28 Burst results for "Sammy Sosa"

Is Tom Brady now the greatest team sport athlete ever?

The Steve Warne Project - Sports

03:26 min | 1 year ago

Is Tom Brady now the greatest team sport athlete ever?

"Who is the greatest athlete of all time to debate. That i saw again and again on social media today after tom brady won another super bowl. Mvp super bowl ring. He does again at the age of forty three and this might be as most impressive super bowl victory yet. And i don't even know how you have. That discussion in the big picture to be honest is like where. What are you basing it on is the number of championships is it. The number of mvp's is it. How levick you are It could be you know you can dismiss some guys because they're part of a team sport versus individual where it's one hundred percent of that person that drives a success like that's probably a i mean. It's an apples and oranges thing as well different sports. I don't even know how ya how you could ever come up with that. certainly james. Tom brady is very much in that discussion. Now here's the. Here's the issue. Stevie with tom brady being you know the certainly certainly the greatest quarterback of all time okay. Let's go with that all right. Let's go hands down greatest guy to play that position seven championships multiple. Mvp's multiple wins games. All that stuff. So i think he's the greatest quarterback but but if you if you were on that same team with tom say prior to the tampa and you're on the six superbowls and you know another player on that team another quarterback of course but so so. Where does that leave you. You know if you're if you're a middle linebacker going or gronkowski on. Hey i want six. There is that what is that. What the qualifiers. To be the greatest of all times. I was there. I wouldn't six so the the football kind of funny for me to pick to pick a player that has a completely different position in hockey. For example everyone you know you got a bunch of forwards bunch of skaters know and they award them bill norris trophy for defense and all that stuff and so hockey. I think you can figure out who. Who's greatest of all time because you're comparing apples to apples there. So that that's a bit of an issue for me to single dot saying you're the greatest of all time again again because there'd be other guys who played on that team who won super bowl championships you know it's just an interesting position to because everything goes to the quarterback it's such a unique position your guiding the ship. You're the leader of the team on and off the field. It's such a unique position that in team sports is not really another comparison in my opinion the other sport that i could compare that to where where i think. You're singling out a position player. So i don't think you can call them the greatest football player of all time. It's quarterback baseball right. You can get an you. Get an ace pitcher. Okay on a on team of course and if you said okay well he's he's the greatest baseball player of all time. And you're going to wait. Wait a minute wait a minute. I'm i'm sammy sosa over here. Okay right what do you mean. I'm where i'm pete rose there. I'm i guess pizza name wouldn't be in there anymore. You know what i mean. So bad is gonna wait. Wait a minute here. Fifty dinger's here for eight of my twelve seasons

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Add An Asterisk (MM #3492)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Add An Asterisk (MM #3492)

"The Maison with Kevin nation that was a big sports fan growing up in a kid now was used to hear about an asterik or an asterisk as Some people prefer being added to a sports record when there were changes. There was always an asterisk next to the Home Run records because at first Rodger marris had more games to get 61 home runs than Babe Ruth did to get his sixty and then of course in these steroid off there were astrix added to home run records by Bobby bonds and Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa have a feeling that 2020 is a year is going to be our year of the asterik where everything has an asterik attached to it. I was thinking about sports records this year where you've at home run leaders in baseball while they only had like, you know a quarter of the games they would normally play so naturally wouldn't have as big a numbers. It's kind of weird how everything we have an asterisk next to it, especially when you're talking about people going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or the Nascar Hall of Fame at this point. They don't know if they're going to be inducted in 2021 or 2022 and we'll those classes be combined and how will it work? I'll try to figure it out right now put a big old a Street next to everything.

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Add An Asterisk (MM #3492) - burst 1

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Add An Asterisk (MM #3492) - burst 1

"The Maison with Kevin nation that was a big sports fan growing up in a kid now was used to hear about an asterik or an asterisk as Some people prefer being added to a sports record when there were changes. There was always an asterisk next to the Home Run records because at first Rodger marris had more games to get 61 home runs than Babe Ruth did to get his sixty and then of course in these steroid off there were astrix added to home run records by Bobby bonds and Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa have a feeling that 2020 is a year is going to be our year of the asterik where everything has an asterik attached to it. I was thinking about sports records this year where you've at home run leaders in baseball while they only had like, you know a quarter of the games they would normally play so naturally wouldn't have as big a numbers. It's kind of weird how everything we have an asterisk next to it, especially when you're talking about people going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or the Nascar Hall of Fame at this point. They don't know if they're going to be inducted in 2021 or 2022 and we'll those classes be combined and how will it work? I'll try to figure it out right now put a big old a Street next to everything.

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Add An Asterisk (MM #3492)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Add An Asterisk (MM #3492)

"The Maison with Kevin nation that was a big sports fan growing up in a kid now was used to hear about an asterik or an asterisk as Some people prefer being added to a sports record when there were changes. There was always an asterisk next to the Home Run records because at first Rodger marris had more games to get 61 home runs than Babe Ruth did to get his sixty and then of course in these steroid off there were astrix added to home run records by Bobby bonds and Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa have a feeling that 2020 is a year is going to be our year of the asterik where everything has an asterik attached to it. I was thinking about sports records this year where you've at home run leaders in baseball while they only had like, you know a quarter of the games they would normally play so naturally wouldn't have as big a numbers. It's kind of weird how everything we have an asterisk next to it, especially when you're talking about people going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or the Nascar Hall of Fame at this point. They don't know if they're going to be inducted in 2021 or 2022 and we'll those classes be combined and how will it work? I'll try to figure it out right now put a big old a Street next to everything.

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'Woke' draws humor from a Black cartoonist's political awakening

Morning Edition

02:36 min | 1 year ago

'Woke' draws humor from a Black cartoonist's political awakening

"Is a new comedy on Hu Lu, about a black cartoonist who's about to launch a new A political comic when he's harassed by the San Francisco police. The show about his journey from complacency. Toe activism is out today and here's NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans with a review. As woke, begins. Cartoonists Keith Night spelled K E F is on the verge of the biggest success of his career. His cartoon toast and butter is so popular fans on the bus in San Francisco recognized I Love Toaster, but to make it So you keep night. I am funny. I didn't think people Happens all the time. And he's about to finalize a national syndication deal put together by a powerful agency to reach a mainstream audience. But there's a problem with the promotional materials. You guys lighten my photo that looked like Sammy Sosa. I might go back to my own comic strip O trust me. No one's gonna ever accuse you of being too black. Okay? I'm sorry. What? What? It's what we like. About two year Your crossover index is in the 95th percentile here being made to be champion. The data. I don't see color as you can hear. Keith Night played with an authentic, charismatic comic timing by Lemorin Morris has a well practiced ability to shrug off Microaggressions. He explains his attitude and a conversation with a different fan played by Sasheer Isa made last year, But I'm not controversial. You're black cartoonist here controversial just by existing. Why is it that as people of color always having to stand for something Just the cartoonist because the world's racist place and that's why I keep it light. But when San Francisco cops mistake him for a mugger, draw guns on him and handcuffed suspects, trauma leads him to see inanimate objects as animated living things, encouraging him to be well. Woke right talking trash key, and that ain't even close to No one. But you know, we're not even this's case. This is all wrong. This is how woke adds new layers of funny to a situation that easily could have been predictable and pedantic, especially when comics like Cedric the entertainer and the Cold Buyer are voicing the objects. This is a pitch perfect comedy released at just the right time, encouraging us to laugh at all of the absurdity surrounding today's racial and social politics, while also reminding us of why staying woke is ultimately so important.

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Mookie Betts makes history with another 3-home run game

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

02:23 min | 2 years ago

Mookie Betts makes history with another 3-home run game

"So mookie betts last. Night Raby. Three homers Ford does in a game for the sixth time in his career Johnny. Sammy Sosa the only other players do that and movie didn't in a thousand fewer games basically in Mayes and fifteen hundred fewer than So when you look our call you red sox fan but you grew up there for goodness sakes and you see mookie bats, the red sox traded away it off to a start like this and avenue another three homer game. What do you think? Well I. Think it happens on the same day that the red sox give up seventeen runs and look at a single late in the Celtics and Bruins I think both lost and the Patriots are going to start a season without Tom Brady I think this is I think this is a reminder of the come up in Boston sports fans are are about to have to deal with and the next few years now I mean look it's It's a tough pill to swallow for red SOx nation to know that. One of the transformational players of his generation in an era when Mike Trout is playing mu batches is going to be in the conversation. You know there's there's a Jack Nicklaus Arnold. Palmer. Gary Player. There's the Tiger Woods Phil. Mickelson for Awhile, David Duval conversation. I, mean my child's GonNa. Have you know mookie Betts in Clayton Kershaw and that's what this group is going to be about and to know that he was once part of your franchise and now he's not and a franchise paid him a lot of money and you believe your franchise and was capable of doing the same. For those that are moving in dying with the Red Sox I know it sucks. It really really does it's It's just a it's just a reminder and he's got to be that guy we all grew up with them that. Whatever he does he does to a level that few others can do it. So the three six times you know that's the same guy that has four. That's the same guy that bowls three hundred games. He does those things and and there'll be no surprise. You know when he wins more world series wins MVP's that's that guy he's the guy we all grew up with he's just doing it at the highest athletic level.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Now he says he puts on some cream that was bleaching his skin I guess it it just didn't look like Sammy Sosa between that and his hair the way it was done it was it was a little hard for me to it didn't look like Sammy Sosa to me but anyway it McGuire you know talk about but some of the other guys who have used Andro and creatine and I'm sure they have whether it's Craig BGO who's in the whole family B. shows on in in the thing initial say they use creating so while we get it all of a sudden go over Maguire you know and I think McGuire belongs to all of him because of his prowess at hitting home runs but I don't think so so those because I don't think so so I don't think so so with that good of a player McGuire was always a great home runner so so was not always a good baseball player he had a few great years there you could certainly make the argument based on those few good years but I I think I I don't I look it's also more of a product at a four of the PD's the other thing is how much do you think the PT's actually helped and in what ways other than the obvious keeping guys healthy right other than that do they help you hit a baseball I don't think that they I don't think it does if we go out there and take steroid Jurai we're not gonna get all of a sudden become great home run hitters so helping you stay healthy for a full season yeah I think those are things and that's something that Maguire struggled with for a lot.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

