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Sevilla April Fair - Pre-Covid
"The week. Surrounding the easter holiday are traditionally a big time to celebrate with the family and spain even while spain has to prevent the crowds of pre. Covid times a little longer. By cancelling the big april fair again this year. Let's anticipate how celebrate vs biggest social event of the again next year local guide. Concepcion delgado joined us a few years ago to describe how they normally like to pull out all the stops in her hometown. Concepcion thanks for being here thank you. What does april fair into who've grown up in severe well april her age like the explosion of life. No he's like the explosion of colour c k. Everybody happy and having party. What are you celebrating life. I mean is it a spring thing and there was no. There was a reason why the fibia was started. But it has nothing to do with that anymore. It was a livestock market to improve. The economy of the people were gathering there not clear whores on cows and old that but Because people had to spend a few days while they were selling out older animals they were taking some food and wine along on. Does the only thing that's a revised now actual industrial horse market that had affair with it and now the horse businesses nuts so important in the in the party survives. That's good and lucienne style for a way that all the warring stuff anti-subversion correct now an end lucia do different cities have a professor or is it always the same date in the in the big city. All of them have a fair. But it doesn't need to me in an spring fair anymore. seventy starts severe. Sat which has been celebrating a fairy for longer but the rest of an alluvia adopted that idea of having party in spring or fall and they do a federal. So you can come to on the luthier. From april winds heaviest starts to september up to get to a town. Where a ferry as going on.
Deep Concerns From WHO Over Brazil COVID Deaths
"Brazil's covid. Nineteen ordeal is deeply concerning the un health agency settled friday in an appeal for greater vigilance and new measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Dr margaret harris from the world health organization. Who told journalists. In geneva that the latin american country needed more government support urgently brazilians. Spain suffering terrible losses but the message is again the public health social measures work. You have to apply them now. It is very difficult for people who are living in crowded conditions so they need the support as needed to support at every level to to avoid the crowding avoid the close contact to everyone who is potentially infected needs to be identified says that they can be removed from the healthy the who spokesperson also called for much greater testing for infection. Before repeating the agency's call to follow the example of countries that had ruled out national vaccination programmes averting large numbers of deaths today to brazil has seen the second highest death toll from the corona virus after the united states. More than three hundred and forty thousand deaths latest vaccine data from the. Who shows that. The country has dispensed nearly twenty million sits but the world faces a serious shortfall of vaccines which has left many countries waiting to begin their inoculation campaigns. Talk to harris said
Spain limits AstraZeneca vaccine to 60 years and up
"Spain who's joined other European nations in limiting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns over links to extremely red blood clotting Spain's health minister has announced after meeting with regional health chiefs that authorities would limit shots to those over sixty years old saying all strategy with AstraZeneca is pivoting the decision came after the European medicines agency said it found a possible link between the shock and the red clocks spring was one of the European countries the briefly halted the use of the A. said vaccine last month when the first blood clot scales were notified until now speaking high reserve the FISA by own tech on the maternal vaccines for those over sixty five I'm Charles the last month
EU Life Expectancy Drops Amid Virus Pandemic
"Life expectancy across much of the European Union has dropped as the 27 Nation bloc struggles with the impact of the Corona virus pandemic. EW agency. Euros stopped says following the outbreak of the cove it 19 pandemic last year. Life expectancy at birth fell in the vast majority of the EU member states, adding that the biggest trump was in Spain with the loss of 1.6 years compared with 2019, Bulgaria follows with a loss of 1.5 years on. Then there's Lithuania, Poland and Romania, which also falls of more than one. Denmark and Finland with the only nations to see a rise in life expectancy
EU life expectancy drops across bloc amid virus pandemic
"Life expectancy across much of the European Union has dropped as the twenty seven nation bloc struggles with the impact of the corona virus pandemic E. U. agency Eurostat says following the outbreak of the because the nineteen pandemic loss year life expectancy at birth fill in the false majority of the E. U. member states adding that the biggest drop was in Spain with the loss of one point six years compared with twenty nineteen ball gallery of photos with a loss of one point five years and then this Lithuania Poland and Romania which old school fools but more than one Denmark and Finland with the only nations to see a rise in life expectancy with point one years I'm Charles last month
Dembele Rescues Barcelona
"What a huge wayne football celona round led by one dollars two. Now it moot like this is going to be two points. Trump verona coon site but ballet's ninetieth minute go his boss all three points. Let's just remind you how things stood back. In matchday twenty one athletes were absolutely cruising no problem whatsoever eleven points player of barcelona and real madrid. Let's fast forward now showy to now twenty nine gains played just three points rate up to how gap has been close faster just one point behind it really is quite extraordinary julianne. I'm the wrong is with us as well to reflect on the title race which is now very much on in spain. Joel's massively and how things have changed if you look at the first fourteen games for boston. I six wins four draws and four defeats if you look at the fifteen. After he's fourteen wins and one draw. They've been exceptionally in two thousand and twenty one and even tonight where if the game after the international break. Everybody's tired matiz no on on. This is the first time in twenty two and one way doesn't score find a way to change formation three times and they find where we've who's mandela who's been fantastic as well apart from the first half of the party against peers should have been so clerked for this team so good for them and for him to get the winner as i think he's summarize really want to half of the season that we've seen for so far
The History of Muslim-Controlled Spain
"In the early eighth century the iberian peninsula was populated by the visigoths who are dramatic people who entered and populated the peninsula after the collapse of the roman empire. During the reign of the caliph will lead the first general. Tariq iban ziad lead moore's forces across the mediterranean and landed in gibraltar on april thirtieth in the year seven eleven. This began a seven year campaign. Where the moore's brought most of the iberian peninsula under islamic control the term moore should probably be explained as i've used it here. In several previous episodes there really are no people called. Moore's the term more was used by europeans to describe muslim inhabitants. From north africa included people of different ethnicities including berbers and arabs. The term isn't too dissimilar from the term francs which was used by muslims in the middle east to describe all europeans. The term comes from the roman province of mauritania which is where modern day morocco is located. The current country of that name is not located exactly where the ancient province of mauritania is located. The invasion began a period where muslim rulers controlled at least part of the iberian peninsula for almost eight hundred years the moore's never completely conquered the peninsula however even at its greatest extent just eight years. After the invasion there was still a part of the peninsula that remained under christian control in the far north the kingdom of asturias remained independent and it was never conquered that being said one of the reasons why they had such an easy time is because they gave very generous terms to the people who they did. Conquer one example of this is theodomir the visigoths chief of america. He agreed to terms where he could still continue to be the leader of his people and practice christianity. All they had to do was pay an annual tribute. The entire region of iberian muslim rule was known in arabic as al
Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays
"French. Says he of leon's main stadium opened as a mass vaccination center during easter weekend. An thousand spent the holiday. Lining up for injections hippodromes velodromes are the sites is france tried to speed up shots amid new rush of corona virus cases but as europe celebrated its second day in a row onto the cloud of the pandemic. Some cities put vaccinations on hold during the long holiday weekend. Defying french president emmanuel macron's insistence that renault weekends or days off during vaccination medical workers need a little rest at last says an official with the french city of strasbourg which shutdown vaccination facilities from good friday through easter monday. A public holiday to ensure that residents still had access to potentially lifesaving vaccines strasbourg expanded vaccination hours and administered all of its weekly supply of doses between last monday and thursday spain. Italy and germany faced a similar holiday. Vaccination challenge spaniards lined up for shots on easter sunday in barcelona and other points around the country but madrid vaccinations at local health centers. To give staff a break. The spanish capital continued to give shots at a soccer stadium and a new hospital built to help handle pandemic cases with spain fearing yet another surge of infections like the one now overwhelming french intensive care wards spanish health minister carolina darius had urged regional authorities to keep up thanks nations throughout east a week in the french city of saas sell north of paris working class residents have higher exposure to the virus because many count work remotely in the areas housing projects. Many families have multiple generations living in close quarters language barriers make sorting out vaccination arrangements a challenge for many immigrants
North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Roy Williams retires
"North Carolina coach Roy Williams announced his retirement after 18 seasons coaching the Tar Heels. I feel very fortunate that we've had him for so long, it's such a high level. One of the great coaches in the game of basketball more reaction to the retirement of UNC legend Roy Williams with over 900 wins and three national championships to his name. When asked about why he chose to retire now, Williams said, quote every time somebody asked me how long I was going to go. I'd always say as long as my health allows me to do it, But deep down inside, I knew the only thing that would speed that up. Was if I did not feel that I was any longer the right man for the job. I no longer feel that I'm the right man for the job. Williams went unbeaten in March Madness first round matchups. 29 You know until this year, the first round loss to Wisconsin breaking the streak. Sixers Garden national champion with UNC Danny Greene talked on Keyshawn J. Will and Zubin about his former coach, and what made him so legendary. He's been doing a strong as I've been alive and he's been a legend since then, since before probably I was born and he's a legendary stuff before me and during my time there and after He's one. You know a number of championships, and that's not even that doesn't speak on his success to me what he's done off the court and what he's pledged that school in other schools, eyes helped out in the community there, North Carolina and you know not just there, but many places in the world. So to me, that just speaks legendary. You know, outside the court just many ways you could be, um You know, a legend is many ways. You can be a hero. As many ways you could be a champion and world wins is the definition of all those. Those things even said the in before I was born. ESPN College basketball analyst Jay Billa spoke on Spain and Fitz about who could be a successor to Williams at UNC. I think it'll have to be somebody within the Carolina family. So the first thing you think of his Hubert Davis, who played there for Dean Smith, that has been a system under Roy Williams, the last 89 years. Some like that, and Um, you know, the only the only thing that people would bring up with Hubert is he has not yet been a head coach, but he's played a million years. The MBA there, you know, Roy Williams had never been a head coach when he took over Kansas, so I'm not all hung up on this head Coach thing. I think it's great. I'd rather I'd rather have Ah, someone with head coaching experience that not, But when you got somebody's got his Hubert, I wouldn't hesitate to make that higher. But also that the other one that I think Will be right in the mix of those West Miller, the head coach of UNC Greensboro, He played for Roy Williams on the 05 National championship team as backup guard and he's been an outstanding music, really young head coach. UNC Greensboro, and he's done really well there, but for the last couple of tournaments that were held, and he had a really good team this year with Isaiah Miller is his best player, making the double A. So he's He's another really good option
Will Erling Haaland leave Dortmund?
