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"nick francona" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

06:08 min | 2 months ago

"nick francona" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

"He loves the power you know. He will never resigned but he'll be compromised. What else you'll never be president. He'll never be president. So that's a good thing and i long stays in office. The more humiliated. He's going to be the more humiliated chris. Cuomo is going to be so. Let them stay. But can we play the cut where he starts to cry or and you tell me. Just how phony this is. How just oh. What an actor. He is just ridiculous and you are right. You can find hundreds of pictures of me Making the same gesture with hundreds of people women men children etc. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me. Kissing people men women it is my usual and customary way of greedy. You know that because you've watched me for Let's just say More years than we are remember by the way it was my father's way of greeting people. The governor of the state you want people to feel comfortable you want to reach out to them I i it's okay to grab a woman by the facing say i i wanna kiss you because your father told you to do so Thirty years ago. Or you know what i mean. This kiss men. I haven't seen any pictures of them. Kissing a man. In fact i see them pick video of kissing a woman over forty now. They're all but that picture that picture. That's everywhere jerry. That was after that. She says he put his hand like right on her. Backside exposed skin address and all that stuff and she was already scared shitless in that moment obviously and then he goes and does that. It's like it's and she said He said can i kiss you to whatever. She is twenty five year old at a wedding reception. Can i kiss you right in front of all. These people and their friend is videotaping. It or taking photographs surprised. You didn't take itself and put it on instagram jerry. But he's so arrogant thinking get away with anything. I think This he's gonna eventually. He won't resign your but he will be compromised and he will be a joke. Hell all his friends the late night comedians. They all turned on him. You know all these all these john all of these a holes who were praising him more loving him were telling you what a great performance he gave all spring and you know who who wanted him to win an emmy and write a book and everything else. They've turned on him his best friends chelsea handle. She's turned him yet but she well. She's still ride them. Jerry would still jump on the love she would say it's a kind of touch you. Oh absolutely governor. Whatever we gotta get to a couple of other things. I want to get to this trying to get to it all week but and then we'll get to your new feud which i'm enjoying so far off. Did you see what terry francona son nick francona. Who's a ex marine. And he's worked in baseball for a number of organizations. He's kind of a candidate guy. He's kind of a truth teller he got. He's the one that talked about alex. Birsh do go the scumbag. Red sox the guy they traded. Mookie betts for he was in arizona when when was involved in that Deal with a young runaway girl got beaten up and they took pictures and anyway he was the one that told the truth. Who kind of. Let the cat out of the bag. The gave was covering it up. And i respect. The guy don't know him but he sounds like a guy who doesn't can't stand can't tolerate a cover up aurelie. The latest story in cleveland is that they allowed mickey callaway when he was a pitching coach for terry francona. To a sexually harassed. Lots of women you know he is thing was sending don pictures which you know that sexual harassment. Is it welcomed dong pictures before and the re one. The reason we got in trouble is the wa- husband of a woman. He said don pictures to confronted him or confronted the indians and according to nick francona terry francona tito beloved. Tito knowing in boston covered it up or allowed to happen. Then mickey callaway. The jig is up. everyone knows. he's a dirt bag. There's all kinds of women coming forward. But he puts a statement out. Nick francona which i couldn't believe and he just throws dad to the wolves. He says you know his father. A story broken. The athletic which is a problem. Lots of people didn't read. Sartre excerpted it was a great story. On how calloway's arrest all kinds of women and he. So he's sending out without asking. I like can i send you one A good question. I don't know if anyone asked them if permission but he said i confronted my father and it's clear he simply doesn't get it. I'm hesitant to get into personal details of my family situation. But my father and i do not have a particularly close relationship largely as a result of disagreements about his conduct some of which has been reported over the years and some of which has not. Now he's talking about. I assume when he left the red sox and the red sox smear campaign was that he was taking drugs so he was. You know living in a hotel. He was banging everything. I mean he was out of control and we all at least i did. I kind of like frank. Kona did necessary like the ownership. Just said it was kind of despicable that they that they lodged this Started this Smear campaign on his way out the door it seemed kind of sleazy well apparently Mick francona his son the marine.

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"nick francona" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

09:00 min | 2 months ago

"nick francona" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

"Who doesn't know what to order at a restaurant. He doesn't know what time it is. What are we doing here. Leader of the free world. And everybody's cool with it because everybody knows that like obviously this guy's not in charge he doesn't know what the hell is doing and eighty million. People allegedly voted for. Oh i shouldn't say that. Eddie definitely definitely voted for eighty million definitely voted for him and there was no foul play at all. It was one hundred percent legit and he earned it. Deserved an all eighty million of very very happy with the choice I i i i mean we got to be carefully. We've been flagged for cunanan support. So let me just say that. I think he's completely lucid and coherent. And he's going to be one of the great presidents of all time and if he if he isn't. I trust every i trust nance with all my heart. Everything about auto is he's gymnasts because gymnasts i mean obviously does golf. He does football. I mean he's a big star. Gymnasts we now know is running the country. That is scary. Yeah let's see you. Thank you and i'm happy to take questions of as you. I'm supposed to do nance whatever you want me to do. Didn't take questions you got that is. It's one thing to say. No mr president we got. We got an appointment. We gotta go somewhere. We don't have time. we're out of time. They just bring the curtain down on this poor old man they just i mean that's not really his fault he's at. I'm happy to take questions so he was willing to take questions. And you know they can Arrange it so only friendly questions are asked and he doesn't have to risk barrasso but they decided a better thing to do. Just flip the switch and bring the curtain down that is million the way you know her name is gonna last year is gonna last four years. I guess was eighteen months. Initially that was the over. Under you. And i talk about it before the over under eighteen months. I'm going way under now because there's why chain like it's working fine. They have this idiot. Upfront friendly guy that you know. Joe miracle likes joe and he has no clue. Brilliant when you think about it he just isn't running anything. There's somebody behind the scenes pulling everything. Whoever's behind the scenes america wouldn't like so the just throw joe up there and you pull the strings and he says what the behind the strings are thinking and it works out well. I was wondering we checked. Like the nancy actually said take everything. I said nancy. Nancy pelosi. i don't know why we didn't pick up on that one. yeah yeah. He was speaking to the Democratic for the house democrats. He's so nancy. Nancy pelosi who older than he is is putting the curtain down to prevent him from answering any questions Well i'll tell you why. And i think it was Dana perino used to be a press secretary Press spokesman whatever for bush. She said this one thing that will upset the media the media obviously totally completely in the tank for the man but they will not like the fact that he never faces them never takes questions never stamps. Before them and make state. I mean they will not like the fact that he is being protected shielded from them. Even is amazing when you consider a guy like trump faces the media. The first question is why you lie so much and everything is hostile. Everything is is negative. He knows if he goes before the media or wife i was leading around by the elbow knows if he goes for the media. They'll say gee what is enchanted you the most about being in the white house. What's is vanilla. Still your favourite milkshake. I mean they will absolutely slurp him up but he still won't take the risk. What does that tell you. Do about joe about joe that he that he won't go before the media when he knows the media is there for one reason only to rub his feet and make him feel good and make him look good. They're part of the same team. Any still won't go before them and take biden is no longer the vegas odds on favourite and looking at it right now to win the democratic nomination kamala is. She's plus two hundred joe's plus two twenty five then is elizabeth warren. No but do you know who. The overwhelming on the republican side is overwhelming. It's trump but trump. i take you won't when they took when they took him out. one poll had donald trump. Junior's the favorite of christ and the power the trump gins. But i think this in a long way to go to santa says doing great easy meetings like third or fourth on that list pence's on that list. Ted cruz is on that list. But i think among actual republicans who are paying attention. I think to santa's is now the favourite. I've known different. Florida would ban if that drugged out socialist one an talk about talk about minimum avoiding a disaster. I saw someone tweet that out the other day. He is what almost happened. They show him passed out naked with the with the hooker. And he's a truck like applied or whatever drug paraphernalia. That goes almost governor of florida. And right now if he were governor. It'd be shut down and It'd be if the whole thing it'd be does that. They'd be unemployment and businesses going under and everything else they. They dodged a bullet and they like our tweeden. Jerry it is the control group it is the oasis of freedom like people are literally fleeing to i. I've never met so many people that are going to florida all the time. Now it's like it's literally a different country down. It's free america in. I say this all the time because people When they tweet a reuter talk about restaurants going under or whatever any business gyms they say because of the pandemic. this restaurant is closing. And i do this. And i know it's tedious but i'm going to continue doing us a correction. It is not because of the pandemic that restaurant would be alive. And well if it were in orlando or tampa jacksonville. If that same restaurant that you know is near. Boston gardner fenway. It's gone or in florida. It would be doing fine so thus it's not the pandemic it's the governor in our case we have a crazy liberal tie-in tyrant charlie baker. Who's not going to be happy till he destroys every restaurant. And i said the stay shattuck and i talked about it and i know you'll enjoy turtaboi. This is gonna be fun watching. All the states. Open up watching liberals lose their mind. Texas opens up for business. Which kinda surprising that had already opened. gets rid of the mask mandate and immediately all these limousine liberals these elitist pompous holes like like gregg popovich and baidoa rock. That half a moron says That greg. Abbott signed a death warrant for the state of texas and the republicans are death cult. That wants to kill people. They don't care president call them neanderthals jerry. The true neanderthal. Thinking is to open up your konami by the way you wanna talk you. If you want to know just what phonies these people are. And i i. I'm i'm hesitant to call baidoa phony. Because he's too stupid to be a phone you know. He can't he doesn't understand he's a phony it's what he's doing. Don't i totally underestimated. I think he looks like a kennedy and he's dumb like kennedy. I mean in. If he didn't look like kennedy he'd be it'd be working at a car wash. But anyway this i want to get to this item before we get to a couple of things In in cuomo gov performance yesterday finally cuomo earned his emmy yesterday crying on cue But it ain't gonna work. But but this to me should infuriate everybody. And i i understand for some reason. We're so partisan and you know the the biden people hate the trump people in the democrats and republicans in the cnn. People hate fox people. But shouldn't we all agree that this story while we are you know. People like o'rourke organ popovich. You're saying must remain in lockdown while we have governors like baker and whitmer newsom still locked us still keeping kids out of school still destroy businesses in the name of science. Should we all agree. It's insane that they released the number one hundred eight illegal aliens in texas at the border were released into this country. After testing positive for covid. They got on buses. They went to north carolina. Virginia new jersey among other places. Good they were just the fact the fact that a country be let them get on a bus..

