah, so essentially it's that's a broad broad picture right there. It's it's really a if we do this they will do that. That's the unilateral contract is it's a promise between to private entities. Yep between off and the company and it's a contract that says as long as we do our part they're going to do their part. That's correct. And the piece that I love about it is and well is that off if you look at the contract we are the owners. Yeah, and that's very important. I never went passed out a little bit but there's also the the cogeneration part of this in that there is a church staff. There is a system. There are people already in place when I call to take a policy loan. That's like a loan repayment. There's already a staff. That's all wrong. Established. It's not on my payroll. It's on their payroll. I'm just getting to use them. That's that code generation piece. Yep. Okay. So Nelson says read the contract and it will tell you very plainly that you are the owner of the contract not the company. So that's why is that so important? Well because we get to make all the determinations and we get to make all of the the things happen that we want to happen in our financial life. And that's where the utilization of the dividend-paying whole life insurance policy really it leans heavily to the benefit of the owner of the contract and that is the most important person in the entire picture. So let's just contrast that with some other Financial entities take a bank for example, the money that we deposit in the bank. Do we have total control first rights access to that money? Not necessarily not all the time. You look back at we've referenced this month It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and the bank the Savings and Loans shut down and they weren't given out deposits. Well, it's the same thing that can happen with banks. Yep. Yep, and and there's other institutions, you know, if you invest money in certain entities, it's not completely up to you. There are other people that can come in and shut the doors or change the rules and those kinds of things as well. I mean just as an example, you know, let's back in my teaching days. I had money in a 403b right off tirement system. I had money in the Kansas Capers, Kansas Public retirement system. I was not in control of the rules of either of those entities for exam. I get down the road to the time when I'm going to retire and the government decides to raise taxes the tax rate on that. I had no control over that. Zero they can change the rules that any time they want. So the fact that we are the owner and we have first rights and we control and it's a unilateral contract that they use huge in using dividend-paying whole life insurance. Okay, let's turn over to page twenty-two. Now it starts talking about some of the responsibility is talks about the owner must make payments into the plan. They own the company the hired help must put the money to work in order to produce the benefits that are promised. That's one of the questions a lot of people have as okay the companies going to put that money to work if we don't use it. Can you talk about one? Why is it that we get access to that money? To why is the money why is our policy continuing to grow even though we take loans against it and then also power companies investing our dollars if we aren't using it for loads. Well, first of all, the owner has 100% rights to whatever Equity the policy has so but you get so many people that will ask us you know, what is the company doing with that money? Well, first of all, it's a life insurance plan. I'm going to get down to some Basics here. It's a life insurance plan. We have certain premiums that we have to make we call and premium deposits because of the way we engineer the life insurance policy for the client with that money. Once we make a premium deposit the company then has a specific responsibility to go out and invest those dollars now Club. Mind we use. Mutual Life Insurance companies that means that we as policy owners are also a part owner or a stock holder with that particular company. So if I'm a stockholder with a particular company, do I want them to make money? Absolutely. Yeah, so I want them to go out and invest them dollars. To make money because eventually I've got two things that are going to happen. Number one. I'm going to die. So I want that company to be able to make payment to my beneficiaries in the death benefit that I have available number two because I am a stockholder a policy holder in the company. They're actually going to pay me dividends. So I want them to make money so in both of those scenarios Me has the stock holder and owner in the company. I want this company to make money because both of those things benefit me and my family. Pretty pretty simple. I think yeah. So what are the kinds of things that life insurance companies invest in super conservative stuff off the bond just simple stuff. They they they put money in Ultra conservative blue-chip stocks. They're not going to go off and put any of our money at risk to where you know Nelson used to talk about see-through malls. They you know back in the day when Real Estate was on on the big big rise people would go out and they would they would Finance giant malts. Well, let me tell you what giant malls are not a kid anymore. And so those are I would call those loss-leaders. You're just going to lose tons of money and you think about what's going on in our in our society you go down towns you go to a gym. Calls and stores are empty because in this crazy Financial world that we live in things are losing tons of money. So once again back to the insurance company, they're putting money into ultra-conservative guaranteed places to make money, even at even if it's a low low interest interest that they're getting they they still make money. Yeah. They that's the thing that was so attractive to me with this whole concept and there's various things that really fit wage for me. But one was I didn't want my money going into something like a 403b or whatever where it's invested in the stock market where there were that money is at risk and I saw that first choice and we're teachers were losing their life savings because the market took a hit. Yep, and and so, you know, I didn't know about IBC at the time but the fact that it off, Life, my money is sitting safe inside a life insurance company that is not taking risks. They just you're getting steady upward Trends with their Investments That was attractive to me. Now if I want to go out and risk some money and invest in something else. I can take a loan against my policy and go do something a little more speculative, right? Absolutely. But that is not the purpose of my policy my policy. I want it to be there. I want to be safe and I want to grow steadily and that's what it does for me. Yeah. It's like like a marathon. We're just going to go easy. Okay. Um that Nelson and jumps into the the the contract the policy and he says, it'll play it plainly states that the owner outranks every potential borrower and access to the money that must be lent and what we can borrow is a hundred percent of his equity in the contract. So talk about you mentioned earlier are our premium deposits down. Yeah, so we're starting to talk about how we can take loans against the policy unpack that a little bit for us. Well, one of the the the hurdles I'll just say that we have to overcome. It seems like many many of the times is you know after I've made a premium payment or a premium deposit how much can I borrow money we get this all the time. Well, we're going to go back to some simple rules again Nelson Simple Rules. Number one, you got to think long-term. So if we are thinking about any investment and part of the problem is if you go back to the 80s the 90s and even the early 2000s used to be able to invest something and see a a return like overnight it seemed like but then 08 hit and then reality happened and now all of a sudden even the stock market doesn't do what you think. It should any investment that yep. Really wanting to do doesn't perform quite the way you think it should so when we're talking about the equity of a life insurance policy. So keep in my life. It's still life insurance. It has everything to do with how we engineer or reallocate the premium dollars. So what we're doing is we're creating a system to where the equity will slowly grow over time and that because we are the owner of the life insurance contract we have first rights off. Of any Equity that is inside that policy so Nelson Always correlated the life insurance policy to starting a business. And and if we look at it from a business standpoint, how long does it normally take a business to become profitable? Well, I'm going to say anywhere from five to ten years. So the equity is going to be a slow growth. But yet we still have access to any of the faculty that is available against the policy. I kind of think of it as like if you break it down for the average American out there who has a mortgage. Right? Right. They're they're paying their their their off their payment their home mortgage payment be monthly basis and a percentage of that is going to interest a percentage of that is going towards the principal and that perhaps will starting to build equity. That's the part of the house that they own so as they make those payments over the years, they're building more and more equity and and the bank will actually allows them to take a loan against that Equity. What's the same thing with a life insurance policy you're making premium deposits into your policy your building the equity in life insurance check all that cash surrender value. We call it cash value, but that cash surrender value is what you own what is in there that is your equity and you can take loans against wage. That for any reason that you want you don't have to tell the life insurance company what you're doing with it? No, you don't even borrow against your policy to pay the premiums which that really throws people for a loop you're saying that I can borrow money against my policy and turn around and pay my premiums with that money and it'll still grow that really that really throws people. Okay. So, so, yes, the the owner outranks every potential borrower. Yeah, and you talked a little bit about how how much they can get access to and that's really the equity that I built up now. This pool of money is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger and when we talk about the pool of money, we're talking about the life insurance companies pool of money. Right? Right. That's right. We have access to a portion of that based on how much we put into it but it does say, you know from time to time a policy owner will pass away somebody's going to write and so um doesn't happen very often but when it does the company pays the beneficiary from the pool of money and the cost of doing so is allocated among the policy owners on an equitable basis pretty much straightforward. It is it is very straightforward. Then he talks about the hired help the administrators being paid for their work can't run a business without hired help, you know, all those kinds of things off one. One of the questions that people often times ask is when they start their policy. Let's say they put in $10,000 in their annual premium right and they get access to a game. A percentage of that in available loan value and sometimes they go. Well, why don't I get access to the full ten thousand that I just put in. Okay, talk about that a little bit from a life insurance company's perspective. Why aren't they going to give us access to the full ten thousand right away. Well, it's just like starting up a business. There's the cost of doing business, you know, when we when we do an application and we send it into the company. There's there's underwriting. There's the cost of the exam to make sure that they're healthy enough to get the life insurance plan and all of this is happening behind the scenes, by the way with the hired help and the administrators at the life insurance company. And after the policy as is fully under it took exams done and they say hey, yeah. This is a good risk, then they they Struck the life insurance policy then they send the policy out and then the guys who actually did the work actually get paid off. So in the midst of all of that there's some upfront costs. So I always correlate it to starting in business. You know, I'm going to use I've gotten into my office biking lately. So I'm going to use a a bike store. So how important is having an inventory if I'm going to have a bike store will number one. I've got to have a location number to I got to buy a bunch of inventory number three. I've got to have bought some accessories for the bike there. So there's a whole bunch of costs that so many people don't see in the midst of that so long I got to get back to some Basics here. It's a life insurance policy. So if you paid your premium in the very first month And you died. Would you want the equity or would you want the death benefit portion of that? Well, you're going to want to benefit. Yeah, because it's the bigger number. So the cup he says that even if you pay a monthly or an annual premium, they will still pay the entire death benefit of whatever that particular premium purchased for life insurance. So there is a whole lot of behind-the-scenes costs over time, but the great thing about it is over a long time. If you continue to pay your premium the value or the equity of your policy continues to get bigger no matter what life engineered to get better every single year. Yeah, we're going to get into that I think on our next episode of of our podcast is wrong. All this thing gets more efficient every single year just the important piece just to summarize from this podcast is these policies are designed life where if we do what we've signed up for the company's going to do what they're signed up for it gets better every year and the owner is the most important position and you are the owner of your life insurance policy you get access to those dollars when you want and if not, then the company's going to go and invest them safely for you and they gets better every single year or so. All right, Mike. Thanks for joining me. This is a fun chapter to get into some of the nuts and bolts of IBC and how whole life insurance policies and companies operate will pick up in our next Edition till then check us out at life success and Legacy, and we've got additional podcasts. We've got interviews with clients name. And get a copy of either the case for IBC or becoming your own Banker again. That's at life success Legacy. We'll catch you next time.

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Juwairiyah Motiwala : Science of Baking, Business in Quarantine, Mental Health and the Power of Journaling

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Juwairiyah Motiwala : Science of Baking, Business in Quarantine, Mental Health and the Power of Journaling

"Welcome to the podcast where I ask annoying questions to a set of people who are brought together and these people are of different skill sets and. Through these questions, both of us try to find what makes each other click and hopefully I can help someone in the audience find out what makes them click to? The. Beauty of being human as being humid and my podcast attempts to get that. Hello Hello. Hello Dirty I'm job one of the most islanders and creative people I know who has never backed on. Bennett comes to satisfy improvement I feel very comfortable talking to her. We'd let me finish the formal introduction. I. I feel very comfortable talking to her because I can talk about anything and even though she is younger me, she's probably ten years moment shorter than me and I I found myself had bingo through a lot of things in her life because I had been through similar things and I became somewhat of a mentor to her. But the main point is that her cookies are probably the best in the world. So why come to show you? Introduction tanks. For Having Me Okay Hi do hello to all the listeners. my name is Julia. A Spelling. So sometimes, I go by Julie Dan. Letters but. Yeah. So yeah. What says bass key very accurate except for the That made me sound like an old woman. Okay. Okay, that's not how it works but thank you. Thank you I. Really Nice. But the he's been kind of from. A mentor to me and many things many many many things and I think that's one of the parts. Do you want me to start blocking in your social account right now. No me is love shameless self. Promotion okay. So Yeah like not you know it's all about confidence. It's all about. But yeah. Okay. So Just a little background about myself on like he said over mention about my cookies. Thank you by I, love baking. and. so much so that what started as a hog the is now my joys of could you? And I have an instagram page called miscellaneous by Jewish so that I S C e, l. l. e. n. y. by Julie, J. W. I which basically means I focused on. Various things, miscellaneous things. So the spades I started out as. something that I was interested in like something I would boast that I'm interested in. So whether it was music colleges photography and stuff like that. But I do realize I could release show kids might begin gallant as well. So, you can find a range of baking and cooking stuff that I enjoy and. You've got so far from that I'm really into photography and videography as well. So I'm kind of honing on those skills every day as I go marching with. My making tool minds to grand page. That's basically go follow he. Don't put it in the description for one at. Yup, and I feel I feel. It was very nice of you to mention that the you can combine photography and baking by through instagram account and I think that just brings out of very important point about running up agents social media. It's that you're not supposed to be talented or near one thing is supposed to be good at a couple of things because died really brings out the best. So one hundred percent, and you know the thing with social media is one of the good parts about social media is that. It's all you know whatever side that your showing will be. That's it does nothing on there's no miscommunication or and Edwin translation your audience because what you show is what they will see. And? Feel confident in doing that than were just go ahead with their. Yawn and that usually comes out with brands like personal pages. I can go on a whole different Ryan. Our people have pushed like displaying different personalities on social media but Going then. That's a different topic. Happy talks. I. have been following your age a lot of this and. I saw. I saw recently like you've started today date orders unlike deliver them and things that. Yeah. Okay. So actually on exaggerate interesting story. 'cause fun fact you guys I am really horrible accident. Okay, and it kind of. Me and I'm I always. Previously I'm talking about on. Okay. So when I mention this, it's kind of like a of before quarantine adoring quality. So 'cause you know that's good. Enough I mean the line I would say that kind of changed everything not only for me but for everyone and I guess this is just a little about. How that line kind of change for me I mean how? Young night. So I would always believe in I've never taken like an economics class in school like I've always been a science student 'cause that's what just ingested me. But I was never like I never even. Business or something like that. So I always thought I lacked the sense of it. Maybe that this was not the time to start something simply because I did not have the knowledge about it. So young and then So what happened was that in the middle of quantity was one of my students both days and you wanted to do something for him animated cupcakes and cookies, and it was surprised. So like water natured with one of his family member wasn't gonNA delivered and he was happy in a couple of weeks later. He told me about how everyone in his family really love the cookies especially. And he kind of nudged me in this deduction. So he said you know I wouldn't mind. I would love it. If you would make some wouldn't mind being slaughtered. I stopped for a second like I'm don't like exaggerating but. Imagine so I stopped for a second and I'm like OK. P can this may be are willing debate but okay, these talks that rental my head because you know if one person is doing the fees a close friend of mine then why wouldn't others and that kind of made me sort of believe in my own products If. We were to continue the threat of. Confidence. So that kind of institution me as well and yeah, and then it kind of just started since then and that I walked on, you know how to make mypillow mortar flake. Okay. Did become more former than it was before. Grounded on kind of you know building a brand as they. So I was Also canal to Julie. Like w about how the first episode of this podcast. Rarely me 'cause like I said, I'm in the middle of building brand nights. So like logo menu and stuff like that can't make things official. And closed episode Logo Big English, early had. No. Funding for that Yeah he's been. He has helped me a lot in logo design and actually ever like to bring out the very important point. It's your restarted. You do not have like the sentence to do business but. That's the beauty of business because sometimes like you know all territories, but you cannot handle a business for sure. But. But then sometimes, you don't know anything about business, but you can still manage something. So it's it's mode of learning says diving into what something I kind of overcame like you're not just I wouldn't call it like Mine Block perceive. But because it was not thing that you knew something was stopping me from doing it because before this wealth grade, right? So I was in the midst of prepping for boards. I hadn't even thought about having a business something like that. This is just during quarantine talks. Young. So that's how it kind of woke out and it's pretty sweet. Actually, it's been going on for over a month and a half now. As they say businesses booming. And I had my mom and my dad had me out with. Although nitty-gritty deals of everything's that's pretty safe gravy not ya and accurately prouder of you for doing this hang sign. And A, but then I had a question to ask click a genuine question How. Do you take precautions because of Gordon Ninety how'd you hygiene rights? Undelivered anyway. So how'd you can correct? So okay, I'll tell you this is actually something very important to me especially on not Buni because of covid nineteen but also because I grew up with a lot of allergies. Fantastic that's. Down, pushed me in do the direction of cooking and baking it's outs Abbad from the order you know owned master chef they fifty I used to watch master chef and I was inspired intellectual but it was also kind of willingness to explore. Other things. Because of maladies wanted, for example, I was always very cautious while eating outside whether it game do not are soy sauce or seafood or eggs especially, which is one of the biggest things that I'm allergic to. Also I had to always you know us and ensure that that caution was Dakin while the food was being prepared. So it's something that I always kind of I don't know it's just inserted in me, and that comes with hygiene. So for example, like. If someone does neither allergic to nuts and suppose I haven't ordered with the same day knocking goes on that same condo I will just use another counter and then there's always gloves and stuff like that. So that's the hygiene on my thought. But also when it comes to delivery on I, use this or delivery service that are actually very safe like they themselves. Other delivery P- be They on use moss send gloves and everything is back in a plastic bag. You know away from Deck Gone Back. So all they do is just take it from odds. What'd you know at the back of the vehicle or supposed to be? And then delivered. So minimal conduct and everything species. So that's what actually kind of pushed me into doing it more because that was one of my main concerns that okay. You know I can make things but will people be appeared on I. Guess. Delivery. Services. I think it's very convenient photo because I would. That the pandemic is not much of an issue do you because you've always been doing good. You always been practicing hygiene your baking ever since you started exactly. Exactly. I mean. So, like boss experiences always like. Future expedience is because like because of these allergies, you just been taking crop precautions and and now there's no need for you to do anything out of your way because it's so. Hundred percent. You know the whole boss she you jotting. Not necessarily in the same deduction because you can always learn from your boss, right? Like I was also believable one skill or history repeats itself and everything that's going to happen is going to be the same in the future, but it's like really not maybe those kind of just hearts that my boss said was kind of thinking. Yeah, I mean history does repeat itself until you learn vodka suppose you learn how to break out of it. You know recognize a pack on. So for me it was like. You know what I would often I myself getting upset also over the fact that I'm allergic to certain things, they couldn't have and you know that's one of the things I'm actually very grateful because my family would also kind of steer clear of the same things that I was not allowed to just make me feel good about it. But. Then I kind of realized. I can't be this obstacle in there. You know one part of their lifestyle. Started working towards that, and that's why more everything not even most everything that I'm big. Is. Educating. You name it everything on my page as well is all XY unless I'm specifically mentioned. That I was experimenting with the Dude. It's so awkward for me. I do not do. So reward. X.. Okay. And you're seeing your university or whatever example. Okay and you Seika or someone who doesn't know how to cook or is not very confident. The first thing who do like the people who do eat eggs you know like eggs versatile and easy to make. You can make anything with them, learn how to make. Eggs but I don't know anything. Like it's It's. It's I I am probably moving into my apartment soon and I know a lot of things. So it's fine. It's a learning process and install. Station and The tank. That would yawn I think the Best Martin Life is not is not parents telling you that poster word a you're not supposed to Do that the best part is when you start doing it and then you realize your says. Because I mean I've been experimenting with cooking's nickel and I already already know far more than would have from just for doing like a recipe book or minus nine. So what's what's the best team like? The thing you made that your most drought off up till now. Okay. So I'm going to say one thing I. Am a big Fan of Tagalog Golladay key and things like that. Because because I I mean I can have one of them for lunch one of them for snack again, one of them for days and it. It's it's it's delicious. So I would say Luedecke because of practiced like two times and then the second time it came out only. Fashion Fashion and I'm pissed obviously because. So many spices reporter not, and of course I'm not going into aching because I am afraid of the oven. Gino. I would see again, this is kind of things that have you know concrete is these cards during while ending is that Guy No, new this but anyway, baking motive of a science than an art at I look I believe that cooking is an autumn begins on because baking, you need to be more precise in and then like I never realized that all my life of just been intrigued by science whether it if it was my subjects on baking in general. Okay. So another weird fun fact about me you guys is that I love baking but I don't have switched. Do I don't know how it works it's very awkward but you know when someone off was your slice of cake in the forcing, you ask us all what label unlike you know who I don't mind That's only. Is Not me yeah. I. Just sometimes for somebody's in just like. I have to look at sweets again. You know. He's Judaization Saturation. I. I've been baking all day. I don't want see another cupcake again. Precisely and then I start analyzing it you don't get Ohio is this costing men by Ole? What's how how much is the could is in is itself is a dense insomnia brain just doesn't want to analyze so much some just knowing the and actually I would like to. Say something moldable. The cooking a cooking is in our debating sport and I agree with you completely because Because I was trying on this alert ticketing might. Face in life as I would like to call it. Ended yet. Yeah I'm not. I'm not experimented something in probably a week now. I can say I'm taking a break from it all. On me. So the a Stanford followed by followed the measurements according to a recipe. But then if other, it wasn't spicy enough for me and I'm also somewhat of a spice addict I don't know I. got. Ya. It's my preference. So next time I ended up with tangles it to me by the way I have Stalin's yeah I I don't know I enjoy spice because it. You can add a bit more. So But when you follow baking, you cannot do that because then you're not rise or it'd be sweet or. have it'd be no. Sugar sugar ads like structure and everything. So that's what point I mean. It's you can do that to some extent baking, but that's only what the additional ingredients. So so like if you have like a A bread rights supposedly for making bread. The main thing will be flour yeast and water. Okay. That's classified as anything in of that. And then you have variance of it. So you can't really play around with the ratio of the yeast on which is why coming back to experimentation boy and I was like, thank you for saying that. Is because that's very important and I feel like anyone who's trying to venture into cooking and baking especially because of Corn Dina seen. So many new Betas come up and I'm glad because people look I know getting Ovo that feel again. I'M GONNA come back on kind of gaining confidence to experiment and not your fate of what the outcome is. Yeah because I mean in the end, this hooded time order diamonds revered for all of us because none of us have experienced. And I think judgment has reduced a lot in quarantine because everyone just doing whatever they want everyone is everyone is inside that house and I don't have to show. Any anyone I don't have to, I'm not obligated to talk to be knocked all of my friends or like make a public appearance every day. So I can do whatever I want and so that this word being locked up in your house reduces this whole sense of. Being. Makes you free odor so that you can do of this one thing I think would you talking? With being judged is also because for the first time. I think everyone is going through the exact same thing. Your exact same thing like that is so you will see more of these creative ideas coming out of people and non just things that have just stopped Down because you know. So occupied with work job education, whatever it is that was stressing you out before. Yeah I mean. And then I guess to some extent, even stop judging ourselves because at least in my case, what happened was that I give myself a lot of I gave myself a lot of time in the boss and then I stopped in between and now I'm again giving myself space exploring tryout defend things, which is which is why having the shorter now and I. Remember I remember back in the I know March or something I picked up. For the first time I mean not offensive. Draw. Awkward. No I I. DO I do a clarification now listeners know yes. Ma Analysis confirmed economically. I can. Right. and. Picked up over the I am draw and then don't not to be better than I expected, and now is considered myself at art. So I guess. I guess a lot of a lot of mental blocks probably come from the indirectly related to society, of course, and that this is what I spoke about earlier also, but a lot of it comes from your sides like you limiting yourself. So. One hundred percents. Visiting so even for me. Okay. For example, if I was to go back to you know my whole brandon everything. So one of the reasons I was literally data fide of starting one when I actually kind of hard about it is because I was like Oh you know. If I have to add new products it's GonNa. Take me so long to do the Matt and the costing, and that's a lot of business. In vote and I did it once am not getting into me four dollars to do something as simple as like a chocolate chip cookie? Okay. Maybe because maybe because I was procrastinating. But It just dig me that long which is why I was freaking out even more. But then do weeks later often little practice and confidence it took me like an hour. To finalize everything and be happy with what I have that is that Yon, it's good. It's good that. You're not stopping yourself NATO just Nadia find something you like you're just even though you hit an obstacle bought through redick time and it's important to give yourself that time also, which is work you are doing. So I think, yeah, the pandemic Israeli of on amended the entire process of. Learning soft skills and actually using them because I feel like in the ideal world in the Regulo. Perfect world that was supposed to have of like in grandee trendy people would have been stood kind of caught up in their beans but because everything came to a hoarder, the learning more and implementing more probably like like you said in. The next week you'll feel like you know next week you'll try something whereas maybe if you mean was still going on for you that would have not been your priority Ya, I would have been a govind into study. Oh Maybe maybe be whenever I get time. Yeah. So then how does how does speaking ankle game help you express your creativity or something like that? That's that's actually a very interesting question. Okay. saw on some me. Okay. So I believe everyone defines cleats plenty. Okay. For most people if we were talking on suicide rise like you said because so influence vowed this thing's. Probably creativity would probably fall into the category of Art and maybe making music they got along those lines. But some me I take my creativity would shine to the fact that. You're not. I like experimenting with different recipes all the time. So once I know I have one to like. If I have an idea. On it. So it's like you said it's an experimentation. So that gun of expresses Mike Creativity so it would would probably stocked with one recipe like you said, you followed the recipe. Like get like the spice as much as you wanted more. For, me. So if maybe I'm making a regular Vanilla cupcake. But then idolize okay I don't want chocolate frosting on it. I probably want something like lemon trusting. So why can't I do that? Like what is. What is stopping me? So it's just basic stuff like that. That kind of then building if I start with cupcakes than it went onto. Muffins and cookies for me and Dodson desserts. Desserts to you don't this really fancy videos if you've seen on instagram west chefs. For everything to get Dylan then when they started something oozing out of it. Fancy King Yeah. So I remember I remember dot phase where everything was Gig. The d-notice that. It's still not a as I. still believe everything is. On No, it's still going on I I have not checked social media for the while. Now I mean I have gone to up studies of. Gus episodes and things like that but I'm not. Exactly. Been in their train. So my God the astronaut. Oil The astronaut mean yes. I'm definitely into Games on everything is getting always i. Mean bonding topics was named mean making jokes out of everything. I mean doctors also creativity because you can make. And this is also very interesting idea like, okay fine you changing. To suit your needs is also clear deputy because. y'All that I. Didn't think of it in that way. I. Just thought of it as all I'm trying to adjust to my needs but in fact, I'm actually going on with something and being creative. Exactly. So I mean, and then it doesn't stop that. Okay. Doesn't stop at table. It also depends on present I mean, okay. That was expos who came up with a cheesecake while than like you know the traditional baked cheesecake going the oven then someone said, okay, I don't have an hardware Meka cheesecake without the oven. So that's something Cardinal Bay cheesecake. Then took it one step further and they said you know. Why have a traditional cheesecake? I'm GonNa make her deconstructed cheesecake. You know on the Split, master chef fancy in all. Like one scoop of something, and then one drizzle something on the other side. I think that's all creativity when you kind of just break traditionalism. And still find a way to on. Incorporate modernity into it. This point I would just like to plug in your recipe. Only the one very brownies are also very creative because I never imagined I. I never imagined that you can make a Brownie in coffee mug. As I have to correct you because like, oh, I mean it's not exactly night as. I gave credits through the blogger who kind of me. But. But exposure. You can media exposure to the yes. So, another look at my coffee Mug I'm just located and it is looking at me and I I just wonder that monk Brownie thing but rollet riding the next week and I let you in a holiday. You yes you have you. Been Easy Exact case on my. Guys check it out. Don't worry. I'll put a link to doctors. Mug. Bologna and. I also find let students to have a lot of creativity when it comes to SME's at because I've seen so many even this mouth Brownie things like that. It also reduces down to reduce down recipes to bake two-minute cooking Danza like five minutes cookies. Yeah to reduce the effort into suit lake, the suit are scheduled because most of us have gathered I- management's goes. So we need something to get done in five minutes. Dr Also, I get it actually to make good I can talk about this a lot. Okay. So You know in talk was alive and stuff on a lot of slow in India a lot of pages that I came across would about you don't go because that just I mean how might for you page was like my explore pages, Edward, and that was a that was one page I don't with award I, mean the name. On that was completely dedicated on need to college. In shocked. That is this Oh my God. I have two guys if you're listening, this is so important like not only for college and university students Oh my God. Okay. Managers That is this our website got college down kitchen. Okay. That's it. Same spelling same everything dot com I believe but I think if you find it and it's so had focus ally conduct you I was just going through some of it. It's run by on this Cornell Student NAMED JEREMY SHOCK I hope under announcing his name name could actually it's amazing. It's. Down to what you can buy in university that lost you for a couple of weeks and you can make different dishes out of it. How to get over you know just boss thought an eating heavily as well as saving and it's just so informative and so I highly recommended you check it out. To. Pulling got. All My. US. Feelings. Yes guys tension. And okay. A kind of a different sort of question. But hard dust cooking help your mental health if he has hall. For me, I think. Are Different sides to this because in your question you asked about cooking, right but I also make. Sure. I'm just GONNA break down in those two things beacon for me is very analytical writers like I said riot so that my of sci-fi curiosity thing POPs up and allegany figure this out. And that kind of helps me focus so when I Just want to be distracted from the parts of lights. and. You know again, go ahead and cook something in the kitchen bake something in the kitchen Saudi if I use those domes big something. Have a good outcome and you know one thing I really believe in is that what you Cook Slash Bay? Your leader Flexi on mood and how much you believe in it. I don't listeners but let me explain. Okay. So it's a boiler of I was really distracted by on get something automatic. Maybe what happened It has it affected. In. Michael King the CA-. Sometimes. I find that I'm so distracted that even my distraction which is making is not woking for me and maybe my cupcakes Geniza as much as I want them to. On my cookies at a little bit bun from the edge when I wanted them to be perfect. So yeah. So it. And then it helps me analyze my mental has get. Okay. Well, my thought to lead that interrupted that I couldn't even walk on something with you know that that's April eight acquired an hour of focus. So then I know what I have to deal with it. How I have to deal with that Saudi. Okay so so baking is sort of an indication you that something might. Leads. Yeah. Kind of translates. How much I need to do with something goes for me like I said, it's my hobby and my choice of good you so. I mean I don't look ended in a bad way, but it's just it is what it is. So even when I'm bored the fullest thing I think is big thing. So if it's like on Bake Dunham probably watching food videos on the Internet. or dating some kind of cooking books or something like that. Okay I I mean that makes it a lot of sense to me because I've found that do for my blog some home might state of mind translates into water and what I in writing how I exactly. Seen that in some of your pieces. Her Yob. So I found the never i. feel a bit lower. I tend to focus more on the boy attic side of things but when I'm feeling very confident in myself for Going to more. telling people look at you should do this and you want to advise people. So yeah. So like I said that creativity is different for different people. It's never going to be the same for you tonight during for me speaking cooking for someone is could be art, but for someone would probably picking up a different genre of music that you want to listen to. Are just exploiting yourself. I think is also a former that that this is a very different idea which I need to whichever process tonight because after every episode this only happens because. I learned something totally different from what I believe in and I need to sit and think about it, and then the next one. Your gusts. A tank unit diseases flooded this flatter. It's me it's the guest. So you sure Hank. Yes, I'm betting myself back. Yes. Good. So how important do you think I mean? Obviously, you said that Your like mental health is an indication to your. Baking but how important do you think is? Is Mental Health when it comes to. Like cooking as a whole. I. Think I. Very Important. I can't stress it enough. Okay. Mental Health in general. I'm just GONNA go to die part for the second. Okay. ORCA on. I know because there's a lot of like awareness going down but it's also a little more than that. It's about recognizing your. Recognizing your state forest before going having those I'm from Boston expedience because for I. Mean I was never. kind of shy about the fact that all mental health like doesn't exist people don't go through these things I knew it but it wasn't until last year when I realized Oh, I'm probably going to some of these things myself, which is where you come in and you had me so much. Thank you for that lot mentoring and stuff Georgia the best I could. Add A on now. You're much anyway. So, yes. So that's when again you don't know my body of my, my stylishly devotee came in according to guessing cooking. Because there were times when okay. Because of I didn't have as much time as I did not do really experiment. So what Lewis at most make disappears that I was Sean So I didn't have to waste. That was badly like once a month. So you can kind of see that it might be, and so you know that I would bear leap was done now it's more. Because I, just have the time. and. And that even because the stress of ib and everything would kind of translate into Michael King in such way wet I would even doubt if I was whisking something actually. Yeah. So I mean in order say that it was that bad or something that. But it just. Don In different ways for different people again, like you said, foil. Writing. So it's kind of important you not just keeping check. All How you feel body I dunno just. Read. Your Day on a scale of one to one of my close friends. Always asked me everyday like denied basically how was your date how you feeling later on a scale of one to ten? That's so you stand and you can work for a walk on it and walked towards being bedroom. And I cannot stress how many times you have told me how journaling help you. So if you want to go on a minute Don journaling right now. I will I endorse it. On, my God. Okay. So you're giving me the join link pass like the like talk large on. Your okay. So I wasn't really big on journaling last year because I was just like a Dick's much dime, and if I started writing than is gonNA take long than. You'd as a story. But. I find writing key words also helps. If it's just. One Today. I met my friend because he was leaving for university I met him. So I could probably ride meeting friend. Gave me do feelings one obviously. I mean I was kind of bummed out about it because I don't know when the next I'm will be when I met him. But I was also happy because I got to see him in the first place like I was grateful about that. So if you're not, if you don't want to join a Lombardo ideas, you can always. Got Do journals. tonight on five things that you liked about today what about your life than gender and it's not that hard. It could be the same thing I'm happy. Good head. I'm happy. Like I'm grateful for the fact that. I had to go out sector just something not. I feel like that also nearly helps. Your does interesting point that you brought across to me as well. Because I'm on base I'm very irregular with my journaling because I'm like, okay I want us Don some do mentally exhausted to set enwright. Do, pay story on how my day was. Exactly. Exactly. Very interesting can decide keywords on data probably just that makes sense to me because I can connect those ski Exactly. It's not because it's something that's not right. I mean unless you are giving. Someone The. Okay. You can go to my journal, but they're always very posted. So it only means something to you. And Okay. So I find G. I think in your previous podcast friend was talking about how you know he wasn't place. Journal and that's fine. That's okay. But the fact that he'd be realize what it is your. Effort towards it not just spreading awareness that's what I was trying to sell to. Me If John's late in if at Johns, leads into my cooking my making. then. Okay. If I know that something has been bothering me, I can go back and figure out what it is. No. Wonder of have the problem inside I mean I wouldn't say problem with you have the Incident insight. That's triggered. Some sort of thing can is I mean? There's nothing like that kind be anything. Like it's This makes sense and I think I think I never thought, oh, my journalist something both no. So I would always lighted in the feeling that someone else is going to read it and they need to make sure that they understand everything but knaw that idealism personal like in religious right keywords I can't even encrypt my Yell. My. A Gordon aggregate blog. Okay. Let's see. See. You know what I mean. That's your kind of creativity now. Oh yeah that's true newest. Shook. Kind of bad doing yes. I. See this part on. Maybe. Your creativity speak Stephen Writing. So Okay your mood and Gordon Gorman health causing does affect it But one it is a part of your regardless whether you feel being Gordon create the one on. That's why don't always agree with someone who says Kunal why don't really I'm not very optimistic. Because you define Ogden but creativity is on. So defined Minnesotan will we just had some wild connections? and. You just give me one of the keywords for the. Title of this, Earth Thank you very much. What is it? I need to know I don honestok about disabled like everyone is clear. There was something like back. GEIC everyone is skiing should be the taking. Yes A. Very interesting idea and I feel everything were to talked about connects connect. Somehow you you're talking about mental health right and you can see those those. Baking a Democrat go back to join me realize what caused in the first place so So INNOVA. Somehow your whole life is connected in some back on sort of. And he and I'm a big believer in patterns. I believe they do exist you just kind of have to figure out how to see it and they can go back on Baghdad dones. Talking something previously his history of beating. Wall I just made another call back. Yes. Gone back I'm amazing. Amazing. I'm sending virtual. Clapping. Bring. That's what you've. Already yeah. Out. I had to say I. Know Me I just. Oke. Name. So you're like we were talking about history of beating that can be a good Bartonella nobody knows. It's up to you to decide whether you want to mundane it on on once you figure out what it is. So it's gone. And You like it doesn't have to mean see Jones don't have to be forced like using if you're imitating. SMEE because that's your we and what will the world you? They'll come and inspect your journal give you grade the watch and. This is the Ford are for me new. Yeah, that's good. Just oval about like would leave you with. Sometimes. The bigger picture. needs to stay the bigger. Big. Joe. I'm. is one on, Galanti. is they one uncle on this morning or pick John Watts Nicole be defined me yesterday look and the picture id looking at it piece by piece to figure out what they look like. Oh Just take the piece yard just just take the big obese. into smaller pieces than men focused by one I. Guess. And then again and. Apply for my, baking. I guess it just boys under the kind of person you are and you want to be. Saw every pattern you can define yourself whether it's good on whether it's through to who you are as opposed. You'll see. If you back on generally helps to see it. Yeah definitely definitely, and because because it's not always about rectifying some things I feel like a lot of people have this misconception about mental health care were you have low? defying it's not. I King Megan. Yet it's a good nizing and one of my friends tweeted this out. Oh, my God. Okay. Someone said mental health should not be normalized and for this economic reward, what are they saying and demand in the sense because normalize means people have it people have mental health issues and it's okay to have them short but it doesn't mean that they're ignored normalized you just you understand something and then that's I will find out the proper tweet and then senator you maybe you can link that also. Yes we are adding links to this episode. But again I. think that's Also an interesting thing that I a lot of mental health issues on not solving but rather just recognizing recognizing because that is the for Steph people are ready. Jumping to conclusion types So this. Job is small Joya? Yes I. Think this gives us a lot to think about also this gives me. To think about because now I need to sit and I process all of this and same it am okay I have this. It's GonNa. Keep me thinking I fought thank you for taking the time do this and. I never issue success in all your seeking looking life Wendy was because. I, I mean I know you're GonNa Try College. So. I feel you are. And you Austin same deal. Okay so I will stop recording right now. Do you have anything else? You wanted to say to the audience as your last like? I think I probably already said like I'm I, mean I was talking to you but you know. It was, of course, addressed to Iran guys just take it piece by piece and I think the band Amac has gone into shown everyone. A little bit about themselves embry said how strong and just. Stacey that's that's yeah stay safe. Yes. That's what was important. Still won't go on. Yeah. Okay Bye. Thank you having canal. Thank you for coming by. If you like this please do. Like. Subscribe and. And hopefully, I'll see you in the next Butkus.