"We'll kick things off with a look at the spanish papers. We spent most of thursday chasing erling. Holland's father and agent around spain the duo visiting both barcelona and madrid i head of asia potential bidding war this summer course dorfman setting at the transfer fee at eight hundred eighty million euros yawn as with all things erling haaland. I feel compelled to start with you. Does this mean that early holland's from dorman did happen this summer and not next. No it won't ailing hall on team hole on and rioted exactly the same thing. When he left salzburg they started off visiting different clubs barcelona and real madrid at that time when i did this last time. He ended up jaws. Once i guess dortmund knows the drill. They have been talked. They've been told doing so. That is no problem having said that. I think this is a win win. Situation for everybody. We're in the middle of pandemic. They are put forward one hundred and safety of one hundred and eighty million euro and dorfman show last summer with sancho. They stick to their price so i think this is a win win. Check the market. They see it. Is there anybody out there. This pandemic crazy enough to to take our hundred and fifty million euro and if not he will stay indoors anyway but still timing can be discussed decisive game coming up against frankford for doping to be in top four. It's very essential game but now this is normal. This is win win on the funny thing is and i have to give you that one. That is one guy who is always picture that everybody there are photos. Yeah that's ryo la but the other guy is a friend of alpha on helps him on the finances of traveling with him and they think that's royalist to. I'm not sure if that's the best compliment in the world for that. Young from norway are interesting so yang says this doesn't necessarily signal an exit from dormant for
The Surprising Journey of New World Coins To Mughal India
"So spanish. America produces mindful of silver from the fifteen cookies and forties particularly from the fifteen forty s. Silver began to be exported in very large quantities. This came in the form of silver coins. A heavy silver coin got dollars odeon feet from mexico. So if you have mexican reels fate from baru via Peruvian dollars and they all came to spain a several itself From berlin silver gold civilian. That's not jeff hader. He's a professor of medieval and early. Modern history at the center for historical studies at joe har lal now who university in new delhi. He says the silver's johnny did not end in spain. Large quantity of silver flew out of spain so much. So that spin did not remain the biggest beneficiary in your world and it gravitated towards hideous which were highly commercialized. They goods and services. And i would consider mobilier two very important zone toward switch. These coins cry. We dated the mogul empire ruled most of northern india from the early sixteenth to the mid eighteenth century and it was one of the most powerful economies in the world india since ancient times had a gordon extraordinary structure of foreign trade and trade balances india exported commodities mainly textiles spices indigo and salt bitter chicago. Green to the markets in the persian gulf and red sea and beyond that to the mediterranean ain't exchange golden silver came. There was a very high demand and all this started. Driving towards the indian ocean in a favorite bakery an india receive a lion's share of this spanish-american suit
Real Madrid's UCL Chances Without Ramos
"Big news coming out of spain. Circe ammos out for at least four weeks. Which of course means he will miss. The champions league tie against live roy. Jones e. use stevie to talk about how happy you are about this. Well everybody smile. Would you late daniel okay. Let's see the fact that he's not playing as much as hearts. Real madrid is definitely a philip for liverpool. You know when when you step on the failed and you look at the opposition and you see some remorse and the other side the only thing you know as regardless of what you think of him as a player. He's going to make everybody around him better for everybody around the ease and for the coach. You know that he's going all denies things defensively and this case ramos defensively so this is a huge bull to them as i said. Let's a huge full of pool. Of course you take a look at circuit ronald's not playing in champions league ties and inevitably joe's it's not a surprise that makes horrible readings for real madrid fans. The last set matches didn't feature in they only one three losing seven. Is this disastrous. She say now real madrid. Don't have a hope office more than than more than the best defender he's ten. He's the leader of that team. He brings so much more than just defending and of course. There's hope there's always hope because he's a really good squads but we've we've seen without him dot von he's noise best like tvs said he makes people around him better. We know that not true. Who would replace him is obviously knows goods and you can make the point for maybe two behind him for mirrow in front of or you can just imagine all the bearings team being very different.
Happy Monday: England embarks on major easing of lockdown
"England is embarking on a major easing of its latest coronavirus lockdown the came into force at the start of the year under the new easing groups of up to six or two hostels conceptualizing parks and gardens once more well outdoor sports facilities could re open off of the stock stay at home order which is seen in you coronavirus cases full dramatically over the past three months has ended after months of being cooped up at home many overfishing the prospect of being able to enjoy the outdoors sport of choice and right on cue the weather is turning with temperatures rising to levels more akin to southern Spain at this time of year Charles Taylor this month London
The History of Spanish Africa
"I say that there are parts of spain and africa. I'm not trying to be tricky and play with words. I'm not saying that. Spain used to have colonies in africa. Although that's true. I'm also not trying to define the canary islands. Which are part of spain off the coast of africa as being in africa. I mean in the most literal sense possible. That part of spain is in africa. There are two very small spanish cities located on the peninsula which are on the african mainland ordering morocco and malia and their very existence as you probably would expect are due to historical quirks happenstance due to geography. Spain has always had a close relationship with africa finishes based in carthage in. What is today. Tunisia established settlements on the spanish coast. The roman province of hispania was part of a greater empire that included all of north africa. Which bordered the mediterranean after the roman empire fell islamic moors from north africa conquered and controlled spain for over seven hundred years. So there's always been a back and forth between north africa in the peninsula and malia both spanish territories in africa have different yet similar histories despite being about one hundred and thirty miles apart from each other. Sita is located directly across the sea from gibraltar. So if you ever want stump someone asks them. What country lies. Directly south of gibraltar and what country lies. North of gibraltar. answer is the same. Spain is on both ends. Sierra makes the counterpart to gibraltar for the pillars of hercules which the ancient names of the two promontories which guarded the strait of gibraltar. As with most everything in the region it has an ancient history. Carthage martina and numidians all control the area. Before the romans the you me add caliphate controlled it for centuries when the caliphate of cordoba fell in ten thirty one it was then passed between various north african kingdoms with support from various kingdoms in the iberian peninsula.
