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"shawon dunston" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Rick tittle u-turn broke my heart but I still take you back you hell fine. Thanks for that and welcome back to the show rectal with you coast to coast coming up. In the next cement, we will have the American Ninja Warrior hosts Akbar Baljit Amelia. And that your calls are welcome at one, eight, hundred, eight, seven, eight play. How's your baseball season going? Is it over? Well. More than half the team's season is still going, and in fact, the National League will get underway today. And I will break them games down. Don't worry about it. by the way, we actually have a game going on right now as we speak, they said, we're getting eight games in it is the bottom of the second in Atlanta and be braves and reds no score right now. For as as fan. I was just wondering what team was going to show up and I was expecting a team to show up that. Not Going to be able to perform. You heard me talking with. Charlie New York yesterday who is also as fan we both thought that the white sox are GonNa win this series. And it wasn't so much because he as have no business being with the White Sox as or. At a pretty good year and they won the division and the third year in a row in the playoffs but. For the last three games in a row, the two wildcards, and then this other game they just basically the. Didn't show up. If you WANNA hear a sound from the as it's hard to hear. But if you WANNA hear sound with sound like this Sh. The teams like well, let's go come on baby and then the selection. And, I remember one in the strike season where the first time ever we had two rounds of playoffs. Before the. and. Before the world series I should say and we had. The first half play the second half winner, and so the as play the royals and swept them and the. And the as went to Yankee Stadium. And for the And the as were so intimidated. And that's basically what my teams have been outside of the. Ads Years. And really. Be, honest with you. Except for nineteen, eighty nine. You have to go back to the seventies when the as really were brought the nineteen thousand and nineteen was on a mission and they swept the giants in that earthquake. Laid World Series We know that I was at that or quake game can you call it a game? Not Never happened. Like. Your before that they were the only team that won over one hundred games and they lost to the dodgers in five. The after that they were swept. The Cincinnati reds. They're nasty boys bullpen and all those jackasses. Receivable Jose Reijo Eric Davis. Let's goes on and on. But They don't show up they in Billy Bean's twenty plus years at the helm. One One playoff series and that was against the twinkies at the glad bag then they went on and. got crushed by the Tigers in the American League Championship series. And somebody said is if the as don't lose time to fire Melvin. Now, I don't blame Melvin. Once again, people are like, how can Melvin start a lefty a young kid? Like Lazardo when the white sox were fourteen and elegance left-handers. I still was okay with it but remember Melvin doesn't start these guys. You Really Think Billy Bean and David Force just sit back there. Because I remember the whole thing about when there was going to be an opener. And Bob Hill was told so you having an opener and he goes that's what I hear. If Melvin was picking Liam Hendriks to open the wild card game. Do you think he would have said that's what I heard. Now. But, the thing is the as only gave up I mean, let's start gave up three runs in three innings. So that's a ninety. Are I get it? But actually three and a three and a third. So about eight point one. But? Think about. The. The white sox growing four runs. That's not an insurmountable. It doesn't matter how any of these pitching decisions go if no one hits. Lucas JR Alito had a perfect game into the seventh inning. And Thomas Selah got knock owns it. Other than that the as only showed up. In the eighth inning. Where they? Drill the guy in Laureano did and then they got first and third of the tying run came to the plate and I'm sure white sox fans are going one of looking at here. This is not good. And Don't worry about it the as. It into Jack. And so now. Chris Bassett. Facing the team that drafted him nine years ago he came over with Sam and fatally and Reuben Rahel and Jeff Samardzija to deal. And of course, simeon and asset will be starting that game but. I just when I saw the lineup yesterday. And I saw that pender was the batting eighth. Of course he was over three, I don't. You know it just it left me with a sick feeling I was making fun of the fact that nate or made the roster. Oh Ninety one career batting average. But. I hate not taking advantage of the DA. The DA has to be a slugger. and. If you think about how far Chris Davis has fallen Chris Davis normally would have been batting. Lena or fifth. Maybe even third but. You Take A. Utility guy and like Chad pender, make him D. I understand that in the National League. For those interleague play I remember I went to all seven of those giants two, thousand, two World Series Games and there. Were Shushi Shinjo. And Shawon Dunston. And Sean Dustin Kit. Hit a home run in the world series but. She Yoshi. Shinjo was a punch and judy slap it or And that's not taking advantage of it. They had this big kid. In Fresno, triple eight named Damon Minor, they wouldn't use but that's a national league team like well, what's this thing? We don't really understand it. was. Back in the day. So. The White Sox were not the least bit. Intimidated, they were very loose. And you gotta look if we haven't seen him all year out here Tim Anderson. Who One of the best hitters in baseball? What did he do all? He only went three for four..