05:54 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Five thousand dollars of Sammy Sosa's sixty six home run ball where are those baseballs in the mix from the household right now my friend they're actually did not officer and the lock box simply because they they moved they moved from time to time and then and then right after that I have to go to another option by a very bone seventy three ball because you never want to have the second best offense it's a great I've never done it that way seventy three ball I promised my wife I wouldn't actually buy it I did go ahead ESPN was said they give me some facetime so I go ahead and get pre covers not just the number yeah I gotta go didn't talk about eight hundred nine hundred thousand I go I'll tap water after mail so I topped out at Hotmail and then I heard those cryptic words going once going twice and I was like oh my gawd I would come home with it no one has to have a talk with my very patient wife about how we needed not their fault given that you didn't want the first one how did the guy that conversation go it was hard on my assistant because she promised my wife because I was flying to also make toys and comic we were flying through Walmart I made a pit stop in Dallas and she promised my wife on her life that we would never have this fall and so when when when because I was in studio and she couldn't hear she could only hear me he looked at me in my system like what could happen because no one nothing here's could he knew he was gonna have to go to the bosses wife and she probably gonna lose her job the next day but she's still with us so it would be back there in person for these auctions I'm watching the special yesterday I need the auctioneer to go fast and I need the person on the other end to be able to keep that paddle up how's that make you feel here's why here's what happened that day it's frustrating could end up costing a lot what is the lady that was had me on the phone that I was her better if you will she was the roommate of somebody who worked at that option I've never done this before in her life so she was just like all your comment on your video go help my my my roommate and I was trying to explain to her one started at the expense of I don't get the paddle up and don't put it down because every time you put it down they think that I'm that I'm hesitating and so get it up I want them to hesitate right a little bit okay here it was sold it was sold what I would like it because it was at Madison Square Garden it was so loud and every time the guy in person yeah it was like the home team scored a goal in hockey like the Rangers and then when I did which I was the phone does not on this phone but never like this yeah that was I going to come here and I'm going and she couldn't do it and they're just incredibly it just kept going up changing changing doctors what number sometimes it's almost like when did you first get that bog to be a collector what did I do it though the phone could be a collector yeah when did you get that first hit about I was when I came out of the womb I got the stock sold if you like sports we'll explore and and and then it goes from there so you don't you don't all of a sudden we got there thirty seven and go you know honey I can only be a collector almost are watching major support for today right now it's not how it works you pick your scene when you're sick you too bye bubble gum card you pick your favorite player you pick your favorite team you then live for eighty five years and you you stand by that team and then you die this is a simple process I don't know why the lady doctor quite like we do and if you guys know I've got two brothers a brother your younger brother your older it's just like wow I got that ball I'd be cool or not to rub it in the face of my two brothers on top of that right so there's like a lot of different reasons why you you do anything some of it as you say that it's for purposes or for some other reason but sometimes it's just me and can I get this cool thing and and and and even though the reason for that I own a funny car never raced at once in my life the twenty one I was a kid and I convinced my wife again she's good are you don't have a car a twenty car so that I could my corporate logo on it and so I take it all the shows and would be the only one a comma coach with a funny car you can imagine usually people bring comic book I bought a funny car and then people came with printed up and that was she was like only few units for business purposes yeah but really it was so I could call my brothers again at all I've got a funny car you don't slide yeah all my goodness topic problem like remission artist writer producer greatest one comments by the way macfarlane towards releasing action figures was on the hottest pop culture branding from the DC multiverse plus the comic industry is back so look for spot hitting store shelves again soon great about him joining us in Freddie Fitzsimmons of Freddie Coleman he John hood and thinking if 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P. N. radio as soon as Intel eighty we used baseball fans job in his one on one obviously you want there's no doubt about that we yeah what do you make of all this back and forth happen between owners and the players.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Have this Sammy Sosa day like it's completely disingenuous to begin with like like I'm sorry but it's simple I'm sorry like Sammy Sosa made over a hundred million dollars in his career from what he accomplished he made over a hundred million dollars from the clubs alone he made about a hundred and two million I'm looking at his career to date he made a hundred twenty four million and about eight twenty two or so came from the Rangers or Royals and white Sox the rest of the hundred plus million dollars came from the Chicago Cubs so you know what Sammy Sosa got everything he wanted out of taking performance enhancing drugs he was turned into a in some ways a little Greek god because of this disease he was turned into a god because of all the home runs he hit a dollar and he was worshipped because Michael Jordan retired and he became the Chicago sports hero then everybody wanted on the north side and he was you know made to be a a complete I can any got paid handsomely for it and now I mean I I don't know what that was supposed to accomplish last night because he you know said everybody was doing a white why you why you making it all about me first of all not everybody was doing it because you know we don't know who was in was in but it's you know people like Frank Thomas Ken Griffey junior they've been pretty adamant and I think most people around baseball as far as they can tell would side off and saying like those guys are probably clean again I will do that with the disclaimer saying that nobody knows who wasn't wasn't clean but the truth is I like like I don't I don't care seems so that all he wanted out of baseball with these these multi million dollar contracts he became a living legend and at this point I like him being welcome back to the cubs is disingenuous anyway if if Tom Ricketts really feels the strongly about whatever it is he actually did to the cubs franchise I will tell you Jeff Miller and those of you listening at home and on ESPN Chicago happening here at home listening device why I think saying that so so shouldn't be welcome back because he was a bad guy quote unquote bad guy is hypocritical in a few minutes D. N. one thousand Chicago's home for sports model instantly there.

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'Long Gone Summer' Documentary Revisits Controversial 1998 Home Run Chase

30 For 30 Podcasts

09:27 min | 2 years ago

'Long Gone Summer' Documentary Revisits Controversial 1998 Home Run Chase

"Are joined by the director of long gone. Summer AJ SCHMUCK AJ. Congratulations loved watching that film. What does it feel like to have the film finally be seen by the world. I mean it's crazy. It's a been a long journey to get to this point, and it feels like a total miracle to have finished. With the pandemic and working separately with all my team so finally being able to get the film done and get it's ESPN. Feels like a huge accomplishment. Why did you decide to start the dock with the actual baseball's that mark mcgwire hit. Well is in part because we. When we met Todd McFarlane The Great Comic Book Artist Entrepreneur Who who bought all the balls or a bunch of balls including at number seventy. I just love the way he talked about the home run, and how it is something that really connects baseball fans to the game in a way that you don't get in any other sports so as soon as we like walked out of of interviewing him, I I turned to my producer, and said you know that's the beginning of the film. Is Him talking about what the home run in baseball means and how it connects fans, drinks have direct contact between Maguire's bat, and and the person who catches it. So that was that was great also has sort of the other. Bonus. Positive thing of reminding you that someone paid more than three million dollars. Baseball that's how big this was That's how much this took over the country that someone would would go to that extent. To own that ball. Having when watching that scene in Rhode. explained. HOW MICHAEL JORDAN HITS! A shot wins the championship. They go and bring him the basketball, and if if a quarterback breaks a record with the past, bring him the football, but with the home run. You literally hit into the stands, and you never see it again and it was sort of a way that the fan can take home a piece of the game in baseball. They can't other any other way. Way that happens with the home run, but then you did you hear him sort of articulate this, and then the question is asked how much you pay for it. It was just so much money that I wanted to know. How does this? How much are they paying people that bitter comic book illustrators, nowadays like what is the going rate for commentator Peter? How can this man afford this multimillion dollar baseball? Spun was very successful, but yeah I think. He spent basically every penny he owned and you know I I think in part. He did it because he he wanted to get into the business of making action figures for for sports. And and that happens I, mean he basically that was his way of getting everyone's attention in saying. Hey, I'm serious I. Care About Sports Let me make action figures, and and he did I think it was not only something that he wanted to do one thing that didn't make the film which I I tried to find a way to put it in, but he talked about how. His brothers are all baseball fans, one of the key excitement for him in getting the balls with just to be able to say I've got the baseball. As like well. You got three million dollars for that God. Bless Ya. I know that's right. The kid sweet swinging lefty King Griffey Junior, one of my favorite players growing up as Wa. Carry a bet to this day. was more of a factor. With Sosa mcgwire that people actually a realize. Can you acknowledge how his performance affected them? Certainly I mean one of the crazy things I think about that. Season was that people really went into it from spring training, thinking that either Maguire or junior were gonNA. Make this record. Both of them at hit and high fifties the year before this was an expansion year. Everyone just thought like this is GonNa happen went into the season, thinking that Griffey was was in it. You know right I think if you even remember the Griffey was in it. You forget that he was in it until late August when he had kind of a long slump I think he only hit one one home run and like twenty games and may still hits. Hyphen! which is a tremendous season that gets overlooked by what happened with mcgwire and Sosa, but certainly yeah I mean congruency. Junior had an amazing year that year and. It was in a in addition to to all the stuff. We remember of Sosa and mcgwire. He was. He was hitting the ball longer. In Maguire was sort of famously one of the bash brothers, and he had a great career while he was in Oakland with the athletes and Sammy Sosa wasn't as celebrated as a baseball player, and he said something in the film that really hit accord me, said quote ahead had to continue hitting. Because if not, they're not going to mention me. Why did you include that emphasized that and what that means you from Sami? I thought it was great. It Sammy acknowledged that he wanted to the respect. He thought he deserved, and he does that a few times I think in the film and I mean that's sort of a lighthearted way of like saying like. I turned on sports center at night and if I don't hit a home run like they're not gonNA mentioned. He wanted to be mentioned. He wanted to be acknowledged and I think that one of the things I hope that the film does Sami. Wasn't that well known outside of Chicago before ninety eight, but. That's in part because the comes weren't very good, but the Sammy was was a great player for the cubs. A thirty thirty guy I thirty thirty guy ever in cubs history. He was a top home run hitter in the National League for years. I was one year where he was on track to get close to the record. But was injured in in August so You know was a goal to sort of illuminate. The fact that Sami wasn't just somebody who like. Jumped out of nowhere in June of Nineteen Ninety eight that he meant something in Chicago before that. Implant in Chicago, the weather can be a factor. Do you believe it play as much of a factor as Sammy Sosa states. I mean all I can tell you that. We were there in May of last year to shoot the Saint Louis Chicago series in their. Earliest! May and it's snowed one morning. And I was just like. I grew up in southern Illinois outside the St, Louis and I love Chicago. Chicago is great, but I was just like hell though. Away being at the game it was cold. It was rainy and it was just like damn out. This is football. Weather's that I don't know but yeah. No. I definitely know He. He I believe in when he says he's. He was a hitter that did better when it got warm. Not that good of a hitter in the cold. Certainly, see see that that would be the case. Which I think is also in the film. You'll see you know one of the things that makes a Kerry Wood's twenty strikeout game. All the more impressive is that he's. He's doing it on one of those days, and the rain is coming down east going through like You know thirteen fourteen fifteen strikeouts that day, so? Yeah! It's whether in and regularly I think is probably no joke. With all of what's happening in our society in the world, not just in our country today we kind of have to look at things in stories in history, and currently through the filter of race. And how do you think race played a role in this particular story of mcgwire and Sosa and that summer? I think that people wanted to feel good about the fact that they liked this battle between these two guys who were from different cultures different countries. And different races. That probably made people want pat themselves on the back for feelings so good about it I think in part there still memories of what had happened to Hank Aaron and sort of the ugliness when he was. Setting the all time home run record. So people felt like. Wow, look at how far we've come to celebrate and get excited about the fact that this could be. A champion of homerun record that was held by either of these two guys. There's a somewhat famous. Cartoon! Where the two of them are depicted with their bats wall has been broken in the wall, says racist. You know like that. The two of them had finally solved this problem. They beaten it. And I think. It's just a you know. It's one of those times when. People have wanted to. Congratulate themselves for reaching a certain. Threshold and clearly all of those congratulations were way premature. And we're still. We're still fighting for it. I hope that the people. Look at this though as a story of these two champions, and can get some excitement out of the fact that they did come from different backgrounds, and they have very different stores,

