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Ricky Blair - How to Unlock Your Potential in Real Estate
"Rickie blair is the founder and director of platform seven los angeles and london based life and business coaching consultancy that helps unlocked potential in young entrepreneurs and sales professionals and reveals the kind of truth that are never taught in school from a young real estate entrepreneur himself and now to a life coach business mentor and success therapist. He gives young people the self belief skills and strategies. They need to succeed. Ricky welcome to the run gp podcast. Thank you very much david. Type that intro house. Great yet well. It's your bio it's impressive I was looking forward to this this show for a minute year. We were connected originally a by james harris right friend of the greater property group and soon to be. I don't know if you know this but soon to be two time guest alumni of the run g. pg podcast and he was like santa. Me gotta talk to ricky. Gotta have a meeting with rickey. And i'm really glad that he actually connected us because when we started talking about things we ended up having a lot in common but then also became evident. The ever really interesting story so much value. You can give to young entrepreneurs in young sales professionals particularly in real estate so again. Really looking forward to unpacking all of that and discuss it here. So first of all ricky Introduce things i can. Can you give us some background on your journey as a young real estate entrepreneur in london. Like where did it. All start for ricky blair. Okay stall kid back. You say it starts with me. Failing miserably at school I enjoyed school. I don't think i was I was stumping challenge by exams. I could. I knew the knowledge by annoy into an exam. Set saying so only had no choice ready to leave school at sixteen and basically i had this burning desire to prove the school system wrong and demonstrating. You could succeed even if you'd found the education system So i just have this ambition to get out there. Install welcome install any money
Whitney Houston's national anthem still the gold standard 30 years later
"The Super Bowl this year is all about who is the greatest of all time. But there was a Super Bowl performance 30 years ago, which may never be topped. CBS is anthem. Mason looks back. It's the gold standard for national anthem performances. Whitney Houston's rendition before Super Bowl 25 at Tampa Stadium. The year was 1991. The Gulf War had just begun. 27 year old Whitney Houston, who'd already had eight number one singles was dominating the charts. Houston's musical director, Rickey Minor produced the arrangement. I went to the school of Whitney and everything that I've done since then has been With my doctors degree from the University of Whitney. She took her inspiration from Marvin Gaye. The first thing she said, was You know. Have you heard Marvin Gaye do the national anthem for the NBA All Star Game. He said. It's something about it that I feel like it would give me more time to really express these words and let them linger a little longer. So instead of Oh, say, can you see? It was old saved can use C minor took the version to the Florida Orchestra, which was tapped to accompany Houston at the game. They took notice of the tempo change right away. Everybody was a little taken aback. A little like what is this? It's so different. It was Mary Corbett, second year with the orchestra as a violinist. You play it before every concert, So we just have it memorized. So when we played this new arrangement, everyone is sort of like what's this? Houston later recorded the vocals in L. A. Minutes after hearing the accompaniment for the first time she listened Nodding her head. And then after hearing it one time, she said, Okay, I got it. Just once. One time. The Star Spangled Banner is not an easy song to sing. The range of It is really tricky because it starts low, but it ends up high. Oh, sir, you know, And then it's the Rockets red glare. You have have to have that passion in there. There's some video of a few singers where they didn't get it quite in the right place. And the Rockets red glare sounded like like a like a rooster crowing. I mean, But the NFL was concerned about Houston's version. I think that they just thought it was too different to do the Super Bowl. We're at war, People will hear this and say that's not my national anthem Operation Desert Storm had just begun in the Middle East NFL executives asked Whitney's manager, her father, John Houston. Get her to change the performance, but minor pushed back. I said to John Houston, either I'm doing this or you have to call Whitney and say that you're gonna pull me off of it. Because this is what I believe is the best representation that will give her wings to fly with knees, version one out and she didn't just fly. She soared. She always said that was one of the most special moments in your life. It really changed the tone of the national anthem and I miss her every day. It still gives me goose bumps. I just got these bumps to listening to those last notes. That was gorgeous, really one of the only few times at a game I ever remember standing up and crying while singing the national anthem by myself well, with Holly in the in the Living room. And I still almost teared up again. It was just tremendous for the time.
Families of Negro Leaguers rejoice in MLB's decision to recognize league
"On wednesday. Mlb announced that it was quote unquote elevating negro leaguers. Two major league status within its official historical record which helps explain why google searches for the name. Josh gibson suddenly started spiking. Baseball says it's figuring out how to include negro leagues statistics into its canon of sacred numbers. And there is no resume quite as legendary or as mythical as that of the late josh gibson. The catcher that satchel page once unambiguously deemed the greatest hitter. Who ever lived. So i called up shawn gibson. Josh's great grandson and the executive director of the josh gibson foundation to understand what mlb's decision to elevate his great grandfather means to him. Well first of all. I don't like the word elevating. I think it should be more of a merger because niggly baseball player or major league players as well. So that's first and foremost this. And i want to bid tuesday night as josh gibson's greg grants and i woke up as josh jacobs. His grandson asher to cerebral calls questions about this happened. Literally when people say happen literally overnight it literally happened overnight and to wake up and see that in lobby made the announcement and josh gibson. Now what we consider not just one greatest league baseball players he. He'll be considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time and so for us in our family. It's a great honor. Ona understand josh. What you heard growing up from family from friends about how your great grandfather considered his own career compared to those who had the opportunity who were afforded that opportunity to play in the majors for jars. You know and the other great negro baseball players you know. They knew they were great players. They didn't even know by to tell him that it was just a decision At that time it was in that era. that kennesaw mountain land is denied the opportunity to play in the majors but did not stop him. They barnstorm against a lot of white baseball players. And you know as well as we know. I know is that a lotta times. They beat the white ball players in. So that's something right there. And so when i totally stories just in our family. There's we call josh gibson big josh. 'cause josh gibson junior of course is the sense that you can't say jockey get confused. I wanted to ask you about one of big joshes more famous nicknames. He was called very famously. The black babe. When you hear that sean about your great grandfather how does that make you feel you know. Let's say this bridge. Stevens bakers great grandson. He's one of my good friends. We go back and forth back and forth on this all the time. I didn't know that okay. Tell me about your relationship with him. And what you guys talk about on this regard. That's great so burn. Stevens is bait roof. Great grandson and so we always talked about. You know josh gibson's compared to my grandfather. And i'm like well that's what you but if you ask me about. Bay roof is a white josh gibson. So we go back and forth. Is we always say our people always say Yankee stadium was called the house. Ruth bill in ice t's brent are okay but who hit the furthest home running stadio i give them on that one. Well i mean. I want to even push that. Story further sean. Because i grew up going yankee stadium. He's the only human being to ever hit a fair ball out of the park out of the house. That babe ruth ledley built. I don't want to rub it in his face to. I don't go that far. I just say the furthest rebel. We all know he headed out. The ballpark. we know is over near babe. Ruth kane close no all seriously. I've heard several stories two different stories. I heard it. It's out of the ballpark. Been a heard from some players that hit like the top tier of moammar. So you wrote a piece of the undefeated in august about your grandfather's name being on the mvp trophy. And that may have been unthinkable at one point but now it does feel like there could be momentum towards that. Why is this important to you and your family. Then the peak kinda fell on our lap on. This happened to read an article about terry pendleton barry. Larkin and mike schmidt. Making a case to remove kennesaw Mountains landers name off the mvp award and it gets to okay. Well here at a names that they're considering replacing the name with in his frank robinson branch rickey and go shoot josh gifts literally again on the phone with my board directors. I said listen. We just found herself in a race. Let's see how we can win it so for us. I'm hoping that the vwa taking consideration of this and really think twice when they make a decision to rename this after josh gibson but this mvp war if this may not. The jaw is just about josh gibson. This will carry on the legacy of all the other great players as well. Who were denied the opportunity. So josh gibson is carrying several thousand players on his shoulders but his vp award the page. Family the buck leonard. Cool up a bail family. Turkey stars fan oscar charleston. Family all great players will all celebrate. It'll be named after josh. But every time i speak about this i'll make sure represent all the family members who were denied the opportunity
