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150B-European Epics: Where the Shadows Lie

Myths and Legends

35:19 min | 1 year ago

150B-European Epics: Where the Shadows Lie

"Anchors a spotify owned company that makes it easy for people to get into podcasting. It's an all in one totally free platform where you record a podcast hosted distributed career performance analytics and find sponsors it all works in your web browser or through anchors mobile app. Give ankara. Try for free at anchor dot f._m. Slash myths and legends. That's anchored on f._m. Slash myths and legends this week are myths and legends is the conclusion of the story of calvi public from estonia. You'll learn all about epicurious summer camp and about helping your sword get back into dating again the creature this week is a dragon that can cover an acre in corrosive feces and and become by the power of prayer myths and legends episode one. I'm fifty be where the shadows lie this park guest right tell stories from authority in folklore. Some are incredibly popular stories. You think you know with surprising origins other stories that might be new to you but are definitely worth listen previously myths and legends since we begin the story of calvi quick born to a giant named caliph in a woman formerly existing as bird named linda caliph died suitors began arriving from far and wide for a chance to impress linda she however was unimpressed and turned each one of them down pretty much all left respectfully save for one finnish sorcerer who did the exact opposite and kidnapped linda when when kelvin puig's storm the sorceress house he found his mother was nowhere to be seen shop apparently being killed from their calvi puig traveled throughout finland gained an epoch sword with which after far too many drinks he killed the child of the smith who made the sword and left for home where he became the king of the land of estonia media. It was here that he learned the kings have great responsibility and it was now his responsibility to defend land against all threats. We catch back up with them today. In finland and again having chased a troublesome sorcerer and his sons out of estonia and back across the sea tel-aviv poi- woke up on the beach hands down. That swim was horrible. There have been a storm on his back the entire time as in just on him it seemed fishy and his calvi point reached to aside. His suspicions were confirmed. His sword was gone sitting up straight looking all around. He noticed the a trail leading off into the distance. His sword had apparently been dragged. He brushed himself off of all the trail to a stream or he came across a scrawny johny wizard dragging the massive sword. It was quite the sight the sort almost as big as he was when the wizards spotted calvi point looking at him he shrieked drop the weapon and took off running calvi poi- grows stretched out and went to get a sword. Hey what's up cowboy current as he approached the river. <hes> not a whole lot. Remind me who is talking to me right now. Kelly boyd said so the sword your sword you didn't name me but you could f- lets people name their swords yeah lots of wait. How long have have you been able to talk. Kelly viewpoint asked looking the them up and down the sword replied always he had always been able to talk he just hadn't because of you know the murder it was at this point that calvi poi- glaring that he had murdered the smith son to which he replied that that didn't sound unlike him to murder somebody after a nice gift but the sword insisted that calvi point had been really really drunk in calvi pudding nodded okay a yeah that that sounded like him in other news the sort continued it actually lake traveling with calvin plague but he'd met this nymph a freshwater deity if you will at the bottom of the river and he was kind of hoping to see how this went so so you wanna stay and see who can get with a nymph calvi puig finished sure no problem the circuit stay but on one condition you went on a list lake four conditions. If a great singer ever came through the sword was to rise up and sing if any of calvi pugs family came through he was to say hi to them. If kelvin plug himself came back the sword was to rise up and join him in if the guy who carried him to this place ever returned the sword was to rise up cut his feet off you both paused awkwardly for a moment but the deal was made and so after a brief goodbye and thanks for being such a good sword calvi greg left his sword so this could see where this whole thing with the nymph would go <music> at this point. We're going to speed montage through a few few chapters of a detour bencher calvi point fights. If you demons finds three immortal sisters held captive in a tower best their captor and plays wingmen while introducing them to his cousins then kelly decides that he wants to see the end of the world as we all do his family suggests that he commissionership that's made not from would but from iron fire and steel anything else would obviously burn up under the northern lights the fire that fringes the edge of the world. Kathy poi- listened to their advice but since he he can't do anything halfway he makes the ship from silver instead well off they sell the north stopping off inland about more sorcerer's because what's a vacation if you don't before getting caught up in a whirlpool and hooking a wheel to escape it there's also a fun little riddle party with a giant and his daughter who capture them on a jaunt through lapland in northern scandinavia navia the riddles. Don't make much sense to me but i posted them on the website. When calvi poi- answers the giants their riddles three the daughter puts them in her apron and shakes them out aboard their ship. They exchange a quick goodbye. Calvi poisonous party set off once again they sale so far that they pass beyond the sun and the moon battling not only the bitter cold every second of every day but the northern lights themselves eventually eventually the crew pushes past only to find an island full of half dog man which they of course fight and then well then they decide to go home mm-hmm news reached them quickly upon their return home and their return to the main storyline. One of caliban twigs cousins olegs city was under attack number that war that was going on the whole reason you left home yeah. It seemed like everyone was having a bad time. It's the carnage was so brutal. That calvi puig's horse. I was a mere stick in a sea of blood bones and bits of bad guys up to his neck. The horse unfortunately slipped and couldn't find his footing again. He didn't make it as soon as calvi boy showed up though they began to literally turn the tide of battle. Get it because there's a tide of blood anyway. They put the enemies of estonia to fight and they didn't merely defend their homeland either. No they decided to go after their attackers. They weren't just going to end this war. They were going to end all wars and forever remove the threat to their homeland except to do that. They had to keep going and so as the enemy ran retreat calvi poague olive and the rest of their cousins took off after them <music> giving calvi boykin co knew they needed to make their camp for the night and that was when they saw her flames and smoke shot up from the mouth of a nearby cave illuminating the face of a wizened crone the beckoned them to sit by the fire and partake in a meal and since they had never heard this podcast before they sat seriously don't eat dinner with sinister-looking individuals in the wilderness number colon. It never ends well especially. If set individual tells you that you can have some porridge but if a large adult child l. comes out in the night. Don't let him eat all of it. Calvi puig eleven the others laughed. I mean they just swam through what was left their enemies so yeah sure they could probably handle one large adult child not inspiring a lot of confidence in the situation the witch because she is absolutely a witch look the setting sun and flinched darting off toward yet another cave a wolfson where she just sat. I eyeing them from the shadows. Oliver marked cheat. She just gonna do that all night. Calvi shrugged whatever <music> as far as threats went a witch watching you sleep was pretty far down the list that was like a nice vacation compared to the time he fought the dog men at the edge of the world. Had he mentioned how he fought the dog man at the edge of the world. Oh yep yep all have said pulled up his hands. He was gonna stop calvi point right there. They had all heard about everything everything so many times. Let's just eat some suspicious which poor jim piece okay. Please cowboys shrugged whatever their loss in quickly before. You think you're missing something about the dog men at the edge of the world. That's pretty much. All the text says about it. Can love love you. Point fought dog men at the edge of the world anyway not thinking it was strange that the chrome was hanging out with the wolves and in them from the shadows the men decided their watches and settled in columbia cousin took the first shift all was still and calm until something rustled in the trees. The brush parted slightly and our favorite brand of northern european mythological boogeyman. The sinister dwarf stole from the trees. He gripped a golden belly was wearing around his neck and making his best attempt at puppy. Dog is the door fast if he could possibly have a little bit of the porridge. Please disgusted did but i guess not wanting to be rude. Cousin nodded sure well you know when you offer someone a small taste of something but then they open up their mouth wider thing you've ever seen the human mouth open any like half of the thing it was like that the moment the cousin agreed the dwarf grew as tall pine tree and drain in the pot before evaporated into a missed. The cousin grimaced remembering he'd had one job one immediately. He set to work making more stu and by the time the next watcher woke up the pot was again full so that really underscores the importance of both clear communication and and humility because as each hero handed off the watch to the next they all said it was clear sailing an uneventful no mentioned the sinister mythological creature going all ant man and joining the porridge leading to the hero frantically remaking become the creatures next dinner during the next watch. It was mistake everyone made but no one would admit finally the last watch before dawn. It was calvi puig's turn again. The mysterious creature appeared asking for some stew not feeling in any obligation to be nice. Kellogg demanded some collateral for taste he put into the gold belt on the dwarfs neck. Begrudgingly the dwarf handed it over and caliber halloween. Parade playfully patted little guy in the head. Enjoy the soup buddy except that a playful tap means something different when one party is eight feet tall and more more muscle than sense and the other is three one on his tiptoes. The door flew back about twenty feet and found himself lodged in the ground hate simmered in this is as he didn't try try to climb out he just sunk deeper into the ground a blue flame licking the sky around him in his stead calvi boycotted problem solved and he got a sweet bell to boot he saw this as an absolute win continuing his watch calvi looked at the whole the dwarf went down and it wasn't closing back up as he inched closer he peered down the darkness the flame and he knew exactly ackley what was poor gu in translations of estonian mythology poor gu is called both hell and hades in different spots and it's probably something closer to the greek notions of haiti's or the north brown known as hell spelled h. e. l. it appears to be a place where everyone goes though like haiti's and h e l hell. It's not a nice or fun place. It does take the unpleasantness both in crank it up a few notches with hints of the christian hell thrown in what with the darkness flame demons essentially. It's not a place you ever wanted to go. That being said calvi puig could not resist list. He walked to the edges of the whole slammed his foot down in the dirt fell away. It revealed a passageway that even though it was hemmed in on either side with blue blue flame was dark from a tree above a raving yelled out to hey buddy you should sound the bell catholic viewpoint reached into his pack producing the dwarfs bell sounding it. The path grew dimly lit. He looked back to his sleeping. Companions sure it was his watch and a myth logical creature had arrived from hell not one but three times to steal from them and the which was likely still watching them sleep but they'd be fine decision made he step down into the darkness <music>. We'll see what happens when calvi poet goes down into the underworld but that will be ready for this. Did you know on average. It takes police forty five minutes to respond to a home security alarm. 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Myths and legends listeners get ten percent off your first month with the discount code legends so why not get started today good a better our help dot com slash legends. Then simply thought a questionnaire. Tell them assess your needs. Get matched with council your love. That's better help dot com <music> slash legends as you can probably imagine heading down to the underworld was not easy it never is nets appeared from nowhere piling on him one after another wayne him down until helpful frog who lived on the stairs told him to ring the bell again instantly the nets dissolved in smoke next next calvin point found himself stuck in kind of hellish version of quicksand one another creature a crayfish. This time told him the ring the bell that saved saved him. He was attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes when a cricket told him to ring the bell and if you're thinking that you will be rain the bell nonstop and that maybe this is why the dwarf had around his neck well calvi boycott up to you and put it around his little finger so he might also have constant aide when he finally made it to the boiling river of pitch the separated poor gu proper from the hallway leading up to it he found a raid on his side of the boiling river a whole legion the servants of sarvic the prince pensive poor gu the ruler of the underworld calvi puig only laughed and the text he says what's this a swarm of frogs which must have been a better burn in those times i mean even though likely hurt the feelings of the frog on the stairs who just helped him because the demons responded by flinging a storm of spears the newcomer in a way the enemy solved one problem because moving fast enough to dodge the spears calvi poi- grab demon semen after demon. I'm flying them into the pitch commute himself a nice screaming walkway across the natural barrier but wait what was calvi poise endgame here. I know if i found a gateway to hell. I probably just keep walking but i guess a gateway to hell is irresistible legendary heroes we aren't initially told why calvi point ventured ventured down into the fiery darkness but eventual action show us that it was to defeat evil itself sarvic the prince of poor gu the commander of the infernal legions uh-huh and torture of souls that was white calvi point made a walk wave screaming stepping stones across the pitch and that was why it was now sprint sprinting across the plains of poor gu toward the palace and the distance as the door exploded off. It's hinges. Calvi point knew that he was the greatest hero of his age. He was ready for anything but he was wrong. He stopped frozen. It was her. It was linda his his mother. Calvi poi- always hoped he would see her again but he never dreamed that it would be like this. She was shade and the house of sarvic doc spinning at a spindle among thousands of other women in the rooms. A tear fell from calvi puig's i as he tried to embrace her but he couldn't a living man in his shade couldn't interact. He asked if she was okay. He told her he had tried to find her. He had avenged her. He was so sorry sorry. He and his brothers had letter be taken. He spent years looking and he only wanted to talk to her again. Tears were willing up in her own eyes. As she smiled old she was speaking but calvi poid couldn't hear her. The living couldn't speak with the dead but she was smiling. Maybe she was okay except her smile evaporated as trembling. Linda returned to work at her loom off in the distance from within the mansion calvi poker scraping grow louder and louder until an elderly woman shuffled fourth. She asked what the living was doing in the land of the dead head and though i'm not sure what calvi boy was thinking. I'm not sure he was thinking he began explaining how he just popped on down. During a break from camping trip and ended ended up doing what he always did fighting stuff and the old woman cut him off if he was looking for sarvic getting back to the plot come on he'd have to wait here have some mead servic was out doing supernatural demon stuff. He'd be back soon. Well there was the meat of strength in the meat of weakness miss and if it hadn't been for linda calvi poi- would've gone down the meat of weakness instead of switching the cups on cervix mom so that when servic returned he accidentally drank the meat of weakness and because apparently they don't need any other incentive than being in the same room together calvi pwc the strongest of humans and servic. The literal devil began their battle. Their fight lasted seven days and nights and i'm sure it was ebbing cool at first. It probably grew pretty boring. After a few hours for all involved it wasn't until linda boldly stood from her spindle raising her distaff above her ahead and spun it ten times before slamming it down in the ground that calvi learned the mortal combat style finishing move for taking down the devil calvi boy gifted sarvic vic high above his head spun him around ten times and slammed in down on the ground briefly immobilizing the demon in one fluid motion calvi puig tore four off his belt used it to by the devil who raged against it but was trapped. The battle was over calvi. Poague had one one point locked the devil in iron chamber that survey had likely built for any other reason and he fasten chains around the demons neck and arms an older boulder the size of a house over the entrance he had done it. It seemed he bested the devil himself with a wrestling match. As cow viewpoint made his way from poor gu two sacks of treasure thrown over his back. He paused looking back at his mother still sitting at her spindle. He was grateful that for all they we have been through he was able to see her again. <music> <music> last calvi point made it back to the surface he and his buddies he's group for an epic warrior picnic. Apparently he'd been gone for weeks. The gathered warriors sat and listened as calvin point shared about his week long fight with the devil evil the devil. Can you believe it now as you might expect and the warriors were just chasing the retreating army before stopping for an impromptu summer camp. Definitely i should've expected the retreating. Army wasn't finished. They are run far enough to not only regroup but bring down. All the surrounding nations on calvi puig's kingdom kim of estonia. It was time to go after a brief session of summer camp. Goodbyes all around calvi plugin friends douse their fire and rush back to the capital of estonia robbing just before the city was completely surrounded. Armageddon have begun this canto of the story. The final canto is just called called armageddon because calvi poisonous people it basically was it was utter destruction full of casualties including nearly all full of calvi puig's cousins it said that calvin poi- grew so thirsty from killing stuff that he drank too whole lakes when armageddon was finally over calvi poi- was is one of the only ones left standing. He defended his nation and his people from the enemies that came after them but now he was tired and he was alone. His brothers were dead. His mother was dead. Olev was the only family he had left so calvi poi- gave the kingdom of estonia to him for himself. He now sought rest but he wouldn't be allowed to rest. Though he charged off to the farthest corner of the country he could find and a man linked calvi poi- couldn't disappear completely adventures came knocking seeking epic style northern european team ups but he turned them down there also those who who came to kill him but he shoved them so far into the ground that the only proof they ever existed with holes their bodies left behind for calvi puig. These events were less of a mortal title threat and more like i don't know mosquitoes buzzing around his ears like not the worst thing in the world but all he wanted was to bask in the solitude of his retirement went and they were not making that easy and so looking out across his front yard scattered with holes knowing that it was only a matter of time before another bold adventure or or would-be assassin broke the horizon calvi puig realized that he could no longer stay in estonia. There are still places in the world breath man could be alone or he you could find peace and solitude the time he had remaining that very day he sling a packers back swam north passing through finland finland he would continue walking north walking for days. He pass over to lapland and find a place just south of the northern lights where you could rest without some adventure popping in student in top hill in finland. He narrowed his eyes. He felt like he had been here before weird as he splashed through the stream here to voice and felt the bite gotcha came the voice calvi viewpoint dropped into the stream and the water turn red. He tried to stand but he no longer had feet someone some thing cut off his legs. Did i do it did he. Do a good job came voice again. Calvi wondered what sort of sorcerer what sort of monster for had done this to him when he remembered that he knew the voice it was his sword yes it was you awesome. You're welcome and by the way the sword said to its former owner. You're welcome for what cutting off my legs. Calvi screamed <hes> ya yeah. The sword replied he was only doing calvin. Poke asked da calvi point had to think back komo. He wanted the sword to cut off the source for his legs not his why would he ask that. Why would anyone ask that. The store corrected him while actually actually he said to cut off the legs of the person who carried him here. The source were didn't carry him. Calvin poi- carried him to this land. The source were dragged him. You're too literal. You just murder me over. Semantics kelvin probably didn't show because he didn't know what the word semantic spent when you're given orders to cut someone's feed off. You want to follow these orders to the letter. I'm not gonna apologize for being good at my job. The sword returned. Hey also if you're wondering how things worked out with enough saved. The dates are in the mail. Though i guess i can probably check you off the list now. Calvi pug screened as he dragged himself from the river from sorcerer's armies to evil dwarf and the combined might of poor gu the thing that finally got the mighty hero was not some grand enemy but his own words calvi pogue died there hero king <music> <music> <music> calvi blinked wake before the river of boiling pitch approach and stood to his feet and then he realized that he had feet behind him a thousand demons piled coals beneath their chains and when they saw calvi boy waking up they started blowing the coals and heating them until their chains begin to melt confused calvi pogo around around he squinted blinded by the light it was his god the chief god tara standing before him tar told love you point that when he died the world boss something calvi boycotted that tracked that was also true of everyone but continue tara said that calvin point would never be happy in a trump comfort and peace among the gods he was a warrior the greatest of warriors interior mrs attornal war the demons would always be here as would sarvic who calvi pike had imprisoned but could never kill so the underworld would be given a calvi puig an eternal war for the eternal warrior calvi puig's smiled and nodded in a flash tar was gone but in moments he was replaced he was replaced by shade that was walking up a shape. That was no longer a shade least not to calvi plague. It was linda his mother. The reason he had started on this question the first place she was is here and with tears in their eyes. They embraced for the first time since her disappearance. All those years ago the catalyst for his first quest as calvin caliber pike hugged his mother. He thanked the gods for this moment that's when he heard it all around them. The chains the demons snapping in the creatures snarling calvi puig's stood up straight and grinned told his mom he will be right back he he had a job to do. He jumped into the fray <music>. That's the story of calvi peg legendary hero of estonia mythology and the chiller character of the nation's national epoch as i briefly touched on there is so much more to the story and if you found this even remotely interesting go check it out. It's weird wonderful. I posted on our site at myths and legends dot com next week. It's not just a story of someone making a deal with the devil. It is the the story of someone making a deal with the devil the story of doctor faust. We learned that surprise. It's a bad idea to make a deal with the devil if you'd like the sport the show beyond telling somebody about it or leaving a review and apple podcasts. There's a membership thing in the site for less than the price of viking drinking horn shaped coffee mug which is a plastic coffee mug that shaped like a viking horn and hangs off. You like viking horn. You can get extra stories at free episodes and source paki books that will scratch arch viking each without all those weird looks at the office checkout support dartmouth podcast dot com for more from the membership <music> the creature this week is the task from french folklore or christian folklore both okay so in in the bible there were two sisters and a brother named mary martha and lazarus they're somewhat prominent figures in the new testament after jesus's death and resurrection the the trio apparently got into a boat and proceeded to get very lost and up an ancient world france led by god they converted the people of one day be france until they heard the rumors of a monster okay so try to keep track of all this because it's a lot it was a monster that was half beast in half fish. It was greater than an ox longer than a horse with sharp teeth horns ahead like a lion taylor serpent invested. You'll wings. Apparently you couldn't kill it by throwing rocks at it and in some places. It said that the toronto could shoot. It's deng as far as an acre fun wherever it touched the earth or wherever it's deng touched the earth it set ablaze its mother or father was the biblical violin massive sea monster and it's other parent was the monaco the creature that the truscott it's flying feces power from because the ba- nachos main trait is being able to expel large amounts of caustic mystic feces to kind of literally coverage escape anyway. This creature with the strength of twelve lions bears wasn't joining its daily snack of a human man. When martha arrived on the scene she prayed cast holy water on the beast and show them the cross and it stopped eating a man and stood as still as gentle as lamb martha than luke delete around its neck and brought it back to a nearby town. The town is now the french city of tarascon because because the people after they converted en masse when they heard martha's preaching name the town after the monster the monster part of their could have arms they have a festival every year telling the story of the monster but it's not just because of the creature's existence martha's miracle of taming it but because of their massive guilt with martha return returned to the town with the monster the people took one look at the docile dragon that for once was holding in acres of caustic feces and they stabbed it to death and i don't know given up they were all within an acre of the monster and they had no idea that it was tamed yet. I can't say that i blame them. That's this week myths and legends by jason and chris o. 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150A-European Epics: King Me

Myths and Legends

31:12 min | 1 year ago

150A-European Epics: King Me

"Anchor is a spotify owned company that makes it easy for people to get into podcasts. It's an all in one totally free platform you can record a podcast hosted distribute. Did it measure your performance analytics and find sponsors. It all works in your web browser or through anchors mobile APP. Give anchor a try for free at anchor Dot F._M.. Slash slash myths and legends. That's angered dot F._M.. Slash myths and legends this week. I'm myths and legends. It's the first half of an Estonian epoch where you'll learn that the only thing more dangerous than fighting legendary hero might just be partying with legendary hero the creature this time is what you actually want to give a piggyback ride the stranger that jumps on your back in the forest at night this is myths and legends episode one fifty a King Me. This is the podcast Rato stories from mythology and folklore. Some are incredibly popular stories. You think you know but with surprising origins others stories that might be new to you but are definitely only worth listen. The story comes from the Calvi Pook the national epic of Estonia a country in northern Europe and the Baltic Sea. It's just south of Finland and it was written by Frederick Reinhold crews fault in eighteen fifty three even though this is just one work by one author it's believed that he deeply investigated Estonian Estonians folklore and crafted a narrative that not only includes a ton of stories about his home country but works the complete narrative in its own right the story itself is much older and is believed you've come from an oral tradition of ancient Estonia with the earliest known reference to it coming from sixth century Anglo Saxon poem basically or in a similar but different different world from all the Viking legends of the North West and the Finnish legends. We talked about earlier this year in fact. I guess there's a debate going on that. Whether the chief God of Estonia Mythology Theology Tara is a local version of thor all right we'll jump right into the story with a giant writing like gained off the back of a giant Eagle but the Mike Gandalf he wasn't looking for hobbits he was looking for love and the giant Kalev was right on the back of his giant Eagle because when you have a giant Eagle why would you use anything else to go anywhere. Ever Caliph had grown grown up in your typical giant homeland in the far north within the sacred oak forest of Tara. When it came time for the three boys leave home so they decided they wanted to take wives among the daughters of men remember? This is a myth so take could mean a lot of different things but for the sake of the show. Let's pretend it means that they're going to try to just blew some daughters them leave it at that. One brother went straight to Russia another Finland but cove. I was going to Estonia we pan away from Caliph soaring through the sky and his eagle cut who young woman a woman by the name of Lana so we find her just having stumbled across something in the road there before her stood three items a hen grasses zag and a crow with a grin she scooped them up because Pay Free Hen egg and crow taking them home home made a nest for the hen egg and a basket she liked it with wool and being a parent of the year through the young crow to a corner behind some boxes Fox's which seems like a great way to have a lot of Crow poop hidden in your house off she went to look after her feather babies and found that they had grown significantly significantly because her feather babies were actual kids. Now the HEN had grown into a fair maiden name of Sammy and the eggs had hatched into a second maiden named Linda and it turned out that the crow had also transformed into a serving girl tasked to carry would to the stove dove and who bent under the weight of water pails from the well. The girls ended up having many suitors including the sun and moon themselves whom they offended with rejections actions because while loving a heavenly body might sound great new Madonna Song Em- practice it was pretty much impossible and the end Saami ended up with the youth of the stars ars while Linda found herself enamored with a giant who'd swooped in Unin Eagle it was k. live and yeah kill live did actually try to win a daughter of man and not just take one so even though that's an exceedingly low bar good for him kill of in Linda. We're lucky they were in love from the moment they laid eyes on one another and despite opposition from Linda's mother by their sheer strength of will they made it happen and soon kaylynn Linda writing off on a sleigh together. Now Caleb loved his wife very much but as as time passed he proved to be kind of a tough dad knowing his sons were strong enough I mean they were his sons. He told them early and often that they wouldn't be getting anything from him if they wanted money and liked not starving and they should take their swords and go out to the world to seek their own fortunes. He never heard back from any of them so he assumed everything had gone fine then something happened that neither kill of norlander ever expected Calif fell. Ill How could this be. He was still in the prime of his life. He commissioned weapons still had so much he wanted to do. Uh but it wasn't to be Linda pregnant with their next child care for him as he sweated embed his coughs coughs racking his gaunt giant frame one night and a rare moment of lucidity kill of reached out grip Linda's arm he had something to say and he didn't have time he foretold the greatness of their youngest son. The one who was still unborn huby named Calvi poetic meaning the son of killer of because as we talked about last time baby names are difficult and the boy because it would be a boy boy will be his heir with that he dropped into a fitful restful sleep no amount of magical Beatles center around the world by Linda Data about which I'm not joking could summon the aid to save Kayla of and the great giant died before his time when the state by his body for an entire week nick and more in for four months until she had something else to think about kill Avi Poetic. The son of Caleb was born <music>. Kilby poague was different. Kilby boy was special poet was just a nightmare. I mean seriously at child number three. Linda thought she had this whole thing down. The Kilby poague had literally been screaming for a month straight. Now things were escalating and yeah you can escalate from a month long temper tantrum because you can shred your clothes. Kick your better part and then Floor one month old threatening anyone who tries to help you with the same kicks that splintered your pack and play such was the infancy of Kelvin quick and spent a few setbacks ax he grew into a strong boy that crotty chop rocks into the shapes of ducks and drakes when he wasn't sending the blocks he played with hurling across the country Kelly Tel Aviv boy was the only one left at home so he found himself sneering at the constant barrage of suitors for his mother's hand. She didn't want anyone but Caleb when he was gone and since the man she loved was no more she didn't want anyone. Visiting series all came and went respectfully enough mainly in light of the twelve year old carving stones back with just as bare hands but one suitor did linger an old Finnish sorcerer me smirked it was killed cousin he said so they were practically family already Linda Froder Brow and that was supposed to be a good pickup line. She told him what she told the others thanks for playing but no she didn't WanNa marry her late. Husband's cousin a dangerous listen frankly sleazy wizard now. If you'll be so kind she would rather he left Tel Aviv poague walked up his fist read after carving a Mallard it from Boulder in the front lawn and he was ready to carve another one in his wizard great cousins face the wizard sneered. You know what he didn't WanNA marry her anyway. A puff of smoke went up and the wizard was seen running off in the distance. The wizard was not mad about being rejected by Linda now he was definitely not mad. You're mad. He was so not mad that he started spreading rumors about Linda to potential suitors saying that her beauty faded that she had teeth made out of iron and that her voice was so annoying that her words were red hot pincers this of course only helped Linda. The people stupid enough to believe the rumors didn't bother to come around reading her of the worst type of suitor still county pike had a bad feeling about about the wizard and he kept an eye on the horizon weeks passed and then months looked like he was indeed gone. It looks like Mckelvey Puig could relax but Tel Aviv puig was wrong. It was on that day. The cowboy was out hunting with his brothers and yes yes the other sons of Kayla who set out previously to make way for themselves. The story doesn't give much detail but surprise. They're alive and well anyway it. It was on this hunting day. That calloway got a feeling something was wrong and he knew it the moment he saw the horizon. 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It is a truly affordable audible option missing legends listeners even get ten percent off your first month with a discount code legends so why not get started today good a better help help dot com slash legends then simply felt a questionnaire to help them assess your needs get matched with a counselor. You'll love that's better help dot com home. Slash legends <music> <music> there was no smoke no smoke from the fire or Keto rose from the chimney. The door swung on its hinges covy Puig road for the house but the hearth was cold. He steeled himself following the trail down to the beach there he saw all deep gashes in the sand and a lock of black hair. The bloody scalps still attached to it. It was the wizards his mother had fought she had fought but she was still gone. Kelly boy grow back to tell US brothers. They wanted to put off till tomorrow. What Calvi Halevi public wanted to rectify right now the longer they waited the further? The wizard got away with their mother then he glared at them. He knew why they didn't want to they were cowards. They were scared of the wizard and his power well. Calvi poague wasn't scared. He wasn't scared what if anything his brothers objected shouting and insistent that the trail had already gone cold he had taken a boat who knows where but Calvi poets shook his. He said he didn't know but he knew who would their dad but long story short he did not know Kennedy Point went to his late father's grave but Calif said essentially I'm dead. They're all these rocks and dirt deep down on here and I'm not really up on what's going on above ground. Sorry about so Calvi. POAGUE had no choice but to follow up on the Quick thundering from the beach in the wizards. Magic must have worked the same for him as it did for some Lucon because the wizard gripped a handful of feathers that he kept it as bosom as we all do and Flung Calvi poague the immediately turned into an army of thousands some out on horseback others charging him on foot. Calavi ellipoid glared grip. A branch of a nearby tree tore it off keeping him a makeshift club but narrowed is he went to work. The story says that after wading chest deep in blood Calvi Puig finally kicked the door open of the wizards home the blood pouring whoring in like the shining from the back of the room. The wizard begged him pleading. He said something about the thunder God taking her but Calvi poague already knew that the more the wizards spoke the more dangerous he became he raised his club and brought it down hard of the wizards head. The source were spoke folk. No more Tel Aviv quick wasted no time turning every door to splinters within the home looking for his mother. He knew what was behind the last last one before. He kicked it nothing she wasn't here. Calvi Poi- buried his face in his hands. He knew what happened to it was mother. She was desirable to this this monster of a sorcerer but he would never be able to control her. Calvi Poi- knew his mother was dead. He collapsed onto the wizards couch and wept for the woman that he would never see again <music>. Uh in the morning he woke to a field full of feathers. The army was gone. He dragged the wizard out to the field food for the wolves are birds. Kebbi Poi- didn't care which for two days Calvi Poi- mourn the obvious death of his mother on the third he dragged himself down to the river returned to the wizards house burned to the ground so no memory memory of the men remained then began making his way not south toward home but north there was a famous Smith in Finland. Kelly Boyd decided that he'd been <unk> fighting with his fists for too long. He needed a sword especially now that but the Queen gone their land now sat without a ruler four days later Calvi poet arrived at the smoothie man sons were hard at work at the bellows and hammering out steel. Boeing Kelly Poi- approached they stopped looked up Kelly share that he was in need of a sword and since I guess you don't become a legendary Smith without the ability to spot once in a generation heroes rose the Smith Center sons to fetch swords as an all of them. The sons returned with quote swords by the armful kilby plagued with the first sortie saw aw bent it with his bare hands and tossed aside nope next he grabbed another sword and swung it as hard as he could against the stone wall were shattered cyber. That is a great way to test the quality of something you want to buy. Slam it repeatedly against the stonewall from oranges to ipads. It's a tried and true method so go ahead and do it around sort three or four on the Smith he saw Calvi Poi- wasn't slowing down. He intervened. We get it quick your strong. He begged Calvi Poitou. Stop smashing his inventory if he was looking for the premium epicure O. Line of sorts. Why didn't he just ask he had his three sons. Go to the cupboard to fetch the sword and he waited the three sons. Jones returned jointly carrying a single sore and barely able to manage it themselves. Restrain you into the weight. Calvi point picked it up swung through the air and then brought down on the advil slicing it in half and bringing no damage to the sword. The Smith stood there wide cool. The only thing more expensive than armful of swords smashed against a wall was the envel- on which the Smith did all of his work so callaway would take then please. Could they be done here with a nod. Kelvin Poi- said he would take it no matter the cost and the Smith said that that that was exactly what he wanted to hear. Let's Party over dinner that night which was on credit by the way because all of Calvi PUIG's money was back in Estonia. Yeah Kennedy poison. The sons got talking now in my research for this podcast I found that the only thing more dangerous than fighting epicure might be partying with them and Calvi poague was no exception taking offense at an offensive comment. One of the Smith Suns rose and told him as much coach Calvi Puig also stood laid a hand on his new Super Sword and the smiths brothers lips were still moving as his head that had down on the table to the horror of the father brothers and mother the Smith stood and told his sons to run. Go get the hammer so that they could crush every bone in this guy's body except in a single step. Kelvin PUIG was at the door blocking the brothers in horrified. The Smith quickly held both hands stop with the murder ago as a father. He couldn't bear to lose all of his beloved sons slash. His retirement plan all in one day he looks squarely at Columbia quick. The gods would judge him for what he had done. As Kelly viewpoint fled into the night swinging the sword onto was back and preparing for the long swim back Estonia the Smith uttered something he yelled out not to Calvi poague but to the sword telling the forged weapon to take revenge for the crime done against the one who had made it <music> Keller viewpoint was of course so drunk that he not only did remember murdering the Smith Son but I guess it also called but I guess it also caused Retrograde Drinking Amnesia because he didn't remember getting the sword or even what he was doing in this part of Finland at all not feeling that for a swim that day he opted to take a boat and after resisting the temptations of three boatloads of sources which are mentioned but not elaborated on Calvi plague arrived back home his brothers immediately asked asked him with the deal was with all the blood on the sort shirt. Calvi Poi- looked yeah. There was a lot of blood on him. He shrugged great battle. Knowing him was probably a great battle that made total sense and so he and his brother settled in again at home. You are recounting their various journeys tragically. No one knew what happened to their mother but they all agree that life must continue on it will be best for each other to fend for himself they decided but I they had to choose a king and they did and then time where the king was the one to defend and plow the land the opted for their equivalent of rock paper scissors better known as rock rock rock. The rules were simple throw. Throw your rock and a lake. The furthest rock made you king and by rocks I mean boulders the size of Volkswagens it should come as no surprise that Calvi viewpoint through his boulder over the lake altogether thus winning the throne without contest their time together have been short and as he and his brothers parted amicably. Kelly repoed turned and immediately went to work plowing the fields. He was so tired that he slept at his plow that night. Asleep sleep was restless dreams that wolves are surrounding him attacking his horse. He snapped wake and saw that his horse was dead. The dream had been maybe prophetic deciding to put his sword to work. He spent the next several days going through the woods killing any wild animals he could find broken up only by late naps and when he finally circle back around home he found a messenger waiting for him. mm-hmm kingdom was at war and yeah as king that was kind of his problem now <music> and the story gets all sorts of crazy and fun and we're. GonNa Finish it up next week because Calvi Puig will solve all wars everywhere and spoiler alert when you kill everything they can't fight back. He'll make a new best friend. Go go to the edge of the world getting a riddle contest with giants. TRY TO SWIM IN LAVA and go to the underworld and that's just like half the episode. It's a big episode I want to say thanks to for love is the last word polly twenty eight ten quite interested in Australia master. Claire Dorothy Cyborg Aladdin story riot riot nurse Wizards Nitin Mahy Copper Deeb Latham Danny be eighty eight pyro joker eleven story fan one two three you for five whiskey Tango Foxtrot Eight M Mulic Juliet Dreams Sadhana who invited the Vegan and captain peanut butter for the reviews and apple podcasts. Thank you so much for the reviews and if you likely review apple podcast is still a really great place he can find the show at Apple Dot myth podcast dot com. There is also a membership thing on the site for more than the price of fifty five yards of ten year old two thousand nine Justin Bieber dental floss. You can get extra pursuits. Source Horseback evokes an ad free version of the show that are better for your Wallet Anger Teeth. Than ten-year-old dental floss themed after then fifteen year old popstar checkout support Port Dot Myth podcast dot com more on the membership. The creature to this time is a vicious piggyback ride from Japan. It's called the O'Brien and I've read that it or something approximating it means. Give me a piggyback ride aw because that's what you'll hear when you're walking alone on the road at night right before a child sized monster hits your back wraps its arms rang your neck bites. Your Scalp kicks. Your sides like a horse now. This would be terrifying if you're walking through a canopied forest at night and it will only get more terrifying as shouting more you should take it. The creature directs you to where it needs to go and you're like a human taxi for a spoiled little mythological Brad. If that doesn't sound so bad well I hope even working out out because the ovarian isn't just any child lurking in the forest at night as you keep walking you'll find that the O. Bari on keeps getting heavier and heavier and that's not just the experience of having a kid on your back for a long hike well not completely because the ovarian puts on mass quickly. It'll start off as like like twenty. Five pounds quickly work. Its way up to fifty or one hundred pounds or more still loop around your neck and still not letting go now. You have two options at this point. Lay Down and quit or keep going the lay down and quit option is definitely the more appealing one because it's not like you asked for. are any of this being surprised. You demanded a ride. It's not your fault that you got turned into a compulsory pro. Bono Uber there are dangers of this route though Oh wounded pride being one and wounded body being another. If you fall over prone does the risk that the creature continue to add mass until it crushes crushes you and that's a possibility the creature usually gets bored gives up before that happens it will keep biting your scalp and keep kicking but when it sees that you're not not going anywhere. It'll just hurl insults you as it disappears into the forest waiting for the next hapless traveler. You might be wondering why give this thing a p back ride when the ungrateful Little Punk does is kick. You buy your scalp well as it turns out. You're not doing it for free if he pushed through even with creature Wayne into the hundreds of pounds and blood starting to trickle down from your scalp and you make it to the o'briens drop off point. You'll find that when you get there. The weight won't have disappeared though the biting mull of ceased. That's because as payment for your services. The monster will have replaced itself. Elf with a bag of gold Wayne as much as it did at the end people have asked me to go deeper into the meaning behind some of these creatures stories and for this one I was actually able to find a pretty interesting reading of the meaning behind the creature. Basically it's children it saying that anyone who perseveres with children will prosper that the selfish official demanding creature that latches onto you and becomes more work overtime will eventually pay off. There's the kind of Nice rating that raising children is rewarding in its own right and that current difficulties are trivial when compared to actually raising a human being but there's also the pragmatic monetary reason remember the stories Toro in the Ancient Samurai well even if your kids don't go off to fight oni come back with wagons of gold in ancient medieval Japan. They were still the the people that were going to support you in your old age so yeah in any event metaphorical or no if you have a child or if something jumps down onto your back demanding a piggyback back ride in the middle of the dark forest at night just see it through whether emotionally or monetarily the benefits will likely outweigh the costs. That's it for this week myths legends by Jason and Crystal Wiser our theme theme song by the band broke for free and the crime weak music is by Steve Combs. There are links to even more music in the show notes and I wanNA say Thanksgiving better help for sponsoring this week whatever struggles you're facing from depression anxiety trauma and grief better hope can connect you with professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. It's so convenient being it. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions as well as chat and text with your therapist and anything you share is completely confidential best of all. 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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 3

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 3

"Nothing. Well, I'm just I read their stand. Kind of miss L Z's whoop. Whoop. Is his today. He's still taking ready. Today's pry fight is night. Is it a tone up is it tonight in the mall tonight tonight tonight? So that means tonight dangling is a Carol. He left on Tuesday. No, he no he let us here that the show Wednesday Wednesday who's here Wednesday off yesterday off today. Just because you know, he'll do you almost. But he he told them to move the fighter meeting. So he could be here Wednesday. Just just checking just checking the aerospace and Garcia fight on Saturday. That's a big one a pay per view Arrowsmith era, Spence. Aerosmith would be less interesting. Yeah. I don't think he's going to lose. You know, we won't even Tyler would lose that. There is no ninety five pound division. He is standing though, by the way, I know we've had like celebrity boxing before that. That's the thing that they put on TV, but it never like the concept of it. I kind of like the idea of people from other fields beating each other up. But it's never it's always they're always such terrible athletes that it's it's a terrible watch four seconds into the fight boxing. Gentlemen is a terrible. I don't like watching people beat their brains in. It's funny. I don't mind boxing. But when you get to 'em. I don't need that for that. Like enemy is too much for me. I like boxing like watching a good fight. But I don't wanna watch an and may fight. It's it's too bloody. It's too vicious. I don't I don't need it. What I do. Like watching Travis. What keys headline this morning is presented by sprint Cocco doodle do Kakuta Dookie. Yeah. Man. You know, I was sitting there just thinking, and I go to dinner with some friends, and you know, we order, whatever. And all of a sudden the Bill comes. We eat everybody each day oil. What you want your to your scotch and cocoa, whatever. And and he orders this. We aren't at all the different stuff foods kids might order something. But when the Bill comes it becomes a slow pay is stand of everybody dropped a card down down. Whatever you all get it. Just get to pick up the next time. Not a problem. Sure. Have you ever been with anyone that just looks at the Bill is stars? Check it off with each individual order. Okay. It did calculate it up. Of and I have dinner with those people exactly one time because I don't need to do that again, like the first maybe dinner with the new person, you meet somebody and your wife's got a friend dinner with them. And and they said, well, you had the Caesar salad, and we only had a coke and you guys had the drink. So it's like, oh, yes. Sure. Got it got no problem. And then you just you're getting the car in your driveway. Like, we're never going them. I don't never again never again. Yes. I don't wanna do it cut his dad cheap. Yes. Is that cheap was frugal. Or is that just it's it's it's too much. It's too much. If you've got one person should pick it up or just split it. Just let it so you say your wife had a friend what kind of friend. Did you bring just either? Back or you have one person pick it up. And you say, you know, what you get the next one. We'll get this one. That's how it works. If you said to me, well, you had a coke. And I didn't that we're done. K SPN, Los Angeles, twelve dollars in my glass of wine was only six so we're done. We I just I just wanna make sure I'm not crazy. You're not because I'm like, okay. This is a bit much. Yes. I get it. What did you say? And just, you know, just to look I don't need to say. Need to say anything was it. This is never mind. Just give it to me. I'll take care of it. But see that so weird one too because you're basically about saying anything you're saying like, okay, you're being idiot. Just give it to me. I'll give it to me. I'll take care of nowhere about this last time. Yeah. Well, that's how that goes. Okay. You're not wrong. Just wanna make sure. So is in Cincinnati. Yes. And I say remember going back the weeks when they made the deal. Dave Roberts said well the camps bit it's been quieter. You know, we got a professional group of guys, and it did feel like he was kind of saying that Puig was neither quiet nor professional and again nothing groundbreaking there because Puig is loud, which I'm okay with he's unprofessional to others, which is less. Okay. But so that's kind of where this thing start. Obviously the dodgers they sent him down to the minor leagues. If you years ago got off to that great start then kinda came back to earth, but more or less was a pretty productive player for the dodgers. Now, he's in Cincinnati. And he here this quote key. Because this feels like a direct shot at Dave Roberts without mentioning him. By name, here's pig. He says Boston went ahead and game five in everything. They had because they wanted to win. So instead of bringing in kimbrel. They brought in Chris sale to close the game. Because sale is a great pitch. Pitcher one of the best. There is to get two or three runs in any against him as impossible. That's why they're champions. What's not said? But what's heavily implied? Is that the Red Sox used their best pitchers in the most important moments? Why the dodgers were following their plan and doing what they thought with Alex would take member they took retail out throwing six I think six ins and change of no run baseball. And in the reds kind of shook it up because they didn't do the conventional way of doing things on sale in a win. They had Craig kimbrel, and they didn't even they used him. And then they brought in sale to close the show. They did what they needed to do to win in that particular night and Puig's criticism of the dodgers. I think is a fair one that. Yeah. I mean, we got to the World Series. But when it mattered the most we didn't do what we needed to do because we're following that formula in that. That is he's he's not there. So now sudden you kinda see would day Roberts was saying about the clubhouse being a little different. You kinda see. There was something more professional more professional is the way said it. So there had to be something there to ship we out in. Now, you see police. I you kinda see what day will saying about plea until there had to be some issues between the two no quitting tweet had issues from really the very moment that he arrived in the dodge organization that he had issues with tardiness. He had issues with interacting with teammates in and again plea all of those being late is unacceptable being a bad teammate is unacceptable but him licking his bat and him bad flipping. And all that. I have no problem with that. But some of his teammates clearly did other people in baseball clearly did and that that part, I don't mind so much. But did if if you can't get to work on time every day that's on you people are put off by that. That's your problem you need to be to work on. Time. And that was something that he struggled with his entire career. And I think the dodgers now ought to work on time. You know, what you know, what always bothered me that when he was perpetually late when our habitually late. I should say everything you got. You gotta understand that he comes from Cuba. They do it differently over there. As far as I know a watch watch clock is a clock. That time is the time. If they say, I need you here by two o'clock that doesn't mean show up at two thirty somewhere. I never I never got the clock. Never got the athlete late thing. I never got that. Because there's a routine your routine, you know, you're general, you know, your schedule if you go into facilities now like some of the newer facilities. They got monitors. Yeah. With the itineraries the times and meeting places is like, okay. You on the list? No that you supposed to be at a certain place. All the flight you walk through facilities. Literally got him up in the facilities. Now where they didn't have it like that before you just knew at eight o'clock we had meeting. In usually guys role in about seven getting a hot tub, loosen up whatever and go to the meetings and be ready to go. I never gotten the athlete late thing. Never just never gotten it. One of baseball's tricky because and football your experiences football player. I think is different than basketball and baseball in. This regard baseball players and basketball players spent a ton of time together all of them together that baseball you play hundred sixty two games you basically play every single day for seven months basketball players. You base could play every other day for six months, and there's a smaller group of people and everyone's together, you don't break in offense and defense, you don't break into tight ends and running backs that everybody's together. And so that's why when you hear a guy being accused of being a bad teammate being a chemistry problem in football. You can kind of like whatever they're not even gonna spend that much time together. But in baseball if you've got a team at twenty five guys and twenty of them hate one of those guys you got a problem. You got to you have a chemistry problem because you're gonna spend a lot of time together, and sometimes you can work your way through it. But if Puig was a difficult guy to have around day in and day out that in. And of itself might be enough reason to moving. Oh, yeah. I guess if you've got twenty five guys, and he's one and has only five Baker constitutes a problem. And he's one of those two. Yeah. In the other guy was who's the other guy that this stop Machado Machado would have been the other night. He was leaving on his own anyway. Yeah. And then I could certainly see why we would be such a problem that people. I mean, you know, you get it in football. You get groups claiming fifty you get clicks. Even though it's fifty three you gig clicks, these dudes are like that dude that do don't like them in his always something hidden behind it. But you guys don't go on the road for two weeks. Together. You guys go to a game. You come back you go back to your own spot. You come to work are. Vigil. Yes, we we meet as a team we need a special team unit. If you're playing special teams, you're in that meeting if you're not like, I never was on teams. So I never went to the special. I go to the special team meeting. It'd be kidding. I'm like I'm not sitting in here, and I'll go lay down on the couch in the locker room number one picks don't play teams. What does the Twitter saying about our bills, you know show? Spoken teeth. I'm on Twitter says so if I order mozzarella stick, and you're a surf and turf, you think I'm splitting it. That's the question. Yes. Yeah. I mean because next time Muslim Alice St. and you can surf and turf if you go into a place while I'm getting surf and turf in you all ordering something's wrong with you in the first place. I know that's not the point. No, look, if you order if you ought to I do service, I'm gonna pick up the Bill, exactly. Well, I spent more money than you wanted to know. That's all I'm giving him that. But I gotta give him some else. Think about two got you. Then you wanna steakhouses automats rela sticks. Make sure you get something else. That's not the scenario. The scenario isn't. We're going somewhere. Nice, and you have a glass of iced, tea, and we're splitting differently. It's we're all going out to dinner. There's eight of us going out to dinner. We're not gonna carve it up eight different ways. You're gonna carve it up evenly. I used to have a friend. I have a free arosh that in Chris that I would say men, I only got like a hundred and twenty on me. So you know, we go to lunch. He ought to eighty dollars with stuff. I started his lobster tails stuff. I just said we as five of gotten about a buck twenty. You got what you have one of those? Right. Oh, of course. Of course. I gotta do that. He knows normal usually picking up the bills. So we go someplace everybody can get this. I get some chicken parmesan baba. Let me get the steak and lobster wine list. Oh, my God, you cheap chess. There's all kinds, of course, if your order mozzarella sticks, and I'm ordering something larger picking up xactly. Yeah. Not expecting you to pay for my steak and lobster talking about mozzarella sticks. I'm getting hungry. Once you disappear during the break. We'll know what you want to do. I don't know if he can get mozzarella sticks at o'clock in the morning, if they're you know, you have an obviously been in the back room where his office at the little crumbs all over all over the carpet. Do you ever secret mozzarella sticks back with? It's like a store you can go get everything back there. Everything and it's store. I'm gonna have to go through that office and see what's in there. All right. Tiger woods. Just did something at the Players Championship that he has never done before tell you what it is. That's coming up next. Happy birthday will. I am will. I am forty four years old. Right. Correct. Bring to the black IP's you like them. It was cool. It's okay. Yeah. I mean, you know, the work party seeing live. They do they put on a good show. You know, they use one of my he used one of my cars I wanted to videos the years ago. To it. They use one of my cars alone time when I was playing one of their videos. He's cool. Steal the Prius yet. No, no, don't give them any. You gave them all the ideas. Janet gio. It's your birthday brought to you by over Newport Beach, all seventy three towards the sea. Visit Land Rover Newport Beach dot com. Land Rover above and beyond. Yes. Tiger Woods keys. Did something his not done as a member of the PGA tour Goff know, he's done that before he's played really it's fun because he's back to the point where we can pay attention to him as a viable player to win tournaments which for ten years. It really hasn't been the case. He carded a quadruple bogey seven on the par-three seventeen th at the players champion. And even if you're not a golfer, you probably know that whole that's the whole with the island green where the greens just sitting in the middle of the lake, and if you miss it goes in the water to into the water and made a couple of putts are made a putt seven on a par. Three four over par on one hole in basically, he was in the mix too out of the mix in one whole he putted twice in the water. But that's fine. He didn't go in the water on his first shot. He landed on the green perfectly then he put it twice into the water. Putt it into the water. He hit his first shot was beautiful. It was right in the middle of the in. Okay. That that's almost I get it. Sometimes you're going to put the ball off the green. I mean it happens we even for put grew. But is the green at the edge like is it's literally island like an Infinity. So at the end it just rolled in dropper. No. No. We watched the first shot in there. I said and I said, oh, that's a good shot. He belated right in the middle of the green. Then then he hit it into the water on the right? And then he has to drop and then he did it again. Simple leaving back back, or is it sloping or something? Well, yeah. I mean, there's some slope that green has a big ridge in the middle of it. But loops Mike goodness. Even Tiger Woods. Even for an amateur to put the ball in the water twice yellow think. That's right. That sounds every since I worked on my swing. Really good swing since. No. So question over under tournaments one for tiger this year. I'll set it at one and a half under under easily. Key think he'll win tournaments this shirt doesn't have to be majors. No, no. So if I said it had a half. Does he win eight ornament this year? No. I'd say I'd go. I think he'll win one. Okay. And then last question for his career will tiger win. Another major. No. Here's here's the thing about Tiger Woods. Sit doesn't seem like you went another major based on. The fact Tiger Woods is the most popular golfer of our generation and probably the most popular golfer ever, if you just added everybody, I know that there's nNcholas and Palmer people but Tigers on a different plane the, but the fact of the matter is with tiger least, he's not the best player, and he's probably not one of the ten best players. He's probably not one of the twenty best players more. He's still a decent plan for years. He's he's of Donald surgeries surgeries. He's just not one of the best players in the world. And that's okay. Yeah. He gave it to us when he gave it to us. And you know, that was it. He had a run last year in the PGA just you know, give that kept the guy around but wasn't enough tire. Still. I was wrong. Yeah. It took a big hop. She was so comfortable in saying. Oh, no. And I watched the first hole or the first shot. It was fun. I think he hit his shot to the green. It's spun off into the water. But it took a hop. It was like the green hit and then had spin spun off into the water. And then he did that again. Yes, I think that's what happened. What are your what are the Trojans do now key which part? I mean, where do you wanna jn depends on what you want you talking about the daughters aunt, Becky, they will not be going back to UC for fear of bullying, Nineteen-year-old, Libya. Twenty year old Isabel made the decision withdraw from the university. Well, our sources say they have the full support of the parents Lori and Maasim, oh, both of whom have been indicted by the college ivory scandal. Right. Did withdrawal. Okay piece. You basically knew was getting ready to happen. So you beat them to the punch which is fine in. They're not going to leave you in the school. They just can't for legal purposes kick, you out without everything, you know, being go through the process through the process. So rather than wait in go through the process and continue to cause embarrassment. You just remove yourself in. I am forgiving of the kids because I don't believe they had anything to do with it yet. Yet yet, KOMO male eighteen you, no, they're not writing the checks. But when you eighteen years old you in high school, and you a senior, you know, damn will whether or not you got a seventeen hundred SAT or a seven hundred you know, I understood him nuts. I understand that. But you also, especially if you come from parents who are wealthy these parents are, and you know, that maybe maybe mom and dad made a phone call maybe mom and dad had a friend of a friend a phone call, but cutting checks that's different. You. Say it I forgive them for now. Yeah. But I'm sure and I feel this way. Then somebody's key is going to be involved in all of these allegations with all of these different people. Somebody's kid is going to be volatile which kid, but there's gonna be a kid. I don't I'm not phone you that's involved in it because right now, and they're saying, they don't know if the kids had any knowledge of knowing right? Any of the things that went on with the parents, and I'm saying somebody's kid out of this group is going to be mentioned as knowing somebody. Oh, I think some of them probably did. But I put it to you this way. I if one of these kids said, I had no idea. My parents, I believe him. I'm not saying that all of them would be telling I believe the scenario where von dad could do something like that night. Have no idea what I feel out the application, and I believe you have to tach a pitcher to you -plication, right? When the application in I've attached to pitcher to the occasion with. Somebody's else's body. My face on it. And I'm looking at the app occasion. And it says that I am in rowing or crew right or water polo, right? Not turn 'em parents go, but I don't do any of that. Just sign the application. Come like seriously. I it's just it's a it's a bad. Look, look smart for them to get out of it and say, I don't wanna be a part of the school because they're going to get bullied on social media. They were like social media YouTube stars. They're going to have some fallout from that not only that people. Go jump on them from jealousy standpoint. Because they've had success before they got to college. They had this the YouTube success. Yeah. The acute girls yet people gonna fill a certain way about I mean, that's just what it is. I spoil little brats. Whatever you wanna call them. I I were a student at USC, and I busted my butt to get the grades to go to school there and and prepared to take those exams those interests exams. So I could get the proper score to go to school there. And I hung suld like crazy to build an academic resume. That was good enough to get me accepted at Stanford Yale. And all of a sudden, I turn. Around an aunt becky's daughter bribe her way in I'd have a huge problem with that. I would see I will have more of a problem with the parent than the kid because as of now on the kids don't know, they didn't know as of now if the kids knew that's where we've comes a real problem, but they can't stay. They can't stay at the university. I just can't even if it was all the parents, they can't they can't stay there. So here are the facts of the Tiger Woods situation. He did put two balls in the water at seventeen his first shot was pulled long and left it rolled into the water. His second shot from the drop area. Also into the water a quadruple, bogey seven that is his highest score in sixty nine rounds at that particular whole round. One less than seventy. Okay. One more than sixty eight. So bad day for tiger happens happens are the Rams interested in a former Trojan speaking of and hear what Derek Carr said about his new teammate Antonio Brown. That's next whose birthday is this. Earlier. So we decided to play. Oh inspiration was when a teases Travis in I came up with the remember, don't it was the levian mbelle. Allow said the stars are aligned is he dreaming, and it just made me think of this on say it's a long road to get there. It's a really long city baby. No isn't Jackson. Oh. Movie the video of this song? Christopher Williams was moving l z moves. Tees off. The backside never mind I'm just going to keep going. Trojan key former Packer clay Matthews. He still plan. He's apparently, according to the story that the Rams might have some interest in him that Wade Phillips really likes him. He did not have a good season last year. He only had three and a half sacks last season. The Rams pass rush finished fifteenth in the NFL. They had forty one sacks. But you wonder if a guy like Matthews, and obviously he's towards the end of the line. He's he's getting close to be an out of the league. But could that have a little mini resurgence? If you got a defensive line that includes Aaron Donald and Brocker, we'll see what happens with sue the it. You got to pay so much attention to those guys could he feast a little bit on maybe not being the center of attention. Oh, yeah. He could spot play. I mean, he still has a high motor. I'm sure he still does some things in games that make, you know, make it worth as well value is and give some pop plus he's coming home. You got a opportunity to play at home for the last two years. Or whatever for your career. A lot of coaches sometimes are namic with players throughout their careers in when have an opportunity get him. They feel like okay, I can get something out of him. Even though he's at the end of the line. They feel like we might be able to get the last little juice out of that limit. I just wonder though, if whatever juice is left in that lemon if it's not as much juice as a player with foreign less of a name. That's a young. It's got more bounce that just just he's just a better athlete at this point. Not a better career, not a better player, historically. But right now heading into the twenty nine hundred season a guy that the casual football fan has never heard of is a better player than clay, Matthew. But you you got you gotta remember, man. Do got a lot of field. Yeah. And when you got a lot of film. It's. Coaches have always. Been enamored with players this been around for a very long time evinced successful at doing what they do. Even even in a down year. They'll take your pick you up and let you make some more money Iran out. You you go back to the first round pick thing. He goes back. All just just what it is. It goes back to all of that. But you got to remember the late junior say how was at the head it. I forgot I don't know where we were at, but I was with junior, and we were talking and. And I was I too we should have retired long time ago. We're talking about the Seattle New England patriot game because he went to New England at the end. That was is ninety nine year lease buddy, what are you doing because he's always said Claire everybody. But he's like, what are you doing out there playing looking like you on skates? I mean, it's like what do you say? He was laughing because it was it was like, what do you want me to do? It's fun. But that's the way you're at would like a clay Matthews junior where Bill Belichick always wanted to get his hands on junior say, and he was in. He had the opportunity to do it in junior came off the streets in basically started at outside linebacker for two patriots as well. As just being productive at times in the game. Is there value in having a guy like that around junior? Ceo clay Matthews had a great success. Good football player. Maybe not the football player. But around we side, Dave Meggett, okay? Off the streets. When I was with the with the New York Jets because poor sales had him before he knew and liked him. He Dave Meggett was in their returning putz off the streets. I watched him when? I was a kid. Keith buyers watched kief buyers when I was a kid I was playing with them in this is this is what will happen with Klay. Matt these he'll sign with the Rams have enough production. And he's from here all finding dandy, isn't that thing. I don't think it's gonna cost a lot of money. I think it's a good pickup for it. Doesn't feel like the Rams are going to do anything. And he can teach any follow. How to play the position could he learned from him? Yeah. For sure hundred because they go a little bit differently. Don't they know they both edge rushers? Okay. They both dropping coverage at times both rush to pass. So Derek Carr and Antonio Brown or best friends already. They're they're posted Instagram videos. This is my friend right here. What are we doing? Just go play. Wh why why do you have to try to sell me that you guys are boys? Now, just go be teammates. Just go throw him the ball. Catch the ball score touchdowns win games. That's all like, I don't care if Jerry Rice and Joe Montana were best friends. I don't care. I just wanna watch guys play. He's leading everybody. That they at work. He's letting the raider nation known that worked. They got the work immediately. Not sitting around a lot of guys sign with teams and go off for the next couple of weeks do their own deal. They'll come back when they need to come back. But this is something that they knew chemistry. You know? Whatever met is. Is there such a thing? Everybody. Does it different is a lot of different ways to skin a cat everybody. No. No, no. You know, you not know. And anytime with these guys at practice and falls where it's supposed to be Al Calvin going catch it. I don't need to throw with you in the month of February for something. We do a September nothing to be gained. Now for me not from my with Peyton Manning. And he always demanded a Reggie Wayne, and Marvin Harrison they always got together on throw. He'd demanded that we live in LA. Okay. It was like well paid and we need to keep on. Indianapolis because it's indoors, and we have a controlled environment. Nothing. Come on messed up. You you. You know, you knew the acid before it even came on my mouth. Yeah. Serious yelled at me. Here you're saying, but she saw my face not. I don't need to do that window-dressing. It may work for some people. Some people may work for. You know, I may need throw what you in the month February. That's great. That really good. We've got to see a couple of weeks man, we're together as in many caps. There's so much me to deal with that. There is so much of this. I wanna be with my family. Yeah. Okay. But the window-dressing of it all the I don't know who it's four. I'm a football fan. I I love football. I'm Rams fan. I love watching the Rams like going to the games. I love Jared Goff. I love Todd Gurley. I want to see them win. But watching them throw each other passes on Instagram in March doesn't make me feel better about what it is that they're going to do. I just want them to show up and play and play. Well, I don't feel about it's a lot of fluff. Because at the end of the day, you're not being guarded by any defensive backs. They're not disrupting you, you're in t shirts and shorts. You can just go run around. If that's what you wanna do jog and get on the treadmill? Run track of run the hills. You can do all of those sorts of things, you know, you know, dare cores not being chased down by defense. Linemen when he's doing this. So it's not he's not under any duress. None at all does no stress. All right, Kurt he'll and for pro basketball talk. He's going to join us next. We'll get his opinion on what he thinks. Lebron's value might be on the open market that is coming up next. All right. So Rick Bucur wrote a piece on Bleacher report talking about LeBron. And what the value might be on the market, if in fact, the Lakers ever decided that they wanted to move him that goes back to Jeff Van Gundy during a telecast suggesting that that might be the next move for the Lakers, if they wanted to try and shake things up Kurt healing for joining us right now at curt what I mean, there are some quotes in Rick beakers piece about general manager saying I wouldn't give away the farm form. I'd like to have them. But it depends on what I have to give up going the other way. What is LeBron value at this point just from a pure basketball? Take the business side out of it. Lebron's basketball value is what right now hold on a second. I gotta put my mozzarella sticks down. All cover the price of the sticks Kurt thank you. Hey, man. Wait a minute. Was that a shot at me? No, no. You know, what the problem with actually trading? Lebron right now aside the fact that I think the whole is kind of a yes, an exercise in futility, put it politely. He's thirty four. So if you're trading for him, you're in a very specific spot. It's it's not you're not trading for Anthony Davis at age twenty five and granted, he's a free agent. But like you're not thinking long term here you're thinking if I get. Bron James I have to win in the next two or three years I have to win right now. And so that really takes team. A you don't wanna gut your team because you can't afford to because you can't afford to lose. And it's gonna take some teams off the table who just don't wanna be in that, you know, if you're the Atlanta Hawks right now or you're the Sacramento Kings kings. I'm like, I'm not giving up FOX and Bagley to get LeBron right now, you even if as if he would stay there. But but in a hypothetical situation, I'm not gutting my two young team that I like to go get him. So now, you're just dealing with a handful of teams, and those teams aren't gonna give up that, you know. But if Dallas wanted to bring him into win right now, like, what are they really gonna give up do have nothing. There's nothing in. That's why me it. It's a non story to me and is a non starter because telling the guys earlier. You're looking to if you're a Lakers you're looking to bring a player into replace LeBron three years from now take over you want a d- you're not looking to get rid of the Brown because you had down season. Nobody's gonna take him from you and give you any value. If you traded him to Portland, what are you going to get back in return? They're not giving you Dave Lillard new. So you stuck? At best. You know, what you get that deal is CJ McCollum, and I like CJ plays and all star player. But it is not it doesn't it doesn't further you down the line. So it it it like you said to me it was a non story. It's was we're people in the Lakers organization frustrated enough to like Fanta little during the whole trade deadline situation. Probably, but you know, I look at it like this man, I don't know about you guys. But there's been moments in my life where I've really pissed off my wife. Not about some stuff. And then she called down like we would never do that like, but you know, I think that's what it was. Then heat of the moment, you're like frustrated, but then you get past you're like calm down. You wouldn't do trading? Lebron? They bet on him. He on them. And they gotta figure it out and pro basketball joining us on Keyshawn L C and Travis and it's been interesting to see how the Lakers approached the the season. I guess since it's been fairly obvious that they're not gonna make the playoffs which goes back about a week or ten days or so, and I it seems to me curt that a lot of this is we knew that this first year was going to be a transition year. We knew that there was going to be some bumps along the road. And this is something that we thought might be a possibility was it was this scenario, and I'm not even talking about the injuries, but just the Lakers out of the playoff position and not by a game or two but by way out of the playoffs with about a month left in the season was this ever a realistic possibility. I don't think in their minds. It was I don't think that anyone. I mean. Yes. I think that the only thing they thought was abroad went down for a long stretch of time, which he kind of did. I mean, the longest stretch of his career that this would happen. But I don't think that they thought things would cascade on them like it did. And I don't think that they believe I think they genuinely leap in the playmaker idea that the idea that if we bring in all these other guys that take the ball out of Ron LeBron's hand. We're gonna be just fine. We don't need to get shooters the whole we don't need to do what Cleveland? A magic say we don't we don't wanna be Cleveland heart to Cleveland went to how many finals. Oh that wasn't. I guess that didn't work for them. Well, I think I think magic is probably trying to say is they didn't want to wind up trying to put the shooter's around them and still lose. You know, lose the big win knowing not even getting there because you've got to go up against Golden State where in Cleveland, you weren't the big dog because you're in the east. And so you were it was easier to get to the finals as you look ahead to the end of the season thirteen or so games left. Do you think the Lakers have already started kicking tire on the replacement? If there's a replacement at the head coaching spun, and what candidates could it be? I'm sure that there is a list floating around it within internally of it. I don't know anybody around the league who doesn't think Luke's gone and that he'll went by the way somewhere else in the next couple years. Like, he's he did the job. He didn't hear was fairly well respected. He just he he made the mistake. I didn't either were issues with his rotation and stuff, but there were other issues as well that he you know, he's just gonna end up being the scapegoat for and all that said. Yeah, there's a list I'm curious who's on. It is Jeff Van Gundy. Are they going to you've got to bring in somebody LeBron will respect and relate to and that's where I know. He Sean you brought up Ryan shop before that's why he makes sense. That's why lose name will be in this mix. You know, if you're going to, you know, if you ever you bring in if Jeff Van Gundy name's gonna come up. I don't know that he really wants to gig. But with the Bonn would that work for Laurent not after he suggested he should trade him. You know? Yeah. Yeah. I'll go. Jeff go. So whatever whoever you bring in. I mean. Is it sort of like you had to deal with Kobe and stuff? It's not the Kobe gets to make the choice. It's not the Brown gets to make the choice. But if you've got LeBron he gets to at least kind of chime in thing, right? Yeah. He gets the time, and he gets to make his voice heard. And if you really doesn't like something, then kinda you kinda don't go that way, Kurt hew, and pro basketball talk is or guess, so if they're going make change at head coach, what about the roster itself, who who would you expect to be back a year from obviously, you know, we'll see what happens with a trade in whether it's Anthony Davis or anybody else, and maybe going to have to move out some of the younger more valuable pieces, but aside from that are there any of the guys that we've seen this year that might be back a year from now, I look I think they don't wanna give up coups again. There's that that's. Kouzmin heart have played really well with the Ron, and you would prefer not to give them up in a deal. Kouzmin? You might not have a choice of Anthony David like, I think he I don't do that deal. If I'm if I'm the pelicans without him in the deal. And that's with all the rumors out there that their ownership is having nothing to do with them. But I think you wanna keep Kouzmin heart the everybody else depending on what you do is up in the air. I think there's potential in there. I would would've said zoo box. But I think he's I think the clippers are keeping him now. You know, I think it's a little early for throwing the talent on v and some of these guys, but you're going to see really big roster overhaul. It needs to be reshaped. I don't mind bringing Vail bath as long as he's the backup as long as he's in wall playing ten minutes night off the bench. I think he I like what he can do just you've you can't ask him to do as much as you asked him to do. It's gotta be much a much much reduced role. Current have. No, you gotta run is any of the one in done, not one and done. But the one year expiring contract guys done enough to try to stick around next year. I don't know. Fail avail to me. Yes. I mean again in a limited role. The Bronner Rondo just typically they've been terrible when they're on the court together as much as wanna think he's just it's been defensive mess when they're together. I mean, maybe Tyson, but I I don't know why you wanna bring back Lance. I don't certainly not bringing back Beazley's China already. I'm not sure who else is on that list. Joy. Yeah. He's really worked out well enough. I'd love to give him another shot. I I don't see that guy. Roux quick thirty seconds or less, the Golden State Warriors are forty six and twenty one and and that's the best record in the Western Conference. But it's far from where they typically are are they more vulnerable now than they have been at any point in the past four or five years. I think that. Yeah. What was it this way? Yes. To a team from the east, you they don't have as much depth and Igwe dolla and Livingston aren't the same guys. That said they still got four their starting five is the best in the NBA. They'll with the switch you've seen it a couple times. They'll be fine. But I think eighteen with long athletic guys who can switch Boston, Milwaukee could give them trouble Kurt. He'll and pro basketball. Thank you, pay your Bill. Always do. Thanks. So you ask the question key that if they do make a change in the coach who's at the top of that list will kick that around who your favorite choices. That's next.

