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Terry Francona with D-Man and Carmen

The Mike Trivisonno Show

12:55 min | 6 months ago

Terry Francona with D-Man and Carmen

"Have you inherited luxury items like heirloom jewelry, Diamond Rings, golder coins that you want to sell if so call Samuelson schedule your one on one consultation samuelsen's understands that choosing to sell your items as a personal choice they provide a safe private and clean environment to meet with you and evaluate your items and with the price of gold and other precious metals at an all time high now is the time to sell hall. Samuelson, today at three, oh one, two, three, four, seven, zero, two, five, or visit samuelsen's buyers dot COM samuelsen's sell with competence. The streets now? Banned. Every. The. Mitrova Sano show on Newsradio W. T. am eleven hundred demand in portrait Carmen to my right we are thrilled to be joined on the celebrity hotline by Indians Manager Terry Francona return to the dugout after an eight game absence because gastrointestinal issue when the Indian space the cubs tonight Tito it is great to have you on. Thanks it's nice to be back I appreciate that. Tito normally, what we would say to people is, how are you feeling and it's kind of a throwaway line. But when we asked me, how are you feeling? We really mean it gives us the fullest update you possibly can. I don't think you want to the one. That's you know I've felt better. I'll say that I've been battling this for for close to a year and. I've been in and out of the clinic probably five, six, seven times since spring training and try to keep it kind of kind of keep a lid on it, but it just Kinda wild. Last week and I just you know I, just I just wasn't doing anybody. Any good. So went back to the clinic and they've been so awesome I mean they're such good people there and and I don't feel great but I'm I'm back and I told the players to acid I don't know how this is going to go but I'm gonNA give it by damndest to stay here because I feel like I I owe it to them and this is where I wanna be but it is kind of hard my goodness five or six times you had to go back to the clinic I mean how difficult has this state and went all the way back to spring training? Yes, it actually was going back all the way back October when I started have problems I just you know being a little stubborn like new block didn't really say anything for a while but yeah. I've had five or six procedures done and and it's just you know my body being the temple that it is isn't reacting all that well so I'm having a tough time, but it's it's it's I'm something I gotTa deal with and I'm trying and I'll keep working at. TERRIER got to ask you this though why would you come back if you're not dealing as close to one hundred percents you normally do. Because this is my job and I take it very seriously and I I have a responsibility and the. When things were happening this week and I wasn't there man I didn't feel good about that. You Know Sandy's to deal with it and the coaches and I was not happy about that. So. Again. It's like I gotta go out and steal a base I. Can I can you know I'll I if I need to limp a little bit or whatever you know, use the bathroom and extra time but I need to try to be here because it's my responsibility. T know talking about the developments over the weekend, your reaction to the issues, with Zack, and cloud and have you had a chance to speak with them. Yeah I've I've I've talked to both of them and I've actually talked to we talked to the team today. And you know we we we proactively put them on the restricted list. We didn't have to do that from the league protocols, but because they broke our protocols. We put him on the restricted list and we kind of reserve the right to to revisit. We don't know what quite what we're GONNA do yet. That's just as honest like beach we talked to the players and you know obviously these guys GonNa have to earn some trust back and how they do that we we don't quite know yet but I'm sure we'll talk about more. But what our goal is for tonight is to pay attention to what's on our plate, which is a cuts because they're. A handful and sells, but we have time and we'll talk about things a team like we always do and that's that's what I was trying to get across to them. I said, we've figured out as a team that's the best way to do it, and that's how we always do and we'll continue to do that Tino based on what you know about the MLB team dynamic. Is it possible that Major League baseball can come in and tack on to any punishment that you guys administer to police? Atkin clemenger. No I don't believe. So I don't believe. So I think like I said, I, think we were proactive and I don't think we even had to do this. This was just this was our decision to do this. And because they weren't around anybody was known to be. Positive for COVID. So's my understanding that we kind of this was this was our decision, not the lakes all right Terry. So while you were down, you're watching your club which takes a nine and seven record into tonight's game. Can you just summarize what you've seen from the India's not just while you were out but the entire season? What is this team? This team. We were tennis seven. That's right. You tendency. Like. Damn. I. Lost The game so more same on. Sorry about that Tito. You know what? It's really it's hard to watch because when you watch on TV, it looked so easy. It's like, Hey, why is that guy not hitting that ball and then when you sit in the dugout and you're seeing a guy pitch like damn man that guy still hard and how we can hit him. So things really look easier on TV. are are pitching has been. Unbelievable are hitting is is not been what we needed to be NATO that I. IT usually has a way of catching up and you'll probably see some of our pitch and come back to Earth and some hitters get hot. That's usually what happens but I mean you know it's still a team game and at the end of the day if we won whatever we did a good enough and lost whatever we did isn't good enough. In A, we'll wrap with desk as we know, you have a game to manage about did the doctor say to you? It's okay to manage or did you say to the doctors I gotTa Manage No I. Don't have any like I admit. I'm not the the picture of health but I don't have like underlying issues that make me more susceptible to to something serious. You know what I mean like that. I mean I just have most of my stuff is Kinda orthopedic related or you know it just it just kind of falling apart physically it's not necessarily things that put you more at risk for what we're going through I mean believe me I checked amounts stubborn. I'm not completed yet. I'm probably partly an idiot but not a complete one. Terry Francona always a pleasure to speak with you. Thank you so much for checking in with us. Ahead of the Indians v cubs at progressive field. Thanks to. Okay. Thank you you got it while a main. You talk about some bombs being dropped their lab no idea. What of the issues for Terry Francona that is breaking news? Six read that anywhere five to six trips to the clinic and did he say he had five six different procedures? It's that's what I thought. I. Heard I think AA would confirm. But Wow, I mean he's been dealing with this since last last October last October and it's been you know he he was pretty much saying there's no guarantees he gets through this season without having to. Step away again, he doesn't have any restrictions but I mean he's grinding. Absolutely grinding it was so matter of fact, the way he presented it. God bless them. That's news that. Breaking news that people heard right here on the trip show Tito I Apologize For shortchanging your club ten and seven after the victory on Sunday against the White Sox as India's face the cubs. In that Tito Francona interview has been brought to you by get tested Ohio Dot. COM Code testing is important to you and your family visit get tested. Ohio Dot Com. Double A. What else are we looking at? Did you hear what we heard? Five to six procedures. Yeah. That was pretty loaded. Goodness loaded. I mean. I? I said the other day I really pray for Terry that everything's Okay for the human more so than the manager. I. Really Kinda on your because we were all underestimating without a doubt. We underestimated I initially I thought one of the first thought that came to my mind. Maybe he's dealing with an ulcer. Obviously it's much more severe than that for him as I believe he said he had five six different procedures. Yeah. When he? When he left the team in the Minnesota series and went to go back to the hotel that day and miss the game and Sandy alomar junior became the interim manager. You know there were questions all was his sudden onset. Well, they were put to rest by Chris. Antonetti saying it traced his to spring training. Yes. That's that was my belief and now Terry Francona saying not just spring training, it goes all the way back to October of two, thousand nineteen and his stubborn nature kept him from seeking treatment as. He told us in that interview, but you know what God bless. Tito thank goodness. He's back. I give them a lot of credit for coming back when he still feeling under the weather is far from one hundred percent from what we heard just now. And if Terry Francona had wanted to tell us exactly what the medical community is saying is besetting him, he would have but we'll leave that to the imagination for sure. All right. This is demand with Carmen and AA Anthony Alford on the trip show we'll be back in a few. Good afternoon it's five, thirty, four, VP Joe. Biden has his running mate and it's California senator, Kamala, Harris speaking MSNBC former Missouri Senator Claire mccaskill reacts to the News, and I just think she's a terrific pick. I think she'll be a loyal in hardworking candidate. She has been the light but made the announcement in an email to supporters. The president of the big ten universities are voting to delay. 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Michael Jordan's Brief, Strange Life in Baseball

ESPN Daily

30:53 min | 9 months ago

Michael Jordan's Brief, Strange Life in Baseball

"It was always as father dream that he'd be baseball player. And so I didn't talk about it but I did say to him play baseball. It's a lot harder it's big it is. That's Chicago Bulls owner Jerry reinsdorf talking about the most unusual chapter in Michael Jordan's career. His brief and divisive stint as a minor league baseball player. Many fans think of Jordan's baseball career as a failure but the truth is more complicated today ahead of the last dance. We hear from for baseball writer. Who was a skeptic at first but learned over time not to underestimate his erronous. I mean it. I'm son mankind's times it's a crowding may is this is the ESPN daily Crisanto by marathon. Happy Mother's Day. We'll take it from here. Perfect Non Union Wallis. All eight mom all right. Good Morning Steve. Are you ready to talk about things? That happened many many years ago. Yes I am I am. I forgotten a lot. But I'LL TRY TO DREDGE IT UP Steve Wolfe is a former senior writer at ESPN. He retired last year. Steve the episodes this weekend in the last dance cover. Michael Jordan's time in Minor League baseball a time that you know very well because when it all went down you were in the middle of the HOOPLA surrounding his brief stint in Birmingham Alabama. Can you remind us how it was? That Jordan even came to be an outfielder for the Birmingham barons in the first place. Well after the ninety three season in S.'s retirement lose since sense of motivation in the sense of to prove something as a basketball player. Time for me to move away from the game of basketball all sorts of speculation as to why he did it. I've been on this roller coaster for nine years. Tommie around something else. I believe him when he said he was burnt out. And he announced he was going to play baseball to fulfil a dream that he and his father shared. His father had recently passed away right because father had been murdered which was wrenching in itself. We're coming on the air now with word that the body of James Jordan has been found the cause of death. Apparently a thirty eight caliber gunshot wound to the chest. He was crying. He's taught how close to minutes father was. There is no question however about how close Michael James Jordan work and the opportunity arose because Jerry Reinsdorf owned the Bulls and the White Sox that Michael Jordan could actually put on the white sox uniform. I'd like to announce that the Chicago White Sox are extending an invitation to Major League camp in Sarasota He'll be reporting there on the fifteenth with the catchers and pitchers so they signed him and he went to spring training and the whole world was looking on in both skepticism and excitement. I was covering spring training. For sports illustrated. The time had been that based by writer for at that point fifteen years and I call into the office and I said this is a really interesting story that sort of dichotomy between baseball people who are not happy about Michael Jordan doing this and the fans who are incredibly excited about Steve. You mentioned that Michael had been talking about this plan with his father before he was killed. What made them think it was even feasible. That could play baseball at a high level. I think he was a very good baseball player in high school but obviously basketball took preference father and he about it all the time about how much fun it was to watch him play baseball. Michael probably wondered. I wonder what happened if I had taken baseball. And this was his opportunity to do that. At the time knowing what it takes to play baseball the highest level. How did it strike you? The notion that Michael Jordan who was thirty one and had not played competitive baseball since he was in high school was trying to make the jump at that stage in his career. I was among the chorus of skeptics. I thought it was delusional ten. He could think he could play baseball. The major league level and I was also struck by resentful players. Were the one scout said baseball's about bat speed. He doesn't have it randy. Johnson said he won't know what Air Jordan is until I crush him back. So people were people are a little nasty about it. So you're at spring training and you are asking players and coaches mother feelings about Jordan. But what's stored in himself up to is this tryout happening separately from the rest of the SOx players. He was training with the white sox. He was in the major league camp with the White Sox and he was playing their exhibition games. Reality to call today for Michael Jordan as he took to the baseball field for his first game Jordan struck out twice being fooled. Both Times on off speed pitches. They elected to send him to Birmingham which was the double eighteen. Which is still big stretch. You've got the southern league. There were a lot of prospects. There were some very good baseball players in it but the reason they chose Birmingham was it had those facilities to accommodate the crush of media and fans. When you say crush how much of a circus was it. Around Spring Training that year it was a Mad House. They packed the stands earliest. Four o'clock with balls backs loves basketball's anything for Michael Jordan assigned. They were selling out every game. There were then selling Nike Merchandise. You could buy Michael Jordan model glove from Wilson. They had prepared for this and that sort of added to the feeling that this was a cynical ploy. That is the marketing advantage here. And maybe this is what is about. When did you first get to see him? Actually play baseball. And what did you think I watched him? In spring training. There were a couple of inter squad games. I watched him take batting practice and he. He moved well but he clearly hadn't played the game in a long time and his batting stroke was pretty weak. The White Sox had a bad instructor named Walt reading who was very specific and very successful taught a certain way of hitting so he was trying to teach Michael Jordan. The Walt rainy ex school of hitting and it wasn't working for Michael. I remember In in my original story I described a week grounded. A third as one small dribbler for a man one giant dribbler for mankind. The story I wrote was a little snarky and very skeptical. Let's talk about that story so you you went down. You watched him play and you came back to sports illustrated with what became a cover story. The Headline Steve was bag it. It was bagged Michael Michael Jordan and the White Sox are embarrassing baseball. The story I wrote was well. It's not gonNA happen but is giving a it was kind of a good try story but the minute I saw that headline I kind of realized that I would probably be doing a podcast about a twenty year. Weren't even podcast back then. By the way public service announcement often reporters do not write the headlines. I know I still cringe every time I see it and see it often but I wish I had run the headline by Me Michael. Jordan's critics now. Include sports illustrated. The magazine published an article this week calling for Jordan to give up his baseball. Try Out with the Chicago. White Sox a cause celebre Jordan himself. severed all relationship with sports illustrated. Can't see how you know what I'm doing is going to hurt the game. I mean if you're good enough you'll make the team if you're not gonNA come to the way. This is an athlete who had been criticized at that point fairly severely at points in his career. Why do you think your piece or rather the headline of your story in particular got under his skin so much? I think he was rightly insulted. Embarrass Baseball. He was out to pursue pursue a dream that we thought at. The time was delusional. But we should not have come down on that hard when you were watching him spring training any signs that to believe he might have a shot at this. He moved really well. He was fast. You know he was quick but even then what I noticed was that it was getting along really well with the with the other guys on the team. In retrospect the most amazing thing is that he was willing to go from being the man to be one of the guys. How did this season go as Birmingham ban actually a one really well to beginning He had I think a thirteen game hitting streak not out of the box. But then pitchers started throwing him curveballs them and challenging with fastballs he was able to handle fastballs. Which is saying something but he couldn't recognize curve. And that's when Mike Barnett. The hitting coach in Birmingham began to change his swing. All right after the break. Let's talk about how Michael Jordan Win About. Trying to turn things around and whether it worked red box has top entertainment when you need it most streaming instantly on your smart. Tv or favorite device with red box on demand stream family movie in the Living Room. A romantic comedy in the bedroom or the ultimate action flick in your home theater with the newest hit movies along with thousands of your favorite classics. You'll always find something to watch for any mood or occasion connection. Is Everything now more than ever let red box bring you together? Visit Red Box dot com for all the ways to watch Steve. We discuss how Michael Jordan had a lot of skeptics yourself included but you reported that. His teammates respected him and seem to enjoy playing with them. What was it about him that they liked? They liked that he was competitive. They liked that he was. You know willing to be one of the guys. And they liked his work ethic. He didn't act like a superstar bus because he was there. The local bus company decided to create a special Michael Jordan bus so they were happy to have Michael along for that but he he was playing ping pong with them is playing Yahtzee with them and occasionally he would play basketball with them and they were good basketball players on the on the Birmingham barons so the the Games became legendary when he struggled early in the season and his batting average. Was you know flirting with the Mendoza Line? Did you hear anything about how he fell? I mean we're talking about arguably the greatest player in NBA history who has been wildly successful at one sport his entire career struggling in a new one. That couldn't have been easy for him. No it wasn't easy for him but here's where he lucked out his manager was Terry Francona Young Terry Francona and he would go on to manage to world series with Red Sox. I had the utmost respect for Terry. I'd known him since he was a rookie. He was just a really smart caring guy. I hate to use the analogy but it was kind of like the Phil Jackson Baseball. He talked to Michael respect about hitting about Baseba- and he helped him get through the son by the same token when Mike. Michael did for Terry was that he was putting him in a situation. Where Terry was answering questions. From big time reporters lot of cameras he was he was teaching. Terry how to deal with the pressure. So they were feeding off one another and they actually became close friends. What do you think was the low point for Michael? In those early days it might have been right after. They started throwing curveballs boss as Mike Barnett. The hitting coach in Birmingham explained. You HAVE TO I. You have to identify the curve ball and then you have to figure out a way to hit it. And that was the most frustrating thing for him and once he began to understand how to do that. The hits began to come one more pitch to Michael. It'll score at least one. And they worked at it day and night he would take five different sessions of batting practice a day to get better and it was on. July thirtieth that Michael his first home. Run ratliff going. You wrote about Mike in Spring Training and that's when the cover story out win was next time you saw him on the baseball field so I have been following his progress and there was a certain point in August when I had an opportunity to go see Birmingham play and has it happened. It was. He wasn't in the lineup that day but he was taking batting practice then. I watched him in Darkin batting cage. I was astounded at how much he had progressed. Those week swings that I saw spring training were now line drives. He was able to hit to all fields he was able to all in the Bun. He really looked like he had a true. Major League. Swing deep left field talking about this. He's driving into runs right. He's stealing a lot of bases. He does have a talent for this game. And maybe we were wrong. I went back to New York and I wrote a story about hand. Sports illustrated read the story. And they basically told me back at Steve They were not interested in doing a mad culpa. What did the story say? The story said he does have a place on baseball field whether he makes it. A major league is still a long shot. But let's put our cynicism sides skepticism side and enjoy what he's doing mighty think they didn't want to publish it. I think they were too proud to do that. Steve when you had your piff Unie about Michael. That led you to write that. How aware were most people of the movements that he had made? Was there a lot of buzz around him? At that point in the season because banning average was around two hundred. And that's what people look at first right. If you saw that he was hitting one ninety eight you would think you would think he's a failure right. There are stories of other major leaguers who had terrible minor league seasons but clearly. They were showing talent in the team stuck weather. And maybe the case with Michael Jordan. So what happened next for hidden and his baseball career. What happened next was he went to the Arizona. Fall League which is a higher level baseball. Even the southern league any to fifty five. He was clearly tracking towards at least a promotion to triple A. And maybe a call up to Chicago in nineteen ninety five but has it happened. Baseball was in a work stoppage. For the first time in American history a union is about to go on strike even though its members make an average salary of a million dollars apiece and Michael didn't want any part of that. This labor crisis has the potential matching severity and longevity. The players walk out of eighteen ninety which lasted a full year. So when the strike hit Michael didn't even consider crossing the picket line to get his chance. No he was A. He was a player wrap himself. He was not about to go against the grain there so he decided to give up baseball. Tito Francona Mike Barnett. Maintain to this day. He could've made the major leagues. What about you do you think he would have made it and how good could have bit? I? I think he could have made the major leagues. I'm not sure he would have been a starting outfielder. You know I look. At the current landscape of baseball Michael Jordan would have been alike. Michael Taylor nationals outfielder. Michael Taylor a Grand Slam home. Run Fast and very grateful and has a little pop. Goes Taylor Paul's in left field? And he will score to one for the running wild nationals to see because of that strike and the timing of it all Michael went back to basketball and well. The rest is history agency and play out on the stance about you know his first full season back the Bulls set a record for the most wins in NBA history. They won the title ear. Spoiler alert the next two seasons after that as well when he initially retired in one. Thousand Nine Three. You mentioned. He did it in part largely. He was burned out. How did that season in baseball affect his mindset for coming back to the NBA? Did he get what he needed out of? It definitely definitely Terry Francona said Michael rediscovered. His joy in sports. That here baseball reminded him of why he was in this. In the first place Michael came back to basketball not only rejuvenated but I think he realized how much he missed. The competition team needed him. Did your experience with this story changed the way you look at players like Jordan. All who are chasing these crazy dreams yes. I remind myself dumping quite so presumptuous. Don't be quite so cynical and skeptical. Take people at their word until they go against it. In a way I I became a slightly different writer after that. Thanks so much. Thank you very much coming up. What's it really like to go one on one with Michael Jordan? If you're twelve years old hi guys given everything that is happening in the world right now. Most of us are buying things online. I saw that. At and T. Started doing to really helpful things for those who want to buy a new phone or device online. They are offering fast free non-contact delivery curbside pickup. So that online shopping is simple and safe as possible on top of that. Have a flexible return policy. So you can shop these you can visit. Att Dot Com to learn how to shop online from the safety of your home. Twenty four seven subject to change restrictions apply Here's another story. I want you to know and it's another personal one from one of our own waned. Raise a senior writer at. Espn tells us how. When he was twelve years old. He went one on one with Jordan. Wayne I don't know if you know but there's this show on. Espn called last dance. You might have heard of it. I've heard a little bit about it here in Chicago talked about occasionally so Wayne you not only live in Chicago right now. You were born and raised their pay me. A picture of what twelve year old days looked like acted like in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine right before Michael. Jordan's career takes off Awkward Very Very Awkward. Tall lanky poor choice of fashion if even want to call it. That and as a basketball player. I was the hustling defensive rebounding. Kid who had very little if any actual basketball skill and yet you loved basketball so much so that into summer of one thousand nine hundred eighty nine did something special to hone your skills. I did grow up in Chicago and twelve year old or around that age in that time and not love Michael Jordan. You know everybody who played on their local REC. There was a fight every year to get number twenty three. So that year is super lucky and my parents Surprised me with a ticket to Michael. Jordan's flight school basketball camp that summer but two hundred three hundred kids and it was awesome. I mean we all got t shirts. That's Michael Jordan's flight school. And the word flight was in the actual funds on the Air Jordan. Four sneakers like the coolest thing ever that it was not some generic print. It was the so was Michael Jordan. There Michael Jordan was was in and out there. Were all these rumblings. I remember hearing that and if this is a sleep over camp and a small college outside. Chicago the story was always at Michael would show up at night and play these incredible pickup games with the counselors and the coaches and a bunch of the sort of older kids. If you will long after we were in bed but on one day. He came in and gave a short discussion short lesson. If you will about the triple threat position Michael Walks in and he standing under the basket and explaining the power. You have an offense player if you can pass or shoot or jump and the defense doesn't know what you're going to do. And then at one point the ad he asks for a volunteer I was off to to Jordan's laughed towards the back of this crowd of anxious excited super lucky kids at first. I'm ready I WANNA raise my hand because again I am not skilled. I am not great and I was probably a little bit shy at that point. But everybody's hand went up so I raised mine at a moment. I did George my way. And he pointed basically right at your thought right at me and me and a few others were Sitton near where I was. Kinda raised their hand with a slight. You mean me sort of look and I remember exactly what he said or how. He noted that he meant actually me but he did. And so I- climbed over these campers and step over to kind of the the free throw line top of the key kind of area and Michael Jordan Hanmi basketball and asked me to show him the triple threat. Wayne I would have blacked out if it was. I mean how are you feeling? I mean heart's racing. You're just sort of in a blur. My only thought at that. Point were Don't embarrass yourself and don't get hurt. And so you know I take the ball and I plant my Pivot Foot and jab step to my left fake a pass to you know nobody. 'cause it's really this. Michael and is standing up on the court and I'm kind of doing these fakes I mean. Michael is mildly amused And he's not playing defense. He's not like you know ignoring me. But he just kind of like okay and at one point he says to me. I don't like his act. Words were but but do something so. I'm like okay I faked my last. I took one dribble to my right. I just threw up this like prayer of a shot in my mind. This sort of beautiful perfect. My form is a plus jump shot now I know myself back then and I know what most twelve year old boys shoot. It was probably hideous but it went in the basket and I was just stunned and from there. I figured it was sort of over. That's it I mean. We had this great moment. I'll call was this triple threat. Shot on Michael Jordan. I'M GONNA go sit down. And he calls me back and he says no no. No he says. Now you gotTa play Defense Lord at so. I'm like okay. I knew of an obviously heard. Plenty of stories on Michael Jordan's competitiveness. I didn't think it would sort of come. In the form of a twelve year old kipper but sure enough is Michael Jordan and economy. I think wanted to show that he could score on me. I don't know so he says. Come back and play defense. Now this point I am definitely thinking. Don't get hurt. Don't be embarrassed. And he holds the ball at his waist. And you know in the Coz that we now have seen Michael Jordan you know hold over hundreds of NBA players over the years. This just intimidating leaning forward again he shoot is he going to dribble is GonNa Pass. And he's defenders. You know just this look of helplessness. It was me and so I'm standing there and he's faking like left and right and I mean like I don't even know what he's doing about a time he goes next fake. My body has yet to recover from the previous fake. It's just dislike with of amazement of human movement that I had never stood in front of in my life and then all of a sudden he whips fast me about a time. I turn around. He's going up for a very lazy subdued. Dropped the ball in the basket dunk. I told my friends. I you know Michael Jordan. Dunked on now. That was a little bit of an exaggeration. Still flat-footed the free throw line. But he had done this. This move and put on the show and And it was incredible. Wayne who scored on Michael Jordan. You got dunked on by Michael Jordan. You are now forty-three early. Forty forty three. Is it fair to say you peaked? As a twelve year old. It is fair to say that I should have just held that pose like he did over Byron Russell and walked off the court and not play. Defense is that was pretty pretty much as basketball career for me Wayne State Humana and this has been espn daily ahead of Mother's Day. We'd like to celebrate our real producers the moms behind our team. Doctor Cassandra Mary. John's Dr Maria Martine. Susan also said mankind's sailing Intel Alien Tenants Tenant Chaban Jewelry Joan Tro Anna Maria to Menello and annette bail happy mother's Day. We'll talk to you my day.

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Terry Francona on Michael Jordan's Time with the Birmingham Barons

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

44:22 min | 9 months ago

Terry Francona on Michael Jordan's Time with the Birmingham Barons

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. If the baseball tonight podcasts or Friday may two thousand twenty producing from his home studio in Connecticut. Taylor shrank buster. Only and I'm working from my home studio you just north of New York City and Taylor. Today's a big day for us. We get to unveil our Terry Francona interview. Oh my God I had to rush some dust off of it. Yesterday we It's a hot commodity. It's been discussed on email chains at the worldwide leader here and we got a request from the guys at Golic and Wingo. They're looking for sound. So this is this is a big day for the podcast. I'm very excited for people to hear this. Yes shall we did this interview? I WanNa Shea was like four weeks ago maybe four and a half weeks ago And it was Terry Francona talking about Michael. Jordan's time in baseball because when Michael Jordan played baseball in the summer of nineteen ninety. Four for the double a Birmingham Barons. Terry Francona was his manager and he has so many stories so many great anecdotes but that was about the time that the decision was made to move up. This tremendous series. We're seeing every Sunday night. The last dance about Michael Jordan so rightly so the thought process. Was You know what? Let's save that podcast interview for the Friday before they talk about. Michael Jordan's time in baseball on the last dance. But it's been burning a hole in our pocket. Taylor I know you especially have been like. Can we just get this? Dang thing out already but here today. Today's the day all right before we get to that some news and notes The phillies Bryce Harper wants major leaguers. In the Olympics. He spoke with Barstool Sports. Starting Nine podcast. He called a quote. Unquote travesty. Major Leaguers aren't in the Olympics. Saying it's the perfect way to grow the game. Worldwide baseball returned to the Tokyo Olympics for the first time since two thousand eight Taylor row quick. It'll never happen because here's the bottom line. In order for major leaguers play in the Olympics would have to take a break in the middle of the summertime when kids are out of school in the United States and they're typically filling a major league parks. And there's no chance major league baseball. It's a yeah go ahead take four weeks off interesting. I mean they do that. The hockey is way different. But they do that for the Olympics with the NHL and you know with the MLS You Know Again. Different sport different gravity to the whole thing but they do for the World Cup. It's It's interesting to me that that baseball will cling to them in. Stop them from going. Good to know buster. That's not going to be happening now. It's the middle of the summertime Right baseball is so seasonal and it feels like some of the other. Sports aren't as affected in the same way this from the Associated Press six organizations at eight survivors of domestic violence among groups that will receive fifty thousand dollars each Major League Baseball and the players association's part of a healthy relationships community grant Major League Baseball unique committed to donating million dollars from the joint charitable fund. This is in the New York Post today. According to multiple sources Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez or no longer interested in buying the mets. That decision was reached after negotiations with potential partners failed to materialize. Became clear that the wilpon. The owners of the mets Their reluctance to part with us in y the network makes it impossible almost impossible for anyone without many billions of dollars to afford owning the team before we get to. Tito and it taught radim chief executive of our weekly quiz. Don't forget about episodes seven and eight of the last dance on Sunday at nine PM Eastern on ESPN in episode seven. Were finally getting a look at Michael Jordan. Giving baseball a shot with the way Organiz ation after retiring from the NBA. For the first time. Then check out Jalen and Jacoby is after show podcast featuring the last dance director Jason Hare available every Sunday night immediately after the show. Listen to Jalen and Jacoby the after show on Apple podcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Todd Radim izzy chief executive or weekly quiz. He's a graphic artist. Who's working see now ballfields all across America the world or you can go to his website. Todd RADIM DOT COM todd. How are you doing this week? I N doing our at buster. It is May and Here we are. We're all hunkered down. It's good to talk with you guys. Yeah how about the weekend forecast in my home state of Vermont Snow? I saw a vortex I mean. Come on what is this. It's not fair it's not fair but today is a good day because we get to run the Terry Francona interview that we did weeks ago. had such a great and fun conversation with Tito who's a great storyteller He clearly he and and have a lot of affection for each other. A lot of respect for each other I mentioned to him. I can't remember because the interview was a long time ago. I can't remember how I framed. Our conversation about Michael is a player. Because I gotTa tell you the first time I watch batting practice or videotape of Jordan taking batting practice. I was like okay. That's not gonNA work so it's very interesting. That Francona in our conversation was much more positive about where Michael was in. His progression is a ball player. What do you remember about that time? I mean you know like like a little bit of context goes a long way. Of course this is a time that the Internet was in its infancy no twitter. No hot takes anything like that. Obviously my recollections buster Were this was you know? This is a joyous thing happening. The greatest most electric athlete in the world. Trying something different in our sport a baseball. I thought it was really cool. I really did And you know I remember. We give the guy some benefit of the doubt. He's a world class athlete. Best perhaps ever play his game and I think I remember a couple of other things I remember first of all You know having a little bit of insight into the minor leagues at that point having the minor leagues exposed. The the the bus rides the whole thing. And just the incongruity of Michael Jordan taking place. you know taking part in a situation like this and then finally buster I remember being very sad In the way it all ended up with replacement players feeling kind of cheated. Who knows if the guy ever would have made it but You know it was just a fascinating thing and why not yet and I. I remember it. I'm GonNa ask you about this Interview The sports illustrated cover about Jordan. Playing Baseball The cover Said bag it. Michael rubber seeing at in being absolutely jarred by it in. I've got you know the person who wrote that article is my friend. Steve Wolpe works with US IN ESPN And I've had conversations with about the reaction to that And you know I was thinking about in recent days we perfect Charles Barkley. That Michael Charles have never settled their differences. It's about it old. They don't talk anymore and I thought. Yeah that's why Steve Wolfe You know is fairly competent. That Jordan would never forgive sports illustrated for that cover. I'm sure of IT and The some of the Barclay stories are unbelievable. And it's really been entertaining to watch this thing but Yeah I mean just just again the the minor leagues Jordan Riding buses with guys who were going to plateau at certain I mean it was just a just an amazing time so I'm looking forward to the Tito interview because I'm sure you as always brings a lot to the table for conversation a lot of stories a lot of humor and a lot of perspective. That's for sure all right this week we're talking about chase field in Phoenix. You're the expert so I'm going to defer to you on chase field. I have one story that I'll never forget about that place. I think I know what what your story is going to be. But you know we're tasked with talking about chase field. I won't use the TERM AIRPLANE HANGAR. Which may be. I JUST DID LISTEN. Buster clearly this place just the first bullet points it is cavernous. It is massive Built at a time when capacity was king but You know just seems way way too big now. And there's no way to really correct that here the pros. Hey it's air conditioned right I mean Arizona in the summer having a vast air conditioned space. I remember being there for All Star. Back in the winning eleven. That was a very good thing to have that and I do like the fact that it easing downtown. Phoenix walkable places. You've got some bars and restaurants you know right in the proximity. You WanNa be a walking around the middle of July necessarily in search of food and drink Unique features. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the swimming pool eight thousand five hundred gallons We would then be remiss if we didn't remember the two thousand thirteen dodgers. Doing cannonballs into the pool celebrate. Whatever else they were doing in the pool I don't WanNa even WanNa know especially now when we're all skeeve down about the personal hygiene germs. And just lastly -Buster. I do miss the dirt strip the keyhole that used to run from home plate to the pitcher's mound not necessarily a unique feature. I'm pretty sure comerica Park in Detroit still has that but But I do miss it. It gave a little bit of a little bit of personality to a building. That doesn't have a whole lot of personality. Okay I'll give you the back story on that dirt strip running from home from home. Played Out to the pitchers man and actually was decisive in the diamondbacks only championship. That dirt strip was designed by Buck showalter. Who of course had taken over the diamondbacks? He had a lot to do with the design. Is You know not only the ballpark. But also the uniforms the clubhouse the whole thing he had a lot of input in and told me that his thought was when they do those aerial shots over the ballfields. He wanted people when they saw the blimp shot of a night game. He wanted people to know. Oh of course. That's that's That's chased fielder. Whatever it was called at the time. I can't even remember Ballpark the Bob. Yes. That's exactly right He wanted people to be able to recognize it from those air shots so they put in the dirt strip now. The reason why was decisive. If you remember in the middle of that ninth inning rally by the diamondbacks and the bottom of the ninth inning. There was a month and went right back to Mariana Rivera and he went back to him absolutely. It was burning. It was going fast and it surprised him and it went along that strip dirt. And if you go back and look at the replay it was going so fast the bunt back to him because it was on dirt and it wasn't on grass. It almost went between his legs but when he picked up the ball There was a runner at first base. Because it got to faster than expected he picked up the ball and turn to fling it but he had an improper grip on it. He actually put it in the palm of his hand rather than on his fingertips and he threw the ball in the center field. And so that dirt strip That was envisioned. I by Buck. Showalter turned out to be pivotal in the ninth inning. Rally which you know cool story that I always liked. I told that to George. Steinbrenner wants the former Yankees owner. He didn't like that story. No what a great world series to just gotTa say that and the Fussier like You know I just left. A A fat fastball. Slow past while right up the middle for you because somebody I know wrote a book about that moment in that world series the last night of the Yankee Dynasty. So yeah I appreciate that that That was absolutely a Fad fastball. Right let's get to this week's quiz or I've got here. We go which one of these events occurred most recently a the Milwaukee brewers appeared in a world series B. Robinson. Connote was born C. The All Star game was played at Dodger Stadium or D. The Minnesota twins moved into the Metrodome. Which one of these events occurred most recently rulers appearing in a World Series? Robin can can being born. The All Star game being played dodger stadium or the Minnesota twins moving into the Metrodome man. Oh Man Tale go ahead. You're on a winning streak here. I think this might be the day where that comes to an end. But I'm going go with Robinson canot being born man Bringing is odd. Yeah and todd. I'm going to go since. We're a little bit topical last week. We talk to Janet Marie Smith About Dodger Stadium. That's where the All Star game is supposed to be. And I just wonder if you were looking for a way to include dodger stadium in this conversation so that's my pick. No I wasn't at all Keilor's right. Oh my goodness we're GONNA first and then I thought you know todd. He's he's. He's very topical. He has a way of. That's three in a row. I've dropped over. Overthinking was born on the twenty second of October nineteen eighty two. The brewers played game seven of the nineteen eighty two World Series on October twentieth. Yellowstone aim was last played at dodger stadium. Nineteen eighty the Minnesota twins. Move into the Metrodome in one thousand nine hundred eighty one. So there you go. Oh my gosh I picked the last one actually yet. It was so funny because right away when you gave it the casino and the brewers one. I'm like okay. I know which one of those two is most recent but I absolutely blew it Taylor. can gradually. You're on a winning streak. Todd get out of her basement. And Mike Endemic feared Jerry. Francona bandaged has managed nineteen years in the big leagues. The last seven with the Cleveland Indians in his teams won the world series in two thousand. Four two thousand seven but today. We brought him on to talk about the second of his three years. Is the manager of the Birmingham Barons and manager to a middle aged outfielder named Michael Jordan? Tito thanks for doing this. My pleasure buster now before we get to. How are you doing during this downtime? You know it's such it's such a unsettling time you know it's I mean. I think I'm selling the best word I mean. My goodness you know we we all Miss Baseball. That's a given but there are so many other things going on that. That take precedent over. You know I mean just you turn on the TV and you watch what's going on and you just hope you know that people are going to be okay and and and and the quicker the better and then then when it's time you know our game will come back and my hope is almost be like a celebration that'll be. That would be really cool. Yeah we all remember how important baseball was right after nine. Eleven and how? It helped to heal and provide a distraction for people. That would be the hope again. As far as I'm concerned that would be terrific so I was thinking about this from 'cause I been around teams. One guys have have switched sports and try to do go from one sport to another. There's that great competitive arrogance where people like. Oh yeah really. He thinks he can come over and do this so as they got ready for this interview with you. I was thinking to myself. I wonder how Terry felt the first time that you heard the possibility that Michael would switch from basketball to baseball. If you can remember sort of how your initial competitive feeling about it? What what I remember I is it was during the off season and I was watching NEOM They had video clips of him hitting in Chicago and while Randy was helping him and I remember thinking man. He's he's trying to hit like walt wants him to hit and he doesn't even know how to hit yet and I just thought the cart was getting put ahead of the horse and he will you know. There's a long Lever Guy Anyway and I thought boy this has got a chance to be. Kinda ugly here you know and you know let the guy let the guy hit for awhile and then see what you know what there and what's not and what you can do and make some adjustments so I thought that made it on made it harder on him originally now. What was your first contact with them. my first contact was when they announced that he was going to be with the Birmingham Workgroup. And I think there was probably only three or four days left in spring training and I remember. I cannot keep your eyes open. Everybody wanted to be Michael Coach. You know and you can understand why you know everybody wanted to get a piece of them and I think when he saw me companies like Oh my God here comes another guy and I just introduced myself and I said Hey look I said why. Don't you just launch? You just Kinda let your you know. Get your feet wet and get to know the guys I said. When we get the Birmingham we talk and you know we can. If you have questions I'll answer them or you know things like that and I think he got like a look of relief like oh my goodness like okay. That's one less guy right now because everybody wants a piece of them and I'm sure subsequently as you got to know him a little bit better. Did he ever tell you that he he was glad? You approach it that way. I never really remember about that anymore. I do know that getting to know him like I do like I did. Once he trusted you. You know he would. He trusted you but but you know and he'd let his guard down but that was hard for him to do and it and I and I don't blame him. I mean after watching his life and the way people try to get at him. I was amazed at the amount of patience and and just how he would handle. Something's and and so I guess I I lived at first hand. You know I saw it up close and I just you know again after when you start riding buses with guys in your the together sixteen eighteen hours a day. The guard comes down and you see the guy for what he really is. Not what you see on TV. How would you because you had play in the Big Leagues? Of course you've been around professional sports your whole life. How would you describe his level of celebrity versus what you had seen it before? That well He's he's arguably the most high profile athlete in the world. I mean the the biggest thing I think we had gone for us. As like you know May Barney and champ the coaches or that you know he was on our turf and especially me. I mean I've been in baseball. Come out I sometimes. Three years old so there was nowhere. I was more comfortable so I think that really helped. 'cause people used to always say all man. Are you intimidated or we'll we'll hang on. I was in the place where I was the most comfortable that I could ever be. Local was kinda coming into our world and thankfully not only was he coming into our world but he was respectful about the way he came into it and that made it really really helpful. I'm curious to was your sense of what he was trying to accomplish as he joined your you guys. I think he was totally legit in what he said. I'm not sure he knew what he was. Want to accomplish. Other than I know if you told him no he would try to make the answer. Be Yes I think. He's genuinely got burned out on what he was doing. You know and his dad died and things he just. This is just a way to maybe clear his head and I don't know if he had an ultimate goal. I mean to get to the major leagues I. Everybody would say that but I don't know if he thought that far ahead I never really felt the need asking. You know we we. We he was he was great. He was great to the guy he was really good to me in the coaches and so it worked and you know it had all the makings of a circus and yet it never became that and I give Michael the vast majority of the credit because of the way he handled it. Before I ask you about what you saw him as a player. Tell me what your your sense of. What was his relationship with baseball? Because you you've been around it. I mean you have your Dustin Pedroia played for you Derek. Jeter those guys are dirt balls and my sense. Is that Michael in that respect. I mean that was a perfect fit for baseball that he was a worker. All he he he wanted to learn every like the jargon you know he I mean he was he was in it man. I mean he he wanted to learn you know and he had a lot to learn but he knew it and that that made it a lot a lot easier to be patient because he knew he had a lot to learn. How many handled himself so well around the around the players around the team and he certainly wasn't afraid to work and I just just remember remember one day want to say the name. But I took a kid out for not hustling and Michael was supposed to have a day off. And he ended up going in the game and he dove headfirst in the second base to break up a double play and I remember go his helmet and I said hey man are you crazy. And he's like well. I know what you were trying to do there. He was he was his way of trying to show the other kid. Hey you play hard now. Almost killed himself but I mean it was it. Just that was Michael. He had a way of he saw everything. How would you describe in You mentioned it what you saw him as a hitter. Initially what what did you see him as a defender in a base runner? You know I thought it was hard for him all year throwing because you know you go from from not throwing for fourteen years to a situation where you know in in the minor leagues you take Infield every day. That's always arm was hanging all year and I knew it was and and you know so. That was hard for him. He went left and right really good. I mean he really did in and out. It was still a little bit of A. You know there'd be a misstep every once in a while but he also I think he stole thirty bases he he you know he was a player that hadn't played in fourteen years goes to double. A. And hits just a tad over two hundred but drives in fifty and still thirty. He'd be a prospect anybody's organization. I think it was fair to even ask if he could get to the big leagues until you had about eighteen hundred at bats and I would say that about anybody but like I told you earlier. I found out quickly if you told him no heed. Find out a way to make the answer be. Yes what are some things you saw him you touch on a little bit? You saw him as a teammate. At keep up you know. He's an older superstar with professional athletes. Who are younger than he is? And I'm guessing that some of them were initially starstruck. Yeah but Mike Michael had a pretty good way about him about you. Know through guys that were genuinely his friends or guys that you know He. Obviously he's Pretty Pretty Street smart guy and the guys. I thought that maybe said things about him. That were not disparaging but maybe maybe that he was taking their place or something. I don't think that was ever very well. Thought out I mean Michael. Michael didn't take anybody's place We had an opening in the outfield in in Birmingham. And that's probably why they sent him there and and and he treated guys well. The guys that deserve to be treated well. He treated awhile like he knew if he signed a couple of baseball's after game we were probably going to eat better that night then rather than pizza and hotdogs like normally and he didn't mind doing stuff like that but I don't know you know we tried so hard to treat him like everybody else knowing that that was virtually impossible but the more you could the better off. Everybody was he. He himself included. Now you know far better than I do too big to toughest things about playing in the minor leagues professionally. The travel and the food you touch the food. A little bit He went and got in his own bus. What was that like well? He we came to Birmingham. We met like I like I said we would. He asked me. You know he goes. I one of the first questions was he goes. We fly and like Oh man this is GonNa be rough man we busted everywhere and I said it's actually not that nice a bus and he he was like what if I could get us a boss and I'll I'll be damned the next day. I think like four buses showed up and they were beautiful. You know one was like for a rock group and and I was like. Hey this is good for me you champ and Barney but what about the twenty four other players you know so we kinda kept dismissing the buses and finally we we got it we. We ended up getting a new bus. I don't think it was even the best buses didn't APP sleepers. It didn't but it was new so it didn't smell and certainly didn't break down as much as the old one they had him. Sign the door and they called it the Jordan cruiser and they used to take it on junkets up to Tunica Mississippi. I think bus companies made out like crazy fit. There was a lot of things said about it. You know that you had a wet Bar Jacuzzi. It was just a loss. It looks like it looked like the old partridge family busk caller. How did his presence changed the way that minor leaguers eight well again we knew you know after a game with each sign a couple balls or something. There was a decent chance at a restaurant. Somebody would drop some food for a so more often than not. You know we'd make a couple of deals you know that we're good at that and we'd try to have a little bit better food so for one year. I think there were times where we ate better than a lot of AA guys. How did he like an Tim? Kirch in his has talked about this because you told him stories about this. What was what. Were ways that you guys pastimes during those long hours or travel you know. That was the funny part. Because you know some of those bus riser miserable. I mean there's no getting around it You can survive the southern league. You know you can probably play anywhere and and I used to look at him and think you know what he's happy because nobody can get at him. You know I mean I'm sure his leg got stiff and you know because he was so tall and everything but but he was able to let his guard down and we play Yossi. I mean he'd be in the back for a while a car to come up front with us but I and I finally took me awhile but I finally understood that the biggest thing was he was able to let his guard down because there was absolutely nobody could get him on that bus. What were the Ansi Games like? They were competitive. I mean now you gotTa know going in if you're going to play against him and I don't care what it is I mean. I've seen him break tennis rackets obscene Break Ping Pong paddles if you if you're GONNA COMPETE AGAINST HIM. You better be ready to compete. Because it doesn't matter what you're doing he's going to try to beat you. So how did the first pick a basketball game coming back because you know that they were probably guys in your team? Just dying for that to happen. Yeah I didn't want that to ever happen because that was that had that had bad written all over it. You know it just wasn't GonNa be good so we stayed away from that but the apartment complex I lived in and it wasn't in a great area and it was. It was had a blacktop. You Know Basketball. Corden had chain nets But champion Barney were sitting behind me and they were popping off about basketball and you know they were just messing around. And what Michael's ears perked up and the next thing you know here we all run this in my apartment complex. On the BLACKTOP shooting. Hoops and you know word of mouth doesn't take very long and the next thing you know there's guys from the neighborhood that have come in and we're playing five on five and I'm scared to death because I'm thinking I'm GonNa lose my job. I'm what twenty thirty thirty three years old. I got four kids and I'M GONNA lose my job and it was was one of the it was like it should have been televised. Because what watching what he did. It amazed me when you put a basketball in his hands how strong he looked. And then when you put a bat in his hands how how normal he looked. It was amazing to me Yeah how mortally looked with it playing baseball versus that. Yeah exactly Tim. Tim Loves to tell the story about you. Setting pick for Michael. He put the ball you know. He put the ball in the crooked his arm and he had told US getting irritated at a guy. That was Kinda push trying to push him around a little bit and so he goes he pointed to the guy goes ham going right there and I'm like on now and I went over to set a pick. And he picked the ball up and he put it you know under kind of crooked as he goes out of here. Kinda waddled away like kind of embarrassed and he took one step and I remember thinking No this is not could add well and the rim was bent became crashing down. He slammed the ball through the. You know the chain chain link. Net and knocked. The guy down was standing over him and he say don't ever talk to me of my house and my game's over. That's it time to go home that we've seen enough 'cause I thought this this I mean I'm glad I saw it but also wanted to keep my job now. You Know I. I have some sense of his relationship that he had you know with with Jerry ride store. Of course owner of the Bulls owns the white sox as well. Did you get any kind of guides from from folks way on high on sort of handle that? Yeah I did actually not a ton but a couple of things were. They didn't really. They weren't all that thrilled. That George Cole was a guy that was Michael. I mean what you call guy you know you. Just you know at Georgia met him as he was a dry limo driver and they hit it off and they didn't want George around like in the dugout and things like that and I kind of found out pretty quickly than having George around was way better so we kinda got him when uniform and told told to a little bit low key 'cause he was low key anyway that was the thing like he was. His eyes were on a swivel twenty. Four hours a day but he was not a confrontational guy. And I just thought hey this is gonna be way better and you know what was this guy helped defuse more things that could have happened and he was just another set of eyes and he knew Michael Michael trusted and to this day. I talked to George probably more than I talked to Michael there. Yeah as you remember the infamous article from sports illustrated with a cover. That said bag. It Michael Again. You spent your whole life in baseball and yet you've been around Michael. How did you feel when you heard about that? You know and I knew the guy they did too because I I in fact known him for a long time and and I even talked to him after that you know about it. And you know newest feelings on it and how you know how he didn't feel great about it I didn't think it was fair. You again again. I had an inside seat so I knew that Michael wasn't taking anybody's place and you know I just didn't think it was. That bad guy wants to play baseball. I I I did. He was hurt anybody you know. Did I think he was going to be good enough? I don't think we knew yet and again. You don't think James next burning because of the lockout it really put Michael and a tough predicament. But I will say this. When he went back to play basketball. I remember him calling me one Sunday on the way to the to the arena and he said a lot man he goes. I am enjoying playing basketball. More now. Again he goes. You guys love doing what you're doing and that made me feel so good because it was that obvious to him that we love doing what we're doing and I and I made me feel really good until I really feels like that. You guys developed a really great connection. It's still still lasts to this day. I think so. I'll get I'll get funny Texas once in a while. You know when things are happening or if something crazy happens in you know just he's got kind of that way about him or he'll you know like I said I george every time we go to Chicago we talk and laugh and tell stories but I try not to to say hello to often only because I've seen how he's lived his life and how People WanNa get at him and I almost think it's. It's disrespectful high. I you know you don't have to bug-eyed guy to prove that you're friends with somebody you know. I mean he's he's terrific. I I love the guy but I don't need you know again. I bet he's getting one hundred texts every hour. He doesn't need to get one more from me. And I gotTa tell you know in the time the closest thing that I ever saw that was derrick jeeter covering for four years and I told France I'm like I would not want his life for anything where no matter where he goes. Someone's asking him for something and how difficult that would be. I was amazed at the way he handled things. I mean you know. We love to golf together and we played a lot And his his way he would defuse things that that I frankly probably wasn't ready to probably more ready to go. Stick up for him or say something he he just on the half. Pay On the legacy. Hey let it go. It'll it'll pass and I remember thinking man you know you know some things you know set in the south back then it bothered me and he just he goes. It'll be okay and it just amazed me but I I didn't. I hadn't heard that he explained that you guys experienced that that would that would have been awful to be around and again it was awesome but there were a couple of times you know again Remember should be Shoal Creek Golf course and we were eating and we heard I heard some comments and I it was it was it was killing was humiliated and he just looked at me today. Let it go mentor. And that was it. We kept on eating last one for you. I'm assuming that at some point. When he returned basketball that you got a chance to see him in person. of guessing. He probably help you. Get some tickets. I and I'm thinking to myself. You must have had like this weird special pride as a friend of his watching him. Play that game that he loves so much. You don't have to funny stories and I never asked him for. Tickets wouldn't do that when it came to. When he came to Philadelphia now I'm a manager with the phillies and I took the clubhouse guys and we sat up. We sat on the floor bought tickets and we sat on the floor. And you know. Mj being MJ. He came over a couple of times like he was dribble down the court and he would kind of come over towards us and he'd be like this for you and any do some you know three sixty you in the clubhouse guys were like you gotta be kidding me. This is this is unbelievable and then a couple years later hostility phillies. They were playing in Chicago. They're playing Indian the playoffs and I I took mills e and Cisco we bought tickets sat behind the basket about ten rose up and at time one of the one of the guys security guys came up and they said Hey. Mj wants to see you. I said where they sit back in the locker. I'm not going back there. And he's like no. You gotta go so I you know I go back there. And they're coming out by now and it's pippen and Rodman and you know here. I am my Friday night going out sweater. That looks like from happy days. Big Hug you know came in. You're all sweaty. Get off me and we made little side. Bet on the second half and it was funny. Because you know there's a lot going on. And when he hit that point he looked at me. He Knew Ron Ralston stands. I remember thinking God I gotTa go. Oh that's so cool. Having gotten to know you and worked with you I can understand why it has such a trust in you terry. You don't want buster goes both ways and I appreciate you saying that but it goes both ways If he learned as much about baseball as I did from him about a lot of other things that he he was okay. That's awesome. I appreciate it. Tito you've gotTA Busk throw enjoyed it. Man Years Tim Kerchuns Baseball. Fix this about Kirby Puckett to purchase and on this date in nineteen eighty four Kirby Puckett four hits in his major league. Debut was Abe machines later on that year. Tom Grieve. Gm Rangers watching fuck indicating. Says this guy ever learn hour? He's going to be the best player and game and two years later became the first player. Ever have a thirty homer season following any season which he had zero boomers in five hundred effects but he was not about the numbers. It's all about that you aging smile and that's incredible energy famously. Toll is twins teams aboard game six of the Nineteen Ninety. One world series. And I might back boys. I'm going to take US home. Invaded greatly been in that game. He got three hits including a walk over and rainy. Bush was one of pockets teammates. Best thirty minutes of every day with the twins with thirty minutes right before the game. All the media was gone as Kirby went locker locker pump and everyone getting ready to play the Games. There was nobody. Life bleacher tweets pursued already buster bleacher tweets for Friday. I one up Jeff. Sandvik AT J. C. Sandvik. He writes in listening about the. Batista Flip. Got Me Thinking. Football fans seem to have no problem with celebrations. So who does does? Espn have any numbers of baseball fans. That don't like football. Is this small minority ruin it for us? All and it's an interesting point because football fans do loved the celebrations and when the NFL took him away. There was a huge outcry. So it's a I guess it's an interesting. Look at the two kind of demographics of people that watch these sports. What do you think I don't know about that crossover? But I'll tell you where I think. The ROOT PROBLEM IS WITH BASEBALL. Interns AVERTS RESPONSE TO BACKFLIPS. Is that? There's so much failure in baseball that e among baseball players the thought process is maintained. An even kill you have to maintain an even Keel. Because you got an over four today you might have an over for tomorrow and so to celebrate too much on any particular head They feel like will affect the even Keel. I think that's at the root of this. And historically you know players they don't like to celebrate too much because they you know they they know that the next over fifteen could be right around the corner And the the bat flipping Kinda runs counter that that makes sense. Aaron at a Ron San Diego writes in Jim. Leyland an emotional guy. Sharing Stories about alkaline. Got Me all emotional about baseball. What is each of your favorite baseball related memory that you shared with a family member or close friend quickly here? I remember I mean this is so pathetic given the recent history of the Baltimore Orioles but when won that two thousand twelve one game playoff against the rangers with my Guy Joe Saunders on the mound. I watched it with my whole family the night before my cousin's wedding we watched it like in this conference room at the hotel and we are all just losing our minds everyone has their own teams but we all love the orioles so it was. It was a funny evening. What about you buster? For me I always think about Brielle. Saracini this Nine eleven happened in her. Dad was one of the pilots of He was a pilot on one of the planes that went into the to the towers and She grew up in New Jersey. She was a big Yankees Fan And she was having a difficult time right after that happened And word got to the Yankees that Brielle twelve thirteen years old was a big Yankee Spanish. So I I was in Yankee stadium per workout. This is like just before. The playoffs started that year. And there was this girl who was standing the batting cage and Derek jeter was talking to and all the other Yankees coming over and talking to her and they were given her Yankee jackets and batting gloves enhancing or bats and she just had the biggest grin Got To know real Through the years Ten years after nine eleven. I talked to her about those days and about going to Yankee Stadium in about the call she got from Derek. Jeter saying hey. I want you to come to Yankee Stadium. And she said that was the best day of my life And it's always made me emotional to hear when she talked about the impact of that and you think about the impact players can have on people's lives. She's a wonderful person. Last time I saw her she was working for the s network. I still think she does Great person and and I get motion thinking about Brio. That's an incredible story more than just a game. Buster you know that last one four today. Debbie Gammons Brown the course of People want to see this as growing buster. You're probably not one for self fees but I think you owe the baseball tonight. Podcast audience a photo of. What's going on with your hair buster? Let's have it. Debbie look I had you television this morning. I was on the cast explained all about the hair and call the heat for the haircut. It is bad. I'm digging that up as soon as we're off here so there will be a rear this afternoon of this morning's broadcast in case you missed it this morning and you can see all about the hair. There are a bunch of tweets about it. Oh good stuff man. Or that doesn't for bleacher tweets. The week don't forget to check out the last dance and Thanks for writing in Hashtag. Bleacher tweets on twitter. And that's it for today. That's it for this week. My thanks today to Terry Francona for that interview. We did so long ago. Todd Radim Taylor. Schwenk have a great weekend everybody. Thanks for listening and stay safe for listening to baseball tonight. Podcast if you claim fantasy baseball don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN DOT com slash pod separate. It will be spoiled tonight the PODCAST.

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The Home Stretch

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

54:06 min | 2 years ago

The Home Stretch

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I'm kinda wondering if Josh didn't show up today because the patriots lost or maybe was because the Marlins won game number sixty. They picked up there sixty victory guaranteeing that he has to do a podcast in Billy the Marlin outfit, which one of those think it is. It's a combination of the both BUSTER, but I do have some inside information. I actually went down to Miami this past weekend on the golf. Okay. Okay. Golf and Josh text me saying, hey, I'm gonna need you to fill in with BUSTER on Monday. I said, all right, fine. And it didn't click for me, but once it did, I had to do some back over to the my Marlins guys. Why can get that that Billy the. Arlen costume up here. What do you think. What? What was the initial response or have you gotten one back yet? They're working on it. Okay. That that is very hopeful because certainly the Marlins have been better than what Josh expected better than what I've expected. How about you is Marlins fan, I mean is, is it not exactly what we kind of expected? Like a below, five hundred team that can fight because they got some young guys that are somewhat decent, but not a team that's going to contend for anything in the near future now, and we'll talk more about that later. We have a good bleach or tweet regarding it ex Marlin. We're going to hear from Josh. In fact, in Todd radio's weekly uniform contest. He's won a head of me. I hope he doesn't get to Adamy. We'll hear from Francisco door and Indians manager Terry Francona, but I, it was a rough weekend for shortstops. Let's get to it. The grim state of Maine, famous for lobster, and. Well, at least Jerry Crasnick from there. It's time for the main man. Jerry Crasnick on baseball tonight. Jerry Crasnick covers baseball. Free SPN Jerry to baggage claim Monday, which means there's usually travel involved with the podcast and today making my way back for from the airport through heavy traffic. Just north of LA Guardia. How you doing today doing well, how are you doing. Doing okay, but you know, we'll, we'll be it's a, it's a slog. We'll be doing a podcast on the move today and and you have to start with this the potential injuries to shortstops in the American League. We saw what happened Didi gregorius over the weekend and what a freak play on Saturday on the plane, which they actually clinched a playoff spot. Aaron Hicks was at the plate DD regards who's on base, and this is what happened. Linhart it that will appeal on rolling to the left Beal, Twitter, extra-base in TD rounds. Third, they're going to send him stating, here's a real pro, not in time over these win. They click a playoff spot in twenty eighteen. Ready, doubled by Aaron Hicks over the bag at third end of the corner. And I, yeah, Anki win three to an eleven inning. That was John sterling on WFAN on Saturday, Jerry well on Sunday after d did not play Aaron Boone announced to reporters the DVR glorious on that play at home to with the winning run to clinch a playoff spot, suffered torn cartilage in his right wrist. And if you look at a replay of it, it does. You could see he got his right hand caught in the dirt as he slid headfirst into home plate. He never pauses. He stood up to celebrate with his teammates, but the Yankees new after the game that there was a potential injury there. And what Aaron Boone told reporters is it's possible that Didi regardless may not play again this year given listen to Aaron Boone speaking with reporters. After Sunday's game, we were meeting. Is he okay? He's he's got tore some cartilage wrist on the slide home yesterday. So he he, he had an MRI today and then treat it with a cortisone shot today. And then he'll be reevaluated in a few days. How you what are your up, which optimism that you'll have him back on? Sure. I think there's a real possibility. We do. You know, there's also a possibility that we don't will will know a lot more in a few days and see how the risk response to to the cortisone shot. Yeah, Jerry Di Gregori spoke with reporters after Aaron. Did he spoke very, hopefully about what might happen. He thinks he's gonna wind up being back in the playoffs. But you do wonder if he's going to be okay, I write risks for a shortstop. It could affect his defense. It could affect his offense. That is a devastating blow for the Yankees. If they advance pass Oakland in the postseason, you know you, you wonder how they'll be able to hold up without him because you remember last year and he helped them win the wild card game with that big first inning home run against the Minnesota Twins. He was the guy hitting in the middle of the the right handed hitters at the top of their lineup. He's so steady defensively, yes, they have gleyber Torres as an option to play shortstop and he's a young player who in the time he played short this year made a lot of mistakes. Yes, they have dania to rea- you know, nice pickup by the front office just before that August thirty first deadline. But neither one of those guys are what DD resorts has been to the Yankees shortstop. No. And. That was a, that was a great segment with the interview. You know, is he okay? Is he okay? The. His car house had to be pulled out of him in bits and pieces there a little bit. And you can tell by the tone of Aaron Boone's voice how difficult that was to to mouth those words. But he is a guy who's just been such a such an important player for them since his arrival. And it's just such an important position busters, you know, you know, shortstops just it's difficult. I mean, they're, they're a lot of guys. You're gonna miss is you get to the postseason, but a guy like that is such a two way threat. It really is a major disruption, and we've seen what kind of impact he can have an October. So just a bizarre circumstance and and unfortunate injury at a bad tone. And that's when they're definitely going to have to keep an eye on. Yeah. And so the Yankees lose their shortstop. And then during our Sunday night, face ballgame. Game between the Red Sox and the Indians. Sandra Bogart's was at the plate for the Red Sox. He's playing as we go down the stretch out, supports done a great job during the regular season. Resting is guys, he feels like he wants to get them on a roll as they go into the postseason. Sandra Bogart's began this game closing in on a personal milestone. Ninety five RBI yet is ninety six early in the game. And then this is what happened during the game. Give a lesson. Still want to to Bogart's. Alex Cora wants to go take a look. Fouled that one right off his ankle. That was in a leave a Mark. And even though the the foul ball was off his foot or ankle. Wasn't at all missed him altogether. It's the shoulder that they're attending on Mogo arts, and I love this move here by Alex Cora. That's it. Do not take any chances with your all star shortstop. Zander Bogart's frustrated because he wants to stay in, but this isn't the facet you back through. This is the game that you battled through. He wants to stay in. And you could see Jerry that the Alex Cora and I was watching him in the Red Sox dugout. He immediately emerged because in the previous pitchy kind of flex his his front shoulder, his left shoulder and his swing after the swing is he is reacting to something, and then he did it again. And then Alex came out and he was actually halfway to home plate and he turned it back into his trainer like, hey, follow me, we, we've got some work to do here. So they went out. They talked to him according to the what Alex told reporters after the can dede- really did fight him. He wanted to stay in, but they got him out of there. And you know Jerry a shoulder injury for a hitter boy that that is a concern and you hope that he's okay moving forward. I mean, forget the personal milestone at this point, and I'm sure that he probably will be kept out of the lineup, but I think the greater concern is you wanna make sure he's ready for the postseason. Yeah. I mean, that's another one that's huge. And you know, I thought this at times when I've watched the Red Sox play this year, they score a lot of runs and their offense, but it's really not a super deep lineup. I mean, you have obviously bets Benintendi, JD Martinez and and Bogart's. And then then you talking about more role player type of guys, you know, Mitch, Moreland and Jackie Bradley, and and you know, Rafael Devers maybe third or Brock hold or Steve piercer run through the list. I mean, it's he key guy for that team. And again, they're probably even less equipped to sustain a loss to him than the Yankees are took a Goria so many talking about sue way Lynn or Brock hold, or you know, they don't really have a another shortstop on their roster, can get them through. Large running our Tober. So that's a potentially huge one. And it is nice to have. You know, cleanse didn't have the final week to be able to sip the guy, but still, you know if it's an injury that of any severity five or six days really isn't gonna help that much. So that's another one you're going to have to keep a pretty close eye on. I just hope that this is something that maybe is just a few day flare up that that he can get past to be be himself because they're going to need him at October. Yeah. And and look, I mentioned about how I feel like Alex has done a really good job of resting Red Sox. Regulars during the season he's intention is absolutely at this point, push it through to the end of the regular season because of that because guys just built up that that's that rest. And he knows that there are a few days coming off coming up in which the. Red Sox are going to be off because they're going to be waiting for the wild card winner to come back. And he also said this with a smile, he would not at all mind. He wouldn't be brokenhearted. If the Yankees had to play the wild card game out in Oakland because no matter who would win that game, Jerry they'd have to fly across the country overnight. He'd loved to complicate their lives, which is why next weekend. When they host the Yankees at Fenway park, he fully intends to push all the way through. But I don't think that that's going to have anything to do that plan have anything to do with his handling Zander Bogart's he's gonna give Sandra's much recipe needs to try to get that shoulder, right? And another one that's really developed over the last couple of months, the shortstop of the Houston. Astros Carlos Correa did not play over the weekend. He's got only five at bats in the last week. He's been dealing with his back issue the last couple of months. He's batting only two thirty eight. He did an interview with the Houston chronicle over the weekend. It, which he basically said, you know, this is the toughest year of my life because I've been dealing with this injury. He just does not look like the same player. Jerry since he's had this, and let's face it to me a one of the one of the issues that the s was really going to have to be dealing with in the postseason is overcoming a lot of these nagging injuries that these regulars have been dealing with. Yeah, you know another team that at least you know, they're, they're so deep and versatile you have bregman could play short Davao was, but you really would love to have healthy productive, Carlos Correa. We saw what an influence he can have last year in the postseason in the World Series, and you know the narrative for the us or there's been pretty positive a little last month. I mean, the bullpens pitch. Great. They're the starting all lined up. The offenses been good to winning games, tielerwaard Santa contribution. You know, it's, it's a team that seems to have everything going well, but that's one that is a little bit darn thing. You know, just to lose him. He can be such a big car in the middle of that order. And it looks like something he's going to have to cut his way through for the rest of this year. And. It's just tough to expect. I mean, the off season or the postseason so long that any kind of injury I think is is just difficult. I mean, the guy can maybe get through a couple two or three games with one of these nagging type of things, but expect the play at that level for three and a half weeks. So whatever they're going to have to play for is a lot to expect what guys not right physically. So some tough news for some of the American League contenders Metairie just being around the Cleveland Indians over the weekend. It's like they're checking all the boxes. We get closer to the start of the play offs. They force win the division running away. It's the season probably has been a slogged for them because they haven't had a lot of juice in their games during the course of the year. But they seem to be gathering some momentum as we get closer to the postseason and look all the things that seemingly need to go right for them for. Now, are you start with Josh Donaldson who day by day by day he looks more and more comfortable in wouldn't talk to Terry Francona before the game on Sunday. He mentioned about Josh boy. He looks like he could help us at ton. They talked about how he's defense has gotten better in his at bat. You know, the beginning, it was kind of ugly after joined the Indians, and then he began to take walks, and then he started hit the ball, the right center field. And now he's swinging with con. It's in the game on Sunday ninety. He was right on a pitch. He just missed and you could see from his reaction that he was like t's right there. So very positive there. He's also running the basis. Well, talked to chrysanthemum ETI on Saturday who heads baseball ops for the Indians, and it was the first thing he mentioned for players had a lot of cafes shoes. He talked about how Donaldson is running the basis well, so that's going well. Andrew Miller seems to be getting back on track his velocity, solid ninety, four to ninety seven miles per hour. Terry Francona did mention that they love to see him get into the flow of his outings a little bit more quickly as he's come back from his deal stint. It's taken him a certain number of pitches to get going finds it. And that timeframe seems to be getting shorter and shorter. Maybe the big issue right now that they're dealing is what did they do? Which wherever Bauer, as he comes back, he made his first appearance on Friday off the disabled list. He looked good through thirty seven pitches. I. Was the number, but the internal debate for the Indians is, do you store them or do use them out of the bullpen you Trevor? First off, he's was one of the best guards in the American League before he got hurt, but also he's a physical beast in the postseason. I think there is some attraction to the idea of having him available day after day after day, because he's a guy who can throw it seemingly every day for one or two or three innings. He's a great weapon for the postseason. What are you seeing the Indians. Yeah, that's really an interesting question. You know, the other three guys kluber across go clever juror and they all had two hundred strikeouts. Right? So I think the first team to do that, so you know if they can use him in that role, that would be a huge weapon. I'm not sure what his mindset is. I mean, he was, he was look, you know, up there with sale as young front runner until he got hurt. So how does he feel about what he buy into something like that? I'm not sure you know, but they, they had toyed I think at times with maybe going with the three man rotation, I know kluber and and Bauer could both do it, but him being in the bullpen. That's sort of an interesting thing to contemplate the one issue that they do have that I've seen though is Jose Ramirez really hit has been pretty bad. For about a over a month. You know, he hasn't hit well and you look at their lineup, and it really is just deep. Now before I think earlier this season, you saw three or four guys at the top of the order, and that was it. Now, all of a sudden and cannot Sione seems to be swinging. Well, law goes had a pretty good season. You know, kipness has started to head appears to be embracing this move to center field and obviously Donaldson you know, they've gone from a sort of a top heavy lineup to a much deeper lengthier lineup. But Ramirez is a guy who I think he has one home run since mid August, and I'm not sure whether what that is you around them, busted you, did you discern anything on why he doesn't seem to be swinging that? Well, lately, you know, changing positions or what might be the issue. But I, I think that's the guy they really need to get straightened out the next week. Yeah. And there's no question about that. And there's confidence because of his personality and his work ethic that he's going to be able to do that, but you're right that that's going to be a big one that you another guy who's also helped out with a depth to their lineup. Milky Cabrera Terry Francona just raved about him and that consistency. But when you give down to in that lineup, you know five, six, seven, eight there. No easy outs when you're talking about Donaldson and kipnis milky Cabrera, you know, an opposing pitcher having to work through some experienced guys. So I'm feeling good. Jerry about my preseason, pick the Indians to win the World Series. Yeah, you've been on them for a while. Hey, look, if the Browns could win a game. I think this could be. Yeah, it's flew Cleveland magic. Yeah. I know my brother's back in New England to be excited so that American League is just going to be a guard lead, even what the injuries and the things that you mentioned. I mean, it's those series are just gonna be killer series, whether it's the Yankees or the as come out of that wildcard. I mean Boston's a team that's setting a franchise victory, Rick record. Houston looks like such a complete team, and I think I think that's also helped Cleveland a little bit. You know, they're, they're a little bit of the dark horse. This year. Everybody's paying attention to everybody else in last year. They were the team that won, you know, was twenty two straight games and everybody was sorta talking about them. Nobody's really talking about them and and sometimes that's a good thing. Yeah, hundred percent of by the way the line of the weekend when we met with Alex core before Sunday's game, I asked him how he's handling the question of who should be the American League. MVP of course, JD Martinez in Mookie Betts. Dupe is players are considered to be among the finalists, and he answered it. I have twins and I love them both. That was the perfect response if you're a manager, right? Yeah. I mean, I look, I, I'm on board with Mukhi. I just think through his all around the bution. But boy, I mean, JD Martinez. He's such an incredible hitter. It's just amazing to think that you know, sometimes people talk about these, these moves you do or don't make and look when the Red Sox get JD Martinez. I mean, there was talk of, hey, get air Cosmo to play first base and they held out and get JD Martinez for what five years. One hundred ten million met looks like a pretty good bargain right now. He's just an. Amazing hitter and he's just made all the difference for that team. Yeah, especially considering that Eric hosmer got what one hundred forty, five million from San Diego. Now, the one thing we'll never know is, would Eric hosmer have responded to Boston in the juice of playing, you know, in a panorama differently than what's going on in San Diego where he basically doesn't have a lot of protection of veterans in that lineup. But boy, I did no question that turned out to be one of the great deals and the at this point, the hosmer deal looks like one that San Diego's gonna regret for while the National League this week, it we're basically down to five teams for four spots. It's remarkable that you know all these teams are they're sixteen now, but still within five and a half games each other in the National League, the Atlanta Braves clinch over the course of the weekend, but we don't even know who's gonna have home field advantage throughout the playoffs in the National League. That's how close they are together. Is there any team that's caught your eye in the last week or. So as we get ready to go down the stretch. Well, I mean, not necessarily for good reason, but you know, the Rockies are team. I did a stir young Friday on DJ LeMay Hugh, you know, and how they're, there's sort of watching him his free agencies coming up and it's sort of a tough emotional time. I think for the Rockies oh, let's say tough. But I mean it, it's, they love the guy, you know, and they had Charlie Blackmon last year Nolan next year, Aaron, auto and LeMay who this year and they wanna keep the band back together for as long as they can. And man, they just had such a horrible start to their trip. You know, they go to San Francisco. They get shut out twice. They're not scoring the go to LA. They suffer just three awful losses and basically give away the division it look like in three days, and then they go to Arizona over the weekend and they're really hanging by thread. And you know to there. Credit showed resilience and and one all three, but they're still chasing this week. They got Saint Louis in the wild card, and they got LA and the division. The one thing with the Rockies is their home. You know, they're back to Coors field and I believe they have what the Phillies and the nationals, and they have a couple of AL east. I at least teams that are out of it, and they really need to just get into full run-scoring pummeled people mode. Whereas Saint Louis has a tough schedule this week with divisional teams. So you know, that's going to be really interesting to watch. I mean, the cardinals have been very oppressive just with Tyler o.'neil and Harrison baiter, and they're young kids and Mike Schill. It's really been sort of a treat to watch that team. But you know, it's just two teams in different circumstances. But with the same sense of desperation, every single day is magnified. And there's going to be really exciting final week in the NFL. Yeah. And like you mentioned the corridors, they're the team that I'm watching because of the difficult schedule. They gotta play the brewers. They're gonna play the cubs this week, unlike their division rivals who don't have difficult to schedule, but Naven playing such an exciting brand of baseball. I gotta say that was unique. Walk off. We saw with o.'neil the other day, whereas teammates, you know, we've seen this thing with a, they dump, you know, water on the player. They vice on the player, they dumped gum, maybe they'll do that sort of thing. They'll they'll slam him on that on top of the helmet. At times in the past, we've seen them like like, pull off their jersey, but O'Neill was disrobe by his teammates the other day after hit, then walk off Jerry. He, he's in the Donna, see how he. Funny, he's a kid who got traded for Marco Gonzales. You know, when when Marco was pitching so well for Saint Louis, I mean for Seattle, excuse me. Everybody said, well, the worst, some people I talked to said, hey, this kid's got huge power and wait to see because he could have an impact in Saint Louis and he has. So it's just funny with that team. What's happened. You know, since shield took over and again, I I give credit to John Mozelle lock in the people in Saint Louis for sorta getting a, you know, having their finger on the pulse of the clubhouse and and the makeup of the young players they had and just the energy and excitement that they brought to that team has been really fun to watch. And here it's funny with the NO race, you know what? A three or four weeks ago. It was, hey, we could have six teams finish in an exact tie at the end of the season, and it could be just complete chaos. And then you know the Phillies croaked and you know the event bags right away Diamondbacks collapsed. I haven't been act collapsed, and it just goes to show how things can really sort themselves out with time and there is still some interest. I mean, when you talk about that compared to the American League, it's all down to, hey, where's the wildcard game gonna be and that's mcwethy for about two weeks. At least there is some drama in the National League to watch, and that that is going to be fun and entertaining in the final week. But in the American League gets the wild card. And as you mentioned, it's the the shortstop injuries for the contenders and those guys gonna get healthy and where's Trevor by? We're going to be, we're already looking forward to the postseason in the National League. It's, you know, who's going to get to the postseason. Yeah, I asked some of the Indians about how much they're looking forward to the postseason because it feels like they wrapped up the American League central like. Back in February. So you know the the opportunity of playing the postseason. We'll give an opportunity played some games with some juice. Last one for Jerry, I thought was a really cool scene in Chicago yesterday hawk Harrelson wrapping up his long career in baseball player. And of course he's known by recent generations for his work as a broadcaster. The final outage is registered, and then players staffers from the White Sox and the cubs come out of the tip. Their captain hawk Harrelson give a listen to how this sounded at the end of the White Sox cubs game on Sunday. This call. I've enjoyed. Very much. I have enjoyed it. Loved it. Never forget it. And you could tell. I mean, from that point forward hawk just could not speak. He was so overcome by emotion, especially as he saw the players from the White Sox in the cubs tip their cap toward him. It took him a while to compose himself. He was struggling to get words at Gerry, look, he, he's a divisive figure. So many fans don't like him because they consider to be the ultimate Homer in the way that he roots for. The White Sox in there is during the course of broadcast, I really like hawk, I love his broadcast actually because I love the passion and that for me is what really shown through on that. And his last day is a broadcaster. His passion for baseball. Cluster, you know, I grew up in New England and remember him playing with the Red Sox, you know? And he was he was a character back then and he's been a character as broadcast. I've had a chance to talk to them a couple of times, very smart guy, knowledgeable guy about baseball worked in a front office. I mean, he he is. He is one of the chew characters of the game. And you know, I saw an interview where I think people didn't vote for him as the number one Homer broadcaster. And he said, hey, I look at that as a compliment. So it wasn't unintentional. He, that's the way he approached it. And I, I'm one of these guys, I think who came around on hawk a little bit, you know, for a while, I would just watch from say how people put up with us. I mean, it's just it's way too much. And then I think as it gets time, gets closer for him to leave. You say, hey, there's room for all countries in baseball and. I just sort of enjoyed him. Yeah, you got some chuckles out of how Homer he was, but he is a guy who loves loves. Baseball is very passionate about it that showed through every broadcast and you know, so one of the guys who really leaves a Mark upon him leaving, you know, BUSTER. I do want to inject this before we go all. So I think it was Friday or over the weekend on Welke from the Padres longtime scout passed away. And I do wanna mention him because just the guy who coach Welke was beloved show. You came across his path by everybody in baseball. And I just wanted to mention that I just condolences to the Padres and his family and just a wonderful man. And another character of the game said, people are really gonna miss around baseball, had an impact on a lot of people and and a great scout and a great guy and. And just to see his passing? Yeah. On Friday, we talked about his passing. We mentioned, you know, this is that he was Pat Gillick right hand, man. All general manager Don Welke was his go-to guy and a lot of cases for, hey, go check out. John Olry. Go check out this player. Go check out this deal because Don walk with some of that. He really trusted and and as you say, a lot of people really cared about him and I heard from got a lot of Texas people who really liked on and wanted us to to talk about it. Jerry, thanks for doing this and great to talk with you. Thanks. 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Eighty automation, even unlocks refund or for friends who arrive at your place early for the game while you're still getting snagged. Now, that's what I call game day service. It's all controlled from the ADT app or the sound of your voice and backed by twenty four, seven protection visit ATT dot com. Slash smart to learn more about how ADT can help keep your home safe and smart on Sunday in Cleveland, Chris singleton. In caught up with Francisco endore the Indians all star shortstop. Give a listen here with Frankie Laine door and third consecutive season. The Indians are in the postseason men. How would you describe the difference between this year and the past two. We don't have home field vanish. Every year is a little different. You know, the furs ios. My first one know what respect I knew my second year, having idea which respect but and I just got caught up in hype of how we work. And this year it's I know suspect I know how we are, but we gotta go and do it. How about this? You know the years past the strength of the bullpen was just lights out this year. You had some injuries with Andrew Miller in two thousand seventeen is well, you guys had that long winning streak, and it seems like in some ways you guys have had to fight a little bit more and yesterday, Terry Francona saying it feels like the first time that they've really got the whole team together and healthy at this point. How do you see it? I suitable right now, you know, it's we have. We have how a lot of ups and downs, but that's good for us. You know, that's good because the other day we we'll know suspect. We all know that nothing's gonna be given to us. We didn't. We don't have to go out there and they're. And it's it's good, you know? 'cause the guys. They know they know what it's like to be to be down and they know what it's like to be up at the same time. So it's gonna be interesting. I'm going to be. I'm going to be ups and downs in the postseason a lot of everybody in the same line, one of the most impressive duos in the game as you and Jose Ramirez, I guess on the other side of the field Mookie Betts, JD Martinez, but you've added Josh Donaldson to this team and moving Ramirez to second base. First of all, adding Josh Donaldson. This is a guy that you play against a couple years ago in the championship series, but you add a player like that to your team. What does it do to your infield? What does it do to your offense is playing great difference and what a leg all the most is not how how good hit how good he's on the field. He's a competitor. He's gonna go out there and compete. He's a gamer and and that's what we have. We have gamers poses a gamer Dawson's gamer brand. Lisa game where you know is guys step been. It's. Time competes, we got win, whatever it takes. All right. So you have each year increased your home run total thirty six right now you're not finished yet. Forty might be a little bit of a stretch, but you you, you're not a big guy and with all the different philosophies to hitting in the way that people go about a, did you ever see yourself hitting? Almost forty home runs in a big league season. And what is it that you do to increase your power? Each year? I knew I was going to be able to drive the ball. I work as hard as I can on the during offseason as well to to be strong, was I gonna hit forty home runs, who knows. I would. I was gonna hit thirty. I would have liked to hit Iraq like to think like I was gonna hit, but that wasn't my game. I gain which to data. And then I got older is like. The fence is not that far. You know, like it's right there. I'm gonna drive the base way focus focus on driving baseball. Not off hoagies is. Put the volume play them run. I was like, I'm Dr face walk then run and that's, and that's what helped me to understand. Like, yes, I hit the power again. I can be successful driving the baseball now hitting home runs. It can kind of be like a drug and all of a sudden you see jumping off your bat in a hitter changes swing a little bit. How often it's sheer. Did you kind of have to bring yourself back to the home base and say, hey, just looking at drive in the ball, he gets out of the ballpark grade, but I'm going to try to, you know, be on base, hit fry average, get the ball in the gap and go. How often had you cut? It remind yourself every day every single day. I, I'm not our, that's the way I see. I'm not our hit. I'm someone that have to put the ball and play, but when I. Mentality now is not just putting the ball, I'm driving to Boston and then run, you know. So it's I can just forget that I, I'm not going to be hitting forty, five fifty every year. I I won't do it. It's that's not me if I'd do it great. But. Driving hitting thirty home runs. That's pretty fun for me. I'll say diarrhea. His chief executive of our weekly quiz graphic artists working be seen on fields all across America, all around the world. I am still one behind Josh in our weekly quiz, getting concerned is become down the stretch. But before we get to that Todd every week, you've been doing a uniform presentation for each of the thirty teams this week. You doing the Braves. I could promise you that my son, Jake huge Braves fan will be listening carefully to what you say. So you know, make sure make sure you say something's going to make him happy. Okay. I think that this will make him happy BUSTER. We shall see. But as you noted this week, we are taking a look at the Atlanta Braves and the uniform that Hank Aaron war when he made history on April the eighth nineteen seventy four. The look designed by Braves, graphic director, Wayland more represented, a fresh interpretation of what a baseball uniform could look like. Employing large blocks of color and stylized feathers on each sleeve. The club shifted from a navy blue to a more electric Royal blue, not to the growing influence of color on broadcast television, the Royal blue and white paneled caps featured a lower case a and the traditional brave script lettering was unencumbered by those pesky buttons reviews of the uniform were generally positive. Despite their break from convention when the uniforms were unveiled in nineteen seventy-two Braves manager. Loom Harris said, mom's the word these days. As far as baseball players are concerned. If people think that these uniforms or something, they wanna see how players dress after the game. I wear colored shirts now that I wouldn't have been caught dead. In five years ago. The uniforms are elevated, of course, by their connection to the great Hank Aaron's historic record breaking seven hundred fifteen th home run and the Braves bring them back is throwback with regularity, four decades after they were less worn on a regular basis. Gentlemen, I give you Hank Aaron's Worrell blue and white record-breaking bleeds uniform as we celebrate the twenty seven of thirty teens and thirty uniforms. That's remarkable. So the manager at the time referred to those mod, they were used as in a throwback weekend this year by the Atlanta Braves, and they look quaint right. How time Ben's all perception. I, I was actually in Atlanta at SunTrust park that weekend. It was in June and the I have spoken with the man before, but I actually got to meet Wayland Moore who is in his late eighties. He's an inspiration. He's still teaches art, and he got to be on the broadcast which was a great thing for him. And that look is so beloved. They play the Orioles. And boy that looked, it looked fresh. It's quaint people love it. It looks different. That's awesome. Well, I'm glad you got to see that in person. I got to. I'm glad you got to meet him. Todd. Let's get to this week's quiz is I mentioned one behind Josh in we're running out of time what he got. All right up before I thought the question I have to just with qualify. Remember there are no quick trick questions here. Boys known. This, yeah, this it's very straightforward thing. When Mike trout steps into the batter's box, how many times does the angels haloed eight logo appear on him, closest wins. Wow. Wow. Man. That's a really interesting question. And there are no trick things. I can't even the under the under cert- or hidden on his shoes or anything like that. Your form in headwear. Got it. Thank you. Thank you for clarifying. Do we know he has. Wow. Oh, man. I'm going to go with to the gonna walk through my thought process. You don't have to because the answers three. They were wrong gentlemen because actually four. But closest wins, though. Right? That is correct. Right at one sleep patch, right? Another sleep pets, the a in a circle and the a in angels on his jersey, two, three, four courses to the t- wins. Wow, since I didn't get it right BUSTER, I'll just say that I just pick up a half now. I'm up by one and a half. I was that just say that it was, you know, the picked up a full one. I mean, he he laid out the ground. He, he, he said ahead of time, closest win. So you absolutely win. I would say this, here's why I was wondering if it was a trick question because you said when he came to the plate, I was trying to count the number of times he did like practice wings. In other words, from the centerfield camera, how many times would you see. And I had in my mind's eye was trying to imagine his his regimen as he got ready. So. Got throwing onto any. I know I got thrown off a little bit. I threw myself. I should say, absolutely just got a right, I got it wrong, and I am now to behind and I'm in big trouble. So. On ice in the studio BUSTER, whatever, whatever, go get the Bill, the mortal outfit while you're adding. Over the weekend boop Shami of ESPN. Radio spoke with Terry Francona the Indians manager give a lesson Tito. We start with the important stuff. How excited are you seeming. Pretty tight. It always excited to see a friendly face plus how you supposed to answer that. No, you have no chance answer that. Just make you comfortable right from the beginning. No. Look, serious guys have clinched a division again. So you're talking about three straight years at amazing. Run that this Indians group has put together. Told me a little bit about this team. You've added Donaldson. It's obviously a group that can score the pitching's a little bit different. How do you feel about your team right now was hard is we haven't had our team all year. We went through our bullpen struggles. We had some injuries, and we're at the point. We have ten games left in the year, and we're kind of approaching hopefully being the first time all your that we have our team. And by that I mean Donaldson third Ramirez, a second kipness center and having Miller back throwing soul, you know, it's, it's a little unsettling. But last year we were unsettled in the play. Offs, I'd rather do it now and then give yourself a chance in the playoffs. I wanna get to the playoffs in a second, but first, let's talk about the middle guys and with Lynn door at short in Ramirez. At second, he's played third mainly, but he has that versatility. Can you just tell the folks out there how good these two are and how they've improved? It seems year after year, I think as they learn the league, they learn what people are trying to do them. As long as they stay healthy. You see them getting better. You know, the grown into more power. I seems like after remind people about Ramirez because everybody knows about Lindor, but Hosie is putting up monster numbers even with the last month where he's kinda cooled off. He's on pace for, you know, my goodness sakes and man. He just his motor never stops and and defensively, you know, now that he's at second and he's got some repetitions there. He's really good there. What have you seen from Josh Donaldson? At least so far? One it was obviously worked really hard because. When he got here, some of the things that we were, you know, we'd heard his arm. He stolen the heck out of the ball. He's bouncing back the next day with his legs. His at bats are tremendous me swings about so violently, but he doesn't go out of the own much. You know, he's just a baseball player. He's a really good baseball player last couple of years. Your MO, even your identity was, hey, man, let's get it to our bullpen because we have lights out guys down there as a manager. You have to make the adjustment. Your bullpen is not as good this year, but is it difficult at least in the early stages of the season when you're used to managing a certain way? Because you know what your strengths are and you have to change off of that. But you know what I think the first half of the year are starters led the league in any speech. So you try to get to your team strengths and use them go to them and try to stay away from maybe some of the shortcomings or at least you know, don't don't expose them. I think that's what any man. Tries to do is like you don't wanna get stuck in one way. You wanna take your team and use their strengths. Yen did a curse in Boston. You want to World Series there Pittsburgh kid. Now in this super working class town that appreciates this team, you've had really good success. When you wake up in the morning, like what puts us and your face about this job? When motivates you? One I woke up. Are you kidding me of thrilled mafia grown. I'm happy. That's one more day, but I, I love coming to work here. I mean this you spend time with me the people who are so special people I worked for I, I'm not real smart, but I was smart enough to pick a good place. I think you're smart. You're underrated say it's great. Thanks. Bleacher tweets. All right, Josh. Got me off the golf course to do Bleacher tweets. I think he didn't want to do them. That's why. Yeah. Go figure right. I. One comes from the sandlot at little Mike Carson with the l. i. l.. BUSTER, how much does a single MVP award impact the players hall of fame chances for players like Mauer, Jimmy Rollins, whose careers often debated. It seems like they're in VP award, rarely gets mentioned in the discussion. What do you think it's just one more part of the resume. Look when we talked about Joe Mauer's potential hall of fame, Tim cartoon a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that he'd want an MVP award, and then you look at somebody like Dale Murphy who was not voted in the hall of fame and he went back to back MVP award, so it doesn't necessarily put them over the top. I think it's part of the package and if Joe Mauer ever gets it, I don't think Jimmy Rollins at this point is is going to be close to being a hall of Famer, but with Joe Mauer it feels like he's going to be a borderline case. And yet it'll be mentioned next from Eric Van Meter. He's at Eric Van Meter with two solid. Six plus innings starts after coming off the deal to lift the cards is Adam Wainwright the last of the Paul Bunyan's in the National League. No, there's a guy out in San Francisco who may have defined the eve all bunion starter named Madison Bumgarner and look. I think, Walker bueller as a chance to become that guy time goes on, and it's interesting conversation with a general manager of the weekends. Look it, no doubt that baseball is turning to relievers more and more. He said, but look at the American League teams. All those teams reliance starting pitchers still in a big way, whether you're talking about Cleveland with Corey kluber and Trevor Bauer, whether you're talking about the Astros with ver- Lander. And with Garrett Cole, when he talking about the Red Sox with Chris sale, David price. So I think the responsibility put the hands of a lot of starting pitchers is diminished, but there are still some Paul Bunyan's out there. It's great to see Adam Wainwright have this great finish to this season to -solutely next from another Bleacher tweet legend, PK Steinberg. He's PK Steinberg, p-a-k. What was the point of firing, Jeff Bannister with ten days left in the season. I wonder and I have not Doug hard into this question PK, but I wonder if it's a professional courtesy and I think teams should do this. They if they know what they're going to do with the manager, they should go to them and say, this is what our intention is. What would you like to do? Right. The Rangers finish their home stand. They had a nice moment for Adrian bell. Trae John Daniels, you know, his worked well with Jeff Bannister in recent years. I know he's had a lot of respect for him. Maybe he went to him and said, hey, here's the deal. We're going to change managers. How do you want to handle the year? And maybe Jeff said, you know what? I'd like to take it to the house. I really feel like the Orioles have needed to extend the same courtesy to Buck Showalter by the way, if in fact they're not gonna bring back as manager. I hope they've already told them what their plans are. He's earned that next one comes from Eric Engelbert. He's at ISA teric Eric zero. If there was a utility player of the year ward, who would it be named after Tony Phillips shown Figgins Benz overs and who would be this year's winner? Well, for current generations you had to call the over Streit. It's gotta be the silver because when you talk to teams in bandages about players being versatile, like Marlin Gonzalves of the Astros, the guy they always references Benz overspends over seem to create this mold that a lot of teams of follow in recent years. Last one night regret to answer. This. One comes from Keith Glazer at key. CG isn't an easy definition of MVP if all jeans were holding a draft of all players, knowing exac results of the twenty eighteen season, which player would they select? I, this guy says he loves Christian yelich, but it would have to be Graham right. And that's an interesting way to look at it. But as soon as I saw this question, Anthony, I thought, boy, he's not gonna be happy that Christian yelich x. Marlin because you're the last Marlins fan in the face. In Christian yelich. That's one of those trades I think has a chance to go down in history specially after yelich wins the MVP award this year. I mean, but that's a string of a long line of trees that will go down in history when they treat away Magog Cabrera who ended up winning the triple crown. His jenner's. Okay. Anyways, that's we're not going to get to that. But just looking at his stats from this year three twenty two batting average thirty two home runs eighty six rupees last year. Two eighty to eighteen eighty one. He's a young player is getting better and he signed to an incredible long term contract. I still incriminate the Marlins should have thought more about keeping that group together. He saw the numbers that came out about their attendants, and now it's the worst since the two thousand four, Montreal Expos, we know what happened with them. But anyway, we got, we got sidetracked with that because I knew of your bitterness. The traded Christian yelich l. difficult. It is for you to see what he's doing with the brewers to answer. Keith's question. I think that if you looked at it your way you right, if every general manager knew what was going to have. During the year and they knew the kind of year degrom would have. Yes, I don't think there's any question you'd be the first player chosen, but that's now how I'm gonna pick my MVP. I think it's should be Christian yelich. Thank you guys for sending me these tweet, especially Yuki the pre sheet that one keep them coming scab on Rippin your scab off real. We're not gonna get two more. I can go for this for another hour anyways. Senator tweets, he's in the hashtag which with tweets. That's it for today. Thanks to Francisco, indoor Terry. Francona Chris singleton boop, shabby. Jerry Crasnick, Todd Radim and than Anthony Colletti worked through his bitterness to produce his cast in place of Josh macrey who's bitter about everything at this point except the uniform logo contest that we're doing. Have a great day everybody and thanks for listening. Listening to the baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball, forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN dot com, slash pod separate baseball tonight. The podcast.