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

06:30 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"One who is this that one Sammy Sosa sixty four home runs a hundred and sixty RBIs and batted three twenty eight yeah but it's only it's like stupid read it's like stupid good not only did be steroids ruin the reputation but no matter he came out with a pink suit that would suit there was a cowboy hat on the cap his smile and everything to kill your guy yeah that is sort of all added up to it but yeah the stats are made this is our season that stands out to you we like well that's is clearly the best season any players had even if it is one of these guys we can acquire bonds Sosa someone that was linked to the start era is their season it stands out like bonds one four MVPs in a but there was one year older than I hate I hate to like from staff to you because some people yeah because that's that's there was a year where Barry Bonds on base percentage was six oh nine well he walked over picked cure that office yeah it's ridiculous six oh nine we're talking Manser mammoths of the start of it like a good you know good on paper a good on base percentage is if you get like between three fifteen for writing so we'll just use these as these guys stood out the bonds the sources the Maguires it's the guys like Brady Anderson that we remember till it out of a quick gave it away with guys like that were hidden bombs left and right okay rafia Homero stats using the bombs all these guys besides the seventy three home run year Barry bonds during those four MVPs in a row the guy walked almost two hundred times a year batted three seventy three forty one three sixty to three twenty eight like we're forgetting that there was a time where and I don't mean to be linking in bonds to the other two but they are sort of all link together bonds are just a couple years later right but Barry Bonds mark McGwire Sammy Sosa they brought interest back to baseball and they're going to try to do it again tonight and to those guys right to try to bring it back tonight with a thirty for thirty as baseball in real life now in twenty twenty struggles to get back on the field and they're gonna lose more and more fans so sad very soon this is gonna say baseball tonight it'll get you excited end we'll be reminded that everybody knew what was going on it's always the blind guy we're gonna hear blind I few times for sure because there were new these guys are just up the truth is at the time we didn't care but it was fun it was exciting everyone was you know on it on the Jews Frio from as far as we knew it you know the average baseball player what do they get like I mean I'm just guess at roughly what six hundred hundred plate appearances yeah the year the Barry Bonds walked two hundred thirty two times a hundred and twenty of those walks were intentional so picture this Barry Bonds put a hundred and sixty two game season and to think that one out of every five times he got up the pitch was like nope there there that's that's roughly once again if you put what one if he played one fifty one sixty one that's roughly once a game the pictures like Hey R. Knapp gonna first bases there were hit home runs all the time every day Maguire's last season as we talked about off the air hit twenty nine home runs in his last season he better one eighty something he only had like fifty something so he can have more work to home would have visits were home run hit more home runs in singles doubles and triples right so you can understand why they want to walk Barry bonds and and all these guys because they were hidden bombs it was fun it was exciting and we all kind of in the back of our minds knew this and I'll tell you how I do it if every both of my hometown was juice it up you know just to wear white a tank top yeah yeah right yeah professional athletes who are paid to hit home runs and play like ma'am it's worth if every guy the high school it was just showing off their muscles at the beach yup it had easy access to it if professional athletes didn't if conveners late nineties Guido Jersey friends that's why we're we're Jews don't wish were to stop at a quick scrawny friends who all of a sudden showed up the next summer Jack it all because I knew Jack we're on the juice and I saw it amongst my circle of friends it didn't dawn on me that these guys who weren't that big before were obviously on something well we also saw was never that big he wasn't hit home runs like that player as the expression goes everyone for the fun of it turned a blind die and then later on pretended the not knowing exactly for the greater good of the sport yeah it brought viewers back and you know that's the sad truth but it's it's like acting surprised that you found out when he was one of your friends was drinking too much or cheating on his wife for doing something when you like now I sort of knew all the Lance Armstrong story that you wanted to believe that he wasn't abusing and he denied it so many times and you know there's no way he could have after the vino beating cancer and everything is the way and he lives in my life these guys we all sort of new is and we didn't care but that goes down tonight McGwire Sosa do you think we will leave this documentary this thirty for thirty tonight feeling more for them or what do you think you take with you be thinking of watching back then how do we not know what you think we're gonna you know those guys are born November like little kids at the top and I think you are you can watch it and say you know what they were more likable than I think we got a raw deal because I mean everyone was juice in like what do you think your takeaways look let's be fair now you tell me what's a lance I did not want to let her watch lance I want you to be water I love that you told me the last one make you feel like yes Jr could not linger to generate them the right way but he owns it so you got to respect the fact that he owns it the B. water one was was fantastic all look I love all documentaries and ESPN always does a great job I wish you to focus more on his his his fighting skill level and how great he was it was more about making as a leading Asian man Hollywood S. struggles that he had to go through which is a great story I just wanted to see more more action more action more **** Kickin but it was fantastic this one will be left with me that was exciting and.

Sammy Sosa
"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

05:33 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"A. E. S. W. thirty speaking after god whatever that means those they can just to have that for gas and James as he criss also got a shout them out back at the studio we appreciate it thank you for hanging out with us on ESPN radio you know Steve casino that is rich Davis I'm looking at I look at feedback and I will say Major League Baseball the more I read a feedback people just just so disappointed in urgency but like you know it's one now right I mean like let's let's do this so we do this or not we're going to take it's like when you're when you when you're waiting on someone to on a Friday or Saturday night we're going out we'll get back to you no we don't have enough we play this season or not right we playing baseball they come all dressed and ready to go I'm a yeah I'm I'm I'm sure they're going to take a shower dual spray Cologne I'm all set to go out it is not good enough just chill in my living room waiting for my phone for someone to tell me where we're going baseball has been the most affected during this whole pandemic when it comes to sports because Beth was gonna finish it up right yep football as of now you know the draft was a big success so you know they didn't seem to miss a beat baseball what's going on the sport that needs fans the most and as we mentioned before it's amazing to me how many fans were word I guess rubbed the wrong way and never came back after the strike in ninety four that's a long time ago that lots of results so what's going to happen now to an already dying soon if you're not over it twenty six years later get over it ninety four twenty six years later he'll say that again well listen okay you don't put a lot of people back McGwire and Sosa and that is happening tonight the thirty for thirty on ESPN mark McGwire Sammy Sosa and there's there's some there's some hype in that maybe this will give people more excited for baseball the same way the Jordan did ninety eight the same way the Jordan documentary coming baseball's relying on UND's McGwire and Sosa again and again yes because bring fans back the same way the last dance had everyone so excited like aha now I really can't wait for the NBA comeback thank you Michael Jordan maybe maybe three Bruce Lee's got me excited to do karate in my living room let me tell you I took a bike ride thank you lance Armstrong I don't know cloudy kicks in my living room in my socks after watching Bruce Lee the same way many water the same way many people would say McGwire and Sosa brought back fans with their steroid filled home runs in the nineties in the late nineties maybe tonight the thirty for thirty will get people excited for baseball again I don't remember that there is the beginning Alonso's and the get my child to the world except for steroids again yeah well wired tested it was mark McGwire talked about how he refused to lose to Sammy Sosa tables in a marker by little this is on ESPN St Louis I could not allow him to you know he decided he came and got it and then he could've finished the season with a record and I just mentally and physically could not allow that to happen so I had to go to another space in my mind and it's a space where I know a lot of people a lot of people play sports have never reached it it is possible there she said there's a few athletes they can get their this is likely Michael Jordan Kobe and Tiger Woods the Safeco field home it's just a it's a mindset were you you just don't know what's going on around you you use it it's just like you're floating but you totally understand what your body is trying to do and it was a lot of hard work I got to that position despite failure basically you know the years that I had in Oakland that weren't very good at well mark McGwire we're very good heavy bass brother he was the best route I mean very hard to sell he his rookie year hit forty nine home runs with the Oakland Athletics but man it was a memorable time for sure and you know they weren't the only ones hidden bombs there were there was hidden lots of home runs but those were the they were the poster child children of the home runs in the late nineties when you picture mark McGwire the picture I'm as a cardinal or as a Oakland athletic like I said mark Affleck really yeah even though his his clear highlight reel is ninety eight is enough is that Lewis yeah I don't I don't know I I still think of him as a as an athletic point set the baseball cards may be yeah I don't know I mean he had he won a World Series with the advice I know that that is true have a good run with the AC was the best brother well I'm interested tonight tonight I I I'll be straight with you straight talk wireless lan Mormon American League fans soon the the reality was the Jordan last dance was the greatest documentary I've ever seen it ruined it what are which is why which is why Lance Armstrong and Bruce Lee the last couple weeks I could really get into but tonight bonds and McGwire I'm back in it no Sir you're up what is that bond yeah until we have more work of you know rich next guard continues to lead the pack the sports makes its return adding limited fans to the crowd.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:23 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on KCRW

