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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 448: Mickey Calloway, Spring Training update, and Top Ten Players in Baseball

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 448: Mickey Calloway, Spring Training update, and Top Ten Players in Baseball

"Awesome golden state the concepts baseball podcasts. We cover everything majorly from sprint tree. The world seaweed. Got your favorite club. Cover from new york to boston to la. This is the golden state media concepts baseball podcast Everybody welcome back into. Gmc baseball podcast. My name is patrick kenny. I'm going to be your host for today's episode. And today we're gonna be getting into some pretty deep subject matter Pretty tough subject matter as well. We're going to be going over the mickey calloway Sexual harassment and The fallout a potential. Fallout and likely fallout with members of the cleveland indians organization And then after that will be going over a few a few decent prospects and How some players are doing so far just a few days into spring training. And then finally i'm going to be ranking my top ten baseball players of right now who are the top ten players in the bigs And i wanna do those last two segments just because The first two segments are going to be pretty deep. And i think that it is. It will be a good idea to end on a lighter note so with that being said we'll get right into it. So mickey callaway was most recently the manager of the new york mets for the last couple of seasons and prior to that and his current role with the los angeles angels. He was a pitching coach for the cleveland. Indians where most of these allegations are beginning to come from and The athletic has done some fantastic reporting on this situation And so we're just gonna sort of get into this. Most recent report from ken rosenthal With the athletic so on february fourth Cleveland indians team president. Chris a antonetti said quote. He was disturbed distraught and saddened by the allegations. That calloway was calloway. Of course was the cleveland. Indians pitching coach from two thousand ten through twenty seventeen prior to him. Joining the new york met on february. First athletic came out with a report of five women detailing. Calloway sexually inappropriate behavior over the course of five years multiple cities and three teams in twenty fifteen. The wives of multiple indians players began discussing what they perceived to be extramarital relations with her between callaway and a woman that was around the team. Some share their concerns with their husbands and at least two one department head and another staffer. No formal complaint however was filed with a human resources of the cleveland indians. One wife said quote you knew. He had a lot of women on the side. Calloway also took one of his mistresses on a team on team trips including but not limited to a september series in detroit where they stayed at the mgm grand hotel and another trip to major league. Baseball's winter meetings in nashville Basically that means that. The cleveland indians organization. Paid for the stay in travel of one of calloway's which is obviously not something that people really Are are okay with Obviously mistress isn't something you should have at all if you're mickey callaway especially in a situation like that but nobody is. People are obviously upset with him about that. But that's not the story here. The story is the sexual advances. And the in the disgusting ways that mickey callaway acted with towards some of these women and in this in this athletic report It shows that there. There's a quote in in the report that says this was the worst kept secret in the indians organization. So people like chris antonetti can't necessarily say that he was surprised by this at all. There is plausible. Deniability by by chris eddie just because there were no formal complaints but one woman who worked for the cleveland organization said quote. I don't think it's necessarily a cleveland issue but a baseball issue as a woman we as women. We feel like if we repeat report something. Excuse me if we report something will be looked at as a tattletale or the. If we talk the team will figure out who reported it. It is possible that the higher ups could have been unaware but with chris anonymity declaration that quote. There never been any complaints against mickie in his time with us. Either to me or to human resource department or other leaders prompted multiple people who had interactions with callaway during this time with the organization to contact the athletic in queues anonymity of being evasive one former employee of the cleveland. Indians said those comments hit me the wrong way. I knew that that's the way chris has to do it. And some and run some things but the amount of people who know about all that stuff. I don't know how he can faces staff and the there are more details in this Article from ken rosenthal about his potential sexual Sexual harassment in late twenty eight point sixteen or early twenty seventeen. He sent unsolicited photos. Full-frontal nude pictures to a friend of another woman that he was involved with the friend worked in the indians organization at that time. The athletic previously reported that calloway sent a former indians. Employees suggested messages on linked in making a pass at her on the field during the twenty fifteen season and from. What else is going on in this article for example In the spring of two thousand fourteen arizona in arizona. Calloway medal married woman when she accompanied her son to seek out an autograph. She gave. calloway your phone number. In spring of two thousand fifteen she says because calloway offered to come to her son's t ball game needed directions as avid baseball fans. She and her husband were initially thrilled. The woman in calloway began in fair. That was consensual and included. Calloway sending explicit photos and at least one video. The relationship ended when the woman's husband found out on february twenty seventh or in february twenty. Seventeen when her husband confronted calloway via text about the situation. Calloway texted back that he had to inform major league baseball security because his cell phone was quote company properly property the athletic viewed this exchange on april twenty april sixteen. Th two thousand seventeen chuck. Block a former detective in the phoenix. Police department Be security agent called the husband. And let the voicemail which the athletic reviewed. his voice mail references a dispute with calloway and ends with quote. This was trying to discuss this and see if we can come to some remedy. The husband said that bladder lilacs call was told quote. Mickey wants this to go away. He doesn't want to file a report and quote. The husband agreed not to proceed later. That summer still upset. He began calling the indians fan services department. He called major league baseball and followed up with blackhawks require block and requested. That report be filed. Two major league baseball black confirmed that he left the initial voicemail and received the follow up request from the claim for claim. When asked repeatedly what became the husband's request. He would only say quote i offer. I offered to submit a report end quote. The has been wife. You spoke to the athletic in separate interviews saying that. They did not hear from blau again nor debate. They from anyone associated with major league baseball or the cleveland indians. A league source confirmed that a report about the matter was filed. Two major league baseball. The husband continued to call the indians. Fan service department where low level employees would answer the route the call to that to the teams public relations and communication staff at some point later that summer the husband was calling so frequently basically every other day according to a source that teams. Pr communication staff brought the matter to the attention of francona and general manager general manager chernoff and team president chris. Antonetti that is Pretty damning Information right there. There is absolutely going to be fallout. There is likely that all three era. Excuse me that antonetti and francona will probably lose their jobs as well as mike chernoff. It's likely that the will all probably get fired and with Tribe fans already upset with The team owner dolan and the dole in family for trading away francisco indoor And and on top of this. I i would very much expect a a issue or at least a movement For the dolans to sell this team The the report goes on and says quote the issue was addressed with him by the three highest ranking. Baseball officials said a former employee that summer. The woman arizona spoke on the phone with tom. Men a partnering. In cleveland law firm. Calloway quote. Calloway shouldn't have done it he's wrong. He knows that men said during one call with the wife. Recording in august of two thousand seventeen men continued quote at actually talked to francona and he told me he was willing to talk to you. And your husband that you to your husband and you and he said that his cost this has caused mickey huge financially and it cost him huge with the organization that he told me he said quote. Tom i'm not losing my my pitching coach. Man at one point asked if a phone call from francona with her husband feel better. Those offers were declined men untold men and also told her that he sends the indians had punished. Calloway finding him x. In excess of one hundred thousand dollars. He expressed concern about the possibility that the husband would make public photos and or video and or video. Calloway sent to his wife a quote. A baseball team is just like an office. End quote man said in a recording quote once one once one person finds out. I'm sure mickey has told me. It's embarrassing hell him. He's sort of gotten all sorts of of shit for it. Major league baseball found out. The indians found out the team found out. He got hurt in the pocket book and he got hurt. His pride and quote the indian said in a statement in june of twenty seventeen we received reports from a man jing extramarital contact between mickey and his wife over a two year period. Within days of the report we spoke to make about the alleged behavior in he maintained through relationship was consensual and outside of the workplace following our conversation with mickey and into our knowledge. There were no further complaints of misconduct from this person during mickey's tenure with the club. The indians added that they did not find or disciplined cavalry nor were they ever in contact with man regarding that manner. This is some pretty deep stuff for for sure I don't know how much else arm that calloway calloway has been suspended An is being investigated currently by the los angeles angels and There is a lot of allegations going on with him. But i think what is the most interesting part of this story other than obviously the sexual assault allegations and the or the sexual harassment allegations. I should say. I don't know if there was a i am. I don't know if there were any reports of sexual assault But i think that it is definitely more interesting with their to to see if the indians will Fire terry francona. Fire their team president and fire their general manager. I don't think that there's another way around this. And even as beloved as terry francona is in the organization. I think that you you can't have you. You just can't have somebody like that or you can't have something like this going on behind the scenes and in once you try and cover it up and it all comes out that that's that's going to be. That's that's the end of your career in baseball. And i don't think that terry francona can survive this to me. This is a this is a lot like ohio state. Just just a couple. Years ago with urban. Meyer and the Domestic abuse situation with one of his coaches at ohio state university and urban meyer had recently won a champ or a a national championship for ohio. State football he was bringing a ton of money into the school and not even hem who is football royalty in that sport could could get oh to could get out without without having to deal with some of that. That horrible Outcry from from the public urban meyer was obviously suspended for the first part of that season and then announced afterwards that he would be leaving the team. app following the end of that season and while ohio state has has bounced back on the football field. There is still that that or a st- still surrounds urban meyer. Even now when he is at jacksonville and be be because of those allegations you are still going to find yourself in a very bas- basically once this once you're you're hot in this storm you can't get out of it. It's going to follow you wherever you you end up going and because because of that it is just utter. It is definitely not a slow news. Day today. tuesdays and wednesdays in In sports media tend to be the slower knights of the of the year. And because of that. But because of this this new story a this new report. I should say from the athletic because it is. It's not a story it's real journalism and it's a report From a very credible source That but but once something comes I don't expect it to be very long before Terry francona and the rest of the staff for or the rest of the highest ranking baseball officials for the cleveland. indians I once. I expect them to be let go fairly soon. j- because because they they hit it and because they did something just so so horrific and by by hiding these allegations in these accusations. So we're going to take a short break have some Ads space in here in just a minute. And then we're going to continue with this story In the next segment and then after that i'm going to End us on a lighter. No with a A overview of some Some prospects that are doing well so far in spring training and then i'm going to Rank my top ten Players in major league baseball right now just to get us into a more into a lighter later mode. I know this is a very Very touchy in very tough subject matter for for all of us to process so in joseph e. seconds will be right back with more. Mickey callaway talk. This is your ultimate stopper. Everything sports the golden state media concepts or podcast. Should i say more from the nfl. Mlb the nba mma. It's all in here. Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen dan Every everybody welcome back in. So i was reading on twitter a A short a short statement. While i was taking a break from recording these these different segments and I i saw this tweet from nick francona Who is Terry francona son. And i'm just gonna read you his statement. I was disappointed to read the reporting in the athletic this morning. By katie strange in britain. by it mispronounced that last name I'm so sorry but This is me saying that this and not not the statement but back to the statement. Unfortunately i cannot say. I am surprised when the news about mickey calloway's behavior. I came out earlier this year. I confronted my father. Chris and others with the cleveland indians. I wanted to know why they didn't say anything to me. When the mets hired mickey callaway in when they gave him a strong endorsement. My father lied to me and said he didn't know additionally i think this is hit that he and his colleagues fail to understand what is acceptable behavior in. What isn't i. Confronted my father again this morning and he end it is clear that he simply doesn't get it. I am hesitant to go into personal details of my family situation. But my father and i do not particularly have a particularly close relationship largely as a result of disagreements about his conduct some of which has been reported over the years in some of which has not. I have always tried to stand up for what i felt is right and even when it isn't easy in this case this means acknowledging that my own father and his colleagues are clearly in the wrong. Their behavior is unacceptable and even worse. It's hard to have faith and then to improve and learn when they seem more concerned about covering up wrongdoings than addressing them honestly. I don't think this is a problem. That is unique to cleveland indians. But i think that there needs to be reckonings across major league baseball. Unfortunately the commissioner's office is part of the problem. Not the solution until a truly independent outside party is brought in there is there is transparency and accountability. These problems will continue to plague the sport. That is very deep. That was actually my first time reading that statement. I as soon as i saw that that he had put out a statement. I i knew that i needed to put one. I knew that i needed to to read it with this. This part of the In this part of the podcast. That is horrifying to to say. The very least. And i i have my own personal feelings about rob manfred and in the commissioner's office And i'm not going to talk about that right here. But i think that i am just not just happy that this situation is out there in that these women have have gotten to the point to where they feel comfortable enough to talk to at least two reported about this kind of thing. Eight is incredibly incredibly incredibly horrific horrific. And there's no place in in the world for this let alone. Major league baseball major league baseball has definitely fallen from grace Over the course of my lifetime. And i'm only twenty years old I i love listening to the stories that my dad and my grandfather in all the people who are older than me. Tell me how baseball felt and how baseball use to matter. And unfortunately baseball doesn't matter that the way the way that it did well my dad was growing up or well the else who might be listening to the podcast while you were growing up But part of the reason is is things like this. The the covering up of these horrible situations I just going over a little bit. More Of what calloway did One mets employees Recalled he was on the phone all the time. I was like two hours before a game. Buddy are you having a meeting are having a meeting you could tell it had nothing to do with the game. It's five fifteen. Who are you texting. According to one former mets employee. Calloway earned the nickname among several people within the organization. depict mike Calloway was fired by the mets in october. Twenty nineteen his exit with the organization. Didn't have anything to do with It didn't have anything to do with sexual misconduct. It had everything to do with the fact that he wasn't winning baseball games like they expected and the two seasons he was there he only one hundred sixty three games went one hundred and sixty three in one hundred sixty won miss the playoff both years but less than a month later he was hired onto. Joe madden's pitching staff as the pitch at the coaching staff. I should say as the pitching coach and Joe maddon in spring training of last season said that callaway was very bright and with somebody who could analyze the game. Extremely well quote. There are so many things that he brings the table madden said but i think that's primarily him. He's got a nice way about him. Callaway when reach before the publication of the athletics. Last article last month said that any relationship he was involved in was consensual and that his conduct was in quote note was quote in no way intended to be disrespectful to any women. Multiple sources told the athletic. That calloway has denied any wrongdoing with the angels. When when contacted monday. Calloway responded via email quote while much of this reporting around. My behavior has been an accurate. The truth is that on multiple occasions. I have been unfaithful to my wife and for that. I'm deeply sorry. What i've done is use my position to harass. I have never done is use my position to harass or pressure women. I am confident that i have never engaged. In anything nonconsensual. I feel truly blessed that my wife and children have stuck with me as most as most personal and embarrassing details of my infidelities have been revealed. I will continue to work as hard as i can't repair the rift. Entrust that i have caused inside my family and quote in the wake of revelations about calloway's behavior under deer watch indians and mets officials have attempted to look forward and the nettie said it quote. It's his responsibility as the leader of the organization to redouble our efforts to make sure that we have safe and inclusive environment and quote. Alderson said that the mets had begun a review of our hiring process to ensure our vetting of new employees is more more thorough and comprehensive major league baseball announced that it is updating its harassment and discrimination policies. Some who lived through. Calloway lived through. Calloway's time in. Cleveland were subjected to his aggressive advances questioned. How the men were supervised or how men were you. Provide cavalry can be trusted to fix the culture l. that allowed him to operate so brazenly one cell said one former female and indians employees. Either they were too afraid to do to say anything karma or what he was doing he was doing too good of a job for them to say anything So that is the remainder of that article from the athletic It was definitely a a deep article and understand if If you were or if you may not like that part of the of the podcast I i completely understand. And i'm probably as angry as as anybody I mean i obviously have D- perspective and i don't even begin to know or to claim to know what the women Went through when dealing with callaway. I think that the most disappointing part of of all of this at least to me. Is that major league baseball. Allowed this to happen and another incredibly disappointing aspect of this is that my favorite team The team that i looked up to growing up and have thrown my support behind Just continues to let its fan base down Obviously they traded the fan favourite and superstar francisco door to the new york mets. Just a few just a few months ago and then they are changing the name which is a which is the right thing to do From the indians to something else but this This situation definitely takes the cake with a especially with what terry francona son said That his dad just doesn't get what was wrong about some of these situations and And this is a little bit. I mean this is. This is a tough situation for for a lot of people. I i know of a couple of people inside the indians organization. And they're not they're definitely going to have to deal with this in in some form or fashion I am honestly i. I'm i'm kind of at a loss for words at the moment just because i know that it is such a a difficult situation to be in. I think that the. I think that francona is gone. I think vat anonymity is gone. I think that the General manager mike. Sure off is gone and i think that there is going to be a major calling to get the dolans out of of major league baseball but lake a lot of people in this but like a lot of those that are involved in. The story have said that they don't necessarily that. It is a a cleveland indian issue. Only if they they tend to say that it is a It's it's a major league baseball issue and Lake terry francona son said That until That until there's a third party That actually takes care of situations like these. That doesn't have an that that their entire that there is higher goal. This third party organizations entire goal is is solely to protect those people. I don't think that anything is going to be able to change Which i mean. Obviously i think that the Obviously i think that while this is a very tough situation that everybody in the cleveland organization needs to that that knew about this and did nothing needs to be. Let go Anybody who was with the mets orgnization. Who knew about this needs to be. Let go anybody. Who's who knows about any anything like this going on in the organization and hasn't said anything needs to be let go It's this is a tough situation for everybody. Involved and mickey callaway is the biggest one responsible for this is obviously responsible for his actions. But those who did not do anything to help these women or stop. These interactions from happening is complicit. And just as at fault there is a incredible responsibility that they have when they find out these things and it is. It is incredible to find out the lengths of how far major league baseball in the cleveland. Indians were willing to go to hide something like this And and the fact that they were so that the fact the organization of the cleveland indians was not forthcoming to this to the mets Is is also just as horrific the the idea that they did not and would not share the any any information regarding this as a As as a disclosure is just the is is just the sickest thing in in the world that you can that that that could could be going on a major league baseball at the moment I think that the dolans need to to you. Sell the team to to to a person that is going to respect the the players the the women that could be put in these situations maybe even the potential men that could be put in these situations and especially the fans i think that the dolans consistently disrespect the fans And and this situation is like i said just a few minutes ago. It's it takes. It's the icing on the cake. It takes the it takes everything away from the fans it gives it gives those that were supporters of this organization. It is a slap in the face to say the least That they would allow this to go on. It is the the biggest. fu to a loyal fan base. That i have. I have seen in in my lifetime and i just think that i mean honestly i'm just i'm i'm shocked I'm saddened and i know that there are many people who feel similar about the about this as well and I'm obviously not in related or involved in any Major league baseball activities I've because i. I obviously work with the golden state media concepts podcast network in this. Podcast just happens to talk about major league baseball but i i would like to say that. Just i that. I i am sorry for for those that were affected and that those into those that were That were harassed. I yeah i just. I just wanted to say that i am am sorry for this situation and i'm sorry that you were put into situation by somebody of such a high ranking position and i'm sorry that you felt that you couldn't go anywhere and say anything about this And with that being said we're going to in the next segment. We're going to take it to a lighter note and go over some Major league baseball spring training stuff. And then we're gonna go over the top ten baseball players of of all time or not of all time of right now. The top say baseball players in major league baseball. So don't go anywhere. We'll be right back in just a few moments tired. Searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Now listen close and here this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching. The golden state media concepts podcast network is here. Nothing less than podcast lists with endless hours of podcast covered from news sports music fashion looking entertainment fantasy football and so much more so stop blurted around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to build that. Podcast is whatever it may be visit. Www dot jesus mc podcast dot com. Follow us on facebook and twitter and download on itunes soundcloud and google. Play this welcome back into the mcc baseball podcast So in this segment. We're just going to be going over Like some some spring training. So far spring training started on The first or excuse me started on february twenty eighth And there've been some some pretty good game so far And some some decent Statistics to look at just You know get get kinda feel of how some of the players are doing so far The astros and nationals played on march. First the astros ended up winning. obviously spring. training games. don't But houston was out hit Seven to eleven But houston ended up winning the game. Seven two six Carlos correa played didn't at two at bats went over to And then Pain you came in for One for two with with a strikeout. jose altuve played. He had a hit a walk or excuse me he went over one with a walk and scored a run Urugary oh had went over to with a strikeout And that is a also it. Looks like Myers Played as well. Jake myers of the astros played He went over to he. Got the start in centerfield As for pitching stats go for the astros Hartman got the win. Pitching for two innings. the starter for The astros nevado rodriguez Pitched two innings at the start. Didn't give up any runs On the national side Buzz ryan zimmerman played. He went one four One for one with a walk a hit and run scored And that was the only major player Or major Batter for For the nationals. To actually actually play and the nationals didn't also did not have many or any Starters throw yesterday Xi's on the i. I'm recording this on the second. The marlins played on played the astros on the twenty on february. Twenty eighth winning six one and the seven innings that they played It was a decent game. Costano pitched and got the win for the mayor for miami and And for the astros out to played in that game as well going over to and That was pretty much the only major Those are the only couple major players that that ended up playing in in that game during the war. atlanta braves and tampa bay rays Game on the twenty on february. Twenty eighth Nc say played He went over for over one with a walk. he dance be swanson also play. Dan's be went one for two with a hit a walk and a strikeout Pablo sandoval and jason kipness also played kipness went Oh four three. It looks like with a couple of strikeouts Pablo sandoval went on for three and then on the tampa bay rays side austin meadows. was the d. h. And he went one for two with a couple of rb is and runs scored as Ds played the third baseman for For the raise Yandi went one zero for one with a walk And then they mostly had Prospects and things like that playing As for pitchers it was pretty much nothing was very or no no no Big big names other than Sean nukem pitching and carl edwards junior for the atlanta braves Nukem pitched one inning gave up one. Hit one earned run to walks and strikeouts carl edwards. Junior pitched one inning striking out. One no hits or walks and then on the tampa bay pitching staff Looks like Strickland pitched and he pitched one inning giving up one run to walks and no strikeouts. And then the next game. We're going to go over was the Washington nationals and the saint louis cardinals. They ended up tying four runs. A piece The nationals had a victory bliz. Who went one for three and a couple of strikeouts trai turner also played going one for two with strikeout. Josh bell played going one for two as well With also a strikeout and a walk a couch warburg played going one for three with a hit and a board a startling castro played going one for two with a run scored and a strike out And then in the saint louis side of it matt carpenter was the starting d. h. Went over one with a walk. Paul goldschmidt played going over one with a walk as well Nolan nado also got the start going over to And didn't strike out at all but still went over to pose a day. John went over to their starting shortstop. yada molina went one for two And then They also had baiter playing in center field. He went one for two as well with strikeout Pitching wise Nobody notable for The nationals although the Saint louis pitching staff did start Jack flattery His one of their their Starting pitchers in during the regular season But yeah so so so far. A lot of guys seem to and their limited at bats. They've had most most players have had one to two at bats so far And they're they're off to what everybody expected. I mean it's very early in spring training Just getting a cup still trying to get the timing everything down The next game. I or we were going to go over is on february. Twenty eighth the indians and the reds played The indians worn five to one with Joey votto playing for the reds going to for two which is a good sign for him. Also getting an rbi. The reds are going to need. Joey votto to step up quite a bit. This season Just because they were. They made the playoffs last year. But they lost trevor. Bauer and didn't really add anything in return and because of that they're just going to be They're they're going to be a probably middle of the road team But they they have a a chance if if they can put a lot of stuff together To end up making the playoffs this year. And joey vodka's going to have to play Like joey votto of the past in. I'm not totally sure that he can do that. Just yet nicholas castanos also got the start Yet on the twenty eighth going for two with a strikeout in an were hino suarez apologize. I the head of that name but suarez went. Oh for one with a walk mike. Lose stock has also got the start. He went over to And then tucker barnhart played a little bit going for one with a walk as well and On the indian side oscar mocatta went over three. Got the star. Ben gamble the start as well A he went over to Jake bowers went over one. Mike went one for two And austin hedges got the start behind the plate going over one and as for pitchers Pity in nobody's super important for the reds pitched but brian Looks like Brian shaw is a back with the indians and he pitched a got pitched an inning. As did kristen mckenzie one of the top prospects for the indians Mackenzie went one two thirds of an inning. Giving up two hits one earned run two walks and two strikeouts. Brian shaw One inning one walk one strikeout And then the next game that we're going to be looking at is the toronto blue jays And near yankees from february. Twenty eighth and This in the blue jays had calvin visual playing shit jury. Al junior played Vladimir guerrero junior played and but Springer did not get the start in that game. it looks like and didn't play As for busy. Oh calvin went one for three with a walk or exceed one for three with a hit in an rbi Bob shit oh oh for with a run scored and two walks gurriel Looks like one for three with a walk. that's a very good start for him And then on the side of the new york yankees the yankees Had dj lemay. hugh Starting he went for to aaron judge to gleyber torres. One for two Gary sanchez over to Clint frazier over to as well and then Pitching wise nobody Super important pitched for either of these teams but the yankees Look to are looking like they're they're off to a somewhat of a slow start Jest just out of the gate as for the dodgers. The dodgers played on february twenty eighth as well. They went or they beat the athletics to one. Mookie betts played. Cory seager played austin. Barnes played Aj pollock played And then that looks like everybody. super important for the dodgers even inc including their pitching staff. Nobody super important pitched in that game. mookie betts went over to the strikeout cory seager one for two with an rbi austin barnes ofra to Aj pollock went over to as well and as for The oakland athletics Doesn't look like they played much of anybody on the twenty eighth And the in there. They ended up losing two to one now onto the mariners and padres. I spring training game. Totti's junior played. Trent grisham played. manny machado and tommy. Fam- austin myers also played And then as for pitching staff For the padres Looks like Nobody super important played but most most Pitchers pitched two innings except for markle who Looks like gave up the game. Winning run In the bottom of the ninth to the mariners Grisham one for two with an rbi. Totti's over to manny machado one for one with a walk. Tommy fam- over to and will myers went one for one with a rbi. Andrew runs scored as for the mariners. They had jerry crawford. He went over to Haniger went one for two as well with the runs scored cory seager One four one with a run scored an rbi and a walk. And then that is pretty much all of the starters for them and then moving onto the Milwaukee brewers the brewers obviously went off. Air went won the game against the white sox seventy seventy-two the brewers didn't play any of their Major major players But the white sox did play. Tim anderson as well as There i urge johan mocatta and Their first baseman Andrew andrew vaughn an pitching wise Nobody super important pitch for either of these teams just some Prospects and minor guys getting getting a little extra work. Tim anderson went one for three johann. Mine kado went over Over three And all but also scored a run. And then vaughn of went. Oh for one with a couple of walks to his credit as well And now moving on to march i. The tigers beat the yankees Excuse me the yankees beat the tigers. Nobody super vital played for either of these teams. It doesn't look like derek. Dietrich did get a little bit of Playing time early in the game for the yankees at third base Coal pitch for the yankees though as did Jameson talion And then for detroit. Nobody super Nobody super important at and played for detroit. But cole ended up going one inning. Giving up three hits and one run one walk in one. Strikeout italian One strikeout in his inning of work no hits or walks to his credit Against his credit. I should say The kansas city royals and indians played Cesar hernandez got the start at second. Jose ramirez played third From you know race. Dhec eddie and left roberto perez Behind the plate and then it left they had Excuse me in centerfield. They had bradley. Zimmer at first base they had Excuse me They had Bradley at bobby bradley who is Trying to make the team this year for the indians And then Rosario as the shortstop. Ahmed is probably going it. Ahmad reseau could potentially be the indian shortstop this year But as for the royals Junior played shortstop yesterday. But other than that. They didn't really have much in the way of their typical lineup. cesar hernandez one for two jose ramirez over two with a couple of strikeouts at one for three with an rbi from you'll rao's one for two with a strikeout and a walk. Roberto perez one for two And bradley zimmer went one for two as well Pitching wise for the indian. Shane bieber got the start. Went one and two thirds give four hits four earned runs or four runs three with one walk and three strikeouts and then also Wit green the star or didn't get the start but came in relief pitched an inning And got a strikeout. Didn't give give up any runs Indians little shaky out of the start so far specially pitching wise but every Almost it takes time for everybody to get ready in back to where they were Just the season prior which is why you don't freak out if you're a indian fan or a yankees fan when he see or hear the stats of shane. Bieber and Garrett cole just getting slaughtered but for the most part everybody who has been playing Has has been getting the right steps done if I mean for for example like Christian yelich played yet. But i'm sure but when he does start playing. I'm sure it will take a minute to get back to where he was just the season before all right so don't go anywhere y'all A little bit lighter note this segment and Coming up. I'm going to rank the top ten players in major league baseball right now just to get us get that taste out of our mouths. So don't go anywhere we'll be right back in just a minute. Want to know the latest than soccer. That listened to the golden state media. Concepts soccer podcast. Mls is the world the premier league we got. You covered the latest. Update the hottest matches and news on the league's top players. The golden state media concept soccer podcast. Listen and welcome back guys to this last segment of today's show here. We're going to be going over some or the top ten baseball players in my opinion Right now but first before we do anything before we get into that Were i wanna talk a little bit about spring training just a little bit more If you're a reds fan hundred green is making his first spring training start today or excuse me march second so yesterday Francisco earn fernando. Excuse me for netto. Totti's junior Hit a grand slam Earlier and Adam wainwright for cardinals pitched very well In his spring training debut And with that being said let's get into the rankings so at number ten i have Max sherzer now think is still one of the top ten baseball players in all of baseball just because of how good this guy is at pitching. And when when he's healthy he is One of if not the best pitchers in baseball. And that's why he has won multiple. Cy young awards. I think Degrom is probably still a little bit better. But i think if max scherzer is on i don't think anybody is necessarily better than him At number nine. I am going to put in francisco lindor now lynn door. is ranked at number ten on. Mlb dot com. But i think that and then last year he was actually ranked as number four. But lindell door was Linda for the last couple of years has been Trying to get a deal done with the cleveland indians and wasn't able to and Last year he Recently said that last year toward the end of the season the re the biggest reason that he wasn't playing up to where he used to play or where he had been playing just because he had lost the motivation to do so he just had lost the fun in playing baseball and francisco. Door is one heck of a talent one of the top baseball players in baseball. I think without a doubt and with that. I think that. I think francisco indoor can be a top five player in the bigs but i don't think he's there right now at least not what we went off of for last season At number nine. I think you gotta put or excuse. Me number eight I think he got gotta put nolan aeronautical Narrow air nado amblin door. Both were just thrown into so many trade rumors. The last few seasons They didn't they didn't have any say really in their future of with their with their former clubs air now now with the cardinals And linda obviously now with the mets And in his first in 'aeronautics i seven big league seasons. He wanted gold glove and each of those will also being an all star five times in a silver slugger four times. He's averaged in the last four seasons forty home runs or excuse me in the last five seasons forty home runs one hundred and twenty four rb is and he's the only player in Since two thousand fifteen with at least thirty home runs and one hundred. Rbi every year. And i think playing in colorado for eighty one games a year definitely helps with that in They're a higher altitude. The ball does tend to go a little bit farther but he's still a fantastic player in we. I know a lot of people were introduced him christian yelich during the world baseball classic. The last one that that was before covid Nineteen d derailed. The playing of that this this past season But at but following that. We're gonna go to number eight and were going to call garrett cole or number eric sees me our number seven at number seven garrett cole He had a dominant twenty nine thousand nine hundred season where he had over three hundred and twenty five strikeouts the most by any pitcher Since randy johnson in two thousand into any also led the cy young Yasser one sir. Excuse me finished. Second in the cy young voting that season with a two hundred or two fifty era and then signed a huge deal with the yankees and last year he continued his dominance stretch with the yankees and the yankees are probably the best team. The american league at the moment Just on paper. And if garrett cole is is able to continue being the best pitcher in the american league i think that the yankees are going to have a very fun season with him as their ace At number six. Were going to call. Anthony rendong the number six player in all of baseball rendong Help the nationals. Very very much a couple years ago. Anthony red and obviously the angels have struggled in the past trying to get a trying to build on the talent that they have with mike trout and and other players as well and because of but because of that. I think that don is is definitely up there In in the Rankings of best players In baseball now at number Excuse me at number six. I am going to put in Shane bieber now. Shane bieber is The cleveland indians ace He's the lone ace that the cleveland indians have left. just because They have sort of traded everybody away. They traded away might clovinger and trevor bauer the last few seasons but last year he went eight and one in twelve games had a one sixty three era in a whip. That was point eight seven. He's twenty five years old not even not even close to being in his prime yet and he put together one of the best seasons in baseball history in in twenty nineteen he was arguably even arguably One of the best pitchers in the american league. Where in the thirty four games. He pitched him went fifteen eight with a whip. That was just one point. Five one point. Oh five i should say. And then an era of three point two eight and so. I'm expecting him to build quite a bit on this I personally think that he is the best pitcher in the american league. The moment i think that he is better than garrett. Cole i just think garrett cole right now has a little bit more help round him. Then shane bieber but with that. Being said I think that he is arguably one of the best pitchers in baseball Now at number. Five i am going to put jacob degrom now. Degrom didn't win the cy young last year. But he was a cy young finisher and he definitely got some votes to win the cy young but he lost trevor bauer. And that's not necessarily his fault. I think that Degrom arguably had a better season than trevor bauer last year but trevor. Bauer was magnificent in his own right and was able to win the cy young Because he of his help getting the reds to the playoffs last year after a brief absence for them degrom however is Gist a fantastic player I mean he hasn't been as dominant as he has been in the past in twenty nineteen. He had a yara of to forty three going eleven and eight and Winning earn in pitching in thirty two games so he was getting a lot of time where he wasn't the number one or he or he wasn't getting a lot of help from his team and then last year he pitched in twelve games going four and two And with a whip of a point nine six and a two thirty eight yara. He is in his prime though. He's thirty two years old at the moment And is just a still a fantastic pitcher in the bigs and definitely definitely one of if not the best pitchers in major league baseball. And i put all three of those pitchers there just because of how like in these spots just because of how dominant they are but the fact that they don't play every day and make the difference every day now in the playoffs. It's a little bit different but getting to the playoffs and playing over one hundred fifty games like guys like lynn door and air. Nado do I think that there with them having to take time off in between days that they play. I think that That defensive players make a little bit more of an impact now going to number four I have mookie betts at four Mookie betts Obviously recently traded to the dodgers just last year helped trae or helped get to Win a world series for the dodgers and In twenty nine thousand nine with the red sox. He had almost six hundred plate. Appearances had on one hundred and seventy six hits and eighty rb is ninety seven walks and a hundred and thirty five runs scored and his average in that season was to ninety five and then last season it was shortened season. Obviously he only had two hundred nineteen at bats. Sixty four hits thirty nine. Rb is in twenty four walks with a to ninety two yara He is only twenty eight years old. he's just getting into his prime as well And i mean his career batting average is still above three hundred. It's three zero one. And the fact that he has three hundred and one batting average is just pretty ridiculous to me. i i. It's hard to even fathom somebody that actually still in today's age of baseball where everybody is either striking out or Getting walked it feels like Or hitting a home run. It's pretty impressive that buki bats has a career average that is over that is over Three hundred. I just think that that is just straight up amazing now at number three. I have a little bit of a surprise here. fernando tatis junior the nicknamed el nino and bevo He just signed a fourteen million or a fourteen year extension for three hundred and forty million dollars with the padres We went over that a couple of episodes ago And i went over that with y'all In twenty nineteen. He had three hundred and thirty plate. Appearances with One hundred six heads with a three seventeen. Era and last year. He struggled a little bit with only but he only had two hundred twenty four plate. Appearances with sixty two hits. Five rb is twenty seven walks and the two seventy seven average but with that being said. I think that he is still one of the top talents in major league baseball. And i think that he can I think that he is One of if not the if not he has the very he definitely has the potential to be The best player in baseball in just a few years Obviously i think when mike trout retires because i think might trout is probably the best baseball player that the world has ever seen. And i'm including ken. Griffey junior and barry bonds all of that. I think that might. Trout is just so good at everything i think. I think that he's sort of like lebron james of major league baseball where he does everything that all of the other greats have done except he does it sort of By himself in baseball is is weird. Because you can't have More circumstances go into something like winning a baseball game than it does for For winning a baseball game than it does basketball game. But that i have. I have fernando tatis there just because i think that he has the talent and the willingness and potential star power to be one of the even though he is only in his Third year in major league baseball now at number two. I have christian yelich. Now i have at sheer just because or even though that in twenty twenty he didn't have a good season. But i i think that he is a fantastic player and I think that even though he had a very rough season last year hitting only two five and the fifty eight games in two hundred plate appearances that he had last year. I think he still has a chance to get back to his. Mvp level form that he was at in two thousand eighteen and twenty nineteen where he hit three twenty six in two thousand eighteen three twenty nine and twenty nineteen and had close to or he had over one hundred and sixty hits in two thousand nine hundred over one hundred eighty hits in twenty eighteen And third and in both in those two seasons alone he had Eighty home irt. a combined. Eighty home runs which he and he only has one hundred fifty one career home runs. So i i think that he definitely has the chance to I think that he has a a chance to to be back to where he was. But i and. I don't think that fernando tatis tease junior is is there just yet but for right now obviously i think that the number one in all of baseball at least right now is is might trout. I mean He has a career. Average of three or four has over two hundred stolen bases for his career. He has three hundred and two home runs and he has only been in the league for what maybe two three four five six seven eight nine ten years including last year And last year he played in fifty three games still had seventeen home runs in the last full season that he was able to play and twenty nineteen he had hit. Had ninety. One had twenty seven Doubles forty five. Home runs He i mean it's it's ridiculous. How good he is his his ep or his on. Base percentage for his career is over four hundred and his slugging percentage for his career is almost at six hundred his obi is. Ob it's a. Ps for his career is at a thousand which is crazy crazy. Good i mean he's he's just the best player in baseball right now and anybody who tries to disagree or who tries to say somebody else i mean i i don't i don't see how that they can have how they how they can be better than might trout. Trout is just so good but thank you all for listening in today. I know that we got into some very heavy stuff earlier of in the episode. But with that being said i we had to talk. I had to talk about it. I couldn't not speak on the subject And and and go over it with you all I just wanna say thank you for listening. I know that it's pretty tough to talk about some of these things But i do want to say that I do want to say. Thank you for listening. follow us on twitter at gs mc underscore baseball Or follow me on twitter. At patrick kenny. 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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 4)

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 4)

"I think it's the summer of OJ. OJ made in America marathon, all week long on ESPN two every night and new part, part, one tonight, five PM Pacific. I can't wait to watch. Yeah. You're watching it was. Enlightening cutting edge. Yes. Could it have been this much shorter? CB lower. We'll more more. Oh, you don't want to watch it. I watch it as long as they got storylines things that the thing about stuff like that is, I'm always interested in knowing about what I don't know, in didn't understand, like, how, you know, I liked that, that stuff is intriguing to me, man, will you? When you learn about little things about how they tie everything in two way back when it first happened. I had real, no real understanding of. Okay. This is all payback from. That was I didn't get it. Yes. You learn. You like okay? Yeah. That makes sense going all the way back to the forties in the fifties. It was oh, this is not a recent phenomenon. This is decades in the making. Yes. And you know what else is the recent phenomenon? No Travis, eight fifty six keys. Doppler. Sixty two degrees right now in Downey details coming, how you can join us Friday, Raj. I want to be a party. It is international fairy day and keys. Headline is presented by sprint Cocco doodle. Do do so. The hat trick is in. Right. The hattricks in now this is my third of the weekend from the weekend, right for automobile related. This is. This is. It all stems from what started on Friday into Saturday into my tire exploding in me, not having a vehicle to get to work this morning, although ELS, e volunteer Chris to come pick me up, and I absolutely said, no. Okay. So I, I put in my over request to, and I will be billing, Dan put him out over require to send the receipt why he didn't didn't poke the hole in your tire. But I had to gear that's an expense. Record bill. Then. This a little different. Maybe maybe my tires who have all the weird tear because all the driving due to get here. Anyway. Go ahead. So. I'll put him are Uber request last night to pick me up at four forty this morning to drive me to, to work, get up. Get showered. I get changed. I get everything. My phone rings is my Lubar driver telling me that the guard gate will not let him through. That's fine. I get it. It's four some in the they don't wanna call me a wake me up. So I told him to have the Uber driver. I'll tell driver my cold. I mean the guard gate my code. So they know it's actually meal on the phone because we all have coats, you have to give and the guy. So he can't accept it over and foam, blah, blah, blah. So I will, I don't have the guard gates number stored in my phone. I don't have because I don't call down to the guard gate. Aw. I just don't there's nothing for me to call them for what's the code? He's coming to my house to pick me up. I'm having this conversation. So I'll say, why don't you hand him the phone? So I'll get on the phone with the guard. He goes to our policy is that. We can't let him in until six AM in the morning. So what are you talking about? Six AM. What are you talking about? Well we're not you know he needs to be on the list. I said, I'm telling you. I'm listening on the list now here's my code. No, I said, okay. I'll tell you what, coal black, I'll call from my phone black, it, we'll have a conversation, you can put it in the computer. I'll tell you the coat you can let him in. No. He goes around in circles. I said, look may have hold on. I gotta go to work. If you make me late in at this point, I get mad. Now. I'm getting now I'm getting angry. And so. I started to say to him, I said, you know what? Where's the supervisor and I notice he was. And when he ain't around, but he's. Clock in the morning. So he says, I'll calling hold on face. I don't know if you call it, he fakes be says, hold on any overdrive says, he's calling the supervisor and say, okay, here, he comes back to phony goes supervisor says that I can't do it policy says, I can't you can't call to the guard check and give your coat assist. Wait a minute. Hold on. You know having a coach. So what's the point I don't, I don't get it? So I went into how much money I pay. I pay this. This is. Oh, yeah. Had to. I couldn't take it anymore. That's wrong. You know who I am? It's, it's. I am a sit up pay all his money to be to be able to do what I need to do within the community. You can really tell me. I gotta go to work. I can't let him through. Give me hung up the phone so called. I called overdue pull to the side. I'm walking down. So that's a long. It's. Kosh man, I would probably say. A half a mile. Maybe this. He'll, but he'll so I'm down, you know, stark. Yeah. So now walk gotta turn on my leg. I owed he's exactly now I like because every now and then when I'm car coyotes are moving back and forward, they just move. So turtle light about fo and I walk them walking in the middle of the street and not on the sidewalk. I need a bushes. I'm looking after. Right. As I walked down. I feel better. I get down to the bottom. So. Check in. There's a that pulled up because he wants to come to gate. So I stood there. He's talking to him. And I just stood in a way between the car and the guard. Like I said, dude, seriously, you just made me walk all the way from damn house, but I didn't use damage some other words, and so he was I know I can let you about blah, blah, blah, next. He's telling me, he couldn't let the guy in. So say man, screw you. Blink. Blink blink, and I went and got in the car. So when I got in a car, I check my pockets, and this about a left my damn keys to my car because I got a car up after work right told the Uber driver turnaround. He turns around and goes back to the guard shack. The dues look over the dam. Yes, I did my cold. In a do just like he opened Kate who drive just laughing the whole way, I said, all right. A little report on you'll. Two. Phone with. Right. I was so mad, though, do say it didn't it the whole way. I'm talking to to my own driver. This is like damn gated communities. I can't stand these. I'm. I'm agitated now. Also, mad, though, man I'm like sees anytime. Somebody starts reciting the policy back at you. You know, you're gonna losing situation policy says that we're not allowed to let somebody in before six so say that's not the accident. I used my accent when there was more neutral. Lewis. I get it. It's ridiculous. Because muffle because I shouldn't even be living in that type of neighborhood. No, you should've chain in your car goes back to Friday doing. You'll see they do too much. You just doing it you doing way you don't need to do over there. Yes, in the HOA people your safety. They're doing too much. I don't like the HOA people. I've done H O S too much too much. You know why? Because it's a real life episode of desperate housewives in your life all the time. You know what I told him what it feels a damn emergency? Now what, what you're gonna tell me, I can't let them our policy says that emergency vehicles. I was so mad tall. Complain. When I go back again, do it every time you see that guy at the gate, you should remember that time. He didn't let me. I'm just gonna complain the people that I know and they'll tell him he was really. It was really. Just because but what here's the problem. The problem is nice community. You know, fortunate to live there, all all those things are great. But they do too much HOA people. You know how to your neighbors to. We have an HMO neighborhood. Yes, it's lame. They give us a letter maybe once every other week because we have a basketball hoop, it's on wheels. So we need to move it in when the kids on play basketball. I don't we'll it behind the house. Every time I leave it in the street, middle, the curb, they won't you will watch. They don't wanna see a trash cans out right longer than what they should be the basketball court or gain is opening what you, too close to get like it's too much. She's just wanna play basketball. That's it just run wild Keyshawn. Condo association. Try to dictate the, the doors that we use inside the condos inside the house. Yes. So I changed door anyway. And every time like I came home, I want to close it real quick to compete sinus, hate. They try to dictate who what you can do in your backyard, like you can't tell me what type of pool in trees up to put in my backyard just ridiculous. But that was headline of the weekend because he was alone win, and I had three different ones, but that was headline in the morning. You're listening to Caspian Los Ange. So for the third consecutive night, the dot. This. Third consecutive night third walk off home run third different rookie to do it Beatty. Did it and then Verduga did it? And then last after noon or yesterday afternoon, it should say Will Smith did it. Yes. That is correct. Travis l z to dodgers won six to three on homers by Chris Taylor. Not jock. Taylor three one dunk. When a mile in the air it continued to travel, I believe four hundred and thirty five feet crush, that is correct. And then in the bottom of the ninth a young puppy smashes, another don't wanna walk off. Three run Jack. Away in the middle of the field. There wasn't the best part. The best part of the night was a solid outing by ADA, he only pitched seven innings, he only gave up two runs. These organ is brought to you by Rex real estate. Learn why thousands are demanding more from their real estate agent and choosing Rex to buy or sell a home. Visit wrecks dot com. That's REX homes dot com. Keys, Oregon continues out key. Yes, the dodgers of back in action at the end the desert, they take on the AirAsia Diamondbacks. Tonight. Kershaw takes on the bump against Zach Grinky. Yes. But he'll be very cranky. If the dodgers smashing, like they've been doing smashing. Every dodgers are absolutely smashing everybody. I mean, the crazy thing about the, the run that they had this week and they sweep the Rockies they extend the lead in the National League West of thirteen they have a thirteen game lead. We're not to the halfway point. I mean it's just it's insane how well they're playing and they're beating the teams that they need to be. And it was the rookies and look, the Cody Bellinger has twenty five home runs. It's a great start. But it's not a shock. This is a guy that's an all star caliber player that a guide like John Peterson has twenty home runs. It's a nice little bonus. But again, it's the guy that's put up some home runs. If Justin Turner was carrying the team, of course, Seger were healthy and carrying the team whatever it's rookies it's MAC Muncie. Has twenty seven excuse me? Seventeen home runs. You've got valves, Verduga, who wasn't even supposed to be a regular contributor to this team. He's hitting walk off home. It's the depth of. Talent that they have beyond the stars. It's the it's the rank and file guys on this team that are the biggest difference because this six seventh eighth guys come up to bed. They can win the game with one swing. Well, that is very true. And they've been showing they can do that. But like you said, it's, it's unsung hero types. Right, guys that you just who was Alice Verduga. What did he come from all of a sudden? It's like, wow, every time you look up. He's doing something that Cody Bellinger, did two years ago out of nowhere all of a sudden he's just home runs and he's making great plays in a field. Whatever it is that, that's the type of play that you need from those type of guys. Now you've got these young guys like we'll Smith in a pressure cooking moment, the bottom of the ninth inning. He comes up and hits a three run Jack to win the game. I mean who would ever, I bet you if you ask him at the end of game, he would say, never dreamt of that. No they just every single night. It seems like there's another guy and it's not always a star. It's an incredibly when you go back to teams that win the. World series. We're looking last year at the Red Sox, it wasn't just that Mookie Betts is having a big day. It's a guy like Benintendi who gets a bunch of hits that you're not relieving expecting to get he's a nice player, but it's those second and third tier guys that win playoff series and the dodgers are loaded with them. Well, I mean it's a Mark of any championship team. I mean if you look at the NBA look, an NFL in the NFL is pepper with Super Bowl MVP who weren't the star. Why? Because the depth of talent and the right opportunities, and they were ready when those opportunities were there the question I have, and I think it's a question we also have is always about the bull. And because some of these Geraldo IX, that we're bragging about replacing those positions because bullpen blew the lead happened yesterday. So I'm excited over the fact that these rookies were able to dig us out, but I'm a little worried that bullpen keeps putting his back in to begin with. I don't sweat it too much there, you're going to have those every once in a while, they're gonna, they're gonna make a move or two there's going to be there. This bullpen roster will be different by the end of the next one. I don't know how radically different but they'll find a guy or even if the bullpen putting you in a situation like this, and you come out of it, that just goes to show you two depth on the offense the side of the ball that you have where you can depend on the bats to do certain things when you had a whole and they've been able to display that now for a number of game. So I'm not overly worried about that. Just because the offense aside of the plate handles his business when it needs to. Morning show with Keyshawn l z and Travis coming up next four. Hey, helps key opened his Morning Post stash egos. Remember this? Dr why you never saw white chicks Travis. That's no. It was a classic back in two thousand movie so brothers, right? Yeah. This week in two thousand four white chicks. Premiered in the box office. One was a good. Yeah. Comedy is good. Because especially if you can identify with the whole thing you really laugh, 'cause they act just people act, just like that in the movie, you know, the Hampton types, the Richie's back, just like that believable funny. Funny, because like I said, you can identify recognize recognize it and you can relate to those people in a characters people being like. Wayan brothers. Was posing as. Yeah. Right. And so, yeah, you totally identify what the type of snobby people totally. The hamp is a whole deal. It's going to be into the Hamptons. I gotta get out there. It's one of those deals where you go going. Okay. But you wouldn't be for you. Why? Because you're not it's over. What it is over the top. Over the top country. Clue could turn it up notch one. Hamptons, and my boy, pick me up and he was like, did you wear those shorts last season? And I was like, yeah, I can tell season last season, you need to go pick up on what is it? See last summer. Yes, you need to pick up some new white shorts. They have to be white white, right? Right. Why am I would just like white, right? I'm out it was it was like live ice live out there when I played for the jet. So why would you do that because that's where I was in resilience out there. See they people medically think we're in New York or New Jersey. We was way out in the hill in Long Island. So we, you know, that was one of our spots to talk me out of it all, just go to your clip. Yeah. Yeah. You don't want that a lot less. There's like a black and white store on every corner, and stuff like that black and white store. You don't know about the black and white, no black and white store. They still close. Oh, like the mall black and white. The store the store. Why would they have more than one of those because every everything out there is pink white, some sort of paisley alarmed green, it's all color. I'm out. I that's what I know for sure. Hello, polo shirts sweaters around. Popped up collar popped up, it would amount. Amount. Mickey Callaway, the manager of the Mets yesterday got into it with a reporter from New York, Newsday good. One of his players, Jason Vargas. Also got into it with a reporter threaten to knock him out the whole thing escalated, because the reporters Raskin questions about Calloway's use of his bullpen or more to the point the fact that he didn't use his closer in a five out save situation, and he kept soon because we don't use them for five outs. He's maxed out at four that kept asking him finally escalated the point where there were some f bombs traded and a quasi confrontation. It feels like this was an overreaction key. I get it that you don't like to answer the same question over and over again. But what was he doing other than saying, hey, why don't you go to your poop in what's the big deal? What could be a relationship, not a relationship a history there with this particular reporter because, as l z no, the journalists in this world will antagonize you a certain type away where a lot of people don't really just doing his job. He could be Pilcher whipping him at times. I wouldn't. I wouldn't still. No. I mean 'cause it's more. It's more type whipping him now. And in being critical of every single move that he makes all the times, and that if I'm Mickey Callaway and I'm the manager tired of it. I don't disagree. But if I'm going to be the manager of a baseball team in New York City. I mean, people are gonna ask that you can't be surprised when you blow seventeen saves and people keep asking the question. Hey, why does your bullpen suck? Why do you keep using that guy? Why didn't you use this guy? That's the job. So to get frustrated when the job becomes the job don't quite get that. Yeah. But it is the job. But it's we all have been near as professional athletes to the point where. The media starts to ask questions that they have already. They have the answers to not only that you've already answered it. So then they try to rephrase the question even though it's the same question. Right. They want to change. They wanna put the, the I in front of the it in the guy, you know, trying to trick you up and make you stop. And you catch any moment you just like you just asked me that. And I just gave you the damn answer. He's managed two hundred thirty five games. He's only one hundred and fourteen c quarter math. Went to went to find out how many games do manage, and he only one so what to do with anything. Because he's news my point. And so as a player, you're used to handle, the media certain kind of way like you. But when you're the manager of a team, you don't get to do that. And you can't run and you can't hide you have to deal with us. And if you've played two hundred thirty five games and you've only one hundred and fourteen in New York, you're going to get the business. Now, the question isn't about what the Mets are going to do. The question is, what has major league baseball going to do because they have to punish him. They yes they do. And he didn't do any managing manner was foul language. You can't you can't abuse people you're in partnership with, like that, you just simply can't in partnership, which you if you're. Media comes into this work environment. This is our job. This is part of the agreement part of the arrangement covering a major league team. You can't have managers of teams cursing. Everybody, nobody simply doing their job, if nobody puts hands on anybody else if everybody just gets emotional, and there's some profanity that goes back and forth, and I call you something you call me something, and we're yelling at each other, and then the day goes by the next day, so you know what I maybe I phrased it incorrectly. Maybe I overreacted the quit whatever it is. And everybody's just kind of like let's move on. Can't we just move on baseball have to get involved at that point, because as if no one is really upset by it at the end of the day, if it wasn't if no one was really upset about it then? Why are we still talking about it happened yesterday because that's what we do this. I mean, the guy there's confrontation we talk about it. We see what happened. And then, you know look, if this becomes something where they go back and forth every week in baseball, I'm telling you, I'm telling you carry Calloway has an issue with the reporter for some reason, he and he's not just picking out this. Do out of a lineup in saying, hey, he was the one. No. He certainly has had some issues with him to cursing in swear Ataman do all of those things and then get the player involved as well. I mean, he certainly has the context of it too. I think matters because apparently what set Calloway off was the phrase see tomorrow and city, it just all depends on, how that was delayed because if we're sucker and I'm saying, hey, the press box hotdogs. Sucker cold cold hot cold. Hot dog. Warmed soda. But if the answer was, why don't you use this guy wants us this guy? And he's just this tensions going up and up and then finally, the scrums breaking up and everybody's leaving his office, and he turns around over his shoulder and says, we'll see tomorrow then I can understand where that would be the match that gets. But if he just there done, see you tomorrow. That's nothing. But if it's. He probably says. Walk the way we in video. We need to see the video. And I know you are because the media's saying the guy reacted, I know you pro media get it. Did you ever in the moment as it's happening think to yourself, you know what I'm not going to late this because it's going to be ultimately, it's going to cost me more time and effort you just react in the Momo that's it. Cushy out if you if I felt the need to you get a earful. If you asked me something that I've answered over and over, I think that you have the answer to it, and you're just asking me to try to get on my damn nerves go here ill, earful Airfoil. But what if I'm trying to get on your nerves you just? Just. I'm gonna give you exactly what you want and everybody in the locker room. No, you're the view that. No, you're the way. Yeah. Everybody in the locker room knows that ills e is a jerk as a journalist. So now you're gonna have a hard time dealing. Finish was all know you because she's a lot better when Chris was doing, but you're gonna have a hard time dealing with Elsie one. Now ills e is gonna have issues with all of my teammates. My teammates go have my back says he can one one doesn't matter to you that Calloway was he like within the first couple of months of him being a manager for the first time. No doesn't. Maybe he's Jim. You know, and, you know, his highly guess what? You're gonna do you gonna try to exact? Yeah. One one, the America, America women's team is in action and they are one one to Spain right now. America team in action doing what playing soccer. Okay. No. I've just because that's what you would tell us explain. The people said, we're. World cup. It's not like is this, the finals knows knockout stage though? So they're in a twenty six minute. And in his one one America in Spain. Spaniel espana. They not gonna in France. I believe. Okay. Yeah. Again. Travis stepped on you. So I can't pull the drop. Just do the hotdog. Hold hotdog thing, cold Honda. Yeah. The thing you just code hot dog and a warm coke or warm soda. I have no idea what these dudes with green ten on. It was what green tint, those are the bad. Thakur to message birthday today. Happy thirty second, too messy good. The best player in the world. Yeah. Yes. Novel messy the playmaker, but it's Rinaldo messy. And then one more name more neymars on their level. Oh, it's okay. He's supposed to be by Freddie ado. What are we talking about nauseating, you clip? And I say where's he at? He was the next big thing at fourteen feet assigned him. Not replying soccer anymore. Nice to be playing soccer. He's turned out, okay? He just didn't become what we thought it was going to be a hike. Right. Then Adidas sign fourteen or something. Yeah. Can I get a birthday every ESI? Oh, I didn't know. Birthday missing. I'm sorry to hear. He's thirty two years shut the who. That was close. Happy birthday messy. Arosh your birthday is brought sheep by Jaguar Land Rover, Newport Beach Seventy-three toward the sea. Visit Land Rover Newport Beach dot com. Land Rover, above and beyond. Thomas birthday as well. I thought you're going to go full Mickey Calloway on him right there for a second. No. But he just he gets one. There's just like like a week ago. He was taint. He was fine master's master. Rosh wasn't he acted? Right. He was everything was good. Getting into some language is charged shall we say? I'm good. You don't worry about me, Betty, at his boss tamed, and what was the other one is bosses master. Could've kept going heckling. Jekyll it's a combo together. You know you get the. Which one is better looking. Aren't they twin seem like because is on the difference? I like this one looks cuter because of the way to is are shaped heavily in general. Carts. Heckling Jekyll, this sketch looks almost like this one is smiling there. It's this. That the is on the left and the is on the right ones. They're bad guys know they are troublemakers, crows loyal. Just imagine. I came up with that name for heckling Jack, I pulled out of nowhere. I, I haven't seen a heckle gentle cartoon so six years old because it's racist. Oh, god. I love this. No, I know racist either. I mean, come on watch the thirty year right there. Coincidence, that they're blackbirds. I'm not even jail birds as a kid. I didn't know that. I know they everybody in the neighborhood was jailbirds. Lil Keyshawn finally have enough of the bids and find out next on the morning show. You remember this? When Travis I do nineteen eighty-seven premiered, so space balls the Mel Brooks movie, there was a spoof of Star Wars. It. I remember as a kid loving it was on cable the other day. It doesn't hold up apart does hold up. Remember they were looking in the desert desert. Yeah. They were combing the desert l z and they had some guys some guys with actual combs. You know, you find anything anything anything having find then it had two brothers with a pick you far. We ain't found. Did you pay for your son's education? In the four years at NYU you'd think give me around them. It doesn't have to be exact. North of three north at three. Okay. So that's expensive. Right. You very expensive. And you would think for that amount of money, you learn a lot from an educational standpoint and no matter what it is in life. Sure. You know, you know some things because your dad worked hard to get it done. And his son just FaceTime him on his ipad and wanted to know how to approach a ingrown hair something. Yes. Yeah. How to take care of it. And L class you went to NYU you. There is cares. You can't hear three. You can't. You can't look that up. Everything else, damn internet up like Keith, come on, man. That was his way of saying, dad this issue. I can't say that because you know 'cause he's do. Talk to you about this in grow here on my face. Right. But you knew what you what you can't say, let's start with a major league baseball take it or shake it another person was hurt at Dodger Stadium on a foul ball yesterday. And they're going to be okay. They taking the hospital for tests. But it looks like this particular person is going to be okay. But major league baseball needs to insist that the netting run down the length of the foul lines. Take it or shake it take it. Key take it a certainly think that it needs to be netted, you know, all the way down the file all the way I would probably say, man, pretty much all the way to poll, more more or less because those ball's coming off that bat guy. When I go to the games I like to sit low. Sure I like I like to be close to the action in be able to smell the grass and, you know, I have young kids in, in sometimes when you're not paying attention. And you're, you're just kinda maybe you turn your head course, just to buy popcorn, or whatever the case may be. And that ball comes off the bat that safety's important as soil Hort. You know, we could say they're going to do it once a tragedy tragedies already happened. I mean, we've already had the accidents where people are getting hit with foul balls that are coming in at a million miles an hour. Some of the day changes have adopted it. I just don't understand. Why baseball and said, look, we're they will hockey had one terrible tragedy. A young girl was hit by a puck that went into the stands and she was unfortunate. Killed the next day virtually there was nets up around every arena in the NHL. I don't know what baseball's waiting for. I mean they don't want obscure the vision. That's. Wants you to it. Used to it. Listen, we just had a young fan jump out and run and hug up on a player. As many incidents that we've had with fans and player interaction there's a lot of baseball's kinda behind the scenes on. So it doesn't. I mean I'm not freaked out that they haven't figured out to do the nets. I'm assuming they just want to skew the vision. Well, they're gonna get sued. Next one NFL key. Cam Newton tried to pay somebody fifteen hundred dollars to switch seats with him on a flight back from France. Take it or shake it, you're taking his fifteen hundred dollars move into a new seat shake it. Oh. It from Google. Figure out who he is how much money he offer me if you want this raise it to five. I got it not a problem, you can have you can have the seat the food that come with it the blanket fire x five thousand dollars. No matter who the person was. And how much that person has that sitting probably in the same part of the plane is camp. I'm gonna just take his five. Jeez, for principle, just to do it. Fifteen hundred dollars and slipped into the person who's in charge of setting the cease to begin with do it. Do it preemptively act as spend your money more. Hey notice my tickets. Gabby sitting here and can you change for me? See I'm gonna have to ask him 'cause I usually I see Cam every year for Bossi's do sit down interviews for countdown in I saw Carolina. I see him every every every year, I'm gonna have to ask him rows, first of all do. What's class service was you fly because the bulk, typically not up front. No, no, no. Hold on when you're flying from France to the USO, US, France, overseas vice versa. The planes are bigger, the seats lay flat flat. I mean you lay like beds, the Boquet wouldn't be an issue, unless he was in some, some Brinkley to find out exactly what type of aircraft at all that he was flying air, Newark or something, I need to figure that out because usually when you fly overseas you land down, like Raja, curious, put up a poll of what, what is the amount of money that you would accept. To switch seats on because I think a lot of people are jumping on fifteen hundred. I. Forgive me to move man. Eight hours, fifteen hundred bucks hours, eight hundred good rate nine gonna be able to do it depends on where you're going back in the US. But it just seems that if you're in first class fifteen hundred dollars at any. Hit me up. All right. Matt Ryan says that the falcons have a quote, great chance to get back to the Super Bowl, the falcons in the Super Bowl next season. Ticket or shake take it. Take take take take take. We were doing that anymore. That's a very aggressive. But I would say that the falcons certainly have an opportunity to give back to the Super Bowl considering. That as long as Matt Ryan doesn't trick it off and throw picks and act like he can't play quarterback. If he reverts back to MVP Matt Ryan get back there. Then they get a chance to get back, suppo new offense coordinator coming in, in dirt cutter who's been there before. I think when you look at all the talented world Julio Jones running the nice defense they have an opportunity now. It's going to be tough within the division. And even in that division it tougher with even in the conference. So that's good though he feels like his confidence, and it'll be affects us in it'll spread throughout the team the falcons all last season. Waiting for them to click you kept waiting for them to start to play. Like we thought they're gonna play it never happened. They never looked like a good team last year. They haven't looked themselves since they coughed up Super Bowl lead. And you just wonder if they have the talent, but they just maybe second guessing themselves nonstop, and you may need to break something up in order to change that NBA. Chris Paul will be a member of the Houston Rockets when the season starts take it or shake it take it. Take take take take. Go ahead keys. We figure out how to lead that. Did it on his own? We didn't hear replay though. He didn't know what he saw and he was being used for either. I think that when you when you look at it no one's gonna take that contract on. He's still a good player. He's still wanted to top five guards in this league. Is he? Yeah. Position. Position. He's one of the top five. Better. Steph curry, okay. Dokey always been Cairo. Tuner Kyrie is better. I'm going through if the top of my head here. Let's see going down the list. Phoenix. No, sacramento. No gold. Stay Portland, who has San Antonio know Dallas. No lanta. Yeah. Maybe all right at that position maybe -sition that position. That's all I'm saying in that numbers too high on the back end the numbers high on the back end forty five million dollars on the back was eighty million in the back. Yeah. The two years. So I don't I don't wanna I don't wanna do that. But I think Houston will be stuck with them. They'll like it, they'll be happy because of what happened, the Golden State is shifted in the conference. So that's where we're at this to one more. Very quickly OB Jay had to leave New York to quote reach his full potential, take it or shake it. He had to move on. Shake it off. Seiki sake, sake Saket. I think he's he's maxed out where he is. I mean well he's been productive. He's king Satistics. What is he won't more catches for more your what do you want to get two thousand yards? He two thousand yards or you're gonna win the Super Bowl. I mean, you know, individually he's done a good job when given the opportunity now be careful what you wish for. That's all I'm gonna say. Sometimes you go to other places, and you think are they gonna get me over? They don't get the ball. You got other boss that got other players wanna touch the ball. They gotta spread so gotta be careful what you wish for taking a shake and once again, made possible by blue, you know what to do go to dot com. Get your first order free when you use promo code seven ten just five dollars shipping. B L U each dot com. Travis chew it, and do it the morning show. Federal's much better. You feel more. This is a this is what I'm talking about. You know Travis. Huey Lewis he can sing better. And Cindy Lauper. That's true. That's true. And, you know, we are the show the people we are. Right, and guess what's happening this Friday? We're going out. That's right. Join the show the people at bar, Louie, and Downey this Friday for a second annual free agency party. That's we'll be broadcasting all day long. They'll Z starting at six AM, we're going all the way to seven PM. So if you carry a win that sounds like thirteen hours of fun. That's why bar Louie is located at eight sixty Apollo way in Downey. That's off the one. Oh, five. Lakewood boulevard over there, right? Yes. Biggest benny. Biggest Benny too. That's true. Shouts out to you Tommy, but still, there will be happy hour specials starting at six AM and you can do shots with the morning show. That's right. It's going all the way latest, Sadan Osho. He'll be there. That's right. So get on our VIP lists now just text bit BIT two four zero seven zero five that's bit to four zero seven zero five and get there early Travis. I one hundred fans and attendance will receive limited edition morning show shirts don't get it twisted. The originators doing shots while live on the radio on remote. That's us. Unfortunately, you're driving. I'll give you your team player when it comes at knows not your thing but your team player and you do shots with us. That's why we love you. Thank you. Thank you. It's over. Elsie. No Kawais coming to be clipper, because they put up billboards. No. That was that was the tipping points. They just need to put up a couple of billboards and he's here. Or at least that's somebody's thinking, and I mean, I would like to have the kind of money which I can just put a pictures of people, I don't know. And. So, yeah, I, I mean I don't get it. But you know what Kawai is going to do? Something had had opportunity to do which is be wooed in free agency. I'm assuming that feels good to have a whole bunch of people say, I'm gonna give you millions of dollars. So good luck. I don't think we're going to get them. But we just the part of free free is exciting from a fan standpoint, because you're not quite sure where they're going to do. But I would imagine that Kevin Durant, and Kawhi Leonard, and Jimmy Butler, and all of these guys know exactly what they're gonna do. The doesn't open until six o'clock, I think on on Friday is officially starts, but they're not they're not picking up their phone at six. Oh, one and waiting for the offer from the clippers to come in or the Lakers or anybody else. They know what they're gonna do. Maybe go and have a meeting with somebody officially, and they roll out the red carpet for you. Maybe that feels good in the moment, but it's not gonna change your mind. I mean I don't know if they definitively know what they wanna do. They may have narrowed it down. But I think they're still doing a little bit of do Diller. Because there's still some, some things to be considered in this is a talent rich free agency class. So maybe there's two having conversations with other players to get a feel for where they're going to go, you know, ham thinking about this. What about you? What about you? Blah, blah, blah. So that could be part of it. I'm sure when the injuries came across the postseason that change a lot of calculus and math for some players. So I don't know if it's all said and done or not. You know what's weird because we're doing this, if the postseason gets factored in the NBA awards tonight. Right. Why could have had a clean sweep of a lot of this stuff. He could you could make a case for MVP pretty easily for including the postseason, you could make a case for comeback player of the year. Very easily played nine games last year. He just won the championship. He's a high level defensive player. The only thing he's not eligible for is the sixth, man. The rest of it. He could walk away with all of it wouldn't feel crazy. Oh, no. Fortunately, for him, you know, he was linked up with a couple of guys who finally showed up in big moments, you know, cow Lowry to me is, if there was a comeback, quite a year, that would be it because the way they get swept and his play during the sweep last season to where he was the seasons of huge leap, but you mentioned the awards their couple of categories that we didn't touch on one is the most improved player pass cassia com. Okay. If he doesn't perform the way that he does. He was great is, is calorie champion champion. I think that I agree with you de ngelo Russell and Darren FOX stand Gelo, DeAnne Dangelo of a part of it is, is because he was starting where he was starting like you would expect somebody like Seok him to make a leap or Darren for deer FOX pretty high, too. But the Angelo was the second pick in the draft like, okay, let's see it, and it really didn't happen that it finally popped this year for him. I I would like to see him when I think he's going to win it because the all star game for my money Pasco Siaka should get it. And then. NBA coach of the year. Now wrote a piece for the LA times few months ago that said that this should be a war, but he also got Mike Malonga, Denver and Mike. But in dozer buttonholes are thank you. You're welcome. I don't pay much attention walkie. Well best record in the league. If you're if you have the best record in the league, the coach of the year is on your radar it's going to by the way, Nick nurse took that team. The championship was an assistant somewhere else. Remember the criticism fired? Casey myself included, I wouldn't more. Do you want him to do? He just couldn't get, you know the LeBron factor. But I guess they were right. Komo Leonard helped the Brian. Exactly why that one to coach. You're on top of it. It's time for the classic bit of the day of the day that bit at the day, the bit of the day is driven by foreign Burg Los Angeles on the sunset strip. Good morning. What's up? Hey man with man. Hey, call your boy, he said that Tina he's not seventeen whole continent, but it isn't the same continent in America. It's at the end of the content of so. He's, he's very accurate. With fact checking but but today he dropped he dropped. Oh, yeah. They're seven continents. Right. Yes. Can we list? Give me list, the continents, would you like me to do it blonde. I can in one, okay? No. Yeah. You have a wool met with you. I am a married, man. I knew that America is a continent. That south continent. Yes. Yes. No, no. It's part of America, Central America North America, which is Canada Central America. Its own doors Rica, blah, blah, blah. In South America is where Japan's actress. Just so I, I can understand this. You're telling me that everything from Canada down to the southern tip of Chile is the same thing. It's the same thing. In fact. Pena's. That's what the south pole is at the end of the south ball. America. We're looking at a map right now. Drop us. It's at the end with Chile at the end of man of America America at the same company. No. We're North America. Yeah. We are part of the, the competent, which is noisy. We're getting nowhere. Vick became a drop. South america. The day of the bits August. Yes. Porn Berg, Los Angeles on the sunset. Strip brings us a bit of the day every morning to rep official visit horned burglars. Angeles dot com and Rover above and beyond you like it. No. You like it wet. You're listening to the Caspian Los Angeles. Listen to back back to that, again, I'm more frustrated now than it was in the moment. I, I just doesn't make less than a find him. And give him a hug in a book. Betty falls down a lot. It's his head. 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HR 3: Another Disturbing Story in Baseball

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HR 3: Another Disturbing Story in Baseball