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Cleveland Baseball Team Reportedly Dropping Indians Name After 105 Years

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Cleveland Baseball Team Reportedly Dropping Indians Name After 105 Years

"Presented by the salvation army in a year with fewer red. Kettles helped rescue christmas for the most vulnerable to give ask your smart speaker to make a donation to the salvation army or donate at salvation army. Usa dot org cleveland. Baseball team reportedly dropping indians name. After one hundred. Five years by tom weathers the cleveland. Indians are changing their name. After one hundred five years citing three people familiar with the decision. The new york times reported sunday night that the team moving away from a name considered racist for decades. The indians have been internally discussing a potential name change for months. A team spokesman told the associated press. The franchise has no immediate comment on the report. The times said the team could make a formal announcement later this week. It's not known when the name change will take effect or if the team has settled on a new moniker. Cleveland's move away from. Indians follows a similar decision earlier this year by the nfl's washington football team which was previously known as the redskins for years. Native american groups and others have protested against cleveland's use of indians as its name as well as other imagery used by the american league charter franchise founded in nineteen zero one last year. The team removed the contentious chief. Wahoo logo from its caps and jerseys but the smiling cartoonish mascot has remained popular and merchandise is still sold bearing its image. The indians have dealt with the backlash from fans upset over chief wa whose removal and the club is certain to hear more with the decision to change his name in july. Just after washington's plans became known after being pressured by several sponsors including fedex which holds naming rights to the football team's stadium cleveland owner. Paul dolan released a statement saying the team would review the best path forward with our team name and the months since the team has consulted players front office members. Coaching staff community leaders shareholders and native american groups. A few days after dolan's statement indians manager. Terry francona said it was time to move forward with the name change. I've been thinking about it and been thinking about it. Before we put out that statement said francona who has been with the club since two thousand thirteen. I know in the past. When i've been asked about whether it's our name or the chief wahoo i think i would usually answer and say. I know that we're never trying to be disrespectful. And i still feel that way. But i don't think that's a good enough answer today. I think it's time to move forward. It's a very difficult subject. It's also delicate.

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Out Of Line

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Out Of Line

"At indeed we believe a resume is great way to see an overview of a candidate but you're not hiring resume. You're hiring person that's why indeed offers tools that help bridge the gap between a candidate and the resume like skill tests which let you actually see candidate's abilities connection to make sure they're a good job. See beyond the resume with indeed experience indeed for yourself today and get a free sponsor job of grade on your first posting at indeed dot com slash promo terms and conditions apply eruption but I'm Mike Wilpon. It's great to be back Tom. You missed me right. WHO's this person who exactly is it wait? Let me let me go back in time. Is it Lark. We'll von is visit niche will want or is it. Mike Wilbur is the real mike will bond on instagram twitter. If you don't know now you know if you don't know me by now you will never never never gone back. Neela a quick very happy to have you back banking. We'll do the P._T._i.. Boys and girls in today's episode the Mets Land Marcus Stroman rooks kept the wins again but most importantly will on his back it and we begin today Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer reacting badly from being pulled from the game last night by his manager Terry Francona before Francona even got to the mound in the bottom of the fifth with the Indians down seven five dollars overturned and through the baseball into the Centerfield stance on Francona had a problem with this d you I understand why Terry Francona wherever problems team he's gotta manage players. GotTa Manage Eagles and personalities. I I understand completely why Terry Francona was say. Get outta here me watching as a connoisseur of baseball. I loved it. I mean this is the emotion that you want to see right. If you're a fan of team and I just wanted to see it there's a fan of baseball I felt this way I in highschool pitching and somebody lit you up or even worse yet a bunt and a gloves and a single in error you want to do something. He did it Yeah Hood for him and now you Josh you have to pay the price though yeah and I find myself agreeing with all of that because when I saw it on a highlight this morning I thought wow that's totally crazy. It's pretty interesting but if I'm Francona I'm upset because I expect you to put the ball in my hand. You're not to throw oh it into the Centerfield. What did you think as a guy who's followed baseball for sixty five years joining it thoroughly? I do have that worry that maybe you have of let the kids play is going to become something where we see wild behavior all the time and then we don't even like it anymore but I thought what Francona said his exact words were. The were the best words which is what the bleep is wrong with you it to to Bauer who by the way Mike has a reputation as is being disliked sometimes teammates by a lot of other people sort of tax agreed in golf so I thought I apology he ain't that this. I'm not sure he isn't. I'm not sure isn't I thought policy was terrific. I thought totally the older I do. I thought he owned it. Yeah I had patrick read is never taken. That recall has an pint that look Tony would I if I was trying to trade for this guy right now would last night's episode have any impact on my willingness to deal for him. No not at all. The only impacted might have is the price might go down down which would be good at you trying to deal for him. Yeah Not Nice. Try Nice. Try trying avoid this complicated story about the team of your youth your New York Metropolitans even though they're five games below five hundred five games behind the wildcard leaders and we're considered sellers in need of a rebuild they bought the mets traded raided their top to pitching prospects to Toronto for all star Starter Marcus Stroman. We don't know what this means for. Noah syndergaard's wheeler yet and the move is being mostly criticized. You want to jump on the mets and start beating a dead horse to when I saw it this morning read about it in the Washington. Post did seem odd to me because we talked for a full week about the mets getting rid of Noah syndergaard. I didn't understand why they would do something. I've come up with a possible couple of explanations. Mean one is that they're not that far out in the wild card. They're not they've got a chance to win and get into the playoffs too is that if stroman was one of the better available pitchers and you got him then the market for Syndergaard it goes up you might be able to get more for Syndergaard if you wanted to deal and the third one that makes the most sense to me is they just got a good pitcher. What why is that bad? We'll get a good pitcher Tony if he was under contract until twenty twenty three three hundred twenty four. I think there'd be less criticism okay but only being under easily under contract I believe until twenty twenty just just just exceeds and that's it. So how long are they going to keep him. God knows the mets have money. They can do whatever they one but Tony. I also think point to something else. You said this okay. Maybe they got a good pitcher and maybe they can use him to start the rebuild. You don't have to wait until you're covered his bear to start the rebuilt particularly when it comes to pitching. So I don't WanNa beat a dead horse. I don't want to call the mets particularly stupid for this. I'm not GONNA do though it's not predicted. No I mean that this sort of strikes me as the de Ngelo Russell trait. You know what I mean that you got somebody you see if he fits in if he doesn't fit in your trade him you put them in some sort passes. I liked this kid because he's a long island kid you. Where did he grow up Suffolk County on Long Island where Stephen was declared Suffolk County? Was it really Long Island. We'll let you declared them Brooklyn Brooklyn. Is it really New Yorker the night here that somewhere somewhere Oakland and queens or not really long island even though they are physically suffolk is not as good as Nassau lager off but he's a long island plus. He's five seven. He's only five cents amazing yeah. They're good five nine but okay no fudge seven. There's this report Netanyahu that Ezekiel Elliott is holding out for what is being referred to as Todd Gurley money girly. The seemingly breakable running back for the rams makes fourteen million dollars a year the most of any N._F._l.. Running back Elliott who's production. It's reasonably close to girlies is currently making six million dollars on a rookie contract that runs to more seasons. We'll bunch should Elliott hold out for girly money. I I know this. I'm not going to get into whether he should hold out. Ezekiel Elliott is more valuable valuable than Todd Gurley certainly to the Dallas cowboys cowboys have been through this once and Jerry Jones about twenty seven years ago decided. We're GONNA wait and we think we can play without this number twenty two Ima Smith and as you know because we were both covering the N._F._l.. Then that lasted until they went on to Jerry say one it was twenty six years ago and he signed him and they won the Super Bowl. I think you'll Elliott is up damn near as value. I can't believe I'm saying this as Emmett Smith relatively actively speaking I'm not saying he's GonNa be Smith for years but relative to this team. The cowboys team is putting tummy if he's not there. They're going to go six and ten if he was hold off the whole year they need him. He's got delayed Yeah I. I think they do need him. There was an interview. I believe it was today with Jerry. Jones and Jerry Jones pointed out this very interesting fact because like you I think Jerry Jones is not a faceless conservative billionaire but a show and ruled mate the steel but he said you know only Emmett Smith and Terrell Davis were rushing leaders on teams that ever won the super bowl which seemed to sort of undercut Ezekiel Elliot's position. I think I would pay him but this is what I would worry about. I'm going to have to pay Dak Prescott quarterbacks more important than back yeah. I'm going to have to pay Amari Cooper and my paying too much for Ezekiel Elliott in a league that tends to devalue running backs. Even though I think he is a work horse producer you can't look at the League quarterback who I think is more than serviceable I._T.. Can Be the quarterback on a winning team Tony. He's not Aaron Rodgers right on through it all over the yard and not depend on the running back the personality of that offense and that team runs through his equality so I mean I mean look I love Girlie girlie anywhere near as valuable to the Rams Ezekiel Elliott is the cow tug spent the playoffs on an exercise somebody again okay so let's not get nutsy Tony. Let's get the something we really both care about now the P._G._A.. Tour specifically Brooks kept those win yesterday. In Memphis over a bunch of glamorous pursuers included rory mcilroy nothing else legitimate to observe rather than Bruce kept great. There's actually a school of thought out there. This is kept it doesn't win enough. Non Majors like tiger who when everything Tom I would like a lifetime ban on any dope open the media or elsewhere that others that sentence please tell me your full agreement in dealing with this nonsense so thank you for mentioning Tiger because tiger is the standard by which everyone is measured and and to me tiger. It's not so much the tournament one outside the majors though they are voluminous I think he's second only to see him in ornaments one but it's you know for most people it's the majors tiger had a ten year run where he was the greatest person in the history of golf the only person who can be compared to Tiger legitimately as Jack Nicklaus but in kept this case Mike he's got four majors already. He's twenty nine years old. If he gets sick the highest number right now that the players is filled with five if chapter gets to six or seven you can actually mention tigers name and talking about capital you can only I don't mention tigers name 'cause like you just said titles out there. Nobody's with him but Tiger Jack and nobody else gets mentioned brooks. Kept is the most important manning golf right now because tiger can only really play in the majors and can't really do well in those other than the one in Augusta Brooks kept going comes out and while this obviously wasn't a major this past weekend. It's a big deal. I mean what's happening in Memphis the way it's time to the Fedex Cup. It's a big deal and the only seems to win when it's a big deal that's for him. Let all the little's win. The Honda Classic Brooks kept is out there when the lights are bright and the money's big and God bless asked him because he's the tour now it's interesting you say he's out there in the whites. He doesn't even practice. He has said people when you see me on TV. That's what I'm playing. He just forty five. Five he's leading names before the tournament he showed up tie show up at our before is eight of media and sports writing so sorry now that people can't celebrate with Nathan NATO. They can't recognize a star Star people that stupid now are chosen profession really he's a star and he gets their forty five minutes before tee off time which is nuts. Let's take a break coming up the red sox three or four from the Yankees you should they be concerned with the one that they lost and is Siahaan really still growing and what does it mean if he we all think that practice is important in golf and he doesn't even practice practice important for you and me peak. Apparently Johnny got a twig offset when he was three and from that day on he was hooked all he wanted to do was Gulf Gulf Gulf. He'd be on the links before school after schools all he ever wanted was to go pro and then one one day when he was holding his grandson and thinking about his twelve handicap Johnny realized it just might not happen for him but you know what did happen for him. He switched to die go and saved a bunch of money on car insurance so that was good and sell was hanging out with his grandson great at sending US emails but could be better then mowing us money then mowing know what what's first mealtime then mold should the red sox be satisfied and winning three or four against the Yankees or frustrated with Chris Sale. I mean I guess you could be somebody's questions. What people expecting sports now? He's still so dumb. I know the series in Boston. I and it'd be better if the socks seven to nine out whatever it is but they won three out of four against the Yankees. It's not even August. I shut up people. There's plenty of time to get in as a wildcard team or as a division when I understand sales e._R._A.. Raise like north of six over some period of time. They need to get him right but you don't Tony they can get to the playoffs with Chris sale struggling they have in the past or without him entirely and they can this year too. I would just go back to last year. When David Price had a terrible year and then in the playoffs David price was great and that helped the win the world series so I would not be initially frustrated with Chris Sale? I'd be happy winning three out of four from the Yankees. That's right. You got four more against the Yankees this week. I'd be happy winning three. We ought four again against the Yankees. They got forty four runs in four games against the Yankees. I can't even imagine somebody looking at the dark cloud their of Chris. I don't like this is like the kept the story don't get our people in our business either that desperate force story line or now that just absent of intelligence. This is what we gotta deal with every day. Are you buying David Griffin's contention that Zion Williamson is still growing. What does not unbelievable Ziya Williams's Williamson's nineteen years old right? I mean when I was I I grew two inches you know in college in college and I got near a little bit early him in terms of age but I I did that. Growing in One Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty so zion can still growing this comes about because people like well. The athletic I guess was asking David Griffin how much he should wait and grip said we don't even know how Tali is a will be. We gotta deal things that deal with his strength and of course strength yes. We're paying attention but let's not prescribe a number two this just yet yes so I didn't know David Griffin went to med school. I didn't know he was a pediatrician and he could predict people's growth. I personally think what design Williams ways to to sixty five or two eighty five or three five. I'm not sure that the number matters I think what matters is the physical force with which he lifts off and lands okay and I don't know that that's David Griffin is saying I know what you said. You take a shot Adam David it griffin is putting I guess David Griffin is say he's going to be seven foot tall by next Wednesday. He didn't say doctor. I Don Davis Rippin. They'll this us. I see nothing's changed in the three weeks. I was gone is Jeremy Lin wrong to feel so down on himself. Well Jeremy Lin was supposed to be delivering sort of a motivational talk yesterday in Taiwan and he was really rough rough on himself. Let's let's check out. This sound in English are saying it says once you hit rock-bottom Domi ways rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more free agency has been in some ways the N._B._A.. Is kind of given up on me. Outta have to talk about a championship that I don't feel like I really earned. Let's talk about a future that I don't know if I want to have and honestly these is just it's embarrassing and stuff. Wow He's weeping. He's weeping my. I'm eating let me let me just say this. First of all I understand when you look at other people your peers who are making two hundred forty million dollars you wanna piece of that are fracture before you wave by but Jeremy. I have a hell of a career. It's like nine years. Here's a guy wasn't expected to ever be in the N._B._A.. Nine years average eleven four he had about a month or two to himself insanity. I Love Jeremy Lin. If it's over it's over but he can keep playing somewhere else and make money but. Man I feel bad for him feeling bad. I don't understand I'm going to echo what you said. This is an undrafted kid out a harvard or I._D.. Plays nine four years in the N._B._A.. He's got a two month period when he's playing for the Knicks with Lynn Sanity as you mentioned where he was back to back covers on sports illustrated arlene who ever fourth and Jeremy Lin would be enact no way hooting Jeremy Lin. I understand that he feels. He didn't really earn championship in Toronto because he didn't play. Maybe you'll play again and maybe he won't Jeremy. Lin can look back on a remarkable career. That's out there you right now if somebody to write this down Jeremy Lin is gonNA play for an N._B._A.. Team I think so. I'll be great. Minutes won't be great money for the rest of the world the N._B._A.. was yesterday's raised Pitch Nastier than last week's okay last week Tony. I was in China so I couldn't see this live but this guy oliver drake he throws what looks like old fashioned screwball grew ball say something sexual pedro but it's a fastball details away and that's just literally curved thrown by chaz row so literally curveball. You can't throw that pitch for more than I duNno two or three years because then you will be like David Johnson in the fugitive and you know what that let me one arm baby. You'll be chasing that guy auto so you can't throw that pitch long. I don't know what pitch was better. I throw the literally curve that screwball man with your elbow your arms coming off you. Keep doing that so both of these pitches or unhittable they're great which leads me to this question what how can raise be sixty and forty. I know if they got those they ever lose a game can who she is out there in the pitch after the six disease. I don't understand how so you could ever lose a game if you're pitcher can deliver Tony Different pitch. You can't throw those pitches very often. They don't have to throw them twice for two outs enough email. Let's take one last break but still tecom. Should we be impressed by the sixteen year old one three million dollars playing fortnight really should this catch counted as a catch or Homerun Tony. I'm very angry about this kid. <hes> the four it means my kids not practicing enough. That's what it means practising practising matthew you let your family down three mill people up to twenty six birthday Dak Prescott John Prescott and Zeke Elliott came in together. The cowboys in two thousand sixteen Elliott was the fourth overall Pick Prescott was a fourth round. Pick both have been terrific for the cowboys. One major differences Elliott is holding out because he hates his rookie contract. Prescott is in camp because quarterbacks never hold out women. Who Do you think we'll get more money in the next he'll Elliott a Prescott will quarterbacks to hold out 'cause they don't have to hold out in salary disputes? They go get paid and it's getting the answer that question of course is Zack. Happy Anniversary Wilmer Flores on this day four years ago the nets infielder who was windy organization since his sixteenth birthday became visibly emotional as mets fans gave him a standing ovation with rumors swirling about his impending trade to the brewers except one thing floors was never actually traded so mets fans loved them even more for his show promotion. After eleven years with the franchise flurries signed with the diamondbacks this off season he's only played in forty eight games largely due to injury you know Zach for MEDAC by the way be He'd have been better off with the brewers. I mean a brewers are going to bitter shot in Arizona right now getting somewhere in the playoffs happy trails to this Minor League Homerun Marlins prospect in Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp outfielder Stone Garrett went back to the wall and then over it to rob the Biloxi shuckers of a home run their five grade catches every single day in baseball and three times. Somebody goes over wall but this guy really went over the wall. He was out of the stadium and his name name is fabulous stolen Garrett and now the evening news would stone Garrett Tony at the ball carries you out of the stadium. I feel the play I think that's you know it's a home run out. What can you get in in a car drive out and position yourself? Catch it if you're not in the field of play if you don't care where you come down and tax the ball in the air. I believe that's an out one omission bengals wide receiver A._J.. Green will miss six to eight weeks with torn ligaments in his ankle. Let's go to the big finish here. It is six hundred fiftieth home run. Is that significant. How about this Ruth Aaron Maze Zeppelin Significant Company? Yes it does so you discounting bonds with those guys with those every night due to the nats put Max Scherzer on the injured list with a mild rumbold strength. Are you out there with you massage table. No I'm terrified so far. This is three starts who missed in two weeks. I'm terrified. He's the best a sixteen year old one three million dollars in the first four night World Cup. Are you impressed. That's more than people win like for Golf. Championships and Tennis Championships Kids Sixteen fortnight. I hated it now. I hated less Odell. Beckham cost sixty seven passes one hand from a judge gun machine without gloves you impress. I'm impressed with everything he does on field off the field not so much on the field sure last one bears kicker Eddie.

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8-10-20 Mike Trivisonno Show

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8-10-20 Mike Trivisonno Show