Spain thwarted in draw with Greece
"A little later on your klinsmann and onto your entire will be joining us to reflect on impressive win for germany. The same word of course comedy usa spain. They manage a one one draw against greece. Well lovely go from murata ten minutes into the second off. they can see a controversial penalties. David do you think it was a pen. mountain as is clear on the ball. Actually these we don't follow through his a and these leg and he's never in does come all but inevitable because of because because of gone back and say test we convert the penalty and it would prove to be the equalizer and that's how it would finish. Spain one greece one Sweden top of the group after beating georgia by one goal to
The Friendliest Countries
"Is a fun episode. I'm not really sure it'll be on your list and guys this is why specifically. I'm gonna ask you to give us your list on instagram at extra packing peanuts. Let us know the from these countries because this is a term that can mean a lot of things with a lot of people and it's very dependent on your specific experiences in those countries right. Because you know everyone's going to have different experiences that was. That's what's fun about traveling. Someone could go to a country. That's there's someone aspect or i didn't. I didn't see this that friendly. It's because you're obviously having your own unique experiences. I have an honorable mention. Okay and i want this be on the list. And but i'm just gonna put on mention and then move on and maybe talk about a little later but australia. It's on my list. It's pretty high at my awesome perfect and then we can get into australia than that. Yeah we'll get into that okay. Cool well then here. We go each have five. We're gonna countdown again. We always tell you we. When we do the list episodes. I don't know how she doesn't know my so. There might be some crossover. I don't know what's on harris or where it is. She doesn't mind so and you always lead it off ladies first number five. My number five is cambodia. And i have to say that. This is because of one person individually the nicest human. We have ever met dr as. I have said this multiple times on other podcasts. that is boondi and there are other people in cambodia who are really nice too but boondi was driver the very first time that we went to cambodia and you know we have since seen him again. When we've been we've connection on social media you know we're facebook friends. He is one of the loveliest people we've ever met in the world and so therefore cambodia has to be on my list. Yeah he's the i will say. This is the nicest person i've met ever traveling. And i debate putting cambodia on the only reason i didn't was because we haven't had that much experience with a lot of other people. They're the people we have have been super friendly so again. This comes down to like. What are you considering. You know this gut reaction again. It was harder for me to make this list i think. Then he'll is the nicest human we have ever met and the gentlest soul. We've ever met and an absolutely phenomenal individual. That many of you listening. If you've been to cambodia and been to see him reap have used him as a driver before based on us recommending him and he is. Everyone has come back and said. Oh my gosh everything you say about plenty is completely true and you probably even under sell like i. I can't believe how nicest guy so if you go to see him reap. We have a post on our website. One extra peanuts take the two minutes to find it. Get his number and e-mail boondi you will be. It's the best two to three minutes you could ever because he will make your experience. Incredible and I can't wait for the day. That we get to see him and his wife and his family again because they are absolutely lovely people My number five. And i'm going to stay in that same region carry on because i put thailand on and i also have talent on my list but yeah we'll talk about it now just different cultures different people but a lot of similarities. Because you're in the same region and you know it's called the land of smiles and we have spent more time in thailand than than most other countries that we've been to and we have more people there just because the way we've traveled through. And you know everyone is just. They're just happy to to be a lot like there's a there's a happiness that permeates that culture where you could have someone who in our is you know is poor and and has job. Maybe we wouldn't want to do or something like that. And he's sitting on a boat cutting up pineapple as we're on a on a little trip out to this island and he's just smiling so big because he's just on a boat cutting pineapple and it's delicious and we're having a good time because reverend good time. This guy's having a good time. So thailand just overarching. -ly deserves its name. The land of smiles. yeah. I definitely agree with that. It's higher on my list. It's number two and every time we've been to thailand which has been quite a few times as trump said. We spent a lot of time there. One full month just in chiang mai meeting type people. They're always so friendly and we went to tie wedding. not uninterested. area was our friends hometown and we didn't know that many people there because it was her family and her friends of her family was huge. Like two hundred plus people. Everybody was so friendly than we actually went out after the wedding with some of her closest friends and it was just such an experience. Yeah we we've met so many wonderful friendly people thailand okay. So thailand's you're number two. But what's your number four my number four co stabby guy So we have been in costa rica now for two and a half months which is one of the longest times we've ever spent in another country. Of course right. I think this is the longest continuous. We've ever been in another country other than when we lived in japan. Yeah i think so and that being said everyone here is really friendly. And we don't wanna leave. I mean the eighty five and sunny and paul has to do with it. But the i mean all that's great but the people as everyone who's traveled knows. Yeah the people make the travel experience what it is and from the day we got here even actually before we got here. I was looking for a babysitter hours in like this. Tamarind facebook group like so many people are sending me. Hey this person that person you know. I was like wow. Everyone seems really really helpful. And then we got here and not only are people helpful. But they're just overly nice and same thing like heff foster her watch in the ocean and we put a thing on that facebook group again and saying. Hey we lost his watch and all these people were tagging this other guy who like two weeks before said he founded apple. Watch wasn't the same one but you know just random strangers are like trying to help us get this. And that's just the strangers. That's not even the amazing people that we've really bond with probably a lot of ex- ex- goes yeah but all the all of the local costa rican people who are called tikos yep. They are so friendly from the guard. Who is at our condo. Who the hell on how who speaks very little english but is so kind and so lovely and is so engaged with our children like it's the point where like of course we're we're walking a lot more leaving we're walking and he says hello you know like pure vida and what's up my friend but then even in the car leaving and he wants to come over to the car and we put the windows down he talks to the kids. The kids pounds. He is just wonderful. And that's just one person mean our nannies. Here are costa rica and they are lovely and so wonderful and having vitus to a birthday party and bring the kids crafts in toys for them to play on just like welcome us into their lives and it's just yet people are great. It's really nice very welcoming community and yet to the point that wit sometimes wakes up in the morning and he goes. Where's on hell is on l. out at the You know out at the entrance. Where the fords. I don't know we'll run out there to go find on l. First thing in the morning. So yeah i i'm with you. Costa rica definitely a magical place. And i think that when it don't look at my most are looking for the audio heather is blatantly. My list is off. The table have looked at his list. And so i followed and wear his vision by number four. I mean i guess at this point rica on your list and you just tell my number four interest. My number four is one. That i'm not sure i was happy to have this on the list. Because i'm not sure. It's going to make your list or nine and this and australia are very similar to me. In the way that the people like to just enjoy life and that is ireland. Okay yeah i know what. That's a good thought. That's a really is not on my list kind of forgot we went. There wasn't the first gut reaction country to be on my list. But when i looked at a map usually you and i will look at a map just to just kind of spur some inspiration and i pulled up the map when i was going through and i was looking at europe like spain. People are pretty nice. Portugal was really cool. Italy annex saw ireland and mike ireland. Yeah like to me some of the experience. We have an ireland per personify friendliness. Like they just want to have a crack right crack meaning a good time so you know irish are known for wanting to just have a good time. There was plenty of nights. We'd be sitting in pubs. Music would start flowing. People were talking like again. There is really open. Friendly and enj- enjoying life
Who Will Be Banned From Cruising When Restarts?
"Unwittingly and very easily added to that crews ban list crews boundless that has got longer due to post pandemic cruising rules. I'm gary bambridge. And i'm going to share with you. The nine ways you can be banned from cruising. Let's start with three new bands that will apply basically because of all the post pandemic cruising rules not having a code. Vaccination will like it or not mean. You're likely to be banned from some. If not eventually all almost cruising although it still evolving your light banned from cruising without a vaccine in the following situations first of all you want to work as crew on the ship or even work as guest speaker entertainer or even talk guide. More lines are making this a condition of employment with royal carribean group norwegian cruise groups. One lennick victory and american steamboat. Already saying that this is going to be the case and other lines are actively discussing it. Secondly if you want to cruise lines that have made a requirement for passes so far that includes at the time of according crystal cruises saga cruises american steamboat and victory cruz. Who have an older passenger profile. No-doubt more cruise lines will follow. Thirdly if you're cruise 'cause on any country that requires a vaccination as a condition of entry. This in my view is inevitable and this is going to become much more widespread in cruising. We're seeing many countries in the european area like greece spain and cyprus there pushing for all of the eu to adopt the rule. They already put in place to allow people in without containing and putting no limits on exploring if you've had a vaccine linked to that irrespective of what happens on vaccines cova. Testing is a key part of the returned crews protocols and looks like it will be that for a while. You will be bad if you test positive before boarding of course but also importantly you will also be banned from cruising if you've been in close contact with anyone testing positive for fourteen days before the crews and that's according to various updated crews contracts that i've read and seen so far another new band has come into place through the return to cruise protocols where lies are building into the cruise terms conditions and contracts. The right that they can ban anyone who breaks any of the new guidelines and rules that are being put in place. You agree to these rules. When you book your cruise you ultimately agree to the cruise contracts so for example in the carribean cruise contract. It now says the following quote this any non-compliance by passenger or members of passengers traveling party with carriers coveting policies and procedures shall be grounds for refusal to board refusal to re board after going ashore. Quarantine onboard the vessel disembarkation reporting to cover mental or health authorities or steps deemed necessary so pretty strong ruling. So if you don't wear masks for example you're not honest in the health. Screenings you wander off the cruise line excursions. Your refused to go and do the onboard temperature checks or testing maintaining social distancing steam to the capacity limited venues staying current cavern of asked to do so. And all those kind of things you will be banned and without compensation so now. Let's look at the six other reasons beyond those new rules. We could find yourself subject to accrues ban. Now you can't be banned for simply the wrong age i will. There are a number of adult only cruise lines which banned travelers that are basically two young which is unusual but true so for example saga cruises requires their passengers to be over. Fifty years of age virgin voyagers required guests to be over eighteen and pino crews has some ships for example in their fleet that early open to of eighteenth and so on secondly lines actually banned people under eighteen or twenty one out of the us and canada travelling without an adult now. There are some exceptions to this. So for example. If you're a couple and your age sixteen eighteen or sixteen to twenty one in the case of the united states are married and could prove it when booking. You're allowed to travel or in fact if you're under eighteen or twenty-one and in the military you're able to travel without an adult is also with noting that most lines banned under eighteen hundred twenty once again in the us from sharing a cab with someone also under those ages and the way you get around. That is the adults. You have to be an adjoining cabin next door or right across the hall lines also banned people under eighteen again under twenty one from the. Us her not traveling with their parents or legal guardian without any sort of written permission and also have been banned from taking part in cruises in the us which are quite the cdc as part of their framework for return of cruising but again. That's kind of a bit of an exception now. Thirdly although it varies a little bit byline many band babies age six months or less for shorter cruises and the sheet increases to twelve months or longer for exotic cruises like transatlantic crossings sending any crews. That has three or more consecutive days. Bands kids twelve months or younger in a really obvious one and not surprisingly if you create trouble act in a dangerous way. Break the law or threaten or abuse a crew. You will also be banned by the line and for life. So for example there have been passes. Who'd been trying to create crazy social media viral shots by doing stupid things like climbing of railings. Climb between cabins. They've been banned for life or carribean australian group. Mass brawl on carnival. They were disembarked and they banned for life passes have even been bad after being caught mugging drugs on the ships and other kinds of tax so basically being bad being causing trouble you will be banned one thing. I haven't been able to find out though is if the lion's share that information and if you're then banned by everyone will just that line. Pregnant women are also on the banned list. Anyone who enters a twenty four weeks of pregnancy during the cruise is also bad and this is because the medical team to have no expertise in pregnancy and childbirth however. The band does not always apply for river cruising. So if you are getting later your pregnancy or we'll be late in your pregnancy and your decrease that could be an option. This of course is because river. Cruise ships are always close to medical care and hospitals. The lines also hold the rights and their contracts to deny boarding and banu if you try and bring a pretty wide range of items on board so that includes recreation drugs guns stun devices knives explosive devices swords or the ultimate could be used as a weapon fireworks drones hover boards balloons and it goes on and on but in practice other than for illegal items like recreational drugs. The lies are more like confiscate them. And hold them until the end of the cruise. But beware backpacking choices particularly recreational drugs. Could have you banned. The cruise lines have pretty few bands or exclusions for medical conditions and they are able to accommodate most with notice although they do say in the contracts. And i'm going to quote this. You must ensure that you are medically and physically fit for travel and that such traveling will not endanger yourself or anyone else so you do need to check before boarding as they may required to do things like higher cookman cabin if you need any own let you travel with all bring a carrot assist you and some also restrict or limit support dogs other than guides visually impaired guests. So it's a bit of a mindful that you need to check around the cruise contracts. Say things again. On a quote this guess affected by a disability or medical condition must be self sufficient or travel with someone you can provide all the necessary assistance. So if you can't do that you will be banned
