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"pacific coast league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

07:46 min | Last week

"pacific coast league" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"The point? The other issue was that often they didn't even call a ball in 81. So here's a story from May 1962 pitching clock finds no culprits. The 22nd pitching clock at the fairgrounds, which is supposed to enforce the new Pacific Coast league rule on speed at the mound, hasn't caused a cold ball yet. It might bother George bamberger, said Seattle skipper pesky, but I never saw the thing unwind past 9 seconds. And you know, I think that is instructive because 20 seconds, like if you go to fan graphs right now, I think the average pace, the time between pitches this year, it's like 23 seconds, and that includes when there are men on base when their runners on, which would not even be governed by the pitch clock. And I think for the most part, pitchers don't actually violate this if you sort of start it when the batter is ready and the pitcher is ready, which is how it has generally been understood. Most pitchers don't actually take 20 seconds or a longer, which is why I think you have to have a more aggressive pitch clock, which is what they're doing in the miners this year with 14 seconds with the bases empty or 18 seconds with runners on. So that was kind of a consistent theme in the early years of the pitch clock. Now, do we soriano, who was the head of the Pacific Coast league, he claimed that it has actually worked. It's a threat hanging over the pitcher's heads, the real slowpokes know they'll have to get that ball in there, or they'll be called for a ball, and he claimed that games were finishing 15 minutes earlier because of the pitch clock. And that same year, 1962, the national baseball Congress also adopted the pitch clock and the national baseball Congress at its tournament in August or September of that year. They tried it and the president of the national baseball Congress predicted that the majority of professional baseball leagues would adopt the clock the following season. That did not happen. As we all know that did not happen, he predicted that not only would most leagues adopt the pitch clock, but that it would increase attendance by 20% I think that was optimistic as well. He said that everyone loved this rule in the national baseball Congress, although there was another issue with when it rained the clock shorted out. That was a bit of a problem. I hope that they will have straightened out The Rain issue when the pitch clock comes to the majors next year, I suppose. But there was supposed to be a horn that blew. Do you think we need any sort of sound effect? As far as I know in the miners currently, but would you like to have a horn of some sort or some other sound that indicates a pitch clock violation? I think that having like a funny sound like a maybe it doesn't have to be funny, but I do think that it is useful for the quality of the vibes in a ballpark to differentiate between rules and enforcement that is at the discretion of the umpire and rules enforcement that is not. Because, you know, this has been part of my objection to the robo zone at least in its testing environment in the early going where when I first saw the robo zoom being tested in the fall league, it wasn't announced to the crowd. They didn't know the people I knew, because I'm me, but most of the people there didn't know because why would they know that? That's a thing you don't need to know to go to a folly game. And so call would go against whomever they were rooting for. They would boo the umpire and I was just like, I just thought this gentleman's fault that you are mad. He is not the one inciting you to feeling like that's not his problem. And so I do think that having a procedure so that it is made clear like, well, it isn't the ump, it's the clock that clock that at times shorts out. It's that clock's fault. It's not the umpire's fault. I think that that's useful. Because otherwise, people get really feisty and then, you know, it can be kind of a bad web. So in 62, the national baseball Congress guy he estimated that it would cut an average of 20 to 30 minutes from games which seemed quite optimistic. I heard that before. Yes. Well, the following year, there was one league that actually did adapt the pitch clock the Texas league, a double-A league. They had pitch clacks throughout that whole circuit, I believe. And I will just read you a post mortem of how that went. This is from the El Paso Herald post in 1964, it was a gimmick. And gave the Texas league some publicity, it may have resulted in helping increase attendance of fans who thought there'd be better chances of them going home earlier and the clocks may have made some of the teams and players more speed conscious, but it's doubtful if there has been much time saving and they have ceased to be any kind of attraction to the fans if they ever wear one. The umpires have not been for them and have reluctantly gone along because they've been under orders to they cost each club $1500 to install their delicate mechanism is always getting out of kilter. There are spare parts to buy and these parts aren't as inexpensive as going to your watch repair and getting your ingersoll cleaned and overhauled. There is a $50 bill for parts every time we turned around, said John fu and general manager of the sun kings. So not impressed with how this went. Can I just say that it is deeply funny to me that it was thought that and I get it. The whole reason that we are fixated on pace of play is to make it more entertaining. And part of why we care about that is the hope that it will inspire more people to be invested in baseball because they'll have a better time. So I know that the argument isn't really actually different at all, but it is funny to me when it is stated explicitly in the following terms. You are more likely to show up if you can leave early. That is, that's a funny thing to say out loud is like a inducement to engage with an entertainment product. So that's all I had to say about that carry on. Yeah, so now let's fast forward here to 1969. So again, who knew you had affiliated teams in 1962 and then the Texas league in 1963 and I think the quad city angels in the Midwest league, they were using a pitch clock in the early 60s, so who knew? I didn't know someone probably knew, but I was not aware that the history was so extensive. So 1969, this is a time of a lot of change, right? The strike zone is changing again. The mound is being lowered. We're coming off the year of the pitcher. Everyone is fretting about offense being low and baseball being boring and too much dead time, sound familiar. So there are a lot of articles from that time that sound exactly like articles from now. Sure. And I think we are heading for a period of similar change prompted by the bottoming out of offense. So I guess kind of slipping in another change in the midst of these changes that were happening, the American League decided that it was going to order the pitch clock to be installed in 1969 across the league. However, teams balked at this teams were not happy about this at all. So I will read a bit of a story here from 1969. Joe cronin, the San Franciscan who is named to the presidency of the American League after a long and distinguished career as a shortstop manager in general manager. Again, is proving what aggressive inspirational intelligent leadership is. The big fellow recently set out a bulletin asking all his member teams to install clocks or timers to assist in the enforcement of the long ignored 22nd rule in some organizations a bulletin by the head would be regarded as an order..