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"nick francona" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

11:59 min | 1 year ago

"nick francona" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

"It's not it's not a big story but we should mentioned in passing that the the Red Sox did indeed finish the deal. Complete the deal. They don't get the guy from Minnesota Radyr all frigging. They don't get him but they do get for. Do Go and we learned late last week from Nick Francona former Minor League whatever he was coach in in the dodgers system he went on with Minahan and revealed that Alex Verduga was indeed the one who had the camera who was videotaping videotaping. The two older girls beating up the teenage runaway and Posting it to snapchat so they know that and they apparently don't care it's just this nightmare Off Season for the red sox and they just It just continues. There's zero the spring training begins tomorrow. pitchers and catchers tomorrow tomorrow. I thought pitchers and catchers report. That's your shows. I don't know they're not even paying attention if they ever had a spring training like without a manager as ballistic I I would imagine seems tend to have a manager when they had to spring they make one of the guys like player-manager like in the old days they make That'd be awesome. I know Zander. BOGART's plays is a pretty smart guy managed the line of what are we doing today. All right throw bullpen. And let's go play some golf right. Do they do they. I don't even know. How did they make Ron Renaissance Man Right pitchers and catchers tomorrow good for you? Yes no they haven't made radical thought. It was a done deal the weekend. I think they realized that he knows everything. Think of course he knew it made if the manager was overseeing the scheme to cheat the Red Sox some bench coach the guy sitting right next excellent knows everything of course he does. I mean they could make them their manager but when the report comes out a couple of weeks he could be you know a central figure in the cheating scheme so they probably worried about that but they literally are reported tomorrow and they have no manager. Yeah makes sense very organized. Everything's done they'll be still hasn't passed down the punishment for this. And all is well in Rosie here rob Manfred said he wanted to get it done quickly and I I see some of the fan boys out there. Some some of the real red sox supporters are saying Oh that's GONNA they're gonNA get FCC. And maybe I shouldn't a fired Cora You know we'll see. I'm not sure how you Air Corps. He left Oh that's true. I'm not sure how you say they did this thing they cheated they stole signals. They sent the single to the hitter. They succeeded they hit they won. They won a world series but it wasn't so bad. I don't know how you come to that conclusion. You know. Maybe they get off easy. Maybe the Red Sox you know finally catch a break this off season. But I don't understand how well Jerry the one thing that you haven't seen through and all this is any evidence right and so it's not about what you think or what you know. It's about what you can prove right. And they were able to prove something with the the Astros. I haven't seen any video. I haven't had seen anything that you don't look. Yeah you don't hear any of that so what they've talked to people. Yeah Yeah that's the thing you just don't know what what's out there and I imagine you're waiting till the findings come out and I'm sure rob Manfred is doing his job of leaking stuff to the press as well as to as to what he so you think. They fired core because what he didn't Houston Cora. Yeah that's definitely what it is. So why is the Red Sox get rid of them. Well he he left. He didn't WanNa put a stain on the red sox. What he did is he had to have done the same thing here? Every guy needs a fall guy and if he did the same thing here there's a a bunch of other people involved and they have to be punished as well and you know it's gotta be that's what they find out either the owner or the president of the general manager. My theory was they're going to blame it all on debrusk because he's is gone but clearly John Henry had to know he sits right next to the dugout. He's in the clubhouse. Clearly Sam Kennedy had to know he's in there all the time. It was very close with with Cora they knew what he was up to. Maybe they'll cover it up. What no there I mean I think the the fall guy is corre? It's it's already established and that's just going to play out. It's just that it just depends on the degree as to how big a fog I he is so for do goes on his way to fort for miles and I assume when he gets there. Everyone's going to ask them about the The incident in the Hampton Inn in Glendale Arizona. Not good decisions. We'll see how he handles it. I mean I think that's a good idea. Well first of all could just say I was eighteen. Yup We were all drunk and no and they didn't really you know beat her up they were just we just horse play. You know that kind of thing. They were drinking afterwards right Then they bring her back like she passed out and then they okay then he said he was he was sleeping or he was passed out when the other guy Sexual allegedly sexually assaulted the poor runaway. I don't even really give a shit about him anymore. It's the fact that the MLB decided that this wasn't worth investigating. I mean there's an there's an alleged sexual assault that took place right. Gave Kappler is on record. I I thought I thought it was just a wait. There is sexual author was just shit. She claimed that Alleged James Baldwin. Another player not and there was no one there for a- and she was passed out and he was like fondling her but they didn't invest l.. The police didn't investigation Kappler invited the girl to dinner with trawlers trying to claim that he didn't know this was all of sexual assault so bizarre. But IF SEAN SEAN sees down in four miles or maybe Johnny Miller's down there they're gonNA ask some tough questions. I hope Alex Ver- Dugo is ready for it because I don't I'm not sure anyone's really made him explain what happened that night. You know Lately at least I mean safe to say that that was handled poorly. Yes I mean and so many on so many levels. Yeah everyone involved. Yes I mean. That's just really bizarre. And we'll see where it goes from here. A God knows it could get worse for the Red Sox. I wouldn't be shocked. But they have to name like Ron Reynecke or somebody a manager like today right basically because guys reporting tomorrow it's going to be like the Oscars there's no host. There's no figure it out someone. Just walk up there and announced practice today. You could do it. I mean God knows. They don't really do any great anything strategic that. Just go out they they joggers. As you gotTA pitchers cover first. Base is greatest took mountain first base. If you've ever if you've ever envied professional athletes before And and you WANNA see guys who have the greatest job in the world. Watch pitchers like you know David Price. WHO's gone now? Now or crusade guys making twenty thirty million a year and putting in. I don't know what ten fifteen minutes a day port Myers down spring training. Loosening up all the way to the golf course massage cope you know. Go sit by. The pool is the greatest life they they they work they pitch once every five days and they make like a million dollars a game at the time that just kind of kicking back in a joint life and enjoy the that when they do the comps versus baseball versus football baseball. You start when it's cold outside. You go down to someplace warm. You play some golf and then you play throughout the summer football. It's like you start upgrading camp when it's gross and test yet right awful conditioning tests and then your plane. When it's super cold that gross out throwing up they make you run guys like died died? You know what these kids. He's Big Fat College kids or high school kids dying in the he conditioning tests not like baseball. They knew it right now. Go down someplace. Warm arm get get. Get the the greatest George Carlin bit ever as baseball versus football right you see the receiver for one of the XFL teams throwing up on the he was literally lined up at the goal. Line the ready to run a play and he was a little nervous and he just started puking right on the field just as they're about to snap the ball yeah. We don't comprehend that I saw that and it was projectile. I was you know if you're the sideline guy you're just going. Please don't let me that guy please. Don't run run the play this way because there's a big mess on the field or just. Don't throw it to him even if he's open because you don't want puke on the ball. I think the ratings are going to be good good this weekend. I mean it's a cold winter weekend. People looking for something to watch the Golf was boring. There was nothing else till the Oscars for the everyone gather around on watch on TV. They got a lot of twitter bus. I think it's going to start strong. I think they deserve credit for getting the shit kicked out of what fifteen years ago. Now is the first attempt was ten fifteen years ago and now he's coming back fifteen years later I think he deserves credit for taking action. Ninety nine or two thousand right around one but I was a kid the USFL. We had the Boston breakers Johnny Walton Randy Vita and it was fun man. It was fun for a few weeks and I don't know why it folded holded but We'll eventually the talent or lack thereof and if you saw some of the teams like some of these weren't very good people go to college which Games Division people go to watch amherst play you know. Tufts it's not the level of talent. It's it has to be competitive right. I think they need need some stars and they need to keep pushing the gambling thing. Yes it works it's got the TV rights in and then they got the most important. The yeah the different dynamic now. Is that like you said people want to be entertained. You got paid. They called Kellyn capital bluff. It gave him twenty million bucks. I'd do that hard makeup. Call half the country be rooting against them and the other half. It'd be rooting for him. And that that sells you guys have convinced me. I thought it was ridiculous but absolutely you know he'll do he'll change the deal just like you deal with the the NFL tryout. You'll change the rules in midstream. And he'll find a reason not to play because he doesn't WANNA play. I read article about that. They're both sides on that. I think we're guilty. NFL was kind of stupid and how they did some stuff along those lines and ills. Little forced. But I I if if you're the XFL why not pay us this it will work. You would make tackle it out. Made goes back in two weeks. You think What if he sucks what? He's not as good as backup is a good chance that the guys played in a long time. But that's a good story. People still talk about And if he says he stink if he stinks than the people says see I told you he stinks and those people are going to continue to watch it because they're going to want to watch him suck and they're gonNA WANNA watch him fail fail because that is their redemption and they're vindicated and if he plays well then it's all the people saying see he should've been played in the NFL. This chance our marketing plan. You'd think about all the media have to talk to the media literally during the Games they have to do it. He doesn't like that he likes his girlfriend and do all the talking for. If you're on the sideline he can control the narrative. A little bit for the anthem may be like a wrestling. Do the. He'll do whatever you WANNA do. Not right literally on top of the flag. Stand on top of the stadium. Whatever you want to burn the flag before every game? That would I mean. I'm sure that would be something that would work. Let's hold works and BITs McMahon's world the villain. Everybody let him be Colin. This is this is what you WANNA do fine. Whatever on the sideline go ahead on the bench with him so when they stuck a camera in his face she would answer all the questions? So what Hatrick. Mom Girlfriend was a why. Why can't be everywhere? She deserves pattern. Tares helped her yet. I like Patrick Mahomes. I'm rooting for him. But he's got to get rid of her. She's too annoying which she's been on social media..