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"Mike welcome or should i call you. People your can just call me. Mike was weird. Call me don't you dare call me my dungeon from high school with swish e issue. So let's not get into these things which makes a lot more sense but explain people. It's like a fuzzy. Like you walk looking thing. I'd get over there okay. Reach it adds a toy from the eighties. Kinda like beeps and makes a sound. they're not that popular. If you look at just go people toy and you can see what they look like again. This is something. I named myself like years ago. Why as. I did not expect to be answering this question. Twenty years later right. Because is an artist. Moment of artistic reverie or what in my more solid like when you cover. It's is it beeps and so it like when you change the light it beeps. And so there's a sort of interplay between light and sound and the i work that i did looks nothing like the work you see. Now and it was really very like abstract audiovisual tightly sinked audio and video. So that's why i did it. So that that interplay between light and south. I say so you happen to like this toy was it who gave it to so our family actually gave it to my grandma and then and this was an toya head like growing up right. We gave it to her. When i was like ten or so and then somehow i just took it back right like five years later or ten years later and that was that it wasn't light bright or something like that. That would have been a different name for you. So mike winkle. But i'm gonna call you thank you very much. I appreciate it so way before this auction. You're creating digital art and showcasing places like instagram and twitter. That's where you started sharing. This is a project you started. I think it was may two thousand seven. Were you created and post new digital art. Work every day Talk about this effort and why you wanted to do this. Yes so when. I started this out The first one was made. I two thousand seven. I wanted to get better at drawing. And i'd sauna an illustrator out of the uk named tom. Judd who did like a sketch -oday in his sketchbook And he did it for about a year in like. I think i thought that was a cool way. To sort of like you know incrementally improved. And so i started doing a drawing every day And like posting it online again this just on my website and literally. Nobody was seeing it besides my mom and light three friends And so. I did that for like a year and If you look at the christie's actually you can see all of those drawings. In the upper left hand corner there are all sort of like they're in the lower right hand corner is the last of the like five thousand day And so after a year. I learned a lot. It had pushed me to sort of like try a of new techniques and so after that i was like well what if i use that same thing to teach myself a three d program which i didn't know and when i say three d program it's similar to what they make like pixar movies. Yes spain the art telling these software so the software basically has it's it's like a three d world where you can place any sort of objects or build any sort of objects and then you have lights virtual lights that you place and and play some around the people and then you have a virtual camera and you basically shoot a picture of the the people. The way i work now is really almost like i have a huge giant collection of three d models. There's marketplaces where you can buy. There's thousands upon thousands you type in bike. Here's know eight hundred bikes which by deal on and so you can just buy these models and then you can use them and stuff and so i can with one. Click pull those into the scene and then i can sort of pose them. Put them wherever i want. Scale the mob scale them down. It's almost like playing with toys. I've got the biggest bass toy collection. I could break them apart and put you know a new head on a new body on new arms on whatever and then sort of set up these scenes and take a picture of it. And you don't want to compare it to clip art but it is doing a collage online corrective some but in a three d format. Yeah it's like that because again. I'm taking these assets that you know. I had not built sort of putting them together in sort of a bunch of different
"spain" Discussed on When in Spain
"My friends and relatives visit here to not do that. Space on an economic decision which is to make any difference to them because they were never going to property. Anyway if you find exact right property and this is exactly what you need. Don't miss out on ended up. Buying something isn't right and this isn't exactly what you wanted. You know just because you're waiting for the process to go down. That's to me the wrong decision hank about whether you're in it for short medium term or the long term really important think about in terms of value of property. And wha what is going to do. Let's talk about another. How can i put nightmare situation. Possibly brexit for the listeners from the u. k. is brexit something to be worried about for buying in spain. He said the be would people didn't want say i. We've we've done the c word so we might be what news me thinking. I was going to be the not one on this podcast again. It's such an interesting scenario. What i have seen spoken. Nationally and locally are for example by on the head of and lucia and also my own local men is that you know this very simple view that spain didn't offer brexit didn't initiate exit. And they don't once oh hold any animosity was brits. They have a long long relationship with the uk with uk. Taurus and uk investors and. They don't want anything to change as much as possible. Obviously they're still within the eu but the actual the outlook and dave approach that feed into was brits down essentially the same effectively. They are going to help to keep things as normal as possible. And i think they're going to try to estimate. Sure that as little as possible changes you can see. The spanish government is doing as much as they can to minimize the impact or any negative impacts. Brexit has on their relationship with the brits who will come out here as always so comp to spain is as investors other talking about breakdown of the costs of buying a property in spain hidden cost when we watched that tv program. A place in the sun and the like. Oh you can get this lovely little villa for two hundred and fifty thousand euros but you know. They didn't talk about all of the other little hidden costs and taxes and legal fees thing. Could you just break it down for us. In layman's terms. You see the ticket price of our house. What else are you going to have to pay more or less. How much would it be crazy documentary. A few years ago and the document entitled why. It's impossible for you to pay ten percent closing costs when you buy property in spain. Start off by saying the closing costs you. The taxes in additional arm cost that you pay over in about the actual purchase. Price of a property are -standingly high When i arrived here in spain the two thousand six it was fifteen percent. Which is what you would budget. So i always use the simplest of numbers so if you're buying the property for one hundred thousand euros and that was the price of the property.
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"Burger all my god. It has been so cold and snowy madrid. I don't know if any of you guys listeners. Wherever you are around the world have seen the news. But we've had historic snowfall in the spanish capital. Just yesterday i think In less than twenty four hours we had half a meter of snow a couple of feet of snow. And while i've never seen anything like. I never imagined madrids like this and yesterday and katrina took a little walk around the center while our neighborhood latina. I know where people skiing through the streets snowboarding snowmen everywhere just incredible and basically the whole city was completely paralyzed by this snowstorm called philomena and while it basically pedestrian is the whole city madrid. Looked absolutely beautiful with no traffic no cars and they taxes and the buses no nothing and just a white winter wonderland. That madrid was transformed into absolutely amazing. That was yesterday today. It's slowly starting to melt away pretty treacherous outside but blue skies again. If you haven't already go check out all of the photos and videos. I made yesterday of Madrid in this thick snow. And you can do that on. Instagram and facebook. If you'd like to see madrid you've never seen it before seriously absolutely incredible. Go and check out the window in spain instagram. Which is when in. Spain won the handle on instagram. And you can find more photos and videos the winning spain facebook page and facebook group as well and but basically just google went in spain. Podcast and you'll find all of the associated when in spain social media hangouts. I guess you would call them anyway. E- bienvenidos to a new episode of the wedding spain. Podcast.
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"So we've got quite a packed episode this week actually a few things. I'd like to say a few announcements before we get into the episode about Granada Exciting News. I've been dedicating some of my free time to building a website. Something I've never done before and well. I thought it was high time in Spain. Podcast had it own website. So that's what I've been doing from scratch. All my own work went in Spain website which is when Spain podcast DOT com. Of course go and check it out so this is going to be the home for winning Spain on the Internet when in Spain PODCAST DOT com. It's a work in progress and still tinkering with it a little bit but if you head over to the website are put a link in the show notes this episode to say. Just scroll down. Hit the link. We were all of the episodes on the web site available to stream so if you like streaming episodes rather than listening to the manual smartphone the winning Spain podcast dot. Com is a good place to do that all the episodes of that. I've also been putting on their more details show notes and photos which accompany each episode as well and there were a few taps as well as some information about the cast about me about winning. Spain's Madrid Guide which I'm working on on hope to get released in September. That's going to be a winning. Spain's guide to Madrid which is going to be an e book and there's also information the website about how to become a wedding Spain patriot and all that kind of thing and speaking patrons yes. It's that time when I like to say. Thank you to new win Spain patrons and in this episode. I'd like to say a big graph just to new patron David Denny and it also like to say a bit breath yes to a long term when in Spain patron siler right. Kyla who kindly increased her monthly pledge so a big. Thank you to you. David and Sarah really appreciate it. Anyone else would like to support this podcast and the work that I do in putting it together and bringing it to you then you can do so by heading across to the crowd funding website which is called Patriot. And the address. You need is patron dot com forward slash went in Spain? And also you'll find a page all about what in Spain patrons on the new one in Spain website as well so go and check out the website when in Spain podcast dot com the other thing. I'd like to say just before we get into the interview with Marta. Sanchez is a couple of emails. Dropped into the when in Spain. Inbox a few days ago and he really made my day. They are from some of our younger listeners. And what it's really really comforting to know that the podcast is inspiring a new generation of Spain fans and artist. Readouts these emails. Actually I received the first ones from Joshua Joshua Williams. Hi Josh thank you so much for your email really enjoyed reading it. And I'm really really grateful. Josh says Hi. My Name's Josh Williams and I'm writing to say Marceca. Yes for your wonderful. When in Spain podcast and the many hours of informative listening it has brought me. Joining is lockdown. I live in the UK. I've been engaged in building. Patio out back garden. And your podcast has been delightful. Soundtrack to my work is also been an inspiration. I'm currently studying. Jesus Spanish in year ten and hearing about being credible coach of Spain is a great motivator to continue my language learning therefore I'm writing with gratitude and thanks for all the effort you've put into the past and all the best for the future yours sincerely Josh Williams Josh. Thank you so much and I'm really glad that the podcast helps inspire you to keep learning Spanish. We all know that language learning can be a tough at times. So I'm really really happy that you enjoy the podcast and also that Motivating you to keep going with your Spanish for those listeners. Who An actual what. Jesus Spanish is and what year ten is well in the UK education system that Jesus GPS's our exams you study for between the ages of thirteen and sixteen and you take your final. He exams usually when you're about sixteen and year ten Josh. I'm guessing your about fourteen. Maybe fifteen years old so they go. That's fantastic. Thank you Josh. For getting in touch with the and hope you keep listening and keep enjoying the show and in the very same vein. I also received an email from another younger listener. Grace Keeling thank you to you for getting in touch also grey says. I hope you're well and staying safe. During these uncertain times I recently stumbled upon your podcast as I wanted something to listen to whilst I on my walks and runs in lockdown now ever-more frequent to pass the time and I'm so glad I did. I study a-level Spanish and did it at GNC and this podcast has been so interesting and helpful. I've even done some class presentations inspired by the topics you cover in the podcast. It Super Approachable. Yet so intriguing. I've really enjoyed working my way through the episodes. I've recommended it to my class and my teacher loves it now too. I just wanted to say massive. Thank you but also show my appreciation. Please keep doing what you're doing. Thank without asked logo. Grace Grace. Thank you so much. I'm well I'm blown away. I'm really really tough. To The you've drawn inspiration for your class presentations from the podcast episodes. That's fantastic thank you so much for sharing it with your classmates and your teacher as well again the listeners grace's from the UK and she's studying a-levels Spanish and a levels courses that we study when we were a little bit older than Josh. From sixteen to eighteen. So they're not the pre university courses. So I'm guessing grace your between sixteen and eighteen years old again. I really hope that you keep working at your Spanish language and continue to keep taking it to the next level. I don't know maybe you're going to study Spanish at university. Keep US posted. I really appreciate you both getting in touch. And what keep listening and keep enjoying. Let's get into the episode and the interview with Martha everything you need to know about. This must visit Spanish city Granada. Here's Marta Sanchez. From Granada..