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Great Ballpark Great City. Also when you look at cities across the United States that have a high amount Of baseball players who live in that city in the off season. You know, you think about areas in Texas. You think about it some areas in Florida Obviously, Arizona there are a lot of baseball players. But Nashville is another place where there are a lot of ball players and I could tell you There's a fair amount of guys out there that if they are a if they're a sought after player who might make the major league team or might be a triple a guy, and they know that about themselves, they know that they're going to be going into spring training. Competing on. Obviously they want to be on a big league roster. But if they're not going to be on a big league roster if they're going to be a triple a guy the opportunity to be in Nashville, where they might call that home is something that they very much looked, too. So there are some advantages. There are a lot of advantages to Nashville. I believe it's going to be a 10 year agreement. That's something that's new. Previously, the player development contracts between organizations and teams have been two years, four years, occasionally six years. Major league Baseball doesn't want The affiliation shuffle that we have very commonly seen and minor league baseball so They're really pushing towards these longer term agreements all the way around. It's good. I'm sure there are some people inside of the Brewers organization that are still Not super happy with the way they were treated by the Nashville sounds when you know six years ago when everything went down the way it did, But now they're able to go back in there and hopefully the hurt feelings we've mended. I I've always thought it's cool. That you kind of had the two way thing where The national Triple A team is providing players for the Brewers and then Conversely, the Admirals are providing players for the Nashville Predators. So just that that Milwaukee Nashville connection that exists both in baseball and hockey, of all the stuff that's kind of cool, so that's a small thing, but it is it is back, so I think most people could be pretty happy with the way things have gone down that the Brewers are going to have their affiliation. Back at Triple A with it. The Nashville sounds. And now, finally, six years later, they finally get to take advantage of the Amazing Ballpark in Nashville that they had a part in getting built. The Brewers absolutely had a part in getting that bill, by the way. Just sidebar on that. The so when Nashville had that wanted to get a new or team in there when they kind of kicked the Brewers out. They went with the Oakland A's organization and the A's had had this long run of success as the Triple A team in Sacramento, where they one year and I worked in the Pacific Coast League at the time. One of the running jokes in the Pacific Coast League. Was that Billy being the Oakland general manager should be the Pacific Coast Lee executive the year every year because the Sacramento River Cats won the PCL year after year after year. Well, they went into Nashville didn't have a whole lot of success there. It was not a great relationship. They end up leaving the A's did Then they brought in the Texas right so all that If the sounds could go back in time, six years, I would have to think they would have just chosen to stick with the Brewers, the old saying about the grass, not always being greener on the other side. Have to think the national sounds learned that when they kicked the Brewers out, and the Brewers, by the way, had some pretty successful seasons at the Triple A level after leaving Nashville. All right. The Rule five draft was today It didn't really impact the Brewers. What kind did we'll talk about it next? It's Brewers Weekly catch more Brewers.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Next month. Or three weeks away from Mikey Stravinsky's 30th birthday and the second year outfielder. Has come out of absolutely nowhere and I we when I mean nowhere. I mean buoy Maryland because he was stuck with a Bowie Baysox for five seasons. In the Baltimore Orioles organization before a minor trade last year brought him to San Francisco as a Triple A depth outfielder. He was supposed to be a part time player for the Sacramento River Cats. He hits his way into a full time roll by May. The Giants can no longer deny that the Mikey's Chomsky that the Orioles saw was a different player than Mikey Stransky that they saw in the Pacific Coast League. So they bring him up and all he does is lead the team in home runs with 21 racks up 2.8 war, the highest of any position player with the club and you're thinking, OK? He did that in his age 28 29 season. It's probably unrealistic to expect Mikey Stransky to do that again. This is a guy who had never hit more than 15 home runs in a minor league season with the Baltimore Orioles over seven years in the minors. He comes to San Francisco is 21. With the juice ball. You're not thinking that's repeatable. But all he has done during the first week of the regular season. Is barrel of baseballs. Set the tone for the drives line up at the top of the order. And give quality at bat after quality of back Mikey's terms. He's O PS soaring above 1300 by reaching base four times on Thursday evening and Oracle Park. Not only is he slugging the ball, he tripled in two triples alley..

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"I'm gonna ask you a question in a moment, but take it. Oh, here's a fly ball to right field off the bat of Rene Rivera Hunter Peds. Luckily is right there to make the catch around. Number one. I guess anybody could ask either. One of us is this question, but You're the play by play man now Adam Duvall, 25 year old First and third baseman out of the Giants farm system, and he's always display power in the minor leagues today brought up to the big leagues for the first time. What were his key numbers, especially the power numbers with fresh known this year. I think the key number is that home run total. The true power measures. Ian Kennedy, the pitcher takes Ball one from Linthicum. Would you not agree, guys? A home run hitter? That's the first question Well, Hominy homerun. This has he hit 23 so far this year, there's Ball two to Kennedy. Leading the Pacific Coast League, which is a good hitters league and lots of guys hit lots of home runs there, but 23 is a big total first half of the year. Here's a swing and a high pop up shallow centerfield panic going back. Comes Blanco to call him off. Panic peels away. Blanco makes the catch down. Also Hitting well for batting average 2 97 with a 3 60 On base percentage and an O. P s. 9 80 Who good O ps Good ops, So Adam Duvall and Duval is already on the 40 man roster. There's a curveball too. Will Venable the slow curve by Lincecum Standard 73 miles an hour. I wonder when the last time we saw a curveball at that velocity,.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