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"nick francona" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

09:39 min | 2 years ago

"nick francona" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Francona Marine Corps vet and son, of Cleveland, Indians manager Terry Francona who says that he was fired. By the, New, York Mets for asking too many questions about money. Baseball is, donating, to veteran charities Shared some some suggestions for major league baseball that. I thought that they would would eagerly embraced because they had taken a lot of flack for this in the. Past and there were there were actually some, pretty prominent. Players are had spoken. Out about this and and in fairly comedic way in. In the past years Greg. McCarthy he is a pitcher curly brace when. He was with the dodgers he had gone on, Twitter and said something locking major league baseball in generations and sold in the diaper free and by by this. Will have to say thank you And that that went viral it's pretty funny and I thought major league baseball embraced the, idea of, trying to recognize individuals and and three breeding their program more by. The intended spirit of of moral day and not making it like their their tasks effort for very towel Asli. Commercializing it and it wasn't particularly even like, all disguise It was a little interesting to me is I thought, that that would, be a be something that they were really embrace and instead it was their response to it was they're more upset that they got criticized in the past and it wasn't, about getting the writers about avoiding criticism to me what's surprising is that when an employee calls it out and an employee is fairly. High visibility as you said you've gone to great lengths, to avoid anyone being able to accuse you of nepotism? During your time major. League baseball being the son of the manager of. Major league team, but because you do have that name also makes you a little bit more high profile than the average person working in baseball operations did it surprise you that major league baseball then apparently according to you pressured the Mets to let you go. Not not at all I mean it was It's not at all. Surprising I, mean the This was not something that I just decided to go out. And speak out about like. Arbitrarily one, day It had been as I said like this was a hundred percent related to like the. Traditions and I had been tried to spend time trying to work behind the scenes to dress them this and The the response was, just smug and arrogant of like even when you're when you're saying like guys like? This is like talking. To some the gold star families this is what they think about this and it was like wouldn't even respond like they clearly did not care when you when you're doing that I think it. Was it was pretty indicative of. When when they've been, doing this Memorial, Day, program for ten years in chosen yet to actually like, days of these families and and care what they think about it that's that's pretty telling right there and They they didn't respond I mean I was trying dozens of times over the, course of the year and, got some point where I felt like he was a? Wax resorted to put some pressure on them publicly and unfortunately? That's, how that's how they keep changing when you're doing ugly cynical behind set and it's I equally resent the fact that I had to do that I don't feel. Like it's it's not something I enjoy, doing but I felt, like it was the only way that she change and of course you also recently? Tweeted out some forms. Pictures of some forms was at the Mets are MLB that asked you to have was it gold star families sign in regards to some of these these merchandise things can you tell us about. The deal with those forms were. Yes Yeah so those kind of funny and, interestingly enough that's like among, the most like it was incredibly stupid on their part? But is very among the more like benign examples and messing? Big Standby also share, some of the more, awful stuff but the, what I had been able to implement with major league baseball was ignoring the recommended, changes for the Memorial Day program that a lot. Of vegetables like my my idea long shut we had I'd asked if I could take a read on doing some things with the mess and we're able to do some, really cool stuff if you haven't seen the mug recommend checking out the the Mets social media accounts. That had, players make videos that were paying tribute to individuals that are that are controlled. And we matched them up on their. Their hometowns or go to the. Same colleges or. High. Schools then we we focus on a lot, of locals and the New York area as well and we connected with, the families beforehand I personally make sure they were they were good It and then the the families were outstanding and really touched by it is, a it was a great experience and one of the things one of the one aspect of that. Program was, on Memorial Day we were gonna have the players where the black metal bracelets. The probably every veterans familiar with and. For individual that had some personal. Connection to them And so we we did that, I had made up we had a a small veteran dome, company on California make them they didn't outstanding job and I get I get a form Emailed the, the next day about Hey we need to families to sign these and I and I read it and this was after the. Fact to talked to the family so I'm reading the form like. There's not a chance in hell I'm, going to send us the families and I responded by this is, an Email from a Mets employees and then I knew the individual. Involved certainly wasn't wasn't driving this she I don't think she's really. Had the wherewithal to do so. And I asked he's bright idea this was I wanted to get to, the bottom of it and she she sheepishly told me that it was MLB and this was the day before I. Was I was out anyway so it's never really figured it out. Beyond that but I would love. To have to step up and take ownership of this and I don't, know I don't know whether it was Just having somebody be like a fairly detached and, cold like lawyerly approach to it but I think tiger wage and take of. Of like what what. They actually think about this stuff We're speaking with Nick Francona formerly an employee of the New York Mets before that worked for the Anaheim angels and other teams Nick, one of the things I wanted to ask you about being a Mets fan being very familiar with the. Organization and how it works and who's there the general manager of the team although now, I, believe is out on a form of sick leave sandy. Alderson is a veteran as well and as I've heard you say, in interviews that I've read. Apparently was telling you like hey you got to scale, back on the criticism of. MLB he's a veteran was disheartening for you to hear a, fellow veteran tell you something like that Yeah it was That was a really tough experience and I have a lot of. Respect, for sandy Service and also his current baseball Today we didn't see eye to eye on how to address these, issues that I felt like, I I think sandy was he he's very close, with people in the Commissioner's office and I think In my opinion need wanted to protect them and and I wanted to to protect bachelor, and gold star families more, and that that was certainly frustrating than I thought, I thought like There were some blind spots towards the baseball politics and sort of what was, right and I look I. Tried tried like hell I feel like exhaustively, try to work behind the scenes and not just come out and criticize major league baseball because I. Knew that but that is inherently inflammatory people are sensitive about that Criticize But at the end of the, day I feel like it was the, point whereas the the only only thing that would achieve change and the and on top of, that like I think the response is very Kelly Like you guys, who spent a lot of time trying, to try to beat me up in an attack and again like stolen though like where money's, going or haven't been remotely transparent about that Following my conversation with Francona I spoke to major league baseball who told me that one hundred percent of royalties from licensing, fees for the military themed apparel goes to veteran charities each? Year. When I asked for any numbers available in regards to the sales of that apparel or what percentage from overall sales is donated they politely declined to provide them as for the New York Mets a team Representative. 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04:18 min | 3 years ago