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Yasiel Puig (McCullough) & Tiger Woods (Farmer)

Arrive Early, Leave Late

38:13 min | 1 year ago

Yasiel Puig (McCullough) & Tiger Woods (Farmer)

"Early on in my reporting career. I'll stop by veteran journalist, he said stay away from vanilla athletes because vanilla athletes are boring. You wanna go towards the athletes give you good, quote, an athlete people love nationally, people hate, and if you could find an athlete that people love and hate at the same time, and they don't know why. That's would you go to that for the colors that the stories are going to be and in LA dodger fans have love hate relationship with yelp week in the sports world Tiger Woods when he made the storm on to the golf world had that love hate relationship. You're either wearing the tiger raid on Sunday where you're rooting against him. The rude story with Tiger Woods winning the masters. We're gonna talk with Sam farmer. We normally covers the NFL. But he was in Augusta for the first time his stories covering Tiger Woods and the masters, but. First Andy McCullough, who's the national baseball writer for the LA times you travel at the dodgers has the beat reporter learned early on. When he came from Kansas City that yes, you'll we'd get you those clicks, we get you those quotes Yoshio plead gets people upset gets people happy and sometimes at the same time. It's time for the arrive early legally podcast. I'm your host Bethel Duran. It's Wednesday April seventeenth. You're laughing Andy. But is true. Right. Stay away from Bonilla that and it reminded me when I worked in New York member and editor said something like you can never have a bad headline of it has the word Derek jeeter in it, and that applies to Puig Clayton Kershaw with the Lakers. They had sold just tweet Kobe Bryant, right and the Lakers. Right. And you'll get react that we're doing it for clicks. But there's certain athletes that you've come across. Yeah. Where they're complicated though. So it's not the idea that we do things for clicks. It's because people want to read people want information about Kobe Bryant Ozzy. Oh, Tiger Woods. They want to know about these guys. That's why they get clicks. You can write interesting stories about lots of people, but certain people capture the public imagination in ways that other guys don't they're certain athletes. There are a lot of I wash where this amazing amazing in front of the camera and. Turn it off. That's why I tell someone our friends you don't want to hear the stories that I know what someone's so like, I don't wanna tell you because you're buying that jersey for your kid. There's the always say don't meet your heroes and not to say all of them are like that. But there's certain athletes, and yes, you'll be one of them that the people want to know more about him the wild horse showed up from Cuba. We didn't know much about him. He was in Mexico for a while people were trying to extort money from him. There's so many different shares about him. He's no longer on the dodgers yet you story over the weekend. And it was one of the most read stories or the LA times and as much as people wanna say, I don't care about him. I don't care about them. You still read it. Yeah. A lot of people still care about them in. You know, the timing worked out that the reds are back in town this week. And so it seemed like a good time to kind of do a bigger picture look at just what kind of the takeaway was from his time in Los Angeles. And so I spent the last few months kind of talking to people, and for me, I think one of the things that I really found is there was just a significant gap between the public's perception of que- and kind of what the. The internal perception of league was with the dodgers. And I think that's something that it kind of been written a lot about the idea that people with dodge upset with plea over the years. But I think at the end of the day this fans were still shocked that he was essentially traded for not nothing, but for very little and one of the things we're trying to explain the story was why was this supremely popular player? Who's I would say he was more beloved by the fans than hated by the fans there, obviously are some fans disliked him. But I think he might have been there most popular player. Why did they trade him for salary relief, essentially? Yes, COPD. I was there the night he made his debut. The following day. We go into the clubhouse, and we're trying to talk to and week yells at the Pierre people. What do they want in Spanish? Why do they want talk to me? Yes. This is the way things work in Cuba. We don't talk to the media, right? We talked to one guy, and he's animated about it. And I can speak Spanish, and he'd be an English at that ram. And I said a couple of words of him in Spanish, well, what do you want? Like, he was so defensive in the shirt, he did a lot to one learn English and embrace himself to the media where he was trying to interviews without a translator each euro. We never heard him, speak English. Right speaks grade English interest rates like purposeless, and he was trying express themselves. I would defend them at time saying a lot is getting lost in translation and people come and say, well, the LA times hates Puig Bill. Plachy got water thrown on him, and you have debt against it's not that. It's when you talk to his teammates who will say, I love the guy. But when you hear one story, you're thinking, okay when year multiple stories, and then we hear stories from people outside of the organization is that that he's a bad guy is just marches to beat of his own drummer a lot of times, it was less even what we may have said to the media than just kind of things he did in games or interactions with teammates that seem to upset them. And that's what a lot of. The stories were about is about not so much the idea. Like, don't flip your back. Don't play with flair. I'm sure there. He's played over the years. You're disliked him for that. I'm sure, but my twenty eighteen six years into his time here, the frustration among dodgers players and officials was the lack of attention detail. The inattention taking place off pitch by pitch even stages big as the World Series and the sort of inability to connect with him. And I think there's fault on both sides with that. I think the early on. Yeah. That's the perception that a lot of folks have is that when he came up first of all rescued the team in two thousand thirteen I wasn't here. But I remember. They were bad time. There was the idea that Don Mattingly might get fired. They had a losing record. And they went on this incredible tear in Puig was kind of catalyst behind that. He was like their best player, and he did this at a time when he was twenty one when he hadn't really learned the intricacies of just how baseball's played at the highest level. You know, the stuff that's like boring. Oh, how the United States were even before you get into the cultural and language barriers and whatever trauma. He was still processing from his escape from Cuba, which you know, is pretty significant. I don't know if he's ever really about the players will never talk about it. Which is of course, they write a family in danger. A lot of absolutely end that is a hundred percent there. Right. But I think because understanding why he hasn't spoken about that. I think a lot of people look over just the amount of trauma that that was and how that may have affected him at a vulnerable time when he was twenty twenty one years old so all of that combined with all of a sudden, he's the most famous player in one of the biggest cities in the world. And on the one hand, they're doing plea bobblehead night and plea t shirt night. And he's in all the. Videos and us being called wild horse on the other hand, he's got better and teammates being like you need to hit the cutoff man, you can't run like that. Why can't I run like that? I just scored. And so I think it's a combination of things we're kinda stacked against them in that regard. Now for this story you worked on it for how many months since like, February exactly my point is there's a lot of extensive work on this. A lot of interviews. I think you wrote that you interviewed twenty people for this. It was more than that. But yeah, the I spoke to more than twenty current and former dodgers coaches officials and players on the record. And that's what I noticed in the story. Yeah. Every single quote had attribution. There wasn't according to somebody every single person who said it owned it. Dow was something that was important to me, especially because as I sat down to write we flew to Cincinnati. And he said, I'm not gonna talk. He knew you right about this. The story came out on Sunday. So the previous Sunday, I contacted the reds and said I'll be in town this week. I'd like to talk to they said, we will let him know. I went there. He said, I don't wanna talk about. Angeles. I said okay to your face. Yeah. Yeah. Which is fine. He he knows you. He knows your face. Yeah. We've we've spoken plenty of times we talk this spring for a long time. And he was great. There was some folks like his foundation was upset on Twitter saying like there was no effort to talk to anyone in his camp. You know, we were never contacted didn't try to get the full picture of the man and to which I flew to Cincinnati to speak with you know, what I mean? Like I wanted to get his perspective in the story. And I think the story suffers from lacking it, but it was important to me that given that we chose not to talk that there'd be no anonymous quotes in it. I don't think that's fair. And especially if you even has the chance to refute them more answer them reading the story that when you were talked to somebody a player that was honesty or for an office or somebody involved with him. You ask them what your favorite weeks too many times? I read oh, I don't want to tell you that. And it didn't seem like he was a positive light. But then there was always follow with a, but I love the guy. I think for some it was like, yeah. I don't have a good week story in kind of a negative way. But there was somewhere. It was like oh. I don't know like Jok Peterson civically was like, oh, yeah. I love we I can't really tell you that sort of thing. So I think a lot of it is just kind of in the eye of the beholder. But a lot of them were just like, oh, I can't talk about that. The dodgers are very analytics. They're very proactive. The lasers in the field. They give the outfielders officers. They use. Lasers do. Yeah. They they were caught in New York using lakes to align. Their I'll feel the outfielders have a card that tell them. Hey, this bad is going to do this. The story goes at we ripped up the card in the coaches face. Yeah. As wrote in the story, I mean, according to six people told me that they had knowledge that he would do that not every time but enough occasions that it ran together for like how many times I seem to five six. I I lost track. You guys lost track of the number of times. They saw him trash the card in front of George lumbar the outfield coach any other business anywhere else. But he would go and make. Play. I couldn't really get into this story because it wasn't said on the record. So that's actually why I was talking to someone on background, and they basically brought up his what is the difference in doing that? And if you give a pitcher instructions to use the slider more, and he doesn't what is the difference? Well, one is a demonstrably rude act and the other one is a more subtle route our shaken up, right? And the person was just like, right? So what is the difference for the team in winning games? It was like, well, I guess none. So it's all on the scale like players do versions of this all the time right ignore what the team wants them to do. But how often they do at that demonstrably? And that's kind of the difference. I think how was your time with him. I didn't know him very well. But you you're around him almost on a daily base. Yeah. It's a big times. He was really entertaining and funny, and sometimes he was not interested in talking, which you know, is like most people I just think it was more of the extremes like the I don't wanna talk to you was more extreme. And I wanna talk to you. It was entertaining and fun. I mean, how many players kissed their hitting coach how many players lick their bad county players run around the diamond like chopping their crotch. He's a dynamic flamboyant individual. And I think that could come across in the clubhouse. But you could also get the sort of less interested in talking and sort of grumbling answers and stuff not to get too Emily about this. But if you look at the numbers he wasn't performing to the level of talent that he has she's a good player. But I think when he came up there was debate of who's better plea trout or Harper in thirteen that was a thing that people talked about actually gone on to have a pretty good career. But he's only been an all star. Once he's never hit thirty home runs. He's never wanna go glove because of the way his career started. He's judged by the things that he didn't do rather than things. He does. He's like a three war player, which is good. Gimme twenty five of those. That's a good team. A guy who's good is getting a Sunday profile nearly time. Yeah. I mean, Mike trout's ten win player Bryce Harper has been eight or nine. Win player. He wasn't last year. But whatever you talked to some scouts, and they say, well, there's issues with his swing that are always going to prevent him from being an elite header so in a way his sort of physique works against him. Because his swing is kind of stiff, and that's just a product of Al, bulky. He is how will your mentions after you wrote the Pook store because you're gonna have the dodger fans who just fend him. No matter what. And that's the reason we do the arrive early leave late yet. Guess is. So you can write it. But also come in here. And explain why you wrote this piece about why you go behind the scenes, you're taking the listener and the reader to them my mentions. Honestly, I think we're fine and dodger fans can't be ruthless. They've been worse. You know, if I ever like defend Dave Roberts. Dimensions are a lot worse. If I ever say, no, Dave Roberts shouldn't be fired. My mentions are really bad but not to like bragging anyway. But I think by having everything beyond the record. It makes it really difficult for fans to blame the author because I didn't lead anyone. Anyway, I just ask questions and guys put their name on things. And I wrote it so like there are. People say, oh, this was you know, unfair. This was a hit piece. This was calculated the LA times hates tweet. And I didn't really feel any answer anyone because I think the story speaks for itself. It's just what his co workers thought of him in. We're talking about a player who's no longer on the dodger. He's in Cincinnati, Ohio out of sight out of mine kind of. But then comes the LA has his own video crew film his first day. Oh, did he really I didn't even go on Twitter account? Yes. It's not MLB. It's by a week's Twitter's carry they followed him when he walked into the press conference the head with the media. We shut up what forty minutes seventy minutes with a seventy. A lot of traffic in LA. He forgot about that. I didn't know he had his own film crew. I like that. More. It's good. I don't know if the LA mediates, actually, I I can't. Speak for myself. I guess I don't care like we do. If you listen to the media doesn't care that guy turns down for an interview. 'cause the next day. They're probably do it. Jose this early on angel broadcaster. Never take anything personal. Yeah. Because you don't know what's going on these has lives. And at the end the day, you have a job to do which is tell story. My job is to provide stories and information for readers that they can't find anywhere else. They can only find in the LA times. Right. That's what I do. And so that's what my focuses. And like if that involves flying Cincinnati and getting blown off. That's what it does. I don't care. I'm not friends with the people I cover I'm not enemies with the people I cover mostly they don't care about me at all. They don't know your name. They know your face disappear for a couple of seasons. Oh, you left. Okay. Cool. Hey, my friend that transition to the actual dodgers this team the season Clayton Kershaw. You wrote about his performance on the night. Yeah. And you're out about a slider. That's real inside. That's why I came in. I figured you wanna talk more slider stuff. How kershaw? Looked actually pretty good last night. I was a little surprised that he looked a lot closer to the twenty seventeen version of himself than this eighteen version of himself. And I think a lot of that had to do with the slider. The slider was a little slower than it was last year. Which is a good thing. It had more depth to it. Kind of looked like the pitch. It had been in the past. And we'll see how he holds up over the course of the season. But if you can generate that sort of pitch he can live perfectly comfortably at ninety ninety one with his fastball having that weapon again could really prevent some of the issues. He kind of had winding down the stretch last year when his stuff just wasn't what had had been are you gonna travel the rest of the country with the dodgers and chasing the whole season been dead against him. Yet. I'm gonna continue. My Vandamme gets. We say intend to follow him to all ends of the earth. Just to talk to him who else is on your vendetta list. I don't know. I gotta find someone is tweet any McCullough who you want him to hunt down and do it piece and is always. Do great job covering baseball. Yes. You get to be home for a little bit. Don't you? Well, no. It's funny. I'm actually going on the road tomorrow to do the trip to Milwaukee and Chicago with gusty, oh, there's a ghost in Milwaukee right at the Pfister. Yeah. I think the team still stays there. Yeah. All right story idea ghost, the ghost story convert a one in the Pfister Milwaukee. Yes. Then there's a one in Tampa. Yeah. Yeah. So take our social media crew with you get the cameras out fine ago. Andy McCulloch ghost hunter? Yeah. That's definitely what like Justin Turner is looking for is me knocking on his door like to AMC knobs looking for a ghost, man. Like, they'll talk to you about ghost. They probably will. Yeah. I'll see if they're staying at the Pfister. See you're staying there. They're saying the Pfister outright. I'm telling you this story. Okay. All ghost ideas, any McCullough. Appreciate it. Sam farmer dizzy, oh coast or maybe saw the return of one. Tiger Woods Augusta. Sam farmer that was your first time at a gun. Esta at the master's. Yeah. I mean, I picked to good one. Didn't I that was beginner's luck? This is the top event on my bucket list covering the masters and man to get Tiger Woods coming back like that in that historic masters. Hen won a major championship in eleven years and really is career was written office dead, as you know, recently as a year ago, he made that push at the British Open, and I happened to be at that British opening car newsy and walked the last day with the same group essentially with Francesco Molinari and tiger and at Carnoustie, and as we know tiger had a lean on the back nine and Molinaro overtook him. So this was so cool. The event was unbelievable. I mean, the way they treat the media is unreal. The media center that they've created is like a four seasons. The old one used to be I'm told again, this is my first masters, but the old one was in a building that was just off the. I fair way. This is like about two minute cart ride, which is no big deal you could walk to. But you get there in the media centers this massive classic building like a four seasons and two levels you go up at the top. And there's this incredible history. I mean, they've got the old credential lists with grantland rice, and some of the old old timey sports writers have covered the masters. They've got a restaurant up there that is so nice that a lot of the green jackets come up and eat there and studied in the clubhouse, eat the media restaurant. And then they've got what's called a grab and go, which is if you can imagine a big refrigerated wall sort of like a seven eleven with all the food that they have a masters on the course, so that's the mental cheese sandwiches chicken club sandwich. The chicken sandwich, the egg salad sandwich. All those things are filled to the gills. They've got master's moon. In pies. He wanted to put on about ten pounds covering this event and downstairs, it's amazing. They've got auditorium. These walnut desks that you set behind. And then they bring the golfers up. If somebody's at the podium a table at the top, and I asked tiger a question. And I didn't know the moderator in the first thing he said was he said Sam and points to me, and I asked tiger the question I was thinking in the back of my head. How's this guy? No me how I feel pretty good about myself. Then I found out that in our badges there's a chip and if we're sitting in any seat, they know where we are something pops up on their screen. My name my -ffiliated my photo, and it pops up on the golfer screen too. So they call you your first name, and you have no idea they call everyone by their first name because it's chip that's in your credential. They can also find out. Hey. Hey, Sam farmer used the wrong exit. He shouldn't be going out that exit. What's he doing over or stamp farmers? Got a cell phone, and we pinged it on. The course they'll pull your credential so fast, if you have a cellphone, they're part of the the allure of the masters in this is one of the stories. I wrote is that nobody has a cellphone. You cannot have a cell phone out there, and it really creates cool environment anot only because you don't get the whole you the man yelling when guys swinging, but you don't have just as wall of cell phones. You know, tiger his entire life walks around all always is the back of cell phones because everybody's filming him everywhere at the masters that doesn't happen. So it's pretty cool. You wrote so many cool stories from Augusta an amateur casual goal fan. I'll watch the majors. I'm terrible hacker. I'll go play. But I'm never really saying. Hey, the masters on Sunday. I have to sit down. Down and your coverage. This week was different one. I know you some okay, let me re SAM's doing, but you got me hooked with the story about how there's no cellphones. And wrapping this around my head is two thousand nineteen the thought of somebody turning in their cell phone. It's like people must have had the shakes like you're detoxing like you're doing. I don't have my how do you do your job? You know, it's interesting. It does change your job dramatically because you've got to run back and forth. You can't keep going back to the media center that probably takes a half hour out of your day to go back and forth. And then come back to the course. So it does turn back the clocks a little bit. And I'll tell you after a while it's really refreshing not to have your cell phone on you and your interaction with people changes, you realize how affected our interactions are. We don't talk to people. We don't really look at people were constantly reaching for our phones check stuff out so to be removed from your phone for a while. Yes. You have the shakes for a day or two. But then you're you're like, I get used to this really really nice there. Other rules, just different quirky. The chairs the chairs at the master's. Yeah. You wrote a great story about these chairs I wanna chair Sam. Well, yeah. That was really fun. They sell these chairs or not, you know, they don't overprice things generally. I mean food is sandwiches are couple box bucks. Really try to keep prices down and chairs, which are nice folding chairs thirty bucks, but they don't have arms and their this uniform color. Green very simple with the date on the back of them. And what you do is you come in in the morning, and it's like thing I wrote it's the walking of the bulls because they won't let Iran at the course. But as soon as they opened the gate they power walkout like crazy to flood of people trying to get to one of those holes. The you know, you get to Amen Corner or to get to the back of sixteen or to get the whole seven where he can see a bunch of from the green you could see a bunch of holes you set up your chair. There's a business card in the back of your chair. I mean, you put your business card or name under chair, and they set him up in very even rose, and because they don't have arm rests. They can put them very close. Together. And then once you're chairs there, you can go explore the course and nobody's going to disturb it. I mean there have been stories about people leaving their wallets on their chairs, and they don't get disturbed. I think there's a feeling among the people there. They call them patrons not spectators, but there's a feeling that if you do something wrong within those hallowed walls, you're going to bad karma for the rest of your life. So there's an understanding that if there's a chair there, you can sit down John F B your chair, it could be anyone's chair until the owner that chair comes and says I want to sit in my seat, then you get up, but for the most part, you can sit in any seat out there, which is pretty cool, and it's just a different vibe. And I think the fact that there are no cellphones helps create that special feeling like I'm really connecting with people. But when I was out there, some old timers, and it's a big favorite of the. Old caddies at Augusta lot of used to have for years and years and years, they were African American caddies who would caddy for the masters and they worked at Augusta. And so all those guys are out there, these all-time guys, and they had some incredible stories, and we talk for probably three hours out on the porch out there. They told me master stories, but they said you gotta wait for Tommy Tommy Bennett guy. Rolls up. He's now web dot com. Caddy sixty nine years old looks got the body forty year old or younger just full of stories. He comes up. He was Tiger Woods. First. Caddy at Augusta nineteen ninety-five. Tommy Bennett caddy forum, and he didn't even want to caddy Tiger Woods this kid Tiger Woods because he said I don't want to caddy for an amateur. He said I wanna chance to win this thing. But his. Boss said, no, you're gonna to take his amateur or you're not working. And so he said tiger comes in and the first three days are an evaluation. So it's Earl Woods tiger's dad and Butch Harmon is swing coach and tiger and his Nike team. He had just very early on signing Nike deal. And Tommy Bennett was his caddy. And he said this kid was incredible right off the bat. And this was the first masters tiger replayed in nineteen ninety five and we were able to get a shot of Tommy and tiger striding down the fairway together. And it was pretty pretty neat. I was very excited about that story. And and Tommy said the first round he said, Mr. woods, you just have three golf balls in your bag. You're going to need more than that. In Tigers that I won't need more than that. Mister was Augusta National. Well, we've got water on. This course, you're gonna need more than three golf balls. And tiger said just watch the end of the day tiger handed him one brand new Gulf ball. He used one ball in the front one ball in the back and saved a ball for Tom. Wow. As an amateur. Yeah. That's a real coastal as an amateur made the cut and two years later. He would win the masters. So it was the launch into the stratosphere. And after that masters reside conic shot of tiger falling into the arms of Earl Woods, his father and fast forward. Twenty two years later. Tiger wins the masters his dad's gone, and it's tiger scooping up his kids and hugging them, and you really see a career. That's come full circle. It's a tale of redemption that really transcends golf, and I think it's a great life less. Than about perseverance and ability to fight through and bounce back from the depths really from rock bottom with think about all the issues tiger had a messy divorce DUI pain pills. Couldn't walk on the couch feet up depths of despair ranked seven hundred in the world and to come back. Everyone thought fourteen majors that's it. He'll never catch Jack at eighteen and he starts clawing his way back and the dramatic dramatic inclusion and now heading to Bethpage Black for the PGA championship. Or he won the US open there and follow by Pebble Beach where US open is and two thousand remember being standing on the eighteenth grain right on the edge eighteenth green at Pebble Beach when Tiger Woods had his historic run. One the US open by Iraq. Record fifteen shots. So you know, that eighteen is certainly within reach if you figure Tiger Woods of he can stay healthy. And that's a big if but if he can stay healthy is in supreme shape. He's gonna be in major championship contention for the next ten years that forty majors I think he can get three and possibly four to surpass Jack Nicklaus. Sam right now, you're known as the NFL writer, the Commissioner knows you for the LA times. But when you're in the bay area, you covered golf and the raiders and in the bay area, you saw tiger at Stanford just matching your at Pebble Beach when you saw him, right? This is the first time you see him at Augusta, but you had a unique vantage point on the eighteenth hole because you were in the same room as family. Yes. And that was in the members grill at Augusta and now reporters cannot be inside the ropes at Augusta. It's the one tournament or we can't go inside the ropes. So you're watching like spectator. Which is great. But you can't cover every hole. You can't go from hold a whole and really get vantage point on tiger, particularly when he's coming down the stretch in the masters. This is no place to stand. Now on Friday. I was walking with Tigers group and they make the transition from sixteen to seventeen I kind of watch him from a distance put out at sixteen. I start heading up to the landing area. Whereas drives gonna go on seventeen and a hair disturbance, and I see a couple of people ducking. So I'd doc because I think somebody's it. Some drive is gone wild or something and three pine coats, come down bouts right near my feet. And then plunk a golf ball, and this golf ball is within twenty feet of me and its role in right towards me, slowly. And I'm looking at it, and you're kind of backing up in your making sure the gall to close and I see with every revolution. It says tiger tiger tiger. And I realize this is Tiger Woods is ball has almost hit me off the seventeenth. So they pushed us back and literally I was right parallel. Maybe six feet away from him swinging the club on that second shot on Friday. So it was really cool to be up that close and there's just a different sound any of these pros hit the ball. But Tiger Woods hitting off the pine straw. Like that there's a different sound quality to way this guy hits the ball. And I'll tell you to there's an area called the big oak tree, and it's just massive oak massive with a huge umbrella canopy, and it's the central meeting place at the masters for all the green jackets, the high level mucky mucks the media the golfers everyone now this is chained off from the patrons. They can't get it. They can. Get close to it. And look there's a chain barrier though. So we would convene under the tree. And I talked to John is ner there on a Sorenstam's saw her there. A rod was there. Larry FitzGerald came through at a long conversation with Roger Goodell there the governor of Florida Rhonda Santa's came by. And when I was talking all this on the train underneath the tree. He's so Kurt Russell. It's just one after another under the tree and people are coming and going and golfers are coming through and Justin Thomas will walk through and you'll have Rickie Fowler walk by. But when tiger comes everyone sort of snaps to attention there's energy in the air like, oh, he's coming. So the golfers when they go into the I t they walked to the practice green and that sort of like the tarmac at the airport where all the planes are lining up and getting ready to. Take off go the runway will the runway in this case would be the first t so maybe ten minutes before his tee time. There's this. This this crackling energy in the air. Like something's going to happen. Then all of a sudden, you'll see security guards eight of them will come out in line, even under the tree area will line away. And it's like the Red Sea. And it feels like the processional before a price fight a guy come through. And then his caddy Joe lacob will come through with this bag, and then just the door to clubhouse swings open and tiger just without breaking stride, walks through that area. And like I said it's like being in Vegas and Floyd Mayweather coming through the crowd, but even more on track not averting his eyes at all. In fact, at want masters, his mom was there. And she kind of had her arms out any walked right pastor without even bat an eye. Like, she wasn't even there. I mean, that's how locked in laser focus. This guy is and the people all these green jackets all these heads of state heads of industry captains of industry. Everything. Nobody says a word they just applaud standard attention as tiger. What? So it's amazing. What this guy still commands? He doesn't move. The needle tire was is the needle. He is the pulse of golf right now. Even after all of his ups and downs and everything in the fact that he won the master's his favourite tournament in that kind of spotlight and dragged in not only the golf world. But the whole sports world is really remarkable. I started this podcast by saying that you want to avoid the vanilla athletes. The ones who don't move the needle. Tiger Woods moves at needle. And there's people who love him. There are people who defend them. There are people who still to this day will be anti-tiger woods either. No middle ground with him. You're either on his side of your guest him. Why is he that athlete? Polarizing figure right out of the gate winning in such a way that they actually had a change golf courses. And to tiger proof them shook up the tradition of golf and did it in such a boisterous fist-pumping, you as an athlete first. And then a golfer lifted weights pre tiger most offers were soft and pudgy and Craig statler kind of. I mean, even Phil Mickelson wall. Restored of. Yeah. Tire comes he brings athleticism athlete burst. And that attitude hanging with Jordan. I think anytime you get somebody who is out of step with whatever else is doing people are going to be threatened, but he's a different golfer. Now he won this event differently. He was not overpowering. The course he was playing it smart. And didn't putt like the tiger of all where every makeup. Putt was just about guaranteed to go in he missed some putts on Thursday and Friday where I thought this is going to be as undoing this is why he's not gonna win this. But he started to drain those. But again, it wasn't brute strength that he brought the course to its knees. He just played great golf and didn't overpower anybody, but sort of outlasted that group because if you remember I mean guys were cycling up, and they'd be at twelve under in a new guys Zander, Schaaf Lee and Brooks KEPCO had come up, and then Francesco Molinari would come up, and it was just tired was sort of in the mix there and then pulled away as everybody kind of receded in one by one stroke. So it wasn't like he crushed the field. Or this is the first time in fifteen major championship victories that he had to come from high on a Sunday. So this different kind of Tiger Woods, even though he was wearing that typical read mock turtleneck. He brought that one back different guy. More introspective. He's a dad now he doesn't hit it as hard as far as used to. But he's winning with his wile. And I think he's got a really good chance of catching Jack. And hopefully, you're there along for the ride staff. I know you're busy the NFL. But yes, some great stories today. Thank you so much for taking the time. I can't recommend enough for people to go back reader coverage of the masters now because I know you Sam I forwarded those stories to a lot of younger aspiring journals on his real, right? This report because anybody can write about the course. But to make chair interesting to make tree interesting Ray job all weeks. Thank you so much love talking to you, buddy. Athletes that move the needle and reporters that get you the stories great job by an McCullough and Sam former join us today on the podcast this podcast produce by Dave wine, engineered by Kathleen Angel Rodriguez is a sports editor of the LA times. I'm your host bet the grant as always you can go and check out the arrive early legally podcast anywhere that you listen to your podcast. Also, the LA times sports Twitter account doing great work getting more interactive. With you go and check out their coverage all day, long, refresh. Refresh refresh download the podcast Sherrit rate review. Liz would your thinking about I'm your host the Durant. And as always thank you for listening to the arrive early late podcast.

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The Yasiel Puig Stages of Grief and Five Decades of Cleveland Sorrow | Why I Hate My Team

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I don't think this is your podcast debut at the ringer is it no I'm not a podcast regular but I do drop in from time to time. Craig gains coffee chief of the ringer. This is such that's a treat listeners. Here should very much appreciate this moment. Craig is a dual dodgers tigers Spanish. It's it's it's very strange. We should probably explore that story but that's very different time today. We're here to talk about. The Los Angeles dodgers the best team in baseball. were making a sham out of the way my team bit right now right already right cannot possibly hate this team now now. No this is more <hes> my emotional journey with one team at one player why for a short amount of time I hated the team and now I'm kind of just happy for all parties. This is like a why hated my team oral history. That's right. That's right exactly all right so this is the stages of grief in your post U._C._l._A.. World that's right. Yes <hes> You were incense at the trade in this off offseason you you hated your team for that reason and I want to ask you about that. Because it was obviously beloved by the the dodgers fan base he connected with people at Chev as ravine he connected with people through their TV screens in a way that baseball players frequently you do not so I wanna get your psyche the day that he gets traded where you at I was I was despondent and you know just a backup <hes> for a minute before he was traded. The years at U._C._L._A.. was with a team. I went through every single single emotional reaction to him. One could their times. I absolutely loved him. There were times before this I myself in bars screamed out trade puig okay so I myself went through this whole spectrum. The thing is the two seasons before this trade. It really seemed like he was starting to figure things out especially at the plate. You know I mean He. Just he looked more disciplined. <hes> he was making great contact and you know I mean like you say he was. One of the most is one of the most trans fixing players players in baseball. I don't care what you're doing. When he pops up on the screen you're going to stop and you're going to watch and for a fan that just means so much and then add to that just the joy that he brought to the game and you know I mean just highlight after highlight light it it it? It really can't be overstated that day. I was in a really dark place <hes> I I just I thought it was short sighted. I thought that they just didn't have enough in the outfield. I like many other dodgers. Dodgers fans said okay well really upset about this. What's going to be the next move in so there was really like a sense of okay? We're not happy about this but let's see what the team does after that and so that's where my head was that day I really got pretty ammo. I was in tex- thread with some of my fellow L.. A. Sports fans your beard out like E._A.. Grew out that day actually I I use words like baseball is poetic and yes yell and Cincinnati isn't poetic. I'm not proud. Proud of that text message but it was if you WANNA know my emotional state that day. I think that's a pretty good window into that. Okay so you're waiting for the next shoe to drop. It doesn't really drop doesn't mean they signed pollick yeah and and he's been playing well. He's often injured. He was rumored to go to the mets and I was very nervous about that because he would have probably shown up in New York with like half a hamstring and right barely any kneecaps but he's been playing pretty well for them and I think that the storm has kind of calmed on the S._E._O.. Weak Front specifically for you. When we were talking about this you mentioned one Andy McCulloch piece yeah in the Los Angeles Times Yeah Yeah so you know the the off season goes and they don't really make any big moves? They also lose grotten dolphins over kind of thinking okay where there is a time last year we were thinking where's the offense going to come from for the dodgers amazing boy oh boy yeah and <hes> and so the season starts and <hes> they're off to in Okay Ah Okay Start and then Cincinnati comes town and Andy McCulloch <hes> National Baseball columnist for the Times writes just okay a really extensive <hes> piece looking at all of the difficulties that the dodgers had with tweet now granted to this is all you know from the dodgers point of view. Andy did try to talk U._C._l._A.. said he didn't WanNA talk <hes>. I don't think that the piece was unfair. I I read it and they're they're just a lot of anecdotes about how he was he. He could be such a great guy these great person on the field but also in the clubhouse he could be <hes> you could just be a difficult guy to to to work with the coaches had problems with them stuff like defensive positioning things like that things just like the little stuff that you want a professional baseball player to really pay attention to and there are also enough quotes from guys on the team in context when I usually think that they would just want to give very like anodyne non quotes that I kind of started to do well in exactly yes yeah that I also didn't seem to be like they just wanted to just like hatchet. Yes yell. It really seemed like this is like a family thing where we've tried with this guy for so long we care about them for so much button damn he's just not he's just not getting to the place where we want him to get won't take out the trash. It's right yeah right right and you know like I I. I look at a baseball team is two different things I look at them as an entertainment product and I look at them as an organization that has to work work and when you're talking about the dodgers as an entertainment product in the last ten years no not even Kershaw has been as entertaining on a day-to-day basis as Puig right from an organization standpoint. I I read that piece and I really didn't like to come to this conclusion but I thought okay I think that maybe the organization made the right move and then you know the next few months really start to it. That was born worn out. I mean the best offense baseball. The outfield is just fine. <hes> pollock has been <hes> Nice when he's been <hes> in the lineup. <hes> for Dugo has been more than capable <hes> from Thais -ment as well <hes> <hes> I love Emmy is this it's back dodgers baseball where it's just like you could have eighteen different lineups and they're all going to score one way or the other usually by home runs these days but but they're going to get on the board and <HES> and they're probably you a stronger a stronger team for for the move yeah I that ended McCullough piece was I think really illuminating because the parts that stuck out to me were you know. Dave Roberts making sure that he was on the Record Multiple Times saying I love Ya C._O.. Still text I right right right and I I didn't read a lot of the quotes as animosity or nothing like that but the Justin Turner stuff like very much surprised me because he seems like a baseball guy on a baseball guy comes out and says but he you know he named names in he likes said things that we did that bothered other him yeah and reasons that the team could have been better if we would have done some of these things some of these more chore like Things Talking About <hes> okay so now we're halfway through the twenty nine hundred season the dodgers obviously great. You have no reason to be mad at them right now <hes> <hes> I assume you're still a big fan fan of the guy one hundred percent you know I mean like how how can you not be you know I mean I'm never going to get used to seeing him in anything. That isn't a dodgers uniform <hes> you know he might not be in a reds uniform. We're very long. We'll we'll talk about that but I mean no. I mean like he's still one of the most watchable <hes> not just in baseball one of the most watchable athletes and all the sports <hes> you know it doesn't make like a single by Puig is an event. It's just thinking about him like motoring around I every single time he is not going to get a double on that single. He's going to attack I if he possibly could. That's the kind of you just you you love to see that he shaves his moustache stash in the middle of games if he gets in trended baseball some of the best brawls in baseball and I mean look as a dodgers fan any enemy of Madison Bumgarner is my friend. It doesn't matter what team he plays for if he's on the other end. The bumgarner <hes> <hes> you know brawl. I'm with that Guy Public tiff or whatever absolutely the whole the whole thing yeah okay. Are you hoping he doesn't get traded. Are you hoping it works out in Cincinnati. I'm just hoping that it works out for him. I mean you know it's like they wanted to invest in him and then kind of like they're changing their minds. which is Kinda shitty rightly right? Yeah I mean I don't I don't know enough about like the reds organization to know how that works. I know his contract contract is up. This is that right so you know I mean I guess from a business perspective that makes that I do think one way or the other whether it's with Cincinnati or somebody else the past few months sales event on fire so he's going to get paid aide regardless you know I I I do think even though he's known as <hes> as sometimes a difficult guy to work with his <hes> his offensive product has been just perfect <hes> the last few months and I just think that that there's there's always going to be someone who wants to <hes> who I mean if you think about just yes there are organizational difficulties to working with the OSCE L. One. He's he's a great person to have a great bad to the having any lineup to the guy sells jerseys. The guy puts as in seats. You know like if you think about him really from like a a more like three hundred sixty degree perspective. There's a lot that yeah Zia will bring to your to your organization <hes> I I. I'm not worried about him at all. Regardless of what happens when that when that first way wave of Puig love and then plea puig backlash Kinda was like the story line at the beginning of his career I remember listening to like an hour long cowherd how her segment where he just kept saying butts and seats butts and and it was like no matter what you think about his deficiencies on the field or his mishaps or his brain latches or anything like that like in organizations gotTa Think About Butts being sheet sure I'm organizations more than others like the dodgers. Don't really need to think about no people go no I it was interesting though in in the the McCullough piece I remember talking about the cognitive dissonance between the clubhouse to shaking their heads to get some boneheaded thing that he had done and then the next day seeing and be like a centerpiece of their marketing. I mean that really liking relates exactly the whole thing you know like <hes> you know a a like the the front facing part of an organization is going to love what Yossi Ozzie outbreaks. He's so great with fans. He's just such like a photogenic guy just loves just like being out there in the spotlight and he's really going to like. He's going to connect them a charismatic young fit yeah. Everything's an outfielder play the corner position power all he's when he's not he's definitely mercurial but he's not he's not some Moody Guy who doesn't ever want to spotlight. He's not going to be one of these guys who you know. A lot of players have gone to Boston and all of a sudden. They're like Oh. This is just too intense. I can't I think I don't let let me be other record. I know what is he breathing in Boston. He could go there and be just fine he he's like that stuff rolls off his back and I think he actually feeds off of it <hes> so I just think that he's an asset for a team in so many different ways couldn't agree more okay okay. Let's jump back to the dodgers for a couple of minutes and then wrap up <hes> obviously the last two years very successful one of the best teams in baseball. If not the best team in baseball <hes> came up short in the world series two different times. I don't need to tell you that <hes> going into the playoffs this year. Are you nervous. Are you anxious or are you just happy that they should in theory be the best team in the N._F._l.. And is that enough for you. I'm in this really dangerous place right now where they've been so dominant this year and were are deep enough in the season that it's been just long enough for me to kind of start to forget the pain of the last two postseasons so I'm kind of in that fan zone where I'm forgetting the lessons of the past and I'm just really really gearing up for for the playoffs. I mean you know <hes> the giants have been great lately but their lead in the West just looks insurmountable. <hes> you know there are a lot of like the the playoffs will not be a cakewalk especially early. You know that bullpen is a thing. That's going to be keeping me up at night for a long long time especially the longer they try to keep full arenas in that yeah. It's just I mean it's it's. It's really really talked about him. But you know overall <hes> <hes> I feel I guess I would put a guardedly optimistic <hes> <hes> I don't know they they just got swept in the freeway series with angels which almost kind of like okay. This is sort of like the reality check. They're not just going to be walking on air the whole time time they do have to actually got stuff and I feel like they've actually been pretty good at staying resilient. I mean those last two world series losses. Were really really rough and could be something that could really muck up like. Take a different organization but you know Credit Roberts. He really liked keeps. These guys focused in loose and <hes> you know I mean having a team that deep has to be such a challenge for a manager and a lot of dodgers fans were it just got really <hes> Ansi about how much he was tinkering during the playoffs especially with the pitchers throughout each game yeah. I don't know if he's going to continue to do that this postseason probably I know that they I would say yes. I know the Andrew Freedman sure shirts sure and you know like I'm. I'm going to come into the postseason the same way I do every I'm going to take the long view. I'm going to say okay the numbers bear out this kind of strategy. You're going to have to hold on a few few different times. <hes> as things get a little bit rocky but you know they've lost two world series and pretty are breaking fashion but they've also been to two world series so i. I'm feeling I'm feeling is as good as I can. In this moment guardedly optimistic taking the long view Craig gains who've been editing too much Lindbergh. That's right. Thank you for doing absolutely thank you all right thank you. The Craig gains for coming on and ranting about the dodgers. Is that was delightful. I'm now joined by Rob Vila Hi Rob. I have to follow Craig. You do follow Craig Right. That's impossible. How could I possibly do that? His podcast talent turn on the ringer podcast network. What did the light hello thank you for having me and now I'm very intimidated? Elo Now to be here anyway. No no you just have to talk about Phantom and sadness. That's all why an expert then. Let's Rewind to two thousand sixteen game A._M.. Seven I'm sorry about this so the game ends the cubs win. The Indians future comes out looking pretty rosy. I would say as far as league-wide teams go. You know you have Francisco Lindor. He's a he was in remains an an absolute delight the pitching staff where the best of all times the bullpen is flexible and manager Terry Francona. He's willing to use it. He's very good. He's he's proven his mettle two off seasons later two thousand eighteen. This was a big storyline this past off season Indian C._E._O.. C._E._O.. And owner Paul Dolan wants to begin exploring options of trading the higher paid players on the team in order to try to lower payroll now at the time of the two thousand Sixteen World Series Agnostic Fan Dan like myself because I didn't really care who won that series. It's actually kind of rooting for the Indians. I hate to break it to cubs fans but <hes> thank you thank you for that man that smile. They're really really in but a very very career charismatic person yes and Agnostic Fan like me might have thought okay well. It was the cubs turn. They got their win. It's been over one hundred years but the Indians kind of deserve their turn to it's been over fifty years. Maybe they'll get their turn in the next couple of years from offense perspective for you. How frustrating is it to kind of watch this team sort of slowly devolve in sputter out especially in a city that is very passionate about their teams and hasn't had a ton of success outside of the one Lebron Kalvesier well the first? I think that the Lebron Kalvesier was the same year you know like the twenty sixty and was heartbreaking. You know it was absolutely heartbreaking. You know I I remember very well. Having my heart broken you know by the nineties teams by by Jim Thome e Albert Bell Oh you know that was their turn as well should have been you know and so it was a similar feeling but it was immediately mitigated you know by by the cavs by Lebron and yeah I think citywide there. Was this feeling you know that we'll get him next time you know and that's that's something that Cleveland fans say particularly about the browns like we'll get him. Next year is just like this hilarious. You know empty bleak cliche you know that we say because we know that it's not going to happen next year for fifty years beyond that but in in that instance I think because of the Lebron it hurt a little less you know and we still came out of that feeling you know like things were looking up for the Indians specifically but certainly you know this. This weight had been lifted off Cleveland shoulders and once that happened like the same thing was going to happen to us that happened to Boston you know and the Red Sox I one and suddenly every Boston team you know started winning multiple championships like we were we were we are headed for the same thing shoot for the moon and I think what's Fr- yeah and what's frustrating about this decline or what seems to be this decline is is is that it it cycle like it's it's actually the same thing you know. It's the Indians are or you know loudly protests that they are a small market team you know and when they have these sort of generational talents like window or I it's understood by everyone that we're only going to have these people when we can afford to pay them. You know one third of what they're actually worth on the open market. Okay you know it's it's not quite as stark situation as of course like in Oakland you know or I lived also and I rooted for them a little bit and now as terrible as well the as but I it's there's this. There's always this clock ticking this doomsday clock ticking. Thing even when we draft while we we luck into or we skill our way into the these wonderful players that we can tie up and pay you know not anywhere near what they're worth while they're young and once they hit free agency they're gone. There is no question question that they're gone and and and that cycle seems to be repeating itself in in retrospect you know they were up three one in the world series like I obviously that was their window. That was their time you know and it's it's this season is really bizarre so far. It looks like a lost cause and now suddenly thing again I I don't i. I don't personally know how to feel about it but there there is this sense of of the window having shots or is rapidly shutting again and what's frustrating about is how familiar it feels right. I I WANNA talk about this season but briefly before we get into that you said that you lived in Oakland and rooted for the as quickly that perked my ears. I didn't know that on a scale on a scale of one to ten ten being the as knowing for sure that they're gonNA lose Josh Donaldson and that type and Matt Chapman Api. I love him so much. I hope he stays there forever. But where are the Indians on that sliding scale. I guess if one is the Yankees knowing they can just overpay whoever they wind. Keep him around forever. <hes> <hes> like an eight or a seven while like the Oakland the Oakland situation feels so stark because of the contrast with the giants like just the stadiums themselves like it's just go to games at that Oakland Stadium you know which you know hilariously like the dugouts fill up with sewage periodically you know and there's that cruddy little giant bleacher saying that the raiders set up you know and like the way way way nose bleeds like it's it's. It's such a fundamentally really cruddy stadium than still has this charm to it and I it's just I recognized a lot of that. Indians type feeling you know like not quite lovable losers but you know that's just the have nots you know the charming and charismatic in his centric have nots who put a team together and shock the world but only so far. You know it doesn't work in the playoffs. It's like Major League. It's like the movie you know. I was definitely a kindred spirit there in Oakland and obviously they are the most else famous proponent of this kind of thing but yeah Cleveland has always felt like that you know it's just you look at the Red Sox you look at the Yankees and you know no. The hotshot pitcher that you have today is GonNa end up on one of those teams five years years from now you know in the home is that you will get in return like the new crop of players who are going to be great and who are going to push you right to the precipice and then you know we've again yeah. It's a real doomsday clock situation yeah okay. Let's talk about two thousand nineteen because we don't need to live in dwell in the past for too long. Although that's kind of all baseball is all about <hes> that's true this this season has been very strange for the Indians I think baseball writers and people who follow it closely myself included at the beginning of the year the Indians were not playing very well and the twins were probably overperforming twins are still very good. They've had they've been having one of the best series of the season. If not the best series of the season against the Yankees this week but a lot of people probably expected them become back down to earth and a lot of people expect to the Indians to start to play better now. They've had a lot of injuries. They've had a lot of issues with the <hes> the I l.. This year Corey Kluber being probably the most <hes> impactful one on wins and losses because he's there as you know he's there. He's there workhorse <hes> but obviously Carlos Carrasco which is situation a lot more serious than baseball with going on the I l. to <hes> a sort out treatment for leukemia <hes> and then in the interim. It's just been kind of like this weird blend of Mike Clever kind of getting hurt and and Trevor Bauer may be getting traded but now it seems like that's definitely not going to happen because they're only two games out <hes> do do you believe that this team is going to right the ship and make it back into the playoffs because I think a lot of baseball writers and <hes> people who were frustrated over the fact that Dolan was willing to sell everyone off for like well. This is what you get and now it sort of seems like this might not be what to get you know yeah it was it was just so frustrating like at the beginning of the year like the Indians. We're going to run away with the division right like it was certainly the A._l.. Central was the most boring projected race you know in baseball this this season and it there was a divine justice sort of aspect to their early struggles and obviously as you say it was a lot of it was injuries but it's just this entire offseason you know which you know allow more about than I do but just the frustration with the free agency agency situation and just the the the universal sort of feeling you got from the owners that they were willing to be mediocre that nobody was even trying to get better that no one wanted you know some of the most transcendent players in baseball on their team. It's just the Indians still having. Vagueness Window still having this team together Lindores et Cetera that that that they're getting a lot more than they're paying for it. They have a few more years of it before. The bill comes due before all these people leave this is still their time they could still take it and if they go out and get just one or two more people like they could be. You know they could win the world series like they could take it all the way but they're just sort of content to be in this medium sort of area where they can waltz through the division and then get crushed in the playoffs again like they did last year and and yeah it it it. It felt like this is what you get you know and they struggled early but yeah there was a sense that this this team is so talented in so experienced now that you did expect them to rebound. I don't think this degree you know to be the hottest team in baseball as ball you know for whatever it's been the last month or saw like you never expect that you know and you expect the twins through grass a little bit but yeah I mean it's the they were down by ten games and now they're down by two you know I it's the the turnaround the whiplash effect of this season even so far as is kind of shocking and so yeah it's it's just it feels like a very limited space in a very Indian space to be in that like we still don't know if we're going to trade Trevor Bauer or not like we're right on that dividing line like are are we contenders or are we selling like it's I know in my in my head says that like the Indians aren't the only team that thinks like this that are as craven about this and are so sort of wrapped up in the idea of being small market but it just feels like a very very Indians position to be in where it's just there one or two pieces away from being a legitimate world series contender there one or two you know minor losing streaks away from just blowing it all up you know and defacto probably probably sucking for the next five years you know but making Dole lucky like it's so bizarre right right. It's it's just it's bizarre. You know but it's I I always go back to major league. which is the silliest? It shows my age. It shows a lot of things about me. I suppose but there's just there. There's always going to be this sort of Ragtag. Nobody believes in us. The odors are jerks. You know were Cleveland in everyone thinks Cleveland is a joke sort of aspect to the Indians and that Lebron helped with that enormously but but I think that still they're still a latte specific to the Indians and certainly specific to the browns and obviously the browser about to go through this big weird sort of anxiety inducing thing but it's just it's just strange just distinct to Kansas. You can't decide if the Indians are about to do it again or about to blow it up again. It's I don't know how to feel exactly other than to just root for them with all my heart while they're deciding I guess right you know and we've had this entire conversation without even mentioning the name name Jose Ramirez which has been season for him and I don't think we need to dive into his slump and then his recent resurgence and also the resurgence of Carlos Santana because we're running out of time but you you mentioned that there one or two pieces away I'd be curious to see see how you feel about what those one or two pieces. Maybe are <hes> I mean I know everyone can probably use bullpen help so like the name will smith from the giants keeps popping up for every team that wants to be a contender. I don't know if that's really a nonstarter for the Indians ends or not but here's a crazy thought that will almost definitely not happen but the Indians this season. It's been much talked about about how almost ridiculously terrible their outfield is for like a good team and <hes> I just talked with Craig gains a little bit about how the daughter Straightaway Yasuko Puig to to the team in the Cincinnati reds who thought that they were going to try to contend this year and invest in him and now it seems like they're not <hes> what would happen if you paired Yossi El Puig and Francisco Lindor on the same team with a love fest just be too much for fans to handle would like with this team suddenly become the most fun team in baseball outside the padres absolutely it would and I it's a very Indian thing that I haven't even thought about that or considered that or even put like names or faces to what those one or two pieces they could add our because they're not gonna add them now. You know like it's they're not gonNA make a big flashy move lay that this is not what they do. The the question is whether they're going to be sellers. There's or not sellers which is very distinct from buyers. You know what I mean like. It's just they don't go you know that the Mousse that they make at at the deadline you know Andrew Miller are are shrewd but slightly under the radar you know as it goes. Oh it's it's not flashy. They're not gonNA make a big push. They're not GONNA go out and get a big name. There's no point in even speculating you know from Cleveland Fans Perspective on what that might be. You know it's it's going to have to be enough for us that they don't sell everybody Addi. They're not going to bring in New People but I mean it would be absolutely amazing if they did that you know but I think that you know fifty plus years of Cleveland History suggests very strongly that it's not even worth really speculating violating on it. You're just gonNA make yourself sad. Oh Poo Poo all right rob. Here's hoping that you get to route for Francisco Lindor for decades to come <hes> thanks for doing this or months. You know I'll settle for months.