11:04 min | 2 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Because baseball white Sox baseball yeah both pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday they both have position players reporting on the sixteenth and then the first work outs on the seventeenth we talk a little bit Cup baseball that you know they do have the Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year calibrate I think he also sings country signs with another he's going to do a concert at Wrigley yeah when they're on the road yeah him along with the Grateful Dead yeah for that and and guns and roses yeah but the it's funny because the the one spot that we've been asking about for what three years now for the cubs and now it comes up with the white Sox in my opinion is a leadoff lead off right Cup still don't have a leadoff guy they still in the United what Niko Horner lead off our is yeah I base kind of guy I don't I don't know that he is and for the white Sox I know that check our find in the guise of white Sox talk podcast we're going back and forth and pick it who they would have is a leadoff guy some of them listed Louise Robert I just don't think a guy that's never seen a pitch in the big leagues also in that you know good luck there some pressure yeah yeah right yeah going out there let loose nobody throws are you put any stock in this Nolan arenado stuff for you shoot it down like stoning I mean it's I mean it came out of nowhere right now I know the last couple days and he's making thirty five million a year yeah and what seven more years left on the deal and they have the money to spend but again okay now you're mortgaging your future for a great player haven't heard anything other than stony I haven't ring from the white Sox our resident I know you don't address every rumor that comes around but again the only thing that gives us some semblance of of credence is that the same as the original at the same spot where the Mookie Betts stuff came out right to the to the detail before was officially announced so yeah I don't I'm I'm one of those guys that I said early this spring in the in the off season I said the one September third baseman wild what Nolan arenado and I was only half kidding right because you know what kind of father position he finished third only get heading he actually said he was second in the American League range factor according to the bill James handbook at third base in the American League he played really well and they have their guy he's under their control I don't understand why he was for that much money and then try to find a place for him to play now before they got no Martha's RO eyes okay you can bring in a guy like that and then football caught it right he's got a lot of speed he's he's you know he can field he can catch pop ups we feed him do that and he probably has a decent armies rolled from third base but once it got at an outfielder who also it's left handed which is actually the best side for Montana I don't think that would make sense and then if you're going to give up a call back in a cease it's like okay you don't want to talk about says none of them you have to give all you have to get right you don't give out more yeah you're going to more and I don't understand I don't understand wouldn't understand the possibility now with all the stuff Rick I did what they've been pointing towards I don't think it makes sense no but that all the white Sox fans are looking at me and say why are you not season he's one of the best defensive third base as a baseball and he puts up huge numbers he does they're not as good on the road as they are course field but which is also yeah yeah it's always yeah your first yours were but the splits when you get a lawyer there but yeah I I the it's it's interesting I mean for lack of a hot stove yeah out of time here that not much going on other than this Kris break up let's put this way is there more likely is a more likely Chris Brian's playing third base for the cubs are known or not is playing third base for the white Sox when the season opens I would I would go with the Bryant yeah I would think Kris Bryant and the more we're talking we're doing it even off the air yeah I mean Kris Bryant I just think you leave at third base by you brought up the injury factor I mean he's been hurt a couple times and maybe that's going to you no matter how healthy is going into the season I think the playing with other positions as a bad thing we'll see with David Ross thinks about it but it be nice if it is legal to third base I mean don't have running around the outfield chasing down flight to Wrigley obviously he said he'd do it you know willing to do anything which is what you want to hear yeah you want to develop yeah how much is that impacted and then maybe if he plays at third base all the time he becomes even a better defensive third baseman I mean you that happens you can you can improve your defense all the time improving your heading sometimes a little more difficult he didn't have to improve much I've always wondered and this is just me I've always wondered why he doesn't hit high fastballs if you tell him anything underneath the waste that's your fault yeah I mean if you throw him way stop pretty good chance you're going to do pretty well against them only to facilitate a ball once in awhile I don't remember the game a couple years ago there was two years ago now were they were against they were playing the cardinals and Alex Rodriguez talked him before the game no yeah a twenty minute right but he asked them that and they replaced it they during a little chunk during the game goes where's your perfect pitch what do you like it and he said well inside part of the plate by the high and then during the game I got the cardinal pitchers over pitch it inside part of the plate knee high in in similar fields yeah one is first he told everybody yeah but I guess the skulls would know that but if they did they did after that I know but if you want to look at any of his highlights and everyone of his home runs is way stop now I know it sounds easier for me sit on my couch the natural fall below the waist Kris Bryant's right but I'm sure it's a little more difficult for the pictures well it will it let me ask you this do you soon is getting traded this year at some point when before the seas are ever by the deadline I do I do as soon as that happens if in fact it does how quickly do they announce a long term deal for having a bias to try to mitigate the the spaniel sting of Brian from going elsewhere do you think they're waiting on that because I kind of thought the the right deal I mean the hobby deal would be done already so maybe there hope maybe they've got it and they're just waiting because if I'm happy it almost seems like that money the Chris Brian money that was budgeted for Chris that Scott Boras then thing was enough right is now budgeted for hobby by sure he's not you not having both them stick around yeah yeah I get it he's you got to do something that helped a fan base get a little excited and I think you know may have it not be here for a long time deciding into an extension would be a good thing I didn't quite understand the whole upset me up you'll be upset about resolve that getting hit two more years left yeah but that that's you know but those would come coming go pretty quickly and but at his age like Sally said when we talked right he's not going to be a guy commanding the the three hundred million dollar contracts or anything because you know you'd be lucky get half that for I don't know I'm not even I mean how many years left what Anthony after that point to three four maybe five okay a three year deal with maybe a player out after two years or whatever because he's not one of those first baseman who is just a first baseman and that a good fielder and does do other things I mean he he's a heck of a hit or any show that a Wrigley Field over last couple years and what he's been able to do he was our cap is now a cap every Tuesday and he was on the other day and asked him if he's frustrated not having a long term extension that doesn't fall sure make a lot of work itself out but it all that's on your mind and you got it thank you if you know if puzzles with pieces of puzzled go you got only think okay this will be a full rebuild all we got actually try to win here what's going on here there's a lot of questions up in the air with could be but I guess price said in the convention this is where we have to use our seven six seven years of experience the road block all that out and just play baseball because the room is gonna fly like they have been and once with a big once we get to spring training well boy that I gather everything will just start flowing like you used to it's weird be any he a kind of alluded to it but it's like these things get discussed during this whole off season I would think once the season starts for the most part I would think most of these guys are thinking about an extension when they know they got two more years left but in the off season and I'd also think about when I was listening that day and listen to their interview and for him to see you can hear his voice still it is something that he's your thinking about and young Kris Bryant he talked about just as you know part of the conversation was he couldn't wait to get back down to write spring training being around the guys in the house and that's part of it the twenty out the noise like the said he had to do wonders rebuilding and everyone had ideas about you know what to do who trade how it how quickly can get something positive or negative and always had a tune it out then so Jen the front office but if you're Anthony Rizzo if there comes a time in the next year to say okay is he said are we prepared to win are we to rebuild and now now he's only got a few more seasons left right he wants to win another championship as much as he loves the cubs and loves cubs fans and loves the city Chicago he talked about all that you know at some point you say okay how do I fit in this and and can you get that clarity from the organization or just look around and say it's obvious enough right what they're doing here and it's not they're not put in every asset in to try to win a championship they're just trying to be good enough yeah I guess for him if there's any one position the cubs don't have any doubt that besides pitcher would be first base yeah they don't have any other first where I go Victor Kerry teeny complete first Kris Bryant has and can play first but he won't be here no right he won't be here as that like they've got you know Daniel vocal baka swing over the hill somewhere else he when the trade for Nolan or not they can move Kris Bryant a first and get rid of result will see and that's the one that didn't make any sense to me you asked me about the white Sox rumor this popped up the last couple of days but there was a rumor awhile back that Brian would go to the Rockies for Erin I don't know if it will hold right eighteen point six this year not makes a lot more net soul your if you brought here not a weed you would immediately have to get a reddish warmer and contrary us and may be traded Jon Lester you'd have to you'd have to like free up a ton of other money you know who's not tradable it's your guy Jason Hey were sold out yeah he's been out so good luck for all the good things and I know and a Cup fans he really loves the all for all the good things he did he's done enough bad over the last couple years yeah he was in a little bit of a slump as was I mean thank god you Darvish finally found a way and came around but it was like every big move they made are they materialize in a positive way but even that you Darvish it's amazing hearing people now say why don't you divers wasn't a bad deal when all the U. dot narration for now this year isn't.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Were written in land base them for the for the next week all right I'm off of that high horse Joe Michaels is it really field Joe Michaels with the river cats hello hello hello hello testing. hello yes hello. hi. says this chit chatting with some fans here about the exciting river cats. two river cats claimed game two they lead the best of five series. two games to none. tomorrow there in Round Rock for game three Friday night. they need one win in real rock rock over the weekend to get the Pacific Coast League Championship which should be their first since two thousand eight yes. and their first who's the triple a affiliate of the San Francisco Giants that is absolutely correct we have close not really field with a pair of back to back wins not too shabby it's not over yet that's right the bully you know you don't get any better than one in the first two at all so do not have been over the river. go team they'll be in Texas on Friday will keep you posted a job thank you bye. go river cats around this sucker up with a big red bow coming up straight ahead. also. building a better Sacramento with news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. on fifteen thirty et al and your heart radio app. ready to take your game to the next level grab a rain total body feel the ultimate fitness focused beverage designed to support your.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Many of them here reporting because of their immigration status they don't know the right and many of them don't know what the differences between us sexual harassment rape and stock a week of action on eighty five forty seven kicks off today lawmakers the capital getting a chance to experience first hand what janitor life is like and why this kind of peer to peer education is so effective the Sacramento River cats playing for their first Pacific Coast League championship in more than a decade can't because Michael's running us live in studio with the details Asia Bethany the San Francisco Giants triple a farm club one two out of three in Las Vegas over the weekend to eliminate the Oakland days top farm team in advance of the PCL finals for the first time since twenty eleven it's fun to be back in that spot in in our fan they have cute little bit the last couple years our fans want to be back in the playoffs and expect to win a championship in a PPL it play for the triple a championship game and sell it off in the feel great to be here river cast general manager Jeff Maxson saying Sacramento will host the first two games of all the championship series tonight on Wednesday with a weekly promotions fans have come to know and love the dollar hot dogs the night is part of our Toyota family value Tuesday tomorrow or what knows Wednesday bring your dog out would love to have a great dog lance Morrow and and maybe that'll Kirby around rock outfielders off the dogs are barking so all take it much granted portent and help with this one if we can get the series will shift around rock Texas for the weekend with the river cats hope to win their first Pacific Coast League Championship since two thousand. eight Mike thanks Joe now we'll get you caught up on all this hour's top national stories on news ninety three point one K. F. B. K...