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"That being said, I think that in certain situations, like the one that I found myself in, I didn't go to the academy any illusions of playing major league baseball, and I went to the kademi to play admittedly, not necessarily for the quote, unquote right reasons. But I went to the academy knowing what I was getting into and realizing that I was going to have to serve. So I don't think that they're totally misguided saying, hey, these guys are signing up for five years actives, three years reserve and and trying to get out. But I do think that in these in these cases where we have athletes who are able to go in and. Represent the army represent the academy. You know, I, I played with Alex or who was unable kademi grad and marine represent the Marine Corps represent the the naval academy. You know, these guys have special opportunity to have a different impact on the armed services than they would ever have wearing uniform and you know, and that's not to say that, you know, I couldn't have an impact when I was wearing uniform. I felt like I had I had the opportunity to lead soldiers in to to learn from soldiers in into have a positive impact love doing that. But I'm also not now, again operating under the illusion that I'm some great officer that the army needs me ran in a without me. What does the army gonna do? Right. And sometimes when you're in your early twenties, you make mistakes. I remember my early twenties. I signed a till death do us part contract, and I was like after a couple of years, like this is both that goes about doing half years. I need to get out of his contract. I just quick thing. Were you there for the patriotic streaker on Friday. Was not now. Okay. Not no. Okay. Okay. But you you did serve two years of active duty? Yes. What what branch of the army were you in. I was a, I was thirteen sparks board officer, tiller boy, boy, red legged got a boy. God. Economist. But no. So as a result you get treated differently in the club houses that you walk into? Yes, I think there's a, there's a certain amount of respect whether it's undo or not, that that people just I think people just naturally carry a little bit of of reverence for for for people who have who have served in. You know, like I said, I don't whether it's undo or not, it's it's nice, and it's good to see that like that I, it gives me a little bit of perspective to know that these guys are treating, you know, all all guys who who have who have served with with that same respect. Whenever I, I've watched quite a bit of ranger baseball. 'cause I'm gonna Astros fan, but I always look at a guy like Adrian bell trae and imagine him and the role of like a sergeant first class, and I think all my awesome had it. Yeah. Yeah, I agree where you could just like he fucks it to you at the same time. You know, he's really damn good at his job. You think he. He would. He'd probably be the starting first class of your guys team, right? Yeah, you know. So, I mean, I mean, I'm in triple a. right now, so I don't. I haven't actually met Adrian, but having seen him play for a long time and kind of seeing how he runs at him. It's exactly what you would imagine. Like baseball Potenza look like, you know, that is that's he's the guy. And how do you think makes league baseball in general, does in its treatment towards veterans and active duty? Military because we just recently had a conversation with someone Nick Francona who was on the opposite end and said, major league baseball isn't doing enough, so it just kinda get your perspective as someone who still in the game and what you think. You know, I think that there is I, I think that the the major league baseball, all these teams do a really good job of of making an effort to to to bring guys who have served or have special special days, special occasions for for veterans or have have deals for like I know it when I was in school. I know at the Yankees games and Mets games that if you're active duty, you could either get in for free or get in some type of discount tickets..

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03:48 min | 3 years ago

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"You're gonna get all kinds of good shit, and it's not gonna be seven. Eleven Boehner pills. Cocaine does get people. I, I, I read that wrong re read red room wrong. So you hate to see it. You hate to see it. No, this is actually not a good good look for our our military in general, but came out this week, and we have mentioned this topic on the show months ago, but it new update is the US naval academy said it's going to charge one of its midshipmen who is accused of allegedly dealing cocaine and other narcotics and what may be one of the biggest drug cases at the school in years, the charges are related to June, fifteenth, arrests. In the firefly music festival, police arrested, two Ohio men after they allegedly sold ecstasy to undercover police officer police officers and upon searching their car, they found thirty three grams of ecstasy, four point, six grams of cocaine, one point, one grams of marijuana in a digital scale. I don't know drugs really that well, because I've never done any of those things. And that's actually that that's not me saying that. I've actually never done any of the things mentioned. I don't even know if that's a lot. Seems like a lot though. Well, let me tell you. It's a goodly amount. It'll get the party going. So, yeah, bad for the navy bad. Look for the naval academy at look, bad. Look at the same time, kind of look, navy parties, the navy fucks. Instead of spending all their money on NFL games would be like, hey, the least. Yeah, that could be totally a thing. But man, I don't. It is. I think aside from the marijuana, I do know about these other drugs in terms of like drug testing, they're in and out of your system real quick. Yes. So although, you know, in addition to being very prevalent party drugs among civilians, they're probably the drug of choice for those in the military because the chances of coming up hot on a pissed are less likely when you got something that's gonna just flush out of your system so quickly. Right? And it says the naval, I guess, the naval academy, they get drug tested three times a year. They just don't know when it's going to be. And like if I was into this kind of stuff, I'd take my chances on that. But at the same time I feel like it's, you have to work so hard to get into the naval academy. Why would you? I know everybody's human at everybody fucks up, but like, man, that's such a crazy thing. I knew guys who got kicked out for for marijuana and you when you see who it is, you're like, okay, that makes sense. But in. I'm sure there were people who did the other drugs mentioned at schools. Well, but I'm of the same campus UK it's it was for me. I mean, aside from the fact that I never had really a desire to, I've never had the personality that try things like that. It never occurred to me to roll those dice pianos that one night of fun is that worth all the work I put in to get into the school and then subsequently not ruining the life I could potentially have after by being kicked and not just the fact that you're gonna get kicked out of school. I wouldn't do it just because I wouldn't want to stand outside the commanders fucking office for that long. I'm going to be like him by like weight and talk to the first sergeant or the chief in this case. And that's a long day. I mean, even though you know and you know what the outcome is going to be, you're going to get kicked out of school, right? You're going to get kicked out regardless active duty. Yeah, you're just going to be sitting there and it's going to be a miserable time. Everybody looks at you like you're ship bag. You're going to have to start. Mopping. Like when you're waiting for your admin, separation orders, you're going to be mopping and cleaning and going to get the bug a. Schrafft's for you. I sergeant not worth it at all. And I like I, I've dabbled in things before and after the Marine Corps..