"Pro, Pay Taxi Plug. In that tank, we deliver propane straight to you extend your. Went through that's. Pain taxi. Pentax. Dot Com let's cook in this weekend. If rilling is your plan, then make it easy on yourself. Go to propane taxi dot com enter Promo Code bbq Ten for ten dollars I barbecue tank exchange delivered to your door. It's that easy with propane taxi so you can focus on family friends and fun radio station. The My trivisonno show on newsradio. Eleven hundred hey, welcome in it is fun to be back with your jets Lewis in for the big guys today alongside Carmen Angelo. Anthony Alfred Franken tank behind the glass making it sound and look pretty foul Cornell on news and well, a lot to talk about today ladies and gentlemen. It's been a new spilled weekend We may not have college football this year at least if the conference presidents have anything to say about it but there may be the wild west factor we'll get into that the Indian speaking of wild west it was a wild one last night in Chicago a rain delay of forty four minutes but the. Tribe. They win an extra innings. Finally goes their way critical sacrifice bonds squeeze everyone to look at it the line to shields helping get the Indians over the top and another magnificently pitch game by Shane beaver and this bullpen the big news though for the Indians on two fronts, the Good Terry Francona is going to be back tomorrow in the DUGOUT managing. That's a huge sigh of relief as his health now has continued to improve to the point where he can return to the bench. The person who will not be with the team is police act. He was sent home from Chicago after breaking team protocols after he was out with friends. In, the Chicago area and out of an abundance of caution, the Indians decided to send Zach Police at home and disciplinary measures are likely to follow here in the coming days. With that. Carmen great to be back with you buddy. I know we've got a ton of other stuff to get into but first of all load management for trip today you and I can handle the load and this weekend. Yes. We are playing the role of manny motivated load management. Let trip number one Jaylo he cannot stand that phrase. Because it's so many times attached to the likes of a Kyrie Irving or Lebron James or Steph Curry. Yes. Load management the guys need rest. What is what is trip? Say They work thirty eight minutes twice a week they need load management we're not. We're not like iron. Mike. You're awesome. Grandfather who Was a laborer, my grandfather frank who was a coal miner they never took load management days. Did they know they didn't know straight through and pandemic or not? They always showed up to work wherever that may be so. It's it's. Great. To have an opportunity to be back here, I really enjoy doing the Monday nights on talk force during the layoff and Enduring Quarantine. But now that we're back to work it feels even better to to get one of these rare opportunity. So as he said that loaded show today, we'll talk with Jon Morosi of Fox sports at four fifteen today get his take on where the Indians are obviously the latest with Tito and Zach please sack and where the Indians will go from here they've got two games against the Chicago cubs beginning tomorrow night at progressive field. If you remember, the cubs haven't played in about four or five days due to their series this weekend being canceled due to Covid. An outbreak with the Saint Louis Cardinals that is still trying to be corralled if you will. So the cubs would they significant layoff? We'll see how that plays out. The Indians will be off on Thursday, and then they're right back out on the road with three against the Detroit Tigers and then they'll finish with three against the Pittsburgh pirates next week we'll talk a little bit about President trump and a couple of initiatives that he put into effect this past week one of those benefits you the worker directly and that is a payroll tax deferral program it's looking like it's going to be worth about twelve hundred dollars per worker and yet again, another piece of legislation or executive order. That this president has taken pen to paper for you and that needs to be remembered as we are under ninety days. Now until election day next week will be the Democratic National Convention albeit it will be remotes it will be via zoom will Joe Biden be awake for it? We don't know. It will be coronation of one of the worst presidential candidates Democratic Party has ever put out there. We are awaiting word of whoever the vice presidential candidate will be that news could come here any day but Karma no our our listeners out there are going to be faced with a choice. They are judge jury and executioner in how this election will go and you and I have always been an advocate for private enterprise for the ability to allow different corporations, different places of work to function during this pandemic. This president has done everything humanly possible to get things open again to allow fairness to a even more. So get relief for those people who still yet cannot go back to work So it'll be it'll be interesting to see next week when this DNC gets off the ground and rolling what the platforms will be. We know that Bolshevik Bernie out there. In the far left the whack job ao see what they will try and put forth as a underlined democratic program. But let's face it is the Communist Party. Of China be nominate Iovine you know what Jalen AGO This certainly is the most important election of my lifetime of your lifetime. This is capitalism versus communism I mean, and it's clear cut add. You know my support for our fearless leader Donald J trump. I can't imagine a country or a world which you'll buy as this president. America will be ended as we know it Carmen. It's plain and simple do on six, hundred, seventy, thousand, seven, hundred number jump in on the conversation. As always we'll take your calls. We are fair imbalanced here every single time. Texas as always two to one, zero, nine, five brought to you by absolute roofing without further ADO. Let's skip the news in here with Kaoh Corner. Johnson. It's three Oh six White House press secretary Kaley mcenaney defending President Trump's latest executive actions Democrats in Congress failed to act in the best interest of Americans hardest hits by this pandemic. President trump stood up for every American who through no fault of their own needed relief. Trump signed a series of orders late, last week aimed at extending enhanced unemployment benefits, discouraging evictions, and deferring the Payroll tax. Cut Meghan. Any said Democrats failed to deliver? So the president took action she also accused them's of playing political games. One person is dead following an explosion involving three homes in Baltimore five people that were involved in three of which were transported in serious condition. To the hospital boy Adams of Baltimore city fire said, it's not know what caused the explosion but the fire department said on twitter that it was a major gas explosion efforts are also underway to recover. One More Person Mayor Jang Kyung says, he's offering his prayers to those affected more than half the owners of restaurants. In Ohio believed, they won't be able to stay open much longer at least if conditions do Kobe. Don't change the Ohio restaurant. Association did a survey members and more than half said if conditions don't improve in the next nine months, they'll be forced to close for good only seventeen percent of the restaurants that answered the survey say they'll break even this year the only ones doing well fast casual and pizza places they had of the Restaurant Association is putting much of the blame on capacity limits and also the limited hours for alcohol sales. I'm Tom more. W., t. a., M. News Kidnapping Victim Amanda. Berry is lending her support to a new program in northeast. Ohio called Operation Safety Nets US Marshall led initiative and it's aimed at recovering endangered missing juvenile very told our Bill Wills the program helps to identify missing young people who are at high risk for human trafficking and abuse in an amateur daredevils is in the hospital after a base jumping in downtown Cleveland and witnesses who recorded the incident are still in shock. Look at Bravo. We gotTA help firefighters say the man tried to parachute off an apartment building on East Twelfth Street yesterday when the winds caused shoot a snag on a building across the street, a ladder truck was called to rescue the jumper who suffered a broken leg. On Wall Street. The Dow currently up one point, two percent at three hundred and forty three points the Nasdaq down point three percent. That's thirty two points and the S&P five hundred point three percents. That's about ten points. Am Sports. Tonight off, they host the Chicago Cubs Tomorrow Night at Progressive Field Tribes Skipper Terry Francona we'll be back in the Dugout for tomorrow night's game. He has missed the past eight games while dealing with a gastro intestinal issue and an official announcement. Tomorrow or big ten leaders will officially postpone the upcoming football season to the Kobe nineteen pandemic on the home of the Indians, an cavaliers Carmen Angelo newsradio. One hundred for more on today's top stories sign up for our daily newsletter at W.. T. A. Dot. com. San Hotel is not the same thing I've seen that at the Fisher. The Fisher House I know is a huge part of land recovery for somebody like my husband for them to know that, their family members are taken care of that's a huge burden off of them so they can concentrate on their therapies. Just having that assurance that no matter what as long as we were there for and that someone would be there to take care of us. Took so much weight off our shoulders. How can you help good fisherhouse dot org. Hey taxi. Plug in that tank, we deliver propane straits. Exchange. As went through that's. Paying? Taxes. PENTAX DOT COM. That's cooking. This weekend if really is your plan, then make it easy on yourself. Go propane taxi dot com enter Promo code bb to ten ten dollars I barbecue tank exchange delivered to your door. It's that easy with propane taxi focus on family friends, and fun, Paul Ryan Young now. The MITROVA son show on newsradio WTA eleven hundred. Everybody Lewis for the big guy today alongside Carmen Angelo a period of topics to get to and We'll welcome your phone calls at any point today to one six, five, seven, hundred eleven hundred texts. Window is wide open at two, zero, nine five brought to you by absolute roofing right big story of the day in the sports world at least. Here is that commissioners of the power five conferences held an emergency meeting last night. Amid growing concern among collegiate athletic officials in the upcoming college football season and other false sports. CanNot be played because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, no major decisions were made last night we do know Karm that the big ten is going to be holding a meeting at six o'clock eastern time tonight. Multiple sources saying that. It is likely likely the big ten will cancel their fall or their football season as early as tomorrow morning. Now, there is no corroboration of that yet apparently, there has been no vote taken. But the big ten following a meeting of their own on Saturday. Basically came to a consensus at least from what we're hearing. That they are going to cancel the season and they wanted to gauge if commissioners and university presidents, as well as chancellors from the other power five conferences the ACC, the big twelve, the PAC twelve in the SEC would fall in line now I'm of the opinion. And we are a facts based show. So we'll support this opinion with facts. Is there any evidence that football in the fall puts players health at risk? It's not about what you think it's evidence. Is there evidence? Okay just in the state of Ohio. The age bracket of newborns to nineteen year olds there have been nine, thousand, two, hundred and twenty one cases. Two hundred, twenty, five hospitalizations and two deaths. So that gives a death rate. Of Point Zero to two percent or. A ninety, nine, point, nine, nine, nine, seven, nine, recovery rate. Okay From Twenty Year olds to twenty nine year olds. There's been twenty, thousand, seven, hundred and twenty, five cases five, hundred, seventy, eight hospitalizations amongst those cases. And fourteen deaths. That makes a death rate. Of that age bracket. Point zero, six, seven. Or? A ninety, nine, point, nine, nine, nine, three, three, percent recovery rate. And we want to cancel fall? Sports. I. Believe. That the evidence shows that we can play not only college football, but I think we could play high school football was what high school teams are still practicing. And they should. This is evidence based right. This isn't what the governor thinks. Positive negative test. He can't even get that right how many other people has that cost? Not only livelihoods but James their lives altogether. And I've seen a growing amount of college star athletes coming out and saying. We get hurt more by not being allowed to play. Trevor Lawrence Right. Overlords Justin Fields I believe quarterback for Ohio state has come out and said that. I won't be shocked if the big ten comes out tomorrow and says, we're canceling the season and some of these school presidents say you know what we're GonNa do our own thing. We're going to schedule Games. I won't be. surprised. And this is the issue you have when there is not one. Commissioner for the Sport For and you can. You can go down the line same thing with college basketball, right? The NFL NFL and cultural are completely different. The NFL has commissioner. There's a plan in place. All of these schools at least from the college standpoint. I won't be surprised if they want to go do their own thing and there's been rumors out there that Ohio state wants to join the big twelve wants to schedule Games against those teams. I fully believe the SEC, which is basically an economy in an of itself. Okay. That that puts more people to work. than. than any. Sport in the South you played in I see. Absolutely I won't be shocked if they say, okay, you guys do what you want. We're GONNA play. WON'T BE SHOCKED High School athletes I believe should be able to go play. I just don't understand. I don't understand how just because. Someone thinks this way in a in a position or in a position of decision making? That the evidence doesn't just smack them right in the face to six, five, seven, thousand, seven, hundred, the number to jump in Let's go to the phones. Let's lead off here with Jack, from Canton Jack Lock him into the trip shop. I firmly believe that we're GONNA have to start jumping up and down and demanding that we open up the damn country. I mean. Ninety nine percent recovery rate what. I what more evidence they need? And we know that the number of. The World Health Organization have been putting out and Dr Kelsey skewed anyhow. Yeah. I don't. Think I guess really. Cancel all sports. None of it makes sense. Absolutely none of it makes any sense. Jack I appreciate the phone call and I again knew that at least on the sports side of this, there's hundreds of thousands of people. That are affected by these games not being played me. We've already seen that Carmen in professional sports. A yours truly affected by baseball starting. Late. I can already. Tell you from colleagues and our broadcast business that. Those in. Saint. Louis those in Miami that have continued to lose work because. Games had been postponed. But so far there have been. Minimal by the numbers at least in the state of Ohio. Minimal hospitalizations amongst that age bracket of High School in College, age athletes, you talk about the minimal hospitalizations and the very, very minute mortality rate. Now again, Jensen, any life that lost is tragic but that being said, do you think some of these chancellors or presidents in the power five conferences are like all right what if it does happen to us and the attention for a lawsuit against the school, the conference and the NC AA for allowing them to play football. I know that's a big narrative for a lot of these people in it is the fear of of that happening. I also know that there could be. Some way to meet in the middle at I'm just thinking out loud here. If you're an athlete that wants to play. You can sign a waiver or whatever, and say, Hey, you know what? I'm doing my own free will we are a country of freedom. We are country for you. WanNa play go right ahead. We'll repeat the numbers again when we come back, don't go anywhere jets Lewis in for trip one more trip show on Newsradio. W.. E. Eleven hundred. Contests. My tribute Sano. Show on newsradio WTO l'armee eleven hundred. Plenty of people on the phone lines. If you to join the conversation you may do so at two, one, six, five, seven, eight, eleven, hundred Texas as always to two, zero, nine, five a couple of good ones to read to you karm the media controls politicians, they'll destroy anyone on the right or left sharing their brand of compassion. But as it pertains speaking politicians as pertains to our current topic here Lieutenant Governor. John Huston just tweeted. What's The Greater Risk to people underage age twenty, twenty, five canceling person learning and extracurriculars parentheses he has sports to protect them from covid or. Chance how they'll fill this talk. You can't take these things away from young people and expect good health academics or life results. That's pretty well set. Well, remember. Lieutenant Governor John, Huston attended Dayton was on their nineteen eighty-nine National Championship football team. So he is a tremendous advocate obviously for academia first and foremost, but for scholastic and interscholastic athletics. So we shall see tomorrow they are going to address in their two o'clock news conference both Ustad and Mike Dewine the return to school and obviously what that may hold for fall sports in the away. CHESA. Yeah. Yeah. That'll be a fascinating news conference to because they'll definitely undoubtedly be the question of governor you had a positive and a negative. How many other people do you think this has happened to? So I'm sure he's going to have a lot of music deface. Let's get to the phones com. I'll let you lead it off here. Who Do we got first joe? You you just referenced the fact that that these the governor has these news conferences I'm remembering a news conference from March twelfth when Dr Amy. ACTON said for sure that she knows on March twelfth to knew for sure that there must be at least one percent of the people in Ohio infected with the virus which would mean it was over a hundred thousand people currently infected at that time today, we hit a milestone. That one hundred thousand people have been infected. And eighteen thousand are currently infected. The others have either died or recovered. So we hit those numbers after. In one, twenty, four hour period our own governor got a positive and negative test. Well. Right. Yeah, and. And That's that's straight. But if it's even if it's true that one hundred thousand people have been infected. That's that's five months after she said that there were Kirk. Honored Thousand People at least a hundred, thousand infected and Joe that was a march twelfth. You are indeed correct on March thirteenth on the trip show Mike interviewed Dr Amy Acting and called her out on that and said if she's right, she should deserve a huge race if she's wrong, she should be fired and he asked her how did you come up with that number and she says, well, that's what our models tell us okay and obviously the models from the evidence, the model yes the models and Models they don't know all about these things. That John. But you'll thank you so much for the call. Again. I'm going to reread these numbers. Some people have been tweeting me asking me to do this. So again, the age bracket word we're talking about. The impending doom that we may be facing from college football and perhaps fall sports in general whether it be at the collegiate level or at the high school level. Here are the numbers it Ohio. From the newborns and nineteen year old age bracket nine, thousand, two, hundred, twenty, one cases, two, hundred and twenty-five hospitalizations only two deaths and the twenty to twenty nine, age bracket twenty, thousand, seven, hundred, twenty, five cases five, hundred, seventy, eight hospitalizations, fourteen deaths. So when the newborn to the twenty, nine year old category car. That's sixteen deaths. In almost thirty thousand cases. And not even a thousand hospitalizations, your recovery rate. Is Ninety nine, point nine, nine, nine, seven, nine percent for the new more nineteen. Ninety nine point nine, nine, nine, three, three percent for the twenty to twenty nine. Just saying, you know I can tell you my son plays for Saint Marks and his season was canceled Thursday of last week and my first my first thought was my God because. I know the numbers of which you just spoke. Okay and yes, I'm a father. I love my child while I. WanNa see my child get covert absolutely not Do I want to see potentially the worst case scenario absolutely not. It kind of tore my heart out because he loves the game so much. Yeah. All of us as parents we love watching our kids I, don't know call me a bad parent I I wanNA I. WanNa see my child play whether it's football basketball his baseball owners rugby seasons were canceled. You guys. There was one thing that I wanted a chance that I mentioned this last week the trip I wanted to see a number of they should keep track of WHO's actually a symptom matic when they do. Co. We should see the percentage of that too 'cause. It's like seventy eighty percent of people that's going to eat a lot more mind sue about. Yes well, Kyle you know that. This is this is politics. Now, controlling this whole thing if that number does not support the measures that they want to impart on us, that number isn't seeing the light of day. We know that I'm telling you I know there's a lot of people when that news came down about governor dewine testing positive, and then the same day testing negative. How many people tore their hair out about? How many other people has this happened to? How many other businesses? How many other school? How was this completely overriding? Decisions. The numbers are what they are. Here's the evidence gay it's over it's almost one hundred percent recovery. I mean you're you're tens hundreds, thousands of a point from one hundred. We know it won't ever be there but I mean that's as close as you can physically get. Car who else we have on the phone. Actually will probably want go to Kyle we'll turn to the phone line. So if you're on the phone lines hang tight, we'll thrown over kyle right now with news and we'll get to right after kyle. Arm It's three thirty, four, White House press secretary, Kaley mcenaney defending president. Trump's latest executive actions trump signed a series of orders late, last week aimed at extending enhanced unemployment benefits, discouraging addictions, and deferring the payroll tax cut Megan, and he said Democrats failed to deliver. So the president took action thirteen officers were injured after a violent weekend in Chicago, the city saw damage in the bag -nificant mile area where police say a large crowds could be seen breaking windows and entering stores in the meantime at least thirty shootings took place over the entire weekend. Warden has been hired for the troubled Cuyahoga County Jail Michelle. Henry will take over for the job after serving his a correction ward and assistant in Lorain county she's the first woman to hold this position. And some Italian health department strongly recommending all schools start online. This year officials say rise in cases in the county is behind this reasoning is daily case counts nearly doubled from five, July two, forty, five currently. Three news forecast from the mister euro hot butter cheese steak weather center. Here's Jason Fraser this afternoon, we're going to warm up to the low nineties in Leonardo. This evening will cool off into the seventies slight chancing scattered rain showers thunderstorm, and then tomorrow warming up to the upper eighties and an afternoon chance for a rain shower. This report is brought to you by the podcast the listen to podcasts. Now. Just the fact of community spreads says that at least one percent at the very least one percent of our population is carrying this virus in Ohio. Today we have eleven point seven million people. So the math is over one hundred thousand. So that just gives you a sense of how this virus spreads and is spreading quickly. My trigger son. Osho on newsradio GAM eleven hundred. Clip right there Dr. Amy Acton way back when in. March. Carmen had alluded to about. The one percent already infected. Ohio that was March Twelfth Jensen. Yes. That was the the model so that the supermodels. That showed that yes the Kate Upton. Yes. Yes. Those models about as accurate as probably Kate Upton. So Two. One, six, five, seven, thousand, seven, hundred we get a up back to the. I saw her get out of that truck at the All Star game last year. And it was well, what maybe six weeks after she in Jaw Justin just had their baby right believe it or not she she looked pretty good. She looked pretty fit. There's another guy that's certainly out kicked his coverage down the speaking about kick actually that website clay travis saying now just literally tweeting an hour ago Ohio state to the SEC player and coaches start the movement. Wow. That that can be interesting. Again, if you're just joining us the big ten is going to meet tonight at six PM eastern time. To discuss what we are hearing is the fate of the college football season for that conference I could be cancelled as early as tomorrow morning, but we shall wait and see. To what? Six, five, seven, thousand, seven, hundred, we have back on the thoughts dino. Dino, your hey good. I. talked to you. Buddy I brought I brought something up law months ago about these tests to to you guys. Bring up to the governor but was never brought up but there is something very much going wrong with these tests that are spiking people were wearing masks. Quite a while now and me not being a man square until this mandate notice more and more people were wearing them how the heck have these numbers spike if people are wearing masks. So often there's something sinister poorly going on here around this country also tour I think the president needs to come up with these lotteries little task force to go to these laboratories and have double check or make sure they're doing improperly because I was not put a pass treasonous communistic left party to be threatening these. Labs make sure they're coming up with more positive casting to hurt semesters chances of reelection to keep this going as long as it can because of the chaos is causing and we know how Pelosi humor work. So that's my comment pro I want You know what I'm saying go tribe and hear what you have to say about it. Thank you for your time and got thanks appreciate it. That was a fabulous lay out there. From Dino, get him on the trump campaign right now that's that's pretty solid. Again, it goes. It goes to the to the narrative car that. If the numbers continue or or they're you know Again. I go back to this this this twelve hour period twelve, twenty, four hour period. Our own governor who had been apparently had been following the protocols wearing a mask. Doing everything possible. Gets a positive test gets a negative test. How many other people has this happened to ten in again the overriding part of this is that it is shutdown. Businesses, for good in some cases. It is. And I know people have called fearmongering but the evidence as we said, and we'll continue to read these numbers because I know a lot of people are are sitting there bewildered like you gotta be kidding me but I'm with Dino how the numbers keep going up everywhere you go car someone's got a mask on every time I go to the grocery store got to wear a mask to go maritime it go to the gym got to wear a mask to and from pieces of equipment. Okay. Everyone in there's doing it. Yet the numbers keep going up. And that was the question that was posed to governor dewine and again Jensen. He danced around if there was no clear cut answer and what have we seen since these news conferences started in early March we have seen a very few clear cut answers to the questions of the media that are down there in Columbus. Trips questions while we have had the governor on, we've had him on three times in the past two and a half months you know talking about this pandemic idiots just more confusing every single day. So I don't know what the believe and we're not I don't WanNa say we're being lied to but were being lied to by many of our leaders or if they don't have an answer, we get the old. We'll check into that and we'll let you know the next news conference. Yeah. Yeah. Two, one, six, five, seventy, seven, hundred, hundred. WHO's next Raymond. Raymond. Hello. I'm. Yeah I'm here. I'm calling about taxes. For takeout food. I think it's time to start taxing takeout food because there's no taxes being collected except on pop for takeout anymore and majority of orders now are takeout. And if they want to get some tax revenue coming in, they need to change the law at long as passed a nineteen thirty six when people were find food to take to work nowadays with A. Fast. Food joint on almost. Every corner. They're losing a lot of tax income from takeout. Food. Not Having taxes on I thought I, pass that along. I'll let you talk about. Thank you. Okay. Thank you. Raymond. Thank you for the call and Jensen. Obviously, you want to look at it. I understand Raymond's point there on additional taxes on takeout food you want to explore any possible avenue. You can especially when you're status cash-strapped like pretty much all fifty states right now because of this pandemic trip had a great point and you're you like to play cards I like to play cards he point blank ask the governor about making. Internet hold em or poker legal in the state of Ohio. Can you imagine the amount of revenue stream that would be when the state is hurting for every single penny? wait for legalized gambling as far as sports go wait till the sports buck legislation and all that gets approved and then the regulations are put in place I mean states all neighbouring around getting this kind of income no doubt about it but I don't think anyone wants to pay more taxes car loan exactly. I don't WANNA pay more taxes but I was just I was piggybacking off his comments to additional revenue streams and I'll tell you, I'm not GonNa lie I would be among those. That logs on my computer and plays like we did back in the day when poker was legal without a doubt without a doubt, do have a quick programming note for you. Before we get to the commercial break at fifty Ohio Congressman Local Congressman Anthony Gonzalez sanding nations, Grad Ohio. State. Grad former Indianapolis Colts, and now congressman representing our district. He will join US Jensen to talk about the potential of no football in the big ten or another conferences Anthony will join us at three fifty five. A couple of good texts coming in here to to one zero, nine, five brought to you by absolute roofing twenty, five new cases of COVID. Were reported yesterday and then eight hundred eighty three today someone is lying here. Don't we said it's the narrative. Can they keep controlling you? and. You know basically. Trying to make you believe. With all those social distancing with all the other things we put in place. How do these numbers keep going up? Remarkable. We got more people on the phones we'll get to you after the break and reminder. Jon Morosi will join us at four fifteen next hour talk some baseball the state of the race in the American league central. We got a trade deadline as Rosie's update coming up in a few weeks kinda crazy to think about that and much more. So they'll go anywhere jets Lewis in for the big guy on the trip show newsradio WTA eleven hundred. Dot Com. My trivisonno show on Newsradio W. T.. A.. M. Eleven hundred. They abandon the Land Right there ladies and gentlemen, and it is always a pleasure to have this walkup music for one of our great defenders of freedom. Now representing Ohio Sixteenth Congressional district since two thousand, nineteen in Washington DC. It is our great friend of the program Congressman Anthony Gonzales Anthony Thank you so much for taking the time how you doing brother. I'm doing. All right. How are you guys? Thanks for having me. Great Song, of course. It was between that the Ignatius, fight song and Anthony. I can't have that played but anyway, thank you so much money I again thank you so much for reaching out to us. I greatly appreciate it. Now absolutely thanks for for squeezing the in Yeah I mean I. I I'm seeing the news unfold like like you all are and and Couldn't honestly could not be more. Disappointed to see. That the big ten and some of the other conferences at are thinking about just canceling the season entirely. mainly for these kids and then I I, am I've shared this with a lot of people but. I I just. I don't think people realize what the college football experience is for some of these individuals right I went to Ignatius for good failed you know if this would have been canceled for me, I would have been very upset but I probably would have found my way. There's a good percentage of these rosters were for these kids. This is the one shot they have is the one opportunity they come very difficult backgrounds. This is the one. Place, where they have structure and they have the support, they need to be successful not only on the football field, but in the classroom and a rip that away from them and it just tear it from them at the last second I think it's catastrophically bad for these kids I, think it's horrible for these kids not only here in college football, but you're seeing it in in high school football as well. I think it's just disastrous. Yeah Congressman I'm glad you brought that up because we alluded to this earlier in this hour about the Lieutenant Governor John Houston had tweeted earlier this afternoon of what is the greater danger of of what these kids will do to fill that time. Now that if indeed the season is canceled, this is not only for football, but you're talking about a lot of athletic departments around the country that are. Considering canceling false altogether, we have schools where kids are not going to be on campus. So now what I think that is an important topic for people out there and and I think you've eloquently stated that like this is a huge ecosystem that changes lives for the better and allows people to learn time management disciplined life skills and have mentors people that might be able to recognize if a kid is going in the wrong direction off the field or in a different area I think that is a massive massive narrative here that people are just not paying enough attention attention to. I couldn't agree more. We have we have a great example right here in Cleveland Ted Ginn senior I talked to him last week or the week before when the Senate League. Decided they were they were gonNA cancel the fall and I'm just telling you I played with I don't know probably a dozen, maybe two dozen kids who went to Glen Bell who played for for coach again, every single one of them with no exceptions consider Ted in senior their father, their second father, certainly a father figure and. What. Are they gonNA. Do what are these kids going to do now? You're literally not your it's not just about a sport. You're literally taking away the one thing that they have in their lives that gives them the structure and the guidance and the discipline all the things you learn I've been blessed I've went standing nations. Ohio state. Got An MBA at Stanford I learned more inside of a locker room at Ohio state and I did in any classroom I ever went to because you you have these incredible leaders and you're going to take this away from these kids and they're gonNA fill the time with something and what is it going to? Be I don't know but I know for sure that it's not going to be as good as what they're getting on that football field or with those with those mentors and it's not just football. You're right I'm speaking from a football perspective because that's what I play. But the same thing can be said for volleyball and field hockey and all these sports. It's not just about what happens on the field it's about the life skills you learn how you deal with one another how you navigate through difficulties overcome adversity as a team. My goodness if there's something that we need to learn in this country and have a little bit more of its those. That you. Team Sports and you're ripping not away from these kids. I just don't get it and Anthony You talked about, ted again. If you look at the collegiate level and you know a most times kids are closer to their position. Coaches not so much. The head coach and these kids they need that structure and so many kids lean on assistant coaches. You look at a kid like, Jeffrey Okuda who suffered a tragic loss in his life when one of his parents passed away and that's not going to be there kids aren't going to be able to approach their coaches whether it's the head headband or whether it's their position coach you nine times out of ten. You're closer to than than the head coach. Correct. Absolutely. I mean Look Darrell Hazell was my coach at at Ohio State Clyde Christians and my receiver coach or the colts that it was Frank Reich incidentally but but these are these are people that that I call still to this day at for guidance and support and advice same with Jim Tressel Tony Dungy I, think I've called him twice since. Some some of the social rest, pick his brain I mean these are the relationships that you're able to build inside of a sport. Because of what you're doing because of the common bond because of the common objectives because of the team environment and I'm just telling you, it's a disaster for these kids. It's absolutely disastrous and I I my heart breaks for them I wish or than anything in the world that whoever's making these decisions. needs to be very thoughtful and maybe should sit down with these kids face to face and go home with them and go see where they live and go see the neighborhood and go see what what it's going to be like if they're not in school and if they're not playing sports I, promised that will open semis. Unfortunately, congressman One of the things is it seems like since this is this has happened the secondary or ancillary effects have really never been taken into account and it seems like that's going to be the case here with the the fall sports. I. Think you're right and again you know the other thing I'll say is look I'm not saying there's no risk. Obviously there's risk what I'm what I'm really saying let's Give people some options here because from what I can tell when I talked to families in my district when I talked to coaches in college football. When I talked to the players, it doesn't doesn't everybody basically feels the same, which is look just give me the option. And the information give me the option. If you know if I'm high risk if I don't WanNa play if my parents don't want me to play if they feel like that's not the right thing then pulled me out by all means but to not even give the option when everybody wants to play I'm telling you coaches, players and players parents, by-in-large WANNA play. Some who don't they shouldn't be forced to play. But for those, who do my goodness? Can we please let them play? Congressman Anthony Gonzales joining us for another minute or two. Okay. I'll put it to you this way. There's been a lot of reports that some of these individual schools and we'll take Ohio state that may go play in the likes of the SEC if the SEC is going to be the one conference that stands up and says, Hey, we're going to play. We're going to put a schedule out there we'll take. That we can fit in. Can you envision a scenario where maybe across the country these these conferences say we're not going to have a season what the teams end up saying and the president of those universities say forget it. We feel confident in our group. We feel we can get this done. WE'RE GONNA go schedule the Games. It's an interesting question. If this were any other than twenty twenty I would say no but this is a crazy year So you know I don't know I'll say this I mean if. If there are college football games being played somewhere whether that's in the SEC, the big ten or some conference stays Elvin. There's GonNa be a lot of great athletes transferring into those schools. I will I will I will tell you that because these kids want to play and they're gonNA find a way to play I i. I I believe that. Well listen. It's always a pleasure to talk with you congressman appreciate your insight and our fingers crossed here because. To, hear the the best damn and the best ambandoned Alannah and watch our our beloved buckeyes every Saturday it is a tradition unlike any other we are we are hopeful that. Something can get done but thank you very much for taking a few minutes with us all the best to you in the family. Thanks. Thanks guys have a great day. You GotTa Congressman Thank You Areas Anthony Gonzalez representative for Ohio Sixteenth Congressional district and I thought he hits something very key. There Karm is. You know we we have some decision makers, our country, and it doesn't matter what party. That feel that they they know best okay and and I think. For what the Congress said about providing options I mean, that is American in of itself Hey, you have the freedom to choose if you feel that your player your your child is is going to be. In too much of harm's way with this virus and you're not okay with it. Then by all means, you can stay home. It was the same narrative we had when small businesses and restaurants and everything opened up if you don't feel safe, you don't have to leave but you can stay home but some of these people and it is rampant in the sports world whether it be collegiate whether it be professional there are so many lives that depend. On these contests being played so many jobs that depend on these games being played. And I hope people really. The people on on one side say it all down do you realize what you're asking? You are asking to basically end income for millions of people you're asking. For responsibilities to be placed on certain individuals and families that need not happen. Unless they decide themselves, we don't feel safe doing this. I would think that any parent out there carb you included if you felt your child was going to be in harm's way. You have the option to say, no, he's not gonNA play. But but to just absolutely take all this away. Without and I would love to know if all these coaches particularly the big ten have been consulted by their university presidents have they asked what do you think? What's your opinion? I think it'd be fascinating conversation. So. All right. If you're on the phone with us to one, six, five, seven, eight, eleven hundred, you can text us as always a to one, zero, nine five brought to you by absolute roofing. We've got Jon Morosi coming up at four fifteen. So stay right there. But for now, we'll send it over to Kyle Cordell with news. Johnson, it's four. Oh five the White House is again attributing rising corona virus tolls to increase testing. We've done more testing than any country in the world. 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Sometime tomorrow we're big ten leaders will officially postpone the upcoming football season. Thanks to the covid nineteen pandemic the home of the Indians, an cavaliers Carmen Angelo newsradio. One hundred. Get traffic and weather together, mornings and afternoons. The might trigger. Sano show on newsradio. W.. Am Eleven hundred welcome back. In for the Big Guy Today Lock Side Carbon Angelo appreciate that Nice I. Our surprise of getting Congressman Anthony Gonzalez to jump in on our talk about the possibility of college football. Let Alone College sports being canceled for the fall here and twenty twenty. So. More than just a, the football arena would be impacted a lot of university budgets. Definitely depend on on that income from football alone to survive you're thinking in the big ten in the area of probably eighty to one hundred, twenty, million dollars of lost revenue if big ten teams. As far as football goes do not play. So just Bassett Income Dalby lost We're going to switch gears and we'll talk a little try baseball. We're GONNA HAVE JON Morosi. On here in just a moment if you're just joining us and you did not hear the news last night that broke. As first reported by the athletic Indian starters, Ackley sack was sent home on Sunday after going out with friends. Saturday night in Chicago. The twenty, five year old who grew up in our away from the windy city had tossed six scoreless innings in the tribes seven two, one victory over the Sox just hours prior team President Chris Antonetti had this to say I'll keep the details of our conversation private but I had multiple conversations with Zach today and we talked through what happened obviously reinforced the importance for everybody that we all take the protocol. And adhere to them because our decisions and our behaviors, not only affect ourselves but all of our teammates and I think Zach understand that. Police acted released a statement. After the team won an extra innings last night. It says I would like to apologize to my teammates, the entire Cleveland Organization all of our fans for my actions Saturday evening I realized I made a poor choice to leave the hotel which broke protocols and could have endangered other people I understand in these times of uncertainty I need to be more vigilant and responsible, and I am determined earn my teammates forgiveness and get back to work. The tribe did arrange a car service to drive police act back to Cleveland Sunday. He did not come in contact with any of his teammates after we return to the team hotel on Saturday night and he will self quarantine for at least seventy two hours while also undergoing daily testing. So kearns something that you know the Indians. In general I had been very adamant from the start very staunch in how they were going to handle. The Protocols specifically going on the road to be able to not only stay healthy, but to continue to play games and we talk with John here in a moment a lot of postponements games that could not be played specifically with the Miami Marlins. The Saint Louis. Cardinals. Who The tribe will play at the end of this month, you're an August. You don't want to. Jewish. In where you come into contact with someone, you don't know just from being out the protocols were put in place for a reason and our fingers crossed that obviously Zach is healthy wasn't exposed. But certainly something that in such a great individual performance year for him thus far a mistake that I'm sure he regrets without a doubt and you know what I mean I. Zacks twenty-five I'm sure he feels like he's invincible but they did have those team meetings and Tito talked about personal responsibility. The major leagues has made it quite clear and when Zach walked back into that hotel on Saturday or early Sunday morning, he was met by MLB security personnel I. mean they're not joking around especially what happened with Miami and what we've seen the past ten days with the Saint. Louis Cardinals. Yeah. All right. You get traffic and weather together here on Newsradio W. T. am eleven hundred. That it Detected that. Trivisonno show on Newsradio T.. AM eleven hundred. Jensen for trip alongside Carmen, Angelo Frank tank and Anthony Alford on the ones in twos behind the glass. Also pleasure to bring in great friend of the program does an outstanding job covering not only baseball but hockey anything sports related even the Bundesliga that we talked about during quarantine here in the United. States. He is the Great Jon Morosi John Thanks for taking a couple of minutes big guy. Jetson. Carbon. I'm doing great Yes. You've got Byron Moonax Immune still in the final eight of the Champions League but I'm all about onto the. Of Talian side left in the quarter finals. My friends should be a lot of. Telling you. There you go. Just made carpet smile big right there a we just talked about xactly sack in the incident that happened on Saturday evening. Sunday morning he was sent back to Cleveland did not come into contact with any of his teammates, put the team President Sansonetti, kind of reiterating what I think a lot in major league baseball as far as executives are clamoring with their athletes. Hey, we're trying to keep this thing going. We're trying to do everything possible to keep you safe. Just kind of assess the Indians how they handled it and where they go from here. Doesn't Carmen certainly, as as you were alluding to this is an issue of MLB policy. The the adherence of the protocols is a public health concern just as much as it is a baseball concern in the Cleveland Indians concerned so I think, Shane Bieber, put it very well, yesterday and saying that the team loves Zach and they respect him and support him. But he made a mistake and now it's a matter of dealing with this in their proper public health context first and foremost and. I thought when Chris Canetti said last night after the game that. The Indians had been talking in recent days about potentially either having Zach pitch out of the bullpen, maybe even option down because of the roster crunch coming with Nathan now, due to return from the I l the reality is that that it it sounds like in again announced the most of us when you think about the overall look of the rotation, how Great Zach is pitched that is roster spot wasn't some level in jeopardy at the moment through no fault of his own from baseball standpoint but the numbers game so It's now possible that as he goes back to to Cleveland and self quarantine for a period of time he is not guaranteed to have a roster spot when he returned. So it's a really unique set of circumstances and probably is drives home the importance I think all of us have now that to really do your job and whatever your profession is in two thousand twenty, there is a lot of citizenship now that goes into it away from the field away from your workplace, and I think that this was a big reminder for the Cleveland Indians. Really all baseball yesterday. Yeah, I think that's probably going to be the norm moving forward at least for the duration of the rest of this season and I commend you know the Indians players they internally wanted to be able to police themselves. You know even outside of what MLB and the team was going to put in place I? Know my clever was very outspoken about it. I'm happy that chain Bieber now in in a very big leadership role was able to step up and I thought he was very eloquent in his statement but very, very honest and very firm with the to let's let's talk about on the field and that's really where this rotation has shined beeps. Unbelievable to start twenty twenty up from from an outside perspective. What have you heard what have you seen from people that have watched these first handful of starts and how he's made an impact along with the rest of the rotation Well he is to me the first hundred to win the CY young award this year I mean to me he's that good. He has a CY young award winning pitcher in the in the making he was on my ballot I know last year in the top five and he's got a chance to do that this year and I I always feel good guys whenever I have a prediction that that's that seems like it might actually come through. So he was my pick before the season's on feeling really good about myself right now. So. Really Right. When it comes to the predictions. BIEBER's GonNa, win the CY young and it looks like that right now, I'm just gonNa keep keep cheering where I'm at right now just keep keep on going shame but he's he's been amazing and I think it's it's a precision, the power, the movement I I it seems like hitters simply cannot square them up and I thought to yesterday just get. Here. In his comments after the game, you know he is someone who after a game in which the Indians one and he really pitch. Well by any measure, he's finding ways to get batteries finding subtle things that he wants to improve, and frankly that's the way that from covering berliner for all these years in Detroit. That's why Justin after heavy starting he. Could have been dominant and it was hey, there was a a curve ball that I didn't locate in the fifth that I'm GonNa really change the shape of get better at and it's that same ethic of The you hear from Shane that he's he's expecting in his own way and his own humble way to be dominant and then when he is. Not even if it's a if it's one pitcher, one at-bat, he's going to really work to define tune that, and that's what the great ones do. That's that's the that's pitcher that's going to be great this year but one for a long time. So if I'm if I'm McClellan Van Right now I am thrilled about this rotation and most especially because of. The top John Sheen has the ability to throw five different pitches and the confidence to throw maybe a three one curve ball, which is rather unique is not. I think that's that's the that's the issue it's. It's the fact that he can command all those pages both quadrants all four quarters of the strike zone arm side gloves side. You can do it all and I think in this day and age when hitters are so well trained and and they anticipate. So well, what's going on based on all getting information that you got in the sport right now they they're able to I think very quickly pick up on pitchers who are repeatable and who are who are predictable I should say and Bieber. Is Not predictable. He has that many pitches as you mentioned five different pitches that he can locate and that have different gradations of movement depending on the circumstances you can make the slider tighter he can make it a little bigger breaking depending on the circumstances when you're that good you that talented and that adaptable you're going to keep having success, and so he is in so many ways I would say a pitcher made for these times he's not just a thrower he's troop pitcher with great stuff and rate location is join watching do craft. John Rossi. foxsports joining us here for another couple of minutes. You talked about movements and in this weird truncated season were through the quarter pole. The Indians come into play tomorrow with a two game series against the Chicago cubs they are just a half game back tied with Detroit of Minnesota, the trade deadline here in a couple of weeks. John. The Indians offensively it has been at times very difficult to watch. They've had a couple of breakout games and then it seems like they go back into the tank. Is there a bat or two that you can see on the horizon that they might be able to acquire or is this going to be an inhouse deal where they're just going to have to go with the bats? They've God for this expanded roster Question. I think one name that that will come to mind for me would be Brian Goodwin with the angels and their team. They just called up Joe, Adele and I think we're GONNA see them. Of course, they've got trout they've got up. Then there's a lot of their. We'll see townies role ends up being but to me Goodwin is a really good player age eight, sixty s right. Now He's twenty nine years old left bat somebody that I think can play every day and right now is a very good player for the angels, but they need pitching and the Indians as we have discussed have pitching. So what that deal might look like where where that ends up going hard to tell, but that's the team that I think I'd be looking at a lot of the Indians right? Now. For a free hitter and I think certainly, you could say, maybe you want to be more of a maybe want to get a righty bad because if I left handed and switch it in the Indians event for a long time but I I, just simply a great player and the Indians need as you guys well know better than me the the there's been lack of consistency in the outfield. They've tried so many different situations and players out there many of them. Good. Some of them. Good platoon guys. But just the the the the classic Corner Guide, they listen go out there and play a hundred and fifty games, of course, in a normal season and twenty five thirty homers and be just a corner stud for us. They have not had many of those kinds of players in recent years. A couple. Things to get you out of here on John Appreciate. You taking a couple of minutes assess kind of the American league central, the twins they can. Smash, but with Donaldson on the I l look a little bit more vulnerable. We've seen their rotation Jose burritos hasn't been other worldly like he's been in the past, but it's been the Tigers to the Indians will see this coming weekend for the first time in twenty twenty. This is a team that is playing very well Ron Gardenhire has the young guys believing and Miguel Cabrera is turning the clock back buddy. This is been a story a good feel good story for this division where I think many people thought a rebuilding year for sure. But maybe the white sox would be up there with the Indians it's been a fascinating narrative to follow so far. It has been and a couple of things I think are worth noting number one, Jacoby Jones. Has Been Phenomenal Ten RBI batting ninth. He's been a guy that they've really kept down there. Then gardy lights just letting Jacoby settle in and and really have that be as identity and just hit well down low part lineup. so He's been I. Think a revelation krone has been exactly what they hoped was. Going to be and Miguel your point I think he's in the top fifteen right now in the majors an exit velocity he's all of a sudden deer point, turn the clock back and looks like his old self in many ways which has been great for the Tigers to see I will admit freely of course here speaking, for Michigan, the strength of schedule is help them a little bit. Okay. So they. The pilot. So so let's let's not get carried away here I. Feel like I gotTa Tell my parents mom and dad don't get too excited yet. We have to wait until they they play the twins and needs work insistently but there are also a good start pitching. I think has been turnball pitch. Yesterday's very, very good. I. I you know their rotation it's certainly not as good. As Cleveland's but the lineup right now, it has played a little better than Cleveland and one thing that we know for sure is that how you feel early on and developing confidence psychologically means a lot doesn't matter who you're playing. If you're hitters off to a good start in a season this short they're feeling good and I think that's certainly the case right now for the tiger so. Happy Forum. We'll see if they keep it up against better competition We'll see if they end up playing on Thursday all against the cardinals considering where Saint Louis has been here with their situation with Kobe. So it's in the season of the bizarre. Does he the Tigers playing well has been a remarkable surprising, and now it's just a matter of seeing if they can keep it up John I had a real quick. Jay Lou. I'm not on Gardez payroll, but no matter, a ball players talent level. His guys will run through a wall for him and I I could play for him three, hundred, sixty, five days a year I mean he's so well respected by his guys now. And I think for them think about the Tigers they brought him in to to kind of help give that credibility and stability at a time when the organization going through some some changeover, the rebuild starting he is, and he went through a tough year last year with the Tigers played but you gotta give him credit I think he has been steady so respected that you said it perfectly or the great respect that people in the game. So I think a lot of people around the game are really happy for guarding certainly first and foremost. Want to say happy to see Tito getting back in the Dugout as well as speaking one of the great beloved people in the sport. So open that Terry continues to be there in good health and get back in the dugout here as as any start the series against cups, no-doubt thanks John Takes. We'll keep track of that adolescence at Paris, Saint Germain game on Wednesday, all the best to your Italian boys there that'd be fun to watch I. I can't wait to, of course representing Burgum Oh beautiful city they're the foothills of the Alps Gorgeous. Landa represent Italy well they're in medical ideas as you would say Wednesday in Italian Jonah. All. Right John thanks so much man have a blast week. Stay safe out there. You guys thanks. Really appreciate. There is Jon Morosi Fox sports great friend of the program and yeah, he's got. Some great insight there obviously born and raised up there in Detroit in Michigan and. The Tiger car. Color me surprise on how they started. I didn't expect that. So just a reminder for Tiger fans out there they went one and eighteen against the tribe last year. I think it was you and I, talked about it. Maybe it was myself an but we talked about possibly someone like the Tigers getting into the playoffs or maybe look now the Baltimore Orioles possibly. I picked the Miami. Marlins to win the National League. East I. Know People Thought I was. I needed to go take a cova test to see if it was affecting me but We're all good. They're their first place. Seven. Hundred Ball just say may may I tell you I am I am total moesha's trip would say I was about two hours from stepping on board a plane to go to Vegas last February and you said when you're out there, put every penny on Garrett Cole for the Cy Young. I'm kicking myself You could have taken a few days offer load management for that. That's for sure. All right we got the news coming up here with Kyle. Cordell. 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The Indians nationally and the state of the division car is still crazy to me to think that we've got a trade deadline hearing about three weeks. And we've only played sixteen games. Well, you know he talked about good when. With, the angels possibly coming here or that someone, he could Cedar I'll tell you one name I. Love this kid only because I know his father. From, his days at North Carolina state play football, but Joe Adele. I would love to see that kid here but you know the angels are giving him up. There was talk that in the off season I don't. If you recall that possibly there could be a deal involving club for a package for Adele and possibly others I don't know if you I'm sure you're aware that that's something that I heard I. Love Joel I also love Mike Clovinger it didn't come to be but joy del just made his major league debut last week in a base knock in his first at Bat. You know to think about where the Indians are as far as the need for offense. We've we've Kinda Chronicle on Indians live on Sports Time Ohio and you hope that. This is still without Frankie Linda or really getting going offensively yet. This is now just seeing from meal, Ray is starting to get going the bottom of the lineup has really been a hodgepodge. If throw things together deal with some injuries obviously when coming back, we'll certainly help a little bit. But I'm thinking I'm thinking bigger. You know here Karma. A chance to really with this starting pitching in get a splash bat in short year with expanded playoffs I think you gotta go for it with with lindores possibly being traded in the off season or sometime next year. As being a possibility. There is there is always a demand for young controllable starting pitching the Indians have had that it's been a pipeline basically a factory here. That's all they do. The offense is has really been harder to come by and and if you are GONNA lose Frankie next year if you're not able to to sign an extension, you've gotta have reinforcements coming back that that can help you. And if this is GonNa be the year I still think you gotta go for it. I think I think we've got to find a splash bat somewhere that can really help what is right now the best rotation, all Major League Baseball, what do you think about Goodwin and the angels? It's it's an interesting guy but to me again, I I can already see would try fans are saying like, Brian. Goodwin who like I? Hear people saying that. For an everyday guy. Issue with with the outfield setup but if they doesn't get hurt, he's likely he would have likely been in everyday guy and then you brought into Bingo? Santana to be an everyday guy macos, your everyday guy in center with the shields. There's there's a certain logjam right now guys but as John convoluted to. Their average is not the right word. There's there's not a Ramirez type guy that we have in the outfield right now. I've raised can get can get going I mean he's GonNa h but as far as an impact guy I think they're still kind of waiting to see if someone will take the reins here and see if they can contribute. But as it stands right now Indians off today, they will return to progressive field tomorrow for a very quick. Here's another thing. How the hell do this schedule makers come up with this. Okay. Your other road in Chicago for three you get an off day you're gonNA come home and play to against the cubs get another off day. You're going to go on the road again to Detroit off then you're going to go to Pittsburgh So. It's just you don't want to Jackson I'm not defending the schedule makers but with everything that's gone on. What a headache could you imagine being in that room they're. Spinning. Off Days over the next eight, nine days I understand. Camino, would say as he's done many times in the past. We need to get invited to that that Scheduling Party and. Be Able to in whatever they do when they create schedule. You always see already next year. You know the Indians are gonNA open in cold weather and we hope that it's in April We hope we start a full season on time next year but yeah. So it'd be an interesting. Terry. Francona. Back he will be in the DUGOUT managing the team. So that is great news. In it'll be fun to see Tito at the helm again as he overcame some gastro intestinal issues. and. We obviously wish him the very best and it'll be great to see him. Back managing truck. Traffic and weather together here on Newsradio W. t. a. am eleven hundred videos station. The MITROVA Sano show on newsradio. Eleven hundred. I wrap up our number two jets Lewis Alongside Carbon Angelo Franken tank anthony offered. A Kyle Cornell. Who's been a great day so far? Appreciate you making us. A part of your afternoon as I was talking with Carmen before the show. there is a topic car that you wanted to talk about from Friday show that you didn't get a chance to be able to bring up to our listeners but one I think that that is quite fascinating. So the floor is yours quite fascinating and quite interesting now J. Lo. You would agree that history is or should be a huge part of the curriculum of all the kids the that go to school k through twelve corrects. There's a move in the state of Illinois. Actually you know what? Let me just play it it's pretty in capsule though. The past. You got me potted up there AA. Actually maker Illinois is calling for. History classes state. Rep Leshan Ford wants the Illinois Board of Education to rid the schools history class because Ford says it leads to white privilege and a racist society. Ford is asking the State Board of Ed and school districts statewide to immediately remove history curriculum and books that unfairly communicate history until a suitable alternative is developed. Ford is also sponsoring legislation that would require elementary schools teach the civil rights movement. You gotta be kidding me. Did you hear all of that Johnson? Yeah yeah, it's dead. Okay. GotTa be kidding me now. While you seem kind of surprised myself on the other hand, I'm not necessarily Or shock obviously We've seen the past two months about all the statues coming down right all right. You know. So when we found this story seth and I were talking about it, this doesn't really come as a surprise. But yes, Leshan Ford Illinois State Rep he wants history removed from the curriculums of all schools and he wants the civil rights movement to be taught in elementary schools, which I am totally fine with I. Certainly believe you can strike a balance there with history and with the civil rights movement but. Yeah. I'm your first reaction was you gotta be kidding me and I'm sure that's the reaction of many people that just heard that story on the trip show I you know I again I was fortunate to go to high school. In Anderson Down in Cincinnati and I had some really outstanding. Teachers in not only history but civics American government. I took a of AP courses, my junior and senior year, and it was fascinating to really understand you know how the how the country came to be and Karma I think you and I have been very open at least in the times we've done this show since the George. Floyd weekend happened in and everything that transpired with the rioting and the destruction and all the back and forth that has happened I I have always believed. And even as a youngster that being able to address adversity is a critical life skill and then also understanding if mistakes were made, how did that happen and how do we build from? You can't take it away. You're not going to be able to cancel everything, and unfortunately the left is trying to do that and and it's not good for everyone involved. You have to understand how this country came to be how we got to where we are. That's not to say that you're not cognizant of larger issues that. Have come to the surface the they've been there they always have been their. History is is embiid. It's the very fabric of what we have in this country it. It is one of the unique things where we can take a look back and you would hope that our kids. would be able to understand. Okay this this is good. This was not so good and through the years we've tried to make this a better country. Yes it's not. You're not going to be perfect it. It's impossible but to but to label it. With, the race card that way. Washington for those who are just joining us. Let me play that again before throw it over to kyle in the news a Black State lawmaker and Illinois is calling for no more history classes state Rep. Leshan Ford wants the Illinois Board of Education to rid the schools of history class because Ford says, it leads to white privilege and a Racist Society Ford is asking the State Board, of Ed and school districts statewide to immediately remove history curriculum and books that unfairly communicate history. Until a suitable alternative is developed forward is also sponsoring legislation that would require elementary schools teach the civil rights movement. Throw. The question out there to our listening audience to two one, six, five, seven, eight, eleven, hundred. Do you agree with this movie? Disagree with this move or representative Sean fords what he wants I mean yes. You can't erase history. It's funny about two weeks ago the Thomas Jefferson statue was taken down at Hofstra University Jensen. Okay. The students were upset and I was actually talking about the story with my mom and my. Mom said now granted e she was born in the late thirties. She said, well, those are the same students they toured the campus correct than I said I'm sure they did before they made their final decision She said when they were in high school, they didn't complain about it then but now they are I said mom I I can't answer that. So it's it's kind of like one comment about that too does your one Why can't we learn history and then learn from it? Well, that's exactly what Johnson that was the point Jensen made about three minutes ago before you were in the in the booby here like. I don't know I. Mean we could certainly yes. While they were bad things that happened in the history of this country, we've we've adapted we've learned and hopefully we've grown and we've gotten better and that's exact point that Jensen made. I find. Okay and again, this is tongue-in-cheek here I find the bill. Clinton Library offensive are we gonNA turn it down or tear it down I find the Barack Obama Presidential Library Offensive Are we tearing that down? Are We tearing down everything that you can walk by it? You can go by and say, Oh, you know what? Okay that's. I don't like that fine. Move On. All, right. How is how is that statue affecting your life so much that you can't even dare to look at it it's part of the fabric of the country had happened. Okay. It is remarkable. And the scary part. Is I. Am glad I am not a college kid right now because the crap that is happening at the university level of of the brainwashing of students is is just utterly sickening. Judson, it's now it's now down to the high school level to I. Don't know how parents do it. Well, I'll tell you one thing and I got to interject there my daughter She's going to be twenty one. She went to a local college while she the local college, a major university and she when Bernie Sanders and I don't talk politics with my with my children when Bernie Sanders announced that he was seeking the presidency. On her facebook wall, she had a picture of as you. So eloquently called Bolshevik Bernie and one word in all capital letters. Yes and my stomach turned now I don't talk politics with her I haven't made my disdain for that post known her I want her to grow up as a very strong independent woman who makes her own decisions but I know when she starts paying taxes, she gets out in the workforce. Knock on wood. She's GonNa come around. But when I saw that kind of turn my stomach. I'll throw it to Kyle Cornell with this Halloween is coming up in October. is every costume going to be offensive. More than likely. So you have to go as yourself to trick or treat. Yes. Because because God only knows there's going to be some lawsuit or someone's GonNa make up sick deal about wearing a batman costume or. Cinderella Cinderella has to be white and black and every race you can't just have I mean this is just just horrendous. Do you remember one of the big stores big national stores removed the Black Pumpkins that they were selling gas and it's not black Friday anymore for the day after Thanksgiving get Outta here. Come on. What the Heck it's unbelievable. All right. Let's over to Kyle News. Thank you. Johnson, it's five O. Six White House press. Secretary Kelly making any defending president trump's latest executive actions. Democrats in Congress failed to act in the best interest of Americans hardest hit by this pandemic. President trump stood up for every American who through no fault of their own needed relief trump signed a series of orders. 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That's forty two points to ten, nine, sixty, eight and the S&P five hundred fishing point two, seven percent. That's nine points to thirty, three sixty. Sports. Tonight off, they host the Chicago cubs tomorrow night at Progressive Field tribe skipper Terry Terry Francona. We'll be back in the DUGOUT for tomorrow night's game. He has missed the past eight games while dealing with a gastro intestinal issue, an official announcement expected sometime. TOMORROW WE'RE BIG TEN leaders will officially postponed the. Football season. Thanks to the Kobe nineteen pandemic the home of the Indians and Cavaliers Carmen Angelo newsradio. Wt Am eleven hundred. You traffic and weather together, mornings and afternoons. Dot. com. Let's Li-. We up to the cloud. Madden. We can sing in the glow of. Might trips auto show on Newsradio WTA. AM eleven hundred. All. Right. Back here on the trip show jets, Lewis with Ya in with Carmen Angelo I know we've got a bunch of people. On the phone lines for this. So Karma I'll just kind of let you take the reins here and get a start well, certainly move in the State of Illinois by State lawmaker who wants to end all instruction of history class and Jensen. If we can reset that story for those who may be joining the show, a state lawmaker in Illinois is calling for no more history classes state Rep. Leshan Ford wants. The Illinois Board of Education to rid the schools of history class because Ford says, it leads to white privilege and a racist. Society. Ford is asking the State Board of Ed and school districts statewide to immediately remove history curriculum and books that unfairly communicate history until a suitable alternative is developed forward. Also sponsoring legislation that would require elementary schools teach the civil rights movement. Now, we do have several on hold wanting to. Talk about this exact story and one thing about that story that wants me or makes me wanNA vomit Jensen is that phrase white privilege and that's a whole nother issue I can say growing up as a white man, a young white man I never experienced white privilege. Maybe I was blind. But when it came to seeking a job I don't think I ever received a job or was successful in getting. A job based on white privilege I never benefited nepotism. So that kind of I take offense to that I don't know where you stand on that but white privilege never played a role with me. Maybe I'm blind, maybe it has I don't know but we do have people that want to talk about this exact subject and we'll go to Sarah Sarah. You're on the trip show with Johnson and Carmen Good Afternoon Sarah. Good afternoon. Thank you for having me. You got. So. I just wanted to. Say I'm on the Ohio State Board of Education obviously speaking for my on my own behalf. But Ohio has had this exact same debate in the last month in July at our our board meeting there was a resolution presented data pool of politically inflammatory language including white supremacy, and talking about how we needed to require our school districts to teach culturally relevant curriculum, which was later defined in the conversation as a sixteen nineteen project and I. Appreciate The discussion that you're having today because I personally feel that we have to teach the good and the bad because we don't want to repeat the. AIRS AND WE WANNA learn from mistakes, and we want to move forward with diversity making us a great country not as it being the thing that tears us apart. That's when it's all said Sarah and I appreciate the phone call as I had said before the Break Karm again, I don't have kids right now I I am scared to death for when I do and they have to go to school and begin learning because I have no clue what the curriculum is going to look like I have no idea. How how twisted, it's going to be from now until that day comes and I know you've already had firsthand experience with it but to say that mean what what this person is asking Ford Illinois this representative is just. Ridiculous, it is absolutely ridiculous and I don't know any I would I would love to hear from parents I'm sure you've got some online that that that advocates say you know what? This is the right direction ago. I mean you as a parent, you've gotTA teach your kids how to deal with adversity deal with problems how to deal with things in society. We're not saying that this should be subdued as far as one race of the other we're saying that events have occurred. Throughout our country's history that are good and bad and those needs to be learned all of them. Yes. All of them do you can't cancel it. You can't erase it. You Gotta learn from it, and that goes for all races involved. All right. We got next actually two, one, six, five, seven, hundred, eleven hundred. If you're a parent in the jump on, let us know what you think actually jailer where you're going to get this check on traffic and weather e O. Dot Org. Mitro Sano show on Newsradio W key am eleven hundred, really good conversation with got going on right now. So those you holding on the phones, we will get to just be patient with us again to one, six, five, seventy, Levin one, hundred the number to jump in some good texts coming into two zero, nine five brought to you by absolute roofing. Jetson you just have to pay for private school to avoid half the horsecrap in public school curriculum. Okay. I love our texters I really do everyday is an adventure. Jensen if there was any possible way to make this texting program public, so the listening audience could view. It would be a great I'm sure the technologies out there by Easter's I'd be a tremendous benefit and boon to this show. Now, some of the tax obviously throughout the days we cannot read but no, you texters keep bringing it. You've got a fantastic job couple. Other good ones, and then we'll get back to the phones. You say it is ridiculous to change the referendum of education, but it has already happened. Today's kids are taught that the USA is at fault for most of the world's problems instead of that and has been its savior I worry for my grandkids and the country going forward. That's well said, that's well put. Let's see if there's a couple of other ones again. To. Read it and filter just Oh, here we go. Instead of defunding police and security we need to defend state universities there. Indoctrination is offensive to me. Well, Hey, exhibit a my daughter tons of state university and she was indoctrinated within the first six weeks of. Her classes starting at that particular school and it's turned my stomach. I'm trying to remember if I experienced anything like that during my four years at Vanderbilt and again school in the South I would say much at that point it was it was conservative. If? Maybe it has gotten a little bit looser since then I haven't I haven't gone back and been in a classroom or anything like that yet. But. I'm jogging my memory to see if I've ever experienced anything like this I can't say that I have. So I. Go ahead I've got a few more years on you. I. Can tell you when I started college thirty three years ago. There was no indoctrination in any way shape or form that I recall. I. Would've certainly had my antenna go up had there been but the we went to school we learned what we needed to learn no one's opinion was told to us instructors and professors they did not tell us which way they lean. I hate to say it was a more simpler time and not talking about the fifties I'm talking about the late eighties. And I wish that that was the case not only in high schools and colleges where every opinion is welcomed, you don't necessarily have to agree. Held every four years we have these presidential debates where you agree basically on nothing but that is the core fabric of our nation is to have that debate. If you go to China if you go to Russia, you are told how to live and how to think that's not America. Okay and whoever's trying to bring that crap here forget it. You Got Eighty eight days to make sure that we can still have freedom because if you vote in by it's over. All right back to the phone. So we got next Mike you're on the trip show with Johnson and Carmen good afternoon my. Yes got a quick comment on y. they don't WanNA teach history. not politically correct but Everything that's been invented that separates us from the Stone Age. It's been invented by True. That's not true. We don't need a call. Let's go back to the phone lines. Pete you're on the trip show with Johnson and Carmen good afternoon peop-. Are you. Don't get paid. So I'll tell you a karm my my mom's a first generation American. My grandparents came here from Italy in the late forties and I'll tell you My my my great uncle is in Tonio Bradshaw who they changed his name to Tony Brush when he came to America. the park done in little at least named after him yes. You WanNa talk about white privilege and stuff like that. They changed our names when we came here. I was. I was taught by my grandmother that when when we went down there for the You know the Christopher Columbus Statue in the Columbus Day parade that was honoring. Italian immigrants it had nothing do the colonization of America and I'll tell you we we share something in common my brothers, my three brothers and I we graduated from Saint. And I'll tell you we we make sizeable donation saying that every year. and to work in politics and and and we see going on, you know in the landscape. And I followed some of the teachers that had and and I love my I love seeing ads, I love everything about it, but the texture that set. You're going to get away from some of this stuff by sending your kids to a private school. It's not true. There's stuff like this going on at the private schools to and and like the State School board member said, they want to push a different narrative about history that's what it comes down to Well Mean it's again another another well said Someone who went through it car gosh. We've talked about these statues and everything, and it's honoring I mean when I, I can't remember how long ago this was a few weeks or maybe a month or so. In Boston when they wanted to tear down the Abraham Lincoln yes sach you. The irony of ironies here. Okay. The man fought for he is he is known in history in our history for emancipation he lost. The one thing to free the slaves that's what he's known for. To, create equality to allow every person. In unalienable right. Every one of them I that that just blew my mind and now you don't want to school they come on. And and I'll tell you I, went to Cornell up in New York for Undergrad and then I went to John Carroll my law degree and I'll tell you I, got the John Carroll always about the two thousand thirteen I wanna say it was the first time ever heard to phrase white privilege I grew up in four four one one if you look up the stats twelve percent of kids get a college degree three of them are my brothers. You. Know you look at that? You look at that. You look to to my neighbors left and right like those kids not go to college. I. Is it because they were white and I was white but I just had more privileged no. Because my parents worked hard grandparents were tired when they came to this country to give us that life listen I'm blessed I've had every opportunity from God but I had to actually go out and take advantage of it. You can't act like I just walked in the door. I walked in the door Cornell I walked in the door at John Carroll, and everything was given to me. It was it was your work ethic. It was your desire. It was your hunger to get to a better spot in life. It was on you and you seize the moment you work your fanny off and you are where you are to you say four, four, one, one, one, are you from West Park? No I grew up on one hundred and fifteen Dale Avenue played in the. League and then West Benneton League baseball very around that area. God bless you. Great Phone Call Jetson there. There's a young man that he wasn't a privileged to receive anything. He just he went out there he he went to ads he put his nose in his textbooks went to cornell did the same thing gets his law degree at John Carroll God bless him he wanted and. Planning. Simple. Well, that's a great success story right there really is let me get this tax coming into to one zero, nine five brought to you by absolute roofing in Highschool I didn't like history thought it was boring and said, why did we need to learn what already happened now that I'm older in my fifties I understand the importance of it needs to be taught to prevent it from happening again. There you go. That's excellent. All right. We got Wesley. Oh. My I gonNA turn my radio down here. Okay I'm sorry gentleman for having me on. I'm pretty sure. Sarah Great Phone Calls Sarah Nice to hear that she's we got somebody on the inside. a couple of things I'm actually originally from Detroit I moved to Cleveland and eighty, seven and So I just a little history or when I go to the baseball game, I wear my Cleveland Indian fix I really loved the Indians really do and but I have to wear my you know, I, I like the Tigers too. So I got to wear a tie goes t shirt and Indians fan when I see the Tigers guys out there i. Lydia but you gotta do. But. I love those say lump baseball many way about history when I moved here worked for a company and I'm mention their name and it was four large format printing and there's a gentleman there from Romania his name is dominic. and He we would have conversations about what was going on this back during the late eighties and throughout the nineties and up until. Recently. Until wasn't able to keep them on board Anybody's doing he's doing good We would talk about history and things that were going on in the Ceausescu he lived in Romania under Ceausescu. And he would parallel things that were happening even even back in the eighties and nineties and in two thousand. things that that just reminded him. So much of. The this crazy. Regime that he lived under and so I can identify with that and. I. WanNa thank you guys for your radio program I. Believe it's Mr Angelo and Mr Lois I. Think we're kind of the same cloth I didn't go to college per se But I I. Did learn some things as I as I came along but I wanna thank you guys for wonderful radio program and what's going on today I know if I talked to my buddy dominate, he would be he would be living. And thank. You. Got It Really appreciate you taking the time to to join our conversation I think this is probably touched a nerve on a lot of people Carmen I. Know We gotta get to the news here coming up but. Everyone who is still on the phone please be patient with us, let us get this over to kyle gets your news your updates, and then we'll come right back to the phones against two hundred sixty, five, seventy, seven, hundred. If you want to jump in Texas two to one, zero, nine, five call, right here's Scott Cornell with the news. Johnson it's five thirty five White House Press Secretary Gaily mcenaney defending president trump's latest executive actions. Trump signed a series of orders late last week aimed at extending enhanced on employment benefits, discouraging evictions, and deferring the Payroll Tax Cut mcenaney said Democrats failed to deliver so the president's can't. Thirteen officers injured after violent weekend in Chicago the city saw damage and magnificient mile area where police say enlarge crowd could be seen breaking windows and entering stores in the meantime at least thirty shootings took place over the weekend. A new warden has been hired for the troubled Kaga County Jail Michelle Henry will take over the job after serving as a correction warden assistant. In lorain, county she's the first woman to hold the position and the Summit County Department strongly, strongly recommending all schools start online this year officials say a rise in cases in the county is behind this reasoning as daily case counts have nearly doubled from twenty. Five July two forty five currently youth Rainey's forecast from the Huron. 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On this Monday day off for the Indians they are back in action tomorrow for a quick to game homestand against the Chicago cubs and then it will be an off day Thursday before they back out on the road to play the Detroit Tigers if you missed our conversation with John Fox sports we will have that for you in the six o'clock hour also congressman Anthony Gonzales joined the show to talk about what what we are anticipating the impending cancellation of the big ten football season, and it might be around the country that there will be no football. This fall and winter. So we'll wait and see what happens with that Karma sounds like the mountain west just cancelled officially their football season So that is a smaller conference power five conference, but a group of five conference out there. On the West Coast that has officially cancelled their football season two, six, five, seven, thousand, seven, hundred, the number to jump in we've had a great conversation this far. and Carmen with that to who we got next. Oh, going to bring in our man Johnny Johnny B. How are you my friend? Johnny B. Donnie be. Johnny B. I wanted to get to you. Got Johnny be called back. Janis. Passionate man and he's been a collared a terrific show for the past twenty five years back that phone lines. We Go Rodney you're on the trip show with Johnson and Carmen Good Afternoon Rodney? Rodney Rodney. Go to sleep come on them. It might be something with these phone lines. Right back to the phone lines we go. Let's try. Mike in Cleveland. Mike you're on the trip show with. Jensen. Carmen. Yeah Curry what. Part of the country was that guy from that wants to get rid of history. So. First of all. Specimens. Ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. All of us, most of us have commonsense and I would probably say that ninety eight percent of all the callers are going to agree that gotta have history. So this guy will never get anything like that passed and to bring this up have you ever wondered why this is just my opinion maybe I'm outlining But. If you notice that, you know they have these riots in Portland. Seattle and New York now is having trouble in certain parts of the country here in Cleveland and certain other cities. There's nothing you can't even find a person outside at like midnight in Cleveland Tammy. And, I just think that. We're all Americans. We're we're all brought up? Our cities react every after each other I've always felt Cleveland was A. Pretty. Actually a very normal city when it came to that know we've never had except for the civil rights hair and that really never had a lot of problems in our city. If you think about it, you know but other cities like what's going on in Portland is beyond belief I me and I probably is you also eighty seven straight days of rioting. It's remarkable that would never happen here. I don't care what even if that guy got murdered here, it would never be going on and clean like that and Seattle the same thing and I really can't figure out what is behind this. Mike it's simple. It's spineless leadership. Important That I guess, we should say thanks to mayor. Jackson, ended the governor because our state has been pretty normal and even Dick Columbus and Cincinnati. I happened we had a couple of incidents here or there, but it's all wings out now and Cleveland was very very I drove camping Cleveland forty years and all through the crack era, which was a very dangerous time to drive. He doesn't. I Cleveland was very simply safe to city that most and. I. I'm very happy live. I was in Vegas for fifteen years. I finally escape. Vegas. To come back home I just wanted to get that out. Thanks guys. I know there are some business owners downtown that to sell. It was really tame. Yes. When the riders came through the criminals. Destroyed property for for no reason. I think there's definitely some small business owners that that are really feeling the crunch. Now with this, it's amazing how? The virus can just get you ten to one PM isn't it? It's I and I continue to be flabbergasted by by some of the logic you know imparted here for that. but I can definitely tell you. There are people that are are still still trying to clean up and get things moving again. After the writing APP down here. All right. We got next Jensen to piggyback off Mike and off your point right there you look at a young lady Kelly Canada who owns castle cupcakes. Okay. Everything. She's worked for in her life when into that store at Sixteen Euclid are and not only did she temporarily lose her business she could have very easily lost her life the way she was treated. And two Mike's Point Look George Floyd, died on May twenty fifth. Memorial. Day should have never come to that. His death was tragic and Derek shelving that former officer she go to prison for the rest of his life. But this city had five days from George Floyd's death leading up to what happened on Saturday may thirtieth in downtown Cleveland to have officers at the ready whether they were in Huntington Park whether they were near the free stamp whether they were deployed at say Burke Lakefront, airport of the old aviation high school they. Were not and upwards of four thousand people came downtown rioted that day our officers they were hung out to dry that day they were not prepared. Okay. You guys in soft hats responding to a riot. You had officers outside the Justice Center trying to protect the Justice Center who were firing tear-gas who weren't properly mast and yeah. I've got a major issue with that and to Mike's Point he said, you know our city. Our leadership is good. Well, I have to look no further back than may thirtieth to see what our leadership is all about, and it's damn shame that Kelly Canada, the owner of colossal cupcakes who you know well. And other business owners in that corridor suffered such devastating financial losses and how their emotions were played with. I drive by it every day on my way into work for our offices in downtown, Cleveland for the studio and every day every day I feel horribly for her and all the other businesses that were affected not only on that street. But on on the neighboring streets there is there has been really. No consequences for for these people that destroyed it, and many of them are not from. CLEVELAND. I we we knew we knew in this thing happened that things were definitely going to expand. It wasn't just going to be a minneapolis, the stuff that's happening in Portland. My Dad has had business out there. He's had to make trips out there. and He's already told me some of the horror stories of of what happens there on a regular basis let alone now. It'll be unrecognizable car. It's an unrecognizable city at the moment and then see what happened in Seattle's disgrace and I'm glad that that you know authorities stepped in finally from from President Trump and and and be able to to get that disbanded because G. Landon Lyon. Jenny Durkan okay. The mayor there she allowed that to happen this is a woman and that is a former US attorney. A woman that you would think has her act together. But to allow those people to overrun that area set up their chops on takeover, the east precinct, the police precinct, the police were forced out of their own building and that woman should have been handcuffed hauled out of office in charge with their election of duty, and then you had to young men killed inside that zone while. Out Awful. It's remarkable. Remarkable. All right. Everyone on the phones we will. We will still get to you. So hang tight for us right now you get traffic and weather together on newsradio. W. T.. Am Eleven. Point nine. FM. Shower thunderstorm possible today, otherwise sunny skies with a few passing clouds temps in the nineties will see a low near seventy tonight more scattered showers and storms chances mainly in the afternoon on Tuesday temps. Any operates. All right I just WANNA get this tweet out here, and then we'll try and get another phone call or two in Karm. This being reported that Ohio states leadership including incoming president. Cristina Johnson. Day are not in favor of cancelling the twenty twenty football season those big ten athletic directors and university president scheduled to meet here in about ten minutes so that the latest that Ohio states leadership in their incoming President Cristina Johnson not in favor of cancelling twenty twenty football season. So good news there with wait and see All right. You think we're GONNA squeeze. Absolutely Stanley. You're on the trick shot Johnson and Carmen. Good afternoon. Stan. I'm ready. You know I went to school nineteen. He graduated I heard about an okay. I heard about Malcolm X. I heard about Rosa Parks I heard about Nazi Germany all racial issues and we covered that extensively and that's all part of history. So I I don't know what what they're looking for. I mean, think about it. You guys are my age. We all add that history. And I think we've maintained and appreciate the phone call I've maintained that history needs to be taught all of it the good and the bad. It's how we evolve. It's how we make decisions on. How we conduct our lives and and where we don't want to air again. But to simply simply cancel that in not inform are our young people and even our older people to that extent. You know we have we have professors that will only teach a certain way. Now because of their own personal narrative, their own feelings I mean that is talking about dereliction of duty. Are are professors trying to brainwash some of the students because they feel a certain way politically that that's not doing us any favors I give give the kids the to make up their own mind that needs to happen in highschool that needs to happen in college and it, and it is the same across the board. We are all individuals car and we all have our own feelings, but you have to be presented the information. That's. Have have the information presented to you. That is the beauty of this country you have the freedom to decide. If you don't feel like you're in agreement then fine. That's America. All right. We're all not gonNA. Agree on everything. Or to cancel some of this and to remove it, I think is a severe disservice to our Youth Jensen. Before we go to break for those, who may have just joined the show if I can play the story again Black State lawmaker and Illinois is calling for no more history classes state. Rep Leshan Ford wants the Illinois Board of Education to rid the schools of history class because Ford says it leads to white privilege and a Racist Society Ford is asking the State Board of Ed and school districts statewide to immediately remove history curriculum and books that unfairly communicate history until a suitable alternative is developed forward also sponsoring legislation that would require elementary schools teach the civil. Rights movement. Unbelievable. Fear apparent out there to six, five, seven, eight eleven hundred. What do you think for against? It It's it's a hot topic. I knew it would take off Jensen and we will certainly get to those phone calls. When we get back here on the trip, show following these messages and the news with area code. He's a news radio WTA eleven hundred special report. We got a situation in Washington. President trump was beginning remarks at a press conference in which he was escorted out abruptly just minutes into it. We have reports that the shots apparently had been fired near the White House was a precautionary measure. But the President has resumed that news conference and we can take you live there now. By twelve million. Or twelve million above expectations, which is pretty remarkable. Today we had great. Reports on new job openings and there's clearly a housing boom which has been incredible numbers in both housing. And Automobile Boom. President trump obviously Jensen has spoken about unfortunately we were unable to carry it but again, president trump's news conference, which started about fifteen minutes ago was abruptly put on hold midstream shots were fired near the white. House little else is known right now but Fox News is reporting that the suspect was shot by law enforcement. We do not know the condition of that suspect but again, very tense moments. Right. After the news conference started just a couple of minutes in a secret service agent apparently approached the president escort him out the room was put on lockdown with all the reporters in it Then the word surface that shots were fired near the fence by the White House and everything has been stabilized. Fox News reporting. The suspect involved was shot by law enforcement condition right now on known. This is very fluid, but they felt it was safe enough for the president to walk back into the room and resume his news conference. So if we hear of anything else, we will certainly get that to you. Yeah. Definitely, and also some news breaking as we've covered throughout the show today, the big ten is meeting as we speak presidents and athletic directors of the conference to discuss. Moving forward what they will do and Kirk herbstreet just tweeted about ten minutes ago that to be clear regarding the big ten football in their impending announcement, they are looking to delay the start of the season not to cancel it. So Kirk herbstreet shedding some light from his sources there that as they meet right now, as we speak, the big ten football conference is sounding like now this is a pretty big turn of events here because all we heard today Karm was that it was going to get canceled as early as tomorrow from Kirk Herbstreet, he says, they are looking to delay. The, start of the season, not to cancel it what that means we probably won't know until we get some sort of semblance about what was discussed and if we get any of that information while we're still on the air with, you will certainly send you that. So some things breaking here. But again to recap what Karma was saying the president is continuing that press conference. Now after it had to be abruptly stalled due to shots being fired in or around at the White House I should say any updates we'll definitely get right to you Let's. Jump back on the phone lines here Carpool we have actually we got to go to a break Jensen we've got to go to a break me doing this wrong today I'm sorry, good. Just jumping in my bad buddy. You're good. We'll be back on the trip show after this time out newsradio WTN casts. and. My trivisonno show on newsradio WT am eleven hundred. Lewis here for the Big Guy Lost Carbon Angelo Franken tank Anthony Alford on the ones twos making everything sound and look pretty two, one, six, five, seven, thousand, seven, hundred, the number to jump in. He's still got people on the phones here car sold try and squeeze in one or two here before we gotta get to traffic. But again, for those, just joining us the president back at the podium continuing a press conference, which was halted abruptly due to shots fired around the White House But as it stands right now he is back he is speaking any other news breaks in regard to that situation, we will bring it to you. All right who we got next car vets. Hi You guys I'm a parent I am calling to let you know that I do agree with you regarding the importance of history and teaching all sides the good. The Bad I. Like you guys was in college in the mid eighties and I didn't have professors who were teaching one side of or their own point of view which was a good thing. we have home school, our children and teaching history. We have used real blocks, not a history block that would be adopted by a school, and we use the real books and primary resources. It's like all right. If you're reading the constitution, you need to know what the constitution says if you are. The MAGNA Carta. mccarter says and we have discussions about the good and the bad of our history many times in the car and I'm listening to Talk Radio and people are talking about current events and I thought that after some complaints from my children. Back? Then, I realized that they were listening because other times similar topics would come up and they would say, Oh, yeah, we heard I, remember hearing so and so have this discussion about this, and then we have a discussion about what their thoughts are where they stand on things why they why they have those why they have that point of view and how do they back it up and just teaching them about looking up doing the research finding out what's The binding out what is then Just Jami ties by the media or whatever they're reading or listening to but I think it's important to have that. So, we know where we've come from because that makes us who we are today and where we're going in the future. You said You home schooled your children with your husband. Correct. Yes are you of the belief that you're going to see droves and droves more parents, following suit and doing the same with the indoctrination which is going on in public schooling and at the higher level think. So I think there are parents who may now with actually with schools being closed down and parents were forced to work with their children and that way I think that there are going to be more more families. Who are looking at this and thinking, wait a minute. This is not what I want my child to be learning. I did not know that they were doing this type of thing because I think that just from things that I've read and heard from other families, a Lotta Times parents are excluded from what's going on in the school and they aren't really quite sure what their children are being taught until something. appears that was not what they had expected. That's outstanding. I'd again thank you for the phone call and it's one of our best of the day. No question about it and Karma. Apparent yet. But. I mean just to hear that real life scenario playing out. From. That mother and and with I mean it wasn't even a pause. She's like, yeah, this this is going to continue and this is going to grow with people. Home schooling is remarkable. It's remarkable to me. I mean, my my children go to Catholic schools and my two youngest, and I'm very very satisfied with what they're being taught I. I do not believe there's any indoctrination going on where my children go to school and. I know we gotta get the traffic here were a little bit late but trip came up with a great idea and he did so about a year and a half ago, we said there should be cameras put in all classrooms and there should be an APP that we can download to our phones and check in on our children's classes and see what indeed is going on inside those classrooms. Now, there would be. Backlash from the Teacher's Union I'm sure Regarding something like that. But that's a great idea. I would love to see that come to fruition. Unfortunately, it'll probably never happen. Yeah. That'll be interesting. All right. You get traffic and weather together here on newsradio Wt am eleven hundred. Point Nine FM. A, stray shower or thunderstorm possible today is sunny skies with a few passing clouds temps in the low nineties will see a low near seventy tonight more scattered showers and storms chances mainly in the afternoon on Tuesday temps in the upper eighties. All right back here on the trade show John Lewis with carbon, Angelo, I was thinking about this car to after that call. The one thing I've always kind of pushed against the schooling part. You know when you're in your classrooms and when we've gone through our classes through our tenures. The interaction between students. And dealing with issues dealing problems I mean that is a daily occurrence where obviously everyone we went to school with we're we're not all buddy buddy with or we don't hate you know there there are those unique relationships that you cultivate. Through being in a classroom. And whether it's a smart person that's sitting next to you and they help you with a with an issue or a homework assignment. Whether it is a teacher who you know can influence you in a way where it pushes you. Even more. So yeah, I don't know how many times that. With with our own parents, I, tell my mom and dad this all the time I mean I may not outwardly agree with you right away. I listened to what you tell me. Now I'M GONNA disagree I'M NOT GONNA agree with you on everything. But. It's not because I'm not taking it to heart and processing it on my own time thinking. Okay. Yeah. How did they? How did they get to this spot? And then also you know as far as teachers go I, can remember. My, one of the greatest classes I ever took advantage was public speaking one a one and it taught by a former presidential speechwriter and and he was so influential on me for where I am today being able to do you know on air stuff whether it be the radio whether it be TV? And being able to handle. Public speaking looking at someone in there is being able to talk to a room having presence having aura being able to communicate clearly. It is an art form and in without him again, I felt I felt prepared from what my parents were able to do for him before I went. To High School and then eventually to college but there was a cultivation of skill because of that classroom and that's setup. That I will I will cherish forever because it gave me essential skills to be able to succeed at what I do now and even in daily life. So one of those again, just kind of playing devil's advocate here, the classroom setup you know at least from a personal standpoint. Really influenced me in a way that I use on a daily basis without a done you talked about that cultivation of skill the in the in classroom experience I am one hundred percent for I know that there will be more and more parents wanting to home school their children because of the indoctrination that you know some students do indoor. The cultivation skill when you're a young child when you're in kindergarten first grade, that cultivation of social skills is huge and. That's affected big time. If kids are not in the classroom I'm all for the in classroom instruction But I know today's Day and age they're going to be more and more people just like that. That are going to home school their kids but. One hundred percent agree with you, you talked about your public speaking class and how that has benefited. You kids grow socially when they're around other children especially when they're five, six, seven or eight years old. Yeah I know we've got a Kelly from Shardan on the line but to of put a bow on that I, I'll be fascinated and and perhaps what the parents that are home schooling. A great perspective on that but I wonder if they share those same sentiments of maybe a balance of being able to have maybe some in person with a classroom setup and then also at home. So. Let's go back to the phones. Let's welcome in Kelly from Chard and Kelly. Thanks for for being patient with us. Oh, no not a problem I wanted to say so my kids actually this year I am homeschooling it Kinda started off with. maybe with everything that's going on a good idea and then the more I looked into it. The more I fell in love with the idea one, there's huge networks. That you get to have kids that play with each other and interact with each other despite everything that's going on you have like minded people and I get to control what my kids are that day and how they weren't. So for me, it's a great thing Gotcha. All right. I appreciate that. Thank you for the inside like I said Karma I think we're going to have a lot of these varying perspectives on on what is good. And what is great and I I think parents obviously know what's best for their children I'm going to read this texts coming in two, zero, nine, five brought to by absolute roofing. My children were all home schooled. They did not lack growth because of my family shame on you for suggesting otherwise I don't think you understood our point of view there. And Karma believe you said anything about home schooling is is a method. To to be able to counter, act what we already know for a fact is happening in schools with the indoctrination portion of it. That's what we're advocating his. Parents are taking matters into their own hands out saying I. Don't want my kids exposed to this because it's not right. What I said from personal experience was there are certain situations that I can go back on and drawn? That had it not been for the classroom setup whether it be high school whether it Be College I. I don't know if I would have been able to achieve some things that I'm able to do today and I can tell you that it was because of the kids I was around the classmates I was around the teachers that I had two professors that I have. I'm wondering as we move forward here. If there will be a balance between those parents that say I want to be able to control some of the things that that my my kids are taught but at the same time getting that in person experience in a classroom setup I, I'll be fascinated to kind of follow this I really will. My point, I simply said when kids are in a classroom with twenty other children. They get those friendships that they build that camaraderie they grow socially they know how to deal with others and not to say that the other kids who are being home schooled are behind the eight ball i. just think you experience more when you're in the presence of other children and you're communicating with them six or seven hours a day on a daily basis during the normal school back. No doubt about it. All right. We gotta get the news. When we come back, we will replay for you the interviews we had earlier today with Congressman Anthony Gonzales, and also Jon Morosi of Fox sports really great insight from both of them on the varying sports landscapes that we're all involved in buddy carpets always a pleasure to work with you a bit thanks to frank tank and Anthony Alford as well, Kyle and Olivia. Hopefully, we've got a nice setup against the cubs. Tomorrow. We've got John Lester against my clemenger. It's going to be a fun one to watch. Without a doubt in hey, welcome back. Terry Francona yes Tito is back. All right. Stay right there. We've got the news coming up next here on the trip show on radio WTI am eleven hundred. Looking for a new career, but don't want to spend four years in college. Then checkout CPI university through are year round accelerated programs. 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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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"This is the baseball. Producing from his home studio in the foothills of Connecticut is telecom buster only working in the dark. In my open in new. York. Because we lost power last night with the remnants of that tropical storm that pass through the area a lot of trees down a lot of wires down. It's jail today. It sounds tricky. Oh, lot of folks without power got a big meeting cancelled today college football podcast taping might be canceled today. I'm lucky I have power. But if not, we might have had to deploy Troy Farkas to Bristol to to take care of matters this morning but fortunately, we did not have to do that. So we we press on and Hopefully your lights come on soon. Yeah. We definitely had changed our routine last night. My sixteen year olds son Jake is used to having his xbox time at the end of the day playing with friends and he didn't know what to do themselves. Last night me on the thrown up on a dairy farm in Vermont with no television, it was back old school. It was kind of fun like I pull my all transistor radio because I live in New York. Listened to mets game they were playing the nationals last night how? He rose in. We're doing a great job I got to listen to the end of the Indians game the Tom Hamilton calling the final outs I was bouncing back and forth just I I. Love Getting back into radio. Again, it was kind of cool. Look at you get back to your roots I love it. Did you did anyone else join with you or was it just use sitting there while now you're listening so you know I was all by my my son does not get it. Like Dad really you just GonNa sit there and listen to ball game on the radio like in the dark. Candle going and I'm like yeah, it's fine. It's. All right we got a lot to get to today any manager Terry Francona continues to undergo medical tests for gastrointestinal issue and there remains no clear timetable for one hill return to the team He's meeting with a series of doctors this according to team President Chris Antonetti. Antonetti said, he didn't know when Francona we back doesn't believe he will be sidelined for A. Significant period so best wishes out two mile friend Terry Francona Yada Air Molina was among the cardinals who tested positive all total. The cardinal said thirteen members of the traveling party who tested positive seven players and six staff members want Soto was reinstated from the Kobe in list, but he was not in the lineup that game last night between the nationals and Matt's. Day. Martinez told reporters that Sotos asking a couple more days as he gets his timing back. Major. League baseball rosters are going to remain a twenty eight players. If you remember at the outset of this effort to play this year, they talked about a starting with thirty men on Roster's going down to twenty eight and eventually to twenty-six. But given all the challenges they're going to stick with twenty eight for this year. Joe Madden Angels Manager acknowledged Shohei Otani is unlikely to pitch again in two thousand and twenty Otani was diagnosed with a grade one to strain of his flex or mass. He Could D. H. for the angels is we move forward the MARLINS had a crazy day yesterday where they again had a day without positive tests they made a bunch of roster moves so they could put together a team they were in Baltimore and it wasn't till five fifteen to actually got approval official approval that they were GonNa play it worked at a start time. It really was American Legion Ball start time with the Orioles and this is what happened in the top of the finning. Here's a ball driven on a hard liner. This is out to laugh that it's going to be up up and away in a home run online drive home run for Francisco survelliance a one to nothing marlins lead. And a Great Day van Horn night forty winz, and here is the final call the set the pitch and ground. The right side scooped up by Birdie thrown the first for the out and the ballgame quick and easy one to three in the ninth, the Marlins Win Four to nothing in Baltimore. Yeah can't stop the Marlins to quote Dan Patrick To contain them, they've started this year three and one at the top of the nationally eased with seven fifty winning percentage twins and pirates Nelson Cruz. Got A big hit in the bottom the second. And the Oh one pitch light a center feel Basit Nelson Cruz virus in Kepler stops at third base for nothing twins and still one out and the basis remained loaded. So the twins offense continues to roll. That was corey provos on the treasure island baseball network in the top of the fifth inning something. Weird. What are we got here? I have no idea. Players are coming off the field. Yeah I've got and. There's a drone that is now hovering. Around you'll ballpark right now and that's it. You talk about Centerfield right. There it is. This is the first we have a drone delay. It's two thousand twenty twins win that game seven, three nationals as I said, hosted the mets last night and how he Kendrick World series hero got the national started. Swinging long by Kendrick this is way back this one is going going. There is good. Over the bloodline homer seat. Zimmer. The Brew House Area Bang Zoom Goals, Howie Kendrick on the three to pitch from Stephen Bats. That's his first home run of the year. Great to hear the Voice of Charlie slows on the National Radio Network. Harrison recently signed with the nationals after being cut loose and this is what he did in the bottom of the second. And the pitch swing a long drive deep left field Nimmo going back way back looking up and this gone goodbye in and out of the first room of sex at one zero, two at trump's down with a New York bullpen. The first nationals hit for Josh Harrison his home run bang zoom goes Harrison. Might. Trout rejoined the angels yesterday before the game he talked about the birth of his son Beckham Aaron. Trout. Pretty incredible you know a lot of. Buddy emotions going into. Didn't really know those back, but you know once once I got this I could. See Him. and. Obviously. Hold on Majeste and seeing how she was. She was beyond what she? Would we went through? To have a child, it's pretty amazing. Special to get that time with your family and him this weekend. It was You know we had my parents out her parents out or brother was doubt. it was great. It was good buying time you know bringing a new new member of the family home. Just, a special moment for for my family and her family. Obviously. And of course, what am I to do and I played appearances as a dad. Almost, setting up outside it's a breakable hammered out toward left Centerfield hit. Well, Louis back. That's gone. Fly Trout Welcome. Back. House, the saw go what nothing Halos and I didn't Colbrad power kit tedious for trout. That's probably for backup. I'm sure that was homers his first at bat first day back for one hundred, seventy trout. And that's what teammates always sabe trout. It's like everything always works up my trip perfectly and it certainly did in that case by the way superstar prospect Joe Adele made his debut last night and he got his first major league hit beating out an infield roller hustling down the first base line we're going to be talking to nick crawl the general. Manager of the Cincinnati reds today, Dave Sean, field, and Pauline Bikinis before that check out the latest episode of the low. Post Zach Lowe Toxic Kevin, arnovitz about the race for the eight seed in the West The sun's early bubble success. The nickname that is the sixers, the raptors reminding everyone how good they are and coaches fashion subscribe wherever get your podcast. Show. Welcome to the show. Welcome to the show. Welcome to the show. Show. To the show. Welcome to the show maybe you're in the show with Stephen Show and. And the show is actually on the road today. David you are affected by these power outages just like I am but man, you went on planes, trains and automobiles on podcast today. It's unbelievable buster. So I don't really consistent Silla reception at my house here in Connecticut I don't know it's a cell tower right down the road, but there's hill or something. So I'm like, ok or drive up to CVS and go to the parking lot get on busters podcast. Except there's a power line down. So I gotTa take a winding back way just to get out of my neighborhood took me twenty minutes to escape. You know that area I get to the CVS and there's no cell reception they're. GonNa drive to the next town over. So I'm in a parking lot at the grocery store and hopefully will make this thing work today. I appreciate the effort how did how did you go games last night? I was telling off the top of the show about how listen on radio. No couldn't yes. Old School, right? No no power no cell phone you know yeah. No I could not follow any baseball until I. got up this morning. Don't ask me about that eighth inning relief appearance by that Padres Guy. No Hey those days member buster, those things called newspapers we would go to bed not knowing what happened. We'd have to wake up and check the paper course you grew up on the east coast. You didn't even get the West Coast Games until the next day. So this is old school for us. Exactly. All right. So we got overnight this bleacher tweet from Austin Space and he asks a very fair question says, Hey, buster how come nobody's talking about the rockies gave talk about the rockies. Well. I know a little bit about them. Luckily, my editor Dan is a huge rockies fan. It remember this team made the playoffs as allow card in two, thousand, seventeen in two, thousand, eighteen, they were terrible last year. The one thing Dan likes to point out to the rockies often start pretty good and sometimes playing in that altitude they get fatigued even last year they were terrible but they were forty and thirty four before they collapsed. You know it's an organization that hasn't had much pitching debt. So once they get an injury or two and half to go to that sixth and seventh and eighth started that's when they struggled but. Sixty game schedule that top three of her on Marquez who pitch last night John Gray Kyle freeland looks pretty good. He did two years ago. He was fourth in the CY young voting. That's a really good one, two three. If those guys stay healthy I, think the rockies more than any other team. Benefit. From this short schedule. And if the diamondbacks and giants continue to struggle you know there's a playoff position that come from the. Maybe three of them. Absolutely in a hot streak in two thousand and twenty that could carry. The Post. season. So the other day you a better employee than me. We got an email from our editor saying we need a hot take from you. I was knee deep in a long Pete Alonso feature. 'cause we're unrolling this penal sixty this weekend, and so I was doing a bunch of writing and I ignored it but you didn't you're a better person than I was what was your hot take? Well anybody's paying attention. especially, those who play fantasy based off are struggling to figure out who are the thirty closers in baseball right now because. There are not many lockdown closers. You know some guys are injured can giles's out Roberta soon as now out aroldis Chapman is just coming back from covid so on and so on. Yet despite all these teams you know struggling to find a closer. The overall winning percentage for teams. When they're ahead enter the ninth inning this is true Sunday and was still at ninety four point seven percent. which is basically the same as it's always been. It was ninety five point zero last year. It's been little Marin and other years, but it's always around ninety, four, ninety, five percent. So my question to you buster are her closures and necessary as way think is darned a lotta good ones right now yet teams are still holding on usually to win those games in the ninth inning. I think they're they're generally more interchangeable than they've ever been especially the way pitchers are used these days. You know they that I think players more accustomed as you know, twenty years ago yet your eighth-inning guy and you seventh-inning guy and the guy was moved out of one of those areas. It was a big deal. You know who is the primary set up and and now managers will call on relievers a basically from the first any on it I think everyone's ready when the phone rings. And I and I do think they are more interchangeable. But man, if you have a really good closer than I, feel like that's a that potentially a difference maker. But that I don't really look around baseball right now and say Okay you know unlike twenty years ago where you could say you know Mariano Rivera maybe a couple of other guys you say that guy's a lockdown guy I I don't feel like they're those guys anymore. Does that make sense? No Yeah, I. Agree well, last year as an example, there are only sixteen relievers who had twenty five plus as which was the lowest in a non strike year since nineteen ninety-one. So that gets to your point that if interchangeable. Yeah. Think we're waiting for a new generation Craig. Kimbrel he looks like he might be done really struggling Kenley Jansen is still good but he's not as dominant as he was a few years ago. So yeah, I, think we're waiting to see who are the new Bar Mariana repair there's only one Rivera, but who is that new generation of dominant closers were still kind of trying to feel some of those guys out in a great example of you and I are talking about is that Wendy s at the moment that a match traded for him. He was regarded as arguably the best reliever in baseball maybe number two behind Josh Hader at that time and and Brody Bandwagon in the new general manager, the mets gave up a ton to get him and he was a centerpiece and he's an absolute disaster. And to the point where as you watch him pitch you wonder. Okay. At the end of this year might be a classic change scenery thing. Actually you know what could happen at the end of this year given the financial cutbacks and everything going on, you may be a non tender candidate because yeah. Yeah, his salary is, of course, being pushed by the arbitration scan win was built on. Finances the financial system before Covid, and now as we go into the this offseason, you wonder if that's a case where they're going to look at him and say I, I, don't have the numbers in front of me. I'm guessing he's GonNa be in the range to get something eight to ten million dollars I based on what we've seen I. Don't know how you do that. the Marlins yesterday Classic Two Thousand Twenty. Where they can't were during the day no new positive tests they had a bunch of guys the roster they make some moves and a few hours before the game they find out they are cleared to play and they make a late scheduled change to start at eight fifteen in. Baltimore. I did before my phone died last night. I. Was like, Why is this story? That eight fifteen? Yeah. Typical marlins. World Series contender before half the team got got the virus. You know it's a hodgepodge lineup here for the next what ten to twelve days or whatever. But then they go out and they win the Game Pablo Lopez right had a great outing. There in first place there three in one best record in baseball behind the. Yankees. From a game that you didn't see last night but you got to see some highlights and some pitching in highlights on your phone dust in May. Last night against the San Diego padres man he he's got some flair. Yeah I. Mean How good you think this kid's GonNa be I know the Internet lit up? That pitchy threading was in the first inning demanding show ninety, nine, mile an hour singer writing in Machado, I mean that pitch absolutely healthy unhittable. Who saw the ninety nine, mile an hour secret I. Don't know how he does it because he weighs like hundred thirty pound got that big mop red curly hair he is. He is going to be something for the next six years for the dodgers you know and as you frame that, I was thinking to myself twenty years ago the guy who was considered to have the most. unhittable sink the nasty sinker was Kevin Brown and throw heaved like ninety two to ninety four and you got a guy throw a ninety nine not only does it speak to the change in the game and and where we've gone but also the excellence of dust in May and way as they say, he's got some flair. He's got a little leg kick after he gets strikeouts. He some we're going to be watching for a long time. Somebody we we've been watching a longtime might trout who rejoins the angels and we were talking before like you could have predicted that this was going to happen. Yeah homers in his first bat- right I mean Mike Trout. Welcome back to the angel they need You know they've been off to a slow start You know really him and ran don't have only played a few games together 'cause rent don't miss the first series of at trout left for paternity leave so. Let's see how good that lineup can be with those two. Now they've called up you know that potential stood Ricky Joe Adele I'm not sure he's going to be quite ready for the majors he struggled in the high minors last year that he's an impressive. Young talent I talked to him couple of years ago at the futures game really Nice. In treating young young ball player and he has all the tools to be a really good one too. So I'm GonNa, put you in charge of the angels for the moment. What are you telling Shohei Ohtani about what he's future is picking hitting the this. This one makes me sad because we all want this work basically the first player since Babe Ruth to try to do it both ways. And now another arm injury. Joe Biden said he's probably not gonNA pitch the rest of the year. I don't know he might just have to be of a hitter only I, it's so hard buster to expect somebody to do. Both things at this level So I. Don't know. He's remember he missed his last year in Japan I think that was a foot injury, but he didn't only hardly pitch now in four years other than his first year with the angels so. He might be a hitter only moving forward I kinda liked the you know the idea if they feel like they're trying to start him once a week is just too complicated with the bullpen sessions and that sort of thing. I. Kind of wonder about the attorney Maneuver Reliever. Especially because he's D. H. and you can use that spot. So let's say that he turns out to be a pretty good setup man or he turns out to be closer you could easily handle that type of situation getting prepared to. Pitch. Yeah maybe that is the way it works I. Think it has to be a late any closer because. If you bring them in the city and then you lose the DA. So right he comes out of the game. The next reliever is in the lineup, but you know you got pinch hitters and whatnot, but it might be a little easier to do that if he's like. He's got to stop. You didn't have it this year. The is down you know the fastball command was a big thing but now we know why maybe he's been hurt Yeah. You know I'm with you once a week and worked in Japan for him and hasn't worked over here I still love it for it to work. He's so exciting and there's nobody like him but it it's tough to pull it off. All right. Well, I appreciate you making the effort to drive around in finding cell signal to be on the pod today help your power. It comes back today. Yeah. I don't know we're in the we're in the sticks era Connecticut so hopefully. Tonight. So I could watch baseball thanks for having me buster. Crawl. The general manager of the Cincinnati Reds in Nick. Thanks for joining us is we have people on the podcast I. Always like to give context for their background and baseball. So my question to you is growing up as a kid which was your team, who is your guy? I grew up in just north of Baltimore in York Pennsylvania. So I was. I was a Orioles Fan and then I was. A couple of guys. But Eddie Murray Fan I I wasn't as big of a CAL ripken fan and some folks in in I was a huge Ben McDonald Fan as well. So. Did. You get a chance to meet at have have you at any point or Ben Mcdonald? I got to meet both of them. Well, it different times any. I was when I was the Bekwai for the Oakland as he was the hitting coach I, think for the Indians and I was run Washington our third base coach at the time introduced me and ended up having a conversation with him which was. Kinda Kinda cool and surreal and and you know for a guy that grew up that was your your favorite player. That MacDonald got a funny story we. we we drafted Max Roller and The the negotiation process I He is he's Ben's nephew. So Ben, actually negotiate his contract during the draft process with me and I was it was that was a pretty surreal moment. I was told my dad about ten nine. It made me laugh so. That was that was pretty funny I cover Nettie in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety six when he returned to the oils and when I was at the Baltimore Sun and he's you know he had a reputation is not being really warm with reporters. I, really liked him like I enjoyed talking with them and and obviously it's such depth the baseball knowledge. Yeah he was. He was he was really nice to me and and You know couldn't have been nicer as as a guy that you know I I've heard stories about this or that but you know he was he was really nice to me gave me the time and and I definitely appreciate that all right Nicholas Cassiano is off to a great start for you guys. In this weird season he probably right now is leading candidate B. MVP in the National League it was interesting last year after he went over to the cubs. Kept on here from cups people was like this guy has an edge like this is someone who's come into play every day and they were a little bit surprised by that about how competitive he was what was it like to get to know him during the Free Agent Process Yeah you know we we talk his representatives probably right right away wrote the GM meetings and sat down with them and just you know we we also have a Scott has. Mike stocks as well. So we ended up signing Moose early and then we continued negotiating and and talk with the talk with them about naked and of signing him in January but and I and I'll I'll speak for both guys not just one point but you know both guys we targeted because. We want guys that wanted to come in and win, and that's that's our goal and and You know these guys. These guys are competitors and and Nixon. Great. He's been. He's been a tremendous asset to the club. You know both offensively and and he's he's improving defensively as well. I know people said stuff Bennett, his defense, but he's done. He's done a really good job so far in our outfield and he works his butt off he works everyday with Jeff Pick our Alpha coach you know working on his his reads routes and I've been. Really impressed with with just not not only the the hitter that he is, but but how he's improving defensively and you know how good he's been how good he's been with the with the guys you know the competitor is Ben and and just you know he's really good guy and he's been great to have her other club. My sense is just reading from afar his response to the idea that he would be a D. H. is at it's almost like he took that as a challenge and as you said, he's competitive and it became a competition for. I think one of the things that people don't realize about him is. He's plead the infield until two years ago. So when you were, you're not just learning a new position you're learning a completely new skill set and how to attack a ball. In the outfield and you know one of the things that we we noticed about him is he was roughly seventy fifth percentile and sprint speed, and you know when you have the tools to play there and he he really improved you know I. Think he struggled the first year Detroit. He really improved last year in Detroit. He improved again when he was with the cubs and you know he's he's continuing continuing to improve and I think that his work ethic is really helped him move forward and and get to become a solid outfielder. I think that's that's the that's the biggest thing that he needed to do and over the last couple of years in and he's doing that and I've been really impressed with. Nick, is summer camp began I was joking one of your peers that you guys are like Kobe governors, all of a sudden you all have training in negotiations and player evaluations in that sort of thing. But in this two thousand and twenty situation your ass to attack and to help build something that No, one would have even imagined a year ago. Give me a a day in the life of General Manager for example, yesterday's you guys were coming Traveling. From Cincinnati. CLEVELAND. I mean you you. You wake up you. You make sure that you got. You got all your negative tests. You know. Then then then you go from there, you know you you we work from home until probably about. Noon one o'clock, and then we'll go to the ballpark as opposed to you know years past where you came in a nine, nine thirty or so. You try to stay away. From the officer Clubhouse as much as you can. You make sure guys are wearing their masks. You I gotta give our our health and performance stuff Jeff Ed Morgan Gregory, and Steve Balance in particular a huge huge fan for for what they've done with with our club and and you know putting in protocols and and I know that emily put in protocols and to try to keep everyone safe and these guys are doing a great job in trying to hey, look gets sick and he stays home for the day and we make sure we we assess it and we go through those. Those those protocols and make sure that you know it's not affecting anybody else. But also making sure that there's a that we have. We have you know people around us that can take good care of our players as well and and you know just coaches coaches by players by him and. Look I. It's you're all doing the best you can to make make the best two, thousand and twenty. It's it's a weird year. As you said before we went on and You know I, think that. Were you wear your mask. You you you you. Social Distance and and you know you'd be smart I mean I think that's what we're all trying to do and You know trying to have best we we can I really felt like it said a lot of batch group on Mike. My stock has joey votto of basically self policed a soda speak that you've got to veterans on the team or saying you know what? I don't feel good I'm going to do everything in protect other people. I think that's that's the way it's supposed to work. You don't want to have somebody come in and and be sick You know look you ask you want guys to play through stuff that that's that's great but you also want to be smart about this. We had a last year in September we get basically the team got sick in in on a Seattle Arizona Chicago road trip and I was one of them we had We had eight people four days in a row that were completely out of commission because they were sick and you bring one thing into the clubhouse and and that that's just that's just normal sickness. That's not the corona virus. So you know for for us, we had a little bit last year I think it. It helped us set a policy set of policies in place this year in spring training like regular spring training. and you know this is before the coronavirus hit a and and guys got used to a you're sick stay at home, and then we'll get you take care of, and then we'll figure out what's wrong and go from there because we don't want this to spread. We don't want you know anything to spread for that matter and we WanNa make sure guys are healthy and compete for the for the long haul. How different does it feel to evaluate this season than versus other seasons? Like you know, we see some teams off too fast start some teams off to slow starts in past years we would be like, yeah. Okay. It's it's the middle of April but this is different context. How does it feel like as you assess the players and performance you're you're doing that? I think the The versing when you walk into when you walk into spring training, you know where everybody's been you know, hey, look I, took batting practice I I through. You know I'm on my eighth bullpen whatever that is, you know you know everybody's pretty much on the same regimen. When you came into summer camp, you had guys that might have been on a farm somewhere that they were throwing into a barn and they were throwing. Fifty pitches into a barn as opposed to a guy that that does have a catcher that that that can that that you know lives down the street and have throwing partner and they they can say, okay, well, I can go get this guy and and we can throw three times a week five times a week whatever that is and I think you know. You have some guy with a home gym and I. You know we came into summer camp. You could tell there were guys that didn't have access to a cage and you know when you're when you're late in batting practice for a guy that's never layton batting practice you know, Oh man that's GonNa take a little while for some of these guys because they're trying to get up to speed so. I think that was a big deal figuring out who is on different different schedules because of they you know their training or lack thereof. With regards to. Access, to different things and you know I think that's been that's been the biggest challenge. Just making sure that guys are guys continuing to get up to speed even as we got into the season the other day when Mike, Saroka got hurt. Folks in my industry immediately reflexively we're like, okay. Well, who can the braves go trade for and just in thinking about the idea of making trades is summer how difficult that must be for someone in your position where you know as we get closer to August thirty first know the question okay. Is this going to continue what's the actual value of players in the market place can just from your perspective How how would you way you know? What to what to give up in what to potentially ask for new trade given the current circumstances. I mean I. Think you just gotTa wait one traded time. One one acquisition time. Yeah. We we on a smaller note we claim to a rebel. Garcia From the cubs on waivers and you know we did this in I we needed some depth During the week that? We had three players. Pre guys at the offensive players that were out in. Nixon's L. we stock as an and Matt Davidson. So we wanted to make sure that we had the depth because we had some other guys that opted out and went to other teams or we or we lost on. Waivers ourselves right before the season started. So it was you know we kind of scrambled for death a little bit and I think that's going to be an important aspect as as we move through this because you know, hey, look get sick for a day or two you need to have somebody to replace him but. You know I also think that you look at that acquisition and we got from the cubs which you know four and a half hours in a car away he drove down. but you know you go through the the intake testing and make sure guys guys healthy and. And then you know you're losing a couple days there. So you just got to be smart about you know what you're giving up and and and and who who you're acquiring how long you know you have them under control all that kind of stuff and I think everything everything is an individual decision based on based on need and where you are as well and I think, there's GonNa be a lot of things that go into those decisions as we move forward last one for you. What are you seeing in your guys so far? So. Far We you know we we've we've had some had some tough luck. We you know batting average on balls and plays not great from the offense. But you know we scored some runs defensively defensively we've been okay. Are Pitching has been really. Good I think we're still jalen still come together as a team but you know we played obviously had to toughen last night against a really good pitcher. But at the same time you know we've. We've played well enough to win some games. We lost a couple of one run games but I I really like where we are I really like our club, I think. You know we got a lot of good players on this team and a lot of good coaches I. Think we. Were we're looking to win that's that's our goal this year and and You know I think that we We, we've got a team that can do it and. Just. Watching this play out for the rest of the season. All right next. Thanks for doing this hanging there in his crazy year. specs for. Jumping, into the numbers. Matthew evaluating millions and leases data Lee playing. The avs Cincinnati by two hundred. Five. This is Hembo knows and Ambrose Paul indicating a researcher for SPN He's a hunch on the show get up He told that tells us he's the head Honcho of course, Mike Greenberg disagrees and said he just a wild partier I gotta say being a researcher right now and For today's. would be a challenge given the fact that you like I know power where you are. Both have been sending even sending Greenie stats from my phone just using whatever Lt Easter's they happened to have the complete extent of my contributions to get up today. So feel pretty useless and that's a lot of us. We're all up and down here on the East Coast and a bunch of us don't have power and from what I've learned we're not getting it anytime soon. So we hunger down in and I guess when we thought twenty twenty, Britain give us another turn Here we are. How did you follow baseball last night because I I was saying at the top of the show that I last night went old school from what I was a kid I. I've told you didn't have television when I was a kid. So I bounced back and forth on this little transistor radio will I pull that out last night I'm listening to Tom Hamilton call the ended the Indians game I listen to mets game anything I could get my hands on your for you. I was GONNA say the same growing up. We do the radio on the Front Porch and I listened to the the at that time phillies broadcast every night yesterday I was able to get a little bit of self service on my phone just keep tracking of scores. So I I didn't go quite school is you in that sense but like you said following stuff yesterday with much more difficult and obviously no incapable cables working either so we're just making it. We're just making this up as we go but you and sort of doing this on the fly but. Hopefully listeners understand. All right. Let's talk about wanted to ask you about some of the rules that have gone for this special season and I think for the most part, we would all agree this is like a working audition for some of these ideas. That we're GONNA see first off the extra innings rule you know Sam Miller wrote a really interesting piece I. think it came out a week ago or two weeks ago where his feeling was. He he really wanted to hate it the the rule where you put a runner at second base in extra innings, and he's kind of finding himself going the other way how you yeah you know me I enjoy the numbers. I am still sort of purist. So this felt very tricked up to me like my first response after reading this was the next step here is that you know both teams just each soft serve ice cream after the game together. We don't keep for but candidly. Kendall I don't I don't mind it so much, and obviously as the urgency we've had only one game that season exceeded eleven innings in Lancaster opposing theory it's working like, Sam, I wanted to hate it I don't hate it and even the old school in the is sort of it's sort of breaking. In this case, it's obviously way better for my team for all teams because the the thing that kills you is any time that you're pitching staff get decimated in a single day and the season of this link listen the absolutely perfect time to try it and so far. So good hanging really bothered me so much and the results have been there only one. Only. One game has exceeded eleven innings and I think that probably makes a lot of front office gift I thought you said, you talked to those folks entering the season and that was a big concern of their in short season like this. If a rule like this was not in place, you're pitching staff could be decimated for a week which in this season, it's like mark. Your racing years, the front offices, even some players now e e here that they're really changing their perspective on this like the idea of truncating games and reducing them and look we love the Romanticism of these incredibly long games with the twist and turns the most famous one not old enough to remember the Rick Camp Game July fourth thousand nine. Hundred. Five braves and mets in its rain-delayed and they play until like four o'clock in the morning and Rick. Camp The pitcher hits a home run in the the eighteenth or seventeenth inning to tie the score and then the the mets wind up winning the game, and then there's fireworks at four o'clock in the morning. That's really funny but it was. A. Couple of executives pointed out to me like most of the time in the this day and age, Baseball Twenty Twenty x-raying baseball's awful because you've got a parade of hard-throwing relievers and you got a bunch of hitters who were trying to jacket and what you wind up having is a lot strikeouts. That's what we saw game three of the two thousand eighteen world series. Yeah brutal and the way that teams you their pitching staff. Now you win by the troll fittings. So you're throwing like your backup second baseman in a high leverage situation, fourteen minutes I'm I'm with you. The Brandon Basically, we play in twenty twenty was not conducive to eighteen any game and as much as I hate to admit this because I do not think told you this a month ago I don't mind it so much. That three bad role the thing that really jumps out of me so far is that it feels totally seamless like I almost don't even notice it but I like it because then we don't have you know the six pitching changes in a happening. What about you? This is the one I was on board with immediately and obviously anytime baseball introduces something like this. There's always kind of pushed out from people because people just generally like to do that. This is what I was with. Originally, and one that I'm especially with now with curious to me buster though is that we've not seen a reduction in the average length of a game right now, the average game three hours and seven minutes divers night in game two, three hours and minutes, which would be over the course of the full season, the longest in the history of baseball. So perhaps perhaps like in that sense we're we're we're we're not rushed shortening the game perhaps as they would intended, but I do think. We hope you can hang onto the audience because nothing more boring than than three pitching changes in it, and obviously having to watch three three commercial. We see it all the time. So I'm with you. This is one that I was with originally, it's when it clearly has worked and one that feels like it's just been around forever like sometimes like if you're running around thinking basically extra innings, you remember Oh that's new. That's weird. You see this feels like like you said it's seamless. Thing, that we've been going to be anything the whole time and all of a sudden here. So this has. Been Very smooth and I've been behind from day one my guests about that time of game stat that you just gave his that somewhat related to these expanded rosters. Thirty, because it's it's like September baseball where having thirty players available to you for a manager or you know coming up twenty eight players available to you. Fifteen pitchers and especially with the starting pitchers, a lot of them not having been stretched out you're seeing more and more teams rely on the bullpens in course more and more teams go to the Milwaukee brewers strategy like we've seen with with the Boston Red Sox. openers I think that's part of the reason why the Games are so long. So do I and I think what Major League Baseball kickback to me if I if I. Posed that statistic to then they would say, well, there's a difference between length of game and pace of play right? We not all three hour games say are created equal. If if if was a good baseball game or what has good tempo in good taste that happens to run three hours, it's all good. But obviously, there are games in which you feel like you have to take a bath after watching a baseball game for three hours. So the I think the three better minimum definitely helps with that and. And and the pace hopefully hold the audience the especially this year, entirely the TV audience in a way that they couldn't before given all the changes that that you know managers like to make make minute mid inning, which became excessive in recent year and the use of the universal designated hitter in the National League. Again, if you'll seem because it's something, we've seen all the time. Maybe the only reliable we've seen is that Madison Bumgarner is having a terrible year and that seems to be to in some way related. That is true. This is one that I was not behind before on the fan national we baseball as you know and I like the difference in the week was also curious to me. We have not seen an increase in in offense scoring in the National League now, that could be again you statistics from this year is. is a slippery slope because there's so many variables that we're not used to seeing but I was surprised to see that through this point last season run-scoring, and actually this year in down in relation to it could just be a coincidence or could be the that hitters or even further behind and they were a year ago I don't know but that is to say I think a lot of people expected it because you know three four, five percent increase uptick in scoring offense this year. Fr, from nationally close because of this mess not been the case now, it could also be because maybe teams were prepared to build a roster with this being part of it, and they're just throwing in their ninth best addition player to hit not in the lineup. But this is one that's really had an immediate effect on the bottom line either that's not to say that that would change but but it is to say that those results have not been the way that I would've expected. All right. Good talking with you and now cross my fingers for your lights to come on soon. Hopefully, send talking or do we have better saving well? Leisure tweets. All Ready? Buster bleacher tweets four wins D- actually I I just WANNA. Bring something up real quick the angels guys on my trout's home run call. They miss a total opportunity to to go with the Adad. Strength Joke there that would have been really good I thought I. I was thinking about that last night. Won't well. They probably owing trout in his tendencies. These things they could've been dissipated that, right? Yeah. Okay. One truck knits his home run in his first play appearance back because that's all my trout. And he could've they could've led to that, right? Yeah. They they could leaned in a little bit more. Alas, let's go to the tweets Stephen Nestor at Steve Underscored Nestor rates in. Hey Buster while awaiting test results. Why didn't the cards and Marlins use taxi squad members rather than cancelling games interesting question I've been thinking about as well. Well, I mean if you were to apply that for example, what happened with the Marlins and phillies nine days ago in other words, you could call other players but you don't know if while you're playing those games other are infected because they're guy guys in your traveling group who are carrying around the coronavirus Sinden in infecting players. In the clubhouse in their travel and that sort of thing I think in the cases Major League baseball is really learn when they have these You know outbreaks that they just need isolate the players and they did do the contact tracing and get it under control. I. Mean. That's ultimately what happened with the MARLINS. That's what happened with the Phillies, and that's what they're hoping happens with the cardinals who they're hoping to get back on the field this weekend against the Chicago cubs and we're supposed to have on Sunday night baseball this week, which makes an interesting week preparation, Taylor? Yeah. You might I guess you just got a press ahead like they're gonNA play hopefully Idaho kind of tricky. that. Doesn't for Bleacher tweets things right in everyone subscriber interview to this fine podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. It's it for today might thanks to nick to Hembo to Dave. Schoenfield. Thanks for listening everybody stay safe and remember hating inequality based on skin color. Something we must fight against every single day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball, don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN DOT com, slash podcast center. Baseball tonight. The podcast.

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10-7-20 Mike Trivisonno Show

The Mike Trivisonno Show

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10-7-20 Mike Trivisonno Show