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"Think believe flower pots of vibrant geranium flowers if every color imaginable whitewashed houses the scent of Orange Blossom drifting through the streets tranquil Patios and they're trickling fountains helping to transport us. There is my special guest for this episode. Yes she's been on the show before a friend of the PODCAST. Spain travel consultant Karen Rosenbloom. Now Karen had a tour organized of the Patio Festival down in. Cordoba happens every year. Sadly of course. That hasn't happened. This edgy to the current situation. Which we don't really need to go into. We all know what I'm talking about. So what Karen decided to do was create a special week long event in her wonderful facebook community called Travel Spain where she's been holding her own. Patio Festival Patio. Competition people have been selling in their photos and Karen's been running lots of other events activities in her travel. Spain facebook own related to Cordoba. She's been trying to take us there. Virtually so we thought what better way to take you guys the listeners and indeed. Karen's facebook community to Korver them. Make poke cast all about Cordoba. And the patio competition so stay tuned. That's what we decided to do. We're recreating a wonder around Cordoba. It's narrow streets and we're going to be following one of the patio routes around the city and we're GONNA be stopping off poking our heads through the doors into these beautiful courtyards. And what also be covering if you must see sites of Cordoba.
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"But I wouldn't do that talking to Tim Kirkman at Spain and fit Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz won't wanna get of course, to the other people who were inducted, but looking at the very small relatively percentage for bonds, you know, to to to go up, and and what we've said before about how much you need to. Increase year by year in order to make it feel like there's a likelihood you're getting in does this sort of tell you that without a total sea change in public opinion over the next three years. Those guys aren't getting in the that's what I see from today. Now, things can change cheap mind. Edgar Martinez started at twenty five percent and ended at eighty five percent. So you can make push. But there's no baggage with Edgar like there are like there is what those other steroid guys. So in the end, it's a very tricky situation. But to make up sixteen percent of the vote in three years is very hard to do. And there is still a large faction of voters who say if you have a connection to PD's, no matter who you are. You're not getting so Tim when you look at this hall of fame class aside for Mariano getting one hundred percent of the vote. What else stands out to your mind that history will remember to make this particular class special? Well, Mike Messina should have been in his first year eligible for me pitches entire career in steroid era. He pitches entire career the American. League East a D H league. He pitched two-thirds of his games that tiny little ballpark in Baltimore and still one to seventy games with a winning percentage that only ten guys have ever matched with that many wins. That's how great he was one of the smartest players have been around and ROY halladay to go in on the first ballot. I thought was wonderful again over two hundred wins with a winning percentage that high like ten other guys have done that also and one of the great BULLDOGS ever. I wrote the story it's on dot com now, but they were gonna take him out of the game after eight innings, and no one takes ROY halladay out because he wants to finish and nobody wants to finish anymore. But he did so Charlie manual and rich dooby the pitching coach and the manager had their hands out to shake his hand and say, thanks for a great eight innings. We're going to bring Brad lidge in and Halliday walks. Right by them does not even acknowledge that. They're they're not one word said, there's no confrontation. There is not an argument and. Rich dooby looked at Charlie. It's a well. I'm not taking about. I'm not taking them out. So they let him pitch the ninth because they had so much respect. That's who ROY halladay was Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz at Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio talking Tim Kirk about the latest hall of fame class..
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"Line. It's Alex bregman you in Cleveland? Houston in Cleveland gave us basically seven game series threw out this season. You guys want it for three. How much does a matchup with another team that you've seen seven times during the season? How much does that change when you get to the postseason. The changes a lot. Honestly, they didn't. We won for two three and that series. And I don't know if I if I remember correctly, I don't think Justin Verlander pitch one of those games. So I think that for, for example, is gonna be a big difference for us. I think I think we did get to face each other, get to see kind of where each other teams were Abba. We played early on in the year and we weren't really clicking yet. And I think right about now is the time that this team starts to start. Click starts to turn it on and plays our best baseball in October. Realistically, I know it sounds cliche, but last year you guys went through this new master play baseball. How much does that help you this year when you go into it. I think it helps a lot. Now we, we do have a slightly different team, and I think it's actually a a little bit improved to be honest with you. We made some huge additions down the stretch with Presley on a sooner bullpen. We made we traded for Garrett Cole. So I think I think we have about this complete a pitching staff as you'll see in the game of baseball. And then offensively I think, is where we learn the most from our postseason run last year. I think I think the guys that that were in that offense that are still in the offense learnt so much of the difference between regular season abets and postseason bats. And I think we'll be able to apply that that into this year series Friday, it's going to be kluber the Verlinden the postseason actually starts tonight. How much do you pay attention to what's going on in other series other than you own? I'll pay attention to the American League. I mean, I'll watch the game tonight because we're not playing, but I'm I mostly just pay attention. The American League. See, see how teams are doing. But I I, if I had to make a prediction, I would. I would predict that we would be playing. The Milwaukee Brewers in the World Series this year. Until this very. McCain, Nicole's of cubs fans. So now she is very, very mad. Hey, Alex, you're doing great stuff on the field, but more importantly, you're doing amazing things off the field being a part of this. We really appreciate your time. Thanks for all that you do and best of luck throughout the playoffs. Thanks for having me on guys and everybody. Go ahead and tweet out that hashtag HR for HR..
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"Now by speaking Astros, third baseman, Alex bregman, Alex, thanks for joining us. Mantilla mobile is bringing back home runs for hurricane recovery, five thousand bucks for every home run hit in the playoffs. Plus one dollar for every post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag HR for HR they pick the right guy to rep this Alex. What makes this 'cause close to you buddy? Well, last year we saw firsthand here in Houston with the hurricane and everyone that was affected, and we saw how we were able to kind of raise the city up when it was going through some tough times. So since then for about the last year partner of t. mobile and team Rubicon and able to try to help out in any way we can with with hurricane relief. And t mobile is done on believable job with home, runs for hurricane relief. And hopefully this year we can hit some home runs and raise more money to help these families that were affected. Well, obviously you've gone hot and help that. 'cause in Ben helping the cause for the Astros throughout the month of October, what's really been the key for you? Well, I think I think just really being on being on this team with the the great teammates that I have been able to pick out to as brain craze brain. And you know when when when this offense gets role in you wanna keep up and it's fun. And hopefully while I know for a fact that we're back back to full strength now everyone's healthy and it's going to be a fun run. Hopefully eleven more wins to are are back to back World Series championships fall in the AL MVP conversation. I don't know as actually the first time I've been asked that trying on on on record, so I don't know, depends on depends on what you look at. Definitely say Mookie Betts, believable year, Mike trout, an unbelievable year. So somewhere in there with those two. Well, I think we should just lobby for you. I mean, it's tumble of you, Alex, the humility. I, I want to get back to something. You mentioned though. When you talked about this, 'cause for you and what Houston sort of went through last year. It caught the nation's attention with you guys going through that run when Houston was going through so much for this year. Obviously, you know that the reasons he bias of that, it just it's not as prevalent in everyone's mind. So how do you sort of recapture that level of emotion going into this playoff often hotel you? One thing. We one hundred and three games this year. So we were able to secure home-field home field advantage for the first round and. I promise you when when when the guy's not clubhouse feel the electricity of our fans in the stands on on game one when Verlinden takes on kluber, I think I think we're well. We'll feel right back at home where where we, where we feel very comfortable in the postseason and in that atmosphere and we'll, we'll remember Houston strong for sure. Seeing teams that when the World Series one year sort of have the the World Series hangover the next year you guys you one hundred and three games, but you still had to sort of got it out and fight it out with Oakland. There was the points in August where you guys had that ten game stretch. We lost eight including two of three to Oakland during that time. What did you guys learn about yourselves at the team. I'll tell you this team. We we. We did have a World Series hangover. We we only one hundred three games. I think we're capable of winning one hundred twenty one hundred twenty five to be honest with you. If with that's how that's how confident we are in in in this team when we're pulse strength and well, two, they went down. Correa went down, Springer went down and and we we managed to win a hundred and three games. So the Oakland Athletics, they had a, they had a magical run at a division title, but they they got, they got a tough one with the Yankees coming up. So I think I think our division is is ours for the fertile for the future. And I think we're gonna. We're gonna own LS for awhile. ESPN radio, Jason, Fitz, Nicole, Briscoe in for Sarah, Spain, and you're listening to the Astros third baseman on the shell Pennzoil performance.