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Six eighty these sports leader we go to the eight telling now and Williams Harrah's is on to pitch of the giants will pen the fifth the giants pitcher of the day and he throws ball one to Corbin Joseph maybe they faced each other in the closely lefty verses lefty now a ball way inside and lower the slider to one of the count Gustav a pitch the seventh inning school to sleep three of three that with two strikeouts there's a ball a fastball down the way three though the count Joseph was hitting three seventy one in the Pacific Coast League for a Las Vegas they brought him up today he is for three in this game and he takes a fastball for a strike on the inside corner for the first time the Oakland bullpen gets busy Joakim Soria starts to warm up in the open bull pen go ahead six to nothing in the eighth inning now the three one pitch strike to call at the knees Joseph had thirteen home runs he's thirty years old still technically a rookie distracted eleven years ago but the Yankees Hannah is three two pitch swing in a foul off to the left back in the second act we'll pause here for station identification now on the KNBR northern California Honda dealers radio network smartphone instream every giants game on that tune and.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Here's belts and the bells it takes a ball low well grounded out to start the game off he was two for three with a couple of singles and a walk in game one here's the pitch pal swings and lets one foul out of play down the left field line it's one on one chi chi Gonzalez making it only his third start of the season here for the Rockies in his second against the giants giants beat him back on June the twenty fifth at oracle part as Belle takes high two in one allowed three earned runs in five innings the Balkans Alice's years been spent in triple a itching for Albuquerque in the Pacific Coast League two one patch all three outside the belt Slater would get next Dallas made his major league debut back in the two thousand and fifteen season with the Texas Rangers signed with the Rockies this past offseason as a minor league free agent as bell takes down low ball for so build works the five pitch walk hello snap the string of six in a row that gives Alice had it set down years later who grounded out to short back in the first later was a bit under the weather over the weekend of yesterday specifically did not start in game one that today is the first pitch this later Mrs for ball one Slater who is it come up from triple a and has looked at very comfortable at the plate here in a giants uniform this year nine hits in twenty five at bats Anne's it's three homers as well thanks betches outside a fastball it's too and later out of the box looking down at Ron lotus Giants third base coach running through some signs delta runner on first with two down here in the top half of the third inning nothing to nothing.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

02:49 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on Get Up!