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Luigi's Mansion - GMMF 89

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Luigi's Mansion - GMMF 89

"Episode Eighty, nine of game. My mom found I m Mike Calverton and who is mommy? With Tonight Mario. Michael King Boo, boos, and Austin from trash podcasts. Awesome. Welcome back. It's been a while we had you on. It's been a while though I'm glad to be back and this game is a lot more fun than that spanking. God which wasn't in a jeep spider man, the animated series game for. Just a superintendent on. Yeah. That's rough. This was a lot easier comparison. That was a Shitty game. Yeah. I mean, you were also on the street. We did the street fighter movie thing we did together that was also. That was fun now like not good movie, but it was fun. It's WanNa talk out reporting on. Recording recording was fun. Yeah. Not so much movie. Yeah. You're not I can't. I can't double dragon two for the show unfortunately, I can't remember that either. It's bad enough that interest what we're going to be talking about actually try worry people I know you're from real fast and then he kind of said it but let's go more detail if you want. Sure. Yeah. So on the main hose, a trash on podcast, the breakdown, a movie TV show of you game or accomplish every week we drink while we do it and yeah trash podcast that's pretty much the whole gist pre simple and before have you introduced what we're talking about know doing this? All wrong. we should give a quick shout to our buddy that's been on the show before at America you see would hurt him on a few the Silent Hill episode he was on recently you click on that, you would have heard started his own. Fast too I forgot about that. needs to be done movies. He was he started his own podcast talk games. You will see Lincoln, the show knows it just went live as of this as of today at this recording. So by the time you hear it, you'll have there should be to episodes up. So definitely check that out and give him the listen. All right nothing that we have to house cleaning out of the way. What we're going to be talking about tonight. You know this is actually one of the few times. She's a game. My mom found. We're GONNA. Up. Mansion for Game Cube came out back in two thousand one. Hey, at least wasn't true thousand two. Very. Close and you talking about cleaning house. We did a that in this game. Before I go get into this game but I do want to say like I never finished this game until just this week for the show I, my mom actually bought my mom got me a game i WanNa Smash got smashed with as you bought me this game to have more than one game to play and I remember I, I never finished it I played a little bit and I'm just like and I got stuck midway through the game and I just never picked it back up i. mean you got mail what else do you really need I only want anyway I appreciate that I just want I'm good. That's all we played. A lot of. It's Good I. Love Smash. Awesome, do you have any history with this game? No I've never had an INTENDO system. Until this year, we're switch I've always want to play Luigi mansion because growing up the only Nintendo game ever played was on my neighbors. And Sixty four Mario Sixty four and I love that always wanted to check out. Luigi Mansion because that's always you know I'm a big horror fan but never. So now when you offered to come on and play this, I was like Hell Ya. Know History this game. That's a good way to go into our second spooked over game or timber game we should say, right. And I can't remember if I had this when it came under not because I'm no mathematician but I'm pretty sure two thousand one was about fifty years ago utilize I can't remember that far back I know I definitely. Played it. I. Think the copy I own is actually a my former roommates copied from back in Ohio sorry. Brandon. Pretty. Sure of your game. I'm pretty sure he probably doesn't care. It's a game. This is a good game, but I mean, that was long time ago. So. I I was excited to replay finish. Luigi Mansion. I had forgotten a lot about let's game. All I. Remember how it starts off with him. We need a mansion this. I think the beginning of this this thing. Yeah he wins a mansion contest that he didn't enter Never Fishy Did Mario There I. E oriented again yeah. He says the. Mario went looking for Luigi in went into the house and didn't come out something like that. Okay. Let's not real big in this game. You know really flat don't matter I mean it's all Luigi goes looking from reo I. Mean That's essentially the story Yeah Mario's. Princess in this I think he has to save. Hey Mario's missing. No no I beat that game actually. It'd be the to we. Know? Someday. It. Interesting I mean Mario Game even though it's not really a Mario game, I also want to say is this Luigi first game that they ever had him starring in other than the one you just jeff missing is Luigi with the same sprite of Mario. That's fair I mean he's actually afraid Mario World Game Green Hatton's there you go. They didn't even bother to get any of Luigi key characteristic that already been invented. It's bad game. Put us all this is you said it's a Mario game, but not really Mario game and it Kinda sets that tone. As soon as you turn the power on, you get the Intendo logo in the spooky voice reading it. Dole. Says immediately sets the tournament. This isn't quite a Mario adventure that you would expect. Inc You about Mario and this is anytime you accident. Click. One He's gone. Mario Mario. Compress Jason. I get that joke unfortunately. I forgotten when I when I was getting ready to play the game I remember that existed by couldn't remember how you did it and when I went to press a when I was trying to open a door, do something that I missed. I heard Mario. Oh. That's all that works. My wife was watching place like what does he keeps saying that whenever I tried to interact with something but don't quite lineup rate or just press the button while walking all the time It's what it's really like it is a little spooky I mean not really spooky, but it's rookie for a Mario Game Yes it's spooky nintendo allow until the game they're released next year. I like how the whole like Poe ideas at least in the game starts off, you have nothing this not a platform at all does it just an adventurer type game? Well, even when you open the doors anytime, you use a key I skipped his animation every single time for the first time he opens the door as slow as he can like, he's terrified of what's behind the door. Yeah. I'm yeah I attended game out imagine for kids at that point look really young kids we'll probably get some scares out this game like atmosphere they build it is warranted attended games rarely scary for kids. Sam. I've jumped times. But I was more like what the fuck out until their enemy I kill but. I'm pretty sure this is the first instance of. Luigi. Being the coward to. Carried on the margin Luigi Games. So that would have been after this think I can't remember. Gameboy advance I can't remember the year. Yes. I'm pretty sure this was a launch title for the Game Cube and It just pick men and smash brothers mainly relaunch titles. I'm looking to see what was the first Luigi game apparently in two thousand thirteen there was a doctor Luigi game. Yeah. It's A. On the shop. That's a pretty bad. We have many games Martin Louis was two and three. Okay. So that's way past this, but it hasn't. It's interesting also like how big of the flashlight plays in this game and we had just played his right after Alan. Wake. Up Wake, but I liked that the whole concept is he's in this mansion in like the first part. When he goes in the room, he opens a locked door you have. Everything's all cold. He's shaking in fear like I liked that whole idea in the ghost scares me jumped he drops down to his as you know in which it works and then you hit Professor Gad, which is professor e. Is He. He reminds me of a little child Emmanuel. Benjamin. Button. He Act like a child, but he was like an old guy. It's like a duck brown himself a kid. Yeah pretty much. And you live in a little cabin, right outside the mansion or something before the management appeared. Yeah. Because he said the mansion disappeared a couple of weeks ago or something like that. Okay. I know it's his fault of the mansion there too. So if remember correctly I think he was the well, there will be spoilers were Luigi mentioned by boilers for everyone out there is. Very very nervous about. Story, driven game like last of us. Almost twenty year old game. Yes it I think if I remember correctly pressure professor e Gadd ended up fighting the booze and he's the reason why the booze escaped and why they're there if I'm rinker according to Public Pedia. As LOUISI- explores the mansion discovers was built by King Boo to shelter the now freed portrait ghosts go soon Gada previously captured contained in with machine dubbed the Ghost God Portugal how in creating the false contest lower the Mario brothers into a trap. So King Boo is. Obviously the big bad and barely he's responsible for all these crafts king boots first appearance. Pretty sure. Because he would go on to be and such hits as Mario Kart Double Dash? Mario. Kart tour also game. On. The show Sunday. Tour. So awesome. How did you feel about running around like your ghostbuster with a vacuum? That's actually pretty much a good summary of the game i. kind of like that because recently I beat Mario Odyssey which was a blast man so good and some over great platformer games. On. The switches terrific and I went to no one was going to be a typical Mario game by didn't own up about it. Yeah. It's pretty much you just. As a ghostbuster which is pretty great in like what you're saying, Mike it's. Interesting how like when he opens the door invalid like a whole half minute is interested in the protagonists like scare and like he's constantly walk around his teeth chattering and he looks terrified the whole time, which if you're in his circumstance, you might be like that to her. Yeah it's kind of interesting 'cause I like that to break from the platform and go into a game where much a ghostbuster explorer in a mansion in beating ghosts and yeah spree good premise I liked it. Cuts inland big game. Versus of a cut scene unintended again, to might be I mean there's gotta be others than before this. Yeah, it would have been on the sixty four because the Super Nintendo can oh, good point and I like how you can shake things like I like you can go over and grab addressing. He'll shake the Treasury Shaka table. I, mean it plays in throughout the game. What is it's very interesting. I also like stuck in August for no reason I like the little details of like use. This machine allows you to check out the room booze around. Located on like a piece of furniture will give you like a little fact about it and he'll be like you like there's so much dust on it. Just a lot like little details like that in this game enjoyed. The devices hilariously called the Gameboy horror is that what was called? Wow to not remember that good stuff and then. To have the dual scream. It's a game that surprised me because I remember when I played his back in the day I wasn't like super fond of it. 'cause it's it's very different like you'll. You'll go into a room a go-slow pop out your turn around him into flashlight and the, and then afternoon is when the heart appears you are a couple of seconds you and then you have to hold on the R button and pull out your he pulls out your vacuums suck them in and takes take some X amount of time to your house strongly goes into the second. An interesting concept, you tell the stick away from him and Kinda role at around in it gets a little faster. I enrolled it around, but I would I felt it whatever opposite direction they're facing I was Tacna. Got Tired of doing. It's. GonNa roll the step back and forth Vincent. Well. I didn't know that it's also decently generous health pickups to like the game will give you a decent amount of health pickups to to heal you as you're getting hurt you don't get hurt that much but you can. Own. A. Couple of times. A few enemies that pissed me off. Yeah. It's one of those perfect storm things just seems like you're getting head every couple of seconds, but it doesn't happen often. Also Oh. Sorry. I wasn't going to say was that something enjoy about this game was that depends on the game but some older games like only like a couple enemy types been nisar are a ton of different varieties ghosts. Some are like pretty easy and some are like a real pain in the ASS. An catch pretty much just there to like screw view. the term of right it goes were pretty interested in you know some decay sensors like these ghost type that were I hated they're like little ghost with spears in they have like masks like China guys. Those were shy guys. Guy Goes. Oh well, that makes more sense now. Face, you had to suck after mass to then get them. It's interesting All the goes head like different weaknesses is pretty interesting like you have a donkey Kong, which are the green ones that. That you which are very annoying. Yeah. They're built like trash cans in their own but I I, I love the shy those are my favorite goes in this game because I just like China guys a lot because of my RPG. Oh yeah little. Paper Mario. And Sniff to most of my Mario love comes from that game. I'm learning about you. They really latch onto bags and that you played his encampments or all your love for it comes. Captain Captain Mark American the avengers all your marvel at that. SAS, and in this game, we does have like a horror vibe to it like when you're creeping around, you're going in different rooms. It is creepy I mean it's a very kittyhawk, but it's still like it took some time trying to figure out how I'm doing and I do like how randomly told shows up at different places and just try until you find him. I was like, how did you get through all these lock door ended up here like come on now. I Save Your Game Yeah Does he but also the game face pretty frequently too because anytime while later on anytime catch a boo saves to yeah it. It never felt I. Mean I played this will save states goes you know I can't. I own a copy somewhere in a been that came out launch day. So I had no, I had no qualms emily save states I didn't need them, but there's nothing nothing brings me more joy than be able to hit F. One and say whenever the hell I feel like f three low whenever they all I feel like it. More joy the net pretty much that for a certain Para Portugeuse. Later okay. It also like did you a decent job of breaking his mansion into four parts and I will say I'm saying this many times in the show probably the Ray we're going. But for some reason whenever you go in that first room I just think a resin needle though my mansion. The staircase leading up to the second floor I like it. Took some inspiration from the. End How the whole set. You KINDA block new stages but venue you usually come back to some the same stages. So look for more booze or to go on lock our doors you can unlock before. You were constantly unblocking new areas but still exploring discover new areas within the scene announced stages that you discovered before this. Year. That's what I was thinking of just now when you were saying it. Is Resin. Evil Metro Vania because each as we put eat level is kind of divided up but did you notice the pattern of the keys that you get? Are they and the diamond key in a heart key I did not put two and two together until now. Okay good point who say that probably wasn't expiration then. One thing that did irritate me in this game I didn't find out later. So early on, you start finding that you find money, you find jewels to Portugal's throw pearls on my own money. I'm like I, better upgrade stuff. So I'm collecting money collecting money and after a little after about two bosses down like what do this money like Google that you're like What is it good for? Absolutely nothing it's your score, my kid two thousand and one who the fuck cares about core. But did that stop you from second up? Paper Dollar Coin that you? I choose not to athlete the fifth. There is some super satisfied about it. When you open a drawer and a bunch of money just flies into the air, you suck up every single piece I would out of my way to get as many as I could for even though I knew they did nothing I just kept doing some I did forget the plant third time I think it was the first time I did that one. I did it twice then I forgot about it. Doesn't matter. But I do like like the portrait goes essentially boss mini bosses, I I think the best way to put it whereas you go the whole point of the game, he going different rooms and most rooms you'll have to just be go beat the regular enemies in the room when the lights turn on in the room is done but some rooms will have what's called a portrait, go who like a mini boss and they're all like different specialized goes like a puzzle to get them to show their heart. Very, interesting concept. They actually have personality too because like the first three you get, it's basically a dad mom in their their baby demon baby adding baby is good now and you could figure out on your own Dir weakness or you can use your little. What is it called a gameboy poorer yeah. You can use adding thing kind. Give you. It's not really a good clue bill. Give you a little bit clue to figure out how to defeat them. Usually, a hand in there somewhere. I need. Google. At all. Also one thing I I do want to mention that that's kind of a throwback to to a very old mario game that wouldn't really made me recognize a lot of people that I didn't even think about the as we're playing this game is the ghost drop a poison mushroom when you're trying to suck them up. Only game, they had a poison mushroom at this point in time was Mario, the loss level loss levels look kind of cool to have a throwback that very shitty game in here like that. That would probably get Malay would have had it two? or at the same time. Only has to them. Okay. So I kinda thought that was interesting. How they they have what the goals are throwing at you and it was pretty cool. Then you get one. When you call for Mario it's all edged. But you can't cracking small drew. I was always annoyed like the vacuum. I like the first three set of a portrait goes like the woman is kind of cool yet like pull the shade opens and then to get her to get cold in your heart shows but it was a baby that gave me trouble at first I could not remember how to get the baby to wake up 'cause I I wasn't moving at first I'm like I did this before I almost I got to his game I can figure it out. Nope they give you that ring of coins are on the rocking horse. Push in that direction I kept I remembered you had to do something with the ball picking the ball and trying to shoot the ball in the crib two points. I had it wrong make the rocking horse like you said, then you shoot him with the ball I remember part of it but not all of it you heard it here folks Luigi hates babies. Awesome what did you think of the first boss fight when it warps you to the boss world whatever the hell it is up for the baby boss fights air for the big baby I really liked 'cause it starts off with like a little nurture boss by the baby's crib in you had to take the ball and like slammed back him at that point I didn't think of him as A. Boss as like Dahmer to the the women that's a calmer hair in the men and the rocking chair but it was interesting. So you defeat him. No. If you get shot inches big boss open chamber room I'm like Oh shit boss I time it was interesting. You know they did a typical Nintendo boss fight where there's different cycles you can kinda rise different kind of waves of attacks upon you. configure shaggy to that. I like that's i. believe he tosses a bunch of rocking chairs, not rocking chairs, rocking horses at you, and then a bunch of the beach balls around to avoid them. If in one we'll see put you pick up your backing cleaner avenue Sharia him he got like three times or so. Threes. Which boss was most known for you guys. But at least that boss I didn't die once I was actually pretty easy bills fun and well designed zone towards later part of the game where got difficult for me boss Fight Wise Wjm they definitely easy into it like these I thirty, which are apparently named Neville, Lydian and Chauncey. Toronto Shit you gotTA. Fight. I don't like the baby. I, just he didn't give any prom fine but I remember when I first ran into him back in two thousand one I was like what the Hell? I do remember giving me kind of what moment. Five years old in two thousand one. That's the number reason why played escape Naked see that catching off guard because he'd been in the mansion the whole this whole time that I'll send your tiny in this giant crib bill shocking. But. It does a good job of breaking the game up at first where you never feel because every time after beat a boss, you end up going back to. Yes. I can remember all of a sudden and then he gives you the next all you got the key, go the next section, and then you own area that was previously unattainable and you go run around there and I thought that was also very interesting like to I do like area to some of the bosses were kind of fun of the unit, the the floating world est they're called with the answers and this is. Also in the Second Section game when they when they add the next thing to the game whereas you have, you get the ability to do certain elements getting a fire you find fire spirits where you can then use that to light candles on fire or something on fire you eventually get water you can dowse flame you get ice because why not and I thought that was cool that they had a little more puzzle mechanics game. and. Then you actually use the fire like you said, the light candles are to melt ace. The Certain Inc. incorporating those elements do not many. Now lock the elements nearby. There's only one instance where I had to really backtrack to get what they need. You talk about the Shitty toilet guy now was somewhere i. think it was the third floor there's one and a toilet that you need a certain out you need a water and I couldn't find water I had to backtrack pretty damn far to get water to get this little bashing that was sitting the toilet. You shake the he pops out and golfing trouble. All three elements are in the kitchen to you. If you ever have you ever lost, I got off a few times. I mean you have a map which is nice but I still got lost. Yeah. Get where stuff you guys get the old door slams against the wall and Cheap it when I was being dominant look at the map. Yeah. Yeah. The biggest trick is the Mathura the doors are but yeah that I'll get you to that. But Yeah, after a couple times that I was like you know what I don't WanNa keep doing check the map we're often. Also think if you vacuum a real doric shakes place and the fake ones don't That's too much work. I mean after a while because you do backtrack a lot in this game it doesn't feel I mean Utah option it's mostly optional I. Yes it does make you run around with the booze are completely optional. Yes. Think unleashing them it's not go I like how that's an area to right when you released Bruce Yeah I thought that was interesting concept where you go to this room you find a button says do not push and, of course, the button which ended releasing all these booze then run around the mansion then you have to go catch him you have to, but you can I believe that's at least five them to get to the point where you go talk to Toad at the toilets You're right. You'd have to catch fire and he's like, Oh, I dropped my item in the toilet by air is going down the toilet. He's really depressed. You know why that just made me think of Allen Hill puzzle where you had to go upstairs and push the fall through the through the pipe or drainpipes van goes all the way down and get the key all all these toilets in this game like way better than I wanted and silent hill to where he like reaches in the forgiven pile of beans. That's Maher. Don We're done with that. We're not going back. They're still three and four. We're done with two though yes let's play it again. But it I like how you can do a lot of things your vacuum to you can grab shower curtains for no reason and move it. You can go and grab tablecloth tables for no reason but you just can do it and I did it all the time. But it was never I was never bored playing this game. I. Want to finish it because the show but I enjoyed myself. That was nice. That was nice chain compared to some games you play in this show. Yeah, and like we said that a collecting the money doesn't do anything the booze aren't really required, but still it's still fun to vacuum up everything. You see the booze are interesting because after you finish a room and you get the portrait goester clear out the enemies that the room the lights will turn on and then you have a little what is your boom meter? What's it called again? I don't know if that's. The name from everything in this game name. That's far but the thing about the booze you see in the room and you'll, you'll see a little light will you have to go fine whatever table or item they're hiding in shake it and the boo- comes out like normally the ghost once you supposed their heart, you just pull them and they just you just you just keep sucking them they run around and try to escape you. But with a boo, they don't stay with you. You have to kind of keep them in range and you slowly drain they're never end their health bar and some of the letter have so much health and they're in these tiny rooms they love to fly back and forth between the early don't. Keep trying to get all the booze or did you get rid? You just say fuck it. So there was a point where I thought that to advance I needed every single boo are starting to get pissed off because like you had to go back to all these rooms searched on it takes a while to search event. You don't beat them and they fly to a different room. You confuse them forever goes the knife found out you just need five to unlock it. So after that I stopped caring about. The Art. You said they are fun little. Add on the coins don't matter or the WHO's really don't matter after five. But if I accidentally awoke boo I would try catch I kind of like how like if you fail get them, they'll kind of like fly out in. Out The find them in another room or just in the hallway. This kind of a neat detail I like that I had a couple of Ron and I thought Oh there's come back to the room. When I left enter not never came back I never had never found some of them never found again. What I also love the booze names are all puns pretty much like there's one called Game Boo of aunt. There's this just trueblue. Which one we g autism BLUISH LEVEL THERE IS A. Little Boone Peop- who caster Bolivia Boone Nita, under boo tambourine under was the one that really got to me like Whoa. What are they referencing? They're like I. Think it's under ruse like underwear, but it's very close under. The name origins underdog. Okay Cernan Dondo will that there's boutique but I I liked I was amused by them and I normally not independence but I, and I like Shambhu because all I can think of Shambhu was a sham while. I Shampoo but I'm like Oh shit. Well reference apparently not. Say No I'm a child of the F. I. You know I was born in the late eighty s because I remember those stupid commercials. I go to prison. Now. I remember hearing that rumor ones but I don't know how much anything's true champion person Luigi catches them. Maybe. I I like how you catch him each time you catch a boo adds a little meter that little count goes up because you're trying to catch fifty booze leaders fifteen are one boss. Very annoying boss, but we'll talk about that boss. And I liked it. It's cool and once. I went for got forty six of them because I was I was trying to get them all because I thought it was required. And I couldn't and I just wanted to which can't wait how'd that go for you trying to catch them all So I got forty nine at the end, and unlike maybe king is less bow and he's not there's a secret room connected to the butlers room or the last boo is kept escape not nice. I'm only kind of salty about it. Don't worry you weren't getting she'd been for it anyway because. As far Jim get like. Forty six, oh. Okay. I was trying I. had a few run on me early on before I knew they just didn't care enough to try finding them. I mean one of the other ghosts I wanNA mention area to though is the fat Guy Mr Lugs were is optional I guess but you have to like you suck up all his food to get him upset they come after you. Yeah. I like that. We do such an asshole. Could eat and you gotTA kill his waiters to keep more food. You GotTa light the candles I which I didn't do so I didn't get him until area three because like I knew he was there I couldn't remember how to trigger him. Late candles and then he appears there's not a lot of optional but there's a there's three optional bosses or three optional portrait goes no, I take that back. There's five. I did all the portrait goes by the way just because I had to the game made me in his own way. I like it though I like capturing them I thought it was fun. I was not a big fan of the area to Boston Bog Meyer yeah. That's weird. Flight. That's another one where you get worked to his own. But I don't even know what the hell he was like a shadowy creature. Yes. GotTa suck up your shadow and shoot his shadow at himself. Shoot the chute the purple and that appears it's very strange announced one as the baby one. It's it's the worst boss fight in this game. Out of out of the four. It's the worst definitely the weakest as far as frustration goes the the next one is worse. You didn't like Goulashes. Manse. Oh okay. So Bul Lhasa's is when you it's just after you got the the ice medallion, you have to suck them up by the tail and get him to hit a statues land sto break apart and a fifteen little booze. Amend freeze them with the is in suck up, which is fine until you get to like the last five or so. When shoot the ice they'll run away from you. So you have to either time it keep doing I did spin around and shooting randomly eventually I. got it all like if there was trick to I couldn't figure it out I had no problem with I, I lose them but I all right. I wasn't frustrating he with it I just follow them and shot and frozen and grabbed them. Less spend me then I. think it was just you. I enjoyed. Fifteen booze combined together to form. His big boss that you fight and you have to inch it's not a terrible fight I had more from the bog fires a little more challenging, and then in my original place where I think I got closer his boss fight but for some reason never actually got to. Second the twins are when you were younger, you played this before. No. Back in the day if you got just before las probably. Fight trying to fight the twins were you going to the room and they're like, Hey, let's behind go seek in five boxes appear and you have to pick them out of the boxes which you have. No idea is completely random which ones that are in. Did. You Save states for this. Come on. Now you have to ask that question. It's really the only way to do it unless you get Super Lucky Arthur's unless there's a trick that I don't know about. Each one shakes a little bit. You can tell one makes sense because that's what. I just picked the wrong one solid. They popped out of reload knowing the right one. I mean worked perfectly for me but I know why didn't finish this game when I? Go in one room you activates out in the ceiling blows up and you start seeing stars fall and I just left this room i. didn't think anything about it. You have to get five pieces of Mario. In this game you need you need you need is rib you need is you need it also I? GotTa give his glove. Process them. And I there's one room where you have to take you have to suck. He's little stars that are falling and shoot the moon in the background of the room. That's far away. One of these stars in order to get the Mario. Star. To fall that you need to unlock another ghost I never could figure out. What the fuck do I do in this room Office Luigi just blows up the moon seeking the Malia Star. How many does that take you? Or the more than ten. I played this game multiple times. I can never consistently shoot that Dan learn like it takes me so many tries it's hard. Did you use a guy for that Austin or did you just do it randomly or I just randomly found that room? We like five tries but. Hopefully Lee Mario Items got besides the hat which I think was after fat man I want to say I can't remember I I I just know as a kid that was missing one of those items in that setting wide never finish this game. A hats in the laundry room just before the butlers. Room. It's the first one you get I do like part. When you go down, there's a part where you dropped down a well and you go into secret little tunnel and you end up seeing Mario and a portrait and King Boo talking to him, which is you know story the One of the few story beats of this game. Never, I can never find that star and then I can never I never knew how to get madam the there's until I got to give all these items to, and then you can capture her within gives you a key and after I got stuck can I could not figure out to do Madame clairvoyance I couldn't say it. That's what broke me in this game back in two thousand one. But I didn't remember that I had no recollection of that's why plane until when we were playing for the show I was like Oh that's why I never could get