"spain" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Twitter feed at Spain and Fitz at Chason fits at Rb underscore m. r. s to get to Nicole and look part of the conversation that everybody wants to have right now has to do with the buccaneers coming down to earth. Last night. Ryan Fitzpatrick was Fitch tragic in the first half tried to bring the magic back late. You like the Fitch, tragic line, you thank you very much it. It was not pretty and then in the end. But in the end we all thought there was going to be some magical way that he could pull it off. It doesn't happen. The bucks lose the game. And now we get into the curious window because they've told us the organization said, hey. We know who starting, but we're not saying anything, and we're all trying to speculate on whether it'll be James Winston back from his suspension that comes in and starts or whether you leave Fitzpatrick in so Nicole, where you on this one, why would you start gave us Winston? I mean, legitimately, why would you start? It's not like you're bringing back. I realized he was your number one pick a couple years ago, but it's not like you're bringing back Jay miss Winston that has the skill set and the consistency of a Tom Brady or an Aaron Rodgers, or drew Brees, or even an Alex Smith or Kirk with a k. cousins. Right? You're bringing back the guy who's been up and down at best the last three years. And he hasn't been with your team since the last game of the preseason. And he's really like, you're going to go away from the guy who's been doing really good things for you. Yes, they didn't win last night, but the first three weeks come on. It's magic. Well, I have James Winston, so there's that, oh, well, I mean, okay. That's fair. That's a fair point. I, I think there is sort of a curve though, right? You have to think about the fact that he's been away from the game. The fact that James is somebody who realistically has struggled with accuracy at times in his in his career, comes back to the game after being away from it for three weeks, he hasn't thrown any passes to any of the guys that are out there. He hasn't had any practice time practice time is limited as it is when you get into the regular season. So he's been out of the rhythm of everything and he's gonna be taking on a bears defense that frankly is great. So do you really wanna put James Winston in a position where a rusty James that has to be picked up off the ground all night by Khalil Mack all day by Khalil Mack? I wouldn't. I wouldn't No, know. no, I just I, it doesn't. It doesn't make sense to me. You stick with the guy who's at least been? Yes. Yesterday was a little ugly, particularly in the first half with all of the interceptions. But Fitzpatrick I, I really struggle getting Fitzpatrick out because it just wants to come outfits magic. But he's, he's been the guy for the first three weeks of this season that let me numbers were there and he has. He has a good chemistry there with the receivers, and I just it. It may not be the hottest hand because they didn't win last night, but ride the hot hand. And I think that the writing is a little bit on the wall in Tampa. There mean I feel a little bit like they're prepared to make a break from Jamie's. I mean, where's where's the sign? 'age if you're down in Tampa and you're looking at the stadium, where's the sign? It's not there. That's an interesting point because you're right..
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"So this seems to be stemming from some doubt that he is injured. Is this a I Leonard team meeting situation where guys think he should be out there and that he's. Making this up. I mean, I know our own Jesse Rogers who covers the cubs, says, an MRI hasn't showed anything's and even Darvish admitted today. And one of his better interviews that he's kind of a mystery to him what he's feeling and why you still hurting. I, it surprises me that this cubs team would question his desire to be out there. I've been part of the their series, the Darvish on the whole to the cubs clubhouse is still a mystery. They don't know him really well. He signs his big money deal, and you expect him to go out and produce on the mound. And that hasn't happened. And, and this is what happens every time, any athlete signs a huge contract and doesn't initially live up to experts. Asians, guys start to go. All right. Is this guy for real, but as far as the personal attacks or personal questions about his health, I'm sure that the cubs players are still trying to figure out all right. How well do we know this guy and and is it something that that we can even talk to him about at this point? So such frustration is felt within. In the fan base for certain the differences. The Rick Sutcliffe still talked to plenty of people within the organization on a regular basis and has a much closer relationship with those people than most analysts would throughout the game. Yeah, we, of course, you know, have to wonder if he's got a the year of somebody who, or I guess that they that, that he's the one listening to somebody in the cubs organization, whether that's a teammate or a manager or a front office, who's just frustrated with the whole situation. And you mentioned that when you've got a deal as big as the one Darvish God, there's going to be so much more of a spotlight on you to produce the. That's that's just part of the business. And there's been a, it's been a rocky road since the beginning with Darvish teammates saying that you Darvish feels like Chicago fans hate him because of social media people absolutely attacking him with every bad outing and then the flu Darvish when people made fun of him for being ill. So it has been a rocky road and certainly commentary from Sutcliffe not going to make him feel any better. Here's a little bit more of what Rick said on Waddle and Silvy when you feel pain after one page, why? Why do you continue to throw it? Just honestly sounds like more of the same to me. I I don't. I don't expect anything out of end this year. I really don't. You know the the plan was I talked with pitching coach, Jim Hickey earlier today. The plan was for Darvish to go down there supposed to throw thirty pitches on the side. Yeah, it's. It's a interesting conundrum for the cubs and Nick. I never want to question a guy's heart, and so that's what makes this tough for me. I'm I, I would love there to be a little bit more information about what's going on in Chicago. And of course hamels arriving. Maybe we'll help old teammates..
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"Darvish you've, of course heard about the a. rod comments. Well, these take it another level get into that next Spain and fits. We were just talking to Jerry Crasnick about about all the moves at the trade deadline comes. Got a little jump on the deadline by adding Cole hamels. And of course that's slightly offsetting the acquisition of you Darvish that has not yet panned out for the cubs injuries, plaguing his season and just not not good pitching when he is available and Nick, we all have have heard about a rod, making some comments on Sunday night baseball about you Darvish they, they were showing shots of Darvish rehabbing an hanging out in the cubs dugout and Rodriguez kinda said he should be in Mesa. He should be working out a somewhere else. He's a distraction. And when you've got a guy, that's got a big money deal like that, and he's hanging out in the training room and watching video and hanging out in the dugout. He's a distraction. He should instead be in Arizona getting treated, even though it's perfectly fine within his contract to be getting treatment and working in Chicago. Ago, so era a pretty critical of you Darvish and sort of hinting at it being a guy who has lost respect in the clubhouse because of his decisions during this rehab and you Darvish agent coming out and kind of attacking a rod saying, he's not a guy who should be talking about it. He certainly is a guy who knows about losing respect in a clubhouse, right, Nick. But what do you make first of all before we get to Rick Sutcliffe piling on of the kind of interaction between a rotten and use agent, sir. This is what happens in the world of sports when your client is being attacked on a public national level in it. And when you're making a ton of money when you're making a ton of money and you're not living up to that contractor. And the other key part to this is in in this goes back to two last week as well. Tim, Kirk, John, our colleague here at ESPN. He made similar comments on the Waddle and Silvy program on ESPN. One thousand here in Chicago, basically saying that this is becoming more of a distraction within the clubhouse and players while they're not making their feelings public on that, you know, people are starting to look around and go, all right. What are we going to get from this guy? Or are we going to get anything from this guy to begin with? So when you start to hear those rumblings and then a rod. Obviously talked to whomever he spoke to in the cubs clubhouse and and made his feelings public on it as well. When you start to hear that everything blows up to a higher level and that's where we are now in this kind of standoff, between some in the media, you Darvish Darvish his agent in his production or lack thereof on the field. Well, we, we heard the reaction to a rod, not as many reacting to Rick Sutcliffe because his commentary mostly locally here in Chicago. I say here even though I'm in LA right now, but you know what I mean? And let's listen to a little of what Rick Sutcliffe who is a part of the cubs in sort of an ambassador role. Is that right? He's working with them in an ambassador said to Waddle and Silvy on ESPN one thousand. Feel pain in there, but I know that the cubs have done everything they possibly can. They've looked at that in every single way possible. I know that they they had the physical before they signed him. There's just a lot of things that go into that too. Where in my mind right now, the signing of Cole hamels is we're not even counting on Darsch he, you know, he go ahead and he can go home right now. We, we, we know what we've gotta do. We don't count on him for anything over the course of this year. I don't know. Maybe you can come back and and pitch out of the bullpen late in the year. I just don't know any of that. Yeah. So he he kind of, you know, not particularly invested in believing in what Darvish has to offer. I'm just kind of fascinated for Dell because I never liked criticism of guys for injury. You can't prevent that..