"Halo the basis quickly take you on some baseball headlines here. Christian yelich launched his major league leading twenty four th home run of the season. Brewers at five to win over the pirates yelich already now tied for the most v MOS. They should say home runs before the all-star break in franchise history. So he's off to a great start. Speaking of great stars as if the Astros needed anymore, young star hitters top prospect, your Dan, Alvarez Wendy for Houston and his major league debut yesterday Astro shut out. The Orioles four nothing year old led the Pacific coast league with twenty three home runs in fifty six games before his caller. How about the national they hit four consecutive home runs. But it was Kendrick Turner eaten and Ren, dawn went back to back to back to back off the Padres credit stand. And it was only the ninth time that. Team had ever had four consecutive home runs in major league history. The natural actually the first franchise to do it multiple times that sort of a betting on how you look at it either. Very rough frame for the very exciting moment for the fans speaking of which, this is max Muncie. Hidden homerun off Madison. Bumgarner not Muncie. Stands at watches at a little long for Bumgarner is liking Bumgarner turns and tells Muncie to run around the bases. Here's a little bit from both guys as to what this exchange was all about. I hit the ball and then he yelled at me. He said, don't watch the ball you run. And I just responded back, you know, if you if you don't want me to watch the ball, you can go get it out of the ocean. They wanna let everybody be themselves from being let me be myself. That's me. Yeah. I'd just assume five then. Walk or whatever. So do you think I'm doing? I love it. Where do you fall on this DJ school new school? I don't know. It sounds like f c Don that, but months he got so much rag on his wall. We got baseball coming your way. Second game of the subway series met Yankees tomorrow. Seventy estrin from the Bronx. It's on ESPN and remember, you can watch it on the ESPN app from anywhere. Speaking of the eighties Brett Gardner, civil upset the other day so much. Don't they took it out on himself? Did you see that day seem to see what happened? Yeah. Through the helmet off the wall, and then it smashed it back in the face, he would need six inches so it worked he broke out of his over twenty two slump yesterday after that. So my recommendation to you DJ is go through a fall and smash you in the face. Meltsa coming up. Not only does Canada loved the rafters sodas, Vegas will explain necks. We didn't know baby. Get up is brought to you by McDonalds and by track phone wireless. We hope you'll get up.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"And he turned me onto a video of Wally Backman. And after watching that video, I said, you know what the Mets would never hire? This guy. I've seen it where he just goes nuclear in a minor league game and just. Independent team. I think that gets gets over over over exposed a little bit. He he knows his stuff. In a league that he knows. He can do that, too. You know, he's much more polished, and I think people give him credit for. He knows that a handle bullpen. He did a great job at triple a manager internet net Pacific coast league. He just didn't get along with sandy Alderson. I thought he was too outspoken. And so, I think that's a lot of that stuff would hurt him because he's still is a little bit of a guy who's not going to go along with the program and all that. But I think it's unfair to some degree. I think the. The players who played for them in, in the majors other organizations to, and they all they all want to run a wall at again. Yeah. They have great things to say about them. John, thank you so much left to get on again. Real soon. Thank you. Thanks. Okay. That's John Harper late of the daily news now at NY doing a great job. Well, while ours paint and design with seventeen.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:16 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Charged with sale of water and. Sara for on and even the FBI was on him. And. Was there. Because he played for Connie Mack, and I wanted to know about Connie Mack and. Agreed and. Bound up being a fascinating interview, here the entire day and really opened up. Enjoyed the opportunity to talk baseball in the midst of all his troubled, and he just opened up and, and told some wonderful stories, and I think is probably my favorite interview in the book, terrific. And I got to meet fares Fain. I went up there a couple players took me up there, I feign for folks in the bay area. I know it's Sunday morning was sit back and just the learn a little bit about this baseball history in the bay area verse fame played for the seals he was born. I think maybe walnut creek. You play the San Francisco seals. And after you've paid four years in the Pacific coast league in the forties. You're eligible to be drafted by a so-called major league team. And of course, fares Thane played four years for the seals and was a tremendous hitter. And then he was drafted by the old Philadelphia Lennox and Connie Mack was the manager welfare. Spain was was a very outgoing straightforward kind of guy and Connie Mack in those days were starched collar and he was in already in his eighties. And here comes ferris Fain from San Francisco to sort of clash a little bit with Connie Mack. Well faint turned out to be a great hitter. A great fielder. Not a power hitter, but he led the American League in hitting twice his double play combination sort of Crawford panic and belt was juice to suited a Fain and they set the record for the most double plays. It still held. In major league history. But he ended up being his knees were bad his career ended. And he had all sorts of physical problems, and ended up as Norman says selling marijuana and going to jail for it. He was actually in prison for and then on parole. So I got up there to see him and had the same experience. Norman did an amazing man to hear him. Tell the stories of left deal dual at San Francisco baseball. So the book is called they played the game. Norman mocked is the author m h Norman give me another one. Another player that you that you interview that you that you enjoyed. Anyone player? Opportunity. Spend the weekend with. Talking. Would be Ted Williams. Away and. Unforgettable character..