"My trivisonno show on Newsradio W. T. A. M. Eleven hundred. Little Van Halen therefore you Eddie Van Halen. We'll talk with Billy Moore's Aloi round in the show. Bill He's been in entertainment, assault, tire life and So was his father and Eddie Van Halen passed away at age sixty, five from throat cancer. So we'll talk with Billy Morris later in the show today. one of the greatest things ever. You know you talk about Fake News, you talk about polls and everything. So I'm on a computer today just. Looking around at different things. You can go to young WHO's finance. Section. They have an article they did a poll. Okay. Most Americans support higher taxes. Get Out of? Here. I Bake News. If, if it spent on two different things and one of the things that it spent on his paying down the debt, the other thing it's Based on is if the government provides more services, people will seventy according to Yahoo Finance five percent of Americans will. Accept Higher taxes. Now. Do you believe that for one second I know. As far as the national debt look, it's not our responsibility to pay down. We didn't make those. I it is just amazing. What goes on and Yahoos finance things is credible website halfway credible website and they're they're trying to force that liberal nonsense and pulling down your throat. Yahoo, finance and the Harris poll recently surveyed Americans about higher taxes and seventy five percent of Americans said, they would pay higher taxes if it went to to more government services. I Okay I'm sorry. I'm going to go drink. Salad dressing. Here's Julie with the news. The time is now three Oh five for the first time in a while Indians manager Terry Francona has spoken out about the medical issues that kept him away from the team and laid him up in the hospital. He had both gastrointestinal problems as well as a blood clot. Tito. said it was hard for him to watch games on TV from his apartment you know as happy as. You know it also Ronald the fact that I was two blocks away, but probably could have been two thousand miles away for on helping. He says, he may still need a hip replacement, but he'll revisit that issue again in January as continuing as manager of the Indians he says, he wants to hold up his end of the bargain. The president has lost another legal battle over his taxes. Fox's Lilian Woo reports. A federal appeals court has just rejected the president's attempt to block subpoena fers, taxes and ruled his accountant must turn over eight years worth of records to a New York state prosecutor there is a lower court stay in place. So the president's team will have time to make an appeal for a second time to the Supreme Court a Justice Department spokesperson says it's reviewing today's ruling Lilian Woo Fox News. The Cleveland Clinic is speaking out in the wake of president trump's corona virus diagnosis. There's been a lot of speculation about win the president last tested negative for Covid nineteen at whether or not he was contagious at last week's debate Tuesday. The Cleveland Clinic issued a statement saying that their role was only to make health related recommendations to the Commission on presidential debates that they had nothing to do with enforcement. I'm Rob Bailey WTO news the debate between Vice. Presidential. Vice Presidential nominee Comma Harris, and Mike Pence is tonight starting at nine o'clock here right here on wwl am eleven hundred and one zero, six, point, nine FM. The rain police are on the lookout for the person who fired shots last night at a lorraine police cruiser Lieutenant Dan Reinhard says that at about ten thirty last night an officer was about to make a traffic stop at twenty, eighth and Seneca. As he followed behind signal with his lights and siren prove vehicle to stop the passenger leaned out of a vehicle and fired three shots at the officer. The car took off in the officer followed but lost the car. The empty car was eventually founded a house. But people inside said, they had no knowledge of the situation. The police officer was not injured a look on Wall Street the Dow is up five, hundred, seventy, four points Nasdaq up two hundred and nineteen points and the S&P Five, hundred up sixty three. Here's calm Angelo would w. t. a. m. Sports, the three and one browns host. The colts Sunday at the stadium browns will be without star running back who's on I with a sprained knee quarterback Baker Mayfield on chubs. Over. The next several weeks hurts in a player like nick. For just. On the performance is obviously a great player off just leader he has for this team is worker that mentality our countdown to kickoff coverage starts Sunday morning at nine sharp kickoff from first. Energy Stadium. For Twenty Five. I'm home of the Indians am cavaliers, Carmen Angelo newsradio WT am eleven hundred. I'm Julie for more on today's top stories sign up for our daily newsletter at W. T. a. m.. Dot Com. You've worked so hard for all the things you've. The salary status, the success. With. That image there's a drink. Wine to loosen up, want to take the edge off. How do you know what a drink more than just a drink? We get. We can help. Karen's grandview program has been helping accomplish people just like you regain their lives. talked. To. US. Visit Karen. Dot Org slash. Cranfield. Individual results vary exclusions apply imagined feeling the freedom of twenty twenty vision without the hassle of glasses and contacts. Well, basically, the Lake Vision Institute that freedom could be yours. If you want lacy than the Lace Vision Institute has officially taken away things standing in your way at ballistic vision. Institute. We're offering dramatically low prices as low as two hundred, twenty dollars per I am the consultation is absolutely free. 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Yes Seth at three forty. Chris Antonetti will be joining us. President of baseball operations for the Cleveland Indians at the manager of the Cleveland Indians Talk Today for the first time about his sickness and whether he's GonNa Manager not necessarily here he'd. Terry Francona talked about two o'clock this afternoon. We did not. But we'll play it for you in the six o'clock hour tonight. Is I, think it's worth it. If you're a baseball fan, I think it'll be worth listening to. But we'll also talk with Chris Antonetti at three, forty today. The other thing we talked about most Americans. Yahoo Finance poll. Most, Americans support. Higher taxes. Here's here's one that could be. Almost equal. Is Fire as Well I didn't even know how to describe anything anymore. Okay. If you believe the seventy, five percent of Americans believe in higher taxes. you. You literally have to have a screw loose. AD. Karman print out a list today. Okay. And I'll have them read it in hopefully, he can do it briefly. Long list. Without taking up the whole segment. But These are corona visas symptoms. Okay. I'll comment. After Carmen reads list of Corona virus symptoms. Now, take a listen to this. This is what The medical industry is putting out. Take a listen fever chills cough shortness of breath. Breathing fatigue muscle or body aches loss of taste or smell sore throat congestion runny nose nausea vomiting diarrhea stomach pain headache, and rash. If you have any one or. More than one of those or any one of those That's IT Corona virus symptoms. Okay besides a sprained ankle and a heart attack what's left but not much nothing. She last week I had food poisoning, but could very easily been diagnosed with Cova. Let's just say how many of those things have you had. Vong before Kobe game around all of those. How many of those things have you had in the last six months? Yes. Well, covert has been around. I've had probably eight percent of. Read them again and just stop after everyone fever. I haven't had one I haven't seen either. chills. no no me neither. Maybe. Cough. I've had one absolutely. Yes Shortness of breath. My head that. I'm overweight. So yeah. Yeah, I had that. Difficulty. Breathing. I don't know what difficulty breathing would actually be, but I don't know maybe now I don't think I really had that go ahead neither. Fatigue yes. Every day yes. Muscle or body aches. A bazillion of yeah. Every second of the day loss of taste or smell. A little bit tastes not smell neither of supply every once in a while lose I don't know if I lose taste but. I don't know they go ahead. Sore throat. I had one of those. No, I haven't. I have allergies. So that happens all the time and post nasal drip. Probably what you have a sore throat I. realize that cost. So I'm not saying short tailed strip through Kessler. Congestion. Yeah definitely had that all the time. runny nose. At. That had that Y-. Nausea. HAD THAT YEAH Vomiting. nope not. Vomited. Diarrhea. have had that. Me To, stomach pain. I've had that. Yeah. The diarrhea headache. Every other day I have a headache. Orange carpeting. And Arash. Check made tire but hold on I don't think I've had one of those. Yeah I. Remember, having ration. So, what did we have probably seventy five percent of those? Yes. Yep. Are they being serious when they do the do they understand why we won't take them seriously they're dead serious. then. Basically, covered everything. What symptoms? Cadillac this guy hold on. The looks like they're equal chances, temperatures and precipitation could be normal above normal the loss all it's kind of those kind of close calls. And definitely, Hey, I'm to recital for AAA advance plumbing and drain plumbing problems. Stike straggler advanced plumbing and drain is therefore you're twenty four hours a day seven days a week. The owner Ernie is told me he said trip plumbing problems don't just happen during business hours. That's how good AAA advanced plumbing drain is and I don't care what you need. Eat need waterproofing from a toilet to waterproofing two fixtures to. faucets to I don't care what you need. Water tank AAA advanced plumbing and drain is therefore you. Column Four Four, zero, three, three, one, fifty, five, fifty, five, three, three, one, fifty, five, fifty, five, or go to advance plummer dot com remember the name AAA advanced plumbing and drain because you're going to need them one day AAA advanced plumbing and drain we'll be back. Michigan Jeez reason I was able to stay. sequestered in my home is because. Some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf. The might trivisonno show on News Radio W. T. am eleven hundred. that. Still could be the best ever. seriously. Somebody at text into to one zero, nine, five by absolute roofing said could seth commercially come in early one day to work and play that for all those wife. academically, take one for the team right absolutely come in early. Joe Biden one more time you can. Thank you. This is the reason I was able to stay. sequestered in my home is because. Some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf. Why didn't you just say someone stack the grocery so show I must. Get it. Wouldn't you love to ask them those type of questions? Absolutely. Just to hear a response that that that. That's what it would be. That would be the first five seconds for sure. It. I mean it's it's it's like newspeople PLA- cop. I mean, white cop shoots black man. Then when? It's the other way around or. A white person, his shot news reports on it. Cop. Shoots, bank, robber. Milk Cutler's mentioned. All you can sensationalized. Colors mentioned. Do you ever notice that? Yes. Full numbers are two, one, six, five, seven, hundred eleven to one, six, five, seven, eight, one, one one with Chris Antonetti president based Indians out president of baseball operations on three forty. Julie's news. today a late around in the show today, we'll play out Terry Francona this press conference Terry is spoken Sus First Time He. He got sick and he talked about his illness and he talked about whether he's coming back or not as manager. It's been said that he's definitely coming back but I don't think that's the case after hearing his press conference, right? Yeah. He talked about having to get his hip done. So that's that's another dynamic that's playing into whether he's coming back and he did he did briefly say I just want to be strongest possible to endure a long season so. Say if he didn't couldn't endure a whole season, he wasn't wasn't coming back. he now the door, the door is really left open. It was kind of it was kind of vague and bigamous. He said what I'm saying Yeah Yeah. So, we don't know. What that means. Yes So we shall see he's worried about his hip he said I gotta get this feeling well. So we'll waited see didn't you just repeat exactly what trump said I guess? Let's go to the. Way before we go to the. And that you got to be truthful Oh. Yeah. Yeah Come on knucklehead. What is better? Job Out Joe Biden soundbites or Karma dance, slow southbound neck, and neck. It's gotTa be head and shoulders above by it's gotta be it has to be. because. I think you know Biden is just that old he's losing it I think Karma just that stupid. A Winston valid stupid trip says I'm going to be in a nursing home that I got problems. You said never have your back this wording of I got your back on this. I, ran into somebody one time not too long ago. Bring it. Let's go I. WanNa hear this one. No, and the person said that we we stage out this. This is all real. No I. Mean I'm not I'm not trying to insult you. But the person said it was telling me how we stage on this. He said he said carbon cannot be that stupid stupid. Can he cannot lie as much as you said, he does on the air okay. And then say doesn't lie. He says this has to be all staged. I told the person I swear. At My right hand to the Lord. That none of this is staged. Last night the joke this is nickel and this. This is a true human being. Get paid. It's the real deal. I wouldn't the guy didn't believe me. It's so true I. my highly intelligent well, read individual at that. He said to me he said at the end of the conversation he still didn't believe me says, but if it's true but if he's attractive, I agree with you on one thing I said what's that? He says he definitely should not have a driver's license. Serious a threat to the to the public. This drip seth is driven with you. Yeah. It was terrifying scoreless was to learn how to drive a stick. The car four, eighty, four, eighty, we were going to miles an hour we're stuck in traffic. Okay Go ahead Sethi stalled the Chiron for eighty. Then he went and went the wrong direction ticket to where we're going. But then when he wanted to turn around he almost hit an island yell and scream to stop the car because he was going to go up in his big huge concrete island that we'd still be sitting on top of today, and that's not the end of the story and then so he finally gets into the parking avoids the concrete island it goes to pull out and start flipping people off on well, look. There's common courtesy when you're on the roadways. Okay and you have an anger problem. I don't have an anger issue but that gentleman he should've let us out. He did not let us didn't mean to flip them off. Man Okay if Lamble, oh? Yeah. That's all I could say to that would serve. Wait a minute, get them get him with the other one. You're a racist. You're racist. Figure that out six I thought I thought talking to say. Wait. Before we go to the news, you gotta play Bite One more. Geez reason I was able to stay. sequestered in my home is because. Some black woman was able to stacked grocery shelf. I when we come back after Julie's news and don't forget Julie will be singing the national anthem as we. Honor, the independence, police. Department Monday with the some of the proceeds from the trip t shirts. Rock and roll food truck will be at the. Independence police station Monday. And at noon that Monday live at the Independence Police Department Julie Holiday, we'll be singing the national anthem. Can't. Wait. excited. Can't wait. I here's Julie with the news and when we come back Chris Anthony will join. US At the Cleveland Indians. Thank you. It is three thirty, three Governor Mike. Dewine is offering hope to ohioans struggling to pay rent and mortgage payments. The governor acknowledged that many folks are having a tough time covering bills due to the pandemic to wind says that he is working with state lawmakers to possibly reallocate some funds provided by the cares act to help those in needs. He says, he hopes to make announcement next week Moore Cove Nineteen testing available in northeast Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health announced that more pop testing will be available, Friday and Saturday. In Akron. The site will be at the Summit County Public Health Building located on West Market Street. The test is totally free no appointment is required quantities. NETFLIX's facing criminal charges in regards to its controversial film cuties a grand jury and Texas indicted Netflix's on Tuesday claiming the film shows L- material involving children. It goes on to claim the movie was quote Literally No. Political or scientific value NETFLIX'S DISAGREES? Your three news forecast from the Mr Hero taste you crave weather center. Here's holly strength out for the rest of your Wednesday Wendy mild seventy high tonight breezy with lows in the forties and then sunshine Galore for your Thursday highs. In the sixties this report is brought to you by unbound dot org right now there are young people across the world facing a tough choice. Continue their dream of education or drop out to help their family put food on the table. You can help change their future and a single moment. See how far your support can go at unbound dot org. I'm Julie Holiday Right now seventy one degrees at your severe weather station news. Radio. Wt Am eleven hundred. Today. Might trigger. Sano show on Newsradio W.. T.. AM eleven hundred. The right back here W. T. a. m.. E. Eleven hundred we have THE PRESIDENT OF BASEBALL OPERATIONS FOR THE CLEVELAND Indians Mr Chris Anthony on the air. Let's welcome. Chris did a show Chris happy new, year Chris. Thanks how are you? Another Day another day in Paradise Buddy. That's it. Exactly so What's your? We're still playing baseball games right now though. I will let you talk uninterrupted here for the next five minutes as the as Chris, Antonetti tells us exactly what's going to happen with Santana and Linda are so go ahead Chris. It's all yours. Twenty. Phil, first off I think they're a handful of players We have option decisions on. That's one of our first orders of business it will need to work through this offseason. So you know Roberta. Perez Carlos Santana Brad hand in particular guys that we have to make decisions on within five days after the world series so. We will take the next couple of weeks to work through those decisions and go forward from there. The I know people don't like to hear the truth but they ask you this question with everything that's happened with the corona virus in this bizarre baseball season, which basically wasn't hardly even baseball season. No fans anything like that only sixty games. How bad will that hurt some teams and I'm talking about the mid market teams in smaller market teams financially. Does down the road. How how does that work Chris I mean the only reason I'm asking that is because that's the question I get asked all the time and I have no answer to what I don't know. So I have an insight into the details of other teams but I think if you just step back and look at it logically. the industry lost billions of dollars or revenue because we couldn't open up our ballparks, the fans and for, and we only played sixty games. So even the local TV deals and other TV TV deals that would bring in revenue to teams were only a fraction of what those teams were expecting. And so there were massive. Across the industry at a League level in the billions of dollars, and then that translates the losses profound huge losses for each heat and so again, I, don't know exactly what the future will hold that to think I won't affect the way teams operate. I think would be it doesn't seem logical to me. I mean, if you look look at what's happening in other industries across the country, you can see the enormous impact the pandemics have and I don't think baseball's any different. Airlines they're laying off thousands of people. baseball isn't in the position to lay off, you can't lay off baseball players, Kanye Chris, you have to advocate. Yeah. I, mean. That's been really difficult year. I do think I mean. No team has been immune from it. There have been a lot of difficult decisions player decisions, and there's also been a lot of different difficult staffing decisions that you know. A lot of a lot of people have been affected by people that you know count on employment to come to the Ballpark, and whether it's sell hot dogs or programs or be ushers to Ballpark, or you know everything that all of the activities typically happen around the game none of that none of that existed this year and that's really hard for the franchise's, and then for everyone who's associated with those. You've worked so hard for all the things. The salary, the status, the success. And with that image, there's a drink. One wide wanted to loosen up wanted to take the edge off. How do you know what a drink is more than just a drink? We get we can help. Karen's grandview program has been helping accomplish people just like you regain their lives. Talk to us. Visit Karen. Dot Org. Slash krant few. Individual results vary exclusions apply imagine feeling the freedom of Twenty Twenty Vision without the hassle of glasses and contacts. 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One of the reasons I wanted to have you on then Karma ask a question also, but let me get this one in is because I'm a huge baseball fan. And I'm not liking. A certain part of the game that I am seeing. And I want to run this by you. I in my opinion, I think these drastic defensive chefs. Where everybody is basically almost on the right side or the left side of of the Infield is destroying the game and hurting the game. your comment to that. So I guess I'd ask what about it bothers you is it the fact that they're just are were relying on you know kind of walks home runs and strike out, and that's what the Games of all tours or something else. that. That's basically well, it's an defensively it's like this year I hardly saw Linda or hardly ever played shortstop position he was either behind second base on the right side of the second base over by Third Base I've saw very few great defensive plays by Linda I'm that's not a knock on Linda I think that has to do more with the shifts. Then the shifts have turned guys into either walks or home runs. Okay No, it is just. I know Chris it's I I think the shift is doing way more damage to baseball than good is that's just my comment on that. Yeah. So I guess what I would say is that it's a logical for teams to try to put the defenders where the ball is most likely to go. Right so I think anytime were looking it's GonNa be really hard to legislate against that. Are we going to tell the outfielders where to stand but what I would suggest is that there's opportunities for us to be thinking about things within the Game, of how do we bring the game back to getting more action? How do we get more balls in play? How do we get more singles and hits and doubles and triples and stolen bases and not just rely on walks in home runs and have those such a big percentage of the the way and and so I I do know that it's a priority or or have been prior to the pandemic a priority for Rob Manfred and a number of You know leaders throughout Major, League baseball to think about ways in which we can. Create more action game so it. So it is more interesting and there are a lot of different ideas on ways in which we can approach that limiting shift is one thing that's been considered but I I M. Maybe of the minority needed I'm not sure that would affect things as much as people think. Chris Speaking Carlos Santana we obviously know how much he loves the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Could we ultimately see Carlos, brought back at a price that is fair to both sides. I. It would be way premature for me to speculate on that at all I think we need to I, try to. Wrap our arms around what we think twenty twenty one. We'll look like and then begin assemble roster that's consistent with what we think are reality will be in twenty, twenty, one and What I can say is we'd love Carlos Santana he's meant so much to this franchise for what he's done on the field off the field. So to the extent, there's an opportunity to have him continues part of the organization we'd like nothing more but the to try to speculate. Would be hard to do at this point. Chris also to getting back to the shifts and stuff like that and more action more hits and Baseball I got a great idea. Let's just get rid of all the great pitchers. I don't like that idea 'cause we have a Lotta they've straight pitcher. So if you WANNA get all the great pitchers on other teams so that bolsters are often signed me up for that. But we we want to keep the great pitchers that we have. See what? What I don't understand is what people don't understand. Okay. About the game of baseball you you watch BIEBER SH throw a nine inning shutout and strike out thirteen fourteen batters. Where do you think the action is going to be when pitcher like that is so dominant, you're you're just not gonNA that's the action of the game and the enjoyment of the game is in some games you're watching the pitcher and some games you're enjoying the hitters it that that's what I don't understand people how they don't understand that. I think that's sure. But so there is a beauty to watching a elite pitcher like chain fever pitch and pitch effectively and navigate lineup. So there is there is an element of enjoyment in that I think what what people are feeling it sounds like we're you're feeling is it's great for Shane beaver but if that's happening every night or happening to consistently where we're not seeing balls in play enough. Games times are taking forever and. We end up either just getting walks home runs or strikeouts. It's not interesting to the majority of fans. And to the extent that true if incumbent on baseball think about ways of shape. A game in a way that encourages players to put the ball in play more. Shame on me for not remembering this but I'm listening to Indians game and of course. on T. a. m. and he's just fantastic. I mean I I have to listen to him at night. I just enjoy the game was Austin and the time. Hamilton. And he was absolutely moaning all night. I can't remember the team and who the pitchers were but there were a couple of them to three in a row. The game took I think almost four hours and Hammy, was saying that whoever the a pitches were on the opposing team, it just took him forever to throw a pitch. If there's anything that should happen in baseball it's not in my opinion. Let's play the game of baseball but let's every team. Every sport has got a shot clock baseball basketball football. So what I'm talking about, why not put a pitch clock on these pitchers? Trade I. Think you're touching on things that. Make a lot of sense to me. I mean my preference is we think about ways to Continue to improve the game and Make it move along more quickly as do things that really don't impact the fabric of the game but think about things that can help move the game along without altering some of the fundamentals around it, and I think something like a pitch clock where you're just trying to shorten the time between pitches being delivered isn't affecting the game. It just gets things going at a better pay. I'm certainly in favor of that and you know and other measures it would be similar to that. And Chris doesn't that in effect in the Eastern League another. Yeah and the great thing is it's not noticeable I, mean you go to those ballparks and no one's sitting there thinking about the pitch clock but you do notice that the game is being played at a much crisper pace and there aren't those really long walls in between pitches and players have adapted the minor league level I don't think it would be a huge adaptation of the major league level. Chris, not not to have you predict the future but just curious I mean only God knows I mean what they're gonNa, do with this corona virus? And what's ahead for us? Okay. But let's say that next year is affected the same way this year is affected. Could this financially cripple major league baseball and other sports. Church tricks cripple out of Industries with what we've been through. Already I mean no industries immune to it. So to the extent, we were in a situation next year where revenues again were significantly impacted and. I could see having profound repercussions. I tend to be an optimist I'm hopeful that the game of baseball is so strong and there are so many people that care about that. We'll be able to find a way through but. You, the losses have been staggering to date and to have another year or part of a year where we're in a similar environment to do really damaging the industry and for teams within the industry. You WanNa see some I. Wish it was different obviously I wish I wish that was different on it will be different but that's just the reality of unfortunately where we are and the impact of pandemic that all of us and Chris. There's a misnomer out there among many fans that think pay the TV contracts allow these teams so much money that. Okay. So they're losing the gate while the gate that is huge too. In a small market and certainly you and journey have challenges that you have to meet. Its in every market I mean the fact that there's not a single team that sold the ticket or generated a dollar from concessions like all of those revenues that are typical for fans coming out the Games team rely on the pay, the bills none no team had access to that this year add to it that we only played sixty games. So even the local TV contracts teams only received a fraction of what they were expecting for local TV contracts so You can just a reality is revenues were down by in the order of billions of dollars across the industry. And hopefully, we'll have a different financial picture in in twenty twenty one but the reality is there's a lot of uncertainty around that. Chris. Last question we'll let you go and I appreciate the time The way things have transpired with this coronavirus and everything this upcoming set a free agents whoever they may be you you do you think it'll affect what they get. I don't know that's so hard. I mean the market will we'll see what the market there so I think each team has to make their own decisions looking at their own finances or team building strategies and see what makes sense for them I will say the thing I am encouraged by looking at our situation particular. We've continually tried to manage our roster and manager finance over the course it'll pass you seasons. So we have a core around which we can build and I think if you look at the roster, we finish the season with the NF, not perfect Rosser, but it was a team that's on pace to win ninety four games over one hundred, sixty, two game season the vast majority of that team seth returned. We have a lot of young players that are going to be here for the foreseeable future. So we head into the offseason. Despite some of the challenges that we talked about with a great group of players around which to build, and that's a really fortunate position to be in and and not every team across the League is in the same spot. I lied one last question, Terry Francona talk to the media today for the first time since his illness anything you'd like to say off of what Terry Francona and in your opinion will he be back next year as manager of the Cleveland Indians? Yes I believe Tito will be back next year our manager he's back at home in Tucson recovering now, he he still has some things to work through, but he is feeling much better than he did even a few weeks ago. So hopefully that continues over the off season and he's ready to go from day one next year. But I know he's excited to get back and lead the team. All right. Chris. I appreciate information we'll have you on again soon. Thank you very much and if I don't know if you agree with me or not. But if there's anything you can do to get rid of drastic shift I would Give you a hug when I see you know. I. Appreciate it. I I. Hope we're seeing a shift on fields in goodyear and Florida come February. 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AGNISSAN DOT COM we'll be back in just a couple of minutes. Today. And so my fellow Americans. Ask. Not. What your country can do for you. Ask what you can do your country. My trivisonno show on newsradio WT am eleven hundred. Not a plea to Joe Biden Sunday following president. Kennedy. Just. some great tax the came in the two, one, zero, nine, five Rodney by absolute roofing trip the game you were talking to my with all the slow pitches in Pittsburgh game was the Pittsburgh pitchers yes, I think you're right. Game Yeah. Another text that came in Learn how to hit the opposite way nothing but softball players in major league baseball. That's what the shift is doing I. Don't know why they don't it. The other way I I really don't. You could Could stop them. From shopping very easily if you just. Just bunted the other way. Then go till date until they stop shift, force them to go back to the regular fill. Somebody else text in Saturday and Major League Baseball they showed Bob Gibson game one in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Sixty, eight, world series. He didn't have the ball for five seconds before you through the next pitch. Yeah it's. I don't know what it is what pitchers today they're the ones that they're slowing down the game. I mean Mike Hargrove is nickname was the human rain delay I mean he used to take a long time in the batter's box? So you have the combination of. Guy Stepping out and scratching their balls and pulling on their shirt and nat and everything, and then getting back in the batter's box stepping back out and yet pitchers doing the same thing. Nothing asked to change in baseball other than tell make sure the pitcher and the batter. Speed up the game. And I'm not sure why you got to speed up the game of baseball. I mean to me, it makes no sense. BIEBER's make a team. Look like a fool this year striking out thirteen fourteen, fifteen batters. throwing. A shutout thrown the two three hitter. were. Static. Is. Cleveland fans. But BIEBER's the one that took all the action out of the game. Now if you get to pitchers like that that have a night like that together, it's going to be a one nothing to to one game. There's going to be any action because the pitches are going to dominate the game. So? I I don't get it. What what are you trying to say I mean are you trying to say that we should get rid of great pitching? So there's more hitting. The only way there's going to be more hitting is if the pitchers are bad. Because three hundred hitter is a superstar. He makes an out seventy percent of the time. I'm not sure people understand the game of baseball the ever superstar who fail seventy percent of the time. Now what he's facing Bob Gibson. BIEBER NOT WANNA put Bieber and Gibson in the same breath, but I'm just making a point here. Now, what do you think that three hundred hitters going to get? He's GonNa hit two hundred. Against, guys like that. I would have loved to have seen Gibson and Willie mays. You mean I mean. You have a guy like Willie mays who top what top three or four of all time would you say? and Bob Gibson and actually there was a story I think you told the story about those guys didn't really dig in on Bob. When Bob I came up. It might have been drysdale did that with? KIMBER. Yeah. It was one of the two I think it was drysdale but you have to hall of Famers to absolute superstars and quite frankly trip I love that type of competition and you have maze Gibson and again, that could be to one and the picture is going to dominate. The pitcher will turn Willie mays. WHO's the? Head of the pitcher is the one that's taking action out of the game. The game is taking the action out of the game. You can't put more. Are you GONNA put more action in a game if you've got great pitching out there. To me, are you going to do that? You're not? At two I'm watching I'm good watching Bieber strikeout fourteen over eight anything about baseball is the great thing about baseball is you're going to see a two to one game and the next day you're probably going to see a ten to nine game. That that's the great thing about. Throwing know what you're gonNA. Get. And that's that's that's what separates baseball from football and basketball in my opinion. I mean yes there's upsets in football. Yes. There's upsets in basketball. We gotta go to news here but very quickly, and there's upsets base by I get that. Okay. But in baseball, it'd be because of the dominance of the pitcher. In the sport, you never know what you're going to get. You never know it could be attended nine game. It could be a two to one game and that's to me the enjoyment of the game. Okay. 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Most Bait Major League Baseball looks like softball today. Yeah. Waiting for the three run bomb. Yeah I mean, there's nothing wrong with the three run homer. But he'd Oh my God I mean it's you WanNa talk about all the action out of the game. The shift is done that yes, it is and and pitching so you combine pitching with the shift. In, you wonder why there's less action and baseball than there once was. Our phone number two, one, six, five, seven, hundred, eleven, hundred to one, six, five, seven, eight, one, one, one, one. WHO's next Marcus. Marcus year near Marcus My speakerphone there. Hello. Thank you Marcus. So this morning I, go outside get my mail. Is Fly call out there. You know. And some SOB stole my trump plug last night. Toward on my Blue Line. Police flag, I was laying on the ground and. That before to. Buy Them Twenty sixteen before I have flag till. They were just smashed on my trump sunny down to the ground. Out in the street or whatever. 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She cannot I mean yeah I, get it and I appreciate the phone call. Thank you very much. I. Mean There's been times that governor the wind has made sense and there's been times. Governor Dewine has changed his mind and there's been times where governor the wind doesn't make any sense. I guess that's all up to your beliefs and how you interpret different things but. They always tell you about the coronavirus deaths. You. Know that are very highly exaggerated the nets from the CDC. Not, Mike Trevan steady two, hundred thousand people dying from the corona virus. It was nine thousand and change the died from the virus. That's from the CDC that's not for me. I'm just reporting what they said. But. They always talk about the coronavirus debts. They never talk about what the coronavirus and their shutdowns have caused. With the domestic violence. The drug use the alcohol, use the crime, the child abuse, the murders, the bankruptcies, the loss of jobs, the mental health. The mental health problems, all the scams that are out there people losing their homes. At all that up. And it makes the two hundred thousand people have died from the coronavirus pale in comparison. They'll never do that never two million years will they passed that type of information on you? And the president of the United States where the Alaikum or not. said, something. That was very, very good. months ago he said You'd Better Watch out that the cure is not worse than the disease. and. That is what is happening. Now. There's a lot of people that don't want to admit that they just want to focus on the two hundred thousand people that have died but don't forget when this whole thing started. It wasn't about you dying it was about you going to the hospital. They made that perfectly clear that they were worried about that. They'd ever mentioned deaths for a month. They were worried about hospitals being overrun they never were. So it wasn't about that's from the beginning. That's what they switched to. Because they found out that hospitals were not going to be overrun. Hey Amateur Asano. It's just it's just literally just I mean it just absolutely makes me crazy. It really does I mean, it's It's just the whole thing is bizarre I mean here you got cases going up in Ohio you got buyers shut down at ten o'clock at night. And, the browns get to double their attendance now I'm not saying that the. I'm not seeing the Brown shouldn't double their attendance but what is the reason? In. The middle of cases going up. Jer allowing somebody to double their attendants. You have to, you would have to explain that to me. And I don't think they can. That's all I've been saying from the beginning that. I think they they have totally confused everybody that everybody who has a brain put it that way or has not a brain. That's wrong. Choice awards everybody has common sense can see right through that they have from right from the beginning they have. 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So the rest of the afternoon, it's a mix of clouds sent shine very mild and windy highs around seventy forties and breezy tonight sunshine sixties for your Thursday. You get your traffic and weather together, mornings and afternoons. Here's Olivia that is caused carnage on our streets. A hundred and fifty million people have been killed, two, thousand and seven when Bernie voted to exempt gun manufacturers some liability more than all the wars including Vietnam from that point on the Mitrova Sano. Show on Newsradio W. T. am eleven hundred. Our phone numbers there two, one, six, five, seven, hundred, eleven, hundred to one, six, five, seven, eight, one, one, one, one, one, one, one. Let's take a phone call who's next Charlie. Charlie you're in the air. I had called. All right. You'd better stick the first time caller and leave the job to absolute roping. ABSOLUTE ROOFING DOT COM Yeah. Charlie. Go ahead. Okay when Ronald Reagan was. President of the United States. He put the armed services on the wall and when the people that lost their unemployment, he dropped them off the unemployment rolls and that we have to give out extension. Right, what my question is is if the government doesn't pay in unemployment. Okay. What right does he ends up put him on employment role and dropped the ones that aren boy off the the roles. Plus. They. Service them. When this discharge, why do you say capable of being able to collect on point if the government is using the months assistance? Who who did that? Ronald Reagan. Because I'm having a hard time here in the. Okay. Thank you for the phone. Call me personally I've said this a million times my radio career. I mean we we just gave away three trillion in stimulus packages were about to give away another three trillion. So obviously, we don't pay attention to money in the United States of America but that's beside the point I can understand helping out businesses that really needed it and people that really need it. I can help I can understand that. But might point here is that I've said this thousand times. if, I was present United States of America and you're a soldier. And you put your life on the line you served in combat. when you came home and when you're done with your military career, you would get a million dollars. And I would say, thank you, here's a million dollars tax free Thank you for your service. You know people say thank you for your service. Those are just words in most cases. Thank you for your service they say to a military person. If I was president. United. States and you served in the military. And you served in a war you were in your in a combat situation where your life was on the line. You would get a million dollars when you're done with your. Military career. that's how I would reward soldiers who have provided all of this for you and me. The other thing there'd be no way of course. Now, this would sound like communism. but there would be no way. Here. If I ran. The police in the United States I. Will Not tolerate a bad cop. The restrictions would be. Even tougher than the for cops. To make sure that we weeded out the bad cops. Now with that said. There is no way an athlete would make more money than a cop. There's no way that I would tell. A man or a woman who's a police officer to go out there for fifty sixty, thousand a year and put your life on the line every day. And protect you and me they would. They would be highly paid. Highly paid police officers if I was running this country. I. Me Personally I think everything is back ass words and I understand that's the way our system works and this and that you know you know ten thousand people aren't ten million people aren't watching a cop do his job like they are athletes on television. But. There would be a way that police would be. Highly paid occupation. And a desired occupation in this country rather than knocking the police degrading the police. I would were ward the police. And you would see how much of a better system we would have not saying that we don't have a good system now with the police, but would be even better under a under my approach. May You can laugh all you want. You could call me stupid. You can text in and out. Tell me I have a tenth grade education. but the streets of the United States of America would never be dangerous. If I was the president of the United States. They would. I would promise you that they would never be dangerous. Now you would let you would have to let me accomplish. What I wanted to accomplish with the police, you would definitely have to let me do that. And not fight it and you know want to de-fund police say police are bad people. Now there's some bad cops. There's some bad talk show host. Eight to tell you this some bad doctors dentists there's some bad lawyers. There's bad in every profession. There's no doubt about it. And you we'd the bad out. That's all you can do is we the bat out but? There's no way an athlete would make. Thirty million a year and a COP would make sixty thousand a year. and. I never forget a conversation I had was one of the most touching. Conversations. I've ever had in the person. I held in my emotions. And my reaction to the conversation. So the person that was delivering. This information to me didn't know how much it really affected me and how much I absorbed and how much. Emotion I really had as an I can't do the conversation justice. But I had a conversation with a woman one time. And It wasn't wasn't that on the air. And Her husband was a police officer. I won't say where over here Northeast Ohio. Then was in a neighborhood where there were Violence some violence in a lot of crime lot crying. Let me just put it that way. and. This is what house phones. And so this conversation took place A. Few years ago. And the woman was telling me. That when her husband goes to work and he worked different shifts. As a police officer, you always didn't work the same shift. That she literally. Used to. Shake. When the phone rang. Okay. And she said, she would literally almost have a breakdown. If. The doorbell rang. And I. Think you. If you have some commonsense, you could understand why? Because every time her husband? Went to, work. And she said I never really got over this trip. She said I i. when he left I used to give them a hug and gave them a kiss. He was a police officer like I said in the beginning if you missed that. She said I literally used to think in my head and never said it to him. But this would be this could be the last time I. See him. Now. Would you go to work as a carpenter a plumber, a talk show host, an accountant. whatever. do you think your loved one? As those same thoughts in their head. And this woman lived with this. For the entire and thicker husband was a copper like thirty some years before he retired. And they had kids and everything and. That's how her mind worked. That when her husband left for work. Every time she would have those horrible thoughts in her head. She said I couldn't get him out of my head. She said in thank God nothing ever happened and He retired and They're still living in their living. Happily ever after. Okay. That's the type of occupational police officer has. Yeah mean carbon could be driving to work. I could be driving to work tomorrow we could get by a car and die anybody could die driving into work. Okay and stuff like that. Any any accident can happen. Okay. I understand that but the odds of it happening to a COP. In a tough community. Is A lot greater than it happening to you or me and I'll never forget that conversation and I wish. I could do that conversation more justice. and. And explain it better in really if you could have heard the woman. Telling me that one day. There would be people right now to have tears in her eyes. Tears in her eyes. Of what she went through in thirty some years of her. Husband or The person she loved the father of her children. Not Knowing if he was gonNA come home every day left her work every day. Here's a Livia traffic. And so my fellow on they're. Not What your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. Son. Show on newsradio WT am eleven hundred. Somebody text in the two, one, zero, nine, five brought to my absolute roofing. And the texture said trip and my husband was a cop for twenty seven years that fear hit me every day I prayed a lot. He's retired now. Thank God. Somebody, else text in at they. Don't forget cops. They, you choose your profession. you should kiss their ass that they. They chose that profession. You're not doing it and I'm not doing it. So we kiss their ass that they chose that profession. that's my response that affects twos next, Lisa? Lisa. How're you doing today make? Good. Good good. I appreciate everything you say for about politically officers I've been married to one, four, twenty, three years and people used to always say to me how do you not worry about him every day and I would tell them well, you know this is something that he's one to all his life. But now when he leaves her work every morning. I feel that women's pain because I dread. A knock on the door. I really dreaded. Now, and he's almost done Scott a couple more years to go and I just really. Can't. Wait. I never thought I'd say, I can't wait for my husband. To retire and then we spend every day together. Nothing wrong with that right Mike. Thank you for good luck and thank you for the phone call. Now I understand exactly what you were meant that. Exactly. You'll get another one and before we go to Julian News next Pete. European. Travel I- I WANNA I wanna say something you said something. A little while ago that you know when you were younger. And please weren't the nice guys. And You know what? When I was younger I got a buddy drive my my dad's host, mobile Buick Deuce, and a quarter. I'm trying to teach them how to drive. We got stuck on her way in a website. He couldn't hold the wheel on a big boat like. And so I got. You. Know I got letting unlicensed I was letting them drive right night. We're drinking beer and you know that was very cool and I got the thing for letting. license cyber drive. He's seamy according to you. He say me as a clerk of courts downtown and he says, you've got a head on your shoulders. Don't be go ahead watching you hang with. And I'll tell you what tennis day I'm forty seven to this day. That's still number two. And I tell my wife and. I would never want to do. That thank you for the phone call. Yeah. My Oh man used to tell me the same thing you know you are who you hang around with. And I used to get in trouble and get in trouble and get in trouble and. and. Finally Mao man could blame him my friends but. Finally. Figured out. You maybe they shouldn't have been hanging around me but it it. It was sort of a partnership I hang around with the greatest people in the world and. I surely wasn't one of the greatest. Persons in the world when I was young either. So you eat one thing I would tell a parent man is be careful pay attention to who your son or daughter. Is hanging around with people, places and things. Absolutely. That is probably one of the most important things apparent can do. Is Pay attention. To who your son and daughter is. Hanging. Around. With. Because It's You're very easily influenced when you're young. Least I was. And you go along with the crowd. When you're young because you WANNA be cool. So you gotTa make sure that. Your son or daughter is in the right crowd. And not in the wrong crowd. And the other thing ever say this My kid would never combat. Don't ever say that. As a parent. Hey I'm like Sano for seaver security home or business baby. It don't get any better than seaver security they protect my home, my son's restaurant. They have all the technology that you could ask for anything you need seaver says they have an intro rate right now eight, ninety, five a month or you can switch the seaver straight ninety, five a month with no equipment change eight dollars ninety, five cents a month it's an intro eight. Okay. Their call centers local. So, when something happens they know your neighborhood you're not dealing with somebody talking to somebody from another country. That's important to me would seaver security. 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Today you were singing your practice started somebody brought a cat and stepped on it. Is. That was that. You. Know, What's interesting is seth say all this he'll talk so much trash and then as soon as we go off air, he's like I'm really sorry, did not mean to say any of that. So I'm. No more accepting. You got him sub sandwich your shut up every now and then you shut up, you bought him a sub sandwich. I you far better than he does. The News. Okay We'll be at the independence police station Monday at noon Julie will be singing the national anthem stop on out. More. So I have a smoking racket role food truck. There will be entering the police with some of the proceeds from the trip. T shirts don't forget. You can go to trips, store dot, com and vitals t-shirts elvis feed the different police departments. Here's Julie with the News as the. Independence and noon. Thank you and set you owe me a t shirt. It is five. Oh, six president trump says he wants more from coronavirus stimulus despite announcing on twitter on Tuesday he's ending negotiations with congressional. Democrats Fox's Rachel Sutherland has more with the story. The President says he's willing to sign legislation sending another round of twelve hundred dollar stimulus is some Americans and approve aid to the airline industry and money for the paycheck protection program for small businesses. This after he abruptly ended stimulus toxin a tweet last night saying Democrats from negotiating in bad. Faith House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement saying president trump showed his true colors putting himself I at the expense of the country with full complicity of the GOP members of Congress Rachel Sutherland Fox News The rain police say one of their police cruisers was shot at last night in two suspects have been arrested. Lieutenant. Dan Reinhard says it started last night around ten thirty. One of the rain police officer was about to make a traffic stop at twenty eight and Seneca suddenly a passenger in the car fired shots at the police cruiser. It was a vehicle pursuit. The officer tried to catch up through the vehicle but the vehicles driving. So recklessly that we were able to catch law side of eventually, the empty car was eventually found at a house but people inside said, they had no knowledge of the situation. The police officer was not injured. One of downtown Cleveland Hotels is facing the possibility of foreclosure, the majority owner of the hotel on Saint Clair Avenue opt to. Seven seven seven is thirty five million dollars behind in payments on its mortgage plus interest and late fees. This is not the only problem for the Western as it is also in the middle of an FBI investigation into whether optima seven, seven seven laundered money through its purchases of real estate optima seven seven seven used to own a lot of downtown Cleveland Real Estate Still Owning one Cleveland Center fifty, five, public square, and the Western. I'm Tom War wt am news and ending today on Wall Street. The Dow was up five hundred and thirty points Nasdaq two hundred and ten points and the S&P Five, hundred of fifty eight. W Team Sports. Here's Carmen Angelo the three and one browns host. The colts Sunday at the stadium browns will be without star running back. Nick Job who's on IRA. With a sprained knee quarterback Baker Mayfield on chubs absence over the next several weeks always hurts those in a player like nick not for just it is on the performance he's obviously a great player. But. Just leader is this team his work he's mentality. Our countdown to kickoff coverage starts Sunday morning at nine sharp kickoff from First Energy Stadium for twenty-five. I'm home of the Indians and Cavaliers Carmen Angelo newsradio WTO am eleven hundred. You get traffic and weather together, mornings and afternoons. Here's a Livia. Michigan Jeez reason I was able to stay. sequestered my home is because. Some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf. The might trivisonno show on Newsradio W. T. am eleven hundred. Dole trying to figure out what? Made him say that. our phone numbers IRA to one six, five, seven, hundred eleven hundred to one six, five, seven, eight, one, one, one, one who's next Steve. Steve Steve. Yes my dad was A. Shooting. My Dad was a cleveland policeman for for. Forever and I must have been ten or eleven years old. And I saw a I was watching the news with my mom and I saw data please please had been shot and killed. And it never occurred to me that that was even a possibility until that point and from that point forward every time he put on his uniform I had this underlying terror that he was gonna not return on just. So you know if yeah, you just don't really realize how. It is hard on the family but I'll get to the plenty of why I wanted to call here. You Know I. I'm a Democrat, Lifelong Democrat and I You know my first four elections i. have voted Republican twice. and. After I hadn't voted the consents. However. couple. Days I thought would be good. Because we're the same age. Nobody talks, politics and nobody shared who they were going to vote. So there was none of this back and forth bulk crap like we have constantly I. Wish we could go back to those days I really do they really do 'cause here here's how I I look at it. I this is my Democrat Party and I don't know I just don't know what happened to him, but he ale sees and you know they're they're not. They don't represent my views you know I I'm a gun lover I. I'm a big capitalist. In fact I, own the best waterproofing company and based company in Cleveland Integrity. Waterproofing. Quick, Kit? Interior waterproofing waterproofing. It's water control. Do it the right way from the outside but? To me, it just bothers me it just bothers me I'm not gonNa vote for the first time since I was eighteen this year I just cannot get over the fact that the Democrat party cannot put out a good Kennedy. We haven't had a good candidate since Bill, Clinton? So I I'm done I'm done I just don't give a crap. You guys have nothing to worry about trump's go landslide by he's. You know ninety year old man can barely speak anymore and that's the best we have. A. Drought and Hey, thanks you. Let me sneak in. you know a little thing for integral waterproofing dot com. Thanks. Thank you, trump. Truly loves capitalism shirt. Yeah. Why won't vote for trump I was going to ask them but I, don't. I understand exactly what he was saying the. Brought Up, AFC and been trying to tell you. There are people in the political world that are not Americans in this country, they're not Americans. legally they are mentally and belief. Wise. They're not. They're not. They're not Americans. That's that's what you're dealing today. You have a a group of non-americans. Political offices in America. And it's it's a little bit spooky and I understand is concerned because I was a Democrat to and I still have some democratic. Views on certain things and not many way more to the right than. I am to the left that's for sure if you've listened to me for any length of time I, don't think I have to convince you on that. But The confusion today is just. Unbelievable I. Mean I don't know I continue to say this. I don't know what a Democrat can run on today. I really don't the things they run on. Are Hurting the country. I mean they're looking for higher taxes. They've admitted that. They're all four illegal illegal immigration, not immigration illegal immigration. I mean it none of it makes any sense the funding police officers not. I don't know what they possibly could run on. The new green deal is one of the dumbest things that I have ever heard. They WANNA get rid of oil. We get rid of oil, you could say a by. I mean, if you think wind turbines are going to replace oil. I mean really. You remember took glee in the fact that the oil man in. Texas. Midway through the pandemic were have having a very difficult time. She actually tweeted her joy for that. They're. Not Americans. Americans they know nothing about America they don't have America at their best interest. They want change America. There's nothing to change. This is the greatest country in the world. There's things to improve on I will admit that but not to change this the concept of this country. Mean it. It's I. Just don't know how you can vote for a Democrat unless you're politically blinded there's. Aren't less your four more entitlements, higher taxes more illegal immigration the funding police can I do you want me to continue? That's that's what they're four. And I, don't know how the. The last caller said Bill Clinton was the last. Bill Clinton was an embarrassment to the Oval Office. He signed the NAFTA deal. One of the things that Donald Trump president trump got rid of was NAFTA. Confused I know the last caller is confused the nets. WHAT'S SCARY Because yeah. Years ago we didn't talk politics that much. I don't know if it is was that we didn't know what we know today. Maybe that's the reason. I'm still trying to figure out and it happened you can't blame president trump for this even though the media will try and some people will try. But the whole division started under the Obama Administration for eight years. I mean, that's where the division in this country started. That's worthy. Knocking of the of the Cleveland Police of police officers that don't mean clean period police officers that was a slip of tongue. That was a Joe Biden mistake. The knocking of police officers started with Obama. They make the media wants to make it sound like the division started with President Trump. The division was their way before president trump took office. And the other thing about division. and. And this this country is at war with each other. There's all this division that's media talking points. Most, of the country is divided. Bring. Yes. The firefighter right and the firefight left. Always been divided. Always. It's just more publicized now. But the majority of this country is not divided, they may be Democrats maybe independence or they may be Republicans but that doesn't necessarily. make it sound like the media wants to make it sound like Derek qualities all this division in this country. A small percentage of people. It's like the protesters and the rioters. It's less than one percent of one percent of one percent of the population and half the time. It's the same people from city to city. Who are professional protesters and paid protesters? Riders came to find out. Yes getting a check. They. Make it seem like the whole country is pro testing. It's like less than one percent of one percent that are protesting. Someone Tex called me a dumb you know what? Or what am I don't about? What have I said that is totally wrong. It might be totally against what you believe. But what have I said is totally wrong there. That's what Democrats are for. It's example trip that texter reverted to name calling. Yeah I mean it's This is what they did. They stated. They have no problem with illegal immigration they have they don't want the wall they want higher taxes, they wanted to fund the police. Is. Come out of their mouth not my mouth. Pretty. What do you call me dumb for that's your party. Not Me. Mike you're. Asana for. Window nation. Right. 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And he says he can explain. The. Democracy. That's impossible but I wouldn't give it a try. Yes. Sir. So the reason why people are voting, Democrat is because all. So I'm twenty years old. So my age and younger. Been told our entire lives whether teachers television shows. You can be anything and you all you have to do is put your hopes and dreams into it. And that's what the Democrats are feasting on. The politicians are feasting on the fact that you can do it. Then you add on top of that, we're told that we're nothing without a college education. And then they sit there and they tell you that will college unfair that you have to pay this much. So why don't we give it to you for free? So you can become something and chase those hopes and dreams that you have been taught they. You can reach all your entire life. That's why people are voting Democrat their simply feasting on their emotions. And that's why people are so irrational when it comes to the way that they act and the fact that they're protesting in the streets because they're being told that they can't do something that their entire life they were told, they could and those protesters average age Jacobs probably twenty five right around my age right around my age is where they're at and but I believe and this is I. I used to be a Democrat my family used to refer to me as Obama boy because I was one hundred percent Democrat I voted for Obama I did all of that when trump came along I realized. And a lot of people I think are realizing that you can only be told the same thing. So long a Barack Obama ran free college free healthcare okay. That didn't work with the way that our country set up. You can't have that we have too many people living off of the government as it is Ron Welfare or getting government assistance for us to even have that be a possibility. So then Bernie Sanders turns around and runs on the same platform and expects us to vote for him again, and he just gets to the point that eventually you have to be like there's no way that this is going to work. And you have to realize that they're just they're playing with your emotions but I believe and the people that I talked to that have been quote unquote red pilled. That's that's what we're all saying is just that they just want to sit here and plan your emotions and your hopes and dreams that you've been told you are owed your entire life. Okay so this sums up with Jake just set. Okay. you can Texas A to one, zero, nine, five, two texts just came in as Jake was talking. The first tech said. This kid is stupid. The second tax the second tech. Ed. This kid is spot on. Why agree with the second text? Into your point, my daughter who's college age. Okay. When Bernie Sanders announced that he was seeking the presidency on her facebook wall there was a picture of Bernie with one word in all capital letters. Yes. That's support your argument. That's all it is they. They sit here and they hear what people want but you know everybody wants to compare us to Sweden but they don't realize that Sweden maybe five per five ten percent of the population lives off of government assistance. That's it. And the United States I believe the last time I checked it was thirty with Cova going on that Scott to have skyrocketed since then. But, it's just unrealistic to believe that I mean the problem everybody says Sweden's Socialist Denmark Socialist they've come out and they said that that's not true. You eventually run out of rich people to to take from. You know if you keep raising taxes and raising taxes, those people are going to leave. That's what people don't realize. So that's why the these policies would just never work. Somebody text in twenty, eight years old and anyone my age that with common sense is voting for trump. Yeah. That's that's honestly the way that it's going right now. We've got another text he gets it. All hope is not lost. Unfortunately you're in the vast minority J, I, don't say. I'm around a lot of kids your age. You also have to realize that I can't talk about this. I? If I go up to my friends and I start saying this I I've literally had people that I've known for ten fifteen years when Donald Trump won the election, they no longer speak to me. And I like. These are people that I've known seniors. Just my of people don't talk about it I mean this let me I would rather. Than politics let me let me do a Joe Biden here and steal something from somebody, and then you could tell me who said this okay. Socialism is great. Until you run out of other people's money. I don't know who said WHO said that I don't. Know call was that. I don't know who that was. I do Julie. Did you say. It. Is. Great until you run out of other people's money who said that? How the wheels are turning room. Right Okay I. Let's go to. Let's go to Julie. News we'll. Have the time is now five, thirty, five president trump is losing another attempt to keep his tax records from the public. A federal appeals court ruled his account must turn over his tax records to the state prosecutor Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance junior seeking eight years worth of trump's tax records. The presence lawyers are expected to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court voters are eager to have their say in the two, thousand, twenty election and many are willing to line up to have their voices heard longlines reported at board of elections offices statewide on. Tuesday with the start of. In Ohio officials in some accounting report, an estimated thirteen hundred people cast their ballots yesterday more than sixteen hundred votes were cast in Cuyahoga County the president of baseball operations for the Cincinnati reds resigned today. Dick. Williams has been with the team since two thousand six and is leaving for work career outside of baseball knit crawled the team's vice president and general manager will continue in his role under Williams leadership. The reds received the two thousand twelve ation of the year award. and. Your three news forecast from Mr Hero. Taste you crave weather center. Here's meteorologist Betsy Kling clear and breezy as we go through the overnight upper forties to start the day on Thursday. By afternoon, we'll be in the mid sixties with sunny skies mid seventy s mostly sunny for Friday. This report is brought to you by fresh thyme market get your podcasts. The MITROVA Sano show on Newsradio W.. T., am eleven hundred. Full numbers there to one, six, five, seven, hundred eleven hundred. To One, six, seven, eight, one, one, one one, we'll hear from Terry. Francona who talked earlier today after the six o'clock news. About his illness and he talked about coming back as a manager if he is if he isn't we'll hear from Franklin after the six o'clock news. WHO's next Anthony? Anthony. My thanks for taking my car. You know what I don't I don't agree with name calling, and so you know that if that guy was rude to you, you know, I apologize because that's is no place for that. But I wanted to tell you Daven a Democrat, my whole entire life and and for. All the people that I've known and grown up with the Democrats and they come from higher working families who their parents grandparents before they were hard working. People, and so you know to say that. The party, the Democratic Party espouses. You know giving people hand you know that that's a bit much. The biggest. The biggest recipient. Of government funding hand also a big business and farmers everytime we have a financial. Problem the first thing like. Right now with the airline industry who who they run to to bail them out. The government. So you know I, it's not fair to say, complain about it for one one part of society. But yet you agree with with the with the other part in the last thing I want to say. Is I play a lot of guys and I'm a I'm a serious golfer and most of the guys. That I play golf with that entrepreneurs that own businesses are really people I find most of them have conservative values and at the end of the day. This. Is All about money at the end of the day. It's all about money and I can't tell you that. President trump might not be a racist but. Every president going back before George Bush I've never seen a president have this country. So polarized with racial tension than than Donald Trump and I, I'll hang up and listen. Thank you for the phone call I. think that the racial tension started what Obama that's just my opinion but. Be, an anti would never agree on that. That's for sure. But that's where all the racial tension started was with Obama. I don't know what racial tension. president trump is caused. he's done more for the black communities than probably any other president has. in recent history. In recent history and we could sit down and list those one day for you. I I'm not sure why if you're black, you would have a problem with. President trump I mean that that confuses me a little bit it. It really does. mean. What makes you think he's a racist. I. Mean You have Herschel Walker. A running back in the NFL who were trying to get onto your air but communism hard time getting anybody on the air then graduate from say nets. Okay and Herschel Walker is known trump for thirty years they played for money on the New Jersey Timothy usfl. Okay and Herschel Walker's friends would donald trump way before he became president. Russia. Walker, was just a show recently saying all the parties and everything we attended together. He said I never heard one racial word come out of his mouth. He said nothing. He said that are tendencies or anything like that. But okay. So but you tell somebody like anthony who was the last caller that in anti disregard that completely disregard that From a person knows the president. For thirty years. Whatever it was twenty five years. Completely, disregard that. Did you happen to hear what Jane Fonda said trip? Yeah I did something about the corona viruses God's get left. Beauty. Is was that in a tweet or was that? Played play around. Could you could you? This is Jane Fonda Offer a little bit beforehand. Abuse complained that Parkland. Yeah. Cold, it is God's gift to the Left. Because she talked before about. Pretty much trumping fascists and we're heading in this direction of crossroads and all this and that this is the only way out is cove it. Wasn't the same woman that was on a tank yeah. Okay All right. Hold there's about a minute long. That's that's now i. don't WanNa. Hear that woman that's a woman I grew up that she she would be on television I would walk up to the television and spit on her. Yeah I think that's the one name South. You should not have brought up the trip today despite the fact that you think I'm kidding you know I I agree one hundred percent. She'd be on television I would walk up to the television to expert right on my TV right on her. Covert is God's gift to the Left screwball. Always has been. Just like somebody text in the racial tension going on right now was caused by a bad cop in Minneapolis, not the president. Bingo. Here's a live you with traffic. We topped out in the seventies today tonight clear skies and breezy with temperatures in the mid to upper forty s overnight and for your Thursday mostly sunny skies with highs in the sixty S. Some nice text about. You can text the to one, zero, nine, five. Brought to you by absolute roofing I. Think There's some people that that have my feelings about her. That have text in you know seems that a little bit Somebody just texted even the corona virus pick trump over biden. A, pretty good one. See now I, read that and it was the other way around all lookout forget about it would people would criticize me for being mean. By. You'd be. Hypocritical people are in this country it it I mean. It's really comical who's next cliff. Cliff here in the air. H. Yep I just wanted to say man that Donald Trump is gonna get anywhere from twenty to thirty percent of the black votes. Black people understand what this guy has done for the economy. What he's done for them I'm talking about the educated black people. And there's a lot of and the reason why this country exclude others because of Barack Obama. And he creatively groups and everything to make this country. The way it is now people black lives neither. Obama created all this. Obama was the most corrupt presidents this country ever And when he was president comes man this country. And couldn't the most murderous people that have every visit in the society we live in? Nobody knows how many people that Clinton killing gotten away with it. And probably use Elzbieta in the secret service. Do it. To say. You you you you you you. You said a lot there. Thank you for the phone call. Thank you for the phone call. Now you said a lot. You said a lot. And it is it is true and the. DICKERS- probably today. And it's not fifty percent. It's not seventy percent. It's probably like the last caller set twenty, twenty, five percent. And that's a huge amount. Over the last election of blacks that are going to vote for. President trump. Now, there's a lot of blacks that are going to vote for trump. No not the majority. There's a lot of Hispanics that are going to vote for trump. Because like the last caller said all you gotTA. Do is just pay attention. To the man has done a lot. As president of the United States where everybody. Whether you're black white I, don't care what it is. Young old he's accomplished a lot. And the economy yes. That's one thing. laws as far as jail goals. That's another thing that he's done that Obama didn't do. We had that. Acted he passed yesterday and I can't remember. Do you remember it off the top of your head to not? Yeah. I need to make a note on that but it's Something to do with prison reform. God's somebody could text in to one zero, nine, five brought by absolute roofing. WHO's next? Scott. Scott, you're in the air. Scott. Thanks a lot of money make this real simple. This is why. Everyone Calls Donald Trump racist. What happened was when Barack Obama was elected? The. Left rather than defend him. They just attacked anyone who oppose anything he did by calling them racist. So after eight straight years of any opposition to Brock Obama. Being, called racist. Donald trump was elected. So now you can't say. Well. You know because of his race so you have to flip the script never say oh Everything. Donald Trump is doing is racist. What happened was they redefined what racist if what you grew up thinking racist is no longer what they mean when they say racist now when they call someone racist. It's basically saying you're white person who doesn't agree with this X. Agenda you have these people like Robin Liangelo here these people like Abram Kennedy out there making these allegations sixteen nineteen project. Redefining what racism is so that they can. Throw at wherever they wanted to. that. Why everyone from the narrative is Donald trump a racist and his supporters rated. And you know I mean you got to move you make a good point. Thank you for the phone call. I WANNA get one more morning before we go to news but. The other thing too with that the caller makes a great point but the other way when you had no argument when you have no ammunition. I mean we've been saying this for a couple years now. There's two responses. Oh. Yeah. The other response, you're a racist. And that's the that's when you run out of ammunition. You really have no response. They're basically calling everybody in anyone who disagrees with them now a racist. and. That's the easy way out with the argument. First step act is Google that the first step act That's what President trump got accomplished. If you're minority take a look at that. It's called the first step Act Obama didn't do that. WHO's next before we go to? News Joe. Joe You're in the air. Joe. Joe. Joe's not their. Go to. Tony. Tony you're in the Air Tony. Hey what's happening guys? just. Got A quick little story. What happened my uncle last week? out keep keep in mind. He's an older guy. He's not very healthy He's young. He goes to dialysis He's. He's you know he's just. been a been on disability for the last ten years not a very healthy guy at all. So he's Tony Make quick. Tony Mega quick only got a minute. Here's the bottom line. He had a heart attack. Okay. He had no problem. He had no covert or nothing, but he got a heart attack they took him to the hospital. They put him as covert positive. He they had to shock him back to life with paddles. Okay. So he almost pretty much died and came back to life. When he woke up, they had said he had covert he was like, no, I don't give me attached. They kept him in the hospital for eight days. Didn't give him another Cova test and finally just before yesterday tested him and he was negative. He swears that he was no way yet Cohen they thought he was going to die and they were going tag them colby positive as he died but he came back to life that is transitioning story I swear on my birthday. I believe that's a shame. Thank you for the phone call. That's crazy. Hey, I'm Mike to Donald for soccer. Now small business owners please pay attention because Sokha will save you money. With their health plan give you a twenty four, seven nurse line with their health plan. They covered dental, they cover vision and second-to-none health and wellness programs and your local chamber of Trustees will protect. You and your plan all year long with Sokha Small Business Owners your plan and coverages protected because it's backed by anthem blue cross and Blue Shield Ohio's largest healthcare provider small businesses. This will save you money sock and now eight, four, four MED Ohio. Eight four four metal hieaux or go their website eight, four, four metal. Dot Com we'll be back What's Terry Francona, the manager of the Cleveland Indians, press conference after the news or Wash Dot Com. Let's get right to the manager of the Cleveland Indians who hasn't spoken months Terry. Francona talk this afternoon about his sickness and coming back as manager of the Cleveland. Indians next year here's Mr Franken you know, I'm an actor put some effort into to getting stronger. Lose. I was. A. Lot of challenging things happen this year that kind of knocked me back which you know if I'm. PROB-. Really. I'm going to need to get stronger and I know that. So that's one of my. Can you give us an ideal what you went through or? You know any any details he can give us. And I know Christopher. Guy Somewhat up to date, but it's Kinda hard. To give all the details just because you know, hip and all that stuff. you know you guys knew that was fighting some of the GI stuff. And probably well for some time they said it took me a year to get. This screwed up. It's not GonNa just did fix overnight. in the meantime. It? All kind of weird I thought I had Re injured my hernia. And Didn't other than be an uncomfortable I wasn't all that you know worried about it was kind of. ME And I want to see the doctor. And It wasn't a hernia was a blood clot. So it started to make sense. You know that last day Detroit. I couldn't get my shoe on. And I was fidgety and everybody was noticed even while we're winning the Game Barney. So that was dropping bombs all over the place. You know it's just really uncomfortable. So when they did the the surgery to repair the blood clots. kind of like eight but eighteen years ago I re- clotted. I Guess Three Different Times. Solo in the span of four five days I had to have three surgeries. and was actually in the ICU for about four days. So it was kind of. Off Time area. What was it like just to be away from the game? This is your you grew up in the game. You know you're a kid, your dad was a player to be away from it and as much as modern technology tries to connect us to each other. You still await from the game. What was that like? Melanie for a couple of weeks there. Was Not just the way from the game away from everything. I was just trying to. Hurry there. and. Once I got to the point where even came to a few games. but I was trying to be respectful to sandy in the staff. I, think you know manages hard. Being an interim manager is harder you're taking what somebody else's tried to put their stamp on and you're trying to do it and and I wanted to make sure To be a good baseball person he is. Know was there ever a time where you said maybe this is it I've got a you know retire and maybe try to do another go to the front office or something like that. I don't off the front office is probably I. Don't know if that's ever going to be I. Think you gotTa have a little more than of second semester freshman education to help out there. But to your point, you know some days when I was extremely frustrated. You know the thought crossed my mind when I was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. but I tried not to think like that no Christian Sherny. Incredible. The night that. The we clenched. I was back at the hotel. They actually came over what the hat. A shirt and we celebrate for five minutes and that was really meaningful. It, you have the doctors giving you their blessing to comeback, and they want us to see you get stronger and then check back in over the next couple of months. On the the the the plan is, is I still need to get my hip done at some point. I mean, that's a pretty big surgery and I need to be able to do it without risk. So. Around, the first of January where we're going to revisit that and see if that's something you do her stay away from. I'm not in any hurry to have loved to have my hip feel better because anybody have hit problems know that bothers your back and it it Kinda your tastes everything. love for my quality of life to be a little bit better. But I also don't feel like going through the blood clots again. LIMP. Is better than being. Horizontal. So. So I'm going to take the next seven weeks of actually hired a guy that I had gone to therapy. Before here on my last given, he's GonNa work with me I'm getting stronger and trying to put myself in a position where I can give myself the best chance to to to hold up for long season. How difficult obviously health wise is difficult what what's it like for you to sit and watch your team? And you're not able to. Press the buttons and and talk like we'd see you sitting during the Games, and how tough is it? Did you learn anything about your team house constructed? You know what was really hard for me. Today was when I was home and I didn't come to the game you know be watched on TV. And you'd see in at bat coming or something like the hosie one comes to mind he had that great at Bat and I hear the fireworks because I'm two blocks away. Before I see the home run on TV and it just as happy as I was. You know it also brought home the fact that I was two blocks away but probably could have been two thousand miles away for all open. Kinda at times I felt like that guy and hoosiers you know the Jumping up on the bed yelling and. It was hard not to get caught up in some of those games. you know. I tried not make myself. As. Much as you know I, mean everybody cares about themselves but I want I tried so much to think about sandy coaches and And try to. Feel where the what they were probably going through and how I could best help that and the best way I knew to support. Them was just a support down not try to stick my nose into that that I don't think that was going to help anybody. All right. Let's let's interrupt Terry Francona. The manager to Cleveland Indians here is oblivious with traffic and we'll get right back to Terry Francona. I write back after traffic. Let's get right back to Terry Francona, the manager of the Cleveland Indians. Able to see any of the players when when you came to the park and at least say hi and talk about stuff. A little bit again because of the uniqueness of this year. You know it's not like you can just walk in and give guys hugs and high fives and stuff. So we tried the time at wor. When I was coming over for for therapy, I'd come right about when the game was gonNA start just because they're trying to navigate keeping players out of the training room and things like that. But inevitably, I would at least get to see a few guys which was trying to sneak over a few minutes early. So I could say I'd at least the coaches. that. Being in the DUGOUT. Make you miss it even more than you? Thought you might have. I think to to to be completely honest about that. I think you gotTa be feel better physically I mean it certainly missed baseball I I miss. I felt terrible not pulling my end of the responsibility. I think I'd have been healthy. I would've missed it a lot more. Never while they're. Having a tough time. So I was just trying to get better and when you're that miserable, it's hard to imagine you know being able to do something. This this experience changed you have you. Have you grown to appreciate things a little bit more I mean. It sounds like that was a real tough follow stretch you had. You know been through this actually before Tom and I'd like to think that I, appreciated what I had before. I don't think I need to get sick to to know that I'm lucky person you know value the relationships I have and things like that. I mean I I understand not love where Matt everybody has been around. Me knows that I love the people I work with and worked for, and that doesn't change. It just probably continues to grow stronger, but I WANNA be able to hold up my end of the bargain. when you're the manager, there's a lot of people that depend on you and and I felt really guilty. Because I wasn't there and that was tough that was tough on me mentally as well as you know, we are going through physical stuff. Tito, was there any thought from your doctors or anything like that? Saying that with all the physical stuff you have as you just this question was spurred on what you just said guilty you know the the stress that comes with the job that's like. This is not exactly what we prescribed for a guy coming off of all these different procedures and so on. No they actually were okay. I've talked to him about that a lot. they were actually okay with me even trying to come back this year. But. What ended up happening was we were getting towards the end of the year. And I had to have another GI procedure. This was after all that. About A to go in the season. And I remember telling Chris Cherney I just didn't think it was right to. To come in the last three days of the season and go hand back. You. Know you missed the grind of the whole season and upset the whole applecart of moving Srb back third and sandy back to I. I I just didn't think that was right and in the end I wasn't up Ford physically. Anyway. But that was kind of feeling anyway just didn't think it was the right time. You always like to think you can make a difference. But I thought inserting myself ahead of everybody else was probably wrong. But in terms a long range stuff, they don't think there is. No, the requisites of the job doesn't impact you physically. Now I mean, there's things I needed to keep an eye on. You know when we fly, you know I need to get up every hour. These are things I've always done anyway you know the last couple years guys the travel with the snow I go in the back and stretch out. I'm actually pretty good about that There's not that I'm going to deal with that I haven't already. Like I said this was something that happened eighteen years. I just I spent a week in the hospital instead of savvy, which was which was happy about. It too soon to look ahead at what you guys may look like or maybe or are you not ready to do that just yet? You cannot talk to Chris Journey a little bit. Beat before I left to come home and then last couple of days. I don't think anybody in baseball knows what they're going to look like next year. You know worry unchartered waters. and. I don't Chris. Talk. You guys I think it was yesterday. We're not the only team that's going to feel the effects of what's gone on this year, and it's going to be an interesting off season not just for us but for baseball in general. You know the one thing. That dray. Regardless of what happens or you know what what you have to what challenges are thrown your way. You know we're never going to abandon. Our will to one win. That will never change regardless of how young old or whatever you know not that will never change. I was GONNA. Say How nice is it to know that you have all this young pitching? Bill where there's a lot of teams that don't have that foundation. What does that mean? You actually mentioned that the Chris One day and I forget the team I was talking about. And I probably would mention anyway but I mean they they were talking about being competitive next year and I was looking at their starting five and they only had like two. And I remember thinking boy good luck. When you have young good pitching that's the best place to start from. I know we've had our our share of. Challenges get production out of our outfield and we certainly want to improve their. But when you don't pitch everything else is is is really hard to to be successful. You mentioned the outfield. Is this we went back and forth sixty games and how to. Evaluate. Is it fair to say that probably needed more games or because I know sandy even complained he said it was you know trying to get guys hot and two or three days was very difficult to do. You think the sixty games played into that or there something different. Yeah, I do and and. You know. We had just about every outfielder beginning struggled. And in a normal season, maybe you can allow guys at chance to settle in. In, a sixty game season I don't know that you had the opportunity to do that as much. And For a while there, I told Chris I said we might you know we might not be helping these guys right now you know were playing a made. We're trying to play the right guy in a certain night and we're playing five or six guys and they were all struggling. the hard part was when there's not a track record and other NASCAR. And then they got hurt the really wasn't a ton of a track record. It makes it hard to stick with somebody when you again when when the track record isn't there and you're trying to win but it was a frustrating kind of a merry go round and hopefully. You know we talked about that. So going into next year. You know that's certainly something we'd like to try to have some more consistency with. Guan. Obviously saw the start bieber got off to a person. But how impressive was it for you? Just to continue watch him do that for the rest of the season even if it was from home on television. He just continues to get better and he went from young and pretty good to really good to dominating in a really short amount of time and the exciting part is he's Never GonNa be satisfied with where he is not really a humble kid on scientious a good teammate. he's the type of guy. You can build your staff around and we're really excited about that. Have you talked to a million van Berkeley old you think they'll be back next year. As far as bamboo goes, you know this is going to be again. There's so many things that are fluid. You know we don't even know what type of parameters will be working with next year. So we'll we'll know we're going to have to keep that in mind as we move forward. As far as mills, Egos, he's actually going to come out here to see me next week. And he's GonNa stay with me for a couple of days and we're going to talk about a lot of stuff. And he knows he has an open. seat. Waiting for him if he wants to do that. But I think he wants to come talk to me for a couple of days and that'll be good. We can sit and relax. And not rush through everything and I can listen to what's on his mind and how he's feeling and so we'll do that next week. I Don a phone line with us right now is a man. It's helped me raise lots of money for charities and coach our kids Billy Morris from the band sunset strip. Billy Morrison is smoking rack and roll food truck has been helping us Honor Police districts and police departments by providing a lunch with the sales trip t-shirts So Billy, I wanNA thank you for all the stuff you've done from the over the years. Thank you very much. Honor to be involved. Thanks for having me. I. So you and your whole fit your father have a musical background. If you could set dat seemed for the listeners right now Data. Okay. Okay. So my father big bill I'm little bill is Bill Morris he plays locally now in a band called Eddie in the exel's before that they were called the Morris brothers and at one point he was the house guitars and house band of the up each show with Don Webster. anything goes further back in the US talk guitar in the fifty s when the less pug Atari. came out. My Grandmother taught all in all the boys the Morris brothers learn instruments, and they all three play together in a band. Now called Eddie nestled together like fifty years. So Then my father taught me how to play guitar and. The rest is history really I was in a band in high school with my mother allocation occasion ban. and. That's about the Coming up with Billy Morris in the Morris family of playing guitar in the city. Did. You ever meet. Eddie van Halen ever. Did Not. Meet at Van Halen I did meet many times, David Lee Roth the singer of Van Halen. But that was day David Lee Roth, a singing solo. But if you WANNA talk to somebody about Eddie Van Halen, I would be an expert on Edward Van Halen. He was a very big imports of mine. Really and wouldn't the other day when you heard that Eddie Van Halen passed away at age sixty five from cancer. were you shocked? I was I was shocked but I we haven't heard much from him lately and there were rumors that he was never gonNA play again. flies. But Yeah I was definitely shocked. It was. It was a takeover twitter. Dana takeover facebook day in the news because Eddie van Halen was. and. One of the biggest influences guitar for any hard rock guitarists would be Eddie Van Halen Yeah. It's a I read this story on the Internet, and then the communist jump in I read this story on the Internet billy so it has to be true. At Eddie Van Halen had mouth cancer had part of his tongue amputated. Okay. Cancer. Yeah the cancer went into his throat area and all that and eventually killed him. he said Yeah I smoked. Yeah. I did drugs he said but I think the reason I got cancer on my tongue. He used to put his guitar. Pick. A metal. Guitar. Pick in his. Mouth. And the one side of his mouth and he would hold it in his mouth while playing the guitar for whatever reason I don't know. That that wasn't explained in the article and he's he thinks he thinks now this is Eddie van Halen I read this on the Internet. That the Metal Guitar Pick is the reason he got cancer on his tongue from holding it in his mouth that'd be ever heard of anything like that. Well. I know that he could put a guitar pick sometimes in the Mount because Eddie van Halen was an innovator and brought to the forefront the two handed tapping technique concern neck. So. If you watch Eddie play a lot of times, he'd put that pick up in his mouth. And he he he tapped the strings with his right hand but this first finger wild play. Notes with his left hand. Shooting even get a faster action on the strings by tapping to hands rather than picking with a pick and he was the one that really if he was the first one when. The first van Halen album came out with my mom. Bought me. It was my first vinyl record ever. There was a song called eruption was guitar Solo just a solo piece and he did this tapping stuff that at this time we didn't know one was house this guy play him this stuff. There was a story back into club days. They would make him turn around so that he would have showed the audience who is making these speedy sounds. That was because he was tapping I'm think Atar with his right hand. Well. That's sort. To. Billy. Eddie and Alex were brought over here at very young ages by their parents from the Netherlands and I guess when they first got here the few the first few years weren't very easy for them trying to assimilate to America in the culture in southern California, how did his ability to play the guitar bring him closer with those around him and I guess you make that much easier for him growing up southern California. Well you know in high school you know you're either a jock or you're a nerd or you're not accepted but this was his way and his brother's way of being accepted. They played backyard parties. Throughout Southern California and Pasadena, and that's how they hone their craft in the backyard party so. Almost, the same way not that I did the same thing. But in high school, I was in a Bama, my mom playing guitar it wasn't on the football team. I wasn't going with the guys on the weekends running around looking for girls I was in band. And that's how they did it and that's how they got accepted because they played these ship backyard parties and to add to that so they. Had that they hired the singer? David Lee Roth. because. He had a sound system. That's how he got the job in the band. He had his own little PA system. So you got a sound system you're in the band and they made extra money because he carried us out so. I have a funny story about the eruptions we were just talking about I'm going to set up this interview a little bit. You know my wife Billie, she's always been like A. GROUPIES is the wrong word but a lover of music. Yes I mean she follows you kid wicked and all that kind of stuff and. Want to your adversary Pamela Tobar. To earn the term. Groupie. Get to that, but she actually connect Eddie van Halen. and. Got kicked out because. She. Told them that eruption sucks. Like to his face now, she had a couple of beverages in a couple of POPs in her, but you know that's what happened But what are the? What's the groupie situation for guys like that and guys like you playing guitars and all that kind of stuff you got imagine a group thing is pretty cool. Well. Think about it. You're up on the stage. You're you're you're playing under the lights. It's loud. There's probably some drinks ball then afterwards. Few, select girls get to meet you and know that you have a giant stated their tour bus and things can happen from there. Pick your girls out. How does that work? Well, I never did that wasn't the lead singer of my band. certain I would think that Bon Jovi or David Lee Roth or even at even he'll. Have their picking who they wanted to talk to after the show. Got It. Awesome. Eddie Van Halen rank is Guitars. The people that have played the guitar in your opinion. Well I'm GonNa tell you this right now I'm just going to safely say cops three and that's that's rock and roll guitar players. Now you go to these rolling Stone magazine articles or somebody's articles where. Some writer just writes his own opinion and they got him further down but then they've got. Is like Kurt, cobaine or the guy from Italica. Kirk Hammett. Ahead of him, which is ridiculous but. Top three and a half to say like Eddie, Van Halen. Jimi Hendrix those too. Easily top one into you could switch those around because they were innovators but nobody could play like Eddie van Halen, and the one thing about Dan Halo is he had that sound when you are in a club or in your car and you hear Van Halen, you don't it standing line and tell you what his secret was. He had a martial head that he turned all the way up to get distort. And then he had a foot pedal called an AMEX are phase ninety it was face shifter and the combination of. Of this of the Marshall Head and the phase ninety, and let's not forget about his hands that made the things for van Halen tone which everybody's still to this day tries to copy a quick story on that Vani on the opening for Ted, nugent and Ted nugent was the headliner any heard Van Halen like Oh my God. This get her amp sound. So Great. So he went down to the soundcheck and he goes Hey Ted nugent let me play through your guitar him. So Ted played through his guitar area and he sounded like Ted nugent. So to sound like Eddie Van Halen, you really had any ill and but that's that was half the thing was his signature tone which people to this day still try to achieve and it was amazing I get shivers. Goosebumps when I hear eruption played at top volume and then right after your option goes into, you really got banned those chords hit and tone is right there in the rivers right there and it's just perfect. I. Still Get chills at his day billy I would you said You would put Eddie van. Halen in the top three certainly one of the greatest he was an innovator. As you said, I thought you were going to say page Hendrix and then Eddie you put Eddie above Jimmy page. It's pretty good I. I quit Eddie above Jimmy Page because if you listen to a lot pagers and innovator to and a great songwriter but Palo sloppy at times and it was a different style In my opinion and this is music. So it's an opinion van, Halen number one to me. Jimi Hendrix was before. But Jimi Hendrix? He he he didn't have that fluid technique and they'll llegado style and the speed and precision that Van Halen had. He had the innovation with the distortion and the and the dive bombs and he did the original star spangled banner and Jimmy Page let's up legendary. We can go on from there but that's my top three right there and if you're gonNA ask my opinion who I liked the best Eddie van Halen hands down. List night on the somebody put together another one of these lists of top guitars and they put the edge from U to on there and I almost fell off the couch. And I put the edge from U Tuna topped has guitarist of all Texas. Good. But you gotTa draw a line somewhere Villi. Ridiculous edges not on top ten no way. You'll get you back to. Articles that I've read in listen to interviews. Music. They say, Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Wha- was number one but and I'm not criticizing I'm asking okay because I know of much about playing a guitar is I do sending a missile to the moon? And you're an expert at playing a guitar. So I'm just asking Will you said Hendrix was a little sloppy? Can you explain that a little bit? Yeah hendrix relied a lot on feedback. That's when they can targets turned up too loud and it feeds back through the amplifier and then he with do. He would do tricks with the whammy bar doing dive bombs and kind of more of a psychedelic style rock. and. He didn't really have like the fluid dexterity and the precision and speed. That? Eddie Hats And Eddie was an innovator in his own way. So we're. Kind of was the the first big time guitar player to break through distortion and and and giant. Marshall amps and just all this feedback and howling and scary sounds with the way anywhere and alien was an innovator because he came up with the two handed, he brought the two handed tapping technique to the forefront. Coupled with his tone and then they wrote great songs. So they weren't on the radio a lot. their songwriting was very catchy. David Lee Roth was the perfect singer for that band because he was flamboyant he was an entertainer never claimed to be a great singer, but he was one of the best frontmen entertain cares. So I think all the stars lined up but to me I enjoy that precision and and tone and skied of anything Halen over Hendrix Billy, but it's opinion. It's no secret and you brought you touched upon briefly. Any did not want David Lee in that ban he did not like his voice, but it was only because of David's dad buying him that amp that they welcomed him in and you. Know they had more commercial success with Oh. You ate one too than they did with any album that David was on. Yeah. And a lot of the songs that they made popper David Lobby for, and they were cover songs, you know Oh, pretty woman dancing in the streets they a lot of cover songs and and when they came out and seventy, seven, seventy eight, there was no MTV. So I think when all you eight to Sammy Hagar came out it was another perfect storm Zen TV of Sammy Hagar was We're GONNA prove daily rock without. Him and once again you they wrote great songs and Sammy as a fantastic singer and Eddie had that tone and then he also he kinda you know went forward with keyboards and a different style and he had he was the first one to use a drill onstage. Ever see him you take a drill and he puts up begins guitar and makes that sound. So Eddie wasn't innovator he always came up with interesting sounds and. And he was definitely definitely to me the best. Billy before we go here, we only got a couple of minutes left. I've never asked you this question you're in the band Warren Cherry Pie on Cherry Pie wrote this. Janey Lane. wrote that Song John Oswald the gentleman from Broomfield Ohio. The album was done and album called uncle Tom's cabin and it was great rock and song but the producer and the record label came back to him and said, we don't share a hit. We don't want hear loving elevator like aerosmith you need a reticence shit. So one night. tongue-in-cheek. He sat in the recording studio and he came up a Cherry Pie. And all the sudden they albums called Cherry Pie. They're dressed in red and white like Cherry Pie to doing cherry pie eating contests made them really Kinda hate that song. But I kind of defend that song because it's such a great song. It sure gave him a lot of opportunity to lose a lot of money that he made from that song. So he didn't care for it as much I love the Song I. Love the smile. It puts on people's faces I love the way picks people dance and just Kind of forget about the problems in life and just Kinda tongue-in-cheek funds on. Top stripper songs in the entire world number two in North America. Strip. Joints right billy. Playboy magazine Nice. And the funny thing is billy. Morrison the band sunset Strip performed at the Vegas shows at the garden. It's wins. Bird for coach her kids and other charities and We have six hundred people there two nights. In a row and you watch the audience, the audience vary varies in age. There's some young people that are some middle aged people and there's a lot older people there no matter who's their their attention if his is on that song when you play it, you even told me that the first time. Yeah. I love looking at the the older trial. The older ladies there really were were A. Little older. But when that song comes on, it says it's a it's a fun song and they smile. Carmelite, you tell the story of how we came up into Song Cherry Pie well, the funny thing was we were at rehearsal one day at M., p. i. productions an audio visual productions of. TRIPS TRIP said, hey, play some crazy ass rock song and I'm GonNa get up halfway through and you know tell you to stop this is garbage. So you the rest of the crew start strumming Cherry Pie I'm sitting next to trip about five seconds in I see trips eyebrows go up and let the song progress about a minute or so and I look at I trip. This is gold and I could tell trip was digging it trip did not get out of his seat to stop you guys and Lo and behold we kept the show with the benefit each and every night but that's happened triple eight triple story. Yeah. Stop you but he really enjoyed the song and it was awesome. Right I remember that I love hearing that story great story. Billy Morris. Thank you so much. We will see you Monday at the independence police station as we continue to honor local law enforcement, and you will be there with your smoking rock and roll food truck at high noon billy. Morris thanks speaking of smoking rock and roll come by chicken wings from today I got them all day long hair smokin rock and roll. Thank you. Billy Morris. Thank you very much. Dennis mental off coming up next right here on newsradio WGM eleven hundred.

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Goodbye For Now

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But we are peace knowing his in the arms of his Lord and savior. Jesus Christ Buckner played twenty two seasons in the majors. And we'll be talking with Tim curtain coming up about his place in baseball history. Boston second baseman, Dustin Pedroia met with reporters on Monday after being pulled back from his minor league rehabilitation assignment, he was moved to the sixty day injured list. And he told reporters, not sure if he'll. Play again. It's to a point now where we're my knee is, is not allowing me to, to play every day. It's taken taken a while to realize that I've tried so many things, you know, from braces to orthotics to rehab methods to seeing different doctors to, you know, every type of, of treatment possible. So, you know, meta point right now where, you know, I need some time. And that's that's, that's where my status is. The Red Sox played the Indians yesterday, and they beat them twelve five blowing the game open in the fifth inning three to, again from Peres swung on dicta left. This could be out of here, and it is gone to run home, run Sanday lay up into the monster seats and the Red Sox have blown. It open at Fenway park. It's eight to three Boston next pitch swung on off the end of the bat. Deep to right field back goes Makoto to the fence off his glove. It's a home run. JD Martinez has tenth home run of the season and the Red Sox lead ten to three those calls from Keith Olbermann on ESPN radio. The beat the Padres five to two with help from Brett Gardner, Gardiner trivia, detour. The three tooting. Mike. Okay. On the network. The Yankees got great work out of their whole staff because they went with an opener, and they used a bunch of relievers in it worked out during the game. Manny Machado got booed by the crowd. And after the game, he verbally sparred with reporters will hear that sound in. We'll talk about what happened coming up with Tim the Mariners and the Rangers Alex Smith had quite a day because he stole second. He stole third. And then in the bottom of the eighth inning, this happened. Here's a stretch. Shakeup, spent the tough the first throw home. Holy smokes. Alex Smith kiss feels hope plate. He's told second. He so third. He snide sold the thievery of Malik spent tonight three stolen bases on any pad Smith. As four steals on the night. Rick, ridge seven ten ESPN Seattle. Final score was six to, to the dodgers played the Mets and man, Cody Bellinger, put on a show. The one pitch at Frazier goes the other way and punches it into right for a base around third way. Michael could Porto's Bellinger charges comes up firing the plane. To pitch swing gonna drive right? Center field in deep is. For the bleachers in right center. Goudie villager is nineteen th of the season of unloads. Underground of the divers have to strike pitch fastball. Hit of the year to write this should score one run back up Bellinger makes the catch straightaway. Right. And a strong throw to third. Tagging out at third base. Yeah. So Cody Bellinger, homerun cut down a couple of guys on the basis. This calls from Roxy Bernstein on ESPN radio. The brewers play the twins to good teams going at it in the bottom of the second inning twins took a lead man. The pitch swing and drive left, centerfield, indeed back. It goes. The. Coy Perovic Treasure Island baseball network in this game. However, the twins who live by the sword. We'll they died by the homerun sword Rogers throws fly. All people. This ball is gone. The brewers take the lead. Why four Milwaukee six twenty WTMJ the brewers win five to four Oakland is coming on like a freight train. They beat the angels, eight to five with help from Josh vaguely. Here's the one soon. It's driven down the line, if it spirits, gone. The and Sika four to three leave. Redway is on fire. Yeah, it was correct. Ninety five point seven. The game. The ASTRO's beat the cubs six to five with help from Robinson Torino's. There's Torino's still nobody out runners on first and second three infielders on the left. I bit swinging drives it to left field. Swore across, and it's over said they have scoreboard, scoring Bradley gurriel in the third base on the double by Torino's, the Astros, take the lead to two sports. Steve sports, KVM e seven ninety AM with that call the raise beat the Jays, Kevin cure Meyer, making a great play along the way. So they. Pieces. A high fly ball deep to center care model. Wayne stats in the race television network. Pirates in the red split a double header along the way Josh bell. Did this. Oh boy. I indeed to left. Winker. Homerun. Arcane home run and the pirates have the lead back in the seven. Yep. In the pirates television network. Just if we got word that Josh bell is in homerun derby, yet, not yet, but I'm sure we'll be the first to hear because he's a friend of the program, and it seems like he's gotten even hotter since his appearance on the podcast. Yeah, we're on a mission a couple of years ago, we were all over Madison Bumgarner. We had to get Bumgarner in the derby, we're going to have more success this year. I believe one hundred percent. Cain. The day game of the day, the Rockies and the Diamondbacks in Colorado. A Nolan are not. Oh, came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Rockies trailing three two one. Don't. That from ATT sports nets. The score was tied three all bottom of the eleventh, this happened. He'll hit. Basic Desmond rooster. Will. With it gave winter. He's. He weighs two right handed to first base line. The Rockies the war of kings over the last couple of days. From eight fifty KOA a lot of those post game interviews that are done with a Gatorade shower comes in some of them are a little bit lane. This one was awesome as Mond tapioca doing the interview with AT and T sports net. And they were both kind of looking over their shoulder because they knew Charlie Blackmon was coming in with a whole tub, with both of the guys who contributed to this win. You guys three cups team the last four days. What does that say about this team? Told me to tell you. His really good hitter, and he loves traps. And this time you get to do it on Memorial Day in front of these fans. What is this like for you? Okay. And then the two of them walked off from that walk off interviewed done by Taylor McGregor. Let's get to it. On monday. SPN radio was at Fenway park and Keith. Olbermann talked with Terry Francona the Indians manager, of course was the first manager for Dustin Pedroia in the big leagues this, right. Afterward broke the Dustin Pedroia going on the sixty day injured list give a lesson. Tito known you longtime never known you to make anything up or were hide away from anything. Assess the Cleveland Indians where are you? Where is this club that I was gonna say I thought there was a but coming when you said that no were were we're in transition. I mean, we got the most turnover this winter since I've been here and, you know, I think we were really hoping that we could kind of lean on our starting pitching and score enough runs. And, you know, build some confidence and go from there. Well, we had a couple of pitchers get injured, which help, and we haven't hit, and we've been ex- we haven't hit. All you know, it's really been tough. So that puts pressure on the starters. It's just kind of, you know, it's like you chase your tail sometimes. We're trying to figure out where rat that's the best way. I can say is how we play going forward with probably dictate a lot of what we do because, you know, we don't want to get to a point where we have to have like a rebuild, you know, and, and lose three years nobody wants to do that. But I think you also have to be honest in your Cessna, bore our news from the other clubhouse today, formerly you're clubhouse, Dustin Pedroia saying, he doesn't want to have surgery again. He isn't retiring. He's going on the sixty day de L he's gonna step back and reassess things you have to really seriously considered retirement. If there's one Red Sox player from your tenure here that you're associated with its him. I know the two you long enough to remember him coming up in, in the dugout in spring training and ask for more at bats and address you, as Mr. Francona. That's how far back. It goes. What are your thoughts when you hear today's well, one that didn't last long? I know that I think used other terms pretty quickly after that, then adjective. In front of yes. He's one of the most special people that I've ever been around, if not the most special, and I bet you I'm not the only person to say that I actually came over to this morning, we talked about a half hour and the feeling I got was he knows he's emptied the tank. I mean this kid has given everything in his power to be the player. You know whatever player he can be. And I think the best way I can put it is. I think he knows. He's kind of emptied the tank pleasure to talk to you. I interview it's, it's about time you showed up. I've been wondering why the hell, you know, each other thirty seven years. And I'd like to say lastly, would you please stop knowing me by being eighty five days younger than me? You know what the good part of that is I feel about eighty five years older that everybody. So you're safe there next tear? Thanks. Dan? We'll be back in a moment. We Tim cartoon, but I, I want to tell you about TD Ameritrade in baseball. 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Tim into a lot of the, the drama built up in that game is not on the field over the last hours, whether or not you would make your flight because we know what an anxious traveler, you, are you need to be at the airport. At least six hours ahead of a flight in order to feel comfortable about it. And you were still in the press box is the game ended at about what seven forty five for nine fifteen flight. Yeah. And I made it with plenty despair and I didn't bring any of this up. This is typical ravioli and at word. Oh Perez who leave for an eight o'clock flight at seven o'clock, and don't even worry about it. Nobody travels better than those guys, do they don't care. They don't worry about anything and I worry about everything whether the horse combination as a group in the boot, because we're so different when it comes to that. But I made my life with plenty of time to spare yesterday. It was a miracle. I got a ride to the airport, and Ashley was the one that took me she said, I'm a, I'm a jersey girl. Don't worry about me and strove really fast made it and plenty of time. I'm guessing you probably got a police escort given the big deal that they made about it on air. I did not make big deal about it on the air days. Always giving me a hard time about this. Look, I'm a nervous wreck at the airport everywhere else. I'm fine. But I just don't have any faith that I'm gonna get through security time, and it's a great feeling when I get through security, and I realize, I'm not this flight 'cause I had to get home last night. And I made it. All right. Let's let this be the sound that Bill Buckner is remembered for this is from April eighth two thousand eight he goes back to Fenway park in a celebration of champions. And he's introduced to the Fenway park crowd for first pitch by radio voice, Joe Castiglione. Now it's time to welcome. The star who will throw our ceremonial first pitch on this day that we honor champions, and I'll happy, we are amidst the celebration. Enjoy this Red Sox alumnus this back to join us. He amassed hall of fame, caliber credentials in his twenty one year career and the Red Sox would never have won. The nineteen eighty six American League without him won't you? Please welcome back to Boston and let him know that he has welcome always number six bell buck there. And Ted those tiers have gone for about two minutes. And then this is what he said like, when he threw out the first pitch to his old teammate white Evans. Layers to wear the Red Sox uniform and one of the settlement to be part of our long. Thank you. Again, Bill Buckner down are still, oh, of course, then the television voice, the Red Sox welcoming Bill Buckner active Fenway park. Tim in his career twenty seven hundred fifteen hits nineteen eighty National League. Batting champion nineteen Eighty-one all story led the National League. Doubles twice. He played in the World Series twice a thousand seventy seven runs someone who's career I always felt like was taken completely out of context because of just one moment. What do you think? Yeah. He's one of the most underrated under appreciated players. We completely have mangled his legacy because he should be remembered not for one error in one World Series game. But for the fact that he was one of the best hitters of his time at more hits and Ted Williams never struck out forty times in season. Never struck out three times. In a game ever. And he played the outfield very well played first base very well until ankles went away and in, in all my time. I've been around him. I'm not sure I met a more competitive guy guys prepared and cared about winning and played ardor Bill buck there. And that's how he should be remembered. And yet way, we do things. We remember that Arab more often, and that just right? And it's not fair. His legacies completely out of context. Tim, I've always felt like that moment in game six of the nineteen eighty six World Series is completely out of context. Sure you'll agree with me on this. They had a five three lead to run lead going into the bottom of the last inning of game six and other mistakes were made other players made mistakes along the way to set up this moment where Mookie Wilson's ground ball went through his legs. And by the way, he shouldn't even been on the field because you know all that year. John mcnamara. The Red Sox manager would take him out at the end of games. And he would put Dave Stapleton. And at first base he did not in this game. There's always been a controversy about why that happened the way it happened. But either way he was on the field for that moment, even after the Red Sox lost that game and blue that two run lead. They still had an opportunity when game seven they actually had a leading game seven, and they weren't able to finish it off. I was there that night. And if you ask the average fan they think that was game seven it was game six. They also think if he had field with that ball cleanly and got me out at first at the Red Sox have won the World Series, which scoreless tie when the error was made. So if he had made the play cleanly, they would've gone to extra innings that was no guarantee that they would have wanted an extra innings and then they had a three nothing lead in game six. I mean in the six game seven, so that's been completely taken out of context, as you suggested. And you're absolutely right. And that's why people need to understand the history of that night and Bill Buckner and making adjustment now because there were so many others that had to do with the losing of that World Series. For the Red Sox mochi Wilson put out a great statement last night. I was sad to hear about bill's death. We developed a friendship that lasted well over thirty years. I felt badly for some of the things he went through was a great, great baseball player, whose legacy should not be defined by one plant Tim. I do wonder we talked in the wintertime when Harold Baines vote in the hall of fame. If they'll be some reassessments of some candidates, whether today, Murphy, and Kyle Benning our friend who bleeds tweets, Addis a lot, and we love them all tweeted at us last night. The nineteen eighties are overlooked golden age of first baseman, hitting for average Keith Hernandez, batting title to ninety six average done Mattingly, batting title twenty one hundred fifty three career hits. And then, of course, Bill Buckner are any of those guys now hall of fame or the Tim. I think we're at a point where we do have to do maybe some reconsideration of some of these guys. What do you think? Well, and I agree. But if we do we have to again, assign a value to batting average. And to the number of hits that somebody God, but we don't really care about batting average anymore. Unfortunately, and we, we don't care about how many hits anybody got, unfortunately, when that's kind of a big part of the game. But if you don't if you didn't walk a whole lot and you're not valuable player and I think it's time to re look at a lot of the things that we don't look at anymore. I think it's a mistake. Bill Buckner is a perfect example. So Keith Dan, Don Mattingly. So Steve Garvey, there lot of guys who play the game a certain way when certain statistics were not important back then, and now they are so to penalize them, because we look at things differently now I just don't think that's right way to go. So before your game last night. But joy met with reporters is the Red Sox announce that he's going back on the sixty day injured list. I think it's at this point, it's fair to speculate whether or not he's playing his final game. He's played only nine games the last two seasons. He's done all of the work that the doctors athletic trainers have asked him to do. He had a knee surgery. He turns thirty six later this year. And it hasn't worked. He talked with reporters about the discomfort, and there was something Tim yesterday when, when he was asked by a reporter about whether or not he's gonna play again. He basically said, I don't know. I love that answer from Dustin Pedroia. I love the fact that, you know, we talk about how father time is undefeated, and he was not going to give, in in that moment. And I don't know if there's going to be a day in his lifetime where he can seeds that. Yes, his career is over. But some part of me knowing his personality knowing that nobody in the history of baseball has loved to play baseball more than dust. Adroit. I love the fact that he wasn't giving up yet. I don't think he's gonna play again. But he just he's not going to relent, which is, is, of course. But yes, you're right on all of that. I'm not sure he's gonna play again. But for him to concede even at all yesterday that I need to take a break was assigned of how bad this is we talked to Tito Francona yesterday. And drove course went over to talk to him yesterday. And Tito said that Joya is at peace that he's done everything that he can he's at peace that he has emptied the tank that sounds like at doesn't sound like he's gonna play a whole lot more which will be unfortunate, but when you try as hard as he does, and nobody and I mean nobody tries harder than that guy. At some point, you just have to acknowledge that this is not working. That's where he was yesterday. And he said, the frustrating part is I feel good. One day. And the next day, I can't even walk that, that you can't play baseball. You can't play in the middle infield without being able to move. And he just can't move like used to. But no matter what happens to him, will never forget that guy but things that he brought to the Red Sox. David Ortiz, once told me I did a word association game with David Ortiz couple of years ago, and I said didn't drink. And he said the only player I would pay to watch play. That's how much David Ortiz admired the way that does some droid has gone about it all these years. Yeah. Never forget the postseason last year. I was covering the Red Sox. And there was that play involving the dodgers in the Milwaukee Brewers. Manny Machado stepped on Hayes. Lars foot running over first base his ankle, and the Red Sox players just furious. And I don't because they were reminded again that patrol his career basically ended when Manny slid into him in April two. Thousand seventeen that was beginning of the end for Dustin. And I felt like it wasn't so much about the slide. But the fact that they saw this person who loves a game or anybody had something taken away, you know that they felt bad for joy that he had to take it away from him. Those guys all have great patrol stories. I'll give you mine. And there, there isn't a an active player about home. They're more legends. And stories the one that I always like to tell people is what Alex bregman told me a few years ago, how he was nine or ten years old, and he was the bad boy for the New Mexico Lobos, and they were playing against Arizona state and New Mexico was getting blown out. And in the last inning of the final game of that series in this complete wipeout. Here's Alex bregman nine or ten years old. And he's watching this guy in the other team running his heart easy possibly can trying to get another hit. And his Alex told the story he Kenny remember whether or not the player got hit, but he'll never forget the effort to the degree that he and his father talked about it in the car after the game. And Alex is dad said to him. That's something you're always gonna remember your whole life. And of course, the player was Dustin Pedroia, which is absolutely apropos. Give your favorite patrol story. Well, there's still any of that. But yesterday, we can't forget BUSTER, how little that guy is. He's five yes. He's got the small hands of any major league player I've ever seen to be that small and be that good is just for marketable. So Tito told a story again yesterday, John peril, bake, man, picked up Doria stuffed trash can head I and I'm quoting here Tito, saying, little feet were just like fluttering gets trash cat. And he's screaming John Farrell. You can't do this to me. I'm the MVP that to put ROY always been. And just a classic case of a little guy who said you don't think I could do this. Let me show you what I can do. And that's what I've always admired about him, is he's been told no thousand times in his life and his career. And each time the answer from him as always. Yes. I can. Yeah. Our old friend, Peter gammons soft Roya the day, that he went to Fenway park to be introduced after he was the sixty four player taking the two thousand four draught him draw. It was so angry about that. Like he couldn't believe that teams didn't see how Grady was and they would pick sixty three other players. So he promised the Peter, I'm going to be the first guy to reach is the big leagues from draft that was his personality. That is personality. And as I say, I love the fact that he's not conceding that it's careers over. All right. I mentioned Manny Machado. He was at Yankee Stadium yesterday. He got booed by the fans there and afterward kinda got into with reporters. Give a listen to this. Your New York booed everywhere. I go great players boot, so happens about the average. The average volume. Of course obviously retarget target because we were great player. I just answer that question. Wanna ask you to compare this to other. How can you compare booze above? Booze above Boza. Boo. Hundred ten decibels versus thirty took the Al and sucks. There's nothing worse than that. So. And he was asked about possibly signing with the Yankees last off-season visited here, as a free this place, you're play to kind of think is that baseball question about the game. Or did you get here late? Yeah. And so, at that point, he mentioned that there were ground rules. And then he walked out of the interview, and Tim. I thought look the way that this played out was probably perfect for everybody. Manny Machado got three hundred million dollars in the San Diego Padres. He seems like he's really happy there. The Yankees had interested in, but it was a measured interest. Maybe not be on two hundred million. There were questions in the organization about whether or not he would fit in New York. And maybe this was sort of one of those moments that underscored that. What do you think? Yeah. And I just don't get it. Sometimes those questions seem to be legitimate. Maybe I'm biased because I asked questions for living. But I think it was necessary for Manny Machado to be that petulant. When all I do is answer the question. Yes. And maybe this is a reminder that New York is different place. And maybe he is more comfortable in San Diego. I've always felt like he's said and done all the right things since time but the Padres yester. Today. I'm not sure he said it did all the right things. Just just speak to the reporter civilly, and let's move on. And I didn't see that yesterday. Yeah. You know what it'd be great next time. He's atlanta. Go find Chipper Jones and ask them about how to handle New York, New York, reporters Boeing, in New York, 'cause nobody did it better than shepherd. In fact, name one of children after say stadium. Because he's always talked about how much he liked to play there, where he would get would get taunted with chance. Larry larry. All right. Tim yesterday Memorial Day, and I got this over the weekend when I was around the cord nls in the Braves. Look, the Braves play thirty three games in thirty four days and he had some other guys were surprised. They were off on Memorial Day yesterday to teams not playing. I don't get it. We've had this situation last couple years where teams might not be playing a Labor Day or fourth of July or Memorial Day. It seems like you have to figure out a way to get everybody playing Tim. Yeah. I totally agree that we talked about this on the broadcast yesterday. Jackie rabbits today, July fourth Memorial Day era, go should be playing and look, I, I can appreciate how difficult it is to put the schedule together can't play more than twenty straight days have to have more off days this year. I believe it's twenty five now that in recent years. In order to keep the players out there. I understand all the issues, but those are days since we're celebrating something so important, like Memorial Day or July, the fourth everyone should be playing on those days, and I'm always confused when they're not again, I have sympathy for the schedule makers that is such a difficult job. But you should star those games and say everybody plays today everyone should have played yesterday. That's the way I look at it Tim, thanks for doing this always great to talk to you. I'm glad you made your flight. Yeah. That way too much was made out of that, especially by my to broadcast partners. But we're done. I'm home, everything say, we'll be back in a moment, Jack flair. But I, I wanna tell you about light stream or your credit card bills, keeping you up at night interest rates in the double digits. 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The weekend, I caught up with Jack Flaherty right hand over the Saint Louis. Cardinals is really good talking about the debate that was going on at high school about whether or not he should be position player or a pitcher in his pitching coach at that time, Ethan cats encouraged him to be a pitcher. Give a lesson would usually start my day with throwing goes through pitching, everything that end that I'd go. Jodi, like just take my balls. We go back and we'd run through some more like. Either just drills or you know, but going plays little stuff like that, that anytime came round hit. He'd always joke. You don't. Down. You're gonna you're pitcher anyway. And he would always tell me on on, on all looking. Not. I don't care what you said. I'm not sure. Right. It's fun. But. Sometimes. Throw some up there. Pops up just venture. He also talked about whether or not he might actually be a basketball player in high school rather than playing baseball. Was it? Sports. Five years. Difference for me was was baseball applied with hours at the same group of guys that same same team with the same core. Gaza that grew applying playing with and we travel all the way up basketball, same way baseball. I played on different team here. Different. Always talking about sports play the same guys. All of them were like family saying guys, and they were all year older entice for me. But when I got high school, I was doing both from doing go to baseball practice at night. Fourth and my coach. She wasn't telling me to make decision just want. You yourself. I know you feel that you can just go do that right now about baseball. Start on right away. We gotta get you back in shape call, but. Just do it like. Baseball over overlaps a little bit. I took a few days. For me. Love will not playing that four guys but I grew up playing bass wasn't the same for me baseball. I have to go to high school guys that have played with. And. Three three guys on that team up. Another guy older. But girl, plants guys, same. Growing up all the way through still had that there. I didn't quite love it as much. Say eventually made it wasn't easy. That's worked out so far would have been basketball of you ever wondered about if. It would've been one of the things that I had to work harder. Come at certain things baseball. But I'll never dot myself can do anything. I feel like whatever sport I feel like I could pretty good. We'll be back in a moment with Todd rate him. But I, I wanna tell you about de XL. Listen up guys, if you're bigger tall, you know what a pain it is to find clothes that fit so trip to DSL needs to be on your to do list at XL, they can tall is all they do. They spent years developing their own sizing patterns to make sure big is get a comfortable fit every time pair that with over one hundred brands and you've got the one stop shop for men's big and tall. Whether you're looking for jeans Hodie, suits, shoes, de excels, got you covered for every occasion in stores or online at DSL dot com. Dsl big and tall built for you DSL dot com. Todd rate is TV -secutive of our weekly quizzes graphic artist. She's worked to be seen on ball fields all across America all around the world or at his website. I'd rate them dot com. Todd how you doing this week? What's happening there BUSTER? I just got back from Saint Louis where, of course the arch. Hovers over the ballpark there. It's one of the most prominent landmarks in any city that has a major league team. And it sorta spurred the thought that we were exchanging back in emails last week about the idea of perhaps, having landmarks on balk caps. What do you think? Yeah, I love this topic because I think applies in certain places, but not all and it Spurs conversation, which is what this is all about. And I thought about it and you got very few examples on game caps. But for BP caps this year, the Washington nationals have a depiction of the US capitol dome. I think your gateway arch example, for the cardinals could really work. Well, the Phillies have their liberty bell on their BP caps. Right. The Rockies with their, their logo depiction of mountains, and then you blow it out. And I know in our in our discussions, Josh. And I went back and forth with the space needle for Seattle. That needed to happen that needs to happen. You know, the love affair that I have with Mariners caps. I would love to see the Mariners put the space needle on a cap that would be marvelous. What about this idea Todd? What do you think about this is I was running underneath the arch over the weekend? I thought about this. Imagine a logo with the cardinals the the cardinals on the bat hanging off the arch. What do you think you could totally do that? And if you hearken back to the two thousand nine all star game logo, I believe they combined the arts with, with a cardinal bird and I it really came together very nicely. And the arts, kind of traps, whatever is in there from graphic perspective. I'm gonna get down in a nerd alert geeky way for from a designer. Yes. Thank you very much for that. And when you really think about it, there are some civic landmarks that are just waiting to be exploited BUSTER. I think you've talked about the Mets primary logo with all of those buildings. Yes, but there are certain places that defy local landmarks. Okay. Like give me some examples. What do you do for Anaheim? Well, as is in employee of the Disney company, I would say that, that would be an opportunity, right? Well, I don't know. They had this giant a in the parking lot with a halo. That would look great on a cap. Yeah. With ears on the halo. That seems really easy to me made, perhaps a little sacrilegious but maybe little ears on the halo. What do you think? Are we could totally do that? I would I would go down the line. And you know, maybe the promo seltzer tower at Baltimore say, kind of a tough one. You live there. It's full of natural beauty, but nothing really Connick comes to mind in terms of skyline. I think this is something that we should continue to debate. I think it's open ended topic. I think the Marlins should put the home run structure on their capital say. Storage? Now you know what guys is someone who just bought the Marlins new cap? Please don't turn that one over give it a couple of years at least wear and Todd next week when we get any cap talk, I want to ask you, because next Sunday, of course, coming up, we have the Red Sox playing the Enke's. I want to ask you about those caps that were made specifically for these teams for London. Because I really like him, and I won't get your opinion today. But I wanna get your opinion next week on those, and they're going to be playing on artificial turf to which all kinds of weirdness going on for this this London series. There we go. All right. Let's get to this week's quiz. What do you got all right? Here we go guys entering the twenty nineteen season. This club has won the least number of games over the decade. That started in twenty ten is it the Padres the White Sox? The Rockies or the twins this decade to date going into the season. Wow, team won the least number of games Padres. White Sox Rockies twins. Wow. I'm gonna go Padres. Padres. White Sox Rockies twins are the options. Yup. Yeah. We know the twins say that playoff apparent White Sox. Yeah. They've had some surges. They've had some rebuilding in recent years. The Rockies made the playoffs. So that's why I got the Padre. Yeah. Extend my li- I'd love to extend my lead up to four. Now that we've passed Memorial Day. But I, I agree with you BUSTER. I think it is the padras. Oh, come on dude, you're both wrong because it's the White Sox. Lose your Kia lay, no, the teams the terrible teams, we're gonna call and yeah. I mean, we're kind of, we're coming up on the final year of the decade here. So we've got a very big sampling to run off of and to your point. Yeah. You've had little bits of success for couple of those franchises, the twin doing, but yeah, it's the white sauce. No wonder why Chris sale was so cutting up, John. Trade to the Red Sox. Talk Fraser, an Adam Eaton, too. Yeah. Exactly. Everyone was fighting over there because they were doing so badly. All right. Thanks for doing this would talk to you next week about those caps in London. All right, guys. Thanks, listen up fellas DSL's built for big and tall guys. Okay. Which means they've got closed built for style built for comfort confessed of all built three, you get this DA excel spate years to build their own sizing patterns to deliver a great fit every time and every size and with brands like polo. Ralph Lauren de XL. Have you looked in great head to excel dot com and check out a store near you? Excel big and tall built for you at DSL dot com. Bleacher tweets. All right. We already got one out of the way in our conversation with Tim. But let's get to a few more year like this one from Matt Benson at S T, L cards, UK says, hey BUSTER, the car haven't won a series since the first of may and see themselves currently at five hundred without any major injuries. What's gone wrong for the cardinals and could they be surprised sellers this summer? Yeah. It's clear that Mike shelter manager has concerns about the offense. Which is why shook up the lineup. The other day moving Dexter fell leadoff spot dropping met carpenter down to the fifth spot. I think continue to tinker and I gotta say just watching them on Sunday. Matt carpenter really struggled at the plate kept on getting pitched outside, and rather than take the ball, the opposite field. He's pulling ground balls the right side their offense needs to turn. I don't see the being sellers unless we see complete collapse. Matthew McDonough is at MD mcdonagh, eighty nine. Hey BUSTER, you and Alex Rodriguez. We're talking about McCain gay. Into management. Do you ever see a field manager slash GM in the majors? Like we do in the NFL will field manager ever be allowed to quote shop for the groceries know. I think it's much less likely now than any time in baseball history. And we were talking about Brian McCann, possibly becoming a manager in ten years with a Braves. It'd be a natural fit. I think the closest guy who might have that some power right now. It'd be our score. The Red Sox. I suspect that if he wanted something, and he had a particular player in mind Dombrowski would probably work with them to try to make that happen. I think some managers have a lot of influence some managers have very little influence. I think Alexkor might be at the top of the food chain in that regard. Interesting rebel sports is next at rebel, sports, one rebel sports wants to know if this hot stretch by Oakland makes them legitimate contenders, or do they just have too many inconsistencies here, come the every may the end of every may, it's like clockwork they start play. Better and this team that won ninety seven games this year. So they're coming on finally. Eric Johnson at E T Johnson, one says, I read an article that was going crazy over Ronald Akonis first hundred sixty two career games yet as I check the numbers, one sotos numbers are just about equal if not better in most offensive categories. Kunis is awesome. Everybody knows that. But where's the same love for soda? Yeah. The last days, we focused a lot and rightly so on the nationals team struggles but does actually turned it around. He was making some adjustments with his approach, when we were in there for Sunday night, baseball a couple of weekends ago he was out there working with Kevin long. He is a terrific young player. And so clearly the nationals have a lot of issues. But once out of performance is not one of them right now hundred percent good Bleacher tweets over the weekend. Keep them coming for the rest of the week, just make sure you hash, tag tweet with Bleacher tweets, and that's it for today. Thanks to Jack flair and Keith. Overman and Terry Francona Tim coaching into Todd rate. And I gotta say this, Josh we knowing it was a holiday Monday. We tape that in dance and then last night, I saw tweet from Todd. He got married. He he and his bride and referred to as the Texan leave it at that until we have taught on the show. Dave, they flew Vegas, and they got hits, great friend. He didn't hint at it at all in our conversation with them kept it under lock and key good for him for doing that. And I must say in that picture BUSTER, although I'm not surprised a lot of people think of Vegas wedding. You go there. You dress all silly. Todd look sharp. He looked real show. Yeah. And like I shouldn't be surprised the man knows what looks good, you know, and knowing too, because Todd set your sense of history and color in the whole thing. I love the fact that, you know, the picture that he tweeted out was in front of a classic loss. Vegas. It was a classic laws Vegas sign instead of one of the new ones which was really neat. And well, we'll be talking about that with the next time we have. On the show, and thanks to you Josh for your work today. Absolutely BUSTER could be back in the studio. Have a great day everybody. Thanks for listening. 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Mason and Ireland HR 1: Could He Have?