through this game. You. Know the time before the Internet was asked as Vaillant for looking up stuff as it is now. Two Thousand ones, I. Don't know why I didn't. Make. Kid. I. Don't think I cared as much. I was so excited to play smashes mainly. Yeah. Well, I missed that same room to that you're talking about I'm watching the video I didn't go in that room either l. let's see. You're on now don't feel bad. You have to go into first person mode in paying a little will suck you in the dog house right before but losses now. Out I didn't that was a that was a tough portrait. Go through me that fucking dog. I was not happy. Did you have to get them into bark to wake up Mr Bones and I was dumb. Chemo's Portugal's in this game are really good. But that was one that annoyed me. We gotta talk about the best one real quick. and. Go into the music room and you start a as Mike said you shake the object, but it's clearly Luigi humping them. That's that's neither here nor there. Activate all these musical instruments and it's plan. I think it's the world field music I think Mario One. Is One. Yet is okay. So then wakes up melody who plays a little tune on the piano in she can play a couple of different ones which I kept getting the the. One three the underwater music for Mario on I can't remember. The wrong person. I'm trying to look it up and talk at the same time. It's Snow Oregon Fun boss Fido I took I heard about it and I had to go back in there but I do like the fight I'm just a sucker for any old school Mario Music that they shoehorn in which they love to do. That works in this game it works in the scene because you are playing instruments and all the bosses are very unique and are all kinds of puzzles figure out how to get them to show their heart and their funding. I wasn't. There's only one that really pissed me off but most I enjoyed during most of them. The granny. Okay. See go in this one room and you see you see this old woman sitting in a chair and there's three yard balls on grabbed the arm ball hitter. Once you hit it with the first one, she starts moving around the room. Then you have to suck up the other two. But if you miss one of them, a goes away then the room how you have to reset the room and she laughs at you. Know where fifteen times one night couldn't get it to work next day for a Stri Yep the sons about rape. I don't know why were I'm like I mean I was ready to safe everything I'm like, okay. This time we'll. Get that first one I'll save I, won't miss again and Nope, nothing just worked. So okay, we're and then you know the worst one was near the end of the game. Sure. Western. There's a ghost it's an a freezer room you have to suck in this fire element while you're sliding around the room that's always wanted games and you have to melt ham to suck in. But while you're trying to suck them in ICICLES are still following the room that you're in. It is a pain in the ASS. Though and I hated him. Well liked about this game was that in the beginning are super worried that you'll become really repetitive. It was in the first stage where you just go upstairs hack around apologised be like you go into room defeat some goes event advanced next room evil. The game is pretty much that go into a room defeat ghosts go on next room the way you defeat them like how Mike Cuisine, how US puzzle kind of to figure out the weaknesses was interested in even rooms like I think it was the first room before he discovered A. Fire element even rooms at just have normal ghosts aren't like mini bosses the interests in the fire element room it's a mere room 'cause ghosts keep appear behind you that are visible until you shine the light on them be where there are because a mirror in front of you. So you can see where the ghost appears before he comes behind you in grabs you. So there's enough creed of ways to make each room to analogous unique an interest in enough to keep going evil every room essentially just defeat in different kinds of ghosts. They do a lot of creative stuff in this stuff to keep keep dangling that Karen Friday to see what they're gonNA do next it work even the backtrack and they make you do get. We'll after the after the third boss, they ended up turning the lights in of Terni off you have to go the basements of the break room like I had fun. I wasn't board at all during this game I wasn't I was even. After all the booze like I was like. Okay. So other than the aforementioned booze, the kept dodge me and leaving the room, the part I hated most was to get upstairs. You had to go from the lobby all the way across the first floor outside all the way back around back inside, and then you can go up the stairs. Can you ever get a key that one door in your way as far as I know? No. It's locked on both sides. It is his damn door right in front of the stairwell that you have to go all the way around which would be open the damn door. Yeah. That would save so much like. Scott to be away but I did pretty much everything in this game and I never got it so. It probably isn't there because I am looking at the portrait goes right now I I beat all the portrait goes and since I don't know if we mentioned it as you beat Portugal's, you always get a key to the next room kind of you know, keep her guessing with the game. Even, if somewhere not required, luckily it shows you which is you don't have to silent hill and try to activate every door you come across, which is very nice. Shows you things? It doesn't the map is very friendly. It shows you what room you need to go to. It shows you what rooms you've been in chose you think what room you completed it doesn't the booze are but so the map has lherm's in different colors and they have to mean something. because. It can be blue green or red or yellow. Is the purple of her will so like like I said, they have to mean something because each room seems to be a different color but like I don't I don't know it doesn't tell you anything. I mean I. I never felt that Confu- well, I was reading a guide. So that's all. I didn't feel computers I. Know with a kid I was confused but again. It. You probably even now use like the Internet and Youtube a lot figure out some of these rooms. In Video Games. See Why? Like in the early two thousands were kids probably often wouldn't have access to Internet why you know positives game would be opinion ask The runtime. Hey, at least it didn't make you have to go in a room checkbook show cast a spell to reveal the invisible an end of things show. They didn't do anything like that. That was nice. Yeah. It was to get that referal. According to. quit goo Google search is it only tells which area the rumors relevant for yellow for area one pay for area to greet for area three and blue area for. Cool, though I can just tell you that again, thousand two planes anything in Games, you play a game. TAP The square button to shoot and the game is doesn't even so you might just hold down the button plate that way for. This game by saying it came out two, thousand and two. This is two thousand one. Thousand. Two. What's your big thing hasn't to Mike Slake. Blood over to coming up Dr or Sanni Hunter Journal Darkness, we keep playing games for some reason at our offer in two thousand two in the show and they all have very two thousand two things that make me angry and just something we're noticing. Lately. I don't know why all of them we pick all the. Games I think we're just like relieving our childhood or something I don't know out Chaldean high wasn't graduated from high school or anything. Graduate. Lost I mentioned before we start wrapping it up is wonders Vincent. Van Gore, which is the final Portugal's. You'll fight before the final boss and just a guy who paints pictures of a ghost that the enemy you throughout the game you have to fight them. Then go after him I thought that was Kinda. Cool to you know as a final a final boss to kind of like her almost boss kind of like you know fight everything you've been fighting the game I thought that was interesting. Yeah he's a he's excellent painted all the normal ghosts in the game I think the story says. That even cooler then. I didn't have any problem like most of Boston Zimbabwe. Okay. The Toy soldiers bothered me I do remember that they kind of pissed me off a little bit because there's three of them. Yeah. Like your second up more on the other one attack you. Van. But is not I mean I had fun. I can't remember who grew uncle Grindley was uncle Gramley was when the lights go out he. He's the old man of the jacket stand in front of the Mirror, the the war room. Oh, he's. He tries to scare you by going who okay it's in. My Guy said he was optional in here says is required I mean I went and got it anyway I wasn't it any Portugeuse Yeah, I'm pretty sure required because I think he gives you the key that gets you back in the the breaker room. Okay. Sorry. Talk mentioned mention two of them because for some reason, they were the only two ghosts whose name I remembered. As soon as I saw him like that weightlifter, his name is buffy. Atlas. Atlas it. But if the damn as close and then a pool player was slim bank shot, which is a great name. He's also optional. I. Found out I like him. No one's optional. If you're having fun, it is indeed running Tam speaking of fun. So often, what did you think of the were you surprised the final boss showed up? What's 'cause I thought the whole time as we King Boola Vin thousand showed up again I'm like what's doing that painting got? Wait I'm like, Oh, Shit. If he's head POPs out, even boo flies out of him. Yeah I was very surprised. The thought is when the only Mario type games that went have. But OUT BASEL WASN'T You give Madame Clervoy at one of the items she's like what bows irs here really concerned. It's one of the last give her but yeah no, it's interesting. If they say that Mario killed bows in their laps fight and so does that mean that he actually died tomorrow sixty four and then I guess. Because it doesn't say he's dead if I remember correctly. In here. I think so. I mean king who is interesting like I was expecting a king move. I. Wasn't expecting him to be inside a bowser robot that was not what I thought was coming why not? It's an it's an annoying fight. It gets probably the it is definitely the hardest fight in this game. No question. Yeah like it doesn't. It's not real apparent right away. What you're supposed to do because like he shoots out a throws these minds out you some trying to vacuum up. So I can pick them up like you've been doing like we started the balls, the baby and whatnot, but the vacuum doesn't pull them closer to some like okay. There is something I have to die. You have to actually hold out the vacuum in run into it to be able to pick it up and they're covered in spikes UN immediately. Thank. All I need to run into this thing. And I got in King. Boo is in another it wasn't Super Mario Sixty, four D. S. they put him in. Wonder. If he takes over for big blue's hot probably and you get the free Luigi or something. That's kind of cool. Okay mind but. Weird thing where you have to suck up the spikes and then wait for him to bend down and you can hit him in the face with it. Yeah and the explosion can hurt you can't be too close. You'd be Kinda fucked up this game. This is the only time I died throughout my play thorough I I would but I couldn't i. I did have issues with is like I had to reload a few different times and Kinda save state the boss fight because he he can do some damage to you like the game is not that hard but this fight is is tough, but it's still cool fight and the I really actually liked it, and after you hit him the. First set of times and do so much damage to king. After you end up hitting hitting Bowser, the head POPs often comes out and you have to just suck vacuum until he runs away and goes back in and and the, and then as many bosses at this time goes into a second phase where he chase bowser will chase after you for a little bit before he resets that you heard them again, which is kind of. Backwards. Yeah. It was I mean it was cool to see bowser in this game though I mean I never knew he was in this game until a week ago. How many kids that traumatized with this had fallen off and getting out backwards and stuff. What ought to play Mario Kart? Anymore. I mean how many little kids even at the end of this game? was there I think I was fourteen year old Mike Thirteen didn't couldn't get the end of the game. Three two year I'm like it though. It's cool to see. Bother me. It could have been on all right with not having in this game though it would have worked for me just fine. It's like brings us where they set up as the villain up spoilers pilot, Princess Setup San whole time freaking Dorgan like we not have Gannon all the time Y-. There's a lot more to that though. But still a game is a sequel about green time though bring back fatty from. A whole different timelines or? It's all Nintendo. They know what they're doing. Actually there's video where someone asks you went through the whole Mario time line and put something together but it's not real. Just one of those videos they're all stage plays when we. Keep bringing that up often do you have trouble with this boss off I? Did you guess? Have the state so I actually legitimately died. This hardware. No. No you didn't. Know. Upper kind of hardware. Unlike you I have to feel bad because I don't actually own efforts so so Like us your twenty year old game now, they don't have the only released one. Re releases on on three. D. S. less than three years ago. Twenty seventeen. I mean, that's just and this doesn't exist in any other way like you can't buy on the switch Shit you can't. You couldn't buy the it never, and that's when they always bug Montano that they don't like the rereleasing and when they do like the aforementioned remember. Camera off camera the Mario Collection, you know all star streak lection, they're releasing sixty, four, sixty, four, sunshine and Galaxy. But only for a limited time like come on, just put your games out there night and he'll be master. It's just a straight reports. The only way I'm buying it if galaxy can be played without motion controls, they might how my money well is that I might have a different way to play with almost control. So we'll. Have you guys look lately Luigi to or up? Sorry Luigi Mansion two or three or now? So I've played a bit of dark moon in it loses a lot of the charm from this game. Like the ghosts, there are no Portugeuse one and the standard goes are all like bastardize as are all very bland like they almost feel like minions I hate to say that about anything Nintendo related but. Like I said just loses a lot of the charm. There's multiple mansions you go through that are all lot smaller and they they're they're divided into missions. So it's like a sixty zero you pick a star and it kinda changes the level to match which you need to do to get that star does the same thing in that game Okay threes might be on the show at some point. Oh. Yeah. Probably I own it on three s three. Few days it's it's pretty good. Mentioned that like it took them. So long to release a sequel like dark mood doesn't come out until. Much later on the three D. asked I, don't remember twenty third. Back, I can't find one looking for. Thirteen twelve years. That's a long time like I mean, we've you know. We've I thought we were never gonNA sequels of this game I mean I I didn't really play much of, but I know like this game has a fan base for like I'm glad they're finally doing more with it if the unit is super damn slow. Yeah. It wasn't quite as long between two and three though no, thank God. But also after you finally beat King Boo you rescue Mario Who's now sleeping in his portrait because he passed out. Earlier, he's awake you seeing banging on the portrait and like throughout every time you capture a portrait goes U. UT takes them infers vacuum puts them into the trap. We'll meter whatever the hell it is, and then it goes through this whole thing where a beat them into a portrait and I laughed when it does the opposite with Mario where you just hear him screaming as and your Mama Mama Marie with the Hell my Mama Mia. As they're like doing everything, but in revert to him. Beaten them with the with like a panel of amusing to me though, and then he comes out of it with the picture friend around his neck and Luigi cal left Adam I liked the little portrait cutting every time. We put the ghosts in the Puerto that always amused me for some reason I do want to mention the portraits real quick The color of the frame depends on how well you did at capturing them go from bronze to silver to gold. That's cool. I didn't know that and according to this wicky that I was looking up earlier. The picture of the ghosts actually changes depending on which frame you get, which I did not know. A very cool concept that it's something that you know, and that's the thing about intendo. There's little small touch I never noticed for in this game like you know bad for instance, I never even knew it was there anything offensive I? Guess I like their little touches and then after you finish each area shows you all the ghosts that you caught for the portrait ghosts and it shows you all the money you collect, of course and. It's also the names of the Portugeuse. Is bummed when I found out the money does nothing changed your ending does no yeah. did you not sit through the credits Mike? No. Yeah after the credits depending on how much money you get Louis Luigi use it to buy a new house and they can go anywhere from a little shack to an actual mansion. Oh, that's cool. Yeah. No I just I got the end credits game and I just turn off the game unless. It's the you're not teach you anything you have to you have to stay through the credits. Yeah I I wasn't avenue here. How often you stay for the credits dope okay. A half minutes and I was like this probably nothing else after. Thought. Oh, it's not even a shock, the lowest level H rank finishing the game with five thousand with only five thousand gold and it's just the tent. I probably would have been somewhere in the middle because I did collect a lot of things and then s rank is like I said, an actual mansion says welcome to Luigi New Mansion. That's cool though yeah. So it's not for nothing but it's also. Anything, good. To see a little picture of a house at the end of the game that doesn't matter I got ranked see it's a little a little villa. It was cute I like I'm curious now because I could easily blow to my safety and see what I I don't care enough. Not. Going to happen. All right are you guys ready to go on for questions comments your memories? Let me get the RENOS real quick mixture. So the vacuum called the poltergeist three thousand I feel like I. Don't think we've mentioned that at the beginning of Incheon that the theme immediately got stuck in my head because Luigi, Kinda whistles along as you're walking, which is adorable and then there's one more thing the what did you think of the exorcist ghost where you walk into the little girl's room and everything goes upside down. Oh. Yeah. got a poltergeist reference. Pretty sure was it definitely feels like it should events we're coming from you. Know. COULD BE I. Don't know I can't remember much about poltergeist never seen it. So an exercise what am I saying I'm combining move and everything extra says I met Linda Blair but that's it. Nice. I wanted to, and then there's the fortunate ghosts that you fight in the jars and Helix Potter, Green Card from yu-gi-oh. ME. Oh for me, it's like every time I see you think of the show, but none of anything that you in the show is anything to do with the card game and that's fine. Let's go to the show came first and they couldn't viral when they made the actual card game. Will make it is chaotic as his show makes no sense. The way they play that game. It's fun though. All right. Any I? Think we should go to questions, comments or memories. Now trashy got a decent amount about this game I was more Nice Becton all first of all, I'm GonNa read from friend of the show Emmanuel. I never got to play this as a kid even though I wanted to because I never really own Nintendo home console growing up it wouldn't be until a few years ago that I. Co Worker. Remind me his game along with Mario Sunshine's Hanukkah venture to and this game I was so happy finally be able to play for years of watching Luigi manton super replay Oh God I mean I'm just GonNa skip for but the last part with that said I really liked this game though you may scoff at me this is my resident evil and for that I would put it on the show. Player naval manual. ho-soon. Oh, man manual. I mean, this is I mean this is. This is supposed to be the first game or whatever, but that didn't happen. Effort conor Campbell fighting a baby always feels dirty. But maybe to kill me so in floating and it's bigger than me don't know and Isaac Farmers, my favorite game I absolutely loved the portrait Portugeuse I really enjoyed leisure mansion three but I, wish they would have gone back to Portugal's up totally Portugal's a lot. So do we agree and from Andrew Burns thought it was intriguing the kid but didn't hold my interest great atmosphere. She go back and plant Sir you're missing out because that's how I felt. And I got a few comments intendo Gamecube enthusiast from Gabriel Garcia I only played in one hundred percent of the game at the beginning of quarantine. If maybe the most charming game I ever play what link made it up and character. What's this quarantine thing people talk about? I work in retail quarantine. Essential. Yeah. Austin Reuse essential to lucky. Lucky bastards not so I was one of those lucky bastards just sit in home. Air Watching breaking. Bad. I wouldn't you know I. Would Have Been Okay with it for a little bit. Yeah. Me Too nasty proline. Hey you're coming back in three weeks three week vacation Click monoplane. That's so nice. The. Nice. All right offering Nick Sherwood one of my favorite games all time. It's great all the way through Yes. Sir. Good Opinion Hank Siham at though many criticizing. Think I. Completed in three hours or less it's very replaceable in that regard to me because they don't put a lot of time into it. It's kind of like the same field watching a movie as opposed of been watching a television show good way to put it. Said recently that sometimes all you need is a good short game. The it's meant to be replayed compared to long fifty our game that you may maybe going to get through. Yeah. This game is long enough like, but it's fun. It's short fun at doesn't need to any longer I think. Sometimes, he's on a cheeseburger e owning flaming yawn. From Barton's trod, the atmosphere is very chilling despite its cartoony appearance music is charming oddly catching nothing tops his I know from Portugal's deluce himself. The game has charm in spades and escaped. Pressure S We didn't really mention that much that the music is really really good. It really captures atmosphere they won game. Stood out to me Amelie was the soundtrack yet maintain. We'll get stuck in her head. It's definite here worm which I. I actually like the music I play most of the time when I played this game. Wow. Let's unlike pretend seal of approval there it has to do with the timing I. If it's a game I played back in the day when I was younger before I knew a podcast where I tend to listen to music a game older I spent with. which we talk about trigger an episode one, hundred right from billy from. COGHILL whatever it helped. My First Game Cube Game I remember my parents getting me the game back in two thousand one slow masterpiece me to Chamara M Thompson. It's just a great game. Love the atmosphere just overshadowed by Mario. He's not wrong. You could have had this game with Mario like not really in here just been Luigi. got a mansion. Yeah Mario. Buzzer can feel Kinda shoehorn then I would have been okay. which is king booby in the final boss with no bowser robot anything. I would have been fine without thousand in it but I feel like Mario Kinda interesting because that gives him kind of like a out a little bit of conflict that he needs to figure this out to rescue his brother. We get to see the side of Luigi where he wants rescues brother any costs unlike upper games where Mario Solis piece of shit to his? Sweet some like pure garbage like Mario tennis like. What is that like puts it there we've Luigi windy like rubs he'll. Yeah, the one I actually wins. Dick. Are. You such a Dick. Okay and from this one Jason Kemp bought it with the Cuban launched. One of my all time favorite games. I played there at least once a year which they report it to the switch don't worry they will for sixty dollars one of these days. Collection. Just sixty dollars but you'll have a new hat so it'll be worth. And this one for Ian. Franz I tried it for the first time about a year ago not a fan I can insists. Out I guess nothing's forever on. So No, I mean I'm glad that I still enjoyed this game a lot. So I can see why people don't like it though because of it it, it's not super long. For me, I, don't want anything to prolong anymore. That's Depends on the person. All right and this one from ten to one of the best games game. Q my opinion, the only real issue was I finished with one goes uncaptured because you. Can't go inside but I never saw him again went through every room three or four times and gave up i. don't blame you. I gave up anyway just because I didn't care but last group of a couple of questions or read from the Mario. Group. From. Megan full and part full and fought sorry but your name Ma'am. She listens as episode I played this game all the time to this day even was a game that launched the Gamecube even though I didn't get the game Cuban at launch. I. Got it. Later down their own became obsessed ever since camp can't compare to two or three I can't either one day right? Yeah. Primarily I WANNA play to very soon as three isn't sixty dollars so maybe so by twenty thirty. Baby. When it comes great hits, you know whatever the hell that day comes they'll be. Go. On sale for ten percent off at some point or when I can emulate. From Hamas Bruckner I want to finish the game so bad but I'm preoccupied with Bressler wild right now stopped us. You'll beat it and you can go back in the while twenty three hours long. And last thing I want to read. Robin Reid I have played Luigi Mansion to on thirty s three on switches. They update the first one for which I would get it give them time. Time shows. It's coming. I'm sure it's GonNa cap. It only took Li- what twenty five years for them to do a link's awakening. So weeks a week and he was perfect the way it was. So. All right. That's all for comments questions in memories that we have. So I think you guys were that commented on my facebook post and I think it's time for show for Box Austin. Why don't you go first? All right. I'm putting this on the shelf, which is a good one, right Office good. All right Yeah. It's on the shelf Great Music Equates awesome atmosphere to go like Silent Hill for kids kind of off. It gives us a protagonist that is not like I don't know he has definitely like weaknesses. He's a coward and. Aro is a fun ghostbusters like game in the Mario Universe and we've been going over this. Plenty of boss fights and even the just fighting the single like little mini ghosts are thorough fun. It's enjoyable. It's not super long Yeah. Definitely on the shelf. I'm Mike How about you hours easy shelf for me to when this came out of is an instant classic like shirts not a Mario game in the. Traditional sense, but it still superfine As we said earlier, even getting the money that does virtually instill super compelling is hard not to and. To. Drive this home. It's something I've told Mike get as soon as I finish this game, you unlock the Hidden Mansion I'm like all going here I'll go check this out. So the only thing that really does is the ghost hits you a little harder than your vacuums a little stronger but I played that entire imagined in one big in and I did get fifty booze that. So. This is kind of a testament to help on this game is like even after I, just be that I beat it again, right away. Like me, I turned it off and never looked at it again. But that's just me. I don't have time right now. That wraps up. I didn't say what I thought. Okay. Google ask forgot about me. Wow that's a that's a I. I'm actually GonNa. Put this on the shelf to I. I really enjoyed this game to a fourteen year old Mike. Two thousand one you probably put in the box but twenty twenty Mike Thirty two year old going on the show I'm so glad we finally got the plate and thanks mom for finding this game I go and. I have finally laid it and beat it the and not the copy you want me but I finished it and it's really good if you get the chance to go out and play it I mean I it's by the three D. S. version I. Mean because unless you have game, we'll give switch at some point. I'm sure when it does I will be sharing this episode of everybody so I'm predicting the future right now. Yeah definitely go play is going on the shelf. I'm so happy we played it. That's yeah. I definitely feel like I'm going to be one of those yearly traditions wherever you October I'm GonNa. Pop it in. At least play some of it, we can play the second one. and. Then before we go to plugs, why don't we? Mike your pick. You mention what were talking about next week I saw we're. Almost, good game from two thousand two. Okay. It's it is a very good game. We're playing eternal darkness Nintendo's Kennesaw all this game lyric. Hey, we can do this better. So they had silicon knights make this actual spooky game resume not a game play when you're sleep deprived though we'll. Get going insane yourself we'll get. We'll get next week I. Got Plenty to say about that damn game. Since, awesome our guest, why don't you go first and given our shout out to your podcast? Sure. So my partner and I- Travis Co host partner Ob. Trust podcast every week we pick a new topic usually pick like a movie that's in theaters I guess not really the last couple months. Actually Years Round near-certain to open up on a risk my life to go see new mutants. or we pick out a TV show or a video game our done some view game. Once you Mike, Actually, we've done view games with when your old hosts and we've done a casino of you a couple of times. Or comebacker season for Yup hopefully, they may get I don't know about hopefully, but I think they're going to. And Yeah and we do comex like we sometimes like review like an animated DC movie based off of the complex review like the book in the adaptation because they're movies, you don't really adept the good application of the complex well at all but their movies presold. But yeah, and all the time we do an episode, every Monday we drink while I've been shrinking during this episode, which is why I'm slowing open now of sucking down this vinegar red wine. It's bag wind and my girlfriend put in my fridge like four weeks ago and I put out in you know tastes a lot like vinegar. CAST were able on most podcast in platforms and You discuss lot of Geek culture and up you know new movies and stuff. So go check us out. Sometime, shows up our show. Will Win season for I'm sure seen for coming to some point. Point I just hope that there's no more. Let's. Let's have a whole season of Ala carte hanging out the castle with. With with people with siblings having, having siblings Fedex. This that we don't need any of that again. Apparently, they fired Warren Ellis who was show runner and writer for the first three seasons because it is a. Bit Sexual Misconduct. So I'm okay with. Them Yeah. Better even to was good but at the third season Woo. Yeah, though was a mess. Yeah. That's good. Episode. People should go check us out Mikey Maher podcast to discuss season for, and we pretty much trashed it the whole time. I remember it's been a while but yeah, all right and then given our shot out the pockets mentioned at the top of this show Chubu. Talking Talking Shoe Bubblegum at America has been a WHO's a friend of the show start hiding, start his own podcast. Thanks to me. I encouraged them on the reason that inspired him. So if you enjoy that show, tell him. For inspiring yeah. I had to. Really. Go for him. He just started others and also the first episodes up time you're hearing is there should be second episode should be either upper about to be up pending on when Mike Release, this time or not. So. Awesome, Sheldon to our insurance altro courtesy a Bobby Aka Mike's don't even see Pete Bite the bullet song get squad definitely go check him out and if you enjoyed this episode, we do other other Murray up. So we episode seventy eight was Super Mario Land we cover Super Mario World in the early eighties but definitely check that out. We also Mara world to a long time ago we'll check that out also, and if you enjoyed this show of course, you did tell your friend tell your enemies anyone out there it's a great way to help out the shelf. The show, just let people know about games my mom found, and we can do more with the show eventually and we also do comics movies. We do mini we do. So we cover smaller games. There's lots of stuff to check out. We have a great spook Tober, spook timber coming up. So nothing check out all our stuff that's coming out in the next month or two, and if you enjoy this, please false and facebook instagram and twitter, I'm concentrating image which coming with the show and I think that's all I need to spit out of my mouth today. We'll see you next time everybody.