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

09:37 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"And I think it'd be a mistake to dangle him out there. He wouldn't like it fans wouldn't like it, and he might not play as well. I'd rather see him dangle on Goria let Pablo play every day. Somebody earlier said he's not an everyday player anymore. I'd like to see that proof because he seems to hit better than anybody else. Right. Just at the moment. Yeah. And I I I've said it around. Yeah. Two things. I've said it I don't think he's an everyday player anymore. I think that the wear and tear of the shoulder surgery and just where he is just in his life, weight wise and body, you know, body wise. I think it'd be tough for him to, to be out there every single day. I really do. But. Longoria play more. Well, that's a good question. Because look the giants have longoria there really isn't much of a market for him coming into spring training. We thought he was absolutely going to be terrific, just terrific. And he sort of slowed down doesn't look like the same player this year. So I think the giants may be an assay stuck with them. But I don't think there's going to be a lot of movement around there. But your point is well taken and that is look they wanna win games. You know, this is the San Francisco Giants, they're not looking to tank and get a good draft pick and Sandoval is the one guy's legitimate hitter. And I think you're right. I think they should get him in there as much as they can. And I think Smith ought to stay to, frankly, if they can, if they can bring something for Watson, you know, they talked in the paper recently, and maybe also, you know, among you all their Milan-San having improved and maybe one to be the closer again. We'll let him go. Close for somebody who wants to give them a try because I don't trust him. And I know his contract is nasty. But I still try that either watching or hormone Lanson, or maybe even what's his name with the great fastball who recently has arrived. Nosedive. Yes. It was Morocco Morocco Morocco there recently. And now I'm not so sure, and they're, they're not sure for the future, either he could bring something if they put him out there to, to dangle. So like. Sorry Hon for being proactive. But one of the things I think that's true about him is that he's he might be feeling a little gun shy because he's tried some things that didn't work. And he continues to try. But I think he's gonna be protective about both Boccioni and about giant Sand's to send away Bumgarner to send away Sandoval send away Smith at this point. And I think that does well because like to see all of those still on the team next year. All right. Well, I tend to disagree with you. I think he was brought into redo this thing. And there there's very little in the farm system coming up. So I think I think that he will be making those deals now, Pablo is in a different class, because Pablo is sort of the latter part of his career. He sees had a tremendous start. He's more San Francisco than anything. And I think it'd be better probably to hold onto him. But for Smith, you know, I've said a lot about him today for Bumgarner the whole bullpen, if and we had this conversation with Mike Ferron who's here, does the pre-game for the Diamondbacks. He's on MLB network. All the time on the radio. Good baseball, man. We had him on the show Saturday, and I said to him, and we sort of agreed, you could take the whole giant bullpen, and you could spread them out over the major leagues and just about everyone. Of them could help a team that's fighting for her pennant. And I tend to think, you know, far hands gotta do it. I think I don't think he's going to hold back. And then he was brought in to do this, and I would have said the same thing couple of months ago. But I he may be feeling a little gunshot. All right. We'll say walking a little bit of a fine line. Okay. All right. Jerry appreciate the call. Thank you. All right. Let's go to Bob and savannah, Paul. Bob, ADA Kamiar go ahead. I good afternoon. So he's fun listening to you since you. It's, you know, more baseball and have a long history of baseball. I was gonna ask this question here isn't just to talk specifically about MAC, MAC Williamson, but in at Sacramento in twenty three games he had nine home run. He's hitting one. Sixty seven. It looks like he doesn't have a clue. What is the difference between playing ball and Sacramento playing ball in the major leagues? Is it that much different is the pitchers that much? They know his weakness and their, their pitch to it every single time it looks like a deer in the headlights every time at the plate. Well, I think there is a big difference. And we tend to forget about the jump from the Pacific coast league up to the major leagues at the Pacific coast league is a hitters league. It's in a lot of places that the ball travels this year, they're using the major league ball in the Pacific coast league. Now, we'll tell you this. When Sandovol went the opposite field that ball, went out of here like a golf shot. I was. Close of Vladimir Guerrero. The other day, the home runs that I saw they were just blasted you know, just blasted out of the park. So now the PC L they're using that ball. Yeah. Now they're using the wall. So we're seeing a lot more offense in the PCL. Not only the normal offense because of the ballpark's but because of the ball, they're using. So I think for MAC, it's very interesting. We may have been a little deceived. Now, you can't deny nine home runs and just crushing the ball like that. That's more than just by accident. So he needed a chance again. He never really got the full chance back in the band leaks in spring training. He hit the way you just described couldn't really lift the ball. John talked about it today. A lot of the balls. He drives on the ground and he's not for big strong guy. He doesn't hit the ball as hard as a guy should with his height and weight. So they do exploit is weakness. And he's swinging over a lot of pitches. He got a couple of walks today. But he's yet to he's yet to take an advanced say, okay, this is bad as mine. I'm going to do something with it. And but I think he deserves the chance. There are people down at AAA still hitting the ball hard, a lot of home runs and I'll tear, you know, he was here for three days and now he's gone. So they're committed to MAC, giving him every chance because in spring training, he had a chance than they let them go. And maybe they should have kept him on. And I think they feel a little bit of that pressure, if they sent him back down again he can. I think that's it. I don't think they have any more moves they can make with him. Well, there's no more options for him anyway. DFA like he was at the end the spring training. Nobody picked him up. So he came back to Sacramento. But let me try to the world's trying to tell the giant something. Well, you know, baseball is, and we'll see where it all ends up. We'll see where it goes to the one last quick question. So they've got a kid. He's not kid. He's actually twenty eight I just went on the website here. And I look at it as a 'cause I don't know I've never seen him play this Mike. Yes. Strengths gate. Now is he related to the grandson of Carl Yastrzemski? No kidding. Well, so he's hitting great. And he's got a lot of got twelve homers down there in thirty four games. So, you know, well maybe he's the one brow. Maybe and that's why Adam Jones is not here. So they can run everybody out here to try to find that one outfielder that may be could be the next max Muncie, or something like that for the dodgers. So anyhow. The question is what I was kinda thinking the pitching is so different from the PCL to the major league all every almost every pitcher in the major leagues and has has an idea of what they're gonna do doesn't mean they all do it. But the great majority of them can put the ball pretty much where they want, and you get a guy like Williamson who bring that ball inside above his hands. He's dead. He's not gonna he's just not gonna hit it. And, and so too many too many good pitchers for someone like Williamson. He just doesn't have maybe he's not thinking right up. It's they're exploiting as weakness and you're right. Pitching in on his hands and then the breaking ball away. He's got extend to do it. So let's see we give them another week or so. And let's see where it goes. But what are they gonna do? Well, let's see. That's up to fire him. They may send them back to Sacramento. Or maybe, maybe he'll hit a couple of runs this weekend by another couple of weeks and I appreciate the call. Bob. All right. All right. Giants win at three to two in ten talking a lot about Pablo Will Smith. Bumgarner Crawford today. We'll come back with your calls. Eight away came right after this talking baseball with mardi Laurie on KNB are six eighty the sports leader. I just can't wait to replace my windows and doors.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