Mason & Ireland

45:08 min | 9 months ago

Mason and Ireland HR 1: Could He Have?

"They did Morales just to pull an is eight. Thomas just walked off just walked off right in the middle of his big intro. Just said I. I don't know I don't know man how's your way and it was. It was great We had we had company. Everybody's been tested so we had company ones. Inlaws came in which was great once. Mom Stepdad came in and we had a really nice time for twenty four hours. Had Somebody to talk to is really cool. Had Somebody in the House said somebody to to to hang out with John. How was your weekend? Good wins on my mom for the first time in six weeks into or outside the window so that was fun house. Marna every good and off your plate Saturday and got out on the home course. Yip Things are starting to get back to normal over there. So that's good and I thought the last dance last night was one of the best. I can't believe there's two episodes left left. It's been so good and last night was such a great episode. Maverick somebody who was in it last night. It's GONNA join us in a couple of minutes. Mike Barnett the guy who was the hitting coach in Birmingham. He's he went onto the majors. Like the manager. Terry Francona did Barnett. Went on to coach in the majors. He's now the Indians Lindsey still the Indians hitting coach. I know he's their assistant hitting coach at the Indians. Hitting coach Francona have hung around together since those days in Birmingham. So we'll talk to Mike about some of that stuff but I I just think this last dance is fantastic. I mean the ratings. Keep coming in every week. And they're they're getting a monster ratings each week but it is I think Michael Jordan. Chris played it. That open thought that people were going to think less of them. I don't know how you can. I think it's just cemented as an all time icon in the game. Yeah I mean I couldn't agree more funds. Do you have that because I think we pulled aside that last sort of thirty seconds of episodes this is seven. I I I wrote a not this morning. I think this in capital if you don't understand Michael and by the way this is something. Kobe's sale the time to toby modeled his game after Jordan. But if you're watching if you're one of the people that Jordan was worried about and you're watching him berate his teammates and you hear the story of Him Punching Steve Kerr Guy and you wonder you think what a jerk. He explained last night at the end of episode seven. Why he did that. And here's what he said where people see. This wasn't really a nice guy. He may have been a tyrant. Oh with us you because you never one is. I wanted to win but I wanted them to win. And be a part of that as well. I don't do this at Al only doing it because it is way that's played the game play a break. As they're taking a break and belly was getting emotional. There you have Michael Jordan in a nutshell when we take away. I've a feeling when we walk away from this ten hour. Incredible documentary experience. That that thirty seconds is the is the thirty seconds that will encapsulate. Who Michael Jordan is who? He has been The way he approached the sport and the reason why he wants so damn much. I give this speech a lot on the show but every once in a while you'll run into somebody in sports who has that indeterminable will that there aren't very many people there. Maybe maybe five. I've ever seen that. They are so driven that they can't exist if they don't win right. I've told many times that and I'll take into my grave. I'm absolutely convinced the reason the Lakers went back to back. Titles and Oh nine and ten is because they got their ass kicked in the last game of the finals and Coby just said you know what I'm not avenue and if you talk to people that were on that team and that was similar to the story Jordan told last night about how he got back from playing baseball and he saw some guys on the team that weren't there when they won the first three titles and they were coming to practice my asking in the glory of it kind of smiling and taking it easy and one of them. Yeah not having what? He considered to be the seriousness of competition. Luke Walton told. Me Story wants that after a week after that. Celtics game those guys always used to decompress and take summers off and Luke would go play volleyball with you. Know Gator and Richard Jefferson and all those dudes and he said his phone rang might have been a text and Kobe said. What are you doing he goes? I'm just hanging out. What are you doing right now? Would you do in the gym today? Here's you gotta do something every day. We're not we're not having it next year. We're just never never putting myself in that position again. And that's why Jordan. Punch Steve Kerr in the. I sure that's why you know Mike Barnett. Who's up? We'll tell you that's why I Jordan was on the breaking ball machine before batting practice and hanging out after batting practice and like some people that are the first ones there and they're the last ones leave and they can't they can't sleep and they can't eat and let's dedicate themselves to winning and joining us right now. Is your system hitting coach for the Cleveland? Indians? And he was Michael. Jordan's hitting coach with the Birmingham Barons back in nineteen ninety four. Mike Barnett joins US Mike. Thanks for coming on. How are you doing great guys? How are you doing? We're doing great Mike and we really appreciate you doing this. We know your phone's ringing with a lot of these requests and we appreciate you taking ours and I was. I was just oh sure I was just talking about the fact that and I'll let you come in on it but every once in a while you run into somebody in in our line of work or your line of work where they're just so driven that you can tell right away they're not gonNA they're not gonna be able to eat sleep or or function unless they get it right and my sense was listening to you and listening to Terry Francona last night. That that's how Jordan Approach Birmingham that you you instead of a guy who could have been the last one there in the first one to leave. It sounded like you were describing him as the opposite. Well I'll tell you. What is the absolute hardest worker I've ever been around? I mean the toughest competitor And competing against himself. I mean trying to get better at baseball When he didn't have to do that. But you know a lot of people talked about all this publicity stunt everything like that. It was anything but that this guy was trying to make the major league baseball player In a different sport that he had excelled. And I'll tell you what it was a joy to be around him every day and you know. Learn so many lessons from him you know. I think When you're coaching I one thing that you have to take away as you probably learn more from your players and you learn from anything else and watching him go about his day to day the way he went about things the way he handled failure to at times. was absolutely amazing. And Yeah this guy you know. If if he had showed up at four o'clock in you know okay I'm just GonNa take batting practice. Play the game but this guy was one of the first guys. The ballpark and I it was fun to see and watch the progress he made. I mean He. This made more progress in five months of Minor League baseball season that most guys making a year and a half to two years. So you're a hitting coach with Birmingham and all the sudden you find out. Michael Jordan is going to be one of your players. What goes through your mind when that moment comes along well you know what I mean. I I have to admit it was a little bit. You know a little bit in nervousness. Because you don't know what to expect houses guy going to be. How's he going to react to you And how are we gonna hit it off and it was interesting you know we kind of found out probably about ten days before he was GonNa join us and when we actually probably about four or five days. Before he broke camp we found out for sure he was coming with us and we got together in the cage in the morning and I been around Michael seeing him and stuff like that but you know never really bothered him and stuff like that and now. I'm going to be hitting coach and the things that I out at him. I said I've talked to scouts. I said I watched you know good number of that batch that he had you know had in spring training that year. I talked to a lot of scouts and the scout said yeah just pounding fastballs in if he gets there know is probably going to be a little grip down the third base line so I kinda through these things out at him and I just said you know your off the plate. You're diving in your kind of blocking yourself up and I said for me I said I think if we can get you a little bit more up on the plate or juicy that even 'cause I mean big guy six seven on levers and I said if we can get you just a little bit more squared up in the box and working straight ahead. I said because I can guarantee you the first couple of weeks of the season. That's what they're going to do is powered you and with fastballs. And he said I've seen that the last couple of weeks so he did have a little bit of experience with Smith Bats to go on as far as that goes and I said. I think you know it's going to make a difference in you. Being able to get to the fastball. In so I said but it's completely up to you. You tell me and I said if you want to continue doing what you're doing. You're comfortable with that work around that he said no that makes absolute sense he goes. Let's get the work and from that point on You know we had a tremendous relationship. He was amazing to work with day in and day out because like you said he was constantly trying to get better and it was it was a process and I think that you know the thing that it was fun to see because the I I started out with about a thirteen game hitting streak but I don't think people remember I mean you look at the final numbers you go to a wider to to. We didn't really have you. What the Burger Baseball Player? But for him to be able to get the fastball. To me the mark of you know if a guy's GonNa play in the major leagues he's got to be able to hit the fastball. And he proved that in that. Thirteen game hitting streak. Because he's getting the head of the bat they're a good fastballs. He's getting some ground ball basis through the five six whole new sleeping some balls down the line for doubles and he started feel pretty good about himself. Then we come to the next step to where okay. I'm waiting every night. Ones going to happen and it finally did. They just started throwing them nothing but breaking balls. He didn't see a fastball zone. For a month and a half and they realize okay well. This guy can hit a fastball. And he's so competitive. He was GONNA hit. Brian Ball the came up there and so then we have to step back. And that's where we started really doing a lot of the break-up all machine work and we had to set it up on a hanging breaking ball just to get him the idea of what the shape of a hanging breaking ball looks like and also throw in some little bit more nasty words. I say these the one you got to lay off up and so for a guy that really didn't have kind of a bad experiences to be able to take that and get better every day and the progression with a young player is okay. Well I'm starting to see the hanger but I can't pull the trigger. And then eventually they start seeing the hanger. They're take advantage of them and a lot of times. I should take your and a half for guys to get to that point with him. He started making that change in about a month and a half time. And that's why I just think it was It was amazing. And what he did was Was Truly unbelievable To step into double a baseball and you WANNA say he didn't have success. I think he had tremendous success. We're talking to Mike Barnett. Who Was Michael? Jordan's hitting coach in Birmingham with the barons that was covered last night in the last dance. Mike is now with the Cleveland Indians. As was the manager for the barons. Back then Terry Francona Mike and Terry of work together in different places. Mike this is. I just found this fascinating that Michael Jordan decided. He wanted to do something for the team and so he got you guys a bus. What was the biggest difference between the bus you had before Jordan? Got There in the one? He ended up helping. Get you guys well. You know what it was. It was kind of a rickety old bus the bus we had no but it worked. It was basically what you would see. You know a lot of AA CLUBS. You know riding around in in nineteen ninety four but so he wanted to make sure that you know we had a you know a decent bus and everything like that and really. It was probably a normal which you would see today and really. He didn't by the bus. He just pay the difference on the lease. He told the bus company. If you get a new good bus he said the only thing I ask is. Let's get a bench seat in the back so if I wanna lay down or something that we could do that. Yeah so we he. They got that and he paid the difference on the least but he didn't actually by the Feis And so what was Nice Nice thing to cruise around in the Southern League and But he spent most of the time Upfront with us because the coaching staff. Tito Kirk champion and myself or closer to his age. Then you know a lot of guys on the team and we would end up you know playing Yahtzee and Team Yahtzee against each other and blackjack upfront. And back. 'cause he you know he loves to compete. It didn't make any difference What he was doing to compete on something for sure Mike. You said and and at some point that you felt like Michael could have made it to the major leagues. I WANNA take that one step further. Who would he have been like had he gotten to the major leagues? What player would sort of be a cop for who Michael Jordan could have been as a major league player? Well I I look back. You don't want when he came to us he was thirty years old and I don't think he could've been probably an every day player for first division club at that point but if he had gotten another fifteen hundred batch in the minor leagues which probably would have been you know playing in triple a. the next year event maybe going back and fall league If he had gotten to that point he could have been a solid fourth outfielder on a club and and contribute because of the fact that like I said when he started out on a twenty two eighty scale that we usually great on his power was twenty started out by the end of the year. He's hitting ten twelve balls out of the ballpark. Every day. He hit is three home runs in Birmingham. Which would at that time was. Probably the third or fourth toughest part in all of Minor League baseball hit a home run to sixty in August so offensively he starting. He was developing an approach. He was able to stay on the baseball. And if you made a mistake he's GonNa make you pay drive the baseball His arm was probably twenty arm. By the time we got to the end of the year he was close to fifty arm. Which would have been a solid pure and defensively. He took such pride and defense. Obviously being you know defensive player of the year in basketball he was gonNA make sure he was going to be the best defensive player. Ekit beat so I could have seen him being a solid fourth outfitter for club because he could absolutely run Could Steal Base. He used that understanding pitchers tendencies. Same as he did understanding players tendencies as far as played defensive basketball to learn how to steal basis better. He had tremendous instinct. So you look at that point. He could have been a solid outfielder but I've said if he'd come out of high school and went the baseball route instead of the basketball route. I could've seen him ended up being a player like they went field. Wow Wow that's amazing. Yeah and I had the pleasure of what they wouldn't feel too You know with the Yankees and just a tremendous guy and the drive and the Wilson succeed and and I could see if Michael had changed his body to be more of a baseball player body and everything like that and that was some of the stuff. They talked about in the documentary. He was starting to adjust to baseball body and then he came back to basketball. And you had to go back the other way but He was gonNA find a way to be successful no matter what sport he was planning and you know he just loved the competition and I love the the line that he said you like. Would you have a gambling? Property Says No? I have a competition problem and I couldn't. I couldn't agree with that more. We'll listen Mike. We appreciate you coming out. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts on this we We appreciate it and I hope we got a real baseball season coming up pretty soon to me too. It sounds like we're getting closer but there's a lot of things to work out but I'm looking forward to it for sure guys affects me on. Thank you thank you Mike Mike Barnett. Who Was Michael? Jordan's hitting coach for the Birmingham Barons in the Southern League. Let's talk about eighty four when he just mentioned coming up. You know that this plan this Major League baseball plan kind of leaked out today and I just got done watching. Jeff Passan sportscenter. Yup and he says the players are fighting back a little bit. It's not I still think they're gonNA end up playing baseball. And Sodas passing but it might not be as much of a slam dunk as everybody thinks. Yup We'll get into that coming up next for you. Mason Ireland Seventy SPN. I saw the ten ESPN Mason Ireland. It is Monday. It's right Monday. It's a whole new day. John Bad news bad news bad news after a really good start to the quarantine. I've now gained seven pounds. I told you before the Corentin is not over yet. You have plenty of time to swing the pendulum back the other way. That's what I'm GONNA do. I was just eating raw vegetables John Raw vegetables. I'm coming back. I'm going to rally all right. So Major League Baseball. They are in talks right now. There's going to be a presentation by the MLB owners tomorrow to the MLB. The Players Association and there are sticking points in an agreement that would start spring training two point. Oh in June and start the regular season in eighty two game schedule in July John. Well first of all let me say that if that happened I'd be really happy. I think two games at this point is as good as we can expect. I think it would be great matter of fact some some other byproducts of commander there if you're the games they want the teams to play the Games in their home stadium with those revised divisions and if your state isn't like New York probably isn't going to be cleared to play in Yankee Stadium and in city field. They can then go to their spring training facilities. That's that's the backup plan. If you're a team that can't get into your home stadium because of the pandemic you do have the option of going to spring training and playing your games there. So that answers the question. What would you do with the Yankees and the mets? Or even if Gavin newsom. Didn't want to let these guys play baseball. The angels dodgers could go to Arizona and by the way universal designated hitter is one of the Proposals Right. Rousers also go from thirty to fifty now. I don't know if that I don't think that means you got fifty guys in the dugout. I think that means you can have that many active players on your roster and then just put as many as you think you're going to need into the Dugout for that game and the expansion of the playoffs from ten to fourteen teams one hundred mean three division winners four wildcards and only one team would get a by the team with the best record in the in the League would get a bye and everybody else would have to play in. The first round now told me this up is in the other major sports in basketball and football. They have a revenue share in other words. If you just take all the money that the sport makes and you divide it based on what the re- like the NBA is fifty fifty. I don't know if the NFL's fifty fifty I think the NFL tilts a little bit towards the owners. But but I don't think there is a revenue share per se in baseball right so any money that came in correct the owners would would get all the money yet in the players are saying look. We're you know we're taking a reduction in salary we should share in whatever prophets. Come in and to me. That sounds like something that could be resolved. Don't you think yeah I think so now? Here's what I understand. Players want a pro rated portion of their salaries depending on the number of games played so in other words. If you make thirty million dollars you want a pro rated portion of thirty million dollars regardless of whether there is profit or not so the owners would make less because no fans but the players want their pro rated portion eighty two games worth of say. Thirty million dollars Instead of any sort of rupture this actually it seems like a financial hurdle right but this to me. All sounds negotiable. It's it sounds like you get a couple of CPA's and room and you can figure it out. For example. Baseball is the one sport that is more dependent on attendance than any other sport. Thirty percent of the overall revenue in. Mlb comes from gate attended. And that's because there's so many games yep if you play one hundred sixty two games and you're now you're going to knock it down to half that so instead of the dodgers have an eighty one home games are going to have forty the obviously that's going to affect everything so. I think you just you come up with numbers that would be palatable to both sides and you say do we wanna play or not and I hope nobody is going to die on that hill going to say we have to have it exactly our way or it's not going to happen. Just come up with a number. That's fair and give us a season. I think that's totally reasonable. Yeah it sounds like they are in the Ballpark of an agreement. And that is significant. And by the way you know the the expanded rosters thirty man roster with twenty men taxi squad gives you a lot of flexibility player wise now the one question that isn't answered. Actually we'll take a break. There's a question that isn't answered in this scenario and by the way top of the Hour Craig. Hodges who was a teammate of Michael? Jordan's will join us. He was very upset. Even though he wasn't there he was upset about the cocaine. Traveling cocaine circus comment a couple of weeks. Back from Michael Jordan on the last dance and again also a teammate of Michael Jordan's one or the four o'clock one of three shooters I've ever seen. Yeah yeah phenomenal. That's coming up for at the top of the Hour Mason and Ireland seven ten. Espn your show. Mason ireland seventy spn. What's going on by the way lots of ways to reach US eight seven seven seven ten? Espn on the phones. Also Hashtag ask Mason and Ireland and you can email me direct for the show. Email address Venice Mace at gmail.com. So John The one question and it sounds like they're making progress with baseball it sounds like spring training 2.0 potentially starts in June and then the an eighty two game season will start in July which is fantastic. What still hasn't been answered and what still I wonder about is what happens if somebody test positive. I mean it's the eternal question for every sport. Okay as it goes to get started. Nah I'm glad you brought this up because it happened at. Ufc over the weekend. Ufc had an eleven fight card Jacksonville. And on Friday night one of the fighters tested positive for covert right and he participated in a way in and everything. They just said. You'RE OUT. You're not fighting. They quarantined him and they went on with the event. And so now or waiting to see if there were any after effects of that. But that's the way they handle. They didn't they didn't consider it a show stopper for lack of a better term. Basically just said okay. We we knew this was a possibility. That's why we tested everybody. And let's now just quarantined the guy who tested positive and go from there a matter of fact there's a lot of I know you didn't watch Lindsay. Did you watch the C? Over the weekend. Yes I did okay so by all accounts this this this fighter that tested positive was named Yukari Sousa Yup and the corn him. He didn't fight Joe Rogan. Who has been like the ring announcer for these things? That guy even did traditional interviews in the ring without a mask and shook hands with at least one of the competitors who didn't have a glove on during the after the fight Rogan said this. He said quote. It didn't make any sense to me if everybody's been tested and everybody's clean. No one has the disease. I've been tested. They've been tested. I WANNA see him when I'm doing an interview with a fighter. I WANNA look in the I. I don't want it to be some impersonal thing. Where he's one hundred feet away from me right end quote so if they're no negative effects here Mace. Nobody gets sick. It's GonNa meet. Do you think the. Us should be praised for being the first sport back or should they be criticized for being reckless. Oh No I think it's totally find that they're the first sport that it's an individual sport. It's easy to test everybody afterwards. I mean I think the concern would be if someone gets sick because it's one thing to test positive. It's another thing to actually get sick. Lindsey did you not like was it obvious. When Rogan was interviewing people without a mask and cheek and hands do. It's a big deal or did you. Just look normal. No I look completely normal and like he said I mean tested everybody the day before or like the morning I think it was the day before and then everybody isolate while they got the results back and then you know the next day they went to the the arena did their fights and it was like a totally normal fight to me. I mean I didn't even really notice that there wasn't fans there to be honest. See The difference. Here's the difference. So that's a one night event so that that to me it's a no brainer isolate the one guy you do your one night event. That doesn't mean nobody has it? That just means this fine. This aftermath is important and actually it wasn't one guy with twenty two guys. They had eleven fights so but here. You've got let's say let's say somebody in baseball Somebody on the team test positive. You've got eighty to eighty two of the next hundred ten days. You're playing baseball games. It's not a one night event. It's a it's an event that goes every single day sometimes seven days a week and so you're going it's going to be moving lab experiment right right but but I think what you'll see what the schedule is rather than the dodgers making two trips to Houston to play the Astros right. Maybe make one trip and done on travel her. You play to win. You play Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday off play Friday Saturday all in Houston. Yeah and then you the same thing when the two teams come back to La. See I think you just got one of the things is is you can. You can mitigate risk. I don't think you can eliminate really gonna be this when you do. I think you handle it like the did guy tests positive. Not Everybody don't freak out. We knew this was possible that fighters off the card. He's quarantined and will continue to test. Everybody else. And that's the only problem is if somebody actually gets sick not just has positive but actually get sick right and that somebody played and then you know after the fact that that guy played in a game with the virus right but then don't you just test everybody else. Yeah you definitely just test everybody else. Here's a part of it. I don't I don't get like so they've got the they've got a bunch of different test now right they get a five minute test. They've got a test that takes two or three days. They've got a test that takes seven to ten days. My mom got her results back in three years back yet. Yeah I finally did get my back. Let it three six. It took six days. I was told three days and I still haven't gotten mine and six days. So it's I mean it's so sketchy in that way if they've got that five minute test then it's really easy to use. I mean I don't know why there aren't more of those five minute tests because those are just like automatic. We know in five minutes if you're positive or negative if those can be more widespread than this all becomes much more much easier to handle because right now it takes three days to get results while you're kind of three days in a holding pattern because you really don't know who's been exposed and who hasn't been exposed. I heard an interview today on a podcast with Lindsay. Did you put this in the system? Where Mike Mike? Trico is talking to Peter King and Peter King suggested that they were talking about football football back and Peter King suggested that if four guys tested positive the night before a game. You'd have to cancel the game. Why why wouldn't you just quarantine them? Well by the way I think he had just spoken to DR chief before he did that. Interview is that do I have that right. Linzie Peter King had just talked to Anthony. Fauci did we do we pull that? I know we were playing before the show. Did we pull that Peter King Sound? I don't think so he just to. If you want to hear US talk to Dr Cheap. And then he talked to Mike Tirico. Dr Faucher comments today and it made it sound to me. Like he was seeing. Football's a different animal. Because those guys are right on top of each other and breathing and sweating and stuff but found. She made it sound like that that the whole critical component was testing that as long as you had the ability to test people pretty much daily if you needed to. You wouldn't necessarily have to test them daily if you needed to. Then you could conceivably go forward with football. But what I didn't understand was when Peter said four guys test positive. You've gotTA cancel the game. I don't understand why you wouldn't just quarantine those and let the guys who didn't test positive play. They're obviously going to expand the rosters and all these sports. Yes yes so just to account for that possibility yeah is not like Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal both came out over the weekend and said they think the NBA should cancel the season. She is not one of those guys. He's not one of those guys seeing cancel the season. Well he's a shock is saying we should scrap this season and look ahead to next training camp. That's shack is saying he's saying Barkley Barkley saying the same thing let's actually do. We have Barkley their French. Let's listen to Barclay what he said. Today too. Dangerous is not safe. I don't know how they could make it safe. know everybody's talking about putting them in a bubble in Vegas and then Florida but you can't put the hotel workers at a bubble. You can't peep People Who Work Room Service in a bubble people work in the hotel and I'm not sure players want to stay in a hotel for two straight months as you can lead a hotel to go out and get something to eat. You got to worry about the virus to. I said that about three. I think three weeks ago. They should cancel the season. So for guys. Who are suggesting that and you know. Charleston Shack Hall of FAMERS TITLED TO THEIR OPINION. And airing on the side of medical caution. But I would. I would say this to both of them. There's a chance this virus is going to be around a year from now. Sure is that going to be your attitude a year from now because Charles all those conditions might exist at some point we have to restart the country and take some risk. And that's why I'm like whenever Anthony FAUCI talks. I'm listening because he's the guy I want to know I. That's the opinion that matters. It's very easy to to air on the side of caution and say cancel everything and it's very easy to say you know what let's figure. Let's go play now now. Let's listen to the doctors. These guys seemed it have a better understanding of things than we do. And I think that's what Adam silver is doing. He's talking a medical people all the time and if Charles Barkley Mary's himself to that position I'm not so sure that a year from now or six months from now when he wants to restart the next season or shack wants to restart the next season that conditions are going to be much different right. Yeah I mean it's it's all very very it's very tricky. It gets very very tricky and well above my personal pay grade. Well of why should all listen to the doctors? Yeah yeah the doctors are the smart ones. The doctors and scientists are the smart ones. I want to go back to ask you something about Michael Jordan. And that moment at the end of the seventh episode last night of the last dance that we played earlier a gripping thirty seconds that really tells you who. Michael Jordan is in the way he has approach sport and everything else in his life. We'll play that for you again. And then John. I have a question for you about it. Okay that's coming up next baser Ireland seven ten. Espn so I think this is a philosophical question. John Mason and Ireland seven. Espn the end of episode seven last night of the last dance Michael Jordan kind of summarizes the way he approached the game and the way he dealt with teammates. Go ahead and play that punch people see this. They don't say well he wasn't really Nice Guy. He may have been a tyrant with us. You because you never one thing. I wanted to win but I wanted them to win. And be a part of that as well look. I don't want him to do this only because it is. When does play the Game Dow's Deli? Don't WanNA play that way. Okay so there is Michael Jordan. There is why he was so successful. Is that let me ask you this way? Do you think Michael Jordan is a happy person? No I think he's tortured the same way. Jerry West is tortured right. So is it if you have a choice between being a happy person who is who does find in life but isn't winning. Nba Championships. Or let's just say average NBA player. Who's WHO's a really good player. But who doesn't isn't tortured in this way or being tortured like that winning championships. Which would you rather be well? I think I'd rather be happy but I you know I think most played ninety. Nine percent of people would rather have Michael Jordan's life than their own even even though he's tortured but like for example we all know. There's a great Walter Isaacson. Bagri of Steve Jobs. Jobs was injured and tortured treated people horribly. Just an awful awful guy who badger badgered and pushed and complained and argued and treated people terribly. Was that worth it? I mean he created apple created the iphone created. The MAC book created everything. But was that worth it? I think Jordan would tell you and he did just in that bite that to him. It is if you don't want to if you don't want to play by his rules that's fine but he's going to steamroll you you know. He's ultra competitive and interesting question. Is I mentioned that? Kobe was like that to the Kobe. Would get on teammates hard. And you know the five championships with Phil. Those of us. Who were kind of around that team? All the time knew that there was a good cop. Bad cop routine between Kobe and Derek Fisher that Kobe would come in and light people up and Fischer would then walk up to go. You know what he means right you not to make sure that the but koby believed that the way you got the best out of people was to put their feet to the fire and if they could handle that then when you got into a playoff series and the game was on the line that there was nothing they couldn't handle right and that's Jordan's way now that Jordan. Kobe are are retired and in the case of Kobe. He's tragically gone I don't know if that would fly in twenty twenty in other words. I don't know if there's another player they'll to Lebron you'll take Lebron tonight ending like that. No no no. Lebron is the bronze almost the opposite of Jordan. Kobe Lebron up lifts up his teammates. He doesn't say. Fu Your softish Sharman. Nola Lebron is like hey man go to the corner and all three of the ball Kobe Jordan. Or give me the ball. There's a huge difference between the Brian. Those two guys Lebron is GonNa go down potentially as the leading score and NBA. His and top five in assists. I keep telling people there's no there's never been anybody like. Lebron did go through teammates in Cleveland. I mean the teammates were recycled. Guys were sent away and brought in based on how Laurent felt about them. If what I'm saying is Michael Jordan Punch Steve Kerr in the eye right. Kobe Punch Tamaki Walker. I that would not fly. Today would be well. No I'd be shocked. Even you're talking about the Cleveland days. Yeah I'd be shocked if a story ever comes out. That Lebron punched teammate. He'll get away with that you know here's an here's the difference too. I mean think about. I was thinking about this last night as I was watching. Imagine if in the Social Media Age Michael Jordan had punched Steve Kerr at practice. First of all we would know about it right second of all it would be debated on everything fo- for me. I'm glad yeah minute though. I'm glad you brought this up in nine hundred in the eighties and in the in the mid ninety s when Mike Jordan did that you know what they called that Tuesday. Yeah there were fights in practice everyday. Ask as anybody played in that era. S Michael there were fights all the Byron Scott Punch Michael. You know what they did. They talked it out and going back to practice the next day. Right right it back then. Those guys will tell you anybody from the Craig. Hodges coming up in ten minutes yeah. We'll talk to Craig about it. He'll he'll back me up on this. There were fights in practice all the time. And you're right. If a fight happened in practice today number one it would get out and number two would be the lead story and all this debate shows and number three everybody in the world on twitter and social media would have an opinion about and and probably call for the suspension of the guy that threw the punch. Yes we would be debating. How long should that guy be suspended for instead? You heard Steve Kerr last night on the last dance. Say It was the best thing that ever happened to our relationship because I stood up for myself right. He said after that everything changed by the way. I think it's why Kerr goes back at players. Like current Draymond have had to be separated at Golden State. They wanted to fight each other when they were winning. Titles at Golden State Gal and what Kerr said was the way draymond and I came to respect. Each other was neither one of us. Want to ever back down and we never will. I'm not backing down. He's not backing down. So we have to meet reach a compromise for the good of the group. And that's what we've learned how to do what he said we. We might get in a fight tomorrow and but now we'd hear about it we'd hear about it within a day it would get out. Somebody would tell their agent their agent would tell whoa Jr Right. Watch would report it. Ramona would report it. And you're right it would be. It would be debated discussed opined. And we'd be we'd be calling like okay like let's say Jordan did that yesterday. Punch Steve Kerr. In the APP you know Jordan be suspended skip bayless would be on TV. Either saying everybody's a big crybaby leave Jordan alone or Michael. Jordan should be kicked out of the NBA forever. It'd be some extreme ridiculous Jake. Yup when when truth be told Steve? Kerr's Lindsey Wind Steve Kerr coming on the show me on. I believe Monday or Tuesday of next week. Okay so when he comes on you'll see that he'll he'll say this that fight in practice in the NBA in the eighties and nineties happened. If not every day almost every day yes guys had to be separated. Yup All right coming up next for you. A Guy who was actually Michael. Jordan's teammate played for Jordan during two championships runt championship runs in ninety. One and ninety two. Craig Hodges will join US next. Mason Ireland seven ten ESPN.

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You know, when I'm doing stuff around the house when I'm hanging out with family, but I don't go out in public because they don't want someone as tweeting a picture of me immense. Capri Yankees cap or Red Sox cap, but you know, we haven't talked about your collection. How many teams do you have in your collection? I've got a lot when it comes to baseball teams. I don't have nearly as many as you do. I think what you tell me this spring that you had like like in high twenty s at twenty seven or twenty eight ball say that two-thirds. I'm about two thirds or so, yeah, I don't have nearly that that many, but I just have a lot of hats period. And so throughout the season when I'm when I tape those little previews for our show, I'm going to try and get a different one every day. And if people want to tell me what cap they'd like me to wear they can they can feel free to tweet me and do so. And if I have it I'll do it like I said in terms of baseball teams, I'd say probably have maybe a dozen. But I got a lot of college teams. I got a lot of NFL and NBA that I really have just collected over the course of my life. When I was a little kid. I loved wearing hats and love collecting cool hats, and I went down to my basement earlier this spring before our show started and notice oh my God. I have a lot of these built up and may as well, let them see the light of day for the first time in a long time. Because now as an adult I wear pretty much the same how whenever depending on the season time of year. It's well established on New England sports fan. So I'll wear my patriots Hatami Red Sox hat. My Bruins are my Celtics. But I got a lot of other hats built up and it's been awhile since I've worn them. So I'm glad that I'll get to wear them during these little morning videos that I do and I'm going to hashtag it with morning cap. So if you want to if you want to have some input on the cap that I'm wearing just hashtag it morning cap. Tweet at me. And and we'll see what we can do. Yeah. And I've got an offer for you. I've told you that for the most part I like to buy the caps on site at the ballpoint. And right like I mean, we could go on fanatics and order cap from a different team. But that doesn't seem as much fun as going to the ballpark and getting a cap, and so our first broadcast this year Red Sox it Mariners. And I can't wait to go there. I'm going to get to style. Mariners caps. Can I help you with your collection? I offer you one right now. Would you like me to get you certainly have plenty of Red Sox cap? So I don't need one of those. But hey Merrill mayors. Yeah. Absolutely. Yes, I'm accepting. All hats. Absolutely. No question. Very nice. I'm not buying your read. Socks. Battle and they probably don't even have one. But yeah, you know, there's much like give you hard time. Do a great job. So I'd be happy to get you on them. I'm excited aware that when the first time in mow the lawn. This year will be wearing a Mariners cap. All right. Let's get to the news notes of the day. Adam Jones, a veteran outfielder agreed to terms with the Zona Diamondbacks. One year for three million dollars. Bob Nightingale of USA Today reported that he also gets two million dollars in incentive. Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero will miss at least three weeks with a strained oblique. This led to a lot of conspiracy theories on Twitter that I don't understand. We'll be talking about that. With Tim cartoon, Manny Machado is confident about the Padres sort of many. What gives you the feeling after a week that this is going to be a special year? Tenants. The guys are hungry, you know, their hunger here, and they see the organizations up in their foot forward on, you know, taking this in addition to the next level. And you know, I need is confidence in this game. And you know, I think organizations put that that foot forward and was giving the guys a lot more confidence about and know that this is not going to be losing losing situation. But we're going to try to win maybe not not the division. But you know, we're going to go out there and Pfeiffer for walk hard spot. And you know, you never know what can happen in baseball. Saw. You know, we just gotta go out there and door selves have fun. And you know, we've got. Pretty special group. Put the dodgers unders we could do it. We could do it. I'm not saying we can't, you know. But they're great great team on the other side. They they've won the division last five six years. So, you know, we we we got our work cut out for us. But you know, I'm confident in the guys that we have here. And if you are, you know, stick together and get on the same game plan. You know, we could be dangerous. Manny Machado, honest. We'll be talking with Tim cartoon about that. Bryce Harper played in an exhibition game for the first time for the Phillies, and when he walked up on Saturday little fresh prince theme music, I I played appearance which I love Josh. What about you? I thought that was pretty cool. I like to people were poking holes in those saying that the song about moving out of Philadelphia. But whenever I like the spirit of it. Absolutely. I'm not gonna give them a hard time. Yeah. And I gotta believe at some point like in the late innings Bryce who probably tell the guy running the music in in citizens Bank park. Hey theme from rocky like seventeen the ninth inning runners on base for Bryce that's a natural. Yes. Yeah. No. I'd agree with that. I know you're gonna say another Will Smith song like welcome to Miami or something like that. Yeah. That would. Thanks for the input. Josh Alex Rodriguez. My colleague and Sunday night baseball announced his engagement to Jennifer Lopez sending out a picture in a tweet in wrote. She said, yes, Florida state baseball's Mike Borden became the first incidental a coach to two thousand wins. Congrats to BUSTER Posey's old college coach over the weekend. Carlos Correa did Carlos Correa stuff. Here diving stop for a long time. Leap into. Todd gal AT and T sports net. Yeah. Last fall as the playoffs were beginning. Jose altuve to be looked at me and said, I don't know who's gonna win next year in the MVP in the American League. And I said do he said Carlos Correa that guy is going to be incredibly motivated. It was good to see me. Go Cabrera going deep again give a lesson. The two we're going to high fly ball right center field. But justic arc on that. One. Holy mackerel. Second home run of the spring for Miguel Cabrera that's a classic blow and the Tigers. Take a one nothing lead in the second battlement Dickerson's, right w x Y TA. Classic blow Miguel Cabrera will turn thirty six eight Berle. Remember he starts the year. Four hundred sixty five homers, two thousand six hundred seventy six hits one thousand six hundred and thirty five RBI. Let's get to it. Rejoice. Timmy tied this great game. Or what with Tim kurkin on baseball tonight? And Tim Kirch covers baseball free SPN, which means getting up early out in Arizona. It's a little after six o'clock, and we're talking to you, Tim, and let's start with this. We talked at the top of the show today about how I've got this big collection of baseball caps. Josh has been tweeting out every morning in advance the podcast a little bit of a preview. He's been wearing different caps. Do you have a lot of team caps in your house, some place that you can't wear out in public, but you like to wear around the house when you're doing the lawn or maybe shoveling snow? No, I am not a cap guy. I have a bunch home. And they're they're they're hanging up. And they're there for decoration only. But I I never wear a cap unless I'm actually playing a sport that involves a cap, I think the PA problem is when you have sitting hair like, I do and you wear a half a lot is your hair tends to fall out even more. So I've never been as much as I love baseball. I've never been a big baseball cap guy. And I never wear one around the house back. They never had period unless it's like rating and were playing golf, and I need something to shave my eyes. So when you have to wear a cab when it's raining, and you have to shave your eyes which Kathy going for among the teams. Well, I I have the nationals and the Orioles caps. Yeah. On my house, and I will wear them only because they are. The home team, and I will blend in a little bit more at home because I'm wearing an Oriole or a nationals cap. But believe me, I'm not rooting for anyone and being a caps. I mean when it's cold outside. Nobody wears a winter stocking cap more than I do like when I'm really cold. And you know, how cold I get when I'm shoveling snow four hats on my head. So my head and my ears. Don't get cold. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly and cold defined by Tim is anything under eighty. Okay. He's got like a big knit cap in early June. When it seventy nine in Wrigley. Yes. But BUSTER, let me just explain this people don't think I'm a complete idiot. I don't like being cold in a warm situation. A movie theater in July is fifty eight degrees. And I'm in short sleeve that is not comfortable to me. An airplane is always freezing cold and I'm wearing short sleeves in the summer. That's when I bundle up in a situation where it's supposed to be warm. And yet, it's cold. I live in the east. I don't mind going out in the cold and doing stuff, I just need to be properly prepared. Yeah. Well, which means that April for you is miserable. Yeah. You and me, we're April, right? Absolutely. All right. Manny Machado, the Padres new three hundred million dollars third baseman spoke with reporters the other day. And he was ask. About the Padres may be contending any given. Interesting answer give a lesson. Many. What gives you the feeling after a week that this is going to be a special year? I just see the time guys are hungry, you know, their hunger here, and there see the organizations putting their foot forward on, you know, taking this discern addition to a nice level. And you know, I need is is confidence in this game. And you know, I think in organizations that forward and giving the guys a lot more confidence about their and know that this is not going to be losing losing situation. But we're going to try to win maybe not not the division. But you know, we're gonna go out there and Pfeiffer for walk hard spot. And you know, you never know what can happen in baseball. Saw. You know, we just we just gotta go out there and door selves have fun. And we got a pretty special group. So you know, how it goes and social media, Tim when he said that that maybe they're not necessarily trying to win the division. But maybe the wildcard there's a lot of questions like really the first year the Padres, you really out the division. I think this is just Manny Machado being honest. When you look at the Padres pitching. They're not really position to make up twenty five and a half games on the dodgers. Maybe some things go great in all comes together dodger. For a bunch of injuries. Those young pitchers the Padres translate more quickly than maybe even the Padres expect. They could be involved. This is not a big deal to me. What about for? You know, this is social media. This is a guy who's still not completely sophisticated with language, and he just spoke a little too fast wasn't clearly thinking, I'm sure I think he's absolutely right. And I think he was being honest. Let's face it. The dodgers are way better than the Padres. Are right now. I don't think anyone has any question about that. But in our social media era, you you just can't say stuff like that. Without getting pounded somewhere. Just happens. All the time matter what you say. And I think Manny should be. Well, we'll be a little bit more careful with everything he says because obviously Mr. everyone is listening to every word he says and one misstep and he's gonna get in trouble. All right, as you know, a lot of newsmakers will save bad. News for Friday. Okay. They'll build sorted. They call it what the Friday dump at the White House. When all of a sudden, they'll have these announcements and various things because they don't want to get very much attention, which is why it caught my attention. The other day that on Friday major league baseball announced that they had had an agreement with the Atlantic league this year in independent league on sort of being a testing ground for some rule changes and among those no mound visits. Three better. Minimum robo ups. In other words, the Pires and this hasn't been fully defined by baseball Atlantic league. How the pirates will use the electron IX, but they're gonna use robotic dumps to aid with balls and strike calls. And then the mound being moved from sixty and a half feet to sixty two and a half feet perhaps in the second half of the season. Major league baseball is reserved the right to perhaps. Change some of this is the the year goes along. I talked to a lot of baseball people over the weekend, the one that got the most attention that I heard was the moving of the mound backwards and a couple of people said to me they have not thought this through I about injuries. They wonder if it puts the pitchers at increased risk and is one staff member said to me, look when you move the the mound from sixteen feet to sixty two feet. It's open season for baserunners like that completely alters the equation for someone who's on first base trying to steal because it adds time that the base runners can utilize that one I think the most subjection it was interesting to me that again talking with players talking with staffers the idea of robo amps in an electronic strike zone. People just look at that as inevitable. What kind of reaction did you hear? Well, I talked to players every day here in Arizona, and I had one of them tell me yesterday. What are we doing here? Seriously. He said, what are we doing? Now, I'm all in favor of the Atlantic league, trying whatever it wants to try as proving ground that is the place to do it. And they're bunch of things that do not bother me. However, sixty two feet six inches is ridiculous. Why would we want to do that look at the can of worms that could open? And I know each of the last three days I've talked to the veteran players about this. And they all think most of the changes are a really bad idea. But there was reason Alexander car, and those brilliant men in the eighteen hundreds came up with sixty feet six inches or less what they eventually figured out. And it's been that way since the late eighteen hundreds changing it now would be a massive mistake. It is not necessary. Let's test it and see how it works. But we're not putting that in the big leagues. And we're not playing seven innings. We're not putting a runner on second base to start the tenth inning of a tie score. We're not doing that. We're. Gonna have rowboat on pyre someday. We're gonna limit visits. We're going to do all sorts of things we're going to have a pitch clock when you start messing with the length of the basis or the length of the size of the pitcher's mound. Give me a break that doesn't make any sense. What do you think about the three batter? Minimum which was came out. I in in the proposal that major league baseball gave to the union because I heard a lot of people say on not only not only players, but staff members say you can't do that you completely alter the game you alter the strategy of the game. And it, you know, if you're a lefty like an Oliver Perez who I saw on the Indians camp the other day, or you're your righty, like Adam Cimber, all of a sudden your career trajectories completely altered by that. Because you are more of a specialist, right? You're gonna lose jobs if you have a three batter minimum and the union is not going to accept if they're allowed in on this. They're not gonna accept anything. That's going to lose a job for a situation. In a lefty or even a situational writing. So I'm not in favor of the three batter. Minimum. I'm not in favor of you can only use four relievers tonight. Again that stuff affects the fabric of the game. If you don't like the way the games being played today, then we have to fix it at a lower level than this. We have to teach our kids at age twelve how to play the game differently. We can't fix it on the big league level with artificial changes. Like this that truly affect the playing in the fabric of the game. Let junior suffers a strained oblique. He's going to be out at least three weeks, pretty convenient. For the Toronto Blue Jays. Who of course, under a lot of scrutiny with the question of whether or not they're going to manipulate the flat junior service time this now allows them to back up his timetable naturally. I was surprised him about all the conspiracy theories saying, yeah, this is something that's fake and made up. I don't know how that would happen because the player would have to be in on the conspiracy. So I'm not buying that. What about you know, I'm not buying that either. It does make things slightly easier for the Blue Jays. But to ask your star player and your well your future star player to fake injury. So things can work a little smoother that. Simply didn't happen. I'm the least suspicious man in the world. Unfortunately, which doesn't help me some days as a newspaper former newspaper. At the same time. I'm just not buying that. They whispered of Ladd pretend that you hurt your oblique. It'll make it easier for us that simply didn't happen. He will heal when he gets to the big leagues. He's never getting back going back. Let's just give them some time to do what they're under their right to do is to manipulate any way. They like it. I don't like the way it's done. But that's that's how the rules are are put together and you have to play by the rules. You represent the perspective of the fan. When you initially saw this. You're like. Uh-huh. Sure. Yeah. No. When I when I initially saw it. I was I immediately put on my tinfoil cap and was a one hundred percent body into conspiracies. But after hearing you guys talk about it. And especially BUSTER what you said about the fact that Vlad junior would kind of have to be in on it. And there's nothing there's no reason for him to be. I see that you guys are right? But I'm a big conspiracy guy. So yeah, why not the tin foil Aniston? Couple of the things that you know, big picture. I this is all under the falls into the heading of lack of trust between the two sides. Okay. Blake Snell sighing award winner. In the American League. Last year got a pay increase. Tim a fifteen thousand five hundred dollars ten thousand which came from a league wide minimum salary hike. He now earns five hundred seventy three thousand seven hundred for two thousand nineteen he's not happy about it. Adam Jones winds of getting a one year three million dollar deal from the Zona Diamondbacks with two million dollars in possible incentives. You get the Blad situation. You got the rule changes. I gotta tell you that the more that I hear players talked this spring. I can't remember a time when the trust between the players and the front offices has been at a lower point than it is right now, and I had one staff for say to me it's because the players when this stuff is going on they feel like pieces of meat. I think the the teams counter that would be you know, what we've never had a time when we've done more to try to support the players with nutrition with medical treatment. We're getting to the point is one general manager said where you're gonna have each hair in a have their own swing coach like they do in golf in so team expenses to try to help the players get better, they spend more than ever. But the other day I had a player mentioned to me. Hey, actually, this was I'm trying to think this is like the first week of spring training player says to me, you know, what it's hard to get a parking space in our lot because they're all filled with these analysts that the teams have hired. We have to go like off on the street side street in order to find a parking space. It just a tenor of Tim. It's just different than I've ever heard before. What about you? Well, I cover the eighty one strike BUSTER. So believe me, there was more anger and more distrust back then there there is now how? Ever wherever I go now, and I'm not pleased about this. We talk about these things what why isn't Dallas kaikal campus somebody so on so forth and the players are upset about things such as the Blake Snell situation. Maybe not specifically. But, hey, if you're not gonna reward a guy, you know for what he does early and you're not gonna pay him late when he gets into his thirties. Exactly. When does a player get paid. Now. I'm not suggesting the players are right thinking this way. But there are a lot of them. That wonder how can you not pay Blake Snell? And then not pay Adam Jones. I mean, how long is the window for the players to get paid? I think that's what the players are worried about now. And this is another reason why as you've been suggesting both sides have to get together on this for the next three years. So we don't have a work stoppage coming up, and it's going to take constant negotiation in order to. Get this bad feeling out of the players minds. Yeah. I can't figure out how that's going to happen. Other than that, Tim like, I just don't I don't like the tenor of of how the conversations right now on both sides where the you hear from. Yeah. You hear from executives? They say, well, you know, what's going on the agents are not making the proper just moments when to the free agent market. In other words, they're saying it's the other side's fault and on the players side. I think they feel more and more like straddle Matic cards that they don't really look at human beings. They're only a set assistance to be manipulated by the teams, right? And I had a veteran. Former player tell me yesterday BUSTER that today's young player has no understanding of what a work stoppage, or what labor strife is all about because they've grown up in an era where baseball has done really well with labor, so they have no idea about the history of this. And the people who came. Before them and the people who are coming after them, and they have no context for that. And it's all about them and everything's been so good up to this point. Now, the question is if things really really get dicey as we get closer to the next CBA. How're these young players gonna react when it's always been about them? And they've always lived in labor peace and then things get really hairy. How do they react to that? Right over the weekend. Bryce Harper made his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies, any soy four man outfield defensive alignment and told reporters afterward. I hope I don't see that anymore. And I read that Tim, and I thought Bryce might regret saying that. During the year because I do think he's probably going to see that as managers like Joe Madden. You know, AJ hints that that sort. They look for ways to get inside the head of a hitter. What do you think? Right. What would it left? He grow say. Lefty Gomez one of the two pitching his throwing off the timing. Warren Spahn of the hitters who ever said, it doesn't matter and this can throw off a the timing of a hitter everything in a hitter. And yes teams are going to keep doing this. Because we've heard this BUSTER, it's the old cliche. Well, you know, we've got him thinking about this. And if we got him thinking about this, maybe we can get him away from thinking about what he should be thinking about. And that's how to get a hit somewhere. It's just another reminder, though, you're gonna play for outfielders than somebody is going to have to make an adjustment at the plate and our hitters. I understand that hard. That adjustment is make when you face in Chris sale or max Scherzer, I understand that completely. But again when you're when you're getting beat on something as our hitters are so often getting be you have to make an adjustment. You have. Acknowledge this guy's better than me today. So how do I win when he's better than me today? And that's where the adjustment has to be made. And the Bryce Harper's of the world are going to have to make that adjustment. Because we're going to continue to see four man outfields, and you know, violent shifts. Okay, I'm gonna then put you in the shoes of gave tap. Let's pretend for a moment that you're Gabe Kappler manager, the Phillies and Bryce Harper comes up. There's a four-man outfield. Three men in the infield and Bryce Harper squares to drop a bunch to the left side or you see him cut down on swing and slap a ground ball through Tony Gwynn's favorite place the five hole. Okay. How do you feel about that? If you're Gabe Kaplan. Well, again, it all depends on what is the situation. All right. If we need Bryce harbored at to drive a ball somewhere get second base. That's now. Overlooking for their but aboard three runs down in the eighth inning. We've gotta get something going here. Now this team hasn't done anything today. And he drops a bunt. And everyone starts screaming. I'm all in favor of it. It truly matters the situation in the game. When you drop a bunt if you or hit it the other way, but if you pick the right time to do it. It's a great move. It's not always a great move. And I'm Gabe Kappler, and I'll look at him. And I'll say Bryce now's a good time dump went here. And let's get on base and go from there. I totally agree with you. All right. You got to pay attention to this Bleacher tweet because it's got some details in it. Okay. Andrew salvo Assis, please put the following potential future events in chronological order. Okay orioles. Make the playoffs Marlins. Make the playoffs designated hitter. In the NL Barry Bonds elected to the hall of fame two thousand twenty three World Series. Okay. I'll give them to you again to you got to put them in chronological. Order orioles. Make the playoffs Marlins. Make the playoffs. D H in the National League. Barry Bonds elect the hall of fame two thousand twenty three World Series. Okay. I'm gonna say D H in the National League. I'm gonna say only agree with you. Just second totally really there. Josh, what do you got? Yes, I agree with you. I think I think that happens. I and the lenders out new idea what just happened? Yep. That's not right. Tim was he not the biggest idiot. We've had on the show this year. Nobody knows what you're talking about. He's he's not even listening to the show. All right. You know, what you're talking about? Tim second event. I second is the twenty twenty three World Series a genius because you and I are simpatico on this. What about you agree more? Absolutely. That's hang. Attention. Tim number three. Oh god. Now, it really gets hard. I'm going to say I'm gonna say Marlins make the playoffs. Wow. Okay. I got very bonds being elected the hall of fame. That's what I got it. Number three. What have you got Josh bonds in the hall? Okay. I've got bonds of the hall next. They've got Orioles. The plant thousand great question that's possible to answer. Oh by God. Nice job. Andrew. I I agree with you. Let's see I've got Marlins making the playoffs in the Orioles making the playoffs. I think it's years and years and years before the Morrow the Orioles irrelevant. What do you got Josh Marlins than Orioles? And then and then when the Marlins make the playoffs I will dress up like Billy, the Marlin that only God, you were such an idiot on that question. I have no idea what you're talking about. Nobody else. See I'm trying to I'm trying to litter this as much as possible, Tim. So he can't possibly like alter it before you go you're traveling from camp to camp in Arizona. Gimme a couple of things you've seen that a pretty cool. Well, I saw the as the other day, and hey, Zeus Lazardo was there and BUSTER there's something really special about that kid he so athletic. He throws so hard. He fields as physician he understands where he is. I know everybody knows about him. But I think he's the best starting pitcher on their team. And it'll be real interesting to see how they use him. As far as roster manipulation goes. I just saw the giants the other day at a long chat with Bruce Bochy. All I can say is we're going to miss him because he's so good. He's so funny. He so engaging. And he did tell me though, the other days he feels great. So you'll appreciate this BUSTER he goes after I retired for managing my basketball career will be resumed. So I was happy. That's awesome. Absolutely. You know, what it'd be fun sometime this year you I am bocce have to play like a horse game. At some point. Maybe we get a game out in San Francisco. And and we'll see boats still has got that twelve to fifteen footer ten ten. Thanks for doing this. Okay. Buster see? Geico presents eyewitness interviews with inanimate objects. This is Brian Bruno live on the scene of a recent windstorm here to describe the event a chest of drawers, there's a storm howling outside. So I thought I'd stay in and watch a rom com. Five minutes into the flick, a tree branch slams through the window. Where are you hurt? I just gotta scratch on my chest. Your chest of drawers can't help you in a windstorm. But the geiko insurance agency can help you get covered for personal property damage. Co gyco to see how a forcible homeowners insurance can be. We've been going camp to camp rapid fire with some of the best players in the game just in rural Lander Cy Young award winner sat down with our at ward. Oh peres. Give a listen. We're going to go back to the mountain top. I've never want his health you I think behind the scenes last year, we were dealing with a lot physically, and you know, obviously not taking anything from Boston better like their chances. If you know if you guys were running one hundred percent and nobody's really running hundred percent that time, but you know, and you need the ball roll your way. Sometimes, you know, I think there were a couple key plays last year and that championship series that you look at it and say if there's just been an inch this way or that way. Now, Benintendi catch with the bases loaded in the ball game. You know, the the ball in right field. That was called a Homer that we thought wasn't, you know, two pivotal plays that, you know, hey, sometimes volume village, always another dozen. So you know, I think we have a great ball club. I think it's going to be a fun year. And you know, like I said little bit a lot. There's a long way in this game. Who's the Astros MVP? Oh boy. You know? To be determined for this year. I think I think that's what makes this team so strong is it could be anyone. I mean, really you look up and down our lineup. Our team. You know, I think Korea is prime for a bust out year. You know bregman could have been the VP last year. They was the MVP a couple years ago. You know, I've been invitee before you got Georgia. I mean all across the board. You got somebody that has an MVP type talent. So. You know, I think it's a pretty strong physician in a fair assessment to say it could it could be anybody. What was referred part playing little league baseball. You know, just a I mean, honestly, if you're not my parents with probably close game snack. You know, as I just I love playing a game with a lot of hanging out with my friends and going after eating the picnic snack, or you know, whatever it was post game. But you know, I think the the memories. The pickle ball. The wall ball just hanging out feel man. I just enjoyed being there and. You know, I think that betting that's still ingrained in me. I enjoy the ballpark every day. Friends always comes up to the number one into that's pretty cool. Snow cones up there to Aaron heads. All the do. They were ten cents an airhead starting take a dollar and go get them. Yeah. For us in Puerto Rico is the impact of the impetus. What do you most enjoy about the Little League World series passionate of kids? You know, they were their heart on their sleeve, and you know, these guys have the same emotions that we have is just for whatever reason we've learned to suppress them, especially the bad ones. But, you know, even the clips of vacations that, you know, through a pitch you up a home. Whether that happens to me, sometimes it happens, all of us sudden, man, you know, you see a bog of five hundred feet. It's like, wow, you know, or the with the sadness or the happiness the sheer enjoyment. You know, all these emotions, I think, that's what's great. We all can relate to that. So well. Favorite player to watch. And major league baseball right now, Mookie Betts. Least favorite header to face all of them. If you could steal one pitchers pitch. What would it be? Goodness. Chris sale slider. If that's what you can call it. What that thing? It's disgusting. If you could still one players toll from the five tool bucket. Arm speed power. What I me. Selfishly? It would be something else. Somebody's like arm. But. I like my arm. So I'm gonna keep that. Let's go with us stands power. Just be fun. You know, inter they comes around. I get the cage week before and just hitting five hundred foot tax Aaron judge's power. Let's see guys it's fun to watch their batting practice. So you know, maybe two or three times a year pitchers. Get it'd be p how cool would be if I got in there. It was just launch and five hundred foot homers Gardner. I'll do that. Yeah. I think they should put a picture in the homerun derby. Although I guess teams pry, which I always nagging case somebody like it's hurt. But how could that be like an alien guy? Like bottomfeeders would if one of us want it, drew. Fun entertaining stamps team. Besides me. Springer. I guess I'm gonna go. I'm gonna go Georgie little. Little more one answer. So far, I beat the b great have them. Dancing in the background. Springer. But Singh royalty singer. I'm going to go without too on this one the ruin answering. So far favorite road city. New York favorite road stadium. Fenway. The shift love it or Bennett. Love it. I mean, do one or the other usually Aiko pitcher say it doesn't really matter. Strike guys out, and I give up pop up. So I I mean on the seventy five percent flying law guy. I really like having four infielders on his side. Although I did have a four outfield defense once last year against Joey Gallo, also that was interesting, and I got so there we go this. This would be right up. Your alley named bet stuff. So far on say what maybe ninety percent of the guys have got it wrong all of them enough of them have been able to get. So here we go v. Feeling independent pitching wool. Bop. Weighted on base average. Jozy are I don't know. I don't know. U Z are. No. Ultimate zone rating. W R C plus way runs. Controlled. Kids created it's created non conference. That's that's that's like a ninety percent. Yes. Not Hitler's UCR's when they get on their defenders like, hey, come up. UCR up soon Krejci block. Toppings on your perfect pizza, Ronin bacon. What's the liberty would play you in a movie? Ben Affleck, if you have one superpower, what would it be to be? What's what's it called me? You can hear what people are thinking the by short telepathic. Yeah. Telepathy, telepathy, telepathy, or. Favorite off date. Hobby off easy. Guilty pleasure golf. Favorite follow on social media? My wife. Yeah. Thank you. Feeds time for some inside heat on baseball tonight. Many bells covers the Cleveland Indians for MLB dot com. And Manny we ask everybody the first time they're on the podcast about the team that they rooted for is a kid and their favorite player. Who was that for you? Goodness. They hope these Indian fans don't it disown me at this point. But I I was the Yankees fan growing up, and I was a fake Derrick jeeter fan. So might not go over as well in Cleveland, but yes, curling up. I was I was in New York fan. So why jeeter? Oh, man. I don't know. My dad was a big ready Jackson fan. And I just saw him up with the the stars team. Whenever I was younger. I was I grew up late nineties early two thousand so it was a thicker jeeter time. And then I became, you know, number two, and and all the sports that I played and just sort of tried to replicate him and everything that I did. So I don't know he just says always the one that said out to me. And I I love the quiet confidence style of players. So that that's that drew me in. You know, I told the story in the podcast in recent years that the first time I I grew up a huge dodger fan and Reggie Jackson tortured the dodgers in the seventy eight seventy seven seventy World Series. And so when I was in New York Times the first time I talked to Reggie Jackson the back of my head. There was his voice saying oh my God. I hated you. When I was a kid. And of course, I wouldn't say that too and it didn't affect it. But I'm curious have you ever had a chance where you talk to you know, Derrick jeeter or a Reggie Jackson, and you're able to relay that to you. Debt? Not reggie. I ended up staying in the same hotels the Yankees whenever I was younger and stayed in the same right beside Derrick jeeter. So I wrote up in the elevator with him. So I was able to talk to them as a fan whenever I was younger. But not not since I switch gears and got into the reporting world, but I wasn't New York last year as an intern. And and so I guess it sorta run into Reggie a few times, but never really got to have too many conversations with them. All right. Well, let's talk about the Indians. I saw you in camp over the weekend. And boy it just jumped out at me when I was there. What should have been obvious ahead of time? It just feels like this is a team looking for its identity because so many veterans have moved on the Josh Tomlin who is regarded as the leader of the the pitching staff in a guide been the organization for thirteen years. He's gone. Andrew Miller is gone. Cody Allen, they're closer is gone. Michael Brantley who someone said to me the other day, he was the heart and soul this team. He's gone. So not only are they trying to find out feel help and trying to determine who's going to wind up taking playing time in the outfield trying to identify bullpen help. But it feels like in general, I it's like a search for leaders. What's your sense of that is they begin begin spring training? I mean, you said it as well as I could've it just there's so much unknown a surrounding Indians right now. And even Terry Francona has been saying all spring monks. That leaders are going to defy themselves. Yes. It's clear that they they've had some veterans who Vaughn and that club houses so young now, and there's so many different faces. So as everyone starting to get prepared for the season. It's also like this time for them to concerts. You get to know each other because it seems like half the room is completely new. But but Franklin doesn't seem worried about that. He said he doesn't talk to different guys about about leadership opportunities. He says he knows the guys that will end up stepping up in. And and all these guys are going to start looking to like, Jose Ramirez, franscisco endure when door was close with Brantley everyone has said that that he they could see him stepping up and filling those shoes where he becomes heart and soul of the clubhouse as well. So there's just so much unknown. And I think that's where a lot of Indian sand starts to get a little bit worried heading into the season. Just because. 'cause there's so many people that they aren't familiar with yet. And that won't be able to get fixed until the season starts getting underway. And people start seeing what they actually have this year. A question I posed to a couple of players when I was there whose team is this, and I thought about it after I asked the question, I thought well, of course, in in you Drew's name into it Terry Francona, it seems like this'll be, you know, the time where his leadership will manifest even more. Yeah. And then I'm even Christina tonight. Either president like Karen off their their general manager. They kept saying we don't worry about this and how much turnover there is. Because there's no better manager in baseball to handle a situation. Like this Terry Francona has way about him to just bring everybody together. Get everyone to just have a chemistry and a team on like, no other. So when we kept asking them all off season about if there was any worry about how much turnover there was. And how many veteran guys they were losing? They kept saying it's hard to worry about that. When you have this guy leading team. So. They've they've seen so confident off season with what with Francona can do this year. I said to one staffer the other day when it was in India, it's campus that you guys at dinner ought to have this fun game where you right on an envelope. Who's gonna take the twenty one hundred plate appearances among the outfielders because it feels like a giant mystery. Wha what are some of the solutions? You've seen emerging out there. Oh, it's still big mystery at this point loudest Martine has centerfield lockdown that it's the only guarantee and the outfield right now to me at this point. It seems like Tyler Nick Lynn will end up being the right fielder. Obviously, it's still early. Franklin doesn't want to say anything at this point because until it gets closer to opening day. He doesn't want to nail down or evaluate any of his players that nobody gets discouraged or or hear different things. I think Tyler naked will be right field and left field because Hanley Ramirez is here. I think a lot of this is surrounding around him. If he's able to show enough during the spring to lock down the D H spot for opening day that allows Carlos Santana to bump to first and then that could put Jake Bowers unless field they seem to really like his bat. And so I think they're going to try to keep him in the lineup. So he could either go out to left field. But Greg Allen is having an upstanding spring, so far so it's gonna come down to Jake Bowers or Greg Alan, I think for that left fields. And that's that's still to be determined. And they seem very encouraged by the progress that Bradley Zimmer's making as he comes back from shoulder surgery. Yes, we just talked to him yesterday, and he seems encouraged himself. He said it's been really nice the seconds that he got his swing off. He's been working as hard as again to get back as soon as he can. And he seems to be way ahead of schedule. He's flying through rehab process right now. He's scheduled the throat a basis from the outfield on Wednesday that was sort of what he wanted to take slower. He's been hitting for a while now, but he just wanted to take his time easing himself into throwing and that seems to be going. Well, so whenever Francona was asked earlier this week. I'm getting into games before spring training in which you know, in December that that wasn't even thought during this this whole process, and he said, I don't know he's getting closer and closer says Emory said himself, I'm really excited to get to some games. Real soon. Last one for you, the rotation is obviously going to be incredibly strong despite all the conversations they had with other teams about Corey kluber, maybe about Trevor Bauer the essentially kept that group intact. But the bullpen is going to be a mystery with Andrew having left Cody having left who were a couple of late relievers who jumped out at you, the spring, well Brad hand, they've at least named as their closer. So he's going to be able to settle in and take that sought this year after you know, bouncing back and forth with Alan last year. So he's able to settle in. And that is the warfare seat with the bullpen other than that all over Peres is probably going to be one of the top lock, Dan Otero who is going to be on this. I really like the non roster invitees that they have on minor league deals outs. Wilson. Tyler clippers. I thought those were great pickups for them. Let me off season just as spring creating was getting underway clipper west the game earlier this week with some pictorial tightness. So they're watching him a little bit which could be a big blow for them if they end up losing him, but Francona was super optimistic whenever clippers came into the clubhouse. I think it was yesterday morning saying that he felt a lot better. So they're going to keep an eye on him. But I think he could be a big piece of the school ten and John Edwards is somebody who's on the bubble right now. And he's been he looks so sharp and he's looks antastic so far this spring. So and Franklin has always liked him. So he would say I don't want to put any projections out there. I don't wanna say what I think. But I'm just going to say I'm going to be very surprised if he doesn't do really well this year. So I think that's that's someone else to really keep an eye on. Right. Mandy will appreciate your time. Thanks for doing this. Yeah. Thanks so much. Bleacher tweets the rest of the Bleacher tweets BUSTER begin with this one from Mickey the Tettleton at the com. No Mickey says how much of a bonus effect. Do you think busting? Curses will have on hall of fame voting for borderline guys on the Red Sox and cubs teams that broke those curses earlier this century when the time comes for them to become eligible for the hall of fame. Yeah. Mickey oh, I was thinking about that. And I thought about some of the candidates I I don't know who wouldn't would necessarily affect other than John Lester like, I think John Lester, maybe when you look at the projected his career, he's going to be right on that borderline. Maybe he would be affected, but a guy like THEO Epstein, he's in right? David ortiz. I think is candidates. I think he's going to get in although his candidacy hinges on other stuff. Same thing with Manny Ramirez. I don't think that's gonna affect him baby Anthony Rizzo. Now, I was gonna say those on I was gonna say risen. I mean, we're we're seeing some of the oh four Red Sox become eligible. And it certainly hasn't helped purchasing, you know. And I tell you what you're right. It hasn't helped Curt Schilling and on the other hand Dave Roberts will tell you that he does not go a day without someone stopping them and saying, hey, that's stolen base over that was awesome back in two thousand four, you know, you do wonder like if Dave Roberts is career trajectory after after he finished playing would be different enough of that stolen base. No question about it. Little Jaiqi is next at the Jake Spooner says, hey BUSTER, who do you think has the best shot at six hundred fifty career home runs? Mike trout, Bryce Harper. One Soto or somebody else Jake says he thinks all three have shot in. Baseball's post steroid golden age with hard throwers big bats in defense. Relying a lot on metrics. Yeah. Just to be clear. This little Jake. He's not my little J now. Okay. True. Among those three names. I'll tell you this. I think it was Brian snicker when we did a rapid fire with him to Braves manager and asked about you know, what player do you like to watch. And he's talked about one Soto and he talked about his powered all fields. But he's too young. He hasn't gone far enough along where I'm going to go. Yeah. That guy's gonna hit that kind of home runs. I think Mike trout's going to get two hundred and forty. He's twenty seven years old turns twenty eight August. And I think the type of offensive player he is type of command he has of the strike zone. I think he's got a real shot at six fifty Reggie deal is next with an interesting one. He's at baseball nerd zero seven says busters part of the problem with labor relations in baseball. The harsh fact that very few members of management, and almost nobody left in the union is still there who can articulate the destruction that was created by the strike in ninety four and the talk of strike again in two. Yeah. Reggie I don't think there's a problem with that on management side is rob Manfred was right in the middle of it. And it's why thereafter, he really worked like crazy to get. Labor peace. And I think he would prefer that. I do think on the players side. There are some problems because they don't have that sort of experience. In fact, I had a really interesting conversation. The last week of the player who talked about that about the need for education. Among the players the need for them to understand the history. And I had one player another player telling me that he felt like that there were strides being made this year that he actually thought Tony clarkin his presentation to the players the spring was much more informative than he's been in the past and terms of laying out the facts, that's a good sign. Couple more Matt van pelt at Matt man pelt says BUSTER which team that's quote going for it. This season is most likely to become a seller come June, July his candidates are the Mets Indians cubs or somebody else. I'm going to say the Cincinnati Reds look within their context. They loaded up. You know, adding guys like Alex would yes. Yup. We Matt camp. And I think the fact that they're in such difficult division and have so much ground to make up because they're. Win total last year was in the sixties. I could see them in mid season saying, hey, we have all these guys in short term deals, and we're going to move them. Finally, Kevin underscore Clark at Tyco baseball. Hey BUSTER in the spirit of these rapid fires. What's your favorite Rhode city? And what's your favorite pizza topping and between you and Josh who's the best singer who's the best dancer? I love going to Baltimore on bias because at work there. You know, love running in the city love going to Camden Yards. Favored topping definitely extra cheese and insures the best singer and dancer. I'm going to see the dancer part. Forget it like I have no shot at then. And I I've heard Josh homme attune, I think once or twice. Lisin dead or alive on the podcast. Yeah. Exactly. Okay. So I'm the best singer. We had Tim on earlier. I think he's the best dancer everyone's seen that video. He can. That's true. Yeah. There we go. Absolutely. Absolutely good tweets today. Keep them coming. Use the hashtag a bleach or tweets. That's it for today. My thanks Justin Burland to ward. Oh Perez in bandy bell, Tim cartoon and Josh macrey. Who produced his podcast every day. Have a great day everybody. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast if you'll playing fantasy baseball don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN dot com slash pod center. Baseball ten night the podcast.