"rickey" Discussed on Ask Me Another
"Ricky thompson denzil dion. Her best friends and they're known for their videos on tiktok youtube and instagram. And not your average. Just kinda throwaway videos. These are high production lip sync videos with costumes and choreographed dance moves. I mean they're incredible and they also host a new spotify podcast. We said what we said. Ricky thompson and denzil dion. Hello welcome you. I've been enjoying so much of all the stuff that you guys do that. Visual and video. And you know you're so successful at a visual format why go to just audio. I'm i think that we just really wanted to switch it up like everything video for like all of our career so like lists are with video. There's nothing's going on. A lot of people really talks. Oh here the message <hes>. Obviously with videos which teams do are youtube at ten minutes is just like you know people just get so caught up with audio judges here and you're listening so i feel like we really wanted to show another side of us for audio bitten. Just because he talked ally right. You can just get to converse like you are hanging out you know and you were saying you know th the videos are sort of demand a different kind of attention and i just have to save. I am so dazzled by the production value that you bring to those with the costuming ming unreal. I mean how how much time goes into everyone on every time we do like thirty minutes before we do it solo which he gets my place. I'm getting the things today place and then we studied the choreography minutes. And keep doing it and doing that until the video is so. It's not prying not at all works. It works okay. Well let's let's get to some games. You wanna play some games some games. How do you feel about competition tablets. Perfect so this. This is the deal with this game taking a cue from movies like battleship clue. We have imagined what it would sound like if other table. Top games were adapted to be movies. Okay so jonathan will perform a scene and your job is just to tell us what game is based on okay. Ricky this one is for you. Here's your first one. This wooden windowless tower needs to be taller. But sir we're running out of material. Just take what you need from the middle and put it on the top. My hand is shaking. The whole thing is gonna fall. Who okay. I did it. Oh i know this game. Gosh oh i'm going blank right now on. My value does does bill. Which i thought he was talking to you because he knows it but he doesn't. Can you describe you described the game. Yes it's the game you know you build up the little blocks and if somebody pulls out in the middle oh yes yes yes all right denzel. Here's one for you. My queen the white riders approach. Their horses are moving in some sort of l. shape. I've never seen before. What news of the bishops. They've been captured your majesty so it's up to me you know. I was upon once. But now i can travel in any direction. Any distance. there. Weakling of a king is really for a reality. Check mate this is this is yes yes yes you know. In the film version of that timmel tate shell may would be up for rook. I being talks. I don't know that he'd be all right. And this one is and this one is ricky another hot night alone in the big city nights like these. You wonder if you're the only one in this crazy house of cards called life. Who's working with a full deck just in the numbers are lining up getting close to the big man at the top. That's when this dame shows up real card queen a diamond in the rough some nights. You wonder if you're the only one playing by the rules some nights you wonder if you're the only one playing at all. Oh my goodness. I'm so bad okay. A target muscle. Can i say solitaire.
Trivia With Rickey Thompson And Denzel Dion
"Ricky thompson denzil dion. Her best friends and they're known for their videos on tiktok youtube and instagram. And not your average. Just kinda throwaway videos. These are high production lip sync videos with costumes and choreographed dance moves. I mean they're incredible and they also host a new spotify podcast. We said what we said. Ricky thompson and denzil dion. Hello welcome you. I've been enjoying so much of all the stuff that you guys do that. Visual and video. And you know you're so successful at a visual format why go to just audio. I'm i think that we just really wanted to switch it up like everything video for like all of our career so like lists are with video. There's nothing's going on. A lot of people really talks. Oh here the message Obviously with videos which teams do are youtube at ten minutes is just like you know people just get so caught up with audio judges here and you're listening so i feel like we really wanted to show another side of us for audio bitten. Just because he talked ally right. You can just get to converse like you are hanging out you know and you were saying you know th the videos are sort of demand a different kind of attention and i just have to save. I am so dazzled by the production value that you bring to those with the costuming ming unreal. I mean how how much time goes into everyone on every time we do like thirty minutes before we do it solo which he gets my place. I'm getting the things today place and then we studied the choreography minutes. And keep doing it and doing that until the video is so. It's not prying not at all works. It works okay. Well let's let's get to some games. You wanna play some games some games. How do you feel about competition tablets. Perfect so this. This is the deal with this game taking a cue from movies like battleship clue. We have imagined what it would sound like if other table. Top games were adapted to be movies. Okay so jonathan will perform a scene and your job is just to tell us what game is based on okay. Ricky this one is for you. Here's your first one. This wooden windowless tower needs to be taller. But sir we're running out of material. Just take what you need from the middle and put it on the top. My hand is shaking. The whole thing is gonna fall. Who okay. I did it. Oh i know this game. Gosh oh i'm going blank right now on. My value does does bill. Which i thought he was talking to you because he knows it but he doesn't. Can you describe you described the game. Yes it's the game you know you build up the little blocks and if somebody pulls out in the middle oh yes yes yes all right denzel. Here's one for you. My queen the white riders approach. Their horses are moving in some sort of l. shape. I've never seen before. What news of the bishops. They've been captured your majesty so it's up to me you know. I was upon once. But now i can travel in any direction. Any distance. there. Weakling of a king is really for a reality. Check mate this is this is yes yes yes you know. In the film version of that timmel tate shell may would be up for rook. I being talks. I don't know that he'd be all right. And this one is and this one is ricky another hot night alone in the big city nights like these. You wonder if you're the only one in this crazy house of cards called life. Who's working with a full deck just in the numbers are lining up getting close to the big man at the top. That's when this dame shows up real card queen a diamond in the rough some nights. You wonder if you're the only one playing by the rules some nights you wonder if you're the only one playing at all. Oh my goodness. I'm so bad okay. A target muscle. Can i say solitaire.
Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball
"On April Fifteenth Nineteen forty seven when Jackie, Robinson, walked onto the field for the Brooklyn dodgers he broke Major League Baseball's color line forever changing the sport. And Race. Relations in America. Jackie Robinson was an extraordinary athlete lettering in four Varsity sports at UCLA. Doing more to, he was drafted into the army who was court martialled after refusing to move to the back of a segregated military bus Robinson fought his case he was acquitted then honorably discharged. So. He always had a sense of fairness always had a sense of racial justice and social justice. Nineteen forty-five because the major leagues remained segregated Robinson joined the Negro Leagues and played for the Kansas City monarchs. Meanwhile, sports writers from African American newspapers were pressuring the major leagues to integrate. Branch Rickey. General Manager of the Brooklyn. Dodgers decided he'd act and began a search for the perfect prospect. Robinson's college education and his ability to endure the racists attacks that inevitably would ensue convince Rickie. It was Robinson who was the ideal candidate to become the first African American. Major. League player. Ricky sign. Robinson to the Brooklyn dodgers in nineteen forty seven. Despite racist abuse from opposing teams and Taunting by the Crowds Robinson manage to focus on the game. But the cost was high. He suffered indignities because of a commitment not to fight back. Gradually. He build a fan base excelled on the field and then was named rookie of the year. Even. Naysayers couldn't deny his outstanding talent as he led the Brooklyn dodgers to their first and only World Series Championship. When he retired Robinson turned his attention to the civil rights movement. He's a frontline participant mending his prestige, his presence to these causes for civil rights. He supported protests in Alabama, attended the march on Washington and was one of the NWEA CP's biggest fundraisers. Yet Robinson Saul civil rights as more than a political movement. He engages in business and entrepreneurial activities. It speaks to his multifaceted approach new away with Jim Crow create opportunities five Americans. By breaking the color line America's favorite pastime Jackie Robinson Open the door for integration far beyond the baseball field.