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Dreams Part 2 - Dreams, Multiverse Theory, Consciousness & Alternate Dimensions

Xander & Stone - The Science & Supernatural Podcast

53:53 min | 6 months ago

Dreams Part 2 - Dreams, Multiverse Theory, Consciousness & Alternate Dimensions

"It could be one on. The dimension gets kicked the mental ball. You're listening to the zander stone. Science and supernatural podcasts. From black eyed kids to haunting. Ufo's crypto creatures and everything in between if it's out there and it's weird we're going to talk about it and we're still talking about dreams. This is part two of our dreams episode and now we're going to turn into the dream pool of the supernatural. I feel like now. We probably do three months of the god. Yes just g goodness research we did. It just goes and goes and branches off in so many different directions when you're talking about dreams because you could be talking about prophetic dreaming. You could be talking about lucid dreaming astro projections connection subconscious paralysis. The amount of content. Especially when it comes to like supernatural or mythology or folklore or anything basically just outside the scientists in fact. That's one thing. I wanted to point out as well. Is that of all the episodes that we've done. I think this episode is where the science and the supernatural mash together. the most. It is very difficult. And i think it might be because science doesn't know very much about dreams that they have to rely a lot on very fringe science type type of topics which is with supernatural is kind of on the fringe science. It is very difficult to untangle the signs in the supernatural dreaming. I it's it's really really tangled up and you're going to get an idea for it and a sense for it when i start talking about what. I've been researching. Because i went down this rabbit hole and the further down the rabbit hole. I went out with one question. Do dreams give us a portal or a view into alternate dimensions. By the time. I had gotten even just ten minutes down the rabbit hole. I had fifty more questions that i could not answer. I had so many google tabs open at some point. I mean it was just at one point was like where is the music coming from like what is happening on my computer so much. We do giving us the topic for this and instagram people for voting on the specific topic this week which put both of us into a craze dangerous to complete complete craze state. I'm questioning everything about existence. Now everything about reality because one thing that you when you start looking at whether or not dreams are a portal or a window into an alternate dimension. What we're actually asking in that question. It's got nothing to do with dreams what we're actually speaking about in that is what is consciousness and is the is. The multi-dose theory is the multi-diverse theory. Accurate are the multiple versions of universes. That's what we're actually talking about. It's got nothing to do with your dream and when you think about the fact that we only use is a twelve percent of your brain. That's a little iffy with a lot of people. I've met a thirty three percents. Wonder what's happening in that. Other percentage well that that other percentages were people find female comedians. Funny just saying hashtag make sure you listen to part one part one part. Listen to part one before you get to that comment. Because i was bit of a job so yeah i mean what i started looking at was whether a notch dreams. Give us a window into an alternate dimension and like. I said what that starts to imply is that there are multi versus the multi. Theory is correct and there are multiple universes and we start to look at consciousness and whether or not your consciousness has the ability to connect with another consciousness in another multi-diverse and other dimension. Another version of you. And that's things really really start to unravel because if we're thinking that dreams are portals to other dimensions which we have no proof of. It's all it's all. It's all quantum it's all quantum science basically. It's all quantum physics that is examining whether or not multi visit exist and science has really starting to to lean to the to the onset. Yes they are saying that. There's a very strong possibility and it looks like the math works out that they are multi versus wow. The math works out of the math works if the my works universal language but this is why this is where it really starts to go off the rails for me so if if multi versus do exist that then means that in in one of the one of the alternate dimensions there is a version of that universe vision of that world where they fully understand the multi-diverse theory that then there's no question they've got proven evidence of it and they completely understand the multiples theory right if that multipurpose exists and they have proved that consciousness can link across dimension so you'll consciousness in that that version of you your consciousness in that universe can link to the version of you in this universe and communicate through dreams. Ben this dimension would already be communicating with that dimension because one of the dimensions. You mentioned know what's happening in the other damage since the other dimension knows what's happening exactly and they can communicate so there's a paradox. In there there is a paradox. There is in fact. This episode is brought to you by the word paradox. The word paradox. Exactly so essentially what we're dealing with here is we're dealing with a thought experiment. That's what the idea of us connecting to another version of ourselves in an alternate dimension is. It's it's a thought experiment because science has no prefer it have the mathematical proof that multipurpose theory could be correct. But there's nothing that they can do to prove that there's another multi that there are other dimensions essentially. There's there's nothing that science can do. It's all just theories it's numbers on paper and it's all to do with quantum mechanics and quantum physics so the idea is and again. This is just way more paradoxes. Come along the idea. Is that if there is another version of you and your consciousness connecting with that other version of you in another dimension and that you're you're being you're being given in your dreams you're being given snippets and glimpses into your life in that dimension it implies then that the other version of you in the other dimension also dreams and has dreams about the life that you're leading in this dimension right okay. It seems very closely resembling a avatar. Yes yeah yeah. I'm sure when you collapse or you get pulled out of the other dreams. Suddenly you're back end to the other. Exactly exactly i can force. But then i mean with the idea that they're being multi-diverse in every single possibility exists in every version of you exists that makes different choices you know and and opens up different timelines. Every single time of choices made. Let's take an example of making a decision of what he wants to eat for dinner today. So you're the choice between eating chicken sandwich or a a beef curry and in this reality and this dimension you decided to cam going with the beef curry in another dimension went with the chicken salad in a different dimension from that. You didn't even have the option of chicken your vegan. Exactly you didn't you didn't even have the option of of chicken or beef or fish or whatever it was so every single possible version of you exists and if you are dreaming and your subconscious as connecting to another version of yourself in another dimension it is then fair to assume that the versions of you and other dimensions connect to your consciousness here and daydream about you. What that could then imply. Is that your entire reality in this dimension is just a series of dreams made up by the versions of you in other dimensions. Your life might just be a dream really hurts my head. Thank you consider just having an existential crisis. Absolutely in every sentence loosely. There's that famous famous right in the moment. Now i forget who said it. It'll come to me in twenty minutes from now. i think therefore i am right. There's that famous thing. I think therefore i am so then. Is it safe to say. I dream therefore we are the different versions of myself. We we must be safe. Nothing bad you never know you. Just never know. And then there's the dream with senator dream the dream within a dream shore. It's like the play within a play much. Thanks beer yeah right. So maybe maybe shakespeare or whoever really wrote shakespeare's works you can't you can't help. But we're ad gal info you can't you can't talk about dreams without without thinking about hamlet rights of course shakespeare and then it was like no. It's edgar allan poe the to be or not to be. I can actually actually recite that entire thing. I know by heart do it now right now. Okay and seen to be or not to be. That is the question whether it is no. Blend the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous. Fourteen ought to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing. End them to die to sleep. No more and by a sleep to say we end the heartache. And the thousand natural shocks that the fleshes air to to the consummation devoutly to be wished to die to sleep to sleep per chance to dream i as the rub for in that sleep of death. What dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil must give us pause and then it goes on and on and on. Yeah i want to make how dreams may be too with robin williams movie man and i feel like for patron content. We're going to have zander. Shakespeare spare anyone who wants to contribute to tell us what shakespeare you want your speech by hamlet those turbie depressing because it's all about the choice between living and suicide right. That's that's what he's deciding. Should i carry on. Suicide and shakespeare lattices a lot of suicide. What was going on romance or suicide semester. Back back to actually talking about two dreams. So obviously one of the things that i always do. When i'm exploring my topics as i go and look at other cultures and other religious belief systems have to say about these things and one that came across. I thought was very poetic. And quite lovely is from the journal. Australians the aboriginal tribes of australia and then along with many other cultures along with blue culture along with many other native cultures. Believe that the all reality our existence was dreamed into existence. It was it came about because of a dream and goodness we could go down the rabbit hole of this one as well. The buddhist belief system implies that reality exists because consciousness exists as well and if you cannot if consciousness does not observe something and if you do not observe me doesn't mean that i do not exist. It's the whole if a tree falls in the forest and no one's wrong here. It's not the thing and quantum quantum physics really back. This up particles behave different blind. The double split the double slit experiments so when particles are observed behave differently but the original. Australians had this beautiful creation story that would basically we humans consciousness universal consciousness also maybe known as the cash register. Universal consciousness dreamed up our existence. What they also believe. The is that our reality now is still a continuation of that dream that none of this in the stream better dream meaning one that has trump universal collective consciousness. That is keeping our reality alive. So it's not just like one. I mean used to say it's not just one person dreaming all of this up. I never thought it was very the never ending story. Remember never ending story that your house one of the that is actually one of my most tragic childhood memories as when his horse gets stuck in the quicksand and he's trying to pull his voice ought just so tragic tragic mice and i haven't had a chance to look this up. My sister claims that that horse really died during filming. I keep meaning to look that up because that would just ruin or may be true. It feels like that's what's really happening. That's very anytime. i'm feeling kind of depressed. I think of that scene like race. China south anyway so in the australian aboriginal apology ancestral spirits the world including their own forms into existence and the aboriginal name for this period of creation Basically common across many the dialects and languages of the aboriginal australians loosely translates to dream time or the dreaming and while many western cultures talk about the birth of the world of something that happened in the past in these indigenous australian cultures. The dream the dream the dream that cold existence into existence is a is a continuing reality. It's something that we're all living in. Now it's another plane of existence that some people basically visit in their dreams when we're dreaming and attorney basically is by anthr- apologised to differentiate dreams from the sleeping dream to the dreaming realm. That the aboriginal aboriginals believe in an in these special crease creations. And these any special teams. They could meet and talk with ancestral spirits. They they could witness the creation while it was happening so they were kind of Separated from time and linear time as we know it and basically dreaming to them as way of connecting to dan central spurts of the land very very similar to what the native american And the missa. The mesoamerican traditions. That when you went to sleep in your dreamed you actually went to a different plane so that was again. Just one of the things that i started looking at as well as when we when we dream are we necessarily going to different dimension where the reality of the dimension could be a slightly different to the one that we have here another version of you exists that is vegan whereas here. You're not or are we going to completely different like of existence a completely different dimension of existence. And i think if you talked a lot of spiritually inclined people intuitive counselors and things like that. And i know i've had conversations with she wrote about this that we live here in this in this world. We call it the third dimension because it's physical we can touch it and we can fit it and it's it's it's three deny the fourth dimension is when you start to have spiritual awareness and the fifth dimension is basically enlightenment. What the buddhist. The voters would call but avista or reaching enlightenment. I think that we're both there. Were fisher vibrating. The fifth though obvious fits dimension gets kicked in the mental mental on a daily basis on a daily basis. But it's it's such a wormhole to go down whether or not it's a parallel universe or completely different kind of astral plane that you're you're stepping into and the sad part is that we're never really going to be able to prove either way and i know a lot of the times with supernatural and paranormal. Stuff we cannot prove it either way a or b but this one. I don't think we'll ever be able to actually physically prove because if they are multi verses if you consider the size of our universe and i mean we haven't even reached the edges of our own universe yet to consider that they would be multi verses. Imagine how far away they are. There's no way we're ever going to be able to like reach. Visit those type of thing right well wormhole wormhole maybe maybe shortcut maybe wormholes. Maybe we're aren't the particles aren't they. I'm not positive about this. Probably just another theory. But the particles are blinking. In and out of existence like young our own clinicals quarries which would make sense as far as the the dream part that we could be popping in and out but again. We don't have the science or maths to backup like where it actually goes. There comes a point was it was like you know when i was looking at this again. Just trying to look at it from an anthropological cultural spiritual kind of a perspective. There's a lot of very nice spiritual theories around this like like again reference the buddhist one where consciousness and reality have to exist. You cannot have one without the other. there's a really really nice buddhist with theory upgrading. Nice way of putting this and it's it's that one cannot exist without without its its opposite so cannot have left without there being right. The the existence of left confirms the existence of right. If that makes. Am i making sense. Like the the existence the the in in the yang and by knowing by being able to prove one it automatically automatically validates the existence of the other one so is that the existence of consciousness on this plane confirms the existence of consciousness in other dimensions and other planes. Yes yes nate. Had no idea he was asking this question. We made you when asked about dreams. You are asking about quantum entanglement you asking about quantum physics you ask you about the multi-diverse and you're asking about the nature of consciousness. That's what he was and just existing and the idea. I mean it kind of goes into that. Whole theory. The matrix theory and we. We live in a simulation that. Oh god here we go here we go but the the fact that the different versions of you then have glimpses into your life through their dreams and are getting a glimpse of your existence in this dimension in this in this universe that all of their dreams collectively could be the thing that makes up your existence as your life as you experience. It and i thought about it today. When i was i took a stroll to the shop and i took my dog with me and i was walking. It was a nice day and it was sunshine outside and was such a lovely day and it's like or is it. Is this just a dream. The dream of a version of me dreaming that you know. They're going to the show with a dog that they don't have because they wish they had a dog. But now it's just a dream. And i've got the doug because it's my reality that you've dreamed up the dog that you don't have in my existence and that's where i had to stop and sit down and i was just like hanging. I don't broke anymore. It's just such a complex intertwined idea that it's it's impossible to. I mean you can go on to reddit threads and you can. You can see on the right of threads. People have asked this question. Many times is do dreams gives a view into an alternate dimension. And no one can give you an answer on this absolutely. Nobody can give you an answer on this. Well i think the fact that so many people have the same idea. Though that lends some credibility on some level to exactly what you're saying about the left and the right is that why would so many different people have the same idea like maybe this is what's really happening. I mean he could just be a hodgepodge of everything that happens in her day. And like you said maybe everyone we do see somebody that we've already seen somewhere along the way and we would have never the mail man and we never even noticed it was before and suddenly shows up and he's playing your dad in the play for think that's entirely possible but i think personally it's just as possible that the other is happening. I think it's also just as possible that it's how brains way of coping with mortality that we want to know that there's another version of ourselves out there because there is a continuation of ourselves right if i die in this existence and we spoke about this when we spoke about the i. Think the near death experiences That the concept of dying to our brain like brain doesn't want to comprehend its own mortality. So the the the shutting down of the optic nerve where we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel wig. That's actually our brain is no longer receiving light signals. From the optic nerve because it's dying and your vision is turning into a tunnel it's pleasing and you'll so we start to say okay. That's the tunnel of light. And then as the brain shuts down you know certain synapses firing of triggering old memories of people in your boss that have maybe already died in cross and those are the people waiting for you on the other side because your brain is firing these these synapses and making you remember these things so the idea that we even exist in an alternate universe in an alternate reality it then that might just be your brain needing an our own human needs to think that we do continue that they even if i stop in in this version of reality another version of me continues in the different version of reality but does that. Make it any less real. It doesn't to go back to what israel. Yeah exactly right. And even this idea of like multi versus and different versions of yourself if if if that really is true. That means that there's an infinite number of multi versus because the way that the multipurpose theory essentially works. Is you know. I kind of touched on it with the the chicken versus beef kind of example. Is that whatever choice you make here. A new time line is created according to that choice You decided to eat chicken. And that's gonna lead to the next step in the next and the next step that in another futures beef and that would lead to another step but then another choice would be made and that time line would branch off as well. So it's kind of like an unending branch off of different timelines. Also that implies the an if there is an infinite number of them that also then implies that there has to be a universe way you are the god you other god that universe. Sure that it's this. One people need to realize i'm so convinced i must be a marvel character. It's the only thing that resonates but then also implies that there has to be a universe where you don't exist because that is also a part of it but it's also it's a possibility right and then there has to be a universe multi verse where The theory of multi versus cannot be that they cannot be multi versus from that multi-diverse. It has one more potential. It's another one one more possibility that there has to be a multi this is the place in versus your isolated little bubble and you know i mean we could extrapolate on that as well and so that has to be a universe somewhere where other life doesn't exist and it has to be universes somewhere where no life exists so the idea that we might be alone in this universe hole we might be. We might be in that multi. I has no other life in it because that possibility has to exist as does a possibility of it multi-diverse where it is teeming with life aliens everywhere. Well i i refuse to believe. This is the one that doesn't have the limitless possibilities. Because we're i feel like if that were the case you wouldn't have that in you. It feels like so many people have that sense inside them. That there's more your. I feel like if you were in the place that didn't have mar- you wouldn't even have that imagination or suspicion. They talk about things like the shadow beings. Hashtag listened to the people they shut it beings and Aliens extraterrestrials possibly being inter dimensional beings. Other romney beings not from spirit world not from another planet in our universe but actually into dimensional and they're managing to cross the dimensions. I wanna do that. How do we get on that list. i will. I think you have to the application forms. And i believe there's quite a lot of paperwork. Involved is the hell out of me. It sounds like a lotta. We're going to start our own call. And then we'll we'll figure out our own way to enter the and no paperwork and are called. This is where it starts to get very existential list in this topic because you said we can start in the universe. There's a multi verse way. You are already a cult leader. Assembly that there's something like this philosophical. I don't even know how to wrap my head around all of the content that we're supposed to cover in this today because the anything that you can think of in this universe it already exists in in another dimension somewhere another in another universe somewhere so then can you become satisfied that somewhere somewhere in another dimension you are the most well paid actress in the whole film industry somewhere and can you take satisfaction from knowing that division of us somewhere or does it have to be in this lifetime here. This is jerry and this one that i'm experiencing bright smart now. I cannot have any satisfaction knowing that's happening. I'm very jealous of the other. Should be living right now and it was. It was a thread that i stumbled across on. It was either red or webley or something like that where this guy posted about all of his dreams and then would like either congratulate the other version of himself like give the other version of himself some advice of what he should be doing it with the understanding that the other version of himself might one day. Find this thread and then be able to read it type of thing and it was brilliant movie script. I think renewed actually a multi multiplicity which all happens in one place here with michael king by another move seen that olivia. Yeah by each version of himself even though it was himself had a different life. very much. like what we're talking about an and each was more Keenly attuned to something else of to be more fun is to be more romantic as to be more of a workaholic. And so even within that little microcosm we can see what the multiplicity you're part of it would look like for having a multi verse they are. You just reminded me as well as that. There are folks who said folks. There have been theories. People have suggested that something like schizophrenia. Actually might be people who are more able to pick up on the communication from other dimensions and this idea and the idea of like having visual hallucinations actually might be that. You're picking up visual communication from another another mentioned that there's it's overlapping with this dimension. And you're able to see between the two or having auditory hallucinations. That they're you know you're picking up in the. I don't know if anybody who actually has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. With agree with something like that. Because from what i understand schizophrenia can often i mean it's very debilitating right. It's not it's not a great experience for folks and but who's to say who's to say that right is to say we again not something we can prove. There are two seasons at least and fringe the covered. All of this Things bleeding through from the other side. Yeah it might be. That might be what deja vu is right that experience that you've done this before you've been here before you've seen this before is because you have another version of you did and for instance i dreamt to very clearly of a road that i was traveling on in in greece and you described a perfectly and then two years later i was on that exact exact corner. I saw the exact motorcycle common beside me that i had written about and talked about happen exactly in greece. So maybe that had happened somewhere else. And i was just having a memory or maybe something in the future and sort of linear time line and i was actually prophetic. Yeah it really starts to put you into a spin. It really does. It really does. And like i said there are many more questions. The more the type of topic generates more questions than than than can be provided so like another question is what does it mean. What would it mean if you dreamt about visiting another dimension. What would that mean like. Ignore the fact that you're getting a glimpse of another version of yourself another dimension. What would it mean if you actually dreamt about going to another dimension as in something like astral travel. Astral projection doesn't mean that your soul has actually been to another dimension that you've crossed time and space. It could mean that i could. I expected a conclusion from you on this episode. Very disappointed by not giving any truth is i can do a single conclusion. I would put it out listeners. Who have any opinion about this That it's just such a. I'm going to admit that. I'm completely defeated by this topic because it is so difficult to wrap your brain what we're dealing with here is quantum science and physics and it is so difficult and and the signs of consciousness and what it means to be conscious. You know i mean i remember. I do remember being a kid. I remember like. I'd say i'm gonna sit around the age of twelve and thinking to myself big thoughts. When i was a kid was going to get myself. A little pat on the back for that thinking to myself. That is it possible. And this is please remember. This is way pre matrix. I come. I'm pretty old. This is before the matrix movies came out thinking to myself. That does everything exists around me merely merely because of the fact that i exist if i go to sleep at night does all of this disappear. There is no way for me to prove it when you blink. Your eyes does everything in existence. Blink art and blink back again just in time for you to be there to see it again on your observing it. Yeah which comes back to the. The quantum particles are blinking and out going there on the out and are they really here when they're on the end and one of the things about quantum particles as well as their pared right. You get a pair of quantum particles and you can separate that pair and they. They spend like one one we'll spend. I'm just gonna safe for lack of the scientific the bridge. I'm going to say that one spins clockwise direction and the other one's been in an anti clockwise direction and they kind of balance each other out and then you can separate them and force one fourth one that's been anti-clockwise to spend in a clockwise direction. And the one that has been separated that you haven't touched you haven't observed you haven't influenced at all it will change. Its spin as well to the opposite direction. So there's quantum totally believe in a multi so to convince so things that you do in this realm and this dimension could actually influence the life of the the ultimate year in another dimension the fact that you chose to have the chicken sandwich for dinner tonight left the other one with the choice of having beef now. All i want is a chicken sandwich. That's the only conclusion. I've really come up with hungry again. Thank you for that. Of course the question. That is that. And i know you can speak of a dream about this actually could could. You'll could your dreams be evidence of a life because again you know. Time is the man made concept of linnea. But that's not to say time actually works so if you if you think about all dimensions and time not being linear it means that the pasta existed at the same time as the present as does the future they all exist at the same time right. What happened some way some way. The eighteen hundreds is still actually happening in. its in. Its own time line in its own reality and here. We are in the twenty twenty one in all reality in this time line. So could yol dreams be evidence of past lives that you've experienced lived. I definitely think so. Tell us wine story. That's my prototype. All over the one about us the one dropped about us. Yes okay that one So when we had first met. I think it was really early on like if you have to the point that when i told you about it i thought this is gonna totally nuts by stood. I knew very. I had one little picture view that came on your email so i never seen any other closed. You're weren't i was not yet stocking you on social media i dreamt about us in But you were wearing the. You're wearing suspenders and hat. And it felt very. It felt very Twenties thirties. And i guess were but yeah. Yeah it was definitely a back era. And then when i sent that to you you semi picturing use of like this and it was something that actually if something kind of similar to it now but in my dream it was more It was definitely dated like it was time and then and then When i had spoken to zero i said. Do you think that that we've known each other in past lives like absolutely hundred percent layer no question But the dream was so vivid. And yeah i do remember that. And it's in fact if any afterwards and june. I mean you said that you would be like. I said i would think you're crazy. I just want to clarify that. I still do the crazy lady. That's why we get along so well. I like my ladies and little crazy. You know i wouldn't be happy if as ordinary so he's boring. It's all just a my oldest such mind bending stuff it really is. It's just it's just so mind-bending and i'm not entirely sure and i'm not in any way convinced that we're ever going to get the answers to this. I don't think there's any science or math or anything that can ever fully explain. Just exactly what is going on with consciousness and reality and spirtual planes and the third dimension that we live in here is and then tom cruise tom. Of course tom cruise nursery everything and often. Is bruce paid enough money to scientology. And they've told us to tell the roster jared later with his own his own cult in hawaii which i fully intend to join fully intend to join in and there's one multi-diverse where he doesn't even believe in scientology think this multi-diverse with tom cruise doesn't even exist. Impossible said missile mission. Okay so so if you had to put money on it though in this exact moment wha what happens when we dream you have to put money at you have to put a million dollars and you have a million in one dollars or if i would have put money on his in if i were to give my own theory which i'm i'm coming with on the fly i'm gonna come with come up with on the cuff online line. So as we said in part one of this episode that we only use a very very small percentage of our brain something. It's something like ten twelve percent something about brain is i mean some people. Some people sent the dreaming is parts of your brain that we otherwise don't usually use for all of our cognitive things. Creativity and reasoning and math and walking and all that as normal things i would say that dreaming is is pot. Co brain being activated that we otherwise usually. Just don't use and i think it would be a biological anomaly. It's just a biological anomaly. That we just don't understand. We tried to attach meaning and symbolically to it when there actually isn't any it's just a random series of images and pictures that your brain is processing as and things fire of. I'm not entirely convinced. But i say that i say that. Also knowing that people legitimately have prophetic dreamt about something and it has come true. One of the instagram am. I think it was author bicker on instagram. She left a comment that she she dreams about major storms before they happen. And i think she referenced. I mike get the dates from now. Because i don't have instagram but i think she referenced a major storm that happened in may of nineteen ninety nine and she dreamt about two days before it happened. My my son. Actually my sister used to convert a little bitter. Because he would have he would have dreams. That will come true and He was laying on the couch. And i tried to wake him up and i said and he just goes mile love boo. He sounds out malibu ca so the next morning asked him. I said oh. Were you dreaming about malibu. He said what is. Malibu doesn't even know what the word means. And and then my mom. I tell my mom about it and she goes check out the news and they just had this. Massive earthquake in honorable occurred so he didn't even know what malibu monday with. Your kid. don't don't usually talk writing writing. Those things like reciting numbers to stuck going to buy lottery tickets if you have to twenty four possible while he's sleeping just definitely get three. I side because again. This is when his dad. nigel separated. I side. I'm going to let you choose the house. I want you to think of whites. What kind of house do you want. and he. he's he's these qualifiers. I wanted to be made of like plato broker. And i wanted to have a blue door and i was like awesome. Can't is. I was going around with my friend relationship. For houses i ended up renting his house. And then after i rented i realized the door was blue and then i step back from the house in its adobe style or until he had the house without even recognizing that was the house so those kinds of things that i can't do have meaning that i can't even put science behind. That's where i get tripped. Pardon me pardon me. Almost finds it More peaceful to think it's just science migraines just processing. Does it what we talked about an episode the last episode that he doesn't want to It's a way of processing it and getting the emotions out your now. We can just process it and you don't have all the anxiety dot to me in many ways is more peaceful than the considering all of these other things because it's just so big. It's massive. big. Nate had no idea what he was asking. When asked about this topic as ignatz you. I mean and i actually had no idea what nate was asking win win. When you first told me about made suggestion our dreams View into alternate universes like. That's something we talk about. Yeah let's do that one. That seems nice. Sat down. And i started doing research and and i was blown away. I was really really blown way. Because there's there's no answer to this. There's no way that people can give personal accounts of these experiences. Is i mean you know. People can talk about their dreams but they con- say that this was me visiting an alternate dimension. There's nothing you can prove it. Other than taking their word for what they said. It is a massive massive topic. And i keep coming back to. It's got nothing to do with dreams. It's to do with the multi theory quantum physics and the nature of consciousness. And you know somebody i mean. I spend a relatively decent amount of time reading into things like buddhism and buddhist practices and mindfulness. And you know things like around kind of buddhist theory and theology and one of the things that buddhism suggests is that you know we need to be able to find calm and clarity and peace of mind in existence and i think contemplating topics that are this vast and this big. I'm not sure we're supposed to understand them as a human species. I'm not sure. I'm not sure we're supposed to take away the mystery from these things and actually have the answer to them because a lot of the mysteries and beauty of life in the or and wonder of being alive it would disappear if we had these answers. So it's knowing that we don't know it knowing that we don't and that's a beautiful beautiful thing right. It's good to not gonna agree with science and the rest relief to mistry. I liked the idea. But it's okay. If we don't understand just tell us if you've got if you're done t it might be just a little too much for brains may be fragile bridges apart if it gets far and if you don't hear from me in a week it's because i've carried on going down this wormhole now. There are charts all around my house with bits of string connecting all of the ideas. Arn if you never hear from me again you know what's happened. Okay so i wanna give a shoutout. We're gonna we're gonna end this this complicated episode right there. I think we've done. We've done okay. I think we're you know we put up two parts but forty forty minutes and zero zero rambled on for an hour and sixty minutes an hour in sixty minutes. Is that what. I just one hundred sixty minutes that makes it does. Yeah because that's what we're talking about. I know that there's One of our listeners out the her name is rebecca. Hey rebecca. Rebecca is a scientist of working scientists so rebecca or husband. 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Grizz initiative east started it and it's to do with communication with extraterrestrial communication so the five groups and they're all over the world actually. I've looked into this everywhere. People put together the nc five group and they go out into places like where you are in arizona into the desert or up into the alps in switzerland or whatever it might be less populated areas basically and they do meditation and the basically like consciousness practices for being able to communicate with extraterrestrial beings. Who they who. A lot of folks do theorize communicate more by psychic. tended kinetic communication rather than verbal. And they get very interesting results. They also use things like Lights there's like they've got a series of signals that they put up that a very bright that would be able to be seen from orbit type of thing and laser lights that they point up into the sky and through what is essentially something like morse code with a flashing certain sequences of lights and things like that they've actually had. Ufo's identified aerial phenomenon. Things in the sky communicate back with them and flash back to them. And so yeah. It's very interesting. If if folks don't know anything about the five initiatives gun look it up. It's i hope. I haven't gotten deported. What the see. Maybe he's like. Nah i was talking about a steakhouse. I girl that i met at that spiritual shop. I told you she did. Talk to me about that about flashing lights. There really legally not supposed to but that they'd had flashing lights back. I didn't know it was called the describe it the same way scenario. Now i'm on board. I know what you're see. Stands for close encounter right. So there's controversy exactly who came out with a c. e. list but the list has existed for quite a while. Then you get see one click onto one where you just see an anomalous thing in the sky and that's the end of that you get. Yeah you get. See to. Where i i see what all of them are like. I think see two might be like where the an like an alien spacecraft or something you know an an extraterrestrial craft. An identifiable craft has landed somewhere. And there's evidence of it landing in that place. Commonsensical crow crop circles like inference the grass or something like that beneath the spot where it was supposedly land to footprints. Yeah yeah and then c. Three which is i think a visual of a at an anomalous biological entity in ab or an alien. And then you get ce. Four which could be abduction. I'm not sure it must be because close encounters of the fourth kind wasn't wasn't that yes. You're right yes. It's about what i think stephen came up with. What might have been the doctor who initially came up with. It might have been called sagan. Now that i think about it again. I might be completely wrong about that. And then you get the the c. Five which is actual communication with the the intelligent life so maybe the fourth one isn't abduction. Because that would definitely make you. You would know because abduction. Usually the abductee is unconscious and not aware. That's that's able to do. It's usually not friendly from the report to this is going to be a whole. We're going to have to do a whole album. We got off topic lennon. Lovely lovely Thank you thank you done. And then i want to get my shot today to taryn and taryn is the artist. Who did the wonderful wonderful. And still gushing and still gushing vs the wonderful amazing beautiful fantastic manda drawings of sandra and stone. I'm again like i've just been gushing. These evison she sent them. They are just so fantastic. 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Yankees Win First Two Games in Key Stretch; Gleyber vs. Robinson Cano and Ruined Players

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Yankees Win First Two Games in Key Stretch; Gleyber vs. Robinson Cano and Ruined Players