"shawon dunston" Discussed on Lance McAlister
"Fifty dollars a fourth any. Barry bonds wasn't even playing. Man Twenty years. That's how much again change. Yeah it really is. Hey, I appreciate the stories Harian Steve Thank you. I covered Let's see cubs cubs giants in the playoffs would have been what eighty nine I was. I covered that series. In fact I did a story on the ball hawkers everybody out beyond the Left Field Wall. Who? Who chased the home run balls and there were a group of professionals and I mean professionals. Their lawn chairs, they had their little TV's battery operated TV's attracting worthy balls were being hit. They had their their fish nets everything. It would be a mad scramble for home run balls out beyond the why did a story on that group but I show you the impact of of those super stations on this my memory as you know. Reds Fan. Mine entire life I can give you the cubs teams of that time was Jody Davis. Ketchup I can hear Kerry Harry, Carey Singing Jody Jody Davis Best Catcher. In the National League Bull Durham at first Leeann Durham they had Rhino Ryan Sambergen Second Shawon Dunston. A Zukas. Penguin Ron say at third the outfield would have been sarge Gary Matthews in left Bob Dernier. Center. Part of the daily double with Ryne Sandberg in what Zone Keith Moreland in right probably in those braves teams that was Dale Murphy and can't Oberkfell and Bruce Benedict or Polka robot Glenn Hubbard and Claude L. Washington Chris Shambles. Rick. Mailer. Guys like that. Phil. Niekro Oh and Ireland I know that because of the power of the super stations at that time. I add one more story than back to the phones I had opportunities around our Christmas specials. When I was in Chicago at TV I interviewed Harry met Harriet a try to remember what the name of the hotel was downtown or may have been in the the building he lived in but we met in the lobby and I did an hour long interview with Harry, just me and Harry sitting. Big chairs was hour long and it was going to run Christmas Eve and I'll never forget at the end of the interview Harry looks at me and he he had a beer is bud and he looked at me and he picked up the beer. Leaned towards the camera and he said, and this Bud's for you just classic Harry Carey and the following year for Christmas special. I had a chance He was no longer doing games, but I had a chance to go up to Jack Brick houses condo. And in his living room record an hour long special with Jack Brickhouse on memories of life and Times. It comes baseball and broadcasting adjust man. Legends Legends..
"shawon dunston" Discussed on Sports Wars
"Thanks for joining me. I Dan thanks for having a pleasure absolutely absolutely appreciate getting into the history here love it. Oh perfect so let's let's start here. Let's start big picture before we dive into specifics. Is the mcgwire Sosa Story. A Happy Story is it a tragic story is a MIS remembered story. If you could use an adjective if you can use an adjective. How would you describe this the entirety of their story. Let me go. I the adjective that I would use his confusing infusing because you know I I followed Mark Maguire around that year and when it was over I thought to myself that's the great the greatest story I've ever covered and so. How am I supposed to feel about it now back in that time time the feeling that you get when you watched Mark Maguire come to home plate with something that doesn't come along much right right in life when your time watching sports. You just never knew what you're going to see and it was really. I watched that guy hit seventeen seventeen home runs and I remember almost all of them. There was something something superhuman about them. I mean maybe now we know why but my point is it was a thrilling story to cover to write to just witness and so now looking back on it knowing what. I know I often ask myself. What am I supposed to do with those thrills drills. What am I supposed to do with those memories. My supposed to reprogram those memories so that they weren't thrills that it was just another day in the life that I was foods that I that I was. I was scammed. I it's very confusing to know what to make of that time. Dan Well I mean I I watched it. From a little different. The perspective I watched the ball go over the fence off the scoreboard and across the street. those guys were really amazing to watch and the word. I would use his paradoxical you know and the because there is something about baseball that we grapple with all the time about time itself often what does it mean and were comparing errors in history and future projections and predictive and that is baseball. It's always been the way to connect time and something happened here. That broke the timeline because it was the first true collision outside of say you know black sox scandal or something where the the authenticity through and through the game questioned to such a degree and so many players were participating in that deception that we didn't know what it meant to the context we lost contacts and at the time yes. I was a little kid. I was always a big fan you know by brother brought me into this phantom of the game and as a major league to be able to come out early to watch batting practice of Mark Maguire was something Di was on spiring and yes as a big leaguer