NASCAR rallies around Bubba Wallace following noose incident, drivers push car to front of pack
"NASCAR at Talladega. Alabama one of their most famous events and Bubba Wallace. Who is the only black driver? On the entire NASCAR circuit was getting ready for the race last night. It turned out to get postponed because of weather. They're running it today. And, there was a noose discovered in bubba Wallace's garage. And people are furious. The other drivers today in an incredibly emotional scene. Pushed bubble Wallace's. Out to the front of the line while he was in it. The other drivers. He put the car in neutral. The other drivers pushed his car to the front of the line, and then every crew member from every team, so all of the crew members all the drivers in a massive show of support for Wallace, simply walked behind him on the track. Walk behind the car. If you haven't seen it, it is really something to see. It's an extraordinary and makes it got me thinking. I can't believe that one man in this case bubble Wallace. is in what happened. Last night was obviously the worst. With the news, but one guy is moving the sport out of the Dark Ages. He's by himself. In the the shows were it reminded me, and I don't don't at me. Because I know, it was way worse for Jackie Robinson way worse at a time when this country was way more racist, but if you watch the movie forty two. You. Have this incredible feeling of empathy for Robinson because he was. The one black guy in a locker room, twenty four other white guys, so he was just taken the brunt of it like like people yelling inward word from the spans. And what you what you gather when you watch that movie and again I can't recommend it enough Harrison Ford Place Branch Rickey Chadwick Bozeman plays Jackie. Great movie. It's just really done. And and the one thing that that I noticed was there were guys that were against Robinson being on the team. And, they all got either traded or released. They just the dodgers looked at those guys, and said all right look. If you don't get it, we can't help you. You're gone. There was another manager on another team. May It was played by guy who was on your podcast once Alan Tutic. was just a racist manager. Screaming the N Word Jackie Robinson Wally was at the plate from the Dugout, and that guy got fired. It never worked in baseball again and the the feeling that came back to me today watching those drivers stand behind Wallace and push his car out to the middle of the track is this. Racial Injustice Vin around forever. We're not getting rid of it in two weeks. It's just not going to happen. All these racists are going to start coming out of the woodwork, but when they do the fact that all of the other drivers basically said you're not beaten us. You can't win this and the fact that the reaction to this is a massive man on including the FBI for. Use in the garage. Sure has ensued. And, so in all this hate in that as you put it terrible story last night, and Talladega I see some light at the end of the tunnel, because just like Robinson led baseball out of the Dark Ages. Maybe bubble Wallace is doing that for NASCAR. What do you think? Well, can we just say something here I mean. Can we just have a moment of actual honesty? This is about the south. Man. This is about the south I mean. Southerners will not let this go. They will not let go of their confederate flag, but they're not GonNa win go of their confederate monuments. They just won't let go. NASCAR will not give this up. There was a plane flying over Talladega last night. THINK DE-FUND NASCAR I mean there's something very southern about this, and and there's there should be an embarrassment. There should be a level of embarrassment and a level of shaming of the south and I know there are probably southerners who live in southern California. Who would? Stand to defend the south and say hey. We're not all like that, but the impression is that you are all like that. The that's the impression of of the south. This isn't happening. Hate crimes happen all over the country, but this is among the. Rich and I hope I. Hope this person goes to jail. I hope this person is criminally prosecuted and goes to jail. You cannot leave a noose in the garage of a black man. And expect to get a wave. Get Away with it, and there are cameras now. Apparently all over town just redid it, so they're going to find out whoever this is I hope he's ashamed. I hope he's arrested that person that person's done I mean. That's their legacy. WHOEVER GETS EXPOSED TO BE THIS GUY? That's their legacy. It's like that. That cop and Minnesota, that's his legacy.
Italy expands shutdown to nearly all stores
"Notching up its efforts against corona virus closing all business all businesses save grocery stores pharmacies in a central government offices Walter Rickey RD Hey civilian adviser to Italy's health ministry says the US should be taking action it would be it's not me it will be ski team told the country unless that you take immediate actions otherwise it would be to me directly
"rickey" Discussed on A's Plus
"Think the sport has looked at it. Two ways one. This sport certainly does not want that heat. This is not the National Basketball Association. It's not the national football league in and that sort of activism doesn't play in the sport It doesn't play play politically with the people who play it. It certainly doesn't play politically with the people who run it and I think that they made that decision that this is not something that they're going to entertain but I think there was something about Bruce's well that I think hurt him badly. And that is the reputation of the Oakland A.'s. I think that the that the as have a an amazing reputation As a very thoughtful organization is an organization that will bend over backwards for you and that if it didn't work here where could it work especially on a team that won ninety seven games and then won ninety seven games again in if you couldn't fit into this They're gonNA penalize him for that and unfair but they're penalizing him for that. They supported him through the through the through. The kneeling But I think illegal thing particularly there was the video that came out where he was swearing to cops. It was not. I think that might have been although I did talk to officials from other teams who had not seen the video and didn't know about it and just said no just. I'm not interested in just based on the on the kneeling. So I think it's it was a lot if you're going to do something like that you probably need to Keep the rest of your life as as probably drama free as possible. I mean that's the other thing I mean you've you've gotta you gotta you gotTa create an installation for yourself through your plate. You can't be a marginal player. You can't be a replaceable player. If you're going to take Lebron James can do it. He can wear an. I can't breathe t shirt. Because he's Lebron James but I think the one thing about this to bring it all full circle which is my concern about this country. What I'm saying about you know the reason why I wrote full distance and the whole thing was my fear about this idea of respecting the flag and that I feel like for the entirety of my life. The the flag has been aspirational. The American flag has told US especially when you're talking to white people and they'll talk to you and they'll say black people as well but usually when you're having a racial conversation with with the majority in they'll tell you we're not there yet but we're getting there there was always this aspirational feeling that you know today is better than yesterday. Tomorrow is going to be better than today and all this. That's not what I feel today. And that's not the message that's being sent today. The message that's being sent today is that the flag is something to be obeyed. It's not an ideal at something that you do not challenge. It's something that you do not question. It's something that doesn't have to have any ideals and that's very very different from the America that I've grown up in. It's such an important conversation to have and I really feel. Everyone should read your book. They should read also read the heritage. I am personally so excited about your upcoming book. You've been working for a book about Ricky Henderson for more than a year now and I can only imagine the great stories that you've heard because ricky like just every day following him around he could hear a million tremendous things but to date. What gets maybe one one or two of your your favorite ricky stories. Say That you've kind of picked up so far. You don't have to give us all your secrets because definitely we want people to buy this book but What sort of things have you come up with? So far that you hadn't heard and really kind of Pekar interest well. I've actually done something that I've never ever ever done before in a book and that is talk about it while I'm working on it but I love this book so much. I Love Rick Ricky is just he is. He's a different category and he is in his career. Arc has been so fantastic to me and the fact that he's a grandfatherly