"This is a podcast from minute media. This is the yanks go Yar podcast. Adam weinrib and Thomas Karen ante. Welcome to Wednesday edition of the yanks go yard podcast. I'm out of wine or belong side Thomas Karen, I think since we last spoke, the New York Yankees have played two of their ten consecutive cupcake games every day's a must win now. When we began the stretch, the aches were slightly out of the playoff picture. Two days later, they've got two wins despite Dire Straits on Monday against the twins and a bit of a blowout that was less of a blowout than it should have been Tuesday against the Orioles two and O is two O, though, and they are now tied officially for the top wild card spot and literally one percentage point ahead of the Boston Red Sox. But that does not mean we're out of the Woods, and that does not mean we have evaded trouble. Sal Romano forced a role to Chapman into Tuesday's game, bad Aaron Boone bullpen management got us somewhere we did not want to be in game one of a three game set against the Orioles. The eggs had to climb out of a huge hole to beat the twins and glaber Torres still, even at second base does not look like a Major League Baseball player as the great nor MacDonald once said, happy birthday, Jesus. Hope you like crap. Make sure to find us on Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify wherever you get your podcasts. Drop us a 5 star review along with my mailbox question, my mailbag question will be more than happy to answer that. Thomas Karen auntie, that norm line referred to the Kenny G Christmas album, but as far as I'm concerned it refers to anybody who got a laboratory as Jersey for Christmas last year. Oh, God. Poor glaberman. He talked before the game about his struggles at shortstop and feel in the pressure and how all he just wants to do is contribute to a winning Yankees team and that all the players on the Yankees do feel pressure because that's just what inherently comes the job. Then he botches that grounder at second, which was an easy double play ball. And rifles it at geo Rochelle, who's trying to cover second and he drops the ball. Absolutely the year. I just want to raise my hand and say that I have never reacted so viscerally in my body to a single play because I slept through the Miguel and I do hard thrown away grounder at Fenway in 2018 because I put myself to bed because I just knew that I didn't want to watch that. This botched double play botched twice in a two seconds ban in the most critical moment of the game against the 46 win Baltimore Orioles really, really got me. I got real chills. Yeah, because look, that's the stuff we're talking about guys. It happened on Sunday and I bought an easy grounder that led to a three run Homer. And now you're talking about, you just want an easy win. You want to coast against the Orioles, you don't want to have to worry, you don't want to have to run pitch counts up. And then an error like that, which could really, really help things out extends the inning doesn't make it as easy as easy as it should be. But that's the Yankees motto in 2021. We will not make things as easy as they should be. Shouldn't have to use Chapman in this game like you said, not sure. Would love to know that I want an explanation about just one thing. One thing that's confusing this year, there's a lot of confusing things I haven't gotten an explanation on anything. Why can't we leave Michael king in for one more inning? He's at 47 pitches through three. He was looking great, get the guy's confidence up, let him shut the door on the game. The whole point of his existence is for the length out of the bullpen instead we have to go to saur Romano who fuck things up last week and fuck things up again this week. Obviously not the worst thing in the world, but you don't want to have to use a role to Chapman. You don't want to have to give him any more mileage on his on his odometer than he needs to have at this point because he hasn't looked good for the better part of this entire season. Nonetheless, 7 two win Yankees are two, in this ten game or this whatnot game? No, ten game stretch where they literally probably, I'm gonna, I'm up in the stakes now that you in the first two, it's gotta go 9 and one. You just simply have to. Cortez on the mount tonight against John means, not the best matchup in the world. But another winnable matchup, Yankees just have to win the winnable ones. Two more games against the os three against Cleveland three against Texas before you hit the Fenway in Toronto. You gotta take advantage here. We can't stress it enough, but what are we gonna do with labor Torres man, what are we gonna do? What should we do? I don't know, the discussion is tough. It's tense, people at each other's throats, giving him a lot of grief on Twitter, which I mean, you can't disagree with it, but what's the plan here? You move them off shortstop, which that's kind of that's it should have been done at the trade deadline. If you're going to do it, you know, I think this is screwing with this confidence even more. You want to talk about ruining a player. The Yankees have played a big, big role in ruining laboratories in my opinion. Not because they move into shortstop, but because they kept them at shortstop longer than they should have because in the off season Brian cashman said he's probably not more of a shortstop than he is a second baseman. He really is a shape. And he was out of shape. Didn't give him a vote of confidence. Really just talk shit on him. If we're going to be blunt, you don't really say that about a young guy who's been a two time all star for you in three seasons. And look, 2020 was not a fair shake for laboratories. You don't give somebody a 42 game sample size at shortstop to determine if they're the future of the position. We all saw how didi Gregorius is initial tenure at the position when he was filling in for Derek tutor, wasn't great. Made a lot of errors really wasn't just wasn't what anybody was expecting. Then he turned it around and became one of the better players on the team for his entire run. But to give to kind of shit talk labor Torres in that manner in the off season to I guess think it's gonna motivate him. It clearly didn't. And then to not diagnose properly before the trade deadline and be like, look, this isn't working, like we gave him over a hundred games now. I think at that point, what was it? It was like a hundred and it was like a 110 games or something. That's probably enough to determine whether or not the guy can feel the position. He didn't. It's not like he was ping ponging between the IL. He was he had very consistent playing time up until he actually hit the IL in August. Yankee should have made the decision then to give him two months at second base to kind of more so cement himself there and also also give time for the other guys who are now gonna be jumping all around the infield if this is the plan you're going for and said you do it with two and a half weeks left in the season. You're gonna tell me that's not gonna fuck with labor towards his head because now he just he just upended the entire infield. He and his head thinks, oh, great, like, I couldn't perform now the entire infield plan has been upended because of me. Now we have a very important two and a half week stretch that's going to determine our entire season like just mismanagement all around. I understand he is to blame he hasn't been good. His poor play in the field has affected his his offense. And there's no denying that, but just another botched job by the Yankees, like this just could have been handled so much easier 6 weeks ago and they don't make anything easy. Once again, the motto continues. Dogs. It's so I mean, the global situation is so bad. Two years ago, he was in the upper Echelon with Ronald Acuna junior and Juan Soto. Like, don't forget where we came from here. This isn't like, this isn't like a mid 70s top. This isn't Jeter downs having a bad year at triple-A this year. This is like somebody who was supposed to be a future face of major league. The second baseman shortstop of the New York Yankees hitting 38 home runs in a season at the age of 22. I mean, come on. And we weren't told the ball was going to change, of course. And at the time, it was hilarious to watch him hit so many home runs off the Orioles. I think it was 13 and 18 games. But the Orioles are in baseball. So if you're gonna ding labor for ripping them apart, ding Devers, ding JD Martinez, who I know when yardy gets Baltimore, a thousand times in 2018, as I recall, very specifically, don't look that up. No, everybody should. It's true. JD Martinez hits a ridiculous number of home runs against the O's. So does Devers. So it's like not, you know, at the time, it was easy to be like, okay, but so you know, I know you are, but what am I? But then 2020 is a season unlike anything we've ever seen before. So glaber only hits three home runs in two months. Everybody can have a bad two months. And once the playoffs rolled around, he was right back at it. So there was really no, you know, the discussion lasted a month and a half, the Yankees struggle to make the playoffs, glaber put on glasses. You got to walk off against the Orioles. Then they made the postseason made it a little further than their record indicated they should. And again, he was nails in October. So you know, I put labor's 2019 ALCS up against anybody. It's one of the best playoffs here as I've seen in Yankee have certainly in the last decade, you know, back to 2009 unequivocally. He was amazing. So, you know, I don't think anybody foresaw a season this bad from laboratories. He has looked disaffected. He is look disinterested. I think, you know, you are right, the time to give up on him at shortstop was a few months ago. Trevor story was there for the taking. Trevor story in the wake of not being traded by the rockies was basically like, what are we doing here? Why am I still on the Colorado Rockies? Like he could have been had for a song. You would have cost less than Gallo and Rizzo. Two players whose salaries ended up not being absorbed by the Yankees in any way, the ink is also shed salary by trading Luis essay. One of the underrated stupid moves of the millennium because they now are like three relievers short. They could have had Luis as a they gave him away to save money they didn't use. They could have used that money on Trevor story. One of the most insane developments of the entire deadline. And that's a whole separate podcast that no one's going to want to listen to. That's like a mini show on Thursday. The wise Luis on the Cincinnati red podcast. But I, after all of that, after all of that screaming and all my consternation and watching that failed double play over and over again yesterday, I still don't want to dump glaber tourists. Oh. Because there is somebody within that body who had, you know, the 2020 season no rocket balls. The 2020 playoffs, no rocket balls. The 2019 playoffs, honestly, probably no rocket balls. And regardless, the playoffs are a different animal and he proved beyond a shadow of doubt that he was able to handle that pressure. You know, you look up and down the line scores of Torres has provided us the past several years. This year has been pathetic. He has .3 war. You know, there's no defending that. But four 17 in the ALD S against Minnesota, two 80 with two homers in the 6 game ALCS against Houston. 7 14 in the wildcard series last year against Cleveland three 13 with a bomb in the pivotal game for in the DS against the rays. He has never hit below three and it's sorry. That's not true at all because I just said he hit two 80. But he's never hit below two 80 and a playoff series. A full playoff series. Three O 8 four 17 two 87 14 three 13. So that's the guy we're working with. He's not a shortstop. He might be a second baseman. But people are now talking about, you know, with regard to giving up on him, you know, giving up on him feels just as stupid as trading Luke voy for spare parts to me. The more good players you have, the better. It sounds elementary. It's obvious. And this brings us to 2008 with Robinson Cano. When 25 year old Robinson Cano hit two 71 with a three O 5 OBP four ten slugging 7 15 OPS and 86 OPS plus in a full season in 2008, 159 games plate. 14 homers 72 RBI, right? That's bad. Real bad. And he was playing second and all pressure was off, and he was coming off of 2007 season where he had 19 bombs in 97 ribs and a one 19 OPS plus. He was coming off a 2006 season when he hit 15 homers 78 ribs, three 42, 360 five OBP one 26 OPS plus. Canoe was never really an on base guy, so you can't judge him from that. But he was coming off a spectacular 2006 season, a solid O 7, and then a brutal O 8, why the step back? Not really sure. We consider the 2008 Yankees modern disaster, but they want 89 games. They had Jason giambi Derek Jeter Alex Rodriguez a decky matsui playing every day. Johnny demon. Good lineup. Plenty of protection there. Obviously, the difference between O 8 and O 9 and they made a button name in the market to share adjustment. They went all in. Canola leveled up between age 25 and 26. The next year, one 21 OPS plus, after that never had a total below one 33 with the Yankees ever again, became a different player. MVP finished 17th in 2009 after, again, his career felt like it fell off the tracks in 2008. So I ask you, for me, it's a simple with labor as, you know, we don't know what's going to happen and ask me again after 2022 because if he doesn't make the Robinson Cano style leap and who knows what Robinson can know what substances he was using to facilitate that, I understand if he doesn't make a Robinson Cano style between 2021 and 2022, then great. Then I'm done. Then you have to cut your losses and cup 8, but as of now, there's no justification for me for dumping Robinson Cano to what accommodate Ruben and odor on the bench. He's not your shortstop. He should be on the team getting plenty of opportunities next year. Yeah, if you look at this at a greater lens, it's one bad, it's one full bad season. It's a 153 games at this point when you combine 2020. It's bad defensively bad. But everybody has bad seasons. You're not gonna aside from the all time greats , you're not gonna go to any single baseball reference page and not see a couple of egregious years in there, whether it was because of injury, whether it was just because of a regression, whether it was because the player was dealing with mental issues or off the field stuff. We never know what's going on. So, yes, I mean, at some point, not at some point. We have to be frustrated with what's happening with laboratories because it's an inexplicable regression. It's happening at the worst possible time because the Yankees are tied for in a three way tie for the wild card and really can't afford any more gaffes and errors or mistakes that we've seen characterize this long stretch of the first 5 months of the season. But that's no reason to indict his future. And then trade him for pennies on the dollar because you're what negotiating tactics is Brian Kashmir going to have to trade him none. So you got to make it work. Hopefully this is viewed in that lens where it's like, okay, he's had two really awesome years and then one really bad year. So what should we do? And maybe he's gonna bounce back. I don't know, but getting rid of him probably not the answer. I think next year, if he's doing this, then you talk about getting rid of him because this can't continue for theoretically. The third year straight, but hate to say it. Give him a little bit a little bit of a leash and maybe he comes around. The Homer against the mets was encouraging. Maybe we see a little bit more of that, clean up the defense at second base over these next couple of give me games and we'll see. But let's cool it. The numbers are surprisingly comparable to Kano. Same OPS plus. He's got 86 this year. The obs way higher. It just hasn't felt the same because Taurus felt in 2018 and 19, like someone who transcended slumps by shortening his swing, slicing line drives to right. He felt clutch proof. He felt like the kind of guy who always could put bad on ball. I wanted more than Aaron judge often in 2018 and 19. Now that seems absolutely ludicrous. We need that guy back, but again, can't wait forever next year's probably it. Make sure to stick around after the break, which we're about to take. The order with which I said that, am I choking like labor Torres? Maybe we're gonna take a quick break when we come back when it's hot players being broken. Welcome back to the unique sky yard podcast. I do want to talk bullpen usage a little bit too. Because, you know, it all goes hand in hand, the Iggy have obviously broken Jonathan Lewis again a different way. He's not someone who's had a durable shoulder throughout his major league career. For me, it's the one thing that's gonna hold him back in his quest to be the next Mariano Rivera in the next closer of the New York Yankees. He was overused this year by any metric through 66 innings way quicker than he should have came down with a shoulder issue, has not picked up a baseball yet. It's September 15th. I don't know if we're going to see him for the rest of the year, which is devastating because this bullpen is a disaster without him. So in an effort to fill his spot, Luis severino is apparently ahead of him in the pecking order now in the rehab process. Domingo Hermann was great on Tuesday at triple-A. He could be back by the end of the week reportedly and not a moment too soon because Garrett Cole, the first game of this oriole series was supposed to be the blowout. They got everybody off their feet. And it was a 7 two win. And it wasn't that close. There were moments when the tide could have turned and took a couple great pitch performances to stop them from turning. The aforementioned moment when glaber botched the double play and then bought stuff up to her shell and it was terrible. Glay returned a better double play up the middle on a three two rocket, the very next batter. One ball away from Michael kingdom from bases loaded no outs in a 5 one game. That's different. That's very different than what we saw. We saw a much different ending collab. We did. But 5 one became 6 one became 7 one became 7 one with one out, nobody on and two strikes in the 9th salamander gave up a single walk and a riby single line off his hand. So a role as Chapman had to come into this game to relieve salamano to face Cedric Mullins and Ryan mount castle with first and second one out in a 7 two game in the 9th. Struck him both out on 7 pitches, didn't expect that, but whether we got results or not, that doesn't change the fact that her oldest Chapman had to come into this game that was 7 one entering the 9th, 7 one with one out and two strikes on the 9th. And so Chad green got the day off. Clay Holmes got partial he warmed up and I believe the 5th inning of this game. This was, though, Garrett Cole against a guy with a 7 plus ERA, that's a game you have to win and you have to win by a lot because John means Nestor Cortez Wednesday. That's what we're Tesla's numbers are better than John means on the year. I'm not saying this game is a death sentence, but I'm saying it's destined to be closer than Tuesday's game. Then on Thursday got Jordan Montgomery against Chris Ellis, the last time we saw that matchup, I'm still not sure who Chris Ellis is, but he exited the game with a one nothing lead, he was great. That was the game Gallo tide and Chapman blue. But that's, you know, means a great picture. Ellis is the guy who owned the Iggy's. But a week ago, those are two games that feel destined to be closer than the one on Tuesday, which was pretty close. And if Boone goes by his typical pitcher usage or oldest Chapman will not appear in Wednesday's game, even though he only threw those 7 pitches in relief of Sauron mono on Tuesday night. Michael king was really good. What are we, what are we, what are we. What should we expect here? I mean, for me, you have to use Chapman on Wednesday. And then you have to call it quits on Thursday. And that's it, just because green's gotten several days off now, Holmes has gotten, you know, the one and a half days off. Jolly Rodriguez got the day off. You should be stacked enough for Thursday's game and you are at the point like we said where you can not manage for tomorrow. These tomorrow's not guaranteed. Yeah, I just, like I said earlier, I don't know why Michael king couldn't have gone one more inning, not it's just you knew when saruman was coming in, it wasn't going to be. It wasn't going to be a clean inning. And it was all it took was letting the first two runners on and then it changes the entire complexion of the game. Because we've seen the Yankees have to sweat out leads like this before. And to start off the series against the Orioles, you simply can't be you can't afford any lapses. I mean, the good news is, is that you will be available, wandy Peralta, Joelle Rodriguez, Albert abrey you. So thank you warmed up on Tuesday too, unfortunately. He warms up every day. He shouldn't be doing that. Yeah, well, I mean, he doesn't throw hard, so I don't know if that's a realistic way to look at things. But if he's just, if he's just hanging out there, getting loose, I'm not, I view it more of an issue for clay homes, he throws 99 miles an hour. He doesn't seem to be putting that type. He is not, doesn't seem to. He's not putting that type of pressure on his arm. Chad green getting the day off doesn't really matter to me. Every time he comes in, it's a disaster. He shouldn't be in once again. Should not be in any high leverage innings for the rest of the way. He should be used as a fire fireman. Honestly, I would have brought him in in the 6 yesterday. Like that's what I would have done. That should be his role. I mean, obviously, king was the right move, but like at this point, that's Chad green's role if a pitcher can not go deep in beyond the 5th inning he should be coming in for part of that 5th and the 6th. The 7th is the farthest I'm willing to go with Chad green at this point. He should never see the 8th of the 9th inning for the rest of the way. I don't know what more evidence Aaron poo needs to understand that this is not tenable anymore. He's like we said, given up the second most home runs of any reliever, since the start of 2020, that's the antithesis of a reliever job. You can not be doing that even if your ERA is good, even if your whip is good, the home run ball is the death sentence in any outing doesn't really matter. So we need to see some sort of a change there. And dude, this goes back to the blue Jay series for me. We talked about those bullpen gaffs there, bringing in lick you with the bases loaded after leaving Luis heel in for too long. And then on the next night, what the fuck did he do? Didn't bring in, who do you bring in? The salary mono in a tie game. That was yeah, that was salamander when it tie game instead of instead of wander Joelle or who we then call her Alberta bray. Yeah. You gotta love cutting a guy. You just brought into it in the game. And a crucial appearance. Yeah. And then he and then he says after the game, he's essentially playing for the tie. Oh, you know, I gotta save Chad for the tenth. It's like, no, dude, maybe when the fucking game and regulation, like have some faith in your team, I understand it's hard to have faith in this team, but you can't be playing for, oh, but what if we go to extras for innings later? No. Absolutely wrong mindset. Like you said, can not be. Can not be managing now like it's a marathon. It's a sprint. So every decision in real time is going to affect your standing at every point in the playoff race. Don't like these bullpen decisions. I don't think of all this. I mean, I'll say it for the millionth time. I don't think of all this Chapman. Should be the bona FIDE closer. We talked about the over usage of Luisa for two innings or coming in in the 6th for whatever reason. He should be more entrenched in 8th 9th. And if you have to bring in Chapman in the 7th or the 8th, I don't understand why you don't do it. I really don't, like, to me, so many other teams have given us this blueprint of you don't really need a you don't really need a guy who is the closer. You need a bunch of guys who can get the job done. Look at the raise. Look at the Dodgers. The Dodgers, yes, Kenley Jansen. This year, tremendous rebound, but the previous two and a half years or whatever it was, he was not he was not the undisputed 9th inning man. And a role as Chapman in the playoffs and these last couple of years have proven that he doesn't entirely deserve to be that or his he's a little bit more shaky than he's been, and we have assistants to kind of mix and match and figure out where the where the other matchups might work. Bring him in to face a lefty with the bases loaded in the 7th inning. To me is not a bad decision. Or with runners on or whatever, like he's still he's still an overpowering presence. He's still going to intimidate a lineup and getting out of a jam in the 7th or 8th is more valuable than bringing in somebody to pitch a clean 9th if you already have the lead or you've managed to salvage a tie at that point by not giving up runs in the previous inning. So there's got to be more creativity here, especially with the injuries. And that's where it falls on the manager. Like, yes, every you're not going to make every correct bullpen decision, but you need to be able to properly work with what you have and understand who you're managing and who you're putting into certain spots because again doesn't not really matching up, you put unnecessary strain on the team last night by thinking saur Romano's gonna do anything of note. And that's gonna be the concern. This is where this is where everyone's concerned with Aaron Boone is. Can he make the right instinctual decision in a big spot? Probably not. Probably like a 40 1% chance he does that. And that's not good enough. Aaron Boone's bullpen management makes my head as swollen as Nicki Minaj's friend's cousin's balls. It also just feels like it feels like every rival we've ever had has gotten away with a full season recently where every decision that manager makes is correct, whether it's intelligent or not, it would just be nice for Boone again on one of those season long lucky heaters. But unfortunately, it doesn't happen. So before we sign off, let's talk a little bit about guys whose careers feel like they've been broken this year. You've got a successful list of these floating around the Internet now. So I'm going to make you defend. I feel like I agree with that, obviously, you know, it's hard for me. I can't disagree with anybody that you singled out on the list. David Garcia is irreparably busted. Luis heal the minor league walk stuff has been a bugaboo from the beginning. He definitely is not a zero ERA, true talent starter. But again, you know, he's the best pitcher for three consecutive starts was sent down to the minors for three weeks, came back up and lost the mojo we had when he was here. That's a fact. Fact remains. That is true. Glaber Torres has obviously busted and Luke Voight. When you start in good things happen when you bench in bad things happen. Davey Garcia though to me is still the most egregious example of this, just because people are being like, mom's the word around Davy, but people are pretty confident that the team made a tweak to him this off season to increase velocity that has thrown off everything about what he does. I agree with much of what Matt Blake is accomplished. You look at the guys, even the reclamation projects midseason that he's been able to turn around like clay Holmes and like all the starters who he taught to change up to. And like what he did with James and tayo. Clearly, there's something there, but whatever they did, whether it came from blaker with a came from somebody else, did Davey Garcia has missed entirely with what he is as a pitcher, not everybody needs high vlo to work. It's not like he showed us he was infallible at the end of 2020. He was actually quite bad when the season wrapped. That started Fenway blew his ERA up to 4.98. So it's not like we're talking about somebody who was perfect and couldn't handle a little bit of tweaking. But then again, if you're trying to coax max villo at a DV Garcia, then you've lost the plot a little bit. So he is, of those players, the most lost, but you've certainly ended up with a situation where they tried to shop Luke voigt at the deadline. He started for two weeks and proved they shouldn't have done that. And then he got benched, and now he looks again like a guy who they're gonna have to convince someone to take him if they want someone to pay full price for him. The better solution is keeping it. The better solution is Davy Garcia being good, but you're certainly talking about two players who are less valuable than they were in both mid August and at the end of 2020. And that's thanks to the way that the Yankees have handled them. Yeah, and I think that I think that obviously bad decisions mostly all around here. The biggest thing that pops out to me is the human element of it. Look at Davy Garcia. Davey Garcia like you said, wasn't not an infallible pitcher by any means, but came up in 2020, stop the bleeding for us, pitched in very tough spots, largely got the job done, had like one and a half, not great starts out of those 6. And then they reward him by making him an opener in a stupid playoff game that in a plan that completely backfired because they thought J hap was going to be able to handle the raise. And then they reward him again by sticking with Domingo Hermann, who was who was in the midst of who, in the mets, he didn't pitch since September 2019 because of domestic abuse allegations. So what message does that send to a young up and coming player who got the job done at the major league level for the most part and had a promising trajectory not saying he's gonna be the next Pedro Martinez, but certainly would provide the Yankees rotation with some length and you'd stash him in the minors. You'd bring him back to the middle of Pennsylvania and you go with the guy who cost you a potentially cost you a playoff run in 2019 because of shitty behavior and then give Davey to bullshit chances to kind of make up for it after ping ponging him between triple-A this year. So how do you think that that affects the mental development of a young player? And you want to talk about the same thing for laboratories and Luke Voight. And Louis C, I'm right here for all these guys. Luis heal comes in three straight, three straight scoreless appearances in his first three MLB appearances. That's made MLB history that made Yankee's history, not saying this guy's gonna be the savior of the rotation, but you roll with the hot hand here, Yankees, when especially when you have injuries in the pitching stuff as a whole, forget about the starting rotation, bring in heel for multi inning relief. It doesn't matter. Yankees are on a blackjack heater. They took their chips off the table and they just said, fuck it, let's put it on number 25 on roulette and see what happens. Piss it all away. Heel comes back 7 walks in three and a third you ask him to stop the bleeding on a four game losing streak against the hottest offensive team in the AL, like don't know what don't know what that logic is after three weeks of putting him back in the minors. Then you talk about glaber, like we just like we just said before. Talking shit about him in the off season, not giving him votes of confidence then keeping him at shortstop when he shouldn't have been there. And Luke voigt, of course, like no contingency plan for after acquiring Rizzo, great move. No one's going to argue with that, but no plan in the event. Luke voigt is healthy for the rest of this stretch. And then is healthy for the stretch when Rizzo is out with COVID? Absolutely dominates when at Wednesday all player of the week and then starts 8 of the next 18 games. After winning AL player of the week, sending the just sending the wrong messages in every corner on top of just making the wrong person el decisions. And that's where you end up with these guys heal not ruined obviously. He's got a long future ahead of him, but the Yankees stop the hot streak in its tracks for reasons we'll never understand. Another thing I need an explanation on, void, same type deal, like he is not ruined by any means, but like you stop the hot streak in its tracks for really no reason and Anthony Rizzo could have used a lot of days off in between where they were knocking void around between the bench and pinching and like starting at DH. Anthony Rizzo was awful after COVID, clearly needed a little bit more rest in between this defense was not on. He was lost at the plate. And instead of making the right decision and going, oh, we have another first baseman who's totally capable of carrying the lineup. They don't do that. Make the glamour disorder as decision too late and Dave Garcia so far in the past now that I think most Yankee fans have forgot about him, but yeah, all just this is where we have a problem with this has nothing to do with analytics, but this is where when we talk about analytics we're saying, well, the Yankees are just eliminating the human element from the game. Because they're not rewarding guys who deserve to be rewarded after good play. And then they're, you know, keeping labor short stop on the surface rewarding in for not playing well on the surface rewarding Domingo Herman for what? One OK season after beating his girlfriend in public and getting in trouble for it, just insane shift. I mean, no, it is laughable because it's terrible. It's just bad management all around. It sends the wrong message to the people in the organization who are doing right by them. And that's how you create problems with chemistry with rhythms and all that. So yeah, you have to look at these guys and say the Yankees did play a role in ruining them in the short term or in the long term because they had them playing well, and now they don't have them particularly playing well, or they're just not playing at all. So I'd like an explanation just that one at some point. I just want one. Always the smartest guys in the room, Davey Garcia gets one inning to prove his metal and the playoffs last year gives up a home run gets yanked, glaber Torres clearly doesn't respond to negativity and cashman drops it on. In any way, Aaron Boone's a players manager and yet somehow Louis heals getting yo yo between triple-A and the bigs. And again, Domingo Herman, the man who derailed the 2019 season with an egregious act of domestic violence in public, doesn't matter if it's in public or private, but it was in public. It was incredibly embarrassing and deflating for the organization just before a playoff run to lose crucial innings out of the rotation and out of the pen is one of the only people who's getting rewarded, make it make sense. Again, all we want is an explanation. That is it for this edition of the inks go yard podcast, make sure to find us on Apple podcast Google podcast. Spotify, wherever you get your podcasts. Drop us a 5 star review along with a mailbag question. 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Yankees (and Bronxie) Keep Mojo Going vs Jays PLUS a Red Sox Hate Update

Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast

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Yankees (and Bronxie) Keep Mojo Going vs Jays PLUS a Red Sox Hate Update