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"So data show here on ESPN LA is going to be short segment because we were really long on purgatory it happens. Sometimes mama Momo's here though. Would if what have how are you George? I'm good feel like you were excited for me to come in. Because you have so many questions. I do I tweeted what are your questions show many questions many questions, I may have answers. But you may not just like my answer. I probably won't like that's what the problem is. That's. Even people who have answers don't have like enters that people like acceptable group. And so therefore, you just keep asking the questions show. Here's what I know. I here's what I say. I have this strict rule on this show. And I tell the audience that is that I am about brutal honesty and brutal truth. Okay. And that doesn't mean that you're going to like what you hear, you know, more times than not probably because I can be a little direct. Yeah. And I feel like that's what you're going to be. You're going to be direct. Yeah. The audience may not be happy. I may not be happy with those answers. But we're going to have to live with right? You are the final arbiter. You are the you are the person who is the conduit between what is happening in the NBA. Yeah. And what we need to know about the NBA. Right. So that that's the reality of it. So that's why I have so many questions because there's so many things to ask you about particularly with the Lakers on a week where rob Pelinka is going to be meeting with coach. So here's my question to you. My first question. I'm a believer. That. Rob Pelinka is not just interviewing candidates, but that the candidates will be interviewing to some extent. Rob Pelinka, particularly Theron, Lou. Am I right or am? I wrong. Oh, you're right. Until you said, particularly Tyron new. I think everyone is. Okay. I don't think it's just a tie thing. Monty williams. I think that's Juwan Howard thing. And I am frankly, that's how it should be. There's just how a coaching shirts should be and. If you getting somebody who says yes on the spot. It's probably not the guy you want. Correct. Right. If they if they're so desperate to get your job that they're not that they don't have options. Elsewhere that they don't ask you questions about how this is gonna work. How this is going to run that means that maybe they don't have else interests elsewhere. I mean, it could be your dream job. Right. That's fine. But you should still ask questions you should still have that. And part of the reason why you interview a lot of coaching candidates. Is you want different opinions on your roster? I remember a couple years ago Houston before they hired Dan, Tony. I mean that thing went on for long. They must have interviewed a dozen people while you're talking about there Amaury, right? Like, smartest doozer is. He wants to not only get an idea of how people feel about their his roster, but he gets to peak into other people's Intel. Yeah. Yeah. It's great. It's a reconnaissance mission. Yeah. Is a lot of like military terms here to start. For that. Is like free intelligent you. Do you get a lot? You get to meet a lot of people. That's why usually, you know, the the the line in business is always take the meeting. Yeah. Always take the media always always every single time. It's doesn't mean you're disloyal. It doesn't mean anything that you want to hear somebody else's take on what's going on for sure a million a million per, so if I am any one of those three candidates know, take the meeting take the call see if you you know, because the the perception that out there on rob Pelinka, if before you decide whether you're gonna take the job or not like, you should meet the guy, right? See how you feel about? Right. I mean, you know, what you gotta know is wide open. But then decide what you feel going in. Oh, okay. Good. So I feel good about that. Because that's kind of what I was saying yesterday is that I just thought ties specifically because let's face it ties mid around the block more than even Monte, and certainly John coach. So that's why I felt like he had the gravitas potentially say, you know, how like yeah. Have you ever? There's a movie with Robert Redford in Michelle Pfeiffer, and she's a journalist, and I forget the name of the movie now, it's kind of like this romantic comedy slash serious journalism movie. And selene Dionne sings the song. I don't figure out the name of the movie in a second. But he is Redford plays this old school network close and personal up close and personal. Thank you funchess. He plays this old school like news guy. Right. Who was like think like Anderson Cooper? But maybe even bigger, right? Yeah. And he's dating this Michelle Pfeiffer who is working her way up the business. Yeah. So she's working like a big market. And the guy who was interviewing him is some young right? It was like half his age. And he's like he doesn't know anything about him because he's so young. And he's like tell me about yourself. Let's just call his name, Robert Wright, Robert. And then he grabs the guy's name planning goes you first Ted and then walks out of the room. But that's what I feel like ties should be doing specifically job or any of these guys. Yeah. So I mean, like if if if they don't do that, then that's I just think that's the wrong guy feel. Right. I mean, I I know one toe to interview with them interview with them a little while ago. I guess I think it was when dantonio ended up getting no was when Biron Scott got the job. And that coach said, I'm not taking this job unless I also talked to GD because it was just supposed to be an interview with magic. Sorry bitch. Oh, and this coach knew enough about the organization that said, I'm not taking this job unless I also talk to Jeanie because I don't believe that. I can do this job. When we've asked are separate, the owner doesn't talk to the basketball, and like this coach was like no way and the coach never got talk genie and the coach didn't get the job code up next. I have more questions for Mona particularly about what could happen in the front office beyond rob. Okay. So stick around for that. So Donald show ESPN LA back and sit down and show here on ESPN LA. So we got about eight minutes here where I can ask more questions. And then eventually we will move on to like some of the other stuff. Like, we thought was amazing that whole whole environment yesterday Dodger Stadium fantastic. So I want to get to that. And. Talk about K D some because I've got some real thoughts on K D. I like real thoughts on Katie. Yeah. Yeah. So I've got some real thoughts on Katie as opposed to fake thoughts on Katie. So. Deep. They're not. They're not be like Twitter troll thought. No, no, they're real. They are real. Governor thoughts on them to their real thoughts. Okay. So. We've been talking about rob. And unite spoke last week, and we talked about just kind of how rob, you know, still kind of a novice at this thing. And then this band up being the guy who takes over and gains more power we discussed last week. So my guess is someone we'll get hired that will work alongside him potentially. Right. Maybe say that maybe they elevate from within. Right. That's a possibility that there's just that. He creates his team. Let's just say within the organization. I don't even know if I go that far. Okay. All right. Then you tell me when Robertson agent he had his own and teams, and it was a he was a solo guy. He was savings. Kobe. He Kobe Kobe the lone wolf right road in the mount motorcycle behind the bus. Yeah. I mean, I think that's how rob is to okay show. But doesn't that? I mean, at least on the outside looking in make it seem like you're doing that. Because you don't want people to see through your. S or do you want anyone to challenge you like one or the other or both? Could see Mike whatever you want it to seem like I can't answer that. Because I I haven't worked there. Right. I don't know. You know, I just know represented some of the biggest names the game whether they liked him or not at the catcher, Missouri agent. You got the paid you get good, Holland and Colby and all these guys, and he had a couple of he had one kind of junior person there. He was Brandon Rosenthal threats who took over who should be the newest system GM for the late. Right. Just kidding. That was kidding. We were kidding. You know, don't aggregate back. He had. You know, he was this is kind of how we worked. So some people are collaborative team building culture building people. And some people aren't seem like that. I mean, he started off with aren't Telam, right. And then left. Yes. Okay. I was controversial with Kobe and had his own agency and had a lot of big clients. So Carlos boozer, right one. Eric, gordon? Good allah. It's hard and who had Kevin Durant for a minute who him in Pelinka did wrong to the blind guy. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So like he had a lot of big clans that he didn't really have a lot of people around him. He there's agencies that work as a team all agents are kind of lone wolves. Okay. Even if they're had a big agency. Yes, you're yeah. Thank you know, like maybe that's just how people like to work. I mean, I I've I've I like to write myself, and I can work collaboratively with an editor. Sometimes I have written stories with a co byline, I tend to be pretty good collaborative person. Yes. But it depends on if I respect the people I'm collaborating. I backed them. We're good. Yeah. But you know, I have I have to. I have after they, you know, it's not easy. Like if I don't respect him song. Good released. Agreed. So my next question is Kurt Rambis has been kind of lurking right in there all year. What does he do? What's his title, some kind of title? I know that he was sort of a liaison between the front office and the coaching staff last year. I think he was okay. Went on some trips last year. I think that he was I know he was on the coaching meetings. I don't think he was always in there. But right. It's definitely there are a lot. He's lurking. Yeah. But he'll title his title senior basketball advisor. Yeah. Okay. That's title show. He's had a job at the front office before. Okay couple. And if you look at his resume he had a assistant GM title once at one point eight years ago. So my question is can he potentially be back in the front office think so I don't I don't know if that's definitely happening how that happens, etc. But I think that is certainly a possibility. I mean, I I certainly think that's he's going to have some kind of role. Anyway, whether it's just the same title or an elevator title show. The only problem I would have with that. And I don't know Kurt medal. So I would just say that it looks like more of the same. Yeah. Laker family going back to the same. Well, yeah, he was on Phil staff for all those years. He was thinking had an associate head coach title at that point. He was the associate head coach with the Knicks under Derek. Phil. I think too. I think he had that title. Trying to look I know for a while. He was one of the highest paid assistant in the league. He was on staff says just as a system here, at least on this bio that I'm reading, but I mean, it could have been right? Absolutely. Definitely the latest sent right? He might have had an associate head coach title either way. He was well paid well compensated. Listen to, you know, so yeah, you're right. It's more of the same. It's from the same tree. The Knicks dot great in that regard. Yeah. Yeah. Going to the people that are piling on now. And look I'm part of that. Because I don't get what they're doing. It seems that it's like why are you just doing the family thing like get someone with a dissenting opinion in there? It's kind of like the supreme court, right? Yeah. Like they. All right. But someone has the dissenting opinion that they right? And I feel like that is healthy that's a healthy environment in that way. It works for the democracy. It can work anywhere else. Right. I generally think it's good to bring in fresh sets is agreed people who you've either never met before. But you have to decide if you can trust them, right? That that's a big thing. Right. I generally think that's a good thing. And it doesn't seem like that's what they're doing right now. Correct. And it's you have to wonder why that is. Yeah. I wonder every night. Okay. But they clearly heard bringing in someone from the outside in terms of coaching. Right. So that's another set of eyeballs. That's another worldview, right? I was told. I mentioned this yesterday that. Someone close to tie Lewis told him and not that he's gonna listen to this person based on that plays a mess. Don't do it. Oh, I think that's around the league. Yeah. Yeah. I think the same would be said for Monty Williams and Juwan Howard, anti Lou. But that's what people say great. I mean, like, well, if you're taking the kings job, you know, you had to think about that too. Now, they look better. But there's certain I mean, Phoenix anybody takes the Phoenix job gets the server stuff. What that means for the Lakers is is more. Like is it the same kind of people who don't think that Anthony Davis who don't want Davis or Paul George traded there or do you really have a problem? Have you turned into the sons the Knicks? The the the vacuum around the like, you know, there's there's a certain, you know, in terms of ownership. There's like top-five odor's in the league bottom five owners in the league. And everyone else kind of in the middle. Are you one of the bottom five right now? I mean, it kind of feels that way. I mean in terms of franchise, stability, culture, etc. That's what the rest of the league would have is saying. But does that mean that's true? Or does that mean is that competitive advantage? Like, let's kick the Lakers when they're down. Right. You have to kind of figure out what it is. All right. We'll get back to the Lakers, but coming up next I want to get into weeknight Shaw's night. Yeah. Bellinger, knee thing. I don't think typewriters and going yard. He went jock off. He's a charcoal. Their Gile jock off. Okay. Hit a jock all jock Peterson. Yeah. This is a family show. Giorgio we've got that. And then I've got serious questions about Katie as opposed to non serious about eighty mama Momo's year, the Sodano show stick around. We're back in four minutes. ESPN LA so down show here on ESPN. LA mama Momo's here. Hey, would it would be? So we've got some things we're gonna put the Lakers thing aside for a few minutes. We'll get back to them. Trust me. There's plenty to dissect there, including something exact low said recently, but. Let's talk about Puig. I was in the car. Yeah. Okay. I just left the show. I turn on the dodger game because it's Kershaw. We write all this stuff. That's happening. And he hits the home run. Yep. And honestly, I fist pumped in the Carter. Yeah. I did. I decided for him. I mean, look. He's like he's my countrymen. Right. When it was born in Cuba. But I'm Cuban right? So there's that so and I just think he's fun. Right. So I was wondering now in in the car, I couldn't tell what the reaction was stadium because it's a little muffled, and it's AM radio. It's crackling. Yeah. But I watched the video when I got home and the audience did the right thing they were super into him hitting the home run it had to feel weird for Kershaw because now cheering for the other guy. Yeah. So, you know. I I just kind of I'm with you on plea. I was always a supporter, but I also know that we don't have to live with him every day, right? We don't have to work with them everyday and us as like baseball people and people who just like personalities stars. And all that like is very different than having a work in and count on somebody. Yeah. Look, he that's hard. You've got to count on somebody who's late in very like was very on brand. He was laying at it care about that. Yeah. To me. That's like, you know, that was very on brand whatever. But at this point, he feels really betrays I mean, he didn't even want to meet with them to get his NFL championship ring. Right. There was that that was the other part of that story that him and turn award route the hidden cage hitting in the batting cage. When they when they could when they when everyone else was getting their ranks when Alex wood and Matt Kemp, we're getting there. I mean, that's the there's some there's some bad blood there. Right. So I don't want to hold him being late the press conference against him. I wouldn't have done it. Because I think it's like take the higher. Always be classy. But here's the thing about Blake. It is so frustrating when you work with somebody who is incredibly talented and waste their talent. That's almost one of the most frustrating things outgrew because you look at them, and you just go. Oh my God. You could be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Well, I didn't just say that sports radio. Yeah. Is littered with people like that. Like there were. I mean, I'm a sports radio nerd, yeah. So in the in the nineties, and like the dawn of sports radio there were a lot of those guys lived in the wild wild men. And yeah, I mean, go back to the stories like I'm choosing the Howard Stern movie. Right. Like dimas? You know, there was enough about him. So it's like, yeah. Like, I get it. There are a lot of people who who are very towns. I'm sure you came up with a lot of towns at writers who just couldn't work in a specific conscientious. Yeah. And I feel like you know, he is he's a puzzling guy. He's a tough guy to deal with. Okay. He and I always had a really good relations. He was now lay a key. And he would he would talk honestly with me about things sometimes when I'd see him. And then there'd be times I'd show up. And it was like he knew I was waiting for him. I was doing a story. They told him. I was doing this working. I just needed five minutes, and he would just like blow ya bright. It was like Kate plea. What's going on? Like, you know, if on cross who was his agent at the time, it was working with his agent at the time who any Moda at the they would like head told him. Yeah. Ramona's gonna come see you before the game talked. Nope, wasn't around wouldn't do it. And it was nothing against me. It was just the guy was really stubborn, and really moody, and really moody and really selfish. Okay. That's the word selfish. So you you know, I see you at this poker tournament. I'd seen with kids. He loves kids. He was grading the communities. She like he was he was like a good person and a lot of ways, but he also could be like extremely selfish and really hard to deal with. And there are times like George like, you know, K last week is a good example. I had. Really committed to do Mason and Ireland on Thursday. My entire week up blown up after magic step down. I slept like two hours one night. And then I had to go home and be mom one or two hours the next. I mean it was rough. So by Thursday, all I wanted to call in back. Okay. You just get a cabinet thirty. I mean you call one out of the bullpen. I mean, there's two of them. There's a lefty there's a writer. Yeah. They're both bald people. I mean, can you just get a cabinet can Thursday? But you know, what you just have to show up. You'll say you're going to do it. Did it you show up and you just do it. And whatever you sleep later. It's fine. It's like week doesn't do that. Right. There's a part where you just kind of have to be a pro you'll have to just like say, I am going to, you know, make this. He just gets selfish. He gets in his own place. He's not to supplant about things and here, and they're like my experience within that one time when I'm doing story in every single person who was helping you know with his agency as saying you should talk to her. She's doing, you know, any still won't do it. Frustrating for me. Yeah. That's once. Right. Imagine having that all the time. Yeah. And your teammate and you're actually on the same team with him. But he did hit that home run. Yesterday was pretty awesome. Yeah. And we have some extensive exclusive reaction from UCLA after hitting that home run. I winning you know. So there's that no one. No this show has that. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. Yeah. No other show has I was happy for him. Apparent that'd be funny yet, soap, you he was having more. I want to hear more flake left week. I see you soon baby. You know, what we soundbites are kind of like VIN Scully on the dodgers broadcasts like he's still there 'cause they still play the time for dodger baseball, and they're still Vince voice. All the time. He's getting here for a long time so Kershaw despite that. Yeah. Pitched very well. Okay. Got through seven innings right up the two runs. And then we had the jock off later on you. I'm selling that one. You don't think you know, know, everything's gonna work. Yeah. That catching on you're listening to kiss being. Hey, thank you can say that. And there's no way I ever would. George can say things like that. Well, they want to in a row, and that's. They want to and around. So that was after they had that horrible series and six last week one in six the entire week less. I thought it was to me as much as it was awesome. That we hit the home run about kershaw's game was the most important thing that came. Yeah. For sure there's no question. I shall look like he can still pitch that he still has something left. Well, he mixed up his pitches before the game yet ought about how or I guess the day before he talked about. How stubborn he'd been over the years developing other pitches now now because he doesn't have the velocity. Yeah. That he wants had he has two and particularly the changeup is something he's working on and he's been working on. And he's good. Look. It reminds me a lot of an I'll give Keyshawn credit for the app. Does. He said this years ago that personality wise, he reminded him a lot of Peyton Manning and now much like Peyton Manning. Yeah. He had to kind of you know, develop other aspects of his game. Peyton was always. Very accurate, but he had to become even more accurate because he lost zip on the ball. And we used to joke about Payton's ducks that he would throw. But those ducks would get there at the time. You know what I mean mart? Yeah. So you have to go back and kershaw's history. And remember that when he came up Greg Maddox was on the team. Right. And you know, I'll let me let me read you a quote, I went back in my Momo archival. Okay. So in September of two thousand thirteen I went and spent a week in Miami with the dodgers when they were playing down against the Marlins to do a quick story. And I cut Kershaw at the time, and it was kind of talking about how similar Kershaw complete where in terms of natural ability like Kershaw was like made to be a pitcher, right? He's just a pitcher and same thing with. He's just incredible natural ability and Kershaw says my trying to kind of get his read on plea. And this is probably the most he's ever said on it. But I I did my Momo thing where I like, you know, I know what you're thinking. Make you tell me. In Kershaw says I talked to some of the older guys who are on their last few years. And you never wanna look back and say what if? Then he says if week his talent is unmatched he's one of a kind. I think it's a combination of a lot of things why he is the way he is. And I feel like they're working for him to certain extent. However, he goes about his business off the field or before the game doesn't really matter as long as you perform for me. I can't not do stuff and perform well he can show up and play the game. That's him. In other words. It's the niece. In other words, you can go do all your stuff field and still play. I can't do that. I'm not able to just do everything that you do. Yes. Yell and then later he continues his talent is one of is one of a kind as far as I've seen. I hope it lasts. Right. That's kershaw. I don't wanna be the guy at the end of my career who looks back and says what if I don't want to write a little bit. Yeah. Yeah. Shucks got a little bit of that. Like as a mazing show was a top ten player in the league. If I would have been in shape, he could have been better. Would if I would learn to make free throws, right? Should have. I would have focused on that. It's no different than like the person. Yeah. We all grew up with the person who can literally walk into school. Take the test not need to study all that much and just walk in and get as there are people who are just that naturally gifted at stuff. And then there's people that have to do all the lay work and study and cram and do all the stuff, and they have a a method to their madness. Yeah. And that's kershow, and I think Kershaw actually both. He's he's a mix of book. So Chris came into league. And he was a great pitcher. But he had to learn from Connie cod and Matic's and some of the other pitchers that he came up with a pitch and he developed that slider like he came up. And it was you know, the. The he was the curveball guy. You had a fastball curveball, and that's what he did the hook. And then he developed that slider. And the slider took him to another level. And then he figured out how to prepare himself, and then he figured out how to you know, he has he's like religious about his routines. Right. Much much like pay difference. I would say is I think Kershaw is. How would I describe this? Have you ever heard Peyton Manning described as kind of a jerk as anyone ever said that to you? If you've ever heard seen that I haven't seen it. So I think Kershaw can be a jerk sometime. Okay. And needlessly. Look, I think he gets so focused on his routine anything against it anything that breaks him of that that he can turn into a bit of a jerk. But I've never seen Peyton go that far right now that's kind of part of Kershaw. Right. I don't think he is a jerk, but he can be one because I make sense. Yeah. And I also think there's probably the difference in the way the sports are covered. Right. Like you can literally walk into the clubhouse before the game. And you can get that reaction. Where's the football? You're not allowed to talk to those guys, you know, but once a week, and then of course after the game, and that's the end of it. So I think that maybe Peyton had some of that stuff. But we didn't see it. Yeah. We insider people didn't talk about it. Yeah. Let's go to the phones here because you wanna talk about Terry. Go ahead, Terry. Now, here's my issue with you. I'm tired of people never been hearing. Obviously he's another team. Now acting like everybody has to be the same Mike. Why why is my teammates trying to tell me how? Well, I agree with you. I'm on your side when we did purgatory that was kind of my reaction my response. Yeah. Hearing this will he has to be like this week says will Kershaw on these you miss by Bumgarner in the postseason, exactly. I I hear you too. Because that's where I was on we, and, but I think it's deeper than that. I think it's more about just like sometimes when he gets in his peak things, it could be rude to people it can be as respectful can be like it's not just showing up late or hustling or or using two hands to catch a fly ball. I say this more than that. I know what you're saying. Because I'm with you. I always want to let be plea. That's why he's so great Terry Terry before you answer. Let me let me interject here. Because I at times, I'm very. I because Hispanic people have this. Okay. And I can speak to this. And particularly Cuban people like him and me we at times have a problem with tone. Yeah. And I think that tone, even though it's not meant in a way that's disrespectful in the, you know, I don't view it disrespectfully other people who aren't from that culture can view it that way. And I think that those prisons get crossed. And that's where you have these problems and baseball presents these unique problems because of that. So I I'm with you, Terry. But I think that that's where the problems lies that you have these different kinds of people coming from all these completely different types of backgrounds. Yeah. Every time I go into WalMart now like the cashier tone. Man, people got you know, I mean people have different different situations in their life. And unfortunately, sometimes promoted people can't always be professional. It's unfortunate. That's just the world that we live in. Well, and he also came up and thank you. And I know this is going to sound like I'm making a lot of excuses for him. But I've said this repeatedly over the years is that he grew up in a country that was trapped in the nineteen fifty. Yes. Like, you couldn't get on the internet. Right. When he was growing up like I when I did the store in him when he first came over, George he. You know him in a role, aroma Chapman. We're on the same kind of team until Puig was Puig. Was there and Chapman told me? I remember talking to him when he came through LA. He said I was in Cuba, and I never found who's the L do gay Orlando jaundice CIA that was one of their their heroes. And they'll do Kate leaves and goes to the Yankees and those face never heard what happened to him. Right. Like, they didn't know he went on and won the World Series. Right. Light hitched. Really? Well, right. You are isolated from the world from the world. And like he like, I think there's a whole cultural understand that people. Don't realize plea even told me he let me read you a quote, okay at night when I'm sleeping in my house. It's God on my right eye. And he says that he pulls his right eye and the devil on my left eye. My eyes are wide open. I never closed them because I don't want anyone to come. Take me. If I close both is devil might come looking for me with a hatchet. And I don't want that happening. No, no, no. So let let me explain some of that on the other side. We'll do that. And I still have these very serious thoughts about Kevin Durant. Here. We have to get to the very serious thoughts of Kevin Durant. We'll get to that. But I want to explain that. I know a little further there's a cultural understanding that he says something like that. I'm like, I can't understand what you mean by. So I can explain that means in just a second around. We're back in four minutes Sodano show. Mom almost here. ESPN LA.

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Could've say on the rare cases you can add Chinese food on a rare occasion. You can kind of scrub out the container and put something in that in really happen either. Yeah. But did you actually have lucky charms brand? Or did you have like that also known brands offering has didn't really come when we were young. The store they had the off like there's you know, there's fruit loops in lucky told you. Uh-huh. The off brand they had they had. Happy Chuck now, I got it here from Kroger marshmallow treasures. Treasures. Hell, yeah. Real we stay. We had we had captain crunch. It wasn't like some dude on the airplane instead of ship. Sorry. So tweet is in Cincinnati's many believe you. How did he grow up well differently than you could get past the gate security? I guess Roach gate. Puig has always been kind of a wild card. He's always been a guy that said some things and done some things that leave you kinda scratch your head a little bit. This is at the top of the list. He says he quote never worked hard the last couple of years. I didn't work hard because I still have a contract to go. Now, I think a work hard more than any year in my life. And he did say it with a little bit of a chuckle. So you hope he's kidding. But that is that's a pretty TI in. They were still paying me for a couple more years. So now, I'll try I'm going to hope pretty often. Translation, yeah. Yeah. Me too. Something something something, you know, instead of him saying I'm just going to be on cruise control until I need to be ready for a contract year. I'm just gonna soom some some translations stuff got mixed up. And we actually did give us the best. He could for as long as he could. Well, I think when you look at please ability he did early on he posted three oh five three eighty six and five oh two slash line while displaying elite defensive effectiveness energy and twenty thirteen in twenty fourteen making an all star team in nearly winning the NL rookie of the year award in twenty fifteen was limited to only one hundred and eighty three games in two thousand seventeen twenty eighteen slash live fail to to sixty four. Thank you three thirty seven in four hundred. But he also knew that he had a contract, then he was okay. But he did say last year, and I was pointing this out to Roger that. Puig talk about getting a new contract, and he was going to play at a certain level in order to get that extension before. Whatever reason he seems the now go back and say, well, he didn't play at the level that he needed to play. Now, he's gonna try harder because he's closer to the end of the contract which but that's contradicting himself a little bit. They're not only contradicting. But that's different than saying. A lot of people. Did it? I want this money. That's okay. But that's different than San. Yeah. I knew I had a con years on my contract. So I didn't try and now you're trying to get signed by new tune who's going to give you years in a contract and mini. You don't try when you know, you got years on a contract, that's bad. Look, man. No one's saying that it's not a bad. Look is just that's different than what he said last year, that's just different input. But he, but he also made certain for us to know that his mind was on the money. So nothing's changed. The problem with it is is that it may be there is something lost in translation, perhaps. Maybe it was a joke that came out and would didn't translate. The problem is what the qu-. Quote is matches up. Exactly with what the numbers are that what he see that? When he got to the league he was trying to get to the major leagues he was trying to make the dodger roster and he was unstoppable for a half a minute. There was a brief conversation of who. Would you rather have Mike trout or Yasuko Puig in retrospect, that's an insane question. But in the limousine. For me. I say Bryce Harper Bryce Bryce Harper or pre the guy who used to sit in your seat to I decided to part ways with him. I thought well we had a meeting in in. So I want to keep out your future. Hey swore up and down that I don't know what I was talking about because I'm like que- in in Harper Saint thing, but the money is different. I'm not gonna pay guy four in a million when I could basically get the same return for pennies on the dollar. I agree with that. I agree with that. But the prophet when peak says, yeah, I didn't try the last couple of years and your numbers have fallen off significantly. And then you're going into a contractor, and you say. Spike, and like Raj was saying it's okay to put foot on the gas in a contract year. I think that's a pretty typical thing that athletes do. Oh, yes. But the don't, and especially if you're who has a reputation whether it's fair, not we can discuss it, but has a reputation of being divisive in the clubhouse has a reputation of maybe not being the most professional happy the most buttoned up guy in the world. If you're opening quote to your new city, your new team is you to used to try for my old guys. It's it's not great. And on top of that would Dave Roberts saying what he say a kind of like the other day when he had his presser couple of days ago, and he talked about Puig, and it was a little bit different. Now makes you wonder more professional makes you wonder with we coming out and saying this if in fact, it was something there than now get you to wonder why Dave say when he said, oh, look there's no question that I I love watching week. I like I don't him look in the. Fat whatever I don't care when I go to the ballpark. I wanna watch guy that can hit the ball over the fence. That's plea. I wanna watch guy that can make a running catch in the gap. That's putting I wanna watch guy that can catch the ball at the warning track. And throw a guy out at third base. That's putting steel a base. That's we I want to watch that dude. But clearly he was not particularly well liked in his clubhouse when he got there. And now he's down the road and his manager was throwing a little shade at him. I'm assuming and the the evidence suggests that I'm right that he's not a particularly well liked guy. And unless you're production is through the roof. You're going to have to you're gonna have to tone it down a little bit. Yeah. I mean, that's what reports is that his exit was a nice relief for everyone basically in the club house. I'm going to hold onto the slim hope that something got lost. Whether it was a joke that fell flat. Whether there was some car Gatien of verbs that didn't actually happen correctly or something as opposed to. He just said I'm just on the chill and it's far as the numbers dipping Travis. And I mean, you guys are no this year one. Israel, easy. We're not really shouldn't kids read this way. It's easier to get off and have a great first couple of years because the league whichever league you're in hasn't figured you out yet. There's not enough tape on you. There's not enough information on, you know, a great example, people couldn't figure out the delivery. And when they did he got tag. So when you come to they figured out eventually what he likes what he doesn't like the dip in a numbers to me is a reflection of people figuring him out and him not adjusting to their judgment. But unlike Nomo who you're exactly right. The difference was Nomo readjusted back in had another ten years where he very effective pitcher. We're waiting to see what happens with plea. And as far as it being lost in translation, that's very unlikely. The guy that quoted him is all ause bilingual. Cheesy front because all Spanish. Oh, here we go. Is not the same. You know? Corral. See all Gonzales is a pilot negro quarter. And you would think that he would understand the difference in nuance and phrasing, and we all speak English. But sometimes you don't know what I'm saying. Sometimes see like when mysterious shows up. Exactly, no, stop that. You know, my favorite food is trips. Oh god. So anyway, if we is an interesting, he's an interesting guy. I wish the best of luck. And you know, I think he'll do well for the rats and the dodgers have got to move on from it. And that's that's an interesting question that you think he'll do like, I don't think he'll do poorly because he's a good player, and he's a talented guy. But doesn't strike you guys as one of those players who's going to be on sixteen and seven years now that he's just going to go from spot because everybody's gonna look young. We can get one year out of this guy and get a few home runs and a few steals. His no one's going to buy. You know, so interesting about this before we get to ten. Hurry up almost LA shut up LA versus Cincinnati versus other places. You looked at differently. He can do some of the same things Cincinnati that he did in LA. And I think people would probably appreciate any more in those cities than in LA because we expect so much more at the risk of generalizing. I dunno Cincinnati's the best market for. Yes. You point. But well, untuckit key. Yeah. No, I understand. All right. They don't like us. I kid something is going on in the Celtics locker room. Is that good news for the Lakers? We'll tell you next boy Elsie. Now, this is who you said earlier. Football fever. Oh, chilly chill. Halley Sheely forty eight years old now Travis I would like you to stand. Yeah. I'm going to teach you to waterfall dance. Go bad. No, no, no, notice, no megs involved. Are you ready? Yeah. It just sort of like this up and down already doing a good job. He's doing a good job people up and down. I get your like this. All right. All right. You feel the groove for the groove. Now. Let's go to the right and the left and the bath. I physically can't do that. You don't give up traffic out. Right. So you go night this. All right. I this is a good radio. I'm sure recording this. I keep it going. Keep the rhythm. There's a beat drivers. There's a beat their follow the beat. Hey, you go shoulders on you go all right now to the right? And that that too aggressive. That's too aggressive be smooth with it now to the left little smoother. Meanwhile, we're not going to be at a. Yeah. How many things do a whole class with the PB Herman? But this woman going on in my forties. So am I I understand. All right own forty nine stand. How come I know what I can do? I can't do at this point in my life. Really yet. I just taught you to PB hermit, Dan. I thought the second you said I had to start doing this other. I knew that that was out the peewee Herman things. Step by step by step. I'm like, yeah. Okay. I can do that the second. We had to go to the the side to side too aggressive. Listen to the beat. I'm out. Can't you use forty years old? Her birthday is brought to you by Land Rover Jaguar Newport Beach off the Seventy-three towards the sea. Visit Land Rover Newport Beach dot com. Land Rover above and beyond. I wonder if she's still shaves Shays. No. But that was I mean, it wasn't like my come on, man. I don't like, oh, it was not a depends what you're into privacy like women with mustaches. It was not a mustache. What was it? Then making a bearded lady. It will just thicker than it was just a a lion door kind of like, you know, discoloration. No, it was it was some hair there. It was. It wasn't a moustache. It was another listening powder and somebody might be couldn't handle. Dislike some I kinda like you rush. Rush. Listen to him. She was really pretty strange. News. What we were talking about. Yes. Yes. Yes. The celtics. They get blown out last night by the raptors and sell things because they were when they got remember they went to the conference finals last year. They look really good without kyri. And you think okay, add Kyrie back this Michigan? Gordon Hayward back to the mix that this is going to be a team that's going to be a handful in the Eastern Conference and they've been okay. But they haven't been much beyond. Okay. Last night. They get smoked by Toronto. And then was talking about the team's defense. Here's the head coach of the Celtics. That's all we were all over the place defensively tonight. And when I say all over the place. I mean, we were really taken a lot of shortcuts and that hurt us. So he's talking about the defense taking short cuts in hurt us. So they go to kyri and say, hey, what's up with the defense just defensively Kezman taking shortcuts so to you see then how do you fix things like that? Oh, no. It's up to Brett. It's up to Brad to fix the defense. Right. So so let me calling Brad use this up to coach Celtics are under performing. Yeah. Lebron or excuse me. Let me get back kyri kind of extended an olive branch. Lebron earlier in the season. I wasn't quite mature enough to handle what you were trying. I to come home, LeBron and Kyrie have made nice after what ended a little bit acrimoniously acrimonious. John not wanting us. I don't wanna use. That was when I heard before. Let's go mom. And now the Lakers are going to be looking for guys. Kyrie's a free agent at the end of the year. Maybe they can't get the Anthony Davis deal. Then all of these things adding up to maybe a reunion of kyri and LeBron. There's nothing wrong with it. No nothing wrong with it at all. I think if if it's something that you look at you take. Okay. So we you say we can't get one of these other guys that we want to try to get. And what's the difference? We kicked around the tires of Dane, Lou. Right. Listen difference between that and that would because Lillard center free agent. No. But I'm saying play wise. Right. You you Ed kyri you get kyri. You gotta bra whichever one of these young pieces you'd like to keep on board. You could still do that. And you can still move some of the young pieces and get something else in turn as well in return. So I'm not against kyri being a Laker. Not at all. I'm not his buddy. Well, you know, people say auditing, I'll never work. He they hate each other. He's going to do the same things again. He's a little crybaby you going. Get all of that going in the next month and a half. Here's my concern. You already got a going concern. It's my concern. Is that part of the reason why we're in the market for a, Robin? His because their job is to become Batman of. Absolutely. What if I was constructing the team, I certainly are looking for a Robin to go with Batman and then with Batman retires. I need Robin step up and put on the Cape. Right. And that this particular Robin that you're talking about at a tendency not to always wanna fight the joker because he's not healthy. Well, he's being heard here near no, no, no. He's been hurt a lot. Knowing me. I'm no knowing you because you try to poop poop who the reality. Which is he's been heard of that. He's been hurt a lot. Yes. And all the injuries have been contact injuries. But what happens to him is when he does go now. And when he comes back he comes back as the same or better than when he went down. The right or wrong. I mean, if you don't find Batman show enough, a sixty games a year, then I guess, we're straight. But if you need your Batman to be around a lot more than that. Perhaps. He's not the Robin that you need. Swayne? So. Are we convinced he's leaving? I mean, he said at the beginning of the season he wanted to contract out. I'm gonna I'm gonna resign with you guys. And now all of these other things are leading up to it feeling like it's very unlikely. And I don't hear it. Here's the other part. I don't even know if the Celtics would be all that upset if he did decide to go they they might be that might be one of those. And this isn't a perfect comparison, but quasi similar look we're gonna make an offer. But if you go who like the Lakers would tweet Howard Dwight came up they made a play for them. They put up the billboard. So they could say we tried. But when Dwight decided to go somewhere else, I think everybody in that building failed. The the thing about it. But you're not gonna get Anthony Davis. Now, if was play you'll play Anthony, a D was going not going, but that play was because he kinda read Celtics. Yeah. The celtics. So now, you just you just basically screwed that up. I would think the thing about the Boston Celtics and the struggles right now defensively is that the added a player who? Who has been known to be somewhat indifferent to defense anyway that when you look at the four year run or the three year run, I guess that he had LeBron James and Cleveland defense was perpetually a conversation for that team even with their success, even during the championship run against the Golden State Warriors. The defense of those teams with Kyrie was always in question. So you sent him to the Boston keep wanna say rest side, you send to the Boston Celtics. And they're eighteen that's known for defense. In fact, their defensive the reason why they were able to be so successful, even without Kyrie. And you have a player on here that everyone now has to make up for in addition to the fact that Al Horford a little bit older. In addition to the fact that they brought him a free agent and Gordon Hayward who also isn't a greatest defender either. So you can see why the defense has been the main reason why they've been somewhat mentoring around four. And fifth place for much the year. Kalou what hasn't been literally run around and fourth place, if fifth-place all year Z, why are you talking like that? I don't know. I just said no one about fabulous. Talking about that was not your normal voice. Exactly. It was to. You know, what else is normal though? Sometimes he's Danny. That's right is home. Dan. We other show the people. So we do show the people stop. That's right traffic. We're celebrating hope they Wednesday giving away passes to our second annual morning show. L A F C kick. That's right. It's happened in Friday. Here's how you can win. Call eight seven seven seven ten ESPN. Eight seven seven seven ten is PIN, and the caller who can tell us what former dodger ain't giving us the effort. He admitted it there's not giving us they're used to. And guess what all of all of you coming five of you lucky listeners get a chance to go into field and go one on one with one of the morning shoe show host. That's right. They going have shoes on like I was trying to say they're going to have shoes. You can try nutmeg key can do a hitter with Travis whatever you wanna do. So this in the next hour, and you have another chance to win. Just keep listening to drivers. Well, we could practice those. Yes. Two. He's going to be there. Friday with us too. We were practising yesterday the soccer up on social media to you know, we're waiting for Bryce Harper to come to the dodgers put how long are we going to wait for Clayton Kershaw? That's next still this is raining you in house. Now, this is in the house music. This ain't really the backyard you on the porch. The back porch because you're trying to seal the deal. Yeah. We had a Twitter requests for some earth. What had fire that's the way the world on an all request Wednesday and more sound drops coming up Roz, right? Boy elsie. And now you laugh, and you're talking about the the the the friend that you lost to the grandparent that you memories. Yeah. You're going down memory lane. Does feel like the end of the night music is very intimate. Not if it's a good night. Bumpy bottle djinn. Yeah. You've said that a few times. I don't know. What is that? That's the scene group. Seagram's gin bottles had the little little knots on the on the glass glass. Yeah. You don't slip out your hand. Hold on to. All right. So north my favorite. You go in a love. Oh, gosh. I mean, Scott. Please stop. It's national strawberry day. That's not even per Persia. That's a big peach. Travis you, we weren't gonna say what's going on. The Rome show man, I was hoping it was every once in a while. I'm hoping I can just put my foot on the gas to speed as we about this yesterday. Right. Gas pressing. No, you said to repress the gas. Sometimes it just go right to kind of press the ghetto, no revisionist history. Chris. Macabre? Sure pie. Sure. Stop. Kershaw not expected to play catch again until tomorrow. They're addressing his scribe is throwing discomfort. He's not going to undergo an MRI shut down late last week with discomfort in his shoulder. I mean, look spring training has been opened for the better part of a month games have already started the season is just about a month away and Clinton kershaw's dealing with shoulder issues. My shoulder. Reading to you, see me stretching them out. You know? I know you say in Raj teases me and says that I I'm gonna apologist of him. And I try to soften the blow. I just think that when you have been injured in you or soft toss on whatever you're doing in the off season. And then you come and it becomes intense. Sometimes you can overwork yourself when you overwork yourself you need to pull back you need to relax and make sure you didn't re injure something. And I think that that's the way you take the precautionary steps what the dodgers are doing right now. Now, let's just say that he takes his immoral and it comes back negative. Then now what team up in figure out what it is. If the dodgers were saying, look he's still sore from the the last season. We're just going to wait we're going to wait this out. And we're going to soar from the end of that season the season's over well, then but he hasn't done anything since then was print practicing. I'm sure right. Probably not much. I mean, not that. He hasn't been working out. I'm sure he's in the gym. I'm sure he's in shape like, he's not gasping for breath. But usually when you come to it's not that he hasn't touched a baseball in five months, but he probably hasn't been throwing anything significant asking it right reaching back and letting it go a little bit. And and and that's why I was saying it so when you get to training camp, it becomes a little more intense. I remember when tour more Quat I had been working out. But not to the pushing not yet not pushing then I got into training camp in a Torma quad. Because at this point, I'm is all gas now vici I came back and nothing ever happened again. But that's what happened. Okay. Too. But this isn't a guy that the key to your out in the house to do if you tore your quality. I I would tell Chris no one cares. I do key. You set it though, you had a quad injury the came back from that wasn't quite healthy that you let get right? And then you're fine moving forward. He's not coming off of an injury. He's coming off of a of a postseason where he pitched. Okay. Not great. Not terrible. He coming into a season where presumably he's going to be as healthy as he's going to be. And he can't even get in the starting block. He hasn't even gotten to the point where we're throwing aggressive bullpen sessions. Never mind pitching in a spring training game. He he can't play catch. This isn't. I can't make a maximum torque on my curveball. This isn't I'm not touching ninety six with my fastball. This I can't play catch. Don't care. I don't care right now. It's still February. You know, check last. I checked the baseball season lasts nine months or something. Like that. Right. Talk to me in the middle of the summer about Clayton Kershaw and his health talked me in the middle of summer about his shoulder about the velocity about what he isn't what he isn't. But he veteran like that at this point of the preseason if you will spring training, I'm just not overly concerned about his availability to do much of anything right now. Especially considering Travis that we're pretty set when it comes to have additional arms to help carry us through the early part of the season. But if you tell him me, it's July and he's given us like five stars or something like that. Now, I'm freaking the hell I so I I'm not worried about them finding guys that are gonna be able to take his innings. They they'll hack they'll they'll have guys that can take the innings and we'll do. Well, I I agree. Yes. What I I it's the characterization of what this is that makes me kinda scratch my chin a little bit. And okay, what's going on? This is this isn't. Hey, look, he's in his whatever it is twelve season in the. League we're going to be a little cautious here. He's he's pitching pitch attorneys last year. We're coming here. We're gonna take this really slow. Okay. They keep trying to have him play catch. And he keeps having to stop playing catch. That's a little different than we're gonna be extra cautious like with Walker. Bueller? For instance. They said that they were gonna come into this cautiously. Great. I'm all for it. This is a stop start stop start stop start. Which makes me think this might be something that's a little more chronic than just we're going to ease into this perhaps perhaps. But I tend to not really worry too much about as I said this period of the baseball season. I mean, we've seen in other sports as well in which preseason success or failure hasn't been a precipitator to happens in a regular season or the postseason. So I I'm just simply I'm not going to freak out as as of right now. Not yet. I'm just getting warmed from the case, I need to LA has a lot to offer. So why did the broad come now? LA? We'll tell you next Bruce. Remember this? I remember, Liz. Hair, man. Remember Carlton was in it dancing. Young. Young karl. Yeah. Call thirty five years ago since you guys are catching out here. The Pepsi generation commercial came out with Michael. That was the beginning of the end, and they took Billie Jean and turned it into a Pepsi commercial with his computer, maybe Rogers right about his point. He always makes about Michael you might be right, Raj. Visiting. I mean, I Don. No, no, hey, no, young, Mike Manley. Mike alone. Is this Mike? Mike. Younger my GLONASS, man. Yeah. Making that money may young Lee, Mike alone right now. Well, by the way on an all request. Whether he just got off the phone with Don Kim in Los Angeles songs to be fair. The shows Tommy Eddie said he knows that his request. You know, what's coming and he's gonna be there Friday morning with us. He wants to take a picture with us. But he wanted to hear his favorite drop, we dons and and all kinds of store. Yeah. Now, you asked me what that was in reference to and I said home runs during baseball season. But Don Cam, congratulations. We look forward to meeting you Friday at bak-, California stadium. Yes. Yes. Everything you do one of those jobs travels on the her before his face is sort of distorts just look being honest. I'm a little gun shy. When it comes to somebody. Never know what's coming up next. I never know that I I've been indoctrinated in this show to expect the worst after we had part ways we brought in another go. That's kind of an he's still learning the drops. Well, I'm learning them. But they're all. Right. Yeah. It happened. That was after a one on one dinner with you in the Sodano. Travis. What did you do Saturday the Saturday? We went had Turkey, and I had drinks it as club. Just you you. Yeah. Boy. Oh boy. Did you talk about your feature at all? It came up. You didn't notice those text messages from Jeff Katz? Wow. No, he's here with this. When he walked out into the parking lot. He was fi. It was nice and dark. You didn't tell them to go through the back is okay. All right. Thank goodness. All right. Lakers are losing. They're losing too bad teams there outside of the playoffs. And key this predates even our trip to Atlanta. You said that once the Lakers were in that position where it felt like maybe they were gonna miss the playoffs. And they're certainly in it right now. Twenty two games to go three games out tied for tenth place in the league that it was going to start to swing back to LeBron is the reason for this that and the next thing that LeBron was going to be the one that would bear the brunt of the criticism. And it's starting that you're starting to hear he's getting too old. Maybe now he's hurt. Maybe they need to shut him down. And maybe and this is been on NBA podcast NBA Twitter all over the place. There's this idea that look LeBron is just here to run out the clock on his career make movies cut deals open businesses that he's not here to win championships. Click bait it's all click bake, man. People wanna be hurt. Okay. The guy, obviously. Can do deals from anywhere all over the world wherever he's at. He could be overseas in implant basketball overseas. It's still get deals done in LA is just easier. It makes more sense to be in LA playing basketball you business you've got some business interests in Los Angeles. Wh what's the big deal? What's the big deal ever? People wanna make a big deal out of it because the Lakers are struck. Yeah. And they want to try to find a way to say will is not giving us everything he settings. Don't give us. He's kind of giving us the short end of the stick. No. He's not you look at the numbers. Mike Chanel just was orange. You're saying you just look at the numbers. You just look at the numbers. The numbers are pretty much either in certain categories are are slightly down even. Yes. Yeah. So what's the problem? The problem is they're losing. You said it yourself in. The problem is is that when a player like LeBron has been in the finals eight years in a row all of a sudden is struggling to make the playoffs. They're looking for explanations. That doesn't mean they're gonna come up the right answer. But they're looking for explanations. And I keep coming back to the same thing. Lebron is a part of what's going on. But he's not the only thing and anybody that thinks that LeBron just decided to go on a retirement tour for three years. That's you don't you. Don't do what LeBron does you don't prepare the way that LeBron does you don't take care of your body the way that LeBron does you don't compete in eight consecutive finals nine overall the way that LeBron does. And then just say, you know, I'm done. I'm just going to go. You don't turn that bleep off. Oh, and I would think is ego. Wouldn't exactly turn. That thing off. The reality is that there are people you mentioned the eight straight championship appearances. There are people put an Asterix myths that because of the conference oh God. It's stupid. Does that a lot of people? Stupid man here. They may be stupid, but they still have voices and some of them have microphones and some of them on television and radio they put an asterisk next to that because of the conference and so your first year in the Western Conference, which everyone universities feel superior and you can't make the playoffs you're going to automatically look at those eighth straight chips or a state appearances and say, and I knew is because he was in east and. In some ways. They're right because you in a championship though heels e don't you play the top team in west. Yes. I don't know. I mean you because I'm not geographically, I know I'm kinda lost. Right. I mean, listen, I I agree with you. But the thinking is the road to the championship. Would you? Role to championship is we'll be of a journey if he had to do it through the west for eight straight seasons as opposed to state in football won their division. And they put them a UCF one they division which they did and it conference, and they put them up against Alabama, and they wouldn't bit Alabama. What are you going all the road to the final four was so much easier know what the end of the day. They still beat the team that they were supposed to play. I agree with you. I'm just simply pointing out ultimate narrative is out there that has more life because of the struggles right now that are Lakers are experienced here. Here's part of it too. This is something we haven't seen like people sometimes. We haven't seen LeBron struggle. Like this. We've seen last year where were they ugly? I know he's not we've never seen a team with LeBron being re last year they weren't at the top. But we knew that the second that he wanted to there were going to be exactly what they were that they were going to be able to go through and do what they needed to do. That's not the feeling right now. I think that's part of it. We're trying to figure out exactly what's going on. Because it doesn't feel like Ola can just show up starting now. And they're going to take off it didn't feel like that for the first time ever that doesn't feel like a realistic possibility. And I think that's what people are trying to do what I do. The bad teams though. That's that's the problem. It's too bad. Saying it good to Philadelphia got them. No, Philadelphia guy them they they lose to the hawks that they'd be Celtic Hellequin the grizzlies it's bad teams. And so we're trying to figure out exactly what it is. Ryan Clark says that maybe it's a lack of leadership on LeBron's part. You know, we have been down or been Robbins burgers forms of leadership, you know, ever since and Tonio came out at spoke about them. But I believe Brian has been the same way. And also another part of LeBron's leadership is his mannerisms on a court, right? Some of the pouting be outwardly had showing his displeasure with the things that his teammates are doing. And then after the game and his post game comments or anytime. He speaks to the media pointing out with the other people on the team are not doing basically saying, you know, what it's not me. I've been there before you know, who I am you know, that I'm of the greatest basketball. Players of all time. Clearly, we are winning. It's nothing I'm doing. They just don't understand the moment. Again, we're grasping at straws grasping at straws to try to figure out how LeBron James who to your point key kid is is exactly where he has been historically statistically. But the team is performing at a level that we've never seen. Lebron Jake's team backpack speculations is so high and weighing ask you whether or not I know asking why are their intent? I know but the expectations are so high near you start to really breakdown in in. Look at everything that he does and you start to oh, he's pouting because he puts his arms up and goes like this or he doesn't talk to a coach or he walks away in his head is down. He's looking into the raptors just kind of going. Oh my God. I can't believe this is happening. And everybody's taking that is. Him blaming his teammates or he's not doing these supposed to do. I just hate to see this taking shape something that I looked at a couple of weeks ago. It was I I could see what people try and they're getting ready to try to go with this. I totally concede. I heard one person say something, and I was like. And I was like, okay. Here we go. This is getting ready to start happening to me. And that's why I said I needed to make the playoffs. I need him. I don't care. 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Mason and Ireland HOUR TWO

"As Jackie Robinson. And by the way, we hear it's interesting. There's a movie called the Jackie Robinson story in which Jackie Robinson plays himself. It's awful. Yeah. It's not good. I've seen it twice. It. Jackie wasn't an actor. Right. It was not it doesn't do Justice to the amount of crap that he put up with. They were trying to do a feel good movie. And it just doesn't tell the truth this movie, forty two tells the truth there's one scene where peewee Reese who played shortstop for the dodgers was from a town outside. Cincinnati. I think he was from Kentucky. Because don't you land in Kentucky. When you go to Cincinnati. You land at the airport and Covington, I think you do your land in Kentucky. And so laid by Lucas blacks who said Tokyo, drift also the star of the movie quarterback and Friday night life. And and he's now in one of the CS is, but so Lucas black pays peewee Reese and Jackie Robinson in that game. Was playing first base and the people in Cincinnati or all over him. Just calling him every name in the book and PB Reese in this picture member. You and I went to beach this picture used to hang up. I hope they moved it right to Arizona when they moved. But this pictures to hang up in the in the clubhouse in Vero beach. Pee. We went over and put his arm around. Jackie Robinson to say. Look, I'm from here. Everybody's not this bad wrote. Let it bother you and that scene plays out in the movie. But if if you've never seen the movie forty to go get it go, I mean, I would guess it's on Netflix or Hulu or something. You know? However, you bring I tune you can free movie into your house, it's incredibly well done. And today is a great day to watch. So I got some stuff related to this. You got into Caspian, Los Angeles. So Jackie Robinson day. Dodgers. This is from Charles Freeman dodgers have the exact same number of African American players on the roster as they did last season. Oh, I'm glad I saw this year. Oh, okay. I saw this zero now because because they're not African American Charles's, technically. Right. But you know, most people never get to talk to the players anyway. And the dodgers have some players who are black kenley Jansen black. Although he's from where curiousness out. Yeah. We're talking about African American right? And you know tonight like, yes, he'll put he is not African American but he'll play for the reds. Kemp who is African American will play for the red tonight. But major league baseball now has an African American population of only seven point seven percent. There are sixty eight African American players among the total of eight hundred eighty two players on opening day rosters. There are a staggering eleven teams that don't have more than a single African American player on their twenty five man roster. That includes three teams who don't have one there. Only three African americ-. Players in the entire National League. West and Ken Griffey. There were twice as many African American players when Griffey broke into the major leagues thirty years ago. Russell Martin is by racial does that count. I I mean, I who am I to say what counts? Well, Michael would say does Michael's children by racial, Michael? Obviously by Julia's wife is white. So he would say there is much his kids. There's as much plowshare. I so but Charles makes the one African American manager in all of baseball, right? There are no African American general managers, and there's one African American manager. Well, the this issue is Eric Davis who had a long career, you know, is part of this RBI movement, right reviving baseball in inner cities. And what his argument is is him and Darryl. Strawberry came up at the same time. They eventually both landed up playing together for the dodgers, but they won world championships in other places. Eric one one with the reds and. Darrow one one with the Mets. What Eric would say if he was here and we used to bring him in back in the day. He would say the problem is that if you're a really good black athlete in a city in Los Angeles for like he was. He said you can get paid quicker and your road to the pros is easier. If you play football or basketball. So let's say you're the best athlete at Crenshaw hice. Right, right. Even if baseball's your favorite sport. If you're willing to play basketball, you could be in the NBA by the time, you're nineteen sure. If you're willing to play football. I mean, you've got it to play major college football at USC, maybe win the Heisman Trophy. And then you're in the NFL, but the time you're twenty one if you play baseball the money isn't as good, and you get sent to a minor existence where it's just not fun. But there are far more jobs in baseball than there are irrevocable. So if you're not the best athlete you could play baseball so here, but his his the reason he pointed out this way is the elite players the best players in in high school are not going to baseball. It's the players that are below. Well, here's one of the reasons Cuyler Murray is a good example. Right. Here's one of the reasons how many scholarships are there for college football times eighty five eighty I thought it was down now. Okay. Let's five how what's the average number of scholarships for baseball. I would say like five to ten maybe twelve twelve mean already. There's there's a push towards football. I mean baseball has no control over that. The one thing baseball does have control over is salesmanship and baseball has not been very good until this last year at selling the sport. I would argue that the let the kids play sales push was a very very affect by the way being spearheaded by Ken Griffey junior. And Griffey says I don't think it's the antenna baseball not to have black ball players. But we have to find a way to get these kids back. We lost them to football. We lost him to basketball. We lost them to golf people. Don't see how cool and exciting. This game. Is the other thing that baseball can do that. I think is critical is like, for example, Mookie Betts one of the best young players in all based African American doesn't have a single endorsement not even blow local not even in Boston. Wow. Doesn't have a single endorsement that's one thing that baseball. Should be doing. They should be facilitating us or somebody else who had the top most one hundred famous athletes and the only one from baseball was trout at one hundred. Yeah, there were soccer players basketball players NFL football player. And like the only baseball player was trout. Yeah. So yeah, they definitely have an identity crisis. But it's a matter of salesmanship, it's a it's a matter of making a an appealing pitch. The let the kids play thing the death of play the game the right way that's a step in the right direction. Did you see this thing where they're talking about trying to trade change the Harmon Killebrew logo to Mike trout? So best ball does. The they always say they want to change the Jerry West logo to Michael Jordan. Yeah. You know if. I always thought that logo was Roberto Clementi that's Harmon kilobytes army caliber. Yup. Always been the guy the. Yeah. I mean, I always think that this is this is a whole bunch of noise about nothing. Mike trout could soon become the most viewed Mana major league baseball. Major league. Baseball announced Friday it is willing to change its logo to feature the superstar sluggers cameo much like the NBA features Jerry West. They asked if they could get twenty seven million re tweets and they would change the logo. They're falling far short of that goal. Yeah. I wouldn't. I really don't care who the logo is. I I think no. But it would be great for baseball. If it was a contemporary player, if there's Mike trout, we always talk about how can you best sell? The sport might trout is the biggest star in the game by changing that logo. I think that's significant. Yeah. I I would have no problem. Supporting it, I. But I think you didn't know that was harming Killebrew. I thought it was a real command. Yeah. No. It's. By the way, they slimmed him down harm until Dr heart rate. Very very big, man. Very big, man. But you know, the circling back to to Jackie Robinson day baseball was actually more progressive than the other sports. Sure. By allowing African Americans to play baseball was kind of the first on four pro basketball. Right. Believe it or not. Yeah. And now, it's obvious that pro basketball's I eighty percent black. Yes. And most of the white guys in the euros. Yeah. So it I think the Jackie Robinson. By the way. I'm pretty sure forty two is now you can't wear forty two on any team. They it's retired an every forever writing. And but they had a few guys that were wearing it then. And they they grandfathered him in. Like, I know for example, mauve on was one. Yup. Mariano Rivera was one. But I think all those guys now are gone. Yeah. I think they've all they've all retired. So now today you're going to see a whole bunch of people wearing forty two as a matter of fact, I just went and looked at the dodger rosters. And if you click on any of the players, it's it has their numbers for two. But then tomorrow it will go every go back to their regular number. Hey, I wanted to mention this. You you probably have heard by now. But one of the oldest cathedrals in in all of your in the world is apparently going to burn to the ground. There are reports. Now that there is no way to stop this fire. It started in some scaffolding as they were repairing you've been there was I've been there. It's it's I mean, I can't even imagine the value of the art that is inside that cathedral. And it looks like they're reporting that they have no way to stop this fire, which is insane. And no no word about caused or anything anything like that. But it's it's a tragedy. Hey, I wanted to mention real quick to we're giving away a four pack of passes to see adventures and game at the regal cinemas at LA live, April the twenty six you can come out watch movie with me in my own private theater. Grab dinner provided by Carl. Junior serving up their brand new charbroil bacon truffle Angus burger before the movie thirty today given away those passes ESPN LA Mason, Ireland, don't forget about him in the hour four pack of tickets for vendors endgame special screening on opening day, April the twenty six at the regal cinemas at LA life and. You know, what we should do some? There's there's dodger stuff going on right now. Yes. Yup. First of all Kershaw back. Tim Shaw's back tonight. So it's I'm not going to declare any Kershaw days this year until otherwise notified. But here's what's interesting Yasuko Puig, all the sudden everything has come out about UCLA. Week dodger players are talking. Andy McCulloch did a great job in the times and a bunch of dodger players went on record about UCLA Puig. And it kinda uses game two of the World Series against the Astros. As as a point Puig was out of position on an Alex bregman line drive to right field ball should have been caught. Instead it went for a ground rule. Double Puig wasn't ready for the pitch got a late jump. He was out of position he was shaded to far towards center field. And as it turns out, he often ignored the positioning card distributed to dodgers defenders before games. According to six people. Six people familiar with the situation he on several occasions ripped up the card in front of outfield. Coach, George Lombard and left the pieces on the ground. Well, if you talk to people that covered the dodgers, they will tell you that when you brought up Puig to the coaching staff, they just rolled their eyes. Well, you bring them up to the players, and they rolled her eyes. Just turn frustrating part is that if we was good and played good, then we would be really really really good team. So everyone wanted to be that good player. He didn't see it that way. He just saw it as he was just going to show up and do whatever he wants. The public saw all the flair that accompanied Puig's production. But he was late. All the time has attention wavered is preparation. Waned ran the basis with enough recklessness. That teammates joked twig thought he was invisible he hassled staffers ignore suggested from coaches he rejected entreaties from teammates and early in his tenure in Cincinnati just two weeks ago. Said he confessed I never worked hard with the dodgers. He vowed to apply himself now because he'd be a free agent after the season criticized Roberts for decisions in the World Series. Also professed his love for the color red randomly, okay? That. This is a lot of. Red meat here. This is this is real evidence for why the dodgers moved on from. We got. Gotcha. But. This comes up in the NBA a lot. If you're going to take that stance. The the stance that we just describe let's assume for the sake of this discussion that everything you just said is true and it happened. Okay. If you're gonna take that stance. You better. Be a great player. You better be LeBron or Koby good. Because if you are not it becomes very easy to get rid of you. And now that I hear all that. I think the dodgers just decided it's the line you, and I always repeat the old Mike will be tolerated until you can be replaced and they tolerated him and still even last year. I miss I miss the excitement I missed the wild horse as I now, it makes complete sense heard this stuff complete sense. Now players are going on the record about it. Which makes it completely different. There was turmoil all the time and they're talking about life after Puig. Greg. What was your reaction your dodger fan? What is your action to the p- week story? I was I thought that it was pretty actually fairly balanced between those people that were saying good things and bad things about him. Well, Greg, I'm not so sure I wouldn't still keep doing. Anyway. I mean, do you think his talent outweighs all that style? No, I don't. And also the talent that you have out there right now where you have AJ Pollock and center who's struggling at the plate a little bit fine. But but you'd rather have Poyton pied rather. Okay. Right. And then Cody bellinger's either in right, rather evanger than Alex for Dugo who's been really really really good and has a good arm really strong arm to he's been in the outfield jock been killing the ball this year, and you can still inter- inner change other guys. Yeah. Josh, Scott soy. Here's here's why. Here's why I disagree with you. I would have kept we simply because Steve something who said he was coming up on a free agent year. And there's nothing that guy cares. More about than getting a big deal. So he might. He might pull a beltway. Remember Adrian beltway. When he went into his free agent year hit forty eight home runs. Right. Puig might be that guy. Although he's terrible start. Yeah. So a lot of guys I mean like three hits, but well sort of Chris Davis now well online. On one game. Right. One game. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean is off to a terrible start. Now hearing all this completely get exactly why. And I for the. Sizzle that went along with Puig. That's what I miss like. I missed the the fund the enthusiasm the licking of the bat the wild throws from right field. The stretching a first knits reminds me of you. And I know Mike Dunleavy a little bit. And when Mike was coaching the blazers and then after that, he came in coach the clippers. I was out with him one night. I told him I said let me ask you some one year you were coaching Rasheed Wallace. And he got forty three technical fouls. Forty-three the next most of any player in the league was twelve. He had forty three said, why do you put up with that? What what's the point of putting up with a guy who kills you forty three types during the season for no reason? And he said because his talent outweighs the crap you have to put up with right? And so that's the question for Puig. Well, early in his career, clearly you couldn't give up on because you didn't know if he was going to be the next Roberto Clementi. Yup. Then he dipped last year do do the dodgers go to the World Series without peak. He made some good plays. He came seven in the NFC s big hits in the LCS's. Exactly. But you've now gone to the World Series two years in a row and lost. And it's partly because of you know, whether he plays like Justin Turner said whether he takes the game off or he doesn't. So can you? For this year going into another. You're you're hoping for third time. Are you willing to risk that I'll tell you to the World Series? This is a fascinating question, isn't it? Yeah. How how old is weak twenty-seven? Got that's early to give up on a guy with that much talent. But if all that stuff you said is true when he ate maze. Yep. Ripping up the analytics cards and not just showing up on time. And by the way, and then that game to that point the Alex bregman point that could have been the World Series that could have been the World Series making that catch. The dodgers could have been up tool instead they split. So I. I always thought getting rid of his a mistake, and I've moved str- right onto the fence right onto the now, I you guys are now over under the other side completely get it. Now, the fact that because it's one thing to hear this an general sense. It's another thing for a player like Justin Turner or Dave Roberts to come out and say took plays off. To hear stories about not paying attention to where to position himself in the outfield and tearing that card up in front of the outfield. Coach George lumbar that kind of stuff. You know, you you can't have it. You just can't have it. All right. Coming up next. Zach Lowe has said something. Okay. I love Zach Lowe, the low post that actually. May support what the Lakers are doing with their front often. I find that hard to believe I'll share it with the next day. And we're giving away a four pack of tickets to see avengers endgame at the regal cinemas LA live, April twenty-sixth mail and private screening once you're there ESPN LA private theater dinner provided by Carl's junior. Serving the new charbroiled bacon truffle Angus burgers before the show, eight seven seven seven ten ESPN. It's a marvel question, and it is a more difficult one. Let's see if we can we'll see everyone seems to go this Adam Brunstein our house nerd came up with this one. Right. So is is the first caller is not gonna get it is that what you're telling me because I think four out of five times, the first caller has nailed it. He says the first caller will absolutely not get this. We will find out next eight seven seven seven ten ESPN. If you want to go to movie night Mason in Ireland ESPN LA, ESPN LA Mason iron. You guys are so smart about your marvel trivia to get into the big screening of adventures endgame opening day, April twenty six to LA live my own private theater with you guys movie night with Mason dinner provided by a Carl's junior. New charbroiled bacon truffle Angus burger before the movie this is supposedly a really tough question. I would never have known the answer to this. All right now, most of these questions Mason prefaces with this is a really tough question. No, one one of the answer in the very first person gets it. So the very first person today is going to be Mark in north Hollywood. Mark. Are you ready? Yes, john. I'm ready for this. Okay. Mark Mark day would be it'd be very good for the bit. If you've got this. Right. So see what you can do. Here. We go. Putting in the test here. Let's see if Mark what is the name of the terrorist organization that kidnapped Tony stark in the very first MC, you film, iron, man. Okay. The terrorist organization. It's it's an tip of my tongue right now within five seconds one five second two three four say again, Ken ring. That's my guess. That's what popped in my head Mace. Possible. People cant outsmart the Honey. Are you try? You know, what it was nets on? I don't know if there was Netflix, Hulu, they did like they all the movies, consecutively. Yeah. So it's kind of fresh in my mind right now. Well, you got to man, you got a four pack of tickets. The adventures endgame with me on April the twenty six opening day, plus Carl's junior. Hang last hang on Marc. You'll get your info hang on, man. Okay. Look are we doing us tomorrow the nerds Adam community? Are we doing this tomorrow? We are we have to do two different. I'm gonna come in. I'm going to come up with the question that is unglue Google on Google. Yes. In the five seconds that you did it. I I typed in terrorist organization iron. I'm going wait, Greg. What are the parameters it needs to be a question from the marvel universe? Right everybody tomorrow. And couldn't you Adam Brunson are Lakers producer just walked in Adams of big marvel nerd we relied on him for this question. The very first person got it. Everybody all four of us. And I don't even watch more movies. Yeah. Come up with a question tomorrow that would be very hard to Google. All right. That's the goal Adamou where did you fail here? I probably failed in lake with the thing. And you gave him too much time. He was he was but it in you. I was giving quick five will. Yeah. I was like an NBA ref. He asked you to repeat the question. And as you were being he was typing it in. But he's still go though, right? If that's true. He outsmarted us. Yes. Absolutely. Which he should get credit? Yeah. He should. All right. So tomorrow come up with a better question. Mason Mason, third one. I gave you on the list today. I think that one all get some people because it'll it'll take too much time for people to. It would be tough to Google. Tomorrow. We'll we'll we'll come up three seconds now to answer K through six. That's new thing. Thank you for attempting to help. Thanks. Thanks nerd king. All right now, how did you like the throne without giving anything away where you excited to see it back? Yeah. I've got some theories now that's messing with Wednesday. Wednesdays thrones day by the how do you guys know this five hundred and fifty six days since a new thrones episode real night five hundred forty six days. All right. So let me get to this thing that Zach Lowe and whoa, JR. Talked about okay, okay. On the wo Jin low show, and I'm getting this off of silver screen enroll. They they some is that it seems as if rob Pelinka is going to be heavily involved moving forward. And apparently if you ask some players in agents around the league, they would prefer that. Then a full LeBron James takeover. Here's what Zach said, quote who they hire in the front office is going to be absolutely crucial to replace magic. Because there are two orbits here. There is a Lakers orbit. And then the more interesting one is there's a LeBron orbit. Right. I've had some key powerful people in the league, including powerful agent who represents a lot of key players. Tell me we don't want the person to be from either of those orbits. We don't want the new GM or president or whatever they do. Even to have a connection to the brought we needed to be a fresh start my players don't to have the impression that LeBron is running that team. And quote now you, and I have always thought the bronze going to have a lot of say, I still think it should have a lot of say, you know, he's only two years left. Right. Right. So I kind of disagree with with this agent that I do I do too. And by the way, the first inclination of this or first indication of this will be who the head coaches. Right coaches Theron, Lou than it's pretty clear, actually, all three of these guys have highs. And and I think that being having the Brian in your corner is critical to making this work. Yeah. Of in the next two years, you can't afford to alienate the greatest player you've got. You is talk about how important is to have a straight line from owner to president to GM to coach on our team on the Laker team. That line includes LeBron you have to extinct 'cause now he's the star. We don't even have we didn't even have a president it goes. So it's gotta go owner front office office bets pull Inca star. Right. And you can put the coach in there as long as the star agrees. That's the world. We live in now. Yeah, we learned that from Kobe when they tried to hire coaches with talking to Kobe that you mentioned Koby. When I ask you something about Kobe. Okay. Next Mason and Ireland ESPN Derek tech Koby. It's hard coming up with questions that are not Google -able. Yeah. Non Google lable. Just as a point of information Mark in where we see at Mark Mark north Hollywood north Hollywood swears he didn't Google it. So yeah. Pussy seem like a fan of the show. So we went fans the show that all right? So on Friday Mace. I argued yes, said Kobe Bryant's phone might ring to replace mad now. I know you think you Papu that idea. I think that is ridiculous. But here's the thing. Okay. Here's the argument for it. Yeah. He's hyper competitive, right? He can always go back to conquering Hollywood, which is what he's trying to do now. But he may never again have the chance to run an entire team let alone the Lakers if he ever wanted to do it is not now the time Kobe Bryant is bigger than basketball. And once you didn't know what you didn't answer my question. What was if question if he ever wanted to run a team, even if he has an inclined to do it will ever have a better opportunity than right? There's my question. I'll ask all you'll answer. My question with a question as we like to do around here. Is it possible that rob Pelinka is a proxy for Kobe? Is it possible that when genie boss says, rob Pelinka's, my guy that she had a conversation with Kobe Bryant and he backed his former agent. Well, I think Jeanie and the Lakers dealt a lot with rob when he was Kobe's agent. So they had a prior relationship. But when you say proxy wouldn't then the next step because coming into run basketball. In other words, I want I want my guide there. Right. And I can help guide. My guy be the guy behind the guy. But I don't want to be directly involved with any of it. I don't think it hurt. But isn't it possible? This somehow pulling the stream things like we're in is not behind the curtain put gum out from behind that. Curtain great and powerful Koby. Okay. So wait a minute. Here's the thing. If genius in this position magic up and goes. Yup. Because he wants to tweet again. So free to tweet tweet. It a lot this weekend. Just congratulated. Tiger woods. Yeah. So he's he's gone. And there's a vacuum and jeans like what should I do? And she gets a call from Koby and Koby says stick with my guy. Don't you think it's possible that that I mean, this is it's possible that conversation, of course. Yeah. And I think it probably I don't have to listen to it right mean? But I mean, I would say, gee, I would say I would say, okay, I'll stick with your guy you come in. And replace magic for me. I need a favor. I need a name consulta Laker fans. I need somebody. That knows basketball. You're a genius. Rob can do day-to-day you come in red. I don't I don't because I need you in the room when I'm trying to recruit cuvee ageless free agents for some weird reason who's all all name starts with k right? Hey, d- in Kawai and guy. Okay. I need. I need you to get the case. Come back summer the case. Yeah. Yeah. No. I look Kobe. Bryant is building an animation studio up. Kobe Bryant is working on a series of books that he intends them to become the next Harry Potter. But with a basketball, and you both Kobe doesn't like me doesn't sleep. Kobe. Bryant is focused on things beyond basketball now on the other hand, you know. Brian winters is going to be here in a little while. And I read his book called LeBron Inc. And I think LeBron will be interested someday. In owning a franchise. I strange drawn is going to overpay by the cabs. Would not surprise me as Dan Gilbert has never struck me as somebody who loves basketball. He just loves money. Yeah. And you know, now, you'll be a casino and right eveland in, you know, so, but I mean, just from reading I think LeBron understands I think his focus is going to be some day in basketball. Specifically owning a team or running a team. But that is not what Kobe Bryant is going to do. Let's say laughable that you would suggest no let but laugh laugh, I second laughing. Let's say it happened. Let's say Kobe's considering it could in your opinion, Koby and LeBron coexist. It's a tough one. You've got. It's a tough one. See I think at the at the end of the day, you you have to have one person that gets to drive the car in other early. Rob Pelinka's got the keys, right? But he may be making the brunt. Think that he does, you know, maybe that's one of the things that rob might be good. So you're saying rob is giving the impression that LeBron is driving the car. Well, he goes out and hires title. Like, would you they they didn't hire David Griffin with that have been a good idea about it right idea? Well, according to the Zach Lowe is talking to the other agent, they said, no, no, no, that's LeBron's guy. I like David Griffin. You're saying you're saying it's Pelinka and LeBron has the keys I've saying he's giving LeBron chance to drive the car. Well, what David Griffin would give LeBron a chance to win the car and David Griffin has got experience a track record? Right. But where would you put David Griffin below Palinka or above them? Look, I would've valuated everything. I would have started with the president. Operations. I would've searched high and low I would talk to the Sam prestige and the Darrow MAURICE in the messiah juries and the Neil oc- as of the world, I would have made them in charge of basketball operations, then they could decide what they wanted to do with rob. And they could decide what they wanted to do with the coach. Yeah, that's the point of Brian Chemnitz. He's article today in the as yeah, he he shares that experience that can guess my opinion, Brian. It's a very people should go read it. It's very good. But but I don't think it's happening. We'll tell you a matter of fact, I was I was texting with someone over the weekend. Right close to the situation and the final text from him to me was Pelinka is one hundred percent in charge and staying in charge. A completely believe it. And I think it's a disaster. I think it all no, I cannot believe that they didn't do you know, what it is. This is not a mom and pop business. This franchise is worth five billion dollars operate like a billion dollar company. Not just like, my friend from the neighborhood, Linda, her husband, well hurt and rob who used to be covert agent. It's it's it's a little unfair to to to make it appear like Lindan Jeanie or making decisions in a vacuum. I think she includes Linda because she trusts her. Right. Well, Linda's I mean, but I don't think they're making trae or adviser. Trade as genie's adviser. I think confidante would be a better word. Okay. I think she she bounces. I say she has genie's genie trouser. They're like best friends. But I don't think that that. That's the only person jeans listening to who. Also, she listening to she's listening to rob. Right. And she's listening to us listening to magic. She was listening to magic who else is. She listening to hope. She's listening to Ryan west, and she's listening to Joey and Jesse or brothers. But I don't know. I mean, that's the problem when you don't have somebody who's who's been around the league. And you know in knows the entire board. It your your opinions are limited. Correct. That's that's that's the hardest science art. This is the whole point. You're the Lakers. Right. You're not capped on the number of smart people. You can hire to work in your organization. What are you doing? Well, we're gonna find out, you know, maybe maybe rob is working on things that gino's. About and we don't any kills it. Who knows? But if he doesn't all the things you're saying fair. Okay. Well, gino's she must know by now it's on her. This is her call. This is her decision. Can't blame. Jim. All right. Hey, let's get this in before we gonna fast track Todd Gurley spoke today at the Rams facility. Now, the one thing that Mason. And I have been shaking our heads at since the Super Bowl is there's never really been what we consider to be an honest explanation about girly. So was he asked about it today? He was asked about it. We're gonna fasttrack now we'll go to fast track. And then we've got the wind horse coming. We've got Brian Windhorst. We've got Todd Gurley stuff. We've got all kinds of stuff. What are you saying just you should play it play now? Yeah. Okay. Here is Todd Gurley of the Rams on his knee terms thrown around regarding your knees. People genitive some people said, it's rightous can you confirm this any of that true? Is there something that you are calling your? You know, just I'm doing right now filling pretty good like I said taking the day by day and just trying to get better get ready for the next season. All I can worry about is. You know, how right now, I don't know how may be filling, you know, six months from now. So like, I said just kinda just keep working hard doing what I've been doing. You know, these past couple of years, and you know, communicate regio wherever that is. So really just like I said just taking the day by day trying to make sure the best season cone. Feel like I know anything more that was that was. What is this for us? It's about you know, bay on Todd Gurley for us. It's about you know, let's let's make sure that we take an intentional approach that specific to you know, each player kinda like what we've talked about it and Todd is no different. I think that you will see us. You know, really our goal is over the long period of time really until the first game. That's really the timetable that we're operating with how does that specifically affect his workload throughout OTA's into training camp? Those are things that that we're going to continue to just monitor his progress how he's feeling with that communication from both sides. But but he's a guy that he's in a good place right now. He's feeling good. I know it was good to get back in the building. And he's been here doing some things. So that's really something that you know, as the off season progresses and then as we get into training camp. You know, he's he's a guy that we will continue to monitor. But it's like that with all of our players one more from McVey. Yeah. You know, I think Todd is shown that he is capable of carrying. The work load. And and we have a lot of confidence in Malcolm for us. You know, you want to be smart about that. But, but I think you know, like we talked about the other day Todd is the guy that's been a focal point of this offense. He's gonna continue to be really we'll resulted in that, you know, was because he was forced to miss them games at the end of the year. And we wanted to be smart just about managing that load. But Todd has shown that he can handle that how we navigate through a season, it's hard to say Lindsay. But but we anticipate like we said the other day him being the focal point of our offense. And unless I'm told otherwise, he's a pretty versatile back. And that's we're gonna continue to utilize all his skill sets. So at this point, there's no question. There's something wrong with his knee. Danced around. They talked about it. There's clearly something wrong with his knee McVeigh's, become brilliant at giving you three minutes without even Yanni. We'll go for a while. All right. Coming up next is fasttrack Mason in Ireland ESPN LA.