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The Bettors Box MLB Betting Podcast July 30, 2020

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The Bettors Box MLB Betting Podcast July 30, 2020

"Let's get everybody thinking for joining me in the better boxes Magnum Book Dot. com. And it'll be betting podcast for Thursday July thirtieth I'm your host at Burke this and every edition of the better box presented by our friends over at. sportsbook BTV and the number two hundred is that Promo Code One hundred percent deposit match bonus for the Sports Book One Hundred Percent Deposit Match Bonus for the live casino at Bet. It's only a game until you bet it really picks and tips article goes up everyday at Bangor. Book Dotcom off to a nice start with the picks in that article got a lot of positive feedback about the information that I use the information that I share in that article as well. It is a much different way of handicapping baseball. Then you're probably going to find anywhere else. So even if you don't want to back the picks or all the picks or fade the picks, just go over there, check out that information see if it resonates with you and You're like I said, it's a very different way of handicapping in particular the starting pitchers some very good information that I share in that deal article and I very much encourage you to check that out wrote up some stuff yesterday afternoon on the NHL qualifying round series. Some quick preview thoughts my thoughts who I think will win those those start here on. Saturday. So the NBA gets underway tonight. Happy NBA Day by the way than the NHL gets underway on Saturday Major League baseball outside of this whole fiasco with the marlins seems to be going off pretty well at this point in time. So hopefully, the league's have put enough safeguards, protocols and precautions in place for us to be able to. Have some meaningful pro sports action here over the next several weeks as things do get very very busy for us over at Bangor Book, Dot Com and even though NBA NHL MLB are getting ready era are going or are getting ready to go here we're still covering. You SEE NASCAR US golf all sorts of stuff we've got tons of things going on over at Bangor, dot com I guess they could really short intro and just say go to the website and check out everything that we have to offer including sportsbook book reviews betting tools. We got some static content that tells you how to bet things to look for when betting all that play stuff going on over at the website as always. Aren't so we'll start with a look beyond the box score. Give me some early stats recap some series of just finished up. Then I'll go down the lines. He'd be some thoughts on some live moves that we saw here earn in the early part of the week I'll gave you pick for Thursday night and I'll preview four series coming up here for the weekend with some things that I'm kind of looking for a little bit here and I do think that series betting is a good opportunity for you. I saw some like the twins minus one forty or minus one thirty against the Indians with four game series. Series betting is something I think you can't take advantage of and I do try to give you some of those thoughts as I preview upcoming Games here on the show, but we'll start with a tweet from Mike Petrello who is with MLB advance media in the stat cast department, and this was a perfect tweet last night to sober up the reasons why I look. So heavily at these contact metrics, he put one of his researchers on this job to find out what the percentage is. Four MLB teams dating back to two thousand, fifteen win stat cast was officially launched looking at exit velocity hard hit percentage and barrel percentage. So we're looking at here as we're looking at teams that make a lot of quality contact and the impact that it has. So I guess it's actually higher exit velocity more hard hit balls and more barrel rates. So it's not actually percentages. It's just the number of those types of things here but the teams with the Higher Exit Philosophy in a game have a winning percentage of six four at sixty point four percent of the time they win the game just by virtue of making higher exit velocity contact. Now, if you have more hard hit balls and hard hit balls or defined this ninety five plus mph batted balls, the team that has more hard hit. Balls has a seven fifteen win percentage. So seventy one point, five percent of the time they're winning those games finally, the team with bore barrels in a game. Now barreled balls are based on exit velocity and launch angle there batted balls that have an expected batting average of five hundred or higher, and at least a one point five, zero, zero slugging percentage. So these are going to be absolute rocket shot singles or more often than not they're going to be doubles triples and home runs. We talk about barrel balls we're talking about really really high quality contact the teams that have more barrels in a game have one, seventy, seven point, four percent of the time. So again, what we're looking at here is that hard contact is a good thing when you hit it and it's a bad thing when you give it up. So I take a lot of time to look at these contact metrics and try to figure that out in the course of given game, which team is going to make more hard contact which team is going to have more success on those balls in play or is it least expected to have more success on those balls in play? The. More hard contact. The better off eighteen offensive chances are going to be and when you talk about hard hit balls ninety five plus mph batted balls last year betted balls of ninety five plus miles per hour. Forty batting average and a one point one, two, four slugging percentage. So again, this is a big part of the handicapping equation for me. It is something that I feel like does give me an edge out there in the betting markets and we see that there is a correlation between contact quality and win percentage. So that is something I factor. Into my handicapping and something that hopefully as we continue to go forward here will benefit US quite a bit. Now as we look at. League performance to this point, the league batting average is just to twenty, nine, three, twelve on base three, ninety, four slugging percentage a three, ten wool here through about a week's worth of games a twenty four percent strikeout rate nine point four percent walk right now when I look at these numbers on Monday, it was a two thirty one average, a three fourteen on base and a three, ninety, two slugging percentage twenty, two, point nine, percent strikeout rate walk rate was the same. So far here since Monday, we've seen more strikeouts the walk rates the same, but the contact quality is still not there and. One of the things I wanted to try and figure out here for today's show is, is it the baseball? Do we have a different baseball here this season or is it the hitters? So what I did was I compared July twenty third to twenty nine, th of Twenty, nineteen to July twenty? Ninth of twenty. Twenty. So, far the average velocity for the sick for the seven days this season July, twenty, three to twenty, nine, hundred, Eighty, seven point five miles per hour last year in that same sample size. Eight point six miles per hour the average fly ball distance at twenty twenty, one, hundred, sixty, eight feet the average fly ball distance at twenty nineteen one, hundred, seventy, seven feet the average launch angle for this season so far thirteen point six degrees the average launch angle in two thousand nineteen thirteen point, nine degrees. So we do have some modest differences here especially in the exit flossy department a full mile per hour plus lower this season then for the same timeframe last season now. This is not a perfect comparison by any means the middle of last year everybody was in midseason form. The haters were in midseason form. The pitchers were in midseason form as well. So hitters right now don't have the same level of timing. We kind of see that with the strikeout rate increase year. Twenty four percent would be the highest strikeout percentage in and they'll be history are the pitchers ahead of the hitters is the ball different. It's hard to fully know what I do know, and of course, we did lose some games to corona virus nine hundred and thirteen runs record from July twenty third to twenty nine, th last year seven, hundred and fifty five here this year. Yeah. We did lose a handful of games well, three game four, what four games I think to corona virus here but it is hard to compare the starts of the season. Because you have different weather conditions so I can't go back to March of last year and compare that to the start of this season because the weather conditions are different, it's much warmer. The ball travels a lot better in warmer more humid air. So I can't really compare that to March. Couple of things I can look at. The first is that hitters are swinging a lot less often right now in that sample size July twenty third to twenty nine, th of Twenty nineteen hitters were three forty, seven point one percent of the time in this current sample size hitters swinging forty five point four percent of the time we talk about the sample sizes that we're dealing with here, a percent or a percent. And a half is a big difference. So hitters are still working on feeling comfortable. They're still working pitch recognition. The walk rate is, of course up this year. So pitchers still trying to work on their control in their command stuff like that. It's very hard to compare last July to this July again, because everybody's just kind of starting out here however, what I would say is this. I. Do think that there is at least some level of change with the baseball and I do think that it will hurt hitters as we go forward here. Now again, we're talking about a lack of contact quality early on and maybe these things do kind of even out as we go forward here but exit velocity is down over a full mile per hour and what the thought was was. The core of the baseball was a little bit more compacted, and that's why the ball did have some more Kerry did have some more juice to it? There were also some differences with the seems with the baseball that would that would impact flight of the baseball movement of pitches, all those types of things. So I do think a little bit here early on the ball does look a little bit different. But. I think it's too early to make a full-fledged determination just because of the spots these hitters and pitchers are in right now at this point in time. But yeah, what we do know is that scoring is down slugging percentage is down and we've seen a lot of I five unders coming through a lot of people have been backing that trend out there on social media where everybody's a daily winner but. A lot of people have been playing some of that I five hundred. We'll see what happens as go forward here as the pitchers get more reps as the hitters get more, reps will see if some of those things change and I will try to follow that here on the better box as much as I can as we go forward. Something I thought was kind of interesting I saw Chris leak tweet about this sportsbook and leary Dave Sheriff Pan from CG technology kind of getting involved in the discussion talking about the extra innings approach and bunting and. This really doesn't have too much impact from a betting standpoint, but it is something I want to talk about here on today's show. No it could have an impact in terms of run line wagering in totals as well depending on how some of these teams decide to play this but in twenty nineteen based on actual outcomes with a runner on second base and nobody out. Team scored with starting with that scenario forty point four, eight percent of the time. Now with a runner on third base and one out teams scored sixty five percent of the time at least one. In that situation. Now. Here's the thing. Right. So obviously you go from forty point four, eight percent with a runner on second nobody out to sixty five percent with a runner on third and one out. So it does increase your chances of scoring at least one run that is something that a bunt or reproductive or whatever you WanNa call it can do. Now when you look run expectancy with a runner on second and nobody out the average run expectancy based on those outcomes last year one point one, five runs in that situation. Now, with a runner on third and one out point nine five runs is the expectation in that particular scenario. So you increase your chances of scoring one run, but you decrease your chance of scoring multiple runs. Now with a runner on third and two outs you score twenty, five point, two percent of the time. So if that guy with one out, doesn't get the job done and you've already given up and out to bump the guy over well now with two outs and a runner on third, your chances are not particularly good three to four times you're gonNA fail to drive that run in. So for me personally I strongly dislike giving up outs. I don't WANNA play for one run when one run might not be good enough and you know in this environment right now you know maybe one run is good enough because guys aren't hitting for as much power strikeouts are more prevalent than usual and obviously it's dependent on WHO's at the plate you if you've got a guy that's probably not going to drive a ball somewhere maybe you've bought with that guy or if you've got a difficult pitching matchup, something like that, maybe you've bought with that guy for me I don't like giving up outs their first of all. When people talk about sacrifice bunting tae just sit there and expected to work one hundred percent of the time. That's not always the case you may fall off two months and then strike out because you're down to. You may get that bunk down but your guy thrown out at third seconds are not one hundred percent and people treat them like they are and it pisses me off. The only thing sacrificed really achieves is giving up out a very high percentage of the time. A guy may try to bunt twice fail and then get a hit with two strikes. But those are pretty rare situations to me. I don't think it's worth it to give up an. or Put yourself in a very negative count by trying to get a bunt down and again, you couldn't get that guy thrown out at third and the rule right now. In Major League, baseball with this runner on second is that the guy who made the last out in the ninth inning winds up being your your runner at second. So teams and the Indians had to do this. It was Roberto Perez. They had to take Perez out of the game. And if you don't score and if you continue going extra innings, you know, are you going to take a really good hitter? To run them at second base that's a tough decision that you have to make. So there is no one hundred percent foolproof answer to how to handle this extra innings situation. Look if you're in the bottom half of the inning and you only need one run that's different in the top half of the inning, you want one run. So you can put the pressure on the other team play from in front that type of thing but wrote one run may not be enough. You may want to play for multiple runs. So there is some strategy involved here A. Little Bit I. Don't like the idea that you can score a run without a hit I. think it should be a runner on first and then you get to decide do I want to bust him into scoring position do I want to try to steal a base especially with a pinch runner that should be pretty fast you know I think there's more strategy involved putting a runner on first also, you could hit a double play and there's the end of your rally right there. So. To me that would be the approach I would go with is run around I. going forward with this rule. But as for as budgeting goes I, don't love the idea on West, your team batting in the bottom half and you've got a bad match up and you only need one to win then i. think it makes sense. I. Don't think I would want a whole lot as a visiting team and we'll see how this plays out. We'll see how the managers opt to deal with this situation but for me I'm not excited to give out so. Sort of my take on the whole situation, and of course, we'll see how this plays out not just many win loss standpoint based on the strategy, but from a betting standpoint as well. Hint for a series I wanNA touch on here. That just wrapped up or are wrapping up today. How about the Colorado rockies taking to from the Oakland A.'s the rockies off to a strong foreign one start and not only that. But on the road. You know you would think and maybe this is something I should have thought about a little bit more going into this format. The rockies have an advantage at home because they're used to those conditions and with summer camp and all those types of things the rockies were playing at home they were getting accustomed to those conditions home with how the ball travels how the ball spins hitters getting a little bit of a leg up their control in their command. Then they go out on the road where maybe I thought the negative chorus field effect could into play and it didn't and they wind up going four and one on this road trip here the as they lost the fall to three, three and. For the rockies here I mean, this is exactly what you want. You know because now all the sudden you've given yourself a little bit of margin for error by going four and one in first five games. And to do so on the road especially when David Doll. Air Auto. And Charlie Blackmon. Off The slow starts that is huge great road starts for her mind. Marquez that's not necessarily a big surprise has been very good on the road throughout his career. Seven innings pitched one run from the rockies bullpen here in this series and I love the rockies bullpen, but they're figuring this out as they go. Colorado. Very impressive here to start the season the as again there three in three, and there were three and one in that series against the angels but they only had thirteen hits in this series off of rockies pitching it only two of them for extra bases then it's not going to get it done especially in this condensed format, the age needed to get those bats going maybe it helps to get away from home and get away from Oakland Coliseum but only have two extra base hits against the Rockies pitchers in this little two game series not a great look for Oakland as far as I'm concerned. The angels and the Mariners they play the finale of that series here today but they split the first two games. The Angels Got Anthony reknowned back for the start of this series. They've scored seventeen runs into games with him in the lineup. Now, of course, the caveat here it did come off of Seattle pitching and Seattle does not have a great pitching staff don't only has one hit. It was a two run homer, but he's also. Drawn four walks and this is something for the angels where they're pitching looks pretty decent. Angelini turned in a pretty decent five innings I do in Bundy. Look great in his first start will he looks today griffin canning was fantastic gauges need some offense and if they get it, this is a team. I. Can make a playoff push now. Obviously, we'll see how long trout's out there with his pregnant wife and all that kind of thing but. This team they looked apart here early on. is a big piece in the middle of the order. Even if he's not hitting, he's going into deep counties walking a lot. Those are things that prolong innings make it tougher on pitchers. Angels this is an encouraging start for them here so far again, playing a bad mariners team, but an encouraging start be again games getting good starts. Now, getting some offense with ringtone back I like the way that they look here thus far. But a lot of bullpen issues for both teams I in the first two games of that series and. Again, I talked about this a lot. It was a key point that I had coming into this abbreviated season I expected starting pitcher outings to be shorter and they have been so far bullpens very, very important in this whole process. That is one worry for the angels one worry for several teams out there but. Both bullpens Kinda struggling a little bit and you wonder will pitchers start to work deeper two games as they get stretched out or will teams kind of adopt this trend in the shortened season trying to protect that third time through and all those kinds of things that is something that we definitely want to follow here as we go forward. Finally the Indians two out of three from the white sox and. Look based on the starting pitching teens got they should be six and all they lost in the gimmicky extra innings format to the royals. Then yesterday I don't know what the Hell Terry Francona was thinking going to Brad hand with a bunch of writings coming up buddy did a hand gives up the three runs Four runs I should say they wind up losing the game for nothing. But you starting pitching was great and that's a primary takeaway here from this series Indians. Early, banning to thirty one is a team three, twenty, four on base three, forty, four, slugging another slow offense start for this team, and usually they start slow usually kind of blame it on the weather in Cleveland and in cold weather cities in March and April you can't do that here they've faced to below average pitching staffs and they have not performed. Well, that is a big concern for the Indians as we go forward a concern for the white sox here they are second, baseball. In, writing versus right he played appearances now to this point they've done pretty well in them although they did not fare well against the Indians with errands devante Adam PUTCO and Zach, please sack they carved up the white socks the white sox performed well, last week in writing versus righty splits did not this week right? Handed pitchers with stuff will beat Chicago they will carve. That team up more often than not. So this is a big betting angle four, Chicago if they face lefties or below average righties, they'll be good if they face righties with any kind of stuff any above average right hander they will struggle and they did that against the Indians here in this series and as they face the Indians going forward, that will be something to watch. Unions. Would some big bullpen worries brand hand does not look good nick witrh Greenwich. Not, a guy. Trust. In the eighth inning role. James Karen Check Cam Hill those guys that are probably going to be pitching in high leverage sooner rather than later hill the save the other day in the double header against the white sox. This is going to be a tough thing for Francona. He's very loyal to his veterans loyal to a fault loves guys that are kind of fringy types of dudes because he was a fringy dude his dad was a much better baseball player than he was. Terri has an affinity for guys that stick with it even though they don't have the most talent or the greatest skill sets. So we got to see if he's willing to make these philosophical changes in high leverage spots for the bullpen to this point, we haven't seen it. We'll see if we see going here so far but I was impressed with Rick Renteria in the double header got rotan out of their early. Got Dylan seaside of their early, he's trying to be aggressive with his usage with his decision making and I do appreciate that and the Indians that may hurt them in the long run because Rocco Ball Deli very aggressive with his decision making as well. Seemingly rent they're going to do the same I want managers that are going to be aggressive with their decisions Francona here to this point really hasn't been. The highest batting averages on balls in play to this point Seattle at three, thirty, one Boston and the mets three twenty nine Atlanta three eighteen white socks three Oh nine, the lowest the pirates at two Oh nine Texas to sixteen reds to eight tigers thirty four phillies to thirty seven. Of course, they haven't played the last couple of days. So the royals to forty eight would be in that bottom five ranch contact quality matters but. Bab is subject to wild variance, which is something I wanted to point out here with a team like the mariners they're not a good offensive team right now they're surviving on a lot of balls in play finding holes that will not continue. So if you look at Bab around the league, you will find some spots where some offenses will be overvalued and some will be undervalued in this small sample size just based on batted ball. Luck. So that's why I bring that up here on today's show that I would expect the rangers offense to be better, and of course, they had a leading breakout yesterday to help us with a winner and that one I would expect the reds offense to be better. I would expect even the pirates and the Tigers offenses to be better because no team is going to be that far off from the range the worst team in. Babbitt probably going to be in the to sixty range when all is said and done, maybe two fifty in the short season. So these these substantial outliers particularly on the low end, we'll see regression to the mean for them. So teams like the pirates and the Rangers in the reds and the Tigers and the royals I would expect better offensive fortunes to a degree as we go forward here as they regress positively to the mean. We get into the down the line segment here recapping the Lai moves that we saw dating back to Monday. Monday. We saw one against Anabol-. Sanchez and the nationals I believe that was Trent Thornton in that game for the Blue Jays. Sanchez is a guy low era higher fifth higher exit. The market will bet against him now in two, thousand, eighteen and twenty nineteen, his contact management numbers were pretty good. There was a jump from eighteen to nineteen that does merit watching that I am going to keep an eye on here in his outings for the national. So Sanchez ultimately be a fade guy, but one thing the market. Doesn't realize that. Annabel. Sanchez limits hard contact against if that changes I'm on the fade train as well I will dig a lot more into his contact metrics from that Monday start in his next outing. But that's one of the big things here about the market is that they will blindly fade those low era higher fifth higher exit guys not paying any attention to the contact metric. So we may have an edge with some of those guys here in the betting market maybe Sanchez is one of them maybe not but he is one of those guys that fits that obvious line movement with the low era and a higher fifth. We saw somebody on the mets and Michael Walker on Monday Boston with an opener and Joss sick and then Zach Godly was the bulk guy. The market doesn't love walk necessarily but that was an easy spot fade Boston and Godly. So that's what happened there in that one. On Monday and Tuesday, we saw very heavy fades of the Pittsburgh Pirates One with Adrian, Hauser on one with. Josh Lindblom. Now. Hauser's got great stuff better in a relief role than a starting role Lindblom coming over from the K B O. But what this suggests to me is that the pirates have been isolated as maybe the worst team in baseball I don't think there are a lot of people that necessarily love the Milwaukee brewers I don't think there are a lot of people that love. Or Lynn Bomb I. Think it was just an opportunity to play against the pirates. Numbers so keep an eye out for this. I've also seen this happen a little bit here with the Seattle. Mariners. So that's something you want to keep an eye on is that some of these teams will get faded regularly until short feel like the market has adjusted and to this point with the pirates we haven't really seen that buyback we've seen one. Line Movement and I've talked about this a lot already that. In Baseball we see a lot of scalping. middling we'll see a line move one way come back and then wind up closing somewhere in the realm of the opening number. We haven't seen the buyback on the pirates and when you don't see the buyback, that's when you really WanNa take notice again, there's a lot of manipulation of the major league baseball betting market with scalping and middling and setups trying to move games and stuff like that. When you don't see the buyback, that's what it says a lot to me and we have not seen the buyback for the pirates here this week. So the pirates are clearly isolated to me as being one of if not the worst teams in baseball according to the betting market. So for right now, oddsmakers haven't. The pirates low enough when they do you either won't see a line move or you'll see the pirates maybe take out a little bit of money. So keep an eye out for that even though Pittsburgh is really really bad. You're not gonNA WANNA bet on them a whole lot. You may be able to play them at the peak of the market and get some decent values on them. If we don't start to see that buyback come in just because again. The market is a living organism. It's a very fluid and liquid type of thing where everybody is adjusting at the same time and if the pirates adjustments. Made, will keep seeing that runaway train one sided money. If adjustments do get made, that money will stop pouring in against the pirates. Maybe at that point, that's when we start to see some value on the buck ohs we saw a lot of money on homer Bailey the Minnesota twins and here's the thing this game against the cardinals and Carlos Martinez. We also saw some money on Wednesday. On the twins as well I talked about this a lot coming to the season that you're the twins weren't getting there. Do they weren't getting the attention that they deserved a lot of people talk about the Indians, and of course, their starting pitching been great to this point a lot of people talking about the white sox in the world series exposure and the young lineup and this and that. The twins became an afterthought. And I think based on all of that conjecture and some of the futures betting action that we saw I think the oddsmakers maybe undervalued the twins coming into the season and we've seen the twins take a lot of money here and be successful in the process. So the twins and we'll see what they do here gets the Indians taking on four very good starting pitchers but the. Twins to me look undervalued in the market and they've even taken money again today here on Thursday for their match against Shane Bieber with Jose burritos autumn out. So the twins have been isolated as a play on team by the market and I think a big part of that is because they weren't getting talked about enough in the lead up to the season and the oddsmakers didn't really. For where they should be pricing that team. On Wednesday. We saw some arezzo money come in. That was Madison. Bumgarner. In that one. A lot of that was because the twins the Rangers excuse me release their lineup and they were missing some guys they set some left. He's against Bumgarner who pitched well the bullpen kind of blew it for him. But Arizona did take money in that when an Arizona's taking a little bit of money here of land the market kind of likes the diamondbacks even though they've underachieved to this point in time. Lucas G Lido took money against the Indians g Alito was very good against him in two thousand and nineteen very good against them in twenty twenty. I went on a mini rant in my picks tips article about how pitcher versus team metrics don't really matter. They seemingly mattered according to the market there in that one but that was more about fading Zach Police AC who was a low era higher higher extra guy last year then went out there and struck out eleven over eight innings was absolutely dominant. I don't think money comes in against that police sack anymore. So that's one. We're pleased was a fade guy with that era fifth and extra thing. Now at this point in time, I don't think he's going to be based on how good the stuff looked in that first start. Also on Wednesday we somebody come in on the dodgers and Dustin May. Christian Hobby Air and the Astros and how you hear was brilliant in that start for Houston maybe they've got something here if he throws enough strikes but to the dodgers eventually prevailed in thirteen innings, we saw a little bit of a fade of Mike Saroka again, a low era higher fifth higher exit guy. These things are always going to happen pay attention for them. Richhill took some early money for the twins. The market loves Dick Mountain they love rich illman. Anytime he's out there he's effective. He's just not out there enough but again, I think this was part and parcel with the fact that the twins didn't get talked about enough coming into the season and their prices have been a little bit low as a result. We somebody committed I'm Chris Paddock and the padres against the giants. I don't know if this was a Johnny Cueto Fade I don't know if this was Chris Paddock by and Chris Panic took a lot of money last year in his starts the padres pen was not good. They blew the game but there was a lot of padres money that came in there probably against Cueto but also I think the giants have been isolated as one of those bad teams here as well. But only some pretty heavy Andrew. Heaney. Money came in against Justin done and the mariners mariners getting to the angels bullpen for the upset win in that one. But the market also seems to have isolated Seattle as a pretty bad team as well. Thursday some early you darvish money against the reds and Jose Luis Castillo. took a ton of money last year. and. When you get into these scenarios where these pitchers get steamed, a lot are being faded. You want to pay attention to those castio took a ton of money in his first start against the Tigers took a ton of money last your overall. Now, we see Darvish taking the money here today I don't know if the cubs win but that does suggest to me that somebody out there really likes the cubs today to be confident enough to go against Luis Castillo in that one. Seeing hundred review money for the second time this season for his start against Eric Fatty and the nationals I think this is the correct side. I would fade Eric Petty as well. I am fading Eric Fatty playing the over over nine in this game but re you taking the money their second straight start in which he's taking money for the Blue Jays. Royals have taken some pretty ample money here today as well. Brady singer in his second career start going gets Yvonne Nova and the Detroit Tigers and I did take singer that's in my article over Bengal Book Dot Com for today, singer was very impressive against the Indians and avant novas really never all that impressive what a hard contact allowed from Nova Kansas City will fit that formula that might patrol tweeted about more barrels hit balls they. Win More Games I. That is the case for the royals and quite frankly I kind of liked the royals lineup a little bit I like to top. It'll be even better one hundred dosier back from covid I, like the royals light up a little bit pitch but I like the royals line up a little bit and I think that they can have success against these below average pitchers like Nova. So that's my play here for Thursday. As I mentioned BEREA and the twins taking money bieber and the Indians she bieber did a lot of hard contact last year and the twins big about heart of contact is anybody. So I get this line move I understand it I don't love Berea maybe the over is more of the play for me. But I do understand why money is coming in against Shane beaver here finally, the Yankees taking a lot of money against John Means and the orioles, the orioles getting faded with regularity that's J. Half going for the Yankees today I. Think the Yankees will take money against lefty i. just think that that's going to be the MO betting market here throughout the season that when the Yankees face a lefty, they are going to take money in that scenario. Aren't. So for the weekend ahead, what am I looking for here? Well, we start with indians-twins Bieber Burritos in the first one clemenger and to be determined on Friday, Caress Co and my Ada on Saturday civil a and Bailey on Sunday. Let's see how the Indians Fair against a far better off than they've seen so far I know everybody wants to get down on their knees open wide for the white sox offense look. The white sox will hit for a lot of power and they will hit for a lot of exit philosophy and they will be a good offense. But like I mentioned earlier, if you are a right handed pitcher with stuff with strike up. Survey potential. Excuse me. You're above average righty you can shut down the white sox the twins hit everybody they make a ton of hard contact. They don't strike out a lot. They walk a fair amount. They don't get buried in counts. They're much more aggressive offense because they know they can make a lot of quality contact. The twins may have more success here against the Indians rotation. Then the other teams combined quite frankly. So we'll see how that plays out, but that is something watching very closely here I probably preferred Minnesota both a little bit. I prefer Ball Deli over Francona. Twins in this series, Indians are not hitting it all yet I don't know if they will here in this series but not getting great pitching by any means, Burrito says, okay, my eight is fine. They haven't seen a whole lot of him. Bailey's not great Indians better hit because I. think the twins are going to hit a little bit here. So that's a really interesting serious to follow for a variety of different reasons the dodgers in the diamondbacks Ross stripling Robbie Ray in the first one to be determined and gallant on Friday? Julio. And Luke Weaver on Saturday Walker Bueller, Merrill Kelly on Sunday. The dodgers are off to the start that they needed the diamondbacks or not. This is a big series. Four Arizona I, don't think the series says much about the dodgers one way or another, but Arizona needs better from Robbie. Ray they need more from Zach, gallon they need Luke Weaver to look. Good, I don't like their chances with dealer and Kelly on Sunday. The diamondbacks need to show something here in this series because they are off to a great start here so far individual players have been okay. On the whole not enough guys have been good. The bullpen is below average. The diamondbacks need a big series year will see if they get it. Padres in the Rockies as the rockies are at home now at chorus field, and of course, the padres you'll at home in summer camp at sea level. Now they go to elevations. How does that hurt them? How does that hurt their pitchers big questions for any road team that goes into Colorado here for this short season Garrett Richards grey Friday joy Lucchessi Kyle freeland Saturday Zak ABC Antonio sends a Tele on Sunday. The padres are taking. It improved lineup two cores field. They should on paper have the bullpen advantage but Colorado's bullpens been very good. I do think they're pitching staff is over achieving. To excuse me to this point, we'll see how they look here back at home but. I don't know if I'm GONNA have much interest in this series I think these games that corus field are going to be tough handicaps because you'll get you didn't get the regular lead up to the season most of the NFL teams, all the teams out in Arizona they're used to pitching in bad conditions with that. Now, all the sudden you go from throwing all of your work at Petco Park to go into chorus field. So. That's a little bit of a weird scenario I think really for both teams. So I don't know if I'll have any positions in this series, I'll see what Lucchessi freeland look like on Saturday but other than that. Are they going to have too much interest in that series finally, the Red Sox and Yankees Sunday's game is the ESPN game. The Red Sox will send Ryan Weber Against Mike Montgomery are Jordan Montgomery excuse me Zach Godly and Master Hero Tanaka Matte Hall and James Paxton. The Red Sox could give up a ton of runs here and. You know I've talked about this. Already I don't know how invested the Red Sox are I don't know how much they care about this sixty game sprint with everything that's gone on over the last few months they will show up against the Yankees though and I think maybe overs are the flavor in these head to head games. But, I do wonder if the red sox are going buried early something like that. Maybe some live betting opportunities because I don't know if they show a whole lot I don't know if they regularly show up maybe against the Yankees maybe against the raise but by and large the returns for the Red Sox not great here so far I just I. Don't think that they're fully invested and I think we can make a lot of money if we fade the red sox here for this season. I'll be back on. Monday with another edition of the Betters Fox. I got a question about the regular daily shows I don't know yet college football looks pushed back. NFL seems to be going off as scheduled could have done some stuff with NBA NHL but. I'm just play it by ear of see when we want to set the full show back up. But for right now, I'll be the box Monday. Thursday then Brian Blessing on Tuesdays now for me. Thank you so much for listening everybody and remember that you will never strike out when you're in the betters box.

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Effectively Wild Episode 1568: What Were Most Excited to See This Season

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Effectively Wild Episode 1568: What Were Most Excited to See This Season

"Ah. Hello and welcome to episode fifteen, Sixty, eight of effectively wild van? Grass Baseball, podcast brought to you by Patriot supporters. I'm MEG rally a fan graphs and join as always, but ben Lemberg of the ringer. How are you? Okay and we're also joined in part two of a draft day by Craig Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus Crag power you today. I'm to agree. Thank you for having. We're so happy to have you so yeah. I've done the intro part of our intro but Ben. This. Share so this is a double header draft. We are recording these two episodes on the same day. You may not be listening to them that way, but in part one with Craig we drafted things that we will be sorry not to see the season because of the sixty game schedule because of the canceled minor league season things that we miss essentially about baseball as usual that will. Will not be in place the season today. We're doing more upbeat draft. This is going to be things that we're excited to see things that we're looking forward to, and these could be things that we already we're looking forward to. Before. Everything went sideways poor. They could be things that we're looking forward to. That wouldn't have happened otherwise, so one or the other is fine and. I'll apply the same blanket disclaimer that I did to the last episode, which is just that. We know there's a lot of other stuff going on and in fact meg. That as one of your things in our last episode that it's hard to just fully enjoy baseball. Let's say and not consider off the implications of everything, and whether this is helping or hurting the world at large, and that is also true when we are looking forward to the season, but at least for this hour so I guess we will put that aside somewhat and focus on the things. Things that we're actually happy about. Can I ask you a quick question before we begin the draft, which will be about five round something like that? I just saw an article by the AP's Stephen. Wind it is entitled hit or error MLB official scorers work remotely through virus. This was something I had not been thinking of. Apparently, the official scorers are not going to be at the ballpark this. This year I sort of assumed that they would be in their usual spot. The press box but and be has decided. This is a quote from Chris. Mayer neck when we looked at the job in the technology available to them. We felt like they can do the entire job. They have to do from home. And then the rest of the article is just a point counterpoint about whether that's. That's the case or not, so you have managers like Terry Francona and Dave Roberts. Saying that it's tough enough to be an official score when you're sitting up high when you get down low, and you actually see how fast the Paul's moving or the hops, it's taking or topspin. You get a much better version of what's really happening I know anytime. You slow it down in watching again. Like an error, but you have to remember that player is not allowed to slow it down and Robert said the speed of the game seeing it in real time with your own eyes in front of you. I, think really matters, but then it also quotes Marlins shortstop Mika Haas. Who's thinks that scores will be better and more accurate. And he says they can take their time and watch the replay and see how hard the play was to make, and how hard it was to hit I feel like it's going to be. Be a little bit more accurate and just to clarify. The scores have access to quote. An unprecedented number of video feeds accessing the same infrastructure used for replay reviews when they want to replay play, they can choose their camera angle and zoom in and rewind so I. Guess my question for you is which side of the debate do you come down on her? If you were officials scoring and you wanted to get the calls rate, which you rather be in the ballpark or be at home, but have all the camera angles. I guess at home, I'm a little. By, the idea that there they benefit from proximity live because our most most scores sit up in the process box. So, Are they really hat close. They could see the play. Play out in real time from bird's eye view, so it's. It's a little different I guess if you watch something in slow Mo may be something that might look like a field, the ball or catchable ball throw a ball was actually harder in real time, but then again I don't know maybe you could pick up on the spin or a bad hopper something on the. Way that you couldn't from the press box. Yeah! I think that I think that having the ability to look at stuff on replay provided that your initial view of anything is the full speed is probably fine I guess it'll be interesting to see. Come the end of the year. How many I don't even know if they track this. How many scoring changes? There are in the course of a game. I don't know if that's something that is tracked anywhere so I don't know that we have a baseline to compare it to you, but it would be interesting to see how frequently you know either more or less frequently, they end up switching stuff around than they do in his typical season I don't even really have a good sense myself. How often scores really change things I mean most plays are not all that controversial, so they don't. There isn't really a lot of contestation around them anyway, and I would think that for the university plays where you do want to. Consider things carefully that getting a better look at it is probably better than not yesterday mark. Up Interested to see if there are more or fewer errors at the end of the I guess if Franklin is right that everything looks like it should have been fielded on replay than maybe we'll see if you were ayers. Yeah, maybe I guess if that's the outcome that's. Like doing a historical solid. Or something I don't know. The interesting the article, so mentioned no opportunity to go down to the clubhouse after the game to talk to the player or manager for further illumination, which to me. That sounds like it might actually be an improvement I don't know like. I well I. Know that players will object, and they'll offer the logic complaint, but further elimination of I'm trying to think of what exactly could be eliminated like just know it was hard. Intimidation right exactly. That's kind of what I'm thinking like. If you have to see the person, then, maybe you'll be influenced or biased because of that, so if anything talking. Yes varying. I would also say like you pointed out there in the press box. They there are TV's yeah. Get to see. Obviously, not to this. Degree I guess I still would prefer the like the access to the cameras and the replays. I am curious if They have access to like a an overhead kind of camera like something that shows the whole field at once. We can get a sense of like how far people actually have to move along. Yeah, but but I do think like in general. It's all so much is left to score discretion like there are a lot of rules obviously, but a lot of them can be like most. It's kind of up to the you know. What's extraordinary effort, right? Right like what? How do you define that, so I don't know I think it's fine if you get if you're not at the Ballpark I think these things are also squishy anyway. Yeah, it matters less than it you still in that we have all of these tracking stats and defense independent stats of that, so players are mostly getting evaluated and paid based on stats that aren't really that affected by hitter error there there might be some cases. Cases where it matters more, but yeah, you're right. That's the big thing that you typically miss out on TV that you might see in the ballpark is the starting positions of the fielders and how far they had to go, and the roots that they took and all of that, but if they do have access to all of the camera feeds that they want then in theory, at least they could watch the whole play for many angle if they. They want to and I guess I mean this is just turning to me. Picking on officials scoring in the rules put like if someone takes a weird to a ball, and then it drops in front of them in the Outfield, but they never touched it like that being a hit whether you see the whole thing happened and you know what's a misplayed or not. So I don't know the whole thing seems so out of whack to me. Well whatever? Cova just ordinary effort. That's. On the field. Remarks! Extraordinary for. Sure whether long-term, the future of this is just like automated hitter air based on hit, probability or something or Maybe, we just do away with the distinction entirely I. Don't mind it continuing to be tracked just for historical consistency, but I do kind of wonder whether you could just automate it fairly well like if it's a X. percent probability play, you know it's ninety percent probability based on where the fielder started the play and he doesn't make it well. That might be a little different from how these things have typically been decided where it's almost about like how you screw up, then whether you should have screwed up or not, but I could see something like that just kind of replacing that job entirely, but we'll see probably just as arbitrary and I. Might. My solution is perhaps counter intuitively as I'd like to see official scorers like freelance a little more like again. This is the scenario I described. I'd like to see them. Just say that's an error. That was a bad route. I'm going to call it like that shouldn't have landed. I think that would be I. Think we'd get. There would be obviously a lot of you know blurry areas and things where people would get mad about it, but I think it might be closer to reality yeah. All right well. The thing that we're looking forward to this season. That's the first pick in the draft notes actually, but it is time for the first pick the draft. Should we reverse the draft order, or does it matter I? Don't care all right. Well I went last last time so I suppose will go first this time and I will take Shohei Ohtani. He's to a comeback which. I'm sure that. Either of you would have taken, but yeah. I mean Otani has been a great source of joy for me, and was a great source of joy for me, particularly in two thousand eighteen during that marvelous stretch, when he really was fulfilling the two way potential, and there is that week where he was worth win above replacement or more, because he had a few good Games on offense I, think you hit a couple of homers? And then he had a great start, and it was just really really great, and we didn't get to enjoy it for very long. Unfortunately, because then he got hurt and stop pitching and didn't pitch at all last year, and it's been a while. While since we've seen him on the mound in Games, the counting and know he's had some issues with wildness in summer camp, and hopefully that's nothing. Hopefully it's just the rest and the long layoff and Adrenaline, or whatever and I i. hope he will refine that. Obviously, we saw him struggle in spring training in two thousand eighteen, and he immediately put that behind him. Once the season started so this is a pretty important season for him. I mean I. Know It's a small sample. An will learn less about most players than we typically would, but in Otani's case. I don't know if this will be decisive, but it could be I mean if he really struggles as. As a pitcher, potentially that could endanger the two way thing if he does really well, then that could cement it if he has trouble. Handling the workload at that's one of the reasons. I'm sort of optimistic as that he's had all this time off. And now it's just the sixty game season, so he starting once a week, and hopefully he won't wear down at over two months as he would over six, so I'm hoping that this works really well and that we go into next season, and he has no one. It's on anything, and we can really see the fully operational Otani, but this will be at least a taste of that so I'm sort of nervous. Nervous and excited about how it goes. Yeah, you know because of some of the rules around how many batters pitchers have to face like? We looked like we were gonNA have this beautiful moment of like two way players, and some of those guys are obviously not going to be doing it as frequently because the relievers are going to have to just really relieve or field, and the defensive replacements won't make as much sense, and so I hope that he is able to sustain things, because it is really this shining hope of weirdness weirdness so much weirdnesses about she gets tripped out, and then, and then there's Otani so that's pretty great. Alright. Make I guess you're up. To go I can't believe I. Get pick this. I guys I'm really looking forward to knowing what day it is. Ford. Land Day it is. I'm looking forward to knowing what month or in. I think I have shared this maybe with both of you. That like I noticed as I was as I, had interest squads on in evening while I was editing positional power rankings. Just this is an original thought, but I was just reminded again. How much of my you know PSA Kadian Rhythm? dictated. Dumb Sport. And I have been on more. For months now. Just not known when it is or where I. It's gotten worse since the draft was over. Like the once you lose the big milestones, you really just don't know but I'm looking forward to the periods of time during which I. Don't know when it is just getting small, and then remembering, because there's baseball on and that regular companionship that baseball gives each of us in our day is a thing I have missed greatly because both personally and professionally so much of. My understanding of time. Dictated by it and I look forward to being moored again, so yeah. It's very dramatic, but here we are. Good one. It does really provide a rhythm to the weekend the day. Did Not have that, but I should have I mean I think it's just an extension of what you're describing, but I wrote last year is the best thing in baseball about West Coast Baseball Fan, east, coast and like how you know I work late late hours when people turn articles in late, which almost never happens for me I don't know about you. But it's nice to have some company in. It's like it's just the best company that you could have. It's a there's an ambiance to it and I'm you you and I? Have I've I think several times over the last few days with the exhibitions happening in the interest quad games just been like this is this is nice. It's nice. Yeah, all right Craig, what else is nice so I ask for clarification. Before we did the version of the draft, but I wanted to know if I could take take a thing that I look forward to not having. That makes sense yes, and so I'm GonNa go with like fans just straight up biffing generic fly ball. And thinking a home run! I. We're not going to have that and I know it's for a bad reason, all of that kind of stuff, but like it tricks me sometimes and I usually, not that bad I granted. It's much harder in A. TV to tell them than in the stadium, but if you look I'm pretty good at telling one way or the other and I even got better as the year went onto in got used to like what the ball looked like off the bat with the rocket baller. Whatever you WANNA call it and now won't be tricked. Fans and I feel better about that I. I think I'm going to feel better about myself. I'm sometimes the wrong one. There occasional times especially in the juice ball era when I never know exactly what to believe from month the month about how comes off the bed, and what actually is a home? Run off the bat. There's times when I think. The crowd has been right and I have been wrong, but. It does happen often the other way. And I will say it is a moderately useful gauge like when things changed in the playoffs last year and I believe the leak intention. Is that nothing actually change by you know? When when the dodgers net series had had a bunch on both sides, it felt like that it felt like a definite homerun based on out the entire year had gone, and then it would just die. Four or five feet shy of the warning track and everyone was kind of like wait. What happened yet and it was nice to know that you weren't necessarily alone in that, so I i? Definitely, there's some utility, but in general. I it's one of those things that gets under my skin. Your member, one of our guests from earlier this year Arnold Hainault in his great book a day in the bleachers. Bleachers wrote the giants fans and the Polo grounds were really great at recognizing when to get excited about five balls, and when not to of course he was a giants fan, and maybe sort of biased, but you still hear that about certain fan bases there just so knowledgeable about baseball that they don't get fooled by fly balls I. Am sort of skeptical of there actually being a big difference from? From fan base to fan base at like to see some studies on that last time we didn't draft, but we mentioned at the end. The fact that Games matter more and that that could be a negative in the sense. Sometimes, it's nice to just have sleepy meaningless baseball on in the background that you don't really have to pay that close attention to, and it's just something that's murmuring along and there. There aren't really steaks or pressure. However I think there's also a flipside to that and I'm kind of excited about game mattering more and I'm also excited. This is sort of related, but I think kind of the same thing about the potential for players to actually carry their teams this year like a player who has a really hot sixty games can actually propel their team to the playoffs in A. A way that typically they can't, and that sort of exciting to me with the usual small sample. Caveats in all of that I think it's still kinda fun that a player who just has a hot streak that lasted the whole season which can happen pretty much with a two months season could be worth five wins or something. Let's say and if that's the case, I mean. That's a huge percentage of. Of the Games that your team is playing that year and everyone matters, so I don't know how managing will be different, and whether we will see teams really put the pedal the medal or pull out the stops to actually win games, because of all the other things that are going on, and just because of how weird this pulse season is, and the asterisks that may or may not be applied. Applied but I think it will be nice to actually look at say a week of action and look at the movement. In the playoff, odds at your respective sites and say hey. Those things actually budged quite a bit just based on. Say You know you Hadas six game winning or losing streak that week? I mean that could be decisive just about so I am kind of looking forward to that I. I. Don't know that I would want it to be the case forever. I kind of liked the fact that the regular season goes on forever and that it's just part of your a and you don't have to live and die with every pitch, but for one year I think that's actually going to be a pretty refreshing and fun experience I like everything about this pick except for one possibility Ben. Which is this? I fully expect Mike Trout to be an exceptional baseball player this year and I don't know if the angels will make the postseason and if they don't. That MVP conversation in light of what you just mentioned is going to be home. That's true horrible, so I think the solution is just that the angel should make the playoffs, and then we don't have to do it. We can just skip it so one more reason. You guys get on it. Yeah that's I, mean I always enjoy watching the angels remember when we did our team fund drafter funding Trafton I took the angels way prematurely according to say. They're just always a the list because of trout and Otani and now rent. Simmons and this Joel. I mean. Look good the other night. It's been. Buying into their pitching staff ish. I know. Oh, it's my turn again. Yes, well, this I will accept a judge's ruling. If you think this is too close to what you just drafted bent, but I'm looking forward to seeing if we actually get any of these like statistically aborignes seasons like I wanna see if anyone actually hits four hundred or Breaks Gibson's Area Record I. I. You know we've done a number of pieces at both. Will it all three of our sites about the likelihood of any of those things happening, and while it is certainly more likely in a season like this it is. I wouldn't say extremely likely even given all of the volatility and vagaries that we might see sixty game season, but I hope we get at least one or at least one that looks plausible for a significant stretch of time, because even with an asterix, and even with all the considerations this year I think that it would be, it would be fun, and it would be nice to have at. At Bat notifications that aren't just about some random starter, taking a no hitter into the sixth in an inning later being I can never mind so so yeah I hope we I want to see if we actually get one and I hope that we get to be invested in in a chase of some kind because I think that those would be. Those would be quite fun, so agreed. I would just off, I agree with you. I just would offer that your comment in regards to the discourse around trout, and not making the playoffs is very much in play here as well. Because people are going to argue about the validity of a season in which this happens but I would just I know but I agree with you I think it would be fun. I would be invested. I don't care about the like it is what this is the handlery, Dell? It's all we can do. I would point out that the I believe the latest someone got was hitting about four hundred. Hundred last year was cody bellinger. Yeah, and it was forty forty nine games in. Yes, not even close, but also not even really, and it would be quite the accomplishment to do it, but in in sixty games by the sixtieth gain. He was at three seventy six, so yeah, far shot. Of course you don't need to play sixty games to qualify for if the barrel so still here we go. I also say and I Apologize I'm going to forget. Who brought this up? But you know the idea that just because this season is shorter means that it should be invalid given all. Trials there will be played at all. I think we should allow ourselves to look at it a little differently than at this season. If we are able to play through to completion, and obviously by that, I mean we are able to play it through to completion safely I think that that will be quite a a lot will have to overcome in order for. For that to be true, and so I think we shouldn't discount it out of hand, just because it shorter, you know we're. We're packing a fair amount of pandemic punch that I. Don't know that that makes a lot of sense, but you know what I'm trying to say, so I enjoy how much we stat head. Types are talking about batting average in. Like! We've all just regressed thirty years or something. And now we're just talking about these stats because again. It's less about analysis than it is about just fun weird stuff that we haven't seen so. I don't think someone will hit four hundred this year, but it's not out of the realm of possibility and I. do think someone will come close and at least make it interesting so. So and because there won't be that many at bats in the season there will be big fluctuations from day to day so even if you're a little bit below, you could conceivably have just a few hot games, and you'd be right back up there, so I'm looking forward to following that it's going to be i. think totally a new experience, so yeah, it's GonNa be good. Summer camp for all of us spend no. Homework no rules yeah. A lot of rules to week later. Usual Manual! Creek you're up so a thing I'm looking forward to is be clang home runs in the seats, declaring clatter, I have I don't know if either view bother to watch the dodgers, diamondbacks exhibition, yesterday, but Chris Taylor hit a three run homer against the diamondbacks, and it caught the. Look the railing behind the first row of seats that they they have their and it made just an excellent. It's been an excellent noise. Frosty, left center field. Chris Taylor driving this. Gone. Rattles Salon. Suits cardboard cutouts fighting after a souvenir. And it's one of the things I've always liked about being able to at a ballpark early during batting practice that you get you get the same effect and I think I don't want. Be a nice little treat to to have throughout the year so i. that's one that I I don't know maybe home alone in that, but I don't think personally will enjoy it. Yeah, no. I think that'll be good plus also. You know we won't have to worry about them. Hitting anybody yet, and some of the Homerun highlights have seen. It's odd ball just sits there or just it rolls around for awhile and no crowd of fans stampede to pick it up or anything, and there's been some talk about what will happen with those balls, and maybe they can be auctioned off for charity year. Maybe they can be sent to people who purchased cardboard cutouts, or whatever, but the visual his novel have just seeing those balls just. Roll around like it was some other abandoned Ballpark, and not a big league game. All right well I think for my third pick. I'm going. Take the potential to solve or or pull back the curtain, a little bit on the mystery of Homefield advantage. I am very intrigued about this. Because Home Field advantage baseball has been pretty consistent over the decades, even as many other things have changed, the home team tends to win about fifty four percent of the time, and no one has ever been able to. To agree on exactly why that is, and that still eludes us after all these years, and that's in part because there's no real just sort of scientific experiment that gets run I mean every now, and then you get an occasional weird game that's played in a neutral site or in an empty park or something, but too few to ever get a sample that would tell you anything, but this year we are and. Different theories abound. There's the theory that it is related to travel or fatigue or getting to sleep in your bed at night, and there's the theory that it's something psychological about being on your home turf, and there's a theory that it has something to do with your knowledge of the layout of the park. You know how to play the caroms off the fence or Or maybe a team acquires players who are particularly well suited to a certain park, and then maybe most compelling. There's the theory that it is because the fans affect. The umpires pitch calls, which is Kinda fascinating, and there is pretty decent evidence for that, and a wrote about that. Recently I talked to Jonathan Judge of Baseball Prospectus and in his very complex ball strike. Strike model that is variable homefield advantage, and he said that it's like I forget one point six one point seven percent more likely to have a strike called. If you have a homefield advantage, or you know the the umpire can, it seems maybe get a little bit intimidated by the fans, either it's that or maybe just influenced by the fans like a wisdom of. Of Crowds, thing if the whole crowd axes. If it's our strike that maybe you can't help, be influenced by that whatever it is, there is a pretty clear statistical indication that home field advantage really matters and gets the home team, more strikes or fewer strikes. If they're at the plate and we'll see this year, we'll see if that continues to be the case and. We only get nine hundred games at most and so with that sample. It might be a little difficult to tell conclusively about something, but we get a lot of pitch calls, so it should be possible to see if that changes are not and if that's true, that homefield makes a strike, one point, seven percent, more likely, all else being equal, and that's accounting for the count. Count and the location, the pitch tape in the Empire Zone, and the catcher framing in the weather and everything else. That's in that mix model. If that's true, then it would account for about a third of Homefield advantage, and there have been different studies that have made different estimates, but seems like it could be a significant factor in maybe finally you will find out kill. That was very high on my list as well sorry. Not, it's okay I'm glad I'm glad it was. Someone like that. Yeah, and then you'll have to decide what to do about that like I think the fan grasp playoff odds and I know that the Baseball Perspectives playoff odds bacon homefield advantage when they're forecasting postseason, series and world series odds, and all that so then do you manually intervening like if we get two months of the season, and there hasn't been a a home field advantage, or it's been smaller than. Than usual than do you tweak that and we've actually seen five thirty eight adjusted its soccer projections I. Think by sixty percent, because in some of the early soccer results that we've seen that were played not in front of fans. There was less of a home field, advantage or no home field advantage, and so they went ahead and did that and so we'll see whether we need to do that for baseball. Or work for for you to or at least. Think about that, so thank you for putting that into. Smarter again. No some of these lessons about now. I guess well. This is this is this is one. This is sort of cheating. You can tell me if it's cheating. It does not involve the Astros, but you can tell me if it's too much like cheating, so I'm going to group three teams together, one of which is very different from the other two in a lot of respects but is. In their proclivity to spend of late, I am excited to watch the Yankees, red zone white Sox, because they are three teams that have tried to get better. I'm excited to see and they're obviously very different points in their. You know sort of expected when curves, but have invested in their roster and increased payroll nonetheless and so I'm quite excited to watch the reds. Reds? The white sox and the Yankees play because in a season that is short, and where a lot can shift around these teams that are actively trying to win, and so I'd like to see if they do and mostly because there will come a point upon watching the reds long enough that I will remember that Mike we stock play second base for them. SH- that'll stick at some. For anyone. Yeah, yeah, probably some somewhere in there is going to stick so that'll that'll be fun three. That's my my pick. Yeah, that's a good one. I'm excited for the reds. The White Sox, the PADRES, those teams that have been trying that are kind of on the cusp and I probably wouldn't have picked them to be favorites. I think I might actually pick the redstone wildcard at least, but I think there is a chance that they get there a year earlier I. Don't know if this is actually a year early for all of them for some of them may be. This is the time when they expect or want. Want to start winning, but it's more likely that we will see that happen the season I mean that's just a a Perc I suppose of the season as a whole is that you get more potential for underdogs and upsets and I guess that might bother you if you're a fan of the super teams or were predictability your projections, but I think that elements of variation should be entertaining again for one year wouldn't want it every year, but just for a little change in something to differ in our pallets, so yes I like that and those teams he named I don't know if the Yankees kind of always win so that. Excited about the Yankees, but I I know what you mean. It's kind of interesting to see. Gary Coal in pinstripes I suppose. I think so I like that I. Think the rents are especially interesting? Not, just because they're trying, but also they're trying in a way that my brain doesn't fully comprehend. Mostly in that they just keep adding outfielders. And I know that they returned one they they're real. Five mark. Peyton I think they returned to the athletics in between the episodes that we've recorded today, but that leaves them with about fifteen outfielders, and you know I think the padres kind of in that to whole though they have. I think completely traded. They're outfielder the last year. If you go back to the friend straight. So I don't these I. Don't know what they're doing with the outfield, but I'm interested to find out. And if it works, be really interested. In like the old. The reds pitching staff is so fun and. The TV is good, I I really did. They have so many outfitters. But they're pitching was also recently very bad. And now it's like very fun and Lorenzana Great Fun and. Yeah I think each of Lorenzo arms ways as much as I do. And so they're, they're just good fun to watch, and I'm excited to see like I'm excited to watch has monogrammed. All framed Alice Kaikal. That could be fun the people on this podcast. Excited to see what. A pitcher who kind of live on the edges and relies on charity. Does someone who who is so generous? Yes, give me magical. That's what I want. The my puns are going to be really bad there and I. Am Not sorry, but I will warn people in advance okay. Are Eight Craig. You're up so I'm going to. Say I don't know how to describe the broader concept, but I'm going to give an example. Flooded through social media, the sipping pitches, which is a another podcast, had their twitter account highlighted I guess it's Brent strong I'm assuming he's backing in Kampfer. Astra's at this point talking to a pitcher with a mask on, but he kept his hand in front of the space. And I guess I'm just excited to see what things cross like fail to leave even though they don't they're. They're like vestigial. This point tablets. It was just a perfect image and look he's talking. He's got the form asks. You obviously can't read his words, and he's holding his hand in front of his mouth. Off Safety, both in terms of lip reading, and and also just keeping stuff in front of your mouth at this point. I really enjoyed that. And I'm sure there's GONNA be some other kinds of things that are introduced now. That is no longer the the obvious other things, but they're both just GONNA CO exist for awhile. What is? Is Tito GonNa Stop Spitting WanNa. Talk about whatever that or is there going to be a vet? Gross. So. You have like one of the bubble. Yum! WM Like bubblegum things that is just like here's. You can right on-site Tito's gross stuff. And keep it in a container has center after the potentially like I. Don't think that I'm not saying that Terry Francona. Has Cova please don't take it that way, but like his potential cova juices just like. Thing. Or will he just keeps spitting at work, which is such a weird thing that baseball players do yeah I mean that's a lifelong, deeply ingrained habit that whenever you're in a dugout or in uniform, you're on something and spitting something right so something's got to replace that oral fixation. Right so i. don't know whether everyone just goes with the dusty Baker and just put a toothpick in there whether that. That would satisfy them or whether there is something that they could chew and removed from their own mouths in a more sanitary way I. Don't know, but it's not like they're just gonNa have empty mouths all season. There's GonNa. Be some sort of replacement. It's double bubble double bubble gum. Yeah, DOUBLE BUBBLE COME! Do neither you think you were going to spend so much time thinking about baseball players mouse. Now, but I've written two things about them farting and pooping themselves, so I didn't see those coming either. Less of a departure for. God All right my fourth pick. I think this is is seeing whether the streak continues whether the MLB strikeout rate increases for what would be fifteenth consecutive season, so it has now been fourteen straight seasons at the strikeout rate has increased. That is the most of any point in history, so we are in uncharted territory here and I wonder whether this will be the year to stop the streak and wrote a whole article about this. It's really complicated to figure out because there are a whole bunch of factors that point in one direction and a hope pence that point in the other direction so. You have the L. D. Age, which would be the the big mover here and might actually stop the increase, but it's very close like if you look at the historical increases, we've seen on average over the past several years, and then you forecast. How many strikeouts is the h actually going to save us given that yes, pitcher's strikeout at ten these days, but they also don't have many played appearances so it. It doesn't make that much of an impact. So that seems like kind of a wash like if you were going to project a similar increase this year, the not just basically takes it down to flat more or less, but then they're all these other factors like pitcher usage and the weather, so you'll have harder pitches probably because fast ball speed increases with temperature. In this year we will just have warmer temperatures. And then there's also the question of WHO's ahead of whom the hitters or pitchers, and there's been researched into that, and then there's the fact that there will be probably fewer extra innings this year and they're different strikeout rates historically in extra innings than in regular innings, the the strikeouts tend to be a little less common in extra innings, or maybe it will be actually makes good on its threats to really monitor and police the foreign substance use may be spin rates. Go down and whiff rates. Go Down, and there's the three better minimum rule which might trimmer a few strikeouts here and there, and there's maybe you less fatigue. Fatigue and reduced travel, and so they're all these things that could go one way or another and I. Really don't know which way they will go and I think it'll be close I think it'll may be come down to the wire, so said nerdy thing to be excited about obviously, but I am kind of excited, and if the strikeout rate does stop or is halted or even declines a little bit this year. That won't mean that okay. The the problem is solved. That will just mean that. It took a pandemic to stuff. That streak and I don't think anything else will stop it. Except for further rule changes, yeah! I don't really have anything to add, but yeah. That is interesting. Look forward to seeing that. We care about such specific stuffy. Like Should we have just drafted like watching baseball. Number one not to be buried here. When I was preparing for this I was initially struggling, not because I'm not looking forward to the season because it just seemed like such A. Tricky needle to thread, and it was suggested to me by a friend that I should just draft watching baseball, and then whenever any of you whenever either of you. Drafted another thing that I would like I could say that. No, you're not allowed I've already drafted that. Thinking baseball. Thought the defensive version of playing scrabble. It's much worse. It works yeah exactly. All right well, what do you have instead? Right! It's my term goodness goodness playing baseball. I am looking forward to home runs, but of a particular variety I am looking forward to the home runs that break broadcasters brains. There are very few things I enjoy more than a home run. Call where it is clear that the broadcaster is so in awe of the majesty of it that a they get lost in their own sentence, doing the call and say something completely absurd. Absurd and ridiculous, and I don't know how likely those are this year, because I suspect that they at least in part feed on the crowd, feeling to give the broadcaster the IMF to get to the point where they have lost control of their mouths, like their brains get ahead of their mouths, and so then they say a lot of nonsense, but I like those so much. Because you know, baseball broadcasters have seen so much baseball. They've seen so much of it over the question. You just go your run. Call usually. Yeah, exactly and they've seen. They've seen so many things in. You know there's that adage that you can see something that you've never seen before any you go to the ballpark in. That's technically true, but practically not. And these folks so much baseball, and they think about so much baseball, and they have consumed so much, and so it is just delightful when it it causes them to short circuit in some kind of appreciable way, and so I I hope we get a couple of those. Even if they don't have the reaction oven installed crowd in the park to kind of help them along with it, so yeah, that's that's on my list. Is Either of you drafting anything related to the ball or offense? Because if not, maybe this is a good time to quickly banter about it. Yeah, because No, I had not planned on it, but I remain transfixed and delighted that. Like. We don't know what baseball getting. Weird. Yeah at this point I don't know how to feel about it. I think I have a little bit of fatigue about the baseball at this point just because we're going on I. Mean what it's been like five years since this whole saga started. At the beginning, it was really intriguing, because there was a lot of debate about what was happening. And is it the ball, or is it of these other explanations and I think at that time. I was really fascinated by it because they're still kind of a an other side to it now. I think everyone's pretty much on board that the ball or largely. Largely the ball and so there's not that element of mystery to it, but there is still the element of what we don't exactly know why this is happening, and we also don't know if it will keep happening or if it will suddenly stop happening and I don't really like that as a spectator, but I am intrigued by it as an analyst of. Of the sport I, suppose and so I I'm kind of intrigued because if the ball is still juiced. If you couple that with the warm weather, then we're GONNA get even higher home run in scoring rates I. Mean it'll be even higher than it was last year. Presumably, if the ball hasn't changed the homerun rates for the full season will be even. Even higher which I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but maybe if it's even higher, that will actually force him Abi to do something and get a handle on how the ball is behaving I think. Maggie night. We talked about this a while back on fingers audio on just like how exhausting it is to qualify everything like you can't. On some level, our job is to now if not the experts to be informed on stuff, but you'd fan it's. It's not hard to sound informed, but it's hard to sound confident when you're talking about this because you wanna put the right qualifiers around it right, so if you say like Oh this season was average for this pitcher because he gave up a ton of home runs, the ball is the reason for that and the ball stays the same. Then it's no longer aber. It's just a different environment and you eight would change your analysis on that, but you can't be sure one year to the next, and it's just like it's exhausting to through as A. A person either writing or explain it and I would imagine exhausting more so to listen to it and try and glean something meaningful from it, because it kind of just comes back to like a big shrug Emoji Wallin I. Just I think that the the ball itself is one thing. It's hard for me to separate my audience watching a particular version of the baseball from the way that the league talks about that version of the baseball, or refuses to talk about that version of the baseball, and so much of the the official response to the fluctuation in the home run rate, and the variation in the actual physical construction of the ball has at times felt anti-science. And I don't want the League to have an anti science posture in this season in particular. And a reminder of their capacity and I'm not saying that they are actually anti science, but I think some of the rhetoric around it feels. It doesn't feel that great, we we. I feel like we are being gaslight to a certain extent and I would prefer that we have just like a clear, eyed and reaction to an acceptance of evidence, when it is rigorously analyzed input to us because it seems like in this moment in our lives that might be important for any number of reasons and so I. Don't think I'm wanting another reminder that the league is sort of sometimes a little fuzzy fluffy on science stuff because it's like kind of importantly. Stick the landing on other science stuff this year. To Craig's. I'm GONNA take a lack of attendance chain. So this is again nothing looking forward to not having, but I hate it. I absolutely hate it I. don't know if it bothers anyone else, but it's always. It always happens on twitter. It happens in various articles about you know fans aren't here. They're not supporting team this and that and sometimes like. If it's you know, there are situations, I think Pittsburg had one where fans you know in a concerted. Concerted Effort did not show up in. That was a message to ownership to some degree in other situations. It's Kinda chest I i. absolutely hate it. It's like Oh, it's you know it's an important game, but only so many people are here opening at first pitch and it none it's never it's never constructive or helpful. It's just the way to make. People feel better about themselves and I hate it, and it won't be possible now so. Yeah, that's a good one. I hadn't thought of that I. Guess similar to that actually. Kinda glad that we won't be able to talk about attendance or decreasing attendance at all because they're not the better pick. Well they're just always. It's like whatever you think is. About baseball or worse about baseball, you connect that to decreasing attendance, which a the attendances not dire necessarily I mean it's better than it was throughout much baseball history, even though it's down recently, but the thing that bothers me. Is that person a will claim always there, too many strikeouts in the games boring now therefore attendances down or person be will say Oh that game start too late and therefore attendance, Downer. Downer Person See will say Oh. It's too expensive to buy tickets or go to the park, and therefore attendances tanner, you know and some of these reasons are persuasive and legitimate and others seemingly less so, and it's kind of hard to get to the root cause of it, but I just Kinda. Get tired of everyone sort of spinning those stats in their preferred direction like I always assume that it probably. Probably has more to do with just like things that are almost outside of baseball's control, either like the competing entertainment options or just how how much more convenient and entertaining? It is to watch on TV at home than it used to be. If you're able to do that on the other hand, I think it also often very much has to do with prices and it by tickets, and how much it? It costs to spend on concessions, and so I think often you hear, it's because of the strike. Outs are the homers or whatever it is and I don't know how to prove that that's not a factor. It could very well be a factor. I'm sure it's a factor for some people, but I suspect it's the other stuff more than that and yet you kinda hear that just sort of used by. Who wants to make a case about something in baseball being worse than usual or that baseball is dying, or whatever well and we also won't get the panning to a crowd, find the one youngest looking person who's looking at their phone and spend five minutes shaming that person for looking at their phone. You spend an hour on twitter talking about the young person on their phone eating our own hair in response to that out of stress and frustration, so we'll be spared that, too. That, too. So, we're saying it's better that there are no fence. No, we're not. We're looking for the silver linings here all right so this is my last pick. I think if a few here. That are sort of interchangeable, so I guess I'll just pick one and we can maybe mentioned the others at the end, but this is very specific, but there are two players to pitchers in baseball history who have ever had babs above four ten in a season of forty five or more innings pitched, and those only two seasons like that both happened last year it was Mitch, Keller and Corbin Burns and I've been sort of fascinated by both of these guys in the experience of going through a hard-luck season like that and I talked. Talked to Keller and played some of that on the podcast, the spring, and wrote about him and Burns his another one, whose Babbitt wasn't quite as high, but he also had the highest homerun per fly ball rate on record. They really had very similar seasons very similar peripherals, similar repertoires in some ways, and I just felt bad for them, and also felt kind of flummoxed by the whole thing, because I've talked to like people who work for those teams or people who've covered them, and it's and even them or Keller himself, and it's like what is going on here I. am I doing something wrong should change something, or is this just bad luck? Luck and it certainly seems like in large part. It's bad luck, but you never know for sure, and if you're the pitcher who's going out there and getting a seven or eight year a hung hot new over you know many outings. That's pretty depressing. Even if you can point to things, you're doing well and I felt bad for those guys. Because you know there early in their careers and Keller was rookie in his debut season and Burns was in his sophomore season, and his first time in the rotation, and just seemingly everything went wrong. That possibly could go wrong. Home runs per fly ball Bab whatever it was, and it seems like it's even. Even harder to then have to wait during like the longest off-season ever to actually get back there on the field and start proving that that was a fluke, and that no, you're actually good, and if you keep getting strikeouts eventually, you will not have a seven or eight era, so I felt for those guys and also felt confused by those guys, and it seems like. Maybe they're more seasons like that lately, I don't know if that's the case, but maybe related to the ball I mean you get like the windy as season from last year where it's like cow's missing so many Batson yet when they do make contact, he gives us a homerun. How does this make sense? So we're only going to get sixty games and I just hope that in those sixty games there stats return to normality, and we see them have promising seasons and seasons that statistically make more sense. Stop Breaking my brain. I like it. I'm looking forward to hearing player. Swear, WE'RE GONNA. Get. Yeah, you know, here's the thing. We're just going to get some real whoppers and I imagine they will diminish overtime as players or more mindful of how the piped in ballparks does not overcome the Ballpark Mike. And how we can really hear them swearing, and how they will be big walkers, but we're going to get some. We're going to get some swears. You guys I think that some of them are going to change the trajectories of children's lives. Bay certainly will change the trajectory of some people. We knows parenting styles and I think it's GonNa. It's GonNa. Teach some youngster some stuff and that's GonNa. Be Great I guess the the more family friendly version of this is that. We're going to be able to hear. Players on the field say non swearing things and I'm very curious to see how if at all the amount of crowd, sound or lack there rather changes the volume at which they talk to one another. How frequent or infrequently they call each other off because some of that is you know you need to communicate anyway, but some of it is like you need to boost your volume to overcome crowds on. That will now be existent, and so I am curious to see how they had outfielders talk to each other. How often do pitchers feel the need to to sky point, but more but more importantly. Hopefully gets real some some you know I'm rooting for like not problematic stuff to be clear because that would be a very strange thing roof for will be terrible, but I hope we get some really nasty stuff on the field. Because it would just delight me and then, and then it'll never happen again. Because there will be, there will be words spoken and. And the commissioner will be outraged and offended, and there will be letter writing campaigns, but before that happens somebody's GonNa. Drop something real nasty. I think we've gotten some so i. also think this extremely applies to managers getting mad at on fire. Yeah, because they really they often have some great things in. We've seen the rise of like some people who are very good at reading lips in making videos like John Boy and and other people to get some sense like we got savages in the box from Aaron Boone last year, but also I was thinking back to when that video was unearth end the mets manager I'm blanking on who it was, but he said to the Empire that his was in the Jackpot. That was a great phrase, even if it's not I carry color swear. Terry Collins thank you and and like I'm just wondering. If we're. GonNa we're GONNA get some more phrases that become I. Don't know if it's ubiquitous, but everyone knows it now right, and it's A. It's a great phrase. It's a fun one to work into your personal lexicon. Even if you're not talking about baseball and so I think I'm very excited to see what we can do on that frontier or Yeah me too okay, so my last pick it's it's not extremely different from what makes it a little bit. I'm excited to get more clean audio of just extremely well baseball's. I don't know how much you guys have been indulging in this, but like there I know like even the giants posted something right when summer camp was restarting like Margaret, Luciano had a video that it's just like an incredible sound off his bat. And I just really liked getting that the clean audio of that and I've I've asked Rob Arthur. WHO A while back! I don't know if it was when you were there. There ben or not, but he did some audio analysis of how much you could tell Ya. We had him on the show to talk about that. Yeah, yeah right, and so I've asked him to see I know there's going to be crowd noise filtered in which we didn't know at the time, but I still think you're gonNA get a better chance at distilling the audio and see if there's like if we can get. I don't know additional research out of that and see if we can, we can tell something with a little more signal based on on the sound of the Bat. Now so I'm excited about the idea for for research that. Searching for signal in the noise. You Yes yes. I drafted the crack of the bat. One of us should have drafted the green grass or something. Yeah. But you did it for political reasons, so that's it's. Crucial like it was in the spirit of August. Yes. For sure I think so all right well at got just the. Leftovers I guess I'll briefly mention one. I didn't draft because it's kind of already happened but I. Think it's a positive byproduct of the season, which is just the greater appreciation of non MLB baseball, a lot of us have developed and the familiarity with the K. P.. O. Or the CPL or you know MPP any other league that was actually playing while we didn't have an MBA I, think that's nice that people have been exposed to that and I'm sure that some of them will keep watching and keep monitoring those leaks. We've learned a lot about. About them this year, so I think that's been a nice little perk, and I also had just like the potential for weird playoff tiebreaker scenarios that Jay Jaffe will probably be very pleased about in a couple of months just because they're not going to be big separations between teams in the standings, and so it's more likely that we get some weird team and tree thing where we get multiple ties, and we have to invent some weird tiebreakers scenario to sort all that out so I think there's a decent chance that we will get a really exciting. Exciting photo finish to the season because again like you're not gonNA. See Big numbers in that Games back column this year so i. think that's good, just generally for Pennant, races and I guess we're sort of deprived of the typically exciting trade deadline and everything, but I think we will become sated with exciting playoff races if you're able to get invested in these small sample playoff races. And what else did I have? I'm looking forward to a couple. Extreme strikeout guys in one direction or another mentioned Dick metrical. I've rarely been so excited for a player. Player wrote a big thing about him this spring. Don't know how much playing time the white sox will actually give him. My I hope it's plenty, but you know he could go the whole season without striking out conceivably so I'm excited to see that the jury is still out on his long term potential, which is another reason why I'm excited to see him, but I know he struck out a few times in Intra squad games and everyone was just aghast to see that happen, but looking forward to him having what is projected to be the. The lowest strikeout rate in baseball, so we'll see if he's able to deliver on that and on the other end of the spectrum. Jeff Karen check I'm really interested in seeing him. We just got a glimpse of him late last year with Cleveland Reliever, who just had the unbelievable strikeout rate? What was it like fifty five percents or upwards of that sixty percent something like that in the minors last year, and then he showed up in the majors, and was still missing bats, and he's just like a to pitch pitcher, but the two pitches work really. Really well together and kind of incredible and I think only. Josh Hater has a higher strikeout rate projection, so is there to guys who were just kinda bursting onto the CNN opposite ends of the strikeout spectrum, and I have very curious to see how high and low they go. What else I'm interested in any weird tactics we see, of course we've talked about the five Infield, but anything specific to the shortened season, not so much bullpen. That's not really newer all that fun at this point, but anything else weird that teams try and then last. Last thing on my list was Hawkeye which I say with some reservations, because it sounds like there may be more data issues than usual and obvious. Transferring stat cast basically over from track men to Hawkeye this new technology that's been used in other sports, and so there may be issues with the consistency in our these things measuring with the same baseline. Are you getting more miss pitches or missed batted balls? ETC, but in the long run it is supposed to be more accurate and even in the short term. It's capturing pretty cool data that we haven't. Haven't had before on like player positions and postures, and it can as opposed to the old stat cast. That could only capture like center of mass. It can actually track like hands and legs and feet mechanics, and there's potential to like track bats, and you know do all sorts of stuff that granted. We won't have access to a lot of that, so will probably just get these tantalizing glimpses, and then we'll wish we had more of it, but it will exist, and the snippets that we see will be kind of cool assuming the system works. designed. Or will all become fans of tennis shit that too yeah. That works really well. Hawkeye tennis replay is like the ideal replaces in sports I. Think Yeah I agree with that. It seems like this will be better as long as we can all agree that you know. There's GonNa be some configuration in calibration stuff that needs to sort it out in. That's okay. Can I do a couple. I was just GonNa. Say that carrying check had a sixty seven percent strike Elliott. and. Ten in Split, still sixty seven percent and in seventeen. Fifty, four percent strikeout rate in AAA. Up At. Well the first of mine is sort of sentimental and has already happened technically, but will be excited about it. You know it's pretty cool to seal US Atkin coaching in uniform for a major league team. I kind of lost track of this as a thing that was going to happen, and it's everything but seeing her out there you know. Mental Lot to me, so it was not a thing I expected to never see in my lifetime. 'cause I think I have more faith. Than that, but it meant quite a bit to see her out. There and I am excited for her opportunities for opportunities that other women who are coaching with teams are getting this year. Just means a lot. It's a cool thing, so I'm amped for that. In Far sillier applications of potential draft picks I expect to at some point, be thoroughly delighted by player nonsense in the supplemental dugouts that have popped up. That's you know that's just some prime. Meg. Shit right there, so? I'm pretty amped for that. I saw Sarah. Lang's tweeted earlier today a photo from the Orioles nationals. Game that Max Scherzer was sitting within. Within Stewart the Orioles pitchers ailine. He's like sitting behind home. I'M GONNA. Send this tweet. Our little group and I have to say I can think of if I were pitcher I can think of nothing. I would find more intimidating than Max Scherzer. In my line, it wouldn't matter who was in the batters box him being visible knowing that he is watching my performance especially as an orioles pitcher. I think I would immediately turned into dust and reassemble myself in a new life somewhere else. And that was my immediate reaction to this and I can imagine that there will be others that will be equally over Rut as the season unfold, so I'm looking forward to that quite a bit and speaking of nationals are we just gives you watch like so much one Soto. I mean not as much as usual, but we just get to watch one Soto again and see what what his next year is like. And that's GonNa be great, even if it means Craig continuing to crow about a coining a nickname, I'm I'm willing to make that trade. Are you saying about going payments that no I'm just saying that? We remember Greg we know. People do forget and I must be there or there. Do you get like a? Is it like beetlejuice like someone says it doesn't take on, says a different nicknames. Craig, our listeners with invented. Childish Gambino Yeah. It's really wonder how he put it on his shoe. It's it's fantastic. It is a very good nickname. I like that he has embraced it. It shows good taste on his part, and also and understanding that you can't give yourself a nickname nickname to be bestowed upon you, and he's just fortunate that you picked such a good one and here we are I do need him to to wear for players weekend. Once, just to for my life to be truly complete, I will spend any amount of money to buy that Jersey if he does. He's gone with a different completely acceptable nickname in in prior years, but it's just it's life goal. How dare he I would like to point out that you literally witness the birth of your child? Recently. Yeah, sure you know short memory. Different. Babia normal, Nice. And speaking of Soto I'm excited to see Louis Robert I'm sure we're all excited to see. Robert is like a year and a half older than one soda or like more than a year, which is just not it is. Soto is too great. Season's already into major league career. It's just We don't appreciate him enough. Probably I think we appreciate it more than we did initially, but we still haven't completely corrected that record. My one thing that I have leftover that you guys haven't dressed is extremely specific to me as where I think a lot of my pets. Honestly, this was a very selfish thing. This selfish draft that I've had, but you know sometimes. There's a fan who is next to the crowd Mike. Who's just really loud. Sure Do. That won't happen this year. Erbakan. Really it's Craig people. Just the equal-opportunity missing throw yeah. You're happy. Then tens won't be misjudging. Play balls. You're happy. That fence won't be interfering with the sound of batted balls year. Won't be making noises and the crowd make did I miss another reason you're happy. I think that covers I mean I'm sure I could come up with. All the ones I've said. Being opposed to it in shaming is a appropriate. I Shall Contain Hall to. Balance Yeah. Right. Is that all we got? So. Well most of all I think we just want the season to be played in completed safely and for everyone to stay healthy as they do that, that would be the best thing, but they're also a lot of other really exciting reasons that we're happy to have baseball back so now we will just watch it. Next time. We talk to you all and I think this season will have started and we can talk about that. Thank you for joining us for both of these drafts Craig. Thank you for your services appreciated double episodes, my goodness. Yes, okay, that will do it for our drafts. Thanks again to Craig for joining us. You can hear him in Bradford. William, Davis and Bachelor on the five podcast at Baseball Prospectus, you can support effectively wild on unpatriotic by going to patriots dot com slash effectively wild. 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8-11-20 Mike Trivisonno Show

The Mike Trivisonno Show

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8-11-20 Mike Trivisonno Show