figure around here. I was talking to mark Connors today and he was like. Oh Ricky's the man. Everybody loves ricky. Ricky's you know. Everybody loves rick. That's not something you would have said. Nineteen eighty-seven you know where he was considered the epitome of the Post Strike Selfish Sour individualistic eighties ball player. You know the the money was becoming so big but now you look at him and you look at his numbers and you look at everything he's done. And all of a sudden you're looking at a towering towering figure in the history of the sport and he's never been treated that way he's always been sort of treated as something of a character and character and he has been there's A. There's a real SATCHEL page. Maybe maybe outplay forever quality and Ricky. I walked up to him last The last time I talked to him and I said you know Ricky you never officially retired and he said no I I. I still think I could help a club. I said you're sixty. He looks like he could he could. And he's he's in better shape than honestly. Some players. Favourite story came yesterday. Actually and so we're sitting in the DUGOUT and we're talking about his hall of fame speech and I remember when he was going and he was GonNa when he got inducted in two thousand nine that everyone was like oh man. I can't wait to hear this speech. It's going to be ricky talking about ricky and it's going to be the most you know crazy wild speech and that really offended him and it offended him because he was so proud of accomplishing what he accomplished that this he was not a character get caricatured. This meant something to him. And so what? Ricky did was ricky enrolled in classes at Laney College. He took speech classes and he sat in a classroom full of college students working on his speech so he would get it right and so and he said to me that it was important. I knew everybody was saying what's Ricky GonNa say? What's Ricki Ricki going to say? But I understood the difference between people showing up because they wanted to hear from me and showing up to laugh at me and I didn't want them to laugh at me. He always hear that ricky talking about Ricky in the first third person kind of thing. I've never heard that I think that's just like a stick now and you're exactly right. We're talking about you know one of the top three greatest players probably of all time and he gives back like what he does here with the as throughout the season he loves it he would. He would definitely still play if he could walk in in the morning. He's playing cards with the kids. Every day with the call ups. Yeah and like just treat some just like normal normal guys Sandy Alderson and I had a phenomenal conversation about this yesterday about life and story. Arc The arc of our lives in that bad if there's one beauty to ricky. It's that all those battles about who's making more as can saco making more than me as Maguire. Making more than me. It's Kirby Puckett make more than me and you know he doesn't say taste he doesn't have to fight those battles anymore because look at those numbers I mean. He's at the top of the mountain and he gets to relax now. He gets to enjoy the fact that you know what? At the end of the day heat ricky gets to do something that all of us at some point in our lives say we. WanNa do which is to put an umbrella in your drink and say hey I made it. I'm the best. I was the best at what I did. And and that allows me instead of being bitter about what I didn't get I can just enjoy everything around me. And if there's one thing about ricky that comes across and it is clear and it's not an exaggeration nor is it nor is it fake. He absolutely loves a game of baseball and went and played an independent leagues called others. Call call teams at forty four years old to see if he could get a roster. Loves the game. It's wonderful at Saint. He's got one of my all time favorite ricky stories. He said he used to. He went to some reunion college reunion and they had the section that said hobbies didn't put his as hobbies trading. Ricky Henderson love that Howard. When are you expecting that? This book might be out It is probably going to be out. I think in in the end of two thousand twenty one probably Christmas twenty twenty one so I gotta get to get in on this but I am heading out next week to To Tampa to go talk about the Yankee years and it was very funny yesterday talking to sandy about when the traded ricky in December of eighty four and he was saying that the two teams that really wanted ricky were the dodgers and the Yankees and the guy that he was negotiating with insanity. If you remember. Sandy had only been in the game for years when this happened. And now he's the guy negotiating to trade the best player on the as and he was telling me this hilarious story about how to things that happened in those negotiations. One he had to go to the DODGERS BRASS. And he's in a room. Without Campinas notorious Al Campinas and campaign has had gout so throughout the entire negotiation. He's got his foot up and he's like moaning in pain like that's a visual. And then the second was the fact that really changed agents in the middle of the negotiations. And he he like fired his agent and hired MC Hammer's brother beautiful leroy and so suddenly Leroy's in the middle of negotiation. He's not an agent. Just when Ricky's friends he's so I was negotiating for the as and for Ricky at the same time. I'm like that's pretty funny. Anti Man Times. Have Changed. Howard Bryant delightful. Were absolutely wonderful to join us here for your annual visit on as plus. I cannot wait to talk to you again later this year or certainly next year and find out how this project is going. It's going to be home. Yeah and how this project's going and also I think that it's GonNa be amazing from a bay area standpoint to see what the as do this year. What happens with the Astros and Gusty? You've got a got a lot of chapters yourself to look at this season find fantastic thanks Howard Bryant for joining us on as Plastic. 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"rickey" Discussed on A's Plus
"League Baseball. I'm your host chronicle as beat writer Susan's lesser and today we welcome in Howard Bryant of ESPN. He is a writer and occasionally on air figure. Who is a prolific author particularly dealing with sports and race? He'll talk to us about his view of the as this upcoming season. Mike Fires and the Astros and his latest project on Ricky Henderson. All of that next on as plus today on as plus it's always a delight to welcome in Howard Bryant my longtime friend former as beat writer highway when you on the beat from ninety eight to two. Oh One yeah good years Giambi the big three years. That's right So you are. You've always remained in as observer from afar. This is a team. That's won ninety seven games back to back years gone to wildcard game each time. Whatever impressions of them this year. Well I think that the first thing when I think about the team we talked about this last year and the issue is going to be whether or not they were going to be able to perform sneaking up on anybody. And if you didn't sneak up on people then maybe you're gonNA get exposed as a as a team. That's not quite ready for primetime. And then they started out slowly and it started to look like yeah. Well you know. That's exactly what was happening. And then they turned it on again. Second half team and they just began you in. You're looking at them and you go wait on second thought. This team is a solid team. It's really good team. I remember two years ago. The first year they won ninety-seven Bob. Melvin said to me. I don't understand it. I don't know why people think we're not good. This is going to be a really. You know surprising team. And so I think this year when you look at the challenges are always going to be different. This year's challenges like a threefold challenge one. You WanNa get away from the wild card game. That is the very first challenge and talk to mark about it this morning and he was like he's like the model. This year is every game counts every game matters. We don't WanNa get in that situation That's the first battle. The second battle is obviously. This is an interesting team to me because I think you can correct me since you've been here forever Susan fabric forever and ever and ever that this is probably one of the more veteran as teams with that not that much turnover right young young veterans. Exactly almost no turnover though. That's right I think the least turnover since maybe two thousand fourteen. The suspects Donaldson Vets Right. So if you've got enough guys who have been in the battle you can count on them more. You know you can. You can count on them being who are expecting them to be there. They're not going to be nervous when they get to fenway. They'RE NOT GONNA. They're more guys. You can count on when you get to Yankee Stadium in Houston in the battle starts getting really tight and then of course the third thing is the scandal you know what is what is going to be the followed. How is this going to play out in? What's IT GONNA