"Like yeah that was a fine moment. That's the kind of thing that gets us. The southern california sports broadcasters hall of fame induction. John right there by the way. How did that moment for you. It into southern california sports broadcasters hall of fame. What hasn't happened yet. Well they told us we're getting in. Yeah i actually. I think that's a big deal. I want a trophy for that. You'll probably get something. yeah nice. Ooh nice i need it. You know a minute for the awards. John awards yes everywhere all right so right now. We're doing a big game part of this week. The ultimate big game party. We are giving away that includes a fifty dollar gift card to pizza hut. A bunch of coors light and a chance to win a sixty five inch l. g. Four k smart tv from our friends at moore video in westwood. We'll give that away on friday. It's coors light super weak and john you have the players lined up yet. The first step is william in hunga. William you're on seven ten. Espn what's up. William guys doing man. I'm doing wonderful how you guys doing. Everything is great. Are you kidding me. It's a great day all right so here we go. It'll be more awesome sunday. trust me. yeah it'd be fun. it'd be fun who you rooting for. Kansas city man goes. I think it's going to be a good day for you. All right here we go. The most combined yards in super bowl came in the twenty eighteen game philly versus new england. How many total combined yards were generated in that game total offense super bowl in two thousand eighteen and three hundred ninety three hundred nine. Hey here's the eric in culver city. Hey eric your at seven ten. Espn what's up ballot. Some and how many arts shot hundred and twenty seven twenty get. Here's floyd in lapointe. Hey floyd there yes. I am brothers. All right how many total yards in the super bowl between the eagles patriots. You know what. I remember back. I'm looking at probably looking at about nine. Hundred eighty six yards nine hundred eighty six and the last guy joshua in santa clarita. Hey joshua hey doing we're doing good man. How many total yards in the super bowl between the eagles and the patriots One thousand one hundred and their loved one hundred and thirty may who wins. I think i totally screwed up this game. Oh no and. I think i totally screwed up. This game would how because i've got the wrong number and that was one teams total yards. Well we we still. We still look it up though really quick here hand. Yeah look it up. Standby place very. We just heard what a smooth broadcaster i can be and this is another one. I immediately thought i'm totally wrong. Lindsay can you get the actual number two most total yards and a super bowl. It's most points. Most passing yards rushing yards passing tests. The this is an all time low game. Wow you're going to be banned. Just ask him the other question but mace. I've got it good. Add these two numbers up. Okay yup six hundred thirteen yup and five hundred thirty eight okay. The answer is eleven hundred and fifty one. Didn't somebody gets like eleven. Forty eleven twenty eric. Guest eleven twenty eric's winner eric. Sure winner congratulations are contact lot. Fly long way to get their long way to get their eric. You get the pizza at gift card you get the coors light and you qualify to win the sixty eight inch big-screen tv from isaac at mirror and we thank our friends at coors light super week seven ten. Espn presented by coors light experience. The first big game add that only runs in your dreams. Check it out. Of course big game dream dot com was an excellent game. I have to john. Why don't you do the games tomorrow. Okay good idea. That's that was killed literally killed the segment literally killed it. And i'm gonna take the five hundred dollar fine. This is the worst show the week. Okay good you deserve at least a five hundred dollar show the week. Five hundred dollar fine and what was worse that when mason's just now gained blunder or yesterday i think it should be five hundred a piece the five hundred piece okay. I'm giving up thousand thousand dollars. I deserve it for both of those. All right. so let's let's take a sharp left turn on. There is an ugly story floating around today involving the angels pitching coach. Go ahead okay. So this was reported last night. Pay the athletic. Mickey callaway is currently the pitching coach for the angels. He's been suspended and the reason. Why is five. Women have accused him of lewd behavior. All of these women are in the media so this is very similar to the story that got jeered porter fired as the gm of the mets last week. The story from the athletic is very detailed. And i'll just read from part of the story. It says calloway aggressively pursued at least five women who work in sports media sending three of them inappropriate photographs and asking one of them to send nude photos in return. He sent them unsolicited electronic messages and regularly commented on their appearance in a manner that made them uncomfortable. In one instance thrust his crotch near the face of a reporter as she interviewed him in another. He told one of the women that if she got drunk with him. He chair information about the mets that one paragraph and i would encourage people who are interested in the story to go to the athletic and read it. If you hear that one paragraph you think well this guy. It's going to be like jared porter. He'll be fired today. Yeah he has not been fired today. And the reason for that is that in california and i don't know if this is different than in new york but in california you are entitled if you claim that you didn't do these things and he does claim that he didn't do it right then. You're entitled to an investigation before they can fire you so He since calloway has denied all wrongdoing that under california labor law. He's entitled to an investigation before he has terminated so the angels have suspended him so he ended up the team's not meeting right now anyway so we don't know when the baseball season's going though but mickey callaway is probably not going to be the pitching coach. The they're probably be some due process here and then they'll eventually fire him and the angels won't have a lot of time to go out and find a new pitching coach. We don't even know when the baseball season is going to start right. Baseball players union wants to start at the normal time. The owners want it to be pushed forward a month so spring training and march as opposed february players wanted to start in february on time. And there's a big disagreement go figure a big disagreement between the players and the owners in major league baseball right so we don't know when the baseball season going to start but back to this. Calloway story It is what i've learned. And what i learned in when we reported that cheered porter story is this is. This goes on with all sorts of female reporters in all sorts of sports. And i. there's no other way to handle this then to develop zero-tolerance people aren't getting it. I can't imagine ever sending a what was it. That porter sent forty one unanswered techs. And now this guy. Mickey callaway desert to five different female reporters. The these people are trying to do their jobs. What are what are you not getting here. I think anybody who did with jared porter did or what mickey calloway did meets professional help. They need it. Didn't need to go to a psychiatrist. And and so. You agree by the way this investigation. That means you're trying to dot. Every i and cross every t they wanna make sure they've got a rock solid case. Get all the evidence together all of it together and say here's the case why you're getting fired. He suspended he ultimately will be fired. There's no way am if this story is one hundred percent accurate. We have no reason to believe it. Isn't it seems very well sourced but i mean you're you are innocent until proven guilty in this world so he should have a chance now but wait. Wait what if you look at the story. And there's proof of the phone and it says in the story lays it all out like the in this story itself there's proof of screenshots of these text messages and appropriate text messages and they said that they saw the lincoln messages and they saw the emails. I mean just from our point of view without doing any type of investigation. Don't you think that that right. There is enough to be like okay. There's plenty of proof here to show that at least you know. But you've gotta your own investigation. You can't say all right. The athletic to the investigation. Let's run with this because right now. It's the athletic versus mickey callaway. Calloway's denying it didn't happen but can't the angels say we don't want somebody that's being accused of that by multiple people on our team whether it all you got gotta be careful if you fire somebody for 'cause they and somehow this is wrong but if it's just a moral thing it's a character clause like the you know like the whole thing he's going but he's going to be fired he's going to fire all they want is to say here's the case. Here's all the pins. Mickey lewd deny it yet lindsay wing differences and make if they've suspended him now and they're in. The plan is to fire him as soon as they carry out this investigation. So he's not around the team. He's not employees he suspended. He's out the bad look for them not to just fire them right off the bat because like saying that they need to have an investigation is basically saying that you know there. There's if they're prolonging the inevitable like you guys say like that's what they're doing basically what the difference that they fire him today or in two weeks because of as again. My question is if he's a pitching coach. I'm assuming since he's part of professional baseball organization. There's some type of moral clause in there where you know if you get a dui or if you do this or you the only source of this is the athletic right but if it's just a moral thing then can't they say the fact that there's there's published text message saying he's saying it didn't happen. Yeah what if. he says. The text messages aren't his. He is claiming it didn't happen. The athletic reading the story. I think he's dead man walking because they need to figure this out drama grand isle but lindsay. The reason they they can't fire him like today at three. Oh nine is because then his lawyers can come back and say you guys into a real investigation you gave to the media. And so if they take. I don't think somebody in his position should be suing anybody for getting fired after being that but again he denies it once. It's proved once bay major league baseball. And the angels get these text messages in their own hands and show them to make you callaway and say you're i mean if if it's true you're lying then you fire him and by the way. Here's his response. They're already out looking for a pitching coach. Lizzy here's his response to the article from the athletic quote rather than rush to respond to these general allegations of which i've just been made aware. I look forward to an opportunity to provide more specific responses. Any relationship in which i was engaged has been consensual and my conduct was in no way intended to be disrespectful to any woman involved. I am married and my wife has been made aware of these general allegations and quote. So if you've got an employee that enjo- madden's work with mickey calloway for a long time you would assume they like each other if madden who's boss says in callaway comes to them and says i didn't do this i'm being set up this madden's only recourse to say all right. You're suspended don't come in. We are going to investigate. And we'll let you know. We find out. I i'm not gonna kill the angels for that. I think they're what they need. Lawyer would tell him to do now. I read the article. I think the article is well. Sourced inaccurate britney jerus- one of the writers of the article. The athletic has done work in other areas on this and has talked openly about the fact that she's she worked for. Mlb dot com. She was the beat writer for the orioles. Beat writer for the nationals. I mean she's been down this road before. I don't think she has any reason to make any of this up. I think it's all going to be proven accurate. But if you're the angels and the guy's telling you to your face. I didn't do it. You have to at least investigate it. I don't no problem with that. But here's the thing. I think that i i'm shocked at. They say twice in this article and the articles written by two women they say this was the worst kept secret in sports that everybody knew about this. I believe that this isn't a woman problem. This is a guy problem. I mean if if if if everybody knew about this and they knew calloway was doing this. And nobody said i mean that's why we got have zero tolerance for this now because these women are getting this every day when they go to work. They're trying to do a job here. They i mean. Calloway sending a shirtless pictures of him on a tractor. Yeah yeah i mean what. What are we doing here. Yeah i discussed stuff. And by the way should never work in major league baseball again period. But i i used to say well let maybe give people a second chance. I'm just over it i am. This is disgusting low life. Where if if you're guilty. If the behavior described in this article you need to be removed from your job and get psychiatric help. Because they ever imagine if the if this was reversed i mean. There's no men that have to put. But don listen to this. This happens in our real world with regular people all the time mace. Not only that but think about this think of how many times it happened and there was no text messages there was no served in there was no photos. And it's just your word against his. It becomes the anita hill. Clarence thomas thing. Yeah you know where. It's just two people and you have to. You have to believe one of them. But i mean this to me if you read the article. Mickey callaway should not be the pitching coach of the angels and multiple reports. As you know once this investigation is over if the athletic is right. And i have no reason to doubt the athletic. He will be terminated and i don't think he'll ever work in the game of baseball again. This was a known. If it was a known thing that why would why. How is he hired in the first place. If this isn't fair question guys like that. Continue to get jobs if it's a known thing that's a fair question and also if he was doing this he's the manager of the mets is that a pervasive thing in the mets or is it a pervasive thing around all the pace because this guy also worked for the indians yeah. He did this when he worked for the indians. He did it when he worked for the mets. He's done it when he's working for the angel. Yeah and i think the words are open secret. It was an open secret that he was doing this stuff. And so why didn't anybody act. Along the way how many people were in those organizations were complicit basically knowing stuff but not asking about it not looking into it not investigating it. It's it's just like the the mets gm thing His stuff went all the way back to chicago. So there there's been an ignorance about this a will for willful ignorance about this ignoring that. It's going on allowing it to happen. And by the way being complicit in it in the end That's that's what i think is is the is the religion of takeaway. Yeah how did they let it go on what it was an open secret all right there. That was fun as a fun. One terrible terrible story. I women have got it very rough in this business in sports. In general yeah. Women have very rough in the business do is just do what and they want to do it job. I mean to put up with. This is just ridiculous. And they're great at it in their women who are just i mean seattle. It's a different job than it is for us though. Yeah it is it is. That's all right. I want to go back to a question. We had during the scoop get and i wanna hear from people on this eight seven seven seven ten. Espn lebron if you make the finals. And i believe he will this year. I believe the lakers going to the finals. It will be his tenth appearance in the nba. Finals now. Tom brady is playing in his tenth super bowl. Which feet is more impressive. Night gets really close between the two i mean. I think brady's got this crazy knack. Forgetting their lebron. If you're a an nba star you've got a disproportionate effect on your team's effectiveness on your team success. So it's amazing to go ten times. But i'm curious what john you you lean lebron because he's done it for three teams. We know that iran is the reason. Those teams are going to the finals with brady. Was it more brady or is it more check. Yeah lindsay. what do you think. I don't know i tend to think brady. I mean that in general just because it feels like it's harder to get to the super bowl. It is hard to get to the super bowl. Yes it is jose. What about you asked you a question. harder to get super bowl. Less games. i think is more violent. So i think it's harder for the okay harder for brady all right. Eight seven seven seven ten. Espn eight seven. Seven seven ten. Espn kick that around a little bit mason in ireland seven ten espn standing. By as kiki with a look at traffic kiki otherwise known as karen ill upset insurers my gosh i know don't please don't let me and with that woman okay. So we won't buy your actual name with this guy or show the rest of the thank you. That was a real. I had a really bad segment there. Oh jeez record record breaking back you know what you need what short i've been watching ted lasso. Yes short memory. You need a ten second memory. Ten second memory my god. There's these shows stick with me. Yep i was going to say instead of dwelling on the negatives focus on the positives move forward. Hey speaking of which makes you want me to you. Want me to do a song. That's right you wrote a song. Okay so This was yesterday. We had waned bryan song which was tremendous yet Huge masterpiece by the way he wayne says he sent us a jingle as well. He sent us into song form of jennifer for so we should track down the jingle. But are you challenge me now. Oh hang on. do you have it just the jingle. We just didn't use it right and it so it in by the way. So the if you weren't with us yesterday. That wayne bryant. Who is a tennis coach. Probably one of the best tennis coaches ever in the history of the world and And so his son is two sons won the gold medal. I can bobber the best tennis doubles team ever. Yeah but they're in there by the way one place keyboards guitar right and the vocals were by three kids. They're all sisters who had come through their junior tennis program. Who are also singers. That was hannah mckinney. And addie and lena mckinney and get a whole song for us and it was. It was spectacular. So you'll hear that in and out. Now hey mason did a jingle away aways back. Do we have mason's jingle. I thought it was like brilliant. Now mine is more mace in the spirit of yours but i sat down to to write a jingle and a whole song came out all right. So here's on. Here's mason's jingle mason and ireland mason and ireland in the mid days in the mid days on. Espn as great hallelujah chorus hallelujah mason and ireland or on their you. You apparently have topped everybody. No no Blobs wayne song is better than mine but mine is. You've you've ever hear the nursery rhyme frere jacka. Sure okay. so that's what mine is based on. Okay okay mason and ireland mason ireland one pm on. Espn mason does the show stoned ireland. Dozen cheat no. He's the king of game of games. Then there's lindsey. She's from cleveland but she hates. The browns especially baker whore pushes buttons any laughs at our jokes but he never wins at any of the games. That's the lineup. On the radio four every afternoon we. We do purgatory. At least we do for now but stay tuned. Big news coming. I almost forgot about kris. Morale is he's a crank but he loves bits and he's fun to golf with plessey knows music so we'll let him stay. At least he's not that the end of this song. I know it's too long. But i don't care it's bit. You've got such a knack for writing songs. Limericks and all that kind of stuff that was awesome. I literally sat down to write two lines and like twelve lines came out ten. That was awesome. Solid jagua you got that to play around with now you can mix mine. Jingle mason strangle wayne. Bryant song with mckinney sisters and bob and mike playing the instruments. This mason this is starting to turn to what we thought it would be like just generic dumb stupid jingles. Yes we love dumb stupid jingles right. Yeah that was fun. John you are. You are multi talented. You are not just the lakers got you are not just the mason irela guy. You could have a career at this as you know you have to keep lots of balls in the air in our business because you never know when one of them's going to go plop amen. Amen never know you never know. I so coming up for you john. One of the biggest stories in the world. We haven't even talked about yet really. Yeah they stories enroll. we haven't talked about. I will tell you next. Mason ireland seven ten. Espn yeah what's going on. Thank you very much for listening. Thank you very much for being out there. It is super weak on seventeen. Espn presented by cores. Light experience the first big game. Add that only runs in your dreams. Check it out at coors big game dream dot com so john one of the biggest stories in the world. We have not even addressed saturday. Night live addressed on saturday night with kate. Mckinnon whore. hey. Do you have that clip of kate. Mckinnon from saturday night live and he well. This was a great bit. I thought saturday night live top to bottom on. Saturday was really fun. Really funny on as as you know if you listen to our show. It's on that show. It's one of my favorite shows ever and kate. Mckinnon is a top five performer. All time and this is one of the few times that can remember mesa where she actually did. A skit as kate mckinnon. Yeah she played kate mckinnon and basically the premise of her skip was what still works. Because everything in this country is broke it is broken. It's backwards and one of the things she talks about. How clips us i. But one of the things she talks about is the fact that game stop stock went through the roof for no apparent reason. It was a sub reddit board. Where a bunch of registers decided. Let's run up the stock right. Okay here it is. Here's kate mckinnon. Normally a stock price reflects the company's value running. Okay two weeks ago. Game stop was valued at seventeen dollars a share and then it went to four hundred thirteen dollars a share. Would you say that reflects the kind of business game stop stores have been doing in the past two weeks games but are you good at it. not really people download other games. Now so we're kind of like. I don't know what do you call it a dying business. That's your price should have gone down but instead it went up the most. It seems like the entire system is a joke. The entire system is a joke. Been proven i i. I'll be the first one that i'm not a finance guy but it seems to me like people were killing these registers. Yeah and saying like how could you do this. How could you drive the price of gas stock up and then take the prophet. Isn't that kind of hedge. Funds have been doing forever. Totally i mean. I think i thought this is genius by guys. Hedge funds have been playing the scam games to make money for years. And now they're trying to shut down these registers who decided. Hey we're gonna run our own scam and now they're looking for something else like did you see. They're running up the price of silver now. Silver is like a five year high because they said you know. A lot of people aren't buying sober. Let's by over there. Just throwing the whole system toppling it over and i think it's frigging great. I think this is exactly what those hedge fund guys will exactly what goldman sachs and all those companies have been doing for years scheming and scamming the rest of us. Good for these guys on. read it. i assume they're young. I assume they're like kids with their robin hood app buying and trading for the first time now. The bad news is that i saw jordan belfort. Our old friend jordan belford. Yeah said this is going to be trying to catch a falling knife. Game stop is taking a dive today. So boys never was never valued at what it should have been valued at in. That's why that was the big. Yeah they just decided to run it up. Now they're getting out of it in their moving onto something else. So i think the smart thing now. I'm not a day trader. Do you ever day trade. No god no. I'd be terrible at it for a while. I was a day trader. When i lived in new york and i was chasing stocks. Remember that was the dot com boom and and you could make money really fast in the stock market but it's so much work today trade but these guys are looking at the red at messages and the running up the price of stocks and their gaming the system. And i'm completely in favor of that. Because the rich guys have been gaming the system for years right and so i found it was interesting. That people on wall street were saying this is. This is reckless and this is dangerous and i'm like well. Why wasn't it reckless and dangerous when you were doing. Yeah saw. I'm gonna keep an eye on what these guys do supposedly supposedly not only wanna say but bergman's been playing this game a little bit. He's been day trading. Yeah he's been day trading a little bit. how's he doing. I think he's doing okay. All right. I think he's done okay with weighed carefully into that dark night. I it is. It is dangerous. It's definitely dangerous either way. I don't know if we covered this earlier. But this war on. Courtside karen yeah. Did you see the athletic. Just read their tweet. Juliana carlos one of the people objected sit on instagram. That her husband chris. Carlos was cursed out by lebron james. The athletic reviewed courtside video from carlos and others. The only comment audible from james is him saying all steroid ass in other words. Lebron never said any of those things that woman juliana said she was saying and i thought about this lindsay and are actually texting about this. Last lebron knows that there's a camera in a phone in everybody's pocket. He's not gonna go over there and start calling a woman all those things that this woman said he right and i think that's probably why. She ended up apologizing because she realized that she was trying to make a lot of stuff. That could be proven. Otherwise the just went through the tape improved at all. yeah. I never believed her accusation. That lebron said stuff. I just think he's dealt with hecklers for years he does and he's he's smart. He knows there's cameras on them all the time by the way in especially now when the place was virtually empty can hear everything in here. Everything that's going on. He's not going to say something stupid. He's so self aware that he puts. I remember like when i covered in cleveland. He would put Labels or take the label off or marker over his Like gatorade bottles or whatever because he was a pepsi guy and not. You know what i mean. He didn't want to be caught drinking the wrong brand new. Somebody take a picture of it. He's a brave margaret than that knows everything that's happening on the floor. I've told the story a bunch of before that he'll call it. The other teams plays yep and the one time a coach wanted to trick him and so he made up a fake play and no point guard called the play and lebron looked at the coach and goes knock that off. I know that ain't one of your place. And he's he's two steps everybody. He's not doing that. Come yeah he's he's way too smart and that woman is way too out of control she apologize. But hey do you have a little bit of her. Instagram live rant. that she That she went on last night or early cannot fathom. How wack somebody you guys are like. I don't know about you guys but if my girl was at a game and someone was talking to me and my girl didn't stand up for me i would revaluate that relationship so for all of you saying your wife's a gold digger. Guess what if i was a gold digger. I would sit back. Environmental beeswax. And i wouldn't open my mouth but guess what i'm not a gold digger. That's my husband. I love him on. dirk him. I will us whether it's lebron james or inbound street. Hey i have a question yes. Does anyone still use. The word beeswax. Beeswax is like my grandmother. Yes as beeswax. Kinda went old school. There didn't use beeswax making a comeback. Don't think so. I hope not. I think that's her deters and hers alone. Yeah that's trademark beeswax. Yes so she apologized today. It's basically she got so much crap on social media you know fruit ranging from you're not really twenty five years old to euro gold digger and today she just back down on everything and said yeah. I'm i apologize. I was in the wrong. Sometimes people things get out of control. I regret it. She did all the things that you're supposed to do when after after something like that. So yeah she backed down completely after after. Just getting a ceu. Nami of social media criticism. John you say she got the followers and that's what she wanted. Well her she. When this all started she had fifteen thousand followers on instagram and now she has over sixty thousand after one incident so i think part of what she wanted was attention and she got it. She got it for sure. We all know her name. Courtside crazy courtside karen. I come into a game of games john. It's your game today. All right we will do that coming up next for you. So far in the month of february ireland's wants whore he has one wants and yeah or he and lindsay have yet scratch stu lantz would say all right. It is game off games time and it is john ireland's game today which is certainly rigged against me game a game sponsored by power pro plumbing and heating powerful professional affordable. It's who they are. It's in their name their our plumber and they wanna be yours to call one eight hundred five eight four forty one sixteen or visit power pro plumbing dot com. John described the game. Okay and honor of the rams training for matthew stafford. I have a matthew stafford quiz. Oh these are true or false there. Seven of these and have a tiebreaker. If we need it lindy urine. Or hey you're in the text. Nothing from john. I have no longer giving you the answers. Because you still don't even get them right all right question number. One stafford ended up having a great rookie season. He tied peyton. Manning's then record for most passing touchdowns by a rookie twenty six and was named the pepsi. Nfl rookie of the year lindsay. Is that true or false true. I'll say true. Mace one hundred percent. True all false. That was russell wilson and nobody on the board yet. All right number. Two stafford is one of only eight quarterbacks. Nfl history to throw for more than five thousand yards in a season. And he's the only one of the eight to do it more than once. He's done it twice as true or false false. Mace hundred percent true lindy earn against true horror. Hey on the board. It's called threes is the only one stafford is one of the eight but drew brees is the only one to do it more than once breezes denic five time all right points for being really certain about it and saying one hundred percent. We'll see stick with that strategy. Pays off for all right. This one's coming to you. I stafford ranks in the top twenty. All time in pass attempts completions passing yards and passing touchdowns and he makes third all time in passing yards per game. True or false. I think your second me. I say false. All right lindy true horror. Hey break detail. I'll say falsely it's true lindsay gets the point that is i ask the effort very well. Mace's oh for three. But you've got four more mace. You're only down one. It's lindsey one one and mace yet to scratch all right lindsay back to you stafford holds. Nfl records for most td passes in consecutive games twelve and most career five hundred yard passing games lindsay true or false and i say true true mace. I'm gonna say false mesa it's been ghastly serger. That old ice all right. This is close now one to one to one. And this one's going to hor. Hey when the lion sign stafford to a five year one hundred and thirty five million dollar extension in two thousand nineteen his annual salary of a little more than twenty seven million made him the highest paid player in the nfl. At the exact same time clayton kershaw was already making thirty. Three million with the dodgers. Meaning that the too high school teammates were the highest paid players in their respective sports at the exact same time true or false i'l say voss okay mace. I know kershaw was making thirty minutes as true. All right lindsay. i'm gonna ask true. Lindsay and mason appoint. Georgie stayed away. It was one hundred percent true all right. Now it's lindsey to one eight lindsay s to know that's to mace has to and jorges has one more left. Okay mace. this one's going to you. In twenty fifteen stafford became the first quarterback in nfl history to complete sixty percent or more of his passes in all sixteen games. True or false. I'm gonna say false all right lindsay true whore. Hey true it is true. The takes the lead and jorges stays alive. Repeat that stat about matthew stafford in two thousand fifteen. He became the first quarterback in nfl history to complete sixty percent or more of his passes in all sixteen. I think it's been done. That percentage of have gone up over the years. So i think it's been done since then but he was the first. Okay here's the last one in lindsay. You have the lead to. You have to go first. Korean makes you guys are one back okay. Lindsay at highland park high school in dallas stafford pass for eleven thousand four hundred sixteen yards with one hundred and fifty seven passing touchdowns and rushed for two thousand yards with twenty seven rushing touchdowns. He was also a standout basketball player and was named first team. All state at point guard his senior year. Is that true or false lindsay. Well i answered every single question with true. And i'm in the lead so i'm going to continue that true okay whore. Hey i'm willing. I'll say true eighty. We had no way to catcher unless mace to or fall. I i don't think it's right. But i'll go false. You're right to go that we did rigor play or hey you are a more. What are you doing at one. Way to go and lindsay. That's like somebody handing you a fumble and you're refusing to pick it up all right here. We go boy. This is a tiebreaker between lindsay in. Mace this matt stafford threw twenty six. Td passes for the lions in sixteen games. What is the highest number of td passes. Stafford is thrown in any one season his career closest without going over lindsay. Okay how many touchdown passes did matthew stafford. Having one season that was the most he ever had in one year for example this year he threw twenty six. It's not twenty six. It's more than that. But what individual season did stafford have the most. How many did he have in his best season. Close to that going over. What do you think lindsay. I'm gonna guess twenty nine twenty nine or thirty. I will win with thirty. You will win with thirty. The answer is forty one through. Japanese won't cheering. I was doing for one. Yes and now you will look at. This show is less of a disaster because you one game a game. It's far less of a disaster. Yes every day is a day. When i wouldn't game of games and so now it's lindsey one john one whore. Hey one mason one writer. Linda has doesn't add one you lindsay has yet to scratch tomorrow. Lindsay game right. Yep okay all right. Awesome and from now on. John is going to handle the s- the super bowl games. That is an excellent choice. Yeah because we are giving away the ultimate big game party this week and it's a chance to win a fifty dollar pizza hut gift card. Some coors light beer you qualify to win a sixty five inch l. g. Four k smart tv from our friends at moore audio video and westwood were given that away on friday. We will have a chance for you to win and qualify tomorrow super weak on seventeen. Espn presented by cores. Light experienced the first big game. Add that only runs in your dreams. Check it out at corpse. Big game dream dot com i. It's time ladies and gentlemen. Throw it to purgatory. Why am i alone here. Are you with me ho i. Bergen dory's coming next baseline ireland seventeen. Espn mesa wins. You know what. I think i totally screwed up this game. Yeah worst so far. It can't get worse. I was going to say you got three days to top it. It's early purgatory time. Jorge sedano l z granderson with us. What's up guys. Hey hey hey guys. Tipping off at four thirty clippers at brooklyn l. z. Who wins that game clippers. George you agree. Yeah i think so. I think the clippers are rolling right. Now they they. They look like a different team under tight lou. They're very much a business like team. And they've got real chemistry and real offense this year. What's interesting is brooklyn asked me. Well i was. I was gonna well you. You don't like brooklyn's talk to wait a minute hours. You asked you ask george and then you totally skipped over me. What makes you hate both these teams so you have to say something nice about one of them. I don't think you'll take either one who's who wins. I'll i'll take brooklyn for the win. I i'm actually. I'm actually with mason. I think that brooklyn is sick of hearing. How they they're gonna outscore. The clippers fifty-one one. Forty nine i pretty. That will be the score. That's very like rivers can score I don't think they can score one hundred fifty points. Why not the plan. The nets avenue. All bets are off because they'll play any defense at all right. It's actually worse than i thought you know. I made a joke when a trade happened with harden and the job was basically you can tell how defensive minded the team will be based upon the size of the deeds as you go. Is that lv route as roofers really. Don't want you walking on his block. He's the he's the he's the less refined one cat. Rufus casper stick when he drinks his water bowl. Casper were bark at you if you start walking up towards the house like you need to be making an aggressive move. Rufus just don't want you in the building okay. So l z. Going back to talking about this game. Now i will say this about. I don't know who's going to win tonight. I i'm i'm leaning brooklyn but we'll see one thing that i'm curious if this is the same for you guys one thing that laker fans don't love to hear but it's true. Is that these. George alerted to it. These clippers are not likely to fold up like last year's clippers. This is a real contender in the west. I think this clippers team is better than the one a year ago. Just assume because the clippers have always clipped that they're gonna clip again this year. Yeah i mean. I think something will go wrong here you know. Essentially the only flip on this team is serge ibaka for mantras herrell otherwise. It's the same team now. They're playing with a little bit more. Earl i disagree i disagree. Nick has been really good for them. Yeah listen to shut up up so you think this year's team is better. George yes. I do think they're better. I think that there is there a better roster. I think it's better coached You know because it's not just tie like ties. Excellent obviously what he does and as i mentioned very businesslike like he's a really good offensive coach but they've got a better staff. I think than doc had last year. They've got chauncey on that staff. They have tide took the job he said. You're listening to caspian los angeles. Jack was the guy with the nets last year. The head coach. I forget his name now. Kenny atkinson kenny. Atkinson is on that on that staff. They have a really good staff so last night. When i stood up the same players better players saint play. I'm gonna end up clipping again. Because paul george on the team. Yes you look at this. This is what you guys. This is what we do. We live to regret these moments. Because eventually paul george is gonna have a good playoff like that's going to happen at some point not that good. You're not that good a player. And then barry bonds i'm not saying he's very bonds but i'm saying like even the great barry bonds had heroin came around and you think people got it in some people don't when but i got the most but i don't think he's one of those maze like i. I know you're gonna tell me was brazilian years ago six seven years ago but i saw him go like and be the best player on a team that went to the eastern conference finals as a kid. Like i saw that okay so like i. i don't think that's just. I think that sometimes you can get in your own head a little bit sure. But i think that there's some of that but i think the bigger issue last year was they treated the whole regular season with disrespect. Yeah they treat it like it was an exhibition season and you have to build real habits during the regular season. I just have a hard time. And i agree with you. He was a very good player when he was younger But things happen when you get older. Sometimes you get better sometimes regress and sometimes you let things get your head which can impact your game and i think paul george has shown to be the ladder. This is the reason why everywhere he's been since he's left. Indiana has ended in disappointment because he has positioned himself to be a franchise player and yet he has been unable to actually do franchise player things even when that team went to the eastern conference final. We were discovering who he was. There weren't the expectations that he's supposed to be something but since those expectations have arrived we have seen him. Dissipating crucial moments in the postseason. So until that changes. George your point. I'm just gonna assume to do that. We've been watching dude who he is. I m let me let me last night. i was hanging out with my friend granddaddy purple. Oh gee you know i'm familiar. Yes great great guy. And i get a trade offer in our fantasy basketball league from jorge sedano and quickly. I accepted so john. I want you to tell me who wins this trade. Okay i get chris. Paul gary harris and karl anthony towns. He gets michael porter. Jr. boy on bogdonovich and fred bandleader. You mean to be honest. Macer busiest george police. You know. we didn't yeah he did. How okay number. One karl. Anthony towns has played. What george about five games on the backlash road. Gary harris eats harris. Just throwing the nuggets. He's a non factor. I like c. Three c. Three's the one guy that made me think about doing this trade so you would not want any part of karl. Anthony towns all No i like. Karl anthony towns but minnesota is terrible. He has somebody's gotta get the stats. Somebody who's got to think he has injuries. He's been through a ton a personal tragedy this year. I think that they're just not gonna make him play unless you really wants to. And they're not in the playoff hunt. I think he's going to miss a ton of games. I don't john because he wouldn't be on the road trip with them right now. Well has he played nobody. No he's startled the road trip tonight. I may i think. I think if we look back at this at this trade in three months that and it's everything right points assists rebounds all steel blocks and by the way georgia's team all shoots threes. Cat doesn't really shoot very many anymore. Gary harris doesn't play enough and c. p. three is a distributor. So george gets all the threes i liked. What do you think l z. I like saddam team better in that deal. Who got my component. Here is it i saddam any fred vanfleet. Who eats i now in toronto saddam. I was getting the best of this deal. You're getting billboards calls you. You do not answer. The phone knows that you stop that. They're doing this on purpose. You're getting my first and second round picks in the fantasy draft. There's a reason sodano made a trade of his first and second round picks. His team sucks now is a team. Does suck out the thing about his players. Is there all players that he can keep for next year right. That was the whole point. I wanna players that. I could keep which by treated to those same players. I trade it to you for a couple of other players last year and then kyrie never played at right. I think that if you think you think. I got fleeced. I don't too which is why you keep asking us. Yeah if you add up the numbers so far this year wins that deal in project farther out then he really wins it. There's no way to spin it that you want. Did you call michael jordan before making move advice. George a few police me. I am the alliances over you. Your age of the alliance. Mace if call it. Why would he go on a road trip just to hang out. Yeah i think karl anthony. He's just got cova protocol. He's gonna be okay. He's going to give you twenty five and twelve every night and he does shoot. Three's nine of them a game. But i how many games is coffee. Towns played this year that many because he's had cove it so you said that it makes it more attractive sound like a it's not like a hamstring or an achilles an audit like that was like it wasn't that big a deal and then he got cove it. Yeah i don't think he'd he's anything to get overly excited about. Mace isn't the first player number position. Did he was ranked preseason number four. Okay that is legitimately great player. Dave played twenty games. He's played four. Yeah but he's just in cova protocol. Okay george i'm telling you i'm gonna kill you if this goes wrong and by the way at least we have it on tape. The number the number one pick in the draft anthony edwards in his minutes are going up every game. Karl anthony towns is going to be in the back of the line. Russell give it to answer the words you actually said i am. Everybody's asking me about carl. Everybody's everyone flees mazlan. No like what is play last georgia's in last place. So why do you think he made a deal with you because he's looking for keepers. I'm in fifth place in the. I'm looking for keepers mason fifties. One out of the money if call it causes it to the town's going crispell sound like thirty two and eight last night and call it. Three towns is a top five fantasy player. Okay george yes if you if you kill me like you did. Last year with gordon dragic. Two years ago with that was two years ago. Two years ago. You killed me with gordon drag it yet last you you do this again. The alliances over. I will never do a purgatory again with you. You if that's the hey. Hey george what's coming up on the big show today. What we've got a couple of things so we've got our buddy. Marc spears stop by so we'll talk some nba with him and he's got some really cool stories right now on the undefeated meena superstar meena kinds of just waltz into torch studio all the time all now now now now. They have to throw roses on the floor like in coming to america. Yes exactly that that is the case. Yes and she is the star of the network and she is still kind enough to join chelsea and i on a regular basis. She's gonna stop by to talk some football because we need. you know. we didn't even get a chance to talk about the stafford. How great is that. l z. listen. I've been trying to tell people that do doesn't even need to improve. He just he can literally show up the way he played last season. We can go to the super bowl. Yes love that attitude hashtag rambling hashtag grams house. Because she is astonishing to me how some people are viewing this. But i'm informed so. I feel very comfortable announces excellent. Excellent all right. We're up tomorrow at one o'clock make sure you're here for the we've got gigantic stuff plan. Nothing necessarily written down yet. But it's going to be an unbelievable show definitely better than today mace. I just got sued text messages from people in our league. That just said nice hall for you for him. That's pretty good sodano mace. You're getting call it chris. Paul you're going to be fine fleece me i. I'll tell you what. I was with my friend last night. Grandma g donate. didn't we do a granddaddy purple. Og bet yes. We did well ireland. Best to give me granddaddy purple. Oh gee if brooklyn misses the nba finals. Right right and grab finals. We're gonna average one hundred and fifty game. This year will get it for you. Johnson's you won't go into the actual dispensary. That's true. I have fun. Also big announcement. At five o'clock i will be low. Yeah no idea what no way. Money at four thirty we have. We've so many things. I didn't even get to that by clint gates at six o'clock to we're giving away money at four thirty so listen for your name at four thirty than big announcement at five. It is a big show. You don't wash them. I'm telling you this. Even i may have i may have at least you may see i may have. I don't know. I may have however we are owning today. Z and i own tuesday excellent. All right well. We did not. So you're you're you're you're up you're up. I see tomorrow coming up next forty the finest afternoon show in america. George l z. we're back tomorrow one.

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Hour 1: Callaway Attacks

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Hour 1: Callaway Attacks

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You see this is the kind of stuff that really just blows me away. You know the New York Mets clearly can't make news for winning baseball game. Oh, the can't do that. They can't do that, ladies and gentlemen. They gotta make headlines for all the wrong reasons, thirty seven and forty one on a season on a fast track to nowhere decent to good young talent. No doubt about that. But can't tie shoelaces straight. Dam showing gonna win anything of substance. Got a manager. Mickey Callaway that clearly looks in and over his head. Him. And Mr. Jason bog is getting into confrontation would a reporter MFN ado going off on a do having to be restrained from going after all reporter there Sean can't fight the opponent. They can't do that. But then I can fight a reporter. Who you notice story? The New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway without question his first and last job as a manager in a national major league baseball. Got into an issue with Mets beat writer Tim Healy from New York news day. Apparently. Healy had the audacity. To sit up there and say, see you tomorrow making. See you tomorrow. Mickey. Mickey Callaway obviously. Experiencing heightened levels of sensitivity these days because the New York Mets are there TV, even though I don't think that's correct. They're doing exactly what I wanna do. Exactly what I thought they would do. Exactly what I told Jeff passan. They went to. Dolor wallet Greco refuses to believe they want to. There are other, they're, they're, they're losing you wanna call that other cheaper to be underachieve and the people expect you to win who the hell express the Mets to win. Who's who are these people other than my boy, Jeff Brown on their lay who who look? Where are you? You so with us where are you at? I can't find your and I'm right here in New York City. South street, seaport. Then less than ten miles away. Thirty failed fully say stadium. Why don't the Grand Central Parkway right by fussing meadow? Laguardia airport. You know, anything about airports, construction, that's going on in this world. Laguardia's got. New York looking like it's got the worst airport in America. So it's now propo- why the Mets are right there next to them? Because they stink. What am I? What did I do you can't make news for what baseball games? So this is how you make news sweetie you tomorrow. Mickey Jonathan look at me. Is there something else that Tim Healy said that most of us are not aware of he said, see you tomorrow. Mickey. So what does Calloway the manager first time last time manager, but a New York Mets? He'll be going soon. What does make you Callaway do? Don't be a smart ass. So Callaway reportedly said to Healy as the manager kept walking under his breath and turned away from hilly, but incredibly audible Calloway called Healy and effort, we all know what that means. After about a minute Calloway walked back to Healy, and let out a stringer curse words, the mandatory reporter, not to speak like that to him, knowing he and the team are upset following the loss. Callaway made fun of the way in which he said, see you tomorrow by mimicking the reporter Calloway said Healy met the choice words, sought Cathy, and then proceeds to tell Healy shut the F up get out of my face. Get out of here. There's a gentleman as manager. Is clearly trying to get fired he'll mobile and by the way, laser gentlemen, hidden concede to you. That's no crime. He doesn't want to work for the Mets. I'm so shocked. I'm so shocked. He doesn't want to work for the Mets anymore. He's trying to get fired. Does what he's trying to try and get five so it could still get his chat for doing nothing but outside of public view rather than doing nothing any public view because the Madonna thing at least compared to the Yankees. These are not the clippers on a come up in lake ital-. This is Yankee town. And they know stepsister. I mean this is just ridiculous. It really really is. And you look at the Mets, they should be ashamed of themselves. So being in the headlines over something like this. It's embarrassing. It's a barrister, and then you bog ist and you're going to go after the reporter to because the report is looking at you, you're while you look at me while you look at me because reported thought you had something to say and you were going to say something to him. That's why. So I looked at you to give you a chance to speak in case you had something to say. Of quite short a reporter, then expect you to have to be restrained from going after him. I mean, this is unbelievable. A really really is. You got a manager who clearly looks in an over his head cursing, our reporters for saying, see you tomorrow. What does that mean? Does that mean you don't expect to be around tomorrow? Because if you're expecting to be around the as manager for the New York Mets, why would you take this our cast? Why would that be a sarcastic thing to say? I mean, this is unbelievable. It really really is. And I gotta taste up the right now. I'm not surprised because that's what. And you 'cause you gotta put two guys with attitude up in losing. Does that? It's what they have bad results. It's another thing tally to know that you deserve them because you're not that good. And your lack of excellence is all put on public display on a daily basis. It's entirely plausible. Look at the New York Mets right now. I just don't know what to say. I really really don't. But I'm not surprised I Bates coach Crenshaw a lot. Stood near the initial altercation between Callaway and Healy staring enlisting, but not getting involved no met player. Besides Vargas made any move to get involved either until Vargas had to be separated from Healy, Edwin, dear shot, Sakala column mean and get him out at the Vargas. And Healy was separated plays wanted Healy exit the club. Read it right from the article in the new York, Daily News players wanted Healy exit the clubhouse before the altercation heightened further Healy briefly spoke with Mets PR saying he didn't mean anything, by the comment before removing himself from the situation Calloway was particularly irked before he cursed it Healy during the post game interview, Mets beat writer Matt e will halt of Yahoo sports at Callaway, if he should consider using closer and Wendy s four five out situation. Calloway's response. No. Just because you think so. Absolutely not. We have a very good plan. We know what we're doing and we're going to stick to it. I can't ask you a baseball question. You the baseball manager of the New York Mets, I can't ask you a baseball. You get paid to manage the team on and author field and be the face in a spokesman for the organization on and off the field. Everywhere you go. You're the manager for the New York Mets. I don't give a damn if you go to Starbucks and get a Cup of coffee as some hot coffee spills on your pants. Got it attitude. Wouldn't the cashier somebody, it's not going to say, Mickey Callaway it's going to say New York Mets manager. Mickey callaway. You'll grown. I don't know that. You know. This kind of situation reminds me of something similar to what a referee told me about some of these NBA players. They're more interested in fighting us than they are the opponent. And that's how the Mets look in this particular situation. What a disgrace. What an absolute absolute disgrace, you're going to have to report of saying, see you tomorrow. Mickey, that's what happens. See you tomorrow, Mickey and you're accusing him being sarcastic and attaching sarcasm to it as if you know you just high insensitive sensitively that's all you want seventy seven and seventy games. The last two years respectively. Even though you want to play those two years, two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen those you're only two playoff appearances since two thousand six. The Yankees don't have a World Series to show for it. Fair enough, other than the one, they captured in two thousand nine but at least they've been in the pitcher the nets the Mets. I'm sorry, one two, three four five, six seven eight straight years nine. Ten of the last twelve years. You've been on the outside looking in. The grump Syndergaard Matt. We'll all these pitches you've had nothing to show for it. Nothing. But you gotta tutor room would a reporter as report has something to do with it. That's why you're the Mets, that's how bad you know, the Mets all, ladies and gentlemen. You don't have to call them. Any names, just call them the Mets? That in and of itself as salty. Two. They are. Is the cry. Damn Shane it. An eight say ESPN it's eight seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to the Stephen Smith show. ESPN radio ESPN news. That's subject. Number one subject. Number two. I gotta get into is NBA free agency. This is the week. As of. June thirtieth six PM eastern town free agency is open koala has already let the Toronto Raptors. No, he will exercise his option to become a free agent. That's what he will do that doesn't mean he's going to go back to Toronto. It doesn't mean he's going to leave it just means that again, he's going to be a free agent, which means he's on the open market to sign a max deal with somebody, he could get about one hundred eighty seven million Toronto. He could get about one hundred forty and change from somebody else. Ultimately, if he would Aleve Toronto is gonna cost them anywhere for forty five to fifty million dollars to go elsewhere. After having a ready cost himself about thirty million dollars to depart from San Antonio. Since he wanted to be traded out of there to end up in Toronto. Because he could have two hundred twenty one St. and ten and Tonio. That's what he could have done didn't happen that way. So now would you have a situation where because Kevin Durant is hurt? Kowa is the most attractive free agent commodity on the open market. Now, regardless of what you hear about the New York Knicks. I'm here to tell you the New York Knicks don't even believe they gotta shatter them. So it really comes down to stand in Toronto or going to LA for the clippers or the Lakers more. So the clippers then the Lakers, now if you are Kawara landed what do you wanna do? Let me give you as options. You stay in Toronto. You're a champion your deified and praised beyond reproach. By not just the city of Canada. But the country that is Toronto, you're that valuable. Okay. And you pass gas. They call the purview. That's how great koala Linnet is in there is right now after delivering the first NBA championship to the franchise. That's his situation. So you got going on. Right. But you also have going on. He likes structure likes to good organization. He's repetitions meticulous about how he goes about doing his routine. I would know that's the truth. Because every time I see him warming up and practicing and preparing himself for game. His routine is practically. I detail. Absolutely true. No way around. So since we know that about koala, let it who has that kind of structure, the Toronto Raptors do under the leadership of Jerry. But if Jerry leaves and I'm not saying that's going to happen, because it washed wizards would have to break the Bank in order for him to do it since they would have want supposedly pursuing him and Jalen rose told me this one, and he was hearing that messiah jury isn't being offered, what has reportedly been stated he's being offered. I'm here to tell watch the whizzes right now be a damn new fool, if you want to, but you better give this man the house. If that man wants to million a year and complete control a basketball operations, you give it to him, if he wants that and watch the mystics your give it to. If he wants to Bob will politicians Capitol Hill. Create that access. Ted leonsis. Politicians, the money go together. They'll listen to you. So what I'm saying is you do what you gotta do to give massad if Toronto loses massad in all likelihood, they lose kuwa-, if they keep Assad massad may end up keeping kuwa- he might pull it off. Here's my thinking, if you're Masai is it possible that you too are sitting there saying, well, I'll say if only stays, you could be using each other in that regard. That's the way to look at it. That's the way to avoid that's the way to not get around. So we got pay attention to that. That's the case for for Kowah staying in Toronto. You're already a champy you're playing with house money you delivered a champion. She been deified of the country, candidate city Toronto. Why go anywhere else with anywhere else? Here's the retort to all of that you go play LeBron. They even though they don't have money for you, and you'd have to take less or you could take all the money that the clippers have available knowing that they have every intention of keeping their team in tack, you could go the route of the clippers. Who won forty eight games last year. As an was an eight seed in eastern carpets, and you will propel them they got the richest owner in sports. They've got the greatest executive in the history of the NBA. In his ear all the time is right airmen, and Jerry West. They have a champion. A one of and a whole of fame, caliber coach in Doc Rivers. They got a organizational structure. That's first class. And even though LeBron wouldn't be your teammate. He's in town. And since you're Intel in allay, which, by the way, is quiet and it's hometown. French families. Close confidence all in area, not only is the part of your hometown. The Lakers clippers both in your hometown. But what makes it even better? Is that you'd be playing in the same city and the same arena as LeBron? So literally, you would be competing against LeBron James in a way. No one is competed against before. 'cause you're in the same city, same town with a comparable franchise. They gentleman. I got news for you. That's a big deal. And it's something I will definitely advise everybody to keep their eyes on. Kawais got options with K D down because of his achilles tear that he suffered a game five of the NBA finals. Leonard is the biggest prize in free agency. It had a say ESPN, it's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six. You are listening to the Stephen Smith show. ESPN radio ESPN news. We'll get to your phone calls. We'll continue talking about free agency will definitely get into it more about the New York Mets and their pathetic tendencies. And then some stick around touch that Dow, it's the Stephen a Smith show. ESPN radio ESPN news. By the way, that was straight talk wireless. Everything less only at WalMart. Also, you know, what never goes out of style surprising friend or loved one with a dazzling bouquet arrangement from one eight hundred flowers dot com starting at just twenty nine ninety nine to order today. Go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN. Babri kohl's. You'll seem to the Stephen a Smith show podcast. If you missed any of my opening segment, go check it out on demand. And the Stephen Smith podcast brought to you by the Capital, One save card earn four percent cashback on dining entertainment, two percent, grocery stores, and one percent on all of the purchases. Hey, hey, what's in your wallet? It eight say ESPN, it's eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Welcome back to Stephen Smith show, ESPN radio ESPN news, according to. An article on ESPN New York Mets manager. You know, got into it. I'm sorry in a story published by newsstands Sunday night. Healy the reporter that manager Tim Healy, the void that manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher just Jason Vargas had gotten into it with. He wrote a story or an article published by Newsday on Sunday night. Healy said that match chief operating officer Jeff wilpon called him quote to apologize on behalf of the organization and quote. Healy basically said he said I thought that he was leaving for the day. So I said, see you tomorrow, Mickey, and then he said, don't be a smart as I tried to tell him I didn't mean anything by it. I was just saying, I'll see you tomorrow. And then he say, get this guy out of here, and that got the attention of Jason Vargas, Vargas. They're down helium shot at him including saying, I'll knock you, the F out, bro. He eventually tried to move toward Healey, but was held back by teammates, including Carlos Gomez, and Noah Syndergaard. No punches were thrown during the incident. Healy told Newsday that Vargas, quote took a couple of step towards me. Some people said charged but charged is super strong Healy left the club house moments later. He said, we'll call him late in the evening to apologize. Quote, he stressed. The fact that I should feel comfortable being able to do my job at the ballpark that moving forward. There's no reason for me to feel uncomfortable. I appreciated that sentiment from him. Absolutely. The team. The New York Mets also issued this statement, the Mets sincerely regret the incident took place. One of our beat writers following today's game in the clubhouse, the statement said we do not condone this type of behavior for many employees, the organization has reached out on the Pali to this reporter and we'll have further discussions internally with all involved parties. Here's my point. Why should Mickey Callaway back? Let me tell you something. You do something like this. You don't want your job. I don't know this to be fact. I don't cover the Mets. I don't cover baseball. And even if I did cover baseball, I will consider it, purgatory to have to be assigned to the match. Let me be very clear about that. I know they got some young talent their bullpen Spinks third worst than baseball think, ERA is at five point two three. I'm not sure about that, though. Kobe. But I think it's around that only Washington Chicago. And Baltimore words, the Washington nationals, and the Baltimore Orioles of the only two teams in all of major league baseball with a worst Bill pin than the New York Mets who on the largest market in the United States of America, and can't seem to find anything to do, right. How do you have the starting pitchers that they've had to two years and can't find the bullpen to work with? Stink. Okay. Think Oriole stink like Doria did last year, but damage your smell them. I mean Orioles just pooped on a season but the Mets at least pass gas. They stake what they are. You've August threatening to report really, really bro. Come on, man. You got the pitch. You just do that try to win games. And it all really, really started why. Because once again, and in this regard, I'll come to callaway's defense. They're talking about. He's not the stuff he's doing is not workable, damn. When you no matter what you do with your bowl these to work because nobody's reducing. And if nobody's producing what the hell is the man supposed to do? Really? When you really think about it. You're stuck where relieving Seth Lugo during the eighth instead of going to close. Edwin DS Lugo allowed to go ahead. Three run home with Ali bias. I'll be a bias. And you gotta ask questions about that. I get it. Come on, man. You can act better than that. You're grown, man. You grow man. Period. No way around this slice it any way they want to. There's really really no way around it. Yeah. No Bizac like that. I'm not. And I'm not pretending to be some Mets aficionado again. I don't give a damn about him. I don't watch them. I really don't. But you should act. When you consider these guys it's just embarrassing. It really really is. Pete, Alonzo twenty-seven homeless. I mean this dude is just blaze in as a rookie twenty four years old. Doing things down store. Didn't even do. What are two seventy six batting average? And he got to be subjected to this. Rookies playing better than all your veterans. They Danny you lava, Stephen, what's up? Hey, man. Steven, thanks for taking my call your team you like Muhammad Ali Matt on. I don't think there reporter would have talked at the side of his mouth to you. You ask the question. I'm not saying where all what did the thing should just doing it? I think in the heat of the moment, just like they're playing Steve day and said, they're not they're not doing what they're supposed to do on the field, and he wants to take it out on that. You know, poor reporter for he or be able to take that was nonsense. Okay. So see them. What's that? He should just let that go into the next question or not just not just that I'll see you tomorrow. How what do you mean it was casting? Do you know whether it was not, you don't know? And Obama, the way what, what, what, what listen if they ask you about baseball? What's the problem? What's the problem she job? That's your job. That's what you do. Live. Books. So shame and appreciate the call, bro. Thank you so much. Let's go to hammer you live Steve what's up him? I say C before that. I just caught your him. We'll go ahead. I appreciate the pros for first time in a very little time. I hope all while time I've been a fan since nineteen eighty six. Is my condolences. Still drink. I was still drinking Similac back then man, this starts with the front office. It starts with the ownership. The terrible decision making the hiring Mickey Calloway, who was supposed to be the pitching whisper. He's done nothing. The bullpens has been garbage you guys wasted money bringing back. Yours familiar for what three three years? Thirty six million dollars. He's a bum. You got rid of him one time before there had been a reason you had going criminal kimbrel in free agency. Instead you trade for a contract for a declining Pete thinking, Edwin, who cannot do anything. Right right now. You sign Brody men wagon who is making terrible this as well. You should've got you should've got going free agency. I mean what Kyko kimbrel? I mean considering the fact that they were billable for months, you should have got one of them. I agree with you there. I really do. And by the way familiar, I mean is the are as over seven. My my, my problem. Exactly. And this is and again, having canno- I saw Jeff McNeil when he got called up last year and I fell in love with the kid immediately. The kid is batting forty. He should have been your opening day second baseman, we didn't need to know we're wasting money the wilpon doing nothing. They're not spending like they should. And they'll be investigated this years ago, after the whole Bernie Madoff thing, and they have not it's a joke. I cannot comment. I feel your furstration. I don't know if it's quite worse being a Mets fan or Nick fan, but I hear what you coming from. I really, really do. I mean is is, is hard to get around to right now could no Ben to Twenty-eight, bro. Did you know that? I did. Yeah. That's a joke. I and you know what? I'm thirty three years old. Okay. I'm in the field. I do number. I'm not a big analytics person. I'm old fashioned small I played minor league for the reds for two years about a decade ago. I couldn't make better judgment better decisions when it comes to transactions and making your way move any of these guys that they've hired over the last decade and it's just sickening. But yet, I'm still hanging on continuing to be a met, then I have my fiance, who I converted. She's when the buck I converted her into a method you did that. I know. No was she a Yankee fan says she was from the Bronx where she a Yankee fan. I thank you for calling. Even out, could you do that to her? How do take her and Turner from a Yankee fan to a Mets fan, the blasphemy you're gonna stay. I mean, do you have any idea the damage? You may have done to that wonderful young lady of yours. Do you have any idea? You might have ruined your marriage before they even happened. You realize, oh she loved the city field. I took it or game. And she hold on. Are you? Sure she still feels that way. I mean after being what she's after being subjected to what she has been subjected to in this period of all you sure, are you sure I'm one hundred and fifty percent positive. Stephen she still treat you the same. Hold on. Let me get this crate, you converted her from Janke fan to a Mets fan. She went from going to Yankee Stadium to city feel, and you're telling me in the midst of this latest Bockel. You're trying to tell me that haul behavior toward you. And her feelings for you have been either consisted or actually better than they were before, is that what you're saying? Put a ring on her figure, yet put the rain on the finger around two days. The wedding was the way it was the wedding day. The wedding day is made thirty twenty one and the ring and I'm getting your business little bit ring wasn't cheap. The ring was cheap wasn't. No, not at all. Did you you hold on woman? Now you hold on their life. Do you have any idea the value of the woman that you have? I mean for her to go to prevent a Yankee fan to a met fan being subjected to this atrocity and still still loving you the way that she does this, what all of us men dream about med. This is what it is in the world, then you hold on you. Hold on. Hamma -solutely, man. Thank you so much to take him to call. John Hermoso unlucky main ham makes shorter hamlet could get through anytime. He calls anytime Hammet cook 'cause I wanna keep my eyes John on that relationship. I wanna make sure that she could tell you to treat him the way that she's treating him because I'm not sure he deserves it. I mean sit up there and the subject his woman to this situation. I mean my God with the love the love. Eight say spirits inundate seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to a radio ESPN news back with your calls. 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I mean taco bells on a one year deal with the Boston Celtics, you know, and obviously, they have the license to, to waive him or do whatever it is that they want with him. But these on a one year deal with them this moment of time, they got gotta right to send them to the G league to taco fall is a developmental project even though he's seven six. He can't teach that. The fact that matters. He's rail thin. He's got a few things to learn. The only reason why he really resonated in our minds because he promises, Iowa wasn't gonna dunk on them. And he made sure to, to make sure that ensure that, that did not happen outside of that. That doesn't mean he's qualified to be on the NBA level. Let's not let's not disrespect development you like that. And one more thing. Do you think the Mets should go after Joe Girardi? AD Joe Girardi, we even be interested in, if you could go from the Yankees over manage, the Mets personally, and I think Joe Girardi is such a quality manager. He starts he's not somebody ever thought should have been going from the keys. I really don't believe that about Joe Giradi. So my attitude is, you know, shoot Keeble take care of him, Joe. Giradi is a hell of a manager, if the Mets were lucky enough where they could get him they try to get and right now, but I don't believe that Joe Giradi will take the Mets job. But what do I know? I've never spoken to Joe Girardi. I don't know. He might take it. I don't know. I don't good today. Thank you, appreciate it. Let's go to Ryan alive. Stephen real quick, Brian, go ahead. Thanks for having me on thirty seconds, bro. Go ahead. All right. So I was wondering, do you think the Kevin Durant is going to go wherever Kyra goes or gonna kind of venture on his own? Well, one would hope that carry will go wherever he goes than Kevin Durant recognize he's the alpha dog in all of this even from a hospital bed, because they on his level, okay? His greatest kyri is there's another level to that. 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Effectively Wild Episode 1418: Clutch, Clayton, Mickey, and More

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Effectively Wild Episode 1418: Clutch, Clayton, Mickey, and More