"St Louis cardinals Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs going back and forth back and forth to break baseball's home run record but that home run race ultimately broke the hearts of fans with the use of performance enhancing drugs just credited the records at the time aviation act the director of long gone summer joins us from his home in Los Angeles thanks so much for being with us thank you for having me baseball and in a way the country really needed a lift in nineteen ninety eight did yeah I mean it wasn't a great year for baseball we're still recovering from people's feelings after that horrible strike of ninety four ninety five certainly cal Ripken's streak had gotten some interest back to the game but you know if you look at the rest of the the country we were embroiled in a political scandal in Washington that you know really was pending everyone against each other and and this had the effect this race and these two guys participating in the chase really had the effect of bringing everyone together in a way that we hadn't seen in sports and in quite awhile yes back to that day in St Louis mark McGwire he had it is sixty first home run to tie Roger Maris's record he came to the plate against the car I don't even want to mention the name of the picture because it's really not fair but in any event recreate that moment force if you can what I remember most about that game and watching it on television was there was every expectation that it was gonna happen that night the McGuire would hit the home run that Maris family was there his son was there the cubs were there everyone expected the McGuire was gonna hit sixty two on nine eight ninety eight and and then when it does you know I think you know you you do you didn't mention Steve Troxel but I well you know Steve Troxel has to stand on the now for a solid I think ten fifteen minutes and want yeah the celebration that took place in the game completely stops for a lengthy celebration of mark's achievement and his embracing of the merits family holding his son up into the air and I think that that that a motion that feeling of leg this is what baseball is this is fathers and sons generations parents and children it felt like the magic that you wanted to associate with baseball you felt like you were witnessing it in real time and Sammy Sosa comes running in from right field the the opposing team to hug this guy with whom he's been contending all here yeah and and that for a lot of baseball purists the idea of that was like what is happening what is happened to baseball but you know it for the country it was this moment where they felt like I like both of these two guys there wasn't the the sort of vitriol that was directed toward Hank Aaron when he was trying to break the home run record the idea that these two very different guys guys have different races guys from different backgrounds they're embracing that they seem to have this love for one another in love for the game you know it made people feel really good mark McGwire ended that nineteen ninety eight season hitting seventy home runs seventy home runs I can't help but think he could have hit sixty one or sixty two without resorting did you say what do you think yeah I agree I think if you look at the science that we have around what steroids allow you to do stories allow you to swing a little bit faster and that can make your ball go a little bit farther I think you know maybe ten feet more fifteen feet more or some percentage there of you know that means a lot when you're a player who had some runs that just go over the wall most of mark's home runs were upper deck outside shots I mean these were huge monster bombs so probably he can hit you know over sixty two in that season without any help you know and that act is maybe one of the the tragedies we won't know for sure but I certainly believe that he could have done it without having to steroids two twenty two years later now that we know on pretty good authority that performance enhancing drugs were widely used during that period and by the very players that we're talking about should fans feel duped what's one of the questions I wanted to ask all the people who we interviewed you know what do we do with our feelings what we do with the fond memories that we had and the time are they not real you know when it was at a magic trick and I think you know everybody has their own opinion about that but you know a lot of people are content to know that this was a specific error in baseball we have to know that that was what was going on at the time and then once we sort of make peace with that era you know maybe you can still look at it with some degree of this the finest you had and when it was happening what a mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa say I think they are happy to have had an opportunity to talk about the chase in a way they haven't before you know I think for Sammy he would like to be recognized in a way that he hasn't been he's not been welcome back to the Wrigley Field by the current ownership of the cubs I think he would really like to have that opportunity to bond again with cubs fans and to be welcomed in the stadium where he made his name you know for mark he went back to baseball in two thousand eleven as a coach and you know he worked for almost a decade for three teams and you talk to the players he worked with he was by all accounts an excellent coach so they probably both have made some degree of peace with their legacies and and how they have to live their life in in the game but I you know I think that for both of them it's probably not over yet AJ snack is thirty for thirty documentary longer in summer debuts on ESPN June fourteen thanks so much for being with us thank you so.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:23 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"St Louis cardinals Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs going back and forth back and forth to break baseball's home run record but that home run racial definitely broke the hearts of fans with the use of performance enhancing drugs just credited the records at the time aviation act the director of long gone summer joins us from his home in Los Angeles thanks so much for being with us thank you for having me baseball and in a way the country really needed a lift in nineteen ninety eight did yeah I mean it wasn't a great year for baseball we're still recovering from people's feelings after the horrible strike of ninety four ninety five certainly cal Ripken's streak had gotten some interest back to the game but you know if you look at the rest of the the country we were embroiled in a political scandal in Washington that you know really was pitting everyone against each other and and this had the effect this race and these two guys that participating in the chase really had the effect of bringing everyone together in a way that we hadn't seen in sports and in quite awhile British back to that day in St Louis mark McGwire he had it is sixty first home run to tie Roger Maris's record he came to the plate against the car I don't even want to mention the name of the picture because it's really not fair but in any event recreate that moment force if you can what I remember most about that game and watching it on television was there was every expectation that it was gonna happen that night the McGuire would hit the home run that Maris family was there his son was there the cubs were there everyone expected the McGuire was gonna hit sixty two on nine eight ninety eight and and then when it does you know I think you know you you do you didn't mention Steve tracks but I will you know Steve Troxel has to stand on the now for a solid I think ten fifteen minutes and what yeah the celebration that took place in the game completely stops for a lengthy celebration of mark's achievement and his embracing of the mers family holding his son up into the air and I think that that that emotion that feeling of leg this is what baseball is this is fathers and sons generations parents and children it felt like the magic that you wanted to associate with baseball you felt like you were witnessing it in real time and Sammy Sosa comes running in from right field the the opposing team to hug this guy with whom he's been contending all here yeah and and that for a lot of baseball purists the idea of that was like what is happening with this happened to baseball but you know it for the country it was this moment where they felt like I like both of these two guys there wasn't the the sort of vitriol that was directed toward Hank Aaron when he was trying to break the home run record the idea that these two very different guys guys have different races guys from different backgrounds they're embracing that they seem to have this love for one another in love for the game you know it made people feel really good mark McGwire ended that nineteen ninety eight season hitting seventy home runs seventy home runs I can't help but think he could have hit sixty one or sixty two without resorting did you say what do you think yeah I agree I think if you look at the science that we have around what steroids allow you to do stories allow you to swing a little bit faster and that can make your ball go a little bit farther I think you know maybe ten feet more fifteen feet more or some percentage there of you know that means a lot when you're a player who had some runs that just go over the wall most of mark's home runs were upper deck outside shots I mean these were huge monster bombs so probably he can hit you know over sixty two in that season without any help you know and that act is maybe one of the the tragedies we won't know for sure but I certainly believe that he could have done it without having you steroids two twenty two years later now that we know I'm pretty good authority that performance enhancing drugs were widely used during that period and by the very players that we're talking about should fans feel duped what's one of the questions I wanted to ask all the people who we interviewed you know what do we do with our feelings what we do with the fond memories that we have in the time are they not real you know when it was at a magic trick and I think you know everybody has their own opinion about that but you know a lot of people are content to know that this was a specific error in baseball we have to know that that was what was going on at the time and then once we sort of make peace with that era you know maybe you can still look at it with some degree of this the finest you had and when it was happening what a mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa say I think they are happy to I have had an opportunity to talk about the chase in a way they haven't before you know I think for Sammy he would like to be recognized in a way that he hasn't been he's not been welcome back to the Wrigley Field by the current ownership of the cubs I think he would really like to have that opportunity to bond again with cubs fans and to be welcomed in the stadium where he made his name you know for mark he went back to baseball in two thousand eleven as a coach and you know he worked for almost a decade for three teams and you talk to the players he worked with he was by all accounts an excellent coach so they probably both have made some degree of peace with their legacies and and how they have to live their life in in the game but I you know I think that for both of them it's probably not over yet AJ snack is thirty for thirty documentary long gone summer debuts on ESPN June fourth thanks so much for being with us thank you this.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