look like and in how do you? How do you use whatever that's Fall out it's going to be to your advantage yet. Does it. I was going to get to this much later because I still have questions. But we'll just dive straight into the aspirin. That's all anybody. Ask about her care about now but does it does. The scandal affects the Astros in a negative way. Or maybe a positive way your friend and mine. Dusty Baker is now in charge there and I think there's no better person to kind of maybe try to write a ship and get guys to band together and does it affect the as in a positive or negative way because their sleeve right smack in the middle of it too with Mike Fires. Well let's stay on the as because I think that that is a a. It's a number one question in no matter. What happens this season? I think it's one of those really interesting things that you know. We've covered over the years and everyone wants to tell you it's just another game and you know we're not GonNa let distractions mine bullshit. Everything matters it all matters. It all comes together and somehow some way during the course of the season all these things are going to raise their head I I liked the fact that Mike. Fires has incan seems to be in control of his narrative. And that he's he doesn't look wide eyed about it. He looks like he's he's taken ownership of what he did and why he did what he did. And he's decided when he's GonNa talk about it and when he's not going to talk about it and he's hasn't done something that we he's not using the old playbook that we've heard all the time well this is just this is a media creation. That's it's not a media creation. He's standing by. He stands he stands by it and and is also seems to be willing to to to deal with that in a way that is going to make him a better player. I don't need protection for Major League Baseball. I'm here to play baseball in other words. Come with talking to them about it this morning and I said well you know I I the as mlb both believe there have been fairly credible threats to your safety not from other because he had been talking I think about Revocations on the field retaliation. He says he's not worried about that. But there are fans and others involved in the in the outside world that I think have made credible threats and he said I've had death threats before it doesn't bother me like I trust the the security and I you know I worry about the safety of my family. I'm not worried about myself so But yeah race but this is you know. He's a very is a key member of the as rotation and He's somebody that's GonNa be in the center of this storm absolutely. And and and you know speaking of Ricky always raking right pissant. There's always ricky somewhere and you know I mean I feel like the the interesting thing about this club is they're going to be so many tests everywhere and I think the biggest test is the fact that there were really good baseball team. They were really good baseball team in. They're going up against a really good baseball team and then they've also got another really good baseball team. That's going to stand in their way as well. Which is the Yankees and he? So you've got clubs all over the place. The twins are GonNa be a better team so angels are going to be a better team and so I always look at this and I think that people look at the at the records and they say okay. Ninety Seven Wins Ninety. Seven wins come close come close therefore the initial arc is. GonNa be upward. It's not always because everybody else is getting better to. They're going to be different. Dynamics that take place and I think the biggest thing with this team and I and I think I've stuck in a county lance read about this Last month and he was talking about the eighty nine team after getting smoked by the dodgers in the world series. It sounded very much. What what Marcus Simeon said today says you know we come in day one and can't leave anything to chance and I think that's great motivation. Really good mindset for a team to have stay focused on the as rotation. It's interesting because usually you would look at it and go well. They lost three veterans off last year. Staff Anderson Bailey Roark But this is a better rotation my mind who got Shaman. You know theoretically for full season at all of this assuming health Frankie Montas for an entire season after the eighty game suspension And you've got puck and Lazardo Who looked nothing except for especially Lozada look absolutely like potential dominating? All-star may be level pitcher at some point in his career. What is your impression of course? Fires who we've mentioned before. What are your impressions of the rotation? Well I'm I'm I'm conflicted about all of it because I'm old school and you know you and I talked about this morning. Who's the ace of the staff? Do you need that and and I and I think that to me I still believe and I will always believe that it's no matter what analytics you put on it. No matter how many different ways you use openers and how many other different ways you try to change it. Baseball's the same wheel and the same wheel to me is Friday night against the Astros game. We gotta have. Who's going on the mound and say we're not losing tonight. You still have to have that. Somebody has got to emerge at some point during the season to to let the teammates. No you can count on me right. And that's not just hyperbole. That's a real thing. I think it's also great that you've got three guys out there You know maniacal you know has been great you know. When he pitches you look at him And I know that he had a tough one you know when he put him on the mound and Yankee Stadium. Put on amount at fenway. But at the same time you know you put him on the mound against those teams in Oakland. And they're not beating him so I think that there's a there's here exactly against the Red Sox so you've got it in your back pocket and I think there's also something to be said in terms of these guys pushing each other and trying to stay healthy and trying to like nudge. Each other out for that you know for that. That role of being the guy and I think that I think that even though starting pitching his managed very very differently. Now I think if you've got Monti is I think if you've got Lozada or you think you've fires all these guys together. I think that at the end of the day if you know the question for me is when we start getting down to it and you're looking at you're looking at. I don't know Boston's GonNa do this year if you're looking at the Yankees and Houston you expect them to be there. You know you expect you know Minnesota they you know they're they're better as well Does and ensemble cast get you over the Hump or do you need somebody at some point this season two separate say the guy to you. Does Ace mean best pitcher pitcher or does it mean best leader because I think the as might have one of each and their their best leader I think also stole a very good pitcher? I think it's probably MNAY. Obviously as you know Joe. Tores say this all the time when I used to cover the Yankees. Everything's GonNa work itself out in other words injuries. You just don't know and it's all Joe you've got six starters who's GonNa everything's GonNa work itself out and and it does. I mean to me to answer the question when I talk about ace. I'm talking about the guy who got the most confidence out there to get you to the seventh inning. When the money's on the table and sometimes that's not even your best pitcher. I mean I remember ninety nine. The guy that you wanted on the mound with anybody with the Yankees was dookie. He wasn't he wasn't the ace. He was the toughest my twin he was. He was the toughest Guy. Right and so to me. I think that when you're looking at the as I mean you know you've been covering this long enough to know that there are there guys in the clubhouse. They've got the numbers but the guys don't trust them when the screws are really being put to them in a in a pressure situation so to me. It's the guy who you know you can count on. He's not gonNA fall apart when it's go time just to clarify there. When Howard covered the Yankees he did occasionally get people yelling at him. Especially especially on your way to the ballpark right like in a car. Something people yelling duquet. Do Gay Right Baltimore Baltimore? Two thousand two walking into Camden yards in this little kid is chasing. Mr duquet Mister Duke. Will you sign my please Mister Duke? And I was just so pissed that we're just not in not having that day and I just kept walking and didn't say anything I'm like I have nothing snappy to say to you I have nothing I have nothing clever to say to you. I don't have anything comforting to say to you. I'm sorry son I'm not the one looking for I. Just let it go. And his father came up to this heartbroken. Kid says don't worry son. They're not all like that on. Oh now now. This kid for the rest of x do players is such a bee nest so terrible. Think about it that way. We talked a little bit about the as Dean to get off to a better start. They've traditionally second team. They were the same when you lay.