"Van hello and welcome to episode fourteen eighteen of effectively vile a baseball podcast from ben grasp presented by our pitching supporters ifm. The ringer joined by stan miller of e._s._p._n. Sam they've been i wrote an article this week about bryce harper and about his first season as a philly and that sort of judging on its merits and a few things have changed in the last few days but not realizing yeah yeah you always in the days after an article for the premise to hold up and because the judgment was a little complicated the fact that a whatever happened was going to also complicate it further and i wasn't even sure whether what what i wanted what i i didn't even know what i wanted to happen to support what i wrote but here's one of the key things that i wrote and i'm gonna lay it out with updated stats because i actually just have a question for you about it. Bryce harper is eighty nine in the majors in war this year at baseball reference. He is tied with louis garcia. He's tied with david fletcher go. He's tied with the fifty. Games on alvarez has played. He is sixty. I in opium plus. He is just behind omar narvaez in tim anderson in thomas palmilla stella but he is fifth in the majors in win. Probability added isn't a virtual tie for third in fact with cody bellinger freddy freeman that cluster of three you basically tied players is behind only christian yelich in might trout and so my question is very simple. It is if you had an m._v._p. Ballot would he be on it and where would he be. I was gonna start this episode by asking you is similar should not quite this question but no i don't think he would i. I think he has been extremely clutch. You wrote about it. Then he hit the grand slam the walk off grand slam that has been his signature moment as affiliate so far and craig edwards also wrote about his closeness fan graphs on friday. I think we've talked about it before in the context of award racist but it's sort of a tiebreaker for me i think more so than it is something that i would basis candidacy on or vote for someone over someone who had been way eight better in all situations context independent so what i was gonna ask you was how much you think it affects. The fens perception of the player bryce harper now has a a one twenty two w._r._c. plus. He's been hitting much better recently but if he ended here i think that would be considered disappointing danger less than what we thought he would produce in his first season as philly but because he has been so incredibly clutch and now he's had this grand slam moment and everything thing. I wonder whether he just gets a pass for that more so than he would if he had averaged clutch but the same overall stats and a assume he does to assert degree. I don't know where the line is like when obviously if you produce in the playoffs and you have those moments than that can really contribute to your legacy if you do it in a single season during the regular season if well-timed does that help because it's not something that anyone really sustains after year sure yeah it's a great question the tar to answer that it's always hard to know what the what the reaction to bryce harper in the stadium ms unless you're there all the time because there are all there are often references here and there to him being booed or too many players being booed but when you drill old down into it you can't tell sorta seems like maybe it was actually just two people who were booing him or and especially in philadelphia. It's hard to know like where the irony eragny kicks in or or maybe not the irony with self awareness kicks in in those boos i mean he certainly seems like he was genuinely late. In april <hes> bought that there's been <hes> yeah not it hasn't <hes> despite what i would consider to be a a below expectations season from him so far overall for all. That doesn't seem like there's been a lot of like sort of rejection of emmy still seems to be as far as i can tell fairly fair appreciated. Their people are gladis ladies around. Certainly yeah probably helps that. No other phillies are having really great seasons right. Maybe makes them look better by comparison right. Would we can talk about in a second but the tricky thing though is his particular brand of clutch nist. This year is a lot of sort of hidden klutziness. A ah there are a lot of situations that are like leverage of two point five or or something which is a pretty good deal pretty good situation but you don't think of it as being being super clutch so i might be like leading off. The sixth-inning in a tie game is. I don't exactly know what that is but that's like. That's a decently early on that. Probably count is high leverage in fact leading off the well. That's a let me see. Let me see what i can find your leading off. The seventh inning down one is basically like a right on the border between clutch in medium leverage <hes> and so like nobody's thinking of that as clutch. Nobody's has that in mind when is as a clutch hit or they have a very very very small subset of the actual high leverage bats that they're thinking of and harper had has in the last week has had two you huge moments in those situations one was a seventh inning homer against a high leverage reliever down by one to give a you know to to turn it into a two run lead thing everybody thinks of that they can recall that and then of course i walk off grand slam when trailing is another one and so everybody will think about that but before that he had one really high impact high visibility clutch hit in july so that is just to say that my guess is that before a week week ago this was not part of his narrative that i don't think that if you were just affiliate fan watching him you would be able to recall that this particular ratio of one split to another applied to him unless you happen to be looking at leaderboards so i don't think it probably played a great deal into his reception but now i think it might this. His last week has been pretty significant for. I think bringing that narrative into the highlight reels yeah i think so and that's probably something diffuses says some of the fan tension it depends how he ends the rest of the season how the phillies do in the wild card race but i think it helps hit. I don't know if it counts for like one clutch homer like that that sort of a signature homer. I don't know how many homers in like garbage time that equates to when it comes to fans liking you or not but it probably really helps when there's a a moment that surfaces in their head when they think of bryce harper for his first season as affiliate what did he do. He hit that big walk off grand slam and he sprinted around the basis really fast that is probably the highlight assuming that the vilis please don't like win the world series that is probably the highlight that will be replayed the most from this year that it that will be the. I don't even know what broadcasts are like anymore because i only i see that the m._l._b. Tv broadcasts which start after the broadcasters are already talking but when i was a kid <hes> certainly in when i was watching on television there would always be like <hes> like like the intro to the game there'd be like music and there'd be like highlights of the team playing and they'd be like done on a non the non phillies right and so they're usually like like the kevin mitchell catch for instance was part of that for the giants for like three years that was a particularly lasting highlight four broadcast introductory music footage and i i would say that the bryce harper for video is probably the one phillies fans will see more than any other highlight more than any other single play over the next year and to bring another other bit of banter into it. That sprint was like i it's hard to do anything with a with a trot to be honest. It's hard to do much with a trot that hasn't been done and and obviously people have sprinted before but to me that was an all time trot and i will remember that trot as one of the great moments of this baseball season no matter what happens with the phillies <hes> uh-huh and it was a beautiful home run so now i think i think that he is i i think it would take a lot to undo that goodwill now going forward and and i don't even know if he could choke hard enough over the last two years to over the last two months to really get booed again but i don't really know to answer my own question of you the <hes> which is where would i put on m._v._p. Valid if i would put him on an m._v._p. Ballot i find this a very hard question that i go back and forth on in that. I don't think i'm consistent on on necessarily year for year by year but last year i did have an m._v._p. Ballot is for some. I voted in that particular award and there were what there were seven wasn't it that they were basically seven players. Who in a typical year might have one thing and it was very hard to decide who to put where especially after you got got past trout and pets and i actually made a choice for how to incorporate win probability added which was i had seven seven players who i thought were were all qualified to be on the ballot and i replaced their offensive value in war with win probability added in war so so that is kind of like a tiebreaker but it's more than a tiebreaker i prioritize the win probability added for each of those seven but if you're not one of those seven i didn't even look at it so i i was not gonna let win. Probability added create a candidate <hes> and so that is kind of i think in the same philosophical ballpark as tiebreaker but a little bit more a little bit more grounded than that yeah that makes sense so i wanted to mention that the second best pitcher by war since at the start of july best pitcher is jacob degrom the second best pitcher this is fan graphs were is clayton kershaw and i talked about kershaw think with meg a a couple of times earlier this year and we were talking about how you know he's diminished and he's not what he was but he's still grinding it out and he's is a good solid debate average starting pitcher in it's heartening that he's been able to stay on the field after coming back from season-opening injury and maybe this is giving us. I hope that he could have a productive decline face and in his last seven starts. He has been something much closer to peak clayton kershaw. He has is a one point four yard with a just over two he striking out almost twelve batters per nine over that period. This seems to be a different guy than he was. I curve the first couple months of the season and ben clements wrote about this for fan graphs and showed what kershaw's doing differently which it seems like he has learned learned to separate his slider from his fastball more than he had been doing recently because as his fastball philosophy has diminished his slider has has come to resemble it more and more in terms of its speed and also it's movement and so he has slowed the slider down and he's made various slider adjustments over the a year's hard ciders and soft ciders but he seems to have found a differential that works even though he throws about ninety miles per hour right now and that's it's really kinda cool. There's only so much you can do at don't think this would work if he were throwing eighty and he said all throw seventy two mph brower sliders or something. I don't think you can do this indefinitely. At a certain point it stops working but he is found in adjustment that has brought him back to the peak of his powers at least for a stretch of six weeks or so which has been fun to watch and not that the dodgers needed peak kershaw back but if they have him back then that makes them even more imposing heading into the playoffs anyway it just sort of reinforces the fact that declines aren't always is when you're in that sometimes players figure something out and they get back to their former level for a little while and then they tail off again and i was just thinking that i really you don't feel at all confident in my ability to predict how players will age and declined man you can look at cohorts of players and you can try to look could comparable players and players with similar skill sets and how do they age and maybe there are some broad takeaways from that but really from pitcher to pitcher pitcher. It's so hard to predict or for hitter to hit her for that matter you might look at certain players and say oh he has this skill set and that should hold up well or he is a certain approach that should keep him productive late into his career and sometimes it's true. Sometimes it's not at all true so like zach cranky for instance. He's someone i think we thought hill age well because he's so smart about pitching and he's got all these different pitches and he's got great command and finesse and i kind of thought about the same thing about felix hernandez who has been a complete disaster because key through a ton of pitches and it looked like he would have said many ways to win and joey votto for instance is another one who i always thought oh well he'll figure out how to compensate for declining skills and maybe he did for a while but last year he kinda lost his power and now he's sort of lost everything to the point that he's a league average hitter at a certain point you just can't really compensate for the declining physical skills so very unpredictable predictable but nice when a player who think maybe has left that behind manages to get back up there at least for a little while one thing that's interesting thing about kershaw is that we started to talk about his decline in twenty seventeen even though he was second insight young voting and led the league in era up because <hes> his fifth had had had gotten much worse psyche had been a elliara elite fit guy for for years and years and then suddenly he was an elite e._r._a. Guy with with a bad fifth and there was like a a warning warning flags and then next year twenty eighteen he also had a goody are very good e._r._a. A little bit worse but a very good all right right but also you know the same fit from the before and that seemed we treated that is confirmation that he was no longer the best in the game and that he wasn't as good as he had been in probably accurately so this also is fast ball the whole time he was losing his heart right which <unk> so the test was not passing. I'm not denying that he was getting again. He was getting worse but yeah. The test in the fifth were both failing and then this year he still has the decline fastball. He still has the kind of bad fit but we have. It feels like like this process. You could argue that this process is about clayton kershaw figuring out how to adjust or you could also argue that it is simply us becoming being more comfortable with the fact that <hes> whatever he's doing right now is fit beating and maybe this is just <hes>. Maybe maybe the zoo yes. He's able to do it for right now. Over this most recent stretched the fees of this great monsters while remember your that he had a hundred and seventy two strikeouts in walked eleven pretty good so incredible. I can't believe that he didn't win the cy young not yet. It still makes me mad just because he didn't throw you know just because the only rauner forty nine innings. I'm a i'm a i'm a innings. Total doesn't matter that much in cy young voting guy you might recall from that time. He was so much better later than anybody else and to me. It doesn't matter if you're fifty innings short of the other players. It's not a value stat. It's a best pitcher stat and i i think he was the best pitcher and he met whatever minimum i need to prove that hundred and seventy two strike outs eleven walked one of them intentional the way ben by the way his fifth over the last. I don't know what stretcher looking at but his fifth over any stretch recently they're. I guess the strikeout right got rate is up a little but mostly it's just that he hasn't been allowing home runs and that's a that's a polish sample so it like he he you know he had five strikeouts five walks in a game amy at nine and so i got some three walks in game seven. I got some two oxen the game so those are three of the last six so it is not like he is doing like max. Scherzer july june june was in june june or july. I forget what was crazy month this year on any solid. He's doing that thing where yasser struck out like seventy four walked three in a month. Yeah that's true his his ex v is only three point two six so since we talked on our most recent episode about what we would miss if there were suddenly a strike in the middle of this season. I really have been thinking more and more about how much anticipating a dodgers astra's world series various. Normally i really root for anyone to make the world series of need specific matchup or not that invested in it really and i. I don't want to turn off any fans of other teams who want their teams to win but just really feels like it would be appropriate. If those teams faced each other again the season had not gonna say the season will be a letdown if it ends up being two other playoff teams and won't make me think any less of the dodgers in the astor's thursday. They don't make it but boy. It just feels right that they should face off again. They're just so good. Are you generally a root for the surprised thing to happen or for the <hes> most reflective thing to happen. I don't know i like surprises but but i also like feeling like the world is somewhat predictable so those kinds of things are kind of incompatible. I guess i like mostly predictable but at least one big surprise so in the playoffs site nothing does surprise me. It's like you almost can't surprise me if a uncertainty beats another team because they're really good teams in short series and all that so nothing really threw me for a loop when it happens in the playoffs but this year i think unless something changes in the next six weeks or so. I'm just going to be rooting for the most predictable thing to happen. Okay so last thing you before we get to some e mails jeff occasionally we would take a quote and tried to justify it or explain why it was more defensible defensible than it sounds and i wanted to see if we could do that with mickey calloway quote that got bandied about this week the famous eighty eighty five percent of our decisions go against the analytics quote which was roundly pilloried i think as the latest example of mets dysfunction that wondering literally data to like he is using analytics essentially to measure how often very well he said. I bet eighty five percent scent of our decisions go against the antics so he's got going with his gut. Yeah so the full quote yeah. I bet eighty five percent of our decisions. Go against the analytics and that's how it's always he's going to be because that is just on paper. It doesn't take into account the person as a human being how he performs in these big spots all these things that a manager looks at so you're going against analytics most of the time it can be challenging. There's a reason a lot of teams are going on analytics because it says this guy for the spot this guy for that spot. That doesn't always work. We all know that you have to understand what is going on with the player lately that has come into play so it does add a little bit of a dynamic of certain struggles or are there but that is what you have to deal with so we'll continue to try to make the best decisions we possibly can and hopefully we get performance from it. I can defend this ben all right do it. Obviously he makes thousands and thousands of decisions every week that he takes for granted because he didn't. I need to get an opinion on them but these would all be decisions that the analytics would back up for instance. He has jacob degrom start every fifth day. The analytics would definitely tell him mm start jacob degrom tonight. If you can don't start a pitcher that you just called up from double a don't pinch hit for michael conforto with with seth lugo the analytics would say that and he doesn't do it. He he sticks with the analytics on that analytics are i mean are confirming would confirm nearly all of the decisions he makes every day. There are basically just another way of looking to see. Well is the best player the best player yes and in those situations. He has not including those in his denominator in his total pool because they're not the edge cases. They're not the ones where you're really having to consult a second party now. We can say that. Let's say say that one percent of decisions that he has to make actually require in analytics input into now. I don't know what the right number of those are but if i can pause that train of thought in just say that like there was i remember for instance when i was in two thousand five. I i remember doing my i just i i am just kind of discovered coda or i don't even know if cote coda was what two thousand three thousand four so i just discovered covered this concept of a spreadsheet that will tell you who is going to do what this year and so i figured out a way to turn all of those projections an in individual categories into like an expected value for the particular to personally that i was in given the categories that we had and so i like multiplied lied all these different things in tournament points came up with a column that i could sort and at the top would be <hes> you know alcohol's number one in my so. If it was the first pick i get i get our goals and mostly mostly like these things are gonna <unk> conform to like what you already sort of think think maybe somebody is thirty seven set a fortieth new. Thank you no thank you projections. You have given me just that slight insight in the players aging curb but there there were also like i dunno maybe five percent of the projections that i always think of is the pickering's you know the calvin pickering projection where it's not not that it likes calvin pickering as a major league hitter or as a potential breakout. It's the calvin pickering is like fourteenth on the spreadsheet like like really outrageously high like they don't they look at that. You know it saw the double a triple a. stats it overlooked all of the the <unk> the red flags that one might see watching calvin pickering or thinking about minor league equivalency or anything else and it just like it's a computer it doesn't they know when to stop itself and so i'm not even exaggerating like you get calvin pickering fourteen you get he sought choi eighteenth or whatever and i ah at the time was not smart enough to realize that the five percent of cases where there's a blind spot are really going to just be crushingly bad like you have to. You have to be able to spot the mistakes because the mistakes are not going to be five percent off. They're going to be like eighty percent off. Calvin pickering is gonna play forty forty plate appearances in april. Get sent back down and now like you've got like the other. The guy's got our pools and you've got calvin pickering and that's just like no way to run a team right and so i feel like if again i don't know what the percentage of times that you would want to overrule the analytics are but it might just be that that he's only talking about those cases where you know would like edge cases where you would naturally prioritize your insights into the players the the scouting insights into the players the clubhouse insight into the players and you're going to the projections for a another opinion and in some cases it is enough to overturn the the those fifteen percent presumably are actually changing his mind so he would be open to changing his mind the other eighty five percent. You're going to it. You're listening to it but that you're ultimately concluding like there's a blind spot here the projection system or that the analytics have not convinced me are stronger than my intuition and i would say probably also like something like defensive shifting at this point your defensive shifting is just taken for granted to it is a taken for granted decision that it's not controversial to say and now the second basements gonna sit here on the shortstops going to stand there at the time that you introduce that program now you're giving the analytics like your your giving giving the analytics tremendous decision making power over hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of plays but you only count that he's probably only counting that like maybe once if even matt because he's just take now it is now part of the the infrastructure so all that said it's a bad quote in it probably reflects a bad process and i do do not support mickey callaway in this moment but i could. I could see where this does not act. I could see a many scenarios where this does not actually reflect the way decision. Making is done is only kind of his perception of it. Yes why asked her for a generous reading and that's what you gave me and i. I think you did a good job. I yeah this would make me very worried if my manager said this in these exact terms if a candidate said this in an interview that would probably be disqualifying for me but if you made the same point in different terms and you couched it and you said oh yes the analytics very useful many of the times but there are times when they do disagree or miss something and i need to have the autonomy to overrule them and bring in something that i can see that the numbers can't see of course i would say yes that's true and maybe that's an area where a miniature can add value. If you express it like this. I would not think that i would think oh this guy is not going to be looking at any information. I'm giving him and he's not going to be trusting it which which which would be bad so i think when he says for example that you have to understand how someone performs big spots is. He claiming that he can detect clutch nece because if he can then that's that's a powerful ability but i don't know that i believe that he can or or if he says you know you have to understand what's going on with the player lately sure if if the players stealing something off the field personal issues that the manager editor knows about that the stats don't of course that could come into play. Maybe if there's some mechanical issue that you know about the players told you about that could be a factor but if he's just looking and saying this guy's been hot lately. This guy's been cold lately and he's making decisions based on that. That is exactly what i wouldn't want him to do you so i'll told if i were mitzvah. This would not make me happy. It's not the worst thing that mickey callaway has said the season but but it's not great but i think he did a good job of trying to salvage. Thank you now if i can just say one other thing about it which is less generous as that when you watch hot takes on the internet what you know <hes> professionals but also amateurs any hot take a lot of times you get the sense that the person is saying it because it feels good to say it that they they don't haven't really thought is through that much. They just wanna say they if they want to say it. They're they're trying to kind of <hes>. I don't know it had to put this but they're trying to reflect a your attitude or a particular value or uh of vague sense of something that they want to signify without ever without having actually thought you had tango tom tango would always make the case that when sports pundits would say like well. Actually i'd rather have david accident on my team than than <hes> who was a good angel vladimir guerrero that it's like it's easy to say that because you don't have any money on the line but if like they actually had to somehow bat on like which one is better they would all bet on vladimir guerrero but because because they're low stakes they just say the thing they wanna say and then you sort of start thinking well what exactly you're trying to communicate here about yourself because the hot take itself is worthless. It's all i mean hot takes. They're all like pretty worthless. Takes takes are pretty worthless. Most opinions are worthless. They don't do anything there is in the air and then their proof. They're gone so really. It's about self presentation in so micky. Calloway's whatever literal thing he's saying is probably beside the point. The subtext is what is mickey callaway trying to communicate us us and what he's trying to communicate to us is still eighty toward a certain to somebody. It's hostility towards somebody now. The question is is the hostility to his actual teams. Analytics analytics is his hostility to a actual large segment of the baseball world or is it just the specific reporter asked him the specific question <hes> and he's kinda put off by that question or the questions he's always getting or or maybe a one writer who knows but there's a certain hostility embedded in the answer answer to that. I don't think that it is meant to be taken literally and that sounds like i'm being more generous at just whatever but actually it's more troubling because if what what he is trying to communicate as a hostility toward you know his boss like that's a problem and if he's trying to express <unk> toward you ben a person and i respect a great deal and his books i read i would say that's troublesome to yeah also troublesome if the mets analytics are so bad that they're actually wrong. Oh percents the time but russell carlton works there now. I'm sure that's not the case. <hes> what if it's about russell yeah he's up tweeting russell the we can't stand for that all right. Let us answer some questions. Andrew says last week when the yankees are playing the blue jays the yankees twitter account accidentally tweeted out their lineup where didi gregorius was batting second and playing center field and also batting fourth and playing shortstop. This got me thinking what if you could actually do this in real life you would have six players in the field but the advantage of having a star level player batting twice in the order what candidate would be the best to try this with obvious candidates mike trout playing field and centerfield and batting second and third wind or playing shortstop and third base other. Would you spread the hitters out or have bat combat back to back. I haven't done the math my guest. Though is the the math would be pretty strongly against this. I mean there's the i don't know is there. I don't know who the worst worst defensive player in history is but i would bet that the gap between that player's defense and an empty space on the field <hes> just in terms of like picking picking up singles that role to him field and that kind of thing would probably be like eighty or so runs just as a ballpark figure ballpark figure ballpark too. I use the baseball term as a matter foreign baseball but i could imagine it happening in a kind of a pull the goalie sort of a situation in baseball problem. One of the challenges of baseball is that if you're down by one run well status quo is is likely to hold old not quite as much now because the high offense era but the status quo is the most likely thing in any inning and so if you're down by one. You can't really an there's one inning left. Two innings left three innings left. You can't really say well five play right over a large enough sample. This'll all even out for me and we'll come back. You only have have a couple chances in the the presumption is in those chances. You're going to score zero runs so if you were desperate in the eighth inning maybe the seven and you i had a situation where you could say say you had the bottom of your order coming up in. You really needed runs. <hes> you put mike trout in the ninth spot and and also the first spot so that you're able to cluster to mike trout's together. I could imagine that it would be worth particularly if you're the home team and and you could say trade two innings of offense although you're unlikely to bat around to get background well. Maybe i mean if you're say you've got the nine spot in the order coming up. You've got two innings to bat. You will have one more in the field you get trout trout and then you have eight more a seven more spots in the line up before you get trout trout again so that's only eleven batters in two innings not outrageous so maybe you get to trout's four trout's out of eleven hitters and you only have to play one half inning with a nobody at <hes> you know with two outfielders or with the nobody at second days i feel like <hes> the shift all all of any scenario where you imagine defensive eight infielders is a pointless scenario because there's no mechanism by which baseball eliminated this isn't like soccer where you can or hockey where you can sometimes you actually force to play a man down or even basketball that that game where the chuck law chaman wrote about the first day of grantland us such great article anyway that doesn't happen in baseball and it's really hard to imagine it does so while i like to imagine eight eight player defense for some reason i can never find a reason to think about a player defense because it doesn't it wouldn't happen however i feel like the shift in this was something that we we talked about. When we were the snowbirds. The shift has demonstrated in in a way that you don't really need for infielders all the time it helps to have for infielders but if you're willing to basically move all your all your players over to one side of the infield then what you're saying is that you don't really need a third baseman against ancell now you're bringing them over because you want extra defenders on his strong side on his poolside so clearly it's it favors you to have the the fourth infield <unk> defender but you don't need one you you could just play the equivalent of straight up defense and leave third base open which you're happy to leave their base open so oh in the scenario where you would be playing with an eight-man defense i think he would just leave the the weakside infielder spot open and play and otherwise straight up defense and then you get to mike trout's so that's that's how i'm saying this would work yeah. How would it work if you have to trout's batting back to back in the first one gets hit. I mean do just do a ghost runner. <hes> yeah you would lose the clustering when you and you'd lose having mike trout on base because that's very good base runner i don. I refused to go to ghost runners in the in. This scenario is ghost runners as a whole different hypothetical go. I don't think we're gonna we might live in a world where someday ghost runners were real and we might live in a world where someday this whatever scenario as someone just emailed us about harper's harpers win probability added jeff. We've already answered well. Fourth fourth in the national league and win probability added nearly tied with cody bellinger and freddy freeman. He did the same cheat he is behind cody bellinger and freddie premium just to to be clear about that is behind them anyway that i can imagine the the world goes so off the rails that there's ghost runners and i can imagine the world goes off the rails that there's this thing where you can and mike trout bat twice but you lose the defender but those to the unlikelihood of both of those crazy worlds coexisting at the same time feels like you can't really get yeah in general i agree with your first two stance on this which is that the difference between going <unk> generic major league hitter to your best tator that would be batting in his place is considerable but still smaller than the difference between your fielder and just an empty field so i think it would be difficult to do this in most situations. I wonder this is the quiet. I wonder if his extreme win. Probability added as an indicator that fans would view his first season as is a big big success because he has come through the team needed it. Oh well just really got his finger on the pulse here. This is why i feel like i didn't know what to report. The the fact that bryce harper just had a huge clutch hit for the phillies and everybody is now looking at bryce. Harper's clutch nets means that that that's good that should be great right from an article but because it was only one part of a word easier and more a broader article. I can't say oh. I just wrote about bryce harper's klutziness. It now makes me realize that i focused on the wrong part. I did not right what would have been the optimized article for this moment and so there's a certain amount of regret there okay there you go yeah. He does <music> yes before i do the real stat last i wanna give an update on <hes> last week or the week before when when it was about runners going on three counts with two outs and whether that actually does anything and i i found that it it does increase offense and i said there are probably games in the recent past there are probably some games that were in fact decided by the fact that the runner had a a head start and two days ago in colorado shake lamb was on first base three to count two outs in the ninth inning of tie game and he took off with pitch and he was because of that he was able to score jake lamb not the world's fastest man shake lamb was able to score from first on a pop single and i give the diamondbacks a seven and six lead in the ninth inning so that was an extreme usually i'm. I'm sure ninety nine percent of the effect of extra runs that i found was runners on first being able able to score on a double or runners on first and second in the runner on second being able to score on a single where he otherwise might not have been but this is the rare case where in fact the running on the pitch was made it able for him to score from first on a single he did arizona in a wild card race a close wild card race as that could be determined by a single win when this is all said and done goes ahead seven to six in the ninth inning and then they blew it in the bottom of the bottom of the ninth and they lost uh-huh. It's funny. It's i saw someone in the facebook group. When the orioles got their walk off win their first walk off win of the season against the astros someone posted did your dad ben and sam they talked about something then lo and behold it happens right after they talked about it which occasionally there has been almost an eerie frequency where we talk about something that happens but usually we're talking about. Oh this hasn't happened all season. It's so strange. This would be the first time ever that it hasn't happened and and then of course it's going to happen right after that. That's why we're talking about it in the first place because it's so notable that it hasn't happened yet so probably giving us too much credit there but take it all right well this. My actual step last is inspired by but not actually going to answer a question from daniel who who asked us bout he. He's a i had a mike trout question that i think has probably been answered in the past when looking at the mic drop baseball reference page you notice oh to see sorta debuted as a hall of famer so he didn't really have a big adjustment period. This leads me to believe that it doesn't matter if it's the first time or the tenth time he faces a pitcher. I was wondering how his first time seeing pitcher compares to mere mortals. Has there been much research into first time seeing a pitcher so i did not the answer this question. I am not going to talk about trout's first time seeing a pitcher. I'm going to answer totally different question that has no actual consequences to it. I was just interested. I was just curious about it and so i wanted to look at all. The times that might trout has faced a pitcher that he has only faced once now. This is again. This is in no way hey answering daniel's question because he is faced hundreds more pitchers off first time they're not part of the sample and many of these pitchers that he's faced once he will go onto faces second time and they will fall out of the sample. I'm not telling you anything about what might drought. Does i was just curious about this group of pitchers who have had one chance one chance only at might trout and what they did with it and so might try to faced about <hes> faced about two hundred pitchers in his career only want and again that that number will be added to it will also be subtracted to <hes> but of those two hundred or so pitchers he is hitting to sixty four four or forty two four seventy two so his strikeout rate is about normal. His walkman is about normal <unk> slightly higher intentional walk rate. He has homered seven times times against pierce johnson. Nick kingham ryan rourke erik swanson mark war l. diego castillo and francisco cordero v francisco cordero zero two pitchers have hit him and so they had one chance one chance only at mike trout and they hit him like jerks and they'll never never get a chance to say they're sorry or maybe they will <hes> but they never have yet to got into double. Hindu double plays so they add one chance at might trout and they did the best this thing possible. They've got him to make two outs in one trip eight are cowards and they just intentionally walked him so anyway. There's nothing particularly interesting about. I thought i'm going to keep talking anyway. I kept going among the pitchers are some of the some beloved people from effectively wild-boar oliver drake facing once and once only a small guy paul fry did once only richhill faced him once only fry and hill both struck struck him out in their one drip call and post bullpen prochet bullpen pucci <hes> got him to fly out to deep right elvis luciano the nineteen year old old rule five pick this year skipped like seven levels to be in the major leagues to fairly disastrous and yet all things considered not that disastrous effect a gotten to pop out to shortstop this year. I'm pretty sure they'll face each other again. Although i don't know maybe they won't luciano might not be bad. I mean if you were betting on luciana when he was in and <hes> hiatus year whether he would make the majors are not given the actual actuarial tables of relievers in high. You might not have said so. Maybe they never will again. Andrew romaine who is one of my all time favorite interviews and also might trout's former team got him to fly out to center field anyway so <hes> <hes> has noted he had a a fairly typical performance against these players except a higher than normal on base percentage but if you remove the intentional walks it's basically his exact on base percentage but a much lower than normal slugging percentage much lower batting average somewhat lower batting average. I looked at a couple of other all time greats. It's <hes> just to see whether there was any any trend at all so like babe ruth hit three seventy five five sixty five nine oh six so he he added fifteen hundred basically against these players which makes sense if you are babe ruth and you only faced a pitcher once the odds are that is because he wasn't very good that he had a short career that he was one of the worst pitchers in baseball and could only stay there for a very brief time in fact. This is how different a time era it was ause. Babe ruth only faced forty six of these players one time trout's over two hundred. I don't know what he'll end up at but i think that that number's more likely to go up then go down but barry bonds whose career is closer in time to trout's than bonds face two hundred ten of these players so i'll al you almost five times as many as babe ruth did so that gives you a reason to think that <hes> trout's will probably go up even more bonds also had a fifteen hundred opie c._b._s. Against these players who largely are are pretty bad but trout's the fact that trout's line is less than his career besides this all being in junk is also indicative of the fact that the players he's faced once are not by definition bad or barely major leaguers who are likely to disappear but rather that he just is is only face them once so far a lot of them are actually really good pitchers and he'll facing them a bunch of times jeremy caro faced both trout and barry bonds once he struck out bonds but walked trout and mariano rivera faced both bonds and trout exactly once he also struck out bonds and he also walked mike trout and in retrospect. I wish i could have seen those plate appearances. They probably did not necessarily see i. The the first time a great player faces another great player it is often noticed or mentioned but the last time is never known. It's rarely known at the time that that's it's gonna be the last time and if i had known at the time that might trout would face i on our air once and only once i probably would have tuned in to see that mariano also faced his cousin rivera only once he single now. I'm looking at off for some reason now. I'm talking about mariana rivera and batteries the only face once he only faced larry harry walker once struck him out he only faced joey votto once single he only faced yasuko <unk> wants tim raines once buster posey wants friend of the podcast odd cast nate freiman once he singled but batters overall mariano rivera faced only ones one fifty five two zero five one eighty two with zero homers. He faced two hundred eighty three of these players. They had zero home runs against him. I don't know none of this matters but i do like i i will. I was moved to look. There's and i kept going because in my head there was something romantic about the idea of players keeping score against each other not just lost who's winning who's team one whose team won the world series or even who made who who makes the most money are who has the best career stat but that they're they're keeping score specifically against each other and who owns who and the smallest possible sample that you can have in that battle all is one plate appearance and yet i think that in small ways they register the that it means something to jeremy accardo that that he got bond the one time he faced him and that it means something might trout that he got mariano rivera the one time he faced him and these relationships that they have have they have many relationships with each other but i think there's significant and so that's why i like the one plate appearance guys it is just a very clean head to head matchup where a victor sure is clear and i think matters to them so that's all well. One reason why trips numbers probably aren't even better against people. He's only faced. One time is that he he didn't have the benefit of the time through the order effect and getting to see them multiple times. I also answered daniels questioned without really answering continuous question but i kinda did because i think he was wondering whether trout is just so incredible that he destroys these pictures the first time he sees them and we didn't exactly answer because it's just hard to look up the the plate appearances of every pitcher against trout the first time they've ever faced them but i did rela- <music> that traps times through the order penalty or benefit is like exactly league average. He gets better the second time he faces a pitcher. In a game the third time he faces a pitcher in a game to almost exactly the same degree as the typical header so even though he is really incredible he still benefits benefits from familiarity just like everyone else which is kinda cool. Can i do one quick one-two to answer a different question. Bobby emailed us. <hes> the cubs have been nigh unbeatable unbeatable at home and complete <hes> lee bad is what he wrote a completely bad on the road for most of the season it almost feels palpable to me in the way that humans recognized recognize patterns that aren't really there but three hundred eleven games of twenty one games over five hundred at home twelve games under on the road blah blah blah blah. I've heard about teams that were much better at home than on the road in the past so i guess i'm wondering how weird is a split this extreme and where's the specifically wanted to ask me got a question for noah who asked the same thing who did know ask the question of whether a team has ever been the best team like with at red so riva no-one no-one sorry bobby concern bobby her right so noah said that the cubs home record which is currently forty one and nineteen is better than the best team in baseball's overall record right now. They're road. Record is <hes> well. It's twenty three and thirty three seventy seven so their worst teams than that but essentially he said the cubs are playing like the dodgers at home in the marlins on the road. Where does this rank for the difference between home road. Winning percentages has a team ever had a season were they played better than the best overall team at home and worse than the worst overall team on the route that is exactly. I am not that interested in. Where does this rank for the difference <music> home road splits are weird but has a team ever outta season where they played better than the best overall team at home and worse than the worst overall team in the road in other words at home. They are the best team in in the world and on the road. They're the worst team in the world. I want to see if that's ever happened. It's not true the cubs by the way the cubs are are not yelling like the worst team in baseball on the road there quite a bit better <hes> <hes> even on the road then <hes> say the royals are overall but is that has that particular set of circumstances there. The answer is that it has at least five times. I wouldn't even rule allowed that it has happened more than that but the nineteen eighty-seven red sox were the best <hes> had a home wrecker that would have been the best in baseball in a road record record that would have been the worst in baseball if applied to their whole season the nineteen seventy-eight astros six seventeen at home to ninety seven on the road nineteen fifty-eight red sox two thousand seven brewers and the nineteen eighty-seven twins which i'm glad that the twins nine hundred eighty seven twins are on here because the nineteen eighty-seven twins winds are famous for having crazy home field advantages like they were one of the teams that won every world series game at home but lost every world series game in the road but but also the superintendent superintendent of the metrodome admitted many years later or claims at least admits is the word that's used but claims is probably the better word that he adjusted the the air conditioning in games to help the twins so basically like the if they were down two runs and you're still hoping for them to have the advantage. You'd wanna be blowing all the air out and up as much much as you can. He told the star tribune. I don't feel guilty. It's your home field advantage. Every stadium has got one. He was there that year that was during his tenure so i'm glad that they're on here for that reason. The nineteen ninety-six rockies did not quite make it but they had six seventy nine winning percentage at home which is like basically one hundred ten win as over full season and three forty six on the road. Which was i think this would have only been the second worst record in baseball but here's the great thing ben. I'm gonna say those numbers again. Six seventy nine winning percentage at home got it three forty six winning percentage on the road got horrible on the road incredible incredible at home yeah home yara six point one eight they had a home era of six point one eight and they won games at one hundred and ten wind pace at four point nine seven on the road so there was a running a quarter better on the road than at home mm-hmm and yet they were. They won literally half as often on the road. Okay that's pretty strange all right all right question from bo oh after hearing your brief discussion about how buxton and syndergaard have about equal value. It got me thinking whether war fully encapsulates the worth of an excellent defensive player the twins are fifty seven twenty five when buxton plays and nine seventeen when he doesn't they're actually now sixteen and twenty three when he doesn't now obviously a lot of this is coincidence but watching buxton day in and day out. I can't help but wonder if he does have a not insignificant role in team victories for example. If if he catches a ball that jake cave or max kepler doesn't get two. Can we assert that he allows the starting pitcher to go longer in the game. The saving the manager from going weaker relievers doesn't elite center fielder make the entire outfield defense better because he can hide the weaknesses of his teammates or prevent the manager from even having to put a statue in the corner to starting pitchers pitch better when they know they don't have to strike everyone out because they have an elite outfield behind them. Ken excellent defense improved team morale so everyone plays better or or am. I just looking at all this through buxton colored glasses. You know if you go point by point here is not the answer bows question entirely but so for instance if he catches a ball. Can we assert that. He allows the starting pitcher to go longer in the game. Thus saving the manager from going to weaker relievers will the exact same thing would be true of a base hit on offense. Is that if you believe that allowing starting pitcher to go longer in the game then getting a base hit on offense would disallow the other team starting pitcher from going longer in the game thus costing that manager from going to week really i mean that's not even necessarily a benefit but but the premise here is that it is so he saying is it possible that defenses fences actually underrated but that's exactly the that's he's just describing the thing that is true of offense to it's just the flip side of bay set can excellent excellent defense improved team morale so everyone plays better. <hes> can excellent offense improved team morale so everyone plays better. I mean there's these are both questions that say is there something about performance that has a a subconscious effect on a team or that has an unseen effect on a team but it's not specific to defense a you could ask this about about all things you could ask. Our pitchers underrated because they improve team. Morale is the bullpen underrated because it improves team morale that might be true but it's not defense specific nand and so there are two other examples that maybe you could make the case one is. Do they pitch better when they know they don't have to strike. Everyone out that would basically mean gene is buxton. The equivalent of like late lay offs petco park where we kinda hypothesized that pitchers sense of confidence knowing that the park park was going to hold everything actually increased the park factor because they not only didn't give up many home runs but they could pound the strike zone and and so like the padres had all these no-name relievers that they would sign or trade foreign suddenly they had like seven strikeouts to walk because they could pitch with such confidence and so that is a hypothesis that maybe defense does the same thing and then the other is does the <hes> does your defender at one position. Can you be so good that it allows you to punt other positions near him and adding that is a theoretical but not activated possible benefit i yeah i don't think there are i could not think of an example of a team that to my knowledge shows their personnel their defensive personnel on one position who they signed or who they played based on their defender at a at jason position <hes> somebody can email me and say i know you're not thinking about this guy in so maybe they are out there but i i don't think that it is a detail that is in the forefront of gm's minds when it comes to team building so the theoretically it's it would be a benefit but if it doesn't seem like it's one that's being taken advantage of and probably isn't yeah. I don't think i buy it. You could certainly have like a defender bender whose maybe worth more to a certain team than he is to another team but that would be reflected in his stats like if you had a fly ball staff and you had ed buxton than maybe he's more valuable to that team than he would be on a team with grandma staffer strikeout staff but that would just mean that he'd get more opportunities in he'd make more plays that would presumably be part of his defensive value so i don't know that i can come up with any reason why this would be underrated and other things would not so yeah. I don't know the twins have certainly played worse without buxton have kind of they've lost a lot of their lead while he's been out but it's probably making too much of it to say that there's some special sauce of of buxton that his responsible for that. I'm open to an argument that every player in baseball skills are underrated and that if i end so so it is possible that hitters are underrated to me. It's possible that fielders are underage me. It's possible that starters are it's possible that relievers are and it's also possible and this is how i deal jio without uncertainty <hes> that it all cancels out that they actually are all underwrite and that that because of that you're basically just <hes> shifting shifting <hes> shifting the currency down a notch and it all evens out all right alex says send miller's recent article about hall of famers passed in war by mike trout made me think about counting stats versus were pete rose from his age forty season to his retirement loss two point five career war bringing his total down to seventy nine point seven from from eighty two point two however during those years he racked up five hundred fifty nine hits is pete rose a more interesting or better player if he retires after his age forty season season and finished his fourth all time in hits fifteenth in career war or first all time in hidden sixty fourth in career war and for that matter is it worth sacrificing career war in pursuit of all time records of hits and homers and doubles and r._b._i.'s worth to the player no doubt about it no doubt about it be roses ten in times the figure he is if he doesn't get the hit hit rendered and if it weren't for later developments he might be fifty times the historical figure than he would have been retired with thirty five hundred fifty hits <hes>. I am the there's i mean in fact. There's arguably if i were a g._m. And i had <hes> an aging player chasing milestones. I've probably would be rooting foreman and happy that <hes> i got to see it but i would kinda probably also be reading it a- and thinking well i don't really know how to stand in front of this pursuit but a bike when when i was just reading about baseball this was always brought up with craig b._g. Oh in three thousand <unk> pursuit is probably not what i think. Our pool halls would be playing for <hes>. I think our pool sixty still pretty good baseball actually <hes> so it probably doesn't apply our polls but it might eventually get there although <hes> he's gonna play. He's got the contract if he were. I don't know you can all et. I don't even know what i'm saying at this point anymore. I don't even know where what i was trying to say and i don't remember what my detail was but with pete rose back to pete rose pete rose nan hit king he's not fifty ninth in career war for sixty four in crew for one thing or didn't exist at the time but i mean he had some awareness of value in what makes someone valuable able to a baseball team and i'm sure he probably thought that he was helping. I don't know there was a period where he was the player manager and he was pencilling himself into the lineup to get hits at a point where he was not really helping the team anymore and i think that was seen as sort of selfish even at the time but yeah if you're chasing an all all time record that has the prestige of the hits record than of course you it is more personally beneficial to have that records than it is to be slightly higher on on the world leaderboard and we've talked before about how war is just not a very satisfying milestone stat that because it changes all the time and improves and gets recalculated for past seasons and because you can't see someone pass it. You can't see someone set the record in the moment. You can sort confer. Maybe that a player has gone beyond a certain number but you can't see it the way that you can see a hit and count it and it's very concrete and tangible so maybe war will get to this point where you know will come to appreciate say. One hundred were player or something and we've talked about. How paul's was it one hundred and dip below one hundred and i don't know whether he's at one hundred ninety nine point nine okay so you know maybe that will. Oh come to mean something someday but i don't know i think it will mean much more that say pools can pass willie mays in career home runs. I did not realize there's about heroes but so he broke the record in nineteen eighty five and then he came back in nineteen eighty-six once the record was broken and he kept apt putting himself in the lineup so there was no record left for him and so. I think that that is a to me a pretty. It's not conclusive but a pretty pretty compelling pelling case that he genuinely believed that he was the best the most likely player to help his team for some reason he still thought that he was contributing and it wasn't a naked pursuit of the record at that point yeah assuming he was betting on the reds those days a million bucks that year which was the high according to this according ordina baseball and of course this is about like salaries <hes> the trajectory of salaries but all the same. I'm gonna say it that year. Nine hundred eighty six hit two nineteen eighteen three sixteen to seventy as a first baseman k. so a sixty one p._s. Plus as a first baseman that was his highest salary of his career okay but bobby has because he didn't get to make anywhere near what he was worth for almost the entirety of his career and maybe he was being paid to manage to <hes> good point of course of course sir so i wanted to end with the certify interrelated couple of questions here about the managers and robot ap's things that we've talked about recently so andrew asked andrew patriots supporter said with respect to replacement replacement level umpires the replacement level has to go way up after robo strikes owns right between review and the robot strike zones. Don't you think any avid baseball baseball fan could be an umpire and then we got kind of a related question from damian who says we have a sense of how the average umpire's eye compares compares to the average players i if a player stepped behind the plate to call balls and strikes what would we expect his success rate to be so damian wants to know could a player call pitches better than an empire and then andrew wants to know if we go to robot strike zone. Does that mean that almost anyone could be in a pirates the bar so low so the second question. There's a company called the cervo did that <hes> makes a an application for basically vision in cognition training that hitters used to help identify a pitches more quickly and they have a they have an application for our hitters and i also have an application for umpires and so i did not hive never really thought about the challenge of being an umpire in doing this because the the challenge for a hitter is that you have is extremely small window where you have to pick up the pitch and then forecast where it is going to go and a. and that's what makes hitting hard. Where's for an umpire. You get to see at the hallway and there is not an immediacy to your need to make that decision. You're basically the part of the challenge. Being a hitter is that your brain is processing reality behind reality and so you have to be almost ahead of it but an umpire he can watch the whole thing all that information can go to his brain and then he can just say what he sees and so it seems like it would not be nearly nearly nearly nearly <unk> like it doesn't even i'm not saying it would be easy to umpire for all sorts of reasons <hes> the difference between a half inch here and there on a a pitch that's moving <hes> and that might actually be going out of your sight almost at the end with <hes> you know with catcher reaching forward and the hitter swing or swinging or whatever sounds really difficult <unk> but it feels like an order magnitude different than what hitting is and it doesn't feel like it is quite the same impossible cognitive tasks or visual tasks that hitting it so my guess is that it is not nearly the visual challenge that hitting is that's my guess <hes> so that would suggest that they are not better at calling pitches the they were to empire yeah. I guess i guess what i'm saying. Is that that i think that all hitters all successful major league hitters all major league hitters in history are wild outliers among the general population as far as cognitive ability and vision and that all umpires are not that umpires. I just made a choice at some point. This is going to be their career and they worked at it and they stuck with it and they learned the mechanics of it but that they're not physical out liars. Yeah i'm looking at an article here that brian mcpherson wrote for the providence journal in two thousand twelve and he's quoting skied daniel lady who who was a red sox ophthalmology consultant and he said that in his experience the average major leaguer has vision. That's around twenty twelve or has been corrected did to twenty twelve the best you can be as twenty eight and he said he seen some baseball players who were twenty eight so lady says if you come in and you're twenty twenty and you're playing major league baseball. We're not going to leave you there because that's not going to be good enough. I'm going to get you to more of the normal vision and i think that what makes hitters so good compared compared to the typical person is not just the vision. It's not even primarily the vision it's the thousands or millions of pitches they've seen in their ability to track and predict how the pitch is going to move but it's also division deficient helps and i think you're right the vision would be better than the umpires vision on the whole and and so with their ability to track pitches so i would think that they would probably be better which doesn't necessarily mean that i trust them more when they dispute butte empires call in a game because obviously they're biased and they don't have the same view that an apart- does and they're doing more things. They're trying to hit the ball. They're trying trying to predict what pitch is coming all this other stuff so i don't know that i trust their judgment moore but i think if they were to be the umpires that i would trust the more with a little adjustment period so i think that's true and i still hold the opinion that i had a few months ago. Which is that the the catcher are knows songs better than the buyer dozen. If you could just figure out a way to deal with human evil <hes> we have solution to all of this just minor hurdle to be overcome their and andrew's question about once you take away pitch calling from pires. What does that mean. Just anyone can be a pirate. He says does that mean an avid fan. An avid baseball fan could be an empire. I don't think if you could just off the street. I mean for one thing. A large part of being ineffective umpire is projecting the air of an effective empire and having the authority and the confidence and i certainly wouldn't have it if i were to suddenly start acquiring individual game. I'd be terrified of making a mistake. I'd feel totally out of place service. You've talked about that before rate and i haven't used it. Did you empire at some level. In oh yeah i was a child although i was i was yeah okay well but then i mean i still am scared of everybody so yeah so so that it would be. I just acted as though i have gained any self confidence in the last thirty years i haven't why did i do that all right. Go ahead yeah so there's that that's a big part of it and then also like positioning and being in the right place at the right time and getting the right angle to make a call on a tag play that kind of thing. I'm sure it's more complicated than we think it is and just like the speed of the game would surprise you if you were suddenly on the field and you'd be the out of position you'd be overwhelmed but hang on though we're not presuming that the rest of replay review is going away right. No that's true so there's is light blazers. Yeah there are basically two or three calls that an umpire on the field has final authority over which is the grounder that affair foul call that happens in front the base and foul tips. I believe are still not rubio. Wall that it. There's not a lot left but so but the way that they have it set up right now. Which is that the call on the field is presumed to be correct barring convincing video evidence still puts a lot of pressure on the on the field. I mean i there are so many calls falls on the field where it seems clear to me that if you only have the video you would overturn it. If you only have video i should say you would go with a different uncalled than the one on the field and yet even though we can all see that the the probability is that the call on the field was wrong it stays. It's it's to me it. It is the <hes> a very frustrating part of this whole thing. Although i also do sort of understand it but you could still do a lot of damage just by basically writing bad. I draft that <hes> that stands because because that's the the the bias in the in the booth if you did away with that presumption if you just said that the person in chelsea is going to give a final decision on this without even knowing what you called then you could really hardly any any any damage at all and as far as projecting the air of an empire i feel like at this point in umpiring especially of you had a oughta strike zone the i'm buyers main role or the way that he projects authority is pointing at the air bud like <unk>. I'm on the phone yeah. They're telling me something and then if if you like bad is the forty you're umpire umpires in the next few decades i feel like it's main the main the main image image that you're going to have when you think of an umpire's light shoulders up like law. Do you want me to do <hes> so i can do that but <hes> but if we're asking <unk> so that assumes that the replay all the replay stuff's stays as if your to really answer the question the question is are are major league empires. I think those really are major league. Umpires significantly better than the common fan on bass path umpiring bait you know non non in home plate umpiring decisions and the answer is they are way way better <hes> call on particularly on force plays. I am amazed at how much better they do than me when i'm watching on t._v. I'm amazed at how often i either have no idea or get it wrong and <hes> how often they get it right. Even when the margin is tiny <hes> is like a quarter of an inch <unk> so i am in awe of i think i'm actually i'm more impressed with umpires ability to call to call safe and out on tag and force plays really than i am with anything anything they do behind the plate and even if you could get your calls corrected by replay review no one wants an empire who just pulls every call and then gets challenged and build ruled out over and over and over again very long slow and embarrassing games okay all right we will end there. I think i mentioned this on the podcast once earlier this year so i will update you now. The angels are now by one definition at least the five hundred est team of all time on thursday. They wanted to go sixty and sixty three on the season. That was the four hundredth time that they have finished the game within five games of five hundred since the start of of twenty seventeen and that broke the record for finishing within five games a five hundred over a three-year spend the previous record was three hundred ninety nine games set by the nineteen ninety onto ninety three cubs so the angels now have hovered around five hundred more than any other team has over any period of three seasons and of course they have time to extend deadened their record over the rest of this year and tweeted about this earlier and i said the angels have had this historically five hundred run despite employing the best player in baseball and i couldn't decide whether to say despite employing or because they've employed yolk at one way it is sort of embarrassing that they have been basically a five hundred team meanwhile they have had mike trout from another perspective though they would not have been a five hundred team without mike trout so someone responded to my tweet by saying once again proving players ears war means absolutely nothing as if to say that mike trout could actually be that valuable because the angels haven't been that good as a team but of course the says more about the players surrounding big mike trout than it does about trout himself and in fact since the start of two thousand twelve th the angels are five hundred ninety one and five fifty in games that trout has appeared in that is forty one games over five hundred and in games trout has not appeared in they are fifty three and sixty three that is ten games under five hundred so a pretty big difference. They're small sample shirt but this does not debunk trout's greatness it does reinforce at the angels probably should have done a bit better given that they have. Maybe the best the player ever in his prime so the very moralizing news about fernando totti's probably being done for the year was reported after semi-finished speaking. I don't know what we would have said set about it. If we had heard it before we recorded. We probably just would have sobbed. Her hugged each other. It's very sad that we will be robbed of the rest of tattoos rookie year guest. This probably league gives peter lonzo the n._l. Rookie of the year award but totti's may be the most memorable player from this season certainly the most memorable debut alana's rookie home run record aside side and if you're in the mood of reflecting on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives here you can check out my article at the ringer from friday. I wrote about the historically great and unprecedented performance of very young players in baseball this year not just the ultra young players but also the pretty young players young hitters in general are just really really great right now. It's sad to lose tease for the rest of this year but we've still got kunia. We've still got soda. We've still got your alvarez. We've still got so many more and one thing in the peace that's kind of cool as i showed the typical aging patterns of players in the pre steroid era and during the steroid era and in the post steroid era and players these days are just the aging differently very differently from the story era but even differently from before it. They're getting good much younger and they're tailing off earlier in their thirties. They're many reasons for that at that. I discussed in the article and that we've probably talked about on the podcast player. 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REShow: Guest Host Nick Swisher. Hour 1 (06-24-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Guest Host Nick Swisher. Hour 1 (06-24-19)

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I have to be brought let's have to do at home to see you my problem. I Don bringing the heat today. Wow. It's getting a little warm in here. Beautiful Los Angeles day. I guess let's just get right into it. Obviously a lot of big news coming out this weekend. We got a lot of collide Leonard talked today. Some cool stuff from Albert pool Holson Saint Louis, which was amazing a lot of fun to see women soccer's, getting going got to give them a lot of love. But let's get on this topic a little bit. Some news came out that he wants to opt out of his contract, which by the way, man, I'm looking at these contracts and back in the day. Think of opting out of a twenty one point three million dollar contract is crazy town. Yeah, you should have spent more time dribbling shooting working on your lap like watching out. Growing than than trying to hit a curb boss which what were you do in West Virginia, thinkings wasn't it, man? Well, I tell you what I think of what I look at Kawais situation. I think in a couple years ago, right? He was in San Antonio. Right. People were all over him saying that he wasn't hurt when he was really hurt. You know. I mean he went to championships in San Antonio. And all of a sudden, he leaves right? He goes to Toronto. He's got a horrible taste in his mouth ends up in a championship. How does that even happen? And now there's a lot of talk about whether it's gonna leave whether he's gonna stay, I don't know as an athlete. I feel like we talk about this a lot. But if you win in a city, is it harder to leave or does it make it easier to stay right? It's easier to stay wait. The same thing harder leave easier. Leave hardly Easter, too, which one what do you think I wouldn't? When I look at it from his perspective. Okay. He came into this year in Toronto, he was traded. He didn't choose to go. Oh, there it was a blockbuster off season deal, basically swapped Amodu Rosen for Koiwa winner. Kurai becomes this new man in Toronto, he didn't expect to stay there longer than one year? It was always is going to go do his year. Toronto, that's what's left on his deal. And then he'll become a free agent and then presumably head to Los Angeles. He's from out here and he was just going to end up here. I think we all assumed he was going to end up here. One way or another. Whether it was going to be with the Lakers, whether it was going to be with the clippers. Now Toronto goes on this magical run, we didn't assume they were gonna win a championship assume. They're going to win a championship. Everyone thought Boston and Philadelphia and Milwaukee, we're going to be the kind of the teams to beat in the east Toronto ends up coming out of it got a lot of help injury wise, to take out the warriors. Got a few lucky bounces there in the east on their path to the finals warriors. We know their injuries situation end up winning the championship. Now he ops out. We all expected him to opt out now. It's a free agent. Now, Chris Haines is saying he's strongly considering staying in Toronto. They can offer the most money the five year, one ninety max that he can get, I think for him at winning makes it easier. He did what he was expected to do. He came in one one, a championship one finals. MVP. Thanks for the memories. I'm outta here. Does laugh the parade Mike? I mean guess ho. You gotta wait for the right time, and I think it's easy for him to say say deuces you guys, see I look at it from the other side, I think because he wanted championship there, and I can't remember the last time Toronto won any sort of championship. Ninety-three Blue Jays. Yeah. I was going to say ninety two hundred three guys Kreider walk off. Yeah. Albro. You remember that off Mitch Williams amazing? Well, I think that when you win there, you're automatically tied into that city, right? I think everything just kind of comes from there. So I think because of him winning this championship here. I think it makes it extremely hard for him to leave. Right. As an athlete for myself. I got the chance to win a World Series in New York. And if I had the opportunity to sign a free agent contract, the year after winning that because nowadays the day after you win a championship. It seems like us in the media. We're talking about can they do it again. Who's going to win the next season? Right. So I think for myself when I look at that I think that yeah, obviously Kobe won the championship this year and what's going to happen. Is he going to do it again next year? So I think that. Makes it hard for him to leave just because of not only that, but the way he's treated their man the super fans coming out. He's telling everybody, we're going to treat Kawai the Toronto way, which is I'd love to be quiet this point time. That man is never going to pay for another meal, the rest of his life, especially if he signs in Toronto. They got the colline undying thing going on some guy offer him a three million dollar penthouse downtown. I understand that he will be Toronto royalty for the rest of his life. But if you never wanted to be there in the first place, how awesome does it have to be for you to be like, you know what my dream was to play in Los Angeles? My gene was to go back home. I don't want to deal with the cold weather. I just wanna live. That's so Cal life. Look, we all live here, beautifully understand, how amazing it is you over there. He knows I love it. My you talking about leaving all the time you're never leaving. Nope. Going nowhere. So is the extra money that Toronto can offer is that were staying in Toronto long-term when it's not really a place he wanted to be anyway, regardless of if you wanna championship or not. And look when you look at the way, the west is going to shape up, it's going to be absolutely stacked. It's going to be harder basketball wise, for sure. But if your goal was to play in Los Angeles, no matter, what, what stops and coins earned the right to go wherever he wants. There's no doubt in my mind I feel like you wanna championship you do what you do one and done. I mean, we don't in college college basketball, all the time he's kids come out for the freshman year. They went championships. They leave they move on anyway. So I think for myself, I won't quite to do what he wants to do is earned that, right? And for him to win the championship the way that they did and for him to be the, the unassuming superstar, right? He just kind of just goes out there and does it for him. I go where he wants. We heard a lot of talk about New York, we heard a lot of talk about Los Angeles, whether it's a clippers or the Lakers. Yeah. Well. Said Philadelphia might get a meeting. So if anybody in the NBA should be going after this guy. Yeah. One thousand percent and I wanted to turn it back on you. What would you do if you were him? Well, I don't know. I think at this point in time it might be a little different situation for myself. I family at the time. So going through my sixty or free agency that was right after I was leaving New York for myself. Yes, you do want to go for the money because an ath- because four an athlete, this life doesn't last forever. So you need to stockpile as much as you can. So when you're all washed up, like at thirty eight year old like I am got something to fall back on. Right. So I think for why I mean obviously the money's going to be there, whether it's one hunt, what, what other deal could he get if it's not five for one ninety what else would be the deal else. I think people are talking about he could stay in Toronto. Maybe run it back. One more time you look at the landscape of the east, and you have the west is kind of up in the air now with the warriors injuries to Kevin Durant. Yes. Klay Thompson, you think hey, look, we bring our whole team back. Milwaukee's got a lot of free agents. Boston's in turmoil Philadelphia might loosen players. You think hey look our road. Now in the east is a lot easier to get back to the finals than it was this year. Maybe he runs it back. So he could sign a one plus one like a two year, sixty million something in that ballpark, and then opt out after next year and do this whole thing. And again this summer. So that is definitely an option that's been thrown about from people or he could sign the long term extension in Toronto or go and free agency and Santa for you deal with the clippers. I just think from just watching from the outside and just kind of like just seeing the type of human being. He is, I think he'd be happy anywhere. I think he just loves playing the game of basketball, and it doesn't matter who it's four. He just goes out there. He gives it everything he's got offense defensively, in my opinion, man, you, you just you build around that guy. I mean that guy has to be the centerpiece of your organization. He does seem singularly focused on only basketball, like I think what makes us love Kawai so much is that we don't know anything about him, if I just look at you, you guys couldn't be more opposites personality wise. No. We know I heard you from driving in unemployable, high waves morning. Okay. Was on the one oh five. Bra is getting. Like so loud personality infectious like this is someone you want to be around, whereas quiet Leonard. It's cool that we don't know anything about him that apple story. We keep bringing up everyone keeps talking about it was so crazy. But because you don't know anything about him, and it just seems like yeah, I could see Hawaii Leonard doing that. You believed it, exactly. And, you know, look for him do what you want, obviously. But I just think he bounces. Yeah. Well, we will find out. I mean, what is it seven days away from free agency and it's gonna be a lot of guys on the move. We've heard of, you know kyri as well. I'm interested to see how it's all going to shake down, obviously with the Lakers, making the big moves they have. I think the one thing about it on that basketball side of things, I think for me, not being a basketball player looking on the outside. It was super cool to see a team win without having a gazillion superstars. Right. They didn't have to have three guys. You had one guy. That was the centerpiece of your organization. And you the right pieces around him. And I just thought it was awesome may congratulations to the Toronto. Raptors another great thing that I saw this past weekend, which I thought was amazing. And obviously I'm a baseball guy. So we're going to get a little more of a baseball spin today was our pool. Holson Saint Louis. And if you had the opportunity to watch this, it almost brought tear to you. I tear to your eye and for myself I had the opportunity to play against Albert pool halls for many years, and to be able to see just the ovation that he received coming back, I think, for myself, it's showed just how awesome Saint Louis is a baseball town. And just how you can still be a little kid when you play the game I think Paul says wife said it was one of the greatest things that have happened in his career so far. And it was just a measly home run down for nothing. In the middle of part of the game. So I think for myself just to be able to see this. I never did ever get a curtain call and this dude right here. He's getting curtain called every night. So pool halls man that was amazing. You're one of the game's best in my mind either. Hammer Miguel Cabrera, one of the best right handed at bats that I think will ever see. But for you guys meant to see something like this, how magical was that, you know, his career is coming to a halt short to an end. I think he's got three more years left on his contract, but just to be able to see how he came back. There's not an empty seat in the house and every time he got to the plate man people were standing on their feet that was awesome to see everyone talks about the fans and Saint Louis did, what was that experience like for you playing in Saint Louis? Because you feel that when you're playing like everyone talks about their knowledge of the game. They respect for the games how much they appreciate it. Obviously they showed Albert who played ten amazing. Maybe the greatest ten-year stretched that we've seen maybe Mike trout's on his way right now. But one of the greatest right handed here is ever, what was that, like for you, when you experienced at Saint while I can only really experience it from another place, not necessarily, Saint Louis because we only went there as a visitor. Okay. But to experience New York City, the way that Saint Louis is in my mind, I'm a little bias. I mean obviously, I love New York. My like New York is near to my heart. Place that I will always hold a very close to myself. So I think just in general to experience that, and to have that relationship with the fans, then I was lucky at fortunate enough to have there's nothing like it. So I can understand what pool host is going through a little bit when people get on their feet and welcome you back home because he did so much for that organization. And like you said, I mean any time you bring back a living legend, almost in the game of baseball to be able to experience that as from an ex athlete, or even a young athlete for him to go about his career the way that he has man has been so special Mikey? Come on. Tell me a little bit more about pools, man, how amazing this night was finding, it's gotta be amazing to walk out there and be like your people. They love you and you walk out there. And I can't imagine the feeling you go through as a player, if you go back to that team, he played for and they're like, loving the fact that you're like you're back. Yeah. Not. I got to experience a little bit of that last year old timers day. Yeah. I like to call it more of like this. I'm not necessarily an old timer. Maybe like a seasoned vet. Yesterday. The Yankees old-timer game in the Parker home run. I mean, come on probably still could go out there and shut guys down man. Totally. He could still pitch the night. And we could use that for sure. I was just gonna say I take him right now. Are you worried about going to New York? I mean you were coming from Oakland, obviously not the pressure. Not the media pressure that you see in New York City, or Boston. Not everybody can play in those big cities where it matters so much to fans. The media scrutiny on a day in day out basis were you nervous anxious excited? What was it? Like when you went tiny. I think you know about personality Brock as of now to my, I think we're seeing some stuff in the media as well in New York with the New York Mets with Ryan down with Mickey Calloway and Vargas as well for myself. Yes, I remember getting traded over to the Yankees. And I remember getting on the phone call, and I think it was on the phone like fifteen or twenty beat writers from New York. Right. I'll be Parkersburg West Virginia. I'm sitting there on the phone. I'm sweating. I'm actually sweating. Now thinking about it because you never know. Right. That relationship between athlete, and media is so important because they have so much power. And obviously, you want to give people the most respect and that's how I've always tried to go around it. But I think for myself, I just, remember being extremely nervous and just remember. Saying to myself, make sure you say all the right things. But then finally, when I got here, and New York, just kind of welcome in, I feel like they kind of let me be myself, which I think was great. But obviously winning the World Series, definitely had definitely helps moving around stuff like that. But I think for myself that when you're huge, part of that medium market, you, definitely, you have to be able to have that relationship for sure. I mean, we saw it with the Mets, it's going to be interesting to see what's going to happen. Mickey Callaway, the manager moving forward, the Mets have been in kind of a little disarray, but I think moving forward man, the media, man. They are they got a lot of power, and it's cool to be on that side now 'cause I'm like, oh, I guess I experienced it a little more. So I understand it a little more. You have to get the story. But movie, enjoy your relationship with them. Did you have any bull ups, did they miss you or anything where you kind of really had issue with them? Yeah. I think so. I think sometimes you can get a little emotional, and his athletes, you are. I mean it's a very emotional game. Sometimes people might say some things. But you gotta understand that you're the guy. They're interviewing right? They have a lot of control over what's going on? And just like Derek Jeter did his whole entire career New York. Man, I think he did it the right way. You know, we just kind of he was he was there. He can answer all the questions. And I think I learned a lot from him. I was maybe a little more upbeat on my interviews than than than the captain. But I did learn a lot from him because I think, in general when you're part of those huge media markets, little things can become very, very microscopic, and people can really kind of break them up. So I think for myself, I was lucky. I always got along with the media now we're not going to dinner and stuff like that. Right. Right. I know they have a job to do, just like a job to was there, an instance, where you're like, oh, no. I said too much there or did someone from the Anki have to come to you and be like, hey, look swish? Tone it down a little. Maybe take it down from eleven to seven. Where did you we need you to come from four hundred eighteen? But there was never incident or anything, you know what I've always been a very respectful guy, and I've really understood how the locker room relationships work and being able to have a father who played in the big leagues for ten years prior. It was easier to learn from somebody who's been there and done that. So I think I was very equipped and ready. And then that's it man. Wait. All right. Well, then we're going to get on to our next segment. We're gonna take off once against your boy, Nick Swisher filling in for rich Eisen on the rich Eisen show. Everybody's got it to do list drop off, the dry, cleaning pick-up some milk. Here's an idea. 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Why got no. Michigan. Possible to have that sitting here on the desk. It doesn't even look right? I mean, they beat us in my personality don't keep that thing away from me to right. Okay. Here we go. We we gotta get back into this Cam Newton. Now let's talk about this blew up over the week. This was absolutely amazing. When I first saw it I was wondering to myself who's Cam talking to or what's he doing there? I mean he's the biggest man on the plane doubt about it course and he's just sitting there and he's always full Cami looks great. He's flying back. But I think when I saw this I was kind of caught me off guard because it didn't look like it was in the, the first class section of the plane, right? Right. Then the discussion came up what happened. What do you think happy? Yes. So the situation here. So it's a ten hour flight back from Paris. Ten our funds and he must be going to wash Angeles. Right. Why you can you go. I've never I've never been. I've never been saying, so he's flying fined ten hours direct jets he's, he's clearly in the comfort section which gives you what. It's a few extra inches of legroom. Not a first class situation, Cam the biggest human I've ever met in my life. Thank you just say this who sixty at least wide thick all of the above he's dressed to the nines. He looks at me. Me. Why do you guys dress up when you fall in an airport? Like, what's the most dressed up you've ever been in a flight? Most of the time were wearing sweatpants sweatshirt something lives. Or jumble has owns yes. Some slots through the other day in the airport in a robe. Wow. I mean, we're getting comfy nowadays, Cuba comfortable, especially on ten hour flake. Okay. So he wants to be comfortable. He goes to the guy in the bulkheads says, hey, look offer you to switch seats with me. I'm right here. I'm like two rows back on the aisle. You're on the bulk. Look look at me. Look at me in. Hat. Can I give you shades? Let me just pull out my wallet. I have fifteen hundred on me, will you switch? Guys says no see, I think the reason why Cam's not in, I za last minute situation. I grew something must have come up. Well, he's coming to BT awards. We're last night. Maybe he's got busy there. I don't maybe he's got a maybe he's got an event. We asked to go to something needs to attend. Okay. This is the only seat available. He calls up. Calls up delta, yo I need to see I need to see what do you got? Okay. This always hire. mR Newton we're out of first class, but I can give you I'll hear and plus comfort. Okay. Cool. Take it maybe I'll switch with someone on the point. That's what I think happened. A last minute situation. He figured maybe he could talk someone into switching with him. Maybe offer up a little scratch. Yeah. Guys choose I says, no real quick. We all say, yes, right? If that happens, even if it's not Cam Newton even. If a stranger offers you fifteen hundred path is I'm lucky up. Not six five to fifty. I'm not like that. So I fit in those seats. Just perfect, bro. Right. So I'm thinking to myself, fifteen hunch, ten hours, ten hours, fit you pop on a movie put on some white noise. I'll take the fifteen hundred. I'll tell you get myself some Calloway's. I'm going back to that. You'll see. All right. So we would have we would all do it. We all agree. I agree. I can't go to the wrong guy. Obviously, did you go to the wrong guy? And that's today's poll question. Brought to you by man versus food on the cooking channel man versus food brings. You today's poll question. What's the best coach seat on the airplane talking about candy go to the wrong guy bulkhead window, that seems to be the guy that he went to bulkhead? I'll you gotta get that little extra room. But you don't get to put your bag under the seat that is true. Changer exit row window exit row. I'll, what's the best coach seat on the airplane fellas. Well, you know, those exit rows, they don't recline. Yeah. Right. Little more legroom, but not as much refined you're on the window. Could be a little chilly because those doors shoe it is called it through the window, but cold sometime airplanes or cold in Jeddah. No free. Bring a jacket. Bring a parka ourselves. Ten Zik is cold. And, you know, they don't have enough blankets on that thing, really K by the way, the last row needs blankets, too, right? True. Well. But think about it, sometimes, if you're on that exit row window, you might you might be in the three row situation to in front of you. There's no one in front of you all the legroom in the world. On the exit row window. Sometimes, sometimes it's either way, it's either way, go to Twitter right now at rich Eisen show. Swish you'll hit the re tweet, Mikey hit it. What's the best coach seat on the airplane? Okay. Nick. What is the sports equivalent of this is it guys paying for numbers like you are thirty three that you had to you had to do that? What was their scenario? So here we go. Just get traded over to the New York Yankees from the White Sox from the White Sox. Right. I had been number thirty three in Oakland. When I first came up member, and had the long greasy hair back in the day gonna go to the White Sox. And I was thirty and want to get to New York. I want to bring that back. I'm thinking to myself, this is a great opportunity or thirty three thirty three. It's always been my number. My dad was number nine and I wanted something a little different for myself, so three times threes. Nine so I had a little bit of my dad, but I had my own identity that right? Little numbers. And I remember Brian Bruni remember him back in the day he was there for the big leagues had yourself a pretty decent career. And he had number thirty three. So I mean I'm nice. I can get along with people. So I go up and I'm like, hey, man. Switching me numbers. And he's like, what are you gonna give me? I heard stories of like guys negoti Anderson, give it people Rolexes or get paid fifty thousand dollars for. And I'm like I'm lucky I'm not giving fifty stacks for that, number one it, but I don't want that four wheeled ink. I ended up paying I think is around either that was back in two thousand and nine we were talking ten years ago, so that might have been, I think I was paying, like seventy five hundred seventy five hundred ten close ten grand cash to get that number. Wow. To get it. I wanted it. How much would you gone? What was negotiated right that I think it was started off at fifteen nothing. I've made it down to ten right? So I mean it's like. A lot of money but I don't know what to say, red. It'd be to my heart, you know, so I think normal persons, like bro. That's crazy. In your last year in Atlanta dude, it was that point in time I had established myself. As a matter of fact, Terry Francona was a great guy, ended up giving me number thirty three which was great. And I think he went to number seventeen by the way, you never see, Terry Francona New Jersey anyways jersey. He was number thirty three at the time. And so he ended up giving it to me, which was great. We're going to play better there beside. I'm not gonna lie. I feel good here today, bro. Just being able to sit down with you guys. But a lot of flow so far man. Yeah, this is nice. So hit us up at richeisenshow on Twitter. What's the best coach on the airplane? If you wanna call us, of course, eight four four two four H, two O four rich any questions for swish about his owner or anything. Hit us up right now some early results. Forty four percent say exit row. I'll, I'll is the best coach seat on the airplane. I like that one. I like that one too. That's my super long legs. But I also still like being able to have my bag close to be able to grab, you know, saying, I don't I don't need to stand up to get my bag. You know what was the flights and seating situation when you were flying in the big leagues. So as actually funny, because you would think it would be the opposite way around. So when I was with the Oakland A's we had shared two planes between three teams I think it was the Oakland A's the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres at the time we shared two planes, and they had the nice like thick plus recliners right to hold on. And they were like just and then I go to New York Yankees, and I'm like, oh, I can't wait. I'm going to be able to leave things on the plane. It's probably some special plane is a regular delta seven thirty seven air force. Smack of that air, George. Up getting three seats to yourself, and that was it like for a guy like me everybody had their own rose. Gets a row, which was great. And obviously the coaches sit in first class. And then you have the media sits in the kind of the front part of the plane, and the in the business, and then the players we all sit in the back. So I don't I mean, I don't mind it. It's a lot better manage it. They want you down right outside the plane, you get right on the plane. You don't have to go through all security measures and stuff. What were the plane rides like it was? The fans kind of thing because I think a lot of guys, a lot of fans and listeners with just assume it's kind of like a party on the plane a lotta guys playing cards and sometimes it is just just talking kind of doing a little gambling. Maybe just reflecting on the game watching film. Like, what are those, I think a lot of factors go into those plane flights how much you're winning how much you're losing. Whether you have an off day the next day or not, because let's be honest, man, if you turn it up in the airplane, the night before that next day, when you come on back down chair isn't you're not feeling exactly the best. So I think obviously back in the day. I think there are a lot more stories. We obviously heard some stories about the New York Mets back in the day, trashing some planes, and I don't think it's like that anymore. I think it's a little, it's a little different now than it was back then. But yeah, I'm sure teams turn it up from time to time you get the music going. You got usually got the groups of guys. Right. You got the guys playing the music. You got the guys now that you're able to carry your electron IX. You've got guys with the XBox is and the PlayStations go in and the whole nine obviously fortnight's huge game right now. Right. And then you get the guys either in the back, right? The veteran guys either talking about the game or something like that. So there's different areas. You can go on the plane, but at the end of the day, man, you're just going to see with your boys, you gotta hang out saying you reflect on the game or not for ourselves. You know, try and catch catch up on his much sleep as possible. Teams big teams like the Yankees Red Sox playing a lot of Sunday night baseball games. Monday's, not really an off day, so you have to travel that night. So obviously a lot of the time you need to get some sleep on that plane moving forward. What, what group were you it on the plane and did that chain? Did that change in different stages of your career? Like maybe he's gonna turn it up. A little bit. More your early days in Oakland and then near the end in Cleveland, you're just kind of like the veteran coming up with the Oakland A's at the time. I mean, we were part of the moneyball crew, and we were all looking up to Jason Giambi, you know, party like a rockstar play like an all star. I mean that's thicken at the Tom, so I think for us, I mean, it was a lot easier to answer the bell when you're twenty to twenty minutes. Did it was later in your career when you're thirty four thirty five hay day on I made three days off for real? So I think, you know, those plane flights man. They do it right. I'm actually really excited to get the opportunity to travel with the Yankees to London to you're going. Yeah, I was invited by the Yankees myself as long as the rest of the rest of the special advisers move before, like Mariano Rivera. Eddie Pettit Carlos BELTRAN myself. I don't know how I got in this list, but they vitamin B man of so excited to be there. And, you know, I love the Yankees family to me and to be able to hold that against you. It's, it's all right. You know, you're being town guy and you say we live in the past, and we're fine with that. We're talking about. Zack got a lot of fast. A lot of got a little fast that Tom Brady thing, but they're just coming from. Exactly. Yeah. I wanna talk about this London thing, real quick. I think I'm not I'm not sold on this. I'm not sure it's a good idea. I I'm not sure why they're doing it. Maybe kinda shed some light on people like me, who are against this. Why is this good for baseball? I think we're just trying to globalize the game. I think that's what we're trying to do. I think we're just trying to make this game everywhere in the world, and obviously, it's huge here. It's huge in the Latin countries, but I was want to expand. Right. And I think everything we've seen with football games going over there. We want to do that the same thing with baseball. And I think the Commissioner is doing a good job. Obviously, there's a lot of goodwill going over there, we've got a couple of dinners we have to be at. We're doing a big kids clinic as well. Just trying to make the game more accessible on. I think when you take two of the most historic franchises in baseball history. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, and you play, two games said, Whibley field. I mean come on, man. You couldn't ask for anything more as a fan. I mean, this is like the first time that, that everybody is going to have the opportunity to go out and see a lot of our games, great player. So I think it's definitely a goodwill, mission a little bit. You know it's nice because you travel over Wednesday. You get over there Thursday. You have Thursday and Friday off. Let your body get used to where you're at the time change the whole nine then you play game on Saturday Sunday. And then you fly back to New York you have Monday off. So I think you're doing a good job of giving guys enough time off to get their bodies ready, because at the end of the day, this is business and you need to be able to, you know play your game at a high level. And her stand all of that. But baseball has baseball has so many issues here in America. It's the oldest sport in terms of average age of the fan. And I think so much could be done here at home to grow the game and encourage Kerr's youth to to to play. So there are younger fans and that can carry on to the next generation. I think that's kind of my point. And people, of course, other people's points who are against this. And so why, why try to expand in well everybody over there has never gotten the opportunity to witness our game of close. And I think that we're just trying this. Right. Just to see what it does. I think, you know, major league baseball on my mind. I think we have the greatest, we have the greatest four going and. Yeah, we may have older fans. But we got we got some great fans and hopefully we can gain a little more from this trip, I think taking over guys like Mukhi pets and Giancarlo Stanton. Aaron judge just for these people to literally physically see them. Mm up close and personal. I think that helps a lot. I think it's great for our game just globalizing it with with his big of a game that we have we got players from coming all over the place. I think that's what we're trying to do. So I think for me I think it's great. It's going to be a lot of fun, and it's going to be my first time over in London. I'm going to be the guy like this would be like taking pictures. I'm going to be the cheese full tires. Help it been to London before whole for. Right. I'm not I'm not much of a like a global traveler, I think I've been. I did I did a couple of military trips and went to Afghantistan. I've been to Greece Spain Italy, but all a military basis. So for myself just to be able to experience this and not only that I'm excited to see the energy in that stadium. We come on the bus and Red Sox, and the New York Yankees in London. This is going to be amazing man for myself could not be more honored to be going over. I imagine a lot of the players kind of probably feel as same as you've never really traveled overseas, before, especially to place with as much as oracle significance as London has, and so yeah, I'm looking forward. I hope baseball, does it right. I hope it's a huge success. I'm just kinda skeptical because there are a lot of issues underlying major league baseball here in the states. Yeah. Well, also think too, I mean, you got to remember, just a security purposes of everything to right. You're going to make sure you've got to keep these guys protected the whole night and I'm sure moving forward. There's going to be a lot of security going forward with this trip. I'm excited to go over there and see what it's going, I mean, there's problems in every sport. Right. So it's like you can't just single out baseball because we got problem. Here comes in every sport we're doing right. I think baseball's just trying to do their best to try and gain viewership. Right. Gain fans take it to them, rather than thinking that they have to come to us. Right. So I think the commissioners doing a good job. We got a lot of excitement in the game. We got a youth movement going on which is amazing and to see these young kids, come up at such young ages, and compete at such high levels, man. I mean you dream about stuff like that. I mean, we're seeing what's happened with the Los Angeles Dodgers come on the last three nights. Three back to back to back. Walk off home runs by rookies that just doesn't happen at all. So I think where we are in the game right now. We're kind of moving all Morton upwards. And I think for us to be able to have those people that are able to come to the stadium experience our game. I think it's going to help out in the great next segment. We're going to have you play Commissioner then. Right. Let's kid it. Let's do it Commissioner Swisher. No, man. That could do that. Totally. I don't know. All right. 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Chris Brockman, doing is man, he made it was waiting, and that handsome, gentlemen, sitting over there, Michael del tufo, looking good. Very good to see. I love that Calloway had to got rocking. The has your golf game. It's getting better because I got my new Calloway's. Thanks to cow. There you go. Yeah. A little late. Father's Day situation or just because just because just complain. I'm having fun though. I'm just learning. I'm starting can't play with the big boys yet. There you go. You're making your way swish. Let's keep talking baseball here. Let's make you Commissioner over the day. Make you Commissioner for the day. What's the biggest thing you would change about today's game? Yeah. You know what I think that we do have the biggest gay or the best game going right now? And there's like you're saying there's a lot of things going on. Right. With the pitch clocks and all this stuff. I think for myself I'm a baseball purist, right. Like I'm not necessarily historian of the game but I had a father that played in the seventies and the early eighties. So I go back. Right. My generation, we knew who all the players were. We followed them. We had baseball cards, the whole nine so I don't know. I think from the players perspective. When I watch a game sometimes and I see how the stadiums aren't filled up with fan. Sometimes you wish it was filled up. So right if there wasn't anything that I'd want to change, maybe I would say like for. One week out of the season shut the TV deals down make fans come into the stadium. Get that energy up because for myself being an energy guy, right? You feed off those people in the stands, I was lucky enough to play in New York City, and obviously Yankee Stadium brother just pack them in. So you just feel that as as a player you feel that energy on the field. So I think I would like for that to happen for a lot of other teams as well because you do get those opening day, you know, maybe like fourth of July big games Memorial Day weekend. David kim. So I think for myself, maybe that or maybe, for maybe being the Commissioner, maybe you actually write out all the unwritten rules, which would be kinda funky because there are a lot of unwritten rules in the game of baseball that people don't really understand, like, what's the one that's the most annoying to you written rule. I don't know. I think that one that kind of comes to mind real fast is you don't bunt on somebody throwing a no hitter. Right. People don't really understand that you're thinking yourself while you're just trying to get on base. But at the end of the day. Hey, man Ernie way obey this guy's pitching, you know, one on one competition. So I think for myself maybe maybe bring the fans back into the stadium. Maybe do some more fun things at the ballpark. Maybe do some great. Giveaways or anything like that. And not ninety seconds thoughts on the shift. I know we talk about all the time. It's a big topic of conversation between me and rich were not in favor of it. Really? Do you think there should be a rule in place to kind of discourage the shift, what's your take on that? I think anytime the analytics come into play you have to be open to that, right? It is. It's giving you a percentage of an advantage. So I think if you go to Vegas and I told you, hey man, you've got a forty six percent chance of winning this game or you have a thirty six percent chance of winning this game. What are you gonna do? You're gonna take that forty six percent chance. So I think you see, I think we saw rich. He got really frustrated when the shift was on right when he kind of bloop one the other way, there's a reason why players are in those positions. Because the percentages say that right and over an entire hundred sixty two games, set those analytics work, it may not be as much in the off in the postseason but they worked during the regular season. So I think for myself, I wish you know. These young kids are coming up with the shift so it's nothing different for them. They're used to this people like myself in the has been guys. Right. We're like, Wow Did. They take that shift away. That's not baseball. But for these young kids, this is the game of baseball that they're learning to play. Right. Well, I gotta tease tease. My guy man my guy. Mardy fish is coming in. I am so geeked. Right. One of my best buddies, dude, ex top ten player in the world. US Davis, captain. Oh man. Come on from Minnesota. We're gonna talk about twins. We're gonna talk about all sorts of good stuff when we come back Mardy fish on the rich Eisen show. 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Hour 1: ACTUALLY leading with the Mets