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Olympics Re-Lived: 2016 Rio

The Tennis Podcast

1:28:15 hr | 4 months ago

Olympics Re-Lived: 2016 Rio

"Hi. This is Marion Bartoli Mats Wilander. This is Mary Carillo I'm son Rohingya an Lleyton Hewitt I'm Andy Murray. This is Yannick Noah, and you're listening to the tennis podcast. Hello. And welcome one last time to the tennis podcasts Olympics relived. If it sounds like crying, it's probably because I am crying not yet. But but you know I'm anticipating possibly crying some states I can't believe we've relived the Olympics and it's nearing the end is nigh. David I've loved it. I've loved it so much. Is that clear? I in evidence. Grows Grocery mcgann. relived. We can relive the podcasts about the Olympics. Oh. Do you remember when Matt said that? We'll do that in ten years right okay. Deal, and hopefully we'll have another couple of Olympics to relive at that point. But who knows this stage? Will be doing a little look ahead at the end of this podcast to take a twenty twenty one what we assume mookie Tokyo, twenty twenty one. But of course, there are absolutely no guarantees at the moment. Which is why focusing on the past? Because it's a play certainty insecurity where we know what's going to happen and Rio de Janeiro 2016 only four years ago but it's still kind of like we were saying. London feels like a slightly different time doesn't it? Still at name? It's it's in Sepia in my memory somehow despite any being four years ago. Yeah. Cranky that that really hits me thinking about it in those terms. And actually when you when we start watching these. These storylines I do kind of get lost in time a bit, and I think partly because some of these plans that we've been covering their careers a so long now graph on the Dow winning in Beijing in two thousand eight. I kind of almost get mixed up between that one him playing in two thousand sixteen and that in two thousand sixteen he won the doubles didn't say. Pets. And I kind of get confused about what he did win and it's the sheer longevity of these guys career. And I think I've heard the the great. American sports writer, right. Thompson said I said this year that sport. Marks the passage of time and everyone has their own personal experience often Olympics as well, and it can. It can feel that way you were was four years ago like like for me Rio marked. sightly strange time in my life where was my year ruled out saving in France and I remember the real Olympics being very, very grounding for me. It was it was something that. was kind of two weeks of familiarity away in a uncertain time. So. I look back on it with huge hugely for memories as real Olympics because they were kind of helpful. Personally, I, mean, not not that helpful because I was having to stay up in the middle of the night, watching it and then go to work I. Had I had a nine to five job. In France and that was I mean that was a struggle to In itself but particularly when I stayed up until three or four in the morning watching Watching the Olympics. But yeah, I, think just it's as much as we can relive the sports I think the secondary effect of reliving is that you end up kind of reliving your own life in a way home. For Rio Twenty sixteen seventy for the first few days I was in San, Diego on holiday. I had just worked at the. Most event in Toronto and friend and I decided to tag on week in San Diego after it's because I'd never been there before and I thought fine be on the same time is really pretty much closer times ain't nothing was in ROTC difference. So be able to basically what envisaged was lying to be slashed being in a bar with cocktail with the Olympics on a device great living the dream calf well done. What. Would actually happen emerged very a very good friend who was on holiday with we are still good friends but I'll compatibility is holiday companions. Emerged not to be necessarily that great quite early on because. She really likes. Organized activity based fun. And I like. I like sitting. Sitting and watching and lying and being I mean I do like I'd like you city breaking stuff as well. As, far as I was concerned, this holiday was lying on a beach in a coma. And We went to we both but both went to a beach and we serve towels down lay down. Put my phone's in and after three minutes, they could tap on the shoulder. Join go kayaking. No, absolutely. Don't. Anyway, anyway. So Olympics opening ceremony day comes around. I think, right. Just go to pick. Pick all the balls will be showing it. So I've just got to pick the best bar. That's my only job for today to pick the best the optimal bar for watching the opening ceremony. Now I'm sure every US listener right now is screaming at me that there's a floor in this plan but I-. unbeknownst to me that was a major floor in the plan, but I had no, no idea it and that is the west coast. The West Coast of America. Put I didn't know how to express this. They play things on tape. If something is looking at. I'm not explaining this very well. So if something is happening at five PM. Live at five PM and America's east. coast. And that would be one PM America's west coast rather than them just playing them both out live at. Relatively different times. The West Coast will wait until five PM. And play the live thing out on a four hour delay. which in the year, two, thousand, twenty or twenty sixteen as it was then feels utterly bananas to me. So I could not find a single ball showing the Olympics because it wasn't on the tally live. In San Diego, they were like, Oh, NBC plan that later. But it's happening now. Okay but we'll be showing it later irrelevant it's happening now. Anyway. ENDED UP WATCHING? On. My phone. Using, VPN I pay through the nose for on the BBC coverage had lovely Edwards in my ear and my friend went and spent the day with a family friend elsewhere. We were going this. We're GONNA make this one shorter. Weren't we? Didn't know that about the western East Coast I've always felt like being whenever I've been in America. It's always felt like when you wake up in the morning you are trying to catch up but it sounds like even when you're in America, you're having to catch up. If you live on the west coast. But do they do they? I'm no and I it was. It was harrowing. It was really. Harrowing. Yeah. This has been a useful process. Through on the tennis PODCAST CATHERINE? We've relived your angst filled day that was supposed to be relaxing with a friend that no longer things. Your great companion on the holiday we've just we discussed. It was pretty clear. A she went off did Organiz canoe trips and a ball. Fine. Everyone's a winner. The other thing is the the opening ceremony and I know it was a tough to follow and I know budget was initially food for we. I'm not having a go here You know it's not as it's not wealthier countries other Olympic as nations but it was an underwhelming opening ceremony I. Remember it was just sort of some fireworks and then she's L. Walk down a catwalk. That's is what I remember. I'm not sure I've ever seen the reopening ceremony I. Don't think I saw live. I'm not I'm not big on the opening ceremonies. You all think I didn't think like was until London twenty. When you know that was two hours that changed my life and I, say expectations were high for Rio. And they weren't quite met. I mean. If you consider than the first nine minutes this podcast I've already been interrupted by my son twice left the door open enough to walk off and going close it. You can imagine what it was like four years ago two of them run around and. In my enjoyment of the Olympics. I don't remember much about. Refresh your memory about what was happening outside of tennis to start with we'll goethe and rugby appeared at the Games after one hundred, twelve, ninety, two years respectively to transgender athletes competed the names and nationalities were not revealed to. Thirty two tons of dead fish were removed from the rowing and canoeing lagoon before the activities took place. Three teaspoons of water from Guanabara Bay the sailing venue is the amount that could be solid before leading to illness. Yeah contaminated waters a bit of a theme. Then the diving pogo. Green it did go green. Yes. In better news you sane bolt achieved the triple triple. The color of the water the Maria Link Aquatic. Center became a major talking point after it turned from blue to murky green overnight. Games organizers blamed chemical levels in the water and it was apparently completely harmless, but it did look revolting just diving into it look even more. Unappealing than already. Egyptian Islam Elche Hobby caused controversy when he refused to shake the hand of Israeli opponent soon after losing in the men's Judeh. Hobby was roundly booed by the crowd latest sent home from. The IC committee said because that's very much not in the Olympic spirit a nation gasped when he tripped and fell. But despite taking a mid race tumblr Britain's Mo Farah became the first British track and field our field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals he retained his ten thousand meter title with a thrilling victory he went onto also in the five thousand meters and complete the double double Chinese diver hazy had just collected. Medellin at three women springboard final when her fellow Daiva King Kawhi and to the podium presentation he judy down on one knee produced an engagement ring and proposed she said, yes. I'm not a fan of public proposals, but I'm sure there are people out there that think that's lovely. One of. One of the most bizarre stories for me involved I remember this involved American Gold medal-winning swimmers and a petrol station. Do you remember this? Oh Ryan Lockton. Yes. Like a front boy. Calamity Story Brian the Jimmy Fagin and Jack conger became embroiled in international scandal over made up robbery. The foursome is alleged they've been held at gunpoint while buying petrol it later merged. This was not tree and they'd fund lies the carriage on the way home from a night of celebrations. Is is vandalizing petrol station, a form of celebration. I mean all I think in front boy land I. Think it's Post Beers which are yeah. Form of celebration saying it's what I do for Fun David as we've established I sit and watch and I'm in a coma for fun but Yeah I can imagine in that suit of Freddie joke scenario is like bookstore smashing up a hotel room isn't it? It's the same vibe I. Think. I didn't necessarily think is relatable feel Ri- You. Come cause for. Anyway in the. Tennis. Big changes that ranking points but not awarded as they had been previously caroline wozniacki rough on an Andy. Murray will flag Barry's for the nation's I remember tennis being really well represented flagbearer wise that opening ceremony you had Caroliina puskas Simona Halep Thomas Berbick, and meals row niche. Who would the seeded players withdrew due to concerns over the ZEKE OF IRIS Recordings Baron campus who will remember from Goldeneye when asked if he was my girlfriend fame? He became the first ever Lou Lithuanian player to compete in the Olympics but he was double Bagel by John Millman in round one. So real mixed bag of experiences for Cardis, Catherine sends a message on our WHATSAPP group saying I've done the. Rio Research I went to have a look at it line Ricardo's brand kissed double bag. Well he essentially double Bagel me. I was the biggest mistake he ever made. What goes around comes. CATIS. And if you this is one of the whig stories, Ben pair was kicked off the French team after his loss to Fabio Fanini in the second round. For quote, flouting numerous rules team direct to honor depot squall said, you cannot flout the rules and the Jersey like this. I asked him to pack his bags to do what he wants to do outside if desired this is intolerable unacceptable. He was warned several times it was coming to him. Ben mopeds said now I know how the Olympics? I'm happy to leave. and imagine out rule breaking Fabio seen. No IT WASN'T COURT RULE BREAKING They were very they never said what the specifics of the rule breaking was, but it was a believe of. Rule breaking I would love to see a match between those two in which they both started to turn into their. Alter. Egos I'm sure that might happen for me in the future. If if it's ever on the schedule, make sure you alert me and I will organize my day like that day that at the Australian Open when. Danielle Collins. Yulia pretense of faced off, and we missed it met or didn't you see the latter stages? No. One of our big regrets from the trading open. Isn't it missing missing bat? I think that was an evening where I was just sort of running between Co. yes. It was on that day off to all the rain when those too much tennis I remember putting gets on the other monitor in the five live Coventry box while I was supposed to become inciting on a match in front of you and nobody could understand why I kept looking distracted and. Seem to have lots of information about a match that nobody now audiences interested I seem to remember it being slightly agro disappointing. There was a I. think there was. No I think it was pretty accurate tastic at the end. Yeah. But I think before that it was this thing the. Ankara. tastic. In terms of the tennis the women's both competitions. All competitions were were really memorable in Rio. In the women's Serena Williams across the defendant defending champion I mean I recall being she she never put her loss down to this. She was very magnanimous in defeat leanness Selena the first ever in her career but she was clearly struggling with shoulder injury are remember remember her serve being massively suppo-. In that tournament never really looked likely that she was going to defend the Olympic gold. and of course, that and a few other upsets most of them. Most of them but some of them caused by the lady herself Monica. Peak paved the way for one of the most romantic surprising uplifting. I mean not Physi- Fernandez obviously but. Stories in Olympic tennis history and that is Monaco pick becoming the first. Puerto, Rican, ever representing Porto Rico. To. Win An Olympic gold medal I mean talk about. Against the old she wasn't she wasn't a nobody she was ranked thirty four. But she was unseeded. She don't he ever beaten one top ten player in her career before the tournament and I'm not year to in Rio. incl-. Go beanie mcgary -ther Angelique. Kerber in the final of Khushi be Patrick Vista, the two-time Wimbledon champion. In the semifinals as well talk about. Olympic inspiration something came over Monica Puig. That week and. She hasn't recaptured it since she hadn't created it before it was just. It was like a magic spell that that was caused upon her and she calls upon. The tennis venue that week yeah. I would say might be the most extreme example of that. As the loss I think Nicolas Massu is certainly one but he was at the time a top twenty player and and knock on the door of of having a big result at some point and that ended up being his. But. Yeah you could have gone through the whole droll and offered me. Pretty much anybody and I wouldn't have put puig ahead of many people in the drawers plays that I would pick to go all the way and. Also when you watch some of those matches, the tennis she was playing in the spirit she showed to to come through difficult moments and even even in the final against Angelique Kerber when she's She looks like she's going to win it in straight sets and then it goes three and then she goes five love up and then the last two games seem to just take forever. I mean she she gets broken back once and then she's she's trying to get over the line and she has four and they flash it up on the screen gold medal point. I mean, that has something a bit extra on it doesn't it and and she has four. Those Kerber has six break back points. And it just seems to go you wondering. Is Point where we've seen in the past where in PLA- just. Can't play tennis anymore under those circumstances. We we saw it with Nevada the speed with which it went against her in ninety-three when we re living that that Wimbledon and with a within a flashy know that massive lead she had. Gone and I did it went through my mind even watching it back. We sure she wins this because I mean she looks like she's GonNa Struggle to get the serve over the net in a minute but she just held holds wins it and the look on her face. This does one moment that stays with me when she receives the mental. And she holds it in the palm of her hand while it's around next, just just the medal and looks down it's it. On her face just crumples in in tears emotion because she's looking for the first time at the gold, she has just one. Oh it was something else. And Even the moment when when she finally once she drops a racket. and. It's sexual release for her because I think of her as quite an emotional player but I may be i. have that image in my mind because solely of that moment because it's so defining of her career, but actually I was watching some of the. Some of the highlights like you David for most of the match she's so focused. So concentrated, she's in this bubble she's hitting to hitting through the nerves that she might be feeling. and. She isn't that sort of outward with her emotions and then it all just pulls out of her and this one great big release when she finally wins and I mean that's not forget curb in two thousand sixteen was tough as nails and you know she'd already won the Australian Open beating in the final she'd had a great performance in the Wimbledon final against Serena. She took some beating actually curb and Monica. PUIG. Had to go out there and I think she hit over fifty winners in the final fifty, four winners I mean talk about someone. Just, rising to an occasion and in posing her own game on the match and and literally you can you kind of think of this medal is kind of dangling there and she went out there and grabbed it. She also married the power with consistency are now just because it's going to be another. Story here. You're not. You're not gonNA be able to just blast your way through. Kerber. Would one shot knockout power are you you have to come up with combinations because of her ability to absorb power and notice the number rallies where she's hitting full velocity middled backhands cross-court into the corner and it comes back and then she's got to do it again and she was still winning around that way I. Mean if you could bottle the the form she found that week and produce it. Half a dozen times a year you'd be looking at multiple Grand Slam champion and yet she has never a reached a grand slam quarterfinal still. You know. Of course, we've seen that what she's capable of she's just been unable to to produce it not even consistent. She's not been able to produce it again but. She will always have that Olympics. There's plenty of career ahead of her who knows what will happen in the future, but she will always have Olympic gold with is obviously still something that she she thinks about often and she has to. Because presumably of how often she's asked about it and I I spoke to it. This was a few months ago. Now, she this is one of the first interviews we did for for Olympics we lived. For tennis relived. That I started off by asking her. Exactly how often and how how frequently income sation that an MP gold comes up? Every single conversation because there was the most surreal moment I've ever have in my career and just something coming about bags just who I mean I was reading four in the world at the time I am. Not a favorite all when it comes you. Best, and then all of a sudden, just walking away with the gold all your dislike I rifles change and enhance change for the better for sure. Does it still feels surreal when you think back to that week. Yeah I mean, I looked with gold medal. Sometimes, I'm like And it's nice. I drive better was awesome as possible to try and be rid those memories. I watched the final several times I still get nervous even going on the outcome enhancer sweating in just watching it my heart rate sites and it's just all that adrenaline. All the emotions are trying to relive the moment and trying to just remember the sensation Burbank your body time, but almost impossible to replicate would you keep the metal? Here Trans South of as you can see, they're they're very proud. They have all my brother, my accomplishments up on their on their walls. To here, I really very safe and I just like year. My parents were such a huge part of the process of me becoming Ymca that it's something that I definitely want to share with them every smoke. You see the first gold medalist from your country, the first female list of of any kind I I read some stuff about just the significance of that moment in your country the fact there was no crime that day the streets were not everybody was watching you. Can you try and sum up what that victory meant feel country sort of what you've learned about that over the post she is. Everything and Most. Impressive thing for me was just watching the videos of the people after I had initially gotten a medal and I was able to of light wind down and I. got my real at midnight that night. Responding to all the messages of everybody who congratulations, and then just watching the reactions of people worry go and just how excited they weren't how alive with emotion. Just leave me experienced the Max was. Really cool and being able to go to Puerto Rico maybe a week later. With everybody just seeing how much it really makes them. I think that Oregon's from such a small island. Want the world to know where reporter Rico is that who we are as people redundantly, very bubbly, very kind of generous people If you go to Puerto Rico and you're GonNa, feel your family and that's that's just what it is and I'm very proud my roots. Products of Gables. So Is it correct that you asked about being the flag bearer for a fit Tokyo in two thousand sixteen. I have officially been asked. It's a request that I would put in for sure because I remember for the real. Olympics. Are Flying, barrier was our judo. Silver medallist in the London Olympics and just see how excited he was to carry out the flag. Regan's were very patriotic and that would just be a surreal experience I. Think. I would probably cry walking out into Olympic ceremony opening ceremonies during the life. Experiences walking out in that stadium people cheering just being able to see all the athletes bear as one of. Their insane in. It's just it gives me goosebumps because I just kind of remember. Walking out into the Olympic Stadium in Rio in just white while. Is that feeling positive would inspire g to play the kind of tennis that you play. 'cause you just was gutsy just went for everything and it was like you couldn't miss. It was like you inspired by something. I honestly don't know what came over me that we hours enjoying my time there. I. Mean I didn't put any pressure on myself to win I obviously. Didn't count myself as a favorite in any way. and I think. It was just that disconnect of. Not. Really. Any pressure on myself to win and just enjoying every single moment that I was out there. Because I never knew if I was going to be able to continue to end Europe is again mean you saw what happened is you're wrong. Everything is suddenly suspended. So I was like, okay this is the less Olympic Games that I've ever GONNA play. I'M NOT GONNA be here eight life like I wanNA live up experienced soak it all in and just see like I'm Olympia and that was good enough for me. And I think that. All, the pressure off my shoulders and I was able to. Do, what I do best. Lay and just. Before that tournament because there is still for whatever reason, there is still some debate about tennis in the Olympics, whether it's the pinnacle of the sport what that means for the Olympic Movement, etc four that we can twenty sixteen where would you have ranked the Olympics in terms of importance or significance fee? PERMEATES number one I I put it a grand slam because it's still rare. I mean it's one separate four years we have the opportunity to win over in Fort Times every year. To win something that rare and to be in that group of people have an Olympic medal it's huge and you just see. All the athletes I mean when I won my medal the next day I had to do press the I to walk. To My van outside of the village and I was walking with a metal and all the athletes are just like steering this thing just hungry for it. And it's just something that you can't take away from any. Olivia. Having a metal who's that's that's what they're there for and. The fact that I walked away with the gold medal, which is the. Biggest thing ever of was just amazing and definitely for me I would love to win Grand Slams and all of that. But. That was the best thing that ever happened my life. I will be so happy says just the joy in the motion of the moment and not just for me but curry goat it was. Given. And unique that experiences. Was it difficult a tool to go back to the grind of the tool. The we can. We can it was. It was very tough. Was I asked a lot I? Mean a lot of people ask me after So what are you? GonNa do. Now I said we'll end up to get its work needs to go back to the US Open enough weeks you're like you're not John. I said now this Taran after turn to tournament. So I mean, it was a tough adjustment period because this biggest thing I've ever done so having to deal with the media and I don't remedial before but this was like double the media that I've ever. In able to doing in my career more interviews more talk shows going to meet with important. Just being in Puerto Rico, and all the difference that I needed to do overshoots of. Her Mersal everything it was exhausting really hard to make that adjustment at then obviously trying to. Practice. In their giant shift the focus back to being locked in it was very difficult and I just think that. No I'm glad that that experience you my way at once. So I learn something else happened like this. One day I can win a grand frown and then he's like east happening. Again I think I know how to manage that situation. A little bit better I'm team knows how to deal with it a little bit better. We've all gotten smarter. On how to do things but it's an experience that you just can't rewrite. You know it was chaotic and it was crazy you just like here there everywhere. Owes experiences definitely even impact from a harvey your in your mind like, wow, that was that was crazy. Now should say that the time that I did interview I wasn't aware if G and unders story. So I didn't I didn't put that to her and oversee. I I regret that now and I I wish I could ask her her feelings on that. Also wasn't in the swing of Olympics interview. So I didn't ask her where she stayed in the village I seemed she did but I didn't i. I've enjoyed getting the Olympic Village Gos-. From people but hey, still really nice to hear her recollections and another thing I found out recently about Monica Puig is the dog is cooed Rio. strongly. Approve. I mean that's just shows I suppose. How much she thinks about this as you said, this moment in time. In her career, but I think she's also talked about how? As you said that you started the interview how she does have to talk about this a lot and that must be, yes a reminder of what she cheap but also a reminder of the hasn't. Done it again, old done anything of sex significant since I think she she spoken about feeling feeding quite I think in the years after the Olympics and. Not Having not focal point in her life going right from the top to the bottom this kind of whiplash. She used to describe it and. I can imagine that it's been a struggle to find the Dr again after after an experience like that because it's not it wasn't just. Winning the Olympics as she talked about that was it was so much more important for. Country than winning. The MELANIA impacts might have been other. Tennis players who have had their one moment at the Olympics. This was this was not only a big deal for her and also massive massive deal for country, and I think I think as as great as that was i. i get the sense also slightly weighed on her One of the one of the other questions that Catherine asked to the we didn't feature because the answer didn't reveal that much was. You go onto the court now and try to recant you what you felt there in order to play that. SORTA. Tennis again, and I've had people ask that of impulse of the Gulf whether he can grasp what he doesn't the Ryder Cup. At the major tournaments which he's never won he's been this incredible Ryder Cup plan and he he has tried to do that and not really managed to succeed and she says I know I don't I mean every week different and I just I guess she just maybe you just cons maybe it's not possible in just on the subject to the the representing Puerto. Rica thing which I you know I I all stood up about the importance of that too but I didn't disease even under stuff. Zhijie, Fernandez she was she was very generous towards Monica. We saw a personal thing but she will say did kind of say look if if we are getting down to the nuts and bolts of it, I am more Puerto. Rican than. So I just wanted to read out these quotes from from on presenting Puerto Rico. She said I've always been one hundred percent loyal. I still have family in Puerto Rico and I've gone back quite slow. It's my favorite place to go when I just want to go to the beach or just see family that island who's given me so much so much love and support throughout my whole career and I just oh, this to them. So. It mental to her achieving that for for country evenly she she she doesn't live there and she she lives in the states unconscious as. I was discussing Reggie finances. You can. You can be more than one thing nationality isn't necessarily binary. Say. it was an extraordinarily. Romantic Week and story for from one week and Poetry K. in the doubles the women's Dole Serena and Venus Williams with the two time defending champions and number one seeds but they lost in the first round to lease see over. Bob Streets of that ended a fifteen match winning streak in women's doubles the Olympics for the Williams sisters and it was the first ever lost together. Olympic competition that start is ridiculous it ended up being a Russian Jew Katrina Marcus Mariota and Elena Vezina r.i.p to that partnership it didn't end well. That won the gold medal. They defeated Basinski and Hingis six, four, six, four in the finals and Hingis had been going for the career Golden Slam in doubles so that must have been heartbreaking for her but I remember Makarova's Nina's split shortly after that goal. Didn't they? They've such successful pairing And ended in again I. Didn't quite know the circumstances, but it didn't seem to be a didn't seem to be conscious uncoupling. So moving onto the men's events which saw Andy Murray become the first ever man or woman to defend an Olympic title he defeated one Indo portray who was then ranked one, hundred, forty one in the world after having a torrid time with injury seven, five, four, six, sixty, seven, five in the gold medal match four, our two minute match. An off that often that efforts and those. That silver. Medal. doporto remained ranked two hundred and forty one in the world because there were no ranking points on offer. Can't quite believe that. It took Andy Murray's winning streak to eighteen matches that was ended up to twenty two matches by mansion. The Cincinnati final it still boggles my mind that the day off to winning golden a andy. Murray. Boarded a private jet to to Cincinnati and played there I mean. When I look back on that twenty sixteen years, Andy Murray I see the highs, the wonderful wonderful highs but I also get this visual if his hip wearing down. You know thought. It was his his hip chemist was depleting with every match. Wasn't it? Well he he was prepared to basically do whatever it took that. Yeah. He puts his body on the line in a way. The wasn't just a figure of speech he he was. Probably pushing it too far but he was prepared to do it at the time in the pursuit of Volos goals and Wimbledon title Olympic title and I Particularly noted what you wrote for us when you research this Katherine about how there was no ranking points on offer at the Olympics, Here's the guy who ended up finishing will number one in the final match tennis year and this despite Novak Djokovic having had an incredible first half of the year winning two Grand Slam titles and overhauled him whilst winning Olympic Games that actually gave him zero points so Just an amazing achievement thereafter but. That's what I love about this triumph for the Olympics you saw how rural it was for him Fidel Potrero, as they would. Juuling for that gold medal and Ranking, points, money all relevant all completely irrelevant and Murray even posted a thing yesterday on on his social media that carrying the flag for him was the proudest moment of his career and I just think it sums it up really does A. Slightly Eerie foreshadowing to that final match because. The story from Andy Murray's perspective was him reaching it felt like and it turned out to be the case that he was nearing the pinnacle of his career. And the story on the other end of the court was Martino portray who one feared had reached the pinnacle of his career many years before him is just. Desperately, trying to come back and recapture moments of. If his past glory as he was right in two hundred and forty one in the world at the time and. False food for years. And it's Andy Murray that spin through a doe poetry lake injury experience over the posts. The post-olympic cycle and there some quite from from. Bari. Oft that much that that again have quite near refill to them first of all on on becoming the first ever player to win back to back singles Gold's he said the fact that it hasn't been done before. That it's very hard he said, I'm very proud to have been the first one to have done that. It hasn't been easy because a lot can happen in four years especially for tennis players. We have so many events since London I had back surgery as well. So many things. So many things can change my ranking dropped a lot during that period and I've gone through some tough times on the court as well. I'm happy that I'm still he competing for the biggest events I'll try and keep going who knows about okay twenty twenty. But if I'm still playing for years when I'm thirty three I don't imagine I'll be playing the same level is now so I'll try and enjoy tonight's when. Enjoyed the win by Flying Cincinnati What better way to celebrate Cincinnati. Yeah Yeah naturally I mean, well, I mean portrays Ben on his own. Additional, extra injury journey the course of the past couple years and he knows this period might end up being being good for them both. Bouts. There's no shortage of sort of. Storyline surrounding these players that competed for Golden Enra-. That's that final between the two of them caught the imagination of. Sunny everybody in this country in a way that I don't think any of the other Olympic matches that I'd seen did. So because whilst him winning in London was all the see huge there was so much going on in London at the Games generally that it was one of many whereas it just felt like everything stopped in the UK. That stay that he played the dow think he was on on at a good time of the day. I think. It was one you could dip in out off because it was so long and it was there was a story on both sides of the net because. Posture had gotten enormous support from the Brazilian crowd, which was a surprise really given. He's an Arjun time not do you think he did have the Brazilian support? I'm not sure I think a lot of. Resilience Supporting Murray. There was a lot of. Support in in in the crowd. I got the sense that he was getting great support at the time. My impression was that there was a lot of Argentine support. And in a way DEL. Potrero. One over. The that's that. Was Mine too renaissance does to you. Isn't it? I mean even even when he lost to federal nineteen, seventeen, four years earlier, the the huggy gives federal kind of went Kinda winced federal are. He's almost saying to Russia. It's all right. So right, you deserve it but. I can't believe this you know. Everything about it. is is is special really. It was. It was amazing and he I even as a British person watching that match where. Being British. You kind of want Andy Murray to win gold but. How can you want Dr Patrol to lose? That's how he makes. You feel you can't face him losing and It was just this final with. Incredible stories on both sides and both both men? I think really. Liked by the JEHMU sporting and tennis community and. I was felt that I was pleased for Mary that he managed to carve out this little niche in a way and kind of achieve something that. He knows the Dow Federal, Djokovic, who inevitably his career is so. Tied up with an compared against but it's just something that he has that they will never has have the he's got two Olympic gold medals in singles back to back. And it was also appeared where. He he felt like probably the best player in the world at the time I know I know Jackovitch it. Had that incredible start to the year that you referenced David But. He had won Wimbledon and Djokovic was it was kind of a stall of Hayes downward spiral and it felt like an event that Mary was. Certainly among the favorites at any went out any he it, and then he carried it through for the rest of the season. And then on the other hand, you had tell pot throw who as you said, had emerged from the kind of wilderness I. Remember. So specifically, the start of two thousand sixteen he came back in Delray beach he was ranked by thousand in the world and he had no back canned a tall. I mean just just had a slice he. He wouldn't even put his left hand on the record. By the time he got to Rio I. Think he'd Beaten Rinker Wimbledon eight and a couple of results. Of by the time he got to Rio he was a force again and what I say that about winning over crowd. Think of tennis is such a lonely sport and there were there were an potter would have had so many lonely moments I feel like in his career when he's been out injured and watching the tour, go on without him and there are some players who? Feel lonely on the court because they come galvanize. The crowd or they don't have that kind of spirit but they'll portray never lonely when he's on the tennis court because he just has this. This wave of support behind him and it's it's like he's playing with his soul out there and it's a different energy Wendo Potros on the call and I think particularly when he's competing for Argentina he he carried this through and he went on to help Argentina win the Davis Cup in Twenty Sixteen and. I just remember feeding although he didn't get gold. He'd still owned something he'd still earned. For his country didn't really matter anymore that he didn't win the goal will slay read you a segment the right up from the New, York Times after that men's final. It said Andy Murray of Britain. Put a brightest shine on his finest Tennessee season by winning his second straight Olympic gold medals in singles on Sunday night. But surely, Mutzindo portrayal of Argentina deserves something more precious than silver it won't be ranking point. So prizemoney this Olympic tennis tournament offered neither but dough portray gave it his all just the same providing start to finish entertainment and sentimental resonance is he continued his comeback from three surgeries on his left wrist I fought to my last fingernail. He said the crowds made me run all the time. More than the color of the metal, all remember the whole experience. This is the this is only the reward, but it's not what? Oh. Keep with me. That's inside. Those were the words I was trying to find. That energy that they'll portray has. Is it's an Olympic energy in spirit isn't it as such synergy with the Olympics is all about and. That was also encapsulated in semi final win over in the doll which. I consider that to be one of the best tennis matches I ever seen I talk about Dr Padro, playing with his soul the dollar is is the same in so many ways and there is a there is a moment in the third set of that semifinal where it is the best. Camera Work and directing of a tennis match. I have ever seen when Adul- does they. Running sight stepping fist pump and the camera get behind him and you see the backdrop of the crowd going. Mental in the background and I mean, literally he sidesteps doing a fist pump from the net to the baseline the doll. And then he and then he breaks on the next point with a four winner, the line and. It's just one of my favorite sequences of Tennis Ever and still oppose trump manage to win that match despite an adult. That that's that's wha says everything really because if you think back to the Davis Cup in Spain my view, it always been the Dow is an awesome player Stich a Spanish flag with him and I'm not sure he's actually beatable. He's fully fit. And I know he wasn't fully fit was he really at that time but he was playing well, he would have beaten. Pretty much anybody and DEL partridges wasn't letting him have it and he was pretty broken for the for the bronze medal match. She lost out to to Kane she cory and that was a big deal a finish corey to to be on the podium I Japanese play to win an Olympic tennis medal since nineteen twenty I remember that podium. So clearly I was sobbing. Hoping I. Say I remember nineteen, twenty there. It was late at night here. Wasn't it and Andy Murray along with the British anthem and Dope watchos emotional Nishikori even looked emotional just though. The fails. That is a big deal. For Nishikori having having that runs I've probably overlook that actually honest when I think. He's Korean the that he'd beaten adult to do it Having just lost to marry in really good semi final. And a great spell of his career. She that was when he went on to be Andy Marine the US Open that year. In the doubles the defending champions. The BRYANS withdrew They were another another couple with three. G. TO Z ZEKA virus French pairing Pierre Rigoberto Nick Lima they with the top seeds or how much they would love to have an Olympic gold. Oh Going for the Golden Slam Oh, I can get behind that they they lost in the first round to cabal and fire I mean it's a tough drool that is a tough tough drew but still heartbreaking for them and as you said David, it was monk Pez and Rafael Nadal. The won the gold medal they beat floor MADJAER and hurry to cow in the final six to three six six. Four, and that was just they saying that the best may certainly motley person and adult, and they seem just glorious when they won gold in the mixed it was an old American mixed doubles final Beth pneumatic sounds and Jack sock defeated Venus Williams I'm Rajiv Rams six, seven, six, hundred, ten, seven, it was Jack Salk second. Medal in Ray because he won a bronze in the men's doubles. With Steve Johnson. So they go and there was another. No in terms if if medals will end result but there was there was one big moment at that tournament that I think we probably all remember very vividly that we haven't talked about yet and that came. I think in the very first round possibly even on the very first day of Olympic Competition Olympic, tennis competition, and that was the loss of Novak. Djokovic to formatting portray now obviously like with. Men's doubles. That is a horrible vigil, which I remember when that draw came out and just the the shawl pin takes if breath in the sense of anticipation. lot of lot of waste on the Olympics for Novak Djokovic Vision. He didn't make any secret of the fact that he wanted it. And of course, he ended up leasing still portray win and leaving the court in tears and it was such a visually iconic moment that and David's been speaking to Chris Clarry who's covered. Every single Olympics turns out since nineteen eighty, eight any terms of? And covering that one that was a moment that stuck out for Chris is well. I've never seen him look like that and I've covered him. Since the beginning pretty much He just looked completely. Devastated. is were kind of vacant. But to his credit, he stood there and he answered the questions and he just he didn't hide the paint I mean he was just I forget exactly what he said, but I know the tone of his voice and the. And his words were. Were spared but very powerful and he could just sense. I guess for me. I. Think About Olympics and all. The long road credibility in some ways for it. To me, the credibility comes when a player loses almost as much as when they went and you see what it means to them when they lose and that right there was pretty pretty telling. Doubt del Potrero was an extraordinary story that Olympics wasn't. It wasn't a I mean given what he'd been through. As, you've seen at times I mean they'll poachers the category of A. Or? Or. Monoprix. Crest. For the tournament sees a wonderful player now. will go into the hall of fame I think But it's just A. He managed to peak at the right time and I think he was fresh at the right time and he had played a little tennis again at that stage, and so it was it was an extraordinary run for him. And playing in front of a lot of his own fans because requested quite a number of. Argentine fans who were there bill lyrics? What what did you make of that? Monica Pre story did you could you see it coming going alone? No. No I mean you can see that she was playing well and is in his own and and she was just getting rid from the baseline and playing with nothing to lose was inspired by. By her flag and. And and all of that. And she's always run on Puerto Rico a big thing for her. You know it's it's a little bit of a limbo situation for some athletes because of the US connections Rico. but she really Has always taken it to heart and play tennis in those situations and she she rose I never thought she'd get past. which she got past to win. And I think. If you WANNA A. A Sports Ode to joy watcher after she wins the final. Those bums were pretty. Pretty Extraordinary I. think she was in some ways emerging from a sort of fever dream there. You know that she can coming out of bubble finally, Susan a beautiful place there for for ten days. You mentioned the the Rocky Road of the of tennis within the Olympics what what is your view of tennis in the Olympics does it have a place? You Know My. By Old Standards David, I would I would say no because my all standard used to be. Olympics should be the summit. For any athlete, WHO WINS It should be some moment. Should be defining moment of them signing but should be the biggest moment in their career and biggest title they can win. Undeniably s not true for most tennis players when the Olympics. However the way Olympics has gone. That's not true for a lot of people I mean. NBA players or there now playing. You've had Professional Golfers are now involved. So the idea of the sun that. I think is gone now. And in that sort of. Structure and that kind of situation I think tennis definitely has its place. and. Unlike a lot of sports it was they're very early on you know. The singles. Part of the original men's singles anyway was party original modern Olympics in eighteen, ninety, six woman came in in nineteen hundred. So. It's something where I think. It has a history sleep, Shatri the ITF Presidents who was instrumental in getting it back into games played that card obviously. But I was initially resistant Tennis players already had so much. That they had to. Show. Their talents and. So many things to win and it was already a pretty over stuff calendar I. Think it started to change for me when I saw what it meant to. To, Davenport into Agassi and ninety six. tickly Agassi and I think Andrea did a lot to. Bring into the players attention to in the see how much could mean to them and their careers, and he never stopped talking about it afterward. Really either did Lindsey. So this both were I think a little moments for the sports credibility among the player population. And over time I just think it's the it's it's the emotions that generates. Among the players and I, guarantee you that. When these players look back on their careers he's great players like the noodles. and Federer's. Novak reasons might be sad or might be happy in the end. They'll remember the Olympics and an awful lot of content for them to sift through and I think the Olympics will be in that group and therefore. It matters to them to that degree to most of them anyway, but it should matter to us. If we eventually calculating the greatest of all time and they're all very, very similar Grand Slam titles. How important is the Olympics? I think it is I think it's a significant Tiebreaker. If you will I don't I don't think it builds the body of work entirely diving. The body of work is week to week and Grand Slam season to season number one ranking weeks, and also just the overall. Impact on the. Health and wellbeing of tennis, which is agreement for someone like, Senator. end-all at point But I think once you get down to the details should weigh heavily in the details. And I think something like you know Andy Murray having one to back to back singles titles the only person to do that. Stateless anti-tiger category, Guy Stand, but RINCA. WHO's one of the same number of Grand Slam singles titles? I. Think you take somebody like Rossa. Who has won singles and doubles? Gold? T Roger end up on equal footing in some ways. That you wait and graduate won a double goal but has never gotten across the line in singles. Novak for now is a bronze medalist in singles nothing more, and so that's those are I think it should count but I think accounts wanted t tales in the real way to the matter. If we go back over the tennis that you've seen the Olympics over the years and you've covered a lot of them. Now, what stands out the most have you got a personal highlight. Well I think the most extraordinary thing I saw to be honest and obviously does all run together but I think back in the in a flash go what was the thing? Is this kind of blew me away It was hell amazing. Serena. Was In two thousand, twelve London. I mean. That was probably peak Serena. Frankly. She had just gotten through winning Wimbledon. Having come out of the horrible French Open losing in the first round. Rosado and then. Kind of getting advice from Patrick More to for the first time getting that new beliefs. and She just came in. So those Olympics. In the stratosphere and she stayed there and it was just remarkable to watch, it wasn't very suspenseful. For sure. But. But as a feat of athletic achievement. It was certainly a it was certainly. I think at the top. Now if you look at talk about just the matches. The Wimbledon Olympics. In general is extraordinary I think the You know the Murray situation. Winning the Gold Was He can't forget that tickly because Federer obviously beaten at Wimbledon just before. So just the atmosphere in there that day and. That whole approach was. was. Extraordinary and. And I think also out of body as I'm sure you've discussed on the podcasts because you're you're in this place and so familiar and yet look so different and feels so different. Hello bit of people's Monday feel to it for sure. But just the whole way it was wrapped up look different. And Mary, breakthrough there, but not yet having broken through the the one he wanted most was. Subtly Ironic for sure. We on the PODCAST, the three of US none of us have ever covered an Olympics what what is it like as somebody who covers other events overseas regular on the tennis scene? What is it like to cover the Olympics? It feels it feels smaller time in some ways. It feels it feels A. Little. More. Incidents. and. But, it feels a bit like you've just sort of. Reshuffled cars and you're playing a different sort of hand of GIN rummy. If you will you know cause the cards is sort of the same. Some people that are. You know from outside the box coming on the IT F wildcards. And you see you know certain nations would normally have. Dozens of players on the field only get a handful because of the restrictions on national representation but. It's more. The players are just sort of giddy about the difference of it all and and the stories are telling different too because they're talking about the Olympic Village and and getting together with athletes that are. Whether or not the focus. And I remember you know even. In federal talking about this at Olympics. Password. That's the fun part. So then another. You know they're getting how defrauded graphs because we're superstars are also looking around going who there's. You've seen bolts or look over there. You know that's That's Michael Phelps or whatever it is. Those things are. It's fun to see them in that situation. And it makes them feel A really really different I would say and the mixed on different teams know that exists at certain none of the tournaments as a media member. To, see a a big match people coming through the MIC zone afterward often an open air situations were usually a lot of tennis interviewing happens behind closed doors and close rooms and So it's kind of an openness and freshness to it all I would say, but above all is this the tennis, of course. As federal when he was skipping Davis Cup for as many years always said, hey, I represent Switzerland every week. But. Now. Like that they dots. and Davis Cup too because of the fact that it's a teams different. It'd be Olympic should be team event I. Don't know but the fact that it's an individual playing for his nation herniation. Gives it that special vibe and whenever the players tennis her. Feeling, kind of invigorated and fresh. Is Good for the media because you get better material and they're more eager to talk to us, and it's a new set of topics and. All that you can feel. You you must have covid also of stories and you've seen some incredible feats and you must have covered some. Bizarre things the Olympics. What sticks. Well to be honest thing. I. Probably, I've covered fifteen Olympic so for me. Just, I have trouble remembering yesterday yesterday sometimes. Olympics. But I think. Of all the things. Probably the strangest thing in some ways was. Even happen on the right side I mean I was basically. Covering the Olympics in Athens. which is the cradle of the ancient Olympics and Modern Olympics. And Had this. Crazy genius idea to have the the shot put in the original location of the Olympics and Olympia. So we are on Athens. Bus Ride across the hills and we all got up you know middle of the night if I remember in and drove through the nights, get to this site. Or they had set up. In this ancient Olympic ruins. Shop would competition. So we were there all day watching them. Put the shots. In the middle of the original. You know sort of. Arenas of the Olympics with the. Bus and crumbling structures around us and intense heaton crickets chirping, and it was just really a very. Weird and wondrous day made wonder by the fact that a number of the is ended up testing positive later on. But then again, perhaps that's the most apfel to support. This is an impossible question as in really. There's no right or wrong answer to it but is there an Olympic achievement? The you've witnessed the in any sport stands out the most. Well I mean you're talking about it. We talking about Just, numerical achievements. Phelps doing what he's done with the. Multiple gold medals and same. Olympics just the specific required him in terms of the number of races even though something racist tend to resemble each other sometimes. and the justices are are close to go. Why are they having one hundred and a two hundred meters I can't have one. But nonetheless, the way he's backed up and pull that off was extraordinarily to watch the planning and everything else. And to be there for Bolt, breaking records. In Beijing was. Unbelievable to just because the atmosphere in the stadium and he was fresh for him but you know it's really neat sort of the human stories stand out I mean. When I remember was. Really well was nineteen, ninety, six in Atlanta. was. There was a gymnast from Switzerland namely Dunk Wa. who was grew up in China? The intensely communist-era he was kind of. sidelined, blackballed by the Chinese gymnastics ration-, goes a world-class gymnasts. Ended up falling in love with a Swiss. Woman he met him. TNN. Square. Move to Switzerland. And spent five years unable to really do anything at all. So kind of coach Jim because he had to wait for his nationality, it's free modest Jim. And I wanted to the story because he. Started to come. Back. And the guy ended up winning the gold medal. In the in the pommel horse at the Olympics in Atlanta, and it's just to see and see what he had been through to get to that point basically just been completely anonymous sideline for all this time. It's kind of an artisanal way to beat the athletes who were backed by the government that he'd left behind. And see what it meant to him and his wife at the time. Swiss woman he'd met whose name was Esperanza, which means hope and Spanish. It was just A. I was young enough to really be. UNJADED incredibly touched by that and I still am. What they went through to get third of that moment of the odds were against him. That's lovely. Wow. final. One just in terms of the logistics of working these events in what they bring as well. I mean, sometimes in tennis I think well I love the Italian Open in Rome but I hate work and that because it's so difficult because the the organization isn't always what you want it to be. What what do you think is the was the best. Olympics that you covered in terms of which one do you think back? With most of action on. Day I mean to be honest. Now Sydney was great. Because the vibe in the and the Ozzy's natural. Love of sport is you know so well from the Australian Open that was tremendous. But it was quite scattered. Out and around. London was I thought. Extraordinary as well. Very well, run and. Ultimately it made a heck of a in in terms of the locations and venues was extraordinary but but the one I really to be on the spoke to me, the most was probably Is Summer. Olympics was. Was I'll the Athens even though I know Athens was not the best organized I would say, but just in terms the power of the setting. All the history there was tap into his journalists when you're writing about the marathon where they ran. The marathon in the country initially and to be there for. Just. The the connection between the past and the present was really really powerful there and so I think that's the one that I think gets underrated in memory by people the the Games in two thousand, four nathen. Also, you know the sad thing about that of course, is the overspent over organized that you know costume sells a lot of money down the road, a lot of white elephants. But they stretch themselves to limit their to put on a show because of mental out to their culture to show, they could do it. Was a great idea in retrospect. That's for them to say, but the moment itself was was really something. He gives such a great sense Chris Clarry. Doesn't even if the weight of it all. And the history? And the significance. Of the Olympic moments or any moments really. But yeah, just the weight of everything. a great way with words such A. Such a good way sort of unifying look back on our whole Olympics relived experience radio doesn't have to rub it in that. He's covered every single Olympics. A. Bit Of A. Bit of a blow you. Yeah. None of us have ever covered Olympics you've covered all of them. So how's that on sir? Bloody Great Obviously. Yeah, I mean. I did find his answer about. Olympics Tennessee's place in the Olympics very interesting because. I, Don I I didn't see it but. It's disgust as a fixed thing I suppose tennis place in the Olympics, and that's not how. I see it. Personally, I think the argument that it's not the pinnacle of the sport is Fading I. Think There are some players who would be the pinnacle spoke. Okay. Perhaps not the majority. But a heck of a lot more than they would've been. Ten. Years ago. Even more than that would have been twenty years ago and a shovel laid more than they would have been in one, thousand, nine hundred and I think he give it even more time and I think it is possible that you could ted the majority of tennis players talk about Olympic gold as. The Pinnacle of the sport or certainly on an equal facing with the Grand Slams and I do think there are a lot already would put on an equal footing. With the Grand Slams I think tennis is placed in the Olympics is. Evolving still. and I think that line about it not automatically being the pinnacle. Is certainly used by. A lot of people I think outside of tennis who might not think that tennis should be in the Olympics that would be the line that they would go to to justify that reasoning. And I think. I think Chris makes a very good point about how Agassi. Helped push the Olympics you know he didn't. He say that winning a slam is the best thing you can do in tennis but winning, Olympic, gold is the best thing you can do in sport and that such a such a neat summary of the Olympics is weight and significance and I think Venus Williams is also taught so much In glowing terms about her medals compared to her slams and I think the fact that it's become. Suction interesting element of this current men's generation in terms of the Dow Federer and. Your vision terms of WHO's got a gold. Does go one in singles and doubles federal's got one in doubles. But how much does that mean? It's kind of had. It's taken on a bit of a new life I think in that respect as well as part forming part of that conversation. So yeah, I do think it is evolving and I do think it's been eye opening speak to so many medalists as you've done than have. So many of them say that it is the pinnacle of their career even when they've achieved lots of other things as well. So I definitely think it's It's trending in a direction of even greater meaning I. I still look at it as the icing on the cake for tennis player whereas for the other athletes, it is the cake. Those how would you mean? Like that is in, that's how you on their behalf. We think that's how they should feel it. Just how I view it's in the grand scheme of the texture of the spoils. The there's there are a lot more things look Andy. Murray. In the eye until him thoughts just an icing on the cake. Well I think in his particular journey it's different because he he needed that. More. I don't every every Olympic. Relive, relive to artis. Everyone's got their journey and the reason why it's more than just icing on the cake isn't that the point? Well Yeah. But I mean I can only tell you how I view it generally speaking I mean they're all. Individual cases across the board we've talked about them as we've gone along. And an individual will look at the Olympics. More. Favorably in the context decrees than some other players there will be differences. I. Just failed that because of the history of tennis and I think it's the same ing Ingolf more Gulf actually because. Gulf is more recent as an addition to to Olympics. Then tennis is. It's It's got its. Key. Tournaments already it's key. Cornerstones Radio of a what sport is already and the Olympics ans- to that. It's become part of the Olympics whereas track and field. Swimming, they they may have their world championships but everybody you ask no matter what we'll say the Olympics is the pinnacle of their sport. Every single one you will not get anybody who defies that. Whereas that I don't think that will ever be the case in tennis. I think it will be the case for some but you'll. You'd never get that the unity of opinion across the board. So. I'm personally quite happy where it is in terms of viewing it as as this huge wonderful thing that they can add that you cannot onto the sport, but not I don't think some. The Pinnacle. Overall. For. Tennis player know. And never will be. Individually yes. For for certain players. But I just feel like the grand slams have got such history of their own. That I think that that's and because they have them every year that will. Tends to be what? Tennis players look to festival. That's why like what Chris says about? Being tiebreakers is for the in terms of the the grace's fulltime I think he's is absolutely worthy. Elements will be discussing for Alfred since he has got something over those guys. So I think that is significant in that regard. Eight episodes of tennis relive just icing on the cake. Should we from Mary Carillo The temperatures changed in this conversation. Yeah. Should. Let I mean Marie. Corelli, somebody else that can give us some perspective on Tennessee's evolution as an Olympic sport since one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight. Is Talking about The reintroduction of the sport in in one, thousand, nine hundred and how she felt about it then. I was torn in the beginning. I'm no longer torn tennis in the Olympics. I was a bit torn in the beginning because I felt like. We got four majors. You know every year for players. We've got all that. Why do we have to add to the calendar? Why do we have to? Why does why tennis players need gold? Why did they didn't? There's part of me that was of that. Is An Olympic Sport and. There's some parts of me. That believe that we can make it so that it's more of a team event at the Olympics incentive basically just. A draw and they go off you go. You're representing Puerto Rico Monica pleat but you're really not I mean you're there for yourself in there's gotta be a better way I, think I. Hope. But I have I have loved I think we drudge the great so much by Only, the number of majors in the winning, but I think we have to include. Masters titles one longevity of career and Olympics I think I think that at Roger who so badly wants to win Olympic singles and joke of its for whom A. Guy Like that bringing home an Olympic medal to Serbia you know how much that needs to him Rafa only played at Rio and he. was still bad as you might remember in two thousand sixteen but he wanted to play doubles with Marc Lopez and when those two won the gold I mean he did that I mostly the same. Oh, he did it out of French it largely essential. And that. He and Marc. Lopez, win is crazy winning the dubs as fetter involve RINCA did in Beijing in two thousand, eight, I mean these guys were. Just rolling around on the floor together and just going. I think the Olympics. And in my head that Roger, we wanted to win two things this year he wanted to win it. Where we got so close last year and he wanted to win the Olympics, for two out of three on hardcourts I can pull this off that to me, and of course, has got a big Japanese contract. So that would work well at the Tokyo Games I mean. Now that he's going to be crowding forty next year trying to win it, and so we'll Serena and who knows if Venus up, she's been a tremendous. Tennis Olympian. Screwed things up it's it's I. I think this will be a big deal that Tokyo has been look at sympathy at all everything was suspended but. I think. It will change the fortunes of a lot of players who were very much looking forward to the Olympics this summer. Do you have a favorite Olympic tennis memory. I love watching Monica Puig win win in Rio I. Mean it was a real surprise and she had to play she had tough opponents I mean she had to pick away through a very difficult draw so I love watching her do that Andy Obviously Andy. Murray winning. The Olympics at Wimbledon. And that was absolutely magical. Absolutely magical I love that as well. I think I think tennis has really come to understand how important the Olympics is in their calendar. I really think they most of them embrace it a lot of a lot of them wanted to do something and the whole idea being around. Thousands of other tremendous athletes means a lot to. Tennis players as well. Go, Mary. You know he's trust married to bring some. Of Santa Sannoussi. I'm GONNA marry and Chris. Narrating tennis. No rating our lives at. Them to do that sort of an individual. Yeah. To this is the end. Where he just? Picks to relive year. But there are also slightly US Open and the Australian. Often event happens, is it appropriate to relive it? Relieved coming to you next week. That is the tennis girls normally well yes that's true. That's true. How the the Olympics being put back a year possibly more. Let's be honest. It is not a given. The Olympics will go ahead in twenty, twenty one and not itself is is interesting because how much do to play sort of to their season around it when when it's when it is a movable faced still I mean we've had blast breed this. Say that they don't think they'll be able to go ahead in in twenty twenty, one, the likeliness next glastonbury festival will be. Twenty, twenty, two Yeah. How how much of a different complexion does that put on things? I remember when spoke to to Michael Chang for for Olympics relieved to a few weeks ago for for Tennis Rita draw a few weeks ago I. Asked him about how significant the Tokyo Olympics was going to be Kane issue call read this year and and Different Spin. It's constellation or postponement puts on things and he said it was going to be the the main drive this year, the year, the shedule the fitness was going to be building up to Tokyo, and actually he was anxious that that case fitness wouldn't be right for this year and it could end up being a blessing in disguise for him for next year, and that's certainly something. that a complete set as well. You know defending her gold medal is a big deal to her and I I do think she do on one leg if she had to. But it sounded like she didn't think she probably would be physically fit to properly defend this year where she might be in a position to you next year. But then on the other side of the coin you've got. Roger Federer he's going to be. Basically forty. Basically forty into next year. Novak. Djokovic is going to be. Thirty four. Thirty, five, thirty, four, and a half. and. Less of a big deal Serena cause she's already got one, but she's going to be pushing forty two. Yeah I think some of those players may well prioritize. Olympics. Just because of those reasons because it, what it means to them I think there will be some some players that. Given the instability may just decided to shelve it May feel as though they can't be in limbo like that. All right, Olympic. Party pooper either they're. Just shove it. Yeah, real. Eight episodes more wicked joy than you've ever experienced. We've got icing on the cake chauvet. Can I interest you in rounding off our Olympics relived experience with some news of our old friend Matthew Emmons. Which? Now, this is a little late. It should have been in the London twenty twelve addition. Joins US now. Sarah will and he's been doing recent chief. Oh my God if only. He's been doing a research for a fun Olympic facts. She has at the last minute pull the rabbit out of the hat with Matthew Emmons News It doesn't start off brilliantly just just bear with it. Okay. If you recall Matthew. One. That's in when when did his Olympic journey begin? Was it. Met Him in Athens I. Think it was Athens yes. He was hanging on now say he won Golden Sydney in two thousand in two thousand and four. He was defending his gold medal and was on target to retain his title. When he ended up in the final round shooting his opponents talk and coming eighth he went to drown his stories a among the women who had become his wife lovely Then in Beijing in two thousand, eight his his journey continued. He was again leading with a new single shot between him and the gold when his gun went off unexpectedly. So that is where the cliffhanger of the Matthew Emmons Tale ended lost time around in London twenty twelve? WHOA. In twenty, ten math Yeoman's contracted thyroid cancer. He. Then, made a complete recovery in time for the Olympic Games and won bronze in London. Great is that. It doesn't. It doesn't end and the story doesn't end in a very Olympic Away Sarah says he didn't do so well in in twenty-six stay nineteenth I think can seemingly without drama I'm quite happy to just Diana off the olds. Cancer Recovery. Happy and healthy, and still with the wife which we've got no evidence to the contrary Yeah. All Good News for Matthew Evans. Border. On the journey that is he's competed at five Olympics and won gold in the first one. Yeah and still coming back for more and presumably in shooting, he can keep going for donkeys is. Unless his eyesight goes but any he's not old. GIGGLING. Rival soon isn't it bother name? Of Catherine Richardson? I mean shooting I feel like the parrot entry for shooting is lower than for. For horse racing, he's still going is an active rifle shooter. Is there a rifle shooting coast because? This might be the most coverage she's. Sad and while. He is thirty nine years of Eight. Iraq and he's got some good years left in degreed yet. All Eyes on Matthew for the hopefully take twenty twenty, one Olympics. It felt like a fitting way around off our Olympics relived experience. Super. See perv indeed it's been a pleasure fakes. It's been an absolute pleasure. We'll be back with more live tennis to talk about on Monday. We'll be reviewing paloma looking ahead to Lexington. Reports. That plays are in town Lexington I think coca Gulf is doesn't she serena Williams's on away I'm going to be covering that for for prime video if I can remember how to present on the telly that city see fingers crossed for me. So. Yeah. Talk about actual tennis, but it's been a joy to do Olympics well to do all of Tennessee lived but Yeah it'll be back. Don't worry. We're going to be doing US Open relived. A daily. So details coming shortly. Thanks to all of our contributors are interviewees. Eve Eve made this show you really have. 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"So Donald show here on ESPN LA Kirk Morrison hanging out with us. We were just talking about the Lakers current situation. I will give rob credit for this pulling go. There are three candidates. But I do think he should go and get more candidates like go, find more. Okay, for look, you know, this you play professional sports. You get a peek, you get a chance to peek into the way other people do business. Yeah. And I think that for a guy who was a novice let's face it. That's you want as much Intel as possible, don't you? Or you get the peek at someone telling you how they really feel about your young roster right about the guys who you want and how you should construct your roster. Right. How they see your roster because you may say it is one way like, oh, we're doing great. And then they come in and say, yeah, I would trade that guy. Right. He doesn't fit right in. And you're like, wait what? And I was giving you the opinions now that you know, what maybe we are missing out on what we actually have a we actually don't know that we have. Yeah. So Pat Riley was asked that his end of the season press conference if he had any interest in joining the Lakers like flat out now, I'm good Mike is like, you know, I. Respect them over. There. Got a lot of friends over there still. But you know, obviously, I got a lot of love for that place. But nah, I'm I'm I'm here. This is it. Yeah. I think pets pets pets in Miami. And then Bob Myers was asked Golden State like jokingly, I think by money pools, one of the reporters there, and and he kinda just laughed it off. He's like come up. He's like they said, oh, aren't you? Aren't you supposed to be meeting? Jeanie Buss for lunches, I go. Yeah. Yeah. That's got to happen soon. He just kind of laughed it off. Yeah. Now, some people are saying, well, he didn't say, no, man. Listen stop bobbing leaving nowhere. Maybe he knows. He's got a good thing. Going over with the Golden State Warriors. They open a new arena next year. I mean, he's got arguably two of the best players in all of professional Durant leaves. He's still got Steph play and Draymond team on a championship that way too. He's still drafting will right. They still draft. Where all they they still, you know, basically, look his belief that developed McGee could be a player, right? And then all of a sudden that's why if I'm a Laker fan. I would want. Bob Myers because obviously you took javale McGee and like, oh we want. But they also played him ten minutes at night, which is the way you're supposed to play. But still though he they brought him to to some legitimacy Ike. He really contributed to those rights. The Lakers were playing in thirty. And that's the problem. That's where you run into proud. Does have a minutes restriction. Yeah. Yeah. You can only get so many play. And then you're done. Right. Exactly. Because if not like, you know, this you see what happens show so people are turning him down and or not turn them down. But just dismissing the notion that they would even entertain Pat Riley by the third you had a third say tonal, I said, the coaches, the thirsty coaches three coach, which is John money and KYW, but there's only two executives that have been asked about it. And just kind of dismissed it at this point because the Lakers situation is going wackadoo. It'll right now. Yeah, it's a little wackadoo. Doodle? So I don't say vision, let me grab tie gun. What's up? Was going on phones. I'll good yourself. Oh, man. I'm gonna I'm hurting over here. As I make the fan, I'm dying. I get you. I feel it. I know. So let me cut to the chase. So the problem that they the Lakers gone. They're going about it all why would you hire a coach first before you get a press? Right. So if Perico the guy he's going to be our guy put a screw. You need like you said they like guy said he hasn't been in the game. I'm going to understand what this was entitles. His report is not good know, a good strong report as far as what was going home in a mixed with free agencies and so on and so forth. So if he's the guy keenum trust him enough, then we're screwed what they need to do. If I understand that. They wanna start a new you want to start a new so mind, you will be I won't all head Kim some at Jerry West Jerry West when you want to come back to the Lakers, really stand. It was a bad situation act between mansion win the promises, they broke all those or whatever do you want Jerry West, and we won't get you that handsome you bring in Jerry with. Why are they had or interviewing people connected to correct sport tourist power that LeBron if given to the same well, the who are they hiring? That's connected to clutch. Sports in the organization. Oh on these guys. But the business with or has been coached by sort of fragment if that their guy with the bomb which made for half this. But the reality is at this point like look Magic Johnson, Pat Riley became the coaches Magic Johnson wanted him to you know, what I'm saying. If not said would have been the coach for that stuff. I'm not so worried about because you've got a three year maybe only two year window with LeBron James. So you might as well try to make that thing work tie. And thank you so much for the call. But I do think that there's going to be again an emphasis on Jeanie Buss here. Unlike there's been in years past because she is in a situation where there's no longer people to protect her now calling Jerry West, I don't know if that actually would help at this point because Jerry wants to do the daily grind like he's got it real cushy right now, they turn them down before. But he wanted to be a consultant. So I don't think he wants to do this. Right. I don't think he wants to do a daily grind. Correct. And maybe I'm wrong about that. Right. I don't know. I don't know Jerry like that. But the he's got a cushy gig with bomber who's got deep. Deep pockets right deeper pockets than the Lakers. Okay. He does. He's got deeper pockets than geniune and the bus fan. Correct. So he could be the consultant when there's a decision that needs to be made just Hala. It's bomber. It's west. It's Lawrence Frank. It's Michael Wagner. It's doc. The five guys in the room. That's what the Lakers need to do. That's what they do in San Antonio. That's doing Golden State what they do in the at the clippers. That's what they do it every great organization every successful organization in all of sports really for the most part. I mean, yeah, there's the anomaly like New England and Bella check. But for the most part all these other organizations in sports there is a collective group making these decisions, and then somebody would final say in the Lakers don't necessarily have that. And they need to go out and hire somebody who allows them to have that opportunity to sit down and here. Everybody's thoughts before it was his what rob man. Magic in Dini. That's that's the strength. The power structure that we saw what is the new power structure going to look like. And I think this is what if I'm general manager gentlemen, general manager candidate number one. What am I actually getting myself into? That's the number one. How how did gentleman it? You're talking about a president presence our president because he's the general manager Robert around. Right. But as a president can what is my actual job. What am I doing? What do I need to do? And then on top of that. Georgia's the biggest thing for me is at. We look out there right now. And there's it doesn't look good in terms of what we can acquire. So will this organization will this team have the patience to let me do my do diligence do my work because it just right now, George. I'm not saying this year's going to be a another another loss year. But when you look at who can they truly bring in that makes you say, oh, we're back. Yeah. Like magic saying I don't know if I see it there. I I agree. And let me ask you. This is really have about forty seconds in this segment. Are you surprised they haven't come out publicly not genie? Not rob anyone just to tell us. Hey, it's all going to be good. Because I am stunned that they haven't done that. Because the reality is Jeanie Buss was the one sitting there yelling and screaming fake news about all these media reports. Right. But do you know how you if you do perceive it that way? Do you know how you take control of that by putting out your own right narrative? Right. Isn't that the way to do this? I'm just telling you, I am very surprised the way they've handled all of this. I'm surprised as well because but even like magic same, man. Hey, backstabbing stuff was going on. It was to a point where. Hey, you know, I couldn't even tell Jeannie 'cause I didn't want to break her heart. Like, I keep listening to that. Magic Johnson press conference. And it keeps t I just more little nuggets start coming in time. We'll get to people's calls on the Lakers. They want to chime in at eight seven seven seven ten years. I wanna get to Russell Wilson and their stuff another clock ticking. Another Todd Gurley thing has popped up. We'll tell you what that's about stick around. We'll take your calls. Kirk Morrison hanging out Donald show yesterday. So some tweets rolling through I want to get to him real quick, Henry nettles tweets us. He says at Sodano ESPN question. If the league hates the Lakers and is elated by their track record in years who can genie trust among these exempts with better experience. I think the reality is. Yeah, they don't wanna help the Lakers. But if you're being paid by your employer, you're gonna wanna take care of business. What do you think? Like somebody's coming in to be like, you know, like the mole. You know, what I mean like blow it up from within like, no that's not happening once. You got once you've got that contract. Sign on the dotted line. You're on that team. That's the way this works. So yeah, I don't know about that. Air Jefferson tweets, and I get this a lot. So I wanna make sure we get this out in the open right says Mark Jackson. He tweeted you acid on ESPN at Kirk Morrison Mark Jackson's with clutch sports. Why can't he get an interview? I think he's learned lessons Golden State. I do think March get interviews. I'm a fan of Mark's. He's no longer with clutch sports. And it hasn't been for a long time. So I wanna make sure people understand that that that is not the agency that represents him. So that's not the case. And hasn't been for a while. So make sure we get that out there real quick before we get to these calls because we've got a short segment here. So I want to sneak in a lot of stuff. Russell wilson. This time line that him and his agent put out there today, which is midnight Pacific that if they don't get the deal done that they're going to start. I guess thinking about free agency. Yeah. Making think about it. It's a power play is this real. It's real on the last time the Seahawks, San okay? And they gave Russell Wilson. The big deal. I think this time Seattle. They don't get a deal done. Really? Because here's the thing. The way what I would say is if you're gonna pay your quarterback cursed a blow to money too. Then you got to do it for a guy who can make up for the guys that you would be paying if you didn't give him that money. And I think Russell Wilson is a top five quarterback. He's that kind of guy. Yeah. But I I want to do it on my terms. I don't want to do it on your terms which is him saying I want it now April fifteenth when does he a free agent after the season, which they still have the ability to franchise tag him one year and one of the year. So there's still an opportunity for him to get the contract next year. Right. It was well, so I feel like just the way that the NFL is it's it's a power play by him and his agent which they did it last time and the Seahawks. Folded will they do it again where they say precedent again to allow him to continue to keep saying I want my money I went down because he wants to be the highest paid quarterback. He wants the Aaron Rodgers money. You got saying I won't, you know, just nickels and dimes he wants his new contract. And if it's not signed the night, he will not talk or extend after tonight. Understood now Todd Gurley spoke today easy. And Lindsey theory who does a phenomenal job covering the Rams re SPN straight up asked him if he has a degenerative issue with his name. And here's what Gurley said few terms thrown around regarding your knees. People say genitive something said, it's our brightest. Can you confirm? This is any of that true. Is there something that you are calling your name? All I can focus on you know, just doing right now filling pretty good like I said taking the day by day and just trying to get better. Get ready for the next season. He didn't answer the question. No. Maybe we'll scoot. And he was very right to you can't give them they have formation that they want. You know, these other teams will use that against you. Well, other teams will use it against them. And then also too, you know, then people will start to say why wasn't he on the injury report last year? Right. What's going on? You didn't tell him. This is this new information. How long did you? Why don't you getting surgery? So I think the Rams and tiger lily. They've sat down they've talked. They realized that look there is something I think an issue with his knee. But I think it's more so tendonitis, it's more. So he's got an aging knee. I think that they know that his knee is probably a little bit worse than they expect it. So here's what McVeigh said when asked about girlies knee, and how they're going to manage it for us. It's about you know, let's let's make sure that we take an intentional approach that specific to you know, each player kinda like what we've talked about it and Todd is no different. I think that you will see us. You know, really our goal is over the long period of time really until the first game. That's really the timetable that we're operating with how does that specifically affect his workload throughout OTA's into training camp? Those are things that we're going to continue to just monitor his progress. See how he's feeling with that communication from both sides. But but he's a guy that he's in a good place right now. He's feeling good. I know it was good to get back in the building. And he's been here doing some things. So that's really something that you know, as the off season progresses and then as we get into training camp. You know, he's he's a guy that we will continue to monitor. But it's like that with all of our. I mean, whatever. I mean, I don't think it's like this with all your players. He just realizes that they have to go to more of a to back system. It's about load management. Now, we go their from the NBA to the NFL because that's what it is with Todd. It's my low management now. He cannot be the ball carrier. That's going to cure your touch the ball thirty forty times a game. It's just impossible. It's crazy. Let's go to the phones. Rao will is in Venice been holding patient and Rahul. What's up you want to talk about the Lakers? Go ahead. Or hey the deal. The show, man. What's that? I'm a big fan of the show, bro. I'm lacking still thought what I'm hearing about your show. Yes. Yes. Listen, I I completely agree with what you're saying about the Lakers. But you know, what they need to? A president of operations already. If not since rob Pelinka seems to be making all the moves lit. Why don't we choose knee rob Pelinka that president of basketball operations for the Lakers? 'cause if you hire anybody, you're a coach, I we did a new operation we're gonna have almost the same as a Magic Johnson situation going on where you know, you don't the coach not right for the team teams out the pig between the president again right coach as she learned. Right. That's what I was alluding to. When I said that I'm stunned that I hadn't heard from them yet. And whether it's Jeanie or anyone announcing anything at this point that we're good. This is where we're going to go. Dana is on the one ten had south what's up Dana? Hey, George, how are you? I'm great. Thank you for taking my call real quickly. A couple of things I think that it's good that genie is not, you know, speaking publicly right now because if she were then you and myself and others would be tearing her apart about. Wishes planning to do. So I think it's good that. It's quiet right now. I think they are learning their lesson about speaking, you know, before they really have an answer on what direction they're going to go in and then also regarding their coaching staff. I know I'm probably the only person that's going to say this. But I think that they should look at Bernie Bickerstaff senior. He never lost the game coach in the Lakers. I don't even know what would Bernie's doing these days. I know j b unfortunately, got let go, but. Yeah. And then who went thing, I don't mind to go. But I just haven't fat TV. What was on channel two? And I caught it right before the guy that made the putt before tiger one. So when I saw tiger make the punt didn't know that he was actually winning the masters. So I was like, wow. Unbelievable. Sue just wanna masters. They can't. And then last thing I want to say to you the last time I talked to you you on the morning show, and you were holding onto a bottle of guts that you were only going to be using you only gonna drink on rare occasions. Yes, I do I still have we had the last time we had it was about six or seven months ago when my son was born. Come on now tour drink the scotch. They make more sky. No, not this kind this kinds expensive, though is what I'm saying. Like, you know, Dana that that's the thing. They and actually there is a Scott shortage. Which is why prices keep going up on scotch. So they have happy hit you listening to me. And you gotta Dana. Thanks. You can always call whenever you like, I I will tell that story on the other side. I think I'll give that some context. We'll take more calls on people. Plus Puig is back. We hate your friend tweet your friend and kershaw's back to I don't know if you realize I winning. Oh is he in a win today? We'll find out. We'll talk tweet. We'll get back to your calls sonata show. ESPN LA Sanada show you on ESPN LA. Obviously a lot of Lakers talked today. People are fired up about what the hell's going on with the Lakers. Yoshio Puig is back in the house today. That'd be funny SEM. Yep. And kershaw's pitching. I got some Kershaw stuff. I want to throw your way here in a second to but Puig by the. At our late to press. Stay on brand. You know, what I'm saying staying on brand because you know, doing his thing man good friend, I winning. So we'll get to get a second. But the story that Dana was telling Kirk the caller who called earlier on the one ten. So I told the story when I was on the morning show. We we kinda debated the merits of this that I've got a special bottle of scotch. Okay. All right. That you know, he's old. And when I bought it wasn't cheap. And it's it's not cheap. Still like, you know, there is a scotch shortage. And there is I've read this. And that's why prices have scotch have gone up over the last couple of years because they're they're the demand has gotten higher for scotch. All of a sudden has become more of a thing. And that has kind of changed stuff. So I don't I this bottle of scotch is expensive. So I'm like, okay. I got a regular bottle of scotch that I can drink when I want to drink just for fun and with people come over. But this was for special occasions. I bought it. Because when my daughter was born almost five years ago, I bought and I said, you know, wanted to celebrate their at the hospital with my close, friends and my family, and we had some drinks or whatever. And then I figured well, you know, we'll do it like special events, you know. So I went now this bottle was in Miami. And my place a Miami, which I rent out on occasion to people this older couple from Venezuela seventy year old couple, right? But they've got some family that also live in my building. So I went, and I knew how much was it. You know, how much was left in the bottle because I took a picture of. Right. Just in case, right? And I when I came back to grab it because it's in a case. And I put it in my luggage. And I brought it back. I noticed that. There was at least a couple of floors missing. And I took a second because I looked at the other picture. I'm like this. Don't look, right. And I went back to the picture. So I'm like the people I rented it to I believe it wasn't. I don't believe it was the old folks. Okay. I think it was the the daughter's boyfriend who also lives a her who said, ooh, this is some nice stuff thanking to notice and they took a couple of pours. But either way I had some recently when my son was born so but I feel like again, I I will buy good scotch to drink. My friends. This is like a different level of good Scott that was that close to that. What is it that that Louis thirteen kind of cognac, right? You know what I'm saying? That that one bottle that you know, you don't bring out all to. All right. This for special K K, this that bottled us at the top is is a little dusty. Yeah. Those that move right exit hit an Exo rally that thing is up there. And you got to go up there with the duster ram dusty moth because it ain't being moved. Right. And that's it. I don't think I maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there's people out there who don't do that. Like, there are a couple of bottles of wine to in my house that you know, they're not super-duper expensive. But they're expensive. Right. Michael Tom Thompson who can just roll out two hundred dollars bottles of wine every day, you know, and just drink them. Like, it's going out of style. I ain't got that kind of cut kind of cash. You know what I'm saying? But so those kind of bottles I put away too. It's like that's the good stuff. You know what I'm saying? Yeah. And it don't mean I can't bust out of forty or fifty dollar bottle of wine friends are over I'll go buy one. But I don't. Yeah. I've just depends on the moment. You know what? I mean. Like, that's kind of the way. I look at it. I think that the. Alcohol is based on tiers of moments for me. Am I crazy or no, you're right? You're right. I got I got a bottle of Hennessy George. Yeah. So Jacob Ronnie's texting me. Oh, and he wants to know what's the brand of scotch. Well, the scotch. I'm talking about is the one that that's special occasions macallan twenty five. Prio bottle, right? Yeah. See, I know it's. But now we have little children who is locked up. Well, because that if someone knocks it over, and it spills, like, I, you know, or breaks like, no, I can't mess around with that. So I'd bottles locked up somewhere. But yeah. But that's that's just kind of the deal. I mean, everyone I think has that one special bottle, right? Oh, you keep that under wraps somewhere. I got some. I just kinda just put them away. I got to bring him back out the door, and I got a bottle of Hennessy that I know a lot of people don't I bought it over in Russia and people seeing Hennessy. It actually comes in a bible. Yeah. Hennessy l live. Okay. I gotta show you because I if I tell my buddy, I still got it. He might me. You still got that bottle? So yeah, I bought it. And it was to your point George, and I think we have to have a different mindset going forward, George, right? If we see something we like, and we know we're going to keep it. We have to buy to George. You just can't buy one anymore. You gotta buy two because I remember I bought one. I wanted to buy to my wife told me, you're not going to spend all. Money on a bottle of liquor, and I was like for real. And she she never tells me, and she was like adamant she was like man, you can't spend that kind of money on on two bottles of liquor, and I'm like, but this is good special liquor, and she's like, no one and I'm like fine. And to this day, I still give her grief for not by two bottles because it was way cheaper. When I bought it five years ago than it is now I should have bought two. I'm you I never even tasted this Hennessy. I stopped giving over that. And I should have been able to buy to soi can drink one and realize what it tastes like. So when I opened his bottle, whenever I I don't know what I'm gonna open it. But I just know that. Yeah. It's going to be what I should've already tasted. All right. Exactly. So have you seen this story about Clayton Kershaw? It was in on ESPN today, and it talked about how Kershaw. Needs to trust his changeup that it's not a pitches. Utilized all that often throughout his career. But basically the story the reason he's going to change up is kind of some stuff you and I talked about a couple of weeks ago. We're now he's going to have to pitch. Yeah. He he doesn't have the stuff to blow by people regularly anymore. Right. So he's going to have to become craftier and be more of a cerebral pitcher. And he talks about how stubborn he's been about developing those pitches, but he's been working on it in these rehab starts, and he feels confident that that's going to kinda give him an edge that he may not have had before. And look sometimes that happens with injury guys have to go to the well where they're not used to going to. And they, you know, mind, some water out of that particular. Well, then they never thought was going to be able to of sprout some water for them die. I get it. He has to have a different set of pitches now because he like he's not going to overpower you with his stuff anymore. Right. So he does have to start pitching. I think I saw Tom glavin go through that in his career. Always mitch. I just love the Atlanta Braves pitchers of back in the day because they all had overpowering stuff. But then they all learned how to pitch in hit spots and things like that. And I think Clayton Kershaw. That's what tonight is how how many do you think? Tonight is he on a pitch count tonight against his years. I can double check real quick. But I don't know that off the top of my head. Let me grab Andre real quick on the seven ten who's been holding patient. He would up Andre. Thanks for taking of user. Good job. Man. Thank you. Chris. Let me point one is I really feel like genie was oh, Laker fans. The with the chaos that ensued last week to Immelt. I think earlier this to announce a direction the kosher that searching is fine. But, but you need to to because you go in the direction of we're going to go all in on the bronze for these three years, by the way, people just saying maybe three Hindu another last year when he's eighteen years in a league of forty million dollars. So let's stop. Let's fair. That's fair. That's fair. That's fair. You know, you're not going to met up, bro. But, but the thing is is that they're going gonna go that direction and build veterans around them or they're going to build a young guys and have them grow up and maybe sprinkle in one free agent, and that's a different coach. Right. It wanted to wonder actually wants the other day when in Walton gave it away. So now, you're going to go with the veteran guy, which means they're going to trade for Davis. You know? And and and that's fine. If they got Griffin in there as I Griffin is in there to help, you know, he looked on us boy. And I think he'd go make the trade for Anthony Davis. I'll tell you this. He's going to get. We've had him on the show, and he's talked about how the Lakers screwed that. Anthony Davis thing up, and he loves Brandon Ingram. Now the question is, you know, his Brandon Ingram healthy health. You're going to be healthy. You know, he's had a medical scare. So I think that that plays a role in a two I we'll continue this discussion. We've actually got some Laker stuff in trending some dodger stuff in trendy and some breaking news in the NBA. Stick around for that. What's trending is next sonata show here at ESPN LA Kirk Morrison hanging out with us. Thank you for joining us on a Monday. We always appreciate you guys hanging out. Thank you, sir. For being here on a Morrison, Monday a serve. Yes, sir. Because ready. Yes, sir. So we we've learned that Kirk cried, I almost cry. We almost all cried watching tiger. Misty. Sti we learned that Puig got here late today. I winning shocker the act the aqueducts were were field. But nothing was relieved that the the the the doors stay close. Right. But the but the Akwa ducts were photo. Yeah. Am is. All right. So let's get to what's hot. What's out there right now? What's trending is brought to us by friends of the dudes brewing company five tasting rooms in southern California torn Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Huntington beach at Thousand Oaks store beer from the source. Learn more about the dudes brewing company by visiting their website. The dudes brew dot com. First story, we were just talking about tiger and the masters the ratings are in Kirk and they were down this year because of the earlier star time. Yeah. So the masters last year did an eight point seven rating and this year did a seven point seven rating. So down eleven percent. They peaked at a twelve rating obviously late in the broadcast between two and three o'clock when it all kind of unfolded, right? But yeah, not great from a ratings perspective now that was out of their control. There was a weather situation that was coming up. So that became kind of a challenge also was game of thrones day to binge watching it, you know, before it season premier came on me. That you want to tell yourself fun to watch game of thrones. Speaking of game of thrones, y'all better turnabout turn the mics off right now. I'm just gonna tell you how many people watch. Okay. All right. Don't tell guy never seen an episode blessing four episodes, you still working on that Matt still. I mean, we're in the last season already dog. I feel like I can still get caught up before the last episode. I'll watch it when everybody refresh 'cause. Two weeks, then or like, two months. Yeah. That's perfect. My wife was telling me now I watched last night because she's all caught up caught up by go watch some other ones. Now. Just because I'm missing something and say, I don't want to be that way. Yeah. I want to let that thing. Just go seamlessly transition right into see you had a chance they had a marathon HBO the last couple of last week or so so so so there's that show up. Let me tell you how many people watch game of thrones seventeen point four million people watched HBO last night while seventeen point four million on the. I just HBO 'cause I know we got the app. Yeah. H B O R HBO al-. They combine not a lot of people that's more than they give for anything. Sounds like they need to add another season. No. So big some spin offs. Oh, well, they'll be a prequel free. Cool. I heard there's going to be a prequel guy. So next we go to Jackie Robinson day. Now. Today's Jackie Robinson day. I heard John Ireland earlier as I was driving in talking about watching the movie forty two with Chadwick bozeman. It's a phenomenal movie. If you haven't got a chance to watch it, but you know, Jackie Robinson ban. I mean today is one of those days in baseball where we reflect upon how important he was not just to baseball, but just to society in general and deservedly, so and of course, there's a lot of local ties to Jackie. Yeah. The UCLA ties are one of them. Jackie Robinson field. Right over Pasadena everywhere. I mean Jackie Robinson field number forty two very iconic number. No one can ever wear that number again in baseball and memorial. Noverre was the last person nothing to where that number because he was the last one to wear and then it was retired and is no longer, but. Always a special day to see all the big leaguers, we're at forty two. And the reason why baseball holding their traditional with that which I love, right? It is taxed as well. Today. April fifteenth is not just Robbins day. It's tax day to everyone get their taxes. And if you didn't you can file an extension. You still have 'til midnight tonight to file an extension, and then you can worry about it on October fifteen I try to get my taxes done way early. Right. I don't know about you. I don't know you handle that. But I try to get it done in like February. Yeah. Earliest possible that what you get that. Check back. May. You know what? I mean, you get that. Check back. You feeling good? All you you. You know, when you start seeing people start going on vacation. Yeah. They've got back aren't going up by buying car. Holding up a new whips? Oh, yes. You're listening to get the extension if you haven't because don't play with Uncle Sam no mandate. Come after you. Oh, no, sir. Not mess around with them. Not worth it. Yeah. We've got some breaking news here in the last hour or so or right after we started the show Zion. Williamson has announced I just want to say, thank you. Thank you for making. This Caesar a dream for me, hoping God, coach, K assistant coaches families. TV's auto friends, I've made it to you for making this year the base year of my life. I don't think I can put it in the words when I was special. This year was for brotherhood is incredible is being aren't there and Cameron everything about this team was special and learn from coach K was special. He taught me so much by the game of basketball and one year the yard made me sit back and go out. I don't I didn't know anything my mom. My mom has been there since day one. She's taught me everything darn I wouldn't be in this situation. She sacrifice. I so much for me to be here is what to say, I love you mom brought up as a kid. I never thought I would have the opportunity to play to play for coach case, let alone have a chance of getting drafted. So I will pursue my next dream and declare for the two thousand eighteen NBA drafts. Thank you. The issue of my life. I mean, why did you what that that was like the most obvious thing ever, exactly? Okay. I will say that. He's he's a likable kid, man. I love that kid. I mean the way he plays. He plays hard. He's good teammate. It just I love him. Like, I got a man crush on Zaire Williams. He's humble the guy came in with the spotlight a hard. When you've got that spotlight. We were Aaron his games on in ice cream high school. Yeah. And in the whole AAU circuit. Yeah. Just watching his following. I said Duke needed Zion and Zion needed Duke. They both worked. Yeah. And look, I know for another day another discussion. But you know, I think the NBA they're gonna figure this thing out with a one and done rule. But when I look at guys like Zion, and what the one in done ruled did for him and just his market marketing ability, George like, I would tell guys that go to school for one year. If they there's some guys who look exceptional talent. Yes, they go to the NBA. Not everybody's Kobe. Lebron who else can we throw an air the great high school players like, Kevin Garnett? But there's some kids that they go to school for one year and just just. Learn how to play with other teammates how to do things on your own because going straight from people understand the Gordon straight from high school to the NBA. Like, you gotta be a man, it's NATO money's gonna help you along the way. So the shot design man, I'm happy for you. Now, it just comes down to and George. I think you could find this day win is lottery day is usually what in the NBA finals is that is that correct? Mike lottery day like the day the ping pong ball may fourteenth may fourteenth. So yeah, we've got about a month away about a month away before we find out where Zion will be going a month away. Right. Pretty much speaking of going and coming Charles bug lays asking for LeBron James to come on down us. It just before America. This is the last time LeBron James come into the studio. You ain't got nothing to do. We all started yesterday. You got free time. You got to pick a coach on a general manager. You've got he's speaking out. Don't you gotta pick a just put that on the back burner? I'm speaking on behalf. I'm begging on the has Ernie Kenny which which side are you going to sit on? In the middle here. Way. Wait here. It is. Wait, let let me play got you. Right. He brought can we get like a like a car book out here? We we we need that game of thrones chair. And I'll tell you when we go get that game of thrones. Lebron how about this? You don't even have to stay. You can leave at halftime the second game. No, no, no. He's got post go. He got good. That thing to do this show. Yeah. Earned is it the time when we really get it just like we have regular meter and kidnapping, you don't matter. You can leave have. Oh, no. No, we'll do this late night on a night when two seven and nine thirty. Yes. Yeah. We're on the raw chug his begging you like I say, you ain't got nothing to do. Hey, listen, you can pick up coach, Geno Maja later down allow you. We can help you do it. We can help you out come on. We can help you pick out. A check knows because he was a joy to coach. Kennedy's been interviewing for coach jockey loud company is so come on in the Brown. Lebron has tweeted that. Hey, chuck. I am doing a lot of stuff. There's a lot of stuff going on. But maybe I will come in studios. I think he will. I think at some point he will because I mean, this is the second time in LeBron's career that he's missed the playoffs. And so I think it will be cool to have LeBron up there. Just to hear what he has to say. Because like you mentioned, we never got that Exeter view. Right, right. We never got that exit. Well, technically, we got the Jim hill interview Monday night, and which was very strategic. Remember how you told me how LeBron speaks in code? Yup. Where he had both knees getting iced. In the Lakers facilities. They all. Thank you. Lebron for giving us the time. And and I see you knees and doing all as oh, yeah. He's slick SCU bra eating plan that many minutes, man. Yeah. Yeah. So I think you should go on. I think it'd be great. Because like you said he hasn't done the exit interview. And we have a situation where Chuck's going to push him checks can ask those questions, and they're gonna they're gonna get. They get silly late at night. Okay. Two thirty in the morning on the east. Yeah. They get silly at two in the morning. I don't know that the best part of the NBA on TNT is the post game post game. And that's why Kenny said, no, he's got to do the whole show is that's when the nitty gritty really happened because the games are done. They got about thirty or forty minutes to just mess around a little bit and really get into some stuff. So I actually think he should do it. I think it'd be great. Do you think LeBron would rather do it after they hire coach for the Lakers doesn't matter? I don't think it matters. I think I'd rather do it the earlier the better because. At least right now. He can just say, hey, what he's focusing on isn't that? Instead of people going to ask him that question. What is your relationship like with Juwan Howard with money Williams? Right. You know, or you know with Thai Lou. Yeah. Why is it different? Now. What Ty Lou would know say Cleveland sure, I'll say who do you want to coach because we know that's all that matters. Anyway, that's exactly I was gonna ask you to which is great. Now, we tried to text Charles, but Charles is working, man. Like this show is not going to be good conducive for Charles to come on. Because he's on. He's on the air at this time on right now games on the day. Yeah. So let's go to the NFL. Carson Wentz says the strikes stress fracture that he dealt with is still healing Kirk. Did the eagles make a mistake here? No they had to. I mean, just they you can't have two quarterbacks me roster and in terms of what they're making. I mean that position alone was probably going to be worth about thirty five million dollars for that team is is to. Much. Carson Wentz Dylan his rookie deal. I think that works better than they feel that he's gonna make a full recovery. Look right now him still recovering. They're not doing anything. This is phase one of the offseason program. So all they're doing is just run around lifting weights, and you know, doing meetings here and there, right? And as this off season does go along then you wanna see how heats a, but they did sign or he signed Nate's suit fail or Sut felt their backup quarterback. Right. You signed his RFA his restricted free agent tender today. So he'll probably get a bunch of the work this this this off season because you know, he goes down main course Lintz, and then all of a sudden get ready for Nate Sud v show. I told you earlier, and we'll have it here again and trendy before we get outta here that yes yo- Puig was back today. And he was an hour late for his press conference. I winning you know, he's doing his thing his way, and that doesn't change the guys in Cincinnati say they love him right now. The media guys. I love him right now. The players love him. It is a contract year. I would have liked for them to have kept him in a contract year. And we can kind of dive into that little further later, but there is some more good news. You know, who's in in the house to see y'all COPD today Dodger Stadium, give me a hint actor performer, one of the greatest performers in the history of southern California. Oh, wow. Performers. Wow. Have they performed at the form? No, they have performed at Dodger Stadium though. A lot of times one of the greatest storytellers, right? Yeah. He's also a great song that guy got guy Vincent VIN scully's in the house today to see us you understated league, your friend. Yeah. That'd be funny. SEAL Los Angeles Vinnie. Give him the name, the the wild hor wild worship. Yeah. Vincent Scully go so VIN is in the house today to watch. Yes. Yeah. That's what's trending. Brought to us by friends at the dudes brewing company will five tasting rooms in southern California towards Santa Monica. Santa Clarita Huntington beach in Thousand Oaks daughter beer from the source. Visit the website the dudes brewed dot com code up next Bill Plaski win in on the Lakers today. 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Can 'Roma' become the first foreign film to win best picture?