"rickey" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"These are what you call clubhouse guys in. You don't think of Ricky Henderson as a clubhouse guy because well, he's Ricky Henderson, but those kind of players don't exist anymore. So there was a time when a legend could sort of retire into clubhouse guy role, and there was a time when a guy came up, and maybe he was only just a clubhouse car. Roll the twenty fifth main kind of thing for Ricky to few that he wasn't even given the chance to do that. At least to his where he thought he could do it. I think that's what really stung he's like, bro. I don't gotta start in left field. I don't even have to lead off. You know what I mean? But you're telling me you can't find room on your roster for Ricky Henderson. I think that was hard for him to accept on every single level. Yeah. And we kept going back and forth. And I think you can really hear it in those tapes, which was such a, you know, such a coup to be able to find those tapes of that final year that Tammy bell main had recorded, and I couldn't listening to those tapes. There's this mix of you know, indignation bitterness desperation. But also as you were describing just genuinely like, I think I can compete and then also I love the game. I want to be here is a real mix of emotions going on in terms of those last few years absolutely one of the things that really sort of bummed me out about you know, when we were reporting this in just over thinking about what message we were trying to you know, what we were trying to explain about Ricky is that Ricky. Pretty wasn't very good at coaching. And you know, that that that's a really unfortunate thing because that in baseball is very much a path that is an veiled one that is non availed in a lot of sports the same way. If you were a pretty good ball player. You can find your way onto a bench and wear a uniform every day, even if you aren't necessarily playing the game. And that to me is something that I was always apprised Ricky did not avail himself of from an opportunity standpoint longer. I mean, he doesn't up with the Mets. Yeah. And now he's with the as in some capacity. You know, now he's with the as, but for me, I'm stunned Ricky at this stage isn't a third base coach I coach or bench coach somewhere in the major leagues. And if that's not what he wanted. That's not what he wanted. However, I thought if you'd asked me, you know, as a younger man, do I think Rickey Henderson will eventually be a major league baseball manager outsold. Yes. Alto shot out to baseball for being the only sport where the coaches and the managers get to wear the full uniform like they're still playing. That's always been very strange to me. But that's the conversation. But but on that question. I mean, there are scenes in this piece, and we heard stories about him being very selfless in terms of coaching trying to teach guys and even the other team some tricks. And so, you know, maybe not even on a coaching perspective. But were you surprised to hear some of those stories about Ricky being however, you wanted to scrape a humble selfless truly a team guy a mental? And all those things I wasn't. And I think that's one of the things that particularly for baseball players..
"rickey" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"And this felt like one where you wanted to jump in and help tell it. Well for me. Me as a baseball fan. And that's particularly as a black American Rickey Henderson holds a very special place. Of course, a lot of people like Ricky because Ricky was a superstar, but Ricky represented a certain type of player in a certain type of star on top of that that doesn't really exist in baseball that much anymore. I mean, if you think about the brothers that are actually playing ball. Now, you don't get not that you were ever going to get a new one like Ricky, but you don't really have from not just a personality standpoint. But also the skill standpoint assize standpoint, I'm mean, he was not a big, dude. He had thick Cavs. You had a quick hands. And he was fast, and he obviously had a lot of power. But this guy wasn't you know, Ryan Howard type or Jason Heyward. He wasn't some massive guy. He was very sort of normal size human being, but you know, guys like Ricky Henderson just aren't around baseball anymore. And I love sort of who he was and what he represented to the game at that time could have been a football player. Instead went on to be one of the greatest baseball players. Of all time heck of a story. Do you think weirdly that Ricky is undervalued now as one of the greats of all time and give us some context where you'd put him? I do. That's that's actually a very good question. Because if you think about what the stolen base record is everybody looks at it as Ricky Henderson owns. But I think people forget what the value of the stolen base is in general in baseball. You know, these days guys don't feel a lot of bags. If you ask a pretty serious baseball fan who leads the league in stolen bases at any given point of the season. They're probably not going to be able to tell you because it's not exactly a glamour stat the way it once was because of the way, you know, sort of analytics have moved strategy away from you know, risking that type of out in particular situation. But people forget, there was an element of the stolen base. That was simply exciting as a fan. And so I think that what Ricky brought to the game was something that people have just forgotten ever really existed in that plays into what you're saying. Jodi, which is that. Oh, yeah. You look at that record. He also told the base record cool. Oh, sure. He's got the most leadoff homers of all time. Okay. Like, what is that? You know what? I mean. What does that really mean? But if you think about those things in conjunction. Yeah. You get on. I he might be on third or he might just take you out. I mean, it was fun to watch. You know, not to mention his, you know, his sort of flare in the field popping his glove all around his chest. And all this other stuff. I mean, Ricky was a really fun player for a really long time in a lot of people sort of think he was very unique. But that's that's what black baseball wasn't a personality standpoint. Not does that he wasn't unique. But that's what it was up until a certain point and guys like him are sort of the end of an era when it came to how brothers planes leading. And we'll circle back a little to the personality stuff as well. But it just as you were describing the stolen base, and it is this interesting act in sports, and there's a number of others like it. But it's one of these things where it's like if he's on first everyone kind of knows exactly what he wants to do..
"rickey" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"I'm sorry, but I just went into that because that's that's false narrative. Trick. The whole lot of people get to thinking something that it wasn't. It's not right there. All right. This spike. Let me ask you this question. Yes, I don't. I happen to believe that now maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm wrong, but I happen to believe that most Americans are not stupid. I think they comprehend that they just they just don't want to. They didn't lie out. I got you. But listen what I'm saying. At age of all the white. What did I tell you about saying that he's calling on my this. Just to me by name. Title to Agent Orange, say those guys SOB? Yes. Well, listen what I'm and listen to in full question because. The b word. That's Mike. I'm not arguing with you. Please don't argue with you about it. I'm not. I'm not saying you're a little bit, no, no, but I'm asking you a question because I'm going someplace with this what the argument that I'm making is not that folks are stupid. I'm saying they were against a protest. They wanted to complain and they're using that as an excuse to hide what they really feel. They're hiding behind the patriotism to to go at Colin capital. Anybody else because that's how they really feel it's not an issue because again, he's made it very clear. It was never about our national anthem. It was never about patriotism. It was always about racial inequality and police brutality. So my point is there are people out there. They know what the hell they're hearing. They know what the truth is, but they want to perpetuate that narrative because it fits the, hey, tourism that they wanna show to that. You say, what. You're right. Can I just say I'm gonna last question here. Lesson. We're my question is brother, Stephen brothers, Stephen, my question is this, where is the branch Rickey other NFL with branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson. The whole that the Commissioner every team said, hell, no. And sometimes the Susan have to be made that had been no decision to whether what's the bottom line. Yeah, that's looking likey people. Both things were burning. Nike's like it's and then they make six billion dollars. And I believe they do think that make money. They did it because I felt that was the right thing to do, and Nike wanting to be on the right side of history and been paid off for them on the bottom one too. I got you. I'm over. My question is where is branch Rickey NFL I'm gonna ask that right now and I'm gonna put that out. All those owners of pokes. It letting this guy owners Bogart them. I'm Wisconsin to check you out. If I'm going to comment on that after the break, my brother's love, you appreciate you so much as a gentleman. He wasn't a scheduled guests on the show, but dammit, he Spike Lee and he's welcome to call it to my show anytime he damn well pleases and as what he did. And that's why ended up on there right before I go to break by the way that was straight talk wireless..