The Stephen A. Smith Show

36:43 min | 1 year ago

Hour 1: ACTUALLY leading with the Mets

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I don't give a damn about the mets I leave the GEICO those of you nationwide who may not know who that is down while the Greg is an absolutely fabulous radio host partnering with Michael Kennedy. Mike okay show every weekday in New York City. Don WanNa Greco knows his hockey to the only thing I know about hockey puck is black. That's about it and it's played on ice as I don't know damn thing about hockey okay but when it comes to these mets notice much data Yankees I noted for three consecutive year. They've missed the postseason season. Mickey callaway has just been fired has demanded Joe for the mets despite winning going seventy seven and eighty five last year improving by nine nine games eighty six to seventy six this year being a manager that was exiled after recording a winning record in that particular season their wagon the general manager for the New York mets clearly wants to different direction put his own prints the franchise he came a year after Mickey callaway was hired as manager. That's not his choice. He's stomach. If this season now he's gone now. He's gone. I gotta say this. I feel bad for Mickey callaway. I do Brodie van wagon in executive. Vp and GM decided to let this man go look. Let me say this. We all know p the laws was start taught as a rookie fifty three home runs which was erected a hundred and twenty rb is the kid was absolutely fabulous. I know you brought on Robson could know spend most of the year engine I got news for you with the money he's making thirteen home runs thirty nine yards in one hundred seven games with a two fifty six batting average that ain't sellin nothing Rosario and Todd Frisian. Jd Davidson these boys I get it you got some respectable talent Conforto as well as forget him and his thirty three home runs Mickey Calloway did not do an awful job. The mets who we determined long ago was a practical wasteland in route to nowhere resurrected their season and for time the mets were the best story in baseball they were absolutely fabulous sustainability matters and they didn't have that capability and as a result they are moving on and by the way as much as as I respect Mickey callaway for the job that he did. They're moving on at the right time because I'm GonNa tell you look a number of reduced extraordinaire Jonathan. We're looking at my man in JC. Let me tell you something right now. When you look at some of the candidates out there I don't mind I really really don't mind I'm gonNA tell you right? Now you got Joe got let go about a cubs. Although he did sort of press conference with a glass of wine it's very relaxed and cool with the decision you gotta Joe Giradi and Buck showalter out there established bona fide managers. We all know what they bring to the table me personally I I like a Joe Girardi as much as I love and appreciate the job that Aaron Boone is done for the New York Yankees and there is no question at this particular juncture considering his relationship chip and the way he's cultivated those relationship with the Yankees he's the right man for the job and he deserves our credit and our respect particularly as a former colleague here at ESPN. I love of Arab. You'll love the job done but it doesn't mean that I was happy to see Joe. Giradi leave because I think Joe Giradi a hell of a manager and I think one of the first thing the mets you do pick up the phone and call him Walter not so much. I know he's Great. I know as now as a baseball is impeccable double. I get all of that but I can't forget how pathetically awful the Baltimore Orioles were in his last year there be John. That's just me does this mean. I'm a Joe Girardi kind of guy and I guess one could argue after managing alleging the New York Yankees for so many years in the Bronx talk about a step down going all the way to quit going over queen the coach the manager Max and if he wants I respect that maybe Joe Girardi canned up in Chicago. Maybe you could do that that way. We don't have to worry about whether or not Joe Girardi massaging egos was he sabotaging young players because he's so stoic and hard cohen principle in so many ways which surly isn't a bad thing that might be something to younger generations gravitates to whereas with the Chicago cubs. It ain't necessarily the younger a good generation anymore these aimed puppets. You got some experiments do on that squad. Maybe Joe Girardi is what the Chicago Cubs Ni. If I'm Joe matted some people say the San Diego Padres is the best job to take as far as I'm concerned if I got an opportunity to manage Mike Trout. I'm GONNA probably do that. San Diego or Anaheim is though should work for Joe Mad but to me Joe Joe Girardi should be New Yorker Chicago Buck showalter you I don't know I just don't know because you lose widow and say is this false. I like what he's doing. The man hasn't had a relatively small exceptional career but I will remind everybody last time I saw him. Use Me last time I saw so book show to managing a team. The man was forty seven and one fifteen. I'M GONNA repeat. I understand how bad the orioles were understand. That's not his fault in four years with the New York Yankees. He won't fifty percent of his games in three years with Arizona Donna Donna he won't fifty one percent of his games. In four years with the Texas Rangers he won forty nine percent of his games and a Baltimore Orioles the same this man was a manager in Major League Baseball for twenty years and never won more than fifty percent of his gapes y'all. I don't need that if I'm the mets at the end of the day. We don't know what books are Walter knows but we do know you recognize that. If you recognize reckitt is ain't nowhere around period what's one hundred games with Arizona. diamondbacks didn't do anything in the POSIES. We got a call like we see it. Do We not twenty years as a manager never won more than fifty percent of his games and that was only once if I'm the mets sets up the different than that I just do ladies and gentlemen. I just do edited say. ESPN it's edited to three seven. Seven six just read a report here. Remember Girardi was my number one choice. We didn't `send wide said months ago. They reported the mets have done background work on the former Yankees. Manager team has expressed concerns about Girardi sometimes tends to mean and will play in the media but are drawn to his skill intelligence and experience Giradi wants to manage again and we'll consider the mets okay then this book show Walter weeded from SNL Wa Andy Martino Martino Buck showalter a brilliant and polarizing figure in the game as supporters and detractors in the mets organization. Some folks are impressed by Walter Charisma and instincts of wonder how collaborative he can be expected to be on a list of potential candidates so I was right about those two Louis Ross the mets quality control coach is seen as a promising managerial prospect. Some influential folks organization believe he is not quite ready and should be a bench coach. Excuse excuse me a quality control coach be elevated to a manager in the media capital World Hell no he needs to wait the the experience and they come back to the mets as a manager Mike athenee remember the former manager for the Saint Louis Cardinals here's what they say about on wall several folks in a game have noted them Thenia Fred wilpon closer than people realize because the University of Michigan connection with eds widely expected to be the next manager manager of the Kansas City royals. He is tightly wound and might struggle in New York studio because of the connection is named could arise in a mess process. I will say this. I had the pleasure of its view. You Mike Athenee one time I only met once. I don't know anything about him. Compared to what folks who actually cover the sport of baseball no but I will tell you this he certainly early this strike me as tightly wild up. I tell you that he seemed like a relatively personable. Do maybe it was because he was there to promote a book out no but he seems to have a nice personality seem pretty cool to me tightly wound stuff how accurate that is then this. Aj hinch mental astros manager their favorite to win the world series with that rotation led Berlanda Coal Grinky. I can't see anybody be in them. Even though the Yankee supposedly are very very confident but Astros manager apparently is brody van wagon. It's close friend and industry speculation has swirled for mouth that the mets might try to trade for him. This one is likely that remained an interesting room without folks with the situation say that while Hinch may might be ready for new challenges manage a managerial pro-trade or manager Trey would be simply too complicated and too much of a long shot. Here's what I'll tell you should be a long shot John j let me tell you something. Do you have any idea idea what should happen to an manager for the Astros who would think about leaving take the mets job that person should be drug tested immediately immediately immediately if AJ hinch was to leave the astros to go and take over the New York mets coaching job he could see should be psychologically ecologically tested. Something is definitely wrong with him. Oh by the way David Cohen Former Major League Baseball pitcher former a former met right and current. Yes broadcasts broadcaster also has a desire to manage. He's let that be known. I mean after all at once Aaron Boone did it with the New York Yankees. Why not do do it? If you're David Cone. He is deeply conversant in analytics and an affable communicator. The mets likely I prefer experienced because could represent an aaron boone tight moonshot all right. I like that worth consideration. Bruce Bochy alleged last year in San Francisco Franscisco. That's what this past season was. If the giants Legend Saas unretired for twenty twenty word is the mets won't see him as a fit understood joe man. The Friends of the Ouster Cup skipper expected to become the next manager of the angels. Let me guess Pe- Lonzo all my trout. I love Lonzo Alonso Lovell proud of the job he did this year. Fifty three home runs fifty three he might trout. Let's be clear trout as a bear brother idea so all of those things that things are consider my money. I'd better if they you know what they're doing. Over the in Queens I would bet my money on Joe Girardi being the next manager for the New York mets or at least have the option to accept the job will not accept the job. That's just me I mean after all. He was a Yankee follows. Yes he does have a winning pedigree. He does a little thing too about winning which the boys in Queens should be infected by. ESPN it's seven to nine thousand seven hundred sixty or listening live to the Stephen Smith show ESPN RADIO ESPN news. There's also a Thursday night football game coming up Seattle seahawks will be hosting the Los Angeles Rams and they are a couple of thoughts that I think come into my first things first I personally oh Russell Wilson an apology because while we've been sitting here marveling at the greatness of Patrick Mahomes F a couple couple of weeks marveling at the improvement of Lamar Jackson from last year to this year in a process that of Dak Prescott as well we forgot that there's a particular quarterback in the NFC. I've seen play a better than anybody in the conference. His name would happen to be Russell. Wilson complete nearly seventy three percent of his passes seventy two point nine to be exact dwarf over eleven hundred yards throwing eight touchdowns zero interceptions to seahawks for three Ron and Russell Wilson is clearly leading the way. What the hell is there talk about? How do we have these conversations and we don't have to we don't include Russell Wilson in the mix considering his level of flagrant greatness at some point in time? When are we going to give this brother to respect and the love that he deserves? When are we going to do that? What are we going to do that? We need to stop get I act together and we need to do a better job of giving his brother praise the he deserves now. We go find find out tonight but it's going to be mainly about these Los Angeles Rams. The weather's expected to be a little cold obviously raining in Seattle as it usually does and because of that reality you got issues. We understand that we truly do okay but because of that you shouldn't be too much throwing the football that's A. B. You should expect more run in particularly when Seattle Seattle just ran the football effectively against the Arizona cardinals this past week so let's make sure we're clear about that. Okay if you see Hawks football that's what you WANNA do figure out a way to get it done against against the Los Angeles Rams and why wouldn't you just think about what you've been doing last three weeks hundred fifty fifty one hundred and eight hundred fifteen yards rushing back into your identity and that's what we gotta road. That's what we gotTA. I don't remember when it comes to Seattle me. While have you seen the rams. Have you seen the rams. See what's is GonNa make things interesting. Is that if you are going up against the rams who gave a fifty five points to the Tampa Bay buccaneers last weekend. What are you going to last week? They let Tampa throw for three hundred and seventy seventy six yards passing after giving up one hundred seven twenty seven yards on the ground a game one. They haven't given up one hundred yards on the ground that gets all these Cleveland Cleveland Tampa that much is true but when you look at the Los Angeles Rams their problem is offense because even though Jared Goff through F- over five hundred yards and two touchdowns downs last week you also to to insertions not only did he throw three interceptions not only was that bad enough. Let's also remember the fact that he threw the four sixty eight times. Let's also remember the fact then are running the damn football. The ranch ran for a total of ninety yards on the ground Tom Against Cleveland and a total of twenty eight yards on eleven carries last week against Tampa. Sixty Times just wanted eleven times and expect that to be good for you. Somehow someway van was to figure it out I think because this is a short week and the game is in Seattle. We're noise nauseam that raucous crowd will obviously be a factor. I think is going to be too much for the rams to overcome and I think that the rent that the seahawks find a way to win this game because the reality is I believe in Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Russell Wilson more than I believe in Jared Jared Goff off just do it eight say. ESPN it's edited seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to Steven Eight. ESPN THE RADIO ESPN news. Let's get right to it before we go to break. Let's go to Sean you lava Stephen. They go ahead Sean. Hey Steven A. I've been a lifelong met fan and watching them. Do Anything has been an exercise in futility. Mickey callaway was ill equipped to manage became an as a pitching Chang expert couldn't handle the bullpen for anything couldn't handle the offense for anything or the starting pitching if the mets know. I know what they're doing. They're going to hire someone with experience like Girardi or show. Walter are not some Newbie like Joel spot from Houston or are there quality control coach. Would you prefer I'd prefer Girardi or even Bruce. Bochy Bruce Bochy retired and I doubt he'll he'll come out of retirement to to to to manage mets. That's just my personal opinion. I have no knowledge whatsoever but my personal opinion is that I I I find hard to believe he'll come out of retirement to manage the mets. I think Girardi would be a better shot. I'll tell you this too. I'll tell you this to this. Do Jacob degrom when you're going to get worried about wasting away his best years nobody in the mets language get worried about wasting away his he's thirty one years old. He's got an e R three. I mean when you look at what he does and what he brings to the table. He's absolutely fantastic. We get some help. What are you GonNa do that? Honey sit up straight phase their waste away the career as like this. We gotta do something I I wish to Yankees a guy. I really really do it at eight say. ESPN inundate seven to nine three seven six. We'll get to your calls and more than minutes. 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My only concern would be the Houston Houston Astros at the antibody described anybody else to beat the Yankees. Nobody not the dodgers not the braves that the nationals nobody absolutely nobody not to raise. Nobody I think the only thirteen standing in the way of a twenty twenty eighth world series the Reese Championship for the greatest franchise in the history of sports is Houston Astros that is what I believe go back to the phones. Josh Alava Stephen was up. Oh Steven naismith yours so so wrong about buck showalter and the mets I think you are Solich. in my opinion is one of the greatest managers of the generation like I don't them for like you're giving them enough credit for what he did for the Yankees in in the nineties way different Zona in two thousand and if you remember correctly from two twenty twelve to 2016 Orioles had the best record in the MLB that's in the same division with the New York Yankees Tampa Bay rays in the Boston red sauce when Obama yeah I'm aware of I'm aware of what he did one year in Baltimore. I'm aware that from twenty to twenty six teams when the mid mid way from the restaurants when it will talk show wall oh to was going to be great as managers who buck showalter is he's major league baseball is version of Larry Brown Larry Brown an NBA used to have the nickname Mr fixit member that wherever he went to team got better and he went to the hall of fame because of it and I get that but ultimately had to go to Detroit Lion I'm sorry to Detroit Pistons and coach Chauncey billips Tae Sean Prints Rip Hamilton Rashid and Ben Wallace and those boys mom and Lindsey Hunter and others to a title before he was recognized for the greatness that he had repeatedly put on display spanning decades because he was devoid of that chip and all. I'm saying to you when you look at Buck showalter and I'll tell you you that this man has not been synonymous with championships. Okay I mean. I don't think that's farfetched. I don't think that's beyond the Pale. Do you have to look at what the oils like I in the most recently arranged it for a boxer also never around him with good pitcher and I do not have to look at any of that. All I have to look at that the reason I don't have to look at that because I never said he was a bad manager. I never said he wasn't a good manager. I said my preference for the mets. Situation would be Joe Giradi him already so what he did for the Yankees. I know you WANNA. I know you wanNA title with the Yankees. I know that much I agree with the most talented group to to get that talent to walk show Walker I short you will become the mets savior. Okay letting you know all right. We'll become that met save you listen. I'm looking at bug show Walter and when you look at book show Walter and his resume he lost in L. D. S. were the Yankees one time in four years. He went to the postseason as a wants. He Lost Okay all right in three years with Arizona he went to the postseason he lost and and and how many years in in Texas for years nothing in Baltimore from two thousand and ten to two thousand eighteen he went to the postseason three times okay one of those times he went to the I got it understand. The resume is is solid and I know his baseball knowledge is impeccable. I'm not questioning it. I just have a personal preference and he ain't it appreciate your call. Let's go to joe you lava Stephen Subject. Hey Steven A. this wanted to say thank you for answering call and I know this is going to be a little off topic but I just wanted to get your opinion it in about the saint like or you think the saints season could possibly and the saints Fan I can win at all. I think the saints win all if drew breeze comes back healthy and their defense continues to play the way they played against Dallas last week because he I think I think you can rely on Michael Thomas in Albuquerque erotic. They're reliable commodities. I think the question is drew. Brees can't be unhealthy and that defense has to continue to deliver you hold on for thirty five yards rushing and neutralize their passing game of the process. You got to be able to do that again. Some of the other teams in the National Football League particularly really you have to do it against an Rogers and Green Bay you might have to do it against Matt Ryan and Atlanta because even though they're they're auto wanted three star and it's not impressive. We can't tonight effect that Julio Jones Muhammadu Calvin really all the same skoll with Matt Ryan can't ignore Seattle can't ignore the the Los Angeles Rams because their offense can't ignore Carson wentz and Philadelphia Eagles can't ignore the Detroit lions right now the way they're looking and the way Matt Patricia has them a player can ignore any of it. Even you think they can't learn what Teddy Bridgewater EPA help no not championship they can win games that gets you to the postseason championship the ship hell no Pecan. We're told he bridgewater. I just told you I don't believe it. I think he's a relatively pedestrian quarterback. He's a game. He's a game manager. I don't think he's a difference maker. I don't think he's a scrub but I don't think he's a difference maker. You need drew brees. You need to greatness drew brees to deliver your championship championship and you better get that back because if you don't get that back you ain't going nowhere very have a nice day. Let's go to Melvin. You'll obviously there was a melon. Hey Steven Nice first time caller it'd be credited show on an JC say what's up okay and also I wanNA honest. I got a question about the mess but I wanted to but you boy ten thirty. It's thirty and we'll production the system that'd be so nice finally to talk to Iran altered and this man you should keep Mickey callaway. Excuse me I keep saying Mickey should've had a another year now now no he didn't knock your socks off. I mean the first half of the season was awful. The second half they went on a run and they were the most exciting team in baseball about three weeks then after that they tailed off to the phillies international's number three he wasn't brought van wagon this choice he arrived the year before the GM and executive vp and I think we're in van wagon and has every right to one on his own guy. Particularly when you consider the quality of managers that are available in the open market right now I think because understand stand being that Diaz some trash familiar with tries and we had we want to work forty six twenty six off at all stop right there and we will play right injuries yeah so I mean baseball's off man by two years then not tender. There's nothing that Mickey Calloway did the any of those manages all right Joe Madden Joe Girardi Book Show Walters. There's nothing that Mickey Calloway did those guys can't do in his replay as his replacement right right or a school man so yeah. She's taking my call man. Thank you very much damage. ACS It all right no problem Jordan and you lava Stephen. They go ahead. Hey what's what's up man I just wanted to talk about the game tonight will Wilson and Golf Seattle and the Rams you know Wilson's coming in with second consecutive wins on Thursday night football football he's six and eight against the Rancho with three straight losses he's GonNa be at home and especially when I think we're GOP only putting up two touchdowns last week against against the Tampa Bay buccaneers what three interceptions girl you only have what I think sixteen yards with five Kerry's It's GonNa be a good one but I don't think the rams are GonNa come through where victory tonight. I don't think so either I think the weather combined with that crowd on the road the noise factor etc.. I think it's GonNa compromise their passing game. It's GonNa Lean on running football more and I don't think Todd Gurley is one hundred percent healthy to run particularly against that defense in that weather. I'm going with the SEAHAWKS wall I agree. I agree all right appreciate the call. Thank you so much it eight say. Espn you listen live to Steven A. ESPN radio ESPN news also let's go to jeff you'll subjects. Hey Steven first time longtime curious. What are your thoughts on Menchu is he? The the real deal and through the Jaguars have a chance of winning sufficient. Well first of all anybody looks. Anybody looks like the real deal when you succeed in Blake Bortles so let's put that in it's proper perspective. We can't ignore north. That's number one number. Two Nick foles got there. He's the one you acquired a free agency and brought him a Philadelphia but he got hurt in the first half of game one number three you look at their defense. Jacksonville has equality defense. It's a damn shame that all that's been going on. There have been going on particularly the League Jalen Ramsey wanting to be traded because he can't stand Tom Coughlin and you got Chad con the owner for the Jacksonville Jaguars saying we're not GONNA continue consider trading Jalen Ramsey because we're a better team with them which is perfectly logical why he would take that position and why he would make that decision but it doesn't gate the fact that all it's going to do is make life uncomfortable uncomfortable because Jalen Ramsey is not gonna sit idly by and to live in his in his situation and being a not wanting to be there. What have you so that's not a good look either so that could be the potential for more friction there last night at least when you get back to you you know what let's face reality we appreciate the fact that he played good against Tennessee on Thursday night? We got that and he filled in admirably wants. Nick foles went down. We get that but we really really be an honest reason why we're waving about Menchu because of his he do is mustache and his wardrobe. That's right. I said it if it was if he just looked like some regulo cookie could've quarterback. Would you be raving about him like this. We were GONNA win. I'm just saying I don't know if you'd be raving about him like this. You'd be talking about Jacksonville and giving him credit fulfilling in well but he wouldn't be this rave that he is if it wasn't for the way he looked and the way he dressed and y'all all know it. That's why they got some special date over the next two games where where they're selling stuff where you got people who can dress like in with fake mustaches look like in with their here do in all of this other stuff because he's a fee non right now so basically you know what he's getting his fifteen seconds of fame as we speak but it'd be he really knocking your socks off yet. No and I'm not saying he can't I like them. I like what I've seen thus far but as the season progresses more films coming out on him. Let's see how he does and let's see how he responds to the adversity that will inevitably be thrown in his direction but right now all you gotta do a mustache and wardrobe. If it wasn't for that you will be talking about him like this. You're right take it easy. GotTa run it at eight say. ESPN is editing seven two the three seven seven six. You Ain't bring up none of that stuff to talk about Patrick Mahomes you know why because that brothers on another level that's not what anybody's talking about. What meant you Gardner Minch you? His Daddy's an audience by the way it was a beautiful beautiful pitcher daddy they're pumping his fist and inspiring his son beautiful look love seeing that his pops is they're giving them more love and support in the world and misuse done nothing to deserve any kind of criticism and I'm not trying to give it to him. He doesn't deserve any criticism and I'm not trying to give it to all. I'm saying is is that the difference between him doing being a backup who's playing well and might becoming a starter or being apartments you or the face of men's shoe. Mania mania is his wardrobe his mustache and is he ado data's it. 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Hour 1: Is Vince A Genius?

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

35:18 min | 1 year ago

Hour 1: Is Vince A Genius?

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He is a father for the first time But weirdly I would say he is still a crazy passionate professional wrestling fan up until this year he had made many consecutive trips to Wrestlemainia and furthermore the last two months to God says we've been doing this show during the pandemic. I've seen more wrestling then. I saw in my childhood because every day Mike Ryan comes in here and he turns on some match from the nineties that is totally racist. Totally sexist and totally wonderful and he stands in front of the television smiling like a child. Now I will tell you that just moments ago I learned for the first time that sargent slaughter did not serve in the military. I guess I know that I know yes I know. Put It on the pole at Lebatardshow. Billy did you know that. Sargent slaughter didn't serve in the military. Evidently this was a scandal exposed. Just a couple of months ago like he's been taking all those. Thank you for your service for decades and it was only revealed a couple of months ago but the reason that I bring this up beyond the fact that one of the things that Mike Ryan has done more than anything is pointed the television and say over the last two months. He's dead he's dead he's dead. He's dead. All of those guys next Bobby. Heenan or dead like the death rate in wrestling is crazy. What a sad way to watch something that brought so much happiness to so many people a seriously but his childhood never dies because honest to God. You should see the smile on his face. But the reason I bring all of this up Stu God's is because in the days of my very very naive youth. I was always confused. When dusty Rhodes would inevitably lose a loser leave town Mac and then return in a mask as the midnight rider. Same Body same blonde. Curls never been proven. It's never been proven. We tried to interrogate his son the couple of weeks ago and it did not work but the reason. I bring that up. I don't know if that's still a gimmick. The loser leaves town match or returning as persona wearing a mask. The other thing that happened with him is then he'd get into a match and they'd pull off his mask reveal that it was dusty. Rhodes but he would be. He'd be wearing another mass was playing chess out and that was another man. But Vince McMahon is doing the equivalent of the midnight rider the xfl is bankrupt. He he filed for bankruptcy. And now it's being reported that the xfl which should have a buyer it's short get a buyer now that you could buy it at a discount rates man. There are a whole lot of companies right now that you could buy at a discount rate. It's a good buying time if you have money on discount rates and things out of bankruptcy but Vince McMahon who filed bankruptcy evidently reportedly is now trying to buy the xfl classic McMahon Swerve filed for bankruptcy. Make all sorts of insurance claims. Don't pay Oliver Luck. The money that you promised him and buy it under a shadow corporation back at a cut rate price. This is amazing. It should be midnight. Rider Inc is what he should call it. He fires Oliver Luck. Twenty million dollar salary he fires him for cause and one of the causes using his business phone as a personal phone. It was ridiculous thing. There's no way that holds up. He's just hoping that the argument brings enough lawyers that they can settle it so he doesn't have to give him the full twenty million so it gets back at a reduced price and get the luck salary off the books. I mean McMahon's a genius the others. This is important to note that this isn't one hundred percent verified. This is according to feelings at creditors. Have and the fact that venues in I believe. Saint Louis and Seattle received calls from a front office type that used be with the xfl about extending possible lease agreements. Third Time's a charm. The triple xfl. Vince McMahon Stu God's a whole lot of people obviously find him incredibly shady and he has been kind of given what he is commissioning. He tried to purchase the credibility of Oliver Lock. Who sort of the opposite of Vince? Mcmahon TO RUN HIS LEAGUE The thing that I wanted to ask you about those two gods as it relates to commissioners right because Vince McMahon ridiculously was on these. Open the economy calls along with a whole bunch of other people who shouldn't have been on those calls from sports and I wanted to talk to you about the Commissioner's in football and basketball. And just how amazingly dispirit the relationship with the players is because I have found fairly astounding? Okay that in basketball the respect for Adam silver is so great that you will not find a dissenting word from an owner from a player. The respect is so large for this man's grace his decency his leadership his wisdom that you will not find anybody saying anything bad about him. While in football players have no problem whatsoever just crushing the commissioner. The media has no problem whatsoever. Crushing the Commissioner. Sean Payton doesn't have any problem feeling wronged by the commissioner and it's such a different way of leadership we've talked so much of the last couple of days about Michael Jordan's last couple of months Michael Jordan style of leadership and that. There's not only one way to do it. There are many ways to do it. The preferred way though Stugatz has to be Adam silver's like the preferred way in terms of the respect. You've accrued where people just seemed trust that you're going to do what's in their best interest. What's in the sports best interests? Even if those interests aren't aligned between owners and players. Well what do you attribute that to is it? Because added includes his players in the decision making process he actually causes players. He gets their feelings gets their viewpoints gets a bunch of different viewpoints ultimately makes his decision but he is getting a lot of different opinions from a lot of different places. I think that helps. It feels like the other leagues are so adversarial it's US versus and he's like Hey let's attack this together. Well here's one of the reasons. I would put very high on the list. Adam silver is usually the smartest guy in whatever room? He's walking into. He's walking into some pretty important rooms with some pretty important people. That's one thing. Say whatever you will about Roger Goodell I think if we put them next to each other and just simply ask people from a perception standpoint. Who's smarter Roger Goodell or Adam Silver? I think most people would say Adam silver. That's one part of it. The other part of it though is that he is a partner an ally with his players even as he works for the owners. It's not quite as obvious as it is with Roger. Goodell that he works with the owners and Roger Goodell. I remind you gots. Had a very good cue rating. When he was iron fisted guy cleaning up the bad boy behavior off the field right up until bountygate and he lost everyone. Bountygate like the saints had no problem calling bull bleep on that and that is where he started to spiral in terms of what his reputation is. But it is when you put them next to each other. Never mind even that never mind even next to each other. When you think of Commissioners Bettman exists to be booed ceiling before Manfred exists to be booed. People are now coming down and Manfred from every angle. Even though he hasn't been there very long what you're looking at Adam. Silver doesn't have a lot of recent precedent in terms of integrity at the position and respect that the position. I don't even know Vincent. How far back do I need to go before I get someone? Who's as universally respected like somebody? Give me something that you've heard anyone say about Adam silver publicly where you're like. That's the criticism that seems valid. That's a pretty high profile position to have nobody coming after you up until you know the China stuff that ends up dividing. Everybody was David Stern respected. This way was Pete Rozelle respected this way. Roselle probably was yeah and Stern. Stern stern was respect but he was more like goodell than like silver. Like silver. Took some of the good from stern but he He got rid of some of the bad like he doesn't do the dictators stuff. Geico gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven which means that Geico is always therefore you if only everyone was always there for you like your wife when you forget your keys at work. I am looking for the spare house key. Maybe I can get through. The window turns out the alarm works. It works fast. You should probably call me back. 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Maratha can help by improving engine performance with quality top tier gasoline marathon fueling the American spirit download subscribing review. Espn daily available. Wherever you enjoy your podcast rob riggle is going to join us in a little over an hour dominic foxworth going to join us in the eleven o'clock hour as well a weird thing that has been happening during the pandemic as it relates to this radio show. Is We stop talking? Go off the air. And then everyone on the show decides to have the more interesting conversation so as soon as we went off the air stu gods objected to something. I said about Roger Goodell in the first segment. It would have been wonderful to hear that objection during the first segment but everyone's a little slower. Now time is weird. It seems like tiger king was seventeen years ago. I can't remember what is the last normal thing that I did before the pandemic and any of you remember like the last normal free thing that you did But Stu gods decided during the break and it triggered a bit of an outburst. He decided he decided to object. Go ahead and tell the people what you are objecting to. Well I listen. I would've brought it up but we applaud your time. We're three hours brought it up last segment and I was enjoying the conversation that we were having but during the break we were having a different conversation where I think we're just basing Adam silver being smarter than Roger Goodell on physical appearance. He just looked smarter for all. We know the better jeopardy player like it's silver and Roger. Goodell play jeopardy. Are we certain Silverwood win? Are We certain Roger Goodell? Would it be like a Ken Jennings type? Are we certain if we were playing trivial pursuit that Roger? Goodell would it be the better partner? Then Adam silver now. We're basing it. All physical appearance were silver looksmart. Roger Goodell does not. Now I don't know where they went to college. I have no idea where they got their degrees all that up in a second but for now I feel like we're just basing it on physical appearance. That's it I think as you are often. I think you're being way to absolute. I believe you think that Roger. Goodell doesn't look smart simply because of the things you've seen him do. I don't I don't believe that. He look think he looks just fine. He looks like somebody who is capable just looking at him if if if they're both mute we've never heard from either of them because I'm not basing it on physical appearance. I don't think there's anyone around here. Whose physical appearance. We make fun of more than Adam. Silver's STU got. I'm doing it based on their body of work and how they represent in public the things that they they've spent a lot of time talking to us over the years and this is not meant as an indictment of Roger Goodell. It's just to simply look at the way that both of them are perceived and I do believe that most people who are following sports like this would be an interesting hypothetical. Actually if I were to place them in front of people who don't follow sports and just say hey who look smarter. I think I think I think that we would have an interesting conversation there. Because I'm not sure what you're doing there with silver is at the glasses. Is it the boldness yet? Like we were saying if you didn't know why they're of that when you were playing trivial pursuit yet to pick a partner. There are two types of partners in trivial pursuit. The partner that you want to help you win the actual game and the partner that you don't care about winning the game. You just WanNa have fun at Chuck Beers. Okay so I would choose. Goodell for the fine and silver to win. But I'm basing that just on physical appearance now. Gale went to Washington and Jefferson College. I don't know if that's a good university. A bad university silver what to the University of Chicago. Follow that up with Duke University. History is littered with. You can't play the where they went to school game depending. It's all who you know like anything else but I think this actually says more about Goodell's appearance Than Adam. Silver's I think Adele looks less intelligent base off appearance than Adam. Silver even just looks intelligent. That three-quarters APP is not fooling. Anyone Raj are people still playing. Trivial pursuit is the trivial pursuit. Business booming is trivial pursuit I don't even think of that. Stugotz as a measure of intelligence. It's just a measure of how much useless information that you have. But Chris Cody. Had some board game opinions here during the break again. Much better off air than he was on air yesterday. But what you have here for us. Chris cody as it relates to. Who would be better at board games? Roger Goodell or Adam Silver I think most people can relate better to monopoly. I think Adam silver is the kind of guy you're playing monopoly with. And he gets park place really early on in the game and you get boardwalk and you want to trade him make a deal for park place and he just refuses at every. Turn to make a deal with you. It's like get over yourself offering you all the Greens. I have a green monopoly here. I'm offering you all of them and you won't give me park place and I'm offering you two free were you. Don't have to pay if you land on my stuff and I'm offering you a thousand extra dollars me. Get over yourself Adam. Silver Chris Cody mad at the fictitious. Adam silver monopoly player. Geico knows there are many reasons why you ride from the Camaraderie of the other bikers band of brothers always there for you. Rain more shine to the amazing savings you get with Geico on your motorcycle insurance and accessories coverage all year round but for new. It was one reason in particular bit. Was My helmet. Hair US born with helmet hair. 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Volkoff serve in the Russian army. I'm pretty sure Nikolai Volkov wasn't rushing. I know he I know. He ran for office in Maryland at some point like I which I don't think it's something that began. The seeds began in Russia. Was He from Yugoslavia Croatian which was of the Soviet Union but yeah he was American. I mean those routes but oh wait a although Volkov and his character were often portrayed as villainous Russian or Yugoslavian back in the day so there you go there you have it. I have some sound for you here. Stugatz tell the audience Who Your Greatest Nemesis is at? Espn he in sports media. In general who is keep in mind. God's doesn't actually have any nemesis is that how you say. Msi NEMESIS NEMESES IS. Were Laurel put it on the poll. Lebatardshow of Nemesis Nemesis is even though it sounds ridiculous. Stugatz doesn't actually hate anybody. You know that you know. The sports aid stuff isn't real hate. He goes twenty years allegedly hating Tom. Brady and then. Tom Brady stares into his eyes and stugatz falls over on his back and lets Tom Brady RUB HIS BELLY. But once the answer to my question. Who's your greatest nemesis at? Espn Michael Wilbad. Okay thank you for giving me that answer. It's what I was hoping you would giving me as an answer. Because we'll on more and more as he becomes a grandfather in front of your eyes on television is morphing into STU gods okay. His opinions are sounding more and more STU Godsey and even as wilpon considers themself as a northwestern guy and a journalism guy high above the fans voice of dirty. Thanks Stu gods yes yet. We all arrived at the same exact place which delights me. I'LL LISTEN. I love Michael Wilbon. I respect robot. I came into the industry respecting Michael Barr. Michael Wilbad clear about this. That does not respect me and I've always maintained there's a little bit to Gosden in everyone even someone who's credible Michael Wilpon. There seems to be a lot of stugatz in Wilbon. Now Bond. If you think of what's happened with the last dance if you think of Scottie Pippen's hurt feelings. And Horace Grant being bitter as you've watched it become the real housewives of Chicago The grandmother character here is wilpon defending and protecting everybody but before we get to will bond defending and protecting everyone involved with Chicago on. Pti let's get to some of our favorite sound involving wilpon. Stu Gods is the bottom line guy. He believes in wins. He believes in rings and many years ago. The baseball math changed. Where guy like Felix Hernandez could win cy? Young with eleven wins. Because we all understand that if you don't allow run sometimes you don't get run support and the numbers around Felix Hernandez were pretty ridiculous in terms of lack of run support so here is one of our favorite conversations involving Mike. Wilbon where you can hear Frank Guy Sola on PTA. I just sort of stunned and bewildered by something and he spits it back at Wilpon in a way. That's really funny. Let's hear that sound please. To grab could become the first pitcher one hundred years to finish with an era of below two runs and without a winning record his manager. Mickey Calloway said that right now. The CY young award is grabs to lose Mike. I know you're big on wins. The you agree hell. No because I'm blessed wins win the game. Frank win the game. Don't care what the era has when you add them up at the in. The cubs. Probably had some cy young award winning. Era Champions in that hundred year plus year period. And if somebody said I'll trade that for the wins they get me a world series. What would you do if the answers? Anything other than I'll take the wins then. It's fraudulent that. I deny resign from following sports. Win The damn Mike Mike. He doesn't get any run support. It's at three point. Six runs again. You gotTa Hey. Seventies only hang tough only started had been sold allowing who to hang his point. Well here's why it's great and I want to hear it again. Just for the for the Frank Guy Sola bewilderment the reason i WanNa hear it against God's because rarely do you have sort of the veneer of television pulled back this way. I want you to understand that at the beginning of this frank soul is absolutely reading words that he wrote before the show and now he's listening to Mike well bond and his reaction is a genuine one when he hears it for the second time. He's like wait a minute. What did you just say where I saw? What was going to go to his point. You Talk I talk you talk. I talk but he was so like bees stinging his face bewilder that he hits him with a second hang tough. Let's hear that again please. To grow could become the first pitcher and a hundred years to finish with an era of below two runs and without a winning record. His manager. Mickey Calloway said that right now. The Cy Young Award is two grams to lose Mike. I know you're big on wins. Do you agree hell? No because I'm blind wins. Win The game. Frank win the game. I don't care what the era is. When you add them up at the end you know the cubs probably handsome. Cy Young Award winning your a champions in that hundred year plus year period and if somebody I'll trade that for the winds that get me a world series. What would you do if the answer is anything? Other than outfit the wins. Then it's fraudulent. Then I then. I resign from following sports win. The Damn came Mike. He doesn't get any run support. It's at three point six runs. GotTa these only hang tough only. Yeah he's already is eight. Mike what do you? I've got my back to the television. What the hell are you smiling at like? A child on the television. Is that a snake. Is there a snake involved? What's happening? That's a King Cobra. We are watching now. We have finished every wrestlemainia every in your house every summer slam. We are now on the survivor series. Marathon and we are watching. I believe survivor series. Nineteen Ninety one in which the opening package recaps a traumatic experience for many kids. In which jake the snake Roberts caught macho man randy savage in the ropes tied him up and then got a King Cobra to attack Macho Man. Randy savage tease at a scene trying to save him but jake. The snake in his heel turn was putting the King Cobra. Everybody's face there is blood dripping from randy savage's arm miss. Elizabeth runs to the ring. And now as you can see Macho man. Randy savage has been poisoned by the King Cobra. Trying to get up and fight back but it keeps to his feet. Get Him on a stretcher. The man needs some help. We haven't seen anything like this ever. That's hanging tough. That is hanging top so now. Here is the latest opinion from Michael. Wilbon on pardon. The interruption defending his beloved bulls defending his beloved housewives of Chicago. I'M TIRED OF EVERYBODY. Taking shots Scottie. Pippen because last I checked. He's got twice as many rings. This is just me. I'm the only one known apparently not because you quoted abroad and if that was a shot I would just say one guy has twice as many rings as the other guy would just point that out. Box plus minus you put Scottie. Pippen strings in a box. You put lebrons rings in a box and Pippen's got twice as many. Yeah but Jordan one. Those rings for Pippin Lebron a wind rings for people. Even I've evolved in my opinion Michael. Aumont is not we make more fun of Wilpon. Is your money not sure what to do with itself right now at ally. They'll help it save for the future with their smart savings tools. Bucket your money for the things that matter most analyze you're spending and save automatically all on top of a competitive rate for all things money. You deserve an ally visit A. L. Y. dot com slash savings for more INFO ally. Do it right ally bank member. Fdic if you missed any of our interviews please check him out on demand and the Dan Lebatardshow podcast brought to you by the capital one venture card when you earn unlimited double miles on every purchase. Your next trip is closer than you think capital on. What's in your while so Chris? Cody has some advice for food delivery people. He's got some constructive criticism. I don't know if you've seen STU gods but some people I don't know if it's Card or one of these other things that I don't have any access to but some people have been tricking those people to come to their home with the promise of a big tips and then when they leave they erase it and put it to zero dollars. Because there's a little bit of stugotz at everybody. Wow you it that one. That seems like something that might be a move that you would partaken. But you're not here for that move of getting the delivery people your house with the promise of a fake. A big tip then I maybe I'll promise the the big tip and they think that big tips could ten and I make it three or four and I don't take it back I give them the three or four. I just but it's not that I could do that but to take the tire tip back if the prophecy tip during a pandemic where people need money. No I'm not down with. That's all right. Found the line to God's but Chris Cody of course is our resident of food expert. So what what is the constructive criticism Chris that you have for people who are delivering food with all the appropriate qualifiers at the beginning? Saying thank you to everybody. Who's making our life easier by risking. What some of the things. They have to risk in order to get paid. What does the constructive criticism you have? Chris Liang I definitely want to Echo that that am very appreciative. It's very dangerous very scary to be doing that right now. And people are ordering more food because they can't go out to eat so I just I appreciate everything they do and I have been tipping bigger than normal during these times because of that now Mike. Mike criticism is during this time because people don't want to have a lot of hand to hand contact we're telling them all to leave the stuff out front and then just go about your business and I'll pick it up and a little bit now. I feel like every single time I do this. I opened my door and it knocks over the bag food. Can you not put the bag of food directly behind my door? Put it a couple of feet away as oh I have enough room to completely open my door and then nicely because you know me. I'm ordering a lot of stuff so I have a bag. That's like towered up high multiple times. I've opened up my door and the bag tips over and in my my fried rice is spilling out of the box. Because it's like you got to realize where the door is going to be opening once again. Thank you for your service. I appreciate everything you're doing but just the bag don't let the little doorway. Come on later Chris okay. This is not an honor like the military. I'm here for human decency for the people who are helping bring food thank you. We're tapping prideaux not the same as stacking three boxes of food outside your door. Put it put these on the poll at Lebatardshow. Are you tipping bigger? And Are you saying thank you for your service to the people delivering your food at Lebatardshow? Do we know which is safer as it using a credit card or using cash because I am tipping bigger. Like I'll go to starbucks and because I don't want to exchange cash like if it's twelve dollars I give him a twenty and I'm like keep the age change so I don't know if it's credit cards or cash. Which is the safer route to go confused by all its credit cards? There are a lot of people are confused. Money is dirty especially yours but we'll leach of New York magazine speaks for a lot of us when he writes about. Just the general confusion right students. Because I don't know what right. None of us are corona virus experts. Some of these places are opening up some cities. Some states California went from. We'll never have sports again to. It'll be here soon in a couple of weeks like it's a very confusing time without a lot of precedent and this is what will reach writes in a segment. I like to call reading. Dominic Foxworth is GONNA join us in about ten minutes at a certain level. Can you blame people when the governor of New York the hardest hit state in the country's saying the state will work with Pro Sports Leagues to return? The Governor of California pronounces that Fan list pro. Sports could return in June. Well that's just all about all the cover the league's need the safety plan put forward by Major League Baseball in a mammoth memo is impressively granular. In its detail. But it may not guarantee. Everyone's safety older coaches support staff. Immune compromise players will be particularly at risk but if the majority of states and lawmakers are going full speed ahead or at least half speed ahead. Why wouldn't leagues do the same if Georgia is opening its freaking? Crunch GYMS GOOD. Lord they are you got in the crunch of virus before the corona virus. The crunch gyms shouldn't be opening. It doesn't seem all that insane to try and play some basketball. Here's the thing though. It might still be insane. Because we've we're all sort of walking around in the dark here. The National Strategy appears to have evolved into a Sweden. But Cross your fingers non plan. And it's still too early in the reopening to discern the effects in states like Georgia Florida and Colorado on Sunday evening. John Oliver argued that it's too soon for sports to come back. He may very well be right but it shouldn't be surprising to learn the sports. Leagues are listening to governors their bottom line and yes donald trump before. They're listening to John Oliver or for that matter the growing number of sports writers who are putting their own already endangered livelihoods at risk by pointing out all the potential problems. The most ethical moral thing might be to hold off until things are entirely safe but no one knows when that's going to be could be years and no sports league not even the NFL could afford not to play for years. And if you're looking for sports or any business to be your moral and ethical guide to anything it's fair to say you were going to find yourself constantly disappointed. It's hard to argue with any of that right like no matter how much no matter how much you want sports back. It's hard to argue with any of what he's saying they're syllable of it. It's really hard. I would say though I feel safer and better about sports coming back then. I do opening up. Crunch gyms like serious to safer environment under the best of circumstances. You got us down to the crunch gyms especially the sauna area Dominic Foxworth next.

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Barstool Rundown - February 2, 2021

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Us slapped rundown and will receive the trade zero pro platform free for three months at one hundred. Seventy seven dollar value plus fifty five dollars in cash in honor of super bowl. Fifty five all accounts that open and fund their accounts. If you're not a coward at you're still holding chain your the spot for you. Go to trade zero dot. Us splash rundown and take advantage of everything trades. Zero has to offer. We'll talk about that in a minute because there are certain cowards who decided sell I start with the breaking news of a nca football making a comeback. I have not seen social media pop off in a happy way like this. Maybe ever but certainly allied years and i think everybody owes a debt gratitude to big cat. I think everyone wants to play place game. Thank begets yes. Yes baby the baby. I mean it was probably more the likeness rule shaving credit. I don't care yeah. Fucking prevail was like eight to give him credit like what first of all. I don't really deserve any credit. And about the fuck you eat to give me credit fucking right darren you scum. I'm just so it's one of the best games out there. What i saw some get using. Will it have likenesses or is it. I'd see i honestly didn't even read it. Because i was just like i just saw the fuck yes I think it's like twenty twenty two maybe and It doesn't matter as long as it's the stadiums the colors the uniforms the band. Yeah the bands like that's all that matters. One of the best games ever been created one of the best sports games ever been created. The fact we've added for seven years. Whatever it is is a travesty. It's back it's gonna probably be. I mean i would imagine it's going to be one of the best selling games while time because of the like the amount of people that want to Get in on it. I just hope that. Ea does the right thing and gives an option for coach talks like they have to have a lot. I'm not gonna take credit for anything. I'm just telling. Ea if they're smart business people thank you know when you do the create a coach and it's like option one to like have option fourteen option right. That's the smart thing to do that. You can't even take that money big cap because there's a real coach doug now like there's no you can't have that you're using his like to have like listen. I'm not i it's me. I'm saying formica. guy ducks. Want him back at that shot. I'm just going to play the game. And i'm gonna use drugs and it's good to have the band back together. I mean he's gotta be What is dogs really. No i do that. I actually knew that But dogs yeah asked me very happy. We'll get the band back together. It's going to be more content to be great. Is there any chance that like probably not because it's just a football game that doesn't change much but is there any chance it's like a letdown like it's not the same nostalgia for fourteen. The the teams in the names of the people don't play the same. whatever if they make it like madden yes i i'm not as madden player anymore. But i've heard they've kind of ruined it Like the way the game moves and everything. They've made it. There's definitely a point where they make video games especially sports games too realistic and they become arch so yeah of course. They make like mad. It's good saw. Just keep it exactly. Two thousand fourteen just with updated names and greg state team play same graphics graphics kinda stopped like you reach a point of diminishing return graphics like you said all of a sudden it becomes to real. It's like fuck him play like you're watching a simulation or something right rebels beef with matt and that's why people are pissed off. Imagine chris matt is not doing anything new but it's like where can you go and i feel like this is a shot across the ballot madness. Okay now there's another up about video game in town a little. The i mean. There's not even close to the buzz for a new mad as there is for nca. Football obviously hiatus. But i mean they're gonna get blown out of the fucking water this year by by college football for you. It's the social. It is such a fun game to do exactly what i did. You know during quarantine and start you know as an assistant somewhere and build your career and jump around and like there's you can't replicate that man you can do to draft madden. But it's not the same her second topic. We had lebron making big waves last night. After two fans at the hawks game get kicked out of there. Courtside seats for for Talking shit heckling lebron. It was more the rest than lebron. Lebron call them out but the rafts made the decision to bottom. I know this chick sox. She's like a gold digger and she's plastic fake. What a woman match got her man's back. I need to find me a fucking queen like that role. Some go step up my mind for me man. All of a sudden lebron says something to my husband. And i see this and i go. I don't suck and talk to my husband that this woman is trash at any established that you see her at seeing her at a restaurant will ruin your dinner. Show ruin your basketball game like it's easy to stick up her because she's going abroad and everybody whatever but at the same time though she would. She's a fucking energy bolts. Didn't any room that she has ever in her life. That's a terrible woman. She got fucking on the internet. She had to like drag out the. Id just approved. She's twenty five. She carries herself like a season old bitch. Y'all it's almost sounds a little bit jealous of the energy. She brings bro bad. Shape is rider bucket. Die where he got that she sucks. I mean just looking at looking at looking at the couple. Like i was a girl. The girl what we've seen a million of these girls. She's a fucking miami gold diggers. The guy is the real story video. Ben where he's rumoured in stan. It's go do. She's on the beach right filmon like this. And he's behind her kissing her neck. Just massaging intensity. wild man. carlos is instagram. Name is daddy carlos i just. I took one look at like the couple. They are and looked at their instagram real quick. And i was like. Yeah i hate these people. And i know that i saw some people were applying like. Why are you going to call it. Karen his people make care and be like a racial term like shut the fuck up new s cairn energy being like i'm gonna fight with lebron on. There's no one there what are you doing. What are you doing right now. A the whole thing is the canine her man dan. She stood up for her man. What did lebron say. That was an. I don't want to defend the brunt on lebron defender but what did lebron say. That was wrong. That definitely does steroids all steroid. S and you rank rich had no problem anybody involved with bronze seem pretty cool in his postgame. She's obviously trash bag but she's defending her man. Daddy carlos is just like i dunno spending fuckin- money. Happy to be alive. It's a new season for for some like college for for people who are going to pro games because they know needs to be able to hear what they're saying. Now you can hear every single word and these people were used to talk shit the pro athletes and were never used to the check coming back at them. We saw it a couple of times. Russell westbrook in isaiah. Thomas people who talk shit back but now lebron can't do anything but fucking pay attention. He can't ignore it because there's no other voices in the crowd. Do you think they should have been kicked out though. Well it is very funny that like the nba is trying to do all these protocols and they can't players can't fucking did you guys see It was bam and kyrie. They exchanged jerseys last week. It looked like it was like a. They were doing some clandestine. Like passing on information. They had to like ball. It was crazy. They don't do the dirty. And then you have this woman with a mask on her. Like down screaming at lebron courtside is what. What exactly are we doing here. I don't. I don't understand that part. I look i got no problem with these people. Spend their money. The only way. I just know that by the four minutes i spent looking at their instagram's i do not like them. I think that. I think she's been able to stay. I think that it will be fine if they stayed if they were talking to ship back and forth. But she's the type of person who's never been able to take a ellen her life so when he said some shit she had elevate standup. Start yelling magazine at that point. It's like get the fuck outta here. Sounds like bernard roan never taken l. In her life are in our bad. Stay with okay. Also it's very funny to watch dave's twitter these days because he's gained so many followers from like stocks and like doing political stuff and every game this new audience. That just doesn't know his his most of the time. This joking right right well. He tweeted something like you know. I can't believe lebron called swimming a bitch. That's someone's daughter like the most dave joke ever and little bit touch a touch a rico bosco in there and all the replies alight you of all people are saying this like dave's like in this weird spot now where he has like probably a million followers. I don't even know like his actual humor. They just think of him as daybyday trader and someone else. Those million followers are not happy right. Now tell you why after we talk about candidates cbd nicotine and tobacco free dip alternative with c b d. That's launching the super bowl competition for our lawyer loyal fans. They have been unbelievable. Offer for the first twenty thousand entries for a chance to win a free ten of free hat get sent to your odd. That all sent to your house. Free of charge had two candidates. Cbd dot com and filed easy prompts to get first dibs on the competition entries easy. Just pick the winner against the spread. Right in your guests at the total combined score and drop your email so they can send the notification. Will it be the mighty chiefs hailing from the land the barbecue at three and a half points or will be. Tv twelve riding his goat into football turney with one win for the home crowd. Head candidates cbd dot com slash super bowl or click on super bowl on the main gauge and rushed to be one of the first twenty thousand entries. You can make your wager. There's no better product on the market when it comes to smokeless end nicotine free alternatives in the guys at cbd at cannabis Cbd can't wait for you to try so you guys can dipsy d dot com slash parcel. So those million fan. where's this. Where's this tip video. I'm looking for it. I can't find it It was on. Let me see i. I'll texas you had sent his instagram looking for it. I think it was the rams lie. Oh he went. Daddy carla win private. Fuck yeah daddy carlo. I i hope he got that. That's all right. I'll look for later. I'll find out. I'll said when you said it. It sounds like a video. I'd like to at least see. She's smiling and he's kissing her and it's weird enough and she's into it he's just like meeting or ditz and you see your face like out sock. I can't believe i'm dating believe marriage. This guy is so dave. That billion billion followers you talk about are not happy right now. Because dave i mean just just last night a big tough guy talking to cuomo about how. He's got the beam stocks because he wants to be a part of the movement and that he's holding onto them and by sunup. You sold everything. Lost seven hundred. K and mr hold the line has completely fucking wilted bake paper paper page in this. That and the means and everything. Guess my fucking dick. I'm losing homes thousands of dollars. Just so i can make me is worth it. I don't know. I don't i i are you holding. I'm holding. But i bought like i have like two hundred shares of amc. But i'm holding. i am holding. i'm mocking to sell. i will never sell. I'm tom here you wait. That goes to zero correct. And i'm not. I'm also not telling you do whatever you want with your money people but dave was the old the line like ease. ddt g. that's tough it's tough. This is like if william wallace was just like. I'm going home guys. You do it yourselves. i'm gonna go chill gonna go hang out the fuck run. I think that he got spooked by cuomo. I think that cuomo last night was like well. Are you sure that you're investing correctly with these people like. Are you sure that people are like listening to you. And it's like he was trusted people to be responsible but maybe cuomo put this shred of doubt that wildlife. Maybe these people are just lemmings jumping off the cliff. Because i fucking lead them towards the edge and they're not thinking for themselves at all. I tend to think that people can't think for themselves but maybe that little seed of doubt was planned to like. Maybe i should try and be responsible. Which don't like refundable now. i mean dave. This has with dave gona. Jails somehow someway. Dave is going to be the first influencers stock trader to go to jail for like the masses at it. And that's the only way this ends. If he gets he gets a conscience than than portnoy truly is dead l. presence truly daddy's gone full fucking poor would be alive l. president me dad portal. I would be fully taken over at that point. I do think it is totally demeaning to be like all these people can't think for themselves and they always follow everything like yes of course. Dave is influential. But if you're actually telling me that people can't can't make their own decisions you're essentially calling everyone else it is. I just hate that line of thinking. It's it's actually. What wall street loves to do. Reis does it. When when the hedgehog who said short game stop it. Started all this when they put out their their recommendations. Dave's just you gotta figure out whether you're listening to a smart person or more on you. And i think through a new from the joke that this was a manipulation of the market that game stops long-term prospects weren't lake aren't going to stores to buy video games anymore like and that's just like a reality that we live in is like blockbuster stock going down or movie theaters. People aren't going to the movies and it's something that makes sense to people so it's like if you didn't see that like the the long vision of that than like your dominant. You need to be responsible for them. You are a man like with mickey calloway Who needs to step up and be responsible for the creep that he is. It's been a rough go for ex- mets employees right. Now i garrett border while he was amidst deploy was us yes well. Both of these guys did creepy shit forever older than had been creeping on girls by say fuck fucking fourteen everything. They've been take a cherry reporters met's gm. I yeah where he was groomed by the chicago. No no no the mets gm as kris jenner reporter. I n mickey callaway. So jared porta was like one girl that we know of mickey callaway like tons of chicks all across every city. He's worked in every team. He's been with just relentlessly texting creepy. Weird bad game at girls. the athletic put it out. So i'd only read the first started under words of it really. What else article. I do believe like his wife came out. And i didn't even know he was doing this. People are trying to blame. Sandy alderson the mets part. Part of me thinks like miguel was obviously part of me. Thinks that like how. How do you find these these things out during the vetting process. I also know that it was like the worst kept secret in her. Many whispers of mickey callaway texting checks all over the place. So if they can get you know if he gets to me. It's gotta be something. They can easily your out. But i i don't like people trying to pin it on sandy alderson baths like i mean i guess now i guess. Now you're gonna have to do like full bucket background checks and try to find women he's dated and who they've tax it in all that But i think right now. It was kinda like what he wanted to do. what are you gonna miss galloway in the judge. Dan did the angels fire him. That's a good question. I it broke late on about like west coast. Time how that all ended up working out but should be yeah Yeah he gets fired in ten seconds. It's relatively the same thing in. I'd agree if you if you knew if you at least like heard rumors about it you know. Obviously a rumor is in fact. But like like you're saying that it's kind of a bad kept secret in the in the clubhouse i dunno. It's the fact that he's been sending these also you see the peacocking thing he did. That was fucked up. Zile basically put his crotch a woman's face in like he he had something about peacock. And i don't even remember the yet some tax like have some texts like i sleep like naked every night. I gotta let my skin breathe. You should let your re to wait talking talking about her skin man who uh Gross brown was nothing. Worse to the brain than hardiness. Like this guy is lovely like a pretty successful guy throughout his career and that all goes to shit because he has no governor on his own hornets. I lead his bucking. It has him saying the weirdest shit and like when his worthiness comes to light. It is not gonna look good for anybody. nobody's horny. moments should be broadcast out there like that. Would if you're hurting other people there's no there's no choice you can't be an asshole with your horny at. That's the difference. I think like private consensual normal horny. Moments should stay that way when you're just blanket. Taxing checks no response or people telling you to stop and you just keep doing it. You got no control your for news. You gotta get your wanting us at I stepped in it last night on twitter saying that this was all a conspiracy theory which obviously was joking but people are very sensitive about right now at mount. Make light of it because trevor. Bauer fucking hates. Mickey callaway like with a bucket passion. He's got poison in his mouth saying oh the angels dropped the story trying to get rid of him so that bauer go to la people. Let me tell you they didn't. They were not so man. Three bad timing But i had to own that one. But we mickey callaway. I don't know if he's still employed probably won't last much longer And but it doesn't matter it's not. The angels is not any indian. It's gonna be a med story because always it. It's everything is tied and he should be fired. If any of this is true. And he's a creep. I still can't get over the fact. I like perfect with baseball manager name. Es mickey callaway that incited when when when they signed him. And then i realize idiot he. I guess he could. You know fall back on as being like a bartender in an irish pub. That also works. He owns a place called micky calloway's so probably at the bar then he didn't in baseball. That's a fake name like you saw mickey callaway. You buy your late on a little thick there guys especially that he's this type of guy you know it'd be like a creep bartender. Delegate annoying guy by hang out with danger. Adrian carlos so daddy carlos or whatever Just keep on happening to the mets kevin. National grown wrong question. How other question not wrong. It's good question like the media around. Here's more diligent about finding things. There's people that the mets tire as other to do with the metro epidemic In sports today to nepotistic amongst men as baseball or the mets. It's just our trash asked gender that can't handle. Its ordinance road for the i want soda. Started fucking investigating the birds in affiliate. You'll take that this happened in philadelphia. You gotta think fucking common towel. Keep it under wraps. I get it. See you guys tomorrow.

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Barstool Rundown - September 4 - 2019

Barstool Rundown

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Barstool Rundown - September 4 - 2019

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Take the stuff that you did you call into the radio show so he is in fact fact alive. We were saying earlier. The greatest tweet ever is that you would be doing the same exact thing whether or not you had a stream. You're on the blog all this kind of stuff. Has there ever been like a neighbor just knocking on the floor being like hey keep it down ralph talcum by last night to say like hey raucous scheme. So there was a moment i was i was genuinely. He was crying. The mets blue seven seven run lead the seven seven bucks. I was live. He's alive every game he he died. He started crying at one point and like his breathing was like staggering like a dog whimpering and crying cert- he ripped his shirt eight assure grabbed a pepsi that i think is like his emergency pepsi off camera and he just chalked it back no straw. It's a big deal for frank. He had five ring dings and i i mean he can't handle that type of motion. It takes a lot to take aac over. My timeline took over the internet. I are knox house. Hard knocks was like we have to watch this at the end when he was watching because he stayed live for for a long time after he was watching the post game when he kept on screaming. Don't say battle. Don't say that on auto race race how i was. I went any amount of money for the announcers say he bad when it callaway mickey calloway said that windy as at lose the when i'll say it went anyway <hes> with who when he said that was electric frank he became possessed stigmata he was we needed an extra says he started going electric electric it was it was just noises coming from his body. He said what i didn't get data. I thought he was going to die. I have a question for mets. Fans and i get an honest answer from you kevin. I now on on this whole team by the way they're winning seven one right now. It's <hes> baseball's. The super sport robbins has a two run home runs like the dumbest fucking sport in the world the mets are do you think the playoffs are like frank. Thank i feel like they could be mathematically eliminated if they blow that lead. He's doing that like. I don't think he necessarily know. Here's i know at stake. That was twenty eighth. There's seven games back. There's three games to play does that. We do we like every game is strangely life or death but the best of the night with someone saying had frantic not been discovered. He would have been doing that same as he and i asked him. He said i probably wouldn't have been doing periscope. That would make no sense but he said he'd probably absolutely no he would do he would do that in front of nobody he just if he knew how if he wanted to do periscope if it wasn't for us but that reaction had nothing every with me on your lake lake whether they're in the playoffs are not probably doesn't matter but when they they potentially are and they made this comeback and they built you up just to tear you down. We were talking about. They lost like seven row lost six games the the problem the n._f._l. Is so fucking bad. They're five now. We get in there but we were talking about earlier because stephen. She had to eat his column on the act but i was like i've never seen this yeah. Of course he joins us perfect timing. He definitely a lustrous club. A frank frank member need is world cup. I think that was the second video i ever saw frank the tank at the time when he watched apparently i can't remember what he said they'd make it or they wouldn't make it whatever it was wrong along the world cup in the video at the time at two views and it'd been online for about ten years and he just simply said i'm a man my word i'd say awards if they didn't make the is the most honorable ate it in front of nobody and shut that thing off so that is he would do it. No matter what yeah i mean that's just who he is through and through and the crazy your shit is. He says he's the second craziest sports fan in his apartment. Well walk the cameo guy frank dot samuel guy he said when the colts lose i mean we're on deck for a big bucket. I can't believe we didn't get a live press conference that guy after interlock yeah i mean he. He said he's as crazy crazy with the colts as anybody about any team in the world so that cameo guy still not one hundred percent dream that whole scene route had to to be i was watching as frankens pizzas delivered through his basement window ralph's next door screaming about right his his apartment complex is like a bizarro world like sports signed yes and actually as much as frank stella's pure at some point. He knows the deal. Now is a little bit self-aware row house sturgis pure. Nobody's watching is self. I think tang knows that he has an audience. The tank runs around like metlife be like do you guys know me on the incompetent guy. He knows he knows he went corporate guy but only the <hes> frank knows why people like him. I i know what you're saying. There's still a level of disconnect there but frank knows that he's got an audience now. He knows to perform the last night with ralph house i again. I totally understand that. I'm ralph was doing this for. Nobody was doing this for you just ralph's. We need ralph ralph on a livestream for the colts. Absolutely we need ralph on a live sheep for the colts. Just go to his apartment. I'd rather have them come here. It's almost in a weird way like seinfeld likes stole their lives lead them in stories like somebody happened to be like delivering mail in that in that building like like who are these people and they built everything around them <hes> fucking. I never knew the players the team anybody talking about this team yeah well. I mean and nobody talked you. Jump on and off. I mean i've never seen a ship sinking rise and do i mean you've canceled them a hundred times the biggest fan dan it's tough so tough zeke elliott huge contract eight years bazillion dollars no big deal. I guess like you said dan. You can cut a guy at a point right right. It's probably a it's probably a two year. I know i don't know how is loaded. He has two more years on this contract so when they say eight years six year extension and i would guarantee i haven't looked i'd guarantee after like the second or third year right. So what's the guaranteed money though fifty million or something yes still alive guaranteed for running it actually the in a crazy way. I don't think it's the worst contract because he's still is. I think he's only like what twenty four so if they can cut him when he's like twenty seven or twenty eight. It's not the worst check. They're usually the kind of the default for me. No i mean he belch. I don't think you know he devalues the values. The running back right teams do and they won with so many different running backs. Nobel gica will say the greatest thing about ballot check. He's like if he felt great rate. Letting this guy is so much better than everybody else he would like. That's bella check does not stubborn force anything. He does what everything's can win games. That's why they're the best <hes> miles plumlee army ranger gumby austin no he wasn't the n._b._a. Anymore who wasn't in was. There's you play for the knicks. Mike yeah no no this guy. What is one miles plumlee. He's an army ranger used to play for. The knicks doesn't matter data which one's which one that was really. There's the twins that were really good and then there's a third that wasn't as good ason and miles and then there's marshall an marshals who who's in the army rangers my marshawn. Let's see miles yeah you what they're not going to say whatever you said former marshall palma marga so that you can be. I didn't care there. I thought that was an all time. I mean we're gonna be raw. I was just trying to stall until i could look it up. We we are. We don't intentionally mislead okay either way. I've never felt stronger about like the army yeah. You could have an entire army. Please lumber hate employees win. I don't leave low. I feel like being tall was not good job like chaps get into that window taking a shot at real target or not odd job yeah jaws goldmine jaws is lot die every time i want that mentality plumbers like bring a lunch pail type of thing i like to tell the height doesn't see only makes cents looks holiday gillis. How do you like crawl. He's fucking huge the other plumlee who still plays he changes whole look to look like a euro. I don't know if you saw the picture but to the army ranger graduation he was wearing gucci shirt down to his his like <hes> belly button jewelry arri and all that shit that's on. I thought you say to his niece thought the euro euros wearing long. I think he had like the ripped black jeans and a a shirt that went all the unbundle jeep yeah yeah and it was like dudes army ranger graduation. I don't hate it for you because he's one of those those guys who by the way guys always have like radical changes because they wanna get rid of the dick's yeah they won't get one of the duke of those wrinkles in your head duke plumlee i hated and then like at some point you kind of respect that they just never went away the outlasted my heat. I mean they all made millions. They probably had nice decent career stacked it away and did their thing this domino's guy doing shotguns and electric factory schalken and i never i love it love. It never kind of what i do. I can't do it so i just learn. All these usually get like the right. This was the most wrong long-shot ball time he holds it vertical dumps it on his own face and being that guy you gotta tip this shit out of him right. Oh absolutely absolutely uh-huh this. I just love bell check. I saw maybe i won't like it but a reporter asked bell check like you were being doing this for so long. You still get excited for opening day. Monotone is like i like football. I like everything that comes with after all these years they'll be night yeah. I like the football season and all the things that go with it. You see the savings check. That's coming review yeah. That's pretty electric. It looks pretty pretty good now. Would you be more interested in obviously already came out pellet. The ballot check u._n._c. bill parcells or belichick sabit belgium parcells <unk> because their relationship was more contentious. We're saving in belgium. They're just friends. Although the sabin factors interesting because as much as bella check is like football football football football i feel like he has shown a little more personality recently. Saving doesn't show steven does not show any curse also like belgium actually a grump but savings yeah. Well you know like belgium feels like he's done at least where you're like. Oh he's a little different. He softened up a little bit. Saving is the same di- it doesn't let anyone in such great quote though you try. Where was it you try to get to the top of the mountain. We've become the mountain but when you get to the top of the mountain you become from the mount walking on the real from safe unreal. We try to get to the top of the mountain and we've become the mountain tom while fake drug busts so this guy brilliant wa drugs. He dressed up as the d._a. In <hes> stormed a drug lords house stole like all these drugs beat him with a hammer in the head. He's doing eleven years in jail that <hes> oh no. You didn't get away with eh now. How my obviously. I thought that reading it. How do you report this guy yeah. Hey my like drunk right. I feel like that's why usually steal drugs the perfect crime because i feel like a natural law is any you can commit a crime present. Anybody who's as a criminal vigilant unless they were just like caught on camera or something like that where nobody had the report them doing this drug or they did. They just call them as it is now. It's like whenever you stole drugs but now you're a murderer of hit someone but i don't think he'd the guy who faked being the d._a. Would be within his rights if he got shot by people in the house. It's air. Hey yeah. It's all walk so the hammers fine. Shooting people is just drunks. I'm surprised that doesn't have more often people raid the drug guy because i think he gets shot most of the time but it usually people in their drugs. I don't know as a drug guy dave. What do you think not. I guess you're not gonna have your eleventh time. This is happening. Drugs getting seized yeah i wouldn't i just paid drugs like legally on the up and up legally buying legally. Here's the money transaction. Let's not like make this awkward. No small talk on my day is still suggest goods. I'll give you the money. Let's go on our way. It's like what book act like. You're above the law. No i am not screaming auto parts far more heinous and damaging than anything. I've ever won't listen. Gambling are herself. I don't get invited to parties anymore. Yeah too many things. What do you got invited to party number eleven. Would you go. Hey listen. I in what the yellen u._2. You were both at a party. Were a certain loud mouth production. God putting coke a cola eyeballs. Don't act like again. I assume this done ten times uh either you know what i know. I'm not going to number eleven with this fucking nardo your rundown. We've talked about public thing i've done. Maybe talked talked about this. Maybe leaked it lock. Hey cool guy jeez yeah yeah. That was a good alibi. I bite each party eleven and i was like i don't have anything to do the next four days. They can deal with this hangover. I'd go depends on who's there and who's fucking filming. I don't i still don't know who's filming gas that what is just so disappointing. I know we should go back to our desert. Literally your guy i honestly he should be like gregory knew there was i. I don't understand it. I wash again trying to see the because i feel like i see everybody who i thought. Was there no in their all in the videos. I don't know who filled it lost. Whatever guess don't care it is get me is it's quite range of reaction and again a lot of people saying like there. These are legitimate commit people. They're attacking like the f._b._i. They're like rate is out of other people like the taste so i didn't know you down young gal. I showed up. You don't habits of fake d._a. Is gonna come in here and hit the hammer. I love it too because it's like this is the one story that i feel like the media can't really write about because everyone in the media is done coke. I'm actually surprised like nobody knows. It doesn't matter what what what is my cry like someone coke in my presence. I mean that's yeah but before a company and specifically you who we can't fucking sneeze without an art. That's the funny talking about this. Jimmy greedy yeah like you would be okay. Does that must be sub spoke. Take a piece of you. Don't have a fucking garage bomb afford coke go right in idaho. No this is so bad. I mean frankie one time on the ray. We're pretending that i want to hire them and he was conversing back and forth like a real and then any great yeah and he's like what do you want for is like he wants to embarrass you like routinely and like but if you kiss shoes on my camera hammer and he was like debating it pathetic little weasel. Oh man prices went upgrading anything else. No just went off <music>.

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Harper Cashes In

Around the Horn

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

Harper Cashes In

"Biggies contract and North American sports history still said that. Bryce Harper to the Phillies instant reaction, also. But Wayne Wade shocked to to celebrate or just ugly enough for this battle. I don't know. Let's see let's go better. Bankin? Call Bank shot had a lot of personality. That's a lot of personnel. One very handsome shop. Very we start. With the news of the day. Bryce Harper to the Philadelphia Phillies done deal finally pushed into the limit. And speaking of limit the numbers thirteen years three hundred and thirty million no off out for Harper. Three thirty is big. It's the biggest we've ever seen the thirteen years surprise just about everybody. Kevin Blackstone, Washington DC, you have an opinion on Mr. Harper. We know what does this mean for him? What does this mean for the Phillies? What does this mean for baseball? What means he's going to get booed right here in Washington DC when he comes back. They settled. I said that we're we're show himself. All if I'm not mistaken, he was offered three hundred million over ten years by the learner family does the nets. And now he's going to Philly the number one rivalry of this team a city that we hey a team that we hate to. Yes. Absolutely. You know that this is under I was trying to figure out where would he get booed more lustily? If he went to the Phillies of went to the dodgers. I don't think there's any question is going to be going to go into Philadelphia Philadelphia area. I just don't he'll be boo agreement salvage that. What does it mean for the Phillies Blackstone, and what is it? Well, it means the Phillies get a guy who has great numbers in their ballpark. But it also means they get a guy who's who better to forty nine last year. Who's not the greatest outfielder that there is out there? It also means I guess they're not going to want to get their homeboy Mike trout in a year or two when these available to come back there because they got Bryce Harper. Now. What does it mean for baseball? Well, it obviously juices up this rivalry and the freight the face of the nationals franchise going somewhere else in callous shun believe how do you read this deal? Phillies the team to beat in the National League right now. I can look at it any other way after the got real Muto. They got a cigar. They run in Robertson, the Kachin. I mean, they've been all over the place, but they hadn't got the big fish till today. I think this is a big win for them contractually to get him for a little over twenty five and a half million. A year would Machado got thirty million a year last week. So there's going to be five ten years from now lots of players making more per year than Bryce Harper. And his Katie said, he does it in that part that's part for him. So the thirteen year that scare you at all and locking somebody. In fact, he's twenty six okay. Because he's twenty six I think scares them gala show. How about you? Eighteen years scares me thirteen years rice harbor Lena's late thirties will be replaced by holograms and Phillies very unhappy. With the for now for now. I love it. Okay. Because he's a perfect fit for the team. They need outfielder. They needed left. The you mentioned he's been awesome in that part. And most importantly, he is the new face of franchise. It's going to be competitive for the next few years. Jackie MacMullan view. Well, I just think it's so interesting because I was reading this morning all the reaction of these Philly fans who prematurely thought that he had gotten away from them. And he ended up at the dodgers. I can't wait to comes back, and we can boom I hate him. And now, they're all going to have to say, oh, you know, we didn't mean any of that. And that's that's the beauty of baseball and rivalries. I think the funny thing to me Tony is we kept waiting and waiting for Harper to sign and Machado design, and we kept saying, well, this just proves baseball's on the download they're not gonna pay the brunt anymore. Baseball's faltering well all that really didn't come to pass now to be to gauge and give us a read on what that means for baseball. The idea that these contracts are still going somewhere or you still stewing about Harper Lee. I just I just want to come back to ten said that this makes the Phillies of favored a National League. If I'm not mistaken the dodgers have been the two straight World Series. They're still there if I'm not mistaken the nationals actually put together a pretty good squad down here preparing for the laws of Harper would Soto enrolled in the outfield to outstanding young player as well. I'm not already and the broiler. I'm not ready hen this over to the Phillies. Cal you wanna last week after her on that? I'm just saying they're the favorites out saying there are going to run away with the National League one hundred games. They've got the lineup. They got a closer. Now. I think the dodgers are going to backtrack a little bit. I don't have the same. Six to one for Philadelphia. Also, Bryce Harper was favored for MVP before even had a team which was interesting and also I'm gonna go right here and say, no poised for you poise for Jason Schwartz Sports Illustrated the line of the day. He tweeted out that thirteen year deal means they are Phillies fans being born right now, we're going to be old enough to throw the batteries that are per his deal. Bad move on NFL news day. Jeez. Win coming out of retirement coming out of the Monday night coming back with the Dallas Cowboys Tim Keller show. This is your now. What does it mean? You know, I think it means better leadership for team the last year got rid of in different ways. Said goodbye to Witton today to Orlando scattering. The Dan Bailey, Sean Lee went to the bench. They didn't have anybody virtually over the age of thirty on that team. And I think at times you saw a leadership. Void I don't think he's gonna have great numbers. He didn't have great numbers two years ago when he played, but I think he can help Blake would develop and he'll help in the locker room times. I think Cowboys fans need to see this for what it is which Jason Witten in his last year before he retired and unretired had a career low in yards per catch. The team ranked twenty third at the position, but they weren't much better last year ranked twenty first so it's not like, you know, they had a replacement for him at tight end. This is much more about bringing back as a leader as Tim said impossibly transitioning to a coaching role down the road, give them blog still well to your board chill hill. Over four worth says this is going to be about twenty five snaps a game for Whitney tight in. That's not a whole lot. But my question is does he bring in real numbers to this team? He really improved the tight end position. Do they really need leadership more or the need more production? Too tight in is going to be John Riggins coming back in his thirties or just another guy on Riggins game back. I mean, what was that was incredible van curl for Washington? Right. And what was the line? You had KB came back. He said, I'm broke on board. Not exactly doing that. I'm not sure if he's. I don't know what he was making for Monday night football. But he's certainly not broke. Jackie MAC about you. Yeah. So two out of three for tells you what we've learned over and over and over again, and that is it's really hard for professional players to walk away. And that's true in every single sport Whitten walked away intact. As far as we know he was mostly healthy. And sits in that booth and realizes, you know, what this is harder than it looked and I miss with. They're doing out on the field. Get me back into the game. Give him credit for not doing it last year season or anything like that. Now, he has a whole off season to get himself in pretty decent football shape. Maybe he can make a difference big difference. But if you know what I think is interesting about this too is what is it happened in week fourteen last year? Well, you know, he brought that up until his credit. He said, you know, even if you thought about it would have been right to let everybody else put it all the work. And hey this team's gonna make the playoffs. I want to enjoy some of that I'm gonna go sign up the word starts in March and April, and that's what he's coming back to the playoff team last year for that last playoff run. I mean would have helped the team regardless of whether people were saying, oh, you haven't been with us since the start. I mean, that's when it makes more Senate. We're going to beat the Rams did make. That's true. All right. We've been horrible move on the lower Murray. Measurements are in five foot ten inch and one eighth of an inch tall two hundred seven pounds nine and a half hand size of quarterbacks hike would be last weight would be bought a five ten size would be middle being a time. What are you doing with those measurements? The number session to hide it's a win for him, which is Larry because if it was a quarter of an inch in the other direction, having entirely different conversation ridiculous. Obviously, it doesn't change how I view. Now. His height does matter. But it's matters in the context of how he plays which evaluate by watching state looking at his vision. Whether he sees windows how he plays in the pocket through ninety one percents passes last year from the pocket, by the way. So he can play very well from there. What does matter is that this makes it easier for GM's to sell their owners on Kyla Murray? It mitigates the perception of risk not the reality point these measurements. Good though for cod because he got that five to see you. Yes, they're great as she said if he's five nine and seven eighths. It doesn't make a real difference to a lot of people, but to people trying to cover their butts when they they signed him. The makes a lot of different actually the hand size is significantly shorter quarterbacks. They worry about guys, but his. His hands are bigger than the homes are golf. So there's no worries on that front without doing much other than getting measured. He had a great day eighty read anything into these measurements. Well, the thing I read into it as he's basically the same size as Russell Wilson and sizes not hurt. Russell Wilson this game. He's got the hardware to prove it the measurable completely unimportant. It's the immeasurable that he brings to the game. He was the most exciting football player in college. In college football last year, he can run he can throw it. You can see what he can do. You don't need this to the fact that Ryan leaf was so big mean that and such a failure mean that NFL GM's are going to lay off a big quarterback. I don't think so so don't use the same kind of logic for small. This is the only time that how tall he is really actually will be recorded properly because we know that everybody's height is exaggerated in every sport, college pro everywhere, you go the weights are exaggerate. None of these numbers are ever ever real. I say I asked you. How tall drew Brees is? I don't know what it says in Orleans Saints of media guide. But my guess is that it is incorrect, I think drew Brees is just fine. Have you ever hear no man on earth is five foot ten or five and eleven you're either six feet? Or your five nine that. All right. Well, since since we at least broke down this individuals measurements. Let's go to the here as we take a break buyer. So that's put your hand up. Let me see here. Jackie met. You got. I got angry your what do you say? You are Cal show stone nine Miller quarter media, Clive maybe something you're not even mentoring. It's ten. That's not a Ted. If I thought to me. That's seventeen centimeter. This. Still being. Jackie. What are you hearing? And what are you seeing there? Well, I think he has any Davis has to realize he this is his own doing. I don't blame the willing. Helen's one bit I wouldn't play. Anthony Davidson crunch time. I wouldn't worry about any demands. He has he lost all those rights when he asked out in the middle of the year. This is the perfect pelicans game. They played hard. They played their young guys. They kept Anthony Davis healthy, and they lost perfect truly and they play delus-. They were plus four in his twenty minutes, minus ten in the minutes that he was on the bench. This is really bad. Look for the league league that concerns itself with teams tanking and then right now, you see this is instituted tightening. Keeping the best player. See? Terrible for the league. Lakers. Win a game. They're trying to get into the playoffs. They win because the best player on the other team doesn't play in the fourth quarter. I don't feel sorry for Anthony Davis. But I gotta think is advisors told him. Look, we'll do this. We'll get you traded before the deadline, and then the whole thing blew Unicom's. I'm buying that. He's absolutely miserable. He also said after the game I just want to play basketball. But as Jackie said, his choices led him to this point. And you have to wonder if he's looking at his reputation representation looking at the decisions that they've questioning them now. All right. You guys were feeling strong about this way shot you'd think it's so ugly. Let's look at it. The look and the destiny involved your quarter, by the way. I mean, it's all remarkable. This is to beat the warriors two guys the still photos of the celebration were incredible as well. Tim, you think it's too ugly to be celebrated. I don't wanna sound like here in Dallas reliving the six finals, but you don't know. Lost the ball here. Probably trowels waiters. Then it gets blocked then he shoots enough one foot. Yes. The result was great. The process is the process make it better Blackstone. Temp -solutely the only that is the result. This is what we do growing up on the playgrounds for you suburbanites in your driveway five four three two one. It doesn't matter. What age you do it? Kevin. I don't think anybody's getting themselves blocked in the final three seconds to get the ball back again shoot. Check. You back. Yeah. I just look at this thing. And I'm like, I wanna see I love the joy, I loved it. The end of his his road here. This is a great memory five buzzer beaters. That's a lot wonderful for him. But I'm just looking at going. Wow. But like you didn't plan that it was kind of lucky ugly kind of like, luckily, right? Haters, come on guys. It was awesome. By the way, he made five three points in that game. Most better looking than that. And he's also they'd five buzzer beaters over the course of his career with this one. He tied coding for the second. Most ever. That's amazing. I know the heat are there in the playoff team out of eight see. But if they were five games back for me. This would be shutdown. Let's go hold retire on the spot scenario. That's what for me better than that. Being the fire south New York Jets opened the trading number three pick. They would absolutely look at try to get GM. Mike mcalinden said so Meena by yourself. I'm that they're open for business. But I think they're gonna wanna return similar to what they gave up to trade up for Sam darnold last year getting giving up the six to second rounders because at the top of the draft. He's got some truly elite pass rushers once you get to ten is a bit of a drop, and they really you know, what you're losing boys used the word. Oh, use it. Good. All right. You can make sense though. If the pass rushers aren't there Cal show you? I think it's kind of weird to come out to months before the draft. And then, you know, show your hand. But it does really hurt anything. I think they're counting on the two quarterbacks Askins Murray, not going one too. So that somebody three wants to come up and get one of them, and they get a hall because they don't need him, obviously. Because. Yeah. I mean, they need to multiply picks. They need offense of line healthy receiver. They need a pass rusher. Just like Meena pointed out the best way to do that is to get as many cards in the deck and UK. Yeah. The problem for them at this isn't a year of great quarterback draft. And that's when these picks really become valuables teams desperate to have a quarterback. We'll be the con- or words described the performance today show. What would that word be wouldn't it be? Tremendous. You are tremendous me, but you're going to be watching seven Blackstone Jackie MacMullan showdown on the other side next. Spans through garbage on the court after how much beef is old miss hat here. Kaby? Maybe they don't have much from. And you could see it right there. That was pretty good call. You know, what if they want to kill somebody with their garbage should've pelted, those pro confederate marchers showed up over the weekend and brought to their knees. Some of the black players on their team. Charge calls too close to call any behavior matter in the call was completely wrong. Tony to be throwing that kind of stuff on the floor. It's still amazes me. How close the fans are to the players both in pro. And college sports it's dangerous. I'm surprised there aren't more injuries to be really. Split. The boy will move on showdown to forgetting bring your uniforms to the game having to wear of owning teams old ones. This happened to Indiana University of Pennsylvania the number who team in division through. Big embarrassment little or no embarrassment. Jackie. No embarrassment at all. I do feel bad for the team trainer. I hope they forgiven him. It does not matter the uniform you're wearing it. Only matters. What's inside? How many coaches have said that to a million doesn't matter team manager? You got one thing to do. Check your list. Uniforms is probably number one towels number two basketball's maybe number three for the layup. It what are you doing all day? The uniform. Jackie Jackie I put girlfriend to call. A trader is is tape it up ankles right here. Like this was made team manager point the black start showed up three from Mets spring training alive for Mike Puma timberland Dae-Shik, those Alfie the Brandon Nimmo tried to cook eight chicken last night. Mickey Calloway said adding to the Mets should teach him how to cook. Because he was throwing up all night. Them. Oh, by the way, a picture of the meal thought he did a great Senate white now. You didn't do it. Right. What's the major folks k? Kaby cooking. Learn how to cook. You know what you're down spring training. You have anything to do all afternoon except go fishing or play golf. Take a cooking class. Go to Searle atop go to some community college. Learn how to cook breasted chicken for goodness sake. This red you don't eat it. I'm just going to tell you when you have to grill a chicken on a grill, and I might have a family member. Okay. It's my sister wasn't the best cook ner. Dinner for chicken. And maybe when we ate it. We were looking at it saying, should we tell her this is not cooked all the way or should. We just take one for the team. I'm telling you when it's on the grill, it's harder than you think. The new things to have a family reunion going forward. Jackie. Having disclosed information cook somebody chicken for day, teach coca chicken, and I don't know how the rest of that goes, Jackie MacMullan, thirty seconds of faith. I haven't been on the show yet this week. So I haven't had a chance to share with you the outpouring of grief and support for the family of my friend and former colleague at the Boston Globe. Nick cafardo. We all know he was a wonderful baseball writer. But maybe what you don't know was he was one of the most gentlemanly people I've ever been around in this business. He was tough and fair. But never had a crossword for anyone he handled them the self the way, I wish I am myself. And that is with dignity and grace, he is one of the great all time old time scribes, and I'm so sad for his family, his wife Lee, and and his children, Ben and Emily, they'll never be another one like Nicobar. They just don't make it people like him in. My condolences to his family. That's so sad. We're so sorry for your loss. Jackie and everybody Globes lesson, and of course, his family. One more thing we would like to say here. Jackie take a walk with me. You're not gonna like this you deserve. This. Jackie MacMullan are Jackie one depen- America lifetime achievement award from literary sports writing this week. That is a big deal. You're the first woman to win for literary sports writing. And that's said about you allot. You're the first women in billions of things in the industry. But you have made it that you will not be the last because you have given yourself to everybody else. And we love you for that Jacki. Congrats.