had my questions was always rumors going around about who's cheating and who's doing what so it wasn't that it was not a new question around baseball but it was just to actually see a ball travel as far as it did and created almost another type of paradox. It's time space kind of paradox of. Does that really make sense. Could somebody hit a ball that far and and you know we're all good. We're all big leaguers here. source some. I'm hit a little further but to do it to that degree. was one of those moments and I think Amanda Ramirez coming up in a ball playing against them in him hitting a line drive to right center field and be thinking Centerfield. I could cut it off and watching it hit almost a third of the way up to late tower and going wait a minute you know so there was off aw but as a as a player there was a little bit of a skepticism even in real time but in the Andy sobbed the enthusiasm in it sort of washed over a lot of those doubts where you were able to still enjoy the moment often a certainly more often than not was it surprising at the time or maybe even if you who had been told a few years prior that we're going to have this legendary home run chase chasing after a record and back and forth that these were the two players because at the time you know. Maguire's dealing with injuries. He's traded so says having an uneven career. He's traded a few times. There are other players that seem like whether it's Frank Thomas Mr Ken griffey junior who is involved in this in this chase but does it seem or did it seem unlikely that these were the two to stand out. I don't think it's seen that unlikely in Maguire's case because random moment that he showed up in the big leagues it was obvious that he was going to be one of the great homerun hitters of all time That's what he it was built to do what he felt like. He was born to do again. Now we know more about it but set the all time rookie homerun record in that first first year and then you know when he got to Saint Louis. You could see it coming. You could feel it common ready had the year is last year in Oakland hit fifty two then that year he gets traded to the cardinals. He hit fifty eight combined for those two and nothing about what he did. Give an all of that history was shocking. I think the people in Baseball semi was another story because semi was a good player. He wasn't Babe Ruth and then he was right. Yeah I mean it. You know in the circles we always he's talked about Barry Bonds. I mean I remember playing the giants in spring training and Scottsdale with the cubs and with you know Shawon Dunston or all these legendary cubs players. I kind of grew up watching and watching Barry bonds sick battery prices hit like seven balls in a row on top of the bullpen and everybody remark grace's always that he goes the best player in baseball. He'd say it all the time. There goes the best player in baseball and he just was you know that good now yes of course forces career came into the same questions as these other two but you know if there was someone to kind of go to that level thought bonds would be the more likely guy or a rod or something like that but you know. I played with Sosa and he was you know super talented player did everything on the field. You know exceptionally well could throw could run hit hit for power. He wasn't as a consistent hitter in terms of Even as power was would been flow his streets would have been flow go through these stretches and to once again hit the ball consistently without type trajectory was really tough whereas Maguire's Dave kingman type where anytime he he did the ball at had that kind of trajectory he might strike out a lot so I'd agree with Jason that Maguire seem likely on on the homerun level so so suggests see mike it it went up two notches of more than his typical home run pace it'd be easy to talk about the differences that the contrasting trashing personalities of mcgwire and Sosa with McGuire as an introvert and he's Shire and he's in his head a little bit more and more routine oriented and Sammy Sosas charming. He's extroverted extroverted. He's sprinting out to the outfield but when you think back about what the two had in common to to accomplish what they accomplished and to sort of do what they did in in pulling away from the rest of baseball. What is it that that sort of joining them yeah. I really did enjoy that story to the there. There's like the Yin Yang of greatness you have two different personalities that somehow balanced each other in this moment right this this period of time that was redefined in baseball and for better and for worse right but I played with Sosa in a way that I liked him as a teammate. I thought he was fun. He showed up with energy every day. he was laughing all the time he always had like you know. Kinda cool entourage's and he was a showman he was a showman and and as a as a young player Larrabee as people and that was sometimes mostly funny sometimes a little frustrating but he he was generally just like you know just love the game in a very outward outweigh the way he ran with the fans and the American flag and all these things that was so so that was really how he was in the locker room to you. Just Kinda like house music so then you add McGuire and playing against them. He was very friendly at first.