05:42 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Sammy Sosa like I say who joined us earlier gains the government yeah and one thousand and that was a lot of fun talking to and I hope you enjoyed it as well three one two three three two three seven seven six let's go to Brandon in old town Hey Brandon what's up man okay that big fan here thank you take my car you should that thousand three about ten years old my dad told my brothers nine out of school we decided we were gonna drive up to Cincinnati to watch because China content out central great experience that means not only can end up happening but the game one I think they want five nothing and you think of a call center beside it but me on my cell at the Jersey you know he went off for that game and you know I left the stadium like that greatly one but little disappointed I didn't get any kind of gun shop when you get games here with one again I think eight nothing he goes yard games St Louis I think he only had two home runs one in the eighth inning and it was just electric and I think that's what you got from family is you know you can leave the stadium after winter a lot and feel some type of way if you didn't get to see him put on a show and you know the saying he thought the Jersey I wore back thousand three I still wear it regularly today and it's like a mixed bag of boos and cheers I get to this day kind of baffled me because you know I think not only did he save baseball he really did save like Hudson if your call center I don't know ninety five oh four I don't know how you're just not in love with the guy he was a lot of fun to watch I could tell you that you never ever walked away from the TV or went to the concession stand when he was coming up to him exactly right have a great day ma'am appreciate you three one two three three two three seven seven six cops in Highland Park okay Scott what's up north yeah how you doing buddy I'm good man how are you I'm good I'm good I have to respectfully disagree with you guys Jamie Sosa hi if you can't take a look at him and look at the changes in his body gets had and if you honestly think he didn't do steroids he never admitted to doing it okay that's my problem with that I would at the gate we at the Cork bat incident as well you know what yeah it was exciting but it wasn't revealed he cheated okay so if you're asking me no I don't think he should be welcomed back in what he says Hey listen I made a mistake I wish I'd done things differently but that's not a way to to treat to treat you had to lie about things and it pretend like all are usually what you got there with the ends do not justify the means capturing up but you know what you have to say J. to calling with your perspective look at this point twenty two years later in my opinion it is time for the two parties to go you know what let's just welcome you back there are hundreds of thousands of people who came in the door is that ballpark that wanted to see you play we made a ton of money off of you it was an aft up era that we all lived through but we need a pound of flesh from you but not everyone out thank Jeff Bagwell I'm a huge Jeff Bagwell fan Jeff Bagwell is an amazing amazing player he is he's in the hall of fame there are a lot of people that believe Jeff Bagwell juice never admitted it he got in all of fame Sammy Sosa for whatever reason is being treated with a different standard and again I'm not arguing hall of fame here I'm arguing bring him back to Chicago and I think it's got to happen and I do think eventually it will happen three one two three three two three seven seven six let's go to Mike on the north side Hey Mike what's up man thanks for taking my call I'm a white sexy and member like crowds but the people are hypocrites they cheered Sammy Sosa when he was hit home runs and nobody is surprised him you know what was happening that we all know what would have been better if guys like bread well over in the hall of fame so so the service will be at all if they don't prove anything okay that like some of these other guys welcome back to the team so they put about thirty about the guy that does the amounts of Iraq how many times that he could shut down for it but they look great yeah I think he'll get in I don't think a ride to get again that anytime soon right now to families so the advice they waited everybody knew what was going on and now everybody supports everybody thanks well if he can't get what he did you want the most it was one of the worst rickets in pre school history thought about job yep yep so thanks yeah I appreciate your call appreciate your perspective look it's time to but again we're not talking hall of fame right now we're talking about bringing him back to freakin Wrigley.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

06:05 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"You Sammy Sosa for the coupling yeah I got people tweeting at me texting me with something coupling that was really cool it was a lot of fun to talk to him and there's his perspective people immediately thought the coupling I don't do it I've done this for a long time and I don't get giddy talking to many guests almost never do I get giddy except Cuddy went now I don't even get paid for that when say we call them that I heard his voice sounds like this is pretty cool and I go is this Sammy goes the one and only the lonely is present the coupling very funny he was great great so love people's perspectives three one two three three two three seven seven six is our phone number let's go to Mike out by midway Mike's first Hey Mike what's up Sparky well tell Kathy you guys did it again you guys hello there thanks I had coupons for that whole entire interview even enough because I've been I've been waiting for this interview and your knowledge of it by you guys brought back the nineteen year old female nineteen back in nineteen ninety eight yep and I mean that was just such an amazing year I grew up my first love was baseball and in nineteen ninety four I was in high school you know the feeling was a baseball room for me Sami mark McGwire brought it back in you guys nailed it like you always do and you guys had me had goose bumps the whole entire interview just wanna let you guys know thanks man I really appreciate you taking time to have a great day okay now that I see three one two three three two three seven seven six go to game the rockets on the north side Danny Rockett how you doing how you guys doing some interview cat thanks yeah I just want to say that I find is that not inviting back send me back is just more of the rickets being tone deaf but in general other were tone deaf about being surprised that they got booed by them about the marquee network about canceling their cubs convention session you know about how they're quiet poor billionaire in the news during these negotiations you got eighty eight percent of the people say they want to send it back and rickets is waiting for an apology and it's unacceptable the cubs fans you got to give us what we want I'm one of my goals is to get him back here I absolutely want him to be back here and to be able to walk on the field and if somebody doesn't want him to be there about fans then you get your have every right you can but you could cheer whatever you want I'm just telling you that there are a lot of people in this city that by cubs tickets that where cubs shirts the whole deal and he was the guy that brought them their cubs fandom sell yeah yeah but I mean the people want it so give it to us you know it's a very simple you know I I don't understand what you know what the issue is you know that this kind of B. S. apology that rickets wanted like very kind of paternal in patriarchal it bothers me tremendously you know so you know I'm just bring it back that's all I gotta say about it but thanks for the interview I'm so happy we got it back my be good thanks kept seating that's Danny Rockett who does the outside the IV on NBC sports Chicago after the games and he's wildly talented musician that has a great dude three one two three three two three seven seven six Sam's on the south side of the city Hey Sam what's up will travel one on there how you doing man man not counting and the election though man not only do they need to bring some heat that but they need to retire his number the man to the disrespect over the years wait how many you know players group either and build bad people they then gave them the number is it's been disrespectful mac and right now I'm not saying the main reason why because then and like I use that model neighborhood plan baseball knows how to do like a roll and roll a data model and they will play baseball maybe so I can do that then we are there to do out of model that I don't run it come home it points to this guy everything you need the yeah but with all that's gone on in our world in twenty twenty from the global pandemic to forty million people being out of work two George Floyd being murdered to everything we've watched it would be such a wonderful olive branch to go you know what we're gonna heal this wound right now he's coming back that part an amazing thing that would be perfect so we re give me the but that that is that right yep thank goodness and just move on let's go I know off he's a good dude I know off let's go Hey man well presage you Sam I will take it three one two three three two three seven seven six is our phone number let's go back to the phones and so that's in Columbus Indiana Hey south what's up man I don't care how you doing all of that interview you know they made by mark what about growing up but I was born in ninety seven ninety eight but the I call the zero in my name campaign lucky enough to go to gain their the first in there and they made America M. and a home run run run run bottom of first inning and that but I don't know who you're also I.

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This Date in Baseball

Pro Football Talk with Mike Florio

00:18 sec | 2 years ago

This Date in Baseball

"Seventeen years ago on this day Sammy Sosa broke his bat on a grounder to second base of the found Cork in the bat he was ejected suspended for eight games also on this date in two thousand seven Sammy Sosa nouns he was retiring from Major League

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The Last Dance: Michael Jordan documentary to be followed by Lance Armstrong, Bruce Lee, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa films on ESPN

CBS Sports Radio

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

The Last Dance: Michael Jordan documentary to be followed by Lance Armstrong, Bruce Lee, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa films on ESPN