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04:10 min | 3 years ago

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"But ultimately, it sounds like there's just a big pervasive problem within major league baseball. Yeah, and it's and that that's what's by far most disappointing to me because I mean, this is it's like I grew up around the game, like our family friends around the game and like like, I'm like an outsider now for for in like turned into a pariah by major league baseball for for speaking out on things that I'm particularly proud of. And I think it's like a really tried to do the right thing at at every turn here and make a difference and stuff isn't hard. It's really not that hard, but it's, it's been like there's such a short term orientation where and then I think that's exactly paid by the fact that there's so few veterans in baseball to start with it. And there wasn't anybody to really like shake them and be like, look like, we've got to do a little bit better than this and that like even like even like give you an example like during the like Moby eventually a year after the fact did did a sham. Of an investigation and their like you're having like the CEO of the dodgers of making statements about how like like me being violent because I was veteran and I'm like, like when the happens on like I was actually awesome. This is great. Like now you're gonna see like how silly this is and for that for that kind of thing to happen. Like total impunity is it's it's really disappointing. Yeah. Well, you know, we're grateful that you're speaking of on behalf of our community and hopefully can this will affect some change overall in a major league baseball. So we really appreciate you being the pioneer here. All right. Before we go, what is the most fucked up thing that you saw your time in the Marine Corps. Oh boy. Doesn't have to be a war crime. But funny, you mentioned that. When it was might have been like two weeks after I got back. I was I was at home on the eve and get a call from our Exo and we're, that's when the marine snipers teen on bodies scandal broke. Yeah. And there's there. There were. There were two teams there at the time. We see the date on the video, but all the faces are bored out. And I'm like, man, like I'm pretty sure this wasn't my guys, but like there's a, I can't say without one hundred percent because like some of them has like had to go. You'd be a little a little wacky at times. So there's like a fifty percent chance as us. And I, I was like a little panic there for for about two weeks and it turned out it turned out. It wasn't our guys. They soar by and eventually came out as another battalion, but I was sweating it out there for a little bit. So yeah, dab your phone on you like extra clothes like, yeah. Was your you're pissing on people walk? Yeah, I was like, man, I really hope like. I'm pretty sure this wasn't awfully like you ask, did you ask you guys or was it like whenever you're person and you have a shitty Bank account, you don't even look at your checking account number. You're like, I don't even want to ask them. I don't wanna know. Eventually I'll find out. No, I I was asking them for. Sure. 'cause I'm like, well, did you guys like shoot people like drag the bodies back without like, did you guys like not tell anybody like any of this stuff? And I'm like, try to like like mainly this is kind of implausible. I really hope it wasn't our dudes, but it fortunately it was not. I was a little. I was a little worried about it for a couple of days though. All right. Well, Nick, as I said, we appreciate you joining us. We appreciate you speaking up on behalf of veterans involved with with major league baseball. And hopefully as I said, we'll see some changes here in the near future, and I trust with your marine background and Ivy league degree that you're gonna land on your feet. Even though you're, you're not in baseball anymore. So we wish you the best of luck in appreciate you joining us today. Thanks. I appreciate you guys have me on. Thanks. Next number five..

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04:14 min | 3 years ago

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"Insane, it's like honor volume von service members, and you haven't engaged with that community at all. You're probably doing something wrong. Yeah. I mean, at one point I mentioned out of the thousands of employees in major league baseball, only ten or veterans. So it's where where where's the message that, hey, we want to support our veterans and do all these things that everybody can see. But then behind the scenes, we're not really doing our part to support veterans. Yeah, that in that port was one that I spent a ton of time on those particularly frustrating for me because like most of the places I worked in baseball, I was the, I was the only veteran or there might have been one or two others to the best of my knowledge. I didn't work with a single other post nine, eleven veteran like like in the core areas I was working in there. There was actually one at towards the end of my tenure, the message that that I played a role in hiring, but outside of that they really didn't exist. You see this, like just the. The dichotomy on on one hand, you have this like really, we're going to scream really loud about how much we support this. And on the other side, it's it's, you're like a novelty item, right? But at the same time we do kinda gotta be careful because we look at our generation of vets who get all this recognition constantly, and you look back at the Vietnam veterans. And sometimes I think whenever you see post nine eleven vets complaining about the type of attention that you get like they must be thinking, dude, I wish I would have got any of that forced or not. Yeah, I think that's totally valid. And I think the the thing that I think that's completely dialed, and I think the the thing that was a lot of I, I heard from a lot of veterans over the last few years that were interested in in crews and sports baseball, and. And what they usually said it was a, they didn't really know where else goes. So they, they try to try to find help somewhere. And I try to try to help as many of them as I could and not a single one of them had this attitude of, I deserve something special and there was no entitlement there. They, they really just wanted a shot and get to get their resume ready, even and I, it's tough to get into sports period. It's really hard, and I like even from my experience, I like if I was going into front office after college, I had a kind of Laker prototype of of a baseball for an office resume playing baseball league school. And even with all the connections I had coming out of the Marine Corps does a lot harder and that that was a pretty surprising to me because it's not. It's not necessarily something I expected and these guys, these guys didn't want that. I was trying to help. They didn't want any like leg up. They didn't want any unfair advantage. They didn't. They. They've really just wanted like a reasonable shot and they didn't want the stupid stuff that was getting in the way of where it's like had a guy recently told me that they were there MRs for job that he was massively overqualified for and during the interview, they, they ended the interview when they asked him about his reserve obligations. And that's the kind of thing where it's like, okay, like like, really, we're going to sit here and talk about how much we support the military, and then you're like, actually, like overtly gonna going to bang you guy because of the the reserve obligations that that's that's a little much. And we, we talk a lot about mental health on this show, getting treatment and things like that. One of your biggest moments, I think in the article that stuck out was your treatment. After you came and told your bosses and supervisors that you had traumatic brain injury, and you needed to get treatment for that. Can you tell us what happened with that backlash. Yes. So it was. I things are going really well and enjoyed working there and and. It was the guy was overtly supportive and kind of try like saying the right things, but I I could tell right away that it wasn't..

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04:03 min | 3 years ago

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"There's always been the like going back to ancient times like the the Marshall nature of sports and now it's not nearly as we're Gannex. So we sort of have to fake it and on the sports side, I think it evolved into something that could be monetize pretty quickly on on one hand and on the other. I think there's this. There's a really good quote from an anonymous executive about dean afraid of being seen as unpatriotic when when you don't roll roll out the soldiers per game, or have you normally flags or on film. Listen ceremonies, and I think that's certainly an element of it and and I was actually surprised that that that quote in that article. So much traction because that that I think that's kind of like a given around the around baseball, certainly and major league baseball officials are actually really transparent about this when we had discussions and they they're, they're big fear. Overall was they didn't want to be seen like the NFL in the last year and a half and have Donald Trump tweeting at them. And so I, I think what that does is the kind of leaves leasing on this on the superficial level where it is we trust our players up in Cambodia and have giant flags like all good in the world, and it is hugely beneficial. I mean, like when we go to games and you see, like I know the Jags but specifically the Jaguars specifically right before the beginning of the fourth quarter, they have a military member come up in ring. This big bell, everybody. Cheers. They play like proud to be American. Everybody feels great. The NFL gets like a good feeling from it. Even though that in the DOD has a recruiting budget that they have to use, and it's a great recruiting tool because people look at it, like, man, if I do this job, people. Really respect me and they just go through the whole thing. But the idea of having forced patriotism doesn't seem exactly right, and sometimes it doesn't feel necessary. Like I've noticed there's a big shift and a lot of vets who are like, do we really need to play the national anthem at a lot of sporting events? What's the deal with that? How do you feel about that? You think that patriotism, we're trying to push it through a little needle a little bit too much, or should we continue on the same course? I, I think that's a great point in. There's obviously a lot of different elements of that. I think I think. We to start with it. One of the issues that have his, it makes you question sort of like everything in terms of you want to see that a couple teams are getting paid for this, and these are orchestrated events and you wonder like what kind of what's real here and what's Jay Allen. It's like the American version of finding out Santa Claus isn't real exactly. And then the other, the other thing that I, I think where you see some problems with it is it almost it almost like satiate this like like we check the patriotism box. We leave the conversations that at a certain level. So like even when it is genuine is at, I think it's sort of like people often Maka kind of like the thank you for your servicemen Paletti. I think it is a lot of ways like prevents conversations from going deeper because I think like at the end of the day, like if you're, I would hope that not a ton of people I know. I know a lot of guys that from my experience certainly aren't serving so they can throw the first pitch at a game or or get discount tickets. That's not the point. And if if you are like probably got some other, she's and if and that's also probably like I think like like sports seems in society. You can probably do better than than that being the level of engagement. I will say though that after I got shot and I came back and the Redskins gave me box tickets and the nationals game, he's ticks behind home plate. I was willing to go back again. I was like, these are the kind of purchase that you'll get sign me the fuck up. Chaco Merle's for that one. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I'll do the other arm of not going to do anywhere that would really, but the other arm would have been fine with me..