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Can 'Roma' become the first foreign film to win best picture?

"From the Mon broadcast center at KP P. See this is the frame, I'm John horn. Today's show we break down the good the bad and the ugly and the Academy Award nominations, then the actresses Alphonso Korans movie Roma both received Oscar nominations today. They discuss bringing the characters to life and the unusual addition process. They went through I had to sit down and talk about my life. How my childhood was who where my parents not really about my job or my life as an actress with my life as a person and Black Panthers. Oscar-nominated production designer Hannah beaker is the first African American nominated and her category. All that after this break. There are a few different ways to look at the Academy Award nominations which were announced earlier today. There's the average movie goers view, there's the academy voters view, the Oscar bloggers view. But right now, we're going to get a film critics view. Claudia Puig is the president of the L A film critics association. She's also a frequent guest on KPCC's film week when she came by the studio today, I asked her which films she loved and which ones were nominated that. She thought didn't really pass muster. I am team Roma all the way. So I am thrilled to see the amount of nominations at Roma. God so that kind of mitigate some of my disappointments, but leave no trace, I thought was a wonderful film. It actually has a hundred percent rotten tomatoes. Everybody has loved the film those who have seen it. The problem is very few have seen it. So that's one that I felt was left off at least four screened nominations at all no for director and the same for first reformed. It did get some nominations. But I think Ethan Hawke spur. Was certainly worthy. Worthier than say Bradley Cooper's performance for a star is born. I personally think Brahimi and rhapsody and green book did not belong to the best pitcher listed at all. I'm not surprised. But there were a lot of there were smaller films and films that were worthy that that got overlooked. As happens every year Roma has gotten a lot of critical attention, and it's one a lot of awards, including the top prize from the L A film, critics, but it also has been criticised recently. There's a recent piece in the LA review of books by filmmaker and critic scout to foia up, and he said the movie to his mind, quote is made to appease the ruling class fawning in its praise of power. You're shaking your head. Don't agree. I don't agree. And you know, I'm Mexican and so this is a picture that's near and dear to my heart. I lived in Mexico in the nineteen seventies. This brings back a lot of powerful memories. He's not saying it's okay to have her be on the outside of the family. He's pointing out that while she was regarded as a family member in some instances in some instances. She's. On the outside. And I think that comes through loud and clear, I don't think it's appeasing anybody's sort of white guilt at all. And I think he's not maybe seeing it for the full film that it is. And then you also have the student demonstrations are so much more going on. But this was his life. He's telling you how it happened in his middle class existence. And he's not necessarily saying that this was a good thing. He's just saying this is this was someone that I loved and this is how she was treated about green book. Now, I actually really liked green book, I understand some of the criticisms of the film. But it also seems that the conversation about green book right now is not as much about the movie, but about the filmmakers about what Peter fairly has done in the past. He co wrote and directed the film about Nick Villalonga who co wrote and co produced the film have said in the past do those issues way on your mind, are you able to judge the movie for the movie itself or those things start to cloud your opinion of it? Because I understand how a lot of people are affected by what's happened outside of the film. Yes. I understand that too. I'm able to judge it. I didn't even know some of the stuff back when I first saw the film, which was, you know, many months ago back when a lot of Assad Toronto and early film festivals. And I still felt this movie was was lacking and borderline races the fried chicken scene. I found just Winston do. Sing teaching, you know, a black musician about black music, also and just in general, I found it to be kind of a sitcom -i formulaic film. So yes now that we know this stuff that doesn't help. But I think we I think for the most part critics do try to divorce all that. I think in this case, it's not that hard to judge the film by itself. No, the academy has made a very concerted effort to lower the average age of its voters and diversify its membership. And I think there are a couple of places where I saw that in action. And I think there's no better example than the documentary feature race most of the pundits that I pay attention to not only said won't you be my neighbor. The Fred Rogers documentary was going to be nominated, but w-. Was the favourite to win the documentary feature. Oscar was not nominated, and I think who knows what was in its place. But I'm going to talk about a movie that was nominated minding the gap very personal very small very interesting documentary about masculinity kind of about skateboarding either. As a fascinating film does not strike me as a classic Oscar documentary feature and yet here it is in the in the race. Absolutely. I think you're absolutely right. That that is where we see the younger more diverse population of new academy members really striking a powerful cord. I think minding the gap is a wonderful film. And I'm really happy to see it in there. I I also thought that won't you be. My neighbor was a really good film. And I would have liked to seen it in there. But it's about a way a surrogate family that's formed through these. These skateboarding connection of young men whose name either regular families are rather dysfunctional. So they form the this family, and it's almost ten generally about skateboarding. Although there's some great skateboarding scene. So I'm really happy to see it in there. And I'm really happy. I think maybe. Elliott's up at UCLA in there too is a site of younger more diverse. You know, as best actress younger more diverse members, and you know, having publ public house-key in there as opposed to Bradley Cooper. I think Trump cold. Trump cold worker, directing Cold War. I think there's a there's some definite signs that we have a different academy now. But even we look more closely at say the directing race, there's not a woman among the director nominees, and if you look at the actor actress supporting actress supporting actress race in every category, there was a person of color, but it doesn't feel why great strides are being made. You talked about y'all eats operates yo from Roma Regina king from veal streak could talk was nominated. But the film itself was not for best picture. So where do you see the shortcomings from your perspective in the nominations about? How the academy still has some work to be done in recognizing a broader spectrum of filmmaking. Definitely there's still work to be done. And you're right. It's almost could feel. I mean, these are all worthy performances the one person of color in each category. But we certainly needed more Michael Jordan, for instance, in Black Panther, John. David Washington would have also been worthy. So you know, there's some other folks in there too. And I think that Debra Granik for directing leave no trace should have been in there. Tim. Laura Jenkins for private life should have also been in there. There's you know, some definite omissions there. It's still a white male dominated list of of nominees still white male dominated academy, and that's changing but not fast enough quadruple. You is the president of the LA film critics association. You will hear very often as a film week critic on air talk. Claudia great to see you. Thanks for coming in to see you too. Thank you for having. Coming up the Oscar nominated actresses from Roma. Yuliya operates yo received an Oscar nomination this morning as the lead actress in Roma and her path to this moment is quite a story. A couple of years ago, she had just received her teaching degree when her sister convinced her to audition for a movie, even though she'd never done any acting. Meanwhile, Marino data VERA, an accomplished actress in Mexican cinema. Also addition for the same film over months. Both women went through a semi mysterious casting process before they were asked to play the key women, and I'll funds o Korans childhood memoir. Roma data VERA who also earned an Oscar nomination today for best supporting actress plays so FIA based on Korans mother Aparicio plays Clayoquot based on his childhood. Nanny, I spoke with both actresses at the telluride film festival last September where Roma had its US premier. There were joined by y'all litas interpreter Gabriela mortga we'll start with marina data. Vera descr. Driving her audition process. Well, let's called for an addition for a movie, and they didn't tell me who the director was. And it was not an addition like any other because the only thing I had to sit down and talk about my life. Whatever I wanted to say about my life. How my childhood was who were my parents not really about my job or my life as an actress. But most my life as a person, and then I didn't hear about them like for months and then one day, they call me, they wouldn't see me again. I still didn't know who the director was. And then I went again, they gave me a little scene and to memorize writing in that moment, I did it. And in the end, they told me it was a movie that was going to be directed by phone. So my heart release stopped there. And they told me that they were gonna if they call me before twelve at night, I will be meeting on phone. So the next day, and they didn't call I wouldn't be meeting Alphonse on the next day. So I was like really anxious trying not to look at the phone at all to see the. What our it was. And then it was twelve foot nine and they haven't called. So I said, okay, but ten minutes later they called. So I got to meet Alfonso the next day, and we worked on a scene, and then I didn't hear again them for one month. And then one day, they call me again that they were going to take pictures of me with some clothes. So I went there, and that's the Majella TSA. She was there. They left us together for a long time. We we had a conversation. And then they started were putting close enough they can pictures and at the end of that session phone so that with the two of us, and he said that he wanted to him by to both of us to a movie that was very special for him. And that he hoped it we had the time to do it. And that we were able and happy to do it. And well, it was really a moment. I will never forget, you're always unlike Reno you hadn't done a lot of acting. How did you find out about this movie? What was? First contact from Honda car own about being in Roma. Badminton OI chill. Another by Sydney. Joyce to the Barack Bossio Nina list slide never done anything in the movie industry before at all. Actually, I've never studied to become an actress anything at all. I just graduated to become a teacher. There were I leave in Lahia going or Hakka. Actually, I went to the casting because my sister wanted to know what a casting was all about. But I didn't have a clue and I just went and once I was there after I did what they told me. They said, okay eve, we like, what did we will call you? We'll keep in touch then they called me. And I was supposed to go to a hacker to the capital of the state. But my parents said no way, we don't trust this people. We don't know. They are. We don't know. What purpose you're not going? And well, then finally, my mom says, okay? I'll go with you. She went with me after that, they called me and asked me to go to Mexico, my parents against that no way. But of Indiana, again, my mom, they they were allowed me to bring my mom with me. And I did and I didn't have a clue who Alfonso Cuaron. John was not a clue. So I started looking up him on the internet. But just the pictures. I just saw the pictures. Once I got to the casting place. I did the Castano whether the casting process, and what I liked is that he spoke to me as if he'd known me from longtime ago, so I trusted, and he asked me to have peace of mind and to take it easy. And he said just to what you really too. And that was my casting process, you'll eat, even if you didn't know who Affonso Koran was did, you know, who your co star was had you ever seen any of her acting. And you remember the first time that you met her in making this movie, Dan, Poca, Connor they yet Nuttal. I guess I'm kind of far from all this lap Remus K. So the first time I saw her, and I met her was a right at the casting place. And well, I was told I was going to be there for my last test of the casting. And so I was there and I was expecting. Maybe we see arriving girls that will look like me. But instead I saw her arriving and as you can see she's beautiful. She's tall. She's white skin. And she's thin. And I didn't have a clue who she was. But we're graded each other. Then we were left there alone for a while. And we started chatting about where we were from and whatever I don't really know if that was a strategy of Alfonso quite onto find out on our chemistry or anything. But that how it happened. This is a movie that is very personal too often, though Corum and his childhood and his growing up and yet both of you as actors have experiences that in some ways are very familiar to what funds are went through. So how much of your own story of your own history? Were you able to bring to the character? Even though it's based on people that Affonso new himself. Very well. Well, quite a lot, and I started discovering this. While I was playing Sophia and during the filming process, I was born in the early seventies. And in the early eighties. My mother went to a similar process Sophia in a society, quite the same. In a moment in were for a woman to be left by her husband was like really hard. All these started coming to me while I was playing Sofia memories started arriving, and I had to go to a process of my own childhood. What I was filming remembering the day. My father lived the day. They told us when my I have a brother and a sister and the day. My mother told us that he was leaving. And so at the end, I think that as as this is really personnel for our phone, so, but in some way, it's it gets really personal to all the people that were involved and to the people that see the film Seattle is my belly. Mapelli personnel. Leeann pedal, located Muslim is happily cola apostle in Muccio sagas. Well is true. This is very very personal Maury for Afonso. But what he shows in this what he shows us in this movie has happened in many many households many homes like mine. My case is similar in. This case, my mom that is the example, I'll always follow. She is very alike to the nanny that I play. She also takes care of her own family, but she takes care of that family, and they feel they are then family, and she takes care of the children just as she would take care of us the same way. Now, speaking about where the scene where the baby situation happens. Well, I went through something very similar because of my my SIS. Situation. Thanks god. My nephew is fine. But the process was very very tough. And I did go through something exactly. Like that. You're sure go ahead. The here. The magical thing is that. I don't think Alfonso really knew about all this personnel. References because they didn't ask us that during the addition process, your these this movie is set at a time when there are a lot of things that are going badly in Mexico. The PR the PR PRI government is cracking down on dissidents. There's protests where protesters are being massacred. And there are a lot of people from states like Oaxaca who coming into Mexico City to work in homes as domestic workers, even though you weren't alive in that period of Mexican history. How has Mexico change for the better or how is it remained the same in terms of problems with class and? And people with money taking away land from people who don't have money. This when STA Joe KC Cain, Wata, Miano mutual. I believe it has not changed a lot. I can say that still today we continue to suffer. According to our gender, according to the color of our skin, according to the social class because that determines who you are. What is the play? You're supposed to be in. And the opportunities you're given congress spectacular. They last Theoreste. Now, speaking about the land situation, it's the same still today. And this is because there's people who do not know their own rights. They don't know how to take care of their land. And we have this politicians at least in my community. Normally those who come and take these lands our politicians, and the sad part is they come and take the land to destroy while the people of my community would like to protect nature that they have in their lands Brenner, y'all. It's Gabriela thank you so much for coming on the show. Thank you beautiful interview, which has. Coming up the production designer who made history with today's Academy Award nominations. Southern California the home of Hollywood dodgers Disneyland sometimes it feels like paradise. But any second now that could change because a big earthquake is coming. This will happen. There's no likelihood of it not happening. We are not stopping plate tectonics when the earthquake hits our world will be shaken. So what can you do to prepare? I'm Jacob Margolis host of KPCC's new podcast the big one your survival guide. Listen an apple podcasts. Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn some Oscars history was made today. Hannah cler became the first African American ever to be nominated for production design be clear worked on Barry Jenkins Oscar winning movie moonlight. She also was a production designer on the film that accompanied beyond say's album lemonade before that run of high profile projects be clear worked in horror films and commercials. But it was the independent drama fruitvale. Stay. Directed by. Ryan Kugler that was a pivotal point in her career her collaboration with Kugler continued in creed. And with Black Panther. I spoke with declerk before the marvel superhero movie was released last year because we talked about the challenges and opportunities in designing the world of conduct. But she started by telling me about a key piece of advice that she received from a colleague that's got some time ago from wind Thomas who is the designer on. He's a mentor mind and the designer on Hidden Figures. Right. Yep. Spank lease designer and he had sent to me. I was in a place where I felt like I was in a ride, and I wasn't really moving forward and my career this is before Vail. I he called me. And he said, you know, if you don't connect with a script, don't do it. You know when you're coming up. You just went to work work work to get the experience. You don't really say no to anything 'cause you want everything. And. Yeah, funny. You say that because I looked up some early credits of yours. And here's some of them where strippers go to die. You're the set decorating consultant it look like a murder as a short film set in a strip club Corentin too. I miss quarantine wine quarantine to terminal which was a hard movie set inside an airplane. And then a movie called the husk which looked like a kind of children of the corn nocco. So is that the period where a gig is a gig. I mean are those jobs that actually you get some experience out of? Absolutely. I got a lot of experience built my resume on that. And got an experienced came from understanding, the logistics understanding the business side, and then also when you're doing a low budget independent horror film, you really get to play with your what your ability is creatively. So I kind of used it as a platform at learning platform for myself. And then that I time I talked to win which was sort of after the husk and fertile ground and worst prominent ver- and those type of films. And he said that to me and anything get an agent first script, they gave me was fruitvale station with Ryan Kugler, right? And I read the script and that what he what win had said to me just really resonated because they just connected instantly with that script, and I I called the agency. And I thought I really wanted to I wanna meet can you get me a meeting with Ryan. And then we met over Skype 'cause I was in New Orleans, and he was in the bay and sort of win the trajectory of my career changed when you work with the filmmaker like Ryan Kugler on fruitvale and then on creed. And then on Black Panther. How do you make sure that the money doesn't change the aesthetic that even though you have more resources with the movie like Black Panther? You're still working the way that you work and the things that are important to you are still important to you. It was a challenge for us through right? And I we saw the opportunity to create something with marvel that they haven't done, you know, that's the way it looked at how I would utilize. Is the money is I had more of an opportunity to bring place into it. And because it wasn't a place that existed or had really been defined in any other film about what conduct talk about what kind of we could really play with that AMI wanted to do a lot of practical builds we didn't really want to use a lot of blue screen, and that's also where the money went was to creating all of these these builds and even some of the exterior stuff that you see in the trailer, we belt, you know, the waterfall all the people all over. Well, let's say tacit to have that water being real being live being there and people waiting in it all day every day and fighting in it, and and doing the thing that they're doing and having the extras, and when you see something like that for the first time that you did that you worked on for months. It was just it just took my breath away describing also is something. That is both a great kind of work opportunity. But also in some ways kind of an obligation to create a world that is based in Africa. It's fictional world to play kind of God and design this African world that doesn't exist. You're not replicating Philadelphia. You're not building Steiner in Miami. You're creating something out of whole cloth. But you get to create it as it's going to be seen by a lot of people and establish a world view that is kind of important this the first time, I think I really did a world building on that. And it was a lot of research should be. We went to Africa. I was there for quite some time. And then Ryan and the producers joined it was talking to people. It was taking pictures of everything and and connecting we were in South Africa, mainly connecting with with it. You know with the motherland and understanding all of the tradition all the different tribes how they responded to each other what things were important in their lives. So that was part of building that. World, and then pushing it all into the future. So for me. It was always understanding that will Kanda had been there for ten thousand years. And then what does it look like now? And there was a lot of discussion because it was supposed to be a place that was never colonized too. So what does that look like because we're can do through all that research is you can represent the way in which Africa would be were not colonised absolute, which is a big big thing huge thing, and it was daunting 'cause I felt a lot of responsibility to get it. Right. And I still I'm hoping. I'm like, I hope you know, people could look at it. And really feel like okay. Yeah. I this is this feels good this feels right? I don't it doesn't feel fall from some way. And that this could have been what happened had a Bigler production designer her credits include moon by fruitvale station, create beyond size, lemonade and Black Panther. Thanks for coming them much. Anna Claire made history today at the first African American ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for production design, and that's our show for today. Remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you can find us at the frame. Thanks for joining us. I'm John horn. We'll see you back here tomorrow. Tammy Jimmy confrontation, ain't nothing new to TIMMY. That brings us for them.

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Field of Teams

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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Field of Teams

"Baseball tonight the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast for august ninth two thousand nineteen filling rolling in for buster only <hes> tim kirch in it's a happy thirtieth birthday today to jason heyward to dion sanders. Who's fifty two years old today. He's the the fastest player i've ever seen in a major league uniform buck showalter toby once they didn't run down drill with dion in the middle and he said we had to cancel the rundown drill because dion was too fast do quick. Nobody could tag him out. Also happy seventieth birthday to ted simmons who i believe save is a hall of famer and if i may happy birthday to my son jeff who's twenty six years old today and did a great job hosting the celebrity softball softball game at the all star game on this date in history nineteen forty nine. Dom de maggio. Dom de maggio's thirty four game. Hitting streak ended the one thousand nine hundred seventy six. John candelaria threw a no hitter for the pirates nineteen eighty-eight on this date first official night game at wrigley field and on this date in two thousand and two barry bonds hit a six hundred homerun keep in mind he hit his five hundred home run and his six hundred homerun in consecutive seasons think about that for a minute but today belongs of course to boba schadt who yesterday became the first player ever first player since nineteen hundred to get a double in nine games in a row and he became the first rookie since ted williams a nine hundred thirty nine to get an extra bates it in nine games at roe and i must say i knew his dad. I still know his dad dante very well. I did a story on him when he was. That's what i was with sports illustrated and he was playing for the rockies was a great player for the rockies and i went to a matchbox car our convention with him because that's what he loved to do. He loved to go by matchbox cars while he was a great major league player but way bigger than that was my takeaway way during the prime of dante shifts career. He told me he said every day. I come to the ballpark i wonder is today the last day jake that i'll be able to hit the big leagues. That's how hard major league baseball is. When you're a great hitter like he was he would come to the park every day. Wondering can i still do this. I think that motivated him but i i think that speaks directly to how difficult this game is to play and how great this game is is to play so let's get to the games from last night huge one in the american league central indians beat the twins seven to five live big hit for jose ramirez mattel delivers and a pitches swung on crowded past the first baseman down the right field line into the corner. This make clear the basis one run is in two runs. Her in puig will stop at third in the second with a two run double his ramirez and the indians. Let's have tacked onto more. It's now six to two tribe and that was w t a._m. Eleven hundred in cleveland so the indians begins now move within one game of the twins in the central and more bad news twins d. h. Nelson cruz strained his left wrist last night and it looks looks like he's going to have to go on the injured list. Remember he missed fifteen games earlier this year because of the same strained left wrist and and in cincinnati the cubs beat the reds twelve to five jonathan luke roy what a debut for the cubs paps going the pitch. This one's line favorable double a feline. It'll roll all the way to the wall half round stirred. He's racing globe. He'll score easily r._b._i. Double by jonathan luke roy cubs extend the lead up seventy five now over the roads and that is the cubs radio network in colorado. The padres beat the rockies nine to three and insteps will myers six in the everything's coming padres at the end of that myers. I fly ball deep right center field that ball will not get caught that calls going to keep on rolling <unk> hicksville all on the score garcia and tease the padres yeah well this game based on that that by myers and a couple of scrubbers defense into a seven three lead in the sixth inning eight three with a second run-scoring scoring and that was ninety seven point three the fan and in boston bad news for the red sox. David price was placed on the ten day injured list just after an m._r._i. <unk> revealed a cyst on his left wrist. He was treated with a cortisone shot. Alex core the manager of the red sox that we don't have a timetable timetable on his return but they're hoping that he'll be back sooner rather than later but last night the red sox beat the angels three to nothing in chris sale was absolutely brilliant eight innings to hits no walks thirteen strikeouts ninety nine pitches. He threw ninety eight miles an hour in the eighth inning instruc- out over two hundred guys now this season this is chris sale at this is sandy leone who had a big hit to laugh higher iodate by the light tower home run right through the lightower the back row jurors sandy lay on lining his fifth home run of the the air is sixty five and it is three nothing red sox that was a rocket and chris sale was absolutely dominant that is such encouraging news for the red sox because if they're going to make a run at this he's going to have to be this dominant pretty much the rest of the way so trying to make it three consecutive strikeouts here and number eleven and he does it ninety eight miles an hour boy. He has been sensational national tonight with eleven shots fires swimming in a mess dahmer twelve for chris sale had four in a row going back to the seventy one point. He retired sixteen in a row. Here's the two two two struck him out ninety seven miles an hour. You're thirteen strikeouts chris sale magnificent tonight at fenway and all highlights here from our friends at nessin <unk> an after the game alex core the red sox manager talked about sales dominant start before the colorado star the one in baltimore city. What makes you confident business sustainable. Now we gotta wait for the next one. You know that's the whole time and everybody is going to be asking if you can do it again the next one you and this is august you know so there's a lot of question marks for for the right reasons obviously but they felt like as at least for today he looked great. The delivers grade the velocity was up like i said the shape of the pitches were amazing and i'm proud of him. What i'm proud of the group you know everybody contributed days and <hes> they deserve a good night like this and also last night the the giants beat the phillies five nothing madison bumgarner garner seven scoreless innings allowed only one hit and mike stransky big get bad in this game for the giants swings with the first pitch and drives one deep league right field harper just watches it fed is gonna and by plenty way over the deep right-center surreal almost all the way to the arcade of booming home run for your strength steve on the first pitch in the bottom of the seven five nothing giants i aunts and that is from k. n. b. r. and the braves and the marlins last night. The marlins pounded the braves ninety two brian. I anderson had a hand in that comes home and brian. It's a high fly ball deep to left. It's a downer to look it up and that one is up near the budweiser bow tie. I barak brian anderson's second in the ball game. A two run shot and for the marlins ain't nothing lead and that was nine forty w._i._n._z. in our game of the day yesterday was the yankees and blue jays the yankees made it nine wins in a row they just continue continue to pound away back-to-back multi home run games for gio or shallow deep to feel he's stunning gio were show until there is a multi home run james nothing yankees and that was the yes network and then of course there was another big night covad ready the drive. You can't get it walk into rogers centre long alone. Here's a pitch drive to right center field. That's down for a base it. It'll be another extra-base republish at maguire's around third. He's is being waved to the plate. It's an r._b._i. Double per bulb shed a major league record for boba shut. Nobody in the history of the game has had more games consecutively with a double than bova shed and both of those highlights from five ninety sports net the fan so later in the show. We'll be talking to todd raynham our graphic artists but first we have car ravitch. It's the rabbit trail with carl ravitch and i'm joined by carl ravaged the host most of baseball tonight the host of little league baseball college baseball and our play by play guy with me and usually eduardo perez on monday night. I baseball ravi. Hey man. I am good last week. I was on some good beds after some surgery with fuster. I'm not on the bed so likely will be far less entertaining. Today i usually am somewhere between dick van dyke and jerry seinfeld and today yeah think i'm gonna pull back a little bit because off the payments. How is the need feeling by the way he is. He's gotten there. I mean every day. We're we're taking walks. <hes> i know a physical therapist describe this partial knee replacement as an oil change meaning. You take out the bad oil and you put in good new oil. <hes> cars usually run really well once they get new oil. This car is moving but we're not. We're not for fifty five. You know we're not one in fifty five adum iway yet but i will be able to walk through airports with you and make a strike and out calls without any pain. You do all right enough for that raviol- glad you feel better. Let's get right to it. Boba shed now has just set a major league record yesterday today with a double in nine straight games and he's got an extra base hit in nine straight games the last rookie to do that was ted williams in one thousand nine thirty nine. What do we make of this kid. Come for the minor leagues and do this or we make we still have a flaw in the system when they have great prospects suspects <hes> better already up there and he's the last guy that come up there and he's probably the best prospect of all of them so that's sort of the glass half empty look <hes> the the other part just considering where we're at with the little league world series coming dante bichette <hes> took dante shit junior to williamsport back i think two thousand and five and of course bobishenko had to be sliding down the hill at that point because he was even younger so i remember the bischette family a not only from the major leagues from the little league experience i guarantee a bo is bopping around those fields <hes>. I think we're gonna make it is that he's you know oh. He's the son of a major league baseball player sons of major league baseball players we sit next to one <hes> on a lot of <hes> mondays. They have a huge advantage. They have the guy who played at that level who can teach them things and they have these fast twitch muscles i mean his his his bat to ball speed in his <hes> exit velocity and just his comfort level but as you know it's because you're young this young man's game and those are shed is just the latest reminder that kids are coming up and playing playing and succeeding what appears to be in what feels like a far greater level than that. I can remember now raby. What do we make now of the yankees. They've hit nineteen home runs in their last four games. No teams ever hit nineteen homers in a four game span and in the history of baseball and they're doing it without giancarlo stanton gary sanchez and luke void. How do we explain how the yankees <unk> are running up the numbers like they've been running up lately well. I mean look there. Were times during the season. I just remember suggesting i've never ever seen a lineup. That's as good as this and that was with those guys when you look at the lineup what they did last night you had been with with three. It's cameron may have been with three hits you at g._o. Or shallow with three hits and two homers you had a guy named. Mike talk men with four. R._b._i.'s intuit's which you have austin role mine with two. It's so you're yankee lineup doing damage last night our people named or shallow may been talking and roll mind <hes> they had fifteen hits and they had a bunch of and that doesn't even get into the guy. That's <hes> joining mike trout. There's always sort of the robin to batman by trout is always you gotta be batman this year. The robin is d._j. Lemay he'll he had three more hits. I dunno i you've you've covered it longer than i have but it always feels like you take okay really good player and you stick that uniform on them and you allow them to see the benefits of playing in that city for that organization with with the amenities that they generally afford that perhaps some other teams don't and if a player i'm motivated to find another level and maybe that's what these guys. Some of them are doing otherwise. I don't know how to explain it other than i've just been given the greatest gift of baseball player you can ask professionally and look this doesn't apply to everybody but i think most of them <hes> similar to other businesses and industries you wanna play for the team you wanna wanna work for the company in our case is a great level of pride working for e._s._p._n. You want to stay with them. You wanna do better so you can stay. I've i've always thought that there's a lot of guys that get a chance to wear that yankee uniform and they don't wanna leave and you find them playing a little bit above where they had skied most severe careers. That's how i would explain it right gio or shelat continuing. Your point has five homers in the last three games. That's the seventh yankee sankey ever to do that. Babe ruth that had three different times but mickey mantle never did that. Roger marris never did that. Lou gehrig never did that and geo or shallow has done that. He had never had a two homer game in his career and then he had a two homer game on back to back days. This is madam making yeah you think it has to do with the baseball though too. I mean if mickey mantle were playing today and the baseball was clearly flying this this year further than it. Has you think he would have run into five games. I would think so. I think mayor would i think gehrig would and i think facing any orioles. Israel's staff has also helped her shelhah but this this is all around baseball right now. It's part of a bigger subject which we're not going to get into today. 'cause we talk all the time about home. Runs are way too many of them. I think we all realize that okay switching subjects here. Wouldn't you agree ravi that the indians indians are red hot and they are right on top of the twins tito francona has done this again. How impressed are you at. The indians came from where they came to get to this point. In the first week of august well i think when you look at the two series that are about to start and one involves the indians of the twins which is tremendous and the other is the nationals and that's <hes> both the indians begins and the mets have turned these series into huge series which i think three weeks ago a month ago we wouldn't have looked at it other than the fact that unlike the mets who are out of the indians were kinda always hovering around at least a wild card and now they're threatening and division. You and i both <hes> <hes> no francona. I think we would those agree that he is as good a clubhouse manager is there is he embraced the additions. I think the our our thing was a big statement and a big deal for that team and i think trevor bauer is an add on the field because on the mount he's really good and i think this was addition by subtraction in the clubhouse and i think you need to improve your offense and they have and they're getting pitching now from people like ashamed bieber who gets to start in the first game tonight against sweet devon smeltzer smelters been really good but chain bieber's looking for his twelve wind with an area like three three three again you get into the postseason whether you're the wildcard team <hes> or you're the division winter the mets and the indians and i do new lumping together because i think that they present unique problems because of their starting pitching and franco's real master of the bullpen and he's doing it again this year. That's you know we say it seemingly about every team but gosh i would put those two <hes> at the top of the list. Maybe along with washington as teams that you don't want to play who may not win the division when it comes to the playoffs because of their pitching absolutely i will you brought brought it up. The nats are at the mets tonight for eight three-game series tonight. Marcus stroman will make his debut as a met at city the field and he's gonna face stephen strasburg and he'll be followed in the rotation this weekend by no syndergaard who's been great lately of course an jacob degrom. Who's always been great. Please ravi explained to me. How jokes like me could have said a month ago. The mets have zero chance of making the play offs and now they're right in the middle of a wild card race. How do we explain that well. We explain it because they to be. They've been underachieving underachieving all year long and it's it's funny. I mean we at e._s._p._n. Are surrounded by three fan. Bases <hes> red sox yankees he's and mets and the mets fan base is sort of the the loudest yet perhaps smallest group that there is and i tend to get emails from coast coast to coast from die hard met fans many of whom destroy brodie van wagon in for the moves he's made and you can look at the moves he made especially especially in the winter and they haven't really panned out and you wanna give credit to sandy alderson. You wanna go back way back alarm and i and how they created that that's that's fine but i believed that the team that started spring training here when healthy should have competed for a division title. I've always been and maybe i'm i'm blind and i have no real allegiance to them. I've always been a proponent of the mets and i thought the stroman deal was genius for several reasons as of yet it that you're so you want him on your team. Be you take him away from other teams including one arguably in your own city that wanted him <hes>. He brings her competitive. The fire the one thing about the mets as great as degrom has been. You and i know jacob degrom. He's as nice guy. There is on the planet. I mean he would just as soon talk. Talk to you about the i._r._s. Investigating some things then he would baseball he's just a real good decent guy that somebody like stroman pitching at home on a friday night when the weather's beautiful and you're in a race like that that is the guy you want to say strasbourg heat. He is the max scherzer personality to me that they've been lacking syndergaard is like judge walks out and you're like my guy. That guy is huge. I would never wanna fight him but there's not a lot of fire that goes with him. Stroman will bring that energy in that excitement. I i liked the deal that i love where we're the mets are so in and in the end the answer to your question urinating. It and i'm not you you had them dead. You're an idiot. That's okay wait. We might be out of the idiot tool. That's okay by the way marcus can stroman and stephen matt's played against each other in high school and i think it was their senior year. The pitcher of the year in the county was is marcus stroman and the hitter of the year in the county was stephen mats and now of course they are teammates with the mets and again tonight. Stroman will make his debut at city field as a member of the mets. It should be great now. Rather you know the red sox really really well. What did you make of chris sale the last night and is there. Is there a chance that great performance starts the red sox in the right direction towards making the play offs right. I love the red sox manager. <hes> i don't love the consistency that the red sox have shown all year sale sale is the perfect foil for that where we have seen a handful of those types of games <hes> i would refuse to assume that the boat that the red sox sailed in on last night is now going to flow for the remainder of the year. No i think they've been too inconsistent. Offensively league. I think <hes> pitching wise they've been too inconsistent there. There have been stretches where raphael evers mookie betts and j._d. Martinez looked like if the guys from last year that's j._d. Looked like all stars. They look like m._v._p. Guys and yet you have dips and strikeouts and games in which you're scoring two you were three runs and while the offense puts a bunch of runs when you get on a roll it doesn't continue and there's very little about the starting pitching now the prices on the i l. that leads you to think <hes> in their division against these teams <hes> especially the way the indians and now playing and tampa has played played all year. No i don't like i. I don't feel the way about the red sox as i as i actually feel about the mets which is a little weird since they're defending champions and they have a lineup that most most fan bases would love to have i i don't i think they've just been too inconsistent. I've i've seen enough to think that there are some some sort of at least way down below the surface some issues there. I think the thing is bother them. Since spring training when allegedly lee was willing to take a <hes> a discount and they didn't give it to them so i think that's been an issue and that guy is a he's a recent cy young winner and he's just not been not been productive at all and no i don't i don't like like i'm going to be the idiot in two weeks when we're looking at the red sox and their two games out. I'll acknowledge that like you were. Maybe with the mets edge but i don't see it. I don't see the red sox making the playoffs this year. I think the indian slash twins are just too good. I think the rays are better right now than the red sox so i think out of and i think the as right now are better than the red sox so i. I finally came to me a week ago. Oh my goodness the red sox are not going to make the playoffs. I was certain before that but i'm with you. It's just been an aratu season for them in so many ways and just when you think they've got it figured out they don't and they lose three in a row to the raise and get pounded and doing it so nope. I never give up on the red sox especially a team from last year that played so well. I think it's time to move on from them. Okay ravi. We have done gains at major league games in williamsport. Now we have seen some really creative work by major league baseball on putting major league games in different places now next year. We're going to have a field of dreams game in iowa between the yankees and the white sox august august thirteenth twenty twenty. They're going to build an eight thousand seat stadium there to play on the field where the movie field of dreams was filmed. What do you think about that well. I think the idea that <hes> they've been trying to do this for several years. I mean one of the big initiatives initiatives from rob manfred early on and tony batista was how do we take baseball to places where they don't generally see major league baseball and they don't see ah in <hes> at fort bragg. They don't see it in omaha nebraska. They never saw in williamsport pennsylvania and based on what the movie about having some of the greatest baseball baseball players of all time on a field in iowa so i know it's been in the works for a long time and <hes> the interest that has generated <hes> around around other news outlets beyond sports is huge so it's like this is a home run. They knew it from from years ago. I think we'll see an enormous is push <hes> from kevin costner and others associated with major league baseball. It'll be really really cool seem for sure <hes> and and i think baseball does a really good job of bringing the road show on places where they don't generally play on the road. I think it's going to be a huge deal but i think the movies movies the movie part of it makes it that much bigger. I think it is is i think i saw costumers say on the today show <hes> this morning you know that movie you for many of our generation <hes> you know it's like some of the great movies from years past that people always associate with gone with the wind like he you put field of dreams for us baseball fans <hes> father son relationship people in with something like an american american classic. I think that combination and the yankees make it a home run and let's let's not kid ourselves anywhere. You put the new york yankees <hes> japan japan <hes> you know we saw london. It's going to be a it's gonna be a smash now. You're you're having aaron judge and a cornfield communicating with kevin costner kostner asking if this is heaven. That's a home run and i think it'll be great yeah. It's my favorite baseball movie of all time revenue to yours. You have have another one. Oh that that's i mean for a very different reason. I think bull durham is right there with it but there there there couldn't be two more different baseball movies <hes> semantically from the <hes> you know the words that are used in one of them and the themes that are used in one of them prison the other costner of courses versus the is the consistent link between both of them and i can't imagine that he will not the in the booth for that game for part of it if not all of it and i think that would be the another enormous selling point for major league baseball but yeah no i think field of dreams is this is as good as it is as good as gets movie for me <hes> you you know i don't wanna go all adnan virk here and podcast this thing to send a file but i think good will hunting falls right into that category with those two movies those in the hangover like that's that's top four right there on the without thinking deeply about her last thing ravi havi buyers hit left handed last night in a major league game. I've seen him hit left handed batting practice before as you know his ambidextrous he eats and writes with his left hand. Much like larry bird does brooks robinson like craig vizo babe ruth of course threw and batted left handed but eight and wrote with his right hand. What what did you think about harvey by is that remarkably talented middle infielder for the cubs hitting left handed in a big league game and looking like he's done it before four yeah well i think he has he has done it before that that's that's the beauty of hobby buyers but hobbies is everything that you love about major league baseball baseball at least that i love about basically baseball and that he is literally a baseball rat like that's that's what he does. He plays major league baseball and when you're you're seeing him. Take a hack like that falling to one b. You're you're reminded about everything that's good about byas and the fourth and when he smiles at joey votto as z. steps on for after the hot like everybody should emulate and watch and be caught up in sort of a hobby by his mystique speak. I'll say this and you'll learn this when you get to williamsport but every kid in every region gets asked about who their favorite player is <hes> to his credit <hes> and i'm doing the mid atlantic and the new england region which are these eight teams <hes> in east that that come from the northeast avi by as is is listed more than anybody else as far as favorite player and it's because he does things like you've talked about this tags with his smile with his bling. I'm cam on the homerun derby wearing a jacket clemente jacket a couple of years ago like everything he does is what i think major league baseball agents marketers would want the guy to do and he seems to do with a general amount of ease and comfort and again when when you're connecting with this next generation a baseball player these kids without really being out there in commercials and advertisements well then you then you've got the whole package so him batting lefty was beautiful it speaks to who he is and batman's ability to allow that <hes> he's he's in a class by himself and that says a lot. I i agree with you on every bit of that. I will see you a week from today and williamsport and i'm going to be there for about a week. It's going to be great. It's my new favorite thing to do and thanks to you. You said hey you're gonna love this more than anything and you were right. I think this'll be my fifth or sixth year going to williamsport so i'll see you in about autoweek and thanks for joining us on the baseball tonight podcast. You're very welcome. <hes> consider williamsport warned that the curtains do nami will once again be increase streets there however we pull back the curtain. You will actually see me earlier than that as you and i will attend to wedding. I will be posting videos of that for all the outcast listeners at some point during the week so that is something that the buster only podcast listeners can can get excited about. There's nothing better than video of you and me sitting on the sidelines as i continue to recover from knee surgery and you refuse to get on the dancefloor think about that yeah you with a bad knee is still a way better dancer than i am. I am more wooden pinocchio uh-huh as i told you he'll be here all week everybody in williamsport performing at a friday night down in franco's him kirk iran failure before we talked to todd rate. 'em you've heard buster talk about butchered box for months and if you haven't take advantage of their amazing offers you need to listen coming up because every month put your box delivers humanely raised one hundred percent grass-fed beef free range organic chicken heritage report and wild alaskan asking salmon directly to your door. You can choose from four curator boxes or customize your own box with all of your favorite cuts and with three shipping butcher box makes getting high quality meat with no added hormones or antibiotics easier than ever and i remember buster. Tell me about how much genus family loves sitting down for butcher box meal. I talked to buster. He doesn't have the most exciting tastebuds but i know his son always raised about the chicken because it's so good and just so easy to prepare and you can cook however you like whether it's in a pan on the stove top or on the grill or whatever floats your boat speaking which i think busters off on a boat somewhere probably enjoying a butcher box meal or to thanks for the invite buster really appreciate get it but again the butcher box ton of awesome recipes and resources on the website that i hope you bring out all the flavor of each cut of meat you get from butcher box and this this month butch boxes offering new members twenty dollars off your first box plus two pounds of ground beef and two packs of bacon. When you sign up at butcher box dot com <hes> slash bb that's right in addition to all the great meet you get butchered boxes knocking twenty dollars off your first box and throwing in additional two pounds of ground a beef and two packs of bacon when you sign up at butchered box dot com slash bbc dot com slash and now we welcome in todd radar graphic artists. My daughter is an artist. She's brilliant. She's a works in advertising <hes> somehow. I missed the artist jean. My mom used to hang my artwork on the inside of the refrigerator but it's always great to have an artist on the show todd how you you doing. I'm good tim. It's good to talk to you. What do we have today todd all right so every week troy and buster and i will banter about it caps we call it cap talk and usually we have to make allowances for busters color blindness. I presume we have no such issues with regard to you this week so <hes> i figured it was a good opportunity to have some cap talk with tim and we have this contentious issue buster and i we have a discussion all the time about the orioles orna to logically correct bird versus the cartoon cartoon bird so it's a good opportunity to see where you fall on on this issue you here. I'm not i'm not real good with cab so i must say i can remember conversations. I can remember are numbers uniform number stuff like that. I'm not great with uniforms but i will tell you that. I like the laughing oriole bird more than anything i it doesn't have to be perfectly correct for me. I think it should show a little bit of joy from the oriole bird so that's fine with me okay. I don't need it to be look exactly the way it's supposed to look. I just wanted to look like it's having a good time especially this year when the orioles are clearly not having a good time yeah and you know we we talk about this on occasion but in the case of the orioles that happy laughing wonderful bird hearkens back to a brighter era we think about <hes> brooks robinson and frank robinson and earl weaver and the golden days and i know you grew up where you grew up and of course course covered the orioles so <hes> you know we can have both sides of it but i always associate that with the oriole way a franchise of winners and they were such winners from nineteen sixty six to nineteen eighty-three people should really go back and look at the seventies how good the the orioles were in the seventies with earl weaver leading the way for me. He's one of the three greatest managers of all time that team is really underrated for how great it was for for almost twenty years but the never share where the oriole bird fits with everything else but i think it does signify the orioles as much because anything we'll last thing on this oral bird discussion. The laughing bird was introduced in one thousand nine hundred sixty six just in time for the team's first world series appearances awesome first world series title and it exited the scene in the late eighties just in time for a fallow period so i say go with a winner i say go with something that makes us all happy and hopefully brighter days ahead and charm city right and by the way jim palmer's career basically began and in one thousand nine hundred sixty six and basically ended in one thousand nine hundred eighty three and that was the entire extent of the greatness of the orioles he was the common denominator from beginning to end and i don't think that's a coincidence and i associate him with that oriole bird and think about a the seeing him many times growing up in the new york area matched up against those great yicky team subvert the late seventies so there you go well. I'll just finish with mike flanagan again. The late great hilarious might planning and was there on opening day. One of those years i wanna say mid eighties and the warriors bird mascot fell off of the dugout like like at the end of the game and like so we asked about that and he said that he went to the to the bird and said just just take two worms and call me in the morning and wild bill didn't pitch in and help out no but while bill by the way years after where he stopped being wild bill when they moved to the new ballpark. I called a cab to pick me up at my house in columbia maryland and the cab driver. It was wild bill hagan. Has i don't know tim. We have to do this more often than have oriole talk. We can you know put the cap talk. Aside for a little while. Buster can stay on vacation. Get up early in the morning. We will do this but i think it's time for a to jump into our weekly quiz and with the fact that you're not aqap guy necessarily in mind. I have a good one for you and troy. So if you guys are ready let's do it. Let's do it bring it on all right here. We go dodger pitcher. Clayton in curse all wears uniform number twenty two for this reason is it a attributed tommy lasorda whose number two was retired by the club be in honor of his favorite childhood player will clark c. because he grew up on route twenty two in highland park texas or d. because he wants struck out twenty two batters in a little league game. Why clayton kershaw wire where twenty two is it. Tommy lasorda is because a will clark is it because of route twenty two in highland park texas or because he found twenty two a little league game tim you go first yeah. You're the guest tim you go. I i'm going to go with will clark. Tommy assorted did not wear number twenty two. I really head but he had to. It was retired along retirement money too. I get it. I shoot a figure that out sorry i lived in north dallas. I don't think there is route twenty two near highland park because i used to live close to there and and i don't think clayton kershaw would be one to brag about striking out twenty two so i don't know the answer. It's a great question. I'm going to go with well clark well. Oh since since tim disuse the process of nation here he is a smart man but i've never heard of will clark so i don't know who that is. I'm gonna go with sea route. Twenty two wow tim's process of elimination you win the day my friend it was because of will clark has the player learning thrill clark number twenty two for the san francisco giants. Look at that look at that. You have never heard who's will cornering who who juniors all possible who's will the thrill clark. I know clark majorly gave me at a home run off at nolan ryan. He played at mississippi state. He's a borderline hall of famer. Sorry troy. You need to know who will clark is. That's before my time. I'm gonna throw in one more thing about will clark mark when i think of will clark which is not and i will always think of the fact that allegedly and this'll date this whole thing for troy. Even more will clark had a version of a b._b. A b. king's the thrill is gone on his answering machine while a player when he was away because he was will the thrill clark and yes we had answering machines no cell phones and get off my lawn troy. I mustn't answering machine before. I know what that is. What about beepers. I'm sorry i ever had the answering machines and v._c._r.'s. I have a few years of experience with well. Whatever the case tim wins the day then congratulations well well done. Well done ten congrats. Thank you tad. Thanks for the thanks for the multiple choice otherwise i wouldn't have gotten all right guys gre- great talking to you good good having tim thanks so much. Let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of her life in the dark inside the other nesting dolls. He has plenty of time to think if we could sadly she has no brain however when most nesting doll here's the geiko not only saves people money but it also has been providing great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious you should switch because yes switching to gyco is a no brainer pity the ina most nesting dollond her lot in life bleacher tweets him here. We are with some bleacher tweets. I'm very excited decided to have you answer some of these questions. Let's get right to the first one comes from cross fit school of sweat at school of sweat on twitter chris sales line last night eight innings pitched to hits. No walks thirteenth strikeouts on ninety nine pitches. I don't know what's worse that house cords and let him finish that corden trust him to finish. Is there a reason to i think he can return to his white socks form some day. Yeah i think he can ninety eight miles an hour in the eighth inning last night. He's only thirty years old. He's kept in remarkably good shape meaning his arm is he's had some issues last year but i'm not sure it'll ever be the dominant dominant white. It's akai but he's still pretty darn good. He just went over two hundred strikeouts last night so i still think there's a chance that he becomes great again and someday wins a cy young up next week comes from austin mcclair at big red one zero four four the eighty-seven twins the oh six cardinals won the world series with a sub five hundred road record with the cubs rose twenty one and thirty three on the road this season. Do they have a chance of making a run at the world series well. This is baseball aw there's always the chance. The issue is though only the marlins have a worse road record in the national league this year than the cubs and that is problematic attic also they have to deal with the dodgers in the national league and right now the dodgers are better clearly than any team in the national league but i just saw the cubs i liked liked what i saw but they've got some work to do especially in their bullpen if they're going to get to the world series and i don't like anybody's chances in in the national league getting past the dodgers next week because remark sherman at schork merman what does the yankee scouting coaching staff doing differently than other clubs. They seem to be getting a lot of players that undervalued by other teams luke voight gio or shell and mike taubman's name a few yeah. I think they're sabermetrics. Department has something to do with this aaron. Aaron boone told me that luke voight was acquired directly from the sabermetrics department they went to the guys is in uniform and said there's something to suggest that this guy's he can hit and he's going to continue to hit. We have to go get him so for air boo completely complement the sabermetrics department on this tells me those guys really know what they're doing. They're the rest of course is the coaching staff with the yankees and as karan said earlier today. It's also what you put that yankee uniform on. I really believe something. Special can happen when you say. I'm on the yankees here. I'll forget j. once said you know everyone out. There is always wanted to play for the yankees. I think there's something to that yeah. It's amazing the value. They've been able to extract from those guys. This year we roll along next. One comes from bryant c. role at odyssey art. Torch is brian mckenna hall of famer. I don't know if the numbers suggest it but it seems like he's been one of the best catchers in the m._l._b. For his entire career i love brian mccann but he is not a hall of famer and he'll be the first to tell you that but he's been a really solid defensive catcher a tremendous clubhouse presence and a really productive hitter later for a long time. It's not enough to get him in the hall but ask anyone who's ever played with brian mccann and they'll put him in the top five teammates they've ever had i promise you the final tweet today concert t. jones at t n j six to nine tim. What is the one thing you've seen in person in a game that you are sure won't happen again in your lifetime. T. jones says for me. When i saw an eight two six triple play well. I covered the game at baltimore that night again. This is over thirty years ago that bo jackson caught a fly ball in left center field and then he ran up the fence and then he ran down the fence like a race car going around a banked turn. This is an enormous normal man. Two hundred thirty pounds running full speed. He ran up an outfield fence and then he ran down there that night for for that game and believe me we all looked at each other in the press box and said why was that that was bo jackson. Who's an athlete like we've never never seen in the history of the major leagues. I believe is the only one ever at the same time was the strongest and the fastest player of the game at the same time and that thing he did that night in baltimore. I will never see that again. Yeah that was one of the most astonishing athletic feats that has ever been done before. I could watch that video endlessly. Thank you for the bleacher tweets day really appreciate them. Keep them coming on weekends. We'll be back reading some more on monday. Remedies the hashtag bleacher tweets and that's it for our baseball tonight. Podcast my thanks today the car ravage todd radon for joining me detroit farkas for producing this podcast. I i will be on monday night baseball baseball tonight on sunday and then monday night baseball from cleveland red sox indians with boop shabby network peres says dave schoenfeld will be back hosting the podcast on monday and until then have a great weekend everybody thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast asked if you're playing fantasy baseball forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at e._s._p._n. Dot com slash podcast separate baseball tonight the podcast.