"Every day, thousands of hackers try to steal your crypto. But Oculus uses air gapped technology by forming a protective barrier that insulates you from hackers and secures your crypto. Order yours at git arculus dot com. This is a podcast from minute media. This is the yanks go Yar podcast. Adam weinrib and Thomas Karen nantz. Welcome to a Wednesday edition of the inks go yard podcast. I'm Adam weder alongside Thomas Karen auntie. It's too early to be planning the parade. It's too early to be planning where you're gonna be for a potential wild card game, but it's never too early to celebrate a 7 game win streak that has put the Yankees in the driver's seat for a playoff spot, 7 games after it looked like they were dead in the water. Two games in the lost column behind Toronto has turned to three ahead. There are two and a half up on the Seattle Mariners who are temporarily ahead of the Jays and they're two games up on the Boston Red Sox with 5 remaining. Again, the Red Sox pays nothing but tomato cans for the last 5 games. It's still an uphill climb to get that home field advantage, but you're starting to smell it a little bit. And oh, by the way, there's a hate update coming in this podcast because the Red Sox did drop the first game of 6th street against Baltimore and Washington. Baltimore and Washington folks make sure to find us on Apple podcast Google podcast, Spotify wherever you get your podcast, drop us a 5 star review, along with a mailbag question, we'll be more than happy to answer it. Thomas Karen not saying welcome to the pod. Good vibes, Giancarlo Stanton did it again and it's all thanks, partially thanks to a lucky ass turtle. It's absolutely unbelievable. I can't even, what he's doing right now has it has to absolve him from the average Yankees Yankees fan booing him ever again for anything. I've given like I've said a million times before I've given him such a hard time because things were not looking good. He was in he was top 50 in OPS. He was top like 70 and home runs at some point this season. It just was not looking good. The August September, he's out. He's turned it around and it's truly unbelievable. What he's been able to do, he has more RBIs over the last four games than the Red Sox have run scored. 13 to 11. Pretty hilarious stuff. Yeah, the turtle Bronx, Nestor Cortez convinced the team to get something. Hey, you know, this life, man, take care of something else, you know? Give something else some love and attention, take care. Anybody could take care of themselves, at least we hope so. That should be the bare minimum for us as a species. So very glad the Yankees have adopted a turtle. Who by the way could not go to Canada because these international laws pretty wacky, but the Yankees did get the 7 to two victory on Tuesday night in honor of Bronx. And enough really can not be said about this. Oh, go on. No, no. I mean, just so we're clear having a pet turtle that is lucky is awesome. Having lucky jerseys is extremely lame and you should go to jail. This is on this is the antithesis of the Yankee season, you know? They didn't have the fun cool rally things. They didn't have like any team bonding type stuff that made you think like, oh, like these guys are cool Friends. Louis severino's return to the dugout man. I love it. Hugging guys, they're all chatting, having fun. I like the energy of the team right now. I know Bronx Y sounds very silly and childish in theory. This is the stuff you need to kind of rally the troops, get people together, get people talking, get people pumped. I know a turtle isn't exactly gonna get you pumped but apparently this is fun for them. So that's what we want. We want the vibes relaxed. We want this to continue. 72 win on Tuesday night in honor of Bronx. This Yankee season dude is gonna like, you could fucking replay this thing on yes for the next ten years. This is the most unbelievable bizarre campaign that we I can't remember the last one. I don't know what's going on. The Yankees continue to prove us wrong and leave us with our jaws on the floor on what reason what proved anything to us that they were gonna go on this 7 game win streak and take control of the wild card race. Literally nothing. Absolutely nothing. They were playing horrible baseball after a 13 game winning streak. They were treading water. They did dispatch of the Texas Rangers, but like if that didn't happen, then you're talking about, all right, everybody's out, clean in-house, we're figuring it out, starting a new tomorrow. Now there are 90 and 67 top spot in the wild card, like you said, two ahead of the Red Sox three head of the J's two and a half head of the Mariners. We could take a breather, like you just said before this pod, we can take a breather because it feels good winning the first, what is it? 7 games of this. I guess four games of this real 9, however many. Yeah, the gauntlet they won the first. Yeah, we are looking down this night game stretch being like, oh, great. Now, now it's up to literal fate and we don't know what's going to happen and it's probably going to be disappointing. And can't talk enough about yesterday, really, jamison leaves after two and a third innings and you're like, oh shit, well hopefully he's okay. We haven't gotten we have not gotten a substantial update there, correct? No, but I mean, you're probably not gonna get a two weeks ago or it was only like two weeks ago. I guess three when he went down. It was like, he has an ankle tear. But he'll be back in three weeks. And we were like, good. Good luck with all that. And he came back and through two and a third grade innings and they don't win that game without him holding it down. But I don't think we're going to see him again this year, sadly. I mean, he goes into the off season as a feather in the cap. You can't look at ty own season and be like, that was terrible. I mean, great season. It's probably over, but great season. Yeah, it was exactly what the Yankees needed. They needed to lengthen the rotation with quality innings. I think they got that for the most part. It's been a roller coaster for him. But why would it not be? He missed the last two years. It's very troubling injury second Tommy John surgery to secular cancer. We've talked about it at length. Funny enough, fucking best pitch of the night he executes while coming down on that ankle. And then that's it. I'm glad that he didn't try to tough it out because you don't want to see it getting worse. Maybe it was just, look, we don't know exactly what it is, but I like when guys are just like, you know what? I'm done. I'm not fighting through this. Yankees had the bullpen to do it. They go 6 and two thirds, give up one run on two hits and three walks. You can't ask for anything better than that. And we saw Luis severino again in this one look fairly good. Chad green, another scoreless frame. Clay homes look the worst he has and still delivered a scoreless frame. So the fact that we grab this first one in Toronto with Cole coming up next, really, really allows this team to play more relaxing. We know they're better when they're playing more relax. So the last four games have really been a blessing for this team, changing entire season and hopefully we're seeing more of this laid back like look at the hits last night. You don't see you don't see that game tying home run from Aaron judge if this team is not playing relax. We've seen it a ton of times where they're playing scared. You don't see that sac fly from Aaron judge if this team is not playing relaxed. You probably don't see that stay at home run. Probably the most did you see that stat? The lowest home run he's ever hit, the lowest ball off the ground he's ever hit in his career. It was one point like two 9 feet off the ground. Absolutely insane. And Michael, Michael K in the booth. Poked out to left field. If it's scare, it might scoop down. Scooped out to left field if it's bare, it might be gone. It's got two decks up 70 feet fare. Like, what? Insane, but a look, 7 runs, Gio or show with the home run in the 9th good vibes right now. Thanks, bronzy. Love it. I was gonna say two brilliant little bits of hitting in that game and you know, it's gonna be forgotten for, I guess. I mean, look, everything ends up folding in on itself. When you win three straight games because of a Giancarlo Stanton's 7th or 8th inning home run, you start to be like, I mean, come on. Like your body just makes sounds like the third one is the least impressive theoretically, but I'm only going to write that in like ten point font because you're not you're simply not going to be too out Grand Slam to take a 5 two lead at Fenway two out two run shot to turn it into just a massive exhale, turn into 6 three game from a four three game. And then turning a three two win into a 6 two game in the 7th inning is also monstrous and yet somehow is the third biggest thing that he's done in the last three games. That the pitch he hid out the change up at the feet was basically perfectly executed, and it proved that you can not pitch to this man right now. There's nothing wrong with that pitch. Best case scenario you pop that up or dribble it to third basically. And no Giancarlo standing hit it to the second deck. In fair territory using a swing that none of us have ever seen before. Our only complaint about Stanton really is that usually if you execute your pitch, you can get him. And that's not even really a complaint because that's how Major League Baseball works. God , there is a perfect pitch. You can't hit it. He executed that pitch basically to perfection, Stanton sniffed out the change up and put his swing on it that we've never seen before. And in the first inning of this game, the second time he came up, sorry because the first time he actually did strike out with writers on second and third. Forgiven. By the way, totally forgiven. But the second time he came out, he grounded one to short and like folded in on himself like a Murphy bed collapsing. It was really weird. And people kind of thought he was hurt. They kept showing us the dugout. The cameraman in this game was terrible, but it kind of felt like he was trying to show us the 80 dugout to prove staton wasn't in it. He kept showing us judge looking at the iPad and other people wandering around. I was like, we're standing. Please just show me. Tell me he's not getting treatment for an oblique problem. And then lo and behold, he came out to the on deck circle and then eventually hit a monster crazy through her home run, but don't forget the Gewehr shella home run too, which was almost an equally good job of hitting. Yeah, really good. Right? Like a curveball on the inside corner perfectly executed brought his hands in and looped it on a harsh liner over the left field wall. Also just a crazy thing that a player does when he's locked in. And Rochelle hasn't been locked in. But he does have shell in his name, so I guess like it's a Bronx Y thing. Like if you've a shell man, then brought to the turtles gonna help you put a perfect swing at a baseball. I can't believe what we're seeing. Every single one of these. So the first game against the Red Sox was a must win. Absolutely gotta win that. The second game against Boston, I started to exhale because I know they only have to win two at a three. So I start being like, well, they don't have to win today. They got to win tomorrow. Puts all the pressure on Sunday Night baseball. But again, you know, whatever has to happen has to happen. They win the second one on the stand granny, and then you're like, well, you know, son of that baseball's cake. Who cares? Then the Yankees take a lead. They blow it on dropping they dropped baseballs. And then it's kind of like, all right, well, that's the only thing that couldn't happen. That is gonna be a horrible loss. And then you're gonna wake up on Tuesday, absolutely needing to win game one in Toronto in Toronto's Hungary. That gets a little scary. And lo and behold, the Yankees come back and win Sunday Night. And then you're like, well, the opener on Tuesday is cake. I mean, Toronto's gonna want it more than we do. We only need to do is win one of the three games in Toronto. Two out of three would be wonderful. Two out of three would render the Tampa Bay series, basically pointless, one out of three would help us survive. And then you get to that first game. It's three two. Gary sanches makes a huge play to get Bo Bichette at third, by the way, in clay Holmes is bad ending, where he did walk to after walking just one in 24 innings previously as a Yankee. As soon as Gary makes that play, you start to exhale a little bit. You see Chad green and the bullpen, you start to tense up again and stand hits at home or complete release. Now the Yankees keep kicking that cake game down the road. Theoretically, Wednesday with Derek Cole on the mound is a bit of a cake game. I'm gonna be a little bit less nervous, but you know what? They can't be because they can't let up for even one second because now that they've kicked it this far down the road, keep kicking it down the road. The Red Sox lost on Tuesday night. Who knows if they're ever gonna lose again? The Blue Jays get the Orioles in the final series of the season. If you're hot, when winnable games don't breathe. And it's nerve wracking to play every game like that, but what the hell just keep winning? I know. And you look at the Blue Jays, and I'm not saying we're going to win tonight or we're even going to win the series because you don't know when this team can start on corking it again. But oh, you know, 41 runs over the last 13 games, they're 6 and 7 in those games. This team, I know they have good pitching, but this offense and their aggression and their ability to hit for power and average and be and be super aggressive on the base paths. That's made the Blue Jays the Blue Jays. The pitching is certainly helped and has provided a nice kind of backboard for them. But if vladi and Marcus Simeon and Bo Bichette aren't all kind of firing on all cylinders or at least, you know, you throw in task or Hernandez or lord goriel, junior in there. Springer has been terrible too. Yeah, Springer's batting two 39 really just not great, trying season for him, though, he's been constantly injured in and out of the lineup. But yeah, I mean Gerrit Cole has largely handled the Blue Jays this year aside from opening day where he was mediocre. I think he went 5 and a third and gave up two and then he left the last start against the Blue Jays with that hamstring injury. The other two starts were good. I think he I think it was 8 innings too earned and he got the win and the other one was like 6 and a third no earned and he got the win. So he was nasty in Florida. I remember that. Yeah. And look, the Yankees will have Chapman available tonight. They'll have to think severino's probably available after his light workload over the weekend and just 15 pitches last night. I'd give clay Holmes arrest so if Cole can give 6 strong dude, I mean, I'm not calling it a win, but it's lining up for the Yankees very well. We were kind of pessimistic about tyone starting on Tuesday because it's like, dude, you're on a roll, why are you starting a guy coming off the IL who hasn't had a start in a while? And has this troubling ankle injury, but you got Michael king back in the bullpen, which we talked about would change the complexion of the entire thing and he's able to go two and two thirds and then you leave it up to four innings to the rest of the guys. And it's really, really different with a number of different names in here changing how Aaron Boone can deploy them, but I'm liking the way Wednesday's looking, especially because I think the Yankees probably feel they need to win tonight with Kluber on the mount tomorrow, cougars really just not look great. Don't really know what we're going to do with him in the postseason either, but I think that's a conversation for another time. Yeah. We're going to take a quick break when we come back more confidence and if they hate update with our beloved Boston Red Sox. Every day, thousands of hackers try to steal your crypto. But Oculus uses air gapped technology by forming a protective barrier that insulates you from hackers and secures your crypto. Order yours at get Oculus dot com. Welcome back to the xco yard podcast. It does married a discussion. Corey Kluber probably your four starter in a theoretical playoff series right now. And that is the reverberation of the Jameson Taiwan injury. But again, when he went down with a torn tendon sheath and was in a walking boot. I don't think any one of us was buying into Aaron Boone's BS that like, you know, he could be an option for us. And it was kind of amazing that he was even out there on the mound on Tuesday. The only reason they release survive that, entering the game, I think you could have expected four or 5 innings from Taiwan and four or 5 innings from Ryu on the other side. And then it was going to be a battle. Well, then you kind of just wanted to hold serve through the first 5 to turn it over to your guys. And Michael king was able to do that. He completed the 5th inning. He basically finished high on start for him. Yeah. So the only bullpen member they burned quote unquote is king, who could pitch on Thursday in relief of Kluber. And that pitch Cory Dickerson hit dude was fucking impossible. That was a great pitch by Michael king. So his one blemish was like, you can't even count it as that. All it takes is one hit like that to bother me. Again, even coming off a 6 game winning streak I'm pissed off and that Cory Dickerson hit falls because Cory Dickerson wasn't he was supposed to be on this team. They traded for him for like insurance money purposes in the Adam cimber deal. People were like, don't even worry. He's not even going to make it back this year. He's played 40 something games for Toronto. He's hidden two 80. That was a complete lie. Why even sell me on that shit? What are you talking about? Not only is he back, he's been back for a long time and he's on fire. So like MLB media, once again, I've been railroaded by mainstream Major League Baseball media. Completely gaslighted that they can Cory Dickerson would not be on this team. He's good everywhere he goes, by the way. I'm not going to do the Cory Dickerson update, but he's always good. Why do people keep dumping him? People continue to dump Cory Dickerson. Moving on. But Michael king was fantastic. He covered exactly what he had to cover. Severino, I thought severino was going to go the 8th and 9th. I was surprised they took him out. But that lends more credence to the idea that he is going to be available on Wednesday and Wednesday or Thursday. And still, Domingo Herman has to come in at some point. Jonathan Lewis has to get activated at some point. Maybe they're waiting to do that for as long as they possibly can. You got androgyny out there gathering dust that's been 16 days or whatever since he's pitched. Good, but it's been a while since we've seen Andrew heaney. I don't think any of us expected. I mean, certainly you and I did not expect the Yankees to be in this position, especially with regard to the Blue Jays. When they were busy getting swept at home and Andrew heeni was coming in with the bases loaded or whatever the hell that was and sala Romano is being called on to protect a tie game. Just the most abysmal four game sweep of all time. Toronto's numbers were starting to normalize. They're run differential this year is like plus a 160 the Yankees is like plus 70 or 80. Now it's probably a little better than that. Seattle's is -50. And yet Seattle and the J is our neck and neck. And not only are they neck and neck in the standings, but I don't even think at this point you can handicap it into either of their directions. Seattle has won 11 straight games against Oakland. 11. Oakland is good. 11. And Seattle gets the angels after this. So Seattle against the angels in one more against Oakland who they own Seattle's a half game ahead of everybody because they played on Monday for whatever reason and then they have Thursday off. But Toronto's got us two more times. I'm, you know, I'm never gonna lock the Yankees in and be like, we got this. But, you know, Toronto against us is challenging for them at this juncture. Different than it was two weeks ago when you and I left the horrible boring game our oldest Chapman came in in the 9th and immediately give up a home run of Vlad Guerrero junior different different dynamic even on the road. The Yankees are no longer scared. Of course, anyone can lose. Anybody can lose a baseball game, but the 80s are no longer walking into Toronto as guaranteed losses as they certainly would have been a couple of weeks ago. So Toronto against the Yankees is scary for them. They go to Baltimore and Baltimore is not given up, folks, Baltimore is not finished yet. So there is plenty more for them to prove it. And with that in mind, I think it's, I think it's time. Can we have that hate update sting, please? You're now listening to Thomas and Adam. Lasting the Boston Red Sox. This is the hate up day. That's right. We don't love the Boston Red Sox, and we don't know at the end of their season's gonna hold and we certainly are not going to say anything in this segment that's gonna age well by freezing cold takes. That didn't need perfectly. You know, I'm not gonna fall victim to the freezing cold takes screenshotting monster of hilarious Internet culture where you're not allowed to say anything at all ever under any circumstances. This is not a commentary on what will happen or might happen moving forward and what the aches and Red Sox will do in a hypothetical wildcard. This is just to say that Chris sale got a two nothing lead against the Baltimore Orioles in a must win, must win absolutely got to win game. Ryan Mao cast in second deep. Hands on road blades coughed up the game. It was three two Ryan McKenna say, well, four two. The Red Sox after losing lean going down three two. I believe completed the next two innings at the plate on 12 pitches. Am I correct? Thomas Karen on day. What a 16 pitches. Oh, that's the final three innings if you're really if we really want to get this accumulated 24 pitches. So they saw they saw 8 pitches per inning from to 7 8 9. Absolutely laughable. This is Yankee stuff. This is the stuff that we've been watching from the Yankees all year. You're facing Orioles, you need to win this. You need to start something. You need to put a losing streak behind you. You need to just beat down on an inferior opponent for your own self confidence. Red Sox come out two runs three hits two errors. Not good defense from this team over the last week that we over the last what, 5 days that we've seen, they weren't particularly sharp against the Yankees in that weekend series. They started back up in Baltimore, whatever the hell they're doing, who's this guy? Joey, krabi. Great Bill. Is that how you say that kind of the exact kind of person that would have destroyed us too? Yeah, exactly. And then Cole sulcer, they go 24 pitches combined and they give up zero hits and zero walks in the final three innings with the Red Sox, you know, you could say the you could say the season on the line. But Red Sox once again, in a fortuitous spot, it's Yankees and G's battling each other, so they're not losing double ground each time. They're treading water and someone else is misfortune is going to help them even if they're not getting the job done. But for me man holy shit, this one, Chris sale, just throwing a temper tantrum on the mound. I hate this guy. I really just don't like him. Gives up the home run to my Ryan mount castle and is kicking dirt screaming in his glove. Did he throw the ball like he threw? Did he just make a throwing motion off the mound? He chucked something. Like he was losing his mind like it like a 7th grader trying to make the summer all star team and like get shelled in the first two innings against his friends and is just, you know, the rich white, the rich kid in your neighborhood, just getting tattooed and he can't handle it. Parents are going freaking out in the stands. That's just what it came off to me as I'm like, dude, like, come on. And now you know why they probably didn't throw him against the Yankees because what happens? What happens if he gives up a fucking Grand Slam to John Carlos stand against the Yankees to see? Does he go into the green monster and never come back? It looks like it looks like he can't go more than 6 innings at this point in time, which, like, great, that's a good pitcher, cool. But the Red Sox bullpen is not strong enough where, I mean, you really do have to consider evolving the wildcard game. I didn't think I was gonna say that. 20%. But if you can't get through 6 innings and you're Chris sale and this is the Orioles and he's only faced the or each piece of the Orioles three times and the rangers and the twins. That's all he faces. And if he can't get through 6 innings against those teams, so best case scenario, right? 6 innings, no runs, one run or two runs against a good team. Then you're handing it off for three innings of the Red Sox bullpen. And maybe they get lucky, maybe the Red Sox pummel somebody in the wild card game, it wouldn't shock you, you wouldn't your jaw wouldn't be on the floor. But in a close game against a good team, that is not what you want to see from Chris hill, who did eat his glove on the mound after surrendering the Ryan mount castle Homer. Yeah, I grew up with a kid who if you'd beat him in tennis if you won the first set, he would just start launching returns of serve over the fence. He was so mad at himself and you would just, if you won the first set, you won the game because he defaulted. He would just leave. He wouldn't play the match. He would just start ripping forehands into the back wall. And it was like, all right, dude, you baby. And that's what Chris sale was yesterday. And of course, after the game, Chris, everybody's favorite quote machine that the two great quotes, Chris sale saying, that fucking sucked. What fucking sucked your own, your own pitching? What sucked? When you say that, it sounds like either it sounds like you experienced something. Like you walked into something that fucking sucked. You did that. You sucked. You were bad. And then you've got Alex Cora with the audacity. Like we get on boon for the boon speak boon, by the way, vindicated now because apparently the Iggy's really can just turn on and off a switch for no reason. So when Boone is like, we're gonna turn the corner tomorrow, I think. And we're like, what are you talking about you moron? Like, apparently they can do that. So maybe Aaron Boone actually a genius. But Alex Cora doing the boon speaking the postgame going, look, it's about winning series at this time of year. No, it's not. It's not about winning the series against the Baltimore Orioles who have a 106 losses. You have to have higher expectations for your own team than that. Especially after getting swept by the Yankees, you must sweep that oriole series. Look, the Red Sox could still end up hosting the wild card game. It would not shock anybody the Yankees again are never going to be hotter than they might be as hot as they are right now. They're not getting hotter and they won the first four in must win stretches, and they've got two more against Toronto in Toronto and three against the raising Yankee Stadium and the rays are not giving up and taking the foot off the gas pedal. For even one second. And I know that and I'm 100% aligned and the Red Sox are still in an advantageous position because they woke up today and they've still got 5 games left against the absolute drags of Major League Baseball, but you can not be Alex Cora and cross your arms and say you're satisfied with winning series against these awful, awful teams with nothing to play for other than embarrassing you. And they embarrassed you on Tuesday. Totally. Like I said, a Yankees esque performance where it's just feels like the sky's falling, especially after that sweep, where you need where you need some sort of motivation to get that out of the way. Didn't do it. And you know what else could be affecting them? I just want to pile it on while we're here because I need this. I need this right now for myself. JD Martinez's contract comments yesterday. Very bizarre kind of timing to go on the radio and talk about obviously I know he was presented the question. But also very bizarre timing for the media to kind of pile this on. Look, Yankees have a lot of contract issues. What's Aaron judge's status? Is he getting extended? What's are they tendering Gary Sanchez a contract in the off season? We got plenty of things to talk about. I don't think the media is going around asking that you just got swept by the Yankees and the media is asking JD Martinez what his opt out situation is for the off season. Why? And then JD Martinez responds three times the same thing I'm right in the middle. I'm right in the middle of it. I am right in the middle of this decision. I'm right in the middle of the it's like, what dude, first of all, that would be great for the Yankees. JD Martinez is absolutely pasted the Yankees since joining the Red Sox. By the way, this was a bargain deal for them to begin with. I don't know if you remember that. He came off an incredible year with the tigers and then he got traded to the D backs at the deadline, finished the year. I think with 45 bombs had an OPS over a thousand. And then somehow fell into that free agent class where like nobody was getting paid or there was like a lull in terms of like, oh, we're gonna wait to sign these guys because they don't have the leverage. He should have gotten a bigger contract in my opinion. Who's to say, really? But he ends up signing a 5 year $110 million deal with Boston, who once again has all the money in the world. They keep doing this. They sign a GM from a fake poor franchise that just likes to do things their own way. Now the Red Sox all of a sudden want to turn into this cost effective. Machine that just doesn't seem to engage in any human element aside from their manager. So that deal was already advantageous for them. Then they get lucky because his first opt out comes after the 2020 season, which was killed by the pandemic, and he hit like two 20 with like a 6 something OPS because he didn't have his video room access. So why in God's name is he gonna opt out of that deal? Leave $19.5 million on the leave, I guess, yeah, I mean, the $19.5 million for a salary this year on the table when he had no leverage in free agency and you knew that all these owners were not going to be spending big money this off season for the most part because of the pandemic. So now he has one more chance at a payday and he's been having a very good year for the Red Sox. He's hitting two 83. I think with like an 8 60 OPS, 20 something bombs almost 90 something RBIs. He's gonna finish the year very well, especially if you can get hot against these bad teams over the last 5 games. But he's talking about this after a Yankee sweep or the Boston media is at least presenting this question and he's indicating that there's a potential out after the Red Sox have over achieved mightily this year, and they're gonna potentially lose one of their best hitters and they're gonna be back to the drawing board and now they have a GM in high bloom who is probably instructed not to spend big money this off season. So maybe you could look at it as a win if you're a delusional Red Sox fan. You're like, oh, 20 million coming off the books. We could get 5 players that. Of course they love that and they don't even know why they love it. They're like, oh yeah, I love this now because that's what my team does. There's no account no holding the team accountable with this fan base for the most part in my opinion. I know there's Red Sox fans who are frustrated with the Mookie bet situation. We're frustrated with whatever happened over the last year and a half. But yeah, not enough. No, not enough. And now JD Martinez talking about leaving and you have to think it's possible that he leaves, he's going to be entering his age 34 season next year. He's going to want maybe one more big time payday. And if the universal DH is coming baby, you better believe there's going to be more interest in him. So not good for the Red Sox. That's my hate update update. I tell you what, St. Louis doesn't want JD Martinez is the DH next year? That'd be great. Thanks, St. Louis. Might want, why would the Dodgers not want him? Yeah, I don't know. It's only 34.34. He's so consistently good. He and John Carlos and seasons with the same output. But Martinez just doesn't take weeks off. And I don't think, you know, I don't really think that matters in the grand seasons or 160 seasons season. You only have to be hot at, you know, if you're hot in October, you're hot in October, but it does feel like Martinez never really takes a day off, except for last year when again, he couldn't get into his video room. So hopefully whatever team he ends up signing with has extensive video room or some sort of code breaking scheme that might potentially benefit the offense. That might help. I just, yeah, the constantly these fans, I mean, this is now just the hate update society. I hate society. But fans who are constantly looking to shave a little money off the payroll, I still don't think that's what rooting should be. I understand it's sustainable in Tampa . And if you look at Tampa's minor league system this year, it's stupid. And there was a tweet that lined it up that came out yesterday that basically, they've either got the best record at every level of the minors or went deep into the minor league player at every single level. They're unstoppable. They really are a player development machine. That is the difference between them and everybody who tries to imitate them. You can't just be Tampa with a big budget if your player development machine isn't the same as Tampa. So we'll see what high and bloom does. Clearly there is some, I mean, intangible, scouting, you know, genius involved there and Nick York, their first round pick who everybody hated. Seems like he's really good. From last year. That's like Anthony vault be situation. They've broken out at the same time. So if bloom has that raised player development machine going, then that's a different story. But you have this new generation of fans who would look at JD Martinez opting out and be like, yes, we have 19.5 shave $19.5 million off my spreadsheet. Let's go. That's such a lame view of fandom to just be looking at prospects. You can cycle into your major league team so that in two years, you can eventually get rid of them for new prospects and then like if you have a transcendent the 2018 Red Sox were the best team I've seen since the 98 Yankees. And to think that their fans are really going to be like, I'm glad we traded Ben intended. He was terrible. I'm glad we got rid of Jackie Bradley junior. He's not hitting in 2021 at all. I'm glad we traded Mookie betts because we got Alex verdugo and JD Martinez has gone to yippee calle. It's just such an embarrassing way to live your life. And I know that Andrew benintendi is struggling. This year and I know the Red Sox probably made the right decision pulling the trigger on him, and I know that Bradley junior's been bad. I just hate when the fans take a victory lap when they're beloved players leave and struggle. Just so that they can burn in turn some more money in different uses of those dollars. That's what I hate. Of course, Andrew benintendi was maybe some of the you want to cut bait on. But I want Red Sox fans mourning it and thanking him for the memories from 2011. Instead of being like, actually, we are wizards. Like they're gonna do it with Christian Vasquez this year too. By the way, I saw a tweet yesterday that was like, I think in a company the Martinez stuff. And it was basically like another underrated place where they can look to shed is Christian Vasquez is a top ten catcher both offensively and defensively, but they have Connor Wong and they need to get rid of money in blah blah blah, et cetera, don't be shocked by a trade. Remember when they were going to trade Christian baskets to the raise last year? That's another one where they're going to go from beating their chance about how Christian Vasquez is better than your catcher to trading him. And then when Christian Vasquez hits two 20 with subpar defense in his next stop wherever that may be, they're going to be like, look, we told you hi am is a wizard. Like, I just want people to have emotional attachment to players again. That's what I'm saying. Feel bad for Andrew Ben and teddy that he's struggling. Don't do a victory lap because some executive decided he wanted to maximize his payroll. Yeah. That's the thing with rooting for teams like I know the bandwagon society. Everyone's like, oh, your root for players. It's like, I mean, what? Your route for a shirt? You root for a logo? Like, yeah, at the end of the day, you have your team, but yeah. You should have an emotional attachment to the actual humans playing the game. The guys that did created memories for you, lasting memories. And brought you a championship or got you know the playoff or literally anything, just like, you know, some guys are cool and postgame interviews and they make a not great season a little bit more fun. So, yeah, like we said, let's bring the human element back a little bit. Let's not turn into baseball Westworld. Don't want that. Don't want that. Anything else you want to talk Yankees before we sign off? I mean, I feel like we got it, but I mean, I'm loving the yanks. My only concern right now is Kluber we'll see more from him on Thursday, but since he's returned from the IL four 8 5 ERA, 1.35 whip. Really not that great stuff's largely looked flat. But like we said if the Yankees can have a at least three starters that look great and they do in coal Nestor and Monty, I don't think this is an issue. I think Kluber has a fourth is actually a luxury. I think if you're in a DS and Kubernetes to piggyback someone, I'm kind of on board with that. If he's got to come in for a few innings, different looks. That's my only concern right now. Obviously my other concern is just this not happening anymore because we know how the Yankees just stop doing the good play and they turn into the bad team again. Inexplicable season start to finish. In terms of the bad and the good, you don't understand any of the bad. You don't understand how the good just starts popping out out of nowhere. Another thing I'm worried about that just popped up in my timeline. Some fucking how baseball and the players associate association have not determined COVID-19 protocols for the postseason, which starts in 5 days. What is wrong with this league? What is wrong with this league? This happened last year before the start of the season. It took them three months to figure anything out. Not only did it take them three months to figure everything out, but the last thing on the docket was figuring out how can we tame this virus with a week after with a week before we start? What is wrong with I don't get it? Every other league has this set in stone NBA, whether you're pro vax or not, don't really give a shit. Figure it out, do your research if you have to. NBA has done what they have to do to get guys in line. NFL, Roger Goodell is figured that out. Roger Goodell apparently the worst commissioner in sports has gotten gotten that in line. We've seen very few COVID outbreaks among that. It has not interrupted the season. Now we're going into the postseason, which is the most you're going to see PAC stadiums more so than you ever would. There's going to be cross country travel. It's not going to stop. It's not like last year. So what, why? I don't get it. Last year after game 6 of the World Series, they had a COVID positive guy licking bat knobs on the field. So I expect nothing less of Major League Baseball who blacks out the vast majority of their games for the people that actually watch it. How about that wonderful system too? Thanks for subscribing to MLB TV. You can watch royals rangers, but not the team that you live in the city of. Hope, good money. That's why you spend money for sure. Yeah, terribly, terrible league that we all love. And specifically love one team in I was trying to enter Tuesday night's game, giving myself a low emotional break saying, well, they don't need this as long as they get one in the next two or two the next two, and then midway through the game when they were down to one of the Cory Dickerson hit. I was like, God damn it, they really need this game. Everybody who said that you couldn't take a victory lap after the Red Sox series was right. They were all right, and then of course they storm back take control of that game and what a win. I'm gonna try to take my mental foot off my mental gas pedal on Wednesday, but I guarantee you for 7 o'clock, it's not gonna happen. And again, for the people who said, don't enjoy the Red Sox series. The amazing Red Sox series. One of the best series of the last decade or two decades of Yankee baseball in the regular season. For everybody who said, don't enjoy because the season's not over yet. Shut your goddamn mouths, enjoy what you want to enjoy while the season is still ongoing because if terrible things happen to the Yankees and you didn't enjoy the good things, then you're just going to be locked in a depression cycle. Enjoy the good, tolerate the bad. That is it for this Wednesday edition of the 8th goyard podcast. Make sure to find us on Apple podcast Google podcasts. Spotify wherever you get your podcasts, drop us a 5 serve view along the mailbag question. We'd be more than happy to answer that. I've never done consecutive podcasts like this in my life. 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So the Yankees heading into the season had based on whatever book you were looking at, ten to one or 11 to one odds to win the World Series. Now they are in some places you will look 12 to one or 13 to one odd. So after all that we've dealt with at one point, the Yankees were like 22 to one odds to win the World Series after they had struggled and were out of the playoff picture and whatnot. Their odds of almost normalized and gone back to where they were when they were the American League favorites before the season started. So more good news for you guys to take away. Let's keep the positive vibes going. Another big game tonight we'll see you next on Friday. And man, it'd be great if we're talking about a sweep, wouldn't it? But we're not gonna get ahead of ourselves. Can't get ahead of myself, but I'll also get a little bit ahead of myself. Yeah, I mean, do I check my celebrity followers every time the Yankees have a close game and I'm tweeting annoying bullshit? Absolutely. 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049  The New York Yankees honor a living legend