"rickey" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"NFL cabinet thing. I'll be very quick doing good Bros.. Always good to hear from just like to say there's one thing my left allied thing is. The owners put out a false narrative that these protests were against the military and the police. Yeah. I said that every day for the last year and I'm sorry up. I just went into that because that's that's pose narrative. Trick. The whole lot of people get too thick and something that wasn't right. Sorry, this. Like let me ask you this question. Yes, I I happen to believe that now maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm wrong, but I happen to believe that most Americans are not stupid. I think they comprehend that dangerous. Rangers. They're just a war to wipe out. I got you. Well, listen, I'm saying to age eighty all the white. I tell you about saying that all about. To me to say those guys SOB. Yes. Melissa when I'm asking this question because. The b word. That's Mike. I'm not arguing with you. Please don't argue with you about it. I'm not. I'm not saying you're A little a little. known about. I'm ask you a question because I'm going someplace with this what the argument that I'm making is not that folks are stupid. I'm saying they against a protests they wanted to complain and they're using that as an excuse to hide what they really feel. They're hiding behind patriotism to to go at Colin capital. Anybody else because that's how they really feel it's not an issue because again, he's made it very clear. It was never about on national anthem. It was never about patriotism. It was always about racial inequality and police brutality. So my point is there are people out there. They know what the hell they're hearing. They know what the truth is, but they want to perpetuate that narrative because it fits the, hey, tourism that they wanna show to that. You say, what. You're right. Last question here. Where my question is brother, Stephen. Brother. Stephen, my question is this, where is the branch Rickey other NFL with branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson. The whole that the Commissioner every team said, hell, no. Sometimes the suit happy made that been no decision to whether what's the bottom line. Yeah, yeah, that's looking likey. That's where people those things idiots were burning. Nike's like idiots. And then they make six billion dollars, and I believe they do make money. They did it because I felt that was the right thing to do, and Nike wanted to be on the right side of history and then pay off for them on the buy one too. I got you. I'm over. My question is where is where we are NFL I'm gonna ask that right now and I'm gonna put that out. Those posts. It letting this guy owners Bogart them. Almost com to check you out NFL. I'm going to comment on that after the break, my brother's love you. Appreciate your. Thank you so much laser gentleman. He wasn't a scheduled guests on the show damage Spike Lee, and he's welcome to call it to my show anytime he damn well pleases and as what he did, and that's why ended up on call in on his own. At the end of this segment called NFL owners punts asked, where is the Jackie Robinson of the National Football League? In other words, the Jackie Robinsons of owners with the branch Rickey. I'm sorry of NFL owners as pertains to Colin cabinet. I think that's a legitimate question. I might have an answer, but we're going to broach that subject. Let's talk about these slew of NFL games coming up this.
"rickey" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"Well that sort of brings up i guess one of her probably her her greatest and most notable contributions was so you you mentioned it earlier but you know the people recall right you know when people like jackie rob awesome were signed quote unquote by branch rickey you know it you mentioned and hinted at you know the lack of compensation for such right so you magin you know an amazing talent such as jackie robinson being tapped on the shoulder and being asked if you know he wants to play in the quote unquote big slash major leagues you can't imagine a player of any color or skill set you know turning that down right but and you're hinting at this and this is an issue that continues to this day look at world soccer for example right transfer and whatnot there were no such things as transfer fees were so like you know who holds the rights to these players well extensively they would be the team's in these in the negro leagues right but they kinda weren't necessarily or maybe not sort of ironclad legally i guess so i it seems to me that that that f manley and interesting to know you know specifically with relation to players on the eagles but it seems to me that she was one of the more vocal voices of and maybe even change agents to kind of help rectify this issue and say okay you know integration is starting you know hussah right which is a major feat in and of itself but you know there there are there consequences or business realities to that and how do you sort of change that so that we're not getting the short end of the stick financially because there's you know jackie robinson's just the start of so many great players that are you know possibly additive to these major leagues.
"rickey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Oh that's impressed preston knowing the goose stick plenty of dargo expect great savings and a whole lot more liberal card it's a beautiful sport basketball is just hugely graceful stu god's in the western conference these these limits our show with this still god's onea's pm radio i want to talk to rickey henderson today at the risk of becoming that radio show pool money the sports radio show that reaches into the past than talks to the sixty year old guy wrote itself ricky s totally different are no but i don't think a lot of people in our audience even understand who were what we're talking about so i want you to imagine now as we endeavour allison all kind of confident argue in our ability to get rickey henderson because once allison gets on this chase she's pretty unstoppable is on the phone right now trying to get him all right so here are some rickey henderson stories and i want you guys to please send them all in as many as you god at laboratories show anything you guys got back there on the internet i want to just read stories to ricky henderson and ask them if they are true that has to be fun although i would think so before every game he played i'm just reading the cracked staff years just handed me an assortment of papers before every game he played henderson stood completely naked in front of a full length locker room mirror and said rookies the best for several minutes he efficiency at the basin i remain ricky was once pulled over by a sandy i've read any of these so i am learning of these in real time with their curse words my career is gonna end bleep you san diego ricky was once pulled over by a san diego police officer for speeding as the officer was approaching ricky's car the window went down a few inches and a folded 100dollarbill emerged.
"rickey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"As i got like a but that's a that is an interesting thing that now i think there's more discuss like epoca even with me like i'll talk about those things will radio from time to time but i never feel they really expose interfere like people are going to chastise me after the fact for doing it like i wonder how much of this at this point our people realize and they know the world is a bit more accepting of these things now which i have to say i think as import uh because people like drugs right like if you're going to get the drugs you kind of have to go to the doctor that gives you the drugs in his wouldn't be some steps that are in between and people like taking the drugs seriously ac i wonder how much that affects people's willingness to talk about these things because so many people here taking these drugs what who who are the guys that you're looking at in this league who are looking at the rose and because in talking about different times about rickey henderson and i love exploring who are the guys in the league were sitting the locker room right now and being like players tribune about your feeling stones this other that i laid out his players players you're a players tribune about how you're depressed in a panic attack is meeting this with with an old timing old fashioned sensibility of no this isn't strength this his weakness who's the guy in the league you look like zach randolph received this information zach randolph receives the information look at what kevin love who pleasure position look at look at what he wrote in the players tribune house he receiving that zebic zagreb elkazaz about to say i feel like on this matter there's probably inverse relationship to height i badgered the dead of the little guys what he here eighty big about this is your identities five died five did do it's all by life i had to fight do they try to your debt at how isaiah thomas is the one that was it to me like throw which show full.
"rickey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Um and you add like california players were much blackout forty player specifically deals strawberry eric daves those guys as great migration stuff right ladies the people whose parents grandparents moved from south and there's israel tradition of baseball that was there in so those were the dudes that you were getting like so the idea of we had this declining by participation of baseball is not just did it the numbers it's who the dudes were like with this style was witnessed one was so much more fun i can't but how let's try to do this i remember one time let's try to do this for younger people at the risk of sounding even older than i already do let's try and figure out how to explain teaching ford one time was on our show and he didn't know who tobacco was we asked him question about your bacha he didn't know and then we got stuck in the uncomfortable stumbling of trying to explain to someone who doesn't know what chewbacca is yes in the case of rickey henderson to the people listening you've done a fine job of explaining it but how would you explain to them what it would be liked to have that guy in the middle of the you know the height of the sport while man is a tough one 'cause i can't even think of an analogous like basketball player in this day and age dow rickey henderson kicked right it also the other thing where we hit as it was it was regarded as it was the best player in baseball the 1980s it was like a futuristic ready for sabree metrics goodness that stands up every some other arose on the other day about this with the guys that even understand baseball until reorganising 300 said was pressure naturally focus on scoring runs it wasn't hitting homers or anything else he's like yo we're trying to score right i'm trying to score to score more runs than anybody else all while hidden ford afoot foot home runs taking the widest turns out of the batter's box pop his jersey amid a really i don't even know now i don't know how to i missed that so much it's like give lebrun were publicly arrogant not disguise a matt as you know imagine whoever's the best and the most famous also just keeping it in your face yes at every turn.