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As we came on the air according to ESPN and multiple reports, the big ten is postponing the fall football season league will attempt to play. In the spring. Two one, six, five, seven, eight, eleven hundred is the number. Texas show to one zero, nine, five texts brought to you by absolute roofing. And Carmen Angelo. Your your immediate thoughts about what was rumored to be the case and is now virtually a certainty ESPN wouldn't be going with this. The big ten is canceling its fall football and going to try to do something in the spring. That's not a surprise at all I fully expected obviously the mid American conference canceled or postponed their season over the weekend the mountain west followed suit yesterday. Now, the Big Ten let's look for ACC and the southeastern conference to also follow suit and possibly the big twelve although Dennis, these coaches and these. Of these power five schools they want to press forward with. And the chancellors and the president's office are against that. So this is a fluid situation I'm anxious to see what Greg Sankey does down in the old southeastern conference because obviously that is probably the biggest football conference in the country. Yeah. The power five consists of the ACC big twelve PAC twelve and big tank. That has long been rumored. The PAC twelve wants to do what? Evidently is the case with the big ten now and that is. Cancelling the fall football season and try to play inspired by the way. Good luck with that. Good luck playing the spring you're not gonNa have any of your top prospects they're going to go pro, they're going to protect themselves. For the draft and by the way. You hear. It constantly set all. We gotTA watch out for the Health and Welfare student athlete. How is playing? Two seasons. In one calendar year. Yes. That's pretty dangerous lodging out for the health and welfare of the of the student athletes that could be tremendously risky without a doubt. I. Mean. That's not looking out for the health and wellbeing of a student athlete but we've seen the last of if this is true and we have no reason to believe it's not. The the big ten canceling fall football. We've seen the last adjusted fields for sure as the Ohio state quarterback because he's GonNa go high in the draft and twenty twenty one. He's not going to put his body on the line in the spring of twenty twenty, one I virtually guarantee and haven't spoken to the man, but I know he's gone. He'd be crazy to come back and you know. If the PAC twelve follow suit with the big to end. Then you've got the three other power have to think about it. As Carmen Mansion the MAC was the first F. B. S. conference to cancel football and then was followed. By the second BS conference being the Mountain West. This is just bad news all the way around. No matter. What side of the argument you're on and it is interesting as Carmen pointed out, there was a distinct. Line. Of demarcation between coaches and players we HASHTAGS WE WANNA play. Let us play coaches lettuce coach we want to coach Nick Sabin Dabo Sweeney Jim Harbaugh Ryan Day players Trevor Lawrence Clemson Justin fields at Ohio state these guys. They wanted to go full steam ahead. Now, Dennis we don't know for sure about the other conferences meaning savings SEC could still go. Yes and. Trevor Lights with this domino that that just fell. I don't see Greg Sankey allowing football in his conference I don't see the ACC allowing it of the big twelve either i. it's just it's crazy I want to ask you. The NFL. How will this affect the NFL to this point? Roger Goodell's Ben full steam ahead baby? I mean. It's as a covert nineteen hasn't even exist him Karma don't have that answer for you. When we come back from the news, here's Kyle with the news. Thank. You demand. It's thrill five. You heard the guys just talk. This guy w. t. a. m. news alert ESPN reporting the big ten has officially postponed. It's football season President Board members for the conference met today to discuss action needed do to the covid nineteen pandemic. The reported plan now is to attempt to play football in the spring. Meanwhile, multiple media sources reporting that presumptive Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden has selected a running mate Biden. St's making an announcement about his potential VP sometime this week names that have floated around include California senator, Kamala Harris, and former US ambassador to the UN and national security. Adviser Susan Rice in announcement may come as soon as today. Well, how Secretary of State Frank Larose Says they're preparing for a higher rate of absentee voting for the general election in November Mindy coronavirus pandemic speaking on MSNBC leroux said there are four safeguards in place to make the absentee process secure their four important safeguards that we have in place. You know we don't mail ballots everybody we require you to request it and authenticate that you are who you say you are. Voters must request about improve their identity with a social security number or driver's license number. Additionally, Roe says, they have a system in place that allows voters to track their ballots once mailed as a threat of the pandemic threatens to run right into twenty twenty. One researchers are rapidly throwing time and money at learning as much as possible about Kobe nineteen. The Cleveland Clinic has been awarded a second grant from the American Heart Association. Totaling one hundred, thousand dollars covid nineteen research. The Heart Association has shown hopes of providing doctors with the information they need to study the cardiovascular impact of the virus with more than seven hundred fifty submitted proposals. Three additional recipients received one, hundred, thousand dollars each for Covid, nineteen heart and brain health research I'm Julie Holiday Wti News. There's more info on the grant up at W. T. A. M. Dot Com White House economic adviser. Larry cudlow says, it's now up to Democrats as to whether stimulus negotiations ever resume. We are willing to sit down as long as it's a serious negotiation thus far it has not been serious. The NAGAS democratic numbers are way too high. We are not going to just split the difference. Kudlow says the White House wants to see an extension of the paycheck protection program and also the trump administration's interested in giving Americans and. Other stimulus check and it appears Major League Baseball could adopt a bubble environment for the POSTSEASON ESPN also reported in the league, centered about possible hubs and New York Chicago or southern California a mixed bag on Wall Street today the Dow currently up nearly point seven percent. That's one hundred ninety points the Nasdaq down point six percent that seventy one points and yes and P. Five, hundred up point one percent that's just four points. Now W. T., a. m. Sports and Co takes the hill tonight is the tribe welcomes the Chicago cubs to town for a two game series plug go gets the start in place of Mike Cleanser who's under quarantine after breaking covid nineteen protocols over the weekend. In Chicago good news skipper Terry Francona is going to be back in the DUGOUT. 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The Indians have also reinstated Tyler Nick Win from the injured. List and recall the lefty Logan Allen demand. So some breaking news out of progressively yeah. We'll go into the police act club injure situation a little later in the show but as we were planning on talking about it out of the gate, but then the big ten news hit, and during the break I was listening to the Great. Kirk. Herbstreet the ESPN analyst former Buckeyes. A quarterback and he said it's amazing to him how inconsistent the doctors have been from one conference to the other. And herbstreet is not necessarily guaranteeing that. For example, the SEC will follow suit. With the big ten on this remains to be seen what the other four, the power five conferences do. He also asked questions such as what do you do with the players in the fall? What do you do with these football players in the fall and what are the requirements to play in the spring I? Mean that's a great question. You know and others of asset to taxers to the two, one, zero, nine, five brought to you by roofing does there need to be zero percent colon in the spring? I mean what's the threshold? What's the were yet to find out? It's going to be interesting. We moved to the celebrity hotline. The Great Rob. Wall Gate is whether it's rob. How are you my friend? While Dennis our you rob. How are you digesting the news that the big ten is cancelling the fall football season But when it comes to the sports in general don't we operate each and every sport by set of rules by set of guidelines The thing about this is no one tells us what the rules are going for. No one tells us what the end game is. What's the rules have spring sports or football in the spring? Two zero percent. We have to be better than we are now because we're much better now than we were in March and April remember I think we're on day one, fifty, two of our fifteen days the flat the. How much more does the curve have to be flattened to get back this aside to get our kids in school we listened to doctors from around the country. They say, if we don't put kids back in school, we're going to have a lot more drug abuse. We're going to have a lot more emotional abuse. We're missing people admit readily they're missing out on the they're not being able to quickly diagnosed child abuse in the home because. These are the ones who can track that down who know about who see those warning signs, how many kids are suffering because we're not putting them back in the classroom. So when it comes to college football I think we're going to see the change of sports in the NCWA as we know moving forward. If they don't get on the right track I, think the SEC will play I think the ACC play and I think you're gonNA see Iowa Nebraska Ohio state and some others trying to break ranks and still play this fall that is You know what that is a distinct possibility. Ravi. From what I've heard I can tell you though as far as the conferences go you asked what will the rules be I can tell you the end game in my opinion is simply going to be a vaccine were all these presidents and chancellors boards of trustees are confident that it resume Well, when we look at the success rate of the influenza vaccine, what does the success rate of the COVID vaccine has to be to be considered a successful? Number one number two, if someone's already had tobin, which means they would have the antibodies isn't that in essence what vaccine would be doing is providing the antibodies to that person providing the virus to that person to fight it off would they need to take the vaccine? Relic answer. These questions? No one's talking about them. Everyone's just kicking. The can down the road and not realizing what needs to happen. You know what needs to happen. We need to have heard immunity more people are going to have to continue to get this for this virus to run its course because we lock ourselves inside for six months when we come. Out Guess what the virus is going to be there waiting us, we just have to be smart about it and protect the most vulnerable and rob will wrap with you with this I find it fascinating at the players. The coaches in the big ten were screaming from the hilltops we WANNA play we wanNA coach and the administrator said not. Making. Demand they allowed players to opt out there letting players opt out they would listen to the college kids that didn't WanNa play. Why didn't they listen to the? That wanted to play. Why didn't they say you're responsible enough to make the decision to play they only they only want to listen to the college kids when they're making the decision, the administrators wanted to make hay academia has always hated sports all these professors all across the country. This is their dream scenario. They hate that these universities get TV time for sports they hate that these these university build these. Montross ities stadiums for sports bring people on campus. This isn't administrators and in academia professors dream to eliminate sports, they're loving it all across the country inside halls on college campuses, and by the way they're not playing the spring season I. Think they're bad out there to try to. Calm people. They're not planning spring season. Well, Hey, let's the SEC has always believed that they're better than everyone else it what they do right they walked around with that ship on their shoulders. You're telling me they would love nothing more than to play football this fall and a look up to the north and say, Hey, boys, how come you guys didn't play how come you didn't play. You weren't topping up the pledge the SEC plan I believe that well and rob it was one of the things that Jensen. Lois and myself were discussing yesterday you talked about breaking ranks I mean is there a scenario where Ohio state Michigan Michigan State break ranks and play Lsu, and Bama and Auburn. What that's if that happens and I think it very well could can you imagine the TV revenue put them in Pod? Let them play pool play then have a big tournament at the end. This could change the way that the NCAA can eliminate the NCAA 'cause you could have the power five minus the PAC twelve, you could go with the power four. And it could change college football. For the rest of the time I mean, there would be a way to do this. The problem is is it could have a trickle down effect when you look at college basketball when you look at these other sports, all these other sports are funded these major universities by the revenue from football and men's basketball. Those are just facts. That's how it works radio and TV contracts bowl revenue have a year but. who gets paid and where does the money come from Rob Walgade thank you so much for checking in. Hey thank, God. To. Demand for trim on newsradio WTA contests. The, Mitro. Sano show on Newsradio W. T. am eleven hundred demand for trip along side Karm Angelo. Double A. Anthony Alfred on the other side of the glass. Kyle with news Libya with traffic CARMAN's running down Indians manager Terry Francona for an interview in the four o'clock Hour Tito returns to dug out tonight after an eight game absence, the Indians face the Chicago cubs. You heard Carmen earlier. Mentioned that. Zach police back and Mike Clovinger have been placed on the restricted list. Please sack and clovinger to members of Indians. Fantastic rotations and they are two players who made bad choices this weekend in Chicago where the Indians played the white sox. please. Sack after starting winning. Saturday violated covid nineteen pandemic protocol and went out with some people who know. He was busted by the Indians and or MLB security scolded and put into quarantine he subsequently apologized. Didn't end there though clovinger essentially doubled down on the police act fiasco by going out as well reportedly with police. Except, that nothing came of it until Monday. Why? Because clemenger conducted business as usual including a team meeting before Sunday's game where he defended police AC and accompanying the team on the plane ride back to Cleveland. Who knows if clever ever would have fast up on his own? To me, it's remarkably tone-deaf. Behavior. Especially when you realize that it's not as though police Atkin clovinger were blindsided by any of this, any of these protocols, any of the concerns. They've already had a teammate delight shields. Dealing with Colvin nineteen. They had the fron meal Raya Situation. Where he was scolded and recognize his mistake. For not wearing the mask. They've seen what's happened to the MARLINS. They've seen what's happened to the cardinals. Both teams had their seasons put on pause because of an outbreak. In the roster. The cardinal still haven't come back the MARLINS HAVE And you had rob Manfred. In the early stages of this season, telling all the teams. Hey, you got to be careful here. These players have got to be vigilant. Otherwise we might have to cancel the season. There are so many different things to talk about regarding Zach and club number one. Obviously, I'm highly disappointed in both of them. Okay. The fact that my clovinger did not solve report to the team after Zach Pot. That's that's horrendous. The fact that he got on that plane and came home after something night's victory over the White Sox we have a Guy Carlos Carrasco who courageously compromise your courageously battled leukemia starting last spring the Spring of twenty, thousand hundred he was on that plane for Mike Levinger to get on that plane knowing that he was out and possibly putting not only cookie but also the rest of his teammates endanger that really really bothers me and if I'm the major league office I step in and obviously he and Zach Renault on the restricted list place there. By, the club if I'M EMMA BE I step in and make it an even harsher penalty. Yeah. Calm and you wonder in the era of Cova what what exactly is the dynamic force suspensions I mean would the NBA it would be able to come in over the top of the Indians and say okay in addition to whatever you're doing we're going to do this then the Major League Baseball Players Association I they would obviously vehemently fight whatever further punishment came down I get that but you can't do it. You talk about the Marlins and what they endured the Saint Louis Cardinals. During? Yeah. They're not playing and the fact that club got on that plane Sunday night after extra inning win and put not only hits. But someone who is said, immuno-compromised him cookie Carrasco endanger that it just boggles my mind to one six, five, seven, eight, eleven hundred is the number taxes show to one zero, nine, five texts brought to you by absolute roofing we want to hear from you Indians fans or. Baseball fans in general. What is your reaction to what happened with police AC and cleven injure over the weekend in Chicago I do I agree with Carmen at the club injure situation is so much more perplexing than the Police Act One is because An not defending police act here because he knew the rules do and he admitted yes. But he you know he had pitched that day and he had friends. In the neighborhood and so you can see it a little bit but clemenger knowing full well that he had violated the protocols knowing full well that he reportedly was with police act goes ahead and but on the plane and we know that planes regardless of commercial or private or whatever notorious for their lack of air circulation problematic air circulation in planes. And he goes ahead with that. What what did he think he wasn't going to be caught. You know that there wasn't GonNa be any punishment or anything. So it's very, very head-scratching, and of course, we're GONNA ask Terry Francona in the four o'clock hour about the fact that two of his. Rotation pieces are down and here's the I don't even know that the Indians I wouldn't say don't care about winning in this case, but they're more concerned about protecting their team they're willing to lose games if that's what it takes it's not like they're saying, oh no, we've lost two really important pieces are rotation. We gotTA figure out a way to get bigger. It's absolutely bigger than that I we're going to open by going to Pete Pete in Brecksville you're on Newsradio WTI eleven hundred goal. Carbon. A you're cool about carry over in the Akron internal. dyers the second one that was already tried to prove the get the DONNAS gets no out the dogs. Trying to prove them wrong. So here's the whole thing. That these dogs can be stationed at particular locations at different stadiums. And and They're already finding out that you don't even have to swab or anything like that. They just walk through particularly area and they pick up laugh. They're trained to pick up a way for a breeze of Kobe's nineteen and they'll file that that will happen to. To the preponderance Saudi, the actual smell. So they'll determine what person has probably nineteen what person doesn't have Kobe's anything. and. So now you Kington Baseball, Games football games and you can't even get into by. You can't playing divide unless you get checked by the dog there that's been trained to check Koby King. It's crazy I. I'm very familiar with Gary Broberg and the articles that have been written about him There is scientific data to back up exactly what you're saying, Hey, look dogs are used to sniff out drugs. WHO's the say that they can't sniff out Kovic? And who's the say that down the road there may may not be or maybe dogs Stationed outside of stadiums. For people that are coming in for football basketball or even arenas for bask- football baseball and basketball. It sounds crazy but it does make sense. There is data that is backed up that theory. It. In the article, it showed that the dogs are detecting it on her percent actress. You can't even get that from the test. The test gets thirty, forty percent on the seventh generation catch. You got so many false negatives. It's all about money. You know what that what, that? Well as far as the accuracy and the advocacy I don't know they're saying one hundred percent I don't know that to be true. But there is reason to believe that these dogs indeed can sniff out the coronavirus in human beings paid. Thanks for the call really appreciate it. We'd go to Steve in Cleveland you're on the trick show gaup. About Coventry Zach. Well, pleased that he didn't get. The same thing is. What's I'm sorry I said that. There's no difference between Coventry and I think please that got caught. If he didn't get caught, he would have went right back to his Rome and did the same thing that governor did. I don't believe either one of them would have self reported I'm in agreement with that demand. I hear you. Yeah. They probably would have done the same. THANK YOU Steve William in Cleveland your add the trip show go. You guys doing. You know it everything has gone on sports most. Voluntarily nobody put guys who right here to go out and play to go to work or doing. One thing is a decision for individual with visited the sad when they're to deal with, they're not GonNa do not just from what please atkin clever John Deere. Before all of us period, we don't need a police state which they tell dictate to the weekend we can't do and that's what it's coming down to. If one thing they use a lot of false information, you get this stuff across in the first place. In order to forced to do things that we're doing. And that's all you know that they're leading us down a path which they want to take control us as individuals. William. Thank you so much for the call. Really appreciate it. We Are we're doing the trip show here, demand infra travel with Carmen on the other side of the glass. Here's Kyle with the news. Demand. It's three thirty four bay ten presidents voting to delay the college football season until the spring it's the first of the power five conferences to announce would not play this fall speculation about Joe Biden's running mate is getting hotter. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is expected to announce his pick some time this week including soon as possibly today. A White House official says, the administration is willing to forego more money to get a stimulus deal done treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin comments come after both parties have traded shots amid the ongoing negotiations, Akron public schools, the lane, the start of the year and extra curricular activities. Students will start going back and he staggered fashion depending on the grade the circling back on September ninth all athletic events and practices are delayed until at least I told her I in around thirty raccoons and fifty cats removed from a home a. FERN hearst avenue in Parma August fifth is part of a hoarding case Parmenides. Animal Control was tipped off getting an email about the home charges are pending your three news forecast from Mr hero hunt butter cheese day weather center. Here's Jason Fraser while this afternoon will warm up to the mid eighties a slight chance for afternoon, rain shower role tip down into the sixties tonight partly cloudy skies tomorrow see a high temperature in the middle eighties. Again, this report is brought to you by the podcast the pizzas dot net. Mitra Sano show on newsradio. Wt Am eleven hundred demand for trivial onside Carmen Angelo W Anthony Alfred on the other side of the glass would news Lydia with traffic. During Kyle's news just recently one story in particular. Just absolutely floored me and made my ears bleed double aid. You have that courtesy of Kyle. Dozens of cats and raccoons were removed from a home in Parma recently Parma Heights animal control officer say they're part of a hoarding case the group was tipped off to get an email about the home on first avenue with shed and the backyard that Hedberg coon stored inside on August fifth the Cuyahoga County health inspector came and discovered the deplorable conditions around thirty records and fifty cats were being held hostage charges are pending I mean. You got to be kidding me except for the fact that as trim set. He's living in a world that he does not understand. You know it's funny. The they've been the story is it's horrible but have you ever seen the show hoarders I believe it's on the network I've tried to avoid it. Okay. Actually. I. Just I just started watching it about a month ago and there was an episode where this woman had upwards of a hundred cats in her home and it was disgusting and many the many of the cats that she had over the years passed away and she kept them in her refrigerator. It was absolutely disgusting. It's horrible. This is not this is not I. Hate to say it's not out of the ordinary I mean, this is rare but it happens and we shouldn't be surprised We should understand the the world were truly living in no hoarding of animals is acceptable in any way shape or no way why? Why The raccoons? What? What is that? What are you trying to accomplish I have no idea gotta be kidding me to one, six, five, seven, eight, eleven hundred is the number text and show to one zero, nine, five text brought to you by absolute roofing. When we came on the air breaking news ESPN, sang the big time was gonNA cancel. It's fall football and that turned out to be true the big ten verified. As expected, the texters were not happy with that decision. You know the administrators panic the suits overreached and on non it went. Nobody's happy. It seems about this decision by the big ten wait and see what happens with the other power five conferences. WanNa know what you guys. Thank you. Guys and gals think about that decision to six, five, seven, eight eleven hundred also the Indians play starting pitchers that police and Mike cleven John restricted list because they violated covid nineteen protocols while the Indians were in Chicago over the weekend playing the White Sox do you think that's sufficient and? Is it possible that MLB comes in over the top of the Indians and says, you know what? Because of the times we're living in? We're going to attack on that one additional punish I think that could be a very good possibility. Maybe the MLB makes an example out of CLEMENGER and sack. Look the Miami Marlins they had the brakes slammed on their season. The Saint Louis Cardinals hadn't played in what nearly two weeks correct. So that's the world we're living in. In on additional. I believe the cardinals are still at five games played. So other three to I mean I I'm not sure how it's GonNa happen how this season is GonNa end but at least it's still going and the Indians are playing the the cubs, and we'll discuss this further. We have Terry Francona, Indian skipper on about four twenty five, and this is his return after missing the last eight games dealing with that gastrointestinal issue one, six, five, seven, hundred, eleven hundred, we go to Matthew in Medina. Show Go. Good afternoon Sir thank you for taking my call. I've got to say you may not like I when I was young I had chicken pox I mumps I had. Measles. I had Flu And my brother had the same thing and we were we didn't shut down the country. Because we had that we were quarantined, we couldn't go to school however this whole thing. And this includes you and you may not like it but you're making a mountain out of a molehill here and how how long are we going to put up with this crap of being stuck in our homes can't do this can't do this. If I was these I call village and talk to the people in the football department and they are going to play their games and they're gonNA play. Rocky. River to so what I'm saying that's not make a mountain out of a molehill. Here's what you do. Your turn everybody get rid of the governor I gotta go. And So they can you sound just like him and I'm sorry if you like him. But anyhow. So weekdays. Myself. The both of you sound a lake. So okay I'm not done yet won't be long. Let us do what we WANNA do. Who the hell is governor think does he is he these are his children. Everybody's got to be wearing a mask I'll tell you right now ninety three years old and I wear a mask and we're going out for lunch and I won't ask with me either if they don't like it then they know what they can do a thanks for your time and Well I. Don't think you're as bad as Mike but. Not Too far. Thank. God bless and don't forget. This thing is not. What a Durham making it out to be this guy's a control freak and that's what the hell's. The football players got to play football to these kids that are being destroyed. In their last year of football, and this would give them a chance to maybe get a scholarship and go out and now destroying their lights. As a matter this. Down there and Columbus, you know he he should be locked up. You know. Having. Thank you very much for the call and congratulations beating back all those who is a super fact He had measles, mumps, chicken pox flu awesome job at Matthew was mentioning this to it came up in the debate about whether the power five should cancel their fall football slate whether the nineteen twenty, twenty, one year old. Male in the case of football. Is A kid. Or a young adult. And if he's a kid, then you want to keep them out of harm's way and the adults WanNa come in and say, this is what's best for you. If he's a young adult, why can't he make that decision for himself as to whether he wants to play? Oh, absolutely I mean if they're emancipated, they should have the ability to decide whether they play my son's. Football season was canceled. He plays Saint Mark didn't have a rugby season in the spring didn't have baseball in the spring and summer. Now he's missing out on football call me a bad parent but I've looked at the numbers. Okay. Is there a risk? Yes. There's a risk heatin come down with corona virus but when his football season was canceled on top no baseball. No rugby. It. Tore my heart out for him and he an all of his teammates and all of their parents we all want to play now were you know were scrambling we're trying to get on other teams throughout Cyo because Saint Mark's pull the plug and we're not very happy at two, one, six, five, seven, eight, seven, hundred, Texas show two, zero, nine, five specific to football. Yes. Players when they put the pads on and put the helmet on take a risk, every single snap that they're going to be injured more. So than a lot of sports but certainly when it comes to concussions without a dad that is something exhibit. Eh unfortunately, you know about it common. But when you're talking about the long term effects of concussion, other words, you can be dogged by something that happened to you. When you were in your teen years, you can be dogged by fifty years later. Absolutely. But you knew that when you sign in yes. The argument for play for letting the players play football, the college players. Yes, there's a risk to your body with Kovac. It might be long term risk but. If you're player and you're responsible enough young adult, you should be allowed to make that call. Yes. There are inherent risks to football players whether it's a concussion or Kobe. US To make the decision and obviously you had Trevor Lawrence Justin fields, many other high profile college football players coming out and saying, let us play you at Jim Harbaugh Ryan Day. Nick. Sabin other coaches from power five conferences that have urged these chancellors, these presidents and the commissioners of their respective conferences to let them play because yeah, there is risk. The risk is minimal to catch corona virus on the football field and with healthy young adults I'm all for letting them go forward and strapping it up and getting after Saturday's demand for trip alongside Carmen double and the other side of the glass. Woody station. To. Reality. Do. Sano show on. W. T. am eleven hundred. Van In for trip alongside Carmen Angelo Aa Anthony Alpert on the other side of the glass after the show today is the Ken. Ganley Kia tribe insider brought to you by myself. Angelo and then Indians warm up with Jim Rosenhaus ahead of. Indians cubs so happy to know that Terry Francona will be back in the dugout tonight when the Cleveland Professional Baseball Club faces those cubs at progressive field. Now, wait a second is that are you being clairvoyant? With what happened with the Washington redskins and all this controversy you just call them the Cleveland Indians based professional baseball. Thinks that the name will be changed that at some point but Tito's mistake gains because of gastrointestinal issue, it was a problem that resurfaced when the Indians were in Minnesota. Any. President Chris Antonetti set at the time that Tito has been dealing with it since. Spring. Training. I've got to believe that Terry Francona would not be back in the dugout if the Indian doctors didn't have a treatment protocol in place or otherwise, it made progress in treating whatever the ailment is we will try to we're trying to run down Terry Francona in the four o'clock hour at which point we'll, of course, ask him about his. Health situation the unions have been in capable hands with inner manager Sandy, Alamar, junior, who not long ago was a manager in waiting. Perhaps Sandy Alamar junior is supposed to be the successor to Tito when teed eventually decides to retire and yes, I said retire. Take this to the bank. This will be Terry Francona is last stop as a manager, and he will decide when it's time to exit. He's never going to be fired by Cleveland Santos. Alamar? Incredibly well respected in the game and by his team and the Indians played hard for him as expected but the bottom line is Terry. Francona will be enshrined in Cooperstown. Someday he is among the best if not the best manager in baseball the Indians Need Terry Francona if they want to achieve great heights. Focusing on Terry, Francona return to the dugout takes my mind off the match up in the field. That is Indians v cubs. Basically, I get sick to my stomach mentioning those two teams in the same breath. That's because, of course, the nightmare of the two thousand, Sixteen Fall Classic Roars back into my conscious mind. Yes i. know the Indians and cubs have played each other since then in two thousand eighteen, I'll concede that it was more painful when the season series unfolded that year. But today, I can't get the images out of my mind Carmen Angelo when I say two thousand sixteen world series. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Three one. Got To seal the deal period. That's it. Double A. Anthony Alford when I say two thousand sixteen world series. What's the first thing that comes to mind complete? It was so much fun but incomplete well, unfortunately, it wasn't incomplete. Finish in the wrong way I agree with Carmen, I think of three want and I think the next right after that I think Dexter Fowler. Leading off game seven with the Homerun Corey Kluber and I was like. A. Boy you know. This is not going to go well and It makes me sick to my stomach as I said because number one lifelong. Indians fan I grew up in northeast Ohio die mostly dying with the Indians baseball. You know in the seventies into the eighties I was a college in the Chicago area North Western. Living and dying with every inning on sports ticker back. Then with the Indians Games got into fights with my body's there when. The Indians were play the white sox. So I've got Indians seemingly in my blood and on top of that as I said, I went to northwestern and made friends with guys who are die-hard cubs fans sure and so in that matchup occurred, it was like one of us is going to have this misery continue and and it turned out to be me and I just can't I cannot. Once the Indians play the cubs as case now and it was wasn't the case in two, thousand, eighteen, all these memory start rushing back another thing that comes to mind with that world series. Dennis's following Raja's. The rain delay that speed bump. That was look. I'm not making excuses for our boys but we had the Mojo going and that rain delay it and it seemed like it the of us to a degree did not what was it something neighborhood of Eight to eleven minutes? Yeah. It's one of those micro rain delays and. Yeah. The Cub said that It definitely gave them a chance to regroup regret calmed down regroup a little bit hayward called the team meeting during that rain delay if you recall and he fired everybody up and look what happened. Okay, and we just got some some more breaking news courtesy of AA. Relying the news that the PAC. Twelve is postponing its season. All according to multiple reports via ESPN. We'd said that at the top of the show big ten. Is going to cancel its fall season mountain. There's no other season. It's football season in the fall and then try to play in the spring I. Say Good Luck with that. You'RE NOT GONNA you're top-flight players are not gonNA play especially when they're getting ready. For the NFL draft and I. Think you know if you they're all always unintended consequences. If you think you're gonNA play in the spring. Then why are you telling me that you're all about to safety and health and wellbeing of the student athlete when you're going to be trying to play a spring season? And then a mini break and then play again in the fall they're not planning in the spring Dennis who seasons in one calendar year is ridiculous. They're not playing in the spring they're just saying that to try to appease and try to pacify keep people from a going bananas but I disagree entirely that they're gonNA play spring sees then this now the PAC twelve with them pulling up stakes this is the fourth domino to fall mid American conference on Saturday mount to. The MAC and the mountain West but they got the ball rolling and today. The big ten comes out and now the PAC twelve, the PAC twelve in my opinion isn't even a power five conferences. Opinion Carmen, I think the keys to this whole thing in the coming days or hours as the case may be the SEC and the ACC, and of course, you could save big twelve to the ACC. They have the two marquee coaches. Still, going because days out but. Nick, Sabin for the crimson tide and then dabble sweeney for the Clemson Tigers. They also have the marquee player. Entire car college football with Lawrence, the quarterback at Clemson. So it'll be really fascinating to see what the SEC and the ACC does and I guess what the big twelve does is well, then ACC doesn't play a you. You eloquently stated that Justin fields he's gone lawrence. He's definitely gone I mean after his freshman year which he was not eligible for the draft, but he would have been the number one player taken in the entire draft after his freshman year when they won that. National title. Text the to one zero, nine five have been pouring in all afternoon the text box brought to you by absolute roofing Breaking News Ohio State joins the SEC awesome I. Mean You Rob Wall Gate had mentioned I wonder what the possibility is That Ohio state or another You heard. Nebraska. When the rumors came out that the big ten with shutting down the brass was supposedly one of the no votes and they were saying, oh we WANNA play we wanna play and I always supposedly the other no vote. Can a big Tintin goal. In this case we talked about it yesterday and Jensen brought it up who knows I I don't. I don't know but I could see Ohio state playing in Lsu or an Auburn Aura Obama. Coaches WanNa play we gotta we gotTa do a lot more research into that but it was brought up by somebody on the national level yesterday Jensen and myself talked about it while we filled in for Trivia Sturday, it is a possibility, but we got to see. If. It's if it's allowable by one thing that we got a no is. Dennis the NC. Aa. It can't cancel. Seasons. It's up to these conferences correct. The NCAA can cancel the tournament which did with March madness. But who knows we might see Ohio state break ranks we might see Michigan break ranks Scotty Rawson Burton Nebraska cornhuskers bra break ranks taxes. If the big twelve decides to shut down Texas, they WANNA play football obviously swinney his Clemson Tigers WanNa play football who knows but it is a possibility that they could form a super conference possibly and play this fall demand for trivial onsite, Carmen Angelo Aa on the other side of the glass. Here's Kyle with the news. The four, zero, five, Bay, ten presidents voting to delay college football season until the spring, it's the first of the power five conferences to announce. It would not play this fall the bank twelve as you just heard recently following suit Nebraska coach Scott Frost has hinted as team may play anyway while Penn state coach James Franklin said in a tweet, he supports his players desire to play this fall and will exhaust all options for them in the. Meantime former VP Joe Biden is nearing an announcement on his selection for a running mates. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has reportedly made his decision and could make the announcement sometime later today the White House reportedly willing to offer more funding for coronavirus relief bill according to Treasury Secretary Steve. MNUCHIN it's a sign negotiations are moving forward albeit slowly Senate, Republicans had offered a one trillion dollar plan at first but MNUCHIN TOLD CNBC they're open to compromising. CLEVELAND CITY Council may launch an investigation into special interest groups that are critical of Cleveland public. Power at issue is whether clevelanders I or consumers against deceptive fees had a role in passing house bill six the law bailed out energy harbors Davis Betsy and Perry nuclear power plants but rolled back renewable energy requirements that some city leaders say makes Cleveland public power less competitive than other electric companies. I'm Rob Bailey wgn news a northeast Ohio woman who doesn't want to be told to wear a face mask is getting her message across thanks to social media videos of an operatic Aria. Point gone viral including one video shot over the weekend at planet fitness. In manner where she insisted that under the state's mandate, she doesn't have to wear masks etta gem. Is that you do not have to wear a face me when you are. Not with you please leave me alone bears also seen in a video she shot herself at a BNB office where she was also told the put on a face mask relieve and she continued to argue that it was only a state mandate and not a law for people to wear face covering and a major rock bands going to do a concert here in northeast, Ohio and all over the country at drive in theater. metallica being featured in the encore drive in nights series they knew metallica concert film specifically for the big screen, it'll be shown Saturday night August twenty ninth most tickets go on sale this Friday the closest theater to Cleveland showing it will be the Mayfield Road drive-in outside Shardan drive ins showing Italica in Barbara Wadsworth Warren Mansfield in Norwalk. Each ticket purchase admits six people per car and includes four digital downloads of metallica album. I'm Tom more WTA news and we're in the red on Wall Street the Dow currently down point four percent. That's one hundred four points. The Nasdaq down nearly one point seven percent. That's one, hundred, eighty, five points and the S. and P. Five hundred zero point eight percent. That's twenty six points. Sports. Takes. The Hilton tribe welcomes the Chicago cubs to town for a two game series. PUTT go gets the start in place of Mike Levinger who's under quarantine after breaking covid nineteen protocol over the weekend in Chicago both Clemenger and fellow starters. Police Act have been placed on the restricted list by the club first pitch right here, seven ten, and also on our free iheart radio, APP and good new skipper Terry Francona. He's going to be back in the DUGOUT. Tito missed the past eight games while dealing with a gastro intestinal issue on the home of the Indians and Cavaliers Carmen Angelo Newsradio W. am eleven hundred. Traffic and weather together mornings and afternoons SEAVER SECURITY DOT COM. Mitro Sano. Show on newsradio. Eleven hundred. Love to hear that tune from. Anthony output on the other side of the Glass Mr Roberta. Keep. It coming baby. Demand, for trip. Waiting Carmen, on the other side of the glass waiting. Waiting. Cab. Sounds so cool about that intro carbon looking at me like. For March he doesn't like who thinks this. Took a think. Okay. Think I. Just know it's Mr. bottom I write a. Bottle. Yes. I don't know much about music but I know that tyranny I love it. What six, five, seven, eight, seven, hundred Texas show to one, zero, nine, five text brought to you by absolute roofing. I'd mentioned how you know I get the shakes and the stomach aches when I think Indians cubs two thousand sixteen world series the textures have come in and just been brutal. They say flat out it's a joke three one and one of the textures mentioned we have so much fun. At the expense of the Golden State Warriors. We always talk about Oh you blew three one lead on this well we. One. Series. And game five unions were up in game five at railway. I'm not gonNA use the word choke I'm going to be a little bit more diplomatic. Got To seal the deal when you're up through one doubt, I mean I go back to oh seven, three, one against the Boston Red Sox we win that fourth game. We got the Colorado rockies weight force. Are you kidding me would've spoke them I've had I've had issues with that whole world series in, but the word show. Quoting attacks there but. I don't like to use the word with a professional athlete because when we have to go see them, we have to go interview him Oh you call me a choker. Really. Okay I got that's a different word. That's a different level word Yeah I've I've got respect for ball players and baseball has got to be the hardest game play I mean the reason why I never succeeded past high school couldn't hit a curve ball. Carmen. Angelo has rundown. Terry. Francona for four forty correct forty also have some more breaking news in MLB. Yeah. We have the little dust up between the Astros and the Oakland Athletics Ramon Larry on Oh he was hit twice in that game and ultimately led to a bench-clearing incident in which Laureano charged the Houston Astros dugout after hitting coach. HOUSTON. Hitting coach Alex Cintron, said something to him. Laureano said central made a comment about Laureano zone mother and that's when he went beserk and central has now been suspended for twenty games. Laureano has received a six game suspension which I believe that's totally unfair. Number, one Lori that dude got some serious onions when you charge a Dugout, be the chances of you getting the boots put are pretty good. He's got some serious stones but Laureano he was hit twice in that game charges their dugout, get six games. Alex Syndrome gets twenty games and they should have suspended central for the rest of the season. Yeah, I was ridiculous. What's happening with the the Houston Astros getting away with their pitchers getting away with hitting guys and then but nobody's allowed to hit the astros because dusty Baker says, you're not allowed to hit my guys even though every player in the League not not wearing an astros uniform wants to get. Some payback against the cheaters. More, breaking news this on a national news scale. Kamala Harris Senator from California the Democrat. She has been picked as Joe Biden's running mate. Senator Kamala Harris Democrat California has been picked as Joe Biden's running-mate. Carmen Angelo, your initial reaction to that news. These are people that didn't have very good things to say about one another during the presidential campaign when Harris was still a Canada I wonder if the heads of the DNC said, okay, this is how it's going to be now you guys play. Nice. Kiss each other's backsides your ticket it's not a surprise. Whatsoever Joe Biden wanted to select a woman the Democrats wanted him to select a woman and he's got Kamala Harris who is a US senator? So Ben Carmen, it has been said that this is the most important vice president pick of all time. Because of the possibility that if by wins. With his cognitive issues. Yes. That the VP is actually going to be the one running the show. Yeah. People say it could be a matter of just months if Biden wants successful in this election that Harris takeover, the top spot Dennis this and I. Didn't know where you leaned. Up until about eight months ago when you went on your diatribe diatribe about. Illegal immigration on Lithium and strip mining and the green new deal. But this is the most important election of our lifetime. It's in my opinion it's capitalism versus Communism Joe Biden wins you you. You got the the Ladder Donald trump wins you got capitalism everybody having the ability to live the American Dream Yeah we'll flesh out that comment because I heard that on the trip show yesterday and I it was jarring to me when you said it's as simple as. Communist capitalism versus communism. So I do want a do want to ask you about that. Listen we're on the trip show or having a blast demand for trip carmen to my right w anthony. Anthony Alfred, other side of the glass here's car with the nose. Olivia with traffic their universe security dot. com. The MITROVA son Osho on News Radio W. T. am eleven hundred demanded for trip Carmen, on my right Aa. The side of the Glass Joe Biden has announced that Kamala Harris will be his running mate on the democratic on the Democrat ticket. To, one six, five, seven, eight, eleven hundred is the number. Texas show to one, zero, nine, five. Text brought to you by absolute roofing, they're pouring in reaction to the news that Comma Harris is Joe Biden's pick I. Ask you this all the liberals out there thirty eight states have Canada. Worldwide iheartradio APP. Do you believe that this? Secures. It for your man, Joe, by that the Joe Biden comal Harris ticket is going to be invincible. In November To the Conservatives or the trump supporters. Does this make you nervous Carmen I know you are a trump supporter does it make you nervous? The Kamla Harris is now the other half of the or the other third. If you will ticket of the Joe Biden situation absolutely, not I got full confidence. Donald is going to win this election and he's going to win it by a larger number of than most people think I. Got Somebody that text in that says does a person have to support? Trump to work at W. T. A. I'm just wondering no I. Support Donald Trump because I believe in national security and what he's done everything this guy ran on Dennis. Okay. He wanted that boost the military boost funding to the military. He did that immigration he wanted to cut down on immigration. We got a wall that's going to be finished here. Shortly on the southern border he wanted lower taxes he cut the corporate tax rate from what thirty seven. Percent to twenty one percent he wants to bring manufacturing back to our country. Okay. I believe in capitalism I believe in safety and security for all of us as Americans. I've got children I look at what's going on in Portland I. Look at what happened in Seattle and Seattle oh by the way, their city council which is led by Democrats just voted to fund their police department I. Look what has happened in New York all over this country. Where there are problems are Democratic leaders I want national security I want a strong economy which we have for Donald Trump oh, by the way in January twenty seventeen, the Dow was at about just shy of nineteen thousand. Now, it's back upwards of twenty, eight, thousand. That's what I believe in I believe in capitalism not socialism not communism does a person after support trump to work at ti I can say on equivocally, no, that is not part of. The process. I had my issues with Donald Trump I am anything but donald trump or a boot licker sycophant. I have a lot of problems with trump but I look at the other side of it the Biden situation and Right now, I'd prefer Donald Trump even as I hold my nose to do it but that doesn't mean I'm like all Donald Trump you know until the ends of the earth I'm allowed to be a free thinker in that way nobody tells anybody here how they're supposed to think what views they're supposed to have. But You're. Allowed to criticize Donald Trump and not be accused. Of You must love Donald Trump here's here's some evidence. Okay, and this is my own little. Straw poll. So to speak I grew up in a very, very democratic family, very pro union pro Labor family, my grandfather The autzen the teens in the twenty s he was one of the guys that led the founding of the United Mine Workers of America. My Dad was one of fourteen children, the siblings that he has left. They were very, very pro union. They were very, very democratic. They now vote and they started in two thousand voting Republican. That's all you need to know. This is not John. Kennedy's democratic. Party. This is not the democratic. Party in which they up in and that's pretty much all the evidence I needed to display harmony I see that and yet why is by rolling along in the polls? He's not you know what? No you're going to look at some of these swing states in Ohio. Okay. That lead is decreasing and one thing about the talk. About, the the silent majority I like to call it the spineless majority because they they won't speak up they won't make their loyalty and intentions known but we are going to see it on November third and I think Donald is going to win this election by a larger number than just about everybody else out there thinks, will it be a landslide? No Willie win by ten percent I believe that's I. Sussman texts to the two one, zero, nine, five brought to you by absolute roofing. I thought for sure. Good. Biden was going to pick Monica Lewinsky No, you didn't go there. Go Biden Harris with an exclamation point. Trump lost the popular vote last election only one electoral college due to several battleground states. In, Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Hey you give me Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin and Florida. All right. You Know Donald Duck. Doesn't pack his stuff if the black vote comes out and all those states as it should, I can't see how trump can realistically went. So two, six, five, seven, eight, thousand, seven, hundred is the number Texas show to one, zero, nine, five we go wait before we. Aren't fired, oh? Oh Yeah. I'm fired up from the two one six brought to you by absolute roofing carbon record unemployment tank stock market down economy all under trump. Texter whoever you may be here she guess what was it happened? It started happening in late February because pandemic but are voters going to be able to compartmentalize especially, the battleground states absolutely. We go to Mike in Cleveland. You're on the trick show on newsradio W tim eleven hundred. Congratulate. President trump for winning this election now that he's GonNa sold up with that choice. And it was very well said I, agree with you completely about the way that you analyze the. You know about the Democrats Democratic Republicans I thought that was excellent sort of the way I feel and I actually believe it is going to be a landslide not Nixon or Mondo got buried but I just can't believe that American people are going to fall for the especially with the problems they're having in Portland in Seattle and defending of the police to me was key kimball losing. Tobacco losing this election. That is a wrong way to go in America because American people don't feel the way only the reason I called is this. have been outside today. and. You guys could onto the stadium a lot on this kind of a night. Football fly out of the ballpark or is it sort of it's not gonNa be humid four would you consider it not being a a ballpark that's GonNa fly the ball? Well, it depends on if that wins blown out the right center, right lot on a win and obviously the warmer weather the ball's going to carry better. But as Carmen said, the wind is the key in that ballpark. Is, because I've been baseball and it was a very old very. Odd over and under the Indian, escape. Nine and a half and ten and. You. Haven't been scoring and it only gets the picture that's got a gre of under one point five John Lester. I just GONNA to take a shot bet this game under I think I'd. Entertainment Purposes, only Let me ask Mike One thing before we cut you loose Mike, I cannot wait for these debates. Obviously the Democrats they don't want in-person onstage debates. Donald is absolutely going to shred Mister Joe Biden. PERSON OF IN CLEVELAND YES September twenty-ninth. Mike. Thank you so much of the call very much appreciated. Here's Kyle with the news. They can demand it's four, thirty four. The wait is finally over presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as named California Senator Kamala Harris his running mate for the twenty twenty election here is had previously run for president against Biden, but dropped out early on in the primary process. If you, WANNA watch. State football, you may have to wait until at least next spring big ten president's meeting today deciding to postpone fall sports including football until then the PAC twelve also following suits east Cleveland police looking for a suspect who shot a woman in the face they say the incident happened before nine thirty. This morning witness saw a male suspect lead. The area of Sean Welton avenues around that time anyone with information should call authorities and over television weatherman from Columbus to Lorain County prison to serve out his sentence. For Child. Pornography Charges Mike Davis pled guilty to his charges which included allegations of uploading sixteen thousand images of suspected porn. Since twenty twelve, he is sentenced to four years at the facility here, three news forecast from the universal windows direct weather center. Here's Jason Fraser while this afternoon can't rule out the possibility of another round of rain showers. We'll see also some peaks sunshine warming up to the mid eighties dipping down into the sixties tonight and seeing partly cloudy skies tomorrow we'll go up to the mid eighties. This report is brought to you by the podcast Pete Dot Com for a free estimate. The Madrid Sano show on Newsradio W. Eleven hundred. Demand for trip carbon to my right Aa Anthony Alfred on the other side of the Glass Kyle with news traffic it's been a wild afternoon so far breaking news on the local and national scale seemingly every ten minutes. We just talked about how? Comma Harris. has been named Joe Biden's vice presidential pick. So. I was asking you to the two one, six, five, seven, eight, eleven hundred and also the text box to one zero, nine five brought to you by absolute roofing. Do you. What do you think of the Camera Harris? Ticket with Joe Biden is that going to be an absolute guarantee for the Democrats? Or do you think that Kamla Harris May? Hurt? Joe Biden ultimately because we do know that Kamala Harris. Ran for president in. Two. Thousand. Excuse me ran for the nomination this nomination and it didn't go. Well, she did not do well at all. Across the board a percentage. Wise. So it is a bit of a risk there to go with someone who struggled to get any traction as recently as this last primary cycle Dave in Mayfield Heights, you're on the trip show. Welcome. Stone first time caller. I don't have a bell, but I I will. Clap thanks, Dave. Hey, whatever the fair and balanced over there. I mean, don't ignore these textures. You know they got some. You know. Are there. Any Democrats over there? It's like one hundred percent trump over there. Not one hundred percent trump, Dave. The station is. I don't hear any as what happened the fair balanced over there. It's all one hundred percent trump over there. You Democrats or whatever. There are I know that for a fact I don't all. I hear it's Trung. All here is you guys all right one, hundred percent. David date first time caller you're not a conservative or you're not for trump here for Biden? Correct. No. It doesn't matter who I'm four. I'm talking about decision being balanced, which is not. It doesn't. Provide, any I'm on. What's that day? The station? The station can't you guys are one hundred percent trump over there that's all. Thanks, Dave, I I'm not going to hear that over and over again I tried to give. David chance to state case to provide the balance that he wants to here on wwl am and he said he wouldn't do itself. I said. All right fine. There's plenty of balance in this building. Trust me on that. KYLE IN CLEVELAND, you're on newsradio W team eleven hundred the TRICIA. Demand. Hey I. wanted to bring up the fact that vision to Notre Dame College. There's my sons never the football team. Between the Mountain East conference and it's a power five conference in Division Two. They are still planning on plan season right now they're looking at six games in the fall coming back and plan four in the spring, but they're not going to start a lot. October first. So that's still in play right now I mean they've been getting updates from the coaches and then conference. So commissioner has been put out dates look for another one here like on the twentieth or twenty first of August to see if it's still ago. How do you think it's realistic to play two seasons in one calendar year would be the case in twenty twenty one. You know what I think they can pull it off but you know as as everyone has said, got the injury situation you know trying to recover and get back and playing another season in the fall that awful awful lot to ask these guys. You know these kids but I don't know I. Think I think they could pull it off I mean I. I don't know if there's too many unknowns with demand. So you know I kinda skeptical skeptical skeptical if it's going to happen anyway. Thank you very much. Appreciate you checking in. There we go to Lawrence and Cleveland you're on the trip show. Your morning good afternoon listen legitimate called before so I'm talking about you being fair and balanced. That's not just logan anywhere. That's box loose slogan. So you don't claim to be fair and balanced you. Just you just claim to be voice for us who are callers basically and back then most of the on air personalities seem to be trump supporters at this point is really not at not shouldn't be an issue because the rest of the people who WanNa call in get a right to call it. I'm just saying this idea and this I'm Gonna I'm I'm going to speak to Biden's pick for is is the t you know? Biden has always been pander. This is this is nothing new. This is his third time running for president. He's GonNa lose, but this is his third time running for office. The last time he ran if I'm not mistaken, he had to drop out because of plagiarism. They kept finding things that in his speeches that he never gave attribution to he was stealing quotes and phrases from speakers and from literature they were here's but he was not acknowledging that they were. Here's I. Mean They weren't here. Buying has had trouble with plagiarism over. Made up stories about him being in the military and and giving Silver Medal Silver Star medals Tokyo soldiers, and all kinds of things like this. We forget because this is back in the eighty. Now Ninety decide he's going to take a black woman to be his running mate. As, a black person. As an American, what industry? What business could you possibly have that you could set out to pick by black person or persons of any specific color sex as the primary qualification and not be called racist and not be fired not lose business. This pandering to black people is remarkable. Now if he thinks that's what's GonNa. If that's what it's GonNa take the black vote he's going to be sorely disappointed. I'm telling you I'm on about in the community a lot at all. You have to get to a black barber shop and you hear the pulse of the neighborhood over the last two years I've watched people in my barbershop including to Barbara's that are there. Turn from being Democrats or against trump or luke warm to being solid Republican Democrat trump's supporters. This is going on on my street I live in a black neighborhood I'm starting to find more people who are speaking out. They're not putting out signs they're not arguing with people they're just going to go out and vote I think that the Democrat Party is going to be in for a shock on November first. So Lawrence, you're not among those, you're not going to react well when you're told by Joe Biden. If, you vote for trump than you ain't black. What he said it anybody anybody except for the most die hard left cultists would have should have been offended and if a black person I'm GonNa, say this if it takes if all it takes for buying the wave, a black woman in the face of black person to get their vote will lost anyway because that is ridiculous. KNEEPADS is not the one. We we we can do better than this. Thank you so much for the call. Really appreciate. Drops in the pads standing, I'll leave that up to. Strong for sure. Here's Olivia with traffic. Radio station. Might Trigger Suzano show on Newsradio. Eleven hundred. Demand in for trip alongside Carmen Angelo, W. Anthony Alfred work in fifteen jobs on the other side of the glass. To privilege and honor to sub, for TRIG, and to be at the palatial wgm world headquarters and independence as expected phone line's lit up it's a Christmas tree up and down given the news that Comma Harris has been named Joe Biden's running-mate on the Democrat ticket for the fall we go to Anthony in. CLEVELAND. You're on the trip show go. Thanks to my car I wanted to say a couple of. Previous callers. the first they had a lot of Merit I. Think Your Radio Station does show a lot of bias doors trump I mean use of job you carry true true. Basically carries the trump water bucket but that that's That's one thing in of itself. Satan elite this Guy Lawrence that. I think you know that was a very distasteful call I think he disrespected a black woman that was just nominated as as a president vice president candidate and you know the kneepads the knee comment show show very. Lack lack of tech in in this tape didn't like it at all Anthony and I I'd like largely what? Until that. You. About nine actually. I. No No Anthony. Dance disrespectful to black female and it was disrespectful to a vice, a vice presidential candidate take. entirely. I agree. For for for him to. A black female how is that pandering? How is how in the hell? Heck that Pantry you know this guy is a phone and I can think of some other plantation name. Today. I want you to go down the road Lawrence went with the pejoratives at the end I did not laugh at that comment I don't I. Miss. I didn't hear it when when he said that and I I left it up to the audiences interpretation. However, they wanted the thing after he said it, I was shocked that he said it. So if you have an issue, Anthony, have it with me do not have it with Dennis and. Quite frankly lawrence set it. and. We have to move on. Yeah. He's. He's got a First Amendment right whether you agree with what he said or disagree if it was tasteful or not tactful, he said it and Dennis should not be taken to task in any way because of what Lawrence, the bottom line though is I was the one that react when I talk about the you know when I hear the criticisms of this station Oh you guys are pro trump. Well, first of all trip, he's not doing straight news. Okay. He's the most influential talk show host in this House Trivia. Talk Show. Yes he's not a journalist. Okay. He's a talk show host of his opinions his opinions align with trump and then so be it that doesn't mean that he speaks for the station. He speaks for W TM eleven hundred when I got hired to do whatever I've been able to do here. No one ever Rate Co program director Ray Davis numbers. Okay what are your political views? Do you fall in line? With the the pro-trump crowd no no. Then that hasn't happened with any of us that that I know of. So I take umbrage with that characterization and by the way the other caller had said, I will gladly entertain liberal calls pro. Biden calls state your case do so without pejoratives without you know sexual innuendo and any of that other stuff and you're welcome to talk to me I I welcome any and all sides of the of the aisle, the the argument, the spectrum. And I've got friends and acquaintances who are who are lefties. I get along with them. Pretty fine. We have you know Bo syphilis debates sometimes but. Were able to just you know separate out just not a big deal to be able to listen to all sides of the argument. We go to. Do we have here. Christina and Rocky River, you're on the trip show. Hi I. Just am amazed by some of the calls that are coming in that are offended that everybody's not jumping up and down with joy for Biden's pick specifically citing disrespect when it's gone that way the other side for the last four years so you can't have it both ways if you can't take it, you know I guess you shouldn't have given it. GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AND IF IF this is trump supporting station. So what there's a lot of them that aren't so everybody deserves an equal time. Christina, what is your thought about the the? Biden Harris ticket overall. Well I, I can't agree with the far left agenda. So I'm. I'll quote Michelle Obama. That would be a reason for my low grade depression. She referred to trump causing her low grade depression. Well, back out you because I don't think it's going to be a good. Not good for people who don't want to go down that route. Christina thank you very much for the call. Much appreciated. We go to. Howard and north royalty and you're on the trick show. A Dad's WanNa hold me over Joe afternoon. Okay. Call back after after the news. I'll hang on okay. We? Go? To. Wayne in Cleveland. Go ahead and Pie. Could Wayne. Measure. Call him back in a little bit. We just have. Breaking. News on the celebrity. Hotline Front so We'll talk to you soon. Actually we will go to our warm line and bring in Pastor Daryll Scott. Pastor Scott a member of president trump's diversity council pastor. How are you this afternoon? Great how about? Doing well, Kamala Harris, the pick four Joe Biden run on that ticket. Number One your initial thoughts. Well. The ultimate pander Joe Biden goes and gets the woman that opposed him in the primary and accused him of being a racist and he requests the she become. He's Alexa as his vice president to prove he's not a racist and the ultimate pander. You know my first thought after that was somebody get me Tulsi Gabbard phone number so I can get her to come back out and destroy check again. Nassar and. into. And that's one of the things when the announcement was I made about an hour ago I told Dennis Mantle off who's with us today fill in for trip These were people that quite frankly is you just said, they didn't have very kind things to say about each other early in the primary season and I'm of the belief that the heads of the Democratic Party said Okay Joe. This is GonNa be who you select or this is going to WHO's WHO's going to run with you and you guys play Nice is that correct? I guess so I don't know what they had behind the scenes maybe joke because of that letter, he got those black celebrities on yesterday but I maybe I'm wrong. So it me if I'm wrong but I can't think in recent memory of any presidential candidate this elected. Vice President from a primary opponent I could be wrong but I just don't remember hearing seeing that happened. She pulled his pass down during the primary, and now she's she's here to to back him and. For, him after all of the. Main antagonists that he had during the primary. Yes. I'm pretty sure pastor Scott President Obama in his first run is initial run. He had hillary as a contender and they were in the. Primary back in two thousand eight not positive about that. It doesn't happen. But that's true. That's true. You're right I'm sorry about that. It is risky for sure and past I wanted to ask you about. What do you think the reaction was from President Donald Trump and I guess vice president might pants when they got the news, the Komo Harris was is going to be running with the job. But I I believe he's not surprise I can remember conversation. I had with him in the. Couple of years ago. And he was wondering who they would try to run against him and we thought that come it would be a possible presidential contender and so I don't think he's proud if it was going to be a black woman. I. Think he had a on her being the one I just couldn't see Stacey Abrams, any of them. They don't have that national profile she has. A profile high but she doesn't have a base she connects with. and you know here's the funny part. She's not African. American, he's. So she's West indies Indian. Alot whatever and. She seems like she's willing to pander even more. Than Hillary Clinton panicked But he thinks this is going to give more credibility with the black community like black million somehow damage with Kamala. Harris no don't know. The black need is not in that. She has too many chinks in her armor. For her to be a formidable candidate Scott I will say this that I saw the bullet points about Kamla Harrison. One of them was first African American and Indian American woman on a national ticket. So that's what I saw from one of the new sources But yeah, I mean clearly Attempted. President. Joe Biden what a slip that's why. Joe. Biden running for president on the Democrat, ticket. Wanted a one he identified he said straight up I, want a woman, and then he winds up with with Kamala Harris Pastor got how do you see the election as we are inside of? One hundred days until November. We're in better say in twenty, twenty, one, hundred days out inside of hundred days out. Then we wanted to twenty sixteen. See buying fading slipping fast. I don't think Kamala Harris what gives him a bump in the polls once again she's to. The candidates here too much checkered past the one thing that Democrats tried to do though and bring her in and proper up token black woman. That they finally came up with you know they're trying to make a difficult that if a white person attacks her then they're racist. And if a black person that attacks their cell up, but that's the that's the narrative that they the same their rate of the black lives matter you. The white person speaks against black lives matter they're racist if a black person speaks against black lives, matter their sell up but. You know she's identified herself with too many things that are detrimental to American society and to be honest there's a lot of white people are not gonNa vote for. Black people. So I don't think she helps his ticket I really don't best. Briefing support and I don't think he up this ticket I. Think she might have made it easier for Vassar Scott. So thank you so very much for checking in with us on a moment's notice really appreciate it. Thanks PESTER. You to. This demand in for trip along side Carmen. Aa. On the other side of the glass will be back in a few. Good afternoon it's five o. six VP Joe Biden as his running mate, and it's California's Senator Kamala Harris Spied announcement in email to supporters. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said in need someone working alongside them. Who is quote smart tough in ready to lead Kamala is that person Harris was the first Indian American second African American woman to be elected to the Senate Harris has been in the Senate since. Twenty seventeen she's a former attorney general of California she was an unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate this year, the big ten tennis postponed its football season presidents and board members for the conference met today to discuss action needed due to the COVID nineteen pandemic they report a plan is not to attempt to play football in the spring back twelve has gone a step further canceling all sports competition through the calendar year. We'll have secretary of state frank larose says, they're preparing for a higher rate of absentee voting for the general election in November amid the coronavirus pandemic speaking MSNBC leroux said, there are four safeguards in place to make the absentee process secure four important safeguards that we have in place. We don't mail about everybody we require you to request it and authenticate that you are who you say you are additionally Leroux says they have a system in place that allows voters to track their ballots wants males well as the threat of the pandemic threatens to run right into twenty twenty. One researchers are rapidly throwing time in money at learning as much as possible about Kobe. The Cleveland Clinic has been awarded a second grant from the American Heart Association totaling one hundred thousand dollars for Covid nineteen research. The Heart Association has shown hopes of providing doctors with the information they need to study the cardiovascular impact of the virus with more than seven hundred and fifty submitted proposals. Three additional recipients received one, hundred, thousand dollars each for Covid nineteen heart and brain health research I'm Julie. Holiday. M. News does economic adviser Larry Cudlow says it's up to Democrats whether stimulus negotiations resume we are willing to sit down as long as it's a serious negotiation thus far it has not been serious the numbers democratic numbers are way too high. We are not gonNA just split the difference kudlow tells Fox News a good chunk of what Democrats are proposing has nothing to do with the copen nineteen pandemic and appears Major League Baseball could adopt a bubble environment for the postseason. Reporting. The League hinted about possible odds and New York Chicago or Southern California finishing the day in the red on Wall Street. The Dow finishing down nearly point four percent. That's one hundred and four points to twenty seven, six, eighty, six, the Nasdaq finishing down. One point seven percent. That's one, hundred, eighty, five, points, ten, seven, eighty, two and the S&P five hundred finishing down point eight percent. That's twenty six points to thirty, three, thirty three. Out of ETA am sports put takes. The is the tribe welcomes Chicago cubs to town for a two game series PUTT. Go gets the start in place of Mike Levinger who's under quarantine after breaking covid nineteen protocol over the weekend in Chicago both Clemenger and fellow starters act police. Act had been placed on the restricted list by the club first pitch right here, seven ten, and also on our free iheart radio APP and good new skipper Terry Francona he's going to be back in the dugout. Tito has missed the past eight games while dealing with a gastro intestinal issue, I'm home of the unions and cavaliers. Carmen. Angel Angelo Newsradio T. am eleven hundred. Traffic and weather together mornings and afternoons on the streets now. Three. A. Mitrova Sano. Show on Newsradio W. T. am eleven hundred demand infra trip Carmen to my right. We are thrilled to be joined on the celebrity hotline by Indians manager, Terry, Francona who return to the dugout after an eight game absence because of the gastrointestinal issue when the Indians face the cubs tonight Tito it is great to have you on. Thanks it's nice to be back I appreciate that it normally what we would say to people is, how are you feeling and it's kind of a throwaway line but when we asked you, how are you feeling we really mean it. Gives us the fullest update you possibly can. I don't think you want to follow the ones. that. You know I felt better that I'll say that I've been battling this for for close to a year and. I've been in and out of the clinic probably five, six, seven times since spring training and try to keep it Kinda Kinda keep a lid on it, but it just kind of overwhelming last week and I just you know I just I just wasn't doing anybody. Any good. So back to the clinic and they've been so awesome. I mean there's such good people there and and and I don't feel great but I'm I'm back and I told the players to the acid. I don't know how this is going to go but I'm GONNA give it by damndest to stay here because I feel like, I I owe it to them and this is where I wanna be but it is Kinda hard my goodness Tito five or six times you had to go back to the clinic I mean how difficult has this been state and went all the way back to Spring Training Yeah and it actually was going back all the way back. Talk told her when I started have problems i. just you know being a little stubborn like new blog didn't really say anything for a while but yeah I've had five or six procedures done and and it's just you know my body being the temple that it is isn't reacting all that well. So. I'm having a tough time but it's it's it's something I gotta deal with and I'm trying I'll keep working at us. Got To ask you this though why would you come back if you're not dealing as close to one hundred percent as you normally do? because. This is my job and I take it very seriously and I. I have a responsibility and the you know like wh when things were happening this week and I wasn't there man I didn't feel good about that. You Know Sandy's happened to deal with it and the coaches and I was not happy about that. So again, it's not like I gotta go out and steal base. I can I can you know I I need to limp a little bit or whatever or use the bathroom and time but I need to try to be here because it's my responsibility. Tito in talking about the developments over the weekend your reaction to the issues with Zach in class and have you had a chance to speak with them. Yeah Yeah. I Have I've talked to both of them and I've actually talked to we talked to the team today. And you know we we. We proactively put them on the In the restricted list. We didn't have to do that from the lake protocols, but because they broke our protocols. We put him under restricted list and we kind of reserve the right to to revisit. We don't know what quite what we're GONNA do. That's just as honest. I can be You know we talked to the players and you know obviously these guys are GonNa have to earn some trust back and and how they do that we we don't quite know yet but I'm sure we'll talk about it more. But what our goal is for tonight is to pay attention to what's on our plate, which is cuts. 'cause they're a handful and selves, but we have time and we'll talk about things as a team like we always do and that's that's what I was trying to get across to my said, we've figured out as a team that's the best way to do it, and that's how we always do and we'll continue to do that Tito based on what you know about. The MLB team dynamic is a possible that Major League baseball can come in and tack on to any punishment that you guys administer police Atkin Clemenger. Nah I don't believe so I don't believe. So I think. Like I said I think we were proactive and I don't think we even had to do this. This was just this was our decision to do this and because they weren't around anybody that was known to be. Positive for colds. So's my understanding that we kind of this. This was our decision, not the lakes right Terry. So while you were down, you're watching your club which takes a nine and seven record into tonight's game. Can you just summarize what you've seen from the India's not just while you were out but the entire season? What is this team? Who is this team? Tennis Seven That's right you. Tendency. SKIP TV. Like Damn I lost the game so more on. Sorry about that Tito. You know what I it's really it's hard to watch because. On TV it looked so easy. It's like, Hey, why is that guy not hitting that ball and then when you sit in the Dugout, you're seeing guy pitch like damn man that guy stolen hard how we gonna hit him. So things really look easier on TV. are pitching has been. Unbelievable are hitting is is not been what we did to be a NATO that it usually has a way of catching up and you'll probably see some of our pitch and come back to Earth and some of our hitters get hot that's usually out happens but I mean you know it's still a team game and at the end of the Tay if we won whatever we did good enough and if we lost whatever we did isn't good enough We'll wrap with spears. We know you have a game to manage about did the did the doctor say to you? It's okay to manage or did you say to the doctors? I gotTA MANAGE No I don't have any I admit I'm not the picture of health but I don't have like lying issues that make me more susceptible to to something serious. You know I mean like that I mean I just have most of my stuff is Kinda orthopedic will related or You know it just it Kinda fallen apart physically it's not necessarily saying that puts you more at risk for what we're going through I. Mean believe me I checked I mean I'm stubborn but I'm not I'm not a complete idiots I probably partly an idiot but not a complete one. Terry Francona, always a pleasure to speak with you. Thank you so much for checking in with us. Ahead of the Indians v cubs at progressive field. Thanks to. Thank you you it while I mean, you talk about some bombs being dropped their. No idea. No. Of the issues for Francona that is breaking news A. Read that anywhere five to six trips to the clinic ended he say he had five or six different procedures. It's that's what I thought. I heard double A. would confirm. But Wow, I mean he's been dealing with this since last last October last October and it's been you know he he was pretty much saying there's no guarantees he gets through this season without having to you know step away again he doesn't have any restrictions but I, mean, he's grinding absolutely grinding it. It was so matter of fact, the way he presented it. Yes. God bless him That's that's news that. Breaking news that people heard right here on the trip shows Tito. I Apologize For short changing your club ten and seven after the victory on Sunday against the White Sox as the Indians face the cubs well I do have to get this and that Tito Francona interview has been brought to you by get tested. Ohio. Dot Com Kobe testing is important to you and your family visit get tested Ohio Dot Com. Aa. What else are we looking at I? Mean did you hear what we heard? Five to six procedures. Yeah. That was pretty loaded. Goodness thirty loaded. I mean I when I said that I the other day I really pray for Terry Francona that everything's okay for the human more so than the manager. I. Guess A. Really kind of because we were all underestimating it without a doubt we underestimated I initially I one of the first thoughts are came to my mind. Maybe he's dealing with an ulcer Obviously, it's much more severe than that for him as I believe he said he had five six different procedures. Yeah and when he? When he left the team in the Minnesota series and went to go back to the hotel that day and missed the game and Sandy Alamar junior became the interim manager. You know there were questions always a sudden onset. By Chris Antonetti saying it traced his to spring training. Yes. That's that was my belief and now Terry Francona saying not just spring training goes all the way back to October of two thousand and nineteen and his stubborn nature kept him from seeking the treatment as. He told us in that interview, but you know what? God bless Tito thank goodness. He's back. I give them a lot of credit for coming back when he's still feeling under the weather is far from one hundred percent from. What we heard just now white. And if Terry Francona had wanted to tell us exactly what the medical community is saying is besetting him he would have but you know we'll leave that to the imagination for sure. All right. This is demand with Carmen and double A. Anthony Alford on the trip show we'll be back in a few. Good afternoon it's five thirty four former VP. Joe. Biden has his running mate. It's California Senator Kamala Harris speaking on MSNBC former Missouri. Senator Claire mccaskill reacts to the news and I just think she's a terrific pick I. think she'll be a loyal and hardworking candidate. She has been under the Click Lights Biden made the announcement in an email to supporters. The presidents of the big ten universities are voting. To delay the college football season to at least the spring, the PAC twelve going a step further canceling all sports through the calendar year so far the majority of Ohio School districts are planning to start classes in person this fall during today's corona virus briefing Governor Dewine said three hundred, twenty, five districts plenty full return fifty, five districts mainly in urban areas will start the semester online at around thirty. RACCOONS and fifty cats removed from a home. A First Avenue in Parma spit as part of a hoarding case, Parma Heights animal control was tipped off after getting an email about the home charges are pending here three news forecast from the Huron butter cheese steak weather center. Here's Betsy. Kling partly cloudy through the overnight mid sixties to begin the day on Wednesday by afternoon under mostly sunny skies will be. Right back into the mid eighties feeling summary on Thursday to with partly cloudy skies and mid eighties. This report is brought to you by spectrum business. Now, more than ever small businesses need the best Internet and phone solutions at their best value and spectrum business is proud to help offering new customers. One month of Internet. Voice TV service for Free Visit Business DOT SPECTRUM DOT com today to learn more. Of course you get traffic and weather together, mornings and afternoons podcasts. The might've Asano show on Newsradio. Am Eleven hundred Demand in portray. Carmen to my right Anthony Alfred, other side of the Glass Kyle with news traffic. Just finished jaw dropping interview prominent I did dairy Francona. It's a crazy day in general and then Terry. Francona just casually drops that he's been dealing with this gastrointestinal issue since last October it's required five or six procedures. He doesn't feel all that good I mean usually when a guy comes back, it's all. Yeah. I'm feeling good to go I'm ready I can't wait. Terry Francona was very realistic about it. He's like no I don't really feel all that. Good. The dugout. Yeah. So You know, and of course, as Carmen brought out during the interview he. Rejoins team that just lost two fifths of its stud rotation. In, please sack and clever because of what they did over the weekend in Chicago and need to plan the white sox violated. COVID NINETEEN Protocols leaving the team hotel. And Terry Francona. Address that to didn't duck anything and here is a quote. Zack Meisel friend of the program does a great job covering the Indians for the athletic. He said Francisco Lindor on Mike Cleven Jer Zach plea sack and being self less quote. We have to sit and look ourselves in the mirror. And it's not about the person we see in the mirror. It's WHO's behind you. The other people it's not about that one person it's about everybody around you the family members, the coaching staff, Carlos Carrasco all the players on teams that are high risk. On, time right now with. With racism with everything this is a time to be self less. This is when we have to sit back and understand this is not about one person's specifically about everybody it's not about your neighbor and your neighbors neighbors. It's about your neighbor and your neighbors neighbors. It's not just you specifically that's Frankie Linda for addressing the. Police AC and clever your situation both suspended listening. You heard Terry Francona say that he didn't think that MLB was gonNA come up over the top of the Indians and add anything to what the Indians do. To. Police Act and club your and correct me if I'm. Wrong common. Terry. We're not sure what the extent of the punishment is going to be yet, right? Yeah. They're basically what they were proactive on it, but it's not definitive yet. Yeah. I. Mean could there be more who knows the Two one, six, five, seven, eight, eleven hundred is the number. Texas show to one, zero, nine, five. The tax box brought to you by absolute roofing just been blowing up all day. We've had breaking news everywhere beginning with the big ten canceling football for the fall, and recently the news that Comma Harris is Joe Biden's pick for vice president and that has caused the phone lines to blow up. Again, we go to Maureen, you are on the trip show. Hi I was calling about a couple of things I. think we should give channel hair her respect. But one person I think people I think should be happy the people from India because she hasn't been back-row and also the fact that she's going to be the spokesperson for him. He's not going to be out there a lot because I I have more of a problem with Joe Biden because I feel that he's a little bit of a crook. And one thing I wanted to say about the coaches I'm glad he's at the Cleveland Clinic and God bless him the last thing I want to say about football. I think you know I don't mean to insult trip but I think he's gotta kind of throwing up somewhere about NFL and football, and I'm just really disappointed that the football season's are being discontinued this year and that's I. Maureen, thank you very much for the call and so far. It's. As far as we know, two of the of the power fives big ten PAC Tampa but we haven't gotten any determination. PAC twelve and the big twelve and the ACC in the SEC and the big ten comprise the power five. So we haven't heard from three fifths of those. It wouldn't shock me at all if the digs in and says, we're playing it wouldn't shock me at all of the ACC does well. And you think about this. They could selfishly even think. What an advantage will have in recruiting. If we go ahead and play to grants turn out. Okay. That's a great point. If we can pull this off and we think we have the safeguards in place maybe they take notes from the NBA The NHL MLB and all of a sudden. They say you know what we have a plan that could protect the athletes if they go ahead within or able to pull it off, it'll put them light years ahead of the big ten in terms of perception. For the young high schoolers who are thinking about going. To College. Howard you're on the trick show guy. You Know Whoever you guys have Colin they call in I don't think you're a right leaning show made your. Maybe you're you know some of the people who handle the shows have that impression and it's not intentional. That's their belief and they should be able to know have their belief at the same time. You know what you can go anywhere and feel really good about what you're listening to. That's your prerogative. That's right within this country to go to any out news outlet regardless if they lean or not lean and get your inflammation there. So that's that's the first thing. But really what this? Trump thing I'm not you know I mean is he does he say from foolish things do some stupid things as he tweet does he do all these crazy things that make you crazy absolutely. I get that but you know if you let's say you're taking medication for four years right medication it seems to be working but you'd like something else. You've got to look at the other medication that the doctor prescribes right and if that medication the doctor prescribes gives you symptoms or worse reactions why take it and it's ridiculous and what I really feel is my mom. Always said you're judged by the company you keep and I we'll say it seems like the people on the right when there's a white supremacist or something that has to do with white supremacy you argue against it you say that's not part of us. That's not what we do however on the left with the riots and all the craziness that's going on no one from the left is speaking out and saying. This is unacceptable crazy. It needs to stop. It's not the right thing to do and oddly enough a friend of mine who were definitely leans left told me threes we don't call them out. We need them in order to get over the Hump here in this election, we need them. So if we call them out, it's to you know just franchise order splinter our Party so we need them so you know what? I tell him the same thing with my mom says is you're judged by by company you keep and the stuff that's going on it's just it's just not and then just recently what happened in Chicago the mayor comes out and total one eighty. Blaming. The rioters were this stuff's been going on for a long long time and you know what? When he hit Michigan Avenue uh-huh things change and she got called you'd better straighten up changes dynamic Howard. Thank you so much for the call really appreciate it. You saw it with. The mayor in Seattle Durkan when they came to her home, that's when all of a sudden. The. The autonomous zones were no longer the summer. Love. China zones needed to be disbanded as soon as he protesters or the agitators or the lunar. Came to her home and I've said it over and over since the chop zone was established. I. Mean. You had to teenagers who were shot and killed in that so-called autonomous on Jenny Durkan showed been handcuffed hauled out of office in charged with dereliction of Duty Hack, the police station, the East precinct in that autonomous zone was overrun. The police couldn't even call their own building home for what about six weeks but to change the change the. On a better note. You are madly in love with your beautiful bride denise correct on percent. You always looking for something good to do with her. Yes for sure. All right. I got a little piece of you would really think you're in Vegas when you go to this place so. I am carbon-neutral here for the Grand Resort in Warren Dentists Ohio's best kept secret. It's just an hour drive away. The grand resort offers an outdoor pool with waterfalls a Roman bath open year round at a beautiful ninety degrees as well as an Olympic size indoor pool. The grand resort also offers four world class golf courses designed by famed designer Peter die the grand resort also family oriented basketball tennis courts decked out game for the. Kids Hungry Dennis no shortage of fair there. You can enjoy everything from an awesome burger to world class cuisine the Grand Hotel resort and SPA make reservations today at the grand resort dot com. That's the grand resort dot com. Tell them Carmen Angelo censure Dennis I was there two weeks ago it was incredible. You think you're in a different part of the world and it's in it's in Warren Ohio. They've got four world class golf courses. You, think it's a piece of Vegas it's really is wow Carmen Angela you sold me on that piece of property for sure. W Anthony Alford. How many minutes do we have before? We got traffic in a couple minutes. Supplement is one that we get. Wayne. You are on the trip show going. I even how you doing doing. Fine Win. Interesting programs got a lot of great topics but I just wanted to call you I primarily calling about Joe Biden I'm supporting by I think buying is GonNa, win the election pretty easily be honest with you and I don't think much trump at all and I know all the people on t. a. m. somebody think he's the greatest thing since. SLICED BREAD I I don't understand it, but I just wanted to say look at the polls, read the polls demand I read the polls every day there's not a day doesn't go by the for a couple of hours and I know the polls are all show Joe Biden GonNa win big and and trump can't even come close to the point they issued like. Yeah Let me ask you this just. Tell me why you think Joe Biden, should win irrespective of anything that has to do with trump just tell me what makes Joe Biden a winning candidate. I think Joe Biden has an honor and integrity and and he's been through so much of life losing his first wife and his daughter Tucson's almost killed all his character, his character and his his experience, and the way he cares about people and he's really a moderate. He's not crazy communist like the way all these right trying to castigate the Democrats he's not a communist moderate. He's a middle of the road guy and he's going to save social security I like trump choose trying to abolish the payroll tax cut if he does that there won't be any social security and Medicare left and all that. Will never do that Wayne ask you this. Barry Goldwater I believe in nineteen sixty, nine said we've got to act on social security otherwise, it may go bankrupt by the turn of the century. Okay. You said Joe. Biden. Wants to fix social security. Joe Biden has been in federal political office since Nineteen, seventy two he hasn't done it yet what? He's going to do it now. Because he's president. He's. He's he's the main man. He's the executive. He's. He's a focal point when he's President Wayne Wayne the president doesn't vote on things that the Congress and the Senate. No no I know he's GonNa make sure he's goes support. Medicare and Medicaid. The. Iraq Hussein Obama how can come done? Well because Republicans five stop them, that's why. I don't like the Republicans have like, no, this isn't the mock rec- Wayne Absolutely. Way. That's right and I don't like trump and all the things that you say and. I so great about. Or away the last I checked this democracy I have First Amendment Right Wayne Soda, you I respect your opinion I respectfully disagree though but A great all the way to the end I'll fight something. And believe me I got plenty of people can't stand this guy. He's got forty percent support. That's all he's got. One of the forty percent and you're going to go down. You don't. Bury the call really appreciate his passionate we open up the phone lines to everybody is this idea all you guys I've got thyroid. Dennis. Ross a lot less than the other side. I. Just want I want the other side to tell me the liberal side and tell me what makes Joe Biden such a great candidate without trashing trump. The issues is I want to hear the trump supporters say why trump should be reelected without trashing by the issue of social security which Wayne brought up. Okay. I want traced it all the. Way, Back Barry, Goldwater and his comments in nineteen, sixty nine and I questioned Wayne on it and it upset Him I have no issue with his opinion I'm not GonNa Scream and yell at him like he screamed and yelled at me. But that's how the other side works and what what can I say I respect his opinion. The other side unfortunately doesn't respect mine or a lot of other people. I don't know with screaming yelling. He got fired Austin and that's fine. We we should be fired up in a in a political season in an election season for president i. that's the way about let's be respectful to one. Respectful. Don't know violence or anything like that but you're allowed to have passion you're allowed to have intensity. This is demand sobbing for trip with Carmen double what am and one of six point nine Partly to mostly cloudy skies today some storm chances possible throughout the afternoon temps in the mid eighties will see upper sixty s four tonight flurry partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies on Wednesday high near eighty six degrees. This is demand subbing for trip on the trip. Show Common Angelo to my right double A. Anthony out for the final minute of the show very quickly. Anthony on workday newsradio W tim eleven hundred go. HIT IT Anthony. We lost of I. We tried our best squeeze one more in. Before the end of the show Carmen Angelo, what a wild ride, it has been been a heck of a show, a lot of developing stories throughout the show since three o'clock and it was great to have you in the big chair and C reactive be able to shift gears. Three hours in the studio ten hours worth the news. The news was coming at US fast and furious from everywhere including the very sobering Terry Francona News. He's back in the dugout tonight. Indians cobs. That's great. We're very happy but. In the interview with us he issued sort of. Calming thing where Hey, I'm not one hundred percent. You know what? Tito God bless you our hearts and prayers go out to you. My friend. He says he stubborn he wants to be there for his guys gotTa love him for it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you kyle and thank you, Livia we'll be. We'll talk to you sir.

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The Mike Trivsonno Show 7-6-20

The Mike Trivisonno Show

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The Mike Trivsonno Show 7-6-20