"Last night the final two episodes of the last dance that wraps up and so now the ten part docu series please complete about Michael Jordan the bulls and the ESPN seeing the type of success that is had it with the last dance has already green lighted another set of extended documentaries including Lance Armstrong and the whole run raced home run chase of nineteen ninety eight featuring the mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Antsy I'd be like I wanna see a ball fly right I would like to see a ball absolutely flat I would have like you know how long who's using a corked bat same Sammy Sosa and all that stuff the balls I would use in warmups those things like I think that in practice does use Jews all right at all yeah like those in warm ups I want to see the ball gets absolutely slaughtered coming off my foot so I got these balls are just so beat up so the fact that he was able to do this like for it was like forty minutes of fully swinging like comfortably casually I was like this is this is the championship game I'd be wanting to see balls fly right now so I think that was only the rows like damn that's a little bit different aside from that you had a fifty one yarder in overtime national championship like that's what I would like taking balls on my team that's a guy where I'm like okay this dude's been tested in the biggest possible moment he could be in any event they end up losing I think but still that is a guy I think the courts make good selections Chris Ballard was like I can't believe we're specter specter still we gonna hear Pat for sure we did are there any kickers in the NFL now that have lengthy warm ups like Colorado I would assume there's some guys I don't know I don't really I don't really know yeah I don't think so I just it's what Justin Tucker for instance like I don't know I have no idea what he does that's a great question because he's the best in the game right now it's like what is he doing I have no idea I was really does someone section does warm up but that's the extent that he went to I was like man this guy is super professional but I could see some meat had special teams coach B. and like a deal there's no way that's happening you know and it was just I was so impressed when it rests on kick the ball the fact he did not get drafted I was confused and I don't know a lot of people that they get drafted and that's probably my fault but I learn about your voice special that got that tattoo these get covered up stat I don't know what the hell happened your washer he was not I read through some of the tweets I was getting there are people that were not happy with that tattoo for obvious reasons I guess it's a very he doesn't know I guess it he says he doesn't know he's getting covered up in the house all the all the people the other people the actual it is also sad somehow way to make both sides of the argument by the way mental toughness you will see we will see if this guy I guess he it's bombs though yeah his teammates love him so I mean I think that is by the way if somebody is a racist you know a fast way to find out of yours go to a football locker of any caliber and just find out if they like to go ahead I'm not granted you don't have a Riley Cooper I'm he got paid I just after that incident I'm not a hundred percent sure many people like him in the locker room he kind of hit home last month yeah it kind of fizzled out that is something that the locker room will tell you the truth that they will use that maybe not out loud but you just see the way things are happening it's like all that guy's a bad guy and I'm assuming I can laugh there will all of these covered up the tattoo I just keeps it on SNL what's going to get just see now because it's where it is it's on his arm I saw this one thread among I made every photo he had ever posted on the internet where nothing was visible as this here he is dressed up as a Santa hello elf and you see the three percent had to others then like everything you've ever posted this guy this guy hasn't been any he he blocked his Twitter which price more move should that matter every time I go what yes you can make it even operates the football going zero big football I mean that's that's gonna be one of my warm up all of your I mean that they're going to have to be fact of their well if you make scripts though I saw anybody okay right more world not able twenty seventh we gotta get to a break he passed off both sides I've never seen something like it by the way I don't think you are more than a septic system back now it's perfect for New England perfect fresh start exactly what.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Park same thing with Sammy Sosa and mark McGwire people say they they you know they say the Major League Baseball after the strike while they're cheaters they cheated to hit balls out of the park that year and and years prior no doubt self now I don't think very bond should be ever in the same category as some of the other best ever play the game the ones that didn't cheat and going back to this scandal I'm gonna tell you right now they need to Major League Baseball needs to do a serious investigation on some of these players like out to vague because they'll be able to find out I believe if they really want to know the truth I'm not sure if Major League Baseball wants to know the truth because all truth is such a beloved guy you know and and one of the best probably the best you know hit one of the best hitters in baseball do they really want evidence to come forward to show that al to bay in Britain and some of these other guys were wearing electronic devices just like Major League Baseball didn't want the steroid stuff to come out I think they're full of crap I don't think they want the stuff to come out I don't know how on earth if you are Major League Baseball how on earth do you allow this stuff to happen and not know anything about it how can a team keep this quiet for the entire year and by the way I don't by the fact that it was only last year I can tell you that they were probably doing this for several years Cora all these guys they probably were involved with this for a long period of time don't you tell me right now that all to say do you know deserves to be the MVP don't you tell me that now when you have an advantage like that were you know not only the type of pitcher gonna be getting but what part of the plate it's going to be on the location and you're a professional Major League Baseball player for Christ's sake there's a lot of cultures that could probably get some hits and and and and perform if they know where a a major league pitchers throwing the ball and what kind of picture gonna get no wonder while to be had a metal part in fact I'm surprised how to maintain it more out of the park in that series or any series in the playoffs it's a joke and it's a job for everyone to say that all too they should be punished at all for this and I believe one hundred percent but he was wearing one of these devices I believe there are other players on the Astros are wearing these devices as well so this is this is indefensible in my opinion Major League Baseball you better do your job you better find out what happened here the store is not going away no and I think they will do their job I think that in again there's there's no guaranteed evidence but there there's definitely some there's some evidence that points to it looks like this is probably the case they should lose their championship in two thousand seventeen like I said and how to bait and Bregman anybody wearing those buzzer should be banned from baseball for life I agree with it when it comes to politics we deserve it comes to sports I would say we usually agree on just about everything right speaking of sports coming up next mark Ratner vice president regulatory affairs for the UFC talking McGregor coming up next right here on the Vegas steak you're listening to a best of the Vegas take due to the corona virus outbreak in the closing of the Beasley media group studios the biggest take will be back on Katie W. went live on Tuesday morning at nine adopt U. S. K. Russell.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Difference between Barry Bonds it's Sammy Sosa I'll answer that steroids didn't make Barry Bonds a great hitter they just made him even better they took Barry bonds from hall of Famer to best player ever status that's home run hitter in a season impossible to get out this two thousand one season is insane two thousand one two thousand to two thousand three go up go look up those three years wild but he was a hall of Famer before that he'd already won multiple MVP awards so the cheating yeah it's an all time staying on bonds and that's why he's not in the hall of fame but he's got a creation of performance enhancing drugs he didn't put up prolific numbers because he cheated just made a better with Sammy Sosa without steroids.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

04:44 min | 2 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Was there any other were there any other baseball players that got busted for corked bats not that I can remember by name Sammy Sosa is the most famous one because he was such a legendary home run hitter yep it's sixty or more home runs three times think about that sixty three times when you look at the grades the all time greats of the baseball you don't hear his name mentioned with the Mickey mantle's and and people like that because I think people look at him now is a guy who cheated and he did say that he was trying to put on a show during batting practice didn't need to use that that was in the first inning of a game in his manager dusty Baker said he truly believes Sammy didn't know that that bad was in the rack so let me ask a question because I never played Major League Baseball but I played baseball so I didn't know that bad was in the rat what why why would you Cork a bat simply to use in BP to put on a show is what he says I would watch him in batting practice Jack and balls out of the yard well here's a couple other guys Wilton Guerrero of the Dodgers received eight games for a corked bat incident in nineteen ninety seven five thousand Bucks Albert bell had a seven game ban for similar violation in nineteen ninety four Billy Hatcher and eighty seven here we go Craig metals was published in nineteen seventy four for corking his bat with a rubber balls that was the super ball so when he was with the Yankees yes that's that's the Superbowl incident I remembered as a kid it was Craig nettles it was against Detroit maybe that's why I remember it well Graig nettles he was a great hitter to super balls in your bad man you would think baseball's would just just chop off your back all yeah yeah him forever he funded fell like a lie if would be fun to have blood like that the but it's believed that the corked bat can add as much as thirty feet to a drive according to this well that that store Major League Baseball parks is overwhelmingly significant yeah right that's the difference between a long fly ball out and obviously a home run thirty so it's a lot of thought and we determined that that there's been more cheating to Major League Baseball than any other professional sport we couldn't think of another sport where there's been more I did I can't think of one I don't even know how you cheap hockey yeah I do yeah the curve the curve of the stick the card yeah I'll stick there been guys that have been busted for doing that which gives them I guess more I've never skated more velocity under slapshot about football you played in the NFL how to guys cheated football was Stickam consider cheating well I was banned a sticker was banned in nineteen eighty one I believe nineteen eighty I think was the last year you could you stick him so after that point it was supposed to be a legal but guys to think still high I think so I think some guys yeah I think some guys are the ways to get your Jerry rice's said he did a great has probably didn't need it there you go greatest region are of all time yeah house with a cheap football well I mean there there's been steroid usage me that there has been sporadically cheating the chop block did what did that get that become a penalty it's been fairly recently return the chop block within the interior part of the office of line ha yeah that that's been that's been fairly recently but those are all techniques that were banned right that that wouldn't and that's not like corking a bat I mean yes you're right about the U. deflated footballs well that would yeah the patriots I still honestly I don't know what to think about that did you get a significant advantage I mean I don't know is it it wasn't illegal yeah you can't deflate the balls likes to work with the flooded balls excuse me that's going to do for our show Lauer everybody thank you very high def we thank you very much days on his way and to hurry us out for Mandy Connell we are glad that you've joined us thanks to dragon red beard ability grant for Rick Lewis my partner and Kathy Lee of Dave Logan we're back tomorrow at nine AM we'll see you then on KO and no radio at home no.

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Jeter looks set to become No. 2 unanimous pick for Hall of Fame

Atlanta's Morning News

00:21 sec | 2 years ago

Jeter looks set to become No. 2 unanimous pick for Hall of Fame

"Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter's a shoe in for the baseball hall of fame is this year's classes announced today zero players like Sammy Sosa Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds also waiting to see if they're getting a little more attention from voters Curt Schilling is hoping to seal the deal after a steady increase in both ABC's Ryan borough says Jeter could become just the second ever unanimous choice after teammate