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04:16 min | 3 years ago

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"It was one of those cases where you just have to be open about it and say, like guys, like I need your help to like your. It's definitely no doubt. Nothing was driven MLS and and really like should be. And I think like, I think once they once they recognize it, I want to empower them and give them some responsibility and kind of governing running the platoon. They still had the respect who's in charge and and certainly a leadership challenge. But it was a something I enjoyed and I think a lot better for it. Yeah, no doubt about it being around those guys as great and it probably didn't hurt that. Your dad was Terry Francona? I one of my marines whenever I was a company gunny was John Paxson son, who's the g. r. for his the president of the bulls and they always would try to get him to play on the intermural basketball teams or the base wide basketball teams. Did you have that where they were constantly standing, you different commanders around be like, hey, we got the softball tournament coming up. We know you're pretty good. No, but we something guys figured it out right away. I mean, where your name on your on your uniform. So it's kinda hard to to get away from that. It really didn't come up a ton like every now and then like the like when I was going through some of the train, some of the the public relations people were trying to trying to ten thousand a couple headlines from it and stuff like that. I tried to way low for the most part, but it it really didn't come up. The funny story of it was when when we were in Afghanistan ended up couple of with with with a couple of guys in one of our sniper teams on on the roof, and they're really we, you're getting bull hanger. Nate fights and nothing too serious. But I, I ended up throwing throwing like he probably got the best arm here. So once you have that. That worked out. So Nick, how long did you end up serving in the marines? Just under four years. Okay. So just under four years, and then. Ever since nine. Eleven? We've seen the presence of the military in professional sports. You know, the the recognition recognition of soldiers on the field. We have reenlistment ceremonies. So obviously there was a need for some sort of liaison and you filled that role for the Mets ultimately, right. No, that was that was something I think it was a little misconstrued in the article. I was my job is I was in baseball operations just like the just like kind of any front office path on the baseball side. In particular, the mess I was working on on player, development of trying to dig is up through the minor league system and and refined and developed the prospects as far as working on the the military stuff. That was something that I want offered to in in my free time and was was passionate about in and saw that there's some gaps and try to try to step up and help out on this. So. Let me just read you a quick stat here is kinda some interesting numbers. So in two thousand twelve, New York army, national guard pay the Buffalo Bills, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to conduct on-field reenlistment ceremonies twenty fourteen the Georgia national guard paid the Atlanta Falcons hundred fourteen thousand to sing the national anthem twenty fifteen the air force paid NASCAR. One point five million in part for veterans to shake hands with reaching legends. So do you think the patriotism that we have now in sports was born out of just that just professional organizations having overt patriotism, or was it an assessing for the military. To continue probably goes. Yeah, I think it's probably goes back a little further. I think I, I don't wanna be like too cynical about it because I think I think they're, I don't think it's. Entirely black and white. I think there's there's probably an organic element of it post nine, eleven where it was a unifying factor. I think like like a lot of things that he involved on on both sides where there's there's all on the military side..

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03:44 min | 3 years ago

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"I don't think so. Not at thirty six. It's not not at thirty six. There's nothing special. Everybody's freaking out about reas birthday because it's twenty one. And then I'm just sad sack. Sally sex gives a shit. Yeah, nothing. Nothing's good again until I guess forty when they can make something of it, but thirty six is just like, oh, okay, Chaffetz his birthday next. And last night he was like, I was like, what are you going to do for the big day? And he's like, I'm like, go out and get myself a coconut cream pie. Just made me so sad like, oh, did you guys ever have a birthday in the military that you had anything in particular happen to you because it was your birthday? Nope, not me. I was. I was in Volusia for my. I don't remember what twenty fifth birthday I believe it was and it was like five days before I got shot. It was my first thing doing anything. With reconnaissance men. And so they have a tradition that when it's your birthday, they take their flippers the Swinton's and binge over in swat you pretty fucking hard with the swim. Fins in my legs were Bruce to absolute hell from like my asshole to my knees of from just getting beat. They just like to beat you up. Yes, that's weird thing like the beat you. I think it's just the military in general. I turned twenty four in Iraq. I got ambushed tackled tape to a poll Mike. My soldiers new. I didn't like coffee, so they poured very ice cold water and then just ground up coffee. All over me. Put shaving cream over may and again, like the drink coffee or yet like to touch the coffee grounds. Now, I just didn't like the. I don't drink coffee now. I don't like I don't really care for the taste or the smell even so they knew that. So they thought it would annoy me if they poured coffee grounds all over me, which what do you get it. Starbucks. I've seen you with like Starbucks Cup. I t you get to drink tea? Yeah. What a fancy boy move. Oh, you know it, you know it, but and then each one, by one they stood in line came and got one punch on my arm. And you know they didn't really hold back. Well, actually, now that you say, I have a way cuter birthday story than both of yours when I was in Afghanistan on my second deployment, it was a way fluffier deployment. I was on camp leather neck and they have like pizza places and coffee bean and tea leaf, isn't that so ridiculous how, how drastic the difference can be on it if women between a major base and annouced. Yeah, and I had like serious foam. Oh, when I saw people going outside the wire, I'm like, I'm stuck on this like whatever. But I wasn't complaining when I was eating the pizza, but I turned, I think I turned twenty three or twenty four, I forget, but I worked very closely with the Afghan interpreters because part of my job was vetting third country nationals at for jobs on the base and stuff like that for physical security kind of stuff. And we had all become really good friends throughout the time. So they threw me a surprise. Birthday party on my birthday, and they had all gone to the Afghan bizarre. Bought me all these neat little like, so I still have all these little Afghan trinkets. They got a giant pizza. I sound like such a Pogue telling the story, but it's true even had a cake for me somehow because the flights coming in, it was not unfortunately, but there would be flights that coming in all the time. So they had arranged like a friend of a friend was coming in from like Dubai or somewhere where they had a Dunkin donuts even brought me like Dunkin donuts into the country. Yes, it was like a really fancy very fancy. So I did not get tied to a pole and beaten with flippers, but. Like. Is your birthday, Connor. Did you get any gifts while your birthday in Iraq? People at home sent me things. And in fact, the girl I was dating at the time somehow made a cake and sent that that I actually it somehow kept in the mail..

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03:57 min | 3 years ago

"nick francona" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

"Welcome back to another edition of zero blog thirty. We got chaps Kate cons Brenton there with his little door a little self, not knowing how to keep lock securities learning all kinds of stuff. He went on a big boy ship to San Francisco. He's just a doorbell little bucket of PSC. Hold on. So let's get into that. This is the first time back from your chip from San Francisco? Yes. What are you talking about and how is the trip? Tell me all about it was good. I mean, I don't wanna get into it too much because I have San Francisco fatigue, but I will say this San Francisco shot up on my favorite cities lists. Yeah, big time. Greats I would say San Francisco is a top. To city in America. Well, wow, what's what's one to San Diego and San Francisco and most as Cisco actually might be one because it's just so beautiful there. The weather's perfect. Like I mentioned here, it's one hundred five degrees. When we left San Francisco, the temperature was fifty eight degrees when I landed in San Antonio, one hundred and eight degrees of fifty degrees fucking different, right? And we had the best. I'm sorry, but we have the best. Everybody in San Francisco has great calf muscles because the hills we were there for the rugby sevens. Everybody had great thighs and it was just like a lot of good stems out there. You know what I mean? A lot of nice. Because I know I was just going to say it's like permanent vests. Weather was perfect for me. Oh, you you would crush out emphasis go when I went in April, I pack so many vests. It was great, but I'm also jealous because I'm I'm a connoisseur of fine legs. So I asked, I'm sorry to hear that. I missed all those great legs. You missed a lot of good legs, but hopefully you'll get you remember Matthias that plays for the US team. Yes, with highest thighs on Twitter, if you wanna see some good dude legs go to that best. They look like redwoods wanna smother barbecue sauce and actually tell that story on high hater. So he could tell that we took a trip out. I think it was Wednesday or Thursday that we were. I don't know the day's kinda run together, but we woke up and we had this plan to go shoot a video and Cal Berkeley. Like we were going to go to Berkeley and just fuck around with a bunch of lib tards. So So. we went up there and then we were going to go to the Redwood forests in hang out well, about forty, five minutes into the trip, Kate discovers that you can only park at the Redwood forest if you made a reservation like days in advance. Yeah, they just changed it. You have to like make call go online and like book yourself a parking spot. So we're sitting in traffic going up these mountains. I mean, the traffic was awful. It took us a long time to get out there and we're like, well, we already came this far once we discovered you had to make reservations. So we just kept going like, well, maybe we can sweet talk the guy or whatever. No, we went all the way out there saw the. I mean, it's not that far miles wise, but you could only go like twenty five thirty miles an hour because the roads are so steep and winding right all over the place. So just the process, but it is a beautiful drive out there. And then we went to sausalito after that and had lunch and sausalito sausalito fuck gorgeous city on the water ear. Yeah. Yeah. A good view of Alcatraz. It was just nice Ned coming back descent, where the factor live, San Antonio, terrible. It's just the city sought in the summer. Lovely during fall winter and some of spring, but summers just absolutely beautiful. Are brutal, the only thing. Good about summers. It's my birthday, happy birthday today. Happy for. Thank you. Rough part about my birthday is my lovely wife is out of town. She won't be back until tomorrow. So no birthday sex for me. Very sad. Is it even your birthday if you don't get to do it now?.