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"Pseudo show here on ESPN LA Kirk Morrison hanging out with us. Thank you for joining us on a Monday. We always appreciate you guys hanging out. Thank you, sir for being here on a Morrison Monday, sir. Yes, sir. Because ready. Yes, sir. So we we've learned that Kirk cried, I almost cry. We almost all cried watching tiger. Misty. Sti we learned that Puig got here late today. I winning shocker the act the aqueducts were were field. But nothing was relieved that that the the doors stay close, right? But the, but the Akwa ducks were before though, am I all right? So let's get to what's hot. What's out there? Right now. What's trending is brought to us by friends of the dudes brewing company with five tasty rooms in southern California torn in Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Huntington beach at thous and oak store beer from the source. Learn more about the dudes brewing company by visiting their website. The dudes brew dot com. First story, we were just talking about tiger and the masters the ratings are in Kirk and they were down this year because of the earlier start time. Yeah. So the masters last year did an eight point seven rating and this year did a seven point seven ratings. So down eleven percent. They peaked at a twelve rating obviously late in the broadcast between two and three o'clock when it all kind of unfolded, right? But yeah, not great from a ratings perspective. Now that was out of. Their control. There was a weather situation that was coming up. So that became kind of a challenge. That's what was game of thrones day to binge watching it, you know, before it a season premiere came on me. That you want to tell yourself on. I did watch game of thrones. Speaking of game of thrones, y'all better turn turn the Mike off right now. I'm just gonna tell you how many people watch. Okay. All right. Don't tell God. I never seen an episode. I was seeing four pesos you still working on that, man. Yeah. Still. I mean, we're in the last season already dog. I can still get caught up before the last episode. I'll watch it with everybody refresh because my two weeks then or like, two months. Yeah. That's perfect. And my wife was telling me now, I watched last night, you know, because she's all caught up caught up. She was gonna go watch some other ones. Now, just because I'm a missing something and say, I don't want to be that way. Now, I want to let that thing. Just go seamlessly transition right into see you had a chance they had a marathon HBO the last couple of last week or so so so so there's that show. Oh, well, let me tell you. How many people watch game of thrones seventeen point four million? People watched HBO last night seventeen point four million on the episode. I just HBO. 'cause I know we got that. Yeah. H B O R H, they combined Camano what a lot of people that's more than they get for anything sounds like they need to add another season now. So it makes them spin offs. Oh, well, they'll be a prequel. I heard I heard there's going to be a prequel got show next. We go to Jackie Robinson day today. Today's Jackie Robinson day. I heard John Ireland earlier as I was driving in talking about watching the movie forty two which advert bozeman it's a phenomenal movie. If you haven't gotten a chance to watch it, but you know, Jackie Robinson ban. I mean today is one of those days in baseball where we reflect upon how important he was not just to baseball, but just to society in general and deservedly, so and of course, there's a lot of local ties to Jackie. Yeah. The UCLA ties are one of them. Jackie Robinson field. Right. Over a UCLA, Pasadena everywhere. I mean Jackie Robinson field number forty two very iconic number. No. No one can ever wear that number again in baseball. And I'm memorial Noverre was the last person nothing to where that number because he was the last one to wear it. And then is retired and is no longer, but always a special day to see all the big leaguers wearing forty two. And the reason why baseball holding their tradition with that. Which I love right? It is taxed as well. Today. April fifteenth is not just Robbins day. It's tax day, everyone get their taxes. And if you didn't you can file an extension, you still have to midnight tonight to file an extension, and then you can worry about it on October fifteen I tried to get my taxes. Don't wait early. Right. I don't know about you. I don't know you handle that. But I try to get it done in like February. Yeah. Earliest possible that what you get that check back. Maybe you know, what? I mean. If you get that check back you feeling good. Oh, yeah. You are. You know, when you start seeing people start going on vacation. Yeah. They aren't going up. Bob buying car holding up a new whips call. Oh you. You're listening to gasping Lhasa hit done get the extension if you haven't because don't play with uncle Santo mandate. Come after, you know, sir, mess around with that not work it yet. We've got some breaking news here in the last hour or so or right after we started the show Zion. Williamson has announced I just want to say, thank you. Thank you for making this Caesar injury. For me. I would have been God coach K do. You sister coaches families by TV auto friends are made into thank you for making this year the best year my life. I don't think I can put it in the words, but how special this year was the brotherhood is incredible is being aren't there and Cameron everything about this team special and learn from coast K was special. He taught me so much the game of basketball one year. The me sit back and go. Wow. I don't I didn't know anything my mom. My mom has been there since they want. She's talking me. Everything darn I wouldn't be in that situation. She sacrificed so much for me to be here is want to say, I love you mom, growing up as a kid point, South Carolina. I never thought I would have the opportunity to plead to leave for coach case, let alone have a chance of getting drafted. So I'll pursue my next game and declare for the two thousand eighteen NBA drafts. They. The best year of my lines. I mean, why did you what that that was like the most obvious thing ever? Exactly. Oh. I will say that. He's he is a likable kid, man. I love that kid. I mean the way he plays. He plays hard. He's good teammate. Yeah. It just I love him. Like, I got a man crush on Zion Williams. He's humble the guy came in with the spotlight finish hard. When you've got that spotlight. We were Aaron his games on in highschool highschool. Yeah. And in the whole AAU circuit. Yeah. Just watching his following. I said Duke needed Zion and Zion needed Duke. They both worked. Yeah. And look, I know four another day another discussion. But I think the NBA they're gonna figure this thing out with a one and done rule. But when I look at guys like Zion, and what the one and done rule did for him and his market marketing ability, George like, I would tell guys that go to school for one year. If they there's some guys who look exceptional talent. Yes, they go to the NBA. Not everybody's Kobe. Lebron who else could we throw in the great high school players, Kevin Garnett? But there's a some kids that they go to school for one year and just just. Learn how to play with other teammates how to do things on your own because going straight from people stand going straight from high school to the NBA. Like, you gotta be a man. It's native wanna go help you along the way. So the shot design man, I'm happy for you. Now, it just comes down to and George think you could find this day winners lottery day is usually what in the NBA finals is that is that correct? Mike lottery day like the day the ping pong ball may fourteenth may fourteenth. So yeah, we've got about a month away about a month away before we find out where Zion will be going a month away. Right. Pretty much speaking of going and coming Charles bug asked him for LeBron James to come on down. I said just before America. And this is the last time LeBron James come into the studio. You ain't got nothing to do. Started yesterday. You got free time you got to pick her coach general manager. He's got he's speaking. Don't you gotta pick. It just put it on the back burner. I'm speaking on behalf. I'm begging on the has Ernie Kenny which which side is going to sit on. Right here in the middle here way way here. It is. Wait, let me play you. Right. He brought can we could have like a like a car book. Here. We we we need that game of thrones chair. And I'll tell you when we go get that game of thrones at the Brian. How about this? You'll even have to stay you can leave at halftime the second game. No, no, no. You gotta do post game. He got good that thanks to third in this show. Yeah. This is the time when we really get it just like we have regular meter on Kim opinion. Don't matter. You can leave at halftime show. You gotta do this late night on a night when it's a seven and nine thirty. Ron Ron is begging. You like I say, you ain't got nothing to do. Hey, listen, you can pick up coach Juno Maja later down low. You could help you do it. We can see how it come on. We can help you pick out. A check knows because he was a joy to coach. Kim has been interviewing for coaches. Allows companies so come on and the Brown. Lebron has tweeted that. Hey, chuck. I am doing a lot of stuff. There's a lot of stuff going on. But maybe I will come in studios. I think he will. I think at some point he will because I mean, this is the second time in LeBron's career that he's missed the playoffs. And so I think it will be cool to have LeBron up there just to hear what he has to say. Because like you mentioned we never got that exit interview. Right, right. We never got that exit. Well, technically, we got the Jim hill interview Monday night, and which was very strategic. Remember how you told me how LeBron speaks in code? Yup. Where'd he had both knees? Getting iced. In the Lakers facilities. Oh, thank you. Lebron for giving us the time. And and I see you Denise and doing all as he's slick SCU you bra eating plant that many minutes, man. Yeah. Yeah. So I think you should go on. I think it'd be great. Because like you said he hasn't done the exit interview. And we have a situation where Chuck's going to push him checks can ask those questions and they're going to they're going to get they get silly late at night. Okay. Two thirty in the morning on the east. Yeah. They get silly at two in the morning. I don't know that the best part of the NBA on TNT is the post game post game. And that's why Kenny said, no, he's got to do the whole show is that's when the nitty gritty really happened because the games are done. They got about thirty or forty minutes to just mess around a little bit and really get into some stuff. So I actually think he should do it. I think it'd be great. Do you think LeBron would rather do it after they hire coach for the Lakers doesn't matter? I don't think it matters. I think I'm rather do at the earlier the better because at least right now, he can just say, hey, what he's focusing on isn't that? Instead of people going to ask him that question. What is your relationship like with John Howard with money Williams? Right. You know, or you know with Thai Lou. Why is it different? Now. What Ty Lou would know say, you don't try to Cleveland. Sure say who do you want as your coach because we know that's all that matters anywhere. Exactly. I was gonna ask you to which is great. Now, we tried to text Charles, but Charles is working, man. Like this show is not going to be good conducive for Charleston come on. Because he's on. He's on the air at this time right now games on the day. Yeah. So let's go to the NFL. Carson Wentz says the strikes stress fracture that he dealt with is still healing Kirk. Did the eagles make a mistake here? No they had to. I mean, just they you can't have two quarterbacks on your roster and in terms of what they're making. I mean that position alone was probably going to be worth about thirty five million dollars for that team is too much. Carson Wentz Dylan his rookie deal. I think that works better. And I feel that he's gonna make a full recovery in right now him still recovering. They're not doing anything. This is phase one of the offseason program. So all they're doing is run around lifting weights, and you know, doing meetings here and there, right? And as the off season does go along then you wanna see how heats up, but they did sign or he signed Nate's suit fail or fail their backup quarterback. Right. He signed his RFA his restricted free agent tender today. So he. We'll probably get a bunch of the work this this this off season because you know, he goes down mean and Carson Lintz. And then all of a sudden get ready for Nate said sub-field show. I told you earlier, and we'll have it here again and trendy before we get out of here that yes yo- Puig was back today, and he was an hour late for his press conference winning. You know, he's doing his thing his way, and that hasn't changed the guys in Cincinnati say they love him right now. The media guys love him right now the players love him. It is a contract year. I would have liked for them to have kept him in a contract year. And we can kind of dive into that little further later, but there is some more good news. You know, who's in in the house to see Yasuko peak today at Dodger Stadium, give me a hint actor performance, one of the greatest performers in the history of southern California. Oh, wow. Performers. Wow. Have they performed at the form? No. They have performed at Dodger Stadium though. A lot of times one of the greatest storytellers, right? He's also a great story that guy got guy Vincent VIN scully's in the house today to see. Yes. Yo- piggies understated, your friend. Yeah. That'd be funny. SEM Los Angeles Vinnie. Give him the name, the the wild hor wild worship. Yeah. Vincent scully. So VIN is in the house today to watch. Yes. Yeah. That's what's trending. Brought to us by friends at the dudes brewing company with five tasting rooms in southern California towards Santa Monica. Santa Clarita Huntington beach in Thousand Oaks to order beer from the source. Visit the website the dudes brewed dot com code up next Bill Plaski win in on the Lakers today, and I'm gonna tell you I think Bill is up to something and onto something we'll tell you why next Saddam show here on ESPN LA, by the way, the dodgers game is actually gonna be on ESPN tonight and everybody can watch it. There's no local blackout. So you can watch the doors tonight on ESPN. Jackie Robinson nights. Jackie Robinson night and Puig right for Shaw. There's a lot of reasons to watch tonight. I wanna get to this Bill plash key column about the Lakers situation in just a second. But first speaking of the LA times, our buddy Arash Markazi writes in the LA times, and it was I just saw him post this on Twitter. You had mentioned to me in the break card that here's what he writes, the banners that hang hanging staple center should make everyone in Los Angeles smile when they look up and caused them to think of all the memories they represent a banner recognizing nipsy hustle in the arena that served as his final stage would be fitting. I'm with that. And before people, you know, start yelling and screaming at the radio. This is a banner of their as for Taylor swift. Okay. Who it's something like the most sellouts or something like that which I asked somebody the other day like so what? Happens with someone else becomes the most sold out artists in staple center history. Do they take her down or do? They just add one next to it. Like, how does that even work because that just seems weird man? Yeah. It'd be is. It's not like a number. That can't be surpassed take is. She has a banner because she has sixteen sold out, concerts hair. And that's to record for staple center. Right. I get that just past that. Right. But someone else could have seventeen and then what the hell do you do? Bring him banners down. See what I'm saying bring that better down. So before there's pushback on nipsy what I would say is because he's actually someone from it was from here and involved in the community actual Laker fan. Right. And they they had his funeral. There's staple center. I think all that makes way more sense. And again, if you don't want that to be the case, you don't have very many very much ground to stand on when Taylor swift has a banner there. Yeah. When you look at it too, though, it does you like what? Yeah. It's it's I I even noticed it. So I've been in that arena, man. Right. Two hundred times, maybe more. You know what I'm saying? And I looked up one eight was this season. I looked up and I happened to be just staring up at the sky. And I said why is there a Taylor swift banner there, and I knew it said it most sold out shows that that just seems silly again. It's a number that could be surpassed, Mike. I'm sorry. You. Right. Because I think they jumped the gun on that one. Because migos in Drake sold it out a few nights. I'm sure they can do it continuously if they wanted to the next six years, so we should look forward for benefit. Do you know what we we? We should. We should take a look at that Mike because. I know that what Staples. You only have a limited time of actually booking that venue. Right. Which is for the last couple years six six years for the Lakers. It's been since eighth. Fifteen. Yeah. Now with the clippers a little different story. Maybe, but I know that once the clippers are eliminated sorry, clippers waste going to happen soon. It's going to happen. So, but then all of a sudden now you have all these open dates now for Staples. And we'll see you know, what days you have concert. May you still have you know, the, you know, sparks that half some nights and stuff like that. But for concerts like back to back to back nights. I've known some people who could sell that thing. I if there if there are people out there, there are some groups that can sell that place out three nights in a row. Yeah. For sure. And then can do it. I for about three or four consecutive if shoddy come over here, she can set I think for three or four year for three or four years in a row, right? Three or four nights in a row and get sixteen. Okay. So I'll let you know some really just basically saying I want to shot eight concert to come to staple center. I agree. I I agree with that shot as pre nice man for sure. Show. I'm going Bill Plaski went in on the Lakers and their front office. And basically his the line of the entire story is. If rob Pelinka is going to be the guy that's going to be calling the shots. God help us. All. Wow. That's the line that Plaski wrote. And you know, it's hard to argue with them. Right. You know what I'm saying? Like, I it's hard to argue with 'em. Like, we've talked about it where it's one of these deals that you're thinking to yourself. How does this happen? Like, how did this happen where the Lakers found themselves in a situation where rob Pelinka with very little experience? And by the way, the experience he's had this past you know, these past two years hemmitt, great people were all look at the draft. And what they've done you forget they came in February. Okay. All that. Scouting was done yet when they got there. Okay. So the coups MMA, the hard stuff, we all knew they were taking Lonzo that was like, you know, a no brainer. At that point. That was not their staff that was Jesse buzz and Ryan west, and I've even heard Bill burqa was involved in the scouting of Kuzina. All those guys were the people that were scouting those guys. Now there. The draft was MOVA. Brighton. And we're still trying to figure out if he can play in see see. That's fine. I mean, I don't know. What he's I mean. He's in Detroit now. All right. I'll I'll see him in a couple of days. Actually, I'm doing their game on Saturday. So yeah. So that's not great. Obviously the guys they signed around LeBron's Niagara on with flash key. You know what I'm saying? Like this thing H is not looking good. It's not looking good. And I know and by the way, the Lakers deserve better. I I want the better round jewel of the sport. Man. That's like if you look. Okay. So I'm gonna give you a correlation. Right. I grew up a die hard Yankees fan. Okay. I know there was a host in this radio slot many many hosts ago, right? It's also I diehard Yankee fan. I am forty one years old. Okay. When I was born. Okay. I grew up. I was born in New York. I lived there for the first six years of my life. One of the first pictures I've seen of myself is that my dad took me to a Yankee playoff game in the late seventies. Okay. And I have been a Yankee fan because my dad was a Yankee fan. And then I grew up they were they basically as far as I can remember they weren't in the playoffs like their longest drought. Right. Was fifteen years. Those are all the years of my childhood and adolescence. Okay. They didn't make the playoffs until I was a freshman in college. So the last time they made the Plaza's nine hundred eighty one I was four years old. Wow. So I sure as hell didn't remember anything about that. And then they made it in ninety six and ended up winning the World Series. Right. So I understand what it's like to be the fan of the crown jewel of the sport and go through miserable years. Okay. Don mattingley was one of my heroes growing up. He was a baller. Okay. And then his back got her. And then they were just terrible. They were awful. They were a bad team. No different than what. The Lakers have been over the last six years, basically. So I understand what the Laker fan. Feels like because I did it and. When you're a kid, it hurts more. I think that as an adult because as an adult you can give context and perspective to stuff you've got life experience. But when you're a child and in growing up and highest man that stuff stings when I was that age Kirk, okay? Growing up of a football fan of dolphins fan when the dolphins would lose. When I was a kid. I couldn't be happy to like Thursday. You know what I'm saying? So when my baseball team like that which was again, the crown jewel of that sport much like the Lakers are of the NBA hurt me all the damn time. So when they finally won. I mean, I went bonkers. And then of course, they went on their dynasty, right? But so I get what Laker fan is feeling. So to see the mismanagement potentially of this. And I feel like it might be it. I get the pain. I kind of want to piggyback on this. When again, George, and I want you to realize this that. I am a warriors fan. I've been that way since I was born right? Eighty two and I've always been a warrior. I'm not a new age warriors fan. I'm of the old warriors would Don Nelson and Sharunas marshaled lowness, Tim Hardaway, Billy Owens. I mean, I go old school, right? And I saw those hard years to a point where we had to get a new owner. But it was the belief in the new ownership and giving us a direction hiring. Bob Myers bringing on Jerry West bringing on guys who can help make this team go and allowing what you're young players to develop in finding a coach Mark Jackson. The started. You know, what is not really working bring in Steve Kerr for the long term. So what I've learned in this little run this little dynasty of the warriors. Savor it savor, it it may not last but also believing you're young players. Bring it and allow them to develop into the players who we think they are what outs sabotage in the future. I think right now. If we're going to cater to LeBron you're going to sabotage the future and as much as you that that that satisfaction for right now or in the next year to what happens five years. Okay. I'm gonna push back on that a little bit Alex plane because Plachy agrees with you in that regard. But let's do that on the other side. Plus I want to get into the dodgers miserable week week. Three was not a good week for the dodgers. But there's hope on the horizon. We'll explain in just a second. And we'll take some of your calls on this eight seven seven seven ten ESPN on this Laker situation. Are you are you with Plaski? Are you just not feeling this Pelinka thing? I want to get to Luca's. Well, he got a new job. Good for him. All that coming up. Stick around sit down show ESPN LA. Yes, sir. Sit down and show here on ESPN LA. Thank you guys for tuning in each. And every day. We appreciate you guys and your patronage and listen to us. I know is not always easy everyday, man. Like, it's been a long day. You know, you might have a rough day at work Monday. Then lakers. Make it more difficult. On you. The dodgers go one in six last week. What the hell happened to them? They got swept by the cardinals. Four games, then they lost two of three to Milwaukee. They finally got off the Snyder thanks to Ross stripling yesterday and an easy game. But one in six this scored twenty five runs and gave up thirty nine in that stretch their pitching staff was in tatters, man. They had I mean, they basically did a bullpen start with Kayla. Ferguson and a bunch of dudes on on Saturday. But it just was a disaster. But. At least the reds are coming in. Now as we talked about Puig and stuff and again that game will be on ESPN television tonight. It'd be fun to see we back. It will be it will be. But I just think it's at least you're not facing a reds team that I think is very good. So that can help and you're back at home. And clearly that first homestretch was fantastic for you. So just being back at home. We'll I think kind of ease some of the pain a little bit potential. Yeah. I think you know, obviously, the beginning of the year you want to. You know, you want to feel good about where your seasons heading. And they do they feel they got obviously, Cody bellinger's having a great year an MVP type of year shining. Just outshining everybody Bucur Bucur bueller. And who'd ES. And. Are not. They're not doing great. Right. You know, the struggle a little bit. You know, you know, you you you're bats have been there. But then they actually you know, you go into row for your first trip. It didn't go the way that you want. But like you mentioned being back at home. I do wanna see how Clayton Kershaw performs tonight though. I really do because. Well, that's the thing. We've been talking about it. And that's the hope on the horizon now, I like Mason, and you, and I believe we're on the same page, and this is we talked about right? He is one of the keys now they've been ravaged so much by injuries that they just need to see some progress from him you'd like to win. Correct. Certainly. But I think what you want to see is an encouraging start as we talked about earlier. There was a story today. Talking about how he's been very stubborn about developing other pitches. And he's going to really rely on his changeup at something. He's been working on because he thinks that he's look he has to become craftier as he gets older because he lacks the velocity that he wants at you just not trying to let Kelly come in. That's all right. Yeah. You just you. That's that's the one thing. I'm seeing the dodgers is that you pay a little money in the off season on a relief to come in. And all of a sudden he's giving the game away. Right. So it is early. Like it is early. Let's slow down. You know? It's it's you know, how it is. We want every everybody wants to return on investment. Like, hey, we're Shaw this last year. Don't bring it back again. But what I would say to everyone much like I did last year is it's baseball. It's just baseball. That's the way it works. Sometimes it's one hundred sixty two games. But the starters have not been good even if you take out Caleb Ferguson's bullpen, basically or the bullpen game. The dodgers starting pitchers have still averaged under five innings during this past week. That's not good. Yeah. They're not even getting five innings. So that and that by the way that includes Ross stripling, you know, going eight innings on on Sunday yesterday. So it's just not ideal is all I'm saying like, you know, this is a good time to get it back Kershaw, by the way, the expectation is about ninety pitches ninety pitches, which is a bad. If that gets you in six innings, that'd be great. Yeah. I mean, hell even more than. Even more than five at this point the way things have gone over the last week or so so I as far as the dodge excuse me, the Lakers are concerned. People are hat, man. And I understand why people are hot and people are questioning like how do we go about this? How do we make this work? How did this? Go wrong. Look it's about there should be. There's a natural order to things. Right. So. When you are building a franchise you want to build a certain way, you want the person who's going to be in charge to ultimately make the decisions. Now, we found out through magic. You were talking about the stuff that were was revealed when he was talking to media one of the things we found out was he didn't really have a relationship with Pelinka never really did until he started working with it. That can't be the case. It's not that is not the way to do something, and you can't pill the organization that way. And now you're against they'll putting the cart before the horse by having Pelinka go through this coaching search, which let's face it. Now, are you going to hire someone above him? I doubt that to be the case because then he's going to have to guys on his staff a coach, Anna general manager that he didn't hire who in the right mind would take that job in that scenario. It's it's just weird. Now, you know what I mean? And that's all that's all I want as a person who lives in Los Angeles who observes things. The lakers. Do I just want to see the plan for the future? Meaning that you set up something to where there will be life after LeBron. But it will you give up your future. Okay, right now. Right. Where a Chan I think you have to do you have to do it. You only have a small window with him. I know people don't want to hear that you have a very small window with him. Even if you're not guaranteed to get that return right away. I mean, you've you've committed your pot committed at this point use a poker term, Fred in Santa Clarita. What's up, Fred? Hey, George how you doing? My concern is is more. The ownership. It's you know, it's a business. Do you need to make money? They've got to keep going. So I'm agreeing with you. I think they are going to cater to LeBron for now. And it's really going to leave us, you know, earn along run them open. You're going to tell me that I'm wrong, and we're going to look out for longevity the team for Laker fans. Who actually watched the games? We're I it just depends Fred it just depends on what the look they can land Anthony Davis if that ends up being something that actually happens. I think that that ends up being at least a nice place to start again. Like, it could be worse is what I'm saying. Makes sense. Okay. Appreciate it guys. Yeah. Like, I don't think it's all bad. You know, I know. You know, I know that sometimes it sounds like it's doom and gloom around here. But let's face it. It hasn't been pretty it's no reason to paint a pretty picture. No. It's not all bad. But I just think that when you have a roster that you could still be building with the younger players bringing in LeBron and you start to piece of guys at and then don't give out timelines too. That's another thing. Right. The timelines you'll be back. Oh man to two years. We good three years. We this. Oh, we playoffs next year. Like, no, if magic could do it all over again, I think he'd take that one back home for sure. All right coming up next. So the coaching searches on as I mentioned with Pelinka. And there are three names will tell you the three names and one of them people around him are trying to tell him don't do it. We'll tell you who that isn't just a sec Saddana show here on ESPN LA Kirk Morrison hanging out with us happy to have him here today. So when we went to break, I told you that there's tree names. There's three names the three names that are in the coaching search for the Lakers are Tyler Monty Williams. Right. John Howard as of right now. I if I were in charge, which clearly I'm not. I would expand that list even further because again as I've said repeatedly you and I've talked about earlier today. Kirk. You can peek into the window of how other people do business in the NBA and considering you have a novice as your general manager that I think would be some good Intel potentially. So there's that. And. Zach Lowe on his podcast has been a guest on this show. I thought had a great line today when talking about the Lakers, and look man, I know people here like, oh, you're so negative on the Lakers, plastic he's like I got a tweet from a buddy here named Dell. Dell Vegas bills a lifelong negative Lakers narrative writer magic called him out on his stepping down pressure that should say it all magic actually literally hugged Bill Plaski in that press conference like literally hug run. And so you're there are going to be people that just they don't wanna hear it. You know what I'm saying? Like, they don't want to hear what's happening. And when there's this many people. Who again in our business, if you work in the NBA, let alone here like we've already talked about it on this station, we need the Lakers to be good. If the Lakers are good this station blows up to a completely different level. We've seen with the numbers. So right when there's Laker news. The numbers are y you know, what I'm saying. But the NBA general needs the Lakers like David Stern once said, and I know y'all don't like David Stern because the Chris Paul, but he was asked what's your ideal NBA finals, and he said the Lakers versus the Lakers. You know? So there's a reason for that. So when you guys hear the negativity you can't look man life is not about affirmation is about information and the people with the most information, those are the people that succeed, okay? In any walk of life. Whether you're building an organization or you're just trying to get through your own damn individual life. Okay. And it doesn't mean you don't need a little Pat on the ass every once in a while everybody needs that. But generally in life, the more knowledge you have the better off. You are right. That's a general good rule of thumb. Yeah. Show that what we try to do on this show is let you know what the deal is. And I don't know. I think Mason does a really good job of this to where he he and I are very much aligned on a lot of these things right now. And I just think that it's crazy. How many people are like, oh, you get labeled negative, right, right or? Like Jeanie Buss like say fake news. She's going out there talking about people being fake news. But yet I have yet to see her or rob. Or anyone of that Lakers organization come out and take control of whatever the narrative is or come on even have a press conference. Right. This is what we're doing. This is this who we are. So this is what Zach Lowe wrote. Or excuse me, set on his podcast, quote, the atmosphere within the Lakers is poisonous. It's toxic. Nobody talks to each other. Nobody trusts each other. When it's time to make a big basketball decision. They don't have anyone to trust each other. So. When magic is talking about this Magic Johnson, the greatest Laker of all time telling you, there's backstabbing there's whispering. There's all sorts of nonsense going on like that isn't a red flag. I mean, granted Zach Lowe telling you should matter to because he's tied in right plugged into the league. But when MAC magic said it to you like you don't need to hear from me or Zack lower Kirk Morrison. Magic Johnson told you in plain sight in guys also if magic can get it anyone else can get correct, correct. If the greatest Laker of all time can get back stabbed within that organization. What the hell do you think's going to happen? Anyone else there right now? Which is why you have to why I thought genie should just clean house and just start over which and let someone build the culture the right way. Hire the person at the top, you know. You know? 'cause that was that was the key. And magic press conferences will was that magic. Why are you doing this right now why you didn't tell anybody because I didn't want it to leak out? But he said that member didn't want to let people know that. Because if he let one person no it will leak out that Magic Johnson is stepping down. He's like I wanted to do this on my own, right? I didn't want anybody to know. He's like this. You know, people tell me I'm walking up and people telling me, hey, what are we going to do next year? I'm not going to be. But that's the huge part of it is that the structure of the Lakers going forward. I'm not a Laker hater, I just like to give out the information that I know, right? When you look at the structure of as a fan because I was once that fan where I think Lakers fans are right now, I was once that fan of the Golden State Warriors of what are you going to do? How are you going to get us back? We're the laughing stock of the league riot because you are because you have the best player on the planet, and you. Even make the playoffs. But I said, well we were fourth in the west. And it was a man you if you want to keep living on that. And Sam in our season could have been this man, they were they were closer to the ten seed than the one see when they were when he was thirty four games into the thirty four games in a season. It was like it was too much basketball still left to be played on Lonzo got hurt. And you have here's my thing. You had a guy like David Griffin out there right free. You didn't have to ask for permission to talk to him. And you let him go to New Orleans now that may end up being a good thing. Because he we know he came on this show and talked about how much you liked Brandon Ingram right when he was working at NBA TV. So that may end up working at the lake in the Lakers favor anyway. But man, like, how do you not get the guy at least to talk to him? I think an NBA circles he's been ordered not to hook up the Lakers. Maybe that's what some people say. I don't I don't think he he would take that job if he has any parameters Juliet. But I think that he's not giving LeBron what he wants miles in Sherman oaks would up miles. Is there a thanks for taking my call. Sure. Thank you for calling you kind of answering. My question a little bit about j Griffin about whether his his going to New Orleans put increase the Lakers chances of getting Hansi Davis. Would he want anyone else? Besides Brandon Ingram. Do you think? So my understanding that David and this was out on the internet because David Griffin was talking about the Anthony Davis situation in regards to Boston. And what he said on television was I would want a kid. I think a young player who I think it'd be a star player. I want a ready made role player that can help set the culture, and I want draft picks, and he was talking about he used as the example of Boston Jason Tatum, Marcus smart and a bunch of picks. So with the Lakers, we know he said it on this show that he likes Brandon Ingram. He said that Brandon Ingram takes way too. Which grief the problem is now the medical situation. Right. So I don't know what that means. But he was bullish on Brandon Ingram. Big time. So if Brandon Ingram held situation can be cleared, and it's no longer an issue. Then maybe maybe he can do that. But you're right. Maybe New Orleans as an ownership group says not we don't want to do with the Lakers. And that's possible. I just don't think Griff would take the job. If that were the case, I we'll take your calls than the other side, by the way in the last hour, the man who makes people cry in sports, Tom Rinaldi was there at the masters yesterday. He's coming up later in the show in this next hour, Kirk kurkin, take your calls, I want I never got to the stuff with one of the coaches. So Theron Lou is the leader in the clubhouse. According to reports, right? I'm gonna tell you something about Toronto Blue. You're gonna wanna know. Okay. If you're a Laker fan. There is absolutely something you're going to want to know about what people around Theron Lou are telling him about this Laker job. Stick around. We'll coming back and four minutes.

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REShow: Calais Campbell. Hour 1 (07-31-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Calais Campbell. Hour 1 (07-31-19)

"Thank you for listening to this podcast. One sports net production available on Apple podcasts and podcast one okay. This is a thirty second commercial. Jill and I'm going to throw a lot of numbers at you but please stay with me and just fifteen minutes. You could say fifteen percent or more on car insurance. This company's been offering great rates in great service risk for over seventy five years in anytime you need help you can speak to one of their trained specialists twenty four seven the company is Geico go to geico dot com today sorry for all the numbers and in five four three two one. I'm out of time now is the chance to use reliable Bible energy to grow your money with the Dominion Energy Reliability Investment our new investment product offers competitive returns no maintenance fees and flexible flexible online access to your money make the reliable investment in reliable energy the Dominion Energy Reliability Investment to find out more go online to reliability investment dot com. That's reliability investment DOT COM welcome to this edition the rich Eisen show. We are live on the air from the A._T._T.. Students in Los Angeles California and boy. Do we have a packed house today. This is going to be fun. We got a lot on the table table. We're keeping an eye on major league baseball's trade deadline which <hes> crosses in four hours less than four hours right now and hardly anything has moved <hes> hardly a thing as moved yes marcus stroman went to the mets and Trevor Bauer went to the Reds Red's last night so to top pitching candidates that could take a team. That's on the verge of the World Series Cusp of the world series of the verge of the playoffs to try and maybe we make the playoffs and go on a run. They went to teams that are way back in the in in the wild card race in your just left scratching your head right now. So maybe the next four hours team like the Astros Yankees Red SOx dodgers cubs brewers. Maybe nationals somebody makes a move who've of significance I know the braves made a move last night. They got Chris Martin from the Rangers but right now no Madison Bumgarner no it looks like syndergaard staying put but the mets might trade Zack Wheeler in the next four hours. Keep an eye on all with that <hes> and you know I just will not start the show with a baseball. I just won't do it. I will pay the respect to baseball that we should keep an eye hi on the trade deadline. That's what we should be doing not talking about how cool it was that bunch guys acted like total complete babies. There's no other way way to put it and I understand that their men in the baseball got thrown at somebody and you're settling scores. I just went down a little break baseball wormhole. We'll hit that later on okay because you know I'm I'm passionate about this subject and it was absurd and how baseball lets it happen. Let's IT happen. This is baseball can can stop it so I'm going to stop it right now. Mike can be guarded by a bank account. Finally we found what can guard Mike Nice. Benjamin's can guard Mike Congratulations to Michael Thomas. He is a one a hundred million dollar contract owner. He was signed five years. One hundred million dollar extension for the New Orleans Saints. They have have <hes> one of the top receivers to come into the game. I guess <hes> let me do this right here. <hes> one hundred million dollars that is that's eight zero's correct right correct so he already has an O._H.. In an I o that's too he just added seven more goes out of the Ohio statement this kid <hes> has come in and he fits that system and drew brees looks for him and he is tough to stop and he he deserves US good for him. The Saints got done and it's a five year one hundred million dollars extension one assumes he will be showing up lickety-split to to put his Michael Thomas on that contract drew brees has to be happy saints or Happy Sean Payton said this is going to get done and <hes> and like I said <hes> this is now a new watershed highest paid wide receiver in the N._F._l.. Fifth highest paid non quarterback in the N._F._l.. Based on an an an annual average value of the contract so there you have it a hundred million bucks ten clear of Odell Beckham's contract sixty one million of it is guaranteed twenty million dollar signing bonus. They basically told him hey mike you're making one million bucks this year. How'd you like to get nineteen million more that you're signing bonus but we WANNA get you in contract for six years and he wisely took that deal sold he wisely took that deal because if you are a guy who can play the next year or two of your six years with drew brees which it looks like he can and have Sean Payton dialing things up and you've got Alvin Kamara who is as dynamic a wide receiver running back as you can have smart? Stay put New Orleans loves you you love them. You're in a great spot good job all around right there and now Julio Jones I mean he's got to be just arms back likeness garlic <hes> like Red Auerbach feet up on the table and then Amari Cooper. He's making fourteen million this year. We heard that from Micheal Irvin yesterday that the cowboys there is no rush to really get him done Ezekiel Elliott still an Combo San Lucas. They gotta get him in and get him done. The cowboys can sign Alfred Morris all they want and Jerry Jones can talk about rightfully so that you don't need a running back to win the rushing title in order to win the world championship in order to win the whole shooting match. You do not need somebody who is a rushing champion correct Dallas cowboys however have built their team to do that and it's not just Zeke again. DEMARCO Murray led the League in rushing in two thousand fourteen. This is the way Jerry's done it. The three super bowls with the triplets Emmett Smith won the rushing title every single one of those years it's his model and in his model you gotta pay the Guy who runs the ball like Ezekiel Elliott and by the way who also pass protects on third down like no other back in the league so keep an eye out for that but well done by the New Orleans saints getting done what they needed to get done right then and right there so we've got on this show coming up couple of national football league players in the trenches collapse Campbell. The Jaguars will join us. He's first up can't wait to ask him where his brinks truck was David Bahktiar of the Green Bay packers because we're fair and balanced. We're going to get somebody on the defensive side of the ball on the on the line in the offensive side of the ball. Did you hear Chris this kind of got lost amongst all all of the N._F._l.. Chatter about contracts and hold outs and obviously if you WANNA throw the major league baseball deadline on top of it and where have been talking to coaches nonstop stop about <hes> pass interference now being viewable that the national football league and I didn't even hear I must have missed this when Al River on spoke at the N._f._l.. <hes> media symposium there's going to be a point of emphasis. The three dreaded words in the National Football League is not a rule change. It's just the competition committee said you know what we've seen. <hes> something that we're are allowing that by rule isn't allowed and we're GONNA just clamp down on this thing and players are gonNA have to adjust remember that was the whole thing about having to hit the <hes> receiver or whoever if you're a defender have to hit somebody in the proper strike zone right and they made that point of emphasis midseason many many years ago because there was a particularly troublesome Sunday where a bunch of players got knocked out cold due to some hits and usually the points of emphasis says however are made in the non-playing portion of the season and everybody has to figure it out. There's a point of emphasis on offensive holding down the Pike. That's just what we need games to take longer drives to stop because they're throwing more flags for weight holding awesome a specific <hes> rule change year ear <hes> natural team point of emphasis on something called a lobster block. Okay okay by the way that was eh terrible beef fifty two song when offensive linemen grab defenders around the torso or shoulders to prevent them from flowing to the play from the back side. David Bahktiar will join us from packers training camp where I'm I'm. I'm looking to see I'm looking to see also so who of these wide receivers not named Davante Adams is GonNa come to the fore and what the hell does this Matt leflore offense look like and all of this obviously leads to fantasy see football conversations and we've got <hes> <hes> two of the three hosts of the fantasy footballers podcast <hes> <hes> Mike Right and Jason Moore will be here. Andy Holloway will join us for Rich Eisen. Show is in overtime a slab all three of them afterwards so we're going to start diving in on the last day of July. We've been really trying to hold off like like braveheart. We've been trying to hold up so I guess that's maybe Mike you should get that drop later on when we're talking about a point of emphasis on holding we've been trying to hold off on fantasy football as much as we can August is we all know is the month where everybody most everybody does their. They're drafting so I you know I'm wondering I'm hearing a lot about Valdez scheduling. That's that's a name I'm hearing Equa Minia Saint Brown Brown they have they have a lot a lot of names in that <hes> that packers offense and that depth chart so Julio Jones going to have to get paid and then uh-huh Amari Cooper in anybody else elite receiver and again <hes> Odell Beckham had that five year deal in two thousand eighteen keep an eye on when everybody Mike Evans and Brandin Cooks De'andre Hawkins keep an eye on any of these wide receivers when they're guaranteed money runs out and then you're gonNA start to hear about them raising their hands as well then monitored Yea I I also understand I would have to think about taking one of these five above Antonio Brown to okay stood at richeisenshow on twitter of course you know it Saquon Barkley all day every day for number one number on overall yet think so even with. I don't WanNa even here well. There's going to be focusing. Focusing on him is going to be checking down to him. Very well played very well played that poll questions brought to you <unk> by our friends at man versus food on cooking channel also Terrell. Davis is GONNA join us. We're getting set after tomorrow. Show we're going to the football hall of fame and Canton Canton Ohio <hes> by the way nick born at Connie passed away today at the age of seventy eight the pro football hall of Famer <hes> from Canton class of two thousand one one part of the dolphins dynasty part of the perfect team in one thousand nine hundred seventy two. I just WANNA make mention as well but nick <hes> after playing football football played for the Boston Patriots for many years as well <hes> after many years of playing football <hes> loved watching him on <hes> inside the N._F._l.. H. B. All right and then <hes> you know his son Mark. <hes> got hurt on a football field and <HES> I was paralyzed and Mark <hes> watched his Dad Nick Try and cure paralysis and V._A.. Spokes spokesman for that Ah for decades and I just wanted to just send all of our condolences out and we I know we're heard every single day canton Ohio and I'm sure they will be quite something <hes> setup <hes> to remember Nick Bona Connie and we're also heard in south Florida every single day so I just wanted to say <hes> rest in peace to one of the nicest isis guys to ever lace him up in Nick born at Connie so Terrell Davis will join us Pat Bowlen's going into the pro football hall of fame this weekend. I think he wants to come on <hes>. Just give one last shoutout to pat before before <hes> <hes> this weekend and then last year T._d.. Dropped quite a nugget it when he was on the show about Philip Linzie about the kid who's asked him for his number thirty and he's like you know what I saw the way he played. I saw what he was like. I gave him my number thirty and neither neither of us. Chris went to the waiver wire and picked him up didn't want a dumb ass move. At least we still won the league. I now but still nice to have some so we'll I'll try and get something out of Terrell Davis David Ferrie. He's going to join us for some Golf News Yeah. Oh don't miss it. Okay don't miss the data excited talk some golf with David Garrick Anytime Verizon. Yes it'll be great support us <hes> that might come up okay wanted to know from yesterday's show just wanted to know when you said that the first shot of your entire life life ever playing golf was a hole in one on a par to add two jobs it was a short hole was and called it apart to twenty seven dollars. Just basic arms saying is do not Miss David Ferte an hour number two of the show he may or may not have heard about what might that a two for set on yesterday just throwing it out there. Obviously he was part of the coverage N._B._C. 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And the four time pro bowler from the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line collapsed Campbell back here on the show Ohio class. Oh Mac playing you know happy to tell a job and be playing a game a lot twelve years twelve years. What would you tell that rookie about the N._F._l.? That you know now would you tell that record enjoy enjoy every minute of it. You know I mean I've seen a lot of people come and go and you know it's hard to due to <hes> twelve years N._F._l.. So it's definitely been incredible ride but you know just enjoy every minute flies by so. Where was your trip to to arrive yeah that was that was the principal? You know that that was funny. Hi Dave is the comedian that was doing now perform. That's who that was funny. You know that guy commercial together on for that but that's kind of funny knows. I should've followed the money so this was a shoe deal situation that they think so. I think so <hes> all I know. Is You know being a Yugai Reggie Wayne used. I have the best term Oh yeah he really did. I mean he would he would show up you know I guess he would show up sometimes by air by playing you know by car. I know that I know Reggie would do that sort of thing so <hes>. Do we know who told Tom Coughlin offline. The jalen Ramsey was doing this. Do who is that person collapses at the one who informs AK- hey Tom Guess how Jaylen got no idea but uh there. Is Somebody on that staff there. Is Somebody in the building whose job it is to tell. Tom Coughlin stuff like that right class sure I've no idea what are do you dealing with different flowcharts. I'm sure okay. Let's get into it here. What I guess what happened to your team last year I mean well well? How would you describe your twenty eighteen season in Jacksonville collapse? Oh you know what I mean. We know British petitions and we didn't want to to but the good thing about that is is that it was a learning experience. You know we have a young team matured a lot. You know you can see you know the guys who are still here from that team. <hes> there was a lot of maturity dirty. A lot of lessons being learned so you know I think pay dividends this year this team that we have to share especially I just I I loved energy and a locker my now tell me tell me about it. How's it different really just a lot more? <hes> guys are locked in you know not to say we want to make sure I mean you know every year you know <hes> there's some battles and go through but <hes> you know just energy and the speed we play with you know the competition. <hes> energy brings his very impressive to you. Now I mean he's he's a great competitor. Now we're out there going back and forth and I just love the way competes with us you know in the trash and definitely fun choice because you you let me to my next question here. Nick Sol's talks trash. He taught him I mean it's like the the the fun kind to you know. Oh man you know I mean they. Just let me know. Are you know he does a good ball. You know he's just a liquor in. Do you talk trash. It does a good ball. He's had that look Komo special but how does having guy who's a super bowl M._v._p.. At that position and I and I know again <hes> you know what what Blake bortles meant to the team when he was drafted there and what they hope to have and how close you did get to the Super Bowl <hes> that nick foles one okay okay that said <hes> <hes> wh how how is falls made different that you have somebody that with that steady hand and resume at that position and I think the big thing is <hes> you know as wisdom you know. When you're you know he's a thirty year old quarterback and me personally? I think quarterbacks are in their prime. When I get to thirty you there's some guys who've really flash early and careers but most quarterbacks you know my opinion when I get to thirty s when you really start understanding the game at the highest level where you can really thank you know what people are trying to do to you intact weaknesses the defense and so when you're out there against you know I mean I could tell he really? He knows what we're trying to do. He knows what a weekend says Donald Defense. He's really trying to exploit them and what it does. It makes us better because now we have to be honest about you know playing towards I stress but but protecting our weaknesses in knowing where we need to be a shot back and <hes> when you have that you know definitely mentioned shopping iron we're all better yeah crisper at the position and maybe a little bit more <hes> and is there more respect in the locker room <hes> a lot of respect man. These guys love Damn football game football and you're about their plan for one another. You know you respect each year. That's something you have to do. You have to respect and <hes> you know as a whole you know. The team is has really been. <hes> you know guys are competion. Never Spent Infos especially you know he's the guy who Locker Room set off a little bit of an alarm bell and in in in in parts of the N._F._l.. Trying to Suss what the Jaguars were all about has that all just been <music> slept out with the changes that were made in the last say few months collapse like each year you have to reestablish you know <hes> you you know who you WanNa be in your identity and so <hes> you know you really kinda start with a clean slate and so yeah you know it just it's a new clean slate and <hes> you guys came in and really put the work in and <hes> you know so I feel like <hes> you know I think energy in the locker room is better and I mean we have a way schedule which I think I take off the coast marrone because he created a you know I mean the last couple of years are trying to campus. You know schedule that was really really demanding and <hes> I think that <hes> making these adjustments really gave us a lot of <hes> may coming in a lot more fun for the guy so we're having a great time and you can see guys. It's really getting better and love and been in love and been working to pay big dividends interesting so doug. Marrone has switched something up. Can you give me an example. Oh that S <hes> there's a lot you know that is different to a degree but I think a lot of it is just <hes>. Just you know having a scheduled agile that is a very <hes> friendly. You can take care of your body to spend more time in the locker room. I think that's one thing that <hes> trying to get this for just being around the guys and so we just some locker room time where we just get the hand and and and eat together and then you know we don't take our bodies. You know Nicole Tub share stories. You know building that bond. Sometimes we're helping each other other. They'll talk about players on the field <hes> but that time is crucial you know being able to have that time so <hes> you know I mean I take my hat off the customer on because you know he's uh-huh he's always tried to become a better coach and talked with players and <hes> and you know and he listens to US and sometimes he'll agree with us and and tell us to do you know I'll look into ended up more and sometimes book. I like that you know that's built that trust the communication than in Mexico better team well. Hey I mean you know look look at this Coughlin's offline giants. I mean the the story goes from <hes> the first year that they won the Super Bowl with Coughlin and Eli is that Coughlan relaxed things just uh a wee bit and and then had some sort of <hes> you know <hes> I guess <hes> Group of veterans that got together and would come to him up with some ideas that players were interested in change things and they WANNA super bowl. I mean that happened. That absolutely happened. That's that would be nice. I know how <music> how is four nets collapse. I mean when you talk about clean slates and perhaps maturity. Is that a guy that you'd be referring to on that front collapsed bringing a a lot of energy. You know he's bringing a lot of energy. You know he's running the ball practice and he comes you know he's come to work every day with energy which is the most inge ask ask for a young player with his ability is just come to work with some some positive energy and and when you see the whole heart they'll make your move. <hes> you know I <hes> just you know you know what is the south and you know and I love his personality when he gets into that mode of talking trash and have it a little talk to him and you know he's been. He's been impressive so far. You know there's a lot of about a room by the time you know we have a long way to go. We're not what we want to be <hes> but <hes> you know he's definitely impressed me pot of impressed me so you know exactly what we need to be right now. It's just kind of keep working couple. More minutes left with delays Campbell. The Jacksonville Jaguars okay so in terms of impressive. One of my favorite moments from the draft callejas was a snapshot of your new teammate Josh Allen having his kid on his lap and he's on a landline phone because he can't be on his cell phone because his son is watching a movie on it and I just <hes> took me that was an emotional with his head touching his son's head as his moment has he's hearing from. Maybe was Tom Coughlin Arshad Khan I don't know who it might have been on the phone telling him that he was a Jaguar. That was just all kinds awesome. We'll see what what can you tell me about this young man and how successful he might be with you this year. I just love the game. You know you give me a guy who led the game. You know we can be Richard we can figure out how to play football my way no and but he has a lot of natural ability and he and he's a he's a sponge for knowledge so many questions and understand the details of things and he'll work and you know I mean today after practice we're working on the move and you know and I was trying to work with him and he was terrible. I I kind of laughing at how bad he was trying to do. He was like maybe the same for me but then we got to work a little bit more and it's like <hes> you and already started getting a feel for it and you know and I think it's GonNa be a big move for them and but the thing is is that just he's hungry for knowledge and he's WanNa put to work in the game and I mean you you've seen them in from. He's very very blessed and so you know I'm really looking forward to seeing what he does what he can definitely help us. Yes and have you spoken to in Gakugei any time lately you know he's he's a you know a guy who <hes> we have a really good relationship. You know we talked a little bit. You know fairly often and I know I'm excited for you. I'm excited for year twelve. It's IT'S A it's a significant number for you personally and this is a tough division. The Jacksonville could absolutely compete and win <hes> I'm. I'm very excited for your class. I really am thermonuclear opportunities. There just got to put the work in and make it happen. Just knock on it all right. Thanks for the call collapse. We'll chat down the line. Always a pleasant thought you'd be right back at you right back at you always a pleasure one of my favorites Callejas Campbell twelve twelve years twelve years since that mountainous man I'm serious man he thing about it. That Jaguars Team mm-hmm that was once defined Gilmore batted pass away from playing Nick Foles in that Super Bowl plan against him that Jaguar team was to an all last year beat the Patriot they did they. They spanked the giants in week. One in New Jersey the pats down pretty good night and then they were to in Oh and then things just beginning it definitely injury ridden on the offensive line that team that I saw because I I did their game in London last year against the Eagles foles didn't play in that game but foles. was there obviously they they were just a banged up team that was banged up on the offensive line and the back end of the defense was totally dismantled by injury as well as whatever the the hell was going on late night in in London. If you remember yeah I mean seriously marrone was sick to his stomach so it's interesting to hear that he's like okay. We're GONNA come in and we'll you. You know back off a little bit smart move see if it works for net runs downhill foles does whitten Saint Nick's Dun rite. I'm giving you a nice picture right here. I'm assuming in gakugei comes in Campbell Allen. I like it. I still think it's Indianapolis. Annapolis is division despite what Houston's been able to cook at what a division right division. I know tough division. I'm I'm excited for it which one's better A._F._C. South N._F._C.. Sell man it's interesting. It's the the the supposed weakest links are the ones with Winston Mario top two picks right but you you don't know what Tennessee is GonNa look like. I don't know they they played in game two fifty six last year too yeah. I know what the bucks are. GonNa look like right so oh. I guess it depends I can't we do a new rich Eisen. Show such a line in the sand pick aside we should do. We should should do a new rich Eisen show segment called. It depends but I'm going to say I'm going to sit here and take a stance right if I if I'm if I if I don't have the conviction I'm GonNa fake it. Just pick up because you just pick a side division. I would take the N._F._C. South okay. I think that's the right answer. Is that the good July thirty first. That's the right there are two three while to believe breezes has never won M._v._p.. Of A regular season there's two M._v._p.. quarterbacks and Ryan and Cam and a first ballot goat in in breeze so you want to talk about quarterbacks is great. I think those those are those are three hall of Fame Quarterback Matt Ryan in Hall M._V._p.. One love should have won a super bowl good. You're kind of going a little higher register which belies you don't believe it. No you know hey case needs to be made. No aren't we take a break. The insanity that broke out in Cincinnati Ohio I just absolutely nuts between the pirates and the reds and I and the latest on what's going on in the major league baseball trade deadline front. We're coming up on three and it's less than three and a half hours till something's done. We're starting to see a few moves. That's next on the rich Eisen show. Hey listeners just wanted to take a minute it to thank all of my great sponsors. All of you great listeners for supporting this podcast certainly couldn't do this. Show without either of you and I wanted to remind you that you can support my sponsors answers by going to my show page at podcast one dot com clicking on the support this podcast button and there you'll see all of my wonderful sponsors that help make this show possible so thank you for downloading subscribing and of course supporting now back to the show stay tuned for sixty seconds of eight nine news headlights right after this podcast awesome here Eric Garrett. He's leaving them out. He wants a piece of somebody America Texas Wayne or you can get up punch. They are hitting each other. All of this is not real fight their participating throw somebody got a haymaker well now. We got quake quake once creek but creek wants nothing to do with WHO can blame them David Bill. I think needs to tell him that he's an Indian help us are is that we is Cleveland Indian right now and doesn't know it is headed toward the dugout off. He's been thrown out or maybe they've just pulled him. Hey you've been traded great job great job by <hes> the pirates radio network of calling the insanity that broke out last night between the pirates and the reds entities insane it is insane so let me let me try and set the table for you because it's not just about July thirtieth aretha about April seventh. Yes April seventh with Derek Dietrich stared at a home run that he crushed off of Chris Archer K. in Pittsburgh Eric. I'm just absolutely stared at it. Okay and tempted. There's no other way to put Right and <hes> David Bell came out the manager of the reds to argue that there was a warning that was given and then war and then puig jumps out and then the feuds plan in this is on April seventh okay so the bad bloods been there all year long or sure sure last night fourth inning games already the Pittsburgh which has lost nine in a row so they're hot already <hes> they're up by six runs and that's when dietrich step to the plate okay and K Oni Kayla. The reliever of the pirates fired one so far above Dietrich's head. It was almost comical like it hit the backstop but it was close to the head. Ed Yeah that's scary. seventh-inning my bad seventh-inning six run game it hit the backstop it was the catcher didn't even get it sailed over the head or the empire who didn't even get out of his crouch. I mean it was comical but everybody knows what the hell that was all about right. So David Bell the reds manager got ejected in the eighth inning arguing balls and strikes and then jared Hughes of the reds hit Sterling Martina this first pitch the ninth he got he gets checked it an so incomes Amir Garrett and he you know box goal say he he <hes> he pitched two-thirds minuting unending but man. Did he really get in his full his full inning of work because as he's being taken out by I guess the interim manager <hes> he's staring down the pirates were yelling back at him and he deci-. I've never seen this before. He decided to just say I'm not going in my dugout. I'm heading to the posing dugout and I'm taking them all on at wants and throws a punch and the feud start playing and so basically what happened because bell who got ejected he comes out of his clubhouse and he's he's down on the ground in a headlock. Somebody's putting him in a headlock and as you heard from the announcers once everything settled down Puig starts yelling at Creek of the the pirates in everybody's in the full posture of like hold me back call me back while I try to fight situation right right and of course the usual L. drill as you know which is my biggest pet peeve of all of this stuff and Major League Baseball are the bullpen folks who just come jogging and although I think it wasn't just the usual jog. UGH I think fast they're sprinting. Brouhaha backup catcher's gear yeah. They're all hopping on the perimeter so basically this is the first first ever fight I've seen where a removed pitcher bum. Russia's opposing dugout ejected objected manager joined the fray from the clubhouse and traded player Yossi Elp we had just been traded in a three team deal between the padres Indians anrades. He's a he's a Cleveland Indian out there fighting on behalf of his red steam so you've got a traded player fighting on behalf half of former teammates and because puig was doing full week stuff he was he went full puig. Never which is again full full tweet is not only being in the midst of a brawl but once everything settled down you're still hot under the collar and create that second wave wave of pushing and shoving where things can totally get out of hand so we've seen these three things. I've never seen a fourth thing that I think it's coming that I don't believe ever happen. You've got a brawl started by a removed pitcher. Bum rushing entire are opposing dugout. Never seen that a removed or a injected manager joining the fray with uniform off from the clubhouse right a player who's already been traded fighting on behalf of his former teammates not knowing he's been traded and what I think is coming a player about to join a new team in his first few games suspended that the Indians acquired a suspended in baseball player which one thinks puig has to be yes and one has to look. I tweeted about how dumb this was last last night and I got a whole bunch of stuff from pirates fans saying okay. They threw it are they. You know they've been our guide that one guy I pimped and then hey this has been bad blood. All Year long reds fan saying well dumb. If you know somebody threw it somebody's head right and and then I got a lot of stuff from Ohio state fans like well. You know what dumb is rich. Okay got a lot of that stuff. Howard pirates fans ending this well pirates fans ends are upset that they got pimped on and that the reds and that the reds have been the reds have been just as offensive on the <hes> on the unwritten rule front of Baseball April seventh man get over it the pirates of hit more batters than any other teams so this thing is also boiling and vodka and other guys? Were saying look if we're not. GonNa get defended if we're if we're sitting ducks out there and we get baseball's heads. We're going to handle their business ourselves. Which is an indictment on baseball and then baseball can end this thing right now. As far as I'm concerned certainly when you hear what Kayla had to say after the game flat out admitted he went head hunting last night. I'm going to tell you the truth. You know. The reason I went up in strictly just to one you know show my intent of you know with my pitch and took much dietrich that I didn't necessarily agree with the way things went down. Of course people could save as overdue at the end of the day this space for I have to protect my teammates and I have to do what I feel is right now only that you have after fish in this game day that we're not allowed to pitch today that became baseball drips cases you know so. I was just doing my part doc. I think he caught himself right. In the middle of it. I'll be honest with the head hunted and then he tried to backtrack by was pitching in pitching in you nearly you nearly you nearly got it through so damn heart usually through it through the netting behind home plate. It never went through the netting and hit a fan. Fans were flinching. It was such a straight shot over the head yeah on the fly his here's the deal here's the deal. Here's the deal baseball's. GotTa Tell Cayote Kayla for saying thank by the way thank you for being honest got it overdo. This happened happened on April seventh. It's July thirtieth if you are in a game up by six saying you're trying to settle the score. That's months old that you can even say it was settled. Dietrich was hit before you're done for the year. You're done for the year finished. We don't WanNa see you. You're done you can hit him in the ahead and he's selling tone vodka. It's trim like I you can get some of this. To what are you doing. What are we doing and baseball ended the dislike N._B._a.. Ended it. You won't see anymore. The minute you set a tow onto the field when you're not on a field already you're out and if you move a toll out of the position when you're standing you're out you're suspended and certainly this business. I know we have our fun but running in for the bullpen twenty more guys joined it and I've asked every single player. I've asked a bunch of players I've ashland door and have asked Bregman. I know baseball players and they WANNA see their brethren coming from the Penn.. They WANNA be one big unit. What the hell was that all about last night a traded he didn't player trading punches or attempting to a pitcher removed from the game going full braveheart and a manager John supposedly supposed to be responsible on. I'm sure Bella basically say clint hurdles one who's starting art and all this stuff right because it's his guy who's head hunting and clearly felt ready for takeoff didn't think that the boss would get upset about about it. What are we doing. Baseball has got to come down hard hard. I mean just like bring the hammer the absolute absolute hammer because we're talking about this trade deadline. I mean we had we had ten minutes. Do this and I just went. I I mean I had to get this off by chest. Is anybody been traded so the race have acquired hase's Aguilar from the brewers there you go. That's why people are talking out of brawl. PUIG's gotta get suspended and Kale has got to be set for the year. He went through baseball at somebody's head. What are you doing 'cause. He pimped a home run on E.. Broke the unwritten rules on April seventh July thirtieth. What are you doing but a lot of people on twitter. This baseball needs so cool. It's great and I maybe I'm an old man. Get off my lawn cool Terrell Davis and David Ferte wait till you hear him hour too coming up prepare to get stunned. Stunning Steve Austin show is back and better than ever been kicking his ass kicked out of the piledriver you time to go home with new new exciting episodes featuring tales from his new life unbelievable past interviews and talks to pro wrestling. Powell's you name it. Steve's on it your cameras download new episodes of but Steve Austin show every week on apple podcasts and podcasts one now is the chance to use reliable energy to grow your money with the Dominion Energy Reliability Investment. Our new investment product offers competitive returns no maintenance fees and flexible online access access to your money. 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Our 2019 US Open Rundown ft. Roxy