04:52 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Feeling on your hands. It's dry. Obviously sweaty get any lab they're going to get any thing like that. And you know, like, I said earlier is trying to stay loose stay limber, and and to keep your problem mechanics and hopefully get out of their healthy. But do the job to go. That's our philosophy. Phony Watson from the Arctic is that the coldest you've ever been in a ballgame. Anything cold than that? Unfortunately. No. That's not the coldest. I'm gonna your way back machine. But Jordy Mercer is sure stuff with the Pittsburgh forever. He's in Detroit now, but he was Oklahoma state university and the university of Brassica and we played a game as twenty seven degrees. First pitch, and I was pitching I said in the bathroom between the heater. And we always talk about no matter. How cold a guy we played some code games in Pittsburgh. We played some games and Wrigley field in those day games early in the season. And multiple always looked at each other. And laugh, whatever it was called because we knew that was no matter what it was never going to be the coldest. We'd played and still to this day. That's the coldest. I'll never forget it. And his his dad is parents read that game. They always reminded me about it. And we laughed about it. But yeah. Like, I said growing up in the mid west. There's some unusual circumstances. Crazy win early spring weather. That's you're not expecting. You're hoping it's going to turn to summer, and it's not quite ready and. But yesterday, those those games are called that. I sent him when it was snowing. Starting accumulate there on the morning track in the background. And I thought maybe we were a little jeopardy, but you know, we got it in. Maybe we got lucky that it was so called if it was fifty five it would have been pouring rain. So we might not have got it in. So, you know, unfortunately, we lost. But definitely experience will remember all right. Home runs. What a road trip. I'm honestly, I can't remember road trip. Like that through Cincinnati, Colorado to parks where you can get the ball. But I mean, you got to be sitting there watching this first inning and the ball just flying out of there on everybody. Yeah. The ball soon to be flying. Again. I think it's it's not just the parks. I think I think people are starting to notice a little more just like a couple of years ago and. Eight oh, we're under this launch angle and exit AVI, low age, and you know, not many guys are cutting down to strikes, it's literally fly. So the park like that where Cincinnati it's you know, I play there, and then they'll central for number of years, and he just got to keep executing your pitches. And you can't let whatever happens behind you have. I mean, there's going to be go down the line that looks like pop flies off the bat and. They're going to unfortunately, be homers in the first row. And it's it's something you just gotta keep going to keep grinding keep making your pitches because it is a smaller park the ball does fly, especially rice center, left center, down the lines everywhere. It's it's the great American small park. I mean everybody that's what everybody calls it. It's it's a small park. And then, of course, you out. I mean, obviously, that's the ball flies there. And everybody knows that. So that's another place. You just got to put it behind you and make you pages, which definitely the balls Pavin. Daddy was up over Cincinnati last weekend. And he had mentioned to me that the balls were changing AAA this year to major league balls in the Pacific coast league is just doubling and homers just had a record pace. So yeah, it's it is it is what it is. We're we're all using the same baseball. So you gotta go out there, and you just gotta accept it. And and and try to make your pitches and keep them on Derek Dietrich, funny guy. I guess I left handed hitter. But a character and here come the bees. And you got Beasley all over the place in here. He comes with a beekeeper outfit. What about that? The. That's what I thought. I thought it was a beekeeper outfit to later found out that it was the guy that. Sends LA just call them up his his his dress shirt for the airplane. So he kind of had to wear that one. But yeah, it was interesting. Interesting couple minutes there. I mean, they they can be just kind of came out of nowhere. Everybody's ready to go. And then all of a sudden there was a huge storm abuse. Right. Above the buyers home played. And I mean, it was it was a significant swarm so luckily, nobody got hurt. But yeah, definitely an interesting dynamic to start a game and one that I'll never seen it a couple times a spring training. I guess at Arizona. They that happens. I think they swarm the camera and took over the camera. But it was interesting to see the beekeeper of they're trying to contain it and put the put the locks out. And I think they ended up finally taking control of nobody got hurt. So that's that's the good news. But an interesting situation to start the game. Boy what a trip. What really you see some different Vam? Glad we could do the shows and be able to talk about this stuff. Tony watch. Of course. Nice to have him with us. More coming up came your six eighty these.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"In this one eight of them by Bumgarner eight swinging strikes for Bumgarner in his six innings. Moronta? Also struck out three in his one inning to swinging strikes. One was a foul bunt with two strikes. And and there was a strike out a swinging strike of Cody Bellinger, no less for twenty watching in the eighth inning. So sometimes the strikeout total when you look a little more deeply, it's even more impressive than you might think. Eleven swinging third strikes against giants pitchers on this night. Giants take two out of three from the dodgers. Now, they hit the road for seven games Tyler Beatty will be brought up from Sacramento to make the start on Friday beater beat who had a great spring. Remember, he kind of changed his style a little bit and. Pared down his number of pitches and kind of simplified it and he looked great offspring. And he's looked great in the Pacific coast league. So far with a one point nine nine earned run average averaging nearly two strikeouts per inning. He'll be up against Sonny gray. It's a four ten pm. First pitch Pacific time on the radio from the great American ballpark in Cincinnati on Friday. Many thanks to Darren Chan, and I'm John Miller saying thanks for tuning again and good night from downtown San Francisco the final score once again, it was the giants over the dodgers two.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Pacific coast league's color line with the Padres. That was back in nineteen forty eight cloudy and fifty nine at Lindbergh field and the Padres lost to the Rockies five to two AM seven sixty talk and breaking news now, it's Armstrong and Getty. The command decision. I cannot be trusted. So Joe has to make the decision. Yes. I'm ready to assume command we have the possibility of a late night joke off. Oh, oh around Pete. Budgets running for president announcing he's running for president. Now, he's kind of interested in how they would handle that. Now, Sean did come across this article, which I think is really interesting how liberal late night talk shows became a comedy sinkhole. And then they quote a writer in kind of a sub every single person in late night knows. It's dumb factory of lazy ideas. One fed up writer tells us I will never be happy with anything I make which is exactly what it feels like to me those shows and Saturday Night Live up until a couple of weeks ago in the Muller report cannot seems like they've really made a pivot to like your sketches about kind of random things. Yeah. But yeah, a sinkhole of whatever you said, they're dumb comedy. God dang same joke every night over and over. How just the same note? So even liberal writers feel like I can't do this anymore. Any who that being said do you want to hear their take on budget announcing for president? No, okay. I suspect it will be idiotic jokes about his name. Are probably pretty good. Guess. Yeah. I I don't know. I don't know. Is it forty nine seconds. All right. That's pretty short. All right. Joined with me, my friends, those let's all decide together is in a sinkhole of whatever, we'd listen, let's all assess this together, I'll meet you in forty nine and a half seconds. As of yesterday. We've yet we have another another democrat running for president Pete Buddha. Judge the mayor of south bend, Indiana has become the I think six hundred fifty eight Democrats enter the race would become our first openly gay president and our first president peak which.