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Derby Day

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

56:59 min | 2 years ago

Derby Day

"Doug mike was there are guy selling hot dogs in here well getting tickets to the game i wanna see is a hassle but i miss that stadium atmosphere so i brought the stadium atmosphere to work oh michael vivid seats make buying tickets quick and easy find the seats you wanna just a few clicks nights i just got tickets to tonight's game i got george green could all go home now we got here good morning ladies and gentlemen yours original is being delayed once again clear entertainment christians are released list is that each claim early nation a little baseball tonight podcast that we saw last year old why shown owning owning a home in the show that's right leg is playing mundane try it lovey open troy park it's a gorgeous producing the show back in bristol came up with that open what a great idea nice job with that hey we bring the best year josh macrey who go there you immediately go there i'm just complimenting you well man oh man i see what kind of a fan you are you get all these gee whiz you got all these bleacher tweets demeaning me about oh man i miss josh show the show so much better job and starts to harder you you're you're gonna be defensive and later in the week i'm gonna have some fun with you man i'm gonna pick you apart but will we'll save that for later in the week by the way it's interesting that today's baggage claim one day an it's not really a baggage claim day because of mental and on the sixth floor of the hotel where were staying in cleveland i just did sportscenter a little while ago and i was thinking you know it'd be cool and baggage claim on day to tape the podcast right outside of progressive field and i lou boudreaux's statue of is gonna sit next to that while i did that but between the street noise in the sound checks in all that i'm like no troy's gonna hit all that so so i i'm back in the hotel good call yeah for sure that this doesn't even sound like a baggage claim one day there we go all right let's get the news and notes of the day mets and phillies had a really weird weekend on saturday jake area is on the mound and todd frazier was at the plate and this happened there one pitch inside frazier's been hit again any fires and sat down and he's not happy surely saying they carry out of the now he does that frazier is still going on between frazier on a catcher jt real muto stock of the fraser as well that was mattie rosen wcbs who they change up but hit todd frazier but frazier after the game explained look we keep on getting hit and he doesn't like it end later in the game one eight another mets player was hit and it wasn't interjection here's what happened mickey callaway here's the pitch street to change the fan i agree but there's no one that's fine i hit a guy with a change of mickey callaway thrown out of the game vicky field area should be thrown out of the game he just wants the warnings were given it certainly wouldn't have the power of empire in this case all played on gibson call about making is been tossed sorry oh is being here three hits tonight what all this settlement that's gonna have a basis loaded one out so there's all this back and forth todd frazier very animated when he was on the field in after the game jake area that was asked about that phrase how everybody come of the skull so that was what was going on there okay and then meanwhile the new york post broke a story in the midst of that game that after friday's disappointing loss in which edwin d as the closure that general manager brodie van wagon and acquire during the off season after that loss brodie van wagon in winning tuesday coaches rome and he was very upset and he threw a chair in a lot of conversation about that which is why mickey calloway was asked about his relationship chip who brodie van wagon it it's fantastic were both passionate guys at wanna win yeah so that's the backdrop going the all star break this is what happened on the field on sunday jay bruce has become a mets killer two one pitch swing and a fly ball to center field pretty deep back goes look guys do the track to the wall he looks up by jay bruce does it again a two run shot just over the fence deep left center field hannah billy added early here in new york for bruce this is twenty third home run of the season is nine as a philly as three runs batted in today and he would at home run later in the game that call from sports radio ninety four w why p the phillies win this game eight to three the mets are forty and fifty ten games under five hundred thirteen and a half games out of first place and mickey calloway said this we could make a run at this thing you know we could sneak into that wildcard sneak back in this division you know look what the nationals have done in a two and a half week period anything could happen in baseball seen it all and we need to have a sense of urgency because of the possibilities in my mind anything's possible troy you become thee voice voice in the fans on this podcast what say you about mickey callaway saying the mets could sneak in the wildcard i think he's delusional based on everything that's happened over the past two weeks from all right padres beat the dodgers five to three fernando tag t adam silver day to to cry coming back in deep centerfield rush fernando seven on hold right now one nothing leadoff home run to to fly ball deep left field going back to his back in the day three run shot by one looking for a win in the series the great ted lightner ninety seven point three the fan the padres take three of four from the dodgers in the series athletics beat the mariners seven for matt olsen hitting monster homer here's two to pitch on the way it is on the rise no doubt in three nothing lowered a tremendous shot by all of a sudden he is happy early still nobody out in the first three nothing for good gory eight sixty eight am the answer in san francisco jack flaherty the cardinals had a no hitter into the seventh inning and then this happened memorial drive there is another home run forever long doria rural areas one nothing giants dave flemming knbr the giants win the game one nothing they go into the break playing pretty well the rangers troy's rangers facing off against the twins final game of their series and minnesota is one all top of the eleventh rooting at a door came to the plate two runners on base he faces roof metal door he swings in drives one deep in the left centerfield going back as gonzalez he looks up in this little man an opposite field three run home run berlin metal door his staff you're finger it's four one one of five point three the fan in that would be the final score nationals playing well facing the royals and anthony written don't get a big head in the bottom of the eighth one swing you're never gonna win it's really closing the national radio network washington wins five to two but in that moment i don't know if you saw this troy really funny max scherzer thought it was they walk off hit he thought that it was the bottom of the ninth inning bottom of the eighth any ran out to congratulate eating that near all played in a a oh yeah that's right we got more the play i think someone's already a looking for all star break yeah exactly like braves and marlins in this was the play of the game one of the best plays of the year instead you get a line drive to left charlie culbertson bear man come early for charlie covers the and that maintained eight forty forty three elite the braves they win the game they're rolling at the top of the national league east indians took care of business against the cincinnati reds winning eleven to one trevor bauer was great on the mound and jake bowers got it done at the plate here's the pitch and powers drives one dead center who's the sun our client new some thunder for the drive here in the showers around that and wtmj am eleven hundred raise took the final game of the series against the yankees two to one would help and tommy fam not a big leader second by d'arno and the pitch japan swinging a line drive centerfield grow around third wave home going nobody summary yeah so they raised win the final game of that series every day will six twenty wd hey the game of the day while one down in houston the astros and angels angels headed eight the fort lee bottom of the sixth inning andy red hot yuli gurriel came to the plate to what or robert bork katie any seven ninety eight now mike trout it already get one home run in this game and he came to the plate in the top of the eighth inning with a runner on base here's the pitch around the drive in centerfield going back on that one is springer apples caring it out i hair mike trout is done it again home run center field is second homer in his last two at bats in this ball game a two run shot his third homer this weekend abby angels now leave this game chan eight so they angels at eight ten days league at that point these asteroids rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning tying the score the jake bridget reach third base george springer at the plate probably gonna be even worse down on it can not moving right now there is a vicious collision at home in luke roy is shaken up at the moment and he looks days right now there are four moore is nick just lowers the boom on him it was eight terrible collision repair luke roy was knocked out momentarily had to be taken off the court upon review it was ruled that resnick was out of line in running over luke roy so he's run did not count it was still kennel in extra innings bottom of the tenth george springer at the plate one that's rare line her around robert four k b any seven ninety eight am but the talk after the game of course about the collision don't play something you rarely seen in baseball anymore rat or smith the manager of the angels was furious a and suggested that major league baseball should look at this is possible discipline against resnick here's horrific explaining what what happened first and foremost i hope he's okay that was a bad play for me is running and i see him take a step kind of the wind like he's gonna drop drop and go back so i tried it taken him stepping aside had personally inside corner and i watched the play again it looks major is drops right in front of him a once i kind of made a decision to eight one of the no christian yelich which announced and he has had to drop out of the home run derby because he's been dealing with a back issue is not in the lineup for milwaukee on sunday let's get to it rejoice live feeds timmy time is this a great game or why with tim kirch shit on baseball tonight encouraging covers baseball free sbn tim have any all star games you've been to a had been everyone starting with nineteen eighty two so this is a thirty eight straight from me oh my god you know when you start in the senate when he should have been everyone i didn't know how you're gonna end it like i didn't know where it's gonna go well i always felt like they all star game was something that i enjoy going to end it was though i don't work a i i always enjoy the all star game and back then buster the eighty two eighty three you know that when people were really cared about winning and everything else and stuff so i've seen a bunch of changes in the thirty eight years i've they all star game and will get some of that stuff going on in this year's all star band here in cleveland but first 'em under the all star game radar some stuff that happened over the weekend i wanna ask you about first you saw it a dj resnick slides h a r i guess you wouldn't call it a slide running over jonathan luke roy angels luke roy was taken to a hospital he's being examined we haven't gotten the full information from the angels about what his condition is everyone was worried about him after the game because it was such an ugly collision the sort of thing you don't see in baseball anymore bradshaw smith you know well i know well manager the angels is pretty upset after the game his coach reporters was it certainly didn't look like it clean play it looked like murray's and they took a step to the left and bold in tune with his arm up the call was right mlb should probably take a look at it and consider some type of suspension quite frankly 'em look brad smith is very understated framed it come out of basically say baseball's should suspend resnick that surprise me what was your take on that play yeah i don't think or moore is nick should be suspended for that play i'm sorry that that jonathan luke roy got hurt but he was in the line without the ball now did resnick taken extra step to the left does it have to be a that big of a collision probably not was the right call made i think it was but i don't think he should be suspended suspended for that and i think the bottom line again here buster is you know this rule still is not perfectly clear for the runners or the catchers and catchers used and know how to do this now they're still not sure at more portland runners don't exactly know what to do especially when the base is blocked like that it was a ten ten game this is this is the newport run here and that doesn't mean you should give the catcher a concussion discord import run but then merging didn't have a whole lot of choices here but maybe he shouldn't have been as egregious as he was that's why he was called out and maybe i'm in the minority here but i don't think he deserves to be suspended for that i thought he should have been more under control tim but in reading his what he his body language is coming down the line and what he was doing i thought anticipated jonathan luke roy was gonna move to the foul line or to the south side of the third base line as he caught the ball anyways anticipating the he was gonna go on inside tour don't play any lowered his head because he was gonna dive a an then luke roy didn't make that move enriched nick was any really bad place because he was being so aggressive what would you reid yes i again i don't think the runner knows exactly what to do anymore and what you're running as fast as you can end you're that big and you have to make eight splitsecond decision which way to go you might go the wrong way and i think that was the case here do i think he intended to steamroll in that hard sorry i don't think he did i think he might have guessed the wrong direction here and it was really unfortunate 'cause this is why this rule was put in place to protect catchers from the situation and the rules have protected captures for the most part but we also have to give a little bit of the benefit of the doubt here to the runners who aren't quite sure what to do or where to go on this and again it's attend a ten game guys trying to score runs he didn't see an avenue so he went to the place where he thought he could score any went in the way he thought he could score that that was head down shoulders first and then fortunately jonathan luke roy was in the way tim you mentioned you don't think he should be suspended i think he's going to be suspended a because the call went against him on the field with essentially ruled that a he ran over the catcher and based on that ruling i think he's gonna probably get i dunno tutor for games we don't have any precedent for this i'm gonna be interesting to see what the discipline is do you think he actually will be suspended i i do but there's a difference between whether i think he should be suspended and where he will be suspended and i think he will be suspended an i'm not sure that will be the correct ruling but baseball's gonna hold to this then you have a collision like that you have to lay down the law this can't happen again even though i don't take those malice at all in jake for his mind here right the phillies a over the weekend learned or maybe they already he knew the jake area that had bone spurs has bone spurs in his elbow you may need surgery i gotta tell you when i was watching a pitch against the mets you're like man he's not demanding anything the ball is all over the place and you know hit a couple of mets would change jobs a maybe the discomfort is part of the reason why it's such a like tart response the todd frazier talking about how he's gonna split his skull in so many words after the game a ken rosenthal is the first report that he may need surgery at some point i was told that yes in fact it's some point he's gonna have surgery the phillies have operated on the presumption that can hold off to after the season but look if this is affecting his command you wonder if that circumstantial changing and tim phillies team without jake gary it'll look very different a you know and they're already struggling as it is yet there in some trouble with their pitching especially in their bullpen and now in the rotation jake area has struggled for too long this year to not be hurt i think this is been bothering him but he is pretty strong at a pretty tough guy who's pitch through some interesting things in the past and i think he said i can get through this and yet the other night he was dreadful any hit some guys in nobody hits anybody with a change up especially on purpose so i just don't think he knows where the ball's going anymore and i think that's what happens when you have an elbow and i think if the phillies and i believe buster this is this is a pretty much we gotta win the shooter kind of thing everyone was built to the phillies to win this year and possibly jobs on the line based on this year so maybe they go out and do something if jake area is gonna be down down for a while maybe go trade first starting pitcher i'm not sure how easy that's gonna be but i think this might assess the tape that even more yeah i think they're gonna be a lot of buying opportunities we get closer to the deadline as some of the non contenders teams who decided to become sellers basically say you know what we're gonna dump this veteran player a even if it means you're saving money that's gonna be worthwhile to us and maybe the phillies can grab at least one or two of those guys they help with their death a jury came on saturday look at the mets the mets season continues to be this absolute circus during the game on saturday night the new york post file they story on their website that after these frustrating loss on friday night after edwin diaz and another meltdown on the mound brodie van wagon and their general manager at a meltdown in the coaches rome according to the new york post a huge yelling at the coaches and then he threw it share an tim when i heard this i was thinking about the people in that room that between phil regained their new pitching coach sure their interim pitching coach jim riggleman in chili davis and gary v star sina ricky bonus at cetera et cetera they have about three hundred years worth of baseball experience in that room and i gotta believe that probably none of them have seen a general manager react in this manner a after immediately after i lost a let alone eight first year general manager with no experience in this job and i thought for sure that on sunday after this report came out the brody would come out meet with reporters and say you know what that's a hundred percent true what a knucklehead i was and be self deprecating and make fun of himself and move forward and that didn't and happened i for some people and let's face it the fact that this leaked out at all tells you there may be already people in that room a look at this whole thing is being a clown show what did you make of that well i've never heard of a general manager throwing chair in the manager's office after a game and i've covered for a lotta years and again it's just another reminder of buster whether it's brody or anybody else gm is really hard job today harder than it's ever been there's a certain decorum nickel gm has show now more than ever because he's in charge of the team just tell me pat gillick john sure holes throwing a chair bobby cox is office you kidding may i could never happen and it shouldn't happen today and if it did happen i think brody should have cleared ear exactly like you said i think he's gonna do that this friday in the big press conference they're having which i don't think there's be the removal of the manager it's gonna be hopefully set the record straight on what's going on around here but i asked a couple of players what happens when you find out that the general manager chuck the chair in the manager's office andy in the players told me to a man they look around go like what what do we do it here this is a clown show if we indeed have somebody throwing chairs in the manager's office that's the way the players look at it and that's not a good look but i also the thing that i did when i my initial thought when i saw this tim was brody does not have a feel for post game decor 'cause in all the years i've covered i mean let's face it we've seen managers lose their tempers a you know they it can be we've seen the you know the videotape of how mcrae exploding and throwing his phone but typically that's not the case baseball players value equilibrium staffers value equilibrium especially in a case like this where it wasn't like they made sixteen errors in this game where guys weren't hustling guys were tearing this was a case where relief pitcher didn't do his job and it was simple and it happens even on great teams every year ten times a year into repeat pete buster the general manager's job when the manager is angry out of control and throwing things the gm's job is to come into his office in calm him down that's what the gm does that's the protocol protocol of the gm forty years ago in two day and yet it was the opposite if you're the gm came in just screaming and yelling and that sorry that's just unacceptable if it's exactly the way it was presented in the new york post all right let's talk about the events here in cleveland last night celebrity softball game which had a special meaning for you last night all my my jazz to eighty five years old hosted be the these celebrity softball game he's the play by play guy with our dear friend eduardo paradis edward owes idea not mind believe me have my son do this he knows all about pop culture since he's a boarding radio talk radio music radio guy and a so he said hey you still living cleveland pop culture you're tim's dad till you must know something about baseball an so they said you oh so it was it was quite a challenge but it was apparently it went really well and i'm not sure i've ever been prouder of myself that because that would be a difficult to cyber carl ravage do at nobody's more polished than him on air that's how difficult that thing is do do what they taped the broadcast will run at midnight on or after the home run derby on sunday but apparently jeffrey did really well and we had a long chad last night about how the pressure's off not just for him but for me i'm so relieved that everything went well oh that's really awesome how come you didn't play this year well thankfully i was not invited to play an we only have we only have one e s p n representative presentative i guess each year so i replaced by ryan howard who hit three hundred and eighty two major league homers so i think he's a far more fitting candidate in the five foot five insured and forty four pound baseball it's all writer so and ryan howard hit a home run his first at bat so it was all good and i'm just thrilled that at age sixty two i didn't have to play again anything jump out at you last night in the futures game a cause i i mean you you and i both know as you're watching these guys you're like okay we're gonna see some of them in the big leagues perhaps by the end of this year probably no later than within two years well that duran kid is pretty darn good he's got some serious power there's a lot to like they're they're so many kids buster again just another reminder of how this is a young man's game now at how many kids are coming out of that game and there'll be in the big leagues before you know it i don't think it used to be oh most of these guys play in the big leagues and some of them are gonna be released soon i think that's the reminders are players a bigger stronger faster and better than ever they get here faster than ever and some of those guys have played in that game last night it could be household names or you know joe adele angels prospect certainly he's gonna be a wing man from mike trout in coming years many he is impressive how big that guy is a home run derby tonight who is you're pick well a i'm gonna go with ronald a kunia junior only white house well i saw him buster just going on the last thing i saw i did sunday night baseball while you guys were a team when he hit he hit cannon shot he just tore a homeless guy with a line drive to right center field at city field right after we got done saying freddy freeman says waiting to see this guy's power to right center it's like great left handed hitter hitting it that way cooney hit that ball so hard that i said all right youth is on his side swings really hard unbelievably strong but i could make a case for at least five guys to win this year and i saw josh bell the other day long chat with him he of course is a switch hitter as is carlos santana bell told me he'll do predominantly swing left hand smaller fence lower fence and right field in cleveland but he said if i get tired economic turnaround at hit right hand it so i'm gonna put josh josh bell second on my list 'em to leave pete alonzo out of the top two this is is absolutely ridiculous biggest strength that guy as he is a polar bear and boy does he hit it far and hard end tim i've never talked to anybody who is more excited about the home run derby then that guy i posted a piece on any sbn dot com on sunday i talked to most of the guys are gonna participate to get their background how much they've been practicing saying why they chose her batting practice pitcher and so when i get pete alonzo on the phone he tells me when i was growing up as a kid you know my bedtime is nine o'clock and my parents a they would always make me go to bed but on the night of the home run derby that was one of the few nights i said i could stay up and he just starts rattling off all the details like he's a math major running through and equation he's talking about sammy sosa in two thousand two and josh hamilton in yankee stadium and todd frazier's amazing moment and he went on and on and on and you're like man this guy's investors and then he starts to tell you about his preparation he's been working if this were a few weeks a he's got eight his cousin derek morgan is going to be the guy who's gonna throw to him he's a former college baseball player he talked about how competitive is cousin is how competitive he is he's really confident they're gonna find a way to win this thing and i i've learned this year you don't underestimate pete alonzo right well i learned that and i also love it got matt chapman senate and his father's coming in to throw to him and i wanna be corny about that but that's as good as it gets when his dad throws to you in the major league home run derby we've seen it before what bryce harper we've seen seen it before with robert condello but it just warmed any dad's heart did know he gets to come in and throw bp son just like when in sonoma's ten twelve and he gets throw to in the home run derby at see how four hundred and fifty could homers and could hit and last one for you coursey all star game on tuesday night in tim i feel you and i are like old man yelling at the clouds i think we both would love to see baseball a give back to the time when players on both sides really cared about winning me all star game that it would become a priority the best players would stay in the game later rather than have this participation thing going on but i feel like what we've seen in the last four days just is another sign ton of erosion to some degree of this event 'cause you have so many players backing out of it and i'm not gonna pick out one or two guys individually because i think it's it's become a trend here where some guys were like now it's not that big of a deal and i was thinking to myself have you ever seen like lebron james say i don't wanna play any all star game i've ever seen like michael jordan say i'm not gonna participate in the all star game i don't know why it's happening in baseball this way tim yeah and it's unfortunate again we are old guys especially me yelling that win but you know pete rose used to greet those national leaders at the door of the clubhouse and tell them were gonna beat the american league again this year those days don't happen anymore when when but stan musial hit the walk off homer off of frank sold at a nineteen fifty seven in the twelfth inning he whispered yogi berra the catcher yogi i'm tired i wanna go home and then he hit a home run yogi caught all twelve innings of they all star game think about that that could never happen today no one will pitch will play close the twelve innings and i understand why we always have to remember it's still the best all star game and it's still just an exhibition game i would like just see a few more players a few more players take a little bit more pride that i'm representing my team in my league and i'm representing major league baseball and i'm playing in the july of july for baseball yeah added to the long list of things we want baseball and union to talk about a in her neck labor negotiation tim thanks for doing that okay buster posey's who will be back in a moment with carl ravitch but first or you staining your decks this summer again this time maybe you should try something that staying changing introducing val spar solid color stain it's easy to apply all weather protection that brings so much color uncovered the party you could bring up the color of the shutters where the planters even you're right you'll love it guarantee for ten years now spar exterior stain only at lowe's yeah that staying changing rapidly carl ramp and the rabbi betraying is mark in cleveland where abby is hosting baseball tonight but more importantly tonight hosting the home run derby starting at eight o'clock eastern car we start with this hoosier pick oh wow i'm gonna go with a jock peterson 'em i think that side of the bracket so little more favorable i think it's hard to get out of alonzo bell bracket so i think peterson has a little easier road in the finals and i think he's i think he's still isn't that i think we saw this a few years ago when he went toe to toe with fresher a he's got a guy pitching tool moose had experienced in this thing so i i i you know like i don't feel good about it but i'm gonna go with you soon yeah i of course you reference dino able who is the dodgers third base coach she has been in the home run derby is a pitcher twice carl i agree i think that that can make a difference i mean it seems like time and time and time again a we've seen situations where the hitters completely at the mercy of the guy any adrenaline of the guy who's throwing to have different guys they can't throw strikes an evil out there a veteran coach who's done that before that that's a big thing i agree a hundred percent i think matt chapman having his dad jim do it is a like a really neat nice wonderful story and you hope it works out well but you recognize how difficult that is gonna be you have to believe the circumstance just at least in the beginning of that i'm gonna rattle in a little bit because you're coming out in front of a you know an entire stadium there a million watch it on television and you haven't done it for a while so those stories really neat pete alonzo second cousin from ohio is a is a great rape story but will he be able to from from jump street you know group pitches to amend you really gotta start from jump street and you you have to be able to do this and you know you got four net so i i agree i think i think the pitching the pitching side of it is a is vitally important and i think we all remember even last year when bryce harper's dad for awhile couldn't couldn't find the zone and there were some frustration there and then all of a sudden he he located and harper just kept hitting home run after home run but that's that's a real critical piece and let's let's not kid ourselves this is a this is an environment unlike any other you are literally alone on a mountain west three batter and you have fifty thousand people staring down at you there's no there's no cage around the hitter it is a it is incredibly unique experience you've ever been in a golf tournament or pro am or anything in which you were standing alone and people are watching you and you're not used to doing that that can be committed and there's no doubt about that yeah ronald a kunia junior the other day a you know i i forty questions through the d at braves pr department and i asked him about the best advice he got any talks about what you just referenced he said of course he talked to freddy freeman who is in the derby last year and freddie said when you practice make sure you don't have the cage around you like the cage changes everything and i agree with you i think it changes everything for the the pitchers is well so will have to wait and see how they handle that what's it like for you to call the derby a it's a it's a unique in ends in great event i think you know there were certain events in our world especially that that involves the sport to recover a and like so much that that you wanna be a part of it i'm a made no secret about it i think they have the best job at the network getting a chance to do the home run derby the college world series the little league world series and you know covered baseball on a daily basis and get to cover the major league world series but yeah i mean if you have any bucket list as a broadcaster in baseball a those three events around it certainly calling eight playoff game or world series would be on it so a unique it's different i mean it's it's obviously not a nine inning game there's a there's a clock which doing college basketball you appreciate when there is eight o'clock a there's urgency to it there's excitement to it on you have mark to shera we have yourself we have jess 'em and i think you treated the same way people at home and watching it i mean the beautiful part of the derby similar to the little league world series is every age group watches this this is not confined to baseball fan only and this is a this is a chance i think for us and for baseball to tractor that crowd that they're always after this just say great chance to bring in younger viewers because the younger viewers enjoys this event that it's been proven a you know through are numbers and through the demographics of watch it so you are appealing appealing to a two way different group of baseball fans a chance to grab the i think the youth in this in this event this year a will speak to them i think they were for guys who were twentyfive right younger a there's some new faces there is some fresh faces there's big cities cities represented so it's a it's a unique unique experience and again we will use my i will use mark yourself and just as much as possible because i think everybody's enthusiasm pretty event is genuine and i think that will reflect a through the television screen then be computer tablet and wherever else you're watching it and you know that a lot of times when he talked to players about a vents it happened in baseball fifteen years so you know the world series he's a dynasty of the yankees you get a blank stare where players now they may not necessarily have an awareness that but when it comes the home run derby seems like everybody's seen that whether you're vlad junior and your dad one and one year or whether or not you're josh bell and when you were growing up in texas you're you're dad would set a pitching machine because you want it to replicate the home run derby and you're battling against her cousins everybody can relate to this event i think everybody at some time or another it's played some sort of a wiffle ball home run derby in their backyard no doubt no doubt wiffle ball a tennis racket home run derby where you hit it over the roof of a home a no no question about it and and all these dudes it's so funny because they're all twenty two twenty twentyfour twentyfive when they say i remember watching is the key as a kid that's like five years ago i mean you know they that that just like just happened but pete alonzo remembers mark maguire in in nineteen ninety nine you mentioned josh bell everybody but he seems to remember the josh hamilton performance at yankee stadium i mean they they they do they remember those moments and envy their moments you know they're they're not necessarily derby's because oftentimes the guy has the longest or the best round around doesn't end up winning the derby but boy you remember you remember the show hamilton put on in new york you remember what harper did last year you remember what frazier did in cincinnati and i i agree wholeheartedly with you the the it's different then the nineteen ninety five world series between the indians and the braves which a lot of folks in cleveland and that ladder may remember but it it may not go much further than the two cities that were involved the derby sort of transcend that and it brings in as i said a whole new audience and they are there at an age hopefully where they are impressionable and they do remember these things all right i know you did golick and wingo this morning i'm sure they ask you about the first half of the season what stuck out to you i'll give you three for me a one the dodgers being on an absolute mission they're the best team in baseball i don't think there's any doubt about it best regular thirty into the sixteen thirty two the best run differential number two for me would be the mets melt down which is just every day just more axe added to that circus and number three for me the home runs you know the fact that a home run rate at this point is almost ten percent higher than he wrecked past recor rate for major league baseball looks like fourteen teams are gonna see their club record's a single season record for home runs shattered those would stick out for me what about you i would say the baseball which which is absolutely a connection to the home run i mean there's no doubt that this baseball is unique i know joe madden compared to tide lifts all all the other day on technical assist said for years the way to reduce driving distance on golfers this to affect the golf ball madden was sort of alluding to that so it's it's the ball slash home run and it's really kind of a a an interesting drafting byproduct of all these whole months is you've got the homerun derby and in a sense you've lost homerun derby all season and that's not how it's supposed to be there is supposed to be a distinction between pete alonzo josh bell a guys like bellenger and then the rest of the players on the team and that distinction is is harder and harder to identify they're they're all everybody is a home run hitter so yeah the ball last month for sure i think the yankees a an astros race in the american league is the sort of stood out to me i've identified themselves as the two best teams and now you'll see which which one of the two will make a particular move they hope will will set them over the top and then i think the third one is seriously as among youth and i think we talked about this almost every year but last night on the baseball then show you know we had a sort of pick are images of the first half in the one i've talked to us when now this in a kunia were bouncing up and down on a on a walk off hit which the runner was found a third they came off the bench to help waiver man that that type of stuff to me it's contagious and to see it play out in a place like atlanta where you've had guys like freddy freeman and you know you're used to seeing a brian mccann there and they infused this enthusiasm and and i i love that about about this game it's i think the game itself a is in is in such a good place barring v owners and players fighting with each other but the age of the player andy connectivity dies like alex bregman have with his social media following and others are doing the same andrew mccutchen was a leader in that too by the way that's in a good place and it took me there were things that they could do they even even make it better and improve it and that's gonna take some communication and some a collaboration on a new deal but the the the pieces are in place they they have a lot of good things going forward as a sports so i'd say the baseball the yankees astros you all right rabih noon mating i'll see you there say about will be back in a moment with todd random but 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world or even go to his website todd rate m dot com todd i know you're in cleveland like i'm in cleveland need getting fired up and he all star game events i am excited buster a the weather's been beautiful here which is the most important thing but it's very nice nonetheless and i'm officially feeling old because my second all star game in cleveland the last time we've been in nineteen ninety seven yeah well there you go and by the way i want you did introduce you to troy farkas are new producer who's taken over for josh macrey is already talking smack about him i was at the top of the show today a an of course he's gonna become part of are are weekly quiz my competitor in based on different things you sam getting a little bit concerned about that but before we get to that a let's talk about all star game caps yeah i mean so relatively tivoli recent phenomenon i personally feel like one of the great great things about the major league baseball all star game despite it's a you know falling apart in certain respects is i love as you could imagine looking at the field and you see those intros and there are players and their actual uniforms and a somehow it's gotten a little i dunno marred mocked up whatever you wanna call it i'm thinking of derek jeter spinal all star game a couple of years back and he's wearing a white panel not i i you know what i'm saying but i'm being that guy so a i understand why it is and it's kind of fun but not know jimmy actual caps now i would vote for knowing that i was just joking what's important about how you know i really like goldman yelling the clouds 'cause we talk about how great you all star game used to be when the players were holy invested in winning and the starters would stay in the game to the eighth or ninth any gutsy the best players for a long time and it wasn't his participation trophy thing and anything uniforms are right in that same category gory yeah troy when he got come on jump on in on this i mean i like the way that they do it now in terms of everyone's rep in their teams now i am also like buster into who you know i i wish the game meant something because as fun as it is seeing every guy playing the game you know you wanna see certain guys more you know you wanna see christian yelich entire game not per three innings so well you know nineteen early two thousand two in milwaukee we had that tied and it really changed a lot of things 'em and a seat cushions went flying but the but the uniforms yeah i i always think about this you know when when when you see the players get introduced in the national league the home team seeing those giants off white uniforms knicks all the white or you know when they when we had the graves you're gonna see those those very very very dark gray arizona diamondbacks uniforms compared to everybody else they're sort of like i said promote promote visual perspective there's something wonderful and pure about that but as far as the caps go on at work and have talked to somebody this week yeah so when they do these introductions and they go through that stuff you're gonna be back in the in the back getting a hotdog instead of watching right i dunno i feel compelled the watch just in case something strange happened somebody gets out there and they're bp you're the former i don't know what's gonna happen but we'll see tomorrow all right all right let's get to this week's quiz in troy first quiz what do you got for us dot all right here we go the nineteen thirty five all star game played at cleveland municipal stadium was unique for this reason was it hey it was the highest attended mid summer classic ever be it was babe ruth fuck first or i'm sorry babe ruth final all star game see it was the only mlb game played at cleveland municipal stadium that season or d it was the first of all star game to be played at night nineteen thirty five buster and i remember well highest attended all star game ever babe ruth last one only mlb game played in that stadium that season or d the first all star game to be played at night i'm gonna go hey highest attended all star game you gotta try i'm gonna go with cd only game played in the stadium that season well troy just draws the first blood right out of the chute how that was great yes i learned i was thinking about that taking that one but it was so random it just it felt so random that you that you wouldn't ab just throwing that in on your own so mistake by may troy gotta write what were you gonna say top i'm gonna say yeah yes it boom very well well earned a the indians played at league park and if i'm not mistaken municipal stadium was kind of built on spec the hosts the nineteen thirty two summer olympics never happened it was just gigantic and it was always gigantic and a and a big crowd not the biggest ever they put they all star game in there and the indians finally shifted over there fulltime a several years later so there you go unbelievable i see i don't like the way this is trending already todd i i don't know if i like you anymore no i'm just kidding you're killing me i'm i'm gonna go criticize you're steep later or whatever you know that's not hard to do all right all right guys thank you great to meet you what was high buster only here in my friends at marathon a really helping you save because right now you can get five cents off every gallon everyday with making count rewards for marathon plus you can earn points for additional savings on fuel airfare hotels and more it's quick and easy the joint just visit and make it count dot com slash radio or download the free app so start saving today with make it count marathon offer valid only at participating marathon locations marathon fueling the american spirit bleacher tweets okay roster we've got a few good bleacher tweets for you the first one comes from reggie deal at baseball nerd owes seven who asks you buster as of the writing of this tweet no manager has been fired the season two part question which kurt manager could still be managing twenty years from now and which current player is most likely to be in a managerial roll twenty years from now i think brian mccann of the braves absolutely some point is lifetime will become manager the braves right and among the current manager dave roberts is not among the very youngest managers but i could see him because he's such a positive person he reminds me a lot of bobby cox i could see him being managed a manager twenty years from now and maybe even manager the dodgers he'll follow up in the tradition of walter all sending tommy lasorda section three comes from don irvine at don irvine on is we all star break a good thing for teams have been on a roll lately orders the threatened to slow their momentum and lessen their playoff chances i think they all star break is good for everyone the players are gassed it's amazing how many conversations guys you get closer to the deadline doesn't matter whether their teams playing great were playing poorly they wanna break it is a long season you can't you can't blame him for wanting some time off for sure and i mean you take a team like the rockies they've now lost six in a row and you love them they just they just need a break dionne next week come from eric with the twitter handle it i cannot pronounce so sorry about that aaron is could you recommend any good baseball books can be biographies fiction or nonfiction fiction this anything that you've read then a baseball fan would enjoy yeah eric's a water handle looks like something like a cia password of some kind i gotta say i perspective i can't do that you know i always tell people all the time reid the lords of the realm it came out in early nineties by johnny hill yard work for years at the wall street journal is they funny book about labor relations in baseball that might sound silly and counter intuitive but the stories of about owners as free agency came into being a with the george steinbrenner with ted turner they are off some it's the best baseball book that i've ever read and i would have thrown out there i mean if if you are a baseball fan you've probably read it but if you haven't read it you know a lot about it but moneyball i mean that is the basis for what baseball has become nowadays so that's what i would recommend off my reading list all right well you know i i get it i that would not be in my top yeah no i would not put it as a great baseball book however but michael lewis is one of the best authors of our days incredible writer end just information and just you know how forward thinking the da's organization was back then you we set the stage for what we are today and there's no question that a lot of people read that book and were inspired they're going to baseball definitely good tweets today guys thank you keep them coming especially early all star break we will not be taking a break all star their brakes of keep the tweets come using the hashtag bleacher tweets before wrap 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Bethenny Frankel is meddling with Real Housewives casting, Nick Viall reconnecting with Bachelor exes, Aubrey ODays lawyer speaks out about paparazzi pics.

Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter

23:47 min | 9 months ago

Bethenny Frankel is meddling with Real Housewives casting, Nick Viall reconnecting with Bachelor exes, Aubrey ODays lawyer speaks out about paparazzi pics.

"Welcome to the criminally podcast. I'm Holly Fry, and Maria Marquis together. We're exploring the intersection of history and true crime. Our first season of the show is all about lady poisoners sometimes women take power for themselves and sometimes they do it through murder. But how many were just misunderstood join us on criminally as untangle their stories on the iheartradio APP, apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Shoot. Welcome to the north. Of Your host rob shooter with Afrin Donnie Meacham from OK magazine Dot Com in L. A. Donnie all there. Hello. Will. Only. Last week, there's a crisis on the show. Did you hear what happened? I posted the rug show Donnay and I only posted by owed audio. So dotted I record on separate audio tracks and then I merged them together however lots tweet. Terrible I only posted my own. It was actually my favorite show of all time I sounded marvelous. But this I promise I promise that you will be included I probably should be that did anybody let you know? Yeah. Well. I woke up to a bunch of messages on Facebook I. Don't hear Donny and I'm like I definitely spoke this morning I got up. And I did it. It's terrible. Get episodes early and just posted by over. And then I listened to it. You know what? I actually did listen to and take a moment to notice there was some big could put the finger on. Something visit. Our lovely lovely threatens to obey daughter. Okay. Well, he's here today. What time is it? It is tea time. This is an exclusive from OK magazine Dot. com. Your site dunning Bethany Frankel is meddling in the casting decisions of the real housewives. So after the Ryndam, Medley was fired from the show which really was quite surprised at shockwaves people did not see this coming particularly dirigiste. Wondering. How did this happen who's next and now it appears the Bethany Frankel. Of course, has her finger in the Pie. A game sources are telling Okay magazine Dot com quote Bethany is like the wicked witch that will not die. She left the show, but you can't walk range and can't stop meddling behind the scenes. She's still having private meetings with the show's boss Andy Cohen out in the. Hamptons very fancy out there, and he's been out there the whole summer the whole krona virus I think Bethany Tube. She's not shy about telling him who he should fire and who she he should keep on the show. What's surprising about this is Bethany had very little success in TV away from the housewives. So I think she did skating with the stars or something stars on ice a disaster page. Awful. It was awful. It's a huge hit in Britain but it was not a hit. He sure did Martha Stewart's apprentice the one but didn't work and she also had a talk show think could not did that didn't do too well, but got failed the canceled to so it seems that everything Bethany has touched that Andy hasn't been involved in hasn't really done that well nobody understands why is it? He's listening to her she doesn't have a long resume of TV success. Everybody is. What does she have on and is this Donald? Trump Russia situation? Does she have a tape of him? Just speculating what is going gone? What do you think? Well Look I. Think Bethany is Andy's best girlfriend and I think we all have one of those girlfriends where whatever they say we've listened because she calls your mind but I listen to anything you. Never see Karch girl. I see the thing is Gil friends and boyfriends we friends in general you can get into someone's head. So after a couple of drinks Patino if you said to meet on, you know I think Billy Joel could do a better theme song than Berry novel. Oh. Listen. I don't think. On. My listen has afraid of put something terrible into your head Molotov. I, know. is relationship is really not been very good for the other ladies and they're all starting to suck up to Bethany. Now to see she's the boss of the show she left the show she came back to the show. So what do you think is GonNa Happen here she the boss study now hear me I think Bethany. I have no proof I think Bethany. That was coming back to the show because I even just did a story yesterday on Bethany. She's posting these Selfie Free Self Love. I'm aging gracefully photos. She's now a vegetarian. Ran Her daughter asked her to. So she's in constant slowly trickling back into the atmosphere she's up to something and I just don't. She's very clever. I've known her forever I knew her before she was a housewife. So she was knocking around York trying to be famous for while and don't say that was disrespect I really like for it and then when she got the housewife, she dumped me. Fabulous but I remember the first two seasons of high swabs going for dinner with her and drinks with her and really encouraging her I. Think one of the reasons she was nice to me is that I ripped Jessica Simpson and that at the time was sort of the peak of reality TV success. So she was trying to get all those ideas once again, very, very smart Bethany is no fool here she has got I think her own show coming out on, wanted the streaming services. I'm not quite sure which one, but it's GonNa be like Donald Trump. Apprentice thing where you worked for Bethany, and then if you win, you get to work for her company skinny girl that's the name fifth skill. But I don't know I. Think she thought it would be a big network show like ABC or NBC it didn't happen. So I think it's only eight or nine series season not seasons eight or nine episodes that they're doing is always got andy if it doesn't work out, can you imagine being that Lacaille that if it doesn't work out, you can fall back Nebraska Adult Goodall Bravo it's kind of a safety isn't it? It's a great safe to that. Let's do our poll question of the day. Bethany frankly, still meddling again with the real housewives casting will bethany ever move on move on you know somebody somebody that you worked with WHO still comes back to the office to visit. You know what? I mean some people. It's really hard to let go of job I'm very good I move on. So quickly it's actual blue its impact it's brewed. On so fast Bethany caught move on what do you think about this? Yes or no go vote on twitter page at Not Nicer Rob facebook page naughty gossip and be sure to check back tomorrow to hear your results Donnie what's going on with the bachelor the Bachelor Star Nick Vile he actually reconnecting with one of his Bachelor X.'s. Sort of. What are you doing? This category so the Bachelor Star. Nick. Vow and his fiancee Vanessa Gremaldi. So they called it quits, but they actually reunited. So Nick has a new product and the work it's called Nick the talks trash TV where it goes on and he talks about you know reality TV it's funny that is calling a trash TV vigneault he's been on three different. Seasons to Bachelorette's and he was on the bachelor himself. But what he's saying is that he invited his Exxon and I'm assuming inviting more XS aren't and they had an open conversation about the relationship why it didn't work out I. Just I I. Don't know if I can literally invite my Exxon to be like, Hey, let's Hash ow why we didn't work. Smart isn't that what you do at a bar in the privacy of your own apartment I'm not sure that would make it a great episode riot tags. I'm not sure is he's in a very difficult position Nick sorta famous. He's very handsome. I recognize him when I. See him on TV I met him once he's a good looking guy put. What do you do after be in the bachelor in? It's the same with Bethany in some ways it's really hard to move on like I think it. Was Two thousand fourteen he first appeared that's our six years ago and he's still making his living out of this franchise which I respect. I'm not saying it's a bad thing I just wonder where does it go? I know he wanted to be an actor and he did some auditions out in La New York and they didn't quite work out. So what's GonNa Happen to him Don easy going to be able to do this for the next ten years maybe will if it's a hit if it's good. You gotta put out quality work. Though. That's it. We know somebody that was on a reality show we her 'cause it's a bit cruel but was on a sort of princess type reality show Donnie and I both know the person and she has not moved on I mean, what was it five years ago? Johnny Tad. Ten years still talking about her On still do you do that? Can you move on or do you still talk about the good old days when you're at Sirius Xm no I can have reminisce reminiscent and moving on or totally different. I agree this is a wild story. Adequate has posted the most delicious photograph shirtless of Anderson Cooper's been cooper is on CNN. He's a real news bond and kind of a serious. He's not the laughing giggles types of person, but he's best friend. Andy. Cohen. So you must have fun side. Andy said they would normally be on vacation now him and his best Powell would be on vacation somewhere since stay not because of the virus Andy thought it just post the picture of Anderson without his permission to upset Him. He looks good I mean he looks really. Hit Juno, we used to work at the same Jim Anderson Cooper and my good self and when I say work out I, mean he worked out and I gently drugged. Often. Walked by the I, got a big balls used to sit on it and roll around the floor like can I said to myself? This exhausted the why of ductless in any way it's terrible. I understood now was follow him downstairs to the White Trim and he was with Ben his boyfriend at the time and Ben and him with lift these weights like popsicles like. When he finished I walked over to touch the same weight. Couldn't even pick it up with both hopkins who was awful awful. Now, do you think back to the story TATY US? Do, you think he got permission like if if Anderson didn't like it hit text him and say take that dad also to if you had a shirtless picture of me, I would want it remove because it's not that Nice. Anderson looks amazing. There's no body fat there he looks Fab it's like you your bet you look great probably too skinny for my liking but you look great without your shirts. You probably wouldn't say take it off no I think i. I, the two of them. Go at each other but I think though that I wouldn't need my friends permission mission to them, but they would need my permission. And that's not very double standard talk about pictures. This is quite a scandal that's happening what's happening with all. Day this is a very, he said, she said serious too. So former Dan became singer Aubrey of day. So what happened was she speaking out now her lawyer is speaking out against Razzi picks that were posted about her. So these picks were allegedly posted of her and they got spread around to different outlets where people were saying, she was unrecognizable as she was walking in Palm, springs and. Over her weight gain alleged waking because she didn't look like she normally looked at the pictures of very very different I mean, let's be honest. We don't fat shame on this show. We have no tolerance for all. We don't find it funny, but there's pictures out there that claim to be her claim. Yes. Now the photographer is sticking by the story and saying they are her page six is reporting. They are her it's a dramatic difference, and so she's fighting back continue donald he says, no, she says, these are not me she posted a picture of herself. She says an unedited photo wearing a black one piece swims fabulous fabulous the same night and she on her twitter account and she said that. She doesn't understand the industry's obsession with women's bodies right and that basically this needs to stop stop abusing women's bodies. She's basically calling out people for fat shaming her she's shaming her she's right. She's absolutely right I mean if the pictures of Dr North. But if the real who has I think that it's very, very difficult like this is currently the number one story on the Neil posts dot com it's got more readers than stories about politics, president trump or vice president biden, the number one story is Aubrey owed as wait. So unfortunately, as long as we keep reading these stories, photographers were Cape taken the pictures and selling them and posting them. I feel really awful about this. Actually know her a little bit I just sent her an email. She hasn't responded you but I didn't even Oscar like to come on the show defenders I just wrote to her team or Bray, and you know what begins with an F. A. Mall you look great. Let's not dwell on it anymore. Aubrey we love you here be yourself. The store is quite quite lovely. To Bradley Cooper's opening up about being the cat tak- for his mummy Gloria Mimouni took it to the Oscars the very close. He said he just likes hanging out with her so cute. So during the pandemic, Hey, told interview magazine that his daughter, his mom and his two dogs are all hunkered down together. None of them have left the highest his mom's eighty years old looks marvellous and he won't Let. Anybody in the house either because if she gets the coronavirus, it's over there in a little town house that has a backyard. However, he must have done this interview for a couple of weeks ago because recently we saw him on a movie set looking very dapper and who can forget we saw him shirtless on a beach with Jennifer Gardner. So my question is what happened with Jennifer Garner happened that's what That's so she's a woman. Wonderful Man. A good looking woman comes along. He's like mom. I'll tell me that's stuck should johnny who could get you what celebrity could get you out of your little quarantine bubble who would get you out br Bradley Cooper could one hundred percent. shirtlessly, Anderson Cooper good. Looking. Very diverse lip this though isn't it though there's not much connects those threes. Luckily new. The number one most important quality. Terrible Shallow Charlotte. A. Quick We will be. Back. I like a bed that's really firm something a little softer than that rest. Easy to sleep number three, sixty smart bet you can both adjust your sleep number setting. Yeah. It really helped me fall asleep faster asked gently warming your feet. Okay. But can help keep us asleep it senses your movements automatically adjust to keep you effortlessly comfortable sleepnumber proven quality sleep is life changing sleep. It's big sale of the year were all beds are on sale save fifty percent on the sleep number three, sixty limited edition smart that only for a limited time to learn more, go to sleepnumber DOT COM. Welcome back to the notable show on rob shoots a with Johnny meacham tonic talk if we can hear you this week that. Someone that Mike last week if you're just listening halfway through, I forgot to post audio I already posted it won't happen again. So let's get to the polls that the. Donnie on yesterday's show we talked about Mariah Carey saying she was very uncomfortable on an episode of Ellen. I question was an remember Ellen can hold a grudge will mariah ever be invited back on the show yes or no let's have a look here on twitter Oh, eighty, percent eight, zero said no Mariah will not be back only twenty percent said, yes she has been on the show though about five times since this little incident happened what do you think Johnny if somebody criticize you or your show God forbid are beautiful podcast which you invite them back Yes I would. Absolutely. You would you turn hold a grudge you? Hold the criteria invite him back to go. What are you talking about to tell the ball? Back. To tell about your monster hundred, don't forget to vote on today's twitter question or poll question either Bethany Franco can she just move on? Can you move on to our twitter page? Not Nice Robert facebook patient not Gaza and be sure to check back tomorrow to hear your results and now it's time for an nicest of the day off. The nicest day are actually Trevor Noah and Meka Kelly. In a serious relationship. Door herbal. The very happiest source tells us and this is the part of the daily show trevor. Noah. He has been very cute is always so so he can also get. Everyone on the shows getting out of this. Very, quiet about always dating someone I, decided perpetually single, but he is dating actress Minka Kelly and Funny Enough Mickey Calloway was actually famously dating the Yankees started. I remember that. Taste So I think they're even living together during quarantine that kept it kept it a secret but to bad, we've told everybody that is up. Sorry Trevor then make then make a beautiful couple. Have you ever met him in person? So he's not only adorable not the I've seen him at a couple of events beautiful and the accent that South African acts always just he's everything to me he he could get out of the house. Okay. Now, who noticed of the day Naughty morty nausea? Shaving I, love you just change merging calls every Thursday you days have been. Rolling today Wednesday. Okay. So I notice the day I'm not really sure who's the naughtiest here, but the situations, not early side. Prince Harry is revealing details about his last conversation with Princess Diana before her death. So this week it's the twenty third anniversary Donald twenty-three since Princess Diana died, and so an old interview of of Harry's talking about his mommy is popping back up the documentaries from two thousand seventeen called mother Diana and he talks about what are the biggest regrets that. He still carries is that before she passed she cold where he was staying, which was at the Queen, at the Scottish residence bow moral and he was too busy distracted playing with his cousins. So he was on the phone with his mom and we didn't really want to talk to a guy at the time and he's sort of rushed her off the phone and he said it had I known that was going to be the last conversation I, going to have with my mommy. I would have obviously very different things. He also opened up saying him and his brother William. That's not a day that goes by when they don't think about mommy wondering who she would be. Now what role would be it makes me also sad donnie really I talked to my mommy every Sunday and she's probably listening. She finally knows that I have a job like she never really understood what I did for all these years but. I gotta be honest here. Mommy I'm sorry that I'm telling secrets but. Initially talking to my mom every Sunday particularly hung over if I went on a Saturday with you Donna, it was not always the the most enjoyable twenty minutes would have to do. It's changed now I really look forward to it and I do think in my mind. Gosh, you know she's in her rate is this could be the last time I talked to. So I make sure I end every conversation with I. Love you which mom doesn't say back we're British. So we don't really talk about our feelings very much over there. So nobody my family says I love you they would never say it and I can feel Revenue Telephone Creighton Jin what I'm saying I love you. Love you but I'm going to do I'm not going to stop what about you and your Mommy Donnie I. There's been it's been a troubled past there. We've been honest about that where you with your mom. We talk at least two to three times a week and I'm the same with you though even if we do have our disagreements and our spats I always try and make up because you just you never know. You know, okay let's have a moment of rob. So for twenty and get a job. Not, yet sweetie I'm still doing the Promo. The. will too hastily. Gosh, it's a terrible mistake. I'm rethinking that. So for twenty minutes or so we try to make you GEICO laugh. But for a moment, we're little bit more serious. This is our moment of Rob Donny what you get you get around argument you blew it. You blew it. Okay. So this quote is from Oprah Winfrey we've been talking all week. About getting to know yourself, how do you know yourself? Are you confident delight yourself are you comfortable in your own skin? Oprah said the following quote. I was once afraid of people saying who does she think she is now I have the courage to stand and say this is who I am. It took me a long time to be comfortable in this ridiculous like. Like. Upbeat growing up really was sort of like a big muppet now. But I saw two like myself being a muppet. Donald. You like yourself how do you know yourself? I do really like myself. I'm learning about myself every day I do learn new things up but I really liked the person that I am. I like that person too. I liked from the moment. I. Saw you and everybody else we want you to thank you so much for listening. We run out of time. This is the Naughty but nice with rupture production of iheartradio were. To subscribe on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen and leave us a review. They are helpful I know about them but they do make a difference I'm not sure how but I'm told they. I remember all together now if you're going to be not. You've got. Take take care everybody. It's not nice. 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Hour 1: SVG To New Orleans

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

33:46 min | 7 months ago

Hour 1: SVG To New Orleans

"This is the Dan lebatardshow with this to spot casts. Aggressive. Again, it's very early in the morning and the music. Is starting off more. Like. Ten PM than ten am. Ryan Fitzpatrick Selfish. Enough of him seriously he comes out and says how heartbroken he is. He's never been so hurt even though he's been benched many many times selfish. Get Out of the way fitzpatrick. is to a time. We don't have time. We fell in love briefly with your beard, but you were a rented mistress. We were with you. What are you shaking your head? No about billy. You want you. Still you want to put him in the hall of fame and have him start on Sunday. Well. Yeah two weeks. But yeah, I think everybody feels the same way I. Think once they heard Ryan. Fitzpatrick everyone was Kinda like do we have to do this right now? Can't this way too little bit longer I mean everyone's heartbroken his heart broke right I. Know He is selfish he should be mentoring to unselfishly he is standing in his way by telling us all about heartbreak taking away the to shine I, mean he's thirty seven years old he is not a starting quarterback he has five thousand yards. For three different teams in that division because he's not very good he's replaced dozens of quarterbacks and now as hard as broken because he's the one being replaced police, he's not even saying it's a bad move. He's just saying it's a move that makes them sad because he'd like to play I don't understand what the issue is. Well, I'll turn it on man don't have feelings Chris Cody this poor that's right. No time for feelings bringing the young body to replace the old body, they're all disposable including the beard. Don't like my ally on this. I am not. One now change my opinion and be heartbroken totally because Ryan Fitzpatrick is blubbering heart is hurt all day I was it was heartbreaking for me. And I flow Kinda said what he said and said what he said you guys as well and that's the decision in the direction that the organization is going in and obviously in a we talked in the past main, you guys about how I'm the placeholder and this eventually was going to happen no matter. It's just a matter of kind of win not if and. It's still just it broke my heart yesterday and minnows a tough. Tough thing for for me to hear and to now have to deal with. But they I'm going to do my best with it. Are you crying bill? You crying? I'm not crying dusty here. Are you crying absolutely it's not too late coach flow do the right thing play the thirty-seven-year-old. The crazy part about that is he's going to be the best teammate going forward after having said all that he's still going to be the most supportive backup in the entire league ability you and me we go outside of the stadium and we start chanting we want Ryan. Let's dig while everyone else is egging ten to twelve feet apart but. Let's form like with. Let's form a protest march outside the stadium saying we want Ryan, I've eight flora's because I don't think Fitzpatrick has ever strung together three consecutive great starts in a row. He's had two in a row and I think he knows the third one is coming and it was two time. That's it. I'm telling you game on Patrick at I guarantee you he has never had three great games and he. Started please stop repaying Ryan Fitzpatrick. All right. Why is it that I come in I don't like I always active. Why is it? This? Is You this? Is you in every way I'm totally being sarcastic you or one upping me by then ripping him as well like you're saying how bad he is and you just went what you just five thousand yards for three different teams because he's thinks for everybody and you're just ripping him right and left and I don't want you on my side and furthermore you made me break character I was joking I, was. Like. I was so thrilled to have you on my son is doubling up on just let me have the sarcasm before you get in here and doubling up and start ripping him. If Ryan Fitzpatrick could go back in time to Sunday. Do you think instead of standing on the sidelines hyping up the crowd went to a came in he'd be like Kinda calming Quiet. That him works. Secret booed. Who? pinching knows wafting air in front of the. Team at practice owner. So Confusing Ryan Fitzpatrick. He's lost his job plenty, but this is the first time he's lost his job all playing well. So it's a whole new deal for the thirty seven old and he's also saying though that because I don't think we played the sound of the Schefter quoted him on, which is him saying he's been benched a bunch of, but this one hurts more than any of them. and I don't know if it's because he wanted to see if he could get to his unprecedented third grade game in a row never happened never happened as to over more blubbering from Fitzpatrick. The Selfish Fitzpatrick there's a lot of stuff going through my mind yesterday is this it was that you don't my last game as a as a NFL player in terms of you know being the starter going out there and playing, I've been you know starter been benched all kinds of different ways. But this was kind of the first place other than buffalo where I was I just felt fully committed and invested and felt like it was my team. his team he felt like and I do think that the emotion of this and the reason this one is different. Gotz is not because he's playing well or not. Even because of the my team, it's because you look in. The Mirror and what looks back at you as your career mortality where he realizes. The rest I just started for the last time unless someone gets hurt like I am now at the rest of the way, I'm probably going to be a backup for everybody right but that's what he is. He's career back but he's not he's a guy who says a starter thrown for five thousand yards with how many different team you strangely us as an insult I guess the different teams, there is a strike. against them but that's impressive. He's had a good career. He's had more rushing touchdowns than Bo Jackson I'm not saying he hasn't had a good career I'm not saying he's not a good guy. I've just saying in this particular instance you sign this year with the dolphins knowing eventually they were to give the ball to a and now your heart is broken once they knew all all you keep doing his same Malian. Everyone's not great Dan. Honest I. Great quarterback stay with their team. I'm not arguing these great. It's just I'm talking about the humanity of his eulogy and you, keep wanting at the funeral to be like yeah. But he's dead and he wasn't that good when he was alive seventy, one, million dollars he's fine I think that's why the word good exists because I great and it's not bad good is fine. We can call somebody. Good. I would say he's an average starting quarterback and that's and that's hard to do I mean show me all the average starting quarterbacks that have suck around thirty seven years. Old Dan. His best case scenario now is going to another team in having this heartbreak again, just being a stopgap for four games and having the exact same press conference where he's always thirty seven. Omani made the point I'm I'm going to play another clip that makes you feel even more for Ryan Fitzpatrick and I think a lot of people are Bomani made the observation easy with something that every nfl are for the most part has to deal with. But one, it's thirty seven year old bearded. Well he's adorable as part of it like any gets to be adorable because look at him I basically got fired yesterday and then. My Day of work today consists of the me in zoom meetings listening to the guy that fired me and then. In a locked in a spaced out room with my replacement for four hours today. Yeah that's humanizing me watching greeny. You think Fitzpatrick will have the the defense sign when the dolphins have the ball like Oh have someone. Who will who will have who else is on the team that wouldn't want to have success? Yes. I have him holding up in one hand the D. and the other hand the fence when to was on the field. So what's the play here? Now you look around the league and try to SCOPE OUT WHO's most likely to get injured next season let me stick around there because honestly up to of might beyond that list. Around long enough to make it the Steve Right back in two weeks jeff. Hill plan would have learned it in the dolphin offices like that's exactly how to do it. Go to Mariota wherever MARIOTA's. Starting. Down Lever Tar. Yes. Everybody to God's did put the Willie in. Willy. Nilly Stugatz someone is claiming that I have the swine flu. Perhaps I do DC Donlevatar show on ESPN radio. 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So we want to get to our friends Stan Van Gundy now, being entrusted with the most precious of things the young treasure it is a gift to be given a job that has one of those in basketball but we just saw Alvin gentry have one of those in the same city with Anthony Davis and it all fell apart so it isn't an easy job, but I would love To Watch stand do it like he surprised us by doing that I really didn't think that he was going to go back to coaching but he texted me last night that it's as much addiction as it is passion because. Changes when he has to do this becomes miserable and he becomes a vastly less fun. You see when Stan is on with us as a coach, you can see that it's not nearly as fun as when he's a broadcaster is he gonNA stop tweeting I wonder I mean I'm sure he is after the election and it just coaching right? He's not. Doing what he did with the Pistons which is run the front office, run the entire organization. Basically, they got griff the okay. That's a good spot for Stan is it not? That's a good game Mendez sermon this Job Yeah Zion. Williamson obviously at the headliner. But you have the most improved player in the game and Brandon Ingram that's a that's a job. That doesn't really come available all that often. So I know he's a quality life person and he said the next place I coach is going to have to be a a relocated franchise Lake Mary. But for Zaylon and that young core, you make an exception of fascinated by that addiction because stan was really good at being an analyst at calling games at. Doing studio shows and I think it's a lot easier just the Eddie, make good money doing it because he's excellent at doing that think pull on. It's an interesting life choice because what it is, it's choice to be unhappy more often it's a choice to choose a more difficult job by leaps and bounds that makes you unhappier when you don't need the money. And it's just chasing the winning and it's just chasing stands never one one I should have started this segment with the sarcasm of another white recycled coach, another another white man being given a great job. At. When black men are waiting in line, another failure gets a reheated for the fourth time he's replacing a black man. Recycled one event. Looked jrue holiday to is one of the more underrated. I've been teasing him. The thing I've been teasing him about is So now you're going to be vacationing with Lavar ball like because you remember he came after Lavar Ball Pretty. Art. I order business getting in there would be anybody want Lonzo. Anybody that anyone do any of you guys want him. that. Paradigm shift in that League like when you look at who are the young players who are gonNA come get the stuff that the older guys at the top of the conference have like this team has them like they have holiday they have Brandon Ingram and they have what got traded for Anthony Davis I don't know what you guys feel about Paul but. What got traded for Anthony Davis because I I watch ingram play last year in a way that was I I was startled by how much better than it was in. This is thinking that he was going to be pretty special coming out of college, but he was like a non factor before last year and then they just sort of gave him the. Lead role and they weren't very good but he was much improved. Yeah. HOUSTON. All Star Brandon Ingram Star jrue holiday believes in all star or has been in his career. Got Nice pieces in that trade. They got an all star back. You never win the trade when you give up the hall of fame talent in Anthony Davis in the prime of. His career, but you can do a hell of a lot worse than Griffin pels did and getting back Brandon Ingram Nice pieces like Josh. Heart. JJ, they're sure furious because he finally missed the playoffs for the first time in his career. No Griffin's going to be aggressive. Yes. Yeah. Lonzo made progress last year Mikey dead then in the bubble of all. He was so bad in that bubble. I WanNa talk about a story though Stu gods nearby in new. Orleans. Did you see or did you read any of the headlines or the story about what's happening at Lsu with the The investigations of the NCAA have you seen any of this? No, I think they self imposed right they they gave the they gave themselves their penalty there they there you mean they gave it to Odell. Beckham Yeah This is a story that I thought was funny for a number of reasons. One of which is you remember the big scandal of them, celebrating the championship and Odell Beckham being in the locker room and all of a sudden dollars flying up in the air physically all over the place So that punishment came down and it comes down on the same week here where funny enough STU got. Lebron James is signing a hummer endorsement after high school career that involved one of these stupid Hummer controversy. So now we've got the stupid Odell Beckham controversy about him deciding to give hundreds of dollars to these athletes and a couple of layers to this right one. Hey. LSU got good. Big Surprise Right Lsu got good with the swamp monster as its code. Their athletes were totally overwhelming. We just saw quarterback of a better college season than we've ever seen. What do you mean they were cheating? How are they beating all the other cheaters? Oh, they were also cheating and this is one of the ways that they were cheating and I don't mind the cheating STU got unless it's like this. Less the boosters stealing from a hospital embezzling money is the CEO of a hospital allegedly and the coaching staff is flying around in a private plane and he's giving the father of one of their offensive Lineman, a hundred eighty grand for a no show job while embezzling a hospital. For the father of an offensive lineman what do you think the running backs in the row receivers are going for when a no show job for the father of an offensive Lineman is one hundred eighty grand like what is Joe Barrow Getting One of the Boroughs Imagine Jefferson's getting. A lot more. It's one hundred and eighty grand for no show job for your. For an offensive lineman. But the headline is Odell Beckham gives them money like you got really into the story before you get to the embezzling from the hospital from the booster giving a no show job of that headline gets many people to the story I mean but but it's silly it's not the crime it's the criminal it's not famous. Are you like any of us I put it on the poll and has, Hey, what's worse here an NFL player given LSU players a few thousand dollars in the liberal celebrating a championship or a hospital CEO embezzling from the hospital so he can pay kid's father I mean but. He. Doesn't that's the headline. I'm not certain many people read long headline. I think Charles Robinson was inconsideration for Pulitzer Prize because Nevin Shapiro bought a Hibachi dinner for a bunch of players. This is ridiculous and we just don't bat an eye anymore. Probably overreacted to that persecute canes fan over here a little bit. Die For down to reluctantly take party something guts couldn't be happier doing speaking of have Dick by talent for the first time a long time. How are we handling all of this? Because this is he's race fan but our show's history with him as tends and he's a lovable lovable. Mascot. For the company and God has a bit of a beef with him because he doesn't have to be. We squashed had years ago. He's been on with a several times after the hangup incident of what two, thousand, eight, heavily squashed it. I, don't feel like we squashed it. was worried about how this was going to go because he wants to yell at him. About. Rick Pitino coaching it I own A. Reis in control of how this goes he shouldn't be worried if you don't want it to go poorly, don't agitate him I want to listen I love Dick vitale. Okay. I really do I respect him and I want my relationship to be a good one with him and right now I don't feel like it is that's all I'm saying I'd like to repair it. All right. We'll see if if you do. All. Donlevatar texter writes in Oh, wow Dan you don't argue and you don't yell you're so perfect except you have the face of a six hundred pound man stugatz. Talk this is live at our show with this two guys ads on ESPN radio. The Dan Lebatardshow is brought to you by Shell v Power Nitro plus premium gasoline guests on the Dan lebatardshow appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance line. ESPN. Investigate season to the running man podcast is now available subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcast. I want to send a congratulations and a very loving and heartfelt a shoutout to some pioneers in our industry in a second. But before I do that, we bring on an even bigger titan than those bums, Tony Kornheiser and Michael. Wilbon, here's Christine Lacy. ooh. And finally Ernest, Hemingway survived malaria pneumonia anthrax skin cancer dysentery anemia hepatitis diabetes two plane crashes a ruptured kidney, a ruptured liver, a ruptured spleen, a fractured skull and crushed Vertebra. Were around to listen to today, show would probably be too much for him to over how She was showing off to as an update. Blake. was so good. It was so good. It's. Gone. Through that obstacle course. Thank you Christine. Get the highest production, our show authors. The Kazuki says, blown by Lorenzo Lorenzo is the one who was pointing out to me. I did not know this before today but these guys are responsible in some ways for everything that has been my television career at ESPN because after sports reporters, Tony and Mike and Eric ride home the. Producer of that show those guys created across ESPN the argument culture. You see today I wonder and they did it better than any of us. They did it with more chemistry than any of us and they do it still in a way that is classier than most of what you've seen they. They've spawn I was gonNA say still doing it better than everyone well, there certainly, the ones getting the ratings still after all these years and I was wondering if Chris and Billy and Tony even remember what? was on before PTI in that time slot because this is the twenty year anniversary of PTI. Today is the twenty year anniversary. Tony thought is GONNA last like six months he they were so bad at the beginning so bad and they were actually replacing a popular show. It was just Roy firestone doing up close and doing gender of you daily. It was a great show, but it's really hard to get a daily guest to come into a studio and do a show. So many of the guests were slow or not worth. Twenty five minutes and so they changed that from literal bells and whistles they changed the format where it's like we're GonNa talk about things fast. We're GONNA talk about them a minute at a time. If you're not interested in this, you're going to be interested in a minute from now I remember the first time watching it and it was jarring because they tackled topics and important topics and they did so so quickly and I remember not liking it rejecting it because I wanted them to spend more time on it but then I got used to it as I, continue to watch it and that's become the norm while they were ahead of their time. Okay. All you've seen their influence on television anyone who's doing that thing on the side of the screen telling you what's coming up they stole it from. PTI that started with PTI the going through topics quickly was not something that was done before like that is something that they were doing air as newspaper Columnists just basically what they were doing is speeding up sports reporters and they were doing it. Ahead of their time like, Hey, you don't have time for this. You're. GonNa, you're GONNA have attention deficit disorder keep in mind. This is largely you know not before the Internet, but it's before social media became what it's become and so they were giving you basically the cannibalized sportscenter. Okay. The big the big product for espn they took sports, centres ratings because they weren't just giving you the news they were They were showing you how to think about the news. It wasn't just sports and highlights. It's their take on the news of the day and what ended up happening is people use. That show as this is what I will download and they still use it this way. This is where I'm going to get my twenty two minute cube of sports, and so I could talk about this at work right to catch up right. This is I get it all in twenty two minutes I don't need to sit down and watch a sixty minute highlights show and ninety minute highlight show I have two guys who were very good, very credible and they're talking about it and I get everything I catch up twenty minutes. I love the show I still keep in mind that this is a this was a pioneering thing. That still is doing it better than all of the cheap imitators and we are all cheap imitators and you can look at them and say. Look they're in their seventies and what they now do. Is Cranky and old. What they now do is. Just. I concede anywhere on television but the only reason you can see it anywhere on television is because they birthday is it fair to say though that Tony's always felt cranky and old like yes. Tony Tony Tony. Tony put it on the poll. Guillermo has Tony Been Seventy three years old since he was twenty six years old but it's old enough that millennials weren't really a term back then now it's basically here the sports optics Moore, and also let's yell at millennial. Yes. What what has happened there and Mike is like old people who get formed a mike is done with learning. He is not here for advanced metrics in all of you millennials with your new information. He lasted a lot longer than I did. Yes, sir. And kornheiser still doing prep every single day. And is willing to do some of the things that the best among us do like Kirk Shin, who all of a sudden learns you know very quickly await I've gotta get downloaded on the new way. People are measuring people in my sports because the way that I was doing it was all wrong will bond is going to stick with Aw. I don't care whether you guys want me to learn or not. He's GonNa yell about the NFL's arrogance. He's going to be a homer for all things NBA and Michael Jordan not pay attention to era. Yell at. Frank is Sola. All here, an honor in honor of the twenty year anniversary of giving birth to all of this debate conversation that passes for content everywhere on ESPN. We've got frankie soul and Mike well bond having what we believe to be. One of the more legendary sports arguments you will find anywhere and this is this is a recalcitrant cranky stubborn. Mike Well Baja telling you that I don't need advanced metrics. I don't even need the metrics things like run support that aren't even advanced metrics I'll tell you how I measure a winner. He win scrawled could become the first pitcher and one hundred years to finish with an era of below two runs and without a winning record his manager Mickey Calloway said that right now, the Cy Young Award is two grams to lose Mike, I know you're big on wins. Do you agree hell? No 'cause I'm John Wins Win the Game Frank Win the game I don't care what the era is when you add them up at the end the cubs probably had some cy young award winning era champions in that. Year plus year period, and if somebody said, I'll trade that for the wins that give me a world. What would you do if the answer is anything other than I'll take a win? Then it's fraudulent. Resign from following sports win the Dam Pike Mike. He doesn't get any run support. It's at three point six runs spaghetti. You GotTa Hay. Only hang tough. Business. He's Writing. The ICEMAN. Pass that one of them realize. I wish on their twenty year anniversary that they just changed the name to hang tough today congratulations wilbon and Kornheiser. May you age as cranking as ever? Live card sexy basketball analysis stugatz as Barkley. We made. Chuck. Round mound of no rings. Are Show with STUGATZ ON ESPN radio. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance news from the Dan Lebatardshow nations. Someone is Joe. Citizen's up on the Dr. pepper twitter feed at zero be brings up something that was said Jerry gave to the world series last night John Smoltz going full at Stugotz seven ninety and the viewing audience explaining that the rays really need to get a split on the road before heading home in the bubble was joking they did was he joking or was he doing it on purpose? I? Think he was serious. I mean, and then he got realized bubble no fans and. There is no going home. Mike Ryan is looking at you just totally confused just formulating an opinion based off I'm sure that was breaking news them there I think John smoltz's pretty break I th I think he knows that he's stuck in one central neutral venue but you don't get caught up and saying the same things that traditionally have said for many many years calling those games I mean. Okay Once you're looking out because I think Mike's right that the I. was reading that is winning. Serious. It was serious. So you didn't watch that I didn't but it just guests I mean someone had to answer the guard twenty you're not sure either it watch. Twenty twenty is upside down in many different ways, but I did not have I did not have Borat doing the greatest journalism of twenty twenty That is not something that I had I've told you before about my obsession with the genius of Sasha Baron Cohen doing it across decades because I can't believe he's still out here fooling people. is that tonight Mike is at the the Sasha Baron Cohen movie come out tonight on prime might be tomorrow. Let me look it up One thing though I wanted to get into here because the guys were making fun of me during the break and mostly they were making fun of Lorenzo during the break It's tomorrow Mike. Ryan says the Borat documentary debuts but you guys took a certain glee in. Delivering to me the news that Lorenzo had gotten the date wrong on when it is that PTI is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. So during the break Stugatz with taking back all the nice things he said about well bond because he said he was referring he was he wanted to save those for the twentieth anniversary not what we just did, which is just congratulate them for nineteen years on the air the big one nine. Apparently, they're starting their twentieth year together. He told me that when we need to clarify their starting their twentieth year ago. So that means this is the nineteen th anniversaries I correct I'm like, why would you position it as the twentieth anniversary? Then that makes absolutely no said, well, you know because Lorenzo always likes to add. We need to clarify because he's the world's most inefficient human. and. So of course, what would be very simple is this or is this not the twenty year anniversary for PTI then becomes not only that he's wrong but then the need for clarification and it's why you guys delighted in telling me that Lorenzo had gotten the date wrong not because we had gotten the Dave wrong, which is normally the place where you guys like to make. Fun Of me, the most easy target but because Lorenzo was in a position to get shot at and I want to understand the nature of all of your relationships with Lorenzo I want you to explain why that news came to me and was delivered with such glee. Is it because no matter how bad you are at your jobs you will never be as bad as he. That's not fair. I know I'm wondering I. Know I'm just wondering if Lorenzo if they get joy out of Lorenzo messing stuff up because Lorenzo does nothing but mess stuff up and talk it's so tricky with Lorenzo. It really is because he's such a nice guy such a sweet man he cares so much. He will literally drop everything to do something if you need it, he might not do it correctly but he'll drop everything to do something if you need a pinch at so I'm afraid like I don't know I don't think anyone here really wants to rip I mean I don't know billy seems hesitant to do it even though He's a nice guy told him look just stop texting Dan? It's going be for the best of telling you right now if you don't text can't have these mistakes, you can't send the wrong anniversary just just leave that alone. You. Stop texting me for the better part of a decade. Stuck at know what's going on. It's not only that I text from long tax because he can't do anything short other than exist. The crazy part is, is that nobody in my life talks to me more about Wilbon Kornheiser then Lorenzo, for him like he loves them, he's obsessed that that for him to get that fact wrong. Just crushing him right now I know that he absolutely loves them and I don't know if I'd be saying this who am I get in trouble for saying this he loves them so much that during the pandemic I know that he went to the studio to get Tony Kornheiser, his share to take it to his house so he could use his specific. That's how much he loves them. I called Tony Kornheiser. To wish him a happy twentieth anniversary. He answered his phone from the Golf Course and said twentieth anniversary of what and I'm like PTI. So now he's wandering around telling everyone it's twenty year anniversary PT I. Can't. Imagine how could you even embed information that was given to me by Lorenzo and Mike Ryan is staring straight ahead totally not surprised by any of this. You don't want in on this conversation. Sticky though is joining us next we have a history with him. Wow, you've reached that stage. Lorenzo frustration dickey be next.