"rickey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The fact that this guy was a baseball player like there was there was so much swag a baseball at that time the dow is just like completely gone it the king of it was ricky hit is king for all times yes like no lie king for that you can make the argument that written rickey henderson goes with muhammad ali as most publicly arrogant athlete yes we've ever seen yes dwarfing t o dwarfing some of the like some of the other guy because he always trying to prove something to us this is just who this do wallows in every single a rottweiler had story you told by ricky where he says use as retrain is when he first became premier would ricky iraqi there senators benpres disease like think this go make won't go foe hunt beat minority ford fit feet okay but if it of course he knocks one four hundred fifty feet run every thing that he did at every turn pop into shurgged chains and jerry kurl it everything gals as baseball player 1980 you he can you get me some rickey henderson stored allison this is what i would like to do i don't know if it's possible before the end of the show but i would love to ask rickey henderson if stories that about himself or true like stories that are urban legend about you know rickey henderson getting on a bus and beat you know being told that he doesn't have to sit where he sitting because he's got uh tenure and he's like she can years i got fifteen years as an allstar yes yes is a whole different era who played baseball right like historically so ricky is from oakland.
"rickey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Don't call me on my bluff stone god's saving what you owe me ballin bigger than lebrun bleep give me your money who y'all think y'all front non vcc don limit our show with this two god's on espn radio adam guys basketball is that in a hotline reg duty today did on purpose for the hcc tournament presented by zell cubs because a 630 eastern on espn radio izmir radiocom a and the s p muscles read resident okay oh yeah i suppose redress of this bomani jones giving you that hey strike tuck brought to you by stray todd wildest best months best network no contract at the end of the last segment i lost my train of thought that's why i went commercial that way and it's in keeping with my slow deterioration before your ears but the thing that i wanted to ask lamantia bob mind jones in with us all show today was about rickey henderson in the most arrogant you thank you ever done and i just wanna talk i wonder if our audience even knows things have aged so quickly baseball his age so quickly that i wonder if the majority of people listening right now know what a rickey henderson was slight like what it unlike any athlete but one of the things he did he standing a third base right standing at third base holding the third base bag the stolen base record right keeping in mind that he set the record for the most il2 bases in baseball by stealing third jimmy sabah jacob what would you appreciate that he broke the record by still at third he holed obeys overs it it days the microphone i believe in to paraphrase taka was great but today i am the greatest of all time so i'm pretty sure there is it s i had the greatest of all times but wasn't holding the biggest right over but wasn't who was and who was before that the stolen base gamache what so lou brock was sitting daily mattiello wasn't leuprecht next to him as he did it they brought loop rock out and shaking the base in his face saying the greatest of all time bride i gop yet he does this it does is about all the.
"rickey" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Oh bonds pu holes and rickey henderson what order do you put them and so i think the the number to hitter has gotten a lot of attention it's not necessarily that you automatically want your clearly best hitter in the number two slot i think it's more like the difference between the new understanding of who should be batting second in the old understanding of who should be betting ii is the greatest because you know leadoff hitters have often been good and certainly three and four hitters have traditionally been great hitters whereas number two guys were just serve your bat control sipe hitter types and so their reputation their expectation has probably been upgraded the most i think but basically you want your best three hitters i think in the number one number four and number two spots in some order and you want the on base skies higher in the order and the power guys lower in the order as as generally a rule of thumb so i think really in the liaz lat you can't go wrong with the best we'd off hitter of alltimes probably i think ricky can continue hitting leadoff in a in a modern line up i think that is just fine he gets on base didn't have a ton of power relative obviously to bounce and pools so i think you still put him at the top and then i guess you know i think you put each row three because you want a high average guy there who can drive the guys who are getting on base in front of him on this way i think you would put the guy who's pitting like three ninety in that spot probably in that guy comes to the plates like i agassi you needs less power from that slot than you would from the others so i think each row would make more sense there but as for number two in a performing bonds and peru holes in their primes or two of the best hitters ever so it it heartily makes a difference but i guess i would.
"rickey" Discussed on The Forward with Lance Armstrong
"Me i would love that film yeah well i got news for you lance oh yeah o r m knows yet breaking news it was documented dowa lianne so um i'm really excited dan i i must tell me know this or does nobody knows dumb i a couple of people now but we wanted to get to the end to to really yet make anything of it but uh so solomon as uh had a company for the past six years at of south africa which used to be called the african attachment now it's called the wandering fever they make incredible films primarily about running they have a background in music videos um and i've worked with them for six years on projects in japan in the uk um in alaska in utah northern california in colorado own um and so i've got a great relationship with these guys and so they sent out a video game for at the beginning for about eight days and then uh and cop yard where the noah podcast but yeah one okay oh yeah i'm a bottle newt's are that was art near what we might just keep that in that was that was our local sheriff joe desalvo's stopping in stock about very important issues about the town which was his teetime vote vote jodie salvo vote joe to saw was got a race coming up next year will have a fundraiser at the house or remand come intent and you are turned back to where we so they came for eight days came three days a fifteen days in here in the mountains in colorado and into the desert and then at the finish line uh finish line i i hate seen that but that's what it was ocean beach in california in san francisco um in then i was filming every single day had two cameras and uh in my in my cell phones or three if he count that.
"rickey" Discussed on The Forward with Lance Armstrong
"Yes you did this this whole environment and community who had asked to somebody's got to cook some of the of the dishes army but they're studying totally said the study that's going on in that uh at least the south pole as a whole lot of things that are either really really bigger really really small as i like to describe them so everything from neutrinos which are subatomic particles which go colliding uh pass all the way through the earth into this sir um how would you call that can of your loss may on the so the new neutrino subatomic particles without any little things that they're amazing though they pass all the way through the earth and hit a detector at the south pole and they can do and figure out kind of where these are coming from and it helps give them an idea of of the expansion of the universe blah blah blah dark matter um which apparently seventy percent of our universe is made up of matter that you can't even see not with a telescope or anything airquality it's the considered the the base medium for um the cleanest air on planet earth um so they do a lot of study in of that down there um what else do they study i think the most fascinating thing at the south pole which they don't studying they have tried at one point is uh um sociology is the people let it attracts down there and how they are affected by the weather in the isolation uh.
"rickey" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Ladies and gentlemen the nineteen fortyseven win baseball was being integrated by jackie robinson he was handpicked by branch rickey it wasn't just because of his athletic ability his baseball prowess or anything like that it was because of his temperament because branch rickey knew what level of veneman vitriol will be aimed in his direction and he knew that it took a special kind of person to handle that onslaught of them the statue pages of the world and others you know wherever was available at that particular time when jackie robinson was chosen didn't necessarily have what jackie robinson had as a disciplined military man as an individual that just knew how to carry himself in a very polished empress steve fashion in the face of no matter what adversity came his way all of those things at the be taken into consideration branch rickey new what place jackie robinson would have to be an and i'd have to accept the night eff attempt that temperament too achieve what he needed to achieve dez bryant has a chequered past it is impressed me he's also not the most patel not quantum dumb by any stretch of imagination very smart guy noam while spoken than was able to gauge is rather not questioning his intelligence but every one eight the ink the smoothest communicate in the world they don't always say the right things the right way hell i don't and give credit to debts breifing no one is lane and no one is place and and saying you know what this is not front than i believe i would be good at.