Yeah, We Said It

1:34:12 hr | 1 year ago

Our 2019 US Open Rundown ft. Roxy

"Volition gene y'all welcome to another episode of year we sit. We're like ready for the u._s. Ground okay done l. how you doing today i'm doing fantastic. I really get into this draw great joining us. Today is our longtime frank creator of hashtag b._p. S u._s._c. black people saving u._s. army l._g. Brie brie. Hey y'all how's the go and i'm doing. We went pretty good good. You're ready to get started. Yeah absolutely yeah alright so news. I have carlos carlos ramos. I hate to even mention his name but you know he's according to the tournament the u._s. Open he's not going to umpire. Any matches is for venus or serena during this tournament <hes> <hes> i love it right. I'm cool. I'm fine. Would it a lot of people a lot of people on twitter up in arms about it but apparently it was the tournament's decision and not even serena wasn't even a part of it so he i mean i'm sure they're gonna blame her but you you know she doesn't have that kind of pool like she can't tell the whole tournament what to do. Clearly adamovich places definitely got this one. <hes> also have that roughing roger federer veteran. Your meltzer have joined the player council. They reelected to fill the role vacated following the resignations of robin. Hi jamie murray dan so like we mentioned before. Can they get the a._t._p. Council out of their shit hole. We think no it wasn't gonna change yeah. I really don't seaney thing changing either. I mean it's more of a happier <unk> happier to see veteran at all that joke bitch but they probably are going to have the same policies to be honest right roger is his title is like at larger something right so. I don't even like how invested we actually be. It seems like he did almost because he had to i hi because he really wanted to because he had already left the player council of months before right right <hes> and if i remember correctly exactly all their terms in <hes> next year round wimbledon so you're not really permit right right so i mean we'll see what happens. Apparently joke of it said something about <hes> gimelstob. Impress and twitter wasn't too happy about it but i'm not really sure what was said. I missed that to bill simon that guy he tweeted okay okay sloan stevens she split from vin grunfeld and then we later found out rejoined forces with canal murray who left his post as coast for monica puig very abruptly <hes> putin had moved to chicago to work with him these partnerships that they both had respectively were not working. Well clearly and sutanto worked really really well when they were together so it's messy but it makes sense it. I'm glad i'm glad to act together because it was weird when they split first of all 'cause i didn't know idea i come in thus as far as i know there was a reason given but <hes> well as sloan fan in the group <hes> apparently what <unk> happened was apparently when it happened was is that they come out just like on a break like christmas break doc and then a slow never got back to him so it was just really poor communication so he went out and got a job with monica because you know her mom called him up and was like hey don't see you working with anybody which i'm working with monica and he was like yes so it's kinda seems like monica was was just the rebound until sloan got shit together basically damn dan so this is probably been coming for a while like they've probably been talking about how the things and everything everything well base up. The body serves podcast. They were kiki in and i don't think and came to d._c. So yeah this has been brewing. Who saints only monica was the one who didn't no uh-huh damn monica. I'm sorry this is funny. It's ashaninka the end zone muslim much. I'm sorry is getting minutes. It's very good mess. It's this is why the w._t._o. With this why we love them because because they bring it on and off the court basically yeah okay well. Hopefully it works so hopefully both may delay clowns for doing this behind the scenes <hes> but i think he's gonna work because it worked really well before she had her best and most consistent assists results with mount murray so i don't expect anything to change. I mean come on trial with monica. It's not like you know. He didn't fly anywhere player or do a lot of work with her. She does not the winning team. You know sometimes it. Just don't work for exactly yeah yeah. <hes> yankel to service has announced his retirement. He is playing the u._s. Open's at the end of the ear. I don't know i just saw that. He announced he was retiring and then <hes>. I started playing party. You know so yeah yeah geico see you at retirement party. <hes> you'll shoot up the flightless sexist racist gone <hes> nassau. Yes the girl by on that one. I'm sure we'll be english. Novak's coacher hitting the future. No no no no. That's not yeah oh yeah and well anyway. You had some morning. It's been a andy very playing challenge this week at nidal's academy academy so <hes> collect to him in that is cool to see them do that to get the matches in these points that he so desperately needs. I look forward to his his singles journey for now. 'cause i'm pretty sure he's done with doubles. Yes seems like he's he's into all these singles events for the fall aw so good luck to them yeah. I'm glad he's filling in that wells so quickly you know. I didn't expect it to happen soon. Yes it is pretty remarkable. I mean bob. Bryan came back within a year as well. I think but he's just playing doubles with rights. It's not like he's trying to get back out on the singles. Court also probably a little bit tired of losing with fairly like they had that one ten mm-hmm and but then like they demolished ever since yeah. Are we sure the brixton try like matchsticks except for eight years as the lead single's title and those that was that was that was surprising very surprising. I mean is even ranked in the top. One hundred these days lopez i have no idea and i think it sounds like you always has has direct entry though right like he's gotta be oh yeah because he has that long slammed street. That's right yeah yeah if he's gonna be in the top hundred yeah tournament director that's doing well. That's true we also well. Did you wanna mention muga rosa rosa. Did she ok. Does she have another coach. Did you find out downhill. I did not find anything <hes> <hes>. This is like a tweet that i saw i swore it was wti insider somebody. She was working with one of those famous spanish lady players. There's not continue to of course but <hes> another one. I think is annabel medina grievous whoever she's working with this for her sake. Hopefully it works. I guess 'cause she needs somebody. Nobody that's not so toxic because that was that was on top of that. I didn't even enjoy it was that bad bad like watching their interactions and stuff when he would get called down like oh my goodness that's just yeah. It's not good. It looked like a very toxic carry. Wow we wish gardenias you know the best and hopefully she can get back on track become. I wish her well. Maybe not never mind the except you know that twenty twelve matt met but <hes> o n no matter the time those times we'll just let them go so like you said no wish or will all the news is depressing passing period. It's it is this last bit of news is even sadder is the saddest absolutely <hes> we would like to send our levin actress light to a manager move in her family. During this time <hes> our thoughts are absolutely with you absolutely one hundred percent the horrible do <hes>. It's really sad but it's nice to see you know the tour kinda supporter in that way that's true. Most people don't get a a tweet or her in the locker room so you to deny watch approach this <hes> this e._s._p._n. Dark on serena and the u._s. Open was called serena versus the actually that was what was called back backstory serena versus the over. I did watch it. I just watch the yesterday so it'd be fresh on my mind actually forgotten about it until yesterday um but i watched it in so i have a few notes as i told you it wasn't that bad i was actually expecting a lot more services so but the first thing i wrote down was that it was twelve minutes in before we heard from a black woman which is notable because everybody else's why yeah who was the black woman <hes> what is that girl's name <hes> <hes> roxane gay. That's it was okay yeah surprises in it but apparently she's a stand so she she was in part of it. Okay yeah my first my first question. I think a lot of our first question was are they going to address arrest two thousand and four and two thousand nine two thousand eleven or are they just going to strictly stay with eighteen so they did address the other instances with serena at the soap and and they did it with pam shriver pam okay so pam did say there was only one bad call in four that was only when she mentioned which was of course the worst one of all that back on the line that was very very very in the lady called it out from the other side of the court but it was at least these three or four really unprofessional terrible last calls and they were all against serena so we mentioned that but pam was truthful will she told the facts without trying to express her own thoughts but i did feel like her face and her demeanor said a lot in terms of what she was actually thinking. Even though the the words coming out of her math were just purely the facts you know they did bring up ramos reputation and the twenty sixteen french open coaching violation that he gave venus and that was not in a final that was that was like around two or three at the french open that year here they stated this rule which i didn't know so it says the real says it does not matter if a player sees a coaching signal the player is penalized because they are responsible for their coaches behavior and then i wrote down bitch worked because i'm pretty sure whoever their coaches is a grown ass man or woman who makes their own decisions and choices in action so oh like how is the player responsible coach doing in the stance but okay okay whatever yeah i guess they're taking a loose interpretation of like at the coach is an employee of the players whatever they're we're doing right clearly told them so players responsible for the coaches behaviors and this man who did the documentary stated that he reached out to serena's team and nobody answered how is pressuring moore a tug lou in this documentary in. I'm it just lets you all think about that. Everything about it. Okay so quote unquote. Two sources told me rommel's called called it because he saw serena looking at more togu when he sent her the signal they also said ramos has umpired dozens of serena's matches and believe that when serena is losing she has a tendency to retreat back behind the baseline bitch name. Those sources are keep them on on the playground. Thank you very much. I don't like that okay two sources no no no no no who said i want to know who it is right the problem for me. I also take issue with a white female friend of ramos's being asked if he was racist and i have an issue issue with chris evert being asked about sexism amongst umpires were would either of those two women know about these things chrissy wouldn't know because she was lily white and performed cute blonde girl next door type behavior literally her whole career. She didn't speak up for herself because she never had to. Meanwhile connors honest who's out here. Calling umpires abortions no penalties at the very same tournament that is in discussion in this documentary the u._s._o. So what is the truth christie. I'm very confused about that. Those are my now like overall a really really wasn't that bad. <hes> yeah <hes> so. What did they determine like. What was the sole special so the end at the end. He said he asked okay well. We'll we remember number. Carlos ramos's name in twenty years yes bitch we will and then he said that what we will remember is serena china turning this entire situation in to <hes> women's rights and that's what we're gonna remember down. The road is that she manipulated the whole situation and turned it into a fight for women's rights and equality. That's what he said. At the very end. That was the last thing that came out of his mouth all right <hes> cool non parcel totally. Oh i need to watch this with my own eyes to help with some of the confusion but yes that is a pretty bold statement right there. Well you know i didn't expect much more based off of who was being interviewed. Neither naomi or <unk> serena had anything to do with this year. Hello foolish aw patrick to stop going on tv. I just he's like literally the entire time he took no responsibility for his actions like this is my god. The one clip i saw of him made him look so foolish. It was like when you try to get a five year old to admit they're lying but then you know they're so adamant. They're not lying. That's what it looked like a psycho patrick. I don't know he's he's not learning clearly. I'm sure he'll have has several interviews during this use open about it so when surprise me well clean just gotta go out there and do that work on the court and we can put all this in the rear view. Please out of likes to see queen. Get her ducas. Twenty fifteen still unsettles me okay. We gotta move on. Let's start with the ladies draw withdrawals. I have anisimov of course dan mona bartell marquette avenger sova civil cova bova ivanova schmidt lova that writing a lot more on the women's side and we're used to caso top of the job. We have one naomi osaka back to number one in the world just in time to defend in her first major title she starts versus blincoe via interest see naomi's a newly work our way through this event because this is her second time defending champion at any tournament and her of you of course our first time defending champion at a slam and she's the number one seed number. One player in the world is going to be a it's going to be interesting to watch handles definitely definitely for sure and if she still carrying that knee injury that's weighing on her right. 'cause i saw earlier today she that s pretty sure the clippers earlier today. That knee is still strapped up yeah from clip that i saw today. She got a little nike kneepads on yeah so i guess trying to cover up any tape if there is but we'll just have to see. Does i mean our draw seems pretty. There's nothing to tough you nothing worthy. She should be fine so the quarterfinals at least that quote there like last year i i was winning the u._s. Opening this year. I'm just trying to play the job and that was very worrying worrying. It's not good especially salihi at that as you don't wanna have that bad of a knee issue right yeah but like you said her draw is <hes>. It's pretty pretty workable. Honestly cocoa goff is here. She plays pope over <hes> makoko. Hopefully she can have another good tournament at a slam big right because i'm not i'm not i'm not even expecting her to get out of this first round but it would be cool cool if she is she one of magic's here absolutely no. You're only fifteen still right exact sleep yeah as potapov playing well this year. I know she's kind of like a name but i haven't really heard much about it. Lately yossi her name in the draws all the time but i'm not even sure of ever actually watched her play so i'm not i'm not sure yeah. I'm on that same boat well aw cocoa. If not i mean she's got doubles in mixed play belinda blenda benches here. She opens versus mandy. Manila benches been playing well. I expected her to have a little more consistent over the summer. I think yeah me too. She got injured somewhere. Was that canada where she left left the court crying. Oh you know what he might've been yeah somewhat. She got injured so i think now she's kind of going on back into our old ways of playing a getting injured playing well so we'll see that's her career so yup. We have an asr aranka saba linka first around. There might be something to see they. Could that'll be fun. Oh gosh dabbling for sure yeah. I you know i hope we could win but i know it's not gonna happen so it's just like hey. You think i'm picking be good win met match. I'm taking to win that mess. I'm not i'm not even sure how has been playing. This is only smart boards but you know scientists to lose. That's what exactly is gone. I want her going and i'm pretty sure we can do it first year. Why do you want her god because i don't like her. I don't like flat out. I don't i don't i don't have a reason i just don't see me. She got to go but i think i think we can do. A sample incas and <hes> her year has not been very good at all. She looked like she was getting a little bit back when she got to the north courts but she's still bid up and down and i don't all you know is she. Doesn't she's gonna lose around two two pools. I think she could be cooped but i don't think she can speaks apple inca so yeah i don't. I don't see lincoln making a run here. Just put it like that. Ever i think saddling his draws quite manageable <hes> she could lose to anybody and and she will very true but gets in the semi's last year yeah but she was riding high and should i have been the same since she made. She made the made the round of sixteen last year yeah nationally. She did not make the semi's she lost canal me ms in the renaissance. I think it was a siamese. I'm looking at it right now. It's an that was rounded sixteen. Yes sixteen. You're you're talking about the u._s. Open right yeah yeah yeah. She's never made a slam semi. No oh wow okay that match add more pivotal <hes> <hes> connotations in my mind last year but we'll yeah at the time that makes sense because it was playing well and if she won that match then and who knows you know well on those final but you know who knows could have gotten there. I think she could have made the final last year because she really should have beat naomi but <hes> you know life life. Yeah that was yeah. Fourth-round was giving her a lot just like the rest of these equal giving too much to see if a big match because i was in the show we in we deepen these rounds in the heat get to me. Burton's here in gurgaon is here becky is here at gerbers mice sneak in the semi somehow. She's not had a great year. Now you always wanna say you always want to say is gonna make a run somewhere but then she never does my she made the wimbledon siamese last year and that's the only slam semi she's been to. She's not good with momentum. Once is playing well. She doesn't contain you is just like up and down and then down down down down and then up and then down down down yes. He's a very streaky type player. I don't know that whole sections kind of wide because like if naomi goes out it's who else doc was healthy. Then i feel like she would be showing for <hes> for the seminars here at least but <hes> i'm not sure aura lancaster streaky burton's just be losing all over the place like she burns hasn't won anything. Since what madrid i think jinx the fuck outta that girl do because she s she has not done well since. I said that she was going to possibly win the french open like she with a top contender. It's just been it's been awful since then dobbin good. I think what it was you know when she got sick and had to miss swirling garros spin off since then jew from roland garros with the stomach bug new said go take a shower and get back on court. It might have been a virus is she. She hasn't been right since though like i thought but it is hard courts i mean she's. She's kind of a clay girl even though she wants since he last year since last year saying because nobody talked about it going in the sense you this year you burton's hasn't made the round of sixteen at any slam this year. Who look that's not a good look. That is not why. I didn't realize that <hes> and she's topped him. Yeah wow that's that's. That's purely because of madrid at this point so that's the thing like this point to be in the top ten. You ain't got to do a lot. I mean some three events and she's thank you gotta having one good result and you hand that is true yeah madison one what else medicine she's got to okay. That's charleston idols. Hey that's from me honey. Oh but yeah. I mean like sloan. She's been doing nothing all year. She's he's just got out the tub so now it is what it is these ladies. The filled field is d. We'll just say that the girls are playing. Well <hes> anything else in that section. That's just one quarter of hit us. Next section belongs to simona holiday the number four seed. She opens versus nicole gibbs. Hey gives me welcome back. Welcome welcome back hit girl. <hes> shibata get dragged yeah girl. I'm sorry it we'll see on the network good luck. I slammed back or yes. He didn't play yeah okay yeah. That'd be sexy. Get that drago yeah <hes> sandy. Any aqaba is here. She plays kerr stay. <hes> woes nyack wang bosniak. Do we think do we think she's going to stick around after this year you know i feel like this might be the end for i mean i don't want it to like her but like she's having issues clearly right the chiefs play the song i think she did. Thanks you just lost right per. She was just getting her sb all over north north america and if she's not getting to like you know the good rounds and losing two good players. She's losing everybody the true yes. She might hang up. I mean part of her. Life is great right now so it would make sense at this time. She got her slam. She can go have one one to two kids lit de fabulous life. My girl is she's really dropped dropped off. She really has it's been yeah. She's still top twenty. Though it's good money at the very least e yeah mugabe bianca andrea skuas here she plays you know i don't know how to say that name and what is it's weird. She was meant to play. She was meant to play tennis or volleyball but girl. She's from the u._s._d._a. Though so yes she's complained. I'm i'm surprised but i wrote it in seventeen years. Wow young okay all right well. You don't get your ass be champ champ for candidate sorry. I don't know yeah but good on you girl get into the major. That's exciting seventeen. Do you think sloan stevens is here. What is that name. I'll say that one calendar scion <hes> sloan's opponent kalinski kalinka. I dunno. I have no idea cleanse. Kalinski kalin skies yeah okay <hes> since he finalists coups nets. That's a vase here cozy play well to get to their final i was. I was shocked because she just came back yeah. I was very surprised to see her planning that will especially the way she got dismantled by hal just like the week prior right that was those us something but shout to her sloan is one of the scouts that she collected the net run and they would meet in the second round both get through the first shit. He and cousy generally likes the u._s. open court. She's just gets shitty. Draws my sociology hopeless. She's a little tired as a weeks weeks-long gotta push through. We gotta show come out. We own petric avert here. She's back back from her she. She had a wrist injury right. Oh you're like elbow or something like that. It was her arm in arm injury. In her life. She plays denisa ova and then we have to pinko anco risk mugabe russa and merton saw also in this section la- packed that risk <unk> might be something to say really really my risk while she played very well in the grass. I'm not sure how she's been. Dormant hardcourts courts but mugabe has not been playing very well as of late and risks at home so you know i it could be something risk is capable. Let's just leave it at that. <hes> i agree the next quarter top seed caroliina pletikosa. She gets martincova cova. I think that's what it is. I don't know who that is. Mm-hmm selena is here. She plays and then the victor from a venus. Jingsi cy match would meet the winner of selena o._c. Guay match yes and i would like to see that's not gonna happen on and then zillion as basically venuses new red wasco so <hes> yeah so far y'all thing not gonna go round around of course of course i want to go four and of course i want to. You know have everything great nor but you know suspect. Alina is is a tough out for her these days ear she is. I will say this looked better in cincy than she looked for a minute. I will say that yeah. It's interesting to me that this hardcore this summer hard court season. She has returned to her o._g. Service motion dijon notice back yeah so now what are the differences so after after oh three when she had the app tear. She started bending her legs more using more legs to to get into the services. If you look at two thousand three or earlier there's not a whole lot of legs is just a very quick back up motion. There's no okay so that was yeah and she's gone. She's gone back to that and i don't know if that's the coach's influence because from what i understand stance she's known this coach for a very long time and maybe he had her go back to the original motion <hes> but at the same time i don't understand how using less of your legs and your service motion is going to help your elbow because that's right for her right. I don't understand the choice behind it. I just thought it was interesting. <hes> uh-huh yeah. I'm not getting any. I mean we'll see how it all works out see as long as she feels more comfortable with it. You know yeah yeah she did. She is getting a little more pace on it this summer than she has been. That's for sure we'll see severe canonists here. She plays a van away back. Did you hear about mandalay's injury like that was some crazy. I don't even know i don't even know what happened. <hes> basically she has she got some kind of lake nerve disorder and so she was like in chronic pain had had some taper procedure done and had to relearn how to walk and all that yeah it was sung whole ordeal. It was crazy shit yes yeah. She had a very rare like nerve disease. I don't know that if you're interested check out the deputy insider interview she did because it was really good. Actually you know cocoa like that but i've been out here talking all this mess about her girl. I'm sorry <music>. He was injured and she talked about her. She was depressed and stuff. 'cause you know she couldn't play <hes> <hes> yeah so <hes>. That was a long way of saying that she's probably don't lose first round but hey she's after you. Lose first round candidates playing very well right. She's very very low yeah since he champ keys here she sees take a c- keys coming out of this section you yeah yup as long as as long as she can. You know raymond raynham strokes in and keep it keep her shit. She'll be fine listen. I have never seen her move will as she was moving in since i was in shock like that's that's that's that makes a big difference when you can improve your move like that. I have never seen her move there well like she wow has been putting in the work. I guess because you know if you can moved where you can play baseball you want to you you know yeah i mean it definitely cut down on her ears. Here's a bit she seemed to have control which was nice but with keys you know it's still mental and she he starts feeling. That pressure is irap yup. What <hes> i think <hes> i think so i think she'll she'll be fine especially here 'cause sparingly plane here because she what finals in twenty seventy and what you do semi's or quarters last year yosemite. I think yes yup semi's last year so you know she she hasn't. She hasn't lost before the fourth round here since twenty fourteen. Oh wow that's good pretty consistent actually so she is so she's going pretty good new york so i think i come out of this but salina's past the fourth round oh here or anywhere else she does. She made a couple of one or two quarters. Maybe she made the wimbledon semi this year. Oh bitch neither sir. I m e don't recall <hes>. She doesn't colder some paris melbourne. Who who did she play in the semi's. It wasn't so hala yeah. Oh yeah that is right. Plead streets we have a encounter cuts akina first round. Can they both lose right right right. What the hell that's going to be. A concert should win. Kazatchkine has been bad all year all year. She's been trained like she launch. She finally unseated but damn it's it's been it's been a long road yeah. It really hasn't been good. I think which is losing record on the year. It wouldn't surprise me. Sometimes you know all it takes is for the other girls in the locker room to figure out what works against you in an essay you. Just you know you have that one season in this. Everybody says she has like john. Mcenroe like talent though with their hands and all that who who is who say who is everybody. I've heard a few coaches say that. I was just listening to podcast. We're kafelnikov said said that <hes> gimmie dat people yeah. You've any said that <hes> <hes>. He said he was really disappointed. In how she fell off too he was like i would. You know give advice yes but she n._s. I think they're giving our too much. Never saw it always all people compared to raf aw because of the spin now now that any i thought she was more radwan scoot. If anything maybe like a nickel askew let shave traditional nickel less. I would say more of four ars navarro appearance for roh because she she doesn't really have she doesn't really have much power on her shots. She gets a lot of those bags. She plays with a lot of spin then you know yeah you're right. That is a good or a better comparison go but yeah people think she's very gifted geeing no she's not the last quarter belongs alongside ashleigh barty. She plays arena be as i barter. You guys seems easy. He's until she gets soccer sakari playing that ah yes you can be marty. Oh i could see it happening barney inc the girl a lot of people maker to be and that's specs rex. I mean i think i think her best results is still gonna come on the grass because so that slice. I still see her coming there. I am still very very shocked about this french open title and even the miami title but i don't know i i. I'm like middle ground on her like. I don't think she's like going to be some dominating player number one. I like that but i think she can consistently be top eight five and maybe a couple of more slams because if the the opportunities there why not yeah. I guess you don't see it for her. I don't mean that i don't mean a bad way but it's just like if another player comes along. I just see her time being real short when she can make a semi. You know keep acute like that but i don't know. I don't really see another slam common thing like i. I feel like she could certainly have a follow. A a fall off like a sprinkle did spank won the french and then that other smaller tournament in the fall of that year in okay ostapenko was absolutely training. I don't think the body was dreary no but i think other people are more likely to tree on bardy right okay. I see that i see that like i just outta cincy. Some someone beat her at cincy real bad and i was like oh okay you. You know there's just like oh. I just i i do think that we're living in the land of of holidays and angelique kerber winning wimbledon and who was that girl that made the final france and yeah so i just feel like <hes> anything is possible. You're you're right. It's just serena has to get out of the way and then but i still see people like a soccer she be winning more often but but but it's like like kenan beater in toronto and then who's nestle the beater since oh 'cause nestle beater ass yeah. That's what it was straight fits. Yeah people were trying to compare her game. This lettuce saint bardy yeah no not at all. No that's the streets in spain who got that power. She's she's on. She can hit anybody off the court party. I was like have i not seen sped up play lately. I mean everything on court but oh my gosh and they athleticism you. Kidding she spent in like oh nine was a force just she was crazy. Movement no body wishes bodyguard can't do that embodies bharti backhand hold like that no saying but the the two handed on hold on like that they're both they're both <hes> a little bit wonky but why does he still have a two-handed anyway. She's like steve johnson like just go get one hander. It's very weird to have the you know that strong slice like that that you use news more than the two handers so why not just have a one hander no because y'all y'all are legit blowing my mind right now because because i'm trying to picture her hit both too heavy back in. I don't see it. She does it. It's it's very <hes> it's very kitschy. Yeah absolutely she doesn't hit it very often. Excuse not a natural stroke for her very very sandy. Did it yeah she is. She's very sam so live almost exactly like him so maybe she can hear her as cross-court <unk> except in two thousand ten during serena dern during serena match that's the only time ever seen across core banking and that was a shank well. Every every dog has her day you know but <hes> i mean i think we'll be okay in the straw but she it does not bad. Sakari sakari could play well and take her out. I don't know how kerber is playing right. Now like would would what is going on. Where where's she been who knows some fourteenth seed this lowest number by her name in a while but i feel like that's s. The number that should have been by her name the whole time yeah so <hes> i don't know what he had. This little section right. Here plays out 'cause i. I don't really see i don't really see bharti in the quarter here and i don't really see kerber and a quarter now and she's paying a dentist and the dentist on the right they can be jazz this to you never know it'll be horrible but today an who else is in that little section. We have several stover bouchard we have oh oh we have done girl shies away is here her she would yes you will be serena's third round now so okay number number <hes> she's playing. That's the name i haven't seen since charleston twenty forty <hes> <hes> and then of course you know the big show stopping popcorn. Match is a serena dober- first round. We have a friend of hours who has been claiming this first round literally all of twenty nineteen and here we are. I did not think he was actually going to happen. I thought okay at worst like a second or third round but this is this is this is what they rigged up and i do mean it when i say i really pogo was gonna screw n._c. Serena won last time but he we are. I mean the first hour playing in new york and it's the first time in new york in the first round like i just can't like i couldn't believe it when they when they announce off. The draw couldn't believe what was just laughed. It was it was comical. I couldn't believe it. I'm i'm very excited. I'm also very nervous like i always am but yeah yeah i i look forward to it and as tomorrow night and i can't wait tomorrow night the first night we pop in on okay okay crazy right. I knew it was gonna open the event with that. I i can't believe posed about two. Oh my gosh she's been having some sort of a pain or some sort of issue oh mm-hmm who actually already c._b._r._e. Let me go there. I mean i'm not saying she's not gonna come out for the match. I'm just saying <music> now. I think they're gonna play but only gonna play and it's going to be the lights out. You know you know martha gonna come out there but everything she got. They better check something. That's all i got to say. It's for her wrist. Apparently she had the physio out for a whole practice there the jerez and she didn't serve it all so <hes> oh she's really gone to match without survey <hes> so i honestly i think if the if if not for this first round matchup she would have already giving us her retirement announcements during the the pre-tournament press but now she's waiting because she's got a place arena. That announcement is coming. Y'all is comic. She literally can't play more than one. That and it's yeah i mean three is pushing it as she played. What does he play now. I know some some turn it. This here was the first time she'd played like now. I'm thinking of venus. Step that remind no state but <hes> yeah. I don't think she played three matches this year. Now oh yes. She did at the australian open because she lost to bharti around those third. I thought it was at least abc's a bit. She hasn't been in a second week. We're not no let me say me. Check 'cause could very well have been i think i think that's the only time this year she has coming off. It all seasons becoming very true does she does. She have the coach didn't she was around sixteen presets. Oh my god to <hes>. I don't know if she there was somebody that she was. Let me check real quick. There was somebody that i saw like an italian coach that she was working with coming into this u._s. Open series better to remember. The name matter deleted ricardo piazzi. That's who the is working with. That's right. She said she led hawks dead. Maybe she'll get spend back now. No it won't but i mean might as well go out on top if he came of what took my name on top of what be sadie before this match any good karma <unk> communist row you're right. You're right. You're right. We should be nice so semi-finalists. I have asaka andrea skew cannon and and serena osaka <unk> keys inserting okay well y'all put me on the spot <hes> for sure have serena of got sloan sloane <hes> what's that other girl name asaka gurgles in and for people yes two of them were in the same section. Yeah who's in the same section. I'm going asaka. Anger is okay. I've got girgis then pushpa yeah <hes> <unk>. Oh no not plus the <hes> cannon candidate to yes unlikely but serena. I'm like with around because i'm playing painkillers because like y'all know have noticed in shore line. These is girls. Don't make the quarterfinals after they win aslan so <unk> under could punch alibi the fourth round for all we know with regarding. Please do it yeah. That's i would like to see it. I liked and rescue her fine can you. I'm so ready to stand like i like. I really like her. I liked her when she went to near wells up like oh. This girl is good. I like ask go get her body right. 'cause she. Keep like falling apart after she after she ponies well then he has to start winning. Masses more concisely isolated quickly because she's just wasting too much time on court. You play five matches in this. All three sets like going to be tired. You can be especially like unclaimed back back right. She's got her serve together because i mean look at how she used to do the same thing and now now she can win pretty quickly. That's true that's true. She's very young so she has time to work on that stuff out. Before coming up comes in oh yeah before it cocoa cocoa gone snatch okay are we onto into the man yup yeah withdrawals. I have delport course who is still out but hopefully returning soon we have kevin kevin anderson person who's out with a back injury that he's had for quite some time <hes> and then donald mackenzie mcdonald didn't have him around him down. Nope number one seed of course novak djokovic plays carajas diana. Nobody could get querying around to which stages played in came up last time. They played a little bit of trouble for novak. Catch them early enough right. <hes> frank is here. He plays center gets polka. That's interesting basha. Zvili phuc salvage net should be craca fritz lopez says and of course my boy medved here 'cause i've decided i'm a fan. He plays <unk> <hes> <unk> very good section. Mike is a very good draw for the quarterfinals. Yes i agree too. I think so too 'cause i think <hes> i think oprah could could take any out around one <unk>. Just gonna lose around three 'cause he's not gonna make it therefore so must see i see the section fallen apart for even if funding he it gets through i think <unk> can handle him to do and then we joke which is gonna blow to his section so yep yep. They meet in the quarter so y'all think owen joke which probably i mean a specified. It would be nice if medvedev one. I would love to see it but tone. I just don't i don't think just yet. It wouldn't surprise me if it happened in australia next year or something. You know what i'm saying not this not this tournament hermit especially with all contenders has played into three three straight finals during the u._s. Open series anybody come in during the specified he he's going to have to win his matches in straight-sets any chance after his data since he when he was like i played thirty straight days. I was just like jesus yeah. He's like i'm so tired into lear us. Well hopefully hopefully they'll soften. Hill soften joke mich up at least for federer. Somebody 'cause federal. Gordon are getting to the semi speaking of that a section. Nobody's there <hes> he plays the golfer's round who dude coast driver first round. You have nishikori damon around. Its torch engulfing here so this is a cake anime this his section. If you m nishikori place he does he can play well new york but like same thing that he has to win his matches in straight-sets to have any shot donovan anything because he wears he should the nishikori <unk> is quite paper like but you know he's always injured so right and he just makes it worse by playing five cents in every <hes> he he said he was having trouble breathing lately too so watch traffic at lowered the f. this whole this whole thing is just i mean talk about a cakewalk. I mean talk about a cakewalk migrant set a veteran one. That's titles in two thousand eight zero. That's over ten years ago that is mind blown though they're not going to like he wanted a couple of years ago uh-huh one of what he did five in a row right around and made the final in nine dope ultra beat them in is just he's not been lapped him off that court and things have not been the same sense 'cause then joke vichit that happy shot in two years in a row yeah got him out in the semi's and he was. I was too 'cause i couldn't stand. We're better and i never liked them like that. No low point. It's gonna be interesting to see better work his way through though because he federal laws to medvedev right in cincy and now he lost a rube lab rubel less than an hour joe he got bragged. It was crazy to see. I think it's gonna be interesting to see how federal playing you know people talk about that a wimbledon final mess him up or whatever whatever having two consecutive match points and losing my <hes> losing in that tiebreaker like that you know what the real gaga's agassi that he did that ten years after andy roddick pretty much almost the exact same thing to him. Yup yup was like the universe was just kinda laughing a little bit on that don't feel bad about it out for andrew roddick. I mean <music> honestly like if he loses with this draw here like if he don't make the semi's like girl okay now. It's time to reassess because you know last year. He got slapped out of the tournament too. So i mean that was he was pissed to. He's trying to put a little revisionist history on that. I heard him tell swiss reporters. He had a little back injury last year. Oh king <hes> her your back with her. Yeah oh yeah he wasn't able to train. Oh yeah or grandpa yeah. You know it's going to happen. The next section dominic team is the four seed. He plays plays fabiano team. Could literally lose any round. You know real. Has anybody seen him practice or anything. I don't watch what i do so i don't know because he was supposed to be sick like what kind of sick like he had some kind of virus where he pulled out of sincere toronto one of the two ono it'd be. It's gonna be interesting to watch team here because like you said you could lose. Anybody and he's also defending quarterfinal points this year. Yeah remember that crazy match with russia. They were playing to like four a._m. Ridiculous no then he liked bagel. We're off in the first eight or something. I remember that it was really bizarre. It was horrible. I was disgusted sounds looking like really office going out like a punk like this so the since he drunkenly says illness. It doesn't say what so we don't know okay. I didn't even notice but i mean he's. It's not really much to see on hardcourts anyway. No he's not you have a felix. Al-jaili zine versus shop of vala first round this fucking braff raff man <hes> they played the same round last year and felix had to retire with that really really scary heartbeat ordeal yeah so hopefully at the very least this this year they can finish the match and actually you know be out there. Playing healthy both them <hes> totally pulling for felix but he hasn't exactly lee been playing super. Well on hard courts so we'll see. I think shop was playing better now. Yes it did play better in winston salem this week. He's working with us any supposedly really <hes> that's interesting. I didn't know using was in the coaching room me either me either but you know <hes> shabaab is russian through like like his mom or some some faces here here. He plays roma's manolas. I think mafiose might go far. Y'all with this draw. It's too easy not to but then his mafi your he'll find a way to lose does he should at least make quarters withdraw. Okay well or a four pound. He's jim's life or lose first. You don't know with him. What version is going to so what week doc. I'm not giving them much of anything. I don't expect much from him but at the same time he's not. I've been playing super duper well so he could also make a run. You know what i'm saying like if he if he had made a run in toronto or montreal than i would say okay he's. It's definitely gonna lose early because that pressure is going to be too much and he can't deal with that but you know. I mean who knows this a toss up. I would like to see him play well. That'd be great. It is here placed pushkin curious here. He sees steve johnson in the first round and then sec- classes here playing in rubles. That's a tougher rounder it is and so i looked up their head to head because i just had to and they went five sets of milan last this year which of course is best of four game sets instead of six but right and then they're only other match was brou- lift being him at a challenger in twenty seventeen so these mike inspite of like their rankings of stuff. These young matchups very interesting because it'll be like sometimes the low ranked player who has the advantage with these matchups jobs. They're very individual right. That's interesting. There's going to be interesting the same because we're playing pretty well right. Now and steph hasn't been mclane very well since he picked up the injury in washington now he picked him. Entering washington. Get pretty was that was that where he played cheerios yeah that he's had his head that his leg like strapped up for a while after that he hasn't played well since i would also say he hasn't been playing well since the wrinkle match. That's what i would say because he also went what oh in two or all. Yes i would say it's been a while uh-huh. I don't think he's that good on hardcourt. Either 'cause like he always has some kind on a little crazy match like those matches with medvedev. He had at miami tiahrt something where you would think he could kind of go through but he doesn't though he's not boy. I don't really watch them that much. He's my boy. He made the semi's in melbourne so but isn't and then like his one good hard court results i mean he has like two harper titles. He didn't uh well. Hey go ahead a steph announced. You do you think i just. I think you're gonna beat him. Curious makes it that far if they if around sixteen at a slam <hes> probably pathway a couple of years ago. I'm looking at that. If i get back to you. I'm pulling it up right now to <hes> number twenty team team melbourne twenty eighteen and then before that it was wimbledon twenty sixteen day before that it was in twenty fourteen okay so did here's so he'll do nothing until the next year. Well keep moving on l. I think it's just going to be are coming out of the section jeff think he might come through it to wow that also i'll be on the same page. That's why have rundown west so the last section of course ruffin a daubing the second seed. He opens versus john millman who was fetters capture last year. That's beat federalized here now. Remember that uh-huh. I was watching that he fell off though yeah then points about the off though so yeah yeah but that was very very funny last year it was very enjoyable literally melt and this crazy though because he's he's bright. He's like sixty eighty seven right now or something like that those points with those points right next quarter final points and those about to come off so easily. I'm so sorry john yeah he's spat to those challengers futures streets that he's used to see ya we have twenty fourteen champ chilies jillette here versus cleese on chile was playing very very not great tennyson to he came up on felix and decided that he wanted to play tennis n._s. Again this summer. I was disgusted. I'm pissed but even still i see veto is losing in the first round the cleveland yes now. I'm telling you i just i'm not feeling for him. I'm not feeling and if it's not if he doesn't wanna moving around to who we get around to crying a bit okay well that can happen the i got him into the third round at least listened <unk> <unk> to to who knows i think strips gonna take out is ner. At least i'm hoping please yeah i'll even have isn't it written down so only thing only the thing we know only thing i know for sure about this section is that the dow is coming through because his his everybody else in his. He's a quarter right. Here's him bid is not much going on here. Yeah you got hats an off pospisil tee-off oh versus karlovic <hes> and the winner of that match will likely plays vary of who has album the first round but you know who knows what round sasha's going to lose two so never been. I hope we get flow in sasha's <unk>. That'd be a good match and maybe fo could win but they don't have any faith in him right now. Either i <unk> ice age. We are going to be calling. I don't see him beaten. I'm not gonna watch any of it. I can't watching. You can't watch the f. o. I can watch him the way he plays and the things he does is like he's just going out there and swing and there's no strategy. There's no sense to what he's doing out on that court and i can't watch it gets on my nerves. I get very very agitated because he does a lot of stupid shit even in a matches he wins. He's doing a lot of stuff. He plays. He's still plays like junior but you're not a junior anymore. This year pro. I needed to grow and evolve and it's not so he nerves but i am cheering cheering for him. I just can't actually watch matches. You need to get together after you know. I thought after that australia quarter-final you know things are looking up for him but yeah. It's been crap percents when he went to his very next tournament loss i notice it. He might be a low jinks lakey but it's okay pitiful. Now james blake titles. The neons way got to number four in the world very true this time for him to get there but he was also extremely frustrating too. I will give view there was a but i also watched both of them for the exact same reasons <music> okay anyway a songa songa song and connects all also in this section very. I'm very very happy. Marcus chong <hes> chung on may have to make its equalities which was impressive to see him do that. I'm not. I don't think you china's his slant on his harcourt's again. He's not learning india. Everybody's lives in a hard course these days though okay but not everybody ends up with two andrew's than six month. Layoff does rothen jovovich. They've really slide anymore on the records. I know joke. Mitchell's sound like a joke average vistas. I don't think also does but joke joke of g._m. He's the he's not sliding at the back of the court much anymore. He sliding like if he's getting onto the name you know that's the only time yeah they're not doing this anymore. The media indonesia no houses. You got to do something the playtime thirty five whoa chunk. I think they both have winnable rounds so <hes> hopefully they can win a match to. I feel i cook. Innocous will lose a chung. He can squeeze out a match so he's been playing pretty well. He looked. He looked pretty good in <hes>. Where the hell was he playing acapulco. Listen february not poco san jose okay okay. I was like acapulco. That's a while okay san jose. Okay okay a in kabul on my god. Yes yes sarah's as the ladies. He looked pretty good there so you know he was serving well i was the main thing about him that i was worried about serving because he just recently picked up pectoral injury so you know he hit you. Fuck these seven pretty good so hopefully he can at least win this round. He's not gonna be ruffo so i feel bad. He was my favourite australian but he has like he has injuries like he's on steroids album tears and all that junk it is very said but yeah <unk> through okay so semi-finalists. I have jovic federer r._b._a. Day and i wrote down for rb because i actually wasn't expecting yata agree with me on this. I wrote down some reasons and his both of his best slam. Lamb results have come in tune in one thousand nine making australian open quarterfinals in the women's semi's he had never been past the fourth round of a slam before this year so <hes> yeah it's in looking pretty good for him to have another strong though if he can come through this section and then of course it all at the bottom so three the top three rb gay you too yeah who's your winner on. I got taking the title <hes>. I'm gonna go novak when the soap your own where i hope i'm wrong but that's what's going with yeah. It's more than likely going to be a novak win. Probably a bootie twins slam coming through. Y'all know what i feel about these top three. They can also know anybody to win. Anybody else can win. It's wasting kamal. They can all go well. I saw rapid a win. So is everybody under the bus until rough retires. I'm tired. I'm tired of hearing just catch bed so then fans could see well. Don't worry honey. Novak is going to pass both talk to them but who talk about that who cares about that. I mean whatever her. I can't believe they let him come in and run shop like this few believe their number is i'm just i you just never ever thought yeah well. He didn't have nobody to wear them down like raffles too busy wearing now fed then murray try to wear down joke rich but he couldn't be joked rich either. He just tag team on federal dulles this whatever they're all the best. It's just don't wanna talk about that. That's how it always. It's come down me moving on now. Hopefully this is a good tournament like the wimbledon was just fucking. Born is hell like nothing in great happened. Yeah it was dry. The final was good but even like the real. T. was the best the tennis came from three net mixed doubles match when she was doing all this crazy return earns and hitting winners and stuff back that was crazy that was that was unnecessary of the tournament whiz serena and andy playing together that was it yeah manella munlochy finals could have been potential but you know things happen like did they even have the wimbledon ball. This year didn't even talk about that. They definitely did. I saw i saw pictures. Even though i was trying to avoid them they definitely do <hes> uh-huh or at least they had the photo shoot where they were just up for it so okay yeah. I am excited for the catsuit way. We're getting the cats. Were getting another cat suit and with these colors the nike colors are like why in purple and black so this this fire how uh-huh hold on now yeah so. I was looking the other day because i was just looking at the nike kits. You know that picture with t._i. Fo- keeps coming up yeah and so. I actually like click the link and went to see like what everybody was wearing. I did not think there would be anything about serena there but let me see if i can find it. It was like okay it says athlete on court looks continue the tonal theme serena williams wearing a custom nike court body soup will tie up a flare knit low with an iridescent edessa. He'll drawn from the city's. Oil slick streets printed on the heal. Our williams career wins at flushing meadows world. Yeah gosh three none of bodysuit as be amazing. We colors so ready because i'm producing we'll be black and purple bodysuit or sharipova. Oh my god. I hope she doesn't this hurting something else. She better not is she is she wearing that cropped up thing that warms thinks she was wearing was actually kinda cute at the little she i didn't read read all let me see address dress shoe though to see what actually never mind saying born stuff around at matter diamonds from what she beat hal up after her return oh my floor oh signing times. I'm excited for the whig because said y'all seen this way. She got on her head. Blinds is very very very very blonde <hes> but it's taking back four yet. It's very serena to win. It's very umbrella for her to win. A slam is she would gino went. Twenty four with with a terrible week is just i'm. I'm okay with this. I'm okay with two seven of bond from the geico. Let these hoes scared. It's so power rankings of u k. I have actually somebody else go first donnie. You've got your list. You go i yeah i guess we don't women or men though women i have to win. I okay <hes> number one keys <unk>. Just just stop before i started anything went women's power rankings israeli wine or reason for anything most of the time because it changes way too often so so i'm about to just run down the list of five keys serena and rescue <unk> in ahead bardy but i took her off in a little stock instead it because i feel like naomi has more more of a chance to do something here burdened <unk> current ten. I have keys number one under number two serena three candidate four and then i put coups nets five. That's a good number five okay well where the my list got serena aw halup undress skew mope applets gupta in there. <hes> soccer almost forgot her. I'm a slat sloan up in there too dependent on draw and one more as the last one <hes>. Let's see who did. I forget <hes> <hes>. Let's throw incomplete two for fun. Were you might as well give us an even tannen. Go one more okay <hes>. Let's see let's see bharti. I didn't even think about her. Yeah okay which is why she sent me on. Nobody's powering hey. She's number two in the world with her. I don't even know start him right now. Asaka gardy hala push give a sniffling salina's in their serena's in their keys saba lincoln's ten. I think and as somebody else. I don't know martins yeah did we did you say shouldn't be in there to yasser. Okay sloan mona's actually number ten. Okay sloan is tan where i had it wrong with. I forgot petra okay. I forgot she made did stuff yeah whole australian open final. We've oh my god yeah. That'll that'll come up that much. Okay manpower rinkins <hes> okay for the man i only have four have rafa medvedev medvedev novak and roger yes same yup i got. I got joke of that too. I have that across the montaigne sticks in. I mean it's all pretty self-explanatory like maybe they've had a great. Yes open series and big are the big through nobody else is doing shit. So there you go uh-huh anybody. Else got anything to say a right so <hes> <hes> you know what i always at the end continue to rate and review and subscribe to the podcast on apple podcasts and spotify and google podcasts and everywhere because we are everywhere follow on twitter. The show twitter is at hold your ponytails i am at hey said he baby i met i know brie brie. I i don't think so must step away from her mike well. She's for the tennis so find her and it's another for not the word okay. We already know what there's us. I had to open the door. Yes ask for the tennis. I mean okay yeah. Let's pretty much <hes> you know we. I don't know if we're going to do a mid events show or not. I don't think we were one for the u._s._o. Knock is <hes> this moment that gives us that middle sunday dicso right for now at the open so ooh. What are you going. I'm goin' on august thirtieth through september seconds so right before labor day weekend or manic. Monday crew yeah so i hope school too. I wanna go to that one because then you key and act up and i want to do there and this would've been perfect because this year would have got heckle the doper during a match with serena. Can you imagine to everybody. Body is going to be there so jealous. My gosh what a time yeah. I wish i could see that match now. That is something nineteen to to. All right. Guys will yeah. I really really appreciate that have a lot of fun here. Thank you for coming out again. Yeah we can key in talk. After the the word you will have to work less. Praise are post. Lamb shows are usually nonexistent yeah yeah they don't happen. <hes> talk about this whole brian nice. I just be so depressed. Hope of we'll have twenty four to talk about hopefully job willing. I'm going to act <unk> okay. Let's get their first okay number now a year right i it's okay yes okay well match inside until we meet again <hes> we'll talk to y'all later uh you later bye isn't <music>. What did i say you didn't hear.

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Parker MLB - Braves Smart Puig Signing; Cspedes Comeback Watch; Umps Opting Out; Cubs 60-Game Season Preview

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Parker MLB - Braves Smart Puig Signing; Cspedes Comeback Watch; Umps Opting Out; Cubs 60-Game Season Preview

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It's real talk that offers real perspective on what it's really like to be apparent new episodes published every other. Thursday listen to Katie's grip on iheartradio APP or on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. From the Berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in Mlb America this inside the Parker, you give us twenty two minutes, and we'll give you the scoop on Major League Baseball now here's baseball hall of fame voter. Number Eighty six. Rob Parker. Welcome into the podcast I'm Rob Parker your host. What is show we have for you today. We'll talk with Tony Regan's. WHO's the VP Major League baseball in charge of development. He'll tell us about what baseball is doing to get African American kids. Especially back into the game will also go to Chicago, and we'll talk with warden written Meyer that and much more. Let's go. To lead off. It's getting rough and keep him. Oh robs hot. Take on the three biggest stories in major league baseball. Number One. Yes, Yo Puig Assadi with the Atlanta Braves, and that is great news. It was reported by ESPN and yes. The braves can use them because. Don't forget outfielder Nick. Is has opted out and will not play in the sixty game season and puig a spark plug. Gay could definitely use him last year if you remember. Batted, to sixty seven in one, hundred forty nine games between the reds and Indians, but when he got traded over to Cleveland, he batted two ninety seven, and was definitely a spark plug for the tribe. So this is a good move by them, and when you think of what the brave's did. When they picked up marcel of SUNA to a one year contract also in the outfield. Don't forget. The NFL is a tough division. The Nets won the world series. The mets better, the phillies better. So the braves, who won the division? A year ago is not sitting by. They want another chance to repeat. Making a move like this to get puig was available is a smart smart move. I love what the braves have done. This will help number to say. It isn't so Yona. CESSPIT is coming back to the major leagues. Met Fans stand cheer. I know you don't believe it. Finally. It's like he's been gone for now two years. If you can believe that he hasn't played in the big leagues in two years and When you think about when he arrived, and showed up to the mets back on July thirty first in twenty fifteen, and he had an unbelievable stretch got the mets into the playoffs hit like seventeen home runs. In sixty games, he was a spark plug. He was a stirred at stirred drake. He was unbelievable, but he's been banged up in injured and we just haven't seen. Aspen is and this all works out for suspects now because we can envision them being healthy. Him playing in that Universal D. H. Role, and it's just a matter of getting back out there. They say he will be at four powerful full strength, and would Alonzo and that lineup cesspit this will be a sight for sore eyes in New York, even though fans won't be able to see them up close just the idea that he'll be in a mets uniform finally healthy and will be able to contribute the mets Australia with cesspit is. There's no doubt about it number. Three AP sources reported this week that about ten major league umpires have opted out over. Yes, the corona virus concerns about being behind the plate. Obviously you have to. Be Behind the catcher. Somebody's guys are advanced in age and are susceptible to catching this so again we have understand when players, umpires and staff and older guys who decided not to be a part of this. You have to respect it. People playing with their lives, and if they know that there's a possibility that it could affect them, the only smart thing would be is to opt out. Yes, we seem big name. Players like David, price and buster Posey and even wind. Zimmerman who you know obviously won a world series with the nationals last year. And, the flip side was cowboy Joe West Umpire, who said he didn't think? that. Most of the deaths out there had anything to do with corona virus. He was a knocked by his own union. Who didn't stand believe what he was saying and. Some of his brother in. Don't believe it as well and they have bowed out of respect to people who want to take their lives in their own hands. Here comes the big interview. Listen Handler, which so good I now. Let's welcome to the podcast Tony Regan's. He's the VP of baseball and softball development at Major. League Baseball. Tony thanks for joining us here on the podcast. Rob. Tony, let's just get right into it. A lot of people talk about the diversity numbers in baseball. We saw little uptick, but still the numbers when you talk about African Americans. Especially the Hispanic numbers are growing, but the African American numbers are not there and I know baseball has has done a lot to try to bring more diverse. People to the game. Can you tell me? Some of the things that baseball has. Working. Yeah, I mean it's it's. It's always a work in progress, and we continue to try to get better and we've developed programs that. That just over the last five years that we really excited about and you know. One of our challenges is awareness I think the things that we are doing are really exciting, but nobody knows about it and that's that's my challenge, and that's my fault. I mean I think that. Doing podcasts such as this is important because of the awareness, but we we have a program called the dream series where we bring a hundred mostly African American. Kids and I'm talking about ninety percent African American. Young men that are really talented. We bring them the Arizona every year. And teach them baseball. One from you know. Some of the best instructors in in the country former major league player former all stars some hall of famers. Come in and they. They're the instructors Jerry. Manual. Former Major League manager leads all of our instruction. And what we try to do is we try to create an atmosphere where? These kids get the type of insights that they wouldn't typically from a coach Coaches Rec League or travel ball program. These guys are really talented and we want to. Provide that type of instruction knowledge to those African American kids that will allow them to. You'll to flourish every move that Rod tag. They sometime gets you know. The RBI program is another program that obviously a lot of people know about. It's been around for a while, but. The RBI program is about more than just baseball. It's about. Scholarships it's about providing opportunity and being just a good kid in your in your neighborhood and going back into your community and being an acid versus you know a liability, you know we have the academy. We have eleven of around the country. You know eight of them that we are the major league clubs operate. To three that we partner with in Puerto Rico Chicago and and and And New York. So I mean, there's a bunch of programs that we have in place that we we We were excited about Hank Aaron. Jumped on board a year and a half ago, we do the Hank Aaron Invitational Down in Vero Beach Florida where you're eating anything that the Jackie Robinson training complex after Jackie Miss Rachel Robinson was on board with US rebranding that. And it's really exciting. Most of the the the development work that we're GONNA do will be based out of Jackie Robinson. Training Complex in Vero Beach, so a former doctor town for for those that done that. No, but there's a lot of things that we have done and continue to do that. Really addressed the issue of young. African. American men and women plan our game now now. You had to feel good about the two thousand twenty draft. Where Sixteen of the I seventy three selections as twenty two percent. Came from diverse backgrounds, including I believe. Ed Howard was a part of your programme who was drafted by the cubs right with the sixteenth pick when you see the the fruits of your labor. How does that make you feel in baseball that that it is working you getting people in the system and they're getting to the big clubs. You know getting a chance to make the majors. Yeah. I mean they're storing countless stories like that when he came to our program. Was a little kid, scrawny kid. That you know what he had always had was his hands. He had a spectacular phenomenal hands, and and you know. His Bat was light at the time, but over the course of three years he developed into what he is today. He's going to be a really good player obviously didn't selected in the first round. is really exciting, but a quality kids. Jordan Walker with another kid that we had for for a long time and he you know he I think in the twenty first overall another kid that was really good, and then there was others that didn't even get selected that. Are Going to go to college that have been in our programs and we see. The fruits of our label labor, paying off in a big way and what we're trying to build a pipeline so year after year after year we continue to provide quality athletes each that that matriculate up the system. Know Not only the minor league system to the major leagues. Last thing you know, there's always a talk. Kids don't WanNA. Play Baseball. It's boring. It's slow, but for the fourth year row, baseball and softball combined the ranked as the most participated sports in the United States in twenty, nineteen with over twenty five million participants. I've always heard that, and maybe there's numbers to prove it, but are more even African American kids, but just kids in general playing organized baseball than ever before we used to play baseball, but in the streets and the neighborhoods, but don't kids play on Organiz level. They do what we're seeing. Rob Now is more kids I. There's been a shift. I just became candid. There's been a shift from traditional baseball community baseball like we've seen in the past like we grew up playing right middle little. League RBI Pony American Legion. You know that shift is occurred to travel ball and more elite play. So what you? What you see is more kids playing a game, but they're playing it differently. It's not just community baseball. They're playing travel and showcase baseball as well which is fine. you know then economics come into play. Not Not every kid can can get into that circuit. So what we're trying to do is make it affordable for everybody, and that's you know that's some of the program that I talked about earlier. All of that programming is cost free or Cost at all and and we provide equipment. sponsorships scholarships to these programs and You know we're excited about the days ahead obviously Kobe. has impacted us a bit, but we rarely get back in twenty twenty one. I. His name is Tony Regan's. He is the VP of a baseball softball development at Major League. Baseball Tony. Thank you so much. Keep doing the good work I appreciate you having me and thank you for providing this platform and much appreciated. Hi Guys I'm Katie. Lowes, actress, mom and host of the parenting podcast, Katie's crib. A show that helps women navigate the big shifts. Which motherhood can bring this season. You'll hear from resilient. Mama's like actress Gabrielle Union thought leaders like author of the New York. Times bestseller named Glennon Doyle and experts like prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist. Dr Eliza Berlin. We get candid about our experiences and share resources for everything parenting and Demitrio says surrogacy, divorce and blended families emotionally preparing for post-partum. Katie's crab is covering it all for a dose of comfort and community with those who understand the struggles, and the joys of raising tiny humans subscribe now for brand new episodes, every other Thursday listen to Katie's grip on iheartradio, APP or apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Its time for the pocket protector. Centrum, the analytic numbers. You need to know well, maybe Anthony. masterson is his name BS analytics is game. What do you got for me? Anthony or a few weeks back? We talked about a metric for baseball prospectus called deserved on average a way to measure pitchers based not only on things they can control like walks and strikeouts, but also on the run expectancy by each batted ball they allow. Don't think hitters will be left out. BP has also devised a metric called deserve one creative plus focusing on each expected contribution, rather than averaging stats at of already happen now, according to BP's explanation of the metric think of it like this, a single is better than a walk, but less valuable than a triple strike outs bad, but hitting double play Oh that's worse. That's the basic thought process behind DRC. They're like most metrics DRC plus waited what the average is one hundred and every number above all the world is percentage above or below league average. Anybody will be shocked to know that a certain Michael. Nelson trout lead based on the metric by full ten percent last season. What they won seventy seven mark known fact trout was each of the last four years. He's pretty good now. Maybe the most surprising enter into baseball, top ten and DRC plus last season. That'd be the twins Catcher Mitch Garber. WHO's one thirty nine Mark Landon at seven at all baseball behind trout, yellow bellinger, Bregman crews and Rendova, and in a sixty game season could play reach two hundred only eleven seasons ever seen a two hundred DRC, plus and four of them were very bonds. Anything can happen in a sprint to the finish. that. Was a big week in the big leagues. Out. Or is it fair and now feared shadow league dot com, and it'll be insider, JR gamble. Last, season Rookies Vlad Guerrero and Alonzo stole the show at the MLB Homerun Derby and gave fans a glimpse into the next generation of baseball stars, Jr is it foul, or is it fair to say to twenty twenty MLB? Shortened by the corona virus to sixty games will suffer from not having a home run Derby. Pair Ball. Are you kidding me? Season Without Homerun Derby. That's classic moments. The one baseball's best branding tools lost. Remember when Griffey hit the warehouse at Camden yards in ninety three, and went on to actually win three and ninety, four, Ninety, eight, ninety, nine, or two, thousand eight. Josh Hamilton's triumphant return from battles with drugs and alcohol, putting on a display at Yankee stadium, the likes of which we've never seen thirteen homers in Rhode improving why he was anointed the natural. Hardball the Fraser in Two Thousand Fifteen. Put on a show for the first year of the current bracket style format feeding Zach Peterson dramatic fashion in front of fans on the Mississippi Matty's night Robin. I had a front seat for that one. In nineteen, ninety six was the class of the titans walk the verse Barry Bonds The too long ball came face off in the finals. Big Mac hit two homers and I remember Barry bonds hit three in a row for the wind. The Terry on top was bonds backflip. Then social show two thousand two, when he was smashing blows out of Miller, Park moments like these make baseball. It promotes the younger game for the younger generation, and he votes memories of the Golden Era old defense. Of course, the Cova season will miss the office and Homerun Derby but by next season. Hopefully, all of this will be forgotten. It's time for trash. Talk Twitter! Your chance to trash. Anyone or anything in major league baseball. Take this week's winner is Caleb Zane. He tweeted me this hour like to rip the Atlanta Braves for standing pat and keeping the braves Monica. The name and logo have been used since nineteen twelve. It is time to join the Washington football team and move towards a modern euro. Caleb one a new era snapback hat. If you want a chance to win, just like Caleb dippy up all my twitter. Matt Rob Parker F. One and you could win. When rob was the newspaper columnist. He lives by this motto. If I'm writing, I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new I now let's woken. One of my favorite scribes Gordon Would Meyer, who is now with NBC Chicago after thirteen years on the beat with the Chicago sun-times. Gordon, welcome to the PODCAST. Hey Rod thanks for having me up. You're doing well man. I'm doing just Grea baseball is in the air. It won't be long. Let me just get your overview. Are you optimistic cautiously optimistic about this sixty game baseball season happening. You know we talk about that stupid friggin. Cliche about you know taking things one day at a time. This is the only time I probably in my entire life I've ever actually done that I. Mean I keep waiting every day for the thing that's going to be the signal that says all right. We can't do this anymore because it just seems like. It seems like an impossible undertaking. Especially, the more we see, what's going on in the news every day across a lot of states that have baseball teams. To try to travel thirty different locales Once you get outside. Your individual team bubbles man I really don't know how they do it but so far it's really been impressive to me. How many people they've kept healthy? It has been I agree with as many moving parts and people that baseball has, but the other thing. Gordon is that people on on top of each other? I think football and basketball is going to be tougher just because of the way you play the game and other than being at the plate to hit, and maybe at first base, people have their space. Yeah I totally agree with that. And I think one of the other things that that works in favor of baseball is because these guys play every day because they spend more time with each other all day long at the ballpark and they do their own families for most of the year. There's a different kind of daily reality to if it doesn't exist in some of the other sports, you can call it a daily disciplined. You can call it a daily whatever you want a grind whatever but the fact that you have to follow these routines every single day you know down to pretty fine schedules in baseball that don't quite exist on a day-to-day basis like they do like any other sports. I think that lends itself maybe to a mindset that helps them baseball in addition to what you say, I mean. The game is basically a gain of safe distancing in general. I it really is, let's talk about. Rizzo the cubs first Baseman, he remains day-to-day. Can you give me an update on the what type lower back? Yeah! They got an MRI on him yesterday and it confirmed what they already thought, so he's. He's got In his in his ribcage in his left lower back, he's got some inflammation in there. It's something generally that he has dealt with. A. Once a year typically twice a year once in a while, but usually lasts anywhere from three days to a week And yeah, he had last year at twenty eight eighty. He's really had it. Since probably twenty fourteen had it just about every day but right now you had flare up on him just when it looked like it was going pretty good a couple of days ago, he he took some swings, and it's alert up on him so I don't know if that counts as a setback or not, but with barely a week left before. Game start up I. It's kind of touch and go as to whether he'll have to open up on on one of those backdated injured list, and maybe miss a few games out of the shoe right now. He says he's optimistic. He thinks he'll be able to play and and he was one of these guys. And by the way this this defies explanation to right, he lost twenty five pounds Durao shut down 'cause he got on this amazing workout program that involved a lot of core of all things and yet here right out of the shoot he's he gets a back thing all over again I always thought that was because he was kind of chunky anyway, but look like e-, even even skinny Rizzo's has back issues. Our guest is going with Meyer from NBC Chicago after thirteen years at the Chicago sun-times. Tell me about the new skipper. David Ross are obviously Joe. Madden was did they won the world series? This is gonNA. Be Different with the guy was never been a manager. What are your impressions of raw so far? Yeah well first of all. It does he have a record, does he did he just set a record for time in between getting hired and F, you manage. You're gonNA gain, but. I mean. It's ridiculous I mean he might wind up. He might move move up on the most tenured head coach and manager in Chicago. Depending on what happens with Jim Boylan before you ever manages a game, so I'm looking forward to that headline, but I will say. Is You know I went into spring training in February? You know like I I'm skeptical by nature rates and you know me. Why you do how we are, we're always skeptical exactly so so I'm looking for for signs that okay. Maybe this isn't as perfect as everybody says or or you know. Maybe maybe this is something to worry about in this area that area But this was A. This guy was well liked and of clubhouse leader most of his career, and I saw it firsthand for those two years. He was with the cubs when they. won ninety seven games one year, and then the next year finally won that world series a huge part of that in terms of clubhouse presence. But how does that translate to to a manager? Especially, when like nine guys are back, are still here from that team. That were his buddies and teammates, but I did see in. Both back in March and and I see it now. There is a managerial way. He carries himself so whether it's preparation that he's done since then or for just a natural. Way of looking at things. He does. He he does bring a presence. He does bring leadership, and we know that he knows the gain how he's. GonNa Handle this rebuilt bullpen. That'll be probably the biggest question but I think he's GonNa do fine on balance. All right last thing do the cubs make the playoffs? Yes, and no and the reason why? Yes. I'm why. Well I I'll tell you that it has nothing to do with their pitching depth, because that's a huge huge question mark, and if this were a long season, I would say no, but because it's a short season, because these guys have a core when you count, Ross has ten guys WanNa world series together and almost every new guy. They brought in to shore up. The deficiencies are guys either either veterans. Guys that have had adversity and their careers guys that have something to prove. That has made a an amazing combination of team by in with the Colbert Protocols. They have a chance and they haven't had a positive test yet. I think the only team in the league. And, they have a chance just to keep in taft. Better than I think most, if not all other teams involved, and because they're in the central, they have a really short travel schedule. To, stay healthier than anybody there you go. There's a good reason art. His name is going whitmire. CHECK THEM OUT NBC. CHICAGO DOT COM and go and we'll check back with you during the regular season. Man I appreciate it. Stay safe. All right you too good talking to you up. Now, it's time for some diamond dust with wish. TV's Phil Sanchez out of here. Played, baseball in college now here, his LV knowledge. Well rob very well. A die hard met fan so needless to say I am ecstatic that it seems as though the team is finally going to be sold this after bids were made last week, but the question now is who will be the team's next owner. Will it be Steve Cohen's hedge fund billionaire who grew up a mets fan and tried to buy the team before, or will it be Alex Rodriguez Jennifer Lopez? WHO This Week! Week have added several pro athletes to their long list of investors. Time will tell, but for most met fans, either one will be better than the current ownership. Meanwhile, the League at least one player on every team has tested positive for Kobe and several more players have announced they will be opting out of the twenty twenty season including San Francisco Star, catcher buster Posey posing his wife has recently adopted newborn twins who were born prematurely. Posey and his wife have got a lot of support from the San Francisco giants including new manager Dave, Kappler, who said quote family first, and that's the way it should be. Out bringing the closer. MLB is better than the NFL or NBA, and it isn't even close. Baseball is better than the NBA NFL and at eight even close especially when you talk about the anticipation of opening day I know week. One of the NFL people want to see the games I know to start the opening night of the NBA, but no, it's nothing like opening day in baseball. I don't care what anybody tells you. It is a tradition. It also usually is the first sign of Spring and warm weather and the idea of getting out. Obviously, it's all different from this. This with the pandemic, and it's already summer, but it will I'll chagrin a sense of normalcy that first baseball game on July. Twenty third people will be glued. It'll be curious to see what kind of TV weightings it gets. When the Yankees and the nationals play the first game of the twenty twenty season, but the anticipation on opening day to me is unlike any other sport and baseball fans. They eat it up. It is a holiday for most people and most cities around this country. In the words of New York TV legend the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking you for your time this time until next time. Rob Parker out. This could be an insect parked next week same time same message. Hi! I'm Devin leary and I'm Carolina borrow and we're here to tell you to dump him. Break up with your boyfriend and we want you to listen to our podcast true romance every week where we talk about our love lives and the love lives of others. Please join our exes. 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Inside the Parker - Braves Smart Puig Signing; Cspedes Comeback Watch; Umps Opting Out; Cubs 60-Game Season Preview