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HR 3: Cleveland Cover Up

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HR 3: Cleveland Cover Up

"Three o'clock by the way got my first shot on saturday. So twenty eight days from now. I'll get a little sick and then i will be one hundred percent ready to go going anywhere. I want at any time including leaving the country. Which i'm planning on doing. So we talk about the bahamas. Stop going to costa rica. i would love to go to the bahamas hookup. You have a hookup for me. Do matter of fact is it cheap. Yeah i could probably arrange some you. Let me know if you serious. I'm dead cold series. Eighth of michael thompson boulevard. In the bahamas. Yeah i'll stay at the at the five star hotel michael thompson boulevard. All right so there was a piece on One of the pages that we read all the time five funniest tv characters of all time. I didn't like their list at all. So i decided lets us go ahead and put together our own list. I hate mates before you keep going. Let me give one breaking news do it. Yeah mark saul out tonight. For health and safety protocols interesting could be out. You know when when shooter had to go out for health and safety protocols. He missed a week so i would hope that marcus all i obviously hoped the best needs situations that maybe this is. A contact trace. Wouldn't be surprised if he's out tomorrow night as well and then hopefully over the week long. Break the all star. Break thing getting back damian jones. He looked the other niamey. Michael hurt at the end of the game. Is he available tonight. Oh so that way. They took him out. Yeah hurt his back. Oh he's young you'll bounce back but phoenix was a team that going to be in jail right so he he would have something to prove their base go ahead. Sorry okay five. Funniest tv characters of all time. Eight seven seven. Seven ten espn. John what is your list. All right number five and this is kind of cheating because she doesn't play just one character but anything with kate. Mckinnon it on. Yeah it's cheating can't do that. So if i see plays a whole bunch of character making them all right so number four and this is my salute to michael thompson. Red fox fred. Saying on sanford and say it's a great one. Yeah if you go back and watch. Michael occasionally we'll send me clips and it stuff that never today go. I mean some of the stuff. Unbelievable number four. Number three julia. Louis dreyfuss is selena. Meyer on veep. I will tell you right upfront. She is on my list yeah. I thought she was fantastic mace. I don't think you'll have number two number two. But i think you'll agree. This is one of the great characters of all time cat alec baldwin as jell donigi on thirty zero. Damn funny so damn funny. Yeah he would talk. I would laugh great character and my number one is very obvious or hey hit it okay. Fine i'm dan. Larry david from curb your enthusiasm hands down the funniest character ever television mace. That's it that's my okay. So i want a little bit different than you learn. David is obviously there. But instead i went leon from curb your enthusiasm okay. Great character just kills me. What does he number one on a five. I didn't put him in order number two again to thirty rock. But i'm going with tracy on thirty rock. Who is hilarious excellent choice. The character that The tracy morgan place. I've got selena from veep. I've got george costanza from seinfeld. And then i'm gonna go back and grab ted baxter from the mary tyler moore. He was good funny my surge to buy lists more iconic and historic bed. Okay got number five. Yup by the way i see but five joyce jefferson george jefferson. So damn funny number. Four and aunt esther got to see some clips. Larry number three larry. David larry wow michael. I think you'd have a number one number. Two is fred sanford. fred san number. One's gotta be archie bunker. Archie bunker is a great one. Oh man he was hilarious so stupid and such a big unbelievable. Yeah it's it's a tough list like. Oh yes objective. Everybody's listening to be different. Yeah of course but do you care here my list let me just mention eight. Seven seven seven ten. Espn you want to jump in on this Lindsay what is your list so my list is number. Five layer david number. Four kramer from seinfeld love framers. great number. Three is michael scott from the office because he just so so uncomfortable. It's he's great. I love him on number. Two is kenny powers from eastbound. And down. I don't know if you saw series hilarious and the number one for me was also leon black on there too. So leon is awesome. Leon his awesome betty but there michael. Un old school. Yeah i mean currently went to an old. I tell you what we should be on. We forgot to put on a mesa. Airland was Susie from curb all suny s mad her on his podcast right. Yeah yeah she was great as funny. I love chicago larry. She kills kind of goes after you guys well on that on that subject base. I can't remember if it was your guy. I think it was on your podcast. She told a story about how when she said. You're not being mean enough to jeff. You're mean enough to your husband. She got permission to be. He goes just for kicks. Be as mean as capable of and susie said by the way. I don't wanna make fun of someone. Wait larry go. We need you to enter. Goes and literally right after. Okay jet you fat. She calls you fat duck tape. She will say she'll say she's a great for best wet ever on the curb when the guys lost the of the doll issues. Y'all all hair. Yeah oh my goodness she had larry in jeff frozen and fear. She was custom so bad for. Hey were gone. Josh and inglewood josh route seventeen. Espn what's up. Hey you guys forgot chris. Pratt buying andy dwyer on parks and rec one of the funniest performances overall. Can i tell you. I have never seen parks and rec is it. You gotta watch it. It's also if you're going to go with an office character. It's gotta be creed. Bratton show underrated. You gotta look at the little nuances that he has throughout the so. Okay hey thanks for the Give that guy mason in ireland shirt. Stanley was the funniest to me on the office. Stanley's funny okay. I'm going to be honest. I have never seen an episode of the office. You go down the office rabbit hole like one day. If you're not feeling well and you start watching episodes. You'll watch like twenty of them. That show is so addicting. It's ridiculous and dwight troupe is running the great sitcom characters of all time. Apparently by the way there is a some statistics. Somebody has because the office i think is streaming on peacock on the new. Nbc thing that you've got to pay for everybody's got something you've got gotta pay for now but the single most streamed show during the pandemic has been the office. Everybody is either watching it or watching it again. Yeah it doesn't surprise me because you can watch it over and over again. It's like curb you can watch curb over and over again and you'll you'll laugh at stuff that you didn't notice the first time let's go to downey victor is on the line or what's up man. Hey you guys forgot one of the most iconic female comedians. at all. The time i love lucy lucille fault. You're you're listening awesome. But if it wasn't for lucille ball the leading ladies. That's a really good point. She was the first lady of comedy the first great female comic on television. That's a great call now. And if you go make a tease me for this. And you're gonna answer non garozzo comedy comedy. I watch these episode today even though there are one hundred years old. The honeymooners ralph honeymoon. Ralph oh yeah no. That's a great show. That's an example. Mace you were talking earlier in the show that dr seuss story. Yeah very frequently. Ralph kramden played by. Jackie gleason yup threatened to hit his wife alice in the face. All the title house right through the straight right to the and i'll put you right in the face and then you could never get that show still air somewhere yes. tv land you can find it. I think that shows still does air. Despite that i had no idea. That's where it's from. When i was a little kid. I do something bad. My dad would you want to go to the moon. I never knew what he was talking to. Honest with just look at them like year right because he knew that he was never going to do that. Now there is a statue actually saw bill. Maher talk about this. There's a ralph kramden statue at the transit center in times. Yeah and bill maher asked because of to the moon and all stuff if there would come a time when they would cancel ralph kramden. So far hasn't happened. Yeah but i mean they people talking about this other remember. There was a statue of kate. Smith the old singer outside philadelphia because she would sing. God bless america in before flyers games and they had an unbelievable record. It was like up. Mike owen jeffrey osborne saying the national anthem. It laker games during your showtime air. You guys are always good. Luck charm right well. Then later somebody found that in the twenty s or thirty she hits saying some offensive lyrics a song and they pulled the statue down. Yeah because it was the song of the time way back when ticketless see. I think you've got a frame history in its proper context. Exactly right. you've got to say at. The moment kate smith was doing that everybody was doing that. She is a product of her time. That's why this conversation about washington and lincoln. They were products of their time. If you hold them to that standard. It's impossible to hold anybody historically to that standard. Because everybody is a is a character in their time a person of their time. And if you don't view it in that context you're making a huge gamble everything. Yeah everything would be viewed as inappropriate. There are all kinds of movies that you would have to say can air that one again. Kanner that one again. That's where i think he gets out of control. Ever show django unchained again with the language in that movie. Yeah they're going to. You're absolutely right. If they want to cancel everything they should just burn that film right. Yeah see i think. Django unchained the n. Word offers many many many thousands of times aired anymore. Then if that's the case yeah. I think again all this idea. You gotta take lincoln's name off the high school or washington's name off the high school all that jazz the state's change the state name. Seattle george seattle. Whatever why would you change. Seattle's name because it takes you taken washington's name off things got to change to talk about the state. Oh i see what you're saying. Yeah changed the eight. The nation's capital you've got to take that off to a good question. Yeah i i tell you what coming up. I've got a really. This is a great question for you. Michael great question for you john. It's an mba question. Today is the fifty ninth anniversary of something amazing in the nba. We'll talk about that coming up next for you. I thank you very much for listening to thank you very much for being out there michael thompson hanging out with us today. Today marks the fifty ninth anniversary. You guys know what of fifty ninth anniversary in the nba. Today fifty nine years of. Let me think what's a year. I do the math. you can google it anyway. two thousand. it's fifty nine. I know i know what it is. Do you give me the here chamberlain scoring one hundred dollars yes. So here's the question which nba player today is most capable of scoring one hundred and is this an unbreakable record. It's not an unbreakable record. I was there the night. Kobe had eighty one. And i've been at games. Cobi at sixty and three quarters The guy who who. Michael i tell me if you agree i think the guy who's playing in the league today that could do. It is durant score inside and outside. Yeah he gets him. He'll make us free throws You gotta shoot at least thirty free throws out. Imagine close to it to get filed a lot You gotta get hot from three because obviously wilted have three point shots. So you'd have to have a really hot first half you gotta go. Like twenty-seven gas in the first quarter games got to be competitive. Yeah well stay. Because i would like to have seen that came. Wasn't i mean i michael. I don't remember that game at all. Obviously one way for me. The wilt chamberlain hundred point game. Yeah but was it competitive to the end or was it just. I'm going to get two hundred hundred. No matter york was getting blown out there in the game fifty and sixteen points. This is what what that was the story with. Kobe's game right. Clay had sixty and twenty nine minutes. If you would have played the fourth he might have pushed eighty. But you gotta have you gotta have a lease close to fifty at halftime. Yeah to get a shot at got come out in the third and get just think about. Let's say you have forty eight and a half guys the third you got to come out and have another twenty seven that put you up to around seventy something and then you gotta have another twenty eight twenty seven in the fourth it. Se- it seems to. I mean. I think it's probably an unbreakable kind of think. We're ever gonna see anybody score a hundred and someone who's guest the eighty. Let's say with ten minutes left in the game scored eighty year leading. Yeah probably comfortably right and you can't stay in a game. I don't think you can just stay in a game. They should continue scoring in a non-competitive devon booker. Seventy the devon booker. Was that game so competitive evan. Blow up the celtics are up by thirty or something like that. And they just kept giving. The bullet devon celtics giggling. And what was the guardian. Yeah it well. Didn't michael didn't lisa leslie miller hundred point lisa less scored one hundred points and a half. I still want to do that. There's not enough time six dollars under the other half and they didn't pay the second half. I don't wanna stand how she had time to score hundred and sixteen minutes. That's all high school game. That game one zero two to twenty four. How is that possible one. Oh tutu twenty. Four it didn't. I don't think they played the second half or something like that. It's just forfeit or whatever but ireland. You can't score that quick a pace can you at sixteen minutes. When cheryl miller one hundred her team won one seventy nine to fifteen yeah other other players have had one hundred points on the lakers. I think a guy and a small college at one hundred points in college game. they're not gonna division three game. Something like that. I googled my one wagner had one hundred and a high school. Yeah right exactly. He had one and that's thirty. Two minutes of play yeah. I don't think we'll see it. I don't think we'll see it ago because if you're not if if the game's not competitive it's just a bad look to be in the game and still trying to reach one hundred points although people fancily like if a guy on record pace a historic pace. They wanna see him. Stand a game and chase it. It might be an insult to the opponents. But hey if you're the opponent stopped a guy they'll let us stop them exactly. I cleveland indians Everybody knows the story of mickey callaway. the pitching who was Run out of new york because he would not let female reporters alone. He would text them. He was very persistent. Hornbeck for that though. Well you then. What was he. He i mean he was. He was fired because he was a bad manager. The stuff about him in the the women didn't come out until yeah way way later came out like a month month two months ago maybe about a month ago he was andrew cuomo wing the women. Yeah yeah about. But but i mean michael in an incredibly i mean. Far beyond anything he was a he was he was sending depict. So yeah And you know that doesn't fly in any way. Now he was with the indians and the indians said originally. They were unaware of any inappropriate behavior. While calloway was there. That's what chris and twenty a antonetti said. he's the indians president of baseball operations. Now it turns out based on an insider that Both antonetti and terry francona knew this was going on and did nothing about it This means that almost. Certainly i mean you guys may disagree but almost certainly you blow up the entire front office and terry francona fire to what depends wh- who the owner is lindsay. Who's the owner there. Paul dolan the worst owner in sports is he. Is he related to james dolan. Yes there it says uncle or brother. Yeah they're related. James stolen probably wouldn't fire member. James dolan kept isaiah thomas on after he lost an eleven million dollar right. We'll harassment suit like it really depends on what the owner standard of conduct is okay. But if this guy and it's it seems to be sourced by the athletic there signing unsolicited pornographic material to female reporters in women in the organization and the indians knew about it and covered it up. You almost have to get rid of those guys. How do your home or something like that. Up there's twenty two people who came forward after the original article about mckelway came out twenty and what complicates it. Go ahead lindsey. sorry. I said there's twenty two people that came forward and said not only. Did the indians know about it. But we have proof that we've communicated with them about it. That's where i was going to go the linchpin in this. Mace is that when the first athletic article came out. The indians responded to it by saying we had no knowledge of this yet. There were no complaints filed in our human resources department. And when mickey. Calloway who's here. We didn't know anything like this was going on. And after they said that after they lied about that twenty two people came out and said oh. They're just this clogged up lately false. We've all complained about him. He's the worst kept secret there. So it's you know it's the old watergate line. It's not the crime it's the cover up. Sure i think guys out to fire them. I think they're out. But you're not guessing fired for this season are you. I think they get fired. Seventy two hour. I in the next two weeks for sure i agree. This week's yeah i disagree. I think that they will. They will be given a chance to one of their own was sending unsolicited pornographic material to female reporters and they covered it up. They've got to go okay. So if the mets new and they covered it up. Do those guys have to go. All the men have a whole new regime. None of those guys. Are there any of those guys. Were there then. Well hold on. Andy alderson was there. I guess if sandy alderson new if it's proven that sandy alderson new yes. I mean there's documented who hired him. Well they hired him in and he's gone well he's he's he's still suspended having we'll be gone right. Yeah so the angels did the right thing. Companies would do what you're suggesting most companies would say if you knew about it and you covered it up. You're out but sports are different. Sports our world. Where if you can throw one hundred miles an hour. S roberto as soon though teams a. Look the other way but there. There are badly coach badly. Put together team. That is going nowhere anytime soon. They're in a cellar mode. It's not as though we're firing these these guys who are bringing us to the promised land. The indians are a last placed team going absolutely nowhere that there's no reason not place team that are act going absolutely nowhere. That's a little harsh. They're going nowhere you have. They didn't last last year. Did that people that are picking them to win the division. All they do is sell every time they get a player there a seller so does most small market teams. That's what they do because they say that they can't compete. But i think important question here is what does this do with terry francona. Like what does this say about him like. He's he's a god in cleveland and he's the hall of fame right and he's never won anything but he's still for whatever reason he's a god in cleveland. Was you won. Three world series or two world series in boston. Hasn't won anything here though. So i don't think that lindsay wasn't he the manager of the year they lost to the cubs in seven games. Yeah the that. They lost him down to the last inning of the last game. Lost the last eight playoff series. They haven't won anything with him. As their manager period the almost won the world. let me make a correction. You're you're right. Lindsay the prokhoda kota projects. Them's have the indians with eighty. Six wins behind the twins. The twins are favored to win the division. The indians with eighty six wins. Third behind the white sox. Okay but they're not a last place team not a last place team correct. I miss. i didn't have that right attack. In cleveland it's lindsay's hometown. She's broadcasting from cleveland. Jim friday arguing that these guys should be fired. I think they should absolutely be fires. They aided abetted right. Yeah they they covered it up. They knew it going on and they did nothing. They're going to be fired. Joe go one step further. They're going to be fired whether they probably should. But if i mean you can tell me whether you disagree. This story isn't a surprise to any female reporter. I know they. They've been this stuff like this has been going on in most clubhouses for years. Sure but the fact that the dna went out of their way to deny it they held a press conference after that story came out just to address this and frank or antonetti went up there and stood up there and said we never had a complaint to hr. We never had a complaint which the indians lawyers spoke with one of these women's husbands because he was so adamant about making sure something got done about this and he filed a complaint with major league baseball and nobody did anything about it so for them to go up there and say nothing happened and that there. Is you know emails or phone. Call saying mickey just warrants. This go away like you know of a teen lawyer saying that. I think that's pretty egregious. Yeah i don't think. I don't think those guys survive. I think it'll be like mickey callaway. With the angels. They will be suspended. There will be two weeks or three weeks or a month or six weeks of investigation. Then they'll be gone. You can't keep you can't keep people that cover that off. Still in the organization mates. I'll just say this after zia. Thomas was found guilty. Yeah i know of sexual harassment and lost in eleven million dollar lawsuit. So he he. He was still employed by the knicks the entire time. He was on trial after he lost the trial after james stolen refused to fire him over that but that was before the metoo movement that was before women began to stand up and say look. This is what's going on. This is the way the world is and we will not stand for it. It was before that if they isaiah thomas thing had been free if it would have happened two weeks ago it would have been a much different. I strongly believe that stance on on the world series and whether or not guys should get in with the moral clause. Do you think that terry francona. Obviously this seems to be the case that he helped for this up. You think that his hall of fame status. Okay i will. We'll talk about that coming up next for mason and ireland seven ten. Espn all right. Let me tell you about power pro plumbing. Times are tough but getting your service whether it's plumbing heating or air doesn't have to be power. Pro has a series of fifty nine dollars specials. Think about that last time you had to hire a plumber. Fifty nine bucks. You won't see that anywhere. That's how power pro roles they also want to keep you safe. Safety inspections included with all services. These guys are my plumber and they wanna be yours too powerful professional affordable. It's in their name. Great people great service with a great attitude. No extra charge for nights weekends or holidays and they're usually in ratty within forty five minutes for emergencies. Here's the number put this down. Keep it in your phone. Eight hundred five eight four four one one six eight hundred five eight four four one one six or visit their website at power pro plumbing dot com. I got games coming up for a couple minutes. After that four game losing streak which included that blowout loss to the utah jazz. The lakers still have the best defensive rating in the league. It will be tested tonight against inex- sons who've got Chris paul who's playing really well right now. Obviously devon booker and deondraye eight and that is a really good roster and monty. Williams has been really. I mean probably a coach of the year candidate if not the coach of the year right. Oh yeah and they were the hottest team in the nba in february along with utah they were twelve and three. In february devon booker today was named the nba player of the month. Western conference player of the month may may do you know what the spread is in this game tonight. I don't you. i do okay. Lakers going to guess lakers minus three and a half one one. That's how good this game figures to one. Yeah giving me two thousand dollars on the lakers minus the one. That is no help from door who has gone silent. Oh gee shocking door has gone silent. Yeah it's because you were busy this weekend. The the engineer. Michael can't even bet as a joke. No games. yeah. But i would never up game. That close spread that close. I would never do what you just did. That means like one guy could throw up but three pointer at the end. It just break your wreck. Your whole gang's on it's called mythical money it's not a real money exactly but i'm betting my real money by the way i lost three hundred dollars. I closed the account and curacao. Okay would you lose on. I lost on the lakers twice. Now lost on the super bowl okay and that was good this holding lift three hundred dollars. It's good discipline to close the account. Yeah i'm like no more no moss to learn. It's your game today right. It is my game okay. That's a good one. Yeah but this is going to be the last time. Well i'll be here tomorrow too but you know this is your opportunity. You've never won a month of game games as either in me or lindsey every month correct you one january and february you on six months in a row john. I think there one month in there that lindsay broke it up. Oh no lindsey as one twice but you on six months or lindsey one early you want a total of eight months lindsay onto. It's my game tomorrow. Yeah michael mike. Three choices and lindsay will make the choice micro. I want you to close your computer for this game coming up. You're accused of computer data down. I i didn't she lives. He found me innocent. Yeah but you found you not guilty. Lindsay's not here. Let's see let's facts. Yeah michael ascher were you allow bronstein or whore. Hey to turn off your computer for game a game. I'm offended. you still trust me. Right on untrustworthy again. Will you allow them to turn off. Because no because. I refuse to be offended that way. Okay charged with cheating. But i was found guilty. You're acquitted secure like the astros. We all know you did it. No we all you know you not admit to something. I did not do all right. All right. Coming up next for you is game of games. It's my game today. Mason ireland seven ten. Espn game of games time. It is sponsored today by power pro plumbing and heating. We thank them powerful professional affordable to they are. It's in their name. They are our plumber and they wanna be yours to call one eight hundred five eight four forty one sixteen and it is my game today so far in the month of march ireland is one twice. Lindsay has one once. We started the month early because ireland basically put us away in the month of february so the game today is called the birthday game. I will give you a fact about someone solar celebrating their birthday this month. You tell me if it's real or if it is made up. Bs right so ireland. Exactly fifty fifty shot ireland. You can play obviously mt lindsay and hor. Hey are we re so. Are you looking for the answer. You're looking for is a name of a person. No no no. I'm going to give you the person and tell you a fact about them. You tell me if it's real or if it's made up got it former new york city. Mayor michael bloomberg turned seventy nine this month. He's worth fifty four billion dollars which is amazing considering that he was born in staten island. Father that worked as a machinist and a mother. The work in sewing factory that factors that fiction ireland That's fact fact michael thompson fact fact lindsay. I'm gonna say fact. Fact jorges fact because michael google did you guys are totally wrong. I at entire story doing of cannot born in staten island at all right so nobody on the board twenty two year old tiktok star teddy. The shot is best known for his noon. Challenge where he does. A shot of a different day encourages his followers to do the same thing. Is that real or did i make that up. Michael fiction fiction. Lindsay fact fact horror fiction fiction ireland fact that it is totally made up. Bs there is no such tiktok. Star is teddy the shot. So it's michael jorges to nobody else. Everybody missed the first. We got to got to one. Horace going all right here. We go simpsons creator. Matt groening turned sixty seven this when creating his legendary animated tv family. He chose the real names of his parents in his actual sisters is that real or is that made up lindsay felt like that's a real real fact real ireland. I think it's real real. Michael is this simpson's i think. Oh yeah. I was thinking of a window south park. I'm gonna go real fact fact. It is fact yeah. His dad's name is homer and his mom's name is marge the sisters or his actual sister's name so everybody was on to that one all right just in the super bowl. Halftime show turns thirty one this month. The weekends parents maccagnan in somera immigrated to canada from ethiopia. Is that real or is that made up. I'll say fact fact ireland. i think that's true. Fact fact michael yeah. The emigrated from african country. So you're going to go fact fact and lindsay his real name is abraham and lindsay or his name is able maccagnan is stayed immigrate from ethiopia. Right so everybody got that one. It's michael three jorges. Hey three ireland to lindsey to rap legend and law and order star ice tea. Turn sixty three this month in the one thousand nine hundred five box office bomb called tank girl. He played a kangaroo. Ireland is that real or is that made up made up. Fake made up michael fixing fiction. Linzie real real whore hitchin. It is one hundred percent real. He did play a kangaroo and tank girl back in nineteen ninety. Five is weird as that may sound. So it is whore. Hey three lindsay. Three michael thompson three in ireland to who is coming from behind okay. Green day lead singer. Billie joe armstrong turns forty nine. This week. he met co bandleader. Mike durant at the apollo theater. Where i'm sorry daren't at the apollo theater where daren't was working as a sound engineer for baby face is that real resent made up michael thompson fiction fiction lindsay fiction fiction real real ireland. I need of. I need a win. So i'll go real. Nope totally made up mike. Dirt and billie joe armstrong when they were in highschool squirm demand. All the way back then to left. Let's go into that paulo. Linear michael johnson. Both have four island. Doesn't know what the apollo is not. Actually this is the last one. There will be a tiebreaker. But here we go film director. Michael bay director of movies like pearl harbor armageddon and transformers turns fifty six this month. He attended wesleyan university in connecticut. Where famous loans include lin. Manuel miranda and bill belichick. Is that factories at fiction. Michael and lindsay. You've got to go first since leading ladies first gonna fact fact michael thompson fiction fiction ireland. Well that case me out of it. Because they i'm gonna go fact fact and horray. Hey i'll go fact fact. It is an absolute fact like away winter. Wesleyan lin manuel. Miranda went to westland bill. Belichick went to westland some very famous alums. That means lindsay wins the game today. She's now one weiss in the month of march gonna win march street. Lindsay is lindsay is rolling to lindsay. Hot i'm sure you've heard guy before. Let's do the tiber just for fun. Ready tiebreaker just for five galileo known as the father of modern science. He's the guy who invented the telescope among many other things. His birthday was february fifteenth. What year was he born. No googling michael what year was he born Start with you ireland. Come to closest to it right. Yeah closest to it. I will just guess. Sixteen hundred sixteen hundred says ireland michael fifteen sixty four. You are just a jerk. Told you i told i told you are just it on the news. Such of not cow. Galileo and only astronomers tapes. Four right off the top of your yes. this is about. Astronomy is one of my hobbies. Do google that. He pretty quick didn't major major stretch classes. I took a lot of classes and straw. Candle michael company george coming here. Look you'll see. I haven't talked to my computer history now. You know the game. I knew i knew he was born in fifty six. When did he die within three seconds. Answer this okay. When was copernicus born copernicus the other astronomer famous your head fifteen forty four fourteen seven win is isaac newton born. Who's another one to three. Couldn't get you tackle gorn. Hubble bubble was born in the eighteen hundreds eighteen ninety two eight hundred eighty nine c. Stuff man you actually. Don't you actually did. Just strana me tonight. The latest will turn the sons into a into a white to off. Hey this is ours will come out tonight. Were coming up with a white dwarf is mace i do. It is a planet that Not a planet asteroid or a sub plant is a As a star star the sun out with the sun was going to become a white dwarf often going to be exhausted nuclear fuel and five billion years the sun will become a white dwarf which will be the size of the earth so it is a burnt out star star. yes expanded. It's google that by the way i do. What is a white dwarf. And that's what came up by the way speaking about the nba. What's going on the all star game. Ireland mason and lindsey our out of the car test zion miles bridge just anthony edwards jalen brown in. Okay i dunno test you on this to see if you can get it in the dunk on team. These guys play for ireland. You go last in case get. Ob topping i know. Oh yeah oh top. We played most dope. He's he's in the gic. Nope george indiana. He's a nick. Cashier steadily ever heard of him. Oh yeah cashiers. We'll see play for. He plays for indiana very good. That's right and and simon so we play for lindsay. No clue mace. You know this he was just here he was just here. He plays for utah. Yes nope george. We played anthony. Anthony simon's western conference team portland. What those guys are in the dunk out this but none of the big stars wanna do it. You know what they need to do guys they listen. Listen to me up the prize. Money to one million dollars to the winners. Not a bad idea. Half goes to the charity half goes to the guy not a bad idea. That is the end of the show. Don't forget coming up next for you is sodano and then lakers pre-game mason ireland seven ten espn.

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So I want to get to that in a second but the thing we need to get to I is the conversation we were having during the break where you were pretty insistent that Doug browns nickname is the duke you kept saying the. Fall yeah the Duke, and I'm like. I'm like I don't know if that's his nickname I thought that was somebody. Else's nickname who was passed away south Florida update. Guy. Who who's passed away many years ago but I don't know the story here. So Doug is your nickname indeed the duke it is not an I'm shocked that you guys have forgotten the Great Dan Davis. His nickname was the duke. Oh, he passed away. No, he did not. All A maximum penalty is fifty dollars. Mo My. Play because. I do fifty dollar born. And finally, Mac graining titled His Cartoon The Simpsons Because he thought, it was funny to have the word simp- short for simpleton in the name. Speaking of perhaps overestimating comedic value of simps- that wow. Dan Stu wow. Wow. A monster segment here up fifty dollar fine for me for killing Dan the Duke Davis. I'm really sorry about that Dan that a boy. Dan. Do you have a nickname? What's yours nickname? The there's another fine you said. Dogs, dukes. Doing hold on a huge party when we finally get to have parties again. What do I do? What is your nickname? Nothing that's really ever stuck over the you know the ones you'd expect downtown Dougie fresh. I'll be your doug you know that's Not. The ones that I would expect. Downtown. Downtown. Downtown War we're not. They're not one. It's two separate ones. On Second, Avenue Downtown Dougie Brown Doug e fresh different nickname rights. But Doug, neither of these like you're you are a pillar of radio update greatness. Neither of these visually fundamentally spiritually are are nicknames that suit you. What would do you think? What you I said nothing has stuck kind of over the years they have. You had to get downtown Doug Brown when you were younger. Okay Yes. Yes. Fresh to how old is Doug You we can't make fun of you. We have become this radio show stu gods just mocking him about we're the show now that talks about Kerri strug. And No. Way separate it is when it came up. Stu. You would know he said the duke with No. That's how the conversation started and I'm like, why would dougie fresh now that just to clarify also Kerri strug still alive. Thank you. Monster Fine. Thank you, Doug. This is what keeps happening around here. That's the maximum fine. It's been serving. I totally deserved I did not mean to kill Dan, the Duke Day. Maybe you should apologize to him I. Apologize on is he still alive? Allah hundred dollar fine. Looks Very Nice. Yes. God's if your thank you doug I, appreciate it. I'M GONNA put it in I'm going to have to put it in the fine bucket but speaking of actual death Mike Ryan got hit hard by Joe Morgan Billie Joe Morgan Christie Joe Morgan. Is the name Joe Morgan mean anything to you, John Miller and Joe Morgan. the broadcast team for a lot of youths around here. They were ESPN at the height of ESPN powers. They were at the time at the height of baseball's powers really because at the time when there were stars throughout the sport and we were caring deeply about what was happening in baseball. Joe, Morgan is a name that resonates with a whole lot of sports fans, baseball fans in particular at least in part. Because the analytics movement sort of passed him by like Mike sure. The guy that around here because he's created the good place in a bunch of great television had a website that he would fool around with his spare time fire Joe Morgan Dot com a bunch of comedy writers were making fun of Joe Morgan because the analytics movement passed them by and it sort of where like a lot of arguing started about who knows better the p the the nerd studying the sport or the Guy Who played it for because Joe Morgan to me is big red machine is best second baseman before second baseman all became guys who could hit for power right Joe more game one of the great second basement of all time my why were you so affected by the passing of Joe Morgan because I don't think bill your Chris I don't think that name really resonates with with them I. don't remember Joe Morgan, the baseball player I only know Joe Morgan as the Voice of Baseball. That team with John Miller to me was the national team that was the voices of baseball to me and I was made sad when I saw that billy, why did you make the sour face I don't know why assuming you don't know who Joe Morgan is I don't know why he's assuming that. Well, I mean that that and then we were just saying that he doesn't know as much that the analytics people now Joe Morgan was the voice of baseball growing up us a great announcer and If you didn't care about the numbers I, didn't care about the numbers I like Joe Morgan outside. So, that is interesting because you guys. And I are getting more used to sort of you know people that we grew up watching dying. Getting old and dying or their or their kids playing professionally now. Dan The do Davis and or Dan the dude. Davis One hundred dollar fine. Totally earned. Totally earn killed them twice. Right you know what you're trying to bait me into a third one, I'm going to do it like comedic. You're trying to beat me in a third one and I'm not the first one was a mistake. I legitimately thought Dan. The Duke Davis was dead. But I think there's another south Florida uptick nicknamed the Duke Down here was there not who also died? What was your excuse for the second one that was just going Jokester God You're not there with. The Joe caused me fifty dollars usually that's a fifty dollars goes in your part. That's going in my pocket. Pay. That man his money. And this is totally fair by the way we played the sound for you guys before and we'll get to the ADNA second. Forgive me. This is People are accusing me in my old age of having done the Wilpon and they are right. They are absolutely right will bond famously around here didn't understand the analytics of you know it's not just about wins in baseball when you're the pitcher and he and Frank Sola had this back and forth to grop could become the first pitcher and a hundred years to finish with an era of below who runs and without a winning record his manager Mickey. Calloway said that right now the CY young award is two grams to lose. Mike I know you're big on wins you agree hell no 'cause. I'm blessed wins win the gain, Frank Win. The game I don't care what the era has when you add them up at the you know the cubs probably had some cy young award winning era champions in that 100-year-plus year period and somebody said I'll trade that for the wins that get me a world series. What would you do if the answers anything other than I'll take the wins then it's fraudulent than I, than I resign from following sports win the damn. 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Remember that's the regular Dan Lebatardshow with stugatz feed the feed that is the biggest sports radio. PODCAST in the history of the medium and then Lebanon Hardin friends are all our side self-indulgent projects. That's where you find of the Munich time show featuring lenny south beach sessions mystery create two separate things please subscribe to both and so I want to sink into what just happened because it was an ethically mistake-filled segment for us. First of all, you would think that and we were ready to do a whole segment making fun of got because he thought that Doug Brown, was nicknamed the Duke when he was nicknamed the Duke he was confusing. Dan the, Duke Davis and Doug Brown Brown then revealed to us that he has dougie fresh and he is downtown Dougie Brown and that got lost by the wayside because Doug and I mean this is no slight. But Doug looks like Professional Radio Update Guy does not look or sound like Dougie fresh or or downtown. dougie. Brown. These are these are names these nicknames that are for somebody that you would imagine a disco in the in the Seven right it was a different time when someone gave him the nickname yes that is correct So but he was not the Duke and lest you think that was the funniest part of the segment it was not because I then killed in the Duke Davis accidentally on the radio not even sure why ask Doug Brown is. Duke. Still with us that can really only one way I could have kept the curiosity to myself but then then when I. In the tunnel that is sued, which is a maximum, fifty dollar fine, which is the biggest fine we give around here for accidentally killing someone my last victim was frankly I hadn't paid a fine of that sort since frank since killing frank layden but in the middle of that I got fine the second time and. Didn't get the joke. Keeps the Gods Walla was happening was moving too fast and stood outside I made I made the exact same mistake again as if I wouldn't feel horrible shame at having killed. Ready. On there like I why? Why would they? It's not bad enough and I'm just going with the joke because it's gotta be funny to the audience such an odd question that you would ask it. There's no upside. No. fist-bump because the guy is. Like some mixture that all update anchors attend why were you asking downtown Dougie Brad. It's so. It is and he did know and he gave us the correct information and students was like, how is it possible that God's comedic genius is such that he would confuse Doug Brown and Dan. Davis. He would give wrong nicknamed. and. I would end up slipping in his poop and falling on the ground being the idiot who's out of money. I went money that he will no doubt steel and it's doubled for a joke that he doesn't get. It finally was doubled because I just went for the fifty dollar joke. Looking at it like how did you make that same? You'll notice. Right so Go. But you'll notice a couple of. Missing. What happened already Twenty on that console. IDEA. What happened? Is So. So. Fast. Such, amazing of events through this weekend observations next. GEICO Presents Monster Counseling Dracula tell me how you're feeling. No understands how only these no one will even let me into their house I knock knock but they ignore me. What else I look in the mirror? Don't even see myself anymore if you don't see yourself clearly, can you really expect others to I'm having a breakthrough it's not easy to be a vampire, but with GYCO, it's super easy to switch and save hundreds on your car insurance. Donlevatar cheesecake is magical stugatz feed me. This is the Dan Le Batard show with Stugotz, on ESPN radio. All guests on the Dan lebatardshow appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance line the Monday. Night football preview brought to you by progressive insurance tonight the one in three chargers head to New Orleans the battle, the two and two saints. The chargers are starting just in Herbert a quarterback who? was only six years old when drew brees played his final game as a charger after sustaining a shoulder injury Alvin Kamara leads the NFL four weeks with five hundred, fifty seven yards from scrimmage seven touchdowns tied for the most by any running back since Ladainian Tomlinson had eight and two, thousand, five that I'm just reading in the Chattan Chris Cody just wrote they have an actual goat on. With a Lebron. Jersey. It's better than our dad coverage. I'm actual the goat. We're the Lebron Jersey on undisputed. The saints will play. Michael Thomas. Due to an altercation with safety CJ Gardner Johnson to practice small business protection just got easier with more than thirty coverage options. Available progressive has you covered or progressivecommercial dot com. Did you see or do you know the back story on Golden Tate and Jalen Ramsey the fight that they had Jalen Ramsey got fine. Fifteen thousand dollars golden tate did not get find anything the undercurrent to that fights got is that evidently jalen Ramsey has two children with golden tate sister and so when they're fighting about something, they're fighting about something that is real fighting. Yeah. Well, I mean this happened on social media played out when Jalen according to reports. Split up with a Golden Tate's sister while she was pregnant and what played out over social media came to a head after their game where there was an altercation and even during the Game Jalen Ramsey ended a textbook tackle on Golden Tate and the meaning let him up. Doug Forgive Me Doug Tha Dogg What is it Doug The Duke Downtown Fresh Davis What do you got? And finally, Bats have received a lot of bad publicity lately. But here's one reason for you. Dan To like them. Without Bats, you wouldn't have Tequila. Comes from the gavee plant and the plant is pollinated by bats Thank you Doug Informative as well as having great nickname. Would you please please please apologize the Dan the Duke Davis A. Numbers. I was just hoping that we could get through this segment without you pulling off another one of my mentors. He's still alive. Little Delights got. Correct Time now for God's this weekend observations. It is time for Stugotz to share his game notes. No one in the media will tell you what happened better than my voice to costly day for you. Weekend observations brought to you by advance auto parts get a free battery test at free installation with Eddie automotive battery purchase at advance auto parts advance your auto at advance auto parts. After going nine of eleven or one hundred eleven yards and leading his team on a game winning drive to beat the giants Dan the red. Rifle. Is Back. Back. cited. Speaking of being back for the fifteenth consecutive year. The Miami Hurricanes are knots twentieth we`re Going on twenty. Twenty. Twelve twenty eight for one, hundred, twenty, one yards, no touchdowns edge to interception the Eric King. Who've? Terrible. The Guy. was good is good. Of No evidence of that after this weekend clemson's great Jerry Jones is face was incapable of conveying the sadness that he felt. Danny Green said he received death threats after missing a three pointer that would have won the Lakers a title I mean that seems a bit excessive from Lebron. What happened there. What's Your. Quality Joe Thank you take it back I mean seriously. Reality through like A. Ron. Early delivered, he needed a longer pawn. On principle, it's a well written joke. Well, hold on. Let me hear about this long pause thing. What are you talking about? Perhaps you're right I'm not. I'm not really I was I was going not the joke I was going the delivery of the joke We'll try it again. Danny Green said he received death threats after missing three pointer that would have won the Lakers at title. I mean. It seems a little bit excessive. From Lebron James. said. Even worse than how About you deliver now but it's just keeping I'm not sure what week of college football I just watched. I'm not sure when it ends or if everyone is playing, but it's awesome. We're five weeks into the season and I still have no idea what the bottom of Kevin's Defence Ke's face looks like nothing says, Autumn has arrived quite like the French Open final death taxes and Raphael Nidal winning on the red clay of Roland Garros Tin Dunkin is now the second best Dunkin to ever play in the NBA Finals at David. Robinson is now the second best Robinson about that. I wrote that after game five and regretted it by the end of the first quarter of game six. Felt pretty good about it after gave. Duncan Robinson being better than A. Tip. Dunkin and David Robinson the Admiral Yeah D- Florida Panthers. defenceman cliff Pu over the weekend. He must have stunk is. Off. because. Dollar falling. Quality work he's doing. Some of his best stuff I'm thankful. I wasn't at whatever sports bar Bill O'Brien was that yesterday. To, be the first to say it. I think Trevor Lord is a Tad overrated home. Oh, you are the first at I. Don't fake. It'll be a great NFL. Quarter. Especially if the jets I hate them. De'andre Hopkins Am I. The first to say that by the way I don't hear started slow last season. Okay. The Andre Hopkins looks incredible in those Cardinal White uniforms. So does cuyler Mary. Cliff Kingsbury just looks incredible. I'd say the cardinals looked like a super bowl team, but they were playing the jet. I hate them. The Way Jimmy Butler. Lint out of his seat. At. His Post game press conference after playing forty seven minutes in game five is literally how I always get Outta my seat. It is you get a better in the morning it's how I, imagine all. After forcing a rush station of its sport, it a transparent cash grab that was almost undone by two outbreaks. Baseball finally has this stage to itself that was it until bills titans. was moved Tuesday before Baseball Baseball Basketball Adam Silver surprised by how bad the ratings were coat. The bengals feel good about that field goal. They kicked twenty seconds remaining in the game because twenty seven three is so much better than twenty-seven nothing. The bengals did Dan. I don't they avoided the shutout. Want that part was obvious for a cliche of some sort boy. Viewed as me if I wasn't going for joke there I'm just yes. Yes. They that's why they kick the field goal to avoid the shutout curry of the Ravens auspiciously shut out that. I don't WanNa make the Alex Michio. It was good to see him. It was a great story. It was also great to see that he picked up he left. Patrick Mahomes boss. Dan. The raiders or for Real. Betting College football this season. Good luck. Yeah. I Bet Lsu and had no idea lsu was playing. Asthma Zuri. I also took Virginia Tech had no idea. They were missing fifteen players because vets low. More than that out. Philippi Franks's a razorback. Oklahoma the rare fifty burger with Assad of meaningless. The rays are the nuggets of Major League Baseball Lane Kiffin work a salad in every now and then. I mean seriously. Jim O. Fisher please with the people doubted you routine people doubted you because you didn't beat anyone? That's why they doubted you. Anyway. Mississippi Tight End Sundays. You know who I'm talking about you know. And I would five the New York giants still firmly entrenched in the mix in the Manx daboh Lawrence Falcons Collision Course did Thomas Dmitrov get fired for not firing Dan Quinn. Things the ponder lightning winning Lord Stanley raise in the AL see S if not I see Nile quarterback who doesn't know what down it is Tampa would be well on its way to being called type town. There were so many sports, yesterday Dan. I forgot about the AL CS L. Going on speaking to help or browse, and those are the weekend observations guys you mentioned Texas Oklahoma. It was another one of those Gus Johnson classic and because it went so many overtimes and because nobody in that conference knows how to play defense nobody. Gus Johnson at one point just randomly start started shouting words a field goal kicker for Oklahoma missed an easy one. He's very good and Gus Johnson shouted in this order like there was just noise but it was kinda sad noise because it's not a totally full stadium and so it's just a lot of noise and it's a surprising moment. So he like Frank Vogel during the Post Game Celebration trying to summon something and he does this. College football. Talk Sports. 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For your small business needs call a doubt technologies advisor today at eight seven, seven asked out Mike said I stole his in the last segment talking about Gus Johnson because he did he just blurted foxsports out of nowhere at the height of dramatic tension just basically did a commercial I'm keeping it as my nominee. Football. sponges. And it's A WE CAn't get the sound modern day. There's just by bird. foxsports Roy what was the funniest thing from the sports weekend y'all waiters is in NBA Champ Yeah Yeah Jared Smith is the two time champion. Tony what was the funny thing from the sports weekend? And Rookie Chase clean pool from the Pittsburgh steelers had four touchdowns three receiving one rushing one, hundred, ten yards. He was an absolute monster and then took to twitter and was an absolute star by Photoshop his face on a brady fourth-down picture. Well hold on a second where did he come from? Like? Is this something fantasy player? was he a fantasy player that a lot of people had I'm assuming he was left off a lot of people's Russia's he should have five touchdowns yesterday he had four. You should had fought a lot of diamonds out there because there was no preseason lot of Hullabaloo coming out of steelers training camp at this Klay Pool might be a star and he did it and he'll be on everyone's fantasy team now. Oh Yeah. Congratulations whoever as a number one waiver in your fantasy wait a minute. You guys are telling me that this guy was a fantasy nobody before the I'm telling you was available my league. preseason. So you really couldn't see the connection he was getting with. Big. Ben, but he burst onto the scenes Dan we have a new fantasy star in town. Billy. What was the funniest thing from the sports weekend? And Quinn Cook was left behind by the Lakers bus yesterday and then decided to join Jr Smith instagram live and just comment on what the video was doing saying things like God to walk back after I. Win a bleeping ring. T.F and make a U-TURN. It's always wandering the lonely premises. Most things. There aren't close to each other disneyworld what like if you walk. Warming uniform across the Disney campus trying to get back to wherever it is the Lakers were. Chris what was the funniest thing from the sports weekend? Ole Miss Alabama Saturday night lane. Kiffin was wearing the smallest mask I've ever seen I'm just GONNA to say it looks like a phone. On his face again, this stat from Roger. Sherman old miss prevented forty one yards of total offense in that Game Alma had eleven drives nine touchdowns. A fumble at the one and a punt from the Mississippi forty. So Alabama got all the forty one available yards. In the game. You guys what was the funniest thing from the sports week and that status from Roger Sherman, as a game of the weekend I was such a fun game. My funniest thing is Dwight Howard Saint Lebron during the championship celebration quote we got one. Lebron got you one and he has four they said. You did not play any play at all last night he drained a three him Solomon Hill, going at it I believe. I don't know if you saw this but I'm going funniest thing because we haven't talked about this it is being regarded at regarded as the greatest knockout in UFC history. It was not among the lead fights. It was a COUPLA fighters who are lesser known fighters and forgive me for not knowing their names. One of them had the other by the right foot, and then he got a spinning back kick in the face, but it wasn't even a spinning back kick because the guy was protecting. Against it hitting the side of his face, it was like ticked uppercut and the cartoonish way the knockout unfolded from all the camera angles was just sort of like he was so dazed by it and it was so unexpected when you're holding one dude foot to see the other one, come off the ground and catch you under the Chin that he just sort of cartoonish Lee went down it is the knockout that any fighter would dream of throughout the history of time. Yes she had to be there. Are you. Know. I don't feel like you are like, you say. You said it before you send to Mike before you said it to me. To get. approval. Like You'll have say, Fox. UNDERCARD. Unknown. Twelve. You you're. To letting. Jackass. Way.

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He is a father for the first time But weirdly I would say he is still a crazy passionate professional wrestling fan up until this year he had made many consecutive trips to Wrestlemainia and furthermore the last two months to God says we've been doing this show during the pandemic. I've seen more wrestling than I saw in my childhood because every day Mike Ryan comes in here and he turns on some match from the nineties. That is totally races. Totally sexist and totally wonderful and he stands in front of the television smiling like a child. Now I will tell you that just moments ago I learned for the first time that sargent slaughter did not serve in the military. I did not know that I know yes I know. Put on on the poll at Lebatardshow. Billy did you know that. Sargent slaughter didn't serve in the military. Evidently this was a scandal exposed. Just a couple of months ago. He's been taking all those. Thank you for your service for decades and it was only revealed a couple of months ago but the reason that I bring this up beyond the fact that one of the things that Mike Ryan has done more than anything is point at the television and say over the last two months. He's dead he's dead he's dead. He's dead. All of those guys next to Bobby. Heenan or dead like the death rate in wrestling is crazy. What a sad way to watch something that brought so much happiness to so many people seriously. His childhood never dies because honest to God. You should see the smile on his face. But the reason I bring all of this up gods because in the days of my very very naive youth. I was always confused. When dusty Rhodes would inevitably lose a loser leaves town match and then return in a mask as the midnight rider. Same bodies same blonde curls. That's never been proven. It's never been proven. Tried to interrogate his son the couple of weeks ago and it did not work. But the reason I bring that up and I don't know if that's still a gimmick the loser leave town match or returning as persona wearing a mask. The other thing that happened with him is then he'd get into a match and they'd pull off as master reveal that it was dusty. Rhodes but he would. He'd be wearing another mass. He was playing chess out another neat. That was another man but Vince. Mcmahon is doing the equivalent of the midnight rider the xfl is bankrupt. He filed for bankruptcy. And now it's been reported that the xfl which should have a buyer it's to get a buyer now that you could buy it at a discount rates man. There are a whole lot of companies right now that you could buy at a discount rate. It's a good buying time if you have money on discount rates and things out of bankruptcy but Vince McMahon who filed bankruptcy evidently reportedly is now trying to buy the xfl classic man swerve file for bankruptcy. Make all sorts of insurance claims. Don't pay Oliver Luck. The money that you promised him and by under a shadow corporation back at a cut rate price. This is amazing it should be midnight. Rider Inc is what should call it. Fires Oliver luck a twenty million dollar salary? He fires him for cause and one of the causes is using his business phone as a personal phone. It was a ridiculous thing. There's no way that holds up. He's just hoping that the argument brings enough lawyers that they can settle it so he doesn't have to give him the full twenty million so it gets it back at a reduced price and gets luck salary off the books. I mean McMahon's genius. The others is a this is A. It's important to note that this isn't one hundred percent verified. This is according to feelings at creditors. Have and the fact that venues in I believe Saint Louis and Seattle received calls from a front off his type that used to be with the xfl about extending possible lease agreements. Third Time's a charm. The triple xfl. Vince McMahon's Gods. A whole lot of people obviously find him incredibly shady and he has to being kind of given What he is commissioning. He tried to purchase the credibility of Oliver Lakos. Sort of like the opposite of Vince McMahon to run his league the thing that I wanted to ask you about those two gods as it relates to commissioners right. Because Vince McMahon ridiculously was on these. Open the economy calls along with a whole bunch of other people who shouldn't have been on those calls from sport and I wanted to talk to you about the Commissioner's in football and basketball and just how amazingly dispirit. The relationship with the players is because I have found fairly astounding. Okay that in basketball the respect for Adam silver is so great that you will not find a dissenting word from an owner from a player. The respect is so large for this man's grace his decency his leadership his that you will not find anybody saying anything bad about him. While in football players have no problem whatsoever just crushing the commissioner. The media has no problem whatsoever. Crushing the Commissioner. Sean Payton doesn't have any problem feeling wronged by the commissioner and it's such a different way of leadership we've talked so much of the last couple of days about Michael Jordan's last couple of months Michael Jordan style of leadership and that there's not only one way to do it there many ways to do it the preferred way though. Stugatz HAS TO BE ADAM. Silver's like the preferred way in terms of the respect. You've accrued where people just seemed trust that you're going to do what's in their best interest. What's in the sports best interest? Even if those interests aren't aligned between owners and players. Well what do you attribute that to is it? Because added includes his players in the decision making process he actually causes players. He gets their feelings gets their viewpoints gets a bunch of different viewpoints ultimately makes his own decision but he is getting a lot of different opinions from a lot of different places. I think that helps. It feels like the other leagues are so adversarial it's US versus you know. Let's attack this together. Well here's one of the reasons. I would put very high on the list. Adam silver is usually the smartest guy in whatever room? He's walking into and he's walking into some pretty important rooms with some pretty important people. That's one thing. Say whatever you will about Roger Goodell put them next to each other and just simply ask people from a perception standpoint. Who's smarter Roger Goodell or Adam Silver? I think most people would say at himself. That's one part of it. The other part of it though is that he is a partner an ally with his players even as he works for the owners. It's not quite as obvious as it is with Roger. Goodell that he works with the owners and Roger. Goodell remind you. Stugatz had a very good q rating when he was iron fisted. Guide CLEANING UP THE BAD boy behavior off the field right up until bountygate and he lost everyone at bountygate like the saints had no problem calling bull bleep on that and that is where he started to spiral in terms of what his reputation is. But it is when you put them next to each other. Never mind even that never mind even next to each other when you think of Commissioners Bettman exist to be booed but ceiling before Manfred exists to be booed. People are now coming down on Manfred from every angle even though he hasn't been there very long what you're looking at Adam. Silver doesn't have a lot of recent precedent in terms of integrity at the position and respect that the position. I don't even know. Fay Vincent like how far back do I need to go before I get someone. Who's as universally respected like somebody? Give me something that you've heard anyone say about Adam silver publicly where you're like. That's the criticism that seems valid. That's a pretty high profile position to have nobody coming after up until you know the China stuff that ends up dividing. Everybody was David Stern respected. This way was Pete Rozelle respected this way. Roselle probably was yeah and Stern. Stern stern was respect but he was more like goodell than like silver. Like silver. Took some of the good from stern but he he got rid of some of the bad like he doesn't do the dictator stuff. Espn radio is presented by progressive insurance. We Love Sports sports inspire us. They give us hope ourselves in the world and of course in amazing comebacks that we're love. Sports rose each day. Dear Sports is our love letter to sports. Share your dear sports letter with us. Call eight six zero five zero six sixty one sixty one or share a video or tax using the Hashtag dear sports on twitter or instagram. 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If you're just joining us we broke a couple of months late. The news that Sargent slaughter never served in the military. This was something that was revealed a couple of months ago. I don't WanNa be presumptuous here at Lebatardshow Guillermo. Put It on the poll. Do you know who sargent slaughter is but somebody writes in bothered by the conversation. Saying did Nikolai Volkov serve in the Russian army. I'm pretty sure Nikolai Volkov. What's it rush and I know I know? He ran for office in Maryland. Some point like I. I don't think it's something that began. The seeds began in Russia. Was He from Yugoslavia Croatian which was part of the Soviet Union but yeah he was American. I mean yeah those routes but oh wait a although Volkov and his character were often portrayed as villainous Russian or Yugoslavian back in the day. Okay so there you go there you have it. I have some sound for you. Here's to God's tell the audience who your greatest missus is at ESPN. Maybe in sports media in general WHO IS AND KEEP IN MIND STU. Gods doesn't actually HAVE ANY NEMESIS. Is that how you say? Nemesis Nemesis is. Ms's Nemeses them is a poll showed. Do you know the plural of Nemesis Nemesis is even though it sounds ridiculous Stugatz doesn't actually hate anybody. You know that the sports aid stuff isn't real hate. He goes twenty years allegedly hating Tom. Brady and then Tom Brady stares into his eyes. And Stu gods falls over on his back and lets Tom Brady rub his belly. But once the answer to my question who's your greatest nemesis. Espn Michael Wilbad. Okay now thank you for giving me that answer. It's what I was hoping you would give as an answer. Because will bond more and more as he becomes a grandfather in front of your eyes on. Television is morphing into STU gods so opinions are sounding more and more STU gods and even as Wilbon considers himself as a northwestern guy and journalism guy high above the fans voice of dirty things. Stu Gods yes yet. We all arrived at the same exact place which delights me. I'll listen I love Michael Wilpon. I respect well bond. I came into the industry respecting Michael. `Obon Michael Wilbon just so. I'm clear about this. That does not respect me and I've always maintained. There's a little bit is to God's and everyone even someone is credible. Is Michael Wilpon? I mean they're seat. There seems to be a lot of God's in Wilbon now wilpon if you think of what's happened with the last dance. If you think of Scottie. Pippen's hurt feelings and Horace Grant being bitter as you've watched it become the real housewives of Chicago. The grandmother character here is wilpon defending and protecting everybody but before we get to will bond defending and protecting everyone involved with Chicago on. Pti let's get to some of our favorite sound involving. Will you know that stugotz is a bottom line guy? He believes in wins. He believes in rings and many years ago. The baseball math change like Felix Hernandez could win cy. Young with eleven wins. Because we all understand that if you don't allow run sometimes you don't get run support and the numbers around Felix Hernandez were pretty ridiculous in terms of lack of run support so here is one of our favorite conversations involving Mike. Wilbon where you can hear Frank Sola on. Pti just sort of stunned didn't buy something and he spits it back at will bond and away. That's really funny. Let's hear that sound please. To grow could become the first pitcher a hundred years to finish with an era of below two runs and without a winning record his manager. Mickey Calloway said that right now. The Cy Young Award is two grams to lose Mike. I know you're big on wins. The you agree hell. No because I'm blood wins win the game. Frank win the game. I don't care what the era has when you add them up at the end you know. The cubs probably had some cy young award winning. Era Champions in that year plus year period. And Somebody said I'LL TRADE. That for the wins that get me a world series. What would you do if the answer is anything other than I'll take the wins then it's fraudulent than I than I resign from following sports win? The Damn gave Mike Mike. He doesn't get any run support. It's at three point. Six runs again. You gotTa Hey. These only hang tough only allow lesson who to raise one point eight increase. Well here's why it's great and I want to hear it again just for the for the Frank Guy Soul bewilderment the reason i WanNa hear it against God's is because rarely do you have sort of the veneer of television pulled back this way. I want you to understand that at the beginning of this frank is absolutely reading words that he wrote before the show and now he's listening to Mike Wilbon and his reaction is a genuine one when he hears it for the second time. He's like wait a minute. What did you just say where I saw was going to go to his point. You Talk I talk you talk. I talk but he was so like beasts stinging his face wilder that he hits him with a second hang tough. Let's hear that again please. To ground could become the first pitcher in a hundred years to finish with an era of below two runs and without a winning record. His manager. Mickey Calloway said that right now. The Cy Young Award is grants to lose Mike. I know you're big on wins. You Agree Hell no because I'm win win the game frank win the game. I don't care what the era is when you add them up at the you know. The cubs probably had some cy young award winning era champions in that 100-year-plus year period. And if said I'll trade that for the wins that get me a world series. What would you do if the answers? Anything other than I'll take the wins then. It's fraudulent than I. Resign from following sports. Win The Damn Game Mike Mike. He doesn't get any run support. It's at three point. Six runs on you gotTa Hang Surveys. Only hang tough only two point eight. Mike what are you? Got My back to the television. What the hell are you smiling at? Like a child on the television. Is that a snake snake involved. What's happened that's a King Cobra. We are watching now. We have finished every wrestlemainia every in your house every summer slam. We are now on the survivor series. Marathon and we are watching. I believe survivor series. Nineteen Ninety one in which the opening package recaps a traumatic experience for many kids. In which jake the snake Roberts caught macho man randy savage in the ropes tied him up and then got a King Cobra to attack Macho Man Randy savage. Emt's rushed to the scene trying to save him but jake. The snake in his heel turn was putting the King Cobra in everybody's face. There is blood dripping from randy savage arm. Miss Elizabeth runs to the ring. Now as you can see Macho man. Randy savage has been poisoned by the King Cobra. Trying to get up and fight back but it keeps stumbling to his feet. Get Him on a stretcher. The man needs some help. We haven't seen anything like this ever. That's hanging tough. That is hanging tough so now. Here is the latest opinion from Michael. Wilbon on pardon. The interruption defending his beloved bulls defending his beloved housewives of Chicago. I'M TIRED OF EVERYBODY. Taking shots Scottie. Pippen because last I checked. He's got twice as many rings. This is just me. I'm the only us no apparently not because you quoted brought and and if that was a shot I would just say one guy has twice as many rings as the other guy would just point that out a box plus minus you put Scottie. Pippen's rings in a box. You put lebrons rings in a box and Pippen's twice as many. Yeah but Jordan one. Those rings for Pippen Lebron a wind rings for people. Even I've evolved in my opinions. Michael we make more fun of Wilbon neck these sharing more so at Geico. We'd like to say thanks. Thanks for sharing. Your savage dance moves. Thanks for sharing your. 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I think they might think of him as the most productive receiver in the League but Mike was making the arguments on what drew brees did for Marcus. Colston and Jimmy Graham and the fact is that if you eliminate like slant and bubbles from Michael Thomas you're taking an enormous number of his stats away even as he's a great pass catcher go ahead. God I could see Michael Tionna stale with Mike is saying but I think my goal Thomas at any offense the chiefs a different offense. I think he'd be a great receive all right. Well let's let's find out here from Dominic Foxworth but give some of those stats Mike Real quick here to give Dominic Foxworth. He's a defensive back and he can tell us nobody's doubting that Michael Thomas Exceptional. Nobody's doubting that. He's hugely productive but the way that he gets. His production is worth noting. So here's some numbers for you. Yeah these come courtesy of even ruis. Who does such a great job writing about the NFL for for the win and has joined me? Times on her podcast. A couple of times tweets out. Initially Michael Thomas is really at football. That's number one number two. He's also the Alex Smith of wide receivers third-down targets. Who are you taking? And they have the same amount of targets receiver. A and B receiver be has just a few more receptions a few more yards and just a few more yards per reception and his first down percentage is almost identical. This is a third down situation who you taken receiver air be. I mean they seem the same as Jamison. Crowder be. Is Michael Thomas? They are comparable. Michael Thomas is benefiting from a system that has made absolute starts out of a seventh round. Marcus Colson a SAR at Jimmy. Graham being those giants running seven yard. Slain unstoppable. Michael. Thomas just happens to be the first first round talent to be in this situation. Foxworth what are your thoughts on all of that? Thank you for making the time for us. Sir Yes tina reasons. Awesome these a tarp so I have a special place in my heart but I do think that You argue so I think I agree in general that Michael Thomas Impact on offense and probably more akin to the stats yards for camp and all that stuff and and as a bb like what scares me more than anything. Someone beat me. Which Michael Thomas is that threat? But you can't argue with his productivity and I would. I guess I would venture to say that if I wanted to go Thomas in the situation I would say that. Maybe the reason why his numbers are was so short because drew brees point career. Where that's what drew brees can throw most effectively and that's what they ask him to do it. That often so that offense has been really good for a real long time and he is one of if not the most important cognitive so the total result. I think present argument that Michael. Thomas is really good but you isolate his numbers and compare them to other people. I think it's hard to argue. Is the time difference maker that you would want to pay the type of money that he's getting paid dominic with Thomas be good anywhere and I'm wondering who do you think is the best wide receiver in football. He could good anyway. I mean he's Big Guy who can get open like he runs. Good routes any catches just about everything that's hugely valuable. And he's a distraction to help other people get open but I don't know I feel like tyreek Hill. Which maybe it's unfair. Because he's also in the best offense with one of the best offer of minds or a few of the best minds and best quarterback we've ever seen but when I watched tiring killed play I get cold sweat. Because that's like it's something that you don't want to deal with with a quarterback who can put it on point from anywhere on the fair like that it's stressful and I mean Oh oh. Bj Can do those same sort of things. I think John Hopkins is not nearly as fast as those guys. He's more Michael Thomas Mall but I I think just because it's better than or Ways Better Mixing Shawn Watson and and Yeah Hopkins. Got It you know. I played football work. We appreciate your expertise here even though you merge human being and stumble on the dismount habit. Who was the receiver that you played against gave you? The sweats the one guy because you feared he was going to get behind you because he was simply faster than you were nobody. I don't do that don't do that. Who Was it come on? I there were plenty of receivers day that gave me trouble but not very fascinated me. I mean ranch. Ready stresses you out with the problem. The reason why Randy wasn't all that scare was because rainy wasn't running. Nothing else in and I was completely fine with having ready boss. Run on twelve yard out. You can have twelve yards all day. You can have eight yards when I'm not GonNa let you do is run past. I'd that wasn't an issue. I think Those type of those type of big receivers disastrous Michael Thomas. Not that I would. Farewell Against Michael always played well against those type of guy so the speed and quickness and to be honest with you. The hardest receivers are the ones that quarterback so I've been turned around by plenty of bad receivers because on the other side was Aaron Rodgers or or paying manning or somebody who was going to put the ball on target. And that's really what stresses me when I was watching film. It's a quarterback season defense well and put the ball on target. It's nothing you can do like you can't cover an NFL. Receiver well enough to stop at any play when a quarterback is point all right. Well speaking of which given the Jason Witten Jason Witten was able to come out of the booth and still be open on yard button hooks. And he'll be able to do that into his eighties. Who would be a better tight end? Lebron James Are Shaquille. O'neal that's tough. I mean I wanNA say Lebron James Tequila its peak was crazy athletic. And he's like what seven to I feel like you can't beat that I when you say Lebron James I thought nobody could run James at just about anything but you a big shock who still athletic impossible to stop right. I think so yes I think it would be a marvelous marvelous tight end. Who is always open drew. Brees just throw it higher than everybody else but I feel better hands do some reason I just do like he catch more balls better passer. I don't know he's a better rapper. Like you secure has more experience. Cats pose Lebron the Braga into the Poso soft. Those little soft as we're talking bullets across the field ear and put it on the poll at Lebatardshow. Who would make a better tight end? Shaquille O'Neal or Lebron James. GimMe your thoughts as a union guy on what is happening in Baseball. Now with the fight over money with guys like to share an a rod coming out and sounding pro-management instead of pro player after having both of the made hundreds of millions of dollars made the case me. I was on get up. I'm the day went to sheriff. Came on there saying that pro management stop and I came in right behind him and and pointed out that it was the wrong thing to say at this time. Because it seems like you're putting the onus and I understand that everyone is going have to take a hitch time players management. Everyone's going to be a perfect situation or no one's going to be the perfect situation but it seem opportunistic for the owners to try to use this as the cover In the leave us this is the cover to something that they've never had in history of the League and then try to frame the players as being greedy for wanting to have the system. Say the same. Wanted to get the most out of this. I get anyone should take a hit. It should be the the people who own the teams who will own the teams into perpetuity. So this is just a blip and their careers and their long lifetime earning and the revenue produced from this team for many of those players. I don't know the average careers in baseball but I. I'm pretty sure for many of those players. This is GonNa be one season a huge chunk of their lifetime earnings. So I'm certainly not crying for anybody who planned professional sports right now. There's obviously many people who are in tough times and Have contracted the disease and lost their jobs and all that that's not the point but in this particular situation there are only two parties. That will that stand to benefit or losing situation and if one of them if I'm going to pick one of them that I think is well positioned to withstand the loss of. It's not gonna be the players who in many cases don't come millions of dollars and I've worked their way up for this opportunity and if it weren't for some Freak pandemic they would be making the money that they worked for sacrifice for and invested their bodies and minds and careers through to to get paid. So I feel like that's the reasonable way to look at it but people are reasonable. So there's that way too much there so I can't even ask you about the owner. Vote on challenge okay. I can't even do it too much now. But we're playing. Ask a black guy and ready. I was ready to ask the black guy a question but the black guy wouldn't shut up so now the black guys leaving see you later dominate. Espn radio is presented by progressive insurance. Rob Riggle expected to join us here. Just a second. He's achieves fan. He's walking around with some swagger. There's nothing like being a fan of a team. 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I think it was my first chiefs game. Seventy five and Had suffered every year since so to win. The Super Bowl was pretty special. I was with my son which made it even more special so that's it's I haven't come down from it and I don't think I will. So how emotional were you being with your son waiting since one thousand nine hundred seventy five? Are we getting funny man? Rob Riggle Man's Man Rob Riggle to get blubbery all weepy. I you know I I didn't wait I just was in shock That it actually happened and I mean I. I sometimes the Kansas City folk we. We tend to to to set our sights too low like you know she could just make it to the Super Bowl. That'd be that'd be great. That'd be enough for me. I was like I WANNA go to the Super Bowl and I want to win the Super Bowl. I WANNA be champions and When it happened it almost felt surreal. So and you know it's it's amazing is my son. I'm you know he never had a chance. We live out in California now. But he's he's a Ku fan. He's a royal fan and his achieves fan. You never you never had a choice really But in that time since he's been alive the Jayhawks have won the championship. That gone to a couple of championships. The royals won the world series. They've gone to a couple world series. The chiefs make the playoffs. You know they They win the Super Bowl. He thinks winning is easy. He thinks championships come easy. And I've had to try to educate them on waited my whole life for this and I hope you're enjoying it son because this does not community. Can you explain to us again? Holy Moly tomorrow nine. Pm EASTERN ON ABC. How IT IS THAT ROB. Riggle goes from the Marines to comedy. Can you explain to me how that journey happened? I mean it'll take a long time but I'll try to give you the Reader's digest version. I was voted most humorous and my senior class in high school. I'm a fan of comedy. I love comedy by whole life I was a theater and film major at the University of Kansas. But I also have my pilot's license so I took a test and I got a guarantee flight contract with the Marine Corps. I always wanted to serve so I did Joined the Marines after college with Russia candidate. School took my commission Spend time in the Marines. Did my my tour is the duty stayed in the Got called back But the whole time I was in the reserves. I was pursuing acting and comedy Grinding out in New York Doing One am imprompt shows for nine drunks down in the village You know just grinding and grinding about you know seven eight years before I got Saturday night live which was the first big break and then after that. I was able to get more work daily. Show got some movies and I was able to to do that and I was. I was still in the marines all the way up until two thousand thirteen so I mean the only time I was on the daily show making the hangover stepbrothers any of that stuff. I was still in the reserves. I still go to command and staff college down at Miramar on the weekends so You know it was tough to have two jobs sometimes. Three jobs at once but It was totally worth it America's a great country. And if you have dreams but you're gonNA have any kind of dream I to James to serve and to pursue comedy and I did both of them so We'll blessed to live here just fans. Thank you rob riggle with us on. Espn radio when fans are yelling at. You WanNa meet in an airport. They most often going catalina wine mixer or something else. They don't take the time to say Kelly while they give a lot of POW a lot of people. Screaming pal at me People screaming not in here in the face of Jesus and is Kelly. Do you have a favorite memory from your time on Saturday night. Live and you were you running as hard as the notorious partying members of Saturday. Night live usually do no no hilarious. Because they still have the same schedule that they they started in in the seventies With the original cast Which was you know writing all night. Tuesday read throughs. And you can tell that that schedule was was set up by people who are Using enhancers to keep them awake for days at a time And they still have the same schedule out of traditionally. None of it was needed. We got worked out during the day And it was funny because everybody was very health conscious. When I was on the show nobody was. Nobody was Doing drugs or abusing cells in anyway. They're don't get me wrong the the after party after a show. Yeah everybody had a couple of drinks because he wanted to blow off steam because it was a long week but but honestly I was around was very health. Conscious does Rob Riggle a former military man. Think that Chris. Cody of our shows should be thanking people who are bringing food delivery to his door with the phrase. Thank you for your service. Missed the first part of that I just the the former military man. Rob Riggle is the okay with a member of our show thanking food delivery people with the phrase. Thank you for your service. Yeah actually yes. I'm very grateful. I honestly I'm very very grateful to 'cause we're read you know. Obviously we're thinking the nurses and doctors and the people that are out there. Actually you know combating this this virus and we should because they're they're doing very challenging work And and they're behind the curve. Perhaps but I mean the guys and Gals at the grocery store are incredibly valuable. We'd have riots in the streets if we didn't if if the truck driver stopped the supply shipments and the grocery store workers weren't there and and the food delivery people and you know so. Yeah definitely think I I think I think for for being there for sure. Reghati field pineapple on pizza. I'm okay with it if there if I'm Sometimes where I'm hung over it it's the right thing. It's the absolute right thing. Especially if you put some extra Chinese and some meat on the pizza as well Sometimes pineapple kicker is just enough vitamin C. To get you over the Hump Wriggle. How do you feel about him? Being excessively calling you wriggle I. That's what people call it. Fine with me it's It's all good with us again. Holy Moly Osama tomorrow nine PM Eastern on ABC. Tell us. Tell us your best Joey Porter Story. Tell us your best on field. Jet Dolphins with crazy Joey Porter. O my God. Well you obviously know the story because I was I was in new. York was on the daily show. Somebody had scored some tickets to the the the jets. Dalton's game and I you know I'm not gonNA say no so like yeah. Let's go so we went and the tickets. Were first row right behind the dolphins bench. And I'm sitting there It's it's basically my seat the railing and then the field and we're right behind. The dolphins bench and Joey Porter was a middle linebacker. The time for the dolphins and he came off the field and everybody around me was jets fan and so they start laying into porter. I mean laying into a Sokol. Portage is riding them and Puerto looks up at the crowd to see his. You know give them the business and he looks right at me and just start staring at me staring at me and I'm kind of you know I'm starting to on my because I I didn't say anything. I'm just kind of sitting there and he looks at me goes no. He's really gets violent screaming not no I tournament on. I haven't looked at him. I said I I didn't say anything I didn't. You should've and My friendly because it's from the movie dummy like Oh oh right right right so he was actually actually kind of standpoint. I guess but regularly you wouldn't say no most people would say no to jets and Dolphin tickets say by live. That's very true saying whole going on your radio by the what road good nine. Pm EASTERN ABC. 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Arts helped me out with this. I'm trying to figure out Billy recoiled at the idea of all of these things from these major league teams being mailed to him but he was wondering in the last segment. Where all these promotional items go and. I think it would be funny every day for something new to show up at Billy's door here. We're talking yesterday about we. Were talking yesterday. Hold on a minute hold on so we were talking about the athletic. How the athletic had given a handful of staffers fifty dollars and ask them to find some cool memorabilia. Chris what did you find in terms of funding memorabilia because we were talking yesterday about how to search and navigate Ebay and if we should have a contest where all of us are trying to find fifty dollars or fewer some funny memorabilia. Mike Ryan found for less than fifty dollars he found a Carmen Electra's baywatch swimsuit. I think that was a good time Dan. The ship sail than I got outbid. It's it's tough out in these streets. Jacoby percent is available. Though so Chris what did you? What did your hunt end up producing well as interesting because there's different like there's some things that are listed for more than fifty dollars but it says or best offer so. I saw I found an vander holyfield signed dinner Napkin. It says one hundred dollars but it says best offer so I think we could we could slide in there and get fifty bucks some other options for the fifty dollars or less than I've found. We could have a shawn. Marion game warned wristband for fifty dollars on the DOT. We could get not only a Darren Williams but also a Joe Johnson Brooklyn Nets. Game used black warm up shirt for forty dollars. We give those the Matrix Joe. In March of two thousand eighteen the Bulls were twenty four and forty six at the time lost to the Knicks who were twenty six and forty five at the time folks. We could have the net from that game for thirty five dollars I'm not sure that any of those are funny though are as funny as we need to win this particular contest. They are funny. I'm not gonNA dispute that. Some of that stuff is funny but just to win the contest. Feel FREE TO SEND. Us your suggestions. Anything you find that you think is amusing. But how do we get sent to Billy's house? Billy recoiled? He does not like this idea. You think it's a bad idea. My let me preface this by saying The shipping container does not actively solicit anything from Minor League teams. But they don't discourage it either and so minor league teams end up sending them a lot of stuff. Billy go ahead and explain to me. I would figure that you would love the delight. The daily surprise to like my guess is. Billy is taking a bit of an objection to using to house because there is a huge part of information that needs to be publicly revealed for that to happen. There's a couple of things here. I think it would be great if every day I went to the door and there was a giveaway of like the Baltimore Orioles or something just show up and we would review the giveaway of the day. I object to the fact that I live in a one bedroom one bath apartment and I have a wife. That may not find it as many as I do. When I just have random bobbleheads thunder sticks and whatever angels Cowboy get sent to me of the day just taking up all of this room and I don't even have like an outlet to give it away to like goodwill or something after the fact all right so major league teams. You're welcome in billy's DM's or contact the show however it is that you would contact the show so he doesn't have to reveal his address publicly. But we have to now instigate some friction in the Billy Gill. Mary by some things sent to his house here. Billing come on the delight a every single day. We're all bored. Everybody's a little bit bored the delight of being able to go to your door every day and just sort of be like. Hey look at this there's an Arizona. Diamond diamondbacks fake moustache here. I don't have intro. Carbon buildings in apartments in my building. Dan Go to my wife gets mad at the show. It's funny because it's the first twenty thousand people daddy's right. Abby was upstairs listening to that segment. We went to break. Gee said don't have Dan send them here. And we have more room than billy does. Terrible they did a belly there when I actually have some experience here when I was interning for the Florida Panthers. I was shocked at the amount of fan packs. The panthers would send out given away like these pox and he stuff teddy bears and I'm trying to figure out. Why am I doing this? And it's just because fan reached out and asked for it. I was like really. That's quite the hustle. So knowing what I knew I started emailing every team. Hey only huge Indianapolis Colts Fan. Oh my gosh. I live and die for the Carolina Panthers and Man. I made a terrible mistake because I started getting all these useless things I mean they were. I mean what am I going to do with Jeff? Saturday trapper keeper. I thank you I I couldn't really. It sounds awesome in a vacuum one. Isolated Jeff Saturday trapper keeper amazing. That's a great hall. But what am I going to do with like the the Carolina Panthers Car Dice? What am I going to do with the Vancouver canucks a notepad paper it becomes a lot? What can you guys do to help me instead of helping billy on this? I am not concerned with billy or his marriage. I simply want him to get a delightful item from a warehouse somewhere from a team. So someone helped me do this. I am tired of all of you saying no. Somebody helped me with how it is. We get this to billy billy without betraying any privacy. I'm fine betraying the relationship between you and me. I'm fine betraying the relationship between you and your wife. I don't want to give your address out for the crazies. Helped me do this? Plays in a way that can be funny for not being concerned about my relationship with my wife. The problem is is that if this was like open for just thirty majorly deems that'd be one thing but as we've learned minor league teams are more than eager to send us a ton of stuff so as soon as this gets out every team of any. Minor League Hockey Lacrosse. Anything IS JUST GOING TO START. Sending things in this will never end okay. I wanted to never end. I want into a single item though. I don't I didn't ask minor leagues to pepper. You made a very specific point that no one else during the pandemic was making you expressed a grave concern for all of these items in a warehouse somewhere and right billy. I mean. You're the one who brought this question. So now we can have sort of a pathetic go fund me of Major League Baseball teams sending you the most in an items every day we can have a little reveal. What did billy what it. Billy get today from some random Major League team can you? Can you create an email address for me? That isn't your email address just for major league teams so that I could give them away to contact. Let's let's get a Po box and Billy's name quick wit saying no somebody say yes to an idea that I had. I'm GonNa get you a Po box where we just to be clear though you want each team. Whatever THEIR GIVEAWAY? That night is going to be but just one like just one billy Wright. I don't care what every team sent. I just want one thing sent from eastern out there and the more random. It is the better. Yes Billy. Are you willing to play along with our little game here? Let me see if the sports bang email still available mass that supports bank people hard right. It's very inside joke when billy was the producer of local television. Show that STU GODS did on Saturdays here. It was magical and billy never got paid for it advance auto parts. 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Here we talk about race and we talk about Gender and yesterday Mike Ryan Stu got Was prickly I would say. He didn't like it so much. When I had mentioned about Ben Rothlisberger the idea that he was in some ways. Viewed as being rape adjacent is the phrasing that. I use the the idea that Ben Rothlisberger got a quarterback punishment that you do not see in that league. Even though it was not criminally criminally prosecuted. He got a smear on him that he carries to this day. Because the League Usually doesn't punish quarterback for much of anything and usually doesn't punish them for crimes that aren't proven to be crime. I feel misrepresented as someone who is defending him. In that regard. We talked it out on air. You said that easy blocking people. Because he was rape adjacent and after talking it out contractually it made sense it. Just at the time felt a little gratuitous but I am in no way wanting to be poor portrayed as someone that might be defending any of that okay unfair portrayal by me anyways. I use it as Segue to get into this Matt. Lauer Article Matt. Lauer himself has decided to write an article that appeared here today and he is sort of defending himself while saying. Keep in. Mind if you don't know some of the back story here. He was fired. He was sort of America's Dad. He was a very likable public figure and he was fired after many years because of what he says was a consensual but inappropriate relationship that also has some rape allegations with it and is at the center of some of Ronin Farrow's Pulitzer Prize winning reporting. And when those things come out you hear more details about his workplace behavior and the reports of him having a button beneath his desk that would close the door behind unsuspecting women. As a entered his office came out got really ugly for Matt. Lauer on the today show it really ugly in general in that and this is not to make him the victim here even though in this article he is laying out an argument for ways that he was a victim of journalism and sort of a new journalism that is activism journalism. And I want to get into that but still got. What did you think of this article because Matt Lauer had a pristine reputation? And when I read this article I thought to myself man this guy understandably sort of torturing himself over the details how you go from beloved lucrative guy to guy who now has on his resume something. That's this kind of scandalous. I thought to myself Man Matt Lauer has really been obsessing on the details when I read this article of the ways that he was wronged or he believes he was wronged by Ronan Farrow's again Pulitzer Prize winning reporting that this last weekend. The New York Times called into question a little bit as a new form of journalism like I said Activism Journalism where some of the vetting and some of the thorough reporting the New York. Times is saying Ronan. Farrow can come under some questions for the way that he developed sources and develops a trust and the way that he decides to tell a story for the record David Ramnik. It should be noted that Ronan Farrow had a great deal of difficulty publishing. Those pieces says he has gotten corporate pushback that was uncomfortable and made it really hard to report those pieces. But David Remnant who's got as good a reputation in journalism is just about anyone is standing by all of Ronin Pharaohs reporting as is Ronan Farrow. But Matt Lauer here questioning some of the reporting. He's it's clear to me. Stu Gods what happened here is Matt. Lauer has been stewing on this and wanting to say something for a long time lawyers. Probably didn't let him and now he's taking the opportunity of the New York Times questioning some of Ronin Farrow's reporting to write this very long article and you can check this out on the Internet because it's layered it's complicated and it is exhaustive. I don't like the Messenger. But in this particular case the details mean more to the Messenger than they do to anybody else. Details mean a lot to Matt Lauer. Because he's the one being accused of pretty heinous stuff it so matt lauer took the time. It was pretty exhaustive. Like he really took his time and pointed out in ways that I couldn't even understand where he felt wrong by Ronan Farrow in Pharaoh's article. About what happened with Matt. Lauer get I don't like the Messenger dead but I'm okay with the guy defending himself when the details mean more him they did anyone else who else is going to defend that lower other than that lower one of the things that he did though. Did you see who he was calling? Did you see the PDF that he was calling saying? Look Ronin Farrow's cooperations weren't strong enough so I called some of the people who were accusing me. I call their friends and boyfriends to talk to them for hours at a time to vet the stories and also mediate. I guess the place where he published. This says that it talked to Matt. Lauer's four sources and said that they corroborate Matt Lauer's version of events which again immoral and inappropriate by his own admission but not a criminal according to Matt Lauer and the people that he's getting to Matt. Lauer doing some of the reporting that he says that Ronan Farrow the Pulitzer Prize. Winning journalist should have been doing and he's saying listen. There are certain circumstances where farrow needed to give. Examples needed the follow up. So I'm not the best person to ask about this because once you have a source inside of NBC or the Peacock or whatever it is did you just trust that source. You have to get second and third after that. Because he goes out of a way to point out Matt Lauer does that all Pharaoh had to do was ask specific people bosses and NBC to back up what it is. He was getting from his sources and that Farrell failed to do that. So I mean to me Stu gods please can you just explain something remain? Can you explain to me how your mind works? For some reason there you went. Nbc The peacock. Whatever called if you read the article a gay. There's a big difference between. I don't know if you've read it I did. There's a big difference between NBC News. The today show and the company called the peak up and that would out of his way to point that out executive none of your way you went out of your way to call it. Nbc The peacock. Or whatever you just whenever it was just maybe a third example of thirty or something thirty rock but it give credit for knowing the peacock was in there. I can't believe you read anything honestly. It's the first thing that you have read during the pandemic and we are here woefully ill-equipped given our present structure to have a female voice. Say anything to you on this subject so this this feels like a whole lot of man's planning on an issue and you know that you get these situations where men defend men. The part that I find interesting. I'm not sitting here saying that. Anyone here is defending Matt. Lauer the part that I find interesting is the way that he must be. Ticking on the details because there's nothing he can write or do. There's nothing it's done it's over. There is nothing he can write in any publication. That's going to sway anybody and yet he's still here fighting wherever it is that he can find the holes because he's still trying to sway people and how morning show difficult. Must that be for a guy who at least in part had that job because he was likable? Everybody just sort of liked Matt Lauer and then you go to the other extreme now where Matt Lauer has to find someplace that will publish his work where he's arguing about the minutia the granular crumbs in this versus the large the Mac pro. Which is he's finished like is done on this front. He will not make a recovery from this. He will not get be even Brian Williams in terms of recovery and the thing that he's complaining about specifically is the way that the Social Justice Movement sweeps people away. He does not seem like an innocent here stugatz but he's complaining about the idea that he had no chance even if he had been an innocent that there was no once. This thing started gathering momentum. Matt Lauer did plenty wrong. Sure but what he is pointing out and again the details me more to lower than anyone else. But he's pointing out Pharaoh whose career was made off these stories. Matt Lauer's was ended by this story and he is just trying to point out. Hey there are certain details in here that are important to me at certain details that he left out in an effort to make a lot of money promoting it selling a book. That is what mattress whether you agree with it or not. That's what matters trying to say but I think people can relate to enter this. Of course you're going to care about your details more than anyone else. So that's what lowers trying to say. I cared enough that I actually went out and did the research on myself. There are not a whole lot of places where you're going to get criticism of Ronin Feroz work again. It was Pulitzer Prize. Winning and this opening was developed by the New York Times questioning some of the reporting and got. I have yet to see the art that gets made whether it's the last dance or anything else. That doesn't at some point have people who have questions about the thoroughness or the greatness of anyone doing Pulitzer Prize winning reporting or creating anything. That's big and universally applauded. It's the first time I've seen anywhere. The work of Ronan Farrow questioned by any one. Because this is the guy who brought down Weinstein. This is the guy who basically got behind the me too movement help. It have some legs when he was fighting corporations stugatz where he was fighting the ability to get these things published and it is an interesting career that he's already had like thirty two years old. We update the polls next.