"Newsradio UTA Amy Levin Hundred Cleveland home of the Indians and cavaliers. And I heart radio station. Can Girls and American God. We will always the. We always ragging. We seal. Glory fly. There's a lot of men did so. Sleep in peace in. A. Mad Dad is. In the army wait stairs Flag out in. The dating that and My mother, my brother. Sister and her. To. Having been land. The. Ball in under attack may mattis. Came plan from somewhere in the bag. Soon we could see clearly. Big Black. Manley led a beer were. New. Job. At the time of his. Statue! Donald, Shank in. Louisville. Fan. Of the. When you him A- freedoms daughter and her band, and it'll be lack of. Lab or Rain and Brock! Ler? Own Justice. And then we'll. This. Will. When you rattle his key. Mess with. The US. A! 'CAUSE WE D-. Liz, Dan. Lewis started. and. Will. Ask. Where him. Lack. Of Rain, down! Courtesy. At wide. Grab. WELL HAPPY DEPENDENCE DAY! I missed it by a few days. To say that to the audience, but Happy Independence Day happy fourth of July. Vacation scheduled just falled. Fell that way so Yeah I really WanNa take off around the fourth of July for many different reasons. But I hadn't taken a vacation day. Well since The middle of March. April may June almost four months. without me taking a vacation day in any listener to the show on a regular basis. knows that that's almost impossible, but it happened because of the corona virus things yes. Anyway I WANNA go. I got to turn it over to kyle here in the news, and then we'll take your phone calls. I got a lot of great topics. Oh, by the way over the weekend Colin Kaepernick. tweeted out that the fourth of July celebration of white supremacy. So anytime. You think you're on the side of Colin Kaepernick. You May WanNa read some of his thoughts tweets because he's a moron. so according to Colin, Kaepernick, the Fourth of July celebrations a celebration of white supremacy. Yes. And the other thing, too. I'd like to get on a into today and I'm going to need your help if you're listening. I want to get rid of the terminal towers name. because. It's very offensive. To people that are terminally ill. And I think that that name needs to go so terminal tower. We want to remove that name. Also the Empire State Building that needs to go because we can't refer to this as an empire. And that's very offensive, so the terminal tower and the Empire State Building. Those phrases of names Moscow. we'll get into more of that Oh. Oh, by the way S. THEY WANNA get rid of the Indians name. the Cleveland Indians the Indians. Is Offensive. I need that explained to me when we come back. Okay, how that is offensive. I The Dallas Cowboys. The Cleveland Indians. The Minnesota Vikings. I needed explain. Please help me. Here's Kyle to news. Tributes three Oh six Cleveland police investigating several shootings over a violent holiday weekend in this city, three people were killed, and at least twenty others injured in less than twelve hours between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. One of the injured victims eight year, old girl who was in the back seat of our mother's car that was shot at according to police. The girl is in stable condition. One of Lake Erie island ferry services says it'll have to limit service for the rest of the summer jet express, says the only service it'll be able to offer the summer as from Port Clinton to put in Bay no service to or from Sandusky Cedar, point or Kelly's island jet express says in a letter on their facebook page due to high water levels at those. Those locations because of that they don't have the ability to social distance passengers waiting to board now there's still a ferry from marblehead Kelly silent, and there's also one from Qatada to South Bass Island. I'm Tom more WT. A M news also jet express and the Miller Boat Line will now require all passengers to wear face masks for the remainder of the summer in the. The meantime, the White House expected to take stamps that push back on recent actions from China, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Fox and friends previewing forthcoming executive action from President, trump targeting China. We're going to be looking at how we make sure that China's address. How we bring manufacturing back from overseas to make sure the American worker is supported that president is. is also expected to focus at least one executive order on prescription drugs and other on immigration president last month signed an executive order suspending certain work visas for the remainder of the year Jon Decker false news the US Supreme. Court has unanimously ruled that members of the Electoral College must vote as the laws of their states direct the so-called faithless elector case pitted electors from. And Washington who did not conform to their states popular vote in the sixteen presidential election. Don't use a call. FEMUR trolling Daniels is Dan at the age of eighty three. Never went down to Georgia. He was looking for a soda. He was in a bags. He was way behind he was with A. Today was due to a stroke. In fans of Taylor swift calling on the singer to run for President in two thousand twenty amid Kanye West White House bid, swept ease across the country took to social media, asking the singer to run for president in November however us. Fans need to pump the brakes a bit. US law says presidential candidates must be at least thirty five years old and swift help. She's only thirty on wall. Street, the Dow, currently up one point, four percent at three hundred and sixty three points the Nasdaq up one point seven percent. That's one hundred seventy four points, and the S&P five hundred up one point two percent that is about thirty six points. Am Sports seriously considering a name change and tribe skipper Terry Francona agrees saying that it is time to move on the Indians continue summer camp workouts today at Progressive Field Two teams at won't be working out today. Are The nationals and Astros? Both teams have canceled workouts amid Covid, nineteen testing delays and Major League baseball will announce their sixty game scheduled tonight at six PM on MLB network. The Indians will open up on July twenty fifth on your home of the Indians and cavaliers. I'm Rob, Rosicky, w. t. a. m. Sports for more today's top stories sign up for our daily newsletter at W., t. a. m. dot, com, two, three, five, zero, three, five, zero. The might trivisonno show on news. Radio. AM eleven hundred. Taking a week off I really don't even know where to start. I mean I got like four hundred topics. Today to Everybody out there listening. Anybody agree with needed the terminal tower knee empire state building Those names should be changed because they're very offensive. I A. Gun people are texting, agree with you and nobody in the phones either but they do want name changes. They do the terminal towers. Okay? What about terminally ill people? That would be offensive to terminally ill people? And how about Empire State building referring to it as an empire? We don't want that were empire. In the year two thousand and twenty now even Star Wars. The empire was a bad thing. And of course the IT naming your team, the Cleveland Indians is offensive in other words. If they were named the Cleveland Italians Italians would be mad. No. We'd be proud. Isn't the goal. Something to Brag about yes. I don't know how it's possibly offensive. It's only offensive to racist thinking type people. And this the point I've tried to make for years and years on this show. If the Cleveland Indians if that is offensive to you, you're the racist. You're the problem. What is the difference between the Indians and the cowboys? I know baseball football. That's the difference, yes. Donald, trump. Our President even tweeted about this a little bit ago. Yes, you said they named teams out of strength, not weakness right I mean I get it. Somebody texted. What if they named them? The Cleveland Mexicans? The Mexicans would be pretty damn proud. And then he continued along in his tweet, but now the Washington redskins and Cleveland Indians to fabled sports franchises look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians like Elizabeth Warren must be very angry right now. Take a little shot there. Yes, he's the best. somebody texted. I bought three world series tickets in two thousand, sixteen I spent twenty one hundred dollars. They changed their name on. It. Baseball again. I think a lot of people feel that way. And I agree with that Texter you text us at two one. Zero nine five brought to by absolute roofing to one zero. Nine five just Colin Kaepernick saying that the Fourth of July is a celebration of white supremacy the. Stand that you cannot when somebody's mind is like that, there's no reasoning with that person. What if somebody just texted and what if they name them the Cleveland Irishman? Would Irish people upset I seriously. Do you think that the Cleveland Indians? Back to nineteen o five when they changed the name I. Don't know somewhere around there. which the difference early nineteen hundreds I think it was nineteen oh fight. You, when they changed the when they gave the Indians the name, the Cleveland Indians a bunch of white guys were sitting around and go. Let's stick to the Indians in this country will name our baseball team. The Cleveland Indians. Will show them. Data really show them. Are you for real seriously? Is there something wrong with you now? I can understand the Washington Redskins logo. I can understand that to some degree. But the Cleveland Indians, and to consider changing that name. Tell you something. In my opinion and I'm allowed to give my opinion. If. The Indians changed their name. It's for the money. Cleveland reading, branding and merchandising that will sell with a new nickname. Cleveland's team has been called the Indian since nineteen. Fifteen Whatever, yes, early nineteen hundreds. Are Numbers Air two one six five seven hundred eleven hundred. To One, six, seven, eight, one, one one one. Am Mike Jerusalem for a window, nation and window nation has deal right now where you can get up to fifty percent off any style window this heat. Okay if you don't need new windows, now is the time to call window nation. They practice all the CDC guidelines. 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The other seventeen shooting victims included an eight year old girl shot in the arm. She sat in the back seat of her mother's car. All part of a holiday weekend that was marred by violence across the country in Chicago. CHICAGO. At least seventy two people were shot since early Friday morning, thirteen fatally including a seven-year-old girl who was visiting her grandmother on the holiday in Atlanta and eight year, old girl died shot while riding with her mother, as they tried to drive through illegally place barricades, and in Washington DC and eleven year old boy was shot and killed while running into a house to grab a phone charger. I mean seriously. Everybody is worried about the Indians. Name the Cleveland Indians. That Chicago was awards zone over the weekend. I don't know how many people savvy some people shot. Over Seventy Wow. And those Cleveland Indians. That's such a bad name. You want to really think about a bad name here and then we'll take your phone calls after this break, okay? If, anybody should change their name. It should be the Browns, no without a doubt. The Cleveland Browns. How offensive is that beyond? What if they were called the Cleveland yellows? Knocking Cleveland Whites really bad. The Cleveland Blacks. Most, offensive name and all of sports the Cleveland Browns. will be on the contests. The might trivisonno show on Newsradio. AM eleven hundred. A rate. Let me take a phone call here, but just before we take a phone call just it's so unbelievable the today I mean it's just like crazy. Nike now. Has, said the that I. Read It on the Internet, so it has to be true. They're not gonNA show any redskins on their merchandise, the logo for the Washington redskins and stuff like that and referred to him as the redskins are the logo or anything like that Nike. The company that has sweat shops overseas. is worried about a logo. Nike? Priorities off. Nike. I lose versus Scott. Scott you're near Scott Nike. Trip Silo. Yeah I just caught about the Cleveland Indians I just want. To know my grandmother was Cherokee and she loved. She's walking. and. She loved Cleveland Indians. And also I think when the Cleveland Indians got rid of chief walking without asking fans. They developed a major problem I know as a fan. I refuse to buy any Cleveland in your products. Because it doesn't have chief Wadwan it. So I think they're big dilemma. Is They just cut off the major funding source with doll their? Shirts and Balkhash and everything else nobody's buying. Well if they re markets got a new nickname. That's going to sell a whole lot of merchandise. You think. that. They want to change the name. If they WANNA to land and I'M NOT GONNA watch the Cleveland Indians is what I grew up on. It's not racist. It was a tribute to American Indian who played on the team. If, they WANNA get rid of that. Being the one Serbian racist, the during a race, all the history of the Indian people that were here. What are they GONNA do next change the name the Mohican River where the rivers. You should see some of those names mean some of the names of states take a look at the definition. When you're not doing anything and your board you'll follow over a thank you for the phone call. Now full number zero, two, one, six, five, seven hundred eleven, hundred to one six, seventy, one one. Yeah, I am. Slowly going to start eliminating sports from my life. Maybe, not scores and stuff like that because I'll be in survivor pools and different things like that, but you know as far as following watching talking about it This is the direction that sports wants to take. I mean. What's the NFL doing? They're playing another national amp. I didn't know there was another national anthem. I? I didn't know that either. Until today I found out. If they're going to play a black national anthem. Yes, four games, yes, and then. The national anthem cracked the. I'm all confused. I I'm really all confused. Like somebody text in the Edmonton. Eskimos. Hockey team right? You think they. Edmonton named them the Eskimos to mock the Eskimos. No Wasn't sure that you think the Cleveland. Indians name their team the Indians to mock the Indians. I mean we're is your mind. Your people that think like that are scary people and they're truly the ones that are the racist. That's your brain goes as soon as you hear a name of a sports team. Then that's the problem. You know my whole entire life and other than people bringing it up I've been in Indians Fan and my whole entire life other than hearing other people bring it up going that name is so offensive I never even thought about it. Being offensive mind didn't even go in that direction. Never never I'm being honest with you. Dead honest it the Minnesota Vikings. You think Vikings were good people. I don't know much about the Viking history, but then. I'm just saying I mean. Do you think that there was any history to Vikings of course? I mean you think any of them could have been slave owners quite possibly. Yes. News next. You can't do anything anymore. It's entire cold. Oh, yeah, it's here set to write these down because these words need to go because they're very stereotypical. And they stereotype a group of people okay, so I came up over the weekend with some food names the need to go all right. Because right away. You'll understand what I mean. If I say meatball all come on, what do you think of Italians? Very stereotypical the word meatballs has to go has to. Yes! I think it needs to be called the round ball of meat. With. Balls has to go. A corn beef has to go, and you think the Irish. Now KC very stereotypical these they've gotta go. How about this one? This? This definitely has to go sushi. Gone. What do you think of? Well obviously when you Sushi. Mexicans. Game. Mexicans! Of course we think of the Japanese. See I mean these are very stereotypical. Watermelon has to go. Watermelon. Yes asked to go I think going to parks. fringed. Onion soup has to go. To name. Matzo ball soup. Yep. Gone? French fries ver very stereotypical. I mean it just. It just categorizes people these these certain foods. How about Perogie? The Polish Gotcha don't see. I'm telling you. We're onto something here. We're going to be forming at a march it the public square. Have all these signs words you need to go. Yes meatballs. Number one word has to go. It's so I mean it stereotype so much pizza to pizza in general. Now I. Mean You can't change it all but meatballs. Corn, beef Sushi watermelon French. Onion soup, monster ball soup pirogies. All gotta go or horrible horrible. I mean. Aren't you offended I am? Although I'm none of those things. It's here's. Here's a kyle to with the with the news. Tributes, three thirty four Cleveland Police. 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I guess the people that are wanted to fund the police. That's what they're looking for. I mean. You literally cannot make this stuff up. One of the greatest lines Goldman ever had as you can't make it up. It's it's it's real today it's. Totally, real! de-fund the police. Shootings were in Chicago over the weekend over seventy. Seven. How many Cleveland Twenty! And there's like thirty seven people in Cleveland. CH-. This compared to Chicago like thirty seven people, people don't want the police. What do you need the police for? Don't need. Let that the fun the police. Are. Bad Yes Indians. Name is bad. Ask, let's let's yeah. You're ASANO FOR MORE TAJ financial retirement wealth planning now listen to me very closely, okay? David's has been doing this for over twenty years fixed index nobody's. This is an unbelievable way to invest your money for your retirement whether you're saving for retirement or you're already retired. Stock Market Goes Up. You make money stock market goes down. 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Off, folks are free and I. To. Build this place for free so probably live. On folks who are still press today? Dow. The USA. A of their parents are proud of them. I'd be very proud. That was my daughter. and. That was Tick Tock Tick Tock injured very popular APP at this point. Very popular, yes. I'm there every day until I? Know I've seen tiktok account. Yeah can't wait to go to tiktok. WHO's next -Tarian. terrier in the Air Terry. Got An idea. I don't want to sound politically correct here, but what we can do is renamed the Cleveland team. The BASEBALL TEAM TO THE CLEVELAND TURNS THAT WAY. We'd share you know and common. Everyone have the same you know. Outlook towards it, I mean it just makes as much sense as more on mayor coming up with an idea that we got to wear a mask all the time. The thing what's the mass though it won't stink as much? Yes thank you. Thank you for the phone call yes! I, mean I. I would like. They have like Chrysanthemum on or Paul. Dolan on or somebody like that, but you really think the Indians are really considering changing their name. Do you really believe that? Do Yeah I believe it's for real this this. This country's gone away. Well. I mean. Like like Notre Dame the fighting Irish, is that an insult to Irish people, no of course not well then. How is the Cleveland Indians an insult to Indian people. Ask Zach reading I don't know. I don't WanNa talk to Zach. Read I was just saying I mean. There are people out there. That just truly believe that this is a problem. And everything that's going on right now with the statue is being torn down and this and that without a doubt, they're talking about it and. Somebody takes into to one zero, nine five brought to you by absolute roofing. Can you play those two young girls? Would their version of the national anthem one more time I can. Yes. Saying. Folks are three and I work at the enslaved to. And built this place for free, so proudly live. On the folks who are still pressed today. Our land. In USA. See. There couldn't be a freer country than America. Because if I was president, I would find them two girls and deport him. Yeah the their ability to be able to perform that song and a social media outlet. What was it tick what to talk to talk? Okay should tell them all. They need to know about freedom. And then they said F, the President and F the. N. F. The USA, but they don't, but people aren't free. Everybody's depressed. Is that, not? Contradiction if they don't understand what they're even saying. Oh of freedom. Do they realize that some countries they could be killed for that. With the in some other countries yeah, they would be tortured and killed for doing something like that and. Go to jail, yes. WHO's next betsy? Betsy year in the betsy. Avenue half an hour. Ask You a question what you see. Say Hi. What do I see? People. Doing all this. and. If. So much were. People are shooting each other i. said. Could you put Betsy on hold? which you say. I. Don't know what she was saying. She said something about the. Down I wish I could help you. I'll find out and no I just want to know what she said. I again I couldn't really understand her. She was saying. All the people downtown. I pay attention now. The put back betsy their betsy. That's I'd say that again now. That's he. Say it. One more time I didn't understand you. Doing all this. Something about stunt. Windows and Learning! Leading. Looting looting looting. My thought she swore. Yes. Yell. I ever law. No. More. Betsy, thank you. The blast chief of. Black the signs that say Zach matter. And then they go shoot each other other confused about so. I got that. Take for the call betsy. Yes, it was difficult to understand her was, but I understood the last part that she said so. What was it? Do, you want to know black people are confused because they're shooting each other. And what are they missing? Why I mean. How am I supposed to answer that question? I know one thing that that I could add to. That is the funding police officers is not. Answer to that problem. I, think you need more police officers and more funding. Rather than defunding. Right WHO'S NEXT Jim. Jim. Thank, you. I was having a hard time understanding Betsy Jim you know. On I'm coming through loud and clear, I had two friends. They call me. They want me to ask you something. My one buddy Dave. What about the name that Cleveland Americans for the baseball team? All right and then the other friends dairy said. How come, they don't put the ethnicity of all the people that are shot in Chicago. Obviously, you don't know who did the shooting and not gonNA. Know that right now. Eventually you'll find out. And then my third statement is high I. said this to you once before name me and his I. Don't. It's not that trying to be racist. It's not racist. Name. One City or school district that thrives when the majority of the population is black one city. Where the property values go up. When the majority of the population is black, sea of your callers can answer those questions. Night, thank you very much for the phone call. Our full numbers are two, one, six, five, seven, eight, hundred, seven hundred. two, one, six, five, seven, eight, one, one, one, one from Betsy Jim. How would you like those? Get does get. To be one of those days. While the world wide world. I mean. A somebody text in Italian wedding soup? Why don't they just called wedding soup? That's gotTa, go wedding. Mean I mean. I've been thinking about this since I. Heard this a couple of days ago, the Indians thinking about changing their name. Getting rid of the word Indians. How is do you really think that that's an insult? The native Americans, the Cleveland Indians that's an insult. Somebody on the phone. WHOSE WIFE IS NATIVE AMERICAN? How is that possibly? Let's who is what's the person's name Ned? Ned you're near Ned. Trip our you. Wonderful! Befuddled anyhow. First off I am fifty nine has born and raised on Indian baseball. And they were named the Indians over to Indians who used to run around that area of the Great Lakes. Now my wife is half my. She has no problem with the name. She had no problem with chief Wahoo. She said honey. He's just a cute little guy. I've worked with people that are full blooded native American native Americans. And they have no problem with the NBA name. They had no problem with chief Wahoo and this is coming for my wife. WHO AGAIN HAS HALF MIAMI? She said you know what people are taking this too far. They just going off the deep end on this entire thing. and. Ned. Let me, ask you a question. How is it possible you name your team? The Cleveland Indians, how is dead an insult to Indians? This is what I'm trying to figure out. No one could call me and explain explained. How was that an insult? It's not. They know in honor of those Indians that. That inhabited that area of the Great Lakes and myself if Terry Francona thinks they need to change the name then Terry Demand Resignation as manager of the Cleveland Indians. And the flaring going is seriously considering changing the name I demand that you sell the team Larry Dolan because to me. And I I already told my son and my best friend who lives in Cleveland I, said listen I said if the Indians changed their name I am done with Cleveland, baseball I drove to Anaheim because I live in southwest Utah I drilled to Anaheim this last September and saw them plates two games against the angels. I've driven to spring training down in good year, and the only thing I'm trying to figure out now since I was born and raised in northern Ohio. Do I root for the reds or do I root for the diamondbacks, but if I root for the diamondbacks. Well, that's discriminatory against the rattlesnakes and the COPPERHEAD. And I. I agree well said. I gotTA move here. I gotTA move out and get behind right off the bat. I gotta move, but while said. If Terry Francona wants to change name time for Terry Francona. Move on! The dolans want to change the name time for the Dolans to move on well, said caller eleven hundred the Mitra Sano show on newsradio. W. T. alarm eleven hundred I think I would usually answer. See I know that we're never tried to be disrespectful and I still feel that way but I don't think that's a good enough answer today, they. It's time to move forward. excavated. Heard. I mean all these teams that are named. They. They sat around a boardroom years ago and decided. We're GONNA mock Indians. We're GONNA mock Eskimos. We're going to mock cowboys. I don't get it an at phone. Numbers are two, one, six, five, seven, eight, hundred, seven, hundred. You need to explain the me. How naming a baseball team. The Cleveland Indians is an insult to Indians. What Indians most Indians don't even think that way. Of course you could find anybody. That's salt today on any topic. You kidding me like somebody just extend. The guy says he wants Wendy's name. Because, his girlfriend is unhappy with that name. So, he wants. He wants Wendy's fast food place that he wants that name change his girlfriend. You could find somebody that's offended the anything today. If you took a poll of baseball fans here in Cleveland Guarantee Eighty five to ninety percent. Would say that Cleveland insist I'm. The is not an offensive term towards American Indians. Come on seriously. You think it'd be that low. Ninety, eighty five ninety percent of thought it'd be higher than that. I don't know if you get much higher than that in today's Day. I forgot. Yes, it is yes. It's not an offensive term. It's it's. It's literally honoring them. They should feel. I mean if it was called the Cleveland Italians, would you take a talion would look at it as as as your mocking them. It's a major league baseball team. I mean that's honoring somebody not mocking somebody. And if your mind goes in that direction, your mind is the problem. Not Mine. We're echoing. WHO's next Linda? Linda! Hey. How are you? Okay here's. My husband had two good ideas. I. People love these pollsters. Kohl's all of the place. Send pollsters out to South Dakota to the Indian reservations. Take a poll. How many of you people are funded by the name, Indian. How many people are offended? The Cleveland Indians are called the Clinton. And when they get zero, then the second suggestion he had is why don't we rename the Indians the tribe? It's so simple. It wouldn't even have to change. Everybody knows that we're used to calling in the tribe. Tribes can be anything that can be. Great Linda, great great, thank you. Thank you great point but I. don't even want to go in that direction. Once you start giving in to five people. and. That's literally what you're dealing with here. Five people. In the scheme of things. Once. You can't do it because it's non stop then. They're going to want to change everything like in the beginning of the show I said Terminal Tower I mean how about people that are terminally ill. Empire State Building that's not offensive. The Atlanta Braves. That was mock. American, Indians, what is wrong with you whether you're a talk, show, host or a caller? What is wrong with your brain? If you think the Atlanta Braves, did that to mock Indians? That's an insult. Atlanta braves. The Cleveland, Indians. The Washington redskins on Redskins does push it I will agree there. How about the Yankees. Gangqi. Nothing wrong with that name actually. Completely offensive in should be talked out. Course. None of this makes any sense I'm still waiting I might see the phone. Numbers are two one six, five seven hundred eleven hundred q one, six, five, seven, eight, one one. We go to roughly seven o'clock tonight. Somebody's gotTA. Call and explain how the Cleveland Indians is offensive towards American, Indian. We somebody on the phones that says they know the history of the names. Maybe she has a three of the. They know the history of the name. Yeah, he'll say. We gotta do news. Tell the person to hold on okay personnel. Or something and we'll be back after kyle does the news with this person who's GonNa? Explain the history. I mean yes, he'll be the only one that knows the history. He was in on that board meeting when they named him. Here's Kyle. Tributes Borough four twenty people shot, and three men killed as the fourth of July holiday ended violently here in Cleveland, according to police a fifty seven year, old man, a fifty year, old man, and a forty seven year old man, all died shootings that occurred between eight PM. Saturday and five am Sunday the other seventeen shooting victims included an eight year old girl shot in. In the arm as she sat in the backseat of a car struck by gunfire, the Cleveland PD reported at least fourteen shootings over the nine hour period, including a pair of triple shootings, the eight year, old girl, who was conscious and talking when she arrived at university, hospitals, rainbows, babies and children's hospital was among four children under the age of eighteen hurt in the shootings. I'm Julie Holiday in the meantime Chicago Mayor? Lori lightfoot says thoughts and prayers aren't enough. After the violence on her city over the holiday weekend, I refused to allow us. To normalize. These circumstances normalized this gun. Violence is the anguish that we feel. Mayor said eighty seven people were shot in seventeen of them were killed. Including two children. Life with more efforts are needed to go after illegal guns, the White House says masks will be available at President. Trump's upcoming rally in New Hampshire Rally this weekend in New Hampshire. Master not only handed out, but they are recommended. This comes after a slim view wore masks at trump's Tulsa Oklahoma rally a few weeks back press secretary Kelly Magneti pointed the trump's comments that if he weren't tested regularly and were in close proximity to others, he'd wear one himself. The outdoor rally will be held. Held at Portsmouth International Airport in New Hampshire Saturday a ruling by the US Supreme Court requires members of the Electoral College to vote according to their state law thirty-two states in Washington. DC have on the books requiring electors to vote for the winner of the popular votes. Today's unanimous decision in the faithless electoral or case comes just four months before the twenty twenty election and platform beer is closing three locations after employees tested positive for Covid nineteen I will say the employees worked in Columbus recently as well as the Cleveland Brew. 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Traffic and weather together mornings and afternoons. The Mike Trivisonno show on newsradio. W. T. am eleven hundred. Those to screwball girls don't even understand what freedom is because a lot of countries. They wouldn't even be allowed to sing that. But if you explain that to them, they would go. Oh Yeah. We are racist. Is No explaining it eight today, the baseball schedule comes out at six o'clock today, yes. I think we'll know we'll know what time they play. Then that'll be interesting to see what times these games are going to be. Heard, a couple of different things, a lot of maybe a lot of eight o'clock games for PRIMETIME REASONS Eight o'clock AIDS. That's what I was hearing for TV purposes. Well we'll see. It's six o'clock. The guard a Lotta Afternoon Games. But. What do you think that would help or hurt TV? I don't think reality. Does it really matter? No. Matter. Do you think they'd be playing sixty games? Probably. He's they'd be playing without fans. I it's. You know a friend of mine called me the news break. and. He said you know what sport should never come back. They should just go away. Between the NFL would. Playing another national anthem before our national anthem. with the kneeling during the national anthem, and then thinking that that doesn't have any effect on people. It's amazing to me. when they could do the neely any other time they wanted and the protesting other any other time they wanted, but no, they gotta do it. During the national anthem right and their national anthem and flag means a lot to most Americans most Americans but I've always told the NBA. Let me finish then the NBA They're gonNA have slogans on the back of their jerseys now? Instead of names I think they've approved twenty nine different slogans or something to their. You you you. You can't make this stuff. Major League Baseball wants to get rid of the Indians name. And the braves. I still think this is all about money. I? Don't know the pressure right now. From everywhere is huge. But. It's a good time to pacify. Some of the fans by saying we have to do this. And now they're going to sell all new merchandise. With the new name and people are gonNA. Go Out and buy it because people are suckers. How many millions and millions and millions of dollars? They're gonNA make off the new merchandising. Deals with the NFL. Relies, what kind of can of worms are GonNa? Open up if they play the black national anthem before the. Nationally. They don't care. They don't care. Don't even know. There's a corona virus the NFL. They don't care. See, I tried to. Explain this to people if you think baseball of football is the most popular sport in this country, have a screw loose. The reason it's the malls I. Give you an example. Seth cares about sports is about as. Much as I do liver and livers one the few things I won't eat. I just can't even look liver. Let alone eat it. But settled. Will get involved with fantasy football every. Okay. So, what does that make several do? It makes them pay attention to football without a doubt. He's not paying attention to football. I could care less about the cowboys. He's paying attention to his investment in his fantasy league where he can win money. This is why the NFL they've done a great job with gambling. And it's a very easy sport to gamble on. Because of the point, spread were in baseball. You have money ads, which is way more confusing to the average person. In fact, a lot of people don't even understand. The money adds part of baseball. Wearing football, you're minus three points. Very self explanatory. In football gambling, and you got all the office pools you got all the fancy got all the survivors pools and stuff like that which makes football. People aren't paying attention to football. SORTA like I. Second Time I brought his name today, Goldman. But it's sort of like a post on facebook. You see it, but you don't see it. And that's the way football. is you see it, but you don't see it. The only reason that a huge percentage of people pay attention to football is because they're gambling on it. Now, because they enjoy and love the sport. And that's what puts football over the top with television viewers. And that's where football's money comes from his television. I'm not watching. Chiefs came because I'm a fan of the chiefs I'm walking chief game because Pat Mahoney was my quarterback and I was many touchdowns throws, but but. At the time I'm not even doing that I'm watching the scrolling I'm the bottom. I mean it's that's what football is all about. Football's at one of the most boring sports. There is nothing new in football ever. It's the same place over and over and over. From every team. There's nothing you don't see a walk off. Balk In football. A Walk off inside the park home run in football. Baseball. You liable to cease I? Don't know if there's anything new you can see in basketball. Either now they think about it, but baseball's like one of the only sports where you never know. What you're going to see that night. Never know. There's a lot of times. There's not every night, but a lot of times. There's something different. What is different about football? It's a boring sport, but it's made interesting because of gambling. And there is. No counting! How many people gamble whether it's office pulls. It might be minimal money. Fantasy pools. People get in fantasy things for five ten hours. But, they couldn't win a nice chunk of money depending on what pool they're in survivor pools. As. A bazillion ways to bet on football and that's what makes football. It's a phony popularity. That football. Has I guess that's what I'm trying to tell you? Because it's set myself that. Yes I used to watch football I used to watch all sports I mean to the degree all day all night. The today's athlete as run me away from most sports. and. We'll continue to run me away. And the Cleveland Indians are doing a pretty good job running me away from my favorite sport baseball if they changed the name. because. It's absolutely stupidity because that name is not meant to mock. American Indians. But that's the recent football. You can't argue that if you do okay fine, you can't argue that. Would football. Professional football, it is made for gambling. and. That's why it has the ratings has. If you took out here if somehow magically. You could take gambling away. And there's just couldn't do it anywhere. Somehow magically even illegal bookmakers would disappear. You couldn't do it. There's no game. There's no office pools. Nothing. Of course, this is fictional, but if you could do that I, guarantee a football would lose half its ratings. Half? And then if they start kneeling for the national anthem, they're going to lose probably twenty percent of their audience right there. Good fifteen to twenty percent of their audience may be more. Who knows we'll see? How far they take it and what they do and much backbone. People have in this country. So between what they're gonNA. Do with the national anthem. In the NFL. And gambling. If you take gambling away I. I'm telling you football would be nonexistent. because. It's not that exciting of sport. Now High School's different because your kid plays it, you're involve your alumni or something of the high school. You went there. You have friends that go there. You had a friend that the that went there. You're his kids play and whatever? Same Way What College? I mean Ohio State and Michigan. They could have. They could be one eleven. There'd be one hundred thousand people. 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DRESSING DOT COM yards dressing dot com. Oh, my God! Is this great salad dressing here's. The MITROVA Sano show on Newsradio W.. T. A. M. Eleven hundred. The. Let's go back to the phone lines phone numbers, two, one, six, five seven hundred eleven, hundred to one, six, five, seventy, one, one, one, one who's next Joan. Joan. Joan. Hello Joan. Hi, how are you today? Wonderful. What's on your mind? Well. Listen I I guess I miss the days that you talked about the Louis Cycle lack. So the Indian DEB played for the Cleveland, Indians. They named it the Indians after him more or less because he. was a true. Indian I didn't know if. The gentleman that answered the phone, said that guy. You did this one day, but. If anyone knew that his grandfather was chief of the bears up in Maine. And also that His relative. Is Chris. That last name cycle ALLOCCO, and he's studying to get his master's degree and I'm really thinking that instead of everybody. Putting in their word about the Cleveland Indians I I would think that they were contact. His family and say. How do you feel about this? You know. Are you guys upset? Are you guys happy? I can't imagine them saying no. No, we don't WANNA. Cleveland Indians anymore. So. I think that families should have been contacted first. Let's talk it over with them privately before we put this out to the news and everybody's got to say something. This way that way can can okay I get it i. get it, but let me ask you a question. Should the Dallas cowboys then? Call Cowboys family and get permission from. Them No, no, no, but this little. Name for him. Because there's a difference between Indians and cowboys. Oh I understand that but I'm just saying if it was in my family, and they got the title because of I was Indian. It would be like I. Don't want you to change the name that was after my great-grandfather. I WANNA keep I okay all right, thank you for the phone. Call, see again. I I'm waiting for the explanation where an hour and a half into the show. Do Really, think the Cleveland. Indians came up with the name in the early nineteen hundreds. To insult American Indians. You have to explain that to me how it's not a tribute, and how people look at it as an insult to Indians is beyond me. It's beyond me. My mind doesn't go that way. I'm being honest with you. You can think whatever you wind. You could say whatever you want about me. You know you listen to me time I. don't give to flips what you think. Would you say? About me. I'm told you when I heard the first time until today that heard the Cleveland Indians name. I never said man. Is this an insult to Indians? Just the opposite I would look at it as a tribute to Indians. I mean really. Now in today's Day and age, you could take any topic. You could take water. Water fresh water and there'll be somebody out there. That's offended by. You could find somebody offended the anything today. You could find people that are offended the salary. Anything. You could find anything out there, and you could find a group of people. Let me tell you some. There isn't ten people in the whole country that care. That the Indians are named the Cleveland Indians and look at it as an offensive term. How is it naming your professional franchise after somebody bad? How is that possible? Yes, somebody just texted the steelworkers, the steelers whatever? Is that offensive the steelworkers. The Vikings the Minnesota Vikings. I mean, go down the list of of of of. The Minnesota Vikings within name their team the Vikings to insult vikings. It's a sports name that fits. The Minnesota Vikings Dallas Cowboys. The Cleveland Indians the Atlanta Braves. It sounds so much better. That like one of the dumbest names to me in sports. Is the Boston Red Sox? Think about that the Chicago White, sox. Should we just keep naming have different colors. The Saint Louis Blue Sox. The Philadelphia Philadelphia socks. Wasn't cleveland the Blue Sox at one point a long time ago. They could've been any everything in the according history. If you look back. Yes, we remember the spider. Yeah. I mean. How is it an insult? You think people sat around and said I'm. We're going to salt native Americans working to name our baseball team after them. Are you kidding me you? You sound like a first grader with that argument. Whether you're a native, American or White Black Pink or purple. You sound like a stupid person. Naming a major league baseball team half there a group of people as an insult. The Cleveland Indians Walsh show these American Indians. What we think of them? We'll name our baseball team after them. That'll really insult them. Are you kidding me. How can you be this naive? And for the Indians, to change the name. I'm telling you. It's just my pin all about money. visit, going to sell a hell of a lot of merchandising would a new nickname. Jerseys and hats and everything else and people run out and buy it. Take. This might not be money ploy more than anything. Sat around went. Wow. We can make a lot of money if we change his name. This is a great time to change it because people are offended about everything now. People will fall for this. They'll buy it. Don't think the majority of people hate the name. Much merchandise will sell. You ever think about that. Being who knows maybe that's why they're doing it. The Washington Redskins I can understand. In today's Day and age I can understand the logo. Yeah. Whatever I mean if chief Wahoo was offensive to people I guess the Washington Redskins logo has to be offensive, also I i. don't know again. That's something else to have a chief Wahoo logo here at my house and I look at it. I don't think of it as mocking native Americans. Never did. I am just re. See. This is the problem we have in this country today. It's probably about ten people that are moaning. And Corporations. Politicians no matter what it is. They buckled to the pressure of ten people. You know the majority we could take a poll on are texting program at two one, zero, nine, five brought to you by absolute roofing. Whether you wanted name change to the Cleveland Indians. You could text in yes or no. And we could report that seth look, keep track. I guarantee a ninety percent of people. They're not offended ninety five percent. Well today's Day and age. Let's stay ninety. People get offended by everything today. How call me seriously set, make sure I get the phone call when we come back from those two one six five seven hundred eleven hundred town me how Cleveland Indians is offensive to native Americans me. It's looks like it's honoring them not mocking them. Explain that to me. Please when we come back. Here's Kyle with the news. 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Com Ryan Young Man. He does a great job selling homes he really does. Sat twos next Dale. Dale. Yes Mike first time caller. Long Indian sentence lifelong Indians Fan. And getting rid of wow really hurts and I texted the Waga club yesterday about you know. Can we get a protest march? Just let them know I'm a nobody. just like most of the other news van and nobody but of another nobody's march. Maybe somebody will notice. This is ridiculous. It's not offending highly anyone, and so like you said it's ten twenty thirty people whatever, but that's it. We ought to do something about the the the the other people need to come out of the woodwork in voice. Their opinion, everybody today is. Afraid except for the people that are moaning. About stuff. The people that are on the other side are not saying a word, not not a word and the Indians need to do a little research and I guarantee you. They'll find out. It's overwhelming percentage that does not want that name changed. Namely grew up with it's Kinda name your the Cleveland Indians Ashley. Never going to. If. They change it to the Cleveland spiders. You Know How many times I'm going to say on the air. The Indians play tonight at seven. I mean I'm not even gonNA. I'm never getting. Thank you for the fall. God never get that name out of my head. The Cleveland Indians and there's nothing wrong with it. Nothing at all. It wasn't they didn't make the team. The Cleveland Indians to mock native Americans and anybody even including a native. American thinks that way. You're the problem. I mean. How was that not attribute? Act still waiting for the phone. Call to explain to me how it's mocking native Americans by calling yourself the Cleveland Indians. Proud of your team. You WanNa root for your team. You'RE NOT GONNA put a name on there. Is Making Fun of something. Actually my God. Well they did it in nineteen, fifty, nine, hundred, zero, five. Whenever the hell. They did it okay. Go back then. They didn't go flirt the flip about anything you. Kidding me seriously. I mean how do. How do people defend this well? I understand that they're liberals in a lot of cases. and. Doesn't matter what it is. Liberals are offended today, and they can defend anything like burning down buildings and police stations, so they yes. You can open your business, but you can earn one. Yes, you can't. Remember that. That's the liberal thinking today. Your Business must stay shut because of the corona virus, but we can burn down. And the police will just watch us. Or. Get us on camera a restless down the road somewhere. Maybe maybe. I mean it's. It's beyond explanation. It really is really is I, think the terminal towers very offensive name for people that are terminally ill. Betting, that name should be changed. mean. Where does it stop? Somebody said get Chris Antonetti on the phone. Of Getting. Or Frank owner somebody like that on the phone. What tell me what the purpose would be? First of all, they're only going to be able to say what they can say. Which isn't much? And but you know what I'd like to ask them. The question as the week goes on. We'll see if they WANNA come on. I doubt it very seriously, if Dole even WanNa talk about the subject on the air. But I don't underst- I'll just ask Antonetti or or Francona. How do you look at this? As an offensive and knotted endearing term, the Cleveland Indians for native Americans. How was that offense UHF? Here's a Livia. What traffic? College. Machine! American. Folks I agree and I. Get the and say to side until this place for free so proudly. On the folks who are still press today. The USA the Mitro Sano show on Newsradio W. T. am eleven hundred. is to screwball. Young Women's trying to sing about freedom. In America Freedom in America and they say F. Trump and F. America. Now. Someone needs to explain to them. That's the ultimate explanation. Of Freedom. In a country. Where you able to sing a song? It says after president after country if that's not. The greatest example of freedom I don't know what is our full numbers. Do once that was on Glenn Beck's shows morning when I heard it for the first time I just just shook my head, but. That's some people in this country, especially young people in this country. Totally amazing full numbers are two, one, six, five, seven, eight, nine hundred. To one, six, five, seven, eight, one, one one one. Anybody on the phone lines. That's going to explain to me. How the Cleveland Indians name is offensive to native Americans, supposedly, Chris, can. Okay because I've been waiting two hours for this phone call. I Chris are you there, Chris. So go ahead. Yep So people from Sicily take in being called Sicilian. People from Rome take pride in being called Romance people from Paris. Take Pride in me. Calling Parisians! When we called the team, the Cleveland Indians we just generalized and marginalized all sorts of different native American tribes. Heritage and ancestry put caricature of a person on there if you would've called him the Cleveland eary's or the Clooney hurons and put up. Some kind of other symbol besides a caricature. A whole group of people wouldn't you'll marginalizing generalize that? That's where it's insulting to people. So if you're an if you're in a native American, and they named the team, a Major League baseball team the Cleveland Indians. You look at that as an insult, not an honor. Yes, yeah, because because you are march analyzing and generalizing a whole different group of people's heritage. The the native Americans from the Great Lakes region have a total different history than the native Americans from say New Mexico it's. You're not paying enough. Honor respect to a certain group of people. That's that's where that's where the the. Perceived insult is coming from. Okay okay I I, think I understand what you're trying to say but I look at it. My mind works in a different way then years because I look at it as a complete honor for a group of people have a major league baseball team named after them. Yeah, it's. Our years. You're saying then wait a minute Chris you're saying then if they named them the Cleveland Italians the Sicilians would get mad. Yes because again yet. You're just you're you're you're taking a group of people lumping it together instead of? Paying honor and respect to all that history that that certain group of people have. So naming. A Major League baseball team. After a group of people is not an honor. It's an insult. I. That's how I perceive why it is an insult. At the end of the I'm a middle aged white guy, so it's hard for me to say what people should be told by. Should it be told the by, but that's why I think people are insulted by it because it just it generalizes. Ancestry doesn't pay right back to that specific thing. My. My mind is different. What what suburb do you live in? Medina okay, thank you just a case. I'd buy a house I will not be in Medina. 'CAUSE I. Don't want you as a neighbor. These other. Would you have another person on the phone has another explanation. So, will you name the team the Cleveland? Indians in you did it to and salt. Native Americans. Will, you're generalizing minimalizing. The history was. What I got out of that. The history of a certain group of people. And, they're just. Throwing all of them together. Okay So named them the Italians the Sicilians would be offended. That's only said. That's what he said yes. Okay. WHO's next Richard? Richard. You're in the Air Richard. Install there's. Two hundred sixteen. And seventy four years without ever winning a damn campion ship. That's insult. Tedo. Two Hundred Sixteen? For the phone call, thank you very much. Yeah, if there's anything that Indians. Wow, my bad person for say. Nah is if there's anything that Indians fans. Can you imagine one day saying if there's anything spider fans? That's one of the names that. People say might be picked the Cleveland spiders get. If there's any insult Indians fans. and. I will say Indians fans no matter if they changed the name or not, I will still refer to them as the Cleveland Indians. So get ready for that one ray Davis. It's the lack of winning. The last caller just brought up winning at all I should say they've been very successful. When the most successful teams as far as making the playoffs. But fire as winning and all. Yeah, we go back to forty eight. The forty. That's fifty to seventy two years ago. Get. Seventy two years of not when he got title and they're worried about the nickname. Seventy two years of not winning a title. and. What are we talking about and? Today July sixth. Two Thousand and twenty with the Cleveland. Indians we're talking about. They haven't won a title since forty eight more say and. Should they change their name? To the Cleveland spiders. Because Cleveland. Indians is very insulting. For any normal person normal thinking person and there's way more people on my side on this one then on the other. Way More. For any normal mind out there naming a major league baseball team after a of people. Is Not an insult. It's an honor. It's an honor. And most groups of people, no matter what group it is would want a major league team named after them. And not look at it as an insult. Like I said earlier the Edmonton Eskimos. You think that they named them the Edmonton Eskimos because they wanted in salt Eskimos. I'm going to go. No, no! Be An honor. Come on, people really grow op. You here's Kyle with the news. It's five O. Four Cleveland Police investigating several shootings over a violent holiday weekend. In this city, three people were killed, and at least twenty others injured in less than a twelve hour period between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. Only injured victims as an eight year old girl who was in the back seat of her mother's car that was shot at according to police. The girl was in stable condition. One of the Lake Erie island ferry services says it will have to limit service for the rest of the summer jet express, says the only service it'll be able to offer the summer as from Port Clinton to put in Bay no service to or from Sandusky Cedar Point or Kelly's island jet express says in a letter on their facebook page. That's due to high water levels at those locations, because of that they don't have the ability to social distance passengers waiting to board now there's still a fairy from marblehead to Kelly silent, and there's also one from Qatada to South Bass Island. I'm Tom More W. 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The president is. is also expected to focus at least one executive order on prescription drugs and another on immigration president last month signed an executive order to spending certain work visas for the remainder of the year Jon Decker Fox News the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that members of the Electoral College must vote in the laws of their states direct these so-called faithless elector case pitted electors from Colorado and Washington, who did not conform to their states, popular vote, and he twenty sixteen presidential election country. Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels Dead at the age of eighty three. Went Down to Georgia and he was looking for so stay of he was in a bag. He was way behind. Today was due to a stroke. Fans of Taylor swift or calling on the singer to run for president in twenty twenty. Minute Kanye West White House bid swift across the country took to social media, asking the singer to run for President November whoever else millions need to pump the brakes. A bit US law says the presidential candidates must be at least thirty five years old and swept up. She's only. Only thirty on Wall Street the Dow finishing up one point seven percent that's four hundred and fifty nine points to twenty six to eighty, seven, the Nasdaq finishing up two point two percent, that's two hundred and twenty six points to ten, four, thirty, three, and yes, and P. five-hundred, finishing up one point five percent. That's forty nine points to thirty, one seventy nine. Am Sports Unions are seriously considering a name change and tribe skipper Terry. Francona agrees saying that it is time to move on the Indians continue summer camp workout today at Progressive Field Two teams at won't be working out today. Are The nationals and Astros Bowl teams have canceled workouts amid Covid, nineteen testing delays and major league. Baseball will announce their sixty game scheduled tonight at six PM on MLB network. The Indians will open up on July twenty fifth on your home of Indians and cavaliers. I'm rookie WTI A. Sports. You get traffic and weather together mornings and afternoons. The MITROVA Sano show on newsradio. Eleven hundred. You know I'd rather have snowed in this heat. Brutal. This is just absolutely brutal truly as A. I know we have a lot of phone call. I know we have a lot of phone calls. We have a lot of text We have a lot of people want to get in. Please hang on his visit. I, want to tell a quick story here. So three years ago. We're filling a truck in the parking lot of the radio station. BEREA moving and storage brings us a semi in. We fill it. The listeners bring. Supplies for the Providence House. A great cause in, we'll be filling a truck hopefully sometime this summer for the providence ouse-. Is soon as social distancing goes away. So about three years ago. We have Paul. Dolan his wife Karen Dolan. And we're broadcasting live from the parking. Lot listeners of bringing stuff up and we're filling the truck. We have people there helping filling a truck going set their Carmen. Is there other people were there? From the radio station helping. And as one segment live. In the parking lot was. Paul Dolan the owner of the Cleveland Indians. And his wife care. Okay! And we're interviewing them. And we interviewed him for about a half hour, and then Paul at a leave, and he had to get to progressive field because he had meetings with the front office people. He said that on the air. and wasn't. But a few weeks after that. That we acquired Brad hand, so that's the year was whenever we got brad hand. Reliever. So Karen Dolan Paul Dolan's wife. State now. The reason I'm bringing this story up. Is because I was never more impressed. Actually flabbergasted. By Pollen Karen Dolan? Karen Dolan stays. I. Don't know what six hours she stayed with us. And she met people. She greeted people that were bringing listeners. They're bringing stuff. to fill the truck for the Providence House in the parking lot there. And she even at times, help put stuff in the truck. He was doing more than I do at times. And she stayed for like six hours Garin Dole. The reason I'm bringing that up is that's the kind of people that the DOLANS are? They do a ton of charity. Work a lot of it goes. Unnoticed and it's done by design because they're interested in charity. Work some of it. You know about some of it, you know. But the DOLANS great people. Salad people. Solid people now the reason I tell you that story about Paul and Karen Dolan. The owners of the Cleveland Indians. And her staying for six hours in hot parking lot helping us, Lotta, sad my. Karen? Dolan was helping us put stuff supplies and talking in greeting people. She was fantastic she really was. She. She was like the head of the. Of the whole event. These are good people. Now I understand the DOLANS didn't give the Indians. The nickname the Cleveland Indians. I understand that. But you think for one minute. If they thought that the Cleveland Indians was an offensive term. They wouldn't have removed it. Years ago because they've owned the team for. Well over a decade now. You don't think that they would remove that. Term, if they thought it was offensive, of course, they would have any right minded owner of any sports team. If they have an offensive name, we'll change it yes. I! This. Whole thing just absolutely blows my mind because here to tell you. That the Dole, family and I'm not personal friends. I know Paul I know care I know. Okay. I'm not personal friends with them I. Don't get invited over for Thanksgiving Dinner I. Don't sit in the loge with them. We don't go out for cocktails at night. I just know him a little bit from my occupation. And, of course, the Indians game being Indians Games being on TA. I've interviewed palm a million times and Karen a few tax. Solid people. Good people. Leave the name alone, please. And if Pollard Karen is listening, leave the name alone because it's not offensive. It's made the be more of an honor than anything else. You've named the team after a group of people. How in today's Day and age? You look at that. And say it's offensive. Just blows my mind. And you're dealing with a family at trust me. It's. There Salad as you get. And they're great. The dolans are great for this community. If you knew the charity work that the Dolans do. And if you knew how much revenue the Indians bring into Cleveland. I've asked him a million times. Command the air. They bring in way more revenue than the browser. The cavs do or maybe the browns and the cavs combined I I understand they play more games. That's the reason. But they. You. The drug Q. Million People a year to downtown Cleveland. What do you think two million people come and don't spend a penny downtown? And then the world series in two thousand and sixteen, there never was anything. Any Brown's nothing came close to that for revenue. In Cleveland that was an all time record in and I asked Paul Dolman Command million times to Brag about that and state. Those facts now don't worry about a trip. Don't worry about it. Now, they didn't come on. Because, they're not the kind of people. But it's a fact. I can bring it up. You have any idea how important Cleveland Indians are to the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Financially. They bring in more money to downtown by accident than the browns and the cavs bringing in on purpose. Now you could say two thousand sixteen was a was a perfect storm was the Chicago cubs Chicago's close? They had a lot of money. It's irrelevant. that. Money came into this town the amount of money they came into this town during their world series was stupid. It was so high it was just crazy, stupid money. Football can't do that. Basketball can't do that. When the cavaliers were in the playoffs playing for the world's championship. They weren't getting offered two thousand dollars for one hundred dollar ticket. Like you were at the World Series in two thousand sixteen. I have a friend. WHO's son had standing room tickets or one hundred dollars. He was offered over almost two thousand dollars for hundred dollar ticket. The money that came into this town was crazy money. Whether was hotels restaurants. It was literally crazy money. But getting back to my original point. I don't even know why I got off on that tangent. Other than I don't WanNa see the Indians destroy themselves because they're gonNA. Alienate a lot of people. If they changed their name, they they really are. They're going to alienate a lot of fans. And I I don't want to see that happen. You think they're not, but they are. Just like the NFL doesn't think they're going to alienate a lot of fans. By kneeling for the anthem. They are. What they want to admit it or not, whether they care or not, it's irrelevant, but they're gonNA lose a lot of fans the NFL. It's just the way it works and I don't WanNa. See that happen to the Indians. I really don't. So I'm begging Indians that they keep the name and don't buckle to the pressure. Because if the Indians do an actual survey of their fans, they'll find out that over ninety percent. I want the name changed. I live Libya with traffic SANO DOT ORG. I'm ashamed. Man. And I forget the and play to tie and built this place for free so proudly. On the folks who are still press today. Our Land The USA the Mike Trivisonno show on newsradio. Wt Am eleven hundred. Where can they see those two young ladies mocking the country? Thought TIKTOK TIKTOK. Attack! F The president and the America right. I guess what they said. But they don't understand freedom, do they? They do not even a little bit. Mad saying that and some other countries do you're not going to be able to say that? In other countries some other countries? Everything disgusting at this point I mean like. I watched the kids network nickelodeon over the weekend spongebob having to be on in the background. And literally every commercial break they were running. All kinds of things that should not be only kids network. The I! I don't understand what's going on anymore. These aren't issues for children. Watching player. I heard a commercial that if you're doing. You should have narcan with you. Let's get good advice. Not. I think it's on our station. Sonic trolls this point. Yeah! If, you're doing illegal drugs. Make sure you've got narcan. Stay safe and use can stay safe that that's what they're telling you. Ever think. I never thought I'd see half the stuff that we're seeing today. I'm not lying. You got to hear the commercial and some of it. I can't even bring up became. Say stuff because you're GONNA offend somebody. Well. Almost everything is is what I said. Earlier in the show, today is offensive to somebody. especially the way people's attitudes and thinking. Thinking procedures are today. I mean like I said you could talk about salary and somebody could get offended. That's just human nature today. Swim teams, just yeah, so I mean it's good enough. No matter it is, it's going to offend you. And that's why in something, yeah. I don't really understand why you don't get why. This is offensive to people. The Indians because that's the day age that we live in now now. Doesn't matter what it is, but but see here's where you you. You get brainwashed. I guarantee over ninety percent of people. Don't look at as offensive. I agree with you, but the timing age that we're in today. That squeaky wheel gets the major amount of grease. Okay so you've got two or three percent of the population. Okay, that's GONNA. Complain about a nickname. Run a country off a two percent. No, but that doesn't seem like that's the way it's going. Those two percent burned down buildings. But it's OK people. Make its, but you see you're doing the same thing you make. It sound like it's the majority of people it's not. If the Indians did an actual poll. Of Indians fans, they would be shocked. How many people do not want? The name changed. Shocked. Including American Indians. So. What are you GonNa? Do you're going to buckle to the pressure of five people? Doesn't it seem like team tire countries doing our police? Departments are not because you're. There you're allowing that. I'm not allowing it. Somebody's allowing it. We got all the power in the world and don't tell me about voting. Okay I'll give you an example all right, so the police aren't protecting right, so it seems like you use use that as an example. Okay, so everybody gets together and doesn't pay their taxes. Let's say it's Bay village. And they they allowed rioters and looters to go crazy there and burn down businesses and smash them and Rob Him and do everything. Okay so the community says all right, you didn't provide. Are you didn't provide the services? We're not paying the taxes. Everybody gets together doesn't pay taxes. Now. Are they going to do if that was a police a be there next time? If that was possible, that would be a great idea. While, it is possible, but people will not get together on the right side. People will not get together. People are lazy. Phrasing, yes, or or don't care or don't pay attention. You know how many people don't even know what happened like in Cleveland. The majority of people don't pay it, Seth. This is what this was explained to me by a radio genius when I got into the business. Bobby at feel. The majority you gotTa say something fifty six times for some for the entire audience once throughout his show fifty-six thanks! For the entire audience here at one time. You you take things for granted. You work in the business, and you don't even pay a one hundred percent attention. That is correct. Imagine people that are FM listeners, they. have no idea. There are people that pay absolutely no attention to the news. You know that, right? and. That's a big percentage of people that's not like like five percent. It's like a huge percentage of people that pay no attention and when they do pay attention. They pay attention for two minutes. and. We think everybody knows everything about a certain subject now. They don't forget that sometimes. They don't. I mean I was taught that when I first got in the radio. How many times are we talk about something in this show and ten minutes later somebody calls and says how come. You didn't bring this up right? He just got done talking about it for twenty minutes. It happens every day. You know you pay attention when you pay attention. Like last week seth. I was on vacation, right? You don't much attention paid. Not A lot. No. No. There could have been a couple bombings. I wouldn't even have known I hear you. I paid no attention. I wanted to get away from it for a while, so I got away from it. What do you think I'm the only one that does that? I think a lot of people. Under the news and I think marks on the commercial. Vet All the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in Cuyahoga. County is in powder and crack, cocaine, Meth, and heroin. Any drug may contain Feno if you use drugs, never use alone and carry narcan. Call the Adams Board Twenty four hour, addiction and mental health crisis hotline. Wow. Here's Kyle. Be Safe. It's five thirty five in Cleveland, police investigating multiple shootings that occurred over the holiday weekend. Officials say three people have died. 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Here's Betsy Kling mostly clear through. Through the rest of the night we'll start Tuesday right around seventy and take it right back into the low nineties in the afternoon, mostly sunny skies with a slight pop up storm. Chance mostly. Sunny, mid-nineties on Wednesday more mid-nineties as we head through the end of the week, this report is brought to you by the Myrtle beach. International Airports Ready for some fun in the Sun along sixty of wide open beaches come to Myrtle beach. Were happiness comes in waves with affordable nonstop flights from Cleveland. You'll be on the beach in no time. Plan your summer vacation today at visitmyrtlebeach DOT com. That's visitmyrtlebeach DOT COM. Then of course he get traffic and weather together mornings and afternoons. The Mitra Sano show on newsradio WTA am eleven hundred. Somebody just text in to one zero, nine, five brought to by absolute roofing Seth said Dammit I can't find a video. The two girls on tic TAC. You've been playing. Can you put it on your facebook page? I couldn't find him TIKTOK either guy. We will get it up there in some way or another a podcast, or whatever will be up there after the show. Could you play again? I can. I can. Agree and I to get the and say time in fill this place for free, so proudly live. On the folks who are still pressed today. Out. The USA F., trump and F. The USA. Am Zana for Northeast Factory Direct Western Fourth Cleveland won the showrooms Lakeland Boulevard and Euclid. Macedonian freeway drive name brand furniture fifty percent less than you're gonNA pay anywhere else. You should see the beautiful fire pit table. I bought this weekend from Northeast factory direct. Unbelievable pricing unbelievable selections. I don't care what you need. Mattresses Living Room dining room, bedroom, furniture, kitchen, cabinet, solid wood, outdoor furniture, fire pits hot tub. You see the hot tubs. They have there and the pricing is amazing. 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Indians named their team after a group of people mock them. I would be telling you that right now. Particular name, the Cleveland Indians. The Indians Democracy Native American Indians. They didn't do that. I, don't give was one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifteen, two, thousand and twenty. You. Don't name your team of Professional Organization, after somebody your mind the Minnesota. Vikings did they didn't like Vikings so they were mocking vikings. Just to use that as an example. Command seriously I mean. How in the hell does your mind going that direction? We it's. An honor, any group of people. Would be honored to have a professional team named after them. And every survey and every time we get a phone call from a native American. Or a relative of native American Indian. At every survey. It's overwhelming in support of the name that Cleveland Indians. Yet there's pressure on them. The change it. You know sometimes I wonder if this was just a publicity stunt. I think it's I think it's legit. What who's putting the pressure on one of the guys that led the protests against the Cleveland Indians and chief Wahoo who went to jail for embezzling money. From the native Americans. to WHO's putting the pressure on? There's nobody putting pressure on nobody. I mean. Are you telling me sponsors don't want the the the be involved with the Cleveland Indians because their names. The Cleveland Indians well then let us know who the sponsors are, so we can make up our mind whether we WANNA, patronize them or not. Somebody text in his Uh uh. Stupid people are. Of what the Cleveland wops be okay. That's a racial slur. Racial! That's a slur. A clicked. The Indians is not a slur you moron! Unless you think it is, and then, what is it that you think really about native Americans? If you think the words Indians is a slower. Would set difference the Cleveland Indians The Dallas Cowboys. Should cowboys be offended. I'll. NFL! Should we get rid of all? The movies are entitled Cowboys and Indians. Eight is cobbling Indians movie or that's bad. We gotta put an X. rating on that. I mean really. I mean you ever major league franchise named after a group of people the Cleveland Indians. How is that insulting? That's kind of cool. If I was an Indian, I would look at that kind of wow. That's kind of cool. Thank you Cleveland. That's how I would look at it. I'm sure there are some native Americans that don't look at it that way, but I'll bet you the majority of them do. I be honored I'd be honored. Let me, let me let me let me take a call here I. mean a go to traffic, and then we'll take a phone. Call right out of traffic. Don't go anywhere. No commercials right now traffic here's Livia from the up traffic center. 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Then pop up storm chances throughout the day on Tuesday temps again in the low nineties. Hey I'm Mike. I lied. I gotTA do one. Commercial Real Quick Hey. I'm Jefferson for Ya. Ya Salad dressing just like grandma used to make infect. Yeah, yeah, means, GRANDMA IN GREEK! And Yeah I I'm dead serious. It's such good salad. Dressing I could drink at right out of the bottle comes in five different flavors, bozanic white ball, Zometa, talion. Greek and signature white French, you gotta try it. It's gluten free low in CARBS. Sodium sugar has no preservatives. You can find it at acnes in the produce section. Most giant Eagles has it you can go the corner store. Market in Munroe falls peppers in Northfield, or you can go online at Ya, yaas dressing dot com that she is dressing dot com. Try The white French. I mean it is magnificent yards salad dressing. Don't get any better. Trust me. I Sat. WHO's next? Matt, Matt you're in the Air Matt. True, high Goss. You're bringing up so many great points. I think I'm agreeing with John Everything today. But I this is the second time. I disagreed with Terry. Francona If you're given to them like you were saying before, where's IT GONNA? End It might stop temporarily, but these troublemakers the fact. They act like the have named them the Cleveland. Alpers with. WHO HAS OUR LOGO? It's just crazy. It's not insulting. I agree with you so I can't give you that one either. Yeah and then then take for the phone call I. Mean it's it's when you have a major league franchise. named after you. I mean come on seriously allen the hell. Could you think that they did it to insult? The native American Indians in this country. The Cleveland Indians is an insult. Are you kidding me? Mad, God, if your mind goes in that direction, you like I, said earlier today. You are the problem. Ace who's next seth. Mike! Mike you're in the Air Mike. HFS. when when Columbus or whoever you know, whoever got here and started coming here and they found the indigenous people. They said you, you know you're darker skin like the people from the West indies. We're going to call you Indians. Then, they proceeded to. Take, their land and murder them by the hundreds of thousands. It's it's a name that was put on them. That's why I think. They think it's offensive. Because you know they. We call them Indian casinos. They call them. You know native American casinos. We, use the term, Indian. Well then how come? How come on the outcome when the native Americans were polled, they did not find the name. The majority of them did not find the name offensive. Well that's up to them. But if you're not needed, American your opinion doesn't matter. Okay, my opinion manner I. Know my opinion. No my weight of Americans, no wait a minute. You ever hear the term melting pot. Shirt. They get so if my opinion doesn't matter. Okay, thank you. I gotTA move. Thank you for the phone call if my opinion doesn't matter than how are we going to melt? It's Kinda hard to melt. Would you want to separate everybody and say their opinion doesn't matter. I mean if you had a point there. I would listen, but I mean. However the name Indians came along. It wasn't meant to Mac Native Americans. I know that to be a fact. It was a term. and. Can I say one thing about. that. We murdered a bunch of Indians. Well. I did pay attention to some history. When they did teach it when I was in school. They don't teach that anymore. But the Indians did their share of murdering also. And when settlers came here I, mean you could get into this whole big discussion and argument and everything, but we gotta go to. Nicosia just a second and we'll take your phone calls after six o'clock news. I'll be back so if you're on the phone lines hang on. I mean who owned it did did they have a deed? WHO own this? Who Will Not whose rights were this? Who's right through that settlers? Ninety nine nine tenths percent of America United States I should say was even occupied. The settlers were were came here we're however they came and when they came and this, and that were traveling across the country, and a lot of times were attacked by the Indians. And we did a lot of attacking on the Indians. That's just the way it worked I. Mean that's all behind us. That's all pass. That's the way it was then we have evolved. Just like we have evolved from slavery. This country conquered slavery. This, country defeated slavery. This country gets no credit for defeating slavery. All we talk about is slavery well. That's the way it was back that. There were black slave owners. In fact, history will tell you that the first slave owner in the United States was black. Because name was Anthony Jackson, wasn't it? Johnson. Johnson Anthony Johnson Yeah. I mean that's just the way it was. We've evolved from all that we've progressed. 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I don't blame them. let's go to Let's bring in Jensen Louis Jensen will be on from seven to ten tonight. Part of our talk force here on wwl am eleven hundred. Mr Lewis Happy. New! Year Happy new New Year to you as well. I gotTa tell you it's been a long time coming. Buddy, we've. been waiting for this schedule released for a long time at least to be official, and yes, Indians will open against the royals Friday July twenty four seven ten first pitch, all indications that Shane Bieber we'll take them out for the tribe in front of no one. Do you. Think they'll be a lot of afternoon games or not. I think with players. Association has already had discussions in the past about getaway days, and knowing the travel is going to be minimized as much as possible I still feel that you'll probably have some of those four o'clock starts. Maybe even some of the one o'clock starts Wabi. Find out here in the coming minutes with the Times that'll be released with the schedule, but I anticipate that most of the same instances that you would see a regular one hundred sixty two game format probably follow suit in this short and sixty game format as well. As fires you and Apple, lousy go where you guys are going to be doing in front of you heard yet. We have we have heard some rumblings? We don't have anything official yet, but as far as we know, we still get to do pre and post game show wherever that happens. We're happy to do it if we gotta do it outside. If got to do it inside of we don't care. We know we'll be able to to bring that to you on Sports Time Ohio obviously with American Andre doing the Games as well, but we'll. We'll be with you before and after we're waiting for official word ourselves We just know that we've got sixty games, and and hopefully some postseason pre and post games to do as well. You guys are usually set up out in the The bleacher area out there in the right field area it my correct in saying that. Yeah, that's where our set has been and I'm not sure if that same location is going to be in force for twenty, twenty. That is still in the works here. Things plans still waiting to be finalized for that, but once that information comes down I'm sure it will be released, so we we ourselves are still in the dark about that, but I'd anticipate I if things move forward, and we're allowed back in the stadium, or if that is indeed where we're going to be I would, I would assume that are location won't change too much from where it currently stands. All Right? Let's presume that you location. Let's presume like. Well, you know this. We don't have to presume they'll be no fans. How Eerie of post in pre-game, because you guys are usually surrounded by fan when you're specially when you're doing the post game. Show. How Eerie is that? GonNa be for you guys. That may be factored into the final decision trip. Where if there are no fans than than? Maybe we'll be in our studios downtown for the duration of the season I I again that that's above my pay grade. They just tell us where to go and win to do the show, so it would be just speaking in hypotheticals. You know the last time I think I've been in a stadium like that. Probably was maybe my rookie year in pro ball. You know where we were playing in front of maybe parents and girlfriends and stuff, but there was no one else there, so yeah, it's weird and I. think that that might be a factor in whether we're going to be there or not. As an ex ballplayer before we go to traffic here, you can hold on. Can't you yeah absolutely? Yes let me do traffic then. Get right back to Jensen. Lewis here's here's a Livia. From the Okinawa. Traffic Center auto accident caused you injury. Call one eight hundred Elk Ohio Watch for a disabled vehicle in the left center lane on four eighty West before West, one fiftieth, also in Brunswick fallen power cables, closing westworld thirtieth between nationwide parkway and Babcock road. This report is sponsored by spectrum business now more than ever. Small businesses need the best Internet and phone solutions at the best value and spectrum business is proud to help offering new customers one month of Internet, voice and TV service for free visit business DOT SPECTRUM DOT com today to learn more. Livy Musica, wgn traffic and eleven hundred am one of six point nine FM. Partly cloudy skies, a slight chance for showers storm later on the day today temps in the nineties. We'll see seventies tonight. Then pop up storm chances today on Tuesday temps again in the low nineties. So frigging hot of it. Rains. I'm going to sit in the back yard naked. I can't take this heat Jensen Lewis. You'll hear him tonight. Seven to ten right here in WTI eleven hundred I wanted to ask you this question before we get into I think we'll be one of your topics today. The changing of the Indians names nickname. The Indians The Cleveland Indians. A as a ballplayer. No, FANS! How does that hurt the adrenaline rush? It's a factor trip and I think it's one of the things to follow throughout this short and season the impression you get coming in and just speaking from Experience Bullpen Guy when you're coming into a situation late in the game and knowing you've got a some crucial outs to get and having those specially home fans behind you. It definitely gives you a competitive edge I. mean there's there's no doubt about it. You go into some hostile environments around Major League Baseball that plays a factor into how guys can handle that pressure so without it. You're going to see some things illuminated. Make me from. You guys that. You normally wouldn't hear the sounds they make or or guys that we call them five o'clock all stars, where in batting practice they're unbelievable, but then the lights come on and seven o'clock hits, and they can't do anything you may see. Some guys thrive a little bit more than that. Don't have fans yelling at them I know we're all. We're looking forward to how the Houston. Houston Astros we're going to be received on the road and knowing that they won't really have to deal with. That could be a competitive advantage for them instead of a disadvantage, they're not going to have to deal with being booed every single pitch or or getting that hostility from from opposing crowd specifically maybe in Boston. Earn Los Angeles I think it's fascinating to watch from you. You know if you've seen any of the soccer games abroad in the premier league, and Bundesliga and some of these other places that have gotten their way, the golfers trip you know when when you think about guys. Making putts are having the pressure of all those people watching yet on TV, but there's no one there, and that's a human factor that I think a lot of. Of, guys will will relish is that I don't have to worry about all these people seeing me in this vicinity in this venue. Yes, it'll be broadcast, but man. That's a whole different. You know idea to deal with then knowing okay. If I make a mistake man, I'm going to hear about it for another eight or nine innings having to go back out the field. It's a great point That's an excellent point because there are even at the professional level there are. Some players that gag under pressure. And the fans do add extra pressure. So that's a great point. You brought up. That's x I never thought of that. That's a good point. Jensen. You have a problem with the Indians being named the news. Trip obviously with with us being a rightsholder sports time Ohio. There's there's a lot of discussion that's going to go on. we, I don't think will be involved in those, but I want to stress that there's no foregone conclusions on this team name change, and and unfortunately a lot of people are prisoners of the moment, and you know looking on social media or seeing other. Other teams, specifically the Washington Redskins I know people started to mention the Kansas. City chiefs there. There's a lot of things that are going to happen from now until a decision is made one way or the other, I know that Terry Francona spoke about it. Francisco Lindor talked about it today trip. All I can speak from is when I played for the Indians Cleveland Indian. I. I have my Jersey Still. That'll be something that can never be taken away from me, so I had a lot of pride playing for this organization playing for this fan base. Heck, it's how I grew up. where I grew up in Medina, I did my high school down in Cincinnati, but I never lost my allegiance to Cleveland, and now that was the one thing that I always remembered, and throughout the history trivia been on this earth. A heck of a lot longer than me. You've been a Cleveland Sports. Fan of heck of longer than I have. There's been all kinds of different names that have associated with our teams here in town. We've lost a team that's been moved in the middle of the night, basically to Baltimore and then brought back. you know years later in our in our browns? You know with the cavaliers. There's a lot of different things that you associate with a team name and I think that's where people are going to look at this from a team standpoint. We're just GONNA. Have to wait and see what what the Indians do. The community people they involve I. Know that they've said they recognize that their name is is very visible in the way they connect not only with this community, but also with the community at large. And with with everything moving forward I'm going to be one that that's going to intently watch. I'm interested to see the dialogue and everything that happens, but all I can speak from as a player. Is. I had a heck of a lot of pride. Put on the Cleveland uniform and being able to represent this organization. And from the reaction I got today from listeners in texters. If the Indians changed wind up changing their name I think it's GonNa. WIND UP HURTING THE CLEVELAND. Indians I really do it. It'll be fascinating. Trip I I know a lot of people still feeling the effects of of the decision on Chief, Wahoo. That not being too far removed from now this this question coming up, but again I still believe that the process will kind of bear out, and this is. This is the Indians organizations decision. This is for them to listen learn, but again I want underline this because we all can be prisoners at the moment where a lot of emotion is involved in the short term, a lot of things go into this. This but there's no foregone conclusion that this is going to happen, so I hope people recognize that just because someone says there's a possibility of it doesn't mean it's going to happen, but I can appreciate where the organization is GONNA. Listen other going to involve the community and they should I mean. These are the people that pay pay good money to come watch, US ball players play, and and they developed. A A definite connection one way or the other, so it really will be interesting to watch and see how this unfolds. If they do chew survey and listen to the majority of people's opinions I. I don't think the name will change I. Think the majority of people. There's always somebody that's GonNa complain about something, but I think. The majority of people are very happy with the name. The Cleveland Indians Jensen not that I. Want you to be the the speaker here, but not detroi- a-. Put you on the spot here, but everything is offensive today and I've gotten texts on this all day long. Just asking your opinion, John Adams. Sitting in the bleachers beating drums. Yes, that offensive and will be stopped. To me, I always found him as a source of inspiration because it would tell me that we either had runners in scoring position, or we had two strikes and big spot, and I can remember clear as day in two thousand seven when I was facing Dustin Pedroia in game. I think it was game three of the. I was coming in with two outs, and we were in a big spot. We had a two run lead, and I needed to get that out and I can I can remember just kind of stepping off the mound, going behind a trip, taking a look up and around and see and forty five thousand screaming people in in red and blue and an Indians gear, and just knowing that all they cared about was was willing us to victory. Victory and I can remember hearing John Adams starting to beat on it because that was that was significant. You knew this was a game changing situation, so that gave me a lot of fire gave me a lot of competitive advantage there and helped us through in a lot situations, so that's another part we talked about how there's fans going to be weird, not hearing him especially with guys in scoring position or in the ninth inning countless down. To get that final out, so it's a guy that is synonymous with Indians. Baseball, no matter what. I, truly mean when I'm about to say and I really mean it and I'm known jet and I'm not. A trust me I've known John for a long long time. John Adams. if. They remove him. From those Cleveland Indians Games with his drum had a literally break. I'm dead serious. That'll break that man's heart. I've seen them I've never seen a high more devoted. Something like that before my whole entire life whether you know, people think it's Corny or people think it's great or people don't like it whatever your opinion is. That man is really dedicated, and that man really loves showing up with his drums and I think they literally could break that man's heart if they throw them out of there. Yeah, you can ask anybody that's ever put on the uniform trip that that there's he's one. One of the things that first comes to your mind that part of the game you'll always even even opponents come in, and they remember that. How does the guy beating the drum in the bleachers in left field? He's kind of synonymous with with each experience here at at then Jacobs field now progressive field so I'm with you man what forty plus years he's been doing it. He's an icon here in in Cleveland Baseball. Jensen Lewis. You're much younger than I am, but. I'm kind of happy for that I wouldn't WanNA be your age. You know what's funny is. We'll get into this tonight and I've kind of been I. I've kind of been in a situation. Where as as that would millennial gen whatever that that cutoff is? Old School I feel. To have you as as a mentor and a radio and and a guy that's really lead by example and trying to do it. You know as well as you done. Man So Be Proud that you've you've trailed, or you've made this trail. You blazed the trail the way you have because you've set a very high bar for all of us to reach. The trails coming to an end. Mr. Lewis I really to headsets. Believe were out there. Working to keep going as much as we can, POW. Thank you for blazing the trail. Geno seven to ten, we'll be listened to Jetson. You gotTa Texter.

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Kings Of The Hill

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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Kings Of The Hill

"No matter what spring weather brings prepare your engine with Pennzoil synthetic motor oil. It's the first motor oil made from natural gas. Not crude oil it gives you unbeatable engine protection. The proof is in the Pennzoil based on sequence IV aware test using SAP five W thirty. These baseball tonight the podcast. It is the baseball tonight podcast for Friday, April fifth two thousand nineteen BUSTER only, our producer everyday is Josh macrey, except when he goes on vacation Joshu have a well-deserved vacation coming up next week. You're going to be on a beat someplace maybe which leads to my question, are you when you go to a warm spot. Are you someone who can just sit on a beats for, you know, two three four hours and not move. Or are you one of those people's restless about sitting on a beach? I enjoy sitting on a beach come on really does going. All right. Well, let me ask you a question does like going up and going for a stroll putting your feet in the water does that count as as being restless like I'm not the guy who sits there for twelve straight hours and just like rolls over to tan myself evenly, but I'll sit for an hour to go. Take a walk. I might all around. Yeah. You're describing hell to me. Not even like water skiing and surfing, Don, I'm in the water, swimming, and playing catch with my son. And if I'm not doing that, I'm in the shade. Like, I just can't sit in the sun in roast. Yeah. Just but there's something to be said for just kind of feeling the warmth, especially after a long winter get get the sun on your face a little bit. It's it's it's good. It's pleasant. It's refreshing just getting the surf and no reading on the beach. That's in Barrasso, like sitting and reading and baking, I just it really surprises me to hear you say that as as a learned man like you are I feel like you'd like to open up some literature on the it's certainly probably damage done by my parents, when I grew up within the back of my mind is that if you weren't up outside and working by seven AM you with the lowest former life owner, I'm here. There's no doubt about that. Like the idea of being sleep at seven, oh one is embarrassing in our family. This is terrible. Anyway, let's get to the baseball. The day you start with this note Clayton Kershaw allow two runs in his first rehabilitation start. He struck out six and four hundred third inning sixty one pitches. He's workings way back to the big league club. Some of the games from Thursday. Just you must answer this question for your Red Sox. Why in the world do they keep running on Ramon Laureano? We'll they're crazy BUSTER and not in a good way. People say, well, they're these guys are crazy. They'll do anything to to win a game. No, they're crazy. Because what's the definition of insanity to win the same thing over and over results? Exactly. Yeah. Well that that's clearly what they are. Let's see what happened yesterday. Flare could be trouble. Bets is going to try for third. These out at third it put the bag. Laser has done it. Glenn Kuyper, NBC sports, California. I love the look and Mookie bids his face and look at it was a mistake which acknowledged after the game they're down by four runs. And you can't get thrown at third base with the first out of the ninth inning. But on the other hand the laser man is that guy good. He's really good. He did the same thing to Zander Bogart's earlier in the series. And by the way, where does laser Ramon rank among active nicknames? That's really good. I love it. Yeah. That's got to be in the conversation. Right. Maybe when you get back from vacation, we can talk about that spent some of that time when you're lying on the beach in roasting. I'll I'll chart some of the best nicknames in the majors. Absolutely. Meanwhile, the Yankees were in Baltimore they were losing again in glacier Torres came through the chew. Two. Look peel spit back track. Yankees lead five four, but three road blaster Torres Michael k on the yes network. The Yankees are going to win that game eight to four we'll be talking with Calley Harvey of ESPN New York about gleyber Torres and how important that moment felt for the Yankees on Thursday morning marches share was on with Golic and wingo talking about the Mets and how they might make the playoffs. It may not be a world championship. It may not even be division winners. But if they can win enough, they can stay healthy. I think they can sneak into the playoffs and into the playoffs. A lot of good things can happen. I think the big question for the mess is number one obviously that health, but some of these young hitters Alonzo research if these guys can continue to get better. And and if you can get anything from Cessnas later in the season, then the Mets have a lineup that you can really put against the Phillies as well. As other teams Mets had their home opener on Thursday. They played the nationals, Noah Syndergaard. Stephen Strasburg were dominant in the early innings. In fact, Syndergaard had a no hitter through five, and then this happened in the sixth the nationals hold the lead is rob ROY blaze stands in over one with fallow to first pitch is into the left field. Nemo back on this one to the warning track on the raw toll for his headed. It's gone. It's a home run for Victor row blaze. He is homered against Syndergaard for the second time this season both of his home runs against Syndergaard. There's the nationals I hit it leaves the ballpark and the nationals are gonna win four to nothing that call from the nationals radio network. Team. The day. Right in the game of the day conversation every day just to give you pick million the curtain Josh being note in early in the morning, and he gives me his choice for the game of the day. When I saw his choice. I was like is he out of his mind cause judge who had the Indians against the Blue Jays. Right. Yeah. Today, the near no hitter. Yes. Correct. Yeah. You near no hitter. But of course, that wasn't a game of the day. Then the game of the day was Braves and cubs because max freed was unbelievable. He was dropped into the rotation for a spot start against the cubs. And he was awesome result on the ground had thought of breaking fall. How 'bout that? Officiency? Three outs eleven pitches. Put it right there. What a pinch ninety seven on the black. Nobody's hit mad. I strikeout February of last year at he's made short work of swing at him as second strikeout for free and see what he does with the full count here. And he put right on by just challenged them. I might have been five fastballs in a row at bias. Couldn't catch those fast balls, a whole AB swaying. S fifteen up fifteen down. He just through that to four hundred Schwab best tonight. He hasn't had thought much five strikeouts. Four and at sixteen in a row. Little chopper hit toward Donaldson to his left froze on. Dug it out good play. And a line drive toward left field. Anders not gonna get it. It's down Basit and Sudas wakes up. The perfect game bid with two outs in the sixth inning. And after eighty five pitches. Carbs, finally, how the base. Yeah. The Braves fans standing and cheering for max freed because they recognize brilliant seventeen up seventeen down fastballs. Highs ninety seven curveballs at seventy three a great changeup. Of course that was the game of the day. Josh, what do you think defend your son Taj pitching montage? Oh boy. I love a goal which ING montage. Yes. Yeah. But you gotta admit among pitching montages. The that's the sound of chip Kerry. Jeffrey incor- in all over the great performance of max breed and you picked Trevor Bauer and his supposed- near no hitter will be talking about that defend yourself. Well, I'm a companyman BUSTER. And so last night when I was flipping around watching all these games. I got an alert from ESPN said, hey, check out the Indians game Trevor Bowers got a no hitter going, and so I figured ESPN thought that the Bauer near no, no, it was more important. So I would just fall in line. That's that's my only reasoning. Yeah. Okay. Well, it wasn't. It wasn't close to be in perfection. The way that freed was. Yes, he had a no hitter through seven innings, but he had one hundred seventeen pitches and six walks. Here's what it sounded like through seven innings, and it is three. And pitch number one seventeen. Will it be in a last for Bauer who gets his eighth strikeout and keeps the no hitter intact? That was our friend Tom Hamilton WTN eleven hundred listen to his voice, I think he was on your side. Josh, I think so too. Yeah. And also when I'm taking a broader view of our show here BUSTER, I thought it'd be the game of the day. And anytime it's fifty fifty for me, I'm going with Tom Hamilton because of the excitement in his voice, and you know, that he was at the microphone when the no hitter continued through the eighth the three two pit spaces loaded to down. Here comes slung skied in the air on the infield near second Miller. The second baseman on the grass in front of the bag makes the chance Brad hand gets out of it. No hitter in intact. And that carried into the ninth inning. Of course, the crowd. You could hear them worked up over the possibility of no hitter. And this is what happened. Swung online, Dr Basit right-center. There's the no hitter, Freddie. Elvis three walk some breaks up the no hitter with a leadoff single the rate center here in the ninth. So the ins fill without a no hitter since nineteen eighty one that was Tom describing it on W T an eleven hundred. Here's what it sounded like on Toronto radio to to pitch to Galvez on a light into center field based set for Freddie. Elvis twenty four outs later. The Blue Jays finally fi Greenspace. It's Freddie Galvez who reaches for the fourth time tonight. He'd been walked all three plate appearances prior to leading off tonight dinning, and he's got a single and that bus up the drama here in the land, Ben Wagner sports net. Five ninety the. Dan, you're the booze there. I'm assuming those were for Terry Francona for taking Bauer out of the game with a no hitter after one hundred seventeen pitches in seven innings Bauer was asked about that decision after the game. Hundred and sixteen pitches is a lot for any time of the year. Obviously. So. There's got myself in trouble. What a lot of deep counts a lot of free passes. But as right decision. He talked about what his focus was late in the game, you know, trying to figure out the chess match, and what what they were trying to do when I was trying to do and figure out how to you get as deep as they could. Francona talked about when he decided to take Bauer out of the game. He was coming out. We've made a decision, right? When the inning was over. So it didn't have anything to do with it. He was tremendous. He's you know, what I didn't wanna take him out. And he said, he news right thing. I told him I hate it. And he goes, I ate two. But I know right thing I care too much about him in this organization. Too tired somebody, and I wished I mean, I would've loved to have seen it because I don't doubt that he would have kept pitching and probably not giving up a hit way. He was throwing I just have an obligation to to do the right thing. Even when it's not the funnest thing to do. I sent out a poll question on Friday morning after it got joshes note about which one should have been the game of the day. America's spoken twenty two hundred ninety four votes as we tape this sixty three percents at max breed. Josh go down again, screw this. Buster. I'm going on vacation. It's the Rabbie train with Carl Ravitch Ravitch gourds the host the baseball tonight play by play man for ESPN. And and Ravi. We start with this Paulin bikinis research radius, semi this great note that we've only been gone a week and we've already seen four no hit bids through six innings Indians. Orioles Tigers in White Sox that doesn't include. Of course, max free last night perfect for five and two thirds innings, and you love those on pace things early in the year. But we would be on pace for about ninety six of those no hitter through six ending to put that into perspective in two thousand seventeen we had twenty three last year doubled to forty six out expect this trend's gonna continue car on the way that the game is developing with pitchers attack in the upper half of the strike zone. Hitters taking big swings. Yeah. I don't think it's going away. I think that you know, later in the season, you'll see pictures like Bauer and freed and managers not be so inclined to go take them out because it's so early in the season. So my sense is we will see you know, four or five no hitters this season. And it's great to check the box scores or watch the highlights when you see other people not named sherzer or degrom showing up with double digit strikeouts. It becomes the norm. You get into the thirteen strikeouts in a game. And you're like, ooh. Wow. Okay. I didn't know that you know, that guy had that in them. But yeah, this is this is the continuation of a trend. I do think at least in my opinion, the scales tip a little bit. When you watch somebody liked to Graham, or you watch somebody like max for you to watch somebody like cleven Gerin Cleveland, you realize like my gosh, they they may not be able to hit the high strike, but these dudes Trevor Bauer one fair featuring right now does look a little more. Unhittable. And and I I would always fall back on haters trying to swing for the fences. Well, they're making every hitter look bad. And I I don't think that every hitter goes up with the sole intention of hitting home runs. I do think that again, this is me. But I think at some point you do have to look at these guys and say, they're really good pitchers. It's a combination. I'm that the hitters are trying to do things. But these guys in what they're throwing my gosh. I, you know, I know David Ortiz years ago got out of the game because of the below. But these these changeups and sliders and fastballs two and four where they locate them, you know, you're you're you're watching a bunch of curt schilling's and Randy Johnson. I don't think this is just because the hitters are trying to do one thing. I think you have to give some credit to some of these pitchers. I really do. No. Yeah. No question about it. And you heard when the Blue Jays got their first hit last night here at boos from the Indians fans who I'm assuming Rupp set. The Terry Francona took power out. Of that game co that was a no brainer. We just heard the explanation. From Terry Francona, we heard Bauer say, yeah. It was the right decision after one hundred seventeen pitches. Yes. Totally the right decision. Our knows he's gonna he is going to be in this situation. Again, I did the Indians this week when you watch cleven your pitch, and you know, what Bauer was last year and nobody works harder than he does to improve himself. The two best pitchers on the Indian staff are Bauer and club. Inter they have moved ahead of kluber, harass go. There's no doubt about it. Frank cone is really smart of of course, you take them out into Bowers credit. Look he recognizes you know, several years ago. He may have protested he's grown up a little bit. He's more of a of a team guy. He's his work ethic is undeniable, and I think he knows that he will be in this situation again and later in the year, I'll be able to stay in the game. I get why Braves fans were upset that. The Atlanta front office didn't make a lot of additions. During the off season because they saw what the Phillies did they saw what the Mets did they saw what the nationals did. But last week, and I had a conversation with FREDDY Freeman in which he said, basically, look, I'm glad they stuck with the young pitchers. I'm glad they didn't be too aggressive because he loves the talent that they had. And that was on display on Thursday night. Next free has been working in the Braves bullpen. They need a guy to fill in as a start. But they made clear look this is kind of an audition, and they didn't put any limits on how many pitches he could throw and watching him last night, Carl you're like, wow. Ninety seven miles per hour with his fastball. That was outstanding at the low end e was throwing seventy three seventy four mile an hour curve balls. He had a great changeup. He had tremendous stuff. And there's sometimes, you know, Bauer would probably be the first one to tell you because he has a high standard. Look, I wasn't that great last night. I walked six guys max raid against the cubs last night. He was outstanding. Like now, you're looking at that brave staff. Saying you know, what they're fine without Dallas kaikal. This is a really talented group in that game. Made me think differently as we move forward about max freed what about you may. Well, I think yes for sure, you know, and I think what max freed will do is he'll continue to get better. But he'll have the game where he gives up six runs and gets hit around. What it does to your point? I think is is it makes you look at the Braves differently. It does make you think about the Braves in the same way. You think about the NATs who have at times looked really good and really bad this year and affiliates who've for the most part, look really good the other significant part of the Braves is that Mike Foale today. Vich pitched I think it was last night. He threw five innings didn't give up a hit two oxen to strike goes at the minor league spot in Gwinnett. That's why to FREDDY Freeman point. Let's save the money. Let's be able to go making a move at the deadline. Let's be able to go acquire somebody. If we see a need the knee-jerk reac. Action to what happens early in the season or even in spring training. Oftentimes, you you just gotta step back and take a breath and the long term deal. They gave you know to the kid Albee's plays. Greg Swanson looks healthy. Again, there's a lot of reason for optimism but watching freed and I watched that game last night. Yeah. It wasn't just a fastball. It wasn't just change up in unhittable breaking ball. All those things. Go into you know, what they're trying to do in Atlanta. And that's not just for twenty nineteen that's for the foreseeable future. The divisions a joke, and it's going to be for the foreseeable that I mean, it really it really. Is it really is? It's brutal. Yeah. And you know, the Braves bullpen is certainly concern is the season starts. But the one thing that I think we're going to see happen is is that sort of that, you know that. The sort of the battle of the competition. Eventually they're going to move a couple of those young pitchers into the bullpen and whoever it is Bryce Wilson or Kyle writer who have men are going to have some weapons coming out of that bullpen. They are you know to their credit. Unlike a lot of others, but very early through a cub series people like Biddle and Subotica like the head and walked anybody one of the most irritating thing I find now when you're doing games or watching games is when your offense scores, and you then go out, and you walk the first hitter, it is like just drive you crazy moment. Are you kidding? We just you know, we just scored three and you go out and throw four straight balls. That's that's not possible don't do that. And to the Braves credit at least so far. They haven't really walked ton of batteries at least some of those guys in that bullpen. So I think that's gonna help. And who knows where freed ends up whether it's the bullpen or a starter. But boy big step forward. Last night for him in a great reminded to the Braves. So we we do have a lot of real good young talent. Plus, he's a as you know, he's a lefty that never know. And as you were talking about the walks, and how the drive you crazy thought balloon over my head was yeah, we'll get to the cubs in the second. But before we do that speaking of the Braves hall of Famer, Bobby Cox had an apparent stroke this week he's in the hospital. Now, I'm sure you'll join me in sending out best wishes for him. We got a great Bleacher tweets from Chad Anderson who asks with the advent of instant replay could body Cox's record for manager Jackson be the most unbreakable Mark in baseball. And to put some numbers to that. Bobby Cox, one hundred sixty one injections, John McGraw, one thirty two early ver- and Leah derocha ninety four so Bobby Cox is the Babe Ruth of injections and. Yeah, I think you could put that record in the category of science five hundred eleven wins. Cal Ripken's two thousand six hundred thirty two consecutive games. Carl. The rules of the game. Have changed such that you would instant replay. You're just don't have the arguments so bad that record will never be broken. You know, when when the Braves moved to DisneyWorld, we would cover the Braves spend time with him every spring training, and obviously having been involved with this for the last twenty six years. I think the players that played for him has made it quite clear, but I think one way to step back and look at Bobby Cox, his legacy with the Braves is think about the superstar players, and what they generally be came as people meaning Smoltz at glavin and Maddox the mcgriff's of the world, they they had a decorum and professionalism Chipper Jones about them that he maintained because of the way he handled being the manager. He was a players manager. And yet. Demanded and commanded respect and every interaction I had with body, and there were many of them like flatlined great sense of humor, but steady as she goes never really seemed to take that ejection behavior and bring it into a meeting with the crew covering a game. Or reporter very very baseball oriented Centric knows how to relate to people. And again, I think when you in a sense, the you take a graduating class, and you look at the principal of the school. When you think about the people that graduated from from Bobby Cox's manager. I mean, how how many of them are such solid citizens who had literally hall of fame careers and maintain that level of professionalism into their retirement. That's where I take. I think a lot of these young guys learned a lot from him about how to be a guy how to be. A respectable man. And that's that's that's where I in the last couple of days. I've been thinking about Cox, I and I had conversations coincidentally with some of the Braves staff on Sunday about Bobby Cox because they were telling me about how he's going to the ballpark every day. And they got to seem every day. And I and I mentioned to him that I always thought the thing that distinguished Bobby really didn't have anything to do with baseball came down to this. He likes people like bobbing people. And that was at the heart of why players loved him why he got along. So well with players and now he lasted so long. Yeah. I that's kind of what I was alluding to. And look, you know, our good friend John crock who who doesn't necessarily like people or like everybody. Was very very open about his affection for a guy that had to manage against him for years and how much they liked each other. And look Bobby Cox liked baseball players Kroc was a baseball player. Like, that's that's what he did. That's who he was. And they got along swimmingly after John's career ended Bobby was still doing what he was doing. They they really liked each other. So I agree. I think he likes people we know John John's a real likable guy. And and he was able to cut through to John as a manager and the other dug out the respect that they had for each other was rooted in baseball. But I think it grew in the spirit of the people that they were and I echo exactly what you just said about him being a people person. The cubs are an absolute mess right now. And I think Carl the embodiment of their situation played out in the fifth inning last night. You Darvish had sort of the classic Darvish start. There were moments in which he looked tremendous like he had great movement on his fastball and and hitters looked overwhelmed by him. But then it was like he needed to trick them. Or was it felt the instinct to try to trick hitters rather than stick with? What was working for him? He runs a building his pitch count. You know, runners get on base. So Joel Madden goes to his bullpen. Carl Edwards junior comes in. He walks a couple of guys then the bases are loaded, and there's nobody out and who does he call on Tyler Chadwick who lead the majors in walks last year. And I thought you know, what this is exactly where the cubs are right now. Which is yes, they have pitching issues, but to to paraphrase Rick Pitino when he said, Larry bird's not coming through that door. Robert Perez isn't coming through that door. There's no Kevin McHale coming through the the cubs have to find the solutions on this. Staff because they're form system has been depleted by trades. They've made so did not great position to go out and get some help during during the course of the season. They are they're bumping up against the luxury tax threshold. They're not going to spend money to go get a Craig kimbrel or somebody else. They have to get you Darvish and Carl Edwards junior and Tyler Chabert or whoever they have to find the solutions from within. Yeah. Which is which is a tremendous conundrum to be, you know, it is amazing to watch the organization and the facial expressions and a front office that is a countable and recognizes we've put ourselves in this position with the decisions we've made and the contracts that we have agreed to and they look down at their farm system and realize there's just not a lot there, you know. And this does feel like the this feels like the Sesame Street Meatball that is rolling down the street and picking up meat is it goes, it's just getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and I I'm not certain muster that there is a particular solution to this problem. And I certainly don't think that changing the manager is gonna do it. Now that would be a different voice. But I think you can feel the momentum continuing to build and build and build in that direction because you're not going to get rid of players. You can't do that. They're not going to get rid of Feo FC jed Hoyer. And I think he knows I think Joe Madden knows that the worst. This gets the the bigger the target on his back. That's because where else are you going to go unless the US thing comes out and says boys, this is our team. This is our manager through the remainder of this year. So any idea that we're going to make a change that way? Let's forget about it. I think is not going to is not going to affect the belief that somehow this is now going to be pointed at Joe Madden. And I don't think THEO is going to do that. That'll he's gonna come out and say that you can just look at the faces and I heard John Lester after the game the other night. I think we're just pressing too much. I think the mandate coming out of spring training. Listen to that. When the when the lead voice on your team goes out and says, I think the mandate coming out of spring training that we'd be to get off to a fast start is a direct implication of. Of both the manager and really the front office. If that's the pervading feeling and message, and you don't well, then you are going to press, and that's a risky proposition to come out and say need to get off to a fast start. 'cause when you don't everybody's trying to hit the seven run home run every pitchers trying to make the perfect pitch, and it's going to blow up and right now what's happening is it's currently blowing up. Wouldn't that seem silly? I agree with you one hundred percent, by the way that I do think that the scrutiny on Joel Madden is going to continue to grow. But let's face it at the root of the issues right now is is that they have some really ineffective part of their pitching, of course. Yeah. And Joel yes. The answer to your question, isn't it? Of course. It's silly. But how many how many decades of baseball decisions have been made on silliness? Yeah. I I mean, look he didn't pick Tyler chat. What he didn't make the investment you Darvish? He didn't do those things. And that right now is the absolute foundation what's going on with that team? A couple more to it's really quick one. Then we will dive into this deep. But you know, it's really interesting with this idea of all the analytics, and and sabermetrics and really smart people in front offices and behind computers when will the when will this shift be made from blaming manager? Who is just in a sense taking advice from other people away from manager and put on other people just thought for later down the road. But at some point, you don't you absolve the manager because he's quote, unquote, not really making the decisions. Yeah. I I would agree with you. Josh, you always represent the voice of the fans. Cubs fans right now, we're going crazy. They are complaining about Madden and some of his decisions based on what I see in Twitter. What would you think about the idea? Of him being the in the crosshairs of scrutiny. I mean, that's just it's the way the world works. I get it. And I don't blame them for being mad at Joe Madden. But I do love what Karl just said that in this age of baseball when the manager is not always the one making the decisions. In fact, you have rarely the one making decisions maybe some of the attention. Some the scrutiny should be turned. Elsewhere. No, no question about it. Two more quick ones for yet Carl Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones had a Padres fan dejected for using foul language on Wednesday night, alerting security, and he talked about how he hopes that fans can keep it light. Instead of Cussing it players. You know, what in two thousand and nineteen. I don't think that's too. I have a standard. I think he's exactly right. What do you think place? I of course. He's right. It's asinine to have people go into a stadium and think that this is their right? And they can swear. I mean, it's how how far removed is it from Jackie Robinson all over again where you have a. Player. Let alone in Adam Jones case a player of color getting screamed at and swore at what why is that allowed? Don't you just look around and think about what had asked you sound like when you're swearing at somebody on the field, and there's a six year old girl sitting next to his dad. Don't you look at yourself like, but it to Josh's point, this is the society get on Twitter trash anybody. You want us any language you want make threats against anybody you want, and there is no punishment whatsoever. That goes with it. Of course, Adam Jones's right throw, the guy or woman, whoever is behaving that way out of the building, please. Yeah. No question. Chris Davis hitless and all of his at bats on Thursday in the Orioles home opener striking out in each of the bats before he got lifted for a pinch hitter. And these quotes surprise me. He gets Chris Davis said after the game. It's not something. I was really expecting. It was tough at the same time. I heard it a lot last year, and rightfully so I've said it. Before I'll say it again, I understand the frustration. Nobody's more frustrated than I am especially daylight today. Carl it's time it's time for the Orioles to move on from Chris Davis seventeen bats this year. No hits eleven strikeouts. He this the beginning of this year had four years ninety two million dollars left on his contract. Yes. A lot of its deferred, but it's a new regime there. You got a new general manager new manager in two thousand seventeen this is someone who to fifteen last year one of the arguably the worst offensive season for any regular player. He batted one sixty eight to forty three on base percentage. He had sixteen homers in five hundred twenty two plate appearances Carl's time to go. It's time to cut ties. Ardo argue in feels like the Steve Blass disease for hitters it feels like someone has literally forgotten. You know, what it was that that that allowed them to be one of the one of the great power hitters in the game. When he was performing at his best it literally feels like. And when you watch him, you can see that the energy and all that has been sucked out of his gigantic fine. I mean, he wa- he looks right in here to form. But so does several people that couldn't throw the ball from second to two I or from the mound to I or from the catcher's position to second base. I it's gone. You know, it just feels like it's gone. And maybe just the I know you're saying it's over McNabb. You send him out send him down. Go. Find it. Go hit single-a pitching feel better about yourself. Because there's no way you can go to the ballpark feeling good about yourself or as the old saying goes. You can get you can find a hot streak on an airplane ride across the country. So be it. I think he got to go find that stroke. I think you've gotta hit balls over the wall. I think you gotta do it the competitive environment, not the major league level. Carl thanks for doing this. I'll see you next week. All right. We'll be back in a moment with Jessica Mendoza. But I in baseball. There are a lot of tough decisions to make like which pitch to throw in a three to count whether you should butter steal to get a runner and scoring position. And of course, ketchup or mustard. The folks at TD Ameritrade know, just how crucial decisions can be. That's why they offer a Trade Desk team. That is always just a phone call away whenever you're stuck in a jam have a question about a trade. 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'cause like I literally had to do the same math. 'cause it I feel like the rookie in so many ways still just because like I'm still trying to you know, never been to Philadelphia. We just had them last weekend. And I'm trying to ask for how do I get to the booth? Like there's still so much about it that I feel like oh, I'm in year, two, right? And it's like, wow, it's you know, the second year with this booth doing two years with with Buni and Dan. But no, really, you're the you're the rock thing. Goodness. You for sure veteran and our Goto, but I cannot believe like four years. It's it's crazy. That's pretty cool. And you mentioned before we go ahead of this week. We've got the dodgers playing in Colorado against the Rockies. I can't wait. I'm I'm ready to go on Saturday. Go get my Rockies cap that I've been dying to get to go to the ballpark there. But I want to look back real quick what we saw in Philadelphia last week in. What did you think of the? One of the first honeymoon days. Bryce Harper Philadelphia, Phillies lovefest. Yeah. I mean, you just sense that from and granted I even said this on the broadcast like this won't always be like this, right? But I mean, Bryce more than you, and I have ever seen just him and his wife like just being in and around Philadelphia like his personality. I mean doing interviews looking at the fans like literally interesting instead of ignoring them in kind of being in his own space like when he goes off the field. I mean to see them give him an ovation almost every inning. He ran out there. Just standing up even if it was like seven fans just clapping or a hundred fans I mean, and then of course, the homerun, right? And and not even the home runs that he hits. But the way it comes off his bat. Like, I forget, right. I mean we hadn't had a nationals game. You know, we had him last year. But like you forget, it's just different. And the way the fans react to how it comes. Meaning it could be foul ball. I'm not just the home runs. It's like, it's just energizes them. I mean, there's. Already an energy that he in all honesty, the acquisitions that the Phillies this is a different team at different lineup. But obviously he's the poster child of that. But I saw the most when just there is an energy. He brings it to me. I mean, I love hitting. And when he makes contact with the ball, it could be a out. There is something about the way. It comes off his bat that I sit up at my seat. I'm like. Wow. Okay. And again, not just the home run home runs and he hits. And that's something that I just noticed that the fans is just like there's an energy around that entire stadium. That's it's pretty special right now. And I love the way you described that because it was funny. The other day after they played against the nationals on Tuesday. I was covering the Phillies and the nationals and after that game in which Bryce Edman booed and Ryan Zimmerman who was asked by a reporter about, you know, how do you think Brice will deal with the scrutiny and Zimmerman's answer? It was basically, you know, he's been dealing with that his whole life. Like he's been there's been attention on him since he was eleven twelve thirteen years old. And I thought about that answer afterward, and I thought that's absolutely true and rice in a position where he can know how to handle that scrutiny. But I do think there were times the last couple years where it was kind of wearing him down. And now that he goes to Philadelphia rather than turn away from it rather than take batting practice indoors indicates because he doesn't like the the impact that the fans have on his batting practice. He seems to be turning into the wind for one of the first times in his career and embracing this situation, which he understood when he took that contract. He's taking on. That's what I see the most. And honestly, talking the media, and you would go through that. And I'm not saying he'll be like you. And I both know that there will be a time. He will struggle, and they'll be time when it gets really loud and you'll see effective. You will this is not the end of Bryce Harper having being challenged and and noticeably seeing it affect the way that he plays like that is not done. Like, I I don't believe like he's thirteen were. Here's there and Philly fans, we all know like they'll turn the team is struggling and Bryce Harper struggling. But what I see with him is just more of like he he knows? He's there. I mean now like announcing that they're going to have their first child and like they're starting their life in Philadelphia. And it's like he almost just wants to be, you know, postgame pre-game whatever that he can do to be like, I'm here. Get to know me. I'm gonna put down this wall just a little bit just enough for you to understand a little bit more to me than just the numbers than just the contract. But who I am as a person? Here's my wife. It was never seen or referenced so much with his own family. And then now, you know, baby Harper them out since they made over Instagram and with all the Phillies gear, and I mean, huge grin on his face. It's this is a new side of Bryce Harper. I mentioned we've got the Rockies and the dodgers this weekend. I can't wait to dig into Nolan are out of this week. One of the I think one of the best players in baseball one of the most interesting players in baseball. I know you're going to be talking about kenley Jansen going back to Colorado after heart issues. He's had in recent years. Absolutely. I feel like, you know, we're going to hopefully, be able to grab them even on Saturday when we're there just to be able to kind of ask them to meet some in tally because he had the procedure on his heart to hopefully, correct everything that was expected by altitude. But even math vast Gershon brought up on our call this week that I mean, he's got a drink five or six liters of water a day like there's and you really wrap your mind around like the mouth of water first of all that is. But the hydration the just, you know, all the things that he's physically going to have to do because of altitude, but let's be real Ramona Shelburne had a really good piece on him last year when he walked us through like what that felt like for your heart to start, you know, like messing with you like for that like the the it to be altered in any way the shortness of breath. All of a sudden for you to feel like everything is super heavy. Like, you think I mean, that's your heart. And so my question with Ken leeann and being able to see him hopefully this weekend is. What's the mentality? Like like, regardless if you had a corrective procedure or not this is your heart that is clearly affected by altitude in the past. How do you just walk into this place get amped up and just feel confident that your body's gonna react in the way that you wanted to and that you're not risking your life. I mean, I don't know that's me and my approach, but can leave different. And you know, he's very easy going. I wonder how he's going to approach returning to Denver for the first time. And this is how familiar he is with with the hard issues in elevation who's fascinating. And Ramona's piece how when he first began to feel the symptoms last year. You know, his wasn't thought wasn't that go got to run the hospital. The first thought was anger like really we gotta have this again, and he could feel how his heart was progressing in that eventually like, well, okay. I need to call nine one one. He gets the procedure and hopefully moving forward. He's in a lot better place. I know you've spent time around the Rockies the last couple of years they've been on the edge of contention the National League West they haven't been able to catch the dodgers who have basically dominated the west in recent years, and the Rockies are kind of done with that. Right. They got a chip on their shoulder. Absolutely. I feel like the last two years. It was like rock Tober. Right. Just get to the play offs. Like, this is a team that you know, had a bit of a drought just wanted to get to that next step of getting the postseason and being awhile cartoon the last two years. They're done they are fed up. And there is one team that ultimately stands in their way as it stands today. And that's the dodgers. And so yeah, you don't see this. As like the biggest rivalry baseball by any means. But for Colorado, it is I mean this dodger team remember they went Dame one sixty three. Okay. They had to go an extra game. They were that close to winning the division and not having to play in the wildcard. And for anyone who you know, as you know covers teams around teams that are wildcard teams. You know? It's it's such an ADR. It's crazy day. You know? I mean, he's really it's fun for us. I mean, we we cover it every year, and it's it's an amazing from a fan point of view, but from a team point of view, it's exhausting. I mean, you're putting everything is. On the table for this game. And for the Rockies, you know, coming off a game one sixty three. I mean, they were just they were spent and they want to earn an win the division, and they feel they really feel BUSTER talking to the members of team talking to bud. Black talking everyone pair better team than the dodgers. Yes, that's a World Series team in the last two years, but they went toe to toe with them in the division, and they know in their hearts, they are a better team. So I think anything less than winning the division this year. Buster will it will be a disappointment? I feel like for the Rockies. Let me ask you, do you believe that? I'm just curious because we're going to be talking a lot about the internal conversation that took place within the dodgers organization after they lost the World Series for the second consecutive year and some adjustment. They've made in their hitting approach. Do you believe that they're better than rocking than the dodgers? Because I don't. I mean. Yeah, I don't and it's it's hard to when you see the results of what this team which is pretty much the same daughters team as it was last year. Adding core Seger. You know? I guess you can mind this Manny Machado, but I don't really count that as much as you know, obviously the whole entirety of the season. But you know, the dodgers are better team. I do feel like fuel can can take far, and I do feel like what the Rockies you can't underestimate him is my point because if they won the division. I would not be surprised and that's not because I feel like they're a better team. But because I think bitterness and fuel and all of that versus a team that's coming off watching on their home field lose the World Series two years in a row. How does that continue to motivate you, and you know, does it for the dodgers? And I feel like it's the reverse for the Rockies. I mean, they have one thing in mind, and that's how lay and that's the beat them for the division. Well, and you would understand that better than I would be, you know, high high end athlete that mentality of even if we know on paper, the dodgers are probably deep deeper, the Rockies are are going to be competent that they're going to be able to figure out a way to catch them. We talked on Thursday about Jacob degrom Hal right now. I don't think there's any question. He's the best pitcher on the planet you as everybody knows worked for the Mets now and yet and opportunity being the same ruined the Graham during a pitchers meeting. How cool was that? Yeah. I mean, I feel like one of the and I've only had one day on the job, you know, with the Mets came in spring training. And of course, you know, me bustard a super nerd and coming with my notepad, I'm involved. I'm like what meetings? Can I be in part of and you know, one that was really interesting was pitchers only meeting and being able to sit. And I purposely planned in myself next to Jacob degrom just to be able to see like how does he retain information? What questions is he ask? And of course, that you know, I can't share everything that happened in the meeting, but it was just it's really cool to see. And you know, for me was like almost like putting on my pitcher hat is like how how the access to different types of information, and what you're learning, and what you're able you know to to have, you know, access to now to be able to improve yourself. But I'm looking at course, like the best, you know, the Cy Young award winner right in front of me right next to me. And I'm like, but you know, any mess thing was they don't change a thing. Don't do anything yet with with Jacob degrom. It's you know. No, it's just that ability for him. He's still young in his in his pitching. Meaning like, he, you know, he didn't pitch his whole life. You look at someone like Noah Syndergaard who has been this pitcher like this is who he is Jacob degrom. And a lot of ways is still very young in figuring out like everything that there is about him. And I think what what I get so impressed with and I was watching his start this week is just the command, and you hear that word thrown around so much, but it just stupid the numbers. I mean, I think what he's almost twenty ks to one walk ratio right now. He finished the year last year two hundred sixteen nine strikeouts to forty nine walks. And that's BUSTER watching all these games and pitchers giving up all these runs. It's the walks that stand out to me we saw it with Chris sale on opening day when we had them in Seattle. It's it's not command early in the season. So to see Jacob degrom kind of just basically come off like he was still this. This is Tober for. Them. She hasn't missed a beat. So that to me is is good for the Mets. It's also good to think about J