The Coastal Athlete Program

31:40 min | 2 years ago

049 The New York Yankees honor a living legend

"Welcome to the coastal athlete programs invented by apex predator athletic trainer today survived tomorrow now the shores the monterey bay. Here's your health sat. Welcome back to the coastal athlete program. I'm your host ship joy in-studio today as always by the one the <music> only d._j. Peanut butter pickles aka the king of case quit eight k. a. The fried of san jose state journalism ladies and gentlemen joined in studio by producer danny y gang welcome back to the show. Thank you ask treatments say it's been a while to creed while i think it was fun of mud or state. That was okay so i was a creek would be like allah. God rights surgeries so will ironic. You bring up stains so we both in super-busy. We've been offer several weeks those because we've we've made multiple problems over the years. We're going to be a weekly show and unfortunately the show is not going to be weekly because denial both really busy. I mean date how when you have like a job job starting school at san jose state route commutes which is like at least an hour each way okay. The radio doesn't take up too much time you know but still think this which i love doing and you have a relationship yeah exactly i forget about those things another relationship of course not right but the life part of the life yeah yeah good. Call wait when i say and you know you guys. I'm really busy. I'm working for cabrillo. I'm freelance writing. You know i'm trying to find new places to have my work appear in addition to that not i have relationship on life and wife and a dog and a family so you know we're really busy and we're doing our best to give you guys as much contents tennis began but every now and then they'll just be these little lulls between between new episodes when new episodes come out savor the flavor baby they're enjoying again speaking of enjoying it while you can can we talked about leading our current podcasting host <hes> for a while now but because dan united so busy just has yet to the happened so sometime by the end of august we will be officially switching over to soundcloud is the host for all of our content. What that means is that. We are essentially going to wipe out the archives. The archives are going to go completely away and then we may or may not release some of those great episodes again so if you want them for for yourself. 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Make sure we say thank you to them to each and every one of our patients you guys really you make you make it possible possible for us to continue to host the show online but if you're interested don't forget good patron dot com and look for the coastal athlete program and then click on that identity now one right didi. We had been away allow. Yes we have any big news in your life. As last time we saw each other big news not really big news. I mean i just got back from new orleans so that was another reason why we haven't recorded anything. I just been out of town. Yes the windy eddie. City is hot in stale in you can swim through the air so thicker yet humidity's no joking south now phone. Oh i thought it was prepared. I got out of the airport gasping for air. Almost what is this but it was really the fun lot of good food lotte great music for that yeah. It was awesome. What was what have you ever been in new orleans before no. Did you see a lot the station seattle because a lot of people have talked to said that like between the airport and downtown you can still see where you are on some kind of behind. There are still some neighborhoods. You could totally see that are there. I saw some houses that just have a facade and that's it sixteen. It's been it's been two thousand eight. Katrina happened two four meeting four okay. It was it was but it's it's been a while and you could still see it for sure and you to trip is like walking around like the french quarter in even deeper into louisiana. There's a seashells all over the ground and like oh that's weird because every hurricane comes that like sweeps up the mississippi a town. It's it's wild to see just shells in the middle of the f. The settlement of young that is interesting. I think the city lost over twenty. Five percent of its population think there was crazy. Crazy may vitamin forty percent but that a lot of the population every team back after after the floods. We went back east. We take a little vacation. Beginning to live is not for sports. Season starts out in my world turns into utter lockdown so does my wife and i flew back east spend a few days on the cape cape went whale-watching. We'll get into that in a later episode saw <unk> not only you'll be some really interesting humpback whale activity but a congress interesting interesting questions and but i don't wanna spoil that that's coming in our next episode of the show <hes> but what i really wanted to get into was last week. I flew across the country twice in thirty six six hours because my grandfather paul muller was honored on the field at the new york yankees game against the baltimore orioles on the fourteenth. Some it was gravel. Rebel was incredible so i wanna kind of want to tell the whole thing so let me start with the backstory mike my grandfather when he was fifteen years old lives in the bronx is the german air germany child german migrants right you know and my grandfather basically was really really sports. In particular he was really into the yankees is like the nineteen twenties and nineteen thirties so he wrote an essay for an essay writing contest and he broke down the entire yankee lineup and why it was the way that it was so like roger marris does this because this little roger marris does babe ruth does this because it will babe ruth us well. He got picked. He got picked to be a win so a he one three thousand dollars in today's dollars cash or thousand right and he got to go to the house of arguably one of the greatest baseball players ever babe ruth. He gets a medium shake. His hand has picture taken him was on the cover of newspaper so that's baxter <unk> everyone in my family except for my mother my father and i root for the yankees right my uncles for the yankees my aunts my cousins and they're all like hard for yankee fans in growing up <hes> you know they were really into the yankees in the nineties arguably the greatest team of all time you know like i couldn't stand the yankees because i felt like they were winner. Pickers felt if they bought on the best players and because we moved to when i was a kid i took my allegiance island san for cisco will get into my ties to the to the organization another time but a long story short. There was a line in the sand. I pick my side and i've always had this anti yankee a yankee opinion ever since now harder to hate this year's team i mean they got a lot of homegrown talent. Guys like judge like judge edge sanchez etc. There's a lot of really interesting and compelling young players but regardless now yankee fan only get the new yankee stadium once i went to the pinstripe bowl back in two thousand twelve when notre dame played rockers really fun game by the way but i was pre pre lit up at the time side surly explored the explore the menu so my cousins ac makes this big push and says i think we can get grandpa honored during a yankee game there i salute to service that we have a chance to do this and grandma's ninety eight years old and we he he starts by like reaching the organization and ninety percent of this. I wanna give credit to my cousin because he he did so much legwork. He did dealt with all the tails he interacted with the yankees. He went to new york archives. I earn library archives and found the original photo film and gave us all like hi rez copy of the news article and everything like that so it's been this really great opportunity for him to reconnect to the history of my grandfather long story short the yankees approve proven right. I checked in a little bit. Everybody in the family did a little something you know. Some people explain what this means. Some people research something. Some people helped rewrite through stuff. You know what i mean like. We did everything everybody chipped in. My grandfather. Get selected and i make the decision like you know. I think i'll try and get a press press. Pass reach out like why not yankee. Stadium has really strict rules about you can't bring laptops in- and you can't bring cameras with lenses over three inches or something they have very stringent rules and <hes> so reach out to the front office talk to a representative. He tells me red big email <unk> big email like hey journalists. I'd like to write this article and talk about the fact that like this ninety eight year old world war two in korea veteran that babe ruth truth was just on the field of yankee stadium the organization gets in touch with me by phone and explains that they're denied my request and then you know somebody else reaches out to be the organization with an email like i just want to explain why we denied your. I have no people the yankees. This is totally equal. This is something i would have liked to have done. I can't to try to get yeah. I mean and i just wanted to take pictures of like before during after which as will get to would have been irrelevant so so so we just got back from the east coast the week before flying is not my favorite thing in the world and physically. It's very helpful. Yeah we talked about this <hes> and <hes> so i catch a red eye on tuesday night at work monday tuesday at the school right sports start up up next week so like my world is slowly getting fuller and so our monday and tuesday like tuesday six thirty at night my flatly plainly nine and i have to put out a fire after like logging fix stuff on the school's website lincoln like oh my god. I hitched the flight i land in new york. I find my way in to city. Via trains. I took to transit took air transit the e. now anyone who knows me <hes> well anyone who's ever been with new york city. I am like ethically bad of the subways right like especially back when my p._t._s._d. Symptoms the way less in control <hes> it would stress me out so bad i live. I like do not like being underground. I don't like it. I don't like caves. Don't don't like her enough yeah. The guy looked at basement as far as i don't like humidity. I don't like people being in my personal space and i do not not like the smell of urine in that is plentiful that is literally that is literally with the subways are are bathed so my cousin just just got a place down on fifty third lex down in the city and by the way before i go for that i wanna shout out to one of our listeners are loyal. Loyal listeners just impelled as who's you know doesn't work in new york also enact the body surfer. He's been a supporter of ours from the beginning. We were going to try to meet up for a slice of pizza. I apologize as you'll you'll hear in this story. We got a little sidetracked so i get on the again on the trade in like in the past i have gotten like three hours worth of lost on trains before i would get lost so impressive like bat like like we've been in queens and then somehow ended up in the bronx. We're trying yeah. It's been bad rights. I'm historically bad somehow. I don't screw this up and get onto the train. Ride the train. I'm like oh. I shouldn't shouldn't think i got this. I don't sit down because i don't know how far it is and i'm like all right. I'll just stand in. This little corner. I landed at seven o'clock in the morning got on the train at like eight fifteen long story about that but i had to like find a way to get a ticket because i deposited i did i had yeah i had. I deposited a check and post yet and they wouldn't take cash machine. I had a hundred hundred dollars. What do you take this so after wandering around the airport for about thirty minutes if i get on the train and about a six steps in i think okay trains now full this is this car is full so three stops later with the same number of people people getting on no one's getting off straight is outreach like not even sardine. It's like matches matchbook level stressing yeah yeah and unlike i've got my laptop or my my my backpack in the front and resting my hands on the lean against like one of the doors and i'm just like oh my god yeah. This is how i just gotta get through this category through this finally get off <unk> block the right way the first time get to my cousin's place. Everything's things great takes us about three hours. The how the apartment totally par for the course you walk round gets coffee. Get a couple of exam which is did the real. Thing command had some fun. <hes> we get to the game and i i want to start by kind of first of all i mean i've said thank you multiple times already to the yankees on different platforms but i want to say it again here like the we all paid out of play we all paid out of pocket for the most part or to sit with it right like the whole family in the delta sky lounge which is behind home plate naci once in a lifetime experience something we have to do this so we weepy jason his wheelchair my grandfather's wheelchair and everyone you know everyone's kinda. Cutting together like once part of the family is responsible for bringing them in but everybody else else is coming from brooklyn boston suburbs california etc <hes>. My cousin was also in my cousin. Matthew view was in idaho because he works for the p._g._a. So he flew in for the day <hes> so we all kind of gathering the skyline hunch we get him set up behind home plate. He's on the right hand. Side relegated hitters box of home plate and break. Turn around and look see michael. Okay we can see all the announcers for the yes network paul o'neil. My cousins are getting super excited. This is their this is the organization. They care about more than any other organization. This is a really is a big moment for them and my three cousins gonna go down on the field start to get really nervous trying to set their mind these because you know when i worked for the giants i had that opera trade right and there is something different about like i've stepped on giants field before the first time you step on it and there are people in the stands that gets to see them get. It's a lot bigger <unk> yeah. I can't imagine like those movies where they pull away at so my grandfather is sitting. There game finally gets underway. I'm sitting next to it for the first half inning and i warn everyone on k-k-keeping offer foul boss because there's no netting back here sure enough three minutes later a foul ball liens where we're sitting on the left hand side of the data responsible felt vindicated but i realize my grandfather could see realized couldn't really see everyone who's got cataracts in his kindest sitting there swimming in kind of a perplexed look on his face so i lean like a pocket you see the field now we will you describe it for me in without even thinking. I just started calling the game something that i would design whom something to do all the time. I'll watch giants game on mute you know and i'll sit there and i'll be like he's renske steps into the blocks first year in the week. Yeah you just start tracing steps up to the plate. J. hat has thrown three balls in six strikes. She seems to be labor in a little bit. The left-hander reaches back deal slider hiring an outside corner of the plate baldwin and just sir colin and i didn't even know what was happening until about into like really it wasn't until the very end of the inning that it all of a sudden clicked in my head. It was like you just called a yankee. You just called your grandfather's. Favorite reports tina warren an eternal meaningless. You know you really good at that. You should do that which is very kind of say but in all seriousness. I'm actually going to pursue it now because i think i would enjoy but you know he was on the field in the honored him in there was so much about the day that was so special in for my family for him to be honored in that way it was really nice as full circle but for me personally <hes> that was that really awesome experience of of kind of sharing something that i've been passionate about for a long time not even ever really thinking about it as a ah forefront thing something i should be pursuing and just in that moment you know we had this great connection so was awesome. It was time to stay on on the field. Everybody i mean repair a lot of people often the area like because we were su clustering around him people trying to see so we would sit down during the half inbetween in between innings we get up and cluster after the seventh inning stretch when they honored him every single just about every single person that sniped at one of us anyone anyone our family came up and personally apologize went over and shook his hand f. d. n. y. Firefighters firefighters e._s._p._n. Why we're coming up to <unk> an asking for pictures and let so awesome even even a the ninth inning people were pointing here. Here's you know unlike cheering and well. You know we got home in. We we got to watch the yes. Network replayed the three hour replay and guess what they not only did. They do this in the stadium but they honored him on t._v. Too they showed like highlight clip when they came back from commercial and then in half inning later they came back to it again and they showed the <hes> newspaper story and paul o'neill was like listen to this and he goes through any reads he's like he went to harvard and dartmouth and serving real world war two and met babe has great family and they called him a bad ass so so cool or they call him a stud. Sorry michael king or paul said if you think your life has been cool just look at paul. Muller's guy's a stud which i mean i guess the only comparable thing for us. It'd be like if will clark you know iconic like an iconic connick player like said. You know that's really really cool. It was incredible chills so we got it all on video. Put it on my story on posting again. I'll probably post on page page once we released this episode but yeah i mean the rest of the day was fantastic. I hung out with younger cousins my when my my best manned dan we g mason timing came over and went and sat in an absolute sweat box of a bar it was so damn hot and your do so muggy i was let's go to the game in pants and like right before we leave. I turn them on one of my youngest cousins oliver the only person who is in the room we should you. We had to save sideways. Did you ever see some shorts. I would've died if one flew shortly within the ad but did it was it was overall. It was like a super grabble experience mm for somebody like me who loves baseball <hes>. It's my primary sport. You know it's the one that i followed the closest. I mean this summer. I think i've watched more baseball than i have in the last five years. I've gone even deeper this year into. It was just really cool. The have the best record in baseball right now and to see a team like that team that has so much history a team that has such a deep connection to its community into its fan base. There was just a it was a really early on inspiring experience and i would like to say thank you from everyone in my family to the yankee organization to the that were and to all the fans that kema amapa engaged him some love it was it was a magical day for my grandfather but it was a life changing for just about everyone else in the family right yom tom his we have a picture where my grandfather his daughters most of his grandkids actually if you all bring kids and one of his great grandchildren the youngest who was born seven or eight days before that's so cool we're all there so it was a magical matchbooks thing that's really really cool is pretty happy pretty epic speaking of baseball the fantasy baseball team of mine too well well. I gotta tell you danny last time we talked about it. I wasn't doing so hot. I was out of the playoffs was an offensive dominant team. In the last six weeks. I've ripped off five wins and one loss and i only lost by like two games so it was more like a tie. Admin playoffs baby in the plas made a trade you fall in baseball. This sheared off a little bit here and there you might andrew benintendi <unk> former golden spikes winner n._c. Two a. player of the year two thousand fifteen traded him with some chump change players from my clevelander. Who's the kind of like a tim olympic amass pitcher. Let me from cleveland kind of fungi washed from gotta track. Yeah you know we're the big push. I went from being just on the outside of the playhouse too. I think i'm up to third or fourth either the fourth of the third seed and i'm playing whoever's just above me this week so so it made over one hundred moves this year hundred fifty agent acquisitions really i've been i've been string players like like literally fickle as the as no no. I'm during a forehand. I'm using players for as long as they have value for me. As soon as they start to like declined swap mountains the next guy he was hot so like i had <hes> taliban from the yankees guy hit over four hundred had an opiate is over one thousand four me and went you know had bad week. Cut him replaced it with. Mike stransky the next night mike your strategy went. Three four with three home runs for v._s. And then the night after that he had a double triple and long story short data acquisition helped me get three more wins against the top team in the league so driving everybody nuts. I'm sure there'll be the change in the asir trade. The trade to lend there is a trade deadline but not a free agent deadline. Oh so you just pick up guys and so exactly so it's not like i'm like you know wheel and deal again. I'm monitoring hot young players nine so like to keep it but i'm sure i'm sure i'm driving people nuts with this uh-huh. That's my goal so this could be my first year to win man. I mean having been in the championship since two thousand nine. I was in boot camp. I don't even i'm not really made a real playoff run since i've made the playoffs both like a team that could win. I actually have a strategy this year. I think this year hear what else is going on man anything big. No i mean other than the fact that i'm starting school wednesday life kind of nervous about it you know i don't even know where my classes are. I should probably see about driving to san jose state just to check things out which is probably not a bad idea. 'cause i don't 'cause my classes at ten minutes in between each other. I don't wanna get lost so so that actually happened to be my first day community college when i was seventeen or just turned eighteen. I couldn't find one of my classes so so it just didn't go. I was so nervous and scared that i just didn't go and then i found it and it was going on too scared to go in so i just dropped the class but that's not going to happen anymore because you're grown up. Don't care about walking away but i'm not going to hopefully i school was was always challenge my first time being a facilitator not a student unexcited. Oh yeah okay schools about to start. How long have you the laura officially yeah. I've been working on site since june. Okay cool site live in august. The new site athletic stock abrode dot e._d._u. Because one of his it's mostly been strategy developing plans figuring out issues with the site. It's the it's. It's gonna be not going to be a lot of work coming up but that's okay do you. Are you going to be working with students at all everywhere. I mean yeah. I'm gonna try and pick up a couple. I want to build an army of insurance because that'll make it much easier to do what i'm doing. <hes> honestly like the majority of my job over the summer has been building and establishing reasonable expectations from the rest of the crew recipe people involved in athletics because some people have certain expectation. Some people think that i'm in like call all their games over loudspeakers. There's some people think that i'm going to do their stats. I'm like just their lifestyles personalities like no unlike other weird shit that i didn't anticipate like there's a sports information. Sociation apparently unionized like any yeah. I mean all the colleges are unionized right so like just like i've never been in a union of never had eligible for union so i'm not the sports information director anymore now in the sports information specialists because like there's all these things that come with being director like you have to be a full time administrator so you have to have this this and this you know it's a learning process yeah absolutely and you know as we'll get into on another episode at a doing a lot of freelance works i've been writing and publishing and i've got another coverage out next month and really for are growing up santa cruz of cool and then one guy that does the by trump's you out salary and then <hes> i reached out to santa agrees waves about possibly the californian surfing competitions coming up again member <unk> you're there. I covered it last year. It was like the second article air wrote. <hes> and i'm thinking i might go uncovered again. He tried to santa cruz ways to buy the story from sweden the road kathleen buzzer jerry's subserve nah davenport area. I didn't know they did that. You that's awesome. I should check that out. It's fun. I bet i'll let you know maybe we'll go together last year. Actually those people listed shore a are like isn't that time that you did that super weird one off episode we did this lane gone iso journalism style episode riley recorded myself like kind of taking mental notes and stuff and it was like a weird kooky episode was fun. They will do something similar organic. You and i can be raoul duke and go looking in the heart of darkness for those guys out there. Don't get role. We'll do google it. It's nice deep cut for you all right well. If there's nothing else danny. I think that just about doesn't force for for today. We've got a bunch more episodes in a couple more episodes and get them out to you over the next few weeks but we've got stuff that we haven't even gotten to yet. We've got to talk about wales. Wales conservation gotta talk about my cover feature in good times on lifeguarding and the fallout from that you know we got a lot of stuff to get into plus. We have some really exciting <music> guest coming up we got a couple of lifeguards scheduled which we've been teasing forever. I think we're finally get them either in studio or sit down on call we've got surf rescue <unk> units up in northern canada that have have expressed interest in being on the show that would be really fun and you know again if you are listening right. Now you know somebody that you think would be a great candidate for the show. Give him an episode talent to come on board. Tell give something to listen to you because are found that unless you tell somebody nobody a little bit about our show in advance and send them your favorite episode. They tend to be really speculative about appearing on somebody. Else's radio waves so all right well if nothing else danny. I think that will just about do it for the show right on behalf danny posey everybody else here goes lafley program. We're out.

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Aaron Hicks 3-hole Hitter, Expectations for Jameson Taillon & Yankees Rotation, Does Miguel Andujar Have A Role?

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Aaron Hicks 3-hole Hitter, Expectations for Jameson Taillon & Yankees Rotation, Does Miguel Andujar Have A Role?