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 453: Reshaping Of Baseballs and Spring Training Update

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 453: Reshaping Of Baseballs and Spring Training Update

"Golden via concept in baseball podcast. We cover everything major league from spring training. The theory got your favorite club cover from new york combat then to elan if the golden state media content baseball podcast. Hello everyone and welcome back to the gmc. Baseball podcast brought to you by the gmc. Podcast network. i'm your host jack ryder. I've got a good bit of topics to run through today. Honestly with all of this spring training baseball that has been quite the watch. I would say so far. So i'll touch on some of that and get into other news and headlines that are going around the league but as always help everyone is doing well and staying safe. I'm actually preparing to head back to where. I'm originally from in maryland for a dentist appointment this week. So we'll have quite the drive ahead of me but it'll be nice to go home for a few days. See the folks. I know since this entire pandemic really came crashing down. Haven't really been able to see them much so it's been really tough not being able see them but it'll be nice to see them for a few days. Get my teeth cleaned. Obviously which is a really important thing and then head right back up to pittsburgh to get right back to work but folks. It's going to be of fun day. So i want to jump into the show for today and i i want to get into any of all any and all the latest news going around the end. They'll be touch on a little bit of free agency. News and some injury reports but also a little recap of the last few days of spring training but then the second segment. I'm going to discuss the mickey callaway situation. Let's continue to unfold and what the latest news is with that ordeal. And also what can happen for calloway. Later on i'll get into the whole idea of the moby reshaping the baseball's this year and how that might change baseball. And if that is a good or bad thing for the sport and the be shirt as always to stick around for the final few minutes of the show. Today as i'll get into another by or tonight segment discussing whether i buy denied the idea that the changing of the baseball's will permanently eliminate the idea of a universal d. So a lot of things to touch on today a lot of things to go over really glad that you all could join me today. But i wanna now open things up in this first segment with some exciting news. I would say for my team. At least the milwaukee brewers as they made a huge huge huge in getting the former center fielder for the boston. Red sox jackie bradley jr. on a two year twenty four million dollar deal and he can opt out of the first after the first year so this is a normal move. I think that again. Jackie bradley jr. end jake odorized or two agents that i felt were on the market for quite some time longer than i probably would get them to be on the market. Finally jackie bradley. Jr. lands in milwaukee. I had this weird feeling because i saw these very minor. Rumors bubbling to the surface of last. I would say week. Or so. And i saw a lot of things. Where the brewers were in heavy talks with jackie. Bradley jr. i'm sitting there thinking i don't know if that's gonna actually happen and then it did. I woke up at seventy and the other day. And i saw the alert on my phone. I said no way like this is insane. I can't believe they actually pulled this off so a lot of big defensive additions for the spurs team in the off season. Not only getting. Jackie bradley jr. but also getting colton long to very very good defenders but this outfield is going to be. I think dangerous right. You've got jackie bradley. Jr. you've got lorenzo kane and christian yelich all three of them have one golden gloves and then not to mention you. also have abigail garcia. Who's lost over thirty pounds in the offseason. And he's also be taking a lot of reps out in the outfield as well but jackie bradley. Jr. he's going to be again one of many outfits for the brewers. But i think he's going to definitely find himself in that starting role. I think cain is going to still be the center fielder. I think they'll keep yelich over. And right so i think bradley will be over. In left in my. That would be my guess and again to replace ryan braun. Obviously ryan braun. Was i would say towards the tail end of his career in the last few years in milwaukee who is not the same defensive player that he once was jackie bradley. Jr. here also brings some offense. He hasn't had a great career average right batting two thirty nine while in boston. Slugging four twelve over the last eight years as a red sock but he did have a career year last year with a career high. Three sixty four on base percentage and a huge eight fourteen ups which was one of the highest. He's had in his entire career and he does have power when he wants to have it right. He i mean he belted twenty six homers in two thousand sixteen so a guy that is mostly known for his defense he does bring some pop he does bring some offense very similar to wong. I think that they the brewers were very wise and who they picked up because wong and bradley jr. are two very similar players in terms of their very good defensively. They're pretty solid offensively. But they're mostly known for their defense but again it's the extra edition of being able to carry some sort of an offensive load at some point and not to mention defensively like i keep mentioning bats where he is really thriving been tenth in the mlb out of outfielders in the entire league in defensive runs saved since twenty fourteen. So this is a guy that's going to definitely save a lot of runs for the brewers without a doubt they got a ton of ton of outfielders and they could actually be rotated in and out as stars craig. Counsel doesn't seem very concerned about sharing the played appearances. And who's going to be getting more time. Who's going to be getting more reps. He was quoted by saying. Yeah one day will have these three guys. And then we'll rotate this this one guy in that. We're kind of just go from there so it'll be interesting to see how that works out not to mention lorenzo. Cain opting out of the season last year due to covid issues and kerr and covid concerns obviously also believe. He wanted to get back in touch with his faith. He's been doing a lot of things in the offseason with. I believe just you know his family trying to be more involved in that situation and everything else. And i believe he was saying that the only real cardio he got this offseason was running around with his kids which is pretty funny and i think that he usually from the reports i read. He usually goes and out at the university of oklahoma's facility but because of ovid he wasn't able to so you know he is thirty five. He's coming off season. He's not really. I would say in the greatest shape that he's coming into spring training from what i've heard they've actually slowly kind of or trying to gradually build him back up into an everyday plane shape and right now that i think craig counsel he sent him some workouts do during the off season different plans to follow so on and so forth and he was following them in an incremental pattern starting to build up and build up and build up until we get to opening day and he can be ready to go. So i think this is the game changing move from the brewers ultimately. I think it was wise that they went out and got jackie bradley. Jr. because who knows what's gonna happen with. Lorenzo cain if things with the virus continue to roar on in the summertime and people are continue are continuing to worry. He might be another player that decides to opt out rightfully. So obviously if it's a out of the health and safety and so. I think that it was good for them to go. Get somebody like bradley. Jr. because no matter what he's going to be there and if cain decides to opt out then they won't have to worry about scrambling who's going to be there next outfielder. They'll still be able to have jackie bradley. Jr. there so really good move. I think that this actually might catapult them into first place for the nfl central. I mean now. They are my favorites to win it. Because of those ads. I just feel like they made bigger moves than the cardinals pirates the cubs and the reds all did right the fire. The cardinals who only big move is getting aeronautical. That was it. You know they didn't make any other moves so ultimately it's going to be an interesting year in the central. But i wanna get into some injury updates now for a few players what it could mean moving forward towards the season and also what am i kick into gear in terms of some free agency signing so recently down spring training astros pitcher fram evolved is fractured his left ring finger while fielding a grounder the other day in an exhibition game this is gonna be detrimental. I mean this is going to be really bad. There they have not released a timetable as to when he will return. But according to mlb network insider john hayman. The team does not think that he's going to at least haymond does not think that he's going to be returning in twenty twenty one so he might be out for the entire season and two of the last three years. Volvo has been tremendous in the mlb. His era plus has been above one twenty. Not a huge starting factor. More so coming out of the pen can start. He does have the capabilities of that but he's more so an efficient reliever and they're going to really miss his arm and his pitching coming out of the bullpen. Could this actually now in this kicks into my my next question of what. Signing this might prompt could this usher in the astros wanting to sign a guy like jayco taurasi right. He's still on the market and could be an arm that that teams go to in order to fill a hole on a pitching rotation right. I mean look if you look at other pitcher other pitching rotations other teams the injuries that they might have jake odorized could slide into a lot of different rotations and be a really nice third starter. Maybe even a fourth start if you have him on the back end of your starting rotation. He's pretty solid to having your back into your starting rotation. He's in my opinion. He could even be in in some cases as for some teams. But i think that he might now be ushered into being signed by the astros right. I know that the phillies have been very interested in him as well. The angels also so there are some suitors out there for so it'll be interesting to see what the astros do after this vault injury and hopefully as can get back on the field sooner rather than later. Hopefully it's not a season long injury because it's so that would be really really crushing the astros but then some other injuries going around the spring training the mlb colquhoun from the diamondbacks as day to day and probably will be that way for a while after recovering from knee surgery. I believe the timetable on that. Recovery is four to six weeks so he's going to be out for a little bit definitely a big power bat in their lineup that they're going to miss but when he gets back. I think that he can do a lot of damage. I think that he's got the key. He's not a big average hitter. He's not gonna hit huge average. And i know again. I'll get into this later on in the show but with the deadening of the balls and everything else that might affect his numbers a little bit. But we'll see how he bounces. Back from this injury obviously. Jt real mutoko. He's still injured with the thumb issue. That fracturing his thumb but he's going to be getting some x ray soon on that thumb in the and built for the giants. He's had a non cove illness but he should be returning very soon. John lester is also going through some surgery. He's going to be getting his thyroid gland removed. It's going to be expected to make a full recovery. Though and i was watching the nationals mets spring training game the other day and the guys on the tv that they were asking carl ravage eduardo. Perez and tim curtin. They were asking davey martinez. What do you think of having. John lester there you know. Is he going to be back and ready to go and he was very optimistic. Very upbeat about on lester. And what he brings to the team just the the the ability that he brings also the entire resume he has the repertoire of pitching that he brings just need to get him back to full health but he was very upbeat about him. And then the last thing i want to touch on is angelsen. Simmons is dealing with some issues having his appointment to come back into the state. So we'll see if he can get that figured out before opening day. But i'm sure it's not going to be a major issue right. I mean he's going to eventually be able to come back into the states. Play so couple of things just going around spring training again. Things are very early on very premature in the early stages of the baseball season we still have just about. I would say less than three weeks. Maybe around three weeks until opening day but once opening day rolls around. It's going to be kicked into high gear from that point on. It's going to be a lot of fun this baseball season but there have also been some teams players. That have really. I would say stuck out to me early on in the spring training session of games. And i want to highlight and run through a few things that i really really liked and kind of took note on and or especially very excited for him very impressed with so far first things first watching the mariners cubs game the other day incredibly impressed with the mariners. They hung right there with the cubs the entire time. They're playing with younger players. I mean most teams are right. I mean this spring training. That's the point of it. But the young core and the young talent that the mariners possessed. I think is going to be something that people are going to be. Take taking a and paying close attention to the next couple of years right. I mean manager scott service. He was know he was talking about it on tv. He said he's excited for this young group and i agree. I think that they've got a lot of young talent there. One of the youngest teams in baseball their average age is around twenty six twenty seven years old. But what i loved is that jared kalinic plays with so much confidence place with so much ferocity and just. He is a player that he's so much more mature as a player than his age right a young guy but he plays at such a high level smack an absolute against the cubs and when i mean it was a bomb. I mean that thing full lou and you could tell him in. The crack of the bat was impressive. And i think having him and then not to mention cow lewis. That's going to be a really tough duo down the road. I'm really kind of excited to see how those to develop. And how those to mature in seattle and also as time goes on what they do as an organization to try and build around those two. Because i think that seattle has been waiting for a while to have somebody come around. That's going to almost be their franchise savior if you will or try and pull them out of this. The doldrums of this this long very very long playoff drought that there. I mean they haven't been to the playoffs in nineteen years going on twenty years now so a long time so they've been to the postseason and you obviously had guys at some point or another like each row and you also had felix hernandez and whatever else so it's going to be a very interesting next couple years in seattle right. They've got kyle seager there. He does a really nice job. I mean they've got a lot of pieces. That could be really really good. So i just curious to see what the organization will do moving forward but another team. I was very impressed with and rightfully so. I mean i'm not shocked that i was impressed with them. It was the mets. I thought they had a lot of bats to go to in the lineup against the nationals. I mean they had a lot of guys that we're producing from the play in brandon. Nimmo he's going to be scary. I mean i didn't realize how big he was. He's a large human being. He's got a nice swing a nice smooth swing. It's a little bit of a long swing. So i can see you. Know pitchers are trying to pitch outside the him he can. He can become kind of a chaser if you will but i mean if you throw a ball on the inside half of the play towards the left side the plate. He's going to send that one to the mood and he did. I mean there was one. I was taking notes actually for the show and i wou i just heard this loud crack and i looked up and all of a sudden. There's just the camera just pans up towards the outfield. And all of a sudden it's gone and it wasn't coming back so I think nimmo's interesting piece for them. Moving forward and i'm really excited to see how he progresses. They had Dominic smith he's going to be coming. I think he's going to have a really really good year I'm jay dee davis. He had a huge home run. So a lot of guys for this mets team. That can do a lot of different things to a lot of damage right. And you obviously have peter lonzo there. He had a huge home. Run against the nationals. To so good to see him back into the the the the normal pete lonzo kind of feel if you will. After last year he had a really tough season. But good thing to have this mets team. Back up enrolling. Because they're going to be making this. I think east division very very competitive. But i mean i think all in all the first couple of days have been great. I'm really excited to kind of catch some more spring training action and then get into the first game of the season opening day but i wanna finally close things out with a little update on the new holiday in baseball. Actually at the mlb. Officially named ju second lou gehrig day around baseball and the day is june second. Like i mentioned in players will wear a red number four patch to honor the the number he wore big thing for this was his involvement in the al s community. Right i mean the a degenerative disease i believe attacks the the system and then as time goes on there's no cure for it and you kind of just get worse and worse and worse and he was somebody that you know had it many many many many years ago and unfortunately the disease is you know. There's a there's the name for the you know they called lou gehrig's disease because he was one of the first. I would say prominent figures in the public eye. That had the disease so as as time kind of went on i think he become kind of became a fixture for the ls community in and he was very active and very involved in his work for that. As well and i mean it's been incredible to see what the mlb has done. Eight been active on their end in raising money for a ls funds and now he joins obviously jackie robinson and roberto clemente as the only players to have an entire day dedicated to them only so he joins very elite company. Very very special company. He was known as the iron horse obviously because he never sat out and always played and he had the streak for the longest consecutive games. Played before cal ripken came along and i think it was unfortunate. That lou gehrig did battle with that disease because that did cut his time short but nonetheless a very very important day the reason why they actually pick june second is because that is the day that he won the starting position for the yankees at first base and then it was also the day that he unfortunately passed away but an interesting story about how he wound up starting was the other everyday baseman. I guess had decided not to play one day because he had a headache and he wasn't feeling well and lou gehrig stepped in and the rest is history. So the kind of the the oddest things do happen for some people and it's just a matter of whether you take your opportunity and run with it or not but a very special day. It's gonna be great to see kind of the the remembrance but also the honoring that they will have for lou gehrig and obviously for jackie robinson day and roberto clemente. Those are also wildly special days. In baseball. three of them are going to be big. Highlights it'll be also nice to just you know how how old players pay their respect and pay their honor to these peo to these players. That came before them. Almost these pioneers of the game right. These people that completely changed the game of baseball for the better. And so i think that is a very important thing and again props to the moby for giving these gentlemen there days their day of recognition because they definitely do deserve it for what they did to the game of baseball. So i'll do for us in this first segment folks but don't go anywhere because when i get back from the commercial break i'm going to discuss the mickey callaway situation that continues to unfold each and every single day and what might happen to callaway when the when the dust does settle in this situation but folks stay right there because we'll be right back here on the gmc baseball podcast. Your alternate dopfer. Everything sport the golden state media concepts ports pot cash. Should i say more from the nfl. Melby the nba mma. All in here. Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen welcome back to the gmc baseball podcast. Drac right now with wall and our first segment. I got into a little spring training update and also went around the league and shared any of the latest news involving free agency and really any early injuries from spring training. But folks make sure you stick around for the file segment here today as i'll get into another by it or deny segment discussing whether i buy or denied the idea that the changing of the baseball makeup will completely eliminate the universal d. h. From baseball. And if it will ever be thought now that baseball's will be dead and a little bit to make not fly out of the ballpark so much so make sure you stick around for that conversation. I wanna get into the mickey callaway situation that continues to unfold as i'll get into what the latest developments have been. What some issues are that are going on with the investigation. Currently just share my thoughts overall on the whole thing but just to briefly recap just to speed up anybody and get everybody up to speed. Who might not know. All the ins and outs of what's going on. Basically mickey callaway has been pitching coach. And then he became a manager for the mets but then he was fired and then he was hired as the angels. Pitching coach. This past offseason. But he's now been suspended from that role because of all of these sexual harassment allegations sexual harassment complaints. Everything that's been filed against him by numerous women from that worked within the cleveland indians back. When he was pitching coach with the team so a lot of stuff is starting to resurface. A lot of things have been going around about him and he apparently was sending inappropriate photos to a few of these women. There were. I believe five women. Initially that came out to complain and then as time has gone on there has been an increase if women coming out and saying that he also did the same thing to them he even at times would ask for pictures back from them and he was ultimately again fired by the mets. I was an unrelated issue. But then now he's with the l. a. Angels as pitching coach. And like i mentioned he's been suspended from that role for the foreseeable future at least until the investigation is over. And he did all this when he was with the cleveland indians but there was actually some very disturbing developments in that in that he actually also was doing it even further beyond when he was just with the indians when he was in their minor league system as a pitching coach. So this is a whole big situation. And i'm going to get into every nook and cranny of it as much as i can at least because it's something that is just continued to unfold as you flip through the pages. It just seems to get worse and worse so right now again have been more women from the indians coming forward to file complaints. And there's actually been the biggest kind of i would say piece of it all. There's a gentleman who is married to a woman who had a consensual extramarital affair with calloway and he went up to the indians and he was going to their general manager to the pr people to everybody and he was making complaints against calloway saying that he sent his wife inappropriate photos to her this that and the other. And this is where things get really fishy because apparently when he would make these complaints and mind you. He filed numerous complaints year after year after year and he was very persistent on it he went to the public relations and again they can't afford him along throughout the entire organization and whatnot and eventually got to terry francona the manager of the indians and the issue i guess was then i believe the wife and a lawyer that the wife and the husband had hired her lawyer that the wife had hired they were both being they both had been quoted saying that they had told the situation to terry francona themselves. So terry francona was aware of this issue. Not to mention the general manager of the indians and the president of baseball operations also knew about the complaint and they did not do anything to fix it to try and correct it to try and discipline him or anything so after months of investigation or so more reports are starting to come out saying. His behavior has actually been going way back to his minor league coaching days. And what's even more disturbing is that the indians were willing to look the other way because he had a reputation as a good pitching coach. He was pretty much as they would say it. The worst kept secret in the organization. That's what members of the organization. We're calling this. The worst kept secret in the indians organization. Really the worst kept secret in all of baseball. Right i mean. That's very very alarming to know that high ranking officials in mlb team are willing to withhold information and are willing to almost cover for a guy who has numerous complaints against him. Now there's a husband getting involved. Who is complaining towards the team. And nothing's being done about it. He's continuing to have a job. Now as the report did read. He was disciplined within the organization. He did get hit with fines. Did kind of hinder his reputation within the organization but the idea of continuing to have a job and he was again. There was all these complaints and everything was just piling up against him. He was still being employed by the team now. Calloway has denied the idea of using his status as an be coach to harass women he does admit to having extra marital relationships but these other harassment allegations. He is denying so it's an ongoing investigation to see what has really happened. But the team. President chris antonetti. He said that when the the story first broke. That was the first that he heard of the situation. So a little bit of contradiction there when there's reports saying that the president knew about it and then the president is now saying i didn't know about that until i came out so interesting to kind of opposing ac accusations on again from the same individual and there were even former teammates of his when he was in the minor leagues when he played who said that he would callaway that is he would hit on their wives or on their girlfriends and he was just a flirt with women during warmups overall and there was a couple teammates who were very very adamant about how it was hard to play with. The guy who's always hitting on your wife are always hitting on your girlfriend. You know he would go up against the you know. Obviously the stands where all fans who try and hang out and get autographs or whatever and he would just go up and just for women during warm ups and the guys would say you know. We're trying to warm up. And there's mickey over there trying to get girls number and there was i mean it was just so shocking that there was this many complaints filed and there was nothing done there was literally nothing done and it kind of makes me wonder what these organizations are willing to do just to win just to achieve their bottom line and a couple of my thoughts are first and foremost completely wrong and a major abuse of power on calories part right trying to use his position in sports to almost leverage on women and say hey you should be hanging out with me. I mean just go. I read through the story on the athletic. Because ken rosenthal and a bunch of other reporters were very very on top of the store and they did a phenomenal job on it as well. I mean very in depth and just the the different scenarios and the different situations that we're being told about how these women would say. Yeah he would send us these pictures and he was always harassing us and not to mention there was at one point or another in the indians organization. Whenever there was a new girl or you know a new woman that was coming in and working there a lot of other women would go up to them and say. Hey mickey callaway he's creepy. He had that notion of out him. Throughout the entire organization. All women in that organization felt very uncomfortable around him. They said that he would give them weird awkward stairs and they'd just glare at him at them and it was very obvious that he was trying to make some sort of passive move or whatever it might have been and they just felt very uncomfortable around him and the fact that the indians knew this and again did nothing. That does make me kind of wonder. You know how what are we. What is baseball one of these organizations. What are these franchises. Going to do to correct this issue because it's going to continue to be negative publicity towards them. It's going to affect them in the long run because let's face it fans aren't gonna want to root for teams that are covering things up like that right. They could lose fans as a result. They can lose money. you know. it's better to handle the situation. As opposed to just letting it slide and the other thing about this also is not only should the indians be ashamed of this but the mets should also be ashamed of this because they handled the situation. I feel very poorly as well. I mean you know. This is probably why they acted so swiftly with jared porter when he had all his issues coming up because they did not want to have the same situation. They had with mickey calloway because the husband of the wife. He actually wound up contacting. The mets after. Calloway was hired by the mets and so they knew about it. The mets knew about that and they didn't do anything after that so very similar to the indians and like i mentioned the mets have had their fair share of problems in this past offseason in front office management. Jared porter very similar situation here sending hundreds of unsolicited text messages to a reporter inappropriate pictures all the sort and they again acted very swiftly on it because they probably knew that if they didn't then they would probably being a little bit more hot water than they are now with the situation because it would be two times that they let somebody who they knew was doing something wrong. Continue to work in their organization and the fact that the and i have to give a lot of credit to the husband for being persistent on this and not giving up and not letting him get away with this going up to the mets and thing. Hey he did this and they weren't able to do. I mean they didn't do anything they allowed to just continue on. They just allowed him to continue to be the manager and he was ultimately fired but the fact that he's again now back in baseball he's continuing to get hired by teams and there's a clear line blur i think where the bottom line is where winning kind of trump's taking care of people and treating people properly. I think that's a big big problem. There's a big kind of blurring their of where that line is and where it's like okay. We're going way over the way overboard just to win. Just because this guy's got a good coaching reputation doesn't mean he has good character reputation right so as a result that then now reflects our organization that reflects us as people who hired him. And that's going to look really bad in the public eye in the fact that there was just again. He continuously did it. He never got severely disciplined. Is just alarming right. I mean you can get fine. Shore you can have a two week suspension shore but being doing that for something. Grandiose like this is kind of giving idea okay. I shouldn't do it. But if i can get away with it. I'm going to do it because that's not that bad but now again all this is starting to surface this could not only be really bad for callaway but if things continue to come out and more reports come out that the indians were very very aware of this and even the mets that could be really intense that could really really really come back and bite both organizations severely and. I think that you know i mean. It's just a unfortunate that there was an employee's in the mets organization that when they said they approached him about it he kind of downplayed. It so i don't know if the mets were really as aware of it as maybe the indians were because again maybe calloway was just stringing them along maybe he was saying. Oh yeah it's not that big of a deal. You know this happened. That happened and he might have just been honest to a certain degree about it and omitted a lot of different You know details about it and then all of a sudden you know now we have this situation a couple years later and they're like this is what we were told about it. I mean how are we supposed to know so. It's a huge sticky situation. That i think everybody is in and in all honesty if i am in charge in any sort of capacity or if i am able to have any sort of say over. What's going on with this situation first and foremost. If i had heard complaints about that i would have immediately addressed it immediately. I would've sat him down and said what is your deal. What is the issue. And then i would have said okay. We're going to have to discipline. You moving forward and then i probably would have even gone so far has given him a whole year suspension. Why it maybe just even fire him really kind of set the set the set the bar as to what an organization is expecting out of its employees. You're expected to uphold a certain standard again. You are representing a public entity in a professional baseball team. And if you're not able to conduct yourself in a proper manner that's a problem. That should not be allowed. It wouldn't be allowed if you worked at j. p. morgan and it shouldn't be allowed. If you work for the cleveland indians. It would not be allowed. And so i think that is the issue that some of these teams have is that they are willing to allow things to slide in order to a cover themselves and be continue to win and get their bottom line. But now i think that there could be a major ramifications for these teams. Because like i briefly mentioned fans are not gonna wanna root for teams that are basically condoning this and supporting this. And if you've got a guy like mickey callaway. And i'm sure that again. There's been many other instances in baseball we've even seen in the past couple of months right. The mariners president having a step down for what he said jerry porter being fired for what he did. All of these gentlemen that are doing these incredibly inappropriate and just way out of line things and yet somehow some way some of them are still able to be employed. It sets a very. I would say poor kind of standard if you will on. What is expected of you as an employee. And you're setting the bar really low in terms of character. And i think that is something that is very very problematic especially in sports especially in baseball and the fact that almost every woman in the cleveland indians organization. And now again. Maybe it wasn't necessarily every a woman but reading the article it was numerous women that were coming forward and saying yeah. He felt he made me feel very uncomfortable. Everybody knew in the office that he was the big creep and to stay away from mickey callaway. If you've got a reputation like that and you've got that many people you know it's not just one or two women or you know one woman who is upset that something because again during this time mickey callaway was married so it wasn't some woman that was jealous about something. It was numerous women. Numerous okay so it wasn't necessarily any sort of personal vendetta against the guy it was that he was doing something incredibly wrong. There was a mounting of evidence. Going up against him and the the again the fact that there was nothing done it. Just it's kind of disconcerting to me that that can go on that can continue on and somebody can continue to have a job because what is your standard of good employees. Then if you're willing to let him do that. What else are you willing to let him do so. I think that not only do people in sports need to be aware of this a but be people that are in charge of of making these decisions of hiring these people. They need to be very thorough in their background checking. They're investigating their interview process. Everything they have to do to gather information on somebody in order to assess whether or not that person is a good fit for your franchise for your team if not. We're gonna continue to run into these issues where two years down the road. You know all of a sudden all this stuff is coming out. And what i mean right. I mean you. You should have stopped the bleeding before it got to this point and again if you are allowing someone to continue on to do the negative things that they're going to do it just sets a very very poor kind of picture in people's in people's minds not only within the organization but on the outside people in the media people that are journalists podcasters broadcasters fans people in the city of cleveland or in the city of new york wherever it might be people start associating those organizations as almost you know not very i would say character-driven organizations not very you know i would say a proper appropriate business oriented professional you know they're not able to withhold that standard and uphold it so it's just kind of sad to see and i really hope that the proper the proper kind of process and not only that but also the proper decision and the proper choices that are made in terms of what will happen in mickey callaway after this or followed through. I personally hope he is fired as the angels coach. And i hope he does not have a job in baseball for a very long time if ever because there needs to be a severe punishment and he's gotten away with it too long and now all the stuff is surfacing and i really do think that he should be again disciplined swiftly and they should do something quickly because if not they continue to let him stick around and whatnot. It's not gonna look good. It's not gonna set a pretty picture in people's minds so hopefully this gets resolved sooner rather than later and hopefully you know again. The right decision is made as to what the team and really just the mlb in general should do with mickey calloway so that will close things out here for us in our second segment on gmc. Baseball podcast thanks again for tuning in and coming up after the commercial. 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Welcome back to the gmc baseball podcast. Great to have you all here still with me. Today jack ride now again and in the previous segment. I got into discussing the latest update on the mickey callaway situation and sharing my thoughts about the entire issue. I want to get into talking about the change of the baseball's makeup in the mlb. And how the league is trying to make baseball's not carry out of park so often and with so much e- so what's going to be happening is that the balls will be slightly changed in order to allow them to only carry about one to two feet further for balls that are hit three hundred seventy five feet or longer. So they're trying to minimize on those huge four hundred and eighty five home runs that we've been seeing in the last couple of years. But more importantly they're trying to reduce the amount of home runs right. The mlb had a record. Six thousand seven hundred seventy home runs hit in two thousand nineteen the home run rate dropped from six point. Six percent twenty nine hundred to six point. Five percent in twenty twenty so again was a huge and then it dropped off a little bit. I will say having only sixty games season probably had a little bit to do with that because again you can't hit home runs and sixty games. It's just virtually impossible. There is no way that could happen unless they have. They had aluminum bats and everything was just anything that made contact was flying out of the park so i will agree. Yes the home. Run rate. Went down by point one but at the same time. It still right in the same ballpark as it was in twenty nineteen just about and i'm imagining that. If we had played an full season last year it probably would be maybe even higher. I don't know. I don't want to speculate but look at some of these players that have put up some incredible numbers over years and a lot of them are doing it off of power. You know their averages are not very good but there are through the roof. They're slugging through the roof but their averages around two sixty which in normal speaking terms a to sixty averages pretty below average. I mean it's it's it's very mediocre so it's kind of interesting how the dynamic of who is a good baseball player who a good hitter has somewhat changed over the few years and now according to scientists the reason the balls were flying so much in twenty nine thousand nine was just because of the varying heights of the seams on the ball so was different heights of seems on the baseball that for whatever reason against some scientific reason that is way over my head basically allows the trajectory and allows the ball to carry through the air much quicker much further and much longer than if it was moved ever so slightly lower. And i think that's such a mind blowing concept that literally by a fraction of an inch or fraction of a centimeter that there can be a change in the seams of the baseball right. I mean that is impressive that that minor little change can make that big of a difference and they're also had been an increase in the course of the the coefficient of restitution basically just the bounciness of the ball and how much the ball gives when he comes off the bat and it floats between five three point. Five seven so generally in that ballpark but as you get towards point five seven. That's where the bounciness is at. Its probably its peak and it's really flying off the bat and so that is why the rate was starting to go up. That way is because the core efficient into the coefficient of restitution of the ball was getting near that point. Five seven area but now they've taken a few windings of the core off the ball to make sure it's not so dense to affects the bound to affect the balancing is and they can. They think it can definitely decrease the ball's weight by about two point eight grams and it won't change the size of the baseball. So they're essentially just try and keep the same size which changed the weight of the ball and they're trying to just essentially deadened so it doesn't go so far now other teams will be also and they've already started doing this but other teams are going to start doing it. More basically will have these humidity's in their facility and in their stadium usually in a basement somewhere where they can keep things stored in a very cool temperature and the point of that is to make the ball's not so again dense to to make them a little bit lighter so they don't carry as far right. There's a lot of teams. I know the colorado rockies are a big team because of just the thin air in colorado. It's known as a home run hitting ballpark. And so as a result it's easier for balls to fly out of there. And i'm sure when the ball is very dense. It's probably incredibly easy for the balls to fly out of there. So i think having these humidity's allowing the ball to get loosened up a little bit not so dense not so wound up so tight so that when it comes off. It's just scorching hot. I think that can be a beneficial thing for baseball. Not to mention you. Don't think about it this way if you're and they've even discussed and i think that's what you know. Obviously the net being implemented all along the foul lines has definitely foul territory. Lines has been a big thing. But i mean think about the balls that comes score scorching off the bat and it hit somebody in the fan in the stands or it hits an opposing pitcher and it does real serious damage. I mean If some pitchers are not lucky you know it could do some really really scary damage. And so i think it's also some of it has to be a little bit of a safety factor because if you take a little bit out of the ball. They're not coming out so fast and then guys can react a little bit better and also if they do get hit. It's not gonna be as severe as it would be if the ball was coming off much faster now. The home runs hit between the thirty teams. In two thousand fourteen was only a little over. Four thousand four thousand one hundred and eighty six and the rate of home runs. Hit one point one six in two thousand sixteen so then that jumped up to an all time high in twenty nine hundred and one point three nine. Now mind you in two thousand seventeen and the mlb actually had set a previous record for most home runs hit in a season by all thirty teams but then that was completely trounced on in two thousand nineteen so within the last three four years. The mlb has broken. Its own record. Two different times in home runs in a season. So that's really hard to do if you're breaking a record two times in a short amount of time why. Mlb and a lot of people were very aware of this. And we're were catching onto it at least now what. I think this will do to baseball. Well it's clearly going to change how players approach there at this year. Right last few years hitters have been looking at launch angle. They've been taught exit velocity. They've been taught you know all of these barreled bat percentage and everything else in all of these very specific statistics. That helped outline how you should hit. How hard you should hit at what point you should hit and where you're hitting it now we're going to have to revert back to probably how it was in the early two thousand tons and back in the two thousands where it was more so hitting for contact just getting the ball in play not necessarily trying to put a bunch of lift on your swing and you can even tell. Some guys have altered their swing just so so slightly in order to get accustomed to this change in baseball to make their swing more of a launch angle swing as opposed to a contact hitting swing and players are going to have to revert back to those old ways of hitting. They're going to have to be. I would say re. I don't wanna say retard because they're not going to need a reteach up and we'll be hit or how to hit but they're going to have to reevaluate and go back and study film and look at how they've been hitting baseballs in previous years and as a result. They're going to have to know what the what they're going to need to do. Now right how they're going to have to tailor that approach bat how they're going to have to tailor the way that they've been doing the last few years to go back to you know how it was before essentially but this will also decrease the number of runs and as a result. I think that that could deter people from watching. Who were watching baseball. Because of the home runs being hit and all the runs being scored. Because let's face it right over. The last few years baseball has had an issue with viewership. There's no question about it. It has gone up and down here and there but overall it is very down. And i think in my personal opinion a lot of it has to do with the lack of excitement now again me somebody that is in broadcasting somebody that loves sport and somebody that has a baseball nut. I don't care it doesn't make a difference to me but again if baseball wants to real and not necessarily the die hard fan say like myself and they want to go out and get somebody that is just the general viewer. A general watcher. How do you do that. How do you bring in somebody. That is just wanting to toss on a baseball game. And they don't want to sit there and watch a pitching duel right or one. Nothing baseball game me personally. That's great i mean. I would love to watch. That would be a great game. Watch two pitchers just going out and dealing the entire game but some people are not gonna like that. They're wanting to see the kind of the flashy. The exciting huge home runs balls being sent into the river or balls. That are flying. Four hundred and eighty. That's exciting to the general sports fan. And so i get why there might have been a change and why there might have been kind of a a a ah differ or a a tailoring of how hitting was and how there was a hit at bat approaches. Were with baseball players. And also with the changing of the baseball's so i feel like that could do something to the viewership that could maybe hinder it or maybe it actually excites people again. Because maybe those diehard baseball fans were not very happy with how baseball was trending and now they're saying okay won't be as of a homerun derby every single game. That's more exciting. And that's again been a big complaint with a lot of people in the baseball community within the league saying that. That isn't real baseball. It's not how baseball should be played is a i would say a kind of a glorified or a glamorous way of playing and it's a way that's not strategic kind of how the game should be played properly now again. That is left up to interpretation. For how the game should be should not be played but at the same time people that are used to the small baseball incorporating the pitcher in the lineup. Bunting guys over doing this that and the other you know What however else it was. That's what they're looking for. That's what the baseball community wants back. They don't wanna see these fifteen seven baseball games where there's twenty plus runs being scored and it's almost like a poor football game score a defensive grinding and in the nfl or whatever. And so. I think that it could do it. Could go either way could deter the regular fan but it could bring back the die hard fan who might have walked away from the game. Who knows but. I think what it will be. A blessing for potentially is pitchers. What is this going to do for players that have been thriving in this hitting what what is it gonna do for pitchers that have really suffered because of this and their home run rate is through the roof because of just how hitters go up in approach there up bats and i just think that it's a good idea just to make baseball more realistic in terms of how the game should be played do agree with that since many people in baseball like i said they're kind of sick of the home runs. They're kind of they're. They're tired of the high strikeout rate. Tired of the swinging for the fences. It's all or nothing mindset going up at that they don't want that they want the on trying get ahead. I need to get on base kind of mentality. i think this will change people's opinion also of the mlb and how exciting it is. I think this might you know again. Become a problem people might say. I don't wanna watch a one. Nothing game going into extra innings this that and the other and i think baseball in some regards is trying to overcomplicate the simple and i think that they've got. It's an incredible game. It's one of the best sports by far. No question about it. It's a beautiful blend of technique finesse skill. Athleticism and just schematics right. Just how baseball players go about and how managers go about gain planning for a game in how they go about adjusting on the fly and everything else and so. I think that you know. Although they've they've tried to figure out a way to make it more enjoyable for the everyday viewer. I think that has done something to the die. Hard fan a little bit. And i think that there are certain guys. There are certain players who are going to be. I would say more effective than others right. I mean look at guys like marcello zona. Who's a huge home run hitter. Who's really thrives off of that. George springer another guy these guys who are making a career in living off of how how baseball is being played and how the kind of the game plan is being executed. It's just very interesting to kind of see where this is where this is gonna go where this is going to kind of trend towards right and so as a result is just very interesting to me to see what's going to happen with certain players but also certain pitchers homeless could actually improve. And help them out guys like garrett cole stephen strasburg who have high home run rates and that do give a lot of home runs how this is going to change. Maybe they're pitching style or their approach towards you know each and every at bat and batter that they go up against. That's the other thing. That i m kind of curious to see so as a result i definitely think this is going to do a lot of different things. I think that this is going to have a variety of impacts on baseball. I think there are more positives to it though than negatives because it was getting a little ridiculous. I'm not gonna lie at points. It was like every day it was a home run derby and it just felt almost everybody. Statistics were ballooned. Everybody's statistics were blown out of the water because of how baseball was being played. And i'm not saying that there is going to be An immediate switch in how a batters approach there at the at bats and whatnot and their plate appearances. No that's not going to happen. It's going to still continue to be a thing. Guys are still going to try and hit like that guys are still going to try and definitely approach that way but guys that are used to hitting the ball three hundred and eighty three hundred and ninety feet and getting away with huge home runs like that and having a lot of home runs just barely barely sneaking over the fence. They're going to have a little bit of a tougher time. When it comes to a ball that they hit that far and then it dies after three seventy five and it starts to kind of tailor off right guys that are having a hit in very challenging ballparks. That are not very home. Run home run friendly. Say the park or you know where the giants play. That's that's going to really change. How i would say players are going to be approaching at that. Might change some guy stats. We might not see these huge astronomical numbers being put up because guys might not be able to adjust well to this guys might not. It might not play well into their wheelhouse and their skill set. So i am very curious to see what this will ultimately due to the sport of baseball again. I think it will have more positives than it will be negatives but i'm sure there are going to be hitters. That aren't too happy about this. I'm sure there's some pictures that are going to be elated over this and very happy. And i think it's going to be a mixed review from fans on her in terms of kind of what they feel on it and how they're going to rec- you know kind of perceive it and and and accepted and whether they're gonna like the lack of home runs or if they're going to enjoy the the the lack of home runs or if they're going to not like the lack of or they're going to whatever it might be right. I think that we're going to have to see it. Play out and who knows maybe there is going to be still a large increase of home. Runs being hit and at that point. It's kind of like well. We'll be what are you going to do about it now if you can't go back to the baseball and continue to try and tailor it and change in and this that and the other what's the point and i think again. This kind of plays more into the pitchers hands. I would say then. The hitter is hands what. I'm sure it does something for the pitchers to with how they throw the ball right. I mean if it's going to be a lighter ball is the ball going zip off their hands as fast. Probably not so that might change. Some guys velocity on their pitchers that might change some guys speed on their pitches and they're the mile an hour that they get on it and i a lot of different things can happen but we're going to have to see we have to see it play out before we can jump to any conclusions but ultimately i think there will be more good than harm done with this kind of new change so that will do it for this segment folks but again. Thanks for sticking around. Stay right there though because we'll be right back after this commercial break for the final segment today live into a by tonight segment discussing whether i buy denied the idea that this change in baseball's could eliminate all ideas of the universal ever going into effect. Don't go anywhere everyone because we've got one last segment here on the gmc baseball podcast. One another latest than thakur then listened to the golden state media concepts knocker podcast from m. l. at the world and the premier league we've got you covered the latest. Update the hottest matches and news on the league's top player at the golan. They'd media concept. Locker podcast listen now. Hey everyone and welcome back for the final segment here on. Gmc baseball podcast. Jack ridenour still with you in the previous segment. I discussed the latest news on the mlb changing the baseball's to make them carry less and reduce the amount of power that hitters have had have had when hitting over the last couple of seasons. But i want to wrap things up with a by it or denying discussing whether i buy denied the idea that this change in. Baseball's will this completely eliminate the idea of the universal h. Ever going into effect as we know. The universal h has become a very very hot topic in recent years. A very hot topic that the expanded playoffs with the with this past season as well and everything else and so as we know the universal the ages not going into effect this year. It's been rejected. It's not wanted. I believe the epa decided not to not to go forward with it. And i actually did a little reading on it. The reason why the players association might not wanna is because the d. h. is not necessarily recognized as a major skilled sport. It's not an everyday position. It's not an in the field position so as a result you're not going to get paid much so that does have a big impact on whether guys want to do that or not and whether or not it's a good idea for some guys but like i mentioned baseball is deadening the balls to reduce that trajectory and reduce the amount of home runs being. Hit the almost make the game back to how it was before a ball not so much power hitting and launch angle and exit velocity and so on and so forth now a couple of players i briefly mentioned them in the last segment. But i'll go a little bit more in depth here. Some players i think are very dominant power hitters predominantly power hitters in the league right now like marcello zona coming off a huge career season where he was in the kind of that category of the universal d. h. Where he was one that did benefit from that greatly so this could be something that affects him. Guys like alex purdue go because of his increase in his slugging percentage over the last few years that has gone up and also the challenge that fenway brings for left handed hitters and not to mention he only averaged about three hundred and eighty feet on his home runs a season ago and so as a result. If the ball's going to just drop after three seventy five by about a foot or two and it's not going to go further than three eighty or three eighty five or ninety or higher it could affect guys like verduga. You could see a drastic decrease in their home run hitting and that's what i would love to see us just the the major difference and the drop off and the difference between having the dead balls and then not having the deadened balls. That's a very interesting concept to me but then also other guys like dj lemay. Hugh i mean. He's seen his home run rate jump over the years. I mean absolutely just skyrocket. The not to mention the right field in yankee stadium is very short and that really plays well into a guy that the left handed hitter so as a result akkad affect things for him hitting wise so i think players will definitely suffer from this. I think there will be some guys that are going to greatly greatly suffer from it but then there's some pictures that could benefit from it pitchers with high homerun rates like dylan. Bundy or chris paddack. They have been absolutely getting just torched with the home runs over the last few years. Especially chris paddack panic at the guy that he's come into the mlb a lot of high praise. Highly touted recruit big-time prospect. And he really hasn't done much. And i wonder if there is a correlating factor to the home run hitting and kind of that overall increase in home runs being hit and him pitching and how that affects his overall pitching. But there's a drastic increase. I would say in want for the universal since the home run rate jumped for the league. And i feel that even though there isn't an acceptance of it for some reason i still have this weird inclination that there are players out. There that want this universal. They want to be able to be in the lineup. Hitting wise on a daily basis not necessarily have to go out in the field. Because let's face it right when you're going out in the field on a daily basis every single day and then you're having to go up at bat that's a lot that's takes a toll on you mentally and physically and hitting a big mental aspect right. I would say that hitting is probably seventy percent mental and the rest is physical just the strength and the the the coordination and the timing and everything else but a lot of it is mental in a lot of it is being aware and i feel that if you are being focused only on one thing whether it's hitting or just pitching it makes your job a lot easier. You don't have to worry about going out in the field and knowing how to line up in the outfield how to play if you should shade over you know where the pool is going to be. Where the shift is going to be so on and so forth these guys that can just focus on hitting. It's gonna allow their careers to just explode. I think in a in a really really good way and i think players are also again starting to tailor their game towards this massive power hitting approach if you will to towards the plate and how they go up at bat and how they go about their at and thinking that okay. I want to try and get underneath this ball. But i wanna swing all the way through noticing with a huge amount of velocity really try and get this launch angle up because i know that if i get up at a certain angle that ball's gonna fly and it's not gonna come back but now with the balls being ten again guys like do go. Who aren't averaging really that big of i would say a distance on their home runs. It's going to really affect them. It's going to really affect their games. And i think that it could even make. I would say the designated hitter in some regards. Harder to excel at. Some point of the position is to hit and drive in runs and the have big massive collections of hit home runs big doubles big triples. So guys at rda ages like in the al right now. They could be affected by that greatly and it could really hinder how they do things and how they approach things so as a result i mean. Imagine first things first. We don't have the universal d. h. But imagine the guys that are d. h. is right now and who suffer from that right. Who is going to from that. And that could result in somebody having a down downtrend in their careers starting to really struggle. Starting to really not put together. I would say a well. You know Very solid run as a player and a solid amount of skill. And i think that could definitely do a lot of things for some guys. That are strictly harder for them to accelerate that position. And i'm not saying that players won't be able to hit. Obviously guys are going to have huge numbers no matter what because in previous years guys had a huge numbers even when. This wasn't a big emphasis. But i think that those numbers are going to dip down no matter what what. I think that. They could wind up putting up better hitting percentages. And so. I think you might see a little bit of a flop. There might be. And i don't know if that's necessarily true if you'll see a going away of looking at the. Ps and looking at the slugging and not so much the average and kind of going back to looking at average more so as opposed to a ps. I feel that. Opi is here to stay and that aspect of statistics is not going to go anywhere because there are proven methods behind it if you go out and find those players that accelerate that certain point or part of the game. It's going to do wonders for you as a team. So i do see opium still staying around but we might go back to looking at batting average more heavily than i feel that a lot of people have in the last couple years. Because i mean for me. Personally i will start to look more at the opn looking at the slugging looking at the opn plus looking at the power numbers as opposed to the contact numbers. Now i still do make note of the contact numbers because if there's a guy that's got an eight fifty or higher ups and he's batting above three hundred he's just an overall really good header and her. I think the best combination of numbers that you can put together for a guy and again. The universal d. h. was rejected this year. And it's a constant conversation. And i think it's going to be hard to convince players to go in that direction if now the ball is being dead and i think that might be an issue as to okay. Play out a scenario here where they try to put the universal d. h. into effect. They see a drastic drop off in home runs at this year and guys would still want the universal age they go into maybe in twenty twenty two or twenty twenty three and they're kind of in that inaugural class of universal d. h. and it just falls apart and it just does not pan out well and guys start to struggle guys that thought they were gonna still overcome that wind up not hitting as well. I think that could do a lot of things and it could see. Some players changed their style of play completely again. It might completely change their approach at bat. How they go about their at-bats how they what pitches they decide to swing on which pitches they decided to lay off of. Because that's a big part of the two guys are probably fishing for certain pitches in a certain part of the play or a certain point in terms of where it's coming in whether it's high or low or outside so they're going to change their entire approach. I feel to baseball. And i think that it could definitely do a lot of things in terms of maybe trying to keep the universal d. h. idea around but i don't know if that's really going to happen because again there has been this huge poll on not wanting universal h. And if you're deadening the balls well that's gonna make it harder for guys to excel so if d. are already not making that much money and they're strictly d. Ages imagine once they start struggling. Then they're going to really not make much money. So what is that. Might in turn kind of bring out bring about an increase in desire to play in the field. You might start seeing guys who were normally not really in the field much or not really wanting to be in the field try and get back the fielding aspect of it to try and make their stock a little bit more worthwhile and also just worthy overall right. I mean if you've got a guy that can field and can hit. Why are you going to keep them out of the lineup. For a guy that can just hit. You need to play defense too. So i ultimately. I'm probably going to say. I'm going to buy i really am. I think this is going to really hinder the progression forward of the universal d. h. and. I think it's just going to become an unattractive his position players. Now if there's ever a point in time where maybe the the approach that hitters have and maybe just the overall you know size of hitters right. I mean we've seen guys over over the years not just in baseball. But in sports overall the emphasis on strength training and lifting and conditioning and all that other stuff that might start to be elevated and as a result that might start to creep up. And then you might still have is coming out and heading huge home runs and being able to overcome this deadening of the ball so maybe down the road after guys have become acclimated to this. You see a little resurfacing of the universal idea but in terms of going into full effect. I think it's just gonna be so hard especially after season not to mention. They're going to have pitchers that are gonna love this deadening of the ball. I mentioned in the previous segment. They're going to be ecstatic about it and so you could see. Maybe a fighting of the pitchers if decide to keep the universal idea around or even put into play. You could see some pitcher. Saying i don't really like that now. I have an increased chance of giving up more home runs. That's going to affect my role in the team. That's gonna affect my playing time and that's going to affect my pay and everything else in my job overall what i will say. There's a caveat to that for the pitchers. Because i think there are pitchers out there. That would be very happy to not have to bat right. They don't have to worry about getting injured. They don't have to worry about getting hit by a pitch a ball hitting them on the hand on a towards the bad whatever it might be fouling a pitch off of their foot running down first base and twisting their ankle on the first base bag. Whatever it might be so there might be some pictures out there that are in huge support of this rule so they don't have to hate more so but i just feel that if the balls are being deadened and guys are not going to be continuing to trend in that direction than what is the point of the universal d. h. Going to be. And i just feel like the idea is going to start to get phased out. I think that it was a great idea for the time being and for the situation that we were all in but ultimately i just feel like. It's going to become an obsolete thing if if baseball's are not going to be traveling as far so there's not going to be this huge emphasis on power and the d. h. is a power oriented position so ultimately i would love to see it stick around. I would love to see the universal. Hbo put be put into effect. Because i'm a big fan of it. I think that it makes the game exciting. I think that it adds a new element to the game. I think it adds a new approach to the game as well and i know you probably ask ten people. You're going to get ten different answers on this. But i ultimately do think that if you keep the university around you know he trying to iron out some of the details it could come back and really help you out more so than hurt you and i feel that for whatever reason. There's this big time resentment. And i'm sure there are guys. I want to make the more money that they can in this that and the other and you've already seen it guys like marcello in who were coming out of that universal d. h. role. And now they're coming back into spring training saying they want to get back into the field because they know that their pay can increase if they're playing every single day as a position player as opposed to just hitting so i do ultimately. I think that i'm going to have to buy it. I do think that this is going to definitely hinder the progression of the universal h. And i think that we might not see it. Come into full effect for an even longer period of time. No i don't wanna go out and say that we'll never see it happen. I think that we will see it happen. It's already been experimented with so it's already been kind of you know tinkered around with and i think as a result people might be intrigued by it and they might be interested in and they might want to try and use that in progress. The game a little bit forward in terms of using you know universal d. h. and having massive power hitting but right now. I don't think that's going to happen. And so ultimately. I am going to have to say i do buy it. I think this is going to do a lot of negative things for the idea. The universal age but maybe fifteen twenty years down the road. Maybe i'll be wrong. And maybe they'll be able to put the university into effect who knows but having these balls not carry as far. It's gonna make things a lot harder on these power hitters and as a result that position of the it's going to be a little bit challenging for guys to accel it so i'm going to buy it and say that yes. This is definitely going to affect the outcome of the university and this could ultimately maybe even eliminate the idea of the universal d. h. for the foreseeable future but folks. That is going to do it for us here today. Thank you so much for listening to the gmc baseball. Podcast brought to you by the gmc. Podcast network. I would like to ask that you. Please remember to subscribe to the show and write a nice little review. That really helps us out. Also if you can please follow us on. Facebook twitter and instagram. We'd really appreciate as always. Thanks so much for join today and until next time. Have a wonderful day. You've been listening to the golden state media concepts baseball. Podcast part of the golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. Www dot g podcast dot com download. 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Which Blue Jays are having the most impressive spring? (Ep. 108)

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Which Blue Jays are having the most impressive spring? (Ep. 108)