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"At him and say okay from age twenty nine to thirty three there was something going on there and when you look at a guy would six hundred nine home runs and I'm gonna read you ninety eight ninety nine two thousand two thousand one sixty six sixty three fifty and sixty four home runs so you looking at what a hundred twenty nine home runs combined with a hundred so it looks right no one fourteen you're looking at about true let's just say two hundred and thirty all of those six hundred nine home runs came in a four year period and that's writing a lot of people look at it and say well it's pretty good plus there was also some other stuff there would Sammy Sosa that I think people believe would kind of hold him back you know it's weird to look at Sammy Sosa right down you see this guy's just but he looked pale looking and stuff like that so I think the voters and a lot of people in baseball looked at them as maybe one trick ponies because they just throw the ball out of the ballpark like just quickly for example here because I know we gotta get CeeLo Barry Bonds in his career and yes it was a longer career than Sammy Sosa right Sammy Sosa drew nine hundred and twenty nine walks Barry Bonds at two thousand five hundred fifty eight and if you were to compare him with someone a little more of a contemporary like Sammy Sosa Jr nine twenty nine and Manny Ramirez had one thousand three hundred and twenty nine walks which is half of bonds but it just goes to show you about I think people look at Manny and say even though we did stuff he was a complete hitter by we get to the weekend what not next let's get updated everything in the world of sports here's Chris suppressed sports flag by Chris what's right regular.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And the last one was a rule that would allow to sport amateurs to sign majorly contracts. Why is this one been brought up because Kyla Murray won the Heisman award at Oklahoma? Was initially drafted by the athletics has a deal there. But anybody drafted in baseball. You automatically get a minor league deal. Not a major league contract now column ROY all of a sudden might go to the NFL draft depending on when he gets drafted there. So this created some controversy there as well. That's not gonna affect a lot of people. No, that's not a lot of stuff. But the reason I brought up because the of Murray stuff, but different in baseball is different. You do need the time in the minor leagues to get adjusted to I major leagues because you hear what these guys talk about. It's one thing to come from college into the pros and training. It takes about half the season. These guys either they make it or they don't write. But in baseball it does take years to develop because they're getting kids in one thousand nine years old. And you look at the difference between the bodies of the kids that they bring in to baseball. And then when they're actually and then this is the post aero era help do that look at socks fan Sheila Jimenez walking around the Lewis Robert walking rear those members of the bears. Robert when he came in Lewis Robert was this string bean kit. He's Jack now now he right? And that's a big big difference. But not like Jack like, and again, there was an era in the ninety s when guys jacked in their heads got paid very bonds as. It was like seven times larger from five years before. Hundred head get bigger that ten year challenge on Instagram. Like if you did that for Barry Bonds during the ROY. Like wasn't even fit the side. Picture. It was it was crazy. I don't think it is. They became monitored. I'm listening for human Sammy Sosa. Sammy Sosa was kid. Right. And then his head first of all it it turned into like vanilla swirl collar, which was weird. I can't wait. Altered. But he, but he became this is I mean steroids cannot be good for you all you learned because all of us in your ears or three times the size. They were before in the homerun derby Sammy Sosas casually hitting like five hundred fifty fifty foot homers. God is great also. Because he's working out all the ball exploded. That's totally normal. And it was cool for a minute. And then everyone was like, wait a minute. The integrity of the game. Thank you. Now, let's check in now with Cam what's coming up at the top of the hour row. Senator Elizabeth Warren apologizing today for any confusion about her ethnicity and WGN traffic.

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

11:49 min | 3 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Of fame lack of movement in the off season. Matt best scourge hopped on campy are here. It is right now on these two thousand thirteen when the writers did not vote in single player. The only inductee is worth through the veterans committee. I think that we're all still reacting to that. Because the last four years they've put so many players in it's hard to keep track. In fact, the most ever in a four year period. Look, you know, when you make a case for a guy, not being fame. It always sounds like you're a hater it always sounds like you're in an arbitration hearing in Europe club executive that doesn't want to pay your star player, even though you respect them and love them in need. So I I don't really broker in that. Maybe that's why I wasn't invited to play with the smart guys yesterday. I used to make an anti case for somebody like Mike Messina for whom there were anti cases made. Or if you dissenters that didn't think Edgar Martinez should be in because he was a D H. I mean, we're still dealing with that kind of rationale. I was a little surprised that Rivera got a perfect ballot. Did he was named on all four hundred and twenty five of them because just to get four hundred twenty five people to to agree on anything is impossible today. If we put Cal Ripken or Griffey or Sieber or players like that in with the unanimous vote, then then how can we do it? Now, I find I find it hard to justify that. But I'm glad that somebody finally got in there as you go vote because now we can stop talking about where do you stand on bonds and Clemens? Softening on both. You know, the longer we get into the PD era, the more complicated, this becomes because at first it was easy to draw your line. It's say anybody who who gave a positive test after the protocols were put in place lost their right to go to Cooperstown. So that's still gave you a chance to think. All right. You know bonds and Clemens whatever they were accused of and by the way, never officially tested positive for that'll happen for the protocols were put in place, they have star clean, but they're going to be coming up that when a foul those procedures after they'd been established and to make it even more complicated. Guys that are likable that we all like Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. Have both been linked to this stuff. Both of those guys were great players in both of them. A well like unlike Manny Ramirez Sammy Sosa who of disappeared who were mercurial at best with fans reporter teammates. Everybody loves Alex and David, and that's what's gonna make it really hard on voters moving forward. And that's why for me, I think you have to just stop being judge jury here. And if it's a player that impacted the game that was considered one of the best when he played for expert of years, whatever your parameters, are you gotta put him in because we can't start picking and choosing. At this point. They're already plenty of guys in there that were PD guys, and we we know the usual suspects the names that come up so moving forward with bonds and Clemens I think it's impossible to keep them out. Johnny Mathis coercion on the I guess one of our favorite guests. And of course, a lot of baseball conversation surrounding yesterday's hall of fame vote. I'm so sick of this thing turning into such a popularity contest. I mean, I stood in the bread SOX clubhouse when they came to AT and T and when they had Manny and Ortiz in Manny Ramirez is a much bigger talent than David Ortiz. And and Manny pain we had Howard Brian on yesterday. He's like, hey, Manny failed to test. There's no chance and yet. He's in my opinion, one of the greatest right handed hitters have ever seen. And I I refused to believe that his greatness was tied to any of these substances. I just don't buy saw him when he was a kid coming up with the Indians. I don't know. Matt doesn't using baseball hurting themselves term by not having transcendent talents like bonds and Clemens and Manny and group them all together. Some people would take Manny out of there. But not having them in. Cooperstown, doesn't it doesn't it isn't there damage done to to the sport and its popularity long-term keeping those guys out. Sure there there there there is Larry, and I would say this to depending on your definition of Hooper's towns, some defined it as a museum that's just meant to commemorate the game the way it was played throughout history and lionised certain players as being rate participants document some feel like it's this. Very high honor that you have to earn with a combination of God, given talent hard work and perfect behavior. What forget about the perfect behavior component because there are plenty of bad guys in the hall of fame. A steroid user he probably isn't as villainous at some of the guys in there who never used PD's. But. When a foul of society some other way. So we gotta stop being judge jury. We get sanctimony us on this topic. And I always go back to the NFL. Julian Edelman gets a PD pop. Sean Maryland of the chargers a number of years ago. Got a PD pop. They get a four game suspension. And the only thing that that is trapped around that conversation as we can't wait Shawne. Merriman back is just not good. It's good defensively. Without forget about that in baseball. When there's a PD pop. Everybody takes offense. And the guy is the guy has a scarlet letter on his chest for the rest of time. Maybe it's because we hold baseball players in higher standard. We hold the sport in higher esteem. Maybe it's one of those kind of strange backhanded compliments to baseball. But I think there's a huge double standard for sports fans who don't care if they're NFL stars use up, but they take offence. When it's baseball player. We're talking with mad fast Curzon from the baseball from the baseball network. Do you believe Matt that all these voters it's impossible not to let personal feelings through? I think a lot of them do a great job. And and the guys that have done this for a long time. And I think my colleague Ken Rosenthal top of the list. They are really good at muting whatever personal feelings they may have for player. They're votes. I do think this though, you know, part of the conversation that's lost with younger voters getting select players. But Cooperstown is that they don't remember what was happening around those players careers. If it's not on the back of the baseball card and on baseball reference dot com. Like, Jerry Sheffield is a guy who gets a lot of run like terrific career Lipik right handed hitter. One of the most feared of the game for a long time has all the accumulation numbers all the all star recognition. He says hall of favor when you look at them on paper. But Gary was a malcontent when he played I don't I don't know that he likes to be referred that way. But coming up with the young Biloxi brewer when he didn't wanna play third base. He admitted the air mailing ball into the stands on that throw. Right. Shortstop law that anecdotal stuff gets lost with the younger voters who are just looking at spreadsheets. You know, when we start judging guys only on numbers were losing something there. It's such a sticky conversation, and I feel bad thinking judge mentally. I'm actually glad I don't have to vote because I'd be one of those guys. Gary back your question. It would have a hard time separating how I feel about a guy and his name players. Let's see I'm setting you up for this question about your friend. Rodriguez were bonds and Clemens pretty much stay out of sight. You don't see them your friend who you work with on Sunday nights? Alex Rodriguez has done a pretty great job of rehabilitating, his image for what that's worth you think he might have an easier time getting in despite his association with with PD. I don't think Alex is going to have an easy time. And I don't think you believe he's going to have an easy time. I think in a candid moment, he would admit that. It's it's important to them that you would love nothing more. And I think a lot of what he's done over the past five years. In terms of the transparency for the mistakes. He's made it has to do with that. You know, he does not want to be remembered as the guy that at a a suspension by the Commissioner's office for this stuff. He wants to be remembered for being a pretty amazing player, which he was again, he is going to be the one name that's gonna be so interesting because if bond and Clemens are in by the time Alex is on ballot. We've got a couple of years, and you got a hard time keeping Alex out, but a boaters continue to push bonds and Clemens aside. Then Alex is going to have a hard time. He is really dependent on those guys getting first. And then I think we saw it up, and we take a look at his, you know, twenty plus your career and say my goodness the guy seven hundred home runs, it's hard to figure out which one of them's were clean and dirty. We gotta be in. And that's how I feel about it. I think they've all got it's interesting. It's like what you do post career does impact this election. And if you don't believe that it's a popularity contest. Look look at the voting around Curt Schilling schilling has made himself somewhat of a polarizing figure with. Political tweeting and this and that and there are people that love him. And there are people that hate him. And then people who liked him as a player who hate him now because of his tweets and his positions, and this and that do you think he's hurt his candidacy with his with his his political activism if you will. Yeah. I do. I think he's the best example of that. Because you know, you just look at his post-season resume. And then you add the longevity and the tiny spent is one of the five or six best starting pitchers in the game. For a long time. He's a hall of Famer the baseball side of Curt Schilling is hall of fame is World Series, performances alone. I think give him a lot of consideration to that. But as you mentioned, Larry, I mean, he has he is if you keep the guy off Twitter, you might be in by now Messina helped him of being a guy with comparable regular season numbers and not even close to the same postseason resume guy like that helps and that's what we have to kind of reevaluate everybody. Now, look the herald Baynes induction by the veterans committee means that we have to look at Dwight Evans now, we how is Dale Murphy. Not in there. I know back to that Kim VP's that's a whole other discussion because when it's not only a guys post playing career that can influence his is odds for. Getting in. Did you retire or spend most of your career with a team? And are you still in good standing with that team? The example, there is Jim rice Jim Ryan took him a number of ballots finally get in and took the Red Sox mobilizing a campaign to support him and push him in front of the voters and it worked Fred McGriff..