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"This feels like a team that has done everything at every step of the way to make themselves have a better chance to get through that final game of the year and come out on top. What do you make the move they made today? Yeah, you know, it's funny because I was in touch with the dodgers person when the Machado thing was going on, and I remember saying, hey, if you don't get Machado, would Bryant dosier be sort of a good plan b, you know, a guy who could go off in the last two months and it's sixteen home runs, and the person said, yeah, you know, that might be something that if we don't get Manny, you know, could be a fallback well, who would know, but they want up getting both of them. You know, which to me is a pretty big coup. I mean, obviously you'd like to get an impact starting pitcher, but there just weren't any of them out there so for Chris Archer. And so to get a second. Basement of Doges caliber Amini Machado who is having a huge impact on their, you know, mentally there and and just the product they put out and the lineup they put out and you know, actually the veteran guy, you put him in the National League West and those bigger parks. He's gonna help. He's not a huge impact guy, but hell help eat some inning. So on a good trade down the line result all around for inner Friedman in his group in Los Angeles, jury, aside from the flurry of moves, at the end of today's tread line trade deadline, the big news in the last twenty four hours was the Astros decision to to trade for Roberto. As soon as you talk to people around the rest of major league baseball. What are their feelings after the Astros front office statement about zero tolerance for domestic abuse in trying to give people a second chance in the process? You know, I think. Pharrell mayors from other teams. Probably think you know what better them than us. I mean, it's just this is a headache. Nobody wants. And this is a clubhouse that you know, you could drive a wedge in that clubhouse your fan base. I just think that Jeff Luneau had to think this thing through long and hard before he did it and he seemed comfortable with it. But boy, a lot of other people, darling. And you know, I was in that group that thought, hey, you know, they, if they needed a closer go on and get Zack Brenton. I mean, the guy is a model citizen, you know, he's, he's been through the wars. He's he, he could be closer for you. You know, they wound up getting Ryan Presley who's a nice arm, but this to me is just one of those things where, boy, you're a winning team and I, it's just a huge issue. I mean, he's gonna have to go before a clubhouse of guys. Some of whom like Justin Burland have been very outspoken about domestic violence, and you know he, he's gonna meet with a tough. Crowd. So I'm not really sure if Jeff moon out, forget out all the internal clubhouse dynamics, but it's going to hit them in the face pretty soon pretty hard different than some of the other times we've seen this too is that that trial is ongoing murders, still information that could be revealed in that trial and punishment. That could be levied criminally. So it'll be a, it'll be fascinating to see how that goes and affects the team that's coming off World Series win. Hey, thanks so much for your time. Jerry really appreciate it. Thank you guys. Have a good night. Jerry Krasniqi SPN MLB insider with all the goodies on the MLB trade line while also talked to Jenny Dow creature little later in the show with her insight on what's going on inside that clubhouse for the Astros as they react to the trade coming up next Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. While I, you can get triple action protection for optimal engine performance with shell v power, nitro plus premium gasoline, and then coming up next Sutcliffe, Rick Sutcliffe going off about you..
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"Performance line where Jerry Crasnick ESPN MLB insider joins us after a frenzy of activity at the trade deadline and Jerry. Let's let's talk about the moves today of all of the moves that you saw go down just before the deadline, which impressed you the most or do you think will affect a team's chances? The most. Well, you there? Yes. Oh, sorry. I'm well the one I think that I was surprised the most by think was the pirates picking up Chris Archer, you know, he's a guy who just such an interesting case because he's been the face of Tampa Bay and his alarm contract. He's not a guy who's going to be a free agent this winter. He's, he signed for two thousand through two thousand twenty one at very reasonable price. So you know, I don't know how much of an impact it's going to have immediately, but for them to trade away, Austin meadows and Tyler glass. Now too big prospects and meadows is still a kid that people expect really big things of to get Chris Archer to be the face of their franchise. For the next few years, I thought was the boldest move of of all of them. We saw, obviously, Atlanta picking up Kevin Godsman from Baltimore late and Milwaukee picking up Jonathan scope, sorta picking through their character of that. What remains of that Orioles roster? Pretty impact moved to Jerry. We know the moves that were made. The biggest move that wasn't made was Bryce Harper stain in DC with the nationals. There were some rumors about whether he was on the block or not. And Mike Rizzo comes out and says he staying here, do the national still believe strongly that that they can keep Harper for the long haul after this winter. Well, I'm not entirely sure about that. I do think that the sense though is look, they're six or seven out, you know, behind Philly in Atlanta, too young teams. And I think the chances of them keeping him probably better if they keep him and he has a big couple of final month leaves them to the postseason they make a run. I mean, that would be a feel good story at the end. I think dump them now and and pretty much give up on the race is not the kind of signal that Mike Rizzo ever likes to send. I mean, he's Syria, you know him, I think, right, he's he's Chicago guy. He's a, he's gonna fight till his last breath and you know. So I just don't think that was ever real serious consideration even though people mentioned Harper rumors. And finally, he just felt compelled to come up this morning and squash out stuff because we're starting to get out of hand a little bit. So you know, I just think they, they just need him to start playing better and get this free agency out of his head and and give Philly. And Atlanta better remnant given them because they've been a huge disappointment. So far rizzo's last breath with the NATs might come sooner if he keeps trying to fight through situations that don't seem to have a reasonable end successful. And I guess so I, it's interesting at one point I was one hundred percent against the Harper traded nam very concerned. They're gonna lose him for nothing and look back on. Well, yeah. I mean, look you. The thing is whoever gives them the biggest stuck Scott Boerse's agent and whoever's gonna you know, pony up and give them the biggest contract is gonna get them probably. So there is much of a team in the mix for that as anybody, and you know, they can always get a draft pick if they, you know, from a qualifying offer, and he goes somewhere else. But I honestly don't think that re-signing him really makes a whole heck of a lot of difference whether he's there or not. You know, in the winter once the money starts flying, the teams that are willing to pay the teams that are going to get these guys. Jerry Crasnick ESP. MLB insider on the shell Pennzoil performance. Let's talk about the dodgers obviously the Machado edition a while back and now they go out and get Brian dosier and John expert..
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"But I understand there are a lot of people and Ramona. Makes it very good point. You don't wanna doubt LeBron James look at what he's been able to do the last seven or eight years, but guess what the Golden State Warriors were not in the Eastern Conference, and the Golden State Warriors aren't going anywhere anytime. Soon on top of the fact that the Houston Rockets still feel like they have a legit claim that if Chris Paul doesn't get hurt that they would have been in the finals this season and they can still do better. They feel this year than they did a year ago. So I know that everybody wants to believe that LeBron can take whoever is around him and make them significantly better. And as a group, they can get to the next phase which would be the finals yet. Again, that's not gonna happen this year. The Lakers aren't good enough and certainly not in a conference that has one of the best teams we've seen in NBA history in the warriors with all their guys still in there. On Nick Fidel filling in for fits that Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio, the espionage and Sirius XM channel eighty. While I set up the question and I'll give you the answer of what he said to to Rachel Nichols about spending another year in quote, unquote, his prime building a team with the Lakers and one of the one of the things he said, I found interesting. He said, I don't even look at it like that because I don't feel like this is one of the last years of my prime. I think that's another statistic number and I've always been part of beating the odds in life being around my kids allow it gives me even more and more time in my youth. So he starts out and then he gets into, I don't think this is rebuilding. We've got an opportunity to something blah, blah, blah. But. Listen being around your kids may make you feel young. It doesn't make you NBA young, right? There's a big difference between I'm light hearted and then watch Dora the explorer and topics role, and I can get my entire body off the ground and dunk on fools anymore. You know what I mean? Like he in some of his answers surrounding this Lakers team, whether it's the compatibility of all the island of misfit toys guys, there signing to their ability to win a championship to how young you feel. He's reaching a lot and I don't blame him. He's got to find answers, but some of them are suspect. So we're going to look back on this year with LeBron moving to the Lakers with the roster they built around him in this is going to be the year where reality hits him harder than it has in a long time and hit him with that west conference. That's what's going to hit them. Right? It's Redel for Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio coming up. Next, we'll talk to Jerry Crasnick about all the big moves at MLB, trade deadline, Spain, and Fitz. Welcome back to Spain. And Fitz Nick frito filling in for fits with me. Sarah Spain. We are presented by progressive insurance. Let's it out to the shell Pennzoil.
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"But I guess the question. Nick is, do we view LeBron's prime the same way as everyone else? Because we always argue, father time is undefeated, are we making up new rules for the Tom Brady's and the LeBron James the world, or are we going to find that his expectations for his own body might be off when things finally start to slow down, he might be making career decisions based on a time line that isn't gonna play out, Sarah, and this is actually a topic I've talked to LeBron about as well in the last few months and that he feels like he can change that clocked that every athlete, in this case, every professional basketball player has he thinks he can bridge it so that he can get multiple max contracts. In this case, a different mex- contract at what will be h thirty four than anybody else has ever seen because he can still pointed this high of a level and that's great. And it's great to have that kind of confidence, but. But he will not be good enough for that long at this level in won't be much different than what we've seen from anybody in the past. I understand how unbelievable he is, but LeBron James is still human in to your point at some point in the near future to me, he's going to have to realize that he can't do everything that we're so used to seeing him do over time the Lakers. And that's why there's so much pushback on this roster. The roster surrounding LeBron to start this season just is not good enough, and this is part of what Rachel get into. And I, I give her a ton of credit for asking that question to fetal away Bron, but it shows the trust that's built up between journalists and player in this relationship. But I never thought in a million years LeBron James would redshirt season in that he would go to a new team. Believing that he didn't have a chance to win. And I know what he's trying to say publicly. Let's be real clear here though. The Lakers have no chance to win a title next season. And for LeBron who has been so many finals in a row, that reality is gonna hit home a lot harder in March and April than it does right now at the end of July when everything is still fresh and everybody's still happy, I agree with you that I don't think they've got a good shot of winning Ramona Shelburne was on sports nation with me today. And she said, I'm not in the habit of doubting LeBron says, if he doesn't view this as a building year, I believe him and you look at all the things he did in the east with a ragtag bunch of players. I just don't agree that that is going to work at the same way in the west and alsi grant a Granderson said, you know, you look at the guys that he's adding to him. These are proven winners. These are shooters these guys who can create their own shot. Yes, that's true. But a lot of the guys that got sent to the Cavs midway through last year were being praised for their. Offensive abilities, their defensive abilities, their ability to spread the floor and shoot the three before they got there. And once they got to Cleveland, all they did was get ragged down for not being effective and they went back to the guys that had been on the roster all along. Is that because they choked or is it because sometimes playing in LeBron's orbit makes people not know their role. There's no real buying into a system there floating around trying to do whatever they can't based around what LeBron is doing and aren't able to play the game that they expect or think they're supposed to. I'm curious to see how this works out with some strong minded veterans. Maybe they'll hold true to the system a little bit better, but we'll LeBron buy into it. I think that makes a big difference when we're looking at what the realistic expectations for this team are not only the veterans in this case, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo ball, Kyle Kuzma. How will the younger guys try to adjust to what he's going to do in the style he's going to want to put into place..