"Hey everyone. I'm shaughnessy i'm jordan. Wigan our new show spinsters love candid basketball conversations featured interviews some of our favorite writers making pieces just for the show. So make sure to subscribe. Wherever you get your podcasts breaking down all aspects of yankee baseball this is the bronx pinstriped. Show with your host age. Rotan and scott ryan. Let's go what's up everyone. Welcome to the bronx pinstripe. Show episode five hundred. sixteen spring. Training is rolling on and i am covered in urine. Yes that sounds weird. I'm very happy to hear this. You know when you tweeted that it's out of control. It's you've no idea how happy i am to hear this. I i really do think he's it on purpose at this point. He's peed on me almost every day for the for him you any makes he makes eye contact and he's like you know what i know. You just cleaned my diaper and there was. But i got a little more where that came from boom. Here's another here's another shame on you. Shame on you for not having your reflexes down by this point under sending. That's going to happen. What if i told you about expectations. I told you that this this is. This was like Some karate kid shit here wax on wax off. This was preparing you for fatherhood and and you have. You have failed. Let's go you need. Need pair for left hand needs to wax on with the diaper. You're ready to go don't win. He's a week yesterday. He peed all over his face. And we're like hi. Gotten his eyes and he started crying. Hysterically like okay. Let's get him in the bath. So i pick them up and i'm him over to the bath and somehow even pete himself. He peed more on the way to the bat. It's just like it. I know it's been joking. Like i need this. Pptp i've been shamed on twitter. People saying that's a waste of money even though it's like five dollars money they don't sired is bullshit. It's bullshit these are just gimmicks that they get parents to buy things when they're desperate desperate at this point i just i just want to be stopped. P. i wanna be stopped getting pete. I'm like i'm like those are kelly's oh jeez the The thing is you're going to buy it and he's going to stop. That's what happens. Fit whatever is a five dollar purchase. It'll make me feel better. Needs a he needs a p poncho not a pptp. Good for good for you. Keep the keep the industry booming but make make more worthless. Products were three weeks in and Spring training spring training is about a weekend. There's been some some games. Some game action gained. Did you did you. Did you get a little excited. When the first game happened there were some fans in the stands. The yankees always wear their pinstripes for the first for spring training game of the year. There's a little it was a little cool. It was very cool. I loved it. I get one. Seen the fans back in the stands is just exciting to see man you know. I don't know where where we'll get by the end of the year. Hopefully it's More than ten percent I have a feeling the vaccinations Get get further along with With with adults then you know. I think gigi stadium probably opened up more mobile open up more. they pushed the triple. Ac's back a month ish a month. Yeah there's going to be alternate site. In the meantime i could see them just keeping even when the minor league season starts. I could almost see them. Keeping an alternate site going because it is kind of isolate a few players. Maybe yeah just to make sure if something ravages say the scranton clubhouse like cova goes to the scranton clubhouse then the major league team is because that entire squad can't go up even even guy test is not positive for covid if he's in contact with other players who have been positive so i could just see them keeping this alternate site thing going throughout the surprise me. Either and pushing the season back a month. the minor league season. I do understand it because you know major league is they can control a heck of a lot more on the road or with the team is just every day. You're doing things minor leagues are. You know you're you're you're you're in a different situation at that point you. You're with the younger guys. Usually in smaller cities not as much control so pushing it another month. They're staying ramadi pushy getting another month to To to hopefully just again waited out you know. Get some more vaccinations going. I think make sense. Because i think that's what their big fear is. I don't think is as fearful knock on wood with the season and like what's happening up there. Because if they were to hold the dual last year they should be able to do it this year and i think they have a pretty good idea of what's going to happen but the scope of what they're trying to do. This year is much different than what they did us true but i still think that they can take in control a lot. They can control a good amount of what's happening. There's a full schedule like there's an entire schedule. They're they're going to be playing. It's not just playing on your coast right more. The yankees are going to be flying anytime the yankees are going to be flying. that is. that's how that's how it goes you go to the other The other teams park. And you play there and there's gonna be there's going to be there's going to be fans in the stands as i mean if you're in texas or florida screw. It's one hundred percent. Did i know. Texas said one hundred percent did florida also. I don't think so not yet. At least i know the spring training's not so there i think it also depends on obviously the ballparks and the and the team and how they're yes. So that was the governor of texas said one hundred percent so the astros in the rangers could potentially have one hundred percent of people in in their new ballpark in arlington. You gotta show off that. You're the. I love last playoffs when when that ballpark got shamed for looking like a like a like a home depot outside. Her was talking about expectations versus reality. Did you see those memes. Whereas like the the designs for the stadium. They were like this beautiful brick exterior than the actual thing. That looks like a freaking like airplane. Hangar that's like the metlife when metlife isn't on game day. It's just like a a steel. Looks like a an alien came down in the meadowlands dropped because everything is illegal lands. Everything is led depending on who's playing their. The meadowlands is a real sad place. You've got the giant football stadium. You've got this indoor ski hill and you've got a ton of dead bodies buried by the mob somewhere in the fact that ski the fact that the ski slope is actually back back in the plants because it sat there for a while Xanadu sat there for a while. Is it is it. Operational think it's operational yesterday. But i could be wrong. I know it's it's been construction for like eighty five years but the the fact that it gets it's back in action we're like oh yes someone's we're back let's go someone someone in two thousand nineteen. Oh yeah mall big time. Let's go right in the middle of it was just a. It was just a an interesting decision. The fact that there's going to be a ski slope in the mall in the meadowlands. Yeah we'll see how that the scope of the twenty twenty one season. It's a full schedule. It's flying across the country. It's it's fans in the stands whether it's ten percent twenty percent one hundred percent that means clubhouse attendees and personnel all of the different people involved in putting on a major league baseball game. We're going to come in contact with a lot more people. So so my point is yes they they. They plowed through a sixty game schedule. They overcame some hurdles. But there's going to be even with vaccines rolling out. There's a lot more to be overcome this year for what they're trying to understood which is fine but they can also mortar. My point. was. I understand that there are. There are occasions with what's happening. The fact is is that aaa is a you know a less controlled situation and in order for anybody to have replenishment players that can come up and play for guys that get injured. The inevitable happens during a major league baseball season especially to the new york. They have to have those guys ready to go. And if they're you know loosey goosey or just not able to stay on the field. Because of covert than that that becomes a big problem for the major league teams. And i think that is well could affect the major league season more than anything because you know i feel like they're in a good spot with the rest of i think it it kind of does impact the yankees in a negative way though because they were going to have some players who maybe didn't make the opening day roster that they were gonna maybe rely on in late april or early may Say well i know. Clark schmidt was shut down for an injury. But that means you know. His timetable has been pushed back. But miguel and do har is a guy who probably is not going to make the opening day roster but he would have just slotted into the everyday lineup in scranton to get regular at bats immediately called up if they had an injury or debbie garcia might not make the opening day roster starter. Maybe they were going to start him in scranton and get him on a five day schedule ready to go. Now that's pushed back in. An alternate site is not the same is pitching in in a minor league game. It's not the same but you know. Hopefully it's just that muscle and they can get back into the swing so it'll be a it'll be a small small little bump in the road but It'll be fine. I think they'll be good. I'm glad that they're not canceling anything. Because i think that at least not yet for aaa. That would be devastating. I'm surprised how i. How many of these franchises actually survived twenty twenty with not having anybody there. They just didn't operate on a on a lot of cash flow there. There's not a lot of money being generated by main minor league teams and then you lose an entire season. That's gotta be pretty devastating to a lot of a lot of these teams. So i'm glad they're back. You think people are so desperate for entertainment and that they'll they'll they'll go to these minor league games more than i really yes. I'm i want to go anywhere. I don't care what it is. You know what. I mean like. I'll go with it doesn't even matter. How do you go on walks. There could be there. Could they could tell me. There's a game and we could go to the stadium and there's no game like all right you know. It's not my house interests different. Sit there have a different place. You know my my family. We haven't seen each other are very much in person and we my my sister just guy we just got a house down in in the jersey shore for for like four days just that we could meet there and just like have four different walls and and like get a get a bit of just a a little visit a little. Visit changes exactly. It doesn't matter to me. it does not matter. Do you go on walks throughout the day. The you gonna walk. no. I don't know see patients. Don't have the patience to go out and walk haitians. I mean especially. When when i was still living in the city the leeann i would go on a walk usually after work. Five five thirty. We just meet up with with friends that lived in the area and we would walk in the park. That was lazuli. The it was the most interesting thirty minutes of our day everyday because the rest of it was just sitting inside at work or watching. Tv and like being outside. Even if it wasn't in a nice day out it was just like it was like you said it's something different to look at it. It's doing something even if it's just as simple as walk tracker beer eats peanuts sitting in a A shitty stadium seat all day. I will give me that an anti you might drive by that funeral home. That all the guys used to live over and just like i'll watch the grounds crew. Just water the grass and and rake the dirt. That's fine for me to. I'll do that. Play some music in the background maybe some highlights of yesteryear. And let's let's just hang out. I've got something to complain about. That's really that's surprising. I know maybe we talked about. I was gonna have a different attitude this year. Father now things things are. I've gotten priorities in my life. But i saw this from brian hoke on tuesday. He said aaron hicks is envisioned as the yankees number three hitter to begin the season according to manager aaron boone. I know we've beat this to death. Why is aaron hicks hitting third. Is it only. Because he's a switch hitter because if that's the case it's just it's moronic reason the there's no nothing else in his game other than the fact that he can hit left handed that would say that warrants him hitting third what is aaron hicks dwell. He he will get some base. He takes he gets on base. He walks fifteen percent of the time. That's that's a good rate. He strikes out twenty one percent of the time. That's not horrific. But it's not great either. But he's got a two thirty nine batting average. The last three seasons a to sixty five batting average on balls in play. And he's projected i think ziff's projection has amid a to thirty two batting average or two thirty four batting average this year. The guy does not put bat on ball enough to hit third. He walks a lot like you said he's got a three fifty eight on base percentage. Those are good numbers but not for your number three hitter. Hit him leadoff for all. I care i much rather have. Aaron hicks hitting leadoff than hitting third move. Dj down to the to spot or the three spot. Even i would be much happier if the lineup went hicks. Dj judge or hicks judge dj than having hicks third. Because this is how games go. Okay you ready for how games go. Dj lemay who single to right field. Beautiful aaron judge long long long at that maybe works walk or maybe just moves the runner over or something. And then here's aaron hicks taken pitches. All he's going to do he's going to strike out or is going gonna walk. That's always gonna do. He does not put that on ball. Nothing happens except aaron hicks throwing 's bat to the to the bat boy and him walk into first base. That's all iron hicks. I don't know he's got some home run home homerun videos from mlb with a new camera. Look i think that it doesn't again. These these things are so there's such a small discrepancy in how he's going to be shifting this lineup because dj lemay who's not gonna lead knocking to believe the leadoff spot. He's why not get if there was between. If it was up to you and me i agree. I think hicks is a perfect leadoff hitter. Because of the fact that he does the switch hitter comes back into play to me when the lineup turned over which is a very good then. Because now you're setting up your productive guys in front of you've got one non right handed hitter in the everyday lineup. It does not matter where he hits. They're still going to be eight consecutive right handed hitters and then aaron hicks no matter where you put him in the lineup. It's like aaron. Boone doesn't understand mental the fact that he gets on base a lot and we'll would set up better for i love digital making this in the to spot like to me. That's i know it's more traditional. Because he's that type. He's a derek jeter of the team. He's the he's the best guy more traditional ball he he gets on base a ton. Yeah he should be in the second spot. He goes the opposite field which he can move a guy from first to third. That's that's the old approach. That's the let's let's get guys running on the base path and and try to score runs in that way. Aaron aaron hicks talking about the power talking about being healthy. They're trying to get that big ball and that's that's that's one of the reasons he's there because he can hit that home run ball and if he's healthy and in the lineup who hit more home runs that him stanton hits more home runs him his more home runs and but they're but they're not they're not switch hitters. Oh my it's i know it's i know this is not you. If that is legitimate. I know this is not you talking. It's a horrible reason. Just to bet hicks third. It's it's fine. It'll be so the fact that that this is. I just want to be healthy. I want hicks to be healthy. And if he's in the three spot unhealthy. I'm good with that. Let's see what happens with him in this in the three spot and healthy because it seems like we haven't seen him we've seen it. It's not if he's got. He's got a healthy stanton behind him. If gary sanchez is hitting home runs like he did the other day. Hey you know now now. Aaron hicks is going to be getting a lot more balls over the strike zone and you know therefore more more damage potentially i. I'm just confused. Because i know the yankees are so analytically driven in some aspects in this this kind of goes counter to analytics analytics would say hit hicks leadoff and then bat lemay mayhew behind him because lemay who puts bat on ball and bat on ball. When there's a runner on first base is good so is that is that it'll that i tested telling you that because that's that's what it seems like the logical thing to do no that's analytics. That's literally analytics. Aaron hicks walks a lot digital matt who puts bat on ball. That's what the analytics say. Yeah and that's what the i say. That's so what i think this is. I think this is aaron boone member. How last year we talked about. It came out that the analytics department gave all the information for that game to debauchery where they're like. Here's what we think would be a good decision for you to make but it's still up to you. But here's all the information about debbie garcia and j versus the tampa bay rays. What's happening here. It's here's all the information that we're going to give you but now you need to make a key decision. And he's making the wrong decision he thinks just because all i need to break up the right handed hitters. I can't have nine right handed hitter. I can have eight right handed hitters in a row to start the lineup. Oh you're going to have as soon as aaron hicks has done batting. It's just so shortsighted. Yeah no look. I think that when you're looking at aaron hicks and you're looking at aaron boone. They have a track record and aaron. Boone likes track record and he likes the fact that he can hit left if needed and it does break it up. And that's what aaron. Boone likes to see his test is like i need to see a lefty up right now. And that's right. That's why aaron hicks is there. There's there's really not much else to it. Is the breaking them up. That's to be to be honest in a perfect world. I would hit hick's knife. And then i know ninth is. You're like a wall. He's a better hitter than some other guys. So why do you want him. Nice because then ninth nine. One two is awesome. That's kind of second. Leadoff guy wants the lineup. Turnover turns over. Then you're in that same position. So i disagree i think is is is the perfect number two guy and then you have big bop guys at three and four. Aaron judge to music number three hitter all day long. And you go from there. i think gleyber is. Is you know. I'm expecting good. You're out of labor. And i could see him. Even in the three spot. To long-term they tried that at the beginning of two thousand nineteen in. He struggled a little bit. Maybe he was putting too much pressure on himself was anointed the everyday shortstop and the number three hitter on the nets a lot. That's a lot yet some lingering hip issues and you know the the. I think this is a big year for labor. So we'll see what we'll see how he He comes back But i see him as a number three long-term but in aaron boone's lineup might be brett gardner There's some worry. That chad greene might not be. Okay my record. There's some worry. That chad greene might not be okay. He was scheduled to pitch on tuesday but then he was held back. boone's quote was. We're just trying to be wise and slow player. Higher leverage relievers as far as game action or trying to be mindful of innings. Coming off the last season i thought that everybody pitch fewer innings than they ever had in their entire life. Yeah i think the look chad. Green to me is a is a big piece of this. Because he's got to step up and now take a even bigger role He's he's he's become a leader. I guess in the in the bullpen. Now with some of these you know some of departures. He's he's really got to be a lockdown guy for you know he's got to be the dependable guy in the back of the pen other than other than chapman. And then you have written but chad grainger number three guy they gotta they gotta be careful with him but he also has to come out and prove that he can be that guy the entire time. We've seen too many too many years now with chad green coming in and like disappearing for a month or not being the same guy after a second inning of work. They just need to figure out what he is and he needs to lock in no matter what the back of that in the back of open. Yeah they also in hoax notes. He mentioned the yankees are probably going to carry eight relievers to start the season. Six of those guys are are pretty clear. Cut chapman britain. Green darren o'day justin wilson and he puts lewis sessa in that group my guy and then he also said boone and matt blake are both high on nick nelson zim. I look at this. we're all. We're in synch. Your this is this is beautiful nick. Nelson pitched well in his spring debut. But nick nelson could kind of be. What chad green was maybe three years ago. Yeah lewis has has slowly become. I'd say version of fine lewis. Ah has not become that yet. You keys pushing the louise. Because he's not a one to two in guy he's definitely more of that bridge guy but he's been an effective bridge guy so he's been asked to play a different role he's not been asked to play that same role. I do see nick nelson translating into a guy that could come in throw gas control a strike zone and be good. He was impressive us. Your i've been shy about this. Big nelson has a real place in the bullpen. And i think that the yankees like him and the fact that we're talking about right now and that Mardi mardi gras marty. Blake is talking about it. I'm trying to come up with a wrong last. I couldn't The fact that they're talking about in this early in spring leads me to believe that they. They've got some pretty high expectations coming into the season for for nikki nelson here all the be last names out there. We stumbled brown. Berg could've been anything so that maybe the eighth spot who who you think for that eight spot in the bullpen. They're going to be michael king because they just want someone who they are we. Are we re flipping back. Everybody i look nyc cooking's a nice guy. He's not a major league pitcher. i mean. no he. He was bad in his first outing in spring. I did that. Doesn't mean anything but at the same time we saw what he is. He's just not a guy that puts anything he's there's nothing special there he's a four a guy he's the rob schneider of pitching That might be the case. But i think they like having someone who they can use. This is going to sound bad. And i like michael king As as we all know they like having someone on the roster that they can do anything with and if they mess him up they don't care that's fine. There's a tax shouldn't be in the on the major league teams yum not disagreeing with you but to start the season. Especially because if there's no clear cut starting role for debbie garcia and clark schmidt is still working back from they care about those two no so but what i'm saying is they can have michael king on the roster and then if they have a double-header or if someone gets knocked out in the second inning they can throw him out there and then immediately sent him back down to alternate site and it's no it's no different they don't care no that's true that's exactly. They like having the flexibility. Get that that's fine. That does not change the point that he is not a major league. Pitcher key may have his moments where we're like. Oh there he is. Let's go give them the fifth starting job and then and then he'll get the five spine do you remember. He showed flashes last year. Where for two innings. He would look good. He would keep the ball on the ground. And then boone would try and push them out there for a third inning. Maybe second time to the order and he would get the last year or was it end of twenty nine thousand nine hundred and saw that was last year end of twenty nine thousand nine. He only made his made one appearance. That was really blending together. Twenty twenty. it's a figure but He he would come in for two innings of relief and maybe he'd give up a couple of hits. Maybe one run and you say okay. That was a decent adding for my cooking and then will push him out there for third inning and he couldn't get out of the inning and he would give up four runs so it was too many instances like that. So does that mean. Michael king is not a- long-term major league pitcher maybe because if you can't pitch more than two innings and you're supposed to be a starting pitcher then you're probably not and he also doesn't like his stuff doesn't translate to be a one guy out of the bullpen ineffective high leverage bullpen guy. No it doesn't. He's a ground ball pitcher who's been working on his changeup. This offseason said he needs to throw more changeups. So but if or is that aaron. Boone not recognizing this guy is not going to succeed in the situation to get him out sooner than later. Maybe it's a little bit of both. Well yeah but at some point to stop making pitching changes and let a guy go because can run out of pitchers especially when everybody is a one hundred twenty one hundred and thirty one hundred and forty inning guy in going into the season segue you. That's a really good sessional segue. It was so. I wanted to talk about expectations for jamieson. Diane who he was asked by reporters. I believe this was in his first spring media session. He was asked about returning from. Tommy john surgery second. Tommy john surgery and the number of innings he might pitch. He said we haven't had that talk yet about any set number. I thought originally one hundred and twenty to one hundred and fifty but that being said i'm kind of on board with the idea of. Let's just see how feeling throughout the year. Why put a limit on something. If i'm feeling great at one hundred forty innings. There's no need to cap it. That's my thinking i. He mentioned one twenty to one fifty. He also said one forty. And if i'm feeling great let's keep pushing it this kind of telling me though that they're the he's going to be about a one hundred and forty inning best case scenario pitcher this year. We'll know i think what this tells you is the best case scenario. He's going to do however he feels. you know good. Look there waters with him. So there's nothing that says. Limit your guy. After two tommy john surgeries after one hundred and forty innings and he will be less likely to nito third. Tommy john surgery. I don't know what we're doing there. If he's feeling good then he's feeling good and we can say good job. Doc the surgeries worked. This is what it's supposed to do. Now go out there and pitch. Because that's what you're getting paid to do. I don't see why if we're at one hundred and forty pitchers or if he's feeling good at one hundred pitches while they're going to be pulling him in the fifth innings earning. Sorry if they're going to be pulling him at you know the fifth inning when he's at one hundred innings just to make sure that we get two hundred and forty closer to that you know how they like to tinker. They love to manage guys innings. And they've done it for decade and it has right so then. That's why i'm hoping that. Maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe we can go away from that philosophy and just let guys you know pets when they feel good and if they feel good they should throw and if they feel good on a particular game though if the fee if the feeling of their pitch is good they have confidence in the air over the locate. A pitch. Pitching a certain Fifth inning but they still feel like they have you know some in the tank. Tanakh is not here. He's nobody's saying. I have nothing in the tank in in in in the fifth inning or going into the fifth inning. If they if they're guys feel good and they are showing that they feel good and there's nothing visible saying okay. this guy. his stuff is off. His stuff is is lagging because he's getting tired. Let him pitch in pets. This is what they've meant to do this there they were brought up to do. They've been playing baseball their entire life and throwing innings. Let them throw. It drives me insane. One hundred forty innings is twenty eight starts at five innings per start. The the thing is that one hundred and forty innings inning four inning five innings one hundred and fifty six. Any one of them could be the last inning. Any one of them it. There's a the percents as you go with the with the With the innings into the season. And you know there's fatigue in the arm and such but unless you're unless you're showing something that were the fatigue is is is causing a a weakness in a ligament or whatever they're looking at if they identify that then okay you your guy but if you don't identify that i don't know what the this is what they're built to do so. This is not about injury this is about workload and what the yankees can expect from their group of starting pitchers after garrett cole. Because i think even in a in a great scenario this season jamieson tions not throwing more than one hundred fifty six. He's not going to be one hundred eighty inning guy. Which which is a horse that you understand you have you have garrett cole who's gonna pitch close to two hundred innings or or more than two hundred innings probably hopefully thirty starts seven innings a start every time garrett cole then you have kluber tyron montgomery garcia king schmidt and severino all who are going to get one hundred to one hundred forty innings. Like you're not gonna get. Let me tell you the difference here. There's a big difference. It's a hodgepodge you're going to be trying to just collect innings out of the rest of. That's fine but it's going to feel different. I feel like it's going to. It's going to feel different this year. Because it's because the taxing and it's not muster not walk. The reason why is and this is what i'm hopeful for those one hundred and forty innings from jamison. Tian are not okay. You're running out there every fifth day and were pulling you in the fifth inning. Those one hundred and forty innings may be. Are you sure second. There may be opportunities because of the the names that you mentioned because there are so many guys that could come in and potentially fill a role within the starting rotation and you know who knows when when he comes back what he's going to be like if he's able to Slot in there for x. Amount of innings. I think we're gonna see skip starts at. They were going to see you know guys coming in and being able to to throw in a rotation spot rather than that feels different to me than a guy going. Jason is getting going out and giving me six innings and getting one hundred and forty innings but his number of starts is lower. Okay now we're talking now. We're using what we have. We're not being overly cautious within the game. Because that's what drives me. Nuts is within the game management so understanding that the pitches and the innings counting four fifth. Inning gotta go get him whereas he could skip a start. You know in june august. You're talking six man rotation. I think there's going to be a semblance of that as we're going to have so many unknown right now with with the injuries old guys and then coming off of a short season. They're going to be monitoring so closely. How these guys are are acting. You know because their last year was weird. You mentioned chad green. You know going out and throwing their watching innings because they don't know how these guys are arms are gonna react after a short season and what happened last year. I think that's an unknown that they're keeping a close eye on so it would not surprise me if we have a six at toby fresher fat wouldn't logic dictate their fresher will know you could say that there's extra strain because they didn't. I mean there are a ton of injuries last year because of the way that they prepared for this short season as well there are a lot of under a lot of very different things that happened last year. That could play differently on the way that your arm is long-term the way that you prepare in the off season. I just think that they're looking at that. As a as an odd duckling and saying okay. We don't know what we've never seen this before. Let's see how they react. Garrett kohl's pitching every fifth day so that means that for the rest of the guys if you're talking about skipping starts you're you're playing with those other four spots you're not playing with garrett cole spot i think i think jordan montgomery is feels like a guy. That's obviously a hate having this caveat every single time but injury he seems like he's beyond that healthy guy doored montgomery seems pretty locked in with guy. Refined you would say not saying. He's the number two. I'm every five days. Come out right. Call montgomery every fifth day. What about kluber veteran. Who's maybe very about his workload in his routines. I don't kluber doesn't strike me as a guy who's going to be like yes. Get me every every round every every other around. But i could see them skipping him for a bit. Yeah i could see that too. I could see the managing the ski. The schedule is going to be a little fluid where there's gonna be some extra doubleheaders and stuff like that But that doesn't mean you that means you can have a six man rotation because you're going to need an extra starter but that doesn't mean guys get extra day it's not going to feel like a six man rotation that's the thing with some of these young like you said some of the the seven inning games as well. You're just going to be getting more of these. These bullpen days. I think to some these guys that and that's where lewis says a micro king and guys like that. Come into play because you say say montgomery or tie on start game. One of double header. Hopefully they give you five plus six plus innings and you can use chapman to close out the game then then game two. You might see michael king for two innings. You might see louis sesa for three innings and then you might go to the bullpen. Then there's a skip start. There's just skip day. i hear you. I hear what you're saying but the fact that some of those guys are have the ability to go longer. They they could go three four five innings. I just think that we're gonna see that more often especially with with suber and tie on and severino coming back and who knows with her mind. I think they're going to run her mind into the ground. He's another guy there like. Let's just run you into the ground. It's see the fifth starter. Is he the fifth starter to start the season. he like. he's starting. I believe on friday this week when you when you look at it on paper starter. So that means is not in the rotation. I think. I think that unless they believe that. This alternate side changes things in the way. The debbie is preparing for the season. I could see them not having him on the roster in the beginning of the year. I really we talk this. They're going to do they're gonna they're either gonna see. I think are going to see what dig. Herman has an early in the season if they are like. He's not pitching well so there's going to be that's filthy. That's like oh if he's pitching well we'll put up with him but if he's not pitching well we won't put up with them. That's just it's so to face at the end of the day to business. I don't know what to tell you you know. It's not his feelings there. They're going to go out there and they're going to see if this guy can throw in if you can't throw then it's going to become not worth it in their is remember. We talked that fan. Grass projected the yankees to be the most valuable rotation in baseball. This is before. The dodgers signed Trevor bauer so now. The dodgers rotation is projected to be higher than the yankees but the yankees at one point where projected to accumulate the most war among their amongst their rotation. I i i think that because it's maybe seven is deep. I agree with you. But that's assuming all seven guys are getting pretty regular starts. And i think as we've talked. Maybe that's the case. But that's that's a. That's a lot to manage a lot. That's a lot to have go right you have garrett cole who's your guy every fifth day and then it's a lot of moving parts so yes it could go great and maybe it's just manage it until we get to august september october. Then line our guys up for for the plots. Exactly what's going to happen. And i and i guess i'm okay with that because the american league is a little bit down the The yankees should win the american league east. No problem even though the razor still going to be competitive. The blue jays got better. Maybe the red sox are completely forgot about the orioles. No chris sale. He's he had tommy. John surgery was going to be playing in the. i think. he's kind of like on a severino timetable. I just forgot about him. Until i saw his acis. Acis biannic armaments rod e rodriguez. But i don't know i mean. He had covert us year and he had some cupcakes you had. You had a heart complication. I don't even think it was a covert or yeah. He did if govan and there was a heart condition. That's scariest shit but yeah. Yeah and they've got atom out of you know who can strike out williams and bieber just lying them up lineup. Those cryogenically frozen guys. I got him. they still have the frozen handle. The problem is they're just going to look at the pitch to their the he's gonna walk pretty sure ted williams and babe ruth both had good is. It doesn't matter. They both frozen swing the bat. Hey out of you know you still to throw a strike. I do kinda respect him. Doubling down though i mean he was asked pointblank the question he was. He did a radio interview and they brought up the bay bridge comments. And then they said oh. How would you do against ted williams baiting. And he said i think i do. I think i'd do all right. 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We'll think about those two real quick. Sorry the The locker room the we we have the ability to record those and save them so we can We can put them on our feet as well as like a locker room session right. So if you're on their you'll be famous pretty cool. Got a question for you. Does miguel and do have any sort of a role on the twenty. Twenty one yankees. Yes i think he does. I think he does because he hit. And if he can prove again that he can hit consistently. I think that Market be bit of an x factor. Never know who the x factor. You know how that goes. When i that label to guys like the thing is with andrew harr is that he can be an x factor in multiple ways one he he can play different positions. That's that's a that's a positive stalled on and then also know he cannot can't continue. He can't play my multiple positions you by d. h. She can play left field. He could play first base. He could sometimes played thirty he but also when he can do is he can hit. He can hit well and when he we have to see if he can hit without consistent at bats. That's going to be a big deal for him to prove. But the x factor from me for npr. If he can show that he's that hitter and who knows with injuries he make it more of an opportunity to get more consistent at bats as well. But i think the trade deadline. He's also a big reason. Why he's the x factor. Because i think he's probably the most valuable asset on the team right now if he can re show his value because he's still a young guy can still go to another team and help out and be a You know a big bat in a lineup. And i think that there is good value that the yankees could could play with depending on what they're needing at trade deadline so i think that brian cashman is hoping and praying that when gillan heart does get opportunities that he succeeds and takes advantage of them. Because i think that they're looking to trade him very soon the only way he has a role on the yankees is if jio are shallow. Goes down with a pretty bad injury. Or if giancarlo stanton goes down with a pretty bad injury because the only two spots that andrew harr we'll get consistent playing time as third base. They'll put up with it because he's done it before or d. h. And aaron boone talked about it and kind of alluded to clint frazier instead we saw. Clint frazier tom. Frazier got an opportunity last year and he proved himself and now look. Clint frazier is going to be an everyday part of this this team so yeah i could see a scenario that if there's injuries and do our could step back in but if the yankees are pretty healthy i don't see how he has any kind of role. Boone said he could he could very much be in that mix. That's boone speak to note. He's not in the mix. It's speak to saying yeah. He's a good player. We value him. Come come give me offers for this player as well. No one's trading. But the thing is like you i mean they could they could Mcgee's definitely A double a decent pitching prospect trade away. That's that's what he is right now but if you can show that he's You know more valuable and regain that form. That i think everybody thought he was going to be after his His rookie year where he should have won. Rookie of the year. Then yes he becomes more valuable and you put together some kind of package and now you're you're looking at a potential asset to come over and help you wanna championship. So the other piece of this is your right. Jewish ella if he goes down mega mega steps in. It doesn't have to be a major injury like you're saying you're shallows had you know. He had some cleanup in his elbow. If he's not playing well after that if we see that him coming in starting slow i could see maggie getting pats. I could see megi going over there. Maybe boone is talking about the fact that we saw clint frazier. Go from a guy who can't play on your little league outfield to a guy. That's now considered for a gold glove outfield. Maybe he's looking for that kind of rebound from npr to be a gold glove type. Their baseman clint frazier was better defensively than before last year than into is clint. Frazier had clint frazier's worse than me was his own head is designed and do hearts. Worst enemy defensively. He can't play defense. is the skills. Well so i. I think we both agree that there Both of these guys in the end. They're they're there for their pets. That's the reason why they have you know. They wrote the ranks. That's why they got to the major leagues in the first place. That's why they had you know there were touted as prospects was because of their bass. It wasn't because their defense it was because of their bat. So if can re regain some semblance of that form then. I think that he does have He does i value and we look. We were acting like they're not going to be injuries on this team. E even if there are not long-term injuries there's there's there are injuries. There are times where guys these days off. Mcgee's a good bat to plug in so gio had the elbow surgery so in theory and do her should be getting a lot of at bats this spring to prove to the yankees hit an. I deserve to be on the roster to start the season. Just just. Because i'm doing well in spring so this opportunity to to at least get there. I agree and i. I'm ruined for him. I love watching maggie play. I think he's a fun guy to watch hit. He's my he's my style swings up but he makes a lot of contact. He's he's kind of the Compared him to the vlad guerrero type. He's the anti erin. Hippies the entire next he makes contact. That's right does not walk the vlad type gut compared him to a hall of fame. You say that. Every time i gotta type thing an eye hand coordination so like just like Jason dominic's to a shitty player. I don't understand how you how do you compare anybody to a bad player. If you're trying to speak highly of or a natural do you compare that to a bad player. No but maybe not a hall of famer because jess on dominguez who has needs a professional baseball game yet is being to somehow the love child of mickey mantle and mike trout and i think the other there was another there was a third was was willie mays or was somebody another comparison. That was very fair. Some other baseball legend. Yes no pressure kid. Did you see that. The yankees were at the Showcase nss gotta see what's up of see what's going on their seat. See what's up there. We've got some questions before we close out the first one is from caroline patois high from buffalo of. I guess that's a nickname for buffalo. I love you guys for wanting. Get rid of her mind. Thank you for providing us girlfriends with non sex with a non-sexist platform to really enjoy our boys. It's so refreshing. Shame on cashman. We are the new york yankees. This is not us. I think there's a lot of people out there. And maybe it's more women than men that have caroline's point of view. Why even give this guy an opportunity. Just cut his ass yeah. There's a lot of people that think that you and i disagree with that It's not fun to watch that guy. I pitch when you're rooting for your baseball team. And the guy on the mound is an asshole. Not it's not. I know that there are existing players that are in a similar boat on the yankees to. It's it puts the fans in a position where you know. You're you're rooting for team. That you root your entire life. You have all this this these emotions when you're watching the new york yankees and you know maybe before. We just didn't know a lot about some of the bad things these guys did. And now we know a lot more. He didn't we just didn't we just end and it but but that's the reality. That is exactly what's happening right now. We do know you can't get away from our brains. We do know we know so. It changes things it just does. Yeah and. I think that there's going to be some bad publicity. If the yankees wait to cut him after he's got a five point seventy or something like that i. Just don't i think. I think i think that steinburner does care about public perception. Okay then why is he still on the team. If you think he cares so much he cares. More about okay. There you go with what rules we know but rules the game. It's the business of the game. It's getting value out of a player on the field. You know some of the other stuff is just. It's not in the in the exit the nerds on. Don't see that the dollar signs don't see that the value does and see that people see that with there is this is. This is a big test thing. Just get rid of him. The next question's from bobby thomson's shot heard round the world one of the most famous Cheating moments in baseball he catches for ridge. Country club with yogi berra. And and did you really. Wow what was that like. It was also. I've told this story before this you don't you have got you. Don't listen to what that's true but you have told stories about caddying at ridgewood country club. You never said you caddied for yoga and bob. This is probably the only story i told from. Ridgewood country club days. Because it's the only one that's worth a damn. No you've told ridgewood country club stories about how they stiff you. That's just not true. I've never i think you're making things. Now i think the pe- the urine has gone to your brain so the on mondays at ridgewood country club. They do what they do anymore if they still do this. I'm sure they do but Mondays were were outing day. So companies would would take over the club. Essentially they would pay to have their company outings and at ridgewood you had to have caddies so we would four caddy. Everybody was in carts. We carried putters. You fourcade you're down there. You chuck the balls when the when guys. Pitching wedges is out and supposedly landed on the green you'd swap their putter for the pitching wedge. You clean it. Put it in the cart. Go ten the flag. It was a great day usually got a lot of beer because the guys would just like just give you beard no matter how how old you worked at matter and the there was always an envelope at the end seems pro company. Gave you an envelope. Usually fifty sixty bucks something like that. I think around their cash and then guys would always tip you on top of that always and that was those were the days you could make a lot of money. It was not very hard work. You didn't have to carry bags. My i got lucky one day and it was Dave the butcher yogi. Berra and bobby thomson and then. It was a new york giants offensive linemen from the early nineties late eighties. I don't remember his name. So that was the foursome. The i t. I t box whole whole number one. Think it's the east course. At ridgewood to the info in front of the caddy shed yogis on the first tee. Were down one hundred and fifty yards beyond the fence Down in the fairway yogi. Hit the ball off the tee it goes towards the clubhouse over the the the the cart the car path. Over towards the putting green hits. A tree bounces back into the middle of the fairway. Yes i remember the whole any over till it's all set yogi gets clubhouse yogi yogi gets you know so. He's not very not very long in the fairway. He's dead center. Hold route this point. I started when i was fourteen. I think so. I was probably to get that group. I was probably older. So i assume was seventeen maybe eighteen. So you're aware of who your sarah was definitely and what about the most. Did i knew. I knew the shot around the world. Did you have like david. I knew who dave the butcher was. I knew he played for the knicks. Did you have like a star. Were you starstruck when you met yogi. I don't remember the feeling. I drank a lot in college. That killed a lot of my memories. Before that i think but i i i do remember being in awe. You know. it wasn't like starstruck. I was just like i was like I don't know if that's the same. Maybe that's the same. But i was in meeting meeting. Someone like yogi when you were seventeen years old. So this is what like nineteen ninety seven years ago. Okay in nineteen ninety seven. You didn't watch yogi bear play. He was before your time. But obviously you know of the ledger yogi berra. I feel like that's a great person to me because you're not like oh my god. I watched you if you met. Derek jeeter no. But i think it's even more because derrick jeeter if i met derek jeter today i would just have i would. I would want to have a beer with him and like hang out. But but yogi berra was connick. He because i didn't watch him play. He was just figure. But derek jeter is not going to hang out. My my point is that. I see them very differently. Yogi berra was a was a. He's the easter bunny. He's santa claus. He's all of these things that you've never seen before. You know the lure of yogi baron you know. And the plus you have all the off the field things with him with the sayings and he's just like a the he's almost like a i had the yoga 'isms bota. Did you have the yoga i have. It was like this little coffee table book with like yoga sayings in it and each one had like a little story about how he came up with that saying a half the saints. He didn't even see. I don't. I don't know if i had i had like four or five yogi books but But yeah it was it was. It was pretty awesome. I was. I was definitely in in awe like i was in the In like there was a bigger a bigger thing happening like a a higher higher power in the group with yogi. Berra there. 'cause he's exactly what you think he's going to be just like the nicest guy in the world. That's what i remember. I don't remember specific conversations. But i remember him being the nicest guy in the world and i remember coming out of it thinking that man. That's exactly the way i expected him to be like. One liners galore just being funny and just super happy It was cool. So bobby says there's some drama in the nfl right. Now we're quarterbacks want to be more involved in roster decisions to oversimplify to what extent do you think this happens on the yankees seems like a guy like garrett cole already has cashman's ear this early in his tenure now. This is what. I would love to be on club on cope locker room for so i could ask bobby specifically what he's talking about i think he's talking about the thanh acquisition in the torino signing. Oh you mean like with the moves. Okay yeah that makes sense. Yeah like i wanna know okay. Does garrett cole have sway in the clubhouse yes obviously you give a guy that kind of contract to be the man yes. He's one of the leaders on the team. But specifically. I want to know what bobby is talking about. I have to imagine it's the torino entire probably well and also and i wouldn't be surprised if they said if kluber has something to do with us to look. I think that. I think that garrett cole not more of a map blake thing in a in a cressey thing maybe i mean maybe that's good point But i think that garrett cole could take some i could see garrett cole wanting him to come in so he could drain the learnings out of him. He's like one of the year he's such a. He's such a student of the game. He's like the monster jam dollars of corey kluber done. Yes now but i when you right when you give a guy that much money when you give guy that much money one. You're giving the money to him for a reason. He's he's very good at what he does. And the way that that garrett cole i conducts himself he's just i trust his opinion. I've never talked to the man in my life. I've seen him pech. But i trust his opinion because of the way that he goes about his job and the way that he goes about the The his profession. It seems like he's a guy that takes a lot of pride in what he does is very very calculated with his approach and has some good opinions because he does things a little differently. And i i think that they should listen to him. I think that having a guy like that is bringing in as you and and being a consultant type. Because he's on the team and you trust them that much to give him that much money. You should weigh the opinions of your star players. Of course yeah. I don't see this as cold dictating. You need to go out and trade for on you need to go out and sign torino's i think it's maybe cashman talked to call about both of those mood because cole played with both of those guys and maybe he gave them a good recommendation. And that's great. It's not like the nfl. Where when you're the quarterback you control the entire team because you're the most important player on the field garrick calls the most important player on the field one out of five games and then he doesn't affect me so you're never going to have as much sway as baseball player as you can as a nfl quarterback or a mba. Everything literally goes through the quarterback. So yeah i mean every single every single play. Every single plays dictated by by one person for for for you to some respect but but again. So if you're russell wilson. I think he's probably talking about like russell. Wilson is is potentially shooting his way out of seattle and kind of dictating where he wants to go and shawn watson. We saw it with. Tom brady last year yet. If you're one of those guys you can do that because without you. Your team is nothing without to be clear without garrett cole. This team is nothing. They're not world series contention but they're still playing last. Confession hit their way into the playoffs. Probably but. I'm glad. I'm glad i'm listening to of course you have a guy like that you pay for him. You're not you're paying for his production on the field but you're also paying for everything else that comes with it you should be. You should be getting as much as you possibly can. So bobby like joined. The locker room thing on thursday afternoon and talk more about it. Maybe maybe we didn't mention something about this that that you want to discuss But appreciate it. Appreciate the mail bags and all that kind of stuff. During the one o'clock game on thursday afternoon we'll be on locker room. Check us out there. We got wrap this up now though. Scott any last words no more injured on every single time. I'm going to say no injuries. Play ball and get some get some good reps in no injuries. That's it no injuries. Come check out. The locker room on thursday during the game. 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