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MLB -- Why Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens aren't getting into the Hall of Fame

The Dan Patrick Show

01:32 min | 3 years ago

MLB -- Why Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens aren't getting into the Hall of Fame

"They get in. But I think it's going to be tight. I also find it ironic that the new voters might decide if bonds and Clements get in. So the new voters who didn't cover bonds and Clemens could decide if bonds and Clemens get into the hall of fame, and if they get in a Rod's going to get in we can start to go down the list. I don't know if Andy Pettitte gets in Sammy Sosa gets in five years ago. I thought this would never happen with bonds Clements it felt like with the old guard. They were not going to let them in because they were the keeper of the flame there at the whole of fame the holes doors open to players who will once thought not to even have, you know, even have a chance here in bonds and Clemens they have a chance a very good chance over the next three years. I love the reaction with Mary on a Rivera Seton. If we could play that that. This is the actual phone call. And if you've ever been around Marianna Rivera that he is who he appears to be from a distance. If you're a fan, and you see him, he's as classy as any athlete I've ever been around as nice as anybody I've ever been around. And no ego. Here is the call from the hall for Marian Rivera. Hello. He's big into him. Who is this?

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"sammy sosa" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

11:07 min | 3 years ago

"sammy sosa" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Com. And we'll come up with a poll question. Some people have offered up their condolences opinions on fritzy being sick John handled tweets. Mclovin looks like he's legitimately panicking about fritzy sickness in the back row Hindi. Oh, eight more importantly than fritzy's health house the garage door doing valid question. Yeah. Fritzy, couldn't get his garage door open. We we'll have an update on that coming up. The I team is on this web. And update coming up in about fifteen minutes. W Colby K. Stop making fun of fritzy I'm sick of it. Okay. Not really interested in your health. Janine? Cheat tweets antibacterial won't help wash your hands in warm soapy water every hour for thirty seconds. Take emergenc- every day. Don't touch your face. Good luck. And then go get treated for obsessive compulsive disorder. Mitch williams. The former reliever tweeted us Roger Clements, never proven to view steroids bonds was proven to. So he is out. I would ask Mitch the following. If I said under oath. Do you believe Roger Clemens used steroids? Do you believe Sammy Sosa use steroids? Alex rodriguez. We can go down the list here. And this is the problem. This is what baseball created in. Mitch knows this because the players association the head of the players association, Donald fear told us many many years ago. Five percent were cheating. So you let five percent dictate ninety five percent. Because all of a sudden everybody was guilty. Ben, it's because hey five percent. And then are we going to adequately adequately test to protect the ninety five percent. The so-called ninety five percent. So it became guilt by association. If you played if you've got bigger if you hit a home run opposite field, if you hit one thirty rows deep, you must be user. But baseball created this. You know, they fought the the Commissioner on testing, and what kind of testing, and unfortunately, you had innocent people who were swept up in this. I don't think Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were innocent. I think you look at Clemens when he was in Boston, and they let him go. They let him go for a reason he was on the decline goes to Toronto. And all of a sudden he's found the fountain of youth and also his trainer. Why would his trainer make that up? Wouldn't you go the other way you would protect Clemens? And. I believe the trainer said what he said, you know, you can say, you know, was he slimy because he collected evidence you can say a lot of different things about his trainer. But I don't think he lied about helping Roger with PD's because Roger went to Toronto. Heaves. A completely different pitch came to the Yankees completely different than he was in Boston size-wise completely different bonds Abe is. Built like olive oil. And then all of a sudden, look like Popeye. Yeah. And what he was doing how he was doing. He was doing it at. Godly rate a freakish rate. So I would ask Mitch Williams that Mitch? If I put you under oath and ask you if you think Clements used steroids Mobutu, and the voters have to sort through this, and hopefully we get past this and Mitch if you want to call into the program love to hear from you. But. Sammy Sosa never tested positive. What what was Sammy's vote total? He got about seven and a half percent. But why never tested positive? If we're gonna you know, Raphael, Palmeiro tested positive the end of his career. You know, like if we're going to give bonds credit? Well, you know, he was he was a hall of Famer before he started using well Roffe he'd tested positive at the end of his career. So do we assume that he wasn't using before? No. He was using before do you? Find it weird that bonds and Clemens votes. Go up every year when does cheating, not bother you. How many years to someone someone's cheating, a sport ceased to bother you? Or is it a younger generation voting, and they weren't personally burned by those guys watching the younger generation was entertained by these guys on steroids, and they don't have a problem. Whereas I I always think about Hank Aaron whenever I think about bonds being the all time home run champ. I always think about Hank. Aaron my thoughts always come back to him. You never changed in size. He wasn't hitting tape measure shots. He was just the ideal ballplayer did what he had to do for a long period of time and bonds comes along and all of a sudden gets artificially inflated and becomes the old time homerun champ. And I feel bad for Hank. Aaron not that he needs my sympathy. But Hank Aaron did it the right way. And Barry Bonds did not see this is all this trend is shaping up. So interesting to for a rod. Alex Rodriguez comes up he's going to be. I mean, he might end up being the first one light in. Well, alex. You're you're you could be right Seton Alex's been on this goodwill tour. That's what's going on. Now that's been happening friends with the media part of the media Sunday night. Baseball, Dayton jaylo. He just he seems like a completely different guy than the guy was trying to bring down major league baseball at the end of his career. And I do think that he thinks the goodwill this goodwill tour that he's on is going to get him into the hall of fame. But he might benefit from Clemens in bonds getting bis the own these vote totals here. Even if they don't get him. Mclovin. Poll question here, we'll get some phone calls. Paulie? Here's the poll. Question is a little convoluted. Okay. Okay. Let's say NFL had a similar voting process where you could get a percentage of the vote. If if there was a revolt on these athletes who would get one hundred percent of the vote. I'm a throw of names maybe missing I'm gonna go from nineteen eighty on Tom Brady Joe Montana. Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Lawrence Taylor, Emmett Smith, other who of that list or maybe someone I'm leaving out. Do you believe would get one hundred percent of the vote based on their career Brady still going? But we know he's about most of it in the tank. Well, if baseball writers were voting on this, then Lawrence Taylor, wouldn't off-field apparently. But then, you know, the the football writers factor in off the field, even though they shouldn't. But or they say, they don't, but they do because you know, you had t o who didn't get in first ballot or Michael Irvin. Didn't get in and felt like that that was held against them. Lawrence Taylor's, first, ballot one hundred percent Jerry Rice hundred percent. Peyton one hundred percent that if only one could get in. Jerry rice. I go Jerry Rice would get one hundred percent of the votes. They don't tell you what the voting is in the pro football hall of fame. Do they make Levin because we know it's not unanimous. But I think you have to have a majority gets, you know, they have those rounds where they they go from fifteen to to like, yeah. Yeah. I don't know if they're thirty nine voters if they have a total vote at the end, I think they do I'll double check. I don't know if that's ever made public. But I I'm not everybody's unanimous in that room. But I think it has to go around to do we have enough votes to put in such and such it's way different than baseball. Which is. You haven't ever done baseball have you? It's just they know in a ballot right now. It's baseball writers. Yeah. I've never done that vote. Football one is famous for having arguments and really biased, you know. Well, you get people who. It's like Tom Brady of. Taylor. Jason taylor. He wrote he wrote a letter on behalf of Jason Taylor. That was read in that room. I mean that carries weight with Brady saying how much he appreciated the competition between Jason Taylor in the dolphins. I've also heard that they negotiate their like gimme, Dan Hampton. And I'll give you this guy that kind of thing the local writers, really. That's that's I have no Peter King. Obviously runs ever is what everyone says this forty guys in there and doctors used to be huge factor famously against Tagliabue's going in. I don't think Tagliabue's gets by the way. Where's the Commissioner? Where's Commissioner Goodell? I mean is this a bye week for him as well. But you like what's going on in your sport? Have we had a play on the field that meant this much? And was this controversial? And you have nothing to say. Now, you okay, you might say the following. If he says, something he's going to get criticized if he doesn't say something he's going to get criticized. I just want to hear from the Commissioner in even if you just address it to the saints and say, you don't want we're sorry. And I know that's not good enough. We try to get it. Right. We'll continue to try to get it. Right. There's human element human error involved in this. And we're sorry for that. I felt horrible. When I'm watching this in the end result, and how it's affected something that just says, you're breathing. And let people know this is your sport. You gotta come out and say something now he's going to get in front of the media at the Super Bowl, you'll do his state of the union address. But right now. Do something right now. Get in front of somebody have Tom Rinaldi sit down with you. Have Oprah sit down with somebody sit down with you. Dr Phil sit down with you. I'd say sit down with us. But that's been a long time. He doesn't sit down with us. Got to say something. This is really really big moment for the league. You may be changing rules. He could tell us we're gonna look at this. The competition committee is going to look at this my recommendation is this if he wants to address overtime, which he doesn't he shouldn't or doesn't need to because I wouldn't change over time. But he's got to say I want him in front. I want him. I want to say something. Isn't this classic NFL where they wait to see the reaction and see where it goes. And they let us decide what he's going to say what what does everybody want every wants this? Then they'll make the big announcement that pacifies the biggest amount of people. This is good news. Really? Larry FitzGerald coming back sixteenth.

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