"Told them you were living downtown. Driving all the old men quincy hello and welcome to so one hundred eight of section one thirty eight. I'm your host mark collie as always. I'm joined by bryson and jacob. How're you doing great mark. Thanks for asking how. 'bout you not bad. How you jacob. I'm doing alright. Although this jay tourism news did put a little bit of a damper on my mood today right before we start recording. Of course jeff. Pastor reports that the blue jays miss out on jacor is he signed with the houston. Astros a two year deal. What they what. We're assuming a one year player option additionally on that apparently there's many as incentives on the deal according to jon heyman disappointing news to start the podcast off. With of course we saw last night. John hayman report that the blue jays are still interested in jaco taurasi which is pretty much. The first we heard about odor e for many many months and we thought the blue jays. We're kind of tapped out salary wise. We thought they were done in the offseason because they ran out of money they already spent one hundred and eighty million dollars. They were tapped out. But this report made it seem like maybe the blue jays could be in play but of course ultimately. It seems like they didn't actually weren't actually able to make that much of a push for him. So do you. i i guess. Did you get your hopes up as my first question. Because i got my hopes up i honestly my in my mind. The ship had sailed on a guy like porcello. The ship had sailed in my mind. I thought the bluejays redone. But then this kind of just wrote me back in. I was disappointed Of course when the astros signed what did you guys think. Did you really buy into this And are you super disappointed. Our it just kind of water under the bridge. Well i tried not to really get my hopes up because realistically at this point in spring training. I didn't really expect much to happen. But i still am disappointed primarily because of the lack of depth blues rotation has but yeah. I wasn't i. I tried not to get too excited but still nonetheless. It's still a bit of a sad day to to hear bluejays missed out on unfortunately a yet another piece in the rotation. Yeah to be honest with you. I'd never had really any optimism that at all any. I'm going to go back to the winter especially with otas. I never really had too much optimism about it. I it makes sense. Now when you're looking at the details that are just emerging you know the jays for so. Let's go back to taiwan walker. They never went. They didn't wanna go pass. One year with taiwan walker. The mets gave him the two years. And i have to imagine the jays weren't gonna go pass one year as well which echoed or izzy and You know for him. He took a better offer with houston has potential to be there for three years. As you mentioned mark that there's a player option at the end of or after the second year so of course it's a good deal for jacuzzi himself. Who was obviously a late signing with spring training well underway but just never really too much of a I guess for me to get my hopes up. Even when i saw the report yesterday i just didn't think too much of it because obviously the one thing we did knows they were always going to be interested in him but They did seem to be almost maxed out. After the springer signing around spending around with their budget was this winter so the fact of the matter is and i guess we can finally say this case closed as much as since we can rule out We can rule out the possibility of jayco tourism. Is that what you see. Now is what you're going to get in terms of what's in the organization and That's the start so the trade deadline. I've mentioned you know. Take a look at that. There's gonna be names that emerged throughout the year. That jays will be interested in. And you have to imagine. That's going to be where they add. There's no way they don't add by the trade deadline with what they have and it's very It's gonna be a rotation it's questionable and there's going to be relying on a lot of people have a bounce back season and to be mediocre too good at best for for players like robbie ray players like ten aurora. Have to depend on them like that. Especially someone like stephen matt's who's battling for that fifth spot in the rotation but for rizzi for any jays fans i know jas fans wanted him he would have been a great addition but ever since that springer signing had just had no optimism for anything else i guess somewhat major somewhat You know bigger a big headline for the team. I think that was pretty much a way to wrap it up and You know it just didn't seem too much for me to be super optimistic and you know we don't know too much about the details yet but it's going to be around thirty million over two years that's what we're hearing just now so it's going to be It's a pretty. It's a pretty good deal photos. E so i guess the one thing to look at and i'm assuming this is what happened was the jesus didn't want to go pass that one year similar to taiwan walker and You know. I don't really blame them for that as well. So we'll see what happens and the trader line is going to be. You know what i'm completely focusing on for in terms of an upgrade and i guess that's the only way it's going to happen now you just mentioned to john heyman says it looks like the deal. Can max out at thirty millions with incentives will see what those incentives are as reported more. But yeah the blue jays weren't gonna spend that amount of money. I think the hope was odor kind of waited on his market. He kind of blew his chance. And you know he was originally asking for the three year deal. Maybe lowers his asking. Price goes for a one year deal. That's when the blue jays get involved in the market but again it just never happened and of course he had a better offer from the astros maxing out of thirty million dollars money. The blue jays didn't have to spend. I saw some people. Underrating order is he. A lot of people are saying well. He's not actually that good. He didn't really pitch in twenty twenty at all. I think he pitched four games or something like that. Four starts thirteen point two innings whose injury shortened for him but in two thousand nineteen like he was an all star. Right he had thirty starts. He was very very good in twenty nineteen twenty and eighteen. Thirty two starts not quite as good but he was still very very good. So i mean some people underrating this guy but i think when you're looking at an above average league starter. I think that money is justified. I wish blue jays had that money to spend but again. We've litigated this conversation before. They don't have that leftover in. That's fine but again. I think order is he still would have been a perfect edition for this team. And i don't think anyone should be underrating that also the big thing that i'm seeing for the majority his career. He's pitched quite a few innings. You know in geordie of when he's been in the major leagues he's pitching you know hundred fifty hundred sixty. I don't think he he has not pitched two hundred. But he's consistently pitching a lot of innings and i think that's what the blue jays are going to need to get out of other guys and i'm not saying that they can't do that but i think for me. The biggest thing is now that they don't have a guy that could potentially eat up a lot of innings. There really going to need to rely on. Potentially anthony k nate pearson. Tanner roark any of these types of guys in that i think is the biggest area of concern is just when you miss o'donnell guys that you know we're gonna pitch a lot of innings and take you deep into games it just. You're going to have to find that that talent elsewhere in and it looks like elsewhere within the blue jays organization. yep i just you know. There's been a lot of hate on the rotation and i'm not one to judge already like i understand disappointment. There is for the starting rotation jacob. You're one of the people as well with the disappointment with that. It's just it has been for me. It does that. And that's what i. That's what i'm going to say. It has a low floor. And it's you know you can't really already just hate on it like i just. I can't accept that right now. I just have to see what happens. And i know like you're going to be relying on a lot of guys to bounce back and you're going to have a few people bounce back but maybe not everybody that's just and of course it's going to be injuries and whatnot and you know i was thinking about it yesterday too and i don't think we've really mentioned it yet. It's that especially season like this. We know the complications when someone tests positive whereas a close contact your on a list. And you're shut down for at least a week and the depth. This year is going to be tested no matter what so. You're going to have a lot more than five pitcher starting for this team you're gonna have upwards maybe six seven eight maybe even more. There's going to be a lot of guys you see coming in and out and rotating and that's the one thing is j's have the depth because regardless now and you want to look at the people who make the team and for the potential for the buffalo bisons whenever they do start in triple a. as they've been delayed for a At least a month we'll touch on that in a bet. That's a pretty solid rotation down that they're going to have in buffalo so you know the depth is there and it's a low floor but you're gonna have to rely on a lot of guys to at least overperform at best so that's the way it's going to be but i'm just i'm not going to be the one already to say it's junk because you got to let them give them a chance. Let's see what they got and for. Someone like hundred radio injury concern. I'm not gonna lie. And he over one hundred sixty two games. We've seen that. There's been a few times where he has been on the injured list for a few times. There's nate pearson. Who's going to have to pitch really well and is going to be looking at pitch really well and the one thing hopefully with pearson right now is hopefully he gets healthy because we don't know too much of the extent of his growing injury the one thing we know so far. It's not major but of course we know the way it works it can change. It can start building up in weeks and weeks will have to be stretched out. Maybe mark the possibility that you said of him. Not starting the season in the rotation. I think you have to consider that now. And not because of the service time just because if he doesn't get enough wraps they're not gonna be. He's not going to be ready. So that's the one thing. I'm looking at right now. But and then of course. There's a lot of guys here that you just don't know what you're you're gonna get but the conclusion is them pitch before you judge all right like just. Let's see what happens. I and of course the trade deadline is coming up so fans need to relax just a bit. Priceless through with your crap. He's had it i. Yeah i i mean i totally agree and you mentioned pearson right there as we turn our attention to spring training in the first week ballgames may pearson probably is the biggest news that we got out of this week of spring training. Of course he's out with a groin. Strain agreed one right groin strain which ross atkins announced on thursday. We don't know how long it's going to be ross. Atkins said at that. Press conference quote whether that's a week or a couple of weeks or longer. It's too hard to say at this point so the timetable for when pearson might come back and play a role in the blue jays. Rotation is very very unclear. I i think the expectations of all of us is that he won't make the opening day roster at least that's what i'm thinking because obviously already kind of on the fence. I thought the blue jays needed the starts. They just needed someone to eat inning. So of course they're going to have pearson there But now that he's injured. I don't see them rushing him back especially when they're dealing with a guy who has an injured history. He was injured last year. I think they're gonna wanna take their time and make sure he's healthy. He has his feet under him so he can set the groundwork for good season instead of rushing back and potentially costing Talent through the course of the season. Because he's you know dealing with nagging injuries. So i think they just want wanna pause reset. Get him fully healthy weight. Maybe an extra week or two to make sure. that's possible. And then start ramping up exactly. And this is a guy who has had injury histories in the past I think he. I believe he's had a concussion and he's also had some arm injuries especially with last season and a couple years ago i think took him out of playing for the majority of the the minor league season. But it's really going to depend on the blue jays caution and how cautious they wanna be in. I mentioned of his previous injuries. Because this is a different injury. Thankfully i mean. We don't want an injury but it is different so it's not like he's re aggravated anything previously or at least not to my knowledge so it really is going to depend you. You mark said that you don't think he's gonna make the starting rotation at least because of this probably accurate you know i wouldn't. I wouldn't rush nate pearson. Yes the blue jays needs starting pitchers. But you're not gonna you're not gonna sacrifice the entire season or the majority of his season just to get him on the opening day roster and with service time doesn't matter anymore he's the clock is ticking he's gonna pitch and it's gonna count towards his rookie deal so just waited out. There's really no harm in it. Yes the blue jays rotation could struggle. I think it's still gonna struggle even if he's if he's in it but just give it some time. Let him let him really get to where he wants to be. And the budget. I think was truly montoya said that he wants to wait till he is a one hundred percent pain. Free so really. I can't complain too much yet. It's unfortunate that this happened but you just really you gotta let them. You gotta let them rest and It's it's what it is and we'll we'll see when he gets back. Yeah kayla. I'm just gonna say it before. Yeah before i predict anything. I just of course want to say you know you. Hope he's healthy. Okay like you. And i wanted to be there in this case. I hope i'm wrong but i've is. Maybe it's covering the team or posting about instagram or just experiencing it every time. There's these types of injuries. It's never never what they say. It is like a week especially with the growing. Everyone heals faster and the one thing that is you do not want that reaggravated. Because it's only gonna get worse. So that's why i'm a little bit. I'm a little concerned just a little bit. Because even if they don't because you just don't know they're gonna say there. They said a at least a week or two. What if you know is going to start turning into three. And then read it right when he gets healthy again. You're going to be in the last week of spring training and it may not be enough to stretch him out and that's the concern for me and especially as age and jacob. You just mentioned the entry problems. He's had with his arm. At least it's not his arm but his growing that could be. It's just a bit of a concern for me. And i do want to on that opening day roster at nfl three. I do think he will be there. But you know unfortunately the only thing that may hold him back from doing that now as injury so you know we. We know the depth they have. We know people like julian. Meriwether being stretched out anthony case being stretched out ryan baraki. They're all names to That could be emerging as possible options to fill in for pearson until he's ready there's there's ross stripling who just arrived to camp. This week somebody who can also do that. Maybe the jays go with openers. You know there's a whole different. There's a lot of possibilities they can go in here but i'm just. I'm a little bit concerned. Because i've i've seen too much of covering the team in just following the team that it's never what they say it is. You have to be very lucky for it to be that way. And that's why. I just haven't heard enough for me to believe that. He is going to be ready at this point but i do hope he is and if he is he will be on the team for sure. In my opinion just to expand on those quotes that we got from ross atkins also said quote. Our goal and hope is that you're seeing him again here in spring training pretty quickly but we will be cautious because we can and we'll make sure that that pain is completely gone before he's back on the mound and then again his quote that said earlier whether that's a week or a couple of weeks or longer is too hard to say at this point so it seems like their goal is pretty much what we said they wanna make sure his fundamentals are sound that he is set up well to succeed in that. That pain is completely gone before they start ramping things up again and even if we him towards the end of spring training he's going to be starting from scratch after not throwing a couple of weeks. So i put the possibilities of him making the opening day roster as a starter at pretty much zero right now. I think it's can be happening. Maybe late april. That's what i'll put it up. Because i think again. They wanna be cautious. They want to make sure this is totally dealt with before they wrap it up if you guys had to choose an area of time for him to make his twenty twenty one debut in what would you put it out. I can put leap real. I'm gonna say the exact same thing pretty much for the reasons that we've listed the last thing you want is a reaggravated injury and pitcher that you relied on not be reliable for the rest of the season. This gives me a very different injury. But it still gives me flashbacks to aaron sanchez on how he was just constantly in the rotation in the bulletin out with his injury and then he was eventually traded. But that's the last thing you want. You don't want to rely on a guy and have a cornerstone of your rotation not playing. So be cautious. You don't absolutely have to have him pitching april whatever. they're whatever. his turn in rotation would be april tenth or whatever the case is so having pitch when he's ready and yeah it. It'll probably be late april late mayor mid-may at at best or at at the latest. But yeah it's e don't expect to to pitch in the first three weeks of the season. I'm going to be a bit little element to be a little bit more optimistic. So i'm looking at the calendar now it's It's march sex. So i'm gonna say mid april and then the latest late april so i just think that depending on maybe a couple of weeks when he resumed throwing and You know i. Don't you know the one thing i do wonder too is. Let's just say he's not ready as we're assuming now is does he start the year on the alternate side or do they actually send them even lower to aa. Maybe because we know the aaa seasons delayed and There's going to be alternate sites until them but do they wanna give him game out game actioner will they just put them in the alternate side. Either way he's going to be pitching somewhere. So i'm gonna say if he starts throwing again in a couple of weeks i think mid april two and in late april at the latest So i just for for for pearson. They're going to be very cautious. Especially someone like him and until he's hundred percent you don't want any sort of reactivation to his growing but at it's on his arm. That's the one thing i'll take away from it. But it's just unfortunate like he. He barely barely pets. She threw a couple of innings. He's at one appearance and It's already beginning like this is the one thing that you don't want already is the injury bug so hopefully we are all completely off in a couple of weeks when he's returning we'll see what happens but just the injury bug something you fear. And it's just it's not a good rabbit hole to go down especially with the starting pitcher in as the starting rotation is a question mark itself like this is just doesn't seem like the ideal situation as you know especially to start this year so it was just a tripoli season that they're doing because i'm out of the loop on this is it just the tripoli season i believe it is yeah i believe it is. I haven't heard in england on aa. So i assume doubly is gonna start on time. That's why i was wondering if maybe they send napier down new hampshire for a bit or they want him at the alternate site. I just don't know. I single obviously always starts a little bit later. So completely rule that one out but It's either going to be. It's going to be new hampshire or it's going to be there alternate side. I assume they'll just be uneaten. No sorry i assume they'll be in buffalo on just because there won't be any aaa games there for about a month so that's probably what you're going to be looking at. And then of course played starts may one. I believe right now so you hope that's when they start to cause you wanna see these guys play again. They already missed a year of action for those who weren't on the team and the best was some people with the best case scenario was being on that. Alternate the alternate site where you were just pretty much playing simulated games against each other. You want to see game action for those guys and further development especially people below triple eh so it does look like the aa and cingulate was already scheduled to start later so it's going to be staying on the same timeframe aaa is moving later to be on the same timeline as aa single-a so yeah we'll see what happens with that. You mentioned the alternate training site and the alternate training site has been brought up again this week. Josh palacios who has been turning a lot of heads so far in spring training he so far is killing it. He's had four games nine. At-bats five hits two doubles a triple a home homerun including a single shy of the cycle in three at bats in yesterday's game where he also had five. Rbi he's only struck out twice batting overall 556 slugging of one point three three three. He's been absolutely insane. Of course nine at bats tiny sample size but he mentioned as part of the reason for why he thinks he is broken out why he thinks he's improved a lot this spring both offensively and we've seen improved defensively as well was because he was out the alternate training. Say he said it helped him not have a fear of being over evaluated or failing or not being able to focus and improve on what he needs to because at the training site. They weren't playing games so he said that training and that you know not having to play a game day in out helped him focus on what he needs to improve so it was really interesting to see those quotes from him. And i think so far. I've three guys that stand out to me this spring. We'll get to the other two guys later. But josh placebos the number one guy he's turned a lot of heads. I don't know how much of a space there is for him on the major league roster. But he's impressing lot and he's definitely the number one guy would say is Is coming out of the blue and surprising a lot of people this spring. Well one one thing that i've noticed and one of the problems with the way spring training issues. We really don't see much going on. I have seen some reports on twitter and whatnot. But as you mentioned josh palacios. He's been fantastic. I've heard a lot about or elvis martinez. Hopefully i pronounced that right. And he's been gaining a bit of attention earlier in the week about how good his exit velocity is and apparently he and luis rivera have been working on things defensively. Because that's kind of the one thing that he needs to improve on a also people that i've looked at it went when the blue jays i played the yankees simian woods. Richardson was pitching. I heard a lot of attention being thrown towards him because he is also pitched it said to scoreless against or he yet to scoreless innings against the basically the opening day yankees roster faced a dj. Lemay aaron judge and throat that he only allowed one walk so that's really interesting. Also out of his twenty eight pitchers in that appearance on a fourteen of them were strikes however the problem was is he was falling behind in the count. But if you're able to rebound and do well those big hitters than that is showing good. Promise a mutt. Yeah just the hardest thing about spring training. This year is that we really can't see much so we're just kind of going by what other people are telling us but yet i'm seeing a lot of good things coming from these pitchers pitching prospects that is that the blue jays have and hopefully they can come up this year or in the next couple of years and really make a name for themselves with this team. Tug about Josh blasio's coming out of nowhere. And just you know a lot of. I've always seen his name. I guess circulating around the the minor league system but there's no way fans or too familiar with him so the one thing about him to is a he's been through just looking at it he's been pretty much through the entire minor league system for the jays the he's actually never played in aaa at but He was Just looking now. He's twenty five years old. And just as i mentioned he went to college with auburn. So that's where he started and of course You know going through just looking at it. He's been through. All the types of a for the even going backward lansing was stolen affiliate. And he's been through new hampshire. And of course like i just mentioned never been to aaa so good for him for making an impact and you wonder too is that maybe the way he's performing you know he obviously won't make the team but maybe you you know the way. He's he might earn himself. Maybe i would say that. Fifth outfielder six outfielder spot. Like maybe he's one of those people that are first stop in terms of who's in the minor league system. And i do think that the way he's playing you might see him at some point this year of definitely not to start the year but you know pretty impressive Us just breeze pretty much. The the big highlight right now and you know the one thing about the alternate side is we really. Don't know too much about it and it's one thing was pretty much only established because of what happened last year with no minor league season so i guess it does make sense. If you're going to be playing pretty much since the only game action you got simulated games against each other so starting are trying different things trying new things maybe less pressure it kind of makes sense but you know the one thing is the always thought about. Maybe that only thing. They're just missing on a game. Action was It's already big enough of a loss for them. But obviously everyone's different. Everyone reacts different. I'm sure people are going to be. You know suffering from the the ultimate side just because of the game action and josh blasio said i guess you can say otherwise because clearly he said it was one of the best things that happened last year. And maybe that's one of the reasons for his breakout or his early breakout so far in the spring. And he's earning himself pretty much Spot in the lineup everyday. Which is good for him as they want to see more and more of them which is why. I'm thinking that the way he's playing he could be that fifth six guy for the outfield. Which means he starts this season in triple a for sure or to start in the alternate side and then of course when aaa against playing games but yeah similar woods richardson's and other one jacob been you know you're mentioning what he did and he. He struck out the yankees pretty quick. I think the the strikeout on stanton was about thirty seconds. And the one thing about him. Is i guess. You can compare his pace. Someone like dickie in terms of working really fast from what we know is blue jays fan so he worked really fast. He struck out with a fastball. Strug labor torres with a slider. So he's got a lot of tools and just remember to one of the guys got marcus stroman and I i don't wanna you know. I don't want to blame any fans but at the time you know the the poor guy was getting a lot i hate and the one thing about him is. He was really young he was in. I believe it was aa at the time. And we still haven't seen him yet. N you know at some point this year. I think you're going to be seeing Another guy to is alec minoa. Who's just been another one impressive. He struck out a few thank as well. A lot of people are wondering about him. I don't see him this year at all. I don't think he's coming up at all this year. But so when lex richardson. I wouldn't be surprised at some point this year. You see him back on palacios for one last second. I know you said you don't think he's going to make the roster in the situation. Where maybe they trade randall. Grischuk who knows how outlandish that is now the disease off the market they might be still looking for starter. Let's say they move grocery. We've talked about this before. Is there a possibility. That blasio's is a guy who starts with the blue jays as at four th outfielder. Do you see him as a guy who's going to be on the roster in the majors early on in this season personally. I don't think it's that likely. I think there's other internal options that are going to take that plays. I don't even think he's really like the fifth outfielder. Who gets the first call. I think he's probably sixth or seventh. At this point. I think. Jonathan davis is the first call for blue jays. I mean he really showed what he's made of last season both offensively a little bit but more defensively. I mean we remember that incredible. Catch down the foul line at salen field on the last day of the season for the blue jays. He really showed what he's made of and he has made some strides spring. So i think he's the guy who gets first call if the blue jays brandon trade reynolds gershon. I think he's fourth of euler. I think sixth or seventh. He's little bit down the line. It's not to knockin again doing incredible this season but he's never played above aa. I think the blue jays wanna give him a little bit more time. See if what what he's done this spring actually for real exactly. And when i looked at this is just this real really quickly. Jonathan davis obviously is a right handed batter. Whereas josh palacios is a lefty so potentially there's you know a little bit of a advantage him but yeah. I don't think it's overly likely just because of the fact that jonathan davis has proved himself to a degree with the blue jays especially last season he really was their fourth outfielder. He's probably next in line. You know in terms of a hierarchy. You have the starting three of great chick than you have davis so i mean. I'm not saying that it's unlikely that it's impossible for him to make it to the big leagues but it's it's really going to take multiple things for him to do that. you know. Jonathan davis does probably have priority some some veto power there. But but yeah. He hasn't played above aa. So we're gonna take some getting used to and saying okay you have eased yourself into aaa. You proved yourself and then yet will we'll give you a shot in the big leagues. Yeah absolutely he's gonna be the way he's playing now he'll be v six and he will be one of the first people who'd be call up like i mentioned but probably not the first davis is somebody who just you know. He's he's impressed because he's also made some impressive catches the spring from what we know of through twitter. Obviously you can't. There's been a lot of limitations to listener or watch the games. But anyways he's been he's been another one who's impressed so far in the one thing davis he's always been that guy or at least going back to last year too he just. He deserves the opportunity. He's just never really gotten one and the thing with him is. I'm looking at his game long now. He didn't play his first game with the team until september eighth and i do remember that he was one of you know he came up near the end of the year. He ended up playing. I believe it was thirteen games at the end but he never got that opportunity as well but what he did is he. He did pretty. He did excel when he got. He got his opportunity and he ended up Like i said he only peeling hit our. He only played in thirteen games. And you can't really look too much at it. I guess from you know his numbers but he he made a lot of catches and he's he's fast so that he he's definitely going to be the first guy to get called up palacios. I think you know. Once he gets reps i think he will be one or the other the second or third guy to get called up. I think that's safe to say. And he would probably be the next as of now the next up on the depth chart. And i don't even believe blasio says even on the forty man roster as we speak so there's going to be have to be some sort of move as well because just looking at their forty man roster now the only other outfielder other than the usual three or four that we have right now is going is davis. That's the only one that's on the forty man roster now so there's gonna be eventually some sort of move but i i do think at some point this year just because we know the thing is it's going to be a long season right. Usual season is what we see. We see more than a fifth outfielder. Come up the. I think at some point by the summer blasio's will get an opportunity because while we've seen it with outfielders who aren't i. Guess the the first guy to get called up you know you see a few other guys get that opportunity so i do think you'll see us at some point but jonathan davis is another guy who just unfortunately you just never gotten that opportunities always been i guess the odd man out but i would like to see him get an opportunity because he's always been impressive from what i've seen both on the field and i do think he's got some talent as well at the plate for sure. Another guy who impressed me the second guy on melissa threes. I wanna talk about is robbie ray. I think this is someone who kind of flew under the radar in terms of performances. This week i mean we have like the the headliner names. Of course george springer making his spring debut. We had jin ryu yesterday coming in. We've had like the big names. But i think robbie ray is someone early on in the week. That proved himself again. He's only made one spring appearance and he actually wasn't all that great numbers wise he pitched two innings gave up one home run a solo shot and that was only hit. He gave up struck out too. But i think the most important thing about his appearance was eddie through twenty-six pitches and only gave up two balls so twenty four of his twenty six pitches for strikes. I think that's the most important thing from what he did in his start. Because of course we know the problem with robbie. Ray is command. That's what he's struggled with the most over his career and especially in the last few seasons he led all of the major leagues in walks in two thousand twenty. So you look at this guy. He's obviously someone that struggles a lot with his command. And i think seeing him only throw two balls out of twenty six pitches. That's exactly what he has to do. And he said after the game that he was comfortable with his command that he felt really good that he thought he was thrown really well and that's exactly what you want to hear from guy for him. He has struggled command. Command is one thing that if he finds it he's going to be really good pitcher and he showed it in his start and love to see it. So that's my number two guy out of the three guys. I've been really impressed with so far. See the thing with robbie raise you know. None of us have really said that. He's not a good pitcher or that he can't throw strikes. Well the problem is as he's throwing too many balls and when you look at his his his strikeout ratio you know. He led the league year. He led the league in two thousand seventeen with arizona with twelve point. One and it's it's been very consistent hasn't dipped below ten since that year however his walk walk nine has been going up from anywhere close to four two. Now i was nine with arizona state with the blue jays. So it's just that i think is the biggest thing with with in terms of his position on the team. He's making the team. He's making the rotation but very very promising to see him really get komo command and show that he is able to at least lower that walks per nine because that is the biggest problem that i saw with him last year in pete walker. We've heard a lot about him working with him throughout the season really finding their groove and yeah i'm overall it's hard to say i'm impressed because i haven't really like literally seen him but going by what we're hearing it's it's It's definitely promising with I was. I was going to mention that right off the top jacob. So thanks for stealing that Kidding it's just. Yeah the pete walker affect like you know when you look at it robbie ray. His numbers numbers improved. I right when he came over he made so he ended up paying five games with the jays. And of course there were seven with arizona's a relatively close and when you wanna look at his ratios. His walk ratio in arizona was nine when he came over here. It ended at six point one and is You know that's that's one thing that's been the problem. You guys have mentioned. That whip also came down as well and a lot of other things came down so you know the one thing and the thing is you need robbery to be better because with what we have on the rotation he will be that second or third guy especially with his pearson as you have to imagine he's going to be one of the first people that start right away be behind rio so for robbie ray it's impressive and you need him to continue that and you hope it's something that sticks because you you know you need that performance from him but the the walking in the command has always been a problem with them and you know we. We knew about the whole thing when he was changing his wind up in how you know he had to go back to his old wind up. How kind of mess things up. But you know the pete walker effects so far has been play playoff because his his numbers of is dipped or sorry fallen which is good because they were high and his walk ratio is also fell through about three. So that's that's pretty. i guess. Optimistic for fans and for entering a full season. That's what you want out of him. Because he's going to be one of those top guys in the rotation in terms of what we have on paper right now we are talking about the rotation the last guy that stood out to me if someone i think flew under the radar a little bit but francis the blue jays need him and i mean jacob. You've been on this. I think for a long time leary on it but like the blue jays need pitching depth. That's something that is essential to them. And i mean so far. He's thrown two innings. In two appearances he closed out. One game just appeared in relief in the other. He's only walked one batter otherwise he's been perfect. He's only had one strikeout as well. But seven batters faced one walk. no hits no runs. I i think he's doing what the jays need him to do. Which is just pitch and knock give up runs because he needs to eat innings. That's his job if he makes a team and so far so good. He's shown he can do that. And i think he can surprise a lot of people come out either of the bullpen. I think i would prefer or the rotation which would again not be the end of the world if he shows the numbers to be good enough to be in the rotation and can surprise a lot. People provide a lot of depth where the blue jays don't have it so that's the last of my guys that i was impressed by. I like the you mentioned that. He's very fluid. Because with the blue jays looking. Like i i kind of predict we're gonna see some type of open position at least some some point in the season. Maybe it's to start What we've seen with lear yano ever since two thousand nine which was his fourth year in the big leagues. He's been pitching one. Hundred innings are more than one hundred innings close to two hundred for the vast majority of his career except for a couple seasons towards the end of the twenty tens where he was pitching a little bit less with some injuries and whatnot. But yeah this is. This is a guy that if you throw them in the bullpen or rotation. It doesn't necessarily mean that that's where he sticking you know you could have him as a bullpen guide. That comes out every two or every every four or five days as a three four inning guy. And that's i think that's what i'm liking and it's definitely it's it's it's a very good sign and as you said i've been very high on this guy. I liked what i saw when i came to the blue jays and or in two thousand and sixteen. Obviously twenty seventeen was a bit of a different story. But yeah it's if he's able to do what he's done in his career which is pitch and pitch deepened games in at least pitch a lot during the season than he will definitely make the team and on him that. He's one of the people that i had making the team in the bullpen. From going back when we had her Our preview a few weeks ago. And just you know. It's obviously going to be a different role from them. We what you saw from a few years ago what we saw from him because he was a starter obviously and i guess near the end of the season a believes twenty sixteen when he came out of the bullpen in the wild card game and very effective coming out of the bullpen. So he kind of transitioned. I guess a little bit there but from what we know francisco he was. He's always kind of been a starter so you know even going back to his Twenty let's just take a look here. Two thousand nineteen he didn't he didn't start one game so i guess that transition period already happened. Of course he didn't pitch last year but two years ago it was you know he went back to pittsburgh for one year. And maybe that's when i guess his. His role permanently changed because the year before he was he was starting games for detroit but as he would be ineffective reliever. I do think that. And you know i guess. Never say never of the possibility that he starts a game this year or at least as an opener because can't rule that out obviously but for him you know he's he's looked pretty good and he's always been somebody that i liked. What the you know. He's always been effective and even when he came out of the bullpen in that wild card game a couple years ago he was really effective. So i've always liked francisco laureano and he's bounced around a lot. Obviously but somebody that could easily make the team As a non roster invitee but not so good for him to see him pitching well so far and you hope it continues firm to make the team because he was one of my predictions. I believe jacob. You had him as well making the team. So that's the one thing. I'd keeping an eye on And did anyone else stand out to guys. There's obviously the names that we've seen like blasio's but there's also some guys who have had good performances that maybe some people aren't talking about an you've had your eye on so anyone else i know you mentioned simeon woods. Richardson but people who you've been watching a lot and really impressed by There's been a few it. Just you know. I'm a lot of what i've seen is one. I've expected you've you're seeing boba chat. Who is walking a lot so far to start and he's been really good at the plate and i've i've really been impressed without even that very first game against new york where it was televised. I believe he had very first out of the spring was almost like a ten pitch at bad and it was at believe it let it started and ended up started owen to any any worked it to a wok. So's really impressive. And of course vladimir grow junior. Who you know. This needs to be the breakout. Your firm are also going to be a lot of questions. We've we've gone over that. There's been george springer who's just leading off getting base hits which is really good to see but you something you expect largest guerrilla juniors hit a home run already so far. That's something that i've liked as well and the one thing too. I guess it's not really you know we haven't really touched on yet. And i wanna ask you guys about it you know. I just feel like it hasn't gotten a lot of attention as the catching controversy. Because you have danny janssen but recent maguire's that of options. Is he going to make the team or well. Alan hundred kirk make the team. Who's going to start the year as the backup catcher. you know. there's a lot of people that do that. Recent mcguire could make the team. Just because he's out of options. And i wanna get your thoughts on that because i personally think it should go to the better hitter. That's alejandro kirk and the other question is is you know if danny janssen be continues to be mediocre at the plate you wonder how long until i guess it kind of transitions into an alternate between kirkman hammer. Somebody like that were janssen's obviously starting for hundred review but how you know how will how many games will start consistently if his bat slows them down this year and someone like. Alessandro kirks outperforming him at the plate with danny johnson. I was. I was just trying to look up his Look up some news on twitter and he. Obviously he caught hundred a couple days ago. He had a home run there. He said he feels like he's getting his timing back. Which is a good thing. Because as we've all seen his danson's bad has definitely not been his strong suit. But when it comes to reese mcguire this year. He has gotten into four games with seven plate appearances. Five of those at bats to he had to walk. So there's you know there's that he doesn't have a hate yet so it's really going to depend. We heard that reese mcguire was going to get into a lot of games in spring training to really try and re earn his position but it it really is going to depend on. Who performs who and alejandro kirk. I would say has the advantage as of right now. Considering what he did last year in the last. I think he got new ten games. So it's really going to depend on. Who outperforms who We know. Danny janssen's for sure making the roster. That's not a question but it's it really is going to depend on. Is reese mcguire. Able to not only prove that he's good and they can out allah hundred kurt but proved that he last season and the previous years where he wasn't hitting as well really were an outlier and he's able to perform at least league average if not better. I'm i don't know. I like to think like we have all the answers but i really don't know what the blue jays do with this because obviously they don't wanna lose reese mcguire and one hundred kirk only played nine games in the majors but at the same time it looks a whole lot like maguire might be a dud and kirk might be star. So it's like it small sample size all that stuff. But i'm i'm really leaning towards albuquerque and you know whether they try to send reese mcguire down and he gets claimed off waivers by someone. I'm willing to take that risk. I don't know if he really will get claimed off waivers because he hasn't shown himself to be a good catcher in the majors. Of course he talked about his defensive skills. But i don't think even that's really going to any offensive problems that we know he has so i. I don't know that's my question. I don't know what the blue jays are going to do. But i have very hard time envisioning a situation. Where reese mcguire takes a spot from kirk if the blue jays are ready to give our one hundred kirk fulltime roster spot and it's not even about kirk is being. It's just that you know we've seen this in. Unfortunately we've seen this baseball. None of the sports is that unfortunate. That guy that has more flexibility in terms of options in baseball sometimes is the odd man out and because of that i it also depends on the jays willing to take the chance to lose mcguire in the one thing too is For you know. I don't know how taxi wadsworth work this year but the one thing that was ruled last year is that you actually have to clear waivers as well to qualify for the taxi squad so it literally is reese. Mcguire makes the team. He's gone through waivers. So that's one thing but of course you know personally. I don't. i wouldn't be upset if they lost him. Because when you look throughout the rest of the organization you have somebody like riley riley adams. Well who's catching prospect for the team. And i see people like him who are in the organization. That's why i wouldn't be too upset. If they take the chance and lose mcguire waivers. But i personally think he wouldn't go claim but i guess There's a chance he could. You can't rule that out. Somebody looking for catching depth would take a chance on them. But y- alejandro kirk no questions. The better player just you know in terms of his his. He's got more flexibility with his options. Does that lead to reese. Mcguire getting a shot. I don't know but i do. Hope it is. Kirk is while i think kirk as established himself as the best hitter in terms of the catching position on this team. And that's why. I wonder if kirk does start the air. Whenever he'd get he gets up and he outperformed if performs johnson at the plate. You know how much more is going to be that starter. Right as much as we will see him personally. Catch for hundred review because that seems to be work comfortable. Of course. you won't take that away and you won't take games away from him there. But you know kirk started teaching as well in the lineup. Near the end of the year. I know they had three catches at the time. But you know they. They were trying to get his bat in there as much as they cut. And that's the one thing i i do wonder. How much longer is the starting leash on danny janssen Jacob did you have anyone that really stood out to you more than what we've already talked about what i was going to bring up danny johnson. But we kind of just talked about that. I think i'm i'm impressed with very small sample size but hearing that he is starting to get his timing back and he's really starting to prove himself that you know. Hey maybe i can improve. And i can not only be a good defensive catcher but also be good offensive cass catcher. Because as much as i wanna say that he's the starting catcher and that he doesn't have a role to lose at the same time one hundred kirk or recently wire whoever it is if they are outperforming him we will see them more except for one hundred and you will see him him. Maybe see reduced role. But that's the biggest thing. I have also seen some some highlights from lord escorial junior hitting a couple home run. So it's been good George springer thankfully we were able to see his his first date at least from a video on twitter. Someone's someone recorded it but most of it is just me kind of looking for love or looking at the the parts of the team that we're not as good or the players that had some weaknesses work on them and danny janssen for me has been in a very small sample size. Has been the the biggest thing that i paid attention to All right well. Another thing we wanted to talk about today is not as fun of a conversation The blue jays under a little bit of heat this week because of mark shapiro in ross. Atkins of course both of them coming over from the cleveland organization and being involved in hiring and advancement and promotion decisions with mickey calloway. Who of course if our listeners don't know check out the athletic they've done. Some incredible reporting on it but calloway has been alleged to by five women who work in sports media to aggressively pursue them with unwanted sexual advances. The athletic reported that calloway sent inappropriate photos to three of the women and asked one to send nude photos in return. The influence of the blue jays on this connection that the blue jays have like i mentioned mark shapiro. Ross atkins coming. Over from cleveland in that twenty fifteen twenty sixteen offseason but they were both involved in the organization when calloway was coming up through the organization before he went to the mets as manager and then to the angels as pitching coach which is what he is now. I assume not much longer. Of course mobias investigating. We'll see what goes there. The big question a lot of people at had an asked was did. Ross atkins who was on the players side of things. He was on the development side of things. He was the one who was most involved in this decision. More so the mark shapiro because there is a lot of questions going on in the cleveland organization about what terry francona knew what the cleveland president knew. What the cleveland. Gm knew there was a lot of questions going around there and basically will ross atkins said in. His press conference is that he wasn't aware i'll read the quote now but he said quote. I was absolutely not aware of those allegations. All of it is so disheartening and sad. I failed. I regret that has a leader our responsibility to ensure that our staff feel safe and supported and i deeply apologize to anyone who ever faced harassment or didn't feel comfortable to come forward. I get a few things from that quo. I'm not gonna dive into whether ross is telling the truth or not whether he knew. But i think what's important is the blue jays aren't looking at this rob atkins isn't just saying you know. I didn't know that's fine. I'm not at fault at all. He's saying know. I do bear some responsibility. I bear a lot of responsibility for not being aware that this thing was going on. We've heard that. It was kind of common knowledge within the cleveland organization within baseball. That mickey callaway was this type of person. So i think it's really important that ross atkins is taking some responsibility and saying look failed. I should have done better. We should have had these things in place to make sure someone like. This can't get away with this. And i think it's really important. The ross atkins is saying that. And i think the next step is to see whether it advances itself into action whether the blue jays actually approach things differently whether they institute new hr reporting policies new sexual harassment training policies which we know the players are subject to sexual harassment training. No in the front office has to undergo sexual harassment training so whether the blue jays tried to change that i again i think it's really important that ross atkins recognize mistakes were made He said that you know the blue jays are far too white far to male and that has to change. I think that's really important. But i think the the rubber meets the road when we see what the blue jays to do to rectify this in the future. But i think this is the first step exactly and the thing is let's say best. I mean there's best case scenario here but say ross atkins truly didn't know what was going on i still. It still doesn't really sit right for me. Because when you're in a position of power to any degree i think you do need to know what's going on especially within the inner workings of your organization and truly don't think if ross atkins or anybody had some some knowledge or anything like that. We won't really know until there's an investigation but this i don't know it just as a guy that's just really does not sit right from me knowing that there are other people that want to do these types of things like it should. I don't know how how people can really think that they're gonna get away with this or be even if they do get away with this. Why this is right or this is good it. just i don't know it really does not sit right with me and and i do think that even if someone like ross atkins or whoever it is any organization didn't have any part to play in this. I think there is still value in admitting that. Hey you know what if if one person in our organization failed doing something terrible than we all need to work to make this better because it's just it really does not sit right with me knowing that people can just kind of get away with this and and do these things and thankfully i mean. We don't want these things to happen but thankfully people are coming through and saying. Hey this happened to me because we can all get better and if somebody is doing this then we should know and we should really work to improve that and avoid that from ever happening because it again it. It really bothers me knowing that things like this are happening. Yeah it's it's unfortunate. it's something that Is i guess needs to change. But you know it's hard for me to i guess relate to anything i guess is well for you. Guys is where all three white guys right. So it's hard for us to kind of it. I guess comparison to it. It's just unfortunately the best we can do is hear about it and You just know that something's something's you know. Things are still wrong in this world and we are hopefully were. We got on the right track one day but you know the the most important thing no matter what your race or sexuality your gender your color. It's just that you need to be comfortable in the workplace and you need to say something. If you're not. And i think you know i believe there's an anonymous hotline now that the is set up as well with other leagues which is a good for stat because people need to speak up if they're not comfortable and unfortunately this is just something that i guess happened years ago. But it's still something. That's not right now and for mickey calloway Should lose his job. I believe you suspended right now. But i think the right thing to do would be letting him go and you know people like this just need need to get removed from whatever environment. They're in no matter if it's baseball another sport and he sort of business in anyone's personal life just you need to feel comfortable in the workplace that we need to take the steps to get better because you know. We're not perfect. I think we are starting to take steps but we still are nowhere near perfect. And that's why the one thing is you know you hope you ross. Atkins tell the truth. Unfortunately none of us would know but you know the one thing you could tell him or the one thing you can tell. Us was pretty remorseful in his His statement and he seemed pretty upset about it. The thing is though which i find a little bit. Strangest shapiro did speak he just. He didn't speak a lot. And i think a lot of it more went to atkins and i maybe. That's atkins protecting shapiro. Or speaking on behalf of him but You know just you. You really don't know what retrea happened years ago when they're both in cleveland but the thing is is that you hope that one day we can make progress and eliminate this as much at pop as possible but the the bottom line is is people need to feel comfortable wherever they are and if they're not so one needs to speak up in this can't be i guess you know buried under the rug and then somehow resurfacing years after where something should have been done. At the time. I think the thing shapiro is he was more on the business side of things. This was mentioned in the sports article that first reported that he had a staff meeting on wednesday to talk about the connection and everything that went on as president and ceo of the blue jays. He held the same role with cleveland. He was on the business side of things and it was more. Ross atkins who is involved in player development in volved in coaching in the minor leagues Of course he used to be a minor league pitcher but that was more his jurisdiction his portfolio. That fell under. He was the one who originally hired. Calloway in two thousand and ten or two thousand eleven. So i think it was important that he was the one who had to take responsibility for this. But it's clear that what baseball has done to rectify. This problem isn't enough. I mean yeah. There's a hotline yeah. There's training as i mentioned which isn't mandatory for front office people mandatory for players. But it's it's not enough the fact that this thing could happen and it be common knowledge that players commonly know that calloway does this kind of thing that a thing in the media that people recognize the fact that it can become a knowledge and not be acted on for years and years and years of calloway's baseball. That's problem so something has to be fixed. And it doesn't stop a callaway. Calloway jared porter and all these guys are just you know the tip of the iceberg. I think you know there's other guys who are getting away with it right now in. Mlb and teams have to take leadership and do something to make sure that this this stops and that it it really does get improved on because again. It's it's not just calloway. It's not just porter extends beyond that and can't sweep this under the rug. Sports really has to be a place for everyone and said very. It's something like this. Stops it from being that and it makes people uncomfortable so obviously it's really important but On that note. I think will under podcasts. They're not a a high note and the podcast on but again really important conversation to have an recognize the steps that still needs to be taken for bluejays and other teams around baseball and just professional sports in general. 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Episode 121: RIP To The 2019 Red Sox

The Short Porch

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Episode 121: RIP To The 2019 Red Sox

"The palm yeah the tired at five is the body of these aaron boone the leader his first it is but the first portrait roy what's up what's happening. Welcome to another edition of the short porch presented by barcelo sports. I'm your host right next to me. Mike mike compadres. Tommy smoke towels garelli tommy watching games this weekend. I call a few quite a few u._n._c. ceram question. I ask ask everybody but you gotta do on t._v. A little bit yeah. We're a little bit. Why because we were at the red sox the boston red sox that twenty nineteen boston red sox funeral we were had front row seats to watch team is dead to cease done see your later by felicia. The new york yankees ended the boston red sox season it. It is what it is twelve five a._m. Monday morning i was in the office report and i say backup barcelona not not a big deal not to brag. Were were hardworking people here but man we just watched the funeral and there had more fun to funeral. It's the most fun i've ever had a funeral for sure i could say hot have a new look on funerals these days yeah if all funerals are like like datum definitely down for funerals that was i mean you think about where we were last saturday night. You know the yankees after that loss being in danger of rolling and to be seven up on the red sox. Oh no they're going to get hot. The red sox have not won a god damn baseball game since then. The yankees have gotten what they have swept the rats. Don't let the red sox get hot. Don't let them get us. You know what you're told us. Don't let their attacks we did. We did not let them get didn't even lip sweat. Not you're not even sweat and powell even a little warm ninety eight points six feet under the god damn ground. That's what i think about you. Guys getting hot you war dead deceased on watching the game a red sock fan it over baby. It's over now. I'll say this red sox. Fans are gonna say oh me only six seven games out of the wild card. The weather weather socks are playing right now. First of all we say they weren't even there. I mean there are now sixteen best in the loss column. Is that real those nelson aston real estate the the the the boston red sox have lost more games this year than they did all of two thousand eighteen. I don't want to credit here. The mets are close fourth. The the mets are closer to first place. This new york metropolitans terrible metropolitan planning good for you. You're playing the white sox. Get some wins. The new york mets are closer closer to first place in the n._l. East than the boston red sox and buddy as a wide margin. It's like four game different. I mean man this. This is awesome. This is awesome. We came into this series. Did you ever expect i mean i didn't. I figured figured they'd win. You know three out of four me but the thought was there in the back of mind. It was if we sweep them. Their season is over the coming off the sweep against the raise if we could just somehow soup than we're really going to end the twenty nineteen red sox but was like maybe it won't happen well. It happened jared i. She told me jarod told me he was gonna console if they've got swept heating constantly he's not a man was word he wants to do you can do with that. He didn't start that grasshopper. What do you mean things or anything. He said if the red sox won the world series last year he's gonna snow to grasshopper people for for years is to do it refuses to do it yeah. I don't know said he's gonna kill himself. With giancarlo human yankees partly don't blame him for not wanting to sorta grasshopper but that's why you just can't put something like that out there in the universe. Don't fuck with the baseball gods. That's last people you wanna fuck with other baseball. This is the curse of the cr- of the grasshopper had the curse ambeno also and have the curse the grass. Let's not forget that iconic moment that i tweeted out when they were selwyn their parade whatever yawkey way wherever the fuck it's called a renamed it or whatever but let's not forget when the damaged the world series trophy remember that do that. There's a beer and i said would be a real shame. We won another hundred year curse and look at that. I mean they're done. They're gonna sell out there. I mean we're talking about what fuck the red sox. Man what's up on the red sox ju- funding. You can stadium fan quite a fun time. Could you ever replicate what just happened. Could you even in your wildest dreams replicate. What just happened to us at some then. It's baseball. If you short took over sunday baseball we going into the game tonight if you told me things we're going to go that well for the yankees that bad for the red sox that good for us personnel for the shore brought out to just take outage taken a win. I would have said there's no way and i'll be honest. There was a porn porn. There was a point this morning. I'm sure you had the same thing woke. I know you were hung all right. I wasn't hung over bras. Little rock in paddling got me very hung over it but yeah i was exhausted. We just come back after maki stadium man obviously loved going anki but i am tired tonight. It's exhausting taken the commute. I was having a rough go. Physically you saw that trouble like getting up and down the walk a long ways to being at the being games's great getting there is just such a bitch. Sometimes i would've taken a goddamn. Take our walk today. If it meant the night was going to go as well as a bit speechless speechless honestly just like. I don't believe the fan voice. Your man that i mean now is the the barstool. The barstool shirts that we had on getting on the e._s._p._n. Cameraman i'm. I'm expecting now. Obviously it's one a._m. On monday i haven't really checked my demons much. I'm expecting the e._s._p._n. Chairman to the emmy belco he's still love you guys whatever because men that guy whenever anything happened when they just when it wasn't a live play going on. He just showed us it was i just telling you for the pre production plan for e._s._p._n. Was our here's what we're gonna do tonight. We're i'm gonna show every play and then after every play. We're gonna go to hubs and tommy and see their reactions in the stands now. I don't think that actually happens people we p._i._n. Knows this is good for them for fucking doc in time. Here's what happened is the seats were and see tour in were from our steinbrenner. Family seats robert mueller sharon molloy show that is rival is one of the best people you'll ever meet in your life. You ever have a privilege of meeting him <hes> the man. We're going to have him on at some point in the future. He's got a lot of storage for you. <hes> he's george salmon his grandson and that's how steinbrenner's nephew house on twitter at rob underscore malloy m. o. l. l. o. y. Twenty-six instagram's at the real rob malloy given foucault he set it up first tonight big man the man <hes> and that's how we were there and he was basically telling us that you know a lot of games people don't sit there. Now i tweet out. I always always those were the seats by the way they're george. Steinbrenner sat in every single night right and i growing up. I always wondered who sits like you know. You'd see the drawers their sometimes like how do you get those seats like those are is the best goddamn seats in the stadium at literally daydream about sitting in that in that seat right next to the dugout and be like man if i had season tickets talked to the players all the time and just like become a part of the team and tonight thanks dr malloy thanks to the borstal world and everything we were able to do that and it was incredible but anyway to my the point is that i think he said a lot of times. Those seats probably aren't filled so the fact that we were right there and that we were being loud and you know we were given some emotion. I think the camera rant was like look. I need to get crowd shots. I got these two guys right here. Giving us crowds and it just kept the cameras. That's what i think probably happened. I think it was like an elaborate plan at all a world man. What a fucking. I mean honestly like. I don't believe it happen. I don't believe it was just a game to go that well jarrett and i would be sitting with us a start like he's first grade. He's over in a few sex good donor. I hooked him up for sure. We're all gonna sit together and then obviously plans changed share to be over there and it's the fifth inning and we're just avenue ball man. It was crazy. <hes> just <hes> you know every single <hes> shore guest who comes on deck gives us a little wink fucking fucking look voight the picture we take in front of the dugout and luke i mean we had no idea he was in the background there yeah he had acknowledged before that but that's one of my that is the picture that's why wedding picture short god. We look pretty god. Help me if anyone marries me but <hes> if i take a wedding picture you know with my with my beautiful bride. That probably won't happen anyways but the loop void picture will be better in that by far that was awesome. Yeah i mean we saw so we sat. We didn't say that that was we. We sat down there two stints. I sit down there. We didn't see him that we came back for seventh eighth ninth inning as they're walking and we saw made eye contact like he gave us a. You know most guys like they were saying. You can't really do too much when you're in the dugout. Talk men four. They're looking at their smiling nodding like you can't really do. You can't be too animated in the crowd or sign <hes> voigt. He didn't i mean products on the deal he will. He wasn't following that he was he was giving us. Fist-bump sees photo bomb on our picture. God luke for it again back. At some point. I'm uh-huh pessimistic. <hes> i said originally when you have a hernia surgery and it sounds like from what i gather is that he's headed towards the surgery. Now don't report that i mean i have no fucking idea is just the fact that he re aggravated the same injury basically from london kinda was hidden as boone was saying not ideal don't really think he avoid surgery but it sounds like he could get back before the postseason. That's the plan to be great because now we need luke whitney lineup <hes> anita. We need his energies. I mean he's in the locker room tonight. But the the you mean so much to this team but it really is such a next to the lineup they had going shelhah hit cleanup and don't go fuck a matter. They knocked prices. I saw i didn't we walk wild. That's crazy. We we rockin stadium today. We're looking at the line of it doesn't matter like doesn't it. Just they just have that. I feel this year. We don't care who we're applying. We don't care what the lineup is. We're gonna play baseball game. We're gonna win and god damn sportscenter. That's cool. I saw that nobody'll julianne fury. <hes> i mean we're we're. Oh quick shadow austin. Obviously we did barcelo ballpark. Today feels like that happened thirty years ago. That's how long the stay was did bar so ballpark. Everyone show ever came out. Love you guys <hes> <hes> austin literally told this guy austin said <hes> aaron jacob aaron judge hit a home run then i and honestly the value. I think he said was post to eighty. Whatever the prompt didn't seem seemed like enough because judges home runs he had hit home runs. The colorado series been few and far between but he's like yeah. I laid vig plus two eighty uh plus five which to me based off of how <hes> sparce edwards sparse. I thought it would have been working. I thought it'd be like plus four hundred five on any homerun it usually is something like that but he took it and chas austin and rocky was too rocky. I think rocky was trying to take a steaming rocky for a little a bit before things explode and he was trying to take credit basically fort. I was like to definitely wasn't you as your friend austin and like he just wanted to clout so fucking rocky. That's a helvin helvin his his whole full name was while it's like rock hill something the fourth fucking ridiculous but shadow austin iraqi you guys are guys are great. <hes> everyone showed up this last one. We're we're gonna do. We're gonna have more stuff. I think planned nothing official yet but <hes> we'll have stuff going on with the postseason while that you guys can come out to that <hes> which probably talk like some baseball i guess right yes. You're probably talk some baseball not sucking. Her own dick's sucked enough. We are so hungry by the way fucking pat light enough not taking me out and just you know kind of bar in hoboken and he's like a saturday night. We do the double header. He's like how come out. I ended taking a hundred dollars guber out there because there was nothing left. He's just a fucking asshole pouring shots down my throat. Fucking palais four is like a twenty five year as with the red sox. We met about in boston austin he actually we ended up playing not playing playing. We played in the same conference <hes> in high school the shore conference he went to c._b._s. Christian academy. I was open <hes> <hes> but yeah. I'm very hung over and i didn't eat anything. I i do this thing when i when i get really really drunk in hung over i don't eat the next day at all and now it's finally kicked me like hey. You're not hung over anymore but you're really hungry agree and you didn't need anything in a suite or any of that so fucking pat light fuck you. We just got a text from t._j. Who's an intern that works with shouts. His dad tibia sat is that and he said y'all are in the v._p. Sports recaps here. Let's watch this and see a live sweep all right scott van pelt show like a mention sky. That's where it's at barcelona by the way big fan probably listening to this <hes> so let's talk a little bit. Honestly we didn't know show prep it's. It's one zero seven get showed up when you were as this goes on. We're going to be delirious. Yes probably as well as three hours. Yeah <hes> immediate thoughts glacier being in the hospital right now knock great edwin breaking his wrist not doc greet <hes> especially because the x ray said he was fine and then just wasn't i understand hairline fractures and all that people people being doctors on twitter but they can go under the microscope they can go onto the radar from normal x ray so edwin seems to be gone for the rest of the regular season in my mind. That's what it seems like. <hes> mike for big chance for him. Now yep got. It got hit tonight. <hes> this is a really big moment for mike ford i mean he's had all the opportunities right now to do to prove his worth. Get on the postseason roster. Even <hes> you know especially if lucas surgery i mean i'm sorry but it's going to be either a d. h. Or first baseman you know whenever whenever limit who's now playing. I yeah and big chunk in the rest of the way look. He killed it in aaa. This year killed it. He <hes> he when he was up earlier. He's a guy that you can take a lotta walks gray patient yep. He's got power. We don't kneel offering pikit hit. I mean even to not in need to get to forty with. You know it's a decent oh b._p. Some power some timely hits. That's all we're asking. Mike four million become up. He doesn't need to be luke voight. He doesn't need to be done. I think he knows that too and i think also oh the when he first came up. The thing really call mine a lot of people's. I the man when he's at the plate. It's like art the way he sees pitches and his pitch recognition whether bar auto it's very vital esque and you'll see a lot of that on he's a pretty good defender to actually people give him credit for that. <hes> also funny how just greg bird is just nowhere compensation like even when we could possibly need them with jacoby. He's what you kobe zone and they got their feet up on the couch and i'll give a fuck there but wait greg britz lost four thousand more chances good for him. Yeah true cool never ending opportunity fund. You'll see <hes> within than that. <hes> i will. I i really so we talked about this. Start how you know. The red sox have not won saturday listen. If there's any red sox children listening this god bless. I see you have a good stomach. You're able to survive this avenues and saturday. That's a while but would really like this whole week this night for us. It's the short porch the yankee universe all that does not happen. I don't think almost gone shoves his balls and the boston red sox throat on sunday night baseball in family avoiding sweep that might low key go under the radar as one of the more you know bigger moments of the year i mean if he if they got swept corrobos probably puts out savages red sox sheriff we go into the marines his right and it's kind of tough to defend at that point you know obviously you fall this week. Net goes away real quick but voting that sweep to mingo just taking the ball and he said afterwards you know we talk about this on the show but i just want to rehash it him saying it's my job like it's my the stopper. We have to stop bleeding like this. This is why i'm here and the man just delivered and saturday falls up with one of the best yankee start to think of the entire season. He was so good now on saturday night saturday after saturday afternoon. I'm sorry saturday afternoon and he when it's an i was eight or nine run game and he's coming off the mound. The seventh inning striking i out and he's fired up. I love that that i literally wanted to find a wall and just run through it look. I don't really care about his innings limit. He's just don't care. Just let them keep pitch. We didn't get a starry skies. He sat out the month blessing in the skies with the the injury here at you know if we had got a starter you know it's a little bit a little bit different but if you're not going to get a starter you can't take your breast start at nation and he's been there starter so far and look. I know you don't want to risk him ruining his his arm for awhile but i don't know what the guy pitch like people could pitch and you know maybe in the off season but you've got an opportunity in the world series this year. He's been so god damn good. I just can't stomach. Take him out of there if you want to put him on a d. l. center to maybe down the stretch just to save his arm a little bit c._c._d. Elston yeah. I was like man scheduled knee inflammation inflammation this <hes> <hes> you know they were to whatever may maybe i'd be okay with that but you need him in the postseason rotation no one hundred percent <hes> and to be honest. They're going to have the benefit of they're really gonna have the benefit of they're gonna win the division for sure. I think the only question right now is going to be will. They have the best record numeric which is imperative. Being you know people forget forget like you know. Everyone wants to crown boston. Sorry crown houston and because they guys that granted the deadline. Nobody wants to cry boston. Yeah no one was known. No one's gonna live crab on under sixty on the ground. Why would you crown a dead person that team <hes> but the astros obviously will be that team that we're not. We're leading right now but you know that's the team we're going to be on a collision course for in october and it is so important people forget in two thousand seventeen man this a much worse yankees team was up three games to two on the houston astros and they just couldn't win in houston that why and that this team is show much better than that team so much better. It just feels that i mean that team. Obviously was has special two thousand seventeen the start of this like right now they are. They're fully forthcoming adult. You know so to speak. They were going through puberty back in two two thousand seventeen right now. I think he's fully matured there monster. I think i still have i well. I attain all season that they have that feeling to have that feeling all the injuries i mean it's unbelievable that were back in the wind. Get hurt repeat face like we were. We had the tax to even talk hicks yea. We had the death star lineup for like. I don't know two days or something and then all of a sudden everybody else is going down like i said earlier. The one good thing is that for all the injuries they have outside of andrew harr. Nobody is definitely out for the rest of the season voi- might not be looking too good not feeling good about that but there's nobody that's definitely there's nobody. That's been announced this person's out for the season carlos m._i._a. Positive that. I just keep thinking at all right. They haven't said anybody is out for the accept and who are but you know at this point. He's been outta sight outta mind for a while so wanna take one positive. It's at yes. They have a million goddamn injuries a lot of nagging taking injuries but there hasn't been a big one yet and luckily hopefully aaron hicks is going to avoid tommy john surgery and some good news injury news <hes> shoutout to wanna gosh mike bossy di mi apparently labor taurus's data's a twitter didn't know that very clearly it is his twitter. He tweeted in a translation twitter translation after the scared tonight g._t. Is leaving the hospital and everything is fine. The bus waits for him and they go straight to baltimore so that is really really news. 'cause man labour grab a weekend. We'll talk about later yeah. I mean holy shipman his superstar. He people g._m.'s that thought now. I understand about selling high the deadline you gotta shoot for the stars but asking for gleyber torres in a trade transaction is bah. Nah nah plan landed. You ain't having him. He's twenty years old. That's my future shortstop second baseman. Whatever you want to calm he'll even york adver. It's people think gleyber lieber still a prospect. The the dennis labor like yeah he could be the headline peace. Corps is is an established major league superstar at this point. I think there's a two year. There's a website that grades treat value like you know to write high years. Whatever i think he's twelve highest trade volume baseball. You think you think you're going to give us noah gordon for that guy. Get the fuck out of here. Fuck yourself mickey callaway rhody brody on twitter. I'm so cool i'm so hip with the fans and all that yeah we mean marcus destroying craig cool speaking of the mets mickey callaway the wolfram mickey callaway. Oh my god i had a double. Take it a hundred times before for quote returning to make sure it was real. Mike puma was a beat reporter for the mets asked him if he ever checked the out of town scoreboard during games and he said no not really really except for the yankees. You're not in the same division. You're not in the same league. You wanna talk about a little brother mentality <unk> owning real estate and head mentality a sewer rat mentality. That's what mickey calloway exemplified. They're embarrassed nikki things. I wanna calloway away to be the mathematical forever he so dumb. He's so perfect. There's a cloud of the mets franchise. He's the perfect sewer rat he so dumb. I mean the fact obviously obviously that's true. I don't like dov course they're looking at them and you know i play in the same city. No ship out loud. I mean it was a mets fan. Do you even like root for that the team after that day pathetic. That's disgusting. 'cause you mentioned poon ever saying that no like what the mets no. We'll boone probably does not do that like i. I can't see boone caribou. The braille is another team. They're really not there that already beat the white sox agree. You beat the pirates. Sick fantastic beat a real fucking team a they have a stretch coming up is going komo casey. 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I'm gonna i said i think aaron judge. He's picking up a little bit too. He's also had a good year. He no when i say hot either. One of those judge destroy all world twenty seventeen. I must archways your car is every time it's a really long home run by the way sorry tonight. I felt really good. Yes i like this truecar's stanton all year but then obviously he's not here so yeah. I think he's going to go on a really big run on my theory with the poll. She has obviously if you have a known he has by the way my voice. If there's a list for anything i bit off a chunk of my tongue. You bit your tongue. We had this debate or you can look. I'm gonna show it to you but there's a piece of my tongue missing and every time i talk at slides against my teeth and i just i i just don't sound the exact same should and it hurts just pulling through. I also like when you say i bit off a piece of tung a chunk of my tongue. I just put my my tongue is not one hundred percent intact right now. We were discussing also apparently tongue. Just grow back how crazy as you can just rejuvenate your entire body. Basically i can't talk. I c- caught here. I can't cut off my entire tongue but if i come a little bit it's gonna come back. Simply cuts like the human body muschamp for this but like the fact that like you can just rejuvenate yes crazy. It's all superheroes crazy offering. We're all wolverine be really know where this is going to get. The brother. Glee thing is going. It's getting around now so it's very clear that he's okay thank god while freak labor <hes> cameron ray-ban what else being being cameron being back beings are good again is great big double down in line on <hes> saturday saturday night to they took the lead to that point on then you know and then give it up a little bit chance atoms didn't have the easiest go saturday night <hes> <hes> but honestly like dude one of the socks and the fifth. I ain't scared that bullpen chance now actually brian johnson's pitching the fuck out here brian johnson. You knew do that game felt like a way i mean the whole weekend and oh the red sox having a players only meeting in between games and then just losing guess what this a little late guys didn't work did not work. You're meeting did not work and i actually i pointed out to you when we were sitting down for. Oh by the way showed up at teesta sciutto sciutto yeah holy shit forgot. Let me correctly shadow his twitter. He hooked us up with sweet on <hes> on saturday todd i was with jared imprint brin for the one o'clock and for the senecas with <hes> tommy my buddy jimmy and this man one of the one of really him robin meloy but teeth be at that being a t one s t a on twitter you know if you're a yankee fan at this point one been in the army for seventeen years a few tours war's over in iraq and afghanistan just generally one of he just likes people who really liked the yankees or genuine pure fans and he hooked us up he reached is a you wanna sweet. We'll hang out. We'll do a big. Did it nicest guy in the world. Hook us up really big on saturday. Batista yeah awesome guy <hes> just said like he is a big yankee. Fan always always dreamed about having season tickets as a kid doesn't step season. Take sam and you get just get sweets. He gets boxes and he's like yeah like you guys are brick. Fans love taking big fans and let them enjoy it so doesn't even like sit. Sit down to just make sure everything's go right. Make sure everyone else is having a good time just like the best like host ever <hes> yeah. Thank you and <hes> yeah i i. It's deserve any of what we get. We really don't serve this shit. Not even a little this way. I mean i knew said that what you guys redundancy johny seaweed mush and you guys had whenever you we don't deserve this much all night while we're at a nightclub with like twenty five girls and we're just looking at yeah we don't. We don't deserve girls. Sometimes off must be nice but saturday was very cool. Batista unbelievable rob malloy sunday unbelievable rob lloyd. He's been hooked up throughout the whole year and last year to just a really good really good group of fellows got interact those two. We gotta get those two to interact with each other and just how nice nice to people go together man anything stand out to you about i mean we're just we didn't do any show. Prep scrambling for ideas this palmerston keep talking because it's so much fun i mean the yankees are so fucking good at baseball and they are going to get so much better. I mean montgomery's comedies throwing a few bullpens here and there he's looking good good. Michael kings rehabbing common. We got reinforcement severino's tommy dallas common listen and i listen tonight. We're very upbeat right now. I might sound a little summer because i'm just exhausted but we still should have traded for someone i understand. I threw a big unless show and like a hand up man. I was just angry and that that's where you can get with a show raw emotions. No stick whatever just mad fan. I think a lot of people words crazy didn't trae funny but when you're smiling like this and and it does show that then i should be credit to me a little bit typically capital the next morning i went on that either twitter thread that ryan ruko was saying was awesome. Wanna run through waldo. Men are starting pitching was really good this entire first half they just had a really bad two weeks stretch at the worst time right when the deadline happens so people reacted in that way man and and then james paxton shows up there tonight was great back. That's the paxton we need domingo. Herman incredible. Jay was pretty fucking good tonight. Yeah wheels came off a little in a sixth inning but you know what like star falls though still a good start <hes> not a quality start by definition but a good enough start gets a a win is ninth win. I'll take i'll take that type of start from j. up. You know you can't have the star starts. Were given up six seven eight hundred three innings but if you're gonna give me you know five to six innings three to four runs. I'll take it also partially when the offensive sent like this. I had a question view. How many losses in the new york yankees have twenty nineteen year he's have when they've done an opener opener game zero zero zero point zero. They have now lost game. They are incredible and i mean chattering coming out there just throwing fireballs. He's so backed by the way chad green. Is he number one for you. Trust trust reason a good spot. I mean a lot of people he really. Tom kelly sneaky had an unbelievable. I mean l. reliever of the month. I knew i knew he was having yeah. I knew he was having a good month on. I didn't know it was that this change has been on another level. The manages meme that dude was so loss last year you know and he cut his red <hes> you know he cut his red bull regimen and all that he's doing four or five rebels a game. A day with two coffee stains insane thing it got healthier. He lost some weight he got. He got in really good shape credit to him for getting on top of that and the manages cooking right now yeah you're right. Canada's probably number one of me right now. Yeah probably chats too. I mean get get you. The man who can do both gay men who could start one game and then get the save in the next game unbelievable and otto also fantastic chapman had a good week. I feel like oh good ends. The weekly say he looked a lot better. That's good to see because i was a little worried with what he was doing a fucking like four or five days today tonight. Sesa desa is last eight and like a third against the sox one run yeah really rich and all of a sudden disarray back down to three point our wha what yellow four yeah shocking dude the trees and a good spot john holder. E even had a good weekend like if you good innings but i mean he's like the only one i really don't trust right now with the ball and their hands you know nester nestor had a you know. He tried nestor try. We got to see live nestor. Which is <hes>. You know always a treat. You kept your assured on credit to you. He wasn't his best performance but you know i mean we're not asking for shoutings nestor. Every time two innings gave up man keeping in the gilbey brothers yeah but a chance adams wasn't wasn't too great after him either but then you look at the good try though chance give a good try yes well. They bridge the gap and then out of you. You know to keenly to britain to chapman boon's death sentence loom when you hear those names. It's as if you're not a yankee fan you hear those names game over man you got to appetizers into that holy soon sh severino if he comes back as reliever debbie garcia v garcia. We'll get w._r._c. out there cooking manhole sunday. I mean winning just she. Uh winning just cures everything it really everything to do with the world is win. I mean think about what happened this weekend. Ming labor got her to be fine gio also also you know i mean <hes> geo bad law. Let's whole mike. I almost like round the field. I was like stop enough and then he gets up he got up after found the ball twice off the same knee it was like a warrior coming home from war and the ovation geo chance. Could you imagine an apron me telling you the g. or shells gonna get a standing ovation at the plate and yank hitting cleanup in a yankees red sox game you be like was what world are we living in. I really just don't know your show getting up. I mean i know he he got out in the bat but that was so cool and and he's fine he i think he had he was icing both knees after the game but he's he's. He's making the trip to baltimore. He's fine man. Everyone's heard this point this season the august it's august fifth. It's been a long year geos done as much as we can contribute us. Everyone's me banged up but but but they keep fighting it does. It really does not matter who the fox up there. No you think wherever she clinton. I don't know i mean if he's not not making it impossible not here impossible. We we were talking. We're like oh like he has to come up now and then we're like well if we think easily said. No one asked them yeah which is like. Did you guys know that was the end of the press conference to it was just it was a mic drop so no they do have talked obviously killing it may have been killing judge zahren drudge guard. You have four outfielders there and you don't need to carry five outfielders and maybe the thinking is with void and encarnacion down. We'd rather have some infield help because that means d._j. Who's going to be shifting from <hes> shifting to first base to one another infielder. Valera error comes in. We're styro- it's a good question. What did he do. I think valera is doing so well. Triple a. that i guess he was leapfrogged them but i feel like performing at the major league level which with thyroid did aaa we're. We're that whole thyroid. Thing actually confused me more than clint because i just like. I don't know what the <unk> flare he hit off chris sale and all that by the way chris sale really stinks and we're joined by the other shows going every any random david. Thanks dad again to has nothing like that. Fucking loser walking off the mound in the fourth inning just getting destroyed. I mean what a picture to paint in my head fucking david price davy tingle fingers go play some four you fucking loser <hes> and then chris sale just can't dude. It's wild that man when he came on the mound when he first came on the red sox couldn't touch them if we're going to beat him to the bullpen blowing after eight shutout innings and we're we're after match yours with him. That guy came and get through five innings. There are a few of those severino sales starts. I feel like we're going to be such a great pitchers duel and now i mean i don't i don't fear chris sale digital may who owns them to home runs owns his father les machine killa back to being lay machine yeah. He just needed a few days off in that and then he he's writing league heading again. Fuck you jeff mcneil so good time. I'm really hungry though and i wish there. There's one thing in front of me. You know what that is. What's your what's your head. He's late. I'll give you what is your favorite thing to eat. It new york the yankee stadium. There's one thing i eat there and it's a little bells steak sandwich or you know what that's not true. I won't only about steak. Sandwich also eat their stake top price price dude. There's nothing like low bells low bells when i came to the stadium as a kid <hes> starting to those nine we would go. Oh and i was a kid. I guess what was i sixteen. Whatever still kid considering rahmat now me and my dad we come early. We won't come watch ep. We get in line line low bells when there was just one stand and we knew it was down the third base line and i it was just a secret spots like us. It seemed like there was always a line but you waiting you. Get your sandwiches. You go to the game. It was just a it's part of going yankee. Stadium for me was low bells and it's just a traditional like no other lopez lapels ample. It's the best steak and for slow bells has been a fixture in the stadium since it was built in two thousand nine. They're back again. This year rated number one in the official yankee stadium dining guide. That's pretty pretty good se laga food yankee stadium number one in the dining gut. Well deserved well-deserved. They've got their famous u._s._d._a. Prime steak sandwich as well as our new classic classic meatloaf burger u._s._d._a. Prime burger hickory molasses glazed grilled chicken sandwich and epoch stay containerize as you were just talking about those potato got dan all the gravy gravy onions the do they have like no one can recreate that osho you can find them like i said in the stadium section one thirty three they're also you you can see butchers cutting the meat and the butcher shop for use in the stadium la bells as america's number one family of master butchers the fourth fifth and sixth generation of the family currently work at the corner butcher shop at madison avenue eighty second street in manhattan by the way shut up brian lebel another big fan of the show and everything we do here brian. You're the man we're hanging out the little bit before the game la bells they sell their only the finest quality meats carefully selected from the top two percent of u._s._d._a. Prime grade beef breath and dry aged to perfection in their pants patented dry aging cooler. You can also buy them online as you came into the game where you want. Some low bells like i feel like everyone should you can buy online at <hes> and they shipped nationwide. Everything is shipped fresh. Not frozen don't even think they're gonna ship that frozen will bells fresh as can be by fedex overnight service and it's the same exact same amazing me that you're going to get right in the stadium that flavor comes from over one hundred and seventy five years a family expertise in the meat industry and you can enjoy every night in your home. I mean i think of a better thing to have for dinner than low bells. <hes> there's a special offer for yankee fans out there where i was talking about. They're going to hook you up with the deal just because we are who we are and we wish a little belt on anybody you get twenty. I five dollars off one hundred dollar order with code steak sandwich s. t. e. s. a. n. D. w. i. c. H. visit at low bells dot com slash yankees twenty five dollars off one hundred dollar order with coats steak sandwich low bells com slash yankees. I got so hungry reading that order. I shouldn't have read that order. Be reading that that whole script there because i'm so hungry as perf. It's such a perfect adiel because i love. We'll just give little bells. Free plugs really like all the time anyway so they have like a matinee official add deal. It's it's all kidding. Aside the best thing to eat in the stadium minke fans you you go you go to the view. Somehow have not tried or you're only going your first game really been to a few games number one thing to eat low bells get steak sandwich. Have someone gets them. Steak fries split it. You won't regret it and and again or the butcher try so i get i get a few dams from people coming out of town for the first time yankee stadium and they're like what should he. What's my g thing. 'cause obviously yanked same catalog food tomo balls every time someone tonight damage you you killed. I mean you. You crushed it. Low bells easily number one have so head of la bells orla bells else on what's eat the right way champions <hes> we should add that to the eat the right way like champion sounds. That sounds like i should not <hes> what else we got. I mean and what else is there to say this point we missing anything anyone else get hurt that we don't know about probably probably goddamn and we talked. I looked white photo bombing us right. Yes yup sorry. We're just run through things here. Just what a weekend man. I can't wait to walk back in this office on monday. My head flying high king of the world obviously regular season august august fifth. It's okay let's but we can never fun but then you bury a team like we did you fuck you enjoy it. This is what the red sox had last. It's almost a year like aubrey the red sox yankees four games at yankee stadium and that put the incas like seven or eight back yeah. This is fucking sixteen eighteen sixty and look. I think it was after that series. Actually i'm positive after that series that's sweep when on here went on the the short porch and i said as much as i hate to admit it a have a bad feeling that the red sox just are that team this year. They just had that feel or didn't fucking fucking matter what happened no matter who they played they just had that feel they played they won and it just felt like they were different and guess what a year later it's the yankees the four-game sweep of the red sox putting them sixteen back in the loss column and i can say with confidence that despite the injuries despite the astros lurking by the dodgers yada the audio the yankees have that feeling they have the it factor they have when when you throw it alive like you did sunday night and they win when like they did in a pretty much convincing fashion seventy four cough into going into so confident and david price having a good year for him and he actually beat up he he had a really good get started the yankees earlier this year. We'll way better lineup. He's had the swagger confidence. Men winning can just do so many things momentum as a hell of a drug. It's just awesome in its elitist speeches and obviously the whole e._s._p._n. Senate baseball thing where they showed us more than they fucking the show the yankees. It seemed like shadows cameraman when you figure i spent my again. I'm having a problem. My tongue bit a chunk off. I do as we wrap up here. It's one thirty the eight a._m. Eastern co eastern standard time on the east coast <hes>. Do you wanna shout out we're doing. We're giving back a little bit. This feels really good. This almost feels like good juju to be honest. We did this and this is the weekend we deserve but <hes> we got a golf turner coming up charity golf tournament for a a former big new york yankee fan and his name is eric nadeau. This'll be the fourth annual golf tournament for eric's name. He unfortunately passed away a few years ago. He was running a marathon orthon and <hes>. I mean just just tear it breaks my heart every time even think about it but <hes> yeah he he worked with the yankees. He's he was a good friend of one of my really good friend. Julianne fury works for the yankees and they sat next to each other and she helps run this alternate the kindness of your heart and i it's just a really good cost so <hes> basically they they really promote <hes> memorial sloan kettering cancer center <hes> they. There's a website so website is m._s. M._s. k c c eh dot c._o. Envio dot net and if i'm going to link <hes> but if you need that's where you donate eric's name <hes> they have a fifteen thousand dollar goal <hes> there about halfway there the short porch were sponsoring a whole at the golf tournament on saturday so i if you're playing landon it or if you're going <hes> it the short porch will will sponsor a hole in eric's name and it's just it's just a really good 'cause the guy was a huge jenky fan <hes> and you know i would do. I wish i met this guy and i feel like he would have really liked what we're doing barstool and and obviously i think you'd like that the reds you're sixteen pack in the loss column of new york yankees so <hes> shadowed eric obviously <hes> we wish we wish we sorry i can't speak we wish obviously didn't have you with with us today but in honor of his name wait a golfer going on short porch sponsoring the whole um and if you can donate if you can give anything <hes> please do in honor various named colder yeah. <hes> feels good to do good stuff like you said we obviously get the opportunity to do shit that we don't deserve <hes> thank you to our stole. Thank you dave thank you to everyone who supports us supports the short porch erica erica ternan. Everybody thank you <hes> so you know to be able to to give back a little bit anyway that we can <hes> as awesome and hopefully more cool shoot more cool shit keeps happening and thank you keep wanting more answers. Let's go win a goddamn world series as tommy. Let's go fucking. We're so back on top of the world baby. We'll see you back here on thursday. Love you later this john sterling. You've been listening to short report byproduct of barstool sports <music> start spreading the new. I'm leaving today. I want onto be part of it new york new york and <hes> long stray through the heartache in new york city. It doesn't sleep off the little town blue melting away start of it. Yeah <music> little child the new star <music> ah it's up to you.

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