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"pacific coast league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

03:46 min | 3 years ago

"pacific coast league" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Maybe we can get a little closer to the lead up to the actual formation and the the events sort of surrounding the creation of this franchise, maybe can want to delve into sort of like the nine hundred sixty seven sixty six sixty seven ish kind of a lead up period. Because it seems to me that the chief cook and bottle washer behind this franchise was literally a baseball guy one, you know, very much entrenched with a relatively successful minor league team in Seattle Pacific coast league of of the rain years. Give us a story of sort of how he sort of came about, and I guess without very much money kind of became kind of the central leader. All this. Well, he certainly was the local face of the pilots, and we're talking about do we sorry on. Oh, it was really a pretty good baseball fellow and the book I kinda sketch out a a possibility of him becoming Commissioner of baseball. It didn't work that way. But he had been a general manager of a couple of minor minor league teams when the pilots were were created. He was the president of a Pacific coast league. And he and his brother were really important important people. And and I guess financing the pilots and getting them getting them all set up the story really kind of goes back to Charlie Finley wandering around looking for a place to move his his Kansas City as he was really upset with with cash. Anza city. They had promised him some things but not on paper. They had renege on those promises, and you know, being the kind of blustering fellow that he was he wasn't going to fool around with Kansas City anymore. He wanted he wanted to new place. Then as I said he looked at Seattle, but wasn't able to come to any agreement that he was satisfied with. And so he ended up in Oakland. The American League gave him permission to move to Oakland, and Senator Stuart signing to who is one of the senators from zuri Toby American League that that he would campaign is hard to see could in the Senate to end baseball's antitrust exemption, and that's one of the most precious things that that, you know, the baseball is prize for themselves but major league baseball prices for for itself. And so they got busy right away. Way they expanded or or voted an expansion team to Kansas City, and they needed another one to balance it out, and they voted one for Seattle again. The boosters had always been talking to American League officials Joe Cronin. The president of the American League particularly about the possibility of a team in Seattle. But it was really the American League that pursued Seattle as much as Seattle pursuing the American League at that at that particular meeting when the vote was taken in nineteen sixty seven there there were one or two city officials, but not the mayor not the not the head of the county county council, they were they were minor minor officials and the American League just kinda hold off and said Seattle yet signing press them to. To start the team in Kansas City and Seattle in nineteen sixty nine..

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Remembering Hank Greenwald, the gentleman humorist

San Francisco Chronicle Sports - Spoken Edition

06:08 min | 3 years ago

Remembering Hank Greenwald, the gentleman humorist

"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park law La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information. Remembering Hank Greenwald, the gentlemen, humorist by Bruce tank ins, tracking hang Greenwald's broadcasting career is a bit like trying to identify every song ever performed by Bob Dylan. There's a new discovery around every corner Greenwald who died at eighty three on Monday covered. Syracuse football during the heyday of Ernie Davis Floyd little and Larry's uncle he was the voice of USF basketball for a spell in the nineteen seventies. He wants hosted a weekly forty Niners television show appearing one night in a helmet. So comically large it came down over his shoulders. And that was Hank. John Miller fondly recalled anything for a laugh, and then there was that visit Portland in nineteen sixty five. It was a western Hockey League trip covering the San Francisco seals against the Portland Bucker ruse and during a quick stop in Seattle Greenwald hap-. To meet a woman named Carla writer. They had a very innocent date and when Greenwald returned to Seattle three years later on a San Francisco warriors trip, they launched a relationship. He was such a gentleman Carla recalled this week, I think we went out three times before he kissed me. I said to myself my God, what's with this guy. The gentleman happen to be extremely funny and bound for glory in his profession. It was his wit. That really got me Carlo said, he always told me life with him would never be dull. And it certainly wasn't the two were engaged in nineteen seventy and Greenwald had big plans. He traveled to Australia the year before and fell in love with the country so much so that the two spent their honeymoon. They're back in San Francisco where they had a two bedroom. Two bath apartment on Nob hill for three hundred sixty five dollars a month. They arranged a return to Australia by freighter bay set sail on a sixty. Trip in June, nineteen Seventy-three with stops in Hong Kong and Malaysia. And quote, we were thinking of staying in Australia for good Carlos, Ed, but Hank founded difficult to get work, and we were both getting a little homesick. And by the time Douglas was born September nineteen seventy four we knew we'd be coming back. Doug grew up with his dad's passion for sports, especially baseball and next spring will be calling the Fresno grizzlies games in the Pacific coast league for the seventeenth year memo to major league baseball somebody get this man to the big leagues. He's that. Good life was more difficult with the greenwalds second child Kelly who was born with down syndrome. That's when Hank was at his best Carla said, he got me through the hard part with Kelly. There were times when I just wanted to throw in the towel with her. I just couldn't handle it. But Hank was right there. He told me from the day. She was born we are not giving up on this. Child to see Kelly today is to witness a person who has always been loved full of life. Enjoy as my colleague Henry showman described her this week and the family presses on without the man who joined the all time greats of the broadcasting business Dwayne Kuyper played four seasons with the giants after being traded from Cleveland and by the time of his retirement in nineteen eighty-five. He had a radio show on Ken Biard joining the giants broadcast team year later he had the good fortune of working with Greenwald. He was the perfect guy for me and Mike to learn the business Kuyper said this week, we were young energetic ballplayers coming off the field. And somehow he had to corral that energy and focus on making. Sure, we had a good broadcast. His preparation was. Unbelievable. He carried around little notebooks on each team filled with stuff he'd clip out of newspapers and scotch taped onto the page, and he felt that a true. Professional dresses that way, he wore a suit and tie every single day. Even if it was one hundred five degrees in Houston laughter invariably found its way into a Kuyper Greenwald booth. We were in Miami. And we heard these two deejays doing a spoof on the local broadcasters who constantly made mistakes and shrugged them off with the same. Catchphrase must have been the glare. I was just starting out on play by play doing a few innings before Hank took over. And I totally blew a call had the giants Willie McGee hitting a home run. When in fact, Jeffco nine caught it. So I'm trying to explain my way out of this. And I look over at hang and he's just shaking with laughter because he knows what he's gonna say must have been the glare. I'm sure the people at home wondered what was so damn funny. But Hank was laughing so hard I had to do the play by play the next inning. These are the moments that sustained Greenwald's memory and make it easier for everyone to excess. Such a great loss every night. You turn on the news. And it's a HP officer dying age twenty seven leaving behind three kids. Doug, Greenwald said or hearing about kids with cancer who don't live to age ten. This wasn't the case. My dad lived his dream doing major league baseball, even near the end listening to games on the radio. It brought him so much joy. He lived a full life. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park. La La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information.

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