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"nick francona" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

04:09 min | 3 years ago

"nick francona" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"The deal and the most the most highly thought of as Dillon Tate who the right hander that the Yankees got in the BELTRAN trade that they made with the Texas Rangers couple years ago also sent a left-hander by the. Name of Josh Rogers and right handed relief. Pitcher by the name of core Cody Carol? So the Orioles in return for Zach Britton so any acts get a win last night Mets, got to win last night yank shave. Elite a game, off full of the Boston leaders the Red, Sox lost to. The Orioles Last night and the Yankees are now five games out Mets and Nick Francona who was the assistant director of player development is going to join me. On the show later we'll talk with Nick. About his feelings concerning the Mets I'm sure? That he's going to have some things to say and we'll get into it with Nick Francona, let me talk about this Rivas situation As here we are and by the way one. Of the things it's bothering me is. The way, the media most of the media not all of them but a lot of the media has really been hyping this jet season coming up almost to the point where I get, the feeling that the, media is anointing the jets not only are they anointing the jets they're anointing Sam darnold as well at the, same time and if you didn't know any better I mean listening reading the reports and the various newspapers and listening to people talk about darnold you'd think that. The jets were on their way to a twelve and. Four season the season and at least one maybe even two wins in the postseason maybe getting as far. As the AFC championship game this year Now that's not talent on this team, and I think this team is going. To be better this season but the pump the brakes. A little bit we place on this. Whole thing, with the jets and the anointing that's going on in the in the New York press over the state and especially with darnold I mean can we see the kid play I, you know before we, anoint them as you know this this shoo-in this lock is as a franchise quarterback please stop it And of course training camp is starting here real soon for both the jets and the giants but as far as the jet of the jets. Are concerned and, yesterday Durell Rivas was at, the jets facility in Florin Park New jersey at one jets drive and he signed a, one day contract facetiously before I said that he wanted to renegotiate it but that really plays into you, know being serious who was as a player and part of. The problem I have with this this. Lovin that's going on with Durrell Rivas is this guy is being, thought of and is going down in in. In a lot of people's minds as you know not only an all-time jet which I guess he is in terms of of being at. The top of his game and, arguably the best cornerback in the? League, for a, number of years when he was with the, jets but rebus with some of the comments that, he made yesterday And the way the jets are playing this whole thing they they actually had, a this stupid prompt that was at the jets the facility Yesterday leave this island they had, some, sand and they had some trees and he took some pictures in, front of Revis island, and for as good as the player was And I. I said last week there's no question in my mind he's a hall of Famer His skills also eroded quickly I mean when, he started, to go, downhill eight went downhill in a. Hurry for the real reebus Made seven pro bowls and the, best cornerback I think. In. In jets franchise history but a guy who. Didn't give a rat's ass about the, New York Jets. New York Jets fans nothing here's Rivas. Quoted in the New York Post when he's talking about his career. Quote it's been amazing my work ethic and my study habits I feel propelled me to strive to be one of the greatest it took a lot. Of. Work weekend and week out. To prepare and play the highest level and, covering, some of the toughest receivers in the world okay All right so far too. Much of a problem with that you know but now we get. Down to the final quote and the story that was in the post ready for this if he was known as a mercenary player and certainly he..

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"nick francona" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

04:21 min | 3 years ago

"nick francona" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"Talk brought to you by straight talk wireless, best phones, best networks, no contracts, some of the stuff that Nick brought up. I just think is fascinating. And you know a lot of people when I tweeted out that story without reading it, just seeing the headline immediately went into a rant about Colin Kaepernick, kneeling during the anthem. And I replied with never mentioned in the story has nothing to do with this story. You might wanna read it first and then respond to anything I've said, and I think that that's become so divisive this idea of what it says about you the way you react to the flag to the anthem to patriotism in general. And so that's why that line from baseball executive of we're continuing to do these. Acts of patriotism or of commercialized patriotism, not because we believe that it represents our true feelings about our military, but because of a fear that we will be labeled unpatriotic and there are a swath of people if you were to pull back on the flyovers and honoring veterans, and anthem stirring games would try to point the finger and claim that is exactly the reason why the NFL is kind of reenergized. This whole debate, sir? Yes, because of the very strong voices doing just that. Right? Because they were afraid of what might come down upon them politically if they didn't choose to make it more of an issue. I mean, look at the the conversation was with Nick. Francona was really interesting to me. The biggest takeaway for me is all these leaks, not just the NFL or MLB NBA or or whatever. Why don't more commissioners or people within the league sit and talk to these veterans or sitting talk to the family members. The goal. Star family members and say, how do we help you will, how do we honor the fallen soldier? The best way we can and even more, you know, transparency is big buzzword and sports. Why isn't there more transparency as to where the money for? Let's take the MLB hats. The camouflage hats with the American flag cats are prevalent in all over the league. Where does all that money go? Does that go back to baseball? Does that go to some of these families? Is that go to a type of hero fund? I mean, I don't know, and I sit there and I buy some of those ads there. And I think why, what am I doing this for? What is the reason? And and it just it the whole, the whole conversation, it makes me a little leery when I go to these games and I see all these teams. It happens here in Chicago at Wrigley field every day and like the fourth inning, a veteran. Comes out or an active member or an active member in and gets a standing ovation. And I want to stand and I want to applaud and I want to be there, but I think and this just feels so contrived, right commercial, especially when a few years ago we found out that so much of it is it's coming that there were over ten million dollars from the department of defense spent to the NFL MLB NBA NHL MLS not counting NASCAR, which was over a hundred million. There was a study done by McCain and flake that found fifty three million dollars in department of defense spending for patriotic displays at sporting events. If it's paid patriotism that it's propaganda. If it's forced patriotism, it's no longer inspired by the troops or by a desire to impose upon the audience at a sporting event, the feelings of respect for the for the current or former military. It's about Budweiser salutes them, Bank of America. Salutes them. You've monetize something that is no longer connected to their service. I wish the figureheads within the sport would get into rooms with the people that matter the most have better conversations about what is thought desired from them. And I hope that this story is another call to action for them and say, hey, what can we do better to help this situation? Well, and it sounds like that's what Nick Francona tried to do at the Mets and his voice was not. Yeah, his voice was not heard it was we're going to continue to doing what we've been doing, which has Quincy gently made us money and put put out this idea of our representation of patriotism that we feel reflects on us. Well until people start to get.

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"nick francona" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