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Yes, Yo PUIG is Assadi with the Atlanta Braves, and that is great news. It was reported by ESPN, and yes, the braves can use them because don't forget outfielder nick mark is has opted out and will not play in the sixty game season and week is a spark plug. That gay could definitely use him last year if you remember. PUIG batted two sixty seven in one, hundred and forty, nine gave between the reds and Indians, but when he got traded over to Cleveland, he batted two ninety seven, and was definitely a spark plug for the tribe. So this is a good move by them and when you think of what they. Did when they picked up marcel of SUNA to a one year contract also in the outfield. Don't forget the NL East is a tough division. The Nets won the world series. The mets are better. The phillies are better. So the braves won division. A year ago is not sitting by. They want another chance to repeat. Making a move like this to get. PUIG was available is a smart smart move on love what the braves have done. This will help number to say. It isn't saw Yoda. CESSPIT is is coming back to the major leagues. Met Fans stand, cheer. I know you don't believe it. Finally. It's like he's being gone from now two years. If you can believe that he hasn't played in the big leagues in two years and When you think about Winnie arrived and showed up to the mets back on July, thirty, first and twenty fifteen, and he had an unbelievable stretch got the mets into the playoffs hit like seventeen home runs. In sixty games he was a sparkplug. He was a sturdy stirred to drink. He was unbelievable, but he's been banged up in injured, and we just haven't seen spiritus, and this all works out for suspects now because we can envision being healthy, envision him playing in that Universal D. H. Role, and it's just a matter of getting back out there. They, say he will be at full powerful strength and with. Lonzo and that are lineup. CESSPIT is will be a sight for sore eyes in New York. Even know fans will be able to see them up close just the idea that he'll be in a mets uniform finally healthy and we'll be able to contribute the mets. Australia with Cesspool this. There's no doubt about it. Number. Three AP sources reported this week that about ten major league umpires have opted out over. Yes, the corona virus our concerns about being behind the plate. Obviously you have to. Be Behind the catcher. Some of these guys are advanced in age and are susceptible to catching this so again we have to understand when players UMPIRES and staff and older guys who decide not to be a part of this, you have to respect it. People are playing with their lives, and if they know that there's a possibility that it could affect them, the always smart thing would be is to opt out. Yes, we seem big name players like David, price, and buster, Posey and even wind. Zimmerman, who you know, obviously won a world series with the nationals last year. And the the flip side was cowboy Joe West. The Empire said he didn't think. that. Most of the deaths out there had anything to do with corona virus he was. Knocked by his own union, who didn't stand believe what he was saying, and obviously some of his brother in. Don't believe it as well, and they have bowed out much respect to people who want to take their lives in their own hands. Here comes the big inner Vian. Listened handler, which so good. I now, let's welcome to the podcast time Regan's. He's the VP of baseball and softball development at Major League Baseball. Tony thanks for joining us here on the podcast. We ought to be with rob. Tony let's just get right into it. A lot of people talk about diversity numbers in baseball. We saw little uptick, but still the numbers when you talk about African Americans especially, the Hispanic numbers are growing, but the African American numbers are not there and I know baseball has done a lot to try to bring more diverse. People to the game. Can you tell me? Some of the things that baseball has. Working. Yeah I. Mean it's it's. It's always a work in progress, and we continue to try to get better and we've developed programs that. That just over the last five years that we are really excited about and you know. One of our challenges is awareness I i. think the things that we are doing are really exciting. Nobody knows about it and that's that's my challenge, and that's my fault. I mean I think. Do doing a podcast such as this is important because of the awareness, but we have a program called. The dream series where we bring a hundred mostly African American. Kids and I'm talking about ninety percent African American young men that are really talented. We bring them to Arizona every year. And teach them baseball one on one from you know. Some of the best instructors in in the country former major league player former all stars some hall of famers. Come in, and they're the instructors. Jerry manual former major league. Manager leave Oliver Instruction. And what we tried to do is we try to create an atmosphere where? These kids get the type of insight that they wouldn't typically get from a coach that coaches at Rec League or travel ball program. These guys are really talented and we want to. Provide that type of instruction and knowledge to those African. American kids that will allow them to to flourish in every move that Rod tag. They sometime gets you know. The RBI program is another program that obviously a lot of people know about. It's been around for a while, but. The RBI program is about more than just baseball. It's about. Scholarships it's about providing opportunity and being just a good kid in your in your neighborhood and going back into your community and being an acid versus you know a liability you know we have the academy have eleven of them around the country. You know eight of them that we are the major league. Clubs operate directly to three that we partner with him, Puerto Rico Chicago and and And And New York. So I mean there's a bunch of programs that we have in place that we we We were excited about Hank Aaron. Jumped on board a year and a half ago, we do the Hank Aaron Invitational Down in Vero Beach Florida where you're eating eating that the Jackie Robinson training complex after Jackie Miss. Rachel Robinson was on board with US rebranding that. And it's really exciting. Most of the the development work that we're GONNA do will be based out of Jackie Robinson Training Complex. Girl beat so former dodger town for for those that done that. No, but there's a lot of things that we have done and continue to do that. Really addressed the issue of young. African American men and women. You know plan our game now now. You had to feel good about the twenty twenty draft. Where Sixteen of the I, seventy three selections US twenty two percent. Came from diverse backgrounds, including I believe Ed. Howard was a part of your programme who was drafted by the cubs right with the sixteenth pick! When you see the fruits of your labor. How does that make you feel in baseball that that it is working you getting people in the system and they're getting to the big clubs. You know getting a chance to make the majors. Yeah. I mean there's stories countless stories like that. ed When he came to our program was it was a little kid scrawny kid? That you know what he had always had was his hands. He had spectacular phenomenal hands, and and you know. His Bat was light at the time, but over the course of you know three years. He developed into what he is today. He's going to be a really good player. Obviously getting selected in the first rouse, is really exciting, but a quality kids Jordan. Walker was another kid that we had for. For for a long time, and he he I think in the twenty first overall another kid that was really good, and then there was others that didn't even get elected that are going to go to college that have been in our programs, and we see the fruits of our labor labor, paying off in a big way and we're trying to do is build a pipeline so year after year after year we continue to provide quality. Athletes that that Neil. matriculate up the system, not only minor league system, but to the major leagues. Lasting. There's always talk. Kids don't WanNA play baseball. It's boring. It's slow, but for the fourth year in a row baseball and softball combined had ranked as the most participates sports in the United States in Twenty nineteen with over twenty five million participants. I've always heard that, and maybe there's numbers to prove it, but are more even African American kids, but just kids in general playing organize baseball than ever before we used to play baseball, but in the streets and the neighborhoods, but don't kids play on a Organiz level. They do do but what we're seeing now is more kids. I've. There's been a shift I just be candid. There's been a shift from traditional baseball community baseball like we've seen in the past, we grew up playing. Little League Rbi Pony American Legion. Ship is occurred to to travel ball and more elite play. So what you what? You see more kids playing the game, but they're playing it differently. It's not just community baseball. They're playing travel, ball and showcase baseball as well which is fine. you know, but then the economics common to play. Not Not every kid can can get into that circuit. So what we're trying to make it affordable for everybody, and that's you know. That's some of the programming that I talked about earlier. All of that programming is cost free or very little cost at all, and and we provide equipment. sponsorships scholarships to these programs and You know we're excited about the days ahead. Obviously cove it. As has impacted us a bid, but we rarely get back. May, twenty twenty one. I! His name is Tony Regan's. He is the VP of baseball and softball development at Major League. Baseball Tony. Thank you so much. Keep doing the good work. I appreciate you having me and thank you for providing this platform. Much appreciate it. Hi Guys I'm Katie Lowes, actress, mom and host of the parenting podcast Katie scrip a show that helps women navigate the big shifts which motherhood can bring this season. You'll hear from resilient. Mama's like actress Gabrielle. Union thought leaders like author. The, New York Times best seller, untained, Glennon Doyle and experts, prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist Dr Elissa Berlin. 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BP has also devised a metric called deserved one created plus focusing on each other's expected contribution rather than averaging stats volley. Now according to Bt's explanation of metric think of it like this, a single is better than a walk, but less valuable than a triple strikeouts are bad, but hitting new double play Oh. That's worse. That's the basic thought process behind DRC plus they're like most metrics, the AFC plus is rated where the average one hundred and every number above all the world is percentage above or below league average now I don't think anybody will be shocked to know that. A certain Michael, Nelson and trout lead-based metric by full ten percent last season. They won seventy seven mark fact travel. Each of the last four years, he's pretty good now. Maybe the most surprising entrant into baseball, top ten and DRC plus season that'd be the twins Catcher, Mitch, Garber, who was one thirty nine Mark Landon seventh old baseball behind trout's Yelich Bellinger, Bregman crews and Renzo, and in a sixty game season could have play a reach. Two hundred only eleven seasons have ever seen a two hundred DRC plus four of them will barry bonds. Anything can happen in Finnish. Wasn't big week in the big leagues. Four. Is it fair and now feared shadow league? Dot Com, and they'll be insider JR gamble. Last Season Rookies Vlad Guerrero Impede Alonzo stole the show at the MLB, Homerun Derby, and gave fans a glimpse into the next generation of baseball stars, Jr. is it foul or is it fair to say? The twenty twenty MLB seasons shortened by the corona virus to sixty games will suffer from not having a homerun derby they ask. Are you kidding me? A season without a Homerun Derby. That's a classic moments one of Baseball's best branding tools loss. Remember when Griffey hit the warehouse that can't in yards and ninety three, and went on to actually win three and ninety, four, Ninety, eight, and ninety, nine or two, thousand, eight with Josh, Hamilton's triumphant return from battles of drugs and alcohol to putting on a display at Yankee stadium. The likes of which we've never seen thirteen homers in a row approving. He was anointed the natural. Hot The fraser in two thousand fifteen, but on the show for the first year of the current bracket style format feeding. Jack, Peterson in dramatic fashion in front of fans on the. Night Robin? I had a front seat for that one in nineteen, ninety six was the class. Off, the burs Barry Bonds to long ball. Teams faced off in the finals. Big Mac hit two homers, and I remember Barry bonds hit three in a row for the win. The Terry on top was bonded backflip then social show two, thousand two, when he was smashing blows out of Miller Park. Moments like these make baseball for mostly younger game for the younger generation and folks. Memories of the Golden Era old defense. Of course, the Kobe season will miss them all star festivities and Homerun Derby by next season. Hopefully, all of this will be forgotten. Thank out the day now. It's time for trash. Talk Twitter. With your chance to trash, anyone or anything in Major League Baseball Take this week's winner is Caleb Zane. He tweeted me this hour like to rip the Atlanta Braves for standing pat and keeping the braves Monica. The name and logo had been used since one thousand, nine, hundred twelve. It is time to join the Washington football team and move towards a modern era. Caleb one a new era snapback hat? If you want a chance to win, just like Caleb Hippie up all my twitter at Rob Parker. F, one and you could win. When rob was the newspaper columnist, he lived by this motto. If I'm writing, I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new. Now! Let's woken one of my favorite scribes. That's right. Gordon would Meyer who is now with NBC Chicago after thirteen years on the beat with the Chicago, Sun Times Gordon Welcome to the podcast. Robert thanks for having me up. You're doing well. Men I'm doing just Grea baseball is in the air. It won't be long. Let me just get your overview. You optimistic cautiously optimistic. This sixty game baseball season happening. You know we we. We talk about that stupid. frigging cliche about you know taking things one day at a time. This is the only time I probably in my entire life. I've ever actually done that I. Mean I. Keep waiting every day for the thing that's going to be the signal that says all right. We can't do this anymore because it just seems like it seems like an. An impossible undertaking. Especially, the more we see of what's going on in the news every day across a lot of states that have baseball teams know to try to travel thirty different locales Once you get outside your individual team bubbles man I I i. really don't know how they do it but so far it's really been impressive to me. How many people they've kept healthy? It has been I agree with as many moving parts and people that baseball has, but the other thing, Gordon is that people on on top of each other? I think football and basketball is going to be tougher just because of the way you play the game and other than being at the plate to hit, and maybe at first base, people have their space. Yeah I totally agree with that and I think one of the other things that that works in favor of baseball is because these guys play every day, and because they spend more time with each other all day long at the ballpark and they do with their own families for most of the year. There's a different kind of daily reality to it that. That doesn't exist in some of the other sports. You can call it a daily discipline. You can call it a daily whatever you want a grind whatever but the fact that you have to follow these routines every single day you know down to pretty fine schedules in baseball that don't quite exist on a day-to-day basis like they do like any other sports. I think that lends itself maybe to a mindset that helps them baseball. In addition what you say, I mean. The game is basically a game that safe distancing in general it really is. Let's talk about Anthony Rizzo. The cubs first baseman he remains day to day. Can you give me an update on the what type lower back? Yeah, they got an eye on him yesterday and it confirmed what they already thought, so he's. He's got In his in his ribcage and his left lower back He's got some inflammation in there. It's something generally that he has dealt with. A? Once a year typically twice a year once in a while, but usually last anywhere from three days to A. And Yeah, he had to last year he had at twenty eighteen. He's really had it since probably twenty fourteen years. Had it just about every day. right now. You know you had a flare up on him. Just when it looked like it was going pretty good a couple of days ago, he he took some swings and slurred up on him. So I don't know if that counts as a setback or not, but with barely a week left before game startup. I it's kind of. Touching goal is to weather. He'll have to open up on on one of those backdated injured list and maybe miss a few games out of the shoe right now. He says he's optimistic. He thinks he'll be able to play and he was one of these guys. And, and by the way this this defies explanation to right. He lost twenty five pounds or I'll cut down. 'cause he got on this amazing workout program involved a of core of all things and yet here right out of the shoe these he gets a back thing all over again I, always thought that was because he was kind of Chunky anyway, but it looks like. Even even skinny. Rizzo's has back issues. Our guest is going Meyer from NBC Chicago after thirteen years at the Chicago sun-times. Tell me about the new skipper David Ross are obviously Joe. Madden was dead. They won the world series. This is gonNA. Be Different with the guy's never been a manager. What are your impressions of Russell? Far? Yeah, well first of all it does he ever record? did he just set a record for time in between getting hired, and after managing to gain? I mean. It's ridiculous. I mean he might wind up a he might move move up on the most tenured head coach and manager listing, Chicago depending on what happens with Jim, Boylan, before he ever manages a game so I'm I'm looking forward to that headline, but I will say. Is You know I went into spring training in February? You know like I. I'm skeptical by nature rates and you know. How we are. We're always skeptical exactly so so I'm looking for for signs that okay. Maybe this isn't as perfect as everybody says or or you know. Maybe maybe this is something to worry about in this area that area to But this guy was A. You know this guy was well liked in kind of a clubhouse leader, most of his career and I saw it firsthand for those two years he was with the cubs when they one ninety seven games one year, and then the next year finally won the world series a huge part of that in terms of a clubhouse presence. But how does that translate to to a manager? Especially, when like nine guys are back are still here from that team that we're his buddies and teammates I did see. That all the way back in March and I see it now. There is a managerial way. He carries himself so whether it's preparation that he's done since then or or just a natural. Way of looking at things. He, does he? He does bring presence. He does bring leadership. We know that he knows the game. how GONNA handle this rebuild bullpen. That'll be probably the biggest question but I think he's GonNa do fine on balance. Last thing do the cubs make the playoffs? Yes, and no and the reason why? Yes. And why? Well I. I'll tell you that it has nothing to do with their pitching depth, because that's a huge huge question mark, and if this were a long season I would say no, but because it's a short season, and because these guys have core when you count, Ross has ten guys WanNa. World series together and almost every new guy they brought in to. Shore up. deficiencies are guys either either veterans. Guys. That have had adversity our careers guys that have something to prove. That has made a an amazing combination of team by and with the Kobe protocols. They have a chance and they haven't had a positive test yet. I think the only team in the league. And they have a chance just to keep in past. Better than I think most, if not all other teams involved in it because they're in the central, they have a really. Short travel schedule. Stay healthier than anybody there you go. There's a good reason artist name is going with Meyer. Check him out. NBC Chicago Dot Com and go, and we'll check back with you during the regular season. Man I appreciate it. Stay safe. All right you too good talking to you rob. I'm Dan Shapiro. Host family secrets. These are strange times to say the least, but if podcasting has taught me, anything is that there's nothing more grounding than a deep conversation with someone who understands the power of challenging circumstances to help you become the person you were always meant to be I. Hope you'll join me for a very special two part bonus episode. This Thursday and Friday I got to speak with the incredible Alicia keys who has a lot to say about what it means to find and then express your truth was an in subscribe family secrets on the iheartradio, APP Apple, podcasts or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Now it's time for some diamond dust with TV's Phil Sanchez. He played baseball in college now here. His MLB knowledge. Well Robert Z very well. No, I'M A die. Hard met fan so needless to say I am ecstatic that it seems as though the team is finally going to be sold this after bids were made last week, but the question now is who will be the team's next owner. Will it be Cohen Hedge? Fund billionaire who grew up a mets fan and it's tried to buy the team before, or will it be Alex? Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez who this. This week have added several pro athletes to their long list of investors. Time will tell, but for most mets ends. Either one will be better than the current ownership. Meanwhile around the league. At least one player on every team has tested positive for Kobe, nineteen and several more players have announced they will be opting out of the twenty twenty season including San Francisco Star catcher Buster Posey. Both he and his wife have recently adopted. Newborn twins were born prematurely. Posey and his wife have done a lot of support from the San Francisco. Giants including new manager gave Kappler who said quote family first, and that's the way it should be. Closer. Here's why MLB is better than the NFL or NBA and it isn't even close. Baseball is better than the NBA NFL and at eight even close especially when you talk about the anticipation of opening day I know week one in the NFL people, WanNa see the games I to start the opening night of the NBA, but no, it's nothing like opening day in Baseball I. Don't Care What anybody tells you. It is a tradition. It also usually is the first sign of Spring and warm weather and the idea of getting out. Obviously, it's all different from this with the pandemic, and it's already summer, but it will I'll Sharon. Normalcy that first baseball game on July, twenty third people will be glued. It'll be curious to see what kind of TV weightings it gets when the Yankees and the nationals play the first game of the twenty twenty season, but the anticipation on opening day to me is unlike any other spore. And baseball fans, they eat it up. It is unholiday for most people in most cities around this country. In the words of New York, TV legend the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking you for your time this time until next time Rob Parker out. Can't. This could be an incentive park. Same Bat time same message. 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O Bahia e as aes afirmativas - FORA DE CAMPO #001

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O Bahia e as aes afirmativas - FORA DE CAMPO #001

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Mason and Ireland (HR 1)

Mason & Ireland

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Mason and Ireland (HR 1)

"This is the. Today's show better than yesterday show growl. I was not happy with yesterday happy the the. Yesterday this show I blame Sodano, but did the definitely played a role. The I would like to start today with a question if you don't mind and my question is not only directed at you. But it you Greg Bergman. Are you ready? I'm always ready. What is wrong with the two of you is that the lesson? Yes. If we that is the subject. Wrong with the wrong with our view yesterday. When it was announced that AJ Pollick is going to be out for what we think will be five months, Greg. You're up to it might be a little bit. Where did this timetable come from? There is no time to earth. No timetable who says it's five months. There were several reports yesterday saying that Bali could be out for as much as five it was five months in two thousand sixteen when he got this. Listen to Dave Roberts talk about this. And he'll he'll talk about the timetable. So the latest with AJ is he is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. And they are going to take up the hardware from plate. Whatever else is in there from his twenty-six surgery. So how it happened in Chicago bumped his arm hit his arm, his elbow? And there was a the Bursa. Infection was created. And so, you know, if it was if it was on his if he didn't have surgery, it's something that you can just treat with antibiotics, but the now when you're baking in the fact that there's hardware it's it's from pre surgery infection. So that's the point of going in there. And so tomorrow, the surgery to take hardware the structure of the bone is is fine as in a good place. So that's good thing. Far as recovery. We just don't have a time line right now. So five months just totally made up. No Clapper phone. This is a complicated as hell thing. First of all, he's yeah. He's an orthopedic surgeon. No, I'm saying without seeing x-rays and there's an infection. There's metal take out like, for example. Let me just put let me just throw something at you. So when I had all the metal put into my foot. The recovery. Time was six months if I would have had to take it out, the recovery time would have been two months, right? I chose not to ever have it removed. AJ pollick? Is now going to have to have it removed. Now, what is your question about AJ pollen? My question is what's wrong with the two of you. And in what respect I watched both of you yesterday on social media, try to make the argument that even after they announced this. Yeah. That Pollock is out from somewhere between what you say, two months. What rather reporters are saying five months, but with that you'd still rather have Pollock than I just don't want pre is an actual living being in play batting one seventy two and who was a constant clubhouse irritant who wins the desk by subtracts. You how big of an irritant is if they went to the World Series two years in a row. I mean seriously. I wanna go back. Go back to game two of the 2017 World Series in the Houston Astros. It was a play where Yasuko Puig was out of position that led to the Astros winning game to the dodgers might have won the World Series had Yasuko taken the time to look at his defensive alignment cartoon understand that without him. They may not even have don't you in there that Yasuko Puig is batting buck seventy two Abrek seventy two and he can play for the next three months. He's a major league player. With major talent. You're making an argument that a guy dishes traction slice of tragedy. It was a pain in the ass Turner, all but set it rise another guy that can play instead of week in this situation. And that guys Alex do go who is going is going to have a good enough years. Possibly be Wookey of the year. And we're giving days. Arby? So who's gonna play centerfield more than anyone else going forward, you go or do Bellinger? Okay. Yeah. So but Verduga was playing Verduga could've played in left field with plea. Right. But I mean, they've got an embarrassment of riches here. They've got jock Peterson whose among the league's homerun leaders with ten. They've got Alex Verdoux goes baton three forty two with nine eighty-five Opie s was two for four again last night. They've got Cody Bellinger. Who is Cody Bellinger? Okay. Are absolutely loaded in the outfield, and what they've eliminated is a distraction guy who a lot of guys in that clubhouse was revealed in the Andy McCulloch article were sick of him. It you can't argument the argument that he's a pain in the ass and he's gone, right? But I'd still rather have a guy who can contribute versus a guy who is on this shied for four. My was rather not have. Yeah. That just a hater. No. You're a hater and Europe cater. And they're and they're both better than have. No what? You're more tweet apologised at this. We. Okay. You give me a healthy Pollock and a healthy SEO you guys over I could take Paul instead who give me know AJ pug, none unavailable to play or week. Give me the guy who's available as not playing. Well at all. But Turner says the frustrating part is that if we was good and played good them. We would be really really really good. So everyone wanted him to be that player. He just didn't show up. Right. But he just didn't show jab. But that's that's sad. That's the that is a team captain saying we're done with it. Right. He actually said I didn't try hard enough in gun to survive in LA. It's natty says I never worked hard with the dodgers. Okay. I want your with the dodgers. You you want the guy that works hard or the guy that doesn't work hard? I want the guy who puts his numbers for not working hard. If he wasn't working hard and he still hit twenty home runs. I'll take known with plead. You get all of the behind the scenes clubhouse. You get all the showing up late. You got all the ignoring of the coaches and teammates you get all the mistakes on defensive positioning. You gotta one eighty four hitter. You got a guy who had more than twenty home runs in a season. Only twice. You got a guy who's averaged one hundred eighteen games played ear. He's not exactly the model of health. Right. But I'm telling you, he's look at his numbers over the last four years where you guys claim he was not trying you you're not dealing with any of the character stuff or any of the thing that the guys saying because I won't Dave ri- saying he doesn't want a guy who takes place off. Right. But I want results I'm looking at his numbers over the past four years. He had a five hundred slugging percentage for two years between seventeen and eighteen both years when they went to the World Series that doesn't percentage right now. Right. But it doesn't matter this matter. Wait a minute his career percentages, four seventy three. So he's going to revert to that at some point because he's having a bad month. You can't throw away. The fact that last year his percentage was four ninety four. Yeah. Lashari at twenty three high run. I the last year he twenty the year before that had twenty nine runs. I love take the fatty one home run. I am not a plea gator. I love the guy finished. So I could tell by the first segment your second is poker tournament last year plan in his next poker tournament, which is later this month in may he's a really good, dude. But he also when I hear guys like Justin Turner say now, we're done we're done with them. He was we were great when he was great. But he wasn't great. When I hear Dave Roberts say he took plays off. What I'm hearing is you're arguing number. And I'm arguing what he was doing inside that clubhouse and to that team. And by the way, there is, sir. Twenty and eleven right. And is that they're not they're not dying. You're absolutely ignoring the fact that with with this cancer who you say they do not want the been to the World Series back toback your heated something right game. Two of the twenty-seven, Henry Janssen. Blue games of the twenty blame kenley Jansen for that kenley Jansen is part of that. But had Yossi, oh, you're. That he played that ball correctly. Nobody chain and still blows the same. Oh, no. What do you not understand? When guys are pain in the ass. No. But I'm what I'm saying is give me the pain in the ass who puts up numbing pain in the ass. Great a given a choice between pain in the Asir. No pain in the ass. I take no pain in the ass. So you don't want. Lebron is I mean is LeBron page. Do you think he's a pace Kobe? Lebron Komi you think Kobe's a pain in the ass. Horsey? Kobe says he's a pain in the think those guys are paying Kobe exact words, I'm not easy to play with. I'm pain in the ass. If you're going to LeBron James, you think is a pain in the ass on says that about himself. He says I'm hoping Ron demanding does that's not what we was doing. He wasn't demanding Hobie raise pain in the rain in those is say, I don't guys. Guys, work hard. Maybe too hard Yoshio pig doesn't work hard enough. And in in the case of Dave Roberts says doesn't does takes plays off. He's so talented that if he's he's really he is he's a he's an average player, but wait a minute. He's an average play just made my point. He's an average player. Right. But who's a big pain in the app? He's a player. AJ Pollick is non existent for the next three to five months. You rather have Alex Verduga or yourself? Why can't I have both? You can't well because what's on this team right now which drug jock Peterson or Yossi up week? Gimme the guy who's third in the league at home runs. I rather have jock. I'd rather have Verduga have belly John. Ten minor in compared to two. Yes, he'll weeks. Well, jock is hitting the ball. Extremely well. Is right now. Right. Great in the world. He's improved the same way. Cody Bellinger, improved. Mason wants me you're being a prisoner in the moment. Mason once made the argument on this show that he'd rather of Yossi and Mike trout. When Yasser help week, and it's no it's ridiculous. If you look at how Yossi up we came onto the there was about ten minutes. I still I still think that is the single stupidest thing I've ever said in the history of the world wasn't a stupid as you know. I'll tell you. Why next? Hey, don't forget Friday. What time is Ramona coming on twelve thirty? Okay. Don't forget fry thirty. We are partying at El Torito in the city of orange which off the five at suited city drive or the fifty seven off Chapman. You can. Join us at El Torito for fiesta Friday, celebrating Cinco de Maya weekend. Happy hour every hour starting at six AM with morning show. Mason Ireland Sodano show happy hour specials. Five dollar to taste four dollar L. Humidor shots presented by the all. New Takata platinum a beer for the boldest. And we got a cooler full of Takata as in here right now. Ireland drinking them in the middle of the day never been prouder of you. Chris Chris Chris lives here. He's gotta deserves a mixed reserves Takata. All right. Mason island ESPN. Hey, it's Thursday already this shows better than yesterday's show. Now, let me we're talking about the J Pollock thing. A mason. Bergman would rather have a guy who cannot play. He's injured in out for a couple of months, then Yossi rephrase that would we rather have. Yes. Yup. We on this team or not on this team. That's the right way. No, no. That isn't the question. I'm asking I'm asking right now who rather AG Pollock or Yossi? Dick, the move is made room for Alex for Dougal. So you didn't get the question right now. Who rather rather like our? Josse? Then I'd rather have. Yes. Yup. League in Cincinnati. How about that rather have J Paul? Okay. So if you going by right now this moment were in the moment. And that means he is below replacement level. Right. So I would rather have a replacement player than we have been in that sense. Well, so yes, I don't want. I don't have any interest in anymore. He's not the type of player that will make this team better. He's a team that guy is going to make the clubhouse worse. He's going to make the actual play on the field. Defense. I'm day moved on from point. I'm happy. I I think you guys are not the only change the conversation of Pollick. Okay. Okay. So in twenty fifteen AG Pollock was considered one of the best young outfielder in base. Yes. Planted three fifteen twenty home or seventy six RBI, stole thirty nine base. Three sixty seven fly slugging four ninety eight. Oh PM. Since then Pollock has missed nearly all of the twenty sixteen season part of twenty seventeen part of twenty eighteen and now a big chunk of twenty nineteen in twenty sixteen broke his elbow in two thousand seventeen miss time with a groin strain last year. He missed a month and a half with a broken thumb right at what point? Do we go from injury? He's an unlucky guy. Who's had a couple of injury. Like this conversation. We always about Lonzo K Karan's has been in the league. Now two years each year. He's missed time with injury as played what fifty games this first year. And I think around the same the second year off look it up. Right. But the question is can Lonzo stand the quarterback? Can we ask the same question about Pollick sixteen? Did they trade for day g like somebody said on Twitter? Andrew Friedman, roll the dice on AJ Pollock and came up snake eyes that he wasn't going to get hurt. Again this year. Let's five-year deal. It's a long time for the last four years right hurting sixteen hurt and seventeen hurt eighteen her nineteen. This is a fair point. And this is one that I wanted to bring up I think what first of all AJ Pollick is under an unbelievably reasonable contract. He's making about ten million dollars. This is part of the reason why it's the Steph curry contract, they got Steph curry for eleven million dollars a year because he couldn't stay in the court. Correct. Curry outperformed the contract because he got healthy right at what point. So. So this is years in a row that Pollock has missed major time more than a month. Right with an injury at what point do we say that guy? Just can't stay on the field. Let me ask you first of all how old is Pollock. Greg thirty. I think look it up. But I think he's thirty one thirty one guys as they're getting older don't have less injuries. They get more twenty eight thirty two is kind of peak. Here's my question with Lonzo its muscles. It's it's hamster. Last time was an ankle or ankle, right? What's the difference between that and just a broken bone because that's what Pollock has suffered for the most part Laken bone. Okay. So go over those injuries. Again, he broke his elbow in two thousand sixteen. That's the ones coming back to haunt. I now in seventeen groin strain. That's okay. Last year, Mr. month and a half of the broken. Thumb broken thumb. I see broken bones are hard to control. Do you agree with that? I think there's more of a flukey nece to it. But. So that's what I've always said about AJ Pollick. If if it's muscular that's difference that that can be injury prone. Ville hit on the thumb it breaks. All right. Let's since we started with this comparison with Yasser El Puig. Yeah. Let's compare those two guys. They're roughly the same age. Puig is twenty eight Pollock is thirty one right? Puig by the way, chronic hamstring strain played on average about one hundred eighteen games a year, which is more than Pollick. But Melissa compare him to as you say Greg a replacement player outfitter like just average guy like so we took a hero point zero. If we took a combination of dodgers of say Val, injure, Chris Taylor, Krista. Probably a pretty pretty replace. Right. Okay. So. At what point do we say age, it, we all agree AJ, Pollock's talented, and he's capable of big numbers. Your number one thing that you need is professional athlete is your veil ability available on how good you are. You don't help at. What point do we say this guy? Just can't stay on the field. Well, I mean what what can you do if you say, he's not. I mean, you've got him. I'm years you pay them off like they did drive. There's couldn't stay on the there's absolutely no reason to do that. No. But I mean, you keep them on the roster. Right. But you just assume. Okay. We can't count on him. Yeah. Which is what people are asking me about Lonzo because they don't wanna Laker guy. Right. They say, well, you can you can talk about because I do how much I like Lonzo. But if he's not available and he's injured all the time. What good does he do? So here's the here's the issue with Pollock. First of all, we've it's a mistake to link the Pollick issue with the pig issue. They they're two different. They had been trying. To trade Pleat for a long time because of the clubhouse stuff they just happened to be able once they package him with Matt camp and Alex wood. And whatever the hell else they could throw into that deal. Kyle farm and get Cincinnati to take it. They they were able to get him off the roster signing Pollock follows this. Andrew Friedman template where you take a guy who's got an injury history. And you get him at a value. So sometimes this works. Well, the best example of this since you, and I have been working together was Gary Sheffield, right? Gary Sheffield didn't wanna play Milwaukee he had had some problems with the front office. But most of all he had been hurt. Right. And although he was a head case too. Well, and Joe mcilvaine was the GM said I'll I will take shit field. Because even hurt he has the potential to just take off Ryan, then he did. Right. He got Shifa. So if Pollock could stay healthy he could go back to what he was in twenty. Fifteen. I I there's just no indication that he can stay healthy. Well, I mean, he's still he still playing first of all we don't know when he's going to come back. It could be it could be a month. It could be five months. I don't know what it is. In the meantime, we get to enjoy Alex do go who I think is emerging as a big time star in the in in the grapage acting like those things are mutually exclusive. They could've played them both Pollack and center going last year. But I think what they were what they were looking at is. And sometimes this works sometimes it doesn't didn't work with Brandon McCarthy were they signed an injury likely guide didn't work with Brett Anderson. Mccarthy was a good example of what you were talking about earlier. Sometimes it does work. Brandon Morrow was a tremendous had nothing but injuries for much of his career, and they managed to get a gigantic year out of Brandon Morrow for almost nothing last year. They signed Tom Koehler to be Brandon Morrow he had an injury history. He ended up blowing up. So I think when Andrew Friedman does is he says, I don't want to spend a whole bunch of money on an outfielder. But I'll take a shot on this guy because I see potential, and I'm going to get a good value with that dollar now in this case at least for this year. There's no way to get fair value. Although I think he's got a five million dollar signing bonus. I think and a one million dollars a low number, right? He's not making a lot of money. So I'm gonna throw out his first season because he only played thirty one games, Scott. He's really only had since then he's so so we're we're looking at seven seasons. Right. Okay. He's really only played. Well, he played one year where he you could say he was available all the time. One hundred fifty seven games is one hundred thirty seven games considered a full season for outfielder. Sure that's more than plea when he has twenty five you put hundred three singing, but here's the okay? So I'll pick it up at age twenty five one thirty seven seventy five one fifty seven. Yep. The brook is elbow twelve. Yeah. One twelve one thirteen and this year, he'll probably come in around one hundred if we're like if doesn't stay out if we're lucky Vince have four month league averages about as a dodger averaged about one hundred and eighteen games. Yeah. So we played a little more than Pollick. Right. I still believe that AJ Pollock will provide valuable valuable right handed bat when the season is at its most crucial. Ended up taking me where I wanted to. Everything I'm arguing really doesn't matter if he shows up in September and October. And when I didn't even say September issue figuring needs two weeks to get ready. But let's say he was out for five months. Right. I think the dodgers win the division. Anyway, I think the dodgers division. So if you get him back let's say September twentieth. He could be a huge boon for you. You know in the in the playoffs out of curiosity. Greg does Verduga qualify for rookie year. He is a rookie this year. He is a rookie this year Wayman. He he didn't have enough bets last year too. Not enough at one hundred or fewer at bats. I think is the is the cutoff heating anywhere near so up. When people see me on the street. You know, Steve, I'm on the street a lot you are on the day come up to me, and they say. Hey, Jim hill. Why don't the Lakers have a coach who's running like basketball operations? What is happening with a genie in the ram by? These are all questions that we will put next to our friend Ramona Shelburne who has answers to many of those questions and more excellent that is coming up next for you. Mason in Ireland ESPN LA. I can't we just talk calendar. Mason Ireland ESPN LA Khalid. I think and we're going to connect to Momo here in just a minute. Friday big day, Johnny excited. Tomorrow can wait. We are doing a big fiesta Friday show live from the El Torito at the outlets and orange. It's off the five at city drive or the Fifty-seven off Chapman. It starts. Tomorrow morning with the morning show. Keyshawn l z and Travis at six AM followed by me and airland and Sodano happy hour specials. Five dollar to catis four dollar L Hema or shots. All presented by the all new Takata platinum beer for the boldest. All right. Apparently, we can't find Ramona. She's got a bigger name on the other lines talked to her to just talked Momo. Now, she's blowing Asana saw maybe she dares. She maybe she's helping someone getting all we've done for her. He's hanging out with Daniel. Fish. She's got baby time this week. Apparently. That's good thing. That's a good thing. All right. So so there was an interesting twist in the. Money Williams saga today. Yeah. I starting to Adrian ward jonoski Monte what he had a second with Robert sovereign lines any met with Robert sovereign Philadelphia. But suffered did not offer him the job. Now, you would think of in low continuing report that money is their number one candidate. Now, you would think that sovereign knowing that the Lakers have him on their radar to if he wanted money Williams, you would think server would try and move in and force the line make the offer. Right. But he did not which sounds very server. Yeah. I still think it's just not. I mean who who cares Roberts says? But I mean, it may may affect us it made. That's why I care may not be as first choice. Yeah. And they're still took. I can't imagine that the Sixers who won the last game against Rana firebrand if they lose the series. But that report is out there. There's some people that think that Brett Brown is getting canned if the Sixers knowing that Sears, I don't believe that and we've found Ramona Ramona, let's start there. Do you believe that if the Sixers lose to Toronto that Brett Brown could be fired could be or Wilby? I think that's a different question could be death. But we'll be I I don't know about that yet either because he has such institution credibility there that like, yeah, it seems to me it seems like a need your. Yeah. I mean like on record saying he expects to get further than last year. Right. Last year. They lost the second round. So there is that sort of ownership expectation that's been publicly put out there. But that doesn't mean that breadth agai that has to pay. But you know, I do think that that's the type of. Ownership group with the move that they all made that's going to be pretty aggressive, and they have a new general manager their brand entire bread. You know, I could see that being a could see that being a result. But I think they'll do like an evaluation process, and like, you know, I would say his his he would be very warm, but I don't know if I would say he's gonna get out. Okay. So we know the the high court of the the Lakers Jeannie in Linden, Robin, Joey and Jesse and Tim, and I might be missing some Kurt. We know they've all the ram by. We know they've all met with Monty Williams. They've all met with Tyler. They've all met with John Howard. What is the latest on the coaching evaluation for the Lakers? So I think this could wrap up early then what is fairly is fairly soon. I'd like this month this week. What? Next next by the end of this week next week something like that. Oh, wow. Okay. People. I mean, I know they're discussion. Like is. You wanna bring in some more candidates. You wanna talk more people, you need is Monte needs more time. You know, he was beating province cyber yesterday. And so Phoenix may sort of force this issue. Right. Like, Phoenix Monte. I haven't heard the results of that meeting. But if you want them than you could lose you can start losing candidates, right? And so you also have to decide what what exactly are rating for or somebody? You're waiting on just as idea we wanna talk if you more people to make us for good about our choice. But I also think there's like this need for more clarity get some to to get a pass forward. And I the sense I have is that it's trending in that direction. Like, I can't say a hundred percent. We'll be done by this. Let me ask you. Trending in the direction. I don't know yet. I honestly don't know. I think it translates Monte or tie. But I my understanding is there's a little that's what they're talking about right now. You know, there's some people who probably prefer on to you there. Some people probably prefer tie, but they just need to make a choice or they need to open. It up interviews where folks. But if if you've already talked to everyone, you wanna talk to twice your checking references like what what exactly are you waiting on. Because you kinda wanna have first dibs, right? Like, if you're gonna hire coach there's several other teams that are after the same kind of candidates like. Front the line. Right. You wanna get your first source? So I think that that may nudge the situation forward to okay so Momo yesterday. We had a big conversation about Jeannie bus and shadow owner. Linda bus Darlington. Linda bus much Welby. Linda Ramos is the only one who thinks she's a shadow term has been used. I didn't make that term up that term has been used echo chamber. Okay. Go ahead echo chambers. What we live in we work in sports radio. This isn't big echo chamber, actually, very good point. Okay. So somebody said to me, and I'm gonna be I'm look I am totally open to criticism at all times. Somebody said to me they thought I was being sexist that if Bill owned the Lakers and his Fred Ted was the lead adviser. I wouldn't give it a second thought. But because it is genie, and Linda I am being sexist by being critical there. What do you think of that? Being sexist. But I do think there is a sexist component to it. Okay. And I'll tell you why I thought about this a lot too because you know, it as a report you always have to assess like are the people in an organization, which right? Yup. Who are the people in or days and who have information who who are close to the king or Queen right or just making decisions? And and I think that you know, that's that's always been Linda, she's like genies best friend for forty year. Right. So she's also though a really talented Secondly use or special events and product for a long time. I think there's been a lot of behind the scenes maneuvering like I've always kind of thought of her as a living pope type character from scandal. Right. You know that the Carrie Washington character of just you just kinda handles everything chief-of-staff, maybe. Yesterday. And did the real always kind of been in the shadows that and sort of of everything for a long time? But it's it's it's not new the only thing that's new is at the there's a layer. That's not there anymore with us. Magic Johnson a little closer connection between Linda and the front in basketball operations because of Robert I I'm telling you this. This is absolutely not news. It's been forty years of Linda Didi is really good, friends and all owners all we're gonna like they all have someone about roll. Like, it's whether it's official or unofficial there's usually a friend confidante a Consignia area. Whatever you wanna call it like, and they they all have them. And they're just mostly men were not used to seeing like two girls to women run a franchise and people have basketball experience. No. But if you look at it from she really making bass. Basketball decision right now. No, rob Pelinka, theoretically is pay and put Ramblas who's been an office executive coach is consulting. But I think it's I think it's more like chief-of-staff is the way to put it, and that's a really powerful role like fielding calls from agents feeling calls. I I really think that if you ask people around the league, I think she's kind of always been in that seat of power being sexy. I don't think you. I'm not gonna call sex. I don't think he is. Guys it. Exist. Arguing the other side, I will play the sexism card. Hey, ramona. Let me get me through. I'll tell you this reported I owed my relationship because I may seem reporter who has a good relationship with the female owner like that gets against me among other teams. I've heard it agents other teams will tell me that like, they're, you know, I'm only like come on know like all reporters have released you always can tell his closer to them by by the way, I have relationships with like twenty other people thirty people hundred what everyone whether Dame you wanna put on it. It's just that men in this industry are not used to see women do business without them. Just. Yeah. Let's get into some Elsa. Mason. Yell at each other by yesterday guy, one that yellow v Mason feels that. The Lakers are doing a disservice to their fans by not saying anything and to be fair. I've always said if you don't tell your story somebody else will tell it for you. And that's what's happening now to the Lakers on the other hand. I don't think they have anything to say, I don't think they have anything to report. So why put their executives in a position to answer questions that they can't answer yet? What's your opinion on their their policy now of radio silence? No one has spoken from the Lakers front office, including rob including genie since magic step down in that weird press conference in front of the locker room on April ninth. What do you think of that? Yeah. I I disagree with from. I think I understand the communication Janet. I've been people have tried to explain it to me. And I say respectfully disagree because I don't think need to say much like I your point is well taken about like, you don't say anything until you. You know, what you're going to say what you're gonna do, right processing, whatever. But I wouldn't take much like it would literally be, you know, one five minute conversation, whatever it is with bathroom, or, you know, at the day after when all the players were sort of forced to face the media, and nobody official force the media the media. You know, there hasn't been anything down. Stood down. And like, I just don't think you can do that in this day and age, and it's just a choice that they've decided to make. And you know, they've taken a lot of things on the chin. That's then which is I guess acceptable risk for them. Right. Maybe they think the only thing that changes people's opinions is is by winning by preachers doing good news. I guess so that's a toy they make. But you know, what? My issue is more that. Accountability. So if nobody says anything that's one thing, but there has been. There has a public appearance right winter arosh Markazi USD class, it was like not open to the media was closed. But they're like social media presence there photo taken and presumably there was a conversation. So it's, you know, it's a strange look right of like, you know, I know you're working on stuff. And but you have millions of fans out there who like just to see somebody in charge. And like I disagree with the strategy. But you know, they they're sticking to it taking a lot of criticism question. They're getting into. Here's here's a question. I get a lot. Yeah. Why? Stick with rob Pelinka and have him run basketball operations rather than get a more experienced season executive to replacement John's this idea, what's what they won't answer that. What do you think the answer is the answer is to? I think they really think rob is good, and they believe in rob. And I think that genie and all of the bus kids have said this a lot which is they want to do what they're bad with do carry in very buses, one hallmark with loyalty. And so I think they believe that at this moment. This is what loyalty is about showing this guy who everybody wants you to fire, but you still believe in and they still have reason to keep him. Right. I think I I really do think that's the answer. Is that in in Viennese mine, and I haven't heard directly from her pay. But I just know her the way I think I do knowing the family the way I think they do. I really think this is a version of loyalty that they believe their dad would have shown, and they also think he's good. But they're the last component to do. I think is is the Kobe component where you just lost Najib right is sort of face of the franchise, and, you know, one of your all time greats who is always been there as a console of ambassador, etc. Just magic just went away. And if you sever the ties with Lincoln you risk that with Hobie. Right. Last thing for you you, and I did a podcast was the two weeks ago. What I just tweeted out a link to it. What are people going to find out about you? I we talked about stuff. You went deep deep. Yeah. We went we got into a lot of what's the most personal thing that is revealed on this podcast. Leasing maze. I kind of went into a last. I think how emotionally passionate you are about what you do. A degree. That's not cursory. Not just this is my job. But this is really kind of who you are. And what makes you tick? And it's a pretty emotional podcast. It's really really good. I just tweeted out a land as they had. I listen to this. Yeah. Go check. An I kind of remember you asked me about why I decided it was time to have a kid. About how much it hurt when a bunch of my friends are laid off. And I just realized like the love the the job is never gonna love you back or did back. You know? You bring that up icing. That is I think that is excellent life advice. Yep. For anyone anyone like I used to cringe when Dave singer used to do things like he would put ESPN on his license plate would put ESPN in his Twitter handles. And I would say Dave, you shouldn't do that. I said what happens anytime, I see anybody ESPN in their Twitter handle, I think to myself that person that you can follow Dave now at Dave singer NFL, right? The NFL network like Sodano has ESPN in his Twitter handle. Okay. But your head. You wanna roll that dice ESPN layoff one hundred people asked you're on the same day. That's a really good point. That really got me. And you know, I was thinking about having kids. But it was I remember having zero like a big moment where like some of our job becomes because our identity. I'm momo. And it becomes identity. But then you forget sometimes that you have to really actually do need to have a life. And I got to this point where I said you have to have a life balance because you're actually going to be better at your job outta balance? You're unhealthy your little Mannix. Care too, much, right? One thing is is Ramona. And I've told you this privately, but like we really like your husband. I mean, all of us that know him really like. Right. And the more and the more you you throw yourself into work, it kind of your you're taking sand at a one pile and moving into the other. I think it's very cool that you've moved it back to the the personal pile site. Good for you, like everything in your life gets kind of do a little bit better. Like, I think I'm probably better at my job now because I don't wait time doing stuff that doesn't matter there you I don't have time to waste time to talk about Michigan. You know, exactly enough with the Michigan Michigan. That's what you should take from this statement. All right mobile. I tweeted out a link. Go check out most podcast. It's really good. You'll you'll have a new appreciation for. Thanks, mama. Take him Ramona. Okay. Gotham Chopra coming up next. He's he's got a new TV thing. He did was Steph curry, which means Ghassem has done a series with Koby. Yep. Tom Brady Steph. Don't forget LeBron James who shot. Shut up and dribble. Right win maverick. And all this other guy. So Ghassem will explain his Steph curry project next. And after that Mace bet a whole bunch of mythical money in the Kentucky, Derby, all nice, mythical monitoring humane need to get to pins to write down the bed. So I'm going to make out Quinnell box. Mason Ireland ESPN LA.

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Inside the Tour with Nina and Irina  Youth swagger rules Week 1 at Roland Garros

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Inside the Tour with Nina and Irina Youth swagger rules Week 1 at Roland Garros

"You're listening to that tennis dot com podcast and hear your host Nina Pantic, and Irena fell cone. Hey guys. It's Nino Pantic, one of the co host of the show. Joined by NFL Coney. Hey guys, how's it going? We are in the middle of the French Open, Roland Garros, and we have some pretty exciting news to cover. Today is a French Open special episode. It's just the two of us. The most obvious headlines today is that we're recording on Saturday is no you is out sooner Williams is out and they've been absolutely dominated. I would say I think it's safe to say because they both lost in straight-sets. I think we should kick it off with Serena Williams. Because her upset was against an American Safiya Sonia Kenan who are in. I have pretty much known or followed for most of her life, arguably Sonia played absolutely flawless match. I watched it from beginning to end. And in the beginning, you probably thought, okay? You know, Serena's just warming up. She's not playing great. But in all, honestly, I mean Sonia just didn't let Serena really play her game. She was hitting the ball, so deep, she had very little unforced. Bears. And I heard one of the commentators, say something along the lines of you're going to beat. Serena williams. You'd better do it in straight-sets. And she just had this confidence. She had the swagger, she didn't care that it was Serena Williams on the other side of the court. I mean you can definitely tell her age a little bit. She's twenty years old, and it was the funniest thing to watch her. She kept going over to the lines to make sure that the lines were correct in the calls were right? And it was just really funny, because she just had absolutely no fear. What was going on, on the other side, the crowd was actually against her a little bit? And she just went out there and she was just like I'm gonna play my game. I'm gonna drop shots arena. Sh never seen before. And granted, you know, probably did not play her best tennis today, but so near really came out and really played to the occasion. Oh, yes, she absolutely gave it to her, and no point, when she waiting for Serena missed, like you said, it was not Serena's best day, but it wasn't her worst. And I think at the testament to Kenan her mental strength because she just kept coming. After her and swinging even on match points. I mean a hundred percent going for it. This is a kid that's been trained. I think from a young age to be like this to be this tough. Her idol is Maria Sharapova. And I mean, there's no better comparison, Accenture Povo hasn't beaten Serena in over a decade. But nonetheless, there's similarities in how tough that Russian background her data super involve. She is relentless. And it she seems to love the crowd, even if it's against her. I mean I know when she played the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final. She lost. Both those matches was super motion will be could tell she was on the cusp of something great. I just didn't think I didn't think she'd be straight. And I thought that she would especially at five on the second you kind of expect her to, to panic. And instead, she was like, no, I'm going for this. And that is amazing to see. And so fun for the people that were watching the match. I don't know if you guys remember but in the first set, she was up five two and choose adding, and she had a second serve, and they Serena miss the return and they didn't call it out. They said. Game, set and Sonia looked over her her her player box was super pumped. And then the referee comes down circles Amar calls it out. She has to go back and play from deuce. It's very hard to just come back after you think you've won the set and go back to deuce and be like, all right. Have to do it again against Serena Williams. Sesa Kenan is only twenty years old. But she's not the youngest player left in draw. There are two other there are two teenagers, we have IGA Sean TEK. I don't know where the end isn't that in that name? But apparently, that's how you pronounce it. She turned eighteen on Friday. She is twelve years younger than me. I mean I can't even. But honestly, Kenan was a seventeen years younger than three and so, you know what? It's all it's all good. And then Amanda Anisimov is seventeen turns eighteen in August, and she's also through the fourth round these to make it look so so easy. They're just kind of I mean, Sean tech lost a set to Monica peak, six oh. And then just bounces back wins three three burst into tears. Kenan also. Burst into tears. I don't really expect this kind of motion from young players, I kind of expect it from veterans who've like struck. I don't know this when they struggle they come back. They over come all these hurdles with these young kids are so passionate. I mean, I know you know, Sean tech from personal experience at played ego swats at last year in Charleston. There was an eighty K in the states in I remember looking over after the match. I lost the match and I looked over to my croutons like this. Girl's gonna be really good like you guys better, watch out. She's not just somebody that. Oh, it was a bad day for me. No, she actually came out and just she knew how to play the game. She was so clear. I want she was trying to do on the court and when I was watching today against Monica Puig. I mean to be able to come back after being big old in the first set third round, you probably like, all right. Got to pack it in a good run. But to be able to come back and just dominate pretty much and Monica. She's a veteran. She's been playing for a long time. She's. Been in these situations before. So the fact that ego able to come out and yeah, the fact that she was emotional about it not surprised at all. It's not every day for an eighteen year old. I mean, she's seventeen turned just turned eighteen but the fact that she's in the fourth round of the French Open and last year, she's in the qualities of an eighty K that's pretty big. It's huge and she has swagger, I mean something about the way she walks the way she plays the way she acts. It's swag. I think Kenan has a lot of swag. Anisimov also has they all act like they belong here, even though it's probably there. I, I mean it is their first time getting this far. And that's something that you don't think you can really teach that. I mean you can probably ingrain confidence, and Kansas or growing up, but to have sway on a global stage is, is a testament to who they are. And how they've been brought up. I think the fact that they have swag at this age is also amazing to me, just because it's very easy to get caught up in the moment. You win. You beat Serena Williams. Okay. Great like that's one of the biggest wins of your career. What not? But there's a match in two days, there's a tournament next week like it's going to be old news and to be able to come back and consistently do. Well, I mean, all these three girls were talking about they're consistently doing well so it just goes to show that they're all very mature for their ages. I mean, we shall see what happens when they have to defend all these points in the next couple of years, but I wouldn't be surprised that they have long careers. He it's a great point. I think things things always look so amazing. The first time you do it. It's the part of defending and getting used to your new status. So speaking of that Niamey Osaka lost Katharina senior Cova, who is known for being double number one. But she said, lethal singles player, there's no doubt, but there was a moment where ninety loss of Fritz at six four and tennis channel staff. And I were messaging, and we're all kind of like oh, you know what? Me might still win this, like, we kind of have that faith in her because she won the Australian Open. She won the US open. She's a top seed, you kind of expect that, and that's brutal for her to have to deal with. Because now the disappointment is bigger and she said in her press conference how she didn't feel. She felt this lamb was different. She wasn't just going out there and having fun and enjoying herself, she had all this pressure and kind of Zion intention, and that's something these young players haven't had yet might not have for a few years, a little bit older, and obviously number one in the world. Well, you surprised by her loss. I mean, she did make a comment she said that she has been relaxed this whole tournament, and that the French Open was a little bit of a weight on her just getting that third slam in a row. I mean she's still so young. I understand that the Serena Williams in the Martina hang uses. I mean they had no problem being number ones that their early ages. But at this stage where Tennessee's right now Naomi has everybody gunning for her. I mean just a few weeks after winning the Australian Open. I believe she lost Kristina Mladenovic. And there's just going to be matches and tournaments every week. So I struggle when the media and commentators like freak out over one match. Oh my God. I can't believe like guys don't worry too long career or schooling to be another match. She will face senior Cova again. And chances are Mike go her way. But that's the beauty about heaven's. Like there's always a tournament next week that she can come out and play well. And if it doesn't go well, there's another one after that. I mean, I think she'll be absolutely okay. You make a great point the years so long their careers you're so along and the media pressure is so fast and furious very much aware of that being a thing, and I think I think she'll be okay, especially given the way things are going for her even making the third round. I mean that's so not bad. At the end of the day, like slow a respectable week. I agree in the fact. That in the first two matches that she had. I mean it wasn't a cakewalk. She was down. I think she was two points away from losing her first match. And then in the second match she was also a tough three setter. It hasn't been easy. So the fact that she was able to overcome those two matches that should be a winning itself, it, should it should it might not feel that way to her. But it should. So senior now gets to play Madison keys in the fourth round meeting. One of them is into the quarter-finals. I mean Madison to someone that we know is your neighbor someone that you text emojis to after she plays matches someone that made the semi-finals last year. I mean how cool is it watching your friend do? Well, absolutely awesome. Just to see that. Oh, hey, I made sure to take care of her plans today, and she's also playing in the third round of French Open. I mean, I'm just so happy to be able to like support someone and not bef- rooting out because it's very hard to support an opponent that, you know, you're playing against every single week and they're trying to take your lunch money. But. We've become such good friends, and to be able to see her on screen. I mean, it's, it's pretty cool, and she's been playing great tennis just super excited that she's been able to find someone that is clicking with her with regards to her coach. She decided to take up onto Darrow, aka Nacho whom she worked with, like years ago. And the fact that they were able to kind of reconnect and do well together so quickly. I think it's great for her, and she seems really happy, and she's out there balling, it's important to have that, right. Support system and it looks like things are clicking because even though she lost second-set against Priscilla Han. And she lost the second-set as well on Saturday. She looked in control the match kind of time we watched our lose both those sets. But it was like, no, no. I think she's got this. I really think she's got this. And she looked like she had it. And that's also super important because these matches are tough red clay. It's tough. I mean I was just down there in lake Nona saw the red clay courts talk. To her coaches brother about the red clay, not somewhere where Madison got to prepare and get ready for a genuine European red clay is so hard to find in America. Hence why the Americans don't exactly do that. Well in Paris. I mean, we had five American woman play the third round, but zero American men in the third round. So maybe Americans gets more clay. But until then, that's okay Madison can keep pushing this and see a Kenan as well. And anisimov. I mean, the movements draw is wide open. Right. But the men's draw kind of feels like we've probably going to have a repeat champion. Well, I mean, I'm not gonna lie to be pretty fricking amazing to see a rough on at all win yet another slam. I mean he's, he's made so many milestones, like you can't even count them all. Because there's just so amazing. But he made such a great comment. He goes, you guys make such a big deal that, you know, I'm so good on clay. But I've had some pretty good results on hard and decent results on grass indoor not so much, but I mean it just. Attributes the fact that he is such an all court player, and I mean he may not love it when people constantly say he's the king of clay, but I'm pretty sure I what mine having that crown. If I was him, I absolutely would not mind having eleven rolling girls titles. He's obsessed with grass, so even when he was a junior, he was talking about how Wimbledon favourite tournament, and that always throws me off. I'm like, what are you talking about Russia? You are the king of clay, but we did a poll Mary Carillo brought this up the other day, and obviously, it's a just not because Serena's not part of it anymore. But the poll was, what would be the most impressive accomplishment that could happen in week two at the French Open? So one of the options is obviously in the doll winning his twelve th French Open title. His eighteenth major other option is no joke. Mitch winning his second French Open title, fourth straight major meaning is holding all four grand slams for the second time, Roger fetters stone. The draw winning his second French Open title, twenty first major, and then the fourth option would have been Serena winning twenty. Fourth major obviously tie with Margaret Court and for me. What stands out like. Yeah. Look, Rafa winning his twelve is amazing. It's unheard of it's ridiculous. But there's something about Roger Federer on clay that just be Wilders me the fact that he's back on. It is so huge. And if he was to win one last one French Open was ten years ago. He's an underdog. I'm pretty sure like I'm gonna go with Roger on this vote, but I don't know what you think I agree if adult wins another slim, it would be absolutely historic. I mean twelve pretty ridiculous. But the fact that Novak has won the last three slams and will win his fourth here, and has already done a career grand slam before. That's pretty impressive. I know that he may not have as many slams as fetter. He may not have as many Slim's as Rafa but at the same time I mean he's gotten a lot more wins between them than any other. Player. So I'm pretty sure that I'm gonna go ahead with Novak on this one fair enough. Fair enough. I think all opinions value. The poll is out there for anyone that wants to find it on tennis dot com. We've got a lot more tennis coming up on week to the French Open. We're going to be back with another episode to take a look at what happens there. But I'm pretty excited to see what happens in both droughts, talk. More about women today, but that's because today was Saturday was just explosive in terms of women's upsets, we just couldn't help ourselves. But yet we back next week, this has been the tennis dot com podcast inside the tour. And I've Anina Pantic joined by Rina Falconi. Thanks for listening, guys. You've been joined the tennis dot com podcast for all the latest news events. Head over to tennis dot com.

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