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"I think it's very likely that despite his conversation with Rizza where he got all those assurances that does not mean that there were no conversations being there's no question sir, and that as an onlooker who is followed Harper's coming to the league, that is most telling me that they let the rumors play up for awhile wasn't like Rizzo came out and said, instantly none. He's not going anywhere, which leads me to believe that the nationals at least are discussing and thinking about the possibility that Harper may indeed walk at season's end and they may get nothing forum. So it's all a fascinating topic. But what is in arguable is the nationals were supposed to be at the forefront of these conversations at the deadline and the nationals. Are not very good and have never turned the corner this season the way. So many people thought they would well in dusty Baker sitting at home thinking to himself how many wins they got last year, how far they made it last year and you get rid of him and it's a disaster in that clubhouse and their record is terrible and they're only getting worse. Let's hear from Bryce Harper one more time talking about trade rumors and how this is part of the business for him to hear those rumors about himself risen reassured me. On yesterday that I wasn't going anywhere. So. You know, I was. I was very happy about that and got him suicide, Scopus. Yeah, glad you're still inside a clubhouse that has had multiple fistfights between teammates that doesn't seem to have anyone that's really in charge. And that is, is a struggling to stay above five hundred. But hey, he did win the homerun derby. So that's a good memory for every Nick, right? That's right. We've heard of coachspeak that's player speaker there. Hey. That he got his first rodeo man, but it might be one of his first five hundred seasons Spain bits, Sarah Spain with you. Nick freed l. filling in for Fitz on ESPN radio and the ESPN app coming up next LeBron James versus father time. Is there any chance all of his success might actually be bad for him going for? We'll talk about it next Spain and Fitz LeBron James had that sit down with Rachel Nichols yesterday shortly after announcing the opening of his school in Akron, and it was pretty wide ranging. It wasn't just about the school. It was about as moved to Los Angeles. And what's next? And one of the noteworthy questions from Rachel to LeBron was one that kind of free Dell. I actually watched and cringed a little bit mainly because Rachel was sitting what two feet away from LeBron James. When she asked him, you're going to be thirty four during this season. How do you feel about one of the last years. Of your prime being spent on a rebuilding year. And I was like, oh, no, lookout, Rachel. You just said his prime is ending soon, right? And that's something that LeBron doesn't seem to have had to reckon with in the same way that other players have. He is about to be thirty four. And yet if you look at the statistics, if you look at his health is ability to play full seasons. Last year was the first time he played every game of the regular season plays deep into the postseason the Olympics, everything else, and his body has not betrayed him..
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"He has never lived up to that high level promise that so many people thought would happen when he was with the raise for all those years. Now he gets a fresh start going into the last couple of months of the regular season. And if you're Pittsburgh, so often they kind of fall apart down the stretch end or make those moves. To sell off that we mentioned. Now you've got this piece and you have him under team control for the next few years, which will help you rotation. But you've got this piece who can help push you potentially into the playoffs and for a team, a fan base that has been starving for years and years to not only get there but make some noise once they get in there. Again, this is a good day should be celebrated its neck Redel filling in for fits Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio, the espionage and Sirius XM channel eighty. Cameron may into the Mariners also caught my eye. We will talk to Jerry Crasnick in about twenty minutes about the biggest deals at the trade deadline where he thinks the teams got a significantly better where teams may be missed an opportunity. A couple of notable names, not traded today. Matt Harvey staying put Bryce Harper. Also, Adrian BELTRAN, Adam Jones. So a couple of guys that maybe there were rumors about them heading out and Bryce Harper. The biggest among them free down. What's interesting is when you hear. Here, someone report sources are telling me that the nationals are open and willing to sell. And then after the fact someone from the nationals comes straight out, not through a source and says, no, no, no. He's staying around to me that immediately points to they were looking for what we like to call the godfather deal. They were looking for someone to come bearing all of their top prospects, throw everything at the nets, and then it would be worth it. But just in case, no one showed up at their door with that godfather deal. They've got to come out publicly and say, oh, we don't want to get rid of him. We would never want to get rid of him because they want to preserve the opportunity for him to stick around and sign when he goes into free agency. So to me the fact that they didn't move them in the fact that they came out and said, they weren't planning to doesn't mean they weren't float in that out there. I agree with you completely. If you're Bryce Harper, you've got to be kinda looking around shaking your head going right. Do they really want me? Is this something that that they were really serious about it? And this is pro sports in general? This isn't just the Washington nationals. When you hear the rumors when you see the smoke and you see all these GM's and presidents go through the motions of, well, let's let's see what's out there, and let's see what the possibilities are and then you get the denial twenty four hours later. So where there's smoke sarahspain there's usually fire and I don't doubt for a second at the nationals at least gauge what was out there potentially for Harper and a good news for them is Bryce Harper, at least publicly is saying all the right things about the reports that he was on the trade bloc going into Brazil manage yesterday early this morning. Man, knowing that I was going to say here and I was going to be here. And you know, it's, I took that as you know, I have great relationship, and you know RAs, one of the best teams and all the baseball. And I think he would be straightforward with me if I was on the block or anything like that. So I think that just goes to show how good our relationship is. And. Nicely? Yeah, of course. In sports, Nick, if you of a star player that goes and talks directly to one of the people in the front office and says, gonna get traded. They never get traded right after that. Just ask to Marta, Rosen. Oh, wait. Hold on. Wait a minute. It's a business. They are treading around five hundred. They might lose them for absolutely nothing. And I can guarantee you, well, I can't guarantee it..
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"ESPN. Radio is presented by progressive insurance. And the big names of course, are the teams that were already pretty active, but the dodgers going out and getting Brian dosier from the twins, sending Logan foresight than a couple of prospects to Minnesota. They also. Go out and get veteran right hander John expert to put another arm in their bullpen. They send a prospect to the Blue Jays in exchange for Axelrod. He is an impending free agent. So just a rental, there has got a four forty one ERA with fifty strikeouts in fifty. One innings this season dodgers have made a lot of moves. We sometimes forget about Machado because it feels like it was forever ago, but Nick, how do you see this new look Los Angeles team after the trades today they're going for it and if your fans there, that's all you can ask for. If you have been following the dodgers last few years, they've gotten real close. Certainly less season game seven at home, but they gotta find a way to get all the way there. And it is very clear that ownership front office, the players, everybody's doing whatever they can to try and get over that final hump and you've got to be pleased with the moves they made their trying is best. They can to fill up what was already a pretty solid roster. They've gotten rolling here the last month or so. And you. Never know what kind of other moves can be made in the next few weeks before that final deadline at the inaugural. But Sarah, if you're the dodgers not only were you feeling good because you've been playing pretty well over the last few weeks, but you've got to be feeling really good about the jolt that this will give to your clubhouse. Yeah, absolutely. You mentioned last year they fell just short. Haven't won a World Series since eighty eight. They lead them last year. The majors in wins. They let him in payroll. And if you're a fan, you can't really ask the team for much more than what they've done in terms of trying to build on last year and give themselves a good shot. I would say everybody and that includes you and I who are quite biased, kind of just have the NL as coming down to the dodgers and the cubs and the cubs not making any really big name deals right now. They've gotten a couple of guys to add in sprinkle in, but it's gonna come down to some questions of health with guys like you Darvish and also what he can contribute and Cole hamels what he's got left weather, taking him out of the. Texas ballpark and putting them in in a in a Wrigley ballpark that he's pitched well and of late, whether that makes enough of a difference to make him a a real piece of the cubs team. Also some big news coming for the pirates at the trade deadline, Chris Archer to Pittsburgh Pirates and raise agreeing on the deal with a couple of former top prospects going to Tampa in the deal. And hopefully for the pirates Archer, moving from the alias to the NFL central should help him. He's kind of been average since two thousand sixteen but could be much better and is still obviously one of the bigger names that was out there free dollars still amazed that Pittsburgh is a buyer right now, and you have to wonder if you're that team. If you're looking back on the move heading into this season and thinking, maybe we shouldn't have. We shouldn't have sell their selves sold ourselves. So so short when we're entering this season because they certainly didn't think they'd be here. Goodbye, Garrett, Cole. You wish you might. That one back there. But you know, anytime you hear the sentence in, it starts with big news for the pirates at the deadline. Usually you're thinking the other way, right? Usually take everybody's go. What happened now? The sell off continues year after years. So all those fans as long-suffering fans in Pittsburgh. You've got to feel really happy that your team went out and tried to do something positive, and I'm with you. I mean, there's so much hype around Chris Archer and has been for several years. And you mentioned that all star season, but you know, this is a guy right now with any IRA over four. He's got a whip of one point, three nine..