03:58 min | 3 years ago

"nick francona" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"They were very open about that. Obviously, the timing indicates that as well. I'd been critical of major league baseball for not being transparent about where the money was going from the sale of the apparel. And I tried what I felt was exhausted behind the scenes that to get answers to these questions privately. I like going out on Twitter and challenging. The Commissioner's office was certainly not the first resort. Day hats and cammo jerseys and all the other sales combined with military holidays. Yeah. And that'd been going on for about a year and we'll was particularly bothersome about it was looked like all the sports teams do it. Our sales and mattress sales for Memorial Day, and some people are more focused on barbecues and that's fine by Lula's in the mindset that I need to go around telling people like how to celebrate Memorial Day. The point was that major league baseball explicitly markets and sells their items by green in that connection. And and I think Brandon McCarthy, like really set a best said, like generations of soldiers have had died for freedom by official baseball hat to say, thank you in obviously, mocking way, right. Not right that I think when when major league baseball is going to go that route, they have a they incur in in certainly an ethical obligation to to be a little more transparent and get this right. And if you're looking at it from one of the, the perspectives of the families that have lost. One, having a camouflage out there and having the ABC campaigns the the major league baseball. Those really does absolutely nothing to further their things that are important to them, which is really the. The thing that matters most is telling the story of levels and keeping their names alive and honoring them and dignified way. And that's what I was trying to do it Spain and fits. We're talking to Nick Francona former marine sniper platoon commander who went on to work in major league baseball. One of the comments from Howard Bryant story that stood out to me was a executive in MLB who said his sport promotes the military, not out of patriotism, but out of the fear of being called unpatriotic and that sort of one of the issues that arises out of this conversation, right? Which is there's nothing wrong with patriotism. There's absolutely nothing wrong with supporting veterans or active military, but when it becomes commercialized or money grab is when it feels like it's no longer collected connected in any way to that service. But that may be sports feel like they can't back off of it because they're. There's a precedent set after nine, eleven? How do you feel about the best way that sports could potentially maybe disengage a little from paid patriotism without riling up a group of people who might say it's because they're unpatriotic outstanding question, and I think they're not mutually exclusive in that. I think part of the issue is like how superficial it is, and then the other aspect of it is, is the poxy. So like I I had when I was looking into this one of the things that that really motivated me to try to push 'em OB to be better about this was I heard from dozens upon dozens of fashions who had reached out to me wanting help with a career and baseball. They were like particularly frustrated because they see how major league baseball is making public statements for really a decade now about, we want to support veteran transition and there among the one of the worst employers in America at hiring veterans, and that's broccoli, ten of five thousand employees, roughly ten of five thousand employees. Address that's coming from major league baseball. I find that hard to believe because that would be almost impossible to do if you're trying put like the point being is that they, they have programs in place to promote hiring of whether it's women or racial minorities. And for whatever reason they had refused for a couple of years now to include veterans in those programs and the the part that's really sad about it is like, I certainly don't expect to be treated special for for being a veteran..

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"nick francona" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

04:20 min | 3 years ago

"nick francona" Discussed on Only A Game

"This Memorial Day. I'm remembering Marine Corp. Christopher g share players. He says, we're emotional learning the stories of the dead soldiers from America's wars. They were bracelets naming soldiers. They were matched with it was authentic and personal appropriately, respectful of day, commemorating sacrifice. So an EM the flight back and I get an Email from someone with the with the Mets asking they're like, okay, great job. Now we need to get get all the families to sign these waivers to like wave the rights licensees for the bracelets at the guys wore in Wollo. We're not like absolutely not. They, they referred him as license holders, the families. And I'm like, think you mean. Like parent of like dead marine or soldier patently offensive and was like, no way I was going to get to have them sign then refuse to do. So I wanted to know exactly whose bread idea. This was going to give them fees my mind and that in pretty quickly. And then the next day was my last day there. They called me and said. You've done a great job here really had a huge impact, and you've also had a big impact on the the veterans of major league baseball. But your comments aren't compatible with having current baseball. So we're gonna have to part ways the Mets fired him. Nick Francona is now out of baseball. I'm not certainly not happy about not working in baseball, my dream job and was good at it, and the people that the fire Mirani told me I was very good at it. It sucks. Even thinking about it. I don't think I wouldn't go back and say it wish compromise my principles a little more so I could succeed here like if that's the price of success, like all find something else. I think it's sad. I think I think it's the about the state of major league baseball. Recruiting is a main reason. The military is imbedded in sports in an interview for my book, I told three star general Russell honorary. I didn't want the army recruiting my son while he watched the Red Sox, his response, you better hold onto them. If you don't want them in the army, we're going to recruit the hell out of them. That's how we man the force. I appreciate the generals honesty. Refreshing in a way, but I just I just think that's the wrong way to recruit vats. Bill story again, I was in williamsport. I lived in williamsport Pennsylvania for for nine years. The Little League World series and one year in air force. Van showed up. So kids little leaguers could come in, go into this van and play video games and the air force thought. This was a great idea for recruitment and I thought to myself, this is completely inappropriate. I mean, the Little League World series should be for children. I mean, they're not even Kenyan for baseball and for base, yeah, it should not be an opportunity for any military service to show up and try to recruit youngsters. When I was interested in military in high school. I went to see my civilian guidance counselor. There wasn't a marine recruiter, challenging me to pull up contest. So I see these kinds of things as a gradual process of the militarization of our society. And I just see it as something that we as democracy should be. Guarding against. We're sports go from here. I asked one baseball executive who told me his sport, promotes the military, not out of patriotism, but out of fear the fear of being called unpatriotic nearly twenty years after nine eleven villas story believes these rituals have served their purpose. We sing. God bless America during the seventh inning stretch, because that's what we do now. We have a huge flag and military fly overs because that's what we do. We celebrate a military person after the fourth inning because that's what we do, and we've come to expect it. I think we we, as Americans need to come together and recognize that all of this needs to be ratcheted back that we need to return to a simpler time. When you play the national anthem, you respected our country and then you play ball and you just enjoy the game the way it was meant to be injured..

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"nick francona" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

04:41 min | 3 years ago

"nick francona" Discussed on Only A Game

"Two thousand twelve, New York army, national guard paid the Buffalo Bills, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to conduct on field reenlistment ceremonies in twenty fourteen the Georgia national guard pay the Atlanta Falcons one hundred and fourteen thousand dollars to sing the national anthem in two thousand fifteen the air force paid NASCAR. One. Point, five million dollars in part for veterans to shake hands with raising legend petty your tax dollars at work? Yeah. I hate to say it, but I wasn't. I wasn't completely surprised, but I, I was disgusted by it. Patriotic displays. They mean a lot more to me when they're spontaneous, but to learn that these had been paid for that corporate teams. Teams owned by billionaires basically were collecting money from the military paid for obviously by you and me by the American taxpayer. Well. It was said, American flags of the ultimate good housekeeping seal and thanking veterans for their service disconnects the public from what has been nearly two decades of war. The ballpark ceremony obscures the realities of war and by focusing on soldiers inaugurates the government from antiwar criticism. Bill story tells me it's a form of emotional manipulation under the Bush Cheney administration. We weren't even able to see the the caskets of dead soldiers, the cost of war that very. Ugly face of war was being kept from us, so we feel nothing. Yeah, everything's being the only time we see it sometimes is when they bring out a wounded soldier, for example, and maybe he or she has lost two or three limbs, but they're brought out into an NFL stadium MLB baseball game, and the impression that you get is everything's okay, see, but we don't see this person struggling to get around at home and maybe being depressed because they've suffered this horrible wound in war. Nick Francona grew up in baseball. His last name is dead giveaway. His grandfather Tito Francona played fifteen years in the big leagues and was teammates with Hank Aaron in the nineteen sixties his father. Terry played ten years in the majors and famously manage the two thousand four Red Sox to their first World Series win in eighty six years. Nick took a different path. Yes, my freshman year of pen, a friend of mine that I played travel baseball with key head in Lissette after high school and and was infantry marine, and he was in Iraq during my freshman year in college, and it used to keep me up night and it would bother me a lot where I would. I would sit there and feel like, man, look, I'm playing a lot of online poker going to econ classes and going out to bars and and we have a war going on. I felt like I was missing out like not contributing doing my part. Nick joined the marines becoming a scout sniper, platoon commander in Afghanistan. I remember my mom at one point one me too. She's like, well, you can pick any of the jobs. One. And she like a comptroller finance type of officer Ma like nobody watches marine commercial and it's like, I really wanted to the accounting for them. Almost immediately. Nick felt the commercial effects post nine, eleven sports in may twenty ten even before he was deployed overseas, he was being sold as a hero. It felt inauthentic. They were having marine week in Boston, and it was a pretty big deal. They wanted to throw out the first pitch at Fenway during one of the games, it would have been a good story. Having the manager son be marine and throwing out the first pitch Fenway, but I was horribly uncomfortable at didn't think I'd done anything to serve that in gave them a firm pass on that one. After he left the service, Nick worked in baseball for the angels, the dodgers and the Mets extensively. He was a liaison to veterans, but what was being sold at the public is patriotism felt like commercialism with Bill story wrote outside the game, Nick Francona felt working within it. Cammo jerseys, corporate sponsorship of service without the authentic of service. The veterans felt like props, enemy. If you look at. Kind of the tone of what Memorial Day has become about. It's pretty gross. Even on the team's official Twitter accounts. Aflame emoji for like locale like hot. These Cama hats are and it's like really guys like that's the plan. I mean, you can imagine how some of these are families reacted that they were not remotely amused. I might have asked a question one hundred times and said, okay, if you're selling a forty dollar hat, how much of this is going to charity in where's it going?.

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